As an archetype, it is only when it is understood spiritually that the siren can ultimately restore man to himself that she becomes acceptable and can be worked with. After having rejected her enchantment, we are free to become whole. You might also like to consult the entries for emotions, war and water as well as the information on siren in archetypes in the introduction.
Psychological / emotional perspective: The siren suggests deception and distraction of man from his purpose. In dreams this is usually sexually oriented and difficult to handle. In psychological terms she is temptation and often appears in greek or roman attire, as if to enhance the erotic image. She can often be pictured in dreams sat by water, since she works mainly with the emotions.
Material aspects: To hear a siren – as in an ambulance or fire engine – is to be warned of danger.
For some, the sound of a siren will evoke images and memories of war and destruction, triggering feelings of anxiety.
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, if she has not come to an understanding of the siren within her, such a character can appear ultimately to be destructive. In a man’s dream, the siren is generally an aspect of his anima, initially alluring, then recognizably destructive, before he finally discovers how to handle her.
For both men and women it is vital that they learn to integrate, or come to terms with, this part of the personality.
To hear sirens in your dream, represents a situation or problem that is causing you much stress.
The sirens may serve to get your attention and encourage you to focus on the problem at hand.
Dreams of a siren are a sign to pay attention; there is a red alert emergency for you to tend to. In Greek Mythology, the sirens were beautiful women who would entice sailors to crash into the rocks, so this dream could be a warning to stay alert and be aware of the temptation to be seduced into something that could have harmful consequences. See Seducer/Seductress.
also see Archetypes
1- To hear a siren as in an ambulance or fire engine - is to be warned of danger.
For those old enough to remember, such a siren will evoke memories of war and destruction. In particular, the ‘all clear’ will serve to relieve anxiety.
2- Archctypally, the Siren suggests deception and distraction of man from his purpose. In dreams this is usually sexually oriented and difficult to handle. In a woman’s dream, if she is not in touch with the siren within her, she can appear to be destructive. In psychological terms she is temptation and often appears in Greek or Roman attire, as if to enhancc the erotic image. She can often be pictured in dreams sat by water, since she works with the emotions. In some cases she is a man’s Anima (see Introduction).
3- It is only when it is understood spiritually that the Siren can ultimately restore man to himself, that the Siren becomes acceptable and can be worked with. After having rejected her enchantment, he is free to become whole.
Domestic entanglements are denoted by this dream (Gypsy).