The meaning of responsibility in dream | Dream Interpretation


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Responsibility | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Responsibility

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dreams of your father represent the archetypal symbols of authority, responsibility, competence and the structures of your life.

• A man dreaming of his father suggests searching for a role model, whereas a woman dreaming of a father figure signifies a need to be looked after or taken care of.

For her it also links into the pattern of future relationships.

• Your father in a dream may be showing you, you need to “grow up” and rely on your own resources or take more responsibility for your life.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dreams of forgetting where you live or where you’ve left something important often relates to waking stress.

• Your sense of responsibility is overwhelmed and you feel you’re in danger of forgetting something important in your waking life. You may feel you’re not up to the job you’ve been given to do.

• It can also symbolise an unconscious desire to leave something behind e.g. you forget where you live because you don’t want to go home.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Pets in dreams relate to our desire to be loved and nurtured.When this dream occurs look at where you need to nourish yourself spiritually.

• Iso look at your emotional reactions; are you feeling guilty or sad about something you’ve “known” but haven’t acted upon? In dreams pets, due to their domestication, often relate to feelings of responsibility or caring and a desire to be needed and loved.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of abuse are venting dreams about control, or the lack thereof.

If you dream of being the victim of abuse, then you are venting your connection to the victim archetype and are coming to terms with your own power. You are realizing that it is either time to stand up for yourself, or to remove yourself from a non-supportive situation.

If you dream of being the abuser, then you are venting your frustration and rage at feeling out of control. Your subconscious mind may be cautioning you to take responsibility for your feelings and actions and treat others the way you’d like to be treated. Dreams of abuse also reflect the way you treat yourself. See Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of acceptance forecast that an opportunity is coming your way. This dream reflects your receptive, feminine spirit, and that you are accepting responsibility for your life and actions. However, dreaming of accepting blame that is not yours is a sign to set boundaries. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to determine its message.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreams of being injured, murdered or killed occur relatively frequently, and attention needs to be paid to the specific circumstances of the dream. We are usually receiving a warning to be careful or to be aware of hidden aggression, either our own or others.

2- Such dreams may highlight anxieties to do with safety or carelessness, or fear of taking responsibility.

3- Since there is no such thing as an accident in spiritual terms, it signifies Divine intervention, or interference from an authoritative source.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Such dreams may highlight anxieties to do with safety or carelessness, or fear of taking responsibility. When the accident happens to us our vulnerability is highlighted, when it happens to others we are made aware of the thoughtlessness of others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of accusing reflects guilt, blame, shame, and an unwillingness to take personal responsibility for your life. This dream offers you the opportunity to own an aspect of your power that you have yet to embrace, as you come to realize that blaming or accusing someone for your pain only adds insult to injury.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of getting or polishing acrylic nails, symbolizes your desire for glamour.

If your acrylic nails break in your dream, this suggests that you are trying to avoid some situation or trying to get out of a responsibility.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of an actor, particularly a famous one. is to become aware of the ego in oneself. Very often we become conscious of the roles we play in life and recognise that we are perhaps not playing the part we really want to in life.

2- We each are actors in our own play, so to see ourselves as actors suggests we may be using an artificial personality or not taking charge of our own destiny. We are being given the opportunity to create a new personality.

3- Wc each need to take responsibility for our actions and the act of living.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

There is an idea that we write our own scripts in life, so to perceive an actor on stage suggests that we each need to take responsibility for our actions and the act of living. Such an image may also suggest that we are somewhat dissociated from reality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream you are an addict could signify that you’ve lost control of a circumstance. You have given up control and denied all responsibility for your actions. This kind of dream can also indicate fear, low self-image issues, and other latent insecurities.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Such a dream allows us to recognize and acknowledge obsessive behaviour in ourselves or others. We may be subconsciously aware or have an anxiety that someone or something is taking us over.

To be addicted to someone is to have abdicated responsibility for ourselves.

To be addicted to a substance such as tobacco, alcohol or drugs in a dream suggests an inability to relate properly to the world we live in and that we cannot function without some sort of a prop or psychological crutch.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are an addict, indicates that you are no longer in control of a situation. You have surrendered your power and denied responsibility for your actions.

The dream is also representative of low self-esteem issues and insecurities.

If you dream of encountering an addict in your dream, you feel like someone else is getting all the attention or taking the control in a real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of being addicted indicates we have to recognise that there is a need and desire to acknowledge obsessive behaviour in ourselves or others. There is anxiety that someone or something is taking us over.

To be addicted to someone is to have abdicated responsibility for ourselves.

To be addicted to a substance such as tobacco or alcohol in a dream suggests an inability to relate properly to the world we live in.

2- The fear of addiction is an identification of the hold our own passions may have over us. We fear loss of control (that is, control over ourselves), but also our control of other people.

To be with a group of addicts suggests we do not understand our own behaviour in social situations. We may be conscious of the fact that we tend to become the victim in everyday life.

3- This is connected with the pleasure seeking, hedonistic aspect of the Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an administrator symbolize that you are taking responsibility for your life and assuming your authority. This dream might also reflect your issues with authority figures.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Often appears in a dream when you are suffering from lack of self-worth. Also addressed here is the dreamer’s “responsibility to govern,” which means facing the problems and developing the capabilities to manage his own issues. In that sense, it addresses self-determination. Such concerns are surely influenced by the dreamer’s attitude toward power and acceptance. Freud is said to have dreamed as a young man that he was a public servant, which might help explain his ambitions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreaming of an adult represents that you are embracing the process of growing, the courage it takes to be responsible, mature and sensible.

For some, being an adult represents freedom, for some it represents a burden. See Responsibility.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Self-imposed guilt and/or shame. Are you getting what you want at the expense of others? Dissatisfaction.The desire to change. Guilt. Being part of / performing; You will be faced with taking responsibility for a situation that you were part of. Spouse or partner performing; Affection is a concern.

If you committed it, be on guard against giving your confidence to new friends; if you resisted it, you will have some disappointing setbacks, but they will be temporary. Many people seem to have dreams about committing adultery or about their spouse committing adultery (cheating or being cheated on). In this dictionary there is a definition for cheating and here I will add a few more thoughts about this dream topic. Many dreams come from the private unconscious and are a reflection on thoughts, fears, desires or issues are a response to stressful or anxiety provoking situations.

The details of the dream need to be considered before attempting an interpretation. Details such as who is cheating on whom and what are the circumstances surrounding this dream event, need to be established. At times people have dreams about cheating on their spouses as a response to a long and monogamous relationship.

The dream may be a compensation for boredom, monotony or unhappiness. On the other hand, the dream could be about you connecting to deeper parts of self, which is represented by a desirable person of the opposite sex. On rare occasions a person may suspect, or feel on some level, that their mate is not faithful but is not willing to admit this consciously. Thus, in the dream state the individual confronts his fears and from there may begin to deal with the situation on a conscious level. “The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind.” Franz Kafka ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of anger management then this symbolizes a need to take responsibility for your power and energy and funnel your frustration into productive outlets.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I am given an animal to look after (usually somebody’s pet) while they are away on holiday. I then completely forget the animal, go away and when I return the animal is either dead or very dried up or has been got at by another animal and is in the throes of dying. When I wake from the dream I feel most dreadful and it is only when I am fully awake and realise it is not true do I feel better’ (Lynda E). Neglect , mutilation or killing our ‘animal’ is a common theme. Lynda’s feelings show how she senses what she is doing to her inner nature, but she dismisses this by convincing herself such feelings are not ‘true’. We have a responsibility to care for our animal drives, to see our sexual, nutritional and body needs are met. Eating the animal: inte­grating our natural wisdom and energy. Hiding from or trapped by^an animal: see wolf in this entry. Animal with its young: parental feelings; one’s basic childhood needs. Baby animal: oneself when young; baby feelings; desire for babies; see example in eating. Talking, shining , holy or wise ani­mals: important intuitive information; a meeting with the gathered wisdom we have unconsciously. This is one of the sources of religious inspiration, and many older cultures rep­resent their origin of great learning or holiness as animals or animal headed beings. See ape in this entry, birds; pets; rep­tiles, lizards and snakes; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Like any other animal, human beings have devel­oped certain physical and behavioural traits. Some of these traits, such as a newborn baby attempting to suckle the breast, are rooted in millions of years of past experience and can be thought of as instinctive. We can observe such traits in a dog in such behaviour as cocking of the leg in male dogs. We can see some of our own traits in such things as the human desire to elect leaders. Many of these habits are physiological or social. In our dreams we represent these drives or habits in the form of various animals. Our restrained sex drive or ag­gression may be shown in our dream as a dog on a lead.

The power of drives such as the urge to parenthood via sex might be shown as a horse which we are trying to control. More than anything else, though, our dream animal represents our powerful reactions to situations, reactions developed through centuries of human experience in frequently terrible situa­tions. This aspect of ourself is rooted in the older portions of the brain.

The animal in our dreams has commonly been seen only as the sex drive.

A careful examination of animal dreams, though, shows this to be untrue.

The animal represents all our biological needs and responses, which include survival and hunger, reproduction; parental urges; need for exercise and rest; social drives, fear reactions, anger, urge to provide (for young and mate); home/nest building; territory protection, so­cial hierarchy, etc.

If these aspects in an individual are dam­aged or traumatised, we see parents who have lost their natu­ral bonding and caring for their child; individuals who have no sense of social status or responsibility, enabling them to be criminally violent; disturbed and misplaced sexuality. Domi­nating or attempting to kill out the animal in us can cause tension, depression and illness.

The common escape into dry intellectualism is a cause of internal conflict. Complete per­missiveness is no answer either, our higher brain functions need expression too. So one of the challenges of maturing is how to meet and relate to our ‘animals’, and perhaps bring them into expression in a satisfying way. Such drives are fun­damentally a push towards life.

It must be remembered that where sex or sexuality is men­tioned, I am not simply referring to the sex act. I mean sexual­ity in its overall aspect, which includes the urge towards par­enthood, and the love and caring connected with it. (Brain damage or certain drugs or chemicals can diminish the ‘hu­man’ levels of function and only the animal and lizard levels are expressed.) Below are listed some common ways animals are used in our dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

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

The hurt young animal

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

Eating the animal

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

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

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

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

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

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

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

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

Bear

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

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

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

Bull

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

Slaying the bull

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

Cat

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

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

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

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

Composite animals

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

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

Half-animal, half-man

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

Cow

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

Deer/Reindeer

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

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

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

Dog

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

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

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

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

Fox

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

Frog

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

Goat

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

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

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

Hare

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

Hedgehog

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

Horse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hyena

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

Jackal

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

Jaguar

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

Leopard

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

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

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

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

Lynx

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

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

Mare

see Horse

Mole

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

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

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

Mouse

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

Otter

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

Ox

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

Parts of animals

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

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

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

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

Prehistoric animals

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

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

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

Ram

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

Rat

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

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

Reptiles

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

Seal

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

Serpent

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

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

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

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

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

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

A snake twined around the body or limb

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger

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

Toad

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

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

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

Unicorn

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

Vermin

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

Vertebrates

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

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

Whale

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

Weasel

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

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

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

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

Wolf

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

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

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

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

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

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

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The male within the female, shown as a man in a woman’s dreams. Physically a woman is predominantly fe­male, but also has a clitoris and produces some male hor­mones. Psychologically, we may only express part of our po­tential in everyday life. In a woman, the more physically dynamic, intellectual and socially challenging side of herself may be given less expression. Apart from this, some features, such as innovation and creative rational thought, may be held in latency. These secondary or latent characteristics are de­picted by the male in female dreams. In general we can say the man represents the woman’s mental and social power, her ability to act creatively in ‘the world’. It also holds in it an expression of her complex of feelings about men, gained as experience mostly from her relationship with—or lack of— father, but also from a synthesis of all her male contacts. So the whole realm of her expenence of the male can be repre­sented by the man in her dream, and is accessible through the image.

Good relationship with or marrying the man: shows the woman integrating her own ability to be independent and capable in outwardly active terms. This makes her more whole, balancing her ‘female’ qualities. It also shows the woman meeting her experience of her father in a healing way. This enables the woman to have a realistic relationship with an actual man. It also bnngs a sense of connectedness be­tween her conscious self and what she senses as the ‘commer­cial’ world. See father in this entry.

To be in conflict with the man, or unable to make real physical and pleasurable contact with him: suggests difficulty in meeting what may have been a painful or threatening expe­rience of father. This can lead to lack of ability to make clear judgments, and lack of decisiveness in areas outside feeling values. She is prone to acceptance of collective or long held social norms without question; family or national attitudes not applicable to present situations; and reasoning’ which actu­ally arises out of emotions connected to such family or social norms. Actual relations with men will be difficult, or entered into simply as a duty. Emotional or intimate merging with a man is threatening because it brings the woman close to the conflicts and pain connected with father. Sex may be possible but not a close feeling union. See man.

Christ Although people generally think of Christ as a histori­cal figure, in dreams Christ is not this at all. He is a powerful process in the human unconscious. In the west we give this process the name of Christ, but the process or archetype is universal and has various names in different cultures. Some­times represented in dreams as a fish or a big man, in general the Christ is an expression of the dreamer’s own potential— what they can become in their life. But it also depicts what might be called a sense of the forces of symbiosis or co­operative activity operative in human life and the cosmos. There are at least four aspects to Chrisi as depicted in dreams.

The Sunday school or Church Christ: depicts social norms, the generally accepted morals and social rules. This Christ’ comes about because the Church tends to represent tradi­tional values, and also the attempt to press people to live these values.

The dreamer may have a childlike relationship with this Christ or, if attempting to be self responsible, be in con­flict with it. Some people find this Christ has a castrating role in their life, and flee in horror. In fact this aspect of social indoctrination may lead to such a burden of guilt and sup­pression that it can create psychic cripples. Trying to do all the right’ things may lead us to the point where ‘we can’t say no to a glass of water without a pang of guilt*. Two of the great forces which push at the human soul or psyche are social pressure, such as the moral norm, and biological pressures, such as the sex drive, individuals may fight a lifelong battle with one or the other of these.

The social cnminal typifies battle with the first; the ascetic, battle with the second.

The ideal Christ: the psychological process which causes us not to take responsibility for our own highest ideals; our own yearnings for the good, our own most powerful urges arising against what we see as evils in the world. This influ­ences us to wait for a sign from Christ in our dream in order to gain authority, or to overcome the anxiety associated with the drive. We want God to say we should act in a cenain way because we are not willing to be self responsible. Example: I stood outside a castle. It was closed and guarded by soldiers in armour. Wondering how to get in I thought that if I dressed and acted as a soldier I would be allowed entrance. It worked and inside Christ met me and said he had important work for me to do’ (Sonia).

The closely guarded secret is Soma’s own impulse to do some son of socially creative work. She doesn’t want to acknowledge the impulse as her own; it is much easier if she can say ‘Christ told me to do this’. In this way she avoids direct encounter with opposition.

The unofficial Chnst. Example: A fierce battle was raging with bullets flying. I immediately fell down and played “dead”. It wasn’t that I was hurt in any way, but I didn’t want to be at any risk in the fight. As I lay there, I saw a tall well built man in soldier’s uniform walk to me. He gave no sign of any fear concerning the bullets, and quietly knelt beside me. I felt he was Christ, but was confused by him being a soldier. He placed a hand on my back and gradually worked his fin­gers under the shell of a large limpet type creature that I had never before known was parasitically attached to my back. I could feel him pull it away, but knew its tentacles still ran right into my chest. He then sat me up and told me how I could rid myself of the tentacles and so be healed’ (Peter Y).

Peter had a debilitating psychosomatic illness at the time of the dream, causing pain where the tentacles ran.

The shell is his defence against feeling his own hurts and inner conflicts.

The dream shows him contacting a strength which is not afraid of his internal battlefield of conflicts, and can show ways of healing real human problems.

The healing rests upon the dreamer’s conscious action, not Christ’s, suggesting the dreamer taking responsibility for his own situation. Peter real­ised he had been avoiding his own internal battlefield, but felt he had met a strength which would support his efforts to find healing. In fact he met his conflicts and grew beyond his ailments. Peter’s conflicts were between his love for his chil­dren and his sexuality. This Christ is our undammed life; the flood of loving sexuality; the strength to burst through social rules and regulations because love of life pushes us. It doesn’t give a hang about bullets, death, nght or wrong, because it has a sense of its own integral existence within life, and its own lightness and place in eternity.

The integral or cosmic Christ. Example: ‘I am a journalist reponing on the return of Christ. He is expected on a paddle steamer going upstream on a large river. I am very sceptical and watch disciples and followers gather on the rear deck.

The guru arrives, dressed in simple white robes. He has long, beautiful auburn hair and beard, and a gentle wise face. He begins to tap a simple rhythm on a tabla or Indian drum. It develops into complex intermingling of orchestral rhythms as everyone joins in. I now realise he is Christ, and feel over­whelmed with awe as I try to play my part in the music. I’m tapping with a pen and find myself fumbling.

A bottle or can opener comes to me from the direction of Christ. I try to beat a complementary rhythm, a small pan of a greater, universal music’ (Lester S).

Each of us has a sense of connectedness with the whole, with the cosmos. We may be little aware of this sense, our scepticism may deny it, as Lester’s was doing. But finding it can enrich the rest of our nature.

The sense bnngs with it a realisation of taking part in the unimaginably grand drama called life. It gives a feeling, no matter what the state of our body, crippled or healthy, that we have something that makes any faults in body or achievement insignificant. It doesn’t take all the difficulties out of life, but it is a good companion on the way. In dreams and religion Christ is also represented as the son of the Cosmos or God. This aspect of Christ is cosmic, from beyond the Earth. This is a process in the cosmos which the unconscious senses and presents under the image of Christ, or other figures in different religions. It is possible that there is an innate process in human beings to do with love and symbiosis which humanity became aware of at a particu­lar stage in the development of consciousness. This becoming aware was expressed in what we know as the histoncal Jesus. See religion and dreams; the self within this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

As science discovers just how closely associated we are to the ape, it is hardly surprising that over the centuries this creature has had projected upon it aspects of our own character that we find difficult to handle.

The ape in dreams, therefore, can suggest the trickster, the mischievous side of wrongdoing, and irresponsibility. However, in hindu belief the character of hanuman the monkey god teaches us of the unlimited power that lies unused within each one of us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an architect represent that you are taking responsibility for your life, and are creating the blue print for your dreams and goals. Perhaps you are in the midst of manifesting or building a career or relationship.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Breaking out of what is considered the norm. Repressed drives. See Termination, Surf, Fire, Electricity, Abduction, Defloration, Flames, Violence, Greed, Harem, Skin Rash, Wire (High-Voltage), and Prostitute. In the form of ecstasy, it has a sexual meaning.

If your dreams are about severe seizures (particularly when specific organs are involved), consider seeing a psychologist.

ASTROLOGY: Cosmic connectedness, ancient and profound wisdom, or superstition, relinquishing responsibility for oneself. Search for one’s own star.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Bomb, Explosion. Worry about humankind or at least about the immediate surroundings. Fear of death and war as in Shot. Recommends taking greater responsibility for the larger questions of life and asserting greater influence upon things affecting society and the community.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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One’s sign of personal approval or responsibility... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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A keen, serviceable axe indicate, that your lover, husband or wife will be worthy.

A much battered, nicked, rusty or broken axe foretells irresponsibility on the part of loved ones; also unfortunate investments.... The Complete Dream Book

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To dream about a baby that is our own indicates that we need to recognize 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 that 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To see a baby in your dream, signifies innocence, warmth and new beginnings.

A love affair may be blooming for you in your near future. You will also make new and fun friends. Babies may symbolize something in your own inner nature which is pure. More “Baby” dream meanings: If you dream of a crying baby, part of yourself that is deprived of attention and affection.

To see a dead baby in your dream symbolizes the ending of something that is part of you.

To dream of a talking baby means you need to listen to your inner child. Your subconscious has an important message for you.

If you dream of nursing a baby, you will be deceived by the one you trust the most.

If you dream that you forgot you had a baby, you are trying hide your own vulnerabilities. You do not want to let others know of your weaknesses.

If you dream of having a baby with downs syndrome or retardation, you are having feelings of self-doubt. You are afraid of being left out or left behind. You may also be trying to avoid responsibility for something.

To dream that you have a false pregnancy (you think you are pregnant, but find out there is no baby), there is some aspect of yourself or your personal life that is changing, but you are not ready to talk about it yet. You may also be having trouble making a new personal goal or project happen. Dreaming about a premature baby often symbolizes a newly developing relationship (or possibly a new creative idea) in your real life. You may have some anxiety about this new situation or relationship. TO dream of a baby spitting up is a warning to be careful of who you trust. Someone who you count on could be deceiving you. Also see “Adopt/Adoption”, “Baby Bottle”, “Baby Carriage”, “Baby Clothes”, “Baby Food”, “Baby Pictures”, “Pregnancy”, “Twins”, “Triplets”, “Quadruplets”, “Quintuplets”, and “Sextuplets”... My Dream Interpretation

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General Meaning: Babies have a twofold meaning. They represent being given a new responsibility. Secondly they speak of having trust, vulnerability and innocence.

• In a negative light, they speak of immaturity.

• Dreams • Positive: A baby speaks of a new life and a new aspect in your life and ministry.

A baby boy often speaks of a teaching and leadership type of ministry, whereas a baby girl speaks of a more prophetic or creative emphasis in your ministry.

• If you dream of a baby that suddenly matures beyond its age (for example it is a newborn that can walk already) this indicates that the new thing that has taken place in your life is going to mature fast.

• If you dream of having twins, this speaks of having either a ministry or gaining a responsibility that is twofold or that has two different aspects to it.

• The dream is indicating that you should nurture both aspects and not take one or the other.

• If you dream that someone else you know hands you their baby, this could speak of that person giving you either their responsibility or ministry mandate.

• This depends of course on what this person would represent in your dream.

If they are an image to you of a ministry type, then it would speak of the Lord giving you this kind of ministry also.

• If the person giving you the baby is a spiritual parent, then this would speak of them handing their mandate over to you.

• If the person handing you the baby is someone that has a negative connotation in your life, then this would be negative and speak of you being put under pressure to take something you do not want or something that is not of the Lord.

Negative:

If you dream that you lose your child or baby, it means that you have neglected and lost the promotion in the spiritual realm that God was giving you.

• If you have been trusting God for something specific and dream that you lose a baby, it could mean that you have lost your faith or that a curse is causing that blessing to be lost.

• If you dream of neglecting your baby, it means you have not been using your spiritual gifts.

• If you dream that you are taking another person’s baby, it means that you have taken on responsibilities that are not your own.

• A baby and child also indicate that this spiritual gift is yet young in you. It means that you are yet immature in that calling.

Visions Positive:

Babies speak of a new life and also of trust. They speak of innocence and purity. They are not yet corrupted and have strong faith. This is why Jesus told us to be like little children. Children also speak of the blessing of the Lord.

• If you see someone in the spirit with many children around them, it could be that the Lord is calling them to become spiritual parents. It can also indicate that the Lord has many blessings in store for them.

• 1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow by it • Babies receive with innocence what they are fed and hunger for it.

To see someone as a baby would indicate that the Lord wants them to receive without asking questions.

To trust the Lord completely as Jesus explains in this passage: • Matthew 11:25 At that [kairos] time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden • these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babies.

• If you see someone you are ministering to as a baby in the arms of the Lord, the message is that the Lord wants them to rest in Him.

To be a baby and to trust that He will care for them.

Negative:

If you see a baby in the spirit, it could mean that the person you are ministering to is still a baby in their spiritual walk.

If I am counseling a person and see them as a baby, this could also indicate hurts from the past that started at that age that need inner healing.

• If you have a vision that is negative then it could also speak of birthing things that were not conceived by the Lord, but rather by the flesh or from the enemy.

See also:

Birth, Child, Pregnant.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Babysitting is an activity which crosses the divide between the spiritual and the physical. Spiritually it suggests the nurturing, caring side of the personality or that part which is ready to take responsibility for others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, to be babysitting suggests an increase in responsibility which may not necessarily be family related, whereas in a woman’s dream it is more likely to be.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A bachelor or someone we know to be ‘footloose and fancy free’ appearing in a dream highlights the side of our personalities which prefers to have no particular ties. We are not tied down by mundane responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Vulnerability.

2. Level of responsibility (dreaming of pain).

3. Opposition, difficulties (someone else’s back). ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Level of self-sufficiency, independence.

2. Burden or responsibility.

3. Unfinished business or memories rising to the surface, emotional “baggage.” ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Carrying a backpack means that problems will weigh heavily upon you and interfere with your everyday activities. See Luggage.

Depth Psychology: How much responsibility did you take on? What experiences from the past are you still carrying around? Have they becomc a crushing burden? A dream about a backpack is very important and—together with the rest of the images—ought to be explored in depth.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Clothes, Journey, Travel)

If the baggage is overly heavy, you may be earning too great a load physically or emotionally.

If the luggage is very old or worn, likely the burden is one from the past that you have never put down.

Review the size, shape, and color of the suitcase. These may be subtle emblems with deeper meanings.

For example, round suitcases filled to overflowing might symbolize fertility or abundance.

The desire for movement of some kind. Possibly the need for retreat and rest. Lost baggage: Releasing a hardship or responsibility.

Baggage left with you: The feeling that someone dumped her / his obligations on your doorstep.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Authority Figures in People

1- When a bailiff appears in our dream, we doubt our own ability to manage our resources. We are aware that we have overstepped the mark in a particular way and must be accountable to some type of authority.

2- We have put ourselves at risk and have not fulfilled our obligations. Unless we take responsibility for what we have clone we could be ‘punished’ by material loss and loss of status.

3- The bailiff in dreams signifies retribution or Karma of some kind.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We have put ourselves at risk and have not fulfilled our obligations, or have not acted in an ethical manner. Unless we take responsibility for what we have done, we could be ‘punished’ by material loss and loss of status.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Dieting, Weight)

How does this tool appear? Is it lopsided? If so, consider if you have been stressing certain things too much in your life, resulting in throwing everything else off kilter.

An alternative emblem for the zodiac sign of Libra, whose name literally means balance.

The counsel of this image is using perspective and fairness to reach a harmonious decision in whatever situation lies heavy on your heart.

The quality of living. In ancient Egypt, the souls of the recendv departed were weighed for worthiness on a scale against Maat’s feather. Maat was the Mother of All Truth. Similarly, in ancient Greece, Hermes weighed souls at the throne of Zeus, and among Christians, the archangel Michael assumed this role.

Equity especially in legal matters. In the Tarot, the Justice card carries a balance to ensure impartiality.

The amount of figurative weight you carry in terms of responsibility, burdens, etc.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Baptism means the beginning of new life.

Vision: If you are holding a baby who is to be baptized: you are asked to accept a responsibility and you need to agree to it. You can now start a very important project. Being present at a baptism: you have a sudden desire to start a new life. Watching a baptism: you will find inner strength in a very difficult hour.

Depth Psychology: You are going through profound changes: you are more tolerant, gain new insights, cleanse your emotions, and awaken secret strengths—all of which is like getting a new lease on life.

A wonderful dream symbol.... Dreamers Dictionary

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A heavy load of responsibility that is secured, because it is on water; see “boat”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: If the dream is of a drum baton or stick, the dream may represent the need for self-expression in a more forceful way than normal.

A baton such as those used in relay races is representative of the passing on of information or responsibility. This, of course, returns it to its original meaning, more pertinent to dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being in a physical fight where you get beat up, you will be threatened by someone about something related to your status or finances. Bad luck with money is forecast.

If you were the one beating someone up in your dream, or you saw someone else get beat up, you are unwilling to admit your own problems and turmoil. You need to take more responsibility for solving your own problems in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a bed represent comfort, relaxation, rejuvenation, sexuality, intimacy and privacy.

The bed is considered the safest place in the world, the place where you allow yourself to be the most vulnerable. This is the place where the veil is thinnest between the conscious and unconscious. Dreams of a bed can also symbolize that you are taking responsibility for your choices, as in you made your bed, now lie in it.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Journey

1- To dream of riding a bicycle shows the need to pay attention to personal effort or motivation.

2- Psychologically we could be looking for freedom without responsibility.

3- Spiritually the bicycle signifies duality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we could be looking for freedom without responsibility. We probably need to achieve some way of moving forward in a project using balanced judgement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To be given a bill (a request for payment) suggests there is a spiritual cost in some of our actions.

To be paying a bill signifies that we have accepted such a responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

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

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of birth control symbolize your ability to take control of your life. This dream may be gifting you with the realization of the responsibility required in the domain of parenthood. This dream could also reflect that you are blocking or manipulating the flow of your creativity, sexuality or love. You are taking responsibility for your creative power and represents having a say where your creative juices will flow.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Danger! You are not seeing something or you’re avoiding taking responsibility for something or reflecting on something. You are unaware. Appearance gives no clues. Are you looking for new insights?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The body represents the individual and is his outward physical manifestation of all that he is. In dreams, the body often represents the Ego (see Introduction). Since being ‘physical’ is the baby’s first experience of itself, the body- forms the prime source of information.

Psychologically, most experience is translated into bodily feeling, and therefore becomes a rich source of symbolism in dreams. When emotions cannot be faccd in ordinary everyday life, they very often become distorted dream symbols.

Physical manifestation of an inner spirituality.

Different aspects of the body can have various meanings in dreams.

For example:

To dream of the upper part of the body is to link with the mind and the spiritual aspects of the charactcr, while the lower part of the body represents the instincts and emotional aspects of a character.

An adult’s head on an immature body, or a child’s head on an adult body is an indication that the dreamer needs to recognise the difference between mature thought and emotion.

If there is conflict between the upper and lower part, it indicates that there is disharmony between the mental faculties and instinctive behaviour.

The right side or hand being especially noticeable in dreams signifies we should take note of the logical side of our personality, whereas the left side or left hand indicates we need to be aware of our intuitive, creative side.

Body parts can have relevance as follows:

Abdomen, stomach, belly When the dream appears to concentrate on the abdomen, there is a need to focus 011 emotions and repressed feelings. Anus also see Excrement.

The young child’s first experience of control is as he or she gains control over bodilv functions. In dreams, the mind returns to that experience as a symbol of self- realisation and self-reliance and. more negatively, of suppression and defence. Such a dream therefore is indicating an aspect of childish behaviour or egotism. Arms We use our arms in all sorts of different ways. In dreams we may be defending ourselves, fighting or being held. We may also be showing passionate commitment. Back Dreaming of seeing someone else’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our characters. We should also be aware that other people may not at this present time - wish to share their thoughts with us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.

If we dream of turning our backs, we arc rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. Backbone If the backbone is particularly noticeable in a dream, we should consider the main support structure in our lives. Intellectually; we need to consider our firmness of character. Blood also see individual entry and Menstruation in M Dreaming of blood can have one of two meanings. It can signify that the dreamer feels on some level that a sacrifice is being made. This links into the ancient belief that the blood somehow contained the life of the spirit, and therefore spilt blood was sacred. It can also represent renewal of life through its connection with menstruation. Many- people fear blood, and thus a dream about blood can highlight the need to come to terms with these fears. On a more spiritual level it represents the blood of Christ.

Breasts also see individual entry Usually; to be conscious of breasts in dreams, indicates our connection with the mother figure and our need for nurturing. Such a dream can also indicate a wish to return to being an infant without responsibilities.

Constipation (in life as well as in dreams) Retention signifies an inability to let go of the past or of previous patterns of behaviour, literally to be uptight. Excrement I he dreamer may not have progressed on a subconscious level beyond a feeling that anything to do with bodily functions is dirtv and self-centred.

There may be an element of rebellion in the dreamer’s waking life. Playing with excrement can represent money and value, so playing with it in a dream can highlight anxiety about money, as well as fear of responsibility.

If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he is responsible for managing his own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and we may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.

Eye Any dream to do with the eye is to do with observation and discrimination. It is indicative of enlightenment and wisdom, protection and stability. It has a connection with the power of light and, in ancient times, of the sun- gods. Through its connection with Egyptian symbolism, the eye is also a talisman. Loss of eyesight signifies the loss of clarity and, depending on which eye, can be either the loss of logic (right eye) or the loss of intuition (left eye). Regaining the eyesight can indicate a return to the innocence and clear-sightedness of the child. Fat To dream of becoming fat is to recognise the need to widen the scope of our activities in some way.

If the dreamer is uncomfortable with his or her size it would indicate fear possibly of taking on too much responsibility or of not being adequate for a task. Hair The hair represents strength and virility. In dreams to be combing the hair is to be attempting to untangle a particular attitude we mav have.

To be having our hair cut is to be trying to create order in our lives.

To be cutting someone else’s hair may be to be curtailing an activity (it is possible that there may be some fear or doubt connected with sexuality).

To be bald in a dream is to perhaps recognise one’s own intelligence. Hand The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body and signify power and creativity.

The two hands contrasted with each other, a different object in each hand There may be some conflict in the dreamer between his belief and his feelings.

A hand on the breast signifies submission. Clasped hands indicate union or friendship, while clenched hands suggest a threat. Folded hands suggest deep repose, or a state of rest.

The hands covering the eyes generally represent shame or horror, while hands crossed at the wrists suggest that one is being bound.

The open hand represents justice and the laying on of hands signifies healing and blessing particularly if the hand is placed on the neck.

The hands placed together is an indication of dcfencclessness, while placed in someone else’s is an indication of a pledge of service. When the hands are raised this can indicate either adoration, prayer or surrender; if the palms are turned outwards a blessing is being given, while when they are raised to the head the dreamer should give a great deal of thought and care to his situation. Washing the hands suggests innocence or rejection of guilt, while wringing the hands signifies grief.

A huge hand, particularly from the sky suggests that one has been ‘specially chosen’.

The right hand is the ‘power’ hand, while the left is passive and receptive. Sometimes in dreams the left hand can represent cheating. Head The head is considered to be the principle part of the body. Because it is the scat of the life force, it denotes power and wisdom. Dreaming of the head suggests that we should look very carefully at the way we deal with both intelligence and folly.

To dream of the head being bowed suggests supplication. When the head is covered we may be covering up our own intelligence or acknowledging somebody else’s superiority.

A blow to the head in a dream can indicate that we should reconsider our actions in a particular situation. Heart The heart is the centre of the being and represents ‘feeling’ wisdom rather than intellectual wisdom. It is also representative of compassion and understanding. Heel This suggests the part of ourselves which is strong but, at the same time, vulnerable. Jaw The jaw often is representative of our self-expression. It also, on a more esoteric level, suggests the opening to the underworld. Kidneys The kidneys are organs of elimination, therefore to dream of them is to be aware of the need for cleansing.

Knees The knees are symbolic of prayer and supplication, and of emotional commitment. Limbs Whether it is partly to do with some kind of cellular memory and the growth process that takes place is uncertain, but in dreams anv limb can be taken to mean sexuality and fears associated with gender issues. Being dismembered can be taken in its literal sense - we are being torn apart. Sometimes this can suggest the need to restructure our lives and begin again. At other times it can indicate that there is a way in which we arc being threatened to the very core of our existence. Liver The liver is representative of irritability and suppressed anger.

Lungs In Chinese medicine the lungs represent grief. They are also involved in decision-making. Spiritually, the lungs are the seat of righteousness, and the source of thoughts concerning the Self. Mouth The mouth represents the devouring, demanding part of ourselves. It can also stand for the receptive side.

The circumstances of the dream may give a clue to the correct interpretation. Sometimes the mouth can svmbolisc the feminine side of our nature. Nose The nose in dreams can stand for curiosity, and also for intuition.

Penis Dreaming of a penis either one’s own or someone else’s usually highlights the attitude to penetrative sex.

Skin Skin in a dream stands for our persona or the facade we create for others. Hard, tough skin shows we have crcatcd a tough exterior, and are trying to protect ourselves.

Stomach -see Abdomen in this section Teeth Popularly, teeth are supposed to stand for aggressive sexuality although more properly they signify the growth process towards sexual maturity. Teeth falling or coming out easily indicates we arc aware of going through some form of transition, similar to that from childhood to maturity, or from maturity to old age and helplessness.

If one is anxious about teeth dropping out il suggests there is a fear of getting old and undesirable, or an anxiety about maturing. In a woman’s dream, if the teeth are swallowed this can signify pregnancy.

Throat Dreaming of the throat denotes awareness of our vulnerability and also of the need for self-expression.

Thumb Dreaming of a thumb suggests awareness of how powerful we are.

The thumb pointing upwards represents beneficial energy, poiting downwards is negative. This latter was used as the death signal for Roman gladiators. Tongue The tongue in dreams often signifies our ability to know- when to speak and when to remain silent. It may also be to do with our own understanding of information that we wish to pass on to other people. We may have deeply felt beliefs we wish to share. Another explanation that is much more basic is that of the symbolism of the serpent and the phallus, and hence sexuality. Urine Urine in a dream often indicates our feelings about emotional control. We may either yield to emotion or bottle it up. How we deal with urine often also tells us a great deal about our own sexuality.

Vagina Most often, dreams of the vagina are to do with one’s self image. In a woman’s dream, il highlights her receptivity. In a man’s dream it suggests his need to be penetrative, both mentally and physically. Womb The womb represents a return to the beginning. We all have need of basic security and shelter, and perhaps to do away with responsibility. Dreams of the womb can signify our need to satisfy those requirements. On a slightly more esoteric level the womb represents our connection with the Great Mother or Mother Earth (see Introduction). Dreams of returning to the womb suggest our need to reconnect with the passive, more yielding side of our nature. We may need a period of self-healing and recuperation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of working in a book store, you are craving harmony. Your dream signifes the need to keep your life in balance. It could also be saying that you need to take responsibility for some situation, or for your personal condition.

If you dreamed of visiting a book store, you will advance toward your goals at a slow and steady pace.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Responsibility and “accountability”; keeping aspects of life moving forward.

2. Balance, harmony in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are a bookkeeper implies that you must try to synchronize all aspects of your life. It may also mean that you need to accept responsibility and admit your faults or flaws.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Internal authority, usually behaviorally and emotionally.

2. Internal accountability and responsibility, often regarding work and business affairs.

3. Difficulties with authority or authority figures.

4. A need or desire to be more independent, self-sufficient. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Woman’s milk-producingglands)Awoman’s breast in a dream represent’s one’s wife, progeny and a large property. They also represent honor and prosperity. Their beauty is her beauty, and their ailment is her illness.

If one sees a woman hanging down from her breast in a dream, it means that she has committed adultery and that she will give birth to a bastard son.

If a man sees milk coming from his breast, and ifhe is poor, it means that his poverty will end, his life will be a long one, and he will even carry the financial responsibility of caring for two of his brothers. Ifhe is unmarried, it means that he argues about his fertility and doubts his own ability to conceive children.

If a young woman sees her breasts in a dream, it means that she will bear a child. Otherwise, if a single young girl sees her own breasts in a dream, it means that she will get married.

If a female child sees herself having matured breasts in a dream, it means her death.

If a man sees himselfsuckling milk from a woman he does not recognize in a dream, it means a long sickness. Otherwise, ifhis wife is pregnant, it means kissing his wife’s breasts. Suckling milk from a woman’s breast also means imprisonment and deprivation, stress and sadness.

If an old man sees the breast of a woman in his dream, it means that he will hear bad news.

If a teenager sees that, it means that he is in love.

If a man sees himself having a female milk suckling breast in a dream, it means friends, children, or a wife who are of no benefit to him. Ifsuch breasts look hanging tall in the dream, it means either death of one’s child, or it could mean that one will commit a sin.

If one’s breasts are dripping milk in a dream, they represent a woman who cares about her home duty, or it could mean falling into debts.

If one’s breasts are transformed into iron or copper in the dream, it means loss of a child.

A growth in children’s bosom or breasts in a dream means an illness, festering wounds, or it could mean an ulcer.

The nipple of the female breast in a dream represents one’s personal wardrobe. Woman’s breasts in a dream also may be interpreted to mean one’s father and mother. (Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Marriage

1- When a woman dreams of being a bride, she is often trying to reconcile her need for relationship and her need for independence. She needs to have an understanding of the changes in responsibility. In a man’s dream, a bride indicates his understanding of the feminine, innocent part of himself.

To dream of being at a wedding, especially your own, indicates the integration of inner feeling and outer reality.

2- Psychologically, we are seeking union of the unintegrated part of ourselves. We may be looking for the innocent feminine within.

3- The spiritual need for, and recognition of love, receptivity and fertility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of being a bride, she is often trying to reconcile her need for relationship and her need for independence. She needs to have an understanding of the changes in responsibility. In a man’s dream, a bride indicates his understanding of the feminine, innocent part of himself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Marriage

1- i’o dream of a bridegroom usuallv indicates the desire to be married or to find a partner. It often shows the desire to be more responsible or to take on responsibility for someone else. It is a connection with, and an understanding of, the ‘romantic’ side of one’s nature and indicates the need for integration of the intellect and the real world.

The need for partnership may be more intellectual than emotional. and we may need to make a connection with the drive of the masculine.

A bridegroom can represent the dreamer’s need to take care of somebody or something, and maybe to exert a degree of control.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

Responsibility and care are indicated by this dream.

A laughing bridegroom portends faithlessness on your part or on the pan of some valued friend.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of a bridegroom usually indicates the desire to be married or to find a partner. It often shows a willingness to be more responsible or to take on responsibility for someone else, thereby becoming more mature. It is a connection with, and an understanding of, the ‘romantic’ side of our nature and indicates the need for integration of the intellect and the real world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of a brothel indicates the wish for sexual liberation and freedom without responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of an ornate buckle has the same symbolism as that of a belt in that it can represent the holding of high office or status. It can also indicate honour and can be a symbol of loyalty or membership.

2- To be fastening a buckle in a dream shows that we accept responsibility for what we do.

3- A buckle can have a double meaning in this case. It can represent a protective element against the forces of evil; it can also help us take the strain and not ‘buckle’ under pressure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be fastening a buckle in a dream shows that we accept responsibility for what we do. It can also suggest ‘locking in’ a specific type of energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Buildings in dreams represent the constructions we make in our lives. They are attitudes and beliefs we have built from our experience, perception, and often from our family habits and customs. Where in real life we can learn a lot about a person from his personal environment, so in dreams a building can also reflect the dreamer’s character hopes and concerns.

The features of the building mirror the features of the dreamer’s personality. Buildings in dreams can become composite, and therefore confusing. In understanding the dream, we should interpret the main appearance of the building first, as its main function, and the secondary appearance as qualities to be recognised. Various buildings have distinct meanings:

Boarding house or Hotel - also see individual entry in

To dream of a boarding house or hotel indicates that we may not feci secure within our living conditions.

Castle, Fortress, Citadel

The symbolism of the castlc or fortress is that of the defended spacc and therefore can be taken to represent the feminine or the Great Mother.

Courtyard

In dreams, the courtyard is a place of safety and often the shape will be relevant (see Shapes).

Church, temple etc. also see Church Buildings in C and Church in Religious Imagery As an environment for us to consider our system of belief, any religious building will suggest a place of sanctuary and refuge. Although we may not consciously adhere to any particular religion, most of us have principles by which we live, which will surface in dreams in recognisable images.

House

If we are aware that the house is not empty - that there is something in it (e.g. furnishings) it shows some aspect of the dreamer. Someone else in the house suggests that the dreamer may be feeling threatened by an aspect of his own personality.

If there are different activities going on it indicates there is a conflict between two parts of our personality, possibly the creative and the intellectual.

The front of the house portrays the front we show to the outside world.

Going into/out of the house

We may- have to decide whether we need at that time to be more introverted or more extroverted.

An impressive, awe-inspiring house In a dream like this we are conscious of the Self or the Soul.

Moving to a larger house

There is need for a change in our lives, perhaps to achieve a more open way of life, or even for more space. Being outside the house The more public side of ourselves is being depicted.

A small house, or the house where the dreamer was born

The dreamer is seeking security, or perhaps the safety of babyhood, without responsibility.

If the smallness of the house is constricting

We are being trapped by our responsibilities, and may need to escape.

Work on the house; cementing, repairing, etc.

Relationships may need to be worked on or repaired, or perhaps we need to look at health matters. We may need to take note of the damage or decay that has occurred in our lives.

Igloo - also see individual entry Because of its shape, the igloo stands for completeness and sanctuary. It is warm on the inside and cold on the outside and therefore signifies the difference between the internal and the external.

Pyramid The pyramid is considered to be a focus for power, so for one to appear in a dream is to be concentrating on the power within.

Temple - see Church Buildings in C and Church in Religious Imagery

Tower (obelisk, steeple, lighthouse, etc.)

Any image of a tower is representing the personality, and the Soul within. While there are obvious connotations that conncct it with masculinity, it is more corrcct to perceive it as the Self within a wider context. When thought of in this way attention can then be paid to other attributes of the tower, such as where windows, doors and staircases are placed. This leads to a greater understanding of the Spiritual Self.

Warehouse

The warehouse being primarily a storage place has the symbolism of being a repository either for spiritual energy or for spiritual rubbish.

Components of buildings Balcony (or ledge, sill, etc.)

We all have need for support within our lives and a balcony indicates both support and protec- tiveness. It can also represent the Mother in her protective aspect. Construction or demolition of a building. We all have the abil- itv within us to construct successful lives and equally an ability to self- dcstruct.

A dream that highlights construction or demolition gives us access to those qualities and abilities within ourselves. Doors also see individual entry Doors refer to the openings of the body and therefore, by default, one’s scxualitv.

The front door and back door signifies the vagina and the anus respectively. Breaking down the door can be taken to indicate an inhibition over sex and an unwillingness to face the issues. It can also represent rape or abuse.

Opening and closing the door

While often taken to stand for intercourse. this can show the dreamer’s attitude to sex.

Refusing to open the door

Although the dreamer may not technically be a virgin, for this to occur represents an innocent approach to their scxualitv.

A door between the outer and inner rooms shows there mav be a conflict between the conscious and the unconscious. Barring the door This highlights the dreamer’s need for self- protection.

If an animal or person forces his way in and destroys the lock

Our own protective mechanisms have let us clown. Escaping by another door indicates the dreamer needs to find a new solution to the one he thought of to solve a problem.

Someone knocking on the door signifies that the dreamer’s attention is being drawn to an external situation.

Hall/Passages

Any passage can stand for the passages within the body; for instance the vagina or the anus. Equally; on a psychological level, it signifies how we allow our personal space to be penetrated. Passages also represent the transitions between the various stages of our lives.

Lift A lift usually indicates how we deal with information.

For instance, a lift going down would suggest going down into the subconscious, while a lift going up would be moving towards the spiritual. It is believed that in the sleep state we leave our bodies. Thus, descending in a lift and getting stuck represents the entrapment of the spiritual by the physical body.

Rooms in a dream can describe various parts of our personalities or levels of understanding, but often signify either the womb or the mother figure. Thus the kitchen would be the home- making part of us whereas a sitting room would be the more relaxed, comfortable side.

A small room with only one door or a basement with water in it is a direct representation of the womb, and may indicate a return to the womb-like state.

A series of rooms

This refers to the various aspects of femininity and often to the whole soul. Anything in an upstairs room An upstairs room usually signifies mental or spiritual attributes, so any object will represent an idea or concept.

The basement or cellar This meaning can be ambivalent, since a cellar can represent the parts of ourselves that we have chosen to suppress. It can also represent family beliefs and habits, particularly if the basement is that of the parents. Leaving one room and going into another If this is a deliberate action in the dream, then it represents a change of state and of leaving something behind. Empty rooms Something, such as comfort or support, is lacking in our lives. Stairs Stairs are often an indication of the steps we must take in order to achieve a goal. Climbing the stairs is indicative of the effort that we must make in order to have access to the more mystical, spiritual side of our being. It can more simply be the exertion we practise in our everyday life. Going downstairs Conversely, in order to have access to the hidden unconscious side of ourselves, we need to ‘go down’ into the unconscious.

A golden staircase

This is such a basic image, with so many interpretations, that particular attention needs to be paid both to other aspects of the dream, and also the dreamers spiritual state at that specific time. Largely it represents a ‘death’, but not necessarily a physical death. It is more the realisation that we no longer need to be trapped within the physical, but can move towards a more fulfilling life. It is a way out of the mundane.

Walls A wall signifies a block to progress a difficulty we have or will come up against. Often the nature of the wall will give some clue as to what the block is.

For instance, a wall which looks old will signify an old problem, whereas a glass wall would indicate some difficulties with perception. Walls closing in could describe the remembered feelings of birth, but is more likely to represent a feeling of being trapped by the lifestyle we have.

A brick wall, rampart or dividing wall all signify the difference between two states of reality often the inner psychological state and the exterior everyday world.

Windows Windows will describe the means by which we appreciate the world we live in, the way we perceive reality. Dreaming that we arc looking outwards through a window can suggest that we have a more extrovert view of ourselves and will tend to look at external circumstances. Looking inwards through a window indicates we are looking inwards at our own personality, and perhaps at our own motivation. Opening a window The interpretation depends on whether we are opening the window from the inside or the outside.

If the former, we are dealing with our inner feelings which we may need to escape; the latter shows our attitude to outside opinion.

Breaking through a window (or glass door)

This can suggest the first sexual experience.

Stained glass windows

Because of the connection with churches, stained glass can be accepted as religious belief (also see Colour).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a bulldozer means leveling things, changingthem, changing one’s profession, moving from one town to another, or it could mean spreading gossip.

A bulldozer in a dream also represents someone who is carrying a difficult responsibility and who depends on a strong and courageous man to help him do it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Carrying a great burden: you are going through a difficult time, but you are strong and up to the challenge. Throwing a burden off your back: you have enough strength to find a solution to an old problem. Watching others carry a burden: you are managing a difficult job at the moment.

Depth Psychology: A burden is the symbol of a responsibility that has become burdensome. Can you free yourself from it? See Ix>g.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To have a dream about being buried indicates a fear of being overcome, possibly by responsibility; or of repressing parts of our personality in ways which are harmful.

2- To be attending a burial in our dreams shows the need to come to terms with loss.

3- The obvious spiritual symbols of death, loss and pain are relevant here. This is not necessarily a negative meaning, the dreamer should look at the resurrection and the positive elements that it can bring.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To have a dream about being buried indicates a fear of being overcome, possibly by responsibility or by someone else’s ill-feeling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of buying symbolize that you are taking responsibility for your life. Also, to dream of buying something can be suggesting that you have bought into an idea and are allowing yourself to be influenced. Consider what you are buying. See Shop and Retail Therapy.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Buy a house, and a short but pleasant love is on its way. Sell a house, and you will soon be released from some current responsibility.

If you get a receipt for your purchases in your dream, better times are waiting for you around the corner. Go to a sale in your dream, and you’ll soon see a valuable gift.

If you see yourself on a spending spree, however, it’s a warning that you should be very careful with your money.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a cabinet symbolize your body and your life.

If the cabinet is locked, then it represents family secrets and mythology.

If the cabinet is open for display, then it represents your desire to express the truth.

If this is a governmental cabinet, then you are processing feelings and opinions about the government or of other people running your life. However, if you dream that you are part of this cabinet, then you are stepping into leadership and taking responsibility for your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Pay attention to the symbolic meaning of numbers! Do you want to—or should you—take stock of your life and pay for your deeds, meaning taking responsibility? See Price / Payment.

Folklore: A good omen when you can pay your bills, bad if you cannot.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

An unlit candle is a symbol of opportunity A lit candle symbolizes revelation; that which was hidden will be revealed to you.

To dream of a candelabra or chandelier is a sign of taking on new responsibility.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

A man who dreams of being a captain in the army will do well to accept responsibility, for through it his wealth will increase.

An unmarried woman who dreams of meeting a captain may look forward to marrying a handsome and prosperous man.... The Complete Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our motivating drives—sex drive, ambition, sense of failure, whatever is driving us in life; desire to get somewhere’ in life; independence; feelings about the particular car in dream.

If dreamer driving: being independent; self confi­dence; being responsible for one’s own life direction. With one other person: relationship with that person. Alone in ve­hicle: independence; making decisions alone; feeling alone. Crashing vehicle: self-desired failure, perhaps to avoid stress of responsibility and change; fear of failure; failure in relation­ship; argument—you may be on collision course with boss or panner, occasionally psychological breakdown threatened. Another driver: being passive; being influenced by the opin­ions or emotions of someone else, or one’s own secondary characteristics, i.e. anxiety or emotional pain may lead us to make many decisions and so may be the dnving force in our life, rather than what might be more satisfying. Driving care­lessly: lack of responsibility, socially or sexually, need for more awareness. Reversing: sense of not getting anywhere; feeling that one is slipping backward; reversing a decision; change of direction. Overtaking: getting ahead. Overtaken: feeling of being left behind or not competing. Car body: dreamer’s body. Car torn apart, dismantled: stress; failure to care for one’s body; self destructive attitudes. Fuel: feeling drives, motivation; whatever has ‘fuelled one’s drive’. Old car, scrapped car: sense of old age, feelings about death. Car en­gine: energy; heart; central drive. Running over someone: killing’ some part of self through misplaced drive or ambi­tion; aggression. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Journey

1- The car is very often representative of our own personal space, an extension of our being.

To dream of being in a car usually alerts us to our own motivation, thus driving the car can indicate our need to achieve a goal, while being a passenger could indicate that we have handed over responsibility for our lives to someone else.

2- Dream scenarios involving cars are often more to do with what we are doing to ourselves on a psychological or emotional level. Being alone in a vehicle indicates independence, while dreaming of the brakes of a car shows one’s ability to be in control of a situation.

The car engine indicates the essential drives with which we have to deal.

A crashing vehicle suggests fear of failure in life, while a car on fire denotes stress of some sort, either physically or emotionally.

To be in a car which is driven carelessly, either by the dreamer or someone else, marks a lack of responsibility, while a feeling of being left behind would be shown by your car being overtaken.

To dream of reversing a car registers a feeling that one is slipping backwards or having to reverse a decision.

3- A car stands for spiritual direction and motivation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

also see Dream Dictionary: Journey

A car represents an individual’s journey.

The destination can often be symbolic of some form of goal.

If the dreamer is steering the vehicle it is inferred the individual is in control. Should the dreamer be a passenger it may infer that he / she is too willing to give up power and allowing others to take responsibility for them in life.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

A dream of a car represents your body and your identity.

If the car is in good shape, then this dream is a reflection of your -care.

If the car is in need of repair, then so are you.

If your car is being worked on, then this suggests that you are undergoing a transformational overhaul. Dreams of being in a car represent that you are being carried from one place of consciousness to another.

If you are driving, then this symbolizes that you feel in control.

If you are a passenger, then this dream may be telling you that you have abdicated responsibility and are in a state of passivity or surrender. Consider whether or not you like where you are being driven, how you feel about what you are being driven in, and how you are being driven.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dream scenarios involving cars are often much to do with what we are doing to ourselves on a psychological or emotional level. Being alone in a vehicle indicates independence, while dreaming of the brakes shows our ability to be in control.

The car engine indicates the essential drives with which we have to deal.

A crashing vehicle suggests fear of failure in life, while a car on fire denotes stress of some sort, either physically or emotionally.

To be in a car which is driven carelessly, either by us or someone else, marks a lack of responsibility, while a feeling of being left behind would be shown by your car being overtaken.

To dream of reversing a car registers a feeling that we are slipping backwards into old patterns of behaviour or are having to reverse a decision.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of being in a car usually alerts us to our own motivation, thus driving the car can indicate our need to achieve a goal, while being a passenger could indicate that we have handed over responsibility for our lives to someone else.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any wheeled vehicle is by tradition a reflection of us and how we handle life. Carts, chariots and carriages tend to have a more old-fashioned resonance, whereas a car is more up to date and in keeping with modern thinking. All such vehicles reflect the physical body, so anything wrong with the vehicle may alert us to a problem.

A car in particular is a reflection of a person’s self-image and possibly sexuality and indeed any part of a car has significance.

The back tyres might suggest our support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Also consult the entries for car, carriage / cart / chariot, passenger and wheel for additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream bearing cargo may suggest pregnancy or her feelings about this. In a man’s dream it suggests responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

An ability being used; what one is ‘carrying’ in life, such as carrying a grudge. Being carried: a desire to drop responsibility; a return to childhood relationship. Carrying a person: treating someone else, or some part of yourself, as a child or invalid; feeling you are carrying the load’ in life, work or a relationship; over zealous, as depicted by idiom ‘carrying things too far’. Idioms: carried away; carry a torch; carry the can. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be aware of carrying an object suggests we need to look at what is being accepted as a burden or difficulty.

If we dream of being carried, we may feci that we are in need of support.

To dream of carrying someone registers the fact that we may be accepting responsibility for someone else and that this responsibility is a burden.

When we are prepared to ‘carry’ something we are taking Spiritual Responsibility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

When we are prepared to ‘carry’ something we are taking spiritual responsibility – being aware of our responsibility for the world we live in perhaps. This may be either in the long-term or a short-term project.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of carrying someone registers the fact that we may be accepting responsibility for someone else. It is for us to decide if this responsibility is a burden or not.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘On looking at my son I see his penis has been completely cut off. I feel terribly upset, but notice that on each side of the remaining hole, special pieces of tissue have been implanted. These are budding, just like a plant, and I know, or am told, that a whole penis will grow’ (Edmond U). Edmond did in fact frequently ‘cut off’ his sexuality by absti­nence.

The dream graphically shows that sexual drives are like a living process.

Trauma and/or fear regarding sexual drive, possibly lead­ing to ‘cutting off’ full sexual flow; fear of the responsibility which develops with sexual maturity; the difficulty in facing the pains and adjustments which come with rejection by the opposite sex, competition for work and wealth, standing with­out parental support, making decisions, discriminating in the world of ideas and exercise of will.

Doing it to oneself: denying one’s own sexual drive, intro­verted anger at sexual drive; the conflict of choice between feminine and masculine. Done to one: trauma in sexual na­ture. Doing it to another: one’s own sexual pains or trauma may lead to the unconscious killing out of sexuality in one’s children or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of being caught this is calling attention to your lack of integrity in an existing personal relationship or business venture. This dream is suggesting that you should clean up your thought and deeds. Perhaps someone or something has hooked your attention and you’ve been caught or seduced into their web.

To be caught in a dream can also symbolize that you have been running from responsibility and neglecting a decision that you are now being forced to deal with.

If you catch something, this represents your willingness and capability to get what you need in life. See Venting Dreams, Integration Dreams and Thief.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Most of us are capable of creating an ideal person on whom to project our fantasies and wishes. We are not at this stage particularly in touch with reality. In dreams a celebrity, or any public figure will represent the animus or anima.

A young person dreaming of a celebrity may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a chariot represent a mode of transportation between earth and otherworldly places. It can represent the journey of transformation from hope to pain and back again.

The chariot can also indicate whether or not you are driving or being carried by another, relinquishing control and responsibility, or returning to your childhood.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of being chased or of trying to escape is perhaps one of the most common dreams; usually we are trying to escape responsibility, our own sense of failure, fear or emotions we can’t handle.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Being chased in a dream means you are avoiding facing a threatening situation in real life.

If you dream that you are chasing someone, it means you are attempting to overcome a difficult goal or task in real life. You may also be expressing some aggressive feelings toward others.

To dream that you or others are being chased by the police, suggests that you are trying to avoid responsibility for something.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: Three men with clubs were chasing me, but never actually caught me as I woke in terror. I was deter­mined to tell myself it was only a dream, and the next night as they were chasing me I remembered it was only a dream and lost all fear—stopped running—turned to face them and said This is only a dream, you can’t hurt me.” As they came closer they faded into nothing and I never saw them again’ (Account of dreams when six years old. Mr C).

The example shows how we can be pursued by fears or emotions, and can either continue to avoid them or face them. We are, in a real sense, pursued by what we have created with our thoughts, emotions, action and inaction. What we are avoiding might be sexual feelings; responsibility; expressing what we really feel in public; our fear of death; sense of failure; guilt; emo­tional pain; grief, etc. We can never escape from ourself, so such feelings may pursue us through life unless we meet them.

Chased by opposite sex: afraid of love or sex, haunted by a past relationship. By animal: one’s passions; anger, natural feelings. By Thing or shadowy creature: usually past experi­ence or trauma, a hurt from childhood. Chasing: something you are pursuing in life; something or someone you want; aggression. See follow. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of being chased or of trying to escape is perhaps one of the most common dreams; usually we arc trying to cscape responsibility; our own sense of failure, fear or emotions we can’t handle.

2- Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty.

To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion.

3- Spiritually the image of being chased or pursued suggests either fear of one’s actions, or is a play on words, as in chaste.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of being at the checkout stand of a grocery store, then this represents that your karmic debts are being paid and that you are taking responsibility for your actions. On the other hand, this dream could represent that you have been checking out, as in not being present.

If this is the case then this may is a call to be aware of where you disassociate from yourself.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Little boy) In a dream, a child carried in one’s arms means responsibility, distress and difficulties.

A teenage child represents glad tidings or dispelling one’s worries.

If one sees a beautiful looking teenage child entering a town or descending from the skies or appearing from beneath the ground in a dream, it means that the glad tidings will take effect shortly. Seeing a mature child in a dream means power and superiority.

If one sees himself as a child learning in school in a dream, it means that he will repent of a common sin he is used to commit.

If one sees one of the renowned people of knowledge sitting in a kindergarten and learning along with other children in a dream, it means that he will shift to ignorance, lose his rank, or that financial changes will affect his living conditions.

If one sees himself receiving instructions like a child in a dream, it means that he will receive an inheritance from his mother. Ifone sees himself as a newborn child in a dream, it means that he will become wealthy and prosper.

If a young boy sees himself in a dream as a child, it has a negative meaning.

If a sick person sees himself as a child in a dream, it means his death.

If one sees himself as a child being reprimanded in a dream, it means that he will be conquered. In a dream, if one looks in a mirror and sees his face to be that of a child, and ifhis wife is pregnant, it means that she will beget a son who will look like his father. Carrying a baby child in a dream means distress and burdens.

A child in a dream represents a weak enemy who sometime shows friendliness and at other times demonstrates his enmity. Ifone sees that his wife has just delivered children who are playing around him in a dream, it means distress or misfortune and the consequences could be either good or bad. Carrying a child in a dream means managing an inheritance or a financial investment. Ifan elderly person sees himselfroaming as a little child in a dream, it means that he will commit an act of ignorance or lose his dignity, ideals or sense of honor. On the other hand, if such an elderly person who sees himself in a dream as a little child is suffering from depression or financial difficulties or health problems, then it means relief from distress and good health and that he will become free from his sins, like the day his mother gave birth to him.

If one sees that he has a little child who disdains from coming near his father in the dream, it means financial promotion and enjoyment of one’s life. Ifone sees a little child screaming in his lap in a dream, it means that he plays a string instrument. Children in a dream also could mean either sorrow and pain or happiness and joy.

If they are one’s own children in the dream, then they mean temptation with money. Children in a dream also could mean contentment with little or loss of one’s means to earn his livelihood or they could mean money or marriage or a flourishing business. Bereavement of a child in a dream means the opposite in real life. It also means rejoicing, reunions, pleasures and earning respect. Bereavement of a child in a dream is sometimes interpreted to portray an intention of one’s children or wife to separate from the family.

A little male child in a dream represents worries, responsibilities, hard work, catering to ignorant people or dealing with trivial and time wasting people.

If a prisoner sees himself carrying a little girl in his dream, it means that he will be released from his prison.

If one who is going through hard times sees himself holding a little girl in a dream, it means that his adversities will be lifted.

If he is poor, it means that he will thrive for success and the little girl then represents his glad tidings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be walking around a building or a particular spot in a dream is to be creating a ‘universe’ in which action can take place. It is to be designating that place as having a particular significance.

2- Psychologically we all need to have a placc which is ours alone, and to dream of circumambulation signifies taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions.

3- We symbolise creating the centre of our universe bv circumambulation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically we all need to have a place which is ours alone.

To dream of circumambulation signifies taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If the sun is covered with clouds, it’s indicative of a strong sense of responsibility.

If the clouds over the moon, you are patient and persevering. Cloudy weather indicates you may be heading into a period of low emotions. Fluffy white clouds indicate you’re doing well at work.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Colour affirms the existence of light. In spiritual terms, red is the colour of self-image and sexuality, orange is relationship – both with ourselves and others. Yellow is the emotional self, green is self-awareness and blue is self-expression and wisdom. Indigo is the colour of creativity, while violet depicts cosmic responsibility. Pure white suggests absolute spirituality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In working life, a committee in dreams signifies a shared responsibility. Discussion and good management rather than personal concerns will carry the day.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a condom symbolize that you are taking sexual responsibility and that you are owning and managing your power.

A condom also symbolizes protection. Perhaps you are dealing with a fear of intimacy, or of impregnating someone else with your energy. Maybe you are resistant to starting something you don’t feel prepared to finish. This dream also represents your ability to be lucid in a situation where it is tempting to be unconscious. See Birth Control.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Foreign travel imminent.

2. Willingness to take on large responsibility. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: We feel that we are carrying a responsibility which we need to share with someone else more competent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of entering a contest, suggests that you are relying too much on fate instead of taking responsibility for your own actions/decisions.

To dream that you win the lottery, represents your inner desires to live without having to worry about financial and material troubles.

To dream that you receive a prize, denotes that you have made significant progress towards personal goals.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I was in my mother s bedroom with my teenage boyfriend. We were laying in my parents’ double bed and he was kissing my breasts. I realised we were near to making love and told him I was not on the pill. Seeing him taken aback, I told him my father has contraceptives in a nearby drawer.

The dream fades as he is trying to put one on’ (Julia). Julia, a teenager, is obviously approaching her readi­ness for lovemaking. She has accepted the sexual standards of her parents—their bed.

The contraceptive represents anxiety about pregnancy; sexual responsibility; sexual standards, sex­ually transmitted diseases. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Don’t resist taking on a burdensome responsibility— any attempt to get out of it is futile and will only waste your energy unnecessarily. See Learning, Paper, Writing.... Dreamers Dictionary

Psycho Dream Interpretation

To dream of a convent means a desire to get away from convicts and troubles that involve responsibility.

For a young girl there is an indication of disillusionment and despair that turn her subconscious to the highest form of love and Devotion.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. The dreamer is overprotective of someone.

2. Need for love and affection.

3. Willingness to take on responsibility or care for others. ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The active and practical side of our nature which, by working at it, can transform inedible aspects of a relationship or situation into something which satisfies us, the sense of responsibility which ‘feeds the family*; female reproductive ability—puts one thing in the oven (sperm and ovum) and out comes something else (baby); need or ability to nourish one­self and provide for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. Idioms: cook the books, cook someone’s goose; cook up; what’s cooking. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a cook symbolize the aspect of your that is maternal, nurturing, and knows what is best for you to ingest. This dream may be a message from your subconscious mind to be more mindful about the energy that you take in, and to take more responsibility for what you feed yourself mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

A dream involving the police means you feel guilty for not honoring a promise or obligation.

If you dream that you are a police officer, this represents your own sense of morality and conscience. Your unconscious mind may be trying to guide you down a straight path.

If you dream of being an undercover cop, you are feeling guilty about your past actions.

To dream that you or others are being chased by the police, suggests that you are trying to avoid responsibility for something.... My Dream Interpretation

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

You will earn a lot more money, but the increased wealth will bring with it far greater responsibility.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a corral symbolize your power circle, personal responsibility and integrity. This dream is giving you the message to rein in your energy and focus on what needs to be done. See Horse and Ranch.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about being in a couple suggests strong feelings carried over from a waking relationship. However, if you’re not in a love relationship in real life, this dream means you are not getting enough affection in your daily life. Hug someone today! To dream of seeing a couple in love or expressing love to each other, indicates much success ahead for you.

If the couple you dreamed about was fighting, you may be unwilling to admit your own problems. You need to take more responsibility for solving your own dramas in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Stand for the earth’s abundance, yet tinged with bitterness and responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Gold, Jewelry)

Is the crown being put on or taken off? If accepted, this reveals your acceptance of responsibility for your life.

If removed, perhaps you’re trying to set aside culpability for your actions (or lack thereof).

Greco-Roman: Hospitality. It was a common practice to present guests with crowns of decorative leaves so that they would be treated like kings while in the host’s home.

Developing leadership qualities, skills, or higher ideals (see Authority Figures).

What type of attitude does the person with the crown portray? Is it dictatorial or fair? This attitude reflects the way you treat yourself or others—either overly harsh, or fairly... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The crucible in a dream links in with receptivity; intuition and the creative side of the dreamer. As a container which is capable of withstanding great heat, it is the aspect which can contain change and make it happen.

2- Psychologically we all hold within ourselves great power which, when released, enables us to take responsibility for others as well as ourselves.

3- Manifestation of spiritual or psychic energy can be perceived as a crucible, a transforming receptacle.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

Leaning on someone or something for support. Depending on the other symbols in the dream, this may be hindering personal growth (see Lameness).

If so, stand up and take responsibility!

Being emotionally or spiritually “disabled” to the point where you constantly look to other people to supply ideas or motivation.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a cult symbolize that you are faced with issues of whether or not to surrender your individuality or to hold on to it and risk feeling separate, alone and fragile. This dream is reminding you to be true to yourself, and that you are coming to terms with your feelings about power, worship, mob- mentality, leadership, and -responsibility. See Guru and Crowd.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of running a daycare center suggests that there may be too much on your plate at this time.

An overwhelming sense of responsibility could be leaving you with residual stress and affecting your working life negatively.

To desire day care for your children in your dream indicates a trust issue may be becoming clear within a close relationship.

To dream of finding excellent care for your children shows that you are in the flow of life and have a good level of faith that all is well.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I was leaving some people, like at a junior school. Some of the children tried to detain me, with the attitude that I was defying teacher’s authority, and they restrained me with the rules they restrained themselves with. I broke free and walked off’ (Timothy). As in the example, a breaking away from old or habitual patterns of behaviour, leaving a situation, such as a relationship, a financial set-up or work; the struggle to become independent as in leaving home. Sometimes desire to get away from responsibility or difficul­ties. Can also refer to death, perhaps when we see a spouse walking away from us, or departing on a journey. This is not necessarily a prediction, but confronting the situation. Idioms: new departure, the departed (dead); leave in the lurch; leave someone to it, left holding the baby. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Journey

1- To be departing from a known situation such as leaving home indicates a breaking away from old or habitual patterns of behaviour. We may need to give ourselves the freedom to be independent.

2- We may have a strong desire to get away from responsibility or difficulties, but must be careful how we handle it.

3- Conscious rejection of the past can be represented by departure in a dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a devotee reflect power issues, and that you may have abdicated your power and personal responsibility to a person or organization, and you are experiencing harmful consequences. However, if you are feeling devoted to a relationship or a higher calling, then this dream is reflecting and affirming your purpose for being alive. See Love.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of diapers symbolize protection, release of negativity and perhaps an inability to control your feelings and urges. This dream could be reflecting a place within you that is immature and in need of personal responsibility. Alternatively, you may be purifying and releasing ways of the past. See Defecation.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Accident, Lightning, Stor??is)

Warning or fear of danger. Alternatively, consternation over your ability to survive upheavals.

Avalanche: Feeling trapped, frozen, or unable to act. Or, an overwhelmingly heavy burden that you feel was thrust upon you unwillingly (see Ice, Snow).

Cave in: Tlie crumbling of foundations or an insecure position. Also a type of burial dream.

Earthquake: Something is shaking your foundations, potentially to the core of what you regard as truth. Alternatively, breaking up with, or away from, a person, organization, job, or situation.

Flood: Feeling swept away by uncontrolled emotions or overpowering circumstances. Alternatively, a thorough cleansing before a new start (see Water).

Hurricane or tornado: An alternative symbol of the air element, which relates to the mind, voice, or breath. In this case, however, the element is destructive, probably revealing ill-health or an overly active conscious mind that does not allow the intuitive self through.

If related specifically to speech, this symbolizes an individual whose loudmouthed nature destrovs much of what it contacts.

Landslide: Backward movement or retreat. Returning to old thought forms and behavior patterns.

Oil spill: A renewed awareness of personal responsibility toward nature. Alternatively, a defiled trust, the adulteration of an ideal, or a slipperv situation.

Volcano: These are Earth’s cauldrons that stir up your temper or other hot feelings that have already been building to the point of violent eruptions (see Fire). Find a safe outlet before someone gets hurt.

If the volcano exhibits a slow lava flow, this represents a gradual venting of emotions.... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol of liberation, but also of irresponsibility.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of playing dominos, then this symbolizes that you are taking responsibility for your actions, realizing that every thing you do creates a chain reaction that sets a whole world into motion.

If you dream of Domino’s Pizza, see Fast Food and Pizza.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a dormitory represent that you are dealing with a lack of privacy, continuous disruptions, and a party atmosphere. You are growing into the responsibility of being able to fully own your space and take control of your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sigmund Freud was the founder of modern therapeutic analysis of dreams. Freud encouraged clients to relax on a couch and allow free associations to arise in con­nection with aspects of their dream. In this way he helped the person move from the surface images (manifest content) of the dream to the underlying emotions, fantasies and wishes (latent content), often connected with early childhood. Be­cause dreams use condensation—a mass of different ideas or experiences all represented by one dream image or event— Freud stated that the manifest content was meagre’ compared with the ‘richness and variety’ of latent content.

If one suc­ceeds in touching the feelings and memories usually con­nected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.

Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplifica­tion (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.

In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.

The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.

If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream. It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.

dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually pri­vate areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new infor­mation to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self under­standing and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.

Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming ex­periments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a prob­lem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.

The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.

Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, busi­nessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pro­nounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the tech­niques in dream processing.

Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bed­room. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done some­thing he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’

dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been con­nected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consider­ation of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.

A lay person finding their own ap­proach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposi­tion, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Jo­seph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.

The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.

The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, some­times results in the communication of human personality be­ing of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical prob­lem or a brain malfunction.

If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.

In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.

The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.

An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amaz­ing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shim­mering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.

A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, de­mons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experi­ence. Nothing is impossible.

If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’

Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vi­sion, God, with many different names—politics, money, dev­ils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is diffi­cult. It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.

The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deep­est sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.

The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.

The unconscious mind, if its func­tion is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a pro­pensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the indi­vidual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.

If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.

For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.

The uncon­scious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.

The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.

The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.

If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.

If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.

It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and con­cepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible. It is a god in its achievement.

To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the differ­ence is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward. It is the spir­itual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.

For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.

dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).

The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).

The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The dream process was used much more widely throughout his­tory in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep move­ments).

Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.

The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.

A feature which people who use their dreams as a thera­peutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any impor­tant healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witness­ing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.

The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.

There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents. It is in the searching for associ­ated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unifica­tion of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.

The result is an extraordinary process of educa­tion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Musical Instruments

1- To hear a drum in a dream indicates the basic rhythm needed to keep us sane and healthy. We need to be more in touch with our natural rhythms and primitive urges.

To be playing a drum is taking responsibility for the rhythm of our own lives.

2- We may be seeking a more natural form of expression than the normal, every day methods we use.

3- Sound. Divine truth, revelation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To hear a drum in a dream indicates the basic rhythm needed to keep us sane and healthy. We need to be more in touch with our natural rhythms and primitive urges.

To be playing a drum is taking responsibility for the rhythm of our own lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Loss of control; lack of reason; having no soul or self control; abandonment to the irrational or natural urges. Thus freedom from the burden of self awareness, responsibility and decision making. See alcohol. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Alcohol and Intoxication

1- To be drunk in a dream means that we are abandoning ourselves to irrational forces. We want to be free from responsibility and from having inhibitions.

To make someone else drunk is to be forcing our irresponsibility onto someone else.

2- Being drunk indicates the need to reconnect with a part of ourselves which can tolerate inappropriate behaviour. In previous societies it was an accepted part of life that, at certain times, drunkenness was allowed as a way of celebration or as a release of tension - hence the term a Bacchanalian revel’.

3- Ecstasy is reputedly achieved after inhibitions have been removed through getting drunk.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To be drunk in a dream means that we are abandoning ourselves to irrational forces. We want to be free from responsibility and from having inhibitions.

To make someone else drunk is to be forcing our irresponsibility on to someone else. Also consult the entries for alcohol / alcoholic and drugs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Any malformation in a dream indicates a part of our personality which has not been integrated or has been left undeveloped. In a dream a dwarf denotes a part of ourselves which has been left damaged by painful childhood trauma or a lack of emotional nourishment.

2- A dwarf may signify a small part of ourselves that needs consideration. This may be a stunted aspect of our personality which does not become apparent until we are prepared to take responsibility for it.

3- A dwarf symbolises the Unconscious and undifferentiated force of nature.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of editing or an editor signify your desire for perfection and/or that you may be second guessing yourself. Alternatively, dreams of an editor signify that you are taking responsibility for the power of your words, and you are coming into a position of power regarding the role you play in influencing people with your words. See Critic, Word and Gate Keeper.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of the number eighteen represents the turning point from childhood to adulthood. You are stepping into responsibility.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an election represent choice, options, and responsibility.

To dream of an election represents your ability to vote and recognize the opinions of all aspects of you. You are coming to the awareness of the impact that your choices have on the people in your life. See Vote.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of working for someone else, this can represent that you are venting out of a feelings of powerlessness, suppression, resentment and restlessness because you have not yet fully come into your power. Keep in mind that frustration can be the catalyst for you to make positive and necessary changes in your life. Alternatively dreams of being an employee might also represent your feelings of service and support.

If you dream of being an employer, then this dream reflects you are coming into your power, and you are grappling with your feelings about having authority and responsibility.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Bride, Groom, Relationships, Wedding)

A commitment of some nature, but it is not permanent yet. This is a good time to reexamine your thinking and make sure this is a decision about which you feel confident.

As a play on words, social commitments that you may, or may not, have any time to enjoy (e.g., “pressing engagements”).

WTiat are your feelings in this dream? Are you happy and content about the pledge made? If not, this can reflect anxiety 7 or anger over someone else’s upcoming nuptials, or second thoughts about a responsibility you’ve recently taken on.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an engagement represent courting, responsibility, devotion, and connection; you are preparing to make a big commitment.

If you are engaged, then you are plugged in and completely consumed. See Commitment and Wedding.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we dream of escape we are trying to move beyond or to avoid - difficult feelings. We may be trying to run away from responsibility or from duty.

2- It is possible that anxiety or past trauma puts us in a position where we are unable to do anything other than try to escape from the situation itself.

3- Escape also represents our own need for spiritual freedom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream of escape we are trying to move beyond – or to avoid – difficult feelings. We may be trying to run away from responsibility or from duty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

You may not have progressed on a subconscious level beyond a feeling that anything to do with bodily functions is dirty and self-centred. There could be an element of rebellion in your waking life. Playing with excrement can represent your attitude to money and value, highlighting fear of responsibility, as well as anxiety about money.

If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, you are accepting that you are responsible for managing your own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and you may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you or others are being exorcised indicates your attempts to take back power within your life. Also, you may need to accept responsibility for the things you have done rather than seeking to assign blame.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you or others are being exorcised of evil spirits, often symbolizes the dreamer’s initiative to regain control and take steps toward the direction of your goals. However, this dream could also mean that you are not taking responsibility for your own actions.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of false teeth indicates that you may be assuming responsibility for somebody else’s actions in order to distract from your own short comings. False teeth in a glass of water suggest it may be time to strip away the unnecessary in your life and focus on important aspects only.

To dream of false teeth falling out in public shows a high level of confusion, anxiety and the need to breathe more deeply in your day to day living.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

From our family we leam most of the positive and negative patterns of relationship and attitudes towards living, which we carry into daily events. Father’s uncertainty in deal­ing with people, or his anxiety in meeting change, may be the roots of our own difficulties in those areas.

If our mother is unable to develop a feeling contact with us, we may lack the confidence to meet our emotions.

Our maturation as a man or woman calls us in some way to meet and integrate our childhood desire, which includes sexual desire for our parent of the opposite sex, and rivalry with, mingled with dependence on, the parent of the same sex. Even a missing parent, the mother or father who died or left, is a potent figure internally.

An absence of a father’s or mother’s love or presence can be as traumatic as any power­fully injuring event. Our parents in our dreams are the image (full of power and feeling) of the formative forces and experi­ences of our identity. They are the ground, the soil, the bloody carnage, out of which our sense of self emerged. But our iden­tity cannot gain any real independence while still dominated by these internal forces of our creation. Heraclitus said we cannot swim in the same river twice; attempting to repeat or compete with the vinues of a parent is a misapprehension of the true nature of our own personality. Sec individuation.

Family group: The whole background of experience which makes up our values and views. This background is made up of thousands of different obvious and subtle things such as social status; amount of books in the home; how parents feel about themselves; how they relate to life outside the family; whether dominant roles are encouraged; what nationality par­ents are; what unconscious social attitudes surround the fam­ily (i.e. the master and servant, or dominating employer and subservient employee, roles which typified England at the turn of the century still colour many attitudes in the UK). Simply put, it is our internal ‘family’ of urges and values; the overall feeling tone of our family life—security, domination, whatever it was, the unconscious coping patterns of the fam­ily.

Parents together in dream: our general wisdom, back­ground of information and experience from which we make important decisions or gain intuitive insights. Parents also de­pict the rules and often irrational disciplinary codes we learnt as a child which still speak to us from within, and perhaps pass on to our own children without reassessment. These in­clude everything from ‘Don’t speak with your mouth full’ to the unspoken Masturbation is unholy/

Dead parent in dream: the beginning of independence from parent; repression of the emotions they engendered in us, our emotions regarding our parent’s death; feelings about death. See dead people dreams.

Example: ‘My father was giving me and another woman some medicine. Something was being forced on us. I started to hit and punch him in the genitals and, when he was facing the other way, in the backside. I seemed to be just the right height to do this and I had a very angry feeling that I wanted to hurt him as he had hurt me’ (Audrey V). Hurting, burying , killing parent: in the example Audrey’s height shows her as a child. She is releasing anger about the attitudes and situations her father forced down her throat’.

To be free of the intro­verted restraints and ready made values gathered from our parents, at some time in our growth we may kill or bury them. Although some people arc shocked by such dreams, they are healthy signs of emerging independence. Old myths of killing the chief so the tribe can have a new leader depict this pro­cess. When father or mother are dead’ in our dream, we can inherit all the power gained from whatever was positive in the relationship. Seeing parent drunk, incapable, foolish: another means of gaining independence from internalised values or stultifying drives to ‘honour’ or admire father or mother.

father

Generally positive: authority; ability in the external world; family or social conventions, how we relate to the ‘doer’ in us; physical strength and protectiveness; the will to be. Generally negative: introvened aggression; dominance by fear of other people’s authority, uncaring sexual drive; feelings of not being loved. See father under archetypes; man.

mother

Generally positive: feelings; ability in relationships; uniting spirit of family; how we relate to feelings in a relation­ship; strength to give of self and nunure; intuition. Generally negative: will based on irrational likes and dislikes; opinion generated by anxiety or jealousy; domination by emotions; lack of bonding. See Great Mother under archetypes; woman.

siblings and children

Whether brother, sister, daughter or son (see below in this entry), the most general use in our dreams is to depict an aspect of ourself. However it is almost universal to believe with great conviction that our dream is about the person in our dream.

A mother seeing a son die in her dream often goes through great anxiety because there lurks in her a sense of it being a precognitive dream. Vinually everyone at some time dreams about members of their close family dying or being killed—lots of mothers dream this, and their chil­dren live till 80. But occasionally children do die. Is the dream then precognitive, or is it coincidental?

Example: ‘I was walking along a rather dusty track carrying my younger son who would be around 10 months old and I was feeling rather tired. Suddenly I met a man who stopped to talk to me and commented I looked rather weary carrying the baby. He said, come with me and look over this wall and you will see such a sight that will gladden your hean. By standing on tiptoe I could just see over the wall and the sight I beheld took my breath away, it was so beautiful’ (Johan E). Here Johan’s son depicts the weight of responsibility she feels.

The beauty is her own resources of strength in motherhood.

Example: ‘I have just given binh to twins and they lay on the floor. We started to care for them. My mother took them to the doctor for his advice while I went to see my married sister who has two children. I met them there with the twins so that my sister could give her opinion on the babies. She had recent experience of childbirth and could tell us if the babies were good specimens’ (Miss E). Miss E has no children of her own, so she is uncertain of her own capacity to have and raise them.

The mother depicts her own mothering abilities, which seek confidence from an authority figure. Her sister is her own nearest experience of childbirth. So out of what she has leamt from observing her sister, she is assessing her own qualities.

Most often the family member depicts the qualities in our­self which we feel are part of the character of the person dreamt of. So the passionate one in the family would depict our passions; the intellectual one our own mind, the anxious one our hesitations. Use the questions in dream processing to define this. Having done this, can you observe what the dream depicts? For Miss E it would be questions regarding mother­hood.

Example: ‘My daughter told me the only positive part of my work in a helping profession was with a woman who had turned from it to religion. There followed a long and powerful interchange in which I said she had as yet no mind of her own. She was dominated by her mother’s anxiety, and the medical rationalism of her training. When she had dared to step beyond her own anxieties to integrate the lessons of her own life, then I would listen again’ (Desmond S). Desmond was divorced and struggling with his own pain and guilt about leaving his daughter while still a teenager. His daughter de­picts this conflict between his feelings and his rational self.

brother

Oneself, or the denied pan of self, meeting whatever is met in the dream; feelings of kinship; sense of rivalry, feel­ings about a brother. Woman’s dream, younger brother: out­going but vulnerable self; rivalry. Woman’s dream, older brother, authority, one’s capable outgoing self. Man’s dream, younger brother: vulnerable feelings; oneself at that age. Man’s dream, older brother: experience; authority, feelings of persecution. See boy; man. Idioms: big brother, brothers in arms; blood brother.

sister

Feeling self, or the lesser expressed pan of self; rival; feelings about a sister. Man s dream, younger sister: vulnera­ble emotions; rival for love of parents. Man’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self; feelings of persecution. Woman’s dream , younger sister: one’s experiences at that age; vulnera­ble feelings, rival for parents’ love. Woman’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self. See girl; woman. Idioms: sisters under the skin.

daughter

One’s relationship with the daughter, the daughter, or son, can represent what happens in a marnage between husband and wife.

The child is what has arisen from the bonding, however momentary, of two people. In dreams the child therefore is sometimes used to depict how the relation­ship is faring. So a sick daughter might show the feelings in the relationship being ‘ill’.

In a mother’s dream: often feelings of suppon or compan­ionship; feelings of not being alone in the area of emotional bonds; or one’s feeling area; responsibility; the ties of parent­hood; oneself at that age; one’s own urges, difficulties, hurts, which may still be operative. Also a comparison; the mother might see the daughter’s youth, opportunity, and have feelings about that. So the daughter may represent her sense of lost opportunity and youth—even envy, competition in getting the desire of a man.

In a father’s dream: one’s feeling self, the feelings or diffi­culties about the relationship with daughter; the struggles one’s own feeling self goes through to mature, how the sexual feelings are dealt with in a family—occurs especially when she starts courting; sister, parental responsibility; one’s wife when younger. Someone else’s daughter: feelings about one’s own daughter, feelings about younger women.

Example: 1 am standing outside a supermarket with heavy bags wearing my mac, though the sun is warm. My daughter and two friends are playing music and everyone stops to lis­ten. I start to wnte a song for them, but they pack up and go on a bus whilst I am still writing. I am left alone at the bus stop with my heavy burden of shopping, feeling incredibly unwanted’ (Mrs F). Such dreams of the daughter becoming independent can occur as soon as the child starts school, per­sisting until the mother finds a new attitude. See child; woman.

son

Extroverted self; desires connected with self expression; feelings connected with son; parental responsibility. Mother’s dream: one’s ambitions; potential, hopes; your marriage—see example.

Example: ‘My wife and I were walking out in the country­side. I looked around suddenly and saw my four-year-old son near a hole. He fell in and I raced back.

The hole was narrow but very deep. I could see water at the bottom but no sign of my son. I didn’t know whether I could leap down and save him or whether it was too narrow. Then somehow he was out. His heart was just beating’ (Richard H). Richard had argued with his wife in such a way he feared the stability of their marriage.

The son represents what they had created together —a child, a marriage.

The marriage survived, as his dream self-assessed it would. Death of son: a mother often kills off her son in her dreams as she sees him make moves towards independence. This can happen from the first day of school on. Example: T am on a very high bridge over an extremely wide and deep river with steep banks. My son does a double somersault over the railing, falls into the water. I think he is showing off. I am unable to save him. My son is 18 and has staned a structural engineering course at university’ (Joyce H).

The showing-off suggests Joyce feels her son is doing daring things with his life, and the relationship in its old form dies.

Father’s dream: yourself at that age; what qualities you see in your son; your own possibilities, envy of youth and oppor­tunities; nvalry. Someone else’s son: feelings about one’s own son; feelings about younger men. Dead son: see dead people dreams. Sec boy. See also man; first example in falling.

wife

Depicts how you see the relationship with your wife; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; your feeling, intuitive nature; habits of relationship developed with one’s mother. Example: ‘My wife was trying to get me out of her life, and out of the house. It was as if she were attempting to push me into a feeling of tension and rejection which would make me leave’ (David P). Out of childhood experience, in which his mother repeatedly threat­ened to give him away, David was finding it difficult to com­mit himself emotionally to his wife. In the dream his wife represents these feelings, so he sees her—his anxiety and pain —pushing him to break up the marriage.

Example: I was standing with my wife at the end of the garden of the house I lived in as a child. We were looking over the fence to the rising meadow beyond. She said, “Look at that bird in the tree there.” On our right, in a small ash tree, an enormous owl perched. It was at least 4 feet high, the biggest bird I have ever seen. I recognised it in the dream as a greater hooded owl, which was not native to our country. I was so excited I ran into the house to telephone someone— zoo, police, newspapers?—to tell them about the bird. I can­not remember contacting anyone, but felt the bird was there in some way to meet me. Also it was hungry and looking at next door’s bantams. So I wondered what I could give it to eat’ (David P). This shows the positive side of David’s rela­tionship with his wife.

The garden is the boundanes which arose from his childhood. But he is growing—the garden— and looking beyond them in connection with his marnage.

The amazing bird is the deep feelings he touches because he has a mate, like any other natural creature. Out of his mating he becomes aware of drives to build a home—nest—and give himself to his mate. These are natural and are a pan of his unconscious or spiritual nature.

The bird is a hooded owl which can see in the dark—the unconscious—because David is realising things he had never seen’ before.

The bird is masked, meaning putting the ego aside, which is a necessity for touching the wider dimension of life or the unconscious.

The hunger of the bird shows an intimate detail of what David has learnt from his wife. She had been working as a waitress and bringing home pieces of chicken for him, saved from her own meal.

The spiritual side of David wants to develop this quality of selfgiving, which his wife’s love had helped him see.

Example: ‘1 have been a widower since January 1979, hav­ing married in October 1941. I continually dream I am in London where my business was. I am walking the streets with my wife and suddenly I see her ahead of me in a yellow raincoat and hat. I call her and try to catch up, but suddenly she vanishes. In spite of calling and searching I cannot find her’ (Douglas G). This is a common theme dreamt by widow­ers or widows, disappearance of spouse. Douglas has ‘lost’ his wife. His dream shows the paradox of love after death of panner. His love is still there, years after her death. He is possibly still trying to love his wife as an externally real per­son. so his feelings can make no connection.

To meet what actually remains of his wife, within himself, he would need to face his own internal grieving, emotions, and all the feelings, memories, angers and beauty which make up the living re­mains of his wife within him. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- “flic family is the first basic security image that a child has. Often, through circumstances not within that child’s control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family.

Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, docs not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (It is interesting to note that one person working on his own dreams can have a profound noticeable cffcct on the interactions and unconscious bondings between other members of his family). Almost all of the problems we encounter in life are reflected within the family, so in times of sUess we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced.

The Spiritual Triangle.

A group in which we feel safe.

Since relationships in the family- are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are:

A man’s mother being transformed into another woman

A man’s first closc relationship with a woman is with his mother. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative. It can be a sign of growth for him to realise, through dream, that he can let mother go. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women (sec Airima).

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else Similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her Animus (See Introduction), she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream often represents the Shadow (See Introduction). Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, it can cause difficulty with family relationships in later life. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections. “fhe pattern of aggressions between familv members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life.

Dreams about the family figure so prominently because most of the conflicts and problems in life are experienced first within that environment. It is as though a pattern is laid down which, until it is broken willingly, will continue to appear.

Confusion of family members e.g. mother’s face on father’s body suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect the dreamer’s fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected The relationship with that person (or the dreamer’s concept of that person) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that the dreamer has become obsessed in some way with the other person.

The dream has occurred in order to highlight either the importance or the potential danger - of such a relationship.

Dreamer’s parents crushing the dreamer and thus forcing rebellion. This suggests that the dreamer needs to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent/child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately can indicate our need to recognise that they are only human, and not as perfcct as we had first perceived. Dreaming of rivalry with one parent When a child is first born, it moves through extreme self- involvement to an exclusive relationship, usually with mother. Onlv later docs he or she becomc aware of the need for a different relationship with a third person. Often this relationship causes the child to question his or her own validity as a person. When this question is not resolved successfully it may persist in the dream image of conflict with a parent. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of one’s family The dreamer has not fully differentiated between his needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within the dreamer’s everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework.

Individual members and then- position within the family can symbolise the various archetypes. Thus, father can represent the masculine principle and authority; whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle. Brother As already stated, a brother can represent both feelings of kinship and of rivalry. In a man’s dream an older brother can represent experience and authority, while a younger brother suggests vulnerability and possibly lack of maturity. In a woman’s dream, a younger brother can represent a sense of rivalry, but also of vulnerability; whether her own or her brother’s.

An older brother can signify her extrovert self.

Daughter When the relationship with a daughter is highlighted in dreams, it often represents the outcome of the relationship between husband and wife. In a woman’s dream, the relationship with the daughter usually suggests a mutually supportive one although rivalry and jealousy can arise and needs to be dealt with. Sometimes this can safely be done in dreams. In a man’s dream his daughter may represent his fears and doubts about his own ability to handle his vulnerability.

Extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles)

Members of the extended family usually appear in dreams either as themselves, or as typifying various parts of ourselves which arc recognisible.

Father If the relationship with father has been successful in waking life, the image of father in dreams will be a positive one. Father represents authority and the conventional forms of law and order. In a man’s life father becomes a role model, whether appropriate or not. It is often only when the individual realises that he is not being true to his own nature that dreams can point the way to a more successful life. In a woman’s life, father is the ‘pattern’ on whom she bases all later relationships. When she appreciates that she longer need use this pattern. she is often able to work out in dreams a more appropriate way to have a mature relationship.

If the relationship with father has been a difficult or negative one, there mav be some resistance to resolving the various conflicts which will have arisen. Often this can be accomplished in dreams. Grandparents Grandparents appearing in dreams can highlight our attitude to them, but also to the traditions and beliefs handed down by them. It could be said that grandparents do not know whether they have clone a good job of raising their children until their sins and daughters have children of their own.

Husband/Live in partner

Crucial within the husband/wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father, and any subsequent partnering will be coloured by that attachment.

If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. They may also be projected onto other women’s husbands.

Mother A child’s relationship with mother is pivotal in its development. Largely it is the first relationship which the child develops, and should be perceived by the child as a nurturing, caring one.

If this does not happen, fears and doubts may arise. In a man’s life this may result in continually developing dependent relationships with older women, or denying his right to a relationship completely. In a woman’s life, her relationship with her mother will colour all other relationships. She may find herself pushed into nurturing the needy male, or in forming relationships with both men and women which do not satisfv her basic needs. There arc many ways through dreams of working through relationships with mother, and much can be gained by daring to take this step. Provided one has come to terms with this relationship, much material and spiritual success can be achieved.

Sister The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling side of ourselves. VVe have the ability to make links with that side of ourselves through being able to understand our sister’s personality. In a man’s dream if she is older, the sister can represent the potential for persecution, but also of caring.

If she is younger then she can epitomise the more vulnerable side of him. In a woman’s dream if the sister is younger, she can represent rivalry.

If older she stands for capability. Son The son in dreams can signify the dreamer’s need for self- expression and for extroversion. He can also signify parental responsibility. In a mother’s dream he may represent one’s ambitions, hope and potential. In a father’s dream he can highlight unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Wife/Live in partner The wife/husband relationship is based on how the man perceives himself to be.

If he has previously formed a good, if not successful relationship with his mother, he will attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He will experience potential loss and death of his partner in the same way as he experienced the ‘loss’ of his mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Most of us are capable of creating an ideal person on whom to project our fantasies and wishes. We are not at this stage particularly in touch with reality. In dreams a film, pop star or public figure will represent the animus or anima.

A young person dreaming of a film star may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Most of us are capable of creating an ideal person on whom to project our fantasies and wishes. We are not at this stage particularly in touch with reality. In dreams a film, pop star or public figure will represent the Animus or Anima (See Introduction).

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

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Armor; Protection) Fasting in a dream represents vows and offerings. Interrupting the fast in a dream means an illness, a journey or backbiting someone.

If one interrupts his obligatory fast through forgetfulness in a dream, it means that he will receive a pleasing gift or money. Fasting in a dream also means honor, rising in station, or it could mean repentance from sin, repayment of a debt, penitence for a sinner or begetting a son. Observing the obligatory fast of the month of Ramadan in a dream means understanding something about which one has doubt or recognizing the truth without falsification or distortion.

If one finds that he is the only person observing the obligatory fast in the dream, and if he is unlettered, it means that he will memorize the Holy Quran, attain a spiritual maturity and receive glad tidings. This dream also indicates that he is a pious and a religious person.

If one is sick, it means that he will recover from his illness.

If he is lost in heedlessness, it means that Allah Almighty will grant him guidance.

If he is indebted, it means that he will be able to repay his debts.

If in his dream, one intentionally breaks his fast during the prescribed fast of the holy month of Ramadan, it means that he could kill someone. Similarly, if one sees himself killing someone in a dream, it means that he has intentionally broke his obligatory fast. Observing the two months of atonement for the sin of breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan or for any such fast for the expiation of sins in a dream means that one may fall sick and repent to Allah Almighty from his sins. Intentionally breaking the obligatory fast of Ramadan in a dream also means neglecting one of the pillars of Islam.

If one acknowledges that, then vows to offer the required duties in a dream, it means that he could receive an unexpected gift which will arrive shortly.

If one recognizes in his dream the importance of the month of Ramadan, it means that he is on the right path.

If he is not fasting, it means that he may go on a journey. Voluntary fasting in a dream means protection against one’s enemies.

If a sick person sees himself fasting in a dream, it could mean his death, silence, celebrations or recovering from an illness. It could also represent one’s faith in Allah Almighty and sincerity in his words and actions.

If one sees masses of people fasting in a dream, it could mean a famine.

If one eats during the hours of observing the fast in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin, or it could mean indebtedness or falling sick. Fasting the month of Ramadan in a dream also means safety, protection from evil or repentance from sins. Fasting the extra six days following the festival day which concludes the holy month of Ramadan in a dream means patching one’s prayers or paying charity or regretting one’s faults. Fasting Monday and Thursday of every week in a dream means strengthening family ties. Fasting the three white days of every month (i.e., the 13th, 14th, and the 15th days of the lunar month) in a dream means repayment of one’s debts in instalments or teaching someone how to properly read the Quran or spreading knowledge. Fasting during the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram in a dream represents asceticism, piety, renouncing the world or attending the pilgrimage to Mecca. Fasting the day when the pilgrims are standing at mount Arafat in a dream means acceptance of one’s charities. Fasting the last ten days of the month of Zul-Hijjah in a dream means attaining a good conclusion to one’s life in this world to become a pious person, or it could also mean fulfilling a promise. Fasting the day of Ashura in a dream means doing good deeds, but it could also mean witnessing adversities and escaping from its dangers, or it could mean living to witness the next religious festival, or if one’s wife is pregnant, it could mean that she will beget a blessed son who will grow to be a righteous man. Fasting during the lunar month of Rajab in a dream means working for people in authority, or it could mean that one may be commissioned to work overseas, or it could mean going on a short trip. Fasting an extra day in doubt about one’s proper religious performance in a dream means committing a sin or lack of vigilance and certitude about one’s devotion. Fasting days of the month of Ramadan one has missed for a permissible reason in a dream means release of a prisoner or repentance of a sinner. Fasting a votive fast or a vowed fast for the purpose of an attainment in a dream means attaining one’s goal, joy and happiness. Observing a votive perpetual or an ongoing fast in a dream means undertaking a heavy responsibility or following innovation, or it could mean becoming a loner or abstaining from talking to others, or that one would only talk if the subject is beneficial to others, for fasting in a dream also means silence. Observing a votive perpetual fast in a dream also represents a pious and a religious person.

If the person is a sinner, such votive fast in a dream also may mean that he will get nothing out of what he wants. Paying the due charity (Sadaqat-ul Fitr) after completing one’s fast in a dream means recovering from an illness.

If one observes a fast for show in his dream, it means that he will receive what he desires. (Also see Ashura; Feast of Breaking the Fast)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreaming of becoming fat means we are recognizing the need to widen the scope of our activities in some way. More negatively, it suggests the need for protection.

If we are uncomfortable with our size it indicates fear, possibly of taking on too much responsibility or of not being adequate for a task.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Difficulties in accepting responsibility for actions.

2. Feelings of powerlessness, bad luck, need for self-determination.

3. Re­verse: good fortune is in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

This symbol appears in a number of religious images and indicates the universe and the centre of ourselves. It indicates that we ourselves arc the centre of our own universe and must accept responsibility for that.

Drawing together the symbols of the Sun and the Eagle, this image represents our ability to move into other areas of perception and knowledge.

The Centre. Solar Power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of being on a ferry indicates that we are making some movement towards change. Because the ferry carries large numbers of people it may also represent a group to which we belong needing to make changcs, needing to change its way of working and take responsibility for moving as a group rather than as individuals.

2- The ferry is one of the oldest symbols that is associated with death.

The old idea of being ferried across the River Styx, the boundary between life and death, gives an image of making major change.

3- A spiritual ‘death’ or change of some kind.

The dreamer needs to be aware that lie may, spiritually, be moving on from his present knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of being on a ferry indicates that we are making some movement towards change. Because the ferry carries large numbers of people it may also represent a group to which we belong needing to make changes, needing to change its way of working and take responsibility for moving as a group rather than as individuals. You might like to consult the entries for boat / ship and death.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you participate in a physical fight, signifies that you will be threatened by someone about something related to your status or finances.

If you saw others fighting in your dream, you are unwilling to admit your own problems and turmoil. You need to take more responsibility for solving your own problems in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that your fingernails break indicates that you are struggling to stay away from some circumstance or responsibility.

To dream that you are polishing your fingernails represents beauty.

To dream that you are chewing your fingernails suggests that there is a situation you feel is beyond your ability to deal with. You don’t know how to handle this circumstance.

To dream that your fingernails are growing quickly indicates your wish to connect with someone. You would like to reach out to others in some way.

To dream that a man has long red fingernails indicates that he is connected to his emotions and is sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. This dream may also represents sexual desires and sensuality.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The fingers on the hand relate to work and service in the world. They may also be used to point out a situation, to blame, or to accuse. Damaged or hurt fingers may point to difficulties and limitations at work.

The little finger relates to memory, communication, daintiness, and the intellect.

The ring finger, or Venus finger, relates to contracts, marriage, and other bonds in relationships.

The middle finger, or Saturn finger, is associated with structure, form, hard work, and responsibility.

The index, or forefinger, is associated with Jupiter and is the finger of authority, God, accusation, or judgment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about your fingers represents physical and mental agility. They represent the ability to manipulate, act, or express unspoken communication.

If your fingers fall off in your dream, this indicates that you are allowing a circumstance to overpower or control you. You could be literally losing control of the situation.

To dream that your fingers are injured suggests that you have fears about finishing some job or task in life.

To dream of a finger pointing at you indicates that you blame yourself for something.

To dream about your little finger indicates your intellectual acuity, recollection, and the strength of communication.

To dream of your forefinger suggests power, focus, and acumen. This dream could be trying to get you to pay attention to some aspect of your life.

To dream about your middle finger indicates wisdom, care, responsibility, feasibility, and dedication. This dream could represent a phallus.

To dream of your ring finger indicates imagination, favorable outcomes, and popularity. It is connected with marriage, commitment, and union.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Sea life; Human being) In a dream, if their number is known, fish represent women, but if their number is not known, then they represent money from a doubtful source. Ifone sees a fish colony gathering at seabed, where he is fishing, bringing them up and eating them raw as he pleases, or ifhe places them into baskets and divides them into lots in the dream, it means that he will prosper and invest his wealth in different ventures and savings plans.

A whale in a dream represents the minister ofsea life, while the sea itselfrepresents the king or the country.

A whale in a pond with his jaws opened in a dream represents a prison.

A large fish colony in a dream represents despised earnings, or earning a large amount money one is accountable for its expenditure. Fishing in a well means homosexuality, or it could represent someone who tries to tempt his servant or his assistant to indulge in a loathsome act. Ifone sees himself fishing in murky waters in a dream, it conveys evil, sorrows, or distress however it may happen.

If one sees himself fishing in clear waters in a dream, it means money or hearing nice words or conceiving a son, while fishing in salty waters in a dream means difficulties. Ifone sees himselffishing with a fishhook in a dream, it means excitement, pleasure or losing benefits.

A soft skin fish in a dream means benefits for someone intending to trick or to swindle people’s money. Mostly fishing with a pole and a fishhook in a dream means difficulties or slow coming benefits, or a slow and loose business. Any large cyprinoid freshwater fish or a barbel fish (cyprinus bynni; barbus) in a dream denote positive benefits for someone intending marriage or to enter into a business partnership. Seeing a herring or any of its clupeid type fish in a dream represent evil work or toiling for something one will never get.

A fish in the pond in a dream is also a sign of benefits, though may be little benefits. Seeing dead fish floating in the water in a dream has an ominous connotation, or they could represent a hopeless case. Takingfish from the water and eatingthem alivemeansprofits, or an appointment to a high raking position in wakefulness. In a dream, if a sick man or a traveller finds fish in his bed it also connotes bad or a painful sickness or suffering from arthritis, or he may drown because he would be sleeping with them. Seeing sea fish covered with salt in a dream means lasting richness, because fish are preserved in salt, or it could mean burdens. Ifone’s wife is pregnant and he sees a fish coming out of his male organ in a dream, it means that his wife will beget a son.

If a fish comes out of his mouth, then it means speaking ill of a woman. Afried fish in a dream means that one’s prayers will be answered. Abroiled fish in a dream means travels or seeking knowledge.

A large fish in a dream means money, while a small fish means difficulties, burdens and stress, because it carries more spikes than meat, beside, small fish are more difficult to eat. Mixed sized of different kinds offish in a dream represent money, trouble, liking social events or mixing with all types of people, the good and the bad ones. Buying a fish in a dream may mean marriage. Eating a rotten fish in a dream means pursuing adultery and avoiding a lawful marriage. Ifone sees himself attempting painstakingly to catch a whale in a small pond in a dream, it means money that he will fight for, though he cannot get hold of it without having to cross major obstacles.

If one finds a pearl or two in the belly of a fish in a dream, it means that he will marry a rich woman and conceives one or two sons with her.

If he finds a ring in the belly ofthe fish in a dream, it means that he will gain authority and might. Finding fat in the belly of a fish in a dream means acquiring money from a woman. Seeing oneself fishing on a dry land means committing adultery, a sin, or it could mean hearing good news. Catching a fish with excessive bones and scales denotes the necessity to pay one’s dues or to distribute alms tax on one’s liquid assets, because one cannot enjoy his catch unless he first cleanse it. Seeing sea fish swimming toward sweet waters, or river fish swimming toward the sea in a dream means hypocrisy, falsehood or the rise of an innovator or an impostor.

If one sees fish swimming on the water surface in a dream, it means ease in attaining his goals, exposing secrets, unveiling hidden past, reviewing old books or redistributing an old inheritance.

If one sees fish that have the look ofhuman beings in a dream, it means business, trading or meeting with an interpreter, or a translator, or associating with people of good character.

If such fish with a human face look beautiful, then one’s companions are good. Otherwise, if the fish look ugly in the dream, then it means that he has associated himself with evil companions.

If one sees an aquarium in his house filled with all types of catfish, or angelfish or similar fish that live in a home aquarium in a dream, it means being charitable or taking care of orphans or adopting children.

If one sees himself reaching with his hand to the bottom of the seabed to catch fish in a dream, it means that he will acquire extensive knowledge in his profession and prosper from his trade. Otherwise, it could mean that one will become a spy.

If the sea opens and unveils its treasures, and ifone catches a goldfish from its belly in the dream, it means that God Almighty will reveal new spiritual knowledge to him in order to help him understand his religion and to receive guidance.

If the goldfish leaves his hand and returns to the sea in the dream, it means that he will join the company of righteous people and saints from whom he will learn about the inner spiritual knowledge, or that he will find a good companion for ajourney he intends. Ifone eats a fish without cleaning or cooking it in a dream, it means that he will speak ill of his own friends, slander his associates, commit adultery, acquire money from trickery and falsehood, or become inflicted with a dangerous disease or suffer from a stroke. Ifone sees fish on the shore rather than in the water in a dream, it means that he may change his profession.

The different types of fish in a dream representhuman beings and their professions. Afish in a dream also couldmean that death will take place where it is found, because of the departure of its soul, its stench, weight and one’s responsibility to bury the deceased. Eating a fish in a dream also means receiving easy, lawful and enjoyable earnings. (Also see Meat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The human body, human consciousness in the body, the five senses. Adventurousness, vivaciousness, courage, health, susceptibility, sympathy. Rashness, irresponsibility, inconstancy, unreliability, thoughtlessness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

For some cultures, to dream of the feet may symbolize divine qualities since the feet are considered the holiest part of the body. They signify taking responsibility and are the anchor or foundation in life, that which roots or grounds you.

The foot also represents your whole being and is a reflection of your persona.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams, a fork denotes duality and indecision.

A garden fork suggests hard work coupled with responsibility, whereas a kitchen fork signifies perhaps nurturing and management of assets.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Feelings about one’s own death; very occasionally warning about health of person buried. One’s own funeral: it is a common dream to watch one s own funeral. It depicts your own philosophy about your end. May also remind you of what you want to do while alive; desire for sympathy from family; retreat from world; a feeling of deadness in life. Bury­ing yourself: leaving an old way of life or self behind. Some­one else’s funeral: a wish they were dead; a wish to be rid of them. Often unconsciously used as an easy way out of a rela­tionship—to fantasise them dead. It avoids the responsibility of making your wishes known. See second example under death. Parents’ funeral: difficulties with, or move towards in­dependence; exploring the feeling of their loss; repressing or letting go of the painful past. See buried; death. See also death and rebirth under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of our parents’ funeral indicates a move towards independence, or of letting go of the past, which may be painful. We may need to let our childhood – or childhood experiences – go, and mark that by some ritual or ceremony, being prepared to take responsibility for our own lives.

A teenager will often dream of a parent’s funeral, as they themselves pass into adulthood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are gambling, you are not taking enough responsibility for you decisions in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

You are coming into your authority, paying attention to your position in life, taking orders from your higher self, saluting your divinity, standing in your power and taking responsibility for your life. See Military.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Each of us has a store of unconscious knowledge, which from time to time becomes available to us and may appear in dreams as gifts. Some of these gifts we are able to share with others. This satisfies one of the fundamental needs of the human being: to be able to give to others. Psychologically this represents our ability to belong to a community, to have others belong within our lives and to assume responsibility for other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Giving is all about the internal relationship with oneself or the environment and with others. So to dream of giving somebody something in a dream indicates our need to give and take within a relationship - our need to give of ourselves, perhaps to share with others what we have, and to create an environment that allows for give and take.

2- It is one of the fundamental needs of the human being to be able to share with other people. Psychologically this represents our ability to belong to others, to have others belong within our lives and to assume responsibility for other people. So to dream of giving in this wav indicates our own innate abilities.

3- The dreamer should acknowledge the gifts he has and use them appropriately, lest they be taken away.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

You want to put together something that belongs together and has fallen apart. Something is being repaired. Are you being held by something or someone, or are you holding on to somebody tightly? The question of Liability and Responsibility in every form is being addressed here also.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a goat reflect that something is eating at you or that someone’s got your goat. You are letting things make you feel bad. This dream is giving you the message to take responsibility for the situation you are in and to stop blaming or making anyone your scapegoat. Alternatively, this dream might signify that you are climbing upward toward status and recognition. You are butting your way through the obstacles to your success with machismo. In the Hebrew traditions it is believed that he who dreams about goats shall be blessed throughout all their years. See Capricorn.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Religious Imagery

1- Dreaming of mythical goddesses connects us with our archetypal images of femininity (see Archetypes). In a woman’s dream a goddess will clarify the connection through the unconscious that exists between all women and female creatures. It is the sense of mystery, of a shared secret, which is such an intangible force within the woman’s psyche. In the waking state it is that which enables women to crcate a sisterhood or network among themselves in order to bring about a common aim.

To dream about goddesses therefore is to accept our right to initiation into this group. In a man’s dream the goddess figure signifies all that a man fears in the concept of female power. It usually also gives an insight into his earliest view of femininity through his experience of his mother.

2- There are many goddess figures in all cultures. There are those perceived as being destructive such as Kali, Bast and Lilith. and also beneficent ones such as Athena and Hermia.

The beneficent ones which women most closely relate to are given here: Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, moves women to be both creative and procreativc. She governs a woman’s enjoyment of love and beauty. Artemis, who is the goddess of the moon, personifies the independent feminine spirit whose ultimate goal is achievement. She is often pictured as the hunter. Athena is goddess of wisdom and strategy. She is logical and self-assured and is ruled by her mental faculties rather than her emotions. Demeter, the maternal archetype and goddess and fertility, highlights a woman’s drive to provide physical and spiritual support for her children. Hera, the goddess of marriage, denotes the woman who has her essential goal of finding a husband and being married as paramount and anv other role as secondary.

Hestia. goddess of the hearth, manifests the patient woman who finds steadiness in seclusion. She emits a sense of wholeness. Persephone, who is ultimately queen of the underworld but only- through having rejected her status as Demeter’s daughter, gives expression to woman’s tendency towards a need to please and be needed bv others. Her submissive behaviour and passivity must change to an ability to take responsibility for who she is.

3- Spiritually; women are able to make intuitive links with the essential aspects of her own personality. She then achieves a greater understanding of her own make up, and is able to use all facets of her being within her normal everyday life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Bride, Engagement, Men, Wedding)

For a man soon to marry, or his partner, a situational dream that needs no further interpretation.

In earlier times, it was the groom’s responsibility to protect his lady. On the dream plane, this may equate to a guardian of some type who watches over you (see Angel, Ghost).... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Bail; Collateral; Escrow; Security; Surety) In a dream, a guarantee means commitment or a promise to take responsibility for something.

If the content of the guarantee is of good nature, such as charity, or a guarantee of safe conduct, or a promise to satisfy a need, or a promise to save someone in need, 196 then the dream represents the good character and nature of the person seeing it.

If the guarantee is promising alcohol, wine, unlawful money or contempt, then the dream means confinement, need, poverty, parsimony, or tightfistness, because the guarantor in the dream is the debtor and the guarantee in a dream represents a fine. Ifone sees himself guaranteeing someone for something in a dream, it means that he will learn somethinggood from the one he is guaranteeing, or that he will he regret something he already guaranteed. (Also see Sponsorship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Longing to be free—and responsibility-free.

2. Expression of secret thieving instincts. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of hair covering your face suggests an emotional anxiety in the company of others and particularly in intimate relationships. Looking out from behind a veil of hair in a dream shows that you may be keeping your true feelings hidden as you have a deep fear of rejection in close relationships.

To dream of hair falling out indicates extreme fears may be running unchecked in your emotional body. There is a strong message here to examine your inner world before stress manifests itself from uneasiness.

If the loss of hair in a dream is random and in clumps, a fear of death is lurking and needs to be addressed so as to improve your general demeanor. Dreaming of watching someone else lose their hair may be a reminder to forgive a member of your immediate family and attempt to build bridges instead of waiting for the other party to make the first move.

To dream of waking up covered in hair suggests a need to come to terms with your body and begin to appreciate all it does for you. This is a message of self-love and that you can find the courage needed to make an all important connection with yourself. Dreaming of hair in your mouth implies confusion related to responsibility. It is possible that you may be abdicating responsibility, but more likely you are receiving mixed messages and consequently taking on responsibility that doesn’t belong to you. Seeing hair before you in a dream indicates an embarrassing moment best forgotten. Noticing hair in your food suggests you may have been dwelling on a humiliating moment from your past. This is something that cannot be changed and needs to be released.

To dream of hair tied in a sleek knot is an indication of special person in your waking life.

The knot is to remind you of the special gift you have received through having known that person. Dreaming of hair in tangles or messy knots implies a messy waking life that needs some tidying up. Tangled hair is a reminder to examine your life for opportunities to simplify and organize. Braided hair in your dream is the unconscious recognition of childlike innocence and successful organization skills.

A rational mind and a playful heart may be the ticket to great success for you at this time.

To dream of a radical hairstyle change, indicates a potential holiday or change of scene in coming days. Some time away may broaden your perspective on a current idea and bring about an exciting outcome. Cutting somebody’s hair in a dream suggests a wish for control in a relationship, quite likely with a work colleague.

If your hair is being cut in a dream it is possible that you believe an idea of yours has been stolen and resentment is consequently building within you.

To be styling, combing or grooming your own hair or a loved one’s hair, implies special care is being given or needs to be given to an important undertaking in your waking life. Smelling hair in a dream is a message of secrets.

To be enjoying the aroma of hair may mean exciting and happy secrets that you will derive pleasure from.

To be dreaming of foul-smelling hair implies secrets you would rather not hear and that you are not obligated to keep. It is also a subtle reminder to refuse to keep secrets when you know it is not healthy for you to do so.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your hands says a lot about your current mood and emotion, but in particular it shows how you are connected with others and how you impact the world.

The right hand represents strength and activity; it shows the human masculine side.

The left hand represents the gentle side with generosity and femininity. In a dream you might see yourself holding hands with someone - this reflects your attachment to that person and the will to keep them close to you at all times. Dreaming of bleeding or injured hands represents a blow to your pride. Alternatively, if you dream of clasped or closed hands, it shows unity and acceptance of the current situation. It may also mean stubbornness and unwillingness to help.

To dream of having oversized hands shows success and ability to reach goals.

To dream of having hairy and rough hands shows aggressiveness and lack of tenderness.

To dream of a bloody hand implies guilty feelings over a wrong doing, which may haunt you for quite a while.

To dream of cleaning your hands in flowing water indicates worries that you wish to wash away. This is a desire to cleanse yourself from your responsibility for a given issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of your hands, represents your relationship to those around you and how you connect with the world. Hands serve as a form of communication. Perhaps you need to lend out a helping hand to someone. In particular, the left hand symbolizes your graciousness and feminine, receptive qualities. And the right hand symbolizes masculine, active attributes. It may also be a pun for some decision or something being “right”. Here are some other “hand” dream meanings: A dream about holding hands with someone means that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy, or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from that person.

To dream that your hands are injured represents an attack on your ego. Giant hands in a dream, especially if they are your own, mean someone in your life is too demanding of you. However, this dream can also mean success in achieving your goals. Small hands in a dream, whether yours or somebody else’s, suggest that you are feeling insecure, or under attack.

To dream that your hands are hairy or rough, implies your lack of gentleness in dealing with others.

To see blood on your hands, signifies that you are feeling guilty.

To dream of washing your hands represents a worrisome issue that you need to work through. Alternatively, it suggests that you are no longer taking responsibility in some matter.

If you dream you have no hands, you feel out of control in a real life situation.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To be dreaming about a harvest indicates that we will reap the rewards of previous care we have taken. We are able to work hard, and in working hard we take care of the future. So, to dream of a harvest can actually have two meanings. It can mean looking back into the past and reaping the rewards, or it can mean looking towards the future in order to use what has happened previously. In previous times, for many the hayfield represented fun, relaxation and irresponsibility. Nowadays it is more likely to represent irritation – as in hay fever – and an unknown quality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Defines one’s title of/or responsibility, i.E.

A son who takes his dad’s place, wears his hat... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In previous times, for many the hayfield represented fun. relaxation and irresponsibility.

Nowadays it is more likelv to represent irritation as in hay fever and an unknown quality.

To dream of hay is probably to be looking at a practical aspect within ourselves. It may be the ability to provide shelter and sustenance for others.

2- Happy memories and good feelings may be represented in dreams by stereotyped romantic scenarios where those feelings need to be reproduced.

3- Summer and the feeling of warmth and happiness it generates are connected with spiritual progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Thoughts; opinions; intellect; decisions; intentions; self image. Fairly understandable from the huge number of idioms about head and face, such as lose one’s head/face’, so one might literally dream of a headless figure.

Face: self image; concerns about how others see you; ex­pression of or hiding of inner feelings and attitudes. Idioms: above one’s head; over one’s head; enter one’s head; get something into one’s head, go off one’s head, swollen or big head; head above water, head in sand, face the facts; face the music; face value; flat on one’s face; facelift; long face, poker face; blue in the face.

Ears: subtle information, rumours. Idioms: an ear for, all ears; reach one’s ears; flea in the ear, gain the ear of; ears burning; long ears; lend an ear, hear from; will not hear of, hearing things.

Eyes: how we see the world and ourself. Although eyes are not mentioned much in the collection of dreams used for data in this book, saw, see. seeing, look and looking, constitute the highest number of mentions. In a computer word count of 1,000 dreams, these words were mentioned 1,077 times. Feel, feeling, felt, came second, with 855 hits. So dreams are pre­dominantly a looking at and seeing activity, in the sense of insight and awareness.

Eyes are used in many ways in dreams. As these quotes show, eyes can represent the soul or psyche in its many moods-—dark deep eyes; desperation in its eyes; shining eyes; impersonal eyes; staring eyes; eye to eye. Example: 4I saw a young soldier with a gun, but as our eyes met we were at­tracted to each other, and he put his arm round me’ (Pauline B). As the example shows, eyes can represent the state of a relationship. Lack of eye contact: avoidance of intimacy. Closed eyes: introversion or avoidance of contact; not wanting to see. Example: I was dimly aware of a biggish black bird that came down close beside us on the step and pecked at the baby’s eye, then it flew olf.

The eye was gone completely’ (Heather C). Heather’s dream shows the eye depicting the T or identity. In fact her sense of self was damaged in infancy.

In many dreams the eyes represent our understanding, or how we ‘see’ the world, our view of things or other people; also intelligence; our attention; our boundaries of awareness. Blindness: not being aware, not wanting to see something— usually about oneself. Loss of sight in right eye : not seeing what is going on in the outside world. Loss of sight in left eye: not seeing what you are really thinking or feeling; not aware of self, motives, behaviour, no ‘in-sight’. Idioms: I see; can’t you see; you must be blind; I saw it with my own eyes; all eyes, eye opener, evil eye; sheep eyes; one in the eye; turn a blind eye.

Mouth: pleasure area; our hungers, sexual pleasure. Also, because we speak with our mouth and tongue, they can repre­sent what we say; a dream of our mouth being buttoned— button your lip—or sewed up could suggest that inwardly we regret having said cenain things and need to hold our tongue. Chewing: considering; mulling over something. Idioms: all mouth; a big mouth, nasty taste in the mouth; mouthwatering.

Nose: curiosity; intuition, as with ‘smell a rat’; penis. Idi­oms: have a nose for, nose out of joint; rub nose in it; up one’s nose.

Teeth: the ageing process as it relates to maturity. This is because we lose our first teeth as we leave childhood behind, and lose our adult teeth as we leave youthfulness behind. Also aggression; ability to ‘chew things over’. Bad tooth: a painful or rotten part of one’s feelings, life or relationships, angry or regretful words. Teeth falling out: example: ‘1 felt a tooth was loose and staned pushing it with my tongue. Then I took hold of it between thumb and forefinger and pulled it out. I felt okay about this, but then another tooth was loose, and an­other, and I pulled them out. Running to the bathroom I looked into the mirror, horrified and frightened. All my teeth were coming out. Not knowing how to deal with this I ran to my mother, showing her my mouth, empty now except for two teeth. My mother appeared not to see my lack of teeth, or notice my fear’ (Eve). Eve was 18 at the time of the dream. She explored it and found a fear of ageing and death. Also apprehension about maturing and facing independence and responsibility, loss of attractiveness. 1m Tofeeq, a Palestinian woman, told me that among the Arabs it is believed that if you dream of losing teeth it means your brother or son is in trou­ble. She had a dream in which three of her teeth fell out.

The next day she received a call from America to say her son had been shot in the head three times by a gunman.

A woman swallowing teeth: the throat and Eustachian tubes are like the uterus and Fallopian tubes, so can depict conception or fear of it. False teeth: lies told; false face; not keeping spoken promises. Idioms: show one’s teeth, get one’s teeth into; gnash one’s teeth; grit one’s teeth; teething trou­bles.

Tongue: speech, expression of what we feel; saying what is deep inside us, perhaps unknown to ourself; penis. Idioms: find one’s tongue; tongue in cheek; lose one’s tongue; sharp tongue; hold one’s tongue; forked tongue. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Burden and responsibility.

2. A measure of wealth.

3. Emo­tional burdens, sadness or grief. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a helm represent that you are taking control of your life, a relationship, and owning your power and responsibility. You are rising to meet your challenges. See Ship and Captain.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If we are not the hero/ine of our own dream, we are probably still not accepting responsibility for our own drives, potentials and weaknesses.

The hero/ine frequently depicts our initiative and unexpressed potential. We might see our highest ideals as coming from an exterior figure such as Christ, and so miss touching the depths of our own being, avoid responsibility for our urges or actions. What happens to the hero/ine shows how one’s own creativity and expressed love fare. See Christ, hero/ine and the self under archetypes; religion and dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Example: ‘I am a prisoner in a room with three boys aged three, five and fourteen. They seem to be my chil­dren. There are two prison warders, a man, a woman.

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of home schooling may be assisting you to process your feelings and associations with the concept or the reality of home school. This dream also reflects your awareness that the greatest learning takes place within the home. Perhaps you are reviewing what you learned from your parents as a child.

If you dream of teaching home school, then you are taking a proactive approach to the information you are receiving, as well as taking responsibility for what you teach and how you influence those around you. See Home and School.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream of a herd of wild horses roaming wild and free it could be a fantasy wish fulfillment for your waking daydreams of freedom from cares and responsibility.

To dream of riding a dark horse shows that you will be successful in your business but use shady dealings to get where you are.

If your dream is of white, or light colored horses then your fortune or your love is assured.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a host symbolize leadership, power and maturity. You are claiming responsibility for all the various aspects of yourself; integrating and shepherding yourself into synergy.

If you dream of a website host, then this is about being on a similar wave length with someone, sharing energy, power and resources.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

(Or any place of residence) if we are aware that the house is not empty – that it is furnished in some way – those articles will mirror some aspect of our character or day-to-day concerns. Also consult the individual entry for furniture / furnishings. Being aware of someone else in the house suggests that we may be feeling threatened by an aspect of our own personality.

If there are different activities going on it indicates that there is a conflict between two parts of our personality, possibly the creative and the intellectual. Being especially aware of the front of the house portrays the facade we show to the outside world, whereas going into / out of the house indicates we need to decide whether to be more introverted or more extroverted in our dealings with other people.

An impressive, awe-inspiring house indicates that we are conscious of the self or the soul. Dreaming of moving to a larger house shows there is need for a change in our lives, perhaps to achieve a more open way of life, or even for more space. Being outside a house depicts our more public side and how we relate to external interests. Dreaming of a small house, or the house where we were born or grew up, means we are seeking security, or perhaps the safeguards of childhood, when we had little responsibility.

If we find the smallness of the house constricting, we feel we are being trapped by our responsibilities.

If we are aware of work being carried out on the house (cementing, repairing etc.) It implies that relationships may need to be worked on or repaired, or perhaps we need to look at health matters. We should take note of any damage, decay or difficulty that has occurred in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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The aspect of ourself which is either kill­ing out our ‘animal’, or gaining sustenance from it; the urge to get away from everyday responsibility; our breadwinnir , qualities. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Depicts how you see the relationship with your husband; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; habits of relationship developed with one’s father.

Example: ‘My recurring dream—some disaster is happen­ing. I try to contact the police or my husband. Can never contact either. I try ringing 999 again and again and can feel terror, and sometimes dreadful anger or complete panic. I cry, I scream and shout and never get through! Recently I have stopped trying to contact my husband. I managed once to reach him but he said he was too busy and I would have to deal with it myself. I woke in a furious temper with him and kicked him while he was still asleep’ (Mrs GS).

The husband here depicts Mrs S’s feelings of not being able to get through’ to her man. This is a common female dream theme, possibly arising from the husband not daring to express emotion or meet his panner with his own feelings.

For Mrs S this is an emergency. Although the dream dramatises it, there is still real frustration, anger, and a break in marital communica­tions.

Example: There were three of us. My husband, a male friend and 1, all nding small white enamel bikes. My husband proceeded slowly, first, with his back to us. Then my friend followed. Suddenly my friend ahead of me turned and gazed fully at me. He gave a glonous smile which lit up the whole of his face. I felt a great sense of well-being surge through me’ (Joan B).

The triangle: the example shows typical (low of feeling towards another male.

The other male here depicts

Joan’s desire to be attractive to other men. This is a danger signal unless one fully acknowledges ihe impulse.

Example: ‘I was with my husband and our three children. About 2 or 3 yards to our right stood my husband’s first wife —she died about a year before I first met him. I remember feeling she no longer minded me being with him, so I put my arms around him from the back, and felt more secure and comfortable with him’ (Mrs NS).

The first wife: the dreamer is now feeling easier about her husband’s first relationship.

The first wife represents her sense of competing for her husband’s affections, even though his ‘first woman’ was dead.

Example: ‘My dead husband came into my bedroom and got into bed with me to make love to me. I was not afraid. But owing to his sexual appetites during my married life with him I was horrified, and resisted him with all my might. On wak­ing I felt weak and exhausted.

The last time he came to me I responded to him and he never came back again. This hap­pened three times.

The last time I don’t think it was a dream. I was not asleep. I think it was his ghost’ (GL). Dead hus­band: in any experience of an apparently psychic nature, we must always remember the unconscious is a great dramatist. It can create the drama of a dream in moments. In doing so it makes our inner feelings into apparently real people and ob­jects outside us. While asleep we lightly dismiss this amazing process as a dream’. When it happens while our eyes are open or we are near waking, for some reason we call it a ghost or psychic event. Yet the dream process is obviously capable of creating total body sensations, emotions, full visual impres­sions, vocalisation—what else is a dream? On the other hand, the dream process is not dealing in pointless imaginations. Many women tend to believe they have little sexual drive, so it is easier for GL to see her drive in the form of her husband. But of course, her husband may also depict how she felt about sex in connection with his ‘sexual appetites’. It is a general rule, however, that our dream process will dramatise into a past life, or a psychic’ experience, emotions linked with trauma or sexual drive which we find difficult to meet in the present.

Example: ‘I dreamt many times I lost my husband, such as not being able to find the car park where he was waiting, and seeing him go off in the distance. I wake in a panic to find him next to me in bed. These dreams persisted, and then he died quite suddenly. He was perfectly healthy at the time of the dreams and I wonder if it was a premonition of me really losing him’ (Mrs AD). Cannot find husband: many middle aged women dream of ‘losing’ their husband while out with him, perhaps shopping, or walking in a town somewhere. Sometimes the dream ponrays him actually killed. Mrs AD wonders if her dream was a premonition. It is more likely a form of practising the loss, so it does not come as such a shock.

The greatest shocks occur when we have never even considered the event—such as a young child losing its mother, an event it has never practised, not even in fantasy, so has no inbuilt shock absorbers. As most of us know, men tend to die before women, and this information is in the mind of middle-aged married women. Mrs AD may have uncon­sciously observed slight changes in her husband’s body and behaviour, and therefore readied herself.

Other woman’s husband: one’s own husband, feelings about that man, desire for a non-committed relationship with less responsibility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a hyena indicates two things. Firstly, it indicates a feeling of having too much responsibility. Secondly, it represents a funny person in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- We have many opportunities to make new beginnings, and inauguration in that it indicates a change of status - is one such symbol. This may be important to us in terms of either personal growth or within the work situation.

To dream that we are being given such an honour means we can receive public acclaim for something that we have done, for our ability to make the transition from the lesser to the greater.

2- Often a ceremony is necessary to mark the fact that we have succeeded in one thing and can now move on, putting that knowledge to the test in the outside world.

To be dreaming of such a ceremony indicates that we can be pleased with ourselves and what we have achieved, that we have literally inaugurated a different way of being, and can now move forward into the future.

3- A ceremony in a spiritual sense can mark a new beginning. In this case it marks the taking of new- spirituality, perhaps Cosmic Responsibility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Politics and religion are forever intertwined and the gods are worshipped as forces of nature.

The sun god is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, so in dreams the figure of an incan suggests a system where social responsibility is paramount.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One of Carl Jung s most interesting areas of thought is that of individuation. In a nutshell the word refers to the processes involved in becoming a self-aware human being.

The area of our being we refer to when we say T, ‘me’ or ‘myself’ is our conscious self awareness, our sense of self, which Jung calls the ego.

The autobiography of Helen Keller has helped in understanding what may be the difference be­tween an animal and a human being with self awareness. Helen, made blind and deaf through illness before learning to speak, lived in a dark unconscious world lacking any self awareness until the age of seven, when she was taught the deaf and dumb language. At first her teacher’s fingers touch­ing hers were simply a tactile but meaningless experience. Then, perhaps because she had leamt one word prior to her illness, meaning flooded her darkness. She tells us that ‘noth­ingness was blotted out’. Through language she became a person and developed a sense of self, whereas before there had been nothing.

The journey of individuation is not only that of becoming a person, but also expanding the boundaries of what we can allow ourselves to experience as an ego. As we can see from an observation of our dreams, but mostly from an extensive exploration of their feeling content, our ego is conscious of only a small area of experience.

The fundamental life pro­cesses in one’s being may be barely felt. In many contempo­rary women the reproductive drive is talked about as some­thing which has few connections with their personality. Few people have a living, feeling contact with their early child­hood, in fact many people doubt that such can exist. Because of these factors the ego can be said to exist as an encapsulated small area of consciousness, surrounded by huge areas of ex­perience it is unaware of.

In a different degree, there exists in each of us a drive towards the growth of our personal awareness, towards greater power, greater inclusion of the areas of our being which remain unconscious.

A paradox exists here, because the urge is towards integration, yet individuation is also the process of a greater self differentiation. This is a spontaneous process, just as is the growth of a tree from a seed (the tree in dreams often represents this process of self becoming), but our personal responsibility for our process of growth is neces­sary at a certain point, to make conscious what is uncon­scious.

Because dreams are constantly expressing aspects of indi­viduation it is wonh knowing the main areas of the process. Without sticking rigidly to Jungian concepts—which see indi­viduation as occurring from mid-life onwards in a few individuals—aspects of some of the main stages are as fol­lows. Early babyhood—the emergence of self consciousness through the deeply biological, sensual and gestural levels of experience, all deeply felt; the felt responses to emerging from a non-changing world in the womb to the need to reach out for food and make other needs known. Learning how to deal with a changing environment, and otherness in terms of rela­tionship.

Childhood—learning the basics of motor, verbal and social skills, the very basics of physical and emotional indepen­dence. One faces here the finding of strength to escape the domination of mother—difficult, because one is dependent upon the parent in a very real way—and develop in the psyche a satisfying sexual connection. In dream imagery this means, for the male, an easy sexual relationship with female dream figures, and a means of dealing with male figures in competition (father); see sex in dreams.

The dream of the mystic beautiful woman precedes this, a female figure one blends with in an idealistic sense, but who is never sexual.

The conflict with father—really the internal struggle with one’s image of father as more potent than self—when re­solved becomes an acceptance of the power of one’s own manhood. Women face a slightly different situation.

The woman’s first deeply sensual and sexual love object—in a bonded parent-child relationship—was her mother. So be­neath any love she may develop for a man lies the love for a woman. Whereas a man, in sexual love which takes him deeply into his psyche, may realise he is making love to his mother, a woman in the same situation may find her father or her mother as the love object. In the unconscious motivations which lead one to choose a mate, a man is influenced by the relationship he developed with his mother, a woman is influ­enced by both mother and father in her choice. Example: ‘I went across the road to where my mother’s sister lived. I wanted to cuddle her and touch her bare breasts, but we never seemed to manage this. There were always interruptions or blocks.’ (Sid L).

At these deep levels of fantasy and desire, one has to recog­nise that the first sexual experience is—hopefully—at the mother’s breast. This can be transformed into later fantasies/ dreams/desires of penis in the mouth, or penis in the vagina, or penis as breast, mouth as vagina.

For most of us, however, growth towards maturity does not present itself in such primi­tively sexual ways, simply because we are largely unconscious of such factors. In general we face the task of building a self image out of the influences, rich or traumatic, of our experi­ence. We leam to stand, as well as we may, amidst the welter of impressions, ideas, influences and urges, which constitute our life and body. What we inherit, what we experience, and what we do with these creates who we are.

One of the major themes of individuation is the journey from attachment and dependence towards independence and involved detachment. This is an overall theme we mature in all our life. In its widest sense, it pertains to the fact that the origins of our consciousness lie in a non-differentiated state of being in which no sense of T exists. Out of this womb condi­tion we gradually develop an ego and personal choice. In fact we may swing to an extreme of egotism and materialistic feel­ings of independence from others and nature.

The observable beginnings of this move to independence are seen as our at­tempt to become independent of mother and father. But de­pendence has many faces: we may have a dependent relation­ship with husband or wife; we may depend upon our work or social status for our self confidence; our youth and good looks may be the things we depend upon for our sense of who we are, our self image. With the approach of middle and old age we will then face a crisis in which an independence from these factors is necessary for our psychological equilibnum.

The Hindu practice of becoming a sanyassin, leaving behind family, name, social standing, possessions, is one way of meeting the need for inner independence from these in order to meet old age and death in a positive manner. Most people face it in a quieter, less demonstrative way. Indeed, death might be thought of as the greatest challenge to our identifica­tion with body, family, worldly status and the external world as a means to identity. We leave this world naked except for the quality of our own being.

Meeting oneself, and self responsibility, are further themes of individuation.

The fact that our waking self is a small spot­light of awareness amidst a huge ocean of unconscious life processes creates a situation of tension, certainly a threshold or ‘iron curtain’, between the known and unknown.

If one imagines the spotlighted area of self as a place one is standing in, then individuation is the process of extending the bound­ary of awareness, or even turning the spotlight occasionally into the surrounding gloom. In this way one places together impressions of what the light had revealed of the landscape in which we stand, clues to how we got to be where we are, and how we relate to these. But one may remain, or choose to remain, largely unconscious of self.

The iron curtain may be defended with our desire not to know what really motivates us, what past hurts and angers we hide. It may be easier for us to live with an exterior God or authority than to recognise the ultimate need for self responsibility and self cultivation.

To hide from this, humanity has developed innumerable escape routes—extenonsed religious practice, making scapegoats of other minority groups or individuals, rigid belief in a political system or philosophy, search for samadhi or God as a final solution, suicide. This aspect of our matunng process shows itself as a paradox (common to maturity) of becoming more sceptical, and yet finding a deeper sense of self in its connec­tions with the cosmos. We lose God and the beliefs of humanity’s childhood, yet realise we are the God we searched for. This meeting with self, in all its deep feeling of connec­tion, its uncertainty, its vulnerable power, is not without pain and joy. Example: ‘On the railway platform milled hundreds of people, all men I think. They were all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I knew I was among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there was a guard watching us. He was cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap was a red star. He carried a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realised they were all me. Each one had my face. I was looking at myself. Then I felt fear and terror’ (Anon).

The last of the great themes of individuation is summed up in William Blake’s words ‘1 must Create a System, or be en- slav’d by another Man’s; I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create.’ A function observable in dreams is that of scanning our massive life experience (even a child’s life experience has millions of bits of information) to see what it says of life and survival. Out of this we unconsciously create a working philosophy of what life means to us. It is made up not only of what we have experienced and learnt in the gen­eral sense, but also from the hidden information in the cul­tural riches we have inherited from literature, music, art, the­atre and architecture.

The word hidden” is used because the unconscious ‘reads’ the symbolised information in these sources. It is, after all, the master of imagery in dreams. But unless we expand the boundaries of our awareness we may not know this inner philosopher.

If we do get to know it through dreams, we will be amazed by the beauty of its in­sight into everyday human life.

In connection with this there is an urge to be, and perhaps to procreate oneself in the world. Sometimes this is experi­enced as a sense of frustration—that there is more of us than we have been able to express, or to make real. While physical procreation can be seen as a physical survival urge, this drive to create in other spheres may be an urge to survive death as an identity. Dreams frequently present the idea that our sur­vival of death only comes about from what we have given of ourself to others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Initiation is a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society.

An initiation or inauguration ceremony in a spiritual sense can mark a new beginning, the taking of new spirituality, perhaps cosmic responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Feeling other people’s opinions or will forced on and influencing one; internal influence of something exterior, social pressure to conform or be obedient; sexual intercourse.

If a sedative is given: return to non-responsibility, as in in­fancy. See syringe. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbolizes a responsibility that cannot be changed. What is the color of the ink.7... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The inventor in us is the part that takes spiritual responsibility for our progress. He often signifies our ability to ‘create’ new ways of being, but needs assistance from us on a conscious level.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of an inventor or professor type links us with the more creative sides of ourselves.

Usuallv this is more the thinker rather than the doer: someone who is capable of taking an idea and making it tangible.

2- When we dream of an inventor, psychologically we are linking with that side of ourselves which is wiser, but at the same time perhaps more introverted than our waking selves.

3- The inventor in us is the part that takes responsibility for our progress. He often signifies our ability to ‘create’ new ways of being, but needs assistance from us on a conscious level.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream ivy may represent relationships, but in a man’s dream may signify responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The image of a journey is a very- potent one in dream work. Anytime the idea of a journey becomes apparent, it is to do with the way that we carry on our everyday lives and how we move forward. Every step that we take towards understanding ourselves and the world we live in can be pictured in terms of a journey; and the dreams that a person has reflect that movement. In our ordinary everyday- speech we use idioms to suggest our understanding. We speak of the ups and downs of life, of being at a standstill and so on. Each moment is totally unique, and thai uniqueness is reflected in our dreams. Mostly dreams arc about the here and now and give a snapshot picture as to what is happening at this particular moment.

The images will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or mav be.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognisable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

Any sense of having completed a journey - arriving home, touching down and so on indicates the successful completion of our aims. Collisions represent arguments and conflicts which arc often caused by our own aggression.

A difficult journey now behind us means we have come through the difficulties and setbacks of the past.

The obstacles ahead indicates we are aware of the difficulties which may occur.

We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible. Turning a corner shows we have accepted the need for a change of direction. We may have made a major decision. Avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses. Stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive. At a standstill/in a traffic jam indicates we arc being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Departing (departures from airports, stations, etc.) Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new- beginning. We are leaving the old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in outlives leaves us, wc may dream of departures and the grief’ that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives.

The destination, when it becomes apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have our inner motivation may be totally- different to our outer behaviour and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.

The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way. It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.

Driving The whole of the symbolism of driving in dreams is particularly obvious. It represents our basic urges, wants and needs.

If we are driving we arc in control.

If we are not happy when someone else is driving we may not trust that person and may not wish to be dependent on them. When someone else takes over, we are becoming passive.

If we are overtaking the car in front, we are achieving success, but perhaps in a competitive manner. When we are overtaken, we may feel someone else has got the better of us. Once again the way we are in everyday life is reflected in the dream. Our drives, aggressions, fears and doubts arc all reflected in our driving.

Engine This represents the sexual impulse or instinctive drives, one’s basic motivation.

Passenger It will depend if we are a passenger in a vehicle or are carrying passengers.

If the former, we may feel that we are being carried along by circumstances, and have not really thought out our own way forward.

If the latter, we may have know- ingly or inadvertently made ourselves responsible for other people. Travelling with one other passenger suggests we may be considering our relationship with that person.

Road The road in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as each individual vehicle demonstrates the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path. Any turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted il may be a period of lime, or may mean an efTort. Going uphill will suggest extra effort while going downhill will suggest lack of conlrol. Traffic accidents and offences These may all be to do with sexuality or self image; perhaps we are not being careful to ensure that our conduct is good.

A collision might suggest a conflict with someone. Road rage would signify not being in control of our emolions and so on.

2- The type of transport may- suggest how we are moving through this particular stage of our lives. Previously the horse was used as an image to depict how we dealt with life. Nowadays the car, the aeroplane and so on have been substituted.

The vehicle which appears in our dreams often conforms with the view we hold of ourselves.

For instance, we may be driving a very basic type of car or a Rolls Roycc (One dreamer described an image he had as a Rolls Rovce that thinks it’s a Mini’). Such an image may represent either our physical body or our personality.

If the dreamer is driving he perhaps feels more in control of his own destinv.

If he is a passenger he may feel others are trying to control his life.

If he is with friends he may be aware of a group goal.

If he does not know the other people he may need to explore his ability to make social relationships. Aeroplane (also see individual entry) An aeroplane suggests a swift easy journey with some attention to detail. We may be embarking on a new sexual relationship.

An airman or pilot This is a romanticised picturc of either the Animus or of the Self (see Inhvdiu tion). Bicycling This suggests youth and freedom, and perhaps the first stirrings of sexual awareness. Boats (and sea voyages) It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream.

A small rowing boat would suggest an emotional journey but one done alone.

A yacht might suggest a similar journey clone with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new- horizons but in the company of others. What the boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.g. running aground, pulling into harbour etc. Making a long journey This suggests leaving friends and family as would running away to sea.

Disembarking The end of a project, successful or otherwise. Missing the boat We have not paid enough attention to detail in a project in our waking lives. Any narrow waterway or river suggests the birth experience. Ship A ship is usually taken as feminine because of its capricious- ness. Ferry, rowboat This holds all the symbolism of the journey across the River Styx after death. It is the giving up of selfish desires.

After this we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of life. Bus (also see individual entry) A bus journey is that part of our lives where we are conscious of the need to travel and to be with other people. We perhaps have a common aim with them. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection We arc not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue our lives. Getting on the wrong bus, going the wrong way There are conflicting desires and we need to listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action. Not being able to pay the fare We do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid attention to detail.

Car (carriage, cart, chariot) (also see individual entries) The car is a reflection of the dreamer and how he or she handles life. It reflects the physical body, so anything wrong with the car will alert us to a problem.

For instance if the engine is not working properly we are not able to get up enough energy to go 011. If the starting motor was not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project. It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Even in everyday life it can be seen that a car is a reflection of a person’s self image and possibly sexuality. Any part of the car will have significance.

The back tyres might suggest the dreamer’s support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Lorry A lorry in a dream will have the same significance as a car. except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general.

Motorbike, motorcycle The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an image of independent behaviour, and is often a symbol for the sexual act. It can also be a symbol of freedom.

A Hell’s Angel would suggest some kind of anarchical behaviour. Trains A train will often highlight the dreamer’s attitude to social behaviour and relationships with other people. It will also clarify his attitude to himself.

A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be outdated and obsolete, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have successfully been able to have outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal. Missing the train We do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way either bccause we have forgotten something, or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train alternating with those of catching one shows we are trying to sort out our motivation. Getting off the train before its destination We are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. This can also signify premature ejaculation. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts The dreamer has changed his mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we arc going. Recognising the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.

The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.

For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.

Walk If in our dreams we are aware of having to walk, it usually suggests that we are capable of making a part of our life journey by ourselves without any help. Going for a walk We can enjoy the process of recharging our batteries and clearing our minds.

3- The image of a journey becomes more apparent as time goes on and death approaches. We become more aware of reaching our final destination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of keeping something denotes your desire for a person or item that you want in your life, or gratitude and/or attachment for what you already have. You might be grappling with issues of responsibility, deservability, and worthiness regarding that which you already have. See Attachment.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Complete Dream Book

If in a dream someone gives you a keepsake It signifies that you will have to accept new responsibility.... The Complete Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In Chinese lore, the kite symbolised the wind and even today it represents freedom. So, to dream of flying a kite can remind us of the carefree days of childhood when we were without responsibility. Often the colour is important (see Colour), as may be the material from which it is made.

While flying a kite, we arc at the mercy of the wind unless we have a fair degree of expertise. In dreams it is recognisable that we have some expertise in our everyday lives.

A kite represents the dreamer’s need for, or recognition of, forthcoming spiritual freedom, ‘fo be free of constraints and to be ‘pulling our own strings,’ as it were.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of flying a kite can remind us of the carefree days of childhood when we were without responsibility. Often the colour is important, as may be the material from which it is made. In more mundane terms, to be flying a kite may suggest ambition and career goals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Your lover will be very industnous in making your marriage a happy one.

If you are the one knitting, then it is you on whom the bulk of the responsibility will fall to make the marriage a success.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of this traditional African celebration, then this symbolizes harvest, family values, community responsibility, commerce, and -improvement.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman dreams of being in labour she should look at her wish and desire to be pregnant.

If a man dreams of his wife or partner being in labour, it may show his readiness to take on the responsibility of a family, or even new responsibilities at work.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Responsibility and restraint.

2. Difficulties in domestic affairs.

3. Positive changes are coming soon, usually in environ­ment (to argue with a landlord). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Figurative of custodian responsibility, i.E.

The decision is in the lap of the judge... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a leader reflect confidence, boldness, that you are taking responsibility for your actions, manage your power, and hold a position of influence in your life.

If you are following a leader, then this is about your issues with authority figures. You are becoming aware of what part of you is leading the show. You are standing up and taking center stage of your life and are coming into your power.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a leak represent a waist, loss, or drain of your energy, and a hole in your power circle.

The leak is usually where there is an unhealed wound or shock, and you are realizing that if you don’t contain your energy responsibly, then you become needy of the energy of the people around you. Your dream is a message to take responsibility for your power and greatness.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A message or lesson from one level of consciousness to another.

2. A feeling that too much responsibility is being taken on.

3. A general thirst for knowledge or a desire to learn a new skill, intellectual stimulation. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: We may have a strong desire to get away from responsibility or difficulties, but must be careful how we handle it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Wanting to leave, often because of stress, overwork, and marital conflicts. Desire for irresponsibility. Also a sign that, having assumed power in order to move out of the situation, you have freed yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of life insurance symbolize a fear of death and change. You may be attempting to avoid the inevitable. Take heart in knowing that your life is eternal and your soul is immortal. Also, this dream can represent your willingness to take responsibility for your life, for your legacy and the well-being of your family, and that you are coming to terms with your mortality.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A lion carries self-esteem, self-love, and pride. With its loud roar it vocalizes significance demanding honor. As the king or world redeemer, the lion denotes bravery, courage, and social responsibility. In its contrary aspect, it can come co warn against egocenmsm. an inflated sense of pnde, or self-aggrandizement.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a load represents that you are feeling burdened, pressured and overwhelmed with responsibility. Perhaps you are doing for others what they can do for themselves. Your dream is giving you the message that it is time for you to share your burden. See Co-dependent.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Splitting a log: you are trying to straighten out a “blockhead,” and bring him to his senses. Stubbing your toe on a log: boorish, uncouth people have insulted you. Carrying a log on your back: you are taking on an unnecessary Burden, one that will do nobody any good.

Depth Psychology: The log stands for an unnecessary’ burden or irritating responsibility you have assumed and for which you will not be rewarded. It can also be a warning to defend yourself against the rudeness of others.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of winning the lottery, represents your inner desires to live without having to worry about financial and material troubles.

If you just dream of buying lottery tickets, you are relying too much on fate instead of taking responsibility for your own actions and decisions.... My Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

Responsibility, authority, office, 1 Kings 19:19.

The color of the mantle will give you insight into the meaning of the dream ... Christian Dream Symbols

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a mayor represent your relationship with the role of responsibility, respect, and that of decision maker. Your dream may be telling you that it is time to take charge of your life because major changes will come as a result of you willingness to take responsibility for your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: As a symbol of fertility, the maypole can appear in a woman’s dream as a promise of things to come. In a man’s dream it may well mark the taking on of responsibility. In former times, relationships begun on mayday, when the maypole dances took place, lasted for a year and a day, thus honouring the goddess of fertility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Radio, television and other media all feed our need to know and emotionally give a false sense of ownership, particularly of celebrities and their lives. In dreams, where once media would have meant the possession of facts, now it can symbolize a form of intrusion on our part.

To be aware of any of the tools of the media suggests that we need to be conscious of our sense of responsibility towards other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Any metal appearing in dreams represents the restrictions of the real world. It can represent basic abilities and attributes, but also can be hardness of feeling or emotional rigidity.

An article made of lead suggests a heavy responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream it will depend on whether she has suffered a miscarriage, since nowadays she may not have given herself time to grieve properly. When a man dreams of his partner’s miscarriage, it highlights fears over changes in responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Love; romance; intuitions arising from the uncon­scious; one’s inner world of fantasy, imagination, the psychic. Because of its connection with the tides, the deep inner move­ments caused by the subtle side of our nature, the tides of feeling, even madness; the pull and attraction of mysterious dark desires; a woman’s strange, sensual, overpowering at­traction. New or old moon: female sexuality, change; intu­ition. Moon’s changes: life, death, rebirth; the tides in our affairs. Full moon: power of the inner drives. Flying to moon: trying to escape reality or responsibility, attempting to break free of limitations. Moonlight: romantic view of the world; not seeing things too clearly; looking within self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being on your mother’s lap: you don’t want to take responsibility for yourself. Is life, with all its responsibilities, tasks, and problems too much for you right now? Did you—psychologically—go back to the early stages of childhood in order to work through experiences from the past? Would you like to “give birth” to something new in your life? Try to find the appropriate answer for the present situation, taking into consideration the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A mountain in a dream represents a great and a noble man who possesses a strongand a commandingvoice, who commands good administration of his affairs and an excellent leadership. It also can be interpreted as a son, a difficult and austere woman, or a businessman.

If the mountain is rounded or flat in the dream, it means difficulties or distress.

A mountain in a dream also could mean achieving one’s goal, a journey, or fulfilling a promise.

If the mountain is standing distinct from other mountains in the dream, the above meanings become stronger.

If the mountain has pasture and stores a source of water, and if it is used as a permanent guarding post, then it represents a pious ruler. However, if it stores no water, and if no pasture grows therein in the dream, it represents a tyrant and a ruler who is an atheist, for in that case, it is dead and does not glorify God Almighty, nor can people benefit from it. In a dream, a mountain that stands high is alive, but a crumbling mountain which has turned into a pile of rocks is dead. Ifa person sees himselfclimbing an erect mountain, eating from its plants and drinking from its water, and ifhe qualifies to govern, it means that he will be appointed to a governing post under the auspices of a stringent ruler, though his subjects do receive benefits from his government.

The size of benefits the governor will acquire is equal to the quantity of food and the measure of water he drinks from it in his dream. Ifthe person is a merchant or a business man, a mountain in his dream represents profits and earning a good reputation.

If climbing the mountain is easy, then there are no benefits in that climbing in the dream, for there are no benefits without hardships.

If at the end of his climbing one thanks God Almighty for what he has reached in the dream, it means that he will become a just ruler.

If he calls to prayers on the top of a mountain or performs his prayers thereat in the dream, it means that he will be appointed to govern.

If one sees himself descending a mountain in a dream, it means loss of rank, business losses, or regret.

If one is accompanied with his king and soldiers in a dream, it means that he is in the company of God Almighty and that of His angels, therefore, he shall be victorious, whereby, he can win a war, conquer an enemy, or renounces his attachment to the world.

If climbing a mountain with difficulty means distress, then descending it in a dream means relief.

If climbing means gaining a higher station, then descending in a dream means losing rank. Ifone sees himself climbing a mountain, though at a certain height he finds himself no longer able to climb or to descend in the dream, it means that he will die young.

If one sees himself falling from a mountain in a dream, it means that he will fall into sin. Ifhe falls and breaks a leg in the dream, it means that he will become despised by his superiors.

A mountain on fire in a dream represents the death of a dangerous person. Leaning against a mountain in a dream represents friendship with someone in authority. Living in the shadow of a mountain in a dream means earning one’s livelihood from such a person and living happily there. Carrying a mountain in a dream means carrying the responsibility of managing the business of a notable merchant, and such responsibilities will bear heavy on him.

If the mountain is radiant with lights, it means that one’s responsibilities will be light too.

If he sees a mountain descending from the heavens in a dream, it represents a visit of the local governor to that locality.

If one sees the mountain rising into the skies in a dream, it means that the governor of that town will be dismissed. Throwing stones from the top of a mountain in a dream means insulting others.

If the mountain is beautifully dressed in the dream, it means that one will command a greater authority. Seeing a mountain at a distance in a dream means a journey.

If one sees an earthquake hitting a mountain in a dream, it means that calamities will befall that land or country.

If an evildoer sees a mountain in his dream, it means that he will surely suffer for his sins. Swallowing a mountain in a dream means commanding and controlling ruthless and strong men. Climbing a mountain until one reaches a flat surface in a dream means serving orphans, or nursing sick people. Entering a cave inside a mountain in a dream means reaching safety.

The good or evil emanating from seeing a mountain in one’s dream depend on its fertility or bareness. Climbing a mountain and enjoying its vegetations and its sweet fresh waters in a dream means sheltering one’s chastity in the company of one’s wife, or learning a knowledge or a trade that will satisfy one’s needs. Climbing a mountain through a straight path in a dream means facing things the way they are.

If one sees mountains moving forward with him, it means a war or a major conflict between people of knowledge. Falling down from the top of a mountain into the middle of beasts, crows, vultures, snakes, mammals, mire, filth, or rats and their different kinds in a dream means abstaining from sins, or refraining from innovation if escaping from them leads one into a mosque where he can enter to pray, or a garden where he can rest in peace. Ifthe mountain crumbles, and ifit is transformed into ashes or dirt in the dream, it means that whoever is meant in that dream shall lose his devotion and waste his life. (Also see Ascending in the skies)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Decoration; Medal; Pendant) In a dream, woman’s necklace or earrings if they are made of pearls represent a gift from her husband.

If they are made of silver in the dream, they mean a physical ailment, and if they are made from beads in the dream, they mean being let down by one’s friends.

A necklace in a dream also represents women’s adornment.

If a man wears a necklace that is incrusted with gold, precious gems or sapphire in a dream, it represents a high ranking appointment, carrying a great responsibility, or fulfilling an important duty.

If one’s decoration also carries some silver coins in the dream, it means marriage to a beautiful woman. Wearing a decoration necklace that is made from silver and adorned with precious gems in a dream represents a political appointment which will be coupled with honor and wealth.

If the necklace is made from iron, it represents a political appointment that will expand one’s power.

If an ornate necklace is made of copper, then it represents mundane profits. Wearing a necklace that is made from beads in the dream represents an appointment with no authority. Woman’s necklace in a dream represents money entrusted to her by her husband. As for a pregnant woman, wearing a necklace in a dream means giving birth to a son.

A broken necklace in a dream means the impeachment of the governor of one’s town. As for a woman, a red necklace in a dream represents a mask.

A necklace for an unmarried woman in a dream represents a husband. Wearing a heavy necklace in a dream means carrying heavy burdens, or it could mean failure to perform one’s duties at work. Any defects or perfection a necklace shows when worn by a woman in a dream represent the condition or the state of her husband or guardian, or it could mean a trust she carries. (Also see Gold; Neckband; Ornaments; Pearl necklace)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Possible signal of emotional or mental ill­ness.

2. To relinquish responsibility for one’s actions and respon­sibilities.

3. Inability to approach a situation or relationship rationally, with clarity of judgment. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

A dream about nickels is an omen that you will receive unexpected gains, but they will come with heavy responsibility. This dream can also be a reflection of your self-image - consider the other symbols in the dream.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When in dreams we are nominated by someone we perhaps should look at the level of commitment we have to our various tasks. When we are nominating someone else, it may be that we do not feel up to a particular emotional responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Reading in a notebook: you are remembering something very important that you had forgotten. Losing a notebook: a well-kept secret will be revealed. Writing in a notebook: someone is fulfilling a responsibility that was promised—even if you had lost faith that the person would ever do so.

Depth Psychology: The notebook is a warning about being forgetful and untidy, and about keeping things more under control. Start writing important appointments and chores on your calendar! Notes (as in a letter or musical notes) Writing a note in a dream indicates false friends. Depth Psychology: Sec Music.... Dreamers Dictionary

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Often our work or office situation gives an environment in dreams with which we feel comfortable. It is slightly more formal than our home, and often deals with our feelings about, or our relationship with, work and authority.

2- To be in an office, particularly if it is not known to us, would suggest some kind of order or burcaucracv is necessary in ou lives.

To be in office, in the sense of holding a post, signifies taking responsibility for what we do.

3- An office in spiritual terms suggests having taken responsibility for who we arc.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreaming of an ostrich indicates that we are attempting to run away from responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A need or desire to recall simple pleasures, usually an emotional need.

2. Need to use caution against immature re­marks.

3. Leave off a heavy load of responsibility. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a parking attendant symbolize that you leaving your physical and emotional well-being in the hands of someone you barely know and abdicating responsibility to someone other than you.

The I-Ching calls “the keeper of keys” (the valet) a design of a person that has possessions in great measure.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Partnership of any sort in dreams signifies a joint spiritual responsibility. Being aware of having a partner highlights the fact that burdens and difficulties can also be shared.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Being a passenger: feeling that circumstances are carrying you along, either because you are passively allowing them to or because you feel powerless to change; sense of being carried along by the process of life, such as ageing. Passenger in car being motivated or moved by someone else’s viewpoints, opinions or enthusiasm; being dependent, per­haps on the person who is driving the car, allowing a second­ary part of self, such as indecision, pride or stubbornness, to direct decisions. Carrying passengers: feeling you are taking the responsibility in work or family. See car. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

When we take responsibility for someone else’s spiritual development we may dream of carrying a passenger.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: If we feel that someone known to us is drawing on our resources we may dream of having a passenger.

If we are ourselves a passenger we should take warning that we are not taking full responsibility for ourselves or our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a patent represent your desire to take credit where credit is due; to honor and take ownership and responsibility for your contributions and creativity.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, to pay for something is to be accountable for it.

To make payment signifies taking responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

For a man the penis represents more than simply his sexual appetite. It depicts the whole drive of life through his glandular system which develops the body type he has, pre­disposes his body towards male sexual characteristics; brings a cenain creative explosiveness to his personality, creates urges towards fatherhood and loving his woman, with con­nected desires to supply the needs of family if he is emotion­ally healthy.

The positive aspect of the penis/masculinity is for him to demand his woman meets his maleness, his canng aggression, his sexual desire, with her own fiery energy and strength. In general, direct reference to sexual feelings, fears, or problems. As these can be quite complex several examples are given below.

Example: ‘So for the third time I held the woman and made love.

The woman’s vagina was like a (lower, I don’t mean to look at, but in physical sensation. My penis felt like it was penetrating petals of flesh and touching with great plea­sure a central receptive area I was left with the feeling of being able to make love again and again without any negative effects. It was a very positive and healthy feeling’ (John T). John is feeling confident about his sexual drive. Although a powerful drive, subtle feelings and fears have an intense influ­ence not only on the pleasure of sex, but also the response of the physical organs.

The relationship with the penis and sex act in one s dream shows what fears, hurts or attitudes are influencing the sexual flow. See castration.

In a woman’s dream, one’s relationship with, desire for, a mate; relationship with one’s own male self—ambition, work capability, aggression, intellect; depicts the relationship with, genital sexuality with, one’s panner. As with Sally in the next example, the events in the dream define the problem or rela­tionship. Example: ‘My lover Terry, myself and another woman are all on our bed.

The other woman seemed very sure of herself and kissed Terry in a very intimate way, he doing the same to her as I lay very near to both of them. Then Terry stuck his bottom in the air and staned to lick my chest and breast. I found myself licking around the penis, felt I was under some kind of pressure from both the other two to do so but didn’t feel too shattered as I did it with love for Terry, but I had a bitter taste in my mouth’ (Sally P). In talking about this dream Sally said she often struggled with what she wanted and what her panner wanted in sex. She might go along with his needs, but not find it palatable. Even if she did do it with some love, it might have a bad taste in her mouth*.

Example: T felt as if I were as one with Terry and I realised he was trying to make a journey into his mother s vagina, as his penis. Her vagina looked like a long dark tunnel and was threatening to him. I said, “You haven’t given your mother satisfaction and you say you will not.” Then he was really smashed up in body. Withdrawing into a garden with a high green hedge. I took a leaf from the hedge and began to pull it apan with my hands. Terry said, “Look what you are doing, teasing me.” I felt withdrawal wasn’t the way and staned to follow him, walking alongside the hedge. I said, “It feels like you are strangling me, so why don’t you do it and kill me?” (We have been going through a lot of sexual withdrawal, Terry saying his sexuality was his to do with as he wanted.)’ (Sally P). This second dream of Sally’s is a shrewd summing up of Terry’s sexual fears. In fact Terry suffered a great deal of anxi­ety about sex, and later uncovered the son of fear and desire to avoid giving his mother satisfaction in becoming a full blooded man shown in the dream. Our unconscious is a very capable psychologist, and while Terry in Sally’s dream repre­sents her insights regarding him—and must not be seen as a statement of fact about Terry—such insights are often enor­mously useful in dealing with relationship difficulties.

Example: ‘Was in a house with my wife. Outside the door was something which wanted to come into her—an invisible being. We were frightened and it said “Do not be afraid, I want you to put your penis in your wife and wait for me to activate you. In that way you will form a body for me.” I woke and realised the dream was moving me to parenthood. Al­ready having three children I realised this would mean an­other 20 years of responsibility. Nevertheless my wife and I made love. Two weeks later I dreamt my wife was pregnant with a son. In fact nine months later she bore a son’ (Nigel I). In this interesting dream sequence the penis is Nigel’s drive to be a father. See castrate; bed; knob; pole; reptiles; sausage; examples in flower and tunnel. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The people who appear in dreams are the characters with which we write our ‘play’. Often they appear simply as themselves, particularly if they are people we know or have a relationship with in the here and now. We may introduce them in order to highlight a specific quality or characteristic. We may also permit them into our dream scenario as projections of our inner life or stale of being. Finally, they may signify someone who is more important than the dreamer.

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The people who appear in dreams are the characters with which we write our ‘play’. Often they appear simply as themselves, particularly if they are people we know or have a relationship with in the here and now. We may introduce them in order to highlight a specific quality or characteristic. We may also permit them into our dream scenario as projections of our inner life or state of being, or as ways of handling problems in our everyday life. 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 our everyday life. Below are interpretations of some of the most common interactions with people in dreams. 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 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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a pet represent an adored, loveable, and innocent aspect of yourself. Perhaps you are feeling that you have domesticated your animal nature. Also, this dream can represent your attitudes and feelings about responsibility, caring and protecting, and the sacrifices you make in order to care for the vulnerable yet wild aspect of yourself. See Dog, Cat, Bird and Fish.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a pet store signifies your accountability and responsibility in a current task at hand.

To dream of buying pet represents a desire to inculcate oneself with the qualities of that pet.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of Peter Pan represent the aspect of you that is immature yet magical, and that you may be avoiding adult responsibility and allowing others to take care of you. This dream may be a message for you to stop flying around in make believe, let your feet touch planet earth, and bring some of your magic into adulthood.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Christian Dream Symbols

A symbol of responsibility, support, and strength, Jer. 1:18. Pillars are also elders or mature Christians, Gal. 2:9... Christian Dream Symbols

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- One symbolism of a pillar is phallic, but another one is prob- ablv more accurate. We are able to create stabilitv and to stand firm in the presence of difficulty. In dreams, to find that we are a pillar of the community suggests that we should be taking more responsibility for our actions.

2- Pillars mostly indicate a sort of support, so to become aware of supporting pillars indicates that the structure that we have given our lives may need some attention. Esoterically. for there to be two pillars in a dream highlights the difference between the masculine and the feminine.

The left pillar represents the feminine, and is often seen as being black.

The right is masculine, and is seen in dreams as white.

3- The contrast between spiritual and material power is seen as two pillars in dreams.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: One symbolism of a pillar is phallic, but another one is probably more accurate. We are able to create stability and to stand firm in the presence of difficulty. In dreams, to find that we are a pillar of the community suggests that we should be taking more responsibility for our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a pilot signify that you are taking charge of your success, and claiming responsibility for where you want to go in life. You are reaching for the stars of your greatest achievement. Regardless of the turbulence in life, you are rising from glory to greater glory. See Airplane.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Being in the cockpit of an airplane may represent being in control of your destination in business or in life in general. It may indicate your competence and confidence in handling the responsibility of making all the decisions. Crashing an airplane may point to the failure of a business venture.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of visiting a family planning centre, she may be becoming aware of her wish to be pregnant. In a man’s dream this may suggest his wish or need to take responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being in an old-fashioned theater, you will have pleasure in the company of new friends. You will probably find that things in your life run quite smoothly shortly after this dream.

If you dream of watching a play in a theatre, one of your male friends is interested in a more romantic relationship with you. You may date him for social reasons, even if you don’t like him that way.

If you dream that you are acting in a play, these happy times will be interrupted by something annoying.

If you applaud and laugh at a theatre, you will avoid responsibility to chase after your whims. Dreaming of being an actor/actress can also mean that you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.

If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Watching actors in a dream means you feel out of control. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life.

If you have trouble getting to or from a play in your dream, or if there are upsetting or weird scenes in the play, you will be confronted with unpleasant surprises.

If you have to escape from a theater in your dream, because of a fire or another danger, it is a signal that you will engage in a risky enterprise in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are playing poker suggests that a situation in your waking life requires strategy and careful planning. You need to think things out before carrying out your actions.

If your dream centers around the gambling aspect of the game, you may be participating in some risk-taking activity in real life. You may be letting fate decide how things go, and not taking responsibility for your actions. Also see “Poker Chip” below.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

A dream involving the police means you feel guilty for not honoring a promise or obligation.

If you dream that you are a police officer, this represents your own sense of morality and conscience. Your unconscious mind may be trying to guide you down a straight path.

If you dream of being an undercover cop, you are feeling guilty about your past actions.

To dream that you or others are being chased by the police, suggests that you are trying to avoid responsibility for something.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of pollution denote that you’ve been careless with your resources. This dream is a message for you to take personal responsibility and make some major changes in your life style.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Industry and hard work.

2. Success on a project or life’s journey (as in “taking shape” or “shaping up”).

3. Feelings of re­sponsibility, perhaps sole responsibility, for a project. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of pregnancy usually denotes a fairly protracted waiting period being necessary for something. possibly the completion of a project.

A new area of our potential or personality is developing. Interestingly enough, to dream of pregnancy seldom actually means one’s own pregnancy although it can indicate pregnancy in someone around us.

2- To dream of someone else being pregnant suggests that we are in a position to observe part of ourselves developing new skills or characteristics. We may be unaware of what the outcome of this process will be.

To dream of a man being pregnant, particularly if it is a woman’s dream, is probably a projection of her own wish for the man to take responsibility within her life.

3- There is always a gestation period in spiritual work. We may have to be patient and wait for a natural process to take place so that we can fulfil a task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of someone else being pregnant suggests that we are in a position to observe part of ourselves developing new skills or characteristics. We may be unaware of what the outcome of this process will be.

To dream of a man being pregnant, particularly if it is a woman’s dream, is probably a projection of her own wish for the man to take responsibility within her life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Interestingly enough, for a woman to dream of pregnancy seldom actually means her own pregnancy, although it can indicate pregnancy in someone around her.

For a man, dreaming of the pregnancy of his wife or partner can indicate his willingness to take on extra responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a president denote that you are stepping into leadership, standing in your authority and taking responsibility for your life. This dream could also reflect your issues and feelings about the government. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by right; that is, those aspects that 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. Also consult the entry for camelot.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a principal denote your issues with authority.

If you dream that you are the principal, then this dream reflects the way you handle your power and responsibility.

If you dream of being in a weaker position beneath the principal, then this dream is about how you struggle for power, rebel, or learn from someone in a higher position. This dream could be wordplay, giving you the message to connect with your higher principles.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Cage) Imprisonment in a dream means benefits, money and comfort. It also could mean the reversal of one’s condition for the worst. Becoming a prisoner in a dream also could mean making unnecessary and wasted efforts to unveil a secret. In general, prison in a dream means difficulties and humiliation.

If one sees a known personality or a government administrator imprisoned or jailed, it could mean the same.

If one sees himself incarcerated in a large prison in a dream, it means that he will stand before a strong person who will delegate an important responsibility to him, and from which he will gain spiritual advancement.lfhe is incarcerated in an unknownjail which is built from plaster in a dream, then it represents his grave. Ifone sees himself locked and tied-up inside a house in a dream, it means a positive advancement in his life.

If in such a place one sees himself being tortured in a dream, it means that his benefits and profits will be greater.

If a woman sees herself imprisoned in a dream, it means that she will marry an important person or an older person.

If in one’s dream the prison is administered by a religious authority, it means that one correctly prescribes to his religion.

If it is a civil prison, then it means adversities, sufferings and distress caused by hypocrisy and by blaming others.

An unknown prison in a dream means the world.

A prison in a dream also represents an ill-natured wife, a difficult cause, silence, or controlling one’s tongue, the perfidy of one’s enemy, accusations, allegations, associating with rich people, one’s grave, suspension of travels because of an illness, losing one’s 342 drive, poverty, or unhappiness. Entering a prison in a dream also means longevity, or reuniting with one’s beloved.

If one chooses to live in a sanctuary away from people in a dream, it means that he will be protected from sin.

If a sick person leaves his prison cell in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.

If a prisoner sees the gates of his jail open, or if there is a hole in the wall, or a ray of light, or if the ceiling of one’s prison disappears and he can see the skies and stars above him, or ifhe can see them through the walls of his cell in a dream, it means that he will escape from jail.

A prison in a dream also represents the safe return of a traveller, or the death of a sick person. Ifone sees himself imprisoned and tide-up by someone in authority in a dream, it represents adversities he wishes for them to be removed. Walking out of such an imprisonment in a dream means relieffrom such adversities Ifone is travelling, it means that he is a heedless, and if he is sick, it means that his sickness is a prolonged one. It is also said that imprisonment in a dream may mean that one’s prayers are answered and that his difficulties and distress will be removed.

If one sees himself incarcerated in an unknown jail of an unknown location and whose dwellers have uncommon appearance in a dream, such a prison then represents his grave.

If a sick person sees himself walking out of an unknown prison, or out of a tiny house into a large open space in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and fully enjoy his life.

If one sees himself incarcerated in a prison he does not recognize in a dream, it means that he will marry a woman through whom he will prosper and have children.

If one sees himselftied-up inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will profit and witness blessings that will show in his household members.

If one who is experiencing difficulties in his life sees himself tied-up to a chair or to a wall in a dream, it means that his problems and fears will be dispelled.

If one sees himselfbuilding a prison in a dream, it means that he will meet a righteous man, or an Imam who will guide him on the straight path.

A prison in a dream also represents paralysis, arrogance, self-deception, or incarcerating troublesome people.

If one sees a deceased person in jail in a dream, it means that he is in hell. Ifone sees himself imprisoned in a dream, it also means that he may enter a forbidden place, a house of a prostitution, or a tavern. (Also see Cage; Imam; Mental hospital)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of punctuality denotes efficiency, organization, responsibility and -respect.

If you dream of being late, then this is a venting dream helping you to release feelings of inadequacy and your struggle with time. Also, dreams of punctuality can represent an overemphasis on time, and an inability to be in the moment.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Bad conscience and masochism. Moral problems, similar to Confession. It is also possible that you will be asked to consider taking responsibility for somebody, or that you need to forgive somebody.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of quarters (the coin), you will receive unexpected gains but they will come with responsibility. Make sure you act in accordance with your inner values! If your dream featured a quarter (one fourth) of anything, you will experience some delays or changes in your current plans.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Quitting a responsibility or feeling is to gain a sense of freedom from concern and it is this sense of freedom that allows us to experience new ideas and concepts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Depending upon the feeling tone of this dream, dreams of a realtor can either represent opportunism, or it can represent that you are connecting with the aspect of yourself that is grounded and who is giving you a ‘reality’ check. Perhaps you are realizing all that you’ve been buying into, and you are dealing with issues of responsibility and ownership, territory and power. See Salesman and Property.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The idea of keeping spiritual records is quite a powerful one. These may range from the akashic records, an accounting of our personal thoughts words and actions in a cosmic sense, through to keeping notes of our own progress as we travel the spiritual path.

The first is an idea that exists in most religions in one form or another and the latter allows us to take full responsibility for who we are and also to chart our progress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of being in a rehab clinic, the dream is telling you that you are in danger of being overwhelmed by some burden that you are trying to carry alone. Don’t be proud and foolish - ask others for help. You may also be denying responsibility for your own actions.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreams have a way of introducing or rather reintroducing us to truths which we have long known to be.

If spirituality is taken to be an inner truth, and religion as that which links us back to source, then it must be the case that religious imagery partly assists in that function of recognition. Using images that cannot be interpreted successfully in any other way reinforces the idea of spirituality being something separate in us. Because the images are so specific they may be startling.

2- When the individual, through deliberate or spontaneous neglect, denies himself access to the store of religious imagery in waking life, dreams will often react to this lack and try to compensate by jolting the dreamer back into an awareness of his inner spirit. In today’s society it is very easy to fasten on the hypocritical aspects of religion and to acccpt that hypocrisy. It is also easy to make the assumption that the outward forms of religion often deny the existence of a true inner reality. This rejection can be valid, since it is not until the individual accepts responsibility for his own existence that true spirituality emerges.

If spirituality the inner truth that we all hold is neglected, it will not go away: it will simply reappear in its negative and terrifying form. In waking life the closest image we have to that is the Devil (see Devil), or the more vengeful Indian gods. Our own personalised demons can be more frightening than those.

3- If we are prepared to accept that each truth will have its own personal slant, and that we must get back to the basic truth, all dreams can be interpreted from a spiritual point of view. This is especially true of religious imagery. Most interpretations have had to be stated in general terms and are given here only as guidelines. When the reader can throw away the book and say that the interpretations are not valid, then he will have taken on personal responsibility.

Angel In spiritual terms the angel symbolises pure being and freedom from earthly matters.

Angels tend to be androgynous, and arc not recognised either as male or female. There is a hierarchy of angels; 1) Angels (the realm closest to the physical), 2) Cherubim and 3) Seraphim. As more people are seeking spirituality; there are those who have become more aware of the angel form, particularly in dreams. It is vital that the dreamer is able to differentiate between the personalised aspect of the Higher Self, and the angelic form, since they arc similar but different. Dark angels are reputed to be those angelic beings who have not yet totally rejected the ego or earthly passions. When this image appears in a dream, we are being alerted to a spiritual transgression, which often has already happened. Warning angels usually symbolise what should not be clone. Buddha (also see individual entry) The figure of Buddha appearing in dreams highlights the necessity to be aware of the Qualities of Being which Buddha taught. It links us to the power of renunciation and of suffering, but in the sense that experience of suffering is valid. Ceremony/Ritual (also see individual entries) Ceremony and ritual are all part of the heightening of awareness which occurs on the path to spirituality. In dream ceremony the images are even more vivid.

Christ appearing in dreams epitomises the recognition of the ability to reconcile the physical and the spiritual, God and Man. He personifies Perfect Man, a state to which we all aspire. Appearing on the cross he signifies redemption through suffering. We do not need to be crucified physically to suffer.

The ideal Christ is that part of ourselves which is prepared to take on our portion of the sufferings in the world by- working within the world.

The anarchic Christ is the part of us whose love and lust for life permit us to break through all known barriers.

The Cosmic Christ is the part that is prepared to take on Cosmic Responsibility that is, to be connected with the Universal Truth. While these aspects have been spoken of in Christian terms, obviously they- are also present in all religious figures. Church, chapel, temple (also see Church Buildings) We all are aware of our need for sanctuary from the batterings of the everyday world. Within the church we / are free to form a relationship with our own personal God. In dreams we may also have the realisation that our body is our temple. Church or Religious Music These sounds, dedicated to the perception of God that one has. are sacred sounds and are a way of expanding the spirit. Crucifixion images in a dream link with the human being’s need to sacrifice himself through passion and through pain. Devil (also see individual entry) In dreams the Devil represents temptation. This often arises from the repressed sexual drives which demand attention. It may also signify the Shadow (see Introduction). Ghosts (also see individual entry) Independent forces within, which arc separate from the individual’s will. It will depend on the dreamer’s belief as to whether lie accepts the appearance of ghosts as psychological or spiritual apparitions. Gods/Goddesses (also see individual entries) We are each given the opportunity to make real our fullest potential. In doing so, we must undertake an exploration and possibly a confrontation of our perception of gods and goddesses.

Hell is a state of being where nothing is ever as it seems and could be thought of as continually existing in a state of negative illusion. Reputedly it is a state of Spiritual Agony where one’s worst dreams are fulfilled. Heaven is a state of being where the energy is of such a high frequency that there is no suffering. In dreams it appears when the individual is transmuting his awareness into dimensions other than the physical. It is reputedly a placc where bliss exists. It is also known as Nirvana and Samadhi. Holy Communion The belief that Christ’s body was transmuted into heavenly food symbolised by the Last Supper appears in dreams as the intake of spiritual food. Holy Communion represents a sacred sharing. Icon (also see individual entry) An icon is a representation of a religious figure or concept. It can, through usage, become revered as a holy object in its own right. Incense (also see individual entry) Incense is an offering to the gods and a physical form of prayer through perfume and smoke. Initiation takes place when some barrier is transcended to enable us to have access to other ways of being.

Mary, the Mother of God/Virgin Mother flic symbolism of Mary, both as the maiden and as the mother, is a potent one. She epitomises all that is woman, and all that is holy Moses often appears in dreams as the holy figure who will lead us out of difficulty.

Old and New Testaments or all religious books A resource and a repository for knowledge is available in dream imagary this will often appear as books. Priest/Prophet A conflict between the present and the future.

A Religious Service is the act of worship which is used to bring people together. It is recognised in dreams, perhaps as an act of integration of the whole self, and as an illustration that the whole is greater than the parts. Third Eye This is the developed clairvoyant perceptiveness that comes with spiritual development. It is the Third Eye of Buddha and symbolises unity and balance. In no case does it represent a physical quality, though it is thought to link with the pineal gland.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Interpersonal responsibility, what we pay’ for what we have or want. Collecting rent: what we want from others, or what we are getting from them in the way of feelings, influ­ences. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Paying rent in dreams is to undertake a personal responsibility. We arc prepared to look after ourselves and to take responsibility for who we are. Receiving rent suggests that we have entered into a transaction which will benefit us.

2- There comes a time when, if we wish to maximise our potential, we must find a spacc of our own.

Paying rent allows us to do this. In dreams this can be seen as an independent act.

3- Often in spiritual terms we must relearn how to handle money and value.

The image of paying rent gives this concept a focus.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Paying rent in dreams is to undertake a personal responsibility. We are prepared to look after ourselves and to take responsibility for who we are. Receiving rent suggests that we have entered into a transaction that will benefit us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Apartment)

Transitory conditions in your life that exact a price, but produce no permanent results.

What’s being rented here will improve your dream’s interpretive value.

For example, renting a car indicates that you may have a tendency to shuffle responsibility- or run with other people’s ideas instead of developing your own.

Wanting creature comforts without having to exert a lot of physical, mental, or emotional effort to keep them.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of taking a ride signify that you are in a state of allowing, surrender, trusting, and abdicating responsibility to someone else. Your dream may be making you aware that you have allowed someone other than you to be in the driver’s seat of your life, and they may be taking you for a ride, so, perhaps it is time to reclaim your power.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Well-known phallic and power symbol (a rod of the chieftain, the magician, the king, or emperor). It points to a search for personal freedom.

The shepherd’s rod refers to the responsibility for drives and physical urges.

The animals that the shepherd is guarding are the symbol for the animal side. See Wood, Fishing Rod.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Exuberance; flowing life energy; strong and easy motiva­tion, Running away; avoiding one’s own emotions or sexual­ity; not meeting problems in a way that will resolve them; anxiety about what you are running from; feelings of guilt. Running to: anxiety; responsibility and self-giving; sometimes running towards danger. Running as if made of lead: held back by one’s own hesitations. Example: There followed a nightmare of running along streets, round corners, knowing I was being followed and trying to get away. Then I met a friend who was also running away. She took me down a nar­row street full of down and outs and prostitutes’ (Pauline B).

Idioms: run for one’s money; run of the house; out of the running; on the run; run along; run down; run for it; run out of steam; run out on someone; run up against, run wild. See second example in emotions, mood; Am / meeting things I fear? in dream processing; nightmares; chased. See also lu­cidity. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be running in a dream suggests speed and flow.

To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.

To be run- ning away from signifies fear and an inability to do something.

2- Obviously in dreams of running, time and place are significant. Where we are going will perhaps indicate why speed is needed, although if we arc being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.

To be running something as in managing - is to be taking responsibility.

3- Running in dreams suggests the potential for anxiety or distress. Spiritually we may be trying to do something too quickly.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Obviously in dreams of running, time and place are significant. Running a marathon is today a group activity and will in dreams suggest competition. Where we are going will perhaps indicate why speed is needed.

If we are being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.

To be running something – managing – is to be taking responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of running away from home, this suggests you are trying to avoid an issue in your real life. Pretending it doesn’t exist could make things worse - you will not solve problems until you face them head on. This dream also suggests that you are not taking or accepting responsibility for your actions. In cases where the dreamer’s home life is very difficult, this dream can represent a straight-forward wish to live in a happier place.... My Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreaming about carrying a saddle may indicate that you are saddled with too much responsibility. It may point to the importance of mounting the horse and nding free to your purpose and destiny.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Sitting in a saddle: you are going places in your life, because you are “in the saddle.” Falling out of a saddle: expect to lose your good reputation. Seeing a saddle: you will receive a valuable gift—but there is a responsibility attached to it.

Depth Psychology: You are now prepared to accept an unpleasant obligation, but don’t force your will on other people or misuse them for your own selfish reasons. You can use unconscious energies in the pursuit of higher goals. See Horse, Riding.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are a samurai symbolizes respect and responsibility. It indicates that you are having issues and problems fulfilling an obligation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The word scapegoat actually comes from the sacrificing of a goat to appease the gods, and in dreams this symbol can be highly relevant.

If in our dream we are the scapegoat for someone else’s action then we are being turned into a victim. Other people maybe trying to make us pay for their misdcmcanours.

If we are making another person a scapegoat then this indicates a blame shift, and that we are not taking responsibility for our own actions.

Often in families and teams one member takes the brunt of all the projections from the rest of the family or group. He (or she) is continually belittled or laughed at. and can be blamed for all sorts of things which are not their fault. They become the scapegoat. In dreams, however, there is recognition that there is an aspect of cooperation and collaboration in the dreamer. We need to do something to redress the balance, and often the solution can only come from us.

3- This represents the sacrificial victim, dying that others might live.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- fhe sceptic is representative of royal power and sovereignty. When it appears in dreams it is usually indicative of the fact that we have given someone authority over us. We have abdicated responsibility to the point that the inner self has to take over.

The sceptre also has the same symbolism as most rods, which is, of course, phallic.

2- If we are holding the sceptre we have the ability to transmit the life forcc.

If someone else is using the sceptre and is bestowing honour or power on us, then we can accept that we have succeeded in our particular project.

3- The sceptre can represent the magic wand and in dreams can indicate our right to use such magic. Spiritually it also signifies the transmission of divine power from above rather than below. Thus it is masculine power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When it appears in dreams a sceptre indicates that we have given someone authority over us. We have abdicated responsibility to the point where the inner self has to take over.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Animals

1- Historically, a wax seal confirmed authority and power. It was also a symbol of identity.

Nowadays in dreams, it is much more likely to signify legality or correct moral action. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.

2- When we dream of legal documents, to become aware of the seal can indicate that a conclusion has been reached which is both binding and secret.

To be breaking a seal indicates that we arc possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. It has also been suggested that a man breaking a seal in a woman’s dream suggests that she will lose her virginity or purity at some level.

3- Spiritually a seal suggests hidden knowledge. Not all esoteric and occult information is available to everyone. Such information is only entrusted to someone who has the courage to break the seal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of legal documents, and are particularly aware of the seal, it can indicate that a conclusion has been reached in waking life which is both binding and secret.

To be breaking a seal indicates that we are possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A transfer of responsibility or authority, i.E. Wearing another’s shoes is experiencing their walk in life; a hat is a transfer of authority... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a member of the cabinet means being faced with decisions for which you would rather not take responsibility. Seek professional advice!... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

in dreams Although sex is symbolised in many dreams, where it appears directly it shows that the dreamer is able to accept their sexual urges and hurts more easily. What is then imponant is to attempt an understanding of what setting or drama the sexual element occurs in. Our psychological and sexual natures, like our physical, never stand still in develop­ment unless a pain or problem freezes them at a particular level of maturity. Therefore our sexual dreams, even if our sex life is satisfactory, show us what growth, what new challenge, is being met.

Example: My lover was standing behind me, and John, my husband, was standing in front of me. I was asking John to have sex with me and at the same time thinking, “Oh, hell, if he does he will think we have something going between us.” I felt no flow towards John but felt somehow I was trying to tell my lover that I was desirable’ (Sally A). Sally’s dream needs no interpretation. Such clear dreams show that Sally is ready to be directly aware of what she is doing in her relationships.

If the sex in the dream is deeply symbolised, it suggests the dreamer is less willing to be aware of their motivations or connected painful feelings. Even though Sally’s dream was clear, it was still dealing with an area of her sexuality she was not clearly conscious of.

If she had been aware, it is doubtful whether she would have dreamt it.

Example: ‘I was in a farmyard.

A small boy climbed all over the bull. It became terribly angry. It had been chained without attention too long. Now it tore away and sought the cows.

The gates were closed, but the bull smashed through the enclosing fence. I rushed to the fence and sat astride it, but on seeing that the bull smashed it like match wood, I looked around for some safe place.

The bull charged the first cow to mount it, but so terrible was its energy and emotion that it could not express as sex. It smashed the cow aside as it had done the fence. Then it rushed the next and tossed it over its head, charging and smashing the next. I climbed into somebody’s garden, trying to get out of the district’ (Arthur J). Although this dream depicts Arthur’s chained’ sexual drive using the bull, it is still fairly obvious.

If we consider the setting and plot of the dream, as suggested above, we see that Arthur is desperately trying to avoid responsibility for, or try­ing to escape, his own sexual drive—figuratively ‘sitting on the fence’.

Example: ‘My husband and I were walking down a road. We were going in the same direction together. I started to sing with a very happy feeling but then felt I should stop because he would say the happiness was because I had had sex. I sensed he knew what I was thinking as I walked along. He then quietly began to sing and the dream ended with me smiling to myself. We had sexual cut off for four weeks but had made love that afternoon’ (Joan W). In talking about this dream Joan said she felt it slightly embarrassing to admit that sex gave her feelings of happiness. She liked to believe she was perfectly happy without it. It is probably out of the slight conflict between her conscious attitude and her feeling of well-being after sex that the dream was produced. See ani­mals; adolescent; affair; devil, Christ, Shadow under arche­types; bag; banana; bed; example in bite; black person; breasts and penis under body; bud; candle; cane; castration; ceremony, ritual; clothes; compensatory theory; cuckoo; cup; dam; dance; third example in danger; defence mecha­nisms; dragon; drum; emotions, mood; ejaculation; second example under evil; founh example under husband in family; feelings; homosexuality; horns; hostility; example in door under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; insects; jun­gle; kiss, left, right; lift; second example under light; man; masturbation; mirror; murder; nest; oval; pole; prostitute; purse; rape; refrigerate; religion and dreams; first example under reptiles; sadism; sex while asleep; wordplay, puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a child is first born, its first awareness is of itself as an individual. It has to learn that it is now separate from its mother and cope with the separation. It begins to become ‘conscious’ of itself, and of its need for warmth, comfort and love. One vital stage of growth is the baby’s fascination with its own body and the ability to be physical. This is as much to do with what feels comfortable and nice how it feels to be in one’s own skin, as it were. It is at this point that lie or she learns about touch, whether il is nice to touch or be touched, and even if touch is permissible. If, for instance, the child is handled roughly, there may be a fear of being touched, which may later manifest as a sexual difficulty.

While the original trauma may be suppressed, it will often surface in dreams when the time is appropriate. Real growth takes place when the individual is not afraid of the curiosity which allows an innocent exploration of his own body. Dreams will often allow us to explore this physicality in a safe way.

2- Dreams highlight the whole range of the individual’s sexuality. Only if lie ignores his own sexual nature and fails to appreciate his own life force do the negative aspects make themselves obvious in dreams. This is a natural attempt to balance the waking state which may have been over-intcllectu- aliscd, or over-dramatised. Contact with others then bcconies necessary; and often this need will make itself apparent in dreams. Various aspects of sex and sexuality can be interpreted as follows: Bisexuality Within ourselves we hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and there is often conflict between the inner and the outer. This can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality and a need for some kind of union with members of both sexes. Castration in a dream suggests fear of loss of masculinity and sexual power.

Clothes in sexual dreams can have particular relevance often to do with the dreamer’s perception of him or herself: being fully clothed would suggest some feeling of .guilt.

Contraception Dreaming of contraception can indicate a fear of pregnancy and birth. Ejaculation/Emission The images in a dream prior to orgasm can suggest the nature of the dreamer’s attitude to sex and sexuality.

The conflicts which arise in the dreamer because of his sexual desire for someone can be dealt with in the dream state through dreaming of emission or orgasm. Fetishes Fetishes arc a fixation 011 an external object without which there can be 110 sexual act. This is a little akin to a child not being able to go to sleep without his comforter. There is some evidence for the belief that, at an unconscious level, man would prefer a life of celibacy and, by projecting his energies onto an object, he abdicates responsibility. In dreams, therefore, a fetish can highlight fear, immaturity and lack of capability. Hermaphrodite (also see Individual Entry) Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) suggests either bisexuality, which is an erotic attraction to both sexes, or androgy ny the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities. Homosexuality is taken to mean the desire for sex with a partner who is the same sex. More properly, it is a desire for someone who is the same as oneself. It is this aspect that comes across in dreams.

If the dreamer can identify what is similar to himself or herself in ways that arc not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted. Incest (also see individual entry) in a dream usually characterises the need for expressed love that is, love expressed in a more tactilc way. In dreams incest can highlight guilty feelings about one’s parents or members of the family. Intercourse (or petting) The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate level can translate itself into intercourse in a dream.

If intercourse is interrupted the dreamer may have inhibitions of which he or she is not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of one’s personality; If a child is then born that integration has been successful. Kiss This can indicate a mark of respect or a desire lo stimulate the dream partner. It suggests we should be aware of what arousal we ourselves need. Masochism The desire to hurt oneself or to be hurt in dreams through sex arises from two causes.

The first is to be a martyr (to suffer for one’s ‘sins’) and the second to feel extreme emotion of one sort or another. We mav not allow ourselves to feel deeply in everyday life.

Masturbation The child learns to comfort himself through masturbation, so dreaming of masturbation is a need for comfort. Perversion When sexual perversion appears in dreams we are avoiding, or attempting to avoid, issues to do with closeness and bonding.

Phallus Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine. It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form. It is resurrection and the renewal of life. Rape Any image of rape appearing in dreams can be as much to do with violation of personal space as with the sexual act. Sexual rape is unlikely to appear in the dreams of, for instance, sexually abused children. It may only appear as an image when the adult is ready to deal with the trauma. Sadism (also see individual entry) Sadism appearing in a dream would suggest that it is probably a counterbalance to the dreamer’s conscious way of being in the world. In everyday life he may be cither very timid, in which case the dream is an escape mechanism or. in having to be dominant and controlling in everyday life, the unconscious shows its need to be controlled.

Semen Dreams have an odd way of throwing up images of primitive rites and practices of which we may have no conscious knowledge. Many of these are representations of the sexual act. Semen is the sign of masculinity and of physical maturitv and is often seen in dreams as some other milkv fluid.

Sexuality in a dream, in the sense of feeling desire for someone else most often of the opposite sex is a basic primeval urge for closeness and union with that person. It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost.

The other character in the dream represents the closcst we can get to that part.

If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but for most of us we have a desire to be united with everything which is not part of our own ego. Such a dream, which highlights the feelings we are capable of having, provides information to enable us to understand our own needs. Transvestism This signifies a confusion so far as gender is concerned in dreams. Venereal Disease In a dream this can suggest awareness of some kind of contamination. This need not necessarily be of a sexual nature, but could also be emotional.

3- Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or. if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to the dreamer and their understanding of themselves to determine which it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A herd of sheep in a dream represents a good flock, obedient subjects, or good citizens. Sheep in a dream also signify joy, happiness, festivities, a wife, children, a farmland, properties, prosperity or wealth, and particularly when one pays the due alms tax on his money making ventures and liquid assets. Owning a herd of sheep in a dream represents a growing wealth. Passing by a herd of sheep in a dream means passing a gathering of men who have no brain.

If a herd of sheep faces someone in a dream, they represent a group of people who will welcome him with a fight which one will eventually win. Receiving a herd of sheep as a gift in a dream means a political appointment, knighthood, knowledge, the seat of justice, or a blessing in one’s life. Shearing off the wool of a sheep in a dream is a warning that one should remain aloof for three days. Both the white sheep and the black sheep in a dream mean profit, though the benefits one draws from a white sheep are greater. Seeing a herd of sheep in a dream means continuous happiness. Walking by a slaughter house or a tripe shop and witnessing the heads and trotters of sheep in a dream mean longevity.

To find oneself transformed into a sheep in a dream means a booty or winning something. Seeing a sheep in one’s dream also represents an obedient son.

If one’s wife is pregnant, and ifhe is presented with a sheep as a gift in a dream, it means that she will deliver a boy. Otherwise, the remaining little domesticated animals represent headache, because of the responsibility involved in caring for and in upbringing the boys, except for the girls, for they represent worldly success and profits. Ifone sees himself slaughtering a sheep in a dream, it means that one of his boys will shortly die, or perhaps it could be the son of someone he knows.

A sheep trader in a dream represents a good man who is intuitive and who spends his money on the path of seeking knowledge, or to propagate the same. Ifone sees himself having a fat tail like that of a sheep in a dream, it means that his livelihood will depend on the revenues of his offspring. In a dream, a sheep also represents a righteous man. (Also see 384 Counting sheep; Ewe; Ram; Trader)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a shepherd symbolize leadership and responsibility for your flock, for your energy, for your projects, and/or for the people whom you influence. You are becoming aware of your benevolent power and influence.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To see your shoulders in your dream, symbolizes your feeling that you have had too much responsibility to bear. You are overburdened by circumstances in your life. Alternatively, shoulders can represent support and your ability to nurture others.

If you dream of being kissed on the shoulder, this symbolizes that you have the support and affection of someone in your waking life.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Friend; Responsibility; Support) Riding over the shoulders of one’s enemy in a dream means committing a wrongdoing or a shameful act against someone.

If there is no enmity between the two, and if one sees himself riding over the shoulders of his friend in a dream, it means that he will earn something from him. Carrying someone over one’s shoulders in a dream means being indebted to him. Carrying a hypocrite over one’s shoulders in a dream could mean that one may work at a lumberyard, or deliver wood for living. One’s shoulders in a dream also represent his parents, brothers, partners, one’s station, or beauty. Anything that affects them in a dream will show in any of the above. Shoulders in a dream also represent one’s partner, his employee, assistant, or a close friend. As for a prisoner, having large shoulders in a dream means serving a long term imprisonment. Aching shoulders in a dream may represent the sickness of one’s brothers. Shoulders in a dream also represent one’s child, or the weight and amount of responsibilities one can assume. (Also see Body); Ride)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Attention to the shoulders may mention your strength to carry a load.

A man or woman with exaggerated broad shoulders may represent superior strength and the ability to take on responsibility. Shouldenng too much responsibility may metaphorically be expressed as carrying a cement block or another heavy object on the shoulders.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

New American Dream Dictionary

1. One is admitting responsibility for something.

2. One approves of something.

3. One is not afraid to reveal everything about oneself. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of the number six represent prominence, a strong sense of responsibility and that you are feeling idealistic. This dream could be reflecting that you are a role model, aloof, distant and wise in your ability to attune to higher realms. Also, dreams of the number six signify symmetry of mind, body, spirit and your sixth sense, which means that this dream could be giving you permission to follow your intuition. Consider that the number six could also be wordplay for sex.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Harmony or balance. Idealism, selflessness, honesty, charitableness, faithfulness, responsibility. Superiority, softness, impracticality, submission.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In dreams the son can signify our need for self-expression and for extroversion. He can also signify parental responsibility. In a mother’s dream he may represent our ambitions, hope and potential. In a father’s dream he can highlight unfulfilled hopes and dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

One who does works of evil; research color and type, i.E. Daddy longlegs is a relative; brown recluse is a worker hiding from responsibility... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Guarantee; Legal guardianship; Support; Tutelage) To take the responsibility of caring for someone, or to sponsor someone, or to become a legal guardian of someone, or to guarantee someone in a dream means blessings, profits, or victory over one’s enemy.

A sponsorship in a dream also signifies steadfastness and resoluteness of both the guarantor and his protegee. It is also said that sponsoring someone in a dream means to cause him harm. Guaranteeing someone or something in a dream means profits. Sponsoring a child in a dream means advising an enemy. (Also see Guarantee; Legal guardian)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a stable signify self responsibility and are a sign for you to stabilize you animal instincts, harness your power, and rope in your energy. See Corral and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of wearing stilts signify a desire for heightened responsibility, and an elevated stature, or this is a message letting you know that you are bigger and more powerful than you realize. Stilts also signify a desire to stand out in a crowd, to stand above, that you will be receiving a raise, and gaining status that will allow you to move up in the world.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have stitches on your body, represents your responsibility in keeping a situation or relationship together. You may fear that this situation or relationship is falling apart and needs to be mended. Consider also the symbolism of where the stitches are on your body for additional clues.

To dream that you are stitching up somebody else, indicates that you need to take extra care in adding your personal touch to some situation.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream of sucking signify that you are hungering for emotional, physical or spiritual sustenance. This dream may be showing you where you are needy and overly dependent, and that it is time for you to grow up and take responsibility for fulfilling your own needs. See Vampire.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Strangulation) Suffocating in a dream means that one has taken upon himself a responsibility greater than what he can handle, or that he is intimidated into accepting a heavy responsibility, or that he abused a trust or a leadership position.lfhis suffocation is caused by an illness in the dream, then it represents a chastisement for a sin or an injustice he has committed.

If his suffering increases to near strangulation and death in the dream, it means that he is required to repay all the benefits he drew from holding such trust.

If he dies in his dream as a consequence of his suffocation, it means that he will lose his battle with the owner and become poor.

If he comes back to life after dying in the dream, it means that in a while, God Almighty will reinstate him in his position after his trying experience. He also may regain power and bring his 41H opponents to justice. (Also see Strangulation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(King; The Fourth heaven; Planet) In a dream, the sun represents a great king, the vice-regent, a father, a prince, a commander, gold, or a beautiful woman. Ifonesees himself turned into a sun in a dream, it means that he may receive a dominion that will stretch as far as the radiance one sees in his dream.

If one sees himself holding the sun in a dream, it means that he will gain strength and wealth that will come about through someone in the government.

If one receives the sun hanging as a necklace in a dream, it means that he will win a seat in the senate.

If he goes near the sun or sits inside it in a dream, it means that he will acquire power, wealth and support. Should he qualify, the stretch of his power will extend between the two horizons he sees in his dream, or it may mean that he will acquire a knowledge coupled with fame. Ifone sees that he owns the sun in a dream, it means that his words will be respected and listened to by someone in authority. Ifsomeone in authority sees the sun looking clear and brilliant in the dream, it means that his authority will grow, or that he will assist someone in leadership. Otherwise, it means that he will live happily and acquire lawful wealth. Ifa woman sees such a dream, it means that she will enjoy her marriage and receive what pleases her from her husband.

If the sun rises inside one’s house in a dream, it means that he will receive an important political appointment, or that he should be careful about his association with someone in authority, or it may mean marriage.

If the sun rises inside one’s house and lights the entire house in the dream, it means that he will receive honor, dignity, rank and fame.

If a woman sees the sun rising inside her house in a dream, it means that she will marry a wealthy person, and that her horizon will expand.

The radiance of the sun in a dream means reverence, might andjustice of the ruler of that land. If’one sees the sun talking to him in a dream, it means that he will be honored and commended by the governor.

If one sees the sun or the moon talking to him, and ifhe then strolls away with them in the dream, it represents his death.

If one sees the sun rising from an unusual direction in a dream, it represents a beneficial knowledge he will acquire. Ifthe sun shines over one’s head and not the rest of his body in a dream, it means that he will receive a prominent responsibility.

If its rays rise to shine over his feet and not the rest of his body in the dream, it means a farming project that brings him prosperity and lawful earnings. Ifthe sun discretely shines over one’s belly and without people’s noticing it in the dream, it means that he will be struck with leprosy.

If it shines over his chest and not the balance of his body in the dream, it means a sickness. Ifa woman sees that the sun has embraced her from her neck down in a dream, it means that she will marry a person in authority and for one night only. Should such a person divorce her the next morning, it means that she may become a prostitute.

If the sun rises from one’s open belly in a dream, it means his death.

If one sees the sun setting and himself walking behind it, it also means death.

If one sees himself walking behind the sun in a dream, it means that he will be captured and imprisoned.

If one sees the sun turned into an old man in a dream, it means that the governor will become a pious and God-fearing person. Otherwise, if the sun turns into a young man in the dream, it represents his weakness. Ifone sees blazes of fire straying away from the sun in a dream, it means the impeachment of some members of the governor’s cabinet or someone from his counsel. Ifone sees the sun turned red in a dream, it means corruption.

If it turns yellow in the dream, it means an illness.

If it turns black in the dream, it means losses. Ifone seeks the sun after it sets in a dream, it means that whatever is destined for him whether it be good or bad has passed.

If one sees the sun rising at times different than its usual sun rising time in a dream, it means that an uprising against the government will take place in different parts of the country.

If one sees himself with the sun in a dream and should he be working in the government, or the army, it means that he will betray his superior, or the ruler of that land. Otherwise, it means that his condition will deteriorate and life will turn against him.

If the sun has no rays in the dream, it means that the governor or the general of the army will 420 lose respect.

If he is an administrator, it means that he will be dismissed from his function. Ifhe is a subject or an employee it means that he will lose his source of income.

If a woman sees a sun that has no rays in a dream, it means that her husband will deprive her of her needs.

If one sees the sun split in two in a dream, it means losing one’s dominion.

If one sees the sun falling down in a dream, it means that a major calamity will befall the inhabitants of the earth.

If it falls over the earth in the dream, it means the death of one’s father. Gazing at the sun in a dream means gaining authority and dominion, or presiding over the people of one’s locality. Ifa traveller sees the sun too bright in a dream, it means that he will return horne safely.

If one sees the sun rising from the East and setting in the West with a clear brightness in a dream, it means blessings for that land. Ifone swallows the sun in a dream, it means distress, sorrow or death. Ifthe sun rises from the West, then it means defamation, exposing the ills of the person seeing it, or divulging a secret.

The rising of the sun from the West also means recovering from an illness, and for a businessman, it means profits from that direction, but in general, it may mean revealing a secret, or it could mean a scandal or death.

The same interpretation is given if one sees the sun rising from the South to set in the North.

If the sun changes its nature in a dream, it means trouble in that land. Ifone sits under the sun in a dream, it means that he will receive honor and blessed profits. Grabbing some rays of the sun in a dream means receiving undiminishing wealth.

The sunrise in a dream also means waking people up to go to work, seeking one’s livelihood, begetting a son, or releasing a prisoner.

If one is hiding something, then seeing the sun in his dream means that his secret will be exposed.

If one sees the rays of the sun falling over his bed or threatening him in a dream, it means a painful sickness, or inflammation of the skin. Ifthe sun rays which are falling over his bed provide him with good energy in the dream, it means a good harvest, or good health.

If travellers see many suns in the sky in a dream, it means profits and prosperity. Running away from the sun in a dream means that one may leave his wife, or he may run away from the governor of that land, or escape from an evil.

If the sun and the moon meet in one’s dream, it means a royal marriage, or a marriage between a beautiful woman and a wealthy man. Clouds covering the rays of the sun in a dream means an illness.

If one carries the sun in a bag in a dream, it means money.

The sun in a dream also could represent a wise man, or a teacher one whose company is sought. Otherwise, the sun in a dream could represent, the governor, one’s husband, wife, child, mother, daughter, aunt, father, or grandfather and the above interpretations will relate to such a person. Whatever happens to the sun in the dream, will then affect such people. Ifone sees the sun rising, then immediately setting in the same direction in a dream, it means a newborn who may die shortly after his birth, returning an ex-prisoner to jail shortly after his release, earning amazing amounts of money, or repenting from sin, reverting to wrongdoing, the return of a bride to her parent’s house immediately after her wedding night, or it could mean reconciliation between husband and wife. Ifone sees the sun and the moon shinning on him in a dream, it means that his parents are pleased with him.

If one sees himself prostrating to the sun or the moon in a dream, it means that he will commit an awful sin, or a heinous crime. In a dream, the sun also represents one’s livelihood, earnings, spiritual guidance, following the truth, new garments, or recovering from a serious illness. Seeingmany suns in the sky in a dream means the spread of religious innovations.

If the brightness of the sun grows beyond normal to become unbearable in the dream, it means adversities. Eating up the sun in a dream means benefiting from its services and prospering from its rays, or that one may become a man of knowledge, a scholar, an astrologer, or a fortuneteller.

If the rays of the sun cause burns to someone in a dream, it means that he will fall in love with a beautiful face, or perhaps he will be hurt by someone he adores, or it could mean loss of spiritual direction, or it could be a severe warning about a woman he loves. Ifa woman sees herself carrying the sun in a dream, it means that she will find a husband, or bear a son.

If one sees the sun talking to him in a dream, it means that he will discover a mystery or acquire knowledge about spirits, or he could become a translator, an analyst, or a consultant. Seeing the sun, the moon and the stars together in a dream denotes adversities, jealousy on the part of one’s own family, or they could denote fear.

If the rays of the sun burns the crop in a dream, it means a devastation and a plague or rising prices. (Also see Eclipse; Heavens)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Knife, Weapons)

Jung felt that this represented the conscious ego seeking freedom and singularity, separate from one’s place of origin or core group.

A tool that can help or harm. Just as the sword Excalibur could inflict wounds or keep a nation strong, swords represent all the things we have at our disposal—talents, knowledge, resources—that we have the responsibility to use wisely.

Truthfulness. Edged weapons cut through deceit in our dreams to the heart of any situation, even those things in which we deceive ourselves.

Feudal Japan: The emblem of a warrior’s soul.

The Katana is a long sword that represents a samurai’s soul and will, while the Wagasahi was shorter and the implement of honor and defense.

Honorably fighting for a just cause, often taking an integral leadership role in that fight (e.g., “taking up a sword”). Note that kings used a sword to bestow knighthood, and knights in turn regularly swore oaths upon swords.

A masculine emblem and alternative phallus. In pagan Europe, swords were owned by men, and often buried with them, whereas women held the house and land.

Breaking or misplacing a sword reflects the loss of authority or heroic mettle, or falling from an honored position in the eyes of those you respect.

An ancient emblem of the Sacred King, which may equate to your own masculine nature or the God aspect of the universe (see Men).

In the Tarot, an emblem of trouble and conflict.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a Taurus signify that you are feeling powerful, solid, blunt, stubborn, and perhaps bull headed and critical. Your dream is giving you the message to beware of taking on too much responsibility and of taking too long to make decisions. Seek to find balance through play, and curbing your bluntness. Also, this dream could be telling you that it is ok to apologize for making a mistake. See Bull.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

In everyday life, a tax represents a sum of money exacted from us in return for the right to live a certain lifestyle. In dreams, therefore, having to pay a tax suggests some kind of a penalty for living the way we choose.

In real terms, a tax represents the extra amount of effort necessary to enable us to belong to society. Thus, dreaming of car tax would indicate that greater effort is needed to move forward.

To be paying income tax suggests that we may feci we owe a debt to society.

To be paying council tax may suggest that we feel we have to pay for the ‘space’ in which we exist. Refusing to pay any taxes suggests an unwillingness to conform.

Spiritually, any tax levied in a dream would indicate our attitude towards working for the greater, or communal, good. We need to take some responsibility for the universe we live in.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, any tax levied in a dream would indicate our attitude towards working for the greater, or communal, good. We need to take some responsibility for the universe we live in.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of being a tenant suggests that at some level we do not want to take responsibility for the way we choose to live. We do not want to be burdened by having full responsibility for our living space.

To have a tenant signifies that we are prepared to have someone live in our space. This may lx: the type of dream that occurs as we arc preparing to become involved in a full-time relationship.

2- If we follow up the idea of a tenant being someone with whom we have a commercial relationship, then we will have some insights into how we handle such transactions.

If the dreamer is a man and the tenant a woman then the tenant is likely to represent his Anima (see Introduction).

If the situation is reversed then the tenant will epitomise her Animus (see Introduction).

3- Dreaming of having a tenant in the spiritual sense can have two meanings. One would link with the idea that within us we have many personalities who must be synthesised into a holistic being.

The other would suggest that tenants (inherited beliefs) can be evicted if they are inappropriate.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of being a tenant suggests that at some level we do not want to take responsibility for the way we choose to live. We do not want to be burdened by having full responsibility for our living space.

To have a tenant signifies that we find it expedient to have someone be involved in what we consider to be our ‘space’. This may also be the type of dream that occurs as we are preparing to become involved in a full-time relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our conscious self or ego is only a tiny pan of our totality, as is obvious when we consider how much of our memory or experience we can hold in mind at any one time.

The self, as defined by Jung, is both what we are consciously aware of, and the massive potential remaining unconscious.

The self has no known boundaries, for we do not yet know the end of what the mind is capable of, or what consciousness touches out of sight of waking.

The mass of experience and awareness which lies in the background of our waking aware­ness is like an inner guiding factor which, apart from express­ing precise pieces in the form of remembered facts and events, guides us, if we listen, through intuition, feeling states, dreams or illumination. Its symbols are: a ring, a square area, a great tree, Christ, a shining being or animal, a talking animal, a strange stone or rock, symbols like the cross or mandala, a round table, God, a guru, an elephant, a crowned or shining snake. Here are some examples of the self in dreams.

Example: ‘1 am climbing a tree to get a stone. This stone has special powers that flower. I’m nearly there when I look down and notice that there aren’t any branches on the left side of the tree. This causes me to consider the possibility of falling and that in turn leads to a fear of climbing any higher. I wake with my heart beating strongly, but little feeling of fear.’ Example: 41 lopk into the third square, it was filled with an iridescent blue colour, shining and beautiful to look at, a beautiful substance. I felt it had to do with religion, but I couldn’t quite grasp it.1 Example: ‘I was in a small town with a group of men. We were standing in a small square praying. As I prayed I realised I could fly.’

Awareness of what the self holds is important. It contains what is our own personal wisdom and insight regarding life in general and particular. It is not full of creeds and dogmas and conflict as are organised attempts to express the spiritual. But it does have its dark side.

To grasp the stone with special powers, understand the significance of the iridescent blue square, or find real uplift in prayer as these dreams depict, we need a clear rational mind which allows intuition and feeling but is not relinquished or lost in the immensity of the self. Touching the vastness of our being we may feel ourself to be vast, all knowing, a guru. In this state, Jung says, a person loses all sense of humour and drops ordinary human contacts. Functionally what happens is that as a defence against meet­ing our pain and childhood trauma as we enter this vast store­house of our being, as a way of escaping the self responsibility for our condition, one might fly off into feelings of loving all things, of knowing the mystery of it all, of being the Buddha.

The problem is that while it might be true we are in essence the Christ, or have wisdom, these realisations are distorted by the undealt-with childhood traumas and longings. See aura; mandala. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being in an old-fashioned theater, you will have pleasure in the company of new friends. You will probably find that things in your life run quite smoothly shortly after this dream.

If you dream of watching a play in a theatre, one of your male friends is interested in a more romantic relationship with you. You may date him for social reasons, even if you don’t like him that way.

If you dream that you are acting in a play, these happy times will be interrupted by something annoying.

If you applaud and laugh at a theatre, you will avoid responsibility to chase after your whims. Dreaming of being an actor/actress can also mean that you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.

If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Watching actors in a dream means you feel out of control. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life.

If you have trouble getting to or from a play in your dream, or if there are upsetting or weird scenes in the play, you will be confronted with unpleasant surprises.

If you have to escape from a theater in your dream, because of a fire or another danger, it is a signal that you will engage in a risky enterprise in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we dream of sitting on a throne, we are acknowledging our right to take authority. When the throne is empty, we are not prepared to accept the responsibility for who we arc. It may be that we are conscious of a lack of parenting. When someone else is on the throne, we may have passed over authority to that other person.

2- A throne is a seat of authority or power. In dreams it can represent our ability to belong to groups, or even to society. We may need to take the lead in a project or scheme.

The throne usually suggests that we have attained control on all levels of existence, both spiritually and physically.

3- Spiritually we could be at a point where knowledge and understanding are finally within our grasp. This can be symbolised by a throne in a dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream of sitting on a throne, we are acknowledging our right to take authority. When the throne is empty, we are not prepared to accept the responsibility for who we are. It may be that we are conscious of a lack of parenting. When someone else is on the throne, we may have passed over authority to others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The passage of time in our life; our age; our sense of ease or pressure.

the daylight hours Our conscious waking life; our area of choice and ability to make decisions. Most dreams deal only with one day. Where several days pass in the same dream, or even longer periods: the dream is expressing periods of change; different stages of growth in one’s life; or very differ­ent conditions through which one has lived or might live. Being late: feeling we have left something too late or we have missed out on something; realising we have not acted quickly enough to avert something; avoidance of responsibility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Being aware of, becoming conscious; meeting and becoming intimate; contacting. Touching also sometimes shows a linking up with something, as when a person touches a power line and gets shocked. This suggests we have ‘touched’ feelings or drives which are a shock to us.

Example: ‘Now I sit on a bed. Near me, looking at a book I am holding is a woman I know. I realise as we talk that her foot is touching mine. As my wife is on my left across the room I feel uncomfortable about this. Now the woman has her left hand on my penis.’ (Anthony B). Often directly or indirectly sexual, as in the example.

The absence of touching in otherwise intimate scene: can suggest lack of ability to rcach out or express one’s needs for contact; a passive attitude in which you want the other person, or a more automatic aspect of oneself, to take responsibility and risks.

Active avoidance of touching: as illustrated in the following example, shows feelings of anger.

The anger may be passive, but such avoidance of contact is as vicious as hitting.

The dreamer moves towards a healthier state by expressing her anger. Example: ‘My husband came over to me with his arm out to touch me but I was so angry I put my arm up to shield myself from his touch and then began to throw things at him to express how angry I was feeling’ (Susie R).

Example: The man was so superior in his attitude, and patronisingly arrogant about the lost children, that I cursed him with a touch, saying “May you lose children of your own” ‘ (Albie G). Touching is also a means of communicating our emotions or intentions. This can be love, anger, sympathy or, as with Albie. a statement which attempts to break down insularity. Albie’s dream also shows another aspect of touch­ing, which is its use to produce a change. Albie wanted to leave a mark, make a change in the man, who is an aspect of himself. Idioms: get in touch; keep in touch; lose touch, lose one’s touch, out of touch, touch and go, touch someone, touched up, touch something off, touch upon, common touch; Midas touch; touch bottom; soft touch, touch wood. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a trailer signify that you are riding on the coattails of someone else’s energy, getting hitched, and/or realizing that if you hook up with the right person, you can go places. Perhaps this dream is showing you that you have been relying too heavily upon someone else, and it is time for you to take the wheel of your own life, and own it with full responsibility. See Parasite.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Archetypes

1- To dream of a tramp in the sense of a decrepit old wanderer links us back to the part of ourselves which is not expressed fully in real life. It is Lhe ‘drop-out’ or gypsy within us.

We may be conscious of our need for irresponsibility.

2- The tramp personifies in us the wanderer, the freedom lover. In dreams he will often appear at a time when we need freedom, but can also show that that need can bring difficulty and sadness. He can also appear in dreams as the jester or fool. There is a part in all of us that is anarchical, and the tramp represents this side.

3- Spiritually; although this image starts out as negative, if we are prepared to work with it, it can have great positivity since ultimately he is always in the right place at the right time for the right reasons.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of a tramp in the sense of a decrepit old wanderer links us back to the part of ourselves that is seldom expressed fully in real life. It is the ‘drop-out’ or gypsy within us. We may be conscious of our need for irresponsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Transparency in the spiritual sense represents honesty, integrity and responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of being in the trenches signify that you are in the thick of a life-altering situation. You may be feeling as if your life is in a war zone, and you are realizing that it is your responsibility to create a peaceful resolution. See War.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Whether you are driving yourself or someone else is driving you: your emotions are “on the move.” It also indicates that you want to change the present situation in your life. Leaving on a trip suddenly and packing helter-skelter fashion: you are trying to run away from a responsibility. See Auto, Train. Preparing for a trip: you soon have to make an important decision. Looking forward to a trip with great anticipation: your present situation will soon change for the better. Buying a train/bus/plane ticket: you have the strength and opportunity to overcome a long-standing problem or obstacle. Missing a train at the last minute: fear of a missed opportunity. See Train.

Depth Psychology: The trip you are dreaming about is a metaphor for your future. Pay attention to the direction you are going, the type of transportation, and possible passengers.

The price of the ticket relates to the price (the experiences in your life) of getting ahead.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Trucks, in general carry a larce load. Thus, a truck may represent the capacity to carry responsibility.

A pickup truck usually represents masculine power.

A semi may indicate that you are carrying a huge responsibility in your life, or that you are about to confront the legacy of patterns you are carrying from the past.

• Dodge Ram: This symbol of masculine power combines the symbology of Aries, the Ram. with a truck that symbolizes male-driven ideas and power. It might suggest that you possess the initiative and power to take on the challenges facing you. It may also announce someone you could have to go to war with to battle for your rights.

• Ford Ranger: A Ford Ranger beside you or the road of life may comment on your angry side.

The word “ranger” breaks down to read “r-anger” or “our anger.” It may appear to remind you to cool off.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a Twelve Step Program represent a light at the end of the tunnel. You are coming to believe in a higher power, and becoming willing to turn your life and will over to the care of your higher power in order to get you through this drastic and powerful time of change. You are becoming honest about what is no longer working for you, and willing to take responsibility for your life.

If you have not yet started on this path, this dream may be a sign for you to begin. See Breakdown/ Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Because the age of 21 in North American represents adulthood, this dream can signify your feelings and attitudes about adulthood, freedom, responsibility, rebellion, or maturity.

If this dream is about the card game Twenty-one, see Gamble and Card.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Authority figure who “undertakes” something the dreamer can’t.

2. Taking on too much responsibility.

3. Leading a funeral procession. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of being unemployed suggests that we are not making the best use of our talents, or that we feel our talents are not being recognized. Equally such a dream may highlight a level of stress that requires we take a break from responsibility. You might like to consult the entries for employment and work.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Seeing yourself wearing a uniform in a dream suggests that you have identified with a larger group, a movement, or an organization that requires you to conform and carry out its ideology. This may be positive or negative depending on the associations made and the kind of uniform that you are wearing.

The issues expressed in this dream might be about self-identity, conformity, or responsibility (duty).

The unconscious is pointing to the possibility that your individuality has been covered up and is being unnoticed because you are functioning as a member of a group and not as an individual.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you dream about uniforms it’s indicative that you are concerned with issues of conformity, identity and responsibility. Another thought is that you may be seeing yourself as a part of a large group where your individuality is covered up and unnoticed.

To see an array of strange uniforms may indicate that your country is on the brink of war or that you are warring with yourself, especially if you wear one, about a matter you do not want to face.

To dream of a sad faced soldier portends bad news or illness for a far away loved one.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a valet indicates a timely handing over of an important responsibility in your waking life. You may think that the recipient of your legacy or responsibility is inferior to you. Be assured that the recipient will honor the importance of the handover, focus on learning the ropes, and take the job seriously.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a Vegan or Vegetarian signify that you are paying close attention to the energy you are taking in and ingesting, in touch with your natural drives and instincts, taking responsibility for the care of your animal instincts and of those that need your care. See Vegetable.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A sense of danger; issues of personal safety need to be ad­dressed.

2. Difficulty in accepting responsibility for actions.

3. To suffer from self-doubt, loathing.

4. Feelings of being dominated by someone or something. ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Being the victim: feeling victimised; often depicts the chip on our shoulder. We may have been hurt at some time and go on bemoaning our fate.

The ‘chip’ may be useful in avoiding real responsibility or in hiding from trying out one’s positive creativity or sexuality. Thus we avoid possible failure or further hurt. Other person as victim: may still be as above; the hurts and damage received from relationship with others;

passive anger—by being the victim we get someone else to be a bastard and can thus sneer at them because we have manipulated them; hidden desires to avoid success, perhaps as a way of huning parent. See victim. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Manipulation and emotional control.

2. An inability to accept responsibility, avoidance of obligations. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, the human voice represents one’s reputation or fame, and its strength or weakness reflects one’s state of mind or the condition of his health. Raising one’s voice in a dream means unjustly presiding over a crowd of people. Hearing a human voice in a dream means chairing an important responsibility.

If the human voice emanates from an animal in the dream, it denotes great benefits and particularly if the animal speaks pleasing and soothing words or words of truth.

If one raises his voice above the voice of a man of knowledge, a shaikh or a teacher in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin.

A weak voice in a dream represents a man. Intentionally lowering one’s voice in a dream means being indebted to someone, or it could mean humility.

If a man of authority or a policeman lower his voice in a dream, it means that he maybe dismissed from hisjob, or he maybe reprimanded or disciplined for his misconduct.

The sound produced by the ringing of coins in a dream represents temptation, allurement, or a fight between stockbrokers or money exchangers.

The clank of money in a dream also means either good or bad news, or it could mean hearing good words, a wise speech, or words one likes to hear more about, if they are given as a sign of friendship or as a dower.

If the clanking of money is made in jest in the dream, then it represents a fight one does not wish to end.

The sound of a hornet represents a person who defames or discredits others, or whose evil cannot be removed without acquiring the help of a like person.

The bleating of a ewe in a dream means kindness shown by one’s mistress, his wife, or by a gracious man.

The bleating of a billy goat or a ram in a dream means happiness and prosperity.

The neighing of horses in a dream means receiving guidance from a noble person, or it could represent a courageous soldier.

The braying of a donkey in a dream means hideousness, or the ugly character of a despicable enemy.

The braying of a mule in a dream means a hardship which is combined with a difficult person, or itcould mean vain talk, or indulging in suspicious acts.

The mooing of a calf, a cow, or a steer in a dream means a riot.

The gurgling of a camel in a dream represents a blessed journey, a pilgrimage, a successful business trip, or toiling and hardships.

The roaring of a lion in a dream represents alarm, esteem, fear, or being threatened by someone in authority. In general, the sound of animals in a dream connotes adversities or fear.

The neighing of horses in a dream means an invasion or might.

The barking of dogs in a dream means vain talk, interference in others’ business, regret, intending to harm others, hostility toward others, or dissonance.

The blaring of a leopard in a dream means coquetry, vanity and wantonness.

The blaring of a lynx in a dream means a false promise from an unsteady, oft-hesitant, or a greedy person and taking advantage of him.

The cooingofpigeons in a dream means lamenting, or having marital intercourse.

The chirp of swifts in a dream means good words or an admonition from a wise person.

The croakingoffrogs in a dream represents the ringing of bells, feeling overjoyed, employment for a teacher, rising to leadership, or it could mean hearing harsh words.

The hissing of a snake in a dream means a warning or a fight with someone who hides his enmity.

The braying of a donkey in a dream means cursing one’s adversaries.

The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats or boasts.

The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuations.

The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace, or it could mean harm one could suffer because of an interfering person or a robber.

The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.

The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, to move from one field into another, or it could mean suffering from jealousy, perfidy or lies.

The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery, or fear of a brutal thief.

The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, a forthcoming evil, women’s cries for help, or the cry of people who abandoned all hope.

The sound of a pig in a dream means taking advantage of a stupid enemy and stripping him of his money.

The sound of an ostrich in a dream means hiring a trustworthy and a courageous servant, or bringing a new employee into one’s business. Most dream interpreters dislike to interpret the meaning of the sound of peacocks or chicken and note that they mostly mean sorrow and distress, while others interpret the cawing of crows to mean separation or announcing someone’s death. However, in dream, any ugly or coarse sound represents sorrow and distress while any pleasant sound in a dream represents happiness and joy. (Also see Invisible caller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A vow is a pact or agreement between two people or oneself and God.

To dream of making such a vow is to be recognising responsibility for one’s own life. It is more solemn than a simple promise and the results are consequently more far-reaching.

2- Because a vow is made in front of witnesses, we need to be aware of the effect that it will have on other people. In dreams we are expecting others to help us honour our promise.

To be listening to or making marriage vows indicates our commitment to totality

3- A vow is a spiritual promise made between the dreamer and his universe.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A vow is dedicating ourselves to a course of action and to dream of making a vow is to be recognizing responsibility for our own lives. It is more solemn than a simple promise and the results are consequently more far-reaching.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a voyeur signify curiosity, observation of a pattern or habit. Consider if you are the peeping tom or if you are the one being watched. This dream may be telling you that if you are spending an inordinate amount of time peeping into the lives of other people, then perhaps it is time to become interested in your own life.

If you feel violated by other people’s interest in your life, then it is your responsibility to set clear boundaries. See Stocking.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The interpretation of this dream depends on whether we ourselves are waiting at table, or whether we are being waited upon.

If we are in the role of waiter, we arc aware of our ability to care for other people.

If we are being waited on. we perhaps need to be nurtured and made to feel special.

2- When such a person appears in a dream, there may be a play on words. Part of us needs to be conscious that for complete fulfilment in any task or responsibility we need to wait.

3- Spiritually we must learn two lessons - service and patience. This must be learnt before we can really progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of Wall Mart signify that you are being frugal with your resources, time, energy and money. Consider what you are buying because it reflects the beliefs and mythology you are buying into. Also, because Wall Mart is a big co0rporation that is known for taking advantage of their employees, you might be processing your feelings and associations about how you will handle the responsibility of your power. See Costco and Shopping.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Delivering water) In a dream, a water carrier represents a man of piety and trueness, because he practices the best of deeds and particularly if he does not receive a wage for his delivery in the dream. Ifone sees himself filling a bottle of water and delivering it to a house, it represents his earnings.

A water carrier in a dream also represents a gnostic who heals the illness of people’s hearts with his knowledge, love and wisdom.

A water carrier in a dream also represents one who can go near high ranking people. He also represents one who delivers people’s belongings to their hands. Awater carrier in a dream also may denote evil, burdens, fights, dancing, or whirling.

If a water carrier delivers someone a glass of water in a dream and receives money for it, it represents a responsibility or a burden he will carry, or perhaps that the other person may receive accumulated profits from his business.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Weaving is a very basic symbol and suggests the need to take responsibility for our own lives.

To be doing any handicraft shows that we have situations in hand.

2- Weaving is taken to signify life itself and often our attitude to the way we run our lives.

3- Weaving is one of the strongest spiritual images there is. In most cultures there is an image of our fate being woven in a particular pattern. VVe are not supposed to be in control of that pattern, but must accept that the gods or God know what is best.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Weaving is a very basic symbol and suggests the need to take responsibility for our own lives. Handicrafts of any sort symbolize our hold on life and on the situations around us.

To make a mistake in weaving suggests that we need to take a situation back to its roots and rework it. You might also like to consult the entries for god / gods, knitting and web.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Seriousness; sense of a burden or responsibility; importance. Weight of someone on dreamer: feeling they are being too dependent or a burden in one’s life. Idioms: carry weight; pull one’s weight; throw one’s weight around; worth one’s weight in gold. See fat. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a whale represent that you are in touch with your enormous, oceanic power, intuition and reproductive drive. Grand scale opportunities are flowing to you as you prepare for a whale of a time. This may be a message for you to use your power discriminately and take responsibility for your largess.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a wheel symbolizes wholeness, wisdom, integration of the whole of you, and your realization of the life/death/life cycle of life. This dream can also be about eternal life, everlasting love, and the infinity of your spirit. Consider the condition of the wheel and whether it is spinning in place, going somewhere, squeaking, rusty or stagnant.

If you are behind the wheel of a car, then you are in control, and are taking responsibility for where your life is headed. See Medicine Wheel and Mandala.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Air, Music, Wind)

A signal from within that asks for attention to specifics, just as you might whistle up a taxi, or whistle to stop someone with whom you wish to speak.

Accusing or condemning someone whose responsibility in a situation has not yet been implied (e.g., “blowing the whistle on them”).

A way of lifting burdens, or a reflection of joy (e.g., “whistle a happy tune”).

A release or augmentation of power, specifically spiritual. In ancient times, it was believed that witches could whistle up the wind.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The womb represents a return to the beginning. We all have need of basic security and shelter, and perhaps to do away with responsibility. Dreams of the womb can signify our need to satisfy those requirements. On a slightly more esoteric level the womb represents our connection with the great mother or mother earth. Dreams of returning to the womb suggest our need to reconnect with the passive, more yielding side of our nature. We may need a period of self-healing and recuperation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Globe

1- The world represents the area of experience in which one lives, and our everyday activities. Often to dream of a world bevond our sphere of influence suggests the necessity to take a wider viewpoint in a situation around us.

2- To dream of other worlds and dimensions suggests different ways of experiencing our own lives. We perhaps need to be less rigid in our opinions.

3- As we progress spiritually we bccome conscious that, just as on an individual level we belong to the family, so the world belongs to the Cosmos. Being aware of the world in this sense means we must take responsibility for the way the world functions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

As we progress spiritually we become conscious that, just as on an individual level we belong to the family, so the world belongs to the cosmos. Being aware of the world in this sense means we must take responsibility for the way the world functions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Books, Billboard, Blackboard, Ink, Punctuation)

Consider what the writing says, and to whom it’s addressed first. Very often the words are a message from your own subconscious or ego that need your attention.

The creative process. Many writers tell me that they dream of writing things before they actually put pen to pad.

Writing with footnotes is a subconscious message to be certain you’re carefully checking your sources of information with regard to a specific person or situation. Don’t believe everything you read and hear without some other confirmation.

If writing appears in a journal, this represents the need to record events carefully This information will prove useful later.

Writing with a quill pen symbolizes the power and responsibility- for your words. Great documents like the Declaration of Independence were scribed with this implement, with due diligence. What declarations are you writing into your life?

Writing a manuscript that never gets finished, or finishing one that gets rejected, portends similar disappointments on the horizon.

Examine this situation closely to be sure you’re seeing everything that’s important.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If an adolescent girl dreams about a young man: she will soon fall in love or get married.

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The zodiac wheel is symbolic of our relationship with the universe. Sometimes the signs of the zodiac are used in dreams to demonstrate time or time passing, and also suggest courses of action we might take. Each sign also rules (has responsibility for) a particular part of the physical body, and any imbalance is reflected into dreams through the symbolism of the zodiac.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Divination, Space, Stars)

The signs of the zodiac carry different meanings based on their depiction. Frequently they represent aspects of your personality that are not wholly known or acknowledged, and therefore need developing.

For example, dreaming of Virgo may represent your need to reconnect with feminine attributes or clean up your act physically (Virgo is the virgin). Here are some other sample correspondences which may be expanded by reading any good astrology text:

Aquarius: Erratic creative energy; feelings of unrest.

Aries: Quick decisions that may not be wise; courage and zeal for things to which you commit yourself.

Cancer: Paradoxical actions that others find confusing.

Capricorn: A cool, patient temperament that hides deeper passions.

Gemini: A restless, artistic nature; often impedes meeting goals due to getting bored or distracted.

Leo: Strong leadership skills always need to be tempered with wisdom so that you don’t become boastful or pompous.

Libra: The need for balance, especially with the emotions.

Pisces: A strong spiritual nature is starting to develop along with a new sense of responsibility.

Sagittarius: The mark of an overachiever. Make sure your goals are reasonable.

Scorpio: A bold, determined nature that sometimes “stings” to achieve its goals or communicate a vision.

Taurus: Watch your temper and tendency to want “things” to fill up vour life.... The Language of Dreams


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