To come close to a person in your dreaming with a pure and sweet breath, commendable will be your conduct, and a profitable consummation of business deals will follow. Breath if fetid, indicates sickness and snares. Losing one’s breath, denotes signal failure where success seemed assured. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Holding the breath: expression of will. We hold the breath when repressing emotions and anxiety. Fast breathing: excitement; emotional release; experience of fear. Under water and not breathing : womblike state; experience of level of awareness without sexual, biological drives, and without op- posites; return to deep relaxation. Healthy if you can easily emerge; might be an escape from waking reality if you cannot. See lungs under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of breath symbolize your life force, your spirit, and your connection to your source and power.
If you are holding your breath, then your dream may be suggesting that your stubbornness is keeping you from accomplishing what you truly desire.
If you are breathing too hard or fast, then you are moving to fast and you might consider becoming more balanced so you can catch up with yourself. Pay attention to the feeling tone and quality of the breathing. See Air.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the breath was pleasant or the breathing steady and/or deep, it signifies success and satisfaction in your efforts; however, if the breath was in any way unpleasant or the breathing difficult, a visit to your doctor is advisable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Breath is the most precise indication of your emotional and physical state. It could reflect a situation in which the dreamer, in real life, has trouble breathing. The cause could be a bad sleeping position or a diagnosed illness.
If it is not these, the dream of breathing with difficulty signals a moment of fatigue in which you find yourself surrounded by adverse circumstances that drown you. On the contrary, if you dream that you breathe deeply and intensely, the dream reveals a state of well-being in a positive environment that stimulates the development of your personality and your projects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Breathing indicates the presence of life, so in your dream the condition or speed of your breathing may depict your pace of life.
If you are holding your breath, this suggests fear and stress.
If you are panting or breathing fast, this suggests excitement and stimulation.
If you are underwater or not breathing at all, this reproduces the condition of the womb and indicates a need to escape from waking reality. To dream of breathing warm air denotes the possible onset of trouble, whilst breathing cold air foretells strength and courage.
If you are feeling stifled by stale air or oppressive humidity, this indicates an illadvised friendship that isn’t encouraging the dreamer to fulfill his or her potential. Or perhaps you feel stifled by your current circumstances in waking life.
Alternatively could you be feeling breathless with anticipation? If you dreamed of taking in great gulps of invigorating air, your dream may be urging you to clear the air—resolve a tense situation—in your waking life, or it may have been referring to a sense of freedom and lightness.... The Element Encyclopedia
Many people have problems breathing during sleep, even if they do not have full-blown apnea, and this can be reflected in one’s dream life.
If not an apnea symptom, holding one’s breath in a dream represent an expression of will, or repressing one’s anxieties or emotions. Breathing is also central to an unusually large number of idioms: “a breath of fresh air,” “a waste of breath,” “take your breath away,” “catch your breath,” “out of breath,” and the like, any one of which could find expression in one’s dreams.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
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
A dream in which you have asthma or problems breathing may refer to problems in your waking life. In women, it may indicate difficulties with your animus or the male part of your personality; in men, it may relate to your sense of manhood. Alternatively, it may indicate a need for more space, air or freedom. Dreaming of respiratory ailments or breathing problems can also suggest general anxiety about work, relationships or a difficult situation. Heavy breathing, panting, perspiration or sweat in dreams is a symbol of some kind of fear, but also of excitement.
If you dreamed that you needed an oxygen mask, your dream might be suggesting that you need to get some fresh air into your life, not just in the form of outdoor activity, but in the form of ideas and energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
In this nightmare with a happy ending, a child may dream that they are drowning and unable to reach the surface to breathe. Then, incredibly, just as they realize they are going to drown, they continue breathing and can breathe underwater in their dream. Like the dreams of flying, this dream is also about discovering abilities during times of crisis or when thrown into a particular situation. The water theme suggests a sense of being overwhelmed and vulnerable to the situations that surround us. It shows that a sense of panic is not only natural but necessary to discover the ability to breathe (survive) in a new environment (underwater).
This kind of dream tends to be outgrown by the time one reaches the age to leave home, but it can and does re-emerge if you are thrown into difficult, new or challenging situations in adult life. It should be seen as a reminder of your ability to survive tough circumstances, even when you feel out of your depth.
The dream can also arise among adults who find themselves not only in a difficult new situation, but in a situation that does not allow them to express their own concerns.... The Element Encyclopedia
You are having difficulty connecting with your life force. Underlying feelings of anxiety or panic may be inhibiting you from being fully functional.
The breath of life is also the physical representation of our level of serenity. When breath is slow and nourishing, we are at ease. Any elevation of breath indicates that we are either in a state of fear, emotional reactivity, or intense physical activity. Being out of breath in a dream may indicate a heightened fear reaction.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of having or wanting to take hold of someone or something represent your desire for connection, attachment, control, and/or ownership. Your dream may be showing where you are needy and insecure, or passionate and committed. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the significance. Hug and Hand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Example: ‘I am a prisoner in a room with three boys aged three, five and fourteen. They seem to be my children. There are two prison warders, a man, a woman.
The man was subservient to the woman who holds the keys and keeps control’ (Carol J). There are five aspects to holding.
To control, as in controlling or holding one’s breath’; to be able to manipulate, kill or do something with what is held; this includes holding on to something for support or protection.
Ownership—this is mine, to share or not.
In touch with, knowing; having a grasp’ of.
Responsibility, left ‘holding the baby’; one’s situation.
Intimacy, taking to oneself, taking hold of oneself, as in masturbation; as in the following example: ‘I was in a large removal van with a woman sac on my lap. I held her breasts with pleasure1 (Tony C).
Idioms: Get hold of; have a hold over someone; hold back; hold in. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A dreaming emphasizing holding can have a multitude of meanings. We can hold things as an act of protection, ownership, as an act of control (“holding our breath”), intimacy, or responsibility. So one has to determine which meaning of holding is being expressed in the dream.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream about holding hands with someone means that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy, or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from that person.... My Dream Interpretation
Holding or grasping the sum and having fullcontrol over it means that the observer of the dream will acquire dominion (or Land) in proportion to the amount he grasps provided the sum is clearly visible and its rays are crystal clear.
If the light and rays of the sun are seen shining on someone the interpretation is the same as above.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Looking at household items: you like having your own home. It might also refer to a wedding or being a guest at a wedding. Cleaning implements mean improvements in your economic situation. See Dishes.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams that feature brooms are considered to be a sign of good fortune, suggesting that you are making a clean sweep in your waking life. The dream may be urging you to sweep out something from your past, so pay attention to what you are sweeping up.
If the broom is damaged, you may be suffering from low self-esteem or feelings of insecurity.
If the broom is being used outside, are you taking too much interest in the outside world and neglecting what is really important to you?
Dreams of scissors can be related to decisiveness and cutting out unwanted emotional aspects of the dreamer’s life.
If the scissors are unused, this can express a desire to begin a new relationship or make an existing one stronger.
Dream scissors may also suggest that you are dividing your attention among too many people.
If you are cutting with scissors, you are in the process of making an important decision. Another interpretation for scissors is that they are a symbol of sexuality, either male or female, depending on whether they are open or closed. A knot in a dream symbolizes the various ties in your life and relationships with others.
If you carefully untie a knot in your dream, this suggests a readiness to deal with a problem, rather than ignoring it by impatiently cutting the knot in two. The knot also has sexual symbolism, representing a couple’s personal and sexual union.
Dream envelopes suggest messages to or from the dreamer.
If the envelope is open, this signifies daily problems that can be tackled but if the envelope is closed, it may be harder to solve the problems.
If the envelope is bulging, you may be feeling that your life is overburdened with worries and emotional expectations from those around you. A ladder in your dream may relate to work in your home, such as painting, but if you cannot make a practical connection, try and think of the purpose of the dream ladder. How is it being used? Like elevators and stairs, ladders in dreams relate to your progress or lack of it. See also HOME.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a potholder symbolize your need to proceed with protection and caution with this spicy, passionate, situation that is heating up. This dream is a message to handle this relationship or situation with care so as to not get burned.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The dreamer is standing in her own way, either consciously or unconsciously keeping herself from attaining her own dreams due to fear, which can manifest as extreme caution. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how the dreamer can release herself from that fear. Astrological parallel: Saturn. Tarot parallel: The Devil... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
In a dream, a threshold represents one’s gown, garment, one’s adornment, makeup, money, or it may denote closing a subject, spreading it, or it could represent a beautiful woman who embodies all the attributes man desires, including beauty, good character, intelligence, wealth and fertility. Buying a new threshold or sitting on one in a dream means that either the husband or the wife may suffer a bodily injury. Ifone sees himself sitting under the threshold of his door in a dream, it represents an adversity or an illness.
If one sees himself being carried over the threshold of his door in a dream, it represents his funeral.
(Also see Doorstep; Door lintel; Doorplate)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
We may be standing on the threshold of a new spiritual awareness. We need to be particularly alert as to what changes are occurring. At this time we are often aware of a personal guiding force known as the guardian of the threshold.
The guardian of the threshold to the underworld (a different entity) is often seen in dreams as a dog. Consult the entries for ceremony, edge, freemason, initiation and rite / ritual for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are about to take on new responsibilities, we can dream of standing on a threshold. We may be moving into a new life, or perhaps a new way of living.
The threshold experience is a particularly strong one in masonic imagery and initiation rites and surfaces in dreams when we are emotionally ready for such a ceremony. Even in parliament, permission must be asked to cross the threshold.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If, in dreams, you cross the threshold of a door, you will soon start a new stage in your life. Given that it could be transcendental for you, it is important that you meditate thoroughly whatever decision you ae going to make. Once you cross this threshold, there is no turning back. In the case that you cannot pass the threshold, it is a sign that you should not change your situation at the moment. You are probably not yet prepared to do so.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Stepping over a threshold: you are going to enter a new phase in your private and professional life, or build a new home. Standing in front of a doorsill: be careful and don’t overlook a possibly difficult situation that might “trip you up.”
Depth Psychology: You have finally come to a decision, making it possible to find a new direction in life.
It is important to know whether you are standing in front of the threshold (still hesitating) or have already stepped across.... Dreamers Dictionary