If you dream of Greek or Roman mythology, then you are seeing beneath the myths that surround your life. Your subconscious may be prompting you to become more conscious of your personal mythology that has been running your life. Investigate your history or herstory and release any aspects of it that are disempowering to you.
Standing at the edge of: Your own subconscious, things you’ve long buried, hidden talents, or other matters that often get overlooked.
The abyss goes on seeminglv forever into darkness, and can be very frightening, even as discovering your own true nature can be frightening until you take the first step.
Experiencing spontaneous inspiration for a new project, as if it comes out of nowhere. Alternatively, a limitation to be overcome.
Ancient meaning: Tlie primordial womb; a deep cavern of fertility and the gate of life through which we all pass.
Real or perceived dangers.
The size of the abyss indicates how “big” you believe the hazard to be. Alternatively, following a route that goes nowhere, or one that may eventually prove self-destructive.
A bridge appearing across: Personal, dramatic changes in lifestyle or beliefs that imply some risk.
For example, if you’re thinking of getting married, the risk might be vulnerability- or failure.
Unseen or unrealized potential. In Greek mythology, the black abyss gave birth to all cosmic matter. Similarly, in the Tarot, the Fool stands near the edge of a huge cliff before starting on his path toward enlightenment.... The Language of Dreams
A very specific point is being made here: it is possible to survive and overcome early childhood suffering.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Directional guidance, like a subliminal road map showing you the way to go. Watch where the arrow lands to see if you’re making or missing your mark.
Power over, or empathy with, animals. In Greek mythology, Artemis carried arrows representing her dominion over the animal kingdom.
Potentially a phallic symbol.
The cherub carries arrows that inspire passion.
An omen or message. Arrows were used in Tibet and in the Bible (Ez. 21:21) as harbingers of truth or the future. Therefore if an arrow lands off its mark in the dream, the truth may be only partially revealed to you, or the future uncertain.
Power, strength, and possibly war.
The Scandinavian god Tyr and the Roman god Mars, both of whom presided over battles, are often featured with arrows.
Being shot by an arrow: Either a betrayal of confidence or forced love.
Broken arrow: A broken vow or promise, or plans that got disengaged.... The Language of Dreams
The Norse honored the ash as being the World Tree in their mythology.
If you are of Norse decent, this tree may represent your own familial lines and ties (see Trees, Yggdrasit).... The Language of Dreams
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
The belt (waist), as a physical expression of the connection between the conscious and unconscious, asks us to decide if we want to walk the path of physical urges and drives or the path of the spiritual. Ideally, both paths lead to harmony and balance between body and soul. This image also asks how we deal with sensuousness and the pleasures of life.
The image, however, usually appears when we feel restricted and bothered by something.
If that were not the case, our unconscious would see no reason to produce such an image.
For that reason, the belt usually points to restrictions imposed by the spouse (often the wife).
The belt is a symbol of power, strength, and the influence of the woman (as in the Nibelungen Ring—the belt of Kriemhilde—or the belt of the Queen of the Amazons in Greek mythology). In today’s terms, the belt is clearly a sign of repressed emotions, particularly sexual repression, for men as well as for women.
If the belt appears in the dream of a woman, it is usually a symbol of virtue and purity; in the dream of a man, it is energy and fertility.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Psychologically man often needs to project human qualities onto objects outside himself, and because birds’ conduct is entirely instinctive, they can be used in dreams to understand man’s behaviour.
3- Birds have come to represent the Soul both its dark and its enlightened side.
A caged bird can indicate restraint or entrapment.
A bird flying freely represents aspirations and desires and possibly the spirit soaring towards the Divine.
A display of plumage indicates the dreamer’s facade the way the individual sees him- or herself.
A flock of birds containing both winged and plucked birds indicates confusion over bodilv or material considerations as opposed to Spiritual aspirations. Birds can sometimes denote the feminine, free side of the being.
The golden-winged bird has the same significance as fire and therefore indicates spiritual aspirations.
A high-flying bird Spiritual awareness or that part in us which seeks knowledge. In a man’s dream, a bird can represent the Anima (see Introduction). In a woman’s dream, it suggests the Self, in the sense of the Spiritual Self (see Introduction).
White/Black birds The two aspects of the Anima or Self (see Introduction) may be represented as two opposites.
The black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side, the white the open, clear, free side.
A pet bird Personal circumstances and emotions can have a profound effect on our self- management, and remembered happiness can be experienced in dreams about pet birds. Chicken The imagination is being used to serve a practical function. There is potential for growth, though this may also come about through belonging to a group.
The chicken can also represent stupidity and cowardice. Cock The cock is the symbol of a new day and of vigilance or watchfulness. It represents the masculine principle and thus the need to be more upfront and courageous.
Crow Dreaming of a crow can have two meanings. Traditionally the crow warns of death but may also represent wisdom and deviousness.
Cuckoo The meaning of the cuckoo is ambivalent, since it can represent deviousness or unrequited love. As the herald of spring it indicates a change from old, stale energy to newness and freshness.
Dove The Anima (see Introduction).
The bringer of calm after the storm, the Soul, the peaceful side of man’s nature appears in dreams as the dove.
Duck In a dream this can often denote some kind of superficiality or childishness.
Eagle Because the eagle is known to be a bird of prey; in dreams it signifies domination and supremacy. It can equally also mean perccptiveness and awareness as well as farsightedness and objectivity.
If the dreamer identifies with the eagle, his own wish to dominate is becoming apparent though there may be some difficulty in reconciling other parts of the dreamer’s nature.
If the dreamer feels threatened, somebody else may be threatening the status quo.
Falcon The falcon shares the symbolism of the eagle. As a bird of prey, it typifies freedom and hope for those who are being restricted in any way. It can represent victory over lust. Goose/Geese The goose is said to represent watchfulness and love. Like the swan it can represent the dawn or new life.
A flock of geese is often taken to represent the powers of intuition and to give warning of disaster. Wild goose The wild goose can represent the soul and often dcpicts the Pagan side of our nature. Geese, in common with cats, are considered to be witches’ familiars. Hen The hen denotes providence, maternal care and procreation. When a hen crows in a dream it is taken to represent feminine domination.
Ibis The ibis, sometimes taken to be the stork, is the symbol of perseverance and of aspiration. Jackdaw - see Magpie. Kingfisher To dream of a king- lishcr is to dream of dignity and calmness.
Lark A lark is traditionally supposed to represent the transcendence of the mundane. Magpie/Jackdaw Because of the belief that magpies and jackdaws are thieves, to dream of one may indicate that an associate is attempting to take away something that the dreamer values. Also the magpie can signify good news. Ostrich The ostrich denotes that one is attempting to run away from responsibility. Owl The owl is sacrcd to Athena, goddess of strategy and wisdom, therefore in a dream the owl can describe those qualities. Because it is also associated with the night-time, it can sometimes represent death.
Peacock To see a peacock in a dream indicates a growth of understanding from the plain and unadorned to the beauty of the fully plumed bird. Like the phoenix, it represents rebirth and resurrection.
Pelican There are two meanings to the symbolism of the pelican. One is sacrifice and devotion and the other is careful and maternal love.
Penguin The penguin is thought to represent adaptability but also possibly stupidity. Pheasant To dream of pheasants generally foretells prosperity and good fortune to come. Phoenix The phoenix is a universal symbol of rebirth, resurrection and immortality (dying in order to live). Quail The quail represents amorousness, sometimes courage and often good luck. In its negative form it can also represent witchcraft and sorcery.
Raven The raven can be a symbol of sin, but if it is seen to be talking it often represents prophecy. Its meaning can be ambivalent since it can represent evil, but also wisdom. Seagull flic seagull is a symbol of freedom and power. Sparrow “flic sparrow represents business and industrv.
The stork is a symbol of new life and new beginnings.
The swallow seen in a dream represents hope and the coming of Spring. Swan The swan is the soul of man and is often taken to be the divine bird. It can sometimes denote a peaceful death. Turkey The turkey is traditionally a food for celebrations and festivals.
To dream of it can therefore denote that there may be good times ahead. Vulture/Buzzard The vulture is a scavenger and therefore has an association with the feminine aspect in its destructive persona. Woodpecker The woodpcckcr is a guardian of both kings and trees in mythology. It is also reputed to have magical powers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
According to the I Ching, fire is that which bonds and radiates.
The fire that Prometheus steals from the gods is seen as a creative act of the human, as is the flame of the Easter candle that is the symbol of God’s power.
According to Germanic mythology, if consciousness fails to rule, the world will be set ablaze and consumed by a great fire. Purification, on the other hand, takes place in the fire in purgatory. It separates the sin from the sinner.
According to the alchemists1 interpretation, it is God Himself who glows in divine love in the flame of the fire. Also, according to Jung, hell is fire, since everything is destroyed there.
The fire in hell is a symbol of eternal pain; the fire in purgatory is the fire of purification. In Frazer’s The Golden Dough are many references to cleansing, Light, and fertility, related to the powers of fire.
For the Mayans, fire is the mother of the gods, residing in the center of the earth.
The image of the “fire mother” can be found in many cultures. According to Jung, fire is the true symbol of life, the center of life, the place where it is warm and light, where people assemble; that’s where you can warm yourself and cook something. It gives protection; it is the essence of being home. Fire is the primeval component and vitality of human beings.
As a male symbol, fire is brightness, the connection to the light, the Sun, and, in particular, to Lightning (Zeus and Wotan). Fire symbolizes the power of passion and action in the archetypal man and woman.
According to Freud, it is often connected with bed- wetting.
Folklore: A serious warning to be careful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- One of the wavs in which the dream mind can bring matters to our attention is by a play on words, and since not many people have contact with the animal boar, for this to appear in a dream usually indicates ‘a bore’.
2- By its association with feasting and festivals, the boar can represent lust and gluttony.
3- Abundance and vitality. By- association with mythology and children’s fables it can also represent evil.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a boat means a trip or a change in life.
If the water is clear, things are destined to go well. Murky water means misfortune or a mishap on a trip or in your life. Getting hit by a storm while riding in a boat—or falling out of a boat: postpone a planned trip or action. See Ship.
Depth Psychology: Seeing a boat in a dream is a sign that your life is about to change. Since a boat usually is in the water, the dream mean that you feel you’re on “shaky ground.” A boat, like the Auto, Train, or Airplane might be a symbol of your life’s journey.
The condition of the “transport device” will show you what your actual situation is. In Greek mythology, the boat is a symbol of the journey “to the other side,” to the “dominion of the dead”—or a symbol of your journey into a new phase of life. See Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- Psychologically we arc at our most vulnerable where matters of the heart are concerned, and most often need protection in that area.
To dream of someone else wearing a breastplate indicates their capacity to be hurl emotionally.
3- Our need to protect ourselves spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the dreamer has self-confidence, the fear of the abyss may be going away, but although the bridge becomes wider and is safe, it is still a place of danger.
The condition of the bridge is important. How are you feeling on the bridge? When you have crossed the bridge, you have done a lot of inner work. Changes have taken place (you have reached the other shore).
In the Koran, the bridge over hell is as thin as a thread and can only be crossed by the righteous. In Celtic lore, there exists a bridge of horror that is also as narrow as a thread.
The bridge always spans an abyss in which spirits, the devil, or God resides. Often in the dream one must bring a sacrifice in order to cross the bridge.
For that reason we often see chapels on the bridge where the sacrifice has to be offered. Jung related the symbol of the bridge to the unconscious. He saw the unconscious as different islands in the sea.
For him, the bridge connected these islands and is therefore a symbol of working toward a strong consciousness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the cabinet is locked, then it represents family secrets and mythology.
If the cabinet is open for display, then it represents your desire to express the truth.
If this is a governmental cabinet, then you are processing feelings and opinions about the government or of other people running your life. However, if you dream that you are part of this cabinet, then you are stepping into leadership and taking responsibility for your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you sometimes feel your live is coming apart at the seams, then this too will occasion a dismemberment dream. As in olden mythology, when man fell apart, the Gods would put him back together again, this then is a dream of warning you to change your ways, or take charge of a situation, before it reaches the dismemberment stage.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
For some people a dog was the only source of expressive love in their childhood, so may well depict this. Dor on lead: restrained or controlled urges.
The dog appears more often than other animals in dreams.
Example: I continue on my path, and suddenly the nettles disappear and the path is clear. Ahead the wall has curved round to face me, hut there is a gate in it, and I can see my dog waiting for me on the other side’ (Mrs MG). In the dream of this elderly woman the dog is leading the way through the experience of meeting death. Mythology has often shown the dog in this light, as an inner sense of knowing how to find transformation through death—or as the ravaging threat of death. Idioms: die like a dog; dirty dog; dog eared; dog eat dog, dog in the manger, gay dog; go to the dogs; let sleeping dogs lie; etc. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol of instincts to be used and guided by conscience.
The dog may also appear as a guard to protect property and defend against attack. He may symbolize a true friend.
The dog is the closest creature that humans come to call “brother.” It may also represent part of the dreamer—for instance, the shadow.
The dog as a pet almost always points to our instinct or loss of instinct, particularly when it is a trained dog, which in this case does not imply cultivation, but rather the destruction of instincts.
The dog is also one who needs to inspect its environment, who looks for and finds information. In the Tarot the two images of “the Fool” and “the Dog” always appear together.
A vicious dog means envy and unscrupulousness. According to Jung, the dog is the undertaker who buries the Corpse.
The dog with its instincts is seen as aiding the process of dying and resurrection (like Anubis in ancient Egyptian mythology). According to Greek mythology, the dog from hell, Cerberus, stands on the border between life and death.
Also may point to fear of rejection—”dog” as an unattractive female.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of a dog depends 011 whether it is one known to us (such as a childhood pet), when it then may represent happy memories; if unknown it may signify the qualities of loyalty and unconditional love associated with dogs.
2- To dream of a pack of wild dogs portrays emotions and feelings of which we are afraid.
3- A dog symbolises the guardian of the underworld. In Egyptian mythology this is dcpicted by Anubis, the dog-headed god.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If belligerent or barking, this dream shows personal aggression and hostility.
Sleeping at your feet: Service, good friends, and gentle companions.
Good instincts. Dogs are believed to have a kind of second sight in judging people, or discerning spiritual presences (see Ghost).
Being bitten by a dog reveals quarrels between friends or family members.
Dreaming of a purebred dog, especially at a dog show, indicates a personal love of performance, possibly to the point of putting on airs.
Growling dogs warn of being surrounded by designing or unpleasant people.
A Cerberus (many-headed dog) counsels that you are trying to maintain too many loyalties, interests, or friends. When you spread yourself too thin, quality suffers.
Zoroastrian: Sagacity, vigilance, and fidelity. Consider how the dog is treated and where it’s seen for more interpretive value.
The afterlife: In Babylon, Greece, and Persia, dogs attended aspects of the great Goddess to the underworld where human souls slept, awaiting their next incarnation. This close affinity to death is why dogs are often credited with the ability to see spirits.
The ability to sniff out honesty and good character. In the Tarot, dogs sit at death’s gate to be sure the soul is properly prepared. Similarly, Egyptian mythology speaks of Anubis, the jackal-headed god, waiting in the underworld to judge newcomers with his nose. This is why the Egyptians packed their mummies in sweet spices!... The Language of Dreams
The double ax represents the strength of feminine power or the betrayal of one’s power.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
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
If the dream was dark and ominous, the dragon probably symbolizes the “beast in you,” which could mean that your own weaknesses could well get the best of you. But if the dream was happy and optimistic, something wonderful is going to happen.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the elephant is friendly and happy, expect a change in your luck for the better.
If the dreamer was riding an elephant, this indicates a rise in social status.
A performing elephant augurs new friends, while a working elephant hints at success through your own efforts.
Even an angry or frightened elephant, or even if they attack you, is not all that bad an omen. It only implies delays in the attainment of your goals.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream of a family member can literally be that you are processing the details of your recent interactions with a particular relative, or you are beginning to disidentify with your family mythology as you begin to autonomize and discover your own beliefs and attitudes. Also, because as every character in your dream is a reflection of you, consider the qualities and attributes you ascribe to this relative and realize that you are grappling with this aspect of yourself. See Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Uncle, Aunt, Grandfather and Grandmother.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An alternative emblem for fire. According to Greek mythology, Prometheus bore a burning fennel stalk to earth when presenting humankind with this gift.
Clear vision and defined goals. In folk remedies, this herb is used to aid eyesight.
Folkloric: The natural cycle of death and rebirth that may be allegorical or situational. S? iakes are said to shed their skin after eating this herb.
The ongoing battle between dark and light, good and evil within or without. In the Strega tradition (the Witches of Italy), symbolic battles are fought between good and evil sorcerers using fennel stalks for weapons.
The goal of this enactment is to ward off negativity and ensure a good crop.
Digesting recently received information. Historically, fennel was favored to aid indigestion.... The Language of Dreams
The ferry brings you to the other shore, traveling to another world. See Bridge.
A new goal for your life’s journey.
Folklore: Warning of danger.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you see yourself fishing, what did you catch? A small fish indicates small Booty: a big fish, big booty.
The fisherman is trying to catch the content of the soul. Since ancient times, in China fish have been a sign of fertility. As far back as Babylonian times, fish appearing in dreams were considered phallic symbols. According to 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus, a dead fish represents lost hope.
The fish is also a Christian symbol.
The point when Spring entered the constellation of the fish coincided with the beginning of Christianity.
The salmon of wisdom is part of Irish mythology.
In psychoanalysis, the fish is a symbol of male sexuality- According to Jung, if you are the fish, you can renew yourself in the Water (emotions). Also, according to Jungian psychoanalysis, the fish is the symbol of wholeness. It symbolizes the total person of the dreamer and, more to the point, the emotional side of sexuality. Jung also believed that fish are like thoughts and hunches, which surface from the unconscious. (In the fairy tale “The Fisherman and His Wife,” we find the 44 wishing-fish.”)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The Ur god Amun was depicted in the form of a goose.
For the Greeks and Romans, the goose stood for vitality and fertility, leading to the term: “silly goose” for a young girl. In addition, the goose was the divine animal of Aphrodite and was sacrificed to the god of fertility. In antiquity, it was a symbol not only of wisdom, but also of marital love.
The St. Martin s Day goose is closely connected to the idea of sacrifice and mercy.
To this day, a goose appearing in a dream is seen as being connected to love, sacrifice, and fertility. In the fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the goose that lays the golden eggs is the symbol of something precious, something that we long for. In Celtic myth the goose and the Swan are messengers from another world, and for that reason a goose could never be used as food in Brittany.
The goose is also an ancient symbol for the initiated.
Folklore: A positive sign.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The creative principle. In Egypt, a goose laid the cosmic egg from which the Universe sprang.
India: Representative of freedom, eloquence, and learning.
Easter: A bringer of good news, especially for lovers. Geese mate for life.
An alternative wind emblem, having associations with Boreas in Greek mythology, the god of the north wind.
In the form of Mother Goose, an alternative goddess symbol, or reminder of youthful imagination and fancy.
Modernly, a symbol of foolish behavior (e.g., someone acting like a “silly goose”).... The Language of Dreams
A symbol of wealth and fertility. In mythology, cutting off the hair is the equivalent of castration. Samson was robbed of his strength when Delilah cut off his locks. Hair for men is a sign of freedom; for women, long hair is a sign of femininity. According to Robert Bly, wild men and wild women are always covered with hair. Those who dream about “hairy” beings are on the way to satisfying their own nature, longing for vitality. This longing for “the wild energies” to be set free is clearly expressed in the musical Hair, which depicts the mythology of the sixties generation.
Today, hair often appears in dreams in connection with wanting to create a certain image, one that we would like to present to the outside world. It also may refer to “splitting hairs.”
According to an ancient Indian interpretation, hair that has been cut off means grief and sorrow.
Also, hair-dreams are thought to be about close relatives. And, in addition, they may mean spiritual and intellectual property.
According to Freud, hair, as a secondary sexual characteristic, has phallic meaning. Also, according to Freud and Steckel in The Language of Dreams, dreaming of hair means castration.
In mythology, hair and beards play an important role.
The chiefs of the Masai were afraid they would lose their supernatural powers when their hair or beards were cut.
For many primitive tribes, hair was considered taboo.
To be protected from danger means never getting your hair cut. Kings in Franconia (Germany) would lose their throne if they had their hair cut. Young warriors of Teutonic tribes could cut their hair and beard only after they had killed their first enemy. Hair, therefore, seems to mean power, strength, and magical vitality.
Folklore: Abundant hair means wealth; little or gray hair, troubles.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A woman in your life may be tormenting you by attacking your emotional core. You feel exhausted by repeated small attacks which are slowly draining you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the hawk seems forbidding, however, this is a warning to take care of your emotional baggage before seizing whatever new opportunity comes your way.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you are continuing to relive your history, then you need to heal the reoccurring issues in order to move on, create a future and to move in the direction of your dreams. See Mythology and Recurring Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The kettle, just like any of the containers in alchemy, is where transformation of matter takes place, and for that reason it is reminiscent of the uterus or the center of the earth.
The kettle is almost always a sign of creative energy. Figuratively speaking, it is the kettle where the vitality of the dreamer is transformed into something new. It is the blended pot where emotional energy and the power of the soul are blended together to create the individual personality.
Folklore: Good omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In Native American mythology, the lizard is the dreamer. Dreaming of a lizard, therefore, is a sign that this dream is important and reveals a lot about where you’re coming from, where you’re going, and how best to get there. In order to get this information, look to the other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To see oneself in water forecasts the dreamer’s death or that of a friend (Artemidorus). This dream can be directly traced through ancestral memory back to the legends of mythology.... The Fabric of Dream
The dream maybe encouraging you to get in touch with raw emotions and desires, to ponder upon them, and then to use them to transcend difficulties.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The planet Mercury may be seen as following the Sun (universal father; consciousness; life) and the Moon (universal mother; birth; unconscious). In Greek mythology Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the god of speed. This intelligent and quick witted immortal, easily traveled between heaven, earth and the underworld. Seeing the planet Mercury or the metal in your dream may represent your need for communication, adaptation and movement. All of these may be necessary for daily life. However, this powerful dream symbol may be calling your attention to more personal and intrinsic matters. It may suggest a need to look carefully into your internal world. By doing so, you may become aware of a need to the develop a more fluid ability to navigate within your psyche, which includes your thoughts, motives, feelings and intuition; then notice the way all of these components are translated into and effect daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The interpretation of dreaming about milk can also be looked at from a very different viewpoint. Milk can be a safe representation of semen and you may have unconscious (or conscious) desires for sexual relations. However, in my opinion is is unlikely that milk in dreams represents sexuality. Finally, milk is a lunar symbol and as such it is feminine. It suggests a renewal in spirit and thought, just like springtime is the renewal in nature. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Being frightened by a mouse signifies social embarrassment coming up, and if the dreamer wants to avoid it, he or she can look to other symbols in the dream.
Mice scurrying around freely, wreaking havoc in their surroundings, indicate family squabbles ahead.
Seeing a mouse being chased by a cat is a warning not to let others interfere in your affairs.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The legend tells us that the Phoenix lived for five hundred years and then retreated to make a nest where she would die. She made a nest of aromatic twigs that would burn from the heat of its own body.
The Phoenix is said to rise from its own ashes. It comes alive though the transforming power of fire and it lives again in full splendor. In the Middle Ages, the Phoenix was often used as a symbol for Christ, as he resurrected. This legendary bird is an archetypal dream symbol that brings us positive and powerful images of rebirth.
If you dream of the Phoenix, it is most likely that you are receiving message from the unconscious that are telling you that new life and new beginnings are always possible. This bird is a reminder that we have internal powers of regeneration and that we have the power to change things for the better. As you are interpreting this dream, try to visualize a great bird rising up from fire and ash. It is a powerful image, whether produced by a dream or visualization.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The ancient British fertility goddess Oestre, from whose name we get our word Easter, had a pet hare that laid its egg every Spring Equinox so that life would spread throughout the world. Dreaming of a rabbit, therefore, especially one that is affectionate and at ease with you, can be a sign of love and domestic happiness ahead.
Dreaming of many rabbits is a sign of new responsibilities - but not unwelcome ones.
A new and wonderful opportunity will come your way - but you’ll enjoy the work required to accomplish it instead of viewing it as a chore.
In Native American mythology, Rabbit is a symbol of needless fear. Therefore, dreaming of a rabbit that is afraid of you means that something in your life is troubling you now - and that your fears are groundless.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The Fire of the sun and the Water of the rain come together; contradictions are united.
The connection between desire and will.
The rainbow has also been a Christian symbol for the bond between God and human beings. Today, it is often a symbol for creativity and fantasies.
According to the Talmud and Kabbala, we are not allowed to look at a rainbow, because it leads back to God. In some African mythology, the rainbow is a devouring animal. According to Jung, it is the bridge leading into the next life.
A rainbow can also be seen as a Circle; it contains every color and meaning, every quality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In common with most fish when they appear in dreams, the salmon signifies our basic urges most often the need for survival. By- being able to put in effort we reap the rewards of our actions.
In mythology the salmon signifies knowledge of other worlds (the lands beneath the sea) and of other-worldly things. This refers principally to the subconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The week has Seven davs. four times Seven is the month of the moon. There are Seven deadlv sins and Seven virtues. Seven is the symbol for Neptune. Seven-people long for adventure—from pure lust and traveling and discovery, to cultivated, intellectual pleasures. They love company, but deep down they are loners with curious interests (mysticism, philosophy, religion, and art). ‘They have a strong intuitive sense and great imagination, which often appears reserved or introverted.
The mind rules over matter, and the soul fascinates them just as much. Their strong sensibilities often lead them to become mystics—or daydreamers.
Generally speaking, the Seven often hides inner or universal vibrations. Human development is divided into Seven stages (childhood, adolescence, puberty, etc.). Chinese medicine speaks of Seven energy centers.
The Seven is also connected to colors and notes. See Neptune.
Seven-people have birthdays on the 7th, 16th, or 25th day of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
A symbol of the dark feminine and deception, it also represents wisdom and cunning. Almost every woman dreams about serpents at least once in her life, which could mean fear of a rival or of the male gender.
The serpent stands for physical drives.
If something is not right in that area, snake dreams appear.
The image of the serpent may also refer to the “water of life,” since it comes from inside the earth where the healing springs originate.
The Caduceus, the staff of Aesculapius, a symbol of the healing arts, shows two serpents winding around it. In the sacred temple of Aesculapius, serpents crawled on the floor of the sleeping halls. They were said to induce healing dreams.
According to 2nd century dream interpreter Arte- midorus, dreaming about serpents indicates healing and the return to vitality. It is also a symbol of immortality (shedding of the skin—rebirth).
The “Midgard-serpent” and the “Ferris wolf’ in Norse mythology threaten the gods as the world comes to an end.
The serpent is also the symbol for secret wisdom and the revelation of the hidden. Snakes are quick, attracted by fire and the birth of energy.
A snake steals from Gilgamesh (hero of the Sumerian epic) the herb of immortality, while he is taking a bath in a pond. In Greece, Gaia, the goddess of the earth, produces two half-serpents called Titans, who do battle with Zeus.
For the Gnostics of late antiquity, the serpent symbolized the dark, deep, and unfathomable side of God.
The serpent is also a symbol of Kundalini (the yogic life force). In ancient Greece, serpents were even honored publicly, because they were believed to be ghosts of the dead.
Snakes appear suddenly, out of the unknown, creating fear. It is impossible to have a meaningful communication with them; they are secretive and fear-inducing, as is the unconscious. Their poison is sin, their wisdom transformation and deliverance. According to Early Christian imagination, when a snake was attacked, it would only protect its head.
According to Freud, a phallic symbol. According to Jung, the image of the snake means that something important is taking place in our unconscious; it may be dangerous or healing. See Eel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
As far back as Greek mythology, teeth were said to refer to children.
The reason probably was that, during pregnancy, mothers experienced the rapid loss of their teeth (“Each child will cost you a tooth”).
In mythology teeth are considered similar to seed corn, comparable to dragon’s blood. In addition, teeth symbolize the oral qualities of the dreamer.
The possible reason for this might be an eating and biting urge, or the repression of it. And, last but not least, teeth, like Mouth, are used to take in food. See Beauty, Face, Bones, Bite.
According to Jung and Freud, teeth are often a phallic symbol; and according to Freud, dreams about toothaches are considered masturbation dreams.
According to the newest dream research, women often dream about teeth during menopause.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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
A tortoise that withdraws into its shell is protecting itself (see Armor). From what do you feel the need to hide?
In Chinese and Hindu mythology, the tortoise carries the world on its back, and personifies endurance. What burdens are you earning for which you need support?
In Taoism, this is the symbol of cosmic and prophetic power. As such, a tortoise appearing in your dream may presage some positive spiritual developments.
From the story of the Hare and the Tortoise, this creature may become an emblem of persistence in your dreams (see Rabbit).
Japanese: A messenger from the gods of the sea, which equates to a bulletin from your subconscious, intuitive self. Watch and listen closely!... The Language of Dreams
A woman is often trapped by her own imperturbability and needs help to escape and a man needs to find and release his trapped feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Maintaining your balance and an emotionally even keel during a difficult situation. In the Middle Ages, turquoise was favored as a talisman to keep riders from falling off horses.
Overcoming negativity from outside sources. Buddha used a turquoise to defeat a terrible monster in Eastern mythology.
Among Turkish people, a lucky omen.
Arabic: A warning of impending danger. This stone supposedlv alerts the owner to peril by changing color.... The Language of Dreams
The planet Uranus was discovered in 1781. Astrologically, it represents cosmic power that causes creation, progress, sudden changes and, at times, upheavals and interference. Seeing the planet Uranus in your dream may represent unexplored possibilities and potential. It may be an unconscious encouragement to create change and to progress.
If life appears to be a bit out of control and if many unsettling changes are occurring, Uranus in a dream may be a positive sign from the unconscious. It suggests that turmoil can be used to create new possibilities and that in the end things will be better off then when they began.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The love that she represents is not of the emotional and fruitful kind, but rather lust, sensual pleasure and raw animal attraction. Aphrodite was able to stir sexual feelings in both animals and mankind and often represents the perverse side of human sexuality. She is the goddess of the house of prostitution. Aphrodite may represent our basic sexual nature before it is tamed and humanized by emotions and spirit. In order to understand the symbolism of Venus in a dream, some reflection is required. Are you full of lust and/or has your sexuality been ignored? Aphrodite may be stirring your basic sexual nature.
If you are feeling drained by life, the planet Venus may be a representation of the ability to regenerate and begin anew. Seeing Venus in a dream may be a reminder that there is an abundance of internal energy and resources accessible to all that tap into it.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The nature of wheat is such that it has been given symbolic meaning in mythology and religion. It is considered the fruit of the Earth, a gift of life and the gift of the gods. It is associated with purity, covenant and blessing. It may also be considered the basic food of immortality. In Greek mythology, a single grain of wheat was displayed at the wedding of Zeus and Demeter. Demeter was a great mother, a fertility goddess and was responsible for the seasons.
A grain of wheat was symbolic of the cycle of the seasons and the cycle of life. When planted, one grain of wheat produces many on an ear of wheat. As a dream symbol, it may be pointing to your inner “food,” or the abundance that the unconscious holds. It may also represent the “plenty” that surrounds you in your daily life. Wheat may symbolize abundance and its ability to continuously regenerate itself. This dream may be a reminder from the unconscious, which tells us that abundance and prosperity is in our nature, as is rebirth of psychological, emotional and spiritual type.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Mother figures: The maternal aspect, and attachments to same. Feeling toward the feminine side of self. Alternatively, the spirit of earth (earth as our mother).
Wife: The literal wish for a wife, or someone in your life who would act as a companion and helpmate (see Bride).
The archetypal Goddess who is maiden, mother, and crone combined (see Icons).
An old woman: An emblem of folksy, time-honored wisdom, especially in matters of love and health (this may also be true of an old man). Alternatively, an emblem of the ancestors who act as guides in important life decisions.
Maids represent neatness and an attention to appearances either for yourself, in a situation, or in your home.
Nuns reflect religious dedication and lifelong devotion to an ideal.
For those who attended Catholic school, a nun may also be an authority figure stressing the need for discipline.
Waitresses symbolize service to others (see Servant). Do you feel as if people appreciate your time and efforts (for example, does the waitress in the dream receive an acceptable tip)? Are you giving too much of yourself?... The Language of Dreams
Norse mythology 7 portrays the yew as Yggdrasil, or the World Tree. As such, this is a great symbol of security and firm roots.
Folkloric: Protection, specifically against magic meant to charm or beguile.
For someone who has been sick, this is a good omen. It foretells long life.
Celtic: A hunt or search. This was a favored wood for bows because of its flexible strength. What is it that you’re hunting}
Among the Druids, yew wood was used to foretell the future.
If you accept this interpretation, look at the rest of the images in the dream as potentially prophetic in content.... The Language of Dreams