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Masculine, Dream Interpretation


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Masculine | Dream Interpretation

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The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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

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

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an agate stone represent that you are coming into balance with your emotional and mental bodies and your masculine and feminine energy. See Yin-Yang.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strained relationships with women or towards the feminine in oneself. Desire for, or fear of, female aggressiveness.

For women: a desire for more strength and independence from the masculine.

The dream image of the Amazon always includes the Horse, because Amazons were considered “wild horse women.” The unity between rider and horse is the image of the unity of the feminine and the animalistic.

Implied is a delicate balance between controlling one’s own “wildness” and still “living to the full,” as well as embracing the joy of “wild passion” and “urges.”

Astrology: The astrological sign of Sagittarius.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

From a spiritual perspective the symbol of the anchor is particularly significant as it represents a boat and mast and hence the union of masculine and feminine. Its appearance in a dream shows we are working towards a time of a future tranquility.

The anchor can also be the symbol of security and in early christian art was used as a representation of the cross.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

From the very earliest times the idea of two polarities being able to unite in perfect harmony has been inherent in all spiritual belief.

The union of the masculine and feminine principle into one perfect being is a principle presented in various forms in art and literature.

The androgen in dreams, at a certain stage of development, can indicate a perfect spiritual balance, a state of autonomy and primordial perfection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

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

The hurt young animal

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

Eating the animal

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

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

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

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

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

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

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

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

Bear

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

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

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

Bull

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

Slaying the bull

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

Cat

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

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

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

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

Composite animals

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

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

Half-animal, half-man

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

Cow

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

Deer/Reindeer

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

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

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

Dog

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

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

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

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

Fox

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

Frog

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

Goat

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

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

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

Hare

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

Hedgehog

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

Horse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hyena

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

Jackal

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

Jaguar

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

Leopard

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

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

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

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

Lynx

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

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

Mare

see Horse

Mole

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

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

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

Mouse

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

Otter

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

Ox

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

Parts of animals

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

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

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

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

Prehistoric animals

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

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

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

Ram

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

Rat

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

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

Reptiles

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

Seal

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

Serpent

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

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

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

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

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

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

A snake twined around the body or limb

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger

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

Toad

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

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

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

Unicorn

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

Vermin

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

Vertebrates

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

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

Whale

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

Weasel

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

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

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

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

Wolf

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

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

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

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

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

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

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

You may need to throw some protection your own way for upcoming events. Hold your own and do not give your power away. Summons your own inner strength to pull you through any current or upcoming challenges.

The masculine aspect. Force – God ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an ankh symbolize that you are integrating the opposite aspects of your being, your feminine and masculine, heaven and earth, which means that you are realizing the key of life. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Longing to be “wild.” May also appear as a symbol for the masculine world and misogyny. Fanaticism and danger of war, but also romanticism (Lawrence of Arabia). This symbol also, and always, addresses the dreamer’s own urges (in the case of women, the masculine side).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Archetypes are basic pictures that each of us hold deep within our subconscious. They are in a sense ‘psychic’ blueprints. These blueprints while potentially perfect can become distorted by- childhood experiences, socialisation and even parental experience.

C G Jung began studying archetypes and dividing function into thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition. Following various work by his pupils, it became possible to build up a type of ‘map’ of the interaction between all of these functions and to discover where one’s own distortions occur. Each function has a ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ quality which is perhaps better described as ‘greater’ and ‘lesser’. Each of the masculine and feminine sides of the personality has these four functions, thus there are 64 (8 x 8) interactions possible. Where a distortion has occurred, we tend to project onto those around us the archetype with which we have most difficulty (often the Shadow). Consequently there will be a tendency to repeat situations over and over (e.g. the woman who continually finds herself in close relationships with a father-figure type, or the man who continuallv finds himself at odds with women executives) until we learn how to cope with and understand our distortion.

The obverse of this is that, with awareness, one is able to accept other’s projections onto oneself without being affected bv them. Perfect balance would be achieved by using all aspects of the personality as shown below. Kindly Father and Mother are self explanatory. Ogre represents masculine anger used negatively and Destructive Mother may be wilfully destructive, or simply the smothering type that is the mother who prevents the adequate growth of her children. Youth and Princess are the more gentle, fun-loving aspects of the personality while Tramp is the eternal wanderer and Siren is the seductress or sexually active part of femininity. Hero is the self- sufficient Messianic part of the personality, while Amazon is the ‘self-sufficient’ female the efficient business woman type. Villain is the masculine part of the self who uses power for his own ends, while Competitor is die typical ‘women’s libber’ who feels that she has 110 need for men. Priest and Priestess are the powers of intuition used for the ‘greater good’, while Sorcerer uses inner power totally dispassionately and Witch uses that same power rather more emotionally and perhaps negatively.

2- More specifically the feminine archetypes arc:

Kindly Mother

This is the conventional picture of the caring mother figure, forgiving transgression and always understanding. Because much has been made of this side of femininity, until recently it was very easy to overdevelop this aspect at the expense of other sides of the personality. Destructive Mother This woman may be the ‘smothermother’ type or the frankly destructive, prohibitive mother. Often it is this aspect who either actively prevents or because of her effect on the dreamer causes difficulty in other relationships. Princess The fun-loving, innocent childlike aspect of femininity. She is totally spontaneous, but at the same time has a subjective approach to other people. Siren This type is the seductress, the sexually and sensually aware woman who still has a sense of her own importance. In dreams she often appears in historic, flowing garments as though to highlight the erotic image.

Amazon

The self-sufficient woman who feels she docs not need the male: often becomes the career woman. She enjoys the cut and thrust of intellectual sparring. Competitor - She is the woman who competes with all and sundry both men and women - in an effort to prove that she is able to control her own life. Priestess - This is the highly intuitive woman who has learnt to control the flow of information and use it for the common good. She is totally at home within the inner world.

Witch

The intuitive woman using her energy to attain her own perceived ends. She is subjective in her judgement and therefore loses her discernment.

The masculine archetypes are: Kindly Father This side of the masculine is the conventional kindly father figure who is capablc of looking after the child in us. but equally of being firm and fair. Ogre This represents the angry; overbearing, aggressive and frightening masculine figure. Often this image has arisen because of the original relationship the dreamer had with their father or father figure.

Youth

The fun-loving, curious aspect of the masculine is both sensitive and creative. This is the ‘Peter Pan’ figure who has never grown up.

Tramp

This is the real freedom lover, the wanderer, the gypsy. He owes no allegiance to anyone and is interested only in what lies around the next corner. Hero The hero is the man who has clcctcd to undertake his own journey of exploration. He is able to consider options and decide his next move. Often he appears as the Messianic figure in dreams. He will rescue the damsel in distress, but only as part of his growth proccss.

Villain

The villain is completely selfishly involved, not caring who he tramples on in his own search. He is often the aspect of masculinity women first meet in everyday relationships, so can remain in dream images as a threatening figure if she has not come to terms with his selfishness.

Priest

The intuitive man is the one who recognises and understands the power of his own intuition, but who usually uses it in the services of his god or gods. He may appear in dreams as the Shaman or Pagan priest.

Sorcerer

This is the man who uses discernment in a totallv dis- passionate way for neither good nor evil, but simply because he enjoys the use of power. In his more negative aspect he is the Trickster or Master of unexpected change.

3- Spiritually, when we have access to all the archetypes, we are ready to become integrated and whole.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an ark symbolize your awareness of your inner sanctuary that will always carry you through the turbulent waters of life. Perhaps you desire to be in a partnership, realizing the strength and benefits that a relationship can bring you, or you are developing balance and synergy between your masculine and feminine energies.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To have a dream about your arms indicates you are a nurturing person with the ability to reach out and care for people.

To dream that your arm has been injured, signifies your inability to care for yourself or your helplessness in reaching out to others. You may have been feeling limited and restricted in terms of your freedom or activities.

The right arm signifies your outgoing nature and is associated with masculine energy, while your left arm signifies your supportive or nurturing nature and is associated with feminine qualities.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol of sexual masculinity, the Hero. Masculine power, as in Bear. Frequently appears as a dream symbol when one is feeling weak.

Advice that one ought to get involved in fitness. Often, also, the dream symbol for simple-mindedness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Speed and things on wheels are favorite subjects in the dreams of men.

A sports car represents sexual euphoria and a man s enjoyment of a female “chassis”!

Vision: Buying a beautiful car; a positive sign—you will quickly advance at your job. Driving a car safely and skillfully: success achieved through your own effort. Crashing into another car: a setback, because you are only concerned about yourself.

The way we drive a car in a dream is an indication of how we direct our lives and what we still need to learn. Seeing only one car in a dream: you will soon receive news. Getting out of a car: setbacks and stagnation. Your competence is questioned. Dreaming about your car breaking down on the road: a business trip will not be successful. Winning an auto race: quick reactions on your part leave your competition “in the dust”; success on the job is almost guaranteed. In a man s dream, it means successful “elimination” of a (love) rival. Being involved in an accident: be prepared to be met by powerful competition.

Depth Psychology: Cars and other means of transportation are always symbols of your life’s journey.

The car, in general, is a sign for positive changes at work.

For men the auto is a symbol of masculine energy and always points to your present relationship with sexuality and desire for more intense sexual experiences (the more horse power, the stronger the urges).... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of meeting a bachelor indicates that we arc searching for freedom cither within our emotions or in our love life.

If the dreamer is male, he may be wishing for the freedom to achieve something he might find difficult in partnership.

2- We need to open up the masculine side of ourselves in order to accomplish our destiny.

3- A bachelor in a dream can highlight the side of us which docs not require emotional lies at this particular time.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We need to open up to the masculine side of ourselves in order to accomplish our destiny. Similar to the knight in tales of old, we sometimes have to challenge the status quo in order to achieve a breakthrough of some sort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol for letting go, as in Water, Brook / Stream. Playing ball represents self-expression. However, a ball, as in football and handball, also expresses aggressive penetration, forging ahead.

Here, the reference is to the masculine side of pleasure in man as well as in woman. Often an expression of the pleasure men and women derive from submission. In rare cases, this symbolizes fear of aggression.

According to analytical psychology, it is a symbol of wholeness, of concentrated psychic energy. In depth psychology it is connected to experiences with one’s own sexuality.

If you yourself are the ball (in the game), it refers to a lack of willpower, steadfastness, and purpose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Food and Fruit

1- Most dreams about fruit are to do with sexuality or sensuality.

Conventionally the banana, bccause of its shape, signifies the penis. However, it is also considered, because of its yielding nature, to represent the handling of masculine sexuality.

2- In conjunction with other fruit, it can be taken to mean fertility or sustenance.

3- The banana symbolises fertility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Eating, Fruit)

Traditionally, masculinity or male sexuality.

Banana peel: A slippery situation to which you should be attentive. Caution against overlooking a potential hazard.

Banana cream pie: From the days of slapstick comedy. Developing a good sense of humor as an ally for coping with difficult people or situations.

Protection from negativity. In Hawaii, banana leaves are used as a talisman for this purpose.

Heroic energy. Somewhat connected to the masculine nature. In Polynesia, legend says that bananas were born from the blood of slain champions.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Most dreams about fruit are to do with sexuality or the harvesting of past actions. Conventionally, the banana, because of its shape, signifies the penis. However, it is also considered, because of its yielding nature, to represent the correct management of masculine sexuality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Sitting in the barber’s chair may mean you hav concerns about your masculine appearance. Getting a haircut in your dreams may indicate that you may be about to lose power in some way or face unwanted criticism.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Well-known phallic symbol. Fear of sex and war, as in Helmet, Shot, and Atom Bomb.

A symbol for distance, masculine aggressiveness.

Astrology: A symbol of Mars.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Symbolizes, as do all things that germinate, female sexual organs; but also masculine sexuality and, in general, everything to do with nutrition. Today, it is a frequently occurring dream symbol about doubt, or searching deeply in order to overcome unconscious obstacles.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Particularly in the case of men, tremendous vitality (strong as a bear).

For our ancestors, the bear represented a real danger and threat. Those who wore a bearskin became attackers and experienced a tremendous increase in energy and vitality.

Can also be a person who is a little stupid but good- natured.

The symbol often indicates disappointment or that one is about to disappoint somebody. Often a symbol of the neglected inner animal (extinction).

According to Jung, symbol of the negative side of masculine strength.

In Nordic mythology the bear usually symbolizes female attributes. Also, the followers of Artemis called themselves arktoi (bears). Since ancient times, the bear has been depicted as a motherly, earthbound animal that represents the female drive.

ASTROLOGY: The bear corresponds to Taurus.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The mother appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.

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

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

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Beards are usually associated with masculinity, wisdom, strength; and the men who have them typically command respect. Moses, Jesus, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln all had beards. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming of bearded men is a good omen, and good luck will follow. On the other hand, dreaming about woman with beards is said to be bad luck. It’s no wonder, a woman who is strong, wise and commands respect is a very threatening creature (to some).

If you are a woman dreaming that you have a beard, you may be dealing with your own issues of power. You may be using more masculine energy than you would like to or that is necessary. See also: Hair... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol of the ruler, of male strength and vitality, of aid from a wise man; wisdom increasing with age. Nurturing your masculine side. Indicates male superiority and authority (the beard of the prophet).

A beard being cut off almost always means loss of vitality and fear of impotence. However, there is also another side to the image of a beard being cut off—exposing the face, approaching the world with openness. In this context, shaving off a beard in today’s setting might also mean an increase in potency.

ASTROLOGY: Symbol of Saturn.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a man with a beard means we must guard against cover-up and dcccit.

2- We perhaps need to consider more masculine attributes in ourselves or others.

3- Spiritually there is an ambivalence in the symbol of the beard and the meaning will depend on the dreamer’s own culture. It may mean wisdom and dignity, or alternatively it mav mean deceit and deviousness... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A beard is a sign of male power, courage, and wisdom. Vision: Seeing men with long beards: a positive sign for prosperity to come.

A man dreaming about shaving off or otherwise losing his l>eard: an unconscious fear of losing his pow er, his masculinity. In addition the dream means that he must soon say goodbye to (or be abandoned by) a good friend.

A man dreaming about a woman with a beard: be more careful with the opposite sex; the woman is “wearing the pants” and hiding her innermost thoughts.

A white beard is a symbol of wisdom. See Hair, Shaving.

Depth Psychology: In a man’s dream, the beard symbolizes masculine power. Shaving off a beard, however, means that he needs to let go of habitual behavior or prejudices. In a woman’s dream, a beard means that she is unconsciously looking for a father figure and more protection and security. ... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We perhaps need to consider more masculine attributes in ourselves or others.

To dream of cutting or having a beard cut suggests a loss of power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

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

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

A caged bird can indicate restraint or entrapment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dove The Anima (see Introduction).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stork

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

Swallow

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

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Sexual confusion or previously unrecognized attrac­tions.

2. Sexual repression, difficulties with sexual expression.

3. A need or desire to address either masculine or feminine as­pects of self or integrate them. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Within us we all hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and when there is conflict between the inner and the outer selves this can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Black is the color of the unconscious, of sinking into darkness, or mourning. Black is masculine, night, unsettling, and unconscious.

Depth Psychology: Black is the color of limitation, mourning, taboo, magic, hardness, conservatism, old age, inhibition, restriction, melancholy, defense, and sacrifice.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Since there is more than one meaning for bolt, you will need to decide which is appropriate.

A bolt on a door may signify that you are feeling imprisoned in a situation, perhaps by your own beliefs.

A bolt as in nuts and bolts suggests the masculine principle or drive, while the bolt from a crossbow signifies direct action or speech.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Since bowing is indicative of giving someone else status, to be bowing to someone in a dream would indicate our sense of inferiority.

To perceive a bow, as in Cupid’s bow. within a dream can indicate the need to be loved the union of masculine and feminine.

2- While intellectually we may not need to feci inferior, on an unconscious level we may actually sense someone else’s need to feel superior and acknowledge that in the dream stale.

To see a bow made of ribbon in a dream is making a connection to the feminine principle and beauty.

3- Variously a bow can indicate superiority, union of masculine and feminine, celebration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Variously a bow can indicate superiority, the union of masculine and feminine and celebration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To perceive a bow, as in cupid’s bow, can indicate the need to be loved – the union of masculine and feminine.

To see a bow made of ribbon is making a connection to the feminine principle and beauty.

An archery bow represents a compulsive force.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Marriage.

A specific event concerning your own development.

A desire for a partner, for bonding, or looking for balance between internal and external contradictions. Are you seeing your dream partner.7 Such a dream partner often depicts the ideal of your soulmate. Rarely, it signifies a warning of unwanted pregnancy. See Baby.

An unhappy or ugly bride or bridegroom often points to conflicts with your partner.

Alchemy sees these symbols as a connection between opposites. According to Jung, the images connect the masculine and feminine parts of the soul and are a symbol of light and fertility.

Folklore: Surprisingly, a bride and bridegroom in a dream always mean accident and great disappointment, particularly when you yourself are the bride or bridegroom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Marriage

1- i’o dream of a bridegroom usuallv indicates the desire to be married or to find a partner. It often shows the desire to be more responsible or to take on responsibility for someone else. It is a connection with, and an understanding of, the ‘romantic’ side of one’s nature and indicates the need for integration of the intellect and the real world.

The need for partnership may be more intellectual than emotional. and we may need to make a connection with the drive of the masculine.

A bridegroom can represent the dreamer’s need to take care of somebody or something, and maybe to exert a degree of control.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The need for partnership can sometimes be more intellectual than emotional. In connecting with the drive of the masculine we can become creative in many different ways.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Masculine characteristics of self (especially if a woman is dreaming).

2. Authority or repression (older brother).

3. Con­flicts (if arguing). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

In the case of a man, the second ego. You are dependent only on yourself; you walk unaided; or your masculine side needs to be strengthened. In the case of a woman: Strengthen your masculine side.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of belonging to a brotherhood indicates our need to belong to a group of like-minded people. This could be something in the nature of a trade union, or of the Freemasons. We all need approval from our peers, and such a dream indicates the way we handle ritualised group behaviour.

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Animals

1- In dreams the bull represents the masculine principle and fertility. It also can indicate the way we handle male sexuality.

2- The bull appearing in a dream can point to the dreamer’s own stubbornness.

3- fhe bull is connected with the moon goddesses and also represents Taurus in the Zodiac.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Animal)

A potent masculine nature evidencing itself. Stubbornness (e.g., being “bull headed”).

Fertility.

The Sumerians believed that the stomping hooves of a bull could bring nourishing rain to the land. Minoans also used bulls as a fertility emblem.

Inventive inception. Zoroastrian priests (the Magi) taught that a slain bull’s soul became the germ of creation.

Leadership skills, or their development. In Egypt, the kings and Pharaohs were often called bulls. Among the ancient Israelites, Yahweh was called the Bull of Israel.

Buddhist: The ego and mortal self.

Taming a bull: Bringing your anger or masculine side under control, or taking control of a situation (e.g., “seize the bull by the horns”).

A situation that was handled clumsily (e.g., a “hull in a china shop”).

Sacrifice of one valued thing in the hopes of obtaining another. Bulls were regularly used as offerings to the gods, like El in Phoenicia, Attis and Mithras in Rome, and the Oak god of the Druids (see Altar, Carcass).... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a bull symbolize energy that is masculine and unbending. You are venting pent up feelings of anger and hostility. Perhaps your subconscious is calling you to stand up for yourself. This also may be suggesting that you slow down in a new relationship or business venture. Don’t be a bull in a china shop. See Taurus.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams, the bull represents the masculine principle and fertility. It also can indicate the way we handle male sexuality. You might also like to consult the entry for animals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The bull / steer and Tiger are always personifications of drives and urges. Running after a bull in a dream means you are in conflict with your drives. You must always confront the bull or the tiger in your dream, because both have something important to say.

The bull is a symbol of masculine (originally feminine) strengths, fertility, and potency. Also indicates that animalistic urges have been mastered. See Buffalo, Buck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

This dream image refers to the masculine side of men and women. It is either the result of feeling self-confident or points to the need to become more self-confident.

The businessman stands for the exchange between people. He is the one who guides the flow of goods and, in that capacity, is the negotiator between nature and people.

The property of the businessman points to the talents of the dreamer, as do the goods that he sells.

The way in which he is moving the goods may be an indication of how the dreamer uses his energies.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘On looking at my son I see his penis has been completely cut off. I feel terribly upset, but notice that on each side of the remaining hole, special pieces of tissue have been implanted. These are budding, just like a plant, and I know, or am told, that a whole penis will grow’ (Edmond U). Edmond did in fact frequently ‘cut off’ his sexuality by absti­nence.

The dream graphically shows that sexual drives are like a living process.

Trauma and/or fear regarding sexual drive, possibly lead­ing to ‘cutting off’ full sexual flow; fear of the responsibility which develops with sexual maturity; the difficulty in facing the pains and adjustments which come with rejection by the opposite sex, competition for work and wealth, standing with­out parental support, making decisions, discriminating in the world of ideas and exercise of will.

Doing it to oneself: denying one’s own sexual drive, intro­verted anger at sexual drive; the conflict of choice between feminine and masculine. Done to one: trauma in sexual na­ture. Doing it to another: one’s own sexual pains or trauma may lead to the unconscious killing out of sexuality in one’s children or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sex

1- In anv dream that contains sexual trauma, we are usually being alerted to our inner fears.

The violent act of castration in a dream indicates the damage we are doing to ourselves in denying such fears.

2- Conventionally, there may be some difficulty in coming to terms with the conflict between the masculine and feminine within oneself.

3- We are prepared to make a life sacrifice, to give up or control the sexual act in favour of celibacy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Loss of masculinity and vitality. As a dream image, it is almost always a sign of repressed physical urges. Castration dreams refer mostly to inferiority complexes and feelings of guilt. In rare cases, castration points to a deep-seated denial of masculine sexuality. At the time of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, castration dreams were relatively frequent. Now, they happen relatively seldom, since our attitudes to sexuality have changed.

A woman is not likely see herself as a castrated man, and aggressive masculinity is today accepted by man and woman as an important part of themselves and does not need to be punished with castration. Castration dreams today are mostly seen as referring to work and vitality. Also, castration dreams dreamed by women and men are often a reference to their relationship.

If a relationship is problematic and a partner feels restricted, fantasies and images about castration are normal. Castration dreams, in rare cases, may also have a positive side: one is liberating oneself from burdensome tasks. See Donkey, Genital Organ, Sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Conventionally, there may be some difficulty in coming to terms with the conflict between the masculine and feminine within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol of male authority, as in Father. You are really your own boss. Or the “chief” is a symbol of your own, higher authority.

The ability to self-govern. Positive interpretation: positive masculinity, “ruler” over your own affairs. Seeing yourself as a chief is usually a wish-dream or a compensatory dream: you feel inferior and inadequate, or you are not making good use of your powers. According to Jung, it is usually the voice of the domineering, masculine side of us.

Folklore: Dreaming about your chief / boss is a sign of advancement and thereby prosperity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The meaning of a chisel in a dream would depend on whether or not the dreamer is a craftsman in waking life. In such a case it will depict pride in achievement and specialist knowledge.

If the dreamer has no skill it will depend 011 other symbolism in the dream, but will probably indicate the need to use force in a situation known to the dreamer.

2- Intellectual drives may put us in a position of needing to break through a barrier in order to succeed in a favourite project.

3- In sacred architecture the chisel is the active, masculine principle in relationship with the passive and feminine.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In sacred architecture the chisel is the active, masculine principle in relationship with the passive and feminine. In spiritual terms, therefore, the chisel signifies activity as opposed to waiting.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of chivalry represent a desire to be rescued by a hero or to be the hero for someone. This dream is revealing your desire for balance and the exultation of the masculine and feminine principles within yourself. See Knight, Prince and Princess.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a circumcision symbolize emasculation, extreme self denial and/or a desire to cut off masculine aggressiveness and power. See Castrate.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- “flic clothes we wear in a dream can often depict the facade, or persona, we create for other people. We have certain roles that we adopt in response to other’s reactions. Clothes which others are wearing in our dreams can also set the scene for an acting out of some of the confrontations which take place.

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.

Hat/Cap

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/Nightclothes

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

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.

Underclothes

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 Language of Dreams

(see Apron, Closet, Costume, Hat, Jewelry, Mask, Shoes, Tie, Veil)

How do the clothes feel? Are they itchy or uncomfortable? If so, this reveals discomfort with yourself or a situation in which you’ve been placed.

Old or tattered clothing indicates self-neglect or feelings of inferiority.

Changing clothes: A transition in status, jobs, relationships, and the like.

A statement of individuality and how you see yourself (e.g., “clothes make the man”).

Rejecting or throwing away out-of-date clothing: New enterprises, loves, characteristics. Forsaking outmoded ways of thinking and living.

Each color of clothing has different oracular value. Yellow indicates financial progress, blue portends success from tenacious efforts, red reveals a timely deliverance from a difficult situation, green is prosperity and happiness, and mixed hues foretell swift changes.

Each item of clothing also has slightly different meaning, much of which is dependent on your perception.

For example, a businessman dreaming about tying his tie again and again might interpret this as too much attention to his appearance at

work instead of the work quality. Dreaming of tightening your belt probably relates to financial struggles.

Dirty clothing sometimes represents the soiling of someone’s virtues.

Cross-dressing represents a figurative “trying on” of masculine or feminine attributes that you wish to develop. This can also reveal a greater balance of the Yin-Yang energies within you (see Hermaphrodite, Homosexuality).... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The clothes we wear in a dream can often depict the facade, or persona, we create for other people. We have certain roles that we adopt in response to others’ reactions. Clothes which others are wearing in our dreams can also set the scene for an acting out of some of the confrontations which take place. Some common images which have particular relevance are: getting undressed can suggest the shedding of old beliefs and inhibitions whereas losing one’s clothes or being naked highlights our vulnerability and fears. Dressing inappropriately, perhaps wearing formal clothes on a casual occasion and vice versa, shows we are conscious of our own difficulty in ‘fitting in’ with other people. It will depend on 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. 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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also sec Birds

1- 1’he cock has always been a symbol of a new day. and of vigilance or watchfulness, so to have one appear in a dream forecasts a new beginning or warning to be vigilant in one’s daily work.

2- We may need to be more up front and courageous in what we are doing.

3- Masculine principle, the Bird of Fame and the dawn arc all perceived in the symbol of the cock.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The masculine principle, the spiritual bird of fame and the dawn are all part of the significance of this bird.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The cock stands for the “keeper of time.”

Vision: In a woman’s dream: hearing a cock crowing: be careful when dealing with men. Seeing a rooster and a woman means satisfaction in all matters of love (for both sexes). Watching a cock laying eggs: play the lottery you just might win!

Depth Psychology: The cock is usually a symbol of masculine sexuality. Depending on how it appears in the dream, it is a warning about being too aggressive, or a sign of repressed masculine characteristics (if the rooster has been plucked). By the way, a rooster play’s mean tricks in order to copulate with hens.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of living together with your romantic partner, or with a good friend, symbolizes transition and commitment. You will undergo an important developmental phase in your relationship with this person.

The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream that you are using your creativity or problem solving abilities means that you are in touch with your feminine essence, and your ability to think outside the box. This can be a valuable asset to you in your everyday life, as long as you find a practical way to honor it with your masculine energy and make it manifest.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a dagger appears in a dream, the meaning can either be aggressive or defensive.

If the dreamer is using the dagger to attack someone then he may be trying to cut out some part of himself or trying to get rid of something he does not like.

If the dreamer is being stabbed, lie is highlighting his vulnerability.

2- Psychologically, to be penetrated by any sharp instrument is usually to do with one’s masculine side and often refers to one’s sexuality.

3- The dagger, if turned on oneself, represents an age-old instrument of sacrifice.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, to be penetrated by any sharp instrument in a dream is usually to do with our masculine energy and at the same time often refers to our feelings about sexuality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Deer come to deliver the attributes of gentleness, sensitivity, and innocence.

A deer is sensitive to every rustle in the lorest, and a deer in a dream may indicate a need to develop keen sensitivity to your environment or life through shifting from thinking to awareness.

The presence of a deer may mean you need to develop a more gentle approach to life or toward your relationships with others.

The buck with its branched antlers comes as a powerful expression of masculine strength. He wears the crown of the king and symbolically has associations with Christ.

The young buck’s strength is in its crown, which, like the branches of a tree, reach into the Upper World for spiritual connection.

The doe comes to bring the message to embrace a more passive and sensitive demeanor and the fawn to embrace innocence.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Fables, Lizard, Monsters, Snake)

The guardian of great power, magic, and wisdom.

If you can befriend this aspect of yourself, many new talents and abilities will open to you.

Among Taoists, the dragon represents eternal change, and the part of the path that we cannot as yet see. Consequently, you must perfect the spirit and trust that your road is sure.

In China, the highest spiritual Yang (masculine) power attainable. On Earth, this was embodied by the power of the Chinese emperor.

Slaying a dragon: Overcoming negative traits. Alternatively, cutting off the feminine aspects of self (see Sivord).

Fever breathing dragon: An overbearing person with strong words.

Procreative power of nature. In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Tiamat was a half- dragon, half-human (to show higher and lower self) Goddess who gave birth to all things.

Archetypal: The primordial consciousness and psychic transformation.

The ongoing struggle of light versus darkness, and good versus evil, that is always with us. Here you become the hero who preserves your vision of virtue.... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see Insects)

If hovering near water, this represents the cooperation between your mental / conscious self and your emotional nature.

Dragonflies are very adaptable, but also territorial. Have you been hovering around your domain too much? Or perhaps you’ve been too flexible in a specific situation.

Dragonflies need warmth and sunlight. On the dream plane, this may represent a similar physical need that manifests as depression or restlessness. Alternatively, it may symbolize the need to be more aware of the conscious, masculine, solar self.

In Japan, these are emblems of happiness and good fortune.

Among Native Americans, the souls of the departed may reside in these creatures. As such, they may be messengers from other realms communicating through your dream (see Ghost).... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Vessels symbolise servants and lads while stove, hearths, grates, cauldrons, lamps, table-cloths etc. symbolise grief, sorrow and anxiety which will be felt by the head of the household if the Arabic masculine equivalent is used for any of the above words. But it it is used as a feminine such as qidr, qifah, maa’idah, musarrajah and qas’ah, then they symbolise a person’s wife.. As for the word sufrah though feminine, it symbolises the husband all the same.

(Qidr : Cauldron, Cooking Pot; Qifah : large basket; Maa’idah : table-cloth; Musrrajah : lamp; Qas’ah trough)

Whatever is made from copper or lead such as cups, saucers, plates, trays kettles etc. they all symbolise a person’s servants and lads.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Birds, Wings)

American: Freedoms and liberties in which everyone deserves to share Soaring with an eagle: A type of flying dream.

Many solar gods are equated with this symbol (see Sim), giving the eagle associations with the lifting ot depression or a more conscious awareness.

Lofty ambitions that require great skill to achieve.

Jungian: Your father or another masculine authority figure.

Leadership skills. Among the Romans, this bird became a kind of totem for the emperor, who was thought to reincarnate as an eagle. Alternatively, this may also symbolize traditionally masculine characteristics like pride and fierceness developing.

An alternative lightning emblem. In ancient Greece, people placed eagles on temple rooftops to protect the building from lightning, as they felt this creature controlled the fire from the sky.

Riding on the back of an eagle represents a spiritual voyage, possibly an astral journey or OBE.... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see Moon, Sun)

Being in between two phases; a momentary limbo. Temporary concealment of the truth.

Lunar eclipse: Hiding from, or trying to ignore, the feminine aspect of self (see Women).

Solar eclipse: Hiding from, or trying to ignore, the masculine aspect of self (see Men).

Being devoured or obscured by something or someone that seems larger than life. Several myths from various lands tell of great creatures, like dragons, who eat the sun or moon, thereby causing its disappearance.... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

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

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

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

To see him is considered a sign of special grace.

Folklore: Erotic meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The core of physical being is the embryo, a union of masculine and feminine principles. This therefore symbolizes the centre of creation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Introduction

1- The enchantress is such a strong image within both the masculine and feminine psyches that she can appear in dreams in many guises. She is the feminine principle in its binding and destroying aspect; the evil witch or the beautiful seductress. She has the power to create illusion, and the ability to delude others.

2- As the negative aspect of the feminine, the enchantress can appear in dreams as a woman meets her self-destructive side. She is to be understood rather than feared.

3- An enchantress exudes the destructive side of the Feminine, as represented by Lilith.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The enchantress is such a strong image within both the masculine and feminine psyches that she can appear in dreams in many guises. She is the feminine principle in its binding and destroying aspect; the evil witch or the beautiful seductress. She has the power to create illusion and the ability to delude others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an equinox represent balance of power within you, equality between the masculine and feminine energies, and an embrace of your light and dark aspects. See Yin/Yang.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Erections during a dream are normal, but here we are talking about a dream of erection. Symbolically, this points either to fear of impotence or to the joy of masculine power. This symbol is about willpower and vitality within men and women. It almost always poses the question of how goal-oriented and focused your actions are.

For men as well as for women, this dream can be interpreted as the need for hetero-, auto-, or homosexuality.

According to Freud, women dreaming of erection indicates penis envy.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- “flic family is the first basic security image that a child has. Often, through circumstances not within that child’s control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family.

Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, docs not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (It is interesting to note that one person working on his own dreams can have a profound noticeable cffcct on the interactions and unconscious bondings between other members of his family). Almost all of the problems we encounter in life are reflected within the family, so in times of sUess we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced.

The Spiritual Triangle.

A group in which we feel safe.

Since relationships in the family- are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are:

A man’s mother being transformed into another woman

A man’s first closc relationship with a woman is with his mother. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative. It can be a sign of growth for him to realise, through dream, that he can let mother go. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women (sec Airima).

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else Similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her Animus (See Introduction), she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream often represents the Shadow (See Introduction). Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, it can cause difficulty with family relationships in later life. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections. “fhe pattern of aggressions between familv members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life.

Dreams about the family figure so prominently because most of the conflicts and problems in life are experienced first within that environment. It is as though a pattern is laid down which, until it is broken willingly, will continue to appear.

Confusion of family members e.g. mother’s face on father’s body suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect the dreamer’s fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected The relationship with that person (or the dreamer’s concept of that person) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that the dreamer has become obsessed in some way with the other person.

The dream has occurred in order to highlight either the importance or the potential danger - of such a relationship.

Dreamer’s parents crushing the dreamer and thus forcing rebellion. This suggests that the dreamer needs to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent/child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately can indicate our need to recognise that they are only human, and not as perfcct as we had first perceived. Dreaming of rivalry with one parent When a child is first born, it moves through extreme self- involvement to an exclusive relationship, usually with mother. Onlv later docs he or she becomc aware of the need for a different relationship with a third person. Often this relationship causes the child to question his or her own validity as a person. When this question is not resolved successfully it may persist in the dream image of conflict with a parent. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of one’s family The dreamer has not fully differentiated between his needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within the dreamer’s everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework.

Individual members and then- position within the family can symbolise the various archetypes. Thus, father can represent the masculine principle and authority; whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle. Brother As already stated, a brother can represent both feelings of kinship and of rivalry. In a man’s dream an older brother can represent experience and authority, while a younger brother suggests vulnerability and possibly lack of maturity. In a woman’s dream, a younger brother can represent a sense of rivalry, but also of vulnerability; whether her own or her brother’s.

An older brother can signify her extrovert self.

Daughter When the relationship with a daughter is highlighted in dreams, it often represents the outcome of the relationship between husband and wife. In a woman’s dream, the relationship with the daughter usually suggests a mutually supportive one although rivalry and jealousy can arise and needs to be dealt with. Sometimes this can safely be done in dreams. In a man’s dream his daughter may represent his fears and doubts about his own ability to handle his vulnerability.

Extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles)

Members of the extended family usually appear in dreams either as themselves, or as typifying various parts of ourselves which arc recognisible.

Father If the relationship with father has been successful in waking life, the image of father in dreams will be a positive one. Father represents authority and the conventional forms of law and order. In a man’s life father becomes a role model, whether appropriate or not. It is often only when the individual realises that he is not being true to his own nature that dreams can point the way to a more successful life. In a woman’s life, father is the ‘pattern’ on whom she bases all later relationships. When she appreciates that she longer need use this pattern. she is often able to work out in dreams a more appropriate way to have a mature relationship.

If the relationship with father has been a difficult or negative one, there mav be some resistance to resolving the various conflicts which will have arisen. Often this can be accomplished in dreams. Grandparents Grandparents appearing in dreams can highlight our attitude to them, but also to the traditions and beliefs handed down by them. It could be said that grandparents do not know whether they have clone a good job of raising their children until their sins and daughters have children of their own.

Husband/Live in partner

Crucial within the husband/wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father, and any subsequent partnering will be coloured by that attachment.

If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. They may also be projected onto other women’s husbands.

Mother A child’s relationship with mother is pivotal in its development. Largely it is the first relationship which the child develops, and should be perceived by the child as a nurturing, caring one.

If this does not happen, fears and doubts may arise. In a man’s life this may result in continually developing dependent relationships with older women, or denying his right to a relationship completely. In a woman’s life, her relationship with her mother will colour all other relationships. She may find herself pushed into nurturing the needy male, or in forming relationships with both men and women which do not satisfv her basic needs. There arc many ways through dreams of working through relationships with mother, and much can be gained by daring to take this step. Provided one has come to terms with this relationship, much material and spiritual success can be achieved.

Sister The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling side of ourselves. VVe have the ability to make links with that side of ourselves through being able to understand our sister’s personality. In a man’s dream if she is older, the sister can represent the potential for persecution, but also of caring.

If she is younger then she can epitomise the more vulnerable side of him. In a woman’s dream if the sister is younger, she can represent rivalry.

If older she stands for capability. Son The son in dreams can signify the dreamer’s need for self- expression and for extroversion. He can also signify parental responsibility. In a mother’s dream he may represent one’s ambitions, hope and potential. In a father’s dream he can highlight unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Wife/Live in partner The wife/husband relationship is based on how the man perceives himself to be.

If he has previously formed a good, if not successful relationship with his mother, he will attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He will experience potential loss and death of his partner in the same way as he experienced the ‘loss’ of his mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, does not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (it is interesting to note that one person working on his own dreams can have a profound noticeable effect on the interactions and unconscious bondings between other members of his family). Almost all of the problems we encounter in life are reflected within the family, so in times of stress we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced. Dreams about the family figure so prominently because most of the conflicts and problems in life are experienced first within that environment. It is as though a pattern is laid down which, until it is broken willingly, will continue to appear. Individual members and their position within the family can also symbolize the various archetypes – father can represent the masculine principle and authority, whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle.

For ease of reference the relevance of each figure in men’s and women’s dreams is included under each heading. Because we have had an intimate connection with members of the family they become easy targets for projection as dream images. We do have to decide whether they are in our dreams as themselves or whether they are there in a symbolic capacity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a father or your father can represent your feelings and projections about the father archetype or God.

A father generally represents support, protection, and heroism.

If this is a pleasant dream where the father is amiable, then this represents that you are in balance and harmony with the father/masculine/God aspect of yourself.

If the father character is malevolent, this represents a distrust of God/ the universe of your own father, or the father aspect of yourself, as in the ability to provide or protect yourself from harm. See God and King.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of felatio represent that you are empowering your inner masculine energy. This dream can also represent submission or empowerment depending upon your feeling tone in the dream. See Ejaculation and Sex.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Fighting tends to be a masculine response to a problem so in a man’s dream he may well be attempting to deal with his own reactions. In a woman’s dream she will be developing her own assertiveness and must decide whether her actions are appropriate. You might like to consult the entry for conflict for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Abuse, Armor, Weapons)

Conflict or clashes with social strictures, other’s ideals, or your own sense of right and wrong.

Jungian: Self-conflict between what we wish to be and what we truly are or how we perceive ourselves.

A battle raging between the conscious and subconscious, between thought versus emotion, masculine traits versus the feminine, etc.

Releasing anger and related emotions that otherwise get subdued, or for which we do not have an adequate avenue of expression.... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see Baking, Candle, Disaster, Forge, Hearth, Hell, Red, Sun, Torch)

A predominantly masculine symbol associated with the sun and intense passion. Native Americans additionally believe the condition of the fire appearing in the dream reflects your emotional nature. Is it burning out of control—or neatly tended?

Goodness over evil. Fire illuminates the darkness and chases away frightening shadows. Upon what areas of your life does this light shine?

Drastic transformation. This is the flight of the phoenix who must die in a nest of flame to be renewed.

Emotional devastation or a burning obsession. Look to see what exactly you perceive as burning.

Awareness and vision. Besides shedding light, fire was used as a divinatory tool in cultures ranging from ancient Greece to Tibet. Known as pyromancy, seers would stare at a flame source, watching for symbolic images to appear in answer to questions posed.

Elemental forces that must be tempered and controlled or they will destroy instead of empower.

Dramatics (being full of “flash and fanfare”).

Squelching: Ignoring or turning your back on the masculine nature, or resentment toward men. Alternatively, having a source of personal energy taken away.

Walking through a fire: Your reactions in the dream to this experience indicate how you are coping with a particularly heated situation.

Sitting amidst a fire: Being on the proverbial “hot seat.” Alternatively, a type of death dream in which the fire relates to the ancient pyres upon which bodies were burned to release the spirit.

Campfires: Simple pleasures, reveling in nature, remembering stories and experiences from youth (see Fables, Storytellers).

What’s burning here can be vitally important to your dream’s meaning.

For example, seeing a building on fire might indicate that you’re burning up your body’s resources / energy.

An attic fire can reveal someone whose mind is totally consumed by one topic. Dreaming of burning clothes symbolizes the desire to do away with societally designed images for a more honest self-representation.

Dreaming of a fire whose coals have grown cold is a very negative image. It represents trouble, despair, and possibly the loss of love among those people close to you due to a misunderstanding. Try to find a way to put a fresh warm ember into this situation.... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, River)

Miracles, especially those of providence, as portrayed in the story of Christ and the loaves and fishes.

Determined procreativity. Some fish, like salmon, fight their way against water currents to mate.

According to Edgar Cayce, ugly fish represent evil. Hooking a fish: Seizing a spiritual or personal quality.

Hindus regard fish as representative of charity and timely rescue, especially from the emotional nature.

The first incarnation of Vishnu was a fish that saved humankind from the flood.

In China, this symbolizes prosperity, renewal, and peace.

The word for fish in Chinese is actually a homophone for abundance.

An alternative icon dream, because fish coincide with many savior figures, including those of ancient Babylonia and India.

Among Buddhists, the symbol of separation from desires and attachments.

In Japan, the carp specifically is an emblem of the masculine nature (see Men).

Potentially a play on words that warns against a “fishy” situation.

Seeing yourself fishing indicates a search. Watch your catch, however, as your hook can snag an old shoe as easily as it might the prize you seek!

Casting nets for fish reveals a person who is liable to accept all received information as truth, without discriminating good information from bad (see Webs).

Each type offish can become a distinct symbol within your dream.

For example, a flounder indicates someone who is constantly wavering and unable to make a decisions (e.g., “floundering around”). On the other hand, a piranha reveals a biting personality, or one that is anxious for success at any cost.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Musical Instruments

1- Many musical instruments particularly wind instruments indicate extremes of emotion, enticement and flattery. Because of the shape the flute is often taken as a symbol of masculine virility, but could also be taken to stand for anguish.

2- As a way of expressing the sound of the spirit, and therefore harmony; the flute can be used as a symbol of happiness and joy.

3- Celestial music.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Many musical instruments – particularly wind instruments – indicate extremes of emotion, enticement and flattery. Because of its shape the flute is often taken as a symbol of masculine virility, but could also be taken to stand for anguish since its music is somewhat plaintive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of football are about tackling life’s problems head on.

The game of football is an expression of masculine energy primarily reflecting that you are moving past obstacles and knocking down whatever is in the way to get past the goal line of your desires.

If you dream of the actual ball, then this could be a sign that you are being abused, kicked around, piled upon, thrown, and treated harshly. Consider the feeling tone. See Sports.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When the forge and the blacksmith were a part of normal, everyday life this particular dream would indicate some aspect of hard work or desire to reach a goal. Now it is more likely to mean a ritual action.

2- fhe forge represents the masculine and active force. It also represents the power of transmuting that which is base and unformed into something sacred.

To dream of a forge indicates that we arc changing internally and allowing our finer abilities to be shown.

3- Sacrcd fire.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Fire, Hammer)

This cauldron of flame hones and refines your skills or characteristics.

Because of the fiery element, an alternative type of or sun dream, but with more implied regulation.

Smith at a forge: Control over the masculine nature, and knowing how to use its attributes effectively. Also, magically speaking, an improved skill with fire as an empowering element. Look to see what shape or object the smith works on for more symbolism.

Metal sitting in a forge: The metal represents an aspect of an individual that is undergoing a fiery time. This experience tempers and shapes that characteristic.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The forge represents the masculine and active force.

To dream of a forge indicates that we are changing internally and allowing our finer abilities to be shown.

The forge gods such as thor and vulcan were an important aspect of ancient belief and often represented the ability to change.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Any grouping of the masculine usually alerts us to the many sides and aspects of the masculine personality.

The four prime beliefs of freemasonry are: the fatherhood of god; the brotherhood of man; relief to others; and the search for truth. When these qualities are required in our lives we may dream of freemasonry or of someone of this belief.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The clothing chain the Gap is known for the simplicity of solid colors with style. Putting on clothes at the Gap may comment that you are ready to hit the street solid, balanced, and ready. It may also mention that there is a gap in your life or a separation between masculine and feminine aspects of your soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of the astrological sign Gemini symbolizes twins, which could be suggesting that you are dealing with two-faced gossip or dealing with your inner polarities: from happy/sad, to extroverted/introverted, to masculine/feminine, to child/elder, etc. See Goddess Persephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The symbol is the twins (often shown as masculine and feminine) and it governs the shoulders, arms and hands.

The colour associated with the sign is yellow; its specific gemstones are agate and beryl.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming about giants may mean we are coming to terms with some of the repressed feelings we had about adults when we were children. They may have seemed larger than life or frightening in some wav.

/2- Giants and ogres often represent the emotion of anger, particularly masculine anger. This can be confronted in dreams where perhaps we cannot do this in waking life.

3- Primordial power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Giants and ogres often represent the emotion of anger, particularly masculine anger. This can be confronted in dreams where perhaps we cannot do this in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with our relationship with the dark side of our nature.

The goat may also represent the devil or satan, as seen in old woodcut images. It is also the symbol for the astrological sign of capricorn.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Driving a gold vehicle delivers masculine expression. It may announce the identity of an individual who will be of great value to you. It signifies wealth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of your grandfather can be about the mature masculine aspects of yourself, elder consciousness, or that you are processing your relationship with your grandfather.

The Grandfather archetype represents the sky, the all seeing, and all knowing, wise part of yourself.

The Grandfather can sometimes represent God. This dream may be an opportunity to grapple with your feelings toward God, male elders, or about aging. See Zeus and King.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of green represents beneficial change, positive well-being, maturity, productivity, healing, hope, and peace. Green also represents your desire to earn respect and to gain your freedom. Money, prosperity, and envy are also represented by this color. Dark green represents consumerism, greed, dishonesty, deception, and selfishness. You should find common ground between your masculine and feminine sides.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Weapons

1- In dreams the gun has an obvious masculine and sexual connotation.

If a woman is firing a gun she is aware of the masculine, aggressive side of her personality.

If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.

2- It will depend on the other circumstances in the dream how we interpret the use of a gun. We may be using it to protect those things we feel are important to us.

3- The svmbolism here reverts to a more base attribute that of overt masculinity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman is firing a gun she is aware of the masculine, aggressive side of her personality.

If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.

For a man to be being shot suggests conflict which may, in fact, be territorial.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Axe. Power, but also constructive endeavor. Vigor and drive, similar to Hand.

According to Freud, as with all tools, a symbol of masculine sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of hammers or blunt instruments highlights the more aggressive and masculine side of our nature. There may be the feeling that their is an aspect of our personality which needs to be crushed or struck for us to be able to function properly.

2- While aggression may be necessary it may be more that the judicial application of force is appropriate.

3- The hammer also has a double- sided symbolism these are justice and vengeance.

The dreamer needs to be aware which of these apply in his own spiritual domain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of hammers or blunt instruments highlights the more aggressive and masculine side of our nature. There may be the feeling that there is an aspect of our personality that needs crafting or shaping if we are to function effectively.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Vigor and human endeavor, as in Hammer. Loss or injury to a hand means you’re not active enough. According to classical psychoanalysis, the right hand is masculine, the left hand, feminine.

According to Freud, a phallic symbol. (Each finger, in Freud’s view, could be a phallic symbol.)... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The hand is a symbol of control, activity, power.

Vision: Looking at a hand: make sure your dealings are honest. Looking at clean hands: you have honest friends. Looking at dirty hands: a clear warning to beware of false friends or dishonest people around you. Wringing your hands means suffering from the demands of others; also worries and conflicts. Don’t be passive and wltiny—get a grip and cliangc! Burning your hands: others envy you, or you got burned recently. Looking at several hands: great wealth through your own efforts. Holding your hands in front of your eyes: forgive someone for a mistake and be more tolerant. Losing your right hand: possible death of the father (if the left hand, possible death of the mother). Looking at beautiful, strong hands means wrapping up a very good business deal.

Depth Psychology: The hand is a symbol of “action,” energy, drive, and competence.

A hand that looks injured, crippled, or is missing always indicates a difficulty in taking action. Is it the right hand (the masculine side) or the left (the feminine side)? See Left, Right. What do the fingers look like? See Finger. Do you want to “take somebody by the hand”? Or vicc versa?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your hands says a lot about your current mood and emotion, but in particular it shows how you are connected with others and how you impact the world.

The right hand represents strength and activity; it shows the human masculine side.

The left hand represents the gentle side with generosity and femininity. In a dream you might see yourself holding hands with someone - this reflects your attachment to that person and the will to keep them close to you at all times. Dreaming of bleeding or injured hands represents a blow to your pride. Alternatively, if you dream of clasped or closed hands, it shows unity and acceptance of the current situation. It may also mean stubbornness and unwillingness to help.

To dream of having oversized hands shows success and ability to reach goals.

To dream of having hairy and rough hands shows aggressiveness and lack of tenderness.

To dream of a bloody hand implies guilty feelings over a wrong doing, which may haunt you for quite a while.

To dream of cleaning your hands in flowing water indicates worries that you wish to wash away. This is a desire to cleanse yourself from your responsibility for a given issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of your hands, represents your relationship to those around you and how you connect with the world. Hands serve as a form of communication. Perhaps you need to lend out a helping hand to someone. In particular, the left hand symbolizes your graciousness and feminine, receptive qualities. And the right hand symbolizes masculine, active attributes. It may also be a pun for some decision or something being “right”. Here are some other “hand” dream meanings: A dream about holding hands with someone means that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy, or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from that person.

To dream that your hands are injured represents an attack on your ego. Giant hands in a dream, especially if they are your own, mean someone in your life is too demanding of you. However, this dream can also mean success in achieving your goals. Small hands in a dream, whether yours or somebody else’s, suggest that you are feeling insecure, or under attack.

To dream that your hands are hairy or rough, implies your lack of gentleness in dealing with others.

To see blood on your hands, signifies that you are feeling guilty.

To dream of washing your hands represents a worrisome issue that you need to work through. Alternatively, it suggests that you are no longer taking responsibility in some matter.

If you dream you have no hands, you feel out of control in a real life situation.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into ‘madness’ or capriciousness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the priestess / witch aspect of femininity or the priest / sorcerer of the masculine. In its positive imagery, however, it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the mother of god.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Baking, Cauldron, Fire, Foods by type, Forge)

Focus on, or the condition of, home and familv. Traditionally the hearth was the heart of a bouse in Europe, where all important family activities took place. How does the hearth appear? An evenly burning hearth with good coals indicates consistent love and tending. One that is artificial or bricked up reveals pretense or blocked emotions, respectively.

An alternative type of womb emblem, in which the masculine element (fire) burns.

Fertility, kinship, and love. Old folk spells regularly recommended ashes from the hearth fire as a component for these purposes.

Depending on its configuration, this may be an alternative altar dream, in which the food becomes a kind of sacrifice. In the Orient, especially, there are gods and goddesses who preside over, and are honored in, the kitchen.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams, it will depend on whether the helmet is being worn by someone else or by the dreamer.

If the former, it may have the same symbolism as the mask (see Mask) in that it prevents the wearer being seen.

If the latter, then it is a symbol of protection and preservation.

2- In olden times, the helmet was the attribute of the warrior or hero. Even today as with the motorcycle helmet it is still largely a representation of the masculine.

3- Protection by the Spiritual Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In olden times, the helmet was the attribute of the warrior or hero. Whilst it covered the face, it often had the eye pieces highlighted in order to scare the enemy. Even today – as with the motorcycle helmet – it is still in dreams largely a representation of the masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually this represents the divine union or sacred marriage and suggests the masculine and feminine aspects of god united in perfect balance. It is the balance sought by all alchemists, and is an image that occurs in dreams as we become more spiritually proficient.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: As we grow and mature, we begin to understand that certain behaviour is appropriate or acceptable. This may mean that other natural emotions, reactions and sensitivities are suppressed and can surface as difficulties later on in life as we search for autonomy. These may cause us a great deal of confusion and can be perceived in dreams as hermaphrodism, with either the masculine or feminine attributes becoming noticeable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) signifies our attitude to bisexuality, or androgyny – the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Shapes

1- Technically, the hexagram is a figure of six lines and represents the union of two forces, the Yin (feminine) and the Yang (masculine).

For this to appear in a dream represents the principle of ‘as above, so below’.

2- When we attempt to reconcile two forces - the spiritual and the physical we may experience that union in the form of patterns, one significant group of which arc hexagrams.

3- The union of the spiritual and physical worlds is represented by the hexagram.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a hippopotamus are showing you that you have a wonderful balance between your masculine energy that can be dominating and intimidating and your feminine energy that can flow with the stream of life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of being homosexual or that someone else is, this is about processing your relationship with your sexuality, your same sex parent, or exploring the realm of homosexuality. Depending upon the emotional context, this dream could represent -love and adoration, or fear/defensiveness/disdain of the opposite sex. Because we all contain masculine and feminine energy, regardless of our sex, this could represent an imbalance of an aspect of your nature, unresolved issues with your opposite sex parent, or the freedom and -love to explore beyond the boundaries of society’s parameters. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

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

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

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

The Language of Dreams

Sounding: A type of announcement or judgment dream. Note that the angels of heaven often presaged major matters with horns, as did court musicians (see Music).

Animal horn: A masculine symbol, usually denoting the penis. Note the sexual energy- associated with the bull, ram, stag, and goat gods of ancient times.

Drinking horns: A type of chalice dream in which the masculine nature, or other qualities, as represented by the beverage in the horn are internalized.

Fertility or abundance, as with the legendary cornucopia.

Lust, especially if you sprout the horns yourself.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Antlers

1- Horns appearing in dreams hark back to the idea of the animal in the human.

The god Pan, who represents sexuality as well as life force, wore horns.

A horn also represents the penis and masculinity. Because it is penetrative, it can also signify the desire to hurt. Protcctivcncss is also a quality of horns since the male animal will use his horns to protect his territory.

A musical or hunting horn suggests a summoning or a warning in dreams.

2- Horns in a dream suggest superiority; cither earned or conferred. It is interesting that horns are supposed to bestow the powers of the animal on the wearer. In Pagan times, as well as some tribes today, the donning of horns signifies a particular senior position within the tribe. In Chinese medicine, rhinoceros horn is reputed to be an aphrodisiac. This is possibly because of its association with masculine power.

3- In a spiritual sense, because horns are associated with the head, they represent intellectual as well as supernatural power.

Because thcv rise above the head, they also symbolise Divinity and the power of the soul.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Horns in a dream suggest superiority, either earned or conferred. It is interesting that horns are supposed to bestow the powers of the animal on the wearer. In pagan times, as well as some tribes today, the donning of horns signifies a particularly senior position within the tribe. Often the wearer is a shaman who, through dreams, can connect with other realms. In chinese medicine, rhinoceros horn is reputed to be an aphrodisiac. This is possibly because of its association with masculine power. All of these significances, as we become more aware, can appear in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

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

The system should include the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Look closely at each detail of your dream.

The small things give important suggestions that are easily overlooked.

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

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Hide. This image is an obvious reference to pursuing your own goals. In Greek / Roman mythology Artemis (Diana), the goddess of the moon and a feminine archetype, is also the goddess of the hunt and, therefore also a masculine archetype. In the past, the symbol of the hunt referred mainly to the masculine side of a woman. Today it is more a matter of emphasis on masculinity, self-worth, and connection to nature. Or you are feeling pressured and under stress. Are you being chased in the dream or are you chasing somebody? If you are chasing someone or something, then it would not be a sign of stress, but rather a reminder that life needs to be more exciting.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: In men’s dreams, both images often indicate a woman chaser.

Vision: Going on a hunt: you, too, need to learn that only patience makes success possible.

The dreamer is looking for a relationship.

An unsuccessful hunt means disappointment. Seeing a hunter: you have much work to do on yourself to develop better habits. Being invited to go hunting means a good hand in a card game.

Depth Psychology: Hunting is a symbol of your hunt for material things— success, money, and joy—which is the result of greed, ambition, and expectations.

The “hunt” is a challenge to reexamine your life’s goal and make important corrections. Who or what is hunting you? Who are you hunting? The hunter and the hunt are both very masculine dream symbols (hunter and collector!).... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Weapons)

A desire for conquest.

For what are you currently hunting, and is it truly something over which you should try 7 to take dominion?

Is the creature used as food, or is it being hunted in sport? If for food, this may be a type of hunger dream, or representative of your need for fulfillment.

If being hunted in sport, the animal may symbolize a coveted object or person that remains elusive.

(see Snow)

A potentially hazardous situation. Watch your footing.

The cooling of emotions or a relationship. Frigidity. Halted movement, feeling frozen and unable to act. Being frozen in ice: A type of death or cage dream.

An icicle: The masculine nature.

Making an ice carving: Chipping away at the walls that disguise the true self. Alternatively, a subliminal wish that the object portrayed (or its symbolic meaning) would either manifest or halt completely.

Hail: This ice falls from the sky and barrages the dreamers landscape, symbolizing a torrent of personal, social, political, or religious dogma that seems to overshadow simple, straightforward faith.... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Deep bonds with a Relative (often a symbol for parts of yourself), whom you see as your idol, or who is or should be a threatening example. As a dream symbol, incest has an extremely positive as well as a negative meaning. On one hand, incest dreams express a longing for a deep connectedness and bonding that is clamoring for expression on all levels (body, mind, and soul). In a dream where the brother or sister is seen as the lover who is similar and related, in that sense, the dream makes possible a complete union of the masculine and the feminine even within one’s own soul. On the other hand, this dream symbol may also represent the matter of love versus power. It is important to note who is making love: sister / brother incest may indicate that control is exercised at the expense of the bonding aspect. It is indeed the brother / sister incest act that expresses such a longing for complete devotion, while at the same time adding the attraction of the forbidden, which in our society makes anything sexual so exciting.

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Since self-image and sexuality are so closely connected, incest in dreams is much more likely to be an effort to sort out our feelings about ourselves than anything else. Dreaming of incest with brothers or sisters may symbolize an attempt to unify the masculine and feminine aspects within us. We are attempting to make a link with the part of our own personality most closely reflected by that person. We can only do this within the safety of a dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of interdependence denote autonomy, mutuality, and the balance of your inner masculine and feminine energies. You desire to co-create a successful and long-lasting partnership whereby the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. See Co-op.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Burglar and People

1- As human beings, we arc very conscious of our own personal space. Dreaming of an intruder indicates that we are arc feeling threatened in some way. Often in dreams the intruder is masculine, and this generally indicates a need to defend ourselves.

2- I’o dream of an intruder has an obvious connection with sex and threats to one’s sexuality.

3- Spiritually it is possible to put ourselves in danger of being open to desecration. Our Self is a sacrcd space, but until we understand that it is inviolable, we can be open to challenge.

The intruder is that part of ourselves which does not handle our fears and doubts.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If we are driving we arc in control.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a keyhole symbolize that you are awaiting entrance and/or connection to someone or something.

A keyhole represents the feminine principle of holding space, the vagina, awaiting masculine energy to enter, and feeling the anticipation of a great opportunity.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of killing someone signify a desire to get rid of an unacceptable aspect of self, extreme -denial, perfectionism, suppressed anger, rage, destruction, fear, defensiveness and an expression of your fight for survival. Consider who is being killed and by who, and this will help you to receive the gift of this dream.

For example, if you dream of killing a male, then you are attempting to kill off your masculine energy; if you are killing a female, then you are attempting to kill your female energy, etc. Also, this dream may denote your desire to eliminate a destructive habit. See Shadow, Integration Dreams and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a kilt are symbolic of the blending of the masculine and feminine energies within you; the integration of polarities, and music and weapons.

A ceremony/ rite of passage is taking place in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a king symbolize masculine power, the father archetype, God, higher knowledge, vision and ambition. You are rising above the masses in terms of status and wealth because you are connecting to your higher purpose.

If you are a man dreaming of a king, you are dealing with authority issues, either your own, or that of someone you work with.

If you are a woman dreaming of a king, then you may be looking to be rescued.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Expansions Dream Dictionary

1 -Balancing ideas between masculine and feminine aspects. 2 - (Programmed individuals) merging of two programs. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A knight appearing in a dream, particularly a woman’s, can have the obvious connotation of a romantic liaison - the knight in shining armour. This actually is a manifestation of her own Animus (see Introduction) - her own inner masculine - and is to do with her search for perfection. In a man’s dream it indicates he may be searching for the Hero (see Archetypes) in himself.

2- Psychologically, the knight in a dream signifies the guiding principle. He is that part of ourselves which is sometimes known as the Higher Self, the spirit guiding the physical.

The black knight is the embodiment of evil. It is interesting that often the white knight appears with his visor up, whereas the black knight appears with his visor down.

3- Initiation, in order to develop one’s finer qualities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A lance - as in a Knight’s lance in a dream suggests an aspect of masculine power, penetration and therefore sometimes the sexual act.

2- A lance as a surgical instrument is also penetrative, but has a more healing connotation, as it is designed to release the negative. We may need to take short, sharp action in order to improve a situation.

3- A phallic image of solar power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A lance – as in a knight’s lance – in a dream suggests an aspect of masculine power, penetration and, therefore, sometimes the sexual act.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Commenting that you may need to change lanes or change your mind or thinking from right to left or left to right, a lane represents one-sided thinking.

The right lane represents masculine ideas and attitudes, and a left lane represents more feminine values, such as intuition and sensitivity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Logical, male Legs-Support and movement. Light-Hope, protection, safety, enlightenment, illumination Lines-Broken lines represent feminine aspect. Solid lines, the masculine aspect. Attachments, as in lines of force.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

A Something unique, the beginning of a new event or project.

B Self-isolation, things hidden and not yet known.

C Matter that surrounds spirit, language, throat.

D Symbol for food and growth/development.

E Bridge between body and spirit, call for unity.

F Symbol for the outside and inner world, insight, hope, understanding.

G Weapon, staff, scepter—conquest and/or domination.

H Balanced, self-improvement.

I The human need for safety and severity.

J Adviser, admonishing or threatening index finger.

K Creative vitality, straightforward action, abundant energy.

L Reaching arm, striving for material and/or intellectual fortune.

M Mother, woman, fertility, creative energy.

N Masculine spirit stimulated by the feminine.

O The circle, insurmountable limits of fate.

P Mishaps, bad luck, accidents, disappointments, negative experiences.

Q The result of our action, our language.

R Male energy’, used to pursue our goals.

S Weapons, tools, techniques, and support.

T The cross, origin of your power/energy.

U The cup, the chalice, the passing of life/rime. Success, victory, the search for completeness.

W No specific symbols could be found, but possibly refers the ups and downs of life.

X The ten, checkmarks, crossing out.

Y The unknown, sometimes also sexual needs.

Z Risk decisions, lightning, electricity.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of lightning or of a lightning bolt symbolize masculine virility, a sudden realization, a great idea, or change, as well as a reminder that you are connected with the divine.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To have a limp in dreams suggests that we are out of balance in some aspect of our lives. It may be worthwhile trying to remember which leg is favoured, since the right side represents the assertive masculine and the left the more equable feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Broken lines represent the feminine aspect. Solid lines represent the masculine aspect.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The king of the animal kingdom was often used as a symbol in the Coat of Arms: the British lion, the lion of Judea, Christ as a lion, the red lion of Wales. It stands for spirit, courage, awareness, and power. It is the symbol of transformation in alchemy, and represents the essence of the masculine and feminine. In antiquity it was the symbol of the creative power of the Sun, since in the summer the constellation of the Lion in the night sky is at the highest point. In the history of the Rosicrucians, initiation ceremonies included taming a lion.

The lion is the fire of the libido and thereby of vitality.

If not tamed, this energy will devour and destroy.

The lion as a Christian symbol stands for the domestication of the non-believers. In Northern Europe, the lion was replaced by the Bear. According to early Christian and medieval imagination, the lion used his tail to erase his footprints so that he could not be followed and found. It has also been said that lions sleep with their eyes open. And when a lioness gives birth, the young are initially born dead until three days later, when the male lion appears and blows in the face of the young. This gave rise to the idea of the lion as a symbol for awakening and vitality. In Christian fables, it is also depicted as the cunning animal. See Dragon, Sun, Heart.

The evil spirit Utukku is depicted with the head of a lion.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of living together with your romantic partner, or with a good friend, symbolizes transition and commitment. You will undergo an important developmental phase in your relationship with this person.

The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Self-acceptance.

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

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

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a lover represents recognition, self-worth, and acknowledgment of your true character. It may suggest a merging of both your feminine and masculine attributes. You are fulfilled and secure with the person that you are.

To dream of an former lover indicates that you have hang ups and loose ends relating to that specific relationship. Your present relationship may be indicating possible recurrence of those same issues.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

(see Circle, Divination, Incantation, Kjwts) A power greater than yourself, but one that vou seek to control.

The creative spark that unites the self to the ego, the masculine aspects to the feminine, etc.

Black magic: Using manipulation and exploitation to obtain your goals.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Islamic Dream Interpretation

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol of masculine power. See Genital Organ.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The mallet is a symbol of authority and masculine force.

For something like a hammer (See Hammer) or a mallet to appear in a dream indicates that we may be using undue force or power to achieve a certain outcome.

The mallet is also the directing will, and to have such an item in a dream indicates that we may be attempting to make things happen in a way that is not necessarily appropriate for that particular situation.

A mallet suggests a form of spiritual power and energy. However, because of the symbolic qualities of the mallet, we need to be aware of how the power and energy is being channelled.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

All different kinds of people clutter our dream landscape.

The men in your dream may include family members or total strangers. You may dream about your father, son, husband, or friend and should interpret the dream according to its details.

A man, particularly the father figure, may represent collective consciousness and the traditional human spirit. He is the Yang and his energy, when mobilized, creates the earthly realities. Depending on the details of the dream, the masculine figure could be interpreted as the Creator or Destroyer. At times, women dream about men that are strangers to them. These men may represent the women’s unconscious psychic energy. Carl Jung called the stranger in a woman’s dream the “animus.” He represents autonomous, unconscious energy and he plays a vital role in obtaining a deeper understanding of self. At times, a strange and ominous man in men’s dreams could represent their “shadow” or their negativity and darker sides of personality. See also: People, Woman... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a man represents male attributes that you may possess – particularly the side that is hostile, pushy, logical, and spirited.

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

In general dreams of a man represent masculine energy, power, force, initiation, strength, manifesting, decisiveness, and the focus to make things happen in the world. This can also represent the masculine energy within a man or woman.

If you dream of a man you know, then consider the qualities he represents and who he means to you. See Husband, Father, Brother and King.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspect or facet of our character in a recognizable form. Each of us has a repertoire or portfolio of behaviours, some of which are acceptable and some of which are not. In dreams those behaviours and characteristics can be magnified so that they are easily identified, often as personalities. By working with the characteristic, more energy and power becomes available. 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.

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 are usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection that 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 that 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 that is not recognized. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To see a man in your dream, reflects the masculine aspect of yourself - the side that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive.

If the man in your dream is known to you, then the dream may reflect your feelings, hopes or concerns about him.

If you dream of being embraced by a man you don’t done, this suggests that you are accepting and welcoming the stronger, more assertive side of your personality . It may also highlight your desires to be in a relationship and your image of the ideal man.

To see an old man in your dream, represents wisdom or forgiveness.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Masculine, authorities and aggressive aspects.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

It is a symbol of commitment and, depending on the details of your dream, you may be currently dealing with this issue.

The commitment could be to your work, to yourself or to your partner. Mostly, a marriage in your dream represents the coming together all various parts of yourself (feminine and masculine, or spiritual and rational). It could represent a greater level of awareness where by the dreamer’s conscious and unconscious elements are becoming more familiar and are embracing one another.

The marriage dream is affirmation and encouragement to grow in self-awareness and to transform yourself. On a more practical level, if you are not married but would like to be, this dream could also be a form of wish-fulfillment.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

It is a symbol of commitment and, depending on the details of your dream, you may be currently dealing with this issue.

The commitment could be to your work, to yourself or to your partner. Mostly, a marriage in your dream represents the coming together all various parts of yourself (feminine and masculine, or spiritual and rational). It could represent a greater level of awareness where by the dreamer’s conscious and unconscious elements are becoming more familiar and are embracing one another.

The marriage dream is affirmation and encouragement to grow in self-awareness and to transform yourself. On a more practical level, if you are not married but would like to be, this dream could also be a form of wish-fulfillment... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Union of contrasting parts of yourself (often your feminine and masculine sides). Longing for a permanent bond.

Folklore: Unfavorable omen, because after the so- called “happy ending,” “things” are just getting started.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Firstly the masculine and feminine sides (drive and receptivity) of our personality need to unite, then emotions are allowed to settle. In dreams this can manifest as a sense of peace.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A marriage or a wedding in a dream often indicates the uniting of two particular parts of the dreamer which need to come together in order to crcate a better whole.

For instance, the intellect and feelings - or perhaps the practical and intuitive sides may need to be united. Often a marriage or wedding can be precognitive in that one may subconsciously be aware of a relationship between two people, but it has not yet registered on the conscious level. So, to be attending a wedding may indicate that one is aware of such a relationship.

To be dreaming of wearing a wedding dress is to be trying to sort out one’s feelings and hopes about relationships and weddings.

To be dressing someone else in a wedding dress can indicate one’s feelings of inferiority ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’.

2- Bccause the human being is always looking for someone to complement him- or herself, to dream of a wedding can give some indication of the type of person we are looking for as a partner. We may, for instance, dream that we are marrying a childhood friend - in which case we are looking for somebody who has the same qualities as that person. We may dream we are marrying a famous figure and again the qualities of that particular person will be important.

3- Spiritually there is a proccss of integration which needs to come about. Firstly the masculine and feminine sides of our personality need to unite, then the physical and spiritual sides need to harmonise. This is usually known as a Mystic Union.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Made of fire and gas, Mars is the passionate flame bearer that may signal a time for aggressive action. It is characterized by masculine ideas and ideals. It carries a great deal of new vital energy for accomplishing your goals.

The appearance of Mars in the dream of a woman may signal a new male influence in a partnership or a romantic relationship.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A maypole in a dream can very often represent the masculine and may indicate the ‘dance’ which one goes through when coming to terms with one’s own universe. It is the central pole of the world that we create for ourselves; thus to dream of a maypole may have sexual connotations, but also may- indicate the way in which we handle our own lives.

2- Psychologically, festivals, celebrations and occasions for ceremony arc necessary for the human being to be at ease with himself. Often, the maypole maybe one such symbol of celebration, of new life. It may also represent time in a dream, and the way in which a dream indicates the type of timing that is necessary within certain situations.

3- The maypole in a spiritual sense is a representation of the phallic, of masculine spirituality and of life-giving energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The maypole in a spiritual sense is a representation of the phallic, of masculine spirituality and of life-giving energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A maypole in a dream can very often represent the masculine and may indicate the ‘dance’ that we go through when coming to terms with our own universe. It is the central pole of the world that we create for ourselves; thus to dream of a maypole may have sexual connotations, but also may indicate the way in which we handle our own lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

From a mythological point of view, the image of the maze is closely tied to the Greek hero Theseus and to Ariadne, who loves him. As legend has it, in order to slay the virgin-devouring monster in the center of the maze of Crete, Ariadne gives to Theseus a magical red thread that will help him find his way out of the maze after he has slain the monster.

The maze symbolizes the womb of the Earth Mother and the cosmic order, which each of us has to create within ourself. And that is your task! The path is like a maze; after many twists and turns you finally reach your goal, where you can fulfill your obligations and responsibilities, find your shadow, and come to terms with it. Every time you dream about a maze you are challenged to come to terms with the monster within yourself.

On the other hand, the image of the maze points to a mother complex: if you cannot let go of the feminine, you are lost in it, which means the masculine in you loses its identity. And if this masculine identity is devoured by the feminine, the feminine cannot find its own identity because it doesn’t have access to it, and you cannot find your way out of the maze.

The symbol of the maze probably goes back to observations made about how the sun or the moon is traveling across the sky. In the center of the maze resides death, where the sun and the moon are at their lowest point. After we have met death, we leave the maze in the same way as Theseus. Our modern world, the metropolitan big city, the asphalt jungle, where people are easily getting lost and feeling trapped, is often compared with the maze. What is addressed here is the idea that our lives have become so complex that it is difficult for us to find our way. See Food (stored), Thread, Dragon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

Father figures.

Your conscious mind, especially in men’s dreams.

The voice of logic, discipline, and rationality.

A protector, guide, or advocate (see Angel, Icon).

The masculine aspect of the self or Universe.

Boys, especially when dreamed of by a man, reflect youthful memories or the child within.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Traditionally, the mermaid or merman belongs to the sea as well as being able lo exist on land. This symbolically represents an ability to be deeply emotional and also entirely practical. Until these two separate parts are properly integrated, the human being cannot fully exist in either realm.

2- Mermaids and mermen arc feminine and masculine representations of the link between the darker forccs which we do not necessarily understand and the conscious self. Many stories exist of the human’s attempt to mate or link with these creatures of the sea. Most end in hurt and distress for one party or the other. This is an example of how difficult it is to integrate the two sides of our nature.

3- Each individual must bring about integration between the spiritual self and the emotional self before there can be wholeness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Mermaids and mermen are feminine and masculine representations of the link between the darker forces – which we do not necessarily understand – and the conscious self. In dreams the mermaid epitomizes how difficult it is to integrate the two sides of our nature. This lack of integration can result in capriciousness.

The merman, however, is said to be less ‘intrigued’ by humans so, therefore, represents unification, but in a way that is more isolated.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a male who is man enough to care for his appearance is about the balance of masculine and feminine energy. You are allowing the masculine part of you out into the light of day to get primped and primed, sanding off the rough edges of your rugged masculine exterior and interior. Or this dream may be showing you that you are spending too much time caring for your exterior, and not enough time caring for your most essential, interior self.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ariadne's Book of Dream

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an image of independent behaviour and a symbol of freedom.

A group of hell’s angels would suggest some kind of anarchical behaviour, which may or may not be appropriate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Natural regions and settings in a dream whether they are mountain ranges, valleys, or deserts, are dream- scapes that bnng out the landscape of the soul for conscious understanding Mountain ranges represent the masculine, valleys the feminine, and desert the soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams needles suggest irritations, but can also signify the power to heal through penetration.

A concept or knowledge has to be introduced from the outside, which may hurt, but will ultimately make us better from the inside.

2- The ability to have some penetrating insights about our own state can help us to cope with everyday- life. It will depend if the needles are being used by us or on us.

3- The needle can suggest masculine sexuality, but also the type of penetrating insight which changes our view of life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The needle can often suggest masculine sexuality, but also the type of penetrating insight that changes our view of life.

A sewing needle will suggest spiritual repair, a knitting needle may suggest creativity and a hypodermic healing, or sometimes self-harm.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a neighbor: somebody is gossiping about you. Speaking to a neighbor: a confrontation is about to take place.

Depth Psychology: In most eases, a male neighbor represents your masculine energies and a female neighbor your feminine energies. Most of the rime the dream represents the actual relationship you have with your neighbors.

The rest of the dream symbols will tell you it this relationship is positive or negative.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- More often than not a nugget is made of gold and therefore signifies the best part of a situation. In dreams we mav find that there is a piece of information or knowledge that is represented by a nugget.

2- Precious metals are usually found in nuggets in a raw state. Often gold will represent the masculine, and silver the feminine. So, to find either in a dream signifies finding a part of ourselves that we did not know existed. It may be in a rough state, but with work can be made into something beautiful.

3- Spiritually a nugget will represent knowledge, power and psychic ability. It is the kernel of an idea or concept.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Interpreting numbers that we see in dreams may be difficult. Their meaning my be very personal, such as a reflection of financial concern or any other area of daily life represented by numbers. One way to interpret numbers is to try to see how they are specifically related to you. (E.g.

If you have the number 25 in your dream. Your house number is 12 while your parent’s number is 13. Together they make 25, and this dream could have been addressing issues in regard to you and your parents.) On the other hand, numbers in dreams may represent global concepts and point to collective dilemmas. Some interesting interpretations would include the following: See also: Zero. Even numbers might represent the feminine while odd numbers the masculine. 2 - psychic development and doubling; something new coming up with the potential for building. 3 - the trinity; it is an active or a process number (something is going on in the psyche). 4 - completion and femininity. 5 - life force; refers to the five fingers and five appendages of the body. 7 - sacred number in Christianity and Judaism; the highest stage of illumination and spirituality. 12 - represents time and may mark the most important cycles in life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a metal nut, as in nuts and bolts, is highlighting our ability to construct our lives in such a way that it will hold together. In the old-fashioned sense a nut was considered to be feminine, and the screw masculine.

2- Edible nuts, because of their shape, have significance as inner nourishment. It was thought that they fed the brain, thus giving wisdom. They can still have this significance in dreams. Again, because of their shape, there is a connection with masculine sexuality and fertility.

To dream of nuts may suggest that we arc trying to dc-pcrsonalise issues to do with sexuality.

3- Nuts were reputed to be the food of the Gods, and so spiritually enhance the psychic powers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: It was thought that nuts fed the brain, thus giving wisdom. They can still have this significance in dreams. Again, because of their shape, there is a connection with masculine sexuality and fertility.

To dream of nuts may suggest that we are trying to de-personalize issues to do with sexuality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of a metal nut, as in nuts and bolts, is highlighting our ability to construct our lives in such a way that it will hold together. In engineering terms a nut is considered to be feminine, and the screw masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Forest, Leaves, Trees)

In northern Europe, this tree is strongly affiliated with god figures, including Jupiter, Thor, and Zeus, giving it a masculine overtone, with the acorn becoming an emblem of fertility.

Strength, firm foundations, and longevity. In folk beliefs, the oak’s roots delve as far into the earth as its branches reach toward the sky.

An oak filled with acorns portends a promotion and financial increases.

Braver}’ and charity that benefits others. In Rome, any hero who saved the life of a citizen was crowned with a wreath of oak leaves and acorns.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of this tower of power represent strength, omnipotent power, an erect penis, fertility, domination, might, and masculine strength, as well as power over another.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of an ox symbolizes an equilibrium brought by masculine strength and feminine charm. This relates to the proverbial saying, ‘as stubborn as an ox.’... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To see an ox in your dream represents the balance of your feminine and masculine personality aspects. It may also suggest that you’re being too stubborn about something.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A dream clarifying the masculine side of ourselves may be followed by a dream clarifying the feminine.

The juggling that goes on in this way can take place over a period of time. Often in dream interpretation looking at the opposite meaning to the obvious can give us greater insight into our mental processes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The unconscious mind appears to sort information by comparing and contrasting. Particularly when we are aware of conflict within ourselves, we may dream in pairs (e.G. Old / young, masculine / feminine, clever / stupid). It is almost as though there is some kind of internal pendulum, which eventually sorts out the opposites into a unified whole.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The unconscious mind appears to sort information by comparing and contrasting. Particularly when we arc aware of conflict within ourselves, we may dream in pairs (e.g. old/young, masculine/ feminine, clever/stupid). It is almost as though there is some kind of internal pendulum, which eventually sorts out the opposites into a unified whole.

2- A dream clarifying the masculine side of ourselves may be followed by a dream clarifying the feminine.

The juggling that goes on in this way can take place over a period of time. Often in dream interpretation looking at the opposite meaning to the obvious can give us greater insight into our mental processes.

3- The use of pairs in dreams is trying lo achieve a Spiritual balance.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The palm is a symbol of victory, resurrection, rebirth, and immortality.

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

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

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

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of wearing a pair of pants represent being in control, and being in your powerful, masculine energy. See Clothes.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your parents represents authority, comfort, and affection. You may also be conveying your anxieties and worries about your own parents. Dreaming of parents may also symbolize the union of the feminine and masculine facets of your personality. *See Father, Mother.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals)

Swift, agile movement.

The deer is an excellent guide through any figurative forests in your life.

Buddhist: A representation of the Wheel of Law in action. Also symbolizes meditation and gentility.

A stag specifically is regarded as solar and masculine in aspect, banishing evil by symbolically trampling snakes under its swift, strong hooves.... The Language of Dreams

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Male sexuality.

2. Masculine power.

3. Fertility symbol (note size). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As the symbol of masculine power, a penis on a woman in a dream may mention the power of her masculine aspect and her androgyny.

A small penis may suggest that the man has little power or virility and thus is wimpy. Having your penis exposed in a dream may comment on your preoccupation with sex or with power... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a penis represent masculine power. Dreams of an erect penis represent virility, potency, sexuality, strength and a feeling of being competent in the world, and capable of producing and manifesting your creative ventures.

If the penis is limp, then this represents feelings of powerlessness and emasculation.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The people who appear in dreams are the characters with which we write our ‘play’. Often they appear simply as themselves, particularly if they are people we know or have a relationship with in the here and now. We may introduce them in order to highlight a specific quality or characteristic. We may also permit them into our dream scenario as projections of our inner life or stale of being. Finally, they may signify someone who is more important than the dreamer.

2- In order to disentangle the various types of ‘information’ which each character brings to the dreamer, it is often necessary to decide what or who each one makes us think of. That way we will reveal the deeper meanings and connections.

An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories which may, or may not, be painful.

A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. may suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy. Sometimes, rather than trying to decipher the meaning of the dream it is enough to look at what bearing the dream character’s actions have on the dreamer’s everyday life.

To interpret why the dreamer has adopted a particular role we would need to know a little bit more about his lifestyle. When there is some conflict within the dreamer between love and aversion for a particular person, we are more likely to dream about them.

Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of the dreamer’s thoughts and feelings. Similarly; there maybe a marked contrast in the way the dreamer handles a situation with two of his dream characters. It is as though two options are being practised. Composite characters As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasise one characteristic or quality in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to it.

The fact that it is not just one person emphasises the many-faceted human being. Every- character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person. Adolescent To dream of oneself as adolescent focuses on our undeveloped side. Dreaming of an adolescent of the opposite sex usually means dealing with a suppressed part of our development.

The emotions associated with adolescence are very raw and clear and such emotions arc accessible often only through dreams. There may be conflict over freedom. Ancestors Our customs, ways of behaving, morality and our religious feelings are all handed down from generation to generation. When we become conscious of our ancestors in a dream we are focusing on our roots. We may- understand ourselves through our relationship with the past. Authority Figures (such as magistrates, teachers etc. also see individual entries) Our concept of authority is first developed through our relationship with our father or father figure. Depending on how we were treated as children, our view of authority will be anything from a benign helper to an exploitative disciplinarian. Most authority figures will ultimately lead us back to what is right for us, although not necessarily what we might consider good for us. Authority figures in dreams initially appear to have power over us, though if worked with properly will generate the power to succeed. Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.

Baby To dream about a baby which is our own indicates that we need to recognise those vulnerable feelings over which we have no control. We may be attempting something new.

If the baby is someone else’s in the dream, we need to be aware of that person’s ability to be hurt, or that they may be innocent of something. Psychologically we are in touch with the innocent, curious side of ourselves, with the part which neither wants nor needs responsibility. Dreaming of a baby can indicate that, on a spiritual level, the dreamer has a need for a feeling of purity.

Boy To have a dream about a boy- shows the potential for growth and new experience.

If the boy is known he reflects recognised qualities in the dreamer. Psychologically, we may need to be in touch with ourselves at that age and with the innocent youthfulness and enthusiasm that a boy has. We are contacting our natural drives and ability to face difficulties.

Boyfriend To dream of a boyfriend, whether present or former, connects with the feelings, attachments and sexuality- connected with him.

To dream of having as a boyfriend someone whom you would not anticipate, indicates the need to have a greater understanding of the way you relate to men. Consideration may need to be given to the loving, nurturing side of masculinity. We are still searching for the ideal lover.

Carers such as nurses, nuns etc. This suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side of ourselves. Often it is that side of us which has been ‘called’ or has a vocation. Usually there is, for men, a non-sexual relationship. Child (who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) Dreaming of a child gives us access to our own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are still child-like and curious. When we are able to get in touch with that side of ourselves we give ourselves permission to clarify a potential for wholeness which we may not previously have recognised. Crowd Crowds in dreams can indicate how we relate to other people, particularly in a social sense. They may indicate how we can hide ourselves, or indeed how we hide aspects of ourselves and do not single out any one attribute. We may also be attempting to avoid responsibility.

A huge crowd suggests information which we may not be able to handle. Dictators (Hitler, Stalin etc.) If the dreamer has had an overbearing father, a known dictator may appear in dreams as representing that relationship. Emperor or Empress - see

Authority Figures and also King and Queen Ethnic minority Any aspect within ourselves which is out of the ordinary or different can manifest in dreams as a member of another race.

Girl When a girl of any age appears in our dreams we are usually attempting to make contact with the more sensitive, innocent side of ourselves. Those qualities of intuition and perception may be somewhat undeveloped but can be made available.

If the girl is known to us we probably are aware of those qualities, but need to explore them as though we were approaching them from the girl’s point of view.

If she is unknown, we can acknowledge that a fresh approach would be useful.

Girlfriend When a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s dream there arc usually issues to do with masculinity and femininity involved. There may be fears to do with sexuality.

If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in the dreamer’s mind, or she (the dreamer) needs to search for and find qualities belonging to the friend in her. Hero or any heroic figure falso see Archetypes) In a man’s dream the figure of the hero can represent all that is good in him, the Higher Self. In a woman’s dream he will suggest the Animus (see Introduction). When the hero is on a quest We are struggling to find a part of ourselves which is at this time unconscious (also see Quest). It is important that the darker forces are vanquished but not killed since they cannot be totally annihilated without harming the Wise Old Man (see Introduction). In other words, our eventual integration still needs the challenge of the negative.

The hero’s failure may be brought about inadvertently We all have a weak point through which we can be attacked.

To have such a dream indicates that we are not paying attention to the details in our lives or to that part of ourselves we tend not to have developed. We may be being warned of an element of self-neglect.

The death of the hero can often suggest the need to develop the more intuitive side of ourselves, to be born again to something new.

A conflict between the hero and any other dream character suggests a basic disharmony between two facets of our own character.

The hero often appears in dreams as an antidote to some hated external figure within the dreamer’s everyday life. High Priest, Astrologer, or anyone with similar esoteric knowledge (also see Archetypes and Authority Figures in this section) Any character within our dreams who appears to have knowledge of magical practices or similar types of knowledge is usually first introduction to the Higher Self. It is as though we can only become privy to this deeper knowledge by meeting our teacher first. Inadequate Person It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the Shadow (See Introduction). We ignore this aspect of ourselves at our peril and cannot afford to dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.

If we do not. we are continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.

Intruder (also see individual entry and Burglar) The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own Animus (see Introduction). In a man’s dream it characterises his Shadow (see Introduction). In either case it suggests the need for a change in attitude in order for the dreamer to be able to have a full and meaningful relationship with himself. King Almost invariably a king appearing in a dream represents the father or father figure.

A personality such as an emperor may- indicate that some of the father’s attitudes arc alien to the dreamer, but should perhaps be accepted. When the king is old or on the point of dying the dreamer will be able to reject outworn or old-fashioned family values. Ministers of all Religions (also see Authority Figures in this section and Archetypes) Ministers of all religions hold a special placc in the dream hierarchy; since their authority is given to them not by man alone, but to all intents and purposes by God or an ultimate power. There is therefore an ‘otherness’ about them. Man Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspcct or facet of the dreamer’s character in a recognisable form. Each of us has a repertoire or portfolio of behaviours, some of which are acceptable and some of which arc not. In dreams those behaviours and characteristics can be magnified so that thev are easily identified, often as personalities. By working with the characteristic, more energy and power becomes av ailable. Even when we are threatened by a negative character trait, we can still access room for improvement.

A man in a dream can identify the Shadow for a man, and the Animus for a woman (see Introduction).

An older man (if the man is white-haired or holy) can represent the innate wisdom we all have. Such a person can also signify the father in dreams. When a large man appears in our dreams we arc usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection which our basic beliefs give us.

A man in a woman’s dream signifies the more logical side of her nature. She has, or can develop, all the aspects of the masculine which enable her to function with success in the external world.

If the man is one she knows or loves she may be trying to understand her relationship with him.

An unknown man is generally that part of the dreamer’s personality which is not recognised. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the Self (see Introduction). Old People (also see Man and Woman) In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.

If the old person is male depending on the gender of the dreamer he will stand for either the Self or the Animus (see Introduction).

If female then she will signify the Great Mother or the Anima (see Introduction). .’Ml father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.

A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past - things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them. Pirate Dreaming of a pirate suggests there is an aspcct of our personality which destroys our emotional connection with the soul.

Prince (Hero) and Princess (also see Archetypes) These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by right; that is, those aspects which have been brought into conscious awareness and authority. As the hero has taken responsibility for his own journey, so the prince and princess take responsibility for the lives they live.

Queen (Not only the present queen, but a historical one such as Victoria) This usually represents the dreamer’s relationship with his mother, and thus with women in authority generally. Stranger (also see Shadow in Introduction) The stranger in a dream represents that part of ourselves which we do not vet know. There may be a feeling of awe or of conflict with which we need to deal before we can progress. Twins (including the mirror- image of a figure in the dream) (also see individual entry) Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality.

If they arc identical we may be recognising our ambiguous feelings about ourselves.

If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. Woman In a woman’s dream a woman, such as a family member or friend is often representative of an aspect of her own personality, but often one she has not yet fully understood. In a man’s dream such a figure denotes his relationship with his own feelings and with his intuitive side. It mav also show how he relates lo his female partner.

A goddess or holy woman signifies the highest potential for working with the Greater Good that the dreamer has. Oriental women appearing in dreams usually suggest the mysterious side of the feminine. In a man’s dream such a figure will often reveal his attitude to sexuality; while in a woman’s dream it will reveal more about her own intuitive transcendent jx)wers.

An older woman mostly represents the dreamer’s mother and her sense of inherited wisdom.

An unknown woman in dreams will represent either the Anima (see Introduction) in a man’s dream, or the Shadow (see Introduction) in a woman’s. It is the qualities of surprise and intrigue which allow us to explore further the relevance of that figure. We can gain a great deal of information bccausc the figure is unknown.

3- When we begin to work spiritually with ourselves, there is a gargantuan store of knowledge which can be worked on, and with, to enhance our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine. It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form. It is resurrection and the renewal of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Associated with the masculine ego and male power, a pickup truck in a woman’s dream may signify that she is about to be picked up by a man.

The truck may arrive at your door to state that it is time to get more directly into your power and accelerate forward toward your goals.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Language of Dreams

By definition, pictographs are picture-like symbols used to communicate specific concepts. On the dream plane, these can be very potent keys for unlocking deeper meanings.

A comprehensive listing of pictographs is a subject worthy of a complete book, but for the purpose of illustration, here are a few examples:

Pictograph Name Meaning(s)

= Equal sign The need for symmetry and equity.

O Circle An alternative lunar or solar emblem.

Completeness and cycles. Enclosure and protection.

Square The four elements in balance.

A pictorial pun

for someone who is socially awkward. Truthfulness (e.g., a “square deal”).

Pictograph Name Meaning(s)

Plat Feeling as if life has lost its flavor.

A project

that fizzled out. Something that has gotten slightly off-key and needs tuning for harmonious interaction.

Male

An emphasis on the masculine nature and associated characteristics.

The rune of the warrior showing strong convictions and the willingness to fight for a just cause.

Triangle Tlie triune nature, balance, and an alternative fire emblem.

Circle / wheel The winds, the four directions, and a type of cross emblem. Infinity Something that has longevity, or that goes on seemingly forever. Heart

Matters of love or emotions.

Check mark Correctness or incorrectness, red check marks denoting the latter.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- One symbolism of a pillar is phallic, but another one is prob- ablv more accurate. We are able to create stabilitv and to stand firm in the presence of difficulty. In dreams, to find that we are a pillar of the community suggests that we should be taking more responsibility for our actions.

2- Pillars mostly indicate a sort of support, so to become aware of supporting pillars indicates that the structure that we have given our lives may need some attention. Esoterically. for there to be two pillars in a dream highlights the difference between the masculine and the feminine.

The left pillar represents the feminine, and is often seen as being black.

The right is masculine, and is seen in dreams as white.

3- The contrast between spiritual and material power is seen as two pillars in dreams.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The contrast between spiritual and material power is seen as two pillars in dreams. Esoterically, for there to be two pillars in a dream highlights the difference between the masculine and the feminine.

The left pillar represents the feminine, and is often seen as being black.

The right is masculine, and is seen in dreams as white.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a pipe symbolize fertility, impregnation and sexuality.

The stem of the pipe represents the male entering the gourd of the pipe (vagina), symbolizing that you are seeding life.

The joining of the masculine and feminine in combination with the prayer to Great Spirit represents sacred sexuality; a divine joining.

If you dream of a peace pipe, then you are clearing the smoke to a harmonious resolution.

If this is pipe used for drugs, then this is a vehicle for an escape from reality.

If this is a pipe that carries water or electricity from one place to another, then you are realizing that you are a conduit of energy, a messenger.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Freeloader. Longing for freedom and independence and living out the masculine in man and woman. Opposite, and a complement to, Admiral.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Masculine sexual symbol, and a symbol tor aggression always connected to power and achievement.

The dangers and the potentialities of self-determination are emphasized here. It also means: come to the point; hit your target—or better not hit it—and conclude something or begin something new.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

When the environment or setting of a dream is particularly noticeable there is usually some kind of message or information being given. Sometimes the place reflects our inner state of mind or mood. It can be a reminder of a particular place which had meaning at a specific time in the dreamer’s life, and sometimes a reminder of particular people.

Interpreting the symbolism of certain places gives us an insight into our own ‘inner landscape’.

A place which becomes fertile or lighter in the course of the dream indicates that an aspect that the dreamer has not previously appreciated - or has found unpleasant - is now developing possibilities and potentials, possibly for spiritual development. Dreary, unfriendly places, or tranquil favourable landscapes may well refer to the dreamer’s subjective view of the world.

The country where the dream takes place may have certain resonances for the dreamer.

For example; America for most people will signify a rather brash, commercially oriented culture, England tends to be seen as inhibited and dutiful, while France will represent the temperamental masculine, and so on. Countryside The countryside can suggest a particular mood or feeling, especially of freedom. Composite scenes consisting of many images recognisable to the dreamer are usually drawing attention to particular qualities, ideals and moods which all enhance the information content of the dream, may have particular associations for the dreamer, or have been included because of frequently encountered associations.

The dreamer’s birthplace represents a secure space.

A bright and sunny place suggests fun and liveliness, whereas a dark, shadowy, murky scene signifies despondency and gloom. Darkened places can represent the unconscious.

A familiar place will often take us back to childhood or a time of learning and a particularly beautiful place may allow us to fantasise so that we can make more use of creative visualisation. Jungles connect with the labyrinth and ways of understanding our sexuality.

A placc which feels oppressive has been a sanctuary, but is no longer.

A sheltered place offers pcace and security. Unknown places indicate aspects of ourselves of which we are not aware. This can lead to a place that seems familiar and yet we do not know which signifies a situation we arc continually re-running in our lives. Wide-open spaces offer us freedom of movement.

An unfamiliar place will signify new aspects of the personality which have not yet become fully conscious.

3- In the sense that a place suggests a ‘spot’, places appearing in dreams allow us to orientate ourselves in order to make the best use of information we arc given.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The country where the dream takes place may have certain resonances for the dreamer.

For example, america for most people will signify a rather brash, commercially oriented culture, england tends to be seen as inhibited and dutiful, while france will represent the temperamental masculine, and so on. Other places that offer information for consideration are as follows: our birthplace represents a secure space where we feel at ease.

A bright and sunny place suggests fun and liveliness, whereas a dark, shadowy, murky scene signifies despondency and gloom. Darkened places can also represent the unconscious. Countryside can suggest a particular mood or feeling, especially of freedom. Composite scenes consisting of many images recognizable to us are usually drawing attention to particular qualities, ideals and moods. These all enhance the information content of the dream, may have particular associations for us or have been included because of frequently encountered associations.

A familiar place will often take us back to childhood or a time of learning and a particularly beautiful place may allow us to fantasize so that we can make more use of creative visualization. Jungles connect with the labyrinth and ways of understanding our sexuality, whereas a place that feels oppressive has formerly been a sanctuary, but is no longer.

A sheltered place offers peace and security. Also see the individual entry. Unknown places indicate aspects of ourselves of which we are not yet aware. Such places can lead to an environment that seems familiar and yet we do not know it. This signifies a situation we are continually re-running in our lives. Wide-open spaces offer us freedom of movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Planets in a dream are symbols of your unconscious. Each planet stands for a specific area of your life and your personality. Dreaming about a specific planet means that its characteristics are important at this time.

Sun: Self-confidence, life goals, will power, masculine energy.

Moon: Emotions, sensitivity, desire for contact, feminine energies.

Mercury: Reason, intellect, communication, learning, information, negotiations, traveling, selling, buying.

I cnus: Esthetics, harmony, art, assimilation, love, sensuality, pleasure, female libido.

Mars: Vitality, courage, will power, drive, determination, male libido.

Jupiter: Self-worth, judgment, kindness, tolerance, wisdom, and religious foundation.

Saturn: Physical strength, order, limits, security, peace, concentration, responsibilities.

Uranus: Intuition, creative intelligence, originality, change, discoveries and explorations, reforming.

Neptune: Universal love, idealism, support, social engagement.

Pluto: Death and rebirth, metamorphosis, transformation, collective strength and energy, destruction, power (powerlessness).... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Rod. Masculine sexual organ, and not only according to Freud.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The South is representative of earthly passion and sensuality.

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A romantic ideal (as in “prince charming,” if dreamed by a woman).

2. Hero, the inner masculine self.

3. A high estima­tion of oneself.

4. A surprise is in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreaming of a prince is often about a romantic ideal, chivalry, honor, respect and treating people nobly.

If you are a woman, then this dream reflects your animus, the best part of masculine energy within you.

If you are a man, then the prince represents intense focus and concentration with regards to accomplishing your worthy goals. You are evoking your inner hero.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of the letter ‘R’ denote power, God, body and spirit.

An ‘R’ also symbolizes that you are tapping into your masculine power and energy to pursue your goals.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A good omen in business matters and legal pursuits.

2. Bad luck (to be chased by a ram).

3. Masculine power and aggres­sion, possible dominance by a masculine figure or masculine as­pect of self. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The ram with horns coiled as a helmet against its head pushes through obstacles aggressively in a warrior-like fashion. He can announce the need to go to war, so to speak, in order to achieve your mission.

The ram’s fiery nature may represent an arrogant masculine trait in an individual.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The ram is a symbol of masculine virility and power and, by association, has those qualities of the sign of aries in the zodiac.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The masculine side. Being active.

The logical and rational side. What is right, correct, fair—in contrast to the left (unfair).

According to Freud, “the normal,” in contrast to the left or perverse sexuality. Possibly a political symbol. See Left,... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The right side represents the more dominant, logical side. It is the consciously expressed, confident side that perceives the exterior world in perhaps a more objective sense. It is to do with ‘rightness’ – that is, correctness and moral and social behaviour. Anything observed on the right side in dreams usually becomes more significant as we progress. Any pain experienced on the right side can also be interpreted in terms of drive. It also expresses the more masculine attributes. Movement to the right indicates that something is coming into conscious awareness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a rocket symbolize that you are blasting off in your career, or that your love life is taking off. Also, dreams of a rocket represent that you are in touch with your masculine energy, or that your sex life will soon be exalted to new heights.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreaming about masculine vitality. Ever since the Middle Ages, the Buck and Rooster have been considered symbols of lechery, at the same time as they have meant a desire to be taken care of. On the other hand, a symbol for maturity in the sense of awareness and dependability.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a rooster are an alarm reminding you that you have something important to do.

If you have been sleepwalking, then it is time for you to wake up, rise and shine, suite up and show up.

The cock or rooster also symbolizes your masculine, aggressive, energy that will allow you to take on the world.

The rooster is a phallic symbol that represents potency, fertility and sexuality. Your dream may be teaching you to not be so cocky, boastful, arrogant, and chauvinistic.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- fhe sceptic is representative of royal power and sovereignty. When it appears in dreams it is usually indicative of the fact that we have given someone authority over us. We have abdicated responsibility to the point that the inner self has to take over.

The sceptre also has the same symbolism as most rods, which is, of course, phallic.

2- If we are holding the sceptre we have the ability to transmit the life forcc.

If someone else is using the sceptre and is bestowing honour or power on us, then we can accept that we have succeeded in our particular project.

3- The sceptre can represent the magic wand and in dreams can indicate our right to use such magic. Spiritually it also signifies the transmission of divine power from above rather than below. Thus it is masculine power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

This integration dream is showing you aspects of yourself with which you’ve denied association. This dream is giving you an opportunity to integrate your polarities, shadow/light, masculine/feminine, and seeming conflicting needs.

The message of this dream is to release judgements, shame and blame about any aspect of yourself, as you embrace your self in the light of the divine. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

An intellectual process and separation (something is being cut off). Also it often points to the repression of aggression. According to psychoanalysis, the scissors, like all stabbing objects, are a symbol for masculine sexuality. Scissors may also be a more threatening symbol against masculinity, since they are used to cut something off—castration.

Folklore: Warning false friends.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Symbols of regeneration that sprout new offenngs when cultivated, seeds are elements or ideas planted that present new growth.

An acorn seed represents stamina and strength, a flower seed the regeneration of beauty, a pine cone is the symbol of masculine unfolding, a pumpkin seed is the planting of ideas for later harvest of wealth, and sunflower seeds represent masculine radiance.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A holy number that connects the masculine with the feminine, since it is a rational number (masculine), which is needed to explain the irrational number Pi (female) as 2%

According to Jung, seven always characterizes time.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a child is first born, its first awareness is of itself as an individual. It has to learn that it is now separate from its mother and cope with the separation. It begins to become ‘conscious’ of itself, and of its need for warmth, comfort and love. One vital stage of growth is the baby’s fascination with its own body and the ability to be physical. This is as much to do with what feels comfortable and nice how it feels to be in one’s own skin, as it were. It is at this point that lie or she learns about touch, whether il is nice to touch or be touched, and even if touch is permissible. If, for instance, the child is handled roughly, there may be a fear of being touched, which may later manifest as a sexual difficulty.

While the original trauma may be suppressed, it will often surface in dreams when the time is appropriate. Real growth takes place when the individual is not afraid of the curiosity which allows an innocent exploration of his own body. Dreams will often allow us to explore this physicality in a safe way.

2- Dreams highlight the whole range of the individual’s sexuality. Only if lie ignores his own sexual nature and fails to appreciate his own life force do the negative aspects make themselves obvious in dreams. This is a natural attempt to balance the waking state which may have been over-intcllectu- aliscd, or over-dramatised. Contact with others then bcconies necessary; and often this need will make itself apparent in dreams. Various aspects of sex and sexuality can be interpreted as follows: Bisexuality Within ourselves we hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and there is often conflict between the inner and the outer. This can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality and a need for some kind of union with members of both sexes. Castration in a dream suggests fear of loss of masculinity and sexual power.

Clothes in sexual dreams can have particular relevance often to do with the dreamer’s perception of him or herself: being fully clothed would suggest some feeling of .guilt.

Contraception Dreaming of contraception can indicate a fear of pregnancy and birth. Ejaculation/Emission The images in a dream prior to orgasm can suggest the nature of the dreamer’s attitude to sex and sexuality.

The conflicts which arise in the dreamer because of his sexual desire for someone can be dealt with in the dream state through dreaming of emission or orgasm. Fetishes Fetishes arc a fixation 011 an external object without which there can be 110 sexual act. This is a little akin to a child not being able to go to sleep without his comforter. There is some evidence for the belief that, at an unconscious level, man would prefer a life of celibacy and, by projecting his energies onto an object, he abdicates responsibility. In dreams, therefore, a fetish can highlight fear, immaturity and lack of capability. Hermaphrodite (also see Individual Entry) Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) suggests either bisexuality, which is an erotic attraction to both sexes, or androgy ny the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities. Homosexuality is taken to mean the desire for sex with a partner who is the same sex. More properly, it is a desire for someone who is the same as oneself. It is this aspect that comes across in dreams.

If the dreamer can identify what is similar to himself or herself in ways that arc not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted. Incest (also see individual entry) in a dream usually characterises the need for expressed love that is, love expressed in a more tactilc way. In dreams incest can highlight guilty feelings about one’s parents or members of the family. Intercourse (or petting) The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate level can translate itself into intercourse in a dream.

If intercourse is interrupted the dreamer may have inhibitions of which he or she is not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of one’s personality; If a child is then born that integration has been successful. Kiss This can indicate a mark of respect or a desire lo stimulate the dream partner. It suggests we should be aware of what arousal we ourselves need. Masochism The desire to hurt oneself or to be hurt in dreams through sex arises from two causes.

The first is to be a martyr (to suffer for one’s ‘sins’) and the second to feel extreme emotion of one sort or another. We mav not allow ourselves to feel deeply in everyday life.

Masturbation The child learns to comfort himself through masturbation, so dreaming of masturbation is a need for comfort. Perversion When sexual perversion appears in dreams we are avoiding, or attempting to avoid, issues to do with closeness and bonding.

Phallus Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine. It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form. It is resurrection and the renewal of life. Rape Any image of rape appearing in dreams can be as much to do with violation of personal space as with the sexual act. Sexual rape is unlikely to appear in the dreams of, for instance, sexually abused children. It may only appear as an image when the adult is ready to deal with the trauma. Sadism (also see individual entry) Sadism appearing in a dream would suggest that it is probably a counterbalance to the dreamer’s conscious way of being in the world. In everyday life he may be cither very timid, in which case the dream is an escape mechanism or. in having to be dominant and controlling in everyday life, the unconscious shows its need to be controlled.

Semen Dreams have an odd way of throwing up images of primitive rites and practices of which we may have no conscious knowledge. Many of these are representations of the sexual act. Semen is the sign of masculinity and of physical maturitv and is often seen in dreams as some other milkv fluid.

Sexuality in a dream, in the sense of feeling desire for someone else most often of the opposite sex is a basic primeval urge for closeness and union with that person. It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost.

The other character in the dream represents the closcst we can get to that part.

If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but for most of us we have a desire to be united with everything which is not part of our own ego. Such a dream, which highlights the feelings we are capable of having, provides information to enable us to understand our own needs. Transvestism This signifies a confusion so far as gender is concerned in dreams. Venereal Disease In a dream this can suggest awareness of some kind of contamination. This need not necessarily be of a sexual nature, but could also be emotional.

3- Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or. if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to the dreamer and their understanding of themselves to determine which it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Gun and Weapons

1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.

2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.

To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.

3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about your siblings means you are dealing with some of your own character traits that bother you.

A fight among siblings means you have conflicting emotions and feelings.

A brother is a symbol for the masculine side of you, a sister the feminine side.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- On a practical level, silver appearing in a dream suggests finance or money. Silver is something of value which can be held in reserve against possible difficulty.

2- Silver on a more psychological level has been taken to represent the qualities of the moon. This is in the sense that something or someone is available, but is at the same time somewhat remote.

3- Spiritually, silver is said to represent the feminine aspect, gold being the masculine.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, silver is said to represent the feminine aspect, gold being the masculine. This came initially from the gold of the sun and the silver of the moon. Metals were thought to be ‘reflections’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Blue, Clouds, Space)

Frequently a masculine symbol. Both Hindus and Native Americans speak of “father sky” (see Men).

An alternative, higher level of awareness. Possibly a type of flying or ascent dream.

The transcendent, limitless self.

An image that reconnects the dreamer to her / his heritage as a universal being (see Star).... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A father dreaming about a son: he wants someone to acknowledge that he is a good father.

If you are the son: put your trust in your “higher power” and don’t resist when someone asks or demands something from you. Seeing your own son: it is either a “telepathic” moment or a premonidon about your son.

Depth Psychology: If the above does not apply, the dream might suggest that you are emotionally off center, because you are developing new traits (in the case of a son: more masculine traits, if a Daughter, more feminine traits). See Child.... Dreamers Dictionary

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According to Freud, phallic symbol. Aggression, being focused, and having success. Elias Howe in the middle of the last century had a very important dream about spears. He was captured by natives who pressured him to invent a sewing machine.

The tip of the spears they brandished in front of his face had holes. This dream gave him the idea for the double-stitch sewing machine.

Symbolically speaking, this dream refers to the feminine and masculine side of the dreamer, presented here by the image of the needle or the specialized spear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The spear litis many meanings. It represents the masculine in dreams and is phallic. It is the life-giving force.

To sec a warrior with a spear is to recognise the aggressive male.

To put a spear in the ground is to mark one’s territory.

If we are throwing a spear we perhaps need to be aware of our more primitive aspects.

2- The spear is psychologically that part of ourselves which is fertile and assertive. Whether in a man’s or a woman’s dream, it allows us to be conscious of the need to cut out nonsense and get straight to the point.

3- Spiritually, the spear signifies directness and honour.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of sperm symbolize masculine energy, a drive to succeed, conquer, create and make your dreams come true. Also, dreams of sperm denote fertility, potency and perhaps even pregnancy. See Ejaculation and Seed.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Knife

1- To be stabbed in a dream indicates our ability to be hurt.

To stab someone is, conversely, to be prepared to hurt. Since a stab wound is penetrative it obviously has connections with aggressive masculine sexuality, but also with the faculty of being able to get straight to the point.

2- When we make ourselves vulnerable we are open to being hurt. Often a stab is a quick way of achieving a result.

For instance, to be stabbing at something rather than somebody would suggest the need to break through some kind of shell or barrier in order to proceed.

3- When we realise that we can use particular skills, they can assume an almost ritualistic feeling. Fighting and stabbing can then be appreciated as a means of spiritual discipline (as in martial arts). We need to understand appropriate behaviour.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The sun sustains all life on Earth. When you see it in your dreams, it suggests that you are being nurtured and sustained by your environment and your life choices. It could also represent a spiritual force or the light of God. Sunrise may indicate new beginnings and a new wave of energy while sunsets suggest a period of closure and completion. Sunlight in your dreams is never a negative symbol. Light always symbolizes or indicates consciousness and may connote masculine energy. Its presence, even in the most disturbing dreams, has reassuring quality. Old dream interpretation books say that sun shining on you is an omen of good fortune and good will. “It is the classical symbol for the unity and divinity of the self; source of life and the ultimate wholeness of man” C.G. Jung... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Candle, Gold, Fire, Health, Red, Torch)

The masculine nature. Many ancient gods were affiliated with, or represented as, the sun, including Apollo in Greece and Ra in Egypt (see Icons, Men).

Noontime: A fullness of conscious awareness or rationality. You can trust that your current course of reasoning is “right on” (see Time).

Sunrise or sunset: Beginnings or endings, respectively. Each stage of the sun equates to phases in our own life, situations, or relationships, sunrise heing birth, and sunset representing death.

Increasing physical energy or mental activity.

An omen of good fortune. Many cultures regarded the sun’s presence at special occasions as a sign of divine favor and blessings.

The egoic, conscious, intelligent aspect of your mind, versus the intuitive, feeling portion, which is lunar (see Moon).

Sunburn: Getting figuratively “burned” by a man, or feeling resentment toward men in general. Alternatively, too much use of the logical mind causes neglect of the instinct, leading to fiery times.... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

1 he sun symbolizes the source of light in our solar system. As all the planets rotate around it, the sun demonstrates the source of light within you. Considered to have masculine qualities, it may come to represent reason, logic, and the strength of the will put into action. As the sun god Ra, the sun brings with it the mystical knowledge of ancient Egypt whose temples prepared the initiate for eternal life.

A rising sun may represent a new beginning or a new lease on life.

A setting sun represents the end of an important chapter in your life. In a dream, the sun’s arrival may predict a powerful new man in a woman’s life or the rising of her own masculine qualities.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

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

Ariadne's Book of Dream

These two symbols combined represent the solar, or masculine aspect, in union with the lunar, or feminine aspect, of,the soul. Bringing together the qualities of vision, inspiration, and intuition with the radiant powers of reason and logic put into action, the sun and moon represent balance.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Moor. Being stuck, afraid of being trapped in the unconscious. Fear of emotions, of being “devoured back into the feminine.” This means that the masculine side in the man and the woman (animus) fears that consciousness—fought hard for—will be sucked up by the vortex of emotions and the unconscious. Expressed here is the desire for and fear of emotional chaos.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a swan symbolize elegance, grace and beauty.

The soft down of the swan represents all things sensual.

The swan represents the perfect joining of masculine and feminine energy within you. See Goddess Aphrodite.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Knife, Weapons)

Jung felt that this represented the conscious ego seeking freedom and singularity, separate from one’s place of origin or core group.

A tool that can help or harm. Just as the sword Excalibur could inflict wounds or keep a nation strong, swords represent all the things we have at our disposal—talents, knowledge, resources—that we have the responsibility to use wisely.

Truthfulness. Edged weapons cut through deceit in our dreams to the heart of any situation, even those things in which we deceive ourselves.

Feudal Japan: The emblem of a warrior’s soul.

The Katana is a long sword that represents a samurai’s soul and will, while the Wagasahi was shorter and the implement of honor and defense.

Honorably fighting for a just cause, often taking an integral leadership role in that fight (e.g., “taking up a sword”). Note that kings used a sword to bestow knighthood, and knights in turn regularly swore oaths upon swords.

A masculine emblem and alternative phallus. In pagan Europe, swords were owned by men, and often buried with them, whereas women held the house and land.

Breaking or misplacing a sword reflects the loss of authority or heroic mettle, or falling from an honored position in the eyes of those you respect.

An ancient emblem of the Sacred King, which may equate to your own masculine nature or the God aspect of the universe (see Men).

In the Tarot, an emblem of trouble and conflict.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Injection

1 In dreams the syringe suggests an awareness of the influence that other people can have over us. It will depend on whether the syringe is being used to take something out or put something in as to the particular significance.

A garden syringe (as in a fly spray) in dreams can suggest either masculine energy or decontamination.

2- Dreaming of a syringe can indicate that when we are attempting to influence other people, we need to be conscious of the way we do it. We can be very specific and hit the right spot, or we can have a more ‘scatter-gun’ approach. We need to be careful that we do not inflict hurt more than is necessary on others.

3- Penetrative awareness can suggest a particular way of approaching our own spiritual selves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams the syringe suggests an awareness of the influence that other people can have over us. It will depend on whether the syringe is being used to take something out or put something in as to the particular significance.

A garden syringe (as in a fly spray) in dreams can suggest either masculine energy or decontamination.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of testes represent masculine strength, will, virility, force, power, and potency.

If you’ve got balls, you have the gall to put yourself out there. You are feeling audacious, courageous, and sexual.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams about testosterone reflect your feelings and attitudes about male virility, masculine strength, empowerment, heroism and/or abuse. Consider your feelings and associations and whether or not they empower you. See Hero and Ego.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Three is tense, dynamic, rhythmic, and complete (the Holy Trinity). Three is a symbol of the spirit, since it is assigned to the third stage of human consciousness (after the physical and emotional). In the Middle East, three is considered a holy number. It is always connected to time: past, present, future. In ancient Rome the Fates almost always appear as three goddesses. Since ancient times femininity has been seen in three aspects: the virgin (Artemis), the woman (Hera), and the old woman (Hekate). Faust calls out three times until Mephisto appears. Peter denies Christ three times. Doing the same thing three times has magical effects— it represents the connection to reality.

According to Freud, refers to male genitalia. Jung considers three a mystical number; the three servants of the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute; the three witches in Macbeth; the three wishes that are free. All this relates back, as do many god-trinities, to the original trinity: father-mother-son. It is the male child, since the number three, according to Western tradition, is uneven and, as a prime number, a genuine male number. In this tradition, the male child is seen first in terms of male fertility.

According to Jung, the number three is connected to the diabolical.

The den of craving in alchemy is depicted by a three-headed snake.

The three-headed snake in mythology is always Satan. Also, according to Jung, three belongs to the young; and in ancient China and the Greek patriarchy, it points to masculine attributes and their function.

On the other hand, Three as a feminine number is part of the tradition in the area of the Mediterranean, through the veneration of Mary in Catholicism and the rediscovery of the matriarchy. Also, Goethe’s play Faust, Part II, ends with a prayer to the great goddess appearing threefold: “Virgin, Mother, Queen.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Three refers to something combative and masculine. Religions see in the number Three the trinity (God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost). Wherever the Three appears there is also energy. Three is an effective, holy, but also dangerous number. In many dreams Three announces that «jme- thing new is happening—when, for instance, you look at a watch or clock in your dream and it is 3 o’clock. Three is the number of Jupiter. Three-people strive for success, but will follow instructions from a boss without complaining. They earn* out assignments responsibly and are very ambitious.

The Three-person is creative and steadfast, loves partying, dancing, and being in love. Three-ness produces all things.

In general, Three always points to something new that is created from things that have already existed. Negatives and positives can be united—in the external as well as in your personality. It could possibly indicate a desire to have a child (two want to create something new), or might start a new business or a new project together with other people. See Jupiter.

Three-people have birthdays on the third, 12th, or the 30th day of a month.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A tie has two main significances in dreams.

For some it can represent correctness and good behaviour, whereas for others, presumably because of its shape, it will signify the phallus and thus masculine power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Leopard.

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

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Tires on your vehicle represent the emotional qualities you ride on.

A flat tire may arrive as a response to a big emotional issue that deflated you and stopped your progress temporarily.

A flat tire on the right-hand side might reflect trouble related to the masculine side of the personality, which is associated with reason or logic. One on the left side symbolizes that an emotional issue may have wounded your feminine side or intuitive and receptive nature. Back tires relate to emotional issues of the past, and front tires signify more recent issues. Therefore, a flat left rear tire would metaphoncally represent a big emotional issue from the past that affects your intuition.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The torpedo, because of its shape, has obvious connections with masculine aggressiveness. Its power in dreams can be destructive, but often is unconscious in origin.

2- In terms of being able to home in on its target, the torpedo suggests directed energy. This may be the type of honest getting to the point which we can do with friends, or it may be a warning that such directness could be harmful.

3- A torpedo is symbolic of spiritual directness.

The dreamer should be aware of taking the correct action for the circumstances in which he finds himself.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Buildings

1- A tower in a dream usually represents a construction which we have developed in our lives. This may be an inner attitude or an outer life.

To dream of a tower with no door suggests we are out of touch with our inner selves.

A tower with no windows signifies that we arc unable to sec and appreciate either our external good points or our inner ones.

An ivory tower suggests an innocent approach.

A square tower signifies a practical approach to life, whereas a round tower is more spiritually geared.

A round tower at the end of a square building is the combination of the practical and spiritual.

2- Psychologically if we arc to live life as fully as we can, we need to understand our own tower. In dreams it may appear initially as far away and later coming closer. How we get into the tower may be important. Shallow steps would indicate that to explore our inner self may be easy. More difficult steps may indicate that we are fairly private individuals.

If the door is barred we arc not ready to explore our unconscious self.

If the door is closed we must make an effort to get in.

If inside the tower is dark, we are still afraid of our subconscious.

The dreamer, having been given these suggestions, should be able to interpret other symbolism.

The hidden room in the tower would have the same significance as in a house.

3- The tower is ambivalent in the spiritual sense, since it can be feminine in the shelter it affords and masculine because of its shape. It suggests ascent to the spiritual realms, but also descent to the practical.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The tower has duality in the spiritual sense, since it can be feminine in the shelter it affords and masculine because of its shape. It suggests ascent to the spiritual realms, but also descent to the practical.

The inner aspects of the tower represent our inner life, whereas the outer signify the structure we present to the world. Also consult the entries for escape, rescue, shapes and trap / trapped as well as the information on tower in buildings for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreams where obvious changes occur and things are transformed into something else suggests a shift in awareness.

A landscape may change from dark to light (negativity to positivity), a person may change from masculine to feminine or one image may change into another. Once the dreamer understands the change is for the better, he is able to accomplish changes in his own life.

As the growth to maturity takes place, there are many transformations which occur. These arc often depicted in dreams as immediate changes, like a speeded-up camera filming an opening flower.

Transformation takes place in spiritual terms when freedom of thought or action is indicated, or when higher impulses are substituted for lower reactions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are a transsexual signifies your fears and confusion as to how you should rightfully behave. You show reservations in dealing with some emotional issues.

If you are planning to undergo transsexual surgery, then the dream represents your anxieties about the procedure, recovery, and post-surgery.

To see a transsexual in your dream implies that both the feminine and masculine side of your personality is in disarray. You may be reluctant to discover yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a transsexual is about sexual expansion or confusion. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its meaning for you. You are either embracing your opposite and/or dismissing or disowning your own sex. This dream can also be about the celebration of your of your opposite nature, feminine or masculine.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Trucks, in general carry a larce load. Thus, a truck may represent the capacity to carry responsibility.

A pickup truck usually represents masculine power.

A semi may indicate that you are carrying a huge responsibility in your life, or that you are about to confront the legacy of patterns you are carrying from the past.

• Dodge Ram: This symbol of masculine power combines the symbology of Aries, the Ram. with a truck that symbolizes male-driven ideas and power. It might suggest that you possess the initiative and power to take on the challenges facing you. It may also announce someone you could have to go to war with to battle for your rights.

• Ford Ranger: A Ford Ranger beside you or the road of life may comment on your angry side.

The word “ranger” breaks down to read “r-anger” or “our anger.” It may appear to remind you to cool off.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreaming of turquoise represents balance between your masculine and feminine aspects of self, your human and divine nature, your light and your dark. You are learning to creativity express and manifest your intuitive guidance into reality.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The number two represents partnerships, marriages, and the balance of the masculine and feminine aspects of the psyche.

A dream including the number two may express concern about finding a mate or concerns about problems in a relationship or marriage.

The number two also signifies duality, separation, or the union of opposites.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: The uncle is a symbol of your own masculine traits and may refer to the actual relationship you have with your own uncle or another male relative.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see by type, Eating, Garden)

If this is a play on words, your subconscious is saying that for some reason you have begun to feel as productive as an inanimate, uprooted vegetable. Get up and become an active participant in life again!

Each vegetable in a dream has a different interpretive value.

For example, a carrot is a masculine emblem that also represents vision and luck. Additionally, as an omen, carrots symbolize forthcoming wealth, health, and happy marriages. Dreaming of eating celery is an omen of love and affection. Cauliflower growing in a garden foretells increased business prospects, corn might depict a “corny” personality or the promise of improved finances, and beans carry a magical overtone thanks to the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

Root vegetables denote grounding, a connection to your family, and the staples of both spiritual and mundane life.

Jungian: Because vegetables get nourished by all the elements, they represent the depths of the subconscious, the deepest roots, and the fundamental self.

Societal, cultural, or religious limitations. Many vegetables have been shunned because of one of these contexts, such as tomatoes being thought poisonous, or potatoes not being eaten by Puritans because they are not in the Bible.

Eating vegetables in a dream is a portent of odd luck and coincidence on the horizon.... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Particularly in women’s dreams, fear of sexuality. In the case of men, it is partly an expression of fear of the weapons of women. Fear of war.

A weapon in a dream also symbolizes internal poison or corrosion. According to Freud and most of depth psychology, it is a symbol of masculine sexuality, since bullets penetrate the body. Today, this dream image is less relevant, because weapons so often totally destroy the body. This expands on Freud’s interpretation, which sees it as an interesting tension between creating a body (sexuality) and destroying a body (modern weaponry).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of weapons usually suggests our desire to hurt someone or something. We have internalised our aggression and it is marginally more acceptable to dream of wreapons and of using them against people, than actually having to deal with such circumstances in everyday life. Depending on the weapon that we use we may get a fairly good idea of what the real problem is in the waking self.

An arrow indicates being pierced by some kind of powerful emotion, of being hurt by someone else through words or actions. We need to turn our attention inwards in order to make ourselves feci better, flic gun or pistol traditionally represents male sexuality and for a woman to dream of being shot often indicates her wish for, or fear of, sexual aggression.

If we are shooting the gun ourselves we may be using our masculine abilities in quite an aggressive way; in order to defend ourselves.

A knife represents the ability to cut through debris, to ‘cut into’ whatever is bothering us and to cut out the hypocrisy that perhaps is prevailing in a situation.

The sword has more than one meaning. Because of its hilt — which is a cross shape it often represents a system of belief which is used in a powerful way. Equally it can be used to suggest spiritual strength, creating an abilitv to cut awav the unneccssary more powerfully than the knife.

The sword when sheathed is the soul or the Self in the bodv.

2- To have a weapon used against us means that we have to look at how we are party to people being aggressive around us. It maybe that we have done something to upset the other person which results in aggression, or it may be that we have put ourselves in a position of becoming the victim of circumstance.

3- Various weapons can suggest varying degrees of spiritual power.

The dreamer should use this power with relevant caution.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To have a weapon used against us means that we have to look at how we are party to people being aggressive around us. It may be that we have done something to upset the other person, which results in aggression, or it may be that we have put ourselves in a position of becoming the victim of circumstance. Different weapons have various meanings: an arrow indicates being pierced by some kind of powerful emotion, of being hurt by someone else through words or actions. In order to make ourselves feel better we must turn our attention inwards.

The gun or pistol traditionally represents male sexuality and for a woman to dream of being shot often indicates her thoughts about sexual aggression.

If we are shooting the gun ourselves we may be using our masculine abilities in quite an aggressive way, in order to defend ourselves.

A knife represents the ability to cut through debris, to ‘cut into’ whatever is bothering us and to cut out the hypocrisy that perhaps is prevailing in a situation.

The sword has more than one meaning. Because of its hilt – which is a cross shape – it often represents a system of belief that is used in a powerful way. Equally it can be used to suggest spiritual strength, creating an ability to cut away the unnecessary more powerfully than the knife.

The sword when sheathed is the soul or the self in the body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about getting married or being in a wedding is relatively common.

If your biological time clock is ticking away and you are anxious to get married, this dream may be a form of wish-fulfillment. However, a wedding or a marriage in a dream is a profound and very personal symbol. It usually represents the harmonious integration of the dreamer’s personality or psyche (i.e. the coming together of masculine, feminine, shadow, anima, physical, spiritual, unconscious, or/and conscious components).

The marriage in your dream may represent the union of the different sides of your own character. This is a positive dream symbol because it suggests a degree of self-awareness and integration. Many people dream about weddings during times of stress and difficulty. Based on superstition some cultures believe that dreaming of a wedding is a negative omen that generally represents a period of grief and possibly death. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a wedding indicates your life is about to change.

An aspect of your waking life is ending, but another is about to begin. In many cases, you may feel negatively about the wedding you see in your dreams. This is typically meant to bring to mind a fear or anxiety from your waking life. You may have some feelings of sorrow, or a loved one may soon pass. Conversely, it may indicate a fear of commitment. Consider your relationships; are you getting ready to take one to the ‘next level?’ Are you scared to do so? If you dream of remarrying your husband or wife symbolizes your strong love and faith to each other. Marriage has suited you well. Your marriage may be about to change as well. Are you considering starting a family? If you are dreaming of planning your wedding, but have never met your future spouse, it is an indication that you have found harmony and balance between your feminine and masculine sides. Conversely, you may be struggling from a lack of balance between your more instinctive side and your softer emotional nature..... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a wedding represent the joining of the opposite aspects of your-the masculine and feminine, the intellectual and emotional, the logical and intuitive, child and the elder, and the divine and the human aspects of you.

If there is fear or anxiety in this dream, you are venting out and releasing your trepidation about your own wedding, marriage or fear of commitment. You are preparing yourself for great happiness. See Commitment, Marriage, Husband and Wife.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a wench reflect sloppiness, debauchery, alcoholism, and a lack of respect for your feminine and masculine self. See Prostitute and Tool.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a widow signify your feelings, attitudes or beliefs about being alone, -sufficient, losing your role as wife, feelings of loneliness, or being without the need for a man. Or perhaps you have killed off your inner masculine, and disowned your power and effectiveness in the world. See Crone and Witch.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically we all seek within ourselves complete harmony in partnership. This is a security that allows us to express parts of our personality which are not normally accessible otherwise. Dreaming of being a widow or widower when we are not suggests that we have lost part of ourselves.

A husband represents the masculine principle, the drives and ambition, and a wife the intuitive sensitive principle, so to have lost either is to have lost an essential part of the mystical union that everyone requires in order to become spiritually complete.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams anything wild always represents the untamed. Within each of us there is a part that dislikes being controlled in any way. It is the part of ourselves which needs to be free, and is creative and independent.

A wild animal will stand for that aspect of our personality which has not yet committed itself to using rational thought. Depending on whether the dreamer is masculine or feminine a wild woman will represent the Anima or the Shadow (see Introduction).

2- Anything which grows wild is not subject to the same constraints which normal society puts upon us, so in this context wildness may signify anarchy and lack of stability. In its more positive sense there is profusion and promise in whatever we arc trying to do.

3- In a dream to be, or feel, wild often suggests a lack of spiritual control.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and often the negative masculine in a woman’s dream. We may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly. You may wish to consult the individual entry for boar and also for pig in this section.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Wolves may have positive or negative meaning and may represent good or evil in dreams. They could represent hostility, aggression, sneakiness, and ferocious appetites. In some cultures, wolves represent feminine energies and in others masculine. In the Native American culture and tradition, the wolf is a symbol of a mysterious and wonderful teacher. Wolves are considered to be powerful guides who offer wisdom and enlightenment. When interpreting your dream consider your feelings in it and the mood upon awakening.

If you were mesmerized and not afraid, then give your dream positive meaning and accept its message.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol for mobility, warmth, and naturalness. Important is the condition and type of wood; for example, Firewood and Ebony.

In the I Ching, wood means gentleness, that which penetrates, like the wind, and it is related to the first daughter.

According to Freud, wood is a symbol for femininity. However, in the Tarot, wood corresponds to the wand which—according to traditional as well as modern interpretation—is connected to masculinity. This is an example of how contradictory meanings can be in the symbolism of depth psychology. At a certain level of consciousness, the difference between masculinity and femininity loses its importance. This higher level of consciousness is mirrored in everyday life where some symbols can be seen as typically feminine as well as masculine, in accordance with the present state of consciousness of the dreamer.

Folklore: Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of the World Trade Center or of the twin towers represent your financial structures. And though they may fall, your inner wealth and well-being cannot be shaken.

The tower in the Tarot represents destruction that precedes transformation and new beginnings. Twin towers can also represent that which holds up the temple of your being, the tension of opposites, and the integration of your polarities-the dark and light, the masculine and feminine, etc. See Tower.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The letter 44Y” unites the masculine and the feminine. It also represents the dowsing rod that is used to find something hidden.

The “Y” also represents a magical formula where one becomes two and two become one.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

The Language of Dreams

(see Colors, Gold, Sun)

A color strongly associated with the element of air, this represents the mind and your ideals.

Bright: An extroverted personality who gains much energy from being around people and is very upbeat.

Depending on the shade observed, this may also symbolize cowardice.

Jaundiced yellow reflects the need to get some sun, metaphorically stressing a reconnection with one’s masculine, logical nature.... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

This common symbol represents the balancing of the masculine and feminine energies into a whole expression.

The concept of yin and yang symbolizes the balance between intuition and reason.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Perfect spiritual balance is created by the energy created between two complementary opposites, the passive feminine principle and the active masculine. Each contains within itself the ‘seed’ of the other, creating a state of inner stability. This image occurs in dreams when we begin to approach such a state.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A representation of the cosmic egg, the beginning of all things, this symbol has become much better known in the last thirty years in the west as the balance of two complementary opposites. In dreams it indicates the balance between the instinctive, intuitive nature of the feminine and the active, rational nature of the masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

This symbol has become much better known in the last thirty years in the West as the balance of two complementary oppositcs. In dreams it indicates the balance between the instinctive, intuitive nature of the feminine and the active, rational nature of the masculine.

We arc continuously searching for balance, but not necessarily a state of inertia.

The yin-yang symbol signifies a state of dynamic potential.

3- Perfect Balance is created by the energy created between two complementary opposites.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream about the Yin-Yang symbol, then this reflects your inner balance of your masculine and feminine energies, centeredness and wholeness.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

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

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If an adolescent girl dreams about a young man: she will soon fall in love or get married.

A grown-up dreaming about a young boy is a sign of immaturity and the desire to be forever young and without responsibility; it can also be a suggestion that honest wTork and commitment to duty is the only road to prosperity. Meeting a young person who is very attached to you: you are admired or loved by a stranger.

Depth Psychology: A young man represents the masculine/intellectual side of your personality.

See Youth.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As the dancing horse of Africa, the zebra brings the alchemy of movement and the integration of the dark and light into a prancing power. Its appearance may be a call to use dance as an an for enjoyment or as a tool to foster transforming energy. Its pattern of stripes integrates the feminine or dark aspect of the psychic with the masculine (light) aspect into a sacred union through movement.

The zebra’s appearance in a dream, therefore. can signify the healing and transforming power of dancing through life.

Zest deodorant soap Being handed a bar of Zest may suggest that you need to refresh your attitude and cleanse yourself of any negative energy you may have taken on. It may also be a comment on the need to put some “zest” into your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Everyone has a fascination for horoscopes, without necessarily understanding the significance of the zodiac wheel. It is often only when we begin the journey of self- discovery that images and symbols from the zodiac will appear in dreams. Frequently, the animal or creature associated with our own star sign will appear, almost as a reminder of basic principles.

The way we deal with that image will give us insight into how we really feel about ourselves.

2- The zodiac wheel is symbolic of our relationship with the universe. Sometimes the signs of the zodiac arc used in dreams to demonstrate time or time passing, and also suggest courses of action we might take.

For instance, if we dreamt of a girl riding a goat we might have to seek perfection (Virgo) through tenacity (Capricorn). Each sign also rules a particular part of the body; and often a dream alerts us to a possible imbalance.

3- The spheres of influence as described below are;

Aries

The symbol is the Ram and it governs the head.

The colour associated with the sign is red; its specific gemstones are amethyst and diamond.

Taurus

The symbol is the Bull and it governs the throat.

The colours associated with the sign are blue and pink; its specific gem- stones are moss agate and emerald. Gemini The symbol is the Twins (often shown as masculine and feminine) and it governs the shoulders, arms and hands.

The colour associated with the sign is yellow; its specific gemstones are agate and beryl.

Cancer

The symbol is the Crab and it governs the stomach and higher organs of digestion.

The colours associated with the sign are either violet or emerald green: its specific gemstones are moonstones and pearls. Leo The symbol is the Lion and it governs the heart, lungs and liver.

The colours associated with the sign are gold and orange; its specific gemstones are topaz and tourmaline.

Virgo

The symbol is the Virgin and it governs the abdomen and intestines.

The colours associated with the sign are grey and navy blue; its specific gemstones arc pink jasper and jade.

Libra

The symbol is the Scales and it governs the lumbar region, kidneys and skin.

The colours associated with the sign arc blue and violet; its specific gemstones are opal and lapis lazuli. Scorpio “I’he symbol is the Scorpion and it governs the genitals.

The colours associated with the sign are deep red and purple; its specific gemstones are turquoise and ruby.

Sagittarius

I’he symbol is the Archer and it governs the hips, thighs and nervous system.

The colours associated with the sign are light blue and orange; its specific gemstones are carbuncle and amethyst.

Capricorn

I’he symbol is the Goat and it governs the knees.

The colours associated with the sign are violet and green: its specific gemstones are jet and black onyx.

Aquarius

The symbol is the Water-Bearer and it governs the circulation and ankles.

The colour associated with the sign is clcctric blue; its specific gemstones are garnet and zircon.

Pisces

‘I’he symbol is The Fishes and it governs the feet and toes. I’he colour associated with the sign arc sea-green and mauve; its specific gemstones are coral and chrysolite.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Are you looking at your own animal side? This image refers to the animus anima (and your masculine and feminine sides).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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