silence

Silence, Dream Interpretation


Uneasiness; unspoken feelings; expectancy, being unable to voice one’s feelings, condoning; absence of life— death.

Symbolic of a wise person, Prov. 10:19

Spiritually, silence is a ‘space’ where there is no need for sound. Many religious orders are silent on the basis that there is then closer communication with god. In dreams it may suggest that contemplation and withdrawal from the everyday world is necessary.

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are silent in dreams we are unable to voice our feelings or opinions. We are either inhibited by our own selves or by outside influences. Conversely in silence we have no need to express ourselves.

Material aspects: Silence in a dream can suggest uneasiness and expectancy. There is a waiting for something to happen or not.

If a dream character is silent when we expect them to speak, we are unsure as to how we ourselves will react in waking life to external circumstances.

Depth Psychology: Being silent: inner peace, serenity, and even wisdom. “Speech is silver but silence is golden.” See Speech, Speechless.

(Abstaining from reply; Desistance; Dumbness; Muteness)

A dream of absolute silence or unusual quiet suggests a state of nervous shock.

If you have this dream, it’s a good idea to see a doctor.

1- Silence in a dream can suggest uneasiness and expectancy. There is a waiting for something to happen (or not happen).

If someone else is silent when we expect them to speak, we arc unsure as to how that part of ourselves which is represented by the other person will react in waking life.

2- When we are silent, wc are unable to voice our feelings or opinions. We are either inhibited by our own selves or bv outside influences.

3- Spiritually, silence is a space where there is no need for sound. Many religious orders are silent on the basis that there is then closer communication with God. In dreams it may be suggested that silence and withdrawal from the world is necessary.



Silence | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Silence

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A humble and distinguished character actor, Anthony Hopkins has achieved fame and recognition in numerous roles. He may offer the message that you may need to become more humble and honorable. As Hannibal the cannibal, in Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, this strong character actor may come as the archetype of the Devil to demonstrate the force of evil in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A butcher in a dream represents the angel of death. Taking a knife from a butcher in a dream means falling sick, then recovering from one’s illness to become strong and healthy again. In a dream, a butcher also represents a man who causes destruction or evil, and particularly if he is seen holding his cutting knife, or ifhe is wearing a white uniform stained with blood. Ifone sees himself as a butcher wearing clean cloths, it represents longevity.

A good looking butcher in a dream represents a prosperous culmination of one’s life, or changing one’s trade. Ifsomeone looks at him with despise or in the wrong way in the dream, it means that something is unlawful in what he sells. Ifthe butcher is a man in the dream, he then represents the angel of death. Whatever place he appears in will bear the consequences.

A butcher in a dream also represents an unjust person. In a dream, if one sees a butcher who specializes in selling animal heads, he represents a guardian of people’s estates, or a treasurer of a company, he also could represent adversities or death.

If the animals’ heads cannot be identified in the dream, and if they still have their skin, hair, and are dripping blood in the dream, then it means the disappearance of the people of knowledge and that knowledge will become selectively disseminated by political leaders. Cattles’ heads here represent people in danger. Buying an animal’s head from a butcher in a dream means asking one’s superior for a teacher for a special training, a coach, a continuing education program, or a better job.

If a butcher slaughters an animal for fun in a dream, it means suspicion about one’s spiritual standing. Walking in a butchers market in a dream means adversities, sufferings, a quick death for sick people, loss of wealth for rich people, or the fear of people who are under oppression, or the scare of a person in debt concerning his family or property, or the fears of a person awaiting a court judgment. It is also said that a butcher in a dream represents tyranny and bloodshed.

If a prisoner sees a butcher in his dream, it means that he will soon be released fromjail. Seeing a butcher in a dream also signifies safety, dispelling fears, protection, silence, vanquishing one’s enemy, or it could mean meeting with a persuasive travel agent. (Also see Meat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

On one hand, a place of silence, meditation, and security, similar to Abbey, Chapel, Cathedral, and Church. On the other hand, the desire to get away from the world, fear of life.

The cloister is also a symbol of sanctuary in times of trouble. This might be a suggestion to learn to deal with discipline—either to exercise more or to be more gentle.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a cloister: you are emotionally confused. Don’t talk to others about it. Only solitude and silence will bring answers and relief. See Hermit, Monk, Nun.

Depth Psychology: A cloister stands for your idea of the “meaning of life.” It is also a symbol of your faith, your trust in God, or your spiritual strength. See Church. Maybe you would like to pull back in order to renew your strength.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Sacrification; A medicinal process ofblood letting) Cupping in a dream means signing an agreement under pressure, committing oneself beyond one’s ability to comply, recovering from an illness, payment of debts, paying alimony to one’s wife and children, loss of a business or burying a treasure.

If cupping is administered but no blood comes from it in the dream, it represents buried monies that one cannot find. Cupping in a dream also means silence, desistance or abstaining from reply.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Muteness; Silence) In a dream, dumbness means corruption in one’s religious commitment or falsehood.

If one sees himself dumb in a dream, it means that he insults the companions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, or backbites honorable people, or that he is a reprobate and an insolent person. Ifone sees himselfmute in a dream, it means that he is ignorant. Dumbness in a dream means rescinding a court decision, or to remain silent when one is supposed to speak. Dumbness in a dream also means dethroning or terminating one’s employment, If one sees his tongue tied up in a dream, it means that he will gain eloquence, mastery of words, clarity of speech, wisdom in his words and prosperity, and it means that he will win victory over his enemy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A finger held over your mouth stands for silence.

Vision: Seeing a large finger in a dream: you have an unconscious hankering for love and sexual contact (particularly in women’s dreams).

A dirty finger announces quarrels and unpleasantness. Cutting yourself means mishaps or gossip. Are you missing a finger in your dream? Is one finger too thick, too thin? The interpretation of such images depends upon which finger is involved.

The thumb stands for courage, self-confidence, and a fighting spirit.

The index finger stands for goals, patience, ambitions, pride, and intellect.

The middle finger stands for success, profession, business, long-term plans, work ethic, and caution.

The ring finger stands for art, beauty, music, sense of community, emotions, and empathy.

The little finger is a phallic symbol and represents sexual needs. Is a finger raised to admonish you? Is it a warning? Is it pointing at something? If a finger is missing, you are cither missing the above- mentioned character traits or exaggerating them. Looking at fingerprints suggests you pay more attention to your individuality.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Body, Hand, Rings)

Pointing at someone or something represents an accusation. Alternatively, in a magical setting this may symbolize directing power toward an intended goal.

A finger to the lips indicates silence as the best course of action right now. Hold your words and use this time to think things through.

Raising the two central fingers is a protective emblem from classical times, averting the influence of the “evil eye.” Consider from what or whom you feel the need to protect yourself and why.

Clenched fingers reflect tension or anger that has not been directed constructively.

The central finger of the hand is an emblem of the phallus, which actually dates back to Rome when prostitutes used it to beckon their customers. This usage slowly changed to our modern insult. Tlie question here is to whom is the insult directed and why?

Crossed fingers symbolize your wishes and hopes.

Fingernails have several implications. First, they were a common component for magical spells to gain power over another. Second, depending on how they’re used in the dream, these can be a kind of weapon. In addition, fingernails over a blackboard reveal irritations.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Magic practice; Medium; Prophecies) Ifa fortuneteller sees himself gathering white sand in his dream, it means profiting from his trade.

A fortuneteller in a dream represents someone who can explain the meaning of things, a man of knowledge, an emissary, a dream interpreter, a treasurer or a supply controller. Seeing a fortuneteller in a dream also signifies stagnation of businesses, a recession and a slump. Coming before a fortuneteller to ask about some understanding in a dream denotes distress, burdens or dismay.

If the fortuneteller replies with a truthful answer in the dream, one should accept his answer. Ifthe fortuneteller maintains silence and declines to answer in the dream, it means abolition of one’s intent or dismissal of any benefits. (Also see Astrologer; Divination; Dream interpreter; Seer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Clothes, Costmnes)

Facades. Tilings not being what they seem. Or, the image you present to the world being only a partial truth.

Adapting to difficult circumstances: Ancient people wore masks to help them commune with specific energies. Today, we don figurative masks and temporary per-sonas when faced with new, unfamiliar, or demanding situations. This results in stressing particular characteristics that help us cope in these new settings.

The element of surprise and mystery, like at a costumed dance where you wonder what’s behind the mask.

Emotions or ideas that abide in your subconscious may manifest through a dream mask’s color, shape, or depiction.

For example, a red mask that looks angry can reveal your own outrage that was either subdued or silenced.

Jungian: The dreamer’s connection to the archetypes in the Collective Unconscious, mediating therein between two distinct factions, such as the mundane and the supernatural aspects of self.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Jami; Masjid) The main city mosque or the central mosque in a dream represents the king, the governor, or the ruler of a Muslim country, since he takes care of establishing the divine laws as well as he is the symbol of Islam and the decisive judge between the lawful and the unlawful. Smelling an apple inside a mosque means getting married.

A mosque in a dream is like the central market that people intend daily and endeavor to make profit therein. It is a place where people will profit according to their deeds and efforts.

A mosque in a dream also represents one who is to be obeyed, respected and revered such as a father, a teacher, a shaikh or a man of knowledge. It also asserts justice ifone who enters a mosque in his dream is unjustly treated.

The main city mosque in a dream represents the Qur’anic revelation, the ocean of knowledge, a place of purification and washing one’s sins, the graveyard where submissiveness and contemplation are evoked, the washing and shrouding of the dead, medicine, u silence, focusing one’s intention and facing the qiblah at the Ka’aba in Mecca. Seeing the main city mosque in a dream also means to recognize something good and to act upon it. It also could be interpreted as the shelter from one’s enemy, and a sanctuary and a shelter of the believer from fear, and a house of peace.

The ceiling of the mosque represents the intimate and vigilant entourage of a king. Its outstretch represents the dignitaries. Its chandeliers represent its wealth and ornaments. Its prayer mats represent the king’s justice and his knowledgeable advisors. Its doors represent the guards. Its minaret represents the king’s vice-regent, the official speaker of the palace or it announcer.

If the main mosque in the dream is interpreted to represent the ruler of the land, then its pillars represent the element oftime. Its lights represent the noble retinue and the wise men of his epoch.

The ceiling represents the knowledge contained in the books that protect his justice and his references.

The minaret will then represent his chief minister or advisor.

The pulpit represents his servant.

The prayer niche represents his wife, or it may represent his lawful earnings, or a righteous and a chaste wife. Ifone sees a mosque burning in a dream, it means death, losses and political changes in the country.

The main mosque of the town also represents the pious people dwelling therein, the men of knowledge, the wise men, devotion, or a hermitage. Its niche represents the leader ofthe people (Imam).

The caller to prayers (Muezzin) represents the judge or a gnostic from that town or country who calls people to the right path and whose call is harkened to by the believer.

The doors of a mosque in a dream represent the trustees and guards who shelter people from outside attacks.

If one sees any of that in a dream, or whatever condition these elements are in, they represent the current condition of the people, and this is what the central mosque represents in one’s dream.

If one sees grass growing inside a mosque in a dream, then it means a wedding. (Also see Imam; Ka’aba; Masjid; Minaret; Minbar; Muezzin)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Cellar) In a dream, one’s mouth represents his life from inception to completion. One’s mouth in a dream also represents the course of one’s livelihood and the source of his strength. Putting medicine in one’s mouth in a dream means correcting one’s life for the better.

If one puts food in his mouth in a dream, it means worldly gains and profits, unless one puts something that tastes bad, or which is spoiled, then it means losses, distress and depression. Putting good and tasty food or sweets in one’s mouth in a dream means living a happy and a rich life.

If one’s mouth is buckled in a dream, it means death, sickness, dumbness, silence, helplessness, or defeat. Ifone’s mouth looks larger than usual in the dream, it denotes growth and greater benefits, but if one’s mouth looks smaller in the dream, then it means the opposite.

If one’s mouth smells good in the dream, it means speaking good words. Infection of one’s mouth in a dream means a disaster or business losses.

If something nice comes out of one’s mouth in a dream, it means kindness toward others. Ifone sees his mouth sealed in a dream and did not know who did it, it means a scandal or defamation. In a dream, one’s mouth is interpreted in seven ways : It could mean knowledge, a coffer, a cellar, a bookcase, a market, a doorman, a minister, or a door.

If a pious person sees a harness around his mouth in a dream, it means fasting from food.

If an impious person sees that, it means rebuke and reprimand. (Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a person with a large mouth is an admonition: don’t “talk so big” or so much! The dream also is a reminder that it is in silence that we discover our innate abilities. See Lisp.

Depth Psychology: The mouth is one the most important human “tools,” used for eating (taking in something new and sensuous) and also for spitting out, getting rid of something “indigestible” or bad.

The mouth is for speaking (communicating with others, making contact, expressing feelings), but also is for kissing (sexual/sensual needs). What did your mouth “do” in the dream?... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Silence, for whatever reason, may be the answer... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of being mute signify that you are suppressing your feelings. Perhaps you are especially awareness of the power of words, and you are feeling trepidatious about what would happen if you expressed yourself. Alternatively, this dream can be showing you that a lack of frivolous chatter makes for great introspection and depth, and that sometimes silence is golden.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Fabric of Dream

Mysteries to be solved (Gypsy). The Christian symbol of silence.... The Fabric of Dream

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

My Dream Interpretation

A dream of absolute silence or unusual quiet suggests a state of nervous shock.

If you have this dream, it’s a good idea to see a doctor.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

interpreted upon 6 sides: honor, high standing, sound / voice, silence, good manners & solemnity in matters / affairs.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol of Venus—love and devotion.

The contradiction of blossom and thorn.

The rose plays the same role in the West that the lotus plays in the Orient. Both blossom, producing many thousands of petals, and represent the highest stage of consciousness.

The rose is often a symbol of the self. As a well-known symbol of love, it points to the dreamer’s feeling of security and suggests that he should be more open to love.

The Greek word rodor for rose came from the ancient Greek word for “flowing,” which may have been coined to convey the flow of fragrance from this flower. But this never-ending flow of fragrance from the rose also shortens its life, causing it to wilt rapidly. Because this magnificently flowering, fragrant blossom wilts so fast, it is also considered a symbol of death.

The rose also points to the world beyond, which is the reason that the Catacombs in Rome are decorated with garlands of roses.

The rose also is the harbinger of death in the Oraclesy and it is reported that a few days before their death, bishops would find a white rose on their chair.

The belief in the death-announcing rose has influenced customs in England and Germany, where people have been reluctant to bring roses to a sick person. And if a rose bush produced a green rose—that is, when the petals turned green—as English folklore had it, a family member would die.

It is not only in England that the rose is connected with death. As far back as ancient Rome, every year a festival of the roses was celebrated where the dead were honored. Graves were decorated with wreaths made from roses.

Since time immemorial, what happens in the presence of the rose is not talked about. In antiquity, when a rose was suspended above the table, the meal was taken “sub rosa,” as it was called then, which means that absolutely nothing from the conversation was repeated after the meal.

The early Christians took up this symbolic tradition: the presence of a rose indicated that silence was to be observed when heathens were among them.

The rose as the symbol for silence continued into the 18th century, when, for instance, wooden roses were carved into the woodwork of the confessional and roses were also included in the stucco of the halls of the court.

The rose, like the lotus, is considered the perfect flower, which is one of the reasons why the Christian Church declared it to be the image of wisdom. This was instrumental in the rose becoming a symbol of Christ. Mary is also depicted as a rose, but a rose without thorns, because in Christian symbolism the thorns of the rose indicate sin, and Mary was free of sin.

The rose has something very mystical about it. Praying the rosary is considered meditation.

The Sufis pray with a drop of rose fragrance dabbed on the area of the “third eye,” because it is said that the rose cleanses and strengthens the spirit. In ancient Greece a wreath of roses was already thought to strengthen the mind.

The Roman Emperor wore a wreath of roses for the same reason. Romans wore wreaths made from roses during decadent outdoor feasts, because they hoped the roses would minimize the effects of too much drinking.

The rose as the image of a clear mind was also known to the alchemists, who connected the rose to the idea of deliverance. In Dante’s Paradiso the small group of saved sinners is pictured in the form of a white rose above which angels circle like bees. That the way to salvation is possible only through love is perhaps the most important lesson of the rose, the flower originally dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love. But that the rose also symbolizes flesh and blood is seen in the fact that Dionysus also claimed the rose to be his.

Time and again we hear about a rose bush that never stops blooming; about rose branches in a vase that for 70 years produced white blossoms; and about how the food for the poor that, in the basket of saints, is transformed into roses.

For those interested in the magic of the rose, we might also mention the Pentagram of the Rose.

If you connect the center of each petal with the center of the petal that comes after the next, you will form a pentagram, the foot of the Druids, the old magic figure that Faust wanted to use to overcome Satan.

The Greeks considered the long-lived, five-leaved rose bush, with the imprint of a pentagram, to be the symbol of the cycle of the Cosmos, which, according to Aristotle, is determined by the five elements (fire, water, earth, air, and ether). Also, the Rosicrucians see the rose as a symbol of hidden wisdom, using it as a symbol in their cross.

The color of the rose is also important.

A wilted rose is a sign of a relationship gone bad. According to Jung, the rose is always the symbol for wholeness, representing, in the form of the mandala, a symbol for the order of the world.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being speechless: you are unable to express your emotions and desires. This dream warns of your inability to “speak out” in real life. See Silence, Speaking.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sense of being in contact with whatever is depicted, expressing what one feels and thinks, standing up for what one believes or feels strongly about. Difficulty in speaking, not speaking: restrained anger or difficult feelings; anxiety or lack of confidence; absence of real contact or communication. Speaking and not being understood: feeling of not being lis­tened to; frustration. Idioms: on speaking terms; know some­one to speak to; nothing to speak of; speak as one finds, speak for someone; speak out; speaks for itself; speak volumes, speak with forked tongue; speak one’s mind. See also mouth under body; silence. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a throat signify communication, expression, creation, and manifestation. You are realizing that words have power, and what you say has the potential to create and change things. This dream might be a message for you to speak up for yourself, or to realize that sometimes, silence is golden.

The throat also represents your vulnerability or your issues with betrayal, as in someone “going for the throat” or being a “cut throat”. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Cat, Lion)

In India, an emblem of divine wrath being unleashed.

China: The Lord of Animals, who embodies the attributes of authority, courage, passion, adventure, and prowess. Similar symbolism exists in Japan where the tiger represents heroic energy and self-regulation.

Riding a tiger: Confronting dangerous elemental powers that might get quickly out of control without constant monitoring.

Learning patience and the value of silence in achieving your goals. Tigers are slow, meticulous, and silent hunters.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a yo-yo signify that you have been emotionally erratic, and unable to make up your mind. This dream is your message to stop and drop into the silence and to allow your guidance to emerge from your centeredness. See Yin/Yang.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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