1- Everyone has a basic need to belong and often we arc conscious in dreams of finding our particular place. It manifests itself in dreams as a place where we are protected on all sides except from the front. It has been suggested that this is a return to the childhood state prior to the age of four when the child begins to realise that he is vulnerable from the rear.
A niche is therefore our ‘spot’ - the place where we arc safe.
2- In new situations we have a need to understand the world we arc entering. Often our dream scenarios can open up possibilities by showing us where we belong what niche wc need to find for ourselves. Not only must we find the space where we belong but we must know which external factors arc going to help us and which will hinder. Dream images connected with the niche will give us such information.
3- In religious imagery, the niche is consecrated so that it is a fit place to contain the Divine. It then symbolises the holiness and special powers relevant to the particular deity.
If an icon (see Icon) is placed within the niche, then the god or goddess is there also.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Worthiness (e.g., “a man worth his salt”). This saying actually dates back to ancient Rome where soldiers were paid in salt because it was so valuable.
Zest, or spicing things up.
Longevity and endurance. Salt is a natural preservative.
Cleansing. In the Middle Ages, priests commonlv consecrated altars with salt, and salt can be used as an effective cleanser because of its gritty nature.
Painful reminders (e.g., “throwing salt in an open wound”).
Being true to self and others, in word and deed (e.g., people who are the “salt of
Tossing salt over your shoulder in a dream is a protective gesture, so look to see on what or whom the salt lands.
Arabic: Promises made and kept. In ancient times, travelers in Arabia would take an oath of salt upon entering a home, as a way of saying they wouldn’t harm anyone therein, or overstay their welcome.... The Language of Dreams