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That we all have different levels, or layers, to our personalities is often shown in dreams as an onion.
If we are peeling an onion we perhaps need to examine each part of our personality.
In its many-layered aspect the onion symbolizes the cosmos, and revelation. In dreams, we find that what we are doing with the onion reveals our intrinsic way of exploring creation. In removing each layer we come to an understanding of how we create from small to large.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Chopping onions can signify an attempt to increase the energy available to us in some way. We quite literally want to ensure that we have allowed the essence of our being to permeate throughout our lives. As a reflection of the various levels of understanding we explore as we mature, the onion provides an apt symbol.
If the onion is dried or dried up we have to make more emotional effort to understand.
Material aspects: Oddly enough, the onion can appear in dreams and meditation as a symbol of wholeness, but a wholeness that is many-layered. Peeling an onion can suggest trying to find the best part of ourselves, or of somebody else. It may also indicate attempting to understand the various facets of our own personality.
Vision: Seeing an onion: tears and sorrow. Peeling an onion: slowly mysteries are being uncovered. Eating cooked onions: have courage—a small unpleasant affair is resolved.
Depth Psychology: The onion is a sign that after a period of depression things are beginning to improve. Tears are there to wash the pain from the soul. As an aside: in ancient Egypt, onions and garlic were worshiped like gods.
a vision of eating onion is interpreted upon 3 sides: forbidden wealth, backbiting & regret.
Eating a raw onion in a dream denotes an evil happening.
If a sick person . eats a small amount of onions in a dream, it means that he will die from his illness, but if one sees himself eating a large quantity in his dream, it means that he will be cured of his illness. However, eating a green onion, or a scallion in a dream means prosperity and good health, though they will be accompanied with stress, sadness or separation from one’s wife. Eating a strong smelling or a fragrant herb in a dream means contempt, loathing on the part of some members of his family toward him, or it could mean thathidden matters will finally surface. Ifsuch herbs are the type of bulbs that require skinning before eating, then they denote curiosity and eavesdropping, representing what is usually discarded. In a dream, onions for a businessman represent the element of money, and for a traveller it represents health, success and a safe return. Onions in a dream also meandistress and difficulties. Gathering onions in the field in a dream means suffering from harm caused by one’s own family.
Vitality and health, but also false tears.
The onion is the hot spice of life.
Folklore: Good Luck.
Dreams of an onion symbolize your spiral journey of awakening, growth, development and unfolding. Like pealing layers of an onion, your growth may seem slow, painstaking, tearful, and repetitive, but you are getting closer and closer to the center, and progress is being made.
If you dream of eating onions, then you are wanting to be left alone.
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1- Oddly enough, the onion can appear in dreams and meditation as a symbol of wholeness, but a wholeness which is many-layered. Peeling an onion can suggest trying to find the best part of ourselves, or of somebody else. It may also indicate attempting to understand the various facets of our personality.
2- Chopping onions can signify an attempt to increase the energy available to us in some way.
3- The Cosmos, revelation.
(see Eating, Garden, Vegetables)
Onions have a power similar to garlic in overcoming evil, specifically our own shadows.
The shape and color of the onion makes it an alternative emblem for the moon or wholeness.
The layered skin of this vegetable represents having to probe to find the truth. Alternatively, it can represent layers of personal armor that you hide behind.
Strength. Alexander the Great fed his troops this vegetable along with garlic to ensure their vitality.
Peeling onions in a dream foretells of tears that come from vour own actions. .