Some dream researchers, especially at the turn of the century, theorized that the symbols in dreams were opposite to what they appeared. Good represented evil, joy represented sadness, a man represented a woman, and so on. This idea is worth considering if the other approaches to vour dream have yielded little or no meaning.

To see two opposite items in a dream can reflect improved balance between different facets of the psyche. Alternatively, this can represent a dichotomy that causes inner turmoil over two equally important goals or ideals.

(see Color)

An optimistic hue, denoting improved self-love, high energy, and a clear emotional state.

Bright, fiery oranges are the color of aggression. This hue needs gentle control so that angry outbursts don’t occur.

Also the color of autumn, thereby denoting a harvest of characteristics that you have sown and tended with care.



Opposites | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Opposites

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a fear of losing control, of a loss of identity, or of some type of failure. More positively, it is possible to go beyond our own boundaries or present experience. Also the abyss indicates our coming to terms with opposites such as right and wrong, good and bad.

To be on the edge of the abyss suggests having to come to terms with our own fears.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Alcohol as ‘spirit’ or essence is the conjunction of opposites, a combination of the principles of fire and water. It is a means of changing consciousness. In dreams where alcohol is a feature there is an element of attempting to transcend the ordinary and approach the divine (the essence).... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Birds in dreams usually represent freedom, imagination, thoughts and ideas which, by nature, need freedom to be able to become evident. As far back as Pagan times, man has been fascinated by birds and by flight. Birds were believed to be vehicles for the soul and to have the ability to carry the soul to heaven. As a result, birds were very often invested with magical and mystical powers.

2- Psychologically man often needs to project human qualities onto objects outside himself, and because birds’ conduct is entirely instinctive, they can be used in dreams to understand man’s behaviour.

3- Birds have come to represent the Soul both its dark and its enlightened side.

A caged bird can indicate restraint or entrapment.

A bird flying freely represents aspirations and desires and possibly the spirit soaring towards the Divine.

A display of plumage indicates the dreamer’s facade the way the individual sees him- or herself.

A flock of birds containing both winged and plucked birds indicates confusion over bodilv or material considerations as opposed to Spiritual aspirations. Birds can sometimes denote the feminine, free side of the being.

The golden-winged bird has the same significance as fire and therefore indicates spiritual aspirations.

A high-flying bird Spiritual awareness or that part in us which seeks knowledge. In a man’s dream, a bird can represent the Anima (see Introduction). In a woman’s dream, it suggests the Self, in the sense of the Spiritual Self (see Introduction).

White/Black birds The two aspects of the Anima or Self (see Introduction) may be represented as two opposites.

The black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side, the white the open, clear, free side.

A pet bird Personal circumstances and emotions can have a profound effect on our self- management, and remembered happiness can be experienced in dreams about pet birds. Chicken The imagination is being used to serve a practical function. There is potential for growth, though this may also come about through belonging to a group.

The chicken can also represent stupidity and cowardice. Cock The cock is the symbol of a new day and of vigilance or watchfulness. It represents the masculine principle and thus the need to be more upfront and courageous.

Crow Dreaming of a crow can have two meanings. Traditionally the crow warns of death but may also represent wisdom and deviousness.

Cuckoo The meaning of the cuckoo is ambivalent, since it can represent deviousness or unrequited love. As the herald of spring it indicates a change from old, stale energy to newness and freshness.

Dove The Anima (see Introduction).

The bringer of calm after the storm, the Soul, the peaceful side of man’s nature appears in dreams as the dove.

Duck In a dream this can often denote some kind of superficiality or childishness.

Eagle Because the eagle is known to be a bird of prey; in dreams it signifies domination and supremacy. It can equally also mean perccptiveness and awareness as well as farsightedness and objectivity.

If the dreamer identifies with the eagle, his own wish to dominate is becoming apparent though there may be some difficulty in reconciling other parts of the dreamer’s nature.

If the dreamer feels threatened, somebody else may be threatening the status quo.

Falcon The falcon shares the symbolism of the eagle. As a bird of prey, it typifies freedom and hope for those who are being restricted in any way. It can represent victory over lust. Goose/Geese The goose is said to represent watchfulness and love. Like the swan it can represent the dawn or new life.

A flock of geese is often taken to represent the powers of intuition and to give warning of disaster. Wild goose The wild goose can represent the soul and often dcpicts the Pagan side of our nature. Geese, in common with cats, are considered to be witches’ familiars. Hen The hen denotes providence, maternal care and procreation. When a hen crows in a dream it is taken to represent feminine domination.

Ibis The ibis, sometimes taken to be the stork, is the symbol of perseverance and of aspiration. Jackdaw - see Magpie. Kingfisher To dream of a king- lishcr is to dream of dignity and calmness.

Lark A lark is traditionally supposed to represent the transcendence of the mundane. Magpie/Jackdaw Because of the belief that magpies and jackdaws are thieves, to dream of one may indicate that an associate is attempting to take away something that the dreamer values. Also the magpie can signify good news. Ostrich The ostrich denotes that one is attempting to run away from responsibility. Owl The owl is sacrcd to Athena, goddess of strategy and wisdom, therefore in a dream the owl can describe those qualities. Because it is also associated with the night-time, it can sometimes represent death.

Peacock To see a peacock in a dream indicates a growth of understanding from the plain and unadorned to the beauty of the fully plumed bird. Like the phoenix, it represents rebirth and resurrection.

Pelican There are two meanings to the symbolism of the pelican. One is sacrifice and devotion and the other is careful and maternal love.

Penguin The penguin is thought to represent adaptability but also possibly stupidity. Pheasant To dream of pheasants generally foretells prosperity and good fortune to come. Phoenix The phoenix is a universal symbol of rebirth, resurrection and immortality (dying in order to live). Quail The quail represents amorousness, sometimes courage and often good luck. In its negative form it can also represent witchcraft and sorcery.

Raven The raven can be a symbol of sin, but if it is seen to be talking it often represents prophecy. Its meaning can be ambivalent since it can represent evil, but also wisdom. Seagull flic seagull is a symbol of freedom and power. Sparrow “flic sparrow represents business and industrv.

Stork

The stork is a symbol of new life and new beginnings.

Swallow

The swallow seen in a dream represents hope and the coming of Spring. Swan The swan is the soul of man and is often taken to be the divine bird. It can sometimes denote a peaceful death. Turkey The turkey is traditionally a food for celebrations and festivals.

To dream of it can therefore denote that there may be good times ahead. Vulture/Buzzard The vulture is a scavenger and therefore has an association with the feminine aspect in its destructive persona. Woodpecker The woodpcckcr is a guardian of both kings and trees in mythology. It is also reputed to have magical powers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side; the white the open, clear, free side. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Traditionally, the Centaur was half-man and half-beast, and is associated with the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius.

To have a Centaur appear in a dream demonstrates the unification of man’s animal nature with his qualities of human virtue and judgement.

2- The symbol of a Centaur in a dream represents our ability to unite two complete opposites in an acceptable way.

3- Vision and wisdom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

The half-beast half-man symbol of the zodiac infers the dreamer is coming to terms with the matching of two complete opposites in a harmonious way.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The symbol of a centaur in a dream represents our ability to unite two complete opposites in an acceptable way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Emphasises the importance of the thing, per­son or animal in that position; conflict, where the middle is between opposites; obstruction when something might be in the middle of the road, corridor, etc.; feelings of being in­volved, when in the middle of a crowd for instance. When something is in the middle of a circle or square can represent the self. Idioms: middle of the road; piggy in the middle, centre of attention. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

If you had chicken pox in yoru dream, this indicates repressed anger and annoyance. You may be holding in your frustrations and not revealing your negative feelings to others.

If you dreamed that someone you know had chicken pox, it is a dream of opposites, that actually predicts good luck for that person.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A cross in a dream represents a high ranking person who is worthy of respect or it could represent a religious person. Carrying a cross in a dream could mean marriage, or an unsuitable marriage, or begetting a son. Seeing a cross in a dream also could mean adultery, rape or conceiving a son in sin. Seeing a cross in a dream is also interpreted to mean death, opposites, opposition, war, fight, distress, temptation, lies, false testimony or slander.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A form of spiritual illumination is quite often felt within this type of dream. There is a gradual awareness rather than a blinding flash of illumination.

A new dawn can bring a great sense of hope. Day and night can represent opposites, as in black and white, boy and girl etc. Indeed, any two opposites may have relevance, and it is up to us to decide what opposition there is in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of both day and night indicates the cycle of time or of changes that will inevitably take place. Sometimes indication is given of the nature of an aspect of timing.

2- We often differentiate between two states in dreams, and the contrast between day and night highlights this.

3- Day and night can represent opposites, as in black and white, boy and girl, etc. Indeed, any two opposites may have relevance, and it is up to the dreamer to decide what opposition there is in his or her life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

Movement or guidance to the left, in most cultures, is regarded as a negative sign. In medieval times, for the purpose of heraldry, left was called “sinister,” reflecting the overall negative feelings toward this side of the body. Similarly, in crystal gazing, wisps of color moving to the left indicate a negative answer. This feeling may have developed because left-handedness is recessive, and therefore an oddity not easily explained by earlier peoples.

Right is a beneficial direction (note the term righteous), generally revealing positive actions and motivations.

Movement upward may be a type of ascension dream that shows your personal progress, hopes, and improvement.

Downward movement may show dissension, fatality, or pessimism that leads to feeling literally “down.” Alternatively, this can signify a new focus on your internal nature—an exploration that often proves very useful to personal growth.

When two directions are featured at the same time, this symbolizes harmony and balance between opposites (see Cross). Conversely, this can also indicate an internal tug of war between two facets of your being.

Being shown directions by a compass or a map reveals feelings of being somewhat lost or out of place in your current situation (see Blueprints, Schematics).

Each direction on a compass has slightly different meanings. North is cool, denoting frozen movement and frosty emotions. East is the point of the rising .raw, bringing hope and a new beginning. South is for fire, which can warm, energize, or consume depending on its potency, and West is the water or emotional center where fountains of creativity or floods of feeling may originate.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of electricity symbolize power, aliveness, energy, and the chemistry that takes place when opposites attract and come into harmony. You are in a relationship, project or time in your life that is synergistically stimulating and that is sparking your creativity.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Used in many different ways, depending on context. Generally it represents a goal; point of change, release, death. Example: ‘I was due to be executed—what for I don’t know. I was not especially afraid of this, but my most vivid feelings were of great sadness at the people I was leaving behind, and for all the things I wanted to do in life, but would not now be able to. Then at the end I was watching myself being hanged’ (DK). Many people dream this ‘end of life’ theme. In virtually every one of these dreams there is a highlighting of ‘things to do’. Such dreams are a way of deciding what is of most value in the dreamer’s life.

End of path, road: the end of one’s life, the boundary of what one already knows or has done; end of a relationship (especially if walking with person). End of tunnel, cave, find­ing the way out of a difficult or depressed stage of life. End of table, queue: feeling left out, unconsidered, forgotten; putting oneself last. End of garden, room, road: can be used to show polarity or opposites, as in following. Example: ‘1 found my­self alone in the garden at the far end of the house near the stables’ (MM). Here the end’ relates to being alone, as op­posed to being in the house with people. Idioms: at an end, end of one’s tether, wits’ end; end of the day, be the end of; a sticky end; dead end, the deep end; end it all, end of the line; both ends meet; not the end of the world; loose ends; to no end; light at the end of the tunnel. See cul de sac. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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

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

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The sign of the twins, Gemini evokes the unification of opposites or two aspects of the personality In a dream. Gemini may announce someone who possesses a strong intellect and good communication skills but who may be indecisive and flighty.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are grafting something suggests that you are forging relationships and ties with others. You could be joining two polar opposites together that would probably be best left apart.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I could see an older woman watching me from the road. I felt very scared at her being there. I walked to the front door, I started to walk past the front door, felt great fear and hung back, half behind the front door, for protection from her’ (Pamela H). Generally it means pan of; divided; incomplete; in between, conflict. Half open: opposing feelings about whether to be open’ or not—can I, can’t I, will I, won’t I? Halfway up/down: indecision; faltering motivation; some­times between the opposites, or outside one’s everyday experi­ence. Half full : may refer to half one’s life used up. Cut in half: conflict between intellect and body sexuality. Half bur­ied: something you are only partly aware of. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of heat represent passion, sexuality, energy, and power; being engaged in activity that warms your soul. Sometimes heat, like chemistry, happens when opposites attract or have friction. You might also have too many blankets on you as you are sleeping. See Fire and Radiator.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Our universe presents opposites and contradictions, thus making it so unique and vast.

To dream that you are a hermaphrodite refers to having opposite characteristics in your personality and indicates a sense of balance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- An intersection which appears in a dream such as a T junction indicates there is a choice of two ways forward. Two opposites maybe coming together in our waking lives, and we arc able to make changes and move forward in a more focused wav.

2- If we are conscious of an intersection - perhaps in a pattern which appears in a dream we are being offered choices, and perhaps have to differentiate between right and wrong.

3- When we meet an intersection in dreams, we are putting ourselves in a position of having to make choices which may have a greater impact on others than they do on us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: An intersection that appears in a dream – such as a t-junction – indicates there is a choice of two ways forward. Two opposites may be coming together in our waking lives, and we are able to make changes and move forward in a more focused way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

This is another of those “opposites: if you dream you are kissing your lover, you are due for a quarrel.

To be kissing someone you don’t know means you will get into a fight.

To kiss a child means you will be made to look foolish.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Left:

if we are right handed, the left represents the less dominant or expressed side of oneself, or the parts of our nature we try to hide or suppress.

If we write or knock in a nail using our right hand, we will hold the paper or nail with our left. So left leg or arm frequently has this sense of representing the supponive but less dominant functions in us. Our confidence may suppon our activity as a salesperson, so may be depicted as being on the left.

Right:

the dominant, confident, conscious, exterior or expressed side of self; light­ness; correct social behaviour, moral.

Dreams can also use a play on what is right and left to illustrate a polarity or opposites. Our internal world of feel­ings, memories and values—the left; our external world of activity and environment—the right.

A secondary choice— left; the right’ choice at the time—right. Pans of self uncon­scious or shadowy—left; our conscious known self—right.

The immoral, selfish, wrong action—left; the moral, right ac­tion—right.

Example: ‘On my right are three monks, on my left sits a beautiful, shapely blonde. I am in the centre and I see a road, which leads to the right and a beautiful sunlit valley in the distance’ (from Dreams Your Magic Mirror by Elsie Sechrist). Here right and left represent not only choice between sexual pleasure and religious discipline, but also the polar opposites of spiritual and material. Although in the dream there is a movement to the right, to find equilibrium we often have to take a way between the opposites.

Idioms: two left feet; keep on the right side of somebody; in one’s right mind, in the right; mister right; set somebody right; right hand man; right in the head, stan on the right foot; give one’s right arm. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.

If we are struggling with the lion there should be a successful development as long as we are not overpowered, or the lion killed.

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

A lion lying with a lamb shows there is a union, or compatibility of opposites; instinct and spirit going hand in hand.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of marriage represent integration and the embrace of opposites.

If you are married, then dreaming of marriage may be a processing dream about the current circumstances you and your spouse are grappling with.

If you are not married, then this dream may represent your desires and hopes for what your idealized marriage would look/feel like. See Wedding, Wish Fulfillment Dreams, Commitment and Vows.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When numbers are drawn to our attention in dreams they can have either a personal or a symbolic significance. Often a number will appear which has personal meaning, such as a particular date, or the number of a house we have lived in. Our minds will often retain the significance of the number even though we do not necessarily consciously remember it ourselves.

2- Symbolically numbers have some kind of significance in all systems of belief and religions. Below are the most often found meanings, which have been divided into three sub-sections, a) Supposed practical everyday interpretations of numbers as seen in dreams:

One You will have outstanding skill in the work vou do. Two Business or personal relationships need handling carefully. Three Your ideas for stability and success will materialise. Four A secure and sheltered home is yours for the asking. Five You are about to make an important discovery which will bring about changes. Six A loving relationship is available to you. Seven With personal effort you can solve your problems. Eight Your life holds the potential for a wonderful ofler. Nine Take care not to overreach yourself. Zero The cipher holds within it all potential, b)

Summary of qualities represented by primary numbers:

One Independence, self-respect, resolve, singleness of purpose. Intolerance, conceit, narrow- mindedness, degradation, stubbornness. Two Placidity integrity, unselfishness, gregariousness, harmony. Indecision, indifference, lack of responsibility, bloody- mindedness. Three Freedom, bravery, fun, enthusiasm, brilliance. Listlessness, over-confidence, impatience, lackadaisical behaviour. Four Loyalty, stolidity, practicality, honesty. Clumsiness, dullness, conservatism, unadaptibil- ity. Five Adventurousness, viva- ciousness, courage, health, susceptibility, sympathy. Rashness, irresponsibility, inconstancy, unreliability, thoughtlessness. Six Idealism, selflessness, honesty, charitableness, faithfulness, responsibility, superiority, softness, impracticality, submission. Seven Wisdom, discernment, philosophy; fortitude, depth, contemplation. Morbidness, hypercriticism, lack of action, unsociability. Eight Practicality, power, business ability; decision, control, constancy. Un imaginativeness, bluntness, self-sufficiency, domination. Nine Intelligence, discretion, artistry, understanding, brilliance, lofty- moral sense, genius. Dreaminess, lethargy, lack of concentration, aimlessness, c) The more esoteric interpretations are:

One Oneself, the beginning, the first, unity. Two Duality, indecision, balance, male vs female, two sides to an argument, opposites. Three The triangle, freedom. Four The square, strength, stability practicality; the earth, reality, the four sides of human nature - sensation, feeling, thought, intuition; earth, air, fire and water. Five The human body, human consciousness in the body, the five senses. Six Harmony or balance. Seven Cycles of life, magical, spiritual meaning; human wholeness. Eight Death and resurrection, infinity. Nine Pregnancy, the end of the cycle and the start of something new, spiritual awareness. Ten A new beginning, the male and female together. Eleven Eleventh hour, the master number. Twelve Time, a full cycle or wholeness. Zero The Feminine, the Great Mother, the unconscious, the absolute or hidden completeness.

3- Spiritually, as we progress we put ourselves in a position to make the best use of the vibrator) effect of numbers. It has long been acccptcd that by combining numbers in certain ways, infiucncc can be brought to bear on the dreamer’s environment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The unconscious mind appears to sort information by comparing and contrasting. Particularly when we are aware of conflict within ourselves, we may dream in pairs (e.G. Old / young, masculine / feminine, clever / stupid). It is almost as though there is some kind of internal pendulum, which eventually sorts out the opposites into a unified whole.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The unconscious mind appears to sort information by comparing and contrasting. Particularly when we arc aware of conflict within ourselves, we may dream in pairs (e.g. old/young, masculine/ feminine, clever/stupid). It is almost as though there is some kind of internal pendulum, which eventually sorts out the opposites into a unified whole.

2- A dream clarifying the masculine side of ourselves may be followed by a dream clarifying the feminine.

The juggling that goes on in this way can take place over a period of time. Often in dream interpretation looking at the opposite meaning to the obvious can give us greater insight into our mental processes.

3- The use of pairs in dreams is trying lo achieve a Spiritual balance.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Several people in dream: not feeling lonely; involve­ment of many aspects of oneself in what is being dreamt about; social ability. Large crowds: enormous involvement of self in issue, one’s relationship or feelings about the social environment one lives in; in groups we have a feeling of being looked at or on view—how we relate to that may be depicted by what we are doing in the dream group. See party; roles.

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

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Union of opposites; union of male & female principles; satisfaction; completeness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The number of sides the shape has will be significant (See Numbers), as will the colours (See Colours). At a certain stage of development the geometric shapes which will give the individual a greater understanding of the abstract world begin to appear in dreams. It is as though the old perception of form is beginning to take on a new- meaning and interpretation.

2- The dreamer accepts the nature of things as they are, and can look at the fundamental structure of his nature. He can appreciate the basic shape his life is taking without placing emotional inhibitions in the way.

3- Various shapes and patterns can be interpreted as:

The Centre The centre symbolises the point from which everything starts. In relation to shape, il Ls the point from which the pattern grows. Circle The circle represents the inner being or the Self (see Introduction). It is also unity and perfection.

A circular object such as a ring may have the same meaning as the circle.

A circle with a dot in the centre can signify the soul in completion. It is sometimes taken to represent Woman.

Crescent (including the sickle and crescent moon) This signifies the feminine, mysterious power which is intuitive and non-rational. Cross Any cross stands for the realisation (in the sense of making real) of spirit into matter. Moving through the symbol of the sword to the equal armed-cross, from there to the cross of suffering and crucifixion, and finally to the Tau of perfection, the soul learns through experience to overcome the obstacles to spiritual progression.

The four arms pointing in opposite directions signify conflict, anguish and distress, but ultimately going through these to reach perfection.

The hung cross with the figure of Christ represents the sacrifice of self for others.

The intersection signifies the reconciliation of opposites.

The three upper arms are said to stand for God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but more property thcv indicate any Divine Trinity.

Cube

see Square Diamond A diamond in a dream indicates that we have greater and lesser options available. Hexagram A hexagram is a geometric figure which symbolises the harmonious development of the physical, social and spiritual elements of human life and its integration into a perfect whole. Oval The oval is symbolic of the womb, and also of feminine life. Called the Vesica Piscis, it is the halo which completely encircles a sacred figure.

Patterns (in cloth, mosaic etc.) In dreams the patterns which appear as part of the scenario can categorise how we handle the patterns and perhaps repeated behaviours in our lives. Pent a gram / Pent angle / Pentagram - see Star Sphere The sphere has a similar meaning to the globe (see individual entry), and indicates perfection and completion of all possibilities. Spiral (also see labyrinth in L Section) The spiral is the perfect path to evolution.

The principle is that everything is continually in motion, but also continually rising or raising its vibration.

If the spiral is towards the centre we are approaching our own centre by an indirect route.

A clockwise spiral, moving outward to the right is a movement towards consciousness and enlightenment.

If counterclockwise the movement is towards the unconscious, probably regressive behaviour. There is also a connection with the navel or solar plexus as the centre of power. Square or Cube The square or cube signifies the manifestation of spirit into matter. It represents the earthly realm as opposed to the heavens.

A square within a circle suggests the act of ‘becoming’ or taking on form.

The figure within a square is the Self or perfect Man. Any square object signifies the enclosing and feminine principle. Star The star, particularly if it is a bright one, indicates the individual’s hopes, aspirations and ideals. It is those things we must reach for.

The five-pointed star or pentagram evokes personal magic, and all matter in harmony.

To be correct, the star should point upwards. In dreams it signifies the dreamer’s ownership of his own magical qualities and aspirations.

If it is pointing downwards it symbolises evil and witchcraft.

The six- pointed star, or Star of David, is made up of one triangle pointing upward and another pointing downward: the physical and the spiritual arc joined together in harmony to create wisdom. Twelve stars signify both the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Apostles. Swastika The swastika with its arms moving clockwise portrays Ideal Man and the power lie has for good. In Eastern symbolism it signifies the movement of the sun.

The swastika moving counter-clockwise in this form signifies all that is sinister and wrong. It was always recognised that Hitler had connections with magic. It is not known whether his choice of swastika was deliberate or not.

Triangle The triangle represents Standing Man, with his three parts body; mind and spirit (or being). Consciousness and love manifest through his physicality. There is potential still to be realised.

If the triangle points upwards, human nature moves towards the Divine.

If it is pointing down it is spirit seeking expression through the physical.

The triangle can also represent family relationships that is, father, mother and child. There is a game based on shapes in which you draw a square, a circle and a triangle, and then get someone else to elaborate each of the basic shapes into a drawing. Whatever he makes of the square is supposed to relate to his outlook on the world, the circle to his inner being and the triangle to his sex life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our involvement in the exterior world of change, opposites, and needs which require expenditure of effort, our ‘standing’ in society, what one ‘stands1 for, being active, con­frontation; cooperation with others. Idioms: know where one stands; left standing, make a stand against; stand alone; stand aside; stand by, stand conected; stand down; stand firm, stand in someone’s way; stand up for, stand up to; stand one’s ground; stand on ceremony or dignity. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a stripe signify beauty and style via contrast. You are realizing the magic that happens when opposites attract to make something unique and potentially more interesting than either would be alone.

If you dream of a stripe on the back of a credit card, you are dealing with issues of validity and magnetism. Stripes on an officer’s jacket signify that you are grappling with issues of rank, prestige and respect.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Couturier; Marriage) A tailor in a dream represents unity, a peacemaker, a scribe, a secretary, or an officiant who conducts the marriage ceremony and witnesses the signing agreement.

A tailor in a dream also represents someone who regrets his wrongdoing, or amends his conduct for the better.

To become a tailor and sew one’s own garments in a dream means struggling to build one’s livelihood. Ifone sees himselfunable to do a good sewingjob in a dream, it means that he is trying to bring opposites together but to no avail. Sewing a robe for a woman in a dream means that he will be afflicted with a major trial.

If one sees himself as a tailor or altering garments in a dream, it means prosperity, setting up a business venture, getting married, having a progeny, or putting things where they belong.

A tailor in a dream also represents piety and a good character. (Also see Shoemaker; Alterations)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Triangle; mother, father, child, synthesis; creativity— the child springing from the two opposites—therefore some­times represents the solution to opposition Confronting three people, out with two others: facing collective will of others, non-sexual friendship. Idioms: three’s a crowd. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

To dream of a tug of war suggests a conflict between good and bad, male and female, positive and negative.

A tug of war may indicate the need to maintain balance through tension between opposites.

To be on the winning side suggests that what we wish to achieve can be managed with help.

To be on the losing side requires us to identify the parallel situation in ordinary everyday life and decide whether to continue.

A spiritual tug of war suggests the need to resolve the conflict between whatever two opposites are presenting themselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A tug of war may indicate the need to maintain balance through tension between opposites.

To be on the winning side suggests that what we wish to achieve can be managed with help.

To be on the losing side requires us to identify the parallel situation in everyday life and decide whether to continue.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of a tug of war suggests a conflict between good and bad, male and female, positive and negative – any two opposites. In everyday life our personal ethics may be at odds with the ethics of the group we belong to.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

If your dream entails giving birth to twins, or if you are dreaming about baby twins, please see “ birth “. Twins in astrology represent opposites, and we may use this symbolism to explain our dream.

The twins could suggest a duality in thoughts, ideas, feelings, or states of consciousness.

The details of the dream will give you a clue to whether or not these varying aspects are in harmony or in conflict with each other.

The twins could also represent the balance that is extremely important to our emotional and psychological health. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about adult twins foretells of “double trouble followed by double joy.”... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The appearance of twins in a dream may point to the union of opposites or two opposing personalities within your psyche that have equal power.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Often in everyday life we come up against conflicts between two opposites. Twins in dreams can actually represent two sides of our personality acting in harmony.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The opposites and contradictions that are in need of differentiation and balance. Your ambivalence is becoming known, which is a positive development.

According to Jung, two identical symbols refer to the unconscious, because two identical things cannot be distinguished from one another. Messengers from the underworld, for that reason, appear usually in twos.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The number two represents partnerships, marriages, and the balance of the masculine and feminine aspects of the psyche.

A dream including the number two may express concern about finding a mate or concerns about problems in a relationship or marriage.

The number two also signifies duality, separation, or the union of opposites.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

The number Two is a symbol of partnership, dualism, contrasts, light and dark, polarity, the Light and the Darkness. Two is the symbol of the moon and regarded as feminine. It stands for gentleness, sensitivity, rich imagination, creative talents, idealism, and romance. Two-type people are less strong than One-people, but they have patience and perseverance. They are not very assertive, are overly sensitive, and tend to be melancholy. Two-people are balanced, thrive on harmony, are restrained, passive, and give in easily. Friendships are important to them and arc nurtured.

Generally speaking, Two might be a symbol of polarity— contradictions, good versus evil, spirit versus matter. It represents femininity, the ability to give and receive, and freedom of decision. This number tells you that everything has two sides and encourages you to reconcile contradictions and opposites or to balance them. See Moon.

Two-people have birthdays on the second, 11th (the master number), and 29th of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Duality, indecision, balance, male vs. Female, two sides to an argument, opposites. Placidity, integrity, unselfishness, gregariousness, harmony. Indecision, indifference, lack of responsibility, bloody-mindedness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Union indicates a joining together, and this can be of pairs or of multiples. Union in pairs suggests the reconciliation of opposites and the added energy this brings.

A union, in the sense of a trade union, suggests collective action which is for the good of all.

We all attempt to achieve unity from duality - to crcate a relation- ship between two parts or opposites. Dreaming of achieving union depicts this relationship. Psychologically, the human being is consistently looking for a partner.

Unity in a spiritual sense is usually perceived as a return to Source.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We all attempt to achieve unity from duality – to create a relationship between two parts or opposites. Dreaming of achieving union depicts this relationship. Psychologically, the human being is consistently looking for a partner.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Union indicates a joining together, and this can be of pairs or of multiples. Union in pairs suggests the reconciliation of opposites and the added energy this brings.

A union, in the sense of a trade union, suggests collective action that is for the good of all.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of the World Trade Center or of the twin towers represent your financial structures. And though they may fall, your inner wealth and well-being cannot be shaken.

The tower in the Tarot represents destruction that precedes transformation and new beginnings. Twin towers can also represent that which holds up the temple of your being, the tension of opposites, and the integration of your polarities-the dark and light, the masculine and feminine, etc. See Tower.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Perfect spiritual balance is created by the energy created between two complementary opposites, the passive feminine principle and the active masculine. Each contains within itself the ‘seed’ of the other, creating a state of inner stability. This image occurs in dreams when we begin to approach such a state.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A representation of the cosmic egg, the beginning of all things, this symbol has become much better known in the last thirty years in the west as the balance of two complementary opposites. In dreams it indicates the balance between the instinctive, intuitive nature of the feminine and the active, rational nature of the masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

This symbol has become much better known in the last thirty years in the West as the balance of two complementary oppositcs. In dreams it indicates the balance between the instinctive, intuitive nature of the feminine and the active, rational nature of the masculine.

We arc continuously searching for balance, but not necessarily a state of inertia.

The yin-yang symbol signifies a state of dynamic potential.

3- Perfect Balance is created by the energy created between two complementary opposites.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a zebra represents an attraction to opposites, perfect balance, harmony, and unity. Conversely, it implies you are spending too much of your time on various trivial matters. You should consider laying out a framework that will allow you to establish stability in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To see a zebra in your dream symbolizes perfect balance, unity, harmony, and the attraction of opposites.... My Dream Interpretation