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Here are 30 different dream symbol that appear most common in the world and these dreams meanings.

Animals


Animals can usually be linked to survival or the instinct to keep going no matter how difficult things are. It can mean you’re holding things back that you should express. Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal.

Babies


Babies most times just mean that you want to continue your life and family, and want to share your knowledge with your next of kin. They might also mean you’re holding something back. Something new comes into your life. A new idea or a new creative project at work. Symbol of new possibilities and potential for growth in multiple areas of your life.

Lost


Being lost in your dreams may signify that you have lost your true purpose in life. It may point to soul loss or your disas- sociation from an important aspect of your personality. If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically.

Naked


Dreams of being naked or seeing someone naked represent a desire for honesty and intimacy. It can also represent the fear of others knowing your private thoughts and feelings. If you are comfortable being naked, then you feel you have nothing to hide in intimacy. If you are uncomfortable, ashamed, or embarrassed, then this dream is telling you to do some ego-integration work, and begin the process of releasing your own judgments and criticisms.

Trapped


If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful. If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life.

Buildings and Houses


Building a house may signify construction of a new project in your business or building a totally new life. Building with Legos or building blocks may comment on needing to play with your ideas before putting them into action.

Clothing


Clothing in general reveals the image that you want to project to the world. Each article of clothing reveals different concerns, qualities, beliefs, attitudes, and expressions Even the color and conditions of the clothing may reveal significant information.

For example, clothing that is tattered or torn may signify that you feel emotionally shredded by an experience. You may also be expressing a "poor me" attitude.

Cry


Dreams of crying symbolize that you are healing, grieving, cleansing, and releasing that which no longer supports you, as you make room for that which does support you. Consider that this might be a cry for help and that you would be wise to seek support to help you through this challenge you are going through. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel.

Death


Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying. If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life. Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life.

Demons


To see demons in your dream, represents negativity and distress. It also forewarns of overindulgence. If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something.

Dogs


Dogs are man’s companions and loyal " friends and thus can come in a dream to represent a real friendship, fteca dog’s extreme loyalty to its owner, the appearance of a dog can represent a tendency toward being too loyal to-your friends and thus sacrificing yourself and your needs. A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship. A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog.

Drowning


Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life. Being washed away by the flow of emotions. Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength.

Falling


Falling in your dream may come as a response to some failure. It may comment on feelings of loss of control. It may also be a response to falling from grace or falling from your stature in life. Falling dreams may recur when you have lost a significant relationship, or have faced a personal disaster in your career, or have been diagnosed with a particular illness.

Fire


Fire is a punfying element that is destruc tive yet transforms everything eventually. Setting fire to your emotions may act as the cleansing agent of the soul. It can represent the passion that fuels the heart and the sacred ember of your sexuality. A fire in your house may relate to some anger that is destroying the peace at home. Fire may also signify destructive behavior on your part or that of another family member.

Flying


If you dream you are flying so high that you can actually touch the moon and stars this portends many different types of global disaster that you may soon hear of. If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down of magnitude. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow.

Food


People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence. To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a "compensatory" function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment.

Chased


Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty. To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion.

Horses


A horse may offer its power to the dreamer as a vehicle for moving forward in life. Horse brings the attnbute of strength to deliver you to your destination.

For the hero, the horse cames him to his mission, perhaps over long distances, and thus it may signify the need to travel. A wild horse can represent unleashed and untamed power. Horses may also trot into your dream to indicate the need to stand your ground in a power struggle.

Jumping


  • The act of jumping can be somewhat ambiguous in a dream. It can indicate either jumping up attempting to attain something better for ourselves or jumping down, which can mean going down into the unconscious and those parts of ourselves where we may feel we are in danger. Jumping on the spot can indicate joy and has the same significance as dance (See Dance).
  • Repetitive movement of any sort in a dream usually indicates the need to reconsider our actions, to look at what we arc doing and perhaps to express ourselves in a different way. On a psychological level, jumping up and down in a dream may indicate being caught up in a situation without having the power to move either forwards or backwards.
  • In certain religions, spiritual ecstasy is induced by jumping. This is a way of employing the physical in order to reach the spiritual.
  • Also See: Jumping

Kiss - Kissing


Affection. In this dream you may be expressing feelings that are difficult to express during the day. Kissing is usually an indication of warmth, affection, and happiness. If you don’t receive enough love and affection in your daily life, then this could be a compensatory dream, where the dreamer is comforting himself. If you are kissing the object of your affection, the dream could be a form of wish fulfillment. Superstition based interpretations say that if you are kissing strangers, you may have a need to conquer. If the kissing is insincere, you are pretentious while if you see your partner kissing someone else, you may be afraid of infidelity.

Money


Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard currency, but more the way in which we value ourselves. This symbol appearing in dreams would suggest that we need to assess that value more carefully, and equally to be aware of what we ‘pay’ for our actions and desires. If there is a feeling of self-denial in our making savings, particularly to the point of miserliness, we may not have managed our resources properly in the past and are having to suffer for it now. We may also fear the future. If someone else gives us their savings, we are able to use their knowledge and expertise.

Paralysis


  • When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably experiencing great fear or suppression. Feelings that are emotionally based are experienced as paralysis in order to highlight the physical effect those feelings can have.
  • Imagination can often play tricks on us, and we experience as real some kind of reaction we would not normally allow ourselves. Paralysis is one such reaction.
  • Paralysis can signify spiritual inadequacy, inability to create movement, and inertia. There is a condition which sometimes occurs during development when we are forced into facing our own fears, and this can be experienced as paralysis.

Pregnancy / Pregnant


To dream you are pregnant signifies growth and development in your personal life. You may find that you are unprepared to act on it or to even discuss the matter with other people. It may also symbolize the birth of new ideas, projects, directions, or goals. To dream of being pregnant with a dying baby suggests an undertaking you worked hard for is suddenly doomed to fail. It denotes anxiety over things that are unfolding in ways you never expected. A pregnant woman having dreams of her pregnancy usually conveys her worries in various stages of her pregnancy. First trimester dreams are usually consists of small creatures, furry animals, flowers, fruits, and water. Second trimester dreams usually cover birth complications and self-doubt about motherhood. You may also dream of giving birth to a non-human baby. Finally, in the third trimester, you tend to dream of your own mother. When a man dreams of getting a girl pregnant, it is a warning that serious consequences may result from his sexual activities.

Prison


Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong. A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage.

Sexuality - Sex


Dreams of a sexual nature are very common and act both as an emotional release and a reassurance that everything is in order with your sexuality. Being intimate with a stranger is a fantasy that many people enjoy and this type of dream may indicate a wish for new experiences or experimentation. Intimacy with your partner in a dream acts as a reassurance of your love, and serves to strengthen your bond in your own mind.

Snakes


The snake is a powerful dream symbol, associated with the feminine, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person. If you dream about you or an animal attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake, you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip. If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities.

Spiders


In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious and a distant man. A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic or a monk. Ifone sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and a religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak. A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife. If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area.

Teeth


Hostility or an attack, such as when dream figures deliver "biting words" or "bare their teeth. " Losing teeth in a dream may reflect words said in haste, or losing the ability to speak candidly. Because this bony part of the body endures long after death, it has some associations with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In this context, losing teeth might equate to losing the will to live or having your personal power taken away. Rotten teeth equate either to the fear of old age, or someone whose words are filled with so much insincere sweetness that decay in that relationship is inevitable. Having teeth pulled out represents an end to suffering that is aided by an external force.

Vehicle - Vehicles


If you dream of riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving, you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience. If you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business.

Walking or Running


A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing. If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’. If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change.

Water


It is a mirror of your subconscious mind.

The quality of water often describes the situation of your emotions. Crystal clear, clean, adulterated, calm mostly provides strong insights about the state of your feelings.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When a woman is pregnant and dreams of abortion, particularly during a first pregnancy, she is often trying to come to terms with her new status and any fears and doubts she may have. Such a dream is not usually precognitive. When a man has such a dream he may be beginning to come to terms with some kind of emotional trauma, feelings that he needs to understand and perhaps mourn.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of abuse are venting dreams about control, or the lack thereof.

If you dream of being the victim of abuse, then you are venting your connection to the victim archetype and are coming to terms with your own power. You are realizing that it is either time to stand up for yourself, or to remove yourself from a non-supportive situation.

If you dream of being the abuser, then you are venting your frustration and rage at feeling out of control. Your subconscious mind may be cautioning you to take responsibility for your feelings and actions and treat others the way you’d like to be treated. Dreams of abuse also reflect the way you treat yourself. See Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of an abyss indicates the dreamer recognises within themselves the so-called bottomless pit or void. This is an aspect of the unknown which all of us must face at some time or another in our lives. It is a risky action which must be taken without knowledge of what the outcome is going to be.

2- There is a fear of losing control, of a loss of identity, or of some type of failure. More positively, it is possible to go beyond our own boundaries or present experience.

Also the abyss indicates our coming to terms with oppositcs such as right or wrong, good and bad.

3- The Underworld, and inferior matters, appears in dreams as the abyss.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a fear of losing control, of a loss of identity, or of some type of failure. More positively, it is possible to go beyond our own boundaries or present experience. Also the abyss indicates our coming to terms with opposites such as right and wrong, good and bad.

To be on the edge of the abyss suggests having to come to terms with our own fears.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreams of being injured, murdered or killed occur relatively frequently, and attention needs to be paid to the specific circumstances of the dream. We are usually receiving a warning to be careful or to be aware of hidden aggression, either our own or others.

2- Such dreams may highlight anxieties to do with safety or carelessness, or fear of taking responsibility.

3- Since there is no such thing as an accident in spiritual terms, it signifies Divine intervention, or interference from an authoritative source.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreams give us a doorway into a strange and wonderful world. Although it appears to have many of the features of our waking world, such as peo­ple, animals, objects and places, it is nevertheless full of sub­tle surprises and differences.

To enter this world while asleep leaves us largely unaware of its possibilities.

To take waking awareness into our entrance, as happens when we explore a dream through dream processing, unfolds the magic impact of what we meet.

When we open the door of dreams in this way we begin a journey. It has stages, problems to surmount and things to learn, just like any journey. Many people have already trav­elled before us, and there are books such as Alice in Wonder­land, The Odyssey, Exploring Inner Space, and Altered States oj Consciousness which describe journeys and the terrain.

Although we might meet the heights of religious experi­ence as well as the depths of human despair on the journey, in simple terms it is primarily a journey into a confrontation with our own potential, our own fear, our own prison bars of thought and habit, our own ability to lift perception beyond what we have known before and look at the world, and our life in it, from new perspectives. It is a journey towards greater maturity in which we face the humbling vision of our own littleness, the moving encounter with the vulnerable child we once were, the cleaning out of the store cupboards of resent­ment, hurt and anger, the D1Y of conscious renewal of our identity, and the meeting with Love as we experience ourself as a living participator in the wonder of life. We look at birth, we meet death, we gaze into the vast depths of space out of which our being has arisen. Then we find ourselves seeing the faces of the other human beings we live with, and recognising we are all on the journey, and we only have each other. Real­ising we are all waves on a shoreless sea—from no port we move to no destination—we understand our self responsibil­ity, and consider what we will to do with the momentum of our life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

We need to come to terms with our own sexual needs and desires for excitement and stimulation. Dreaming of an affair allows us to release such feelings. We may feci the need to do something naughty or something which means we have to take emotional risks.

We could be actively seeking emotional satisfaction in a way that is unacceptable in our waking lives.

We arc seeking an integration of opposite polarities male/female, drive/receptivity, good/bad.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: We need to come to terms with our own sexual needs and desires for excitement and stimulation. Dreaming of an affair allows us to release such feelings. We may feel the need to do something naughty or something that means we have to take emotional risks.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Happiness and satisfaction have been reached. On one hand, you are fascinated by age, because it implies maturity, experience, and the ability to judge. On the other hand, it represents fear of getting old. Are you afraid of being less attractive? It is the archetype of wisdom.

The question here is: What is really important in your life and where do you want to go from here? How do you see yourself? In practical terms, this is mostly a question of taking life and its problems and fears more calmly.

The old man / old woman is and always has been the symbol of the teacher. Often, it also represents the grandfather or grandmother of the dreamer or even the dreamer him / herself. This image may also express a desire for greater peacefulness. Standing at the outside of society looking in, like the Alchemist. Gaining freedom since one has nothing to lose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In old dream dictionaries, dreaming about an ambulance could be labeled as a dream of warning. In more modern terms, your unconscious mind may by attempting to convey information that you have been unwilling to deal with consciously. Pay attention to your physical body and see if your health is an issue. Otherwise, this dream may be pointing to some urgent situation in your life. Consider all of the details in your dream. Examine your daily life and make an attempt to see if there is something that requires your immediate attention.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any dream that contains an image representing a force greater than ourselves suggests an inability to handle circumstances around us.

The most outstanding element of an ambush is its surprise, highlighting the unexpectedness of such a situation. Spiritually this may be, for instance, emotions and feelings about past events or traumas, with which we may consider we have come to terms but which re-emerge to trap us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: We are suffering from a loss of power or ability and may, in the process, find that we have cut short an experience. Since pain is often a consequence of an amputation, we are trying to come to terms with pain or unpleasantness which has occurred in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: In both a woman’s dream and a man’s dream androgeny represents a coming to terms with the dynamic that can be created when we have an understanding of all aspects of our personality. We have, on some level, succeeded in what psychologists term ‘integration’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When animals appear in a dream they usually represent an aspect of the personality which cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level.

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

The dreamer will be dealing with the child-like side of his or her personality, or possibly children known to him.

The hurt young animal

The dreamer may perceive a difficulty in becoming mature or facing life.

Eating the animal

The dream could be about the ‘demons’ one creates which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Pagan belief thought that one took up certain aspects of the animal that were superior in certain respects to ordinary’ human attitudes.

Godlike, talking awe-inspir- ing or wise animals, or those with human characteristics

Animals have not vet become conscious of, or pitted themselves against, the power from which they came so the wisdom they show is innocent and simple. It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

The figures of animals arc an easy way for the dreamer to accept that help.

Killing the animal may destroy the energy derived from the instincts. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control the dreamer’s instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals whether by building defences - or perhaps by running away - is indicative of the dreamer’s struggle with his animal instincts, and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of the dreamer’s life.

2- When we need some sort of understanding of our own psychological urges, animals will appear which symbolise those qualities. These are:

Bear

The mother (see Family) appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.

The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all- caring mother.

If it is recognised in the dream that the bear is masculine the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.

Bull

Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as dcstructivcness, fear or anger (for example a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognised as sexual passion or creative power.

Slaying the bull

indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts and can also represent the sign of Taurus in the Zodiac.

Cat

To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings, usually in women. Goddesses such as Bast the Egyptian cat goddess arc usually represented as having two sides to their natures, one devious and one helpful, so the cat often denotes the capricious side of the feminine.

The elegant but also the powerful, yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat. Chameleon The dreamer is recognising either in himself or others the ability to adapt and to change according to surrounding circumstances.

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. They are usually recognised as being destructive and alien.

Composite animals

To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities are needed.

The various qualities of the different animals of which they are made up need to be assimilated and integrated. There are two potentials of development in one figure.

Half-animal, half-man

The dreamer’s animal instincts arc beginning to be recognised and humanised.

Cow

The eternal feminine, especially the mother (see Family) or mother figure (see Archetypes) is often depictcd by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.

Deer/Reindeer

The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

The dreamer realises that some of his impulses are offensive, or revolting.

Dog

also see individual entry The dreamer may recognise a faithful and constant companion, a protector or more negatively, somebody the dreamer can’t shake off and who might make trouble.

A dog that the dreamer owned or knew at some period of his life There may be memories asso- ciated with that period of his life, which hold clues to present behaviour.

A huntress with dogs The dreamer is making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the Amazon (see Archetypes).

A dog guarding gates, being near a cemetery In dreams this indicates the guardian of the threshold, and creatures which must be put to sleep or tamed before there can be an initiation into the underworld Domesticated (tame) animals When we dream of domesticated animals we arc aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have come to terms. There are passions which arc being used in a controlled way although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable. Elephant To see an elephant in a dream is to recognise the qualities of patience, long memory, strength and fidelitv. In the more esoteric sense it signifies radiant and glowing wisdom.

Fox

A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness.

Frog

A period or act of transformation (a frog transforms from a tadpole and moves on to the land). There is something repugnant which is turning into something of value (i.e. a frog into a prince). Also see Snake as all reptiles have the same significance.

Goat

To dream of a goat is to recognise creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.

To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with the dreamer’s relationship with the dark side of his nature.

The goat may also represent the Devil or Satan. It is also the symbol for Capricorn.

Hare

The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into madness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the Priestess/Witch aspect of femininity or the Priest/Sorcerer of the masculine (see Archetypes). In its positive imagery however it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the Mother of God.

Hedgehog

The hedgehog can represent evil and bad manners, or literallv our inability to handle a ‘prickly’ situation.

Horse

The horse in a dream represents the energy at the dreamer’s disposal.

A white horse depicts the spiritual awareness of the dreamer; a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of the dreamer’s nature.

A pale horse is taken to indicate death, and a winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly- plane.

If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries the dreamer forward. Ibo much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.

If the horse is being harnessed to a cart the dreamer may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly- utilitarian objectives.

In a man’s dream, a mare will denote the Anima, a woman; or the realm of the feminine (see Archetypes).

In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the Animus or her relationship with a man.

A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective Shadow (see Introduction) those aspects of the personality which most people attempt to suppress.

The horse as a beast of burden is often the Great Mother (See Introduction). or mother archetype (see Archetypes). In modern dreams the car has largely taken over from the horse as a symbol with many of the same associations (see Car and Journey Sections).

Hyena

The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and deviousness.

Jackal

The jackal is associated with the graveyard, and therefore with Death. As a scavenger it is also a cleanser. Esoterically, it is the servant of the transformer, guiding souls from the earth plane into the light.

Jaguar

The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the balance of power between the dark and light forces. Kangaroo This somewhat exotic animal often stands for motherhood. and also strength. Lamb The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature. It is said that evil cannot withstand such innocence.

Leopard

The leopard represents cruelty and aggression, and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power. Lion The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.

If the dreamer is struggling with the lion there should be a succcssful development as long as the dreamer is not overpowered, or the lion killed.

A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of the personality- has slipped out of alignment, putting both the dreamer and his surroundings at risk.

A lion lying with a lamb There is a union, or compatibility of oppositcs; instinct and spirit going hand in hand. Lizard also see Reptiles The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one-track’ thinking.

Lynx

The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream it can often portray objectivity. Monkey The monkey characterises the infantile, childish and arrested side of the dreamer’s character.

The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisi- tiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, that of lively- curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.

Mare

see Horse

Mole

The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often signify the blind persistence and determination which enables the dreamer to succeed. Monster/Dragon also see Dragon in D Section A fear which is beyond understanding, usually welling up from within rather than from the outside world, is often represented in dreams by monsters and dragons.

The devouring monster The dream may deal with a recognition that ultimately we arc all absorbed back into a greater whole.

If the dreamer gets the better of the monster he will have mastery over his own fear of death, and may be able to harness this forcc for his own use. Cutting out the monster’s heart or other vital organ, or lighting a fire inside it, depicts the struggle against the dark forces of the underworld.

Mouse

also see Vermin The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognised that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding.

Otter

The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and to be able to gain subsistence from its environment, all things the dreamer may- need to develop.

Ox

The ox depicts the ability to be patient, and to make sacrifices for others.

Parts of animals

{the limbs, eyes, mouth, etc.) These have the same significance as parts of the human body (see Body).

If the four legs are particularly emphasised possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. Pig or Wild Boar The pig is taken in Western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, and gluttony.

The dreamer’s better self may be beginning to recognise these unattractive qualities in himself. Without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastcry of them. Pigs and jewels There is a conflict between the lower urges and spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitful- ness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the Destructive Mother (see Archetypes). Wild Boar The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and therefore the negative Animus in a woman’s dream. (See Introduction).

The dreamer may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly.

Prehistoric animals

A trauma from the past, or from childhood, may be causing difficulty. Rabbit Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things.

The obvious connection with fertility could be important or it could be that the trickster aspect of the personality could be coming to the fore (see Hare).

A white rabbit may show the dreamer the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide.

Ram

The ram is a svmbol of masculine virility and power, and by association has those qualities of the sign of Aries in the Zodiac.

Rat

also see Vermin ‘flic rat signifies the diseased and devious part of the dreamer or of his situation. It can also represent something which is repulsive in some way.

The dreamer may be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague.

Reptiles

To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality. We may have no control over these, and could therefore be easily devoured by them. We are afraid of Death or the death process, but must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.

Seal

Dreaming of a seal suggests that we are at one with the clement in which we live.

Serpent

also see Snake The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation. It is the instinctive nature and is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed, the dreamer comes to terms with his or her own sexuality and sensuality and is able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies which become available. In a man’s dream a snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinitv. In a woman’s dream the snake may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the Garden of Eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery; and also of temptation. Sheep The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct, and it is this interpretation which is most usually accepted in dreams.

The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect which is recognisable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.

The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.

To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.

Sinister Animals Any threat from animals indicates the fears and doubts the dreamer has over his ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Snake - also see Serpent. Snake dreams occur like serpent dreams - when the dreamer is attempting to come to terms with his or her more instinctive self.

Inevitably, this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies which have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available.

A snake twined around the body or limb

This indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.

A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth

This can sometimes represent the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify the dreamer’s control of his or her libido.

A snake in the grass This image denotes disloyalty, trickerv and evil. With its tail in its mouth This image is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical (see Shapes, Circle). Being swallowed by a snake This shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate, and lose our sense of space and time (see Eating). Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death, and all that man fears. Snake twined around a staff or similar (see Caduceiis) The unconscious forces that are released once the dreamer reconciles the opposing sides of himself create healing, rebirth and renewal, and this is universally represented as two snakes entwined round a central staff. It is a symbolic representation of the basic form of DXA, the ‘building blocks’ of life.

The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream (see Colours). Squirrel The squirrel represents the hoarding aspcct of our personalities.

Tiger

The tiger signifies royalty, dignity and power and is both a creator and a dcstrover

Toad

To dream of toads is lo connect with whatever the dreamer may consider ugly in life, or in his behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful.

For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values.

Transformation of animals In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation.

Unicorn

The unicorn is a symbol of purity and traditionally could only be owned and perceived by virgins. It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding, and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.

Vermin

In dreams vermin may represent the enforced contemplation of something that is unnecessary or that has invaded one’s spacc.

Vertebrates

Animals with backbones often give an understanding of the qualities associated with that animal.

The smaller and lower orders of animal signify the unconscious, the higher orders the emotions.

Whale

The whale, because it is a mammal which lives within water, indicates the power of resurrection and rebirth man’s abilitv to come back from the dead.

Weasel

The weasel traditionally highlights the devious, more criminally oriented side of ourselves.

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions, or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening the safety of the individual. Such a dream may be a way of understanding anxiety.

Domesticating wild animals The dreamer may- have come to terms with his or her wilder side.

Wolf

Dreaming of wolves may- indicate that we are being threatened by others, whether singly or by the pack.

The dreamer may- have cruel sadistic fantasies without taking responsibility for them.

The She-wolf The hussy; but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

This animal has the same significance as the horse, but with the additional meaning of balancing the negative and the positive in a very dynamic way.

3- By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The male within the female, shown as a man in a woman’s dreams. Physically a woman is predominantly fe­male, but also has a clitoris and produces some male hor­mones. Psychologically, we may only express part of our po­tential in everyday life. In a woman, the more physically dynamic, intellectual and socially challenging side of herself may be given less expression. Apart from this, some features, such as innovation and creative rational thought, may be held in latency. These secondary or latent characteristics are de­picted by the male in female dreams. In general we can say the man represents the woman’s mental and social power, her ability to act creatively in ‘the world’. It also holds in it an expression of her complex of feelings about men, gained as experience mostly from her relationship with—or lack of— father, but also from a synthesis of all her male contacts. So the whole realm of her expenence of the male can be repre­sented by the man in her dream, and is accessible through the image.

Good relationship with or marrying the man: shows the woman integrating her own ability to be independent and capable in outwardly active terms. This makes her more whole, balancing her ‘female’ qualities. It also shows the woman meeting her experience of her father in a healing way. This enables the woman to have a realistic relationship with an actual man. It also bnngs a sense of connectedness be­tween her conscious self and what she senses as the ‘commer­cial’ world. See father in this entry.

To be in conflict with the man, or unable to make real physical and pleasurable contact with him: suggests difficulty in meeting what may have been a painful or threatening expe­rience of father. This can lead to lack of ability to make clear judgments, and lack of decisiveness in areas outside feeling values. She is prone to acceptance of collective or long held social norms without question; family or national attitudes not applicable to present situations; and reasoning’ which actu­ally arises out of emotions connected to such family or social norms. Actual relations with men will be difficult, or entered into simply as a duty. Emotional or intimate merging with a man is threatening because it brings the woman close to the conflicts and pain connected with father. Sex may be possible but not a close feeling union. See man.

Christ Although people generally think of Christ as a histori­cal figure, in dreams Christ is not this at all. He is a powerful process in the human unconscious. In the west we give this process the name of Christ, but the process or archetype is universal and has various names in different cultures. Some­times represented in dreams as a fish or a big man, in general the Christ is an expression of the dreamer’s own potential— what they can become in their life. But it also depicts what might be called a sense of the forces of symbiosis or co­operative activity operative in human life and the cosmos. There are at least four aspects to Chrisi as depicted in dreams.

The Sunday school or Church Christ: depicts social norms, the generally accepted morals and social rules. This Christ’ comes about because the Church tends to represent tradi­tional values, and also the attempt to press people to live these values.

The dreamer may have a childlike relationship with this Christ or, if attempting to be self responsible, be in con­flict with it. Some people find this Christ has a castrating role in their life, and flee in horror. In fact this aspect of social indoctrination may lead to such a burden of guilt and sup­pression that it can create psychic cripples. Trying to do all the right’ things may lead us to the point where ‘we can’t say no to a glass of water without a pang of guilt*. Two of the great forces which push at the human soul or psyche are social pressure, such as the moral norm, and biological pressures, such as the sex drive, individuals may fight a lifelong battle with one or the other of these.

The social cnminal typifies battle with the first; the ascetic, battle with the second.

The ideal Christ: the psychological process which causes us not to take responsibility for our own highest ideals; our own yearnings for the good, our own most powerful urges arising against what we see as evils in the world. This influ­ences us to wait for a sign from Christ in our dream in order to gain authority, or to overcome the anxiety associated with the drive. We want God to say we should act in a cenain way because we are not willing to be self responsible. Example: I stood outside a castle. It was closed and guarded by soldiers in armour. Wondering how to get in I thought that if I dressed and acted as a soldier I would be allowed entrance. It worked and inside Christ met me and said he had important work for me to do’ (Sonia).

The closely guarded secret is Soma’s own impulse to do some son of socially creative work. She doesn’t want to acknowledge the impulse as her own; it is much easier if she can say ‘Christ told me to do this’. In this way she avoids direct encounter with opposition.

The unofficial Chnst. Example: A fierce battle was raging with bullets flying. I immediately fell down and played “dead”. It wasn’t that I was hurt in any way, but I didn’t want to be at any risk in the fight. As I lay there, I saw a tall well built man in soldier’s uniform walk to me. He gave no sign of any fear concerning the bullets, and quietly knelt beside me. I felt he was Christ, but was confused by him being a soldier. He placed a hand on my back and gradually worked his fin­gers under the shell of a large limpet type creature that I had never before known was parasitically attached to my back. I could feel him pull it away, but knew its tentacles still ran right into my chest. He then sat me up and told me how I could rid myself of the tentacles and so be healed’ (Peter Y).

Peter had a debilitating psychosomatic illness at the time of the dream, causing pain where the tentacles ran.

The shell is his defence against feeling his own hurts and inner conflicts.

The dream shows him contacting a strength which is not afraid of his internal battlefield of conflicts, and can show ways of healing real human problems.

The healing rests upon the dreamer’s conscious action, not Christ’s, suggesting the dreamer taking responsibility for his own situation. Peter real­ised he had been avoiding his own internal battlefield, but felt he had met a strength which would support his efforts to find healing. In fact he met his conflicts and grew beyond his ailments. Peter’s conflicts were between his love for his chil­dren and his sexuality. This Christ is our undammed life; the flood of loving sexuality; the strength to burst through social rules and regulations because love of life pushes us. It doesn’t give a hang about bullets, death, nght or wrong, because it has a sense of its own integral existence within life, and its own lightness and place in eternity.

The integral or cosmic Christ. Example: ‘I am a journalist reponing on the return of Christ. He is expected on a paddle steamer going upstream on a large river. I am very sceptical and watch disciples and followers gather on the rear deck.

The guru arrives, dressed in simple white robes. He has long, beautiful auburn hair and beard, and a gentle wise face. He begins to tap a simple rhythm on a tabla or Indian drum. It develops into complex intermingling of orchestral rhythms as everyone joins in. I now realise he is Christ, and feel over­whelmed with awe as I try to play my part in the music. I’m tapping with a pen and find myself fumbling.

A bottle or can opener comes to me from the direction of Christ. I try to beat a complementary rhythm, a small pan of a greater, universal music’ (Lester S).

Each of us has a sense of connectedness with the whole, with the cosmos. We may be little aware of this sense, our scepticism may deny it, as Lester’s was doing. But finding it can enrich the rest of our nature.

The sense bnngs with it a realisation of taking part in the unimaginably grand drama called life. It gives a feeling, no matter what the state of our body, crippled or healthy, that we have something that makes any faults in body or achievement insignificant. It doesn’t take all the difficulties out of life, but it is a good companion on the way. In dreams and religion Christ is also represented as the son of the Cosmos or God. This aspect of Christ is cosmic, from beyond the Earth. This is a process in the cosmos which the unconscious senses and presents under the image of Christ, or other figures in different religions. It is possible that there is an innate process in human beings to do with love and symbiosis which humanity became aware of at a particu­lar stage in the development of consciousness. This becoming aware was expressed in what we know as the histoncal Jesus. See religion and dreams; the self within this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

An apprentice is technically assigned to a worker in order to learn a trade or profession. In spiritual terms, we all learn by example and, should an apprentice appear in dreams, we need only discover what it is that we should be learning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Archetypes are basic pictures that each of us hold deep within our subconscious. They are in a sense ‘psychic’ blueprints. These blueprints while potentially perfect can become distorted by- childhood experiences, socialisation and even parental experience.

C G Jung began studying archetypes and dividing function into thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition. Following various work by his pupils, it became possible to build up a type of ‘map’ of the interaction between all of these functions and to discover where one’s own distortions occur. Each function has a ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ quality which is perhaps better described as ‘greater’ and ‘lesser’. Each of the masculine and feminine sides of the personality has these four functions, thus there are 64 (8 x 8) interactions possible. Where a distortion has occurred, we tend to project onto those around us the archetype with which we have most difficulty (often the Shadow). Consequently there will be a tendency to repeat situations over and over (e.g. the woman who continually finds herself in close relationships with a father-figure type, or the man who continuallv finds himself at odds with women executives) until we learn how to cope with and understand our distortion.

The obverse of this is that, with awareness, one is able to accept other’s projections onto oneself without being affected bv them. Perfect balance would be achieved by using all aspects of the personality as shown below. Kindly Father and Mother are self explanatory. Ogre represents masculine anger used negatively and Destructive Mother may be wilfully destructive, or simply the smothering type that is the mother who prevents the adequate growth of her children. Youth and Princess are the more gentle, fun-loving aspects of the personality while Tramp is the eternal wanderer and Siren is the seductress or sexually active part of femininity. Hero is the self- sufficient Messianic part of the personality, while Amazon is the ‘self-sufficient’ female the efficient business woman type. Villain is the masculine part of the self who uses power for his own ends, while Competitor is die typical ‘women’s libber’ who feels that she has 110 need for men. Priest and Priestess are the powers of intuition used for the ‘greater good’, while Sorcerer uses inner power totally dispassionately and Witch uses that same power rather more emotionally and perhaps negatively.

2- More specifically the feminine archetypes arc:

Kindly Mother

This is the conventional picture of the caring mother figure, forgiving transgression and always understanding. Because much has been made of this side of femininity, until recently it was very easy to overdevelop this aspect at the expense of other sides of the personality. Destructive Mother This woman may be the ‘smothermother’ type or the frankly destructive, prohibitive mother. Often it is this aspect who either actively prevents or because of her effect on the dreamer causes difficulty in other relationships. Princess The fun-loving, innocent childlike aspect of femininity. She is totally spontaneous, but at the same time has a subjective approach to other people. Siren This type is the seductress, the sexually and sensually aware woman who still has a sense of her own importance. In dreams she often appears in historic, flowing garments as though to highlight the erotic image.

Amazon

The self-sufficient woman who feels she docs not need the male: often becomes the career woman. She enjoys the cut and thrust of intellectual sparring. Competitor - She is the woman who competes with all and sundry both men and women - in an effort to prove that she is able to control her own life. Priestess - This is the highly intuitive woman who has learnt to control the flow of information and use it for the common good. She is totally at home within the inner world.

Witch

The intuitive woman using her energy to attain her own perceived ends. She is subjective in her judgement and therefore loses her discernment.

The masculine archetypes are: Kindly Father This side of the masculine is the conventional kindly father figure who is capablc of looking after the child in us. but equally of being firm and fair. Ogre This represents the angry; overbearing, aggressive and frightening masculine figure. Often this image has arisen because of the original relationship the dreamer had with their father or father figure.

Youth

The fun-loving, curious aspect of the masculine is both sensitive and creative. This is the ‘Peter Pan’ figure who has never grown up.

Tramp

This is the real freedom lover, the wanderer, the gypsy. He owes no allegiance to anyone and is interested only in what lies around the next corner. Hero The hero is the man who has clcctcd to undertake his own journey of exploration. He is able to consider options and decide his next move. Often he appears as the Messianic figure in dreams. He will rescue the damsel in distress, but only as part of his growth proccss.

Villain

The villain is completely selfishly involved, not caring who he tramples on in his own search. He is often the aspect of masculinity women first meet in everyday relationships, so can remain in dream images as a threatening figure if she has not come to terms with his selfishness.

Priest

The intuitive man is the one who recognises and understands the power of his own intuition, but who usually uses it in the services of his god or gods. He may appear in dreams as the Shaman or Pagan priest.

Sorcerer

This is the man who uses discernment in a totallv dis- passionate way for neither good nor evil, but simply because he enjoys the use of power. In his more negative aspect he is the Trickster or Master of unexpected change.

3- Spiritually, when we have access to all the archetypes, we are ready to become integrated and whole.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To have a dream about your arms indicates you are a nurturing person with the ability to reach out and care for people.

To dream that your arm has been injured, signifies your inability to care for yourself or your helplessness in reaching out to others. You may have been feeling limited and restricted in terms of your freedom or activities.

The right arm signifies your outgoing nature and is associated with masculine energy, while your left arm signifies your supportive or nurturing nature and is associated with feminine qualities.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person sees himself as ascending and entering the Sky, he will attain martyrdom, become eminent in the sight of Allah, cross the siraat swiftly on the Day of Judgment, attain respectability in this world and be remembered in favorable terms by the people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- There is some conflict with natural drives. There may be an avoidance of sex or contact through fear or the need for restraint. In a dream to meet an ascetic or holy man is to meet our higher self, and to recognise the part of ourselves which is continually seeking unity with the divine. We may be looking for simplicity.

2- Psychologically, we are searching for purity in ourselves or in others. Equally, we may be afraid of that purity within ourselves and need to come to terms with it.

3- There is an attempt to find the spiritual in our lives and also a development of will.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically we are searching for purity in ourselves or in others. Equally we may be afraid of that purity within ourselves and need to come to terms with it. As an archetype jung frequently mentions his wise old man who was present when he needed guidance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In terms of spiritual progression in both men’s and women’s dreams, a representation of balance suggests an equilibrium between masculine and feminine qualities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Dieting, Weight)

How does this tool appear? Is it lopsided? If so, consider if you have been stressing certain things too much in your life, resulting in throwing everything else off kilter.

An alternative emblem for the zodiac sign of Libra, whose name literally means balance.

The counsel of this image is using perspective and fairness to reach a harmonious decision in whatever situation lies heavy on your heart.

The quality of living. In ancient Egypt, the souls of the recendv departed were weighed for worthiness on a scale against Maat’s feather. Maat was the Mother of All Truth. Similarly, in ancient Greece, Hermes weighed souls at the throne of Zeus, and among Christians, the archangel Michael assumed this role.

Equity especially in legal matters. In the Tarot, the Justice card carries a balance to ensure impartiality.

The amount of figurative weight you carry in terms of responsibility, burdens, etc.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Other circumstances of the dream will enable you to make a full interpretation.

A single banana is more likely to be interpreted by a man in terms of the penis whereas a woman may interpret the same symbol as a caring (nurturing) action.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A situation is changing for the better.

2. Opportuni­ties expand in a new environment, usually in terms of financial security. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, any barrier suggests a division between two states, e.G.

The spiritual and the mundane, or the physical and emotional.

The implication is that it has been placed there for a purpose, to alert us to a duality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The cellar most often represents the subconscious and those things we may have suppressed through an inability to handle them.

A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. Often associated with self-image and self-confidence, we may not have come to terms with our own charisma and personal power and prefer to keep it hidden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The scarab is a symbol of resurrection.

Vision: Looking at a beetle: a warning to be more humble if you want people to like you. Watching many beedes: losses are inevitable. Catching a beetle: a problem will be solved and you will make new friends. Killing a beetle: you need to come to terms with a mistake.

Depth Psychology: A beetle represents the “ups and downs” of life, your success and failures. Examine the rest of the dream images.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see your belly in your dream suggests that you are finally coming to terms with inner emotions or turmoil.

The belly represents sentiments that aren’t being communicated. This dream may also mean that you should have faith in your instincts.

To see a pregnant belly indicates that you have buried feelings deep inside and they are about to be exposed. It is too difficult to keep them hidden any longer.

To dream that you are stroking or touching a belly implies that you recognize and accept feelings that you harbor inside. These feelings have been buried for a long period of time, but you realize that you must confront them.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: You may need to learn to trust your own instincts and intuition. Equally you may be coming to terms with repressed emotion and pain.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The belt indicates the place where love and beauty (and the fascination with it) reside.

The belt (waist), as a physical expression of the connection between the conscious and unconscious, asks us to decide if we want to walk the path of physical urges and drives or the path of the spiritual. Ideally, both paths lead to harmony and balance between body and soul. This image also asks how we deal with sensuousness and the pleasures of life.

The image, however, usually appears when we feel restricted and bothered by something.

If that were not the case, our unconscious would see no reason to produce such an image.

For that reason, the belt usually points to restrictions imposed by the spouse (often the wife).

The belt is a symbol of power, strength, and the influence of the woman (as in the Nibelungen Ring—the belt of Kriemhilde—or the belt of the Queen of the Amazons in Greek mythology). In today’s terms, the belt is clearly a sign of repressed emotions, particularly sexual repression, for men as well as for women.

If the belt appears in the dream of a woman, it is usually a symbol of virtue and purity; in the dream of a man, it is energy and fertility.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any excess in spiritual terms is an attempt to change consciousness or awareness. Since bingeing is an intermittent activity it suggests that there are attempts to impose a degree of control without actually having the correct self-discipline.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Woman’s dream: desire to have a baby. Man’s dream: envy of the creative ability of women. When we were born, one world of experience ended for us and another began. Binh in a dream has the same meaning.

The beginning of a new way of life; new attitude; new ability; new project. But also the death of the old. Can be about our own physical birth, its difficulties and trauma. But most difficult birth dreams are about coming to terms with our existence. Many of us are still wondering whether we wanted to be, or want to be, born. Lots of us live at a remove from life because of this.

Birth of a shining, talking or holy child: the beginning of awareness (not intellectual knowledge) of how the conscious self is interwoven with the forces and beings of the cosmos. Birth pains: the creative process; pain of arriving at a wider vision. Giving birth to a more mature self is a struggle; the new in our life is born out of such pains. See baby. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new way of life, a new attitude, new ability, or a new- project also when we become aware of the death of the old.

2- Psychologically we are coming to terms with our existence.

3- The urge to care, to love and to give birth arc all suggested by dreams of birth. It may be both a spiritual and a physical need.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we are coming to terms with our own existence and perhaps are recognizing our own validity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dream images are often bizarre in that someone may be doing something that is very odd, or something may have an odd or grotesque appearance. This is usually because it is important that we remember the image in order to understand.

2- The mind is capable, within dreams, of creating what may apparently be completly nonsensical. It is only after careful consideration that the dreamer recognises the relevance of the image in his everyday or working life.

3- In spiritual terms the bizarre is most likely to be the product of misunderstood information.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms a black hole has the same connotation as the void or the abyss.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, being blindfolded is often seen as a rite of passage. It is a transition between two states. It also signifies some kind of initiation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- If we have been blindfolded in a dream, it shows a deliberate attempt is being made to deceive us.

If we are blindfolding someone else we are not being honest in our dealings with other people. This may be through ignorance on our part.

2- Psychologically we may need to spend time ‘in retreat’ that is cut off” from visual contact with the external world.

3- In spiritual terms, blindfolding is a rite of Passage. It is a transition between two states.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreaming of blood can have one of two meanings. It can signify that we feel that a sacrifice is being made on some level. This links into the ancient belief that the blood somehow contained the life of the spirit and, therefore, spilt blood was sacred. It can also represent renewal of life through its connection with menstruation. Many people fear blood and thus a dream about blood can highlight the need to come to terms with these fears. On a more spiritual level it represents the blood of christ. Also consult the individual entry for blood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Abdomen; Anus; Aorta; Back; Bones; Brain; Breasts; Buttocks; Chest; Earlock; Ears; Eyes; Eyebrows; Face; Feet; Fingers; Fingernails; Forehead; Hand; Head; Heart; Heels; Intestines; Jugular vein; Kidney; Knee; Legs; Limb; Lip; Livers; Loins; Lungs; Marrow; Mouth; Nails; Navel; Neck; Nerves; Nose; Rear end; Ribs; Penis; Sexual organs; Shoulders; Skin; Spinal column; Spleen; Stomach; Temple; Testicles; Thighs; Throat; Tongue; Umbilicus; Veins) In a dream, the head and the brain represent man’s controller, strength, benefits, longevity, wisdom or power. One’s ears in a dream represent his wife, daughter, sister or aunt.

The eyes represent one’s faith, religion or children.

The right eye represents his son and the left eye represents his daughter.

The forehead in a dream represents one’s beauty, son, power, honor, wealth, leadership or the point of prostration in one’s prayers.

A wide forehead in a dream means prosperity, while a narrow forehead means tightness.

The eyebrows represent one’s protection or spiritual guardianship. As for the human nose in a dream, it represents honor, longevity and respect. Whatever comes out of one’s nose in a dream is good and whatever goes into it in a dream may not be beneficial.

A bleeding nose in a dream means receiving or giving money.

If one’s nose is cut off in a dream, it means circumcision, falling in rank, or it could mean his death. Inhaling water and clearing one’s nose in a dream represents someone who deceives his wife.

If a bird or an animal comes out of one’s nose in a dream, it means that a cattle, a pet, or a domesticated animal will give birth to its babies in such a house.

A large nose in a dream represents honor and respect. Smelling a nice fragrance in a dream means begetting a son, or it could mean relief from difficulties. One’s face in a dream represents his happiness or his sorrow. Seeing the forehead and the face in a dream means money, honor and a beautiful woman.

The earlock and the temples represent two noble and blessed daughters.

A bright face in a dream means glad tidings, while a yellowish face in a dream means bad news or miseries. Frowning in a dream means a misfortune. Ifa woman sees herselffrowning in a dream, it means the death of her husband.

The two lips in a dream represent one’s helpers.

The lower lip is stronger in meaning than the upper lip. It is also said that lips in a dream represent one’s relatives.

The upper lip represents the male relatives and the lower lip represents the female relatives. Sealed lips in a dream mean difficulties or adversities.

The mouth in a dream represents a key, one’s livelihood, the conclusion of one’s life, death, illness, strength, a coffer, a marketplace, a door attendant, a chief minister, or a door.lfone’s mouth is sealed in a dream, it means a scandal. One’s tongue in a dream represents his or her translator.

A long tongued person in a dream may mean winning an argument, or it could mean innocence from allegation.

An elongated tongue of ajudge in a dream means clarity and justice.

A tied-up tongue in a dream means poverty, sickness, depression, a calamity, or it could represent an unworthy person. Having two tongues in a dream means praiseworthiness and acquiring two types of knowledge. Seeing what is inside one’s mouth in a dream means exposing one’s ills. Biting on one’s tongue in a dream means regret. Watching one’s tongue in a dream means protecting oneself from pitfalls. Carrying one’s tongue by hand in a dream means receiving indemnity for bodily injury or receiving blood money.

If one sees his throat blocked in such a way that he could not speak in a dream, it denotes his stinginess toward his own family. Ifone sees one of his limbs speaking against him in a dream, it means that someone will report him to the authorities or become a witness against him in court. Ifone sees himself in a dream riding over the shoulders of his enemy, it means that he will commit a wrongdoing or a shameful act.

If there is no enmity between them, and if he sees himself riding over the shoulders of a friend in a dream, it means earning something from him. Carrying something over one’s shoulders in a dream means debts.

If one sees himselfcarrying a hypocrite over his shoulders in a dream, it means that he may work in a lumberyard or carry wood to earn a living. One’s shoulders in a dream also represent his parents, brothers, partners, station, or beauty. Anything that affects them in a dream will manifest in any ofthe above. In a dream, one’s neck represents an embrace, a donation with terms, a legal will, or a conditional endowment.

The neck and the shoulders in a dream represent one’s trust or trustworthiness.

A healthy and strong neck in a dream means trustworthiness and ability to meet one’s obligations. Wounds, festering or purulence in one’s neck in a dream mean betraying God’s trust.

If one sees a nice bird sitting over his neck in a dream it means benefits or an alibi.

If it is not a gentle bird, then it becomes a bad omen, or a rebuke.

If one sees a necklace, a rope, a wire, or a thread around his neck in a dream, it means fulfilling one’s promise, acquiring knowledge and honor.

A long neck in a dream could mean four things, that is justice, leadership, attainment of one’s goals or calling people to prayers.

The left hand represents one’s helper, friend, savings, or a compassionate relative. Longhands in a dream represent a charitable person, or a capable one, and short hands mean the opposite. Long hands also could mean longevity, wealth, helpers, borrowing money, governing, fulfilling one’s commands, profits from one’s business or having business sense.

If one’s hand is cut off in a dream, it means the death of his brother, his father, his partner, or a close friend or his assistant.

If the right hand is cut off in a dream, it means a vow one takes to deprive someone from his rights. It also means loss of one’sjob or cuttingoffone’s blood ties, or it could mean that he has committed a theft.

If a righteous person sees his hand cut off in a dream, it means abstaining from wrongdoing or eschewing evil.

If one’s left hand is cut off in a dream, it means reestablishing his relationship with his family and rediscovering the benefits of good qualities.

If one’s hand is broken in a dream, it means an adversity, illness, loss of business, or loss of a dear person.

The cracking skin of one’s hands in a dream means loss of wealth. Stretched hands in a dream means ill caused by a close friend. Stretching one’s hands in a dream also could mean generosity.

If one’s hands are cut off without causinghim any pain in a dream, it means that he may fall in love.

If one sees his hands joined together in a dream, it means having a family reunion, or a wedding. Ifone’s hands are trembling in a dream, it means weakness, illness, old age or longevity.

If one’s hands feel dry in a dream” it means that such a person does little good in his life. Ifone enters his hand under his arm’s pit in a dream, then brings it out bright and radiant in a dream, it means that he will acquire knowledge and may develop wisdom. Otherwise, it could mean profits.

If he brings forth his hand from under his arm’s pit in the dream, and if it reveal a flame in his dream, it represents a manifestation of divine power and a blessed victory.

If one pulls his hand from under his arm’s pit and it brings forth water in the dream, it means that he will receive great benefits and growth in his life, or perhaps that a long awaited traveller will shortly arrive to his doorsteps.

If a right-handed person sees himself being lefthanded in a dream, it means hardships.

If one sees himself walking with his hands in a dream, it represents his dependence on a relative to provide for his needs.

If one’s hands say something nice to him in a dream, it means financial comfort. Ifone’s hand is cut-offin a dream as punishment for a sin, it could mean marriage, a bad wife, or lack of trustworthiness.

If one washes his hands with soap in a dream, it means that he will abandon something he initiated, or that his intention will not be fulfilled.

If a form of life or a good spirit comes out from one’s hands in a dream, it indicates benefits.

If such a life is a malignant one, then it means the opposite.

If one takes someone by the hand in a dream, it means that he will help him and save his life. Ifsomethingsprouts in one’s hands or if one’s hands turn into iron, or a vegetable in a dream, it means negative that is a brother, a sister, a partner, a son, a compassionate friend, one’s strength, wealth, leadership, money, proof, a craft, or work.

The condition in which the palm of one’s hand looks in a dream indicates the state of one’s health and fitness. Clapping one’s hands in a dream could either mean joy and happiness, or it could mean nothing. Wearing a glove in one’s hand in a dream means ceasing the course of wrongdoing. Slapping one’s own face with both hands means sorrow, sadness or calamities. Hitting the back of one’s hand into the palm of the other hand in a dream means separation. In a dream, the fingers of the right hand represent the daily five time prayers.

The thumb represents the pre-dawn prayer, the index represents the midday prayer, the middle finger represents the mid-afternoon prayer, the ring finger represents the sunset prayer, and the little finger represents the evening prayer. As for the fingers of the left hand in a dream, they are interpreted to represent one’s nephews.

To cross or intertwine one’s fingers in a dream means difficulties and poverty. One’s toes in a dream represent the beauty of his character and denote his straightforwardness. Any defect or crookedness in them in a dream will mirror in wakefulness.

If a toe or a finger is bitten or crushed in a dream, it denotes evil or perhaps an accident. Ifone sees milk coming forth from his thumb and blood coming forth from his index finger in a dream, it means that he will marry a mother, then will he marry her daughter, or it could mean that he will rape the mother, then her daughter. Crackingone’s fingers in a dream means exchanging bad words between relatives or being sarcastic or making fun of other people.

If one’s fingers are paralyzed in a dream, it means that he has committed an awful sin.

If one sees his right hand paralyzed in a dream, it means injustice toward a weak person or inflicting losses upon an innocent person.

If one’s left hand is paralyzed in a dream, it means the death of his brother or sister. As for the fingernails in a dream, they denote beauty, courage, strength, a religious covenant, or money.

If one’s fingernails are chipped, extracted, or broken in a dream, they means loss of money and strength.

If they look nicely clipped in a dream, they mean both spiritual and material benefits. Long nails at the point of a near breaking in a dream mean distress, sorrow, fears and depression.

If one’s nail becomes a claw in a dream, it means rising against one’s enemy and opposition.

If one does not have fingernails in a dream, it means bankruptcy. Ifone’s fingernails turn yellow, green or blue or if they are broken in the dream, it means death. Clipping them in a dream means dispelling calamities or distress.

If a thorn or a chip of wooden enters under one’s fingernails in a dream, it means loss of power or money.

If one sees himself in a dream knocking his fingernails against his teeth in a dream, it means committing a despicable and a loathsome act. As for seeing one’s chest in a dream, if one sees himselfhaving a broad and a nice looking chest (See Chest), it means repentance of a sinner, or being eager and willing to follow the truth and to comply with it, or to make easy what was earlier difficult. One’s breasts in a dream (See Breast) represent his daughter. Man’s breast in a dream means a woman, and woman’s breasts in a dream represents a man. Breasts in a dream mean five things a little boy, a little girl, a servant, a friend, or a brother. One’s abdomen in a dream means money, children, relatives or prosperity. Ifone sees his abdomen being cut open and washed, then stitched back to normal in the dream, it means blessings from God Almighty, forgiveness for one’s sins, and it could mean that one will receive spiritual guidance. One’s abdomen in a dream also denotes his good conduct, amiable character, blessed enterprises and protection from the evil of the accursed Satan.

If one sees a newborn son or daughter coming out of his abdomen in a dream, it means that such a child will be born and will grow to govern that household. As for one’s livers in a dream, they represent knowledge, money or children.

If a man of knowledge sees his livers flying away from his body like birds in a dream, it means that he will forget his knowledge, or if one has children, they may die, or perhaps the government may seize his property even if he has nothing.

If one sees himself eating his own livers in a dream, it means earning his livelihood.

If they are cooked in the dream, then they represent a lawful income, or they could mean gobbling the property of one’s own children. Ifa liver is removed in a dream, it means the death of a child. Removing a liver in a dream also could mean injustice. One’s kidney in a dream means having a good business connection, dispelling adversities, distress, trouble, safety from danger, a husband and a wife, one’s parents, or it could represent two lovers. One’s kidneys in a dream also represent a strong, courageous and a hard working man who serves someone in authority, or he may become a personal guard, or an assistant to the governor. As for one’s lungs in a dream, they represent joy, happiness, or sorrow. Donating a lung to someone known or unknown in a dream means receiving happiness in return. Eating a broiled lung of a domesticated animal in a dream means profits. Otherwise, it could mean acquiring unlawful money. Seeing one’s lung torn in a dream means nearing one’s death. One’s spleen in a dream (See Spleen) represents money. As for seeing one’s intestines in a dream, they represent earnings, leadership, a child, unlawful money, intercession, hatred, livelihood, work or they could mean changing one’s mind about doing somethingwhich could cause a disaster. One’s stomach in a dream represents longevity, livelihood or children.

A healthy stomach in a dream means enjoying strength and a long life.

The same interpretation is given to the intestines or the umbilicus or the navel and the three of them represent one’s relationship with his wife. As for the ribs (See Ribs) in a dream, they represent women.

The loins or the spinal column in a dream represent one’s progeny. One’sback in a dream (See Back) represents his strength, wealth, glory, fame, master, destruction, end, poverty, old age and burdens.

If one sees himself carrying a heavy load in a dream, it means that he is carrying his sins.

If he carries merchandise in the dream, it means debt.

If he carries woods in the dream, it means backbiting others.

If one sees himself carrying a dead person on his back in a dream, it means that he takes care of orphans. As for one’s heart (See Heart) in a dream, it means intelligence, vigilance, awareness, guidance, clarity and piety. One’s buttocks and the rear end in a dream represent his earnings,job and profits.lfone sees himselflicking someone’s rear end or buttocks in the dream, it means giving high praises to an unworthy and an impious person or commending him.

The male and female sexual organs in a dream represent a good father or one’s profession. What comes or goes into the male organ or woman’s vagina in a dream of good or bad will reflect in their lives. Seeing one’s penis in a dream means children, money, pride, state, or authority.

The testicles represent one’s livelihood, one’s daughters, protection and maintenance.

The meaning of the penis and the testicles may be transposed in the dream interpretation. One’s anus in a dream means a pouch, a store, a resting place, or a coffer.

The knee represents one’s capital or one’s attendance to his work and earning his livelihood. As for the legs, they too represent one’s capital, paying attention to one’s work and conduct. Man’s leg represents a woman, and a woman’s leg represents a man. Ifone’s leg turns into wood or iron in a dream, it means that he will fail to earn his livelihood. One’s feet represent his parents, his livelihood, a journey or his wealth. (See Feet; Foot).

If one foot is broken or cut off in a dream, it means either the death of a parent or loss of half of one’s capital.

If one’s feet turn into iron or copper in a dream, it means longevity.

If they turn into glass in the dream, they denote his short life.

The human bones represent his livelihood, religion, glory or money. Collecting bones in a dream means saving money.

The bone marrow in a dream represents hidden money, good awareness, patience and gratitude.

The veins and nerves in a dream represent one’s clan, modesty and progeny. As for seeing the human skin in a dream, it means ornaments, presiding over others, a veil, blessings, livelihood, provisions, life and a garment. (Also see Aorta; Face; Finger; Five fingers; Gall bladder; Heel; Jugular vein; Marrow; Nails; Palm; Pluck; Spleen; Teeth; Tongue; Tooth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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The body represents the individual and is his outward physical manifestation of all that he is. In dreams, the body often represents the Ego (see Introduction). Since being ‘physical’ is the baby’s first experience of itself, the body- forms the prime source of information.

Psychologically, most experience is translated into bodily feeling, and therefore becomes a rich source of symbolism in dreams. When emotions cannot be faccd in ordinary everyday life, they very often become distorted dream symbols.

Physical manifestation of an inner spirituality.

Different aspects of the body can have various meanings in dreams.

For example:

To dream of the upper part of the body is to link with the mind and the spiritual aspects of the charactcr, while the lower part of the body represents the instincts and emotional aspects of a character.

An adult’s head on an immature body, or a child’s head on an adult body is an indication that the dreamer needs to recognise the difference between mature thought and emotion.

If there is conflict between the upper and lower part, it indicates that there is disharmony between the mental faculties and instinctive behaviour.

The right side or hand being especially noticeable in dreams signifies we should take note of the logical side of our personality, whereas the left side or left hand indicates we need to be aware of our intuitive, creative side.

Body parts can have relevance as follows:

Abdomen, stomach, belly When the dream appears to concentrate on the abdomen, there is a need to focus 011 emotions and repressed feelings. Anus also see Excrement.

The young child’s first experience of control is as he or she gains control over bodilv functions. In dreams, the mind returns to that experience as a symbol of self- realisation and self-reliance and. more negatively, of suppression and defence. Such a dream therefore is indicating an aspect of childish behaviour or egotism. Arms We use our arms in all sorts of different ways. In dreams we may be defending ourselves, fighting or being held. We may also be showing passionate commitment. Back Dreaming of seeing someone else’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our characters. We should also be aware that other people may not at this present time - wish to share their thoughts with us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.

If we dream of turning our backs, we arc rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. Backbone If the backbone is particularly noticeable in a dream, we should consider the main support structure in our lives. Intellectually; we need to consider our firmness of character. Blood also see individual entry and Menstruation in M Dreaming of blood can have one of two meanings. It can signify that the dreamer feels on some level that a sacrifice is being made. This links into the ancient belief that the blood somehow contained the life of the spirit, and therefore spilt blood was sacred. It can also represent renewal of life through its connection with menstruation. Many- people fear blood, and thus a dream about blood can highlight the need to come to terms with these fears. On a more spiritual level it represents the blood of Christ.

Breasts also see individual entry Usually; to be conscious of breasts in dreams, indicates our connection with the mother figure and our need for nurturing. Such a dream can also indicate a wish to return to being an infant without responsibilities.

Constipation (in life as well as in dreams) Retention signifies an inability to let go of the past or of previous patterns of behaviour, literally to be uptight. Excrement I he dreamer may not have progressed on a subconscious level beyond a feeling that anything to do with bodily functions is dirtv and self-centred.

There may be an element of rebellion in the dreamer’s waking life. Playing with excrement can represent money and value, so playing with it in a dream can highlight anxiety about money, as well as fear of responsibility.

If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he is responsible for managing his own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and we may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.

Eye Any dream to do with the eye is to do with observation and discrimination. It is indicative of enlightenment and wisdom, protection and stability. It has a connection with the power of light and, in ancient times, of the sun- gods. Through its connection with Egyptian symbolism, the eye is also a talisman. Loss of eyesight signifies the loss of clarity and, depending on which eye, can be either the loss of logic (right eye) or the loss of intuition (left eye). Regaining the eyesight can indicate a return to the innocence and clear-sightedness of the child. Fat To dream of becoming fat is to recognise the need to widen the scope of our activities in some way.

If the dreamer is uncomfortable with his or her size it would indicate fear possibly of taking on too much responsibility or of not being adequate for a task. Hair The hair represents strength and virility. In dreams to be combing the hair is to be attempting to untangle a particular attitude we mav have.

To be having our hair cut is to be trying to create order in our lives.

To be cutting someone else’s hair may be to be curtailing an activity (it is possible that there may be some fear or doubt connected with sexuality).

To be bald in a dream is to perhaps recognise one’s own intelligence. Hand The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body and signify power and creativity.

The two hands contrasted with each other, a different object in each hand There may be some conflict in the dreamer between his belief and his feelings.

A hand on the breast signifies submission. Clasped hands indicate union or friendship, while clenched hands suggest a threat. Folded hands suggest deep repose, or a state of rest.

The hands covering the eyes generally represent shame or horror, while hands crossed at the wrists suggest that one is being bound.

The open hand represents justice and the laying on of hands signifies healing and blessing particularly if the hand is placed on the neck.

The hands placed together is an indication of dcfencclessness, while placed in someone else’s is an indication of a pledge of service. When the hands are raised this can indicate either adoration, prayer or surrender; if the palms are turned outwards a blessing is being given, while when they are raised to the head the dreamer should give a great deal of thought and care to his situation. Washing the hands suggests innocence or rejection of guilt, while wringing the hands signifies grief.

A huge hand, particularly from the sky suggests that one has been ‘specially chosen’.

The right hand is the ‘power’ hand, while the left is passive and receptive. Sometimes in dreams the left hand can represent cheating. Head The head is considered to be the principle part of the body. Because it is the scat of the life force, it denotes power and wisdom. Dreaming of the head suggests that we should look very carefully at the way we deal with both intelligence and folly.

To dream of the head being bowed suggests supplication. When the head is covered we may be covering up our own intelligence or acknowledging somebody else’s superiority.

A blow to the head in a dream can indicate that we should reconsider our actions in a particular situation. Heart The heart is the centre of the being and represents ‘feeling’ wisdom rather than intellectual wisdom. It is also representative of compassion and understanding. Heel This suggests the part of ourselves which is strong but, at the same time, vulnerable. Jaw The jaw often is representative of our self-expression. It also, on a more esoteric level, suggests the opening to the underworld. Kidneys The kidneys are organs of elimination, therefore to dream of them is to be aware of the need for cleansing.

Knees The knees are symbolic of prayer and supplication, and of emotional commitment. Limbs Whether it is partly to do with some kind of cellular memory and the growth process that takes place is uncertain, but in dreams anv limb can be taken to mean sexuality and fears associated with gender issues. Being dismembered can be taken in its literal sense - we are being torn apart. Sometimes this can suggest the need to restructure our lives and begin again. At other times it can indicate that there is a way in which we arc being threatened to the very core of our existence. Liver The liver is representative of irritability and suppressed anger.

Lungs In Chinese medicine the lungs represent grief. They are also involved in decision-making. Spiritually, the lungs are the seat of righteousness, and the source of thoughts concerning the Self. Mouth The mouth represents the devouring, demanding part of ourselves. It can also stand for the receptive side.

The circumstances of the dream may give a clue to the correct interpretation. Sometimes the mouth can svmbolisc the feminine side of our nature. Nose The nose in dreams can stand for curiosity, and also for intuition.

Penis Dreaming of a penis either one’s own or someone else’s usually highlights the attitude to penetrative sex.

Skin Skin in a dream stands for our persona or the facade we create for others. Hard, tough skin shows we have crcatcd a tough exterior, and are trying to protect ourselves.

Stomach -see Abdomen in this section Teeth Popularly, teeth are supposed to stand for aggressive sexuality although more properly they signify the growth process towards sexual maturity. Teeth falling or coming out easily indicates we arc aware of going through some form of transition, similar to that from childhood to maturity, or from maturity to old age and helplessness.

If one is anxious about teeth dropping out il suggests there is a fear of getting old and undesirable, or an anxiety about maturing. In a woman’s dream, if the teeth are swallowed this can signify pregnancy.

Throat Dreaming of the throat denotes awareness of our vulnerability and also of the need for self-expression.

Thumb Dreaming of a thumb suggests awareness of how powerful we are.

The thumb pointing upwards represents beneficial energy, poiting downwards is negative. This latter was used as the death signal for Roman gladiators. Tongue The tongue in dreams often signifies our ability to know- when to speak and when to remain silent. It may also be to do with our own understanding of information that we wish to pass on to other people. We may have deeply felt beliefs we wish to share. Another explanation that is much more basic is that of the symbolism of the serpent and the phallus, and hence sexuality. Urine Urine in a dream often indicates our feelings about emotional control. We may either yield to emotion or bottle it up. How we deal with urine often also tells us a great deal about our own sexuality.

Vagina Most often, dreams of the vagina are to do with one’s self image. In a woman’s dream, il highlights her receptivity. In a man’s dream it suggests his need to be penetrative, both mentally and physically. Womb The womb represents a return to the beginning. We all have need of basic security and shelter, and perhaps to do away with responsibility. Dreams of the womb can signify our need to satisfy those requirements. On a slightly more esoteric level the womb represents our connection with the Great Mother or Mother Earth (see Introduction). Dreams of returning to the womb suggest our need to reconnect with the passive, more yielding side of our nature. We may need a period of self-healing and recuperation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Gives gender - specific: In engineering terms a nut represents the feminine and the bolt the masculine. In both men’s and women’s dreams the bolt can thus signify sex or the sexual act, but is more often to do with intimate relationships – perhaps where two people have an innate understanding of one another. You might like to consult the entries for bow, key, keyhole and nut for further clarity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Limbs in Body

1- Bones appearing in a dream usually indicate that we need to be aware that which we consider to be basic material. We need to ‘go back to basics’.

To dream of a dog eating a bone means we need to consider our basic instincts.

To dream of finding bones indicates that there is something essential we have not considered in a situation.

2- To dream of a full skeleton indicates that we need to reconsider the structure of our lives.

3- Bones are one of the integral parts of man. They often hold the key in terms of death and resurrection.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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A bridegroom can represent the need to take care of another person, maybe to exert a degree of control and, in spiritual terms, to commit to the continuance of the human race.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- If a woman dreams of being in a brothel, she has not yet come to terms with the sexuallv active side of herself.

If a man dreams of being in a brothel it may show a fear of the feminine.

2- To dream of a brothel indicates the need for sexual liberation and freedom.

3- The darker side of femininity. It may also represent awareness of man’s spiritual debt to woman.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Gives gender - specific: If a woman dreams of being in a brothel, she has not yet come to terms with the sexually active side of herself.

If a man dreams of being in a brothel it may show a fear of the feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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A buckle can have a double meaning in spiritual terms. It can represent a protective element against the forces of evil; it can also help us to take the strain and not ‘buckle’ under pressure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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How the world unfolds before us – and how we can influence that – is symbolized in spiritual terms. Unfolding gently and without force is one way of developing spiritual awareness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- To have a dream about being buried indicates a fear of being overcome, possibly by responsibility; or of repressing parts of our personality in ways which are harmful.

2- To be attending a burial in our dreams shows the need to come to terms with loss.

3- The obvious spiritual symbols of death, loss and pain are relevant here. This is not necessarily a negative meaning, the dreamer should look at the resurrection and the positive elements that it can bring.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: To be attending a burial in our dreams shows the need to come to terms with loss.

To be burying something suggests that we are hiding an emotion or feeling even from ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Journey

1- If we dream of being in a bus we are coming to terms with the way we handle group relationships, and new directions we need to take in company with others.

2- We may be experiencing the need to be an individual, while at the same time belonging to a group with a common purpose.

3- The Greater Good.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Travelling on a bus suggests that we are coming to terms with the way we handle group relationships, and the new directions we need to take in company with others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: In more mundane terms the presence of a calculator in dreams may signify that the focus of the dream is work related.

The numbers and totals may be significant. You may like to consult the entry for numbers for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1. Conscious of time passing.

2. Worry about life going by.

3. Worried about a big date, either in terms of business or romance. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Gives gender - specific: It will depend upon the dreamer’s own personal development how such a dream is interpreted. In a woman’s dream, for instance, it can help her come to terms with her treatment by, or of, the men in her life; whereas in a man’s dream he may be dealing with his own personal journey to maturity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Because many people associate the cane with some form of punishment or sadism, it can represent self-punishment, or masochism. It is more likely; however, that we arc trying to come to terms with some form of childhood trauma.

Because a cane also represents pliability, we may be trying to achieve a balance between our willingness and our unwillingness to acccpt a situation.

The cane signifies self- flagellation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Because many people associate the cane with some form of punishment or sadism, it can represent self-punishment or masochism. It is more likely, however, that we are trying to come to terms with some form of childhood trauma. Also consult the entry for staff.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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To dream of eating human flesh implies there is something about ourselves that we have not come to terms with; something that we may not necessarily want to “give up” so we continue to partake but to our own detriment.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

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(see Games)

A deck of cards: Is the deck complete with 52 cards? If not, you may have fragmentary information about a person or situation.

Playing cards: Consider if you’re gambling on something or someone, or taking an unnecessary risk. Alternatively, having your attention diverted from more legitimate, and worthwhile, endeavors.

Playing an ace: Successfully and confidently making your move, or having an alternative plan of action on which to fall back (e.g., having “an ace in the hole”). In terms of omens and signs, this is considered a very positive dream denoting victory (see One).

Potential mental instability, or lacking thorough information or tools with which to handle a situation (e.g., “not playing with a full deck”).

If the hand you see is filled with jokers, this reflects your own sense of humor. Is it a healthy one, or do you make jokes and laugh to cover up insecurity? Also if you’re the eternal prankster, this dream acts as a gentle warning that someone might get hurt as a result of ill-conceived shenanigans.

Tarot cards in dreams should be interpreted according to their layout and images.

For more information, consult a classical Tarot deck with interpretive guide like the Rider- Waite Tarot.

Business cards may have symbolic words and phrases upon them to consider.

The names and phone numbers can also have interpretive value. Consider each separately, and the card as a whole unit, when trying to understand this emblem.

Greeting cards in dreams reflect matters of communication, particularly those missives coming from other people. Look at the card’s message (see Writing) or its art for more meaning here.... The Language of Dreams

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also see Sex

1- In anv dream that contains sexual trauma, we are usually being alerted to our inner fears.

The violent act of castration in a dream indicates the damage we are doing to ourselves in denying such fears.

2- Conventionally, there may be some difficulty in coming to terms with the conflict between the masculine and feminine within oneself.

3- We are prepared to make a life sacrifice, to give up or control the sexual act in favour of celibacy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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also see Dream Dictionary: Sex

For a male to dream of castration, it may infer the individual has not come to terms with their sexuality. It may also mean the dreamer has not dealt with prior sexual trauma.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Conventionally, there may be some difficulty in coming to terms with the conflict between the masculine and feminine within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Many dreams contain images which arc to do with space underground, and to dream of a crypt or a catacomb signifies a need to come to terms with subconscious religious beliefs or training.

2- Our subconscious fears or feelings connected with death can show in a dream as a catacomb or crypt.

3- As a place of hidden forces and occult power, in dreams the catacomb will represent the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Many dreams contain images which are to do with a space underground, and to dream of a crypt or a catacomb signifies a need to come to terms with subconscious religious beliefs or training.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a cat, denotes ill luck, if you do not succeed in killing it or driving it from your sight.

If the cat attacks you, you will have enemies who will go to any extreme to blacken your reputation and to cause you loss of property. But if you succeed in banishing it, you will overcome great obstacles and rise in fortune and fame.

If you meet a thin, mean and dirty-looking cat, you will have bad news from the absent. Some friend lies at death’s door; but if you chase it out of sight, your friend will recover after a long and lingering sickness.

To hear the scream or the mewing of a cat, some false friend is using all the words and work at his command to do you harm.

To dream that a cat scratches you, an enemy will succeed in wrenching from you the profits of a deal that you have spent many days making.

If a young woman dreams that she is holding a cat, or kitten, she will be influenced into some impropriety through the treachery of others.

To dream of a clean white cat, denotes entanglements which, while seemingly harmless, will prove a source of sorrow and loss of wealth. When a merchant dreams of a cat, he should put his best energies to work, as his competitors are about to succeed in demolishing his standard of dealing, and he will be forced to other measures if he undersells others and still succeeds.

To dream of seeing a cat and snake on friendly terms signifies the beginning of an angry struggle. It denotes that an enemy is being entertained by you with the intention of using him to find out some secret which you believe concerns yourself; uneasy of his confidences given, you will endeavor to disclaim all knowledge of his actions, as you are fearful that things divulged, concerning your private life, may become public. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on 18 March 1877, died Virginia Beach, January 1945. Cayce was an uned­ucated man who found he could put himself into a sleep state in which he had access to a collective mind or universal con­sciousness. Cayce was a very Christian man and couched his statements in a Biblical manner. In his sleep state, however, he could verbally respond to people’s questions and, using medical terms he did not know consciously, diagnose illness in people, even at a distance; speak foreign languages he had never learnt; get information he had no conscious access to. Because of this he was asked to the White House twice. At one period a hospital was built in which he worked with six doctors, diagnosing from his sleep condition. In this state, when asked how he could get information about the past, about people at a distance, etc., he replied that every person has access to what he called the cosmic mind while they sleep, but few people can bring this contact through to con­scious expression. He also maintained that prolonged working with one’s dreams gradually made conscious this contact with our cosmic life.

For Cayce, humans are cosmic beings.

A life­time was a brief interlude of learning in an eternal pilgrimage through time and space.

The conscious personality we so often raise so high is but a temporary experience assumed by an older larger being, the Individuality, or Self as Jung called it.

The ego dies at death, but the Individuality absorbs its experience. Dreams are the meeting point between this older self and the personality it assumes but briefly. (Cayce’s biog­raphy is There Is A River by Thomas Sugrue. Cayce dictated 14 million words from his sleep state; a record of these is kept at the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Virginia Beach, Va.) ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Language of Dreams

(see Burial, Death, Holy Ground, Tomb) Death, endings or conclusions, in literal or figurative terms.

If any of the headstones had writing, what did they say? Any messages here could prove quite helpful with your interpretation.

Being lost in, or terrified by: The fear of death, or the unknown.

Being buried in: Symbolic opportunity in disguise for resurrection and a new beginning. Burying in soil or mud was used in folk medicine as a sympathetic cure that fooled the spirits of sickness and death into believing they’d won.

Dreaming of a tomb represents a metaphorical opportunity for rebirth and a fresh start.

The word tomb actually means “tummy,” being the womb of the earth from which we are all born and return. Alternatively, a well-kept, elaborate tomb may reflect achievements and honors accumulated during your life.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

To dream of a cemetery suggests we are coming to terms with the end of a project or situation. It can also be symbolic of a spiritual awakening or arising.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

The half-beast half-man symbol of the zodiac infers the dreamer is coming to terms with the matching of two complete opposites in a harmonious way.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Important here is how you categorize this object: Mug, Goblet, Glass, or even Grail. Different terms refer to different moods and points of view and lead to different interpretations.

If seen as a chalice, it always indicates something extraordinary (it is not just a simple mug or a glass used every day!). It may either represent suffering or death (the “hemlock cup” of antiquity, for example) or the search for a higher goal (legend of the Grail and the magnificent interpretation by Emma Jung in her book The Legend of the Grail As Seen in Depth Psychology).

A chalice holds the liquid that is the equivalent of our emotions and needs.

The image of the chalice implies that these emotions and needs are spiritual in nature. Figuratively speaking, it is a matter of nurturing the soul and cultivating the emotions. That was precisely the task of the search for the Grail in the Middle Ages. In Christianity, the chalice is connected with the heart and blood of Christ.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

To dream of a chalice implies the individual must come to terms with a need to toil diligently to attain something of worth.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty.

To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of being chased or of trying to escape is perhaps one of the most common dreams; usually we arc trying to cscape responsibility; our own sense of failure, fear or emotions we can’t handle.

2- Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty.

To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion.

3- Spiritually the image of being chased or pursued suggests either fear of one’s actions, or is a play on words, as in chaste.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In sacred architecture the chisel is the active, masculine principle in relationship with the passive and feminine. In spiritual terms, therefore, the chisel signifies activity as opposed to waiting.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If one feels accepted into the club, one feels accepted by family and friends.

2. If one is thrown out of the club, one has done something that one feels guilty about.

3. A measure of how one feels in terms of expressing individuality, i.E., Feeling dom­inated by or dominating the club one is in. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we dream of a coffin, we are reminding ourselves of our own mortality We may also be coming to terms with the death of a relationship and feelings of loss.

2- We arc perhaps shutting our own feelings away and therefore causing a part of ourselves to die.

3- Redemption, resurrection and salvation arc all personified by the coffin.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

To dream of a coffin is generally about our coming to terms with loss. It may also be an awakening with respect to our own mortality.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream of a coffin, we are reminding ourselves of our own mortality. We may also be coming to terms with the death of a relationship and feelings of loss. This may also be the first warning of a weakened state, a total lack of vitality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Colour is a vital part of symbolism. This is partly to do with the vibratory frequency which each individual colour has, and partly to do with tradition. Scientific experiments have now been carried out to ascertain what effect colour has, and have proved what occultists and healers have always known. In working with the colours of the rainbow, we discover that the warm, lively colours which give back light - are yellow, orange and red. Cold passive colours are blue, indigo and violet.

Green is a synthesis of both warmth and cold. White light holds all colour in it.

2- By working with one’s own colour spectrum, it is possible to maintain health. Some meanings given to colours are

Black This colour holds within it all colour in potential. It suggests manifestation, negativity and judgement.

Blue It is the colour of the clear blue sky. This is the prime healing colour. It suggests relaxation, sleep and peaceful ness.

Brown The colour of the earth, death and commitment. Green This is the colour of balance and harmonv. It is the colour of nature and of plant life. Grey There is probably no true grey. It means devotion and ministration.

Magenta This is in some ways a colour which links both the physical and spiritual. It signifies relinquishment, selflessness, perfection and meditative practice. Orange This is an essentially cheerful uplifting colour.

The qualities associated are happiness and independence. Red Vigour, strength, energy, life, sexuality and power are all connected with is colour.

A beautiful clear mid-red is the correct one for these qualities; if there is any other red in dreams, the attributes may not be totally uncontaminated.

Turquoise The colour is clear greeny blue. This is supposed in some religions to be the colour of the freed soul. It means calmness and purity.

Violet This colour, while found by- some to be too strong, means nobility, respect and hope. Its purpose is to uplift. White This colour contains within it all colours. It suggests innocence, spiritual purity and wisdom.

Yellow This colour is the one which is closest to daylight. Connected with the emotional sell”, the attributes are thinking, detachment and judgement.

3- Colour affirms the existence of light. In spiritual terms, red is the colour of self-image and sexuality, orange is relationship both with self and others. Yellow is the emotional self, green is self- awareness blue is self-expression and wisdom. Indigo is the colour of creativity, while violet depicts cosmic responsibility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Colour affirms the existence of light. In spiritual terms, red is the colour of self-image and sexuality, orange is relationship – both with ourselves and others. Yellow is the emotional self, green is self-awareness and blue is self-expression and wisdom. Indigo is the colour of creativity, while violet depicts cosmic responsibility. Pure white suggests absolute spirituality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Conferring signifies a bringing together of perhaps differing opinions to reach a sense of common ownership. In everyday terms this image will arise when such a consensus is important to progress.

The image of a conference can also come up when we find ourselves at odds with the majority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Copying in spiritual terms signifies reproducing the perfect, producing duality where there was previously only one. It represents emanation, flowing out from the divine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A crime or criminal in spiritual terms signifies an offence against spiritual law.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Liberation from the limitations of the world is symbolized by the crocodile. Though we are consumed by our fear of death, or perhaps the death process. We must work through this fear in order to come to terms with physical death. Understanding brings liberation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see People

1- Dreaming of being in a crowd could be indicative of the fact that we do not wish to stand out, or that we do not have a sense of direction at present. We may wish to camouflage our feelings from others, to get lost or even to hide our opinions.

2- We need to retain our anonymity, to create a facade for ourselves, or to join a group of like-minded people.

3- A crowd in spiritual terms suggests popular belief, or common religious feelings.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In terms of everyday life, if an article seems crude in a dream, a plan or idea has not yet reached fruition or been properly considered.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A cul-de-sac in spiritual terms suggests futility and sometimes lack of foresight.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a cult symbolize that you are faced with issues of whether or not to surrender your individuality or to hold on to it and risk feeling separate, alone and fragile. This dream is reminding you to be true to yourself, and that you are coming to terms with your feelings about power, worship, mob- mentality, leadership, and -responsibility. See Guru and Crowd.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of a cycle, then you are coming to terms with the beginning, middle or end of the process you are in. Keep in mind that the only thing you can count on is change. This dream may be a call to find your rhythm within the cycles and seasons of your life so that you will be filled with grace as you progress and grow. See Bicycle, Menstruation and Seasons.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Ever)’ day is only a small part of your life, but the dream might want to remind you how quickly time passes. See Clock.

The journal is a reminder of things past and events that were important enough not to be dismissed. Maybe you are confronted with past experiences with which you have not yet come to terms? See Book, Learning.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘My husband’s mother, no longer alive, came and slid her arms carefully under me and lifted me up. I shouted “Put me down! Put me down! I don’t want to go yet.” She carefully lowered me on to the bed and disappeared’ (EH). Most dreams in which dead people appear are expressive of our attempts to deal with our feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died, or our own feelings about death. In the example the dreamer is feeling fear about being carried off by death.

When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.

The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.

An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A deal in spiritual terms is a negotiation between two aspects of self: the ‘higher’ part, which knows what is right from a cosmic perspective, and the lower part, which is more concerned with everyday matters.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A skull is a symbol of repentance and mortality.

Vision: If a woman dreams about her deceased husband: she has come to terms with his death. Dream-psychology has proven that we only dream about a loved one who has passed away when we have accepted the loss. In other words, when a deceased loved one appears in a dream, the grief process is complete. Seeing a dead stranger: you are thinking about a separation or you have dealt successfully with a difficult situation. Seeing an open grave: you have suffered a loss, but still hope that you can recover from it. Dreaming that it is getting progressively darker, and you are going (or want) to die, usually means that a particular phase in your life (children leaving home, menopause, etc.) is coming to an end. Seeing the “grim reaper” in your dream means a great burden is lifted from vour shoulder. See Sickle.

Depth Psychology: Maybe something in you has died (your love for someone, an emotion, an old attitude) even if you are not even aware of it yourself. See Cadaver, Cemetery, Dying, Grave.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

If it is the dreamer dying, it never has any connection to a real impending physical death. Rather, it is a reference to the need to change one’s path in life and allow old attitudes to die. Death usually means that radical change is necessary.

Basically, there are eight different levels of this symbol:

1. An indication that a necessary end has come to a certain phase. It is a transition to something new.

2. The desire to shed something (attitudes, behavior, situation, etc.).

3. A suggestion to come to terms with death and the fear of death, meaning a search for fulfillment and productivity.

4. A limit has been reached and there is an inability to know how to go beyond that limit.

5. A suggestion to take better care of one’s health.

6. Something is dying inside.

7. A close connection with somebody deceased.

8. A desire for peace, solitude, and harmony (“the death of fear”).

According to Jung, dreaming about death means letting go of something that has died; it is a symbol of transformation and a new beginning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The symbols of death or the fear of death can be: sunset; evening; a crossed river or falling in a river, a skeleton; snarling dogs; sleep; anaesthetic; gravestones; ceme­tery; blackness, or something black; ace of spades; a fallen mirror; stopped clock; a pulled tooth; an empty abyss, the chill wind; falling leaves; a withering plant; an empty house; a lightning-struck tree; coffin; struggling breaths; the dead ani­mal in the gutter; the rotting carcass, underground; the depths of the sea; the Void.

What lies beyond death is conjecture, but the archetype of death we are considering is not completely about physical death. It is about our observation of it in others; our concep­tions of it gained from our culture and our impressions; the feelings which generate around our experiences and thoughts; our attempts to deal with our own aging and approach to death, plus what material the deeper strata of our unconscious release regarding it. It is about how our sense of conscious personal existence meets the prospect of its disintegration.

Unless we can come to terms with what is behind the haunting images of death we meet in our dreams, we fail to live fully and daringly, we are too haunted by death lurking in the shadows of injury and the unknown. Images of death and the associated emotions, carried within for years, can have a negative influence on our health. Coming to terms means the courage to feel the emotions of fear or chill and discover them for what they are—emotions. They are certainly not death, only our feelings about it.

The differences shown in the two following examples illustrate the avoiding and the meeting. Example: 4So to get to the bedroom I had to jump across this gap. I tried to jump but missed and I fell and hit the bottom.

The next thing I remember was I was floating up. I looked down and saw myself lying face down with arms spread out and I suddenly realised I was dead. I was so frightened that I woke up. I had the feelings of fear of dying, but I felt no pain’ (Cath). Example: “Suddenly I was in a huge underground cav­ern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death.

The whole place overpow­ered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, “Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!” I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me’ (Andrew).

Summarising these and many other dreams, it is not only the accumulated images of death, but also bodilessness and loss of power and identity which bring so much fear. There are two antipodes of human experience. At the tip of one is focused self-determining self consciousness. At the tip of the other is unfocused void without identity. Strangely enough we experience both each day in some degree—the first while awake, the second when we sleep. Yet to face the second with consciousness feels like all the horrors of death and loss. Yet facing it is important, especially to the second half of life.

The symbols of rebirth are: the cave; an egg; spring; the tree; the cross; dawn; emerging out of the sea; the snake; the bird; a seed; arising from the earth or faeces; green shoot from a dead branch; phoenix; flame; a pearl; the womb. Rebirth is as difficult to face as death. It holds within it not just the memones of the struggles and difficulties of our own physical birth and growth, but also the challenge of becoming the un­known future, the dark possibility, the new.

The dream of Andrew in the underground cavern is an example of positive rebirth. After realising himself as bodiless awareness he emerges from the cave and finds himself near a tree. Example: ‘A tremendous jolt of power poured into me from the tree. I saw that we had arrived at a place where a line of trees, about a 100 yards in length, stood very close together in a slight semicircle on the top of a bank.

The trees had great spiritual power and the place was a holy temple. Two spiritual beings were there—an ancient Earth Being, and Christ’ (Andrew).

The next example is of a dream typical of meeting memo­ries of physical birth. As can be seen, the experience is pow­erful enough to cause physical shaking. Example: All I can see of what I enter is a very narrow space with a light showing through. But immediately I enter I realise I have made a mis­take for I am being forced swiftly through a dark, very narrow tunnel. I feel pain as I am dragged along and I hear loud banging noises which frighten me, but although they are loud they seem to come from inside my head. I feel terrified and breathless and very relieved when I wake before reaching the end of the tunnel. In fact as I write this account I am shiver­ing” (female, anon). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms, we have a situation in our lives – perhaps a work project or a relationship – that has come to a natural conclusion and does not need to be nurtured.

The experience we have gained, however, can be put to good use.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Men’s and women’s dreams may be very different in terms of the way they adorn their rooms. Traditionally it was thought that women were more drawn to frills and men to sleeker lines.

If the decoration seems out of character we probably need to develop some aspect of creativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To see the devil in your dream, signifies negative aspects of yourself. It may also indicate feelings of guilt that you have been harboring. It is time to release these feelings. Alternatively, the devil may represent intelligence, cunningness, deception, and cleverness. Other meanings of devil dreams: To dream that you fought off the devil, symbolizes that you will succeed in defeating your enemies.

To dream that the devil talks to you, signifies that you will find some temptations hard to resist even though you know it is not in your best interest.

To dream that you and the devils were in friendly terms, suggests that you may be seduced and tempted into doing something you do not want to do. You may be dealing with issues of morality.

To dream of selling your soul to the devil, means you are in danger of sacrificing yourself for a useless purpose or a person who doesn’t deserve it. Don’t let this happen, or you will lose your self-respect and become unpleasant to others.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of something suddenly disappears represents that you feel that something is missing in your life. Also, you are coming to terms with impermanence, change, and the illusive, mysterious nature of life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about something dissolving suggests that you are releasing negative emotions that you have been feeling. You are relaxing and coming to terms with things.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a vicious dog, denotes enemies and unalterable misfortune.

To dream that a dog fondles you, indicates great gain and constant friends.

To dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, denotes that you will be possessed of solid wealth.

To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall.

To dream of small dogs, indicates that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order.

To dream of dogs biting you, foretells for you a quarrelsome companion either in marriage or business. Lean, filthy dogs, indicate failure in business, also sickness among children.

To dream of a dog-show, is indicative of many and varied favors from fortune.

To hear the barking of dogs, foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more than likely to follow.

To see dogs on the chase of foxes, and other large game, denotes an unusual briskness in all affairs.

To see fancy pet dogs, signifies a love of show, and that the owner is selfish and narrow.

For a young woman, this dream foretells a fop for a sweetheart.

To feel much fright upon seeing a large mastiff, denotes that you will experience inconvenience because of efforts to rise above mediocrity.

If a woman dreams this, she will marry a wise and humane man.

To hear the growling and snarling of dogs, indicates that you are at the mercy of designing people, and you will be afflicted with unpleasant home surroundings.

To hear the lonely baying of a dog, foretells a death or a long separation from friends.

To hear dogs growling and fighting, portends that you will be overcome by your enemies, and your life will be filled with depression.

To see dogs and cats seemingly on friendly terms, and suddenly turning on each other, showing their teeth and a general fight ensuing, you will meet with disaster in love and worldly pursuits, unless you succeed in quelling the row.

If you dream of a friendly white dog approaching you, it portends for you a victorious engagement whether in business or love.

For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage.

To dream of a many-headed dog, you are trying to maintain too many branches of business at one time. Success always comes with concentration of energies.

A man who wishes to succeed in anything should be warned by this dream.

To dream of a mad dog, your most strenuous efforts will not bring desired results, and fatal disease may be clutching at your vitals.

If a mad dog succeeds in biting you, it is a sign that you or some loved one is on the verge of insanity, and a deplorable tragedy may occur.

To dream of traveling alone, with a dog following you, foretells stanch friends and successful undertakings.

To dream of dogs swimming, indicates for you an easy stretch to happiness and fortune.

To dream that a dog kills a cat in your presence, is significant of profitable dealings and some unexpected pleasure.

For a dog to kill a snake in your presence, is an omen of good luck ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

When we dream of domesticated animals we are aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have already come to terms. There are passions which are being used in a controlled way, although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The dragon is a complex and universal svmbol. Seen as both frightening and yet manageable, under certain circumstances it will represent in us our own untamed nature. We must come to terms with our own passions and chaotic beliefs. Often we can only achieve this through dreams, in an environment that has been suitably created.

There is a heroic part in each of us which must face dangerous conflict in order to overcome the lower side of our natures and reach our inner resources. Dreaming of a dragon allows us that conflict.

The dragon is traditionally the Guardian of Power. In conquering the dragon, spiritually we become custodians of our own future.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The dragon is a complex and universal symbol. Seen as both frightening and yet manageable, under certain circumstances it will represent in us our own untamed nature. We must come to terms with our own passions and chaotic beliefs. Often we can only achieve this through dreams, in an environment that has been suitably created.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If drum sticks were the main feature of your dream, you are a strong-willed person. You go through life on your own terms and stick by the decisions you make.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Position

1- Specifically dreaming of the East indicates we are looking at the mysterious and religious side of ourselves. We link with instinctual belief as opposed to logical reasoning.

2- We may be looking towards new life or a new beginning (see Dawn).

3- The East in Spiritual terms suggests the spring, a time for hope and vouth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The east in spiritual terms has from ancient time suggested the spring, a time for hope and youth.

The archangel for the east is raphael, healer of the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Food by type, Beverages, Candy, Fasting, Hunger)

If you have been dieting lately, this is likely a circumstantial dream that needs no further explanation.

The ideas, concepts, or beliefs currently being internalized (e.g., “you are what you eat”).

In esoteric traditions, eating is a way to ground energy and reestablish foundations in the material world. Consider if both feet have been on terra firm a lately.

Metaphorically, is there something for which you hunger in your life, physically, mentally, or spiritually? If so, find the right food to fill that hunger so that strong, healthy growth may begin (or continue).

A representation of your current eating habits. Are you eating well-rounded meals—or too much junk food? Consider what the dream shows you in terms of how you’ve been feeling lately, and make appropriate adjustments in your diet.

Eating a celebratory feast represents sampling a little from many different aspects of life, and enjoying each fully. It may also portend a period of abundance and pleasant surprises soon to follow.

Arriving late for a feast indicates the presence of many pressing personal matters that often detain social interactions.

Reviewing a menu in a dream signifies life’s decisions and how metaphorically “good” they are for you. Consider what types of foods were chosen, and if the choices were costly, for more specific symbolism.

Leaving a table hungry represents being dissatisfied bv the results of an effort, the answer received from a question, or a situation that is less fulfilling than you might wish.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Most teenage boys have what are called ‘wet’ dreams – or more properly nocturnal emissions – when they do actually ejaculate in sleep. These usually occur before the youngster has fully come to terms with the changes occurring in his body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Elbows are a symbol of your nimbleness, or a sign that you are strong enough to hold on. Seen in negative terms, it may refer to elbowing oneself forward. Are you using your elbows too much (as the perpetrator) or are you suffering from somebody else’s use of “too much elbow’ (being the victim)? Only you can determine which of the two possibilities apply to you.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Water is the element most strongly associated with emotion and tends to have this significance in dreams. Air represents intellect. In magical terms each element has its own significance and direction. It is these correspondences that may first appear in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In alchemy an elixir is capable of prolonging life and of transmuting base metal into gold. In spiritual terms, therefore, it is the power of transformation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms an elixir is a distillation of the essence of things, so can signify the need to return to basics and simplify matters in order to find the most efficient solution.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

There is a level of human experience which is typified by intense emotional and physical response to life. Such emotions and bodily drives may remain almost entirely unconscious until touched by exploring our dream content in the right setting. When such feelings and bodily movements arise, as they do in dreams, we may be amazed at their power and clarity. See dream processing; sleep move­ments.

If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistoned. We therefore do not need to interpret them, sim­ply to acknowledge them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.

The images in a dream may be the way we unconsciously pictorialise our flux of feelings and the play of internal energy flows.

For instance love or sexual drive can give rise to physical movement—as in sexual intercourse. Repression of sex or love also represses such physical move­ments, leading to tension and conflict, which might be pre­sented in the drama of a dream.

Example: ‘I was with my wife, walking along a street, on holiday with her. But I felt awful tension. It was the son of stress I feel when I have turned off my sexual flow—as I have at the moment’ (Brian V). Brian can easily see the connection between the dream feelings and his everyday life, although sometimes we need to practise this. But the situation could as easily be expressed as a dream image of a blocked river.

The underlying feelings would then be less easy to grasp.

Example: ‘I was in a very ancient crumbling building, con­fronted by a large stone door, deeply engraved with many designs and creatures. I began to open the door and felt high feelings of anxiety. I realised this was an initiation and I must calm my feelings in order to pass beyond the door, i.e. if I were controlled by my feelings I would run away’ (Derek F). How we meet the emotions in our dreams illustrates our ha­bitual method of dealing with them.

The feelings of anxiety in Derek’s dream were met and moved beyond, but this is un­usual. This is because most of us change our direction as soon as there is a hint of fear.

The amount of nicotine and alcohol human beings consume suggests how poorly we meet anxiety. Going beyond fear or pain is an initiation which opens doors for us. We might now apply for the job, ask for the date, raise the issue, express the creativity, make the journey abroad, which anxiety previously kept us from. We see this in the next example: I had a ring on my marriage finger. It was a thin band of gold. I woke up frightened’ (Angela). Angela is not married and feels anxiety about the commitment.

Dreams give us a safe area to express emotions which might be difficult or dangerous to release socially. Anger in a dream may be expressing what we failed to express in a wak­ing encounter, or it might be our habitual response. It may also be directed against ourself. Dreams also contain many positive emotions. Sometimes they present a new aspect of feeling which is life enhancing.

A person who habitually felt at odds with her father and relatives experienced a dream in which she felt forgiveness for the first time. This was entirely new for her and led to a reconciliation with her family.

Some feeling states in a dream are subtle, and may be more evident in terms of the symbols than the feelings.

A grey drear environment suggests depression and lack of pleasure.

A sunny light environment with flowers and colour shows plea­sure and good feelings.

A country landscape depicts quite a different feeling state to a smoky busy city street. We can define these for ourself using the techniques described under dream processing.

Whatever feelings or emotions we meet in our dreams, many of them are bound to be habitual responses we have to life. Where these habits are negative we can begin to change them by working with the dream images as described in the last question under dream processing. See love; hostility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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1- I’o experience emptiness in a dream indicates there is a lack of pleasure and enthusiasm. We could be suffering from a sense of Isolation, or perhaps of not having anything to hold on to. We may have had expectations which cannot be realised.

2- We may need space to be ourselves in order to come to terms with what is occurring in our lives. ‘I’o be in an empty house or building denotes the fact that we have left behind old attitudes and habits.

3- Spiritually, any sort of experience which brings about an emptiness signifies the Void.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: We may need space to be ourselves in order to come to terms with what is occurring in our lives.

To be in an empty house or building denotes the fact that we have left behind old attitudes and habits.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: The enchantress can appear in dreams when a woman begins to come to terms with her self-destructive side. She is to be understood rather than feared.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Desire to be smarter, more well-rounded in terms of what one knows. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Dreams of epilepsy represent that you are feeling a loss of control, resisting the flow of life, and adding insult to injury by indulging in -criticism. This dream is prompting you to discover ways to harmoniously engage in life, to live life on life’s terms, and to embrace yourself for being exactly who you are and exactly who you are not. See... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Extra-terrestrial beings in spiritual terms are those that do not have the same qualities as human beings. They are not ‘of the ordinary’. Such images suggest that we have access to other realms of being in the dream state.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material or fabric in spiritual terms is that which has become tangible or has a reality of its own. Fabrication in the sense of lying is making something up, creating a spiritual untruth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- To concentrate on somebody else’s face in a dream is an attempt to understand the outward personality.

To be looking at our own face means that we may be trying to come to terms with the way we express ourselves in the ordinary, everyday world. When the face is hidden we arc hiding our own power, or refusing to acknowledge our own abilities.

2- We learn most about people from their faces, so we may be seeking knowledge or information not otherwise available to us.

3- Elemental powers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: To concentrate on somebody else’s face in a dream is an attempt to understand the outward personality.

To be looking at our own face reflected in a mirror means that we may be trying to come to terms with the way we express ourselves in the ordinary, everyday world. We may also be attempting to understand our own ulterior motives. When the face is hidden or has no features, we are hiding our own power, or refusing to acknowledge our own abilities. Consult the entries for eyes, hair, head and mouth in body for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- “flic family is the first basic security image that a child has. Often, through circumstances not within that child’s control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family.

Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, docs 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 cffcct 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 sUess we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced.

The Spiritual Triangle.

A group in which we feel safe.

Since relationships in the family- are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are:

A man’s mother being transformed into another woman

A man’s first closc relationship with a woman is with his mother. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative. It can be a sign of growth for him to realise, through dream, that he can let mother go. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women (sec Airima).

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else Similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her Animus (See Introduction), she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream often represents the Shadow (See Introduction). Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, it can cause difficulty with family relationships in later life. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections. “fhe pattern of aggressions between familv members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life.

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.

Confusion of family members e.g. mother’s face on father’s body suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect the dreamer’s fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected The relationship with that person (or the dreamer’s concept of that person) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that the dreamer has become obsessed in some way with the other person.

The dream has occurred in order to highlight either the importance or the potential danger - of such a relationship.

Dreamer’s parents crushing the dreamer and thus forcing rebellion. This suggests that the dreamer needs to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent/child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately can indicate our need to recognise that they are only human, and not as perfcct as we had first perceived. Dreaming of rivalry with one parent When a child is first born, it moves through extreme self- involvement to an exclusive relationship, usually with mother. Onlv later docs he or she becomc aware of the need for a different relationship with a third person. Often this relationship causes the child to question his or her own validity as a person. When this question is not resolved successfully it may persist in the dream image of conflict with a parent. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of one’s family The dreamer has not fully differentiated between his needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within the dreamer’s everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework.

Individual members and then- position within the family can symbolise the various archetypes. Thus, father can represent the masculine principle and authority; whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle. Brother As already stated, a brother can represent both feelings of kinship and of rivalry. In a man’s dream an older brother can represent experience and authority, while a younger brother suggests vulnerability and possibly lack of maturity. In a woman’s dream, a younger brother can represent a sense of rivalry, but also of vulnerability; whether her own or her brother’s.

An older brother can signify her extrovert self.

Daughter When the relationship with a daughter is highlighted in dreams, it often represents the outcome of the relationship between husband and wife. In a woman’s dream, the relationship with the daughter usually suggests a mutually supportive one although rivalry and jealousy can arise and needs to be dealt with. Sometimes this can safely be done in dreams. In a man’s dream his daughter may represent his fears and doubts about his own ability to handle his vulnerability.

Extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles)

Members of the extended family usually appear in dreams either as themselves, or as typifying various parts of ourselves which arc recognisible.

Father If the relationship with father has been successful in waking life, the image of father in dreams will be a positive one. Father represents authority and the conventional forms of law and order. In a man’s life father becomes a role model, whether appropriate or not. It is often only when the individual realises that he is not being true to his own nature that dreams can point the way to a more successful life. In a woman’s life, father is the ‘pattern’ on whom she bases all later relationships. When she appreciates that she longer need use this pattern. she is often able to work out in dreams a more appropriate way to have a mature relationship.

If the relationship with father has been a difficult or negative one, there mav be some resistance to resolving the various conflicts which will have arisen. Often this can be accomplished in dreams. Grandparents Grandparents appearing in dreams can highlight our attitude to them, but also to the traditions and beliefs handed down by them. It could be said that grandparents do not know whether they have clone a good job of raising their children until their sins and daughters have children of their own.

Husband/Live in partner

Crucial within the husband/wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father, and any subsequent partnering will be coloured by that attachment.

If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. They may also be projected onto other women’s husbands.

Mother A child’s relationship with mother is pivotal in its development. Largely it is the first relationship which the child develops, and should be perceived by the child as a nurturing, caring one.

If this does not happen, fears and doubts may arise. In a man’s life this may result in continually developing dependent relationships with older women, or denying his right to a relationship completely. In a woman’s life, her relationship with her mother will colour all other relationships. She may find herself pushed into nurturing the needy male, or in forming relationships with both men and women which do not satisfv her basic needs. There arc many ways through dreams of working through relationships with mother, and much can be gained by daring to take this step. Provided one has come to terms with this relationship, much material and spiritual success can be achieved.

Sister The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling side of ourselves. VVe have the ability to make links with that side of ourselves through being able to understand our sister’s personality. In a man’s dream if she is older, the sister can represent the potential for persecution, but also of caring.

If she is younger then she can epitomise the more vulnerable side of him. In a woman’s dream if the sister is younger, she can represent rivalry.

If older she stands for capability. Son The son in dreams can signify the dreamer’s need for self- expression and for extroversion. He can also signify parental responsibility. In a mother’s dream he may represent one’s ambitions, hope and potential. In a father’s dream he can highlight unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Wife/Live in partner The wife/husband relationship is based on how the man perceives himself to be.

If he has previously formed a good, if not successful relationship with his mother, he will attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He will experience potential loss and death of his partner in the same way as he experienced the ‘loss’ of his mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The family is the first basic security image that we have. Often, through circumstances not within our control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family. Since relationships in the family are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are: a man’s mother being transformed into another woman a man’s first close relationship with a woman is with his mother or mother figure. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative.

For instance he may dream of his mother turning into his boss. This suggests he may have certain expectations as to how he should be treated. It can be a sign of growth for him to realize, through dreams, that he can let mother go.

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father or father figure. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her animus she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream this often represents the shadow. Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, and not understood, it can cause difficulty with family relationships. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections.

The pattern of aggressions between family members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life. Confusion of family members (e.G. Mother’s face on father’s body) this suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent or person is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect our fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected shows that the relationship with that person (or our concept of them) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that we have become obsessed in some way with the other person. We are searching for integration of their qualities within ourselves. Parents crushing us and thus forcing rebellion this suggests that we need to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent / child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately in dreams can indicate our need to recognize that they are only human, and not as perfect as we had first perceived. In tribal societies the rite of passage between childhood and adulthood is clearly marked, by initiation. Rivalry with one or both parents is highlighted in dreams when such a transformation is not properly handled and our feelings and emotions have not been given due validity. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of our family this shows we have not fully differentiated between our needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within our everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework. Dreaming of being adopted suggests that we feel out of place and in some way different to other members of the family. This dream often occurs as teenagers are growing towards maturity. Dreaming of having any family member e.G.

A brother – when we do not have one in waking life denotes our search for completion and ‘missing’ parts of our personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- To be paying a fare in a dream is acknowledging the price that is paid in order to succeed.

A taxi-fare would imply a more private process than a bus fare.

2- Demands may be being made on us and we have to decide on their appropriateness.

3- A fare paying dream often occurs when one feels that past actions have not been paid for, and that we have a need to come to terms with them.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A fare-paying dream often occurs when one feels that past actions have not been paid for or taken into account. Before we can move on we must pay our dues and come to terms with them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Animals

1- To be in a farmyard in a dream (if it is not a memory) shows us as being in touch with the down-to- earth side of ourselves. There are many facets of behaviour which can be interpreted in animal terms and often this type of dream has more impact than one including people.

2- Our natural drives such as a need for physical comfort, herd behaviour and territorial rights are best expressed in a safe, conserving environment.

3- A farmyard is an enclosure in which we may feel safe and, to some extent, looked after. Dreaming of one shows that we are within safe Spiritual boundaries.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: To be in a farmyard in a dream (if it is not a memory) shows us as being in touch with the down-to-earth side of ourselves. There are many facets of behaviour that can be interpreted in animal terms and often this type of dream has more much impact than one including people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- To be fasting in a dream may be an attempt to come to terms with some emotional trauma, or to draw attention to the need for cleansing in some way (see Eating).

2- If we have a grievance, fasting may be a way of making it known.

3- Fasting is a way of changing consciousness, and also a move towards realisation through resistance to temptation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Deliberately depriving the body of sustenance in a dream may be an attempt to come to terms with some perceived trauma, such as a lack of love, or to draw attention to the need for cleansing in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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A fixation on an external object, in sexual terms it appears that there can be no sexual act without it – akin to a child being without its comforter. In dreams, therefore, a fetish can highlight fear, immaturity and lack of capability.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Devil

1- To dream of a fiend or devil usually means that we have got to come to terms with a part of ourselves which is frightening and unknown. We need to confront this part and make it work for us rather than against us.

2- We may be afraid of our own passions, anger and fear.

3- It is said that there is sometimes little difference between ‘friend’ and ‘fiend’.

The dreamer may find it worthwhile to look close to home if examining some kind of evil or wrong-doing for the answers to Spiritual problems.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: To dream of a fiend or devil usually means that we have got to come to terms with a part of ourselves that is frightening and unknown. We need to confront this part and make it work for us rather than against us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Coming to terms with something difficult that you want to smooth out, as in Iron.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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also see Journey

1- Conventionally to dream of flying is lo do with sex and sexuality, but it would probably be more accurate to look at it in terms of lack of inhibition and freedom. We are releasing ourselves from limitations which we may impose on ourselves.

2- To be flying upwards is to be moving towards a more spiritual appreciation of our lives, while to be flying downwards is to be making an attempt lo understand the subconscious and all that entails.

3- Spiritual Freedom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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also see Water

1- Flood dreams are fascinating, because while frightening, they often indicate a release of positive energy. Usually it is an overflow of repressed or unconscious feelings which needs to be got out of the way before progress can be made.

To be in the middle of a flood indicates we may feel we are being overwhelmed by these feelings, whilst watching a flood suggests we are simply watching ourselves. Often a flood dream can indicate depression.

2- If we are not good at expressing ourselves verbally, dreaming of a Hood may allow us to come to terms with our anxieties and worries in an appropriate way.

3- The end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Old grievances and emotional ‘cobwebs’ arc washed away, leaving a clear head and a clear wav forward.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: If we are not good at expressing ourselves verbally, dreaming of a flood may allow us to come to terms with our anxieties and worries in an appropriate way.

An overflow of repressed or unconscious feelings needs to be got out of the way before progress can be made.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: Conventionally to dream of flying is to do with sex and sexuality, but it would probably be more accurate to look at it in terms of lack of inhibition and freedom. We are releasing ourselves from limitations that we may impose on ourselves. Consult the entries for aeroplane and wings as well as the sections on journey and transport for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Trees and Wood

1- Dreaming of forests or a group of trees usually means entering the realms of the feminine.

A forest is often a place of testing and initiation. It is always something to do with coming to terms with our emotional self, of understanding the secrets of our own nature or of our own spiritual world.

2- The dark or enchanted forest which very often appears as an image in fairy tales is a threshold symbol. It is the soul entering the areas it has never explored before, and is looking at having to work with intuition and with one’s own ability to sense and feel what is going on around us. We may find that it has a lot to do with being lost (see Ijost) and unable to find direction.

3- The psyche.

The Feminine.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of forests or a group of trees usually means entering the realms of the feminine.

A forest is often a place of testing and initiation. It is always to do with coming to terms with our emotional self, of understanding the secrets of our own nature or of our own spiritual world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Friends appearing in our dreams can signify one of two things.

Firstly we need to look at our relationship with that particular person, and secondly we need to decide what that friend represents for us (for instance security, support and love).

Often friends highlight a particular part of our own personality that we need to look at, and perhaps understand or come to terms with, in a different way.

We can continue on our spiritual search in the knowledge that we are being supported.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams friends often highlight a particular part of our own personality that we need to look at, and perhaps understand or come to terms with, in a different way.

The concept of friendship appearing in dreams clarifies how we relate to other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Mourning

1- To dream of being at a funeral indicates that we need to come to terms with our feelings about death. This may not necessarily be our own death but the death of others. It may also indicate a lime of mourning for something that has happened in the past and this time of mourning can allow us to move forward into the future.

To dream of our own funeral can indicate a desire for sympathy. It may also indicate that a part of us is dead and we have to let it go.

2- Dreaming of our parents’ funeral indicates a move towards independence, or of letting go of the past, which may be painful. We mav need to let our childhood or childhood experiences go and mark that by some ritual or ceremony.

3- Rites of Passage.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a funeral represent transformation and your issues with death, completion, endings and sickness. Perhaps you are appreciating the preciousness of a person who has died, or who’s death you are preparing to morn.

If you dream of your own funeral, then this is a profound opportunity to recognize your value and worth, to make critical changes, and to align your life with your higher purpose. You are laying the past to rest, releasing grievances, resentments, disagreements, and coming to come to terms with something that has been unsettling. You are achieving completion, resolution, and finality, as well as processing your feelings about death and attachments to life. This dream is a wake up call to appreciate the gift of life. See Death.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Material aspects: To dream of being at a funeral indicates that we need to come to terms with our feelings about death and our attitude to loss. This may not simply be our own death but our issues over the death of others. It may also indicate a time of mourning for something that has happened in the past. This ritual perceived in dreams can allow us to move forward into the future.

To dream of our own funeral can indicate a desire for sympathy. It may also indicate that a part of us is dead and we have to let it go.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream when a relationship ends she may need the finality of such a dream image to allow her to come to terms with the break-up. In a man’s dream a funeral may highlight his own emotional make-up and perhaps his feelings of inadequacy in such a situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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In spiritual terms a gear signifies a change of consciousness. Moving up a gear suggests moving towards the spiritual and moving down, towards the physical or material.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Dreaming about giants may mean we are coming to terms with some of the repressed feelings we had about adults when we were children. They may have seemed larger than life or frightening in some wav.

/2- Giants and ogres often represent the emotion of anger, particularly masculine anger. This can be confronted in dreams where perhaps we cannot do this in waking life.

3- Primordial power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Dreaming about giants may mean we are coming to terms with some of the repressed feelings we had about adults when we were children. They may have seemed larger than life or frightening in some way. You might also like to consult the entries for anger, monster and size.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Greenhouse. Protection, as in Glass Wall.

A message to be more open and transparent. Similar to the Container in which transformation and growth takes place, in people as well as plants.

The uterus.

The glass coffin in 4tSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” In mythological terms, a glass house is also seen as a sweat lodge, where the transformation of the prince takes place.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ability to see, understand—or lack of it; a way of hiding oneself, as behind sunglasses. Terms like ‘shortsighted’ or ‘longsighted’ help to understand the use of glasses in a dream. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To dream of a goat is to recognize creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.

To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with our relationship with the dark side of our nature.

The goat may also represent the devil or satan, as seen in old woodcut images. It is also the symbol for the astrological sign of capricorn.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The best or most valuable in oneself or in opportunity, what stands the ‘acid test’ or does not tarnish with time, in terms of personal qualities, such as love, patience or care in work; something you value or want in your life.

If cheap, false, tarnished: something you valued but does not deserve respect. See gold under colours. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about the ground and soil represent having a solid foundation for life, in terms of your own inner strength, and your support system of friends and family.

A dream that strongly features the ground tells you that you need to approach your goals with practicality, but also let your instincts help guide you.

If you dreamed of lying on the ground, you are being warned against getting drawn into activities you can’t afford, or that will harm your reputation. Sometimes, a dream about the ground can refer to being grounded. Perhaps you are feeling restricted by your parents, or controlled by other authority figures in some aspect of your life. Also see “Digging.”... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of growing taller means you might be looking down on other people. This dream can also mean you are coming into your own in terms of confidence, power and pride.... My Dream Interpretation

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Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, the hag is variously the cantankerous old woman or that aspect of femininity that aspires to use intuition and understanding for the benefit of her community.

If the former, we need to come to terms with what appears to make her cantankerous in the dream – pain or disillusionment perhaps.

If the latter, then the greek goddess hecate, as keeper of the crossroads, is worth studying.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: In the everyday world when we are struggling to come to terms with what appears to be interference in our affairs, the hag will appear in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of hair covering your face suggests an emotional anxiety in the company of others and particularly in intimate relationships. Looking out from behind a veil of hair in a dream shows that you may be keeping your true feelings hidden as you have a deep fear of rejection in close relationships.

To dream of hair falling out indicates extreme fears may be running unchecked in your emotional body. There is a strong message here to examine your inner world before stress manifests itself from uneasiness.

If the loss of hair in a dream is random and in clumps, a fear of death is lurking and needs to be addressed so as to improve your general demeanor. Dreaming of watching someone else lose their hair may be a reminder to forgive a member of your immediate family and attempt to build bridges instead of waiting for the other party to make the first move.

To dream of waking up covered in hair suggests a need to come to terms with your body and begin to appreciate all it does for you. This is a message of self-love and that you can find the courage needed to make an all important connection with yourself. Dreaming of hair in your mouth implies confusion related to responsibility. It is possible that you may be abdicating responsibility, but more likely you are receiving mixed messages and consequently taking on responsibility that doesn’t belong to you. Seeing hair before you in a dream indicates an embarrassing moment best forgotten. Noticing hair in your food suggests you may have been dwelling on a humiliating moment from your past. This is something that cannot be changed and needs to be released.

To dream of hair tied in a sleek knot is an indication of special person in your waking life.

The knot is to remind you of the special gift you have received through having known that person. Dreaming of hair in tangles or messy knots implies a messy waking life that needs some tidying up. Tangled hair is a reminder to examine your life for opportunities to simplify and organize. Braided hair in your dream is the unconscious recognition of childlike innocence and successful organization skills.

A rational mind and a playful heart may be the ticket to great success for you at this time.

To dream of a radical hairstyle change, indicates a potential holiday or change of scene in coming days. Some time away may broaden your perspective on a current idea and bring about an exciting outcome. Cutting somebody’s hair in a dream suggests a wish for control in a relationship, quite likely with a work colleague.

If your hair is being cut in a dream it is possible that you believe an idea of yours has been stolen and resentment is consequently building within you.

To be styling, combing or grooming your own hair or a loved one’s hair, implies special care is being given or needs to be given to an important undertaking in your waking life. Smelling hair in a dream is a message of secrets.

To be enjoying the aroma of hair may mean exciting and happy secrets that you will derive pleasure from.

To be dreaming of foul-smelling hair implies secrets you would rather not hear and that you are not obligated to keep. It is also a subtle reminder to refuse to keep secrets when you know it is not healthy for you to do so.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- For many women, her hairdresser is someone with whom she can communicate freely. In dreams the hairdresser may appear as the part of ourselves which deals with self- image and the way we feel about ourselves. We perhaps need to consider ways in which we can change our image.

2- Psychologically and intellectually, the hairdresser can represent the healer within us.

An intimate yet objective relationship can be important within our lives.

A hairdresser appearing in dreams would signify this relationship.

3- In terms of spirituality the connection between self-image and beauty is obvious. We cannot grow spiritually unless we like ourselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In terms of spirituality there is an obvious connection between self-image and beauty; we cannot grow spiritually unless we like ourselves.

A hairdresser in dreams may also signify that our ego needs some attention.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When dreaming, there is an hallucinatory quality about everything that we see. We usually accept what we experience as real and in the actual dream state do not question. Scenes can change as quickly as the blink of an eye, faces can change, we can be looking at one thing then a few seconds later realise we are looking at something completely different. This is totally acceptable within the dream reality. It is only when we consider the dream afterwards that we realise how odd this may be. During dreams, things can take on qualities of other objects and of other feelings. Dreams can crcate a reality of their own, they do the unexpected - which in normal waking life would be totally illogical and surreal. Within this dream world we need to take a note of what is happening. We do not watch these with amusement, it seems simply that we observe what is going on. Even our own actions can take on an oddness. We may be doing things in a dream which in waking life we would never expect ourselves to do. Freed from the logical quality that mentors our ordinary everyday life, we can be liberated to create a totally different awareness of our own abilities, of our thought patterns and even our own past. We can often dream that we have done things in the past which we have never done, or we can prepare ourselves to do things in the future which again we would never expect to do.

2- Psychologically freeing the mind so it can ‘roam’ under its own speed allows hidden memories, images and thoughts to surface in such a way that we can handle the input when perhaps in real life we may not have been able to do so. We create a reality which suits an action, rather than creating an action which suits the reality.

For instance, an abused child may displace the activity into some kind of response that would be acceptable, not allowing the reality of the abuse to come through until such times as he or she was able to come to terms with it.

3- The hallucination that we experience in dreams can also be direct messages from the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- For a man to dream that he is in a harem shows that he is struggling to come to terms with the complexities of the feminine nature.

For a woman to have the same dream shows that she is understanding her own flamboyant and sensual nature. On a different level, she is recognising her need to belong to a group of women a sisterhood.

2- Any group of women appearing in dreams will signify femininity in one form or another. It will depend on whether the dreamer relates to a particular person in the scenario for a deeper interpretation.

3- The Great Mother in her more playful aspects.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a man to dream that he is in a harem shows that he is struggling to come to terms with the complexities of the feminine nature.

For a woman to have the same dream shows that she is understanding her own flamboyant and sensual nature. On a different level, she is recognizing her need to belong to a group of women – a sisterhood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In practical terms a hearing in a legal sense suggests that we will be listened to and understood. Not to be able to hear in dreams suggests an unwillingness to listen, whereas someone not hearing us suggests that we need to alter the way we are communicating.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a hearse indicates that we are probably recognising that there is a time limit, either on ourselves or on a project we are connectcd with. Often we need to come to terms with our feelings about death on order to understand ourselves.

2- We may be aware that a part of ourselves is no longer ‘alive’ and it is better to let it go rather than resurrect it.

3- A hearse will always symbolise death, but it can also mean an ending of some sort.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of hemorrhoids represent that you are holding back your true feelings, sitting on the action you know you must take, and that you are avoiding coning to terms with an unhealthy relationship in your life. You are feeling stressed and burdened because you have been procrastinating making an important yet uncomfortable confrontation.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In practical terms a hoax is a deliberately engineered set of circumstances, which has no basis in truth. We may dream of such a thing when we are dissatisfied with circumstances in our lives. We may need to make radical changes in order to be true to ourselves. You might also like to consult the entry for joke / joker.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Your home may contain the concerns about family affairs. Since “home is where the heart is,” being in your home in a dream reflects a sense of secunty and comfort. Wandering through the rooms of the home where you grew up may signify the need to explore the patterns of belief that influenced your personality in order to heal old wounds.

• First floor: The first floor of your home as a setting in your dream may reflect pnmary concerns that are essential to your happiness: your family, your social relationships, your safety.

If the first floor is a mess, there may be a messy situation within your family that is troubling you.

If you are remodeling the first floor, this may reflect change’s you are making in your attitude and behavior toward family and friends. In terms of your physical body, the first floor may reflect a concern lor your overall physical well-being.

• Second floor: Often the bedrooms are on the second floor of a home, and the appearance of a bedroom may reflect your concerns about intimate relationships and sexual fulfillment. Finding yourself on the second floor of someone else’s house may suggest that you are snooping into his or her personal business.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sex

1- Dreaming of having intercourse with somebody of the same sex as oneself usually indicates a conflict or anxiety about otir own gender. We may find ourselves attracted to someone of the same sex in dreams because we are looking for parental love. We may also be looking for love of a different sort a nurturing rather than sexual love.

2- Very often, to dream of a homosexual affair is an attempt to come to terms with opposite aspects of oneself. It is understanding that, through the integration of a part of ourselves, we are making ourselves more whole and therefore more able to go onto successful relationships of any sort.

3- Unification on an internal level is a sign of spiritual maturity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Very often, to dream of a homosexual affair is an attempt to learn to love a part of our personality that is not much used in waking life. Often when we come to terms with such a part it will enhance our ability to have successful relationships of any sort.

For some people it shows an inherent reluctance to relate fully to the opposite sex either through some trauma or fear.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Buildings

1- A house nearly always refers to the soul, and they way that we build our lives.

The different rooms and parts of houses in dreams indicate the various aspects of our personality and experience.

For example, Attic Dreaming of being in an attic is to do with past experiences and old memories. Interestingly, it can also highlight family patterns of behaviour and attitudes which have been handed down. Basement/cellar The cellar most often represents the subconscious and those things we may have suppressed through an inability to handle them.

A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. We may not have come to terms with our own sexuality and prefer to keep it hidden. Bathroom In dreams our attitude to personal cleanliness and our most private thoughts and actions can be shown as the bathroom or toilet. Bedroom The bedroom portrays a place of safety where we can relax and be as sensual as we wish. Chimney As a passage from one state to another and a conductor of heat, in dreams the chimney can indicate how we deal with our inner emotions and warmth. Hall The hallway in a dream is illustrative of how we meet and relate to other people. Library Our minds, and how we store the information we receive, can appear as a library.

2- A house represents security and safety, and therefore signifies protection and the Great Mother.

3- The house Is popularly known as the seat of the soul, and in spiritual terms links us to the way we are in the world.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The house is popularly known as the seat of the soul, and in spiritual terms links us to the way we are in the world.

A house represents security and safety, and therefore signifies protection and the great mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In psychological terms, the house also signifies the life we live, the protections we create and the ‘structure’ we present to other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Building a new house means that the dreamer will make many changes in present plans.

To dream that you are in a very elegant house, a castle, even a palace, you are subconsciously longing for more wealth than you possess, a higher plane of living or better social status.

If your dream house is falling apart it is a warning that your finances need bolstering.

If the house is disagreeable to you, family life may be unharmonious or frustrating, although you may not be aware of it.

The house is a symbol of the human body; hence any action connected with the house can be interpreted in terms of sexual conduct. This includes other people and their actions toward the dreamer as well as storms, fires, vehicles, furniture, and so on, in relative importance.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms the igloo can represent our own construction, the way in which we fashion our environment in order to work, or rather operate, most effectively.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- We have many opportunities to make new beginnings, and inauguration in that it indicates a change of status - is one such symbol. This may be important to us in terms of either personal growth or within the work situation.

To dream that we are being given such an honour means we can receive public acclaim for something that we have done, for our ability to make the transition from the lesser to the greater.

2- Often a ceremony is necessary to mark the fact that we have succeeded in one thing and can now move on, putting that knowledge to the test in the outside world.

To be dreaming of such a ceremony indicates that we can be pleased with ourselves and what we have achieved, that we have literally inaugurated a different way of being, and can now move forward into the future.

3- A ceremony in a spiritual sense can mark a new beginning. In this case it marks the taking of new- spirituality, perhaps Cosmic Responsibility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In everyday terms, when we are incubating a new idea or project we may find that our dreams include just such an image.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One of Carl Jung s most interesting areas of thought is that of individuation. In a nutshell the word refers to the processes involved in becoming a self-aware human being.

The area of our being we refer to when we say T, ‘me’ or ‘myself’ is our conscious self awareness, our sense of self, which Jung calls the ego.

The autobiography of Helen Keller has helped in understanding what may be the difference be­tween an animal and a human being with self awareness. Helen, made blind and deaf through illness before learning to speak, lived in a dark unconscious world lacking any self awareness until the age of seven, when she was taught the deaf and dumb language. At first her teacher’s fingers touch­ing hers were simply a tactile but meaningless experience. Then, perhaps because she had leamt one word prior to her illness, meaning flooded her darkness. She tells us that ‘noth­ingness was blotted out’. Through language she became a person and developed a sense of self, whereas before there had been nothing.

The journey of individuation is not only that of becoming a person, but also expanding the boundaries of what we can allow ourselves to experience as an ego. As we can see from an observation of our dreams, but mostly from an extensive exploration of their feeling content, our ego is conscious of only a small area of experience.

The fundamental life pro­cesses in one’s being may be barely felt. In many contempo­rary women the reproductive drive is talked about as some­thing which has few connections with their personality. Few people have a living, feeling contact with their early child­hood, in fact many people doubt that such can exist. Because of these factors the ego can be said to exist as an encapsulated small area of consciousness, surrounded by huge areas of ex­perience it is unaware of.

In a different degree, there exists in each of us a drive towards the growth of our personal awareness, towards greater power, greater inclusion of the areas of our being which remain unconscious.

A paradox exists here, because the urge is towards integration, yet individuation is also the process of a greater self differentiation. This is a spontaneous process, just as is the growth of a tree from a seed (the tree in dreams often represents this process of self becoming), but our personal responsibility for our process of growth is neces­sary at a certain point, to make conscious what is uncon­scious.

Because dreams are constantly expressing aspects of indi­viduation it is wonh knowing the main areas of the process. Without sticking rigidly to Jungian concepts—which see indi­viduation as occurring from mid-life onwards in a few individuals—aspects of some of the main stages are as fol­lows. Early babyhood—the emergence of self consciousness through the deeply biological, sensual and gestural levels of experience, all deeply felt; the felt responses to emerging from a non-changing world in the womb to the need to reach out for food and make other needs known. Learning how to deal with a changing environment, and otherness in terms of rela­tionship.

Childhood—learning the basics of motor, verbal and social skills, the very basics of physical and emotional indepen­dence. One faces here the finding of strength to escape the domination of mother—difficult, because one is dependent upon the parent in a very real way—and develop in the psyche a satisfying sexual connection. In dream imagery this means, for the male, an easy sexual relationship with female dream figures, and a means of dealing with male figures in competition (father); see sex in dreams.

The dream of the mystic beautiful woman precedes this, a female figure one blends with in an idealistic sense, but who is never sexual.

The conflict with father—really the internal struggle with one’s image of father as more potent than self—when re­solved becomes an acceptance of the power of one’s own manhood. Women face a slightly different situation.

The woman’s first deeply sensual and sexual love object—in a bonded parent-child relationship—was her mother. So be­neath any love she may develop for a man lies the love for a woman. Whereas a man, in sexual love which takes him deeply into his psyche, may realise he is making love to his mother, a woman in the same situation may find her father or her mother as the love object. In the unconscious motivations which lead one to choose a mate, a man is influenced by the relationship he developed with his mother, a woman is influ­enced by both mother and father in her choice. Example: ‘I went across the road to where my mother’s sister lived. I wanted to cuddle her and touch her bare breasts, but we never seemed to manage this. There were always interruptions or blocks.’ (Sid L).

At these deep levels of fantasy and desire, one has to recog­nise that the first sexual experience is—hopefully—at the mother’s breast. This can be transformed into later fantasies/ dreams/desires of penis in the mouth, or penis in the vagina, or penis as breast, mouth as vagina.

For most of us, however, growth towards maturity does not present itself in such primi­tively sexual ways, simply because we are largely unconscious of such factors. In general we face the task of building a self image out of the influences, rich or traumatic, of our experi­ence. We leam to stand, as well as we may, amidst the welter of impressions, ideas, influences and urges, which constitute our life and body. What we inherit, what we experience, and what we do with these creates who we are.

One of the major themes of individuation is the journey from attachment and dependence towards independence and involved detachment. This is an overall theme we mature in all our life. In its widest sense, it pertains to the fact that the origins of our consciousness lie in a non-differentiated state of being in which no sense of T exists. Out of this womb condi­tion we gradually develop an ego and personal choice. In fact we may swing to an extreme of egotism and materialistic feel­ings of independence from others and nature.

The observable beginnings of this move to independence are seen as our at­tempt to become independent of mother and father. But de­pendence has many faces: we may have a dependent relation­ship with husband or wife; we may depend upon our work or social status for our self confidence; our youth and good looks may be the things we depend upon for our sense of who we are, our self image. With the approach of middle and old age we will then face a crisis in which an independence from these factors is necessary for our psychological equilibnum.

The Hindu practice of becoming a sanyassin, leaving behind family, name, social standing, possessions, is one way of meeting the need for inner independence from these in order to meet old age and death in a positive manner. Most people face it in a quieter, less demonstrative way. Indeed, death might be thought of as the greatest challenge to our identifica­tion with body, family, worldly status and the external world as a means to identity. We leave this world naked except for the quality of our own being.

Meeting oneself, and self responsibility, are further themes of individuation.

The fact that our waking self is a small spot­light of awareness amidst a huge ocean of unconscious life processes creates a situation of tension, certainly a threshold or ‘iron curtain’, between the known and unknown.

If one imagines the spotlighted area of self as a place one is standing in, then individuation is the process of extending the bound­ary of awareness, or even turning the spotlight occasionally into the surrounding gloom. In this way one places together impressions of what the light had revealed of the landscape in which we stand, clues to how we got to be where we are, and how we relate to these. But one may remain, or choose to remain, largely unconscious of self.

The iron curtain may be defended with our desire not to know what really motivates us, what past hurts and angers we hide. It may be easier for us to live with an exterior God or authority than to recognise the ultimate need for self responsibility and self cultivation.

To hide from this, humanity has developed innumerable escape routes—extenonsed religious practice, making scapegoats of other minority groups or individuals, rigid belief in a political system or philosophy, search for samadhi or God as a final solution, suicide. This aspect of our matunng process shows itself as a paradox (common to maturity) of becoming more sceptical, and yet finding a deeper sense of self in its connec­tions with the cosmos. We lose God and the beliefs of humanity’s childhood, yet realise we are the God we searched for. This meeting with self, in all its deep feeling of connec­tion, its uncertainty, its vulnerable power, is not without pain and joy. Example: ‘On the railway platform milled hundreds of people, all men I think. They were all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I knew I was among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there was a guard watching us. He was cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap was a red star. He carried a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realised they were all me. Each one had my face. I was looking at myself. Then I felt fear and terror’ (Anon).

The last of the great themes of individuation is summed up in William Blake’s words ‘1 must Create a System, or be en- slav’d by another Man’s; I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create.’ A function observable in dreams is that of scanning our massive life experience (even a child’s life experience has millions of bits of information) to see what it says of life and survival. Out of this we unconsciously create a working philosophy of what life means to us. It is made up not only of what we have experienced and learnt in the gen­eral sense, but also from the hidden information in the cul­tural riches we have inherited from literature, music, art, the­atre and architecture.

The word hidden” is used because the unconscious ‘reads’ the symbolised information in these sources. It is, after all, the master of imagery in dreams. But unless we expand the boundaries of our awareness we may not know this inner philosopher.

If we do get to know it through dreams, we will be amazed by the beauty of its in­sight into everyday human life.

In connection with this there is an urge to be, and perhaps to procreate oneself in the world. Sometimes this is experi­enced as a sense of frustration—that there is more of us than we have been able to express, or to make real. While physical procreation can be seen as a physical survival urge, this drive to create in other spheres may be an urge to survive death as an identity. Dreams frequently present the idea that our sur­vival of death only comes about from what we have given of ourself to others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: We have many opportunities to make new beginnings, and initiation – in that it indicates a change of status – is one such symbol. This may be important to us in terms of either personal growth or within the work situation.

To dream that we are being given such an honour means we can receive acclaim for something that we have done, for our ability to make the transition from the lesser to the greater.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing an injury: a warning to be careful when dealing with people or instruments/tools. Here it is important which part of the body has been injured. See Body, Operation.

Depth Psychology: Somebody has hurt you (through an insult, unfairness, or disappointment), and you need to come to terms with it. Or was it you who injured someone? See Bandage, Pain, Wound.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

An intermediary is someone who can plead our case or relay information. In spiritual terms this might be represented by a religious teacher or a medium (spiritual channeller). As we try to achieve a balance between the demands of the spiritual and physical realms, an intermediary such as an angelic figure may appear in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, if she is being interviewed by a panel of men, she may be confronting aspects of her own drive and tenacity. In a man’s dream, if his interviewers are feminine he is coming to terms with his sensitivities and softer skills. Women being interviewed by women, and men by men, suggests that they are being judged by their peers.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

An invasion in spiritual terms is a desecration of our own spiritual space, that part of us that we hold sacred and normally free from harm. When rendered insecure by too many demands, we can feel invaded and under attack.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Jabs are straight, arm-length punches thrown from the leading hand. In dreams we must decide whether the action is defensive or offensive before we interpret them in terms of what is occurring in everyday circumstances.

If the fight is structured as in a boxing match this action may refer to working difficulties.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a jerk symbolize that you are coming to terms with an unpleasant aspect of yourself.

If you feel jerked around, i.e. being treated unfairly, then you are grappling with issues of -respect and respect for others. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A joker in dreams is a free spirit or a self-actualized personality, one who has come to terms with life on the physical plane of existence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In ordinary mundane terms a journal or any type of manual keeps track of the progress of a particular task or project.

To be writing in such a book suggests that we may need to monitor what we are doing more carefully.

A journalist or newspaper reporter in such a dream suggests that care needs to be taken in putting across the right information and ensuring that detail is not lost.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The image of a journey is a very potent one in dream work. Any time 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. Making a long journey, for example, suggests leaving friends and family, as would running away to sea. Making a short journey would be investigating an idea or principle in the short term.

A difficult journey now behind us means we have come through the difficulties and set-backs of the past. 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 that uniqueness is reflected in our dreams. Mostly dreams are about the here and now and give a snapshot picture as to what is happening at this particular moment, on our individual journey and are therefore a rich source of information as to our psychological or inner state.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of judgment day reflects an opportunity to find yourself innocent; to discover that you’ve either been doing the best you can or the fact that there are areas of your life that need to be improved or amends that you need to make. You are coming to terms with death, your beliefs about the after life, spirituality, God, and your own -judgments. Your dream is giving you the message that it is time to connect more solidly with your higher purpose. See Atonement and Apocalypse.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a jug are symbolic of your ability to nurture yourself. Consider the contents of the jug.

If the jug is empty, then you are dealing with an unfulfilled need and you are coming to terms with how to fill it.

If the jug is full, then you have the ability to wet your whistle and quench your own thirst for creative stimulation, fun, excitement, and nurturing. See Drink and Thirsty... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The jungle in dreams is an image belonging to mysticism and fairy tales. It can often represent chaos. This chaos can be either positive or negative depending on the circumstances of the dream. It is the eruption of urges and feelings from the unconscious, perhaps from those areas which could be considered to be uncivilised. In myths the jungle symbolises an obstacle or barrier that has to be passed through in order to reach a new state of being. With this meaning it has the same significance as the enchanted forest (see Forest).

2- To be trapped in a jungle indicates that we are trapped by negative and frightening feelings from the unconscious with which we have not vet comc to terms.

To be conscious of having come through a jungle would indicate that we have passed through, and overcome, those aspects of our lives which we have never dared approach before. Psychologically, without the ordering of information that we receive, our minds can simply become a jungle of information. We need to use logic to apply order so that we can make sense of ourselves and our environment.

3- “fhe jungle can symbolise spiritual chaos due to its unpredictability. Spiritually for the dreamer it may be ‘a jungle out there’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In pragmatic terms karma is the law of cause and effect – what goes around comes around. When we have not always acted with integrity we may find that dreams warn us of what the effect might be.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a king symbolize masculine power, the father archetype, God, higher knowledge, vision and ambition. You are rising above the masses in terms of status and wealth because you are connecting to your higher purpose.

If you are a man dreaming of a king, you are dealing with authority issues, either your own, or that of someone you work with.

If you are a woman dreaming of a king, then you may be looking to be rescued.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of flying a kite can remind us of the carefree days of childhood when we were without responsibility. Often the colour is important, as may be the material from which it is made. In more mundane terms, to be flying a kite may suggest ambition and career goals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In pragmatic terms, a project or task may require dedication and focus. Since a knight is expected to show loyalty he may appear signifying this in dreams. Being made a knight in the modern day is still considered to be something of an honour and may have this meaning in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms knowledge and experience go hand in hand. In dreams the mind may trigger an association, which allows us to reach viable conclusions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Maze

1- On a purely practical level, the labyrinth appearing in dreams signifies the need to explore the hidden side of our own personality. With its many twists, turns and potential blind alleys it is a very potent representation of the human being. Within the labyrinth one meets and overcomes the difficulties in life which could impede progress.

2- Psychologically; in undertaking our own heroic journey, we must at some point go through some kind of labyrinth experience. It is undertaken at a point when we must travel into the differing areas of our subconscious and come to terms with our fears and doubts, before confronting our own Shadow (See Introduction). In dreams the labyrinth can be suggested by any dream which has us exploring a scries of underground passages. It is held by some to be an exploration of the hidden feminine.

3- Spiritually the labyrinth experience marks a watershed. It is a symbol for the transition stage between the physical and practical world and a deeper understanding of all mankind.

The route in one type of Labyrinth is ‘unicursal’ that is, it goes by a straightforward route which covers maximum ground straight to the centre and out again.

The second type is designed with the intention to confuse, and has many blind alleys and unexpected twists. This represents spiritual progress, through having to work out the key or code. Many trials and tribulations arc met and overcome or negotiated on the path to attainment. Each individual will undertake his or her own route to the centre of his existence.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, in undertaking our own life journey, we must at some point go through a form of labyrinth experience. It is undertaken at a point when we must travel into the differing areas of our subconscious and come to terms with our fears and doubts, before confronting our own shadow.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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The landscape in a dream can be an integral part of the interpretation. It usually mirrors feelings and concepts that we have and therefore reflects our personality.

A rocky landscape would suggest problems, whereas a gloomy landscape might suggest pessimism and self-doubt.

A recurring scene may be one where in childhood we felt safe, or may reflect a feeling or difficulty with which we have not been able to come to terms. Landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than momcntarv moods.

Dream landscapes can have a bizarre quality about them in order to highlight a particular message.

For instance, there may be trees made of ice, or rocks made of sugar.

The plot of the dream may be important in arriving at the correct interpretation of these symbols (see Introduction).

The landscape in a dream can also indicate how we relate to other people.

To be in a desert might represent loneliness, whereas to be in a jungle might represent a very fertile imagination.

3- Spiritually, the landscape in a dream can suggest improvements which we can make in handling our own moods and attitudes.

If the landscape changes between the beginning and end of the dream, we perhaps need to make corresponding changes in everyday life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The landscape in a dream can be an integral part of the interpretation. It usually mirrors feelings and concepts that we have and, therefore, reflects our personality.

A rocky landscape would suggest problems, whereas a gloomy landscape might suggest pessimism and self-doubt.

A recurring scene may be one where in childhood we felt safe, or may reflect a feeling or difficulty with which we have not been able to come to terms. Landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than momentary moods.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Actions may cause hurt to others.

2. A possible loss of reputa­tion.

3. Good news is on the way, especially in terms of love re­lationships (to be sitting on the lap of a member of the dreamer’s preferred sex). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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also see Refrigerator

1- A larder, being a repository for food, usuallv indicates sustenance or nurturing in a dream. It will depend to a certain extent what is in the larder as to the intcrprela- tion of the dream. In previous times it would have referred to having harvested (See Harvest) food, but it may be significant here if the dreamer registers that a particular food is missing.

2- As life moves on. many people no longer have larders, this image being replaced by the refrigerator or fridge freezer. All these images indicate that conservation is necessary. This may be conservation of energy, resources or power.

3- A larder in spiritual terms suggests gifts or talents.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Being subjected to changes, or Letting Go. Similar to Abyss, Brook / Stream, and sometimes Parachute, only in more playful terms.

A wilted leaf means troubles.

A green leaf means rejuvenation, fulfillment of a wish.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A lease implies an agreement between two parties, in spiritual terms between the spiritual and physical selves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality that we try to suppress. It is, however, more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside, and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes.

The left side is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.

The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Any conflict between right and left indicates the differences between logic and intuition. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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In spiritual terms a legitimate act is one that has been sanctioned by a higher authority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, the concept of lending is connected with healing and support.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- If in a dream we are lending an object to someone, we are aware that the quality that object represents cannot be given away ,that it is ours to have, but that we can share it.

If someone is lending us an article then we are perhaps not responsible enough to possess what it represents on a full-time basis. Conversely, we may only need it for a short time.

2- If we arc lending money, we are creating a bond of obligation within our lives.

If we are being lent money we need to look at the way we are managing our resources, but more importantly what help we need to do this.

3- In spiritual terms, the concept of lending is connected with healing and support.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of life insurance symbolize a fear of death and change. You may be attempting to avoid the inevitable. Take heart in knowing that your life is eternal and your soul is immortal. Also, this dream can represent your willingness to take responsibility for your life, for your legacy and the well-being of your family, and that you are coming to terms with your mortality.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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also see Animals

1- The lion in dreams signifies both cruelty and strength.

2- In psychological terms, the lion represents all those qualities it shows majesty, strength, pride, couragc and so on. It is easier to recognise the necessity for such qualities in ourselves when symbolised in something else.

3- Spiritually the lion symbolises all those attributes that belong to the fiery principle. It is an ambivalent symbol, since it represents both good and evil. It plays a part in the recognition of the four elements Fire, Earth, Air and Water and represents fire.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In psychological terms, the lion represents all those qualities it shows: majesty, strength, pride, courage and so on. It is easier to recognize the necessity for such qualities in ourselves when symbolized in something else.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- A loom in dreams will obviously have a different significance if it is a work tool, or if one is a creative artist. By and large a loom suggests creativity whether more mechanical or craft-oriented. We all have the ability within ourselves to create beautiful objects and the loom is one of these symbols.

2- A loom picks up on the symbol of weaving and the idea of creating our own lives. VVe have certain basic materials which can lay down an elementary pattern, but we must add our own touches which give the individuality to the overall woven object.

The loom is the tool we need to achieve the right pattern.

3- The loom in spiritual terms suggest fate, time, and the weaving of destiny.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The loom in spiritual terms symbolizes fate, time and the weaving of destiny.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomizes the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- To have lost something in a dream may mean that we have forgotten matters which could be important. This may be an opportunity, a friend or a way of thought which has previously sustained us.

To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.

2- To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion on whatever level is depicted in the dream. It may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clcar decisions.

3- The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomises the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sometimes in the practice of deep relaxation, meditation or sensory deprivation, our being enters into a state akin to sleep, yet we maintain a personal waking awareness. This is like a journey into a deep interior world of mind and body where our senses no longer function in their waking manner, where the brain works in a different way, and where awareness is introverted in a degree we do not usually experience. It can be a frightening world, simply because we are not accustomed to it. In a similar way a measure of waking awareness can arise while dreaming. This is called lucid dreaming. During it we can change or wilfully direct what is happening in the dream in a way not usual to the dream state.

Example: 4I had backed my car into a big yard, a commer­cial area. My wife, two of my sons and I got out of the car. As we stood in the yard talking I realised there was a motorbike where my car should be. I said to everyone, “There was a car here a moment ago, now it’s a motorbike. Do you know what that means? It means we are dreaming.” Mark my son was now with us, and my ex-wife. I asked them if they realised they were dreaming. They got very vague and didn’t reply. I asked them again and felt very clearly awake’ (William V). William’s is a fairly typical lucid dream, but there are features which it does not illustrate. During the days or weeks prior to a lucid dream, many people experience an increase in (lying dreams.

The next example shows another common feature.

Example: In many of my dreams I become aware that I am dreaming. Also, if anything unpleasant threatens me in the dream I get away from it by waking myself (Alan). Lucidity often has this feature of enabling the dreamer to avoid un­pleasant elements of the dream.

The decision to avoid any unpleasant internal emotions is a common feature of a per­son’s conscious life, so this aspect of lucidity is simply a way of taking such a decision into the dream. Some writers even suggest it as a way of dealing with frightening dreams. Avoid­ance does not solve the problem, it simply pushes the emo­tion deeper into the unconscious where it can do damage more surreptitiously. Recent findings regarding suppressed gnef and stress, which connects them with a higher incidence of cancer, suggests that suppression is not a healthy way of dealing with feelings.

Another approach to lucidity is that it can be a son of playground where one can walk through walls, jump from high buildings and fly, change the sofa into an attractive lover, and so on. True, the realisation that our dream life is a differ­ent world and that it does have completely different principles at work than our waking world is imponant. Often people introven into their dream life the morals and fears which are only relevant to being awake in physical life.

To avoid a charging bull is cenainly imponant in waking life. In our dream life, though, to meet its charge is to integrate the enor­mous energy which the bull represents, an energy which is our own but which we may have been avoiding or running away’ from previously. Realising such simple differences revolutionises the way we relate to our own internal events and possibilities.

To treat lucid dreams as if they offered no other attainable expenence than to manipulate the dream en­vironment, or avoid an encounter, is to miss an amazing fea­ture of human potential.

Example: ‘In my dream I was watching a fern grow. It was small but opened out very rapidly. As I watched I became aware that the fern was simply an image representing a pro­cess occurring within myself which I grew increasingly aware of as I watched. Then I was fully awake in my dream and realised that my dream, perhaps any dream, was an expres­sion of actual and real events occurring in my body and mind. I felt enormous excitement, as if I were witnessing something of great importance’ (Francis P). It is now acceptable, through the work of Freud, Jung and many others, to consider that within images of the dream lie valuable information about what is occurring within the dreamer, perhaps unconsciously. Strangely, though, it is almost never considered that one can have direct perception into this level of internal ‘events’ with­out the dream. What Francis describes is an experience of being on the cusp of symbols and direct perception. Consider­ing the enormous advantage of such direct information gath­ering, it is surprising it is seldom mentioned except in the writings of Corriere and Han, The Dream Makers.

Example: After defining why I had not woken in sleep recently, i.e. loss of belief, I had the following experience. I awoke in my sleep and began to see, without any symbols, that my attitudes and sleep movements expressed a feeling of restrained antagonism or irritation to my wife. I could also observe the feelings were arising from my discipline of sexual­ity. Realising I did not want those feelings I altered them and woke enough to turn towards her’ (Francis P). After the first of his direct perception dreams, Francis attempted to use this function again, resulting in the above, and other, such dreams. Just as classic dream interpretation says that the dream symbols represent psychobiological logical processes which might be uncovered by dream processing, what we see in Francis’ lucidity is a direct route to self insight, and through it a rapid personal growth to improved life experience. Such dreams provide not only psychological insight, but very fre­quently a direct perception of processes occurring in the body, as the following example illustrates.

Example: ‘Although deeply asleep I was wide awake with­out any shape or form. I had direct experience, without any pictures, of the action of the energies in my body. I had no awareness of body shape, only of the flow of activities in the organs. I checked over what I could observe, and noticed a tension in my neck was interfering with the flow and ex­change of energies between the head and trunk. It was also obvious from what I could see that the tension was due to an attitude I had to authority, and if the tension remained it could lead to physical ill health’ (Tony C).

An effective way to develop lucidity is frequently to con­sider the events of waking life as if they were a dream. Try to see events as one might see dream symbols. What do they mean in terms of one’s motivations, fears, personal growth? What do they suggest about oneself? For instance a person who works in a photographic darkroom developing films and prints might see they were trying to bnng to consciousness the latent—unconscious—side of themselves.

A banker might feel they were working at how best to deal with their sexual and personal resources. In this way one might actually apply what is said in this dream dictionary to one’s outer circumstances.

The second instruction is, on waking, at a convenient mo­ment, imagine oneself standing within one’s recent dream. As you get a sense of this dream environment, realise that you are taking waking awareness into the dream. From the standpoint of being fully aware of the dream action and events, what will you now do in and with the dream? Re-dream it with con­sciousness.

For example the things you run from in your nor­mal dreaming you could now face. See dream processing for fun her suggestions. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In olden times the mandrake root was taken to symbolise man. It was often used in magical ceremonies, and thus became significant in the same way that a voodoo doll can be significant. When the mandrake root or a manikin is recognised in a dream, we are linking in with our own wish to harm other people and with our conflict with someone else. Interestingly enough, the mandrake root is also a symbol of the Great Mother (see Introduction), and therefore represents feminine aspects. So, in witchcraft, the witch was in fact linking with the destructive powers of her own Self.

2- The significance of mandrake within a dream is that perhaps of word association. We are not necessarily dreaming of the root itself, but are trying to make sense of some aspect of the personality around us that appears not to be fully formed in some way.

3- The power of life and death in spiritual terms is our right to exist in a way that is commensurate with our own beliefs.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a marriage represents change, harmony, and obligations. You are facing a significant stage in your life where you will begin a new journey. It may also symbolize the joining of your various attributes and characteristics, especially the male and female attributes.

To dream of a marriage proposal indicates that some issue will influence you negatively.

To dream that you are getting married to your ex implies that you have come to terms with lessons and errors that you made in that relationship. You have been able to grow and discover new truths about yourself. It may also suggest that if you are in a relationship now, there are similar aspects as your previous relationship. You will not commit similar errors though. You have learned how to make changes. *See Wedding.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms, when business methods become both heartless and ruthless this can be translated into dreams as a massacre. This may also suggest that there is little we can do personally to prevent this. You might like to consult the entries for death and kill.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A maypole in a dream can very often represent the masculine and may indicate the ‘dance’ which one goes through when coming to terms with one’s own universe. It is the central pole of the world that we create for ourselves; thus to dream of a maypole may have sexual connotations, but also may- indicate the way in which we handle our own lives.

2- Psychologically, festivals, celebrations and occasions for ceremony arc necessary for the human being to be at ease with himself. Often, the maypole maybe one such symbol of celebration, of new life. It may also represent time in a dream, and the way in which a dream indicates the type of timing that is necessary within certain situations.

3- The maypole in a spiritual sense is a representation of the phallic, of masculine spirituality and of life-giving energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A maypole in a dream can very often represent the masculine and may indicate the ‘dance’ that we go through when coming to terms with our own universe. It is the central pole of the world that we create for ourselves; thus to dream of a maypole may have sexual connotations, but also may indicate the way in which we handle our own lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

From a mythological point of view, the image of the maze is closely tied to the Greek hero Theseus and to Ariadne, who loves him. As legend has it, in order to slay the virgin-devouring monster in the center of the maze of Crete, Ariadne gives to Theseus a magical red thread that will help him find his way out of the maze after he has slain the monster.

The maze symbolizes the womb of the Earth Mother and the cosmic order, which each of us has to create within ourself. And that is your task! The path is like a maze; after many twists and turns you finally reach your goal, where you can fulfill your obligations and responsibilities, find your shadow, and come to terms with it. Every time you dream about a maze you are challenged to come to terms with the monster within yourself.

On the other hand, the image of the maze points to a mother complex: if you cannot let go of the feminine, you are lost in it, which means the masculine in you loses its identity. And if this masculine identity is devoured by the feminine, the feminine cannot find its own identity because it doesn’t have access to it, and you cannot find your way out of the maze.

The symbol of the maze probably goes back to observations made about how the sun or the moon is traveling across the sky. In the center of the maze resides death, where the sun and the moon are at their lowest point. After we have met death, we leave the maze in the same way as Theseus. Our modern world, the metropolitan big city, the asphalt jungle, where people are easily getting lost and feeling trapped, is often compared with the maze. What is addressed here is the idea that our lives have become so complex that it is difficult for us to find our way. See Food (stored), Thread, Dragon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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1- Interpreting the act of meditation will depend on whether the dreamer meditates in real life. In someone who does, it will suggest a discipline that is helpful to the dreamer putting him or herself in touch with intuition and spiritual matters. In someone who does not, it may indicate the need to be more introverted in order to understand the necessity to be responsible for oneself.

1- Often on an unconscious level we are aware of the need to change consciousness or attitude, and to dream of meditating can highlight this for us. We can access the more creative, spiritual side.

2- The dreamer has to come to terms with discipline of a spiritual nature if he is to succeed in his spiritual goal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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1- Dreaming of visiting a medium very often means that we are looking for some kind of contact with our own unconscious, or with the dead. We may also be attempting to alert our own intuition and use it differently to a way we have done previously.

2- To dream of being mediumistic would indicate that we are aware of greater powers than we believe we have in ordinary everyday life.

Mediumistic aspects in a dream can represent the dreamer’s wish to be in contact with the dead. This docs not necessarily have to be dead in literal terms, it can merely be what is ‘dead’ in the dreamer’s life, that which he may wish to resurrect.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Mediumistic aspects in a dream can represent our wish to be in contact with the dead. This does not necessarily have to be dead in literal terms, it can merely be what is ‘dead’ in our life, that which we may wish to resurrect. During spiritual development, our perceptions widen from the ordinary everyday to other aspects and dimensions of knowledge that have become available to us. Whether these are aspects of our own personality or of the spirit realm is immaterial, since ultimately their function is to help us progress.

The spiritual self has access to the collective unconscious in its entirety.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: Dreaming of visiting a medium very often means that we are looking for some kind of contact with our own unconscious, or with the dead. We may also be attempting to alert our own intuition and use it differently to a way we have done previously. At a very basic level, we all have fears and feelings about death, and the actual appearance in dreams of spiritual entities can help us to come to terms with these. You might like to consult the entry for dead people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- To sec a memorial such as a war memorial in a dream takes us back to a previous time, to a memory which may be ‘cast in stone’. We need to be able to come to terms with this memory in order to be able to move on.

2- A memorial may simply be a recognition of a happier time which needs to be remembered.

3- A memorial is a tangible representation of homage and esteem.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To see a memorial such as a war memorial in a dream takes us back to a previous time, to a memory that may be ‘cast in stone’. We need to be able to come to terms with this memory in order to move on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: Many stories exist of the human’s attempt to mate or link with these creatures of the sea, though the merman is less fascinated than his counterpart by humans. Most attempts end in hurt and distress for one party or the other and men’s dreams of such a creature of fantasy in particular can reflect this. Women’s dreams may contain an element of coming to terms with her own capriciousness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms mistletoe obviously is most often dreamt of around christmas. Conventionally, mistletoe represents a time of celebration, love and partnership.

To dream of kissing under the mistletoe symbolizes a relationship that may be transitory. You might also like to consult the entry for flowers.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Planets

1- The moon has always represented the emotional and feminine self. It is the intuition, the psychic, love and romance.

To dream of the moon, therefore, is to be in touch with that side of ourselves which is dark and mvsterious. Often in dreams the moon can also represent one’s mother or the relationship with her.

2- It has always been known that the moon has a psychological efTect on the human being. In Pagan times, it was suggested that she ruled men’s emotions and guarded women’s intuition. Even today; that symbolism still stands. In a man’s dream when the moon appears, he either has to come to terms with his own intuitive side or with his fear of women. In a woman’s dream the moon usually indicates her inter-relations with other women through their collective intuition.

3- The Great Mother, the darker, unknown side of Self, is svmbolised by the moon. It is also symbolic of the unapproachable.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When the moon appears in a man’s dream he either has to come to terms with his own intuitive side or with his fear of women. In a woman’s dream the moon usually indicates her inter-relationships with other women through their collective intuition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Our relationship with mother is pivotal in our development and will often give rise to her appearance in dreams. Largely it is the first relationship we develop, probably should be perceived as a nurturing, caring one, and allows us to develop such relationships with other people.

If this does not happen, fears and doubts may arise. In a man’s life this may result in continually developing dependent relationships with older women, or denying his right to a relationship completely. His dreams may highlight this difficulty until such times as he is prepared to address the problem. As he grows to maturity he may experience dreams that highlight the loss of his mother. In a woman’s life, her relationship with her mother will colour all other relationships. Negatively, she may find herself pushed into nurturing the needy male, or in forming relationships with both men and women that do not satisfy her basic needs. There are many ways through dreams of working through relationships with mother, both symbolically and otherwise, and much can be gained by daring to take this step. Provided we have come to terms with and understood this relationship, much material and spiritual success can be achieved. Positive images of mothering and motherhood may also give us access to archetypal material that is connected with mother earth and our place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Hill

1- Traditionally, any mound appearing in a dream is supposed to link back to our very early childhood needs and the comfort that mother’s breast brought.

2- Emotionally, man’s need for comfort and sustenance continues throughout his life. At the same time, he needs to come to terms with his dependence on the feminine. Often to dream of mounds helps him to understand this.

3- The mound symbolises the Earth Mother or the entrance to the Underworld.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

In dream sequences the mountain usually appears in order to svmbolise an obstacle which needs to be overcome. By daring to climb the mountain we challenge our own inadequacies and free ourselves from fear.

To reach the top is to achieve one’s goal.

To fall down the mountain indicates carelessness.

We all have difficulties to face in life. Often it is how we face those difficulties that is important.

The symbol of the mountain offers many alternatives and choices. This means we can work out. through dreams, our best course of action in everyday life.

Representing the centre of our existence in earthly terms, the mountain is an image that can be worked on over and over again.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Representing the centre of our existence in earthly terms, the mountain is an image that can be worked on over and over again. It represents the higher, more spiritual aspects of the personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Mourning expresses grief, a coming to terms with loss. In the spiritual sense we may believe in life after death but we still no longer have the physical presence of the individual.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Sound produced by musical instruments is evocative of emotion.

The symbolism of the instrument itself appearing may allow us to come to terms with that emotion in a slightly more objective way. Not being able to play a particular instrument suggests we do not have access to that emotion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Traditionally, the mystic, or in mundane terms the gordian knot had no beginning and no end. Its basic meaning suggests an unsolvable problem. We probably need to leave such a problem until it is solved either by time or correct action.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

In the past, adventurous and immature, fleeing from reality and the world. This symbol, in a man s dream, is similar to the Hero. Today we interpret this image in terms of wholeness: we all live in one world and all of us are dependent, collectively, on Mother Earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a neck represents an embrace, a donation with terms, a legal will or a conditional endowment.

The neck and the shoulders in a dream represent one’s trust or trustworthiness.

A healthy strong neck in a dream means trustworthiness and ability to repay one’s debts. Wounds, festering, or purulence in one’s neck in a dream mean betraying God’s trust. Ifone sees a nice bird sitting over his neck in a dream, it means benefits or an alibi.

If it is not a gentle bird, then it becomes a bad omen or a rebuke.

If one sees a necklace, a rope, a wire or a thread wrapped around his neck in a dream, it means fulfilling a promise, acquiring knowledge, status and honored. (Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A nettle in a dream suggests that there is a difficult situation which will have to be avoided. There may be irritation, particularly if we are not interacting with others or with the environment we are in.

A patch of nettles could also suggest difficulty in communication if we arc in the middle of it. Others round us may be using words or circumstances to hurt us. Nettles in a dream can also signify a worthless transaction: lI got stung’.

2- Nettles are wild plants with the quality of irritating the skin. This svmbolism can come across in / dreams as having allowed ourselves to be over-stimulated by a display of wild behaviour. This may be sexually, but could be in other ways as well, such as through dance. There is a point at which there is loss of control. Nettles can also suggest a kind of healing, both through the vitamins and minerals they contain when eaten, and also because they can be used to stimulate the system through external application. Folk medicine often suggested applying poultices of nettles to stimulate the blood supply.

3- In spiritual terms, nettle is supposed to be a specific against danger. It is also used in purification rituals. Fresh nettles are reputed to aid a sick person’s recovery.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of nighttime, then your unconscious desires and the shadow aspects of your life are being allowed to express and reveal themselves. In terms of the stages of life, nighttime represents the end of life, wisdom and old age.

If this is a dark night of the soul, this is a time when the light/solutions/hope/God feels distant, and clarity is waning. This period is usually followed by an extreme breakthrough. See Breakdown/ Breakthrough and Dark.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be aware of saying no in a dream may be an important part of our growth process. We are capable of making decisions which go against the wishes of other people, without feeling that we are going to be punished. We arc coming to terms with rejection and are no longer fearful. We are capable of standing on our own two feet.

2- The right to refuse is an important aspect of making choices. We may have no coherent reason for refusal, except the right to say no. In terms of relationships, saying no in a dream suggests that on some level we know what is right for us.

3- Saying no in spiritual terms entails rejecting that which is not compatible with our progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The north in spiritual terms suggests the winter, a time for old age and reflection.

The archangel is normally uriel, administrator of peace, but sometimes ariel, keeper of wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

The nose in dreams symbolizes wisdom and energy.

A dream of having a big nose is lucky and means you will succeed in an upcoming endeavor.

To dream of having a runny nose is very lucky, signifying very good luck for the dreamer, especially in terms of money and health. Also see “Nose Bleed”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Book and Reading

1- Strictly; a novel represents a different way of looking at things.

If we are aware in dreams of reading such a book, we need to ascertain what kind of a novel it is.

The storyline may have relevance in our lives at that particular moment.

For instance, a historical novel might suggest we need to explore the past, whereas a romantic novel would suggest the need to look at relationships.

1- Novel also means new, and psychologically we are often searching for stimulation. In dreams, therefore, there can be a play on words to indicate that we should be looking for some new way of dealing with our lives.

2- New spiritual learning can often be explained in terms of a story or a myth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of a metal nut, as in nuts and bolts, is highlighting our ability to construct our lives in such a way that it will hold together. In engineering terms a nut is considered to be feminine, and the screw masculine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Most people see an oasis as a place of refuge in a desert. Because of its association with water, in dreams it becomes a place where we can receive whatever emotional refreshment we require.

2- When people are in difficulty, they need a place where they can express themselves - or perhaps renew their own strengths and ability to copc. In dreams an oasis, particularly when we are lost (See Lost), represents such a place. It highlights a particular type of sanctuary.

3- An oasis in spiritual terms represents refreshment, and the idea of being able to slide away from old oppressions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

An oasis, in spiritual terms, represents refreshment and the idea of being able to put difficulties to one side for a time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Occult actually means ‘hidden’, so for someone to dream of the Occult when they have no knowledge of the subject usually suggests the need to come to terms with all their hidden fears. Most people tend to think of the Occult in its negative sense, as in black magic or Satanism, and thus may link with the egotistical side of their natures.

If the dreamer has Occult knowledge it may be important to apply that awareness in an everyday situation.

The rule is alwavs then ‘harm no-one’.

In dreams, the Occult, due to its many strange facets, may well be alerting the dreamer to an as yet untapped arcane wisdom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Perfume and Smell

1- If there is an odour in a dream it is usually highly significant and will highlight whatever is happening.

If it is a pleasant one it suggests good times; if a bad one then it is more likely to be a warning of bad things.

2- Our sense of smell is extremely delicate, but just as the use of other senses is suspended or transmuted into something slightly different, an odour in a dream may be a way of reminding ourselves of another time or place.

3- A sweet odour in spiritual terms always signifies saintlincss and spirituality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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1- Often our work or office situation gives an environment in dreams with which we feel comfortable. It is slightly more formal than our home, and often deals with our feelings about, or our relationship with, work and authority.

2- To be in an office, particularly if it is not known to us, would suggest some kind of order or burcaucracv is necessary in ou lives.

To be in office, in the sense of holding a post, signifies taking responsibility for what we do.

3- An office in spiritual terms suggests having taken responsibility for who we arc.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms, any conflict in waking life could manifest as a personalized opponent or as opposition in dreams. How that opponent presents itself will often give us the information we need to deal with the problem.

For instance, an imp as an opponent might mean that we will have to deal with minor irritations first.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- The various organs of the body can represent the different aspects of the self. In dreams thev can signify diverse weaknesses and strengths.

A musical organ will tend to highlight the dreamer’s views and feelings about religion. In slang terms, the organ suggests the penis.

2- In Chinese medicine, the different organs of the body represent different qualities.

For instance, the gall bladder deals with the ability to make decisions, while the liver is the seat of irritability In dreams, therefore, being conscious of a bodily organ would require us to be aware of what is bothering us and dealing with it in an appropriate manner.

3- Spiritually, perfect health of mind and body would be possible provided we understood the workings of the physical body.

If we know what perfect is, then self- healing would ensure proper working of the organs.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- It will depend on whether the ornament seen in a dream belongs to us as to what the interpretation is. Dreaming of personal ornamentation (see Necklace and Jewels) suggests an attempt to enhance something that we have and value, but that we want to make more valuable. In dream terms this can represent either our feelings, emotions or ideas.

2- To be conscious of ornaments in a dream tends to indicate that our personal space can be used more fully and therefore bring us greater success. We arc not simply going back to basics but arc actively improving our situation.

3- Tangible and recognisable spirituality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of an orphan indicates that we may be feeling vulnerable and possibly abandoned and unloved.

If we are looking after an orphan we are attempting to heal that part of us that feels unloved.

If we experience ourselves as having been orphaned it may indicate that we need to be more independent and self-sufficient.

2- We have to come to terms with our ability to grow up and to move away from our parents. When our lives force us into losing them, either by death or other circumstances such as moving away, we may experience the feeling of being orphaned.

3- Spiritual desertion.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We have to come to terms with our ability to grow up and to move away from our parents. When our lives force us into losing them at any age, either through death or other circumstances such as moving away, we may experience the feeling of being orphaned.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Receiving a package: expect a surprise from which you will profit. Receiving an empty package: you are in for a disappointment.

If the packagc contains gold or other valuable items: expect to receive a great deal of money, or you are going to be honored.

Depth Psychology: The package stands for life experiences with which you have yet to come to terms. Sometimes you are “packing” up sexual desires you have not admitted to yourself yet.

The only thing to do is unpack and take a close look. See Box.... Dreamers Dictionary

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1- To see a palm tree in a dream is most often to do with rest and relaxation. Previously the palm was associated with honour and victory, but as foreign holidays have become more available it has largely lost that significance.

2- The palm of the hand is significant as a symbol of generosity and openness.

3- The palm in spiritual terms suggests blessings and goodness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

This integration and/or venting dream is about coming to terms with your secrets, mystery, and shadow side. Your dream is showing you that you ultimately must take the contents of this box and face them, embrace them, erase them, replace them. Keep in mind what you resist persists. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

This venting dream is assisting you to release and let go of your attachments to that which scares you or negatively impacts your life. Perhaps you’ve been running from your problems, feeling overwhelmed or overshadowed by their power. This dream is helping you to come to terms with your shadow. See Fear and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Points to your social abilities and desire for advancement.

An indication of coming to terms with other people and the voice inside you. It is a symbol of governing and points to the need to coordinate your own qualities. How are you putting together your emotions and intellect7 How do you “rule” yourself and others7... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

lives While there may be some evidence for reincarna­tion in the work of Dr Ian Stevenson, dreams which clearly state reincarnation in their theme most likely represent pres­ent life situations.

Example: ‘I dream of living in China, a long time ago. I was married to a man with whom I had two children. He began to tire of me and brought concubines into our house­hold. I hated him. When I woke I realised I had dreamt about a past life’ (Patricia L). Patricia had in fact been married to a man in this life who, after her two children were born, began to bring other women home. This broke up their marriage. From Patricia’s point of view, this happened because in a past life her husband and she had not resolved their difficulties, so had to meet them again in this lifetime—whatsoever ye sow, so shall ye reap. Where such dreams have been thoroughly explored, I have found that their imagery arises from emotions and trauma which the dreamer finds difficult to meet. Placing it in a past life enables one to avoid the difficulty of experienc­ing present life pain. Patricia says she hated her Chinese hus­band.

The dream process can create a drama to represent our present situation using any form of structure. It is, after all, the master dramatist. This function of the unconscious explains many ‘past life’ memories elicited by hypnotic regression. Most of them are explainable in terms of present life trauma or situation. See hallucination, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, to pay for something is to be accountable for it.

To make payment signifies taking responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: If we subscribe to the belief that everything is inherently perfect, dreams are one way in which we try to understand that perfection. They are also a way of coming to terms with anything in life that is less than perfect, of becoming aware of those things that need adjustment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Wanting to look good and be seen in positive terms, loved, and accepted. Addresses the power of attraction and subtle radiance. Like the fragrance of a perfume that evaporates quickly, your understanding of yourself and others is difficult to maintain. On the other hand, making a definite statement (with a fragrance) about your presence, the scent of the perfume expresses sexuality and fantasies.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A permit suggests that recognition has been given by authority. In spiritual terms this indicates that permission has been given, or initiation has taken place to enable us to act in a certain way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Taking pills: the next few days will be unpleasant, but the aggravation is small and you will manage.

If you have made a mistake in the past, now is the time to “swallow the bitter pill.”

Depth Psychology: What kind of “bitter pill” experience did you have to swallow? Did it help you to come to terms with past events? Did it help you to digest past experiences, transforming them into something positive? The pill in the dream can support emotional healing if you can let go of your prejudices!... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In olden times, plague and pestilence was believed to come from an angry God. In fact, most plagues are caused by an imbalance in natural ecology.

To dream of a plague will highlight some internal imbalance within ourselves. This may be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. One quality of a plague, no matter what it is, is that there is too much. We can be overwhelmed by it, as happened with the plague of locusts chronicled in the Bible.

2- One outstanding example of a plague in the Bible was that of Job who was plagued by boils. This suggests the old-fashioned idea that if one did not conform, retribution would occur.

To dream of a plague, therefore, is to recognise that we will suffer if we do not attempt to reach our highest potential.

3- In spiritual terms a plague signifies Divine Retribution.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Healing, Medicine, Physician)

An alternative type of judgment dream. Many ancient cultures regarded widespread sickness as a sign of divine displeasure.

Blights perceived as being on your soul or spirit, like a curse.

Bitterness that rots away inside, creating all manner of dis-ease.

AIDS: In literal terms, AIDS is the plague of the 21st century, so this dream may express an honest fear playing itself out, or a homophobic reaction.

Leprosy: Feeling like your life is falling apart a little at a time, or that you are slowly losing yourself to someone or something. Alternatively, an experience or action that makes you feel “unclean” (see Din).

What or who does the plague affect? The answer to this question can reveal one’s anger, moral conflict, or prejudice pertaining to a group, person, or situation.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Playing a game of poker in a dream, whether on-line or otherwise, suggests that we are taking a risk in everyday life. It may be important to note who we are playing with.

A poker face is one that shows no emotion whatever the circumstances. As the game of poker becomes more popular in the field of gambling, many of the terms used have relevance in today’s world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Flowers

1- flic poppy can appear in dreams as either a symbol of sacrilice - the remembrance poppy or as one of idleness and oblivion - the opium poppy.

2- On a psychological level both significances can be united. We need to ‘remember to forget.’ By learning to forget past difficulties we give ourselves the opportunity to move on with clarity.

3- The poppy symbolises forgetful- ness. In spiritual terms the soul must forget all it knows in order to reincarnate and rediscover its own awareness.

The Great Mother as the Goddess was, and is, responsible for that forgetting hence the poppy signifies the Great Mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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1- When a particular position is highlighted in a dream it usually signifies our moral standpoint, or our position in life. It can also give an indication of how we arc handling situations in our lives.

For instance, something in the wrong position means we are going about things in the wrong way.

2- Our spirit, intellect, ideals and consciences are being brought to our attention when we dream of anything higher or above us. This applies also when dreaming of the upper part of anything (of a building or body, for example). Our altruism may be being brought into question. Anything underneath, below, or downstairs signifies the anarchic or immoral side of our personalities.

The sexual impulses can also be characterised in this way. Something appearing upside down emphasises the potential for chaos and difficulty.

The ‘ups and downs’ of situations in life can be experienced in dreams as the actual movement of one’s position, ‘fhe personality has a need to balance the heights and depths of its experience, and if this docs not happen a warning will usually appear in dream form. Back/Front Rejection and acceptance can be shown in a dream as seeing the back and front of something. Backward/ Forward Having the attention drawn to a backward and/or forward movement usually indicaes the potential to adopt a regressive bae kward-looki ng tendency. There is a need to retire into the past, rather than tackling lears and moving ahead. Centre falso see Shapes) To be conscious of the centre of any aspect of a dream is to be aware of a goal or objective, or perhaps even of the dreamer’s real Self. There is a need to be the centre of attention whatever the circumstances. Far/Near In dreams, space and time can become confused. Dreaming of something which is far awav, may indicate that it is far away in time. This may be future or past, depending on the dream.

A long way in front would be future, a long way behind would be past. Near or close would mean recently, or in the immediate.

Horizontal This usually symbolises the material world. Left The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality which we try to suppress. It is more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes. It is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.

The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct.

Low In dreams, feeling ‘low’ can suggest a sense of inferiority or humility. Often we will give way to submissive behaviour, and put ourselves in a lower position than others. Occasionally to be below something or someone can indicate a need to explore the underside or negativity of a relationship or situation. Opposite Anything in a dream which is opposite the dreamer may suggest some difficulty in reconciling two paradoxes (Good/bad. male/female, up/down, etc.). This may or may not suggest conflict. One thing deliberately put opposite another There is a deliberate attempt to introduce discord. Changing the position from opposite Differences maybe adjusted.

Right/Left The conflict between right and left is usually between logic and intuition. Right The right side represents the more dominant logical side. It is the consciously expressed, confident side which perceives the exterior world in perhaps a more objective sense. It is to do with ‘lightness’ that is, correctness and moral and social behaviour. Anything observed on the right side in dreams is usually significant as the dreamer progresses. Any pain experienced on the right side can also be interpreted in terms of drive. It also expresses the more masculine attributes. Movement to the right indicates that something is coming into conscious awareness. Straight Straight suggests a direct approach, the shortest way between two objects or places. Top To be at the top is to have succeeded in our endeavours.

To be on top is to have assumed control. Trying to reach the top suggests more effort is needed. Under/underneath Being underneath something suggests either taking shelter or submitting to someone else’s handling of us. It may also represent the part of us that we hide, or the part that is less capable.

Up, upper We have the capability of achieving a degree of supremacy. We are capable of getting the ‘upper hand’ in particular situations. We can move away from the mundane, ordinary- everyday world.

Vertical The vertical in dreams tends to represent the spiritual realm.

3- The points of the compass can be read spiritually.

The North signifies the Unknown, and hcnce sometimes darkness. It is spirituality within the world.

The East traditionally suggests birth and mystic religions. It also represents becoming ‘conscious’.

The South is representative of earthly passion and sensuality.

The West can symbolise death, but more properly the state after death when there is increased spiritual awareness. Traditionally, it can also represent the more logical side of our natures.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A post in spiritual terms may signify a support or a marker. As a marker it has the same meaning as flag or banner. As a support it will be useful to look at what help we need to advance our spiritual understanding.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- In dreams to win a prize is to have succecdcd in overcoming our own obstacles. We are also being acknowledged by other people for having made the effort to succeed.

To be giving away prizes suggests that we arc giving public acknowledgement to efforts others have made.

2- To prize an object (as in a prize possession) Is to give it its proper value. This does not necessarily- mean being materialistic, but being able to gain from an appreciation of its intrinsic value.

3- In spiritual terms, gaining a prize in a dream means having used one’s instincts and intuition in harmony in order to be able to use inspiration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, gaining a prize or accolade in a dream means having used our instincts and intuition in harmony and so can use inspiration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, profit is energy or power gained commensurate with the amount of effort we are prepared to put in, in anything we do.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Dreaming of a prostitute usually suggests a sexual need. In a man’s dream it may signify his need for relationship at any cost. In a woman’s dream it can suggest her own need for sexual freedom. Often, dreaming of a prostitute forces us to look at our own sense of guilt or uncertainty about ourselves.

To be paying a prostitute may suggest that we do not trust our own sexual abilities.

To be paid for the sexual act may suggest that we feel relationships will cost us. In both cases there may be a fear of loving relationships.

2- In dreaming of prostitution, we may actually be connecting with a poor self-image. We are minimising our abilities and talents this may be in a work situation as much as in our personal life. Very often, when we are cxpcctcd to ‘perform’, inadequacy or ego makes us feel that we are ‘prostituting’ our talents.

3- In Christian terms, just as Christ recognised the value of the prostitute as a person in her own right despite her profession, we also spiritually need to accept other people’s values.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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1- To be in a pub in a dream and aware of our behaviour indicates how we relate to groups and what our feelings are about society. We may feel that it is appropriate to use a public space to create new relationships, or to come to terms with our own sense of loneliness.

A public space where we can drop inhibitions has links with the Pagan need for festivity and celebration.

2- We all have social needs that can be met in convivial company, in a pub or bar.

The origins of the public house were the old inns, which were stopping-olf places for travellers. Any companionship was purely transitory. This symbolism is still present today in dreams. We arc in a place where we can rest and relax and nothing more is expected of us.

3- As a public place where shared values arc important, the public house can be a creative space. As a meeting place where few judgements arc made, it becomes a placc in which people can co-exist.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In slang terms, pulling means picking up a potential partner. In dreams this can actually translate itself into a physical feeling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Pulling suggests a positive action. We arc being alerted to the fact that we can do something about a situation. In dreams, if we are pulling we are making the decisions within a project.

If we arc being pulled we may feel that we arc having to give in to outside pressures. Extra effort to have something happen may be necessary.

The object we are pulling, and the means by which we are pulling it, may be important (For examples, see Bridle. Rope etc.).

2- In slang terms, pulling means picking up a potential partner. In dreams this can actually translate itself into a physical feeling. We may also in everyday life be being pulled by our emotions and feel that we are powerless to resist. This can translate into the dream image of being pulled. We may feel that we have to go along with something and do not have the ability to refuse. #

3- At a certain stage of spiritual development, there is a feeling of being pulled in a certain direction. We may be compelled lo do certain things without necessarily knowing where the impulse comes from.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

In dreams these terms take on different meanings. As a pulpit in church the symbol might point to increased problems and hypocrisy. It is either your bad conscience that is speaking to you or a suggestion that you are following moral standards too rigidly.

As an airplane cockpit, and as a politician in government, these images also stand for leadership. Among others, they represent personal skills. Often there is a hint to guide yourself more forcefully toward your goals.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are chasing someone: you can’t make up for an old mistake.

If you are being chased: someone who has wronged you wants to make amends. In a man’s dream, being chased means he has not yet come to terms with the sexual prohibitions of his childhood. Unconsciously he still believes that sexuality is disgusting and is afraid of being punished.

Depth Psychology: Are you treating others unfairly? Are you hounded by guilt feelings? Or do you feel that prejudice or condemnation by other people is hounding you? Only you know if you are the perpetrator or the victim.... Dreamers Dictionary

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1- Putrefaction can represent disintegration. In real-life situations something may have gone wrong, and there is no longer any energy to sustain it. While on a conscious level we mav not recognise this fact, dreams will often bring it to our attention.

2- Decay for example in a relationship can be represented in dreams as putrefaction. When something is happening which will ultimately lead to a total collapse, we can often sense it as a bad smell - something is dying.

3- In spiritual terms there often has to be dissolution and disintegration before there is a new beginning. In dreams, if we have fear of this process it can manifest as putrefaction. Putrefaction can also mean death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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When a thing is quadrupled it is made four times as large or four times as important as previously. In spiritual terms this suggests that there is four times the amount of power available – it is power ‘squared’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms, a qualification suggests that we have been invested with a particular quality or ability. This suggests effort on our part to understand and make use of the hidden meaning in those things we have learnt.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: In purely mundane terms, to qualify an action or project is to justify its existence. In dream parlance, we may find that tasks or projects that have given us difficulty sort themselves out in dreams and enable us to move forward.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To be answering a questionnaire or quiz in a dream suggests we may be making an attempt to change our circumstances without being certain of what we should actually do to bring about the change. We may also be trying to come to terms with other aspects of our personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are at a quinceanera ceremony (whether it was yours or someone else’s) represents a transitional phase into adulthood. It indicates your social responsibilities, sense of morality, mental reasoning, and hopes. This dream may also represent acceptance of yourself. You are peacefully coming to terms with who you are as a person.... My Dream Interpretation

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Symbol: The colorful arc of a rainbow symbolizes the bridge between heaven and earth.

Vision: Seeing a rainbow: a warning that your good fortune could be an illusion. In spiritual terms, however, the rainbow is positive: you are at peace with God and the world. It is often a sign that an important reconciliation will be possible.

Depth Psychology: The rainbow is a symbol of inner peace and harmony of body, soul, and spirit.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Material aspects: In more mundane terms only those who have been refugees themselves can know what it truly feels like, so any dream of being a refugee is going to be a dramatization of our circumstances. We need to identify the feeling and deal with it. Being in a refugee camp in dreams will highlight our feelings of displacement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Dreams have a way of introducing or rather reintroducing us to truths which we have long known to be.

If spirituality is taken to be an inner truth, and religion as that which links us back to source, then it must be the case that religious imagery partly assists in that function of recognition. Using images that cannot be interpreted successfully in any other way reinforces the idea of spirituality being something separate in us. Because the images are so specific they may be startling.

2- When the individual, through deliberate or spontaneous neglect, denies himself access to the store of religious imagery in waking life, dreams will often react to this lack and try to compensate by jolting the dreamer back into an awareness of his inner spirit. In today’s society it is very easy to fasten on the hypocritical aspects of religion and to acccpt that hypocrisy. It is also easy to make the assumption that the outward forms of religion often deny the existence of a true inner reality. This rejection can be valid, since it is not until the individual accepts responsibility for his own existence that true spirituality emerges.

If spirituality the inner truth that we all hold is neglected, it will not go away: it will simply reappear in its negative and terrifying form. In waking life the closest image we have to that is the Devil (see Devil), or the more vengeful Indian gods. Our own personalised demons can be more frightening than those.

3- If we are prepared to accept that each truth will have its own personal slant, and that we must get back to the basic truth, all dreams can be interpreted from a spiritual point of view. This is especially true of religious imagery. Most interpretations have had to be stated in general terms and are given here only as guidelines. When the reader can throw away the book and say that the interpretations are not valid, then he will have taken on personal responsibility.

Angel In spiritual terms the angel symbolises pure being and freedom from earthly matters.

Angels tend to be androgynous, and arc not recognised either as male or female. There is a hierarchy of angels; 1) Angels (the realm closest to the physical), 2) Cherubim and 3) Seraphim. As more people are seeking spirituality; there are those who have become more aware of the angel form, particularly in dreams. It is vital that the dreamer is able to differentiate between the personalised aspect of the Higher Self, and the angelic form, since they arc similar but different. Dark angels are reputed to be those angelic beings who have not yet totally rejected the ego or earthly passions. When this image appears in a dream, we are being alerted to a spiritual transgression, which often has already happened. Warning angels usually symbolise what should not be clone. Buddha (also see individual entry) The figure of Buddha appearing in dreams highlights the necessity to be aware of the Qualities of Being which Buddha taught. It links us to the power of renunciation and of suffering, but in the sense that experience of suffering is valid. Ceremony/Ritual (also see individual entries) Ceremony and ritual are all part of the heightening of awareness which occurs on the path to spirituality. In dream ceremony the images are even more vivid.

Christ appearing in dreams epitomises the recognition of the ability to reconcile the physical and the spiritual, God and Man. He personifies Perfect Man, a state to which we all aspire. Appearing on the cross he signifies redemption through suffering. We do not need to be crucified physically to suffer.

The ideal Christ is that part of ourselves which is prepared to take on our portion of the sufferings in the world by- working within the world.

The anarchic Christ is the part of us whose love and lust for life permit us to break through all known barriers.

The Cosmic Christ is the part that is prepared to take on Cosmic Responsibility that is, to be connected with the Universal Truth. While these aspects have been spoken of in Christian terms, obviously they- are also present in all religious figures. Church, chapel, temple (also see Church Buildings) We all are aware of our need for sanctuary from the batterings of the everyday world. Within the church we / are free to form a relationship with our own personal God. In dreams we may also have the realisation that our body is our temple. Church or Religious Music These sounds, dedicated to the perception of God that one has. are sacred sounds and are a way of expanding the spirit. Crucifixion images in a dream link with the human being’s need to sacrifice himself through passion and through pain. Devil (also see individual entry) In dreams the Devil represents temptation. This often arises from the repressed sexual drives which demand attention. It may also signify the Shadow (see Introduction). Ghosts (also see individual entry) Independent forces within, which arc separate from the individual’s will. It will depend on the dreamer’s belief as to whether lie accepts the appearance of ghosts as psychological or spiritual apparitions. Gods/Goddesses (also see individual entries) We are each given the opportunity to make real our fullest potential. In doing so, we must undertake an exploration and possibly a confrontation of our perception of gods and goddesses.

Hell is a state of being where nothing is ever as it seems and could be thought of as continually existing in a state of negative illusion. Reputedly it is a state of Spiritual Agony where one’s worst dreams are fulfilled. Heaven is a state of being where the energy is of such a high frequency that there is no suffering. In dreams it appears when the individual is transmuting his awareness into dimensions other than the physical. It is reputedly a placc where bliss exists. It is also known as Nirvana and Samadhi. Holy Communion The belief that Christ’s body was transmuted into heavenly food symbolised by the Last Supper appears in dreams as the intake of spiritual food. Holy Communion represents a sacred sharing. Icon (also see individual entry) An icon is a representation of a religious figure or concept. It can, through usage, become revered as a holy object in its own right. Incense (also see individual entry) Incense is an offering to the gods and a physical form of prayer through perfume and smoke. Initiation takes place when some barrier is transcended to enable us to have access to other ways of being.

Mary, the Mother of God/Virgin Mother flic symbolism of Mary, both as the maiden and as the mother, is a potent one. She epitomises all that is woman, and all that is holy Moses often appears in dreams as the holy figure who will lead us out of difficulty.

Old and New Testaments or all religious books A resource and a repository for knowledge is available in dream imagary this will often appear as books. Priest/Prophet A conflict between the present and the future.

A Religious Service is the act of worship which is used to bring people together. It is recognised in dreams, perhaps as an act of integration of the whole self, and as an illustration that the whole is greater than the parts. Third Eye This is the developed clairvoyant perceptiveness that comes with spiritual development. It is the Third Eye of Buddha and symbolises unity and balance. In no case does it represent a physical quality, though it is thought to link with the pineal gland.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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1- Paying rent in dreams is to undertake a personal responsibility. We arc prepared to look after ourselves and to take responsibility for who we are. Receiving rent suggests that we have entered into a transaction which will benefit us.

2- There comes a time when, if we wish to maximise our potential, we must find a spacc of our own.

Paying rent allows us to do this. In dreams this can be seen as an independent act.

3- Often in spiritual terms we must relearn how to handle money and value.

The image of paying rent gives this concept a focus.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of renting signify the price you are willing to pay for what you need, want and use. Perhaps you are processing your feelings about whether or not the price you pay is worth what you are getting in terms of where you live, your relationship, or your job.

If you dream that you are collecting rent, then this is about your attitudes about receiving what is due you.

If you dream that you are paying rent, then you are processing feelings of stress about being able to afford your lifestyle. See Borrow.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Often, in spiritual terms, we must relearn how to handle money and value. We are ‘on loan’ to the physical realm.

The image of paying rent gives this concept a focus.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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When something is restored it is made whole again and in spiritual terms such an image can suggest healing or a return to a former state.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Puzzles, Rhyme)

Some type of complexity that requires sound, creative thinking to solve. Unless time is of the essence, don’t rush this answer.

Lacking clarity in the way you present something, or purposefully hiding your true motivations and feelings in a matter (e.g., “talking in riddles”).

A lesson in disguise. In many fables, riddles are used to teach the main characters something specific about themselves or life. Similarly in ancient Japan, priests used riddles as a way of teaching seekers spiritual truths.

Something or someone who tries your patience by presenting everything in seemingly incongruous or incomprehensible terms.... The Language of Dreams

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The right side represents the more dominant, logical side. It is the consciously expressed, confident side that perceives the exterior world in perhaps a more objective sense. It is to do with ‘rightness’ – that is, correctness and moral and social behaviour. Anything observed on the right side in dreams usually becomes more significant as we progress. Any pain experienced on the right side can also be interpreted in terms of drive. It also expresses the more masculine attributes. Movement to the right indicates that something is coming into conscious awareness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Dreaming of a robe, such as a bath robe can have two meanings. One is that of covering up vulnerability and the other is of being relaxed and at ease.

The dream will indicate the correct significance. I’o be dressing someone else in a robe is to protect them.

2- A robe can suggest our attitude to sex and relationships.

If it is clean we have a good self-image if dirty, the opposite.

A dirty robe could also suggest depression.

3- In spiritual terms the white robe is innocence and the seamless robe represents holiness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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In spiritual terms the white robe is innocence and the seamless robe represents holiness, and in dreams would tend to represent different spiritual awarenesses. Magical robes with different symbols and of different colours would signify esoteric knowledge and the ability to use power correctly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- The rocket in basic terms has a connection with male sexuality. What is perhaps more important is the energy that is available to us in dreams.

To be given a rocket suggests recognising that we are not functioning the way we should.

To take off like a rocket means moving very fast in terms of some project we have.

2- Nowadays any symbol of power connects with our ability to do. or be, better than before.

The rocket in this sense will have much of the same symbolism as the aeroplane (See Aeroplane), except the destinations will be further away.

The explosive power and energy available is something to be carefully looked at, since we need this type of power in order to make radical changes in our lives.

3- Because of the spiritual symbolism of reaching heights to which none have been before, the rocket represents spiritual searching and adventure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: The energy that is available to us in dreams can be indicative of what we have available in waking life. In popular parlance, to be given a rocket suggests recognizing that we are not functioning the way we should.

To take off like a rocket means moving very fast in terms of some project we have. Giving someone else a rocket in dreams may mean we are trying to motivate a part of ourselves or that we know more can be done by others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Gives gender - specific: The rocket in basic terms has a connection with male sexuality and can have this significance in both men’s and women’s dreams. Consult the entries for aeroplane, journey and transport for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: A round table in a dream is a symbol of wholeness. In mundane terms it can suggest negotiation, since it is used to allow everyone the opportunity to express an opinion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- The old adage that the sap rises in Spring is fully accepted by most people. In dream terms this means that we arc maybe ready to undertake new work or perhaps a new- relationship. We are aware of our own vitality and strength and prepared to take on new challenges.

2- Sap used to be a derogatory term for a wimp or someone who had no backbone. In a negative sense we may become aware in dreams of inappropriate behaviour or ideas. These have the effect of sapping our inner vitality.

3- The life-force we use can often be perceived as the sap in plants.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see Satan in your dream, signifies negative aspects of yourself. It may also indicate feelings of guilt that you have been harboring. It is time to release these feelings. Alternatively, Satan may represent intelligence, cunningness, deception, and cleverness. Other meanings of devil dreams: To dream that you fought off Satan symbolizes that you will succeed in defeating your enemies.

To dream that Satan talks to you, signifies that you will find some temptations hard to resist even though you know it is not in your best interest.

To dream that you and Satan were in friendly terms, suggests that you may be seduced and tempted into doing something you do not want to do. You may be dealing with issues of morality.

To dream of selling your soul to Satan, means you are in danger of sacrificing yourself for a useless purpose or a person who doesn’t deserve it. Don’t let this happen, or you will lose your self-respect and become unpleasant to others.... My Dream Interpretation

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Power of judgment.

The dreamer’s weight in terms of personal influence and significance. Assessment, judgment, balance, and order. Where is the center of your life? What is important? Vocal complaint about life’s ambiguity and what is unknown and unclear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Vision: Experiencing a scare: expect to receive a pleasant announcement. Frequent dreams of being scared mean your nerves are shot and you need a vacation.

Depth Psychology: Scares and fearful emotions have made you vulnerable and insecure.

The dream is a sign that you need to come to terms with the reasons for them. Pay attention to the rest of the symbols in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Vision: Dreaming about being back in school as an adult: pay attention to things from your childhood and your past; in addition: life wants to teach you a lesson, to make you understand that we are all “students.” Looking at a school building: you continue making the same mistakes—it is time to learn from past experiences. Seeing a student: somebody wants to play a trick on you.

Depth Psychology: Are you revisiting experiences that you haven’t come to terms with yet? If that is not the case, the dream is showing you the “school of life” and challenging you to learn from past experiences. Maybe you are going to be “tested’’ in the near future.... Dreamers Dictionary

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The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female, or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation. It is the instinctive nature and equally is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed we come to terms with our own sexuality and sensuality and are able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies that become available. In a man’s dream a serpent or snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinity. In a woman’s dream the serpent may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the garden of eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery and also of temptation. Also consult the entry for snake in this section.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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The shadow is, first of all, that which is invisible.

If it becomes visible in your dream, a very important step toward increasing awareness has been taken.

You are beginning to become consciously aware of your “dark side.” The reason for the shadow in a dream is a sign that you are in the process of becoming aware of your Self. So, there is no reason to fear your shadow or try to avoid it.

The shadow is usually connected to the past or the future: old injuries are casting their shadow onto today’s behavior and emotions, and creating fear for the yet unborn reality of the future. Coming to terms with the shadow is necessary in order to understand life here and now. It brings intensity, wealth, and imagination to life.

If you are standing in somebody’s shadow, or are put into a shadow by somebody, this refers to low self- esteem. You have an inferiority complex—want to appear to be more than you are, want to be more accepted.

The shadow follows us but is not easily seen; it also provides protection.

Jung sees the shadow as an underdeveloped structure in people.

The shadow is one of the original definitions of the soul.

The chieftain of some Polynesian tribes loses his mana (power), if somebody steps on his shadow. In southern European countries midday was considered the ghost hour, because the shadow would then be its smallest and retreat. Behind this superstition was the fear that the shadow would disappear altogether and with it the soul and its relationship to the earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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1- The significance of shaving in a dream will obviously vary depending on whether the dreamer is a man or a woman.

If a man. he is more likely to be shaving his face, which also suggests that he is trying to change his image.

If a woman, she is likely to be shaving other parts of her body in order to create a more beautiful image. Both acts suggest removing an unwanted layer that is. a facade which has been created.

2- To dream that we have had ‘a close shave’ suggests that we have taken too many risks. We should be more aware of the difficulties we can have as well as the danger we put other people in.

3- In spiritual terms to be close- shaven suggests openness and honesty in our dealings with other people.

For someone to have grown a beard when we would have least expected it indicates that they arc trying to hide something from us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of oneself as having shaved one’s head during the month of Hajj is a glad tiding that one will proceed for Hajj. But if such a dream is seen during any other month besides Hajj it means that his capital (in monetary terms) will become exhausted. (This will be discussed in greater detail in this book).... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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A shop in dreams signifies something we want or feel we need.

If it is a shop we know then we are probably consciously aware of what we want from life.

If it is an unknown shop then we may have to search our minds for information.

A supermarket would suggest we have to make a choice.

To be shopping is to be making a fair exchange for the satisfaction of our desires. We have the energy (money) which can be exchanged for something we want. What we are shopping for may have relevance.

If we arc shopping for food we need sustenance; if for clothes we may need protection.

In spiritual terms a shop has the same significance as a market (see Market).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Unconsciously you may be feeling threatened in some way and need to be consciously pro-active in coming to terms with the fear that this brings.

The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- In a dream a shroud can be a frightening image, since it is associated with death.

If we recognise that by shrouding something it becomes hidden, then the image is less frightening.

2- A shroud can signify a covering up of something we do not fully understand. We know that it is there, but we do not wish to have a look at it.

3- In spiritual terms a shroud is a mark of respect.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms a shroud is a mark of respect for the dead. As a garment, it is meant to convey decency.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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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.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- If a skull appears in a dream we may need to look at the rest of the dream in order to find out the svmbolism.

The skull and crossbones could represent either a romantic appreciation of a pirate, or a symbol of danger. Since the skull is a representation of the head it can also svmbolise intellectual abilitv or rather, lack of it.

2- To be conscious of one’s own skull in dreams is to appreciate the structure that we have given our lives.

To perceive a skull where there should be a head suggests that part of the person has died’.

To be talking to a skull is recognising the need to communicate with those who are lost to us. When a skull is talking to us, a part of us which we have rejected or denied is beginning lo come back to life.

If we believe in life after death, we may feel that spirit is talking through the skull.

3- Spiritually the skull represents death and all its implications. When it appears in dreams, it is time for us to come to terms with physical death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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In common with serpent dreams, snake dreams occur when we are attempting to come to terms with our more instinctive self. Inevitably this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies that have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available. Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death and all that man fears.

A snake twined around the body or limb indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.

A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth sometimes represents the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify our control of our libido.

A snake in the grass image denotes disloyalty, trickery and evil.

The image of a snake with its tail in its mouth is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical. Being swallowed by a snake shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate and lose our sense of space and time. Dreaming of a snake twined around a staff or similar suggests that the unconscious forces that drive us are being released to create healing, rebirth and renewal.

The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream. Also consult the individual entries for caduceus, colour, eating and shapes / patterns, as well as serpent in this section... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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The south in spiritual terms suggests the summer, a time for fun and laughter.

The archangel is michael, the soldier of god.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- There is a great deal of ambivalence in the image of the spider. On a very mundane level it is disliked, perhaps because of its scuttling movement but also because of its association with dirt. In dreams it can also suggest deviousness.

2- In psychological terms the spicier connects with the Mandala (see Mandala). It is the ability to create a perfect pattern which both nurtures and protects us at the same time.

3- Spiritually the spider represents the Great Mother in her role as the Weaver. She weaves destiny from the bodv of her self, and is there fore the Creator. In coming lo terms with this aspect, we become weavers of our own destiny.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Spiritually the spider represents the great mother in her role as the weaver of life. She weaves destiny from the body of her self and is, therefore, the creator. In coming to terms with this aspect, we become weavers of our own destiny. Consult the entries for insects, mandala and web as well as the information on great mother and destructive mother in archetypes in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: In psychological terms the spider connects with the principles of the mandala.

The spider has the ability to create a perfect pattern, which both nurtures and protects at the same time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Ghost

At its very basic level, we all have fears and feelings about death, and the appearance of Spirit helps us to come to terms with these. It will depend on the dreamer’s own personal belief system as to whether he or she feels they are actual spirits or not.

When spirits appear in dreams, their function may be to help us through various states of transition. While we cope with everyday fears, there are many unconscious memories and feelings which can surface unexpectedly. When we are conscious of a kindly or helpful spirit we arc aware that we can move on. When we sec the spirits of dead people we usually need reassurance.

During spiritual development, our perceptions widen from the ordinary everyday to other aspects and dimensions of knowledge that have become available to us. Whether these arc aspects of our own personality or of the spirit realm is immaterial, since ultimately their function is to help the dreamer progress.

The spiritual self has access to the Collective Unconscious in its entirety.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a sponge signify that you are receptive, allowing, and suggestible to the energy that is around you. You might be coming to terms with how you feel about others sponging off of you. Or your dream might be showing you where you must become more -reliant and considerate of the boundaries set by others. Also, this dream reflects your resilience, in that your life circumstances can squeeze you dry, but that you quickly expand back to your natural way of being. Consider the feeling tone of this dream. See Drink.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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1- Springtime in a dream can suggest new growth or opportunities. Perhaps there is a fresh start in a relationship.

A spring of water suggests fresh energy, whereas a bed spring or other type of coil would indicate latent power for movement.

2- To walk with a spring in one’s step is to be looking forward to something.

The saying ‘spring forward, fall back’ is also applicable in psychological terms, since effort is required to progress.

3- Spiritually a spring is a symbol of progression, particularly insofar as emotion is concerned. We can now afford to make a new beginning.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: The saying ‘spring forward, fall back’ is also applicable in psychological terms, since effort and new energy is required to progress.

To walk with a spring in one’s step is to be looking forward to something.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Vision: In women’s dreams, the image of a stove or range means that everything is well with the family, particularly if a bright fire (without smoke) is burning in die stove. In men’s dreams, it means a steady love relationship. Watching the fire slowly burn down: a love relationship or marriage is soon coming to an end. See Oven.

Depth Psychology: The stove or range is seen in terms similar to Fire and always stands for your emotions. Is the flame of love still burning bright? Are you seeing only “silent embers”? An ice- cold stove indicates a similar condition—ice-cold emotions.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Vision: Seeing a summer landscape: you are very optimistic and trusting and both qualities are helping you to succeed in your endeavors.

Depth Psychology: Summer represents the “prime of life.” You are full of vigor and vitality, enjoying the best years of your life (in sexual terms as well). You have matured.... Dreamers Dictionary

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1- To dream of sweeping suggests being able to clear away outmoded attitudes and emotions.

To be sweeping up suggests putting tilings in order.

2- Sweeping is an old image which harks back to good management and clearing of the environment. In psychological terms it suggests an attention to detail and correctness, as much as to cleanliness. In modern day technological symbolism it could suggest searching for viruses.

3- The dreamer may have attained much spiritual knowledge on which he is now reflecting. There may be certain elements of confusion which he can take time to clear away.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Sweeping is a traditional image that symbolizes good management and clearing of our environment. In psychological terms it suggests an attention to detail and correctness, as much as to cleanliness. In modern-day technological symbolism it could suggest searching for viruses.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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also see Furniture and Altar

1- A table being a focus for meeting, whether socially or professionally, is usually recognised in dreams as a symbol of decision making. As a place for a family rendezvous, the dreamer may consider meals to be an important ritual. In business and professional terms, the boardroom table also has an element of ritual about it.

2- To dream of dealing with a table or list of objects, or perhaps actions, instils a sense of order. It represents our ability to create order out of chaos.

3- A table can represent spiritual judgement and legislation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: A table being a focus for meeting, whether socially or professionally, is usually recognized in dreams as a symbol of decision making. There can be an element of ritual associated with the image of a table. As a place for a family rendezvous, we may consider meals eaten around a table to be an important aspect of family life. In business and professional terms, the boardroom table can also introduce an element of ritual around it such as hierarchy of position. You might also like to consult the entries for altar, furniture / furnishings, rite / ritual and round table.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Pill

1- Taking medicine in the form of tablets signifies our recognition of our need to be healthv. We need to ‘heal’ something that is wrong.

If we are giving tablets to someone else we may be aware that their needs are not being satisfied.

2- In magical terms, a tablet presupposes knowledge greater than our own and therefore represents an element of trust. We trust our destiny to someone else.

3- As with the Tablets of Moses, there is access to esoteric and magical knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Psychological / emotional perspective: In magical terms, a tablet presupposes knowledge greater than our own and, therefore, represents an element of trust. We trust our destiny to someone else. Taking a pill in a dream may alert us to our ability to heal ourselves. We may also be conscious that we need to be careful over what we choose to include in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- As with other occupations, it is perhaps more important to decide what significance the tailor has to the dreamer before attempting an interpretation. Any professional person develops certain talents and competencies, such as, in this case, the ability to do prccisc work and to ‘fashion’ something new.

To dream of a tailor alerts us to these qualities within ourselves.

2- The role that a character plays in our dream has relevance to how we think of our creativity and talents. Dreaming of a tailor may also have meaning in terms of word play.

For example we may actually know someone callccl Taylor.

3- Creative Ability.... Ten Thousand Dream 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

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of being very tall or growing taller could mean you are looking down on other people. This dream can also mean you are coming into your own in terms of confidence, power and pride.

To dream that others are taller than you suggests that you may have a tendency to overlook things. Perhaps you feel that a higher power is always looking over you and judging your actions.

If you dream of someone you know being taller in your dream than in real life, you may worry about being judged or looked down on by them. Or you could be jealous of them in some way.... My Dream Interpretation

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1- On a physical level, a tattoo will stand for an aspect of individuality in the dreamer. He (or she) wishes to be seen as different.

2- A tattoo in dreams can also signify something which has left an indelible impression. This could be great hurt, but could also be a good memory. Sometimes, the image which is tattooed is worth interpreting if it can be seen clearly.

3- In spiritual terms a tattoo can suggest a group identity belonging to a tribe or cult. It will be on a more intimate level than wearing a badge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Polynesian peoples believe that a person’s mana, their spiritual power or life force, is displayed through their tattoo. In spiritual terms a tattoo can suggest a group identity, belonging to a tribe or cult. It will be on a more intimate level than wearing a badge. You might also like to consult the entries for badge / brooch, colours and picture as well as the information on symbols in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A tavern in a dream means getting high after feeling low and depressed. It also means dispelling one’s strains and distress, or it could represents a prostitute, an abused woman, or adversities because of the damages and liabilities a tavern may bring.

If one promises to do something, then if he sees a tavern in his dream, the tavern then represents the terms of his agreement, or that he is engaged in a shabby or a covert action against his boss.

If a sick person sees himselfin a tavern in a dream, it means that his time is up. Ifa pious person sees himselfentering a tavern in a dream, it means that he may be lured into temptation.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

In everyday life, a tax represents a sum of money exacted from us in return for the right to live a certain lifestyle. In dreams, therefore, having to pay a tax suggests some kind of a penalty for living the way we choose.

In real terms, a tax represents the extra amount of effort necessary to enable us to belong to society. Thus, dreaming of car tax would indicate that greater effort is needed to move forward.

To be paying income tax suggests that we may feci we owe a debt to society.

To be paying council tax may suggest that we feel we have to pay for the ‘space’ in which we exist. Refusing to pay any taxes suggests an unwillingness to conform.

Spiritually, any tax levied in a dream would indicate our attitude towards working for the greater, or communal, good. We need to take some responsibility for the universe we live in.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In real terms, a tax represents the extra amount of effort necessary to enable us to belong to society. Thus, dreaming of car tax would indicate that greater effort is needed to move forward.

To be paying income tax suggests that we may feel we owe a debt to society.

To be paying council tax may suggest that we feel we have to pay for the ‘space’ in which we exist. Refusing to pay any taxes suggests an unwillingness to conform.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- When we are being teased in a dream, we are becoming aware that our own behaviour may not be appropriate.

If we are teasing someone and pointing out their idiosyncrasies, we may actually be highlighting our own discrepancies.

2- Teasing can be a form of bullying, of becoming a victim. We need to understand our requirement to have power over someone, rather than helping them. Teasing will often arise from an insecurity and an awareness of our own doubts and fears. In archetypal terms it is an easy way to project our own difficulties onto other people.

3- Within spiritual development one becomes aware of others’ faults of character. Teasing or being teased in dreams alerts us to an ego state which is not appropriate for further development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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1- Using a telescope in a dream suggests taking a closer look at something.

A tclescopc enhances our view and makes it bigger and wider. We do need to make sure, however, that we arc not taking a one-sided view of things.

2- Using a telescope in a dream may mean that we should look at things with both a long and short-term view. Without taking account of a long-term view, we mav not be able to succeed in the short term. Conversely, by looking at the long-term view, we may be given information which will help us to ‘navigate’ our lives in the here and now.

3- Interestingly enough, a telescope in spiritual terms can signify the art of clairvoyance the ability to perceive the future from an immediate perspective.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Interestingly enough, a telescope in spiritual terms can signify the art of clairvoyance – the ability to perceive the future from an immediate perspective.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- In dreams, to be conscious of a thaw is to note a change in our own emotional responses. We 110 longer have a need to be as emotionally distanced as previously.

2- Psychologically we have the ability to ‘warm up’ a situation, and to melt coldness away.

If we arc aware of coldness within ourselves, on an emotional level we need to discover what the problem is or was, and why we have reacted as we did.

3- A spiritual thaw would suggest the ability to come to terms with old barriers and to become warm and loving.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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A spiritual thaw would suggest the ability to come to terms with old barriers and constraints and to become warm, loving and less rigid in our judgements.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Thread in dreams represents a line of thought or enquiry. In terms of our ordinary everyday lives we perhaps need to follow that line to its end. 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.

2- To be aware of thread is to be aware of the way our lives arc going.

A tangled thread suggests a difficulty which needs unravel- ling.

A spool of thread suggests an ordered existence.

The colour of the thread is important (see Colour).

A basket full of spools suggests the various aspects of a woman’s personality. This is because of its association with the Archetypal feminine.

3- The various threads of our spirituality are being interwoven the results of which will go some way to achieving the dreamer’s spiritual wholeness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Three is tense, dynamic, rhythmic, and complete (the Holy Trinity). Three is a symbol of the spirit, since it is assigned to the third stage of human consciousness (after the physical and emotional). In the Middle East, three is considered a holy number. It is always connected to time: past, present, future. In ancient Rome the Fates almost always appear as three goddesses. Since ancient times femininity has been seen in three aspects: the virgin (Artemis), the woman (Hera), and the old woman (Hekate). Faust calls out three times until Mephisto appears. Peter denies Christ three times. Doing the same thing three times has magical effects— it represents the connection to reality.

According to Freud, refers to male genitalia. Jung considers three a mystical number; the three servants of the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute; the three witches in Macbeth; the three wishes that are free. All this relates back, as do many god-trinities, to the original trinity: father-mother-son. It is the male child, since the number three, according to Western tradition, is uneven and, as a prime number, a genuine male number. In this tradition, the male child is seen first in terms of male fertility.

According to Jung, the number three is connected to the diabolical.

The den of craving in alchemy is depicted by a three-headed snake.

The three-headed snake in mythology is always Satan. Also, according to Jung, three belongs to the young; and in ancient China and the Greek patriarchy, it points to masculine attributes and their function.

On the other hand, Three as a feminine number is part of the tradition in the area of the Mediterranean, through the veneration of Mary in Catholicism and the rediscovery of the matriarchy. Also, Goethe’s play Faust, Part II, ends with a prayer to the great goddess appearing threefold: “Virgin, Mother, Queen.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Reciting the Torah but not recognizing what it is in a dream means that one may become a fatalist.

To own a copy of the Torah for a king or ruler in a dream means that he will conquer a land or make peace with its people on his terms.

If he is learned in real life, it means that either his knowledge will increase or that he will invent what is not ordained, or he may tend to lean toward jovial company. Seeing the Torah in a dream also means finding what is lost, welcoming a long awaited traveller, or it could represent someone who follows the Jewish faith. As for an unmarried person, owning a Torah in a dream means getting married to a woman from a different religion, or it could mean marrying a woman without her parents’ consent. Seeing the Torah in a dream also may mean extensive travels. Ifone’s wife is pregnant, it means that she will bear a child who resembles his father.

If one’s wife is pregnant, and if he sees himself holding the Torah in a dream, it means that she will beget a daughter, for the gender of the word Torah is feminine. It also means that he will mix with evil companions. Similar interpretations are given to carrying other scriptures.

To see the Torah, or the Evangel, or the Gospel in a dream is as though one has seen God’s Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, because his name (uwbp) is mentioned in all three of them. It could also mean betrayal, negating a covenant, or desiring what is shoddy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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

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1- When an image connected with torture appears in a dream, often we are trying to come to terms with a great hurt. This does not need to be on a physical level indeed, it hardly ever is. It is more likely to be emotional or mental pain.

2- If wc are being tortured we need to look at the other images in the dream to discover what significance this will have in everyday life. It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realising it.

3- Spiritual torture can be a conflict between right and wrong It can also be a matter of choices between two courses of action. Often the idea of such torture for the Greater Good is part of the process of growth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: When an image connected with torture appears in a dream, often we are trying to come to terms with a great hurt. This does not need to be on a physical level – indeed, it hardly ever is. It is more likely to be emotional or mental pain.

If we are unable to deal with the hurt, the dream may escalate into one of torment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In ordinary everyday terms, a totem pole in dreams will signify a standard or representation of ethics. It suggests a hierarchy of importance that may or may not have seemed significant to us thus far.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- A tourist in a dream is someone who does not know his way around.

If we are the tourist then we need to look at that aspect within ourselves.

If someone else is the tourist then we need to be aware of what help we can give other people.

2- To play the tourist in a dream is to be aware of the fact that we have the necessary information to do what we want, but that we arc choosing not to.

3- The tourist in a dream in spiritual terms represents the hermit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The tourist in a dream in spiritual terms represents the hermit or wanderer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

Freedom, especially in regard to instinctive drives.

Freudian: An emblem of the male penis, primarily when combined with tunnel imagery.

Similar to other vehicles in terms of movement and transitions (see Bus, Car, Horse).

Each car of the train may represent aspects of yourself, including hidden talents, knowledge, fears, hopes, and memories. So, exploring the train symbolizes introspection and integration of some of these portions.

For example, searching the caboose may symbolize routing out your feelings about death or endings.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. The ability to adapt to society or life’s demands (ve­hicle transmission; note the condition of transmission and abil­ity to “shift gears”).

2. The ability to communicate in general terms, broadcast self-image and intent.

3. A message is attempt­ing to pass from one level of consciousness to the next. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of lush green trees symbolizes new beginnings, development, and desires. It is also indicative of your uniqueness and maturity.

To dream that you are climbing a tree signifies that you will accomplish your professional goals and become a member of the higher echelon of society.

The degree of difficulty that you experienced when climbing the tree is commensurate with the speed of achieving these goals.

To dream that you cut down a tree signifies that you are foolishly pursuing things that are a waste of your resources.

To see a falling tree in your dream means that you are not on the correct path in terms of going after your dream.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually any group of three – e.G. Triplets or a musical trio – appearing in dreams symbolizes the divine trinity. Events or situations should be looked at carefully in terms of physical wants, emotional needs and spiritual requirements, then there can be the development of spiritual stability. Negative energy challenged three times is banished.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms, when there are three similar articles in dreams, they represent body, mind and spirit.

If one of the three is different to the others, what is different will give information that we require to help us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Three in Numbers

3- Spiritually triplets appearing in dreams suggest that events or situations should be looked at carefully in terms of physical wants, emotional needs and spiritual requirements. Then there would be development of spiritual stability.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Abundance is in the offing, often in terms of family life.

2. Taking things seriously (as in “talking turkey”).

3. Not taking things seriously, playing the fool. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: In mundane terms to turn a project round is to make it viable.

The image of turning a lever or wheel may symbolize this in dreams. We make it work.

To be turning our cupboards or draws is an attempt to clarify our ideas.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an ugly person or object signifies that you are grappling you’re your shadow. This dream is helping you to come to terms with and embrace all aspects of yourself, especially those aspects that you deem unflattering, unlovable, and unappealing. Keep in mind that there is a virtue, gift and blessing in even that which appears to be ugly. See Integration Dreams and Shadow.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Just as Alice dreamt of falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland’, so we all have opportunities to explore our own hidden depths through dreams. We cannot usually access the unconscious in waking life, and to dream of being underground will often allow us to come to terms with that side in a very easy way.

2- To be on the underground or subway usually signifies the journeys we are prepared (or forced) to take towards understanding who we are.

3- T he subconscious or the unconscious is often perceived in dreams as a cave or place underground.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Material aspects: Just as alice dreamt of falling down the rabbit hole in alice in wonderland, so we all have opportunities to explore our own hidden depths through dreams. We cannot usually access the unconscious in waking life, unless we practise some form of meditation or other technique, and to dream of being underground will often allow us to come to terms with the unconscious in a very easy way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Almost every culture has a concept of the underworld, a place we go to after death. Dreams of the underworld, hades or hell are thought to help us come to terms with the illusions we have developed on the physical plane of existence and to prepare us ultimately to cope with death.

The underworld or afterlife was once thought to be a place that was full of terrifying monsters and dangerous animals, which had to be traversed before one was free of karma.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Any dream of a descent into an underworld signifies a journey into the unconscious and a way of coming to terms with inappropriate emotions or actions. Possibly the best known such journey is that of persephone when she was captured by hades or pluto and thus became queen of the underworld.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of being unfaithful signify that you are grappling with you’re your ability to trust yourself or not. You are coming to terms with your opportunistic tendencies, and fears of intimacy and/or commitment. You may be venting out and releasing feelings of grief, guilt and shame about past transgressions.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The hidden or the occult in spiritual terms remains both unknown and unknowable unless we have the courage to face it. This we can often do through dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Fears of death and dying are often translated in dreams as entering into a valley – the so-called valley of death.

The less fear we have over dying the easier our transition, which is symbolized by the valley, will be. In spiritual terms it is simply recognizing that death is inevitable for all of us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Venting dreams represent your subconscious mind’s attempt to assist you with the process of cleaning out the old in order to make room for the new. You may be playing out a a frightening or anxiety provoking scenario in order to come to terms with how you would handle it, or to conquer it. Venting dreams usually occur as nightmares or frightmares, anxiety dreams that leave you feeling shaken up. Venting dreams are showing you what we are ready to release. See Types of Dreams (Introduction).... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In dream terms a spiritual veto – the right to forbid an action – can be experienced in many ways: a straightforward refusal, a withdrawal of approval or a definite denial of rights.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In emotional terms a veto happens in dreams when we have a strongly felt reason for not agreeing to a particular course of action. Sometimes it is not until the dream action occurs that we realize the strength of our feeling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms by volunteering for something we are promising to make a commitment – apparently an anomaly, since we are promising to make a promise.

To volunteer, however, requires dedication (setting aside) of what resources we have.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The scavenger of the bird tribe, the vulture teaches us to honor death as pan of a natural cycle of life.

The vulture picks the meat down to the bone to reveal the power in having examined something down to its internal stnicture or the bare bones.

A vulture may come to liberate you from the fear of death and, in shamanistic terms, to reduce the personality to its original structure.

The vulture also signifies respect for all the dead who have passed on to other levels of evolution.

The appearance of a vulture in a dream may be a response to someone who is taking advantage of what another has accomplished. (See Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Packing

1- In dreams our need for security can become more noticeable than we allow it to be in ordinary, every- day life. Because wadding is normally a protective material, we mav need to bccomc aware that we should take action to protect ourselves rather than defend ourselves.

2- Sometimes bodily changes can be reflected in the images that we produce in dreams. Wadding can represent a fear of getting fat or becoming ungainly.

3- Wadding in spiritual and psychic terms suggests security. It is an image which arises when we are looking for security.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Wadding, in spiritual and psychic terms, suggests security. It is an image that often arises when we are looking for protection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about a war or a battle suggests that the dreamer has internal conflict. One part of personality or psyche may be battling with another for control and the dream reflects this internal war. Another reason for dreaming about war is that you may be faced with a situation that requires you to be aggressive or assertive and to come to terms with opposition. War veterans and others who have experienced war first hand may, from time to time, have such dreams based on memory and trauma.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Water is usually taken in dreams to symbolise all that is emotional and feminine. It is a mvstcrious substance, given that it has the ability to (low through, over and round objects. It has the quality of being able to wear away anything which gets in its way. Water can also stand for the dreamer’s potential and his ability to create a new life in response to his own inner urgings.

2- Water also represents cleansing, being able to wash away the contamination that we may experience in everyday life. In baptism, water is a cleanser of previously held ‘sins’, often also those inherited from the family. Entering water suggests beginning something new. Deep water signifies either being out of depth, or entering our own subconscious.

3- Spiritual rebirth The Life-force.

Water appears so often in dreams as an image, with so many different meanings, that it is possible only to suggest sonic probable ones. Thus, being immersed in water can suggest pregnancy and birth. Flowing water signifies peace and comfort, while rushing water can indicate passion. Deep water suggests the unconscious, while shallow water represents a lack of essential energy. Going down into water indicates a need to renew one’s strength, to go back to the beginning, while coming up out of the water suggests a fresh start.

To be on the water (as in a boat) can represent indecision or a lack of emotional commitment, while to be in the water but not moving can suggest inertia. Other images associated with water are:

Bathing suggests purification.

Canals svmbolise the birth process.

Dams, islands and other obstacles are conscious attempts to control the force of the water, and therefore our emotions. Diving represents going down into the unconscious, or perhaps trying to find the parts of ourselves which we have suppressed. Drowning highlights our ability to push things into the unconscious only to have them emerge as a force which can overcome us. Floods represent the chaotic side of us, which is usually uncontrollable. This side requires attention when it wells up and threatens to overwhelm us.

Fountains suggest womanhood, and particularly the Great Mother (see Introduction).

Lake

A lake, like a pool, can signify a stage of transition between the conscious and the spiritual Self. When come upon unexpectedly it can give us the opportunity to appreciate and understand ourselves.

To be reflected in a pool indicates the dreamer needs to conic to terms with the Shadow (see Introduction). We must learn to acccpt that there will be a part of ourselves that we do not like very much but, when harnessed, it can give much energy for change. Rivers or streams always represent the dreamer’s life and the way that he is living it. It will depend on the dreamer’s attitude as to whether he see his life as a large river or a small stream.

If the river is rushing by we may feel that life is moving loo quickly for us.

If we can sec the sea as well as the river, we may be aware that a great change must occur or that attention musl be paid to the unconscious within.

If the river is very deep we should perhaps be paying attention to the rest of the world, and how we relate to it. Crossing a river indicates great changes.

If the river causes fear we are perhaps creating an unnecessary difficulty for ourselves.

If the water in the river appears to be contaminated we are not doing the best we can for ourselves.

Sea or ocean The sea very often represents cosmic consciousness, that is, the original chaotic state from which all life emerges. Inherent in that state is all knowledge i.e. completedness, although that may be obscured by our fear of the depths. We do not fear that which we understand.

A shallow sea suggests superficial emotion.

The waves in the sea represent emotion and lust.

A calm sea suggests a peaceful existence, while a stormy sea signifies passion, either negative or positive.

To be conscious of the rise and fall of the tides is to be conscious both of the passage of time and of the rise and fall of our own emotions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Water symbolizes our emotions under all sorts of different circumstances so images associated with it are very evocative. Below are some such representations: bathing suggests purification. Canals symbolize the birth process. Dams, islands and other obstacles are conscious attempts to control the force of the water, and, therefore, our emotions. Diving represents going down into the unconscious, or perhaps trying to find the parts of ourselves that we have suppressed. Drowning highlights our ability to push things into the unconscious, only to have them emerge as a force that can overcome us. Floods represent the chaotic side of us, which is usually uncontrollable. This side requires attention when it wells up and threatens to overwhelm us. Fountains suggest womanhood, and particularly the great mother.

A lake, like a pool, can signify a stage of transition between the conscious and the spiritual self. When come upon unexpectedly it can give us the opportunity to appreciate and understand ourselves.

To be reflected in a pool indicates we need to come to terms with the shadow. We must learn to accept that there will be a part of ourselves that we do not like very much but, when harnessed, it can give much energy for change. Overflows and overflowing can signify an excess of energy, often emotion that is too much to be contained. Rivers or streams always represent our lives and the way that we live them. It will depend on our attitude as to whether we see our life as a large river or a small stream.

If the river is rushing by we may feel that life is moving too quickly for us.

If we can see the sea as well as the river, we may be aware that a great change needs to occur or that attention must be paid to the unconscious within. Crossing a river indicates great changes.

If the river is very deep we should perhaps be paying attention to the way we relate to the rest of the world.

If the river is frightening we are perhaps creating an unnecessary difficulty for ourselves.

If the water in the river appears to be contaminated we are not doing the best we can for ourselves. Seas or oceans very often represent cosmic consciousness – that is, the original chaotic state from which all life emerges. Inherent in that state is all knowledge – i.E. Completeness – although that may be obscured by our fear of deep emotion; we do not fear that which we understand.

A shallow sea suggests superficial emotion.

The waves in the sea represent strong emotion and passion.

A calm sea suggests a peaceful existence, while a stormy one signifies passion, either negative or positive.

To be conscious of the rise and fall of the tides is to be conscious both of the passage of time and of the rise and fall of our own emotions. Waterfalls symbolize any emotion that reaches the stage where it must ‘spill over’ in order to become manageable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The west in spiritual terms, from ancient times has suggested autumn, a time for harvesting.

The archangel is gabriel, keeper of wisdom. Consulting the entries for colour, elements, harvest and water will provide additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening our safety. Such a dream may be a way of helping us understand and highlight particular anxieties. Dreaming of domesticating wild animals shows that we may have come to terms with our wilder, more unrestrained side.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The wilderness in dreams refers to the place where wild emotions and uncontrolled urges and drives reign, and suggests coming to terms with them.

The wilderness, in addition to the so-called jungle characteristics, may also indicate a desert, meaning unproductive or unused talents within the Self.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

An attempt to bring order into one’s affairs, gaining perspective about life already lived. Fear of death. Hoping for wealth without working for it. Coming to terms with a legacy, often in the sense of the dreamer’s own past, talents, and abilities.

The search for meaning.

A desire for productivity and fulfillment, particularly after one period in life has come to an end.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

A dream about a will reflects that you are coming to terms with your mortality and are contemplating the value you feel that your life has, your sense of -worth, and the contribution/difference you feel that you have made with your gifts and talents to the people in your life. This dream could also be a literal message to put your affairs in order, to tie up your loose ends, and consider the legacy you will leave behind.

If you dream of being the beneficiary in someone’s will, then see Inheritance.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms a winner is someone who has overcome their own fears and doubts to ‘win through’ to their own personal excellence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms we may dream of witches when we do not fully understand the use of personal power. Dreaming of warts, which are often associated with witches, links with that part of ourselves which remains superstitious and afraid of an energy we have not fully comprehended.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In dreams a woman will recognize the appearance of the witch as the opportunity to come to terms with the sacred duty she has to pass on her knowledge.

A man may use the appearance of the witch to overcome his fears of the powerful woman.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

A role model, in terms of hard work, to be emulated. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The Y is said to represent the human form with outstretched arms. It is reaching towards spirituality.

2- In Spiritual terms, the Y represents duality becoming unity.

3- Spiritual searching.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

One is considering coming to terms with people who have common interests (meeting of stalin, roosevelt and churchill at yalta). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual terms the yob, as in the uncontrolled and uncontrollable youth, signifies a quality of waywardness seen in gods such as loki and mercury. It is an untamed part of the psyche.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Circle, Numbers)

The beginning of something, as occurs with a countdown. It is worthy to note here that the Fool card in the Tarot, representing the beginning of the spiritual adventure, is numbered zero.

Feeling worthless, or realizing that your ambitions lack merit in terms of personal growth and maturity.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The seven steps or stages up to the entrance into the secret chamber at the top of the ziggurat, leading where union took place, correspond to the different stages of awareness in eastern religions known as chakras. So to find ourselves in dreams at, say, the fourth step or stage would signify the need to come to terms with our ability to love and be loved.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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