hourglass

Symbolic of running out of time or needing to manage your time better

The hourglass measures time and is a spiritual symbol for the length of our physical lives. In former times, the hourglass was frequently taken as a symbol of death. More properly it is now seen as a measurement of the passage of life.

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are particularly under stress, we can be overly aware of the running out of time; that it can become an enemy. This is often symbolized in dreams as an hourglass. It is probably from the hourglass that we get the word deadline; when the sand runs out the energy has gone.

Material aspects: In dreams, time is irrelevant.

To experience something that measures time is often to alert us to the need for measuring our thoughts and activities. When such a symbol is old-fashioned – as in an hourglass – our perception of time and its management may be old-fashioned. We need to use different, and more precise, ways of measuring those activities.

Symbol: Sometimes a symbol of death, the hourglass is also a primary image of moderation.

Vision: The hourglass reminds us how swiftly time passes. It might mean separation from a loved one or that you are “running out of time.”

Depth Psychology: The hourglass reminds you that life passes “like sand through your fingers.” It means time is marching on and you feel that you haven’t achieved anything significant. Figure out what the lesson is in this dream.

(Sandglass) In a dream, the two bulbs of a sandglass represent two sons, or two brothers, or two partners. Whatever happens to them in the dream will reflect in such people.

An hourglass in a dream also means makeup, beauty, or marriage.

The sand trickling from the upper bulb into the lower bulb in a dream represents man’s semen.

An hourglass represents the passing of time and the beginning of a new stage in the dreamer’s life.

1. Intense fears regarding time and its use.

2. Sense of impending doom (as in “time is running out”).

3. Frustration because of an upset routine, change of plans by outside forces (upside down).

Dreams of an hourglass symbolize your relationship with time, perhaps fear that time is passing too quickly or too slowly.

An hourglass can also symbolize a situation that has turned upside down, the reversal of time and a return to your beginning, from fullness to emptiness and back again. Also, the hourglass figure is a shape that many women aspire toward and men desire.

1- In dreams, time is irrelevant.

To experience something which measures time is often to alert us to the need for measuring our thoughts and activities. When such a symbol is old fashioned as in an hourglass our perception of time and its management may be old- fashioned. We need to use different, and more precise, ways of measuring those activities.

2- When we arc particularly under stress we can be ovciiv aware of the running out of time, that it can bccome an enemy. This is often symbolised as an hourglass.

3- In former times, the hourglass was frequently taken as a symbol of death. More properly it is now seen as a svmbol for the Passage of Life.



Hourglass | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Hourglass

The Language of Dreams

(see Bells, Hourglass, Numbers, Time)

Standing still: Impatience for some event soon to come, or feeling spiritually, emotionally, or mentally paralyzed.

Hands or mmibers moving counterclockwise: Ask yourself if you’re going against a personal taboo or taking a step backward toward obsolete habits and thought patterns.

Punching a time clock: The danger of becoming a slave to schedules and the agendas of other people.

Is the clock digital, electric, a wristwatch, wind-up, a cuckoo clock, or perhaps even a sundial? Each of these has different associations. Digital clocks show that you are living in the present. Electric clocks and wind-up versions are more antiquated, revealing a stronger focus on times past.

The cuckoo clock expresses

craftsmanship. Have you been giving enough time to your arts lately? Lastly, the sundial represents our ancient roots when humans were more intimately aware of nature. How much time do you spend outdoors just appreciating the Earth}

Look at what time the clock gives, and check the numerological significance.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, sand represents money. Carrying a handful of sand in a dream means pursuing a business.

If one carries a heavy load of sand in a dream, it means that he will suffer for his sins. Swallowing sand or gathering it in a dream denotes savings. Walking on sand in a dream means pursuing either a spiritual or a mundane interest, or it could represent a sad event, a fight, or committing injustice toward one’s own soul or against others. Depending on the quantity seen in one’s dream, gathering sand may mean shackles, a siege, life or death, poverty or richness, and honor or humiliation. Sand in a dream also means toiling or difficulties.

If a woman sees herself walking on sand in a dream, it means the death of her husband. Ifa man sees such a dream, it means the death of his wife. Red sand in a dream represents a high ranking position. White sand in a dream means profits for fortunetellers. Yellow sand in a dream means repentance, recovering from an illness, or tightening of one’s livelihood.

A pile of sand collected at the feet of a tree in a dream represents a construction project, or urban expansion. (Also see Hourglass)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

This image represents the transitory—as in the hourglass—and the fear of getting stuck and sinking into the sand.

The saying “throw sand in people’s eyes” means deception. However, the sandman also throws sand in people’s eyes so that they can get a restful night’s sleep. In addition, sand also points to the element of earth (in a more delicate form), and in that sense again points to the dreamer being grounded.

In the form of sand on the beach, this image points to vacation and relaxation and, in addition, the gentle waves of emotions that over time smooth out that which is rough and tough (stone).

If this dream takes place in a sandbox, your unconscious wants to give you a plan that you can use in your everyday life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are demonstrating a lack of emotional security. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require in life.

If we arc conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are conscious of time running out.

2- Sand can represent impcrman- ence. Building sand castles is something of a fantasy occupation since they will be washed away by the tide.

To dream of doing this would indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not have permanence and mav be an illusion.

3- Spiritually, sand represents the impcrmanence of the physical life and can suggest having to approach death or change in some wav.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Sand in a dream suggests a degree of instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are not feeling particularly emotionally secure. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require from life.

If we are conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are aware of time running out; we perhaps need to be certain we are making best use of our resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Sand can represent impermanence. Because they will inevitably be washed away by the tide, building sand castles in dreams suggests that there is some doubt about the validity of a project in which we are involved. They also indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not necessarily have permanence and may be an illusion. You might also like to consult the entries for beach, digging / excavation, hourglass and time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Hourglass)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The scythe, like the hourglass, is often held by the figure of death and represents the ending of physical existence. We are becoming aware of the fact that the cutting off of life – or energy – may be imminent around us, although it need not be our own death.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The scythe is a cutting instrument, and therefore has the same significance as a knife. In dreams it usually suggests that we need to cut out non-essential actions or beliefs. We need to be fairly ruthless in order to achieve a desired end. You might also like to consult the entries for death, harvest, hourglass, knife, reaping and time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Clock, Hourglass)

An awareness that life sometimes passes you by unnoticed, or far more quickly than you might wish (e.g., “seeing time fly”).

Recognizing your mortality (e.g., “time waits for no man”).

Seeing a clock that is not moving represents a wish that time would momentarily stand still so that you can enjoy it more fully, or catch up on things that you feel you’ve missed.

Transformations that take a while to achieve (e.g., “time for a change”).

Knowing when to act, when to wait, when to speak, and when to remain silent for success (e.g., “timing is everything”).

Seeing a stop watch in a dream represents effective time management, and making every second count. Alternatively, feeling under time constraints.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Hourglass)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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