The meaning of old people in dream | Dream Interpretation
In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.
If the old person is male – depending on the gender of the dreamer – he will stand for either the self or the animus.
If female then she will signify the great mother or the anima. All father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.
A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past – things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them.
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
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
If you dream that you are being blindfolded, then this dream is showing you that you may be following someone blindly, or giving up your control issues and learning to trust. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we are blindfolding someone else, we are not being honest in our dealings with other people. This may be through ignorance on our part.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are blindfolding someone else we are not being honest in our dealings with other people. This may be through ignorance on our part.
2- Psychologically we may need to spend time ‘in retreat’ that is cut off” from visual contact with the external world.
3- In spiritual terms, blindfolding is a rite of Passage. It is a transition between two states.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2- Psychologically we are not able to be part of a group until we have a certain level of maturity, so to dream of being with a crowd can denote our awareness of ourselves.
3- Organised Ritual is an important part of the progression to spiritual awareness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A windy and cold weather in a dream means aggravation of one’s poverty.
If it is sunny and cold, and if ones sees himself sitting in the sun, then the condition of his poverty will be removed.
If one sees himself in a dream under the heat of the sun and seeks refuge away from it in the shade, it means that his stress and sadness will dissipate.
If he sees that dream during the summertime, it means prosperity. Ifone sees himself seeking a fire or a smoke to warm himself with it in a dream means that one is seeking ajob that entails danger.
If it is burning coal which he seeks for warmth in the dream, then it means that he will swindle money from an orphan. Cold weather in winter is insignificant and in the summer in a dream it means that one’s travel plans will not take place. (Also see Cold weather)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- We can very often translate our inner feelings or our emotions into a physical feeling in dreams.
To feel cold is one such translation.
3- Spiritual loss can be felt in dreams as extreme cold.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A “cold” situation represents repressed or “cold” emotions. Are you cold? Are the people you meet cold? See Ice.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of the temperature being cold, then this is your emotional barometer alerting you that you’ve been getting the cold shoulder or that you’ve been experiencing emotionally chilliness and a loss of connection.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the whole world is cold or frozen over in your dream, this signifies that you need to be more objective in your decision making - don’t let your emotions get the better of you.... My Dream Interpretation
If someone else had the cold sores be careful about who you trust - there may be someone in your midst who doesn’t have the best intentions about you.... My Dream Interpretation
For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only wav we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.
2- Memories can remain buried for years and often when people who have died appear in dreams, we are being reminded of different times, places or relationships which will help us to deal with present situations.
3- To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our long-forgotten ancestors.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only way we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you spoke with someone who is dead, you will soon hear very good news.... My Dream Interpretation
When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.
The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.
An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Example: A film star I admire came and lay beside me in the night. He told me he loved me and would stay with me. I knew he was living with a woman who had borne his child, but he told me he was going to tell her he was leaving her. In the morning we walked along the road where I live, to tell the woman’ (Sharon). Sharon processed her dream and saw the film star as her own strength and determination to further her career as a dancer. Being 18 she was faced with the decision of whether to become a wife and mother—the other woman —or put those urges into her work. In her dream she chose to be fully involved in her dancing.
Famous people can be seen as social guinea pigs. Collectively we expose them to enormous amounts of money, sexual opportunity, drugs, alcohol, and tremendous social and commercial pressures. Then we examine every part of their life to see how well they cope. Millions then identify with the image they portray of how to deal with reality at its worst.
The famous person in our dream might therefore represent our coping mechanism. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For instance, we may realize that the destructiveness of a public life would take its toll within our own lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A young person dreaming of a film star may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A young person dreaming of a film star may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.
2- Famous people, pop or film stars may also serve in dreams as a projection of the type of person we would like to be. We may, for instance, in real life be shy and withdrawn, but need to be admired and loved.
3- Spiritually, as we reach for perfection we need to ‘work through’ various aspects of our personality. Sometimes we arc able to reject such aspects as not being appropriate for the life we live.
For instance, we may realise that the destructiveness of a public life would take its toll within our own lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A file folder may hint at the nondisclosure of information. It may also point to important information that you may not be ready to deal with or process at the moment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For a woman to dream that she receives presents of gold, either money or ornaments, she will marry a wealthy but mercenary man.
To find gold, indicates that your superior abilities will place you easily ahead in the race for honors and wealth.
If you lose gold, you will miss the grandest opportunity of your life through negligence.
To dream of finding a gold vein, denotes that some uneasy honor will be thrust upon you.
If you dream that you contemplate working a gold mine, you will endeavor to usurp the rights of others, and should beware of domestic scandals. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If one sees gold jewelry, it indicates free spending is occurring.
3. Stacked bars of gold indicate careful money management.
5. Power. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself melting a bar ofgold in a dream, it means that he will be persecuted for committing a loathsome act and he will become the talk of the town. Seeing broken chips of gold or a whole coin of gold in a dream means meeting with the ruler of the country or with the governor of town. Minting gold in a dream represents evil, death or destruction. Seeingone’s house turning gold in a dream means that a fire will consume his house.
If one’s hand turns gold in a dream, it means that it may be paralyzed. Seeing one’s eyes turning gold in a dream means that he may become blind. Wearing a golden necklace, or a silver necklace, or a necklace studded with gems in a dream means that one will become a leader, or that he could receive something in trust. Gold in a dream also represents the elements of festivities, joy, profits, good deeds, dispelling stress, marriage, children, knowledge, spiritual guidance, or literally the business of gold smithing. Ifone sees gold turning into silver in a dream, it means decrease in value, or changing conditions in relation to women, children or properties.
The opposite is also true. Ifone sees silver turning into gold in a dream, it means increase in value, the rising moon of one’s wife, children, business or clan. Any gold embroidered garment or fabric in a dream means religious offerings. Any gold plated ornaments in a dream means emulating mundane people, or outwardly imitating spiritual people, or ostentatiously acting like them. Pure gold or silver in a dream means purity and sincerity of one’s intentions, making a true covenant or signing a peace treaty. Gold plated or silver plated ornaments or gold leaf objects in a dream represent a short life, changing circumstances, spending long and sleepless nights, or it could mean forgetfulness. Wearing any manufactured or handmade piece of jewelry in a dream means perpetual earnings.
The same interpretation is given to gold foils. (Also see Goldsmith)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are losing gold in your dream, it may express your anxieties over a missed opportunity. However, remember “All that glitters is not gold.” Your unconscious mind may be reminding you not to judge things on appearances alone.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are losing gold in your dream, it may express your anxieties over a missed opportunity. However, it may also be your unconscious mind reminding you not to judge things on appearances alone.
If you dream of table utensils, bowls, containers, etc., made out of gold, this is an omen of financial gain and stability that is entering your life.
If you dream of gold bars, ingots, jewelry, etc., this, is an omen that you are too careless with your money and will soon suffer losses if you don’t change.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If cheap, false, tarnished: something you valued but does not deserve respect. See gold under colours. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
According to Freud, usually connected to feces. According to Jung and his successors, a symbol of whatever is most precious to the dreamer, his most prized possession, his higher self. See Diamonds, Money, Heart, Sun.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Gold in dreams can also represent the sacred, dedicated side of ourselves. We can recognise incorruptibility and wisdom, love, patience and care. Interestingly; in this context it seldom stands for material wealth, being more the spiritual assets that one has.
3- The old saying of ‘everything that glitters isn’t gold’ certainly doesn’t apply in the spiritual sense.
To dream of gold symbolises Spirituality on a supreme level.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Rulership or leadership. Taking control of your life or a situation. Note that this is the predominant metal historically used for crowns. Similarly, in Incan myth the Sun God gave the first created man and woman a golden staff with which to civilize a savage world (see Rods, Wand).
Pvrite (fool’s gold): A disappointing gamble, or something that looks too good to be true.
New life, renewal, and the happiness that follows same.
An alternative emblem for light. In Hindu beliefs this metal is formed underground by trapped sunlight.
Long lasting happiness and love.
The preferred metal for rings at marriage ceremonies is gold because it doesn’t tarnish.
(see Clothhig, Hand)... The Language of Dreams
If a man dreams that he gathers up gold and silver, that signifies deceit and loss.
If anyone dreams that his pockets are full of gold, it betokeneth that he shail receive but little money.
To dream one hath a crown of gold upon his head signifies favor with his sovereign, and that he shall be honored and feared by many.
For a man to dream that he hath found gold and cannot teJl where to hide it, or that he is afraid to be taken with it, shows he will have a wife who shall rob his purse and take away all his money while he is asleep.... The Complete Dream Book
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
If you dream of gold bars, ingots, jewelry, etc., this, is an omen that you are too careless with your money and will soon suffer losses if you don’t change.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Gold treasure is a symbol of your present or future level of energy. Gold is a sign that you have (or wish you had) influence, power, and wealth—and in a more stable form than money. Sometimes, gold may also be a symbol of your intellectual knowledge and talents; particularly when it appears in the form of a golden disk.... Dreamers Dictionary
Folkloric: Discovering the hidden treasures within yourself. This flower marks underground springs, which on the dream plane equates to creative flow or the subconscious (see Water).
Healing your wounds. In China and among Native Americans, this plant was used regularly as a curative. What’s ailing you?
Growing near a home, goldenrod portends good fortune for the family therein.... The Language of Dreams
For a young woman, this dream is indicative of a wealthy union with a pleasing man.
If the fish are sick or dead, heavy disappointments will fall upon her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A goldsmith in a dream also could represent falsehood, lies, cheating, forging, defrauding, or he could represent a poet, knowledge, guidance or children.
A goldsmith in a dream also represents an evil person, for he molds words from fire and in smoke.
If one is seen heating gold or silver in a dream, it means lies and deception. Ifone is seen placing gems on a ring in a dream, it means that he will bring unity between people and deal with a subject matter that begins with evil and ends in goodness. (Also see Gold; Jeweler)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The man was subservient to the woman who holds the keys and keeps control’ (Carol J). There are five aspects to holding.
To control, as in controlling or holding one’s breath’; to be able to manipulate, kill or do something with what is held; this includes holding on to something for support or protection.
Ownership—this is mine, to share or not.
In touch with, knowing; having a grasp’ of.
Responsibility, left ‘holding the baby’; one’s situation.
Intimacy, taking to oneself, taking hold of oneself, as in masturbation; as in the following example: ‘I was in a large removal van with a woman sac on my lap. I held her breasts with pleasure1 (Tony C).
Idioms: Get hold of; have a hold over someone; hold back; hold in. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the light and rays of the sun are seen shining on someone the interpretation is the same as above.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).
.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A silver casting mold in a dream means profits. Pastry molds in a dream also denote profits. Ashoe mold in a dream represents the property one walks on, and a mold for a hat represents the leading person, or the head of a business, or the head of a household. (Also see Molder)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are breaking the mold, you are creating your own, unique path through life.
If you are creating a mole, then you are connecting with your unique creative genius.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A mold maker practicing his trade, buying and selling what he casts in a dream represents someone who is well acquainted with his profession, and who knows how to promote his services.
A molder in a dream is also interpreted as a person who encourages people to travel even as far as China to acquire knowledge. (Also see Mold)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If something seems particularly ancient, the meaning may be ambiguous; either it has outlived its usefulness or has been imbued with special significance because of its antiquity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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
If the old man is of a pleasant personality and good looks, it means his pursuit is of a favourable nature. Otherwise, it is of an unfavourable nature.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
If the old person is male – depending on the gender of the dreamer – he will stand for either the self or the animus.
If female then she will signify the great mother or the anima. All father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.
A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past – things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An old woman in a dream also could represent deceit, cunningness, duplicity, backbiting, or slander. Seeing an old and sick woman in a dream may mean impotence, weakness, or disability. Seeing a thirsty old woman in a dream means drought. Ifshe turns a young girl in the dream, then she represents rain.
If an unknown old woman visits a sick person in a dream, it means his death. Otherwise, if an unknown old woman visits a pregnant woman in a dream, it means givingher the glad tidings of a son. Ifone is engaged in an important project and sees himselfsleeping with an old woman in a dream, it means that his project will not succeed.
An old woman in a dream also represents non-arable land. Ifone sees her wearing a veil in the dream, it means that he will meet with hardships and regret. Ifone sees an ugly old woman, or a hagin a dream, it means adversities and war.
If a young woman sees herself as an old woman in a dream, it means earning respect and dignity.
An unknown old woman in a dream also represents a bad crop for that year.
If one sees an old woman descending from the skies and people are wondering about her, she represents the passing year. Seeing an ugly old woman in a dream also could mean glad tidings of an ending war, or the end of drought.
An emaciated old woman in a dream represents a year of drought.
If she gains weight and turns beautiful in the dream, she represents changes in the weather conditions, bringing a prosperous and a happy end for the farmers in that year.
An ostentatious old woman in a dream represents a prosperous life, or good news that will arrive shortly. Ifshe looks frowning or unhappy in the dream, then she represents distress and loss of prestige.
If she looks ugly in the dream, she represents facing adverse conditions. Ifshe is naked in the dream, she represents a scandal.
If an old woman enters a house in a dream, it means prosperity and business success and if she leaves a house in the dream, it means the opposite.
An unknown old woman in a dream has a stronger connotation than a known old woman.
If one sees himself frequenting an old woman in a dream, his dream denotes his attachment to worldly gains.
If an old woman who passed her menopause sees herself in a dream experiencing her menstrual period again and regaining her sexual drive, and if she sees herself engaged in sexual intercourse in the dream, it means that she will become religious and have strong material and spiritual success in her life ifher sexual intercourse in the dream is marital intercourse and ofa lawful nature. Otherwise, ifit is unlawful, then it represents her attachment to worldly gains and neglects for her spiritual values.
If a young woman sees herselfbeing an old woman in a dream, it means that she will prosper and have a successful marital life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see Old people, without any question of loving them, is fortunate, but in a small and trifling manner. Some unimportant wish will be gratified. ... Mystic Dream Book
Example: I am standing in a bookshop. It is a long established business. As I look at the books I find two which are about the life of Christ. They are leather bound and handwnt- ten—quite ancient. Both seem to me to be about the author’s own inner life. I believe one is written from a religious viewpoint and the other from a more occult one. I am not attracted to either’ (Bill O). Bill is looking back on past attitudes, one religious, one occult, which had been big parts of his life. Old people: wisdom, mother or father, past experience; traditions; old age, death. Old building: past way of life; former life with family or another person. Old things, furniture: past or outworn ways of life or activities. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the person is known to you, think about your relationship with him or her and the issues that the dream has brought up. We learn about ourselves through others, and probably our most valuable possessions are our relationships. Some believe that the strangers in your dreams represent different parts of yourself and are extensions and projections of your own personality. Many people believe that their dreams can predict the future. When they have negative or frightening dreams, they become anxious about the future. Alternatively, when their dreams are a form of wish-fulfillment, the dreamers become very excited and are hopeful that the dream will come true. Most dreams are not prophetic but are psychological or spiritual in nature. Their primary function may be to help us live better in the present, rather than the future. See also: Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, Siblings, Child, Parents, Father, Mother... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Example: ‘I was outdoors with a group of people acting as leader. We were in the middle of a war situation with bullets playing around us. Maybe aeroplanes were also attacking. I was leading the group from cover to cover, avoiding the bullets’ (Paul W). Despite feeling attacked, either by external events, or from inner conflicts, Paul is using leadership skills to deal with his own fears and tendencies.
If a friend told us he had just had an argument with his wife and was going to leave her, we might sit down and counsel them by listening and helping them to son out the hun feelings from their long- term wishes. We might point out they had felt this way before, but it passed—in other words give feedback they had missed. In a similar way, our various emotions and drives often need this son of skill employed by ourself. This unifies us, leading to coping skills as in Paul’s dream.
Example: Walking alone through a small town. I was heading for a place that a group of people, in a street parallel to mine, were also heading for.
A person from the group tried to persuade me that the right way to get to the place was along the street the group was walking. I knew the street did not matter, only the general direction.
The person was quite disturbed by my independence. It made him or her feel uncenain co have their leader apparently questioned. I felt uncenain too for a moment’ (Ivor S).
A group of people, as in Ivor’s dream, can also depict how one meets the pressure of social norms. As social relationship is one of the most imponant factors outside personal survival—and survival depends upon it— such dreams help us to clarify our individual contact with society. Human beings have an unconscious but highly developed sense of the psychological social environment. Ivor’s dream shows something we are all involved in—how we are relating to humans collectively. Are we in conflict with group behaviour and direction? Do we conform, but perhaps have conflict with our individual drives? Do we find a way between the opposites? Much of our response is laid down in childhood and remains unconscious unless we review it.
In some dreams, a group of people represent what is meant by the word God. This may sound unlikely, but the unconscious, because it is highly capable of synthesis, often looks at humanity as a whole. Collectively humanity has vast creative and destructive powers which intimately affect us as individuals. Collectively it has performed miracles which, looked at as an individual, appear impossible. How could a little human being build the Great Pyramid, or a space shuttle? The Bible echoes this concept in such phrases as Whatever you do to the least of one of these, you do to me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- In order to disentangle the various types of ‘information’ which each character brings to the dreamer, it is often necessary to decide what or who each one makes us think of. That way we will reveal the deeper meanings and connections.
An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories which may, or may not, be painful.
A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. may suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy. Sometimes, rather than trying to decipher the meaning of the dream it is enough to look at what bearing the dream character’s actions have on the dreamer’s everyday life.
To interpret why the dreamer has adopted a particular role we would need to know a little bit more about his lifestyle. When there is some conflict within the dreamer between love and aversion for a particular person, we are more likely to dream about them.
Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of the dreamer’s thoughts and feelings. Similarly; there maybe a marked contrast in the way the dreamer handles a situation with two of his dream characters. It is as though two options are being practised. Composite characters As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasise one characteristic or quality in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to it.
The fact that it is not just one person emphasises the many-faceted human being. Every- character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person. Adolescent To dream of oneself as adolescent focuses on our undeveloped side. Dreaming of an adolescent of the opposite sex usually means dealing with a suppressed part of our development.
The emotions associated with adolescence are very raw and clear and such emotions arc accessible often only through dreams. There may be conflict over freedom. Ancestors Our customs, ways of behaving, morality and our religious feelings are all handed down from generation to generation. When we become conscious of our ancestors in a dream we are focusing on our roots. We may- understand ourselves through our relationship with the past. Authority Figures (such as magistrates, teachers etc. also see individual entries) Our concept of authority is first developed through our relationship with our father or father figure. Depending on how we were treated as children, our view of authority will be anything from a benign helper to an exploitative disciplinarian. Most authority figures will ultimately lead us back to what is right for us, although not necessarily what we might consider good for us. Authority figures in dreams initially appear to have power over us, though if worked with properly will generate the power to succeed. Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.
Baby To dream about a baby which is our own indicates that we need to recognise those vulnerable feelings over which we have no control. We may be attempting something new.
If the baby is someone else’s in the dream, we need to be aware of that person’s ability to be hurt, or that they may be innocent of something. Psychologically we are in touch with the innocent, curious side of ourselves, with the part which neither wants nor needs responsibility. Dreaming of a baby can indicate that, on a spiritual level, the dreamer has a need for a feeling of purity.
Boy To have a dream about a boy- shows the potential for growth and new experience.
If the boy is known he reflects recognised qualities in the dreamer. Psychologically, we may need to be in touch with ourselves at that age and with the innocent youthfulness and enthusiasm that a boy has. We are contacting our natural drives and ability to face difficulties.
Boyfriend To dream of a boyfriend, whether present or former, connects with the feelings, attachments and sexuality- connected with him.
To dream of having as a boyfriend someone whom you would not anticipate, indicates the need to have a greater understanding of the way you relate to men. Consideration may need to be given to the loving, nurturing side of masculinity. We are still searching for the ideal lover.
Carers such as nurses, nuns etc. This suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side of ourselves. Often it is that side of us which has been ‘called’ or has a vocation. Usually there is, for men, a non-sexual relationship. Child (who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) Dreaming of a child gives us access to our own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are still child-like and curious. When we are able to get in touch with that side of ourselves we give ourselves permission to clarify a potential for wholeness which we may not previously have recognised. Crowd Crowds in dreams can indicate how we relate to other people, particularly in a social sense. They may indicate how we can hide ourselves, or indeed how we hide aspects of ourselves and do not single out any one attribute. We may also be attempting to avoid responsibility.
A huge crowd suggests information which we may not be able to handle. Dictators (Hitler, Stalin etc.) If the dreamer has had an overbearing father, a known dictator may appear in dreams as representing that relationship. Emperor or Empress - see
Authority Figures and also King and Queen Ethnic minority Any aspect within ourselves which is out of the ordinary or different can manifest in dreams as a member of another race.
Girl When a girl of any age appears in our dreams we are usually attempting to make contact with the more sensitive, innocent side of ourselves. Those qualities of intuition and perception may be somewhat undeveloped but can be made available.
If the girl is known to us we probably are aware of those qualities, but need to explore them as though we were approaching them from the girl’s point of view.
If she is unknown, we can acknowledge that a fresh approach would be useful.
Girlfriend When a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s dream there arc usually issues to do with masculinity and femininity involved. There may be fears to do with sexuality.
If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in the dreamer’s mind, or she (the dreamer) needs to search for and find qualities belonging to the friend in her. Hero or any heroic figure falso see Archetypes) In a man’s dream the figure of the hero can represent all that is good in him, the Higher Self. In a woman’s dream he will suggest the Animus (see Introduction). When the hero is on a quest We are struggling to find a part of ourselves which is at this time unconscious (also see Quest). It is important that the darker forces are vanquished but not killed since they cannot be totally annihilated without harming the Wise Old Man (see Introduction). In other words, our eventual integration still needs the challenge of the negative.
The hero’s failure may be brought about inadvertently We all have a weak point through which we can be attacked.
To have such a dream indicates that we are not paying attention to the details in our lives or to that part of ourselves we tend not to have developed. We may be being warned of an element of self-neglect.
The death of the hero can often suggest the need to develop the more intuitive side of ourselves, to be born again to something new.
A conflict between the hero and any other dream character suggests a basic disharmony between two facets of our own character.
The hero often appears in dreams as an antidote to some hated external figure within the dreamer’s everyday life. High Priest, Astrologer, or anyone with similar esoteric knowledge (also see Archetypes and Authority Figures in this section) Any character within our dreams who appears to have knowledge of magical practices or similar types of knowledge is usually first introduction to the Higher Self. It is as though we can only become privy to this deeper knowledge by meeting our teacher first. Inadequate Person It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the Shadow (See Introduction). We ignore this aspect of ourselves at our peril and cannot afford to dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.
If we do not. we are continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.
Intruder (also see individual entry and Burglar) The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own Animus (see Introduction). In a man’s dream it characterises his Shadow (see Introduction). In either case it suggests the need for a change in attitude in order for the dreamer to be able to have a full and meaningful relationship with himself. King Almost invariably a king appearing in a dream represents the father or father figure.
A personality such as an emperor may- indicate that some of the father’s attitudes arc alien to the dreamer, but should perhaps be accepted. When the king is old or on the point of dying the dreamer will be able to reject outworn or old-fashioned family values. Ministers of all Religions (also see Authority Figures in this section and Archetypes) Ministers of all religions hold a special placc in the dream hierarchy; since their authority is given to them not by man alone, but to all intents and purposes by God or an ultimate power. There is therefore an ‘otherness’ about them. Man Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspcct or facet of the dreamer’s character in a recognisable form. Each of us has a repertoire or portfolio of behaviours, some of which are acceptable and some of which arc not. In dreams those behaviours and characteristics can be magnified so that thev are easily identified, often as personalities. By working with the characteristic, more energy and power becomes av ailable. Even when we are threatened by a negative character trait, we can still access room for improvement.
A man in a dream can identify the Shadow for a man, and the Animus for a woman (see Introduction).
An older man (if the man is white-haired or holy) can represent the innate wisdom we all have. Such a person can also signify the father in dreams. When a large man appears in our dreams we arc usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection which our basic beliefs give us.
A man in a woman’s dream signifies the more logical side of her nature. She has, or can develop, all the aspects of the masculine which enable her to function with success in the external world.
If the man is one she knows or loves she may be trying to understand her relationship with him.
An unknown man is generally that part of the dreamer’s personality which is not recognised. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the Self (see Introduction). Old People (also see Man and Woman) In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.
If the old person is male depending on the gender of the dreamer he will stand for either the Self or the Animus (see Introduction).
If female then she will signify the Great Mother or the Anima (see Introduction). .’Ml father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.
A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past - things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them. Pirate Dreaming of a pirate suggests there is an aspcct of our personality which destroys our emotional connection with the soul.
Prince (Hero) and Princess (also see Archetypes) These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by right; that is, those aspects which have been brought into conscious awareness and authority. As the hero has taken responsibility for his own journey, so the prince and princess take responsibility for the lives they live.
Queen (Not only the present queen, but a historical one such as Victoria) This usually represents the dreamer’s relationship with his mother, and thus with women in authority generally. Stranger (also see Shadow in Introduction) The stranger in a dream represents that part of ourselves which we do not vet know. There may be a feeling of awe or of conflict with which we need to deal before we can progress. Twins (including the mirror- image of a figure in the dream) (also see individual entry) Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality.
If they arc identical we may be recognising our ambiguous feelings about ourselves.
If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. Woman In a woman’s dream a woman, such as a family member or friend is often representative of an aspect of her own personality, but often one she has not yet fully understood. In a man’s dream such a figure denotes his relationship with his own feelings and with his intuitive side. It mav also show how he relates lo his female partner.
A goddess or holy woman signifies the highest potential for working with the Greater Good that the dreamer has. Oriental women appearing in dreams usually suggest the mysterious side of the feminine. In a man’s dream such a figure will often reveal his attitude to sexuality; while in a woman’s dream it will reveal more about her own intuitive transcendent jx)wers.
An older woman mostly represents the dreamer’s mother and her sense of inherited wisdom.
An unknown woman in dreams will represent either the Anima (see Introduction) in a man’s dream, or the Shadow (see Introduction) in a woman’s. It is the qualities of surprise and intrigue which allow us to explore further the relevance of that figure. We can gain a great deal of information bccausc the figure is unknown.
3- When we begin to work spiritually with ourselves, there is a gargantuan store of knowledge which can be worked on, and with, to enhance our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a specific person that you know, then identify the qualities that they represent to you (i.e. friendliness, fearfulness, inspiration, etc…), and realize that this is a reflection of either an aspect of yourself. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The interaction that takes place between us and our dream character is an attempt either to understand that aspect of ourselves or to achieve some kind of integration with it in order to have a wider perspective on life. As such integration progresses we achieve a wholeness and awareness, which enable us to work in a more spiritual focused fashion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A huge crowd suggests information that we may not be able to handle.
An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories that may, or may not, be painful.
A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. May suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy.
To interpret why we have adopted a particular role we would need to examine their lifestyle. When there is some conflict within us between love and aversion for a particular person we are more likely to dream about them. Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of our thoughts and feelings. Similarly there may be a marked contrast in the way we handle a situation with two of our dream characters. It is as though two options are being practised. As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasize one characteristic or quality in order to draw our attention to it.
The fact that it is not just one person emphasizes the many-faceted human being. Every character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see people you don’t know in your dream, denotes hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront.
To see people from your past in your dream, refers to your shadow and other unacknowledged aspects of yourself. It can represent a waking situation that is bringing out similar feelings as your past relationships. Also see “Crowd.”... My Dream Interpretation
To see oneself as one of such true ones, or to enter their circles in a dream means that one is following their example and enjoying or suffering similar trials to theirs, then he will triumph over his enemies.
To see one of the companions living in a city in a dream also represents the joy, happiness, prosperity, and justice the inhabitants of such a city enjoy under the leadership of a righteous governor. (Also see Companions ofthe Prophet; Scholars; Serving; Shepherd)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To ascend one, you will be misunderstood and censured by your friends for some action, which you never committed.
To decend one, you will be guilty of wrong doing, and you will suffer the penalty.
To fall from one, you will be unexpectedly surprised while engaged in deceiving and working injury to others. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A hangman’s scaffold will suggest that a part of our lives must come to an end. We may, for instance, be aware that we have offended against some of society’s laws and beliefs, and must be punished. We also may need to look at our propensity to be a victim.
If scaffolding appears in dreams we should dccide whether it is there to help us build something new or whether we must repair the old. We need a temporary structure to help us reach the height we wish in either case.
If we are building new, that structure will support us while we build, whereas if we are repairing the old it will support the previous structure while we make the necessary changes.
2- Sometimes in dreams a scaffold will indicate an enforced ending. This can be death, but is more likely to suggest the death of part of our personality Rather than being able to achieve a successful integration, we actually actively have to stop the behaviour or activity which is causing a problem. We have to take the consequences of behaving in that way.
3- A scaffold suggests an enforced codc of spiritual behaviour and the need for self-control. Scaffolding indicates spiritual support.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If builders’ scaffolding appears we should decide whether it is there to help us build something new or whether we are repairing something old. In either case, it indicates we need a temporary structure of some sort to help us reach the heights we wish, or achieve our goals.
If we are building something new, the scaffolding will support us while we build, whereas if we are repairing the old it will support the previous structure while we make the necessary changes.
A hangman’s scaffold will suggest that a part of our lives must come to an end. We may, for instance, be aware that we have offended against some of society’s laws and beliefs, and must be held to account. We also may need to look at our propensity to be a victim.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a scaffolding is falling down, or you’re falling off, a warning is necessary—you’re too daring! Standing under a scaffolding: you are making too many compromises—or too many excuses. Taking down a scaffolding: your tendency to “cover all bases” is extreme—be more trusting!
Depth Psychology: A scaffolding is usually a symbol for help that is available to you in a difficult situation. It will help you to “move up the ladder.”... Dreamers Dictionary
At times jewels, if mined and their quantity is not known, mean fortunes from which a person will derive much benefit.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
May Allah safeguard us against all calamities, hardships and suspicion . Ameen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If dreamer is soldier or united with soldiers: our willingness or ability to face internal conflicts and huns. Military service: feeling bound by social or personal disciplines or restrictions; learning strengths and self discipline to meet internal conflicts. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Depth Psychology: The soldier suggests being more disciplined and fitting in better. Practicing self-discipline right now would solve many problems. In women’s dreams, a soldier often expresses sexual needs. See Military’, Officer, Recruit, War.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see wounded soldiers, is a sign of the misfortune of others causing you serious complications in your affairs. Your sympathy will outstrip your judgment.
To dream that you are a worthy soldier, you will have literal fulfilment of ideals. Women are in danger of disrepute if they find themselves dreaming of soldiers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one’s name is listed as a soldier in a dream, it represents his welfare, satisfaction, or that he will continue his education.
If a bedridden person sees himselfas a soldier in a camp, or that he is discharged from the army in a dream, it means that his illness will end in his death, or it may mean difficulties, distress and losses.
A gathering of soldiers in a dream means destruction of the wrongdoers and victory of the righteous ones.
A soldier carrying a scourge or arrows in a dream also represents good conduct.
A count of one hundred soldiers in a dream represents the chastisement and calamity which God Almighty inflicts upon the people of the earth because of their sins at the conclusion of each century, or at the beginning of a new one. Seeing one thousand soldiers in a dream represents the blessed Night of Power which occurs near the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
If soldiers are led by a prophet, a king, a wise man, or a man of knowledge in one’s dream, it means victory for the believers.
If one sees an army entering a town in a dream, they could represent rain. (Also see Night of Power)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself being carried over the threshold of his door in a dream, it represents his funeral. (Also see Doorstep; Door lintel; Doorplate)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To be lifted across a threshold may- suggest marriage, or in this day and age, a new relationship.
2- When we are about to take on new responsibilities, we can dream of standing on the threshold. We may be moving into a new life, or perhaps a new way of living.
The threshold experience is a strong one in Masonic imagery and Initiation rites. Even in Parliament, permission must be asked to cross the threshold.
3- We may be standing on the threshold of a new spiritual dawn.
The dreamer should be particularly- astute at this time and be aware of all that is around him.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Breakthroughs or setbacks, depending on the direction of movement.
Changing your basic values, or status as is shown by the groom earning the bride over a threshold.
Birth and death, depending again on the direction of movement. Generally, coming into a threshold marks a beginning, while leaving one indicates an ending.... The Language of Dreams
The guardian of the threshold to the underworld (a different entity) is often seen in dreams as a dog. Consult the entries for ceremony, edge, freemason, initiation and rite / ritual for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The threshold experience is a particularly strong one in masonic imagery and initiation rites and surfaces in dreams when we are emotionally ready for such a ceremony. Even in parliament, permission must be asked to cross the threshold.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Depth Psychology: You have finally come to a decision, making it possible to find a new direction in life. It is important to know whether you are standing in front of the threshold (still hesitating) or have already stepped across.... Dreamers Dictionary
A grown-up dreaming about a young boy is a sign of immaturity and the desire to be forever young and without responsibility; it can also be a suggestion that honest wTork and commitment to duty is the only road to prosperity. Meeting a young person who is very attached to you: you are admired or loved by a stranger.
Depth Psychology: A young man represents the masculine/intellectual side of your personality.
See Youth.... Dreamers Dictionary