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Keywords of this dream: Always

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Cars represent our journey through life. Always check who’s in the drivers seat. Are you in control of your life or is someone else? Travelling by car shows you’re independent and like to be in control of your destiny.

• If you’re speeding it suggests you need to slow down in life.

If you’ve stalled or are driving very slowly then it means you need to move up a gear.

• Getting lost or being on the wrong road suggests you’ve lost your direction and purpose.

An out of control car indicates events in your life feel similarly out of control.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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TEETH

My most popular requests for dream interpretation are by far, dreams about teeth falling out. Apparently this is quite disturbing to people who have this dream...they simply MUST know what it means! In my experience, a dream about one’s teeth falling out usually symbolizes that the dreamer is having a challenge getting their voice heard, or feelings acknowledged. This may be referring to their conversations with a particular person such as their significant other, boss or friend; or can be generalized for people who are shy; to include almost everyone they come in contact with. The dreamer needs to brush up on conversational skills, believe in the value of their own opinion, learn how to be less intimidated by aggressive people, and become more assertive in making their voice heard. Once they do that, this dream (which is a common recurring dream) should evolve, show improvement or disappear altogether.


PEOPLE

Every person that appears in a dream is supposed to represent an aspect of One’s Self, and not actually be about that other person at all. Rather, it is a quality or characteristic about that person that your dream is focusing on, and how it applies to YOU.

Try to think about what aspect(s) this could be. It can be something you admire and wish to follow or incorporate into your own personality. It could be a more negative characteristic that you may dislike intensely in your waking life, but which is telling you something about yourself and your beliefs, judgments or attitude. It could be a call to alter your thinking in some manner, in order to be more open-minded and accepting of this aspect in others and your own personality, because it is hampering your spiritual growth & making life harder for yourself. The other person in your dream is always mirroring something back to you about YOURSELF.

Try to discover what that something is, and go from there. Once you get it through your head that the other person’s appearance in your dream is NOT about them, but really about YOU, then you will be much more successful interpreting your own dreams. This takes constant reinforcing - I still find myself wanting to think it’s about that other person instead of me.

FLYING

usually represents freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep & while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental & spiritual bodies to experience our dreams. Everybody seems to have a natural inclination to want to fly, unless that is changed by a fear of flying due to a frightening incident in his or her waking lives. Flying = freedom. This could mean a desire for freedom, an “escape” from restraints in your physical life (like a mini-vacation for the mind) or any number of possibilities. Tie it in with the context of your dream...what were you doing in your dream besides flying? How did it make you feel? Also, the type of flying I’m referring to here is the person flying on their own without an airplane or any aircraft at all. Airplanes & other aircraft are different symbols dealing with spiritual awareness, among other things.


SCHOOL

This type of dream relates to your current “lesson in life,” and if you learn how to interpret it, you’ll find out how you are progressing...yes, folks, you’re still taking tests and getting graded! Our “true selves” are our souls, and not our physical bodies. You are a spirit / soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Ever feel like your life is like a play, and you are acting out some role that you don’t even understand, even surprising yourself with your actions sometimes? Bingo! When we sleep, that proverbial “Veil of Forgetfulness” that prevents us from “cheating on the test” is lifted, and we are shown what type of progress we are making (or, GULP, not making) and given guidance on what to do next. We always have free will in our waking physical lives, though. If we stubbornly refuse to finish our tests, then we have that right - but we are doomed to repeat it until we pass it. And each time we turn away from the test, the next time it will be more unpleasant until finally we are forced to acknowledge it’s importance for our growth. The things we consider vitally important in our waking physical lives are not nearly as important as the TRUE reason we are here, which is to overcome our shortcomings so that we may get closer to our Source / God / Higher Power. To avoid learning the lesson is like forcing your soul to a fate similar to the mythical Greek god named Sisyphus who was doomed to keep rolling a boulder uphill for eternity, only to watch it roll back down & have to repeat the same tedious hard chore again & again. That sounds like school to me! So pay attention to the messages in dreams about schools, and you may advance faster. Do you really want to repeat kindergarten again?


CAR or VEHICLE

This is supposed to symbolize you in your waking life, in your physical body. Your physical body is used by the soul pretty much like we use a car...it’s driven for awhile and we give it gas / nourishment & repairs as needed until it stops running, and then we go back home. Pay attention to your car, which symbolizes your physical body. Are you behind the wheel, or is someone else in control? You want to be in charge of your life, naturally. What is the color & condition of this vehicle? Do you seem to be driving it the right way, on a safe road in good condition, or is the road rocky, winding, or suddenly ends at a cliff? That would signal that you need redirection. The bigger the vehicle, the more energy you may be successfully using for your daily lessons, depending on the context of your dream. Note all clues as to how you are faring, and make adjustments accordingly.


HOUSE

You drive a car, but typically you LIVE in a house/apartment. Dreams about a house symbolize a larger aspect of your Self, and the aspects of self, which make us whole. Each room is said to symbolize a different aspect of your Self, for example:

An Attic symbolizes your Higher Self, and your spiritual development & progress. Look at other symbols in the attic of your dream, and try to evaluate what they mean. Also pay attention to the feeling(s) you experience in your dream...is it serious, enlightening or what, exactly? All these things are clues for you.

A Bathroom would symbolize the need for cleansing / purging / elimination of something in your life that isn’t quite working, or that has served it’s purpose and now it’s time to move on.


A Kitchen would symbolize the need or act of supplying nourishment or food for the body / mind / soul...whatever is currently “cooking” or developing in your life. If the food is plentiful, you have what you need. If the cupboard is bare, time to go shopping for new nourishment, and you need to figure out what is needed for that “shopping list.”

A Dining Room is similar to the kitchen, but has more to do with immediate needs for supplying & utilizing nourishment, and less with the preparation or taking stock of those needs.

The Main Room or Living Room symbolizes your daily interactions with others, and often you will have other people appearing in your dreams in this room. Remember, they represent aspects of YOUR Self, and not themselves.

(See PEOPLE, above)

Bedrooms symbolize the unconscious mind aspect of your self, rest, dreams, sometimes and sexuality issues in your life.

The Upstairs symbolizes your spiritual awareness aspect of self, or the Higher Self that holds all the keys or knowledge to this life’s role you are acting out, and always has your higher good looked after, no matter how it might seem otherwise.

The Downstairs / Basement symbolizes your subconscious mind / aspect of self, which deals with habits, old coping skills, self-regulation, ego.

That’s usually the part of our Selves that makes us feel “torn” between knowing we should do one thing, and inexplicably ending up doing the opposite. (Don’t you HATE that?)

Old belief patterns & fears have to be corrected, if that is the case. Tackle & overcome it, and you will feel much more peaceful about your life.

The Ground Floor of a house represents your daily agenda; what’s currently going on in your life.

Revisiting Old Houses from Childhood or Earlier Times: this points to issues that probably are resurfacing in your current life, and need to be looked at, analyzed, and healed so you can move forward and not backward.

If you find yourself repeating the same old tired mistakes, or dealing with the same old tired fears, chances are you will have this dream.

A Hallway symbolizes that you have reached an area that is necessary to journey through in order to get to the other side, and it may be a narrow path that has to be traversed with care and awareness.

If you have that “closed in, claustrophobic feeling” then you need to expand your awareness/open your mind to more possibilities for completing this phase of your journey.

TORNADO

This symbol points to emotional turmoil, as in a “whirlwind of emotions”; and / or rapid or sudden changes in your life. It is a sign to “get a grip” on what is possibly spinning out of control & deal more effectively with your emotions. Meditation and finding some private “thinking time” for yourself might be a good idea.


COLORS

Pink:

the color of love in all its forms. Often used to show healing through love.

Red:

passion or anger.

Black:

the unconscious mind; void; death of the old.

Grey:

fear or confusion. White: truth, “coming clean,” purity; can also be symbolic of death & new beginnings.

Green:

healing, growth, newness.

Blue:

spirituality; could be a metaphor for “being blue” (look at context of dream).

Yellow:

peacefulness, hope (as in “sunny disposition”); could be a cowardice metaphor.


NUMBERS

I am not a numerologist, but I will put a few basic numbers here

One:

unity, completeness.

Two:

balance of yin-yang principles, or male / female energies-either it’s needed or it’s achieved.

Three:

(common dream symbol) the trinity of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and the 3 principles uniting in harmony, as in body-mind-spirit harmony. This dream has an important spiritual message for you - pay attention!

Five:

changes!


BABY or PREGNANCY

Newness or creation in your life, a new aspect of self is being formed and coming into being!... DreamPedia

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ACORNS

To dream of acorns, and that you eat one, denotes you will rise gradually to riches and honour. If you do not eat, and throw one on the ground, you will quickly get rich, but another will enjoy your property.


ADULTERY

To dream that you have committed it shows great contentions and debates; but to dream you have resisted the temptation, shows victories over your enemies.


ADVERSARIES

To dream you meet with an adversary, denotes that you will overcome some obstacle to your happiness—if you are a lover, you will conqu er some powerful rival, and be happy.


ASSES

To dream you ride an ass, that bears your blows, and the more you beat, the slower his pace, denotes that you will be married to a virtuous industrious wife, but your passion will ruin her. If the ass mends his pace under your blows, and throws you she will prove incontinent.


ALIAR

To dream you are at the altar, and receive the holy sacrament. is a very unfavourable omen, and denotes many heavy and severe afflictions.


AIR

To dream that you see it cloudy, and afterwards clear and serene, denotes one part of your lifetime will prove unhappy, the latter part the reverse.


ANGLING

To dream you are angling, betokens loose desires in the m ale; such as seeking opportunities of inveigling some innocent female.


ANGER

To dream that you are in a passion and angry with any one, denotes you have many enemies ! if you are in love, be sure that some rival is slandering you to your sweetheart. If you dream you see another in a passion with you; it is more favourable, if you are in love, your sweetheart will fall sick, and you will experience some weighty loss.


ANGELS

To dream you see angels, is a sure sign that some one is near you—if a woman with child dreams of them, she will have a good time, perhaps twins.


APPLES

To dream of seeing apples, and they eat sweet and ripe, is a sure sign of prosperity, especially to virgins; if they should eat sour, it signifies much sorrow and unhappiness.


APPAREL

To dream that your apparel is proper and suited to the season of the year, denotes prosperity and happiness. To dream you are dressed in new clothes, is a favourable sign, and portends honour and succsss in your undertakings.


APPARITION

So dream you see a ghost, is very unfortunate: If it is of a comely aspect, and dressed in white, it shews deceit and temptation to sin; if you are in love, it is a sign of your not being beloved in turn, and that you are in the habits of friendship with one who is your most inveterate enemy.


ARMS

To dream that your arms are withered and decayed, shows that the person will decline in health or fortune; if they appear to be more plump and grow strong, you will meet with unexpected prosperity; if your arms are broken, you will lose some dear friend by removing to a great distance, if your right arm is cut off, you will loose a near male relation, if the left, a female.


AUTHORITY

It is good always for a rich man to think or dream he is in authority.


BACON

To dream of bacon, denotes the death of some friend or relation, and that enemies will endeavour to do you a mischief; in love, it denotes disappointment and discontent.


BARLEY - BEEAD

To dream of eating barley-bread, betokens health and great comfort to the dreamer.


BOAT

To dream you are in a boat on clear water, is very good, and indicates joy and prosperity.


BULLOCK

To dream a bullock pursues you, beware of some powerful enemy, particular if the dreamer is a female: It a cow, a female is an enemy.


BATHING

To dream you bathe, and the water seems clear, you are sure to prosper, everything will be well with you; but if the sorw. water appears muddy, you will be apt to meet with shame and sorrow.


BED

To dream that you are in bed, implies that he or she will be married at the end of the month.


BREAD

To dream you see a great quantity of loaves, denotes success in life. To dream that you are eating good bread, denotes many friends.


BEES

To dream they sting you, denotes loss of good character, and if you are in love, of your sweetheart.


BALL

To dream of dancing at a ball denotes that you will be addressed by a lover; the prospect will be a momentary pleasure he will become your husband to a certainty


BURIED

To dream yourself or friend is buried, fortells a serious fit of illness.


CHURCH

To dream that you are in church, and that the parson and pulpit are in white, and that he preaches a sermon to your taste, you will soon be married. If the parson is in black, and the congregation sing a hymn, it denotes grief.


CATS

If a man dreams of a cat, and he caress her, and she scratches him, his sweetheart is a spiteful termagant. If a female dreams of a cat that acts similarly, she may rest assured that she has a rival.


CLOCK

If you dream the clock falls or breaks, it denotes danger, especially to the sick. It is always better to dream of counting the hours of the forenoon than the afternoon.


CHEESE

To dream you eat cheese denotes profit.


CAKE

To dream that you make a cake signifies joy and prosperity.


COALS

To dream of clear burning coals, denotes prosperity, especially in love; coals in their natural state indicate trouble and discontent; extinguished coals, announce the fall of fortune, or the death of some near friend.


CLIMBING

To dream you are climbing a tree, and gain the top, you will rise to preferment, or your love will succeed; or if you dream you climb a very steep hill, foretells many difficulties in life.


CANDLE

To dream a candle burns bright and clear denotes a pleasing letter from your sweetheart; but if the candle’s blaze gets cull, you will be disappointed.


CROWNS

To dream of crowns denotes riches and honour.


CARDS

To dream you are playing at cards, it denotes that you will soon be in love. If you hold a great many court cards, if you are single, you will soon be married and happy.


CORN

To dream you are gathering ripe corn, promises you success in your enterprise, but if it is blighted or mildewed, you will be a great loser.


CARROTS

To dream of them denotes prosperity in life; if you have children they will all thrive, if you are in love your suit will be successful.


DAIRY

To dream you are in a dairy, skimming the cream off the milk, and that your sweetheart partakes of the cream, denotes him inclined to luxury. But if he drinks the milk, it is a sign of frugality.


DARKNESS

To think yourself in the dark, is a token of affliction, and loss in trade; to get out of darkness, into sudden light, is a sign of rising to eminence, or of escaping out of prison.


DEATH

To dream of death, denotes happiness and long life. To see him sink into the ground, is a certain death. The married to dream of death, implies a loss or second union.


D OGS

If they fawn and fondle upon you, it is a lucky omen: if they are barking and snarling at you, then depend that enemies are secretly endeavouring to destroy your reputation; if you are in love be careful of your present sweetheart.


DEVIL

To dream of the devil denotes many troubles. If he appears in fire immediate misfortunes will befall yau. A widow to dream of the devil, after she has buried a bad husband, is sure to have another—so widows, beware.


DANCING

To dream you are dancing at a ball, or entertainment, fortells you will shortly receive some joyful news from a long absent friend : to the sailor, a pleasant and successful voyage, increase of children to married persons; and to those in trade, much business, and happy in marriage.


DROWNING

To dream you are drowning, or see another so situated, is good to the dreamer, and denotes that he will be preserved through many strange difficulties.


DEBT

To dream you are in debt, and pursued by bailiffs, indicates that you will fall into some unexpected difficulties, or great danger.


ELEPHANT

To dream of an elephant, is a very fortunate dream it denotes an acquirement of riches, and happy wedlock.


EAGLES

To dream you see an eagle or a hawk perched, and they suffer you to caress them, you will be married to a military man, either a officer, serjeant, or private.


EATING

To dream you see others eating, is a bad omen. But if you dream you are asked to eat, and partake of those things you like best, some relief, perhaps will follow.


EGGS

To dream of eggs, is honourable. whatever you are then about will succeed. To dream of broken eggs, if married, you will have no children. But to dream of eating them, you will have many.


EVIL SPIRITS

If you see evil spirits in your dream, it is a sign of sickness, if you seem to exercise them, and they vanish, you will get over your difficulties.


EARTHQUAKE

To dream of an earthquake, warns y ou to be cautious and careful. If you see houses tumble, your friend s will feel a shock, public confidence is lost, or some dire calamity will defall them.


FLIES

To dream of flies or other vermin, denotes enemies of all sorts. To dream of killing them is a very good omen.


FOX

To dream of a fox is the forerunner of much difficulties, beware of some designing adversaries.


FALL

To dream you fall into the mire, and you are covered with filth, if a servant, you will lose your character through pilfering; if the dirt gets into your eyes, you will experience confinement, most likely be imprisoned; if you see clouds rapidly moving beware of transportation. To run and fall, then rise, and run again, is a sign that you have a litigious temper that will ruin you. But to dream you run without interruption, is a sign of indifference, and that you will accomplish your design.


FIRE

To dream of fire, denotes happiness, health and marriage, and many children. To dream you see burning lights descending, as it were from heaven, is a very bad sign; it portends Some dreadful accident to the dreamer, such as being hanged, loosing your head, having your brains dashed out, breaking a leg, or other strange accidents—to the lover, it also denotes the loss of the affections of your sweetheart.—to the tradesman, bad success in business. To dream that you are burnt by fire, denotes great danger, and that enemies will injure you, to the sailor, storm and ship wreck.


FORTUNE

To dream you make a sudden fort une, is a very bad omen.


FIELDS

If in your dream you are crossing newly ploughed fields, promises some unexpected misfortune from a person who has no children, if the fields are covered with corn, it denotes having children.


FINGER

If you cut your finger and the blood runs, you will get money where you least expect it; if you do not see any blood you will have a quarrel or law suit for money which you paid before.


GIFTS

To dream you have any thing given to you is a sign that some good is about to happen to you; it also denotes that speedy marriage will take place between you and your sweetheart.


GEESE

To dream of geese is the forerunner of good, they denote success and riches, also faithful sweethearts.


GARDEN

If you are walking in a beautiful garden, you will soon be advanced in fortune, if you are gathering the fruits of it, you will be happy in marriage, and have many children.


GALLOWS

To dream of the gallows, is a most fortunate omen, it shows that the dreamer will become rich, and arrive at great honours.


GRAVE

To dream you see a grave, fortells sickness and disappointment, if you are in love, depend you will marry your present sweetheart.


GIANTS

To dream of seeing giants is ominous of good if you are in trade, you will have a great increase of business.


HAIL

Dreaming o f hail, denotes grief and much sorrow.


HATRED

To dream o f being hated, by friends or enemies, is an ill omen.


HILLS

T o dream of travelling over steep hills, shows that you will encounter many difficulties. and enter upon some arduous undertakings; if you descend the hill easily, you will get the better of all your difficulties.


HOUSE

To dream of building a house is a very favourable omen; if you are in trade it denotes success, in love, that your sweetheart is good tempered and faithful, and will make you very happy.


H UNTING

To dream that you are hunting a fox, and that he is killed, shows much trouble through the pretensions of false friends, but that you will discover them, and overcome all their machinations.


INFANTS

To dream of infants shows trouble, and in health, except you see them playing, you may then expect to receive great satisfaction from a distant part.


ICE

Dreaming of ice is a very favourable omen; to the lover it shows your sweetheart is of an amiable temper, and faithful; to the tradesman, it denotes success and riches, to the farmer a plentiful harvest.


IRON

For one to dream he hurt with iron, shows he will receive damage.


KEYS

To dream of keys is favourable, to a person in trade and to a sailor—they denote some gift, and that the dreamer will become rich.


KNIFE

To dream you give a knife, indicates you will have much contention; to give one to your intended, shows he will loose her; she will cut your acquaintance.


LETTER

If you receive a letter in your dream, it betokens a legacy or presents; if you send a letter, you will shortly relieve a person who is in distress.


LADDER

To dream you climb a ladder, denotes a happy marriage with the object of your affections, and that you will become by industry, rich, and settle your children happily.


LINEN

To dream you are dressed in clean linen, denotes that you will shortly receive some glad tidings— if it is dirty, then poverty, a prison and disappointment in love, with the loss of something valuable


LION

To dream of seeing a lion, denotes that you will appear before your betters, accumulate riches, and marry a woman of great spirit.


MEAT

To dream you are buying meat, signifies that friends will step forward, and be of great assistance to you, and that you will overcome difficulties, and acquire great riches


MONEY

To dream of paying money denotes success in you afairs, the birth of a child, or the gain of a law suit; if received, you will thrive.


MOTHER

To dream of seeing your mother, is a certain paognostic of some agreeable adventure being about to happen to you, and that you will hear from a friend at a distance.


NUSIC

To dream you hear delicious music, is a very favourable omen; it denotes joyful news from a long absent friend.


MOON

To dream of the moon is a very favourable omen, it denotes sudden and unexpected joy, great success in love, and that the dreamer is tenderly beloved. To dream of seeing the new moon is good for tradsmen, farmers, and lovers; it is the forerunner of success snd happiness. To handsome women it is a good sign to see a full moon, but not to ugly ones.


M ONKIES

To dream of monkies is ominous ef evil, they announce deceit in love, unfaithfulness in the married state, undutiful children, malibious enemies, and an attack by thieves.


NAKEDNESS

To dream of nakedness, denotes scandal of character, to dream you see a naked woman is lucky; it fortels that some unexpected honours await you.


NIGHTMARE

To dream of being ridden by the nightmare, is a sign of sudden marriage, or to be domineered over by a fool.


OYSTERS

To dream of eating oysters, indicates a coming of much w an t; to open oysters shews we stand in need of assiduity in our business.


ORANGES

To dream you are eating oranges, implies grief and wounds.


OXEN

To dream of seeing fair and white cattle, shows virtuous inclination; to see fat or lean oxen, signifies present gain or mis­fortune.


ORCHARD

To dream you are in an orchard, denotes that you will become rich by the inheritance of a good legacy— that you will marry much to your advantage.


OAK

To dream of seeing the stately oak, is a sign of long life riches, and great gain.


PAPER

To dream you write on paper, signifies an accusation will be made against you.


PICTURES

To dream you are looking at any beautiful pictures, denotes that you will be allured by false appearances into some very disagreeable situation; if you are mrrried, be sure your partn e r deceives you, and prefers another; and that the person who estranged her affections is your most intimate friend.


PIT

To dream of falling into a deep pit, shows that some very heavy misfortune is about to attend you—that your sweetheart is false and prefers another—to a sailor, it forbodes some sad disaster at the next port you touch a t.


PLAYS

Dreaming of seeing a comedy, or farce, indicates sucmuch god, cess in business; to dream of acting in a play, seldom indicates much good.


PURSE

To dream of loosing a purse, signifies good, if it be full; but bad. if it be emty. To dream of finding a purse, is a very favourable omen.


QUARRELLING

To dream you are quarrelling denotes that some unexpected news will reach you. and that your sweetheart is about to marry another.


RAIN

To dream of being in a shower of rain, denotes great success in your undertakings, it is particularly favourable to lovers it denotes costancy, affection and a sweet temper.


RIVER

To dream of seeing river water clear, indicates good but to dream of swimning in the sea signifies great peril and danger.


RATS

To dream of rats, is a sign of many enemies and that you are exposed to many dangers from pretended friends.


READING

To dream you are reading scientific books shows approaching wisdom.


SHEEP

To dream you see a flock of sheep feeding, denotes success in life.


SNOW

To dream you see the ground all covered with snow, is a favourable dream; to a young man; shows he will marry a virgin and have children.x


SHOES

To dream you have a new pair denotes triumph over enemies


SWIMMING

To dream you are swimming with your head under water shows that you will experience some great trouble, and hear some very unpleasant news from a person you thought dear. To dream you are swimming with your head above the water denotes great success in your undertakings, whether they be love, sea farming.


TEETH

To dream you loose your teeth denotes the loss of some friend by death; and that troubles and misfortunes are about to attend you.


TAVERN

To dream you are in a tavern, feasting with friends, signifies joy and comfort


TREASURE

To dream you find a treasure, shows you will be betrayed by your bosom friends.


THIEVES

To dream you fall into the hands of thieves, shows loss and trouble.


THUNDER

Dreamimg of thunder signifies affliction to the rich; but to the poor repose.


TREES

To dream you are cutting down trees, forbodes heavy losses in business; to climb them, denotes advancement in dignity.


VAULTS

To dream o f being in hollow vaults, deep cellars, or at the bottom of coal-pits, signifies that you will match with a widow.


VINEGAR

To dream you drink vinegar, indicates sickness.


VICTUALS

To dream of eating victuals, signifies loss of money V ERMIM. To dream of being covered with vermin, such as lice, betokens long sickness, if the lice remain; bnt if you cast them off yon will be delivered of troubles.


WALKING

To dream you are walking in a dirty muddy place, fortels sickness and vexation; to a lover, it denotes his sweetheart to be bad tempered and unfaithful; to the tradesman, it fortels dishonest servants and loss of goods by fire.


WHEAT

To dream you see or are walking in a field of wheat, denotes great prosperity and riches—in love, a completion of your most sanguine, wishes, and fortels much happiness, with fine children when you marry.


WOLF

To dream of a wolf, signifies an avaricious, cruel, and despotic person; if you dream you conquer a wolf, you will conquer a designing enemy, who has long endeavoured to prey on you—to dream you are bitten by one, shows you will receive some injury from a pretended friend.


WOOD

To dream you are cutting or chopping of wood, shows that you will be happy in your family, and become rich and respectable in life.


WEDDINGS

For a man while sick, to dream of wedding a maid, denotes death; if to a deformed woman, it signifies discontent; to a handsome person much joy.


WINE

To dream of drinking wine with absent friend, signifies a speedy meeting; but to be drinking it by yourself, indicates you will became a great drunkard; and if you do, you may depend on it, it will speedily prove your ruin.


WAR

To dream of war, denotes trouble and danger to all.


WATER

To dream you are drinking water, denotes great trouble and adversity in trade, loss of business and arrest.


WASPS

To dream you are stung by wasps, signifies vexation and trouble by envious persons.


WATER - MILL

To dream of being at one is a favorable omen.


WOOL

To dream you are buying or selling of wool, denoted prosperity and great affluence, by means of industry and trade; to the lover it is a favorable omen; your sweetheart is thereby shown to be of an amiable disposition, very constant, and deeply in love with you.


WIFE

A man to dream that h e sees his wife married to another, it betokeus some change of affairs.


WINDS

To dream of high winds, storms and showers of rain, shows you will be crossed in love.


YELLOW

To dream of yellow colour, denotes to the married women, great trouble from a female friend, and the loss of her husband’s affections. To the lover it signifies he will marry a virgin, who will give herself up to the first man she likes.


YOUNG

To dream you are young, fortels peace, delight, and fruition of your desire.


YOKE

To dream of having to bear the yoke, denotes danger, if it be a woman, she will be ready and willing to obey her husband, and careful to govern her family.


YEW TREE

An indication of the funeral of a very aged person, by whose death the dreamer will derive some benefit, or a protecting hand among the relations of the deceased person.


ZONE

When you dream of zones, fortels much trouble and vexation; to the tradesman, imprisonment, and loss of goods; to the lover, unfaithfulness in his sweetheart, and disappointments in his undertakings.


... Goode's Universal Dream Book

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Partial excerpt from “Dream Language” by Jim & Michal Ann Goll Various ministries and organizations have logged literally thousands of dreams and therefore have been able to decipher the most common dreams that people have.

The following is not a comprehensive list and they are not listed in any particular order, but they are 20 of the most common dreams that people experience.


Dreams of Your House

This one would easily rank in the top five most common dreams. The house normally represents your life, and the circumstances taking place in the house reflect the specific activities in your life. These dreams may also reflect the church as well.

Individual rooms of the house may represent specific things. For instance, if the bedroom appears, the dream may have something to do with issues of intimacy.

The bathroom may represent a need for cleansing. The family room may be a clue that God wants to work on family relationships and so on.


Dreams of Going to School

These dreams often center on taking of tests. The tests may be for the purpose of promotion. Or you might find yourself searching for your next class-an indication that guidance is needed or a graduation has just occurred. You might be repeating a class you took before, possibly meaning that you have an opportunity to learn from past failures. High School dreams may be a sign that you are enrolled in the School of the Holy Spirit (H.S. = High School = Holy Spirit). There are limitless possibilities.

These are just a few examples. Interesting enough, the Teacher is always silent when giving a test!


Dreams of Various Vehicles

These may indicate the calling you have on your life, the vehicle of purpose that will carry you from one point to another. Cars, planes, buses, etc., may be symbols of the type or even the size of the ministry you are or will be engaged in. That’s why there are different kinds of vehicles. Note the color of the vehicle. If it is a car, what is the make and model? Observe who is driving it. Are you driving or is someone else driving? If someone else is driving, who is it? Do you know the person? Is it a person from your past? If the driver is faceless, this may refer to a person who will appear sometime in your future or that the Holy Spirit Himself is your driving guide.


Dreams Concerning Storms

Storm dreams tend to be intercessory, spiritual warfare-type dreams. They are particularly common for people who have a calling or gift in the area of discerning of spirits. These dreams often hint of things that are on the horizon –both dark, negative storms of demonic attack for the purpose of prayer, intercession, and spiritual warfare, as well as showers of blessing that are imminent. What kind of storm is it? Are there tornadoes involved? What color are they. Tornadoes can indicate change that is coming good or bad. Also tornadoes can indicate great destruction.


Dreams of Flying or Soaring

Flying dreams deal with your spiritual capacity to rise above problems and difficulties and to soar into the heavenlies. These are some of the most inspirational and encouraging in tone of all dreams. When awakening from a dram where you fly or soar, you often wake up feeling exhilarated –even inebriated- in the Spirit.

Ascending-type dreams are more unusual yet edifying. Remember, we are seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers.


Dreams of Being Naked or Exposed

These dreams indicate that you will be or are becoming transparent and vulnerable.

Depending on your particular situation, this may be exhilarating or fearful and could reveal feelings of shame. Note: these dreams are not meant to produce embarrassment but rather draw you into greater intimacy with the Lord and indicate places where greater transparency is required. These types of dreams often appear during times of transition where you are being dismantled in order to be re-mantled.


Dreams of Condition of Your Teeth

Often, these dreams reveal the need for wisdom. Are your teeth loose, rotten, falling out, or are they bright and shiny? Do you have a good bite? Are you able to chew your cud? Teeth represent wisdom, and often teeth appear to loose in a dream.

What does that mean? It may mean that you need a wisdom application for something you are about to bit off. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.


Dreams of Past Relationships

This kind of dream may indicate that you are being tempted to fall back into old patterns and ways of thinking. Depending upon who the person is in the dream, and what this person represents to you, these dreams might also be an indication of your need to renew your former desires and godly passions for good things in life.

Seeing a person from your past does not usually mean that you will literally renew your old relationship with that individual. Look more for what that person represents in your life – for good or bad. A person who was bad in your life may represent God’s warning to you not to relapse into old habits and mind-sets that were not profitable. On the other hand, a person who was good in your life may represent God’s desire or intention to restore good times that you thought were gone.


Dreams of Dying

These dreams are not normally about the person seen in the dream in a literal sense, but are symbolic about something that is passing away or departing from your life. The type of death may be important to note. Watch, though, to see if resurrection is on the other side.


Dreams of Birth

Normally these dreams are not about an actual childbirth but rather about new seasons of purpose and destiny coming forth into your life. If a name is given to the child, pay close attention because that usually indicates that a new season in the purposes of God is being birthed. There are, of course, exceptions to this where an actual pregnancy and birth is going to take place.


Dreams of Taking a Shower

These are cleansing-type dreams (toilets, showers, bathtubs, etc) revealing things that are in the process of being flushed out of your life, cleansed and flushed away. These are good dreams by the way. Enjoy the showers of God’s love and mercy and get cleansed from the dirt of the world and its ways. Apply the blood of Jesus and get ready for a new day!


Dreams of Falling

These dreams may reveal a fear you have of losing control of some area of your life or, on the positive side, that you are actually becoming free of directing your own life.

What a substance you fall into in the dream is a major key to proper understanding. The outstanding primary emotions in these dreams will indicate which way to interpret them. Falling can be fearful, but it can also represent falling into the ocean of God’s love.


Dreams of Chasing and Being Chased

Chasing dreams often reveal enemies that are at work, coming against your life and purpose. On the opposite side, they may indicate the passionate pursuit of God in your life, and you towards Him. Are you being chased? By whom? What emotions do you feel? Are you afraid of being caught? Or maybe you are the one doing the chasing. Who are you chasing? Why? Again, what emotions do you feel during the chase? The answers to these questions and, particularly, the dominant emotions in the dream, will often help determine the direction of its interpretation. Often the Lord appears in various forms, motioning to us, saying, “Catch Me if you can!”


Dreams of Relatives, Alive and Dead

Most likely, these dreams indicate generational issues at work in your life –both blessings and curses. You will need discernment as to whether to accept the blessing or cut off the darkness. This is particularly true if grandparents appear in your dreams, as they will typically indicate generational issues.


Dreams Called Nightmares

Nightmares tend to be more frequent with children and new believers in Christ, just as calling dreams do. They may reveal generational enemies at work that need to be cut off. Stand against the enemies of fear. Call forth the opposite presence of the amazing love of God, which casts out fear, the fear has torment!


Dreams of Snakes

The snake dream is probably one of the most common of all the categories of animal dreams. These dreams reveal the serpent – the devil with his demonic hosts- at work through accusation, lying, attacks, etc. Other common dreams of this nature include dreams of spiders, bears, and even alligators. Spiders and bears are two other major animals that appear in dreams that show fear. The spider in particular, releasing its deadly poison, is often a symbol of witchcraft and the occult.


Dreams of Dogs and Cats

After snakes, the most common animal to appear in dreams is the dog. A dog in your dream usually indicates friendship, loyalty, protection, and good feelings. On the other hand, dog dreams may also reveal the dark side, including growling, attacking, biting, ect. Sometimes these dreams reveal a friend who is about to betray you.


Dreams of Going Through Doors

These dreams generally reveal change that is coming. New ways, new opportunities, and new advancements are on the way. Similar to dreams of doors are dreams including elevators or escalators, which indicate that you are rising higher into your purpose and your calling.


Dreams of Clocks and Watches

Clocks or watches in a dream reveal what time it is in your life, or the need for a wake-up call in the Body of Christ or in a nation. It is time to be alert and watchful.


These dreams may indicate a Scripture verse as well, giving a deeper message. Are you a watchman on the walls? If so, what watch are you on?


Dreams with Scripture Verses

Sometimes you may have a dream in which Bible passages appear, indicating a message from God. This phenomenon may occur in a number of ways: verbal quotes where you are actually hear a voice quoting a passage, digital clock-type readouts, and dramatizations of a scene from a Bible, just to name a few. Quite often these are watchmen-type dreams, dreams of instructions filled with ways of wisdom.... DreamPedia

DreamPedia

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

Animals


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

Babies


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

Lost


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

Naked


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

Trapped


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

Buildings and Houses


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

Clothing


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

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

Cry


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

Death


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

Demons


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

Dogs


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

Drowning


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

Falling


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

Fire


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

Flying


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

Food


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

Chased


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

Horses


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

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

Jumping


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

Kiss - Kissing


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

Money


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

Paralysis


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

Pregnancy / Pregnant


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

Prison


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

Sexuality - Sex


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

Snakes


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

Spiders


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

Teeth


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

Vehicle - Vehicles


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

Walking or Running


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

Water


It is a mirror of your subconscious mind.

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

... DreamPedia

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of plenty is always a good sign, and indicates success in your plans. ... Mystic Dream Book

Encyclopedia of Dreams

An abyss can always be considered an obstacle.

If you can manage to keep from falling into one in your dreams, though it may look like you will, you will overcome your current problem. However, falling into the abyss, is a stern warning that you should be very careful, as there may be danger present in your business dealings.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Whether we have chosen to develop it or not, there is an inner mentoring process which goes on in the background of our lives. Self-justification is not always possible on a conscious level, but dreams give us the opportunity to sort out our fears and doubts about our own moral conduct.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If the dreamer is performing, he/she feels as if a test of his/her abilities is being conducted.

2. If one gets the feeling of always being an acrobat, then one is feeling that his/her life is an act.

3. It is alright to take a risk on a project.

4. One must bring balance into one’s life or risk falling.

5. One is insecure about taking a certain step. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The desire for, or fear of, risky endeavors. It is the image of modern man’s fight for survival.

The dreamer is looking for validation, Applause.

According to Freud, this dream image appears to those who, as children, have witnessed sexual inter- course among adults. Even if it does not necessarily always address a question of sexuality, it clearly refers to the body and physicality. How are you treating your own body.7 How agile do you feel. This image can appear when you are not physically active enough.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Taking on something foreign—giving aid. Longing for the “child within.” Here you should always ask what is missing that would make you happy. What would you like to take on?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you commit adultery, foretells that you will be arrainged{sic} for some illegal action.

If a woman has this dream, she will fail to hold her husband’s affections, letting her temper and spite overwhelm her at the least provocation.

If it is with her husband’s friend, she will be unjustly ignored by her husband. Her rights will be cruelly trampled upon by him.

If she thinks she is enticing a youth into this act, she will be in danger of desertion and divorced for her open intriguing.

For a young woman this implies abasement and low desires, in which she will find strange adventures afford her pleasure. It is always good to dream that you have successfully resisted any temptation.

To yield, is bad.

If a man chooses low ideals, vampirish influences will swarm around him ready to help him in his nefarious designs. Such dreams may only be the result of depraved elementary influences.

If a man chooses high ideals, he will be illuminated by the deific principle within him, and will be exempt from lascivious dreams.

The man who denies the existence and power of evil spirits has no arcana or occult knowledge. Did not the black magicians of Pharaoh’s time, and Simon Magnus, the Sorcerer, rival the men of God? The dreamer of amorous sweets is warned to beware of scandal. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

Business or social advancement is a dream that may be expected to come true, although the need for a continued effort will always be present.... The Complete Dream Book

Mystic Dream Book

A dream of contrary meaning. It is always a good sign if you dream of an opponent or some business or professional rival. It indicates difficulties in the immediate future, but you will overcome these if you are in earnest.... Mystic Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

The advice that you give to someone in a dream is always intended for yourself. Consider the advice, and take your own medicine.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of affluence represents that you are going with the flow, which always leads to gold. You are in the flow of the riches of the universe. See Abundance.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Happiness and satisfaction have been reached. On one hand, you are fascinated by age, because it implies maturity, experience, and the ability to judge. On the other hand, it represents fear of getting old. Are you afraid of being less attractive? It is the archetype of wisdom.

The question here is: What is really important in your life and where do you want to go from here? How do you see yourself? In practical terms, this is mostly a question of taking life and its problems and fears more calmly.

The old man / old woman is and always has been the symbol of the teacher. Often, it also represents the grandfather or grandmother of the dreamer or even the dreamer him / herself. This image may also express a desire for greater peacefulness. Standing at the outside of society looking in, like the Alchemist. Gaining freedom since one has nothing to lose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Mystic Dream Book

It is always a fortunate omen when you dream of old people, either men or women.

The more of them you see, the more fortunate your dream.

If they are in rags, it indicates difficulties, but if you tackle your problems boldly, you will pull through.... Mystic Dream Book

Mystic Dream Book

This dream is always held to be a warning of some flaw in your plans, some oversight that will upset your calculations and hopes.

If you do not actually sign the agreement, but only read it, you will get through all right. ... Mystic Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Separation.Viewing an Aisle tells of an upcoming discrepancy between two people or groups you are involved in. Standing to one side of an aisle shows you are one side of an issue. Note: Gypsies always stick to the same side of an aisle when attending a function where an aisle is present. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A division; a parting.

To dream of the aisle of a church often indicates a coming disagreement between two factions of a family. Gypsy families will always ensure that they are all together on one side of a church aisle, rather than some on one side and some on the other.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dreaming of drinking beer, wine, etc., in moderation, under happy circumstances - with friends, at a party, etc. - indicates that success lies ahead. However, in any dream of alcohol, there is always the underlying warning that excesses can lead to trouble.

If you dream of being drunk, then in some way you are at a disadvantage. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge where this disadvantage lies.

If in the dream, you are sober but someone else is drunk, that person, or someone like him or her, could cause trouble for you.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Alligators most always symbolize a problem! To kill or conquer one means you have overcome a problem.

To be surrounded by one means you have to choose one bad thing to get out of a lot of bad things. (any way you run you will encounter at least one).

To be eaten or killed by an alligator means the problem that is haunting you is likely to do you harm if not cured.

To have a pet alligator symbolizes great control over one’s problems.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of eating, future enjoyment, traveling in distant lands.

If the almonds be bitter the journey will be unhappy.

The almond has always been a sacred symbol throughout the orient. Bayley traces the name to al monde, meaning Lord of the World, sole protecting Lord.... The Fabric of Dream

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Losing something of oneself. Always restricted and needs are ignored (see Abortion, Funeral, Divorce, and Death). Expression of fear of loss and an invitation to discard nonessentials. Important: Which limb is being amputated?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a hand or leg being amputated always indicates emotional loss in the near future. Undergoing an amputation means separation from a loved one. Amputation of a hand means your actions are restricted; or that you are not “sharing” enough with others. Amputation of a leg: you can’t (or should) stop running away, you’re heading in the wrong direction. Men dreaming about amputation means fear of “castration,” or fear of impotence.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about amputation means that your life has been torn apart and your peace of mind is under attack.

The part being amputated usually refers to parts of ourselves that haven’t been functioning properly. See Arm, Leg, Left, Right.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The angel is a temporary personification of divine revelation.

Vision: In the dream of a woman, the angel represents a strong desire for harmony, emotional connection, and guidance. Seeing an angel: good luck and shows your strength of character. I lelp “from above” or escape is in sight. Seeing oneself as the angel: you will receive love and friendship. Being surrounded by angels: you will find inner peace and satisfaction.

Depth Psychology: A dream about angels always means that you are reexamining your present attitudes.

The angel, as a messenger, can lead you to new insights and be helpful in finding a new way.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an angel represent that assistance is yours for the asking. You are tapping into your own healing abilities, your higher guidance and the realization that you are loved, adored, and always being guided. You are seeing things from an elevated, mature and wise vantage point. See Miracle and Prophetic Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Pay attention to the other symbols in the dream.

A dream of an angel almost always implies that the dream contains an important message that could have a major impact on your life.

There are many different kinds of angels. Dreaming of a strong, commanding, six-winged seraph is a powerful sign that any difficulties occurring in your life will be overcome by your own strength and determination.

A smaller, gentler cherub is a bringer of God’s knowledge and wisdom, so dreaming of a cherub (not to be confused with a putto) hints at insights and revelations that are basically spiritual in nature but can be used to enrich your earthly life as well. Putti, which are the winged babies commonly and incorrectly referred to as cherubs, imply happy times ahead. Dreaming of one of the archangels - Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel - means that you are or soon will be doing God’s work, and the usual type of angel pictured on Christmas cards implies divine protection.

A very positive symbol implying success, happiness, and rewarding friendships ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Little Giant Encyclopedia

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

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

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

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

The hurt young animal

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

Eating the animal

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

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

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

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

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

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

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

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

Bear

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

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

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

Bull

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

Slaying the bull

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

Cat

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

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

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

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

Composite animals

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

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

Half-animal, half-man

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

Cow

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

Deer/Reindeer

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

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

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

Dog

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

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

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

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

Fox

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

Frog

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

Goat

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

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

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

Hare

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

Hedgehog

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

Horse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hyena

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

Jackal

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

Jaguar

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

Leopard

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

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

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

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

Lynx

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

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

Mare

see Horse

Mole

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

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

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

Mouse

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

Otter

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

Ox

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

Parts of animals

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

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

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

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

Prehistoric animals

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

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

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

Ram

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

Rat

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

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

Reptiles

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

Seal

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

Serpent

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

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

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

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

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

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

A snake twined around the body or limb

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger

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

Toad

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

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

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

Unicorn

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

Vermin

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

Vertebrates

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

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

Whale

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

Weasel

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

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

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

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

Wolf

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

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

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

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

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

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

Dreamers Dictionary

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

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

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

Dog: extremely repressed sexual urges. See Dog.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way. In shamanism, one of the most ancient belief systems, animals are an intrinsic part of the shaman’s (wise man or priest) journey into other realms. They are protective as well as being teachers. Godlike, talking, awe-inspiring or wise animals, or those with human characteristics: animal wisdom is simple and uncomplicated and, therefore, is innocent. In dreams and myths we personalize this quality. 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Antlers in dreams may always be considered to represent virility and sexual prowess, whether in a man’s or woman’s dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Experiencing much anxiety in your dream state may be related to your current difficulties and everyday life. Gaps may exist between the way things are and the way you would like them to be. Older interpretation books suggest that when you dream about anxiety, the contrary is true and that your worries will be lessened. However, always keep the compensatory nature of dreams in mind.

If you are not feeling anxiety during the day, it could be that you are ignoring it and that it will appear in your dream. Therefore, look at the details of your dream and attempt to identify the anxiety-provoking situations in your daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Be patient, good is on the way. Experiencing much anxiety in your dream state may be related to your current difficulties and everyday life. Gaps may exist between the way things are and the way you would like them to be. Older interpretation books suggest that when you dream about anxiety, the contrary is true and that your worries will be lessened. However, always keep the compensatory nature of dreams in mind.

If you are not feeling anxiety during the day, it could be that you are ignoring it and that it will appear in your dream. Therefore, look at the details of your dream and attempt to identify the anxiety-provoking situations in your daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

This dream always has something to say about our relationships, the relationship that we have with ourselves and/or with others. Apologies are associated with forgiveness and honesty. Thus, consider the details of your dream and consider whether an apology is necessary in order for you to move forward in a particular relationship or with an area of your personal life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

This dream always has something to say about our relationships, the relationship that we have with ourselves and/or with others. Apologies are associated with forgiveness and honesty. Thus, consider the details of your dream and consider whether an apology is necessary in order for you to move forward in a particular relationship or with an area of your personal life. Also, another chance could be available to making a relationship workable. Forgive, but do not accept abuse. Be forgiven, but do not dish out abuse. Repattern before you are faced with reliving it over in the same way again. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreams of apparel, denote that enterprises will be successes or failures, as the apparel seems to be whole and clean, or soiled and threadbare.

To see fine apparel, but out of date, foretells that you will have fortune, but you will scorn progressive ideas.

If you reject out-of-date apparel, you will outgrow present environments and enter into new relations, new enterprises and new loves, which will transform you into a different person.

To see yourself or others appareled in white, denotes eventful changes, and you will nearly always find the change bearing sadness.

To walk with a person wearing white, proclaims that person’s illness or distress, unless it be a young woman or child, then you will have pleasing surroundings for a season at least.

To see yourself, or others, dressed in black, portends quarrels, disappointments, and disagreeable companions; or, if it refers to business, the business will fall short of expectations.

To see yellow apparel, foretells approaching gaieties and financial progress. Seen as a flitting spectre, in an unnatural light, the reverse may be expected. You will be fortunate if you dream of yellow cloth.

To dream of blue apparel, signifies carrying forward to victory your aspirations, through energetic, insistent efforts. Friends will loyally support you.

To dream of crimson apparel, foretells that you will escape formidable enemies by a timely change in your expressed intention.

To see green apparel, is a hopeful sign of prosperity and happiness.

To see many colored apparel, foretells swift changes, and intermingling of good and bad influences in your future.

To dream of misfitting apparel, intimates crosses in your affections, and that you are likely to make a mistake in some enterprise.

To see old or young in appropriate apparel, denotes that you will undertake some engagement for which you will have no liking, and which will give rise to many cares.

For a woman to dream that she is displeased with her apparel, foretells that she will find many vexatious rivalries in her quest for social distinction.

To admire the apparel of others, denotes that she will have jealous fears of her friends.

To dream of the loss of any article of apparel, denotes disturbances in your business and love affairs.

For a young woman to dream of being attired in a guazy black costume, foretells she will undergo chastening sorrow and disappointment.

For a young woman to dream that she meets another attired in a crimson dress with a crepe mourning veil over her face, foretells she will be outrivaled by one she hardly considers her equal, and bitter disappointment will sour her against women generally.

The dreamer interpreting the dream of apparel should be careful to note whether the objects are looking natural.

If the faces are distorted and the light unearthly, though the colors are bright, beware; the miscarriage of some worthy plan will work you harm. There are few dreams in which the element of evil is wanting, as there are few enterprises in waking life from which the element of chance is obviated. See Clothes and Coat. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The apple—as far back as antiquity—is a symbol of fertility. #

Vision: Looking at many apples in a tree: you have many friends. Eating a red apple: love will enter your life soon.

If single, you will meet a new partner; if married, you will experience a renewal of your love life.

If the apple has worms: frustration or separation.

If it is full of worms: problems in your love relationship.

If the apple is rotten: trouble is on the horizon. Biting into a sour apple: for better or worse, you must deal with an unpleasant situation.

A golden apple: you are gaining self-knowledge. Giving a woman an apple: you will find a new female friend. Looking at an apple tree in bloom: business success. Looking at an apple tree just before harvest: chances for profit are good.

Depth Psychology: The apple, the biblical symbol of original sin, is always a symbol for love.

The state of the apple indicates the state of the dreamer’s love life. Since the apple always stands for sensual/worldly temptations, you might be thinking of giving in to them. See Fruit.... Dreamers Dictionary

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

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Incline; Mountain road; Steep incline) If one sees himself climbing a steep incline in a dream, it means toiling to succeed in both his material and spiritual life, or it could mean trying to gather the benefits of both worlds, though with great strain on him .

An ascent in a dream also could signify a difficult woman or a stern man who can only be handled with kindness, gentleness and love.

An ascent in a dream also represents one’s associate, or a business partner who cannot be trusted with one’s money or life.

An ascent in a dream also represents the road to salvation or the dangers one may have to cross and the deeds that can save him from hell-fire.

An ascent in a dream also could represent adversities, difficulties and dangers. Ascending a steep incline in a dream means danger and descending a steep hill means reaching safety.

An ascent in a dream also could represent a bridge, an underpass, a wife, a woman, or a scorpion. Walking through a steep incline in a dream also means rising in station because of one’s knowledge, politics, good conduct, fulfillment of one’s duties, his caring for others or wisdom. Falling through a steep hill in a dream means falling in rank, losing one’s prestige, losing one’s money, denying the truth, objecting to one’s religion or walking into darkness. Climbing in a dream always means attainment of one’s goals. Climbing flat on one’s back in a dream has negative connotations. Descendingfrom a steep hill, or from a ship, or coming down form a castle or a mountain in a dream also mean that one’s goal will not materialize. (Also see Ascending the skies; Climbing a mountain)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Money, wealth, image of what is owned. Since the attache case is always taken along, its loss may point to a loss of identity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Dreams

First of all, anytime you dream of being attacked always exercise extreme caution for the next several weeks as this is first and foremost a warning dream.

If the attacker in your dream is an animal, watch out for that type of an animal, but also notice how some people act like animals.

If you dream that you have attacked someone, that is also a warning that your ill mood or temper fits may cause you to harm another and bring chaos down on your head.

If you are attacked by someone you know you may have to withstand an attack on your character and defend your honor, so to speak.

If you are attacked by an animal be very careful of walking the dark streets or putting your self in the places where you could possibly be attacked by a mugger, etc..

If you dream that you repel your attacker then you will meet with success in your current endeavor, and if you kill an attacking animal then will your life be saved by a stranger.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Unusual, but always important, and should be taken seriously, using wisdom and discernment... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about an avalanche rushing down a mountain is a warning: you have set something negative in motion that is almost impossible to stop. Being buried by an avalanche: you are affected by an unhappy event.

Depth Psychology: The avalanche is always a warning about impending danger that can still be averted. See Glacier, Snow.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ability to assert oneself, desire for control, often carried too far, bad behavior.

The image of the axe also points to chopping wood and, with its rhythmical movement, carries a sexual connotation that implies aggression.

The meaning here could be crudeness, but it may also express the joy of sexual vitality. In addition, chopping wood always is connected to chopping trees, clearing the way to create farmland.

The soil is prepared for something new, is cultivated, which is a reference to the intellect, the power to divide, as in Sword. It could also be a reference to strength and usefulness or to something that is being chopped down. Here the question is: What are you being separated from? Or what is it that you must let go of?

In a famous dream of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon sees himself as a tree that is later chopped down and the tree stump left exposed to the weather and without protection. This depicts the King’s haughtiness and admonishes him to let go of his arrogance.

As with all tools, the axe, according to Freud, has a sexual meaning, which here is easy to see.

Folklore: Danger.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The axe may appear in dreams as a weapon as well as a tool and it usually means reckless action.

Vision: The axe is a sign of misfortune, usually a fight or a quarrel with people in your environment. You are not always the innocent bystander—particularly when you are the one using the axe. Splitting wood: a separation from your love partner is imminent. Picking up an axe: bad luck. Looking at a very sharp axe: terror and conflict.

Depth Psychology: The axe as a symbol of battle: quarrels or aggression are imminent: or you are not dealing adequately with your own Aggression or Anger. .An axe-dream is often a sign that your influence and authority is only a show and not based on the strength of your character. Working with an axe: you are successful at your job, but you have no consideration for colleagues or other people (you are the perpetrator).

If someone else is working with an axe: you are suffering because of the inconsiderate actions of another person and you need to defend yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

General: one s own feelings and urges at that level of development—such as possessiveness, joy, curiosity, innocent love, infant trauma; feelings of helplessness; vulnerability, lack of responsibility; being cared for. Also a new phase of life; a new idea; new activity—as when we say someone has a new baby, meaning a new project or business. When with a couple: the marriage—what is created in a relationship; the life process in us, based on reproduction. In a woman’s dream: desire for baby; responsibility of caring for baby; wor­ries about having healthy baby. In a man’s dream: desire for parenthood; weight of responsibility; fear of inability to pro­duce. In child’s dream: themselves at that age; feelings about a baby sibling.

Example: ‘I have my own baby who is lying in a cot in a bedroom looking very weak and pathetic with eyes closed. I know that he or she is getting weaker and weaker through lack of food and care. In fact the baby seems to be dying.

The feelings of guilt are terrible because I know it is my responsi­bility to do something to make it well. I keep saying to myself I must go and feed that baby—but I don’t. I just keep worry­ing and feeling guilty’ (JC). Because of circumstances we may not have been able to satisfy all our babyhood needs—we may have been weaned earlier than we wanted, our need for attention may have been unsatisfied—and these are shown as a baby in our dreams, as with JC. Dreams such as the above show how we sense the need of this pan of us to be cared for and nourished.

If some of these earliest needs are not met in some way, the development of our enthusiasm, our pleasure and ability to be involved and self-giving, may be cunailed.

Example: ‘I am 48, have two children in their late teens and definitely DO NOT want another baby. Nevertheless I have a recurring dream in which I am always in labour, expe­riencing no pain, and although there are nursing staff I am in some sort of laboratory, although everything is very pleasant. I never actually give birth and when I wake I always have a vague feeling of disappointment’ (VI). This dreamer’s con­scious decision to have no more children is in conflict with her biological urge for another baby.

Example: My mouth was full of what looked like liver. It was also coming out of my left ear. When I turned away from the mirror I saw medical people in caps and gowns who kept telling me to bear down. I then gave birth to a baby out of my mouth. I am an invalid and very sick at present’ (Mr MS). This man’s dream is about preparation for death.

The baby is the extraction of all that can live on after his present life is left behind in death. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Child.

A dream known to be good, good news, success, and advancement.

A wish is fulfilled, a childhood wish. Or, it may suggest that the dreamer is childish and immature, wanting to be taken care of. Often this image corresponds to a feeling of helplessness. This is also the symbol for a loved one (“my baby,” “sugar baby,” etc.).

If the baby is perceived as a threat, the dreamer might be afraid of an accidental pregnancy, as in Abortion. Also, it may suggest fear of letting go of one’s children.

In another context, longing for rebirth and a new beginning. Always ask yourself what you would do differently if you could start over again.

Folklore: A child in a dream always promises good luck and happiness, unless the baby is not feeling well, which means bad luck in love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Completely dependent upon the loved person for one s needs, physical, emotional and social. Great anger, jeal­ousy or pain if the loved one relates to anyone else. Wants to be always with the loved one. Will have sex, but the emo­tional bond and cuddling is more important. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Points to trouble. On the other hand, it might be a sign that you can make good connections and have someone you can rely on. Always remember that what appears to be bad luck in the beginning often turns out later to be good luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

It seems solid but, in reality, it is just full of air! Don’t be distracted by bright colors. Examine any personal or business offers you receive to make sure they are sound.

A hot air balloon, however, whether you are ascending in one or just watching one go up, is always indicative of financial gain.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I know I have killed somebody and their body is walled up in the cellar.

The strange thing is I haven’t a clue who this person is. Various people visit my home and I am terrified the body will be discovered. In one of these recurring dreams the police actually investigate the dis­appearance of “the person’’ and go into the cellar. When I wake from these dreams I always have the most terrible guilty feeling’ (Mrs P L). Usually the things we have hidden from awareness in our unconscious.

The example shows how Mrs L has killed or repressed a pan of herself. We might kill’ ambition, love, sexual drive, and push them into our uncon­scious. But the basement or cellar is also the entrance to gen­eral memones, our biological unconscious’ functions, archetypal patterns of behaviour, subliminal or psychic im­pressions, the collective unconscious. Frequently the place we keep memories of traumatic events in our life. So a dark shape or intruder might emerge from downstairs*. Our dark deeds or guilty memories are also in the basement.

A snake in the cellar, cave: our psychobiological drive; the energy behind our growth and motivation which includes sex drive. This con­nects us with awareness of our evolution. Bad smell: emotions which could cause depression or illness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Container. Warmth and marriage.

The contents of the basket are important. Symbolically, the basket is connected to the element Earth, the same way the chalice is to water. In that sense, the basket always is connected to being grounded. Ask yourself if you are doing all right in your everyday existence. Do you have reason to be dissatisfied, or are you looking for security and more acceptance? According to psychoanalysis, the basket represents the female sexual organ in a man s dream.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Suggests cleansing (possibly a ritual cleansing, from sin). This type of washing usually refers to “cleansing of the soul.” It often also refers to relaxation and recuperation. At the same time, the image of a bath is always connected with the “fountain of youth.” The symbol is similar to Shower, Sauna, Soap. Cold water means trouble; and so does hot water—”getting into hot water.” Water that is too hot means unconsciousness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Dreams about bathing and swimming are always symbols of cleansing and renewal.

Vision: Dreaming about swimming outdoors: everything is looking up because you are gaining strength and endurance. Taking a bath in cold water: your health is good, but you need to be more active. Taking a bath in hot water: illness or problems.

If the water in the tub is clear: a danger is passing, a situation is clearing up. Swimming in a lake with many waves: use your skills to solve a difficult problem and you will succeed! Swimming in murk)’ water points to a negative environment. See Brook, Foam, Water.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about swimming or bathing always point to an emotional cleansing, like a rebirth. Even if other people are bathing or being bathed, the dream always means your own renewal and cleansing.... Dreamers Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Dreams

The dreamer is particularly unfortunate if he/she dream about these awful little ugly creatures as death almost always follows the dream of the bat, often it is the death of a child, or a youth. Seeing bats in your dream shows that many sorrows and grief is yours due to the evil that people direct against you. death of a family member is denoted by a dream of a white bat., while a black bat brings personal disaster.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Beauty of any kind - scenery, art works, gardens, women and young men - is always a positive omen of happy times ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Longing for domestic bliss and quiet, also erotic encounters. Often points to sexual problems; if that is the case, the type of bed points to the sexuality of the dreamer. In the I Clung, the bed always stands for intimacy (see #23 “Splitting apart”).

According to Jung, bed is always a place of security and caring, also the symbol of Sleep, and the unconscious.

The place where people are born and die; the symbol of the circle of life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The bed symbolizes regeneration, love, death, and birth.

Vision: Seeing an empty bed in a dream means bad news, perhaps news about a death. Seeing oneself in bed: pay attention to your health; the dream suggests that you need quiet and solitude (too much stress may lead to illness). Lying in a strange bed: exercise caution—don’t be too trusting. Seeing a soiled bed: you are surrounded by negative people, be careful.

If your own bed is in disarray: your hiddenmost secrets are about to be discovered and cause you embarrassment.

Depth Psychology: The bed in a dream always stands for your emotional situation. Also it stands for a need for quiet and safety. Sometimes it might even indicate denial and flight from reality.

The bed can also express sexual needs—depending on what else is going on in the dream. Arc you in need of more peace and quiet right now? Warmth, comforts? See Intercourse.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Being handed a bill: make a serious effort to be more fair to others—no matter how hard it is. Receiving a bill: it is time to keep the promises you have made. Writing a bill: you are about to get involved in a risky business.

Depth Psychology: To men who have always taken their sexuality very seriously, dreaming about a bill is a sign of insecurity and fear of impotence. Life often “hands us a bill” for past mistakes, wrong decisions, and weaknesses. Did you get one of those bills lately? See Check (Restaurant).... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are playing bingo (or if your dream features a bingo card) suggests that you may be relying too much on fate. Try taking more responsibility for your own decisions, but don’t be too hard on yourself if things don’t always go perfectly.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see by type, Nest, Flying, Wings)

A type of flying dream, especially if you have sprouted wings.

If the bird is carrying something to you, or away from you, what it bears is significant to meaning.

For example, a bird carrying an olive branch would traditionally symbolize forgiveness and peace.

If the birds are scavengers preying on something (see Buzzard, Carcass), this indicates that you, or someone you know, have taken unfair advantage of a situation. Alternatively, if the birds are picking relentlessly, this may reveal inner trauma over teasing from those in your peer group.

According to Edgar Cayce, transcendental joy and beauty, especially if a bluebird. Parakeets equate to relationships on the same level. However, if the bird is confined, this is another type of cage dream that can reveal an inability to freely verbalize your thoughts, or a relationship in which you feel confined.

Love birds in a cage reveal a love that isn’t totally mature or trusting, so it resorts to manipulation to keep the two parties together.

A bird singing sweetly reveals pleasure, honor, and success. Alternatively, it can indicate someone who always has something nice to say.

Birds chattering represent matters of communication, especially gossip or secrets (e.g., “a little bird told me”).... The Language of Dreams

Mystic Dream Book

Usually considered to be of an uncertain nature—if you are poor and struggling. Birds indicate a coming improvement in your circumstances. But if you are wealthy, you may expect a reverse. It is a good sign if the Birds show beautiful plumage.

If the Birds are singing it is always fortunate. ... Mystic Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

VT: Dreaming about a birth could be a sign of the birth of a new idea, a new task, a new plan, or even an idea for a book (usually in a man’s dream). In women’s dreams, it refers to the birth of a new attitude toward life.

If you are giving birth: a job change for more money. Having an easy birth; a long-held wish will be granted along with freedom from many worries. Dreaming about a difficult birth: you have to let go of something you love very much; sometimes it also refers to an illness. Watching an animal giving birth means a positive new phase and new opportunities.

Depth Psychology: Women’s dreams about birth are a sign of personal growth, implying that the process will be painful. In men’s dreams, it usually indicates the “birth of new ideas,” new work, or extraordinary deeds. Dreaming about birth is always a signal of a new beginning or personal growth. It also is a sign of emotional health or of regaining emotional health. Birth is always a beautiful, positive symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol of emotional stagnation or a depiction of the unconscious or the unknown. Grief and death, but also magical power and fertility. In earlier books about dreams, black animals are always seen in an unfavorable light, while white animals are always considered positive images.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depends which skin colour one has.

If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if per­son is known, what you feel about them.

If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.

Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her va­gina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t re­member any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any desti­nation. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).

To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of hu­man life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.

A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.

The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.

Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The im­portance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the pas­sionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.

A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a blacksmith indicates that you should start working on yourself, developing your talents, accepting fate with courage, and thereby “forging” your true personality. Seeing a blacksmith at work: “strike while the iron is hot”!

Depth Psychology: The blacksmith is working on personality traits that are rigid and unbending. Blacksmith dreams are always a sign of change, of a personality being formed. What are you “forging” in the dream? Maybe the dream suggests you use your energies and creativity to solve your problems and reach your goals.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A blaze always means uncertainty, insecurity, and that you’re in need of help.

Vision: Seeing a house engulfed in bright flames: a timely change for the better in a certain matter, or you can expect something new to take place.

If the burning house is engulfed in dense smoke, and you are unable to recognize the people around you and their intentions, your own plans and actions have not yet “matured.” If you are setting something ablaze: your fight against fate is futile.

Depth Psychology: Every dream invoking fire needs to be taken seriously, because your emotional energies have—either through internal or external events—become destructive.

The fire might also be a symbol for erotic passions or repressed urges. Sometimes a blaze signals mental problems or an obsession with an idea. Something is “burning” inside you—find out soon what it is.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Blood, a symbol of life, stands for vitality and consciousness.

Vision: Seeing blood in a dream: be careful of other people in all situations. Losing blood: you are feeling weak at the moment; every frustration expresses itself in the weak parts of your body. Seeing blood on your hands: stop getting involved in the business of other people—you have enough to do with your own. Seeing someone else bleeding: you are afraid for a close friend. See Vein.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about bleeding always points to emotional wounds that you are denying. Blood also points to your own belief (uit is in my blood”). Blood by itself is a symbol of your vitality.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Blue always has something to do with intellectual or spiritual events, insights, experiences, and mental processes. It is the opposite of the emotional red, because it is “cool” and “analytical.” A soft, gentle blue is typically a female color. Blue is a symbol of the emodonal calm and contentment that we all would like to attain. It indicates that you live wisely and with compassion. Blue stands for intellectual goals and insight, faith, and spiritual maturity.

Color Therapy: Blue has antiseptic, cooling, and constricting qualities. It supports healing in case of hyperthyroidism, sore throat, inflammation, fever, ear infection, mental exhaustion, nervousness, high blood pressure, and anxiety.

Depth Psychology: The color of “faraway places” and of infinity, blue is a symbol of faith, longing, and relaxation—but also of turning within, back to the true self, back to the “I.”... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about boarding school, represents the value you place on knowledge and education. You believe that you are always learning and not just in the classroom.

If you are currently a boarding school student, then this dream may just be a reflection of your current surroundings and emotions.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing your own body is a good sign; you are in good shape and can be satisfied with your life.

If you appear too fat or ill: you are dealing with either physical health issues or emotional burdens—get rid of them! If you are looking at a “growing” body—for a man: improvement in his social position; for a young girl: a secret love; for a young woman: pregnancy; for an older woman: receiving something of substance. Taking off your clothes: certain actions are making you feel ashamed. See Nakedness. Seeing someone else naked: in erotic dreams, it means you are longing for love. In an “unemotional” dream, it means a surprising discovery. Seeing an injured body: you will have to do with less or have to forego something. See House.

Depth Psychology: The body always represents sexual needs or the desire for an erotic relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

As in Abscess, points to an inferiority complex.

A symbol for disgust. However, this dream might also show that poison is leaving the body literally or figuratively, and that the disgust felt represents a wrong attitude toward life, constitutes repressed emotions, and is unwarranted. Always be glad when unacceptable parts of you (the shadow) find expression. That which is expressed cannot control us or remain to bother us again.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: A border always stands for the parts of your nature that play a secondary7 role in your everyday life.

The dream might also indicate that you have reached or are defining your boundaries. Sec Fence.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Container. Male and female sexual symbol, but according to Freud, it is always female. What kind of ghost or spirit is bottled up inside? See Glass, Vase,... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a bouquet of flowers: you have good friends who will always stand by you. Being given a bouquet of flowers: someone is admiring you. Losing or leaving a bouquet somewhere: your love is not returned. Depth Psychology: See Flowers.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

If you were a boy scout, this dream can have significant meaning for you.

If you were never a boy scout and dream that you are, then this represents your extreme dedication and perseverance. You always stick to a project and see it through to the end.

The dream may imply that you possess a strong belief in teamwork and assisting others.

To see a boy scout in your dream indicates that you or another person has committed an act of bravery or great importance. There is no doubt that you will reach your desired objectives.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Bread represents essential human nourishment in every culture.

Vision: Seeing fresh-baked bread: a sure sign of good luck— and possibly good friends visiting. Watching others eat bread: you envy other people.

If you are baking bread: your efforts will be successful. Eating stale or hard bread means great difficulties need to be overcome. Offering bread to others: you are looking for a good friend. See Baking.

Depth Psychology: Bread is an everyday item, but it is also holy. It is always a symbol of “the food of life” and may be spiritual (Christian Holy Communion) or simply a wish for more social contact and more friends.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Bread has always been symbolic of life itself. In its highest aspect it is considered to be spiritual nourishment – manna. It can also represent the need to share spiritual knowledge.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In mythology, the breastplate was always considered to protect the knight. When we experience ourselves as wearing some form of protection around the heart, we arc usually protecting our right to love unconditionallv.

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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

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a bride in a dream is always a good sign and means something pleasant is coming your way.

If a woman sees herself as a bride or with a bridal veil, it means positive developments in the romance department—maybe even marriage.

A man embracing a bride: a warning to him about a foolish love affair.

Depth Psychology: Leaving out the fact that the appearance of a bride in a dream is a sign of your need and desire for love, it also can mean that the contradictions in your personality are now in harmony. Sometimes, in a religious sense, a groom stands for God, and a bride for the Virgin Mary.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A frequent symbol in dreams and mythology, the bridge spans an abyss. It is often a place of danger and of falling; you are crossing a boundary. In the Catholic faith, the protector is Saint Napomuk, patron saint of bridges. Uniting, re-establishing relationships; contradictions are bridged.

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Brown has always been the color of earth.

The tone is warm, calm, and motherly, feminine. Dressing in a brown dress in a dream means the dreamer has chosen a natural lifestyle or would like to live that way.

Depth Psychology: Brown is a mixture of orange and black. It is the color that symbolizes a connection to the earth, humility, indestructibility, nature, earth, excrement, and emotional stamina. It is passive but persistent.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Carning a bucket is always a symbol of efforts that will be rewarded.

Vision: Carrying empty buckets means disappoinnnent.

A full bucket means a sudden influx of money.

If the water in the bucket is murky, it means worries and unpleasantness.

Depth Psychology: A bucket is a symbol of the “vessel of your life,” and whatever is inside is a clear indication of the state of your life. Is the bucket filled with the proper substance? It is important to pay close attention to the rest of the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See House. According to Freud, Jung, and some current dream analysts, a building always represents the dreamer.

The condition of the building is important, as is the atmosphere in and around the building, and where it is located.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Symbol: This symbol stands for building and expanding your life.

Vision + Depth Psychology: Building something—no matter how big or tall— using a lot of materials, is a good sign, because your plans will be successful. However, if you are adding on to an existing house that is in bad shape or falling down (the roof is caving in): a warning that plans or decisions you have made recently are going to hurt you or result in losses. In a woman’s dreams, the house is always a symbol of her body.

The roof stands for the head; doors and windows for the sexual organs; the ground floor and first floor for internal organs; the feet for the basement). Seeing a basement, for instance, might indicate poor circulation in the feet.... Dreamers Dictionary

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A building, like a House, almost always symbolizes the human body and personal identity. Pay attention to the type of building you see in the dream.

The process of building usually points to independence—rebuilding oneself during hard times.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a buoy symbolize optimism and an attitude of gratitude that will always help you to rise above your pain.

A buoy can also be a marker, an indication of your progress, or emotional boundaries, and can be a sign to alert you when you’ve gone off the deep end.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming that your house has been robbed always means that you are violating your body, which affects your vitality and health. Witnessing a robbery: expect an unpleasant surprise. It also suggests you let go of the old and follow a new course. In a woman’s dream, a robbery often suggests a love affair. See Robbery.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Vision: Seeing the top of a house, the roof, in flames (above you): a warning of impending danger. Walking toward a house where the roof is on fire: it is better to retreat in a present situation. (Sometimes the dream also signals a sinus infection in the making). Seeing smoke coming from a chimney: your affairs are taking a turn for the better. Standing in front of a (brightly burning) fire: success.

Depth Psychology: Fire and water always symbolize emotional energy’. Fire is cleansing. Seeing bright flames means new ideas.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Moving forward quickly on the road of life, but, in contrast to Car, it is oriented toward the community. You want to force your way to your goal alone—something that is not always a good idea. Less force and more patience would be better. It is reminiscent of the collective, the power of many. Going on a trip, changing location. What is the condition of the bus? How is the trip proceeding? See Driving.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Your lover is popular and a flirt, but nothing more. In other words, he or she may flirt, but remains always faithful to you.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreaming of a cabbage speaks of treasure about to be uncovered. There may be an important piece of news coming your way. Dreaming of a cabbage patch is a reminder that things are not always as they seem, be aware that the ordinary can disguise the extraordinary and open your eyes for unexpected opportunity. Cabbages are also indicative of a need to be more attentive when listening to a child or children in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Vision: Dreaming about a cage: be prepared for an unpleasant situation. Being in a cage: you feel imprisoned (by your surroundings. job, or marriage) and would like to “break out.”* A bird in a cage: a situation, unfavorable at the outset, is going to take a turn for the better.

Depth Psychology: A cage always stands for the limitations imposed on you by your upbringing, your surroundings, or by the compromises you have made.

The rules you have established are too rigid. Try to break out of these restrictions.

The cage is limiting your personal growth! Did you put yourself in the cage? Did someone else “lock you up”? See Prison.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of calm signify that you have found your center. And because the universe is always balancing, dreams of calm signify that you will be able to handle any challenges you will face.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The symbolism of candles has recently taken on a whole added significance as people re-explore religion and belief more thoroughly. They have always signified illumination, wisdom, strength, beauty and now signal the end of darkness or ignorance. Lit, they suggest the enduring flame of life and the use of power. Unlit, they signify potential held in reserve.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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This symbol always takes on the meaning of Ruler and Government.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream of a railroad car, or a cable car your dreams of being rich will always be dreams, but your income should be adequate for your lifestyle. See automobile.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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One of the most frequently occurring symbols of modern times. It points to the transformation into something new. Individual means of transportation, status symbol, motorized energy—it is also a sexual symbol. In a modern sense, usually a symbol for being on the go every day, and of psychological strength and mobility. As with the “Chariot” in the Tarot, it always presents a question about our road in life and how we are charting our course. As a symbol of environmental pollution, it often points to the need for inner growth.

Are you driving yourself or is somebody else driving you? What kind of an auto is it? For example, a sports car relates to virility, a utility vehicle to control. What color is the car? Are you fixing it up or Driving it?

According to Freud, in psychoanalysis a car is often the symbol for treatment. As Freud sees it, a slow car is making an ironic statement about the slowness of the analytical process.

According to Jung, it is a symbol for moving away. See Wagon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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The time, or the age, or period of development where “anything” goes, where you can be “somebody else.” Merriment and being carefree, but also a warning about pretense.

A dream about carnival points either to the need to stop pretense, to take off your mask (the persona, and show the true Self). Or it could be a message to be more outgoing and have more fun.

The image of the carnival often appears when you feel rigid and cut off from life. Particularly, when, in the dream, you are rejecting the carnival, you are denying your own wild and carefree side. Furthermore, carnival is also always connected to the Fool, a symbol that combines the absurd and the wise, and represents freedom. On the other hand, the fool is also somebody who, in a conventional sense, is unable to organize his everyday activities.

Folklore: Advancement.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Apartment, Buildings by type, Cave)

Physical matters, as with any structure. Note the condition of each portion of the castle and its relationship to your body (see Body, Car).

According to Henry David Thoreau, the image of our highest hopes and aspirations that may or may not have any foundation to uphold them (e.g., building “castles in the air”).

Matters of honor or chivalry, going back to medieval tradition.

A place or situation that seems safe and secure, as if surrounded by an impenetrable mote.

The mote, however, may also represent obstacles or ai~mor that you place between yourself and others.

Being locked in the tower or dungeon of a castle: A type of cage dream.

An old, vine-covered castle represents romantic idealism that may not have any footing in reality. Take care not to get locked into this vision without being aware that the “here and now” cannot always meet up to lofty expectations.... The Language of Dreams

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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

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The emotional side of the dreamer, as well as the unconscious willpower of the dreamer. On one hand, it is a symbol of deception and cunning. It always refers to a woman, since the cat is connected to the archetypal female. On the other hand, the cat is a symbol for independence, lust, and self-will, again exclusively referring to women. It is a symbol of female sexual organs (pussy) and sexual aggression. But it is also a sign of physical agility, orgasm, and freedom.

If a man or a woman is having a cat dream, it always addresses the feminine side (anima).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: In Eg>pt, the cat was the symbol of the goddess Bastet, but it also was related to the demonic.

Vision: Seeing a white cat: you feel great affection for someone. Seeing a two-colored cat: your feelings are passionate.

A black cat: always a warning of impending danger. Seeing several cats: be careful, your lover is unfaithful. Dreaming about wild cats: you will have a fight with your neighbors.

Depth Psychology: The cat is, on one hand, a symbol of female sexuality, and on the other hand the essence of deceit. In the dream of a man, the cat stands for his present love life: he has—or would like to have—an intimate relationship with a woman, but a misstep on his side or hers is also part of the picture.

A tomcat in a dream suggests male aggression, together with extreme sexual cravings and frequently changing love partners. See Animal. Seeing the claws of a cat indicates that either you have suffered emotional harm or you have injured someone else!... Dreamers Dictionary

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See Worm. Caterpillars only eat what is not complete. They are greedy and fat. On the other hand, a butterfly was once a caterpillar. Therefore, the caterpillar stands at the beginning of transformation. This symbol almost always points to the process of transformation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Important here is how you categorize this object: Mug, Goblet, Glass, or even Grail. Different terms refer to different moods and points of view and lead to different interpretations.

If seen as a chalice, it always indicates something extraordinary (it is not just a simple mug or a glass used every day!). It may either represent suffering or death (the “hemlock cup” of antiquity, for example) or the search for a higher goal (legend of the Grail and the magnificent interpretation by Emma Jung in her book The Legend of the Grail As Seen in Depth Psychology).

A chalice holds the liquid that is the equivalent of our emotions and needs.

The image of the chalice implies that these emotions and needs are spiritual in nature. Figuratively speaking, it is a matter of nurturing the soul and cultivating the emotions. That was precisely the task of the search for the Grail in the Middle Ages. In Christianity, the chalice is connected with the heart and blood of Christ.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a chalice symbolize immortality and a thirst for spiritual nourishment.

If you are drinking from this sacred goblet, you are in the midst of a rite of passage, transforming, and moving from glory to greater glory along your life path. Your dream is suggesting that you make room for more abundance and opulence to come into your life. Also, a silver chalice represents justice and that the truth will always prevail. See Cup and Holy Grail.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Dreams of being chased are most common. These dreams are typically metaphors of the need for the dreamer to escape certain situations in life. Such escapes may not always be productive.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about being in a chat room suggests that you need to reach out to people who may not always physically be around. It could also suggest that you have been spending too much time in front of the computer and this has carried over into your dreams.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Foreknowledge; the price is not always monetary... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Mystic Dream Book

It is always a bad sign, in a dream, when you receive paper instead of cash. Be careful or you will sustain a loss.... Mystic Dream Book

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Cherries always denote good luck. Just to dream of seeing them in any way is a symbol of unselfishness, loyalty your friends.

If You eat the cherries you will see your wishes materialize. Green cherries are a promise of increasing good fortune.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Either a positive symbol that refers to new possibilities, or a hint that we are resisting maturity and completion.

The child represents the essential in us that we want to see mature. We are supposed to tell the truth (“children and fools speak the truth”) and be less complicated (“if you become like children...”).

If women dream about a child, it is usually because they are longing to have one, or that they are looking for something new, meaning a change in lifestyle is about to happen.

Also a symbol of the prime of life and continuity.

A sick child points to emotional difficulties. Pay attention to what attitude the child has in the dream! These attitudes want to be supported and made conscious.

According to Freud, the child may represent self- regression or one’s own genitals (“my little one,” my penis). It is still true today that regressive tendencies are involved when an adult dreams about a child.

However, we ought not to dismiss Freud’s belief that “reclaiming one’s own childlike simplicity” can also be a positive process that allows us in later years to become lively and even revive a sense of eroticism.

The symbol of the child appearing in a dream is always connected to vitality, the joy of life, and also sexuality.

Folklore: Growing family.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The child within, days gone by and memories.Children are under the care of an adult.Generally you are both child and adult, but not always.When shown a particular adult with a child, take note of how the adult treats the child.Could this be the way you are treating the child within you? ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: In a dream, Christ always stands for your own personality, for the wholeness you seek.

The dream also suggests that you search for greater self-knowledge, new insights, new goals, all in the service of personal growth. In an indirect way, the image of Christ is like a Guru, there to help you discover your true self.

The dream also indicates that you are living in harmony with yourself, your fate, the world, and that you are trusting in a higher power.

A very profound dream!... Dreamers Dictionary

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Vision: If you hear a church bell ring: keep your eyes and ears open—you will get news that might be important and helpful.

If you are ringing a bell: you will make someone very happy (without knowing it). See Signal, Whistle.

Depth Psychology: A bell always announces something—whether positive or negative depends on the rest of the images in the dream. Was it a happy or distressed sound?... Dreamers Dictionary

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See Ball, Wreath.

A symbol of wholeness, a magic defense against danger: whatever takes place within the circle has special meaning. Ghosts and demons always move in a straight line, meaning that the circle and everything that is round provides protection.

The saying is that the devil sits in the corners and cant stay in round places. Circles and everything round always means wholeness.

In ancient Greece, the circle symbolized immortality with no beginning or end, as in Ring. In alchemy, the stone of wisdom (lapis) is always depicted as being round.

According to Jung, the circle (archetype of the man- dala) is pointing out that you are on the path of being initiated into yourself. Jung considered the circle to be the primary vision, the oldest symbol of mankind, and also the wheel of the sun.

In a few rare cases, the circle also has negative meaning: the endlessness of the circle can indicate monotony and constant repetition. Freud properly characterized neurosis as a need to perform a certain behavior again and again. This going-around-in-circles may be addressed here and he a hint that the “vicious circle” must he broken for the sake of happiness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The whole, infinity, Collective Unconsciousness.

The circle symbolizes infinity, the circle of life and the eternal unknown. You, the dreamer, may have come to a greater degree of spiritual awareness, so the dream could be spiritual in nature. Carl Jung called all circular images a “mandala.” It is one of the most important dream symbols which represent the psychic center of personality. It is symbolic of wholeness, completeness and unity of the self. However, as always, examine all of the details in the dream, as well as its tone and mood, and rule out the possibility of “going in circles” as the primary message in the dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about cleaning: it is time to pay more attention to your relationships and to be more supportive. Cleaning and making yourself look better be more humble and modest. Dreaming about cleaning is a challenge to always improve and polish your character, removing the stains that might cling to it.

Depth Psychology: Remove emotional, mental, and moral blemishes that are clogging up fragile spiritual connections. It is also important which objects are being cleaned or what is being “swept” out—pay attention to the rest of the images.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Symbol: The cleaver is always a phallic symbol and expresses aggression (conscious or unconscious).... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Nature and natural occurrences have always played an important part in man’s spiritual understanding. Changes which were previously attributed to the gods, such as thunderstorms and floods, tend to have a more prosaic explanation in the present day. In dreams they represent disturbances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Vision: Dreaming about effortlessly climbing a ladder, stairs, or a hill means a successful conclusion of a project.

If the climb takes a lot of effort or is difficult: many problems need to be overcome before you are rewarded for your efforts. Climbing a high mountain: difficult obligations in your life have to be concluded. In the case of men, this dream symbol often indicates fear of sexual dysfunction. Climbing a steep mountain with your intimate partner: you desire sexual climax.

Depth Psychology: This dream symbol is always seen as a form of spiritual renewal.

If the dream has sexual connotations: you are longing to reach orgasm.

The dream could also raise such questions as: are you climbing the social ladder? Do you find the climb difficult? What else do you see on your climb? See Mountain, Rock.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Process to reach a goal. Going upward, or ascending, is always a positive dream symbol. Whether you are struggling on a difficult rope or ladder or walking up an easy slope, this dream suggests that you are moving in the right direction.

If the climb in your dream is extremely difficult, it may be pointing to some obstacles that you need to overcome before reaching your goals. Consider all of the details in your dream, and if you recently completed a difficult task, achieved a goal (e.g. graduating), this dream may be reflective in nature. See also: Cliff ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I am packing for a holiday, surrounded by a lovely selection of all sorts of clothes. I am matching outfits, shoes, scarves, handbags. It gives me great pleasure. I am wearing an old navy blue dress which is too shon for me. So shon I feel panic because there will not be enough time to change. I am now on the top deck of a bus. I have one bat­tered suitcase and am wearing the same dress, trying vainly to pull it down over my knees. Suitcase bursts open and it is full of old clothes fit for a jumble sale* (Valerie H). Clothes can mean many things, depending upon dream context. In the example the clothes are feelings of pleasure and confidence, and also discomfort and lack of confidence.

In general they indicate the stance or attitudes we use to meet other people or special situations such as work or dan­ger, protection, such as might be given by our feelings of reserve, shyness, anxiety or aggressiveness in fending off sex­ual or other advances, clothes depict self respect and how we see ourselves in society—the difference between what we want and what we feel others want of us; our clothes, espe­cially when we consider their colour, can also express our emotional condition and moods. Constance Newland gives the example of dressing in violet symbolising being inviolate sexually. Overdressed , unable to get clothes off: too cautious in relationships, difficulty in changing attitudes or self image; self protectiveness; avoiding intimacy.

Naked or see-through clothes: example: ‘I am at the doc­tor’s being examined. It is always the same. I have all my clothes off and he examines me from the roots of my hair down to my toenails. I am just at the point where I am going to ask him for his diagnosis when he fades away’ (Miss L). Desire to be attractive and noticed, as in the example, where Miss L is enjoying an acceptable form of intimacy; being open about what you really feel; fear of other people seeing what you really feel, think and desire; anxiety about not being ade­quate socially, lacking ability to conform to social norm. See nude. Ragged or inappropriate clothes: feelings of inadequacy depressed feelings; rebellion against authority or society. Ar­mour, protective clothing : defences against internal anxieties, past hurts and external intimacy. Other people’s clothes: the social attitudes and responses we have adopted from others. Children’s, teenage clothes in adult’s dream: youthful or im­mature attitudes or behaviour. Undressing: revealing one’s real character; move towards intimacy. Dirty, untidy clothes: difficult or grubby feelings; one’s inner condition, such as an untidy mind, or grubby feeling values. Worn out or old clothes: attitudes ready to be left behind; old habits no longer useful; feeling worn out, old or tired. Tight clothes: being too restricted in attitude; being tight emotionally. New clothes: change in attitudes; new feeling about self. Someone else’s clothes: could be feelings from that person; their attitudes, memories. Man in woman’s clothes: unacceptability of male role, with its connection with breadwinning, aggression, being cannon fodder in war, homosexual tendency; desire for mother. Woman in male clothes: unacceptability of female role, motherhood, housewife; lesbian tendency; desire for fa­ther figure. Clothing inappropnate to dream surroundings: at­titudes or behaviour inappropriate to one’s situation. Chang­ing clothes: altering one’s mode of behaviour, role or mood. Idioms: dress to kill; dress up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

In a dream each type of clothing has its own significance.

The clothes you wear in your dream are always a statement about your feelings, attitudes and position in life. Consider how the clothes and their color made you feel. See Pants, Blouse, Bra, Underwear, Dress, Suit and Color.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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

Material aspects: The 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Nearly always a reminder of one’s own mortality. Also death of a relationship and the feelings of loss; one’s feelings about the death of someone such as a husband. See funeral. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Money. You either need or have money. Coins are always connected to your energies and talents. Fear of impending poverty, as in Savings, Food.

Folklore: Good omen if the coins are made from copper (a symbol of Venus).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Jung describes this as the inherited potentialities of human imagination. It is the all controlling deposit of ancestral experiences from untold millions of years, the echo of prehistoric world events to which each century adds an infinitesimal small amount of variation and differenti­ation. These primordial images are the most ancient, univer­sal, and deep thoughts of mankind.’

Jung tried to explain his observation of a strata of being in which individual minds have their collective origin in a ge­netic way. This seems unlikely, and Rupert Sheldrake sees it as a mental phenomena. Dr Maurice Bucke called it cosmic consciousness. J.B. Priestley saw it as ‘the flame of life’ which synthesised the experience of all living things and held within itself the essentials of all lives.

If we think of it as a vast collective memory of all that has existed, then we can say the life of Edgar Cayce exhibited a working relationship with it.

Such a collective level of mind would explain many things, such as telepathy, out of body experiences, life after death, which have always been puzzling because they are difficult to explain using presently known principles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Each color has a specific meaning that is important and should always be researched accordingly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Colour is a vital part of symbolism. This is partly to do with the vibratory frequency which each individual colour has, and partly to do with tradition. Scientific experiments have now been carried out to ascertain what effect colour has, and have proved what occultists and healers have always known. In working with the colours of the rainbow, we discover that the warm, lively colours which give back light - are yellow, orange and red. Cold passive colours are blue, indigo and violet.

Green is a synthesis of both warmth and cold. White light holds all colour in it.

2- By working with one’s own colour spectrum, it is possible to maintain health. Some meanings given to colours are

Black This colour holds within it all colour in potential. It suggests manifestation, negativity and judgement.

Blue It is the colour of the clear blue sky. This is the prime healing colour. It suggests relaxation, sleep and peaceful ness.

Brown The colour of the earth, death and commitment. Green This is the colour of balance and harmonv. It is the colour of nature and of plant life. Grey There is probably no true grey. It means devotion and ministration.

Magenta This is in some ways a colour which links both the physical and spiritual. It signifies relinquishment, selflessness, perfection and meditative practice. Orange This is an essentially cheerful uplifting colour.

The qualities associated are happiness and independence. Red Vigour, strength, energy, life, sexuality and power are all connected with is colour.

A beautiful clear mid-red is the correct one for these qualities; if there is any other red in dreams, the attributes may not be totally uncontaminated.

Turquoise The colour is clear greeny blue. This is supposed in some religions to be the colour of the freed soul. It means calmness and purity.

Violet This colour, while found by- some to be too strong, means nobility, respect and hope. Its purpose is to uplift. White This colour contains within it all colours. It suggests innocence, spiritual purity and wisdom.

Yellow This colour is the one which is closest to daylight. Connected with the emotional sell”, the attributes are thinking, detachment and judgement.

3- Colour affirms the existence of light. In spiritual terms, red is the colour of self-image and sexuality, orange is relationship both with self and others. Yellow is the emotional self, green is self- awareness blue is self-expression and wisdom. Indigo is the colour of creativity, while violet depicts cosmic responsibility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

If you dream about Flags or Decorations in many bright colours, it signifies continued prosperity and success in all your undertakings. WHITE is always favourable, especially in matters concerning other people, such as public affairs. BLACK is the sinister colour, unless you dream of a funeral, in which case it is appropriate, and signifies only a struggle before success. BLUE and PURPLE represent prosperity through other people, good fortune in your love affairs, and so on. SCARLET or RED is a warning of quarrels, the loss of friends; but CRIMSON denotes pleasant news from an unexpected quarter. YELLOW and ORANGE are mental tints, and show that you need not expect any important change in your affairs for some time. GREEN indicates a journey, or business with people at a distance.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Colour is a vital part of symbolism, dream and otherwise. By learning to work with our own colour spectrum, particularly in the dream state, we can maintain and enhance our physical wellbeing. This is partly to do with the vibratory frequency which each individual colour has, and partly to do with tradition. Experiments have been carried out to ascertain what effect colour has, and have proved what occultists and healers have always known. In working with the colours of the rainbow, we discover that the warm, lively colours – which give back light – are yellow, orange and red. Cold passive colours are blue, indigo and violet. Green is a synthesis of both warmth and cold. White light holds within it the whole colour spectrum and its potential.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Special event; this image always points to character.

The comet may also point to advancement. See Star.

Folklore: Success.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Comets have always come as signs of change or destruction looming on the horizon.

The appearance of a comet in your dream may also be a sign of charging events in life, which may bring some chaos into your life until things settle down.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of completion, then this reflects your feelings and attitudes about death. Keep in mind that the end is always the beginning of something new. See Graduation and Death.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Most dreams containing images of corn or wheat symbolise fertility or fruitfulness. They may also represent new life either pregnancy or new developments in other ways.

2- To be harvesting corn is to be reaping the rewards of hard work. We may be linking with some very primeval needs and requirements.

3- The Great Mother in her nurturing aspect is always shown with corn.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The great mother, or mother nature, in her nurturing aspect is always shown with corn representing fertility and fecundity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Quiet, rest, as in Armchair. Couch almost always has sexual connotation. What is the color of the couch and who is with you on it?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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A negative answer in a very important matter; fear of the future and dissatisfaction. Coughing is almost always connected to an unconscious need for distance and rejection. See Cold, Lung.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of counterfeit money, denotes you will have trouble with some unruly and worthless person. This dream always omens evil, whether you receive it or pass it. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of counting your children, and they are merry and sweet-looking, denotes that you will have no trouble in controlling them, and they will attain honorable places.

To dream of counting money, you will be lucky and always able to pay your debts; but to count out money to another person, you will meet with loss of some kind. Such will be the case, also, in counting other things.

If for yourself, good; if for others, usually bad luck will attend you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Bad conscience. You are sitting in judgment of yourself. Don t be so hard on yourself. Search for justice. Are you always trying to get “it” right? Is it important for you to have certainty and a clear direction for your life?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

In ancient societies, a person’s wealth was defined by the number of cattle he or she owned. Cows have also long been a symbol for love, nurturing, kindness, and generosity. Dreaming of a live, happy cow, especially one with a calf, is almost always a positive symbol, and other symbols in the dream will shed more light on exactly what’s going on.

A dead, sick, or ailing cow, however, indicates that future plans may be in jeopardy, and action needs to be taken. See “Bull”, “Calf”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Few dreams are, by themselves, problem solving or creative.

The few excep­tions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disap­peared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).

Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut prob­lem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.

The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the exam­ple. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one be­comes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a cen­tre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.

The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.

A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological develop­ment. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.

If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.

The integration of experience.

which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.

Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.

1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.

2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method success­fully.

3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.

4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular forma­tion of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’

5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection be­tween two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.

6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effec­tive sewing machine.

The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing ma­chine.

7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.

8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.

The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.

To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.

If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.

If the question still needs further insight, be­fore going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.

For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.

In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.

If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need re­structuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The cross ii> a symbol of the integration of extremes, the synthesis, and the moderation—the cross is the connection between time and space.

Vision: A cross is a sign of sorrow and misery to come. Praying in front of a cross: in a hopeless situation, unexpected help is on the way.

A cross on die side of the road: a warning about hard times ahead, but if you rely on your own strength, you can do what is necessary to get through. Seeing Christ on the cross: good fortune. Standing at a crossroads: a long-overdue decision can’t be postponed any longer.

Depth Psychology: The cross represents many things: it gives directions (since the cross always points at one of the four points of the compass, but it also stands for great sorrow as well as renewal. It is also a sign of “begging,** of kneeling in front of someone.

A crossroads indicates indecision, fear of taking the “wrong path.” It also could mean that this is a time to make changes.

The direction you are moving in the dream is important. Is it East, North, South, West?... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Here it is always a matter of weighing alternative solutions. What do the different paths look like and where do they lead?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a crow in a dream alludes to someone’s death. Seeing several crows in a tree: a family reunion is planned. Catching a crow: the future is going to be sad and fraught with conflict. Hearing a crow screeching: bad news to come.

Depth Psychology: The crow always represents a fear of failure. It also predicts bad luck or the death of a close relative.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a cruise symbolize that leisure time is in store for you, an opportunity to coast for a while. Your dream is giving you the message to relax, eat, drink and be merry. You’ve left the shores of your normal, grounded life and it is time to set sail into uncharted waters. However, if you continue to procrastinate and always take the easy way out, you may be cruisin’ for a bruisin’.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at crystal glass is always a warning: be more realistic and don’t fall prey to desires and illusions. See Glass. Breaking crystal glass: you are losing a good friendship because of your carelessness. Crystal jewelry is a positive sign for your inner clarity, concentration, and the fulfillment of your greatest hopes and desires.

A crystal ball can forecast your future. Other images in the dream will provide important information. See Psychic, Witch.

Depth Psychology: Crystals show the basic personality traits that have “crystallized” over the course of your life. They also point to your intellectual strength.

A crystal ball reflects the expectations and hopes you have for the future.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a cucumber in a dream: you are going to have to deal with nasty problems. Eating cucumbers: a friendship has been betrayed. Eating a pickle: others will be the cause of a bad experience.

Depth Psychology: A cucumber is always a phallic symbol, expressing sexual desires (particularly in a woman’s dreams).... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The god Cupid is always an erotic symbol. Vision + Depth Psychology: Cupid is an ancient dream motif. Cupid shooting an arrow at someone: stay out of the affairs of other people. Cupid shooting an arrow at you: a new romance is right around the corner and, while not permanent, will be a flirtatious, sexual adventure.... Dreamers Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

This dream depends upon the Colour of the fruit; these gifts of Nature are always fortunate, but in this case the colour, Black, is an exception.... Mystic Dream Book

The Complete Dream Book

To dream of walking through a field of daisies, white or yellow, predicts great joy in the near future through the acquisition of something you have always wanted.... The Complete Dream Book

Mystic Dream Book

These simple wildflowcrs are always fortunate omens in your dreams.... Mystic Dream Book

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If someone gives you a bunch of daisys or if you see them it presages much sorrw for you and even a lost love.

If you are walking in a field of daisys and the sun is shining making everything you see beautiful then will you have some of the best luck, as you travel your road of life there will always be someone or something to smooth out the bumps.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

This symbol always points to a road that is certain and predetermined. Also, the dam could possibly have sexual-erotic meaning, as a first sexual experience.

The dam is also a term used for the perineum, the area between rectum and genitalia.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Dreams

The dance is always a good omen and it foretells many things, such as: children dancing signifies that your marriage will produce lively, happy children who are well behaved, older people shows a better business income and if you are enjoying the dance you will receive an unexpected windfall.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dance has always represented freedom and been symbolic of other actions which were necessary for survival.

To be dancing in a dream portrays the creation of happiness, feeling at one with the surroundings and possibly getting closer or more intimate with a partner.

2- Psychologically, dance can be a reinforcement of freedom of movement, strength and emotion.

3- Spiritually; dancing has always been taken to represent the rhythm of life.

The patterns created are reputed to mirror the patterns of creativity. Dance also signifies the transformation of space into time.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, dancing has always been taken to represent the rhythm of life.

The patterns created are reputed to mirror the patterns of creativity.

If space and time are part of one continuum, movement and the flow of dance link the two together.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dance has always represented freedom and been symbolic of other actions which were necessary for survival.

To be dancing in a dream portrays the creation of happiness, feeling at one with the surroundings and possibly getting closer or more intimate with a partner.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The dance is a symbol of freedom from eardily limits.

Vision: Dancing by yourself: you would like more attention from a particular person.

If you are dancing alone as if lost in a dream: usually it’s a sign of being happy and in love—though sometimes only for a very short time. Being led to the dance floor, you will have to accept a certain situation, ev en if you don’t like it.

If you are dancing with a partner, who is leading? That would reveal the respective roles in a present or future relationship.

If a woman is dancing “rings” around her partner while he is moving slowly, she needs to stop trying to have things always go her own way.

If a man is dancing alone, he is dying to have a sexual adventure. See Ballet, Music.

Depth Psychology: The dream is either reflecting your present emotional balance or is a reminder to be more spontaneous. At times the dream, of course, also refers to sexual feelings and the need to have some fun and diversion. Frequent dreams about dancing might indicate you are too pleasure-oriented and lack seriousness.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘We were both shy of each other but as the dance went on I found I could move so well to his steps that we felt like one, it was so effortless that it felt like floating’ (Heather).

The example shows the general meaning of danc­ing, feeling at one with someone or aspects of yourself. It shows unity, as seen in the cells working as a harmonious whole. It can also mean happiness; sexual mating dance; get­ting closer or more intimate.

If the dance is awkward: lack of harmony connected with what is depicted. Animals dancing: harmony with unconscious drives and sexuality. Skeletons or dark ‘things’ dancing: developing a relationship with what we fear—meeting it; dancing with death. In life we always dance with death, meaning we have an intimate relationship with it, but might not be ready to recognise who our panner is. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Well-known symbol for our shadow, where a shadow depicts something invisible. Fear of people, emotions, thoughts, actions, and situations we don’t understand, since they are in the dark. Ambiguous premonition; not knowing; secrets. Walking into your own darkness, more awareness is called for.

The task almost always is to become more aware (Light), to shed light on something intellectually, or to deal more consciously with the unknown. Your own shadow is now visible, which is great progress and brings freedom. There are also “light shadows”—Angel and Fairy—but they are seldom addressed in dreams.

Also, do not lose sight of your path in the dark.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about being “in the dark” is a sign that you feel insecure at work and m life m general. You can’t quite figure something out, can’t understand it.

If you are in a totally dark night, you are afraid of dying—and living—and you need advice from an objective person. Seeing a small light: you are distressed, but help is on the way. Being in a cave: you are unconsciously afraid of being attacked. Being in a dark closet: you recognize somebody’s hidden intentions just in time to prevent the person from carrying them out. See Night.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about darkness always refers to an emotionally dangerous situation or one that is unresolved. This may have to do with a specific experience widi other people or yourself. Try to shed some light on the situation. Being in a dark passage: you are feeling unprotected from the intensity of others and yourself. It is a test: you need to prove yourself in order to come back into the light. Sometimes such a dream also suggests that you seek expert advice.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: When men dream about seeing or eating dates, they want sexual experiences with more than one woman. Finding or eating just one date: you are going to meet an old flame. Giving a date as a gift: somebody will soon kiss you.

Depth Psychology: Dates in mens dreams are always a symbol of female sex organs, sexual desires, and the longing for love.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Way of Dreams and Visions

Dreams • In an internal dream, your daughter speaks of the things you have borne in the spirit. In other words they can speak of your ministry. They could also speak of the positive forces of the spirit i.e. faith, hope and love.

• My daughters have always represented my love and my faith in my dreams. Identify your relationship with your daughter and you will discover what they represent in your dreams. Whether positive, meaning the forces of the spirit, or negative, meaning the works of the flesh, your children will by symbolic of the relationships you have with them in real life.

• Visions • If you see the daughter of someone you are ministering with in vision, the Lord could be indicating that their daughter needs ministry or that their daughter is directly involved in the problem that you are busy ministering to in them.

• If you dream of giving birth to a daughter, See also: Birth, Child.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Little Giant Encyclopedia

You don’t know how to proceed, you have no solutions. This can be a positive image if you see yourself turn back. Learn from old mistakes. Often the image appears in fearful situations where you are being pursued. This fear can be overcome if you understand that you need to turn around (or back out) in order to free yourself.

If such a fear-based dream image appears, experiment with different behaviors. Changing your behavior almost always leads out of the dead-end situation.

The experience of a dead-end street is, from a developmental point of view, absolutely essential.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing any of your people dead, warns you of coming dissolution or sorrow. Disappointments always follow dreams of this nature.

To hear of any friend or relative being dead, you will soon have bad news from some of them. Dreams relating to death or dying, unless they are due to spiritual causes, are misleading and very confusing to the novice in dream lore when he attempts to interpret them.

A man who thinks intensely fills his aura with thought or subjective images active with the passions that gave them birth; by thinking and acting on other lines, he may supplant these images with others possessed of a different form and nature. In his dreams he may see these images dying, dead or their burial, and mistake them for friends or enemies. In this way he may, while asleep, see himself or a relative die, when in reality he has been warned that some good thought or deed is to be supplanted by an evil one.

To illustrate: If it is a dear friend or relative whom he sees in the agony of death, he is warned against immoral or other improper thought and action, but if it is an enemy or some repulsive object dismantled in death, he may overcome his evil ways and thus give himself or friends cause for joy. Often the end or beginning of suspense or trials are foretold by dreams of this nature. They also frequently occur when the dreamer is controlled by imaginary states of evil or good.

A man in that state is not himself, but is what the dominating influences make him. He may be warned of approaching conditions or his extrication from the same. In our dreams we are closer to our real self than in waking life.

The hideous or pleasing incidents seen and heard about us in our dreams are all of our own making, they reflect the true state of our soul and body, and we cannot flee from them unless we drive them out of our being by the use of good thoughts and deeds, by the power of the spirit within us. See Corpse. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying.

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

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Blood ties; Promise; Tripping) Paying one’s debt in a dream means returning from a journey. In a dream, debts signify humiliation, abuse and insults.

If one sees himself paying his debts in a dream, it means that he will reestablish his connection with his relatives, strengthen his blood ties, feed the poor, solve a difficult problem, acquire a better understanding of religious matters, or return from a trip.

If one sees himself paying a debt in his dream but could not recognize it in wakefulness, such debts then represent his sins for which he is responsible and answerable whether he committed them knowingly or unknowingly and their consequences will always hunt him unless he repents. Because of that, the person will suffer in this world in the form of adversities, sickness, fines or other worldly losses. Paying a debt or satisfying ajust cause in a dream means feeding a hungry person, reuniting one’s family or returning from a journey and returning from a journey in a dream also means satisfying a just cause. (Also See Promise; Tripping)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of ill-health is always a good sign. You will be vigorous and go ahead in your business.... Mystic Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Always a longing for freedom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Mystic Dream Book

It is always a very fortunate omen to dream that you are eating ripe fruit.

If the fruit, however, is not ripe, or has been kept too long, expect business losses.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For farmers to dream of the devil, denotes blasted crops and death among stock, also family sickness. Sporting people should heed this dream as a warning to be careful of their affairs, as they are likely to venture beyond the laws of their State.

For a preacher, this dream is undeniable proof that he is over-zealous, and should forebear worshiping God by tongue-lashing his neighbor.

To dream of the devil as being a large, imposingly dressed person, wearing many sparkling jewels on his body and hands, trying to persuade you to enter his abode, warns you that unscrupulous persons are seeking your ruin by the most ingenious flattery. Young and innocent women, should seek the stronghold of friends after this dream, and avoid strange attentions, especially from married men. Women of low character, are likely to be robbed of jewels and money by seeming strangers. Beware of associating with the devil, even in dreams. He is always the forerunner of despair.

If you dream of being pursued by his majesty, you will fall into snares set for you by enemies in the guise of friends.

To a lover, this denotes that he will be won away from his allegiance by a wanton. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

To dream that one has seen the devil, and thai he is tormented, or otherwise much terrified, signifies that the dreamer is in danger of being checked and punished by his sovereign prince, or some magistrate. And quite contrarily, ii he dreams he strikes the devil, or some person he believes to be possessed, and fancies he overcomes him, it is a sign he that dreams thus shall overcome his enemies with glory and satisfaction.

If any dream that he sees the devil, it is a very bad sign, for such a vision cannot bring along with it any good tidings to the sick it foretells death, and to the healthful it signifies melancholy, anger, tumults and violent sickness.

If any dream the devil speaks to H^n, it signifies temptation, deceit, treachery, despair, and sometimes the ruin and death of him that dreams.

To dream that one is carried away by the devil, is a worse dream; and yet no dream delights the dreamer so much as this, for being awakened he is ravished with joy that he is freed from so great an evil; for which he ought to return thanks to God, and beg of him that he would be pleased to send him his good angel to guard him, and fight against that wicked spirit which stands always sentinel to surprise us.

To dream you see the devil as he is drawn by painters! and poets, viz. black and hideous, with homsT claws, and a great tail, signifies torment and despair- To dream you see yourself with the devil, signifies gain.... The Complete Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The devil is a symbol of confusion, darkness, and death. Vision: Seeing the devil: you are either too preoccupied with negative thoughts or someone around you has a diabolical influence on you that is threatening your serenity. You are faced with temptations that could have serious consequences. Don’t give in—even if your own weaknesses make it hard for you to resist.

Depth Psychology: Satan is a symbol of a purely egotistical side of your unconscious, or of your fears, passions, rages, or hates. These energies always lead to internal and/or external conflicts and need to be redirected—the sooner the better.

If Satan appears in your dreams: while you reject some of these feelings, they are, nevertheless, reflected in what you do and how you behave (which you usually regret afterward). See Demon.... Dreamers Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Romanis say that it is a very good omen to dream that you see the dew on the early morning grass. It indicates that you will be lucky in love and that your life will always be happy.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The diadem or tiara in a dream often acknowledges the power of the feminine, or the ability to use the mental or intellectual abilities to obtain supremacy.

2- There is always a magical feeling or sense of wonder associated with the diadem, and it can be taken to represent the magical and unknown.

3- The diadem is perceived as an emblem of the Queen of Heaven and the circle of continuity. It often has twelve jewels which arc said to represent the Twelve Tribes of Israel.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: There is always a magical feeling or sense of wonder associated with the diadem or tiara, and it can be taken to represent the magical and unknown. In dreams as in real life it is felt to confer status.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Not always a positive symbol. 1.If you are alone holding diamonds in your hand, someone you care for very deeply could be turning cold towards you.

If someone gives you diamonds, however, a project that means a lot to you could bring money your way.

If other symbols in the dream imply happiness and contentment, the appearance of diamonds could add wealth to the equation. But if the rest of the dream is dark and ominous, diamonds could signify loss. When interpreting a dream containing diamonds, it’s important to remember that diamonds, however prized and beautiful, really are nothing more than cold, hard rocks.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Person of authority. You desire authority that you either do not have or that you have, but are not using. Consciousness is always demanded when the image of the dictator / ruler appears in the dream. And this awareness involves the ability for self-determination and self-control (you are the ruler of your own life). See King / Queen.

Like Chief, only stronger and more aggressive. Fear of the Other. Are you craving admiration? Compare with Admiral.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually we need to have access to the characteristics of the unconscious. It will always take effort to uncover such aspects and this is symbolized by digging. Excavating, perhaps in the form of an archaeological or other professional type of digging, would suggest a more structured approach.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dinosaurs are always fascinating, sometimes lovable, mostly dangerous, and they are alive only in our imaginations. Consider all of the details of the dream and try to tie these ideas to some aspect of your life.

The dinosaur, whether you have given it a positive or negative connotation, represents something from your past or an aspect of your personality that you have altered over time. Dinosaurs may represent old issues that have not been properly addressed and that continue to have the power to effect your life in the present.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

These are always dreams of contrary— it is a favourable dream for business people.... Mystic Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Something new or something you forgot is awaiting you. What has been discovered.7 These are always personal, often unknown, qualities.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

Having an independent, rebellious spirit that may not always express itself positivelv.

Purposely not heeding the voice of reason, especially your own intuitive nature, Higher Self, or subconscious.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- This symbol will largely have been replaced in dreams by modern technological symbols, but usually represents the feminine attributes and may also represent the passage of time.

2- Most symbols dealing with thread or weaving and spinning are to do with the creation of an intuitive pattern within our lives.

3- l ime, creation and fate have always been symbolised by the distaff.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Either exploring the depths of the soul, or trying to deny something. Diving is an image of flight. It also means regression into a pre-birth condition and a preparation for rebirth (a new beginning). Diving dreams always deal with an Adventure where the dreamer is surrounding himself with Water (emotions). Such experiences may be ecstatic or full of fear. In most cases, however, they are an image of liberation. After all, moving in water is easier than on land. See Fish, Submarine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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See Physician. Helper, healer, wise man, adviser, and leader. Symbol of the healing power residing in yourself, which you can trust. On the other hand, “Doctor” as a title points to the appearance that we would like to present to the outside world.

If that is the case, this is a message to seek your true self.

Folklore: In general, always speaks of a good omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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The animalistic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a vicious dog, denotes enemies and unalterable misfortune.

To dream that a dog fondles you, indicates great gain and constant friends.

To dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, denotes that you will be possessed of solid wealth.

To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall.

To dream of small dogs, indicates that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order.

To dream of dogs biting you, foretells for you a quarrelsome companion either in marriage or business. Lean, filthy dogs, indicate failure in business, also sickness among children.

To dream of a dog-show, is indicative of many and varied favors from fortune.

To hear the barking of dogs, foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more than likely to follow.

To see dogs on the chase of foxes, and other large game, denotes an unusual briskness in all affairs.

To see fancy pet dogs, signifies a love of show, and that the owner is selfish and narrow.

For a young woman, this dream foretells a fop for a sweetheart.

To feel much fright upon seeing a large mastiff, denotes that you will experience inconvenience because of efforts to rise above mediocrity.

If a woman dreams this, she will marry a wise and humane man.

To hear the growling and snarling of dogs, indicates that you are at the mercy of designing people, and you will be afflicted with unpleasant home surroundings.

To hear the lonely baying of a dog, foretells a death or a long separation from friends.

To hear dogs growling and fighting, portends that you will be overcome by your enemies, and your life will be filled with depression.

To see dogs and cats seemingly on friendly terms, and suddenly turning on each other, showing their teeth and a general fight ensuing, you will meet with disaster in love and worldly pursuits, unless you succeed in quelling the row.

If you dream of a friendly white dog approaching you, it portends for you a victorious engagement whether in business or love.

For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage.

To dream of a many-headed dog, you are trying to maintain too many branches of business at one time. Success always comes with concentration of energies.

A man who wishes to succeed in anything should be warned by this dream.

To dream of a mad dog, your most strenuous efforts will not bring desired results, and fatal disease may be clutching at your vitals.

If a mad dog succeeds in biting you, it is a sign that you or some loved one is on the verge of insanity, and a deplorable tragedy may occur.

To dream of traveling alone, with a dog following you, foretells stanch friends and successful undertakings.

To dream of dogs swimming, indicates for you an easy stretch to happiness and fortune.

To dream that a dog kills a cat in your presence, is significant of profitable dealings and some unexpected pleasure.

For a dog to kill a snake in your presence, is an omen of good luck ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The obvious meaning is stupidity. But also stubbornness, sexual energy, and vitality. (In the language of the 16th century, “driving an ass” meant to arouse the penis.) Today this symbol is seen differently, since the proverbial stubbornness of the ass can be seen as his strength. He follows his own sense and possesses a sense of what is his. And in the pursuit of his urges, the ass can also be very smart (urges are not always stupid!).

According to the 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus: if you see an ass that is carrying a load, a burden is removed from you.

The most widely read book of the Middle Ages, Physiologus, relates the ass to the custom of castration.

Folklore: Luck in love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A door, a portal, or a gate—all three are always a symbol of transformation, a threshold between two places.

Vision: Stepping through a door: a matter is resolving itself without the interference of others. Standing in front of a closed door: you still have not made contact with your neighbors.

If a man dreams about opening a door by force: he either wants to possess a woman completely or he is harboring violent tendencies.

A man slipping through a door is a sure sign of wanting to have an affair. See Gate, House.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are in a dormitory (a dorm room) represents the value you place on knowledge and education. You believe that you are always learning and not just in the classroom.

If you are currently a college student who live in a dormitory, then dreams set in a dorm room may just be a reflection of your current surroundings and holds similar meaning as a bedroom (look up the word Bedroom for more details).... My Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

To receive money in a dream without earning it, is always a bad sign.... Mystic Dream Book

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 Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A picture high level demonic attack • Dreams

Negative:

Because Dragons are mythological in nature, if you keep dreaming of dragons, it could mean that you have been getting into writings of this nature.

• Visions Negative: The devil is mentioned as a dragon in Scripture, so if you see a vision of a dragon, this speaks of high level demonic attack.

• Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

• If you always have visions of dragons and other such folklore, then I would say that you have opened up your heart to teachings and fables that are not of the Lord.

• You have contaminated your spirit and given the enemy a hold of your life. See also: Alien, Alligator, Demons.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sigmund Freud was the founder of modern therapeutic analysis of dreams. Freud encouraged clients to relax on a couch and allow free associations to arise in con­nection with aspects of their dream. In this way he helped the person move from the surface images (manifest content) of the dream to the underlying emotions, fantasies and wishes (latent content), often connected with early childhood. Be­cause dreams use condensation—a mass of different ideas or experiences all represented by one dream image or event— Freud stated that the manifest content was meagre’ compared with the ‘richness and variety’ of latent content.

If one suc­ceeds in touching the feelings and memories usually con­nected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.

Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplifica­tion (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.

In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.

The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.

If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream. It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.

dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually pri­vate areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new infor­mation to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self under­standing and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.

Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming ex­periments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a prob­lem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.

The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.

Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, busi­nessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pro­nounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the tech­niques in dream processing.

Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bed­room. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done some­thing he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’

dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been con­nected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consider­ation of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.

A lay person finding their own ap­proach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposi­tion, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Jo­seph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.

The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.

The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, some­times results in the communication of human personality be­ing of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical prob­lem or a brain malfunction.

If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.

In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.

The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.

An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amaz­ing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shim­mering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.

A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, de­mons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experi­ence. Nothing is impossible.

If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’

Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vi­sion, God, with many different names—politics, money, dev­ils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is diffi­cult. It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.

The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deep­est sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.

The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.

The unconscious mind, if its func­tion is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a pro­pensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the indi­vidual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.

If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.

For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.

The uncon­scious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.

The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.

The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.

If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.

If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.

It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and con­cepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible. It is a god in its achievement.

To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the differ­ence is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward. It is the spir­itual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.

For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.

dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).

The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).

The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The dream process was used much more widely throughout his­tory in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep move­ments).

Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.

The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.

A feature which people who use their dreams as a thera­peutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any impor­tant healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witness­ing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.

The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.

There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents. It is in the searching for associ­ated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unifica­tion of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.

The result is an extraordinary process of educa­tion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

DreamPedia

Dream Interpretation / Dream Dictionary / Dream Meanings Knowledge is power, so learn to understand the mysteries that are hidden in your dreams. Our dreams contain the messages we need to solve. Dreams come in many shapes and sizes, some vague, some detailed, some frightening, some inspiring. They all contain encoded messages aimed at improving your life. Once we uncover the mysterious symbols and images of our unconscious, we discover the secrets to a happier life. The dream interpretation world has its own language; a visual and symbolic language, filled with obscure clues and hidden meanings. Learn how to accurately decipher your dream experiences, using centuries-old folk wisdom.
Dreams really are, in the truest sense, a doorway: to greater self-awareness, knowledge, success, and the possibility of a rich, full life. Sounds great, but how do you open and walk through that door? You’ll see that there is an actual pathway, with clearly delineated steps, that can take you from wishful thinking about dreams to a reliable dream habit. You’ll find your previously mysterious, invisible inner life can be revealed on a regular basis to assist you in many useful ways. You’ll discover some specific benefits of an active dream life, familiarize yourself with the steps in the dream process, and fine tune your understanding of sleep and dream dynamics. This way, you can build motivation and enthusiasm, be aligned with the natural flow of dreams, and get out of your own way by becoming aware of what inhibits dreaming.
Symbols are the language of dreams, an intuitive shortcut your soul uses to talk to you. They convey a vast amount of encoded information that always pertains to your own process of living and evolving. Every symbol is somehow about you. In a typical dream scene composed of a group of symbols you can find clues to how you’re developing, what you want to create, how you need to heal, or how to make correct choices.
To truly understand what a symbol represents, you must feel into or merge into the symbol, pretend to be the thing, and speak from its point of view about what it knows. This way, you enter the direct experience of what it is to be a daisy, a polar bear, a set of lost keys, or a school bus. And the symbol comes alive. Once you become the symbol, it’s easier to see how the image is a part of you and your life process.
They have become the “interpreters supreme” when it comes to dreams.
It seems that most people remember their dreams. Not all, certainly, but the majority And, whether we realize it or not, dreams have a profound influence on our well-being. Scientists have proven that dreams are necessary; without them we would probably go insane! By examining our dreams, we are able to establish physical and mental needs to bring balance to our lives.
Modern science says that we spend between 25 percent and 50 percent of our sleeping time in the dream state. We have an average of six dream periods every night and each dream lasts anywhere up to forty minutes. Apparently if we didn’t have these dreams we would go crazy Most of them are from our unconscious mind, trying to get a message across to us for our own well-being. Who is to say they are wrong? That may be exactly what our unconscious mind is—proddings from the spirits.

The point is that if we are being given these messages for our own well-being, it would behoove us to try to understand them, to listen to the spirits.

The uncon¬scious, or the spirits, employ symbols with which we are familiar. They present the message using objects that per¬tain to our everyday life, the better that we may under¬stand what is being communicated. Sigmund Freud believed that the unconscious mind contains repressed material—wishes, thoughts, experi-ences—that the individual will not accept into the con¬scious mind. These things are therefore repressed and often disguised. Carl Jung called this repressed material the “Personal Unconscious.” He believed that there was also the “Collective Unconscious,” which contained elements from racial memories and experiences. Discover how to:

  • Recognize your dream cycles, Increase your ability to remember your dreams, Keep and use a dream diary, Notice your waking dreams, Uncover hidden messages in your dreams, Focus your dreams to solve problems or make decisions, Form a dream support group.

Dream Interpretation & an A to Z dictionary of symbols and their meanings helps you make sense of your dreams and harness them to increase your creativity, solve problems, find life purpose, and obtain accurate personal guidance.

A to Z Dream Dictionary and Dream Interpretation will help you become an expert dream interpreter. ... DreamPedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with. It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion. It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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It is always a good sign if you are concerned about your clothes in a dream. You will succeed in your plans.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of driving a carriage, signifies unjust criticism of your seeming extravagance. You will be compelled to do things which appear undignified.

To dream of driving a public cab, denotes menial labor, with little chance for advancement.

If it is a wagon, you will remain in poverty and unfortunate circumstances for some time.

If you are driven in these conveyances by others, you will profit by superior knowledge of the world, and will always find some path through difficulties.

If you are a man, you will, in affairs with women, drive your wishes to a speedy consummation.

If a woman, you will hold men’s hearts at low value after succeeding in getting a hold on them. See Cab or Carriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Always refers to your life’s journey, to the growth you have achieved. Here, particular emphasis is placed on your mobility. What kind of Vehicle are you using? How is the trip? Are you driving yourself or are you being driven? Check more closely Driving a Car, Train, Airplane, and Bicycle.

According to Freud, a symbol for intercourse.

According to analytical therapy, the analytical process itself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

This is an unfavorable dream if you are drunk on heavy liquors, indicating profligacy and loss of employment. You will be disgraced by stooping to forgery or theft.

If drunk on wine, you will be fortunate in trade and love-making, and will scale exalted heights in literary pursuits. This dream is always the bearer of aesthetic experiences.

To see others in a drunken condition, foretells for you, and probably others, unhappy states. Drunkenness in all forms is unreliable as a good dream. All classes are warned by this dream to shift their thoughts into more healthful channels. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Birds

1- As always, other circumstances in the dream mav indicate the true relevance of the symbol.

A toy duck may denote the childlike part of ourselves.

To be feeding the ducks may show some kind of therapeutic or calming activity- is important.

To be eating duck suggests a treat or celebration in store.

2- We mav need to allow the current of life to let us move rather than taking action ourselves.

3- The duck is said to be a symbol of superficiality, presumably because it floats on the water rather than in it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: As always, other circumstances in the dream may indicate the true relevance of the symbol.

A toy duck may denote the childlike part of ourselves.

To be feeding the ducks may show some kind of therapeutic or calming activity is important.

To be eating duck suggests a treat or celebration in store. Also consult the entry for birds.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of dusk, the transition time between day and night, represents that you in the twilight of your life, of your relationship or of a project that you’ve been working on. This time of day reflects wisdom, reflection, and hindsight that is always 20/20.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

This is a very favorable dream.

If the dwarf is well formed and pleasing in appearance, it omens you will never be dwarfed in mind or stature. Health and good constitution will admit of your engaging in many profitable pursuits both of mind and body.

To see your friends dwarfed, denotes their health, and you will have many pleasures through them. Ugly and hideous dwarfs, always forebodes distressing states. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The eagle is seen as the “king of the air”!

Vision: Dreaming about an eagle means that you are yearning— unconsciously—for freedom.

An eagle flying high in the sky: you have ambitious plans, and with courage and vision you will increase your independence.

The eagle catching prey: you feel physically inferior in the presence of a stronger person. Seeing an eagle in a cage: you are feeling restricted by friends or by your environment. Being attacked by an eagle: either you are in considerable danger or you are interfering with someone’s plans. Seeing an eagle land close to you: the impending death of a good friend.

If the eagle is sitting on top of your head, you can’t solve a current problem “in your head.”

Depth Psychology: The eagle is a symbol of freedom and always points to a tendency toward intellectual “flights of fancy.” If the eagle is flying high in the air: you want extraordinary intellectual powers; also far-reaching decisions are possible. See Bird.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: To have understanding. Also speaks of your ability to hear the voice of God. Positive: Ears speak of receiving into your spirit, the truth of the Lord.

To hear with your ears in Scripture means to have understanding.

• Luke speaks of the ability to understand in this passage: • Luke 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

Negative:

To see blocked ears or ears that cannot hear, means that the person in question has no understanding of the truth.

• Often in Scripture you will read how the Lord said, “Having 2ears, they did not hear...” speaking of the people’s inability to understand His instruction and parables.

• That exact meaning is clarified here: • Acts 7:51 You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers [did], so [do] you..... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Enormous event, severe emotional upset; often hinting at self-destructive energies. Sign of general insecurity.

According to Jung, always a blow to one’s point of view or convictions. Something confronting you can only be handled if you totally abandon your old convictions. In that sense, this dream symbol is always a sign of getting another chance and making a new beginning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

From the East comes awareness and enlightenment. See also the Bible story of the three wise men from the Orient.

The Sun rises in the East.

A dream about the East is almost always connected with a longing for higher consciousness, greater clarity, and better self-understanding.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Grounding, taking something in, being touched by sensual pleasures. In the widest sense of the word, it always points to emotional or spiritual food. What do you have to do to nurture your soul?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The egg is a symbol of the life to come, of growth.

Vision: Eating an egg is a good omen for a permanent relationship. Seeing a lot of colorful eggs means many children. Finding a nest full of eggs: expect extra money either in the form of a win or an inheritance. Dropping an egg: losses in the coming weeks. Having eggs thrown at you: people around you are going to attack you.

If you are the one throwing rotten eggs: you have done something wrong and it is going to boomerang.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about eggs are positive, because they always refer to your joy in life (unless the eggs are rotten). Beneath the eggshell are hidden your good and bad habits. Since the egg is also a symbol of rebirth, it could also be a sign of your own inner process of resurrection.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Places

1- Although perhaps less so now, as travel becomes easier, faraway places in dreams usually signify the exotic. Egypt in particular is always seen as magical or connected with ancient knowledge, though this may depend on the dreamer’s own knowledge of the country.

We are connecting with the magical and strange part of ourselves.

Egypt is a recognition of the hidden side of Self: the mysterious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Eight is always connected with Four—since it is the “double” of Four, and also seems to be a lucky number. Eight is the symbol of Saturn and is always connected with “Karma.” Fight-people are often misunderstood, but tend to be loners widi a tendency to fanaticism. They are often unfairly seen as emotionally cold and unapproachable, because the Eight does not like to show emotions. Eight-people are achievers, industrious, and dynamic, keeping an eye on success in every situation.

The sheer amount of energy they invest in their goals can turn into ruthlessness and combativeness.

In general, behind the number Eight might be elements of death and rebirth, the moving downward of the lower part so that the upper part can move upward. But the Eight may also be a symbol of the highest point of development from which something new can be created—because after reaching the summit, the old can’t develop any furdier.

The number Eight often stands for decay and procreation. See Saturn.

Eight-people have birthdays on the 8th, 17th, and 26th of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then woke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have re­frained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/tired afterwards. Anyway I awoke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any ejaculation. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual rela­tionship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep’ (Alan P).

The example shows how our sexual needs attempt to satisfy them­selves even though we may make a conscious attempt to deny them.

The ejaculation, male or female, shows the sexual na­ture of one’s dream, even if the symbols seem to have no obvious connection.

The attitudes in one’s dream also show something of our relationship to sex. This may be mechanical, fearful, loving, etc. Alan sees sex as a problem to be solved, and has difficulties around commitment. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Of all the domestic animals, the elephant is certainly one of the oldest known, if not the oldest. In Hindu mythology, Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is one of the deities associated with wealth. Therefore, unless the dreamer himself has a personal anathema towards elephants, dreaming of an elephant is always a harbinger of great good fortune.

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

My Dream Interpretation

To see a friendly-looking elf in your dream means you will always be held in high esteem by others. You will be blessed with good physical and mental health. Also, an elf can sometimes represent an aspect of yourself that is not fully developed or has been repressed.

To see a hideous or mean elf in your dream is a signal of distressing times.

To dream that a friend turns into an elf foretells good health and pleasurable social activities.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about email, indicates that you need to reach out to people who may not always physically be around. It could also suggest that you have been spending too much time in front of the computer and this has carried over into your dreams.

To dream of reading someone else’s email messages signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business. Perhaps you have recently stumbled upon some information that was not meant for your eyes.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

There is a level of human experience which is typified by intense emotional and physical response to life. Such emotions and bodily drives may remain almost entirely unconscious until touched by exploring our dream content in the right setting. When such feelings and bodily movements arise, as they do in dreams, we may be amazed at their power and clarity. See dream processing; sleep move­ments.

If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistoned. We therefore do not need to interpret them, sim­ply to acknowledge them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.

The images in a dream may be the way we unconsciously pictorialise our flux of feelings and the play of internal energy flows.

For instance love or sexual drive can give rise to physical movement—as in sexual intercourse. Repression of sex or love also represses such physical move­ments, leading to tension and conflict, which might be pre­sented in the drama of a dream.

Example: ‘I was with my wife, walking along a street, on holiday with her. But I felt awful tension. It was the son of stress I feel when I have turned off my sexual flow—as I have at the moment’ (Brian V). Brian can easily see the connection between the dream feelings and his everyday life, although sometimes we need to practise this. But the situation could as easily be expressed as a dream image of a blocked river.

The underlying feelings would then be less easy to grasp.

Example: ‘I was in a very ancient crumbling building, con­fronted by a large stone door, deeply engraved with many designs and creatures. I began to open the door and felt high feelings of anxiety. I realised this was an initiation and I must calm my feelings in order to pass beyond the door, i.e. if I were controlled by my feelings I would run away’ (Derek F). How we meet the emotions in our dreams illustrates our ha­bitual method of dealing with them.

The feelings of anxiety in Derek’s dream were met and moved beyond, but this is un­usual. This is because most of us change our direction as soon as there is a hint of fear.

The amount of nicotine and alcohol human beings consume suggests how poorly we meet anxiety. Going beyond fear or pain is an initiation which opens doors for us. We might now apply for the job, ask for the date, raise the issue, express the creativity, make the journey abroad, which anxiety previously kept us from. We see this in the next example: I had a ring on my marriage finger. It was a thin band of gold. I woke up frightened’ (Angela). Angela is not married and feels anxiety about the commitment.

Dreams give us a safe area to express emotions which might be difficult or dangerous to release socially. Anger in a dream may be expressing what we failed to express in a wak­ing encounter, or it might be our habitual response. It may also be directed against ourself. Dreams also contain many positive emotions. Sometimes they present a new aspect of feeling which is life enhancing.

A person who habitually felt at odds with her father and relatives experienced a dream in which she felt forgiveness for the first time. This was entirely new for her and led to a reconciliation with her family.

Some feeling states in a dream are subtle, and may be more evident in terms of the symbols than the feelings.

A grey drear environment suggests depression and lack of pleasure.

A sunny light environment with flowers and colour shows plea­sure and good feelings.

A country landscape depicts quite a different feeling state to a smoky busy city street. We can define these for ourself using the techniques described under dream processing.

Whatever feelings or emotions we meet in our dreams, many of them are bound to be habitual responses we have to life. Where these habits are negative we can begin to change them by working with the dream images as described in the last question under dream processing. See love; hostility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

This is not an auspicious dream. It implies depression in business circles and loss of employment to wage earners. It also denotes bodily illness.

To dream of being out of work, denotes that you will have no fear, as you are always sought out for your conscientious fulfilment of contracts, which make you a desired help. Giving employment to others, indicates loss for yourself. All dreams of this nature may be interpreted as the above. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of an ending represents completion, the culmination or achievement of a goal. You are realizing that there no such thing as an end, because in the life/death/life cycle of life, an end always precedes a beginning. You may be grieving the parting of ways between you and a loved one, but you can take heart in knowing that the love you share lives forever. See Break-Up.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have an enemy should always be taken as opposites, as this signifies the actions of a friend.

If an enemy wins out over you and you are in danger of much loss, then this is the sign that you have a good friend that will soon come to your aid in real life. If, in your dream, a friend comes to your aid and you lose out to your enemy, this will show that you have only yourself to look to for help with your real life problems.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream that you have an enemy should always be taken as opposites, as this signifies the actions of a friend.

If an enemy wins out over you and you are in danger of much loss, then this is the sign that you have a good friend that will soon come to your aid in real life. If, in your dream, a friend comes to your aid and you lose out to your enemy, this will show that you have only yourself to look to for help with your real life problems.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an evergreen symbolize that which is constant, forever, eternal, and everlasting, as in unconditional love. Perhaps your subconscious mind is giving you the message to appreciate and not take for granted the wonderful aspects of your life that are always there. See Tree.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Mystic Dream Book

See EXERCISE. In your dream you may not know why you feel Exhausted, but it is always a bad sign unless you recover fully in your dream.... Mystic Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: These are symbols of spiritual and intellectual insight.

Vision: Dreaming about blue eyes: either somebody is secretly in love with you or you are secredy in love with someone. Dark or brown eyes: prepare yourself for a disappointing romance. Dreaming about an eye illness (eye patch, eye injury, or blindness): you are unable to see a situation in your life clearly, or you have a problem facing the real truth.

An eye patch indicates that you can do your job even with your eyes closed! Visiting or seeing an ophthalmologist: you will soon see things as they really are. See Cross-eyed.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about eyes means you are too preoccupied with yourself.

The eye is considered the organ of light. Dreaming about eyes always has something to do with understanding life. Dreaming about an eye that is looking at you might be a warning from your conscience. Eyes by themselves are symbols of intelligence, spirit, alertness, and curiosity. Other events in the dream are important here.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of going on Facebook (or about a Facebook page that you do or don’t have in real life), it symbolizes that you need to reach out to people who may not always physically be around. This dream might also suggest that you are spending too much time on the computer in your waking life. Maybe it’s time to get outside more and take a break from the screen! If you dreamed of leaving a message on someone else’s Facebook , you may be put into an unpleasant situation.

If you dream of getting a new message on your Facebook , there will be a change in your affairs.

To dream of reading messages on - or hacking into - someone else’s Facebook page signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business. Perhaps you have recently stumbled upon some information that was not meant for your eyes.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

It is very common to dream about all kinds of faces. Strange faces and familiar faces alike are frequent images in our dreams. Interpret your dream by considering the face and the general content of the dream.

A stranger’s face could represent different parts of your personality or psyche. You think that you are seeing a stranger but in actuality you are seeing a different part of yourself. Jung said that the stranger is a part of you that comes from the unconscious.

A comic face may indicate that you have a conscious or unconscious need to mock or snub the conventional. Featureless faces suggest that you may feel unnoticed and unappreciated. On the other hand, some believe that the blank or unclear face represents a teacher. That is someone who is there to show and teach you a lesson but you are unprepared for it and the face is blank. Smiling faces are representative of happy thoughts and feelings and possibly anticipation of a joyful event in the near future. Always remember the compensatory nature of dreams and their ability to point to the opposite of what you experience in daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

It is always a bad omen if you see signs of collapse or illness in your dream, whether you are the sufferer yourself, or whether you tend someone who is ill.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a fairy, is a favorable omen to all classes, as it is always a scene with a beautiful face portrayed as a happy child, or woman. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a fairy in a dream always means good luck in personal matters and indicates that long-cherished, secret wishes finally will come true.

For single people this dream means an engagement is possible.

Depth Psychology: The fairy is an ancient symbol of love for the opposite sex. It also means religious or spiritual guidance.... Dreamers Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream that your lover is faithless to you this will mean that she or he will always be faithful.

To dream of faithless friends show they have you in high regard. This is a dream of opposites. Whatever the context take it the other way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A warning not to be such a realist. It might be better to just let go, as in Abyss, Cliff, Shot, Parachute, Flying, and be more open to something new. Also fear of being destroyed, as in Descent. Points to loss due to miscalculation on the part of the dreamer (see the myth of Daedalus and Icarus) or is a sign of unjustified euphoria and arrogance. This symbol often appears in dreams during times when a person has difficulty achieving orgasm and during acute midlife crisis.

Doubt and insecurity. You need to let go, as in Brook, Leaf, and Parachute. Dreams of falling often appear if you are in the process of transition to a new stage in life. Particularly when you are trying out something new, you will first, just as in the dream, fall flat on your face.

A falling dream happens again and again if you are fighting against your own limitations. It is very helpful to change falling dreams into flying dreams.

According to Freud, falling dreams are always sexual. In the case of women, the question revolves around giving in to erotic desires (fallen women). Freud has dealt with the symbol of falling extensively in his Interpretation of Dreams.... 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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

For city people this usually indicates a longing for a more natural and simpler life, similar to Field, Ear (of corn), Farm. This dream image almost always addresses a person’s productivity (in the widest sense of the word), because the farmer plants in order to reap. What do you have to do so that you can reap.7... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

We are confronted with many different fears in dreams, but they always refer to obstacles that are a mirror of our everyday—often unconscious—fears and insecurities. Nightmares often have physical causes; we have eaten too much, smoked too much, drunk too much alcohol. Often it is fear of illness (hypochondria), that needs to be overcome. It is important to determine what made you become frightened.

Usually, this is about literal fear, or about undoing a mistake. On the other hand, such a dream might also suggest letting go of unnecessary fears. Fear can escalate into nightmares, showing the way to personal development. Fear is also connected to being too narrow, and is usually a sign that the dreamer is in search of a more broad, liberated alternative to his or her present lifestyle.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The fig tree is always a symbol of fertility.

Vision: Eating figs means expectations and hopes in matters of love will be fulfilled soon. Seeing dried figs means your assets are shrinking. Someone is giving you figs: a friendly relationship becomes more intense. Seeing a fig tree: hold your sexual urges in check. You see one or several figs: you are longing for love.

Depth Psychology: The fig is a symbol of sexual needs and erotic adventures.

The fig leaf means innocence and chastity that you would like to parade in front of other people.

The fig tree warns you about one-sided desires for purely sexual gratification.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘Some three years ago I had constant dreams with my mother. We were nearly always in some son of argu­ment or fight’ (Maijorie B). Usually, as in the example, the dreamers anger or frustration; may express difficulties in re­gard to independence or self confidence; desire to hun an­other person, or damage their reputation.

Example: ‘I realised a door had been left open that should have been locked and I felt very vulnerable. Suddenly a sword of light appeared in my hand and a voice told me that it was my weapon to fight the evil’ (Mrs DE).

A fight also depicts, as in the example, fighting for our space; our values or honour, we may fight for survival, for our health, fight crime (resist criminal impulses); we may also feel attacked by another per­son’s opinions, assaulted by sexual desire; fight against de­pression; have a conflict over moral issues. See attack; war. Idioms: fight it out; fight like cat and dog; look for a fight. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Symbolizes a problematic way you deal with aggression. Behind it is almost always the wish to deal with aggression more effectively and more constructively. Contradictory thoughts and actions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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A desire for, or fear of, order and consistency. It appears frequently when life is chaotic. This image also points to emotional stress; much has accumulated. Pay attention to how thick or thin the file folder is. It might also be a sign of a compulsive personality, similar to Admiral. Do you always have to keep everything in perfect order? Or are you unable to keep order in your life? It could be either a case of your ego (your unconscious) raising its head, or a justifiable symbolic expression of the feeling that either the state (as father symbol) or an institution is placing limitations on you.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at filth: you want to distance yourself from something negative or from bad company—whatever it is, that’s a good idea—follow through! Sometimes dreaming about filth only means that you need to solve a problem. Watching someone step into filth: you will cause trouble for someone—unintentionally. Finding money in a filthy spot: hold on to your wallet—somebody wants to steal it.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about filth means you really believe you are dirty (physically or morally) or very plain (physically or spiritually).

If the dream is a sign of feelings of inferiority, seek professional help. But remember, dirt is not always negative (Earth, Manure, Mud) and is often an important symbol of personal growth.... Dreamers Dictionary

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A frequently occurring dream when fearing or yearning for inner fire or passion. Warning: Be careful, because here, it is always the fire of life that is being addressed. Either it is destroying something or it is giving a signal. Accumulated urges, as in Termination, Attack, Surf, Electricity, Defloration, Flames, Greed, Harem, Skin Rash, Wire (High-Voltage), and Hooker.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: In men’s dreams, a blazing fire is a symbol for a sexual high: his passions are on fire. Being afraid of fire means that he is afraid of total commitment. Enjoying watching a fire indicates a readiness to make a total commitment. Seeing a large fire without smoke: keep your passions in rherk.

A heavily smoking fire may mean bad luck. Putting out a fire: dashed hopes. Lighting a fire: meeting a new friend or having a romantic relationship. Dancing around the fire: a party with friends. Seeing a fire in a stove: happy news—a child might be on the way. Putting out a fire in a stove: a warning of impending illness. See Blaze.

Depth Psychology: Fire is a very important symbol. Be careful if you see a house on fire (the house always stands for the dreamer), it can mean an impending illness.

A brightly burning fire is a symbol of inner cleansing.

A fire indicates hot passion, ideals, and desires. Fire can purify or destroy indiscriminately. Are you consumed by passion? Did you feel “burned out” after the dream?... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Hearth; Stove) An iron cast stove or a fireplace in a dream represents a woman who comes from a powerful and a strong family.

If the stove or the fireplace is made from yellow copper or brass in the dream, then such a woman may have come from a house of a worldly and rich people.

A wooden fireplace in a dream represents hypocrisy in such a family.

If the fireplace is made of plaster in the dream, it means that such a family has associated itself with Pharaonic traditions or worship. Ifthe fireplace is made ofargillite or form sundried bricks in the dream, it means that someone in that family is a godly and a pious person.

A fireplace in a dream also represents a state, a government, joblessness or fleeing from one’s enemy.

If the fireplace or the stove is lit with no food to cook or water to boil over it in the dream, it means that the head of the household, the butler or the house keeper will become angry and infuriated by someone’s slander or backbiting. Ifthe cooking pot in the dream is interpreted to represent the wife, then the fireplace would represent her husband who faces the adversities and hardships of life. On the other hand, if the fireplace in the dream is interpreted to represent the wife, then the cooking pot would be her husband who is always sitting on fire.

If the fireplace or the stove is not lit in the dream, then it represents distress, worries and trouble, but if it is on, then it means fulfilling one’s needs and earning one’s livelihood through hard work.

A fireplace in a dream also represents one’s wife, his tools and instruments, his vehicle, or it could represent a place of gathering, one’s rank, a chair, light, a woman in childbed, a father, a mother, a pregnant woman, one’s shop or a helper.

A fireplace in a dream also could represent the month of January or the cold season.

If a bachelor sees a fireplace in a dream, it means that he will get married, and if he is married, it means that his wife will become pregnant.

If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent for his sins, for a fireplace is the abode of fire and fire in a dream represents fear, horror and guidance.

A fireplace in a dream also represents one’s stomach and the firewood in a dream represents alate heavy meal that will cause indigestion or confused dreams. (Also see Brazier; Firewood)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Angel, Ocean. Living life from the depths of the soul and emotions, because fish live in the depths of the sea. Feeling like “a fish in water”—being in one’s element. One feature of fish is their wholeness, since they live exclusively in water (the emotional sphere). Fish are usually voracious eaters and immensely productive. They have no eyelids, sleep with their eyes open, and are always attuned to the world around them. Some fish change their colors according to the circumstances. They are creatures of high sensibility, but they are also cold and can’t be held. In a broader sense, the symbolism of the astrological sign of the fish is also relevant here, where oceanic feelings, trust and mistrust, and the contradictions of willpower and self-defense are at issue. Also, chaos and the absurd belong here, as well as faith—including superstition and disbelief.

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

Mystic Dream Book

Ships at sea always form a bad omen, and it does not really matter what type of vessels they are ; of course, this does not apply to a shipwreck or other maritime disaster.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

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

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

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a flight attendant represent angelic assistance helping to make your journey to higher consciousness as smooth as possible. You are realizing that you are never alone, because divine assistance is always at hand. See Angel.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

External and internal foundation, personal attitude. Always refers to being grounded, as in Foot and Basement.

The floor can also be seen as a barrier between you and the ground. See Stone / Clay Floor.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Always a positive symbol. Joy and happiness, and perhaps a whole new life, lie ahead for the dreamer. Astrological parallel: Taurus, Virgo. Tarot parallel: The Sun.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: During childhood I leamt to fly in a long sequence of dreams. Each linked very clearly to the last. I would go to the nearby churchyard and in the beginning I would run along as fast as I could then jump and just manage to extend the jump by a great effon of will. In subsequent practices I managed gradually to extend the jump for many yards; and eventually I could skim along indefinitely.

The next stage though was to extend my height, and this took enor­mous effort of will and body. I made active swimming mo­tions and climbed, but only held altitude with great and con­stant concentration. With further practice still, this clumsy mode of flying was left behind as I leamt to use pure motiva­tion or will to lift me into the air and carry me easily and gracefully wherever I wished. At this stage my flying was swift, mobile and without struggle’ (Jason V).

The example illustrates how much will, effort and learning can be involved in flying in dreams. This aspect of flying connects with the gaining of independence and the expression of one’s poten­tial. We are all born into a certain paradigm or ‘reality’. At one time, part of the ‘reality’ for most Britons was that anyone without a white skin was a heathen or savage. At other times the reality’ has been that anything heavier than air could not fly. Meteors did not exist because theory discounted them. And so on.

To break free of such paradigms and from the gravity’ or hold our parental and social authority has on us to find a measure of emotional and intellectual freedom, takes the son of will, effort and learning depicted.

Flying expresses also the dealing with our internal influ­ences which hold us down, such as self doubt, anxiety, de­pression.

Example: ‘I was flying. I felt nervous at first that I would fall down, but not afraid. I soon became confident and felt very happy and wanted the sensation to continue. I was (lying over a building, could have been a small church, crematorium or graveyard but did not feel afraid or upset. When I woke I lay in bed and tried very hard to keep the feelings with me and, for reasons unknown, I do not wish to forget it’ (Mrs SM). In flying, Mrs SM is finding a way to look at death—the graveyard—which gives her a different viewpoint, a different feeling reaction to it, and she doesn’t want to lose that pre­cious newly learnt view. In their maturing process some peo- pie learn to see their thoughts and emotions as things they expenence rather than things they are, and this brings the sort of new viewpoint seen in the example.

Example: ‘I was in a building with a group of people. I was being chased and suddenly flew up in the air to escape my pursuers’ (Michael O). Learning independence, and the abil­ity to make decisions despite what others feel, may be done by ignoring our own feelings. This may be achieved by always keeping busy; never having quiet moments alone; filling empty periods with entertainment or company; smoking, drinking alcohol, taking sedatives or tranquillisers; ngid posi­tive thinking. Then, as Michael does in his dream, we fly from issues we are pursued by instead of resolving them. This may lead us to the extremes of being either rigidly materialistic, or as rigidly ethereal. In either case we lose contact with every­day human issues, and may begin to have the escape-type flying dream, or an out of body experience.

Example: 41 knew I could fly. I picked up one of the young women I felt love for and flew with her.’ Laughingly I felt like superman, and flew easily’ (Simon W). Flying alone occurs most frequently, showing the independent aspect of flying. But because it often involves our positive feelings of pleasure, flying may depict our sexuality, as above, especially aspects of it expressing freedom from social norms and restraints.

Example: ‘I was floating atop a tree near houses and a rising walkway. I was saying to people around the tree that I had found something wonderful. Reaching out my hand I told them they could join me if they accepted this possibility in themselves. Some thought it was a publicity campaign, but were enjoying the spectacle.

A few reached out and were im­mediately with me, until there were about six of us, men and women. We joined hands, experiencing a most amazing sense of well-being. Then we slowly and effortlessly flew to a great height, leaving a trail of coloured smoke which could be seen for miles. It was to demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit. We then descended and were going somewhere else to show others’ (Margareta H). Transcendence is also depicted by flying.

The tree is Margareta’s personal life. She is at the growing tip, transcending, leaving behind her past. Being high in flight, on a hill or mountain also represents the action of seeing our life as a whole, having a sense of our overall direc­tion and destiny, our essential self. This frequently gives rise to the drive to give of one’s best to others, as Margareta does in leaving behind a sign—the spire of colour.

Some researchers believe flying dreams often precede lucid dreams. See lucid dreams; out of body experience. See also Hill; mountain. Idioms: fly by night, flying high; send flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: When men dream about flying, it usually indicates their need for freedom. It also indicates cravings for sexual thrills.

Vision: Enjoying the flight means past events or situations have been successfully dealt with. Feeling anxious or pursued by something or someone could be a sign of physical illness (have your heart and circulatory system checked!). Flying high above other people: you have “high-flying” plans that you cannot always carry out. Flying low above the ground means playing it safe in life. Flying over land and oceans means you want total freedom.

If you are married, it may mean you want a divorce.

Depth Psychology: Flying has many different meanings: sexual cravings, a better understanding about the past and insight into the future, or a wish to be lifted above the “demeaning” aspects of everyday life. Flying always is an uncertain undertaking because you are leaving the “ground” of reality. Hopefully, you will not fall back down to earth too harshly!... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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

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

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Ealing and Nourishment

1- Food signifies a satisfaction of our needs whether those are physical, mental or spiritual. It is something we might take or arc taking into ourselves. Frequent dreams about eating suggest a great hunger for something.

2- Our need or enjoyment of food fulfils certain psychological needs.

The meanings of various foods are as follows; Bread We are looking at our experiences and our basic needs. Cake This signifies sensual enjoyment. Fruits Represent in dream form the fruits of our experience or effort, and the potential for prosperity. “I”he colour can also be significant (see Colour). Ham/Cured Meat Our need for preservation is represented by cured meats. Meals Depending on whether we are eating alone or in a group, meals can indicate acceptance and sociability. Meat Physical or worldly satisfaction or needs are shown often in dreams as meat. Raw meat can supposedly signify impending misfortune. Milk As a basic food, milk will always signify baby needs and giving to oneself. Onion The different lavers of oneself arc often shown as an onion (also see individual entry). Sweets These tend to represent sensual pleasure. Vegetables Vegetables represent our basic needs and material satisfaction. They also suggest the goodness we can take from the Earth and situations around us.

The colour may also be important (See Colour).

3- Spiritual Sustenance.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Food in dreams always symbolizes spiritual sustenance – what we need to continue on our journey through life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Leg. Your own point of view. Independence (to stand on your own feet). Always a symbol for being grounded, as in Basement and Floor. According to Freud, phallic symbol.

Astrology: Sign of the Fish.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The human foot represents being connected to the earth.

Vision: If you are running barefoot: come back to reality and become more “earthbound,” real, and sensitive. See Going Barefoot.

If your feet are dim*: vou have a bad conscience—unburden yourself. Washing your feet: an uncertain situation is clearing up—the small detour you made was very therapeutic.

If you have fractured your foot: unexpected obstacles and misadventures are blocking your progress. Dreaming of having very big feet: you might buy a house—but be careful with your money. Dreaming of having very narrow feet: life is difficult, you are exhausted.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about moving feet (walking, running, etc.): you are determined not to walk away from life’s difficulties. Feet always symbolize the “foundation” of your life: your convictions, principles, and values. It is important in which direction the feet are running—Left (the feminine, intuitive, irrational, emotional) way, or Right (the everyday life, logical, “right”) way, or if either foot is missing.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Other, the foreigner.

The dreamer must deal with the confrontation of something new.

A foreign country always is the “foreign land” within ourselves.

A trip abroad and vacation when overworked. What does the foreign land symbolize to you?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

If the foreign country was one that you have either been to and loved, or always wanted to visit, this is a sign that the attainment of your heart’s desire is closer than you think. It also means that you should keep working on it and not be discouraged in spite of any setbacks.

If the foreign country is strange, or the people unfriendly, or if it’s a country where violence, war, and other unfavorable situations are occurring, then something or someone in your life is leading you into strange and unfamiliar territory which could at the very least make you uncomfortable. Think twice before allowing yourself to be tempted into circumstances that you know nothing about.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Trees and Wood

1- Dreaming of forests or a group of trees usually means entering the realms of the feminine.

A forest is often a place of testing and initiation. It is always something to do with coming to terms with our emotional self, of understanding the secrets of our own nature or of our own spiritual world.

2- The dark or enchanted forest which very often appears as an image in fairy tales is a threshold symbol. It is the soul entering the areas it has never explored before, and is looking at having to work with intuition and with one’s own ability to sense and feel what is going on around us. We may find that it has a lot to do with being lost (see Ijost) and unable to find direction.

3- The psyche.

The Feminine.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of forests or a group of trees usually means entering the realms of the feminine.

A forest is often a place of testing and initiation. It is always to do with coming to terms with our emotional self, of understanding the secrets of our own nature or of our own spiritual world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

You are in a race to get to the finish line. Remember it is the tortoise that always finishes first; haste makes waste. See Car, Race and Competition.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are in a fort, especially if you are defending it from attackers, means that you are always having to be on guard and constantly defending yourself.

To dream that you attack and take a fort, signifies victory over your enemies.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol of wholeness, according to Jung.

The four seasons, the phases of the moon, the four directions on a compass, particularly also the four elements—fire, air, earth, and water—the four limbs, the four functions of the conscience. Four creates order in chaos. It is the symbol for becoming whole and becoming one, in contrast to Multiplicity.

For some Native Americans four is a holy number, the number for everything beautiful (for instance, in some traditions a prayer must be spoken four times). In alchemy the process of transformation happens in four stages. According to legend, the river in paradise separates into four rivers.

According to Jung, four always points out that we are on the way to becoming what we really are. Four symbolizes completeness and totality: the four temperaments and, in Christianity, the four directions of the Cross and Christ surrounded by four apostles.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Boa tells the story of a man who told his analyst he had dreamt of Red Rooster—a cartoon character used in American national parks. Red Rooster is bossy and tells peo­ple to keep their litter and cigarettes.

The analyst asked the man if he recognised Red Rooster in himself. After some thought he said no, he couldn’t see he was like that.

The analyst suggested he go and ask his wife if she could see Red Rooster in him. He did this and was astonished when she said she could. After a few minutes of his attempts to suggest she was mistaken, she suggested he ask each of his three children. He took each one aside and was amazed when each said that of course they could see Red Rooster in him. He was always bossing people around and being authoritative. Red Rooster was his Shadow. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of freedom symbolize a desire for a reprieve, to fly, move away from all responsibilities or ties that bind; you are seeking an escape. Keep in mind that you are the only one that holds the keys to set you free. This dream is a reminder and an affirmation that your soul is always free.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

The shape of the tadpole looks similar to a young fetus, thereby symbolizing fertility- and fecundity.

Egyptian: Rebirth or figurative renewal in some area of your life.

Shamanic: A messenger regarding matters of health. Alternatively, a charm against any figurative bad weather coming your way.

Transformation and perspective.

The frog prince of fairy tales reminds us that things are not always as they seem.

In China, frogs represent the ultimate Yin principle, healing, and business prosperity.

Ancient Greece: A portent of harmony between lovers.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Dreaming about fruit is usually a sign that new plans are in the making.

Vision: Eating fruit: your hopes of finding love are going to be fulfilled. Eating sweet fruit: a project is going well. Eating bitter or sour fruit: expect problems to affect a certain matter. Rotten fruit: your love relationship leaves you dissatisfied. Seeing many different kinds of fruit: an argument will be resolved to your satisfaction. Looking at a display of fruit in a grocery store: attractive business transactions are in the making. Offering or selling fruit: you are trying hard to win someone s approval. Picking fruit always indicates positive changes in relationships. Picking fruit off the ground: small efforts will bring great rewards. Holding a fruit basket: you are afraid your partner will reject you.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about fruit are often about sexual needs and are a good sign for new plans and romantic relationships. They also indicate rewards for past efforts. Rotten fruit, on the other hand, always means adversity.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Ripe fruit is a picture of maturity.

• Fruit also speaks of prosperity and nourishment. It is a lovely picture of partaking of the blessings of the Lord.

• In addition it is a picture of the fruition of the things that you have worked so hard at. This fruit can be both good or bad, depending on the work.

• Positive: Spiritual Maturity • Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the spirit is [agape] love, joy, peace, patient endurance, kindness, goodness, faith, • Seeing tasty fruit speaks of spiritual maturity and the final stage of a good season.

• Reward of Your Hard Work • Seeing fruit on a tree is a picture of your reward for all your labor. As you have worked hard and pushed through the winter and storms, you are now at a place where you are ready to reap the fruit of all your work.

• Seeing whole fruit is an indication that you have reached your destination and completed your task.

• I have often seen fruit on trees where the Lord has told me to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

• Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

• The Condition of Your Spirit • What you put into your spirit will always bear fruit.

If that fruit is good, it is a reflection of walking in the spirit and doing things God’s way.

• What comes out of your mouth is what you have put in.

• Proverbs 12:14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the reward of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.

• Your Disciples and Children • Psalms 127:3 Lo, children [are] a heritage of the LORD [Yahweh]: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.

• If ever you want to know what is inside a person, simply take a look at their kids and disciples. What they try to hide, those that received from them will not.

• Our children and disciples are a picture of the ‘fruit that remains’ that John speaks about in John 15:16

Negative:

Rotten fruit speaks of a curse in your life. Even though you worked hard, now when it comes to reaping, it seems as though everything is stolen from you.

• This is a very good picture of a spirit of theft manifesting in your life. There is good news though! You can overcome this work of the enemy. And the Lord will restore to you all that the locust has stolen.

• Luke 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit.

For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

• If you see a picture of rotten fruit with regards to others, it means that there is a contamination in their spirits and to be wary of receiving from them.

See also:

Apple, Basket, Bud, Trees, Vine.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of having fun and frivolity are about a desire to connect with your spirit and to take yourself lightly. Perhaps this dream illustrates a desire to return to youth. Keep in mind that fun is rarely about circumstances and always about your state of mind, and it is ever available.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of fungus represent that you have been neglecting certain aspects of your well being. Perhaps you have been indulging in negative, -deprecating thought forms or relationships. This dream is also showing you that life continues to emerge even from decay. Such dreams are about the life/death/life cycle, the fact that nothing ever dies, and that there is always a growth opportunity hidden with all things that appear to be maligned.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a fur coat: even good habits are not always properly appreciated by others. Wearing a fur coat: other people’s efforts and hard work might give you a big win or good profits. Lying on a fur: your life right now is very comfortable; you don’t need to work very hard. Receiving a fur coat as a gift: you will soon either marry for money or start a new business relationship.

Depth Psychology: See Animals, Mink.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Hanging up your burden. Or if you are being hanged, extreme danger. Drastic, ancient symbol for punishment; however, it need not always be a nightmare. It could be a relief.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Field.

The garden is the place where our soul joins nature. It symbolizes longing, fertility, and a satisfying love life.

A place of harmony and relaxation (as well as sin, as in the “Garden of Eden’), a place to become grounded and a place of civilized nature, corresponding to a “civilized” inner life. It is the domestic, fenced-in area in contrast to the untamed Field, or even Forest. Stepping into a garden is like retreating from the harshness of the outside world, looking for protection and relaxation. In Egypt the garden has always been the symbol for woman. According to Freud, female sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of climbing up to a garret shows that you will find it easier to better your way of life and your finances.

An upward movement is always a good omen while a downward movement is usually an omen of ill.

To find yourself in a garret shows that you need to curb your vanities.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

From a spiritual point of view, gems and jewels have always had esoteric significance.

The understanding and use of gems and jewels can greatly enhance personal development. In most dreams it is the better-known stones which appear, but when the lesser-known ones are seen, there is much benefit to be gained by learning more on a conscious level. Many stones have healing properties.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Its obvious meaning concerns sexuality. On the other hand, every actual sexual image points to the present situation of the dreamer. Often other energies, like love or fear, power and money express themselves in the form of sexual symbols. Freud makes a very clear distinction between genital sexuality and general sexuality. On one hand, he took a broader view: “First, sexuality is freed from a much too narrow connection to the genitals and seen in a much wider sense as a pleasure-seeking bodily function, which is only secondarily put to the service of procreation. Secondly,” Freud continues in his Self Portrait, “sexual stirrings are all those merely tender and friendly emotions for which our language coined the many-faceted word 4Love.”’ What this means is that, for Freud, sexuality is pleasure-seeking, all-encompassing, and expressed by the whole body, internally and externally. He was of the opinion that sexual urges and the tender feelings of love are connected and that one part is not to be withheld at the expense of the other. In that sense it is a question of “separating sexuality from the genitals,” of sensuality, of saying goodbye to the notion of “always searching for one part only,” when so much more is worth having. At the same time, Freud emphasizes the difference between general, unorganized sexuality and genital sexuality. It is only in the genital phase that “the full expression” of all drives / urges (and not only part of them) is achieved. See Erection, Intercourse, Sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Here, it usually means the so-called “spirit of life,” which makes up a distinctly human life. In addition, it might possibly point to unused or wrongly applied intellectual activities or actions. You are chasing a phantom. This is a warning against illusions and wrong insights. Creatures from the world of fairy tales are always somewhat frightening. They may be helpful or have bad intentions. Ghosts are often an expression of guilt feelings and pangs of conscience.

If these images appear continually and are frightening, seek professional advice.

The task connected with these dream images is often to find a better understanding and a more creative use of your intellectual powers.

According to Freud, they appear most often as women (in a white nightgown).

Folklore: Times of troubles are ahead.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Receiving a gift can mean either a lucky break or a betrayal - a warning of “Greeks bearing gifts” - depending on the circumstances and/or other symbols in the dream.

Giving a gift, however, is always a symbol of happy times ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The goat stands for being alert and listening attentively. Vision: Watching goats at play: try not to be too boisterous or foolish. Watching goats being milked: modesty will serve you well in a coming situation. Listening to goats: it does not matter how hard you try—someone will always find something to complain about.

Depth Psychology: The female goat is a symbol of patience, modesty, amiability, and the ability to resolve challenging situations without difficulty.

The goat—as the sacrificial lamb—is also a sign of the sacrifices you have made in your life. Which description—modesty or martyrdom—fits your present situation?

See Billy Goat. ... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are praying: your faith is growing stronger.

If you see God or speak to him: you are receiving advice “from above” and would do well to act on it.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about God always convey valuable insights and are a promise of help.

The dreams can be important road signs for your journey through life, promising harmony and abundance. God is the source of all there is and a symbol of the desire to live in harmony with all creatures, but God appearing in a dream might also be a sign of guilt feelings that we want taken awav. It also indicates our desire for more wisdom.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Gold stands for wealth, power, pride, luxuries, fame, elegance, festivities.

Dreaming about numbers often reveals connections to past or future events. Numbers can mean a birth date, house number, or the number of a year. They always refer to important events—or our unconscious would not use them as reminders. Numbers are also visionary inspirations that we can use playing the lottery or other number-games.

And last but not least, each individual number has its own profound meaning that has been interpreted by numerology and the Kabala and are categorized as follows:... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of good bye signify completion, leaving, fulfillment, nostalgia; dealing with issues of attachment. You’ve come to the end of an interaction. Perhaps you are in a transition between one chapter of your life and another, and you dealing with issues of completion and closure. Take heart in knowing that the end is always the beginning of something new.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Saving goodbye to others in a dream: take a step back for a while and examine your relationship with them. At the same time, this dream may also be a sign that you will always find new friends. Saying goodbye to your parents: they might be worried or ill. Saying goodbye to a stranger: your problems will soon be over.

Depth Psychology: A goodbye is always a sign of a new beginning. Was it a sad farewell or one that brought relief? From what or from whom would you like to separate at this time?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A man dreaming about gooseberries: you either have a very combative wife or you will marry one.

A woman dreaming about gooseberries: you are either unhappy in your marriage or your spouse is very aggressive. Picking or earing gooseberries: patience in your love relationship will pay off.

Depth Psychology: Gooseberries are always an indication of conflict in love relationships. They are usually short-lived.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dreaming of this gentle, kindhearted animal almost always signifies a new friendship, or the reaffirming of an old friendship. Even if the gorilla appears to be on the rampage, this is still a positive symbol.

A gorilla that is angry or upset merely indicates minor misunderstandings with a friend.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A dream about government is always a symbol of your belief that you will either live peacefully (if your government makes wise decisions) or in conflict (if your government makes bad or thoughtless decisions). See Town Hall.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Another symbol of Earth’s bounty. Dreams of grain are almost always harbingers of prosperity and happiness, unless the grain is burning or spoiled. In that case, a setback could be in the works, but still, grain is such a positive symbol that the setback in question should be easily resolved.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To dream of a grandmother, or puri dai as the Gypsies call her, means that you are in need of help and advice.

The grandmother is the “old wise one’ of the family. She is always consulted when big decisions are to be made that affect the whole tribe. If, in your dream, she gives you advice . . . follow it! She will not be wrong.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A picture of prosperity and abundance. Positive: Grapes were always used in scripture as a picture of God’s prosperity. When • the spies went into the Promised Land, they brought back a huge bunch of grapes to show the fertility of the land and its treasures. (Num 13:24) • Grapes are only as good as the soil they are grown in.

If the soil is good, then the fruit will be good as well.

• To dream of ripe grapes means that your spiritual life is in order and that the fruit of your spirit is good.

• It also means that your feet are planted in the right place now and that the Lord is going to bless you in this land that He has given you. This can speak of your ministry or of your business and financial land.

Negative:

On the other hand, sour grapes have a number of meanings. Firstly it means that what is coming out of you is not pleasant.

• It means that the land that you are in right now (be it spiritual or natural) is not right and it is producing sour grapes.

• Jeremiah 31:30 But every one will die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth will be set on edge.

• Although you were expecting prosperity or blessing, you are getting quite the opposite.

• This is a warning dream or vision and the Lord is telling you that where you are right now in your spiritual life is not good. There is contamination present through sin.

• Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine [is] of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes [are] grapes of gall, their clusters [are] bitter:

See also:

Fruit, Vine, Wine.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Green grass always augers success in any enterprise you may select, and dead or burned grass means failure. Planting grass, and helping it grow, shows you will have great financial gains brought about by your own effort and hard work.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

Green grass is always a good omen in connection with any enterprise in which you may be engaged.... The Complete Dream Book

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Green grass always augers success in any enterprise you may select, and dead or burned grass means failure. Planting grass, and helping it grow, shows you will have great financial gains brought about by your own effort and hard work.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

The Complete Dream Book

This dream is always a prediction of misfortune. It signifies loss, whether from death or other causes, and at best it is a warning to avoid even the appearance of evil.

A dream of digging a grave is a prediction that a close friend will leave you.... The Complete Dream Book

The Language of Dreams

(see Color)

Growth, health, and rejuvenation as the color most strongly associated with the season of spring. Take care, however, that growth is always tempered with conscientious pruning to yield more fruit.

A need to emphasize, or reconnect with, the natural world regularly in your life.

A manifestation of jealousy or spite (e.g., the “green-eyed monster’).

Feeling that it is the right time to move ahead with your plans (e.g., “getting a green light”).

Moldy, rotting green represents the things you’ve neglected in your life.

If a light green color is dreamt of in a stone, this symbolizes having strong faith and godly devotion.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Green has always stood for vegetation, nature, and growing (deep green in astrology relates to Taurus, ruled by Venus). Green reminds us of spring; only a “poison” green is ugly. When the green color in the dream is stark, it refers to overwhelming emotions (is hope all you have in your life?). Green is the color of sensitivity. Dreaming about this color frequently means that we need to pay attention to a more natural lifestyle.

Color Therapy: Green is growth, connection to nanire, and innocence. Dark green calls up a negative attitude toward life, exhaustion, breathing difficulties, tension, sleep disorders, troubles, cancer, and paranoia.

Depth Psychology: Green relaxes, refreshes, is friendly, represents nature, hope, vitality, self-confidence, and contentment.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of being a guest, then this dream is about how comfortable you are receiving.

If you are the host to a guest you are the provider of the space. There’s always a bit of mystery and guesswork in dealing with a guest, which represents that you are feeling stiffness, awkwardness, formality and hospitality in your own home.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A character that offers you advice or who appears to be an authority figure or just someone with a smile that may not particularly fit into dream is most likely one of your guides.

For instance you dream of coming out of an undesirable house where there are shadowy people cooking raw stakes that remain raw even after cooked and are intended for you to eat, and you are a vegetarian. Suddenly and out of context to the rest of the dream you find yourself in the outside of the house and getting onto a bus with your best friend, the bus is not moving, but you feel relieved not to be around the cooks. You specifically notice and remember the bus driver, but he/she does not seem to be playing a part of your dream subject – which is you and your friend on a bus that is not moving.

The driver is your guide here. You were taken from an unpleasant dream that you got involved with in the psychic plain by your guide and put in a protected area, the bus.

The guide realizes that things experienced in the psychic realm can be designed to cause you problems in the awaken state and even cause unpleasant physical manifestations to occur. Most likely your guide will also take an opportunity such as this to give you a message.

A guide will always be kind and loving to you or sometimes just silent but always positive.

A guide can be just a voice you hear.

The voice will be a pleasant rather than an unpleasant or frightening one. This is not to say it can’t be a stern and authoritive voice if that is what you need to get the message being given. Government-Control, internal and external law making and enforcing.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a guru represent that you are connecting with your wisdom, guidance, higher knowing, and you are realizing that you always have the answers to your questions and challenges.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Getting caught in a hailstorm: disputes with relatives, family members, or people who are out to hurt somebody. Observing a hailstorm from a distance: financial losses in the near future or a separation.

Depth Psychology: Hailstorms are always a sign of dissatisfaction, or a warning about family disputes or material losses. When worries and problems come “down like a hailstorm,” its time to let go of the matter or person, or to seek shelter (or look for protection or help) from others. See Storm.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Baldness, Beard.

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Hair is considered a man’s finery and a woman’s veil.

Vision: A man getting a short haircut indicates his fear of subjugation and repression. Dreaming diat he has lost all his hair: fear of becoming impotent. Seeing himself with long hair: he wants more independence and freedom—from moral as well as sexual taboos. Dreaming about a woman with beautiful hair (dark or red): he wants to find a sexually vibrant partner.

For a woman dreaming of losing her hair: she is afraid of losing energy; she also might feel physically and mentally overextended. Dreaming about a haircut: fear of losing her good reputation and also a sign of repressed feelings of sexuality. Dreaming about unkempt hair: being sexually careless and unsafe. Carefully groomed hair: she is disciplined in sexual matters. Hair falling out: losses are imminent.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about hair might point to sexual needs, or to sensuality in general. Are you trying to hide your tendency for “splitting hairs” or overemphasizing your intellect? Beard, underarm hair, or pubic hair always indicates sexual urges. Or are you facing “a hairy situation” right now?... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Public or dance hall: how you relate to groups or the public; meeting sexuality, a place of initiation, maturing be­yond old habits, ways of life and views—perhaps because civic ceremonies such as marriage, trials, social rewards, take place in hall-like environments.

Hallway: the way one meets other people or allows them into one’s life or intimacy, the receptive female reproductive function, connecting link with aspects of oneself. Example: ‘I find myself in the entrance hall of a very large house.

The hall is very large with curved staircases at either side meeting at the top to form a balcony. There is nobody about and I am frightened. I stan to walk up the stairs but then find myself hiding in the roof with very little space above my body’ (Mrs B).

The hall is probably Mrs B’s childbearing ability and her image of herself as a woman.

The words ‘little space above my body’ suggest her main area of life has always been her childbearing function or physical attractiveness as a woman, and she had not developed her mental self. See also corridor; white under colour. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘1 dream insects are dropping either on me from the ceiling of our bedroom, or crawling over my pillow. My long-suffering husband is always woken when I sit bolt upright in bed, my eyes wide open and my arm pointing at the ceiling. I try to brush them off. I can still see them—spiders or woodlice. I am now well aware it is a dream. But no matter how hard I stare the insects are there in perfect detail. I am not frightened, but wish it would go away’ (Sue D). Sue’s dream only became a hallucination when she opened her eyes and continued to see the insects in per­fect clarity.

A hallucination can be experienced through any of the senses singly, or all of them together. So one might have a hallucinatory smell or sound.

To understand hallucinations, which are quite common without any use of drugs such as alcohol, LSD or cannabis, one must remember that everyone has the natural ability to produce such images. One of the definitions of a dream according to Freud is its hallucinatory quality. While asleep we can create full sensory, vocal, motor and emotional expenence in our dream. While dreaming we usually accept what we experience as real.

A hallucination is an experience of the function which produces dreams’ occur­ring while we have our eyes open.

The voices heard, people seen, smells smelt, although appearing to be outside us, are no more exterior than the things and images of our dreams. With this information one can understand that much classed as psychic phenomena and religious experience is an encoun­ter with the dream process. That does not, of course, deny its imponance.

There are probably many reasons why Sue should experi­ence a hallucination and her husband not. One might be that powerful drives and emotions might be pushing for attention in her life. Some of the primary drives are the reproductive drive, urge towards independence, pressure to meet uncon­scious emotions and past trauma and fears, any of which, in order to achieve their ends, can produce hallucinations.

A hallucination is therefore not an ‘illusion’ but a means of giving information from deeper levels of self. Given such names as mediumship or mystical insight, in some cultures or individuals the ability to hallucinate is often rewarded so­cially.

Drugs such as LSD, cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, pey- ote and opium can produce hallucinations. This is sometimes because they allow the dream process to break through into consciousness with less intervention.

If this occurs without warning it can be very disturbing.

The very real dangers are that unconscious content, which in ordinary dreaming breaks through a threshold in a regu­lated way, emerges with little regulation. Fears, paranoid feel­ings, past traumas, can emerge into the consciousness of an individual who has no skill in handling such dangerous forces. Because the propensity of the unconscious is to create images, an area of emotion might emerge in an image such as the devil. Such images, and the power they contain, not being integrated in a proper therapeutic setting, may haunt the indi­vidual, perhaps for years. Even at a much milder level, ele­ments of the unconscious will emerge and disrupt the person’s ability to appraise reality and make judgments. Un­acknowledged fears may lead the drug user to rationalise their reasons for avoiding social activity or the world of work. See ESP and dreams; dead lover in husband under family. See also out of body experience.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The hammer indicates trying to accomplish something by force. With more sensitivity you would have reached your goal long ago—and done so without difficulty (that is particularly true for men!).

Vision: Somebody showing you a hammer: you are absolutely correct, but are forced to defend your position. Working furiously with a hammer: you are very angry right now, but you can manage the present situation.

Depth Psychology: The hammer is a symbol of power and influence. In a man’s dream it is often a sign of thoughtless insistence on having sexual needs met.

The dream is always a warning to curb negative attitudes.... Dreamers Dictionary

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

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Traditionally, if you dream of being really happy you need to look around you to make sure that you are not overlooking anything (including your health). Dreaming of happy children is always a good omen.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Consciousness, a person s wealth. Mind and reason.

The head almost always wants to rule. Ask yourself if you are repressing your intellect or using it at the expense of other functions—the emotions, for example. Or are you trying to go “headfirst through the wall” Is it wise to Lose your head, or is it best to prevent that from happening.

Ancient Indian dream interpretation speaks about the need to be a ruler. According to Freud, the head is a symbol of masculinity. According to Jung, it is the archetypal symbol of self.

ASTROLOGY: The head is ruled by Aries.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a hearse indicates that we are probably recognising that there is a time limit, either on ourselves or on a project we are connectcd with. Often we need to come to terms with our feelings about death on order to understand ourselves.

2- We may be aware that a part of ourselves is no longer ‘alive’ and it is better to let it go rather than resurrect it.

3- A hearse will always symbolise death, but it can also mean an ending of some sort.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A hearse will always symbolize an ending of some sort, not necessarily death itself but the carrying away of material or physical aspects of life for we no longer need them. We may be aware that a part of ourselves is no longer ‘alive’ and it is better to let it go rather than resurrect it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a hedgehog indicates vigilance to things that happen to you and around you. This can cause you to be defensive and hurt yourself and others. Sometimes seeing a hedgehog is interpreted as losing one’s soul. Make sure you are always in touch with your feelings and open your mind and heart to people.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing your own heel: you are afraid that other will discover your weaknesses. Your heel is injured: your weaknesses are already- exploited by others.

Depth Psychology: We always try to hide our “Achilles’ heel” from others. What is your most vulnerable point? See Foot.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

According to Jung, herbs are always connected to healing.

The herb is the alchemist’s elixir, the universal medicine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Mystic Dream Book

Fish are always good omens; you may expect success in business, but you will have to work steadily in order to secure it.... Mystic Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a large expanse of water in a dream means that earthly desires are taking a backseat for the moment. Watching waters rise or being in die water at high tide: you are seriously distressed and worried. Watching high tide with large waves coming in suggests that you make a long-overdue decision now—or suffer the consequences. Watching the tides come and go is a reminder that life and fortunes always change! See Low Tide, Water.

Depth Psychology: High tide represents an emotional eruption, like a surge of love, or fear, or a shock, etc. Any of these things may happen or you may have just experienced one of them. See Flood.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

On life’s journey, are you moving along fast, or are you stuck in a traffic jam? Are you rushing or taking a leisurely trip? As a traffic symbol, as in Driving a Car and Auto, it almost always has sexual undertones. Is the highway crowded (I must defend myself against many rivals) or is it empty (I am going my own way)? Are there any complications during the trip, like accidents, breakdowns, or difficult traffic situations? This would always correspond to problems in the present.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In some dreams we find ourselves in the past, with the feeling of those times. This nearly always depicts, not a past life, but our own feelings. So a cowboy scene might de­pict our pioneering spirit or sense of adventure. We need to define what feelings we derive from reading about or seeing films about such periods of history. Also our past; the person we were at some period in our life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

These dreams may be hidden messages and experiences that are influenced by the culture in which the person lived.

According to Freud, the personage is almost always the symbol for a father or mother. According to Jung, if the name of such a person is mentioned in your dream, you should find out about that person—who he was, who was around during his time, and what he did.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, home always represents sanctuary – a place where we can feel safe and be ourselves without fear of reprisal. Literally, in dreams we are inside ourselves and home signifies this spiritual state. Spiritualists and those who believe in an afterlife often speak of death as ‘going home’, but this should not be seen as a precognitive dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: As was already mentioned earlier, dreams about a home where the doors are open always symbolize, in men’s dreams, their relationship to women.

If the home is primarily furnished with wooden objects, the man is looking for a more motherly type. Living in a beautiful home: your future looks exceptionally good.

Depth Psychology: See House, Moving, Room.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Sex in many different forms is frequently the topic of dreams. Sexual dreams don’t always have sexual meaning. They are at times about power, control, identity and other non-sexual issues of life.

If you are homosexual, dreams regarding this particular sexual orientation are not atypical. They are simply the extension of your thoughts and feelings in the form that is the most familiar and meaningful to you.

If a heterosexual person is having a homosexual dream, it may have a variety of connotations.

The interpretation of this dream, as with all others, is very personal and generalizations are difficult to make. This dream may be about loving yourself, especially if the other individual in your dream is a stranger.

The dream may be about integrating ideas and attitudes, and in a few, rare cases may be about sexual orientation. Sexual dreams are either wish-fulfilling, compensatory, or non-sexual, but rather are about issues mentioned above. See also: Sex, Intercourse... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A figure wearing a hood in a dream will always appear to be slightly menacing. While not necessarily being evil, there may be a part of us which has been threatened.

The hood can also represent part of ourselves which, if we have withdrawn, we are creating a problem.

An aspect of our personality may be invisible to us and may need to be uncovered in order for us to function in an acccptable fashion.

Traditionally, for a woman to be wearing a hood suggests that she is being deceitful.

If a man is wearing a hood, it suggests that he is withdrawing from a situation. Equally, in its more advanced sense, the hooded figure of a monk can indicate the more reflective side of us as it begins to become more evident in our everydav lives.

Death and invisibility were formerly represented by the hood. It would now indicate that certain aspects of knowledge are held invisible until the lime is right.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A figure wearing a hood in a dream will always appear to be slightly menacing. While not necessarily being evil, there may be a part of us that has been threatened.

The hood can also represent that part of ourselves that, if withdrawn, is creating a problem.

An aspect of our personality may be invisible to us and may need to be uncovered in order for us to function in an acceptable fashion. Consult the entries for hat in clothes, monk and veil for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The horseshoe is always taken as a luckv symbol and, traditionally, if it is turned upwards it represents the moon and protection from all aspects of evil. When turned downwards, the power is reputed to ‘drain out’ and therefore be unlucky.

The horse- shoe is also connected as a lucky symbol to weddings. Customarily lo dream of a horseshoe may indicate there will shortly be a wedding in your family or peer group.

2- In ordinary everyday life, symbols which have a long history become fixed in, and used by; our unconscious often to represent other happier times or times when there has been more happening.

3- Spiritually, we can link the horseshoe with a talisman or amulet which protects us and our personal space.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, we can link the horseshoe with a talisman or amulet that protects us and our personal space.

The crescent form of the horseshoe links the symbol to pagan moon goddesses of ancient europe such as artemis and diana, and the protection invoked is that of the goddess herself.

The horseshoe is always taken as a lucky symbol and, traditionally, if it is turned upwards it represents the moon and protection from all aspects of evil. When turned downwards, the power is reputed to ‘drain out’ and therefore be unlucky.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Buildings

1- A house nearly always refers to the soul, and they way that we build our lives.

The different rooms and parts of houses in dreams indicate the various aspects of our personality and experience.

For example, Attic Dreaming of being in an attic is to do with past experiences and old memories. Interestingly, it can also highlight family patterns of behaviour and attitudes which have been handed down. Basement/cellar The cellar most often represents the subconscious and those things we may have suppressed through an inability to handle them.

A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. We may not have come to terms with our own sexuality and prefer to keep it hidden. Bathroom In dreams our attitude to personal cleanliness and our most private thoughts and actions can be shown as the bathroom or toilet. Bedroom The bedroom portrays a place of safety where we can relax and be as sensual as we wish. Chimney As a passage from one state to another and a conductor of heat, in dreams the chimney can indicate how we deal with our inner emotions and warmth. Hall The hallway in a dream is illustrative of how we meet and relate to other people. Library Our minds, and how we store the information we receive, can appear as a library.

2- A house represents security and safety, and therefore signifies protection and the Great Mother.

3- The house Is popularly known as the seat of the soul, and in spiritual terms links us to the way we are in the world.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A house nearly always refers to oneself, depicting one’s body and attributes of personality. Thus if we take a large house with its many functional rooms, the library would represent the mind, the bathroom cleansing or renewal of good feelings, the bedrooms one’s sexuality or intimacy, the roof one’s protectiveness or ‘coping mechanisms’. Large pub­lic buildings such as hospitals, factories, blocks of flats, depict particular functions suggested by their nature. But of course, if the house or building has a personal connection—the house you live in, or place you have worked—then you need to define what are the essential feelings about such. Or see dream processing.

If a house or building has a quality of some other type of construction, such as a library feeling like a factory, or a house a church, both aspects should be ac­cepted as important. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Watching or experiencing a hurricane is a very bad omen for all plans, business transactions, and private affairs. Be glad if all you lose is money—the hurricane can do a lot worse! Take this dream very seriously! See Storm.

Depth Psychology: This dream is meant to be a warning, because a hurricane always points to an impending crisis. Old opinions, ideals, and out-of-date beliefs and values are being shaken. Nothing will be in the same place afterward.

The dream suggests you start shaping something new within you now, so that the expected hurricane won’t damage your personality!... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are in a hurry suggests that you may be unprepared for a certain situation. Alternatively, you may be feeling out of place.

If you are always rushing around in real life, this dream may also be a literal reflection of your daily stress, and your feeling that there is not enough time to do all the things you want to do.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depicts how you see the relationship with your husband; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; habits of relationship developed with one’s father.

Example: ‘My recurring dream—some disaster is happen­ing. I try to contact the police or my husband. Can never contact either. I try ringing 999 again and again and can feel terror, and sometimes dreadful anger or complete panic. I cry, I scream and shout and never get through! Recently I have stopped trying to contact my husband. I managed once to reach him but he said he was too busy and I would have to deal with it myself. I woke in a furious temper with him and kicked him while he was still asleep’ (Mrs GS).

The husband here depicts Mrs S’s feelings of not being able to get through’ to her man. This is a common female dream theme, possibly arising from the husband not daring to express emotion or meet his panner with his own feelings.

For Mrs S this is an emergency. Although the dream dramatises it, there is still real frustration, anger, and a break in marital communica­tions.

Example: There were three of us. My husband, a male friend and 1, all nding small white enamel bikes. My husband proceeded slowly, first, with his back to us. Then my friend followed. Suddenly my friend ahead of me turned and gazed fully at me. He gave a glonous smile which lit up the whole of his face. I felt a great sense of well-being surge through me’ (Joan B).

The triangle: the example shows typical (low of feeling towards another male.

The other male here depicts

Joan’s desire to be attractive to other men. This is a danger signal unless one fully acknowledges ihe impulse.

Example: ‘I was with my husband and our three children. About 2 or 3 yards to our right stood my husband’s first wife —she died about a year before I first met him. I remember feeling she no longer minded me being with him, so I put my arms around him from the back, and felt more secure and comfortable with him’ (Mrs NS).

The first wife: the dreamer is now feeling easier about her husband’s first relationship.

The first wife represents her sense of competing for her husband’s affections, even though his ‘first woman’ was dead.

Example: ‘My dead husband came into my bedroom and got into bed with me to make love to me. I was not afraid. But owing to his sexual appetites during my married life with him I was horrified, and resisted him with all my might. On wak­ing I felt weak and exhausted.

The last time he came to me I responded to him and he never came back again. This hap­pened three times.

The last time I don’t think it was a dream. I was not asleep. I think it was his ghost’ (GL). Dead hus­band: in any experience of an apparently psychic nature, we must always remember the unconscious is a great dramatist. It can create the drama of a dream in moments. In doing so it makes our inner feelings into apparently real people and ob­jects outside us. While asleep we lightly dismiss this amazing process as a dream’. When it happens while our eyes are open or we are near waking, for some reason we call it a ghost or psychic event. Yet the dream process is obviously capable of creating total body sensations, emotions, full visual impres­sions, vocalisation—what else is a dream? On the other hand, the dream process is not dealing in pointless imaginations. Many women tend to believe they have little sexual drive, so it is easier for GL to see her drive in the form of her husband. But of course, her husband may also depict how she felt about sex in connection with his ‘sexual appetites’. It is a general rule, however, that our dream process will dramatise into a past life, or a psychic’ experience, emotions linked with trauma or sexual drive which we find difficult to meet in the present.

Example: ‘I dreamt many times I lost my husband, such as not being able to find the car park where he was waiting, and seeing him go off in the distance. I wake in a panic to find him next to me in bed. These dreams persisted, and then he died quite suddenly. He was perfectly healthy at the time of the dreams and I wonder if it was a premonition of me really losing him’ (Mrs AD). Cannot find husband: many middle aged women dream of ‘losing’ their husband while out with him, perhaps shopping, or walking in a town somewhere. Sometimes the dream ponrays him actually killed. Mrs AD wonders if her dream was a premonition. It is more likely a form of practising the loss, so it does not come as such a shock.

The greatest shocks occur when we have never even considered the event—such as a young child losing its mother, an event it has never practised, not even in fantasy, so has no inbuilt shock absorbers. As most of us know, men tend to die before women, and this information is in the mind of middle-aged married women. Mrs AD may have uncon­sciously observed slight changes in her husband’s body and behaviour, and therefore readied herself.

Other woman’s husband: one’s own husband, feelings about that man, desire for a non-committed relationship with less responsibility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Fabric of Dream

Always a bad dream (Raphael). Probably a dream caused by unnatural chilling of the sleeper’s body, and therefore not good.... The Fabric of Dream

Mystic Dream Book

This is always an unfortunate dream; expect many difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book

The Way of Dreams and Visions

The object of your worship. Things that have the place of honor in your life. Negative: I think we can both agree that there is no place for a positive interpretation for an idol in our lives.

The only time an idol would be positive is if you saw it being broken down.

• An idol in a dream or a vision is a representation of something that is taking your time, affection and worship.

• As we know the scriptures are clear on having any idols before the Lord.

The Lord alone should have this place in your life.

• If you have a vision of an idol while praying for a ministry or church, then the Lord is saying that they are putting other things before Him.

• People • Often people that are close to you can become an idol in your life. You begin to seek their affection and their direction for your life more than the Lord’s. Although the Lord will always use man to speak to you, at the end of the day, it is God that you should worship.

• Unfortunately in a church age of ‘super leaders’ there are many that turn the attention away from the Lord and onto them and ‘their gifts.’ It was unacceptable for the Children of Israel and it is still unacceptable in the church.

• Golden Calf • To see a golden calf in the spirit speaks of heresy and doctrine that is not of God.

• The Work of Your Hands • Often the things you have accomplished and done with your own works becomes more important than what the Lord wants you to do. Often when • these things take priority in your life, the Lord will ask you to sacrifice them just like He asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.

• Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

See also:

Altar.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are the sick person: you will soon be comforted and have a friend at your side. Visiting a sick person: joy and good luck. See House.

Depth Psychology: Illnesses in dreams always represent the emotional state we are experiencing at the moment. Things from the past that we have denied or repressed and past emotional injuries should now be healed. See Hospital.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about instant messaging, symbolizes that you need to reach out to people who may not always physically be around. It could also suggest that you have been spending too much time in front of the computer and this has carried over into your dreams.... My Dream Interpretation

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

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One of Carl Jung s most interesting areas of thought is that of individuation. In a nutshell the word refers to the processes involved in becoming a self-aware human being.

The area of our being we refer to when we say T, ‘me’ or ‘myself’ is our conscious self awareness, our sense of self, which Jung calls the ego.

The autobiography of Helen Keller has helped in understanding what may be the difference be­tween an animal and a human being with self awareness. Helen, made blind and deaf through illness before learning to speak, lived in a dark unconscious world lacking any self awareness until the age of seven, when she was taught the deaf and dumb language. At first her teacher’s fingers touch­ing hers were simply a tactile but meaningless experience. Then, perhaps because she had leamt one word prior to her illness, meaning flooded her darkness. She tells us that ‘noth­ingness was blotted out’. Through language she became a person and developed a sense of self, whereas before there had been nothing.

The journey of individuation is not only that of becoming a person, but also expanding the boundaries of what we can allow ourselves to experience as an ego. As we can see from an observation of our dreams, but mostly from an extensive exploration of their feeling content, our ego is conscious of only a small area of experience.

The fundamental life pro­cesses in one’s being may be barely felt. In many contempo­rary women the reproductive drive is talked about as some­thing which has few connections with their personality. Few people have a living, feeling contact with their early child­hood, in fact many people doubt that such can exist. Because of these factors the ego can be said to exist as an encapsulated small area of consciousness, surrounded by huge areas of ex­perience it is unaware of.

In a different degree, there exists in each of us a drive towards the growth of our personal awareness, towards greater power, greater inclusion of the areas of our being which remain unconscious.

A paradox exists here, because the urge is towards integration, yet individuation is also the process of a greater self differentiation. This is a spontaneous process, just as is the growth of a tree from a seed (the tree in dreams often represents this process of self becoming), but our personal responsibility for our process of growth is neces­sary at a certain point, to make conscious what is uncon­scious.

Because dreams are constantly expressing aspects of indi­viduation it is wonh knowing the main areas of the process. Without sticking rigidly to Jungian concepts—which see indi­viduation as occurring from mid-life onwards in a few individuals—aspects of some of the main stages are as fol­lows. Early babyhood—the emergence of self consciousness through the deeply biological, sensual and gestural levels of experience, all deeply felt; the felt responses to emerging from a non-changing world in the womb to the need to reach out for food and make other needs known. Learning how to deal with a changing environment, and otherness in terms of rela­tionship.

Childhood—learning the basics of motor, verbal and social skills, the very basics of physical and emotional indepen­dence. One faces here the finding of strength to escape the domination of mother—difficult, because one is dependent upon the parent in a very real way—and develop in the psyche a satisfying sexual connection. In dream imagery this means, for the male, an easy sexual relationship with female dream figures, and a means of dealing with male figures in competition (father); see sex in dreams.

The dream of the mystic beautiful woman precedes this, a female figure one blends with in an idealistic sense, but who is never sexual.

The conflict with father—really the internal struggle with one’s image of father as more potent than self—when re­solved becomes an acceptance of the power of one’s own manhood. Women face a slightly different situation.

The woman’s first deeply sensual and sexual love object—in a bonded parent-child relationship—was her mother. So be­neath any love she may develop for a man lies the love for a woman. Whereas a man, in sexual love which takes him deeply into his psyche, may realise he is making love to his mother, a woman in the same situation may find her father or her mother as the love object. In the unconscious motivations which lead one to choose a mate, a man is influenced by the relationship he developed with his mother, a woman is influ­enced by both mother and father in her choice. Example: ‘I went across the road to where my mother’s sister lived. I wanted to cuddle her and touch her bare breasts, but we never seemed to manage this. There were always interruptions or blocks.’ (Sid L).

At these deep levels of fantasy and desire, one has to recog­nise that the first sexual experience is—hopefully—at the mother’s breast. This can be transformed into later fantasies/ dreams/desires of penis in the mouth, or penis in the vagina, or penis as breast, mouth as vagina.

For most of us, however, growth towards maturity does not present itself in such primi­tively sexual ways, simply because we are largely unconscious of such factors. In general we face the task of building a self image out of the influences, rich or traumatic, of our experi­ence. We leam to stand, as well as we may, amidst the welter of impressions, ideas, influences and urges, which constitute our life and body. What we inherit, what we experience, and what we do with these creates who we are.

One of the major themes of individuation is the journey from attachment and dependence towards independence and involved detachment. This is an overall theme we mature in all our life. In its widest sense, it pertains to the fact that the origins of our consciousness lie in a non-differentiated state of being in which no sense of T exists. Out of this womb condi­tion we gradually develop an ego and personal choice. In fact we may swing to an extreme of egotism and materialistic feel­ings of independence from others and nature.

The observable beginnings of this move to independence are seen as our at­tempt to become independent of mother and father. But de­pendence has many faces: we may have a dependent relation­ship with husband or wife; we may depend upon our work or social status for our self confidence; our youth and good looks may be the things we depend upon for our sense of who we are, our self image. With the approach of middle and old age we will then face a crisis in which an independence from these factors is necessary for our psychological equilibnum.

The Hindu practice of becoming a sanyassin, leaving behind family, name, social standing, possessions, is one way of meeting the need for inner independence from these in order to meet old age and death in a positive manner. Most people face it in a quieter, less demonstrative way. Indeed, death might be thought of as the greatest challenge to our identifica­tion with body, family, worldly status and the external world as a means to identity. We leave this world naked except for the quality of our own being.

Meeting oneself, and self responsibility, are further themes of individuation.

The fact that our waking self is a small spot­light of awareness amidst a huge ocean of unconscious life processes creates a situation of tension, certainly a threshold or ‘iron curtain’, between the known and unknown.

If one imagines the spotlighted area of self as a place one is standing in, then individuation is the process of extending the bound­ary of awareness, or even turning the spotlight occasionally into the surrounding gloom. In this way one places together impressions of what the light had revealed of the landscape in which we stand, clues to how we got to be where we are, and how we relate to these. But one may remain, or choose to remain, largely unconscious of self.

The iron curtain may be defended with our desire not to know what really motivates us, what past hurts and angers we hide. It may be easier for us to live with an exterior God or authority than to recognise the ultimate need for self responsibility and self cultivation.

To hide from this, humanity has developed innumerable escape routes—extenonsed religious practice, making scapegoats of other minority groups or individuals, rigid belief in a political system or philosophy, search for samadhi or God as a final solution, suicide. This aspect of our matunng process shows itself as a paradox (common to maturity) of becoming more sceptical, and yet finding a deeper sense of self in its connec­tions with the cosmos. We lose God and the beliefs of humanity’s childhood, yet realise we are the God we searched for. This meeting with self, in all its deep feeling of connec­tion, its uncertainty, its vulnerable power, is not without pain and joy. Example: ‘On the railway platform milled hundreds of people, all men I think. They were all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I knew I was among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there was a guard watching us. He was cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap was a red star. He carried a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realised they were all me. Each one had my face. I was looking at myself. Then I felt fear and terror’ (Anon).

The last of the great themes of individuation is summed up in William Blake’s words ‘1 must Create a System, or be en- slav’d by another Man’s; I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create.’ A function observable in dreams is that of scanning our massive life experience (even a child’s life experience has millions of bits of information) to see what it says of life and survival. Out of this we unconsciously create a working philosophy of what life means to us. It is made up not only of what we have experienced and learnt in the gen­eral sense, but also from the hidden information in the cul­tural riches we have inherited from literature, music, art, the­atre and architecture.

The word hidden” is used because the unconscious ‘reads’ the symbolised information in these sources. It is, after all, the master of imagery in dreams. But unless we expand the boundaries of our awareness we may not know this inner philosopher.

If we do get to know it through dreams, we will be amazed by the beauty of its in­sight into everyday human life.

In connection with this there is an urge to be, and perhaps to procreate oneself in the world. Sometimes this is experi­enced as a sense of frustration—that there is more of us than we have been able to express, or to make real. While physical procreation can be seen as a physical survival urge, this drive to create in other spheres may be an urge to survive death as an identity. Dreams frequently present the idea that our sur­vival of death only comes about from what we have given of ourself to others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Infringement; Oppression; Transgression) If strong men, or if the people in authority are unjust in a dream, it denotes a time of wars and destruction.

If injustice is practiced by people of knowledge, or religious scholars in a dream then it denotes Allah’s forgiveness for one’s sins. Seeing an unjust person in a dream means poverty.

If one sees himself confessing to being unjust in a dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.

If one sees an oppressed person invoking a curse upon him in a dream, it means that he should await a painful punishment from Allah Almighty.

The oppressed in a dream will always triumph over the oppressor.

If one sees his oppressor cursing him in a dream, it means glad tidings, for the oppressor is always a loser. (Also see Darkness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Insects in a dream always represent obstacles that you must overcome to reach your goals, if you manage to exterminate them or they are not bothersome to you then you will meet your obstacles with strength, and be able to overcome them. Insects also represent excessive worry over certain things, meditate to find out what they might mean to you by using all the symbols in your dream for reference.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Deeply rooted unconscious content. Almost always a sign of nervousness and unconscious fears. Insects behave like mini-robots and, in that sense, this dream image is a warning against living carelessly.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Insects in dreams can reflect the feeling that something is irritating or bugging us. They may also indicate our feelings of insignificance and powerlessness and it will depend on the particular insect in the dream as to the interpretation. Thus, a wasp might indicate danger, whereas a beetle could mean either dirt or protection. Fleas are an irritation; there may be people or situations in our lives that are causing us difficulty, or that we feel are being parasites, and we need to go through a process of decontamination in order to be free. Flies are always associated with something nasty, which does not allow for the fact that they also devour rotten material, and thus are cleansing. So to dream of flies is to be aware that we have certain negative aspects of our lives that need dealing with.

To dream of a swarm of flies indicates the deliberate intention of a large group of individuals. Where one insect may appear to be moving aimlessly, large numbers do not. Often we can only succeed in changing matters by group behaviour. As with most insects, the mantis often represents something devious within our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: In a prophetic dream or a vision where the connotation is negative, various insects can speak of: • • Destruction, an attack from the enemy.

• • Negative words spoken against you.

• • Things that are an annoyance.

• • Things that bring fear.

• • A spirit of destruction (as in the ointment that was spoiled).

• • The presence of Satan himself, displayed as the Lord of the Flies.

Dreams Positive:

It is important to remember that insects can mean different things to different people. Apply the principles in the Way of Dreams and Visions book for all internal dreams, and ask yourself this question: • What does this insect mean to ME (or to the person who had the dream)? • It is very seldom that insects would be positive. However you might dream that you are crushing insects. Or perhaps you are overcoming them in a dream, where you are the main character.

• This would be positive! It would mean that you are overcoming something negative in your life.

• A lady bug is an insect that pollinates fruit and is a good picture of something that is being used of God to assist you in bringing fruitfulness in your life.

• I shared an illustration in the Dreams and Visions book of a lady who had a fear of spiders. She had a dream where she was crushing them. Spiders represented fear in her dreams. By dreaming that she was crushing them, it spoke of how she was overcoming fear in her life! • So ask yourself, “How do I feel about this insect in real life? Does it bring fear? It is just an annoyance? It is a pet? Does it provide a benefit? (like a bee that provides honey).” • You decide and apply it then to your internal dream. Negative: Once again, what does the insect mean to you? If you dream of having insects swarming you, this is not likely a good dream! • It could speak of things annoying you that are overpowering you in real life. It might speak of fears that are assailing you, or problems that are getting too much.

• I grew up having some horrible experiences with cockroaches.

To this day they give me the creeps even more than spiders! Although they clearly speak of the work of the enemy in visions, in my case dreaming of a cockroach would likely speak of my inner fears or things that I would rather avoid.

• Do you see how important it is to identify the symbols in an internal dream?

Visions Positive:

There are some positive references to insects in Scripture.

For example locusts were something that the Israelites were allowed to eat. (Leviticus 11:22) • There is another passage that speaks of how Samson was given honey from some bees that had made their home in the carcass of a lion. (Judges 14:8) • Then again let us not forget the plague: • Exodus 10:14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous [were they]; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.

• So my conclusion is this: If your vision or prophetic dream has a positive connotation, then the insects would speak of something that provides sustenance.

• It speaks of spiritual food, or the Lord providing for your basic needs.

• However, the Lord also sent a plague of insects on Egypt to deliver His people. So in this case, seeing a plague of insects in a positive light could speak of the Lord sending judgment on the system of the world to bring blessing to His people.

Negative:

In general insects are unclean in scripture and speak of the work of the enemy I often see insects in the spirit when praying for healing. When I see them I know that I am dealing with a spirit of infirmity.

• Bees.

• David spoke about a swarm of bees that stung like thorns.

• Then the enemy of the Israelites was referred to as a swarm of bees. (Deut 1:44) • Flies • Flies specifically always have a negative connotation. They are often tied in with Satan himself, being known as the Beelzebub, Lord of the flies.

• On a personal note, in the spirit when I have seen Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies, the vision has often represented things that relate to the New Age cult.

• When I have given personal ministry and seen this demon, after questioning the person it turns out they had some New Age involvement.

• I do not encourage you to get ‘hung up’ on demons, but if you do come across this in personal ministry, you know what it is and how to deal with it.

• Remember, the enemy CANNOT attack you, unless he has been given license through sin.

The book the Way of Blessing is a powerful resource to understanding this better.

• Leviticus 11:43 You will not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither will you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled by it.

• Cockroaches.

• These are loathsome creatures that scurry in the dark and feed in dirt.

If you • see cockroaches in the spirit then you know that the enemy has gained license to your life. Because of their nature they are a good representation of small sins that have crept into your life.

• The good news is, that just as they are easy to squash in the natural, so can you easily take authority over any work of the enemy in the spirit.

See also:

Ant, Beelzebub, Bees, Caterpillar, Fleas, Flies, Locusts.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about instant messaging, symbolizes that you need to reach out to people who may not always physically be around. It could also suggest that you have been spending too much time in front of the computer and this has carried over into your dreams.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Somebody insulting you: you are needlessly afraid of something; you lack self-worth. Insulting another person: find out if you have been too timid in an important matter. You might be resentful toward a person in real life, but lack the courage to tell him off. Being insulted by a stranger: clear up a misunderstanding at work—have courage!

Depth Psychology: Insults in a dream are always a sign of your lack of self- worth—be brave, stand up for yourself and you will get much further.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

It is very difficult to name just a few possible interpretations for this dream. It is complex and complicated, and the interpretations vary with each dreamer and with the situations in the dream.

A sexual dream may be about physical pleasure but it may also be about power, control, manipulation, virility, and effectiveness. It may be a form of wish-fulfillment or a memory. In most cases it is not a prediction of things to come in the near future. Freud believed that experiencing sexual pleasure in your dreams is always desire or wish-fulfillment.

If you are watching other people having sex it may be a reflection on your emotional and mental concerns about sexual performance or interaction.

The meaning depends on your emotional reactions to what is going on and on the general mood in the dream. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

The higher price one must pay for unpaid debts; debts are not always monetary... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: There is always a fear that we may be found wanting, so in dreams an interview may be seen as testing our belief in ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Loss of independence. Loss of room to maneuver. Somebody or yourself needs support. Inferiority complex, self-doubt, and anguish. You feel you have been injured. In spite of the obvious meaning, this image has a positive side: it is a reminder that we are also allowed to withdraw from normal activities. In this sense, the dream image often points to being one-sided in relation to work.

For instance, you do not have to do everything yourself and always be the best. It is important to accept and to admit helplessness. On the other hand, there is a belief that invalids are unable to act, which might indicate that you are asking too much of yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

DreamPedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation - The extensive indexes and well organized layout of this valuable site make it a useful dream dictionary of types of dreams and their meaning. It is, moreover, the first Islamic guide in English to authentic dream interpretation. It is hoped that this dictionary of dream interpretation will prove useful to students of culture and spirituality, but above all to seekers after truth. This is the most comprehensive report on islamic dream interpretation that you will ever read! Not only does it include timely tips and advice understanding how and why you dream, but also clues to help you zero in on and understand common symbols in dreams.
Dreams are messenger to us from the unknown. They are voices from our collective sub-conscious, warners of deep inner disturbance in the individual psyche, bearer of glad tidings of good things to come, or echoes of happy or sad and long hidden memories. As messenger from the unknown, dreams are often prophetic voices of the future. Hence, they have at times directed the course of the history of nations.

The dream of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, his obedience to the Divine will and his willingness to submit in absolute faith to God made him the first true Muslim and the father of prophets.

The true interpretation of the dreams of the king of Egypt by the prophet Joseph saved both the Egyptians and the children of Israel from famine and death.

The dreams of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him and all the prophets of God be peace and blessings, marked the beginning of his revelation, the noble Qur’fm which changed the face of human history and civilization. Although dreams belong to the domain of personal experience, they are a universal phenomenon, and thus have played a crucial role in the formation of human culture. Throughout recorded human history, dreams and the interpre­tation of dreams have inspired sages and prophets, poets and kings, as well as the most creative psychologist/philosophers of our day.

The science of psycho­analysis of Carl Jung and his school rests on the fact that dreams form the inner diary of every human individual, and hence the need to read and interpret them correctly. This fact has for long been recognized by the sages and prophets of traditional cultures and religions. Not all dreams, however are either true or authentic. Those of the prophets and friends (awliya’s) of God are Divine revelations, true and sacred.

The dreams of pious men and women are almost always true and meaningful. Some dreams come from Satan, and are thus misleading. Others may be caused by physical or psychological problems such as stomach discomfort or emotional disturbance. It is therefore important to distinguish true dreams from empty fantasies, and inspired dreams from satanic insinuations. This is a Divine gift to inspired prophets, holy persons and insightful sages. ... DreamPedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a jark-n’-lanrern is always a warning: stop what you’re doing—you’re on the wrong path. “The light at the end of the tunnel” is a deception.

The same is true if in your dream you are lost or the road ahead is the wrong road.

Depth Psychology: Jack-o’-lanterns and interesting but deceptive road signs (representing your ideas and goals) are always tempting, but they will lead you astray. This is an important dream and a warning. Get past illusions and tricks and try to get to the bottom of it! Pay attention to the rest of the images in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Always a positive symbol, though at times it can represent a warning.

If you yourself are following Jesus, wearing period garb, and actually observing his work, this could be a past-life memory, especially if the dream is especially vivid. Be sure and write down every detail you remember, because the dream is actually telling you a lot about you as well as about Jesus.

If Jesus is speaking to you in the here and now, again, when you awaken, write down everything he says that you can remember. It could be important.

If you see Jesus coming out of the sky, as in the prophecies of the Rapture, some momentous event is going to make a very major and positive difference in your life.

If you see Jesus speaking with other Masters - such as Krishna, Buddha, and Mohammed - again, write down what you hear. This is a message that can make a big difference to your spiritual progress... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Mystic Dream Book

Always a very fortunate dream, especially for lovers.

The omen is just as good whether you give the Jewels to someone else or receive them yourself.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In pragmatic terms karma is the law of cause and effect – what goes around comes around. When we have not always acted with integrity we may find that dreams warn us of what the effect might be.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: A kernel always stands for your essence (the moral center or truth), which is the guiding force in your life. See Nut.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Where cooking takes place and where life is renewed. In the mythology of the Mabinogions (medieval Welsh lore), the kettle was where dead soldiers were brought back to life.

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Lover. Archetypal symbol for father / mother, dependency on father / mother. Also always the dreamer himself.

See Dictator / Ruler. May also represent the Great Father and Great Mother.

The Great Father is the symbol of an aware and elevated consciousness. You are standing with great awareness in the world. In fairy tales, as well as in dreams, the self usually has a royal beginning, from which it is separated in order for it to master the adventures in the world.

The king also means wholeness and completeness.

The Great Mother is symbolized in the dream as a queen, always representing the image of wholeness. In the end she represents the integrating power of nature. Furthermore, the image of the queen as the fertile mother always addresses the self of the dreamer. Implied here is the idea that we should rely on our own abilities, care for ourselves, and find a Home within ourselves.

Kings and queens also represent one’s masculinity (animus) and femininity (anima). Such archetypes are not only persons of authority, but they also represent the image of a loved one (idealized and elevated masculinity or femininity). According to Freud, often the symbol of parents who are seen as overly powerful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you see children kissing, denotes happy reunions in families and satisfactory work.

To dream that you kiss your mother, you will be very successful in your enterprises, and be honored and beloved by your friends.

To kiss a brother or sister, denotes much pleasure and good in your association.

To kiss your sweetheart in the dark, denotes dangers and immoral engagements.

To kiss her in the light, signifies honorable intentions occupy your mind always in connection with women.

To kiss a strange woman, denotes loose morals and perverted integrity.

To dream of kissing illicitly, denotes dangerous past-times.

The indulgence of a low passion may bring a tragedy into well-thought-of homes.

To see your rival kiss your sweetheart, you are in danger of losing her esteem.

For married people to kiss each other, denotes that harmony is prized in the home life.

To dream of kissing a person on the neck, denotes passionate inclinations and weak mastery of self.

If you dream of kissing an enemy, you will make advance towards reconciliation with an angry friend.

For a young woman to dream that some person sees her kiss her lover, indicates that spiteful envy is entertained for her by a false friend.

For her to see her lover kiss another, she will be disappointed in her hopes of marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The ladder is a symbol of the way to heaven: climbing a ladder means you are humble—falling off, you are arrogant.

Vision: Climbing a ladder: you are desperate for a promotion. Climbing high up on a ladder: you are missing opportunities at work. Falling off a ladder: you are too ambitious, which makes you unpopular and will only harm you. Someone else is falling off a ladder you have been deserted by a person you thought would always be there for you. Looking at a ladder: you’ve been given an opportunity—don’t miss it. Looking at a broken ladder: let go of whatever you have planned—pursuing it further would only harm you.

Depth Psychology: The ladder means you doubt that you will be successful. Are you willing to “take one step at a rime” on the ladder of success? Are you avoiding climbing the ladder in order to escape danger? Have you asked too much of yourself? See Stairs. Ladybug

Vision: Seeing one or more ladybugs means the same thing in a dream as it supposedly does in real life: they will bring you good luck.... Dreamers Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

Climbing up a Ladder is a good sign, but the reverse is an indication of troubles ahead of you.

The number of rungs should be noted, for this increases the power of the omen.

To feel dizzy when on a Ladder is always a bad sign.... Mystic Dream Book

The Fabric of Dream

Always a favorable dream except to slay one, this denotes moral torment; to own one, comfort, peace and happiness (Gypsy). Christian symbol.... The Fabric of Dream

Indian Interpretation of Dreams

Very favourable dream. Very happy life. Family peaceful. This dream is always of good signs. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: According to ancient folklore, a lighted lantern stands for an impending, sorrow-filled event.

A blinking traffic light is always a warning to be careful.

If you or someone else is turning the traffic light off: the danger has passed, expect improvement in the present situation.

If the light in the lantern is burning brightly: you have gained great insights, or you are about to reveal a secret.

If the light in the lantern is flickering or going out: don’t get involved in other people’s business; you are probably misreading the situation. See Light.

Depth Psychology: The image of a traffic light is always a sign of a budding love affair—particularly’ when the traffic light is Red.

A softly burning lantern reflects deep insight and inner wisdom. See Lamp.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Motivation to pursue advancement. Or loneliness. Life needs to be better organized. This is a dream that almost always calls on your inner guide, or how you are guiding others. Can you lead and still let others lead you?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

As with everything that is performed publicly, it refers to a portrayal of the Self, as in Theater and Concert.

If the dreamer is the speaker, it indicates a desire to make a statement.

The task is to serve the interests of all the listeners and to find and make clear to them your point of view. There is a desire to solve present situations intellectually. See also Puzzle. As far as the speaker is concerned, the issue is to combine emotion and logic, intellect and consciousness. This dream symbol almost always includes aspects of self-under- standing. It might also encourage you to become a better listener, as in Ear and Mouth. And, last but not least, this dream symbol also represents your inner voice.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Left is a symbol of the feminine. Making a left turn means that the women in your life will “show the way.” It also means that you will gain greater insight.

Depth Psychology: Left: be cautious because it is the dark and mysterious side.

The “road to the left” is always dangerous, because left stands for the unconscious, destructive, and irrational within us. Dreaming of being paralyzed on the left side says you are operating too much from intellect and reason and that you should try to strengthen your emotional, intuitive side. See... Dreamers Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

It is always a fortunate sign to dream that you receive a Legacy or a gift; but naturally the extent of the good fortune will depend entirely upon the nature of the Legacy.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a leopard in its natural habitat represents your triumph over trials as a result of being persistent.

If the leopard is in a cage, it denotes that no matter how difficult a problem is, you always come out undeterred.

To dream that you killed a leopard is symbolic of how successful you are in all your endeavors.

To dream that the leopard is attacking you means that you are overly confident in mapping your victories without much consideration to the time and effort you have put into each project.

To see the skin of a leopard signifies that you have found an unlikely ally.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a leper means worries, resdessness, or danger in the near future. Becoming a leper: you are unable to see your true self. You feel separated from the people around you or not accepted by them; everything in life seems negative.

Depth Psychology: “Emotional garbage” is pushing up from the unconscious and is symbolized in the face of the dreamer. Lepers have always been shunned by society and forced to live in isolation. Seeing yourself as a leper: the harmony in your life, your spirit, is broken. Pay attention to other images in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

Indian Interpretation of Dreams

To dream that you have leprosy always indicates a very great future misfortune. Perhaps you have committed some crime to be severely punished by law. You will have many enemies. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you see a registered letter, foretells that some money matters will disrupt long-established relations.

For a young woman to dream that she receives such a letter, intimates that she will be offered a competency, but it will not be on strictly legal, or moral grounds; others may play towards her a dishonorable part.

To the lover, this bears heavy presentments of disagreeable mating. His sweetheart will covet other gifts than his own.

To dream of an anonymous letter, denotes that you will receive injury from an unsuspected source.

To write one, foretells that you will be jealous of a rival, whom you admit to be your superior.

To dream of getting letters bearing unpleasant news, denotes difficulties or illness.

If the news is of a joyous character, you will have many things to be thankful for.

If the letter is affectionate, but is written on green, or colored, paper, you will be slighted in love and business. Despondency will envelop you. Blue ink, denotes constancy and affection, also bright fortune. Red colors in a letter, imply estrangements through suspicion and jealousy, but this may be overcome by wise maneuvering of the suspected party.

If a young woman dreams that she receives a letter from her lover and places it near her heart, she will be worried very much by a good-looking rival. Truthfulness is often rewarded with jealousy.

If you fail to read the letter, you will lose something either in a business or social way. Letters nearly always bring worry.

To have your letter intercepted, rival enemies are working to defame you.

To dream of trying to conceal a letter from your sweetheart or wife, intimates that you are interested in unworthy occupations.

To dream of a letter with a black border, signifies distress and the death of some relative.

To receive a letter written on black paper with white ink, denotes that gloom and disappointment will assail you, and friendly interposition will render small relief.

If the letter passes between husband and wife, it means separation under sensational charges.

If lovers, look for quarrels and threats of suicide.

To business people, it denotes enviousness and covetousness.

To dream that you write a letter, denotes that you will be hasty in condemning some one on suspicion, and regrets will follow.

A torn letter, indicates that hopeless mistakes may ruin your reputation.

To receive a letter by hand, denotes that you are acting ungenerously towards your companions or sweetheart, and you also are not upright in your dealings.

To dream often of receiving a letter from a friend, foretells his arrival, or you will hear from him by letter or otherwise. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

An ancient symbol for knowledge. Almost always a positive omen, particularly for those involved in scholarly, creative, or artistic pursuits. Astrological parallel: Gemini, Sagittarius. Tarot parallel: The suit of Wands... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sea in Water

1- Dreaming of a lifeboat could indicate that we have the feeling that we need to be rescued, possibly from our own stupidity or from circumstances beyond our control.

If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we arc still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. Because die sea can represent deep emotion, in dreams a lifeboat may be of help in handling our own emotions.

2- Since a lifeboat requires a degree of dedication from the members of the crew, we may be alerted to the need for such selfless dedication in our lives. We may also be being made aware of the degree of skill we require to navigate life’s difficulties.

3- Spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom. There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task. When we make mistakes or the risk is too great, spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Whether you are dreaming or awake, light is a very positive symbol. It represents enlightenment, lifting of shadow, the acquisition of understanding and knowledge, and a positive force. Depending on the details of the dream, you may give the light spiritual or physical meaning.

For some, the light may represent a higher force or power, God’s presence, or rays of His love and peace. Others may find this dream reassuring as it may represent a well-lit journey through life, or simply a solution to a current problem. Light always refers to consciousness... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: “God is light and in him there is no darkness” (1. John 1.5). Light brings order to chaos.

Vision: A light always symbolizes a signpost, a guiding force. You are either on the right path or it will soon dawn on you what path you want to travel. Candlelight is a suggestion to look inside, to be more reflective and reverent. Seeing a light in the distance: happiness and good times ahead.

Depth Psychology: The light is a sign that you are raising your consciousness through awareness. Light will bring clarity and understanding to your life.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Lightning in your dreams, foreshadows happiness and prosperity of short duration.

If the lightning strikes some object near you, and you feel the shock, you will be damaged by the good fortune of a friend, or you may be worried by gossipers and scandalmongers.

To see livid lightning parting black clouds, sorrow and difficulties will follow close on to fortune.

If it strikes you, unexpected sorrows will overwhelm you in business or love.

To see the lightning above your head, heralds the advent of joy and gain.

To see lightning in the south, fortune will hide herself from you for awhile.

If in the southwest, luck will come your way. In the west, your prospects will be brighter than formally. In the north, obstacles will have to be removed before your prospects will brighten up.

If in the east, you will easily win favors and fortune. Lightning from dark and ominous-looking clouds, is always a forerunner of threats, of loss and of disappointments. Business men should stay close to business, and women near their husbands or mothers; children and the sick should be looked after closely. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Lightning is a symbol of the powerful and swift fires of the heavens.

Vision: Dreaming about lightning always points to unpleasant things to come, maybe on the job. Getting hit by lightning means an impending illness or annoying issues; it can also be a timely warning, allowing you to prevent the above. Seeing a quick bolt of lightning, followed by Thunder might indicate sudden, unusual events on the job, or good fortune. Feeling the pain of being struck by lightning: bad news or unexpected hardships will uhit you like lightning.” Seeing a lightning storm means good fortune and new chances. See Weather. Lightning striking your House: expect financial losses, sometimes health problems. See Fire.

Depth Psychology: Lightning symbolizes a sudden discharge of inner tension. It also can be a sign of “lightning-quick insights” (sudden recognition of certain connections, or the solution to a problem). Sometimes it might also be a sudden fear of punishment or the revenge of another person.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see lilac in your dream indicates disappointments and rejection. It also wanrs that you should not always rely on what you see or hear.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Cat, Tiger) Your own aggression or anger, especially if the lion is hunting for prey.

The roar and clamor of a bragging individual, who announces her / his presence to all who will listen.

Rulership or authority.

The lion is known as the “king of the beasts” and is a potent solar symbol.

Hindu: The destroyer of demons, which can include bad memories, past experiences, and even addictions.

A lion was the fourth incarnation of Vishnu.

Buddhist: Defending the law, but doing so with a soft paw of compassion.

Attentiveness. In folk beliefs it is said that the lion sleeps with its eyes always open.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Liquid in dreams can have more than one meaning. Because it is always connected with ‘(low’, it can represent the idea of allowing feelings to How properly.

The colour of the liquid in the dream (see Colour) can be important since it can give an indication of exactly which feelings and emotions are being dealt with. Red might represent anger, whereas violet might signify spiritual aspiration.

2- When something is unexpectedly liquid in a dream, we need to be aware that in everyday life we are in a situation which mav not remain stable. At that point we need to be ready to ‘go with the flow’ in order to maximise the potential within that situation. One of the symbols of liquid is to do with liquidity that is, having assets or possessions which can be realised. This can be on cither a physical or emotional level.

3- A strong symbol in spiritual development is golden liquid which can represent both power and energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Liquid in dreams can have more than one meaning. Because it is always connected with ‘flow’, it can represent the idea of allowing feelings to flow properly.

The colour of the liquid in the dream can be important since it can give an indication of exactly which feelings and emotions are being dealt with.

For example, red might represent anger, whereas violet might signify spiritual aspiration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a lobster symbolizes power and dedication. In all you do, you always come out victorious.

To dream that you are eating lobster denotes that you will get back on your feet and face the world with confidence.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Town. Power and isolation, but also the symbol for the center. As a Mother symbol, protective, inclusive, or nurturing.

According to Freud, castles, lodges, and forts are always female symbols.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Loneliness is a dream of contraries, that is to say, a dream whereas my old Mother always said to ‘take your dream backwards’. In other words your dream of loneliness shows you will have so much company that you may never be lonely again, (which is only a secret fear being exposed).... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Loneliness is a dream of contraries, that is to say, a dream whereas my old Mother always said to ‘take your dream backwards’. In other words your dream of loneliness shows you will have so much company that you may never be lonely again, (which is only a secret fear being exposed). .... Encyclopedia of Dreams

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

For most of us, love is a full-time obsession . We are concerned about the love of our parents, children, co-workers, friends, and many, many others. There is nothing more important to our emotional, psychological, or spiritual well-being than love. It is a vital part of any growth process. We need to have a healthy dose of self-love so that we can, in turn, love the world. Dreams may be filled with images of love, friendship, compassion, and lust. In the end, it is all about acceptance and belonging.

To be loved is to feel accepted and have a sense of belonging. In our dreams we may be trying to figure out this mystery called love.

The dream may be wish-fulfilling or compensatory in nature. It may be spiritual or practical, but always deals with a significant part of our psyche or our daily lives.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Feelings of love in a dream represent connection, integration, understanding, healing and forgiveness.

If you are dreaming of falling in love, feeling a familial bond or simply having fond feelings for someone, you are recognizing an aspect of yourself in the mirror of another person’s soul that you appreciate and value in yourself. Experiencing the sensation of love in a dream is always auspicious and a forecast of wonderful things to come, and that your heart is opening.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about being in love with someone: you can almost count on being disappointed.

If someone else is in love with you: a person will be of great service to you. See Admiration. Dreams about love do not always have a sexual meaning; they might be a symbol of your desire for love or a sign of unfulfilled love (particularly if you feel very alone at the moment). Dreaming about getting a love letter bad news. W riting a love letter: you are in love right now.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about love usually means that you are looking for warmth, affection, and tenderness!... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we are using magic in a dream, we are using our energy to accomplish something without effort or difficulty. We are capable of controlling the situation that we are in, to have things happen for us and to create from our own needs and wants.

2- Psychologically, when there is magic in a dream it is to do with our ability to link with our deepest powers. They can be the powers of sexuality or the powers of control, or of power over our surroundings.

3- Magic has always had an appeal. This may well be due to the mystery that surrounds it, and the idea of something which is beyond our own understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Magic and the use of powers beyond ourselves has always had an appeal. Classified as any extraordinary or mystical (beyond oneself ) influence, charm, or power, in dreams this power can seem more easily accessible than at other times.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing makeup: don’t try to make something negative look better than it is or hush it up. Also, don’t be impressed by appearances—they are deceptive. Seeing people wearing makeup: beware of false friends.

If you are wearing makeup: you want people to think you are better than you really arc, but you are only deceiving yourself. See Powder, Wig.

Depth Psychology: The best motto always is to live the “unvarnished truth.” Do you want to hide something? Are you easily deceived by what people “seem” to be, by people whose intentions are not honest? These are questions that only you can answer. See Mask.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Companion. In the case of a woman, this dream may be pointing to a father figure or ego ideal.

A strange man in a man’s dream always means his own unknown side, the shadow.

An older man represents the father figure in dreams of men as well as women, or he may represent the dreamer himself.

A naked man means openness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are at the market: you are involved with people and nurture the contact you have with them, but make sure that people do not take advantage of you. Shopping at the market: delicate and uncertain situations ahead. Selling things at a market: business is unstable right now, or a change at work is ahead. See Shopping.

Depth Psychology: The market is always a symbol of your positive attitude toward people and a good business sense. .Also, never measure your worth by what you own. Particularly in men’s dreams, the market may indicate strong sexual needs and becomes a code word for a place where men buy sexual pleasures. See Businessman, Fair.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

In mythology, the marksman / hunter is often depicted as a centaur, the wild rider. Today he would be seen as the cowboy in Western movies. In antiquity, the feminine equivalent was the Amazon. Human enthusiasm and concentration is part of the dream image that is integrated with the intensity of the animalistic “fire.” The hunter craves a goal, which can refer to nostalgia and wanderlust; however, the goal is always also “he himself.” See Arrow, Goal.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

That which we would like to present to the world around us, or what we would like others to view as being real.

A weak sense of self, inferiority complex. Hiding from the truth. But also fun, lust, and erotic adventures. Being misled, false impressions, and temptations.

If the mask in your dream is visible, this is also a sign of your ability to look behind the scenes (including your own). See Curtain.

Folklore: Always negative.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

In psychoanalysis always a phallic symbol.

Folklore: A long journey.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are masturbating implies that you have hidden fantasies and requirements regarding sex. It suggests that you should satisfy some inner personal needs. Perhaps you should try harder to strengthen the bond between you and your significant other.

To see others masturbating indicates that you are nervous about expressing your inner feelings and emotions. You feel restricted. It’s possible that some aspect of your life isn’t gratifying enough. This dream doesn’t always have a sexual meaning, but it may be indicative of some issue or association in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a meadowlark implies that you have a positive perception of your current situation and your environment. You always see the good in a negative situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The sacred meal has always been an integral part of most systems of belief. Food is such a vehicle for the life force and for sharing in community that this type of meal becomes an important spiritual concept. It carries this significance in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Competitiveness and being externally oriented. You want to be praised, accepted, and rewarded. Also a symbol for wanting to belong to a certain group— almost always a group made up of men.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Taking medication is always indicative of an attempt to restore one’s health. Your unconscious mind may be encouraging you to take measures to insure your health and happiness. Consider all of the details of your dream and decide if the medication taken was helpful or hurtful. Try to connect these thoughts to your situations in daily life. See also: Drugs... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Hearing sounds in your dreams can be looked at from a spiritual point of view. Nice sounds are usually positive symbols. Some may say that in your dream state you have traveled to other higher and more spiritual plains. Traditional interpretations tell us that if you hear a familiar melody, you may bump into old friends. Psychologically speaking, you may have heard a song during the day and in your dream state you are simply replaying it. However, since dreams always have meaning, the song that you are dreaming about may have messages in it that will assist you in solving a problem or will help you to feel better.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A dream about menstruation is usually based on a real event that is either announcing itself or is starting up. Fear of pregnancy. In addition, we also have to look at the symbolism of bleeding, which usually indicates fear of injury, but is also a sign that we are coming closer to understanding the secrets of life. Blood stands for the vital and the real. Female bleeding always is a reminder of the vitality and passion that is able to create life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Complete Dream Book

To dream you see a midwife is a revealing of secrets, and signifies hurt. It is death to the sick, for she always pulleth out that which is contained from her which containeth it, and iayeth it on the ground.

To those which are kept by force.

To dream of a midwife signifies liberty.

If a woman that is not with child drcameth of seeing her, it fore-showeth she will have a fit of sickness, of long continuance.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

As a basic food, milk will always signify simple nurturing and giving to oneself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Magic, another world, self, reflection. It is a symbol of vanity and superficiality. You may be concerned about your image and the way you present yourself to the world. Some say that if you see a clear image, you may be getting a glimpse of your true self. Broken mirrors always seem to be a sign of bad luck, or, at least, represent some distortions. On a deeper level the mirror can be considered to be a representation of the intellect.

The intellect is an instrument of navigation and is constantly persuading us to identify ourselves. When we think about this, it makes a lot of sense. Our self-identity is very much connected to the way we look (not only superficially but also characteristically as man - woman, young - old, etc). We use this self-identity, which is greatly a production of our intellect, to navigate through life. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Insightful intellect that reflects reality.

A common allegory for self-observation. We are looking into a mirror in our dreams in order to confirm our identity. If, in a dream, we are looking into the mirror and do not see our own but somebody else’s image, it is always a sign that we are living in a fantasy world. It is also possible to see an actual person in the mirror.

The mirror is considered an attribute of the Fool, always pointing to vanity as one of the classic seven sins. Fools have often been depicted with mirrors.

The image of a mirror in a dream is a very important event, and should be analyzed in detail.

For the Greeks, a mirror appearing in a dream meant the death of the dreamer, since what he saw in the mirror was considered a look-alike. In fairy tales, a mirror represents hidden and future events, and the image of the soul.

According to Jung, the mirror is usually considered magical; it is “a knowing mirror,” as in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Using a mirror often transforms us into a mythical state. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice enters another world through a mirror. In Cocteau’s film Orpheus, the mirror is the entrance to the underworld.

The image of a mirror also points to a tendency to inflate emotions and lose touch with our grounding.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Complete Dream Book

Growing on a tree, mistletoe signifies that you will always have a friend in need.

A dream of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe predicts a carefree existence.... The Complete Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Usually unconscious drives. You would like to or should go deeper and look at your secret drives and aggressions.

The activity of the mole is always connected to subversion and you should always ask yourself: What is going on deep down inside and how is it affecting me ?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The significance money has in your waking life is reflected in your dream state. Money is a symbol of power and wealth. We often judge ourselves based on our ability to make it, save it, and spend it. First consider your own relationship with money and your current financial situation as this dream could be simple wish-fulfillment. As always, consider all of the accompanying details in your dream because they will help you to understand where your issues lie. Traditional dream interpretations indicate that losing money in your dream is a good omen, and that probably the opposite will happen. Generally, money may represent those things that are most valuable to you and not necessarily cash.

To find; Happiness is on the way. Paying; A distressing development. Receiving; Gratification and prosperity approaching.

To lose; An unhappy situation at home.

To steal; Watch your actions closely To see; Good things are about to happen.

To save; Predicts wealth and comfort. Missing; You’ll have concerns over finances.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Rarely connected to financial problems. Dreaming about money points to your behavior in matters of love. It is probably the most frequent symbol of sexuality and power.

A coin generally points to success and security. Are you always weighing every situation and thinking through a plan for every situation? Are you afraid of losing control over yourself or over a situation? Often such a dream is telling you to open yourself up to life and allow your wild side to surface. Passion for life is suggested here instead of control.

According to Freud and Jung, money is a symbol for the libido—silver coins indicate an attraction toward women; gold coins, an attraction toward men.

For some modern psychoanalysts, it is a symbol of creative power.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

V:. Money has erotic meanings and stands for a woman’s “stockpile of feminine, erotic power and attraction.” In a man’s dream, money is a symbol for vigor and sexual performance. Looking at a lot of money: you want to improve your station in life. Finding money on the street: you have too many debts and it’s bothering your conscience.

The postman is bringing you money: don’t always rely on others and don’t wait for help from your relatives or friends.

Depth Psychology: Money is the measure of the actual or hoped for strength you need. Dreams about money are about your energy reserves, possible accomplishments, and personal worth. Money is also a symbol of sexual energy, influence, power—and last but not least—financial security. Do you dream about money often? Giving so much weight to material things may be robbing you of happiness. See Bank, Wealth.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Emotions, Mother, Birth.

The moon is an interesting symbol that connotes feminine energy; it is associated with the irrational and the intuitive.

The moon effects the ocean tides, and it has been linked to madness or lunacy. As a dream symbol is can represent all of these things and more. As always, pay attention to the details in the dream before making conclusions.

The moon could represent romance and our earthly impulses and passions. It could reveal things about the nature of soul and the unconscious.

For those lucky people, the moon can reflect their inner peace and feelings of serenity and security.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Planets

1- The moon has always represented the emotional and feminine self. It is the intuition, the psychic, love and romance.

To dream of the moon, therefore, is to be in touch with that side of ourselves which is dark and mvsterious. Often in dreams the moon can also represent one’s mother or the relationship with her.

2- It has always been known that the moon has a psychological efTect on the human being. In Pagan times, it was suggested that she ruled men’s emotions and guarded women’s intuition. Even today; that symbolism still stands. In a man’s dream when the moon appears, he either has to come to terms with his own intuitive side or with his fear of women. In a woman’s dream the moon usually indicates her inter-relations with other women through their collective intuition.

3- The Great Mother, the darker, unknown side of Self, is svmbolised by the moon. It is also symbolic of the unapproachable.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The moon is a symbol of dependence, femininity, change and growth, biological rhythms, and the passing of time. In a man’s dream, the moon always represents female buttocks.

Vision: Dreaming about a rising (waxing) moon: your personal affairs are going well. Waning moon: you would do well to wait, because right now everything you try to do will fail.

A full moon: your love for another person is becoming intense, and beautiful experiences await you.

A half moon: Good diings are unlikely to happen in your love life at this time. Seeing the reflection of the moon on the water: if the water is calm, expect a successful trip, or receiving something from somebody who is raking a trip.

If the water is choppy, misfortune, troubles, or bad luck because of a trip someone else is taking.

Depth Psychology: The moon is a symbol of femininity and eroticism; also of a woman’s buttocks—particularly in mens dreams.

The moon reflects the dreamer’s feelings, yearnings, mood swings, romantic love, and erotic urges and hopes. Dreaming about a new moon: your feelings uare hidden in the dark.” This is a warning: don’t always be so logical and rational. See Planets.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: It has always been known that the moon has a psychological effect on the human being. In pagan times, it was suggested that she ruled men’s emotions and guarded women’s intuition. Even today, that symbolism still stands. Moonlight in dreams signifies romanticism and in some cases entry into a different dimension of being.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The moon has always represented the emotional and feminine self. It is the intuition, the psychic, love and romance.

To dream of the moon, therefore, is to be in touch with the side of ourselves that is dark and mysterious. Often in dreams the moon can also represent our mother or the relationship with her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Nurturer, compassion.

The relationship that we have with our mother is the most psychologically significant relationship of all. Rarely all good or all bad, our mothers always invoke powerful emotions. We may dream about our mothers in many different forms. She may be disguised in our dreams, and it is our job to find her in there.

If you are dreaming about your mother, you may be addressing some issues or concerns in your dream, or your dream may be based on a valuable memory.

The general image of “mother” in a dream may symbolize a variety of feelings and ideas: caring, nurturing, love, acceptance, hard work, sacrifice, martyrdom, etc.

The mother in your dream could also represent the “collective unconscious,” the source of the “water of life,” and the yin. Carl Jung suggests that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men the collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force, or current, inside of you that nudges you on and inspires you. It is your intuition and the knowledge that in not necessarily attached to words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part of us that use the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well, we have balance and experience awareness leading to peace and productivity. See also: Parents ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

(See Mother-in-law), This is always a favor- able dream. It is an omen that you will gain the esteem of the world through your uprightness.... The Complete Dream Book

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A motorcycle is a powerful vehicle ridden astride. Many see this as a sexual connotation; a warning against reckless sexual encounters. In the present day, it is always wise to be cautious in any sexual encounter, particularly a casual one. But the motorcycle does not have to be connected with sex. Another interpretation is one of controlled power.

To ride successfully, one must be in complete control, anticipating every turn. Concentrate on what lies ahead and take control of the throttle and brakes of life. Don’t be afraid to open up and speed if the way ahead looks clear.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Climbing a real mountain is not always fun but it usually challenging and rewarding. Some say that the mountain may represent spirituality while others suggest mental development and self-awareness.

The most literal interpretation of climbing a mountain is that it represents attainment of goals.

If you are ascending a mountain you may be are working hard and trying to accomplish your goals, whether they are spiritual, emotional, or material.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Ascetic, Ascent, Balcony, Climbing, Ladder, Stairs)

Achievements. Overcoming the odds and getting a second chance. Many heroic figures await their rebirth in a mountainside tomb. Merlin is one such figure.

Doing something you’ve always wanted to do just for yourself (e.g., “climbing the mountain because it was there”).

Transcending perceptions or taking a higher outlook, especially with regards to your own life (which then becomes the mountain).

Retreat. Getting some distance so that you don’t have to be directly involved.

Finding problems where none exist (e.g., making “mountains out of molehills”).

Freudian: An image of female breasts (this goes for hills too). Many earth religions describe their goddesses as possessing lush valleys, rounded hills, and tracts of land. Today there are still matriarchal mountain pilgrimage centers in Europe.

A path toward enlightenment and oneness with nature. In Burma (Mvanmar), there is a set of stairs up the side of Mt. Popa called the Stairway to Heaven. Buddhists travel here to ascend to the shrine and honor terrestrial spirits that abide throughout the earth.... The Language of Dreams

The Complete Dream Book

To dream of mountains, valleys, woods, and plains, indicates heaviness, fears, and troubles; stripes to servants and malefactors, and hurt to the rich. It is always better to cross over them, and not to stay there, than to slumber by the way.

To dream you ascend a very high mountain, signifies honor.

If any dream that a mountain is fallen upon a valley, it signifies that some great lord will oppress and destroy good men.

If you dream that when you arrive at the top of the mountain you catch a fall, and yet get no hurt thereby, it shows that though in your business you shall meet with some cross, yet you shall overcome it without damage.... The Complete Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol of control and lack of control that you have over the small things in life.

The “small” or unimportant things can also mean those that are invisible.

Mice are often “signs of death” (Death is meant in the sense of completion). They are symbols of nagging thoughts and a nagging conscience. When they become a plague, they are a bad omen. In Goethe’s Faust, mice appear in the form of ghosts that nibble at the Pentagram that is supposed to ban the devil. Gray and black mice in a dream point to bad luck.

The gray and the black mouse may also be a symbol of the shadow, since gray and black are shadow colors.

The positive meaning of this symbol lies in the fact that parents sometimes call their children “little mouse.” It is also the language of lovers who use such endearments.”

According to Mohammed, the mouse represents the “little sinner,” the adulteress. When Faust dances with a witch, a mouse jumps out of her mouth. White mice are believed to be the souls of children and of the poor, and also fever demons.

According to Jung, the mouse is the animal of the soul, the image of a difficult-to-understand reality, the relationship of the dreamer to sexuality, fertility, and the devil or witch.

Folklore: Always has an erotic meaning.

The mouse is the penis escaping into the hole.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

See also Television / Video.

To be watching a movie is to yearn for glamour in your life. You have been living too sheltered an existence and need to let down your hair a little more. Sometimes the type of movie you are watching can be pertinent:

Comedy: Don’t take life too seriously. When you get uptight, examine the situation and try to find a humorous side to it.

Musical: Don’t let your love of the music of life cause you to ignore your responsibilities.

Mystery: Something is not as it should be. Don’t get complacent, but be always on the alert. Simple, seemingly innocent words and actions can be signs of coming intrigue and complications.

Romance: This could be a good time for romance. Keep your ears and eyes open.

Tragedy: Be aware of tragedies and of impending drama, but always look for the silver lining that will be there somewhere.

War Movie: You are building up to a battle within yourself. Bring your problems out into the open and examine them. Face up to problems and work out solutions.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Drinking from a mug means continued good health.

If you are ill (in real life), the mug is a message that you will get better soon and enjoy newfound vitality.

A mug falling to the floor and breaking: illness or bad luck. Receiving a mug as a gift: an inheritance or an honorary post.

Depth Psychology: A mug in a dream always stands for good health and luck; it is a symbol, if in good condition, for the “chalice of life.” See Chalice, Cup, Goblet.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of a multiplex cinema or shopping mall are about your multidimensional self, reminding you of how many opinions are always available to you. Your subconscious mind is telling you to get out of your rut and expand your possibilities in this infinite and abundant universe.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

If such symbols appear frequently in your dreams, like a street full of water puddles, for instance, or a sky filled with birds of the same kind, it is thought to be a sign of extreme distractions and psychological splitting.

If such dreams are common, it would be a good idea to see a psychologist.

Multiplicity is the essential characteristic of all life events that register in the unconscious—the deeper in the unconscious, the more pronounced the multiplicity.

It is connected to the sympathetic nervous system, where whatever is happening is telegraphed to every cell in the body. Multiplicity has a destructive connotation, because it dissolves the unity of consciousness, occurring often where there is a conflict between the ego, the many different Ts, and influences in the environment. This dream may also point to conflicts and prejudices that are a hindrance.

According to the theorist Gurdjieff, the person who is not free always depends on many egos, and they make themselves known through such dreams. Other people suggest that the many egos of a person are what bring out his or her creative potential.

This dream often occurs during illnesses that are part physical and part psychological—delirium tremens, for example, where hallucinations involving many Mice are not uncommon.

However, multiplicity might also point to an early stage of a new awareness.

According to Freud, the frequency, or the accumulation, of symbols or facts in a dream indicates that they are real and will also appear during waking hours.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Orchestra

1- Music and rhythm are both an expression of our inner selves and of our connection with life.

To hear music in a dream suggests that we have the potential to make that basic association. Music can equally represent a sensuous and sensual experience.

2- Sacred music such as chanting, drumming and pipe playing is used to induce an altered state of consciousness, and this can be represented in dreams by the hearing of music.

3- Sacred sound has always been used in acts of worship, as has dancing (see Dance).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Sacred sound has always been used in acts of worship, as has dancing. Spiritually, music expresses ideas and emotions through the elements of rhythm, melody and harmony. Rhythm expresses the essential pulse of life, melody an individual sound and harmony a combination of several sounds to make a pleasing combination. In dreams this symbolism expresses man, his concerns and his society.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Musical instruments and the skill required to play them are both aspects of man attempting to be close to the divine. Ways of self-expression (for example, playing a musical instrument) are offerings of our own creativity and are spiritual acts. In dreams, we have access to vibrations and rhythms not always accessible in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of going on Myspace (or about a Myspace page that you do or don’t have in real life), it symbolizes that you need to reach out to people who may not always physically be around. This dream might also suggest that you are spending too much time on the computer in your waking life. Maybe it’s time to get outside more and take a break from the screen! If you dreamed of leaving a message on someone else’s Myspace, you may be put into an unpleasant situation.

If you dream of getting a new message on your Myspace, there will be a change in your affairs.

To dream of reading messages on someone else’s Myspace page signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business. Perhaps you have recently stumbled upon some information that was not meant for your eyes.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

You are tapping into your innate ability to see beyond appearances to the gold that is always beneath the surface, accessing higher guidance, and you are making a difference on the planet.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To nag almost always has a negative connotation, but when a spiritual idea or feeling keeps coming back and nagging at us we would be very wise to pay attention.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of a naked man where only the top part is visible foretells illness to a female member of your family but if the privates are exposed then the meaning is death. It is reversed if you dream of a naked female. Remember that a death omen does not always mean the physical death of the body. Other interpretations are associated with illicit love affairs and loss of prestige coupled with scandal. Interpret this in context with the rest of your dream symbols.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreams of being naked and not afraid or concerned indicate that you’re comfortable with being your true self and exposing your real attitudes and personality to others. Dreaming of being naked and worried, concerned, or fearful of being so symbolizes you feel the need to hide your true self.

To dream of a naked man where only the top part is visible foretells illness to a female member of your family but if the privates are exposed then the meaning is death. It is reversed if you dream of a naked female. Remember that a death omen does not always mean the physical death of the body. Other interpretations are associated with illicit love affairs and loss of prestige coupled with scandal. This symbol must be interpreted in context with the rest of the symbols within the dream.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Reading a newspaper means you will receive interesting news—but who should you believe (everybody is saying something different)? Seeing a newspaper (without reading it): you pay little attention to what is going on around you—but be less cavalier, more observant. Seeing your name in the paper: watch out—someone is determined to wreck your reputation. See Leaf, Name, Paper.

Depth Psychology: A newspaper represents things we don’t know. However, information in newspapers is not always clear; it presents different opinions. Are you uncertain right now about who to believe? Newspapers reveal and expose things: are you afraid that someone is revealing your personal secret?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Wandering around in the night: a warning about “invisible” dangers.

The night might also represent an uncertain future.

A starlit night means you’re on the right path. See Darkness.

Depth Psychology: Night is always a period of transition, with the promise that morning will always follow. It also symbolizes dangers lurking in our unconscious. See Evening, Morning, Noon.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Hanging and Rope

A noose in a dream suggests that we have a fear of being trapped, perhaps by others’ actions. We are aware that we can create a trap for ourselves, thereby ‘putting a noose round our own necks’. Traditionally, a drawing of a hangman’s noose was a threat of death and it can still have that significance in dreams. As always, this death may be of part of our personality.

A noose, like the halter, harness and other symbols of restraint, suggests the taming of something wild. So, for a young man about to be married to dream of a noose might indicate a fear of being restrained unduly For a young woman wishing to leave home, a noose might represent a fear of becoming trapped in the parental home.

A noose can also imply the prevention of self-expression.

At its simplest, the noose represents a traumatic death. In a more complex sense it can represent the binding of spiritual intent, the harnessing of spiritual energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A noose in a dream suggests that we have a fear of being trapped, perhaps by others’ actions. We are also aware that we can create a trap for ourselves, thereby ‘putting a noose round our own necks’. Traditionally, a drawing of a hangman’s noose was a threat of death and it can still have that association in dreams. As always, this ‘death’ may be of part of our personality being unduly restrained.

For a young woman wishing to leave home, a noose might represent a fear of becoming trapped in the parental home.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about the North: lack of compassion, an intellectual impasse, and depression. North is always a place from which people search for light and it holds the promise that Morning will soon dawn. See Light, Four Corners of the Compass.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If your nose in the dream is bigger dian in real life: you have an excellent chance of becoming influential and wealthy. But the dream is also a warning: don’t stick your nose where it doesn’t belong.

If the nose is smaller: be happy with the fortunes you already enjoy. Someone else pulling at your nose: take care of your own affairs. Pulling someone else’s nose: you obviously haven’t found the right partner yet. Being unable to breath through your nose: difficulties in a certain matter.

A man dreaming about his nose: he wishes he were a better lover. In a woman’s dream, the large nose of a man indicates that her sexual desires are very strong.

Depth Psychology: Think of what the dream wants to tell you: Who is it that you can’t stand? YVho or what “stinks to high heaven ‘? Are you constandy putting your nose where it does not belong? Do you always “follow your nose”? Do you have a particularly “good nose” for things and opportunities? Nostrils represent part of your personality. Did you see the Right or the Left nostril?

In a man’s dream, an exaggerated helmet (See Armor, Knight) is an indication of the dreamer’s need for safety. He is either afraid of other mens malice or concerned about his own masculinity.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A nuclear explosion is not always an act of war, but can sometimes be accidental. Such an accident can unintentionally have very far-reaching effects.

To dream of a nuclear explosion can highlight our anxiety about great change in our lives. We do not yet know what effect that change may have. We do, however, know we must undertake radical change, but would prefer it to be a more gradual process. Also consult the entries for apocalypse, atom bomb and bomb.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

When dreaming about numbers, pay attention to their symbolic meaning—often the sum of the digits is meaningful. Numbers always represent an ordering principle in the world of the dream. Jung suggests that when dreaming about numbers that have no noticeable meaning, you think about whether they might refer to a year or any other time or date.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Expansions Dream Dictionary

$10(in pocket): God-Mind always available • 20: Anger • 60: End of series of cycles • 50’s: Centering yourself.

• 8: Angelic frequency.

• 911: Emergency situation; call for help.

• 220: Changing something in the environment • 3 fetuses: Ideas that were never given a chance for completion • 3 shoe boxes: Feeling all ideas about future support are closed off • 300 pounds: Creating twinning program... Expansions Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

These Sisters of Mercy are always associated with Black, which is not a fortunate omen in a dream. Be careful of the motives of the people around you, for you are liable to be deceived.... Mystic Dream Book

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of wandering in a desert and finding an Oasis is a sign of one friend on whose help you can always rely.... Mystic Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depicts something which causes uncertainty or withdrawal of enthusiasm, creativity or love. Such might be produced by someone’s criticism which evokes our own self doubts; indecision; our own inhibitions or anxieties; maybe even a hidden form of not wanting to succeed because it would confront us with the new—we might fail.

Example: ‘I have this recurring nightmare. I see my mother standing by my bedroom door, blocking it as if I am being trapped and stopped from getting out. I often call to her “Let me out Mum” but she just stands there staring with no ex­pression on her face at all. I end up getting out of bed and switching my bedroom light on and then she disappears. Sometimes I will see her standing by my wardrobe. It seems as if she is always standing by a door and trying to trap me’ (Natalie S). Natalie is 14 and the obstacle she faces in choos­ing her own clothes—the wardrobe—and making her own decisions—her mother—is her own dependence upon her mother, and the need to develop a new relationship with her.

Example: ‘As I was driving along I turned my car over. I wasn’t hurt but could not now get to my destination. I didn’t feel at all upset about the car being damaged’ (Tim K).

The example shows a subtle and self-made obstacle, the damaged car. In fact Tim admitted ruining his own work opportunities —the car—because he was frightened of failure.

The obstacle, obstruction, barner or interference can be a person, wall, river, animal—or it might be an internal thing like paralysis or a lump in the throat. Refer to the entry on the appropriate subject to define what it is acting as an obstacle. See first example in failure; fence; wall. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of the ocean when it is calm is propitious.

The sailor will have a pleasant and profitable voyage.

The business man will enjoy a season of remuneration, and the young man will revel in his sweetheart’s charms.

To be far out on the ocean, and hear the waves lash the ship, forebodes disaster in business life, and quarrels and stormy periods in the household.

To be on shore and see the waves of the ocean foaming against each other, foretells your narrow escape from injury and the designs of enemies.

To dream of seeing the ocean so shallow as to allow wading, or a view of the bottom, signifies prosperity and pleasure with a commingling of sorrow and hardships.

To sail on the ocean when it is calm, is always propitious. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of the ocean represents opportunity and spirituality. It’s the need to find and immerse yourself in the truth of the Universe; also, the need for unconditional love and comfort.

If you dream you are standing on shore and watching the waves foam up as they break over the beach foretells that you will have some narrow escape from an accidental injury.

If you are far out on the ocean and hear the waves as they lap against the hull of the ship, you will have setbacks in your business and a troubled domestic scene.

To sail on a calm ocean is always a good omen for all concerned.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream you are standing on shore and watching the waves foam up as they break over the beach foretells that you will have some narrow escape from an accidental injury.

If you are far out on the ocean and hear the waves as they lap against the hull of the ship, you will have setbacks in your business and a troubled domestic scene.

To sail on a calm ocean is always a good omen for all concerned.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Perfume and Smell

1- If there is an odour in a dream it is usually highly significant and will highlight whatever is happening.

If it is a pleasant one it suggests good times; if a bad one then it is more likely to be a warning of bad things.

2- Our sense of smell is extremely delicate, but just as the use of other senses is suspended or transmuted into something slightly different, an odour in a dream may be a way of reminding ourselves of another time or place.

3- A sweet odour in spiritual terms always signifies saintlincss and spirituality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Oil is a symbol of the spirit of God and the strength flowing from it.

Vision: Looking at oil: everything is going smoothly (is “well oiled”). Burning oil: an unexpected windfall. Drinking oil: you are enjoying the best of health. Spilling oil: dealing with a string of unpleasant experiences. Oiling something: a reminder that courtesy will always get you further in life. Buying oil: you can expect to make a profit.

Depth Psychology: Oil can be a symbol of many things, among them being anointed with oil as a sign of maturity. Sometimes oil suggests avoiding friction and arguments—”pour oil on troubled waters!” Pouring oil onto the fire would mean emotions are “ignited.” Pouring oil: are you hoping to foil your enemies’ attack by having them “slip and fall”? Only you know the truth!... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The wise old man is a part of ourselves, which is not always consciously available to us.

An old man appearing in our dreams puts us in touch with this part of ourselves. He can also represent our feelings about time and death.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we dream of old things, we are touching into the past and perhaps need to bring some kind of knowledge forward, so that we can make use of it in the present day. Dreaming of historical figures usually means we are aware of the qualities that those people possessed. Perhaps we need to develop those qualities within ourselves.

2- Old people in dreams tend to suggest traditional thought or wisdom arising from experience (see People). We may also need to consider our attitude to death. Old buildings can signify a past way of life which we thought we had left behind. Antiques will often represent elements of our past experience which might be worth keeping.

3- The Wise Old Man (see Introduction) is a part of ourselves which is not always consciously available to us.

An old man appearing in our dreams puts us in touch with this part of ourselves.

He can also represent our feelings about time and death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing an elderly man you don’t know: practice more levelheadedness and examine your actions and your life. Sometimes, the old man wants to warn of evil-minded people in your immediate environment. Seeing an old woman: anxiety, limitations, or worries. Seeing yourself as an old person: you might receive great honors; or be smart and keep your distance from certain events in the near future.

Depth Psychology: The old man is seen as a symbol of maturity in all aspects of life. This dream is always significant and should be examined carefully. Old men or old women represent either wisdom or malice, and are a warning to take a closer look at your (bad) habits. See Youth*... Dreamers Dictionary

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Olives in many forms are mentioned in Scripture. They had many uses - from being used for oil to light lamps, to being pickled and eaten.

• The most famous olive grove mentioned in the Word is Gethsemane, which translated means ‘oil press’. Before an olive tree died, new branches sprouted from its roots.

• Visions Positive Olive Oil • Oil has always been a lovely picture of the anointing. It also speaks of the healing anointing, as olive oil was often used as a source of medication.

• Olive Crushed • Apostle Les speaks in The Prophetic Training book about how the prophet goes through a time of testing during his training. He relates it to being ‘squeezed’.

• His question is, “When you get squeezed, what comes out of you?” • The olive oil being squeezed and letting out its oil is a lovely image of this. It means that when pressures come on you to change, what comes out is the anointing.

• It is also an indication that the Lord is about to put pressure on you, or perhaps even take you through a phase of ministry training.

• Olive Tree • The Lord promised the Israelites their own olive trees as a blessing. It is a picture of abundance and the blessing of the Lord.

• The olive tree is also a good picture of a reproducing asset. It is not a blessing that comes once, but one that keeps producing further blessing.

• Psalms 128:3 Your wife [will be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants around about your table.

Negative:

Branch Being Severed • Apostle Paul shares how those who refused to accept Christ were cut off from the olive tree, and a new branch was grafted in (speaking of the Church).

• Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree.

• Often in the spirit we have seen the Lord cut a branch off a tree and graft a new one in its place. This has referred to the Lord removing a person from our lives or ministry and putting in someone new.

• In a situation where a marriage has ended and you see this, it is an indication that the old marriage partner is being removed and that the Lord will bring a new one, so that they can become one.

• To see an olive tree bearing fruit other than olives is a picture of things not being what they seem. While the person pretends to be one thing, on the inside they are something completely different.

• James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? Or a vine, figs? So no fountain [can] yield both salt water and fresh.

See also:

Branch, Tree.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

The Language of Dreams

(see Acrobatics, Marathon, Running)

Because of the generally peaceful, positive atmosphere of the Olympics> this can represent your development or expansion of one-world thinking and actions.

Being a good sport and remembering the importance of fair play. Winning is not always the greatest prize if it comes undeservedly.

As the symbol of the Olympics is a lit torch, this dream may metaphorically relate to “carrying a torch” for a cause or person you idealize.

Undertaking projects or personal changes perceived as being Olympic in size.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

One means fundamental wholeness, and is the symbol for all that is godly. As an organizing number, it is the starting point and has the highest ranking; it is the symbolic number for the SUN.

One stands for strength, but also for what you do with it.

The One points to strong willpower, mental power, and control, as well as drives, urges, and the desire for independence.

The One type of person is the typical hermit who “goes it alone”—usually very successfully, but with a fierce determination can also destroy his/her life. Friendships are pleasant but not a necessity. One is creative, has powerful traits, and is an “original”—tough, assertive, stubborn, and ambitious. In general, the One always means a new beginning, something primary that can’t be shared with others. One is a part of everything—it symbolizes masculinity, individuality, and an independent personality.

The mind and reasoning ability are strong. They are risk-takers. Do you want to become aOne with yourself ? Or with another person? Do you want to create a base from which to operate? Then just “do it”! See Sun.

Owe-people have birthdays on the first, tenth, and 28th day of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Smoking opium: your ideas about life are quite unrealistic; such self-deception has dangerous consequences. Watching others smoke opium: you are hanging out with dubious, reckless characters. Walking into an opium den: you will become involved in a very risk)’ project or adventure.

Depth Psychology: The use of opium always indicates a “flight from reality.” Or it might be that you’re trying to hide your mistakes and weaknesses behind unrealistic ideals. Neither possibility will get you very far; they will only weaken your character. See Smoking.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream that she lives in fairy like opulence, denotes that she will be deceived, and will live for a time in luxurious ease and splendor, to find later that she is mated with shame and poverty. When young women dream that they are enjoying solid and real wealth and comforts, they will always wake to find some real pleasure, but when abnormal or fairy-like dreams of luxury and joy seem to encompass them, their waking moments will be filled with disappointments; as the dreams are warnings, superinduced by their practicality being supplanted by their excitable imagination and lazy desires, which should be overcome with energy, and the replacing of practicality on her base. No young woman should fill her mind with idle day dreams, but energetically strive to carry forward noble ideals and thoughts, and promising and helpful dreams will come to her while she restores physical energies in sleep. See Wealth. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

To dream that you are in an Orchard is always a favourable sign, but the actual extent of your good fortune will depend on the condition of the fruit.

If it is ripe and plentiful, you may expect great success ; if it is green or scarce, then your fortunes will mend, but it will require time and patience.... Mystic Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Container that wants to be filled or that has been filled.

A full bucket always indicates that you have much to give. Female sexual symbol. Something is being ruined, thrown away into a pail!... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

As always, any receptacle suggests the containing feminine principle, usually the nurturing side.

A pot can have the same spiritual significance as a jar.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams a pan or a pot signifies nurturing and caring. It can also suggest a receptive frame of mind.

2- Just as a cauldron can be taken to indicate the transformative process, so a pan can suggest the ability to combine several ingredients’ to make something completely different.

3- As always, any receptacle suggests the containing Feminine Principle, usually the nurturing side.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

To dream that you are in the Pantry is not a good omen. You will succeed up to a certain point, but will always have obstacles to overcome.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a papaya suggests the need for healing. Eating papaya or getting the juice on your skin may be letting you know that a healing is currently occurring in your life.

A papaya tree abundant with fruit is a message that there is a solution to every problem. Do not feel anxious, as complete physical or emotional healing is always possible regardless of statistics, concepts, and old-fashioned ideas.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at a parade: stop living beyond your means. You would like to be more than you really are, or you are using your appearance to inflate your self-esteem.

Depth Psychology: The parade in a dream is always a challenge to be more self-disciplined, because that is the only way to solve your difficulties.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

A parking attendant in a dream represents someone who is always waiting. It may be time to take the reigns and listen to yourself rather than always serving others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Pleasure after work is completed, social exchange, and communication. Well-being, fun, and joy in the dream, as in life, always mean to search for or to have found your center. Your personal characteristics are getting stimulated and recognized, and that is the meaning of “party,” too.

Folklore: Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing animals in a green pasture: your life is going well—you will prosper. Seeing a willow tree: You need to remain steadfast now, but “bend like a willow tree” at the right time. Seeing a weeping willow: a friend is very sad and pours her heart out to you. Pussy willows: your life is peaceful; be satisfied (humble).

Depth Psychology: Why are you so “flexible” and accommodating? Are you hiding feelings of inferiority? Do you have so little confidence in yourself? Don’t you trust yourself? Do you always take the easy way out? Your “adaptability” is too extreme. You need to change that! See Reed.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Paying the price is not always monetary, i.E. Christ paid the price for our sins with his blood... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Little Giant Encyclopedia

If you receive money, you are receiving energy.

If you have to give money, energy is lost. Always make sure that you pay attention to the direction of the flow of energy: where it is coming from and where it is flowing to. Of course, in addition to the symbolic meaning, this dream might also represent an actual financial situation that might cause apprehension.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Like all fruit, the peach is a sign of erotic desires and needs. Seeing n peach: a love affair you thought was over is going to revive. Shaking peaches off a tree: you are impatient in your love relationship, you “can’t wait.” Eating a peach: your partner is taking your relationship more seriously than you would like.

A rotten peach: an unpleasant discovery and a disappointment in your relationship. Seeing a ripe peach: your love relationship is maturing—your happiness is solid. See Fruit.

Depth Psychology: The peach is always a sign that erotic tendencies and sexual needs are clamoring for attention.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The pearl stands for enlightenment and spiritual rebirth.

Vision: Pearls in women’s dreams don’t always mean tears. They also express the desire to create something of value.

A housewife who lives a restricted life often dreams about pearls, or that she was given pearls as a gift. Wearing pearls: old emotional scars are resurfacing and need to be addressed. Giving pearls as a gift: you won’t get thanks for your willingness to help.

Depth Psychology: See Clam, Mussel, Oyster, Jewels, Jewelry. Penguin

Depth Psychology: The penguin is a sign that outwardly you are always correct. But in everyday life you are still a captive of your emotional world. Try to change that!... Dreamers Dictionary

Psycho Dream Interpretation

A dream of pears always promises surprises and good health followed by periods of disappointment and temporary illness. See Plums.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The peony—the “rose without thorns” is a symbol of the Virgin Mary.

Vision: A peony in bloom promises happiness in love. Receiving a peony as a gift: you have a secret admirer. Giving a peony as a gift: don’t be timid in your love relationship, have courage! Throwing the flower away or if the flower is wilted: a love affair is deteriorating. See Flower.

Depth Psychology: A beautiful peony always means good luck in matters of love.

A peony that has broken off: conflicts in your relationship.

A wilted peony: the relationship is deteriorating.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Perfume, oil, myrrh and incense often share the same interpretations.

• Some common interpretations for perfume are: Our praise to the Lord, being beautified, being prepared, being honored and being cleansed.

• Perfume changes your emotions and causes you to be drawn to it. It can be a pleasant experience, or it can speak of being caught in a trap.

• Referring to how perfume lifts the emotions: • Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so [does] the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

• Dreams • Positive: A bride was prepared with oils and perfume to prepare her for her wedding night. Esther is a good example of this.

• This speaks of the Bride of Christ being prepared and made ready for her Groom. It speaks of her falling in love with her Groom - which is Jesus Christ.

• The Scriptures also speak of our praise being as incense before the Lord; that it is a pleasing smell before Him.

• Incense was offered before the Lord twenty-four hours a day under the Old Covenant. Our incense is our praise and worship.

• Speaking of the Love of Bride and Groom • Song of Solomon 4:10 How beautiful is your love, my beloved, [my] bride! how much better is your love than wine! and the fragrance of your perfume than all spices! • As believers we also diffuse the perfume of Christ everywhere we go - or we should anyway! • Because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, as we go through this world, we carry that treasure inside of us.

• It is just like wearing perfume. Everyone that passes you should be effected by it. I give a good description of this in the Practical Prophetic Ministry book when teaching on the ministry of the prophet.

• 2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks [be] to God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.

Negative:

The Scripture also speaks of the perfume of the harlot and adulteress.

• It speaks of being captured and seduced into the things of the world; of being deceived into thinking that you are being offered something good, when in fact it is false and full of sin.

• Speaking of the harlot (world) that seduces; a love that is false and empty: • Proverbs 7:171 have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

• 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

• 22 He goes after her immediately as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks

See also:

Aloes, Honey, Oil.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Mystic Dream Book

This is always a favourable dream, both for the man of commerce or the lover. ... Mystic Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I went back in time in circles, almost as if going unconscious. I went back and back and then there came this awful smell such as I’ve never expe­rienced. I always felt it was the smell of death. I would wake ternfied. One night my husband, a practical and down to eanh man, said he would read me to sleep to see if it helped me not to have the dream. It made no difference, I still had the nightmare. Imagine my surprise though. He said “I knew you’d had the dream again for there was an awful smell in the room for a minute” (Mrs E C).

A smell can remind us of a particular situation or person. Odour attracts, repels, relaxes or offends, and so depicts feeling responses and intuition, and may summarise what we feel about a person or situation. Frequently in dreams a smell expresses an intuition of some­thing rotten in one’s life if the smell is bad—rotten might mean ‘bad’ emotions felt in a relationship, a hunch or feelings about something, as in the example; memories. Good smell: good feelings; non-verbalised intimations or love.

Also explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell. Idioms: on the right scent; throw someone off the scent; in bad/good odour with; odour of sanctity; smell a rat; smell of greasepaint; smells fishy; something stinks to high heaven; like stink; raise a stink; what you did stinks. See nose under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Complete Dream Book

(See Porch).

A maiden who dreams of nestling in the arms of a man she does not know will find that she will shortly be strenously wooed by one whom she had never previously regarded as a possibility for a lover.

Petting dreams, under circumstances that may be regarded as suitable, are always omens of excellent luck in matters pertaining to the heart.

A man who dreams of having each arm around a different girl should beware of careless proposals.... The Complete Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The pheasant was brought to Europe during the Middle Ages, where over a period of time it became wild. It is a symbol for the power of nature and beauty (similar to the astrological sign of Leo), but also of the inability to make decisions. It has been considered a reluctant and decidedly stupid bird.

Do you have trouble making decisions, thinking that all possibilities will always be available? Are you afraid to follow your own desires and needs and, for that reason, are you dismissing many possibilities right from the beginning? What if you took a chance and followed your feelings? In China, the pheasant is a symbol of wealth. It was the emblem of the Emperor Yii. In Japan, the pheasant is the female symbol of mother-love and protection.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In Greek mythology, the Phoenix was a bird with great beauty, splendor and longevity.

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

Mystic Dream Book

It is always fortunate to look at a Photo of some other person in a dream, but not at your own. It is a bad omen to have your Photograph taken. ... Mystic Dream Book

The Language of Dreams

(see Authority Figures, Healing, Medicine, Operation)

If you have a tendency to always help others while neglecting your own needs, the physician in your dreams is the Super Ego counseling that to be a healer, you must first heal yourself.

A gentle nudge to seek medical evaluation or treatments for something you have either ignored or overlooked up until now.

The patient in this dream can represent a person or group with whom you need to patch things up. It may also be situational.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The physician in a dream is not only a symbol of your own self-healing powers, but he or she can also take on the role of an advisor, or father, an authority figure, or a guiding presence.

Vision: A physician-dream is a warning of some kind or expresses an exaggerated fear of illness. It might also suggest that your illness needs treatment. Speaking to a physician: a good sign that the illness can be cured. But no matter what, do pay more attention to your health. Being the physician: a sign of profound self-knowledge or a desire for a better social position.

Depth Psychology: If the physician is an old man: you are unable to cope with something and are searching for advice or for help.

The dream image of the physician is always a symbol of the power- fill healing capacity of the soul. It is often the image of a wise man and strong father.... Dreamers Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

This is a very fortunate omen—It is always a good sign to see or speak to a Doctor in your dream.... Mystic Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Eating always points to the natural and intimate.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Farm)

Figuratively, someone who is always “hamming it up.”

Among the Celts, an emblem of success and overcoming the odds. Pig was the favored food for Celtic victory feasts (see Eating, Meat).

Norse: Rebirth, honor, and new beginnings. In Valhalla, Valkyries feast on a reborn sow.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we are undertaking a pilgrimage in a dream we are recognising the purposeful, directed side of our personality. We have a goal in life, which may require faith to achieve.

2- A pilgrim can often represent the hermit or Wise Old Man (see Introduction) within. That part of our personality which is secure and may not need much input from others has the ability to direct our lives provided we create the correct circumstances.

3- A seeker of Spirituality must always undertake a journey of some kind. This is often represented by a pilgrimage to a holy place.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A seeker of spirituality must always undertake a journey of some kind. This is often represented in dreams by a pilgrimage to a holy place of any denomination.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A pillar is a symbol of the tree of life, as well as the axis of the universe. It gives support to a structure and provides stability.

Vision: Seeing one or more pillars in your dream: you are very popular because people can depend on you. Also, when you are in trouble, you can always depend on support and help from others. Seeing a broken pillar: a friend is abandoning you when you need help the most.

If you are hoisting a pillar: you have accomplished something entirely by yourself, which is attracting people who will support you in the future. See Pole.

Depth Psychology: If die dream is not a sign of hidden sexual desires, die pillar is either a testament to the solid and strong foundation on which you have built your life, or it indicates the support you will receive in a difficult situation.

If the pillar is falling, you will face conflicts and no support from others.

The dream may also ask if you are as rigid as ua pillar of salt”? And if so why? See Salt.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a pillow signify comfort, support, security, and reassurance that all is well. You are realizing that you always have a soft place to land during challenging times.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a piñata symbolize a celebration. Because a piñata usually involves a blindfold, this dream can symbolize that perhaps your desire is blind if you are lashing out to obtain something that you aren’t even sure you want or need. This could also mean that there are always goodies awaiting you, even if you can’t see them. See Blindfold.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Playing handball—or any other ball game: you always catch the luck that life is throwing your way and just in time (if—in your dream—you do catch the ball!). See Ball, Hand.... Dreamers Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

Always a dream of contrary.

The more boisterous your mirth in your dream, the greater your loss or difficulty will be in your business affairs.... Mystic Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In attempting to understand our dreams, it is imponant to honour their drama or plot. Dreams appear to be very specific in the way they use the characters, objects and environs occurring in them.

Example: I was walking up a steep hill on a sunny day when my husband came running down the hill with blood pouring from his right arm. He couldn’t stop running. As he passed me he called to me for help. I was happy and peaceful and ignored him. I calmly watched him running fast down the hill, then continued on my way’ (Joyce C). Out of the infinite number of situations Joyce could have dreamt about, this was the one produced. Why? There are many factors which appear to determine what we dream. How events of the day influ­enced us; what stage of personal growth we are meeting—we might be in the stage of struggling for independence; prob­lems being met; relationships, past business such as child­hood traumas still to be integrated. And so on.

If Joyce had dreamt she and her husband were walking up the hill the whole message of the dream would have been different.

If we can accept that dream images are, as Freud stated, a form of thinking, then the change in imagery would be a changed concept.

If the language of dreams is expressed in its images, then the meaning stated is specific to the imagery used.

In processing our dreams, it is therefore profitable to look at the plot to see what it suggests. It can be helpful to change the situation, as we have done with Joyce s. Imagining Joyce walking up the hill on a sunny day, arm in arm with her husband, suggests a happy relationship. This emphasises the situation of independence and lack of support for her hus­band which appears in the real dream. Seeing our dreams as if they were snatches from a film or play, and asking ourself what feelings and human situations they depict, can aid us to clarify them. As a piece of drama, Joyce’s dream says she sees, but does not respond to, her husband’s plight.

Our internal ‘dream producer’ has an amazing sense of the subtle meanings of movement, positioning, and relationship between the elements used. And some of these are subtle.

A way of becoming more aware of what information our dream contains is to use visualisation. Sit comfonably and imagine yourself back in the dream. Replay it just as it was. Remember the whole thing slowly, going through it again while awake. As you do so, be aware of what it feels like in each scene or event. What do the interactions suggest? What does it feel like in the other roles? We can even practise this with other peo­ple’s dreams.

If we imagine ourself in Joyce’s dream, and replay it just as she describes it, we may arrive at a feeling of detachment from the husband.

If we stand in the husband’s role we may feel a great need which is not responded to as we go down hill fast*. In this way we gather a great deal of unspoken’ information from dreams.

Looking at our own dreams in this way can be more diffi­cult, simply because we do not always want to see what is being said about ourself. See amplification; dream process­ing; postures, movement, body language; word analysis of dreams; settings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To see a pole in your dream, represents security and stability. You always have something or someone you can lean on.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Eating pomegranate seeds in a dream means earning easy money.

A pomegranate in a dream also represents savings.

If it is ripened and tastes sweet, it represents a beautiful woman, a town, a son, a one thousand dollars, a one hundred dollars, or ten dollars depending on the type of work one performs.

If a pomegranate is eaten unripened in the dream, it represents suspicious money. As for a ruler or a governor, a pomegranate in a dream represents a city. Ifhe brakes one in a dream, it means that he will conquer or rule that city.

The skin of a pomegranate represents the city’s walls, its seeds represent its people and itsjuices represent its resources, industries and wealth. Ifa sick person eats the skin of a pomegranate in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.

A pomegranate in a dream also means a coffer, a beehive, or a honeycomb.

If the seeds are white in the dream, they represent little money.

If they are red, then they represent a sizeable profit.

A pomegranate in a dream also denotes fear or a journey.

A fresh looking pomegranate in a dream represents ayoungvirgin.Abroken pomegranate in halfin a dream represents a deflowered girl, a divorcee or a widow.

A rotten or a spoiled pomegranate in a dream represents an unchaste woman.Asour tastingpomegranate in adream represents unlawful money, worries, or disturbances. Ifone sells pomegranates in a dream, it means that he will sell the everlasting reward of the hereafter for the temporary pleasure of this world. Drinkingpomegranatejuice in a dream means spending for one’s livelihood.

A pomegranate tree in a dream represents a pious, respected and a rich man.lfhe is a merchant, his business will always multiply.

The thorns of a pomegranate tree in a dream represent the obstacles that restricts a believer from falling into or committing a wrongdoing. Cutting down a pomegranate tree in a dream means severing one’s blood ties, or neglecting one’s duty toward his family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a poplar tree: unlike the palm tree, the poplar promises happiness and a peaceful old age—you are on the right path! Seeing a crooked or stunted poplar tree: let go of deceptive opinions and negative attitudes! Failing to do so means you will always chase after the wrong goals.

Depth Psychology: A straight poplar tree is a good sign and means that you are on the right path.

A crooked poplar tree: you need to make changes!... Dreamers Dictionary

Psycho Dream Interpretation

To see a porter signifies a desire to travel.

If the porter has your luggage, a change seems inevitable but not always travel.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

You are getting a clearer picture about yourself or somebody else. Calls for creative vision and actions instead of logic alone. Portraits almost always show characteristics of the dreamer. Every picture is a self- portrait and a reflection of one’s personal or broad and universal attitudes. See Picture.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Even in everyday life, the way we hold and position our body, the inclination of chest and head, the movement of hands, are a means of com­munication.

The apparently intuitive information in some dreams, when investigated, can be traced to an unconscious insight into the language of the living body. We all have this ability to understand body language, but it seems to be some­thing which is inherited from past times before verbal lan­guage. It therefore remains a largely unconscious ability. In our dreams, however, it is a major factor in how the dream is structured.

If you cannot find a satisfying description below, imagine yourself making the movement or posture in the dream to see if you can define what the feeling quality is, or what you are saying non-verbally. It can often be of value to make the movement or take up the posture physically instead of in the imagination. By comparing the movement/posture with an­other one, it can help to clarify its quality.

Example: Marilyn was expenencing emotional pain con­nected with her impending divorce. Marilyn had dreamt of seeing a dinosaur standing in her path, devounng all who approached it. We explored it by having Marilyn find a body posture and movements which for her expressed the feeling of the dinosaur. In doing so Marilyn did not sense anger or aggression, but she did feel like a predator which always had to take to gain her own needs. This feeling immediately re­minded her of her family life as a child. She remembered when she was sent shopping as a very young child of three or four; as well as buying what she had been asked, she pur­chased some sweets for herself. When she arrived home she was treated as if she had done a terrible thing, and that was where she began to feel like a predator. It seemed to her as if her own needs were always gained at the expense of someone else.

‘With this awareness, she could now see that the dinosaur standing iti her path clearly related to her present situation. Bargaining to gain a realistic share of the house and property jointly owned by her husband and herself, felt to her as if she were gaining her needs at his expense, like a predator. That made her feel so awful, she was almost ready to allow her husband to take all, leaving her without house or money to start again. Her awareness of where the feelings arose from, and the unrealistic pan they played in her life, allowed her to relate to the situation with less pain and more wisdom’ (from Mind and Movement, Tony Crisp). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The game of power is always playing with fire. This image points to your passionate vitality. At issue here are the energies that are available to you and how they are being used.

The image of power addresses your shadow as well as your strength. How are you using your power? Against others? Or is somebody’s power being used against you? Are you feeling powerful or powerless? See Ruler.

Indicates luck and health, or it may be pointing to weakness. More important is how the energy is being expressed—through the heart, the soul, the mind, the body, or the character.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Religious Imagery

1- Prayer suggests the idea that we need to seek outside help for ourselves. We mav need someone else’s authority to succeed in what we are doing.

2- Psychologically, the human being has always needed to feel that there Is a greater power than himself available to him.

To be praying in a dream reinforces this, since the dreamer needs to use his own inner sense of self to access the Greater Power.

3- Supplication and Worship are two aspects of prayer.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, the human being has always needed to feel that there is a greater power than himself available to him.

To be praying in a dream reinforces this, since we need to use our own inner sense of self to access the greater power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about praying: while the future will be blessed, you are in need of advice from an objective counselor or support from your family and/or friends. Your humility will make it possible for a wish to come true.

If you see or read a prayer book, it means comfort in your present sad situation. Seeing someone else praying: you have good friends who will always be on your side in times of need. Receiving a prayer book as a gift means that a very good person will help you. Losing a prayer book means losing a loyal friend. Throwing a prayer book away: you will be the cause of emotional conflicts. See Worship.

Depth Psychology: Prayers stand for humility and the faith you have in finding help in a dire situation. Sometimes it also means that a wish w ill be fulfilled. Praying in front of a cross is an expression of anxiety, fearing for one’s existence.

The soul is looking for God’s help; ask for it! The prayer book is a symbol of your need for comfort and better insight.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Looking at a precious stone: you are tempted by material things. Receiving a gift of a precious stone: your wealth will increase.

If you are wearing precious stones: you are arrogant and egotistical. Seeing or finding precious stones always indicates that something valuable is going to happen. Finding a blue precious stone means new ideas, an inspiration, or a new field of knowledge.

A red precious stone means a new romance. Finding a yellow stone, means a new opportunity due to a many-layered connection.

A violet stone means pay more attention to the spiritual part of your life. It might lead to valuable insights or bring help “from above.” See Jewelry, Jewels, Gems, and the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”

Depth Psychology: Dreams about precious stones indicate that the dreamer likes external, material things, and lacks spiritual depth.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A predator animal in women’s dreams is always a sign of unconscious sexual urges.

A large, beautiful predator refers to sexual “hunger” (beware!). Small wild animals indicate that you are still unsure about male sexuality. Fear of and fleeing from a predator)’ animal: you are “fleeing” from your own sexuality. See Lion, Tiger.

Depth Psychology: Make sure that your “wild” passions and appetites are under control. See Animals.

A wild cat means deceit (either your own or that of someone else). See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of pregnancy usually denotes a fairly protracted waiting period being necessary for something. possibly the completion of a project.

A new area of our potential or personality is developing. Interestingly enough, to dream of pregnancy seldom actually means one’s own pregnancy although it can indicate pregnancy in someone around us.

2- To dream of someone else being pregnant suggests that we are in a position to observe part of ourselves developing new skills or characteristics. We may be unaware of what the outcome of this process will be.

To dream of a man being pregnant, particularly if it is a woman’s dream, is probably a projection of her own wish for the man to take responsibility within her life.

3- There is always a gestation period in spiritual work. We may have to be patient and wait for a natural process to take place so that we can fulfil a task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

There is always a gestation period in spiritual work. We may have to be patient and wait for a natural process to take place so that we can fulfil a task.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Financial advice can be given in a dream; always confirm... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Necessary, but not always medical; see “medicine”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Helpful information; the price is not always monetary... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A priest is always a reminder to face life’s tasks and responsibilities.

Depth Psychology: See Pastor, Preacher.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Always you yourself. Often refers to your own magical spiritual dignity—either negative or positive—new emotional independence, and ability to express yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about private school, represents the value you place on knowledge and education. You believe that you are always learning and not just in the classroom.

If you are currently a private school student, then this dream may just be a reflection of your current surroundings and emotions.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a prostitute: be careful, you are keeping bad company. This dream always is a warning that the company you keep might have serious consequences.

Depth Psychology: A prostitute can indicate many things. These dreams may, for example, point to uncontrolled lust, sexual fantasy or bondage, or may be an expression of guilt because someone’s love has been misused for selfish purposes.

A prostitute may also stand for everyday “sell-outs,” like being nice to well- connected people that you really don’t like, or doing something strictly for the money even though it is against your better judgment. Human life is full of all kinds of prostitution. How do you stack up?... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Repressed anger or rage.

2. Feelings of power—sometimes the abuse of power, but always personal.

3. Reverse: feelings of powerlessness.

4. Deriving pleasure, especially from a variety of interests or activities (if drinking punch). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A pyramid is a very powerful image. On a physical level, it is a building of wonder. On a mental level, it is a structure of regeneration. On a spiritual level, it is a guardian of power. It will depend on the level of awareness in the dreamer as to which interpretation is valid.

2- The pyramid always signifies a wider awareness of power and energy. There is a point inside the pyramid where all the planes intersect. This will regenerate any matter which is placed there, for instance razor blades will become sharp again. In a larger pyramid, that particular spot can be used for enhancing mystical experiences. In dreams, to enter a pyramid is to be searching for the meaning of life.

3- Spiritually, the pyramid is a symbol of integration of the Self and the Soul. In dreams it can represent death, but also indicates rebirth.

Quail to Quote... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The pyramid always signifies a wider awareness of power and energy. There is a point inside the pyramid where all the planes intersect. This will regenerate any matter that is placed there, for instance razor blades will become sharp again. In a larger pyramid, that particular spot can be used for enhancing mystical experiences. In dreams, to enter a pyramid is to be searching for the meaning of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a pyTe: work diligently to overcome past experiences so you can look forward to a happy future. Do you believe you should be “burned at the stake” for something you did? The dream is a warning about a dangerous love affair which could have disastrous consequences. Pay attention to this dream! Building a pyre yourself: you are breaking with your own convictions and have to take the consequences.

Depth Psychology: The pyre is always a symbol of purification: everything stale and old needs to be burned.

The dream might also indicate that your moral beliefs or compassion are going “up in flames” because of your behavior or your refusal to help someone in need. Remember your convictions and act accordingly. See Blaze, Fire.... Dreamers Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of these simple and quiet living people is always a fortunate omen.... Mystic Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

This image is always a part of the dreamer himself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

This image almost always refers to career issues, addressing primarily the question of winner and loser, because such dreams usually deal with emotional energies. Are you running ahead? Are others behind you? Or are you running behind the pack? Different people taking part in a competitive race in the dream represent the many different sides of the Self.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Wanting to reach the goal in a hurry. Haste. That holds true for your external as well as internal goals. Racing—whether it is a marathon, an auto or horse race—is always connected to stamina and not “getting out of breath.” This dream symbol appears often during stress situations. On the other hand, racing is also an image of ecstasy.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To be out in a clear shower of rain, denotes that pleasure will be enjoyed with the zest of youth, and prosperity will come to you.

If the rain descends from murky clouds, you will feel alarmed over the graveness of your undertakings.

To see and hear rain approaching, and you escape being wet, you will succeed in your plans, and your designs will mature rapidly.

To be sitting in the house and see through the window a downpour of rain, denotes that you will possess fortune, and passionate love will be requited.

To hear the patter of rain on the roof, denotes a realization of domestic bliss and joy. Fortune will come in a small way.

To dream that your house is leaking during a rain, if the water is clear, foretells that illicit pleasure will come to you rather unexpectedly; but if filthy or muddy, you may expect the reverse, and also exposure.

To find yourself regretting some duty unperformed while listening to the rain, denotes that you will seek pleasure at the expense of another’s sense of propriety and justice.

To see it rain on others, foretells that you will exclude friends from your confidence.

For a young woman to dream of getting her clothes wet and soiled while out in a rain, denotes that she will entertain some person indiscreetly, and will suffer the suspicions of friends for the unwise yielding to foolish enjoyments.

To see it raining on farm stock, foretells disappointment in business, and unpleasantness in social circles. Stormy rains are always unfortunate. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Always a positive symbol. No matter what the rest of the dream implies, if the dream ends with a rainbow, particularly if you find the pot of gold, the dream is a portent of the end of all your troubles followed by much happiness.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Deception and trickery.

2. A large sum of money feels unearned, undeserved.

3. Strong feelings of being a hostage, almost always emotional. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at red raspberries is a good omen: your present social and family situation will remain stable. White raspberries are also a good sign; you will either be very lucky in love or receive satisfaction from something else. Black raspberries might mean a broken heart, because your partner or husband is unfaithful. Looking at raspberries on the bush: you will meet good-hearted people. Drinking raspberry juice: you want diversions that make you feel good.

Vision: Seeing a rat means unpleasant experiences with other people. Being bitten by a rat warns you about a “friend” who is determined to wreck your reputation. Seeing a caged rat: your friend is very dishonest. Catching or killing a rat: trouble in your love relationship or in a friendship. Rats leaving a sinking ship: you are about to find out that you have miscalculated a situation at your job. See Animals, Mouse.

Depth Psychology: A rat is a sign that negative influences are undermining your vitality. Dreams about rats and mice always mean that grief and worries are “gnawing” on you. Are you sometimes repulsed or sickened by other people or yourself?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at a ravine: careless actions on your part can harm other people. Falling into a ravine: your careless actions could cause a disaster—be satisfied with what you have rather than risk an uncertain future. Seeing someone in the ravine: a good friend is in need of help.

Depth Psychology: A deep ravine always is a warning about taking the wrong path or being careless—both will cause problems. See Abyss.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In former times, the whole community took part in the reaping (gathering) of the harvest. This ensured that everybody gained in some way from this activity. Nowadays, to dream of reaping suggests a way of gaining from our activities.

2- The saying ‘as ye sow; so shall ye reap’ can be interpreted as if we do good deeds, then thai good will be returned. When we dream of reaping a reward for something we have clone, we approve of our own activities. More negatively; a harmful act will return to haunt us.

3- The Grim Reaper - Death is always pictured as carrying a scythe.

The scythe is the association with reaping.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The scythe was an ancient symbol for harvesting – gathering in.

The grim reaper – death – is always pictured as carrying a scythe.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If we keep a record of our dreams it will soon become obvious that some of our dream themes, charac­ters or places recur again and again. These recurrences are of various types.

A cenain theme may have begun in childhood and continued throughout our life—either without change, or as a gradually changing series of dreams. It might be that the feature which recurs is a setting, perhaps a house we visit again and again, but the details differ. Sometimes a senes of such dreams begin after or dunng a particular event or phase of our life, such as puberty or marriage.

Example: ‘This dream has recurred over 30 years. There is a railway station, remote in a rural area, a central waiting room with platform going round all sides. On the platform mill hundreds of people, all men I think. They are all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I know I am among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there is a guard watching us. He is cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap is a red star. He carries a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realise they are all me. Each one has my face. I am looking at myself. Then I feel fear and terror (Anon.).

The theme of the dream can incorporate anxious emotions, such as the above example, or any aspect of experi­ence. One woman, an epileptic, reports a dream which is the same in every detail and occurs every night. In general such dreams recur because there are ways the dreamer habitually responds to their internal or external world. Because their attitude or response is unchanging, the dream which reflects it remains the same. It is noticeable in those who explore their dreams using such techniques as described under dream pro­cessing that recurring themes disappear or change because the attitudes or habitual anxieties which gave rise to them have been met or transformed.

A recurring environment in a dream where the other fac­tors change is not the same. We use the same words over and over in speech, yet each sentence may be different.

The envi­ronment or character represents a particular aspect of oneself, but the different events which surround it show it in the changing process of our psychological growth. Where there is no such change, as in the examples above, it suggests an area of our mental emotional self is stuck in a habitual feeling state or response.

Some recurring dreams can be ‘stopped’ by simply receiv­ing information about them. One woman dreamt the same dream from childhood. She was walking past railings in the town she lived in as a child. She always woke in dread and perspiration from this dream. At 40 she told her sister about it.

The response was ‘Oh, that’s simple. Don’t you remember that when you were about four we were walking past those railings and we were set on by a bunch of boys. Then I said to them, ‘Don’t hurt us, our mother’s dead!” They left us alone, but you should have seen the look on your face.’ After realis­ing the dread was connected with the loss of her mother, the dream never recurred. Another woman who repeatedly dreamt of being in a tight and frightening place, found the dream never returned after she had connected it to being in the womb.

Recurring dreams, such as that of the railings, suggest that pan of the process underlying dreams is a self regulatory (homocostatic) one.

The dream process tries to present trou­blesome emotions or situations to the conscious mind of the dreamer to resolve the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.

An obvious example of this is seen in the recurring nightmare of a young woman who felt a piece of cloth touch her face, and repeatedly woke her family with her screams. Her brother, tiring of this, one night woke her from her screams and made her talk about her feelings. His persistence gradually revealed that she associated the cloth with the burial shroud of her grandmother. This brought to the surface grief and feelings about death she had never allowed herself to feel before.

The nightmare never returned. See nightmares; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Fabric of Dream

Always a fortunate dream (Gypsy) ; the association with the Christmas legends accounts for this interpretation.... The Fabric of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Any relationship dream is always symbolic of your relationship with yourself and you higher power, as well as an attempt to process or sort out your current relationship issues, challenges, and desires.

If you are not in an intimate relationship, then you may be preparing yourself for one, fantasizing about an ideal, or sorting through the challenges that are in your way of having one.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In most ancient cultures, consider­ation and even veneration of dreams played a great pan. Some groups felt that dream life was more real and imponant than waking life. Not only were dreams looked to for information about hunting (Eskimo groups), but also for ways of healing physical and psychological ills (Greek dream temples) and insights into the medicinal properties of herbs, barks and clays (African tribal witchdoctors). Common to most of these groups, and evident in the Old Testament, was also the sense that through dreams one had awareness of the transcendental or supersensible. St Peter’s dream of the sheet and unclean animals was a turning point in the history of western socicty —as was Constantine’s dream of his victory if he used the symbol of Christianity.

At its most fundamental, the human religious sense emerges out of several factors. One is the awareness of ex­isting amidst external and internal forces of nature which cause us to feel vulnerable and perhaps powerless. Such natu­ral processes as illness, death, growth and decay, earthquakes, the seasons, confront us with things which are often beyond our ability to control. Considenng the information and re­sources of the times, one of religion’s main functions in the past was the attempted control of the ‘uncertain’ factors in human life, and help towards psychological adjustment to vali­ne rability. Religions were the first social programmes aiding the human need for help and support towards emotional, mental, physical and social health and maturity. Even if prim­itive, such programmes helped groups of people to gain a common identity and live in reasonable harmony together. Like a computer program which is specific to a particular business, such programmes were specific to a particular group, and so are outdated in today’s need for greater integra­tion with other races. Religions also offered some sort of con­cept of and connection with the roots of being.

Example: ‘For two nights running I have dreamt the same nightmare. I am in a chapel walking down the first flight of several flights of steps when I hear loud noises behind me. I am told to run, being warned of the soldiers who ride the cavalry horses nght down the steps, and who run you over if you are in their way.

The horses are fierce and they absolutely race down the steps at the same time every day, and you literally have to lock yourself away in a nearby room which is a long way down the chapel. I ran into the room hearing the pounding of the horses’ hooves. It was a terrible pandemo­nium in that chapel. In the room were school children the same age as me and some perhaps younger’ (Maria H). Maria, who is 16, in describing her dream says she had recently been confronted with whether to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Religion, represented by the chapel, is Maria’s way of locking out her powerful sexual urges. Many dreams show that religion, as a set of beliefs, is used as a way of avoiding anxiety in the face of life’s uncertainties.

For many people, the rigid belief system helps them to avoid uncertainty in making decisions.

Dreams also portray and define the aspect of human expe­rience in which we sense a kinship with all life forms. This is the side of spiritual expenence through which we find a con­nection with the roots of our being. While awake we might see the birth of a colt and feel the wonder of emergence and newness; the struggle to stand up and survive, the miracle of physical and sexual power which can be accepted or feared. In looking in the faces of fellow men and women we see something of what they have done in this strange and painful wonder we call life. We see whether they have been crushed by the forces confronting them; whether they have become ngid; or whether, through some common miracle, they have been able to carry into their mature years the laughter, the crying, the joy, the ability to feel pain, that are the very signs of life within the human soul. These things are sensed by us all, but seldom organised into a comprehensive view of life, and an extraction of meaning. Often it is only in our dreams, through the ability the unconscious has to draw out the signif­icance of such widely divergent expenences, that we glimpse the unity behind phenomena which is an essential of spiritual life, i.e. we all have a life, we breathe, we have come from a mother, so share a universal experience.

Example: To quote J.B. Priestley from his book Rain Upon Godshill: ‘Just before I went to Amenca, dunng the exhausting weeks when I was busy with my Time Plays, I had such a dream, and I think it left a greater impression on my mind than any experience I had ever known before, awake or in dreams, and said more to me about this life than any book I have ever read.

The setting of the dream was quite simple, and owed something to the fact that not long before my wife had visiied the lighthouse here at St Catherine’s to do some bird ringing. I dreamt I was standing at the top of a very high tower, alone, looking down upon myriads of birds all flying in one direction; every kind of bird was there, all the birds in the world. It was a noble sight, this vast aerial river of birds. But now in some mysterious fashion the gear was changed, and time speeded up, so that I saw generations of birds, watched them break their shells, flutter into life, mate, weaken, falter and die. Wings grew only to crumble; bodies were sleek, and then, in a flash bled and shrivelled; and death struck every­where at every second. What was the use of all this blind struggle towards life, this eager trying of wings, this hurried mating, this flight and surge, all this gigantic meaningless ef­fort? As I stared down, seeming to see every creature’s ignoble little history almost at a glance, I felt sick at heart. It would be better if not one of them, if not one of us, had been bom, if the struggle ceased for ever. I stood on my tower, still alone, desperately unhappy. But now the gear was changed again, and the time went faster still, and it was rushing by at such a rate, that the birds could not show any movement, but were like an enormous plain sown with feathers. But along this plain, flickering through the bodies themselves, there now passed a sort of white flame, trembling, dancing, then hurry­ing on; and as soon as I saw it I knew that this white flame was life itself, the very quintessence of being; and then it came to me, in a rocket burst of ecstasy, that nothing mattered, nothing could ever matter, because nothing else was real but this quivering and hurrying lambency of being. Birds, men and creatures not yet shaped and coloured, all were of no account except so far as this flame of life travelled through them. It left nothing to mourn over behind it, what I had thought was tragedy was mere emptiness or a shadow show; for now all real feeling was caught and purified and danced on ecstatically with the white flame of life. I had never before felt such deep happiness as I knew at the end of my dream of the tower and the birds.’

Some Nonh American Indians developed the totem out of similar processes. In one generation a person might learn to plant a seed and eat the results. Later someone might see that through fertilisation more food was produced. Still later some­one found that by irrigating, still more improvement was made. No one individual was responsible for such vital cul­tural information, and the collective information is bigger than any one person, yet individuals can partake of it and add to it.

The totem represented such subtle realities, as it might in a modem dream; as Christ might in today’s unconscious. That older cultures venerated their collective information, and that modem humans seem largely apathetic to it, shows how our ‘religion’ has degenerated. Yet utilising the power of the unconscious to portray the subtle influences which impinge upon us, and building the information gained into our re­sponse to life, is deeply important.

With the growth of authoritarian structures in western reli­gion, and the dominance of the rational mind over feeling values, dreams have been pushed into the background. With this change has developed the sense that visionary dreams were something which ‘superstitious* cultural groups had in the past. Yet thoroughly modem men and women still meet Christ powerfully in dreams and visions. Christ still appears to them as a living being.

The transcendental, the collective or universal enters their life just as frequently as ever before. Sometimes it enters with insistence and power, because a too rational mind has led to an unbalance in the psyche—a bal­ance in which the waking and rational individuality is one pole, and the feeling, connective awareness of the uncon­scious is the other.

Although it is tempting to think of the transcendent as ethereal or unreal, the religious in dreams is nearly always a symbol for the major processes of maturing in human life. We are the hero/ine who meets the dangers of life outside the womb, who faces growth, ageing and death.

The awe and deep emotions we unconsciously feel about such heroic deeds are depicted by religious emotion.

See angel; Christ, rebirth and Devil under archetypes; church; evil; fish, sea creatures; example in whale under fish, sea creatures; heaven, hell; sweets under food; dream as spiritual guide. See also hero/ine; mass; masturbation; old; paralysis; colours; sheep under animals. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Considering that each of us has four or five periods of dreaming each night, most of our dreams are forgotten. But for people who observe family or friends regu­larly remembering a dream, and yet themselves are seldom if ever able to recall one, the question arises as to why such a wide divergence occurs.

There are many different reasons why dreams may be for­gotten.

The most obvious is that we do not give enough atten­tion to our dreaming process. When people become intrigued by what they might be dreaming, and develop a motivation to remember, they frequently start recalling several dreams a week. From this standpoint, the reason why some people have always remembered might be that they have always been ei­ther intrigued or anxious about their nightly dramas.

The way we rise in the morning has an effect upon this type of memory.

If our attention is immediately turned out­wards on waking, there is little hope of recalling a dream unless it has great power, as might a nightmare. Spending a few moments leaving our mind open to memory aids recall. Any visual, or even muscular activity, will fill consciousness with new and powerful impressions which might obliterate the subtler impressions of dreaming. Rorschach suggested not opening the eyes, and remaining physically still. Tests also showed that passage of time, even a few minutes, between dreaming and attempting to remember causes many dreams to fragment and be lost. So any attempts to remember need one to record the dream quickly, by speaking it to one’s bedmate, using a tape recorder by one’s bed, or writing it down.

Some dreams have rather misty or fragmentary imagery and theme, while others are clear, concise and dynamic. These latter are more easily remembered. There may be times when we sleep with longer periods of wakefulness, perhaps due to feeling cold, or uncomfonable in a strange bed, which cause us to remember as we are nearer consciousness. Be­cause dreams occur in cycles during the night, if something wakes us during a dream cycle the memory is easier, if only because less time has elapsed since occurrence. So another method of captunng a dream is to have one’s alarm gently sound prior to the time one usually wakes.

The last hour or so of sleep includes a long period of dreaming, so waking in this period with intent to remember can often capture the quarry.

Thereare also psychological reasons for forgetfulness. Dreams often deal with past areas of experience which we do not wish to remember, or would rather not be aware of.

If we find it difficult to feel emotions, or feel uncomfonable with them, it is highly likely we repress dream memory, as dreams have a base of high feelings. Experiments have shown that during dreaming our heartbeat, body movements and breath­ing frequently reflect intensified emotions. Also, research into what areas of the brain produce dreaming suggest that dreams may be from the ‘visceral brain’, which is largely non verbal.

If temperamentally we find feeling qualities a foreign lan­guage, connecting with a dream would need to be a learnt skill. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Spiritual or physical protector that is always ready when help is needed... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The word resurrection has positive and miracles implications. Jesus resurrected on the third day, and he also resurrected Lazarus.

The theme of resurrection is explored in all cultures and religions. It is always something awesome and wondrous. Dreaming about resurrection may point to the awakening of your spiritual nature.

If you came into knowledge or “enlightenment” that you never had before, the dream could be referring to the resurrection of the spirit. This dream could also represent insight a new energy. Some think that dreams about resurrection are symbolic of reincarnation.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Developmental process. Something has to die, needs to be let go of, as in Ashes, Funeral, and Phoenix.

A new beginning, perseverance.

For Christians, this image is always connected to “The Last Judgment” (fear of death, overcoming death).

Folklore: Long journey.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: The right side—things placed on the right—always represents male energies.

A woman dreaming she has a ring on her right hand means she is ready to make a lasting commitment.

The right side is the good and positive side; turning to the right, making a right-hand turn means the right path has been chosen.

Depth Psychology: Right is the symbol of conscious intentions, actions, energies, creativity, and ambition. Do you feel you have the “right” to something, are right about something, are standing on the “right side”? See Left.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Reliable help that, if received often, is an aid when descending from a tower or a high building. Aid when one is fleeing. But also a symbol for bonding as well as being tied up. Dreams about a rope always have something to do with security, similar to Anchor and Buoy.

Rope / Cord. Obstacle dream; or desiring or needing to connect with somebody / something. Despair (the rope that you hang yourself with, the rope of the gallows).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In the Western world, the rosary is generally though of as a Catholic prayer item. Catholics say the rosary by repetitive prayer and meditation, with the focus on the Blessed Mother or the Virgin Mary. However, most religions have their own prayer beads or rosary.

A rosary consists of pearls or beads linked together by a thread.

The Hindu rosary has 50 beads, Buddhist rosary 108 beads, and the Muslim rosary 99 beads and in Africa some groups have a rosary made out of human teeth. Prayers and specific meditations of each religion are different and there are theological reasons for the number of beads. Rosaries may come in different colors, sizes and designs. However, the central purpose, which is to pray repetitively and to meditate, is the same across all religions that use them as a prayer tool.

If you are seeing rosary beads in your dream it suggests that prayer and meditation is needed in your daily life.

The unconscious generally provides us with helpful images that are not always difficult to understand. Thus, if you are not a prayerful person, the rosary in your dreams may be encouraging you to begin a more introspective and meditative life. Think about the rosary in your dream and try to decipher what it means to you and how you may incorporate meditation and peaceful reflection into your conscious life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol of Venus—love and devotion.

The contradiction of blossom and thorn.

The rose plays the same role in the West that the lotus plays in the Orient. Both blossom, producing many thousands of petals, and represent the highest stage of consciousness.

The rose is often a symbol of the self. As a well-known symbol of love, it points to the dreamer’s feeling of security and suggests that he should be more open to love.

The Greek word rodor for rose came from the ancient Greek word for “flowing,” which may have been coined to convey the flow of fragrance from this flower. But this never-ending flow of fragrance from the rose also shortens its life, causing it to wilt rapidly. Because this magnificently flowering, fragrant blossom wilts so fast, it is also considered a symbol of death.

The rose also points to the world beyond, which is the reason that the Catacombs in Rome are decorated with garlands of roses.

The rose also is the harbinger of death in the Oraclesy and it is reported that a few days before their death, bishops would find a white rose on their chair.

The belief in the death-announcing rose has influenced customs in England and Germany, where people have been reluctant to bring roses to a sick person. And if a rose bush produced a green rose—that is, when the petals turned green—as English folklore had it, a family member would die.

It is not only in England that the rose is connected with death. As far back as ancient Rome, every year a festival of the roses was celebrated where the dead were honored. Graves were decorated with wreaths made from roses.

Since time immemorial, what happens in the presence of the rose is not talked about. In antiquity, when a rose was suspended above the table, the meal was taken “sub rosa,” as it was called then, which means that absolutely nothing from the conversation was repeated after the meal.

The early Christians took up this symbolic tradition: the presence of a rose indicated that silence was to be observed when heathens were among them.

The rose as the symbol for silence continued into the 18th century, when, for instance, wooden roses were carved into the woodwork of the confessional and roses were also included in the stucco of the halls of the court.

The rose, like the lotus, is considered the perfect flower, which is one of the reasons why the Christian Church declared it to be the image of wisdom. This was instrumental in the rose becoming a symbol of Christ. Mary is also depicted as a rose, but a rose without thorns, because in Christian symbolism the thorns of the rose indicate sin, and Mary was free of sin.

The rose has something very mystical about it. Praying the rosary is considered meditation.

The Sufis pray with a drop of rose fragrance dabbed on the area of the “third eye,” because it is said that the rose cleanses and strengthens the spirit. In ancient Greece a wreath of roses was already thought to strengthen the mind.

The Roman Emperor wore a wreath of roses for the same reason. Romans wore wreaths made from roses during decadent outdoor feasts, because they hoped the roses would minimize the effects of too much drinking.

The rose as the image of a clear mind was also known to the alchemists, who connected the rose to the idea of deliverance. In Dante’s Paradiso the small group of saved sinners is pictured in the form of a white rose above which angels circle like bees. That the way to salvation is possible only through love is perhaps the most important lesson of the rose, the flower originally dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love. But that the rose also symbolizes flesh and blood is seen in the fact that Dionysus also claimed the rose to be his.

Time and again we hear about a rose bush that never stops blooming; about rose branches in a vase that for 70 years produced white blossoms; and about how the food for the poor that, in the basket of saints, is transformed into roses.

For those interested in the magic of the rose, we might also mention the Pentagram of the Rose.

If you connect the center of each petal with the center of the petal that comes after the next, you will form a pentagram, the foot of the Druids, the old magic figure that Faust wanted to use to overcome Satan.

The Greeks considered the long-lived, five-leaved rose bush, with the imprint of a pentagram, to be the symbol of the cycle of the Cosmos, which, according to Aristotle, is determined by the five elements (fire, water, earth, air, and ether). Also, the Rosicrucians see the rose as a symbol of hidden wisdom, using it as a symbol in their cross.

The color of the rose is also important.

A wilted rose is a sign of a relationship gone bad. According to Jung, the rose is always the symbol for wholeness, representing, in the form of the mandala, a symbol for the order of the world.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Always a happy omen, according to the Gypsies.

A full-bloom rose indicates health, joy, and happiness.

A rose bud signifies the potential for a wonderful friendship to develop.

A faded rose means you are neglecting an old friend.

A white rose shows innocence; a red rose, satisfaction.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are in a rush suggests that you may be unprepared for a certain situation. Alternatively, you may be feeling out of place.

If you are always rushing around in real life, this dream may also be a literal reflection of your daily stress, and your feeling that there is not enough time to do all the things you want to do.... My Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

Rust or neglect in your dreams is always a bad sign. Beware of loss through your own carelessness.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- As a rule, sacrifice has two meanings. Firstly, it is to give something up and secondly to make something sacred or holy. So when those two things are possible within a dream scenario the dreamer is prepared to give up his ego or individuality for the sake of something greater or more important than himself. Often a sacrifice is made because of passionately held beliefs, often religious in origin.

2- There is usually some expectation of a forthcoming just reward (often spiritual), for having made sacrifices.

There may be an element of deferred gratification in that we do not expect an immediate reward, except that of feeling good or knowing one has clone the right thing. There is always an element also of giving up egotistic behaviour which Ls no longer appropriate, and going with the flow of life. Sacrificing an animal suggests that we are conscious of the fact that our lower, more basic instincts can be given up in favour of spiritual power. We have to be prepared to recognise our own human state, but to give up indulgence. There may be a sacrificial altar, or it may just be a question of killing and cooking an animal ritualist icall v.

If the animal is willing to be sacrificed, then we are ready to transmute instinct into spiritual energy.

If the animal is a hare or a rabbit, the symbolism is that of rebirth.

3- Sacrifice is an important aspect of spiritual growth and signifies the renunciation of the lesser for the rewards of the greater.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: There is usually some expectation of a forthcoming just reward (often spiritual) for having made sacrifices. There may be an element of deferred gratification in that we do not expect an immediate reward, except that of feeling good or knowing we have done the right thing. There is always an element also of giving up egotistic behaviour, which is no longer appropriate, and going with the flow of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

To dream that yon commit sacrilege is a dream that is most ill to all, except it be to sacrifices and prophets, for by custom they receive and divide the first- fruits of oblations, and are always nourished by the gods.... The Complete Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Seeing or interacting with the devil in your dreams may have several different meanings and the interpretation depends on the details of the dream. However, it almost always points to something negative and disturbing in your personality, daily life, or environment. Carl Jung called such dark figures “the shadow” and said that they represent the negative ego personality and qualities which are painful and regrettable. You may have dark thoughts or have engaged in negative actions and now are experiencing guilt, fear, and anxiety. Dream interpretations based on folklore say that seeing the Satan in your dreams may be a warning about poor health, and if the dream persists, you should get a physical checkup. See also: Devil... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A planet that represents hard work and lessons of limitations, Saturn’s appearance in a dream may come as a sign of difficult times. However, it always bnngs strength and stability through self-discipline and mastery over life’s challenges. It may appear to represent a time of fatherhood and appreciation of patriarchal structure.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Wherever one learns a lesson, and not always an academic one... Dream Dictionary Unlimited