A good dream according to Artemidorus, auguring health, wealth and happiness.
If single, a happy marriage. Frazier describes acorns as articles of food through certain parts of Europe and therefore held in regard as a symbol of wellbeing. They also bore a certain significance as associated with the sacred fire in the worship of Zeus at Dodona. Bayley gives it as a phallic symbol.... The Fabric of Dream
A dream of deceit, treacherous friends and associates (Artemidorus); Plato taught that the soul of a bad jester would return as an ape; it is a modern symbol of unclean- ness, lust, cunning, and malice. It was, however, an emblem of wisdom in Egypt and of the god Thoth, patron of the art of writing.... The Fabric of Dream
An ominous dream if the arrow is directed towards the dreamer, or penetrate his body. Some person or persons are plotting against you (Artemidorus). An interpretation obviously derived from the significance of the arrow in things that he desired would grow about him (Carpathian legend). ... The Fabric of Dream
The dream of a rich powerful enemy; to overcome a bear in your dream is a favorable sign (Artemidorus). Although the cult of Artemis worshiped the she-bear, in Christian thought the ferocious animals are usually suspect. Modern symbol of ferocity and surliness. Freudian sex dream.... The Fabric of Dream
To dream of any black animal is unfortunate, for these are associated with evil spirits (Artemidorus); the Chinese attach cspecial misfortune to the symbol of the black cat. American Indians hold it as a symbol of good luck.... The Fabric of Dream
To dream that your body is robust denotes authority, that it is weak denotes failing or infirmity of the part in question (Artemidorus); here the ancients and moderns meet undoubtedly the dream of any part of the body, whether of one’s own or that of another, is resultant upon physical stimulus.... The Fabric of Dream
To see one, successful undertakings, probably a change; to cross one, work and anxiety in store; a broken bridge, fear and trouble and a warning to take no steps on an unknown road; to fall from a bridge denotes brain trouble (Artemidorus). These interpretations are distinctly traceable to the subconsciousness.
The symbolism of a bridge spanning water is obviously the subconscious hope of success. ‘Do not cross a bridge,” etc., is the proverb justifying the anticipation of work in store for the dreamer who crosses a bridge in his sleep.
The broken bridge bears its own significance, based upon the subconsciousness that warns the dreamer, while the fall from a bridge is a physical dream stimulated by dizziness, vertigo, etc.... The Fabric of Dream
For a mother to dream of seeing a brood of chickens under a hen warns her that despite her care some of her offspring will stray (Artemidorus). Obviously this dream is traceable to maternal anxiety.... The Fabric of Dream
Clear and near the house, an honorable office in which the dreamer will practice benevolence; muddy brooks indicate loss; dried up brooks augur ruin to their owners (Artemidorus); the Bible justifies in a measure the promise of the dream of the brook: “And lo, my brook became a river, and my river a sea.”—Eccles. xxv, /. “A little fountain became a river, and there was light and the sun and much water. This river is Esther, and the two dragons are I and Hamon.”— From the Greek version of the book of Esther, quoted by Bayley.... The Fabric of Dream
Violent enemies and slander are forecast by this dream (Artemidorus); an erotic dream (Freud and Jung); the Assyrian symbol of royal authority and of the sun, sacred also to the Egyptians and the Romans; its modern symbolism is strength, yet throughout the whole of. the gypsy dream interpretation it bears an evil meaning, due either to the legend of the golden calf, or to the apparently evil construction of all erotic and phallic symbols.... The Fabric of Dream
To see one being lighted forecasts a birth, to exhibit a lighted candle augurs contentment and prosperity; to make candles, joy and satisfaction; to see a candle burning brilliantly denotes prosperity to men, health to invalids, marriage to celibates; a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay (Artemidorus). The symbolism is that of the sacred flame, the vital spark, with the sacredness invariably attendant upon the fiery element. ... The Fabric of Dream
To dream of cedar denotes happiness, joy and peace (Artemidorus); a symbol of incorruptibility (Bayley); the cedar of Lebanon, by its height, perfume and healing qualities was a symbol of goodness and of the Virgin (Clement). ... The Fabric of Dream
To see tEem, health; to gather them, deception by a woman; to eat them, love (Artemidorus). “Cherry is identical with Cheres, the Greek for Grace, cognate with our charity or love”—Bayley.... The Fabric of Dream
To dream of a cross augurs success and honor; to carry it, trouble (Artemidorus). The cross as a symbol of victory is illustrated in the dream of the Emperor Constantine as related by Eusebius. In one of the marches the Emperor saw the “luminous trophy of the cross placed above the meridian sun, and inscribed with the following words : By this conquer.”—Gibbon.... The Fabric of Dream
Invariably ill-omened is this dream. Artemidorus holds it the dream of an adulterer. Raphael labels it the sign of a funeral. Cicero was warned of his own death by a number of crows circling about his head.... The Fabric of Dream
A dream of reward among all people: “To bear a gold crown on the head signifies the friendship of your liege, honor, pleasure and many gifts” (Artemidorus). The unvarying symbol of reward.... The Fabric of Dream
A fortunate dream denoting happiness and fidelity at home (Artemidorus). Originally an erotic symbol as the bird of Aphrodite, it became at a later date the bird of holiness, symbolizing the sacrificial offerings of the Hebrews. In the great Upanishads the human spirit is represented as a dove.... The Fabric of Dream
An ominous dream of hatred against which you are warned to protect yourself (Artemidorus). The malevolence and ill-temper of the dwarfs by whom great personages were attended is proverbial. (Gypsy). Persians use it as a charm against the devil, it also bestows knowledge of the future.... The Fabric of Dream