To dream of having any of these afflictions foretells good fortune and good health, preceded by a temporary sickness (Raphael) « Dreams probably caused by irritation of the parts of the body afflicted in the sleep; the interpretation obviously attributable to the theory that these visitations clear the system of impurities, thereby conferring comfort after sickness.... The Fabric of Dream
If you dream you have a blister, consider what irritant in your real life may have caused it.
If you burned yourself, have you got too close to the flames emotionally? Dreams in which you are burned alive or someone else is torched suggest the need for some kind of drastic change in your life. Rashes, sores and eczema are all unpleasant ailments that are not serious but uncomfortable as well as embarrassing. So if these conditions appear in a dream, what are you feeling ’sore,’ uncomfortable or embarrassed about? Although it may seem a big deal to you, your dream is telling you that you have no need to feel anxious as the situation is not as serious as you might think. The skin is a symbol of how you present yourself in public, so rashes are recognized as one of the most clearly psychosomatic disorders. In dreams, therefore, a skin rash can express lack of confidence in your ability to face the world. A dream bruise may reflect some emotional hurt or emerging health problem, whilst scars can carry their figurative sense of hurtful memories and suggest an awareness that emotional healing takes time.
For Jewish or Christian dreamers, boils may express feelings of guilt for how they have behaved towards someone in their waking life; this is because in the Bible, boils were the sixth of the ten plagues visited by God on the Egyptians to force Pharaoh to free the Israelites. Rough skin suggests a rough exterior, whilst burnt skin might indicate hurt in a relationship with the outside world or people.
If you are shedding skin like a snake, you are changing your way of life and leaving old attitudes behind. Spots and blemishes represent your sense of not being good enough in some way, and a feeling that other people see you as unattractive or see failings in you; they can also indicate shyness and the difficulties you experience being in the company of others.... The Element Encyclopedia
A symbol for disgust. However, this dream might also show that poison is leaving the body literally or figuratively, and that the disgust felt represents a wrong attitude toward life, constitutes repressed emotions, and is unwarranted. Always be glad when unacceptable parts of you (the shadow) find expression. That which is expressed cannot control us or remain to bother us again.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of boiling water symbolize that you are going through a transformation. You are purifying, altering and/or heating things up in your life. This dream can also symbolize anger that is within you. Consider the feeling tone. See Blister.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The symbolism of fire applied to water to bring about a change in temperature is a strong spiritual image denoting perhaps passion and ferment. Two elements in juxtaposition esoterically suggests power and energy.
A boil as in a skin condition signifies an infection or contamination of a cherished idea.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In general, this is a symbol of positive transformation. It signals a favorable state for the healing of an illness that is beginning to diminish. It also can be indicative of the return of a relationship that had cooled off.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Those who don’t “cover their ass” show how vulnerable they are. Or they don’t have to hide their disadvantage, such as “The Fool” in early Tarot decks. According to Freud, infantile sexual symbol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The meaning of this dream varies according to its details, but it is a generally good omen.
Whether the buttocks were your own or someone else’s, you can anticipate happy times ahead.
If they were animal buttocks, the indication is of financial luck.
If the dream involved being kicked in the buttocks, you can be sure of a steady rise in status; but if you did the kicking, you will have to cope with some foolish jealousy in your immediate circle.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This part of the body is typically a bad sign. Whether they are beautiful or deformed and drooping, they augur all kinds of nasty remarks and humiliations. In the first case, it warns of a possible cheating partner; in the second, of an embarrassing action. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The essence of a jigsaw puzzle lies in the way minute pieces of something are considered piece by piece and put together to create a slowly emerging image of the whole. This is symbolic of mental considerations where an idea is examined bit by bit until eventually clarity emerges. This symbol may appear in a dream when you are engaged in such a process.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a puzzle represent your attempts at solving life’s mystery. You are recognizing the order in the midst of the seeming randomness of the people, places and events of your life. Things are beginning to make sense to you. See Processing Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Not seeing the whole picture, only pieces of your life puzzle. Thinking of life as a puzzle; lacking clarity. Center energies, focus, concentrate on the problem and the answer will be there.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you dream of trying but failing to complete a puzzle or crossword, this suggests an intellectual approach to problems in your waking life. Such dreams may be urging you to allow emotion to play a greater part in your decision making. On the other hand, if you complete the puzzle or crossword and are satisfied with the result, your dreaming mind may be suggesting that you should use an intellectual rather than an emotional approach to solving your problems. Dreaming of being unable to find a word in a Thesaurus or dictionary may be suggesting that you should listen to your instincts or your emotions.
If you find the word you are looking for, however, this may suggest that you should adopt a more objective approach.
If you are puzzled by a mathematical equation or can’t understand someone who is speaking another language in your dream, this suggests an inability to understand a certain person or situation in your waking life. How you reacted in your dream may help you find a new approach to the situation.
If a code that is hard to understand or decipher appears in your dream and you are the one who found it, this suggests some problem or person or aspect of your personality that is puzzling you.
If you awoke from a dream with a riddle running through your mind, are you feeling confounded by someone or something in your waking life? Your dream may have contained clues to both the meaning of your dream and a reallife riddle, but if it continued to mystify you perhaps you need to use an intuitive, rather than an intellectual, approach to solving problems in your waking life.
In Greek mythology, the Sphinx posed the famous question to Oedipus: ‘what goes on four feet, two feet and then three, but the more feet it goes on the weaker it will be?’ Oedipus replied ‘man’; it is man who crawls as a baby, walks as a man and then uses a cane in old age. Oedipus’ answer shows the importance of using your gut instinct or intuition rather than a rational, logical approach to seemingly impossible questions. The same applies for any dream situation which leaves you flummoxed. Your dreaming mind may be urging you to use the powers of your intuition and to channel your instincts into that place where the answer lies.... The Element Encyclopedia
According to Jung, dreams are the small hidden door to the deepest and most mysterious part of your nature; they act as a teacher and guide on the road toward understanding and wholeness.
Most dream analysts agree that one of the most helpful aspects of dream interpretation is that it helps present to you in symbolic language the challenges you are facing in waking life so that you can understand them and yourself better. These challenges can often be represented by symbols that are easy to understand, but in some cases these symbols appear to have no clear-cut explanation.
This chapter explores those symbols that seem to have no obvious associations and suggests ways for you to interpret them. Bear in mind, however, that in some instances the nature of your problem in waking life might not be at all evident to you. It may simply be that you have lost your sense of purpose but, because you have been so busy with your routines, you have not consciously realized that something is amiss. Your unconscious mind, however, will have picked up on this; a dream that depicts you wandering in a maze, for example, may be an attempt to make you consciously aware of your lack of direction so that you can do something about it. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY; MIND, BODY, SPIRIT.... The Element Encyclopedia