Life’s roles: Shakespeare intimated that life was a stage, making dreams the theater of your mind. Here, you can act out various “parts” to literally walk in someone else’s shoes, try out options, or get different perspectives.
Sensing that you, or someone you know, have been putting on airs instead of being real with people.
The various important “characters,” “sets,” and “props” in and around your life.... The Language of Dreams
To dream that you are Acting, or taking part in some entertainment, is a warning that some slight difficulty will delay the consummation of your plans. Persevere, however, for all will come right. ... Mystic Dream Book
Dreaming of being an actor/actress - or any dream in which you were acting - means you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.
If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life. Also see “Celebrities”, “Rehearsal”, “Stage” and “Understudy”.... My Dream Interpretation
This can suggest a desire for public attention but it can also suggest not expressing your real self—acting a role.
If you dreamed that you were acting on stage, how did the audience react to your performance? We all role-play during our waking life, projecting a persona that may not be entirely who we are, in order to make ourselves more appealing to others; so it is possible that your unconscious was commenting on how your performance was perceived. The part you were playing and the scene you were acting could be particularly relevant to situations in your waking life. Were you a tremendous success on stage and did you receive a standing ovation? If you did, your unconscious may be telling you that the image you are presenting is convincing to others. If, however, your act was not well received, this might suggest that the image you are projecting is unconvincing to others and unhelpful to you.
If you dreamed that you were unwilling to step into the spotlight, this could suggest that your unconscious is mirroring your reluctance to be someone you are not in waking life, or it could simply suggest that you dislike being the center of attention.
If you forgot your lines or needed the assistance of a prompter, you could be suffering from a lack of confidence in waking life, perhaps because you feel unprepared in some way. You may also be relying on someone else in waking life to guide you towards success.
If an actor or actress dies or is dead in your dream, this could suggest that a particular role you have been playing in life has outlived its usefulness and relevance. On the other hand, dreams about acting may simply be reminding you that life is not a dress rehearsal and that you only have one chance to make a success of it.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreaming of being an actor/actress means you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.
If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Watching actors in a dream means you feel out of control. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life. Also see “Celebrities”, “Rehearsal”, “Stage” and “Understudy”... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Dreaming about acting in a movie means you dislike false and hypocritical people—or you are pretending to be somebody you are not. Seeing others playing in a movie: be aware of treachery and lies. Seeing an actor in a dream: you want something you can’t have, forgetting the good things you have.
If you are the film actor, you don’t feel comfortable around your friends. Find out who you really are.
Depth Psychology: People and actions in a “dream-movie” are usually a mirror of your emotions.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Grinding; Pressing) Grinding or pressing nuts or seeds to extract their oils or butter in a dream means money and prosperity. Pressing ripe olives in a dream represents one’s homeland. Pressing olives for their oil in a dream means relief from burdens or overcoming adversities, or it could represent true scholars, satisfying one’s carnal desires, engaging in wrongdoing, receiving guidance, seeing the light, walking away from darkness into light, or it could represent one’s earnings or benefits. Pressing sesame seeds or walnuts in a dream means prosperity and financial growth. Sesame oil in a dream represents a pious person who admonishes people and entices them to break their attachments to the world or to its temporary pleasures. Pressing sesame seeds in a dream also represents a successful businessman. Extracting hazelnut compound in a dream means money which is earned with hardship or it could mean money that keeps growing.
(Also see Juice; Oil press; Wine press)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Most of us are capable of creating an ideal person on whom to project our fantasies and wishes. We are not at this stage particularly in touch with reality. In dreams a film, pop star or public figure will represent the Animus or Anima (See Introduction).
A young person dreaming of a film star may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.
2- Famous people, pop or film stars may also serve in dreams as a projection of the type of person we would like to be. We may, for instance, in real life be shy and withdrawn, but need to be admired and loved.
3- Spiritually, as we reach for perfection we need to ‘work through’ various aspects of our personality. Sometimes we arc able to reject such aspects as not being appropriate for the life we live.
For instance, we may realise that the destructiveness of a public life would take its toll within our own lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An aspect of our own past or character which we do not wish to acknowledge.
It is easier therefore to view as not about oneself; an attempt to view oneself objectively, images of self and behaviour projected from the unconscious; one of our means of escaping from reality. See cinema. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To dream of being at a film as in the cinema indicates we are viewing an aspect of our own past or character which needs to be acknowledged in a different way. We are attempting lo view ourselves objectively or perhaps we may be escaping from reality.
2- Film as recording images is an important part of modern man’s make up and to be put in a position of viewing film within a dream is to be creating a different reality from the one we presently have. This usually applies to the waking self, rather than to the sleeping self.
If we are making a film, when this is not our normal occupation, we may need to question the reality we are creating, but may also be being warned not to try to crcate too many realities.
The Akashic Records, the past.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Film in dreams symbolizes the spiritual akashic records, which are understood to have existed since the beginning of creation. Being able to access these gives us more understanding of divine will.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Film as recording images is an important part of modern man’s make up and to be viewing film within a dream is to be creating a different reality from the one we presently have. This usually applies to the waking self, rather than to the sleeping self.
If we are making a film, when this is not our normal occupation, we may need to question the reality we are creating, but may also be being warned not to try to create too many realities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of being at a film – as in the cinema – indicates we are viewing an aspect of our own past or character that needs to be acknowledged in a different way. We are attempting to view ourselves objectively or perhaps we may be escaping from reality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
How you see the past, which could be helping or hindering; usually old memories and your interpretation of life. Could also be a projection of the future, so pay attention to what you are creating.... The Dream Books Symbols
Almost obsolete, film is the substance upon which we imprint our creative expressions and the desire to capture a moment. Since film has essentially been replaced by digital media, the essence of film as a symbol embodies the idea that it must be processed first before you can see the image that is captured on it. In this way, any dream that features film in it may be asking you to be patient while you see what is developing.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
One way of examining parts of ourselves we do not wish to look at is to dream that we are seeing them portrayed in a film. Alternatively, it can mean escaping reality.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream of handling film, whether movie or still, signifies a gratifying gift or unexpected bonus; if you were making prints from film, you can expect to see new faces in new places fairly soon.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams