anxious

(See Uptight; Worries)



Anxious | Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Anxious

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

When this dream occurs review what are the truly “precious” and “important” things that you want to take with you and decide what you can safely let go of to allow space for new growth.

• Dreaming of losing things tends to reflect a life that is so overwhelming you’ve lost sight of what’s important to you. Your dreaming mind is left to process the personal frustrations that you haven’t dealt with because you’ve been too ‘frantic’ or anxious.

• This dream can be resolved by addressing the balance of your daily activities.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you or others are adopting a child indicates that you are taking on something new and different. Ask yourself what is missing in your life that would make you happy.

If you dream that you are adopted (and you aren’t in real life), you are feeling out of place in some real-life situation. You may also suspect that those closest to you have been lying to you.

If you dream of giving up a baby for adoption, there is some aspect of yourself or your personal life that is changing, and you are feeling a sense of loss. You may have made a decision you can’t take back, or be sad or anxious about moving on to a new stage. You may also be having trouble making a new personal goal or project happen. Also see “Baby”... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you have a feeling of anticipation (anxiously/hopefully awaiting something) in your dream, it symbolizes your expectations and anxieties about some unknown situation or result in real life. You are ready to take action. This dream can also mean that an exciting experience is about to happen to you!... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A dream of this kind is occasionally a good omen, denoting, after threatening states, success and rejuvenation of mind; but if the dreamer is anxious about some momentous affair, it indicates a disastrous combination of business and social states. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Being plagued by anxiety is often a sign that you arc dealing with mistakes you’ve made. Feelings of guilt and lack of confidence are most often the reasons for nightmares.

The dream may also indicate fear of chaos and problems—sometimes also a far-reaching change in your life. Being hunted by terrible images: you are harboring secret worries, or people you consider dangerous are the cause of the anxiety.

If you frequendy dream about being fearful and anxious: courage and being more assertive will make it easier to overcome hurdles. Making others fearful: a difficult situation or disappointment ahead. Sometimes anxietv-filled dreams are a sign of physical symptoms, like heart problems. Frequent anxiety dreams would suggest that you make an appointment with your physician for a check up.

For women in particular, nightmares are often a sign of physical problems.

The circulatory system may also be reacting to a heavy meal, too much smoking, too much alcohol.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams that carry an anxious feeling represent resistance to your life circumstances or that you are grappling with your fears. See Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of experiencing anxiety, or noticing someone else was acting anxious, the dream is warning you to control your tendency to be overgenerous with your resources. Any friends you win by going overboard in your generosity - whether with your time and trouble, or with material things - are not really worth keeping.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ashes in a dream often indicate penitence and sorrow. We are aware that we have been overanxious and stupid within a situation, and that there is little left to be done. That situation has outlived its usefulness. After an event or person has gone we may dream of a fire that has burnt out, leaving ashes. These arc what remains of our experience which will enable us to make the best of a situation.

A memory or a learnt wisdom needs to be retained in order for us to use information.

3- These represent purification and death, the perishable human body and mortality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Ashes in a dream often indicate penitence and sorrow. We are aware that we have been overanxious and stupid within a situation and that there is little left to be done. That situation has outlived its usefulness.

The ashes are what remains of our experience, which will enable us to make the best of a situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being the victim of an attack: your projects are going to fail.

Depth Psychology: Character traits, cravings, or needs that you haven’t been aware of until now appear suddenly and violently from nowhere, making you anxious and afraid.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreaming that you are on the floor, dancing in Ballroom style indicates a deep inner grace and sends the message to trust yourself more. Your life is unfolding as it should and any changes that you desire to make will potentially go well at this time. Having faith in yourself is sometimes the hardest task of all but a dream of ballroom dancing signifies that you have every reason to, as you are naturally moving with the flow.

To dream that you are clumsy on the floor indicates that you may be feeling over anxious about your next move and need to relax and let yourself take the next step despite your fear.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of begging someone, means you are anxious about something or someone you want in real life - you are worried that you won’t get what you want.

If someone begs you in your dream, it is a symbol to listen more closely to your friends because they need more emotional support from you.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see your friends in your dream, signifies aspects of your personality that have been developing and making you grow as a person.

The relationships you have with those around you are important in learning about yourself, so look to the friends you dreamed about for signals of personality traits they have that you desire in yourself, and work on those things. Additionally, dreaming of friends sometimes foretells that you will hear happy news from them.

If you dream of seeing your friends saddened or troubled, in your dream, they are headed for distress in real life.

To see a friend in your dream who you no longer see in real life (the friendship is over or they moved away), means you wish for a time in your past when you had no responsibilities and things were much simpler and more carefree. You may be wanting to escape the the pressures and stresses of growing up. Or, it could be a signal that it’s time to start acting more mature.

If you dream of a friend dying, it means you have anxious feelings or insecurities about the friendship - you may worry that your friend is becoming distant from you or losing interest in the relationship.

If you dream of a friend that you don’t really have in real life, this person actually represents another side of you - the part that is usually repressed and hidden.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are riding a bicycle, signifies the need to balance work and pleasure in your life. However, if the bike had training wheels, this suggests that you are lacking self-confidence. You feel anxious about your ability to do something, or to get through a particular situation. This dream may also reflect a desire to change your status or position in life.

To dream of a bicycle in a bike rack means you are still searching for your talent or the special niche where you belong.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

J.A. Hadfield, in his book Dreams and Nightmares (Pelican 1954), puts forward what he calls a biological theory of dreams. He says the function of dreams is that, by reproducing difficult or unsolved situations or experi­ences, the dream aids a solving or resolution of the problems. He gives the example of a man climbing a cliff who slips fractionally. He then may dream of actually falling and waking terrified. Subsequently the dream recurs, but in each he tries out a different behaviour, such as clasping for a branch, until he manages to act appropriately to avert the disaster. He sums up by saying dreams stand in the place of experience. They make us relive areas of anxious or difficult experience. They thus help problem solving. But they not only look back at past behaviour, they act just like thinking in considering future plans and needs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

It refers to oneself, as in the word sorcxehxty. Al­though it includes the totality of our expenence, it seems to be most pointedly referring to our sense of identity. From this sense of ourself we project meaning on to the rest of the world in some degree. Thus many symbols are stylised body forms.

The cross is a standing figure with arms outstretched, a church’s structure a representation of the body, and the mira­cle of sexual reproduction—the mystery enacted within it; a maypole, the penis. Therefore various things can represent our body or aspects of ourself. Seeds, swallowed teeth can be sperm, anything long and pointed, even a linger, can be the penis; anything hairy, a male; anything receptive like a bottle, bowl or cave, a woman or vagina.

A body, or our body, also represents physical life; material existence; the process which causes growth and aging. This includes all the processes of nature in us.

A dead body: our skin or shape is felt as our boundary, the edge of our universe.

The dead body depicts a whole set of personality traits or attitudes, very often potentials, which have been denied life by us. We have not allowed them expression.

A person hun in love might kill out any feelings towards the opposite sex. This ‘dead pan of them can be shown as a body. May also be the way we meet feelings about death. Sickness in body: can refer to an awareness of illness in pan of body shown. Most often depicts psychological problem symbolised by pan of body— see body pans below. Maggots in body: possible need to cleanse body of toxins or infection, sense of dis-ease emotion­ally in that area of self. Iniunes: huns or events that may lead to emotional scars—see body areas below. See dead people dreams; hiding.

Bodiless: Example: lI felt as if I was going very deep inside myself. It was dark but at first there were noises of the world around me. I seemed to go in much deeper and it was very dark, but with the feeling of great space. Everything was all right until I didn’t hear any noise at all, all that space and no noise was too much and my whole body freaked out and then pulled out very fast before I could stop it’ (Kate P).

The ‘noises’ around us, sensory impressions, other people s ex­pressed feelings and actions, are building bricks for our sense of self. In a real sense we create each other by believing in each other. With prolonged absence of other people and events, and especially if we lose our noises’ and body aware­ness, we feel we—our sense of identity—is dying. Bodiless- ness may therefore show us feeling unrecognised, unnoticed. May also be feelings of loneliness; being cut off from sexuality and body drives. In its positive side it is exploration of the unconscious and void. See identity and dreams.

If you are right handed, the left of the body: represents inner feelings which support outer action, such as confidence, our less used or supportive functions.

If we are an intellectual, the left might depict one’s feelings, and vice versa.

The left may represent our mother’s influence in our life and body.

The right of the body: our outer activity and dominant func­tions; expressed abilities; our father’s influence in life and body.

If father is an anxious man there might be a lot more signs of stress on this side of the body. Top half of body: thinking, feeling. Bottom half: sexuality and instincts. Half a body: if top missing, lack of thinking and higher emotion; if bottom, trauma to, loss or denial of, sexuality and sensuality. Old head on baby body: immature sexuality and emotions; vice versa: immature personality. Dismembered body: emo­tional or mental stress and breakdown; may be followed by emergence of new self.

The areas of our body are sometimes thought of as sense organs. This may seem strange but is very simple. Without language, communication would be difficult. So language en­ables us to sense what another being is communicating.

If we had been castrated or had a hysterectomy prior to adoles­cence, we would never develop sexually. Without that devel­opment we would not understand two kissing people; or what a mother was feeling when she held her baby. Out of the sex drive develops a whole world of feelings and tenderness which enables us to understand many things we see in the world. It is therefore important when reading the particular de­scriptions below to remember that each psychological area of our body gives us some insight into ourself and life around us, which is missing if the area is injured or traumatised. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The body represents the individual and is his outward physical manifestation of all that he is. In dreams, the body often represents the Ego (see Introduction). Since being ‘physical’ is the baby’s first experience of itself, the body- forms the prime source of information.

Psychologically, most experience is translated into bodily feeling, and therefore becomes a rich source of symbolism in dreams. When emotions cannot be faccd in ordinary everyday life, they very often become distorted dream symbols.

Physical manifestation of an inner spirituality.

Different aspects of the body can have various meanings in dreams.

For example:

To dream of the upper part of the body is to link with the mind and the spiritual aspects of the charactcr, while the lower part of the body represents the instincts and emotional aspects of a character.

An adult’s head on an immature body, or a child’s head on an adult body is an indication that the dreamer needs to recognise the difference between mature thought and emotion.

If there is conflict between the upper and lower part, it indicates that there is disharmony between the mental faculties and instinctive behaviour.

The right side or hand being especially noticeable in dreams signifies we should take note of the logical side of our personality, whereas the left side or left hand indicates we need to be aware of our intuitive, creative side.

Body parts can have relevance as follows:

Abdomen, stomach, belly When the dream appears to concentrate on the abdomen, there is a need to focus 011 emotions and repressed feelings. Anus also see Excrement.

The young child’s first experience of control is as he or she gains control over bodilv functions. In dreams, the mind returns to that experience as a symbol of self- realisation and self-reliance and. more negatively, of suppression and defence. Such a dream therefore is indicating an aspect of childish behaviour or egotism. Arms We use our arms in all sorts of different ways. In dreams we may be defending ourselves, fighting or being held. We may also be showing passionate commitment. Back Dreaming of seeing someone else’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our characters. We should also be aware that other people may not at this present time - wish to share their thoughts with us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.

If we dream of turning our backs, we arc rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. Backbone If the backbone is particularly noticeable in a dream, we should consider the main support structure in our lives. Intellectually; we need to consider our firmness of character. Blood also see individual entry and Menstruation in M Dreaming of blood can have one of two meanings. It can signify that the dreamer feels on some level that a sacrifice is being made. This links into the ancient belief that the blood somehow contained the life of the spirit, and therefore spilt blood was sacred. It can also represent renewal of life through its connection with menstruation. Many- people fear blood, and thus a dream about blood can highlight the need to come to terms with these fears. On a more spiritual level it represents the blood of Christ.

Breasts also see individual entry Usually; to be conscious of breasts in dreams, indicates our connection with the mother figure and our need for nurturing. Such a dream can also indicate a wish to return to being an infant without responsibilities.

Constipation (in life as well as in dreams) Retention signifies an inability to let go of the past or of previous patterns of behaviour, literally to be uptight. Excrement I he dreamer may not have progressed on a subconscious level beyond a feeling that anything to do with bodily functions is dirtv and self-centred.

There may be an element of rebellion in the dreamer’s waking life. Playing with excrement can represent money and value, so playing with it in a dream can highlight anxiety about money, as well as fear of responsibility.

If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he is responsible for managing his own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and we may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.

Eye Any dream to do with the eye is to do with observation and discrimination. It is indicative of enlightenment and wisdom, protection and stability. It has a connection with the power of light and, in ancient times, of the sun- gods. Through its connection with Egyptian symbolism, the eye is also a talisman. Loss of eyesight signifies the loss of clarity and, depending on which eye, can be either the loss of logic (right eye) or the loss of intuition (left eye). Regaining the eyesight can indicate a return to the innocence and clear-sightedness of the child. Fat To dream of becoming fat is to recognise the need to widen the scope of our activities in some way.

If the dreamer is uncomfortable with his or her size it would indicate fear possibly of taking on too much responsibility or of not being adequate for a task. Hair The hair represents strength and virility. In dreams to be combing the hair is to be attempting to untangle a particular attitude we mav have.

To be having our hair cut is to be trying to create order in our lives.

To be cutting someone else’s hair may be to be curtailing an activity (it is possible that there may be some fear or doubt connected with sexuality).

To be bald in a dream is to perhaps recognise one’s own intelligence. Hand The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body and signify power and creativity.

The two hands contrasted with each other, a different object in each hand There may be some conflict in the dreamer between his belief and his feelings.

A hand on the breast signifies submission. Clasped hands indicate union or friendship, while clenched hands suggest a threat. Folded hands suggest deep repose, or a state of rest.

The hands covering the eyes generally represent shame or horror, while hands crossed at the wrists suggest that one is being bound.

The open hand represents justice and the laying on of hands signifies healing and blessing particularly if the hand is placed on the neck.

The hands placed together is an indication of dcfencclessness, while placed in someone else’s is an indication of a pledge of service. When the hands are raised this can indicate either adoration, prayer or surrender; if the palms are turned outwards a blessing is being given, while when they are raised to the head the dreamer should give a great deal of thought and care to his situation. Washing the hands suggests innocence or rejection of guilt, while wringing the hands signifies grief.

A huge hand, particularly from the sky suggests that one has been ‘specially chosen’.

The right hand is the ‘power’ hand, while the left is passive and receptive. Sometimes in dreams the left hand can represent cheating. Head The head is considered to be the principle part of the body. Because it is the scat of the life force, it denotes power and wisdom. Dreaming of the head suggests that we should look very carefully at the way we deal with both intelligence and folly.

To dream of the head being bowed suggests supplication. When the head is covered we may be covering up our own intelligence or acknowledging somebody else’s superiority.

A blow to the head in a dream can indicate that we should reconsider our actions in a particular situation. Heart The heart is the centre of the being and represents ‘feeling’ wisdom rather than intellectual wisdom. It is also representative of compassion and understanding. Heel This suggests the part of ourselves which is strong but, at the same time, vulnerable. Jaw The jaw often is representative of our self-expression. It also, on a more esoteric level, suggests the opening to the underworld. Kidneys The kidneys are organs of elimination, therefore to dream of them is to be aware of the need for cleansing.

Knees The knees are symbolic of prayer and supplication, and of emotional commitment. Limbs Whether it is partly to do with some kind of cellular memory and the growth process that takes place is uncertain, but in dreams anv limb can be taken to mean sexuality and fears associated with gender issues. Being dismembered can be taken in its literal sense - we are being torn apart. Sometimes this can suggest the need to restructure our lives and begin again. At other times it can indicate that there is a way in which we arc being threatened to the very core of our existence. Liver The liver is representative of irritability and suppressed anger.

Lungs In Chinese medicine the lungs represent grief. They are also involved in decision-making. Spiritually, the lungs are the seat of righteousness, and the source of thoughts concerning the Self. Mouth The mouth represents the devouring, demanding part of ourselves. It can also stand for the receptive side.

The circumstances of the dream may give a clue to the correct interpretation. Sometimes the mouth can svmbolisc the feminine side of our nature. Nose The nose in dreams can stand for curiosity, and also for intuition.

Penis Dreaming of a penis either one’s own or someone else’s usually highlights the attitude to penetrative sex.

Skin Skin in a dream stands for our persona or the facade we create for others. Hard, tough skin shows we have crcatcd a tough exterior, and are trying to protect ourselves.

Stomach -see Abdomen in this section Teeth Popularly, teeth are supposed to stand for aggressive sexuality although more properly they signify the growth process towards sexual maturity. Teeth falling or coming out easily indicates we arc aware of going through some form of transition, similar to that from childhood to maturity, or from maturity to old age and helplessness.

If one is anxious about teeth dropping out il suggests there is a fear of getting old and undesirable, or an anxiety about maturing. In a woman’s dream, if the teeth are swallowed this can signify pregnancy.

Throat Dreaming of the throat denotes awareness of our vulnerability and also of the need for self-expression.

Thumb Dreaming of a thumb suggests awareness of how powerful we are.

The thumb pointing upwards represents beneficial energy, poiting downwards is negative. This latter was used as the death signal for Roman gladiators. Tongue The tongue in dreams often signifies our ability to know- when to speak and when to remain silent. It may also be to do with our own understanding of information that we wish to pass on to other people. We may have deeply felt beliefs we wish to share. Another explanation that is much more basic is that of the symbolism of the serpent and the phallus, and hence sexuality. Urine Urine in a dream often indicates our feelings about emotional control. We may either yield to emotion or bottle it up. How we deal with urine often also tells us a great deal about our own sexuality.

Vagina Most often, dreams of the vagina are to do with one’s self image. In a woman’s dream, il highlights her receptivity. In a man’s dream it suggests his need to be penetrative, both mentally and physically. Womb The womb represents a return to the beginning. We all have need of basic security and shelter, and perhaps to do away with responsibility. Dreams of the womb can signify our need to satisfy those requirements. On a slightly more esoteric level the womb represents our connection with the Great Mother or Mother Earth (see Introduction). Dreams of returning to the womb suggest our need to reconnect with the passive, more yielding side of our nature. We may need a period of self-healing and recuperation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream about a bomb, you are under a lot of pressure in real life and urgently need to release anxious feelings.

To dream of a bomb threat suggests that you are experiencing some inner anger or pressures which are on the verge of exploding violently. Also see “Bomb Shelter”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If known: what you feel about that boy, but referring to oneself, i.e. one might think the child cautious and anxious, so it depicts one’s own childhood feelings of caution and anxiety. Male dream: oneself at that age; the difficulties faced, habits acquired, attitudes imprinted on one by experiences at that age. Circumstances may not have permitted parts of us to mature, as when a child loses its mother, so does not develop a relationship with a woman. So could be pan we need to ‘father’ towards maturity. Also the eternal potential for growth, openness to the new and enthusiasm about tomor­row.

If older than yourself: your potential, or how you feel about maturing. Female dream: your own developing ability to express in outer action. Feelings about a son. See son under family. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

Breasts in dreams symbolize nurturing.

To dream of being topless in public means you feel anxious and out of control about something.

If you dream of getting breast implants, someone is taking advantage of your loving nature - be very careful with giving your affections. Also see “Breast Feeding” and “Breast Pump” below.... My Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

For a mother to dream that she is Caressing her children is a dream of contrary—she will have anxious days on account of illness.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream of children sweet and fair.

To you will come suave debonair, Fortune robed in shining dress, Bearing wealth and happiness.

To dream of seeing many beautiful children is portentous of great prosperity and blessings.

For a mother to dream of seeing her child sick from slight cause, she may see it enjoying robust health, but trifles of another nature may harass her.

To see children working or studying, denotes peaceful times and general prosperity.

To dream of seeing your child desperately ill or dead, you have much to fear, for its welfare is sadly threatened.

To dream of your dead child, denotes worry and disappointment in the near future.

To dream of seeing disappointed children, denotes trouble from enemies, and anxious forebodings from underhanded work of seemingly friendly people.

To romp and play with children, denotes that all your speculating and love enterprises will prevail. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Ascent, Ladder, Mountain, Stairs) Ambitions and the desire for success.

If you dream of a very long climb, potentially the desire to retreat or escape. Alternatively, this can portend a lengthy period of hard work before you reach your goals.

To a platform: A type of ivory tower from which it is easy to fall. Alternatively, a place where you can get a better outlook.

Over a wall: Anxiousness, or the need to escape from a restrictive situation imposed by your family, society, religion, or whatever. Alternatively, overcoming an obstacle.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that your clothes are dirty and you are trying to clean them means you want to change something about your personality.

To dream that you are constantly changing your clothes represents the need for change and your need to fit into a new situation.

To dream that you can’t find anything to wear indicates anxiousness or nervousness about fitting into some social group or situation - you’re not sure who to be these days.

To dream of putting on or wearing multiple layers of clothing suggests that you are feeling vulnerable and under attack by others.

To dream of wearing the same clothes as someone else could mean you wish you had certain qualities that person possesses. It can also mean you are feeling close to that person.

To dream that your clothes fit too tightly suggests that you feel smothered in a relationship.

To dream that you are shopping for clothes represents your anxieties about trying to fit in.

To dream that your clothes are wet, suggests that you are drenched in emotions. It also signifies spirituality.

To dream that your clothing is torn or ripped, indicates that there is some flaw in your thinking or thought process. Your logic is not making sense. You need to alter your reasoning.

To dream of faded clothing symbolizes lost hopes.

If you dreamed of you or someone else wearing old-fashioned clothing, this suggests that you are letting go of outdated childhood ideas and moving on.

To dream of wearing your clothes inside-out suggests that you need to protect your reputation by cooling down your romantic activities.

A dream about designer or expensive clothing suggests that you are overly concerned with impressing others. This dream symbolizes the act you put on in front of people. Alternatively, it may be an indicator that you are “well suited” for a new role you are taking on.

To dream that you forget to put on an item of clothing, suggests that you are not seeing all sides of a situation. You may be missing important facts, or not understanding a crucial point, that would make things much more clear to you.

To dream about clothes that are too big for you, indicates that you are lacking confidence in some situation. You may have been placed in a role that you don’t feel ready for, or are unsure of what to do next in a relationship. Also see “Dryer” and “Washing Machine.”... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of using clothes pegs suggests that you are trying to get your thoughts together, probably about a relationship. You may be feeling anxious about a particular relationship in your life, or feeling the need to hold it together.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about death are not necessarily bad omens, but they usually represent anxious or angry feelings.

To dream of your own death is actually positive - it means renewal and letting go of an old stage of life. This is also a common dream when you are getting over an illness - and it’s a good sign that you are getting better. However, if you dream that you are dying slowly, you need to drastically change your routine and reenergize your life.

To dream about the death of a loved one, suggests that you are lacking a certain quality that the loved one represents. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what do you like about him. It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances.

To dream of a death frequently signifies news of a birth.

To be aware of a dead person you cannot identify foretells an inheritance which may not be personal, but could be indirectly beneficial to you.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with. It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion. It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are dreaming, signifies your anxious emotional state. You are quite worried and fearful about a situation that you are going through currently.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Just before his title fight in 1947, Sugar Ray Robinson dreamt he was in the ring with Doyle. ‘I hit him a few good punches and he was on his back, his blank eyes staring up at me.’ Doyle never moved and the crowd were shouting ‘He’s dead! He’s dead!’ He was so upset by the dream Robinson asked Adkins, his trainer and promoter, to call off the fight. Adkins told him ‘Dreams don’t come true.

If they did I’d be a millionaire.* In the eighth round Doyle went down from a left hook to the jaw. He never got up, and died the next day.

The problem is that many such dreams felt to be predictive never come true. Often dreamers want to believe they have precognitive dreams, perhaps to feel they will not be surprised by, and thereby anxious about, the future. When the baby son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped, and before it was known he was murdered, 1,300 people sent ‘precognitive’ dreams concerning his fate in response to newspaper head­lines. Only seven of these dreams included the three vital factors—that he was dead, naked and in a ditch.

Out of 8,000 dreams in his Registry for Prophetic Dreams,

Robert Nelson, who was sent dreams pnor to what was pre­dicted, has found only 48 which bear detailed and recognis­able connection with later events. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘1 fell into a pond. My brother was frightened to be by himself so he jumped in. We were both drowning in the water and we shouted out for Mum. My brother drowned’ (Poppy S). Poppy dreamt this while feeling insecure and anxious because her father was ill. Because of the water, drowning depicts fear of being overwhelmed by difficult emotions or anxieties. Someone else drowning: may occasionally show our apprehension about their health or well being, having the suggestion of death or breakdown. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about death are not necessarily bad omens, but they usually represent anxious or angry feelings.

To dream of your own death is actually positive - it means renewal and letting go of an old stage of life. This is also a common dream when you are getting over an illness - and it’s a good sign that you are getting better. However, if you dream that you are dying slowly, you need to drastically change your routine and reenergize your life.

To dream about the death of a loved one, suggests that you are lacking a certain quality that the loved one represents. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what do you like about him. It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances.

To dream of a death frequently signifies news of a birth.

To be aware of a dead person you cannot identify foretells an inheritance which may not be personal, but could be indirectly beneficial to you.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are anxious to obtain an education, shows that whatever your circumstances in life may be there will be a keen desire for knowledge on your part, which will place you on a higher plane than your associates. Fortune will also be more lenient to you.

To dream that you are in places of learning, foretells for you many influential friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about losing employment suggests that you are not anxious about the prospect of losing work since you know your assets are worthy.

To dream that you are employing others indicates that you may lose something.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you entertain envy for others, denotes that you will make warm friends by your unselfish deference to the wishes of others.

If you dream of being envied by others, it denotes that you will suffer some inconvenience from friends overanxious to please you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are being envied by others, represents your annoyance with friends who are overanxious to please you.

To dream that you are envious of others, signifies that you will make warm friends by your unselfish devotion to the wishes of others.... My Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

This is a straight dream that depends upon the apparent happenings.

If you Escape from any difficulty in your dream, it means success in your personal affairs, a triumph over difficulties.

If you Escape from fire or water, you may expect anxious moments, but a successful issue; if from some wild animal, then look for treachery near you.

If in your dream you do not Escape, then it is a very bad sign.... Mystic Dream Book

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of writing an essay, you are anxious over a mistake that you have made.

If you have trouble starting an essay in your dream (especially if you are staring at blank paper), you desire to make a fresh start in your life. You may have a need to express yourself through writing or art. Also see “Bad grades.”... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

From our family we leam most of the positive and negative patterns of relationship and attitudes towards living, which we carry into daily events. Father’s uncertainty in deal­ing with people, or his anxiety in meeting change, may be the roots of our own difficulties in those areas.

If our mother is unable to develop a feeling contact with us, we may lack the confidence to meet our emotions.

Our maturation as a man or woman calls us in some way to meet and integrate our childhood desire, which includes sexual desire for our parent of the opposite sex, and rivalry with, mingled with dependence on, the parent of the same sex. Even a missing parent, the mother or father who died or left, is a potent figure internally.

An absence of a father’s or mother’s love or presence can be as traumatic as any power­fully injuring event. Our parents in our dreams are the image (full of power and feeling) of the formative forces and experi­ences of our identity. They are the ground, the soil, the bloody carnage, out of which our sense of self emerged. But our iden­tity cannot gain any real independence while still dominated by these internal forces of our creation. Heraclitus said we cannot swim in the same river twice; attempting to repeat or compete with the vinues of a parent is a misapprehension of the true nature of our own personality. Sec individuation.

Family group: The whole background of experience which makes up our values and views. This background is made up of thousands of different obvious and subtle things such as social status; amount of books in the home; how parents feel about themselves; how they relate to life outside the family; whether dominant roles are encouraged; what nationality par­ents are; what unconscious social attitudes surround the fam­ily (i.e. the master and servant, or dominating employer and subservient employee, roles which typified England at the turn of the century still colour many attitudes in the UK). Simply put, it is our internal ‘family’ of urges and values; the overall feeling tone of our family life—security, domination, whatever it was, the unconscious coping patterns of the fam­ily.

Parents together in dream: our general wisdom, back­ground of information and experience from which we make important decisions or gain intuitive insights. Parents also de­pict the rules and often irrational disciplinary codes we learnt as a child which still speak to us from within, and perhaps pass on to our own children without reassessment. These in­clude everything from ‘Don’t speak with your mouth full’ to the unspoken Masturbation is unholy/

Dead parent in dream: the beginning of independence from parent; repression of the emotions they engendered in us, our emotions regarding our parent’s death; feelings about death. See dead people dreams.

Example: ‘My father was giving me and another woman some medicine. Something was being forced on us. I started to hit and punch him in the genitals and, when he was facing the other way, in the backside. I seemed to be just the right height to do this and I had a very angry feeling that I wanted to hurt him as he had hurt me’ (Audrey V). Hurting, burying , killing parent: in the example Audrey’s height shows her as a child. She is releasing anger about the attitudes and situations her father forced down her throat’.

To be free of the intro­verted restraints and ready made values gathered from our parents, at some time in our growth we may kill or bury them. Although some people arc shocked by such dreams, they are healthy signs of emerging independence. Old myths of killing the chief so the tribe can have a new leader depict this pro­cess. When father or mother are dead’ in our dream, we can inherit all the power gained from whatever was positive in the relationship. Seeing parent drunk, incapable, foolish: another means of gaining independence from internalised values or stultifying drives to ‘honour’ or admire father or mother.

father

Generally positive: authority; ability in the external world; family or social conventions, how we relate to the ‘doer’ in us; physical strength and protectiveness; the will to be. Generally negative: introvened aggression; dominance by fear of other people’s authority, uncaring sexual drive; feelings of not being loved. See father under archetypes; man.

mother

Generally positive: feelings; ability in relationships; uniting spirit of family; how we relate to feelings in a relation­ship; strength to give of self and nunure; intuition. Generally negative: will based on irrational likes and dislikes; opinion generated by anxiety or jealousy; domination by emotions; lack of bonding. See Great Mother under archetypes; woman.

siblings and children

Whether brother, sister, daughter or son (see below in this entry), the most general use in our dreams is to depict an aspect of ourself. However it is almost universal to believe with great conviction that our dream is about the person in our dream.

A mother seeing a son die in her dream often goes through great anxiety because there lurks in her a sense of it being a precognitive dream. Vinually everyone at some time dreams about members of their close family dying or being killed—lots of mothers dream this, and their chil­dren live till 80. But occasionally children do die. Is the dream then precognitive, or is it coincidental?

Example: ‘I was walking along a rather dusty track carrying my younger son who would be around 10 months old and I was feeling rather tired. Suddenly I met a man who stopped to talk to me and commented I looked rather weary carrying the baby. He said, come with me and look over this wall and you will see such a sight that will gladden your hean. By standing on tiptoe I could just see over the wall and the sight I beheld took my breath away, it was so beautiful’ (Johan E). Here Johan’s son depicts the weight of responsibility she feels.

The beauty is her own resources of strength in motherhood.

Example: ‘I have just given binh to twins and they lay on the floor. We started to care for them. My mother took them to the doctor for his advice while I went to see my married sister who has two children. I met them there with the twins so that my sister could give her opinion on the babies. She had recent experience of childbirth and could tell us if the babies were good specimens’ (Miss E). Miss E has no children of her own, so she is uncertain of her own capacity to have and raise them.

The mother depicts her own mothering abilities, which seek confidence from an authority figure. Her sister is her own nearest experience of childbirth. So out of what she has leamt from observing her sister, she is assessing her own qualities.

Most often the family member depicts the qualities in our­self which we feel are part of the character of the person dreamt of. So the passionate one in the family would depict our passions; the intellectual one our own mind, the anxious one our hesitations. Use the questions in dream processing to define this. Having done this, can you observe what the dream depicts? For Miss E it would be questions regarding mother­hood.

Example: ‘My daughter told me the only positive part of my work in a helping profession was with a woman who had turned from it to religion. There followed a long and powerful interchange in which I said she had as yet no mind of her own. She was dominated by her mother’s anxiety, and the medical rationalism of her training. When she had dared to step beyond her own anxieties to integrate the lessons of her own life, then I would listen again’ (Desmond S). Desmond was divorced and struggling with his own pain and guilt about leaving his daughter while still a teenager. His daughter de­picts this conflict between his feelings and his rational self.

brother

Oneself, or the denied pan of self, meeting whatever is met in the dream; feelings of kinship; sense of rivalry, feel­ings about a brother. Woman’s dream, younger brother: out­going but vulnerable self; rivalry. Woman’s dream, older brother, authority, one’s capable outgoing self. Man’s dream, younger brother: vulnerable feelings; oneself at that age. Man’s dream, older brother: experience; authority, feelings of persecution. See boy; man. Idioms: big brother, brothers in arms; blood brother.

sister

Feeling self, or the lesser expressed pan of self; rival; feelings about a sister. Man s dream, younger sister: vulnera­ble emotions; rival for love of parents. Man’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self; feelings of persecution. Woman’s dream , younger sister: one’s experiences at that age; vulnera­ble feelings, rival for parents’ love. Woman’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self. See girl; woman. Idioms: sisters under the skin.

daughter

One’s relationship with the daughter, the daughter, or son, can represent what happens in a marnage between husband and wife.

The child is what has arisen from the bonding, however momentary, of two people. In dreams the child therefore is sometimes used to depict how the relation­ship is faring. So a sick daughter might show the feelings in the relationship being ‘ill’.

In a mother’s dream: often feelings of suppon or compan­ionship; feelings of not being alone in the area of emotional bonds; or one’s feeling area; responsibility; the ties of parent­hood; oneself at that age; one’s own urges, difficulties, hurts, which may still be operative. Also a comparison; the mother might see the daughter’s youth, opportunity, and have feelings about that. So the daughter may represent her sense of lost opportunity and youth—even envy, competition in getting the desire of a man.

In a father’s dream: one’s feeling self, the feelings or diffi­culties about the relationship with daughter; the struggles one’s own feeling self goes through to mature, how the sexual feelings are dealt with in a family—occurs especially when she starts courting; sister, parental responsibility; one’s wife when younger. Someone else’s daughter: feelings about one’s own daughter, feelings about younger women.

Example: 1 am standing outside a supermarket with heavy bags wearing my mac, though the sun is warm. My daughter and two friends are playing music and everyone stops to lis­ten. I start to wnte a song for them, but they pack up and go on a bus whilst I am still writing. I am left alone at the bus stop with my heavy burden of shopping, feeling incredibly unwanted’ (Mrs F). Such dreams of the daughter becoming independent can occur as soon as the child starts school, per­sisting until the mother finds a new attitude. See child; woman.

son

Extroverted self; desires connected with self expression; feelings connected with son; parental responsibility. Mother’s dream: one’s ambitions; potential, hopes; your marriage—see example.

Example: ‘My wife and I were walking out in the country­side. I looked around suddenly and saw my four-year-old son near a hole. He fell in and I raced back.

The hole was narrow but very deep. I could see water at the bottom but no sign of my son. I didn’t know whether I could leap down and save him or whether it was too narrow. Then somehow he was out. His heart was just beating’ (Richard H). Richard had argued with his wife in such a way he feared the stability of their marriage.

The son represents what they had created together —a child, a marriage.

The marriage survived, as his dream self-assessed it would. Death of son: a mother often kills off her son in her dreams as she sees him make moves towards independence. This can happen from the first day of school on. Example: T am on a very high bridge over an extremely wide and deep river with steep banks. My son does a double somersault over the railing, falls into the water. I think he is showing off. I am unable to save him. My son is 18 and has staned a structural engineering course at university’ (Joyce H).

The showing-off suggests Joyce feels her son is doing daring things with his life, and the relationship in its old form dies.

Father’s dream: yourself at that age; what qualities you see in your son; your own possibilities, envy of youth and oppor­tunities; nvalry. Someone else’s son: feelings about one’s own son; feelings about younger men. Dead son: see dead people dreams. Sec boy. See also man; first example in falling.

wife

Depicts how you see the relationship with your wife; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; your feeling, intuitive nature; habits of relationship developed with one’s mother. Example: ‘My wife was trying to get me out of her life, and out of the house. It was as if she were attempting to push me into a feeling of tension and rejection which would make me leave’ (David P). Out of childhood experience, in which his mother repeatedly threat­ened to give him away, David was finding it difficult to com­mit himself emotionally to his wife. In the dream his wife represents these feelings, so he sees her—his anxiety and pain —pushing him to break up the marriage.

Example: I was standing with my wife at the end of the garden of the house I lived in as a child. We were looking over the fence to the rising meadow beyond. She said, “Look at that bird in the tree there.” On our right, in a small ash tree, an enormous owl perched. It was at least 4 feet high, the biggest bird I have ever seen. I recognised it in the dream as a greater hooded owl, which was not native to our country. I was so excited I ran into the house to telephone someone— zoo, police, newspapers?—to tell them about the bird. I can­not remember contacting anyone, but felt the bird was there in some way to meet me. Also it was hungry and looking at next door’s bantams. So I wondered what I could give it to eat’ (David P). This shows the positive side of David’s rela­tionship with his wife.

The garden is the boundanes which arose from his childhood. But he is growing—the garden— and looking beyond them in connection with his marnage.

The amazing bird is the deep feelings he touches because he has a mate, like any other natural creature. Out of his mating he becomes aware of drives to build a home—nest—and give himself to his mate. These are natural and are a pan of his unconscious or spiritual nature.

The bird is a hooded owl which can see in the dark—the unconscious—because David is realising things he had never seen’ before.

The bird is masked, meaning putting the ego aside, which is a necessity for touching the wider dimension of life or the unconscious.

The hunger of the bird shows an intimate detail of what David has learnt from his wife. She had been working as a waitress and bringing home pieces of chicken for him, saved from her own meal.

The spiritual side of David wants to develop this quality of selfgiving, which his wife’s love had helped him see.

Example: ‘1 have been a widower since January 1979, hav­ing married in October 1941. I continually dream I am in London where my business was. I am walking the streets with my wife and suddenly I see her ahead of me in a yellow raincoat and hat. I call her and try to catch up, but suddenly she vanishes. In spite of calling and searching I cannot find her’ (Douglas G). This is a common theme dreamt by widow­ers or widows, disappearance of spouse. Douglas has ‘lost’ his wife. His dream shows the paradox of love after death of panner. His love is still there, years after her death. He is possibly still trying to love his wife as an externally real per­son. so his feelings can make no connection.

To meet what actually remains of his wife, within himself, he would need to face his own internal grieving, emotions, and all the feelings, memories, angers and beauty which make up the living re­mains of his wife within him. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, River)

Miracles, especially those of providence, as portrayed in the story of Christ and the loaves and fishes.

Determined procreativity. Some fish, like salmon, fight their way against water currents to mate.

According to Edgar Cayce, ugly fish represent evil. Hooking a fish: Seizing a spiritual or personal quality.

Hindus regard fish as representative of charity and timely rescue, especially from the emotional nature.

The first incarnation of Vishnu was a fish that saved humankind from the flood.

In China, this symbolizes prosperity, renewal, and peace.

The word for fish in Chinese is actually a homophone for abundance.

An alternative icon dream, because fish coincide with many savior figures, including those of ancient Babylonia and India.

Among Buddhists, the symbol of separation from desires and attachments.

In Japan, the carp specifically is an emblem of the masculine nature (see Men).

Potentially a play on words that warns against a “fishy” situation.

Seeing yourself fishing indicates a search. Watch your catch, however, as your hook can snag an old shoe as easily as it might the prize you seek!

Casting nets for fish reveals a person who is liable to accept all received information as truth, without discriminating good information from bad (see Webs).

Each type offish can become a distinct symbol within your dream.

For example, a flounder indicates someone who is constantly wavering and unable to make a decisions (e.g., “floundering around”). On the other hand, a piranha reveals a biting personality, or one that is anxious for success at any cost.... The Language of Dreams

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To dream that you are flying through the air (and most common is to dream that you are using a swimming motion to do this) indicates that you feel restricted. You want to be free to carry out your desires.

The Gypsies say this is often tied in with sexual frustration.

To dream of flying in an airplane is slightly different, indicating that you want to hurry things along; you are anxious to get somewhere much faster than you are going.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: When men dream about flying, it usually indicates their need for freedom. It also indicates cravings for sexual thrills.

Vision: Enjoying the flight means past events or situations have been successfully dealt with. Feeling anxious or pursued by something or someone could be a sign of physical illness (have your heart and circulatory system checked!). Flying high above other people: you have “high-flying” plans that you cannot always carry out. Flying low above the ground means playing it safe in life. Flying over land and oceans means you want total freedom.

If you are married, it may mean you want a divorce.

Depth Psychology: Flying has many different meanings: sexual cravings, a better understanding about the past and insight into the future, or a wish to be lifted above the “demeaning” aspects of everyday life. Flying always is an uncertain undertaking because you are leaving the “ground” of reality. Hopefully, you will not fall back down to earth too harshly!... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see your friends in your dream, signifies aspects of your personality that have been developing and making you grow as a person.

The relationships you have with those around you are important in learning about yourself, so look to the friends you dreamed about for signals of personality traits they have that you desire in yourself, and work on those things. Additionally, dreaming of friends sometimes foretells that you will hear happy news from them.

If you dream of seeing your friends saddened or troubled, in your dream, they are headed for distress in real life.

To see a friend in your dream who you no longer see in real life (the friendship is over or they moved away), means you wish for a time in your past when you had no responsibilities and things were much simpler and more carefree. You may be wanting to escape the the pressures and stresses of growing up. Or, it could be a signal that it’s time to start acting more mature.

If you dream of a friend dying, it means you have anxious feelings or insecurities about the friendship - you may worry that your friend is becoming distant from you or losing interest in the relationship.

If you dream of a friend that you don’t really have in real life, this person actually represents another side of you - the part that is usually repressed and hidden.

To dream about an ex-friend means you wish for a time in your past when things were easier. Or, it could be a signal that it’s time to start acting more mature. You may also be missing this friend. Or, it could be that somebody you have just met reminds you of your ex-friend in some way.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

In general, seeing ghosts in your dream symbolizes aspects of yourself that you fear. This may involve a painful memory, guilt, or some repressed thoughts. You may be anxious about your ability to achieve something in real life. Or, you may be afraid of death and dying.

If you were frightened by the ghost or it spoke to you, this is a warning that some powerful pressure will be put on you to join in a scheme or activity which is against your principles. Resist the temptation with all your strength, and if necessary get help from a trusted friend or adviser.

If you dreamed of being a ghost, this symbolizes a feeling of disconnection from life and society. This dream may be a calling for you to move on and abandon your outdated modes of thinking and behavior, and make a positive change in attitude.... My Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

If you find gold, this is a dream of competition, one that makes the dreamer more anxious to realize ambitions.

If you lose gold, you have suffered negligent.

If you dream that you touch gold, look for a new hobby.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of driving a golf cart suggests that you are not sure what direction you should be headed in your life. You’re anxious about wasting your time on idle pursuits, while others know where they’re going in life.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you hear the sound of a horn, foretells hasty news of a joyful character.

To see a broken horn, denotes death or accident.

To see children playing with horns, denotes congeniality in the home.

For a woman to dream of blowing a horn, foretells that she is more anxious for marriage than her lover.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that it is humid, suggests that you may be lacking some understanding in a situation.

The result of this is that you are feeling quite anxious about it.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: In a man’s dream, the island stands for frustration at work; you arc anxious to be involved, to create something new, to make use of your pioneer spirit. Or you are simply stressed out and want to (or should) take a break from your hectic lifestyle. When you return—maybe from a vacation— you can again set the world on fire. Being alone on an island: you want to be left alone or feel lonely. Seeing an abandoned island: you are traveling in uncharted waters—or you have no clue where to go from here.

Depth Psychology: An island reflects fear about the responsibilities of life and—in that sense—is an attempt to take flight from reality (or to retreat from the world). Sometimes it might simply be a matter of needing some peace and solitude after a particularly hectic period.

The dream can also be a warning about not isolating or withdrawing.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of jeans symbolizes how you present yourself to others, and your status in life.

If the jeans were ripped, you are not thinking logically. You need to figure out a new way of thinking about a situation or relationship.

If they were dirty, you want to change something about your personality. Maybe it’s time to break old habits and ways of thinking.

If the jeans were too tight, you feel contrained in some way. Perhaps you feel suffocated in a relationship or repressed by your parents.

To dream about jeans that are too big for you indicates that you are lacking confidence in some situation. You may have been placed in a role that you don’t feel ready for, or are unsure of what to do next in a relationship.

If you dreamed of trying on several pairs of jeans, you need to establish a new self-image in order to fit into a new situation or role. You may be anxious about fitting in with others.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being a jockey on a horse: you are a person who takes great risks and loves nothing better than to win every “competition in life”—or you would like to have others depend on you. See Horse Racing.

Depth Psychology: The jockey stands for the ability’ to use your instincts and vitality (your own and those of others) and to translate them into success—whether for vour benefit or harm will depend on the rest of the dream images. See Horse. Judge

Vision: Seeing a judge: don’t be so anxious—speak with care and deliberation.

If you are the judge: consider a decision carefully before you act. Dealing with a judge in an official matter: you will soon get a “just reward” for bad conduct. See Court, Lawyer.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Your feelings—whether anxious or secure—about reaching situations or opportunities in life which are new or not easily attained; attainment through effort and daring; the heightening of insecurity or feelings in sex—getting up, get­ting it up. Rungs, the separate stages or efforts necessary to ‘climb*. Idioms: top of the ladder. See also stairs under house, buildings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are standing on a ledge, you are feeling tense, anxious or excited about something. Consider what direction you are looking in as you stand there.

The direction to which you are looking relates to your viewpoint, whether it be an optimistic one (looking up), a pessimistic one (looking down) or realistic one (looking straight ahead). On a more positive note, this dream may signify a sense of freedom and liberation.

To dream that someone else is standing on a ledge means a friend needs your help.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Lightning represents energy and a fantastic, altering force. It is generally a positive dream symbol which represents the dreamers “awakened” state of consciousness. At times, a sudden shift in awareness, or unpredictable news, may shock us and leave us feeling anxious. However, enlightenment of any kind has long term positive implications. When interpreting this dream, make attempts to connect it to important and highly charged events from your daily life which have suddenly occurred or come into your awareness. See also: Storm... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a llama indicates unwavering trust, power, and longevity. On the other hand, it may also mean that you are upset and anxious because you have too many problems.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of standing by and seeing a loom operated by a stranger, denotes much vexation and useless irritation from the talkativeness of those about you. Some disappointment with happy expectations are coupled with this dream.

To see good-looking women attending the loom, denotes unqualified success to those in love. It predicts congenial pursuits to the married. It denotes you are drawing closer together in taste.

For a woman to dream of weaving on an oldtime loom, signifies that she will have a thrifty husband and beautiful children will fill her life with happy solicitations.

To see an idle loom, denotes a sulky and stubborn person, who will cause you much anxious care. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of loving any object, denotes satisfaction with your present environments.

To dream that the love of others fills you with happy forebodings, successful affairs will give you contentment and freedom from the anxious cares of life.

If you find that your love fails, or is not reciprocated, you will become despondent over some conflicting question arising in your mind as to whether it is best to change your mode of living or to marry and trust fortune for the future advancement of your state.

For a husband or wife to dream that their companion is loving, foretells great happiness around the hearthstone, and bright children will contribute to the sunshine of the home.

To dream of the love of parents, foretells uprightness in character and a continual progress toward fortune and elevation.

The love of animals, indicates contentment with what you possess, though you may not think so.

For a time, fortune will crown you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I see a little girl humming an innocent tune, plucking daisies in a vast lush green field. Suddenly a huge machine or monster comes ploughing through the field over the girl’ (Debbie H). Debbie sees life itself as a machine, unfeeling, mechanical, blind in its functioning.

The word jug­gernaut is from Sanskrit Jaganatha, lord of the world. Devotees formerly threw themselves under a huge can as it moved.

Generally, a machine represents the body’s automatic func­tions and drives, such as breathing and ageing; the mechani­cal forces of nature; habitual or mechanical behaviour. Intri­cate machine: brain or the thinking process in its mechanical habitual form, the habitual, almost mechanical fantasies we have or things we do.

Example: I am in charge of a life machine which keeps the world going. Unless I tend it all the time it may stop, and I am terrified. I hear a pulsating noise, or imagine I do’ (Mr P E). Here the machine represents the heart, and the dreamer’s anxious relationship with the body’s functioning and pro­cesses. Idioms: cog in the machine. See engine. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of letters or packages represent hopes about receiving a desirable communication, unexpected surprises, unexpressed feelings and emotions. Take note of the feeling tone of this dream.

If you feel energized and delighted at the mail or package, this means you are hopeful about news of fortuitous events.

If you are disappointed or anxious, then you are apprehensive about a decision. See Letter or E-mail.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about mascara reflect the dreamer’s concerns about their appearance and social presentation.

If you dream of having trouble applying mascara, you may be anxious about an upcoming date or social event. Smeared mascara indicates you didn’t make the impression you hoped for in a recent social situation. Dreams of removing mascara can reflect a need to see oneself more clearly.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have measles, denotes much worry, and anxious care will interfere with your business affairs.

To dream that others have this disease, denotes that you will be troubled over the condition of others. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of reading someone else’s mind, it may mean you are nervous about knowing the real truth about that person or a situation they are associated with. This dream can also mean that you need to pay closer attention to what people are trying to tell you.

If you dream that others can read your mind, you are anxious about people being able to “see through you” - perhaps because you have made a mistake or done something you know is wrong.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see your mother in dreams as she appears in the home, signifies pleasing results from any enterprise.

To hold her in conversation, you will soon have good news from interests you are anxious over.

For a woman to dream of mother, signifies pleasant duties and connubial bliss.

To see one’s mother emaciated or dead, foretells sadness caused by death or dishonor.

To hear your mother call you, denotes that you are derelict in your duties, and that you are pursuing the wrong course in business.

To hear her cry as if in pain, omens her illness, or some affliction is menacing you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about your mother means either a bad con- scicncc or the need for emotional support and a sign of good things to come. But the dream can also be a warning: stop— you are on the wrong path. Watching a happy mother caring for her child: vou are going to be part of a joyous, happy occasion and might even profit from it.

If the mother is anxiously looking after the child: someone’s misfortune is going to affect you. Dreaming about your deceased mother: you have done your grief-work; the dream could also be a warning about taking thoughtless actions you might later regret.

Depth Psychology: If vou rarelv dream about vour own mother, that is, in the eyes of psychologists, a sign that your emotional connection to your mother is good.

If you dream about your mother frequently, you may fear that you will never become emotionally independent. Unresolved childhood issues are another reason for frequent dreams about your mother.

If the dream is positive: you are at peace with yourself and the feminine and unconscious aspects of your personality. See Father.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If in your dreams you walk among nettles without being stung, you will be prosperous.

To be stung by them, you will be discontented with yourself and make others unhappy.

For a young woman to dream of passing through nettles, foretells that she will be offered marriage by different men, and her decision will fill her with anxious foreboding.

To dream of nettles, is portentous of stringent circumstances and disobedience from children or servants. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a papaya suggests the need for healing. Eating papaya or getting the juice on your skin may be letting you know that a healing is currently occurring in your life.

A papaya tree abundant with fruit is a message that there is a solution to every problem. Do not feel anxious, as complete physical or emotional healing is always possible regardless of statistics, concepts, and old-fashioned ideas.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Usually our dreams are filled with people. We dream about our families, our friends, our neighbors, and our classmates. We dream about strangers, colleges, famous people, teachers, and, at times, our supposed enemies. Each dream is very special and carries its own unique message. When interpreting this dream with people in it, consider all of the details and the feelings in the dream.

If the person is known to you, think about your relationship with him or her and the issues that the dream has brought up. We learn about ourselves through others, and probably our most valuable possessions are our relationships. Some believe that the strangers in your dreams represent different parts of yourself and are extensions and projections of your own personality. Many people believe that their dreams can predict the future. When they have negative or frightening dreams, they become anxious about the future. Alternatively, when their dreams are a form of wish-fulfillment, the dreamers become very excited and are hopeful that the dream will come true. Most dreams are not prophetic but are psychological or spiritual in nature. Their primary function may be to help us live better in the present, rather than the future. See also: Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, Siblings, Child, Parents, Father, Mother... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream of a physician, denotes that she is sacrificing her beauty in engaging in frivolous pastimes.

If she is sick and thus dreams, she will have sickness or worry, but will soon overcome them, unless the physician appears very anxious, and then her trials may increase, ending in loss and sorrow. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a pickle suggests that you are anxious because you expect to get in trouble for something. Or, this dream could represent your emotional and physical attraction to someone of the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are pricked by a pin, symbolizes a sticky situation or irritating relationship. You may be feeling anxious or feeling the need to hold together a certain unstable relationship. Or, to see pins in your dream may also suggest a feeling of being trapped, as exemplified by the phrase “being pinned down”.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Jester; Music) In a dream, a piper represents someone who is longing for something, or who is anxious to say or do something, or he could denote vain talk.

A wedding piper in a dream represents festivities.

The court piper in a dream represents an army going to war.

A piper in a dream also represents an obituarist, an announcer of a murder, someone who exposes an adulterer, or one who uncovers a secret prostitution ring and exposes it leaders.

A piper in a dream also may denote one’s anus.

An unknown piper in a dream means suffering from a venereal disease.

A piper in a dream also could represent a mourner, a good mother, or perhaps a bad mother who is bereaved of her child.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a prophet represents your feelings and fears about the future.

For instance, if the prophet foretold doom, you are feeling negative and anxious about what is to come. Also see “Saint”.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a rack, denotes the uncertainty of the outcome of some engagement which gives you much anxious thought. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: \ tried to turn but my legs were like lead.

The man caught me and I fought. He tried to rape me but couldn’t do it. As I talked to him I began to feel sorry for him and not frightened. I realised that inside he was a nice person. In the end I found I liked him so much I began to kiss him myself (Mrs JB). Rape in dreams is very different from rape in real life, as we create our own dream, so why introduce rape? Perhaps in the above example Mrs JB discovers her own power in the situation as she realises the weakness of the male.

Example: A man is trying to make love and at the last moment I repel him as I know it will cause a pregnancy. When I was about 10 I was raped and for many years had a fear of men’ (Anon.). This is the other side of rape. Rape in this dream may be memories, the effects of which are still visible in the life of this dreamer, causing her difficulties in warm sexuality.

Example: The devil attacked a woman. He was invisible.

The woman turned black as he raped her. She didn’t die. At this point I woke and went to the toiler. On returning to bed I continued the dream, particularly wondenng what I was in conflict with in the image of the devil. I found it disturbinr and frightening to be confronted by such a powerful oppo­nent. Partly because of the rape, I realised it was repressed sexuality. I then approached the “black” woman with tender­ness and this transformed the devil into available sexual or emotional energy. I tried this again and again. Each time it worked, and I could observe the devil was my sexual warmth and love which had become negative through restraint’ (Neil V). In this male dream, it is the conflict with his sexuality which causes the devilish’ rape. When he can find tender­ness, the negative aspect disappears. Rape also depicts the real evil of another person disregarding our personal needs and feelings, abusing not only the body, but particularly the ‘person’. Being raped by someone known: feeling anxious about sex with them, fighting off desire for them. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If we keep a record of our dreams it will soon become obvious that some of our dream themes, charac­ters or places recur again and again. These recurrences are of various types.

A cenain theme may have begun in childhood and continued throughout our life—either without change, or as a gradually changing series of dreams. It might be that the feature which recurs is a setting, perhaps a house we visit again and again, but the details differ. Sometimes a senes of such dreams begin after or dunng a particular event or phase of our life, such as puberty or marriage.

Example: ‘This dream has recurred over 30 years. There is a railway station, remote in a rural area, a central waiting room with platform going round all sides. On the platform mill hundreds of people, all men I think. They are all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I know I am among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there is a guard watching us. He is cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap is a red star. He carries a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realise they are all me. Each one has my face. I am looking at myself. Then I feel fear and terror (Anon.).

The theme of the dream can incorporate anxious emotions, such as the above example, or any aspect of experi­ence. One woman, an epileptic, reports a dream which is the same in every detail and occurs every night. In general such dreams recur because there are ways the dreamer habitually responds to their internal or external world. Because their attitude or response is unchanging, the dream which reflects it remains the same. It is noticeable in those who explore their dreams using such techniques as described under dream pro­cessing that recurring themes disappear or change because the attitudes or habitual anxieties which gave rise to them have been met or transformed.

A recurring environment in a dream where the other fac­tors change is not the same. We use the same words over and over in speech, yet each sentence may be different.

The envi­ronment or character represents a particular aspect of oneself, but the different events which surround it show it in the changing process of our psychological growth. Where there is no such change, as in the examples above, it suggests an area of our mental emotional self is stuck in a habitual feeling state or response.

Some recurring dreams can be ‘stopped’ by simply receiv­ing information about them. One woman dreamt the same dream from childhood. She was walking past railings in the town she lived in as a child. She always woke in dread and perspiration from this dream. At 40 she told her sister about it.

The response was ‘Oh, that’s simple. Don’t you remember that when you were about four we were walking past those railings and we were set on by a bunch of boys. Then I said to them, ‘Don’t hurt us, our mother’s dead!” They left us alone, but you should have seen the look on your face.’ After realis­ing the dread was connected with the loss of her mother, the dream never recurred. Another woman who repeatedly dreamt of being in a tight and frightening place, found the dream never returned after she had connected it to being in the womb.

Recurring dreams, such as that of the railings, suggest that pan of the process underlying dreams is a self regulatory (homocostatic) one.

The dream process tries to present trou­blesome emotions or situations to the conscious mind of the dreamer to resolve the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.

An obvious example of this is seen in the recurring nightmare of a young woman who felt a piece of cloth touch her face, and repeatedly woke her family with her screams. Her brother, tiring of this, one night woke her from her screams and made her talk about her feelings. His persistence gradually revealed that she associated the cloth with the burial shroud of her grandmother. This brought to the surface grief and feelings about death she had never allowed herself to feel before.

The nightmare never returned. See nightmares; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of having a relative that doesn’t exist in real life, you may be wishing for more love or friendship in your life. Dreaming of a cousin means you want better or more friendships, and dreaming of a missing parent means you wish for more love and also protection.

If you dream of having a large family (not your real family), this means that your fortunes in life are looking up. But if the family is unhappy or fighting in your dream, it means a run of bad luck may be in store for you.

If you dream of dead relatives, it could simply be a reflection that you miss people who have passed on.

If they are not dead in real life (but they are in your dream), then your dream could represent angry or anxious feelings towards them.

If you dream of a family member trying to hurt or kill you, this reflects your anxiety over your real-life relationship with this person. They may have been behaving in an embarrassing or emotionally hurtful way toward you. Also see “Family.”... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Considering that each of us has four or five periods of dreaming each night, most of our dreams are forgotten. But for people who observe family or friends regu­larly remembering a dream, and yet themselves are seldom if ever able to recall one, the question arises as to why such a wide divergence occurs.

There are many different reasons why dreams may be for­gotten.

The most obvious is that we do not give enough atten­tion to our dreaming process. When people become intrigued by what they might be dreaming, and develop a motivation to remember, they frequently start recalling several dreams a week. From this standpoint, the reason why some people have always remembered might be that they have always been ei­ther intrigued or anxious about their nightly dramas.

The way we rise in the morning has an effect upon this type of memory.

If our attention is immediately turned out­wards on waking, there is little hope of recalling a dream unless it has great power, as might a nightmare. Spending a few moments leaving our mind open to memory aids recall. Any visual, or even muscular activity, will fill consciousness with new and powerful impressions which might obliterate the subtler impressions of dreaming. Rorschach suggested not opening the eyes, and remaining physically still. Tests also showed that passage of time, even a few minutes, between dreaming and attempting to remember causes many dreams to fragment and be lost. So any attempts to remember need one to record the dream quickly, by speaking it to one’s bedmate, using a tape recorder by one’s bed, or writing it down.

Some dreams have rather misty or fragmentary imagery and theme, while others are clear, concise and dynamic. These latter are more easily remembered. There may be times when we sleep with longer periods of wakefulness, perhaps due to feeling cold, or uncomfonable in a strange bed, which cause us to remember as we are nearer consciousness. Be­cause dreams occur in cycles during the night, if something wakes us during a dream cycle the memory is easier, if only because less time has elapsed since occurrence. So another method of captunng a dream is to have one’s alarm gently sound prior to the time one usually wakes.

The last hour or so of sleep includes a long period of dreaming, so waking in this period with intent to remember can often capture the quarry.

Thereare also psychological reasons for forgetfulness. Dreams often deal with past areas of experience which we do not wish to remember, or would rather not be aware of.

If we find it difficult to feel emotions, or feel uncomfonable with them, it is highly likely we repress dream memory, as dreams have a base of high feelings. Experiments have shown that during dreaming our heartbeat, body movements and breath­ing frequently reflect intensified emotions. Also, research into what areas of the brain produce dreaming suggest that dreams may be from the ‘visceral brain’, which is largely non verbal.

If temperamentally we find feeling qualities a foreign lan­guage, connecting with a dream would need to be a learnt skill. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Mystic Dream Book

Anxious times, humiliation, and a quarrel, but the latter will soon be made up.... Mystic Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing wrinkled skin: count on living to a ripe old age.

If the skin has a yellowish tint: you are too anxious about something. It also suggests you be prepared for intrigue.

Depth Psychology: The sltin is a symbol of how the world sees you, what impressions you give. I las the past left traces in your face? Are you more thick-skinned? Thin-skinned?... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are skinny dipping (swimming naked) suggests that you are anxious about being “found out”. You’re nervous that others will find out about your activities and expose you for having bad judgement. This is especially true if you were skinny dipping in a public place.

If you dream that you are discovered skinny dipping and you try to cover up, you are feeling vulnerable in some situation.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The mind; our potential. Dream scenes such as the sky opening and people or objects appearing, or threatening things falling from the sky, are graphic descriptions of how suddenly a new thought or viewpoint or event appears from nowhere; or for no apparent reason anxious or depressing thoughts occur ‘out of the blue’. Floating, flying in sky: avoid­ing anxiety; escape into daydreaming or the mind; having a wider awareness of a situation; exploring potential. Colour, mood of sky: our view of life at the moment. Idioms: sky’s the limit; sky high, pie in the sky; out of the blue. See flying; space. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

Moving in slow motion in a dream indicates the dreamer is anxious about something in her life.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In some cultures snakes are highly regarded and symbolize the ability to transcend into higher levels of consciousness or into areas of knowledge that exist outside perceived time and space. In the pre-Christian days, snakes were considered symbols of fertility, healing, and nurturing (the healing serpent representing a god). Post Adam and Eve, snakes are often considered symbols of temptation and evil, anger, and envy. Snakes emerging out of the ground may represent your unconscious or repressed materials coming to your conscious mind. Freud thought that the snake was a phallic symbol. It is amazing how many people have snake dreams! Most snake dreams seem to be disturbing and they leave the dreamer feeling anxious and afraid. There are no simple interpretations to the snake dreams. Each dreamer must consider their own situation and all of the details of the dream. Sometimes snakes may be phallic symbols and other times they represent negativity in our lives that hampers our progress and constantly threatens us. In the long run the snake may be a positive symbol; it may represent difficulties that lead us to the center of personality and result in feelings of completeness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of seeing or being bitten by a snake implies that you are afraid and anxious about some issue in your life. Perhaps this dream is suggesting that you should be aware of a pending situation that may cause you harm.

The snake can also represent the male genitals and may be warning you against entering into a certain sexual encounter.

The snake can also represent someone in your life who is heartless, cruel, and treacherous. On a more optimistic note, the snake symbolizes intelligence, change, and understanding. It implies revitalization of the spirit and alterations in life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are pleasantly surprised implies that you are facing some repressed emotions.

To dream that you are unpleasantly surprised indicates that you are anxious about something that is sudden and unfamiliar. You are reluctant to deal with these emotions.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

The swan in dreams represents beauty and goodness and suggests the dreamer is satisfied in their personal life.

The exception is if you see someone you know walking away with a swan, or turning into a swan - meaning the dreamer is anxious in real life about being abandoned by this person.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Pig) In a dream, a swine represents an avowed and a fierce enemy who is perfidious, worrisome, anxious, who does not act upon what he says and who lies and tricks people. Riding a swine in a dream means that he will earn a large some of money.

If one eats it raw, cooked, or broiled in the dream, it means that he swallows unlawful money, or knowingly eats impermissible food. Walking like a swine in a dream means turning quick profits from an investment or a business, or it could mean that one will acquire what his heart desires.

A wild pig in dream is a sign of a severe cold weather, Eating ham in a dream carries benefits for all people, though it is unlawful for Muslims. Ifone sees a pig in his bed in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery. Little pigs in a dream represent adversities and distress for their owner, or for the person seeing the dream.

A domesticated swine in a dream means good harvest, prosperity, or satisfying one’s needs and desires. Seeing a swine in a dream also may mean presiding over people of opposing or diverse opinions, or it could mean divorce, evil happenings, spendthrift, acquiring demonic nature, earning illegal money, or having a large progeny.

If a pig causes harm to someone in a dream, it represents the perfidy of one’s rival. Swine’s milk in a dream represents a heartbreaking loss of money, or it could mean committing a major sin. Ifone sees little pigs entering his house in a dream, it represents an official inspection of one’s private life.

If one sees himself kicking little pigs out of his house in a dream, it means that he will resign from working for the government.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see tadpoles in your dream means that your are very anxious about something related to school or your ability to achieve a certain goal.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about teeth is very common in all cultures and age groups. Most dreams about teeth leave people feeling uneasy and anxious. Consider the overall content and context of the dream and note if you are having dental problems before making interpretation. Teeth usually symbolize power and/or control. Animals use their teeth for defense and nourishment and show their teeth when angry. Humans often display similar behaviors. Look and see if you are losing or abusing power and control in any area of your life (especially if you are losing teeth in your dream). Old dream interpretations say that dreaming about teeth is a bad omen that suggest financial difficulties. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Popularly, teeth are supposed to stand for aggressive sexuality – although more properly they signify the growth process towards sexual maturity. Teeth falling or coming out easily indicates we are aware of going through a form of transition, similar to that from childhood to maturity, or from maturity to old age and helplessness.

If we are anxious about teeth dropping out it suggests there is a fear of getting old and undesirable, or an anxiety about maturing. In a woman’s dream, if the teeth are swallowed this can sometimes signify pregnancy, a wish for pregnancy, or an issue with sex.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

In general, dreams about losing one’s teeth are common and suggest the dreamer feels powerless or out of control in a real life situation. Here are some more meanings for dreams about teeth: To dream of loose teeth is a warning of untrustworthy friends.

If your teeth fell out or you spit them out, you are anxious about money.

To dream of having a tooth pulled or removed suggests that you have lost, or are worried about losing, someone who has been important to you.

To dream of brushing your teeth represents the clearance of obstacles which have been holding you back.

If you dream of having/seeing wooden teeth, you are feeling apathetic and emotionless. You may be behaving automatically and just going along with the flow. Or you may be acting out without fully thinking things through.

If you dream of having gray or rotting teeth, this may be a sign of health problems - see your doctor.

To dream of getting a cavity in your tooth is sometimes a warning that your health is at risk.

The other possible meaning is, you have uttered some false or mean words and those words are coming back to haunt you.

A dream of having broken or unusually worn-down teeth symbolizes the breakdown of an important relationship To dream of bleaching your teeth indicates a desire to get over bad habits and issues that have been making you unhealthy. It’s also a common dream to have when recovering from an illness.

To dream of having very white and/or even teeth forecasts happiness and prosperity.

If you dream of biting someone, or being bitten by a person or animal, you are engaged in a power struggle with someone.

To dream of having something stuck in your teeth - or picking your teeth - is a warning of false friends in your close circle.

To dream of fangs - whether it was you or someone else who had them - indicates that you have said some words that have been hurtful to others. Also see “Dentures.”... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

Time capsule dreams symbolize the dreamer’s wish to escape from the present reality. You want to go back into the past or jump forward to the future to a period where your hopes are realized. Dealing with present-day stresses is making you feel tired or anxious.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a bike with training wheels suggests that you are lacking self-confidence. You feel anxious about your ability to do something, or to get through a particular situation. This dream may also reflect a desire to change your status or position in life.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Vagina, birth.

2. Insecurity (dark and feeling anxious).

3. Secrets revealed.

4. Limited perspective. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Anxious; Disheartened; Dispirited) Feeling uptight in a dream may mean an illness or death. (Also see Despair)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about veins: your heart, circulator)’ system, or blood pressure is not in good shape.

If you are anxious in the dream, you need to see your doctor.

If blood-letting is performed on you: you will have a fight with somebody. Blood-letting performed on someone else: somebody might die or get sick.

Depth Psychology: Veins are a symbol of vitality and “life’s juices.” It is important what your veins looked like, their condition, and what you felt during the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When such a person appears in a dream, there may be a play on words and we must become a ‘waiter’. Part of us needs to be conscious that for complete fulfilment in any task we need to wait and be less anxious.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Emotions, moods and flow of feeling energy. Because of the nature of water it lends itself to depicting aspects of how we relate to emotions; for instance, one can drown’ in or feel swept away by some emotions, at other times we can feel cleansed and refreshed. It also represents our potential to ex­perience many emotions because water can take any shape or move in so many ways. How we relate to the water shows how we are meeting our emotions and moods.

Example: ‘I am in deep water, no evidence that it is the sea. I am wearing my heavy brown coat. I have no fear, no feeling of cold and I pleasantly just sink’ (Mrs B). Mrs B is in her 80s, and is preparing for death in her dreams.

The water in her dream has the feeling of being womblike, suggesting that she senses death as a return to a womblike feeling state, with possible rebirth.

Example: ‘I was then standing in front of a senes of glass water tanks. I had apparently written an article about the balance between intellect and emotion, which had presented emotion in a way to show its equal value with intellect.

The tanks had water flowing through them with a series of valves. This demonstrated the different relationships between intel­lect and emotion. Some tanks were beautifully clear and col­ourful, showing the right balance.

The unbalanced ones had weed growing in them. I was then in a lift with a young woman. We moved close together and kissed. This moved my feelings so much I felt a great melting feeling in my abdomen, and a lot of body sensation against her body’ (Anthony F). Anthony’s dream perfectly illustrates how water refers to the emotions and flowing body feelings.

Example: ‘I was in a hospital ward—maybe for children. I was there to help them. In the ward was a large oblong tank full of water. I got into the water. I realised all the sick people in the ward bathed in the water—not soap, just immersion. This produced feelings of revulsion. I felt I would take into myself their sickness. I also thought that if I drank the water it would show the patients a positive attitude towards their sick­ness. They would no longer be afraid, and this would be a factor in their healing’ (Anthony F). Another of Anthony’s dreams in which he is looking at how to meet anxious feelings about his health. He sees that a more positive conscious atti­tude heals the childhood fears.

Entering water: entering into strong feelings such as might arise in a relationship or new job, sexual relationship, emo­tions which might stand in one’s way—as a deep lake might, or turgid water. Deep water: the deeps of one’s inner life. Hot water: strong emotions—see example in Introduction. Elec­tricity and water: emotions which can generate very powerful reaction to a situation, such as jealousy or anger. Idioms: make water, muddy the waters; tread water, water something down; turn on the waterworks; water under the bridge; hold water, in hot water, head above water; pour cold water onto something. See fluid; river; rain.

water creatures See fish, sea creatures. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about getting married or being in a wedding is relatively common.

If your biological time clock is ticking away and you are anxious to get married, this dream may be a form of wish-fulfillment. However, a wedding or a marriage in a dream is a profound and very personal symbol. It usually represents the harmonious integration of the dreamer’s personality or psyche (i.e. the coming together of masculine, feminine, shadow, anima, physical, spiritual, unconscious, or/and conscious components).

The marriage in your dream may represent the union of the different sides of your own character. This is a positive dream symbol because it suggests a degree of self-awareness and integration. Many people dream about weddings during times of stress and difficulty. Based on superstition some cultures believe that dreaming of a wedding is a negative omen that generally represents a period of grief and possibly death. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are a woman dreaming about a female sex-symbol; you are unsure of your partner and questioning your own femininity.

If you dream about a “motherly” type of person, you are anxious for more emotional security. Seeing a woman you know: good news. Seeing a strange woman: quarrels, envy, and frustration.

If you are a man flirting with a woman: be careful with your spending habits.

A woman with a child warns of worries to come.

A pregnant woman means unexpected pleasure.

If a woman is flirting with you: you have acted foolishly and your finances are tight—nothing will save you except being more frugal. Meeting a strange woman: you are meeting a new friend.

If you see several women together: people are gossiping about you. Hugging a woman: avoid a superficial love affair.

A woman with black hair: you are envious and don’t know it.

A woman with red hair: somebody is setting a trap for you.

A woman with long hair: a relationship will intensify.

A naked woman: you are unconsciously passionate about somebody; it might also be a sign that you have acted foolishly.

A woman laughing: worry and despair about your love relationship is draining your strength.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about old women or old men are regarded as memories of vour mother whom vou have idealized. Women (particularly in mens dreams) could be a symbol of erotic needs, expectations, and desires, or may represent emotions or the irrational in the man’s personality. Dreams about women who are pleasant and peaceful are a sign of devotion to other people and objects, and sensitivity to external impressions and influences. See Old Man.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing a yoke, denotes that you will unwillingly conform to the customs and wishes of others.

To yoke oxen in your dreams, signifies that your judgment and counsels will be accepted submissively by those dependent upon you.

To fail to yoke them, you will be anxious over some prodigal friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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