Attitude which removes friction in oneself or in a relationship; flattery, unctuousness; fat in one’s diet. Idioms: well oiled; oil the wheels; strike oil; oil on troubled waters; bum midnight oil.
The Holy Spirit, Matt. 25:1-10. Oil is also an anointing from God, Ps. 23:5, joy, Ps. 45:7
(black crude), gushing oil is symbolic of someone coming into a significant amount of money
Figurative of the holy spirit’s empowerment; see “anointing”; if cooking, see “fry”
Oil, particularly that containing fine perfumes, represents consecration and dedication. Chrism or holy oil is of the highest spiritual vibration. Initiates were anointed (literally, smeared with oil) to signify that they were especially blessed and oil will often have this significance in dreams.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we may recognize that a situation can only be dealt with by removing the stress – ‘pour oil on troubled water’. Ointment was initially either oil- or grease-based, so today to dream of massage oil or ointment suggests caring and pampering.
Material aspects: It will depend on which type of oil is being used in the dream. Cooking oil, for instance, will often signify the removal of friction, or a way of combining different components, whereas engine oil will highlight our ability to keep things moving. As the world becomes more polluted by petroleum oil products, dreams of oil may suggest contamination rather than purity.
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!
Generally associated with wealth.
To see an oil field signifies that you have money coming.
To use an oilcan, buy oil, or pour oil, means you will be well rewarded for your efforts.
To spill oil is to lose money
(Food) Anointing oneselfwith oil in a dream means receiving blessed and lawful earnings, or it could mean recovering from an illness. Drinking oil in a dream has a bad connotation and implies a bad omen, an evil spell or an illness. However, olive oil in a dream also represents knowledge, wisdom, spiritual guidance, inner light, blessings and lawful earnings. Drinkingany other type of oil in a dream such as oil from rape seeds of the crucifer family tree (Brasica napus), or cashew oil from the terebinth tree (Pistacia terebinthus), then it represents earning money from a suspicious source, or receiving illegal money. Oil in a dream also represents the light of the heart, spiritual growth, a growing insight, or it may denote birth control, murders, assassinations, or braking someone’s bones. Oil in a dream also denotes a broker.
If good oil turns putrid or stale in a dream, it means revoking one’s covenant, while if a putrid or a stale oil turns good in a dream, it means growing awareness, certitude and adopting a good standard in dealing with other. (Also see Extracting oils from seeds; Olives)
Wealth, “striking oil.” Fuel produces energy, as in Coal.
The image of oil today also refers to environmental pollution. In addition to something dirty and destructive at work here, oil also has a capacity for healing: the ritual of oil offered to the dying, for example, a cleansing and strengthening function. We also think of oil change in a car, where clean oil is said to make for a more efficient engine.
The dream image, therefore, stands between pollution and cleansing.This is particularly appropriate, since “oil and water do not mix.
Do we need to pour oil on Water in order to smooth out the waves of emotions?
Dreams about oil signify good health and good fortune.
To dream that you are using Oil in any way is an unfortunate omen, except for women, or those who use it normally, such as artists, painters, or contractors, and so on.
1. Desire to be treated like a child (baby oil).
2. Emotional upset or crisis (oil spill).
3. Problems increasing uncontrollably (oil spill).
4. Need for things to run smoothly (oil as lubrication).
1- It will depend on which type of oil is being used in the dream. Cooking oil will often signify the removal of friction, or a way of combining different components. Massage oil suggests caring and pampering, whereas engine oil will highlight our ability to keep things moving.
2- Psychologically; we may recognise that a situation can only be dealt with by removing the stress, e.g. ‘Pour oil on troubled water.’
3- Consecration and dedication.
To dream of anointing with oil, foretells events in which you will be the particular moving power. Quantities of oil, prognosticates excesses in pleasurable enterprises.
For a man to dream that he deals in oil, denotes unsuccessful love making, as he will expect unusual concessions.
For a woman to dream that she is anointed with oil, shows that she will be open to indiscreet advances.
The content of the dream will tell you if its message is about wealth, religion, spirituality, or sex. Traditionally, oil is used as a part of many religious sacraments. It represents wealth for people who own it, and it also may have sexual connotations. What does it mean for you?
To dream of being anointed with oil, is good for all women, except those that are wicked; but for men it is ill, and signifies shame, except those who are accustomed to use it, as surgeons, painters, oilmen, and the like.
It is a portent of an unsuccessful love affair if a man dreams that he buys or sells oil.
A woman who dreams that oil is poured upon her head, either as a matter of anointing or in connection with a shampoo of any kind, must beware of advances from a man who has not honorable intentions.
To be anointed is good for good women, but ill for men (Artemidorus).
Your subconscious may be sending up symbols regarding wealth, religion or sex; the interpretation depends on the content. Traditionally oil is used in many religious sacraments. It represents wealth for people who own it, and it has also may have sexual connotations.