Animal Birth | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Animal Birth

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Wild animals in dreams represent our basic instincts and urges such as lust, fear and anger - the deep emotions that we are taught to repress.

• Dreams provide a safe outlet for exploring these deeper feelings. Taming a wild animal indicates a need to control your instincts.

• To understand the individual meaning of your dream, explore the specific characteristics of the particular wild animal you dream of.

For example, bears are about the need for strong boundaries and lions represent our strength and courage.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Figurative of the dead past that one should leave behind so they can have a new beginning; see “baby”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The animal, compulsive nature of human beings. Instincts, according to Freud and most other dream interpreters, removed from awareness (animus); or awareness removed from instinct (anima) in human beings.

The image of the suppressed or of the shadow, suggesting a chance for integration.

The type of animal in the dream is important. Jung suggested that we find out more about the innate character of the animal we have dreamed about. According to Freud, small animals always symbolize children and siblings, while wild animals are a symbol for sexually excited or exciting people, evil urges, or passions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal. See Zoo.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Domestic animals: Comfort, familiarity, security, gentleness. Astrological parallel: Virgo

Wild animals: The lower nature, the unknown, fear, danger. Astrological parallel: Aries... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Bones)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

One’s needs being met daily, without accumulation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I am given an animal to look after (usually somebody’s pet) while they are away on holiday. I then completely forget the animal, go away and when I return the animal is either dead or very dried up or has been got at by another animal and is in the throes of dying. When I wake from the dream I feel most dreadful and it is only when I am fully awake and realise it is not true do I feel better’ (Lynda E). Neglect , mutilation or killing our ‘animal’ is a common theme. Lynda’s feelings show how she senses what she is doing to her inner nature, but she dismisses this by convincing herself such feelings are not ‘true’. We have a responsibility to care for our animal drives, to see our sexual, nutritional and body needs are met. Eating the animal: inte­grating our natural wisdom and energy. Hiding from or trapped by^an animal: see wolf in this entry. Animal with its young: parental feelings; one’s basic childhood needs. Baby animal: oneself when young; baby feelings; desire for babies; see example in eating. Talking, shining , holy or wise ani­mals: important intuitive information; a meeting with the gathered wisdom we have unconsciously. This is one of the sources of religious inspiration, and many older cultures rep­resent their origin of great learning or holiness as animals or animal headed beings. See ape in this entry, birds; pets; rep­tiles, lizards and snakes; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

This represents motherly qualities and, therefore, the mothering instinct.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If killing, the desire to eliminate a certain aspect of one’s personality as symbolized by the particular animal (e.G., One might kill a lion to eliminate aggressiveness).

2. Aspects of one’s own or another’s personality as reflected in the characteris­tics of a certain animal.

3. Religious or spiritual representations. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Depends on your feelings for the particular animal (for typical meaning see the specific type).

A helpful animal normally represents the instinctive self. Look at your feelings and beliefs about this animal.

An animal relates to your own natural and inborn instincts. Good omens of a base nature as long as they are not being violent.

If misbehaving, it is an indication of a party where people are lacking good manners and are demonstrating poor judgment. This is all a reflection of the patterns that need to be repatterened within you. Your belief system is drawing you to these situations and people. Animals represent your primitive, physical and sexual mannerisms and expressions.

A heard: prosperity. Animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities. Black Dog Animals represent the dreamer’s animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression, paternal or maternal instincts, social status, etc.

The choice of animal, its color and location indicate how the instinct is regarded.

For example, a black dog in the bedroom means the dreamer’s attitude to sex is dominated by fear. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities **Animals: “Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent effects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.

The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Represent people, according to color and character; research accordingly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Sound of animals)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

Talking animals can be demonic spirits posing as spirit guides. Running on all fours in a dream like an animal may represent a subconscious feeling of being powerful... Christian Dream Symbols

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent affects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.

The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

Freud and others attach sexual significance to dreams of animals; dream interpreters, however, regard the dream of a number of domestic animals as auguring happiness, while wild animals symbolize enemies.... The Fabric of Dream

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Like any other animal, human beings have devel­oped certain physical and behavioural traits. Some of these traits, such as a newborn baby attempting to suckle the breast, are rooted in millions of years of past experience and can be thought of as instinctive. We can observe such traits in a dog in such behaviour as cocking of the leg in male dogs. We can see some of our own traits in such things as the human desire to elect leaders. Many of these habits are physiological or social. In our dreams we represent these drives or habits in the form of various animals. Our restrained sex drive or ag­gression may be shown in our dream as a dog on a lead.

The power of drives such as the urge to parenthood via sex might be shown as a horse which we are trying to control. More than anything else, though, our dream animal represents our powerful reactions to situations, reactions developed through centuries of human experience in frequently terrible situa­tions. This aspect of ourself is rooted in the older portions of the brain.

The animal in our dreams has commonly been seen only as the sex drive.

A careful examination of animal dreams, though, shows this to be untrue.

The animal represents all our biological needs and responses, which include survival and hunger, reproduction; parental urges; need for exercise and rest; social drives, fear reactions, anger, urge to provide (for young and mate); home/nest building; territory protection, so­cial hierarchy, etc.

If these aspects in an individual are dam­aged or traumatised, we see parents who have lost their natu­ral bonding and caring for their child; individuals who have no sense of social status or responsibility, enabling them to be criminally violent; disturbed and misplaced sexuality. Domi­nating or attempting to kill out the animal in us can cause tension, depression and illness.

The common escape into dry intellectualism is a cause of internal conflict. Complete per­missiveness is no answer either, our higher brain functions need expression too. So one of the challenges of maturing is how to meet and relate to our ‘animals’, and perhaps bring them into expression in a satisfying way. Such drives are fun­damentally a push towards life.

It must be remembered that where sex or sexuality is men­tioned, I am not simply referring to the sex act. I mean sexual­ity in its overall aspect, which includes the urge towards par­enthood, and the love and caring connected with it. (Brain damage or certain drugs or chemicals can diminish the ‘hu­man’ levels of function and only the animal and lizard levels are expressed.) Below are listed some common ways animals are used in our dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When animals appear in a dream they usually represent an aspect of the personality which cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level.

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

The dreamer will be dealing with the child-like side of his or her personality, or possibly children known to him.

The hurt young animal

The dreamer may perceive a difficulty in becoming mature or facing life.

Eating the animal

The dream could be about the ‘demons’ one creates which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Pagan belief thought that one took up certain aspects of the animal that were superior in certain respects to ordinary’ human attitudes.

Godlike, talking awe-inspir- ing or wise animals, or those with human characteristics

Animals have not vet become conscious of, or pitted themselves against, the power from which they came so the wisdom they show is innocent and simple. It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

The figures of animals arc an easy way for the dreamer to accept that help.

Killing the animal may destroy the energy derived from the instincts. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control the dreamer’s instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals whether by building defences - or perhaps by running away - is indicative of the dreamer’s struggle with his animal instincts, and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of the dreamer’s life.

2- When we need some sort of understanding of our own psychological urges, animals will appear which symbolise those qualities. These are:

Bear

The mother (see Family) appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.

The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all- caring mother.

If it is recognised in the dream that the bear is masculine the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.

Bull

Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as dcstructivcness, fear or anger (for example a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognised as sexual passion or creative power.

Slaying the bull

indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts and can also represent the sign of Taurus in the Zodiac.

Cat

To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings, usually in women. Goddesses such as Bast the Egyptian cat goddess arc usually represented as having two sides to their natures, one devious and one helpful, so the cat often denotes the capricious side of the feminine.

The elegant but also the powerful, yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat. Chameleon The dreamer is recognising either in himself or others the ability to adapt and to change according to surrounding circumstances.

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. They are usually recognised as being destructive and alien.

Composite animals

To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities are needed.

The various qualities of the different animals of which they are made up need to be assimilated and integrated. There are two potentials of development in one figure.

Half-animal, half-man

The dreamer’s animal instincts arc beginning to be recognised and humanised.

Cow

The eternal feminine, especially the mother (see Family) or mother figure (see Archetypes) is often depictcd by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.

Deer/Reindeer

The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

The dreamer realises that some of his impulses are offensive, or revolting.

Dog

also see individual entry The dreamer may recognise a faithful and constant companion, a protector or more negatively, somebody the dreamer can’t shake off and who might make trouble.

A dog that the dreamer owned or knew at some period of his life There may be memories asso- ciated with that period of his life, which hold clues to present behaviour.

A huntress with dogs The dreamer is making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the Amazon (see Archetypes).

A dog guarding gates, being near a cemetery In dreams this indicates the guardian of the threshold, and creatures which must be put to sleep or tamed before there can be an initiation into the underworld Domesticated (tame) animals When we dream of domesticated animals we arc aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have come to terms. There are passions which arc being used in a controlled way although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable. Elephant To see an elephant in a dream is to recognise the qualities of patience, long memory, strength and fidelitv. In the more esoteric sense it signifies radiant and glowing wisdom.

Fox

A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness.

Frog

A period or act of transformation (a frog transforms from a tadpole and moves on to the land). There is something repugnant which is turning into something of value (i.e. a frog into a prince). Also see Snake as all reptiles have the same significance.

Goat

To dream of a goat is to recognise creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.

To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with the dreamer’s relationship with the dark side of his nature.

The goat may also represent the Devil or Satan. It is also the symbol for Capricorn.

Hare

The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into madness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the Priestess/Witch aspect of femininity or the Priest/Sorcerer of the masculine (see Archetypes). In its positive imagery however it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the Mother of God.

Hedgehog

The hedgehog can represent evil and bad manners, or literallv our inability to handle a ‘prickly’ situation.

Horse

The horse in a dream represents the energy at the dreamer’s disposal.

A white horse depicts the spiritual awareness of the dreamer; a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of the dreamer’s nature.

A pale horse is taken to indicate death, and a winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly- plane.

If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries the dreamer forward. Ibo much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.

If the horse is being harnessed to a cart the dreamer may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly- utilitarian objectives.

In a man’s dream, a mare will denote the Anima, a woman; or the realm of the feminine (see Archetypes).

In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the Animus or her relationship with a man.

A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective Shadow (see Introduction) those aspects of the personality which most people attempt to suppress.

The horse as a beast of burden is often the Great Mother (See Introduction). or mother archetype (see Archetypes). In modern dreams the car has largely taken over from the horse as a symbol with many of the same associations (see Car and Journey Sections).

Hyena

The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and deviousness.

Jackal

The jackal is associated with the graveyard, and therefore with Death. As a scavenger it is also a cleanser. Esoterically, it is the servant of the transformer, guiding souls from the earth plane into the light.

Jaguar

The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the balance of power between the dark and light forces. Kangaroo This somewhat exotic animal often stands for motherhood. and also strength. Lamb The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature. It is said that evil cannot withstand such innocence.

Leopard

The leopard represents cruelty and aggression, and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power. Lion The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.

If the dreamer is struggling with the lion there should be a succcssful development as long as the dreamer is not overpowered, or the lion killed.

A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of the personality- has slipped out of alignment, putting both the dreamer and his surroundings at risk.

A lion lying with a lamb There is a union, or compatibility of oppositcs; instinct and spirit going hand in hand. Lizard also see Reptiles The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one-track’ thinking.

Lynx

The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream it can often portray objectivity. Monkey The monkey characterises the infantile, childish and arrested side of the dreamer’s character.

The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisi- tiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, that of lively- curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.

Mare

see Horse

Mole

The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often signify the blind persistence and determination which enables the dreamer to succeed. Monster/Dragon also see Dragon in D Section A fear which is beyond understanding, usually welling up from within rather than from the outside world, is often represented in dreams by monsters and dragons.

The devouring monster The dream may deal with a recognition that ultimately we arc all absorbed back into a greater whole.

If the dreamer gets the better of the monster he will have mastery over his own fear of death, and may be able to harness this forcc for his own use. Cutting out the monster’s heart or other vital organ, or lighting a fire inside it, depicts the struggle against the dark forces of the underworld.

Mouse

also see Vermin The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognised that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding.

Otter

The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and to be able to gain subsistence from its environment, all things the dreamer may- need to develop.

Ox

The ox depicts the ability to be patient, and to make sacrifices for others.

Parts of animals

{the limbs, eyes, mouth, etc.) These have the same significance as parts of the human body (see Body).

If the four legs are particularly emphasised possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. Pig or Wild Boar The pig is taken in Western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, and gluttony.

The dreamer’s better self may be beginning to recognise these unattractive qualities in himself. Without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastcry of them. Pigs and jewels There is a conflict between the lower urges and spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitful- ness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the Destructive Mother (see Archetypes). Wild Boar The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and therefore the negative Animus in a woman’s dream. (See Introduction).

The dreamer may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly.

Prehistoric animals

A trauma from the past, or from childhood, may be causing difficulty. Rabbit Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things.

The obvious connection with fertility could be important or it could be that the trickster aspect of the personality could be coming to the fore (see Hare).

A white rabbit may show the dreamer the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide.

Ram

The ram is a svmbol of masculine virility and power, and by association has those qualities of the sign of Aries in the Zodiac.

Rat

also see Vermin ‘flic rat signifies the diseased and devious part of the dreamer or of his situation. It can also represent something which is repulsive in some way.

The dreamer may be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague.

Reptiles

To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality. We may have no control over these, and could therefore be easily devoured by them. We are afraid of Death or the death process, but must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.

Seal

Dreaming of a seal suggests that we are at one with the clement in which we live.

Serpent

also see Snake The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation. It is the instinctive nature and is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed, the dreamer comes to terms with his or her own sexuality and sensuality and is able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies which become available. In a man’s dream a snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinitv. In a woman’s dream the snake may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the Garden of Eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery; and also of temptation. Sheep The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct, and it is this interpretation which is most usually accepted in dreams.

The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect which is recognisable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.

The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.

To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.

Sinister Animals Any threat from animals indicates the fears and doubts the dreamer has over his ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Snake - also see Serpent. Snake dreams occur like serpent dreams - when the dreamer is attempting to come to terms with his or her more instinctive self.

Inevitably, this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies which have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available.

A snake twined around the body or limb

This indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.

A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth

This can sometimes represent the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify the dreamer’s control of his or her libido.

A snake in the grass This image denotes disloyalty, trickerv and evil. With its tail in its mouth This image is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical (see Shapes, Circle). Being swallowed by a snake This shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate, and lose our sense of space and time (see Eating). Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death, and all that man fears. Snake twined around a staff or similar (see Caduceiis) The unconscious forces that are released once the dreamer reconciles the opposing sides of himself create healing, rebirth and renewal, and this is universally represented as two snakes entwined round a central staff. It is a symbolic representation of the basic form of DXA, the ‘building blocks’ of life.

The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream (see Colours). Squirrel The squirrel represents the hoarding aspcct of our personalities.

Tiger

The tiger signifies royalty, dignity and power and is both a creator and a dcstrover

Toad

To dream of toads is lo connect with whatever the dreamer may consider ugly in life, or in his behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful.

For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values.

Transformation of animals In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation.

Unicorn

The unicorn is a symbol of purity and traditionally could only be owned and perceived by virgins. It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding, and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.

Vermin

In dreams vermin may represent the enforced contemplation of something that is unnecessary or that has invaded one’s spacc.

Vertebrates

Animals with backbones often give an understanding of the qualities associated with that animal.

The smaller and lower orders of animal signify the unconscious, the higher orders the emotions.

Whale

The whale, because it is a mammal which lives within water, indicates the power of resurrection and rebirth man’s abilitv to come back from the dead.

Weasel

The weasel traditionally highlights the devious, more criminally oriented side of ourselves.

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions, or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening the safety of the individual. Such a dream may be a way of understanding anxiety.

Domesticating wild animals The dreamer may- have come to terms with his or her wilder side.

Wolf

Dreaming of wolves may- indicate that we are being threatened by others, whether singly or by the pack.

The dreamer may- have cruel sadistic fantasies without taking responsibility for them.

The She-wolf The hussy; but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

This animal has the same significance as the horse, but with the additional meaning of balancing the negative and the positive in a very dynamic way.

3- By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

See individual animal names.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see by specific creature or habitat, Carcass, Fur, Zoo)

The primitive wildness within and a yearning to return to nature.

A threatening animal reveals hidden aggression or unexpressed anger toward something or someone. Alternatively, this may mean that you personally feel threatened by someone perceived as predatory.

Taming an animal: Bringing (or wishing to bring) yourself under greater control, especially characteristics like a hot temper or overly intense passion (see Whip).

Native Americans believe that the spirits of animals appear in our dreams as teachers and guides. In this case, read that animal’s entry for more insight into its lessons.

Killing an animal: Consider what the creature itself symbolizes.

For example, killing a bird signals a fear that you are somehow stifling personal freedom or vision (see Carcass).

Jung felt that the central self was often represented in dreams as an animal, specifically the elephant, horse, bear, bull, fish, or snake.

Consider the creature’s positive and negative characteristics or integral qualities as they reflect upon the way you behave.

For example, are you being bull-headed or figuratively bearish?... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Animals emerge from the Lower World as powerful archetypes and energies. They may lend their wisdom, attributes, and supernatural powers to the dreamer.

The appearance of any animal in a dream may point out that man and nature are not separate but are intricately connected.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Animals represent, as Archetypes, the depths of our unconscious or our instincts. Animals in dreams are always repressed symbols of our urges—a dream language of the forbidden.

Bear: a symbol of vitality, power, and endurance (particularly in women’s dreams). See Bear.

Fish: a fear of losing love; your partner is “slipping” through your fingers, but when the fish is alive, it is a sign of successful planning. See Fish.

Dog: extremely repressed sexual urges. See Dog.

Insects: repressed anger, emotional stress, family problems. See Flies, Insects.

Cat: a symbol of female eroticism, and sometimes a repressed desire for independence. See Cat.

Cow: female sexual urges—but always combined with patience and calm. See Cow.

Lion: glorified and powerful physical contact between men and women.

Mouse: a symbol of the female; the fear of mice is an expression of the dreamer’s fear of a vet-to-be-acknowledged femininity. See Mouse, Rat.

Horse: aroused, but unrealized physical energies, or controlled vitality. See Horse, Horseback Riding.

Serpent: a phallic symbol; women who dream about serpents suffer from unfulfilled sexuality; a serpent crawling up your legs means sexual desires have been awakened. See Dragon, Serpent.

Small animals often symbolize a small sibling; large animals usually stand for the dreamer’s own character traits and repressed cravings. Animals with human voices: a warning not to let other people hurt or take advantage of you. Dead animals are a sign of changes in your personal situation.

Depth Psychology: Animals are a symbol of primitive character traits, like greed, passion, or anger.

The other symbols in the dream are very important.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see animals in your dream is indicative of certain aspects of your personality. Depending on what animal you see, it may reflect your outer appearance, your primal needs and wants, or fantasies relating to sex. Animals can represent your wild and uninhibited side. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal implies that there is some aspect of your personality that you dislike or are trying to avoid. Also read about the type of animal that is appearing in your dream.

To dream that animals can talk indicates insight and intellect. Pay attention to the words it utters; the meaning being conveyed may represent your ability to achieve all that you desire.

To dream that you are saving the life of an animal indicates that you are aware of some personality traits that you have in common with the animal. In addition, you may feel as if you are lacking a particular attribute or you are insignificant in the scheme of things.

To see lab animals in your dream represents a personal attribute that you are hiding from yourself and others. You need to gain confidence and face these emotions, even if you feel as if you will be overcome by them. Be more open-minded and willing to try different things.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Animals most often represent that aspect of ourselves, or parts of our personality, that are present in our ordinary life. It is generally given that the more primitive the animal then the more primitive or deeper the layer of consciousness that represents.

To dream of being bitten by an animal may be a manifestation of a fear of animals. What the animal is doing in the dream is also very important, if say, a pig is dancing, then maybe that means that the side of you that likes to over indulge is very happy with that. But if the pig were crying then that might indicate an inner urge to curb and over indulge in habit.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Mystic Dream Book

To see wild Animals in a dream is generally a dream of contrary ; but there are a few special Animals such as LION, LEOPARD, TIGER, which carry distinct meanings. Any very unusual creature, such as a crocodile, is a bad sign. Domestic Animals have separate meanings, and the CAT and DOG are not considered good dream omens. Cows and Bulls depend upon their attitude ; if they are peaceful, they are a good omen; but if they attack you, then expect difficulties in your business ventures.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way. In shamanism, one of the most ancient belief systems, animals are an intrinsic part of the shaman’s (wise man or priest) journey into other realms. They are protective as well as being teachers. Godlike, talking, awe-inspiring or wise animals, or those with human characteristics: animal wisdom is simple and uncomplicated and, therefore, is innocent. In dreams and myths we personalize this quality. It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When animals appear in a dream they tend to represent an aspect of the personality that cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level. Below are some common images that occur in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Animal dreams can have several different meanings, depending on the specifics of your dream: Wild animals, especially if threatening, mean you feel out of control in a situation.

If you tame a wild animal in a dream, you achieve success through expressing yourself honestly.

If you are attacked by a vicious animal and you manage to kill it, you will triumph over your rivals. Dreaming of domestic animals (such as pets), if unfamiliar, can mean you feel pressured to be something you’re not.

The same meaning applies to dreaming of wild animal babies (of any type of wild animal). Dreaming of farm animals suggests that you are ready for growth. It’s time to start exploring your potential. Also see “Cow” and “Chickens” for more specific meanings.

If you dream that you kill a gentle animal (example: you’re driving and you run over a deer), something you are doing in real life goes against your values and you are “killing” a sweet part of yourself. You must change your behavior and stop acting against your instincts or a part of yourself will be lost or damaged. Talking animals in dreams serve as messengers of the unconscious. Pay attention to what they say, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others. Animals attacking other animals in your dream means you are feeling a deep conflict with someone you are close to. This dream may also suggest that you are scared of showing your true emotions and desires, because you think they are too powerful for others to deal with.

If you dream of being an animal, it could be an expression of your primitive desires, physical characteristics or even your romantic longings. Animals in dreams symbolizes the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Think about how you felt in the dream, and how you acted, for clues to your dream’s meaning. Also look up the specific type of animal you were, for further analysis.

If you dream of lab animals, you need to experiment with your fears, choices and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself by what others think you are capable of.

If you dream of a dead animal, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.

If you dream of experiments being done on animals, you will encounter difficulties in carrying out your goals and plans. However, if you rescued the animals from the experiments, you are successfully facing emotions and characteristics represented by the animal.

If you dream of hybrid animals (half one creature, half another), this symbolizes that you are beginning to incorporate different sides of yourself as you grow and mature into a fully-formed personality. Look up the animals that the hybrid was made of, for additional meaning about these sides of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

An uncontrollable animal symbolizes the lust for sex. Docile animals such as pets reveal a state of contentment and pleasant companionship, but the pet itself may be in danger. Wild animals such as the bull, leopard, lion, and so on are considered symbols of desire for sexual fulfillment.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

They all symbolise one’s enemies.

The size and strength of such animals is the deciding factor for the strength and power of such enemies.

And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

interpreted upon 4 [sides:] following & companions & wealth, comfort, life.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The childlike side of our personality, or possibly children known to us, can give us information about innocence and naivety.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person sees himself as becoming the owner of will animals and these animals are under his full control so that he leads them to wherever he desires, it means he will become the leader of a people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a married woman to dream of giving birth to a child, great joy and a handsome legacy is foretold.

For a single woman, loss of virtue and abandonment by her lover.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A new beginning; see “baby”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Joy.

2. Anxiety (if the dreamer is pregnant).

3. Good fortune (depending on the marital status of the woman giving birth).

4. A new project or concept emerges into the consciousness.

5. Advancing from one phase of life to the next.

6. A new spiri­tual principle emerges. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If one sees his mother giving birth to him in a dream, and should he be ill, it means the approach of his death. (Also see Childbirth; Giuing birth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of a new thing in your life, Isa. 42:9 ... Christian Dream Symbols

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Women who are pregnant and men who are going to be fathers commonly have dreams about giving birth. It is not an omen of anything to come, but simply the mind trying to cope with a significant anxiety-provoking event.

If you or your mate are not pregnant, this dream could symbolize new beginnings (i.e. giving birth to new ideas, new ways of living, or a new stage in life). Superstition-based dream interpretations say that giving birth in a dream is a sign of good luck, while multiple births are omens of forthcoming material wealth.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If the dreamer is pregnant the dream will be an acting out of hidden wishes, fears or desires, but, soon after you dream of giving birth to a child, or someone else giving birth, you will hear some good news.

If the birth is in relation to animals this shows that any enemies working against your best interests will be defeated, and if the birth is multiple then you will gain a larger monetary reward for your labors.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Woman’s dream: desire to have a baby. Man’s dream: envy of the creative ability of women. When we were born, one world of experience ended for us and another began. Binh in a dream has the same meaning.

The beginning of a new way of life; new attitude; new ability; new project. But also the death of the old. Can be about our own physical birth, its difficulties and trauma. But most difficult birth dreams are about coming to terms with our existence. Many of us are still wondering whether we wanted to be, or want to be, born. Lots of us live at a remove from life because of this.

Birth of a shining, talking or holy child: the beginning of awareness (not intellectual knowledge) of how the conscious self is interwoven with the forces and beings of the cosmos. Birth pains: the creative process; pain of arriving at a wider vision. Giving birth to a more mature self is a struggle; the new in our life is born out of such pains. See baby. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

First, this image expresses actual birth, maybe your own, that of your children, or others’. Wishes, fears, pain, and the joy of becoming “a human being” may be expressed here, as well as the dreamer’s interaction with his or her children. In addition, the beginning of a generally promising, creative time. Creating something new. Complete state of happiness and clarity. On the other hand, often a longing for rebirth, in the sense of personal changes. This image also appears frequently just before or just after having started a new project. Occasionally, it also may express a resistance to letting go of the old, to maturity and completion. With this symbol the question is: What do you want to do with your life and where do your desires lead you? See Child.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new way of life, a new attitude, new ability, or a new- project also when we become aware of the death of the old.

2- Psychologically we are coming to terms with our existence.

3- The urge to care, to love and to give birth arc all suggested by dreams of birth. It may be both a spiritual and a physical need.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Adoption, Baby, Miscarriage, Pregnancy)

The desire to have a child, or to have something important develop in your life, be it a project or characteristic.

Memory of one’s own birth, and / or unsettled psychological issues that stem from this transition, especially births that are particularly difficult.

The technique of rebirthing through guided visualization and hypnosis sometimes resolves the latter matter.

Awakening potentials and opportunity.

A new start..

Necessary pain or difficulties that result in something positive.... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Giving birth represents giving life, not just the new life of a baby, but the new life of an idea or creative project. Difficulties with the birth process, such as hemorrhaging, may mean that you are losing your life force in order to birth someone else’s product or project, or it may announce a new beginning.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Complete Dream Book

It is a warning against loose friendships for a maiden to dream of giving birth to a child.... The Complete Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

VT: Dreaming about a birth could be a sign of the birth of a new idea, a new task, a new plan, or even an idea for a book (usually in a man’s dream). In women’s dreams, it refers to the birth of a new attitude toward life.

If you are giving birth: a job change for more money. Having an easy birth; a long-held wish will be granted along with freedom from many worries. Dreaming about a difficult birth: you have to let go of something you love very much; sometimes it also refers to an illness. Watching an animal giving birth means a positive new phase and new opportunities.

Depth Psychology: Women’s dreams about birth are a sign of personal growth, implying that the process will be painful. In men’s dreams, it usually indicates the “birth of new ideas,” new work, or extraordinary deeds. Dreaming about birth is always a signal of a new beginning or personal growth. It also is a sign of emotional health or of regaining emotional health. Birth is always a beautiful, positive symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of giving or viewing birth represents a flourishing suggestion or notion. It may also symbolize a new start or an anticipated occurrence. In addition, this dream could be tapping into more innocent and undeveloped characteristics that need to be nurtured.

A more direct interpretation of this dream may mean that you are nervous about having a child or you are impatient for this to happen.

To dream that you are giving birth to a non-human creature indicates that you have great concerns regarding your child’s well-being. You are being extremely paranoid that your child will be born with serious disabilities.

If you are not pregnant, then this could symbolize anxieties you hold regarding a task or obligation that you are in charge of. You wish to grow to your full potential and be able to defeat any obstacles that may get in your way. In particular, if you dream that you are giving birth to a monster, it indicates that you are not yet ready to communicate your feelings because you feel that others will not consent.

To dream that the mother dies during birth symbolizes a drastic change or alteration.

The dream suggests that you are discarding an old attitude or belief and adopting a new one. This could be a major decision that will greatly affect your future.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If the dreamer is pregnant the dream will be an acting out of hidden wishes, fears or desires, but, soon after you dream of giving birth to a child, or someone else giving birth, you will hear some good news.

If the birth is in relation to animals this shows that any enemies working against your best interests will be defeated, and if the birth is multiple then you will gain a larger monetary reward for your labors.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Mystic Dream Book

It is a good sign when a married woman dreams of giving birth to a child ; but for a single woman, it foretells trouble in the near future. BIRTHDAY.-—To dream that it is your own Birthday is a fortunate sign for money matters or business affairs.

To dream that it is the Birthday of some friend or relative is a sign that they will benefit shortly, probably in connection with yourself.... Mystic Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a birth represent renewal, transformation a fresh start, and the manifestation of a creative project or a new opportunity for more life to be experienced and expressed. Keep in mind that the process of birthing a new dimension of yourself can be laborious and painful, but the result is well worth the sacrifice. See Infant, Baby and Lamaze.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Indian Interpretation of Dreams

For unmarried women to dream of giving of birth to children, is indicative of inevitable adultery.

For married women it indicates happy confinement. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The urge to care, to love and to give birth are all suggested by dreams of birth. It may be both a spiritual – and, therefore, an unselfish – need as well as an emotional one.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we are coming to terms with our own existence and perhaps are recognizing our own validity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new way of life, a new attitude, new ability, or a new project – also when we become aware of the death of old ways of being.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A woman will often dream of small animals and fish as she approaches pregnancy and birth.

A man is more likely to dream of protecting the child or the mother in some fashion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

The birth of a human child is a universal symbol for good news, happiness, and/or a whole new life.

The birth of twins or triplets indicates wealth.

If the birth involved friendly animals such as dogs, cats, horses or dolphins, then allies who will be of great assistance to you soon surround you.

The birth of scary animals, however, such as predators of all kinds, indicates the opposite: Your adversaries are gaining ground and you need to strengthen your resources.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of giving birth can represent the beginning of a new project or stage of life. More obviously, it can also represent anxiety about being pregnant.

If you dream that you are giving birth to a monster (or anything non-human), this suggests that you are holding back from expressing your inner creativity and “real” self, because you fear that others will judge your or that they will not accept your ideals. This dream is also very common among pregnant women and represents anxieties over the health of their baby.

To dream of a stillborn baby, or giving birth to a stillborn, symbolizes your loss of trust in someone or something. It may also represent lost innocence.

To dream that you help to deliver a baby means that you will soon undergo an important life change. You may be making life changes or getting rid of your old habits and ways.

The change will begin within you, but will probably require the cooperation of others to be completed.

If the mother dies during the birth, the transformation in your life will be very significant.... My Dream Interpretation

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: If you are dreaming of giving birth, it means that there is something new that you are busy entering into in the spiritual realm.

• Positive: To dream of giving birth means that the season of preparation that you have been in has come to an end and that you are now ready to walk in what God conceived in you.

• If you have a ministry calling and dreamed previously that you were pregnant and then later dream that you are giving birth, this means that your season of training for that call is coming to an end.

• Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, • If you dream that you give birth and it is painless, this is positive and means that whatever it is that God is giving you right now, you will enter into it easily.

• If you dream that the labor is difficult, this means that whatever new thing that is coming into your life - you will need to work at it.

• To dream that you did not know you were pregnant, but now are suddenly giving birth, also has a good interpretation.

• It means that although you did not know it, the Lord had been doing a work in you behind the scenes and now you are ready to walk into it. Expect something new to open up in your life at the Lord’s hand.

Negative:

To dream that you give birth of a baby that is deformed is negative. This also goes for giving birth to anything that is unclean or not human.

• This means that you have conceived something in your heart that is not of the Lord and has its roots in sin.

• Psalms 7:14 Behold, he is in labour with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and given birth to falsehood.

• James 1:15 Then when lust has conceived, it bears sin: and sin, when it is finished, bears death.

• To dream of giving birth prematurely and the baby dies is also negative. This means that you ran ahead of the Lord and did not wait until you had reached maturity.

See also:

Baby, Child, Pregnant.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a birth canal represent that your darkest hour is truly, just before the dawn. This dream is about hope and keeping the faith, and that you are close to the fulfillment of your dreams, and to giving birth to a whole new incarnation of yourself.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To see your birth certificate in your dream symbolizes your self-confidence. Consider the condition of the birth certificate - if it was damaged or torn, your confidence is failing.

To dream that you lose your birth certificate denotes confusion about your own self-identity.

If you dream of someone stealing your birth certificate, or getting a fake one, you may secretly feel that you’re not good enough.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Condom; Contraceptive device; Diaphragm) To use a contraceptive in a dream means throwing one’s money into the drain, wasting one’s wealth, depriving one’s children from their legitimate inheritance. Using a contraceptive in a dream also signifies impeachment from office or losing the election or divorcing one’s wife or changing one’s trade.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

*Please See Contraceptive.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of birth control symbolize your ability to take control of your life. This dream may be gifting you with the realization of the responsibility required in the domain of parenthood. This dream could also reflect that you are blocking or manipulating the flow of your creativity, sexuality or love. You are taking responsibility for your creative power and represents having a say where your creative juices will flow.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To see or use birth control in your dream, suggests that you are repressing your creativity, or holding back some aspect of yourself. This dream can also be a straightforward representation of your anxieties about pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a birthday is a signal of poverty and falsehood to the young, to the old, long trouble and desolation.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Financial success.

2. Self-acceptance.

3. Rebirth, new beginnings. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Celebrating a birthday in a dream is a good omen, whether the birthday is yours or someone else’s. It means good health and peace will be yours.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A common symbol for luck in any form.

The birthday is a magical time when wishes are fulfilled, but where somebody could also cast a spell over you (“Sleeping Beauty”). Important are the gifts, the kind of celebration, and how old you became. Gifts usually represent characteristics of the dreamer or the person whom the dreamer is meeting and are an indication of how rich your life is because of them. In addition, a birthday is a celebration of your personal existence and your individual characteristics are the gifts. They are worthy of being honored. Pay attention to the overall flavor of the birthday party. How did you feel?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Celebrating your own birthday: a pleasant surprise is in store for you. Celebrating the birthday of another person: meeting other people will open up positive professional opportunities.

The sum of the digits of the numbers of your birth date are connected to important experiences of either the past or the future .

The meaning of numbers is discussed in the chapter “Numbers in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about your birthday symbolizes your sense of self-esteem. You are honoring yourself as a person, and you totally accept yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Whether it is your birthday or the birthday of someone else, this dream represents a leap in consciousness or growth. Consider the feeling tone. See Graduation or Party.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any celebration is a time for a release of or change in energy, and a birthday gives an opportunity to look back and take stock, from a spiritual perspective, either of the year just past or of the decade.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of a birthday signifies that we have the right to celebrate – either an anniversary or a new phase in life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: There may be a sense of anticipation about something which lifts us away from the ordinary. We may have a gift or talent which is now usable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of your own, or another person’s birthday, means good luck is coming your way.

To dream of birthday presents - or receiving a birthday card - has the same meaning as above.

If you dream that people forgot your birthday, your dream may be telling you that you have forgotten something in real life, like an important date or appointment. Alternately, this dream may represent your fear of being abandoned by friends.... My Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

See Holiday.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

Celebratory of a person’s life and growth.

If the cake is half-baked or burnt it symbolizes worthlessness Hosea 7:8... Christian Dream Symbols

Dream Symbols and Analysis

A birthday cake in a dream means that your desires will be attained. It also signifies that you’re comfortable with opening yourself up to other people.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of a birthday, complete with the cake, shows that you will have much good luck come your way through the well wishes of good friends.

If the cake looks ugly in the dream, then you will have some minor bad luck that will not be long lasting, or devastating to the dreamer.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

To see a birthday cake in your dream is a wonderful omen, meaning the best of your wishes will be realized. It also represents your willingness to share your life with others.... My Dream Interpretation

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

See Christmas Party... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Receiving happy surprises, means a multitude of high accomplishments. Working people will advance in their trades. Giving birthday presents, denotes small deferences, if given at a fe^te or reception.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Questions or confusion regarding personal identity, especially how others perceive it.

2. Regrettable deeds or activi­ties from the past.

3. A distinguishing, identifying feature. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Mole; Strawberry mark) If one sees himself having a birthmark in a dream, it means that he will be caught and be accused of a sin, or a crime someone else has committed, or it could mean paying for someone else’s fault, or it could mean having a good character or nature.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A birthmark may represent a core or deeply imprinted attitude about yourself that mars your inner beauty. It may represent repressed shame or feelings of imperfection.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you have a birthmark is an indication that you have committed an act that should never be repeated. You may have intentionally or unintentionally harmed someone through your actions. This is a consequence that will follow you through the rest of your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a birthmark, on you or someone else, serves as a reminder of something that you must do or never do again. It represents a shameful incident or something pressing on your conscience.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a breach birth represent that you are turned upside down and disoriented within a new phase of life or new creative project. See Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Mystic Dream Book

Happiness and long life.... Mystic Dream Book

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Giving birth) Seeing one’s wife giving birth to a son in a dream when in fact she is not pregnant means wealth.

If a pregnant woman sees herself giving birth to a girl in a dream, it means a boy, and if she gives birth to a boy in the dream, it means a girl. Giving birth to a girl means relief from distress, while giving birth to a boy in the dream means distress and worries.

If a sick person sees his mother giving birth to him in a dream, it means the approach of his death, for a deceased person is wrapped in a shroud, while a newborn is wrapped with a receiving cloth.

If the person in question is poor, it means that his financial conditions will change for the better, but if he is rich, it means restriction of his earnings, for a child is dependent on others while his movements are restricted.

If a traveler sees his wife giving birth to a new child in a dream, it means obstruction of his travels and changes in his plans.

If a woman gives birth to a child from her mouth in a dream, it means her death.

If a man gives birth to a son in a dream it means illness, escape from danger or separation from a bad wife.

If a man gives birth to a daughter in a dream, it means relief from distress, happiness or the birth of a child from his posterity who will grow to become a renowned leader. Ifa woman gives birth to a cat in a dream, it means that her child will grow to be a thief. Childbirth in a dream means relief from hardships, recovering from illness or departure from one’s home or neighborhood. Childbirth in a dream also means comfort, relaxation, payment of one’s debts and repentance from sin.

If a woman gives birth to a son in a dream, it denotes the conclusion of her sufferings, glad tidings, payment of her debts or repentance from sin. Ifshe gives birth to a daughter in the dream, then it means honor, prosperity and ease.

If a poor man gives birth to a child in a dream, it means prosperity.

If he is rich, then it means distress.

If he is unmarried, it means a forthcoming marciage, so that his future wife will give the birth he saw in his dream. In general, if a man sees himself giving birth in a dream, it means his death or the death of a relative, or it could mean experiencing poverty. As for a needy person, it means relief or an escape. As for a merchant, giving birth in a dream means loss of his investment. (Also see Dragon)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

See Birth.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To be at a party means that you will be meeting with your lover the following day, and will have a wonderful lime.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities we need to use in waking life.

The qualities of the various animals need to be assimilated and integrated in order to progress; there are two potentials of further development.

If a half-animal, half-human is seen it shows that the dreamer’s basic instincts are beginning to be recognized and humanized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The symbols of death or the fear of death can be: sunset; evening; a crossed river or falling in a river, a skeleton; snarling dogs; sleep; anaesthetic; gravestones; ceme­tery; blackness, or something black; ace of spades; a fallen mirror; stopped clock; a pulled tooth; an empty abyss, the chill wind; falling leaves; a withering plant; an empty house; a lightning-struck tree; coffin; struggling breaths; the dead ani­mal in the gutter; the rotting carcass, underground; the depths of the sea; the Void.

What lies beyond death is conjecture, but the archetype of death we are considering is not completely about physical death. It is about our observation of it in others; our concep­tions of it gained from our culture and our impressions; the feelings which generate around our experiences and thoughts; our attempts to deal with our own aging and approach to death, plus what material the deeper strata of our unconscious release regarding it. It is about how our sense of conscious personal existence meets the prospect of its disintegration.

Unless we can come to terms with what is behind the haunting images of death we meet in our dreams, we fail to live fully and daringly, we are too haunted by death lurking in the shadows of injury and the unknown. Images of death and the associated emotions, carried within for years, can have a negative influence on our health. Coming to terms means the courage to feel the emotions of fear or chill and discover them for what they are—emotions. They are certainly not death, only our feelings about it.

The differences shown in the two following examples illustrate the avoiding and the meeting. Example: 4So to get to the bedroom I had to jump across this gap. I tried to jump but missed and I fell and hit the bottom.

The next thing I remember was I was floating up. I looked down and saw myself lying face down with arms spread out and I suddenly realised I was dead. I was so frightened that I woke up. I had the feelings of fear of dying, but I felt no pain’ (Cath). Example: “Suddenly I was in a huge underground cav­ern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death.

The whole place overpow­ered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, “Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!” I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me’ (Andrew).

Summarising these and many other dreams, it is not only the accumulated images of death, but also bodilessness and loss of power and identity which bring so much fear. There are two antipodes of human experience. At the tip of one is focused self-determining self consciousness. At the tip of the other is unfocused void without identity. Strangely enough we experience both each day in some degree—the first while awake, the second when we sleep. Yet to face the second with consciousness feels like all the horrors of death and loss. Yet facing it is important, especially to the second half of life.

The symbols of rebirth are: the cave; an egg; spring; the tree; the cross; dawn; emerging out of the sea; the snake; the bird; a seed; arising from the earth or faeces; green shoot from a dead branch; phoenix; flame; a pearl; the womb. Rebirth is as difficult to face as death. It holds within it not just the memones of the struggles and difficulties of our own physical birth and growth, but also the challenge of becoming the un­known future, the dark possibility, the new.

The dream of Andrew in the underground cavern is an example of positive rebirth. After realising himself as bodiless awareness he emerges from the cave and finds himself near a tree. Example: ‘A tremendous jolt of power poured into me from the tree. I saw that we had arrived at a place where a line of trees, about a 100 yards in length, stood very close together in a slight semicircle on the top of a bank.

The trees had great spiritual power and the place was a holy temple. Two spiritual beings were there—an ancient Earth Being, and Christ’ (Andrew).

The next example is of a dream typical of meeting memo­ries of physical birth. As can be seen, the experience is pow­erful enough to cause physical shaking. Example: All I can see of what I enter is a very narrow space with a light showing through. But immediately I enter I realise I have made a mis­take for I am being forced swiftly through a dark, very narrow tunnel. I feel pain as I am dragged along and I hear loud banging noises which frighten me, but although they are loud they seem to come from inside my head. I feel terrified and breathless and very relieved when I wake before reaching the end of the tunnel. In fact as I write this account I am shiver­ing” (female, anon). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The dreamer realizes that some of his impulses are out of kilter.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

When we dream of domesticated animals we are aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have already come to terms. There are passions which are being used in a controlled way, although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

To see someone speaking to the observer or giving him something suggests that the observer4 will socialize or deal with him or someone who bears a similar name or resembles him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

It symbolises haraam wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Such an image is often about the ‘demons’ we create which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Shamanic societies believe that one takes on certain aspects of the animal that are superior – in certain respects – to ordinary human attitudes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

This is a glad tiding that the one who eats this will be blessed with a long life and plentiful of wealth. And the head of a human being is regarded as better and more excellent.

And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

This symbolises wealth.

If it gives off a bad smell it symbolises unlawful wealth.

The stronger the odour the greater the unlawfulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

The willingness and ability to track and trap a wild animal indicates one has great confidence and courage. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of tracking and killing wild game denotes shrewd business dealings and a high probability of success.

To dream of missing the animal shows you will have much loss and troubles with your business.

If a woman dreams of hunting she will shortly find a mate, should she kill the animal she will make a happy marriage.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Childbirth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Giving birth in a dream represents giving birth to some project or creative endeavor. It may mention a new friendship. It may also signify the birth of a new aspect of the self that bnngs new qualities and skills to your personality.

A difficult birth may represent problems in delivering a product to the marketplace.

A premature birth may remark that you are way ahead of yourself and others and, as a result, your ideas may not have been cultivated long enough in order to be realized.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

whover sees herself giving birth to a son and he speaks with her soon after, then it indicates her death. And if she sees herself giving birth to a girl, and she talks with her soon after, then Allah the AllMighty will grant her a son who will dominate his nation.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The instinctive self.

A guide.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of any animal that is helpful to you in the dream is your subconscious telling you to trust your instincts and intuition.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The figures of animals are an easy way for us to accept the help the subconscious and spiritual realms can offer. Your totem animal is traditionally your ‘guide’ through the unconscious realms.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The animal horn, in the past, was often connected with the devil. Today it is a sign (more or less) of a “healthy” ability to achieve. Also it may be related to the idea of giving somebody horns or cuckolding somebody.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Strength, aggression; conflict.

2. Mischievous (“of the devil”).

3. A phallus.

4. Magic (unicorn). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person sees himself as hunting a wild animal it means he will acquire wealth and booty-whether the hunted animal is a male for female.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

they represent men, women and slave-girls.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

We are perceiving a difficulty in behaving maturely or confronting issues in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

he will become a recipient of a fortune from some woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

This is symbolic of destroying the energy derived from the instincts. It is trying to eradicate the very raw power of basic behaviour. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control our instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Take chances—just once try not to be so proper.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

(The limbs, eyes, mouth, etc) these all have the same significance as parts of the human body.

If the four legs are particularly emphasized – possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal – the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. You may also like to consult the entry for body for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are reincarnated (born again) indicates that you need to deal with issues that you have been avoiding. You may have been given a second chance to regain what was previously thought to be lost. Alternatively, you are starting or entering a new stage in your life, and you now able to look toward the future without dwelling on the past.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Improper saddling of an animal for a ride in a dream means imposition upon oneselfor others, or it could mean unnecessary and inadequate going out of one’s way.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To find any animal threatening in a dream indicates the fears and doubts we have over our ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Such dreams are relatively common when starting out on personal spiritual development.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Peel) In a dream, skinning an animal represents an unjust ruler, a tyrant, an oppressor, a policeman who takes people’s money and disappears, or a policeman who can be bribed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

This means he will oppress someone whom the Haraam animal represents.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, the sound of a crowd means money beside other benefits.

The bleating of sheep in a dream means distress and fear.

The neigh of horses in a dream means might and honor.

The barking of a dog in a dream meansvain talk and meddling in others’ business.

The sound of a lynx in a dream means pampering oneself and wantonness.

The cooing of pigeons in a dream means crying, sorrows or marriage.

The chirp of swallows in a dream means 402 beneficial words.

The croaking offrogs in a dream means beatings or death.

The sound of bells and the hissing of snakes in a dream represents a fight, an argument, a warning, or a war.

The braying of donkeys in a dream means cursing in the darkness.

The braying of mules in a dream means vain talk, or it could mean indulging in suspicious acts.

The mooing of a cow in a dream means temptation.

The gurgling or braying of camels in a dream signifies travels and difficulties.

The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats.

The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuation.

The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning for one to escape from danger, or to move from one field into another.

The howling of a wolf in a dream means robbery.

The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace.

The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.

The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, or a forthcoming evil. (Also see Dog; Listening; Roaring; Speaking; Voice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

An idea whose time has not come. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Discovering a stuffed animal in the attic may point to childhood issues and feelings that have been repressed.

A stuffed animal is an object of emotional comfort and attachment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

My Dream Interpretation

To see a stuffed animal in your dream, represents an immature attitude. You may be trying to escape from your daily responsibilities and problems. This is especially true if the stuffed animal in your dream was scary. On the other hand, this dream may indicate your need to relax, be less serious and let your body and mind take a break.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation. Coincidentally, magical techniques allow ‘shape-shifting’, permitting magicians and shamans to adopt animal form, and dreams give us an understanding of that process.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals, whether by building defences or perhaps by running away, is indicative of our struggle with our animal instincts and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of our life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about an immaculate conception (virgin birth) signifies spiritual harmony and potential. Alternatively, this dream can also represent a repressed fear of sexuality, remorse over past actions, or difficulties in relationships.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If the males thereof are seen in the dream with no desire to hunt them, they represent such people who have no Deen; they have alienated themselves from the Muslim community so as to follow their own whims and fancies.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening our safety. Such a dream may be a way of helping us understand and highlight particular anxieties. Dreaming of domesticating wild animals shows that we may have come to terms with our wilder, more unrestrained side.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

This suggests that we have been wounded, either emotionally or spiritually, or perhaps that our natural instincts are not being allowed free expression and are, therefore, not functioning properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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