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
If the bracelet is made ofgold in the dream, then it represents chastisement.
If it fits tight in the dream, it means difficulties.
If each wrist carries a silver bracelet or a bangle in a dream, it means disappointment or losses caused by one’s friends.
If a man sees himself wearing a bracelet in a dream, it means tight financial circumstances. Wearing a gold bracelet in a dream could represent a righteous person who strives with all his heart to do good. Should one have enemies, then God Almighty will support and strengthen him against them. Wearing a golden bracelet in a dream could mean either that he will be exploited or restrained, or it could mean that he will be handcuffed.
If a ruler or someone in authority sees himself wearing a bracelet in a dream, it means that he will hold that job for sometime to come, that he will bejust toward his subjects, and they will live happily and enjoy good earnings during his regency.
If one sees his arms fitted with armlets in a dream, it means expansion or spreading of his authority along with fame. Abracelet also represents a son, a servant, or a close employee.
If a woman sees herself wearing a bracelet in a dream, it means blessings, favors and joy.
A silver bracelet in a dream means increase in one’s profits. In general men wearing bracelets in a dream means distress, and for women it means ornaments.
If one sees a deceased person wearing a bracelet in a dream, it means that he is in paradise. Wearing a golden bracelet is also interpreted as receiving an inheritance, a marriage, or bearing a child. Silver bracelets in a dream also could be interpreted as piety and observing one’s religious duties. Bracelets in a dream also represent the noble people of a town, money, or beauty.
If the bracelets are made from bones, ivory or cast iron, then they represent the despicable people of that town. Bracelets in a dream also can be interpreted as sorrows, imitations, the coming events of a town, or events it exports. (Also see Armlet; Bond’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- Unrestrained passion whether sexual or otherwise can appear as brutality and cruelty in our dreams.
3- Brutality can manifest itself in demonic acts of evil. Although rather severe, the dreamer should take note of this interpretation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are a more restrained individual, this dream could suggest that you need to accept more risks.
If you are outgoing, you could be required to make a reasoned decision rather than accepting chance or destiny.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
For some people a dog was the only source of expressive love in their childhood, so may well depict this. Dor on lead: restrained or controlled urges.
The dog appears more often than other animals in dreams.
Example: I continue on my path, and suddenly the nettles disappear and the path is clear. Ahead the wall has curved round to face me, hut there is a gate in it, and I can see my dog waiting for me on the other side’ (Mrs MG). In the dream of this elderly woman the dog is leading the way through the experience of meeting death. Mythology has often shown the dog in this light, as an inner sense of knowing how to find transformation through death—or as the ravaging threat of death. Idioms: die like a dog; dirty dog; dog eared; dog eat dog, dog in the manger, gay dog; go to the dogs; let sleeping dogs lie; etc. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A fence between you and another person could be saying to that person, “this far and no further”.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2- If we are putting handcuffs on someone, we may be attempting to bind that person to us. We may be being overly possessive.
3- Handcuffs are a binding symbol and spiritually would suggest that we are being hampered, probably by our own doubts and fears.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be wearing a harness often takes us back to periods in childhood when we were not allowed the freedom we would have liked.
Harnessing energy is an important way of using power that we have.
To harness something is to make it usable in a controlled fashion, so in dreams to be aware of this type of control implies the restraint that is necessary to enable the correct things to happen.
Spiritually, we need to harness energy. This means using what we have available in the most efficient way possible. When we have done this, we are then able to control the wilder side of our personality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be wearing a harness often takes us back to periods in childhood when we were not allowed the freedom we would have liked. You might also like to consult the entries for bridle, bonds, chains, halter and horse in animals for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In earlier times, horses equated to movement and transition much as modern vehicles (see Airplane, Bus, Car, Spaceship) do now.
Burdens that come from labors. Horses were often work animals on farms, and were highlv valued. In what condition does the horse appear? If run-down and abused, this represents feeling unappreciated no matter how much you do. On the other hand, if the horse is well fed and groomed, it symbolizes a kind “task master” who really values your efforts.
Ancient Greeks revered the horse as a sacred creature to Artemis, the goddess of the moon and forests. Consequently, this may also be an alternative earth or tree dream.
Spiritual sojourns. Mohammed rode a horse on his mystical journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then on to heaven.
A stallion: Male virility.
Galloping: Ecstasy, ambition, and the emotional self. Conversely, a tethered horse reveals one of these things being restrained.
Look to see who’s got the reins in this dream—the creature or its rider.
If the creature, it’s time to reclaim your control!
Finding a horseshoe: A nearly universal emblem of good luck.
White horse: In German and English traditions, this is a harbinger of death.
If the horse is happily cavorting, this may be a visual pun for horseplay. Take care that no one accidentally gets hurt by your current jovial outlook.
Psychic powers emerging. Folklorically, horses are said to sense or see spirits and have foreknowledge, similar to dogs.
Seahorses represent being transported into the waters of intuition or the subconscious with significant insight resulting.
Winged horses symbolize fame, eloquence, poetry, and the muse. Let your imagination fly on its wings.... The Language of Dreams
Example: 4I had backed my car into a big yard, a commercial area. My wife, two of my sons and I got out of the car. As we stood in the yard talking I realised there was a motorbike where my car should be. I said to everyone, “There was a car here a moment ago, now it’s a motorbike. Do you know what that means? It means we are dreaming.” Mark my son was now with us, and my ex-wife. I asked them if they realised they were dreaming. They got very vague and didn’t reply. I asked them again and felt very clearly awake’ (William V). William’s is a fairly typical lucid dream, but there are features which it does not illustrate. During the days or weeks prior to a lucid dream, many people experience an increase in (lying dreams.
The next example shows another common feature.
Example: In many of my dreams I become aware that I am dreaming. Also, if anything unpleasant threatens me in the dream I get away from it by waking myself (Alan). Lucidity often has this feature of enabling the dreamer to avoid unpleasant elements of the dream.
The decision to avoid any unpleasant internal emotions is a common feature of a person’s conscious life, so this aspect of lucidity is simply a way of taking such a decision into the dream. Some writers even suggest it as a way of dealing with frightening dreams. Avoidance does not solve the problem, it simply pushes the emotion deeper into the unconscious where it can do damage more surreptitiously. Recent findings regarding suppressed gnef and stress, which connects them with a higher incidence of cancer, suggests that suppression is not a healthy way of dealing with feelings.
Another approach to lucidity is that it can be a son of playground where one can walk through walls, jump from high buildings and fly, change the sofa into an attractive lover, and so on. True, the realisation that our dream life is a different world and that it does have completely different principles at work than our waking world is imponant. Often people introven into their dream life the morals and fears which are only relevant to being awake in physical life.
To avoid a charging bull is cenainly imponant in waking life. In our dream life, though, to meet its charge is to integrate the enormous energy which the bull represents, an energy which is our own but which we may have been avoiding or running away’ from previously. Realising such simple differences revolutionises the way we relate to our own internal events and possibilities.
To treat lucid dreams as if they offered no other attainable expenence than to manipulate the dream environment, or avoid an encounter, is to miss an amazing feature of human potential.
Example: ‘In my dream I was watching a fern grow. It was small but opened out very rapidly. As I watched I became aware that the fern was simply an image representing a process occurring within myself which I grew increasingly aware of as I watched. Then I was fully awake in my dream and realised that my dream, perhaps any dream, was an expression of actual and real events occurring in my body and mind. I felt enormous excitement, as if I were witnessing something of great importance’ (Francis P). It is now acceptable, through the work of Freud, Jung and many others, to consider that within images of the dream lie valuable information about what is occurring within the dreamer, perhaps unconsciously. Strangely, though, it is almost never considered that one can have direct perception into this level of internal ‘events’ without the dream. What Francis describes is an experience of being on the cusp of symbols and direct perception. Considering the enormous advantage of such direct information gathering, it is surprising it is seldom mentioned except in the writings of Corriere and Han, The Dream Makers.
Example: After defining why I had not woken in sleep recently, i.e. loss of belief, I had the following experience. I awoke in my sleep and began to see, without any symbols, that my attitudes and sleep movements expressed a feeling of restrained antagonism or irritation to my wife. I could also observe the feelings were arising from my discipline of sexuality. Realising I did not want those feelings I altered them and woke enough to turn towards her’ (Francis P). After the first of his direct perception dreams, Francis attempted to use this function again, resulting in the above, and other, such dreams. Just as classic dream interpretation says that the dream symbols represent psychobiological logical processes which might be uncovered by dream processing, what we see in Francis’ lucidity is a direct route to self insight, and through it a rapid personal growth to improved life experience. Such dreams provide not only psychological insight, but very frequently a direct perception of processes occurring in the body, as the following example illustrates.
Example: ‘Although deeply asleep I was wide awake without any shape or form. I had direct experience, without any pictures, of the action of the energies in my body. I had no awareness of body shape, only of the flow of activities in the organs. I checked over what I could observe, and noticed a tension in my neck was interfering with the flow and exchange of energies between the head and trunk. It was also obvious from what I could see that the tension was due to an attitude I had to authority, and if the tension remained it could lead to physical ill health’ (Tony C).
An effective way to develop lucidity is frequently to consider the events of waking life as if they were a dream. Try to see events as one might see dream symbols. What do they mean in terms of one’s motivations, fears, personal growth? What do they suggest about oneself? For instance a person who works in a photographic darkroom developing films and prints might see they were trying to bnng to consciousness the latent—unconscious—side of themselves.
A banker might feel they were working at how best to deal with their sexual and personal resources. In this way one might actually apply what is said in this dream dictionary to one’s outer circumstances.
The second instruction is, on waking, at a convenient moment, imagine oneself standing within one’s recent dream. As you get a sense of this dream environment, realise that you are taking waking awareness into the dream. From the standpoint of being fully aware of the dream action and events, what will you now do in and with the dream? Re-dream it with consciousness.
For example the things you run from in your normal dreaming you could now face. See dream processing for fun her suggestions. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If one sees him in a ship in a dream, it means that such a ship will escape from destruction, or that all its people will be saved from drowning. Seeing God’s prophet Noah (uwbp) in a dream also means facing a strong army of unbelievers, their blatant attitudes, their verbal and physical abuse of the believers, and their unrestrained persecution of the physically weak among them. It also denotes the weakness of people’s faith and their lack of trust in God Almighty. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream also means spending a lifetime in devotion and servitude to one’s Lord, commanding good and forbidding evil.
If a ruler sees God’s prophet Noah (uwbp) in a dream, it means that his subject will disobey him. Seeinghim (uwbp) in a dream also means crying and lamentation, disputes with one’s family, rising prices, relief from distress, adversities and having recalcitrant children. Seeing him in a dream also represents a flourishing business, farming, a ship building industry, travelling with several types of food, or mixing different species of animals. God’s prophet Noah (uwbp) in a dream also may represent a genealogist, a zoologist, a botanist, a phytologist, a horticulturalist, an ecologist, or a mammalogist. Seeing God’s prophet Noah (uwbp) in a dream also may mean regretting something, distress, penitence for an attitude toward one’s own family, or perhaps that one’s son will stray away from God’s path, or it could mean the death of a son because of his disobedience to his father.
If a woman sees God’s prophet Noah (uwbp), or God’s prophet Lot (uwbp) in a dream, it means that she is disobedient to her husband, and rather she obeys her own family and clan. On the other hand, if a woman sees Egypt’s Pharaoh in a dream, it means that she is a true worshiper and an obedient believer in God Almighty.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A noose in a dream suggests that we have a fear of being trapped, perhaps by others’ actions. We are aware that we can create a trap for ourselves, thereby ‘putting a noose round our own necks’. Traditionally, a drawing of a hangman’s noose was a threat of death and it can still have that significance in dreams. As always, this death may be of part of our personality.
A noose, like the halter, harness and other symbols of restraint, suggests the taming of something wild. So, for a young man about to be married to dream of a noose might indicate a fear of being restrained unduly For a young woman wishing to leave home, a noose might represent a fear of becoming trapped in the parental home.
A noose can also imply the prevention of self-expression.
At its simplest, the noose represents a traumatic death. In a more complex sense it can represent the binding of spiritual intent, the harnessing of spiritual energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a young woman wishing to leave home, a noose might represent a fear of becoming trapped in the parental home.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: Seeing a pig: good luck in everything you do—including playing the lottery. Feeding pigs: good luck and success. Fating pork: being more restrained in certain matters could translate into monetary success. Looking at a pig pen: you are in unsavory company and should walk away quickly.
Depth Psychology: The pig is usually a sign of what you think of yourself (“I acted like a pig”) or others (“that person is a pig”). It is a sign of a very materialistic attitude and greed. However, it could also reflect the “good luck” you had recently in a very tricky situation, and the dream is promising more of the same.... Dreamers Dictionary
If one kills a ram during a wartime in a dream, then it represents his enemy.
A slaughtered ram in a dream represents a murder. Buying a ram from a butcher in a dream means that a noble and a great person will come to need the person seeing the dream who will save him from a foreseeable danger, or help him to recover from an illness. Slaughtering a ram in a dream means recovering from an illness. Carrying a ram over one’s head in a dream means caring or managing the business or accounts of a noble and a rich person. Riding a ram and driving it at will in a dream means conquering a great person. Ifone sees a ram riding him in a dream, then it means that such a great and powerful person will rise above him and control his life. Breaking the horns of a ram in a dream means weakening a powerful person. Fighting with a ram in a dream also means fighting with a powerful person. Whoever wins the fight in the dream, will eventually win it in wakefulness. Seeing a dead ram in a dream means the death of such a great person. Dividing the meat of a ram in a dream means dividing the wealth of a great person after his death. Sacrificing a ram to eat and to distribute from its meat as a charity to poor and needy people in the dream means the release of a prisoner, his escape from capture, dispelling distress and worries, payment of one’s debts, attending the annual pilgrimage to God’s House in Mecca, or recovering from an illness. Slaughtering and skinning a ram then hanging it in a dream means stripping one’s enemy from his money and wealth. Seeing a skinned ram inside one’s house in a dream means the death of a relative.
If it is the leg of a ram, then it means the death of the closest relative. Broiling a ram in a dream means governing for one year after which period one may be imprisoned.
The number of rams in a dream represents the number of years. Thus, seeing them also represents the number of years one will serve in his job.
The wool of a ram in a dream means money.
A ram in a dream also represents the muezzin in a mosque, a general in the army, a deposed ruler, or a humiliated person.
If a ram attacks someone in a dream, it signifies an attack by one’s enemy. Ifa ewe becomes a ram in a dream, it means that one’s wife will no longer bear children. Ifone is not married, then it means winning victory in his life. (Also see Ewe; Sacrifice; Sheep)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The river can be calm, in flood, or even dried up, representing our state of feeling about our energy, sexuality and emotions—the energy which as anxiety can cause illness, or as pleasure sustain health. Similarly we can drown in the river (drown in despair), float on it, be carried along by prevailing feelings, or cross over, suggesting change or even death. Generally, then, it depicts the feelings which flow through us or we are immersed in; the process of life in our body, connecting with emotions, sexuality and changes of mood, the flow and events of our life or destiny. Being in river: being influenced by or immersed in one’s internal flow of feelings and energies. Crossing river: making great changes.
If one is in the water to cross, it means meeting a lot of emotions in the process of change. Seeing someone cross river feelings about death; same as falling in river. Going against current: resisting one’s own feelings, going against prevailing influences or attitudes; going back to the womb.
Directing a river: channelling one’s emotional or sexual energy. Stagnant river: restrained feelings or sexuality; holding oneself back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The closer the teeth are to the incisor, the closer is the relative. Divided in two sections, the upper right incisor represents the father, and the upper left incisor represents the paternal uncle, or it could represent one’s sisters, sons, or a close friend.
The upper canines represent one’s cousin. or two friends who are as close as cousins.
The bicuspids represent one’s uncles from the mother’s side and their children, while the molars represent the grandparents and the grand children.
The lower right incisor represents the mother, and the lower left incisor represents one’s aunt from his father’s side, or they could represent two sisters, two daughters, or two close friends who have the same compassion, concern and love.
The lower canines represent one’s female cousin from either the father or the mother’s side.
The lower canine tooth, or the eyetooth represents the sire of the house, or the landlord.
The upper and the lower molars also represent the furthest members of one’s family, including the grandmother and her grand daughters.
If a tooth moves in its place in the dream, it means an illness.
If it falls, or if it is lost, then it means death of the person to whom it is attributed, or it could possibly mean that he will be separated from him and can no longer see him.
If one saves his lost tooth and does not bury it in the dream, it means that someone will come forth and be to him as good as that relative. Otherwise, ifhe does bury it, then it means the death of his relative. (2)ln a dream, the human limbs also represent the members of his family, and whatever condition they portray in one’s dream may become visible in the members of his family. Similarly, whatever may affect one’s teeth in a dream can be interpreted as affecting such family members.
If one’s incisors look beautiful and bright in the dream, they denote the power, honor and prosperity his father or uncle will gain.
If extra incisors grow in one’s mouth in a dream, it means that one’s family will grow by either a new born brother or a new son. Ifone finds his teeth slightly deteriorating in a dream, it means a trial, or that his family will engage in a disgraceful act that will bring him shame.
If one attempts to pull out his teeth in a dream, it means that he may spend his money unwillingly, pay a fine, or separate from his parents, thus cutting off his blood ties, or he may become untrue to his relatives.
If one’s teeth turn yellow or black in a dream, such a dream also represents a disgraceful act that will bringshame upon one’s family. Yellow teeth in a dream mean spendingmoney to restore one’s reputation, or it could meanbeing knowledgeable in one’s own esteem. Developing bad mouth odor in a dream represents bad connotations resulting from praises one’s family may receive. Deteriorating teeth in a dream represent weakness in one’s family.
If one sees people biting him in a dream, it means that he could have pretended something in public, though he fortunately restrained himself. (31If one’s mouth in a dream is interpreted to represent his household, then the teeth of the right side represent the boys, and those on the left side represent the girls. On the other hand, the teeth on the right side could represent the older generation, and the teeth on the left side could represent the younger generation.
The incisors represent the young men in the family, and the canines represent the young girls. As to the molars, they represent elderly people.
If one loses a molar tooth in a dream, it means the death of an elderly person in his household. (4lHuman teeth in a dream also represent one’s business and management of his life. In that case, the molars represent one’s private life, the eyetooth represents what is semi-public, while the front incisors represent what is openly practiced, one’s public character, words and deeds. Ifone sees his teeth broken in a dream, it means that he pays his debts slowly. Long teeth in a dream mean enmity or a fight between members of one’s household.
If one sees his teeth curved and deteriorating, and if one decides that it is better to pull them out in a dream, it means that he will escape from great adversities and dangers.
If one’s teeth turn gold in a dream, they represent benefits for a teacher or a preacher. Otherwise, golden teeth for everyone else in a dream mean fire, illness, Candida, or an illness that is caused by one’s bile.
If one’s teeth become glass or wood in a dream, it means his death. Ifthey turn silver in the dream, it means harm or losses.
If one’s front teeth fall and new ones grow instead in the dream, they represent major changes in one’s life. Ifone sees himself forcefully pushing his tongue against his teeth in a dream, it means that he speaks ill of his own family, or it could mean problems in one’s house.
If the crown or the enamel of one’s eyetooth is damaged, or if it falls in a dream, it means the death of one’s son. (‘)Teeth in a dream represent one’s clan, close relatives, or distant cousins.
The molar teeth represent the male members and the incisors represent the female members. Unnecessarily pulling out one’s teeth in a dream means paying a fine, losing one’s capital, or severing relationship with members of one’s family. Discovering one or two cavities in one’s teeth in a dream means that one may beget one or two sons. Developing bad mouth odor in a dream means belittling someone’s ideas, or it could mean a family dispute. Fallen teeth in a dream may denote that the husband and the wife sleep in separate beds, or it may mean poverty, or that one may die in a foreign land, or that the term of one’s life span in this world may be extended.
If one pulls out his teeth and buries them in the dream, it means that his entire clan or family will die before him. Pulling out one’s teeth in a dream also means exposing one’s secrets. Losing a tooth in a dream may imply a punishment for a wrongdoing.
If one finds the teeth of his upperjaw and those ofthe lowerjaw intermixed in the dream, it means that the women control the men in his or family. Flossing one’s teeth in a dream means dispersal of one’s family, or loss of money and property.
If after flossing one’s teeth some meat fiber remains stuck between the teeth in the dream, it means that he backbites his family members. (8) Teeth in a dream also represent a pearl necklace, a grinder, or an army formation.
The right wing, the left wing and the front assault formation, or they could mean severingblood ties.
The incisorsmay represent the heart of a human being. Teeth in one’s pocket or in the palm of one’s hand in a dream represent one’s brothers.
If one has an incarcerated relative, and ifhe sees his teeth pulled out in a dream, it means the release of his relative from prison. Pulling out one’s teeth in a dream could mean the return of a traveller to his homeland. Tartar in a dream represents weaknesses in the family. Black or broken teeth in a dream mean sorrow caused by one’s relatives. Wisdom teeth in a dream represent one’s followers, while the incisors and the canines represent his wealth, adornment, pride, or child.
The changing of their color into yellow or black in a dream mean changes in one’s life.
If one’s teeth turn into iron in a dream, they mean strength. Losing one’s teeth in a dream also could mean losingone’sjob. Pulling out one’s teeth in a dream so that no one can see them means infertility, or loss of one’s business, loss of one’s savings, a bad relationship with one’s family, an evil act toward one’s family, or it could mean that he will try to sustain his business through a loan, then suffer from bankruptcy. Having a bad tooth in wakefulness and pulling it out in a dream means trying to comfort or appease a difficult person whose hurtfulness will eventually cease. Replacing a tooth with a bridge in a dream means recovering losses, or balancing one’s business. Having an extra tooth in a dream means losing one in wakefulness. (Also see Body]; Pain; Teeth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Generally speaking, Two might be a symbol of polarity— contradictions, good versus evil, spirit versus matter. It represents femininity, the ability to give and receive, and freedom of decision. This number tells you that everything has two sides and encourages you to reconcile contradictions and opposites or to balance them. See Moon.
Two-people have birthdays on the second, 11th (the master number), and 29th of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
The she-wolf can be taken to represent the hussy, the unrestrained feminine, but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.... Dream Meanings of Versatile