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Cauldron, Dream Interpretation


Universally, a cauldron signifies abundance, sustenance and nourishment.

The magic cauldron points to the womb and therefore suggests fertility and the feminine power of transformation.

Spiritually the cauldron symbolizes renewal and rebirth. Many folk tales use the symbolism of cooking to represent the making of mankind.

A cauldron can also represent the womb.

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, when a cauldron appears in a dream we may need to take note of our intuitive abilities, or of our ability to create new things from simple ingredients.

Material aspects: Almost universally the cauldron represents abundance, sustenance and nourishment. By association, the magic cauldron suggests fertility and the feminine power of transformation.

To dream of a cauldron, therefore, reconnects us with our basic principles.

Gives gender - specific: Originally the cauldron was round-bottomed, thus reinforcing the symbolism of the womb. In a woman’s dream it therefore suggests transformation often brought about by her own power. In a man’s dream he is more likely to use power beyond himself.

also see Kettle

1- Almost universally the cauldron represents abundance, sustenance and nourishment. By association, the magic cauldron suggests fertility and the feminine power of transformation.

To dream of a cauldron, therefore, reconnects us with our basic principles.

2- Psychologically, when a cauldron appears in a dream we may need to take note of our intuitive abilities, or of our ability to create new things from simple ingredients.

3- Spiritually the cauldron symbolises renewal and rebirth.

(see Abyss, Basket, Bowl, Chalice, Circle, Forge, Water)

The symbol of the triune, primordial Goddess and birth giver (because of its shape and having three legs).

Fertility, femininity, and procreativity.

Magical power. In Indian mythos, Indra drank from three cauldrons to empower himself with mystical energy.

Wisdom, insight, and knowledge. According to Teutonic stories, there are three great cauldrons in the earth’s center containing beverages that impart these beneficial characteristics. Odin, the ruler of the gods, was believed to have drunk from all three.

Creativity. Among the Celts, the Cauldron of Cerridwen dispensed the muse to any who partook of it.



Cauldron | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Cauldron

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(see Alley, Bridge, Cauldron, Chalice, Cliff, Hole, Sky, Space)

Standing at the edge of: Your own subconscious, things you’ve long buried, hidden talents, or other matters that often get overlooked.

The abyss goes on seeminglv forever into darkness, and can be very frightening, even as discovering your own true nature can be frightening until you take the first step.

Experiencing spontaneous inspiration for a new project, as if it comes out of nowhere. Alternatively, a limitation to be overcome.

Ancient meaning: Tlie primordial womb; a deep cavern of fertility and the gate of life through which we all pass.

Real or perceived dangers.

The size of the abyss indicates how “big” you believe the hazard to be. Alternatively, following a route that goes nowhere, or one that may eventually prove self-destructive.

A bridge appearing across: Personal, dramatic changes in lifestyle or beliefs that imply some risk.

For example, if you’re thinking of getting married, the risk might be vulnerability- or failure.

Unseen or unrealized potential. In Greek mythology, the black abyss gave birth to all cosmic matter. Similarly, in the Tarot, the Fool stands near the edge of a huge cliff before starting on his path toward enlightenment.... The Language of Dreams

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(see Bowl, Cauldron, Chalice, Circle)

The shape of a basket makes it a natural symbol of the womb, the feminine aspect, and pregnajicy.

If the basket is full, a sign of productivity and providence. Conversely, an empty-basket speaks of something in your life that is wanting for fulfillment.

WTiat specifically does the basket contain? If it’s filled with eggs, this can either portend productivity, or act as a warning not to “keep all your eggs in one basket.”

Harvest, fertility-, or unexpected surprises. Several important legends center around children found in floating baskets filled with rushes, including the story of Moses, and Romulus and Remus.... The Language of Dreams

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(see Abyss, Basket, Cauldron, Chalice)

Womanhood. In ancient Egypt, a symbol of the divine feminine principle and womb of origination.

Generative force and creativity. Babylonians regarded the cosmos as the mixing bowl of the Areat Goddess.

Cosmic powers and influences. Native Americans use an inverted bowl to represent the heavens, which are indirectly linked to the ancestors (see Space, Stars).

Consider the type of bowl for more meaning.

For example, a mixing bowl might represent your need to better blend the various components of your life into balance.... The Language of Dreams

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(see Abyss, Basket, Beverages by type, Bowl, Circle, Cauldron)

Alternative womb and fertility symbol, especially if filled with liquid (see Milk, Juice, Water, Wine).

Arthurian and Druidical lore identify this emblem as the grail, the cup that signifies humankind’s connection with nature and each other.

Christian: The sacredness of life and the quality of forgiveness (the cup of Christ’s blood). In this case, do you drink freely of what’s offered you, or pour it away?

Unity. In Gypsy, pagan, and Hebrew marriage and courtship rites, people drinking from one cup link their destinies and become as one.

Refusing: Wishing to avert a personal trial that is really unavoidable (note the story of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane). Alternatively, rejecting an opportunity for friendship or camaraderie because of suspicious motivations.

In Eastern philosophy, a cup is shaped by what it contains. What metaphorical beverages do you incorporate into yourself by drinking of this cup?... The Language of Dreams

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(see Abyss, Balloon, Basket, Bowl, Cauldron, Chalice, Coins, Satellite Dish, Zero)

Wholeness, totality, centering. Halos, for example, symbolize spiritual wholeness and focus (see Light).

Freudian: A vaginal emblem or symbol of femininity due to its shape.

Equality and unity.

The round table of King Arthur’s court gave everyone an equal voice and symbolized the solidarity of Britain.

Protected or sacred space. In the first century B.C.E., magicians were sometimes called “circle drawers” because ritual magic uses this emblem to contain power. Similarly, % fairy ring safeguards its residents from mortals.

Going around in circles: Being trapped in progressively worse cycles, outmoded ideas, or a static lifestyle with little achievement.

A circle with a point in the center is a type of mandala emblem representing personal wholeness, order, harmony, and healing.

God or divine influences and protection. There is a Hindu saying that God is an unbroken circle without a circumference, being nowhere and everywhere.... The Language of Dreams

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(see Accident, Lightning, Stor??is)

Warning or fear of danger. Alternatively, consternation over your ability to survive upheavals.

Avalanche: Feeling trapped, frozen, or unable to act. Or, an overwhelmingly heavy burden that you feel was thrust upon you unwillingly (see Ice, Snow).

Cave in: Tlie crumbling of foundations or an insecure position. Also a type of burial dream.

Earthquake: Something is shaking your foundations, potentially to the core of what you regard as truth. Alternatively, breaking up with, or away from, a person, organization, job, or situation.

Flood: Feeling swept away by uncontrolled emotions or overpowering circumstances. Alternatively, a thorough cleansing before a new start (see Water).

Hurricane or tornado: An alternative symbol of the air element, which relates to the mind, voice, or breath. In this case, however, the element is destructive, probably revealing ill-health or an overly active conscious mind that does not allow the intuitive self through.

If related specifically to speech, this symbolizes an individual whose loudmouthed nature destrovs much of what it contacts.

Landslide: Backward movement or retreat. Returning to old thought forms and behavior patterns.

Oil spill: A renewed awareness of personal responsibility toward nature. Alternatively, a defiled trust, the adulteration of an ideal, or a slipperv situation.

Volcano: These are Earth’s cauldrons that stir up your temper or other hot feelings that have already been building to the point of violent eruptions (see Fire). Find a safe outlet before someone gets hurt.

If the volcano exhibits a slow lava flow, this represents a gradual venting of emotions.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Vessels symbolise servants and lads while stove, hearths, grates, cauldrons, lamps, table-cloths etc. symbolise grief, sorrow and anxiety which will be felt by the head of the household if the Arabic masculine equivalent is used for any of the above words. But it it is used as a feminine such as qidr, qifah, maa’idah, musarrajah and qas’ah, then they symbolise a person’s wife.. As for the word sufrah though feminine, it symbolises the husband all the same.

(Qidr : Cauldron, Cooking Pot; Qifah : large basket; Maa’idah : table-cloth; Musrrajah : lamp; Qas’ah trough)

Whatever is made from copper or lead such as cups, saucers, plates, trays kettles etc. they all symbolise a person’s servants and lads.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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(see Fire, Hammer)

This cauldron of flame hones and refines your skills or characteristics.

Because of the fiery element, an alternative type of or sun dream, but with more implied regulation.

Smith at a forge: Control over the masculine nature, and knowing how to use its attributes effectively. Also, magically speaking, an improved skill with fire as an empowering element. Look to see what shape or object the smith works on for more symbolism.

Metal sitting in a forge: The metal represents an aspect of an individual that is undergoing a fiery time. This experience tempers and shapes that characteristic.... The Language of Dreams

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(see Baking, Cauldron, Fire, Foods by type, Forge)

Focus on, or the condition of, home and familv. Traditionally the hearth was the heart of a bouse in Europe, where all important family activities took place. How does the hearth appear? An evenly burning hearth with good coals indicates consistent love and tending. One that is artificial or bricked up reveals pretense or blocked emotions, respectively.

An alternative type of womb emblem, in which the masculine element (fire) burns.

Fertility, kinship, and love. Old folk spells regularly recommended ashes from the hearth fire as a component for these purposes.

Depending on its configuration, this may be an alternative altar dream, in which the food becomes a kind of sacrifice. In the Orient, especially, there are gods and goddesses who preside over, and are honored in, the kitchen.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Cauldron

1- Because a kettle is such a mundane everyday object, to dream of one indicates our more practical, pragmatic side.

If the kettle is unusual such as an old fashioned copper kettle it denotes outworn, but still appreciated, beliefs.

2- A kettle is often taken to svmbolise transformation and change. ‘Ib dream of one in this contcxt suggests that we need to accelerate a process of learning and growth.

3- A kettle by way of its association with a cauldron (but also by its own strength) can symbolise magic and magical forces working for the Greater Good.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A kettle, being a hollow vessel, can symbolize magic and magical forces working for the greater good, and can have the same significance as a cauldron. It is often taken to symbolize transformation and change.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Food

1- In dreams, all symbols of nourishment are associated with basic needs. Firstly, we require warmth and comfort; secondly, shelter and sustenance. Initially we experience this as coming from mother. Any dream in which we become aware of our needs then links with our relationship with mother.

If our need for nourishment and nurturing is not met we experience rejection and hurt. In dreams the two become interchangeable.

2- All symbols of containment (the vessel, cup, cauldron, bowl etc.) arc symbols of nurturing and femininity. Food-producing animals are also associated with the nourishing aspects of the mother and therefore of Mother Earth.

3- The suggestions of nourishing the soul and conferring immortality all belong to the nurturing of the Mother Goddess.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: All symbols of containment (the vessel, cup, cauldron, bowl etc.) Are symbols of nurturing and femininity. Food-producing animals are also associated with the nourishing aspects of the mother and, therefore, of mother earth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Just as a cauldron can be taken to indicate the transformative process, so a pan or pot can symbolize the ability to combine several ‘ingredients’ to make something completely different. This can apply under any circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- In dreams a pan or a pot signifies nurturing and caring. It can also suggest a receptive frame of mind.

2- Just as a cauldron can be taken to indicate the transformative process, so a pan can suggest the ability to combine several ingredients’ to make something completely different.

3- As always, any receptacle suggests the containing Feminine Principle, usually the nurturing side.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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(see Numbers, Trident)

The triune nature of humankind as body-mind-soul; and the triune nature of many divine figures (Father-Son-Holy Spirit; Maiden-Mother-Crone).

Stability 7 . Three legs gives the tripod or cauldron greater strength.

In ancient Greece, the number representing fate. External, powerful forces are at work here, whose source is wholly or partially unknown to you.

If the number appears on a die in the dream, this portends excellent luck (e.g., “three is a charm”).

Oracular experts claim any dream that repeats itself three times will come true.

Jung felt this number represented some type of incompleteness, like a table that’s missing one leg.... The Language of Dreams

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(see Animals, Fish, Water)

A difficult journey to transformation and enlightenment as in the story of Jonah and the whale. Similar whale myths appear in other cultures too, all of which equate this creature’s belly to a cauldron of change and rebirth, or an initiation.

A whale swimming in deep waters often represents your own search for deeper awareness about yourself or the Universe.

A whale spout is a type of air or wind dream, in which you seek out the breath of life, and perhaps a break from being emotionally or empathically immersed. .Alternatively, this may represent the liberation of positive ideas and energy.

A symbol reflective of the regenerative power of water to refresh your ideas, bring peace and healing, and smooth out the rough spots in life.

Among the Norse, whales have magical power all their own, and would sometimes earn* witches to their destination. So, a whale surfacing from the ocean depths may indicate a surfacing interest in, or ability with, the occult arts.

WTiales have sonar like that of dolphins, making them an emblem of “sounding things out” and knowing your direction in life.

The humpback whale, specifically, reflects finding your own song; a harmony that mirrors your soul, especially with regard to the way you interact in relationships.

The song of the humpback changes every breeding season, reflecting the environmental changes that surround it (see Music).... The Language of Dreams

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