A dialogue between the subconscious and conscious, or Higher Self and conscious, either of which should be closely heeded.
Communications from other beings, such as spirits, Devic entities, angels, icons, or divine figures. Again, take careful note of what gets said.
A discussion within your own mind examining various options through the dialogue.
My most popular requests for dream interpretation are by far, dreams about teeth falling out. Apparently this is quite disturbing to people who have this dream...they simply MUST know what it means! In my experience, a dream about one’s teeth falling out usually symbolizes that the dreamer is having a challenge getting their voice heard, or feelings acknowledged. This may be referring to their conversations with a particular person such as their significant other, boss or friend; or can be generalized for people who are shy; to include almost everyone they come in contact with. The dreamer needs to brush up on conversational skills, believe in the value of their own opinion, learn how to be less intimidated by aggressive people, and become more assertive in making their voice heard. Once they do that, this dream (which is a common recurring dream) should evolve, show improvement or disappear altogether.
Every person that appears in a dream is supposed to represent an aspect of One’s Self, and not actually be about that other person at all. Rather, it is a quality or characteristic about that person that your dream is focusing on, and how it applies to YOU.
Try to think about what aspect(s) this could be. It can be something you admire and wish to follow or incorporate into your own personality. It could be a more negative characteristic that you may dislike intensely in your waking life, but which is telling you something about yourself and your beliefs, judgments or attitude. It could be a call to alter your thinking in some manner, in order to be more open-minded and accepting of this aspect in others and your own personality, because it is hampering your spiritual growth & making life harder for yourself. The other person in your dream is always mirroring something back to you about YOURSELF.
Try to discover what that something is, and go from there. Once you get it through your head that the other person’s appearance in your dream is NOT about them, but really about YOU, then you will be much more successful interpreting your own dreams. This takes constant reinforcing - I still find myself wanting to think it’s about that other person instead of me.
usually represents freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep & while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental & spiritual bodies to experience our dreams. Everybody seems to have a natural inclination to want to fly, unless that is changed by a fear of flying due to a frightening incident in his or her waking lives. Flying = freedom. This could mean a desire for freedom, an “escape” from restraints in your physical life (like a mini-vacation for the mind) or any number of possibilities. Tie it in with the context of your dream...what were you doing in your dream besides flying? How did it make you feel? Also, the type of flying I’m referring to here is the person flying on their own without an airplane or any aircraft at all. Airplanes & other aircraft are different symbols dealing with spiritual awareness, among other things.
This type of dream relates to your current “lesson in life,” and if you learn how to interpret it, you’ll find out how you are progressing...yes, folks, you’re still taking tests and getting graded! Our “true selves” are our souls, and not our physical bodies. You are a spirit / soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Ever feel like your life is like a play, and you are acting out some role that you don’t even understand, even surprising yourself with your actions sometimes? Bingo! When we sleep, that proverbial “Veil of Forgetfulness” that prevents us from “cheating on the test” is lifted, and we are shown what type of progress we are making (or, GULP, not making) and given guidance on what to do next. We always have free will in our waking physical lives, though. If we stubbornly refuse to finish our tests, then we have that right - but we are doomed to repeat it until we pass it. And each time we turn away from the test, the next time it will be more unpleasant until finally we are forced to acknowledge it’s importance for our growth. The things we consider vitally important in our waking physical lives are not nearly as important as the TRUE reason we are here, which is to overcome our shortcomings so that we may get closer to our Source / God / Higher Power. To avoid learning the lesson is like forcing your soul to a fate similar to the mythical Greek god named Sisyphus who was doomed to keep rolling a boulder uphill for eternity, only to watch it roll back down & have to repeat the same tedious hard chore again & again. That sounds like school to me! So pay attention to the messages in dreams about schools, and you may advance faster. Do you really want to repeat kindergarten again?
This is supposed to symbolize you in your waking life, in your physical body. Your physical body is used by the soul pretty much like we use a car...it’s driven for awhile and we give it gas / nourishment & repairs as needed until it stops running, and then we go back home. Pay attention to your car, which symbolizes your physical body. Are you behind the wheel, or is someone else in control? You want to be in charge of your life, naturally. What is the color & condition of this vehicle? Do you seem to be driving it the right way, on a safe road in good condition, or is the road rocky, winding, or suddenly ends at a cliff? That would signal that you need redirection. The bigger the vehicle, the more energy you may be successfully using for your daily lessons, depending on the context of your dream. Note all clues as to how you are faring, and make adjustments accordingly.
You drive a car, but typically you LIVE in a house/apartment. Dreams about a house symbolize a larger aspect of your Self, and the aspects of self, which make us whole. Each room is said to symbolize a different aspect of your Self, for example:
An Attic symbolizes your Higher Self, and your spiritual development & progress. Look at other symbols in the attic of your dream, and try to evaluate what they mean. Also pay attention to the feeling(s) you experience in your dream...is it serious, enlightening or what, exactly? All these things are clues for you.
A Bathroom would symbolize the need for cleansing / purging / elimination of something in your life that isn’t quite working, or that has served it’s purpose and now it’s time to move on.
A Dining Room is similar to the kitchen, but has more to do with immediate needs for supplying & utilizing nourishment, and less with the preparation or taking stock of those needs.
The Main Room or Living Room symbolizes your daily interactions with others, and often you will have other people appearing in your dreams in this room. Remember, they represent aspects of YOUR Self, and not themselves.
(See PEOPLE, above)
Bedrooms symbolize the unconscious mind aspect of your self, rest, dreams, sometimes and sexuality issues in your life.
The Upstairs symbolizes your spiritual awareness aspect of self, or the Higher Self that holds all the keys or knowledge to this life’s role you are acting out, and always has your higher good looked after, no matter how it might seem otherwise.
The Downstairs / Basement symbolizes your subconscious mind / aspect of self, which deals with habits, old coping skills, self-regulation, ego.
That’s usually the part of our Selves that makes us feel “torn” between knowing we should do one thing, and inexplicably ending up doing the opposite. (Don’t you HATE that?)
Old belief patterns & fears have to be corrected, if that is the case. Tackle & overcome it, and you will feel much more peaceful about your life.
The Ground Floor of a house represents your daily agenda; what’s currently going on in your life.
Revisiting Old Houses from Childhood or Earlier Times: this points to issues that probably are resurfacing in your current life, and need to be looked at, analyzed, and healed so you can move forward and not backward.
If you find yourself repeating the same old tired mistakes, or dealing with the same old tired fears, chances are you will have this dream.
A Hallway symbolizes that you have reached an area that is necessary to journey through in order to get to the other side, and it may be a narrow path that has to be traversed with care and awareness.
If you have that “closed in, claustrophobic feeling” then you need to expand your awareness/open your mind to more possibilities for completing this phase of your journey.
This symbol points to emotional turmoil, as in a “whirlwind of emotions”; and / or rapid or sudden changes in your life. It is a sign to “get a grip” on what is possibly spinning out of control & deal more effectively with your emotions. Meditation and finding some private “thinking time” for yourself might be a good idea.
I am not a numerologist, but I will put a few basic numbers here
Newness or creation in your life, a new aspect of self is being formed and coming into being!... DreamPedia
Accents in dreams, especially those portrayed as overly heavy or nonsensical, may reflect cultural or societal prejudice of which we may be normally unaware.
The inability to communicate effectively; feeling as if people aren’t hearing you correctly.... The Language of Dreams
Chattering: Deceitful conversations.
Flocking: Moving with a group mind toward a common goal.
In China and Japan, an emblem of conjugal joy, and a fortuitous omen for young couples.
Hie seasonal movement of these creatures speaks to us of learning to listen to our instincts for well-being and safety.
Possibly an alternative type of swimming dream.
What are the ducks doing and how safe do they appear in their habitat? If there is a hunter nearby, consider if you have likewise become a proverbial sitting duck for someone’s aim.
If so, then duck!... The Language of Dreams
A direct reflection of your listening skills, or lack thereof.
The size of the ears here might help interpret the dream further, large ones being more open but also less discreet.
The need to listen more closely to your inner self, or the messages from those who care about you.
Earrings represent decorating or exaggerating the facts of a storv to make vourself look better (see Jewelry). Alternatively, this may be a warning from your own conscience to stop listening in on private conversations. In folklore, the ear originally got pierced as a chastisement for such impropriety.... The Language of Dreams
The scent of pine in a dream reflects either a need for cleansing and purification of some type, or refreshment for one’s energy.
The scent of pine was regularly used in sick rooms for both purposes.
Long lasting results from your labors. Pine trees stay green through the winter, implying immortality.
Sticky situations, clingy emotions, or barbed conversations: Pine needles are quite sharp and often bear tack}’ sap that seems to get on everything with which they come in contact. Are you being likewise prickly or stick)’ in the way you deal with people or a particular circumstance?... The Language of Dreams
Matters of communication. How well are you “tuning into” the messages from others, yourself, and the Universe?
Static on a radio reflects similarly muddled discourse. Readjust your manner of conversation so that it can be understood clearly.
A terribly loud radio indicates someone with a strong personality who may try to dominate conversations through boisterous behavior. Frequendy this is actually a
manifestation of insecurity that needs attention. Alternatively, such amplification can indicate a message from the subconscious or Higher Self that has been tryi to get through for some time.... The Language of Dreams
Something that seems, on the surface, nonsensical or baffling (e.g., “not having any rhyme or reason”).
A mnemonic device that the subconscious or Higher Self uses to help you retain a dream key upon awakening. In this case, consider either the whole rhyme or each phrase for more meaning.
For example, the children’s rhyme of “thirty days has September, April, June, and November” might have numerical significance, or may equate to the symbolism of the months mentioned.
In poetry, rhyme helps establish a meter to the words, and carries ideas from one line into the next. So, consider how well you have paced yourself lately, or if your line of reasoning has been flowing in the right direction.... The Language of Dreams
Matters of communication and effective speech.
News or messages from your Higher Self, others, or the Universe.
Endlessly ringing: Overlooking or misconstruing the signals you’re receiving.
Out of order: Closing yourself off from communication or socialization with a large group of people. This situation may have been by personal choice, or something that was caused circumstantially.
A telephone left off its hook indicates not wishing to listen, often to a specific person.
The question here is whether or not turning a deaf ear is the right solution to your problem.
Dialing a phone in your dream and always getting a busy signal implies that other people always seem too busy to listen to your ideas or problems.
Being put on hold represents people or situations inhibiting free discourse in some way, including the constraints caused by propriety and societal expectations.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Playing the violin: you still have very romantic ideas about life and love, but this is one of the things people like about you. Listening to others play the violin: be honest, aren’t you just a little jealous of other people’s talents and successes? Looking at a violin in your dream means pleasant conversations with nice people. Hearing a violin: you are unconsciously yearning for something; it also means you have hidden talents. See Bass Viol, Music.
Depth Psychology: A dream about a violin may be suggesting that you reexamine your hopes and dreams. Have you set your sights too high? Do you want to make “beautiful music”—have a romantic affair ?... Dreamers Dictionary