Unable To | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Unable

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dreaming of difficulties in communicating suggests something needs to be said or you need to understand the messages you are receiving.

• It can also indicate feelings of isolation and being left out. Do you feel unable to express yourself? Are you being heard? Are you failing to get your message across? • Communication dreams are also a way for your dreaming mind to communicate a relevant message to you so pay attention to what you hear or see written down in these types of dreams.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

To be trapped in a dream suggests you feel trapped by your current circumstances. It means you feel unable to see a way of escaping your current problems.

• It reflects feelings of frustration perhaps due to being trapped in your job or a difficult relationship.

• If you are trapping something in a dream be aware of holding onto things too tightly.

• Sometimes dreams of being trapped relate to the paralysis mechanism that affects the large muscle groups during dream sleep to stop us acting out our dreams.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To visit an academy in your dreams, denotes that you will regret opportunities that you have let pass through sheer idleness and indifference.

To think you own, or are an inmate of one, you will find that you are to meet easy defeat of aspirations. You will take on knowledge, but be unable to rightly assimilate and apply it.

For a young woman or any person to return to an academy after having finished there, signifies that demands will be made which the dreamer may find himself or her self unable to meet. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Using it to increase the speed of a car (or any other vehicle) indicates that you will achieve your objectives through your own efforts. If, in your dream the accelerator jammed or you were unable to control it, it is a warning to beware of a habit which could turn into a vice if you’re not careful.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: 4I was standing in a hospital corridor looking through a glass partition. I could see a man having what I thought was a heart attack. Nurses and doctors came rushing to him and he was vomiting blood. I was on holiday in Canada at the time, staying in a hotel. I thought this dream was a bad omen and wouldn’t leave my bedroom for ages. But this was five years ago’ (Mrs F).

The woman in the example was having her hean (feelings) massively attacked by anxiety, so much so she is laid low (unable to go out of the room and lead a normal life). Many people have strong feelings of anxi­ety about any dream which shows them having an accident or being injured.

If we could have a record of every dream each person had, we would see that everyone dreams of being in­jured, murdered, killed, again and again. Because these are common themes, some dreams are going to coincide with an actual accident or plane crash. Many dreams in the files are attempts on the part of the dreamer to link the dream with a later event. But such dreams are about psychological injury or anxiety. General: anxiety, self punishment or introverted ag­gression.

An accident to someone else: could be hidden ag­gression. Idioms : accidentally on purpose; chapter of acci­dents. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Mystic Dream Book

To watch other people performing clever gymnastic feats is a dream of contrary; be careful or an accident will befall you. Do not take long journeys for seven days after such a dream.

If the Acrobat in your dream has an accident, or is unable to perform the attempted feat, then you will escape the full results of the peril that is hanging over you. ... Mystic Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

This is indicative of a problem you have been unable to solve, or unwilling to face up to, and is a straightforward obstacle dream.

If you reached land safely, you will overcome your dilemma, but if you fell out of the boat or were upset by rough weather, it is a warning of serious difficulty due to indecision.

If you were rescued in your dream, or managed to swim to safety, success will follow hardship. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are affrighted, foretells that you will sustain an injury through an accident. See Agony. {unable to tie this note to the text???} To see others affrighted, brings you close to misery and distressing scenes. Dreams of this nature are frequently caused by nervous and feverish conditions, either from malaria or excitement. When such is the case, the dreamer is warned to take immediate steps to remove the cause. Such dreams or reveries only occur when sleep is disturbed. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

Unable to cope. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Sensitivity to a particular situation.

2. Unable to do something. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see amber in your dream represents an aspect of your life that you are unwilling or unable to change.

A matter that once caused you great excitement and interest is no longer present. It may also mean that an item or person from your childhood or youth may influence your new life. In addition, amber symbolizes ancient perceptions and beliefs.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Anger in a dream can often represent other passionate emotions. We arc struggling with the right to express that which is distressing us. We probably are unable to express emotion appropriately in waking life, but can do so in dreams.

2- We can give ourselves permission to feci passion, which could be sexual or otherwise. Often the way we express emotion in dreams can give us information as to appropriate behaviour in everyday life.

3- We are suffering divine displeasure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Anger in a dream can often represent other passionate emotions. Aggression (an unprovoked attack) can be perceived as an extreme form of anger. We are struggling with the right to express that which is distressing us. We probably are unable to express emotion appropriately in waking life, but can do so in dreams. Annoyance is a mild form of anger which is a reaction to a perceived threat. It reflects our feeling that we are being denied what is ours by necessity or by right. Consult the entry for argue / arguments.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The female within the male, shown as a woman in a man’s dream. Physically a man is predominantly male, but also has nipples and produces some female hormones. Psy­chologically, we may only express pan of our potential in everyday life. In a man, the more feeling and caring side may be given little expression. Apart from this, some functions, such as intuition and unconscious creativity, may also be held in latency. These secondary or latent characteristics are de­picted by the female in male dreams. In general we can say the woman represents the man’s emotions, his nurturing and caring quality. It also holds in it an expression of his complex of feelings about women, gained as experience mostly from his mother—or lack of mother—but also from a synthesis of all his female contacts. So the whole realm of his experience of the female can be represented by the woman in his dream, and is accessible through the image.

Good relationship with or marrying, the woman: shows the man integrating his own real emotions, sensitivity and intu­ition. This makes him more whole, balancing his exterior male qualities. It also shows the man meeting his experience of his mother in a healing way. This enables the man to have a realistic relationship with an actual woman. It also brings a sense of connectedness between his conscious self and what he senses as Life or, as Buckminster Fuller calls it. Universe. See Great Mother in this entry.

To be in conflict with the woman, or unable to make real physical and pleasurable contact with her: suggests difficulty in meeting what may have been a painful or threatening expe­rience of mother. This can lead to becoming an intellectual but emotionally barren man. Or being possessed in a negative way by the female traits, becoming emotionally unstable, opinionated and illogical. Actual relations with women will be difficult. Actual emotional or intimate merging with a woman is threatening because it bnngs the man close to the pain or fear connected with mother. Sex may be possible but not close feeling union. See woman. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about Armageddon indicates that you are suffering from depression. You are unable to manage important aspects of your life. This dream may be the result of deep turmoil and inner conflict.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To see the army in your dream, symbolizes you may feel outnumbered or pressured and unable to deal in a situation.

If you dream that you join the army, you feel strong, like no one is any match for you. Also see “Boot Camp.”... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Research shows that the content of most dreams is more frequently unpleasant than pleasant. Most people have experienced violent dreams or dreams in which they are being attacked.

To understand your dream consider all of its details and think about whether you are the attacker or the attackee.

If you are being attacked, then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life.

If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger while expressing negative feelings in such ways that you are unable to do in daily life. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Danger. Research shows that the content of most dreams is more frequently unpleasant than pleasant. Most people have experienced violent dreams or dreams in which they are being attacked.

To understand your dream consider all of its details and think about whether you are the attacker or the attacked.

If you are being attacked, then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life.

If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger while expressing negative feelings in such ways that you are unable to do in daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreaming of a backseat suggests that you could be feeling that you are not quite in control of an aspect of your life. Being stuck in the backseat of a vehicle and unable to change your position indicates that it may be time for some internal inquiry. You may have eagerly handed over control of your life to somebody else, but are now resenting them for it.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Are you the ballerina in your dream? If so, you are indicating a very graceful heart and the ability to find self-discipline in order to conquer a situation in your life you are anticipating with reticence. Dreaming of watching a ballerina indicates that you are seeing a graceful aspect of yourself that you are as yet unaware you possess. Your life is going according to plan so relax and make changes gently as you see fit. Dreaming that you are unable to stop dancing indicates that you may work too hard and expect too much of yourself at times.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Restriction, limitation, or establishing boundaries.

A frequently occurring dream symbol when feeling confined and unable to move forward. Also see Amputation, Cage. Balking at something, holding back. Sign of social force. Taboo.

Difficulty in making social or business contacts.

To have hit a brick wall. Usually points to a challenge.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see bats in your dream represents filth, dishonesty, and inner turmoil. It may also mean that you should turn your back on previous beliefs and attitudes, as they are no longer relevant to the direction your life is heading. It may imply a new beginning. It may also indicate that you need to thoroughly assess an issue before you decide to tackle it.

The dream may also be a play on the word ‘batty,’ which means that you are feeling unstable and unable to control emotions or influences in your life.

To dream of a white bat indicates the pending doom of a loved one.

To dream of a black bat represents a tragic occurrence that will affect you directly.

To see a vampire bat in your dream is a symbol of someone you associate with who is influencing you negatively.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Mystic Dream Book

To dream that you are eating Beef or Mutton, shows that you will remain comfortably well off, but will never be rich. But if you appear to have plenty of food, but are unable to eat it, then you will have to appeal to others to help you.... Mystic Dream Book

My Dream Interpretation

To see a birdcage in your drea, represents a loss of freedom. You feel that you are unable to fully express yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you bisexual, when you are not in your waking life, is a suggestion that you are holding back your needs and desires related to sex. Perhaps you are unable to communicate these needs properly. You may be perplexed or bewildered by your masculinity or femininity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a power outage (a “blackout”) represents your feelings of powerlessness in real life. There is some situation in which you felt unable to do anything.

If you walked a long way in the dark during this dream, there is hope of recovering something that you had given up for lost.

If you managed to get the power turned back on, or if you found your way to the light, you will conquer your obstacles and achieve great success.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A blaze always means uncertainty, insecurity, and that you’re in need of help.

Vision: Seeing a house engulfed in bright flames: a timely change for the better in a certain matter, or you can expect something new to take place.

If the burning house is engulfed in dense smoke, and you are unable to recognize the people around you and their intentions, your own plans and actions have not yet “matured.” If you are setting something ablaze: your fight against fate is futile.

Depth Psychology: Every dream invoking fire needs to be taken seriously, because your emotional energies have—either through internal or external events—become destructive.

The fire might also be a symbol for erotic passions or repressed urges. Sometimes a blaze signals mental problems or an obsession with an idea. Something is “burning” inside you—find out soon what it is.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see your boss in your dream may symbolize the controlling part of your character. Your boss may reflect your own aggressiveness and dominance. This dream is suggesting that you may have problems handling the influences that a person in a superior position holds over you. It may also imply that you are too immersed in your career and you need to focus more on your home life. Dreaming about your boss can also represent your feelings of constraint and inability to express your individuality.

To dream that you are afraid of your boss represents your apprehension and anxiety regarding those in power. You are not in control of your own destiny and you feel unable to change the course of your life. Perhaps this dream is mirroring the association that you have with your boss. This may suggest certain conflicts or matters that must be addressed in your place of employment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Certain things, likely communications issues, need to be “straightened out” (to dream of dental braces).

2. A feeling that something or someone is unable to stand alone, likely a relationship.

3. Feeling possible self-consciousness, image diffi­culties. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Brakes on your vehicle in a dream reflect the ability to stop before proceeding forward. Putting on the brakes may- indicate your hesitation in moving forward in life. Brakes that don’t function may reflect feelings that you are unable to control or reducc the speed at which you arc moving toward your goals. Brakes often wear out from riding them too long, suggesting the need to proceed with your plans.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are panting or breathing rapidly suggests that you are experiencing some anxiety, tension, or fear concerning a new situation in your life.

To dream that you are breathing underwater, represents a retreat back into the womb. You want to return to a state where you were dependent and free from responsibilities. Perhaps you are feeling helpless, or caught up in intense emotions.

A dream of holding your breath represents your stubborn state of mind. You need to be more open to the opinions of others.

If you are unable to breathe in your dream, you may have failure where success seemed sure.

If you dream of someone breathing fire at you, this indicates an attack on your character and the need to defend yourself. You are feeling stressed, vulnerable and mistreated.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a Buddha or a statue of a Buddha means you are afraid of the influence someone has over you, but you are unable to escape it.

A Buddha talking to you means an unexpected joyful event. Praying to a Buddha: you want to tell another person what is in your heart but lack the courage (make sure to do it first thing in the morning!).

Depth Psychology: The image of a Buddha in a dream means you are afraid of how the influence another person has over you affects you. It may also be that you are searching for spiritual or intellectual guidance. See Guru.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person sees himself as being helpless in lifting a necklace and wearing it, it means he is a man of great Islamic learning but unable to act upon it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a cactus is an indication that you feel your personal space is being invaded. You feel unable to breathe and are seeking space and privacy.

The spines of the cactus are the physical representation of this wish. In many cases, you may feel you are in a situation you cannot get out of. Conversely, the cactus may indicate a personal desire to learn to protect yourself.

To dream of a cactus may also be a subconscious reminder that you need to learn to grow as your life changes.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Arabian camel; Bactrian camel; Ride) Riding a camel who is obedient to his master in a dream means solving one’s problem at the hand of a foreigner. Ifan Arab helps resolving one’s problem in the dream, it means that the person in the dream will perform a pilgrimage to God’s House in Mecca. Ifhe dismounts his camel during his journey in a dream, it means that he will be inflicted with a disease that will obstruct his journey. Ifone sees himselfleaping over a camel in a dream, it means distress, a sickness or a growing enmity toward an insolent person.

If one finds himself unable to control his camel in a dream, it means being overcome by a strong opponent. Ifone sees himself holding the reins of a camel and driving it on a paved road in a dream, it means that he will guide a heedless person and lead him on the straight path.

If one takes the camel through a side road in a dream, it means that he will lead such a person into wrongdoing.

If a she-camel leaves one’s house in a dream, it means separation from one’s wife through either a divorce or death.

A camel in a dream also represents prosperity, trials, a tree or women’s holdings.

A tamed camel in a dream represents a learned person. Collecting camel’s fur in a dream means money. (Also see Counting camels; Milk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Finding a can opener may represent that you have discovered an important tool for cpening up someone to your way ol thinking. Difficulty in opening a can may comment on difficulties in discovering the right ingredients to living a fulfilled life, or that you feel frustrated, or that you are unable to open up to someone else. (See Canned food.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream

My Dream Interpretation

If you are unable to breathe in your dream, you may have failure where success seemed sure.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you have fallen and cannot move, you may feel unable to deal with a situation in real life. You could be frustrated that you can’t change anything, or you are having troubles expressing your feelings.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are paralyzed and cannot move, you may feel unable to deal with a situation in real life. You could be frustrated that you can’t change anything, or you are having troubles expressing your feelings.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that have trouble swallowing, indicates that you are holding back your feelings or words. You may feel unable to express your anger, or to say what you really think. Alternatively, your dream may be telling you that you need to swallow your pride.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The time, or the age, or period of development where “anything” goes, where you can be “somebody else.” Merriment and being carefree, but also a warning about pretense.

A dream about carnival points either to the need to stop pretense, to take off your mask (the persona, and show the true Self). Or it could be a message to be more outgoing and have more fun.

The image of the carnival often appears when you feel rigid and cut off from life. Particularly, when, in the dream, you are rejecting the carnival, you are denying your own wild and carefree side. Furthermore, carnival is also always connected to the Fool, a symbol that combines the absurd and the wise, and represents freedom. On the other hand, the fool is also somebody who, in a conventional sense, is unable to organize his everyday activities.

Folklore: Advancement.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are joyfully riding a carousel may suggest a childlike sense of joy and confidence in your parent’s approval of your life choices.

To dream that you are on a carousel and unable stop or slow down so that you may dismount indicates disillusionment about the cycle of life and your place within it. Alternatively, you may be experiencing a lack of control and boredom at the repetitive nature of your waking life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of looking at a clean or nicely decorated ceiling is a happy omen, foretelling protection and a secure life.

If the ceiling was cracked or damaged, the dream is a warning against possible trickery from inside your close circle of friends.

If you rise up to the ceiling in a dream, you are learning a new mental or spiritual perspective.

If you get stuck on the ceiling, you are having trouble breaking through old habits and patterns of thought.

To dream that the ceiling is collapsing, suggests that you high ideals are crashing down on you. Perhaps you are unable to live up to your own high expectations.

To dream of being in a room with a very low ceiling, suggests that you should improve your self-esteem. You do not have enough confidence in your ability to achieve your goals, and are stuck in old ways of thinking that are holding you back from doing better.... My Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

The condition and contents, as well as the odor, govern the significance of this dream.

A wine cellar portends marriage with a person of gambling instincts or ooe in a hazardous occupation.

A cellar well stored with foods, canned foods, fruits or vegetables, is an indication of success in business or love, or both.

A musty cellar indicates disappointment.

Being unable to get out of a cellar foretells that you will find yourself with difficulties of a serious nature.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Unable to “swallow” or accept something given to them... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A tight choker worn around the neck may reveal that you feel choked up and unable to communicate wnat is in your heart.

A choker bnngs the eye of the observer directly to the throat, which is the center for self-expression.

The woman wearing a choker may have a lot to say... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Language of Dreams

Being overloaded with too much information or too many ideas, and consequently unable to integrate them effectively.

Advice from your subconscious to take a break from the potent forces around you before you burn out (see Electricity).

Self-regulation, especially with regard to personal energy. ... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are having a terrific time at a circus implies that you are happy with your position and situation in life.

To dream that you are just at the circus can mean that you are portraying a false image to those around you. You are hiding behind a facade; perhaps afraid to reveal your emotions. Others will deem you to be someone you are not.

To dream that there is chaos at the circus suggests that you are feeling unorganized and unable to manage the various aspects of your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I am packing for a holiday, surrounded by a lovely selection of all sorts of clothes. I am matching outfits, shoes, scarves, handbags. It gives me great pleasure. I am wearing an old navy blue dress which is too shon for me. So shon I feel panic because there will not be enough time to change. I am now on the top deck of a bus. I have one bat­tered suitcase and am wearing the same dress, trying vainly to pull it down over my knees. Suitcase bursts open and it is full of old clothes fit for a jumble sale* (Valerie H). Clothes can mean many things, depending upon dream context. In the example the clothes are feelings of pleasure and confidence, and also discomfort and lack of confidence.

In general they indicate the stance or attitudes we use to meet other people or special situations such as work or dan­ger, protection, such as might be given by our feelings of reserve, shyness, anxiety or aggressiveness in fending off sex­ual or other advances, clothes depict self respect and how we see ourselves in society—the difference between what we want and what we feel others want of us; our clothes, espe­cially when we consider their colour, can also express our emotional condition and moods. Constance Newland gives the example of dressing in violet symbolising being inviolate sexually. Overdressed , unable to get clothes off: too cautious in relationships, difficulty in changing attitudes or self image; self protectiveness; avoiding intimacy.

Naked or see-through clothes: example: ‘I am at the doc­tor’s being examined. It is always the same. I have all my clothes off and he examines me from the roots of my hair down to my toenails. I am just at the point where I am going to ask him for his diagnosis when he fades away’ (Miss L). Desire to be attractive and noticed, as in the example, where Miss L is enjoying an acceptable form of intimacy; being open about what you really feel; fear of other people seeing what you really feel, think and desire; anxiety about not being ade­quate socially, lacking ability to conform to social norm. See nude. Ragged or inappropriate clothes: feelings of inadequacy depressed feelings; rebellion against authority or society. Ar­mour, protective clothing : defences against internal anxieties, past hurts and external intimacy. Other people’s clothes: the social attitudes and responses we have adopted from others. Children’s, teenage clothes in adult’s dream: youthful or im­mature attitudes or behaviour. Undressing: revealing one’s real character; move towards intimacy. Dirty, untidy clothes: difficult or grubby feelings; one’s inner condition, such as an untidy mind, or grubby feeling values. Worn out or old clothes: attitudes ready to be left behind; old habits no longer useful; feeling worn out, old or tired. Tight clothes: being too restricted in attitude; being tight emotionally. New clothes: change in attitudes; new feeling about self. Someone else’s clothes: could be feelings from that person; their attitudes, memories. Man in woman’s clothes: unacceptability of male role, with its connection with breadwinning, aggression, being cannon fodder in war, homosexual tendency; desire for mother. Woman in male clothes: unacceptability of female role, motherhood, housewife; lesbian tendency; desire for fa­ther figure. Clothing inappropnate to dream surroundings: at­titudes or behaviour inappropriate to one’s situation. Chang­ing clothes: altering one’s mode of behaviour, role or mood. Idioms: dress to kill; dress up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing or eating cole slaw, suggests that you need to express your feelings more, in order to be happier. You may run into quarrels with family members if you are unable to speak your feelings in a mature way.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a collision, you will meet with an accident of a serious type and disappointments in business.

For a young woman to see a collision, denotes she will be unable to decide between lovers, and will be the cause of wrangles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Unable to communicate while in a state of helplessness, spiritual or physical... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of living in a concentration camp implies that you prefer that situations remain constant. You are unable to acknowledge disparity and inconsistency. You need to understand that everyone, including yourself, is different and has the right to their opinions and beliefs.

If you actually lived in a concentration camp, the dream may represent feelings associated with this experience.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Unable to get emotional relief from the problems one has mentally digested; see “bowels”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A work contract denotes a commitment of our working life.

A contract to buy signifies a long-term commitment, whereas an unsigned contract suggests that we are unable to make any commitment at this stage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To see a convict in your dream indicates that an aspect of yourself is unable to freely express itself.

If you dreamed that you were a convict, some situation or relationship is making you feel restricted. You may be experiencing a loss of freedom in some area of your life. Alternatively, the dream may represent feelings of shame and guilt - and the message is, stop punishing yourself!... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are in a corner indicates that you feel unable to manage the different aspects of your life. You are confused and unsure of what to do next. Perhaps you feel as if you have no options or alternatives.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of cross roads, denotes you will be unable to hold some former favorable opportunity for reaching your desires.

If you are undecided which one to take, you are likely to let unimportant matters irritate you in a distressing manner. You will be better favored by fortune if you decide on your route. It may be after this dream you will have some important matter of business or love to decide. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A change, but often with much vulnerability; an obstacle, usually of a feeling nature, to overcome. Maybe fear or uncertainty causes us to be unable to make the change, so we dream of a bridge giving way. Such changes often are to do with major life junctures, such as from youth to adulthood, prepuberty to adolescence, single to married, young to middle age. Sometimes it can be a trial or test such as initiation. Crossing a river or chasm: feelings about death. See bridge; river; road; individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Feeling crowded out; public opinion; one’s feelings about people in general. Lost in a crowd: feeling without per­sonal direction; confusion on meeting many opinions; desire not to stand out. Attacked by crowd: fear of public opinion; feeling one’s own angry urges as threatening. Talking to, lead­ing, or pan of crowd at a central event: an impulse or idea which unifies many pans of one’s own nature—as the many aspects of our own being, such as visual impressions, sensual­ity, thoughts, musical sense, religious feelings, sexual drive, intuition, fear, ambition, hunger, our desire for acclaim, the sadist in us and so on, constitute a crowd. How we relate to the crowd: suggests our relationship with our own inner com­munity and the external public. Being unable to tolerate pans of ourselves leads to intolerance towards other people with those traits. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Emotions being released. In our dreams we experience a variety of emotions. Crying in the dream state generally has the same meaning as crying in daily life. It is a release of negative emotion, frustration, or fear. On the other hand, you could be experiencing the tears of joy. Due to repression or denial, sometimes people are unable to express their feelings. In the dream state some of our defense mechanisms may relax and an emotional release occurs. Some emotional dreams may be compensatory in nature. Thus, if you never cry in daily life, you may cry in your dreams.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Alley, Corner, Highway, Path)

A futile path, which, if pursued, will only result in wasted energy.

Feeling trapped and unable to move. As such, an alternative type of cage emblem that offers at least one way out, namely, the way by which you came.... The Language of Dreams

Encyclopedia of Dreams

For years in our family it has meant that someone in the family would soon be wed and the wedding would be beautiful. In some circles it means a birth, the opposite of death.

To be unable to identify the dead person means a windfall of money for you, To talk to a dead relative is a sign of great good luck.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Being unable to pay a debt suggests that we have run out of emotional or mental resources. Paying off a debt suggests that we have fulfilled our obligations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Often when we are unable to make a decision in waking life, dreams provide us with an answer to our dilemma by presenting answers in symbolic form and allowing us to observe the effect of our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Emotional wounds that may lead to insecurity and fear. You are unable to evolve fully and have lost your balance. You are longing for your own needs to be fully revealed, and that would again make you beautiful. See Invalid, Cripple. This dream symbol may indicate fear of failure. It may also indicate that a possible failure (being deformed) can be prevented.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person dreams that he wants to dig a well but is unable to do so it means he will need to toil very hard for his livelihood but will earn very little.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Accident, Lightning, Stor??is)

Warning or fear of danger. Alternatively, consternation over your ability to survive upheavals.

Avalanche: Feeling trapped, frozen, or unable to act. Or, an overwhelmingly heavy burden that you feel was thrust upon you unwillingly (see Ice, Snow).

Cave in: Tlie crumbling of foundations or an insecure position. Also a type of burial dream.

Earthquake: Something is shaking your foundations, potentially to the core of what you regard as truth. Alternatively, breaking up with, or away from, a person, organization, job, or situation.

Flood: Feeling swept away by uncontrolled emotions or overpowering circumstances. Alternatively, a thorough cleansing before a new start (see Water).

Hurricane or tornado: An alternative symbol of the air element, which relates to the mind, voice, or breath. In this case, however, the element is destructive, probably revealing ill-health or an overly active conscious mind that does not allow the intuitive self through.

If related specifically to speech, this symbolizes an individual whose loudmouthed nature destrovs much of what it contacts.

Landslide: Backward movement or retreat. Returning to old thought forms and behavior patterns.

Oil spill: A renewed awareness of personal responsibility toward nature. Alternatively, a defiled trust, the adulteration of an ideal, or a slipperv situation.

Volcano: These are Earth’s cauldrons that stir up your temper or other hot feelings that have already been building to the point of violent eruptions (see Fire). Find a safe outlet before someone gets hurt.

If the volcano exhibits a slow lava flow, this represents a gradual venting of emotions.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

A dream of standing on a diving board, symbolizes a serious temptation or ordeal with which you are or will soon be faced.

If you were unable to jump, you are not yet ready to deal with your feelings about a situation. You are repressing strong emotions.... My Dream Interpretation

About Dream Interpretation

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter. The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us. A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general. In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‘one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm’), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2] As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction. The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated. To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be in certain respects, no real progress in a definite direction is as yet discernible. No real foundation of verified results has hitherto been established on which future investigators might continue to build. Every new author approaches the same problems afresh, and from the very beginning.

If I were to enumerate such authors in chronological order, giving a survey of the opinions which each has held concerning the problems of the dream, I should be quite unable to draw a clear and complete picture of the present state of our knowledge on the subject. I have therefore preferred to base my method of treatment on themes rather than on authors, and in attempting the solution of each problem of the dream, I shall cite the material found in the literature of the subject. But as I have not succeeded in mastering the whole of this literature -- for it is widely dispersed and interwoven with the literature of other subjects -- I must ask my readers to rest content with my survey as it stands, provided that no fundamental fact or important point of view has been overlooked. In a supplement to a later German edition, the author adds: I shall have to justify myself for not extending my summary of the literature of dream problems to cover the period between first appearance of this book and the publication of the second edition. This justification may not seem very satisfactory to the reader; none the less, to me it was decisive.

The motives which induced me to summarise the treatment of dreams in the literature of the subject have been exhausted by the foregoing introduction; to have continued this would have cost me a great deal of effort and would not have been particularly useful or instructive.

For the interval in question -- a period of nine years -- has yielded nothing new or valuable as regards the conception of dreams, either in actual material or in novel points of view. In most of the literature which has appeared since the publication of my own work, the latter has not been mentioned or discussed; it has, of course, received the least attention from the so-called ‘research workers on dreams’, who have thus afforded a brilliant example of the aversion to learning anything new so characteristic of the scientist. ‘Les savants ne sont pas curieux’, said the scoffer, Anatole France.

If there were such a thing in science as the right of revenge, I, in my turn, should be justified in ignoring the literature which has appeared since the publication of this book.

The few reviews which have appeared in the scientific journals are so full of misconceptions and lack of comprehension that my only possible answer to my critics would be a request that they should read this book over again -- or perhaps merely that they should read it! And in a supplement to the fourth German edition which appeared in 1914, a year after I published the first English translation of this work, he writes: Since then, the state of affairs has certainly undergone a change; my contribution to the ‘interpretation of dreams’ is no longer ignored in the literature of the subject. But the new situation makes it even more impossible to continue the foregoing summary.

The Interpretation of Dreams has evoked a whole series of new contentions and problems, which have been expounded by the authors in the most varied fashions. But I cannot discuss these works until I have developed the theories to which their authors have referred. Whatever has appeared to me as valuable in this recent literature, I have accordingly reviewed in the course of the following exposition.... About Dream Interpretation

About Dream Interpretation

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems

I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter. The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us. A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general. In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‰_÷one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm‰_ª), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2] As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction. The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated. To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be in certain respects, no real progress in a definite direction is as yet discernible. No real foundation of verified results has hitherto been established on which future investigators might continue to build. Every new author approaches the same problems afresh, and from the very beginning.

If I were to enumerate such authors in chronological order, giving a survey of the opinions which each has held concerning the problems of the dream, I should be quite unable to draw a clear and complete picture of the present state of our knowledge on the subject. I have therefore preferred to base my method of treatment on themes rather than on authors, and in attempting the solution of each problem of the dream, I shall cite the material found in the literature of the subject. But as I have not succeeded in mastering the whole of this literature -- for it is widely dispersed and interwoven with the literature of other subjects -- I must ask my readers to rest content with my survey as it stands, provided that no fundamental fact or important point of view has been overlooked. In a supplement to a later German edition, the author adds: I shall have to justify myself for not extending my summary of the literature of dream problems to cover the period between first appearance of this book and the publication of the second edition. This justification may not seem very satisfactory to the reader; none the less, to me it was decisive.

The motives which induced me to summarise the treatment of dreams in the literature of the subject have been exhausted by the foregoing introduction; to have continued this would have cost me a great deal of effort and would not have been particularly useful or instructive.

For the interval in question -- a period of nine years -- has yielded nothing new or valuable as regards the conception of dreams, either in actual material or in novel points of view. In most of the literature which has appeared since the publication of my own work, the latter has not been mentioned or discussed; it has, of course, received the least attention from the so-called ‰_÷research workers on dreams‰_ª, who have thus afforded a brilliant example of the aversion to learning anything new so characteristic of the scientist. ‰_÷Les savants ne sont pas curieux‰_ª, said the scoffer, Anatole France.

If there were such a thing in science as the right of revenge, I, in my turn, should be justified in ignoring the literature which has appeared since the publication of this book.

The few reviews which have appeared in the scientific journals are so full of misconceptions and lack of comprehension that my only possible answer to my critics would be a request that they should read this book over again -- or perhaps merely that they should read it! And in a supplement to the fourth German edition which appeared in 1914, a year after I published the first English translation of this work, he writes: Since then, the state of affairs has certainly undergone a change; my contribution to the ‰_÷interpretation of dreams‰_ª is no longer ignored in the literature of the subject. But the new situation makes it even more impossible to continue the foregoing summary.

The Interpretation of Dreams has evoked a whole series of new contentions and problems, which have been expounded by the authors in the most varied fashions. But I cannot discuss these works until I have developed the theories to which their authors have referred. Whatever has appeared to me as valuable in this recent literature, I have accordingly reviewed in the course of the following exposition.... About Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A door in a dream represents the guardian of the house.

An open doors in a dream represents a source of income.

The door of a house also represents the wife.

If the appearance of one’s door looks different from reality in a dream, it means changes in one’s life.

If it is broken or burned in the dream, it means difficulties for the resident guardian of that house.

If one sees a small door within the main entrance door in the dream, it means that he will infringe on the privacy of others bedroom. It also means that one’s wife may have a secret affair, or that a betrayal may be uncovered in one’s house.

If one sees lions jumping at his door in a dream, it means that insolent people will pursue his wife.

If one sees himself seeking a door which he couldn’t find in a dream, it means indecision. Entering a house from its main door means triumph against one’s opposition.

If the door of one’s house opens to the street in a dream, it means that what one earns will be of benefit to strangers rather than to his own household.

The disappearing of a door in a dream means death of the head of that household. Passing through a small door into an open space means relief from difficulties.

If one sees himself leaving his house from the main door into a spacious green garden in a dream, it means entering the realms of the hereafter.

If one sees two ringlets or door knockers hanging at his door in a dream, it means indebtedness to two people who are demanding to be paid.

If one sees fire burning his door in a dream, it means the death of his wife, or it may mean his failure to properly manage that household.

The gates of a city represent a righteous governor. In a dream, the door of a house also represents the protection it houses behind it, including one’s property, personal secrets and family.

If the door is well built in a dream, it means protection of one’s private life. Otherwise, whatever maybe seen through such a door means exposing one’s private life.

If one sees a carpenter building him a new door, this means glad tidings of health and wealth.

If one sees himself unable to properly secure the closing of his door in a dream, it means difficulties caused by his wife. Ifone sees himself changing his door in a dream, it means moving into another house.

If one sees himself entering his house and locking his door in a dream, it means protection against evil. (Also see Doorjamb; Door post)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

Dream doors can represent several meanings: An open door means a new opportunity; walking through a door means you will take it.

A choice of many doorways represents a difficult decision you must make in real life.

A locked door means someone is hiding things or is stopping you from doing something you want, especially if you were locked out of someplace.

If you are locked in, you might have a change of location in your life.

If you are unable to find the door out of someplace, your dream is telling you that you’re on a “road to nowhere” in your life - you must make changes in the direction your life is heading.

To dream of having a door slammed in your face represents opportunities that are denied and not available to you, or that you have missed out on. You may be having some anti-social tendencies.

A glass door is a warning against over-confidence. There is still work to do before you achieve your goals.

A small door symbolizes your desire for inner exploration and self-discovery. Revolving doors suggest that you are literally moving in circles and going nowhere. You may feel that your opportunities and choices lead to a dead end.

To dream about a back door relates to stress and the pressure that someone is putting on you in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Doors most often represent openings into new opportunities that may fulfill your desires.

A closed door may suggest that you feel locked out emotionally. Being unable to open a door in a dream may suggest that you have missed an important opportunity or that you do not possess the key or tool for opening it. It may also separate you from others or from welcoming others to you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The animal without trickery. As with all Birds, a symbol of sexuality as well as intellectual euphoria and ecstasy.

A symbol of peace and creative thoughts. Doves can also be experienced as spirits or demons that one is unable to shed. In that sense, the dove is also a symbol of fear and disgust.

In the Christian Church the white dove is the symbol for the Holy Ghost and is usually female. According to Early Christian understanding, the dove is also the opposite of the Snake. According to Jewish tradition, the dove is the messenger of God. Today the “Christian- influenced” image of the dove of peace is a particularly favorite notion, as described in the best-selling book Jonathan Livingston Seagull.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

DreamPedia

Dream interpretation requires vast knowledge, clear perception, and sensi­tivity. Such knowledge must be based on the fundamentals of one’s religion, inner spiritual values, moral and cultural traditions.

The beginner in this field must know that there are two types of dreams: one type that comes from God Almighty, and the second type comes from satan. What is good comes from God Almighty, which is a type of revelation that comes to a righteous person and carries either glad tidings, or warnings. Such dreams also cause one’s heart to reflect upon his actions and to beware of heedlessness.


DreamAnalytic.com

The Islamic Dream Interpretation, keys to interpreting your dreams successfully.


Islamic Dream Meanings

Islamic Dream Meanings

On the other hand, they could be a reprimand for an ignoble act one is pondering, or an act one may mistakenly thinks that it is the correct thing to do, or a new friendship that could lead him to hell-fire, or a clarification concerning his treatment of his family and friends and about his business dealings, or they may bring spiritual guidance, etcetera.

This is the type of dream which is referred to in God’s Prophet’s sayings: “Atrue dream representsone offorty-six branches of a prophecy.” Both religious and irreligious people may see a true dream that could come true.

The second type of dream connotes deception, cunningness, contriving, jealousy, or a scare, causes pain, depicts any type of eavesdropping, engaging in mundane conversa­tion, the call of one’s mind and desires, or imagination, or occur after eating a heavy late meal or even going to bed hungry, etcetera.

This type of dream comes from satan. God’s Prophet (uwbp) has said: ‘As time draws nearer to the con­clusion of this world,dreams will become confused.

The most true of dreams are those ofa truthful person. Thus, if one sees a dream that he dislikes, he should tell no one about it, and he should immediately leave his bed and perform his prayers.” He also said: “The best of ropes is steadfastness to one’s religious life."

Interpreting dreams is a process of analyzing the nature of things and their opposing possibilities, connecting their roots, and assembling the fragments of one’s thoughts to better understand his or her real condition.

In a dream, one may see things that may connote equilibrium or the opposite, while his passive and inert participation urges him to examine the elements and to awaken his consciousness. Sometimes, the elements themselves may be opaque or unclear. In this case, if one recognizes a person in the dream, perhaps the name of that person, or his trade, or his look, or the meaningofthe individual letters of his name, or their combined numerological value, etcetera, mayprovide a clue to the meaning of one’s dream.


The foundation of all Islamic knowledge is revelation contained in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah.

Since good dreams are also a form of revelation from Allaah, any legitimate attempt to interpret the symbolism of dreams should rely primarily on the symbolism found in the Qur’aan and Sunnah.

A dream interpreter must listen to the complete story, and its minute details. He also must investigate and find acceptable religious references for each element in the dream. If the does not fully understand the dream, or if he is unable to find such references, then it is better for him to refrain from making up an interpretation.

In that case, he will be giving a religious ruling, though dreams relate to psychology. Indeed, it will be a sin to tell a false interpretation, while one will be rewarded if he remains silent when he does not know the answer. Imam Ibn Sirin was the most renowned master in this science, and he often refrained from interpreting someone’s dream. Perhaps, he would interpret only one out of every forty dreams when askedto do so. Of three out of four such dreams, he used to say: “I do not know the meaning of this dream.”

The dream interpreter must investigate the dream and establish its acceptable religious references.

It is related that Imam Ibn Sirin used to spend a good part of the day questioning the person about himself, his life, type of work, living condition, and surrounding circumstance, for a dream interpreter is not a prophet and cannot tell about the future.


This dictionary for Islamic dream interpretation contains over 6000 indexed entries.... DreamPedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are having trouble getting dressed suggests that a malicious individual will take up your time and attention so much so that you will be unable to enjoy the better aspects of life.

To dream that you are wearing white indicates that you will have a long life with abundant health and happiness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of drowning represent that you are feeling overwhelmed and that you have been indulging in negative, fear-based emotions. You dream is helping you to release your fear of being unable to keep your head above water. See Venting Dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Moon and Planets

1- Dreaming of an eclipse signifies our fears and doubts about our own success. Others around us seem to be more important or able than we are, which does not allow us to shine or exccl at what we arc doing.

2- We are about to go through a period of difficulty when we could find ourselves unable to maintain our usual cheerfulness.

3- On a spiritual level, an eclipse can represent a loss of faith. By covering up a source of illumination and enlightenment, it can also represent a darkening of the light through external circumstances.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We are about to go through a period of difficulty when we could find ourselves unable to maintain our usual cheerfulness. Covering up a source of illumination and enlightenment, an eclipse can also represent being forced to cover our emotions through external circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Being in nature. Points to the basics of life and longing for freedom and simplicity; if held captive, you are unable to live out your physical urges, your male instincts, your need to roam about.

The image of the elk is also connected to the sense of wide-open spaces that is usually expressing a longing for mental clarity and openness. As a mighty animal, the elk elicits awe about the nature of passion.

A symbol of self-development and redemption. Also masculine power and superpower. In myth, it corresponds to the “Huhertus Elk,” a white elk with a cross between his antlers.

To see him is considered a sign of special grace.

Folklore: Erotic meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we dream of escape we are trying to move beyond or to avoid - difficult feelings. We may be trying to run away from responsibility or from duty.

2- It is possible that anxiety or past trauma puts us in a position where we are unable to do anything other than try to escape from the situation itself.

3- Escape also represents our own need for spiritual freedom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Trying to escape from someone signifies that we are feeling threatened. It is possible that anxiety or past trauma means we are unable to do anything other than try to escape from the situation itself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Female sheep) In a dream, a ewe represents a woman, a wife or prosperity. Running after a ewe and finding oneself unable to keep-up or to catch it in a dream means chasing a woman and failing to seduce her. Milking a ewe in a dream means good profits for that year. Eating the meat of a ewe in a dream means inheriting a rich woman.

If a ewe leaves one’s house in a dream, it means divorce or the death of one’s wife.

If a ewe turns into a ram in a dream, it means infertility.

A pregnant ewe in a dream means expecting to receive some money. Fighting with a ewe in a dream means an argument with a woman. Seeing a ewe in a dream also means distress, adversities, loss of one’s husband or job. (Also see Ram; Sheep)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be in the habit of setting ourselves tests of self-value, or habitually be concerned with our accomplishments.

To be late for an examination or to be unable to take it suggests fears and doubts about our own competence. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions vary as to whether these were dreams or not.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you are unable to find the exit in a dream, this symbolizes that you’re on a “road to nowhere” in some aspect of your life - you must make changes in the direction your life is heading.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about your own eyes indicates wisdom, intelligence, acceptance, and insight. Subconscious thoughts or ideas may be rising.

The left eye represents the moon and the right eye the sun. This could also be symbolic of the self, as in ‘I.’ If you can see the inside of your head, then you should pay more attention to your internal perspective. You may need to look to yourself for the answers.

To dream that you have something in your eye indicates the roadblocks in your way. It can also be indicative of the way in which you look for the negative aspect of others.

To dream that you have one eye suggests that you are reluctant to accept other opinions.

To dream that you have a third eye represents being introspective and clairvoyant, which you need to do more of.

To dream that your eyes are closed indicates you will not accept the reality about another person or may simply wish to steer clear of intimacy. You could have been caused pain and anxiety.

To dream that your eyes are crossed suggests that you are unable to view something clearly. You may not have all the data you need to understand a situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: These are symbols of spiritual and intellectual insight.

Vision: Dreaming about blue eyes: either somebody is secretly in love with you or you are secredy in love with someone. Dark or brown eyes: prepare yourself for a disappointing romance. Dreaming about an eye illness (eye patch, eye injury, or blindness): you are unable to see a situation in your life clearly, or you have a problem facing the real truth.

An eye patch indicates that you can do your job even with your eyes closed! Visiting or seeing an ophthalmologist: you will soon see things as they really are. See Cross-eyed.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about eyes means you are too preoccupied with yourself.

The eye is considered the organ of light. Dreaming about eyes always has something to do with understanding life. Dreaming about an eye that is looking at you might be a warning from your conscience. Eyes by themselves are symbols of intelligence, spirit, alertness, and curiosity. Other events in the dream are important here.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a face-lift represent that you are contemplating taking drastic measures to recapture youth. Perhaps you are unable or unwilling to face your own mortality and your own aging process because of your preoccupation with your facade and a lack of attention to your inner worth and value. Alternatively, you might be attempting to uplift your spirits and look at see things from a different perspective. See Cosmetic Surgery.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreams that we remember are those that have penetrated through our ego defenses and their messages have began to come into our conscious awareness. Often, we do not have a full understanding of the meaning of a particular dream. Awareness is a long and continual process.

If you remember dreams in which you are fainting, the setting of the dream and the details leading to the fainting spell are important. Fainting in your dream suggests that you are unable to consciously confront the issues or the topic that is being raised by the unconscious. In daily life, we faint when we are ill or when we are overcome by environmental forces (i.e. heat, smells, a traumatic event or a dramatic visual image). In the dream, internal forces, images or emotions that may be to powerful for us to process may have an overwhelming effect on the dream ego and fainting occurs.

The fainting dream may be the first step in a process of becoming more aware of a particular area of your life.

The unconscious will continue to send up messages and eventually you may be able to experience the unconscious psychic event that currently results in fainting.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

From our family we leam most of the positive and negative patterns of relationship and attitudes towards living, which we carry into daily events. Father’s uncertainty in deal­ing with people, or his anxiety in meeting change, may be the roots of our own difficulties in those areas.

If our mother is unable to develop a feeling contact with us, we may lack the confidence to meet our emotions.

Our maturation as a man or woman calls us in some way to meet and integrate our childhood desire, which includes sexual desire for our parent of the opposite sex, and rivalry with, mingled with dependence on, the parent of the same sex. Even a missing parent, the mother or father who died or left, is a potent figure internally.

An absence of a father’s or mother’s love or presence can be as traumatic as any power­fully injuring event. Our parents in our dreams are the image (full of power and feeling) of the formative forces and experi­ences of our identity. They are the ground, the soil, the bloody carnage, out of which our sense of self emerged. But our iden­tity cannot gain any real independence while still dominated by these internal forces of our creation. Heraclitus said we cannot swim in the same river twice; attempting to repeat or compete with the vinues of a parent is a misapprehension of the true nature of our own personality. Sec individuation.

Family group: The whole background of experience which makes up our values and views. This background is made up of thousands of different obvious and subtle things such as social status; amount of books in the home; how parents feel about themselves; how they relate to life outside the family; whether dominant roles are encouraged; what nationality par­ents are; what unconscious social attitudes surround the fam­ily (i.e. the master and servant, or dominating employer and subservient employee, roles which typified England at the turn of the century still colour many attitudes in the UK). Simply put, it is our internal ‘family’ of urges and values; the overall feeling tone of our family life—security, domination, whatever it was, the unconscious coping patterns of the fam­ily.

Parents together in dream: our general wisdom, back­ground of information and experience from which we make important decisions or gain intuitive insights. Parents also de­pict the rules and often irrational disciplinary codes we learnt as a child which still speak to us from within, and perhaps pass on to our own children without reassessment. These in­clude everything from ‘Don’t speak with your mouth full’ to the unspoken Masturbation is unholy/

Dead parent in dream: the beginning of independence from parent; repression of the emotions they engendered in us, our emotions regarding our parent’s death; feelings about death. See dead people dreams.

Example: ‘My father was giving me and another woman some medicine. Something was being forced on us. I started to hit and punch him in the genitals and, when he was facing the other way, in the backside. I seemed to be just the right height to do this and I had a very angry feeling that I wanted to hurt him as he had hurt me’ (Audrey V). Hurting, burying , killing parent: in the example Audrey’s height shows her as a child. She is releasing anger about the attitudes and situations her father forced down her throat’.

To be free of the intro­verted restraints and ready made values gathered from our parents, at some time in our growth we may kill or bury them. Although some people arc shocked by such dreams, they are healthy signs of emerging independence. Old myths of killing the chief so the tribe can have a new leader depict this pro­cess. When father or mother are dead’ in our dream, we can inherit all the power gained from whatever was positive in the relationship. Seeing parent drunk, incapable, foolish: another means of gaining independence from internalised values or stultifying drives to ‘honour’ or admire father or mother.

father

Generally positive: authority; ability in the external world; family or social conventions, how we relate to the ‘doer’ in us; physical strength and protectiveness; the will to be. Generally negative: introvened aggression; dominance by fear of other people’s authority, uncaring sexual drive; feelings of not being loved. See father under archetypes; man.

mother

Generally positive: feelings; ability in relationships; uniting spirit of family; how we relate to feelings in a relation­ship; strength to give of self and nunure; intuition. Generally negative: will based on irrational likes and dislikes; opinion generated by anxiety or jealousy; domination by emotions; lack of bonding. See Great Mother under archetypes; woman.

siblings and children

Whether brother, sister, daughter or son (see below in this entry), the most general use in our dreams is to depict an aspect of ourself. However it is almost universal to believe with great conviction that our dream is about the person in our dream.

A mother seeing a son die in her dream often goes through great anxiety because there lurks in her a sense of it being a precognitive dream. Vinually everyone at some time dreams about members of their close family dying or being killed—lots of mothers dream this, and their chil­dren live till 80. But occasionally children do die. Is the dream then precognitive, or is it coincidental?

Example: ‘I was walking along a rather dusty track carrying my younger son who would be around 10 months old and I was feeling rather tired. Suddenly I met a man who stopped to talk to me and commented I looked rather weary carrying the baby. He said, come with me and look over this wall and you will see such a sight that will gladden your hean. By standing on tiptoe I could just see over the wall and the sight I beheld took my breath away, it was so beautiful’ (Johan E). Here Johan’s son depicts the weight of responsibility she feels.

The beauty is her own resources of strength in motherhood.

Example: ‘I have just given binh to twins and they lay on the floor. We started to care for them. My mother took them to the doctor for his advice while I went to see my married sister who has two children. I met them there with the twins so that my sister could give her opinion on the babies. She had recent experience of childbirth and could tell us if the babies were good specimens’ (Miss E). Miss E has no children of her own, so she is uncertain of her own capacity to have and raise them.

The mother depicts her own mothering abilities, which seek confidence from an authority figure. Her sister is her own nearest experience of childbirth. So out of what she has leamt from observing her sister, she is assessing her own qualities.

Most often the family member depicts the qualities in our­self which we feel are part of the character of the person dreamt of. So the passionate one in the family would depict our passions; the intellectual one our own mind, the anxious one our hesitations. Use the questions in dream processing to define this. Having done this, can you observe what the dream depicts? For Miss E it would be questions regarding mother­hood.

Example: ‘My daughter told me the only positive part of my work in a helping profession was with a woman who had turned from it to religion. There followed a long and powerful interchange in which I said she had as yet no mind of her own. She was dominated by her mother’s anxiety, and the medical rationalism of her training. When she had dared to step beyond her own anxieties to integrate the lessons of her own life, then I would listen again’ (Desmond S). Desmond was divorced and struggling with his own pain and guilt about leaving his daughter while still a teenager. His daughter de­picts this conflict between his feelings and his rational self.

brother

Oneself, or the denied pan of self, meeting whatever is met in the dream; feelings of kinship; sense of rivalry, feel­ings about a brother. Woman’s dream, younger brother: out­going but vulnerable self; rivalry. Woman’s dream, older brother, authority, one’s capable outgoing self. Man’s dream, younger brother: vulnerable feelings; oneself at that age. Man’s dream, older brother: experience; authority, feelings of persecution. See boy; man. Idioms: big brother, brothers in arms; blood brother.

sister

Feeling self, or the lesser expressed pan of self; rival; feelings about a sister. Man s dream, younger sister: vulnera­ble emotions; rival for love of parents. Man’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self; feelings of persecution. Woman’s dream , younger sister: one’s experiences at that age; vulnera­ble feelings, rival for parents’ love. Woman’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self. See girl; woman. Idioms: sisters under the skin.

daughter

One’s relationship with the daughter, the daughter, or son, can represent what happens in a marnage between husband and wife.

The child is what has arisen from the bonding, however momentary, of two people. In dreams the child therefore is sometimes used to depict how the relation­ship is faring. So a sick daughter might show the feelings in the relationship being ‘ill’.

In a mother’s dream: often feelings of suppon or compan­ionship; feelings of not being alone in the area of emotional bonds; or one’s feeling area; responsibility; the ties of parent­hood; oneself at that age; one’s own urges, difficulties, hurts, which may still be operative. Also a comparison; the mother might see the daughter’s youth, opportunity, and have feelings about that. So the daughter may represent her sense of lost opportunity and youth—even envy, competition in getting the desire of a man.

In a father’s dream: one’s feeling self, the feelings or diffi­culties about the relationship with daughter; the struggles one’s own feeling self goes through to mature, how the sexual feelings are dealt with in a family—occurs especially when she starts courting; sister, parental responsibility; one’s wife when younger. Someone else’s daughter: feelings about one’s own daughter, feelings about younger women.

Example: 1 am standing outside a supermarket with heavy bags wearing my mac, though the sun is warm. My daughter and two friends are playing music and everyone stops to lis­ten. I start to wnte a song for them, but they pack up and go on a bus whilst I am still writing. I am left alone at the bus stop with my heavy burden of shopping, feeling incredibly unwanted’ (Mrs F). Such dreams of the daughter becoming independent can occur as soon as the child starts school, per­sisting until the mother finds a new attitude. See child; woman.

son

Extroverted self; desires connected with self expression; feelings connected with son; parental responsibility. Mother’s dream: one’s ambitions; potential, hopes; your marriage—see example.

Example: ‘My wife and I were walking out in the country­side. I looked around suddenly and saw my four-year-old son near a hole. He fell in and I raced back.

The hole was narrow but very deep. I could see water at the bottom but no sign of my son. I didn’t know whether I could leap down and save him or whether it was too narrow. Then somehow he was out. His heart was just beating’ (Richard H). Richard had argued with his wife in such a way he feared the stability of their marriage.

The son represents what they had created together —a child, a marriage.

The marriage survived, as his dream self-assessed it would. Death of son: a mother often kills off her son in her dreams as she sees him make moves towards independence. This can happen from the first day of school on. Example: T am on a very high bridge over an extremely wide and deep river with steep banks. My son does a double somersault over the railing, falls into the water. I think he is showing off. I am unable to save him. My son is 18 and has staned a structural engineering course at university’ (Joyce H).

The showing-off suggests Joyce feels her son is doing daring things with his life, and the relationship in its old form dies.

Father’s dream: yourself at that age; what qualities you see in your son; your own possibilities, envy of youth and oppor­tunities; nvalry. Someone else’s son: feelings about one’s own son; feelings about younger men. Dead son: see dead people dreams. Sec boy. See also man; first example in falling.

wife

Depicts how you see the relationship with your wife; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; your feeling, intuitive nature; habits of relationship developed with one’s mother. Example: ‘My wife was trying to get me out of her life, and out of the house. It was as if she were attempting to push me into a feeling of tension and rejection which would make me leave’ (David P). Out of childhood experience, in which his mother repeatedly threat­ened to give him away, David was finding it difficult to com­mit himself emotionally to his wife. In the dream his wife represents these feelings, so he sees her—his anxiety and pain —pushing him to break up the marriage.

Example: I was standing with my wife at the end of the garden of the house I lived in as a child. We were looking over the fence to the rising meadow beyond. She said, “Look at that bird in the tree there.” On our right, in a small ash tree, an enormous owl perched. It was at least 4 feet high, the biggest bird I have ever seen. I recognised it in the dream as a greater hooded owl, which was not native to our country. I was so excited I ran into the house to telephone someone— zoo, police, newspapers?—to tell them about the bird. I can­not remember contacting anyone, but felt the bird was there in some way to meet me. Also it was hungry and looking at next door’s bantams. So I wondered what I could give it to eat’ (David P). This shows the positive side of David’s rela­tionship with his wife.

The garden is the boundanes which arose from his childhood. But he is growing—the garden— and looking beyond them in connection with his marnage.

The amazing bird is the deep feelings he touches because he has a mate, like any other natural creature. Out of his mating he becomes aware of drives to build a home—nest—and give himself to his mate. These are natural and are a pan of his unconscious or spiritual nature.

The bird is a hooded owl which can see in the dark—the unconscious—because David is realising things he had never seen’ before.

The bird is masked, meaning putting the ego aside, which is a necessity for touching the wider dimension of life or the unconscious.

The hunger of the bird shows an intimate detail of what David has learnt from his wife. She had been working as a waitress and bringing home pieces of chicken for him, saved from her own meal.

The spiritual side of David wants to develop this quality of selfgiving, which his wife’s love had helped him see.

Example: ‘1 have been a widower since January 1979, hav­ing married in October 1941. I continually dream I am in London where my business was. I am walking the streets with my wife and suddenly I see her ahead of me in a yellow raincoat and hat. I call her and try to catch up, but suddenly she vanishes. In spite of calling and searching I cannot find her’ (Douglas G). This is a common theme dreamt by widow­ers or widows, disappearance of spouse. Douglas has ‘lost’ his wife. His dream shows the paradox of love after death of panner. His love is still there, years after her death. He is possibly still trying to love his wife as an externally real per­son. so his feelings can make no connection.

To meet what actually remains of his wife, within himself, he would need to face his own internal grieving, emotions, and all the feelings, memories, angers and beauty which make up the living re­mains of his wife within him. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Feet represent your connection to the earth and are what one stands on. Injuries to your feet such as a wound may signify an old emotional scar that prevents you from feeling grounded.

A broken foot may comment that you are unable to stand on your own two feet or to move forward without support from others.

The sole of the foot may mention the soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A desire for, or fear of, order and consistency. It appears frequently when life is chaotic. This image also points to emotional stress; much has accumulated. Pay attention to how thick or thin the file folder is. It might also be a sign of a compulsive personality, similar to Admiral. Do you always have to keep everything in perfect order? Or are you unable to keep order in your life? It could be either a case of your ego (your unconscious) raising its head, or a justifiable symbolic expression of the feeling that either the state (as father symbol) or an institution is placing limitations on you.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, River)

Miracles, especially those of providence, as portrayed in the story of Christ and the loaves and fishes.

Determined procreativity. Some fish, like salmon, fight their way against water currents to mate.

According to Edgar Cayce, ugly fish represent evil. Hooking a fish: Seizing a spiritual or personal quality.

Hindus regard fish as representative of charity and timely rescue, especially from the emotional nature.

The first incarnation of Vishnu was a fish that saved humankind from the flood.

In China, this symbolizes prosperity, renewal, and peace.

The word for fish in Chinese is actually a homophone for abundance.

An alternative icon dream, because fish coincide with many savior figures, including those of ancient Babylonia and India.

Among Buddhists, the symbol of separation from desires and attachments.

In Japan, the carp specifically is an emblem of the masculine nature (see Men).

Potentially a play on words that warns against a “fishy” situation.

Seeing yourself fishing indicates a search. Watch your catch, however, as your hook can snag an old shoe as easily as it might the prize you seek!

Casting nets for fish reveals a person who is liable to accept all received information as truth, without discriminating good information from bad (see Webs).

Each type offish can become a distinct symbol within your dream.

For example, a flounder indicates someone who is constantly wavering and unable to make a decisions (e.g., “floundering around”). On the other hand, a piranha reveals a biting personality, or one that is anxious for success at any cost.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Communication; Communion; Invocations; Prayers; arb. S.aUlt) To see oneselfperformingone’s obligatory prayers (arb. Far4.lJJ in a dream means receiving a high ranking appointment, spiritual advancement, leadership, presiding over people, delivering a message, performing a duty, paying dues, turning over one’s trust or satisfying obligatory deeds and enjoying peace. Ifone sees himself in a dream performing one of the five obligatory prayers on time, having performed the proper ablution and correctly completed its obeisance of the proper standing, bowing and prostrating postures, standing with reverence and piety and facing the Ka’aba, it means that he will perform a religious duty or attend the annual pilgrimage in Mecca. It also means that he will extricate himself from an unjust deed he fell into and repent, or it could mean eschewing evil. Performing the divinely ordained prayers in dream also means loyalty to one’s promise, employment for a person who could not find a job, or reconciliation with a long forsaken friend or relative.

If one leads the prayers in his dream, it means that he will guarantee something to someone, or it could means that he will borrow money for a term. Ifone prays behind an Imam in the dream, it means that he will become a burden to others.

The midday prayers known in Arabic as Zuhur signify a manifestation, a proclamation or exposing what is hidden. Praying Zuhur in a dream means attaining one’s goal, satisfying every need, obtaining everything one has asked for from earthly gains in this world, or it could mean spiritual benefits in the hereafter and particularly if one sees himself completing his prayers in the dream. Completing one’s prayers means achieving one’s goal.

If one is incarcerated because of a debt and sees himself completing his Z,uhur prayers in a dream, it means that someone will pay his debt for him and gets him released from prison and he will then prosper.

If one sees himself performing his Z,uhur prayers in a clear day and feels happy about it in his dream, it means that he will engage in some work that will make him famous and that he will enjoy the fruits of his work as much as he did in that clear and beautiful day in his dream. Ifone performs his midday Zuhur prayers in a cloudy day in a dream, it means that his work will be distressful. As for the mid-afternoon prayers, known in Arabic as ‘Agr, performingit in a dream means taking a vow or making a promise. This prayer in a dream also represents one’s liability.

If one sees himself performing the ‘A§.r prayers in a dream, it means that what he is asking for will materialize, though after some hardships and adversities.

If one does not complete his ‘A§r prayers in a dream, it means that what he is asking for may not take place.

If one sees himself performing the sunset prayers, known in Arabic as Maghrib in a dream, it means that what he is seeking has reachd its term.

If one completes his Maghrib prayers in the dream, it means that he will get what his heart desires. As for the night prayer, known in Arabic as ‘Isha.

If one sees himself performing his ‘Isha prayers in a dream, it means that he will complete his work and get what he wants, or it could mean the end ofhis life, following which, one usu ally attends to his resting time, which is similar to death.

If one sees himself performing the daybreak prayers before dawn in a dream, it means that the morning has come and it will be soon before he hears either good or bad news. On another level, if one sees himself praying the evening ‘I.§ha prayers in a dream, it means that he is committed to attend to his family’s needs as commanded by God Almighty, such as providing for their food, clothing, shelter and teachings. Ifone sees himself praying in the middle of the night (arb. Witter) in a dream, it means that he does attend to his family’s needs and perhaps they feel comfort in his presence. Ifone sees himself performing the dawn Fajr prayers in a dream, it means that he will start with the inevitable, such as working to provide for his family.

If one sees himself performing the midday Zuhur prayers at the time of the mid-afternoon prayers in a dream, it means that he will repay his debts. Ifone’s midday Zuhur prayers or his mid-afternoon ‘A§.rprayers are interrupted in the dream, it means that he will pay half of what he owes.

If one sees himself performing the midafternoon prayers in a dream, it means that hisjob will shortly be completed and only little work is left for him to finish. Praying the sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means finishing one’s duties and it is time for him to take a rest.

The night ‘Isha prayers in a dream means veiling things or entering the privacy of one’s home. On a third level, the midday Zuhur prayers mean repentance, dismissal or abrogation of laws.

The midday Zuhur prayers also could mean struggling against Satan and one’s enemies, which struggle takes place usually at the time of one’s midday nap.

The mid-afternoon ‘A§.r prayers in a dream also represents victory in one’s life, or it could mean guidance, blessings and observing God’s laws.

The sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means losing a parent, the passing away of one’s guardian, the death of a close friend or the impeachment ofthe person the dream indicate. Seeing oneselfpraying the night ‘Isha prayers in a dream means preparing for a journey, or it could mean marriage, moving from one place into another, or it could mean suffering from cataract, weakness of one’s vision, or it could denote the vastness of what is to come, for ‘Isha prayers are distant from the dawn Fajr prayers. Performing the dawn Fajr prayers in a dream indicates a vow one pledges. Praying the midafternoon ‘A§r prayers in a dream means attaining ease after suffering from hardships. Performing the sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means having crossed somethingthat will come back later, andperformingthe night ‘Ishaprayers in a dream means deception and a tricks.

If one sees himself performing the Friday congregational prayers in a dream, it means that he will attain what he is hoping for.

If one sees himself praying inside a garden in a dream, it means that he is beseeching God Almighty for His forgiveness.

If one sees himself praying in a farmland in a dream, it means repayment of his debts. Ifhe prays inside a slaughter house in a dream, it means that he will commit the loathsome act of sodomy. Ifone sees himselfpraying seated without an excuse in a dream, it means that he will perform a deed which is not acceptable by his Lord.

If he prays lying on his side in bed in a dream, it means that he will be bed stricken.

If one performs his prayers in a mosque, then leaves it to attend to other duties in a dream, it means that whatever he attends to will be blessed, and he will profit from it.

If one sees himselfpraying while riding in a dream, it means that he is struck with fear, or that he may face a fight. Ifone sees himself performing the obligatory (arb. FarQh) prayers shortened to two groupings of prostrations (arb. Rak’at) in a dream, it means travels.

If one sees himself praying while eating honey in a dream, it means that he may engage in sexual intercourse with his wife during the fasting hours.

If a woman sees herself performing the obligatory (arb. Far!lli) prayers shortened to two grouping of prostrations in a dream, it means that she will have her monthly menstrual period on that day.

If one discovers that he has missed the time of the prescribed prayer and could not find a place or time to perform it in his dream, it means that he will face difficulties finishing something or paying a debt or satisfy a worldly goal.

If one intentionally neglects to do an obligatory prayer, or ifhe plans to do them later 166 (arb. Qada’) in the dream, it means that he takes his religious commitment lightly and hopes to correct his attitude at a later time. Performing the Friday congregational prayers in a dream is a sign of happiness, joy, festivities, celebrations, the pilgrimage season, abstaining from borrowing money for one’s accessories or luxuries. Performing the festival prayers (arb. Eid) at the end of the month of Ramadan in a dream means paying one’s debts, recovering from an illness, dispelling difficulties and dissipating one’s worries. Performing the prayers ofthe festival ofsacrifice (arb. Eid-ul Adjja. See Immolation; Manumission) in a dream means controlling one’s business, respecting one’s promises or fulfilling one’s vows. Performing the mid-morning prayers (arb. Dhuhii) in a dream means amnesty, innocence, makinga true oath, happiness and beingfree from polytheism. Ifone performs the prayer of a sick person in a dream, it means lack of luck and doubt about one’s faith. Grouping two prayers at one time or shortening them in a dream, means travels or temptation. Performing one’s prayers directly on a filthy, wet and impure ground without a prayer mat means poverty, humiliation and needs.

If one sees himself praying without properly covering his or her modesty as required in a dream, it means committing wrong while fasting or giving charity from unlawful earnings, following innovation, falling victim to passions or professing that one is right however he does his prayers. Ifone performs the prayers of fearing something in a dream, it means creating a business partnership, business activities or suffering the pangs of death. Talking during prayers in a dream means asking to get back a gift one has offered, or failure to focus one’s intention, or talking about one’s charities in public. In a dream, when performing one’s prayers, if one reads loud when he should read inwardly, or ifhe reads inwardly when he is supposed to invoke outwardly, and if he is called upon to judge between people, it means that his judgment will be wrong or that he may follow his own mind, or it could mean affectation, falsehood, hypocrisy, hiding the truth or unjustly confiscating someone’s money.

If one changes the order of the ritual prayers in a dream, it means that he disobeys his parents or objects to someone he is supposed to hear and obey, or perhaps he will be afflicted with forgetfulness or staying-up sleepless nights, or it could mean that he lacks intelligence, or that he is unable to memorise or remember things. Performing the late night prayers, (arb. Tari’iwi’h) in a dream means toiling, exhaustion, repayment of one’s debts and receiving guidance. Performing a special prayer for rain (arb. Istisqa) in a dream denotes fears, languid, rising prices, dullness of the market, trouble, unhappiness, attachment and stagnation of the construction business. Performing the solar or the lunar eclipse prayers in a dream means striving to deliver comfort or to appease someone or perhaps it could denote repentance of a sinner, returning to the path of God Almighty, fearing the authorities, difficulties, or manifestation of major signs of the fast approaching Hour of Reckoning. Performing a special prayer of fear (arb. Khawf) in a dream represents unity, concord, commonconsent, peace and tranquility. Performingthe funeral prayers (arb. -Ianaza) in a dream means interceding on behalf of the deceased.

If the deceased is unknown, then performing the funeral prayers means giving employment to a jobless person, profits from a partnership, or it could denote failure to adequately perform one’s regular obligatory prayers, or being forgetful or oft-distracted during prayers. Ifone sees himself leading the funeral prayers in a dream, and then after completinghis prayers intercedes exaggeratedly with special invocations on behalf of the deceased in a dream, it means that he will be appointed by a ruler who is a hypocrite to manage a sector of his business.

If one sees himself then invoking blessings upon the deceased in the dream, it means that God Almighty has forgiven him his sins. Ifone sees himself sitting in a gathering of people praying for departed souls in a dream, it means that he will pray in a funeral. Seeing oneself in a dream performing a funeral prayer, means that one will intercede on behalf of a sinner.

If one sees himself performingthe Friday congregational prayers (arb. Jumu’a) in a dream, itmeans that relief is coming his way, or it could mean a reunion with a beloved, or satisfying a need one is asking for it to be fulfilled.

If one sees himself praying the Friday prayers alone in the dream, it means that such help is exclusive to him.

If one loses something and sees himself in a dream celebrating one of the two Islamic festivals, itmeans that he will find his lost object. Ifone sees himself performing the festival prayers (arb. ‘Eid) of the end of the month of Ramadan in the dream, it means perosperity, and if it is the festival of sacrifice in the dream, it means repayment of his debts, dispelling stress, advancement in one’s life or job or release from prison. Performing either the solar or the lunar eclipse prayers (arb. Kusiif or Kl!ustif) in a dream means that a calamity will befall the leaders of the country or its renowned people, or it could mean the death of a great person of knowledge, whereby everyone will attend his funeral. As for the special prayer for rain (arb. Istisqa), performing it in a dream may represent an accident, or it could mean political unrest.

If the people offer this prayer from its inception to its completion in the dream, it means that their adversity will be lifted. Praying any supererogatory prayers (arb. Nafl) in a dream represents piety and devotion to the leading example (arb. Sunnah) practiced by God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace.

If a woman sees herselfleading men in prayers in the dream, it means that she will shortly die. Performing supplementary prayers (arb. Sunnah) following the leading example of God’s messenger, upon whom be peace, in a dream means serving one’s community wit sincerity, purity and good qualities. Ifone sees himselfperforming extra supererogatory prayers in a dream, it means that he cares about the success of his life in the hereafter, and that he shall enjoy the fruit of his devotion both in this world and in the hereafter. Performing one’s obligatory prayers (arb. FarQh) in a dream means providingthe necessary care for one’s family, while performing the supplementary prayers (arb. Sunnah) means working to provide extra comforts for one’s family.

The same interpretation is provided for performing the congregational night prayers of the month of Ramadan known in Arabic as Tarawlh. Seeing that in a dream means taking care of the family needs and bringing comfort to their hearts. During a congregational prayer, if the rows are straight in the dream, it means that such people are in a constant state of celebrating God’s praises. Supererogatory prayers in a dream also mean striving for unity with one’s community, love for one’s brethren and constantly trying to serve and please them with deeds, money, moral and financial support.

If the person seeing the dream is unmarried, it means that he will get married.lfhe is married, it means that he will beget two children.

If a poor person sees himself performing voluntary prayers in a dream, it means that he will earn enough to satisfy his needs.

If one performs the middle of the night prayers known in Arabic as Tahajjud in a dream, it means that he will rise in station. Performing special prayers for the fulfillment of certain wishes in a dream means attending official ceremonies, or being punctual at one’s appointments.

To perform one’s prayers after the due time (arb. Qada’) in a dream means paying one’s debts, repentance from sins or fulfilling one’s vows. Performing one’s prayers sitting in a dream means an illness, failures, contentment, or a warning about an affliction that will befall one’s father, teacher, or a beloved. Performing a special prayer for forgiveness (arb. Istighfar) in a dream means forgiveness for one’s sins and acceptance ofhis repentance. Ifthis prayer is performed in congregation in one’s dream, it means rain, prosperity, begetting children for a barren person, a good harvest, or the purchase of a new property. Performing the special prayers of celebrating God’s praises, known in Arabic as Tasablh in a dream means a receiving a gift, an endowment of divine grace, blessings and prosperity. Performing a special prayer of soliciting guidance for a specific need or cir168 cumstance in a dream (arb. Istikh.arah) means dispelling doubt or confusion, receiving guidance for one’s problem, or it could denote the success of a project.

If the one performing such a special prayer is known to follow the guidance of a spiritual teacher or shaikh, then his dream means lowering of his spiritual status, for a true seeker has no questions. Performing a special prayer for the safe return of a traveller in a dream (arb. Qha’ib) means asking for suitable weather conditions for one’s own needs or for people’s needs. Performing a special prayer over the grave of a deceased in a dream means offering special gifts that warrant no reward, or it could mean distributing charity to needy people. Performing a special prayer of greeting the mosque in a dream means spending one’s money to help his relatives and the needy people among his friends. Performing a sudden and an unexpected prayer in a dream means givingcharities in secret, or askingfor employment from unjust people. Performing any supererogatory prayer, whether during the day or the night in a dream means performing a good deed that brings someone closer to his Lord, or reconciling adversaries, or fostering love between people.

If one sees himself laughing during his prayers in a dream, it means that he oft-forgets his prayers and that he is delinquent about performing them properly and on time.

If one sees himself praying while drunk in a dream, it means that he will give a false testimony in court. Ifone sees himself praying without the required ablution in a dream, it means that his religious performance is worthless and that his adherence is despicable.

If one sees himself standing in prayers toward the wrong direction in a dream, it means that he does the opposite of what he is required to do, or that he acts the opposite of what God Almighty has ordained.

If one sees himself turning his back toward God’s House in a dream, it means that he is an apostate who rejects God’s religion or that he does not care about it.

If one sees the people in the mosque facing another direction in his dream, it means that their leader or judge will be dismissed from his office, or that he neglects to follow the prescribed rules of his religion, or that he follows his own mind and desire in making religious interpretations. However, performingone’s prayers and turning with helplessness toward any direction and crying for help in a dream means seeking God’s nearness, or asking to be accepted by other believers for an unacceptable indulgence or a non-permissible opinion, or it could mean travelling in the direction he faced in his dream. Ifone sees himself praying eastward or westward and beyond the point of God’s House in Mecca in a dream, it means that he is a despicable person who is full of arrogance, who backbites and slanders others and who is daring to indulge in sin and disobedience to his Lord. Ifone could not find the direction ofthe Ka’aba in his dream, it means that he has doubt about his faith. However, if one sees himself facing the holy Ka’aba in the dream, it means that he is walking on the straight path. Hone sees himselfwearing a white garb and reading the Qur’an in the dream, it means that he will join the caravan of pilgrims to Mecca. God knows best. (Also see Death; Imam; Pharaoh)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Light. One is unable to tolerate the dark side of the Self or others. At the same time, however, it is a light in the darkness, a symbol of insight and hope.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a beautiful forest: you have an unshakable faith in God and the future, and will experience prosperity and security in your old age. Seeing a forest fire: pay close attention to physical symptoms—your health is delicate. Seeing only the edge of a forest: a relationship is over.

Depth Psychology: The forest is a place where unresolved emotions and the shadow of the soul reside. Are you unable to “see the forest for the trees”? It is easy to get lost in the “forest of life”— the forest of so many experiences and so much information. See Tree.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a forest signify that you are discovering unexplored regions of your psyche, your hidden power, animal instincts, magic and enchantment. Dreaming of being in the forest can also represent that you are in the thick of the details of your life and being unable to see the forest for the trees.

A forest also represents that you are moving through a rite of passage, testing your wits and resourcefulness in order for a great transformation to occur. Consider the feeling tone to discern this dreams message.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: We may find that a dream of forests can be interpreted as being lost and unable to find direction. As conservation of the earth’s resources becomes more of an issue, the forest becomes synonymous with our care of the land.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Unable to say what one means.

2. A warning to keep quiet. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Family concern or problem.

2. Need to gather allies in a coming encounter.

3. Unable to ward off attacks. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Cemetery, graveyard.

2. The underworld.

3. The uncon­scious.

4. Staying in a garage signifies being unable to galvanize one’s own efforts in one’s behalf.

5. Driving out of a garage means taking action.

6. Parking car in garage refers to return­ing to safety after a difficult time. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of glue represent that you are feeling bonded, attached, and/or stuck in a relationship or commitment. Perhaps it is time to leave but fear has you unable or unwilling to release yourself from this sticky situation. In order to become unstuck, release your attachment to the outcome, and allow your heart to be your guide. See Co-Dependant.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A feeling of being overpowered, unable to “fight city hall.” 2. Something powerful. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: A greedy person is one who hates to lose money, security, power, and sexual prowess, and stockpiles it all. As a result, such a person is unable to form a true emotional relationship to anyone else. Life will be the poorer for it. Dreaming about greed is a warning that we would be better off to use and share everything we have!... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of groaning signify that your animal instincts are surfacing, and you are unable to contain your feelings, whether they be those of pleasure or pain. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see a haggard face in your dreams, denotes misfortune and defeat in love matters.

To see your own face haggard and distressed, denotes trouble over female affairs, which may render you unable to meet business engagements in a healthy manner. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about being/feeling helpless suggests that you are having trouble in real-life related to confronting a situation or relationship. You may feel that you are unable to take charge of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you climb a hill in your dream, you will succeed in a social situation.

If you are unable to climb a hill, someone expects you to do something you’re not ready for.

To dream of rolling down a hill suggests that if you maintain your sense of optimism in the face of difficulties, you will find a creative way to succeed, even if failure seems certain.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Qur’an; The Last Revelation) In a dream, the Holy Book, or the Qur’an represents a king or a judge who deals with Islamic jurisprudence.

If a king, a ruler, or a judge sees that the Holy Book does no longer exist, or if he sees it burning, or if its contents are washed away in a dream, it means his death.

If one sees a ruler or a governor handwriting a copy of the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he is ajust person who uses the divine laws in makinghis decision. Ifajudge sees himselfhandwriting a copy of the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he does not share his knowledge, and that he is audacious about his rank and status.

If a religious scholar or a theologian sees himself writing a copy of Holy Book in a dream, it means that he will profit from a business deal.

If one sees a king, or a ruler swallowing the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he may die soon.

If a judge swallows the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he accepts bribes.

If a ruler sees himself erasing what is written in the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he will be exiled.

If ajudge erases what is written in the Holy Book in a dream, it also means his death.

If he erases it by licking it with his own tongue in a dream, it means that he will commit an awful sin.

If a witness erases it in a dream, it means that he will deny his own testimony. Carrying the Holy Book, or buying a copy of the Qur’an in a dream means living by its criterion. Reading from the Holy Book before God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, in a dream means that one will commit himself to memorizing it. Eating the pages of the Holy Book in a dream means accepting bribes.

If a layman eats the pages of the Holy Book, or few lines from some pages in a dream, it means that he earns his livelihood from reciting the Holy Qur’[m or teaching it. Eating the pages of the Holy Book in a dream also means earning one’s livelihood from copying and selling it. Seeing the Holy Book in a dream also mans growing in wisdom. Handwriting copies of the Holy Book in a dream denotes one’s piety, or it could represent a religious scholar who lives by the book, act by its commands and shares his knowledge with others. Tearing off the pages of the Holy Book in a dream means ingratitude toward God’s revelations, or denying God’s favors, or questioning some of them.

If one does something to the Holy Book in his dream that he would abhor to do in wakefulness, it means that he has lost his religious devotion and faith. Carrying a copy of the HolyBook in a dream means attaining power and acquiring knowledge.

The Holy Book in a dream also represents a husband, a wife, a son, or wealth. Ifa sick person sees it in his dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. Ifthe one who sees it in his dream is facing an enemy, it means that he will triumph over him.

If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent of his sins and turn to his Lord, or it could mean that he may receive an inheritance.

If one sees himself following innovations and he recognizes that in his sleep, his dream denotes a warning from God Almighty. Seeing the Holy Book in a dream also could mean seeing wonders, witnessing a miracle, hearing news, receiving happy news, or it could mean longevity for one who browse through it from cover to cover in his dream.

The Holy Book in a dream also represents gardens, heavens, places of worship, or a person one is commanded to obey, such as a ruler, or a father, a mother, one’s teacher, or shaikh, or it could mean making a true oath, receiving glad tidings, admonition or a warning. Seeing the Holy Book or any of the early divine revelations in a dream means that one may preside over people.

If one sees himself carrying the Holy Book, or even any book of revelations, and if when he opens it finds the pages blank with no writing inside it in the dream, it means that he portrays himself to be what he is not, or that he impersonates a scholar, or pretends to be religious. Kissing the Holy Book in a dream means revering what it contains and adhering to what it commands.

If one looks into the pages of the Holy Book and finds its lines crooked in a dream, it means that he lives satisfied with what he has, and fulfills his required duties accordingly. Stealing a copy of the Holy Book and hiding it in a dream means that one cheats in performing his own prayers, or fails to do them properly.

If one sees himself looking in the Holy Book, then writing from what he is reading on his own garment in the dream, it means that he interprets the Qur’imic revelation according to his own liking.

If one sees a Holy Book sitting in his lap, then if a chick comes and picks all the words written therein in a dream, it means that one will beget a child who will memorize and read the Holy Qur’an as an inheritance, and benefit from the piety of his father, and as a trust, a lawful earning and a source of strength in his life. Buying a copy of the Holy Book in dream means benefits, prosperity and becoming a renowned and a distinguished religious scholar.

If the Holy Book is snatched away from someone’s hands in a dream, it means that he will lose his knowledge, or perhaps lose his employment.

If one sees himself spreading the pages of the Holy Book on a flat surface in a dream, it means that he is seeking wisdom which he will get, or that he may receive an inheritance.

If one sees himself putting the Holy Book over his shoulders in a dream, it means that he will receive an appointment, or be entrusted with a duty to guard, or that he will memorize the Holy Qur’an. Ifone finds himself trying to eat the pages of the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he is a regular reader of the Qur’an. Ifone sees himself trying to eat the pages of the holy Book but is unable to do so in a dream, it means that he tries to memorize the Holy Qur’an from time to time but keeps forgetting what he learns. (Also see Qur’an)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Home often refers to security, basic needs, and strong rooted values. It is a very special and private place.

To dream of your childhood home and its memories indicates a desire to build a family. It may also reveal some aspects of your personality which were developed while you lived there. Going back to your old home or even visiting it in your dream can bring back old feelings that seem to be buried in the past. Dreams about being unable to find your home reflects a loss of faith and can point to a huge transition taking place in your present life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

To get stuck on something and be unable to get away.

A frequent dream symbol in cases of addiction. You feel emotionally imprisoned, as in Cage, Prison.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A hump in a dream represents a condition that will make one a celebrity, or it could represent a debt one is unable to pay. This is because one’s back is the point that carries his burdens.

A hump in a dream also may be interpreted as a burden, longevity, or bearing children. (Also see Hunchback)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Weapons)

A desire for conquest.

For what are you currently hunting, and is it truly something over which you should try 7 to take dominion?

Is the creature used as food, or is it being hunted in sport? If for food, this may be a type of hunger dream, or representative of your need for fulfillment.

If being hunted in sport, the animal may symbolize a coveted object or person that remains elusive.

(see Snow)

A potentially hazardous situation. Watch your footing.

The cooling of emotions or a relationship. Frigidity. Halted movement, feeling frozen and unable to act. Being frozen in ice: A type of death or cage dream.

An icicle: The masculine nature.

Making an ice carving: Chipping away at the walls that disguise the true self. Alternatively, a subliminal wish that the object portrayed (or its symbolic meaning) would either manifest or halt completely.

Hail: This ice falls from the sky and barrages the dreamers landscape, symbolizing a torrent of personal, social, political, or religious dogma that seems to overshadow simple, straightforward faith.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Hysterical actions in a dream are a sign of severe anxiety and intense feelings—you are unable to think and act rationally and logically.

If you have these dreams frequendy, consider seeking professional help!... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. One feels unable to cope with some nonsexual type of situation.

2. One feels threatened sexually. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of impotence reflect that you are feeling castrated, powerless, insecure, and afraid of making a mistake. You are venting out and releasing feelings of being unsupported, unable to express yourself, negative judgements, and extreme -criticism.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Surrounded by sadness or depression.

2. Unable to “stomach” something done or said to one. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: An injury will suggest a recent hurt, whereas a scar in a dream suggests that there are old hurts, which have not been fully dealt with. These may be mental and emotional as much as physical, and can remain unnoticed until we are reminded of them. Just as in physical injury there can be many kinds of scars, so there can also be in the other areas. We may, for instance, be left with a pattern of behaviour which is irritating to other people, but without the clear connection given by the dream image, we are unable to understand it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of an inquisition, bespeaks for you an endless round of trouble and great disappointment.

If you are brought before an inquisition on a charge of wilfulness, you will be unable to defend yourself from malicious slander.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Fear of being unable to handle a particular situation, either emotionally or intellectually.

2. Being unable to discern what is right or wrong.

3. Loss of control.

4. Not knowing on what course to proceed.

5. Irrational fear of something. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If in real life you dream about anything being turned inside out, this indicates that whatever you are doing may be counter-productive. You may be feeling a sense of failure or believe that you are unable to achieve your goals. On the other hand, your dream may symbolize that you should turn around your behavior, because it’s taking you in a direction you don’t want to go.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Loss of independence. Loss of room to maneuver. Somebody or yourself needs support. Inferiority complex, self-doubt, and anguish. You feel you have been injured. In spite of the obvious meaning, this image has a positive side: it is a reminder that we are also allowed to withdraw from normal activities. In this sense, the dream image often points to being one-sided in relation to work.

For instance, you do not have to do everything yourself and always be the best. It is important to accept and to admit helplessness. On the other hand, there is a belief that invalids are unable to act, which might indicate that you are asking too much of yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a jar represent that you are feeling contained, bottled up, and unable to express yourself. Perhaps you are preserving your feelings until the moment is right.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Man; Person) Seeing ajudge or a governor in a dream means involvement in the judicial business.

If one is appointed to be a judge in a dream, it means that he will be just and righteous.

If one sees himself sitting on the bench, but finds himself unable to handle people’s cases with justice, it means that he is an unjust person.

If one presides over people in a dream, it means that he may be dismissed from his job.

If a traveller becomes a judge in a dream, it means that he will be held up by robbers, or it could mean that God’s blessings upon him will turn into a curse.

If one sees a known judge being unjust in a dream, it means that the people of that locality are inequitable and that they cheat in their weights and measures.

If one sees himself standing before a judge, and if the judge treats him fairly in the dream, it means that he will find justice concerning a personal case involving himself and an adversary, or it could mean relief from depression and stress.

If the judge is inequitable in the dream, it means that one will lose to his adversary.

If someone sees a judge holding the scale of justice and that the scale tilts to one’s favor in the dream, it represents glad tidings of a great reward from God Almighty for one’s deeds. However, if the scale of justice tilts to the opposite direction, then it represents a warning from God Almighty for one to repent of his sins, or abandon his involvement in a sinful ventures. Ifone sees the judge weighing pennies or bad monies in the scale of justice, it means that one will give a false testimony which will be accepted.

If one sees himself as a judge, a wise man, a scholar, or a righteous man in a dream, it means that he will attain fame, good reputation, ascetic detachment and spiritual knowledge ifhe qualifies for that. Ifone is not suitable for such blessings, then it means that he will be falsely accused of a crime, or thathe maybe robbed during a trip. Ifajudge looks cheerfulin a dream, itmeans glad tidings. Seeing the bench of a judge in a dream means a scare or a fight. Seeing the seat of rulers, judges, speakers, scholars, or teachers in a dream means disturbance, sorrow, money, business losses, sickness, depression, or the surfacing of hidden secrets. Ifa sick person sees himself standing before ajudge in a dream, it means his death. However, if the case is decided to his favor in the dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.

If one who is facing adversities sees himself sitting in the judges bench in a dream, it means that he will triumph.

An unknown judge in a dream represents God Almighty.

A known judge in a dream represents a physician.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Fear or reservation about one’s abilities (being unable to sing one’s “song”).

2. Being dependent on others.

3. Desire to copy or imitate. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of kelp signify a tangled relationships that you are feeling stuck and unable to leave. Sea kelp is also a protein that can be nutritious for your hair and skin, representing the fact that sometimes relationships that appear to be undesirable on the surface are helping you to sort out important soul lessons beneath the surface. See Weed.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Locks)

Solutions to problems, especially ones that seem puzzling (e.g., “the key to the matter”). Opportunity unfolding.

Lost keys: Losing your way, or feeling unable to find the right resolution to a situation.

Using the wrong key in a dream signifies approaching a problem in the wrong way, with a solution that doesn’t really fit the situation.

Breaking a key means that a good idea got bungled somehow, probably by someone becoming too enthusiastic or pushy.

If this is the case, just start again with a calmer, paced approach.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Thigh; Limb) In a dream, one’s legs represent longevity, old age, or his source of income. Ifone sees his legs turned into iron in a dream, it means that he will live a long life.

If they turn into glass in the dream, it means that he will die shortly.

If he sees his legs crossed in a dream, it means that he has neared the term of his live, or that he is going to face a major challenge in his life, or that 252 he is a liar. Ifone sees the thighs ofawoman he recognizes in the dream, it means that he will marry that woman or a friend of hers. Hairy legs in a dream mean debts, or that one may die in a prison.

If one sees his leg twisted in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery. Legs in a dream also represent man’s wealth or his livelihood. In that sense, if one’s legs turn into iron in a dream, it represents a lasting prosperity. Ifhis legs turn into wood in a dream, it means that he will grow weaker and unable to earn for himself.

If one’s legs become glass or pottery in a dream, it means that he may die shortly, and that his property and wealth will be distributed to his heirs.

If one finds his leg shorter than usual in a dream, it means that he will lose some of his money.

If one walks on one foot in a dream, it means that he will lose half of his wealth. Ifboth legs are amputated in a dream, it means that he will lose everything he has.

If one’s leg seems fat in the dream, it denotes a good financial standing, or it could mean buying a good car, or receiving a pleasing gift.

If a woman sees herself having hairy legs in a dream, it means humiliation or a trick that she will play before her husband, or that her private life will become public knowledge, or that she will receive spiritual guidance after that she lived in heedlessness.

A leg in a dream also denotes hardships.

If one sees his legs banded or tide together in a dream, it means fear, poverty and adversities. Exposing one’s legs in a dream means abandoning prayers, and it could mean humiliation. Legs in a dream also signify writing, admonition, advice, reading a book, wisdom, one’s rank, pleasure, pitfalls, fault in advising, or wrong interpretation of religious matters. (Also see Foot; Thigh)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of having more than two legs, you are full of ideas and imagination, but they won’t all come true - you need to focus on what’s most important.

If you are unable to move your legs in your dream, you may have financial troubles.

To dream of having only one leg, or having an artifical leg, it means you are representing yourself falsely to friends.

If your dream strongly features someone else’s leg, you are envious of a friend in some way.

If you dream of having hairy legs, it’s time for you to reshape your thinking or change your goals. You need to eliminate unwanted thoughts and habits that are holding you back.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a leper means worries, resdessness, or danger in the near future. Becoming a leper: you are unable to see your true self. You feel separated from the people around you or not accepted by them; everything in life seems negative.

Depth Psychology: “Emotional garbage” is pushing up from the unconscious and is symbolized in the face of the dreamer. Lepers have always been shunned by society and forced to live in isolation. Seeing yourself as a leper: the harmony in your life, your spirit, is broken. Pay attention to other images in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Hitching; Jerking; Lameness) Limping in a dream means becoming incapacitated, or being unable to conclude a project one is pursuing. Limping in a dream also means acquiring knowledge, understanding one’s religion, or growing in wisdom. Limping in a dream also means travels.

If the limping is caused by one’s right leg in the dream, it could mean that an illness will inflict one’s son, Ifthe limping has affected the left legin the dream, it could mean that one’s daughter will be engaged. Ifone has no children, or if he has no plans to travel, then limping in a dream means a warning to set back, slow down and to be careful about his next move.

If one’s leg is dislocated in a dream, it means that his wife may get sick. Limping in a dream also means longevity, knowledge and religious understanding. Seeing a woman limping in a dream means receiving something deficient.

The same goes if a woman sees someone limping or hopping on one foot in her dream. Limping in a dream also represents trickery, perfidy, or treason. (Also see Lameness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Secrets and/or hidden aspects of personality.

2. Long hid­den or repressed emotions or problems (to see a school locker).

3. A phase of uncertainty, confusion (to be unable to open a locker). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Feeling lonely: a sign of your isolation. Has someone abandoned you? Were you unable to count on another person? Examine the rest of the dream symbols so you can act quickly. See Hermit, Orphan.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being lowly or humble usually refers to vulgarity, questionable morals or ethics, crude behavior (your own or someone else’s), or an emotional low.

The rest of the dream symbols are very important. See Shrinking. Luggage

Vision: Carrying heavy luggage is a sign that you cany a lot of emotional baggage and unnecessary- problems, problems of your own making. What is it that you are lugging around?

Vision: Dreaming about having strong, healthy lungs means a strenuous task is ahead.

If your lungs are weak: you are unable to deal with a task assigned to you.

Depth Psychology: The dream may be suggesting either a physical examination (particularly of the bronchial tubes and lungs), or that a difficult job lies ahead. Take a deep breath—its the only way to succeed m whatever vou have been asked to do.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Lynching appearing in a dream indicates that there is a complete lack of control of our emotions and we are unable to put a stop to our own destructiveness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If machinery is complex, it means life is complex.

2. If one feels awed by, unable to operate, machinery, then one feels overwhelmed by reality.

3. Powerful.

4. Smoothly running machinery means a smooth-running life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Unexpected attack from someone one doesn’t know.

2. If one kills the dog, then the unknown adversary is van­quished.

3. If running from a mad dog, one is unable to cope with an adversary.

4. If someone else kills the dog, it means that the dreamer has a good friend who will come to his/her aid. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To dream of being mad shows a feeling of restriction, of being unable to express yourself. Also see Asylum / Pyschiatric Hospital.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

Unable to see what should be obvious. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The “fiery” planet is named after the Greek god Ares and Roman god Mars. He was the god of war, spring and youth. Mars was the guardian of young men and was himself highly impetuous. Mars represents energy, aggression, violence, desire and the male sexual organs. He is sometimes the symbol of life and death. In mythology, Ares was often beaten and humiliated by his enemies. He was like an ill tempered child that was unable to receive the amount of credit that he desired. Thus, seeing this planet in your dreams may be symbolic of your own frustrations that lead to aggressive thoughts and feelings. Mars is a symbol of male energy. This energy, when used in positive ways, creates permanent change and transformation.

The dream maybe encouraging you to get in touch with raw emotions and desires, to ponder upon them, and then to use them to transcend difficulties.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Feeling bogged down, held back, losing ground, perhaps due to lack of self confidence or emotional support; may show the emotional dependence one gets stuck in between child and parent; or feeling unable to move be­cause of relationship with an overbearing person. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Bed; Sleeping pad) In a dream, a mattress represents comfort or a woman. Selling one’s mattress in a dream means divorcing one’s wife.

If one’s wife is sick, then selling one’s mattress means that she may die from her illness. Ifone sees a dog or a pig sleeping on his mattress in a dream, it means that an insolent person is having a secret affair with one’s wife. Ifthe mattress is stuffed with wool, cotton, or down in the dream, it represents a wealthy woman.

If the mattress is made of brocade or silk in the dream, it represents a Hindu woman.

If the color of the mattress is white in the dream, it represents a religious and a pious wife.

A green mattress in a dream represents a pious and a religious wife.

A black mattress in the dream represents a woman who is engaged in doing something for other than God’s pleasure. Buying a new and a beautifullooking mattress in a dream means marriage to a chaste and a beautiful woman.

If the new mattress is torn or damaged in the dream, it means living with an impious woman. Changing the place of one’s bed in a dream means divorce.

If one finds himselfunable to sleep on his bed in a dream, it means that he cannot have marital relationship with his wife, or perhaps he could be suffering from impotence.

If one tears his mattress in pieces in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery.

If he sees his mattress placed in front of the city hall in a dream, it means that he may assume an important political appointment.

An unknown mattress in an unknown place in a dream means buying, receiving, or inheriting a farmland.

A mattress in a dream also means bearing a son. Changing one’s mattress in a dream means leaving one’s wife for the sake of another woman.

If one does not like to sleep on his mattress in a dream and prefers to find another place to rest, it means that he will renounce his conjugal life. Folding one’s mattress and placing it aside in a dream means leaving one’s home for a long journey, divorcing one’s wife, or avoiding to sleep with her for one reason or another, or it could mean the death of either the husband or the wife. Sitting over one’s bed in a dream means gaining authority, or managing someone’s business. Sleeping in a dream means heedlessness, or it could mean peace and tranquility. (Also see Bed)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

Should you find your way out in your dream, your perplexities will be happily solved.

If you are unable to get out, beware of being dominated by insincere friends.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Feeling out of control and powerless when unable to meet one’s intended objective... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have a mole on your face or body suggests that something is interfering with your self-esteem or that you are unable to win the approval of others.

If you dream of getting a mole removed, you are feeling more confident about your abilities to make friends, or not worry unnecessarily about what people think.

To dream of seeing a mole - the animal - symbolizes destruction and unforeseen danger. You may be secretly plotting against others, are getting caught up in secret rivalries.

If you catch a mole in your dream, you will overcome your enemies and rise to success.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Swamp, Mud. Physical desires that are being repressed, that are dragging you down. Fear of death or fear of life. You are unable to move forward, and are being held back—pulled back—into the unconscious through fear of the feminine. On a positive note, the wild side of the character can be helpful in healing.

Folklore: Obstacle dream.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of being unable to open the mouth, danger of death (Gypsy). A dream due to physical conditions.... The Fabric of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of mucus represent that you are feeling emotionally stuffed up, unable to express yourself, and that you are removing negative elements from your life that have been causing you to feel sick. See Sick.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have the mumps suggests that you are unable to communicate your point across. Your voice is not being heard. Alternatively, it indicates pent up frustration and anger.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: A native person may represent emotions and instincts that have remained free and unfettered by civilization, often secret sexual desires that you are unable to live out. Accept these hidden desires in the same way you accept the more “noble” ones!... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your own neck indicates a communication issue. You may be feeling vulnerable and possibly unable to communicate your true feelings.

To dream of an aching neck may be a sign that you need to find the courage to speak clearly and be heard.

To dream of another person’s neck may suggest that information may come from a completely unexpected place - possibly the ‘mouths of babes.’... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If your nose in the dream is bigger dian in real life: you have an excellent chance of becoming influential and wealthy. But the dream is also a warning: don’t stick your nose where it doesn’t belong.

If the nose is smaller: be happy with the fortunes you already enjoy. Someone else pulling at your nose: take care of your own affairs. Pulling someone else’s nose: you obviously haven’t found the right partner yet. Being unable to breath through your nose: difficulties in a certain matter.

A man dreaming about his nose: he wishes he were a better lover. In a woman’s dream, the large nose of a man indicates that her sexual desires are very strong.

Depth Psychology: Think of what the dream wants to tell you: Who is it that you can’t stand? YVho or what “stinks to high heaven ‘? Are you constandy putting your nose where it does not belong? Do you always “follow your nose”? Do you have a particularly “good nose” for things and opportunities? Nostrils represent part of your personality. Did you see the Right or the Left nostril?

In a man’s dream, an exaggerated helmet (See Armor, Knight) is an indication of the dreamer’s need for safety. He is either afraid of other mens malice or concerned about his own masculinity.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Often in waking life we are unable to speak out against an injustice or a wrong move. Our dreams will often give us the opportunity to object or protest against such things.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Being unable to be objective about other people’s views or ideas.

2. Being unable to face situations or problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘At about two or three in the morning my wife Brenda and I were suddenly awoken from sleep by a noise. As we lifted our heads to listen we identified it as the handle on our children’s bedroom door being turned.

The house only had two bedrooms, and the children’s room was directly opposite ours. Both of us had had the same thought—”Oh no, it’s the children again.” Much to our annoyance they had been waking in the middle of the night claiming it was morning and time to play. We had tried to suppress it, but here it was again.

As these thoughts went through our minds we heard the sound of feet clomping down the stairs. This was strange as the children usually stayed in their room. Brenda got up, de­termined to get whoever it was back into bed. I heard her switch the light on, go down the stairs, switch the sitting room light on, and I followed her via the sounds of her movement as she looked in the kitchen and even toilet—we didn’t have a bathroom. Then up she came again and opened the children’s door—strange because we had assumed it had been opened. When she came back into our room she looked puzzled and a little scared. “They’re all asleep and in bed ‘ she said. ‘We talked over the mystery for some time, trying to under­stand just how we had heard the door handle rattle then foot­steps going down the stairs, yet the door wasn’t open. Also, the door handles on our doors were too high for the children to reach without standing on a chair. There was a stool in the children’s bedroom they used for that, yet it wasn’t even near the door when Brenda opened it.

Having no answer to the puzzle we stopped talking and settled to wait for sleep again. Suddenly a noise came from the children’s bedroom. It sounded like the stool being dragged and then the door handle turning again but the door not opening. “You go this time” Brenda said, obviously disturbed.

‘I opened our door quickly just in time to see the opposite door handle turn again. Still the door didn’t open. I reached across, turned the handle and slowly opened the door. It stopped as something was blocking it. Just then my daughter Helen’s small face peered around the door—high because she was standing on the stool. Puzzled by what had happened, I was careful what I said to her. “What do you want love?” I asked.

‘Unperturbed she replied, “I want to go to the toilet.” The toilet was downstairs, through the sitting room, and through the kitchen.

‘Now I had a clue so asked, “Did you go downstairs be­fore?”

“Yes,” she said, “but Mummy sent me back to bed.” * (Tony C).

This is an unusual example of an out of body experience (OBE). Mostly they are described from the point of view of the person projecting, and are therefore difficult to corroborate. Here, three people experience the OBE in their own way. From Tony and Brenda’s point of view what happened caused sensory stimuli, but only auditory. Helen’s statement says that she was sure she had physically walked down the stairs and been sent back to bed by her mother. Tony and Brenda felt there was a direct connection between what they were think­ing and feeling—get the children back to bed—and what Helen experienced as an objective reality.

OBEs have been reported in thousands in every culture and in every period of history.

A more general experience of OBE than the above might include a feeling of rushing along a tunnel or release from a tight place prior to the awareness of independence from the body. In this first stage some people experience a sense of physical paralysis which may be fright­ening (see paralysis). Their awareness then seems to become an observing point outside the body, as well as the sense of paralysis. Then there is usually an intense awareness of one­self and surroundings, unlike dreaming or even lucidity. Some projectors feel they are even more vitally aware and rational than during the waking state. Looking back on one’s body may occur here. Once the awareness is independent of the body, the boundaries of time and space as they are known in the body do not exist. One can easily pass through walls, fly, travel to or immediately be in a far distant place, witnessing what may be, or appears to be, physically real there.

Sir Auckland Geddes, an eminent British anatomist, de­scribes his own OBE, which contains many of these features. Example: Becoming suddenly and violently ill with gas­troenteritis he quickly became unable to move or phone for help. As this was occurring he noticed he had an A and a B consciousness.

The A was his normal awareness, and the B was external to his body, watching. From the B self he could see not only his body, but also the house, garden and sur­rounds. He need only think of a friend or place and immedi­ately he was there and was later able to find confirmation for his observations. In looking at his body, he noticed that the brain was only an end organ, like a condensing plate, upon which memory and awareness played.

The mind, he said, was not in the brain, the brain was in the mind, like a radio in the play of signals. He then observed his daughter come in and discover his condition, saw her telephone a doctor friend, and saw him also at the same time.

Many cases of OBE occur near death, where a person has died* of a hean attack for instance, and is later revived. Be­cause of this there are attempts to consider the possibility of survival of death through study of these cases. In fact many people experiencing an OBE have a very different view of death than prior to their experience.

Early attempts to explain OBEs suggested a subtle or astral body, which is a double of our physical and mental self, but able to pass through walls. It was said to be connected to the physical body during an OBE by a silver cord—a son of life­line which kept the physical body alive. This is like the con­cept that the people we dream about are not creations of our own psyche, but real in their own right. Whatever one may believe an OBE to be, it can be observed that many people in this condition have no silver cord, and have no body at all, but are simply a bodiless observer, or are an animal, a geo­metric shape, a colour or sound (see identity and dreams).

The person’s own unconscious concepts of self seem to be the factor which shapes the form of the OBE. If, therefore, one feels sure one must travel to a distant point, then in the OBE one travels.

If one believes one is immediately there by the power of thought, one is there.

If one cannot conceive of existing without a body, then one has a body, and so on.

This approach explains many aspects of the OBE, but there is still not a clear concept of what the relationship with the physical world is.

The many cases of OBE which occur during a near-death experience also suggest it may be connected with a survival response to death; not necessarily as a way of trying to transcend death, but perhaps as a primeval form of warning relatives of death.

If there is survival of death, then the OBE may be an anticipatory form, or a preparatory condition lead­ing to the new form. See hallucinations, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Manuals and procedures are an integral part of today’s world, so being unable to find the right page in such a booklet suggests there may be a problem with how to complete a task in a working environment.

The page being missing suggests we have not been given the correct information in the first place. Such dreams can be categorized as anxiety dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The feeling of panic suggests lack of control and confusion.

If the primary emotion in your dream was panic, consider the details and try to understand its cause. Do you feel fear, a sense of confused helplessness, or were you unable to make a quick and accurate decision? Answering these questions will enable you to understand the message in this dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of feeling panicked, indicates a lack of control in your life. You may be feeling powerless in some situation or unable to make a clear decision.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming that you or someone else is paralyzed could be very frightening. Depending on the details of your dream and your current situation in life, there are several different, but equally reasonable interpretations.

The fear that paralyzes you in the dream may be symbolic of the fear that you are experiencing in daily life. You may feel somewhat unable to change a current situation which may manifest itself in your dream in a form of paralysis. In addition, this dream may be cautioning you to stay still and do nothing for now in regard to a real-life situation that is on your mind and may be problematic for you. In the dream you may be “frozen with fear” and it is up to you decipher what that fear is and what it represents.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably experiencing great fear or suppression. Literally we are unable to make a move in any direction. Dealing with conscious fears will allow us access to those fears that have only been available in the dream state.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Lameness, Numbness)

The inability to make a decision leaves you in a corner or leads to a dead end.

A part of yourself has remained unexpressed or underdeveloped, and therefore it is unable to integrate properly, causing arrested progress. Look to see what region of your body is paralyzed for more insight.

For example, having your hand paralyzed might reflect an inability to give charitably or accept aid when it’s offered.

Fear and other intense emotions that leave you unable or unwilling to act.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are paralyzed and cannot move, you may feel unable to deal with a situation in real life. You could be frustrated that you can’t change anything, or you are having troubles expressing your feelings.

To dream that someone else is paralyzed, means you feel that someone you know is letting you down by not helping you in some situation, or by not taking charge of their own affairs.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of peanut butter represents your difficulty in articulating your opinions and insights. Dreaming of peanut butter may also symbolize a misunderstanding, particularly when you are unable to express what you truly mean.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a pedal symbolize -empowerment and your ability to move forward in live via your own efforts.

If you dream of a gas pedal, then your forward motion is being accelerated.

If you dream of being unable to reach the pedal, then you are venting out your frustration at feeling incapable of accessing your own energy.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The physician in a dream is not only a symbol of your own self-healing powers, but he or she can also take on the role of an advisor, or father, an authority figure, or a guiding presence.

Vision: A physician-dream is a warning of some kind or expresses an exaggerated fear of illness. It might also suggest that your illness needs treatment. Speaking to a physician: a good sign that the illness can be cured. But no matter what, do pay more attention to your health. Being the physician: a sign of profound self-knowledge or a desire for a better social position.

Depth Psychology: If the physician is an old man: you are unable to cope with something and are searching for advice or for help.

The dream image of the physician is always a symbol of the power- fill healing capacity of the soul. It is often the image of a wise man and strong father.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of an open portal symbolizes a new opportunity.

If you walked through, you will take the opportunity.

If you have a choice of many portals in your dream, this represents a difficult decision you must make in real life.

If you are unable to find the portal to get out of someplace, your dream is telling you that you’re on a “road to nowhere” in your life - you must make changes in the direction your life is heading.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Most spiritual paths respect or require material poverty so that spiritual wealth may be acquired. “Blessed are the poor” said Matthew in 5:3. In medieval times they called it a “perfect poverty,” where the individual would give up material wealth and seek spiritual development. In Islam, this quest for spiritual development through material poverty is called “faqr.” If in real life you are not poor, dreaming that you live in poverty or experiencing great poverty in your dreams may be considered a dream of the contrary or a compensatory dream. Superstition based dream interpretations would say that if you are poor in your dream you will gain material luck in the near future. Dreaming about poverty may be interpreted in the light of what is going on in your daily life (as do most dream interpretations). Thus, if you are on a upward swing and are doing really well financially, you may have a compensatory dream of being poor. This is simply a way by which you obtain psychic balance. However, if you are experiencing financial stress, dreaming of being poor may be a way for you to cope with fear and anxiety that you are unable to cope with directly.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To be in a printing office in dreams, denotes that slander and contumely will threaten you To run a printing office is indicative of hard luck.

For a young woman to dream that her sweetheart is connected with a printing office, denotes that she will have a lover who is unable to lavish money or time upon her, and she will not be sensible enough to see why he is so stingy. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

A dream about a promise is related to friends, and its meaning depends whether you gave or received the promise.

If you gave it, you are likely to forgive an enemy and gain a friend.

If you were unable to keep a promise you gave, you are not ready to forgive somebody, even though you might want to.

If someone made you a promise, an unexpected event will reveal that a so-called friend is really an enemy.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dire sexual need unconnected to feelings of care or respect, sexuality breaking out of deadening moral restric­tions. Woman’s dream: unacknowledged sexual longings, feelings of ‘cheapness’ or guilt in sex, desire to be more free sexually. Woman dreaming another woman is prostitute: one’s own hidden desires; feeling the other woman is promis­cuous or might be in competition with her, uncertainty about her own sexual value. Man’s dream wishing a woman was more available; wish that sexual relationships were as simple as an exchange of cash; being ill at ease about his sexual practices; feeling unable to break free of sexual dependence on panner/mother. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To find yourself in quicksand while dreaming, you will meet with loss and deceit.

If you are unable to overcome it, you will be involved in overwhelming misfortunes.

For a young woman to be rescued by her lover from quicksand, she will possess a worthy and faithful husband, who will still remain her lover. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Reading the front page of a letter, a paper, or a book in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Reading the last page, or the back cover of a book in a dream means indebtedness. Reading a book in a dream also means receiving an inheritance.

If one finds himself as a lettered person and if he reads well in his dream, it means that he will attain a high ranking job.

If one sees himself reading his book of records in a dream, it means that he will repent for his sins. Reading a book in another language in a dream means travelling to such a country, or going to places one is not familiar with and performing ajob that will earn him fame.

If one sees himself reading a book in a foreign language and is unable to properly decipher its words in a dream, it means that he will escape from a potential danger he could face in such a land, or it could mean falling sick in a foreign country, then recovering from one’s illness before returning to one’s homeland. (Also see Language; Qur’anic recital; Reckoning)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

Recurring dreams can be highly useful and important to analyze. They happen for one of two reasons: (1) they reflect an unhealthy pattern that you have fallen into in real life, and they are trying to show you that your behaviour is not helping you be happy. Or, (2) they represent unresolved feelings, such as anger or sadness over a past situation that you have not healed from. In many recurring dreams, your sleeping self is trying to solve a problem - or confront an emotion - that you are unable to face in real life. Whatever the subject of your recurring dream is, you can be sure it is reflecting something in your current life situation, even if the dream takes you back in time. Use the Dream Dictionary to analyze the major symbols and events in your dream, to piece together its message. Think carefully about what in your life might be causing you continual stress or worry.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are renting (or trying to rent) a house or apartment, this foretells new endeavors that will be lucky and/or profitable for you.

If you dreamed of collecting rent, you can expect a period of financial strain.

If you dreamed of paying rent, you are in for a season of troubles. However, if you dreamed that you were unable to pay rent when it was due, a pleasant surprise and/or unexpected gain is sure to come. Also see “Rental Car”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream you are in a resort is your body’s way of saying that you are overworked or overstressed. You need to relax. Alternatively, it may be a metaphorical ‘last resort.’ Get help from others if you are unable to resolve it by yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams about being on top of a roof signifies readiness to enter a new stage of your life, or to accept new spiritual ideas.

To dream that the roof is falling in, suggests that you high ideals are crashing down on you. Perhaps you are unable to live up to your own high expectations.... My Dream Interpretation

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Rope, like chain, speaks of bondage and of being restricted. In a positive context though, it is a picture of strength and security. (As in the threefold cord that cannot be broken) • Positive: To dream of being tied to your spouse or to someone you love speaks of unity with the Lord.

• A ship is tied to the dock with a rope, representing security.

• A threefold cord speaks of strength and unity. It can be a very positive thing if it is tying a couple together in marriage.

• I recall a vision when my husband Craig and I were receiving ministry about being married. Apostle Les saw a vision of us tied together with strong ropes that could not be broken.

• Because my parents had been divorced, I feared the same thing in my own life.

The Lord made me a strong promise that I had nothing to fear. I am glad to say that our marriage is going stronger than ever! • With my husband, myself and the Lord, we are a picture of a threefold cord that could not be broken.

• Ecclesiastes 4:12 And if a one is overwhelmed, two can stand together; a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Negative:

To dream of having your hands tied is a picture of being restricted and unable to do the things you need to do.

• Being tied by rope to something could also indicate that you are being bound by whatever that object or person represents in your dreams.

• Being bound by a rope can speak of the work of the enemy to bind you and prevent you from doing what the Lord wants you to do, just like Delilah bound Samson.

• Judges 15:13 ...And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock.

• A rope attaching you to someone else could speak of a spiritual bond that needs to be broken. In the spirit, you might see a person tied with cords that are in turn attached to various people.

• If the people you see are family members, then that rope is a picture of generational bondage.

• You can also see this in relation to past mentors or friends that you have not fully let go yet.

If you see this vision, then the Lord is telling you to let those people go and to move on.

• For more on how to break spiritual links, read The Way of Blessing. See also: Cords, Chains.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

The Complete Dream Book

To dream of being bound by ropes, or of binding someone else, is a sign that you will be unable to succeed in your present plans.... The Complete Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are demonstrating a lack of emotional security. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require in life.

If we arc conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are conscious of time running out.

2- Sand can represent impcrman- ence. Building sand castles is something of a fantasy occupation since they will be washed away by the tide.

To dream of doing this would indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not have permanence and mav be an illusion.

3- Spiritually, sand represents the impcrmanence of the physical life and can suggest having to approach death or change in some wav.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Sand in a dream suggests a degree of instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are not feeling particularly emotionally secure. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require from life.

If we are conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are aware of time running out; we perhaps need to be certain we are making best use of our resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A scar in a dream suggests that there are old hurts which have not been fully dealt with. These may be mental and emotional as much as physical, and can remain unnoticed until we are reminded of them. Just as in physical injury there can be many kinds of scars, so there can also be in the other areas. We may, for instance, be left with a pattern of behaviour which is irritating to other people, but without the clear connection given by the dream image, we arc unable to understand it.

2- It will often be significant which area of the body is scarred in the dream.

The nervous system can develop ways of giving information without us being conscious of it. This may give some indication of the area of life that is affected bv the trauma.

If we see someone else who has been scarred it may be necessary to discover if we are the ones who have hurt others in the past.

If this is so, there are various techniques we can use in the waking state to help us release others cither from the hurt we or they have inflicted.

The healing may then be recorded in dreams by the loss of the scar.

3- Spiritually, a scar may suggest that something negative and harmful has occurred, which is an external force rather than internal. We mav not have dealt with it as well as we might.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of attending school and being unable to learn shows an undertaking that the dreamer does not understand (Artemidorus). ... The Fabric of Dream

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are in school indicates that you sill harbor unsettled feelings and emotions about your youth. You may feel insufficient and unable to perform a task to the best of your ability. You may be experiencing some sort of divine revelation.

If you are still in school and you dream about school, then this can simply be a reflection of your experiences. In addition, a dream that takes place in school may represent morals that you have been taught throughout your life. *See Teacher... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are screaming, symbolizes anger and fear. It is an expression of your powerful emotions which you have kept pent up inside.

If you try to scream, but no sound comes out, it means that you need to immediately confront some situation. Perhaps you are unable to pinpoint your fears or feelings.

To hear the screaming of others indicates that you are likely to hear distressing news.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) has said : “Whosoever sees me in his dream he has truly seen me. For, the devil is unable to assume my form”.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Divorce)

An alternative type of desertion dream.

Seeing something that is whole divide into two parts equates to either a situational separation (such as in relationships), or purposefully separating your conscious self from a portion of subconscious awareness / feelings.

Separation into several sections may reveal your own multifaceted nature and parts of yourself that you are unwilling or unable to recognize consciously. This can also be an indicator of multiple personality disorder; however, any such serious malady should be professionally determined, not assumed or hypothesized.

Separating yourself from a person or situation in a dream is often a signal from your subconscious that you are actually ready to break those ties and venture out alone.... The Language of Dreams

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Feeling that one is unable to function well on one’s own.

2. Goes along with the crowd.

3. Defenseless in the face of adversity.

4. Useful to others. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being shocked by something, you will gain a new awareness about a real life situation that has been causing you frustration.

If you dream of being “frozen in shock”, you feel unable to deal with the situation that’s giving you trouble. You could be upset that you can’t change anything, or you are having troubles expressing your feelings. Also see “Electrocution.”... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Uneasiness; unspoken feelings; expectancy, being unable to voice one’s feelings, condoning; absence of life— death. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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

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

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

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be sinking in a dream suggests a loss of confidence. We may be in despair at something we have done, and feel hampered by the circumstances.

To see someone else sinking would suggest we are aware of a difficulty which perhaps needs our help. We may feel we are losing ground within a relationship or situation. What we are sinking into could be important.

To be sinking in water would suggest a particular emotion is threatening to en,gulf us.

To be sinking in sand or a bog indicates that we feci there is no safe ground for us.

2- A sinking feeling in dreams usually suggests worry or fear. Emotionally we arc unable to maintain our usual happiness. We may feel that we are not in control, and that we cannot maintain forward movement.

To see an object sinking may suggest that we are about to lose something we value.

3- Both spiritually and physically, to be sinking is to be getting into a situation where we are unable to see clearly or to perceive the best course of action.

For sensitives, this may be when the negativity of others threatens to overwhelm us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Both spiritually and physically, to be sinking is to be getting into a situation where we are unable to see clearly or to perceive the best course of action.

For sensitives, this may be when the negativity of others threatens to overwhelm us.

The entries for drowning, emotions, quicksand and water will provide additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A sinking feeling in dreams usually suggests worry or fear. Emotionally we are unable to maintain our usual happiness. We may feel that we are not in control, and that we cannot maintain forward movement.

To see an object sinking may suggest that we are about to lose something we value.

A sink as a water receptacle symbolizes the way we hold onto our emotions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of speaking signify that you have a desire to get a message across. Consider the words you speak and to whom.

If you are wanting to speak in your dream but are unable to, then this dream is trying to show you that your life circumstances are inhibiting you or you are being blocked or edited by your own inner critic. See Telephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

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

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Many people have unpleasant dreams of being chased and/or stalked.

If the dreamer has these issues in her daily life, then the fear experienced during the day may be entering her dream state. However, most people that have a dream about being stalked are not stalked in reality.

The dream is symbolic and brings up issues regarding persisting problems or prevailing difficulties.

The dream could represent one side of the dreamer’s personality attempting to catch up with the other.

For example, if the dreamer is doing something hurtful to himself or has a bad habit or addiction, the stalker in the dream may represent that negative part of the dreamer’s personality or life.

The dream stalker could represent your conscious, a prevailing problem, or a goal that you have been putting off and unable to pursue.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Unable to communicate with others (like a statue).

2. Someone one idolizes. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

To dream of sterilising something suggests a need for cleansing at a deep level. We wish to get rid of hurts or traumas and are prepared to put in the efTort to do so. ‘Sterilising’ a situation maybe taking the emotion out of it.

For a woman to dream of being sterilised, either by an operation or otherwise, may be connecting with her feeling of powcrlessness as a woman. In a man’s dream sterilisation may- suggest sexual dissatisfactions or doubts about his self-image.

3- Sterilisation in a spiritual sense is ambivalent. It can either suggest cleanliness of spirit, or an aspect of the Self which is unable to grow.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Unable to “swallow” the word or action one is given... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Taking a trip, but unable to deviate in it because the car runs on tracks.

2. Desire (from the play a streetcar named desire). ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are under stress is a reflection of the stress that you are experiencing in your waking life. Your real life stress that has been carried over into your dream state. Even in your sleep, you may be unable to relax.

The dream may call attention to setbacks, obstacles, self-doubts, criticism that you are facing in some waking situation or relationship. You need to take some time away from whatever is stressing you out, and spend time relaxing and taking care of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Area of one’s life where one is unable to take action.

2. Former skill now unavailable to one. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are stuck singifies helplessness and feeling of being unable to escape from life’s problems and worries. You have lost confidence in yourself and in your ability to move ahead in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a stump, foretells you are to have reverses and will depart from your usual mode of living.

To see fields of stumps, signifies you will be unable to defend yourself from the encroachments of adversity.

To dig or pull them up, is a sign that you will extricate yourself from the environment of poverty by throwing off sentiment and pride and meeting the realities of life with a determination to overcome whatever opposition you may meet. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Unable to reach one’s intellectual goals.

2. Unable to satisfy psychological needs.

3. Being suppressed by someone with more power. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you swallow something, or that you have trouble swallowing, indicates that you are holding back your feelings or words. You may feel unable to express your anger, or to say what you really think. Alternatively, your dream may be telling you that you need to swallow your pride.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a swing signify that you are going back and forth, unable to make up your mind. This dream can also signify that you are joyously experiencing your own sacred rhythm, and perhaps getting into the swing of things. Consider the feeling tone. See Pendulum.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Couturier; Marriage) A tailor in a dream represents unity, a peacemaker, a scribe, a secretary, or an officiant who conducts the marriage ceremony and witnesses the signing agreement.

A tailor in a dream also represents someone who regrets his wrongdoing, or amends his conduct for the better.

To become a tailor and sew one’s own garments in a dream means struggling to build one’s livelihood. Ifone sees himselfunable to do a good sewingjob in a dream, it means that he is trying to bring opposites together but to no avail. Sewing a robe for a woman in a dream means that he will be afflicted with a major trial.

If one sees himself as a tailor or altering garments in a dream, it means prosperity, setting up a business venture, getting married, having a progeny, or putting things where they belong.

A tailor in a dream also represents piety and a good character. (Also see Shoemaker; Alterations)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you pay your taxes, foretells you will succeed in destroying evil influences rising around you.

If others pay them, you will be forced to ask aid of friends.

If you are unable to pay them, you will be unfortunate in experiments you are making. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are paying taxes suggests you will succeed in overcoming your enemies and destroying the evil influences in your life.

If you dream that you are unable to pay taxes, you may be involved in shady or ill-conceived activities. Change your actions or suffer a run of bad luck.... My Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Being in front of a classroom in a dream may indicate your desire to teach others or to share what you know. Teaching in a dream may compensate for feelings that you are unable to influence others in the way you would like Standing in front of an empty classroom may signify feelings of frustration that no one seeks your knowledge or advice.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Self-expression, likely a protest, is met with hostility.

2. Feeling unable to “breathe,” suffocated and in need of some personal space, likely in a relationship. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Acrimony; Dice; Grasping; Longevity; Migration) Falling teeth in a dream means longevity, or living past one’s contemporaries. Collecting one’s lost teeth in a dream means longevity, or it could mean having a large progeny.

If one cannot find his teeth in the dream, it means that his family will die before him, or that a member of his clan will emigrate to a new land. Ifone finds a lost tooth in a dream, it means the return of an immigrant to his homeland.

If the upper teeth fall into one’s hand in the dream, they represent profits. Ifthey fall in his lap in the dream, they mean a son, and if they fall on the floor in the dream, they means death.

If the lower teeth fall in the dream, they mean pain, sufferings, sorrows and distress. Falling teeth in a dream also mean paying one’s debts.

If a tooth falls in a dream, it means payment of a loan, while the number of fallen teeth represent the number of debts to be satisfied.

If one’s teeth fall without pain or a cause in the dream, then they represent worthless deeds.

If they fall because of a gum disease or cause pain in the dream, then they mean being forced to part with something from one’s house.

If the front teeth fall and cause pain and bleeding in the dream, they represent one’s incompetence or inability to complete a project.

If the front teeth fall without pain or bleeding in the dream, then they mean losing one’s property. Falling teeth in a dream also denote a long illness that may not necessarily culminate in death. Ifone collects his fallen teeth in a dream, it also means that he can no longer conceive children.

If one’s teeth fall into his lap in the dream, it means having a large progeny.

If one’s wife is pregnant, and if he pulls out a tooth without difficulty or pain in the dream, it means that his wife will give birth to a son.

If his gums bleed, it means that he will forsake his family, except ifhe owed someone money, then it means that he will be asked to pay, or that he will be forced to comply. Collecting fallen teeth in a dream also means saying something one will regret.

If a religious person loses his teeth in a dream, it means that he should be more assiduous in his devotion, and votive fasting will surely help him as a start.

If one loses his teeth and finds himself unable to eat properly in the dream, it also means poverty. Falling teeth in a dream also denote spending one’s money to acquire spiritual knowledge, then recuperating one’s investment through a new and a blessed business. (Also see Body’; Pain; Tooth) ... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: The telephone says a lot about your personal “connections.” A telephone ringing: yrou will “get the message” about a certain matter. Are you calling long-distance? Are you told the number has been disconnected? Both possibilities are a sign of relationship problems. Being unable to make a connection means that—in real life—vou “can’t connect” either! Hearing a phone ring: you will soon get a negative reply or cancellation. Having a positive conversation on the phone: expect an important contract.

The party you are calling is not answering: you made arrangements for a meeting, but the other party will not show up. Hearing the phone ring in your sleep but you are not answering: you are afraid of your innermost feelings or denying them.

Depth Psychology: The telephone reflects your personal relationships and your contact with your unconscious. Are you feeling lonely? Do you receive few or no phone calls during the day? The rest of the dream symbols are very important because they may give you useful insights or helpful hints.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a telephone number symbolize the importance of making contact or getting your message through to a particular person.

If you are unable to dial the numbers or unable to establish a connection, this symbolizes a challenge/breakdown in communication with this person. Consider the numbers you dial and whether or not you are able to get through.

If you do make contact, then this can signify your ability to telepathically communicate with this person. See Number and Phone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

If you are watching a video or television movie and are able to follow the story, note that the main character in the movie represents yourself. Whatever sort of program you are watching, if you are able to follow it in your dream, it relates to you and your present problems or situation. Relate it to the universal and personal symbolism given in the earlier part of this book.

If you are unable to choose which video to play, you need to examine your choices in life or work and give good thought to where you want to go.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are experiencing tension or stress is a reflection of real-life feelings of being overwhelmed. Your waking stress that has been carried over into your dream state. Even in your sleep, you may be unable to relax.

The dream may call attention to setbacks, obstacles, self-doubts, criticism that you are facing in some waking situation or relationship. You need to take some time away from whatever is stressing you out, and spend time relaxing and taking care of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: In women’s dreams, the thumb is not a phallic symbol, but a sign of her productivity and ability to persevere. When the thumb is injured: you are unable to use your energies productively or you are repressing them. Having a very large thumb: you are fearful of losing your freedom; but it also symbolizes courage and a fighting spirit. Cutting your thumb: be prepared for obstacles that people will throw in your path. See Cutting, Finger, Hand.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Buildings

1- A tower in a dream usually represents a construction which we have developed in our lives. This may be an inner attitude or an outer life.

To dream of a tower with no door suggests we are out of touch with our inner selves.

A tower with no windows signifies that we arc unable to sec and appreciate either our external good points or our inner ones.

An ivory tower suggests an innocent approach.

A square tower signifies a practical approach to life, whereas a round tower is more spiritually geared.

A round tower at the end of a square building is the combination of the practical and spiritual.

2- Psychologically if we arc to live life as fully as we can, we need to understand our own tower. In dreams it may appear initially as far away and later coming closer. How we get into the tower may be important. Shallow steps would indicate that to explore our inner self may be easy. More difficult steps may indicate that we are fairly private individuals.

If the door is barred we arc not ready to explore our unconscious self.

If the door is closed we must make an effort to get in.

If inside the tower is dark, we are still afraid of our subconscious.

The dreamer, having been given these suggestions, should be able to interpret other symbolism.

The hidden room in the tower would have the same significance as in a house.

3- The tower is ambivalent in the spiritual sense, since it can be feminine in the shelter it affords and masculine because of its shape. It suggests ascent to the spiritual realms, but also descent to the practical.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A tower in a dream usually represents the construction of our lives – our inner attitude, outer life or both.

The tower or tall building is such a rich source of imagery that it is feasible to give only the most easily identifiable. Familiarity with our own tower in the waking state will act as a trigger for many other potent images. Thus: to dream of a tower with no door suggests we are out of touch with our inner selves.

A tower with no windows signifies that we are unable to see and appreciate either our external good points or our inner ones.

An ivory tower suggests an innocent approach.

A square tower signifies a practical approach to life, whereas a round tower is more spiritually geared.

A round tower at the end of a square building is the combination of the practical and spiritual.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Unable to disguise by pretense or deceit... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

When interpreting this dream, consider all of the details and the quality of your experience. Did you see a light at the end of the tunnel, or were you trapped in a tunnel unable to determine your location? The tunnel could represent a variety of things.

If it was not an unpleasant experience, it may symbolize a transitional period and a passage into new levels of understanding or ways of living. Freud thought that any tunnel-like object represented the vagina.

A tunnel in a dream may also be a symbol representing the archetype of the feminine.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see or wear a tutu in your dream, represents your understanding of the principles of balance and grace. You carry yourself with much poise and get along well with others. Alternatively, this dream can also mean that you feel unable to attain and measure up to society’s ideals of beauty.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

An open umbrella in a dream means the dreamer is unable to listen to her own inner feelings, and needs to learn to do this.

A closed umbrella signifies readiness to pay attention to one’s own emotional needs and instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Doubt) In a dream, uncertainty means heedlessness or being allured by Satan. Uncertainty and doubt about all religions in a dream represents adjuration and ingratitude.

If a person who is concerned about religious explanations sees himself unable to recognize what faith he belongs to, or what direction to turn to in a dream, it represents doubt and lack of knowledge or certitude.

If a seeker or a student on the path sees himself searching at no avail for a place to pray in a dream, it represents a blocking on his path, or obstruction of his learning. As for a merchant, uncertainty in a dream represents obstacles hindering his efforts from receiving any significant benefits from his business.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an undertow signify that you are feeling overwhelmed and out of control with emotions and passion. You may be venting out your fear of being seduced or unable to stand your ground in the face of a persuasive person.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Overcome by life, unable to fight back.

2. One needs to learn how to navigate one’s life better.

3. In “over one’s head.” 4.

If breathing underwater, one has returned—temporarily and emotionally—to the womb. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Any violence in dreams is a reflection of our own inner feeling, sometimes about ourselves, sometimes about the situations around us. Often the type of violence is worthy of notice if we are fully to understand ourselves.

2- When we arc unable because of social pressures or circumstance to express ourselves properly, we can find ourselves behaving violently in dreams.

If others are behaving violently towards us we may need to take care in waking life not to upset others.

3- A sense of spiritual injustice maybe represented by scenes or acts of violence in a dream.

The dreamer should equate this with recent spiritual events.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are unable because of social pressures or circumstances to express ourselves properly, we can find ourselves behaving violently in dreams.

If others are behaving violently towards us we may need to take care in waking life not to upset others, or it may be that subconsciously we are aware of others’ distress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

As with all strange women who appear in a man’s dream, this image represents his own feminine side, which in case of a mother complex he is unable to integrate.

In a woman’s dream, it represents her own unknown, often disowned, feminine side. It also reflects a strong connection to the father, egocentricity in love, and possible frigidity. See Defloration.

Something new should be undertaken. Also a warning about an action that cannot be undone.

The action of the virgin in the dream points to unknown characteristics and behaviors of the dreamer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you dream of winning a bet, you can be sure that fortune smiles on you.

If you dream of losing one, or if you are unable to put up the wager, then you will find yourself beset with misfortunes and losses. Making a wager represents a dishonest turn of the mind.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you should dream of winning a wager fortune smiles on you but if you dream that you lose one or you are unable to put the wager up then you will find yourself railing against misfortunes and losses. Making a wager denotes a dishonest turn of mind.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Walls as dream images are generally considered obstacles and sources of isolation or confinement. Some people are emotionally guarded and feel unable to express themselves freely.

If you are such a person, this dream symbol might be pointing to the walls that you have built around yourself. Additionally, if you are experiencing challenges and seemingly impenetrable difficulties in daily life, the wall in your dream may be a reflection of those factors. Consider your current situation and attempt to identify the source of the walls in your dream. Climbing the wall suggests that you are becoming prepared or are able to overcome difficulties and/or challenges. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A warrant represents permission from a higher authority, either spiritual or physical. Il will depend on the type of warrant as to what action the dreamer needs to take.

For instance, a search warrant suggests looking at one’s motives, whereas a warrant for arrest indicates we need to slop carrying out a particular action.

2- When we arc unable to make decisions, dream images can often help us. fhe warrant opens up possibilities of which we may not have been aware.

3- fhe dreamer may be seeking spiritual permission for some reason, and this can be symbolised by a warrant.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A character obsessed with vanity and unable to be pinned down, Warren Beatty may make a short appearance as Hermes, the messenger god. His reflection to a man may be his inability to commit. He may also deliver the message that it is never too late to embrace: he institution of marriage or a real commitment to a woman. In a woman’s dream, Wrarren may appear as the charming bad-hoy lover who seduces hrr inro thinking that she is the one.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If you are troubled with warts on your person, in dreams, you will be unable to successfully parry the thrusts made at your honor.

To see them leaving your hands, foretells that you will overcome disagreeable obstructions to fortune.

To see them on others, shows that you have bitter enemies near you.

If you doctor them, you will struggle with energy to ward off threatened danger to you and yours. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person sees his donkey as weak, unable to walk or carrying a burden or walk uphill it means he will become unprosperous.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. One is afraid that he/she may be getting into a situation where he/she will be trapped.

2. The dreamer’s desire to protect him/herself, laying out a trap for others.

3. One feels trapped, unable to escape a situation, such as a bad job. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being in a wedding party means good news.

If single, you might be ready to make a lasting commitment to someone. Are you married? Get ready, children are on the way. Dreaming about a honeymoon means big surprises. You see many wedding guests: you are spending way too much money—or losing it.

Depth Psychology: If you are young, a wedding dream may indicate sexual needs you are unable to live out.

If you are married, the people in the dream remind you of your own wedding and the expectations connected with it, expectations that either have been fulfilled or have not—depending on the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of lifting weights, then you are building up your emotional and psychological strength to handle the challenges you face or to carry the burden that have been weighing heavy on you.

If you dream of being overweight or underweight, then this could be a venting dream assisting you to release your concerns with being unable to take control of your life. Alternatively, if you dream of something or someone that is heavy, then this can also reflect effectiveness, power and status, as in a “heavy hitter.” And perhaps this dream is a message for you to carry your own weight.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If traveling through it, one feels he/she is able to han­dle anything that occurs.

2. If traveling through it, one may feel unable to cope with its dangers. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Tired, wasted, unable to carry on.

2. Feeling old.

3. Feeling sexually inadequate. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Looking through a window and seeing a beautiful landscape may represent your desire for greater satisfaction and more peace in your life.

If you are seeing something familiar, you may be able to perceive the situation in a new way and gain some insight. Some say that a window may represent a time frame, A closed window symbolizes a fear that you are unable to communicate effectively, and an opened window may be symbolic of a desire for a new life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

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

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about the living dead may carry a powerful message.

If you are “walking around like a zombie,” it usually means that you are emotionally disconnected from things going on around you. You may be experiencing unhealthy detachment and are unable to appropriately feel positive or negative emotions. Currently, you may be out of touch and outside of the main flow of life. This dream could positively sever you and help you to become aware of emotional issues and circumstances in daily life that are difficult to face.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Recent Searches