gender

Dreams of changing gender (for example, a girl dreams she is a boy) are very common. These other “selves” simply represent feelings or thoughts that come from a side of your personality that you regard as being “male” (or in a boy’s case, female). There in many characteristics that we associate with a particular gender, such as aggression being male. It is normal and natural for this to be played out in your dream as you becoming the opposite gender. It helps you to explore or act out feelings, or burn off negative thoughts, that you would otherwise repress.



Gender | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Gender

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Sometimes dreaming of a lover indicates issues with a real relationship. More often though, dream lovers represent our equal but opposite gender.

• Women will experience male lovers in their dreams and men female ones.

For a woman the male lover symbolises your inherent masculine energies - the ability to work, take action, make plans, create structure as opposed to your natural feminine energies of intuitive choices, creating community, nurturing and nourishing. and vice versa for men dreaming of a woman.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: An abacus is an introduction to logic, a masculine quality, rather than intuition, a more feminine one. When a man dreams of an abacus, it may be that he is being reminded of the more logical side of his personality, or the need to calculate risk, whereas a woman may need to become conscious of her more objective qualities rather than rely on her emotions. Additional information can be gleaned by reading the entries for calculator, numbers and toy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A child’s first and most important relationship is with its mother, so being abandoned in a dream will have slightly different connotations in a man’s dream to those of a woman.

For both, however, there will be security issues. Grief at the loss of a partner or family member can trigger dreams of abandonment, perhaps bringing to the fore many unresolved issues. You may find it helpful to read the entries for lost, hospital and mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: The people watching are saying “Kill her! Kill her! Kill her!” Then someone finds an extra bullet, puts it in the gun and shoots me in the stomach. I wake with my body completely straight with my hands on my stomach. I feel my whole body cracking up inside’ (Vanessa). Almost half the dreams on file which mention abdomen, belly or stomach show the dreamer being shot, as in the example. This is obviously to do with a particular type of hurt. When human beings learned to stand up, they exposed their vulner­able underbelly.

If we are hurt or threatened we tense the pelvic and abdominal area. Vanessa wakes to just such ten­sion, with a sense of her body being fragmented.

The opposite is to dream of waves of pleasure moving within us, which gives us a sense of integration within ourself and with the world.

In general the abdomen represents the potential of our fully active natural drives—hunger, longing to be held; desire to give of ourself.

If these are hurt, we tend to hold ourself back from active social expression or intimacy of feelings in relationships. Our abdomen is also our digestive ability, both physical and psychological. Stomach or abdominal dreams may refer to some dis-ease in the actual organs. We might not be able to stomach something we have met in the everyday world.

To vomit: a discharging of unpleasant feelings resulting from ingesting (hearing, reading, being told, experiencing) something unpleasant.

In her dream Vanessa was re-enacting the Hungerford di­saster, and feeling the fear it engendered. Shot in the belly, sex; painful response to relationship. Idioms: bellyaching; have a bellyful; eyes bigger than one’s belly, have a strong stomach; turn one’s stomach; butterflies in stomach. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Often in an intense relationship there is a sense of being overcome.

For a woman this may result in dreams of abduction whereas a man is more likely to actually play the part of the ‘knight in shining armour’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In the balance within us of masculine and feminine, both men and women can find that, as they reach for a better understanding of themselves, dreams bring to the surface traits of character which we consider to be abnormal or deviant.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When a woman is pregnant and dreams of abortion, particularly during a first pregnancy, she is often trying to come to terms with her new status and any fears and doubts she may have. Such a dream is not usually precognitive. When a man has such a dream he may be beginning to come to terms with some kind of emotional trauma, feelings that he needs to understand and perhaps mourn.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Where the dreamer often travels in his or her workaday life, going abroad for a man may simply signify how he gets from a to b – a logical progression.

For a woman her issues may be about security and emotional commitment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Fighting, Running, Seduction, Sexual Encounters)

Feeling violated or exploited by an individual, a group, or a situation.

If you are the abuser in the dream, this may represent pent-up displeasure toward yourself or antagonism toward another.

A memory surfacing. Some abuse victims have uncovered their memories through dreams. However, caution must be issued here. Since this topic is widely covered by the media, what you experience in a dream can reenact some of these stories, engendered by your emotional response (fear, indignation, outrage, etc.).... The Language of Dreams

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Gives gender - specific: Androgeny is inherent in the acorn along with the close relationship between the masculine and feminine principles with its potential for growth. This often means that this symbol should be interpreted by the male as fertility (normally a feminine realm) and by the female as tenacity and strength (usually perceived as masculine traits).... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream an actor can represent the public figure while an actress will suggest one of the feminine archetypes and his anima. In a woman’s dream an actor may represent her animus and an actress a hidden, perhaps unrecognized part of herself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, being adopted may suggest fear of emotional closeness, whereas in a woman’s dream, she may actually be seeking such closeness. Your own personal circumstances will often give further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, if he is receiving advice from a woman he may find it helpful to identify with which aspect of his anima he is working. In a woman’s dream, she may wish to consider her animus as an ally rather than as an opponent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In some cases the aeroplane can suggest a phallic symbol or the assertive masculine.

A man may choose this interpretation at the beginning of a new relationship, whereas a woman is more likely to use this interpretation as she progresses further into the relationship and understands her partner’s ambition and drive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of an affair, it is likely that she has registered that connection before becoming consciously aware of it.

A man will tend to be more physically attracted before dreaming of an affair. Men tend to be better at analyzing systems while women tend to be better at reading the emotions of other people. They have an increased ability to bond and be connected to others.

For further clarification you might like to read the entries for family and people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

To have an enlightened dream of Agape, which is unconditional love, is a calling to embody the divine love that sees no colors, genders or religions.

To dream of Agape love is about awakening to your true nature. See God and Prophetic Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Gives gender - specific: As the use of alcohol becomes more prevalent in the everyday, it can have the effect of changing the quality of dreams, bringing more frightening or incomprehensible images to the fore. Often these images need to be interpreted in the way that they were in previous times, as gremlins and hidden fears and anxieties. Men tend to be less inclined to interpret such images and to dismiss them as being irrelevant, women may choose to take note of them. You may like to consult the entries for abandonment, drunk and wine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, feeling alone can highlight the state of our relationships. When someone dies or a relationship comes to an end, such a dream can signify grief.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Within the framework of the differences between men’s and women’s dreams, working at an altar can highlight the difference between the archetype of the sorcerer, who tends to use power dispassionately, and the priestess, whose caring is more intuitive and in tune with what is needed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Arising from the patterning laid down in the womb, dreams of amputation of a limb can often have a sexual or gender specific meaning. In a man’s dream there is an aspect of emasculation occurring, whereas in a woman’s dream, she may be experiencing problems with aspects of her animus.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Often in dreams an analyst will appear as a member of the opposite sex, so it is worthwhile taking careful note of what the interaction is between you and other people in the dream scenario.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the anchor can sometimes suggest his sexuality or perhaps his more creative urges. In a woman’s dream it suggests either her nurturing side, intuitive abilities or perhaps the security of relationship, either personal or cosmic.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both a woman’s dream and a man’s dream androgeny represents a coming to terms with the dynamic that can be created when we have an understanding of all aspects of our personality. We have, on some level, succeeded in what psychologists term ‘integration’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Angels’ appearance in dreams – for both men and women – suggest that we need to look at concepts that are particularly spiritual in origin. Both angels and archangels are traditionally identifiable by their attributes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Introduction

1- When we dream of a figure of the opposite sex we are attempting to give meaning and validity to the attributes and qualities of that particular sex. Thus a man may be trying to access his more sensitive side, while a woman may be attempting to become more logical.

2- We are attempting to balance our psychological being through an ability to be objective about ourselves. Only through understanding that we hold within us elements of the opposite sex, can we become whole and properly integrated.

3- The polarity of the way we express our own gender is an equally valid part of our personality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Gives gender - specific: Formed as it is from the symbols of egyptian deities isis and osiris – and, therefore, representing the generative principle – in a man’s dream the ankh can suggest the power of resurrection, whereas in a woman’s dream it is more likely to suggest the power of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Antlers in dreams may always be considered to represent virility and sexual prowess, whether in a man’s or woman’s dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both male and female dreams the anvil can be seen as a form of resistance which allows us to use our individual creativity to fashion our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It is mainly by association that the apple has come to represent the feminine principle and sometimes the maternal breast. It is more likely to have this meaning in a man’s dream than in a woman’s. As a symbol of carnal knowledge it represents fertility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Previously apprenticeships were more valid for men than for women, so to an extent the interpretation for a man or a woman will differ according to their age group.

An older man might dream of his own apprenticeship whereas an older woman may feel that someone around her is lacking skill. Today’s apprentices will not necessarily perceive a division in labour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- This can represent a badge of office or family ties. It depends on the gender of the dreamer and the content of the dream whether this image is negative or positive.

2- If worn by the dreamer this mav indicate the need for skill.

If worn by someone else that part of the dreamer which is represented by the other person may need protecting.

3- As in Freemasonry, this suggests craftsmanship and sacrificial regalia.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It depends on the gender of the dreamer and the content of the dream whether this image is negative or positive. In a woman’s dream it might signify her nurturing side. In a man’s dream it is more likely to represent his relationship with his mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, passing through an arch suggests that he is learning to use his intuitive side more successfully, whereas in a woman’s dream it is more likely to signify that she is becoming aware of her own heritage and mystery.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Arguments with members of the opposite sex suggest that some adjustment needs to be made in the way you approach relationships. Men may need to understand their own aggression whereas women may need to be less emotional. Certainly something is out of balance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The arrow often suggests masculine power in a woman’s dream while it is more suggestive of drive and ambition in a man’s dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, being attacked will often be to do with her feelings of vulnerability. In a man’s dream, being attacked perhaps highlights his poor self-image. In both men’s and women’s dreams, playing the part of the attacker suggests frustration and lack of control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, to be babysitting suggests an increase in responsibility which may not necessarily be family related, whereas in a woman’s dream it is more likely to be.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream it shows he may be wishing for the freedom to achieve something he might find difficult in partnership. In a woman’s dream it indicates she may be feeling constrained by a relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Whereas previously men carrying bags were seen as effeminate, this is no longer the case, so in dreams a man carrying a bag can symbolize his attitude to his responsibilities. In a woman’s dream a bag is more likely to represent her inner feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, putting down bait can be an indication of her doubts about her own ability to attract a partner. She may feel that she has to entrap or ensnare a partner. In a man’s dream the more practical side recognizes the need to capture an elusive idea or concept.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman dreams of baking she will recognize this as her need to nurture. By and large in the case of a man he may be dealing with his own professionalism.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In terms of spiritual progression in both men’s and women’s dreams, a representation of balance suggests an equilibrium between masculine and feminine qualities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, being on a balcony suggests an awareness of his need for status. In a woman’s dream this suggests a degree of protection. In both it can represent the need for far-sightedness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Many men nowadays choose to shave their heads when they are losing their hair and are taking a practical step to deal with a problem. In a man’s dream, therefore, when he is bald it will have less of an emotional impact than it will when a woman finds herself in that position.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Modern ballet is a powerful medium with which to signify emotion, so in a man’s dream a male ballet dancer will represent his more powerful emotions, whereas a ballerina is more likely to suggest his anima. In a woman’s dream, however, the male dancer might suggest the animus, while the ballerina suggests the more elusive side of her personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both male and female dreams the bamboo plant can suggest androgeny.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Other circumstances of the dream will enable you to make a full interpretation.

A single banana is more likely to be interpreted by a man in terms of the penis whereas a woman may interpret the same symbol as a caring (nurturing) action.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a banker may represent a type of father figure and the bank, depending on her own inherent personal abilities, a secure space.

A man’s dream is more likely to depict his own relationship with the material world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream an iron bar might suggest an assertive nature, whereas in a woman’s dream it is more likely to signify aggression or to have sexual connotations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams a barb can suggest aggressive male sexuality, whereas barbed wire is more likely to represent the legendary ‘vagina indentata’ or all-devouring female.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Because of its connection with the feminine, in a man’s dream a basket can suggest domesticity or his caring nature. In a woman’s dream, if she finds the basket heavy, she may be finding her responsibilities a burden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For many women a bath can be a relaxing time of contemplation and can, therefore, have that significance in dreams.

For men, it is more likely to be functional and, therefore, a time of planning. You might like to read the entries for swimming, washing and water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the baton can suggest perfect timing, whereas in a man’s dream it is more likely to suggest authority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men and women’s dreams, since the principle is one of a balance of positive and negative, a battery can suggest the libido or the driving force.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In dreams the mind frequently gives us images that clarify our attitude to ourselves and our everyday lives.

For a man, entering a bay or inlet touches on the ancient myth of jason and the argonauts and their search for something attainable only with difficulty.

For a woman, a bay or inlet suggests her secret and private self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, without the spiritual connotations, a beacon can be a symbol for sexuality. In a woman’s dream it is more likely to suggest passionate feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the bean suggests the life force, whereas in a woman’s dream it will signify her own fertility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a protective force in both men’s and women’s dreams, the bear can represent maternal energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream a beard suggests masculine power but in a woman’s dream it suggests that someone is trying to hide information.

If a woman is growing a beard in a dream it shows she needs to be more assertive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For most people, the bed and bedroom signify a private place, though sometimes from different perspectives.

For both men and women, dreams about beds can give an insight into our attitude to relationships, not necessarily with the opposite sex.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In everyday life control of the bladder during sleep can occur quite late – often later in boys than girls – so dreaming of bed wetting may arise from traumatic experiences, or from issues of self-esteem, which take the dreamer back to childhood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Often before she knows she is pregnant, a woman may become conscious of her belly in dreams. Body dysmorphia, such as dreaming of becoming fat, is quite common at this time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a belt can have the same significance as a girdle – a symbol of her femininity. In a man’s dream it is more likely to be a symbol of security.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A bicycle in a woman’s dream represents personal freedom and previously might have suggested rebellion. In a man’s dream it is most likely to have links with childhood memories.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As customs change we are less likely to dream of bigamy and more likely to dream of multiple liaisons with the opposite sex.

For instance, a man might dream of a harem whilst a woman is more likely to dream of serial monogamy. You might like to consult the entries for affair and marriage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, a bird can represent the anima. In a woman’s dream, it suggests the self, in the sense of the spiritual self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A woman will often dream of small animals and fish as she approaches pregnancy and birth.

A man is more likely to dream of protecting the child or the mother in some fashion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A block as in a cube represents the physical material realm in both men’s and women’s dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a woman to dream of menstrual blood may alert her to a health problem, but may also draw attention to her essential femininity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, to be boiling a kettle suggests that she is seeking some kind of transformation in herself.

For a man to have such a dream indicates he is more likely to be seeking this in someone else.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In engineering terms a nut represents the feminine and the bolt the masculine. In both men’s and women’s dreams the bolt can thus signify sex or the sexual act, but is more often to do with intimate relationships – perhaps where two people have an innate understanding of one another. You might like to consult the entries for bow, key, keyhole and nut for further clarity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, given the above significances, the image of a bottle is probably to do with her own intimate feelings about herself as a woman. In a man’s dream such an image will be more to do with his perception of women.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When the arrow is taken to represent masculine energy, in a man’s dream the bow – the actual means of propulsion – signifies his need to succeed. In a woman’s dream it will suggest her need to procreate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a boy who you are crushing on in real life is usually just a straightforward reflection of your feelings for him.

If you dream that you’re in love with a boy who you don’t like in real life, your dream could be telling you that you are overlooking good qualities in that person that makes him worth crushing on. Or, it could mean that he has some personality trait (like being outgoing or sporty) that you wish you had yourself. Dreams about your boyfriend often reflect real-life issues and concerns you have with him.

If you dream that you have a boyfriend, but in real life you don’t, it symbolizes some sort of partnership or commitment. Maybe you want a boyfriend in real life, a common meaning, or maybe the boyfriend in your dream stands for a friend that you have commitment issues with.

If your dream boyfriend is loving, this is your mind’s way of telling you that you are a special person worth loving. You’re giving yourself some much needed affection and praise. Dreaming about an ex-boyfriend can suggest unfinished or confusing issues related to that old relationship. It doesn’t necessarily mean you still care for him, although it can. Often, it means that your current love relationship is awakening similar feelings that you had with your ex, either positive or negative.

If you dream of dating a friend’s boyfriend, your dream is actually about your friend and not the guy. Your friend has certain qualities that you wish you had yourself. Also, you may feel like you’re not as close to this friend as you want to be these days.

If you dream that one of your friends is dating your boyfriend, you may not be getting as much as you want out of your love relationship. This dream can also indicate that you are envious of a quality that your friend has - you wish you were more like her in some way.

If you dreamed about your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to the ex.

The dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship.

If you dream of having a different boyfriend than you actually do, think of how this “other” boyfriend acted in the dream. It may suggest something you want from your boyfriend - a way you wish he would act, or some way in which you’d like him to change.

If you are a girl and you dreamed of being a boy, look up the meaning under “Gender” Also see “Breaking Up”, “Cheating in a Relationship”, “Crush” and “Stealing a Boyfriend”... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a man to dream of breasts usually indicates his unconscious connection with his mother or the nurturing principle.

For a woman, changes in size may suggest that she uses her feminine attributes in a different way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of being a bride, she is often trying to reconcile her need for relationship and her need for independence. She needs to have an understanding of the changes in responsibility. In a man’s dream, a bride indicates his understanding of the feminine, innocent part of himself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a bridegroom may be something of a fantasy figure, allowing her to understand the qualities she needs in a partner on a mundane level. In a man’s dream, he is perhaps putting himself in touch with his finer aspects. Also consult the entries for bride and wedding / wedding dress / wedding ring.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If the bridle is made of flowers it indicates a feminine, gentle way of imposing control.

If the bridling is more austere – such as one of metal and / or leather – we perhaps need to use firmness and restraint (more masculine qualities). There may also, of course, be wordplay here with the word ‘bridal’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Brooms and brushes have largely given way to technological advances. In dreams, however, they still retain their old significance. In a man’s dream, a broom may suggest ordinary, mundane tasks, whereas in a woman’s dream it may suggest control over her environment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman dreams of being in a brothel, she has not yet come to terms with the sexually active side of herself.

If a man dreams of being in a brothel it may show a fear of the feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A bullet can represent the need for, and control of, sexual impregnation.

The differences in a man’s and a woman’s dream are self-explanatory.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Since traditionally a burglar is perceived to be masculine, in a woman’s dream he may represent the wayward antisocial aspect of the men around her. In a man’s dream, a burglar is more likely to represent his need to control his own sense of impropriety.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a cable may highlight the strength of her bonds with someone else whereas in a man’s dream it can suggest restrictions within his closest relationships.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Traditionally, baking cakes was a particularly feminine activity, and therefore such dreams had more relevance to nurturing. As men develop their more caring side, cakes take on this meaning in their dreams.

To interpret the meaning of candles on a cake consult the entries for candle and numbers.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It will depend upon the dreamer’s own personal development how such a dream is interpreted. In a woman’s dream, for instance, it can help her come to terms with her treatment by, or of, the men in her life; whereas in a man’s dream he may be dealing with his own personal journey to maturity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Since the astrological sign of cancer represents a feminine attribute, in a woman’s dream she may be considering her ability to nurture. In a man’s dream his focus may be on his attitude to his mother or mothering.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It has been suggested that the candle epitomizes masculine power (candle) and feminine passion (flame), the one being useless without the other. In a woman’s dream, therefore, extinguishing a candle might suggest control of a perceived power, whereas in a man’s dream it will suggest control of external factors. You might like to consult the entries for fire, light and wax as well as the information on phallus in sex / sexual images.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: By its association with the feminine, in a woman’s dream the canoe represents her place within the world. In a man’s dream it signifies the hunter and protector.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream bearing cargo may suggest pregnancy or her feelings about this. In a man’s dream it suggests responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a woman a cask will represent her ability to preserve her culture or ideas, but for a man it is more likely that he feels he has the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of his labours.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The castle represents the essential feminine wisdom so a woman is more likely to dream of being in a castle.

A man will tend to dream of trying to enter one.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Castration in a man’s dream suggests that his sense of self is being attacked. In a woman’s dream she should take care that she is not emasculating her partner or colleagues.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The caterpillar is a recognizable first symbol of the growth process. In a woman’s dream it may represent an awareness of a potential pregnancy whereas for a boy such an image suggests his emerging sexuality. In a man’s dream a caterpillar signifies the commencement of a journey of discovery about his spirituality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams a cave will represent exploring the subconscious, but in a woman’s dream she is more likely to sense something greater than herself whereas initially a man will begin to appreciate his own intuitive senses.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a male celebrity may allow her to experiment with the type of person she considers worth her attention. In a man’s dream the reverse will be the case.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the chalice tends to represent her sense of self and her connection to the ultimate. In a man’s dream it is more likely to be symbolic of his quest for autonomy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It is not unusual for a woman to dream that she is being pursued in dreams.

The implication is that she has something special which she does not wish to relinquish.

If a man is being chased by a woman or that which he cannot identify then it is usually in response to his fear of being ‘consumed.’... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the chimney may symbolize his sense of his own potency. In a woman’s dream it will suggest her drive and desires.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In modern times the use of tools is not so gender specific as it used to be so in both men and women’s dreams using a chisel suggests properly applied energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Often highlighted as a suitable gift for lovers, in a woman’s dream such a gift may signify an unrecognized potential in a relationship. In a man’s dream he may recognize in himself the need to care for and appreciate others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Most women will make choices from an emotional perspective and most men from a logical one. In dreams this is often reversed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a period of gestation, the chrysalis may appear in women’s dreams to alert her to the possibility of pregnancy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream clover generally highlights the psyche and her intuitive abilities. In a man’s dream the focus will be on his ability to use his talents to the full.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Rather obviously, a club can be taken as a symbol of the penis in both male and female dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: There is obvious significance in the slang word for the penis in a man’s dream and there may be a similar word-play in women’s dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, a comb can indicate seduction or sensuality. In a woman’s dream it perhaps has more to do with her devouring nature – the ability to destroy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In magical work the compass is used to help define the four most powerful directions. In both men’s and women’s dreams a compass may suggest the search for magical power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Competition in both men’s and women’s dreams will highlight their area of competitiveness.

A woman for instance might find herself competing against another woman for recognition, whereas a man may simply find himself in competition with all and sundry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When the other person is known in dreams or of the opposite gender both men and women will need to monitor their own integrity. This is an aspect of the animus or anima and suggests that the physical being is not in alignment with the spiritual self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As women are able to exercise more autonomy over their lives, signing a contract such as a prenuptial agreement suggests the making of a deeper commitment to themselves. In a man’s dream a contract can have a more workaday connotation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream cooking may suggest work-a-day activities as well as domestic ones, a metaphor for the way she constructs a project.

A man’s dream may be a way of refocusing on a creative problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Women are much more in touch with the natural forces so tend to dream of goddesses and their attributes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Since coven also means a religious assembly in both men’s and women’s dreams it will depict a heightening of both emotional and spiritual vibrations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the crab will often represent the different aspects of the three-faceted moon goddess, maid, mother and crone. In a man’s dream it is more likely to suggest the ‘smother mother’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a precognitive dream a cradle can represent pregnancy, while in a man’s dream it can represent the need to return to a womblike, protected state.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In the egyptian story of isis and osiris the crocodile god is said to have swallowed osiris’ manhood. In a man’s dream, therefore, the crocodile can symbolize emasculation. In a woman’s dream it is more likely to represent an aspect of negative masculinity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: To some extent the interpretation depends on what kind of cup is depicted.

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Any instrument which is struck in a woman’s dream suggests the coming together of her two aspects, lilith and eve, harlot and mother.

For a man such a note signifies his life force.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As with any weapon in a man’s dream, the dagger represents his developing assertive behaviour, whereas in a woman’s dream it will be more to do with her drives or her animus.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Damage to the self, as in self-harm, in both men’s and women’s dreams, signifies a lack of self-appreciation.

For a man, losing a limb highlights his sense of emasculation, whereas cutting into the flesh, particularly for a woman, signifies a release from pain.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Men and women perceive danger differently in dreams. Men often confront the difficulty, whereas women may attempt to placate or work round it. Interestingly, as the differences between the genders become blurred in everyday life, these natural responses are also modified.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a dart may be seen as a direct approach from the masculine or perhaps her own attitude to achievement. In a man’s dream it is more likely to be seen as a recreational pastime, or his ability to get straight to the point.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Symbol of female gender. According to Oriental interpretations, a passion fruit, pointing to a passionate love affair in the making.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a deal is likely to highlight aspects of her masculine, more driven side but in a man’s dream it may be the more intuitive skills which come to prominence. Both, of course, are skills required in efficient negotiation in the ordinary world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Since debate often contains both logic (a masculine trait) and emotion (a feminine one), men and women will weigh up the merits of the opposite perspective in a debate in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Men’s and women’s dreams may be very different in terms of the way they adorn their rooms. Traditionally it was thought that women were more drawn to frills and men to sleeker lines.

If the decoration seems out of character we probably need to develop some aspect of creativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman is defending herself in a dream she is guarding against some kind of ‘assault’, often of her own private space.

If a man has such a dream, it shows he will defend against his own vulnerability.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The devil as satan used to appear with some frequency in both men’s and women’s dreams. Now the image is more likely to be that of one of the nature gods such as pan, and represents basic instincts and urges.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream she is more likely to be wearing a tiara, this being a feminine image. In a man’s dream he is more likely to wear a crown or coronet – a less elaborate form of crown.... 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

Gives gender - specific: By and large a woman will tend to dream of the doctor as masculine, and a man the opposite. Only when the shadow – the repressed parts of our personality – is understood will true healing take place.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Gift; Grant; Present) The gender of a gift one donates in a dream signifies the gender one may receive in wakefulness.

A donation in a dream also represents charity, a present or a gift and they all have the same meaning. (Also see Endowment; Gift)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Symbols and images relating to earthiness and the nurturing of others will be more likely to appear in a woman’s dream than in a man’s. Equally, as the earth is put more at risk, men will be likely to recognize the destructive element within themselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Arising from the symbolic meaning of eggs, when a woman dreams specifically of an easter egg her attention may be being drawn in a non­threatening way to her own fertility.

For a man such a dream is more likely to be to do with his innate sense of timing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a woman, an egg will usually have links with fertility, whether her own or someone else’s. In a man’s dream an egg more often suggests potential.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Most teenage boys have what are called ‘wet’ dreams – or more properly nocturnal emissions – when they do actually ejaculate in sleep. These usually occur before the youngster has fully come to terms with the changes occurring in his body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The act of ejection implies the use of force. In a woman’s dream such an image may imply that she must become more forceful. In a man’s dream it may mean that he needs to be more focussed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the elders or the elderly may suggest a more matriarchal aspect. In a man’s dream this may be more paternalistic. It will, of course, depend on whether the gender of the dream figures is recognized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Since men and women would in waking life view eloping from different perspectives – for men the ‘rescuing’ of the maiden and for women being rescued – such dreams can allow us to explore the need to escape from different perspectives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Since a woman is more intimately concerned with the formation of an embryo, her dreams may be more connected with the processes of development rather than the existence of a child. In a man’s dream an embryo need not have the symbolism of a foetus, but rather the rudiments of an idea.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As women’s equality has become more important, women may dream of perceived unfairness, whereas men may feel themselves to be threatened or under pressure. As equality is established, both may dream of the right to self-expression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Broadly, escape in a woman’s dream will have an emotional content perhaps triggered by fear. In a man’s dream the reason is likely to be more considered.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Of necessity in relationships, we have to open up to someone else. In both men and women this may lead to dreams of exposure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The unicorn has its horn representing mysticism, the griffin has the qualities of both the lion and the eagle. These representations are of the best qualities of masculinity and femininity. Only the purest of women (the virgin) can tame the unicorn and only the bravest of men can tame thegriffin. (It is sometimes said that only the female griffin has wings, yet the griffin is also said to draw the chariot of nemesis, goddess of justice, across the sky.)... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams famine suggests a lack of resources, though which particular ones will depend on everyday circumstances. You might also like to consult the entries for eat / eating, fasting, food and nourishment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a male pop star or famous person will most likely represent the ‘knight in shining armour’ destined to take her away from her mundane life. In a man’s dream a female star is more likely to represent a desired type of femininity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The agricultural environment is an easy way to learn about procreation and conservation. In both men’s and women’s dreams a farm or farmyard may symbolize such issues. You might like to consult the entry for animals for further qualification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A woman will sometimes dream of becoming fat before she is consciously aware of being pregnant.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a fiend may manifest as all the unexpressed frustration that she is experiencing. In a man’s dream such a figure will be more overtly aggressive. Also consult the entries for demon, devil and imp.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Because it holds many seeds, the fig is seen as a potent fertility symbol. In a woman’s dream this image may represent her partner’s fertility and, therefore, his ability to father children. In a man’s dream it is more likely to suggest his virility.... 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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It has been thought that small fish represent semen in a woman’s dream and larger fish suggest children. In a man’s dream, small ‘fry’ suggest problems with self-image – he has not yet integrated certain aspects of his personality.

The rod probably represents the penis.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In previous times and in many cultures the woman generally followed the man. When this image surfaces in a woman’s dream she must look at how she feels subservient. In a man’s dream he will become aware that he is adopting a protective, more assertive role.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Traditionally women tend to be more in touch with their own inner resources so a forest in a woman’s dream suggests her exploration of these resources. In a man’s dream, dreaming of a forest suggests an aspect of his hero’s journey through his own hidden and perhaps more frightening sensitivities. You might also like to consult the entries for trees and wood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: To some extent it will depend which part of the fountain is more noticeable in dreams as to its relevance.

The bowl or pool usually represents the feminine and the fountain itself the masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Often in male / female relationships we will dream that lovers have changed to loving friends and vice versa before this has actually occurred in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream when a relationship ends she may need the finality of such a dream image to allow her to come to terms with the break-up. In a man’s dream a funeral may highlight his own emotional make-up and perhaps his feelings of inadequacy in such a situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In dreams, material placed in the funnel may be seen as the power available for a particular project, whereas the flow from the bottom is more the power to take action.

The former is a more feminine attribute, the latter masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a garden signifies her own personal space or territory, whereas for a man it will suggest a shared space.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a fertility symbol a full head of garlic in a woman’s dream may symbolize the testicles. In a man’s case such a dream is more about essential masculinity. You might also like to consult the entries for magic / magician, protect / protection and witch.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the girdle may depict her sense of her own femininity, for instance when she feels bound or constricted by it. In a man’s dream it is more likely to show his understanding of his power over his own life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, dreaming of the gods will help her to understand various aspects of her own personality. In a man’s dream he is linking with his own masculinity and his sense of belonging to himself, and therefore to the rest of humanity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a goddess will clarify both the connection through the unconscious that exists between all women and female creatures and which particular archetypal aspect of femininity she favours. In a man’s dream the goddess figure signifies all that a man fears in the concept of female power. It usually also gives an insight into his earliest view of femininity through his experience of his mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a woman to dream that she meets a man with goggles formerly meant that she could not trust that man to be honest with her. It can still have the same significance today. In a man’s dream, to be wearing goggles suggests that some important matter is being hidden. You might also like to consult the entries for glasses / spectacles and mask.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Grain and the sheaf of corn are old symbols for fertility and for nurturing. In a woman’s dream she will recognize her essential nature through these symbols. In a man’s dream, he will appreciate nature and nurturing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a guy who you are crushing on in real life is usually just a straightforward reflection of your feelings for him.

If you dream that you’re in love with a boy who you don’t like in real life, your dream could be telling you that you are overlooking good qualities in that person that makes him worth crushing on. Or, it could mean that he has some personality trait (like being outgoing or sporty) that you wish you had yourself. Dreams about your boyfriend often reflect real-life issues and concerns you have with him.

If you dream that you have a boyfriend, but in real life you don’t, it symbolizes some sort of partnership or commitment. Maybe you want a boyfriend in real life, a common meaning, or maybe the boyfriend in your dream stands for a friend that you have commitment issues with.

If your dream boyfriend is loving, this is your mind’s way of telling you that you are a special person worth loving. You’re giving yourself some much needed affection and praise. Dreaming about an ex-boyfriend can suggest unfinished or confusing issues related to that old relationship. It doesn’t necessarily mean you still care for him, although it can. Often, it means that your current love relationship is awakening similar feelings that you had with your ex, either positive or negative.

If you dream of dating a friend’s boyfriend, your dream is actually about your friend and not the guy. Your friend has certain qualities that you wish you had yourself. Also, you may feel like you’re not as close to this friend as you want to be these days.

If you dream that one of your friends is dating your boyfriend, you may not be getting as much as you want out of your love relationship. This dream can also indicate that you are envious of a quality that your friend has - you wish you were more like her in some way.

If you dreamed about your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to the ex.

The dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship.

If you dream of having a different boyfriend than you actually do, think of how this “other” boyfriend acted in the dream. It may suggest something you want from your boyfriend - a way you wish he would act, or some way in which you’d like him to change.

If you are a girl and you dreamed of being a guy, look up the meaning under “Gender” Also see “Breaking Up”, “Cheating in a Relationship”, “Crush” and “Stealing a Boyfriend”... My Dream Interpretation

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Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the hag will manifest either as mentor and friend or as a judgemental personality. In a man’s dream she will tend to be more of a figure of fear. In the hero’s journey he must overcome his fear and gain her blessing. Consult the entries for goddess / goddesses and witch for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For many women, her hairdresser is someone with whom she can communicate freely. In her dreams, therefore, this will represent freedom of speech. In a man’s dream, as grooming becomes more important, his hairdresser will suggest a feel-good factor.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the hammer may signify masculine authority, though in a man’s dream it will be more to do with his creativity.

The labrys may appear when we are attempting to balance the various drives and motivations we have.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If the sleeves of the two hands are masculine and feminine in the dream, or the hands are bound by cords, the handshake may symbolize matrimony, the latter by pagan rites. You might like to consult the entries for bonds, cord, gloves and wedding / wedding dress / wedding ring for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: To be harassed in a dream by the opposite sex suggests that a man must pay attention to his softer side and a woman to her more assertive aspects. By a figure of the same sex suggests that a better balance needs to be established between the archetypes.

The dream character will usually indicate what needs attention.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a man to dream that he is in a harem shows that he is struggling to come to terms with the complexities of the feminine nature.

For a woman to have the same dream shows that she is understanding her own flamboyant and sensual nature. On a different level, she is recognizing her need to belong to a group of women – a sisterhood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: As harvesting become more mechanized we lose our connection with the community spirit it once engendered.

To be taking part in a harvest, or perhaps a harvest festival, indicates that we are celebrating our own life energy – that energy we all have available to us. Happy memories and good feelings may be represented in dreams by stereotyped romantic scenarios such as the hayfield when those feelings need to be reproduced.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream harvest time suggests the realization of a dream.

For a man it may suggest prosperity, though not without hard work and some element of sacrifice.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In that following the hearse was once a man’s prerogative, such a dream will signify his acceptance of death or change.

For a woman, a hearse may signify her innate and intimate connection with the processes of death itself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The hearth in a woman’s dream will suggest her own domesticity and gentleness, whereas in a man’s dream it will be more to do with the feminine in his life and his motivation to provide security.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the helmet will represent his own virility. In a woman’s dream it will symbolize her attitude to the masculine.

The type of helmet will be relevant, since there are now cycle and sports helmets – among others – which do not cover the face, but do protect the head, the seat of the intellect.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see by type, Field, Flowers, Gardens)

The smell of a plant, and the feelings or memories it engenders, may be more important here than the herb itself (see Perfn?ne).

Because of their long association with folk medicine, herbs in your dream may reveal matters of personal health, or concerns about same.

If a kitchen spice, this may be a figurative symbol for needing to spice things up in vour life or home.... The Language of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example:4I was outdoors in my underpants teaching a group of people. Looking down I saw my genitals were exposed and I had female organs. I felt OK’ (Bill S). Although Bill works in the building trade, he finds it easy to cook, look after his children, cry, and accept his ‘female’ char­acteristics. Being both sexes: might also suggest feeling uncer­tain about our own gender, or having problems in the role of our own sex. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sex

1- When we dream of a hermaphrodite, we may be having uncertainties about our own gender, or about our ability to adjust to the roles played by our own sex. Interestingly, as we learn more about ourselves, we attempt to achieve a balance between the logical and the sensitive sides of our nature. This can appear as hermaphrodism in a dream.

2- As a child grows, he begins to understand that certain behaviour is appropriate or acceptable. This may mean that other natural reactions are suppressed and can surface later on. These may confuse the dreamer and be perceived in dreams as hermaphrodism.

3- Perfect balance.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

Balanced sexuality; comfort with both sides of the soul (see Men, Women).

An attempt to eliminate real or perceived gender-specific limitations. Hiding your true sensual or sexual nature behind an ambivalent mask.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream of a hermaphrodite, we may be having uncertainties about our ability to adjust to the roles usually played by our own sex or about our own individual gender profile. Interestingly, as we learn and understand more about ourselves, we attempt to achieve a balance between the logical and the sensitive sides of our nature. This can appear as hermaphrodism in a dream as we sort ourselves out.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the hermit may represent one of her links with the divine in the same way as a priest does. In a man’s dream the hermit will often highlight his own links with his god, whatever form that takes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a hero will largely appear as a protector and as an aspect of her animus. As she herself moves towards autonomy she will develop the qualities of bravery required by the heroine.

The princess will appear in a man’s dream as an aspect of his anima, whereas the hero will allow him to acknowledge his maturity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Yang is the masculine or active principle that controls heaven, the day’s activities, the sun’s heat, action and hardness. Yin is the feminine more passive aspect that controls the earth, the night’s mystery, the cool moon, softness and stillness. In both men’s and women’s dreams, when a hexagram appears some kind of balance is being established.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams a hinge can represent a relationship with the opposite sex.

The left hand side may represent the feminine and the right the masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream hollowness may simply be highlighting her ability to be pregnant. In a man’s dream hollowness may signify a sense of inadequacy.... 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

The Language of Dreams

A fear, misunderstanding, or disapproval toward this lifestyle. Latent tendencies expressing themselves.

An intimate exploration of the masculine or feminine nature, depending on which gender is seen in the dream (see Men, Women).

The need to focus on your own gender for a while to achieve greater understanding, “brotherhood” or “sisterhood,” and empowerment from same.... The Language of Dreams

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a lesbian affair does not mean the dreamer is gay, simply that she seeks understanding. In a man’s dream there may consciously be a degree of homophobia and a fear of his more sensitive side, but it is more likely that he is seeking approval of some sort from his peers.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams a horn can also represent the penis and masculinity. Because it is penetrative, it can also signify the desire to hurt. Protectiveness is also a quality of horns since the male animal will use his horns to protect his territory.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Most people who do dream work have found it helpful to establish a system that allows them to jot down the initial interpretation of the dream quickly. Such a system makes it easy to refer back to their dreams.

The system should include the following:

1. Which persons in the dream could represent the animus (the masculine side—primarily in women but also in men) and / or the anima (the female side, primarily in men but also in women) ?

2. Are there people in the dream whom you reject, whom you fight against or hate? Particularly when they are of the same gender, they are likely to represent your own dark and rejected side, the shadow.

3. What is the main symbol, and what is your attitude toward it? It is possible that there is more than one “main” symbol. Access to a clear understanding of the symbol is possible when you characterize it in one sentence.

4. Which objects are important in the dream? What is their objective function in your daily life? What is their subjective function?

5. Try to determine what, in yourself, each symbol refers to.

6. Go over the sequence of actions or situations in your dream once more and ask yourself: Where in my everyday life have such behaviors or situations occurred?

Only after going through these steps, should you attempt to interpret your dream in its entirety. Summarize each interpretation in two or three clear-cut sentences.

This type of system is for those who have very little time in the morning for any extensive and detailed dream work. It could well be called a system for the stressed-out city dweller, which however doesn’t mean that it cannot be an effective and precise way for dealing with your dreams.

For those with more time, here are a few additional suggestions:

1. Before each interpretation, ask yourself: Where have I come from and where am I going? Examine your dream in that connection.

2. Look closely at each detail of your dream.

The small things give important suggestions that are easily overlooked.

3. Look very closely to see if there are objects that appear in an unusual combination. Look for magical and fairy-tale elements: for instance, transformations, breaks in time, or other unusual incidents. This is often the case in short dreams that sometimes seem composed like a still life and where natural objects combine unnaturally to create a certain atmosphere. Arbitrary combinations of familiar things always create unusual images or special atmosphere, and that is significant here. Begin your interpretation with this atmosphere.

4. At the end of each interpretation, ask yourself: Can I transfer what I have learned in the dream to my everyday life? It is best to have a plan on how to immediately integrate these “lessons” into your life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the hunter pursuing his quarry is an image drawn from chivalrous times and epitomizes his struggle for his lady’s favour. In a woman’s dream she will become the hunted one.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

To have a sense of personal existence distinct from others may be unique to human beings, and in large measure due to the learning of language. Jung and Neumann’s studies of the historical development of identity suggest, in an evolutionary sense, that having an T is still a very newly acquired function. This makes it vulnerable. It is also noticeably something which develops during childhood and reaches different levels of maturity during adulthood. Al­though it is our central experience, it remains an enigma—a will o’ the wisp, which loses itself in dreams and sleep, yet is so dominant and sure in waking.

In dreams, our sense of self—our ego, personality or iden­tity—is depicted by our own body, or sometimes simply by the sense of our own existence as an observer. In most dreams our T goes through a series of experiences, just as we do in waking life, seeing things through our physical eyes, touching with our hands, and so on. But occasionally we watch our own body and other people as if from a detached point of bodiless awareness.

If we accept that dreams portray in im­ages our conception of self, then dreams suggest that our identity largely depends upon having a body, its gender, health, quality, the social position we are bom into, and our relationship with others. In fact we know that if a person loses their legs, becomes paralysed, loses childbearing ability or is made redundant, they face an identity crisis. But the bodiless experience of self shows the human possibility of sensing self as having separate existence from the biological processes, one’s state of health and social standing. In its most naked form, the T may be simply a sense of its own existence, without body awareness.

Dreams also show our sense of self, either in the body or naked of it, as surrounded by a community of beings and objects separate from the dreamer, and frequently with a will of their own.

If we place the dreamer in the centre of a circle and put all their dream characters, animals and objects around them; and if we transformed these objects and beings into the things they depicted, such as sexuality, thinking, will emotions, intuition, social pressure, etc., we would see what a diverse mass of influences the ego stands in the middle of. It also becomes obvious that our T sees these things as outside itself in nearly all dreams. Even its own internal urges to love or make love may be shown as external creatures with which it has a multitude of ways to relate.

If we take the word psyche to mean our sense of self, then in our dreams we often see our psyche at war with the sources of its own existence, and trying to find its way through a most extraordinary adventure—the adventure of consciousness. One of the functions of dreams can therefore be thought to be that of aiding the survival of the psyche in facing the multitude of influences in life—and even in death.

See Individuation; dreamer. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The igloo can often represent the feminine and the womb in dreams. Sometimes, in a woman’s dream, it represents frigidity, but at other times the ability of a woman to relax and be herself once her barriers have been overcome. In a man’s dream it may represent his own domain or space.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Dreams of incest with a parent for both men and women may be an attempt to sort out, understand and ultimately be free of the early dependent relationship with that parent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a woman becomes used to becoming pregnant she may have dreams that hold an image such as an incubator. This does not suggest that her baby will be ill, simply that she is aware of herself in that role as the baby grows.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Rites of passage often require a formal acknowledgement and this may well be reflected in dreams. By tradition, initiation for men is more overt and physical, whilst for women it is more intuitive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Obviously, because an injection is penetrative by nature, such a dream for both men and women may have sexual connotations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, insertion frequently has the same connotation as penetration, albeit from their different perspectives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, if she is being interviewed by a panel of men, she may be confronting aspects of her own drive and tenacity. In a man’s dream, if his interviewers are feminine he is coming to terms with his sensitivities and softer skills. Women being interviewed by women, and men by men, suggests that they are being judged by their peers.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Particularly in women’s dreams, the intruder is often masculine, indicating a need to defend ourselves. In a man’s dream an intruder is more representative of his unruly side.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Dreams of an invading force in a woman’s dream suggest a violation of her personal space. In a man’s dream he is perhaps more likely to dream of himself as the invader, particularly if he is aware of his partner’s sensitivities, whatever their gender.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Sometimes a figure (either a man or woman), though seeming to be invisible, can represent the shadow. In both men’s and women’s dreams it will have the same gender as the dreamer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Also known as John in Western traditions. God’s prophet Isl!aq, son of the prophet Jacob, upon both of them be peace.) In a dream, seeing him indicates adversities and hardships.

If one has a son who ran away in disobedience to his father, and if he sees God’s prophet Ishaq in a dream, it means that he will return to his home and be obedient again. This dream also indicates a surge of glad tidings, peace and tranquility. Seeing Ishaq (uwbp) in a dream also means suffering from persecution by the senators of one’s town, or from some of his relatives, and finally God Almighty will come to his help, and grant him back his integrity and honor.

If one sees him in his best form and radiant beauty, it becomes a sign of glad tidings, whereby one’s progeny will engender leaders, governors and righteous people. Seeing him in a dream also may mean coming out of tight circumstances into a more relaxed ones, changingfrom heedlessness into guidance, poverty into richness, and from disobedience to one’s parents to obeyingthem again. Ifone sees himselftransformed into Ishaq(uwbp) or to wear his robe in a dream means that he may near his death then be saved from it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream ivy may represent relationships, but in a man’s dream may signify responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a jar will represent her own femininity whereas in a man’s dream it is more likely to signify a nurturing nature or need. Also consult the entry for vase.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Female gender.

Folklore: Great luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the one who jeers may often appear as a parental figure, sometimes of the opposite sex. In a woman’s dream it may be her shadow which mocks.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a woman to be giving a man jewellery in dreams usually indicates that she is attracted to him and perhaps is able to offer him her own sexuality and self-respect. In a man’s dream if he is giving a woman jewellery, he may be offering commitment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The meaning of this dream depends on your current concerns. Jewelry is usually a representation of materialistic values. Gender differences imply that for a man this dream symbolizes material wealth and for a woman, love. Careful analysis requires answering the following questions: What type of jewelry it is? Is it genuine or costume? How did you react to it and in which was was it important in the dream?... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams a journal suggests a private part of the psyche and perhaps the need for privacy.

The gender of the journalist will suggest a more emotional approach if the figure is female and a more logical approach if male.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream of a jungle he is often helped by a feminine figure – his anima – in his search for a clear passage. In a woman’s dream she must frequently overcome the negative aspects of femininity before she can reveal her true identity or power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a cooking utensil, a kettle combines the power of fire and water to create usable nourishment. In a woman’s dream a broken kettle, or one with a hole in it, can signify a perhaps temporary loss of energy or power. In a man’s dream a kettle may denote aspects of interdependency within his relationships – a kettle is no use without fire or power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a key can suggest that her own assertiveness needs to be sensitively used.

A man may need to understand the ‘mechanism’ of his assertiveness and how to use it without force. Consult the entries for keyhole, lock and prison for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of a keyhole without the key she will be conscious of her own vulnerability. In a man’s dream he will need to look at the sensitivities of people around him. Not being able to find the keyhole suggests he has not yet quite understood those sensitivities either in personal or work relationships.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For many men, ball games such as football or rugby are simply a release of tension and will appear as such in dreams.

For women, any action of kicking will be more to do with her own aggression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream about kissing someone, whether of the same gender as ourselves or not, it can suggest an acceptance of a new relationship with that person. Such an act can also signify that, on a subconscious level, we are seeking to develop a quality belonging to that other person in ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For both men and women a kiss in dreams is an acknowledgement, often of aspects of our personality that we have not been able to integrate successfully. Women may choose to understand their own drive and assertiveness and men their more sensitive side.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, a kitchen is more to do with the way that he is, or has been, nurtured and the effect this has on him, whereas in a woman’s dreams a kitchen symbolizes how she nurtures others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the symbol of a knife is probably more to do with her own fear of penetration and violation, whereas in a man’s dream it is highlighting his own aggression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A knight appearing in a dream, particularly a woman’s, can have the obvious connotation of a romantic liaison: the knight in shining armour. This actually is a manifestation of her own animus – her own inner masculine – and is to do with her search for perfection. In a man’s dream it indicates he may be searching for the hero in himself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream knitting can represent the basic feminine skills. As many women become more business-oriented, knitting as a recreation – embodying a different form of creativity – may surface in dreams representing domesticity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Since many people still have difficulty in calling ‘private parts’ by their correct name, a knob appearing in a dream can represent the penis or, if the dreamer is a man, his masculinity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream tying the knot is likely to have some aspect of being restrained or bound to a partner. In a woman’s dream it is more likely to represent commitment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman dreams of being in labour she should look at her wish and desire to be pregnant.

If a man dreams of his wife or partner being in labour, it may show his readiness to take on the responsibility of a family, or even new responsibilities at work.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In dreams the labyrinth can be suggested by any dream that has us exploring a series of underground passages. It is held by some to be an exploration of the hidden feminine, whether in the sense of sophia (eternal wisdom) or the anima in men. Also consult the entries for maze and minotaur.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Perhaps one of the reasons that a lake or lagoon is so enticing is because of its association with relaxation and ease. In both men’s and women’s dreams this quality will often come across albeit from slightly different perspectives; a stormy lake, for instance, may well signify a woman’s anger, whereas for a man it is likely to represent his partner’s distress. Also consult the entry for water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a knight with a lance will signify chivalry and dedication. In a man’s dream a lance will suggest his own ability to fight his own corner.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: There are times in a man’s dream when a leak may suggest the sexual act. In a woman’s dream it is more likely to have an emotional connotation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Dreaming of being illegitimate for both men and women suggests a lack of self worth and sometimes a questioning of our right to a place in society.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A lever is a mechanical means of altering position, so in both men’s and women’s dreams such an image can suggest manipulation from an outside source.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If we are gathering lilies, particularly in a woman’s dream, we are developing a peaceful existence. In a man’s dream the fleur-de-lys has a connection with heraldry representing faith, wisdom and chivalry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Whether it is partly to do with some kind of cellular memory and the growth process that takes place is uncertain, but in dreams any 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 are being threatened to the very core of our existence. Consult arms in this section and also the individual entry for arms.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of love symbolizes strong emotions brought by a current relationship in your waking life. It suggests joy and satisfaction with your present state in life. This may also connote the opposite, particularly a yearning to get into a romantic relationship and experience the bliss of being loved unconditionally.

To dream of a couple in love suggests that success is within reach.

To dream that your friend is in love with you indicates that you are romantically interested in your friend. You might have fallen in love with your best friend and cannot take your mind off the possibilities of taking your platonic relationship to a different level. Alternatively, the dream may also imply that you have come to recognize certain traits of your best friend and integrated them into your own character.

To dream that you are making love in public indicates a gush of sexual urges and desires. This might be a call to let go of certain inhibitions in expressing how you truly feel. Then again, your dream may be a reflection of how you see your own sexuality as it relates to political and social standards. You may be confused with your notion of relationships, sex, marriage, love, and gender differences/roles.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Self-acceptance.

2. Masculine or feminine side of self (op­posite gender).

3. Unresolved or recurring problems (old lover). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As more people travel on business, luggage in both men’s and women’s... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, love and passion can give a luminous quality to images. It is as though the energy has taken on a different quality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Mail in the sense of armour suggests defences that we put up, but may also signify the masculine gender. Retrieving lost mail suggests that we need to increase our motivation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream mail may represent her more assertive side, whereas in a man’s dream he may wish to reveal his true self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Gender; Fertilizing; Masculine virility) A human being of the male gender in a dream represents a positive element, a decisive force, or someone who is extremely lucky. (Also see Man)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a marmot suggests that someone you trust is attempting to harm your reputation or character. This person is likely a member of the opposite gender.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As an actual wedding ceremony tends to become less important but commitment is, both men and women may dream of an act of commitment, a proposal or making a vow when they feel secure within a relationship. Dreaming of monogamy highlights this commitment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Sado-masochism in dreams, while seemingly sexual in nature, may well show a propensity to tolerate an extreme attitude within a relationship, for both men and women. You might like to consult the entry for martyr for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a symbol of fertility, the maypole can appear in a woman’s dream as a promise of things to come. In a man’s dream it may well mark the taking on of responsibility. In former times, relationships begun on mayday, when the maypole dances took place, lasted for a year and a day, thus honouring the goddess of fertility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Many stories exist of the human’s attempt to mate or link with these creatures of the sea, though the merman is less fascinated than his counterpart by humans. Most attempts end in hurt and distress for one party or the other and men’s dreams of such a creature of fantasy in particular can reflect this. Women’s dreams may contain an element of coming to terms with her own capriciousness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a symbol associated with the great mother, in a woman’s dream milk can symbolize her own femininity, ability to nurture and her intuition. In a man’s dream, it is more likely to represent his need to be cosseted and cared for, though it can also signify the flow of ideas and concepts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As Mickey’s sweetheart. Minnie is a modern feminine archetype. Demure and sweet, she stereo- typically expresses the receptive side of the female gender. She may come to characterize a cooperative complement to the masculine aspect, Mickey. When paired together they may represent the balance and harmony of feminine intuition with masculine will.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of a miscarriage whether our own or someone else’s suggests that we are conscious of the fact something is not right. In a woman’s dream it will depend on whether she has suffered a miscarriage, since nowadays she will may not have given herself time to grieve properly.

2- Dreaming of a miscarriage can also suggest the loss of work, a project or even a part of ourselves, and we need time to acclimatise.

3- A miscarriage can represent aspects of early death and the fear it can engender.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A miscarriage can represent aspects of early death and the fear it can engender. Also it can signify the early finishing of a project or task before it has really had a chance to reach its peak.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream it will depend on whether she has suffered a miscarriage, since nowadays she may not have given herself time to grieve properly. When a man dreams of his partner’s miscarriage, it highlights fears over changes in responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream a monk can signify the need or wish for celibacy. In a woman’s dream he may be a representation of the animus.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When the moon appears in a man’s dream he either has to come to terms with his own intuitive side or with his fear of women. In a woman’s dream the moon usually indicates her inter-relationships with other women through their collective intuition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

Matters of communication and self-expression.

If you dream of being gagged, for example, this represents either swallowing your words, or having your speech repressed by societal or situational standards.

An overexaggerated mouth can reveal a propensity to gossip or to dominate a

conversation with your own ideas.

Freudian: An alternative vaginal emblem.

With an extended tongue, the mouth becomes an emblem for gender unification, and therefore potent speech that affects all who listen. It is only in recent years that this symbolism transposed into an insult. Depending on the remainder of the dream, this might reflect the need to watch your words, being certain they carry the intended meaning for the most powerful impact on the listener.

A mouth with a forked tongue represents lies, and purposeful misrepresentations with an aim of personal gain or profit.... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see by specific instruments)

Inner harmony, or the song of your soul as it mingles with the Universe. Pythagoras believed that celestial objects sing as they move throughout the sky. When you learn that music, as well as your own keynote within the strain, it naturally engenders actualization and awareness.

The universal language that expresses your emotions to those who will listen. In this case, you are likely revealing hidden feelings to yourself.

Discordant: Being in an ill-advised relationship or situation that isn’t healthy spiritually, physically, or mentally.

Note the selection of music, where it is played, the quality, and represented instruments. Each of these facets will add greater dimension to your dream’s interpretation.

For example, a mournful opera carries far different emotions from celebratory songs, or religious canticles. So if you dreamt of a church song being performed badly, this could reveal that your spiritual life has somehow gotten “out of tune” and needs vour attention.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In old-fashioned parlance a nag was a scold or cantankerous old woman.

If in waking life we are used to negative reinforcement, nagging may have this relevance in both men’s and women’s dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream nails may signify his own sense of self or his assertiveness, whereas in a woman’s dream the same things are likely to be much more representative of the masculine around her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Abbreviations)

Each name’s meaning derives from its root language. Patricia, for example, means noble (which is the origin of the word patrician). Try looking in a baby’s name book for more information along these lines.

Names can have symbols built into them.

For example, someone in your dream named Mr. or Ms. Heart can symbolize your own emotions, or a person you know who is very loving.

Receiving a new name in a dream indicates drastic change and personal transformations to the point of a figurative rebirth. In European and Judaic folk traditions, healers often gave people new names to fool the spirit of sickness into leaving the body. Similarly, in many cultures a child is given a new name after undergoing a rite of passage into adulthood. This name marks the child’s new role in that society.

A sense of individuality. Each person’s name engenders images and feelings to those who hear it. People often chose nicknames that are more appropriate representations of their true natures.

The development of, or initiation into, an esoteric or metaphysical path. Many people practicing such faiths adopt a new name that reflects their spiritual vision and other positive qualities.

Control over aspects of the self or a specific situation. Many ancient peoples in Europe believed that if you knew a person’s or entity’s true name (like that of a fahy), you would have power over it. By naming something in a dream, you may be trying to exert or develop increased command, and make that item or characteristic more concrete.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream using needles will probably require assessment of her more creative aspects, whereas for a man the assessment will be of his softer skills such as communication, listening and negotiation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream she will be aware of her own seductive power, whereas in a man’s dream he will be conscious of his fear of women. As old crafts die out, the physical act of netting as the old fisherwomen did has less relevance. In olden times it was said that a witch could catch the wind in a net.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Nourishing and nurturing are such intrinsically feminine functions that any dream containing such images are to do with survival.

For a woman, nurturing is perhaps more physical in feeling, whereas for a man, his focus will be on growth to maturity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see by individual number, Clock)

Duration of time: Hours, days, weeks, months, and years before something comes to fruition.

Personally significant numbers like birthdates or anniversaries that engender specific feelings and memories, or accent personal needs.

Counting: Pacing yourself, following a set routine without diverting. Alternatively, the number reached could indicate the number of people or situations you regularly “count on.”

Fractions in dreams represent seeing only part of a greater picture. Before you make a decision here, make sure you get your facts straight and read the fine print.

Xumbers appearing out of sequence portray chaotic undercurrents in life caused by procrastination or the lack of organization.

Upon what do the numbers appear? This object may help interpretation.

For example, numbers on a house may equate to a real address that you know. Numbers on a calendar might be a special date in your life. Those appearing on an odometer might counsel you

to slow down a bit so that you don’t wear out your engine (see Ca?-), and those on a telephone could be a nudge to call someone specific with whom you’ve been avoiding communication.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Because of their association with fertility and divinity these significances can surface in both men’s and women’s dreams as they move towards a more spiritual understanding of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In dreams nymphs are connected with a woman’s sense of beauty and her own femininity. Each group of nymphs has their own particular role and guardianship of specific areas, such as forests and lakes, woods and valleys, mountains and grottoes, which has a certain resonance with different aspects of our personality. In a man’s dream nymphs will often represent a perception of innocence. Also consult the entry for fairy as well as the information on princess in archetypes in the introduction and in the people entry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In dreams, a woman is more likely to be passive when an oar is used.

If she is using the oars she is in control of any final decision. In a man’s dream, since rowing faces away from the direction of travel, he must perhaps trust his own judgement. You might like to consult the entries for boat / ship, journey and transport for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Because of its shape, the obelisk obviously has phallic connotations. In both men’s and women’s dreams it may also represent a hard unforgiving ‘core’ within the personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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.

If female then she will signify the great mother or the anima. All 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: While most people will think of an orgy as being sexual in nature, in dreams it is more about letting go of our inhibitions. In a woman’s dream an orgy may show her a way of releasing her emotional hang-ups, whereas for a man it may be more about being able to express himself properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a warm oven might signify her willingness to become pregnant or to begin a new relationship. In a man’s dream it might signify positive change.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream oysters may signify seduction, but can also suggest sacrifice. Hypatia, an alexandrian mathematician and philosopher, was flayed to death by christians using oyster shells in 415 ce for her beliefs. In a man’s dream, oysters themselves may symbolize his own sexuality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For many people the concept of paganism is of a somewhat chaotic freedom oriented religion, which deals with the balance of masculine and feminine.

For this reason, both men’s and women’s dreams will reflect whatever rebalancing is required. Dreaming of the various gods and goddesses, for instance, highlights those qualities that need to be developed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: There is a supplementary meaning of page, which can surface in dreams. In medieval times the page was the youth preparing to be a knight, hence the immature male. This image occurs in both men’s and women’s dreams as an archetype.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It is quite natural for us to seek partnership, and in dreams both men and women will dream of duality as a way of sorting out emotional and spiritual complementary aspects. You might like to consult the entries for numbers and partner / partnerships for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream it will depend upon what stage of life she has reached as to the symbolism of pans.

The three stages of femininity of maid, mother and crone or wise woman are recognizable. In a man’s dream a pan is more likely to represent his attitude to the feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Vanity, self-portrayal, trying to hide shame (getting “caught with your pants down”).

If a pair of pants is seen in the context of “I am the one that wears the pants,” particularly in a man’s dream, it represents a picture of self-determination and gender identity.

For both men and women, this dream symbol may also be, at the same time, an overemphasis on one’s masculine side. See also Container, Genital Organ, Leg.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, paradise reflects a perfect relationship both with ourselves and others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, dreaming of a partner, particularly in a mixed gender relationship, will probably highlight the animus or anima. In many cases, a partner will represent the shadow, a ready recipient for aspects of our own negativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: Men’s and women’s perceptions of a peak experience will differ in dreams, although both will transcend the self-imposed boundaries and limitations that occur.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: Myths and fairy tales often give information that resonates in dreams. Women and men exploring their sexuality or their need for partnership can have dreams that highlight both penetration of a sexual nature and that of personal space. Consulting the entries for castle, dagger, knife and sex / sexual images might help with further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The male sex organ is symbolic of fertility, power, and energy. Your gender and sexual orientation play a part when interpreting this dream. Are you dealing with issues of sexual orientation, power, or aggression? Answering these questions will enable you to interpret your dream. See also: Sex... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, a permit can suggest the right to a relationship. Permission may be required from either party or from others for such a relationship.

A backstage permit indicates the ability to get to know somebody better.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Archway, Buildings, Concrete, Stones)

While these are sometimes considered phallic due to their shape, in ancient Greece pillars were regularly carved in the shape of a woman whose visage was modeled after a priestess of the Moon Goddess. In this form, pillars can emphasize the need to balance gender-specific outlooks, or to accept the traits you exhibit from the opposite gender as a building block to your whole personality.

What do these pillars uphold? If, for example, they support a temple roof, this implies having strong foundations and evidence for your beliefs. However, cracking and decayed pillars reflect a belief system that you have outgrown, but not left behind.

Ancient Egyptian: A hieroglyph called the Pillars of Horus was placed on the walls of homes to keep negativity away from the residents. Such symbols inscribed on your dream’s buildings may represent feelings of oppression or danger from which you wish to protect yourself and your kin.

A person’s best attributes that are worthy of recognition or honor (e.g., being a “pillar of truth” or “pillar of the community”).... The Language of Dreams

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Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a piston may reveal her fear of being hurt sexually. She may also be aware that she is simply being used, and that there is no tenderness. In a man’s dream such an image may indicate his sense of identity and masculinity.

If the piston is not rigid a man may fear impotence, whereas a woman will feel perhaps that she cannot trust her partner.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: In dreams, a plait represents womanhood. In the present day, the more creative men will often wear their hair longer, and for this to happen in a dream suggests that they are in process of recognizing their emerging sensitivity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of visiting a family planning centre, she may be becoming aware of her wish to be pregnant. In a man’s dream this may suggest his wish or need to take responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: Anything pointed normally refers to male sexuality and has this symbolism in both men’s and women’s dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: The use of a poker can be seen as the sexual act in both men and women’s dreams but may also be seen as an inflexible attitude to the physical body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Discussing politics with someone of your own gender is an omen of success ahead. However, if the politician in your dream was of the opposite sex, you might be better off changing your course of action, because the present one will lead to nothing. What changes you should make are indicated by other symbols in the dream.

Dreaming of a politician - any politician, even one you like - making a speech in which he or she makes idealistic promises is another sign that you should change direction, as your plans won’t work out if you continue on the course you’re on now.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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Gives gender - specific: Interestingly enough, for a woman to dream of pregnancy seldom actually means her own pregnancy, although it can indicate pregnancy in someone around her.

For a man, dreaming of the pregnancy of his wife or partner can indicate his willingness to take on extra responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a prize often suggests emotional satisfaction. In a man’s dream it will signify success.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: Both men and women will dream of proposals with personal and business connotations.

The type of proposal made or given will highlight the seriousness or emotional impact of the integration that is taking place. Contrary to popular belief, it does not necessarily mean that a proposal will take place in real life. Consult the entries for contract, marriage and wedding / wedding dress / wedding ring for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: The appearance of a prostitute in a woman’s dream can highlight her own unexpressed need for sexual freedom. In a man’s dream it may signify his need for relationship at any cost.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: In slang terms, pulling means picking up a potential partner. In dreams this can actually translate itself into a physical feeling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: For a woman to lose her purse in dreams would suggest that her essential nature as a woman is being compromised, whereas in a man’s dream he may be losing the security he finds in his primary relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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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

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Gives gender - specific: Oddly, a quay, presumably because of its shape, can represent the masculine principle. In a man’s dream it is the quay itself which will be relevant; in a woman’s dream it will be the water and her emotions. You might like to consult the entries for boat / ship, journey and water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: The hero’s quest for both men and women is a fundamental pattern of human experience which can appear in many guises in dreams. It is a rite of passage and usually signifies some kind of initiation.

To be searching for something usually indicates that we are aware that we must undertake a frightening task in order to progress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Being rescued in dreams is a powerful image, since it leaves us indebted to our rescuer. Rescuing someone else often suggests that we wish to have a relationship with that person.

The knight rescuing the maiden signifies the idea of the untouched feminine being rescued from her own passion.

2- When we have put others in danger in dreams, we are required to rescue them. We are then able to show a degree of nobility and courage which engenders a feel-good factor and allows us to have power.

3- Spiritual rescue is generally acccptcd as relinquishment for iost souls’, whether they are this side of the veil or not.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: When we have put others in danger, we are required to rescue them in dreams. We are then able to show a degree of nobility and courage that engenders a feel-good factor and allows us to have the capability to reach for the best within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: Magical ritual often concentrates on the union of two polarities – male and female, drive and receptivity. Ancient religions symbolized this in the sacred marriage and many dreams – particularly as we begin exploring spirituality – echo this. Men will most often play the role of priest and women as priestess in such dreams – that is, fulfilling their gender roles.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: The rocket in basic terms has a connection with male sexuality and can have this significance in both men’s and women’s dreams. Consult the entries for aeroplane, journey and transport for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a bag can represent her feelings about pregnancy, while, interestingly enough, in a man’s dream it is more likely to mean some kind of womb experience. Consult the entry for bag as well as the information on womb in the body entry for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: Sadistic behaviour that is not sexual in nature signifies a degree of childish cruelty in both men’s and women’s dreams. That cruelty may well be gender specific.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: If a sailor does appear in a dream, particularly in a woman’s, he is usually a somewhat romanticized figure and can represent the hero. In a man’s dream he represents the part of himself which seeks freedom, but that needs to be given permission or authority to take that freedom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: The salmon signifies abundance and masculinity and is also phallic. In its fight to mate by swimming upstream it can also symbolize the sperm and may do so in men’s dreams. Often a salmon can appear in a woman’s dream as a symbol of her wish for pregnancy, whether this is a conscious wish or not.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: The sceptre has the same symbolism as most rods and staves: that of a phallic object. In a woman’s dream it suggests the power for action. In a man’s dream it signifies the power to take authority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: It has been suggested that in a woman’s dream a man breaking a seal suggests that she will lose her virginity or purity at some level. In his own dreams, it will suggest that he is aware of the seriousness of his actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: When we understand the natural cycle of the year, dreams by both men and women will link with the union of the god and goddess.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

My Dream Interpretation

Sexual dreams are often straight-forward representations of our desires for other people. Sex in a dream can also signify our need to bond with or gain power over others.

If you dream of having sex with a celebrity, you wish to be more popular or accepted by those around you.

If you dreamed of having sex with a friend’s boyfriend/husband, this indicates your wish to be a positive relationship and to experience the energy of love. It may also mean that you are jealous of certain qualities that your friend possesses.

If you dreamed of changing into someone of the opposite sex, read the explanation under “Gender” in this dictionary.

If you dreamed of watching someone else have sex, look up “Voyeur/Voyeurism”.... My Dream Interpretation

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Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man’s dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, silver will often represent her essential core. In a man’s dream it is more likely to represent his rather more diffuse qualities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, if she has not come to an understanding of the siren within her, such a character can appear ultimately to be destructive. In a man’s dream, the siren is generally an aspect of his anima, initially alluring, then recognizably destructive, before he finally discovers how to handle her.

For both men and women it is vital that they learn to integrate, or come to terms with, this part of the personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Incense, Perfume)

On the dream plane, smells frequently engender memories of past experiences and our reactions to those experiences. Like other senses, the way we feel about each aroma is very personal, and should be interpreted accordingly.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The snail appearing in dreams may engender a feeling of repulsion in some people. It docs, however, also represent vulnerability and slowness.

2- From a psychological point of view, the snail suggests steadiness and self-containment.

To be moving at snail’s pace suggests direct planned, careful movement.

3- Spiritually; because of the spiral shape of its shell, the snail is a natural symbol of the labyrinth (see Labyrinth).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The snail appearing in dreams may engender, because of its sliminess, a feeling of repulsion in some people. It does, however, also represent vulnerability and slowness, along with the type of apparent rootlessness seen in the wanderer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Poisonous Snake. More than anything else, this is a symbol of fear. It is also often a sexual symbol, and a symbol of wholeness, transformation, and rebirth, as in Ouroboros.

A symbol of the dark feminine and deception, it also represents wisdom and cunning. Almost every woman dreams about serpents at least once in her life, which could mean fear of a rival or of the male gender.

The serpent stands for physical drives.

If something is not right in that area, snake dreams appear.

The image of the serpent may also refer to the “water of life,” since it comes from inside the earth where the healing springs originate.

The Caduceus, the staff of Aesculapius, a symbol of the healing arts, shows two serpents winding around it. In the sacred temple of Aesculapius, serpents crawled on the floor of the sleeping halls. They were said to induce healing dreams.

According to 2nd century dream interpreter Arte- midorus, dreaming about serpents indicates healing and the return to vitality. It is also a symbol of immortality (shedding of the skin—rebirth).

The “Midgard-serpent” and the “Ferris wolf’ in Norse mythology threaten the gods as the world comes to an end.

The serpent is also the symbol for secret wisdom and the revelation of the hidden. Snakes are quick, attracted by fire and the birth of energy.

A snake steals from Gilgamesh (hero of the Sumerian epic) the herb of immortality, while he is taking a bath in a pond. In Greece, Gaia, the goddess of the earth, produces two half-serpents called Titans, who do battle with Zeus.

For the Gnostics of late antiquity, the serpent symbolized the dark, deep, and unfathomable side of God.

The serpent is also a symbol of Kundalini (the yogic life force). In ancient Greece, serpents were even honored publicly, because they were believed to be ghosts of the dead.

Snakes appear suddenly, out of the unknown, creating fear. It is impossible to have a meaningful communication with them; they are secretive and fear-inducing, as is the unconscious. Their poison is sin, their wisdom transformation and deliverance. According to Early Christian imagination, when a snake was attacked, it would only protect its head.

According to Freud, a phallic symbol. According to Jung, the image of the snake means that something important is taking place in our unconscious; it may be dangerous or healing. See Eel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(See Clouds, Ice, Rain, Sun, Water)

Cold or distant demeanors that cover up one’s true feelings.

Feeling momentarily halted, frozen, or paralyzed by external forces that will eventually give way.

A temporan,’ barrenness or time of rest that leads to personal growth and refreshment.

Individuality, and asserting that sense of self without remorse or uncertainty. Xote that no two snowflakes are ever alike.

Snowperson: Indifference or frigidity- toward men or women, depending on the gender indicated in the sculpture. Alternatively, trying to mold others into an image that you find pleasing, but one with which they may not be comfortable.

A snow storm represents confusion or the inability- to see things clearly due to external hindrances.... The Language of Dreams

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Gives gender - specific: Often in emerging male sexual dreams soap and shampoo represent ejaculated semen.

A woman will often dream of shampooing her hair when a relationship breaks down; presumably she is instinctively aware that she must intellectually free herself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Originally, sowing seed was taken to be a feminine occupation. With mechanization that emphasis has shifted. However, in women’s dreams, the primary image of nurturing may be that of sowing seed. In a man’s dream it is more likely to signify the sexual act, and well as suggesting good husbandry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A spear represents the masculine in dreams and is a phallic symbol. Whether it appears in a man’s or a woman’s dream, it allows us to be conscious of the need to cut out nonsense and get straight to the point.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Speed in dreams identifies an intensity of feelings which is not usually available in waking life. Because everything is happening too quickly, it engenders anxiety in the dreamer which creates problems.

2- Travelling at speed suggests trying to achieve a fast result. Speeding as in a traffic offence suggests being too focused on an end result, and not the method of getting there.

To be taking, or to be given speed (amphetamines) in a dream may have two meanings.

If the dreamer uses the substance in everyday life, he could be being alerted to a gift or talent he has which should be developed.

If he does not normally use the drug, then he is putting himself in danger.

3- There is a point when, as we arc developing spiritually, we lose our sense of time. Speeding things up may appear as slowing things down, and vice versa. This is all part of the growth process.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Speed in dreams identifies an intensity of feelings that is not usually available in waking life. Because everything is happening too quickly, it engenders anxiety in us, which creates problems. In dreams, when everything slows down or seems to be going in slow motion, we need to consider very carefully each aspect of our lives at that particular moment.

To be moving slowly suggests taking greater care.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a spider will often reconnect her with her essential femininity, whereas in a man’s dream such an image is more likely to generate fear.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The spire can often be taken in dreams as a phallic symbol, particularly – and somewhat obviously – the erect one. In a woman’s dream, the spire will usually represent her sense of the ultimate, whereas in a man’s dream it is more likely to represent his ambition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Since a stab wound is penetrative it has obvious connections with aggressive masculine sexuality and will have this meaning in feminine dreams. In a man’s dream it is more likely to be to do with his ability to get straight to the point.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a woman to dream of being sterilized, either by an operation or otherwise, may be connecting with her feeling of powerlessness. In a man’s dream sterilization may suggest sexual dissatisfactions or doubts about his self-image. You might also like to consult the entries for abduct, alien / alienated and operation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: There was an ancient belief that the sun was masculine and the moon feminine.

The image of the sun and the moon appearing together in a dream follows that belief and suggests integration of masculine and feminine energies.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds, Feathers, Wings)

A recognition of finality and ending (e.g., “singing one’s swan song”).

Among Hindus, this bird is interchangeable with the goose, representing creative origination and the breath of life.

The Celts regarded the swan as a solar bird that was beneficent and a shape-shifter. In a dream, this can relate to your ability to adapt to a new situation gracefully.

Native American: An emblem of trust and forgiveness.

Swans are also representative of love interests, being sacred to Aphrodite, Venus, and Zeus, the latter of whom changed himself into a swan to pursue the affection of Leda.

Dreaming of two swans together portends very devoted relationships. Swans mate for life.

Because of the story of the Ugly Duckling, swans also represent positive transformations in self-image. It can also reflect spending time with the wrong groups of people who engender lower self-esteem.... The Language of Dreams

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Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream tadpoles may represent either her wish, or her ability, to become pregnant. In a man’s dream tadpoles are more likely to symbolize his virility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the tail can indicate sexual excitement, or possibly, by association, the penis.

For a woman it will initially suggest her own basic energy, and perhaps later on her way of linking with her own latent powers.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As both men and women will now have tattoos done, the symbolism of any particular dream tattoo will be easily interpreted.

The position of the tattoo and its spiritual symbolism – its connection with a system of belief – may give us insights.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If the dreamer is a man and the tenant a woman then the tenant is likely to represent his anima.

If the situation is reversed then the tenant will epitomize her animus.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a thorn, being penetrative, could represent the sexual act, or rather fear of intercourse.

For a man thorns may represent sacrifice of some sort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a basket full of spools suggests the various aspects of her personality. This is because of its association with the archetypal feminine.

For a man, such an image may represent his attitude to the complexity of the feminine. You might also like to consult the entries for colour, needle, sew, tangled and weaving.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams the opposite gender can pose a threat. Thus a man might feel threatened by the image of a vengeful goddess (an aspect of the anima) and a woman by an overbearing ogre (an aspect of the animus).... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, toilet dreams can often be about self-worth and clearing childish confusion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Reciting the Torah but not recognizing what it is in a dream means that one may become a fatalist.

To own a copy of the Torah for a king or ruler in a dream means that he will conquer a land or make peace with its people on his terms.

If he is learned in real life, it means that either his knowledge will increase or that he will invent what is not ordained, or he may tend to lean toward jovial company. Seeing the Torah in a dream also means finding what is lost, welcoming a long awaited traveller, or it could represent someone who follows the Jewish faith. As for an unmarried person, owning a Torah in a dream means getting married to a woman from a different religion, or it could mean marrying a woman without her parents’ consent. Seeing the Torah in a dream also may mean extensive travels. Ifone’s wife is pregnant, it means that she will bear a child who resembles his father.

If one’s wife is pregnant, and if he sees himself holding the Torah in a dream, it means that she will beget a daughter, for the gender of the word Torah is feminine. It also means that he will mix with evil companions. Similar interpretations are given to carrying other scriptures.

To see the Torah, or the Evangel, or the Gospel in a dream is as though one has seen God’s Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, because his name (uwbp) is mentioned in all three of them. It could also mean betrayal, negating a covenant, or desiring what is shoddy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Gives gender - specific: The torpedo, because of its shape, has obvious connections with masculine aggressiveness and will have this significance in both men’s and women’s dreams. It will depend on whether we are on the receiving end or are firing it. Rather obviously, men are more likely to be firing a torpedo, whilst women will be receiving it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It will depend on whether the toys are gender specific in dreams. Boys’ toys in men’s dreams indicate the need to learn different masculine skills and girls’ toys suggest learning about sensitivity. Girly toys in women’s dreams might suggest that she needs to rediscover her hidden femininity, whereas boys’ toys would show that she needs to appreciate her more assertive side.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Feelings of confusion regarding the gender roles of the inner self, discomfort with one aspect or another.

2. Issues concerning one’s sexual identity.

3. A message from one level of consciousness to the next regarding the handling of a situation or relationship; may suggest the need to alter one’s views or behavior. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Signifies a confusion so far as gender is concerned in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The mythology surrounding the princess in the ivory tower has resonance in both men’s and women’s dreams.

A woman is often trapped by her own imperturbability and needs help to escape and a man needs to find and release his trapped feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: A common dream that men have is the presentation of a football cup. They are the ‘first among men’. Women will give trophies a totally different connotation and will give symbolism to a much more individual memento. You might also like to consult the entries for cup, shield and win / winning.... 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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, an umbilical cord is more likely to be about her subtle connection to someone else, particularly if she has been pregnant, whereas for a man it is more likely to be about their connection to him. Some men will dream of the umbilical cord when trying to escape from an over­possessive mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: The succubus, a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men, and the incubus (the opposite) preying on a dreamer’s vital energy has traditionally been pictured as a vampire in both men’s and women’s dreams. Such dreams may originally arise from childhood trauma.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream such a figure suggests she is in touch with her own psyche, her own essential being. In a man’s dream a virgin may symbolize an innocent understanding of romance or a chivalrous approach.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As an instrument of power, the wand can rather obviously suggest the penis. However, as more people become intrigued by magic it will revert to its older meaning of a magically charged tool. In a woman’s dream it is possibly used from a more emotional perspective, whereas in a man’s dream its use will be dispassionate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Dreams of war will depend on the experiences in waking life of the dreamer. In a woman’s dream traditionally she would have been on the periphery though this may no longer be true. In a man’s dream he is much more likely to be combative.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream a widow may signify a deeper understanding of a woman’s needs. He may recognize that all women do not necessarily need to become dependent on him. In a woman’s dream a widower may signify her awareness that she has a right to companionship without losing her ties to her husband.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Depending on whether the dreamer is masculine or feminine, a wild woman will represent the anima or the shadow. Also consult the entries for animals, flowers, tame and weeds, as well as the information on anima and shadow in archetypes in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams winning can be a potent image.

For a woman to win in a dream when the other competitors are women indicates that she has the right to a high opinion of herself.

To win over men can signify that she has overcome her own fears of inadequacy.

For a man, winning over other men may suggest he is aware of his abilities.

To come in before women highlights his own ability to use the softer skills. Such dreams would need to be carefully interpreted.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In dreams a woman will recognize the appearance of the witch as the opportunity to come to terms with the sacred duty she has to pass on her knowledge.

A man may use the appearance of the witch to overcome his fears of the powerful woman.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the wizard may well represent his own sense of power and control of the energies. In a woman’s dream he will suggest the non­emotional use of authority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: There used to be a strong division between men’s and women’s work. In dreams if we find ourselves doing work that traditionally belonged to the opposite gender we perhaps need to develop some of the qualities of that occupation.

For instance, to dream of being an engineer might suggest we need to use precision and vision.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- At its very basic interpretation, the worm can suggest the penis. Depending on the dreamer’s attitude to sexuality and gender, there may be a sense of threat.

The worm is not necessarily seen to be particularly clean.

2- The worm in dreams can also highlight our feelings of ineffectiveness and insignificance (whether this is about ourselves or others).

If the worm is bigger than we are then this would suggest that our own sense of inferiority is a problem.

If we are particularly conscious of a worm- cast that is, the earth the worm has passed through its body, then this is a transformation image and indicates we are capable of changing our lives into something more fertile.

3- Being given to the worms is a metaphor for death, so we need to be aware that on a spiritual level changes may shortly be taking place.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Gives gender - specific: At its very basic interpretation, the worm can suggest the penis. Depending on the dreamer’s attitude to sexuality and gender, there may be a sense of threat.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It was once said that yarn in a woman’s dream signified that she would marry well, but in a man’s dream suggested that he would find himself a dutiful wife. It has less such significance nowadays, but yarn always has the overtones of industriousness and hard work.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In some senses yearning is a more feminine feeling than masculine. However, it is also a somewhat chaotic feeling, and therefore somewhat adolescent. In both men’s and women’s dreams it can be given this interpretation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream yielding suggests submission to the inevitable, whereas in a woman’s dream it suggests submission to a stronger force.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a symbol, this will only appear in both men’s and women’s dreams when a certain state of internal equilibrium is becoming apparent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

One whose life is in front of him. Start something new. It also points to weak masculinity and a poorly developed masculine side of the woman, as well as poor gender identity in a man. This is often connected to the aging process in a man. In the Koran, it means one whose wealth is increasing.

According to Freud, the male genitalia, often in connection with masturbation fantasies.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Gives gender - specific: Because the ziggurat signified union, in a woman’s dream it suggests her receptivity, while in a man’s dream it suggests his willingness to be of service to mankind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile