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Instinct | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Instinct

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Wild animals in dreams represent our basic instincts and urges such as lust, fear and anger - the deep emotions that we are taught to repress.

• Dreams provide a safe outlet for exploring these deeper feelings. Taming a wild animal indicates a need to control your instincts.

• To understand the individual meaning of your dream, explore the specific characteristics of the particular wild animal you dream of.

For example, bears are about the need for strong boundaries and lions represent our strength and courage.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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Here are 30 different dream symbol that appear most common in the world and these dreams meanings.

Animals


Animals can usually be linked to survival or the instinct to keep going no matter how difficult things are. It can mean you’re holding things back that you should express. Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal.

Babies


Babies most times just mean that you want to continue your life and family, and want to share your knowledge with your next of kin. They might also mean you’re holding something back. Something new comes into your life. A new idea or a new creative project at work. Symbol of new possibilities and potential for growth in multiple areas of your life.

Lost


Being lost in your dreams may signify that you have lost your true purpose in life. It may point to soul loss or your disas- sociation from an important aspect of your personality. If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically.

Naked


Dreams of being naked or seeing someone naked represent a desire for honesty and intimacy. It can also represent the fear of others knowing your private thoughts and feelings. If you are comfortable being naked, then you feel you have nothing to hide in intimacy. If you are uncomfortable, ashamed, or embarrassed, then this dream is telling you to do some ego-integration work, and begin the process of releasing your own judgments and criticisms.

Trapped


If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful. If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life.

Buildings and Houses


Building a house may signify construction of a new project in your business or building a totally new life. Building with Legos or building blocks may comment on needing to play with your ideas before putting them into action.

Clothing


Clothing in general reveals the image that you want to project to the world. Each article of clothing reveals different concerns, qualities, beliefs, attitudes, and expressions Even the color and conditions of the clothing may reveal significant information.

For example, clothing that is tattered or torn may signify that you feel emotionally shredded by an experience. You may also be expressing a "poor me" attitude.

Cry


Dreams of crying symbolize that you are healing, grieving, cleansing, and releasing that which no longer supports you, as you make room for that which does support you. Consider that this might be a cry for help and that you would be wise to seek support to help you through this challenge you are going through. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel.

Death


Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying. If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life. Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life.

Demons


To see demons in your dream, represents negativity and distress. It also forewarns of overindulgence. If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something.

Dogs


Dogs are man’s companions and loyal " friends and thus can come in a dream to represent a real friendship, fteca dog’s extreme loyalty to its owner, the appearance of a dog can represent a tendency toward being too loyal to-your friends and thus sacrificing yourself and your needs. A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship. A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog.

Drowning


Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life. Being washed away by the flow of emotions. Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength.

Falling


Falling in your dream may come as a response to some failure. It may comment on feelings of loss of control. It may also be a response to falling from grace or falling from your stature in life. Falling dreams may recur when you have lost a significant relationship, or have faced a personal disaster in your career, or have been diagnosed with a particular illness.

Fire


Fire is a punfying element that is destruc tive yet transforms everything eventually. Setting fire to your emotions may act as the cleansing agent of the soul. It can represent the passion that fuels the heart and the sacred ember of your sexuality. A fire in your house may relate to some anger that is destroying the peace at home. Fire may also signify destructive behavior on your part or that of another family member.

Flying


If you dream you are flying so high that you can actually touch the moon and stars this portends many different types of global disaster that you may soon hear of. If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down of magnitude. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow.

Food


People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence. To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a "compensatory" function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment.

Chased


Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty. To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion.

Horses


A horse may offer its power to the dreamer as a vehicle for moving forward in life. Horse brings the attnbute of strength to deliver you to your destination.

For the hero, the horse cames him to his mission, perhaps over long distances, and thus it may signify the need to travel. A wild horse can represent unleashed and untamed power. Horses may also trot into your dream to indicate the need to stand your ground in a power struggle.

Jumping


  • The act of jumping can be somewhat ambiguous in a dream. It can indicate either jumping up attempting to attain something better for ourselves or jumping down, which can mean going down into the unconscious and those parts of ourselves where we may feel we are in danger. Jumping on the spot can indicate joy and has the same significance as dance (See Dance).
  • Repetitive movement of any sort in a dream usually indicates the need to reconsider our actions, to look at what we arc doing and perhaps to express ourselves in a different way. On a psychological level, jumping up and down in a dream may indicate being caught up in a situation without having the power to move either forwards or backwards.
  • In certain religions, spiritual ecstasy is induced by jumping. This is a way of employing the physical in order to reach the spiritual.
  • Also See: Jumping

Kiss - Kissing


Affection. In this dream you may be expressing feelings that are difficult to express during the day. Kissing is usually an indication of warmth, affection, and happiness. If you don’t receive enough love and affection in your daily life, then this could be a compensatory dream, where the dreamer is comforting himself. If you are kissing the object of your affection, the dream could be a form of wish fulfillment. Superstition based interpretations say that if you are kissing strangers, you may have a need to conquer. If the kissing is insincere, you are pretentious while if you see your partner kissing someone else, you may be afraid of infidelity.

Money


Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard currency, but more the way in which we value ourselves. This symbol appearing in dreams would suggest that we need to assess that value more carefully, and equally to be aware of what we ‘pay’ for our actions and desires. If there is a feeling of self-denial in our making savings, particularly to the point of miserliness, we may not have managed our resources properly in the past and are having to suffer for it now. We may also fear the future. If someone else gives us their savings, we are able to use their knowledge and expertise.

Paralysis


  • When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably experiencing great fear or suppression. Feelings that are emotionally based are experienced as paralysis in order to highlight the physical effect those feelings can have.
  • Imagination can often play tricks on us, and we experience as real some kind of reaction we would not normally allow ourselves. Paralysis is one such reaction.
  • Paralysis can signify spiritual inadequacy, inability to create movement, and inertia. There is a condition which sometimes occurs during development when we are forced into facing our own fears, and this can be experienced as paralysis.

Pregnancy / Pregnant


To dream you are pregnant signifies growth and development in your personal life. You may find that you are unprepared to act on it or to even discuss the matter with other people. It may also symbolize the birth of new ideas, projects, directions, or goals. To dream of being pregnant with a dying baby suggests an undertaking you worked hard for is suddenly doomed to fail. It denotes anxiety over things that are unfolding in ways you never expected. A pregnant woman having dreams of her pregnancy usually conveys her worries in various stages of her pregnancy. First trimester dreams are usually consists of small creatures, furry animals, flowers, fruits, and water. Second trimester dreams usually cover birth complications and self-doubt about motherhood. You may also dream of giving birth to a non-human baby. Finally, in the third trimester, you tend to dream of your own mother. When a man dreams of getting a girl pregnant, it is a warning that serious consequences may result from his sexual activities.

Prison


Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong. A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage.

Sexuality - Sex


Dreams of a sexual nature are very common and act both as an emotional release and a reassurance that everything is in order with your sexuality. Being intimate with a stranger is a fantasy that many people enjoy and this type of dream may indicate a wish for new experiences or experimentation. Intimacy with your partner in a dream acts as a reassurance of your love, and serves to strengthen your bond in your own mind.

Snakes


The snake is a powerful dream symbol, associated with the feminine, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person. If you dream about you or an animal attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake, you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip. If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities.

Spiders


In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious and a distant man. A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic or a monk. Ifone sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and a religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak. A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife. If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area.

Teeth


Hostility or an attack, such as when dream figures deliver "biting words" or "bare their teeth. " Losing teeth in a dream may reflect words said in haste, or losing the ability to speak candidly. Because this bony part of the body endures long after death, it has some associations with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In this context, losing teeth might equate to losing the will to live or having your personal power taken away. Rotten teeth equate either to the fear of old age, or someone whose words are filled with so much insincere sweetness that decay in that relationship is inevitable. Having teeth pulled out represents an end to suffering that is aided by an external force.

Vehicle - Vehicles


If you dream of riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving, you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience. If you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business.

Walking or Running


A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing. If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’. If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change.

Water


It is a mirror of your subconscious mind.

The quality of water often describes the situation of your emotions. Crystal clear, clean, adulterated, calm mostly provides strong insights about the state of your feelings.

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Abnormality in a dream usually represents something which we instinctively feel is wrong or not balanced properly.

If it is abnormal in the sense of extraordinary, such as an abnormal feeling or sound, it is the strangeness of it which needs to be explored. We may, for instance, dream of someone laughing at a funeral which would indicate that we would need to pay particular attention to the way we feci about that person.

2- An awareness of abnormality alerts us to the fact that we should be paying particular attention to areas in life which are not in line with the way we feci they should be.

To dream of a dwarf or a giant can indicate that our attention is being drawn to particular issues to do with size or deformity. There is something in our life that may be too big to handle.

3- The abnormal or strange usually possesses magical powers, possibilities or opportunities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The abnormal or strange traditionally has possessed magical powers, possibilities or opportunities. In dreams we tend to lose the logical scientific side of ourselves and to tap into the more aware open side. Such things used to be beyond understanding and, therefore, appear abnormal and, even today, can make us aware of potential beyond the obvious. In dreams abnormality often represents something that we instinctively feel is wrong, not balanced properly or out of kilter. With an understanding of spirituality we are more able to put the balance right.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of Aborigine symbolize that you are connecting to your primitive instincts, intuition and/or basic needs. This can also be about your awareness of your unsophisticated yet honest feelings.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about your abs is a message that you should trust your gut. Your dream is telling you to follow your instincts more when it comes to dealing with real life situations.

If you dream of having sore abs, you may be feeling frustrated or emotional about something to do with your social life.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an air conditioner represent that you are adjusting your inner temperature.

For example, if you were running too hot and heavy, allowing passion and impetuousness to overheat you, then you instinctively know to cool off in order to achieve balance.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The animal, compulsive nature of human beings. Instincts, according to Freud and most other dream interpreters, removed from awareness (animus); or awareness removed from instinct (anima) in human beings.

The image of the suppressed or of the shadow, suggesting a chance for integration.

The type of animal in the dream is important. Jung suggested that we find out more about the innate character of the animal we have dreamed about. According to Freud, small animals always symbolize children and siblings, while wild animals are a symbol for sexually excited or exciting people, evil urges, or passions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal. See Zoo.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

This represents motherly qualities and, therefore, the mothering instinct.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Depends on your feelings for the particular animal (for typical meaning see the specific type).

A helpful animal normally represents the instinctive self. Look at your feelings and beliefs about this animal.

An animal relates to your own natural and inborn instincts. Good omens of a base nature as long as they are not being violent.

If misbehaving, it is an indication of a party where people are lacking good manners and are demonstrating poor judgment. This is all a reflection of the patterns that need to be repatterened within you. Your belief system is drawing you to these situations and people. Animals represent your primitive, physical and sexual mannerisms and expressions.

A heard: prosperity. Animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities. Black Dog Animals represent the dreamer’s animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression, paternal or maternal instincts, social status, etc.

The choice of animal, its color and location indicate how the instinct is regarded.

For example, a black dog in the bedroom means the dreamer’s attitude to sex is dominated by fear. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities **Animals: “Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent effects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.

The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent affects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.

The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Like any other animal, human beings have devel­oped certain physical and behavioural traits. Some of these traits, such as a newborn baby attempting to suckle the breast, are rooted in millions of years of past experience and can be thought of as instinctive. We can observe such traits in a dog in such behaviour as cocking of the leg in male dogs. We can see some of our own traits in such things as the human desire to elect leaders. Many of these habits are physiological or social. In our dreams we represent these drives or habits in the form of various animals. Our restrained sex drive or ag­gression may be shown in our dream as a dog on a lead.

The power of drives such as the urge to parenthood via sex might be shown as a horse which we are trying to control. More than anything else, though, our dream animal represents our powerful reactions to situations, reactions developed through centuries of human experience in frequently terrible situa­tions. This aspect of ourself is rooted in the older portions of the brain.

The animal in our dreams has commonly been seen only as the sex drive.

A careful examination of animal dreams, though, shows this to be untrue.

The animal represents all our biological needs and responses, which include survival and hunger, reproduction; parental urges; need for exercise and rest; social drives, fear reactions, anger, urge to provide (for young and mate); home/nest building; territory protection, so­cial hierarchy, etc.

If these aspects in an individual are dam­aged or traumatised, we see parents who have lost their natu­ral bonding and caring for their child; individuals who have no sense of social status or responsibility, enabling them to be criminally violent; disturbed and misplaced sexuality. Domi­nating or attempting to kill out the animal in us can cause tension, depression and illness.

The common escape into dry intellectualism is a cause of internal conflict. Complete per­missiveness is no answer either, our higher brain functions need expression too. So one of the challenges of maturing is how to meet and relate to our ‘animals’, and perhaps bring them into expression in a satisfying way. Such drives are fun­damentally a push towards life.

It must be remembered that where sex or sexuality is men­tioned, I am not simply referring to the sex act. I mean sexual­ity in its overall aspect, which includes the urge towards par­enthood, and the love and caring connected with it. (Brain damage or certain drugs or chemicals can diminish the ‘hu­man’ levels of function and only the animal and lizard levels are expressed.) Below are listed some common ways animals are used in our dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When animals appear in a dream they usually represent an aspect of the personality which cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level.

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

The dreamer will be dealing with the child-like side of his or her personality, or possibly children known to him.

The hurt young animal

The dreamer may perceive a difficulty in becoming mature or facing life.

Eating the animal

The dream could be about the ‘demons’ one creates which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Pagan belief thought that one took up certain aspects of the animal that were superior in certain respects to ordinary’ human attitudes.

Godlike, talking awe-inspir- ing or wise animals, or those with human characteristics

Animals have not vet become conscious of, or pitted themselves against, the power from which they came so the wisdom they show is innocent and simple. It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

The figures of animals arc an easy way for the dreamer to accept that help.

Killing the animal may destroy the energy derived from the instincts. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control the dreamer’s instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals whether by building defences - or perhaps by running away - is indicative of the dreamer’s struggle with his animal instincts, and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of the dreamer’s life.

2- When we need some sort of understanding of our own psychological urges, animals will appear which symbolise those qualities. These are:

Bear

The mother (see Family) appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.

The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all- caring mother.

If it is recognised in the dream that the bear is masculine the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.

Bull

Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as dcstructivcness, fear or anger (for example a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognised as sexual passion or creative power.

Slaying the bull

indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts and can also represent the sign of Taurus in the Zodiac.

Cat

To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings, usually in women. Goddesses such as Bast the Egyptian cat goddess arc usually represented as having two sides to their natures, one devious and one helpful, so the cat often denotes the capricious side of the feminine.

The elegant but also the powerful, yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat. Chameleon The dreamer is recognising either in himself or others the ability to adapt and to change according to surrounding circumstances.

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. They are usually recognised as being destructive and alien.

Composite animals

To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities are needed.

The various qualities of the different animals of which they are made up need to be assimilated and integrated. There are two potentials of development in one figure.

Half-animal, half-man

The dreamer’s animal instincts arc beginning to be recognised and humanised.

Cow

The eternal feminine, especially the mother (see Family) or mother figure (see Archetypes) is often depictcd by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.

Deer/Reindeer

The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

The dreamer realises that some of his impulses are offensive, or revolting.

Dog

also see individual entry The dreamer may recognise a faithful and constant companion, a protector or more negatively, somebody the dreamer can’t shake off and who might make trouble.

A dog that the dreamer owned or knew at some period of his life There may be memories asso- ciated with that period of his life, which hold clues to present behaviour.

A huntress with dogs The dreamer is making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the Amazon (see Archetypes).

A dog guarding gates, being near a cemetery In dreams this indicates the guardian of the threshold, and creatures which must be put to sleep or tamed before there can be an initiation into the underworld Domesticated (tame) animals When we dream of domesticated animals we arc aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have come to terms. There are passions which arc being used in a controlled way although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable. Elephant To see an elephant in a dream is to recognise the qualities of patience, long memory, strength and fidelitv. In the more esoteric sense it signifies radiant and glowing wisdom.

Fox

A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness.

Frog

A period or act of transformation (a frog transforms from a tadpole and moves on to the land). There is something repugnant which is turning into something of value (i.e. a frog into a prince). Also see Snake as all reptiles have the same significance.

Goat

To dream of a goat is to recognise creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.

To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with the dreamer’s relationship with the dark side of his nature.

The goat may also represent the Devil or Satan. It is also the symbol for Capricorn.

Hare

The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into madness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the Priestess/Witch aspect of femininity or the Priest/Sorcerer of the masculine (see Archetypes). In its positive imagery however it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the Mother of God.

Hedgehog

The hedgehog can represent evil and bad manners, or literallv our inability to handle a ‘prickly’ situation.

Horse

The horse in a dream represents the energy at the dreamer’s disposal.

A white horse depicts the spiritual awareness of the dreamer; a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of the dreamer’s nature.

A pale horse is taken to indicate death, and a winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly- plane.

If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries the dreamer forward. Ibo much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.

If the horse is being harnessed to a cart the dreamer may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly- utilitarian objectives.

In a man’s dream, a mare will denote the Anima, a woman; or the realm of the feminine (see Archetypes).

In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the Animus or her relationship with a man.

A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective Shadow (see Introduction) those aspects of the personality which most people attempt to suppress.

The horse as a beast of burden is often the Great Mother (See Introduction). or mother archetype (see Archetypes). In modern dreams the car has largely taken over from the horse as a symbol with many of the same associations (see Car and Journey Sections).

Hyena

The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and deviousness.

Jackal

The jackal is associated with the graveyard, and therefore with Death. As a scavenger it is also a cleanser. Esoterically, it is the servant of the transformer, guiding souls from the earth plane into the light.

Jaguar

The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the balance of power between the dark and light forces. Kangaroo This somewhat exotic animal often stands for motherhood. and also strength. Lamb The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature. It is said that evil cannot withstand such innocence.

Leopard

The leopard represents cruelty and aggression, and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power. Lion The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.

If the dreamer is struggling with the lion there should be a succcssful development as long as the dreamer is not overpowered, or the lion killed.

A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of the personality- has slipped out of alignment, putting both the dreamer and his surroundings at risk.

A lion lying with a lamb There is a union, or compatibility of oppositcs; instinct and spirit going hand in hand. Lizard also see Reptiles The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one-track’ thinking.

Lynx

The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream it can often portray objectivity. Monkey The monkey characterises the infantile, childish and arrested side of the dreamer’s character.

The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisi- tiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, that of lively- curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.

Mare

see Horse

Mole

The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often signify the blind persistence and determination which enables the dreamer to succeed. Monster/Dragon also see Dragon in D Section A fear which is beyond understanding, usually welling up from within rather than from the outside world, is often represented in dreams by monsters and dragons.

The devouring monster The dream may deal with a recognition that ultimately we arc all absorbed back into a greater whole.

If the dreamer gets the better of the monster he will have mastery over his own fear of death, and may be able to harness this forcc for his own use. Cutting out the monster’s heart or other vital organ, or lighting a fire inside it, depicts the struggle against the dark forces of the underworld.

Mouse

also see Vermin The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognised that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding.

Otter

The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and to be able to gain subsistence from its environment, all things the dreamer may- need to develop.

Ox

The ox depicts the ability to be patient, and to make sacrifices for others.

Parts of animals

{the limbs, eyes, mouth, etc.) These have the same significance as parts of the human body (see Body).

If the four legs are particularly emphasised possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. Pig or Wild Boar The pig is taken in Western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, and gluttony.

The dreamer’s better self may be beginning to recognise these unattractive qualities in himself. Without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastcry of them. Pigs and jewels There is a conflict between the lower urges and spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitful- ness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the Destructive Mother (see Archetypes). Wild Boar The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and therefore the negative Animus in a woman’s dream. (See Introduction).

The dreamer may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly.

Prehistoric animals

A trauma from the past, or from childhood, may be causing difficulty. Rabbit Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things.

The obvious connection with fertility could be important or it could be that the trickster aspect of the personality could be coming to the fore (see Hare).

A white rabbit may show the dreamer the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide.

Ram

The ram is a svmbol of masculine virility and power, and by association has those qualities of the sign of Aries in the Zodiac.

Rat

also see Vermin ‘flic rat signifies the diseased and devious part of the dreamer or of his situation. It can also represent something which is repulsive in some way.

The dreamer may be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague.

Reptiles

To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality. We may have no control over these, and could therefore be easily devoured by them. We are afraid of Death or the death process, but must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.

Seal

Dreaming of a seal suggests that we are at one with the clement in which we live.

Serpent

also see Snake The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation. It is the instinctive nature and is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed, the dreamer comes to terms with his or her own sexuality and sensuality and is able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies which become available. In a man’s dream a snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinitv. In a woman’s dream the snake may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the Garden of Eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery; and also of temptation. Sheep The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct, and it is this interpretation which is most usually accepted in dreams.

The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect which is recognisable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.

The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.

To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.

Sinister Animals Any threat from animals indicates the fears and doubts the dreamer has over his ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Snake - also see Serpent. Snake dreams occur like serpent dreams - when the dreamer is attempting to come to terms with his or her more instinctive self.

Inevitably, this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies which have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available.

A snake twined around the body or limb

This indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.

A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth

This can sometimes represent the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify the dreamer’s control of his or her libido.

A snake in the grass This image denotes disloyalty, trickerv and evil. With its tail in its mouth This image is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical (see Shapes, Circle). Being swallowed by a snake This shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate, and lose our sense of space and time (see Eating). Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death, and all that man fears. Snake twined around a staff or similar (see Caduceiis) The unconscious forces that are released once the dreamer reconciles the opposing sides of himself create healing, rebirth and renewal, and this is universally represented as two snakes entwined round a central staff. It is a symbolic representation of the basic form of DXA, the ‘building blocks’ of life.

The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream (see Colours). Squirrel The squirrel represents the hoarding aspcct of our personalities.

Tiger

The tiger signifies royalty, dignity and power and is both a creator and a dcstrover

Toad

To dream of toads is lo connect with whatever the dreamer may consider ugly in life, or in his behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful.

For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values.

Transformation of animals In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation.

Unicorn

The unicorn is a symbol of purity and traditionally could only be owned and perceived by virgins. It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding, and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.

Vermin

In dreams vermin may represent the enforced contemplation of something that is unnecessary or that has invaded one’s spacc.

Vertebrates

Animals with backbones often give an understanding of the qualities associated with that animal.

The smaller and lower orders of animal signify the unconscious, the higher orders the emotions.

Whale

The whale, because it is a mammal which lives within water, indicates the power of resurrection and rebirth man’s abilitv to come back from the dead.

Weasel

The weasel traditionally highlights the devious, more criminally oriented side of ourselves.

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions, or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening the safety of the individual. Such a dream may be a way of understanding anxiety.

Domesticating wild animals The dreamer may- have come to terms with his or her wilder side.

Wolf

Dreaming of wolves may- indicate that we are being threatened by others, whether singly or by the pack.

The dreamer may- have cruel sadistic fantasies without taking responsibility for them.

The She-wolf The hussy; but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

This animal has the same significance as the horse, but with the additional meaning of balancing the negative and the positive in a very dynamic way.

3- By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Animals represent, as Archetypes, the depths of our unconscious or our instincts. Animals in dreams are always repressed symbols of our urges—a dream language of the forbidden.

Bear: a symbol of vitality, power, and endurance (particularly in women’s dreams). See Bear.

Fish: a fear of losing love; your partner is “slipping” through your fingers, but when the fish is alive, it is a sign of successful planning. See Fish.

Dog: extremely repressed sexual urges. See Dog.

Insects: repressed anger, emotional stress, family problems. See Flies, Insects.

Cat: a symbol of female eroticism, and sometimes a repressed desire for independence. See Cat.

Cow: female sexual urges—but always combined with patience and calm. See Cow.

Lion: glorified and powerful physical contact between men and women.

Mouse: a symbol of the female; the fear of mice is an expression of the dreamer’s fear of a vet-to-be-acknowledged femininity. See Mouse, Rat.

Horse: aroused, but unrealized physical energies, or controlled vitality. See Horse, Horseback Riding.

Serpent: a phallic symbol; women who dream about serpents suffer from unfulfilled sexuality; a serpent crawling up your legs means sexual desires have been awakened. See Dragon, Serpent.

Small animals often symbolize a small sibling; large animals usually stand for the dreamer’s own character traits and repressed cravings. Animals with human voices: a warning not to let other people hurt or take advantage of you. Dead animals are a sign of changes in your personal situation.

Depth Psychology: Animals are a symbol of primitive character traits, like greed, passion, or anger.

The other symbols in the dream are very important.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When animals appear in a dream they tend to represent an aspect of the personality that cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level. Below are some common images that occur in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Animal dreams can have several different meanings, depending on the specifics of your dream: Wild animals, especially if threatening, mean you feel out of control in a situation.

If you tame a wild animal in a dream, you achieve success through expressing yourself honestly.

If you are attacked by a vicious animal and you manage to kill it, you will triumph over your rivals. Dreaming of domestic animals (such as pets), if unfamiliar, can mean you feel pressured to be something you’re not.

The same meaning applies to dreaming of wild animal babies (of any type of wild animal). Dreaming of farm animals suggests that you are ready for growth. It’s time to start exploring your potential. Also see “Cow” and “Chickens” for more specific meanings.

If you dream that you kill a gentle animal (example: you’re driving and you run over a deer), something you are doing in real life goes against your values and you are “killing” a sweet part of yourself. You must change your behavior and stop acting against your instincts or a part of yourself will be lost or damaged. Talking animals in dreams serve as messengers of the unconscious. Pay attention to what they say, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others. Animals attacking other animals in your dream means you are feeling a deep conflict with someone you are close to. This dream may also suggest that you are scared of showing your true emotions and desires, because you think they are too powerful for others to deal with.

If you dream of being an animal, it could be an expression of your primitive desires, physical characteristics or even your romantic longings. Animals in dreams symbolizes the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Think about how you felt in the dream, and how you acted, for clues to your dream’s meaning. Also look up the specific type of animal you were, for further analysis.

If you dream of lab animals, you need to experiment with your fears, choices and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself by what others think you are capable of.

If you dream of a dead animal, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.

If you dream of experiments being done on animals, you will encounter difficulties in carrying out your goals and plans. However, if you rescued the animals from the experiments, you are successfully facing emotions and characteristics represented by the animal.

If you dream of hybrid animals (half one creature, half another), this symbolizes that you are beginning to incorporate different sides of yourself as you grow and mature into a fully-formed personality. Look up the animals that the hybrid was made of, for additional meaning about these sides of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Horns

1- The deer is a noble animal, so the interpretation differs if the antlers are mounted, as in a trophy, or are seen on the animal.

If the latter then the interpretation is that of something which is supernormal, and may represent intellectual powers.

If the former, then antlers may be interpreted as attempting to achieve high status.

2- Psychologically these represent awareness of the potential for conflict between one’s nobler self and the baser instincts.

3- Supernatural powers, fertility and nobleness of spirit are represented by antlers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically these represent awareness of the potential for conflict between our nobler self and the baser instincts.

The antler with ten points is the mark of the shaman or holy man.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Can represent a world of experience human beings have lost and feel sorrow at its absence. In developing self con­sciousness, with its labyrinth of ideas and decisions, humans lost a sense of oneness with life around them. Animals have enormous remembered wisdom; remembered through instincts and complex social codes. This wisdom is still accessible to humans who can listen to the unconscious, and discover the enormous wealth of information they have about such things as social behaviour and body language.

The ape can depict this wisdom, especially if it is white haired. Or it might show the personal folly of trying to let instincts dominate us now we have self awareness. Idioms: he is just aping. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Developmental difficulties. Points at the same time to increased rigidity. You need to allow yourself to be more playful and happy. Leave room for the animal side of you (the ape is considered one of the most sexual animals).

The ape is the shadow of the ego, the soul of instinct, the most ancient and most human creature.

It is a symbol of imitation, which points to self- ridicule as well as a lack of autonomy. Pay special attention to the type of ape that appears in the dream.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of an apocalypse is quite simply marking a transition period, moving away from a former course of action or way of being. Instinctively you may feel that the risks you must take are too great, or that you can only effect change by a massive shift in circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

An apron can represent a badge of office and, as in freemasonry, this suggests craftsmanship; in ancient china it was part of sacrificial regalia. It also has the symbolism of dividing the body into the upper, nobler part and the lower, baser instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of the color aqua represents your unconscious. Pay attention to your instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Although the word archetype has a long history, Carl Jung used it to express something he observed in human dreams. He said the archetypes are a tendency or instinctive trend in the human unconscious to represent certain motifs or themes. As our instinctive urge to reproduce may show itself in consciousness as sexual fantasies, so archetypes show themselves as cenain dream, fantasy, or story themes. Just as each individual animal does not create its own instincts, we do not create our own collective thought pattern.

The influ­ence these archetypes have upon our conscious self is varied. Panly they are supportive, as instincts are to an animal.

Some ancient cultures erected a pantheon of gods and god­desses. Many of these gods were expressions of archetypal themes, such as death, rebirth and womanhood.

A sheepdog has in itself, unconsciously, a propensity to herd animals un­der direction. Through the worship of gods, perhaps ancient people touched similar reservoirs of strength and healing. Without such, the individual might find it mcre difficult to face the fact that death waits at the end of their life, or to allow sexuality to emerge into their life at pube ty.

The dream of a girl suffering from anorexia shows her cutting off her own breasts with scissors. Here her developing sexual traits and urges are unacceptable to her. Perhaps she ‘cuts them off’ by not eating, thus preventing her body and psyche from matur­ing. In the past it would have been recommended that she give offerings to a goddess, thus aligning her with an uncon­scious power to adapt and mature.

Some of these archetypal patterns of behaviour, such as territorialism and group identity, are only too obviously be­hind much that occurs in war, and their influence needs to be brought more fully into awareness. But we must be careful in accepting Jung s descnption of the archetypes. In more recent years, through the tremendously amplified access to the un­conscious made possible in psychiatry through such drugs as LSD, a lot more information about unconscious imagery has been made available. It is possible thai certain synthesising aspects of the mind produce images to represent huge areas of collected experience, i.e. the Mystic Mother or Madonna rep­resenting our collected experience of our mother.

Whatever may be the explanation of these archetypal themes, they are imponant because they illustrate how we as individuals, and as human beings collectively, have been able to develop^ur sense of conscious identity amidst enormous forces of unconsciousness, collectivity and external stresses. Below are some common archetypal symbols and their associ­ated images. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Authority Figures in People

1- To dream of being arrested suggests the restraint of one’s natural self-expression by moral judgements or questions of right or wrong from other people, lo dream of arresting someone else would indicate our instinctive disapproval of that part of ourselves which is represented by that person in the dream.

2- Psychologically, we are unsure of our motives in an action we are contemplating. We should slop and carefully consider our behaviour before we act.

3- There is a need for authority.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream of being arrested, there may be a lack of integrity or good judgement.

To dream of arresting someone else would indicate our instinctive disapproval of certain actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Weapons)

Cutting yourself off or away from someone or something (see Knife). Fear of losing one’s job (e.g., “getting the axe”).

Two-headed axe (the Labrys): Duality.

A choice or situation that has two distinct edges, one of which may not be known. It can also be a symbol of feminine power.

Being executed by: Punishment or judgment for something about which you feel morally awkward or ashamed.

In ancient Israel, people used axes in divinatory rights. This may be how the phrase “see where the axe falls” originated. In this context, if the axe lands at your feet, or you take one in hand, it reveals a latent prophetic ability or, on a less lofty level, good instincts.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of eating baloney suggests that you are trying to deceive yourself into believing in something that goes against your natural instincts or long held values. Ask yourself what are you hiding from yourself or from others.

If you dream of someone else eating baloney, this indicates your growing distrust in that person. You may have lost your faith in that individual. Alternatively, it suggests that you are no longer as confident.

To simply see baloney in your dream suggests that you will be irked by some deceitful person.... My Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Since a bam is usually a fairly large and open space that houses animals, it may signify your animal instincts.

The idea of rolling in the hay may indicate that you had a distasteful sexual experience. Living in a bam may be an indication that you are feeling exposed or living with too many other people’s problems.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a barn symbolize a storehouse for your animal instincts, power and resources. Perhaps you are feeling the need to restrain your wild side. See Chakra (1st & 2nd) and Farm.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To see a barn in your dream, signifies feelings kept in your unconscious. You may be holding back your natural instincts or actions.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- If our attention is drawn to the base of an object we may need to go back to the starting point of a project in which we arc involved in waking life. We should consider how stable we are in any situation.

2- To dream of base metal indicates that we are dealing with something which is somehow inferior and needs refining in some way.

3- Crudeness, unformed material. Our ‘basic instincts’ may be brought into question.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, base material suggests crudeness and the unformed – something which has not yet taken shape. Our ‘basic instincts’ may be brought into play, requiring that we go back to original material.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The house generally represents your psychological and emotional self. Each part of the house may deal with a different part of you.

The basement is built first. It is often below ground (or at least some parts of it), and is essentially the foundation of the house. Dreaming about a basement and understanding the dream, may provide you with valuable information which may lead to greater self-awareness.

A recurring dream about basements (i.e. being in a basement, cleaning a basement, furnishing a basement, etc.) should not be ignored. These dreams may be symbolic of your unconscious, instincts and intuition, and degree of awareness of a current situation or a problem.

The look of the basement may provide you with clues about your current feelings and state of contentment.

If the basement is a mess, and you see great disorder and clutter, it suggests that you may be experiencing confusion and that it is a very good time to sort things out emotionally and psychologically. At times, the activities which are going on in the basement of your dream may be based on past experiences or childhood memories. As with all dreams, their main purpose seems to be to bring the dreamer to higher consciousness so that he may deal with his current issues more effectively, rather than to dwell on the past. See also: House.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The symbol for Vampire, sucking out, being sucked dry. Dull, compulsive, dangerous emotions. On the other hand, this dream symbol expresses great sensibility, having radar-like skills and useful instincts.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a seashore and be conscious of a bay or inlet shows we arc aware of a woman’s sexuality and receptivencss.

2- To be keeping something at bay indicates a need to be on our guard.

3- The wolf baying at the moon shows the overcoming of basic animal instincts.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The wolf baying at the moon shows the overcoming of basic animal instincts.

The bay tree or leaves signify victory, eternity and immortality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Animals

1- To have a bear appear alive in a dream indicates aggression, or if it is dead, the handling of one’s deeper negative instincts.

To dream of a toy bear i.e. a teddy bear shows a childlike need for security.

2- Psychologically; we have recognised the need to meet the force of our own creativity.

3- The bear symbolises spiritual strength and power, both latent for example, when a bear hibernates and also apparent.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals)

The grizzly or domineering side of our moods (e.g., acting “bearish”).

The wildness within that wishes more expression.

Heraldic: Among the medieval artisans, this creature provided the perfect vehicle for visual puns, and usually stood for for-BEAR-ance.

She-bear protecting cubs: The maternal instinct fully developed; righteous anger or anxiety with real foundations.

Hibernation: An alternative type of death dream. Also, resting and storing up energy for difficult times ahead (see Cave).

Fearlessness.

The term “berserkers” among warrior clans came from “bear sarks,” a shirt originated by Artemis to give strength and protection to those defending her lands.

Native American: Supernatural power and fortitude.

Biblical: The she-bear, particularly, is portrayed as ferocious (noted in Samuel, Hosea, and Proverbs).

To what project or relationship are you, or should you be, applying this type of fervently protective energy?... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To have a bear appear alive in a dream indicates aggression, or if it is dead, the handling of one’s deeper negative instincts.

To dream of a toy bear – i.E.

A teddy bear – shows a childlike need for security.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Honey, bisects)

Stinging you: An unpleasant experience that literally left a “stinger” behind, often of an emotional nature.

At the hive: Community and socialization; knowing your place and function within a specific group; harmonious teamwork.

Flying from flower to flower: Gathering life’s nectar, enjoying sweetness wherever it may be found. Alternatively, a fickle nature.

Buzzing: A message; the ancients felt that bees carried missives direct from the gods themselves.

The priestesses of Delphi were called “Melissae,” which means bees, and they were often given honey cakes as an offering in payment for their visionary talents.

Hornet s nest: Trouble just waiting to happen. Don’t aggravate this situation or you will get stung.

In China, dreaming of a bee swarm is a lucky omen.

A ghostly visitor. Both Pliny and Aristotle believed that good souls could reincarnate as a bee.

The spirit of the Muse. In Greece, eloquent people were believed to have been touched on the lips by the Birds of the Muses (bees), including Sophocles, Plato, and Virgil.

Flying down a chimney—omen of death of figurative or literal nature.

In medieval Bestiaries, an emblem of honor.

In the Koran, the symbol of faithfulness, intelligence, and wisdom.

Folkloric: A portent of forthcoming profits, especially in your trade.

Queen bees represent the ancient Mother Goddess, and as such can symbolize your own mother, your maternal instincts, or your feminine nature.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a beetle symbolize disorder and a lack of cleanliness in your life, or that you are becoming aware of your resilient survival instincts. Alternatively, native people in the Amazon consider beetles to be sacred travelers from other dimensions that venture between our world and the afterlife to remind you that life is eternal. Dreams of a scarab represent that you are protected from harm, and that you are aligned with the sacred and the mystical. Consider the feeling tone. See Goddess Persephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see your belly in your dream suggests that you are finally coming to terms with inner emotions or turmoil.

The belly represents sentiments that aren’t being communicated. This dream may also mean that you should have faith in your instincts.

To see a pregnant belly indicates that you have buried feelings deep inside and they are about to be exposed. It is too difficult to keep them hidden any longer.

To dream that you are stroking or touching a belly implies that you recognize and accept feelings that you harbor inside. These feelings have been buried for a long period of time, but you realize that you must confront them.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: You may need to learn to trust your own instincts and intuition. Equally you may be coming to terms with repressed emotion and pain.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As baking products that are associated with the modem homemaker, Betty Crocker cakes and mixes may appear on the shelf of your cupbcard to help you whip up an extraordinary idea and turn it into a million-dollar business. Since Betty Crocker reflects the attitudes of a woman who is a good homemaker, an empty box of cake mix may indicate that you have lost your maternal instincts.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of the mythical bigfoot may represent a person or situation in your life that offers warm companionship, yet is a dangerous threat to your well-being.

If you dreamed of a mountain-dwelling bigfoot, you will need to be strong to get through a tough social or emotional ordeal.

If the creature you saw dwelled in the forest, follow your instincts to keep certain things to yourself - this is an important time to protect your privacy. Also be careful of giving in to irrational urges that go against what’s best for you.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about leather-clad motorcycle riders refers to toughness, ruggedness and affairs with the opposite sex. This dream also refers to your instinctual and animalistic nature.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Birds in dreams usually represent freedom, imagination, thoughts and ideas which, by nature, need freedom to be able to become evident. As far back as Pagan times, man has been fascinated by birds and by flight. Birds were believed to be vehicles for the soul and to have the ability to carry the soul to heaven. As a result, birds were very often invested with magical and mystical powers.

2- Psychologically man often needs to project human qualities onto objects outside himself, and because birds’ conduct is entirely instinctive, they can be used in dreams to understand man’s behaviour.

3- Birds have come to represent the Soul both its dark and its enlightened side.

A caged bird can indicate restraint or entrapment.

A bird flying freely represents aspirations and desires and possibly the spirit soaring towards the Divine.

A display of plumage indicates the dreamer’s facade the way the individual sees him- or herself.

A flock of birds containing both winged and plucked birds indicates confusion over bodilv or material considerations as opposed to Spiritual aspirations. Birds can sometimes denote the feminine, free side of the being.

The golden-winged bird has the same significance as fire and therefore indicates spiritual aspirations.

A high-flying bird Spiritual awareness or that part in us which seeks knowledge. In a man’s dream, a bird can represent the Anima (see Introduction). In a woman’s dream, it suggests the Self, in the sense of the Spiritual Self (see Introduction).

White/Black birds The two aspects of the Anima or Self (see Introduction) may be represented as two opposites.

The black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side, the white the open, clear, free side.

A pet bird Personal circumstances and emotions can have a profound effect on our self- management, and remembered happiness can be experienced in dreams about pet birds. Chicken The imagination is being used to serve a practical function. There is potential for growth, though this may also come about through belonging to a group.

The chicken can also represent stupidity and cowardice. Cock The cock is the symbol of a new day and of vigilance or watchfulness. It represents the masculine principle and thus the need to be more upfront and courageous.

Crow Dreaming of a crow can have two meanings. Traditionally the crow warns of death but may also represent wisdom and deviousness.

Cuckoo The meaning of the cuckoo is ambivalent, since it can represent deviousness or unrequited love. As the herald of spring it indicates a change from old, stale energy to newness and freshness.

Dove The Anima (see Introduction).

The bringer of calm after the storm, the Soul, the peaceful side of man’s nature appears in dreams as the dove.

Duck In a dream this can often denote some kind of superficiality or childishness.

Eagle Because the eagle is known to be a bird of prey; in dreams it signifies domination and supremacy. It can equally also mean perccptiveness and awareness as well as farsightedness and objectivity.

If the dreamer identifies with the eagle, his own wish to dominate is becoming apparent though there may be some difficulty in reconciling other parts of the dreamer’s nature.

If the dreamer feels threatened, somebody else may be threatening the status quo.

Falcon The falcon shares the symbolism of the eagle. As a bird of prey, it typifies freedom and hope for those who are being restricted in any way. It can represent victory over lust. Goose/Geese The goose is said to represent watchfulness and love. Like the swan it can represent the dawn or new life.

A flock of geese is often taken to represent the powers of intuition and to give warning of disaster. Wild goose The wild goose can represent the soul and often dcpicts the Pagan side of our nature. Geese, in common with cats, are considered to be witches’ familiars. Hen The hen denotes providence, maternal care and procreation. When a hen crows in a dream it is taken to represent feminine domination.

Ibis The ibis, sometimes taken to be the stork, is the symbol of perseverance and of aspiration. Jackdaw - see Magpie. Kingfisher To dream of a king- lishcr is to dream of dignity and calmness.

Lark A lark is traditionally supposed to represent the transcendence of the mundane. Magpie/Jackdaw Because of the belief that magpies and jackdaws are thieves, to dream of one may indicate that an associate is attempting to take away something that the dreamer values. Also the magpie can signify good news. Ostrich The ostrich denotes that one is attempting to run away from responsibility. Owl The owl is sacrcd to Athena, goddess of strategy and wisdom, therefore in a dream the owl can describe those qualities. Because it is also associated with the night-time, it can sometimes represent death.

Peacock To see a peacock in a dream indicates a growth of understanding from the plain and unadorned to the beauty of the fully plumed bird. Like the phoenix, it represents rebirth and resurrection.

Pelican There are two meanings to the symbolism of the pelican. One is sacrifice and devotion and the other is careful and maternal love.

Penguin The penguin is thought to represent adaptability but also possibly stupidity. Pheasant To dream of pheasants generally foretells prosperity and good fortune to come. Phoenix The phoenix is a universal symbol of rebirth, resurrection and immortality (dying in order to live). Quail The quail represents amorousness, sometimes courage and often good luck. In its negative form it can also represent witchcraft and sorcery.

Raven The raven can be a symbol of sin, but if it is seen to be talking it often represents prophecy. Its meaning can be ambivalent since it can represent evil, but also wisdom. Seagull flic seagull is a symbol of freedom and power. Sparrow “flic sparrow represents business and industrv.

Stork

The stork is a symbol of new life and new beginnings.

Swallow

The swallow seen in a dream represents hope and the coming of Spring. Swan The swan is the soul of man and is often taken to be the divine bird. It can sometimes denote a peaceful death. Turkey The turkey is traditionally a food for celebrations and festivals.

To dream of it can therefore denote that there may be good times ahead. Vulture/Buzzard The vulture is a scavenger and therefore has an association with the feminine aspect in its destructive persona. Woodpecker The woodpcckcr is a guardian of both kings and trees in mythology. It is also reputed to have magical powers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, man often needs to project human qualities onto objects outside himself, and because birds’ conduct is entirely instinctive, they can be used in dreams to understand man’s behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Being bitten in a dream may show that we are experiencing aggression from someone else, or conversely that our own aggressive instincts arc not under control.

2- To be biting someone or something such as fruit within a dream indicates that there is literally an idea or a concept which we need to get our teeth into.

3- The dreamer should be aware not only of his capacity for venom, but also his capacity to be on the receiving end of a ‘venomous’ attack.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Being bitten in a dream may show that we are experiencing aggression from someone else, or conversely that our own aggressive instincts in our waking lives are not under control. We are feeling threatened.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When there is conflict between two courses of action, to dream of blackmail suggests that we are being forced in some way to take an action which goes against our natural instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Animalistic male instincts, as in Buck and Bull.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

It refers to oneself, as in the word sorcxehxty. Al­though it includes the totality of our expenence, it seems to be most pointedly referring to our sense of identity. From this sense of ourself we project meaning on to the rest of the world in some degree. Thus many symbols are stylised body forms.

The cross is a standing figure with arms outstretched, a church’s structure a representation of the body, and the mira­cle of sexual reproduction—the mystery enacted within it; a maypole, the penis. Therefore various things can represent our body or aspects of ourself. Seeds, swallowed teeth can be sperm, anything long and pointed, even a linger, can be the penis; anything hairy, a male; anything receptive like a bottle, bowl or cave, a woman or vagina.

A body, or our body, also represents physical life; material existence; the process which causes growth and aging. This includes all the processes of nature in us.

A dead body: our skin or shape is felt as our boundary, the edge of our universe.

The dead body depicts a whole set of personality traits or attitudes, very often potentials, which have been denied life by us. We have not allowed them expression.

A person hun in love might kill out any feelings towards the opposite sex. This ‘dead pan of them can be shown as a body. May also be the way we meet feelings about death. Sickness in body: can refer to an awareness of illness in pan of body shown. Most often depicts psychological problem symbolised by pan of body— see body pans below. Maggots in body: possible need to cleanse body of toxins or infection, sense of dis-ease emotion­ally in that area of self. Iniunes: huns or events that may lead to emotional scars—see body areas below. See dead people dreams; hiding.

Bodiless: Example: lI felt as if I was going very deep inside myself. It was dark but at first there were noises of the world around me. I seemed to go in much deeper and it was very dark, but with the feeling of great space. Everything was all right until I didn’t hear any noise at all, all that space and no noise was too much and my whole body freaked out and then pulled out very fast before I could stop it’ (Kate P).

The ‘noises’ around us, sensory impressions, other people s ex­pressed feelings and actions, are building bricks for our sense of self. In a real sense we create each other by believing in each other. With prolonged absence of other people and events, and especially if we lose our noises’ and body aware­ness, we feel we—our sense of identity—is dying. Bodiless- ness may therefore show us feeling unrecognised, unnoticed. May also be feelings of loneliness; being cut off from sexuality and body drives. In its positive side it is exploration of the unconscious and void. See identity and dreams.

If you are right handed, the left of the body: represents inner feelings which support outer action, such as confidence, our less used or supportive functions.

If we are an intellectual, the left might depict one’s feelings, and vice versa.

The left may represent our mother’s influence in our life and body.

The right of the body: our outer activity and dominant func­tions; expressed abilities; our father’s influence in life and body.

If father is an anxious man there might be a lot more signs of stress on this side of the body. Top half of body: thinking, feeling. Bottom half: sexuality and instincts. Half a body: if top missing, lack of thinking and higher emotion; if bottom, trauma to, loss or denial of, sexuality and sensuality. Old head on baby body: immature sexuality and emotions; vice versa: immature personality. Dismembered body: emo­tional or mental stress and breakdown; may be followed by emergence of new self.

The areas of our body are sometimes thought of as sense organs. This may seem strange but is very simple. Without language, communication would be difficult. So language en­ables us to sense what another being is communicating.

If we had been castrated or had a hysterectomy prior to adoles­cence, we would never develop sexually. Without that devel­opment we would not understand two kissing people; or what a mother was feeling when she held her baby. Out of the sex drive develops a whole world of feelings and tenderness which enables us to understand many things we see in the world. It is therefore important when reading the particular de­scriptions below to remember that each psychological area of our body gives us some insight into ourself and life around us, which is missing if the area is injured or traumatised. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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

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Each part of the body symbolizes something different. Fingers indicate blame or direction, arms stand for effective use of skills, and legs are grounding or support.

The nose reveals your instincts and level of honesty (being able to “smell out” a lie); the mouth indicates communicative ability or more metaphorically, tastes and preferences. Eyes represent your spiritual state (the window of the soul) and perspectives. Ears appear as a reminder to listen and hear, the abdomen has to do with birth, fertility, and nervousness (e.g., “having butterflies in your stomach”), and the back is an emblem of support or strength.... The Language of Dreams

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To dream of the upper part of the body links with the mind and the spiritual aspects of the character, while the lower part of the body represents the instincts and emotional aspects.

An adult’s head on an immature body, or a child’s head on an adult body is an indication that we need to recognize the differences between mature thought and emotion.

If there is conflict between the upper and lower part – for instance the lower half being bigger and the top half smaller – then it indicates that there is disharmony between the mental faculties and instinctive behaviour.

The right side or right 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Limbs in Body

1- Bones appearing in a dream usually indicate that we need to be aware that which we consider to be basic material. We need to ‘go back to basics’.

To dream of a dog eating a bone means we need to consider our basic instincts.

To dream of finding bones indicates that there is something essential we have not considered in a situation.

2- To dream of a full skeleton indicates that we need to reconsider the structure of our lives.

3- Bones are one of the integral parts of man. They often hold the key in terms of death and resurrection.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Bones appearing in a dream usually indicate that we need to be aware of fundamental material. We need to ‘go back to basics’.

To dream of a dog eating a bone means we need to consider our natural instincts.

To dream of finding bones indicates that there is something essential we have not considered in a situation. You might like to consult the entries for limbs in body as well as the entry for skeleton / skull.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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As with many other symbols of receptivity, a bowl represents ultimate feminine wisdom and instinctive feeling as well as fertility. It thus becomes a symbol of the great mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Because of its connection with instinctive feeling and intuition, a bowl can represent the ability to see the bigger picture. In ordinary life, scrying (technically, divining the future) uses the focus of intuition through the medium of a bowl of water. In dreams, such a bowl would indicate the possible development of clairvoyance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- To become aware of one’s own breathing in a dream indicates a deep connection with the process of life.

To be aware of someone else’s breathing indicates the need for empathy and understanding with that person.

2- Our own emotional state can very often have an effect on the rate at which we breathe which then becomes translated in dreams into, for instance, a panic attack.

To be breathing underwater is an instinctive return to the womblike state.

3- The Soul. Breath is the power of the Spirit and life giving power, without it we are nothing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Dreams of a building symbolize your body and/or your life.

If you are in the lower levels, then this represents your exploration of the foundational, primal, sexual and instinctual aspects of yourself.

If you are on the top of the building, then you are connected to your higher awareness, solutions, and spiritual realizations.

If you are half way up, then you are either feeling stuck in the middle or you are finding a balance between higher consciousness and mundane reality. Because the building represents your body or your life, the condition of the building is very telling.

If it is in ruins, then this shows you have a lot of work to do to get your life up to code.

If it is under construction, then you are in the midst of an inner renovation and transformation.

If the building is in pristine shape, then so is your body and your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as destructiveness, fear or anger (for example, a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognized as sexual passion or creative power. Slaying the bull indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts, and can also represent the sign of taurus in the zodiac.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dreams of a cage symbolize that you are feeling trapped, smothered, stuck, powerless and/or victimized. Perhaps you have a desire to break out, leave, fight or flee the situation you are in.

For a more precise understanding of this dream, identify who is jailed, who is the jailer, and the location of the key.

If you put a wild animal into a cage, this either represents that you are gaining mastery over your animal instincts or that you are suppressing them. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

also see Dream Dictionary: Prison

Dreaming of a cage most often represents some form of trap or prison. However, if the dream incorporates the dreamer ensnaring a wild animal, implies that we are locking up our primal instincts; that we need restraining.

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A cage can also represent a sense of entrapment in ourselves, in particular, with rigid beliefs about religion.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

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Material aspects: The cage normally represents a form of trap or jail.

To dream of caging a wild animal alerts us to our need to restrain our wilder instincts.

To dreamthat we are in a cage indicates a sense of frustration and perhaps of being trapped by the past.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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To dream that you are driving a car, symbolizes your ambition and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Consider how smooth or rough the car ride is - that suggests how easy or hard your path will be to your goals. Also consider whether you are driving the car or a passenger, because it represents whether you take an active or passive role in your life.

If you are a passenger, it can also mean your knowledge will earn you good fortune, especially if the car is expensive. Some more car dream meanings...

If you are in the backseat of the car, your dream indicates that you let others tell you what to do, possibly due to low self-confidence.

To dream that you are almost hit by a car, suggests that your lifestyle, beliefs or goals may be in conflict with another’s.

If the car hits you, you are in serious conflict with a rival who you should try to avoid.

If you dream of being in a car that breaks down, you won’t get as much pleasure out of something as you expect.

To dream of buying and/or driving a brand new car means that your happiness is on the rise. You are getting better at dealing with new things that life throws at you.

If you dream of a flying car, you will rise above your current troubles and achieve your goals.

To dream that your brakes failed, forewarns that you are lacking stability in your life. Things in your life are out of control. Also, be careful - any agreements or contracts that you involve yourself in at this time will prove risky.

To hear a car horn is a warning against taking risks.

A dream about a remote control car suggests you feel like the events of your life are out of your control.

To dream that your car is stolen, means that you are experiencing an identity crisis or you are suffering some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, you may feel that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did.

To dream of a car going in reverse suggests that you are feeling stuck. You’re having trouble growing up, or moving on to the next stage of your life. You may feel like you’re repeating old habits or mistakes.

To dream of jumping out of a moving car may symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task. It may also represent your instinct to leave a relationship or situation that is taking you in the wrong direction.

To see or dream that you are in a convertible, refers to your glamorous attitude. You are showing off your power and influence.

To dream of a rental car is very positive. You are trying out a new way of dealing with issues in your life, instead of falling into the same old patterns. Also see “Car Crash”, “Car Wash”, “Car Mechanic”, “Chauffeur”, “Driving”, “Driving Lessons”, “Headlights”, “License Plate”, “Parking Lot”, “Road Trip” and “Window Wipers”.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Opportunity; sense of fate.

The different suits depict different things. Hearts: emotions; relationships. Diamonds: riches; intellectual. Spades: one’s body; move­ment; sensuality. Clubs: instinctive drives such as fear, sex, hunger. Business card: identity or opponunity. Greetings card: hoping for news; thoughts about sender. See games. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of cave men or women represents the primitive and instinctual aspect of your character. You may have experienced a primal emotion lately, such as jealousy, fear or anger.... My Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

The condition and contents, as well as the odor, govern the significance of this dream.

A wine cellar portends marriage with a person of gambling instincts or ooe in a hazardous occupation.

A cellar well stored with foods, canned foods, fruits or vegetables, is an indication of success in business or love, or both.

A musty cellar indicates disappointment.

Being unable to get out of a cellar foretells that you will find yourself with difficulties of a serious nature.... The Complete Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of cheating symbolize a poverty consciousness, fears of being victimized and an unwillingness or inability to trust yourself.

If you are afraid someone will cheat you, listen to your instincts and recognize that the people in your life are mirrors of yourself. See Insider Trading.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Dreams of a claw symbolize that you are feeling protective, defensive and are attempting to set boundaries. You are in touch with your animal/survival instincts, and this dream is also giving you the message to release your fears and let go of a person or situation you are holding onto.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Often having the same significance as the circle, the compass can represent the source of life, or sometimes justice. Instinctively, compass directions suggest certain states of being such as north suggesting coldness and south suggesting warmth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities we need to use in waking life.

The qualities of the various animals need to be assimilated and integrated in order to progress; there are two potentials of further development.

If a half-animal, half-human is seen it shows that the dreamer’s basic instincts are beginning to be recognized and humanized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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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

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of being in a country village forecasts that you will be successful in achieving your goals.

A dream of being in the countryside (outdoors) symbolizes freedom, tranquility and renewal. It also suggests that you want to experience and express your feelings and instincts.

If you dreamed about a foreign country, look up your dream’s meaning under “Foreign.”... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Taking someone to court for a debt or a minor offence is a way of dealing through dreams with a perceived hurt or indiscretion.

A court such as a tennis or squash court suggests an acceptable way of acting out our competitive instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If a single cow, maternal instinct.

2. Herd of cows signifies paying too much attention to others.

3. Victim. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Often connected with fear of illness. Positive meaning: age-old instincts, and, in addition, hidden and rare wishes and fears. Now they can be more easily identified.

The way the crab is moving is important. You are not pursuing your goal in a straightforward line, but coming at it from the side. See Scorpion, Fish.

ASTROLOGY: A symbol of the emotions.

Folklore: The crab is considered a messenger that brings bad luck, illness, and death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a cricket symbolize wisdom, and that you are attuned to the wisdom and music of nature, your instincts, and the still small voice within you that guides you to the right people, places and things at the right time.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Crudeness suggests the rawness of emotion which has not yet been allowed proper expression. It also suggests instinct as opposed to intelligence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a dairyman represents knowledge, lawful earnings, guidance and instinct. (Also see Milk; Milking)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

This is the world of instincts and physical perceptions. As in Abyss, Cliff, Diving, we are talking here about delving into the unconscious. This image often points to the world of the feminine and is a warning that the male archetype is too dominant. Women, particularly, but men as well, will find their center and their own identity deep within themselves.

Social or economic decline. Fear of being destroyed. How did you descend? Where did you end up? Be clear about what you really want and where you can get the energy needed for the task.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Material aspects: In previous times, the figure of the devil was one to be feared and hated. Our wilder, more instinctive side will often appear in dreams as the conventional figure with horns and a tail. Once it is understood as something to be confronted, as something belonging to all of us, the devil loses its potency.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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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

My Dream Interpretation

A dream of a disc jockey suggests that you need to be more in tune with your instincts. It may also represent a need for more enjoyment in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a disease symbolize that you’ve been going against your grain, ignoring your instincts and indulging in fearful thoughts. You are venting out a negative influence that someone or something has had on you as you realize that your thoughts have a viral effect on everyone around you. This dream may be a message for you to take care of your health in order to avoid challenges that could arise from an imbalance.

If you are dealing with an actual disease, this dream could be helping you to heal or gain an insight into its remedy. See Disease, Sick and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Dreams of divining rods symbolize that you are trusting and following your instinct and intuition to lead you to the fulfillment of your hearts and soul’s desires. This dream also symbolizes that you are feeling the permission to follow your intuition. See Direction.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

A dream of a disc jockey suggests that you need to be more in tune with your instincts. It may also represent a need for more enjoyment in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The animalistic.

A symbol of instincts to be used and guided by conscience.

The dog may also appear as a guard to protect property and defend against attack. He may symbolize a true friend.

The dog is the closest creature that humans come to call “brother.” It may also represent part of the dreamer—for instance, the shadow.

The dog as a pet almost always points to our instinct or loss of instinct, particularly when it is a trained dog, which in this case does not imply cultivation, but rather the destruction of instincts.

The dog is also one who needs to inspect its environment, who looks for and finds information. In the Tarot the two images of “the Fool” and “the Dog” always appear together.

A vicious dog means envy and unscrupulousness. According to Jung, the dog is the undertaker who buries the Corpse.

The dog with its instincts is seen as aiding the process of dying and resurrection (like Anubis in ancient Egyptian mythology). According to Greek mythology, the dog from hell, Cerberus, stands on the border between life and death.

Also may point to fear of rejection—”dog” as an unattractive female.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals)

If belligerent or barking, this dream shows personal aggression and hostility.

Sleeping at your feet: Service, good friends, and gentle companions.

Good instincts. Dogs are believed to have a kind of second sight in judging people, or discerning spiritual presences (see Ghost).

Being bitten by a dog reveals quarrels between friends or family members.

Dreaming of a purebred dog, especially at a dog show, indicates a personal love of performance, possibly to the point of putting on airs.

Growling dogs warn of being surrounded by designing or unpleasant people.

A Cerberus (many-headed dog) counsels that you are trying to maintain too many loyalties, interests, or friends. When you spread yourself too thin, quality suffers.

Zoroastrian: Sagacity, vigilance, and fidelity. Consider how the dog is treated and where it’s seen for more interpretive value.

The afterlife: In Babylon, Greece, and Persia, dogs attended aspects of the great Goddess to the underworld where human souls slept, awaiting their next incarnation. This close affinity to death is why dogs are often credited with the ability to see spirits.

The ability to sniff out honesty and good character. In the Tarot, dogs sit at death’s gate to be sure the soul is properly prepared. Similarly, Egyptian mythology speaks of Anubis, the jackal-headed god, waiting in the underworld to judge newcomers with his nose. This is why the Egyptians packed their mummies in sweet spices!... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a dog in a dream: you will soon gain a new and faithful friend. Seeing a black dog: a friend is turning out to be dishonest. Seeing a red dog: you can’t rely on your friends. See Fox. Hearing dogs bark: you may quarrel with your neighbors or they may be bad-mouthing you. Being bitten by a dog is a sign of a bad conscience. Dogs fighting over a bone means a family fight about an inheritance. Being attacked by a dog: be careful, you are acting more from instinct than logic. See Poodle.

Depth Psychology: The dog is a symbol of animal appetites and instincts. Being led by a dog means: you are aware of your inner strength and live in harmony with it.

The “dog” in the dream will obey if we live in peace with our instincts.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreaming of this pretend baby represents budding maternal instincts and desires. This could also be about idealizing someone or yourself. You are attempting to live up to an impossible standard of perfection. See Stepford Wife.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In dreams the dolphin represents spiritual sensitivity and safety. They are known to be highly intelligent and to act instinctively in a supportive way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a dragonfly is to appreciate the need for freedom, but equally to recognise that freedom can be short-lived.

2- We may be pursuing a dream, but without anv real focus as to what we actually want out of life. Our reactions are instinctive rather than logical.

3- Though the dragonfly’s physical existence is short, it symbolises immortality and regeneration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be pursuing a dream, but without any real focus as to what we actually want out of life. Our reactions are instinctive rather than logical.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of drinking water from a fountain is a positive omen, meaning that you have the strength of character to solve all your current problems. Look within and trust your instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds)

Chattering: Deceitful conversations.

Flocking: Moving with a group mind toward a common goal.

In China and Japan, an emblem of conjugal joy, and a fortuitous omen for young couples.

Hie seasonal movement of these creatures speaks to us of learning to listen to our instincts for well-being and safety.

Possibly an alternative type of swimming dream.

What are the ducks doing and how safe do they appear in their habitat? If there is a hunter nearby, consider if you have likewise become a proverbial sitting duck for someone’s aim.

If so, then duck!... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about ears indicates that you should be more open to the help others offer you. You could be too dependent on your own ideas and instincts. You should accept the wisdom bestowed upon you. Also, this dream could indicate that you require more maturity and practice.

To dream that you are cleaning out your ears signifies that you are avoiding what those around you are telling you. You may not wish to hear what they are saying. This could be symbolic of ‘turning a deaf ear.’ To dream that you are enduring pain in your ear represents that you may hear some unwanted announcement.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Position

1- Specifically dreaming of the East indicates we are looking at the mysterious and religious side of ourselves. We link with instinctual belief as opposed to logical reasoning.

2- We may be looking towards new life or a new beginning (see Dawn).

3- The East in Spiritual terms suggests the spring, a time for hope and vouth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Specifically dreaming of the east indicates we are looking at the mysterious and religious side of ourselves. We link with instinctual belief as opposed to logical reasoning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Our instinctive attitude to sex often becomes apparent in dreams through the sexual act, and to ejaculate in a dream may be an effort to understand negative feelings. It could also simply be indicative of the need for release, and the satisfaction of sexual needs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about the number eleven represents instinct, transcendentalism, faith, and the ability to do anything you want. It represents the imagination you have within.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Being in nature. Points to the basics of life and longing for freedom and simplicity; if held captive, you are unable to live out your physical urges, your male instincts, your need to roam about.

The image of the elk is also connected to the sense of wide-open spaces that is usually expressing a longing for mental clarity and openness. As a mighty animal, the elk elicits awe about the nature of passion.

A symbol of self-development and redemption. Also masculine power and superpower. In myth, it corresponds to the “Huhertus Elk,” a white elk with a cross between his antlers.

To see him is considered a sign of special grace.

Folklore: Erotic meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

This represents our basic motivation our instinctive drives and possibly the sexual impulse.

If the engine is not working properly we are not able to summon up enough energy to go on.

If the starter motor is not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project. It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Also consult the individual entry for engine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

A dream about a giant eye means the dreamer may have strong psychic powers.

To dream that you have a third eye, symbolizes inner vision and insight. You need to start looking within yourself for the answers to the problems that challenge you. Strange or disembodied eyes in a dream foretell that positive events are soon to come.

To dream that your eyes are closed suggests your refusal to see the truth about something. This dream can also mean that you are avoiding intimacy. You may be expressing feelings of hurt, pain or sympathy.

To injure your eyes, get something in them, or be otherwise worried about them is a warning that someone is trying to trick you.

If the main feature of your dream was the beauty of the eyes, the meaning is that you can count on the sincere love of those who matter to you. Crossed eyes are a lucky omen for money matters. Red eyes or squinting eyes are a warning against an unwise love affair.

To see animal eyes, especially in the darkness, are a sign of hidden rivalry or jealousy in your close social circle. Blue or light eyes mean a new friendship, and dark eyes symbolize a new love affair. Yellow eyes mean you need to pay close attention to your instincts. Someone in your friendship circle may not be trustworthy.

To dream of having a black eye symbolizes your refusal to see the truth about something. You may be experiencing emotional pain, possibly related to a romantic situation. Also see “Blind” and “Optician”... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

Falling dreams are very common and often happen when we’ve started something new, like a year of school or a job. Falling a long height and landing safely in a dream means you should trust your instincts to safely lead you out of difficulty.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Turning toward nature, as in Field, Ear (of corn), Farmer.

The “innate” side of the dreamer (the instinctive urges). Acceptance and integration of instinctive urges, material success, grounding, and health.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a farm represent how well you care for your basic needs, animal instincts, and your level of attunement to the seasons and cycles of life. Your dream is telling you to get grounded, because you reap what you sew. Dreams of a farmer represent the simple, no-nonsense aspect of you that lives close to nature and has his/her feet on the ground.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about fasting is often a hint that you are going through a health crisis.

The dream suggests that you be sexually moderate.

Depth Psychology: Fasting can also indicate that you are trying to “cleanse” your character (from greed, impulses, instincts, and unrealistic hopes).

The dream may also indicate an actual illness.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of fish connects with the emotional side of ourselves, but more our ability to be wise without being strategic. We can often simply respond instinctively to what is going on, without needing to analyse it.

2- The Collective Unconscious as Jung has called it - that part of life everyone shares, the common experience, awareness and knowledge which we all have is becoming available to us.

3- Fish signify temporal and spiritual power. When pictured as two fish swimming in opposite directions, it is recognised as the sign of Pisces.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of fish connects with the emotional side of ourselves, but more our ability to be wise without being strategic. We can often simply respond instinctively to what is going on, without needing to analyze it.

The salmon symbolizes wisdom; a cooked fish is a completed task and other fish represent prosperity.

The fin of a fish signifies positive movement and ‘going with the flow’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Flies arc always associated with something nasty, which docs not allow for the fact that they also devour rotten material. So to dream of flies is to be aware that we have certain negative aspects of our lives which need dealing with.

To dream of a swarm of flies is to dream of the sort of purposeful behaviour which occurs when there arc large numbers of insects. Where one insect may appear to be moving aimlessly, large numbers do not. Often we can only succeed in changing matters by group behaviour.

2- Insects of anv sort usually link us to primal instinctive behaviour, that of survival against all odds. Whatever threatens us docs so on a very basic level, and we may have no defences, except those of our own nature.

3- Some form of spiritual contamination may have taken place. Hopefully it can be dealt with easily, and steps can then be taken to keep it away.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Basic instincts under stress (as in “fight or flight” re­sponse).

2. A desire to run away or distance self from a problem or difficulty. ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘The group I followed on the underground got off. I followed them.

An elderly woman friend told me they were going home, not to my destination’ (Debbie T).

To follow is to be influenced by, have an attraction to; pursue, seek something; look for. Debbie processed her dream and realised she was following old habits—the friend—which weren’t taking her where she wanted. Nearly always suggests we are being led by an attitude, hope or habit, and not con­sciously assessing present needs. Following animal: led by basic drives, intuition or instinct. Following opposite sex: led by desire for satisfaction in love. Being followed: taking the initiative; a continued sense of hope; doom, hunch, instinct; pursued by memory, pain, guilt, ambition. Followed by oppo­site sex, memories of old love. Followed by animal: see chased. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Tree.

A frequent dream symbol of the unconscious. Walking the forbidden path in the forest might cause us to be swallowed up and swept away by drives and instincts.

The forest is a scary, potentially dangerous place where mysterious beings roam. It is also a place of transition (in Dante’s Divine Comedy, for instance, a forest is found in front of the gates of Inferno, as well as at the end of Purgatorio and at the beginning of Paradiso). On the other hand, this symbol indicates the attempt to make contact with the unconscious. See also Hiding Place.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals by type, Field, Trees)

Obscureness (e.g., “not seeing the forest for the trees”).

Dark and filled with animals: Personal instincts and drives, reflected in the type of animals or their activities.

Freudian: An emblem of the vaginal region (more specifically, bushes).

A sacred space.

The first temples to the ancient gods and goddesses were groves of trees, often those that formed a natural protective circle in which to worship.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a forest signify that you are discovering unexplored regions of your psyche, your hidden power, animal instincts, magic and enchantment. Dreaming of being in the forest can also represent that you are in the thick of the details of your life and being unable to see the forest for the trees.

A forest also represents that you are moving through a rite of passage, testing your wits and resourcefulness in order for a great transformation to occur. Consider the feeling tone to discern this dreams message.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A lover or lecherous person, a sexy female. Great instincts. Clever, cunning, calculating, and smart.

The fox is considered our soul guide and companion on our life’s journey. It points to our childhood.

A rabid fox means uncontrollable instincts.

According to the 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus, bad reputation.

According to early Christian view, the fox is the devil.

According to Jung, a “foxy,” cunning old man.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Like many other red-coated animals, the fox is a symbol of deception.

Vision: Seeing a fox (or several): you are suspicious of your friends.

A running fox: be careful, somebody wants to trick you.

A tame fox: pay attention, a false friend wants to do you in. Catching a fox: you are going to uncover a secret plot. Participating in a fox hunt: you are outmaneuvering a woman. Or is it the other way around?

Depth Psychology: In men’s dreams, the fox is usually a symbol of sexual cravings, intelligence, cunning, and instinctive behavior, but it is also deceitful. Does someone have it in for you?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about a fox indicates intelligence and ingenuity. You should pay more attention to your instincts and wisdom when dealing with issues. You may need to hide your feelings to protect yourself. This dream may also represents a time when you felt lonely. This is an ideal time to think about your life, such as where you’ve been, and where you’re going.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

A dream featuring fur represents prosperity and good luck in money matters.

The dream may also be symbolic of your animalistic and instinctual nature.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Honors, wealth and prosperity.

2. Animal instincts, often sexual.

3. Luxury and sensuality. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Prison

1- The cage normally represents some form of trap or jail.

To dream of caging a wild animal alerts us to our need to restrain our wilder instincts.

To dream that we are in a cage indicates a sense of frustration and perhaps of being trapped by the past.

2- We arc being warned that we are enforcing too much restraint on our hidden abilities. We could be allowing others to hold us back in some way.

3- We should examine, and reconsidcr our negative images of religion or belief.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about a German Shepherd indicates your instincts to guard the ones you love. You cannot afford to doubt yourself or give up control.

To dream that you are training a German Shepherd indicates that you are willing to listen to new thoughts and concepts or that you are easily convinced. You could be seeking some assurance from others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a giant: if you can make friends with the people you hope will help, a major business transaction will succeed.

If the giant is your friend: you are going to be very successful.

If the giant is threatening you: in the end a risky transaction will fall through. See Tall, Big.

Depth Psychology: The giant, considered a symbol of male sexuality, is warning you to beware of uncontrolled instincts. Sometimes the dream is a sign of superiority (if you are the giant) or of inferiority (if someone else is the giant). This is a very important dream and should be analyzed further! See Gnome.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When gnomes or goblins appear in dreams we are linking with the inherent powers of nature and perhaps the personalization of parts of our own psyche.

The hidden instinctive aspect is seen in the gnome and the well-buried malicious persona in the goblin. We perhaps should look at how our actions are affecting others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of scoring a goal may indicate that we have set ourselves external targets. In achieving those targets we may also recognise that the goals which we have set ourselves in life are either short or long term and we may need to adjust them in some way.

To miss a goal indicates that we have not taken all the circumstances within a situation into account and need, perhaps, to reassess our abilities to achieve.

2- To set life goals or to be conscious of doing this in a dream indicates that we are in touch with our own internal sense of our ability to achieve.

The external is often a reflection of the internal and goals can indicate that we instinctively know how much, and what, we are capable of doing.

3- Our spiritual aspirations are being highlighted.

If we are aware of our goal, then we can make terrific inroads towards attainment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To set life goals – or to be conscious of doing this in a dream – indicates that we are in touch with our own internal sense of our ability to achieve.

The external is often a reflection of the internal, and goals can indicate that we instinctively know how much – and what – we are capable of doing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you see a gorilla indicates that you could be a bit rambunctious. You may be making up for your firm and unyielding demeanor in your waking life. This dream may also indicate your primitive instincts, your outgoing adventurousness, or some sexual energy that needs an outlet.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of groaning signify that your animal instincts are surfacing, and you are unable to contain your feelings, whether they be those of pleasure or pain. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A grotto, as a wet. mossy, and lush environment, may be the setting of a mystical dream expenence where nature’s dark mysteries may be explored. It may contain the pnmordial powers that relate to your more instinctive nature.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about the ground and soil represent having a solid foundation for life, in terms of your own inner strength, and your support system of friends and family.

A dream that strongly features the ground tells you that you need to approach your goals with practicality, but also let your instincts help guide you.

If you dreamed of lying on the ground, you are being warned against getting drawn into activities you can’t afford, or that will harm your reputation. Sometimes, a dream about the ground can refer to being grounded. Perhaps you are feeling restricted by your parents, or controlled by other authority figures in some aspect of your life. Also see “Digging.”... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a groundhog symbolizes that you already know the right answer to the question that’s been on your mind. Follow your instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When guilt arises in dreams it is usually because our instincts tell us that we have not been true to our own principles of truth and integrity. When we have done something that may result in us being judged, or committed some minor misdemeanour, in waking life we will experience guilt in dreams. You might also like to consult the entry for judge / judgement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Longing to be free—and responsibility-free.

2. Expression of secret thieving instincts. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A message is being conveyed to the wearer alone.

2. A need or desire to focus, to exclude other diversions.

3. Feeling and intuition, being in tune with one’s instincts. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The instinctive self.

A guide.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of any animal that is helpful to you in the dream is your subconscious telling you to trust your instincts and intuition.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To hex someone is to unduly influence a person or result. Usually this has negative connotations so to dream of having a hex put on us will signify an instinctive dislike of someone, which may or may not be reciprocated.

If we are performing such an action in dreams we probably need to take a long hard look at our motivation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of your hip reflects your ability to sway with the current trends of life and your ability to be hip to changes. Your hip is in your second chakra, your life force, which represents the need to check in with your gut instinct about a decision you have to make.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a horse and a rider, or riding yourself: taking the reins firmly in your hands and remaining steady will bring a project to a successful conclusion. Falling off a horse: let go of a project you had planned—it is guaranteed to crash. Seeing a horse in the pasture: you want more freedom and independence.

A horse pulling a wagon: you have to depend on another people and would love to free yourself. Many horses in a pasture: you are regaining your independence or planning on working for yourself.

A restless, bucking horse: you overcame great difficulties and will be rewarded with lasting success. Leading a horse in a halter: take time and evaluate an important decision you are about to make for your future. Then move slowly but with determination toward success. Looking at a foal: expect a very happy event to take place soon.

A white horse in a dream heightens the meaning of the positive symbols, a black horse adds to the negative symbols. See Racetrack.

Depth Psychology: The horse is a sign of intensified cravings, sexual needs, and passions rising to the surface—the more wild the horse in the dream, the stronger these energies.

A rider on the horse means your urges are governed by your intellect.

A calm horse: you have reined in and are controlling your physical urges.

A black horse means death or separation.

A white horse, most of all, has spiritual meaning, but it also stands for ambitious goals, intellectual strength, and the ability to create. Holding tighdy to the reins: you are allowing the above- mentioned energies to come to the fore.

A stallion is a sign of masculinity, potency, strength, and aggression; a mare of femininity, gendencss, and the need for harmony in life also fertility. Pegasus, the winged horse, is a symbol of your imagination and a sign that you have transformed your instincts and urges into creative energies. See .Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

An imp appearing in a dream usually foretells disorder and difficulty.

The imp often has the same significance as the Devil (See Devil) in its aspect of tormenting one, of creating difficulty and harm within one’s life.

The imp can represent the uncontrolled negative part of ourselves, that part that instinctively creates chaos and takes great joy in doing so. It is perhaps an aspect of loss of control.

The Devil as the Tempter can appear in dreams as an imp, or as a manifestation of a particularly irritating type.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The imp can represent the uncontrolled negative part of ourselves, that part that instinctively creates chaos and takes great joy in doing so. It is perhaps an aspect of loss of control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Insects in dreams can reflect the feeling that something is irritating or bugging us. It may also indicate our feeling of insignificance and powerlessness. It will depend on the particular insect in the dream as to the interpretation. Thus, a wasp might indicate danger, whereas a beetle could mean either dirt or protection.

Psychologically, insects can represent feelings we would rather do without. This could be something niggling at our consciences, or guilt. Insects tend to signify negative feelings.

3- Psychically insects can appear in dreams as some kind of threat.

This is one reason why they are often used in psychological thrillers and science fiction. More positively, insects can appear in dreams as reminders of instinctive behaviour.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being surrounded by insects means unpleasant and irritating people or events ahead. Are there spiders among the insects you see? Be very, very careful: somebody is spying on you from a distance. Looking at insects: some annoying person is bothering you with empty gossip. Being bitten by a large insect: you need to deal with a loss; or your soul— because of either future or past experiences—is reacting by bringing on an illness.

Depth Psychology: Seemingly insignificant events turn out to be more important than you thought. Guilt feelings or a bad conscience is bothering you. See Bee, Fly, Spider.

The insect represents instinctive actions and conduct. Whether your actions are beneficial or harmful can be determined bv look- ing at the rest of the dream images.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychically, insects can appear in dreams as some kind of threat. This is one reason why they are often used in psychological thrillers and science fiction. Some form of spiritual ‘infection’ may have taken place. Fleas are symbolic of the type of disruption that is likely to hurt, rather than destroy, such as gossip.

A mantis represents deviousness, particularly of a spiritual kind. It is that trickster part of us that can create problems when things are effectively working out for us; it is that aspect of our personality which perhaps preys on the other parts and will not take its place within our overall integration. More positively, insects such as ants can appear in dreams as reminders of instinctive behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Insects tend to signify negative feelings and link us to primal instinctive behaviour, that of survival against all odds. In dreams, we often translate a quality or a situation we are struggling with into an object such as an insect; psychologically, insects can represent feelings we would rather do without. This could be something niggling at our consciences, or guilt. We may additionally be aware that we are not being treated properly and that people who should be our friends are not being fair.

To be aware of a predatory insect such as a mantis may indicate that we are conscious of trickery around us. Whatever threatens us does so on a very basic level, and we may have no defences, except those of our own nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol of ability and cooperation of diverse interests, which points to intellectual energies.

To agree with others or with the different sides within yourself. Herd instincts, as in Uniform.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being a jockey on a horse: you are a person who takes great risks and loves nothing better than to win every “competition in life”—or you would like to have others depend on you. See Horse Racing.

Depth Psychology: The jockey stands for the ability’ to use your instincts and vitality (your own and those of others) and to translate them into success—whether for vour benefit or harm will depend on the rest of the dream images. See Horse. Judge

Vision: Seeing a judge: don’t be so anxious—speak with care and deliberation.

If you are the judge: consider a decision carefully before you act. Dealing with a judge in an official matter: you will soon get a “just reward” for bad conduct. See Court, Lawyer.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a jockey represent harnessing and focusing the energy, power and passion of your animal instincts toward a particular goal. Also, because jockeys are usually horizontally challenged, they can represent your inner child and your childhood dreams. See Goddess Artemis and Short.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The image of a journey is a very- potent one in dream work. Anytime the idea of a journey becomes apparent, it is to do with the way that we carry on our everyday lives and how we move forward. Every step that we take towards understanding ourselves and the world we live in can be pictured in terms of a journey; and the dreams that a person has reflect that movement. In our ordinary everyday- speech we use idioms to suggest our understanding. We speak of the ups and downs of life, of being at a standstill and so on. Each moment is totally unique, and thai uniqueness is reflected in our dreams. Mostly dreams arc about the here and now and give a snapshot picture as to what is happening at this particular moment.

The images will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or mav be.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognisable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

Any sense of having completed a journey - arriving home, touching down and so on indicates the successful completion of our aims. Collisions represent arguments and conflicts which arc often caused by our own aggression.

A difficult journey now behind us means we have come through the difficulties and setbacks of the past.

The obstacles ahead indicates we are aware of the difficulties which may occur.

We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible. Turning a corner shows we have accepted the need for a change of direction. We may have made a major decision. Avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses. Stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive. At a standstill/in a traffic jam indicates we arc being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Departing (departures from airports, stations, etc.) Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new- beginning. We are leaving the old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in outlives leaves us, wc may dream of departures and the grief’ that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives.

The destination, when it becomes apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have our inner motivation may be totally- different to our outer behaviour and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.

The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way. It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.

Driving The whole of the symbolism of driving in dreams is particularly obvious. It represents our basic urges, wants and needs.

If we are driving we arc in control.

If we are not happy when someone else is driving we may not trust that person and may not wish to be dependent on them. When someone else takes over, we are becoming passive.

If we are overtaking the car in front, we are achieving success, but perhaps in a competitive manner. When we are overtaken, we may feel someone else has got the better of us. Once again the way we are in everyday life is reflected in the dream. Our drives, aggressions, fears and doubts arc all reflected in our driving.

Engine This represents the sexual impulse or instinctive drives, one’s basic motivation.

Passenger It will depend if we are a passenger in a vehicle or are carrying passengers.

If the former, we may feel that we are being carried along by circumstances, and have not really thought out our own way forward.

If the latter, we may have know- ingly or inadvertently made ourselves responsible for other people. Travelling with one other passenger suggests we may be considering our relationship with that person.

Road The road in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as each individual vehicle demonstrates the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path. Any turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted il may be a period of lime, or may mean an efTort. Going uphill will suggest extra effort while going downhill will suggest lack of conlrol. Traffic accidents and offences These may all be to do with sexuality or self image; perhaps we are not being careful to ensure that our conduct is good.

A collision might suggest a conflict with someone. Road rage would signify not being in control of our emolions and so on.

2- The type of transport may- suggest how we are moving through this particular stage of our lives. Previously the horse was used as an image to depict how we dealt with life. Nowadays the car, the aeroplane and so on have been substituted.

The vehicle which appears in our dreams often conforms with the view we hold of ourselves.

For instance, we may be driving a very basic type of car or a Rolls Roycc (One dreamer described an image he had as a Rolls Rovce that thinks it’s a Mini’). Such an image may represent either our physical body or our personality.

If the dreamer is driving he perhaps feels more in control of his own destinv.

If he is a passenger he may feel others are trying to control his life.

If he is with friends he may be aware of a group goal.

If he does not know the other people he may need to explore his ability to make social relationships. Aeroplane (also see individual entry) An aeroplane suggests a swift easy journey with some attention to detail. We may be embarking on a new sexual relationship.

An airman or pilot This is a romanticised picturc of either the Animus or of the Self (see Inhvdiu tion). Bicycling This suggests youth and freedom, and perhaps the first stirrings of sexual awareness. Boats (and sea voyages) It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream.

A small rowing boat would suggest an emotional journey but one done alone.

A yacht might suggest a similar journey clone with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new- horizons but in the company of others. What the boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.g. running aground, pulling into harbour etc. Making a long journey This suggests leaving friends and family as would running away to sea.

Disembarking The end of a project, successful or otherwise. Missing the boat We have not paid enough attention to detail in a project in our waking lives. Any narrow waterway or river suggests the birth experience. Ship A ship is usually taken as feminine because of its capricious- ness. Ferry, rowboat This holds all the symbolism of the journey across the River Styx after death. It is the giving up of selfish desires.

After this we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of life. Bus (also see individual entry) A bus journey is that part of our lives where we are conscious of the need to travel and to be with other people. We perhaps have a common aim with them. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection We arc not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue our lives. Getting on the wrong bus, going the wrong way There are conflicting desires and we need to listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action. Not being able to pay the fare We do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid attention to detail.

Car (carriage, cart, chariot) (also see individual entries) The car is a reflection of the dreamer and how he or she handles life. It reflects the physical body, so anything wrong with the car will alert us to a problem.

For instance if the engine is not working properly we are not able to get up enough energy to go 011. If the starting motor was not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project. It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Even in everyday life it can be seen that a car is a reflection of a person’s self image and possibly sexuality. Any part of the car will have significance.

The back tyres might suggest the dreamer’s support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Lorry A lorry in a dream will have the same significance as a car. except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general.

Motorbike, motorcycle The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an image of independent behaviour, and is often a symbol for the sexual act. It can also be a symbol of freedom.

A Hell’s Angel would suggest some kind of anarchical behaviour. Trains A train will often highlight the dreamer’s attitude to social behaviour and relationships with other people. It will also clarify his attitude to himself.

A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be outdated and obsolete, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have successfully been able to have outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal. Missing the train We do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way either bccause we have forgotten something, or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train alternating with those of catching one shows we are trying to sort out our motivation. Getting off the train before its destination We are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. This can also signify premature ejaculation. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts The dreamer has changed his mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we arc going. Recognising the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.

The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.

For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.

Walk If in our dreams we are aware of having to walk, it usually suggests that we are capable of making a part of our life journey by ourselves without any help. Going for a walk We can enjoy the process of recharging our batteries and clearing our minds.

3- The image of a journey becomes more apparent as time goes on and death approaches. We become more aware of reaching our final destination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a kennel represent that you are in a holding pattern, feeling helpless as you await rescue. Perhaps you are feeling trapped against your will because you’ve allowed your animal instincts to be bound and suppressed.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

This is symbolic of destroying the energy derived from the instincts. It is trying to eradicate the very raw power of basic behaviour. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control our instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a lava lamp suggests confused emotions. Your instincts will guide you, but you must learn to listen to your heart. Don’t be distracted by the opinions of others.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Buying or selling leather: you are firmly grounded in reality and have a clear mind. Making something out of leather: a secret wish will come true, because you have worked hard for it.

Depth Psychology: Leather is a symbol of your determination and patience. But since it is an animal product, it also indicates your more “animalistic instincts,” urges, appetites, and the like. See Cow, Pig.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of leather are symbolic of instinctive, primitive feelings and that you are bringing out your untamed inner animal.

If you are wearing leather, then this represents connection to your wild side that you are feeling sexy, tough and strong.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality that we try to suppress. It is, however, more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside, and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes.

The left side is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.

The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Any conflict between right and left indicates the differences between logic and intuition. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a lemonade stand are symbolic of entrepreneurial instincts. This dream reflects your childlike ability to turn tragedy into triumph.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a leopard symbolize a protective, defensive, ruthless mothering instinct.

The leopard’s spots represent eyes, and that you are being vigilant and watchful. See Cat.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of a lifeguard, this indicates you do not completely trust your own instincts. You want some help coming up with the answer to a personal problem. This dream can also symbolize the need for protection or nurturing in one’s life.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

A dream featuring very bright light means you will solve a problem by learning to look at it in a new way. It is a sign that you should trust your instincts.

To dream of turning on lights foretells an unexpected reward for a past kindness.

To turn out lights suggests that you will have a holiday or a well earned rest.

A dream of red lamps is a warning of danger due to uncontrolled passion or temper.

To dream of flickering or flashing lights suggests that something is preventing you from solving a current relationship or family problem - it could be your own emotions or preconceptions that are getting in the way. Try to cool down and look at the situation in “a clearer light.” Also see “Neon Lights”... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.

If we are struggling with the lion there should be a successful development as long as we are not overpowered, or the lion killed.

A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of our personality has slipped out of alignment, putting both us and our surroundings at risk.

A lion lying with a lamb shows there is a union, or compatibility of opposites; instinct and spirit going hand in hand.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of a litter of kittens, puppies or other infant animals, then this represents the abundant wisdom of your most vulnerable, animal aspect and instinct.

If you dream of garbage being littered, then this is about carelessness, disregard for others, procrastination. See Garbage.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing an animal herd: be happy, your finances will improve. Selling animals at a livestock auction: you thought you were particularly smart, but others will outbid you by a mile! Negotiating with a livestock dealer: watch out—you are being “taken for ride”! See Cow, Stall.

Depth Psychology: An animal represents instinctive urges.

The livestock dealer and the auction point to sly and foxy people. Either someone wants to “put something over” on you or vice versa.

The other symbols in the dream are important. See .Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Feelings of loss or injury.

2. Basic, primal instincts.

3. Vi­sion, creativity and creative energy.

4. Genitalia. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a lizard or any reptile represent that you are in touch with your primitive survival instincts, and your ability to change and shed your skin in order to stay alive. In some cultures, especially in West Africa, the mythology speaks of reptiles taking, fetching or stealing fire from the sun, which means that you might feel that your energy is being drained or disempowerd by a person or situation in your life. See Snake and Chakras-1st and 2nd.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one­track’ thinking. Also consult the entry for reptiles in this section.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

If this dream is about the material girl pop-star, then you are tapping into your rebellious creativity and transforming/reinventing yourself.

If your dream is of the Virgin Mary, then this signifies your connection to the divine mother, your feminine power, and the purest and most powerful aspect of your maternal instincts. See Goddess.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a mare or several mares signifies your instinct and perception.

To see a white mare in your dream represents ambition, inventiveness, and intensity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A magical water spirit who has much in common with the spirits of the forest, but who lures young men into the depths, where they drown.

The dreamer will recognize in the mermaid his desire for and fear of the feminine. Also addressed is a man s desire to identify with femininity and his fear of doing so.

The water spirit mermaid is enticing men to follow her into her kingdom, where, “under a glittering surface, are hidden inexplorable depths,” according to C. G. Jung, who saw the realm of the water spirits as a symbol of the unconscious. So the mermaid is a symbol of life and inner maturity, a spirit who “walks” along boundaries. Young men dream about mermaids when they reach manhood; young girls, when they become women. In another sense, the mermaid is without a soul and therefore is after the soul of humans. According to Jung, the water spirit is at the instinctual stage, the pre-stage of the feminine being, or anima.

Also, the mermaid is a being in need of liberation: since she lives in water, she is drowning in her emotions—and she has no sexual organs.

Male water spirits seldom appear in dreams. (They are usually cruel, ugly, old, and comparable to goblins.)... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The mermaid and merman symbolize the ability to integrate the spiritual aspects of the personality with the emotional. In being part fish and part human, they also symbolize the evolutionary journey from pure instinct to wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreams themselves were, and still are, considered to be messages from the gods or spiritual realms. As such, they require careful interpretation; images of letters, parcels, emails and other technology can all signify messages from the unconscious or instinctive realms.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Instinct; Nature; Profits) In a dream, milk represents nature, instinct, or easy and lawful money. However, curdled milk in a dream represents unlawful money.

If a man or a woman discover that they are carrying milk in their breast in a dream, it means building of one’s savings.

If a man sees milk flowing from his breast in a dream, it means wealth, prosperity and that new opportunities will rise from every direction. Woman’s milk in a dream means recovering from an illness.

If a woman sees herselfcarrying milk in her breast in a dream, when in reality she does not have it, it means that she will breast feed a new born.

If a woman sees herself breast-feeding a baby, a man, or another woman in her dream, it means that the source of earnings will be hampered or restricted to both the suckling person and to the one who is breast-feeding him. Hiring a wetnurse to breast-feed one’s child in a dream means raising a child to be like his father, or to have the character of one’s father. Sucking milk from a woman’s breast in a dream also means prosperity and profits. Drinking the milk ofa horse in a dream means receiving love and affection from someone in authority and earning benefits from such a relationship. Drinking the milk of a mare in a dream means a meeting with a ruler. In general, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or sheep’s milk in a dream represent lawful earnings. Milking in a dream means craftiness and cunning, or it could mean prosperity. Milking an Arabian shecamel in a dream means working in an Arab country. Milking an Asian Bactrian camel in a dream means working in another country. Ifblood comes out of the glands of a she-camel instead of milk in a dream, it means deviation from God’s path, or it could represent a tyranny. Ifa venom flows from one’s glands instead of milk in the dream, it means earning unlawful money.

If a merchant, or a business man milks any milk producing animal in a dream, it means profits. Sucking the gland of a pregnant she-camel, one, two, or three times in a dream means steadfastness in one’s religion, performing one’s obligatory prayers, distributing charity, acquiring knowledge and wisdom. Milking a camel and drinking its milk in a dream also means marriage to a pious and a chaste woman.

If one is already married, then it means that his wife will beget a blessed son. I[ a poor person sees himself milking a cow and drinking its milk in a dream, it means that he will earn enough money to satisfy his basic needs. Drinking sheep’s milk, or goat’s milk in a dream means profits, happiness, comfort and joy. Lioness milk in a dream also means money or conquering one’s enemy, or justly opposing the ruler of the country.

The milk of an eagle in a dream means power and victory. Tiger’s milk in a dream means avowing one’s enmity toward someone. Drinking the milk ofajackal or a wolf in a dream means paying a fine, extreme fear, suffering losses, or lack of determination, or it could mean presiding over people and skillfully defrauding them of their wealth. Drinking swine’s milk in a dream means changes in one’s state, altering one’s mind and focus. However, drinking a little of it in a dream may mean acquiring lawful earnings, though drinking a lot of it in the dream could mean receiving unlawful money. Drinking bitch’s milk in a dream means feebleness of mind, or senility, or it could represent money earned from an unjust person, or it could mean presiding over one’s local community, or becoming the governor of the town. Drinking the milk of any beasts in a dream represents doubt about one’s religion. Drinking zebra’s milk in a dream also means an illness. Drinking the milk of a deer or a gazelle in a dream represents small earnings.

The milk of non-milk producing animals or birds in a dream means that one’s wish will come true.

The milk of predatory animals and stingers in a dream means making peace with one’s enemy. Drinking snake’s milk in a dream means performing a deed that is pleasing to God Almighty, rejoicing, or escaping from a calamity.

The milk of a fox in a dream denotes a passing illness which will be followed by borrowing a small amount of money, or it could mean recovering from an illness. Drinking donkey’s milk in a dream also represents an illness, while drinking the milk of a she-ass in a dream means profits. eat’s milk in a dream represents an illness, experiencing life’s adversities, or it could denote generosity. Seeing.milk spilled on the ground in a dream means corruption, tyranny and blood-shed on earth that will equal the amount of the spilled milk. Sheep’s milk in a dream means honest earnings. Cow’s milk also means wealth.

A mule’s milk in a dream means financial straits, adversities and horror.

The milk of a sable in a dream means an illness or fear. Pouring milk into the drain or wasting it in a dream means losing money, or it could mean longevity, pregnancy, knowledge, or a scandal that will expose one’s private life. Curdled milk in a dream means distress. Rabbit’s milk and horse’s milk in a dream means having a righteous name, or giving a righteous name to one’s newborn. Human milk in a dream represents a trust one should not waste or give to other than its rightful owner.

The milk of an unknown animal in a dream means energy and strength for a sick person, release from prison, illegal seizure of property, or extortion and blackmailing. (Also see Breast-feeding; Colostrum; Dairyman; Milking)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

One has a dangerous instinct buried deep in one’s soul. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The minotaur is a mythical beast – half man and half bull – that was trapped within the first labyrinth created. Spiritually, it is symbolic of man’s instinctive urges overcome by sheer bravery.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: As a recognizable fabulous beast, viewed from a practical perspective, the overcoming of the minotaur denotes the solving of problems in a well thought and logical manner (mind against instinct).... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

The lunar, feminine, water aspect of the Universe.

An influence that causes odd behavior, such as the full moon or a blue moon are purported to do.

If being covered by a cloud, a type of eclipse dream.

Each phase of the moon has slightly different associations.

The waxing crescent symbolizes new beginnings and growth.

A full moon indicates maturity, especially of a more maternal disposition, and a waning moon is the emblem of decline and old age. Note, however, that your ways of thinking can be metaphorically old without physical age.

Howling at the moon: A release of animal instincts and energies. Also possibly a sign of a superstitious person.

Something that is rare, and should be enjoyed while it lasts (e.g., “once in a blue moon”).... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

The moon represents the feminine and the spiritual self. How the moon appears to you in your dream suggests how close or distant you are from your inner feelings.

For example, seeing a full moon means that you are closely in touch with your instincts and inner emotions.

To see a sliver of moon represents new beginnings.

If you dream of the moon being another color, especially a red moon, this symbolizes disappointments in love. Someone close may not be as truthful or loyal as they have been pretending.

If you dream of a lunar eclipse, this signifies that your feminine side is being overshadowed. It may also foretell the illness of someone near you. Also see “Moonlight”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

A dream featuring bright moonlight means you will solve a problem by learning to look at it in a new way. It is a sign that you should trust your instincts.

If you dream of being bathed in moonlight, this is a positive omen. You are closely in touch with your emotions and instincts. However, if someone you know was touched by the moonlight in your dream, this person may not be as truthful or loyal as they have been pretending.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a music store suggests that you need to be more in tune with your instincts. Learn to pause before you speak or act, so you can think about what really is the best thing to do in this situation.

If you couldn’t find what you were looking for in the music store, this foretells arguments.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are naked, foretells scandal and unwise engagements.

To see others naked, foretells that you will be tempted by designing persons to leave the path of duty. Sickness will be no small factor against your success.

To dream that you suddenly discover your nudity, and are trying to conceal it, denotes that you have sought illicit pleasure contrary to your noblest instincts and are desirous of abandoning those desires.

For a young woman to dream that she admires her nudity, foretells that she will win, but not hold honest men’s regard. She will win fortune by her charms.

If she thinks herself ill-formed, her reputation will be sullied by scandal.

If she dreams of swimming in clear water naked, she will enjoy illicit loves, but nature will revenge herself by sickness, or loss of charms.

If she sees naked men swimming in clear water, she will have many admirers.

If the water is muddy, a jealous admirer will cause ill-natured gossip about her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see a Native American in your dream, represents the instinctual and untamed aspect of your character. You desire more freedom from cultural and societal restraints.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: A native person may represent emotions and instincts that have remained free and unfettered by civilization, often secret sexual desires that you are unable to live out. Accept these hidden desires in the same way you accept the more “noble” ones!... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A need or desire to commune with nature.

2. A desire for “wildness,” to lose some of the constraints of society.

3. A mes­sage from baser instincts or intuition, usually about social situa­tions.

4. Regarding behavioral traits, emotional turmoil will be lifted (as in “good-natured”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of nature symbolizes independence, serenity, restoration, and rebirth. It stands for practiced and articulated internal instincts. You are very much in touch with your inner self.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The nest symbolises safety and perhaps home life. We may be emotionally dependent on the people around us and afraid of leaving the nest’.

It is perhaps interesting to note that just before giving birth many women have a nesting instinct. This will sometimes emerge in dreams before it is recognised in waking life.

Security within one’s known environment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds, Trees)

A dream manifestation of the nesting instinct common to pregnant women, or women who wish to conceive.

Building or finding a safe haven for yourself and your loved ones.

A bird sitting on eggs in a nest reflects the figurative hatching of ideas or plans, and knowing that all things come with time and patience.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: It is perhaps interesting to note that just before giving birth many women have what is known as a nesting instinct, the need to clean, tidy and make ready. This will sometimes emerge in dreams before it is recognized in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A phallic symbol—probably the reason why the long nose of the Fool is so popular.

To have a good nose means to have rank and fame, intuition, and instinct. It is also a symbol for being nosy—sticking ones nose into other people’s business.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Body, Face)

Your investigative instincts (e.g., being able to “sniff something out).

Truthfulness or lack thereof, like the story of Pinocchio.

Recognizing quality or the lack of it, like someone who has a “nose for wine.”

It you dream of a stuffed nose, this indicates that something is stifling your ability to breathe freely and enjoy your leisure time. Alternatively, this mav be a circumstantial dream caused by a cold or sinus condition.

A bleeding nose represents having your dignity somehow affronted.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you see your own nose symbolizes a serious attempt to accomplish a chosen undertaking. It also suggests force, instinct, good judgment, and a need to better understand the current situation. As used in the phrase ‘being nosy,’ seeing a nose in your dream likewise means curiosity.

To dream of having hair growing on your nose hints of rare tasks that you need to execute through unresolved will power and character.

The dream of nosebleed predicts of lurking catastrophe and hazards.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a nose represent your ability to use your instincts, intuition and to sniff out a situation. Consider if something smells funny, bad or good to you. Your nose knows.

The answers you seek are as plain as the nose on your face. See Body.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of being a nurse reveals a compassionate nature, maternal instincts, sacrifice and generosity.

To see a nurse in a dream means you have a desire to be taken care of and possibly you have your health concerns dealt with. See Doctor and Angel.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Any carved stone appearing in a dream suggests we arc considering how we have shaped our own basic nature.

The simpler it is, the more room we have for improvement; the more ornate it is, the more successful we are at using our creative energy.

2- An obelisk often represents a marker outlining a particular area such as a sacred space. It can also represent old instinctive knowledge.

3- An obelisk is often representative of a Sacred Stone, and therefore the dreamer needs to be dear regarding his spiritual beliefs.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: An obelisk is a man-made needle-shaped stone, larger at the bottom than the top. It is usually taken today to indicate old instinctive knowledge – man reaching for the unknown. In dreams it suggests just that.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Lists and such techniques help us to maintain order in our everyday lives, dreaming of such things often allows us to prioritize basic tasks. In dreams, finding that we are being ordered to do something suggests that we have instinctively recognized a greater authority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals)

Native American: The feminine power of water. Also gracefulness and playfulness.

Forgetfulness or lacking closure. Otters are known to take one or two bites from their food, then leave the rest behind when distracted by something else.

(see Bird, Feathers, Flying, Wings)

Wisdom.

The ability to traverse the figurative darkness in your life.

As a companion and messenger to the Greek goddess Athena, an owl may presage new artistic abilities or the development of a warrior’s spirit.

A type of death dream. In Greece» dreaming of an owl foretold of death, the Vedic god of the dead sometimes sent owls as messengers, and the Celts associated owls with the god of the underworld.

Native Americans call owls the “night eagle,’” and consider them a symbol of silent observation with potentially deceitful motivations.

In Hopi tradition, the gift of an owl feather bestows truthfulness on the receiver. By accepting such a token in a dream, you accept yourself.

The ability to see what others are trying to hide from you, as the owl’s golden yellow eyes pierce the night.

Moving silently, or remaining silent in a situation. Owls are considered silent fliers.

Snow owls in particular are able hunters, representing the instinct to know where your sustenance lies, and how to effectively reach it.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

If your dream takes place outdoors, this symbolizes freedom, tranquility, restoration, and renewal. It may also represent that you want to experience and express your feelings and instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. To be filled with colorful human attributes and aspects; emotions, intellect, instinct and the senses (note the colors spread on the palette).

2. Coping skills.

3. A need to paint or “color” emotional events. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a particular position is highlighted in a dream it usually signifies our moral standpoint, or our position in life. It can also give an indication of how we arc handling situations in our lives.

For instance, something in the wrong position means we are going about things in the wrong way.

2- Our spirit, intellect, ideals and consciences are being brought to our attention when we dream of anything higher or above us. This applies also when dreaming of the upper part of anything (of a building or body, for example). Our altruism may be being brought into question. Anything underneath, below, or downstairs signifies the anarchic or immoral side of our personalities.

The sexual impulses can also be characterised in this way. Something appearing upside down emphasises the potential for chaos and difficulty.

The ‘ups and downs’ of situations in life can be experienced in dreams as the actual movement of one’s position, ‘fhe personality has a need to balance the heights and depths of its experience, and if this docs not happen a warning will usually appear in dream form. Back/Front Rejection and acceptance can be shown in a dream as seeing the back and front of something. Backward/ Forward Having the attention drawn to a backward and/or forward movement usually indicaes the potential to adopt a regressive bae kward-looki ng tendency. There is a need to retire into the past, rather than tackling lears and moving ahead. Centre falso see Shapes) To be conscious of the centre of any aspect of a dream is to be aware of a goal or objective, or perhaps even of the dreamer’s real Self. There is a need to be the centre of attention whatever the circumstances. Far/Near In dreams, space and time can become confused. Dreaming of something which is far awav, may indicate that it is far away in time. This may be future or past, depending on the dream.

A long way in front would be future, a long way behind would be past. Near or close would mean recently, or in the immediate.

Horizontal This usually symbolises the material world. Left The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality which we try to suppress. It is more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes. It is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.

The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct.

Low In dreams, feeling ‘low’ can suggest a sense of inferiority or humility. Often we will give way to submissive behaviour, and put ourselves in a lower position than others. Occasionally to be below something or someone can indicate a need to explore the underside or negativity of a relationship or situation. Opposite Anything in a dream which is opposite the dreamer may suggest some difficulty in reconciling two paradoxes (Good/bad. male/female, up/down, etc.). This may or may not suggest conflict. One thing deliberately put opposite another There is a deliberate attempt to introduce discord. Changing the position from opposite Differences maybe adjusted.

Right/Left The conflict between right and left is usually between logic and intuition. Right The right side represents the more dominant logical side. It is the consciously expressed, confident side which perceives the exterior world in perhaps a more objective sense. It is to do with ‘lightness’ that is, correctness and moral and social behaviour. Anything observed on the right side in dreams is usually significant as the dreamer progresses. Any pain experienced on the right side can also be interpreted in terms of drive. It also expresses the more masculine attributes. Movement to the right indicates that something is coming into conscious awareness. Straight Straight suggests a direct approach, the shortest way between two objects or places. Top To be at the top is to have succeeded in our endeavours.

To be on top is to have assumed control. Trying to reach the top suggests more effort is needed. Under/underneath Being underneath something suggests either taking shelter or submitting to someone else’s handling of us. It may also represent the part of us that we hide, or the part that is less capable.

Up, upper We have the capability of achieving a degree of supremacy. We are capable of getting the ‘upper hand’ in particular situations. We can move away from the mundane, ordinary- everyday world.

Vertical The vertical in dreams tends to represent the spiritual realm.

3- The points of the compass can be read spiritually.

The North signifies the Unknown, and hcnce sometimes darkness. It is spirituality within the world.

The East traditionally suggests birth and mystic religions. It also represents becoming ‘conscious’.

The South is representative of earthly passion and sensuality.

The West can symbolise death, but more properly the state after death when there is increased spiritual awareness. Traditionally, it can also represent the more logical side of our natures.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of spilling powder, or something being crushed into powder, it suggests that you are in a state of mental turmoil due to conflicting advice concerning an important decision. Get away by yourself and give your instincts a chance to work it out.

If you have any serious doubts about your ability to make the right decision, then get professional advice rather than friendly opinions.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams to win a prize is to have succecdcd in overcoming our own obstacles. We are also being acknowledged by other people for having made the effort to succeed.

To be giving away prizes suggests that we arc giving public acknowledgement to efforts others have made.

2- To prize an object (as in a prize possession) Is to give it its proper value. This does not necessarily- mean being materialistic, but being able to gain from an appreciation of its intrinsic value.

3- In spiritual terms, gaining a prize in a dream means having used one’s instincts and intuition in harmony in order to be able to use inspiration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, gaining a prize or accolade in a dream means having used our instincts and intuition in harmony and so can use inspiration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about quintuplets suggests that the spiritual part of your nature is beginning to grow. It also suggests that your powers of confidence, instinct and persuasiveness are improving.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of being in a rainforest signifies that you are connecting with your inner self, and learning to relax your mind and trust your instincts in order to solve problems in your waking life.

If the main feature of the dream was the green of the trees, the dream promises a release from worry. Lush, healthy green foliage can also symbolize improving (or continuing) pleasant experiences in love and friendships.

If you saw and heard rain falling in the forest while you were in it, this symbolizes forgiveness and grace.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Our perception of the American Indian as being naturally unsophisticated gives the interpretation of natural wisdom, or basic instinct. When one such appears we arc able to handle a different kind of power and energy.

2- On a psychological level there is healing and self-awareness.

3- A Red Indian represents an inner power of which we may or may not have been aware.

The dreamer should now be prepared to investigate his spirituality further.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Animals

1- Reptiles in dreams link with our basic and instinctive reactions and responses. WTien there is a basic urge such as a need for food, sex, etc. - we sometimes cannot face it full on, but will symbolise it as a reptile.

2- When there is a need to understand why we do things, we first need to control our basic drives. Many reptilian dreams arc about control or management. Control of a crocodile would suggest some fear of an aggressive nature. Feeding a lizard or stroking a snake can be very simply interpreted.

3- With understanding of the basic urges and the way to manage them we can create a firm foundation. From there we can progress spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality.

The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts, usually recognized as being destructive and alien, is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. We may have no control over these instincts, and could, therefore, be easily ‘devoured’ by them. We learn to understand deceitful behaviour. Though we are afraid of death or the death process, we recognize that we must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Reptiles in dreams link with our basic and instinctive reactions and responses. When there is a basic urge – such as a need for food, sex, etc. – We sometimes cannot face it full on, but will symbolize it as a reptile.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our basic spinal and lower brain reactions, such as fight or flight, reproduction, attraction or repulsion, sex drive, need for food and reaction to pain. This includes the fundamental evolutionary ability to change and the urge to survive—very powerful and ancient processes. Our relationship with the reptile in our dreams depicts our relat- edness to such forces in us, and how we deal with the im­pulses from the ancient pan of our brain.

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.

frog

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.

lizard

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.

snake

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A spiritual response is one that affects every part of our being and is a reaching out to whatever we deem the ultimate to be.

An instinctive response is often one drawn from us by a situation that has personal resonance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psycho Dream Interpretation

A dream of riding is considered unlucky. Sometimes associated with illness such as seasickness, the result of motion. All dreams of riding, flying, and climbing are rated as a desire for mating, the natural instinct of the sexes, however, they can be translated as motivation dreams that lead to companionship or a union of minds toward one purpose.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Water)

Free-flowing thoughts and actions.

Time’s passage.

The beginning of the river is the past, and where it goes represents the future. This is especially true if you dream of yourself traveling on the river.

If you see yourself in the water, being conveyed by an overwhelming current, this reflects either relinquishing yourself to your instinctive, emotional nature or having your individuality washed away by circumstances.

Traversing a river in a small water craft is an alternative type of path dream in which the current reflects your direction of personal growth.

Healing. Rivers figure heavily into folk medicine in which healers used the water’s movement to convey sickness visually away from a patient.

If this is the case, what is the water taking away? This item will give more meaning to the dream.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a river represent fluidity, change, and the feminine principal of the path of least resistance. You are going with the flow and connecting with your sensuality.

If you dream that the river is flowing gracefully, then you are in sync with your emotions and instincts.

If you dream that you are going against the current, then you are resisting your instincts, intuition and deeper feelings.

If the river is raging, then you are having an emotional catharsis, dealing with strong emotional currents.

If you dream that you are crossing the river, then you are taking great risks and making courageous changes in your life. See Ocean or Water.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

If a strange room was the main feature of your dream, the meaning depends on the action and other elements in the dream, but as a general guide: To enter a strange room is a warning that a casual affair could turn out to be very dangerous to you if you aren’t careful.

To find yourself in a strange room that is elegant and well-furnished signifies sudden success.

A strange room that is empty or badly furnished could suggest legal or financial troubles.

If the room was very tiny, it symbolizes a lucky last-minute escape from a bad mistake.

To see a dark, eerie or confining room suggests that that you feel trapped or repressed in a situation.

To see a very brightly lit room means you will solve a problem by learning to look at it in a new way. It is a sign that you should trust your instincts.

To dream that you find a secret or hidden room suggests that you are developing new strengths and taking on new roles. You may be growing emotionally.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- As a rule, sacrifice has two meanings. Firstly, it is to give something up and secondly to make something sacred or holy. So when those two things are possible within a dream scenario the dreamer is prepared to give up his ego or individuality for the sake of something greater or more important than himself. Often a sacrifice is made because of passionately held beliefs, often religious in origin.

2- There is usually some expectation of a forthcoming just reward (often spiritual), for having made sacrifices.

There may be an element of deferred gratification in that we do not expect an immediate reward, except that of feeling good or knowing one has clone the right thing. There is always an element also of giving up egotistic behaviour which Ls no longer appropriate, and going with the flow of life. Sacrificing an animal suggests that we are conscious of the fact that our lower, more basic instincts can be given up in favour of spiritual power. We have to be prepared to recognise our own human state, but to give up indulgence. There may be a sacrificial altar, or it may just be a question of killing and cooking an animal ritualist icall v.

If the animal is willing to be sacrificed, then we are ready to transmute instinct into spiritual energy.

If the animal is a hare or a rabbit, the symbolism is that of rebirth.

3- Sacrifice is an important aspect of spiritual growth and signifies the renunciation of the lesser for the rewards of the greater.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Sacrificing an animal in dreams suggests that we are aware that our lower, more basic instincts can be given up in favour of spiritual power. We have to be prepared to recognize our own human fallibility, but to give up extravagance.

A sacrificial altar may appear, or it may just be a question of killing and cooking an animal ritualistically.

If the animal is willing to be sacrificed, then we are ready to transmute instinct into spiritual energy.

If the animal is a hare or a rabbit, the symbolism is that of rebirth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a safari represent your willingness to explore your inner jungle, connect with your animal instincts, and to face and embrace your dark side. You are learning to master your inner jungle, which is increasing your personal power. See Animal and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of salmon represent that you trust your gut instinct and inner knowing, even if it is against all odds and against the tide of conventional paradigms. Alternatively, this dream might be giving you the message to go back to your roots, back to the beginning, to understand how you arrived at this place in your life.

If you dream of the silver on the salmon, then this represents wealth and riches is within your grasp. See Fish.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of the mythical Sasquatch may represent a person or situation in your life that offers warm companionship, yet is a dangerous threat to your well-being.

If you dreamed of a mountain-dwelling Sasquatch, you will need to be strong to get through a tough social or emotional ordeal.

If the creature you saw dwelled in the forest, follow your instincts to keep certain things to yourself - this is an important time to protect your privacy. Also be careful of giving in to irrational urges that go against what’s best for you.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Fables)

Depicted as having the head of a man and the lower body of a goat, this creature represents the untamed nature within, especially procreative instincts.

Animalistic impulses and humankind s greater connection to the animal kingdom.

Biblically: An emblem of destruction and barrenness (Is 13:21), probably due to the connection between this image and various frolicsome pagan deities, including Faunus and Pan.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a scale represent a desire for justice, balance and equanimity. Also, this dream can reveal that you are weighing the pros and cons of a situation in which you must make a decision. Your dream may be giving you the message to become more balanced as you weigh your logic versus your feelings and instincts.

If you dream of weighing yourself, then you are assigning value to yourself based upon your physical standards.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a sea horse signifies the strength of your instinct and intuition. It may also symbolize a change in perception or attitude.

If the sea horse is invisible, then it indicates that you need to face your personal concerns rather than trying to evade them. Perhaps you need to adopt a fresh approach to a situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To see or eat seafood in your dream symbolizes the merging of your spiritual and instinctive side with your conscious being. You are acknowledging and fulfilling the needs of your unconscious.

The dream may also be a pun on “seeing food” and thus you may want to look up “Food” for further meaning.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a seance symbolizes your instincts and consciousness. It implies that you must investigate something more thoroughly. It is necessary for you to observe the world rather than focusing on minute details. You may yearn to discover spiritual awareness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The need for us to be able to divide time into periods or phases arises initially from the necessity to co-operate with the seasons from a survival point of view. Given deadlines and limitations, the human being is able to survive through striving. In dreams we instinctively link with this inherent ability and need to live by the natural calendar.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of swimming amidst tangled seaweed is a warning that you must resist against being influenced to act against your personal values and principles.

A firm stand will pay off. Other dreams about seaweed are suggestions that you need to rely on your intuition and trust your own instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The serpent is a symbol of self-renewal and profound wisdom, and also of the dragon.

Vision: Seeing a serpent: be careful dealing with other people— somebody has it in for you—a healthy mistrust would be prudent.

If you are bitten by a serpent: avoid disagreements and don’t get involved in the affairs of others—both could have potentially harmful consequences. Are you trapped in an unhappy relationship? In a young girl’s dream, serpents frequently indicate a rear of the power of male sexuality. In the dream of a mature woman, the dream might indicate fear of a rival. In a man’s dream, seeing a serpent could mean that a woman wants to seduce him. It could also be a warning that a conniving woman is after him, or about false friends or deceitful people. In general, however, the serpent is a phallic symbol and being bitten by a serpent indicates repressed desires for sex and erotic pleasures, which will soon be more powerful than ever. Seeing a white serpent: you will receive either a wise or a secret message.

If a serpent is shedding its skin: you have grown beyond your limitations, because you have shed your timeworn existence and personality. Looking at the serpent of the caduceus (the symbol of physicians): your emotional conflicts will be healed. See Viper.

Depth Psychology: The serpent symbolizes psychic energy.

For women, it is a symbol of a fear of, as well as a desire for, male sexuality, though it can also be used as a weapon against the opposite sex. As a phallic symbol, the serpent might refer to temptation, seduction, and unbridled urges.

A white, yellow, or golden serpent means spiritual insight and experience; a red serpent stands for strong sexual needs; an orange-colored serpent refers to a combination of idealism, emotions, and sexuality; a blue serpent stands for religiosity; a violet serpent is a symbol of intellectual power; a green serpent promises emotional energies and budding hopes. In any case, the serpent awakens unconscious energies that influence your feelings, urges, and instincts, bringing them into awareness where they will shape your personality.

The serpent can and will greatly increase your self-knowledge. It is a very important dream symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female, or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation. It is the instinctive nature and equally is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed we come to terms with our own sexuality and sensuality and are able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies that become available. In a man’s dream a serpent or snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinity. In a woman’s dream the serpent may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the garden of eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery and also of temptation. Also consult the entry for snake in this section.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Adultery; Coitus; Fornication; Hugging; Instinct; Lesbian; Molesting; Sexual drive; Sleeping together, Sodomy; Tribadism) If a man sees himself having sexual intercourse with another man in a dream, it means that both of them have lost their moral dedication, that have become aimless, turned stingy toward their own dependents and generous toward others. It also means loss ofone’s capital, or divorcing one’s wife.

If a poor person sees such a dream, it means that he will fall sick, or attract an incurable disease.

To have sexual intercourse with a male in a dream also means falling into sin, committing the unlawful, or engaging in sexual intercourse with a female member of one’s own family, a blood relation, or a consanguineous person whom one is forbidden to marry. Molesting a child in a dream means suffering from a great affliction. Fornication with a young servant in a dream means suffering from continuous stress and a lasting depression. Sleeping with a beautiful woman one recognizes in his dream means profits. Sleeping with an ugly looking old woman in a dream means the opposite. Having sexual intercourse with an unknown woman in a dream represents the type of interactions and dealings one fosters with people in general. Accordingly, and depending on the condition of the woman one is sleepingwith in a dream, one’s actions will substantiate. Sleepingwith someone’s wife in a dream means engaging in a profitable business with the husband.

If a sick person sees himselfhaving sexual intercourse with his mother in a dream, it means his death, for the mother here represent the earth.

If a woman sees herselfengaging in tribadism, or a lesbian relationship with another woman she knows in a dream, it means that she will confide her personal life to her, or divulge all her secrets, become her intimate friend or a fan, shares opinions with her and emulate her actions and look in public. Ifshe does not know that woman in the dream, it means that she will indulge in sin.

If a married woman sees herself engaging in tribadism with another woman in a dream, it means that she will separate from her husband or become a widow. Engaging in sexual intercourse with a deceased person, be it a man or a woman in a dream means one’s own death, unless if one is travelling, then it could mean visiting that country where the deceased person is buried. Any sexual intercourse in a dream that culminates in ejecting semen and necessitates a complete ritual ablution in wakefulness represents disturbed dreams, or engaging in a forbidden sexual intercourse from the anus, or it could represent wet dreams. Having sexual intercourse in a dream also signifies paying one’s debts, or it could mean relief from pressures. Having sexual intercourse with a prostitute in a dream means love for the world, or it could mean profits. Having sexual intercourse with one’s wife in a dream means success in one’s trade. Having sexual intercourse with a heavenly woman in a dream means religious and spiritual attainment. (Also see Anus; Semen; Pleasure; Sodomy; Tears; Vagina)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct and it is this interpretation that is most usually accepted in dreams.

The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect that is recognizable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.

The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.

To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Being in contact with instinctive or feeling reac­tions in self; the Self. See farmer within this entry; Christ under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being on a ship, you should listen to your instincts in waking life - they are powerful allies for helping you deal with everyday problems.

If you dreamed of a ship sinking, you will soon encounter a situation in which you will have to defend your reputation.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

On one hand, a reference to your setting your sights on a goal. Are you meeting your goal.7 On the other hand, aggression and a hunter’s instinct. See Arrow, Pistol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Fear of sinking into the world of the emotions and / or instincts that need to be dealt with.

An opportunity for self-knowledge. See Submarine, Swamp, Diving.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In common with serpent dreams, snake dreams occur when we are attempting to come to terms with our more instinctive self. Inevitably this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies that have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available. Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death and all that man fears.

A snake twined around the body or limb indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.

A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth sometimes represents the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify our control of our libido.

A snake in the grass image denotes disloyalty, trickery and evil.

The image of a snake with its tail in its mouth is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical. Being swallowed by a snake shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate and lose our sense of space and time. Dreaming of a snake twined around a staff or similar suggests that the unconscious forces that drive us are being released to create healing, rebirth and renewal.

The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream. Also consult the individual entries for caduceus, colour, eating and shapes / patterns, as well as serpent in this section... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

My Dream Interpretation

Any form of magic in a dream predicts unexpected changes.

To dream that you are performing magic, signifies many pleasant surprises. It may also represent a creative mind and foretell that events will turn out the way you had hoped for.

To dream of performing black magic (bad spells), means that you have obtained your wishes through deceit and underhanded ways.

If you dream of someone else casting black magaic against you, this symbolizes evil and treachery - beware of false friends or the tricks of enemies.

If a spell book was the main feature of your dream, you have the power within yourself to create the future you wish for - listen to your instincts and they will guide you.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a stable signify self responsibility and are a sign for you to stabilize you animal instincts, harness your power, and rope in your energy. See Corral and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a stomach signify your personal needs, hunger and gut instincts. This dream is showing you that you have the courage and the guts to follow your intuition. This dream also reflects how well you are assimilating or stomaching a new situation or perhaps digesting a new relationship. This dream is asking you to contemplate what you are truly hungry for. See Abdomen.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds, Feathers, Wings)

The dance of a stork represents the ability to make the right moves to ensure your success.

Due to children’s stories, this is an emblem of fertility, especially physical.

Maternal instincts toward people or special projects and goals. Storks are fiercely dedicated to their young.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: The submarine is a symbol of instincts that (usually unnoticed) are influencing your behavior and life. See Boat, Diving, Ship.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about traveling on the subway are highly symbolic.

If you have this dream, you may reach a goal in real life by using the spiritual or instinctive part of your nature.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Candle, Gold, Fire, Health, Red, Torch)

The masculine nature. Many ancient gods were affiliated with, or represented as, the sun, including Apollo in Greece and Ra in Egypt (see Icons, Men).

Noontime: A fullness of conscious awareness or rationality. You can trust that your current course of reasoning is “right on” (see Time).

Sunrise or sunset: Beginnings or endings, respectively. Each stage of the sun equates to phases in our own life, situations, or relationships, sunrise heing birth, and sunset representing death.

Increasing physical energy or mental activity.

An omen of good fortune. Many cultures regarded the sun’s presence at special occasions as a sign of divine favor and blessings.

The egoic, conscious, intelligent aspect of your mind, versus the intuitive, feeling portion, which is lunar (see Moon).

Sunburn: Getting figuratively “burned” by a man, or feeling resentment toward men in general. Alternatively, too much use of the logical mind causes neglect of the instinct, leading to fiery times.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have a suntan, signifies the shadow aspect of yourself. It represents your primal instincts and natural senses.

A pleasurable dream of lying in the warm sun is very fortunate, signifying happiness and good friendships.

To dream of having tan lines suggests that you may have made some errors in judgement which you are feeling guilty about - or that you’re afraid of being caught over. Also see “Tanning Bed.”... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Sports, Water)

Water represents the intuitive nature and the subconscious.

The movement through this liquid indicates either a willingness to traverse hidden portions of the self, or focusing on a defined aspect of subconsciousness as the goal of your swim.

Success in a situation in which you were asked effectively to “sink or swim.”

Regulation of the feminine aspects of self so that instincts or emotions do not overcome rationality.

A balance between the spiritual and mundane, leaning slightly more toward spiritual matters depending on the amount of the body shown as immersed.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about swimming: you will be successful in life if you let yourself be guided by the strength of your character. Struggling with large -waves: difficult tasks are ahead, but don’t be discouraged. You’ll make it.

Depth Psychology: The water is a symbol of emotions, feelings, instincts, and urges. You have the ability (if you are a good swimmer in the dream) to live in harmony with them, or (as a nonswim- mer) have yet to integrate them into your personality. See Bathing, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about swimming are related to the need to trust your instincts and look to past situations for answers to problems. They can also signify the need for nurturing or mothering in one’s life. Also see “Flippers”, “Swimming Lessons”, “Swimming Pool” and “Underwater”... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The tail is a phallic symbol.

Vision: Seeing a curly tail: you love to tease other people and play practical jokes. Seeing an animal with a long tail: many difficulties lie ahead; everything is dragging out. Holding an animal by the tail: you are “putting the cart before the horse”! Watching an animal wag its tail: happiness is ahead.

Depth Psychology: The tail is usually a sign of sexual needs, instincts, and urges, but also of vigor, and vitality. See the chapter on “Colors in Dreams—Black.”... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of taming an animal, then you are attempting to harness your animal instincts, and manage your true, natural and authentic feelings in order to be more socially acceptable, to fit in, or to get a desired result. Consider that many health issues are a result of suppression and constraint of natural urges and desires.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have a suntan, signifies the shadow aspect of yourself. It represents your primal instincts and natural senses.

A pleasurable dream of lying in the warm sun is very fortunate, signifying happiness and good friendships.

To dream of having tan lines suggests that you may have made some errors in judgement which you are feeling guilty about - or that you’re afraid of being caught over. Also see “Tanning Bed.”... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a particular taste reflect your instincts, intuition, preferences, likes, dislikes, standards, and values.

If something tastes good to you, then this is a sign to move forward, proceed in this direction.

If something tastes bad, you know this is not for you, or perhaps it will be an acquired taste. Consider what it is you are tasting. See Mouth.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream about taxidermy, some aspect of yourself is being repressed. You may feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions. This dream may also reveal an immature attitude in the dreamer. Are you trying to escape from your daily responsibilities and problems? This is especially true if the stuffed animal in your dream was scary.

If you dream of killing an animal and/or doing taxidermy yourself, something you are doing in real life goes against your values and you are hurting a sweet part of yourself. You must change your behavior and stop acting against your instincts or a part of yourself will be lost or damaged.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a thigh signify the strength to stand up for yourself, and that you have the will to support and honor yourself.

The thigh signifies your power and ability to walk away from what you don’t want and/or to walk toward your hearts desires.

If your thighs are open, then you are receptive to a person or situation in your life.

If your thighs are closed, then you instinctively are resisting someone that wants to interact with you.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a tiger signify your realization of your untamed, animal instincts, your passion, sexuality, and power. See Animal.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of being on a race track, then you are participating in the human race, in the game of life and are on track with your goals.

If you dream of being off the track, then your dream is showing you that you have become distracted or you have lost your way, and this dream is giving you the message that you must use your instincts and read the signs to find your way back.

If you dream of being on the wrong side of the tracks, then your dream is showing you that you have gone against your instincts, and that it is time to get back on track with your highest destiny.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

Freedom, especially in regard to instinctive drives.

Freudian: An emblem of the male penis, primarily when combined with tunnel imagery.

Similar to other vehicles in terms of movement and transitions (see Bus, Car, Horse).

Each car of the train may represent aspects of yourself, including hidden talents, knowledge, fears, hopes, and memories. So, exploring the train symbolizes introspection and integration of some of these portions.

For example, searching the caboose may symbolize routing out your feelings about death or endings.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals, whether by building defences or perhaps by running away, is indicative of our struggle with our animal instincts and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of our life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Lush green trees in your dreams symbolize new hopes, growth and desires.

For more dream meanings about trees, continue reading below.

If you dream of climbing a tree, you will achieve your career goals and reach those high places in society.

The degree of difficulty to which you climb the tree will measure the speed of your achievement of these goals.

To dream of planting a tree suggests that you are seeking spiritual nourishment.

To dream that you cut down a tree means you are wasting your energy, time, and money on foolish pursuits.

A talking tree (or talking to a tree) in your dream is a messenger from your unconscious mind. Pay attention to what the tree says, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others.

If you dream of a fallen or dead tree, this suggests that you are off balance and out of sync. You need to get yourself sorted out and headed in the right direction again.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a tribe represents the instinctual and untamed aspect of your character. You may be craving more freedom, or want to take your own path in some situation.

If the dream felt threatening, you could be experiencing some social pressure.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a tummy tuck can represent a desire for a more svelte shape and to be more physically appealing. This dream could also be a message to release all that blocks you from being able to connect with your gut instinct. See Stomach.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Twelve is the number of the signs of the zodiac and the symbol for a complete year. Twelve months, as well as the number of disciples of Jesus. There are Twelve animals in the sign of the zodiac, Twelve knights at Arthur’s round table, Twelve chosen tribes of Israel. Twelve is a very important number.

If it is Twelve o’clock in your dream, it really is “high time”! Twelve refers to the knowledge you have gained, serving as a guide to enrich your soul. Twelve is the symbol of all that is possible, your hopes and desires, your instincts and urges, but also your higher ideals, reason, love, all doubts, and intuidon—in other words, everything that makes up a human life.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

An open umbrella in a dream means the dreamer is unable to listen to her own inner feelings, and needs to learn to do this.

A closed umbrella signifies readiness to pay attention to one’s own emotional needs and instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: There are two meanings that might be given from a practical perspective to dreams of the underworld. One deals with the criminal underworld, an area of organized flouting of the law; the other is the more frightening transitional stage. Dreaming of the first suggests that we instinctively feel we are doing something wrong, whereas the other suggests that we are hampered by fears and doubts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

see Animals and Fabulous Beasts

1- Traditionally, the only people who were allowed to tend unicorns were virgins. When a unicorn appears in a dream, we are linking with the innocent, pure part of ourselves. This is the instinctive, receptive feminine principle.

2- There is a story that unicorns missed being taken into Noah’s Ark because they were too busy playing. VVe need to be mindful of what is going on in the real world if we are to survive.

3- The unicorn signifies unconditional love.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Traditionally, the only people who were allowed to tend unicorns were virgins. When a unicorn appears in a dream, we are linking with the innocent, pure part of ourselves. This is the instinctive, receptive feminine principle.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of swimming upstream signify that you are following your instincts and boldly asserting your beliefs regardless of the flow of the rest of the world. Consider whether or not your struggle is worth the price you pay. Alternatively, this dream may reflect that you are being rebellious just for the sake of it. See Salmon.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Dreams of urine signify that you are releasing negativity, non-supportive energy so that your instincts and your intuition may flow more easily in your life. See Laundry.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Urine in a dream often indicates our feelings about emotional control. We may either yield to emotion or bottle it up.

The way we deal with urine in dreams often also tells us a great deal about our own sexuality, because they are both instinctive behaviours.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a vampire: unbridled passions are taking over and depleting you or another person.

Depth Psychology: Fears, instincts, and primitive urges are producing a “cold” heart and depleting your strength. They will make your life difficult in the future—unless you can control them quickly. See Monster.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a Vegan or Vegetarian signify that you are paying close attention to the energy you are taking in and ingesting, in touch with your natural drives and instincts, taking responsibility for the care of your animal instincts and of those that need your care. See Vegetable.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Being a vegetarian could be a sign that you arc working on transforming your cravings, instincts, or urges into more spiritual strength. This can be done if anger, aggression, and sexual desires are not suppressed but confronted and worked with when they arise.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a veterinarian is a representation that your instinctual side has take control of your life. You must find a way to return to your more civilized nature before you destroy the things around you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a Veterinarian signify that you are caring and have compassion for the innocent, helpless, sweet and vulnerable parts of yourself. You are tending to and caring for your animal instincts.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a veto reflect your instinct and negative feelings about a situation. Your dream is reminding you that you always that the right to say no. See Boundary.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of a favorable vision of the future, then you are aligning yourself with that which you desire to manifest.

If you dream of a future vision that is foretelling a particular event, then you are perhaps predicting the future.

If you dream that your vision is impaired, then your subconscious mind is giving you the message that you have been short-sighted, and that it is time to step back and see the big picture.

If you dream of having better vision than you normally have, then this dream is showing you that your instincts and intuition is right on; that you are seeing the truth. See Precognitive Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about walls symbolize obstacles and boundaries. Here are some meanings of common wall dreams: If a wall stands in your way in a dream, there is a barrier obstructing your progress in real life.

To dream that you jump over or break through a wall means you will overcome some tough obstacles and succeed.

To dream that you are building a wall, signifies a bad relationship or protecting yourself from a trauma already experienced.

To dream about a hole in a wall indicates that you are breaking through obstacles and overcoming your limitations.

If you continue on your present course with confidence, you will succeed in rising above your problems.

If you dream of hiding (or being trapped) inside a wall, you are trying to avoid facing a difficult situation in real life, but you know that you will eventually have to deal with it.

If you dream of sitting on top of a wall, you are having a hard time making an important decision. Be confident though - this dream also predicts you’ll make a smart choice.

To dream about glass walls means your current problems are not as difficult as you might think.

If you are direct and forthright, you will come out on top. However, don’t play games with people, as this dream also warns that overconfidence could be your downfall. It will take direct action to bring success.

If your dream featured walking along the top of a wall, your future is bright indeed.

To dream of wooden walls suggests that you are feeling emotionless inside, or stuck in old habits and ways of thinking. You may be behaving automatically and just going along with the flow. Or you may be acting out without fully thinking things through.

To dream of walking through walls is very positive. You are far stronger than any obstacles in your way, and your personal qualities and abilties will take you far, as long as you trust your instincts and move forward with confidence.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Flood, Fountain, Ice, River, Rain, Snow)

Changing tides: Among the Teutonic people, each tide carried different meanings that may apply to your dream.

The tide occurring just before sunup is one of introspection, while the one at dawn bears fertile waves. Noon tides speak of tenacity, dusk tides bring transformation, the night tide edifies, and the one occurring at midnight heals.

An ocean: The earth’s womb and beginnings of all humankind. Also representative of the vast subconscious, superconscious, or Jungian Collective Unconscious (see Abyss).

Among Native Americans, water appearing in dreams indicates your spiritual state.

For example, if the water is flowing smoothly, your spirit is calm and moving in a natural direction.

Moving water: Hie seen and unseen ebb and flow of all energies.

Baptism: New life, forgiveness toward yourself, and renewed purity’ of thought and actions (see Baby).

Bathing: Getting rid of your figurative “dirt” like old habits, guilt, anger, and even sexual repression (e.g., feeling “dirty”).

Hot water: Trouble s afoot, so look for the wellhead (see Temperature).

Drowning in water: Overwhelming circumstances, problems, or emotions that threaten to defeat your efforts or sense of individuality. Esoterically, this may also reflect a memory from a past life experience (see Choking, Suffocation).

Floating upon: Dependence on your feminine nature or a mother figure. Alternatively, skimming the surface of spiritual potentialities without ever really diving in and experiencing that aspect of self.

Stagnant water: Something, often a situation, that is unhealthy for you to the point where it causes a standstill in personal growth and in your quest for wholeness.

Shallow water represents a similarly frivolous personality that avoids delving into any aspect of life too deeply. Alternatively, this can represent a fear of confronting the depths of your own suhconscious.

Tidal waves: Powerful emotions or instincts that you have let build up to a critical mass. This dream reveals the need to express those things before they come crashing over the floodgates.

Surfing on water: Taking control of, and accepting the power in, the feminine aspects of self and the Universe. Also maintaining a rather haphazard balance between the intuitive nature (the water) and the conscious self (the surfer).

A geyser: A sudden, unanticipated outpouring of creativity, goodness, inspiration, spiritual gifts, or whatever.

Wearing a life preserver in the water represents getting a second chance at something. Grab it before it gets away!

Ripples appearing on the water’s surface indicate the waves of energy we send out without even knowing it, similar to a web. This will eventually touch everything and everyone because you are part of the network of life.

Lakes: As the abode of several magical creatures, including the Lady of the Lake and water nymphs, dream lakes reflect the search for the wonders that lie just beyond the surface of reality. What does the surface of the lake cover? Are you fishing here, thereby trying to catch a little magic?... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a fountain means you like to be in total control of your surroundings. They also signify vitality and youth.

To dream of drinking water from a fountain is a positive omen, meaning that you have the strength of character to solve all your current problems. Look within and trust your instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a wedding indicates your life is about to change.

An aspect of your waking life is ending, but another is about to begin. In many cases, you may feel negatively about the wedding you see in your dreams. This is typically meant to bring to mind a fear or anxiety from your waking life. You may have some feelings of sorrow, or a loved one may soon pass. Conversely, it may indicate a fear of commitment. Consider your relationships; are you getting ready to take one to the ‘next level?’ Are you scared to do so? If you dream of remarrying your husband or wife symbolizes your strong love and faith to each other. Marriage has suited you well. Your marriage may be about to change as well. Are you considering starting a family? If you are dreaming of planning your wedding, but have never met your future spouse, it is an indication that you have found harmony and balance between your feminine and masculine sides. Conversely, you may be struggling from a lack of balance between your more instinctive side and your softer emotional nature..... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Unorganized and unknown instincts and impulses that may be destructive or helpful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a werewolf signify your connection and integration with your animal instincts, and that you have been perhaps overindulging in your base needs and desires. This dream might also be showing you that you have been predatorial and/or that you have been taking without reciprocation. See Vampire and Animal.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Weapons)

If being used to tame an animal, this dream speaks of bringing your less evolved, more instinctual, characteristics under control.

Quick adjustments that gain approval or help move something ahead (e.g., “whipping it into shape”).

Possibly reflective of a dominatrix fantasy, depending on the other dream components.

Subordination, punishment, or abuse. Is this directed toward you from others, or vice versa? Are you directing such negativity toward yourself?

Generative force. In some ancient cultures, people whipped trees to ensure abundant harvests.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of whiskers signify the need for protection, defensiveness in communication and intimacy, and that your animal instincts are feeling out a situation.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: In mens dreams, the wolf indicates difficulties in controlling his sex drive; he may he out of control. Seeing a wolf: a warning of false friends.

A wolf attacking: a well-known person will make a lot of trouble.

Depth Psychology: The wolf indicates that the dreamer is fighting his sexual urges. This animal is primarily guided by instincts, cravings, and aggression (see Predator), and the human, emotional side of you should be safe from it (see .Animals). Learn to control these instinctive urges. This is an important dream. See Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Snake is often called a worm, a symbol of the lowest stage of the animal kingdom, often indicating bad conscience or troubles, usually with a sexual connotation.

According to Jung, worms represent the first movement of an unevolved soul, without “color,” emotions, and reason—representing blind instincts.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a worm: you find a friend or acquaintance becoming increasingly unfriendly. Somebody might try to undermine your position. \bu have a strange premonition— but vou are still in the dark.

Depth Psychology: Worms are a symbol of intense nervousness or sexual needs. They are also considered a symbol of lower, instinctive urges. See Earth.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

This suggests that we have been wounded, either emotionally or spiritually, or perhaps that our natural instincts are not being allowed free expression and are, therefore, not functioning properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Occasionally in dreams we become aware that we have ‘said’ vcs. This is an instinctive acceptance or acknowledgement of the validity of whatever has been happening.

2- Often, before we arc able to make changes in our ordinary everyday lives, we need to give ourselves permission on an unconscious level. Recognising this in the dream state can be an important part of our growth process.

3- We are being given permission to spiritually grow and flourish. With this permission, the dreamer can look towards a more directed lifestyle.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Occasionally in dreams and in the hypnogogic state, we become aware that we have ‘said’ yes. This is an instinctive acceptance or acknowledgement of the validity of whatever has been happening.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a yeti implies a need to learn to balance your rational and reasonable side with your more volatile, instinctive, and emotional side.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of the mythical bigfoot (aka “Yeti”) may represent a person or situation in your life that offers warm companionship, yet is a dangerous threat to your well-being.

If you dreamed of a mountain-dwelling bigfoot, you will need to be strong to get through a tough social or emotional ordeal.

If the creature you saw dwelled in the forest, follow your instincts to keep certain things to yourself - this is an important time to protect your privacy. Also be careful of giving in to irrational urges that go against what’s best for you.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Tree

1- In former times the yew tree symbolised mourning and sadness. While few people would necessarily recognise a yew tree, there is, on an unconscious level, awareness of such knowledge in everyone. Such a svmbol can surface as instinctive awareness in dreams.

2- There can be an aspcct of wordplay here in that the ‘yew’ is in fact ‘you’ in the sense of someone other than the dreamer. This wordplay is a way of focusing the dreamer’s attention away from himself.

3- A yew tree, which is said to outlive manv other trees, may symbolise spiritual immortality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In former times the yew tree symbolized mourning and sadness and was a symbol of the old magic. While few people would necessarily recognize a yew tree, there is, on an unconscious level, awareness of such knowledge in everyone. Such a symbol can surface as instinctive awareness in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A representation of the cosmic egg, the beginning of all things, this symbol has become much better known in the last thirty years in the west as the balance of two complementary opposites. In dreams it indicates the balance between the instinctive, intuitive nature of the feminine and the active, rational nature of the masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

This symbol has become much better known in the last thirty years in the West as the balance of two complementary oppositcs. In dreams it indicates the balance between the instinctive, intuitive nature of the feminine and the active, rational nature of the masculine.

We arc continuously searching for balance, but not necessarily a state of inertia.

The yin-yang symbol signifies a state of dynamic potential.

3- Perfect Balance is created by the energy created between two complementary opposites.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Confinement and exhibition.

2. Controlled instincts.

3. Feel­ing unnoticed, abilities underappreciated. ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One’s natural urges and instincts, such as sexuality, parental caring, social grouping. What is happening to the animals shows how one is relating to the natural side of one­self—and how it is responding to one’s conscious attitudes and activities. Life processes in us are not inert: they con­stantly respond to what we do and what we are. See animals.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of being in a zoo suggests the need to understand some of our natural urges and instincts. We perhaps need to be more objective in our appraisal than subjective.

2- There may be an urge to return to simpler, more basic modes of behaviour. Some people are natural observers, and we may be being alerted to the fact that we also need to be capable of participating in perhaps in the work situation, conduct appropriate to the group

3- Dreaming of a zoo can alert the to which we belong. We also, of dreamer to the necessary and course, may be conscious that we appropriate customs and behaviour ourselves arc being observed, in an impending situation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

An alternative cage dream, in which parts of your personality- are displayed to others. What faces are you showing the world? For example, are you growling at even-one like a bear, or perhaps being overly playful like a monkey}

Parts of yourself that you keep firmly under lock and key, especially the animalistic urges and instincts. Look to the animal symbols given sein for more insight.

A zookeeper reflects aggression. Something restrains you from truly being yourself. Alternatively, if you are the zookeeper, consider what or whom you’re trying to control unfairly.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: The zoo is the place where all your instincts and urges reside. You are either suppressing or controlling them. Caged animals in the zoo are often a sign that you are suppressing your urges. See Animals.

The rest of the dream is an indication of your actual situation.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a zoo represent your primal urges, sexual drives, and protective instincts in its multifaceted splendor. Alternatively, the fact that these animals are caged may be giving you the message to unleash your natural urges and let your true feelings roam free. See Animal and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreaming of being in a zoo suggests the need to understand some of our natural urges and instincts. We perhaps need to be more objective in our appraisal than subjective.... Dream Meanings of Versatile