conflict

When two opposing forces meet, particularly in the spiritual sense, this is pictured in dreams as conflict.

Psychological / emotional perspective: Conflict suggests that two aspects of our personality are having difficulty in reconciling their needs and requirements. Conflict arises when the conscious self needs to make a choice between their differing needs.

Material aspects: The dream image of conflict arises when we are at odds with others in our everyday life. Sometimes a resolution can be reached in dreams which points the way to managing the external conflict.

Gives gender - specific: It is supposed that men are more logical in their thought processes and women more intuitive. However, when a woman dreams of a strategic response to a conflict she is accessing her more logical side. Conversely, when a man follows his own instincts he will be seeking an intuitive answer.

(See Enmity)



Conflict | Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Conflict

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dreams of being lost highlight where you feel confused or lacking in direction in life. Exploring the dream scenario will help you understand the exact nature of the confusion or conflict.

• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.

• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

One’s own abandonment in a dream indicates the need to relinquish previous emotions and traits that are impeding personal advancement. Insubstantial beliefs and thoughts must be abdicated. This dream could be naturally analyzed as illustrating your phobia of being left behind, forsaken or double-crossed. Do thoughts that others disregard your ideas or beliefs frequently visit you? Recently experiencing or fearing the loss of a loved-one could trigger this abandonment dream. This phobia may subconsciously embody itself in your dream and thus serves as a vital component of dealing with and surpassing losing someone you cared about. Struggles from your youth or uncertain emotions could also be the cause of this dreams’ appearance.

If you are the one deserting others in your dream, this illustrates your being overpowered by your own conflicts and struggles.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

(see Baby, Embryo, Miscarriage, Pregnancy)

Stopping a project in midstream because of personal or external conflicts.

A reflection of pressures or moral struggles pertaining to this issue. Termination of a relationship while still in its infancy.

A difficult choice from which the outcome may kill all hopes of something you’ve wanted to develop.... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Emotions are facing reality. Also, you want to discard inner conflicts, as in Sewage / Waste. Fear of accidental pregnancy. Physical changes. Separation from a loved one or a favorite. Unhealthy (neurotic) behavior.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Working hard and enjoying it.

If you have a happy audience, it will pay off the way you intend it to.

If the audience is unhappy with your performance, you need to re-evaluate how your desire is affecting others. Perhaps you are not seeing what others are experiencing because of your actions to reach your goal, or could it be that your goal is in conflict with others’ tastes and likes? If you have no audience, you are probably keeping your plans and actions to yourself and not bothering anyone else with them, but are you being selfish with something meant to share? To hear accordion music indicates that fun and happiness will soon be coming to the dreamer.

To play the accordion means winning the love of your life through an unhappy event. Also: If you heard this instrument, the meaning relates to the sound; if it struck you as doleful, you may expect some sadness but not of a deep or lasting nature.

If the sound was lively and bright, you will soon have some happy social times.

If you were playing the accordion, your love and/or personal affairs will be totally satisfactory.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Conversations)

Self-blame or guilt manifesting through the dream. Feeling unjustly accused by others.

A moral conflict. Uncertainty over the true motivations for one’s actions, or those of other people.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing an actor: you will meet an intriguing person who will encourage you to take chances. Dreaming about playing the role of a person completely different from the way you are in real life: your behavior is in conflict with who you are and this “betrayal” is not good for your self-image. See Film, Movie.

Depth Psychology: Do you need more attention? Are you too ambitious?

Neither objective can be achieved through your present conduct. Are you playing games with others—or yourself? To what end? See Stage.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Born in Vienna, Austria. Stud­ied medicine, later became a disciple of Freud. Diverged from Freud over the sexual impulse being all important in human behaviour. Adler saw people as goal oriented, with an urge toward personal growth and wholeness. He stated that in dreams we can clearly see our aggressive impulses and desire for fulfilment. Dreams can also help the dreamer define two often conflicting aspects of their experience—their image or sense of themselves, and their sense of what is socially accept­able. Because we strive from our earliest years to have some control over ourself and surroundings, we may develop a style of life around a sense of inferiority or lack of power. So a person who feels vulnerable may become aggressive to com­pensate. Adler therefore felt that in our dreams we not only see what we think of ourself, and what our environmental situation is, but also find a definition of our techniques for satisfying our drive to deal with and succeed in the world.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

If we dream we are an adolescent we are focusing on our undeveloped side. Dreaming of an adolescent of the opposite sex usually means dealing with a suppressed part of our development.

The emotions associated with adolescence are very raw and clear and such emotions are accessible often only through dreams. There may be conflict over issues of freedom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about adultery means you would love to have an affair; it could also means a bad conscience because of a past or ongoing affair. Sometimes it refers to conflicts among different parts of your personality (spiritual, physical, emotional).

An adultery dream is also a sign of overpowering physical urges.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: It can be a cause for concern if you dream that you are making love to someone that is not your spouse. You need to discern the spirit of the dream to determine if it is positive or negative.

• It is common to dream of embracing an unfamiliar man or woman. This could represent a leaning towards a prophetic or teaching ministry. (Look up the symbol for ‘Man’ and ‘Woman” to get a full understanding on this) • The sexual act is a very intimate one. In fact in the Word when a couple made love, they were considered married. It meant that they were one. When you dream of having adultery, you need to ask yourself, “What am I becoming one with right now?” • Do you know the person you are committing adultery with in your dream? If so, determine what they could represent in your dream.

• Dreams • Positive: If you dream that you are embracing an unfamiliar man or woman, but it feels ‘right’ in the dream, then it could mean that the Lord is leading you to embrace something new in your life.

Negative:

When you wake up feeling unclean and negative from your dream, then it is likely negative.

If you continue having this kind of dream, then the Lord is trying to tell you that you are marrying yourself to something that is not of Him.

• Consider this passage: • Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield; with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

• 22 He goes after her immediately as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks • This scripture is a perfect picture of the world.

The New Testament tells us that friendship with the world is enmity with God.

If you keep having this sort of dream, then it means that you are allowing yourself to partake of the world and things that are not of God.

• If you dream that your spouse is having an affair, you need to determine what your spouse represents to you.

If they represent the Lord in your dreams, it could mean that there is a contamination in your walk with the Lord.

• If you have a fear that your spouse is having an affair in real life and then you dream it, then your dream is clearly a purging dream. It means that you are simply living out in your dreams, the inner fears you have in reality.

• DO NOT: Accuse your spouse of an affair because you had a dream. You will only increase any fears and conflicts you have in your marriage.

• Visions • God is not in the business of revealing someone else’s sins.

A person’s sin is between them and the Lord. However it can happen as in the case of David where Nathan exposed his affair with Bathsheba for the sake of the people.

• If God reveals anything like this to you, it is for you to pray so that this can be exposed God’s way.

• If engaged in personal ministry, the Lord shows you the person in an adulterous affair of the past, it is for the purpose of healing and forgiveness. I recommend the use of tact in such a situation, followed up with prayer and counsel.

Negative:

As in with dreams, if the vision you see is symbolic, then it means that the person in question is joining themselves to something that is not of the Lord. Either they are walking in the flesh or they are embracing the things of the world.

See also:

Bed, Bedroom • ... The Way of Dreams and Visions

The Language of Dreams

(see Authority Figures, Icons)

A personal guide or guardian who either safeguards you in times of need or conveys important messages, most likely of a spiritual nature.

Divine blessings and protection, especially if one covers you with its wings. In Christianity, angels are servants and messengers for God, often attending and defending believers in their ministerial tasks.

What is the angel’s attitude toward you? If disapproving, this is a sign that you feel negligent toward important teachings from your youth or faith. This caused guilt and inner conflict over notions of “right” and “wrong.”

Recognition of bravery or honor. In Germany, winged Valkyries took great heroes to Valhalla, their version of heaven. In Persian tradition, similar beings called “houris” took faithful, courageous warriors to an erotic paradise for eternity.

Cosmic patterns and energy. In the 6th century, a monk named Cosmas Indicopleustes said that angels pushed and pulled heavenly bodies on their course. Other religious people claimed that the stars themselves were angels in disguise.

Cherubic angels: A type of Cupid, the Roman god of love, whose arrow smites humans with eros and passion.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of feeling very angry, forewarns that you will be involved in a tense situation. People you care about may let your down and disappoint you. Being angry in your dream may also have been carried over from your waking life. In your dream, you may have a safe outlet to express angry emotions that you have not vented in real life.

If you dream that someone is angry at you, this indicates inner turmoil. Some aspect of yourself is in conflict with another aspect of yourself. Perhaps a part of you that you don’t acknowledge, is fighting to be heard. This dream is also common when we’ve done something wrong, and feel guilty about it.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Are you angry with yourself or another person? Are you struggling with yourself? Have you been unfair to someone? If you are fighting with somebody, remember, you will only reach a peaceful conclusion if you are gentle and understanding.

If you are making others angry: an argument can be resolved but you won’t be satisfied. See Aggression.

Depth Psychology: You are cither having a conflict with someone right now or arguing with yourself. You could and should resolve the tension—and you will be ready to do so soon!... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

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

The hurt young animal

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

Eating the animal

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

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

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

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

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

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

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

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

Bear

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

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

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

Bull

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

Slaying the bull

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

Cat

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

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

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

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

Composite animals

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

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

Half-animal, half-man

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

Cow

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

Deer/Reindeer

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

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

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

Dog

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

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

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

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

Fox

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

Frog

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

Goat

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

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

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

Hare

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

Hedgehog

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

Horse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hyena

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

Jackal

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

Jaguar

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

Leopard

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

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

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

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

Lynx

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

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

Mare

see Horse

Mole

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

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

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

Mouse

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

Otter

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

Ox

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

Parts of animals

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

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

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

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

Prehistoric animals

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

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

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

Ram

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

Rat

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

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

Reptiles

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

Seal

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

Serpent

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

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

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

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

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

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

A snake twined around the body or limb

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger

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

Toad

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

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

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

Unicorn

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

Vermin

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

Vertebrates

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

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

Whale

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

Weasel

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

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

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

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

Wolf

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

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

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

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

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

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

My Dream Interpretation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The male within the female, shown as a man in a woman’s dreams. Physically a woman is predominantly fe­male, but also has a clitoris and produces some male hor­mones. Psychologically, we may only express part of our po­tential in everyday life. In a woman, the more physically dynamic, intellectual and socially challenging side of herself may be given less expression. Apart from this, some features, such as innovation and creative rational thought, may be held in latency. These secondary or latent characteristics are de­picted by the male in female dreams. In general we can say the man represents the woman’s mental and social power, her ability to act creatively in ‘the world’. It also holds in it an expression of her complex of feelings about men, gained as experience mostly from her relationship with—or lack of— father, but also from a synthesis of all her male contacts. So the whole realm of her expenence of the male can be repre­sented by the man in her dream, and is accessible through the image.

Good relationship with or marrying the man: shows the woman integrating her own ability to be independent and capable in outwardly active terms. This makes her more whole, balancing her ‘female’ qualities. It also shows the woman meeting her experience of her father in a healing way. This enables the woman to have a realistic relationship with an actual man. It also bnngs a sense of connectedness be­tween her conscious self and what she senses as the ‘commer­cial’ world. See father in this entry.

To be in conflict with the man, or unable to make real physical and pleasurable contact with him: suggests difficulty in meeting what may have been a painful or threatening expe­rience of father. This can lead to lack of ability to make clear judgments, and lack of decisiveness in areas outside feeling values. She is prone to acceptance of collective or long held social norms without question; family or national attitudes not applicable to present situations; and reasoning’ which actu­ally arises out of emotions connected to such family or social norms. Actual relations with men will be difficult, or entered into simply as a duty. Emotional or intimate merging with a man is threatening because it brings the woman close to the conflicts and pain connected with father. Sex may be possible but not a close feeling union. See man.

Christ Although people generally think of Christ as a histori­cal figure, in dreams Christ is not this at all. He is a powerful process in the human unconscious. In the west we give this process the name of Christ, but the process or archetype is universal and has various names in different cultures. Some­times represented in dreams as a fish or a big man, in general the Christ is an expression of the dreamer’s own potential— what they can become in their life. But it also depicts what might be called a sense of the forces of symbiosis or co­operative activity operative in human life and the cosmos. There are at least four aspects to Chrisi as depicted in dreams.

The Sunday school or Church Christ: depicts social norms, the generally accepted morals and social rules. This Christ’ comes about because the Church tends to represent tradi­tional values, and also the attempt to press people to live these values.

The dreamer may have a childlike relationship with this Christ or, if attempting to be self responsible, be in con­flict with it. Some people find this Christ has a castrating role in their life, and flee in horror. In fact this aspect of social indoctrination may lead to such a burden of guilt and sup­pression that it can create psychic cripples. Trying to do all the right’ things may lead us to the point where ‘we can’t say no to a glass of water without a pang of guilt*. Two of the great forces which push at the human soul or psyche are social pressure, such as the moral norm, and biological pressures, such as the sex drive, individuals may fight a lifelong battle with one or the other of these.

The social cnminal typifies battle with the first; the ascetic, battle with the second.

The ideal Christ: the psychological process which causes us not to take responsibility for our own highest ideals; our own yearnings for the good, our own most powerful urges arising against what we see as evils in the world. This influ­ences us to wait for a sign from Christ in our dream in order to gain authority, or to overcome the anxiety associated with the drive. We want God to say we should act in a cenain way because we are not willing to be self responsible. Example: I stood outside a castle. It was closed and guarded by soldiers in armour. Wondering how to get in I thought that if I dressed and acted as a soldier I would be allowed entrance. It worked and inside Christ met me and said he had important work for me to do’ (Sonia).

The closely guarded secret is Soma’s own impulse to do some son of socially creative work. She doesn’t want to acknowledge the impulse as her own; it is much easier if she can say ‘Christ told me to do this’. In this way she avoids direct encounter with opposition.

The unofficial Chnst. Example: A fierce battle was raging with bullets flying. I immediately fell down and played “dead”. It wasn’t that I was hurt in any way, but I didn’t want to be at any risk in the fight. As I lay there, I saw a tall well built man in soldier’s uniform walk to me. He gave no sign of any fear concerning the bullets, and quietly knelt beside me. I felt he was Christ, but was confused by him being a soldier. He placed a hand on my back and gradually worked his fin­gers under the shell of a large limpet type creature that I had never before known was parasitically attached to my back. I could feel him pull it away, but knew its tentacles still ran right into my chest. He then sat me up and told me how I could rid myself of the tentacles and so be healed’ (Peter Y).

Peter had a debilitating psychosomatic illness at the time of the dream, causing pain where the tentacles ran.

The shell is his defence against feeling his own hurts and inner conflicts.

The dream shows him contacting a strength which is not afraid of his internal battlefield of conflicts, and can show ways of healing real human problems.

The healing rests upon the dreamer’s conscious action, not Christ’s, suggesting the dreamer taking responsibility for his own situation. Peter real­ised he had been avoiding his own internal battlefield, but felt he had met a strength which would support his efforts to find healing. In fact he met his conflicts and grew beyond his ailments. Peter’s conflicts were between his love for his chil­dren and his sexuality. This Christ is our undammed life; the flood of loving sexuality; the strength to burst through social rules and regulations because love of life pushes us. It doesn’t give a hang about bullets, death, nght or wrong, because it has a sense of its own integral existence within life, and its own lightness and place in eternity.

The integral or cosmic Christ. Example: ‘I am a journalist reponing on the return of Christ. He is expected on a paddle steamer going upstream on a large river. I am very sceptical and watch disciples and followers gather on the rear deck.

The guru arrives, dressed in simple white robes. He has long, beautiful auburn hair and beard, and a gentle wise face. He begins to tap a simple rhythm on a tabla or Indian drum. It develops into complex intermingling of orchestral rhythms as everyone joins in. I now realise he is Christ, and feel over­whelmed with awe as I try to play my part in the music. I’m tapping with a pen and find myself fumbling.

A bottle or can opener comes to me from the direction of Christ. I try to beat a complementary rhythm, a small pan of a greater, universal music’ (Lester S).

Each of us has a sense of connectedness with the whole, with the cosmos. We may be little aware of this sense, our scepticism may deny it, as Lester’s was doing. But finding it can enrich the rest of our nature.

The sense bnngs with it a realisation of taking part in the unimaginably grand drama called life. It gives a feeling, no matter what the state of our body, crippled or healthy, that we have something that makes any faults in body or achievement insignificant. It doesn’t take all the difficulties out of life, but it is a good companion on the way. In dreams and religion Christ is also represented as the son of the Cosmos or God. This aspect of Christ is cosmic, from beyond the Earth. This is a process in the cosmos which the unconscious senses and presents under the image of Christ, or other figures in different religions. It is possible that there is an innate process in human beings to do with love and symbiosis which humanity became aware of at a particu­lar stage in the development of consciousness. This becoming aware was expressed in what we know as the histoncal Jesus. See religion and dreams; the self within this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The female within the male, shown as a woman in a man’s dream. Physically a man is predominantly male, but also has nipples and produces some female hormones. Psy­chologically, we may only express pan of our potential in everyday life. In a man, the more feeling and caring side may be given little expression. Apart from this, some functions, such as intuition and unconscious creativity, may also be held in latency. These secondary or latent characteristics are de­picted by the female in male dreams. In general we can say the woman represents the man’s emotions, his nurturing and caring quality. It also holds in it an expression of his complex of feelings about women, gained as experience mostly from his mother—or lack of mother—but also from a synthesis of all his female contacts. So the whole realm of his experience of the female can be represented by the woman in his dream, and is accessible through the image.

Good relationship with or marrying, the woman: shows the man integrating his own real emotions, sensitivity and intu­ition. This makes him more whole, balancing his exterior male qualities. It also shows the man meeting his experience of his mother in a healing way. This enables the man to have a realistic relationship with an actual woman. It also brings a sense of connectedness between his conscious self and what he senses as Life or, as Buckminster Fuller calls it. Universe. See Great Mother in this entry.

To be in conflict with the woman, or unable to make real physical and pleasurable contact with her: suggests difficulty in meeting what may have been a painful or threatening expe­rience of mother. This can lead to becoming an intellectual but emotionally barren man. Or being possessed in a negative way by the female traits, becoming emotionally unstable, opinionated and illogical. Actual relations with women will be difficult. Actual emotional or intimate merging with a woman is threatening because it bnngs the man close to the pain or fear connected with mother. Sex may be possible but not close feeling union. See woman. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Horns

1- The deer is a noble animal, so the interpretation differs if the antlers are mounted, as in a trophy, or are seen on the animal.

If the latter then the interpretation is that of something which is supernormal, and may represent intellectual powers.

If the former, then antlers may be interpreted as attempting to achieve high status.

2- Psychologically these represent awareness of the potential for conflict between one’s nobler self and the baser instincts.

3- Supernatural powers, fertility and nobleness of spirit are represented by antlers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Antlers—particular in men’s dreams—mean a painful disappointment in a love relationship. Several antlers stand tor unrequited love or being dropped.

Depth Psychology: Antlers are often a sign of marital or partner conflicts. In a man’s dream it usually indicates that he is afraid his partner is having an affair.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically these represent awareness of the potential for conflict between our nobler self and the baser instincts.

The antler with ten points is the mark of the shaman or holy man.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of the apocalypse indicates an inner conflict or struggle that you are experiencing.

The dream may also signify a personality change. You might be choosing to follow a different path in life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Lunar months : 1- Muharram; 2- Safar; 3- Rabi-’uIAwal; 4- Rabi’u Thani’; 5-Jamadul Awwal; 6- Jamadu Thani’; 7- Rajab; 8- Sha’ban; 9- Ramadan; 10- ShawwaI; 11- Zul-Qi’dah; 12- Zul-Hiliah) Seeing a dream during the month of Muharram means that the dream is most true as it is seen. Thus, having a dream during the month of Muharram could be even called a vision and it never fails. Such a dream means success, relieffrom difficulties, release from a prison, or recovering from an illness. Ifthe person had retreated from his town, he will return to it. This interpretation is based on the story of God’s prophet Jonah, upon whom be peace, after he emerged from the belly of the whale. Perhaps the person in the dream may face a great spiritual challenge in his life, or it could mean the death of a great man of knowledge or the emergence of such a gnostic or wise man in that city. Ifthe person seeing the dream is a sinner, it means that he will repent of his sins, for GodAlmighty has accepted the repentance ofAdam, upon whom be peace, during that month.

If the person in the dream is one who hopes for a station of honor, he will attain it, because God Almighty has raised the prophet Enoch (Idrls) upon whom be peace, to a high station during that month. Ifa traveller sees a dream during that month, it means that he will safely return home from a longjourney, because it is the month in which the prophet Noah upon whom be peace, was saved with his people, and it is the month in which the arc settle on top of Mount Judiyyi.

If the seer desires a son, then he will beget a righteous son, because it is the month in which God’s prophets Abraham and Jesus, upon both of them be peace, were born. Ifthe person seeing the dream is suffering from tight financial circumstances and ifhe desired a way out, it means that he will see the light or escape from the danger of his enemy, because this is the month in which God’s prophet Abraham was saved from the fire ofNimrod, or perhaps, ifhe had followed a path of innovation and falsehood, he will turn back to God Almighty and repent of his sin, because it is also the month in which God Almighty forgave the prophet David, upon whom be peace. Ifthe person in the dream is impeached from his leadership position or stripped from his status, he will return to his office and regain honor, because it is also the month in which God Almighty returned the prophet Solomon to his kingdom. Ifone is bedridden, it means that he will recover from his illness, because it is the month in which the prophet Job (uwbp) recovered from his illness, or perhaps it could mean that one will be sent as an emissary with a mission, or as an ambassador, because it is during this month that God Almighty spoke to His prophet Moses upon whom be peace. As for the second lunar month, known in Arabic as Safar, having a dream during it could be interpreted as follows : If one is pessimistic about what he saw, then it could mean the opposite. Ifhe is sick, it means recovering from his illness. Ifone is needy, it means that his needs will be satisfied.

If one is suffering from stress and worries, it means that they can cause him no harm.

If one sees his dream during the third lunar month, known in Arabic as Rabt-rul Awwal, and ifhe is a merchant, it means that his business will grow, prosper and that his moneywill be blessed or perhaps he may conceive a child during that month.

If he is under stress and worries, they will be dispelled.

If he is persecuted or treated unjustly, he will end in a triumph, or it could mean that he will hear good news, or he may be appointed as a governor, or he may admonish people to do good and discard evil, for it is the month in which God’s Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, was born to this world. Ifone’s dream takes place during the fourth lunar month, known in Arabic as Rabi’u Thiini, and if it suggests glad tidings, then one may have to wait and exercise patience, but ifit suggests evil, then such happening will come fast. During this month, seeing a dream also means victory over one’s enemy, or it could mean conceiving a blessed son who will grow to become a gnostic, or a hero, for it is during this month that the Imam ‘Ali, may God bless his countenance and be forever pleased with him was born. As for the fifth lunar month, known in Arabic as JamiidulAwwal, seeing a dream during this month means that one should slow down or scrutinize his buying and selling, or it could mean that he may lose his daughter or wife, for it is in this month that the daughter of God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace, Fatima died. May God. be forever pleased with her.

If the dream happens during the sixth lunar month, known in Arabic as Jamadu Thaw, and if the dream carries a good meaning, it will come, but slow and one should not contradict it.

If one sees this dream during the seventh lunar month, known in Arabic as Rajab, it means that he will gain honor and status, for it is the month of the prophet’s Ascension (Mi’raj) and his night journey to the seventh heaven.

A dream during the eighth lunar month, known in Arabic as Sha’ban, represents honor and ranks, for during this month, every good deed will be honored. As for the ninth lunar month, known in Arabic as Ramadan, in it, all difficulties will be suspended, evil will be shun and stinginess will be dispelled. During this month all what is good will manifest and bad dream will dissipate to become null and void. During this month, the dreams of a believer may be differently interpreted than the dream of a disbeliever.

If one sees the month of Ramadan in his dream, his dream means blessings, profits, commanding good and forbidding evil. Ifthe person is seeking knowledge, then knowledge will be given to him, for it is during this great month that the Holy Qur’an was revealed.

If the person is inflicted with epilepsy, he will recover from it, for the devils and all evil spirits are shackled and are rendered powerless during this month. As for the tenth lunar month, known in Arabic as Shawwal, if one’s dream suggests a war or a conflict, it means that he will come first in it, and that he will triumph.

If one sees the month of Shawwal in his dream, it means that he will come out of difficulties and finds happiness and devotion, for it is the month during which that God’s House, known as the Ka’aba was built. As for the eleventh lunar month, known in Arabic as Zul-Qi’dah, if one’s dream suggests a trip, then the person should refrain from taking that trip or perhaps he should delay it for the better. He also should guard himselfwhere he lives. Ifthe dream denote stress or worries, then he should avoid whatever may cause them. However, if one’s dream takes place duringthe twelfth lunarmonth, known inArabic as Zul-Hijjahindicates ajourney then one may take it, or if it denotes a good business, one should seek it, for it is a most blessed month and it is the month of festivities and sacrifices.

If one sees this month in his dream or sees himselfoffering sacrifices in it, or ifhe sees himself praying the festival of Sacrifice prayers in it, his dream means paying one’s debts or fulfilling one’s vows, repentance from sin, guidance or perhaps his dream may indicate the death of great people of knowledge, the impeachment of governors, the changing of governments, or it could mean a sudden war.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of being in an arena either as a player or as a spectator highlights the fact that we may need to make the decision to move into a specifically created environment, one which gives more room for self-expression and creativity or theatricality.

2- We are developing a new focus of attention, or an area of conflict. This conflict may need to be brought out into the open, into open forum.

3- Today sport is often used as an energy release. Spiritually, an arena suggests a ritualised conflict.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We are developing a new focus of attention or an area of conflict. This conflict may need to be brought out into the open for due consideration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Focus of attention; mental capability to bring an unimaginable amount of associated information and experience together in considering something; area of conflict. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

To argue in your dream reflects your internal struggle with your own conflicting needs and belief systems. You are grappling with your inner polarities and paradoxes, attempting integration and synergy. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Two aspects of an argument are worth noting from a spiritual perspective. You are trying to resolve some internal conflict or unsettled issue which may not yet have come to conscious knowledge.

If you are arguing with only one person the conflict is likely to be between two polarities of thought in you; with more than one person the issue is probably one connected with a wider, more global belief or concept.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Emotions expressing themselves in a dream, which then result in an argument, may be a reference to a conflict between two aspects of your personality Thus, arguing with your father may mean that you are in conflict with the rigid values you have internalized from your father. Arguing in a dream may also compensate for your inability to express your honest emotions with friends or family when you are awake.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about Armageddon indicates that you are suffering from depression. You are unable to manage important aspects of your life. This dream may be the result of deep turmoil and inner conflict.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In today’s climate where everything is less regimented, a man dreaming of an army (or being a member of the armed forces) is likely to be about self-discipline, whereas a woman’s dream is more about the aspect of belonging to a group of like minded people. Consult the entries for conflict, sailor, ank, uniform and war for further clarity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The arrow stands for the rays of the sun, and it is also a phallic symbol.

Vision: Seeing an arrow: present conflicts and arguments are partially your fault. Shooting an arrow: a warning—you are going to be the target! Because of your behavior you might lose a good friend; it points to a separation. Getting hit by an arrow: a breakdown or a catastrophe in the making.

An arrow pointed in a certain direction suggests the direction you need to take in your personal and professional life. See The Four Corners of the Compass.

Depth Psychology: The arrow as a Weapon: you feel injured and take it out on others, or you suffer from the hurtful behavior of others, like meanness, spitefiilness, or aggressive sexuality. See Lance.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Conflict with natural drives; desire to be less domi­nated by them, avoidance of sex; attempt to find the spiritual, which may be an inverted fear of one’s unconscious or a bid for power to control; development of will. See religion and dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- There is some conflict with natural drives. There may be an avoidance of sex or contact through fear or the need for restraint. In a dream to meet an ascetic or holy man is to meet our higher self, and to recognise the part of ourselves which is continually seeking unity with the divine. We may be looking for simplicity.

2- Psychologically, we are searching for purity in ourselves or in others. Equally, we may be afraid of that purity within ourselves and need to come to terms with it.

3- There is an attempt to find the spiritual in our lives and also a development of will.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: There is some conflict with natural drives. There may be an avoidance of sex or contact through fear or the need for restraint. We may be looking for simplicity. Consult the entries for hermit, monk and mystic for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are an athlete, suggests that you have pushed yourself to the limits. You have achieved something which you thought you could not do.

To dream of watching or meeting an athlete suggests that you are having a conflict of opinion, or a differing viewpoint, from someone in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Charge against; Comeback) Charging against one’s enemy in a dream means victory in wakefulness, or it could mean disturbance, anxiety, concern, going through a mental conflict or having doubt, and it may mean regret, repentance and correcting the course of one’s actions and thoughts.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dancing in a ballroom: a fun-filled social event will lift your spirits. Seeing a large auditorium: you will have to deal with many people. Participating at a conference: you will be asked to solve a conflict.

Depth Psychology: Since an auditorium is a place where people meet, the dream implies that you are looking for contact, diversion, and companionship. Was the meeting fun or somber?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The axe may appear in dreams as a weapon as well as a tool and it usually means reckless action.

Vision: The axe is a sign of misfortune, usually a fight or a quarrel with people in your environment. You are not always the innocent bystander—particularly when you are the one using the axe. Splitting wood: a separation from your love partner is imminent. Picking up an axe: bad luck. Looking at a very sharp axe: terror and conflict.

Depth Psychology: The axe as a symbol of battle: quarrels or aggression are imminent: or you are not dealing adequately with your own Aggression or Anger. .An axe-dream is often a sign that your influence and authority is only a show and not based on the strength of your character. Working with an axe: you are successful at your job, but you have no consideration for colleagues or other people (you are the perpetrator).

If someone else is working with an axe: you are suffering because of the inconsiderate actions of another person and you need to defend yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

General: one s own feelings and urges at that level of development—such as possessiveness, joy, curiosity, innocent love, infant trauma; feelings of helplessness; vulnerability, lack of responsibility; being cared for. Also a new phase of life; a new idea; new activity—as when we say someone has a new baby, meaning a new project or business. When with a couple: the marriage—what is created in a relationship; the life process in us, based on reproduction. In a woman’s dream: desire for baby; responsibility of caring for baby; wor­ries about having healthy baby. In a man’s dream: desire for parenthood; weight of responsibility; fear of inability to pro­duce. In child’s dream: themselves at that age; feelings about a baby sibling.

Example: ‘I have my own baby who is lying in a cot in a bedroom looking very weak and pathetic with eyes closed. I know that he or she is getting weaker and weaker through lack of food and care. In fact the baby seems to be dying.

The feelings of guilt are terrible because I know it is my responsi­bility to do something to make it well. I keep saying to myself I must go and feed that baby—but I don’t. I just keep worry­ing and feeling guilty’ (JC). Because of circumstances we may not have been able to satisfy all our babyhood needs—we may have been weaned earlier than we wanted, our need for attention may have been unsatisfied—and these are shown as a baby in our dreams, as with JC. Dreams such as the above show how we sense the need of this pan of us to be cared for and nourished.

If some of these earliest needs are not met in some way, the development of our enthusiasm, our pleasure and ability to be involved and self-giving, may be cunailed.

Example: ‘I am 48, have two children in their late teens and definitely DO NOT want another baby. Nevertheless I have a recurring dream in which I am always in labour, expe­riencing no pain, and although there are nursing staff I am in some sort of laboratory, although everything is very pleasant. I never actually give birth and when I wake I always have a vague feeling of disappointment’ (VI). This dreamer’s con­scious decision to have no more children is in conflict with her biological urge for another baby.

Example: My mouth was full of what looked like liver. It was also coming out of my left ear. When I turned away from the mirror I saw medical people in caps and gowns who kept telling me to bear down. I then gave birth to a baby out of my mouth. I am an invalid and very sick at present’ (Mr MS). This man’s dream is about preparation for death.

The baby is the extraction of all that can live on after his present life is left behind in death. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The back of anything signifies rejection, and the front acceptance. Conflict between rejection and acceptance can be shown in a dream as seeing both the back and front of something.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Seeing a barber cutting or dressing your hair denotes the ever-present conflict toward prestige and success.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about being in a basement represents your subconscious and sense of intuition. It shows how content you are in the subconscious realm.

To dream about a cluttered basement is an indication of conflicted feelings over some issue. It could also symbolize flaws that you see in yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Battles or wars indicate a struggle with some internal conflict.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see a belt in your dream, suggests an inner conflict. You may be caught between what you know intellectually, and what your heart feels.

If you wore or put on a belt, you wish for a change in your surroundings.

If you took off a belt in your dream, this indicates a need for more security.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Picking berries: you are looking for a lover, but he/she will be difficult to find right now. Eating berries: having erotic desires. It could also mean that you are going to win something. Seeing unripe or dried berries: impending frustrations and conflicts—and no luck in love. See Fruit.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are bewildered implies that you are torn between conflicting opinions. You are finding it difficult to make a choice. These dreams mirror your real feelings of anxiety and hesitancy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Reading the Bible, or someone else reading the Bible to you, means abundance and peace in your personal life—internally as well as externally. Dreaming about letting a Bible fall to the floor: a separation is imminent if you disregard well- meant advice. Buying a Bible: a familiar conflict is about to be resolved harmoniously because you are not trying to justify yourself!

Depth Psychology: The Bible is a symbol of the right path; you are at peace, have a good conscience, and live an ethical life. But it could also be a warning: are you too rigid?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Within us we all hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and when there is conflict between the inner and the outer selves this can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see School, Signage, Writing)

Life’s important lessons—the ones that we return to regularly to determine our actions and reactions.

Structured learning and accumulated knowledge.

A common dream appearing to students during exam time. In this case, what’s on the blackboard is likely a reflection of those studies.

A formula appearing on a blackboard often refers to the solution to some conflict or problem. Try to find a way to translate the pictographs into positive actions.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When there is conflict between two courses of action, to dream of blackmail suggests that we are being forced in some way to take an action which goes against our natural instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of bleachers, you are having trouble making up your mind about a decision, or you are torn between two conflicting viewpoints or opinions.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see blood in your dream is a symbol of energy, excitement and frustration.

If you see the word ‘blood’ written in your dream, it may be a reflection of some issue regarding stubbornness or rigidity.

To dream that you are bleeding or losing blood means that you are mentally fatigued. It can also symbolize a hurtful conflict existing in a personal relationship. Perhaps you regret some action you performed. This is a popular dream for expectant women and women who are in their menstrual cycle.

To dream that something is written in blood indicates that you possess much determination and drive. You refuse to quit a task until it is completed.

To dream that you are drinking blood implies that you feel invigorated and full of energy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Life.

Conflict; war. Astrological parallel: Aries Tarot parallel: The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

My Dream Interpretation

Blood in a dream has many meanings. Some of the most common: To dream that you are bleeding represents a feeling of loss of power. You may be suffering from exhaustion or feeling emotionally drained. It may also denote bitter confrontations between you and your friends. Your past actions may have come back to haunt you. Try to avoid any sort of controversy with friends or relatives.

To stop the bleeding of yourself or others represents a vital, energetic nature. Dreams of blood when you can’t see who is bleeding means you are undergoing a confusing change in your real life.

If you dream of donating blood, or having a blood transfusion, you can expect your troubles to go away soon.

If you see the word “blood” written in your dream, it may refer to some situation in your life that is permanent and cannot be changed.

To dream of getting a blood clot inside you suggests that you are stuck in a difficult situation and feel powerless to make things better.

If you dream of passing a blood clot out of your body, you may have recently experienced a personal loss or disappointment.

A recent experience has left you feeling tired and possibly changed.

To dream of donating blood can mean you are worried about someone. It may also mean you are giving too much of yourself emotionally to others, and should save some time and energy for your own self.

To dream of having green blood suggests that you are jealous of a friend, or you are having friendship conflicts that are leaving you emotionally exhausted.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

To blow into fire in a dream means kindling a conflict or exasperating and intensifying it. Blowing into the ground in a dream means unveiling a secret or reprimanding one who does not keep a secret. Blowing into the vagina of a woman in a dream means that she will become pregnant. Blowing the trumpet of resurrection in a dream means salvation of the righteous ones. Hearing the first sound of the trumpet of resurrection in a dream means announcing the truth or hearing shocking and worrisome news. Hearing the second blow of the trumpet of resurrection in a dream means exposure of secrets, recovering of the sick, release of the prisoners, reunion of beloveds, loss of one’s capital investment or the flow of wealth. (Also see Bellows; Trumpet of Resurrection)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To dream of the upper part of the body links with the mind and the spiritual aspects of the character, while the lower part of the body represents the instincts and emotional aspects.

An adult’s head on an immature body, or a child’s head on an adult body is an indication that we need to recognize the differences between mature thought and emotion.

If there is conflict between the upper and lower part – for instance the lower half being bigger and the top half smaller – then it indicates that there is disharmony between the mental faculties and instinctive behaviour.

The right side or right 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

There are two meanings for bonds in dreams. One is as in savings bonds (promissory notes) and the second as in bindings and cords.

1- To dream of the former indicates that we have a sense of commitment to a person or a principle, that we are capable of making promises which we can keep.

To dream of the latter deals with the binding or holding which can occur in situations and relationships. Depending on whether the dreamer is being bound or doing the binding, it shows submission to a greater force.

2- Depending on whether we arc giving or receiving such promissory bonds, we need to consider our emotional commitment to ourselves and our own concerns.

To be aware of being fettered, snared or held fast by chains indicates the possibility our emotional selves may be out of control.

3- The changing of conflict into law and order, of chaos into cosmic order.

The Silver Cord.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

There are two meanings for bonds in dreams. One is as in savings bonds (promissory notes) and the second as in bindings and cords. Spiritually, the significance is that of an undertaking, the changing of conflict into law and order, of chaos into cosmic order. Evil can traditionally be contained by binding it, whether by magical technique, symbolism or visualization. Depending on whether the dreamer is being bound or doing the binding, it shows submission to a greater force.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a booty call symbolize the need or desire for instant gratification. Perhaps you are grappling with a conflict between your sexual longings and your desire to be respected.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see your boss in your dream may symbolize the controlling part of your character. Your boss may reflect your own aggressiveness and dominance. This dream is suggesting that you may have problems handling the influences that a person in a superior position holds over you. It may also imply that you are too immersed in your career and you need to focus more on your home life. Dreaming about your boss can also represent your feelings of constraint and inability to express your individuality.

To dream that you are afraid of your boss represents your apprehension and anxiety regarding those in power. You are not in control of your own destiny and you feel unable to change the course of your life. Perhaps this dream is mirroring the association that you have with your boss. This may suggest certain conflicts or matters that must be addressed in your place of employment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a boxing ring, or to dream that you are boxing, suggests that you are experiencing some internal struggle or conflict. It may also indicate that you keep your emotions inside. In addition, this dream may be a wordplay on “boxing” things in, symbolizing that you are putting unnecessary limits on yourself and your goals.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your brain indicates that you are suffering emotional torment. It may also mean that you should utilize your wisdom to resolve a conflict or difficulty. In addition, this dream may be stating that you are not being adequately credited for your concepts and suggestions. Perhaps the messages you are trying to convey are being taken in the incorrect context.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Marriage.

A specific event concerning your own development.

A desire for a partner, for bonding, or looking for balance between internal and external contradictions. Are you seeing your dream partner.7 Such a dream partner often depicts the ideal of your soulmate. Rarely, it signifies a warning of unwanted pregnancy. See Baby.

An unhappy or ugly bride or bridegroom often points to conflicts with your partner.

Alchemy sees these symbols as a connection between opposites. According to Jung, the images connect the masculine and feminine parts of the soul and are a symbol of light and fertility.

Folklore: Surprisingly, a bride and bridegroom in a dream always mean accident and great disappointment, particularly when you yourself are the bride or bridegroom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

Bridges often signify travel and transitions. Dreaming of a bridge over water suggests you could be conflicted in your emotions.

If the bridge was unsturdy or collapsing, this symbolizes problems in a friendship or love relationship.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see or carry a bucket in your dream, predicts an improvement in your current situation.

If the bucket is filled, then it signifies abundance, love and wealth.

If the bucket is empty, then it signifies that you will overcome some loss or conflict.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Buildings in dreams represent the constructions we make in our lives. They are attitudes and beliefs we have built from our experience, perception, and often from our family habits and customs. Where in real life we can learn a lot about a person from his personal environment, so in dreams a building can also reflect the dreamer’s character hopes and concerns.

The features of the building mirror the features of the dreamer’s personality. Buildings in dreams can become composite, and therefore confusing. In understanding the dream, we should interpret the main appearance of the building first, as its main function, and the secondary appearance as qualities to be recognised. Various buildings have distinct meanings:

Boarding house or Hotel - also see individual entry in

To dream of a boarding house or hotel indicates that we may not feci secure within our living conditions.

Castle, Fortress, Citadel

The symbolism of the castlc or fortress is that of the defended spacc and therefore can be taken to represent the feminine or the Great Mother.

Courtyard

In dreams, the courtyard is a place of safety and often the shape will be relevant (see Shapes).

Church, temple etc. also see Church Buildings in C and Church in Religious Imagery As an environment for us to consider our system of belief, any religious building will suggest a place of sanctuary and refuge. Although we may not consciously adhere to any particular religion, most of us have principles by which we live, which will surface in dreams in recognisable images.

House

If we are aware that the house is not empty - that there is something in it (e.g. furnishings) it shows some aspect of the dreamer. Someone else in the house suggests that the dreamer may be feeling threatened by an aspect of his own personality.

If there are different activities going on it indicates there is a conflict between two parts of our personality, possibly the creative and the intellectual.

The front of the house portrays the front we show to the outside world.

Going into/out of the house

We may- have to decide whether we need at that time to be more introverted or more extroverted.

An impressive, awe-inspiring house In a dream like this we are conscious of the Self or the Soul.

Moving to a larger house

There is need for a change in our lives, perhaps to achieve a more open way of life, or even for more space. Being outside the house The more public side of ourselves is being depicted.

A small house, or the house where the dreamer was born

The dreamer is seeking security, or perhaps the safety of babyhood, without responsibility.

If the smallness of the house is constricting

We are being trapped by our responsibilities, and may need to escape.

Work on the house; cementing, repairing, etc.

Relationships may need to be worked on or repaired, or perhaps we need to look at health matters. We may need to take note of the damage or decay that has occurred in our lives.

Igloo - also see individual entry Because of its shape, the igloo stands for completeness and sanctuary. It is warm on the inside and cold on the outside and therefore signifies the difference between the internal and the external.

Pyramid The pyramid is considered to be a focus for power, so for one to appear in a dream is to be concentrating on the power within.

Temple - see Church Buildings in C and Church in Religious Imagery

Tower (obelisk, steeple, lighthouse, etc.)

Any image of a tower is representing the personality, and the Soul within. While there are obvious connotations that conncct it with masculinity, it is more corrcct to perceive it as the Self within a wider context. When thought of in this way attention can then be paid to other attributes of the tower, such as where windows, doors and staircases are placed. This leads to a greater understanding of the Spiritual Self.

Warehouse

The warehouse being primarily a storage place has the symbolism of being a repository either for spiritual energy or for spiritual rubbish.

Components of buildings Balcony (or ledge, sill, etc.)

We all have need for support within our lives and a balcony indicates both support and protec- tiveness. It can also represent the Mother in her protective aspect. Construction or demolition of a building. We all have the abil- itv within us to construct successful lives and equally an ability to self- dcstruct.

A dream that highlights construction or demolition gives us access to those qualities and abilities within ourselves. Doors also see individual entry Doors refer to the openings of the body and therefore, by default, one’s scxualitv.

The front door and back door signifies the vagina and the anus respectively. Breaking down the door can be taken to indicate an inhibition over sex and an unwillingness to face the issues. It can also represent rape or abuse.

Opening and closing the door

While often taken to stand for intercourse. this can show the dreamer’s attitude to sex.

Refusing to open the door

Although the dreamer may not technically be a virgin, for this to occur represents an innocent approach to their scxualitv.

A door between the outer and inner rooms shows there mav be a conflict between the conscious and the unconscious. Barring the door This highlights the dreamer’s need for self- protection.

If an animal or person forces his way in and destroys the lock

Our own protective mechanisms have let us clown. Escaping by another door indicates the dreamer needs to find a new solution to the one he thought of to solve a problem.

Someone knocking on the door signifies that the dreamer’s attention is being drawn to an external situation.

Hall/Passages

Any passage can stand for the passages within the body; for instance the vagina or the anus. Equally; on a psychological level, it signifies how we allow our personal space to be penetrated. Passages also represent the transitions between the various stages of our lives.

Lift A lift usually indicates how we deal with information.

For instance, a lift going down would suggest going down into the subconscious, while a lift going up would be moving towards the spiritual. It is believed that in the sleep state we leave our bodies. Thus, descending in a lift and getting stuck represents the entrapment of the spiritual by the physical body.

Rooms in a dream can describe various parts of our personalities or levels of understanding, but often signify either the womb or the mother figure. Thus the kitchen would be the home- making part of us whereas a sitting room would be the more relaxed, comfortable side.

A small room with only one door or a basement with water in it is a direct representation of the womb, and may indicate a return to the womb-like state.

A series of rooms

This refers to the various aspects of femininity and often to the whole soul. Anything in an upstairs room An upstairs room usually signifies mental or spiritual attributes, so any object will represent an idea or concept.

The basement or cellar This meaning can be ambivalent, since a cellar can represent the parts of ourselves that we have chosen to suppress. It can also represent family beliefs and habits, particularly if the basement is that of the parents. Leaving one room and going into another If this is a deliberate action in the dream, then it represents a change of state and of leaving something behind. Empty rooms Something, such as comfort or support, is lacking in our lives. Stairs Stairs are often an indication of the steps we must take in order to achieve a goal. Climbing the stairs is indicative of the effort that we must make in order to have access to the more mystical, spiritual side of our being. It can more simply be the exertion we practise in our everyday life. Going downstairs Conversely, in order to have access to the hidden unconscious side of ourselves, we need to ‘go down’ into the unconscious.

A golden staircase

This is such a basic image, with so many interpretations, that particular attention needs to be paid both to other aspects of the dream, and also the dreamers spiritual state at that specific time. Largely it represents a ‘death’, but not necessarily a physical death. It is more the realisation that we no longer need to be trapped within the physical, but can move towards a more fulfilling life. It is a way out of the mundane.

Walls A wall signifies a block to progress a difficulty we have or will come up against. Often the nature of the wall will give some clue as to what the block is.

For instance, a wall which looks old will signify an old problem, whereas a glass wall would indicate some difficulties with perception. Walls closing in could describe the remembered feelings of birth, but is more likely to represent a feeling of being trapped by the lifestyle we have.

A brick wall, rampart or dividing wall all signify the difference between two states of reality often the inner psychological state and the exterior everyday world.

Windows Windows will describe the means by which we appreciate the world we live in, the way we perceive reality. Dreaming that we arc looking outwards through a window can suggest that we have a more extrovert view of ourselves and will tend to look at external circumstances. Looking inwards through a window indicates we are looking inwards at our own personality, and perhaps at our own motivation. Opening a window The interpretation depends on whether we are opening the window from the inside or the outside.

If the former, we are dealing with our inner feelings which we may need to escape; the latter shows our attitude to outside opinion.

Breaking through a window (or glass door)

This can suggest the first sexual experience.

Stained glass windows

Because of the connection with churches, stained glass can be accepted as religious belief (also see Colour).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Established works or visions in your life. Different buildings will represent different visions or ministries.

• If you are dreaming of being in a building from your past, it is possible that hurts or what happened back there is being stirred up once again in your life.

If you dream of the house you grew up in, it could indicate that you are either facing conflicts from the past or perhaps putting things from the past to rest.

• Look up the subject of Healing Dreams in the Way of Dreams and Visions for more on this.

• Office Buildings • An office building is where you work and speaks of your life in the workplace and world.

• It is also a good picture of business and wealth. In the Old Testament such business was conducted at the city gate.

• Positive: We have often seen a ribbon cutting ceremony in front a new building.

• This is a picture of a new ministry or division of the ministry that the Lord has established in the spirit.

If you are in intercession and see something like this, then the Lord is calling you to birth the new vision in the spirit.

To release it through decree.

Negative:

If you see a building being demolished, you need to decide of this is a good or a bad thing. At times a prophet will be called of the Lord to speak destruction on a work that is not of Him.

• If you are a prophet you might see a building being built or torn down in the spirit. It is for you to speak that forth in the spirit.

• Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant..... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The bull / steer and Tiger are always personifications of drives and urges. Running after a bull in a dream means you are in conflict with your drives. You must always confront the bull or the tiger in your dream, because both have something important to say.

The bull is a symbol of masculine (originally feminine) strengths, fertility, and potency. Also indicates that animalistic urges have been mastered. See Buffalo, Buck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A bus signifies that part of our life journey that we are able to undertake in the company of others. More public than private, we perhaps have a common aim with the people with whom we travel. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection all indicate we are not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue. Dreaming of getting on the wrong bus, or it going the wrong way, shows that there are conflicting aims or desires that need to be considered and we should listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action, and we do not need to get carried away.

To dream of not being able to pay the fare signifies we do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid enough attention to detail. You may also like to consult the individual entry for bus.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about buttocks symbolizes your inclinations and compulsions. It might also be indicative of self-doubt or some kind of conflict.

To dream that your buttocks are misshapen symbolizes some immature or damaged aspects of your inner self.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Losing a button: you are either really losing something or somebody is stealing from you. Sewing a button back on: things at your job are going to improve. Tearing off a button: be prepared for conflict.

Depth Psychology: The button is a sign that your life is becoming more stable.

A lost button indicates imagined or real unfaithfulness (your own or your partner’s).... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are driving a car, symbolizes your ambition and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Consider how smooth or rough the car ride is - that suggests how easy or hard your path will be to your goals. Also consider whether you are driving the car or a passenger, because it represents whether you take an active or passive role in your life.

If you are a passenger, it can also mean your knowledge will earn you good fortune, especially if the car is expensive. Some more car dream meanings...

If you are in the backseat of the car, your dream indicates that you let others tell you what to do, possibly due to low self-confidence.

To dream that you are almost hit by a car, suggests that your lifestyle, beliefs or goals may be in conflict with another’s.

If the car hits you, you are in serious conflict with a rival who you should try to avoid.

If you dream of being in a car that breaks down, you won’t get as much pleasure out of something as you expect.

To dream of buying and/or driving a brand new car means that your happiness is on the rise. You are getting better at dealing with new things that life throws at you.

If you dream of a flying car, you will rise above your current troubles and achieve your goals.

To dream that your brakes failed, forewarns that you are lacking stability in your life. Things in your life are out of control. Also, be careful - any agreements or contracts that you involve yourself in at this time will prove risky.

To hear a car horn is a warning against taking risks.

A dream about a remote control car suggests you feel like the events of your life are out of your control.

To dream that your car is stolen, means that you are experiencing an identity crisis or you are suffering some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, you may feel that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did.

To dream of a car going in reverse suggests that you are feeling stuck. You’re having trouble growing up, or moving on to the next stage of your life. You may feel like you’re repeating old habits or mistakes.

To dream of jumping out of a moving car may symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task. It may also represent your instinct to leave a relationship or situation that is taking you in the wrong direction.

To see or dream that you are in a convertible, refers to your glamorous attitude. You are showing off your power and influence.

To dream of a rental car is very positive. You are trying out a new way of dealing with issues in your life, instead of falling into the same old patterns. Also see “Car Crash”, “Car Wash”, “Car Mechanic”, “Chauffeur”, “Driving”, “Driving Lessons”, “Headlights”, “License Plate”, “Parking Lot”, “Road Trip” and “Window Wipers”.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

(Playing)

To dream of playing cards is indicative that one needs to be open to the possibility of gambling or risk taking to gain wealth. Certain types of cards can have different meanings.

For example, Hearts represents love and relationships; Diamonds – material wealth; Spades – conflict; and Clubs – intelligence.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Greeting cards are quite literally an acknowledgement of a special occasion. In a dream, playing cards highlight our ability to be open to opportunity or to take chances.

The cards that one deals, or is dealt, in a dream may have significance as to number or suit: hearts indicate emotion and relationship. Diamonds represent material wealth. Spades represent conflict, difficulties and obstacles. Clubs represent action, work and intelligence.

The king portrays human success and mastery.

The queen indicates emotional depth, sensitivity and understanding whereas the jack represents impetuosity, creativity or an adolescent energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Playing card games with someone you recognize implies that this person, or perhaps someone of whom he or she reminds you, is “playing games” with you and is not to be trusted. Gambling with cards is a warning to avoid financial risk of any kind.

Each playing card has a distinct divinatory meaning of its own, usually based on numerology. Spades rule conflict, hearts pertain to matters of the heart, diamonds refer to money, and clubs rule difficulties - and the numerological meaning of each number combined with the nature of the suit gives a rough meaning of the card’s divinatory nature.

The face cards rule people whose personalities are based on the nature of the suit they represent.

If the dream is of a Tarot card, or a group of them, the meaning of the card has a strong bearing on the meaning of the dream. Consult our Tarot experts for details.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In a dream, playing cards highlights our ability to be open to opportunity or to take chances.

The cards that one deals, or is dealt, in a dream may have significance as to number (see Numbers) or as to suit: Hearts indicate emotion and relationship. Diamonds represent material wealth. Spades represent conflict, difficulties and obstacles. Clubs represent action, work and intelligence.

The King portrays human success and master)-.

The Queen indicates emotional depth, sensitivity and understanding.

The Jack represents impetuosity; creativity or an adolescent energy.

2- On a psychological level, card playing in a dream can be seen as taking calculated risks and alerts us to potential danger.

3- The Tarot our Inner Truth can be used as images in dream work.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Your dream-cart holds all the worries, responsibilities, and conflicts you carry with you every day of your life.

If the cart is heavy, unload some of your emotional baggage! If the cart is stuck in the mud, it is high time to reexamine the responsibilities you have taken on. Pay attention to other symbols in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘On looking at my son I see his penis has been completely cut off. I feel terribly upset, but notice that on each side of the remaining hole, special pieces of tissue have been implanted. These are budding, just like a plant, and I know, or am told, that a whole penis will grow’ (Edmond U). Edmond did in fact frequently ‘cut off’ his sexuality by absti­nence.

The dream graphically shows that sexual drives are like a living process.

Trauma and/or fear regarding sexual drive, possibly lead­ing to ‘cutting off’ full sexual flow; fear of the responsibility which develops with sexual maturity; the difficulty in facing the pains and adjustments which come with rejection by the opposite sex, competition for work and wealth, standing with­out parental support, making decisions, discriminating in the world of ideas and exercise of will.

Doing it to oneself: denying one’s own sexual drive, intro­verted anger at sexual drive; the conflict of choice between feminine and masculine. Done to one: trauma in sexual na­ture. Doing it to another: one’s own sexual pains or trauma may lead to the unconscious killing out of sexuality in one’s children or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sex

1- In anv dream that contains sexual trauma, we are usually being alerted to our inner fears.

The violent act of castration in a dream indicates the damage we are doing to ourselves in denying such fears.

2- Conventionally, there may be some difficulty in coming to terms with the conflict between the masculine and feminine within oneself.

3- We are prepared to make a life sacrifice, to give up or control the sexual act in favour of celibacy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Conventionally, there may be some difficulty in coming to terms with the conflict between the masculine and feminine within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Cats represent power, freedom and the animal self, especially for females.

To dream of being a cat means you will triumph in an upcoming conflict.

If you don’t like cats, or you have an unpleasant experience with them in your dream, you are uncomfortable in some way with the more feminine side of your personality. Also see “Cat Food”, “Cat Litter” and “Kitten.”... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Emphasises the importance of the thing, per­son or animal in that position; conflict, where the middle is between opposites; obstruction when something might be in the middle of the road, corridor, etc.; feelings of being in­volved, when in the middle of a crowd for instance. When something is in the middle of a circle or square can represent the self. Idioms: middle of the road; piggy in the middle, centre of attention. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Games

1- The game of chess originally signified the ‘war’ between good and evil. So in dreams it may still express the conflict within. It may also indicate the need for strategy in our lives.

2- Playing chess and losing indicates that we have undertaken an activity in our waking lives which cannot be successful. We have not got the wherewithal, or perhaps the knowledge, to pit ourselves against greater forces.

3- The conflict between the spiritual powers of light and darkness is highlighted.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Based as it is on a battle, chess highlights the conflict between the spiritual powers of light and darkness.

The white pieces and squares represent the light, and the black, darkness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams, chess can express any internal conflict. It may also indicate the need for strategy in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your chest represents assertion, victory, and enthusiasm. It may also imply that you fear an upcoming conflict or altercation with someone or some issue. Perhaps this dream is reminding you that you need to unburden yourself of emotional issues.

To dream that you are beating on your chest implies that you have just achieved an important victory or have found success.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The child is a symbol of receiving unconditionally.

Vision: Watching healthy children at play: success and good times. Crying, screaming, and sick children, children that are falling down or undernourished, are all a sign of worries ahead. Giving birth to a child: a new job is opening up.

If the child is being baptized: you are returning to your religious faith. Seeing a sleeping child: your future will be free of worries. When a child appears in a woman’s dream, it usually means that she wants a child.

The dream may also indicate that new plans, your job, or other changes are emotionally taxing.

If the child appears time and time again, think about making some changes.

Depth Psychology: The child represents actual conflict situations that have become burdensome, and you are looking for a solution, a way out. This dream also means you want to “start over again” or avoid making a decision by going back home (being protected as a child). Dreams about childhood are usually an indication that you are trying to avoid responsibilities; but they may also be an expression of child-like character traits, or your dependency on others! If you dream about children frequently, make an appointment with a psychotherapist soon.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Conflict; indecision—as when we choke on our words; repression of emotion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we find ourselves choking in a dream we are coming up against our inability to express ourselves appropriately. There is some conflict between our inner and outer selves, perhaps some indecision over whether we should speak out or remain silent.

2- We are being stifled by people or circumstances and are not in control of either.

3- Choking can indicate spiritual conflict and restraint. Choking in a dream therefore eventually has us learn when to speak and when to remain silent.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Choking can indicate spiritual conflict and restraint. Choking in a dream highlights that we need to learn wisdom – when to speak and when to remain silent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we find ourselves choking in a dream we are coming up against our inability to express ourselves appropriately. There is some conflict between our inner and outer selves, perhaps some indecision over whether we should speak out or remain silent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Having to deal with one or several bureaucrats means worrisome times and problems are ahead. Giving money to a bureaucrat means financial or material losses. Fighting with a bureaucrat: a warning—conflicts or legal troubles are unavoidable.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of being a clairvoyant and seeing yourself in the future, denotes signal changes in your present occupation, followed by a series of unhappy conflicts with designing people.

To dream of visiting a clairvoyant, foretells unprosperous commercial states and unhappy unions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a clone represents a mind that is experiencing conflict between ideas and decisions. You may be feel overly busy and stressed in your real life.

The clone symbolizes the emergence of unconscious material and suppressed feelings, while you represent the conscious mind. There may be some real life situation that you are not confronting.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A verbal or physical conflict between cocky individuals... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dream Meanings of Versatile

See argue / arguments, conflict, fight and war... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of complaining about something in your dream, an annoying situation is much on your mind. You need to take positive steps to resolve a certain real-life conflict or situation.

If someone else was complaining in your dream, you may feel overwhelmed with responsibilities, or burdened by the confiding of friends. You need a break!... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about having a buddy means you are leading a satisfying life. Going on a trip together: you will soon be pleasantly surprised. Saying goodbye to a buddy: you will move—or want to—to another house. See Friend.

Depth Psychology: Having a conflict with your buddy: you are emotionally torn.

A compatible relationship: your emotions will soon be back in balance!... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Quiet conversation indicates the pleasure of making contact. Openness, in the form of arguments, usually reflects inner conflict.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your coworkers reflects the way you interact with them. This could indicate any conflicts or bonds that you share with them. It represents your aspirations, hopes, efforts and tendency to debate with others.

If the coworkers in your dream are not your actual coworkers, then they may symbolize an aspect of your personality that you need to alter or improve.

To dream that you are training someone to take your place implies that you are ready to begin new projects and encourage personal talents and abilities to grow. You have adopted new perspectives to replace previous ones. *Refer to Office.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The crab symbolizes resurrection, since it renews/ changes its protective shell regularly.

Vision: Looking at one or more crabs: your plans are delayed (one step forward—three steps back) and it will take time to get back on track.

If you or others are eating crabs: your financial situation will improve. Having cancer: somebody wants to destroy your livelihood—expose this as quickly as possible!

Depth Psychology: This animal is a sign that some of your personality traits are in conflict with your values and/or the environment. Seeing a crab in your dreams often means you are too accommodating.

If you dream that you have cancer, it is important to know where the cancer is located (the head, neck, chest, stomach, etc.).... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Burglar. Loss; moral conflicts, often of the sexual variety.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of cross-roads indicates that we are going to have to make choices in our lives, often to do with career or life changes. We perhaps need to be aware of where we have conic from in order to make intelligent decisions. Often, to turn left at crossroads can indicate taking the wrong route, though it can indicate the more intuitive path.

To turn right can obviously mean taking the correct path, but can also mean making logical decisions.

2- We are in a situation where two opposing forces are coming together, not in conflict but in harmony.

3- A magical but dangerous space, since we can go in any direction which seems appropriate.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We are in a situation where two opposing forces are coming together, not in conflict but in harmony. Many magical spells are dissipated at crossroads when they are thrown to the four winds. This image in dreams is therefore very powerful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a crow in a dream alludes to someone’s death. Seeing several crows in a tree: a family reunion is planned. Catching a crow: the future is going to be sad and fraught with conflict. Hearing a crow screeching: bad news to come.

Depth Psychology: The crow always represents a fear of failure. It also predicts bad luck or the death of a close relative.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are playing curling represents the learning of rules, talents and the achieving of your goals. It also highlights the importance of cooperation, harmony, and teamwork.

To dream that you are watching a curling competition, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of fighting over the custody of a child is a warning of trouble from your enemies.

To dream of winning custody of a child foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.

If you were the one being fought over in your dream, you may feel torn between conflicting beliefs or groups of people in your waking life, or be stuck for an answer on a certain decision.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we find ourselves in dangerous circumstances in dreams, we are often reflecting the anxieties and dilemmas of evervday life. We may be conscious that our activities could be harmful to us if we carry on in the same way.

2- Dreams can often point to a danger in symbolic form, such as conflict, fire or flood. We may need to have pitfalls represented in such a way in order to recognise them on a conscious level.

3- Dreaming of oneself in a dangerous or precarious position, can also indicate a Spiritual insecurity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreams can often point to a danger in symbolic form, such as conflict, fire or flood. We may need to have pitfalls represented in such a way in order to recognize them on a conscious level.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: My son comes in and I see he is unwashed and seems preoccupied and as if he has not cared for himself for some days. I ask him what is wrong. He tells me his mother is dead. I then seem to know she has been dead for days, and my two sons have not told anyone. In fact my other son has not even accepted the fact’ (Anthony). Anthony is a divorcee. Processing the dream he realised the two sons are ways he is relating to the death of his marriage to the chil­dren’s mother.

A dead body, death of someone we know: very often, as in the example, the death of some aspect of our outer or inner life. Our drive to achieve something might die, and be shown as a death in our dreams. Lost opportunities or unexpressed potentials in ourselves are frequently shown as dead bodies. All of us unconsciously leam attitudes or survival skills from parents and others. Often these are unrecognised and may be shown as dead.

Example: ‘During my teens I was engaged to be married, when I found a more attractive panner and was in consider­able conflict. Consistently I dreamt I was at my fiance’s fu­neral until it dawned on me the dream was telling me I wanted to be free of him. When I gave him up the dreams ceased1 (Mrs D).

If the death is of someone we know: fre­quently, as in the example, desire to be free of the person, or unexpressed aggression; perhaps one’s love for that person has ‘died’. We often ‘kill’ our partners in dreams as we move towards independence. Or we may want someone ‘out of the way so we do not have to compete for attention and love.

Death of oneself: exploration of feelings about death; re­treat from the challenge of life; split between mind and body.

The experience of leaving the body is frequently an expression of this schism between the ego and life processes. Also death of old patterns of living—one’s ‘old self.

The walking dead, rigor mortis: aspects of the dreamer which are denied, per­haps through fear. Dancing with, meeting death or dark fig­ure: facing up to death.

Example: ‘I dream I have a weak heart which will be fatal.

It is the practice of doctors in such cases to administer a tablet causing one painlessly to go to sleep—die. I am completely calm and accepting of my fate. I suddenly realise I must leave notes for my parents and children. I must let them know how much I love them, must do this quickly before my time runs out’ (Mrs M). This is a frequent type of ‘death* dream. It is a way of reminding ourselves to do now what we want to, espe­cially regarding love. Although the unconscious has a very real sense of its eternal nature and continuance after physical death, the ego seldom shares this. We have an unconscious realisation that collective humanity carries the living experi­ence from the life of the dead.

The farmer roday uncon­sciously uses the collective experience of humanity in farming. What innovation he does today his children or others will learn and carry into the future. Idioms: dead and buried, dead from the neck up/down; dead to the world, play dead. See death and rebirth under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we find that we are in a debate, it symbolizes some inner turmoil or conflict that is as yet unresolved. It also means that you will find closure to those unresolved issues.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are debating, or watching a debate, suggests that you are trying to resolve some internal conflict or some unsettled issue in your waking life. Consider the symbolism of who the debate is with and what is being arguing about. How does this reflect some person or soma aspect of yourself in your waking life?... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing your own decapitation: either illness or shame and embarrassment.

If you are decapitating somebody else: you arc possibly the winner in a conflict or a legal argument. Watching someone you know being decapitated: you are losing a person you love. Watching a stranger being decapitated: you might either defeat an adversary or create new enemies. See Execution, Head.

Depth Psychology: Decapitation is a sign that you are revising your present attitude about a specific event. Are you being ruled too much by your head? Maybe you should start trusting your intuition more and living accordingly!... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Defending our position suggests that there is a conflict of some sort in us, maybe of ideas or principles.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about demons usually refers to feelings you are denying, but that have, nevertheless, taken hold of you. See Aggression, Disgust, Envy. Frequent dreams about demons are warnings: make an appointment with a psychotherapist in order to avoid future emotional conflict and/or crises. See Devil, Monsters, Mystical Creatures.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The devil is a symbol of confusion, darkness, and death. Vision: Seeing the devil: you are either too preoccupied with negative thoughts or someone around you has a diabolical influence on you that is threatening your serenity. You are faced with temptations that could have serious consequences. Don’t give in—even if your own weaknesses make it hard for you to resist.

Depth Psychology: Satan is a symbol of a purely egotistical side of your unconscious, or of your fears, passions, rages, or hates. These energies always lead to internal and/or external conflicts and need to be redirected—the sooner the better.

If Satan appears in your dreams: while you reject some of these feelings, they are, nevertheless, reflected in what you do and how you behave (which you usually regret afterward). See Demon.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing dice: you are quite irresponsible and—with your eyes wide open—have taken risks that could result in losses and conflicts. See Square.

Depth Psychology: Playing a game of dice and winning: your chances for success are good.

If you lose: your hopes will be dashed.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I entered a neglected garden adjoining a house I had formerly lived in. I was astonished that I had never noticed this garden before. I took a spade and hoe and began to work vigorously in order to put things nght, digging like a navvy. But wherever I put my spade I turned up live shells and hand grenades—highly explosive and very dangerous. I was terrified I would be blown to pieces and hurried away’ (from Organism of the Mind, G.R. Meyer, Kegan Paul, 1933).

The dreamer in the example was a man in his 40s who had taken up meditation on the suggestion of a friend. It shows him discovering and uncovering a pan of himself he had not known before. In doing so he meets explo­sive emotions and conflicts he is not used to dealing with. Digging usually depicts delving into hidden or buried areas of ourself. We may uncover feelings from our childhood—cre­ative realisations, features of the unconscious, even dead bod­ies or ancient creatures. Digging can also represent our work on renovating our attitudes, personality structure or habits. See garden. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Coat; Mix) To dip something into a conflicting element or to mix two incompatible substances or to coat something with the wrong element in a dream means creating suspicion or unlawfully mixing people’s monies and properties.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams about disagreeing signify your own internal struggle regarding your conflicting needs. See Fight.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

See argue / arguments, conflict and war... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In any dream where the differences between male and female are highlighted, both men and women may be struggling with the conflict between logic and intuition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Doors often refer to the openings of the body and, therefore, by default, one’s sexuality.

The front door and back door signifies the vagina and the anus respectively. Breaking down such a door can be taken to indicate the need to deal with some kind of inhibition over privacy or sex; there can be an unwillingness to face whatever issues this may bring up. Barring the door highlights our need for self-protection, not just in matters of relationship. Opening and closing the door can show an ambivalent attitude to sex, whereas refusing to open the door represents an innocent approach to our own sexuality; we may have a virginal mentality.

A door between the outer and inner rooms shows there may be a conflict between the conscious and the unconscious.

If an animal or person forces his way in and destroys the lock, it shows our own protective mechanisms have let us down. Escaping by another door indicates we need to find a new solution to the one we originally thought of to solve a problem. Someone knocking on the door signifies that our attention is being drawn to an external situation. You might like to consult the individual entry for door.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The dragon is a complex and universal svmbol. Seen as both frightening and yet manageable, under certain circumstances it will represent in us our own untamed nature. We must come to terms with our own passions and chaotic beliefs. Often we can only achieve this through dreams, in an environment that has been suitably created.

There is a heroic part in each of us which must face dangerous conflict in order to overcome the lower side of our natures and reach our inner resources. Dreaming of a dragon allows us that conflict.

The dragon is traditionally the Guardian of Power. In conquering the dragon, spiritually we become custodians of our own future.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a heroic part in each of us which must face dangerous conflict in order to overcome the lower side of our natures and reach our inner resources. Dreaming of a dragon allows us that conflict.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sigmund Freud was the founder of modern therapeutic analysis of dreams. Freud encouraged clients to relax on a couch and allow free associations to arise in con­nection with aspects of their dream. In this way he helped the person move from the surface images (manifest content) of the dream to the underlying emotions, fantasies and wishes (latent content), often connected with early childhood. Be­cause dreams use condensation—a mass of different ideas or experiences all represented by one dream image or event— Freud stated that the manifest content was meagre’ compared with the ‘richness and variety’ of latent content.

If one suc­ceeds in touching the feelings and memories usually con­nected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.

Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplifica­tion (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.

In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.

The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.

If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream. It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.

dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually pri­vate areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new infor­mation to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self under­standing and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.

Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming ex­periments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a prob­lem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.

The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.

Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, busi­nessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pro­nounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the tech­niques in dream processing.

Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bed­room. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done some­thing he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’

dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been con­nected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consider­ation of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.

A lay person finding their own ap­proach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposi­tion, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Jo­seph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.

The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.

The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, some­times results in the communication of human personality be­ing of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical prob­lem or a brain malfunction.

If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.

In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.

The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.

An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amaz­ing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shim­mering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.

A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, de­mons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experi­ence. Nothing is impossible.

If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’

Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vi­sion, God, with many different names—politics, money, dev­ils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is diffi­cult. It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.

The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deep­est sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.

The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.

The unconscious mind, if its func­tion is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a pro­pensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the indi­vidual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.

If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.

For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.

The uncon­scious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.

The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.

The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.

If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.

If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.

It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and con­cepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible. It is a god in its achievement.

To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the differ­ence is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward. It is the spir­itual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.

For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.

dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).

The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).

The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The dream process was used much more widely throughout his­tory in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep move­ments).

Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.

The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.

A feature which people who use their dreams as a thera­peutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any impor­tant healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witness­ing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.

The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.

There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents. It is in the searching for associ­ated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unifica­tion of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.

The result is an extraordinary process of educa­tion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

one is paralysed is similar. It depicts the paralys­ing effects, either of fears we have or of what we have imag­ined as real in the way described, we may be ‘paralysed’ by feelings of guilt or inadequacy; internal conflict paralyses us.

The healing of the paralysed man by Christ represents this removal of guilt, shame or fear by contact with the self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: In antiquity the ear was thought to be the center of memory.

Vision: Seeing one or more ears: don’t listen to the gossip around you, you might find out that it’s about you. Looking at a donkey’s ears: beware, you are about to do something stupid. Your ears are clogged up or you are deaf: you misted someone and that trust has been abused. Cleaning your ears: your mistrust in a certain matter was completely justified. Someone pulling your ear is reminding you of a promise you made.

If you are pulling someone’s ear: a blunder someone else has made is causing sorrow and grief. Having your “ears boxed”: beware of false friends, they can hurt you; or have you—maybe—done something wrong? Boxing someone^ ears: keep your emotions under better control, so they don’t lead to conflicts.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about ears means you are easily impressed by others. Do you love to eavesdrop? Do you “play deaf’ sometimes? Are you tired because someone is relentlessly “bending your ear”? Are you “lending an ear” to someone?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives.

To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own – or possibly other people’s – emotions and fears or by our internal drives. Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Satisfying one’s needs or hunger’. This can be any area of need, such as emotional, mental, sexual, depending on dream context. Example: I am putting four of our puppies under the grill and cooking them’ (Maureen). Although Mau­reen hasn’t eaten her puppies yet, her dream illustrates how food is used to represent emotional needs. Maureen is child­less, has a lot of mother love, planned the pregnancy of her bitch, and gets enormous satisfaction from rearing the pup­pies. She is literally hungry for the exchange of love and care she finds in dealing with her puppies.

Occasionally shows information about actual nutritional needs or physical allergies. Also, to eat is to continue involve­ment in the fundamental processes of life, a celebration of interdependence.

To not eat: shows a conflict with the physi­cal reality of one’s body and its needs, an avoidance of growth or change; an attempt to be isolated from others, reality, the whole. Avoiding cenain foods: expression of decision making in dealing with needs; food allergy. Giving food to others: giving of oneself to others, or nunuring some aspect of one­self. Eating objects or repulsive food: meeting objectionable experiences; trying to ‘stomach’ things which make you ‘sick’.

Example: 1 ran into a house and came face to face with a huge stag. I noted the open back door, whereupon he staned eating my leg. I was pushing against his horns and managed to stop him chewing me’ (Jasmine C). Being eaten : the first pan of Jasmine’s dream (not quoted) is obviously sexual. Be­ing eaten therefore suggests she is being consumed by her sexual drive. Being eaten, especially if it is the face, also shows how our identity, or our fragile sense of self, is feeling attacked by emotions or fears, other people, or internal dnves.

The classic story of Jonah illustrates this, and shows how the conscious personality needs to develop a working relationship with the unconscious. Eaten by dogs, maggots: feelings about death. See food. Sec also dog under animals; individuation. Idioms: eaten away; eat din; eat humble pie; eat like a horse; eat one’s hean out, eat one’s words; eat out of one’s hand; eat you out of house and home; what’s eating you?; proof of the pudding is in the eating; dog eat dog. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Devour, Food and Nourishment

1- To be eating in a dream shows that one is attempting to satisfy one’s needs or hunger. Hunger is a basic drive and we need to realise that only once such a drive is met can we move forward to satisfying our more aesthetic needs.

2- Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives.

To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own or possibly other people’s - emotions and fears or by our internal drives.

Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.

3- We are reputed to become what we cat, so spiritually we should eat the best food possible.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

The number eighteen symbolizes the conflict between materialism and spirituality. It also warns of deception and selfishness.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The conflicts that arise in us because of our sexual desire for someone can be dealt with in the dream state through dreaming of emission or orgasm.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of being emo (and you aren’t in real life), you are going through anxiety and emotional conflict. You are experiencing a period of trying to match your outer self with your inner feelings.

If you saw an emo person/people in your dream, you could be feeling a clash between what you believe or value, and the way others expect you to act.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

There is a level of human experience which is typified by intense emotional and physical response to life. Such emotions and bodily drives may remain almost entirely unconscious until touched by exploring our dream content in the right setting. When such feelings and bodily movements arise, as they do in dreams, we may be amazed at their power and clarity. See dream processing; sleep move­ments.

If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistoned. We therefore do not need to interpret them, sim­ply to acknowledge them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.

The images in a dream may be the way we unconsciously pictorialise our flux of feelings and the play of internal energy flows.

For instance love or sexual drive can give rise to physical movement—as in sexual intercourse. Repression of sex or love also represses such physical move­ments, leading to tension and conflict, which might be pre­sented in the drama of a dream.

Example: ‘I was with my wife, walking along a street, on holiday with her. But I felt awful tension. It was the son of stress I feel when I have turned off my sexual flow—as I have at the moment’ (Brian V). Brian can easily see the connection between the dream feelings and his everyday life, although sometimes we need to practise this. But the situation could as easily be expressed as a dream image of a blocked river.

The underlying feelings would then be less easy to grasp.

Example: ‘I was in a very ancient crumbling building, con­fronted by a large stone door, deeply engraved with many designs and creatures. I began to open the door and felt high feelings of anxiety. I realised this was an initiation and I must calm my feelings in order to pass beyond the door, i.e. if I were controlled by my feelings I would run away’ (Derek F). How we meet the emotions in our dreams illustrates our ha­bitual method of dealing with them.

The feelings of anxiety in Derek’s dream were met and moved beyond, but this is un­usual. This is because most of us change our direction as soon as there is a hint of fear.

The amount of nicotine and alcohol human beings consume suggests how poorly we meet anxiety. Going beyond fear or pain is an initiation which opens doors for us. We might now apply for the job, ask for the date, raise the issue, express the creativity, make the journey abroad, which anxiety previously kept us from. We see this in the next example: I had a ring on my marriage finger. It was a thin band of gold. I woke up frightened’ (Angela). Angela is not married and feels anxiety about the commitment.

Dreams give us a safe area to express emotions which might be difficult or dangerous to release socially. Anger in a dream may be expressing what we failed to express in a wak­ing encounter, or it might be our habitual response. It may also be directed against ourself. Dreams also contain many positive emotions. Sometimes they present a new aspect of feeling which is life enhancing.

A person who habitually felt at odds with her father and relatives experienced a dream in which she felt forgiveness for the first time. This was entirely new for her and led to a reconciliation with her family.

Some feeling states in a dream are subtle, and may be more evident in terms of the symbols than the feelings.

A grey drear environment suggests depression and lack of pleasure.

A sunny light environment with flowers and colour shows plea­sure and good feelings.

A country landscape depicts quite a different feeling state to a smoky busy city street. We can define these for ourself using the techniques described under dream processing.

Whatever feelings or emotions we meet in our dreams, many of them are bound to be habitual responses we have to life. Where these habits are negative we can begin to change them by working with the dream images as described in the last question under dream processing. See love; hostility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about seeing the end of the world is, for people who have psychic gifts, a warning; for others, it means an imminent emotional crisis. See Earth.

Depth Psychology: Extreme problems and conflicts lead to separation from people you are close to you or from your own, outdated attitudes.

The world as you knew it is coming to an end!... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If vou are in a war, confronted bv vour enemies: conflicts and struggles. Meeting your enemies under any other circumstances: deceit and malice.

Depth Psychology: Enemies in a dream are a warning about conflict, arguments, and someone else’s evil intentions. Be on guard and develop a healthy distrust.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any spiritual conflict may have us cast a dream character as an enemy.

An enemy is ‘not a friend’, someone who does not have our welfare at heart.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Enemy dreams can simply reflect your concerns about enemies in real life, but they can also be omens.

If you dream of fighting an enemy, the meaning depends on how the fight turns out.

If you have a victory over your enemy, you will succeed in getting past any current obstacles in your academic and social life. This dream is also a sign of luck in finances.

If your enemy wins, or you dream that they spread nasty rumors about you, you could have failures in a school or work situation - be careful about making any big changes now.

To dream of making up with an enemy symbolizes the need to resolve an inner conflict within yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Conflict; Discord; Rupture; Spitefulness) To show enmity toward someone in a dream means desiring to remain in his company, showing him friendliness, then divulging his secrets or exposing his feelings.

To face someone’s animosity in a dream, means becoming friendly with him, for enmity means uncovering what is hidden. (Also see Enemy; Rupture of relations)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

If you dream of escaping from an accident or a conflicting area, it is a favorable indication that the dreamer will improve his or her status.

If you fail to escape, gossip or slander may cause you much embarrassment.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘At the top of the stairs is a small door, half opened as if inviting me to go up. I get an overpowering sense of something evil beyond the door just waiting for me’ (Charles M). Usually refers to some of our own urges which we have judged as wrong because of moral values, and thus denied expression. Charles probably feels that what he identi­fies with as himself—his established values and beliefs—is threatened by what he senses beyond the door. Whatever threatens our T or ego is often felt to be evil, even if it is natural urges.

The unbalanced and real evils in the world, such as terrorising of individuals and minority groups, can of course be shown as the feeling of evil.

Example: %I am lying on the floor in my bedroom with a towel over me. I am trying to hide and protect myself because I am terrified. There are four devils trying to get into my body and take over. My bedroom is going like a whirlpool around me, like evil all around me. I wake in a hot sweat and am terrified to go back to sleep’ (Joanna). Joanna is most likely in conflict with her sexuality—the bedroom. When we fight with our own urges they often feel like external agencies—evil forces—attacking us. Sometimes refers to repressed emotional pain. See aboriginal; devil under archetypes. See also active/ passive. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Hidden behind the dream might be the fear of having to make a long-overdue decision, or resolve confusion or tension on the job. Particularly in mens dreams, an exam symbolizes actual problems, such as the fear of standing up for yourself to your boss or on the job in general. These dreams are a challenge to face and resolve conflicts. They may serve to encourage us to learn and grow.

A wTenching exam dream is meant to strengthen your self-confidence and provide the energy necessary to do the task. Taking an exam and failing: don’t panic, the dream is a sign that you will pass. See Learning, School, Teacher.

Depth Psychology: The exam dream is testing your character and maturity. Passing the exam means you can move on to new tasks, be ready for the next test. Are you afraid of problems ahead? Do you doubt yourself: Is your belief in your own abilities on shaky ground? Build up your self-confidence!... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Emotional outburst, intense (inner) conflict. Repressed urges, as in Electricity, Attack, Surf, Abduction, Defloration* You really should allow yourself to “explode” now and then! It is important to look at what is exploding, and what form the explosion takes.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Putting on eye shadow accentuates the eyes with color. Eye shadow may mention that you would like to be noticed. Specifically, it may suggest that you wish your eyes were more inspiring or noticed more. On a darker note, it may remark on the shadow of unconscious conflicts about your psychic abilities.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a person with a pale face means a likely illness or even death. Looking at an ugly face: you are worried, or bothered by conflicts you have with others. Seeing a beautiful face: hopes have a chance to come true. Seeing your own face in a mirror: pay attention to physical symptoms, but don’t take yourself too seriously. Seeing a beautiful face reflected in the water means a long and agreeable life. Seeing a face with too much makeup: your friends are not what they appear to be— or thev are King.

Depth Psychology: Faces in dreams are the mirror of “the face of your soul”—the way the world sees you. Sometimes you might see the face of a stranger in a dream w ho will cross your path years later. What did vou see in this face?... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Community spirit, team, collective action, integrating well, and, in addition to all this, a symbol for the different parts of your personality working together cooperatively. But also: slaving away, hard work, and being taken advantage of (as in Charlie Chaplin s film Modem Times). Also, becoming impoverished, social demotion, isolation, lifelessness. Loss of wholeness, being cut apart. In case of conflicts between people in the factory: poor cooperation.

Folklore: Unexpected events.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- “flic family is the first basic security image that a child has. Often, through circumstances not within that child’s control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family.

Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, docs not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (It is interesting to note that one person working on his own dreams can have a profound noticeable cffcct on the interactions and unconscious bondings between other members of his family). Almost all of the problems we encounter in life are reflected within the family, so in times of sUess we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced.

The Spiritual Triangle.

A group in which we feel safe.

Since relationships in the family- are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are:

A man’s mother being transformed into another woman

A man’s first closc relationship with a woman is with his mother. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative. It can be a sign of growth for him to realise, through dream, that he can let mother go. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women (sec Airima).

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else Similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her Animus (See Introduction), she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream often represents the Shadow (See Introduction). Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, it can cause difficulty with family relationships in later life. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections. “fhe pattern of aggressions between familv members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life.

Dreams about the family figure so prominently because most of the conflicts and problems in life are experienced first within that environment. It is as though a pattern is laid down which, until it is broken willingly, will continue to appear.

Confusion of family members e.g. mother’s face on father’s body suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect the dreamer’s fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected The relationship with that person (or the dreamer’s concept of that person) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that the dreamer has become obsessed in some way with the other person.

The dream has occurred in order to highlight either the importance or the potential danger - of such a relationship.

Dreamer’s parents crushing the dreamer and thus forcing rebellion. This suggests that the dreamer needs to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent/child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately can indicate our need to recognise that they are only human, and not as perfcct as we had first perceived. Dreaming of rivalry with one parent When a child is first born, it moves through extreme self- involvement to an exclusive relationship, usually with mother. Onlv later docs he or she becomc aware of the need for a different relationship with a third person. Often this relationship causes the child to question his or her own validity as a person. When this question is not resolved successfully it may persist in the dream image of conflict with a parent. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of one’s family The dreamer has not fully differentiated between his needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within the dreamer’s everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework.

Individual members and then- position within the family can symbolise the various archetypes. Thus, father can represent the masculine principle and authority; whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle. Brother As already stated, a brother can represent both feelings of kinship and of rivalry. In a man’s dream an older brother can represent experience and authority, while a younger brother suggests vulnerability and possibly lack of maturity. In a woman’s dream, a younger brother can represent a sense of rivalry, but also of vulnerability; whether her own or her brother’s.

An older brother can signify her extrovert self.

Daughter When the relationship with a daughter is highlighted in dreams, it often represents the outcome of the relationship between husband and wife. In a woman’s dream, the relationship with the daughter usually suggests a mutually supportive one although rivalry and jealousy can arise and needs to be dealt with. Sometimes this can safely be done in dreams. In a man’s dream his daughter may represent his fears and doubts about his own ability to handle his vulnerability.

Extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles)

Members of the extended family usually appear in dreams either as themselves, or as typifying various parts of ourselves which arc recognisible.

Father If the relationship with father has been successful in waking life, the image of father in dreams will be a positive one. Father represents authority and the conventional forms of law and order. In a man’s life father becomes a role model, whether appropriate or not. It is often only when the individual realises that he is not being true to his own nature that dreams can point the way to a more successful life. In a woman’s life, father is the ‘pattern’ on whom she bases all later relationships. When she appreciates that she longer need use this pattern. she is often able to work out in dreams a more appropriate way to have a mature relationship.

If the relationship with father has been a difficult or negative one, there mav be some resistance to resolving the various conflicts which will have arisen. Often this can be accomplished in dreams. Grandparents Grandparents appearing in dreams can highlight our attitude to them, but also to the traditions and beliefs handed down by them. It could be said that grandparents do not know whether they have clone a good job of raising their children until their sins and daughters have children of their own.

Husband/Live in partner

Crucial within the husband/wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father, and any subsequent partnering will be coloured by that attachment.

If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. They may also be projected onto other women’s husbands.

Mother A child’s relationship with mother is pivotal in its development. Largely it is the first relationship which the child develops, and should be perceived by the child as a nurturing, caring one.

If this does not happen, fears and doubts may arise. In a man’s life this may result in continually developing dependent relationships with older women, or denying his right to a relationship completely. In a woman’s life, her relationship with her mother will colour all other relationships. She may find herself pushed into nurturing the needy male, or in forming relationships with both men and women which do not satisfv her basic needs. There arc many ways through dreams of working through relationships with mother, and much can be gained by daring to take this step. Provided one has come to terms with this relationship, much material and spiritual success can be achieved.

Sister The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling side of ourselves. VVe have the ability to make links with that side of ourselves through being able to understand our sister’s personality. In a man’s dream if she is older, the sister can represent the potential for persecution, but also of caring.

If she is younger then she can epitomise the more vulnerable side of him. In a woman’s dream if the sister is younger, she can represent rivalry.

If older she stands for capability. Son The son in dreams can signify the dreamer’s need for self- expression and for extroversion. He can also signify parental responsibility. In a mother’s dream he may represent one’s ambitions, hope and potential. In a father’s dream he can highlight unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Wife/Live in partner The wife/husband relationship is based on how the man perceives himself to be.

If he has previously formed a good, if not successful relationship with his mother, he will attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He will experience potential loss and death of his partner in the same way as he experienced the ‘loss’ of his mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, does not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (it is interesting to note that one person working on his own dreams can have a profound noticeable effect on the interactions and unconscious bondings between other members of his family). Almost all of the problems we encounter in life are reflected within the family, so in times of stress we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced. Dreams about the family figure so prominently because most of the conflicts and problems in life are experienced first within that environment. It is as though a pattern is laid down which, until it is broken willingly, will continue to appear. Individual members and their position within the family can also symbolize the various archetypes – father can represent the masculine principle and authority, whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle.

For ease of reference the relevance of each figure in men’s and women’s dreams is included under each heading. Because we have had an intimate connection with members of the family they become easy targets for projection as dream images. We do have to decide whether they are in our dreams as themselves or whether they are there in a symbolic capacity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The family is the first basic security image that we have. Often, through circumstances not within our control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family. Since relationships in the family are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are: a man’s mother being transformed into another woman a man’s first close relationship with a woman is with his mother or mother figure. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative.

For instance he may dream of his mother turning into his boss. This suggests he may have certain expectations as to how he should be treated. It can be a sign of growth for him to realize, through dreams, that he can let mother go.

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father or father figure. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her animus she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream this often represents the shadow. Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, and not understood, it can cause difficulty with family relationships. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections.

The pattern of aggressions between family members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life. Confusion of family members (e.G. Mother’s face on father’s body) this suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent or person is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect our fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected shows that the relationship with that person (or our concept of them) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that we have become obsessed in some way with the other person. We are searching for integration of their qualities within ourselves. Parents crushing us and thus forcing rebellion this suggests that we need to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent / child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately in dreams can indicate our need to recognize that they are only human, and not as perfect as we had first perceived. In tribal societies the rite of passage between childhood and adulthood is clearly marked, by initiation. Rivalry with one or both parents is highlighted in dreams when such a transformation is not properly handled and our feelings and emotions have not been given due validity. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of our family this shows we have not fully differentiated between our needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within our everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework. Dreaming of being adopted suggests that we feel out of place and in some way different to other members of the family. This dream often occurs as teenagers are growing towards maturity. Dreaming of having any family member e.G.

A brother – when we do not have one in waking life denotes our search for completion and ‘missing’ parts of our personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

If the relationship with father has been successful in waking life, the dream image will tend to be a positive one. Father represents authority and the conventional forms of law and order.

If the relationship with father has been a difficult or negative one, there may be some resistance in waking life to resolving the various conflicts that will have arisen. Often this can be accomplished spontaneously in dreams. In a man’s life father becomes a role model, whether appropriate or not. It is often only when the individual realizes that he is not being true to his own nature that dreams can point the way to a more successful life and perhaps an understanding of his father. In a woman’s life, father is the ‘pattern’ on whom she bases all later relationships with men. When she appreciates that she longer need use this pattern, she is often able to work out in dreams a more appropriate way to have a mature relationship. This can lead to dreams of her perhaps walking away from her father or leaving him behind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A picture of masculinity, strength and authority. Often a picture of God the Father.

• Dreams • Assess your relationship with your father before deciding on what he represents in your dream.

• If you have a negative relationship, he might speak of the enemy in your life. He might speak of your failures, weaknesses, pain, hurt or conflict.

• More often than not, I have found that a father figure represents God the Father in an internal or internal prophetic dream.

Visions Positive:

A father is the perfect picture of masculinity and authority.

• Seeing a person’s father could be positive. He could represent the kind of image they will become.

• You might see a father figure to speak healing with regards to any broken relationship.

The Lord might be leading you to speak forth a restoration into the lives of those involved.

• Here is a passage that speaks positively about taking on the father’s image: • Luke 2:49 And he said to them, How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?

Negative:

It is common for me to see a person’s father when I pray for them.

• Sometimes it means that there is a generational curse coming from their father.

• If this is the case, I often see an umbilical cord or chains coming from their father to them. This also applies to a mother figure.

• Seeing a person’s father could also indicate past hurts he inflicted or any bondage or control coming from him.

• Once again, the same principle can apply to ‘Mother’.

• Speaking of generational bondage from the line of the father: • 1 Kings 15:3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD [Yahweh] his God, as the heart of David his father. ... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A warning to avoid conflict... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘Some three years ago I had constant dreams with my mother. We were nearly always in some son of argu­ment or fight’ (Maijorie B). Usually, as in the example, the dreamers anger or frustration; may express difficulties in re­gard to independence or self confidence; desire to hun an­other person, or damage their reputation.

Example: ‘I realised a door had been left open that should have been locked and I felt very vulnerable. Suddenly a sword of light appeared in my hand and a voice told me that it was my weapon to fight the evil’ (Mrs DE).

A fight also depicts, as in the example, fighting for our space; our values or honour, we may fight for survival, for our health, fight crime (resist criminal impulses); we may also feel attacked by another per­son’s opinions, assaulted by sexual desire; fight against de­pression; have a conflict over moral issues. See attack; war. Idioms: fight it out; fight like cat and dog; look for a fight. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- If we dream that we arc in a fight, it usually indicates that we are confronting our need for independence. We may also need to express our anger and frustration and the subconscious desire to hurt a part of ourselves. We also may wish to hurt someone else, although this would be unacceptable in the waking state

2- To fight back is a natural defence mechanism, so when we are feeling threatened in our everyday lives, we will often dream of taking that situation one stage further and fighting it out.

3- Quite literally a spiritual conflict.

The dreamer should try to work out where, and why, there is a conflict and perhaps deal with it in a more subtle way than with ‘all guns blazing’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A fight in dreams is quite literally a spiritual conflict. We need to work out where and why there is a conflict and perhaps deal with it in a subtle way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Fighting tends to be a masculine response to a problem so in a man’s dream he may well be attempting to deal with his own reactions. In a woman’s dream she will be developing her own assertiveness and must decide whether her actions are appropriate. You might like to consult the entry for conflict for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: uThe law of a sinful world is the law of fighting.”

Vision: You are watching a fight: conciliatory words will defuse the tension between other people. Fighting on a battlefield: adversaries, enemies, hate, or envy make your life difficult, but you are able to defend yourself successfully. Witnessing a fight: don’t use the old saving: “living well is the best revenge” as a motto for your life, because: “those who laugh last laugh best!” See Beating.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about fighting reflects the difficulties you have in balancing conflicting personality traits. Decide which you want to nurture and which you want to minimize—it will restore your peace!... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Abuse, Armor, Weapons)

Conflict or clashes with social strictures, other’s ideals, or your own sense of right and wrong.

Jungian: Self-conflict between what we wish to be and what we truly are or how we perceive ourselves.

A battle raging between the conscious and subconscious, between thought versus emotion, masculine traits versus the feminine, etc.

Releasing anger and related emotions that otherwise get subdued, or for which we do not have an adequate avenue of expression.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The fish is a symbol of water, life, and fertility.

Vision: Dreaming about several fish in clear water might mean to try your luck in the lottery. Catching fish means success for a project started recendy; or you might come into money. Pregnant women dreaming about earing fish means that labor will be easy. Men eating fish means good luck with women. Seeing or catching small fish: you are dissatisfied and sad.

If the fish is cold or slippery: someone is flattering you and you are being taken advantage of. Dreaming of a fishing rod is a promise of hope and financial gain. Dreaming of being swallowed by a fish means you are in a deep emotional conflict and feeling helpless.

Depth Psychology: The fish often stands for sexual cravings or a desire to have children. You might also do well to fish around in your unconscious to gain more self-knowledge.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a clenched fist in front of your face: an enemy is planning to attack you.

If you are raising a fist against someone else: you want to be in the limelight, be in front.

If you were able to remove an obstacle with your fist: you have the strength to make many things possible.

Depth Psychology: The fist is a symbol of Aggression, strife, and internal tension. It is a warning of danger, conflicts, and arrogance. See Hand, Thumb.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Locations, Pictographs)

A means of self-identification. What image appears on the flag, and what does it say about your true self?

Battered flags indicate some type of war being waged, often on an emotional level. Raising flags represents honor and remembrance of traditions.

Flags flying at half-mast represent a literal or figurative death, or some type of memorial. This can be circumstantial too, like the death of a relationship, or the ending of a job.

Allegiance and devotion. In what condition does the flag appear? If torn in two, this can represent divided loyalty or a conflict of interest. Also note the country, state, or city the flag represents for more insight.... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

An emotional conflict situation, fear of emotional conflict.

Folklore: In almost all cases, a ship at sea is a bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Eating with a fork: you are going to have a fight. Dropping a fork also means quarreling—a falling-out with a friend. Stabbing yourself with a fork: a dire warning—someone wants to deceive you. Stabbing someone else: another person is shamelessly exploiting you. Looking at a hay fork means increased prosperity.

Depth Psychology: The fork symbolizes disagreement and conflicts in your relationships, which is the reason why you’re having trouble concentrating on your goal right now.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, games are a form of ritualized conflict between two opposing forces. Wars and tribal localized fights were used previously by elders and priests to channel aggression. In the same way, because they are mock fights, games in dreams can be used as expressions of aggression against other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Generally, games can be stances used to meet life; not taking life seriously—making a game of it; com­petitiveness; team work; life skills. Also a game can be a way of playing creatively, exploring feelings, ideas and approaches in a safe way before trying them out in life. This son of self allowing, of letting oneself ‘want’ something without too much serious ovenones, can be beginning df new develop­ments in life.

Particular games suggest different ‘stances’. Cards, chess: use of strategies and observation. Ball games, athletics: com­petitiveness, conflict within the dreamer—the two sides; sense of win or lose, success or failure, the game of love. Oppo­nents): what you are meeting or in conflict with. This may be a pan of your nature, such as self awareness, sexuality, even your body. You might be in conflict with life itself or ‘God’. Gambling: taking risks with your life, health, family—what­ever is indicated in dream. Idioms: beat somebody at their own game, deep game; dirty game; fair game; game of chance; game to the end; give the game away; know what someone’s game is; mug’s game; name of the game, on the game; waiting game; game is up. See also ball under shapes and symbols; doll; toy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The globe is the symbol of the ideal universe and non- material completeness.

Vision: The globe is a symbol of the unpredictability of “Lady Luck.” Avoid risky projects or dangerous games—it is the best way to prevent bad luck. Holding a globe in your hand: good opportunities ahead.

If the globe is falling to the ground: once lucrative projects are turning sour. Looking at a globe made of glass: you are still ambivalent, but a decision can’t be put off any longer.

If the globe is made of iron: you will face every challenge and conflict with great courage. See Ball, Bowling Pin, Circle.

Depth Psychology: The globe is a warning: beware, Lady Luck is fickle.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A man dreaming about gooseberries: you either have a very combative wife or you will marry one.

A woman dreaming about gooseberries: you are either unhappy in your marriage or your spouse is very aggressive. Picking or earing gooseberries: patience in your love relationship will pay off.

Depth Psychology: Gooseberries are always an indication of conflict in love relationships. They are usually short-lived.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being goth (and you aren’t in real life), you are going through anxiety and emotional conflict. You are experiencing a period of trying to match your outer self with your inner feelings.

The same meaning applies to a dream involving a gothic atmosphere, or gothic architecture.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A dream about government is always a symbol of your belief that you will either live peacefully (if your government makes wise decisions) or in conflict (if your government makes bad or thoughtless decisions). See Town Hall.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman is firing a gun she is aware of the masculine, aggressive side of her personality.

If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.

For a man to be being shot suggests conflict which may, in fact, be territorial.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Hair is a good picture of the image we present to the world. It is amazing how much a person’s looks change simply by changing their hair.

Dreams Positive:

To dream that you are changing your hair is an indication that you are going through a change in your personal image.

• How you feel about this change in your dream will tell you if you are in conflict about this change or if you feel ready for it.

• To dream of having beautiful hair that you enjoy having means that you are feeling confident in who you are.

Negative:

To dream that your hair is damaged, ruined or destroyed is a picture of a conflict you are going through.

• It could be that you are feeling insecure about your image at the moment. It could also be an indication of some insecurity that is coming up inside of you.

• Perhaps there are circumstances in your life that are bringing up old conflicts from the past, or situations where you are at a point of weakness and you feel vulnerable.

Visions Positive:

A woman’s hair is a picture of her covering. This speaks firstly of her husband, and then of any other spiritual covering that she is under.

• If you have a vision or prophetic dream of your hair growing, it speaks of the blessing you will walk in as you come under the covering of your husband or spiritual authority.

• 1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a honor to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering.

Negative:

It was shameful for a man to have long hair in the Bible. He was seen as rejecting his masculinity.

The same stigma remains even into today’s society.

• To have a prophetic dream or vision of having long hair, is an indication that you are failing to rise up as the head of your home.

• 1 Corinthians 11:14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a shame to him? • As hair is also a picture of spiritual covering, if you as a man dream that you lose your hair, it is a picture of not being under authority.

See also:

Baldness.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I could see an older woman watching me from the road. I felt very scared at her being there. I walked to the front door, I started to walk past the front door, felt great fear and hung back, half behind the front door, for protection from her’ (Pamela H). Generally it means pan of; divided; incomplete; in between, conflict. Half open: opposing feelings about whether to be open’ or not—can I, can’t I, will I, won’t I? Halfway up/down: indecision; faltering motivation; some­times between the opposites, or outside one’s everyday experi­ence. Half full : may refer to half one’s life used up. Cut in half: conflict between intellect and body sexuality. Half bur­ied: something you are only partly aware of. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Language of Dreams

(see Nails, Tools)

Stamina and courage during times of conflict. In Teutonic tradition, this was an emblem of Thor, the god of war and thunder, whom warriors called upon for strength.

Building or repairing something, often the self or a relationship (see Nails).

Tempering a situation through diligence, as a smith carefully tempers metal (sec Forge).

Making, or wishing to make, an ardent point (e.g., “hammering it home”).

The desire for security; knowing that everything you have built is going to hold together.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The hand is a symbol of control, activity, power.

Vision: Looking at a hand: make sure your dealings are honest. Looking at clean hands: you have honest friends. Looking at dirty hands: a clear warning to beware of false friends or dishonest people around you. Wringing your hands means suffering from the demands of others; also worries and conflicts. Don’t be passive and wltiny—get a grip and cliangc! Burning your hands: others envy you, or you got burned recently. Looking at several hands: great wealth through your own efforts. Holding your hands in front of your eyes: forgive someone for a mistake and be more tolerant. Losing your right hand: possible death of the father (if the left hand, possible death of the mother). Looking at beautiful, strong hands means wrapping up a very good business deal.

Depth Psychology: The hand is a symbol of “action,” energy, drive, and competence.

A hand that looks injured, crippled, or is missing always indicates a difficulty in taking action. Is it the right hand (the masculine side) or the left (the feminine side)? See Left, Right. What do the fingers look like? See Finger. Do you want to “take somebody by the hand”? Or vicc versa?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body and signify power and creativity.

The right hand is the ‘power’ hand, while the left is passive and receptive. Sometimes in dreams the left hand can represent cheating.

If the hands are contrasted with each other and / or have a different object in each, it indicates there may be some conflict in us between our beliefs and 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 we are being bound, perhaps by our own actions.

The open hand represents justice whilst the laying on of hands signifies healing and blessing, particularly if the hand is placed on the neck. Hands placed together give an indication of defencelessness; if they are placed in someone else’s it suggests a pledge of service or commitment. When the hands are raised this can indicate either adoration, prayer or surrender; if the palms are turned outwards a blessing is being given; when they are raised to the head we should give a great deal of thought and care to our current situation. Washing the hands suggests innocenceor rejection of guilt, while wringing the hands signifies grief.

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

For this reason, advertising that contains such an image has a profound effect.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a head in a dream is a warning: be more attentive and alert. Seeing a torso without a head: you have run headlong into a situation from which you need to extract yourself in a hurry.

If the head on your body belongs to someone else: whether you like it or not, others will decide for you what to do next.

If the head on your body faces the back: thoughdess actions and wrong decisions have created severe problems for you!

Depth Psychology: The head indicates that your good sense is controlling the rest of your body. Smashing your head in a dream means many problems and conflicts with no resolution in sight. Did you “lose your head”? Why, to whom, and in what circumstances? Are you running around like “a chicken with its head cut off? Dreams about the head may also be a sign of an actual illness in that area. Decapitating another person: you are now ready to use your head to solve your problems. One- eyed head: dreaming about eyes might be a hint that you are too occupied with yourself.

If the image has the right eye missing, you might try to gain more insight in emotional areas. Prominent teeth: you are looking for material tilings or “biting” into them.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The realm of spirits, thoughts, and intuition. Here, a person is confronted with two worlds, with head pointing toward heaven and feet planted on the ground. In that sense, this dream image points to the necessity of being more grounded; but it might also mean being in a good mood (heavenly feelings).

The castle in the clouds is also pertinent, pointing to the conflict between fantasy and reality. Dark, cloudy skies symbolize depressive moods or lack of clarity, which is often about dreams and goals.

According to the I Ching, heaven represents the creative and powerful father. According to Freud, it is the place where wishes are fulfilled. According to Jung, it is the world in which one loses touch with the earth and with reality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The hero sets out on his quest or journey knowing that he will undergo trials and tribulations that will have him mature from a youth to a man. In dreams, aspects of that process – such as the knight’s conflict with the dragon or the witch – will often appear.

The heroine or princess is the counterpart of the hero and has a similar journey to under go albeit in a somewhat more emotional way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Each of us has some element of homosexu­ality in us unconsciously. In one’s dreams it may suggest a desire for the father or mother’s love, perhaps because they were not demonstrative. So one was led to crave the love of a man/woman. Conflict or anxiety about one’s own gender, feelings of sexual inadequacy or inadequacy in one’s own gen­der, unconscious pain in regard to the opposite sex—this may be rationalised into reasons for being homosexual rather than being expenenced and made conscious; depicting an introver­sion of one’s sexual drive. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sex

1- Dreaming of having intercourse with somebody of the same sex as oneself usually indicates a conflict or anxiety about otir own gender. We may find ourselves attracted to someone of the same sex in dreams because we are looking for parental love. We may also be looking for love of a different sort a nurturing rather than sexual love.

2- Very often, to dream of a homosexual affair is an attempt to come to terms with opposite aspects of oneself. It is understanding that, through the integration of a part of ourselves, we are making ourselves more whole and therefore more able to go onto successful relationships of any sort.

3- Unification on an internal level is a sign of spiritual maturity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of having intercourse with somebody of the same sex as oneself often indicates a conflict or anxiety about our own gender roles. We may find ourselves attracted to someone of the same sex in dreams because we are looking for either parental love or a depth of mature love. We may also be looking for love of a different sort – a nurturing rather than sexual love.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing others with horns on their forehead: conflicts and clashes with other people. Looking at horns or having horns on your head—particularly in men’s dreams: you are afraid that someone is cheating on you. Your wife or lover does not think much about being faithful. Depth Psychology: See Antlers, Cow, Stag.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see or hear a horn in your dream, signifies your need to pay attention to your inner voices and intuition. Alternatively, you may be bragging and “blowing your own horn”.

To hear a car horn is a warning against taking risks.

To see the horns of an animal, or to see a horned human in your dream, represents conflict and confrontation. You are at odds with someone.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a hospital means good news, or visiting a sick friend. Lying in the hospital: a good friend is getting you out of a difficult situation. You are very sick: take a moment and rethink plans you made—they won’t work! Leaving a hospital: you are going to start a business; you are emotionally independent.

Depth Psychology: The Illness in a dream is a sign of your anxiety.

If you are not actually sick, the dream may refer to a conflict between your feelings, thoughts, and actions.

The hospital represents the help you receive in solving problems and overcoming obstacles. See Sanatorium.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

(Or any place of residence) if we are aware that the house is not empty – that it is furnished in some way – those articles will mirror some aspect of our character or day-to-day concerns. Also consult the individual entry for furniture / furnishings. Being aware of someone else in the house suggests that we may be feeling threatened by an aspect of our own personality.

If there are different activities going on it indicates that there is a conflict between two parts of our personality, possibly the creative and the intellectual. Being especially aware of the front of the house portrays the facade we show to the outside world, whereas going into / out of the house indicates we need to decide whether to be more introverted or more extroverted in our dealings with other people.

An impressive, awe-inspiring house indicates that we are conscious of the self or the soul. Dreaming of moving to a larger house shows there is need for a change in our lives, perhaps to achieve a more open way of life, or even for more space. Being outside a house depicts our more public side and how we relate to external interests. Dreaming of a small house, or the house where we were born or grew up, means we are seeking security, or perhaps the safeguards of childhood, when we had little responsibility.

If we find the smallness of the house constricting, we feel we are being trapped by our responsibilities.

If we are aware of work being carried out on the house (cementing, repairing etc.) It implies that relationships may need to be worked on or repaired, or perhaps we need to look at health matters. We should take note of any damage, decay or difficulty that has occurred in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a hypocrite denote that you are processing through and bringing to your awareness to your conflicting needs so that you can walk your talk and talk your walk; being in sync with your mind, body and spirit.

If you are judging someone else’s hypocrisy, be aware that you wouldn’t be so emotionally charged by this unless this behavior mirrored your own shadow.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

A dream about an in-law represents scrutiny and insecurity in regards to new responsibilities. You may have recently experienced a promotion but be having conflict with your boss. This person has strong influence upon your life and you may feel the problems someone is causing you for an unexpected downside of a greater reward. Alternatively, to dream of your in-law symbolizes an evolving working relationship.

The dream may also be a hint to strictly adhere to the rules and be mindful of your actions.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One of Carl Jung s most interesting areas of thought is that of individuation. In a nutshell the word refers to the processes involved in becoming a self-aware human being.

The area of our being we refer to when we say T, ‘me’ or ‘myself’ is our conscious self awareness, our sense of self, which Jung calls the ego.

The autobiography of Helen Keller has helped in understanding what may be the difference be­tween an animal and a human being with self awareness. Helen, made blind and deaf through illness before learning to speak, lived in a dark unconscious world lacking any self awareness until the age of seven, when she was taught the deaf and dumb language. At first her teacher’s fingers touch­ing hers were simply a tactile but meaningless experience. Then, perhaps because she had leamt one word prior to her illness, meaning flooded her darkness. She tells us that ‘noth­ingness was blotted out’. Through language she became a person and developed a sense of self, whereas before there had been nothing.

The journey of individuation is not only that of becoming a person, but also expanding the boundaries of what we can allow ourselves to experience as an ego. As we can see from an observation of our dreams, but mostly from an extensive exploration of their feeling content, our ego is conscious of only a small area of experience.

The fundamental life pro­cesses in one’s being may be barely felt. In many contempo­rary women the reproductive drive is talked about as some­thing which has few connections with their personality. Few people have a living, feeling contact with their early child­hood, in fact many people doubt that such can exist. Because of these factors the ego can be said to exist as an encapsulated small area of consciousness, surrounded by huge areas of ex­perience it is unaware of.

In a different degree, there exists in each of us a drive towards the growth of our personal awareness, towards greater power, greater inclusion of the areas of our being which remain unconscious.

A paradox exists here, because the urge is towards integration, yet individuation is also the process of a greater self differentiation. This is a spontaneous process, just as is the growth of a tree from a seed (the tree in dreams often represents this process of self becoming), but our personal responsibility for our process of growth is neces­sary at a certain point, to make conscious what is uncon­scious.

Because dreams are constantly expressing aspects of indi­viduation it is wonh knowing the main areas of the process. Without sticking rigidly to Jungian concepts—which see indi­viduation as occurring from mid-life onwards in a few individuals—aspects of some of the main stages are as fol­lows. Early babyhood—the emergence of self consciousness through the deeply biological, sensual and gestural levels of experience, all deeply felt; the felt responses to emerging from a non-changing world in the womb to the need to reach out for food and make other needs known. Learning how to deal with a changing environment, and otherness in terms of rela­tionship.

Childhood—learning the basics of motor, verbal and social skills, the very basics of physical and emotional indepen­dence. One faces here the finding of strength to escape the domination of mother—difficult, because one is dependent upon the parent in a very real way—and develop in the psyche a satisfying sexual connection. In dream imagery this means, for the male, an easy sexual relationship with female dream figures, and a means of dealing with male figures in competition (father); see sex in dreams.

The dream of the mystic beautiful woman precedes this, a female figure one blends with in an idealistic sense, but who is never sexual.

The conflict with father—really the internal struggle with one’s image of father as more potent than self—when re­solved becomes an acceptance of the power of one’s own manhood. Women face a slightly different situation.

The woman’s first deeply sensual and sexual love object—in a bonded parent-child relationship—was her mother. So be­neath any love she may develop for a man lies the love for a woman. Whereas a man, in sexual love which takes him deeply into his psyche, may realise he is making love to his mother, a woman in the same situation may find her father or her mother as the love object. In the unconscious motivations which lead one to choose a mate, a man is influenced by the relationship he developed with his mother, a woman is influ­enced by both mother and father in her choice. Example: ‘I went across the road to where my mother’s sister lived. I wanted to cuddle her and touch her bare breasts, but we never seemed to manage this. There were always interruptions or blocks.’ (Sid L).

At these deep levels of fantasy and desire, one has to recog­nise that the first sexual experience is—hopefully—at the mother’s breast. This can be transformed into later fantasies/ dreams/desires of penis in the mouth, or penis in the vagina, or penis as breast, mouth as vagina.

For most of us, however, growth towards maturity does not present itself in such primi­tively sexual ways, simply because we are largely unconscious of such factors. In general we face the task of building a self image out of the influences, rich or traumatic, of our experi­ence. We leam to stand, as well as we may, amidst the welter of impressions, ideas, influences and urges, which constitute our life and body. What we inherit, what we experience, and what we do with these creates who we are.

One of the major themes of individuation is the journey from attachment and dependence towards independence and involved detachment. This is an overall theme we mature in all our life. In its widest sense, it pertains to the fact that the origins of our consciousness lie in a non-differentiated state of being in which no sense of T exists. Out of this womb condi­tion we gradually develop an ego and personal choice. In fact we may swing to an extreme of egotism and materialistic feel­ings of independence from others and nature.

The observable beginnings of this move to independence are seen as our at­tempt to become independent of mother and father. But de­pendence has many faces: we may have a dependent relation­ship with husband or wife; we may depend upon our work or social status for our self confidence; our youth and good looks may be the things we depend upon for our sense of who we are, our self image. With the approach of middle and old age we will then face a crisis in which an independence from these factors is necessary for our psychological equilibnum.

The Hindu practice of becoming a sanyassin, leaving behind family, name, social standing, possessions, is one way of meeting the need for inner independence from these in order to meet old age and death in a positive manner. Most people face it in a quieter, less demonstrative way. Indeed, death might be thought of as the greatest challenge to our identifica­tion with body, family, worldly status and the external world as a means to identity. We leave this world naked except for the quality of our own being.

Meeting oneself, and self responsibility, are further themes of individuation.

The fact that our waking self is a small spot­light of awareness amidst a huge ocean of unconscious life processes creates a situation of tension, certainly a threshold or ‘iron curtain’, between the known and unknown.

If one imagines the spotlighted area of self as a place one is standing in, then individuation is the process of extending the bound­ary of awareness, or even turning the spotlight occasionally into the surrounding gloom. In this way one places together impressions of what the light had revealed of the landscape in which we stand, clues to how we got to be where we are, and how we relate to these. But one may remain, or choose to remain, largely unconscious of self.

The iron curtain may be defended with our desire not to know what really motivates us, what past hurts and angers we hide. It may be easier for us to live with an exterior God or authority than to recognise the ultimate need for self responsibility and self cultivation.

To hide from this, humanity has developed innumerable escape routes—extenonsed religious practice, making scapegoats of other minority groups or individuals, rigid belief in a political system or philosophy, search for samadhi or God as a final solution, suicide. This aspect of our matunng process shows itself as a paradox (common to maturity) of becoming more sceptical, and yet finding a deeper sense of self in its connec­tions with the cosmos. We lose God and the beliefs of humanity’s childhood, yet realise we are the God we searched for. This meeting with self, in all its deep feeling of connec­tion, its uncertainty, its vulnerable power, is not without pain and joy. Example: ‘On the railway platform milled hundreds of people, all men I think. They were all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I knew I was among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there was a guard watching us. He was cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap was a red star. He carried a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realised they were all me. Each one had my face. I was looking at myself. Then I felt fear and terror’ (Anon).

The last of the great themes of individuation is summed up in William Blake’s words ‘1 must Create a System, or be en- slav’d by another Man’s; I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create.’ A function observable in dreams is that of scanning our massive life experience (even a child’s life experience has millions of bits of information) to see what it says of life and survival. Out of this we unconsciously create a working philosophy of what life means to us. It is made up not only of what we have experienced and learnt in the gen­eral sense, but also from the hidden information in the cul­tural riches we have inherited from literature, music, art, the­atre and architecture.

The word hidden” is used because the unconscious ‘reads’ the symbolised information in these sources. It is, after all, the master of imagery in dreams. But unless we expand the boundaries of our awareness we may not know this inner philosopher.

If we do get to know it through dreams, we will be amazed by the beauty of its in­sight into everyday human life.

In connection with this there is an urge to be, and perhaps to procreate oneself in the world. Sometimes this is experi­enced as a sense of frustration—that there is more of us than we have been able to express, or to make real. While physical procreation can be seen as a physical survival urge, this drive to create in other spheres may be an urge to survive death as an identity. Dreams frequently present the idea that our sur­vival of death only comes about from what we have given of ourself to others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I have to keep walking because there is something I am afraid of behind me. When I am pressed up against the ceiling being crushed I look down and the stairs and bannister rail are swarming alive with a black moving wave of crawling things, like some awful insects. In the hall­way is a swamp with crocodiles and other hideous things. My terror is terrible.

The person who actually lived in this pan of the house was the owner’s mother. She treated me badly but no one knew as she was artful in her abuse. She pulled me along by my hair, locked me in a cupboard, and once locked me in the orchard—four high walls and a hidden door’ (Rita).

The example shows memones of pain and anger are still irri­tating or ‘bugging’ Rita.

The swamp shows these feelings un­dermine her confidence.

Generally insects represent irritations or feeling something ‘bugging’ one; feeling insignificant—the ant in the mass of other ants, sexual urges, especially with cockroaches. As Jiminy Cricket suggests, insects can represent our conscience and guilt which remind us of feelings wc might sooner forget; perhaps insects represent these areas because they live their life in our house and garden largely unseen, so depict thoughts and feelings occurring on the edge of consciousness. Also one’s children; if flying off, children leaving home. Wasp, hornets: painful emotions; feeling stung by remarks. Lice, par­asites: thoughts or sexual habits which are purely selfish or carry a health risk; feeling others are parasitical. Spider: often the dependent emotions and conflicts one feels ‘caught in’ connected with mother, any emotions you don’t want to ‘han­dle’, such as those surrounding a spouse leaving. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When emotions run high we need someone who can ‘filter’ our energy to the point where it becomes manageable. Dreaming of an argument or conflict where an intermediary is present allows us to regain control and listen to reason.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As a play on words, a dream set in Israel may be telling you that it “is real” A pilgnmage to Israel may reflect your desire for spiritual salvation. As a place where conflict rages between Jews and Palestinians, Israel may also point to a place of spintu- al conflict within an individual.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In a general sense, free from institutional dogma, Jesus can represent the human expenence of life in the body, in which we meet conflict, temptation, and meet death—life itself becoming conscious. See Christ under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The image of a journey is a very- potent one in dream work. Anytime the idea of a journey becomes apparent, it is to do with the way that we carry on our everyday lives and how we move forward. Every step that we take towards understanding ourselves and the world we live in can be pictured in terms of a journey; and the dreams that a person has reflect that movement. In our ordinary everyday- speech we use idioms to suggest our understanding. We speak of the ups and downs of life, of being at a standstill and so on. Each moment is totally unique, and thai uniqueness is reflected in our dreams. Mostly dreams arc about the here and now and give a snapshot picture as to what is happening at this particular moment.

The images will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or mav be.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognisable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

Any sense of having completed a journey - arriving home, touching down and so on indicates the successful completion of our aims. Collisions represent arguments and conflicts which arc often caused by our own aggression.

A difficult journey now behind us means we have come through the difficulties and setbacks of the past.

The obstacles ahead indicates we are aware of the difficulties which may occur.

We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible. Turning a corner shows we have accepted the need for a change of direction. We may have made a major decision. Avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses. Stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive. At a standstill/in a traffic jam indicates we arc being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Departing (departures from airports, stations, etc.) Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new- beginning. We are leaving the old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in outlives leaves us, wc may dream of departures and the grief’ that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives.

The destination, when it becomes apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have our inner motivation may be totally- different to our outer behaviour and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.

The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way. It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.

Driving The whole of the symbolism of driving in dreams is particularly obvious. It represents our basic urges, wants and needs.

If we are driving we arc in control.

If we are not happy when someone else is driving we may not trust that person and may not wish to be dependent on them. When someone else takes over, we are becoming passive.

If we are overtaking the car in front, we are achieving success, but perhaps in a competitive manner. When we are overtaken, we may feel someone else has got the better of us. Once again the way we are in everyday life is reflected in the dream. Our drives, aggressions, fears and doubts arc all reflected in our driving.

Engine This represents the sexual impulse or instinctive drives, one’s basic motivation.

Passenger It will depend if we are a passenger in a vehicle or are carrying passengers.

If the former, we may feel that we are being carried along by circumstances, and have not really thought out our own way forward.

If the latter, we may have know- ingly or inadvertently made ourselves responsible for other people. Travelling with one other passenger suggests we may be considering our relationship with that person.

Road The road in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as each individual vehicle demonstrates the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path. Any turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted il may be a period of lime, or may mean an efTort. Going uphill will suggest extra effort while going downhill will suggest lack of conlrol. Traffic accidents and offences These may all be to do with sexuality or self image; perhaps we are not being careful to ensure that our conduct is good.

A collision might suggest a conflict with someone. Road rage would signify not being in control of our emolions and so on.

2- The type of transport may- suggest how we are moving through this particular stage of our lives. Previously the horse was used as an image to depict how we dealt with life. Nowadays the car, the aeroplane and so on have been substituted.

The vehicle which appears in our dreams often conforms with the view we hold of ourselves.

For instance, we may be driving a very basic type of car or a Rolls Roycc (One dreamer described an image he had as a Rolls Rovce that thinks it’s a Mini’). Such an image may represent either our physical body or our personality.

If the dreamer is driving he perhaps feels more in control of his own destinv.

If he is a passenger he may feel others are trying to control his life.

If he is with friends he may be aware of a group goal.

If he does not know the other people he may need to explore his ability to make social relationships. Aeroplane (also see individual entry) An aeroplane suggests a swift easy journey with some attention to detail. We may be embarking on a new sexual relationship.

An airman or pilot This is a romanticised picturc of either the Animus or of the Self (see Inhvdiu tion). Bicycling This suggests youth and freedom, and perhaps the first stirrings of sexual awareness. Boats (and sea voyages) It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream.

A small rowing boat would suggest an emotional journey but one done alone.

A yacht might suggest a similar journey clone with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new- horizons but in the company of others. What the boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.g. running aground, pulling into harbour etc. Making a long journey This suggests leaving friends and family as would running away to sea.

Disembarking The end of a project, successful or otherwise. Missing the boat We have not paid enough attention to detail in a project in our waking lives. Any narrow waterway or river suggests the birth experience. Ship A ship is usually taken as feminine because of its capricious- ness. Ferry, rowboat This holds all the symbolism of the journey across the River Styx after death. It is the giving up of selfish desires.

After this we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of life. Bus (also see individual entry) A bus journey is that part of our lives where we are conscious of the need to travel and to be with other people. We perhaps have a common aim with them. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection We arc not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue our lives. Getting on the wrong bus, going the wrong way There are conflicting desires and we need to listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action. Not being able to pay the fare We do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid attention to detail.

Car (carriage, cart, chariot) (also see individual entries) The car is a reflection of the dreamer and how he or she handles life. It reflects the physical body, so anything wrong with the car will alert us to a problem.

For instance if the engine is not working properly we are not able to get up enough energy to go 011. If the starting motor was not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project. It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Even in everyday life it can be seen that a car is a reflection of a person’s self image and possibly sexuality. Any part of the car will have significance.

The back tyres might suggest the dreamer’s support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Lorry A lorry in a dream will have the same significance as a car. except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general.

Motorbike, motorcycle The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an image of independent behaviour, and is often a symbol for the sexual act. It can also be a symbol of freedom.

A Hell’s Angel would suggest some kind of anarchical behaviour. Trains A train will often highlight the dreamer’s attitude to social behaviour and relationships with other people. It will also clarify his attitude to himself.

A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be outdated and obsolete, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have successfully been able to have outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal. Missing the train We do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way either bccause we have forgotten something, or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train alternating with those of catching one shows we are trying to sort out our motivation. Getting off the train before its destination We are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. This can also signify premature ejaculation. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts The dreamer has changed his mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we arc going. Recognising the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.

The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.

For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.

Walk If in our dreams we are aware of having to walk, it usually suggests that we are capable of making a part of our life journey by ourselves without any help. Going for a walk We can enjoy the process of recharging our batteries and clearing our minds.

3- The image of a journey becomes more apparent as time goes on and death approaches. We become more aware of reaching our final destination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The images that appear in dreams will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or may be in our everyday lives.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognizable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

The mode of transport we use for our journey is also important. Consult the entry for transport. Some important images to do with journeys are as follows: avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses, whereas collisions or other such accidents represent arguments and conflicts which are often caused by our own aggression. Also consult the entry for accident.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Jousting in a dream represents a conflict within yourself.

The matching pair of horsemen riding against each other indicate that there are mirrored aspects of your personality which are struggling for dominance. Jousting may also represent a conflict with someone in your daily life. This person is someone that you feel a strong kinship with or in whom you see many similar personality traits to your own.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Listening to a kettle drum: in the case of legal or other conflicts, be very careful and try to reach an amiable compromise. Playing the kettle drum: be less heartless and arrogant— that will only get you negative attention. Doing a “drum roll”: cither announces that you arc a miserable loser or declares you a victorious hero.

Depth Psychology: Are you playing the kettle drum with too much zeal only to get you negative attention? Are you hiding too much ambition behind such zeal? If not, expect good news soon. See Drum, Trumpet.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a king or a queen: your business affairs are going well and your income may increase.

If you are the king or the queen: you are either thinking too highly of yourself, or trying to hide your feelings of inferiority. Being crowned: a significant goal can be reached in a short time.

Depth Psychology: The king is a symbol for the “father” in you, and also of conflicting feelings—superiority on one hand, inferiority on the other.

The queen is a symbol of the “mother” in you, but also your desire to make others dependent on you. See Emperor.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see a kitten in your dream signifies deceit and trouble ahead.

If you dream about a litter of kittens, you may be drawn into a social conflict. This dream could also suggest that you are somehow feeling disconnected from the more feminine side of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see a kitten in your dream signifies deceit and trouble ahead.

If you dream about a litter of kittens, you may be drawn into a social conflict. This dream could also suggest that you are somehow feeling disconnected from the more feminine side of your personality. Also see “Kitty Litter”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a knot symbolize confusion. Perhaps there are too many opposing forces pulling at you at once, representing your own conflicting needs and emotional entanglements. This dream may be giving you the message to take time to unwind.

A knot can also represent a commitment, or that you are wanting to say, “No, not now.”... Strangest Dream Explanations

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dreams of lakes are associated with romance, a time for pleasure. However, accidents modify the happy aspect of such a dream.

A storm indicates conflicts; an overturned boat, confusion.

A lake surrounded by abundant verdure, a desire to release an emotional or passionate urge.

A lake with barren surroundings, fear of a financial crisis.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are late for something represents your fear of change and your nervousness about seizing an opportunity. You may feel unready or unworthy in your current circumstances. You may also be conflicted with decisions about your future.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a laundromat represent that an aspect of your life is being cleaned up, perhaps a conflict is being ironed out, non-supportive habits are being hung out to dry, forgiveness is taking place, gossip is being ceased, and amends are being made. Also, dreams of laundry represent your public image or persona. So if your laundry is dirty, then this means your image or reputation has been soiled. And if you are cleaning your clothes, then you are in the process of improving your image. You are coming to peace with aspects of your past that used to haunt you. See Clothes.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Wanting to leave, often because of stress, overwork, and marital conflicts. Desire for irresponsibility. Also a sign that, having assumed power in order to move out of the situation, you have freed yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality that we try to suppress. It is, however, more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside, and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes.

The left side is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.

The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Any conflict between right and left indicates the differences between logic and intuition. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Legs in a dream symbolize your control over your life’s path and are strongly connected to your sense of self. Legs give a person the ability to stand, walk, run, play sports, or various other possible activities.

To dream that you have lost your legs or become crippled indicates that you are afraid of losing control over the direction of your life. You may be struggling with a lack of courage or the ability to stand up for yourself.

To dream of losing just one leg, or having one leg shorter than the other, indicates a lack of balance in your life. You may also be pursuing a path half heartedly, still carrying doubts about your choices. Standing up on two legs is often cited as a symbol of the difference between a human and an animal.

To dream that you cannot stand on your legs may also represent a feeling that you have lost a high position in life. You may have become controlled by animal desires, or you may feel that others are treating you with less respect than you deserve.

To dream that you have more than two legs represents divided interests. Each leg may try to pull you in opposite directions and you feel torn between possible actions. You may have taken on too many tasks at work and are struggling to keep up with conflicting responsibilities.

To dream of crossed legs symbolizes a barrier between you and others. This barrier may be emotional or intellectual, indicating closed mindedness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing an old man: it’s difficult right now, but relax; you’ll get good advice and, if you follow it, your problems will be over.

A fat man in a woman’s dream: a certain man is worshiping the ground you walk on. Seeing a young man; discomfort and stress in the near future. Men seeing a man without a head: you are acting without thinking and need to change that quickly. Women dreaming about men means they have secret sexual desires.

A man dreaming about women means he is in conflict with himself—it is time for some soul-searching.

Depth Psychology: In women’s dreams a man usually stands for her secret, erotic, and sexual desires. In men’s dreams, a woman stands for how he sees and judges himself.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In olden times the mandrake root was taken to symbolise man. It was often used in magical ceremonies, and thus became significant in the same way that a voodoo doll can be significant. When the mandrake root or a manikin is recognised in a dream, we are linking in with our own wish to harm other people and with our conflict with someone else. Interestingly enough, the mandrake root is also a symbol of the Great Mother (see Introduction), and therefore represents feminine aspects. So, in witchcraft, the witch was in fact linking with the destructive powers of her own Self.

2- The significance of mandrake within a dream is that perhaps of word association. We are not necessarily dreaming of the root itself, but are trying to make sense of some aspect of the personality around us that appears not to be fully formed in some way.

3- The power of life and death in spiritual terms is our right to exist in a way that is commensurate with our own beliefs.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Swamp

1- When we dream of a marsh or a swamp, it can indicate that we arc feeling ‘bogged down’. We feel that we are being held back in something we want to do, and perhaps we lack either the self-confidence or emotional support that we need to move forward.

A marsh or a swamp can also indicate that we are being swamped by circumstances, being trapped in some way by the circumstances round us.

2- Dreaming of marshy ground very often represents difficulty on an emotional level. Perhaps we arc creating emotional difficulties for ourselves or even having them created for us which make it difficult for us to feel securc.

3- Spiritual and emotional conflict. We may be spiritually on ‘dodgy ground’ so to speak.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A marsh being a mixture of earth and water suggests spiritual and emotional conflict. Water symbolizes emotion and earth symbolizes security, so an excess of emotion is not allowing us to feel at ease.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

This may be represented in a dream by such things as using a pump, beating a drum, or any rhythmic movement.

If there is a tendency to repress the sexual need, it may happen that one masturbates during sleep, in an attempt to release sexual pressure. Because the person has consciously decided not to allow sexuality, this might give rise to a feeling of being possessed by another will. In fact our unconscious will to express our needs has overridden the conscious deci­sion during sleep. Out of such a split in the person, ideas about devils and possession probably arose. Although Chris­tianity at a fundamental level appears to teach the love and acceptance of all sides of human nature—therefore integration through love thy neighbour as thyself, so love thyself—in practice it becomes tight morality which creates devils through rejection and splits in human nature. In many Chris­tians, there are enormous conflicts between sexuality, love, work and spirituality. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of masturbation represent that you are embracing the beauty of your own sexuality, unashamed to feel pleasure and make yourself happy. Alternatively, you may be processing conflicting issues of guilt and desire. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Confusion of ideas and feelings; conflicting urges and opinions; the difficulty in finding our way through the mass of apparently irrational emotions and images arising from within. Sometimes we need to admit we are lost and need help. Occasionally the circuitous and often confusing route we take to meeting self; the unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Labyrinth

1- A maze often represents a confusion of ideas and feelings. There are conflicting urges and opinions and we often discover that in attempting to find our way through the maze we have learnt something about our own courage, our own ability to meet problems. Often there is the apparently irrational fear and doubt that arises from not being able to find our wav in and out of the maze.

This can allow us to release feelings of self-doubt and fear.

2- Psychologically; the maze may- represent the variety of opinions and authoritative beliefs that we come up against in our ordinary, everyday world. We may be trying to find our own way through this mass of detail and we picture it in a dream as actually trying to find our way through a maze.

3- The path to the Divine.

The feminine.

The way to the feminine is a strange route, and all the roads that lead there are winding, but the end result has worthy consequences.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A maze often represents a confusion of ideas and feelings. There are conflicting urges and opinions and we often discover that, in attempting to find our way through the maze, we have learnt something about our own courage, our own ability to meet problems. Often there is the apparently irrational fear and doubt that arises from not being able to find our way in and out of the maze. This can allow us to release feelings of self-doubt and fear.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of mediating represent your attempt at integrating opposed aspects of yourself that have conflicting needs. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a mill: your income will improve, your projects are making good progress, and vour future will be a happy one. Watching the wheel turning at a mill: you will win something.

If the wheel is not moving: a specific project is coming to a stand-still.

A broken wheel stands for old problems. illnesses, or the death of a person close to you. Having a mill stone around vour neck: trv to resolve a difficult situation as soon as possible. See Burden, Log, Luggage.

Depth Psychology: The mill is a symbol of your need for safety and your fear of not accomplishing your goals, or—even worse—of being ground into dust by the “wheel of the mill.” The dream might also suggest dealing with old attitudes and convictions (grind them up), or that emotional conflicts are turning around and around in you head like the wheel of the mill.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Conflict with conventional norms, accommodation, and vanity. Due to an inferiority complex you are trying to create ideal beauty; or emotional certainty about your own beauty.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Beast. Your animal nature is becoming too strong, too frightening, meaning that you are afraid of your own strength and drives. It could also indicate a person (Father or Mother) who appears overly powerful.

Talk to the frightening monster in your dream, have it out with him and observe him.

Mythical creatures, like dragons and ocean monsters, point to moral conflicts that may cause personality disturbances. Seek therapeutic help when these images appear often and include a great amount of fear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A mountain in a dream represents a great and a noble man who possesses a strongand a commandingvoice, who commands good administration of his affairs and an excellent leadership. It also can be interpreted as a son, a difficult and austere woman, or a businessman.

If the mountain is rounded or flat in the dream, it means difficulties or distress.

A mountain in a dream also could mean achieving one’s goal, a journey, or fulfilling a promise.

If the mountain is standing distinct from other mountains in the dream, the above meanings become stronger.

If the mountain has pasture and stores a source of water, and if it is used as a permanent guarding post, then it represents a pious ruler. However, if it stores no water, and if no pasture grows therein in the dream, it represents a tyrant and a ruler who is an atheist, for in that case, it is dead and does not glorify God Almighty, nor can people benefit from it. In a dream, a mountain that stands high is alive, but a crumbling mountain which has turned into a pile of rocks is dead. Ifa person sees himselfclimbing an erect mountain, eating from its plants and drinking from its water, and ifhe qualifies to govern, it means that he will be appointed to a governing post under the auspices of a stringent ruler, though his subjects do receive benefits from his government.

The size of benefits the governor will acquire is equal to the quantity of food and the measure of water he drinks from it in his dream. Ifthe person is a merchant or a business man, a mountain in his dream represents profits and earning a good reputation.

If climbing the mountain is easy, then there are no benefits in that climbing in the dream, for there are no benefits without hardships.

If at the end of his climbing one thanks God Almighty for what he has reached in the dream, it means that he will become a just ruler.

If he calls to prayers on the top of a mountain or performs his prayers thereat in the dream, it means that he will be appointed to govern.

If one sees himself descending a mountain in a dream, it means loss of rank, business losses, or regret.

If one is accompanied with his king and soldiers in a dream, it means that he is in the company of God Almighty and that of His angels, therefore, he shall be victorious, whereby, he can win a war, conquer an enemy, or renounces his attachment to the world.

If climbing a mountain with difficulty means distress, then descending it in a dream means relief.

If climbing means gaining a higher station, then descending in a dream means losing rank. Ifone sees himself climbing a mountain, though at a certain height he finds himself no longer able to climb or to descend in the dream, it means that he will die young.

If one sees himself falling from a mountain in a dream, it means that he will fall into sin. Ifhe falls and breaks a leg in the dream, it means that he will become despised by his superiors.

A mountain on fire in a dream represents the death of a dangerous person. Leaning against a mountain in a dream represents friendship with someone in authority. Living in the shadow of a mountain in a dream means earning one’s livelihood from such a person and living happily there. Carrying a mountain in a dream means carrying the responsibility of managing the business of a notable merchant, and such responsibilities will bear heavy on him.

If the mountain is radiant with lights, it means that one’s responsibilities will be light too.

If he sees a mountain descending from the heavens in a dream, it represents a visit of the local governor to that locality.

If one sees the mountain rising into the skies in a dream, it means that the governor of that town will be dismissed. Throwing stones from the top of a mountain in a dream means insulting others.

If the mountain is beautifully dressed in the dream, it means that one will command a greater authority. Seeing a mountain at a distance in a dream means a journey.

If one sees an earthquake hitting a mountain in a dream, it means that calamities will befall that land or country.

If an evildoer sees a mountain in his dream, it means that he will surely suffer for his sins. Swallowing a mountain in a dream means commanding and controlling ruthless and strong men. Climbing a mountain until one reaches a flat surface in a dream means serving orphans, or nursing sick people. Entering a cave inside a mountain in a dream means reaching safety.

The good or evil emanating from seeing a mountain in one’s dream depend on its fertility or bareness. Climbing a mountain and enjoying its vegetations and its sweet fresh waters in a dream means sheltering one’s chastity in the company of one’s wife, or learning a knowledge or a trade that will satisfy one’s needs. Climbing a mountain through a straight path in a dream means facing things the way they are.

If one sees mountains moving forward with him, it means a war or a major conflict between people of knowledge. Falling down from the top of a mountain into the middle of beasts, crows, vultures, snakes, mammals, mire, filth, or rats and their different kinds in a dream means abstaining from sins, or refraining from innovation if escaping from them leads one into a mosque where he can enter to pray, or a garden where he can rest in peace. Ifthe mountain crumbles, and ifit is transformed into ashes or dirt in the dream, it means that whoever is meant in that dream shall lose his devotion and waste his life. (Also see Ascending in the skies)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

If such symbols appear frequently in your dreams, like a street full of water puddles, for instance, or a sky filled with birds of the same kind, it is thought to be a sign of extreme distractions and psychological splitting.

If such dreams are common, it would be a good idea to see a psychologist.

Multiplicity is the essential characteristic of all life events that register in the unconscious—the deeper in the unconscious, the more pronounced the multiplicity.

It is connected to the sympathetic nervous system, where whatever is happening is telegraphed to every cell in the body. Multiplicity has a destructive connotation, because it dissolves the unity of consciousness, occurring often where there is a conflict between the ego, the many different Ts, and influences in the environment. This dream may also point to conflicts and prejudices that are a hindrance.

According to the theorist Gurdjieff, the person who is not free always depends on many egos, and they make themselves known through such dreams. Other people suggest that the many egos of a person are what bring out his or her creative potential.

This dream often occurs during illnesses that are part physical and part psychological—delirium tremens, for example, where hallucinations involving many Mice are not uncommon.

However, multiplicity might also point to an early stage of a new awareness.

According to Freud, the frequency, or the accumulation, of symbols or facts in a dream indicates that they are real and will also appear during waking hours.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at a mummy: a long-forgotten event from the past is coming up again.

Depth Psychology: You need to change some of your personal habits, bringing them more in line with your new life. But it seems you would rather “preserve” (mummify) them—which will make life more difficult for you or lead to conflicts with others. Facc the changes in your life head-on, and do it as soon as possible. See Cadaver, Canned Food, Cans, Skeleton.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about being murdered: difficulties in the near future. Murdering someone else: watch out and don’t be careless, you could be the one who gets hurt. See Aggression.

If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.

A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.

Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.

The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about hearing music means being happy and celebrating with the people who are close to you. Listening to annoying music: meeting unpleasant people or finding tension among your friends. Making beautiful music: growing personal and domestic happiness. Jarring sounds: conflict and arguments in the family. See Orchestra.

Depth Psychology: Listening or hearing beautiful music: inner peace and harmony.

If the music is annoying, of course, it means the opposite.

The dream might also be an expression of your musical talent. Do you play an instrument? If so, what kind? See Dance.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

See conflict... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

If you have nightmares, try to understand the fears and the events in those dreams. They suggest that you might be holding on to be traumatic or guilt based conflicts. You may have a lot of powerful negative feelings that require reconciliation.

If nightmares continue for an extended period of time, the individual should consider obtaining professional counseling services. Nightmares are a direct result of overwhelming feelings of fear and helplessness, or a result of an unprocessed traumatic experience.

A nightmare is any dream that wakes you up because of its frightening and overwhelming images.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Nightmares suggest that you are holding on to very strong conflicts, which may be traumatic or guilt based. You may have a lot of powerful negative feelings which need to be reconciled.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

The number Nine is a triple of Three, and therefore, close to creation. It is also the planet Mars. Nine-people are fighters and don’t avoitl conflicts. Willpower, assertiveness, and the desire for independence is the key to their life. On the negative side. Nine-people have a tendency to be domineering, have a violent temper, are often careless, and—in a subordinate position—easily discouraged. Their impulsiveness and thoughdess, sharp words often inflict emotional pain on sensitive people. They have enormous strength—and are passionate and impulsive. Many exceptional traits could be developed, if concentration and a strong will would work together.

In general, the number Nine is a symbol for the end of a certain developmental and growing phase in your life. Nine is the end of the numbers—after that come numbers on a higher plane.

For instance, a pregnancy is completed after the ninth month. See Mars.

Nine-people have birthdays on the 9th, 18di, and 27th day of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

We are each obsessed in some degree. Few of us could walk down our road nude, or maybe even without shoes and socks. We take such obsessions for granted and accept them as norms, so we do not feel mentally unbalanced. When a similar power of feeling leads us to behaviour outside the norm we face our own doubts about ourself. Obsession in dreams may illustrate some anxiety, drive or desire which is leading us beyond our accepted norm, or the obsession may be used to escape the real feelings, such as childhood pain, or adult conflict and entrapment.

In past cultures the ideas or fears which obsess us would have been described as an evil spirit or ghost taking over the person. This is because the irrational obsession takes hold of us against our will, so this is quite an accurate image.

The obsessing factor may still appear in present day dreams in the form of a spirit or demon. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: At the end of the Great Flood, a dove comes back to Noah with an olive branch.

The olive and the olive branch (and the dove) are symbols of peace.

Vision: Looking at olives: a present conflict is coming to a peaceful conclusion. Eating an olive: a personal or love relationship will collide with “reality” and might end in a separation and/or divorce.

Depth Psychology: While olives may also represent erotic desires, they usually stand for the need for peace, kindness, and love for others. See Oil.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing an olive tree: conflicts in your family will end in peace and harmony.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we find ourselves opposed to someone in dreams, we often have some kind of emotional difficulty, which prevents us from understanding a conflict within ourselves. Once identified, we are able to resolve our problem in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms, any conflict in waking life could manifest as a personalized opponent or as opposition in dreams. How that opponent presents itself will often give us the information we need to deal with the problem.

For instance, an imp as an opponent might mean that we will have to deal with minor irritations first.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Anything in a dream that is opposite us may suggest difficulty in reconciling two paradoxes (good / bad, male / female etc.). This can sometimes suggest conflict. One thing deliberately put opposite another suggests a deliberate attempt to introduce discord. When something is deliberately moved from being opposite in a dream, any differences that we have may be reconciled.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream that the orchestra is playing harmoniously, then this represents integration of all the many aspects of yourself.

If the orchestra is playing disharmoniously, then this represents disharmony within yourself and that you have unresolved conflicting needs. See Music and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Witnessing an orgy in your dreams may comment on loose sexual morals or the desire to let down your hair and express some sexual freedom. It may reveal normal sexual conflicts, which may be repressed in your subconscious.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The unconscious mind appears to sort information by comparing and contrasting. Particularly when we are aware of conflict within ourselves, we may dream in pairs (e.G. Old / young, masculine / feminine, clever / stupid). It is almost as though there is some kind of internal pendulum, which eventually sorts out the opposites into a unified whole.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The unconscious mind appears to sort information by comparing and contrasting. Particularly when we arc aware of conflict within ourselves, we may dream in pairs (e.g. old/young, masculine/ feminine, clever/stupid). It is almost as though there is some kind of internal pendulum, which eventually sorts out the opposites into a unified whole.

2- A dream clarifying the masculine side of ourselves may be followed by a dream clarifying the feminine.

The juggling that goes on in this way can take place over a period of time. Often in dream interpretation looking at the opposite meaning to the obvious can give us greater insight into our mental processes.

3- The use of pairs in dreams is trying lo achieve a Spiritual balance.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at printed paper: you trust others. Torn paper: the conflict you have provoked is your own fault. Be very careful if you get involved in legal matters right now. Plain paper: an important document will suddenly play a large role. Writing or drawing on a piece of paper: you are preoccupied with a personal situation. Printed paper: you are asked to do a lot of unnecessary and unimportant paper work.

Depth Psychology: A plain piece of paper represents either immaturity and lack of experience, or is a sign that you are open to new thoughts and opinions. Paper with print: expect to receive new instructions or spiritual insights that will be useful to you. See Leaf, Newspaper, Writing.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing paradise: you hope for “heavenly” rewards; joyful days are ahead.

If you are in paradise: a never-ending para- disc on eardi does not exist; let go of your illusions.

Depth Psychology: A pleasant dream about paradise: you live in harmony with yourself and the world around you—or you hope to. Sensitivity and virtue will bring the peace you desire! Dreaming about two people in paradise: if the dream is pleasant, you just might find a little paradise on earth—a wonderful time with your partner, full of love and harmony.

If you are in the midst of a conflict, you only want a little piece of paradise to see you through a difficult time. Ethical and moral people have the best chance of finding a true “paradise on earth.”... Dreamers Dictionary

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Paralysis in a dream is frequent to many. Failure to walk, move, talk or scream is terrifying. It represents indecision to solve a problem, a conflict of some sort that faces the dreamer in waking hours. This kind of dream can continue for years, as long as the situation exists.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Watching a paralyzed person means difficult times ahead. Projects are being delayed. You are paralyzed: your plans are (or going to be) interfered with. Be patient and careful! See Illness, Invalid.

Depth Psychology: A dream about paralysis indicates that you are wTesding with problems or conflicts of your own making. Sometimes you are paralyzed by a hidden, unconscious fear over which you have no control. Are you sometimes paralyzed in your reactions? VVTiat is it that paralyzes you? Try to overcome this paralysis as soon as possible.... Dreamers Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreams of parents are seen in many different ways by different people. These interpretations range from unresolved conflicts with either or both parents, to unresolved conflicts with the male and female aspects of yourself.

The interpretation will depend on what other aspects were involved in the dream, and how you feel about your parents, in general.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about being at a park represent a temporary escape from reality. Parks in dreams indicate renewal, meditation, and spirituality. This is a common dream to have when you’re in a transition period after a personal conflict or the end of a love affair.

To dream that you are lost in a park indicates struggles with schoolwork, relationships or family. You are feeling alienated from people around you.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a peace sign indicates the conclusion of an emotional issue or inner conflict, and the beginning of a new phase of calmness and stability. It may also suggest your wish that everyone could get along.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see a pentagram in your dream represents the connection of your spirit to the earth, air, fire, and water. These elements contribute to various aspect of your well-being.

For this reason, your dream may signify protection. However, if you dreamed of an upside-down pentagram, this is idenitied with evil. This dream signifies conflict, negativity, materialism and aggression.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The peony—the “rose without thorns” is a symbol of the Virgin Mary.

Vision: A peony in bloom promises happiness in love. Receiving a peony as a gift: you have a secret admirer. Giving a peony as a gift: don’t be timid in your love relationship, have courage! Throwing the flower away or if the flower is wilted: a love affair is deteriorating. See Flower.

Depth Psychology: A beautiful peony always means good luck in matters of love.

A peony that has broken off: conflicts in your relationship.

A wilted peony: the relationship is deteriorating.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Several people in dream: not feeling lonely; involve­ment of many aspects of oneself in what is being dreamt about; social ability. Large crowds: enormous involvement of self in issue, one’s relationship or feelings about the social environment one lives in; in groups we have a feeling of being looked at or on view—how we relate to that may be depicted by what we are doing in the dream group. See party; roles.

Example: ‘I was outdoors with a group of people acting as leader. We were in the middle of a war situation with bullets playing around us. Maybe aeroplanes were also attacking. I was leading the group from cover to cover, avoiding the bul­lets’ (Paul W). Despite feeling attacked, either by external events, or from inner conflicts, Paul is using leadership skills to deal with his own fears and tendencies.

If a friend told us he had just had an argument with his wife and was going to leave her, we might sit down and counsel them by listening and helping them to son out the hun feelings from their long- term wishes. We might point out they had felt this way before, but it passed—in other words give feedback they had missed. In a similar way, our various emotions and drives often need this son of skill employed by ourself. This unifies us, leading to coping skills as in Paul’s dream.

Example: Walking alone through a small town. I was heading for a place that a group of people, in a street parallel to mine, were also heading for.

A person from the group tried to persuade me that the right way to get to the place was along the street the group was walking. I knew the street did not matter, only the general direction.

The person was quite dis­turbed by my independence. It made him or her feel uncenain co have their leader apparently questioned. I felt uncenain too for a moment’ (Ivor S).

A group of people, as in Ivor’s dream, can also depict how one meets the pressure of social norms. As social relationship is one of the most imponant factors outside personal survival—and survival depends upon it— such dreams help us to clarify our individual contact with society. Human beings have an unconscious but highly devel­oped sense of the psychological social environment. Ivor’s dream shows something we are all involved in—how we are relating to humans collectively. Are we in conflict with group behaviour and direction? Do we conform, but perhaps have conflict with our individual drives? Do we find a way between the opposites? Much of our response is laid down in child­hood and remains unconscious unless we review it.

In some dreams, a group of people represent what is meant by the word God. This may sound unlikely, but the uncon­scious, because it is highly capable of synthesis, often looks at humanity as a whole. Collectively humanity has vast creative and destructive powers which intimately affect us as individu­als. Collectively it has performed miracles which, looked at as an individual, appear impossible. How could a little human being build the Great Pyramid, or a space shuttle? The Bible echoes this concept in such phrases as Whatever you do to the least of one of these, you do to me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The people who appear in dreams are the characters with which we write our ‘play’. Often they appear simply as themselves, particularly if they are people we know or have a relationship with in the here and now. We may introduce them in order to highlight a specific quality or characteristic. We may also permit them into our dream scenario as projections of our inner life or stale of being. Finally, they may signify someone who is more important than the dreamer.

2- In order to disentangle the various types of ‘information’ which each character brings to the dreamer, it is often necessary to decide what or who each one makes us think of. That way we will reveal the deeper meanings and connections.

An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories which may, or may not, be painful.

A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. may suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy. Sometimes, rather than trying to decipher the meaning of the dream it is enough to look at what bearing the dream character’s actions have on the dreamer’s everyday life.

To interpret why the dreamer has adopted a particular role we would need to know a little bit more about his lifestyle. When there is some conflict within the dreamer between love and aversion for a particular person, we are more likely to dream about them.

Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of the dreamer’s thoughts and feelings. Similarly; there maybe a marked contrast in the way the dreamer handles a situation with two of his dream characters. It is as though two options are being practised. Composite characters As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasise one characteristic or quality in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to it.

The fact that it is not just one person emphasises the many-faceted human being. Every- character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person. Adolescent To dream of oneself as adolescent focuses on our undeveloped side. Dreaming of an adolescent of the opposite sex usually means dealing with a suppressed part of our development.

The emotions associated with adolescence are very raw and clear and such emotions arc accessible often only through dreams. There may be conflict over freedom. Ancestors Our customs, ways of behaving, morality and our religious feelings are all handed down from generation to generation. When we become conscious of our ancestors in a dream we are focusing on our roots. We may- understand ourselves through our relationship with the past. Authority Figures (such as magistrates, teachers etc. also see individual entries) Our concept of authority is first developed through our relationship with our father or father figure. Depending on how we were treated as children, our view of authority will be anything from a benign helper to an exploitative disciplinarian. Most authority figures will ultimately lead us back to what is right for us, although not necessarily what we might consider good for us. Authority figures in dreams initially appear to have power over us, though if worked with properly will generate the power to succeed. Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.

Baby To dream about a baby which is our own indicates that we need to recognise those vulnerable feelings over which we have no control. We may be attempting something new.

If the baby is someone else’s in the dream, we need to be aware of that person’s ability to be hurt, or that they may be innocent of something. Psychologically we are in touch with the innocent, curious side of ourselves, with the part which neither wants nor needs responsibility. Dreaming of a baby can indicate that, on a spiritual level, the dreamer has a need for a feeling of purity.

Boy To have a dream about a boy- shows the potential for growth and new experience.

If the boy is known he reflects recognised qualities in the dreamer. Psychologically, we may need to be in touch with ourselves at that age and with the innocent youthfulness and enthusiasm that a boy has. We are contacting our natural drives and ability to face difficulties.

Boyfriend To dream of a boyfriend, whether present or former, connects with the feelings, attachments and sexuality- connected with him.

To dream of having as a boyfriend someone whom you would not anticipate, indicates the need to have a greater understanding of the way you relate to men. Consideration may need to be given to the loving, nurturing side of masculinity. We are still searching for the ideal lover.

Carers such as nurses, nuns etc. This suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side of ourselves. Often it is that side of us which has been ‘called’ or has a vocation. Usually there is, for men, a non-sexual relationship. Child (who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) Dreaming of a child gives us access to our own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are still child-like and curious. When we are able to get in touch with that side of ourselves we give ourselves permission to clarify a potential for wholeness which we may not previously have recognised. Crowd Crowds in dreams can indicate how we relate to other people, particularly in a social sense. They may indicate how we can hide ourselves, or indeed how we hide aspects of ourselves and do not single out any one attribute. We may also be attempting to avoid responsibility.

A huge crowd suggests information which we may not be able to handle. Dictators (Hitler, Stalin etc.) If the dreamer has had an overbearing father, a known dictator may appear in dreams as representing that relationship. Emperor or Empress - see

Authority Figures and also King and Queen Ethnic minority Any aspect within ourselves which is out of the ordinary or different can manifest in dreams as a member of another race.

Girl When a girl of any age appears in our dreams we are usually attempting to make contact with the more sensitive, innocent side of ourselves. Those qualities of intuition and perception may be somewhat undeveloped but can be made available.

If the girl is known to us we probably are aware of those qualities, but need to explore them as though we were approaching them from the girl’s point of view.

If she is unknown, we can acknowledge that a fresh approach would be useful.

Girlfriend When a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s dream there arc usually issues to do with masculinity and femininity involved. There may be fears to do with sexuality.

If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in the dreamer’s mind, or she (the dreamer) needs to search for and find qualities belonging to the friend in her. Hero or any heroic figure falso see Archetypes) In a man’s dream the figure of the hero can represent all that is good in him, the Higher Self. In a woman’s dream he will suggest the Animus (see Introduction). When the hero is on a quest We are struggling to find a part of ourselves which is at this time unconscious (also see Quest). It is important that the darker forces are vanquished but not killed since they cannot be totally annihilated without harming the Wise Old Man (see Introduction). In other words, our eventual integration still needs the challenge of the negative.

The hero’s failure may be brought about inadvertently We all have a weak point through which we can be attacked.

To have such a dream indicates that we are not paying attention to the details in our lives or to that part of ourselves we tend not to have developed. We may be being warned of an element of self-neglect.

The death of the hero can often suggest the need to develop the more intuitive side of ourselves, to be born again to something new.

A conflict between the hero and any other dream character suggests a basic disharmony between two facets of our own character.

The hero often appears in dreams as an antidote to some hated external figure within the dreamer’s everyday life. High Priest, Astrologer, or anyone with similar esoteric knowledge (also see Archetypes and Authority Figures in this section) Any character within our dreams who appears to have knowledge of magical practices or similar types of knowledge is usually first introduction to the Higher Self. It is as though we can only become privy to this deeper knowledge by meeting our teacher first. Inadequate Person It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the Shadow (See Introduction). We ignore this aspect of ourselves at our peril and cannot afford to dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.

If we do not. we are continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.

Intruder (also see individual entry and Burglar) The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own Animus (see Introduction). In a man’s dream it characterises his Shadow (see Introduction). In either case it suggests the need for a change in attitude in order for the dreamer to be able to have a full and meaningful relationship with himself. King Almost invariably a king appearing in a dream represents the father or father figure.

A personality such as an emperor may- indicate that some of the father’s attitudes arc alien to the dreamer, but should perhaps be accepted. When the king is old or on the point of dying the dreamer will be able to reject outworn or old-fashioned family values. Ministers of all Religions (also see Authority Figures in this section and Archetypes) Ministers of all religions hold a special placc in the dream hierarchy; since their authority is given to them not by man alone, but to all intents and purposes by God or an ultimate power. There is therefore an ‘otherness’ about them. Man Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspcct or facet of the dreamer’s character in a recognisable form. Each of us has a repertoire or portfolio of behaviours, some of which are acceptable and some of which arc not. In dreams those behaviours and characteristics can be magnified so that thev are easily identified, often as personalities. By working with the characteristic, more energy and power becomes av ailable. Even when we are threatened by a negative character trait, we can still access room for improvement.

A man in a dream can identify the Shadow for a man, and the Animus for a woman (see Introduction).

An older man (if the man is white-haired or holy) can represent the innate wisdom we all have. Such a person can also signify the father in dreams. When a large man appears in our dreams we arc usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection which our basic beliefs give us.

A man in a woman’s dream signifies the more logical side of her nature. She has, or can develop, all the aspects of the masculine which enable her to function with success in the external world.

If the man is one she knows or loves she may be trying to understand her relationship with him.

An unknown man is generally that part of the dreamer’s personality which is not recognised. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the Self (see Introduction). Old People (also see Man and Woman) In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.

If the old person is male depending on the gender of the dreamer he will stand for either the Self or the Animus (see Introduction).

If female then she will signify the Great Mother or the Anima (see Introduction). .’Ml father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.

A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past - things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them. Pirate Dreaming of a pirate suggests there is an aspcct of our personality which destroys our emotional connection with the soul.

Prince (Hero) and Princess (also see Archetypes) These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by right; that is, those aspects which have been brought into conscious awareness and authority. As the hero has taken responsibility for his own journey, so the prince and princess take responsibility for the lives they live.

Queen (Not only the present queen, but a historical one such as Victoria) This usually represents the dreamer’s relationship with his mother, and thus with women in authority generally. Stranger (also see Shadow in Introduction) The stranger in a dream represents that part of ourselves which we do not vet know. There may be a feeling of awe or of conflict with which we need to deal before we can progress. Twins (including the mirror- image of a figure in the dream) (also see individual entry) Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality.

If they arc identical we may be recognising our ambiguous feelings about ourselves.

If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. Woman In a woman’s dream a woman, such as a family member or friend is often representative of an aspect of her own personality, but often one she has not yet fully understood. In a man’s dream such a figure denotes his relationship with his own feelings and with his intuitive side. It mav also show how he relates lo his female partner.

A goddess or holy woman signifies the highest potential for working with the Greater Good that the dreamer has. Oriental women appearing in dreams usually suggest the mysterious side of the feminine. In a man’s dream such a figure will often reveal his attitude to sexuality; while in a woman’s dream it will reveal more about her own intuitive transcendent jx)wers.

An older woman mostly represents the dreamer’s mother and her sense of inherited wisdom.

An unknown woman in dreams will represent either the Anima (see Introduction) in a man’s dream, or the Shadow (see Introduction) in a woman’s. It is the qualities of surprise and intrigue which allow us to explore further the relevance of that figure. We can gain a great deal of information bccausc the figure is unknown.

3- When we begin to work spiritually with ourselves, there is a gargantuan store of knowledge which can be worked on, and with, to enhance our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The people who appear in dreams are the characters with which we write our ‘play’. Often they appear simply as themselves, particularly if they are people we know or have a relationship with in the here and now. We may introduce them in order to highlight a specific quality or characteristic. We may also permit them into our dream scenario as projections of our inner life or state of being, or as ways of handling problems in our everyday life. Sometimes, rather than trying to decipher the meaning of the dream, it is enough to look at what bearing the dream character’s actions have on our everyday life. Below are interpretations of some of the most common interactions with people in dreams. Crowds in dreams can indicate how we relate to other people, particularly in a social sense. They may indicate how we can hide ourselves, or indeed how we hide aspects of ourselves and do not single out any one attribute. We may also be attempting to avoid responsibility.

A huge crowd suggests information that we may not be able to handle.

An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories that may, or may not, be painful.

A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. May suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy.

To interpret why we have adopted a particular role we would need to examine their lifestyle. When there is some conflict within us between love and aversion for a particular person we are more likely to dream about them. Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of our thoughts and feelings. Similarly there may be a marked contrast in the way we handle a situation with two of our dream characters. It is as though two options are being practised. As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasize one characteristic or quality in order to draw our attention to it.

The fact that it is not just one person emphasizes the many-faceted human being. Every character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The pig is taken in western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness and gluttony. We may be beginning to recognize these unattractive qualities in ourselves; without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastery of them. Ultimately, however, it is the qualities of intelligence and cunning that prevail.

If we dream of pigs and jewels together it shows there is a conflict between the lower, basic urges and higher spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitfulness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the destructive mother. Consult the information on archetypes in the introduction for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A pillar is a symbol of the tree of life, as well as the axis of the universe. It gives support to a structure and provides stability.

Vision: Seeing one or more pillars in your dream: you are very popular because people can depend on you. Also, when you are in trouble, you can always depend on support and help from others. Seeing a broken pillar: a friend is abandoning you when you need help the most.

If you are hoisting a pillar: you have accomplished something entirely by yourself, which is attracting people who will support you in the future. See Pole.

Depth Psychology: If die dream is not a sign of hidden sexual desires, die pillar is either a testament to the solid and strong foundation on which you have built your life, or it indicates the support you will receive in a difficult situation.

If the pillar is falling, you will face conflicts and no support from others.

The dream may also ask if you are as rigid as ua pillar of salt”? And if so why? See Salt.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In ordinary everyday life a pillow or cushion can offer support or comfort. So, in a dream, being conscious of a pillow may suggest such a need. Sometimes what the pillow is made of is important, and may have relevance in the interpretation of the dream.

For instance, a feather pillow would suggest gentle support, whereas a stone pillow would represent a degree of rigidity.

2- Sometimes, when the dreamer is going through a period of self-denial, he will deny himself any comfort symbolism and so his pillow may disappear.

To dream of a pillow fight indicates a mock conflict.

3- Spiritual comfort and ease are represented by the pillow.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see piranhas in your dream suggests that something is eating away at your unconscious. You need to release some of those pent up feelings and confront those issues that are causing internal conflict.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Healing, Medicine, Physician)

An alternative type of judgment dream. Many ancient cultures regarded widespread sickness as a sign of divine displeasure.

Blights perceived as being on your soul or spirit, like a curse.

Bitterness that rots away inside, creating all manner of dis-ease.

AIDS: In literal terms, AIDS is the plague of the 21st century, so this dream may express an honest fear playing itself out, or a homophobic reaction.

Leprosy: Feeling like your life is falling apart a little at a time, or that you are slowly losing yourself to someone or something. Alternatively, an experience or action that makes you feel “unclean” (see Din).

What or who does the plague affect? The answer to this question can reveal one’s anger, moral conflict, or prejudice pertaining to a group, person, or situation.... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Plaid clothing may point to conservative Ivy League attitudes that may be in conflict with your wild side.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of plaid suggests that your conservative views are in conflict with your wild side.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Plaited hair: girlhood. See hair under body. Plaiting rope, etc.: weaving together different influences in one’s life; uniting conflicting feelings or people; a triangle of people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

One whose words and actions are offensive and conflictive, unless they get their way; see “animals”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ariadne's Book of Dream

I he arrival of the police in your dreams may signify your need to keep the peace.

A police car may symbolize an internal authority that helps to resolve your inner conflicts. It may also suggest that you let go of guilt and self-judgment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The police officer in a dream represents the dreamer’s father.

Vision: Aside from the above, a police officer symbolizes constraint and control. Men dreaming about the police feel constrained and controlled. Seeing a policeman: do not get involved in other people’s arguments—you could be seriously harmed. Calling the police: a situation that might have resolved itself is now getting out of hand. Getting arrested: it is high time for you to change your behavior—you were out of control and your actions were ethically and morally suspect. Seeing police officers: what you are about to do is highly improper. Talking to the police: you want to settle a score with someone—however, do it person-to-person, without an audience. Seeing a female police officer: the dream will be emotional in nature.

Depth Psychology: The police officer is a symbol for the internal conflicts you have with conventional rules. On the other hand, the police officer wants to make sure that you at least obey the minor moral laws, and thus is the symbol of your conscience.

An unpleasant encounter with a policeman: a bad conscicncc or guilt feelings.

If the police come as “friends and helpers”: you are at peace with conventional norms, laws, and values.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Stagnant water, often symbolizing erotic feelings.

If the surface is calm, a balanced emotional life. As indicated in the saying “Still waters run deep,” it is also a symbol of deep feelings.

If the water in the pond is cloudy, it is often a symbol of sexual conflict.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If you eat pork in your dreams, you will encounter real trouble, but if you only see pork, you will come out of a conflict victoriously. See Bacon.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a particular position is highlighted in a dream it usually signifies our moral standpoint, or our position in life. It can also give an indication of how we arc handling situations in our lives.

For instance, something in the wrong position means we are going about things in the wrong way.

2- Our spirit, intellect, ideals and consciences are being brought to our attention when we dream of anything higher or above us. This applies also when dreaming of the upper part of anything (of a building or body, for example). Our altruism may be being brought into question. Anything underneath, below, or downstairs signifies the anarchic or immoral side of our personalities.

The sexual impulses can also be characterised in this way. Something appearing upside down emphasises the potential for chaos and difficulty.

The ‘ups and downs’ of situations in life can be experienced in dreams as the actual movement of one’s position, ‘fhe personality has a need to balance the heights and depths of its experience, and if this docs not happen a warning will usually appear in dream form. Back/Front Rejection and acceptance can be shown in a dream as seeing the back and front of something. Backward/ Forward Having the attention drawn to a backward and/or forward movement usually indicaes the potential to adopt a regressive bae kward-looki ng tendency. There is a need to retire into the past, rather than tackling lears and moving ahead. Centre falso see Shapes) To be conscious of the centre of any aspect of a dream is to be aware of a goal or objective, or perhaps even of the dreamer’s real Self. There is a need to be the centre of attention whatever the circumstances. Far/Near In dreams, space and time can become confused. Dreaming of something which is far awav, may indicate that it is far away in time. This may be future or past, depending on the dream.

A long way in front would be future, a long way behind would be past. Near or close would mean recently, or in the immediate.

Horizontal This usually symbolises the material world. Left The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality which we try to suppress. It is more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes. It is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.

The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct.

Low In dreams, feeling ‘low’ can suggest a sense of inferiority or humility. Often we will give way to submissive behaviour, and put ourselves in a lower position than others. Occasionally to be below something or someone can indicate a need to explore the underside or negativity of a relationship or situation. Opposite Anything in a dream which is opposite the dreamer may suggest some difficulty in reconciling two paradoxes (Good/bad. male/female, up/down, etc.). This may or may not suggest conflict. One thing deliberately put opposite another There is a deliberate attempt to introduce discord. Changing the position from opposite Differences maybe adjusted.

Right/Left The conflict between right and left is usually between logic and intuition. Right The right side represents the more dominant logical side. It is the consciously expressed, confident side which perceives the exterior world in perhaps a more objective sense. It is to do with ‘lightness’ that is, correctness and moral and social behaviour. Anything observed on the right side in dreams is usually significant as the dreamer progresses. Any pain experienced on the right side can also be interpreted in terms of drive. It also expresses the more masculine attributes. Movement to the right indicates that something is coming into conscious awareness. Straight Straight suggests a direct approach, the shortest way between two objects or places. Top To be at the top is to have succeeded in our endeavours.

To be on top is to have assumed control. Trying to reach the top suggests more effort is needed. Under/underneath Being underneath something suggests either taking shelter or submitting to someone else’s handling of us. It may also represent the part of us that we hide, or the part that is less capable.

Up, upper We have the capability of achieving a degree of supremacy. We are capable of getting the ‘upper hand’ in particular situations. We can move away from the mundane, ordinary- everyday world.

Vertical The vertical in dreams tends to represent the spiritual realm.

3- The points of the compass can be read spiritually.

The North signifies the Unknown, and hcnce sometimes darkness. It is spirituality within the world.

The East traditionally suggests birth and mystic religions. It also represents becoming ‘conscious’.

The South is representative of earthly passion and sensuality.

The West can symbolise death, but more properly the state after death when there is increased spiritual awareness. Traditionally, it can also represent the more logical side of our natures.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of spilling powder, or something being crushed into powder, it suggests that you are in a state of mental turmoil due to conflicting advice concerning an important decision. Get away by yourself and give your instincts a chance to work it out.

If you have any serious doubts about your ability to make the right decision, then get professional advice rather than friendly opinions.... My Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A popular toy appealing mostly to boys and based on the children’s cartoon, the appearance of a Power Ranger in a dream may comment on the freedom to play with your own power. As a play on words, it may accentuate the belief that power equals “our anger.” It may also reveal an inner conflict about accepting your spiritual power.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about praying: while the future will be blessed, you are in need of advice from an objective counselor or support from your family and/or friends. Your humility will make it possible for a wish to come true.

If you see or read a prayer book, it means comfort in your present sad situation. Seeing someone else praying: you have good friends who will always be on your side in times of need. Receiving a prayer book as a gift means that a very good person will help you. Losing a prayer book means losing a loyal friend. Throwing a prayer book away: you will be the cause of emotional conflicts. See Worship.

Depth Psychology: Prayers stand for humility and the faith you have in finding help in a dire situation. Sometimes it also means that a wish w ill be fulfilled. Praying in front of a cross is an expression of anxiety, fearing for one’s existence.

The soul is looking for God’s help; ask for it! The prayer book is a symbol of your need for comfort and better insight.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are procrastinating (putting off doing something), this represents your fear of change and your nervousness about seizing an opportunity. You may feel unready or unworthy in your current circumstances. You may also be conflicted with decisions about your future.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Both images clearly show your desire to understand yourself better. Dreaming of undergoing psychoanalysis: you are starting to make the connection between your actions and what is going on inside.

The psychologist is a sign that you are able to work through inner conflicts on your own. See Guru. Arc you afraid (usually without reason) that you are “going to lose it,” to go insane? If this dream recurs frequendy, see an appropriate dierapist and explore die reason for die dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The pulpit is a preacher s special place.

Vision: Seeing a pulpit or standing in one: you will appear in public and give a speech, or people are attacking you and you have to defend yourself. Standing in a pulpit also means that you want to influence and instruct others.

Depth Psychology: You are either prone to be a know-it-all who, with your “teachings,” gains power over others, or you are suffering because of a person with these character traits. Your motto should be: “Everybody is entitled to his own opinions—no matter how wrong they are.” Follow that advice or face lots of conflict.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve it we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty. Inflicting punishment suggests that we feel some aspect of our personality is out of alignment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a child recognises that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished.

Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expcct of ourselves.

2- When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve il we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty.

3- The concept of Divine Retribution that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves suggests a judgmental God. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depicts the internal pain, or fear of retribution, that occurs inside us due to conflict between our social training and internal drives.

The more rigidly moral we are, the more hell and punishment we dream about. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

If you are quarreling or arguing in your dream you may be experiencing some inner conflict.

The quarrel may reflect your own inability to resolve important issues, ideas, or values. Most likely, you may be experiencing ongoing difficulty with making decisions, cannot accept authority, or you may have carried an argument from your daily life into your dream. Very old dream interpretation books say that quarreling is a dream of the contrary and that you will have peace and harmony with your loved ones.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you are quarreling or arguing in your dream you may be experiencing some inner conflict.

The quarrel may reflect your own inability to decide on important issues, ideas or values. From a very pragmatic point of view, you may be experiencing difficulty with authority figures or you may have carried an argument from your daily life into your dream. Traditionally, quarreling is a contradictory dream that means you will have peace and harmony with your loved ones.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Conflict within the dreamer. See people—it de­scribes some of the main areas of human conflict. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Inner conflict and contradictions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream that we are quarrelling with someone indicates an inner conflict.

For a man to be quarrelling with a woman, or vice versa, signifies a conflict between drive and intuition.

To be quarrelling with authority, e.g. police, indicates a conflict between right and wrong.

2- Depending on the other aspects of the dream, quarrelling can suggest that there is conflict between what we have been taught and what we believe. Often, such a conflict can onlv be resolved through an outburst of emotion.

3- Spiritual conflict or a conflict between the spiritual self and the physical can appear in dreams as a quarrel.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritual conflict or a conflict between the spiritual self and the physical can appear in dreams as a quarrel. It is a passionate dispute, so suggests that there is extreme feeling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Depending on the other aspects of the dream, quarrelling can suggest that there is conflict between what we have been taught and what we believe, or rather what we have come to believe. Often such a conflict can only be resolved through an outburst of emotion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream that we are quarrelling with someone indicates an inner conflict.

To be quarrelling with authority, e.G. Police, indicates a conflict between right and wrong.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a man to be quarrelling with a woman, or vice versa, signifies a conflict between drive and intuition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a rabbi suggests uncertainty about a situation in your recent past. It may be a value conflict in which you have said yes or no to someone but then regretted it later.

A rabbi handing you an object within a dream implies that you have the gift of discretion and diplomacy. Making amends for your faulty decision will be easier than expected.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Eating raisins means conflicts with a neighbor; it is also a warning about how you spend your money. Looking at stale raisins: forgotten things from the past burden your mind. Seeing raisins in a cake: very favorable opportunities are waiting for you. Picking raisins out of a cake: you will have to face a side of life that is not very comfortable.

Depth Psychology: Raisins (and dried fruit): something from the past, something you have lost, or something that has died is coming up again. Maybe you only want the raisins, not the rest of the cake—thereby avoiding unpleasant experiences?... Dreamers Dictionary

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

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of a green, peaceful ravine, you must expect to work hard for what you want. Otherwise, a ravine in your dream suggests that you are under tension due to emotional conflict. You might need some extra help coping - seek the advice of a friend or a counselor.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In working situations we are not often able to express our rebelliousness, perhaps at being asked to perform a particular task we don’t consider necessary. As a dream character we can find out from the rebel what it is that is really disturbing us.

A rebellion or revolution would occur in dreams if a position became completely untenable. Consult the entry for conflict for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of rebellion reflect a desire to assert your individuality and face the anarchy within yourself as you resist your own controlling behavior. You are undergoing great change and transformation, as you are grappling with your own conflicting needs.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Receiving a recipe: it’s time to examine your character. Stop making excuses or lying to yourself about your weaknesses. See Pills.

Depth Psychology: What is the recipe about? Sometimes it refers to your attempt to find “the right recipe for living,” or “the golden mean” in a conflict, or the right “ingredients” to deal with emotional contradictions and desires.

The dream is often full of very helpful advice!... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Bride, Engagement, Groom, Marriage, Parents)

These dreams frequently relate to real-life scenarios in which the relationships in the dream mirror those from waking hours. If, however, the relationship takes on different dimensions in the dream, this may reflect your hopes or fears for that association.

Building a relationship with strangers in your dream can indicate building similar bridges between your ego and psyche for self-actualization. It can also reveal a more social attitude developing in which you’re not so shy about extending yourself to others.

Antagonistic relationships in dreams usually divulge your own hostility and conflicts with the persons seen. Alternatively, this may be self-hatred. In either case, the source of the anger needs to be detected and reconciled.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreams have a way of introducing or rather reintroducing us to truths which we have long known to be.

If spirituality is taken to be an inner truth, and religion as that which links us back to source, then it must be the case that religious imagery partly assists in that function of recognition. Using images that cannot be interpreted successfully in any other way reinforces the idea of spirituality being something separate in us. Because the images are so specific they may be startling.

2- When the individual, through deliberate or spontaneous neglect, denies himself access to the store of religious imagery in waking life, dreams will often react to this lack and try to compensate by jolting the dreamer back into an awareness of his inner spirit. In today’s society it is very easy to fasten on the hypocritical aspects of religion and to acccpt that hypocrisy. It is also easy to make the assumption that the outward forms of religion often deny the existence of a true inner reality. This rejection can be valid, since it is not until the individual accepts responsibility for his own existence that true spirituality emerges.

If spirituality the inner truth that we all hold is neglected, it will not go away: it will simply reappear in its negative and terrifying form. In waking life the closest image we have to that is the Devil (see Devil), or the more vengeful Indian gods. Our own personalised demons can be more frightening than those.

3- If we are prepared to accept that each truth will have its own personal slant, and that we must get back to the basic truth, all dreams can be interpreted from a spiritual point of view. This is especially true of religious imagery. Most interpretations have had to be stated in general terms and are given here only as guidelines. When the reader can throw away the book and say that the interpretations are not valid, then he will have taken on personal responsibility.

Angel In spiritual terms the angel symbolises pure being and freedom from earthly matters.

Angels tend to be androgynous, and arc not recognised either as male or female. There is a hierarchy of angels; 1) Angels (the realm closest to the physical), 2) Cherubim and 3) Seraphim. As more people are seeking spirituality; there are those who have become more aware of the angel form, particularly in dreams. It is vital that the dreamer is able to differentiate between the personalised aspect of the Higher Self, and the angelic form, since they arc similar but different. Dark angels are reputed to be those angelic beings who have not yet totally rejected the ego or earthly passions. When this image appears in a dream, we are being alerted to a spiritual transgression, which often has already happened. Warning angels usually symbolise what should not be clone. Buddha (also see individual entry) The figure of Buddha appearing in dreams highlights the necessity to be aware of the Qualities of Being which Buddha taught. It links us to the power of renunciation and of suffering, but in the sense that experience of suffering is valid. Ceremony/Ritual (also see individual entries) Ceremony and ritual are all part of the heightening of awareness which occurs on the path to spirituality. In dream ceremony the images are even more vivid.

Christ appearing in dreams epitomises the recognition of the ability to reconcile the physical and the spiritual, God and Man. He personifies Perfect Man, a state to which we all aspire. Appearing on the cross he signifies redemption through suffering. We do not need to be crucified physically to suffer.

The ideal Christ is that part of ourselves which is prepared to take on our portion of the sufferings in the world by- working within the world.

The anarchic Christ is the part of us whose love and lust for life permit us to break through all known barriers.

The Cosmic Christ is the part that is prepared to take on Cosmic Responsibility that is, to be connected with the Universal Truth. While these aspects have been spoken of in Christian terms, obviously they- are also present in all religious figures. Church, chapel, temple (also see Church Buildings) We all are aware of our need for sanctuary from the batterings of the everyday world. Within the church we / are free to form a relationship with our own personal God. In dreams we may also have the realisation that our body is our temple. Church or Religious Music These sounds, dedicated to the perception of God that one has. are sacred sounds and are a way of expanding the spirit. Crucifixion images in a dream link with the human being’s need to sacrifice himself through passion and through pain. Devil (also see individual entry) In dreams the Devil represents temptation. This often arises from the repressed sexual drives which demand attention. It may also signify the Shadow (see Introduction). Ghosts (also see individual entry) Independent forces within, which arc separate from the individual’s will. It will depend on the dreamer’s belief as to whether lie accepts the appearance of ghosts as psychological or spiritual apparitions. Gods/Goddesses (also see individual entries) We are each given the opportunity to make real our fullest potential. In doing so, we must undertake an exploration and possibly a confrontation of our perception of gods and goddesses.

Hell is a state of being where nothing is ever as it seems and could be thought of as continually existing in a state of negative illusion. Reputedly it is a state of Spiritual Agony where one’s worst dreams are fulfilled. Heaven is a state of being where the energy is of such a high frequency that there is no suffering. In dreams it appears when the individual is transmuting his awareness into dimensions other than the physical. It is reputedly a placc where bliss exists. It is also known as Nirvana and Samadhi. Holy Communion The belief that Christ’s body was transmuted into heavenly food symbolised by the Last Supper appears in dreams as the intake of spiritual food. Holy Communion represents a sacred sharing. Icon (also see individual entry) An icon is a representation of a religious figure or concept. It can, through usage, become revered as a holy object in its own right. Incense (also see individual entry) Incense is an offering to the gods and a physical form of prayer through perfume and smoke. Initiation takes place when some barrier is transcended to enable us to have access to other ways of being.

Mary, the Mother of God/Virgin Mother flic symbolism of Mary, both as the maiden and as the mother, is a potent one. She epitomises all that is woman, and all that is holy Moses often appears in dreams as the holy figure who will lead us out of difficulty.

Old and New Testaments or all religious books A resource and a repository for knowledge is available in dream imagary this will often appear as books. Priest/Prophet A conflict between the present and the future.

A Religious Service is the act of worship which is used to bring people together. It is recognised in dreams, perhaps as an act of integration of the whole self, and as an illustration that the whole is greater than the parts. Third Eye This is the developed clairvoyant perceptiveness that comes with spiritual development. It is the Third Eye of Buddha and symbolises unity and balance. In no case does it represent a physical quality, though it is thought to link with the pineal gland.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If a reptile attacks you in a dream, there will be trouble of a serious nature ahead for you.

If you succeed in killing it, you will finally overcome obstacles.

To see a dead reptile come to life, denotes that disputes and disagreements, which were thought to be settled, will be renewed and pushed with bitter animosity.

To handle them without harm to yourself, foretells that you will be oppressed by the ill humor and bitterness of friends, but you will succeed in restoring pleasant relations.

For a young woman to see various kinds of reptiles, she will have many conflicting troubles. Her lover will develop fancies for others.

If she is bitten by any of them, she will be superseded by a rival. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

A dream in which the right side of anything, or a right turn or direction is featured, suggests that you are caught in a conflict between your desires and your morals. Let your conscience be your guide.

To dream of being right-handed if you are not, predicts a pleasant rise in social status.

If you dream of being right in an argument, you need to use logic instead of being ruled by emotion when it comes to arguments. Also see “Arguing”... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a rope; you will soon make a commitment to a relationship. Untangling a rope: you are very tolerant and compassionate, and this makes a great impression on others. Climbing a rope: because of your courage and determination you will reach your goal. Seeing a tightrope: you are letting yourself be dragged into a very risk)’ adventure. Also, someone might be setting a trap for you.

If you are the tightrope acrobat: your serenity is threatened by others. You have lost the ground under your feet! Crashing to the ground: severe emotional conflicts are ahead. See String.

Depth Psychology: The rope represents your dependence on other people or things. Maybe you are asking others to pull with/or for you.

The acrobat on a tightrope (if the walk is successful) represents inner balancc or (if the crossing is not successful) the lack of it.

If the rope is strung very tight: be more tolerant toward others.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

A dream about sabotage represents emotional conflicts in the dreamer’s life. You may feel stuck between doing what you feel is right, and how you think others expect you to act. You need to get rid of your old attitudes and former ways of thinking.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(arb. Encompassing the two hills of Safa and Marwa; Mecca; Rituals of the pilgrimage) Encompassing the two hills of Safa and Marwa in a dream denotes one’s righteousness and correctness. It also means reconciliation between two people, quelling a conflict, mediating between two people and bringing about a just and a peaceful agreement.

If the one who is walking between the two hills in the dream is a judge, it means that he will be just and equitable.

If he is a husband, it means that he will be just with his wife, or true to his parents.

If one is ill, it means that he will recover from his illness and return to earning his livelihood. (Also see Rituals of the pilgrimage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of sausage embodies the male genitalia and possible conflicts you may be experiencing in sexual matters. It also represents the importance of objects in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing or working with a saw: someone is out to humiliate or irritate you. Hearing someone use a saw: you are in need of a break—your nerves are irritated. Watching someone use a saw: somebody has disappeared and now you have to face the damage by yourself. Seeing a dull saw: you are working with inferior tools and won’t succeed. Seeing wood shavings: your work is creating useless “garbage.” See File.

Depth Psychology: The saw is a sign that you are overly critical and at times too cynical. Working with a saw: you need to solve conflicts and problems on your own.

The dream might also suggest you let go of a relationship. Sometimes the saw indicates sexual desires that call for attention.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a scar on your body: you are still dealing with a recent painful conflict you had with another person. Should you meet a person shordy after this dream, be careful.

The relationship will evennially disappoint you.

Depth Psychology: A scar is a reminder of a painful experience from the past, even if the “wound” has already healed. Who or what left you scarred?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a sunny landscape or beautiful scenery: many of your wishes will come true; you can look forward to happy times.

If the scenery is dark and cloudy: conflicts with the world around you. What else do you see— Meadows, Mountains, \ alley, Water?... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

This integration dream is showing you aspects of yourself with which you’ve denied association. This dream is giving you an opportunity to integrate your polarities, shadow/light, masculine/feminine, and seeming conflicting needs.

The message of this dream is to release judgements, shame and blame about any aspect of yourself, as you embrace your self in the light of the divine. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are schizophrenic, symbolizes your conflict between two ideas, opinions or ways of approaching life. You could also feel stuck between two people or groups in your life who want different things from you. You are feeling torn apart by this conflict - you must make a decision about the person who you want to become, and then act accordingly to make it happen.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

of the universe dreams Writers commonly quote the experience of William James who, while under anaesthetic, dreamt he found the secret of the universe. What he was left with was the doggerel ‘Higamus Hogumus women are mo­nogamous—Hogumus Higamus, men are polygamous’ The conclusion is that dreams cannot be truly revelatory. While it may be true to say that some such dreams contain little which adds to the dreamer’s understanding, some dreams give in­sights which profoundly alter the dreamer’s future attitudes or actions.

Revelatory dreams are more common to men than women. This may be because more men concern themselves with questions of what the universe is.

If the dreamer creates a mental or emotional tension in themselves through the inten­sity with which they pursue such questions—and we need to accept that often such intensity anses out of anxiety regarding death and one’s identity—then the self-regulatory process of dreaming might well produce an apparent revelation to ease the tension. On the opposite tack, research into mental func­tioning during dreaming, or in a dreamlike state as in research using LSD, shows that there is an enormously increased abil­ity to access associated ideas, allow feeling responses and achieve novel viewpoints. Freud pointed out that dreams have access to greater memory resources and associated ideas. P H. Stafford and B.H. Golightly, in their book dealing with LSD as an aid to problem solving, say that this dreamlike state en­ables subjects to ‘form and keep in mind a much broader picture . . . imagine what is needed—for the problem—or not possible . . . diminish fear of making mistakes*. One subject says ‘1 had almost total recall of a course I did in thermodynamics; something I had not given any thought to in years.’

Although humans have such power to scan enormous blocks of information or experience, look at it from new an­gles, sift it with particular questions in mind and so discover new connections in old information, there are problems, oth­erwise we would all be doing it.

The nature of dream con­sciousness, and the faculties described, is fundamentally dif­ferent to waking awareness, which limits, edits, looks for specifics, avoids views conflicting with its accepted norm, and uses verbalisation.

A nonverbal, symbolic scan of massive in­formation is largely lost when translated to waking conscious­ness.

My experience is that the content of revelatory dreams is almost wholly lost on waking.

If the individual explores the dream while awake, however, and dares to take consciousness into the realm of the dream, then the enormous waves of emotional impact, the massive collection of details, the per­sonality changing influence of major new insights, can be met.

The reason most of us do not touch this creative process is in fact the same reason most of us do not attempt other daring activities—it takes guts. See creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about being sentenced: you need to take care of a few unpleasant matters. Someone is sentenced to death or sent to prison: you are involved in a questionable matter that could cost you your reputation. You are pronouncing sentence: someone is right and you are wrong.

Depth Psychology: A dream about sentencing means that you are setding a score with yourself (if you are the defendant) or with the outside world (if you are the judge). Maybe you are revisiting an old argument. Or one pan of you is in conflict with and is sitting in judgment over another part of you? Sometimes people work through an actual legal argument in their dreams. Were you the defendant in the dream or the prosecutor? The rest of the dream symbols should provide additional insight.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of having separate identities suggests that you are feeling torn apart and divided. Your feelings are pulling you in opposite directions. You could also feel stuck between two people or groups in your life who want different things from you. You are feeling torn apart by this conflict - you must make a decision about the person who you want to become, and then act accordingly to make it happen.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The serpent is a symbol of self-renewal and profound wisdom, and also of the dragon.

Vision: Seeing a serpent: be careful dealing with other people— somebody has it in for you—a healthy mistrust would be prudent.

If you are bitten by a serpent: avoid disagreements and don’t get involved in the affairs of others—both could have potentially harmful consequences. Are you trapped in an unhappy relationship? In a young girl’s dream, serpents frequently indicate a rear of the power of male sexuality. In the dream of a mature woman, the dream might indicate fear of a rival. In a man’s dream, seeing a serpent could mean that a woman wants to seduce him. It could also be a warning that a conniving woman is after him, or about false friends or deceitful people. In general, however, the serpent is a phallic symbol and being bitten by a serpent indicates repressed desires for sex and erotic pleasures, which will soon be more powerful than ever. Seeing a white serpent: you will receive either a wise or a secret message.

If a serpent is shedding its skin: you have grown beyond your limitations, because you have shed your timeworn existence and personality. Looking at the serpent of the caduceus (the symbol of physicians): your emotional conflicts will be healed. See Viper.

Depth Psychology: The serpent symbolizes psychic energy.

For women, it is a symbol of a fear of, as well as a desire for, male sexuality, though it can also be used as a weapon against the opposite sex. As a phallic symbol, the serpent might refer to temptation, seduction, and unbridled urges.

A white, yellow, or golden serpent means spiritual insight and experience; a red serpent stands for strong sexual needs; an orange-colored serpent refers to a combination of idealism, emotions, and sexuality; a blue serpent stands for religiosity; a violet serpent is a symbol of intellectual power; a green serpent promises emotional energies and budding hopes. In any case, the serpent awakens unconscious energies that influence your feelings, urges, and instincts, bringing them into awareness where they will shape your personality.

The serpent can and will greatly increase your self-knowledge. It is a very important dream symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

in dreams Although sex is symbolised in many dreams, where it appears directly it shows that the dreamer is able to accept their sexual urges and hurts more easily. What is then imponant is to attempt an understanding of what setting or drama the sexual element occurs in. Our psychological and sexual natures, like our physical, never stand still in develop­ment unless a pain or problem freezes them at a particular level of maturity. Therefore our sexual dreams, even if our sex life is satisfactory, show us what growth, what new challenge, is being met.

Example: My lover was standing behind me, and John, my husband, was standing in front of me. I was asking John to have sex with me and at the same time thinking, “Oh, hell, if he does he will think we have something going between us.” I felt no flow towards John but felt somehow I was trying to tell my lover that I was desirable’ (Sally A). Sally’s dream needs no interpretation. Such clear dreams show that Sally is ready to be directly aware of what she is doing in her relationships.

If the sex in the dream is deeply symbolised, it suggests the dreamer is less willing to be aware of their motivations or connected painful feelings. Even though Sally’s dream was clear, it was still dealing with an area of her sexuality she was not clearly conscious of.

If she had been aware, it is doubtful whether she would have dreamt it.

Example: ‘I was in a farmyard.

A small boy climbed all over the bull. It became terribly angry. It had been chained without attention too long. Now it tore away and sought the cows.

The gates were closed, but the bull smashed through the enclosing fence. I rushed to the fence and sat astride it, but on seeing that the bull smashed it like match wood, I looked around for some safe place.

The bull charged the first cow to mount it, but so terrible was its energy and emotion that it could not express as sex. It smashed the cow aside as it had done the fence. Then it rushed the next and tossed it over its head, charging and smashing the next. I climbed into somebody’s garden, trying to get out of the district’ (Arthur J). Although this dream depicts Arthur’s chained’ sexual drive using the bull, it is still fairly obvious.

If we consider the setting and plot of the dream, as suggested above, we see that Arthur is desperately trying to avoid responsibility for, or try­ing to escape, his own sexual drive—figuratively ‘sitting on the fence’.

Example: ‘My husband and I were walking down a road. We were going in the same direction together. I started to sing with a very happy feeling but then felt I should stop because he would say the happiness was because I had had sex. I sensed he knew what I was thinking as I walked along. He then quietly began to sing and the dream ended with me smiling to myself. We had sexual cut off for four weeks but had made love that afternoon’ (Joan W). In talking about this dream Joan said she felt it slightly embarrassing to admit that sex gave her feelings of happiness. She liked to believe she was perfectly happy without it. It is probably out of the slight conflict between her conscious attitude and her feeling of well-being after sex that the dream was produced. See ani­mals; adolescent; affair; devil, Christ, Shadow under arche­types; bag; banana; bed; example in bite; black person; breasts and penis under body; bud; candle; cane; castration; ceremony, ritual; clothes; compensatory theory; cuckoo; cup; dam; dance; third example in danger; defence mecha­nisms; dragon; drum; emotions, mood; ejaculation; second example under evil; founh example under husband in family; feelings; homosexuality; horns; hostility; example in door under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; insects; jun­gle; kiss, left, right; lift; second example under light; man; masturbation; mirror; murder; nest; oval; pole; prostitute; purse; rape; refrigerate; religion and dreams; first example under reptiles; sadism; sex while asleep; wordplay, puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a child is first born, its first awareness is of itself as an individual. It has to learn that it is now separate from its mother and cope with the separation. It begins to become ‘conscious’ of itself, and of its need for warmth, comfort and love. One vital stage of growth is the baby’s fascination with its own body and the ability to be physical. This is as much to do with what feels comfortable and nice how it feels to be in one’s own skin, as it were. It is at this point that lie or she learns about touch, whether il is nice to touch or be touched, and even if touch is permissible. If, for instance, the child is handled roughly, there may be a fear of being touched, which may later manifest as a sexual difficulty.

While the original trauma may be suppressed, it will often surface in dreams when the time is appropriate. Real growth takes place when the individual is not afraid of the curiosity which allows an innocent exploration of his own body. Dreams will often allow us to explore this physicality in a safe way.

2- Dreams highlight the whole range of the individual’s sexuality. Only if lie ignores his own sexual nature and fails to appreciate his own life force do the negative aspects make themselves obvious in dreams. This is a natural attempt to balance the waking state which may have been over-intcllectu- aliscd, or over-dramatised. Contact with others then bcconies necessary; and often this need will make itself apparent in dreams. Various aspects of sex and sexuality can be interpreted as follows: Bisexuality Within ourselves we hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and there is often conflict between the inner and the outer. This can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality and a need for some kind of union with members of both sexes. Castration in a dream suggests fear of loss of masculinity and sexual power.

Clothes in sexual dreams can have particular relevance often to do with the dreamer’s perception of him or herself: being fully clothed would suggest some feeling of .guilt.

Contraception Dreaming of contraception can indicate a fear of pregnancy and birth. Ejaculation/Emission The images in a dream prior to orgasm can suggest the nature of the dreamer’s attitude to sex and sexuality.

The conflicts which arise in the dreamer because of his sexual desire for someone can be dealt with in the dream state through dreaming of emission or orgasm. Fetishes Fetishes arc a fixation 011 an external object without which there can be 110 sexual act. This is a little akin to a child not being able to go to sleep without his comforter. There is some evidence for the belief that, at an unconscious level, man would prefer a life of celibacy and, by projecting his energies onto an object, he abdicates responsibility. In dreams, therefore, a fetish can highlight fear, immaturity and lack of capability. Hermaphrodite (also see Individual Entry) Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) suggests either bisexuality, which is an erotic attraction to both sexes, or androgy ny the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities. Homosexuality is taken to mean the desire for sex with a partner who is the same sex. More properly, it is a desire for someone who is the same as oneself. It is this aspect that comes across in dreams.

If the dreamer can identify what is similar to himself or herself in ways that arc not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted. Incest (also see individual entry) in a dream usually characterises the need for expressed love that is, love expressed in a more tactilc way. In dreams incest can highlight guilty feelings about one’s parents or members of the family. Intercourse (or petting) The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate level can translate itself into intercourse in a dream.

If intercourse is interrupted the dreamer may have inhibitions of which he or she is not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of one’s personality; If a child is then born that integration has been successful. Kiss This can indicate a mark of respect or a desire lo stimulate the dream partner. It suggests we should be aware of what arousal we ourselves need. Masochism The desire to hurt oneself or to be hurt in dreams through sex arises from two causes.

The first is to be a martyr (to suffer for one’s ‘sins’) and the second to feel extreme emotion of one sort or another. We mav not allow ourselves to feel deeply in everyday life.

Masturbation The child learns to comfort himself through masturbation, so dreaming of masturbation is a need for comfort. Perversion When sexual perversion appears in dreams we are avoiding, or attempting to avoid, issues to do with closeness and bonding.

Phallus Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine. It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form. It is resurrection and the renewal of life. Rape Any image of rape appearing in dreams can be as much to do with violation of personal space as with the sexual act. Sexual rape is unlikely to appear in the dreams of, for instance, sexually abused children. It may only appear as an image when the adult is ready to deal with the trauma. Sadism (also see individual entry) Sadism appearing in a dream would suggest that it is probably a counterbalance to the dreamer’s conscious way of being in the world. In everyday life he may be cither very timid, in which case the dream is an escape mechanism or. in having to be dominant and controlling in everyday life, the unconscious shows its need to be controlled.

Semen Dreams have an odd way of throwing up images of primitive rites and practices of which we may have no conscious knowledge. Many of these are representations of the sexual act. Semen is the sign of masculinity and of physical maturitv and is often seen in dreams as some other milkv fluid.

Sexuality in a dream, in the sense of feeling desire for someone else most often of the opposite sex is a basic primeval urge for closeness and union with that person. It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost.

The other character in the dream represents the closcst we can get to that part.

If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but for most of us we have a desire to be united with everything which is not part of our own ego. Such a dream, which highlights the feelings we are capable of having, provides information to enable us to understand our own needs. Transvestism This signifies a confusion so far as gender is concerned in dreams. Venereal Disease In a dream this can suggest awareness of some kind of contamination. This need not necessarily be of a sexual nature, but could also be emotional.

3- Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or. if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to the dreamer and their understanding of themselves to determine which it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: Many times in my adult life I have woken to find I have made love to my wife while asleep. Or I wake to discover myself in the middle of the sexual act. At such times I have usually been avoiding my sexual drive and it has burst through to fulfil itself while I was asleep or under the sway of dreams.

For instance most times this hap­pened I have been in the middle of a dream in which there is a sense of absolute imperative that I must make love/have sex.

It is like being lost in a storm of glamour and fantasy or vision in which I am totally involved.

The whirl of the “dream” is towards the wonder, totality of the need to have sex. As this imperative is expressed in my still spontaneous, dreaming physical action, the experience of sex is also visionary and enormous’ (Charles W).

This fairly common dreaming experience demonstrates powerfully how dreams are an expression of a self regulatory or compensatory action in the psyche and body. Charles says that he had been restraining his sexual activity. This shows the enormous gulf which can exist between what we will to do as a conscious personality, and what our being needs to do or wishes to do outside conscious decision making.

The ‘glamour and fantasy’ Charles describes are regular features of how these deeper needs make themselves known, or attempt to coerce the conscious mind, into fulfilling the need.

If we reject the fantasy, the unconscious processes will attempt a more radical approach, as in actual physical movement while we sleep. This may have given rise to ideas about possession or devils in past ages, when it was not understood that we can split our mind by such conflicts. Fear of the possessing’ influ­ence actually heightens its power through suggestion. It is much better to understand what one’s needs are, and seek an acceptable fulfilment. See abreaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The number of sides the shape has will be significant (See Numbers), as will the colours (See Colours). At a certain stage of development the geometric shapes which will give the individual a greater understanding of the abstract world begin to appear in dreams. It is as though the old perception of form is beginning to take on a new- meaning and interpretation.

2- The dreamer accepts the nature of things as they are, and can look at the fundamental structure of his nature. He can appreciate the basic shape his life is taking without placing emotional inhibitions in the way.

3- Various shapes and patterns can be interpreted as:

The Centre The centre symbolises the point from which everything starts. In relation to shape, il Ls the point from which the pattern grows. Circle The circle represents the inner being or the Self (see Introduction). It is also unity and perfection.

A circular object such as a ring may have the same meaning as the circle.

A circle with a dot in the centre can signify the soul in completion. It is sometimes taken to represent Woman.

Crescent (including the sickle and crescent moon) This signifies the feminine, mysterious power which is intuitive and non-rational. Cross Any cross stands for the realisation (in the sense of making real) of spirit into matter. Moving through the symbol of the sword to the equal armed-cross, from there to the cross of suffering and crucifixion, and finally to the Tau of perfection, the soul learns through experience to overcome the obstacles to spiritual progression.

The four arms pointing in opposite directions signify conflict, anguish and distress, but ultimately going through these to reach perfection.

The hung cross with the figure of Christ represents the sacrifice of self for others.

The intersection signifies the reconciliation of opposites.

The three upper arms are said to stand for God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but more property thcv indicate any Divine Trinity.

Cube

see Square Diamond A diamond in a dream indicates that we have greater and lesser options available. Hexagram A hexagram is a geometric figure which symbolises the harmonious development of the physical, social and spiritual elements of human life and its integration into a perfect whole. Oval The oval is symbolic of the womb, and also of feminine life. Called the Vesica Piscis, it is the halo which completely encircles a sacred figure.

Patterns (in cloth, mosaic etc.) In dreams the patterns which appear as part of the scenario can categorise how we handle the patterns and perhaps repeated behaviours in our lives. Pent a gram / Pent angle / Pentagram - see Star Sphere The sphere has a similar meaning to the globe (see individual entry), and indicates perfection and completion of all possibilities. Spiral (also see labyrinth in L Section) The spiral is the perfect path to evolution.

The principle is that everything is continually in motion, but also continually rising or raising its vibration.

If the spiral is towards the centre we are approaching our own centre by an indirect route.

A clockwise spiral, moving outward to the right is a movement towards consciousness and enlightenment.

If counterclockwise the movement is towards the unconscious, probably regressive behaviour. There is also a connection with the navel or solar plexus as the centre of power. Square or Cube The square or cube signifies the manifestation of spirit into matter. It represents the earthly realm as opposed to the heavens.

A square within a circle suggests the act of ‘becoming’ or taking on form.

The figure within a square is the Self or perfect Man. Any square object signifies the enclosing and feminine principle. Star The star, particularly if it is a bright one, indicates the individual’s hopes, aspirations and ideals. It is those things we must reach for.

The five-pointed star or pentagram evokes personal magic, and all matter in harmony.

To be correct, the star should point upwards. In dreams it signifies the dreamer’s ownership of his own magical qualities and aspirations.

If it is pointing downwards it symbolises evil and witchcraft.

The six- pointed star, or Star of David, is made up of one triangle pointing upward and another pointing downward: the physical and the spiritual arc joined together in harmony to create wisdom. Twelve stars signify both the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Apostles. Swastika The swastika with its arms moving clockwise portrays Ideal Man and the power lie has for good. In Eastern symbolism it signifies the movement of the sun.

The swastika moving counter-clockwise in this form signifies all that is sinister and wrong. It was always recognised that Hitler had connections with magic. It is not known whether his choice of swastika was deliberate or not.

Triangle The triangle represents Standing Man, with his three parts body; mind and spirit (or being). Consciousness and love manifest through his physicality. There is potential still to be realised.

If the triangle points upwards, human nature moves towards the Divine.

If it is pointing down it is spirit seeking expression through the physical.

The triangle can also represent family relationships that is, father, mother and child. There is a game based on shapes in which you draw a square, a circle and a triangle, and then get someone else to elaborate each of the basic shapes into a drawing. Whatever he makes of the square is supposed to relate to his outlook on the world, the circle to his inner being and the triangle to his sex life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are shaving suggests you are making a small but life-changing decision. Some aspect of your daily routine is being altered.

To dream that someone else is shaving you, represents a loss of your independence. You are relying on others too much to get you through some difficult times. You need to build up your self-confidence and self-esteem.

If you see somebody else shaving in your dream, there is some conflict in your self-image. Perhaps the face you portray to others does not match who you really are inside. Also see “Shaving Cream”.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct and it is this interpretation that is most usually accepted in dreams.

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

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

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a shepherd and his flock is a good omen: your prosperity will increase and someone will trust you with an important secret.

A shepherd alone means losses or diminished prosperity.

Depth Psychology: The shepherd is your guide. He has the power to unite the contradictions in your personality.

The dream is a challenge to accept your own conflicting attributes and strengthen your inner equilibrium.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Fear or conflict; excitement. Idioms: give one the shivers; send shivers up one’s spine. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be conscious of shivering in dreams can represent either a fear of conflict, or of coldness of emotion. There is also a shiver of excitement. We may, in waking life, be reaching a conclusion or coming to a peak of experience.

2- When we shiver in a dream we may be getting near to releasing unconscious behaviour.

3- The ecstatic experience results in a shiver as the energy on the physical level builds into an almost orgiastic expericncc. This can sometimes he experienced in dreams.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of the shore symbolizes that you have been able to reconcile an internal conflict and you are now at peace with your feelings. It also represents where your emotions and reason intersect.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about your siblings means you are dealing with some of your own character traits that bother you.

A fight among siblings means you have conflicting emotions and feelings.

A brother is a symbol for the masculine side of you, a sister the feminine side.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of the right side signify strength, power, and the energy to manifest. Dreams of the left side signify receiving, allowing, flowing energy.

If you dream of taking sides, then you are integrating and grappling with your own conflicting needs.

If you dream of standing beside someone, then you are supporting them, and adding your strength to their position.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your sister represents the bond that you both share. Either you are very close or you are often in conflict with each other. Perhaps your sister reflects the position you hold within your family and your feelings regarding acceptance. It may also imply that your sister and some other person you associate with share the same attributes. This dream may also be symbolizing a nun and therefore imply that you may be having emotional conflicts.

If you do not have a sister and dream that you have one, then it implies that you possess certain qualities that you have not discovered as of yet. Consider what the sister is saying and doing.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A warning to avoid all conflict... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

My Dream Interpretation

To see (or hold/use) a slingshot in your dream suggests a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. This dream may also represent a fear of sexuality.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing snow: some of your desires are not being fulfilled. Seeing thick snowflakes: you have to solve quite a few problems in your private life. Melting snow: you will solve a crucial problem; the whole matter is disappearing. Seeing a snowman: a warning about being indifferent and “frosty” to the people around you, or your partner may be emotionally cold.

A snowstorm; difficult times are ahead, but don’t worry—you’ll get through. See Storm.

Depth Psychology: Sleeping in the snow: things from your unconscious will be known as soon as the “snow has melted.” People who are emotionally cold often dream of snow. Seeing a snowman may symbolize aging, or cold, frozen emotions.

A snowstorm: a warning of dangers and conflicts to come, which are made worse by your emotional coldness.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If dreamer in opposition with soldier: things we feel in conflict with; our internal conflicts and involvement with the wars’ or trauma we have experienced.

If dreamer is sol­dier or united with soldiers: our willingness or ability to face internal conflicts and huns. Military service: feeling bound by social or personal disciplines or restrictions; learning strengths and self discipline to meet internal conflicts. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Appeal; Begging; Bequeath; Plead) To solicit the advice of a religious scholar, a learned person, a lawyer, or ajudge in a dream means to need them in a conflict.

If a rich person asks a poor person for somethingor for a favor in a dream, it means that he could suffer in hell-fire unless he repents from his sins and bigotry. (Also see Advice; Beggar)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The image of an aesthetic or artistic person. One’s own dark side. Intrigues are planned. In a woman’s dream, indicates conflicts with the mother.

According to Freud, the fertile mother or fear of mother incest.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

Spiders in dreams symbolize feeling trapped in a stale or unsatisfying relationship.

To dream about killing a spider suggests that you are going through a period of difficulties and general bad luck.

To dream that you are bitten by a spider, represents a conflict with your mother or some dominant female figure in your life. Also see “Spider Webs”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a split represent discord, polarization and conflicting needs within you. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of things or people splitting in two can mean you will struggle to achieve your goals.

A person splitting in two can also represent someone who is “two-faced” or dishonest.

If you dream that you split into two, you are feeling very conflicted over a personal decision, or about what direction you should take in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Playing sports may represent some aspects of the way that we run our lives, or may refer to internal struggles where one part of the dreamer’s psyche or personality is attempting to “win” over another.  At times life is like a challenging sport.  We compete, try to win, and attempt to develop our abilities so that we will succeed.  In the dream, the outcome of the game  may say something about how well we are doing. Do we feel competent and successful; are we playing fair, or is the sport more competitive than what we are comfortable with? In order to understand the dream, consider the details and attempt to identify what in daily life creates similar emotions. All sports and games have specific rules and boundaries. Your performance within this framework may represent the struggle against inner conflicts such individual fears and weaknesses, or may be referring to a pragmatic problem or situation at work or in your relationships.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are playing a sport, represents the learning of rules, talents and the achieving of your goals. It also highlights the importance of cooperation, harmony, and teamwork.

To dream that you are watching a sports competition, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions. Also see “Athlete”.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Being at a standstill or blocked in some way indicates we are being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Frequently finding ourselves stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive or ambition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at a marble statue: you are hopelessly in love with someone who is not in love with you.

If vou are the statue: you are too uptight and rigid, particularly at times when it would be wise to be much more approachable.

Depth Psychology: The statue stands for insensitivity. emotional coldness, or arrogance. Taken all together, these character traits will inevitably cause conflicts with others and within yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Disasters, Lightning, Rain, Snow, Wind) Internal or external conflict.

Emotional buildup that threatens to rage freely if you don’t find a constructive outlet for that energy.

An emotional release that leads to liberation (like a good cry), just as rain is figuratively “released” from clouds to nourish the land.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The stranger in a dream represents that part of ourselves that we do not yet know. There may be a feeling of awe or of conflict with which we need to deal before we can progress. Also consult shadow in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A warning to the physical from the mental that you are approaching a breakdown. You need to make a change as soon as possible; either a change of job or a change of attitude to the job.

If the stress and anxiety is related to a relationship rather than a job situation, then you need to distance yourself (if only temporarily) from the person causing the conflict.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The sun is the symbol of prophecy, revelation, and infinity. As the source of light, it gives warmth and makes things visible.

Vision: The sun is probably the most enduring dream symbol of human beings. It is a symbol of vitality, strength, and optimism. Seeing a sunrise: your future is filled with promises. Seeing a sunset: a certain matter needs to be brought to its conclusion; or you can look forward to a quiet, happy old age. Reflection, peacefulness, and contemplation will enrich you on your journey through life.

A “golden” sun is a promise of happiness and good fortune.

A red sun means conflicts ahead.

The sun shining through a window: your happiness resides within your own four walls.

The sun hiding behind clouds: emotional upset and sorrow.

Depth Psychology: The sun is the brightest and most powerful dream symbol and often points to outside influences that affect your life. It is a promise of happiness, success, and joy.

A sunset might indicate a serious impending crisis, or that a phase in your life is coming to an end. See Light.

An eclipse of the sun means you feel temporarily depleted (you are either uncertain or just tired).... Dreamers Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Penetrating and cutting; conflict, Mental, Mind.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Swords are symbols for something that is cutting you within; conflict.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Knife, Weapons)

Jung felt that this represented the conscious ego seeking freedom and singularity, separate from one’s place of origin or core group.

A tool that can help or harm. Just as the sword Excalibur could inflict wounds or keep a nation strong, swords represent all the things we have at our disposal—talents, knowledge, resources—that we have the responsibility to use wisely.

Truthfulness. Edged weapons cut through deceit in our dreams to the heart of any situation, even those things in which we deceive ourselves.

Feudal Japan: The emblem of a warrior’s soul.

The Katana is a long sword that represents a samurai’s soul and will, while the Wagasahi was shorter and the implement of honor and defense.

Honorably fighting for a just cause, often taking an integral leadership role in that fight (e.g., “taking up a sword”). Note that kings used a sword to bestow knighthood, and knights in turn regularly swore oaths upon swords.

A masculine emblem and alternative phallus. In pagan Europe, swords were owned by men, and often buried with them, whereas women held the house and land.

Breaking or misplacing a sword reflects the loss of authority or heroic mettle, or falling from an honored position in the eyes of those you respect.

An ancient emblem of the Sacred King, which may equate to your own masculine nature or the God aspect of the universe (see Men).

In the Tarot, an emblem of trouble and conflict.... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Playing a synthesizer may suggest that you need to synthesize or integrate some new information into understanding. This electronic keyboard may also comment that harmony is the key to resolving a situation of conflict.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Dining table) A dining table with its food ready to serve in a dream means blessings, accepting an invitation to dinner or lunch, financial comfort, status and winning victory over one’s enemy. In this case, one’s enemy is hunger.

The food placed on the table represents a booty. Clearing the dinner table in a dream means cessation of comfort and blessings.

The dinning table of one’s house in a dream represents his livelihood and sustenance, an important project that requires the help of many people, or a great person who is gracious, true and generous. Sitting on such a table in a dream means joining the company of such great man.

If the dining table is topped with clean food and fresh bread in the dream, it means love between friends and brethren.

To have little food and some bread on the table in a dream means lack of such love between brethren. Accepting the invitation to share a loafofbread with someone in a dream means love, unity and prescribing to the prophetic traditions.

If one sees one or two dishes on his table in a dream, it means profits for oneself and sustenance for his dependents. Having good appetite in a dream means longevity. Ifthe dining table is cleared after one’s meal in the dream, it denotes the conclusion of one’s life.

If a crowd of people sits on a table to partake their meal in a dream, they represent one’s dependent.

If two opponents sit on the same table in a dream, it means war, and particularly if their is broiled meat and herbs on the table.

The dining table in the dream then represents the battlefield, and eating their meal means fighting.

A dining table in a dream also represents piety.

If one shares his meal in a dream, it means that he will meet new friends and enjoy their company, then a conflict will rise concerning his livelihood and earnings. (Also see Food; Guest; Invitation; Hospitality; Table)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A tape measure may point to feelings that you don’t measure up or that you are not good enough, or it may offer a comparison. Measuring something in a dream may reveal the size of a conflict or Issue in your lile that needs further analysis.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Education and School

1- For many people, a teacher is the first figure of authority they meet outside the family. That person has a profound effect on the child and the teacher is often dreamt about in later years. Teachers can also generate conflict if their expressed views are very different to those learnt by the child at home. This may be something which has to be resolved through dreams in later vears.

2- When we are looking for guidance, the Animus/Anima (see Introduction) can present itself in dreams as a teacher. Often the figure will be that of a headmaster or headmistress (someone who ‘knows better’).

3- A spiritual teacher usually appears either in dreams or in person when the individual is ready to progress. There is a saying ‘when the chela (pupil) is ready, the teacher will come’. Often, that teacher will not appear as a Wise Old Man (See Introduction) or woman, but as a person appropriate to the level of the dreamer’s understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: For many people, a teacher is the first figure of authority they meet outside the family. That person has a profound effect on the child and the teacher is often dreamt about in later years. Teachers can also generate conflict if their expressed views are very different to those learnt by the child at home. This may be something that has to be resolved through dreams in later years.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

A positive dream that features a team is generally a lucky one. Any display of sportsmanship in a dream is a favorable omen and indicates advancement in your chosen endeavor through the help of influential friends. It is especially lucky to dream of being on a winning team.

To dream that you are watching a sports team, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Temptation is one of the biggest spiritual barriers we must overcome. Often it is a conflict between the self and the ego. Consult the entry for siren and also the information on ego, self and siren in archetypes in the introduction for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Temptation is a conflict between two different drives.

For instance, in dreams we may experience a conflict between the need to go out into the world and the need to stay safe at home. Temptation is yielding to that which is the easiest, and not necessarily best, course of action.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Conflict between different aspects of self—per­haps sexual urges and social fears, or personal boundaries. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Temptation is a conflict between two different drives.

For instance, in dreams we may experience a conflict between the need to go out into the world and the need to stay safe at home. Temptation is yielding to that which is easiest and not necessarily the best course of action.

Intellectually, when presented with options of action we may tend to go for a result which gives short-term satisfaction, rather than long-term.

The idea of giving in to temptation suggests that it is bigger or more powerful than we are. Often dreams can show us the course of action we should be taking.

3- Temptation is one of the biggest spiritual barriers we must overcome. Often it is a conflict between the Self and the Ego (See Introduction). Christ’s temptation by Satan is a good example of this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our conscious self or ego is only a tiny pan of our totality, as is obvious when we consider how much of our memory or experience we can hold in mind at any one time.

The self, as defined by Jung, is both what we are consciously aware of, and the massive potential remaining unconscious.

The self has no known boundaries, for we do not yet know the end of what the mind is capable of, or what consciousness touches out of sight of waking.

The mass of experience and awareness which lies in the background of our waking aware­ness is like an inner guiding factor which, apart from express­ing precise pieces in the form of remembered facts and events, guides us, if we listen, through intuition, feeling states, dreams or illumination. Its symbols are: a ring, a square area, a great tree, Christ, a shining being or animal, a talking animal, a strange stone or rock, symbols like the cross or mandala, a round table, God, a guru, an elephant, a crowned or shining snake. Here are some examples of the self in dreams.

Example: ‘1 am climbing a tree to get a stone. This stone has special powers that flower. I’m nearly there when I look down and notice that there aren’t any branches on the left side of the tree. This causes me to consider the possibility of falling and that in turn leads to a fear of climbing any higher. I wake with my heart beating strongly, but little feeling of fear.’ Example: 41 lopk into the third square, it was filled with an iridescent blue colour, shining and beautiful to look at, a beautiful substance. I felt it had to do with religion, but I couldn’t quite grasp it.1 Example: ‘I was in a small town with a group of men. We were standing in a small square praying. As I prayed I realised I could fly.’

Awareness of what the self holds is important. It contains what is our own personal wisdom and insight regarding life in general and particular. It is not full of creeds and dogmas and conflict as are organised attempts to express the spiritual. But it does have its dark side.

To grasp the stone with special powers, understand the significance of the iridescent blue square, or find real uplift in prayer as these dreams depict, we need a clear rational mind which allows intuition and feeling but is not relinquished or lost in the immensity of the self. Touching the vastness of our being we may feel ourself to be vast, all knowing, a guru. In this state, Jung says, a person loses all sense of humour and drops ordinary human contacts. Functionally what happens is that as a defence against meet­ing our pain and childhood trauma as we enter this vast store­house of our being, as a way of escaping the self responsibility for our condition, one might fly off into feelings of loving all things, of knowing the mystery of it all, of being the Buddha.

The problem is that while it might be true we are in essence the Christ, or have wisdom, these realisations are distorted by the undealt-with childhood traumas and longings. See aura; mandala. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Fear we might lose something, or that what we have gained will be taken, unacknowledged desires, desire to take from others; conflict of will. See stealing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Curse; Omen; Policeman; Warning sign) In a dream, thunder without rain means a scare, a warning or an ultimatum. It also represents good promises, gracious orders, or the sound of drums. Seeing thunder in a dream means repayment of one’s debts, and for a sick person, it means recovering from his illness. Thunder, lightening and rain in a dream represent fear for a traveller, or the greed of a merchant. Hearing about an awesome blast in a distant land in a dream means that the dwellers of that place will be struck with a major calamity or sudden mass casualties.

The sound of thunder in a dream represents a murder, a fight, a dispute, an argument, lack of religious attendance, loss of money, or the release of a prisoner. Athunderstorm with rain when needed in a dream represents a good harvest for that year. Hearing a thunderous sky without seeing the lightening in a dream means an assassination, deception, falsehood or slander. Hearing the sound of thunder in a dream also means being reprimanded by a higher authority. There are no benefits in hearing the sound of thunder in the darkness without seeing lightening in the dream, this would be interpreted as apostasy or disloyalty. This can be particularly true when it is accompanied with an earthquake.

If one hears thunder in its season in a dream, it means good news and blessings. Otherwise, out of its usual season, thunder in a dream represents an army on the move, or a foreign occupation of a country. Hearing the sound of thunder in a dream also represents hymns, praising God Almighty, glorifying Him, or it could mean a sickness, fear, deafness, or the sound of drums in a wedding.

If the one seeing the dream is an atheist, it means that he will be guided and have faith in God Almighty.

If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent for his sins. Hearing the roaring of thunder in a dream on the first day of October means death. Ifit is heard during the first six days of that month, it means benefits, or lower prices, but if it is heard near the end of the month, then it means a plague or a disaster. Hearing the sound of thunder at any other time during the month of October in a dream means evil.

If it is heard during the month of November in a dream, it means blessings for the land, prosperity, the spreading of God’s words in a new land, the falling of a comet in a populated area, the death of a leader, a pollution that will devastate bird life, or a heavy rainstorm with limited damages. Ifthe sound of thunder is heard during the first ten days of December in a dream, it means the death of famous people within the Western hemisphere, inflation, rising prices, degradation of social behavior, decrease in harvest, inflation, or playing dirty politics. Hearing the sound of thunder during the last seven days of December in a dream means that the winter will be cold and dry, though the 4;Jo forthcoming springwill be cooland wet. Hearing the sound ofthunder in the first six days of the month ofJanuary in a dream means that a major event will take place, such as an earthquake, death, destruction, or a war in Iraq. Ifthis dream is witnessed during the last week of the month of January, then it represents a solar eclipse, or the death of a Western leader, a plague, or the birth of a planet that signifies the destruction of a great city on earth. Hearing the sound of thunder on the first day ofFebruary in a dream means a good harvest, lowering or stabilization of prices, discovering a new disease in the East, death in the seas, heavy rains in Mecca, fear, devastation and famines in Ethiopia, or that a Western leader will move his armies to the East and control the land for a short period of time. Hearing the sound of thunder during the first six days of March in a dream means good harvest, lowering of prices, stabilization of the market and prosperity. Hearing the sound of thunder at the end of March in a dream means famines, destruction, or that a swarm oflocusts may devastate the lands, or it could mean a drought that will kill African cattle. Also in this type of dreams, ifthe sound ofthunder is heard on the twenty first day ofApril, it means that Western armies will drive East and establish military bases there.

If the first of April happens to be a Sunday, then March will be a month of great fear and disturbances in the East, meanwhile, a conflict between the Western armies will end by the death of a Western leader and the defeat of his army. Ifthe dream is seen on the eleventh day of April, it may mean that earthquakes or cyclones will devastate many countries.

If the dream takes place on the thirteenth day of April, then it means that inflation will strike and price hiking will burden the common people. Ifthe dream is seen on the seventeenth day of April, it purports a major political dispute between the leaders of the world, and if it is seen on the twenty second day of April, it means that a disastrous evil will contaminate many societies.

If the dream takes place on the twenty third day of the month of April, it means abundance, falling prices, fertility in the lands, while if it is seen on the twenty fifth day of April, it will mean price hiking.

If it is seen on the twenty ninth day of April, it means that blessings, fertility, relief and joy will spread in the land.

If the sound of thunder is heard during the first nine days of the month of May in a dream, it means the death of noble and leading people in Turkey. During that period, rain will be in abundance, the land will be fertile and the farms most productive.

If the dream takes place between the tenth and the twentieth day of the month ofMay, it means plagues. Ifthe sound of thunder is heard in a dream during the first ten days of June, it means the death of renowned scholars, people of knowledge, religious leaders, or noble people in Egypt. Meanwhile, prices will fall, and abundance will ease the economy into a major economic turnaround.

If the dream is seen during the first six days of July, it means that good rain will fall during the following December and that the land will be fertile. During that year, several Western leaders will die, and a war may take place in Persia. Meanwhile, evil will spread throughout Egypt, and it will be brought about by its own leaders. Ifthe dream takes place during the last seven days of July, it means that peace will spread throughout the earth, prices will fall in Iraq and in East Africa, and a new disease will affect fruit trees, banana trees, date trees, though wheat will be available in abundance, even if the farmers were concerned about it in the early part of the year.

If the sound of thunder is heard during the month of August in a dream, it means blessings for the people in Syria and the people of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea. At that time, sea passages will be blockaded, the highways will be forsaken and a war may take place in China.

If the sound of thunder is heard at the end of the month of August in a dream, it means the end of a drought in Egypt, rising prices, death, earthquakes, or major political changes. Ifthe sound of thunder is heard during the first eight days of September in a dream, it . announces a drought during the early part of the year that will be followed by heavy rains and results in a good harvest. It also means that a long and destructive war will take place.

If the thunder takes place on the tenth day of September in one’s dream, then it means a drought in Morocco. God knows best what He has reserved for His creation and He is the best of judges.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- If we dream of tickets, it will depend on what type of ticket it is as to the interpretation. Generally, a ticket suggests that there is a price to pay for something.

A bus ticket would indicate that there is a price for moving forward, as might a train ticket.

A ticket to a theatre or cinema may suggest wrc need to take a back scat and be objective over a part of outlives. Tickets to a football or rugby match might mean that we will have to pay for some area of conflict in our lives.

2- One interpretation of a tickct in the form of a certificate or voucher is that of us requiring recognition of the effort we have put in.

To dream of receiving such a ticket indicates it is we who arc being recompensed.

3- Spiritually a dream of a ticket will symbolise our recognition that all knowledge must be somehow paid for.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Generally, a ticket suggests that there is a price to pay for something.

A bus ticket would indicate that there is a price for moving forward, as might a train ticket.

A ticket to a theatre or cinema may suggest we need to take a back seat and be objective over a part of our lives. Tickets to a football or rugby match might mean that we will have to pay for some area of conflict in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking into a tomb: repressed fears may be coming up. Digging in a tomb: possibly news of a death.

If a tomb is caving in: an illness in the family. See Cave.

Depth Psychology: A tomb always points to character traits or fears that you are denying—and that are the reason for present conflicts.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When an image connected with torture appears in a dream, often we are trying to come to terms with a great hurt. This does not need to be on a physical level indeed, it hardly ever is. It is more likely to be emotional or mental pain.

2- If wc are being tortured we need to look at the other images in the dream to discover what significance this will have in everyday life. It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realising it.

3- Spiritual torture can be a conflict between right and wrong It can also be a matter of choices between two courses of action. Often the idea of such torture for the Greater Good is part of the process of growth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritual torture can be a conflict between right and wrong and spiritual torment is the mental agony, which ensues when we must make choices between two or more courses of action. Often the idea of such torture for the benefit of the majority – that is, the greater good is part of the process of growth. Spiritual teasing is the sort of irritation engendered by the imp. You might also like to consult the entries for imp, sadism and victim as well as the information on nightmares in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

If you dream of a triangle, you will suffer from loss of friends or have conflicts with loved ones.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

It is reported that a person came to Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen (RA) and said: “O Imaam! I dreamt that I was proclaiming the athaan!” The Imaam interpreted the dream thus: “Your hands shall be amputated (through stealing)”. Then came another person who related a similar dream.

The Imaam interpreted his dream thus. : “You will proceed for Hajj.” The Imaam’s students were amazed at these two conflicting interpretation of two dreams which resembled each other in every respect. They asked of or an explanation. He said that he first made a careful study of the character of both the persons and saw signs of evil present in the first person and interpreted his dream accordingly in the light of this verse of the Holy Qur’aan : then a claimer proclaimed; O people of the caravan Surely you are thieves!. As for the second persons he saw signs of virtue and piety present in him and therefore, interpreted his dream in the light of the following verse of the Holy Book : And proclaim (O Ibraheem!) to the people about Hajj!

The narrator of this incident says: “Matters turned out exactly as the Imaam had interpreted.”

At times, athaan could be interpreted announcement, information and notification.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A trumpet in a dream will most often suggest either a warning or a ‘call to arms’. From a practical point of view it will be alerting us to some danger we have put ourselves in or are facing. When there is conflict around us we may need some kind of warning to be ready for action and a trumpet can be one such symbol.

2- Representations of angels arc often shown blowing trumpets. This represents the call to maximise one’s potential. We reach for the best within ourselves in order to have the maximum effect in our lives.

3- The trumpet sounds a spiritual vibration which requires awareness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A trumpet in a dream will most often suggest either a warning or a ‘call to arms’. From a practical point of view it will often be alerting us to some potential danger. When there is conflict around us we may need some kind of warning to be ready for action and a trumpet can be one such symbol.

The sound of the trumpet is an invitation to sheer joy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

To dream of a tug of war suggests a conflict between good and bad, male and female, positive and negative.

A tug of war may indicate the need to maintain balance through tension between opposites.

To be on the winning side suggests that what we wish to achieve can be managed with help.

To be on the losing side requires us to identify the parallel situation in ordinary everyday life and decide whether to continue.

A spiritual tug of war suggests the need to resolve the conflict between whatever two opposites are presenting themselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A spiritual tug of war suggests the need to resolve the conflict between two polarities and make intelligent informed spiritual choices.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of a tug of war suggests a conflict between good and bad, male and female, positive and negative – any two opposites. In everyday life our personal ethics may be at odds with the ethics of the group we belong to.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams a tug of war may represent a degree of tension between the more assertive side of the personality and the more passive. Much information can be gained by noting whether the two teams are male, female or mixed. You might also like to consult the entries for balance, conflict, lose / loss / lost and win / winning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

If your dream entails giving birth to twins, or if you are dreaming about baby twins, please see “ birth “. Twins in astrology represent opposites, and we may use this symbolism to explain our dream.

The twins could suggest a duality in thoughts, ideas, feelings, or states of consciousness.

The details of the dream will give you a clue to whether or not these varying aspects are in harmony or in conflict with each other.

The twins could also represent the balance that is extremely important to our emotional and psychological health. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about adult twins foretells of “double trouble followed by double joy.”... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ego and Alter Ego, conflict within self... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see People

1- In dreams twins may, if known to us, simply be themselves.

If they are not known to us then they may represent two sides of one idea.

2- Often in everyday life we come up against conflicts between two oppositcs. Twins in dreams can actually represent two sides of our personality acting in harmony.

3- Duality must eventually re-unite into unity. Twins illustrate the idea that while separate at the moment, that unity can be achieved.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Often in everyday life we come up against conflicts between two opposites. Twins in dreams can actually represent two sides of our personality acting in harmony.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a vagabond or being one: you are traveling in “loose” company and prefer to live a nonstructured life with litde work and lots of fun. I laving a vagabond as a friend: your moral standards are weak—you are in bad company.

Depth Psychology: The vagabond is a symbol of an unstructured life and weak morals that will cause conflicts. Maybe morally indefensible character traits have emerged that you want to suppress as quickly as possible.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of a lush, green valley, you must expect to work hard for what you want. Otherwise, a valley in your dream suggests that you are under tension due to emotional conflict. You might need some extra help coping - seek the advice of a friend or a counselor.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Container. You are depending too much on external things. Also a suggestion that you are guided by sexual moods and feelings that are confusing. In women’s dreams the demanding side of your sexuality needs to be lived out more fully, or in a way that causes conflict in a male-dominated society.

According to Freud, a symbol of the female.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- There arc many ways to achieve victory in dreams.

The dream scenario mav be a conflict between two aspects of ourselves or require us to overcome some difficulty.

The sense of achievement we feel in dreams can be a feeling we can reproduce in waking life. It gives us confidcnce in our own abilities.

2- Victory in a psychological sense is the overcoming of obstacles which we have set up for ourselves. In dreams we often need a ‘drv-run’ and a pictorial representation of our abilities in order to achieve success.

3- If the dreamer has achieved a degree of spiritual success, it can show itself as a victorv of some kind.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Servant) In a dream, vinegar means money that is earned and spent in piety with blessings contained therein, or it could mean longevity, or wasting the least time possible in doing one’s work. Vinegar sediments in a dream represent ignoble or evil money that carries meager benefits, or which is deemed shoddy. In a dream, vinegar and its container represent a servant and her dwellings. Drinking vinegar in a dream means enmity with one’s household, or it could mean a family quarrel. As for a prisoner, drinking vinegar in a dream means his release from prison. Good vinegar in a dream means income and blessings, though when rarefied or stale, it means struggling to earn one’s livelihood. It also means toiling to make ends meet, or it could mean hardships. Vinegar in a dream also may mean marital problems, difficulties with one’s children, or a conflict at work. Vinegar in a dream also represents one’s bosom friend.

To water one’s garden with vinegar in a dream means sleeping with one’s mother.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Research shows that most dreams are unpleasant. Violent dreams are relatively common and may be a reflection of the confusion and conflict that the dreamer experiences in daily life. Dreams with violent themes suggest that the dreamer has unconscious negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, and anger.

If you are not dealing with these feeling consciously, your dreams are compensating and bringing into awareness the need for honest reflection and emotional balance in daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a vise signify that you are between a rock and a hard place, under a great deal of pressure, perhaps being pushed from both ends, as you deal with conflicting needs within yourself. See Processing Dreams and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Wanting is a primal drive which, through social­isation, we may crush and thereby lose contact with what we want from our own feelings and needs. In doing so we may also lose much of our decisiveness and creativity.

Example: ‘1 still want him all to myself. We never touch or kiss or anything in the dreams, and I want him to, but would never let on I wanted this. I am a bit coy in my dreams’ (Pauline B). Pauline is dreaming about a past lover whom she has tried to forget, but when we pick out the wants’ we see how strong her feelings are. Looking at dreams in this way helps us define what our desires are.

Example: The older man still wanted something from me. I didn’t want to be involved with him at all and yet had to be polite, etc., so he wouldn’t hit out at me/us. We needed some kind of contact with this man, I lent forward and kissed him on his face and drew back quickly as I didn’t want to give any more than that, I had a fear that he would want more’ (Sandra O). Sandra had divorced an older husband, and was living with a younger man.

The complication of her wants’ is shown in the dream. When it is a ‘don’t want’ in the dream, it is helpful to change it to a positive. ‘I didn’t want to go with my mother’ could become ‘I wanted to do my own thing.’

Because what we want is complex and often in conflict, our dream characters may want something which we oppose, as in the following example. Example: To escape from a man chasing me, I decided I must get a taxi home. Got in one driven by a woman who wanted to take me to the man who was chasing me. Woke up sweating’ (Ann G).

The urge to integrate the male pan of herself, seen as the taxi driver, is in conflict with Ann’s fear of it. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about a war or a battle suggests that the dreamer has internal conflict. One part of personality or psyche may be battling with another for control and the dream reflects this internal war. Another reason for dreaming about war is that you may be faced with a situation that requires you to be aggressive or assertive and to come to terms with opposition. War veterans and others who have experienced war first hand may, from time to time, have such dreams based on memory and trauma.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Internal conflicts. There might be a bloody battle be­tween one’s moral code and sexual needs, for instance; or between what we allow ourselves to feel and the self healing process which attempts to release childhood pain; or between intellect and body needs or emotions. Idioms : in the wars; on the warpath; war of nerves; declare war. See attack; fight; soldier under roles; bomb; air raid; unofficial Christ in Christ under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Real fear of war. In addition, confrontation between different parts of the personality of the dreamer: inner conflict. This dream image points to current confrontations with your own aggressiveness. Check to see if you are too aggressive, or if you should express your aggression more directly.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams war always denotes conflict. It has a more global cffcct than one-to-one combat, and would suggest that we need to be more conscious of the effect our actions will have on others. We also need to be aware that we are taking part in conflict which is deliberately engineered rather than spontaneous.

2- War is ultimately a way of dealing with distress and disorder.

The outcome should be the establishment of order, although sometimes this can only happen through the passage of time.

To dream of war, therefore, indicates that this natural process is taking place on an inner level.

3- War is a symbol of spiritual disintegration. We need to be aware of what is disintegrating within our lives to understand the full symbolism.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being ill the midst of a war: you have to face official business, and perseverance is the only way to get through.

If you are taken prisoner: you will meet a powerful adversary who could harm you. Looking at war machinery: extremely difficult times are ahead.

If the war machinery is damaged: your present dilemma is going to ease.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about war means that you are in a difficult situation: you are fighting with yourself. But the dream may also be an indication that you are “at war” with others— spouses, parents, colleagues, business partners, officials, etc. All these conflicts—the result of unrealistic hopes and/or expectations—will come to an end if you make a firm decision. See Fight.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a war signify chaos, endings, death, and that you are tearing down old belief structures within you and are undergoing massive transformation with regards to internal conflicts within yourself. Also, dreaming about war can be a venting dream helping you to process and release the shock and trauma from hostile circumstances in your life. See Venting Dream and Fight.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

As a symbol, the disintegration of order inherent in war signifies some kind of conflict in us.

The natural order is breaking down and identifying the source of the conflict – often a difficulty in achieving some kind of balance between the inner and outer selves – will help to bring a sense of peace or closure. Additional information might be gleaned by consulting the entries for argue / argument, armed forces, conflict and fight.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

A dream that you are waxing any part of your body (for hair removal) suggests that you are making a minor life-changing decision. Some aspect of your daily routine is being altered. Alternatively, it may represent your self-punishment or tough attitude on yourself.

If you burn yourself with the wax, or your skin looks otherwise unpleasant, this represents your fear about facing a harsh reality.

To dream that someone else is waxing you, represents a loss of your independence. You are relying on others to get you through some difficult times. You need to build up your self-esteem.

If you saw someone else waxing in your dream, there is some conflict in your self-image. Perhaps what you project to others does not match who you really are inside.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see or hold a weapon in your dream indicates a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. Alternatively, it suggests a fear of the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Marriage. Important and frequent dreams during times of marital and relationship conflicts. It is important how the wedding is celebrated. Also, gains, in a spiritual as well as economic sense.

Longing for a permanent relationship, security, and home. Today the image is often a symbol of being at the peak of your life, expressing the idea that peak experiences should be present more in your life.

In ancient Indian tradition, dreaming about a wedding points to impending death or pain.

According to Freud, a dream of desire. According to Jung, it always addresses the union of anima and animus —as in Bride / Bridegroom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

About Dream Interpretation

Recurrent dream themes often start at a young age, but can begin at any time, and persist for the rest of one’s life.

The theme of missing an exam, to take one example, commonly begins during college years, when the stress of performing well may be more intense than ever before. However, this theme may then carry forward as a recurring dream for many years, even as one moves on to a career.

The “missing the exam” dream may reappear the night before an important job interview or an evaluation at work.

The circumstances may change, but the same feelings of stress, and the desire to perform well, can trigger the relevant recurrent dream. Theorists suggest that these themes may be considered “scripts” (Spoormaker, 2008) or perhaps “complexes” (Freud 1950); as soon as your dream touches any aspect of the theme, the full script unfolds in completion. Dream theorists generally agree that recurring dreams are connected to unresolved problems in the life of the dreamer. In a previous post I discussed the idea that dreams often portray a Central Image, a powerful dream image that contextualizes a certain emotion or conflict for the dreamer.

The Tidal Wave dream is an example of a Central Image that represents overwhelming emotions such as helplessness and fear.

The Tidal Wave dream is a common dream to experience following trauma or abuse, and often becomes a recurrent theme that reflects a person’s struggling with integrating and accepting the trauma. Resolution of this theme over time is a good sign that the trauma has been confronted and adaptively integrated in the psyche. Empirical research has also supported findings that resolution of a recurrent dream is associated with improved well-being (Zadra, 1996). This is one way that keeping track of your dreams can be extremely informative and helpful in a therapeutic, or even self-help, process.


Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime. Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you’ve not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort.

The dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem. Another theory is that people who experience recurring dreams have some sort of trauma in their past they are trying to deal with. In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time. Nightmares are dreams that are so distressing they usually wake us up, at least partially. Nightmares can occur at any age but are seen in children with the most frequency. Nightmares usually cause strong feelings of fear, sadness or anxiety. Their causes are varied. Some medications cause nightmares (or cause them if you discontinue the medication abruptly). Traumatic events also cause nightmares. Treatment for recurring nightmares usually starts with interpreting what is going on in the dream and comparing that with what is happening in the person’s life. Then, the person undergoes counseling to address the problems that are presumably causing the nightmare. Some sleep centers offer nightmare therapy and counseling. Another method of treating nightmares is through lucid dreaming. Through lucid dreaming, the dreamer can confront his or her attacker and, in some cases, end the nightmares.... About Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: There are usually conflicting currents in both the whirlpool and the whirlwind. When they appear in dreams we are aware of the quality of power we have within.

The whirlpool, being made up of water, will more properly represent emotional energy, whereas the whirlwind (air) will suggest intellectual power. We perhaps need to consider which one is most appropriate to use. Consult the entries for water and wind for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Both these images are symbols of the vortex, a representation of life and natural energy. There are usually conflicting energies in both. When they appear in dreams we are aware of the quality of power we have within.

The whirlpool will more properly represent emotional energy, while the whirlwind will suggest intellectual power.

2- Intellectually we may know that we have control over our lives, but arc caught up in an endless round of activity which appears to be unproductive but in fact contains a tremendous amount of energy.

3- A whirl of creativity lies ahead.

We must ‘roll with it’ and fully take advantage.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: 41 gave birth to a baby girl I named Char­lotte. I had mixed emotions about this, uncertainty, excite­ment. I wanted to share the news with my friends. I phoned one, a woman in Australia. I told her with enthusiasm, but she listened quietly and remained silent. I felt uneasy, then she said “We lost Luke”—her son—”the week before.” I then woke with muddled feelings’ (Mo).

A woman in a woman’s dream: an aspect of herself, but often a facet of herself she is not immediately identifying with.

The above example helps make this plain. Mo explored her feelings about the dream characters. It all fell into place when she asked herself what she had ‘lost’ recently. She had left a lover of some years’ standing. This gave her a lot more free­dom and new opportunity, depicted by the baby, but also muddled feelings of loss. Her Australian friend represents her feelings of grieving for the death’ of her relationship. Her muddled feelings arise because she both loves the new life which opens up, but grieves for the death of her romance.

A woman’s sister, female children: particularly used to rep­resent herself.

The character of the dream woman, loving, angry, businesslike, lazy, sexual, gives a clue to what pan of the dreamer it is referring to.

If the dream woman is a person known well, the above can still be the case, but the woman may represent what the dreamer feels about that person.

A woman younger than the dreamer oneself at that age.

An older woman: could be the dreamer’s mother, her feelings about aging, her sense of inherited wisdom. Two women and the dreamer, conflicting feelings or drives. One woman, one man: behaviour patterns arising from parental relationship.

A goddess or holy woman, the dreamer’s highest potential; what she is capable of but may not yet have lived.

Man dreaming of a woman

Example: ‘On a raised mobile platform a goddess stood. I loved her and (lew to her, skim­ming above the heads of the people. I calked to her. She told me the only love I could receive from her was that which I gave to a human woman. Inasmuch as I gave love to a human female, she would love me. She was all women’ (Andrew P).

The example shows Andrew meeting his archetypal concep­tion of a woman, his ideal. But he understands that you can­not love an ideal. His love must find a real woman. Through a real love he would call love from out of himself, out of his unconscious reserve.

In a man’s dream: his present relationship with his own feelings and intuitive self; his sensitivity and contact with his unconscious through receptivity; or how he is relating to his female partner.

The latter is especially so if the woman in the dream is his partner, how capable he is of loving a woman.

An old woman, usually the dreamer’s mother.

The woman, because she is his feelings, is obviously also his sexual desires and how he meets them.

A younger woman: can depict his desires for a woman of that age, or his more vulnerable emo­tions. Two women and the dreamer: an ‘eternal triangle’; con­flicting feelings.

If one woman and one man: pattern of be­haviour developed in relationship with parents.

The conditions or situations of the woman, see under ap­propriate entries, such as illness; murder, swimming; etc. See anima and the Great Mother under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

At work: concerns or issues connected with one’s work or lack of it. Working: actively trying to change a situa­tion in one’s life—one might be working at one’s marriage or learning something, depending on dream surroundings.

Example: T am working in a hospital in outpatients. No­body is there. My two children appear. I know I have to find them somewhere to sleep. I lay them on seats, tell the only nurse I can find that I am going to find them a bed. I know where the children’s ward is but I can’t find it. When I even­tually find it all the side rooms are filled. I know I have been a long time so I stan to panic, worried my children are missing me, and worried night sister will have found them. I pass a military meeting. As I continue the men come out and I get caught in the cross fire and am shot in the leg. I am now terrified. I have to get back to the children. Night sister must have found them by now and if not what will they be doing. When I got back they are there with night sister’ (Laramie F). Laramie works as a nurse, was divorced just prior to the dream, and was obviously concerned how her work affected her children. This internal conflict (the crossfire) injures her confidence (the shot leg). Idioms: have one’s work cut out; set to work; worked up; work like a horse; work off; work out; dirty work; donkey work; spanner in the works.

clothes Working at something; attitudes concerning work.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Nag) A workhorse in a dream represents man’s endeavor and serious striving.

The more fit a workhorse in a dream, the better is one’s determination and drive. Ifa workhorse speaks to a man in a dream, it means income and fame. Riding on the back of a workhorse in a dream means taking a long journey, or it could mean taking money from one’s wife.

If a dog attacks a workhorse in a dream, it represents an enemy who will follow his wife.

A blond workhorse in a dream means sad news.

A workhorse in a dream also means a conflict, a foreigner, a wife, a husband or a servant.

A gray workhorse in a dream represents a high rank, and a black workhorse means prosperity. (Also see Horse)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreaming about working relates to concerns about upward movement in your career. It may point to events at work that have created some conflict for you. It may also mean that you are working too hard—or not hard enough.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of wrestling signifies that you are grappling with conflicting needs, feeling the tension of opposite aspects of yourself creating an inner conflict, and/or you are engaged in the process of conquering your greatest fears.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

Your own struggle to survive in life’s never-ending ring.

Conflicts that exist within your own psychological makeup that need to be resolved (e.g., “wrestling with your conscience”).

Playful wrestling may symbolize sexual encounters. ... The Language of Dreams