Feeling ‘put in the shade’; feelings still overshadowing one from past experiences or relationships; feeling inferior, protection; occasionally a sense of the dead or fear of the unknown. Idioms: afraid of one’s shadow; shades of; shadow of one’s former self; worn to a shadow. See shadowy figure.
If one sees a shade in the winter in a dream then it means trouble, distress, adversities, or soliciting the company of people who foster innovation. Shade in a dream also represents the governor of one’s town, a man of knowledge, a pious person, an ascetic, or a religious student on the path. Seeking refuge in the shade away from the heat of the sun in a dream means comfort, profits, or escaping from harm. As for a woman, shade in her dream represents her husband.
If an unmarried woman sees herself seeking the shade in a dream, it means her marriage and that she will marry a rich and a powerful person.
If one finds it cold to sit in the shade in his dream, then ifhe seeks to sit under the sun to worm himself up, it means that his poverty will be dispelled, for cold in a dream also 382 means poverty. (Also see Shadow)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A shadow in a dream also means guidance, repentance, true monotheism and contemplating the Maker and His creation.
If one moves but does not see his shadow moving in a dream, it means abrogating the laws, discarding what is permissible, adopting what is unlawful, death, becoming motionless, or losing one’s senses.
The same interpretation applies if one’s shadow disappears under the sunlight, or under the moonlight, or in the night lights, or if his reflection disappears from the water surface, or from any shiny surface.
If one sees his shadow dancing in a dream, it means falsehood, lies, stealing people’s money, shifting one’s faith according to one’s personal interests, or that he criticize the conduct of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace. Dancing one’s shadow over a carpet in a dream means invoking evil spirits, speaking their words after being possessed by them, and it means trials, temptations and evil. (Also see Shade)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it becomes visible in your dream, a very important step toward increasing awareness has been taken.
You are beginning to become consciously aware of your “dark side.” The reason for the shadow in a dream is a sign that you are in the process of becoming aware of your Self. So, there is no reason to fear your shadow or try to avoid it.
The shadow is usually connected to the past or the future: old injuries are casting their shadow onto today’s behavior and emotions, and creating fear for the yet unborn reality of the future. Coming to terms with the shadow is necessary in order to understand life here and now. It brings intensity, wealth, and imagination to life.
If you are standing in somebody’s shadow, or are put into a shadow by somebody, this refers to low self- esteem. You have an inferiority complex—want to appear to be more than you are, want to be more accepted.
The shadow follows us but is not easily seen; it also provides protection.
Jung sees the shadow as an underdeveloped structure in people.
The shadow is one of the original definitions of the soul.
The chieftain of some Polynesian tribes loses his mana (power), if somebody steps on his shadow. In southern European countries midday was considered the ghost hour, because the shadow would then be its smallest and retreat. Behind this superstition was the fear that the shadow would disappear altogether and with it the soul and its relationship to the earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dark forces that threaten to undermine your spiritual quest. Note that these forces can also come from within.
Your own shadow or alternate persona.
For the goodness to mean something quantifiable we must all overcome this darker side of the soul.
Shadow boxing represents an internal argument you’re having with your sense of morality.
Not having a shadow equates to someone with a soulless character, without depth or passion. In earlier times, anyone who did not bear a shadow was considered cursed, like vampires.... The Language of Dreams
If the shadows in your dream were not your own, this suggests that there is an aspect of yourself that you are rejecting or want to keep hidden.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The shadcjw represents your present uncertain situation. You are ambivalent. But the shadow is also a svmbol of your unconscious. Seeing a shadow ahead or in front of you: you are “projecting” into the future. Seeing a shadow behind you: you are holding on to old fears and feelings of guilt. Or do you believe that you are standing in someone’s shadow? Other dream images might tell the tale.... Dreamers Dictionary
The Shadow is any pan of ourself which we reject, and so do not allow expression in our life. We may so dislike aspects of our nature we fail to see them altogether and instead see them in other people and criticise them. Nations as well as individuals do this.
The Nazis projected all problems on to the Jews; the Americans have not wished to see their own social sickness, and have looked instead at the Russians, no doubt the Irish blame the English, and the English use the class system, with its projections between employee and employer. It is easier than looking at one’s own Shadow.
If you can think of the characteristics you loathe in others, that is a fair picture of what you repress in yourself.
The great ‘ladies’ man’ may hide a Shadow which feels inadequate sexually; the loving Christian mother might meet a Shadow full of resentment and anger at how she has been taken for granted. Meeting the Shadow through our dreams is a meeting with our own reality, which in turn enables us to look at the world realistically.
The Shadow can be met. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences