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Substitute, Dream Interpretation


Substitutions are used to compare similarities, add understanding, i.E. Name, title, an animal, etc.

(See Commutative contract)

Dreams of a substitute reflect your level of flexibility as it relates to change and transformation. Perhaps you are grappling with feeling second best, an imposter, or that you are attempting to fill a void. Your dream may be giving you the message to be patient because in time sometimes the substitute or replacement, upon acceptance, turns out to be a blessing in disguise and maybe even better that the original.



Substitute | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Substitute

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May be substituted for someone else with the same problem, revealing what to expect from them... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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This may symbolize the way you portray yourself. In the extreme, it represents exhibitionism. Often what is hiding behind this dream is the desire for fame. On the other hand, it is the image of a search for your own world and a real Self. It also points to a manipulated secondhand experience that is, like television, often a substitute for reality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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If you dream of your aunt on your mom’s side of the family, you should try to be less impatient in your real life.

If the aunt was on your dad’s side, you will benefit through a family connection. Also, the aunt you dream of may represent aspects of yourself that you like or dislike.

If she gives you advice in the dream, she can also be seen as a substitute mother.... My Dream Interpretation

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Dreams of chocolate symbolize a reward for good work and possibly a substitute or metaphor for love. Something sweet is coming your way. See Candy.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Used as a substitute for someone of like character and circumstances... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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(Compensate; Interchange; Substitute) To substitute something for something better in a dream means an adversity and a distressful offense one chooses to bear with patience, contentment and accepts it as his fate until God Almighty removes it and replaces it with a greater reward in this world and in the hereafter. (Also see Compensation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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A substitute for one who serves others in the sea of life and is led by the holy spirit; see “water”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Unstable, without roots; may be substituted for one of like character... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Domesticity and cultivating nature.

The quality of caring and nurturing. On the other hand, this symbol might also point to substituting for the real thing; the flower in the pot is nature being controlled (and is therefore, in reality, a substitute for nature).

According to Freud, the symbol for women, as in Vase.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Brewed in Australia and in an oversized can, Foster’s beer may comment on fostenng good cheer or on expressing brute strength. It may point to a foster parent or a substitute parent as well.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Literal; research the name in case of substitution; see “substitute”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Company coming; if a name is substituted for clarity, research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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One whose work is under the authority of another more experienced; research name, if substituted... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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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

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Understanding, peaceful one ( the prefix, “ken”, may also be used as a substitute for one’s kin)... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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An authoritative figure; if substituted, research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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One who shines brighter than their circumstances; may be substituted because of the prefix, “less”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Not the best; a substitute for the natural; see “butter”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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May be substituted for a high governing spiritual authority... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Religious leader; if substituted, research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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One who is devoutly religious; they may be substituted for another religious figure... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Literal; something or someone considered odd, may be used as a substitute; see “substitute”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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A parent or an authoritative figure substituted for one of like character and ability, research name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Religious person of authority; if substituted, research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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The authoritative head; if the name is substituted, research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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(see Fruit, Seeds)

Eating the seeds of a pomegranate, according to American lore, foretells the fulfillment of one wish.

In Babylonia and Asia, this was a positive omen for maiTiages or any matters of commitment.

Because of the red juice of these seeds, they were an accepted substitute blood symbol in both ancient Greece and Judaic tradition.

Seeing a heap of pomegranates (or a lot of seeds) in your dream reflects upcoming prosperity. In Egypt, pomegranates were so valuable that they were sometimes used as a form of currency.... The Language of Dreams

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1- Often to meet the Pope in a dream is to meet the side of ourselves which has developed a code of behaviour based on our religious beliefs. He may be benign or judgmental depending on how the figure of the Pope was presented in childhood.

2- The Pope often appears in dreams as a substitute for the father, or as a personification of God.

3- Our spiritual mentor or Higher Self will sometimes be seen as the Pope.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: The pope often appears in dreams as a substitute for the father, or as a personification of god.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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One who is the head authority may be used as a substitute; research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Religious authority who may be substituted for another religious person; research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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A figure of highest academic authority; if substituted for another, research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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May be substituted for one of like character and high academic rank; research accordingly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Figurative numbers, etc., May be substituted; research accordingly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Either literal or a substitute of relative character; research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Figurative of one who acts as such, and names may be substituted... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Powerful ruler, prosperous; may be used as a substitute for the prefix “rich”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Dignified and powerful; often substituted for one of like character; research the name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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One whose virtue is highly esteemed may be substituted by a saint; research name... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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One who is academically learned may be a substitute for another such person less formable... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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This image refers either to the actual son, or to future ideas, creativity and something new.

The son, according to Jung, is the absolute substitute for the father, guaranteeing the immortality of the father. Also, pay attention to the similarities between the words “son” and “sun.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Pleasure; substitute for relationship or love; may refer to body health. Idioms: All sweetness and light; be sweet on someone; a sweet tooth; the sweets (rewards) of. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Twin; may be substituted to imply double-minded; see “waver”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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One whose steps are immature may be substituted by a toddler... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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1- Dreams where obvious changes occur and things are transformed into something else suggests a shift in awareness.

A landscape may change from dark to light (negativity to positivity), a person may change from masculine to feminine or one image may change into another. Once the dreamer understands the change is for the better, he is able to accomplish changes in his own life.

As the growth to maturity takes place, there are many transformations which occur. These arc often depicted in dreams as immediate changes, like a speeded-up camera filming an opening flower.

Transformation takes place in spiritual terms when freedom of thought or action is indicated, or when higher impulses are substituted for lower reactions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: The type of transport used in dreams 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, although nowadays the car, the aeroplane and other more modern forms of transport have been substituted.

A vehicle that 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-royce. In today’s modern world there are so many diverse means of transport that each has developed its own symbolism. Some of these are given below.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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May be a substitute; see “substitute”; research details... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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High religious authority figure that may be substituted for a religious person of like character... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Revealing the need for discipline, i.E.

A wild animal is a substitute for a person out of control... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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(see Forest, Rods, Stick, Trees, Wand)

Symbolic of flexibility and tolerance because of its supple branches.

Wishes and magic.

An ancient willow wand, topped in a star, and carried by the Greek goddess Helice was a cosmic emblem connected strongly with the moon, divination, and the Mystery traditions.

Pain’s abate. Herbally, willow bark is a substitute for aspirin.

The weeping willow represents personal mourning or sadness. Remember the lesson of the willow, however, that also shows us how to bend without breaking. Do not let grief break your spirit.... The Language of Dreams

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The male wolf is universally accepted as an image of Man, with reckless aggression and problems in sexual restraint. Considered a cunning, malicious predator, the concept of the wolf implies greed and hunger and, in that sense, physical urges and dissatisfaction. See Greed.

The wolf often symbolizes the shadow of male sexuality. Be glad to have had such a strong dream. You are powerful; you do not need to kill the wolf, hut you can dance with him.

In Steppenwolfy by Herman Hesse, the wolf becomes a symbol for the lonely seeker (and sufferer). Here it is not so much a reference to the meanness of the wolf, but rather the lonely search for the meaning of life.

In Christianity, the wolf is compared to the false prophet and heretic.

According to Jung, the wolf is wilder than the Lion and the Dog. Between 1910 and 1914, Sigmund Freud treated a patient who later would become famous as the “Wolfman.” As a small child this patient suffered from terrifying dreams about wolves, which was the reason why Freud gave him this name.

The earliest memories this man had about his nightmares involved six or seven White wolves that were sitting in a hazelnut tree in front of his window, and he was sure they had come to devour him. Freud here makes reference to two fairy tales: “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats.” In addition, Freud sees the wolf as a father substitute. As a young boy, the patient had observed his parents having intercourse from behind, and according to Freud, the patient transferred his repressed desire for sexual gratification by his father to a fear of wolves.

The female wolf symbolizes the nurturing power of nature, like Romulus and Remus, who were both nursed by a wolf. This is also the essence of the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” where the wolf is not only devouring Grandmother but he is Grandmother—the great mother symbol of wild nature.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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