The meaning of longing in dream | Dream Interpretation
Reconciliation with a former friend.
1. Reconciliation in the ofﬁng.
2. Disappointment, sadness.
The dreamer is often longing for a leader—a priest or minister—or per- ceives himself to be one.
Folklore: Declining health.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If we are hurt or threatened we tense the pelvic and abdominal area. Vanessa wakes to just such tension, with a sense of her body being fragmented.
The opposite is to dream of waves of pleasure moving within us, which gives us a sense of integration within ourself and with the world.
In general the abdomen represents the potential of our fully active natural drives—hunger, longing to be held; desire to give of ourself.
If these are hurt, we tend to hold ourself back from active social expression or intimacy of feelings in relationships. Our abdomen is also our digestive ability, both physical and psychological. Stomach or abdominal dreams may refer to some dis-ease in the actual organs. We might not be able to stomach something we have met in the everyday world.
To vomit: a discharging of unpleasant feelings resulting from ingesting (hearing, reading, being told, experiencing) something unpleasant.
In her dream Vanessa was re-enacting the Hungerford disaster, and feeling the fear it engendered. Shot in the belly, sex; painful response to relationship. Idioms: bellyaching; have a bellyful; eyes bigger than one’s belly, have a strong stomach; turn one’s stomach; butterflies in stomach. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Folklore: Your own circumstances will improve noticeably.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you offer adulation, you will expressly part with some dear belonging in the hope of furthering material interests. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Too much self-congratulation and advertising of oneself, but also creativity and inspiration.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- There is the potential for experiencing oneself or a part of oneself as not belonging. In dreams there is the realisation of being different from others in the wav we live our lives.
/3- Something alien suggests Evil or, as something different, the Occult.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To feel alienated from the dream scenario is the realization of being different from others in the way we live our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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
If you dream of being attracted to someone who you don’t like “that way” in real life, your dream could be telling you that you are overlooking good qualities in that person. Or, it could mean they have some personality trait (like being confident or fashionable) that you wish you had yourself.
If the person in your dream was a stranger (you don’t know them in real life), your heart is longing for a true love to call your own.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream known to be good, good news, success, and advancement.
A wish is fulfilled, a childhood wish. Or, it may suggest that the dreamer is childish and immature, wanting to be taken care of. Often this image corresponds to a feeling of helplessness. This is also the symbol for a loved one (“my baby,” “sugar baby,” etc.).
If the baby is perceived as a threat, the dreamer might be afraid of an accidental pregnancy, as in Abortion. Also, it may suggest fear of letting go of one’s children.
In another context, longing for rebirth and a new beginning. Always ask yourself what you would do differently if you could start over again.
Folklore: A child in a dream always promises good luck and happiness, unless the baby is not feeling well, which means bad luck in love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The bag, with all one’s personal belongings and money, represents this social ability to get places and cope. Occasionally loss of childbearing function. Idioms: bag and baggage; in the bag; pack one’s bag. See examples in clothes, luggage; knapsack; suitcase. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
An empty ballroom shows a longing for company and / or family. Intricate dancing symbolizes an ability to do well in anything you try.
To see others dancing means you will get pleasure from someone else’s good fortune.
To be dancing yourself means you will get pleasure from work that you do yourself.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To see a famous musical band in your dream, symbolizes a sense of belonging.
To understand the deeper meaning of your dream, think about whether you were chasing the band (wanting to belong), accepted by the band (feeling like you belong) and so on.
If your dream focuses on a certain band member, this could be a straight-forward dream of romantic attraction.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Bars are either a warning about unrealistic wishes or indicate your longing for a person who is far away.... Dreamers Dictionary
A scary place where, according to Jung, we lose our soul or rediscover it. It is the unconscious, the dark, the impenetrable, that which we repress.
The foundation of your life.
A longing for greater security.
You are coming into contact with your unconscious.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
According to Jung, bed is always a place of security and caring, also the symbol of Sleep, and the unconscious.
The place where people are born and die; the symbol of the circle of life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A neatly-made bed means you feel in control.
A messy bed represents a difficult relationship.
To dream of shopping for a bed, or buying a bed, represents your longing to find happiness in a love relationship.
To dream of going to bed with a stranger suggests that you are making friends too fast. You need to be more cautious.
A dream of being in the bedroom with someone you know indicates they are important to you in some way, or possibly that you are developing romantic feelings for them. Dreaming of something under the bed means someone in your life is being untruthful. Also see “Bunk Beds”, “Sheets” and “Sex”... My Dream Interpretation
The bees represent her progeny, and the honeycomb represents her money.
A beehive in a dream also means a castle or citadel.
The bees represent its dwellers, and its honeycombs represent their property or belongings.
A beehive in a dream also could mean distress, sadness, or the outcome of patience, or the consequences of abstaining from offering devotion or any serious input. (Also see Bees; Beekeeper)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of seeing a bellows, distant friends are longing to see you.
To hear one, occult knowledge will be obtained by the help of powerful means. One fallen into disuse, portends you have wasted energies under misguiding impulses.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The life cycle of a bird has so many similarities with important human stages of maturity we frequently use it to represent oneself, as in the example. Pauline uses the bird to depict her own urge to be independent of her mother’s influence, opinions, likes, dislikes and decisions. Later in the dream her mother hands Pauline the ribbon to hold, suggesting an offer of independence. As soon as she lets go of the ribbon, a huge black bird attacks the ribboned one.
The ribbons are a reference to Pauline’s own girlhood. When she lets go of her girlhood, moving towards independent womanhood, she feels threatened by the internalised negative side of her mother, such as her possessiveness—the black bird. Internalised means all the standards, self controls she learned from her life with her mother, which she now carries within her even if absent from her mother.
General: Imagination; intuition, the mind; thoughts, our spiritual longings; expanded awareness—in this form, perhaps a large bird which can fly high. Because wider—or spiritual—awareness means looking beyond the usual boundaries of what we see, this may be painful. Hatching from the egg; our birth and infancy.
The nest: home; family environment; security, even the womb. Leaving the nest: gaining independence. Making a nest: home building; parental urges. Flying: rising above something; independence; freedom; self expression.
Freud said the bird represents the male phallus, and flying means the sexual act. Many languages use the word bird’ to mean woman. In Italy it alludes to penis.
The bird is also used to denote the sense of death and survival. Bluebird: especially represents the spint or soul after death. Baby bird: our own childhood, as in the following example.
The old lady is once more reference to the mother, to whom the bird is first connected before moving on to the difficulty of independence. Example: An old lady made room for me to sit at the end of one of the three seats of a bus. As we drove away a very large chicken-size baby bird flew in. It had short stubby wings and yellow down, but flew expenly. I believe it first landed on the lady and chirped squeakily. But in its squeaks it actually spoke, saying it had lost its mother. It sounded as if it were crying (Andrew). Idioms: charm the birds from the trees; a bird told me; bird has flown; bird in the hand, bird of ill omen; free as a bird, odd bird. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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.
The stork is a symbol of new life and new beginnings.
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
Color Therapy: Blue has antiseptic, cooling, and constricting qualities. It supports healing in case of hyperthyroidism, sore throat, inflammation, fever, ear infection, mental exhaustion, nervousness, high blood pressure, and anxiety.
Depth Psychology: The color of “faraway places” and of infinity, blue is a symbol of faith, longing, and relaxation—but also of turning within, back to the true self, back to the “I.”... Dreamers Dictionary
If you appear too fat or ill: you are dealing with either physical health issues or emotional burdens—get rid of them! If you are looking at a “growing” body—for a man: improvement in his social position; for a young girl: a secret love; for a young woman: pregnancy; for an older woman: receiving something of substance. Taking off your clothes: certain actions are making you feel ashamed. See Nakedness. Seeing someone else naked: in erotic dreams, it means you are longing for love. In an “unemotional” dream, it means a surprising discovery. Seeing an injured body: you will have to do with less or have to forego something. See House.
Depth Psychology: The body always represents sexual needs or the desire for an erotic relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you have been fastened in your room by some other person, is a sign of trouble ahead, largely due to your own greed or selfishness, perhaps owing to some untruth on your part. Think carefully over your conduct. ... Mystic Dream Book
An empty bowl means you are worried about the future, and you are waiting for an invitation that is never going to come. See Vessel.... Dreamers Dictionary
1- Considered to be one of the most often dreamed about parts of the bodv. it is the svmbolism of the nourishment and love belonging to motherhood that is most often understood.
For a man to dream of breasts usually indicates his unconscious connection with his mother or the nurturing principle.
2- While intellectually we deny the need for mothering or ‘smother- love’, psychologically this need surfaces when we are under stress and usually comes up as the dream image of breasts.
3- Motherhood, protection and love.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be drawn into an intimate relationship with the Lord. It is also a representation of the things that you have joined yourself to.
• The wedding ceremony is a covenant ritual that symbolizes two people giving themselves completely to one another. In the Old Testament when two people performed a covenant ritual, they were saying, “All my strengths belong to you. All my possessions belong to you. Nothing I own belongs to me alone.” • Keep this imagery in mind when considering both the Bride and Bridegroom as a symbol in your dreams and visions.
• Dreams • Positive: Relevant for both Bride and Groom • The image of a bride is a picture of someone willingly entering into a covenant with someone else. We as the church are called the Bride of Christ. It represents purity, belonging and giving everything to the one you love.
• Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish • Bride • If you have a vision of being a bride, the Lord is calling you into an intimate relationship with Him.
To put aside all your own striving and works and to let Him lead and be in control.
Relevant for both Bride and Groom • If you dream of being married to someone that you do not like, it could be an indication that you have ‘joined yourself’ to something that is not of the Lord.
• It is worth mentioning that just because you dream of marrying someone is NOT an indication that you will really marry them. Keep in mind that the people and objects in your dreams are symbolic.
• Visions • If you flow in intercession it is common to see the church as the Bride of Christ. We have often see her as a bride that was beaten and dirty.
The Lord wanted us to pray that she would rise up and be healed from all the attacks of the enemy.
• The Lord is also calling her to rise up and to be beautiful in His sight.
For the church to be without spot or wrinkle means to bring her to a place of being fully in love with her Bridegroom. Only once she is perfected in love will she be without spot.
• Here John the Baptist shares how the church will be the bride of Christ, but how he is simply the friend of the bridegroom, not yet having entered into the New Covenant that Jesus brought through His death.
• John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: my joy therefore is completed.
Wedding, Woman, Wife.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
Standing in the middle of: A critical decision that is very difficult. Look to see what lies on each side of the bridge for greater detail.
Birth and death. Bridges span a gulf, and by so doing allow a soul to move freely from one state to the next.
Connections and communication.
If the bridge reaches to someone who is far away, or someone with whom communication has been severed, this may indicate a longing or need to reconnect to that individual.
Is the bridge on fire} If so, be absolutely certain that whatever this overpass represents is a bridge that you really want to burn.... The Language of Dreams
2- Any grouping of the masculine usually alerts us to the many sides and aspects of the masculine personality.
3- The Priesthood.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- If we dream of being in a bus we are coming to terms with the way we handle group relationships, and new directions we need to take in company with others.
2- We may be experiencing the need to be an individual, while at the same time belonging to a group with a common purpose.
3- The Greater Good.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be aware of eating human flesh may indicate our dislike of unsuitable foods or actions. There is often a part of ourselves we have not ‘internalised’ which we need to absorb.
2- Eating human flesh in a dream can mean that we are taking in wrong information.
3- Absorbing powers or qualities belonging to someone else.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If it is made of wood, then it represents a fallacious and a deceptive person.
If the ceiling looks as if it were going to cave over one’s head in a dream, it means being afraid of someone in authority.
If consequently some dirt falls over his shirt from the ceiling in the dream, it means that he will receive money in compensation for his pain and sufferings.
If the central pillar that holds the ceiling cracks and falls in the dream, it means the death of the man of that house.
If the ceiling collapses in the dream, it means the death of the man of that house. Ifone hides under a roofin a dream, it means that he will enter his house and rob his family’s belongings. Ifwater is leaking from one’s ceiling in a dream, it means crying in that house for the sake of a departed soul or crying because of a sick person in that family.
If rain dissolves the ceiling in a dream, it means loss of money and falling-out from grace.
If one sees himself standing on the ceiling of his house and cannot come down in the dream, it means his imprisonment. In a dream, the central beam that carries the ceiling represents a hypocrite who supports the business of an alliance of profiteers. Should the central beam break down and fall in the dream, it means that such a person will be removed from his office.
If the ceiling falls over someone’s head in a dream, it means that punishment and sufferings will befall him too. Ifone sees the stars under the roofof his house in a dream, it means that his ceiling may actually cave-in. (Also see Cave-in)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: A sign pointing to unhappiness in love relationships (the partner is unfaithful or wasteful).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The child represents the essential in us that we want to see mature. We are supposed to tell the truth (“children and fools speak the truth”) and be less complicated (“if you become like children...”).
If women dream about a child, it is usually because they are longing to have one, or that they are looking for something new, meaning a change in lifestyle is about to happen.
Also a symbol of the prime of life and continuity.
A sick child points to emotional difficulties. Pay attention to what attitude the child has in the dream! These attitudes want to be supported and made conscious.
According to Freud, the child may represent self- regression or one’s own genitals (“my little one,” my penis). It is still true today that regressive tendencies are involved when an adult dreams about a child.
However, we ought not to dismiss Freud’s belief that “reclaiming one’s own childlike simplicity” can also be a positive process that allows us in later years to become lively and even revive a sense of eroticism.
The symbol of the child appearing in a dream is always connected to vitality, the joy of life, and also sexuality.
Folklore: Growing family.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If in the garden of the Gethsemane, sorrowing adversity will fill your soul, great longings for change and absent objects of love will be felt.
To see him in the temple scourging the traders, denotes that evil enemies will be defeated and honest endeavors will prevail. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A deserted city may portray our feelings of having been neglected by others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A deserted city may portray our feelings of having been neglected by others.
2- A city usually has a core community, and we sometimes represent the place of work or opportunity in this way.
3- A spiritual community to which we belong can be represented by a city, sincc a city was originally given status becausc it had a cathedral.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the climb takes a lot of effort or is difficult: many problems need to be overcome before you are rewarded for your efforts. Climbing a high mountain: difficult obligations in your life have to be concluded. In the case of men, this dream symbol often indicates fear of sexual dysfunction. Climbing a steep mountain with your intimate partner: you desire sexual climax.
Depth Psychology: This dream symbol is always seen as a form of spiritual renewal.
If the dream has sexual connotations: you are longing to reach orgasm.
The dream could also raise such questions as: are you climbing the social ladder? Do you find the climb difficult? What else do you see on your climb? See Mountain, Rock.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- Clothes can often act as a protection against being touched. This protection may also be against having the real self violated. Clothes can conceal or reveal. In covering up nudity they conceal our perceived imperfections and, by implication, disguise our sexuality. In revealing certain parts of us our dreams may show in what ways we are v ulnerable. Getting undressed can suggest the shedding of old beliefs and inhibitions. Losing one’s clothes or being naked highlights our vulnerability and fears. Dressing inappropriately, e.g. wearing formal clothes on a casual occasion and vice versa When we find ourselves in this position in a dream, we are conscious of our own difficulty in ‘fitting in’ with other people. It will depend 011 the dream scenario whether we are surprised or distressed. and it is often the emotion that we experience which gives us the correct interpretation. We may be deliberately not conforming to others’ perception of us, or trying to conform too much in adopting a certain role.
The colour of the clothing is often significant (see Colour). Clothes being worn by someone to whom they do not belong There is confusion in the dreamer’s mind as to which roles are appropriate for each character.
A man wearing woman’s clothing The dreamer needs to be more conscious of their feminine side.
A uniform on a woman The dreamer is highlighting the need to be aware of the more disciplined and masculine side of their personality. Changing clothes We are attempting to change our image. Clothes that have been cut short We may be outgrowing former pleasures and need to look to pastures new for our entertainment. Pretty clothes We have much to appreciate in our lives. Clothes belonging to a particular person We are being reminded of that person, even though we are aware that they cannot necessarily be with us.
Various articles of clothing are believed to have certain symbolic meanings:
Coat/Shawl (and especially a cloak) A coat can suggest warmth and love, but also protection. This protection can be either physical or emotional, and particularly in the case of a cloak, can be the spiritual protection of Faith.
A sheepskin coat may emphasise this significance (also see Sheep in Animals). Fear of losing the coat can suggest the fear of losing faith and belief.
The coat may be too short, or not thick enough We may be fearful that our love, or the protection we have, is not adequate for our needs.
Gloves - also see individual entry The meaning of gloves can be ambivalent. They can represent covering and protecting oneself, but also ‘showing one’s hand’ and challenging the status quo.
A hat is a symbol of wisdom and the intellect and also of protection. It can also signify both spirituality and sexuality, depending 011 the other aspects of the dream.
Pyjamas suggest relaxation and hence openness.
Raincoat A raincoat again holds the symbolism of protection, but this time against other people’s emotional onslaught. Very occasionally it may suggest some kind of wish to return to a womb- like state.
Shirt A shirt can suggest appropriate action, but also, as in a hair shirt, grief and pcnitencc.
Shoes signify our ability or otherwise to be grounded and in touch with everyday life.
Recognising shoes that we, or others, arc wearing in a dream are strange alerts us to an adjustment that needs to be made to our attitude to life. Lacing up shoes in a dream is supposed to be a well-known symbol of death as are shoes on a table. Tie A tie in can have several significances in dreams.
For some it can represent correctness and good behaviour, and for others, presumably because of its shape, it will signify the phallus.
When we dream of underclothes - whether our own or other people’s we arc considering hidden attitudes to self-image or sexuality.
Veil or veil-like garments (also see individual entry) When we, or others, are wearing a veil we are either trying to hide something, or arc only partially accepting knowledge about ourselves or our relationship to others.
3- Clothes can suggest spiritual protection.
For instance, certain types of clothes will highlight roles and status.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The colour of the clothing is often significant. Clothes being worn by someone to whom they do not belong indicate there is confusion in the our mind as to which roles are appropriate for each character.
If a man is wearing woman’s clothing it shows that we need to be more conscious of our feminine side.
A uniform on a woman highlights the need to be aware of the more disciplined and masculine side of our personality.
If we are changing clothes we are attempting, or perhaps need to consider how, to change our image. Clothes that have been cut short indicate that we may be outgrowing former pleasures and need to look to pastures new for our entertainment, whereas particularly pretty clothes show we have much to appreciate in our lives.
If we are aware that clothes belonging to a particular person then we are being reminded of that person, even though we are aware that they cannot necessarily be with us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Depth Psychology: The coat of arms is a symbol of your character and personality. It is a sign of what you have already achieved or want to try to achieve (if the coat of arms is beautifid). Seeing a coat of arms designated in the dream as belonging to your own family: if the coat of arms has the figure of an animal, look under the respective entry (for instance, see Eagle). See Name.... Dreamers Dictionary
The 64-million dollar question: “How do you feel about religion?”
In addition, important here is the dual nature of bread and wine, which mirror a duality: the material versus the spiritual world.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Folklore: Be careful in matters of love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Looking at one or more cows is a sign of personal good luck, unless the cows are malnourished, in which ease it means bad luck.
A cow barn means a recovery from an illness soon. Watching while someone else is milking a cow: you suspect that somebody is taking advantage of you. Being chased by a cow: through sheer stupidity one of your friends is becoming a danger to you.
Depth Psychology: The cow is a symbol of femininity, longing, and motherhood. In a woman’s dream, it can indicate sexual desire that can be found only in the safety of a sound relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
The few exceptions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disappeared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).
Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut problem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.
The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the example. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one becomes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a centre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.
The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.
A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological development. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.
If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.
The integration of experience.
which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.
Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.
1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.
2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method successfully.
3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.
4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular formation of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’
5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection between two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.
6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effective sewing machine.
The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing machine.
7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.
8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.
The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.
To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.
If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.
If the question still needs further insight, before going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.
For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.
In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.
If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need restructuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The dreamer will travel a long distance from home and form new relations. Fatal illness may also be the sad omen of this dream.
To dream that you wear a crown, signifies loss of personal property.
To dream of crowning a person, denotes your own worthiness.
To dream of talking with the President of the United States, denotes that you are interested in affairs of state, and sometimes show a great longing to be a politician. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you’re in love with a boy who you don’t like in real life, your dream could be telling you that you are overlooking good qualities in that person that makes him worth crushing on. Or, it could mean that he has some personality trait (like being outgoing or sporty) that you wish you had yourself.
If you dream that one of your friends is kissing or dating your crush, you may not be getting as much as you want out of your love relationship. This dream can also indicate that you are envious of a quality that your friend has - you wish you were more like her in some way.
If you dream of kissing or dating a friend’s crush, your dream is actually about your friend and not the guy. Your friend has certain qualities that you wish you had yourself. Also, you may feel like you’re not as close to this friend as you want to be these days.
To dream about a former crush refers to that particular period in your life and what you were feeling.
If you dream that somebody has a crush on you, then it represent your own positive sense of worthiness and self-esteem.
If you dream of crushing on someone who you’ve never met in real life, your heart is longing for a true love to call your own.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Dates in mens dreams are always a symbol of female sex organs, sexual desires, and the longing for love.... Dreamers Dictionary
The struggle with paternal authority or power within oneself is often represented as the devil.
If we change our code of conduct, we may meet the devil because we release the previously unlived area of self. As Pan: the same, except that Pan represents losing oneself to the natural urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- In previous times, the figure of the Devil was one to be feared and hated. As the wilder, more Pagan side of ourselves the conventional figure with horns and a tale will often appear in dreams. It is almost as though it has been given ‘life’ by the way that people concentrate on it. Once it is understood as something to be confronted. as something belonging to all of us, the Devil loses it potency.
2- As a personification of the evil side of ourselves, we often need to have an object to confront. In dreams, as in fantasies, the Devil allows us to do this.
If we fear our own wrongdoing, that fear can also manifest as the Devil.
3- fhe Devil is the personification of Evil, or Lucifer.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing doves: you are either lucky at the game table, or you will receive very pleasant news. Feeding doves: your altruism is much appreciated. Seeing doves on a roof: a warning to be satisfied with what you have. Hearing doves cooing: you are making peace with a loved one; also you will be given advice and you must follow it. Watching doves in the sky: your contact with important people makes new connections possible.
Depth Psychology: The dove is the bird of Eros, and also of Venus, a symbol of tender love. Are you longing for more peace, contentment, or harmony? Follow your inner voice! See Bird. Flying.... Dreamers Dictionary
If one succeeds in touching the feelings and memories usually connected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.
Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplification (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.
In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.
The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.
If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream. It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.
dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually private areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new information to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self understanding and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.
Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming experiments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a problem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.
The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.
Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, businessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pronounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the techniques in dream processing.
Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bedroom. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done something he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’
dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been connected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consideration of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.
A lay person finding their own approach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposition, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Joseph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.
The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.
The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, sometimes results in the communication of human personality being of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical problem or a brain malfunction.
If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.
In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.
The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.
An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amazing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shimmering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.
A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, demons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experience. Nothing is impossible.
If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’
Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vision, God, with many different names—politics, money, devils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is difficult. It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.
The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deepest sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.
The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.
The unconscious mind, if its function is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a propensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the individual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.
If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.
For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.
The unconscious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.
The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.
The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.
If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.
If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.
It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and concepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.
Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.
To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible. It is a god in its achievement.
To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the difference is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward. It is the spiritual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.
For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.
dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).
The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).
The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).
The dream process was used much more widely throughout history in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep movements).
Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.
The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.
A feature which people who use their dreams as a therapeutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any important healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witnessing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.
The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.
There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents. It is in the searching for associated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unification of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.
The result is an extraordinary process of education. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If in company with someone of the opposite sex, or a group: taking in the pleasure or otherwise of the relationship or group. Sometimes connected with childhood emotional need See alcohol. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If he is a poor person, then it means that he will meet his financial obligations with ease.
If he is under stress, it means that he will become free from such burdens.
If he is a craftsman, it means that he will master his craft or acquire authority equal in dominance to the beauty and perfection, size and details of such a dwelling he saw in the dream.lfhe is in sin, it means that he will repent.
The spaciousness or tightness of one’s dwellings in a dream represents his finances, knowledge, sharing, hospitality and generosity.lfone’s own dwellings looked renovated in a dream, it means regaining or developing one’s business for the better. Its fresh paint means fulfilling one’s religious commitments. Its tiles or marble floors represent his pleasures or wife. Dwellings of solid iron cast means longevity and authority.
If one enters an unknown house and finds departed souls dwelling therein in a dream, it means that he has entered the realms of the hereafter.
If such dwellings are built of mud or plaster, this will be a reflection on his adverse conditions.
If one enters such dwellings, then walks out of it in a dream, it means that he will become sick and nearly die of his illness before he recovers from it.
If one walks out of it angry in a dream, it means that he will be imprisoned.
If he sees someone entering his house in a dream, it means that someone will know his intimate life, or that an insolent person will become a close family friend, then betray his trust and have a secret affairs with one’s wife.
If one sees his dwellings crumbling or caving in on him in a dream, it means that he will receive an inheritance from the belongings of a deceased relative. Building a dwelling for oneself or for others in a dream means the death of a relative or of one’s child, or it could mean divorcing one’s wife. Dwellings in a dream also represent a transient station. Ifthe dwelling is built from an unsuitable construction material in the dream, it means that one’s source of income is unlawful. One’s dwellings in a dream also represent his physical form, carnal self and substance. Demolishing a new home in a dream means evil and adversities. (Also see Cage; Glass house; House)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Sun rises in the East.
A dream about the East is almost always connected with a longing for higher consciousness, greater clarity, and better self-understanding.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Easter eggs are a symbol of fertility and the desire for physical love. See Egg. Easter, on the other hand, symbolizes your longing for redemption in a certain matter.... Dreamers Dictionary
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Dreaming about an eel: good news or the positive outcome of a project. Catching an eel: a new business deal is proceeding successfully, but people around it are envious.
If you are ill, the eel may be a sign that you are getting well and will have more energy.
If the eel is squirming: look out for a “smooth operator.” Numerous eels in the water: a longing for sexual orgasm.
Depth Psychology: The eel is a sign of temptation and usually symbolizes hidden sexual desires. See Fish, Serpent.... Dreamers Dictionary
According to Freud, female sexuality and motherhood.
ASTROLOGY: Symbol for Cancer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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
Depth Psychology: Someone is embracing you: a person wants to “possess you” completely, or vice versa.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: If you are single, you are longing for love, marriage, or family; married people want to improve their relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
The color of the evening gown has great symbolic importance.
As a “wishful dream”: a longing for social advancement. It may be that there is happiness about reaching it, or a failure to know how to handle it.
Folklore: The more beautifully the woman is dressed, the worse the omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Folklore: News about a Birth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- In dream imagery, in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to certain qualities, animals may be shown as having characteristics belonging to other creatures. Archctypally, there arc many combinations which arc possible and which will give unlimited potential to the creative abilities within the dreamer (see Archetypes).
The dreamer is being shown that there is Freedom from conventional principles.
2- Given the freedom to crcate, the mind can produce both the fantastic and the grotesque. Such fabulous beasts are the result of trying to reconcile these two polarities.
3- Fearsome and terrifying powers of nature arc represented in this interpretation.
The dreamer should be aware of his own ‘animalistic’ power and whether he can control it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For women who change partners frequently, the dream is the personification of a bad conscience (particularly if her father— when she was a child—was the primary disciplinarian).
If you yourself are the father, it means you will “create” a life. Speaking to your father: you have a suppressed longing to lean on someone or to be guided by someone. Seeing your own father: you feel you are bringing shame to your family and owe your father an apology. Dreaming about your deceased father: help is on the way or someone is making you very happy.
Depth Psychology: A father figure in a dream means a confrontation with your boss or with a person in authority. See Pastor, Physician, Priest, Teacher. You feel imprisoned. Sometimes the dream reminds you of a person who has stood by you and has given you advice in the past. What has your father contributed to the person you are today? What do you have in common with him? See Mother.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Eating figs means expectations and hopes in matters of love will be fulfilled soon. Seeing dried figs means your assets are shrinking. Someone is giving you figs: a friendly relationship becomes more intense. Seeing a fig tree: hold your sexual urges in check. You see one or several figs: you are longing for love.
Depth Psychology: The fig is a symbol of sexual needs and erotic adventures.
The fig leaf means innocence and chastity that you would like to parade in front of other people.
The fig tree warns you about one-sided desires for purely sexual gratification.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- Fireworks can have the same significance as an explosion.
A release of energy or emotion can have quite a spectacular effect on us, or on people around us.
3- There is an excess of spiritual emotion which needs to be channelled properly in order to prevent it shooting off in all directions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of catching a fish represents important insights about yourself and your life which have been brought to the surface.
To dream about eating fish symbolizes your beliefs, spirituality, luck and energy. Think about the phrase, “Food for the soul.” To see a dead or dying fish, signifies disappointment and loss of power or money.
To dream of cooking fish indicates that you are incorporating your new realizations with your spiritual feelings and knowledge.
To dream that you are cleaning fish suggests that you are changing your emotional expression in a way that you think makes you seem better or more acceptable to others. You are not expressing how you completely feel.
To dream of catching a fish predicts personal success.
The bigger the fish, the bigger your success will be.
A dream of trying to hold a fish which wriggles out of your grasp, means a relationship isn’t satisfying you, or you are having trouble hooking up with someone you care about. You must be prepared to lower your sights or find a new match.
If you dream of being a fish, it could be an expression of your spiritual desires, or your romantic longings.
If you were caught in the dream (in a net, or on a hook), you might find yourself “caught” in a complicated life situation. Look to your values for the answer, or imagine how the person you want to be in 5 years would deal with all of this.... My Dream Interpretation
2- When we dream of belonging to a group, our personal behaviour can quite often be different from that of others, and we may be alerted to this by dreaming of a flock.
3- A flock can be symbolic of our spiritual beliefs, and our faith in that what we are following is the correct path.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
According to Freud, a symbol for women and femininity in general.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For further clarification you might like to consult spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The garden is the place where our soul joins nature. It symbolizes longing, fertility, and a satisfying love life.
A place of harmony and relaxation (as well as sin, as in the “Garden of Eden’), a place to become grounded and a place of civilized nature, corresponding to a “civilized” inner life. It is the domestic, fenced-in area in contrast to the untamed Field, or even Forest. Stepping into a garden is like retreating from the harshness of the outside world, looking for protection and relaxation. In Egypt the garden has always been the symbol for woman. According to Freud, female sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A ghost which feels solid: the dreamer is ‘touching’ aspects of their own mind or awareness existing beyond preconceived ideas and beliefs.
Example: ‘So frequently do I dream of the house and the town I lived in as a child, I wonder if I do indeed haunt the house by dreaming of it. I must tell you I believe that a traumatic incident, which happened when I was 20, is involved. I was playing the piano downstairs when I heard a gun fired. On searching I found my father lying dead upstairs in an attic. He had shot his brains out. I took the scene in, never to be forgotten, in one horrified moment’ (Barbara T). Some people believe that, because of such incidents as described, in their dreams the living haunt a place. Seeing a ghost while awake can still be considered as connected with the dream process. See third example under husband. See also hallucination. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- We may be resurrecting old memories or feelings in order to understand our own actions. By putting ourselves in touch with what is dead and gone we can take appropriate action in the here and now.
3- If a ghost appears in a dream we may be alerted to our past states of being in which case we should try to identify these, and acknowledge that we have moved on.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in our mind, or we need to search for – and find – qualities belonging to the friend in her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- When we dream of God we are acknowledging to ourselves that there is a higher power in charge. We connect with all humanitv. and therefore have a right to a certain set of moral beliefs. We all have needs for love and approval which can only be met through our understanding of our childhood. In a woman’s dream, dreaming of mythical gods will help her to understand various aspects of her own personality. In a man’s dream lie is linking with his own masculinitv and his sense of belonging to himself, and therefore to the rest of humanity.
2- fhe powerful emotions we sometimes experience may be connectcd with our tremendous childhood need for love and parental approval. Often these emotions can be personalised and recognised in the figures of mythical gods. Adonis signifies health, beautv and self-adoration.
Apollo signifies the Sun, and taught Chiron the art of healing. It is interesting that although Heracles was taught the art of healing by Chiron, when lie accidentally shot Chiron the latter was not able to accept healing from him. Jehovah, in the sense of a vengeful god, alerts us to the negative side of power. Mars as the god of war symbolises the drive we require to succeed. Mercury (or Hermes) suggests communication, often of a sensitive sort. He is the patron of magic. Zeus is the king of the gods and signifies fathering in both its positive and negative forms.
3- Spiritually; we are aware of a greater power. Christian belief holds to one God, although manifesting in three forms - Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Other religions attribute the powers to various Gods. As we grow in understanding, we can appreciate the relevance of both beliefs and can begin to understand God as an all- pervading energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- The game of golf can represent many things in a dream sequence. As with many games, it can represent belonging to a team, but conversely it can also represent our own individual achievement.
To be playing such a game indicates that we need freedom of movement and clarity of vision.
2- Playing golf can often represent our need to show our prowess, to be able literally to drive as far as we can, and often is used within the context of business acumen.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A field of grain points to the “Fields of Life” and the “Field of Experience.” Here is a chance to find out what you have to work on.
If you are a city person, the image of peace and quiet indicates a longing for a more natural life and relaxation. It relates to the idea that life bears fruit and brings maturity. Grain nourishes.
Folklore: A sign of luck. Success after hard work.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The condition of the grass is important. Fresh green grass means health; dried-out, crushed grass means dissatisfaction, illness; grass that is too high and growing wild means unrealistic ideas. Also, as in marijuana, a longing for freedom, enlightenment, and relaxation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Gypsies are a symbol of freedom, individuality, and intuition (beyond the control of logic). Arc you trying to ignore the conventional standards of society? Sometimes the dream is a warning about conniving people. See Astrology, Fortune-teller.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a rich person ties a strand of hair to a bun of his own in a dream, it means increase of his wealth and growth of his business based on a business loan or a mortgage.
If a poor person sees that in a dream, it means that he will borrow money to pay for his debts and still borrow more money to pay for his daily expenses.
If one sees his straight hair frizzed or curled in a dream, it means that he will be honored, and if he sees his frizzed hair straight in a dream, it means that he will suffer from humiliation or lose his rank.
If one with a straight and lanky hair sees it longer than usual in a dream, it means that money belonging to someone for whom he works will be distributed, wasted, or lost.
If one’s hair is soft and lanky but still looks longer than usual in a dream, it means that his manager’s authority will expand, and his interests will diversify.
If a strong man or a warrior sees himself having a bun of hair in a dream, it means protection and respect inspired by a strong personality. Otherwise, if he is rich in the dream, a bun here means more wealth, and if he is a poor, it represents his debts.
If one’s hair looks curly in a dream, it means that power, honor and praises will be the lot of his superior.
If a woman sees her hair straight in a dream, it denotes benefits and particularly if she uses a hair pieces or a wig as part of her makeup. Women receive benefits from braiding their hair in a dream and it means saving money or investing it. Otherwise, if a poor person, or a blind person braids his or her hair in a dream, then it means complications and difficulties, and particularly when they are accustomed to doing so.
If a sick woman sees herself braiding her hair in a dream, it means that she will die from her illness.
If one sees his hair long to the extent that he could braid it together with his beard in a dream, it means debts. Shaving one’s moustache, or under one’s armpit in a dream means paying one’s debts, dispelling distress, or following good hygiene’s. Braiding one’s hair in a dream also means mastering one’s craft. Shaving one’s head during the pilgrimage season in a dream means safety and protection. Shortening one’s hair, or removing unwanted hair during makeup in a dream means dispelling stress, or being coerced to pay one’s debts.
If a thief or a fugitive sees himself grabbing to his own long and lanky horse like hair in a dream, it means that he will be captured.
If one sees himself having hair like that of a hog in a dream, it connotes major calamities.
If an unhappy person sees himself hairy in a dream, it means aggravation of his depression and unhappiness, while if a happy person sees himself hairy in a dream, it means increase of his happiness.
The black hair of a woman in a dream represents her husband’s love for her.
If a woman sees herself wearing a veil, or putting on a head piece in a dream, it means a journey that will take her husband away from her from sometime, or a journey from which he may never return.
If she sees people looking at her hair in a dream, it means that she will suffer slander and defamation.
If a man sees himself with horns formed from his own hair in a dream, it means might and adroitness.
If one sees the hair in the back of his head dishevelled or rumpled in a dream, it means that he will suffer humiliation.
If he sees his hair on the right side of his head tousled in a dream, it means that he will molest male children from among his relatives.
If he sees his hair on the left side of his head tousled, or dishevelled in a dream, it means that he will molest female children from among his relatives.
If one does not have relatives, it means that he will suffer harm from his evil actions.
If one sees long hair under his armpit in a dream, it means he will attain his goal, or it could denote his generous character.
If he sees it thick in a dream, it denotes his thirst for knowledge, search for a business, or profiting through patience and endurance.
If one sees his hair infested with lice in a dream, it means that he has a large family.
If one sees his hair longer or thicker, and if he wishes in the dream to have that in wakefulness, it means that he will attain his goals, pay his debts, or prosper.
If the length or thickness of one’s hair is uncommon, and if one feels no offense to walk with it in the streets in his dream, it means debts, distress and inability to take care of one’s family. Long hair in a dream also means naughtiness and adversities. Thick and long hair in a dream also can be interpreted as having many children, or it could represent fear of wrongdoing, or thinking about an important person, or it could represent common daily concerns. Having less hair in a dream means diminishing difficulties.
If one sees someone pulling out his hair in a dream, it means that he may have to face a financial disaster.
If a woman sees a strand of her hair being cut in a dream, it means a fight between her and her husband, or it could mean that someone is encouraging her husband to seek another woman.
If one sees himself grooming his hair with oily dressing in a dream, it means adorning oneself for the world.
If the oil runs over one’s face in the dream, it means trouble. Discovering a bad odor emanating from one’s hair in the dream means hearing praises. Delousing one’s hair in a dream means discovering some of one’s own faults.
If some lice fall during the combing of one’s hair in a dream, it means that he will spend a portion of his inheritance in charity, or that he will clean his act, or correct his attitude.
If one sees his hair growing anew in a dream, it means that he may lose most of his wealth.
If one sees hair growing on his face where hair does not usually grow in a dream, it means debts.
If one sees hair growing in the palm of his hand in a dream, it means benefits from a business.
A hairy chest, or hair growing over one’s tongue in a dream means wisdom, clarity, or diligence, except if it grows beyond control, then it becomes adversities, stress, sorrows, debts and so forth.
If one sees the hair on his forearm scattering, or falling in a dream, it means that he may lose all his savings. Braiding the hair of one’s legs in a dream means earning money through improper methods, or engaging in something which contradicts the divine laws. Woman’s hair in a dream represents her protection, husband or family. Hair in a dream also denotes farming, money, a wife, a husband or marriage.
If one’s hair looks ugly and smelly in a dream, it represents the living condition or the state of the husband and wife. Nicely combing one’s hair in a dream means loyalty and fulfilling a promise. As for a person who lacks loyalty, shaving his hair or cutting it short in a dream means squandering money, though in general shortening one’s hair means knowledge and guidance. Combing the hair of one’s wife in a dream means divorce. Good looking hair in a dream represents a person of good character. Hair in a dream also means feeling apprehensive about something.
If one’s hair turns into an animal’s hair in a dream, it means toiling and difficulties.
If a poor person sees that dream, it means that his basic needs will be adequately satisfied.
The eyebrows, eyelashes, hairy arms, hairy legs and a hairy chest in a dream also represent man’s virility, beauty, protection, or lasting wealth. Hair in one’s ears in a dream means knowledge, or admonition. Seeing hair in one’s noses in a dream represents a beneficial thing one breezes, though it may involve some hidden trouble, or it could mean money. Hair covering woman’s body in a dream means remaining celibate and for a married woman it means taking care of her parents and children.
A hairy child in a dream means longevity.
If a beardless man sees himself hairy in a dream, it means that his wife will soon be pregnant.
If one’s hair turns white in a dream, it means loss of money for a rich person, or paying the debts of a poor person. (See Black hair; Dye; Shaving; Strand of hair) ... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A symbol of wealth and fertility. In mythology, cutting off the hair is the equivalent of castration. Samson was robbed of his strength when Delilah cut off his locks. Hair for men is a sign of freedom; for women, long hair is a sign of femininity. According to Robert Bly, wild men and wild women are always covered with hair. Those who dream about “hairy” beings are on the way to satisfying their own nature, longing for vitality. This longing for “the wild energies” to be set free is clearly expressed in the musical Hair, which depicts the mythology of the sixties generation.
Today, hair often appears in dreams in connection with wanting to create a certain image, one that we would like to present to the outside world. It also may refer to “splitting hairs.”
According to an ancient Indian interpretation, hair that has been cut off means grief and sorrow.
Also, hair-dreams are thought to be about close relatives. And, in addition, they may mean spiritual and intellectual property.
According to Freud, hair, as a secondary sexual characteristic, has phallic meaning. Also, according to Freud and Steckel in The Language of Dreams, dreaming of hair means castration.
In mythology, hair and beards play an important role.
The chiefs of the Masai were afraid they would lose their supernatural powers when their hair or beards were cut.
For many primitive tribes, hair was considered taboo.
To be protected from danger means never getting your hair cut. Kings in Franconia (Germany) would lose their throne if they had their hair cut. Young warriors of Teutonic tribes could cut their hair and beard only after they had killed their first enemy. Hair, therefore, seems to mean power, strength, and magical vitality.
Folklore: Abundant hair means wealth; little or gray hair, troubles.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: V\Tien women dream of stroking a hare they are longing to have children. In men’s dreams it is an unconscious need for love. W atching a hare at play: don’t spread rumors about others. Shooting a hare: losing a good friend. Men chasing a hare: they are ready and willing to engage in sexual a riven m res.
Depth Psychology: The hare, as a symbol of fertility, may be a sign that a child is “on the way. “ It might also be a sign of “mental fertility.” In a man’s dreams, it often means he wants to have a love affair.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the dreamer is a city person, the image of an Ear-of-corn or Farm might mean a romantic longing for the country and the simple life. Crop failures usually point to inferiority complexes.
Folklore: Luck (in love).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of eating hash browns represents a need for comfort. There may be an emptiness in your life which you wish to fill. Eating too many hash browns in a dream indicates a fear of lack of control over oneself, or an inability to protect oneself from self harm.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see a sow and litter of pigs, denotes abundant crops to the farmer, and advance in the affairs of others.
To hear hogs squealing, denotes unpleasant news from absent friends, and foretells disappointment by death, or failure to realize the amounts you expected in deals of importance.
To dream of feeding your own hogs, denotes an increase in your personal belongings.
To dream that you are dealing in hogs, you will accumulate considerable property, but you will have much rough work to perform. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Prosperity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Being homesick is a longing for the past. Much has changed in your life, and you now can admit that much you held dear (in relationships) has been lost.... Dreamers Dictionary
In ancient Egypt, Great tasks are ahead. Pay more attention to the people around you and to your friends. However, the task may also be to be kinder to yourself and to be, in a way, your own guest.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream that you are in a very elegant house, a castle, even a palace, you are subconsciously longing for more wealth than you possess, a higher plane of living or better social status.
If your dream house is falling apart it is a warning that your finances need bolstering.
If the house is disagreeable to you, family life may be unharmonious or frustrating, although you may not be aware of it.
The house is a symbol of the human body; hence any action connected with the house can be interpreted in terms of sexual conduct. This includes other people and their actions toward the dreamer as well as storms, fires, vehicles, furniture, and so on, in relative importance.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Hunger is a symbol of the need to be accepted, including your opinions and judgments. Even if life is secure, this dream may refer to a maybe unfounded fear of poverty. This fear needs to be held up to the light of day and reality. Are you in need of “spiritual nourishment”? Are you fasting right now? Could actual hunger be behind the dream?... Dreamers Dictionary
A warning to live unconsciously. Also “idiot” in ancient Greece meant the “nonpolitical” common man—in other words, those who were thought to be negative because they didn’t care about the community. In addition, today we use the expression “the idiot savant,” which raises the question: what does the idiot know?
Folklore: Unexpected fortune.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In the case of mother / son or father / daughter incest, the same dynamics may also come into play, hut there is the added aspect of the unequal power between parent and child. Such dreams always point to an immature sexuality on the part of the adult, who is afraid of a relationship between equals.
At the same time we should always remember with such a dream that a certain kind of masochism is involved—in the form of fear / pleasure—that resides in all of us. And we might want to be grateful when it finds expression in such dream images only! Last but not least, we also need to take into consideration the Oedipus and Electra complexes, where a child desires the parent of the opposite sex. Psychoanalytically, this stage of sexual development needs to be overcome in order to have satisfying sexual experiences with equals.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A longing for harmony and peace, wanting to leave the world; vacation. As the “island of dreams,” this image is a symbol of self, pointing to a self- directed life, autonomy, and independence. Also, a symbol of the unconscious.
ASTROLOGY: A symbol of Aquarius.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To have transactions with a Jew, you will prosper legally in important affairs.
For a young woman to dream of a Jew, omens that she will mistake flattery for truth, and find that she is only a companion for pleasure.
For a man to dream of a Jewess, denotes that his desires run parallel with voluptuousness and easy comfort. He should constitute himself woman’s defender.
For a Gentile to dream of Jews, signifies worldly cares and profit from dealing with them.
To argue with them, your reputation is endangered from a business standpoint.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- To be trapped in a jungle indicates that we are trapped by negative and frightening feelings from the unconscious with which we have not vet comc to terms.
To be conscious of having come through a jungle would indicate that we have passed through, and overcome, those aspects of our lives which we have never dared approach before. Psychologically, without the ordering of information that we receive, our minds can simply become a jungle of information. We need to use logic to apply order so that we can make sense of ourselves and our environment.
3- “fhe jungle can symbolise spiritual chaos due to its unpredictability. Spiritually for the dreamer it may be ‘a jungle out there’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2- We are sealing a pact perhaps coming to some sort of agreement. This agreement may be sexual, but it could also be one of friendship. We may also be moving towards unity. Being kissed indicates that we are appreciated and loved for ourselves.
3- A single kiss (particularly on the forehead) has often had spiritual and religious undertones, and here the image symbolises a blessing of a spiritual kind.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of a first kiss symbolizes the dreamer’s longing for love and affection. It can also mean someone is trying to deceive you in some way.
To see others kissing in your dream, suggests that you are too involved in their personal lives and relationships. You need to give them some space.
To dream of a kiss on the cheek, whether you gave or received it, symbolizes kindness and friendship.
To dream of a kiss on the hand signifies respect and kindness.
To dream of a kiss on the neck suggests that your mind and body are coming into harmony. You are gaining the confidence to act upon your feelings. This may suggest you are ready to tell someone you are attracted to, how you feel about them! To dream of a kiss on the forehead represents protection, security and affection.
To dream of a kiss on the nose symbolizes curiosity. You need to learn more about a person before you can know if they are truly right for you.
To dream that you are kissing someone else’s boyfriend or girlfriend, indicates your wish to be a relationship and to experience the energy of love.
To dream of kissing someone you don’t like symbolizes betrayal, hostility, or reconciliation with an angry friend.
If you dream of being kissed by a stranger, then your dream is one of self-discovery. You need to get better acquainted with some aspect of yourself.
To dream of kissing your ex suggests that you have been repeating old patterns of behavior in your life that are not healthy. Alternately, it can represent feelings that you still carry for this person.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Dreaming about kisses indicates unfulfilled love with a hint of eroticism. Dreaming you are kissing a stranger (man or woman): is a warning that a short-lived acquaintance will bring you nothing but trouble. Kissing a person you know: the relationship to that person will get even better. Kissing your mother you are longing for tenderness. Kissing in old person: disappointment in a love relationship.
Depth Psychology: Kisses mean that you long for love, tenderness, affection. or passion.... Dreamers Dictionary
The image of the center of life—as the sun is the center of the universe—the spark of the soul and the longing for a much sought-after object.
The light is the opposite of depression, doubt, darkness, and illness. Light means creative spirit. However, keep in mind that light and darkness contradict as well as enhance each other. Negative meaning: Blinding, bright, or dying light.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The sound of a crowd in a dream means money beside other benefits.
The bleating of sheep in a dream means distress and fear.
The neighing of horses in a dream means might and honor.
The barking of a dog in a dream means vein talk and meddling in people’s business.
The sound of a lynx in a dream means pampering oneself, or wantonness.
The cooing of pigeons in a dream means crying, sorrows or marriage.
The chirp of swallows in a dream means beneficial words.
The croaking of frogs in a dream means beatings.
The sound of bells and the hissing of snakes in a dream means a fight, an argument, a warning, or a war.
The braying of donkeys in a dream means cursing in the darkness.
The braying of mules in a dream means vein talk, or indulging in suspicious acts.
The mooing of a cow in a dream means temptation.
The gurgling of camels in a dream means travels and difficulties.
The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats. Theyowlingof a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuation.
The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, or to move from one field into another.
The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery.
The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace.
The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.
The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, or a forthcoming evil. (Also see Eavesdropping; Sound of animals; Speaking)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the wood is not split, cutting down trees may also mean a loss of energy. On the other hand, chopping wood may also be seen as aggressive action against one’s own aliveness and health.
The logger may stand for being wooden and unrefined, resulting in a stupid and dull position or attitude. In the case of a city person, there could be a romantic longing for a simpler life, as in Farmer and Craftsman.
Folklore: Great effort without gain.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be loved is to feel accepted and have a sense of belonging. In our dreams we may be trying to figure out this mystery called love.
The dream may be wish-fulfilling or compensatory in nature. It may be spiritual or practical, but always deals with a significant part of our psyche or our daily lives.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the man is known to you, then this dream may be focusing on how you perceive the particular man.
If you are a woman and dream that you are in the arms of a man, this implies that you are acknowledging your masculine traits. Perhaps you are longing to have a meaningful partnership and this is the type of man you desire.
To see an old man in your dream symbolizes intelligence and the ability to offer absolution to those you have transgressed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are a vegetarian, then dreaming of eating meat signifies a desire to fulfill a neglected longing, or you could be venting out guilt or shame. Also meat denotes substance and a desire to get to the meat of the situation. See Food and Protein.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we hear our name called in a dream, our attention is being drawn specifically to the person we arc. There is a suggestion that parents name their child so that the meaning of the name carries the biggest lesson that the child has to learn in life.
For instance, Charles means ‘man’, and Bridget means ‘strength’.
2- When we arc aware of other people’s names, we are probably also aware of the qualities that person has and it is those qualities we need to look at. When the name of a place comes up in a dream, we are considering the way we feel about that place, or something we know about it.
There may also be some word-play on the names.
3- Spiritually, when something is named it then has form and therefore meaning.
The name allows us to link with the Essential Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For singles who live with their parents: they will soon move out. Others want a love relationship, but that is not going to happen. Seeing a nest with a bird or bird eggs in it means you can continue to count on your good luck.
Depth Psychology: Seeing a nest with eggs inside: if you have been through a great deal of emotional suffering, you are about to put your troubles behind you. See Egg. But the nest also symbolizes your longing for emotional warmth, family, security, and also refers to the relationship you have with your mother (a warm nest).
The dream also suggests childhood problems. Start building your own nest now (provide for your own emotional safety)! See Chick, House.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the city was deserted or you felt alienated from the people/activity of the city, this suggests that you feel rejected by those who are currently around you.... My Dream Interpretation
For a woman to dream of nuns, foretells her widowhood, or her separation from her lover.
If she dreams that she is a nun, it portends her discontentment with present environments.
To see a dead nun, signifies despair over the unfaithfulness of loved ones, and impoverished fortune.
For one to dream that she discards the robes of her order, foretells that longing for worldly pleasures will unfit her for her chosen duties. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The nurse is the anima of the man, who is still searching for his woman-ideal. Particularly in a man’s dream, it shows the longing for a woman’s love and caring.... Dreamers Dictionary
A longing for freedom and independence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the orchard is filled with ripening fruit, it denotes recompense for faithful service to those under masters, and full fruition of designs for the leaders of enterprises. Happy homes, with loyal husbands and obedient children, for wives.
If you are in an orchard and see hogs eating the fallen fruit, it is a sign that you will lose property in trying to claim what are not really your own belongings.
To gather the ripe fruit, is a happy omen of plenty to all classes. Orchards infested with blight, denotes a miserable existence, amid joy and wealth.
To be caught in brambles, while passing through an orchard, warns you of a jealous rival, or, if married, a private but large row with your partner.
If you dream of seeing a barren orchard, opportunities to rise to higher stations in life will be ignored.
If you see one robbed of its verdure by seeming winter, it denotes that you have been careless of the future in the enjoyment of the present.
To see a storm-swept orchard, brings an unwelcome guest, or duties. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To hear the music of an orchestra, denotes that the knowledge of humanity will at all times prove you to be a much-liked person, and favors will fall unstintedly upon you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Internal and external influences are about to change your daily routine. Whether these influences are from your surroundings or self-initiated can be determined by the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
A palm branch means resurrection after sorrow and death.
Vision: Looking at a palm tree: you are entertaining romantic illusions.
The dream is a warning about losing touch uith reality. Pay more attention to what is real.
A palm tree outside: a long-held desire is coming true.
A potted, indoor palm tree: something is not going according to your wishes; you are dissatisfied.
Depth Psychology: Particularly in a woman’s dream, the palm is a sign of her erotic needs and her longing for a very masculine partner.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- The human being often has need of celebration in his or her life.
To be attending a party in a dream can indicate our need for celebration, for joining with other people to create a potentially happy atmosphere.
3- When a group celebrates a belief, which can be spiritual, it is an occasion for a party or festival.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2- In order to disentangle the various types of ‘information’ which each character brings to the dreamer, it is often necessary to decide what or who each one makes us think of. That way we will reveal the deeper meanings and connections.
An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories which may, or may not, be painful.
A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. may suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy. Sometimes, rather than trying to decipher the meaning of the dream it is enough to look at what bearing the dream character’s actions have on the dreamer’s everyday life.
To interpret why the dreamer has adopted a particular role we would need to know a little bit more about his lifestyle. When there is some conflict within the dreamer between love and aversion for a particular person, we are more likely to dream about them.
Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of the dreamer’s thoughts and feelings. Similarly; there maybe a marked contrast in the way the dreamer handles a situation with two of his dream characters. It is as though two options are being practised. Composite characters As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasise one characteristic or quality in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to it.
The fact that it is not just one person emphasises the many-faceted human being. Every- character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person. Adolescent To dream of oneself as adolescent focuses on our undeveloped side. Dreaming of an adolescent of the opposite sex usually means dealing with a suppressed part of our development.
The emotions associated with adolescence are very raw and clear and such emotions arc accessible often only through dreams. There may be conflict over freedom. Ancestors Our customs, ways of behaving, morality and our religious feelings are all handed down from generation to generation. When we become conscious of our ancestors in a dream we are focusing on our roots. We may- understand ourselves through our relationship with the past. Authority Figures (such as magistrates, teachers etc. also see individual entries) Our concept of authority is first developed through our relationship with our father or father figure. Depending on how we were treated as children, our view of authority will be anything from a benign helper to an exploitative disciplinarian. Most authority figures will ultimately lead us back to what is right for us, although not necessarily what we might consider good for us. Authority figures in dreams initially appear to have power over us, though if worked with properly will generate the power to succeed. Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.
Baby To dream about a baby which is our own indicates that we need to recognise those vulnerable feelings over which we have no control. We may be attempting something new.
If the baby is someone else’s in the dream, we need to be aware of that person’s ability to be hurt, or that they may be innocent of something. Psychologically we are in touch with the innocent, curious side of ourselves, with the part which neither wants nor needs responsibility. Dreaming of a baby can indicate that, on a spiritual level, the dreamer has a need for a feeling of purity.
Boy To have a dream about a boy- shows the potential for growth and new experience.
If the boy is known he reflects recognised qualities in the dreamer. Psychologically, we may need to be in touch with ourselves at that age and with the innocent youthfulness and enthusiasm that a boy has. We are contacting our natural drives and ability to face difficulties.
Boyfriend To dream of a boyfriend, whether present or former, connects with the feelings, attachments and sexuality- connected with him.
To dream of having as a boyfriend someone whom you would not anticipate, indicates the need to have a greater understanding of the way you relate to men. Consideration may need to be given to the loving, nurturing side of masculinity. We are still searching for the ideal lover.
Carers such as nurses, nuns etc. This suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side of ourselves. Often it is that side of us which has been ‘called’ or has a vocation. Usually there is, for men, a non-sexual relationship. Child (who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) Dreaming of a child gives us access to our own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are still child-like and curious. When we are able to get in touch with that side of ourselves we give ourselves permission to clarify a potential for wholeness which we may not previously have recognised. Crowd Crowds in dreams can indicate how we relate to other people, particularly in a social sense. They may indicate how we can hide ourselves, or indeed how we hide aspects of ourselves and do not single out any one attribute. We may also be attempting to avoid responsibility.
A huge crowd suggests information which we may not be able to handle. Dictators (Hitler, Stalin etc.) If the dreamer has had an overbearing father, a known dictator may appear in dreams as representing that relationship. Emperor or Empress - see
Authority Figures and also King and Queen Ethnic minority Any aspect within ourselves which is out of the ordinary or different can manifest in dreams as a member of another race.
Girl When a girl of any age appears in our dreams we are usually attempting to make contact with the more sensitive, innocent side of ourselves. Those qualities of intuition and perception may be somewhat undeveloped but can be made available.
If the girl is known to us we probably are aware of those qualities, but need to explore them as though we were approaching them from the girl’s point of view.
If she is unknown, we can acknowledge that a fresh approach would be useful.
Girlfriend When a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s dream there arc usually issues to do with masculinity and femininity involved. There may be fears to do with sexuality.
If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in the dreamer’s mind, or she (the dreamer) needs to search for and find qualities belonging to the friend in her. Hero or any heroic figure falso see Archetypes) In a man’s dream the figure of the hero can represent all that is good in him, the Higher Self. In a woman’s dream he will suggest the Animus (see Introduction). When the hero is on a quest We are struggling to find a part of ourselves which is at this time unconscious (also see Quest). It is important that the darker forces are vanquished but not killed since they cannot be totally annihilated without harming the Wise Old Man (see Introduction). In other words, our eventual integration still needs the challenge of the negative.
The hero’s failure may be brought about inadvertently We all have a weak point through which we can be attacked.
To have such a dream indicates that we are not paying attention to the details in our lives or to that part of ourselves we tend not to have developed. We may be being warned of an element of self-neglect.
The death of the hero can often suggest the need to develop the more intuitive side of ourselves, to be born again to something new.
A conflict between the hero and any other dream character suggests a basic disharmony between two facets of our own character.
The hero often appears in dreams as an antidote to some hated external figure within the dreamer’s everyday life. High Priest, Astrologer, or anyone with similar esoteric knowledge (also see Archetypes and Authority Figures in this section) Any character within our dreams who appears to have knowledge of magical practices or similar types of knowledge is usually first introduction to the Higher Self. It is as though we can only become privy to this deeper knowledge by meeting our teacher first. Inadequate Person It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the Shadow (See Introduction). We ignore this aspect of ourselves at our peril and cannot afford to dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.
If we do not. we are continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.
Intruder (also see individual entry and Burglar) The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own Animus (see Introduction). In a man’s dream it characterises his Shadow (see Introduction). In either case it suggests the need for a change in attitude in order for the dreamer to be able to have a full and meaningful relationship with himself. King Almost invariably a king appearing in a dream represents the father or father figure.
A personality such as an emperor may- indicate that some of the father’s attitudes arc alien to the dreamer, but should perhaps be accepted. When the king is old or on the point of dying the dreamer will be able to reject outworn or old-fashioned family values. Ministers of all Religions (also see Authority Figures in this section and Archetypes) Ministers of all religions hold a special placc in the dream hierarchy; since their authority is given to them not by man alone, but to all intents and purposes by God or an ultimate power. There is therefore an ‘otherness’ about them. Man Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspcct or facet of the dreamer’s character in a recognisable form. Each of us has a repertoire or portfolio of behaviours, some of which are acceptable and some of which arc not. In dreams those behaviours and characteristics can be magnified so that thev are easily identified, often as personalities. By working with the characteristic, more energy and power becomes av ailable. Even when we are threatened by a negative character trait, we can still access room for improvement.
A man in a dream can identify the Shadow for a man, and the Animus for a woman (see Introduction).
An older man (if the man is white-haired or holy) can represent the innate wisdom we all have. Such a person can also signify the father in dreams. When a large man appears in our dreams we arc usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection which our basic beliefs give us.
A man in a woman’s dream signifies the more logical side of her nature. She has, or can develop, all the aspects of the masculine which enable her to function with success in the external world.
If the man is one she knows or loves she may be trying to understand her relationship with him.
An unknown man is generally that part of the dreamer’s personality which is not recognised. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the Self (see Introduction). Old People (also see Man and Woman) In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.
If the old person is male depending on the gender of the dreamer he will stand for either the Self or the Animus (see Introduction).
If female then she will signify the Great Mother or the Anima (see Introduction). .’Ml father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.
A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past - things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them. Pirate Dreaming of a pirate suggests there is an aspcct of our personality which destroys our emotional connection with the soul.
Prince (Hero) and Princess (also see Archetypes) These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by right; that is, those aspects which have been brought into conscious awareness and authority. As the hero has taken responsibility for his own journey, so the prince and princess take responsibility for the lives they live.
Queen (Not only the present queen, but a historical one such as Victoria) This usually represents the dreamer’s relationship with his mother, and thus with women in authority generally. Stranger (also see Shadow in Introduction) The stranger in a dream represents that part of ourselves which we do not vet know. There may be a feeling of awe or of conflict with which we need to deal before we can progress. Twins (including the mirror- image of a figure in the dream) (also see individual entry) Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality.
If they arc identical we may be recognising our ambiguous feelings about ourselves.
If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. Woman In a woman’s dream a woman, such as a family member or friend is often representative of an aspect of her own personality, but often one she has not yet fully understood. In a man’s dream such a figure denotes his relationship with his own feelings and with his intuitive side. It mav also show how he relates lo his female partner.
A goddess or holy woman signifies the highest potential for working with the Greater Good that the dreamer has. Oriental women appearing in dreams usually suggest the mysterious side of the feminine. In a man’s dream such a figure will often reveal his attitude to sexuality; while in a woman’s dream it will reveal more about her own intuitive transcendent jx)wers.
An older woman mostly represents the dreamer’s mother and her sense of inherited wisdom.
An unknown woman in dreams will represent either the Anima (see Introduction) in a man’s dream, or the Shadow (see Introduction) in a woman’s. It is the qualities of surprise and intrigue which allow us to explore further the relevance of that figure. We can gain a great deal of information bccausc the figure is unknown.
3- When we begin to work spiritually with ourselves, there is a gargantuan store of knowledge which can be worked on, and with, to enhance our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see them soiled or torn, portends that your reputation will be in great danger.
If a young woman dream that she wears silken, or clean, petticoats, it denotes that she will have a doting, but manly husband.
If she suddenly perceives that she has left off her petticoat in dressing, it portends much ill luck and disappointment.
To see her petticoat falling from its place while she is at some gathering, or while walking, she will have trouble in retaining her lover, and other disappointments may follow. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The dream may be calling attention to past events and reminding you that you are making the same errors all over again. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To make a picture, denotes that you will engage in some unremunerative enterprise.
To destroy pictures, means that you will be pardoned for using strenuous means to establish your rights.
To buy them, foretells worthless speculation.
To dream of seeing your likeness in a living tree, appearing and disappearing, denotes that you will be prosperous and seemingly contented, but there will be disappointments in reaching out for companionship and reciprocal understanding of ideas and plans.
To dream of being surrounded with the best efforts of the old and modern masters, denotes that you will have insatiable longings and desires for higher attainments, compared to which present success will seem poverty-stricken and miserable. See Painting and Photographs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A wedding piper in a dream represents festivities.
The court piper in a dream represents an army going to war.
A piper in a dream also represents an obituarist, an announcer of a murder, someone who exposes an adulterer, or one who uncovers a secret prostitution ring and exposes it leaders.
A piper in a dream also may denote one’s anus.
An unknown piper in a dream means suffering from a venereal disease.
A piper in a dream also could represent a mourner, a good mother, or perhaps a bad mother who is bereaved of her child.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- Plaited hair was formerly a means of creating order and cleanliness. Often in dreams to see a plait reminds us of the talisman or favour belonging to his lady which a knight of old would carry into battle. Nowadays it is more of a lucky charm.
To be plaiting string, rope, hair etc. highlights our ability to weave the different influences of our, or someone else’s, life into a coherent whole.
3- Very subtle influences come into play when we begin to develop spiritually. Hair plaited into the shape of a crown - or wound round the head indicates spiritual attainment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be plaiting string, rope, hair etc. Highlights our ability to weave the different influences of our, or someone else’s, life into a coherent whole.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The belief that creative work is the result of suffering is an often quoted meaning of this dream symbol. In the end it comes down to condensing one’s existence, compressing it, intensifying it, and living in a more focused way, according to one’s personal essence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: See Flower.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you remember your hermit dream, talk to the hermit, ask him your question, and you will get an answer that comes from your own center. Since time immemorial, the hermit has been considered a signpost, guiding you through everyday troubles and darkness.
The hermit can bring you warmth, affection, brilliance, and wisdom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A longing for social contact and diversion. Eating and feeling comfortable in public points either to being open or lack of a private space.
See Food, Eating. It is important what type of restaurant and what is happening there. How do you feel being there?
Folklore: Good omen, if you see yourself in the restaurant. Watching yourself eating points to small pleasures; watching others eat suggests poor emotional health.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- A ring appearing in a dream usually signifies a relationship of some sort.
A wedding ring suggests a union and a promise.
A ring belonging to the family would represent old traditions and values.
An engagement ring suggests a more tentative promise of devotion.
An eternity ring would be a long-term promise.
A signet ring would indicate setting the seal on something.
A bull ring suggests an element of crueltv.
2- We all need some kind of continuity in our lives, something which gives a sense of long-term comfort.
A ring holds this symbolism because it is never-ending and is self-perpetuating.
3- Like the circle, the ring signifies eternity and divinity.
The Whole.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A wedding ring suggests a union and a promise.
A ring belonging to the family would represent old traditions and values.
An engagement ring suggests a more tentative promise of devotion.
An eternity ring would be a long-term promise.
A signet ring would indicate setting the seal on something.
A bullring suggests an element of cruelty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An alternative circle emblem denoting eternity, repeated cycles, or longevity.
Binding relationships. In written history, wedding rings were exchanged as early as ancient Rome, and probablv before.
If depicted as a nose ring, this relationship may be very manipulative.
A symbol of authority or belonging.
For example, high school rings indicate your place among that group, whereas a bishop’s ring denotes a position of leadership.
A brass ring speaks of goals and hopes (e.g., “reaching for the brass ring”). Consider where this ring appears in your dream to see how close you are to obtaining those desires.
An acrobat on a set of rings reveals someone who has an excellent grip on a difficult situation in which thev’re in the spotlight.
A ring appearing around the collar of a shirt either indicates that you are paying too much attention to superficial, or that you need to clean up your act (probably the way you talk considering where a collar lies).... The Language of Dreams
If the river runs through the streets and markets, and if one sees people bathing in it or taking their ritual ablution in it in one way or another it in a dream, such a river then represents the justice of a ruler.
If the river floods the streets, or runs through people’s homes and damages their properties and personal belongings in the dream, then the river represents an unjust ruler, or it could represent an invading army.
If a river flows from one’s house and causes no harm to anyone in a dream, it represents one’s good intentions or deeds.
If one becomes a river in a dream, it means his death. Murky waters in a dream signify worries and fearing a great man. Crossing from one side of a river into another in a dream means dispelling one’s fears or worries. It also could mean severing one’s association with such a man only to meet with another one. Jumping from the middle of a river to the riverbank in a dream means escaping from the wrath of a ruler. Losing something in a river means suffering harm and damages from a ruler.
A river flowing inside one’s house in a dream means prosperity. Ifone sees people drinking from it in the dream, it denotes his generosity and sharing of his wealth with needy people, or it could mean imparting knowledge to others.
If a poor person sees a river flowing inside his house in a dream, it means that he will drive a member of his household out of his house because of an abominable and a sinful act, or adultery.
A river in a dream also means a good deed or a regular income.
A river with murky and putrid waters in a dream represents hell-fire. Seeing one of the heavenly rivers of paradise in a dream means prosperity.
The heavenly river of milk in a dream represents God’s gift of the innate knowledge and criterion which is given to His creation, and it represents submission to His sovereignty and obedience to His commands. Seeing the heavenly river of non-intoxicating wine in a dream meanselation and intoxication from one’s love for God Almighty. Seeing the heavenly river of honey in a dream means knowledge or the Holy Qur’an. Drinking from Egypt’s Nile in a dream means receiving a great wealth, gold and power. (Also see Euphrates; Kawthar; Walking on water; Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a famous rock star in your dream, symbolizes a sense of belonging.
To understand the deeper meaning of your dream, think about whether you were chasing the rock star (wanting to belong), accepted by him/her (feeling like you belong) and so on. Of course, this might also be a straight-forward dream of romantic attraction.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The rose is a symbol of blossoming as well as wilting love, but it also shows the grace of your soul and may express your longing for a “pure,” platonic relationship—the highest form of love.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. A mystery reveals itself, news is in the ofﬁng.
3. Attention to details, careful planning and precise consideration can achieve important goals.
4. Ability to use good judgment. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. A fear of dealing with challenges—usually in life, frequently in relationships.
3. Actions or activities are an immature diversion, an escape.
4. Feelings that life or situations are extremely out of control (as in “runaway” vehicle, train or most modes of transportation). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- The sack has the same significance as the bag, or any such receptacle. In a woman’s dream it can therefore perhaps mean pregnancy, while interestingly enough in a man’s dream il is more likely to mean some kind of womb experience (see Womb in Body). As a symbol of security the womb is often svmbolised in dreams as a bag or sack. Very often the sack as a utilitarian object has the significance of containing something for us - of giving us an opportunity to consider our belongings. We can empty the sack, as it were, and decide what is important to us and what we need to take forward.
3- In its starkest meaning the sack can indicate death. It can literally mean the death of a person, or it can indicate the liberation of part of our personality. We need to release a difficulty in order to continue within our own framework of life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A sand dune represents protection as these are protected from distraction by law and this dream shows that you are longing for, or actively seeking, protection in your life.
To understand what the protection you are seeking actually is you will have to look to the other symbols in the dream and correlate it with the sand dune symbol.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
For example, seeking a missing coin might represent a longing to recapture financial security after a loss, and looking for a person can represent the desire for a mate.
How does the search feel? Is it futile or hopeful? If the former, perhaps your present focus is in the wrong place. What we think we need and what’s hest for us are not always in sync.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of having sex with a particular person, then you are connecting to this person and/or what they represent to you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are in the boat yourself, you need to rethink the direction you are taking.
A distancing from emotions: you are not in touch with the Water. Also, if the ship is far in the distance, a longing for femininity. Different types of ships characterize your personality.
According to the Koran and the Bible, the ship is a symbol of rescue.
According to Freud, it is a symbol for woman.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: In a mans dream, the ship represents his longing to love a woman (a battleship stands for a prostitute, a sailboat for a young girl).
A departing ship means a separation or change. Being a passenger on a ship: you are dissatisfied with your life and want a change. Boarding the wrong ship: take a close look at your professional and personal relationships and goals—you have made wrong decisions.
The ship sinking: a serious warning about an unhealthy relationship.
Depth Psychology: The “ship of your life” can bring you to happy as well as unhappy places. Did the ship travel in “calm Waters”? Was it tossed about by waves or a violent Storm? Did you know its destination? The rest of the images are very important, because they might indicate if you are on the “right course” or if you should turn around.
A shipwreck: a warning that dangers and difficulties that you have created yourself are threatening your life. See Boat, Ocean, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A shrew is a symbol of marital and relationship problems. Examine honestly if this symbol refers to you or your partner!... Dreamers Dictionary
1- In dreams, to shrink is to have a desire to return to childhood, or to a smaller space in order to be looked after. In everyday life we may be aware of losing face or of feeling small and this can be translated in dreams as shrinking.
To see something - or somebody - shrink can indicate that it is losing its or their power over us.
2- Psychologically we can learn to handle who we arc by recognising both how necessarv, and also how small, we are in the general scheme of things.
The latter can be accompanied in dreaming by a feeling of shrinking. We therefore become less threatening to ourselves and others.
3- Following the psychological recognition of our smallness, we equally can become aware of the sense of belonging to a much greater cosmic whole. This is represented in dreams by a feeling of shrinking.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be skating foretells a loss of personal belongings or position.
To watch youngsters on roller skates indicates that dreamer likes to share pleasures and contribute to the happiness of others.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To find yourself in a snow storm, denotes sorrow and disappointment in failure to enjoy some long-expected pleasure. There always follows more or less discouragement after this dream.
If you eat snow, you will fail to realize ideals.
To see dirty snow, foretells that your pride will be humbled, and you will seek reconciliation with some person whom you held in haughty contempt.
To see it melt, your fears will turn into joy.
To see large, white snowflakes falling while looking through a window, foretells that you will have an angry interview with your sweetheart, and the estrangement will be aggravated by financial depression.
To see snow-capped mountains in the distance, warns you that your longings and ambitions will bring no worthy advancement.
To see the sun shining through landscapes of snow, foretells that you will conquer adverse fortune and possess yourself of power.
For a young woman to dream of sleighing, she will find much opposition to her choice of a lover, and her conduct will cause her much ill-favor.
To dream of snowballing, denotes that you will have to struggle with dishonorable issues, and if your judgment is not well grounded, you will suffer defeat.
If snowbound or lost, there will be constant waves of ill luck breaking in upon you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The bleating of sheep in a dream means distress and fear.
The neigh of horses in a dream means might and honor.
The barking of a dog in a dream meansvain talk and meddling in others’ business.
The sound of a lynx in a dream means pampering oneself and wantonness.
The cooing of pigeons in a dream means crying, sorrows or marriage.
The chirp of swallows in a dream means 402 beneficial words.
The croaking offrogs in a dream means beatings or death.
The sound of bells and the hissing of snakes in a dream represents a fight, an argument, a warning, or a war.
The braying of donkeys in a dream means cursing in the darkness.
The braying of mules in a dream means vain talk, or it could mean indulging in suspicious acts.
The mooing of a cow in a dream means temptation.
The gurgling or braying of camels in a dream signifies travels and difficulties.
The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats.
The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuation.
The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning for one to escape from danger, or to move from one field into another.
The howling of a wolf in a dream means robbery.
The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace.
The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.
The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, or a forthcoming evil. (Also see Dog; Listening; Roaring; Speaking; Voice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The need to accomplish something. It frequently appears when the dreamer is feeling unproductive. May also be interpreted as a longing for a simple life in the country.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- To be part of a splinter group in a dream suggests feeling sufficiently strongly about something to break away from mainstream thought.
To hit something which splinters is to rccognisc that we are all composed of parts which make a whole.
3- The sense of belonging to a group of like-minded people can only come after we have recognised our isolation or, in some cases, fragmentation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The inner core, the image of guidance and hope. In dreams and fairy tales, this symbol is always connected with the fate of the hero (he was “born under a good / bad star”). Just like the hero, you are also following your star, meaning following your inner desires and longings in order that life may be bright and shiny.
To follow your star means to be clear and to know your own needs. Following your own desires, longings, and needs presupposes the courage to be unconventional, which in turn will bring about new insights and a more fulfilled life.
When the sun—the symbol of consciousness—has gone down, stars appear in the heavens, so in a real sense stars are the “light” in the darkness.
According to an old Native American dream interpretation: illness.
A falling star in a dream means birth.
A star often points to the birth of an important person.
Statue; Who does the statue represent.7 If necessary, look in the encyclopedia to get information on the personage. Or is it a representation of yourself? In that case, this symbol is a warning about an addiction to approval and self-elevation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If in a dream one sees his stomach open, it means that his business may be temporarily put out of commission, or that he may lose any benefits he used to derive from it up to then.
The other aforementioned elements also may apply. Ifthe person in question is a pregnant woman, and if she sees her baby or any part of it comes out of her open stomach, this may mean that a jailed person in her family will be set free, or that the family graves will be desecrated, or that the body of someone in her family will be exhumed, thus uncovering its diseases and infestations, or it could mean that one’s personal life will become public knowledge. Ifone is actually complaining of such an illness, his dream means that he will find a cure for it. Ifone sees that he has no stomach in a dream, it means that he may lose a friend, or that his guardian may die shortly, or that he may become a religious, ascetic and devoted worshiper.
If one sees fire coming out of his stomach in a dream, it means that he will repent for stealing the properties of orphans. Ifone sees himselfcrawling on his stomach in a dream, it shows him being needy and striving to barely feed himself, or it may denote his materialistic character.
The stomach in a dream also represents the plains of a valley. It also can be interpreted as one’s tribal belonging or a branch of his lineage. Entering a stomach in a dream means travels, imprisonment, or returning home from one of the two.
If one sees himself inside the womb of his mother while he is traveling in a foreign land in a dream, it means that he will return to his motherland to die and be buried there. (Also see Body’; Rumbling of one’s stomach)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of being in love with a stranger in your dream, especially if the dream is recurring, your heart is longing for a true love to call your own.... My Dream Interpretation
The second is what ‘luggage’—emotional feelings, urges, thoughts—she carries.
Generally, it depicts the womb, what one carries inside oneself, such as longings, attitudes, fears; how we see ourself socially—the luggage might be a sign of status, how we rate ourself; also a symbol of independence or going somewhere.
See bag. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Seeing a swallow means that prospects are good for your love relationship and sometimes also for your professional life. Hearing the sound of swallows: you will finally receive a letter you have longed for for a long time. Looking at a swallow’s nest: you will either establish your own litde family or create additional space in your home. Seeing a swallow’s nest with eggs inside: for younger people it means a child is on its way, and for older people, grandchildren. Destroying a nest: destroying your happiness. See Stork.
Depth Psychology: Both symbols are a clear sign of your longing to have a family, love, security, and a happy home.
If you are already married, make sure you discuss this dream with your spouse.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- A tattoo in dreams can also signify something which has left an indelible impression. This could be great hurt, but could also be a good memory. Sometimes, the image which is tattooed is worth interpreting if it can be seen clearly.
3- In spiritual terms a tattoo can suggest a group identity belonging to a tribe or cult. It will be on a more intimate level than wearing a badge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. In the sense of demolition (such as demolishing a house), it points to the need to be aggressive; or fear of aggression. It is usually based on feeling either destructive, disappointed, or both.
Confrontation with Death, if a house is being demolished, similar to Funeral, and Grave. Often it indicates underlying desires that are being repressed, as in Attack, Fire (Surf), and Violence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The self, as defined by Jung, is both what we are consciously aware of, and the massive potential remaining unconscious.
The self has no known boundaries, for we do not yet know the end of what the mind is capable of, or what consciousness touches out of sight of waking.
The mass of experience and awareness which lies in the background of our waking awareness is like an inner guiding factor which, apart from expressing precise pieces in the form of remembered facts and events, guides us, if we listen, through intuition, feeling states, dreams or illumination. Its symbols are: a ring, a square area, a great tree, Christ, a shining being or animal, a talking animal, a strange stone or rock, symbols like the cross or mandala, a round table, God, a guru, an elephant, a crowned or shining snake. Here are some examples of the self in dreams.
Example: ‘1 am climbing a tree to get a stone. This stone has special powers that flower. I’m nearly there when I look down and notice that there aren’t any branches on the left side of the tree. This causes me to consider the possibility of falling and that in turn leads to a fear of climbing any higher. I wake with my heart beating strongly, but little feeling of fear.’ Example: 41 lopk into the third square, it was filled with an iridescent blue colour, shining and beautiful to look at, a beautiful substance. I felt it had to do with religion, but I couldn’t quite grasp it.1 Example: ‘I was in a small town with a group of men. We were standing in a small square praying. As I prayed I realised I could fly.’
Awareness of what the self holds is important. It contains what is our own personal wisdom and insight regarding life in general and particular. It is not full of creeds and dogmas and conflict as are organised attempts to express the spiritual. But it does have its dark side.
To grasp the stone with special powers, understand the significance of the iridescent blue square, or find real uplift in prayer as these dreams depict, we need a clear rational mind which allows intuition and feeling but is not relinquished or lost in the immensity of the self. Touching the vastness of our being we may feel ourself to be vast, all knowing, a guru. In this state, Jung says, a person loses all sense of humour and drops ordinary human contacts. Functionally what happens is that as a defence against meeting our pain and childhood trauma as we enter this vast storehouse of our being, as a way of escaping the self responsibility for our condition, one might fly off into feelings of loving all things, of knowing the mystery of it all, of being the Buddha.
The problem is that while it might be true we are in essence the Christ, or have wisdom, these realisations are distorted by the undealt-with childhood traumas and longings. See aura; mandala. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: In women’s dreams, this beautiful animal is always a symbol of the longing for powerful erotic sexuality, but at the same time fear (if you are fearful in the dream) of such an experience. This is similar to dreams about a lion. Dreaming about a tiger: be very careful, somebody is sneaking up, waiting for an opportunity to “pounce” on you. Being pursued by a tiger, watch out: a vengeful person is waiting to get even with you. See Animals, Lion, Predator.
Depth Psychology: The tiger is the symbol of urges that are beyond your control. This overdeveloped “animalistic drive’’ is potentially dangerous, unless you can rein it in.
The tigress is a symbol of aggressive sexuality in a woman—the tiger of male sexual drives, aggression, and sexual potency.... Dreamers Dictionary
An image frequently dreamed about by women. Longing for powerful love while, at the same time, also being afraid of the experience.
The tiger and the Lion are both symbols of vitality and passion.
The tiger is more a symbol of female sexual energy, while the lion is more a symbol of masculine sexual energy.
The tiger possesses great energy, and one of its main strengths when it attacks is the surprise factor. It is also the symbol of severe loss. In the Shinto (of ancient Japan), the tiger was considered a holy but people- devouring predator, the personification of horror and fear who stops at nothing. According to Jung, it is also the symbol for female compulsion, as in Cat, Bear, Snake.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are towering over someone you are overpowering or intimidating them. In fairy tales the princess gets locked in the tower, representing prison, isolation, emotional distance, aloofness from the rest of the world; victimhood, longing, yearning, captivity and unjust punishment. According to the Tarot, dreams of a tower signify that your foundation has been rocked and that you are reexamining your foundational beliefs. Keep in mind that which is solid cannot be shaken.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. Obsession, enmity—sometimes over a situation, sometimes over an individual.
3. Forward movement (as in “leaving tracks”).
4. Feelings of alienation, not belonging, being out of step (as in following railroad tracks). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. A need to heal an emotional injury, likely from a relationship.
3. Possible health issues.
4. Feelings of not belonging, newness to a place and people or set of circumstances. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream while you are riding in an underground railroad represents anguish and concern rising up from an unusual activity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
According to Freud, nakedness that one is trying to hide.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of uniforms is all to do with our identification with a particular role or type of authority.
However rebellious we may be, a part of us needs to conform to the ideas and beliefs of the social group to which we belong. Seeing ourselves in uniform confirms that belonging.
2- Often, in collective groups, the right to wear a uniform has to be earned. Dreaming of being in a group of uniformed people indicates that we have acheived the right to be recognised.
3- Identification of a common spiritual goal and an agreement as to ‘uniform’ behaviour is an important aspect in spiritual development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The parable of one’s veins is like that of a tree and its branches. One’s veins in a dream represent his family members, depending which part of the body they belong to.
The condition and beauty of one’s veins in a dream denote their counterpart in one’s family.
If one sees his vein split open in a dream, it means the death of a relative.
The same dream also could denote deceit, evil, an accident or a calamity. Otherwise, it could represent a divided family. Exposed veins in a dream mean difficulties.
The point of pulsation in one’s veins or the arteries, or the veins of the carpal tunnel in a dream represent one’s livelihood,job, income, or the elderly people of his family.
If a rich person sees a specific quantity of blood running through his veins in a dream, it means that he will lose an equal portion or percentage of his money. Otherwise, if a poor person sees that dream, it means that he will earn an equal amount of money. (Also see Aorta; Blood; Body’; Jugular vein)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the human voice emanates from an animal in the dream, it denotes great benefits and particularly if the animal speaks pleasing and soothing words or words of truth.
If one raises his voice above the voice of a man of knowledge, a shaikh or a teacher in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin.
A weak voice in a dream represents a man. Intentionally lowering one’s voice in a dream means being indebted to someone, or it could mean humility.
If a man of authority or a policeman lower his voice in a dream, it means that he maybe dismissed from hisjob, or he maybe reprimanded or disciplined for his misconduct.
The sound produced by the ringing of coins in a dream represents temptation, allurement, or a fight between stockbrokers or money exchangers.
The clank of money in a dream also means either good or bad news, or it could mean hearing good words, a wise speech, or words one likes to hear more about, if they are given as a sign of friendship or as a dower.
If the clanking of money is made in jest in the dream, then it represents a fight one does not wish to end.
The sound of a hornet represents a person who defames or discredits others, or whose evil cannot be removed without acquiring the help of a like person.
The bleating of a ewe in a dream means kindness shown by one’s mistress, his wife, or by a gracious man.
The bleating of a billy goat or a ram in a dream means happiness and prosperity.
The neighing of horses in a dream means receiving guidance from a noble person, or it could represent a courageous soldier.
The braying of a donkey in a dream means hideousness, or the ugly character of a despicable enemy.
The braying of a mule in a dream means a hardship which is combined with a difficult person, or itcould mean vain talk, or indulging in suspicious acts.
The mooing of a calf, a cow, or a steer in a dream means a riot.
The gurgling of a camel in a dream represents a blessed journey, a pilgrimage, a successful business trip, or toiling and hardships.
The roaring of a lion in a dream represents alarm, esteem, fear, or being threatened by someone in authority. In general, the sound of animals in a dream connotes adversities or fear.
The neighing of horses in a dream means an invasion or might.
The barking of dogs in a dream means vain talk, interference in others’ business, regret, intending to harm others, hostility toward others, or dissonance.
The blaring of a leopard in a dream means coquetry, vanity and wantonness.
The blaring of a lynx in a dream means a false promise from an unsteady, oft-hesitant, or a greedy person and taking advantage of him.
The cooingofpigeons in a dream means lamenting, or having marital intercourse.
The chirp of swifts in a dream means good words or an admonition from a wise person.
The croakingoffrogs in a dream represents the ringing of bells, feeling overjoyed, employment for a teacher, rising to leadership, or it could mean hearing harsh words.
The hissing of a snake in a dream means a warning or a fight with someone who hides his enmity.
The braying of a donkey in a dream means cursing one’s adversaries.
The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats or boasts.
The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuations.
The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace, or it could mean harm one could suffer because of an interfering person or a robber.
The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.
The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, to move from one field into another, or it could mean suffering from jealousy, perfidy or lies.
The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery, or fear of a brutal thief.
The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, a forthcoming evil, women’s cries for help, or the cry of people who abandoned all hope.
The sound of a pig in a dream means taking advantage of a stupid enemy and stripping him of his money.
The sound of an ostrich in a dream means hiring a trustworthy and a courageous servant, or bringing a new employee into one’s business. Most dream interpreters dislike to interpret the meaning of the sound of peacocks or chicken and note that they mostly mean sorrow and distress, while others interpret the cawing of crows to mean separation or announcing someone’s death. However, in dream, any ugly or coarse sound represents sorrow and distress while any pleasant sound in a dream represents happiness and joy. (Also see Invisible caller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A water carrier in a dream also represents a gnostic who heals the illness of people’s hearts with his knowledge, love and wisdom.
A water carrier in a dream also represents one who can go near high ranking people. He also represents one who delivers people’s belongings to their hands. Awater carrier in a dream also may denote evil, burdens, fights, dancing, or whirling.
If a water carrier delivers someone a glass of water in a dream and receives money for it, it represents a responsibility or a burden he will carry, or perhaps that the other person may receive accumulated profits from his business.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Longing for a permanent relationship, security, and home. Today the image is often a symbol of being at the peak of your life, expressing the idea that peak experiences should be present more in your life.
In ancient Indian tradition, dreaming about a wedding points to impending death or pain.
According to Freud, a dream of desire. According to Jung, it always addresses the union of anima and animus —as in Bride / Bridegroom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A well also represents the sacred feminine, the womb, the vagina and the depth of your wisdom, sexual longing, heart’s desires, and personal power.
If you dream that the well is dry, then this represents that you need of some alone time and introspection to empower your well-being and fill your well.
If you dream that the well is full, then this represents that you are balanced and abundant.
If you dream of being stuck at the bottom of the well, then you have gotten stuck in your depths, darkness and pessimism and you are in need of levity, joy and playfulness to bring yourself back into the light and into balance. See Goddess Persephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A desire to go through life undefiled.
The color white in a dream points to purity—the dreamer is either living a pure life or is longing for it. One is seeking cleansing, and probably is already cleansed in a certain sense, simply by having a dream about the color white. But it could also suggest exaggerated cleanliness, an addiction to washing and cleaning, etc.
On the other hand, white can also be an expression of fear, such as the white whale in Moby Dick and the great white shark. Here the reference is to a blinding white color. Ghosts, like those appearing as mice during delusional episodes (delirium tremens), are always white.
The archetype of the wise man is usually clad in white (the guru, and also the physician). White is also the fundamental symbol for the animus; it addresses the male intellect and also male aggression (when white is experienced as blinding and gleaming).
The union of Red and white is that of contradiction: it is the symbol of the mystical marriage and Tantric sexuality (white semen and red menstrual blood). Here is where innocence meets the physical body and where heaven meets hell. Red and white are the colors of alchemy as well as the colors in the coats-of-arms of England and Switzerland.
Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh epic poem, refers to the white dogs of the underworld, except they have red noses and red eyes.
According to Freud, white always points to the feminine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dream of playing in the backyard, it indicates you are longing for the days when you were carefree and “played” for a living.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to think her lover is yearning for her, she will have the pleasure of soon hearing some one making a long-wished-for proposal.
If she lets him know that she is yearning for him, she will be left alone and her longings will grow apace. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation