A warning to not act hastily
The sand represents logic and practicality, and the water stands for the more impulsive and spontaneous attributes. It is a place of transition between the physical/material and the spiritual.
To dream that you are on the beach and looking out toward the ocean represents unfamiliar and strange adaptations that you are experiencing. Pay attention to the condition of the ocean; is it serene, choppy, or stormy? To dream that you are looking toward the beach proposes that you are searching for a comfortable and habitual situation or feeling. You may also be acknowledging and consenting to transformations that are occurring.
To dream that you are relaxing on a beach implies that the future will bring you serenity and harmony. You will be free of anxieties and worries, and will instead experience solace.
To dream that you are working on the beach is an indication of a task or project that will require a great deal of energy to complete.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To boast to a competitor, foretells that you will be unjust, and will use dishonest means to overcome competition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The bull also symbolizes wisdom and security, so a strong and calm bull indicates financial growth through one’s own efforts.
A mad, raging bull, however, hints at financial reverses due to rash and impulsive spending or investing. See “Calf”, “Cow”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The emotions that the clown conveys mirror your own. Whatever it is expressing will lead you through your own feelings.
The actions of the clown represent your spontaneous and outgoing personality. It may also imply that you are being too careless and impulsive.
If you have a fear or phobia of clowns, the clown may symbolize an unknown figure who may want to hurt you in some way. This may be someone who is taking advantage of you or not showing you their true self.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If it appears in a dream, the dreamer’s spirit will choose a life that is soodi- ing, active, and bright.
The Five in China is an undisputedly luck)’ number.
A Five-person is impulsive, quick, and has business intelligence. Lacking perseverance and easily annoyed or angered, Five-people need to learn to be more selective in their choice of friends. Symbolically, the Five stands for Mercury.
The Five in people points to drives and lusts. It is the sum of all kinds of qualities—packaged in a restless, nervous, and unpredictable mold.
In general, it can be said that a variety of things is behind the Five, the results of a combination of different character traits. Five represents the human body: the head, two arms, and two legs. Sometimes the Five is seen as a symbol for marriage or for the desire to have children. See Mercury.
Five-people have birthdays on the 5th, 14th, or 23rd day of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
In general, the number Nine is a symbol for the end of a certain developmental and growing phase in your life. Nine is the end of the numbers—after that come numbers on a higher plane.
For instance, a pregnancy is completed after the ninth month. See Mars.
Nine-people have birthdays on the 9th, 18di, and 27th day of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The officer represents your need to bring or keep your impulsive urges under control. Do you need to think more before you act—or are you already thinking too much? The rest of the dream symbols will tell the storv.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that someone is peeping on you, you may be feeling guilty about something. Be careful not to act too impulsively. This dream is also common when you are being evaluated by someone - possibly a teacher, a boss at work, or parents.... My Dream Interpretation
Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an independent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.
The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous system. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.
If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to consciousness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.
Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from childhood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.
Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.
The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleeting thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its unconscious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; awareness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and processes. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s pleasure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.
Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).
For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After discussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.
The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.
So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usually the life process.
If we think of a person’s life from conception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.
The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intestinal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.
Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the unclean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis. It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is struggling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.
A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against ourselves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.
A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure integrated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercules’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming conscious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If there is melancholy or despair, it remains fixed. Thus, dreaming of Saturn might call your attention to unpleasant aspects of life or to self-negating emotions. However, the psyche may be providing you with knowledge that can be used to motivate and transform current reality through hard work and self-discipline. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The same is true if you dreamed of spying or “peeping” on someone.
If you dreamed that someone was spying on you, you may be feeling guilty about something. Be careful not to act too impulsively. This dream is also common when you are being evaluated by someone - possibly a teacher, a boss at work, or parents.... My Dream Interpretation
The good or bad of such a character may show depending of the place, circumstance, or temper of the moment in the dream.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of someone else watching you though, you may be feeling guilty about something. Be careful not to act too impulsively.... My Dream Interpretation