The anteater may be saying that you need not work so hard on fruitless projects.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Alternative womb and fertility symbol, especially if filled with liquid (see Milk, Juice, Water, Wine).
Arthurian and Druidical lore identify this emblem as the grail, the cup that signifies humankind’s connection with nature and each other.
Christian: The sacredness of life and the quality of forgiveness (the cup of Christ’s blood). In this case, do you drink freely of what’s offered you, or pour it away?
Unity. In Gypsy, pagan, and Hebrew marriage and courtship rites, people drinking from one cup link their destinies and become as one.
Refusing: Wishing to avert a personal trial that is really unavoidable (note the story of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane). Alternatively, rejecting an opportunity for friendship or camaraderie because of suspicious motivations.
In Eastern philosophy, a cup is shaped by what it contains. What metaphorical beverages do you incorporate into yourself by drinking of this cup?... The Language of Dreams
A cup in a dream also denotes exposing hidden secrets.
A filled cup in a dream represents a pregnant woman, if the water disappears in the dream, it means that she will give birth to a new child.
A broken glass in a dream means death.
A broken glass in a dream also signifies the death of one’s wife.
If one sees himself carrying a glass of water, then if the glass falls and breaks, while the water remains in his hand in the dream, it means that his wife maydie soon after giving birth to a new son.
If the glass does not break and the water is spilled in the dream, it means that she will live and the newborn will die.
A cup in a dream also represents a housekeeper, or it could mean money.
The substance of a cup in a dream is interpreted the same way as that of a woman. Eating a glass cup in a dream means suffering adversities. (Also see Drinking; Mug)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An offering is being made which the dreamer would do well to identify. Often the feminine is offering an opportunity from the unconscious.
2- Intuitively, if we arc open to the more feminine side, we are able to both give and receive help and assistance.
3- The feminine awareness of the draught of life, immortality and plenty is intuitively and sensitively used.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A coffee mug signifies that you are ready to communicate with someone important to you.
A plastic-coated party cup may point to your readiness to cxpenence joy and the celebration of life.
A broken or chipped cup may represent internal damage that makes it difficult to fulfill your desires.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A broken cup: you will break up with a friend or a loved one.
Depth Psychology: A cup might be a sign of your sexual needs or your need for friendly companionship. See Container, Mug, Vessel.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your cup runneth over, then this dream symbolizes that you are thriving in prosperity.
If your cup is empty, then this dream either symbolizes that you are feeling empty or available to receive. See Chalice.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An ordinary teacup or mug for instance focuses on mundane matters and – for a woman – her feelings about domestic concerns. In a man’s dream the emphasis is more likely to be on his feelings about his wife, family and happiness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A decorated or fancy cup foretells that you can avoid social embarrassment by heeding the advice of a loyal friend.... My Dream Interpretation
A wardrobe suggests a period of transition and, because it houses our clothes, how we deal with our self-image, whereas a larder represents our ability to preserve or conserve our stores of energy. Finding a hidden cupboard suggests rediscovering something we may have forgotten. Opening a cupboard and finding it bigger than expected suggests available opportunities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the cupcake had very sweet icing, fun times are ahead for you. Also, you may be coming into some money, or if you have a job, perhaps you’ll get a raise.
To eat a cupcake in a dream is more fortunate than to bake or buy it, although anything to do with cupcakes is lucky.... My Dream Interpretation
If cupping is administered but no blood comes from it in the dream, it represents buried monies that one cannot find. Cupping in a dream also means silence, desistance or abstaining from reply.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A warning sign of alcoholism. What is the goblet made of? What is in it? Possibly something poisonous? The next question would be what kind of poison.
Classical symbol in depth psychology for female sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- If the plateau is barren, we may need some further stimulus to help us move on.
If it seems to be a place of safety, we may not wish to move on and perhaps need to take time out to recuperate.
3- Spiritually a plateau offers choices. We can rest on our laurels and take time out to assess our progress, or we can use the plateau for calm and pcace.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are looking at a plateau from up high: you will achieve much in your life, even if nothing points to it right now.
Depth Psychology: Are you somehow dissatisfied with your life at the moment? Are you bored? Remember, a plateau may also be a sign that you can look to the future without worries and obstacles.... Dreamers Dictionary
If it seems to be a place of safety, we may not wish to move on and perhaps need to take time out to recuperate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a young woman to dream of a porcupine, portends that she will fear her lover.
To see a dead one, signifies your abolishment of ill feelings and possessions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A porcupine in a dream also represents deceit, spying, betraying someone, hiding, or evil.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Your friendship is being taken advantage of.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Defense mechanisms working overtime.
Metaphorically bristling at any new ideas, possibilities, or relationships for fear of failure or being hurt.
You may be threatening others in order to get your own way, whether or not you actually intend to follow through on the warning given.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: The porcupine serves as a warning: don’t be so naive. It could also mean that you either planned to do a good deed for another person and were rebuffed, or you have painted yourself into a corner. Killing a porcupine: you got rid of a “prickly” person. Watching a porcupine catch a mouse: a very materialistic or sting)’ person is taking advantage of you. Getting pricked by a quill: someone is trying to ruin your reputation or harm vou.
Depth Psychology: The porcupine reflects your need for safety and security. It could also indicate actual mistrust on your part, which could influence your relationships. Have you “painted yourself into a corner”? Are you “being prickly”?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of stealing from a person or place you know, that is where you should look to for the emotional fulfilment you have been needing. Other dreams about stealing money means someone you are interested in is not paying attention to you. Also see “Stealing a Boyfriend”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
To be accused of stealing, denotes that you will be misunderstood in some affair, and suffer therefrom, but you will eventually find that this will bring you favor.
To accuse others, denotes that you will treat some person with hasty inconsideration. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If they are poor and feel like they have no other alternative or if they are greedy and do not want to put the time and the effort into earning what they need. (The needs could be emotional as well as material.) Stealing alludes to moral questions in the dream’s psyche. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand why the stealing is taking place. Are people taking from you without your permission, or are you trying to reap the benefits of that which you did not earn? The message from the unconscious may be that of self-evaluation, neediness, and morality.
The understanding of this dream may bring you closer to understanding your deeper needs which will ultimately lead to greater happiness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- To dream of stealing suggests we arc taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If it is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust.
If we are in a gang of thieves, then we should look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group we belong to.
1- Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affect ion.
2- Spiritually, stealing is using energy inappropriately. At each level of awareness we have certain power available to us which must be used wisclv and well For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic Vampirism’ is another form of stealing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Having something or someone you don’t feel you deserve, whether or not this feeling has any foundation.
Someone taking credit for an idea or accomplishment, instead of sharing the recognition with those who deserve it.
Look to see what is taken in the dream, as this can provide more meaning.
For example, seeing someone rob a house symbolizes a person or situation threatening your personal space or possessions.... The Language of Dreams
For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic ‘vampirism’ is another form of stealing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If in dreams this act is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust. However, if we belong to a gang of thieves, then we should carefully look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group that we belong to.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1.If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now. Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.
If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you’ve accomplished. See “Robber”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream of someone else stealing your boyfriend, you are scared of being betrayed and abandoned, by friends, your romantic partner, or both. Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others.... My Dream Interpretation
2- Because it is two substances uniting into one, steam suggests transformation. It also suggests a transitory experience, sincc steam also melts awav.
3- We are looking at, and are aware of, the all encompassing power of the Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The steam of a locomotive is a promise of great projects to come your way. Steam from a boiling pot on the stove; pay attention—family differences are about to surface.
Depth Psychology: Steam represents the amount of energy you invest in what you do; it also might be symbolic of anger you have repressed. Maybe you invested more energy in a project than was called for? The dream is a warning to release stress and tension to prevent the “pot” firom boiling over or exploding. See Fire, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
The dream may indicate that you are ready and eager to take action on an issue. It may also mean that you are angry with someone or something.... My Dream Interpretation
If the steam is not under pressure, this symbol might also mean dissolving, solving, solution, resolution, and the pleasure of shedding, as in letting go. Steam is also the symbol of devotion and self-abandon. Steam as a combination of hot water (passionate feelings) and air (intellect) also points to conscious commitment.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A steamroller in a dream also represents force, adversities, aberration, despotism, or it could mean bringing things down to proper level and correcting the course of one’s life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see your friends drinking tea, and you with them, denotes that social pleasures will pall on you, and you will seek to change your feelings by serving others in their sorrows.
To see dregs in your tea, warns you of trouble in love, and affairs of a social nature.
To spill tea, is a sign of domestic confusion and grief.
To find your tea chest empty, unfolds much disagreeable gossip and news.
To dream that you are thirsty for tea, denotes that you will be surprised with uninvited guests. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- The Japanese tea ceremony suggests a unique way of caring for and nurturing someone, as does afternoon tea. Dreaming of tea cups in particular links with the individual’s need for divination (reading tea leaves).
A tea break in a work environment suggests a need for rest and relaxation from concentration.
3- lea as a symbol suggests spiritual refreshment and making an offering.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
In the East, this beverage is sacred to Buddha, making it one of tranquillity and meditation. This symbol expresses that actions and words are in accord.
An ability to see beyond the surface of a situation and discern hidden truths. Tea leaf reading is still a popular form of divination.
Universal ideals and community. In Japan, the tea ceremony becomes a group meditation on the higher truths common to all humankind.
Two people pouring out of the same teapot in your dream portends arguments.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Tea might be a symbol of your need for peace and quiet, companionship, or relaxation. Your immediate future will bring interesting experiences, new ideas, and new people into your life.... Dreamers Dictionary
A tea break in a work environment suggests a need for rest and relaxation from concentration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream about drinking tea with your friends, there is shallowness in your friendships and something darker is beneath the surface. Teabags in a dream suggest that you are hiding something from the people who care about you. Also see “Teapot”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
An elementary school teacher in a dream represents a commander, a judge, a scholar, or a trainer.
A grammar teacher and a language teacher in a dream represents honor, dignity, exalted rank, helping others, having important connections with people in authority, scholars, or he could represent understanding, clarity of speech, easy life, profits, marriage, children, or parents.
A teacher in a dream also represents a bird hunter who presides over the affairs of ignorant people. (Also see Educator; Engraver; Grammarian; Language; Writer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream could be addressing your issues with authority and approval. Also, you may have a need for guidance and new learning. See Also: School... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The teacher is an archetypal figure of authority. Bad conscience, often connected to sensuality. Teachers are almost always the leaders that guide us into adulthood. This may also be an initiation dream.
The inner guide teaching about maturity and self-discipline. On the other hand, there may be the tendency to preach to oneself and to others.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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
Vision: If a man dreams about a female teacher, it means he has a repressed, sadistic streak—the craving to physically punish, even brutalize others. Seeing a teacher is a warning about thoughdess and frivolous behavior. Talking with a teacher: it is not only the best but also right time to solve long neg-lected problems.
If you are the teacher, it means you think you know everything better than anybody else and have a tendency to lecture other people. See Exam, Test.
Depth Psychology: The teacher is usually your inner guide who is standing by with helpful advice.
The teacher reminds you that life is a continuous test and challenge.
The dream is also addressing your self-doubt, challenging you to trust yourself. See Steering Wheel.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being the teacher, consider whether or not you feel adequate for the job, frustrated, or joyous.
If you dream that the teacher is someone other than yourself, then you are projecting what you already know onto them, and/or projecting your power outside of self. Keep in mind that you cannot be taught something you don’t already know.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we dream of ourselves as a teacher we will need to look at what information we have that should be passed on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dreamed of a dangerous or evil teacher, or just an incompetent one, you may be getting bad advice from someone close to you.
If you were the teacher, see “Teaching”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
For a woman to break or see them broken, omens her pleasure and good fortune will be marred by a sudden trouble.
To drink wine from one, foretells fortune and pleasure will be combined in the near future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are operating with synergy, then this dream signifies that you are powerfully unified within yourself and you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
If the team is operating in disharmony, then this dream is a message for you to organize your various sub-personalities into a singular focus so that you can win this game called life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are watching a sports team, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.... My Dream Interpretation
To see or find something of your torn up is a good sign, meaning you will have an unexpected triumph or gain.
For tears, see “Crying”.... My Dream Interpretation
To interpret tearing something up in dreams will depend on whether the action is destructive or one of division in order to share.
If the article is already torn, then there is an aspect of our lives that is less than perfect and has been damaged in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are crying we may not feel we are able to give way to emotion in everyday life, but can do so in the safe scenario of a dream.
If we dream of someone we know in tears we perhaps need to look at our own conduct to see if it is appropriate.
If we do not know them then we have offended against our own code of behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If such tears are finally shed in the dream, they mean that one will willingly spend such money, or get rid of it to conceal his act.
If one sees tears running from his right eye and entering his left eye in the dream, it means that his son and daughter may engage in sexual intercourse, and he must immediately separate between their rooms, and teach them about the lawful and the unlawful. Tears which come during yawning in a dream signify payment of an unjust fine. Seeing tears during the daylight time, or under the sun, or in front of a fire in a dream means business losses caused by one of these three elements. Tears in a dream also signify loneliness, leaving one’s homeland, or yearning to see one’s beloved, or they may represent pearls. (Also see Pearl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If we are crying we may not feel we are able to give way to emotion in everydav life, but can do so in the safe scenario of a dream.
If we dream of someone else in tears we perhaps need to look at our own conduct to see if it is appropriate.
2- To dream of being in tears and then to wake up and discover that we are actually crying, suggests that some hurt or trauma has come sufficiently close to the surface to enable us to deal with it on a conscious level.
3- fears can represent hurt or compassion, and it is often this latter meaning which applies spiritually. Experiencing compassion in a dream can make us more aware of the necessity for it in waking life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you were being teased, you are likely to hear some pleasant financial news shortly.
To dream of observing others being teased indicates the accomplishment of a secret ambition.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of being teased, denotes that you will win the love of merry and well-to-do persons.
For a young woman to dream of being teased, foretells that she will form a hasty attachment, but will not be successful in consummating an early marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If we are teasing someone and pointing out their idiosyncrasies, we may actually be highlighting our own discrepancies.
2- Teasing can be a form of bullying, of becoming a victim. We need to understand our requirement to have power over someone, rather than helping them. Teasing will often arise from an insecurity and an awareness of our own doubts and fears. In archetypal terms it is an easy way to project our own difficulties onto other people.
3- Within spiritual development one becomes aware of others’ faults of character. Teasing or being teased in dreams alerts us to an ego state which is not appropriate for further development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are being physically tortured in dreams, we need to look at the other images and personalities in the dream to discover what significance such action has in our everyday life. It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realizing it. Torment has a hugely emotional charge behind it and reveals an element of sadism in our dream tormentor. This can amount to persecution and is the sort of dream that will surface in post-traumatic stress disorder.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are unable to deal with the hurt, the dream may escalate into one of torment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile