target

One’s aims or motivations, the self; vagina. Idioms: sitting target.

Symbolic of aiming at a goal in life or targeting someone for good or evil, Lam. 3:12

The object of undeserved blame or criticism; see “rejected:

Spiritually a target with its concentric circles can symbolize the total self.

The soul is in the middle, surrounded by spirit, mind, body and finally environment.

To be shooting at a bull’s-eye could be interpreted as a search for perfection. You might also like to consult the entries for arrow, goal and shot / shooting.

Psychological / emotional perspective: Most of us need some kind of motivation in life, and a target as a symbol of our intellectual aspirations may not make much sense until we study the context of the dream. Aiming at a target in dreams would suggest we have a particular goal in mind.

To be aiming at a person could suggest ‘targeting’ them on an emotional level for our own gratification.

Material aspects: In a work sense in dreams a sales or performance target might suggest our goals are imposed on us by others. On a more personal note, we will set our own targets – for instance health or education goals.

If we were setting someone else a target in dreams, we would need to understand that the other person in the dream is a reflection of part of ourselves.

Focus, the ability to assert yourself.

Folklore: Hitting the center of the target means good luck; missing it, bad luck.

Architectural plans will claim your attention.

A change of residence.

1. Goals and ambitions.

2. A feeling of being a “target” or the object of gossip and unfriendly attention.

3. Aspect of life is be­ing neglected.

Dreams of a target signify that you are goal oriented, focused on achievement, and preparing to hit your mark.

If you dream of hitting the target, then this is an affirmation that you are right where you are supposed to be, prepared and on track.

If you stray far from your target, then you have allowed yourself to be distracted and this is a sign that it is time to get back on track with your goals, life visions and aspirations.

If you dream of Target, the store, then you are focused on what beliefs you are buying into and looking for a good deal. See Goddess Artemis.

1- Aiming at a target in dreams would suggest we have a goal in mind. It would depend on the type of target what the goal is.

To be shooting at a bull’s-eye could be interpreted as a search for perfection. I’o be aiming at a person could suggest either hatred or sexual desire.

2- Most of us need some kind of motivation in life, and a target as a symbol of our intellectual aspirations may not make much sense until we studv the context of the dream. In a work sense a sales target might suggest our goals arc imposed on us by others. On a more personal note if we were setting someone else a target in dreams, we would need to understand that the other person in the dream is a reflection of part of ourselves.

3- Spiritually a target can have the same significance as the mandala (see .Mandala) and represent the Self.

To dream of a target, foretells you will have some affair demanding your attention from other more pleasant ones.

For a young woman to think she is a target, denotes her reputation is in danger through the envy of friendly associates.



Target | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Target

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Suggests directing attention or desire towards what is represented by target or goal. Gun being aimed: directing an­ger, sexuality or attention. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be in the armed forces in dreams signifies belonging to a trained team; to be facing an army highlights our doubts about or refusal to accept a carefully thought out plan of action. While this may be for the greater good, in itself it may be dangerous. By its association with the sea, the navy in dreams signifies a more disciplined response to emotional matters, whereas the air force suggests the need for a targeted response to intellectual and philosophical matters.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The arrow stands for the rays of the sun, and it is also a phallic symbol.

Vision: Seeing an arrow: present conflicts and arguments are partially your fault. Shooting an arrow: a warning—you are going to be the target! Because of your behavior you might lose a good friend; it points to a separation. Getting hit by an arrow: a breakdown or a catastrophe in the making.

An arrow pointed in a certain direction suggests the direction you need to take in your personal and professional life. See The Four Corners of the Compass.

Depth Psychology: The arrow as a Weapon: you feel injured and take it out on others, or you suffer from the hurtful behavior of others, like meanness, spitefiilness, or aggressive sexuality. See Lance.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, arrows mean messages, a messenger, writings, victory over one’s enemy.

If a woman sees her husband’s arrows in their quiver in a dream, it means that her husband has turned away from her. Arrows in a dream also are an indicator or a guide. Seeing an arrow outside its quiver, means failure to perform one’s duty or inability to deliver one’s message. Shooting arrows in a dream means writing letters.

If one shoots an arrow but fails to hit his target in the dream, it means that he will send a messenger to do something and his messenger will fail to deliver.

If one sees a woman shooting him with an arrow in a dream, it means that she is showing kindness toward him and consequently he may fall in love with her, or he may marry her.

If one shoots an arrow and hits his target in a dream, it means that he will reach his goal, or if he wishes to have a child, it means that he will bear a son.

An arrow in a dream also represents a messenger, profits, a son, longevity or new clothing.

If the arrows are made from reeds in one’s dream, they mean falsehood and prattle.

If they have arrowheads in the dream, then they represent a talkative person who if he hits his target, it means that he does what he says.

If the arrowhead breaks in the dream, it means that he speaks only to protect himself from others’ arrows. Ifthe arrow is made from gold in the dream, it means that he is sending a message to a woman because of another woman.

The arrowhead in a dream represents strength, power or disturbance.

The arrows themselves in a dream also mean the fear of an emissary for his life. Throwing arrows in a dream means backbiting others and slandering them. (Also see Archer; Shooting arrows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a bow means travels, a brother, a wife, a son or closeness to someone.

A covered bow in a dream means that, one’s wife is pregnant.

If a pregnant woman hands a man a bow in a dream, it means that she will conceive a girl from him.

If a pregnant woman hands her husband a bow in a dream, it means that she will deliver a boy. Stretching the strings of a bow in a dream means longevity. Stretching it without an arrow in a dream means planning to travel.

A broken bow in a dream signifies the death of a brother, a business partner, or a son.

A bow is broken bow in a dream means that an accident may cause the hand of a brother or a business partner to fracture. Holding a broken bow in a dream means losing one’s job or closing one’s business. Seeing a young man attaching a string to a bow in a dream represents one’s enemy. Attaching a string to a bow in a dream also means marriage, while detaching the string of a bow in a dream means divorce. Seeing oneself standing before a ruler with two bows length between them mean receiving an appointment.

The two bows in a dream also represent one’s eye-brows. Shooting arrows with a bow in a dream means speaking wrong about something or backbiting someone. Carving a bow in a dream means preparing to get married or begetting a son. Shooting an arrow and hitting one’s target in a dream means fulfilling one’s needs, or attaining one’s goal. Selling one’s bow and arrows in a dream means giving priority to one’s religious life over that of his mundane one. Shooting hazelnuts in a town in a dream means backbiting people, while shooting hazelnuts in the forest means earning lawful money from hunting. Shooting arrows in front of the city hall in a dream means backbiting or slandering others. Shooting a pigeon in a dream means slandering one’s own wife. Bending an arch in a dream means preparing for war. (Also see Eye-brow)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Power, assertiveness.

2. Sexual intercourse.

3. A measure of luck depending on whether or not the target is hit, usually in business affairs.

4. The emergence of love (as in “cu­pid’s arrow”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

If you hit the target in your dream, you can rely upon good fortune, varying according to the accuracy of your aim.

If you miss, then you may expect difficulties, owing to some careless, or ill-advised action of your own.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, a bullet suggests fast, decisive action, hitting a target.

The symbol is a potent one as we learn to use our energies more successfully.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Making the mark; right on target... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Mystic Dream Book

To hit the centre of the target is a lucky dream, whereas it is unfortunate to miss it.

If you see someone else shooting, be careful about giving your confidence.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of seeing or working with clay implies that you are a very imaginative and inventive person. It can also indicate your ability to influence or sway the opinions of others in your favor. This dream may mean that you haven’t given yourself adequate objectives to strive for. It is time to organize your life and target your priorities. In another view, clay can represent excrement or waste.

To see a clay pot in your dream is an indication of innocence, loyalty, and integrity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Since it requires expertise and practice to throw darts successfully, in dreams playing darts also suggests discipline and concentration. It is thought that the game arose in the middle ages when bored soldiers took to hurling arrows at the upturned covers of wine barrels, perhaps seeing who could come closest to the cork bung.

The shortened form of arrow became the dart, and a slice of tree trunk the target.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Use caution; avoid barbed and hurtful criticism.

2. Argu­ments or attitudes are on “target.” 3.

A feeling someone harbors hostility. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

(game) symbolic of being on target or aiming at something particular ... Christian Dream Symbols

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Displacement of aggression from a threaten­ing target to a less threatening one is a common human and animal practice.

If we are angry at our partner we may kick the cat or nag at the children instead of confronting the real target. Freud stated that in dreams we express what we usually censor, or would be censored socially, in terms of behaviour or sexuality, but often in a displaced way. What appears to be most important and full of emotion in the dream may, accord­ing to this statement, be really of least significance. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘She continues to attack him and, to my horror and feeling of helplessness, his head comes off. But the neck is made of some son of material with a string hanging off it, and I realise it is a doll’s head* (Mr RH). Many ‘doll’ dreams are, as the example, using the doll as a target for violence. This may refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked or attacked emotionally—like a helpless doll. Also, in general, childhood states of feeling about ourself, a means of displacement for anger or feelings the dreamer would like to discharge on another, a feeling of wanting to be a precious ‘doll’ to someone, wanting to be loved. See also toy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Usually carrying a ton of dirt, a dump truck may warn that someone in your life is about to dump a load of dirt on you. Thus, it may remark on being the target of ridicule. It may also carry away the negativity in your life. (See Truck)... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream of seeing a beautiful woman wearing attractive earrings you will soon be the recipient of some good news. You will win money in games of chance if the wearer is plain or ordinary looking.

If you see broken earrings in your dream you may be the target of some malicious gossip at work.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, does not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (it is interesting to note that one person working on his own dreams can have a profound noticeable effect on the interactions and unconscious bondings between other members of his family). Almost all of the problems we encounter in life are reflected within the family, so in times of stress we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced. Dreams about the family figure so prominently because most of the conflicts and problems in life are experienced first within that environment. It is as though a pattern is laid down which, until it is broken willingly, will continue to appear. Individual members and their position within the family can also symbolize the various archetypes – father can represent the masculine principle and authority, whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle.

For ease of reference the relevance of each figure in men’s and women’s dreams is included under each heading. Because we have had an intimate connection with members of the family they become easy targets for projection as dream images. We do have to decide whether they are in our dreams as themselves or whether they are there in a symbolic capacity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Famous people, pop and film stars and sporting celebrities may also serve in dreams as a projection of the type of person we would like to be. We may, for instance, in real life be shy and withdrawn, but need to be admired and loved. In today’s climate of media celebrities, both minor and otherwise, such figures can also be targets for opprobrium.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A phallic symbol.

2. Repressed hostility or fear toward an individual.

3. Issues regarding personal safety.

4. Goals and ambitions (target practice). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a G-Spot denotes erotic, sexual pleasure, and that you are right where you are supposed to be in your life, right on target, hitting the bull’s eye in your relationship and in your career. See Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

As in Target, this image refers either to very focused behavior, or to a necessary distance. See Marksman.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of scoring a goal may indicate that we have set ourselves external targets. In achieving those targets we may also recognise that the goals which we have set ourselves in life are either short or long term and we may need to adjust them in some way.

To miss a goal indicates that we have not taken all the circumstances within a situation into account and need, perhaps, to reassess our abilities to achieve.

2- To set life goals or to be conscious of doing this in a dream indicates that we are in touch with our own internal sense of our ability to achieve.

The external is often a reflection of the internal and goals can indicate that we instinctively know how much, and what, we are capable of doing.

3- Our spiritual aspirations are being highlighted.

If we are aware of our goal, then we can make terrific inroads towards attainment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of scoring a goal may indicate that we have set ourselves external targets. In achieving those targets we may also recognize that the goals we have set ourselves in life are either short-term or long-term and we may need to adjust them in some way.

To miss a goal or target indicates that we have not taken all the circumstances within a situation into account and need, perhaps, to reassess our abilities to achieve. You might like to consult the entry for target for additional clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of global positioning satellite represent direction in life, being on track, knowing where you are going, being on target and aligned with your higher vision.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Complete Dream Book

If a woman dreams of shooting at a target, it is a sign that she will be involved in sensational escapades. Such escapades are likely to be connected with jealousy and so this dream should be regarded as a warning against suspicion.... The Complete Dream Book

Ariadne's Book of Dream

With its ability to land on a target and hover in the air. a helicopter may represent the need to look at the whole picture before making a decision in life. It is through objectivity that you may land on target. As a mechanical bird, u represents mechanistic ideas or ideals that may be floating around in your mind.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Dreaming about having mentally deficient children is a message that warns against having children; you will not make a good parent.

2. Fear that one’s intellectual abilities are lacking.

3. A target that it’s easy to express rage to without fear of reprisal.

4. If the dreamer pictures a family member as an idiot, then he/she may be thinking the family member is not under­standing them. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

A maiden who dreams of sitting on a man’s lap had better watch her step for she will be the target of criticism from jealous and gossipy persons.... The Complete Dream Book

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Ballista; Battering ram; Mangonel) Seeing a mangonel or a missile launcher for hurling heavy stones in a dream means calumny, slander and a false accusation of fornication, untruth, or deceit.

A missile launcher in a dream also means victory for the oppressed and destruction for the unjust ones.

If the commander who is operating the missile launcher in the dream is 282 a ruler, then it means that he will write a letter with strong words to the other party.

The stone or the missile itself represents the messenger, or the carrier of such a letter.

If a superior launches a stone against a subject or an employee in a dream, it means that he will send an investigator, a controller or a supervisor of a stern nature. Watching the launch of a mangonel in a dream implies treachery, betrayal and a cause of’losses and sufferings. It also means defamation of the learned ones, or forcing them to downplay the ruler’s injustice, or to give utilitarian and opportune opinions about sacred religious values. Seeing a missile launcher in a dream also may signify corruption, adversities and trials that will befall the target of such missiles.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you dream that someone is obligated to you means you will win to a high station in your life and/or business relations.

To dream that you are under obligation to another person then this means that you have become the target of thoughtless actions and complaints from friends or coworkers.

A dream of obligation is also a warning that you must keep any promises you have made to a person, or lose that persons esteem or love.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream that someone is obligated to you means you will win to a high station in your life and/or business relations.

To dream that you are under obligation to another person then this means that you have become the target of thoughtless actions and complaints from friends or coworkers.

A dream of obligation is also a warning that you must keep any promises you have made to a person, or lose that persons esteem or love.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A negative omen regarding luck and reputation.

2. “Tar­geted” goals and ambitions (target practice).

3. A sharp and dynamic individual.

4. Repressed anger or rage or possibly fear. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Masculine sexual symbol, and a symbol tor aggression always connected to power and achievement.

The dangers and the potentialities of self-determination are emphasized here. It also means: come to the point; hit your target—or better not hit it—and conclude something or begin something new.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, shootingarrows is interpreted like shellingsomeone or a place. Otherwise, they means backbiting people or slandering them. Shooting arrows in a dream also could mean taking medicine, or giving an injection to a patient.

If the arrows do not have arrowheads in the dream, then they mean disappointment.

If one shoots arrows and finds himself also at the receiving end in a dream, it means that he will attain his goal of meeting his Lord. However, ifhe remains in this world, it means that he will rise in station and receive honor. Ifone sees two rows of people shooting arrows at each other in his dream, it means that the successful ones would be right and the losers would be at fault. Shooting arrows at people in a dream then means backbiting people, slandering them, or it could mean vain talking.

If one constantly fails his aim in his dream, it means that he has an evil speaking tongue. Hitting one’s target in a dream means attaining one’s goals, or speaking the truth regarding someone he knows. Wearing a white garment and standing on top of a mountain and shooting arrows toward the East and the West in a dream means attaining a vast control over people and lands, if one qualifies. One’s arrows in a dream also represent his message or writings. (Also see Arrows; Hunting; Shelling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Gun and Weapons

1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.

2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.

To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.

3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be conscious of hearing a shot in dreams or of shooting someone highlights the need for a targeted release of energy, perhaps to clear the air or to achieve a particular end result. Being shot in a dream suggests that we may need to be aware of someone else’s ill feeling towards us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man’s dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One’s situation at time of dream; status, depending on where one is sitting; being relaxed; inactive waiting. Sitting up: becoming more involved. Idioms: sit back; sit for, sit in on something; sit on; sit out; sit something out; sit tight; sit at someone’s feet; sit in judgment; sitting target; sit on the fence. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you dream you are a tattoo artist and you are tattooing someone’s body you will soon break with friends or family over strange practices.

If you dream you are the one being tattooed you will become the target for a strangers jealousy but if you see someone else with tattoos then you will take a long, hard journey from home.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream you are a tattoo artist and you are tattooing someone’s body you will soon break with friends or family over strange practices.

If you dream you are the one being tattooed you will become the target for a strangers jealousy but if you see someone else with tattoos then you will take a long, hard journey from home.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Thread in dreams represents a line of thought or enquiry and, in today’s way of communicating, a blog. In terms of our ordinary everyday lives we perhaps need to remain focused on our goals. Threading a needle has an obvious sexual reference. It can also, because of the perceived difficulty in threading a needle, suggest incompetence in ways other than sexual, such as hitting work targets.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The torpedo, because of its shape, has obvious connections with masculine aggressiveness. Its power in dreams can be destructive, but often is unconscious in origin.

2- In terms of being able to home in on its target, the torpedo suggests directed energy. This may be the type of honest getting to the point which we can do with friends, or it may be a warning that such directness could be harmful.

3- A torpedo is symbolic of spiritual directness.

The dreamer should be aware of taking the correct action for the circumstances in which he finds himself.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A torpedo is symbolic of spiritual directness. In terms of being able to home in on its target, the torpedo suggests directed energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Since a torpedo passes through water to reach its target, the symbolism is of using emotion as a means to an end. This may be the type of honest getting to the point which we can do with friends, or it may be a warning that such directness could be harmful or upsetting.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Birds, Feathers, Wings) Targeting a vulnerable situation or person.

Ill feelings aimed toward you from a exploitative or predatory person.

The desire to focus on a particularly susceptible opportunity for personal gain.

Ancient meaning: An archetype for the goddess of death and reincarnation among the Egyptians especially. Here, vultures were believed to nurse the spirit of dead Pharaohs, maintaining them in the afterlife.... The Language of Dreams

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