616 dream symbols found for this dream.
Alternatively, such a dream might also suggest that you are searching in waking life for the emotional freedom to be yourself and to be independent. On another level it may be pointing to your need to find guidance or help from others; many people have dreams of childhood abandonment after the death of a loved one.
If you are trying to attract your parents’ attention but they cannot hear you, such a dream may be saying that you feel neglected emotionally and you need to express your feelings and be understood by others.... The Element Encyclopedia
If this is the case, your dream was simply playing out your natural feelings of anxiety.
However, most dreams about abortion, miscarriage and still birth aren’t to be interpreted literally, as they refer to a concept you may have been mulling over, or an idea that is not realizing its potential or is not supported by your confidence or desire. There may be a need to reject a feeling, emotion, belief or concept which could be problematic in waking life. Decisions need to be taken which will help you get rid of what is no longer wanted in waking life.
How did you feel about the abortion in your dream? If you were distressed, perhaps someone or something is trying to prevent you from succeeding.
If you were relieved, your unconscious may be urging you to change direction or change your mind. Perhaps the concept is too demanding or the idea is flawed in some way. On the other hand, the dream may also have referred to something or someone about which you feel guilty. Dreams that focus on miscarriage may have the same interpretation but they may also refer to a miscarriage of justice, especially if you felt anger in your dream. Is someone in waking life taking the credit you deserve? Still birth dreams are in some ways more devastating and sad than dreams about miscarriage, as the baby has been brought to full term with the only element missing being the spark of life. In dreams, a still born baby may represent a talent you have allowed to die, or a relationship that has died due to neglect.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of taking out or depositing money, the dream may be letting you know that your money situation is not as bad as you think. But if you saw someone else using the ATM, or if you dreamed of losing your bank card, you are being warned against carelessless with your cash.... My Dream Interpretation
A sports car represents sexual euphoria and a man s enjoyment of a female “chassis”!
Vision: Buying a beautiful car; a positive sign—you will quickly advance at your job. Driving a car safely and skillfully: success achieved through your own effort. Crashing into another car: a setback, because you are only concerned about yourself.
The way we drive a car in a dream is an indication of how we direct our lives and what we still need to learn. Seeing only one car in a dream: you will soon receive news. Getting out of a car: setbacks and stagnation. Your competence is questioned. Dreaming about your car breaking down on the road: a business trip will not be successful. Winning an auto race: quick reactions on your part leave your competition “in the dust”; success on the job is almost guaranteed. In a man s dream, it means successful “elimination” of a (love) rival. Being involved in an accident: be prepared to be met by powerful competition.
Depth Psychology: Cars and other means of transportation are always symbols of your life’s journey.
The car, in general, is a sign for positive changes at work.
For men the auto is a symbol of masculine energy and always points to your present relationship with sexuality and desire for more intense sexual experiences (the more horse power, the stronger the urges).... Dreamers Dictionary
2. A need or desire to care for the child within. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a bird: someone wants to cheat you. Seeing birds fly away: sadness and loneliness ahead. Seeing migratory birds in the sky: you are homesick or feel abandoned. Listening to birds singing: good news. Seeing predatory birds: your enemies are waiting for a chance to attack you.
A scarecrow means that you can t see many positive character traits in a person.
Depth Psychology: The bird is a symbol of intellectual flight, ideals, and intuition. But the dream also indicates your desire to solve financial matters. Your thoughts are fluttering about like a flock of birds—you can’t rest.
Dreaming of being air-born reflects erotic desires.
The scarecrow indicates negative character traits or a lack of affection—either your own or someone else’s. Self-deception and a very negative attitude toward life often play a great part. See Dove, Eagle, Owl, Raven.... Dreamers Dictionary
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
2. Emotional security, control. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The action of braking itself is an idiom telling you to ‘put the brakes on’, whether it is business or love, or even some impetuous act that could cause you legal trouble. You should also check your brakes on your personal vehicle.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
It is important to establish what is putting on the brakes and what is being held back. On rare occasions, it is a sign of security.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Slowing, stopping, or a delay in some aspect of your life (real, feared, or desired).
Using the brakes too much can represent feeling hesitant or overly cautious, or holding yourself back somehow in your life.
The brakes being stuck in the “on” position (for example, the emergency brake being on) can represent someone or something you perceive to be holding back your progress.
Your brakes suddenly not working can represent a feeling or fear of losing control or security somehow in your life.
See also: Stop Sign; Accelerator; Vehicle... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Dreams of carpenters and architects represent that side of yourself that is creative but practical at the same time. Engineers fix things for us in waking life and in your dream they may represent a friend or advisor who is helping you manage destructive emotions. The engineer is also a symbol of the desire to impose order over emotional chaos in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a more precise understanding of this dream, identify what is written on the card.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A person’s business persona.
It is a tool for connection and solicitation, and in a dream it is connected to the person to whom it belongs.
If someone gives you a business card in the dream, consider the character aspect of that person and what he or she might have to offer you.
The business card itself and the act of passing it along represents your ability to call on those character traits to assist you in some venture.
If the business card in the dream belongs to you, this may connect to a desire to expand your reach in some arena of your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the ride was smooth and pleasant, you have the durability to succeed in your goals.
If the cable was frayed or broken, this suggests a lack of strength or self-confidence.
If you felt endangered in your dream, this symbolzies discouraging prospects in love. You may need to be more cautious and sensible in some aspect of your life.
If you dream of escaping from the dangerous situation, you will rise to a high position in your social circle.... My Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Secret admirer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
3. If in the backseat, one’s life is out of control.
4. If in the front (passenger seat), one is retreating into the safety of the womb.
5. If car is parked, represents some deceased person.
6. Personal mobility (either driving too fast, not fast enough or just right).
7. An extension of self.
10. Sexual self-image. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself riding a litter that is carried by people in a dream, it means that he will preside over people or beget a son who will be elevated in rank.
If a traveller sees a car in his dream, it means that his trip will take a slow turn and he will be delayed.
A car in a dream also signifies dignity, honor, advancement and attainment.
If one sees himselfholding to a car or running after it in a dream, it means that he will lobby someone in authority and profit from him as much as his nearness to such a car. Ifone sees himself riding on a cargo vehicle in a dream, it means suffering from distress and sorrow.
(Also see Carrier; Racing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the person is not a Christian a car symbolizes the way a person lives their life.
A car with body damage is indicative of a person who has a careless lifestyle... Christian Dream Symbols
If dreamer driving: being independent; self confidence; being responsible for one’s own life direction. With one other person: relationship with that person. Alone in vehicle: independence; making decisions alone; feeling alone. Crashing vehicle: self-desired failure, perhaps to avoid stress of responsibility and change; fear of failure; failure in relationship; argument—you may be on collision course with boss or panner, occasionally psychological breakdown threatened. Another driver: being passive; being influenced by the opinions or emotions of someone else, or one’s own secondary characteristics, i.e. anxiety or emotional pain may lead us to make many decisions and so may be the dnving force in our life, rather than what might be more satisfying. Driving carelessly: lack of responsibility, socially or sexually, need for more awareness. Reversing: sense of not getting anywhere; feeling that one is slipping backward; reversing a decision; change of direction. Overtaking: getting ahead. Overtaken: feeling of being left behind or not competing. Car body: dreamer’s body. Car torn apart, dismantled: stress; failure to care for one’s body; self destructive attitudes. Fuel: feeling drives, motivation; whatever has ‘fuelled one’s drive’. Old car, scrapped car: sense of old age, feelings about death. Car engine: energy; heart; central drive. Running over someone: killing’ some part of self through misplaced drive or ambition; aggression. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- The car is very often representative of our own personal space, an extension of our being.
To dream of being in a car usually alerts us to our own motivation, thus driving the car can indicate our need to achieve a goal, while being a passenger could indicate that we have handed over responsibility for our lives to someone else.
2- Dream scenarios involving cars are often more to do with what we are doing to ourselves on a psychological or emotional level. Being alone in a vehicle indicates independence, while dreaming of the brakes of a car shows one’s ability to be in control of a situation.
The car engine indicates the essential drives with which we have to deal.
A crashing vehicle suggests fear of failure in life, while a car on fire denotes stress of some sort, either physically or emotionally.
To be in a car which is driven carelessly, either by the dreamer or someone else, marks a lack of responsibility, while a feeling of being left behind would be shown by your car being overtaken.
To dream of reversing a car registers a feeling that one is slipping backwards or having to reverse a decision.
3- A car stands for spiritual direction and motivation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are behind the wheel of the car, this shows self-control and the ability to steer your own fate.
If someone else is steering, and you’re in the passenger seat, consider if you allow other people to manipulate your decisions too much. Alternatively, there may be parts of yourself over which you have little mastery.
Travel, movement, and activity, as common to many vehicle emblems (see Highway).
A literal reflection of your current driving habits.
Parked: Halted momentum, or temporary waylay of plans, usually of your own making, whereas a traffic jam indicates external forces stopping your progress.
Your body’s condition: According to Edgar Cayce, each part of the car may correspond to a body part.
For example, wheels are legs, and therefore a flat tire may indicate regional circulation problems. Note that this is also true of buildings and other vehicles (windows = eyes, paint = skin, roof = hair or head, engine = heart or emotions, etc.). In this case, seeing a mechanic in your dream might be a gentle nudge to go to a doctor.
Speeding: Reacting quickly without real thought. Slow down, then decide the best avenue for approaching this situation.
Slow moving vehicles: The propensity for procrastination or delaying the inevitable.
Driving a standard in your dream shows how well you handle the constant changes that life hands you. Consider whether the gears grind or if the clutch sticks.
If so, get out some elbow grease and work on being more flexible and prepared.
Missing your ride indicates a failed attempt to forward current prospects. It may be necessary to wait a while before trying again (see Bus).... The Language of Dreams
An automobile may also represent the physical body. Thus, car problems in your dreams may reflect difficulties you face in moving forward or breakdowns in how your body functions.
The different colors, makes, and models of cars may be seen as expressions of the qualities of your character.
(See Truck, Vehicle.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A car represents an individual’s journey.
The destination can often be symbolic of some form of goal.
If the dreamer is steering the vehicle it is inferred the individual is in control. Should the dreamer be a passenger it may infer that he / she is too willing to give up power and allowing others to take responsibility for them in life.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If the car is in good shape, then this dream is a reflection of your -care.
If the car is in need of repair, then so are you.
If your car is being worked on, then this suggests that you are undergoing a transformational overhaul. Dreams of being in a car represent that you are being carried from one place of consciousness to another.
If you are driving, then this symbolizes that you feel in control.
If you are a passenger, then this dream may be telling you that you have abdicated responsibility and are in a state of passivity or surrender. Consider whether or not you like where you are being driven, how you feel about what you are being driven in, and how you are being driven.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The car engine indicates the essential drives with which we have to deal.
A crashing vehicle suggests fear of failure in life, while a car on fire denotes stress of some sort, either physically or emotionally.
To be in a car which is driven carelessly, either by us or someone else, marks a lack of responsibility, while a feeling of being left behind would be shown by your car being overtaken.
To dream of reversing a car registers a feeling that we are slipping backwards into old patterns of behaviour or are having to reverse a decision.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Freedom. Astrological parallel: Sagittarius Tarot parallel: The Chariot... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you are a passenger, it can also mean your knowledge will earn you good fortune, especially if the car is expensive. Some more car dream meanings...
If you are in the backseat of the car, your dream indicates that you let others tell you what to do, possibly due to low self-confidence.
To dream that you are almost hit by a car, suggests that your lifestyle, beliefs or goals may be in conflict with another’s.
If the car hits you, you are in serious conflict with a rival who you should try to avoid.
If you dream of being in a car that breaks down, you won’t get as much pleasure out of something as you expect.
To dream of buying and/or driving a brand new car means that your happiness is on the rise. You are getting better at dealing with new things that life throws at you.
If you dream of a flying car, you will rise above your current troubles and achieve your goals.
To dream that your brakes failed, forewarns that you are lacking stability in your life. Things in your life are out of control. Also, be careful - any agreements or contracts that you involve yourself in at this time will prove risky.
To hear a car horn is a warning against taking risks.
A dream about a remote control car suggests you feel like the events of your life are out of your control.
To dream that your car is stolen, means that you are experiencing an identity crisis or you are suffering some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, you may feel that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did.
To dream of a car going in reverse suggests that you are feeling stuck. You’re having trouble growing up, or moving on to the next stage of your life. You may feel like you’re repeating old habits or mistakes.
To dream of jumping out of a moving car may symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task. It may also represent your instinct to leave a relationship or situation that is taking you in the wrong direction.
To see or dream that you are in a convertible, refers to your glamorous attitude. You are showing off your power and influence.
To dream of a rental car is very positive. You are trying out a new way of dealing with issues in your life, instead of falling into the same old patterns. Also see “Car Crash”, “Car Wash”, “Car Mechanic”, “Chauffeur”, “Driving”, “Driving Lessons”, “Headlights”, “License Plate”, “Parking Lot”, “Road Trip” and “Window Wipers”.... My Dream Interpretation
Positive: Cars are by far the most common vehicle seen in dreams. In an internal dream, you might dream of an old car you once owned, or even of a car you desire to own.
• A car from the past could represent the circumstances surrounding that time of your life. It could also refer to the old ministry functions’ that you flowed in during that time of your life.
• I remember a lady who shared once how she dreamed that she was trying to drive the car she had when she first got saved.
The car was old and broken, but she was being pressured into driving it.
• The interpretation was clear. She was being pressured to function in a ministry and spiritual capacity she had functioned in, in the past. But she had moved on since then and it was no longer appropriate. It was time for her to move on.
• Dreaming of cars is common. You might dream that you receive a fast sports or racing car.
• This means that the Lord is going to lead you into a different type of ministry that has a bigger realm of influence. It also indicates that this will be a fast move for you.
• If you dream that someone else is driving your car, depending on the character driving your car, the interpretation could vary.
• Your father or husband driving your car could mean that the Lord Jesus is in control of your ministry (depending on your relationship with your father or husband). This would have a good connotation.
• Driving the car yourself could be good. It speaks of being in control and going in the right direction.
Negative: Someone driving your car that represents the flesh, pride or the world system would have a negative connotation. This would mean that something other than the Lord is in control of your ministry and spiritual life! • Different cars in your dream could represent different ministries.
• Having your car stolen, taken over or stopped, speaks of your ministry being taken from you. This does not have a good connotation.
• Now that you have a general idea, allow the Holy Spirit to define your dream or vision for you.
See also: Vehicles.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
See also Automobile, Carriage, and Cart.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are driving the car, this may symbolize taking charge of your own life. (Remember that a dream may be either depicting patterns of behaviour that already exist or recommending to you a new pattern.) If someone else is driving, the dream may be expressing your over-dependence on others.
(2) A car may be a sexual symbol, representing the penis - especially if forceful motion is emphasized in the dream, or if the car is travelling through a tunnel. See also Crash.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If going up hill, you are going the right way. Down hill is the wrong direction. Both up and down, you are not in control and your energy is scattered.
If you are not in the driver’s seat, who are you letting drive your car? Get behind the wheel and take charge of your life and its direction. Note the color of the vehicle and how many people, if any, are with you. See Number and Color.... The Dream Books Symbols
If someone else drives it you likely tend to let third parties lead you. The car also symbolizes the human body (like the CARRIAGE), so you can draw a parallel between the condition of both: a car in poor condition is a warning that you must take care of your health. The way of driving it is also the way you control yourself: if you do not drive it carefully or you suffer an accident the dream warns you about your mistakes. According to Freud, the car represented evolution of psychoanalysis.
Formerly, it was said that driving a vehicle in a dream predicted changes at home or in business.
If the vehicle breaks down, a friend will give you troubling news.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your car is crashed or broken, you may be feeling like the circumstances in your life have stopped you from moving forward, maybe very abruptly. To have lost your car is to be feeling confused about where to go next.
The color of a car in a dream may offer some deeper meaning.
A car moving too fast or too slow for your comfort level may be indicating a desire to have more control than you actually have.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Allowing one’s life to be driven by others might be indicated by a “backseat driver” or by “taking the backseat.” The dreamer may be being driven to new heights before he or she is ready. Or perhaps the dreamer is finally lifting himself or herself out of a rut.
The emotional feeling about the car determines the meaning. (See also Vehicles.)... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you do not envisage yourself owning this particular car, ask yourself why your dreaming mind selected it. What does it say about you? The answer should tell you a lot about your character, your self-image and your driving force or ambition. Dream cars can also represent yourself and your ability to control your life.
Are you a good driver in your dream? If you are, this suggests you are in control of your life.
If you drive badly, however, your unconscious may be warning you that you are making too many mistakes and heading for an emotional crash.
If a back-seat driver appears in your dream, could this represent someone who is trying to influence your life? Is someone else driving the car? Do you feel that this person is controlling your life or influencing you? Your dream may be expressing your dependence and lack of control. Pay attention to the people you are driving as this might suggest your feelings of responsibility towards them.
If you are not driving, are you happy to be driven by someone else?
If a dream car symbolizes your persona, then the steering wheel represents your conscious mind, and the engine and gas your unconscious, or your inner power and energy.
If your dream journey was smooth, this suggests stamina and energy, or to Freudians, progress in psychoanalysis. A bumpy road suggests anxieties arising from the unconscious.
If you broke down or ran out of petrol, this suggests that you are on the verge of depleting your physical, financial or emotional resources.
If you have a dream in which you are speeding or get a speeding fine, this suggests your pace of life is way too fast or that you are living life in the fast lane. Are you in danger of losing control? Your dreaming mind may be urging you to slow down—particularly if brakes feature in the dream.
If any other part of your dream car was featured, you can draw a parallel with your waking life. For example, if a tire was punctured, do you feel deflated? If the pedals were not working properly, do you need more energy to make further progress in waking life? If car wheels appear in your dream, this is a call to action. For Jung, the wheel is a potent symbol of the life force and creativity energy, whilst for Buddhists and Hindus a wheel indicates universal truth. Dreams of seatbelts suggest a sense of safety and caution, whilst whether you have your headlights switched on and off may symbolize whether your awareness is on or off. Car mirrors are clear symbols of looking at the past and seeing the effect of past events on your possible plans for the future.
If you are taking a taxi in your dream, this suggests that you are willing to take a back-seat in life and let others do the driving, rather than relying on your own efforts.
If you are driving the taxi or car, this suggests a willingness to guide others. Dreams of drunk driving or driving without a license suggest that you are not fully in control of your life. They may also reflect feelings of inadequacy, or even an unwillingness to conform to social standards.
If you are overtaken in your dream car, this suggests feelings of being left behind, whilst if you are overtaking, you may feel that you are getting ahead in life.
If you are reversing your car, you may suffer from a sense of not getting anywhere, whilst if you dream of running over someone, are you killing an aspect of yourself? If you end up finding yourself having to be towed, this suggests anxieties about the dependent or needy part of yourself. Traffic in dreams generally means the opinions and concerns of other people, but if you are stuck in a dream traffic jam, this reflects your frustrations in life.... The Element Encyclopedia
A car owned or driven by you can represent: you, as you proceeded through the period of your life depicted in the dream, or as you move forward through your life in general; the personal context (your mind, perceptions, etc.) within which you grow personally, make decisions, and learn; your personal integrity and the whole of who you are (the “sum of all your parts,” including your knowledge, intentions, abilities, etc.) during the real-life period portrayed in the dream.
A car owned or driven by someone else can represent: a person in your life (usually the car’s owner or driver in the dream) or their life; a stranger, group, idea, or action you’ve experienced (in real life, on TV, etc.).
Your car being stolen can represent a feeling or fear of your integrity being compromised, someone taking advantage of you, or someone taking something from you in a way that impedes your progress.
See also: Wheel; Vehicle; Driving; Riding; Steering; Accelerator; Engine; Fuel; Headlight; License Plate; Back Seat; Windshield; Brakes... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
2. Secret a person may want to keep. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A car in particular is a reflection of a person’s self-image and possibly sexuality and indeed any part of a car has significance.
The back tyres might suggest our support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.
If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Also consult the entries for car, carriage / cart / chariot, passenger and wheel for additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Are you driving yourself or is somebody else driving you? What kind of an auto is it? For example, a sports car relates to virility, a utility vehicle to control. What color is the car? Are you fixing it up or Driving it?
According to Freud, in psychoanalysis a car is often the symbol for treatment. As Freud sees it, a slow car is making an ironic statement about the slowness of the analytical process.
According to Jung, it is a symbol for moving away. See Wagon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A rear-end collision may symbolize that some event, memory, or pattern of behavior from tie past is still impacting you.
A head-on collision signifies that your pursuits are in opposition to another’s and that the result may have affected someone else negatively... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If your car suddenly spins out of control and crashes into pedestrians, your unconscious may be alerting you to the need to have your steering and brakes checked. Alternatively, your unconscious may have been commenting anxiously on the way you are living your life. Are you in danger of losing control, coming to the end of the road, or have you set yourself on a collision course because of your life in the fast lane? If so, pay attention to who you hit in the dream and who was affected by the accident. For men, driving cars tends to relate to sex, so it could be some kind of warning. Perhaps you are being careless or casual in protecting yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
A car wash is a good omen indicating that you have what it takes to make some fundamental and positive changes.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The message from the unconscious is to find your place of power and soak in it until the offending person or thing falls away naturally.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is also an indication that your travels through life will be calm. See Camel.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream about watching a caravan go by, means you need to get more involved in life and not just watch others from the sidelines.... My Dream Interpretation
A moveable caravan or motor home will have the same symbolism as that of a snail, in that we are able to carry our security with us, giving us a sense of freedom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of being on a low-carb diet then this represents your desire to lose emotional baggage. Dreams of any diet are about discipline, that if taken to an extreme, can lead to deprivation and imbalance.
A dream of being on a high-protein, low-carb diet can also represent a subconscious desire for more substance, solidity and less fluff in your life. See Diet.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the car- bon was of the motor variety, it is a caution against too much high life.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Appearing on an altar: The hope of blessings from a “higher” power, including authority figures.
The Mesopotamians, Babylonians, and Hebrews all had religious sects that offered animals to their gods and goddesses to gain favor. Alternatively, guilt feelings related to something perceived as a sin, for which you wish to atone through an offering.
Partially eaten flesh: Exposure; feeling like you’re at the whims of some predator in your “territory.” Also a painfully blunt reminder of mortal limitations. Likely, your emotional state is jagged, torn, and overly agitated by these sensations. You need to regain some stability.
If more than one animal devours the carcass, this signifies someone being pulled in two distinct directions, both of which seem unhealthy. Two or more forces are fighting for dominion in your life, and none has your best interests at heart.
For people considering becoming vegetarian, a disgusting carcass may signal your readiness to start heading in that direction.
Turning away from a carcass signals a change from mundane outlooks to an increased focus on metaphysical or religious matters.... The Language of Dreams
Dreaming of a carcass that moves or speaks implies the inability to accept that it is time to move on.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are playing a game of cards and demonstrate ability and skill, these will be the qualities that you have in real life. Maybe the dream is telling you to adopt the same courage, strategy, and good timing required in card games. Games such as Twenty-one (or Blackjack) show that we should not let opportunities slip away. Others refer to the need for patience when it comes to making deals. Keep in mind another important detail: the symbolic origin of cards. The deck of fifty-six cards consists of fourteen figures for each of the four suits: coins (circles, discs, wheels), clubs (maces, scepters), swords, and cups. The coin symbolizes material forces; the club, power and control; the cup, love; and the sword action. This symbolism must be taken into account if you remember such details. (See GAME, LOTTERY, BETTING POOL, and ROULETTE)
In a deck of cards, each figure has a meaning. In oneiric terms, diamonds represent wealth; clubs indicate work; hearts predict happiness in love; and spades, finally, portend future problems.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you had an‘ace up your sleeve’, are you biding your time? In dreamlore, the old proverb‘lucky in cards, unlucky in love’ may filter through into your dreams; some believe that to dream of a winning hand is indicative of unrequited love. Other authorities urge a careful rethink of finances to anyone who experiences a dream win.
If you focused on a particular card, does this have a particular relevance for you in waking life?
Some dream analysts believe that particular suits have particular meanings that can aid dream interpretation. Hearts can suggest joy, happiness, love and romance. Diamonds highlight money concerns but also insights and aspirations. Clubs highlight knowledge, intellect and achieving goals. Spades represent the difficulties of life and warn of obstacles ahead that you will need endurance to overcome.
If the joker appears in your dream, your unconscious may be drawing your attention to someone in your life—perhaps you yourself—who is fooling around... The Element Encyclopedia
The string or spike of a carder represents her groaning husband. Holding a carder in a dream means befriending someone filled with hypocrisy and repugnance.
(Also see Cotton)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a woman to dream this is a sign of her downfall through false promises.
If priest or preacher is a spiritual adviser and his services are supposed to be needed, especially in the hour of temptation, then we find ourselves dreaming of him as a warning against approaching evil. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
3. Major sin. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(See Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the dream is about the bird it foretells a colorful, vital and joyful experience is right around the corner. See Bird.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the cardinal is a bird, in flight, it signifies an urge for freedom and release from responsibilities.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
See also Church and Birds.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Bringing interest, joy, or lightness to those around you.
Beauty (or inner beauty) without vanity.
Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.
Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.
See also: Bird; Religious Figure... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
If you lose at cards you will encounter enemies.
If you win you will justify yourself in the eyes of the law, but will have trouble in so doing.
If a young woman dreams that her sweetheart is playing at cards, she will have cause to question his good intentions. In social games, seeing diamonds indicate wealth; clubs, that your partner in life will be exacting, and that you may have trouble in explaining your absence at times; hearts denote fidelity and cosy surroundings; spades signify that you will be a widow and encumbered with a large estate. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Worry about gambling habits.
3. Concern over a business proposition. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you’re dealing the cards in your dream, bad news is around the corner. See clubs, and you’ll have success in business. See diamonds, and good financial news is in your future. See hearts, and it bodes well for love. See spades, and trouble is on the way.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
In the case of playing cards, it implies that you do not take life seriously enough and are taking too many risks. It also may be a suggestion to look at life more as if it were a game and to be less serious.
It is important whether you have good or bad cards in your hand.
If you dream about a particular card, find out the meaning by checking out books about reading cards.
With postcards and maps, refer to the place or area pictured on them.
If you can’t make any connection with the picture, postcards and maps may be an expression of a desire for travel and vacation.
Tickets and business cards point to areas that are normally unavailable to you. In the case of tickets, the specific area depicted is most important: what you are admitted to is an indication of the direction you should take in your life. In the case of business cards and credit cards it is the person who carries them who is important.
A business card shows that you are, or want to be, successful.
Folklore: Quarrels loom on the horizon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A deck of cards: Is the deck complete with 52 cards? If not, you may have fragmentary information about a person or situation.
Playing cards: Consider if you’re gambling on something or someone, or taking an unnecessary risk. Alternatively, having your attention diverted from more legitimate, and worthwhile, endeavors.
Playing an ace: Successfully and confidently making your move, or having an alternative plan of action on which to fall back (e.g., having “an ace in the hole”). In terms of omens and signs, this is considered a very positive dream denoting victory (see One).
Potential mental instability, or lacking thorough information or tools with which to handle a situation (e.g., “not playing with a full deck”).
If the hand you see is filled with jokers, this reflects your own sense of humor. Is it a healthy one, or do you make jokes and laugh to cover up insecurity? Also if you’re the eternal prankster, this dream acts as a gentle warning that someone might get hurt as a result of ill-conceived shenanigans.
Tarot cards in dreams should be interpreted according to their layout and images.
For more information, consult a classical Tarot deck with interpretive guide like the Rider- Waite Tarot.
Business cards may have symbolic words and phrases upon them to consider.
The names and phone numbers can also have interpretive value. Consider each separately, and the card as a whole unit, when trying to understand this emblem.
Greeting cards in dreams reflect matters of communication, particularly those missives coming from other people. Look at the card’s message (see Writing) or its art for more meaning here.... The Language of Dreams
If you yourself are playing cards in a dream, it is a sign that you will be in danger of making a mistake in some love affair, unless the cards that you hold are mostly hearts, which combination points decisively to a happy married life.... The Complete Dream Book
Depending on the type of card being given or received, the general consensus is that the dreamer is in need of communicating with the other person(s) in the dream relative to the symbolism of the type of card.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To dream of playing cards is indicative that one needs to be open to the possibility of gambling or risk taking to gain wealth. Certain types of cards can have different meanings.
For example, Hearts represents love and relationships; Diamonds – material wealth; Spades – conflict; and Clubs – intelligence.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If there is a card up your sleeve, then you are hiding something or keeping secrets.
If all your cards are on the table, then you are being honest about your intentions. Pay attention to what cards are being revealed. See Ace, Club, Diamond, Heart, Numbers, Spade, Trump Card, Tarot Cards, Business Cards and Gamble.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The tarot – our inner truth – can be used as images in dream work.
To dream of giving or receiving a card such as a birthday card alerts us to the need for a specific kind of communication, perhaps celebrating our own or others’ good fortune and luck.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The cards that one deals, or is dealt, in a dream may have significance as to number or suit: hearts indicate emotion and relationship. Diamonds represent material wealth. Spades represent conflict, difficulties and obstacles. Clubs represent action, work and intelligence.
The king portrays human success and mastery.
The queen indicates emotional depth, sensitivity and understanding whereas the jack represents impetuosity, creativity or an adolescent energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Each playing card has a distinct divinatory meaning of its own, usually based on numerology. Spades rule conflict, hearts pertain to matters of the heart, diamonds refer to money, and clubs rule difficulties - and the numerological meaning of each number combined with the nature of the suit gives a rough meaning of the card’s divinatory nature.
The face cards rule people whose personalities are based on the nature of the suit they represent.
If the dream is of a Tarot card, or a group of them, the meaning of the card has a strong bearing on the meaning of the dream. Consult our Tarot experts for details.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If it is gambling, you may face economical strain.
If you are a loser, you have made an enemy.
If diamonds predominate among the cards, the signification is wealth; spades, bad news; hearts, pleasantries and fidelity of a loved one; clubs, petty quarrels with friends.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
The face cards signify as follows:
clubs: You will be helped by a friend.
diamonds: Danger from an older man who has a position of power.
hearts: True love.
spades: Opposition in your ambitions.
clubs: You need to unsnarl your love life.
diamonds: Good news concerning property.
hearts: Happy romantic news.
spades: A niggling worry through a misplaced confidence.
clubs: Deceit and trickery could cause you a loss.
diamonds: A pleasing gift or small inheritance.
hearts: Happiness through a new romance.
spades: You’ve got a rival and/or opposition in whatever concerns you most.
See also Ace and Numbers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If a fortune teller is reading your cards, reflects own psychic attunement; or seeking your destiny from outer, not inner sources. Remember that you create from within.... The Dream Books Symbols
2- Our subconscious may be registering concern, cither about ourselves or others.
3- Visual communication, the ability to convey a message spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The cards that one deals, or is dealt, in a dream may have significance as to number (see Numbers) or as to suit: Hearts indicate emotion and relationship. Diamonds represent material wealth. Spades represent conflict, difficulties and obstacles. Clubs represent action, work and intelligence.
The King portrays human success and master)-.
The Queen indicates emotional depth, sensitivity and understanding.
The Jack represents impetuosity; creativity or an adolescent energy.
2- On a psychological level, card playing in a dream can be seen as taking calculated risks and alerts us to potential danger.
3- The Tarot our Inner Truth can be used as images in dream work.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The different suits depict different things. Hearts: emotions; relationships. Diamonds: riches; intellectual. Spades: one’s body; movement; sensuality. Clubs: instinctive drives such as fear, sex, hunger. Business card: identity or opponunity. Greetings card: hoping for news; thoughts about sender. See games. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream you are winning when playing cards, you will do well and profit in life.
If you are losing, you will suffer some setbacks.
If you are shuffling cards, there will be decisions to make.
If cards are dealt to you, you will find yourself with a sudden problem to solve.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you are a carer yourself, you may have dreams in which you are a terrible carer, and unwilling or unable to tend to your patient’s or loved one’s needs.
If this is the case, don’t take it literally; your dreams are simply letting you know what the repressed part of you feels and suggesting to you that it might be a good idea to find some outlet in waking life to let off steam.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are the one receiving caresses by others then it means you do not have all the affection you need in real life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Car)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Be careful with your money.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Having or needing help, or being supported or “carried” by someone or something.
The ability to help others.
Movement of people or things from one place to another, or forward through time in their life processes.
Bulk, mass, abundance, or the idea of “many.” See also: Boat; Carrying; Towing; Bag; Suitcase... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are carjacking someone else indicates a fearful aspect of your personality that feels threatened and needs to be shown some peace.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Like Freud, Jung believed in the existence of the unconscious. However, he didn’t see the unconscious as animalistic, instinctual, and sexual; he saw it as
more spiritual. Dreams were a way of communicating and acquainting ourselves with the unconscious. Dreams were not attempts to conceal our true feelings from the waking mind, but rather they were a window to our unconscious. They served to guide the waking self to achieve
wholeness. Dreams offered a solution to a problem we are facing in our waking life.
Jung viewed the ego as one’s sense of self and how we portray ourselves to the world. Part of Jung’s theory was that all things can be viewed as paired opposites (i.e. good/evil, male/female, or love/hate). And thus working in opposition to the ego, is the “counter-ego” or what he referred to as the shadow. The shadow represents rejected aspects of yourself that you do not wish to acknowledge. It is considered an aspect of yourself which is somewhat more primitive, uncultured, and awkward.”
He said, “Dreams are the main source of all of our knowledge about symbolism.” This means that the messages you receive from your dreams are expressed symbolically and must be interpreted to find their true meanings.
Jung says that rarely do the symbols in dreams have just one meaning. And when interpreting the messages in your dreams, he suggests going with your first hunch, relying on your intuitive abilities, before applying morerational methods of dream interpretation.
Perhaps one of the most fascinating dream theorists might be Edgar Cayce. Today, we would call him a psychic. When he was alive, he was a fascinating individual who, it appeared, could speak with the dead, make predictions about the future, and provide insight into areas where the normal person couldn’t go.... Dreampedia
He was, however, disqualified for taking steroids in a later track and field event, so he may also enter a dream to warn you away from cheating to achieve your goals.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
3. Condensed milk. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: A girl who can be “bought.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Elizabethan: Preventing an untimely death on a scaffold.
If you’ve stuck your neck out lately, you may want to reconsider this course of action.
Happy celebrations and / or some type of promotion or public recognition. Carnation gets its name from “coronation,” because it was used so often in ancient times as a festival flower.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about carnations: your love life is in excellent shape and your opportunities at work are good. In a man’s dream, the image of the carnation—and flowers in general— often refer to women who can be bought. Maybe he is hoping for such an adventure—a desire he can only admit to himself through flowers. Picking a carnation: thoughtless actions on your part will create a crisis with a friend. Looking at a wilted carnation: a close relationship will come to an end.
Depth Psychology: The carnation is usually a symbol for the connection you have to other people.
The color of the carnation is important. See the chapter “Color in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
If it is red such love will be fiery; if it is white it will be a faithful and disinterested relationship; if it is yellow it indicates jealousy.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A vague expression of feelings.
Consider also how you feel about carnations.
For example, if they remind you of a fond memory, they might represent that period in your past or a sentimental feeling about it.
If you think of them as cheap, they might represent an empty or meaningless gesture.
See also: Flower; Plant... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
If you were just aware of the flowers you will have an unusual social success.
If your dream involved gathering the blooms you may expect a pleasant sur prise, probably in the form of a valuable gift White carnations predict a gratifying increase in status; bright red ones forecast an exciting love affair; pink ones indicate a happy domestic situation, and dark red or odd colored ones are an omen of prosperity through the help of good friends.
See also Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Because of its red color, this is an alternative blood emblem.
Among Moslems, a symbol of perfect happiness, effective speech and depression’s abatement.
In ancient Greece, this represented having one’s wishes satisfied. Arabian: Take care, someone is trying to trick or deceive you.
In dream oracles, this stone warns of forthcoming misfortunes for which you should begin to prepare.... The Language of Dreams
If one sees himself in a dream concluding his ablution or ritual bath with the essence of a Carnelianred, it means that he owns something blessed. Such blessings will manifest in one’s work and success in his material as well as spiritual life.
A Carnelian-red stone in a dream also represents one’s progeny, good religious conduct, good character, while seeing the white variety of this stone has a stronger meaning 70 and a better attribute than the red.
(Also see Aqiq canyons; Aqiqah rites)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A carnival when masks are used, or when incongruous or clownish figures are seen, implies discord in the home; business will be unsatisfactory and love unrequited. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Beware, what looks worthwhile and solid may be a come-on.
3. If one has the opportunity to go to a carnival and misses it, one may be avoiding an opportunity that only comes along every so often. ... New American Dream Dictionary
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
A carnival may dircct you to look back at an event within the last few days that brought you fulfillment, or point to a colorful and magical experience that you enjoyed immensely... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are watching ‘freak shows’ then you have a lack of peace and fulfillment within your home life. Sadness will be coming to parts of your life that were once happy and content.
To dream about being on a carnival ride indicates that you are traveling in loops. It could also represent simple enjoyment; the kind that leave no lasting impression.
To dream that you have run away with a carnival represents that you will have close ties or will be involved with the entertainment industry in some manner.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To join in a carnival and enjoy yourself shows that you will be treated to some unusual entertainment in the near future.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you observe freakish sights, there is a lack of harmony in your family life.
To dream that you are on a carnival ride, suggests that you are going in circles in your life. It may also symbolize cheap thrills.
If you dream that you run away with the carnival, you will be involved the entertainment field one day.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are performing in the carnival, you are due for a period of many changes.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If the sensation of the dream feels connected to being a guest at the carnival, then interpret this dream through the lens of play.
If the dream is more a behind-the-scenes experience, then you may be connecting to your rebellious nature.
(See Circus.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Singing.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
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
If you are riding the carousel, then you are participating in life’s passages.
If you are watching the carousel, then you are not participating, but rather watching life pass you by. In this case, your dream is telling you to take a more active role in your life.
If this is a carousel at an airport’s baggage claim, then this is about patience and being reassured that that which is yours cannot pass you by. See Baggage Claim and Season.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. Carefully view one’s life with a critical eye (how did one build it?). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Construction worker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A carpenter may appear to represent Jesus and his salvation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Whether you were one, observed one, or hired one, you will have love, respect, leisure, and the means to enjoy it!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To walk on a carpet, you will be prosperous and happy.
To dream that you buy carpets, denotes great gain.
If selling them, you will have cause to go on a pleasant journey, as well as a profitable one.
For a young woman to dream of carpets, shows she will own a beautiful home and servants will wait upon her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Desire for a better life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself sitting on a carpet in a dream, it means that he will purchase a property or a farm. In a time ofwar, sitting on a carpet in a dream means safety from danger.lfone sees himself gazing at a carpet in the dream, and ifhe sees in it the image reflection of a person he recognizes, it means that the figure drawn on the carpet is a person who has gone astray. It also means that such a person will present him with an amazing report that will be infested with falsehood.
A carpet in a dream also means worldly gains for its owner.
If it is folded in the dream, it means that his worldly interests are limited.
A folded carpet in a dream also means restricted income, difficulties in travels, tightness in one’s heart about some concerns or lack of success in establishing a good livelihood.
A new and well made carpet in a dream also represents a long life to its owner, prosperity and decisiveness. Seeing a carpet spread for one to sit on it and whose owner is unknown in an unknown place in a dream means that one will emigrate to a foreign land and succeed in establishing a good livelihood for himself. Ifin such a place the carpet is thin in the dream, it means worldly gains and longevity. Sitting on a carpet in a dream also means associating with leaders and judges. Ifone’s carpet is stolen, burned or thinned in a dream, it means nearing the term of his life in this world, afflictions, illness or emaciation.
An old torn carpet in a dream means distress, or a man who boosts about himself, who exalts his status and consequently emerges to be a liar and false.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If this is a magic carpet, they you are rising above troubles, overcoming obstacles and getting a higher view. See Aladdin and Rug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The colour of the carpet should also be noted. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a magic carpet symbolizes your desire to escape from a situation, relationship, or responsibilities.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are cleaning them, your personal affairs need attention. Buying or selling carpets indicates a commercial trend that involves you or your associates.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If in dreams you sell carpets, it means that you intend to deviate from the routine in order to jump into unknown adventures.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is the foundation upon which the consciousness of the room stands.
The presence of a carpet relates to a desire for softness and comfort beneath your feet.
The state, color, and texture of the carpet in your dream should inform how grounded you are feeling at this time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Red carpets: Special treatment or well-deserved honor.
Sweeping beneath: Hidden matters or things you’re trying to conceal (see Broom).
Flying carpet: Another type of flying dream, but one that also denotes a sense of rescue, maneuverability, and safety. Aladdin’s carpet aided him in times of great need.
Buying a rug in dreams is a good sign that foretells gains and financial help that’s available from friends.
Wall-to-wall carpeting reflects an attempt to try and cover up some type of flaw in your character instead of fixing it.
Tapestry rugs often have pictographs or whole scenes that reflect prevalent matters in your life. Look at the whole image first, then each object or person shown, for significance (see Fabric).... The Language of Dreams
An old and worn carpet means you will fall on hard times.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
(Also see Architect; Artist; Carpet)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A colorful carpet: your life will be exciting—no time for boredom.
Depth Psychology: The rug’s intricate design is a mirror of your life.
A valuable rug might also be a sign of arrogance or ambitions. Do you want to “sweep something under the rug”?... Dreamers Dictionary
To ride in one, you will have a sickness that will soon pass, and you will enjoy health and advantageous positions.
To dream that you are looking for a carriage, you will have to labor hard, but will eventually be possessed with a fair competency. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. One wants to have a baby. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- Dreaming of a carriage, such as a horse-drawn one, could be suggestive of old-fashioned attitudes to modern thinking.
A train carriage would indicate that we arc taking a journey that is slightly more public in character than a car journey.
2- Any symbol which signifies our being moved in some way draws attention to our ability to make progressive changes in our lives.
3- ‘fhe carriage is a symbol of majesty and power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of a carriage in any form is indicative of progression in one’s life.
If the carriage is going forward it implies development and growth.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If you are riding in the carriage you will be asked many embarrassing questions concerning a former companion of yours.
If the carriage is old and worn out, the rumors can be overcome with a minimal loss of prestige, by outlasting, ‘wearing them out’, until they finally die away.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Guard against subjecting yourself to unkind gossip.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are surrounded by pioneers it may suggest the desire to explore your unconscious or to adopt a more exciting lifestyle.
If you drive someone else’s car, it portends poverty. But if it is yours, you will be rich.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The cart is a more mundane symbol signifying down-to-earth hard work.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The chariot in the sense of a gladiatorial vehicle can represent basic urges before they have been honed by conditioning and knowledge. Again a cart is representative of workaday concerns.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a carriage, such as a horse-drawn one, could be suggestive of old-fashioned attitudes to modern thinking, and a chariot means we have to accept a very basic kind of control.
A train carriage would indicate that we are taking a ‘journey’ that is slightly more public than a car journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The condition in which the carriage house appears in one’s dream reflects the state of such groups of people.
(Also see Barn; Stableman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of a vardo or wagon approaching you, there are people coming to visit you, or bringing news to you (which could be good or bad).
If the wagon is going away, you will be parted from a loved one.
A stationary or passing wagon means things will stabilize and not change for some time.
If you are riding in the wagon, you are making progress (and again consider the spiritual connotations, with this being a means of transportation).
If you are driving the wagon yourself, you are in charge of your own life and able to make the decisions.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If we dream of being carried, we may feci that we are in need of support.
To dream of carrying someone registers the fact that we may be accepting responsibility for someone else and that this responsibility is a burden.
When we are prepared to ‘carry’ something we are taking Spiritual Responsibility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being carried by someone else suggests we are in need of nurturing and support. Whilst carrying another person can mean we are being burdened by someone else’s problems.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
You being carried by someone else can represent: receiving help or assistance; someone else taking responsibility for you or taking on your responsibilities; the idea of being a burden to someone else.
See also: Carrying; Supporting; Traveling... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
A carrier in a dream also represents a forerunner, a guardian, a mail carrier, or a police officer.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Crow)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Look carefully at things before doing something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is also said that holding or eating carrots in a dream means grieve and depression. Other dream interpreters hold carrots to represent the opposite and perceived benefits in seeing them in a dream, including the freedom of a prisoner from his jail.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The proverbial dangling carrot suggests temptation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream that the carrot is in your possession, then congratulations, you have what you’ve been looking for.
The carrot can also be a phallic symbol, showing you that you are being seduced.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is a prolific symbol because of the association of rabbits with carrots. It may also symbolize a lure, as in the expression, “dangle a carrot,” depending on how the carrot is experienced.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
It is likewise fortunate to dream of preparing them for cooking.... The Complete Dream Book
See also Vegetable(s) and Eating.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. If the dreamer is carrying someone, the person carried may or may not be viewed as a burden. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is for us to decide if this responsibility is a burden or not.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we dream of being carried, we may feel that we are in need of support.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of carrying a burden, or carrying another person, you can expect an increase in your duties and obligations.... My Dream Interpretation
If we are carrying something, it can represent an emotion, as in the expression “carrying a grudge.” We also talk about “carrying the day,” “carrying the ball,” or “carrying a torch” for someone.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Carrying a person or animal can represent helping or taking responsibility for someone or something in your life.
Carrying something heavy can represent feeling burdened, bogged down, or overloaded in your life.
Trying to carry too many things can represent trying to focus on or do too many things in your life.
See also: Grasping; Bucket or Basket; Pulling; Towing; Heavy; Walking; Cart; Cargo; Messenger; Delivery; Pregnancy; Carried, Being... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
If the weight is heavy on the carrier, it means trouble or harm caused by one’s neighbor.
If a woman sees herself carrying a heavy load, such a load could represent her gluttonous husband. Carrying a load over one’s shoulders in a dream also represents one’s sins.
A pregnancy in a dream means comfort for the baby but discomfort for the mother. Seeing oneself carrying bushes from the woods means backbiting, slandering and reporting lies.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself as carrying a dead person in a normal way it means he will either obey and follow the ruler of the time or he will take upon himself some of his responsibilities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To get on one shows that travel which you held in contemplation will be made under different auspices than had been calculated upon.
To miss one, foretells that you will be foiled in an attempt to forward your prospects.
To get off of one, denotes that you will succeed with some interesting schemes which will fill you with self congratulations.
To dream of sleeping-cars, indicates that your struggles to amass wealth is animated by the desire of gratifying selfish and lewd principles which should be mastered and controlled.
To see street-cars in your dreams, denotes that some person is actively interested in causing you malicious trouble and disquiet.
To ride on a car, foretells that rivalry and jealousy will enthrall your happiness.
To stand on the platform of a street-car while it is running, denotes you will attempt to carry on an affair which will be extremely dangerous, but if you ride without accident you will be successful.
If the platform is up high, your danger will be more apparent, but if low, you will barely accomplish your purpose. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of going to bed in a sleeping-car is an augury of achievement after much difficulty.
Freight cars denote an increase in your possessions without any satisfaction therefrom.
Riding in an ordinary car on a railroad train presages a trip that wiU fail to bring you pleasure.... The Complete Dream Book
• If you’re speeding it suggests you need to slow down in life.
If you’ve stalled or are driving very slowly then it means you need to move up a gear.
• Getting lost or being on the wrong road suggests you’ve lost your direction and purpose.
An out of control car indicates events in your life feel similarly out of control.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
To see a cart, denotes bad news from kindred or friends.
To dream of driving a cart, you will meet with merited success in business and other aspirations.
For lovers to ride together in a cart, they will be true in spite of the machinations of rivals. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the cart is heavy, unload some of your emotional baggage! If the cart is stuck in the mud, it is high time to reexamine the responsibilities you have taken on. Pay attention to other symbols in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you only observed the vehicle, you must still expect the slog but it will be a short one.
See also Hay.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Emotional issues or baggage.
Gathering things (such as items or experiences), or a means of gathering them.
Consider the context, purpose, and condition of the cart.
See also: Vehicle; Carrying; Container; Following (Trailing Behind); Store... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
To see a specific cartoon character in your dream represents that you are embracing the larger than life qualities that you ascribe to them. Consider the qualities that this cartoon character represents to you.
For example, if you dream of Sponge Bob Square Pants, this might symbolize your overzealous, “I’m ready for anything” attitude.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that your life is in a cartoon world means you don’t take life too seriously. Or, it could mean you need a break from a stressful daytime life.... My Dream Interpretation
A situation or scenario in your life that doesn’t seem quite real.
Consider the context and what the particular cartoon means to you.
See also: Animation... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
If the cartoon character was just a simple, unknown figure that entertained you, this suggests romantic troubles ahead.
The antics of the character can give hints as to how to avoid these troubles.
Success in business.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
2. Desire to return to childhood.
3. In need of relief from stresses of life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The cartoon people, or cartoon characters, suggest that you may perceive yourself and those around you as comical or as not having much validity or seriousness. Your perceptions may be somewhat off due to your inability to look at the way things really are. Your mind’s eye distorts things so that you are more comfortable with what is going on around you.
If your world is full of stress and this dream made you laugh, consider the compensatory nature of it. In your dream you may be able to obtain moments of lightheartedness and fun.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If they are empty, there will be foolish variances in your associations.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Hostility toward someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is a forerunner of an accusation that will be made against you».... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream that you have trouble doing cartwheels, you do not have confidence in your own abilities. You may also lack discipline.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are carving meat, then you are dividing up your power and energy and preparing to share it with others. Carving something can also reflect criticism, as in cutting something or someone down to size. See Knife.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A book, song, etc.... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
To dream that you are carving a cooked animal suggests that you are attempting to dispel particular emotions from within. You may be attempting to create space from your emotions and view them from a impartial perspective. On the contrary, someone or some circumstance could be in violation of certain parts of your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are serving yourself, it shows your own prosperity, but if you are Carving for other people, then someone else will benefit by your actions.... Mystic Dream Book
To dream of carving meat, indicates that you are trying to rid yourself of certain emotions, maybe anger or frustration.
To dream of a wood carving or engraving, symbolizes your need to strengthen your spiritual side.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were carving for others, you can expect someone else to get the lion’s share of profits from your current efforts; but if you were being served, you can be sure of reaping your just rewards.
See also Cut, Meat, Eating, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(AUTO) ENGINE, OIL-The engine is to the car as the heart is to the human body.The oil is to the car as the blood is to the human body. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Obtaining something that will carry a very high price over the long term. Overextension of resources, and being impatient for material things.
What is being paid for? Is it something for which you should work instead of taking the easy road?... The Language of Dreams
If you’re having financial difficulties in real life, this dream may simply symbolize your real troubles and/or attitudes related to money, work, and saving.
If you dream about losing your credit card, this suggests you are being careless in some aspect of your waking life.
A dream of having your credit card stolen suggests that something or someone is robbing you of vital energy.... My Dream Interpretation
If the children at the day care center were babies, the meaning depends on how they behaved.
If they were happy or cute, good things are coming to you through the help of friends. However, if the babies were ugly or in any way displeasing to you, look out for treachery in someone you trust. Helpless or sick babies are generally a warning of difficulties ahead, so be cautious in your friendship and love affairs.... My Dream Interpretation
An overwhelming sense of responsibility could be leaving you with residual stress and affecting your working life negatively.
To desire day care for your children in your dream indicates a trust issue may be becoming clear within a close relationship.
To dream of finding excellent care for your children shows that you are in the flow of life and have a good level of faith that all is well.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the environment is nice the dream can be interpreted as a need for warmth and shelter. If, however, the feeling is of being overwhelmed the dream indicates overprotection from someone very close in the dreamer’s life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a daycare environment features in your dream, you may be juggling obligations and need some relief or balance in the area of whatever you have a duty to accomplish.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If it breaks he will remain at his destination.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream is showing how you move and present yourself to others in daily life, and what the possibilities, problems, and tasks are.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are the pharmacist: you would like to be wealthy.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of failure at least gives us the opportunity to face that fear in a manageable fashion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Real or imagined criticism (feeling like you don’t meet others’ criteria or don’t pass their “tests”).
The importance you place on whatever the test represents in your real life (something at which you don’t want to fail).
See also: Test; Competition; Failure; School... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
To dream that he fails in his suit, signifies that he only needs more masterfulness and energy in his daring, as he has already the love and esteem of his sweetheart.
(Contrary dreams are those in which the dreamer suffers fear, and not injury.) For a young woman to dream that her life is going to be a failure, denotes that she is not applying her opportunities to good advantage.
For a business man to dream that he has made a failure, forebodes loss and bad management, which should be corrected, or failure threatens to materialize in earnest. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Anxiety over project or dilemma.
3. Review plans and activities for potential problems.
4. Feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream of failure in a business means you are letting fear cloud all your dealings and must change this or suffer a real loss in revenue.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The others were way ahead of me jumping the fences. I couldn’t catch up, and one fence I came to grew to a huge height and was like a steel barrier. I couldn’t get over it and felt a failure’ (Ron S). Ron had not done well at school, had not taken any particular training, had no steady relationship or children. In his late 20s, Ron looked at his friends, married with families and steady jobs, and felt a failure. From the dream he realised he was viewing life as a competitive race to succeed. This was stopping him from following his real interest, psychotherapy, which his family viewed as playing games. He could ride his horse into the fields and explore. He did, by going to Amenca, training, raising a family.
In general, failure indicates comparison; competitiveness; it sometimes depicts alternatives—failure is the alternative to success. So the failure might be ‘because’. See Is there a because factor in the dream? in dream processing; falling. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- The fear of failure is an almost universal fear, and to dream of failure may give us the opportunity to face that fear in an acceptable way.
3- Depression or spiritual frustration.
The failure we may feel at the hands of a greater power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of failure in a business means you are letting fear cloud all your dealings and must change this or suffer a real loss in revenue.
A woman who dreams of failing in love will if she does not change some of the things she has been doing and become more self reliable.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Stick to it, you’ll succeed.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Such dreams may stem from childhood fears of punishment / withdrawal of love and reflect a continuing self-programming for failure-anxiety.
If so, you need to distinguish two kinds of perfectionism: first, the sort that causes constant striving for unrealistic goals - this is a neurotic form of perfectionism; and secondly, aiming at being true to yourself, with a readiness to respond positively to inner promptings towards a fuller embodiment of your ideal self, but also with a readiness to accept and love yourself as you are. Your standards, like your clothes, should fit you.
Above all, do not allow yourself to be overwhelmed and crippled by past failures. Instead, stay in the present, and don’t accept a continual reiteration of ‘can’t5 from yourself: ‘can’t5 usually means ‘won’t5, and Svon’t5 comes from something in your unconscious that needs to be brought into your consciousness (see Childhood Recollections, sections (1) and (2)).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
In the past, this dream had opposite meaning: it predicted success. Similarly, success in dreams predicted failure.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dreams often feature themes of failure or missed opportunities, instead of focusing on what is wrong with your life, try to lay more emphasis on what is right whilst ridding yourself of the negative ‘glass half empty’ perspective on life. Losing a race in your dream, especially if you were pipped at the post, indicates the frustration and sometimes humiliation of realizing the limits of your potential.... The Element Encyclopedia
An attempt to prepare mentally for a challenge ahead.
Judging or labelling yourself negatively, or feeling or imagining others doing so.
Judging someone or something as a failure can represent a judgment of that person or yourself (providing an opportunity to work through your underlying issue).
See also: Ending; Disaster; Second Place; Accident; Bad... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Fun, variety, or excitement (or a desire for more of such).
Consider also your feelings and the events there.
See also: Ride; Ferris Wheel; Merry-Go-Round; Amusement Park; Zoo; Party; Parade; Holiday... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
2. If sending the card to someone, the dreamer has high regard for that person.
3. If receiving a card, the sender is expressing his/her regard. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the cart is empty, then you are either feeling deprived, or available to become full.
If your cart is full, then your cup runneth over, and you are coming into your power.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The subject of symbols fascinated him and he devoted more work to this than any other psychologist. He saw dream symbols, not as an attempt to veil or hide inner content, but an attempt to elucidate and express it.
It is a way of transformation where what was formless, non-verbal and unconscious moves towards form and becoming known. In this way dreams ‘show us the unvarnished natural truth’. By giving attention to our dreams we are throwing light/upon who and what we really are—not simply who we ait/as a personality, but who we are as a phenomenon of cosmic interactions.
Jung recommended looking at a series of one’s dreams in order to develop a fuller insight into self. In this way one would see cenain themes arising again and again. Out of these we can begin to see where we are not balancing the different aspects of ourself. See abreaction; active imagination; amplification; archetypes; black person; collective unconscious; compensatory theory; creativity and problem solving in dreams; dream analysis; Fromm, Erich; identity and dreams; individuation; lucidity; mandala; dream as spiritual guide; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If your dream letters remain unopened, this may represent missed opportunities.
If the letter is black around the edges, this may refer to your feelings about death.
If the letter is from a particular person, this suggests specific feelings or thoughts concerning the person the letter is from.
If you get to read the letter in your dream, try to see if the text has any bearing on your waking life.
If the letter came from abroad, you may be thinking of traveling or are thinking of someone who lives abroad. To dream of writing a letter may tell you of the need to communicate information to someone; a dream of writing several letters may tell you that there are many people you wish to make contact with.
If you dream of sending a letter, this may be a prompt to contact the person to whom you are posting the letter or to impart information to them.
Incomprehensible or unintelligible letters may suggest frustration at being unable to solve some problem. A letter that turns out to be a blank page is a clear sign that you should stop waiting for other people to take the initiative and take the initiative yourself. An anonymous letter can be a message from your unconscious that you need to slow down and reflect on your actions in waking life. While handwriting in a dream letter can reveal personal feelings or communications, a typewritten or word-processed communication implies a more impersonal communication.
Dreams of sending a telegram may occur during times of stagnation or routine in your professional life and may serve as an urgent stimulus to change. Alternatively, dreaming of receiving a telegram may express an urgent yearning to make contact with someone. Because of their indiscreet and fun nature, dreaming of postcards may suggest that you need to be more open with those around you. According to Freud, parcels may symbolize female sexuality.
If you are excited about opening a parcel, this may suggest the heady thrill of a new relationship, but if you do not want to open a parcel, this may express a fear of intimacy with others.... The Element Encyclopedia
To hear his whistle, denotes the unexpected arrival of a visitor.
If he passes without your mail, disappointment and sadness will befall you.
If you give him letters to mail, you will suffer injury through envy or jealousy.
To converse with a letter-carrier, you will implicate yourself in some scandalous proceedings.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see it in large quantities, denotes that you will save money by the strictest economy.
For a young woman, this dream means that a stranger will enter her life. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If eating, one is conscious of ﬁnancial difﬁculties.
3. A large quantity of it means that ﬁnancial problems will extend some time into the future. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A dream of cooking macaroni portends that you will be the victim of fraud.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are the mail carrier, it means you have been overcharged for something you recently bought.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The term “going postal” has become synonymous with violent outbursts connected with overwhelming stress.
If the dream has any dark or shadowy elements to it, you may want to explore the mail carrier as a character aspect of an undercurrent of violent feelings that are just waiting for an inciting incident to allow them to explode. What a mail carrier is delivering in a dream offers an important second layer of meaning. What new information is your unconscious trying to send you?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A postman bringing money: you are spending money on useless things. Seeing a package: you are about to receive a gift. Writing a postcard: you need to take care of an unpleasant matter.
Receiving a postcard: in a certain situation you are guided more by false hopes than reality. See Package.
Depth Psychology: Mail represents your attitudes, opinions, and thoughts that can influence others. See Letter.
A postcard can also refer to an irritating obligation that should be fulfilled as soon as possible.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Needing help to face situation or hide physical or emotional imperfections.
3. Flirtation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of having trouble applying mascara, you may be anxious about an upcoming date or social event. Smeared mascara indicates you didn’t make the impression you hoped for in a recent social situation. Dreams of removing mascara can reflect a need to see oneself more clearly.... My Dream Interpretation
2. One feels the need to discard something one has long carried around. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Dreaming of a miscarriage can also suggest the loss of work, a project or even a part of ourselves, and we need time to acclimatise.
3- A miscarriage can represent aspects of early death and the fear it can engender.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Something that you hoped for suddenly being waylaid or totally called off.
Metaphorically feeling that there has been a miscarriage of justice or other honorable qualities in a specific situation or relationship.
For a pregnant woman, a reflection of fear that probably needs no further interpretation. ... The Language of Dreams
A pregnant woman’s dream about a miscarriage might indicate guilt feelings. Watching a miscarriage: someone will let you down or abuse your trust, and all your hopes will turn to ashes.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a miscarriage means either failure in a close relationship, or that efforts to mature have been abandoned. Too many anxieties, guilt feelings, and insecurities stifle your true personality.... Dreamers Dictionary
A miscarriage of justice suggests that all aspects of a story have not been taken into consideration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A miscarriage is simply a change in direction such that you will need to begin again. While such a dream may have emotional connotations to it, the actual meaning connects more to making space for something new to be created.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This is almost always a symbol of their anxiety about the baby rather than a prediction that the baby will be miscarried. Miscarriages are also potent symbols of projects or business deals that have gone wrong. (Also see Baby, Embryo, Pregnant).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Loss or grief.
Issues involving responsibility for self or others.
Rejecting your inner child, your playfulness or creativity, or belief in self.
A feeling of something in your life not happening in the right timing or not being “meant to be.” Consider the context and how you felt about the situation.
See also: Fetus; Ovum; Baby; Birth, Giving; Female... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
To see oneselfas a mason in a dream means getting involved in a good project and seeking to do a good deed. Seeing a mason using mortar or hod in a dream means becoming strict, giving oneselfhard time, or toiling hard to serve others. Seeing a mortar carrier in a dream also means distress, misfortune, or hardships.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The significance of riding in a motor car depends largely upon the attendant circumstances! whether the car is running smoothly, swiftly, slowly, or otherwise. It also depends on the character of the country through which it is proceeding.
In general the idea of riding means progress in affairs of business or love and the indications mentioned above have their effect upon the dream. If, for instance, a motor is stalled, it is a prediction of difficulties in a project which one k trying to work out Hilly country, badly paved roads and such difficulties augur a slowing up of the progress but do not mean that the project will not be completed.
The comfort of the car is also an indication of the ease with which the end may be attained A car without good springs, for instance, or one which is in bad mechanical condition, is an augury of difficulty.... The Complete Dream Book
WHY A DREAM TURNS INTO A NIGHTMARE. Most nightmares are simply mirrors of your internal fears and anxieties. Paradoxically, as the following reasons explain, it is those very fears and anxieties that “flip” a dream that is otherwise benign into a nightmare.
Think of a dream as a carriage transporting a needed insight about an important problem; the carriage is merely a vehicle for the helpful message. However, the topic of the dream terrifies you. The topic could be about a failing relationship or a career that is falling apart. Because of your terror, as you watch the carriage approach, the shadows of your fears make the carriage look scary. You do not notice the carriage is driven by your psyche, who approaches as a friend and just wants to help.
One way of coping with an anxiety or fear is to distance yourself from it—to push it away. This is a normal reaction. Yet the very act of distancing yourself from a scary topic that a dream may address is what “transforms” a normal dream image into a scary one. It is like a tasty dish that curdles, and your fear curdles the dream dish.
THERE ARE ONLY FRIGHTENED DREAMERS. Though it is natural to run from what scares you, the very act of doing so is what often creates a nightmare. That is why one way of looking at most nightmares is to say, “There are no scary dreams—only frightened dreamers.” If we could put aside all of our fears, there would be few nightmares or frightening dreams.
WHAT CAUSES NIGHTMARES. Mild to severe stress tends to be the main underlying cause of most frightening dreams.
• Daily Stress. Daily stress that ramps up your feelings is the most common reason behind a nightmare.
• Out-of-Control Fear and Anxiety. Like a wheel spinning out of control, negative emotions can unbalance your perceptions and lead to nightmares.
• Emotional Dissonance. The daily push-pull between competing feelings or choices is called “emotional dissonance.” If making a choice feels so unpalatable and impossible that no choice seems right, the pressure can drive you to the edge. This form of extreme anxiety, related to difficult or impossible choices, often invites nightmares.
• Physical or Mental Imbalance. Conditions like fever or depression can produce bad dreams. When the condition passes, the nightmares may disappear.
• Traumatic Events. Repeated bad dreams can happen after a painful event that leaves you feeling vulnerable, such as losing a loved one or the loss of a home after a natural disaster. As the psyche tries to digest the pain, the mind may replay the event as a nightmare. Such dreams are the psyche’s attempt to digest the painful feelings while you sleep. As a person heals and increases their coping skills, the bad dreams lessen and eventually disappear.
• The Nightmares of Those with an Artistic or Sensitive Temperament. Highly sensitive and creative individuals tune in more deeply to the world’s pain and suffering, and as a result, they often report nightmares. A man at a seminar shared his constant nightmares about war scenes and mangled bodies, even though he lived a normal life and worked as a bus driver. Digging deeper, he began to see that he was tuning in to the daily pain that he saw on the faces of his passengers. Witnessing their distress gave his sensitive heart emotional indigestion, which he experienced as frequent nightmares.
• Traumatic Stress. Those with a medical condition called post-traumatic stress disorder, such as combat veterans or rape victims, can have nightmares that are different in content and structure to regular nightmares. Experiencing extreme forms of trauma can produce nightmares that are more severe and that disrupt sleep cycles, which regular nightmares do not. While researching the nightmares of combat veterans, I created presleep stories as a sleep aid that attempts to restore the normal sleep cycles of combat veterans; details are available at InterpretADream.com.
NIGHTMARES: THREE TYPES
Like other dreams, nightmares can be distinguished by their origin and purpose. The most common nightmares engage your struggle to grow in character and personality. A few bad dreams deal with specific life fears, and fewer still predict actual tragic events.
1: The Most Common Type of Nightmare
A NIGHTMARE THAT UNVEILS A NEGATIVE CHARACTER TRAIT. Facing an unpleasant truth about yourself is never easy. Everyone glosses over shortcomings like anger, acting stupid, or failing at something, and no one wants to face a weakness. As a result, when a dream holds up a mirror about a trait that does not jive with your “I am great” image, your normal reaction is to say, “That can’t be me.” In colloquial terms, such nightmares expose your blind spots, which is an unpleasant experience for everyone.
For example, a man had a nightmare about a raging bull charging through his grocery store and wondered if the dream was a warning that vandals would soon raid his premises. Since most dreams are about you—the dreamer, he came to see that the bull was a metaphor for his short temper when dealing with employees. Seeing himself as an out-of-control bull was not easy, but the image produced the desired effect. The man softened his attitude and as a result, the atmosphere at the grocery store became more relaxed and as a bonus, his sales improved.
When a nightmare acts as a mirror of a not-so-great trait, it invites you to grow into a better version of yourself. After an initial “ouch,” you realize that the dream is an ally, helping you correct what could cause problems down the road.
2: A Scary Dream That You Meet Less Often
FRIGHTENING DREAMS THAT PORTRAY ACTUAL, SPECIFIC FEARS. One of the functions of dreaming is to process your emotions. When a fear gets out of hand, a nightmare that relates to that fear is the equivalent of a pressure cooker’s safety valve that allows the hot steam to escape. In this case, the experience of having the nightmare, in and of itself, becomes an outlet for your exploding feelings.
Acting like an emotional digestion system, fear-processing nightmares let you experience a fear as an external picture that your mind can examine and label. A “see it, name it, and label it” nightmare helps you digest your fear, and as a result, whatever tied you up in knots begins to unravel. Such nightmares handle actual fears, one piece at a time, until they disappear. You may encounter a sequence of nightmares during a time of enormous challenge such as a divorce or the sudden loss of a loved one. Then one day, a morning arrives when you feel a sense of peace. You do not know why you feel better, but you know you have turned a corner. Your dream digestion system—that you experienced as nightmares—has done its work.
Nightmares that deal with true fears come with a bonus. A bad dream that relates to a painful issue can include an insight about how to handle what frightens you. A woman kept dreaming of a terrified young girl who walks to the edge of a murky black pond in the middle of the night. As she is about to fall into the deep black water, she sees a light in the distance and becomes aware that the light can lead her to safety. Upon discussion, those images brought back memories of the dreamer’s terror of being raped as a young girl. The light in the distance made her realize that she could resolve the unexpressed pain that had been festering for years. Thanks to the dream’s metaphor of a distant light as a place of safety, the dreamer became aware that she needed a counselor who could help her confront the emotional leftovers of her childhood trauma.
3: Actual Warnings—A Rare Type of Frightening Dream
FRIGHTENING DREAMS AS TRUE WARNINGS. Most scary dreams are stress-related, a few may tussle with your actual fears, while a miniscule percent can be actual warnings about something dire. Nightmares can warn you about the possibility of a real tragedy that may involve death, serious illness, or a natural disaster—whether in your life, someone around you, or in your community. Or sometimes they are warnings about less serious matters.
LESS URGENT, YET TRUE WARNING DREAMS. Before examining frightening dreams that are dire warnings, let’s take a look at dreams that address issues which are not life threatening, yet still urgent. For example, a dream may give you a heads up about how your words hurtfully impacted another’s feelings that you missed, and as a painful issue, it becomes cloaked in scary images. Or, a dream may point out what will happen if you keep eating three desserts a day; seeing what you look like in a dream, with an extra fifty pounds on you, can be pretty scary. Or, a frightening dream may point out a topic such as an unpleasant relationship, that you have put on hold, which now needs attention. Because these less urgent issues deal with topics that make you anxious, the warning dream can still be experienced as a nightmare. Such not-so-dire warning dreams touch upon intense topics that are not life threatening, but can still intensely shake you up.
DREAM EXAMPLE: A FRIGHTENING DREAM ABOUT A NORMAL ISSUE—MY DAUGHTER IS IN A CAR CRASH. A mother dreamed that her daughter was in a car crash, and from a distance, she watched as her child was taken to the hospital. Afterward, a doctor announced that her daughter was okay. The dream felt so intense that the mother woke up terrified, fearing for her daughter’s safety. The mother brought up her dream at a conference. A conversation brought out how, at the time of the dream, her only daughter announced that she was about to relocate because her new husband had been transferred to a job a thousand miles away. Since mom and daughter had never lived more than a few streets apart, the mother experienced a nightmare that registered her shock and distress at the news. Nothing terrible had happened. The nightmare simply registered the mother’s reaction to the sudden, unexpected news of being separated from her daughter.
A TRUE WARNING NIGHTMARE ABOUT A POTENTIAL TRAGEDY. Though extremely rare, a nightmare can be a warning about an actual tragedy as a type of ESP dream, as in the following example.
DREAM EXAMPLE: A NIGHTMARE AS A TRUE WARNING—MY DAUGHTER IS IN A CAR CRASH. Another mother had several dreams that showed her only teenage daughter getting into a car with friends, then seeing the car in a deadly crash. Each time she had the dream, she debated whether to talk to her daughter about safe driving with her teenage friends but decided against it. Sadly, the repetitive dreams turned out to be an actual warning and she lost her only daughter. Meeting this woman at a seminar, I marveled at the grace with which the mother had resolved to learn about dreams, and to use future warnings for herself and loved ones. That took great courage.
Only the divine hand can know whether a tragedy foreshadowed in a dream can be averted. However, no matter how a predicted event turns out, such actual warning nightmares serve a constructive purpose. On the one hand, they give a dreamer time to build up their strength and cushion the shock of the actual event, if it comes about. On the other hand, according to stories exchanged in dream circles, such warning dreams can, at times, avert the real danger.
True dream warnings about dire events are extremely rare. They have noticeable features like repetition, intense emotions and literal details.
For more examples of nightmares and frightening dreams of every kind, have a look at the e-library of dreams at InterpretADream.com which is searchable by keyword.... A Little Bit Of Dreams
The oil is to the car as blood is to the body.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the famous people were ignoring you in your dream, it’s a sign that you need to reduce your obligations and activities, and focus on what’s really important to your heart.
If the dream was negative (upsetting or scary), this may be a warning of false friends.
If you won an award in the dream, it’s a sign that your friendships are reliable.... My Dream Interpretation
2. A desire to make things work well, “smooth” out difﬁculties, remove obstacles. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Hearts indicate good fortune in love; diamonds stand for wealth.
Spades point to hard work without reward; while clubs portend disgrace.
The higher the cards in the red suits, the better is the augury.
The higher the cards in the black suits, the worse is the augury.... The Complete Dream Book
Ace of Hearts: Love and happiness; a particularly favorable card that indicates troubles lifting.
King of Hearts: A fair-haired man with a good nature; or a man with water signs predominating in his chart; fair, helpful advice. Affectionate, caring man. This man helps you out without much talk; his actions reveal his kindness and concern.
Queen of Hearts: A fair-haired woman with a good nature; or a woman with water signs predominating in her chart; kind advice. Affectionate, caring woman. This card can sometimes indicate the mother or a mother figure.
Jack of Hearts: A warm-hearted friend; a fair-haired youth; or a young person with water signs predominating in their chart; often points to a younger admirer.
10 of Hearts: Good luck; success; this is an important card that suggests good fortune after difficulty.
9 of Hearts: The card of wishes; a wish or dream fulfilled.
8 of Hearts: Unexpected gift or visit; an invitation to a party.
7 of Hearts: Someone whose interest in you is unreliable; someone with fickle affections for you; can indicate lovesickness.
6 of Hearts: A sudden wave of good luck; someone takes care of you or takes a warm interest in you.
5 of Hearts: Jealousy; some ill-will from people around you.
4 of Hearts: Travel; change of home or business.
3 of Hearts: Love and happiness; can also indicate emotional problems and an inability to decide who to love.
2 of Hearts: A warm partnership or engagement; a very favorable card that indicates strength and support coming from a partner.
Ace of Clubs: Wealth, prosperity, unexpected money; can also suggest mismanagement of money.
King of Clubs: Dark-haired, kindhearted man; or a man with fire predominating in his chart; a generous, spirited man.
Queen of Clubs: Dark-haired, confident woman; or a woman with fire predominating in her chart; she may give you good advice.
Jack of Clubs: A dark-haired or fiery youth; a popular youth who is good-hearted and playful; can also indicate an admirer.
10 of Clubs: Business success; good luck with money; a trip taken now may result in a new friend or love interest.
9 of Clubs: Achievement; sometimes a wealthy marriage or sudden windfall.
8 of Clubs: Work or business problems that may have to do with jealousy.
7 of Clubs: Business success, although there may be problems with the opposite sex; a change in business that may have been expected or earned, such as a promotion.
6 of Clubs: Financial aid or success.
5 of Clubs: New friendships or alliances are made.
4 of Clubs: Beware of dishonesty or deceit; avoid blind acceptance of others at this time.
3 of Clubs: Love and happiness; successful marriage; a favorable long-term proposition; a second chance, often in an economic sense.
2 of Clubs: Obstacles to success; malicious gossip.
Ace of Spades: Misfortune; sometimes associated with a difficult ending.
King of Spades: Dark-haired man; or a man with air predominating in his chart; an ambitious, perhaps self-serving, man.
Queen of Spades: Widowed or divorced woman; a woman with air predominating in her chart.
Jack of Spades: A youth who is demanding or jealous.
10 of Spades: Worry; bad news.
9 of Spades: Misfortune; a personal low.
8 of Spades: Temptation; danger; upsets.
7 of Spades: Advice that is best not taken; loss; there is some obstacle to success, and this indicates that obstacles may be coming from within you.
6 of Spades: Small changes and improvements.
5 of Spades: Opposition and obstacles that are temporary; a blessing in disguise; sometimes indicates a negative or depressed person.
4 of Spades: Small worries; problems; financial difficulties, personal lows.
3 of Spades: Breaks or conflict in relationships.
2 of Spades: Deceit; may also warn against possible infidelity or separation.
Ace of Diamonds: Change; a message, often about money, and usually good news.
King of Diamonds: Fair-haired or graying man; a man with earth predominating in his chart; a man of authority, status, or influence.
Queen of Diamonds: Fair-haired woman; a woman with earth predominating in her chart; a gossip.
Jack of Diamonds: A youth, possibly in uniform; a jealous person who may be unreliable; a person who brings news, generally negative, but relatively minor.
10 of Diamonds: A change in financial status, often for the better.
9 of Diamonds: A new business deal; travel; restlessness; a change of residence.
8 of Diamonds: New job; change in job situation; the young or the old may find love on a trip.
7 of Diamonds: An argument concerning finances or employment, generally expected to be resolved happily.
6 of Diamonds: Relationship problems; arguments; separation.
5 of Diamonds: Happiness and success; a change for the better; a birth, or good news for a child; a good time to start new projects.
4 of Diamonds: Financial upswing; an older person may give good advice.
3 of Diamonds: A legal letter; be tactful with others in order to avoid disputes.
2 of Diamonds: A business partnership; a change in relationship; gossip.... The Element Encyclopedia
A police car may symbolize an internal authority that helps to resolve your inner conflicts. It may also suggest that you let go of guilt and self-judgment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the postcard depicts faraway places: get ready—you may go on a long journey.
The dream may also be a sign that you want to take a trip and/or are in need of more diversion. What is depicted on the postcard? Search for and examine other symbols in the dream. Depth Psychology: See Picture.... Dreamers Dictionary
3. Possible health issues related to lifestyle, a need to slow down. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are driving the race car, your fast-paced lifestyle and reckless behavior may be endangering your health. Sometimes, this dream can also be a metaphor for your issues with race and ethnicity.... My Dream Interpretation
A race car has great power and offers a tremendous amount of speed and an escalation of masterful handling. Your dream may suggest a desire to move faster, or if your life is indeed moving at a fast pace, the race car in your dream may be offering you the support you need to handle all that is happening at this time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A frequently appearing symbol for travel* What is important is whom you meet in the railroad car.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The second relates to the exclusivity of passage relegated to only a certain few. This symbol can indicate a sense of aspiration in a dream.
If you are witnessing someone else on a red carpet, that person is an aspect of your own personality that has the capability of helping you aspire to greater things. This image in a dream may also point to a desire to be recognized for some special ability or particular accomplishment in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The details of this dream are symbolic of unfinished business for you to complete in this lifetime.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone is convinced that he lived during the French Revolution; the singer Engelbert Humperdinck believes that in a past life he was a Roman emperor; and a Californian seer told the pop star Tina Turner that she is the incarnation of the wife of an Egyptian pharaoh.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Even as the dream is taking place, you may be feeling a sense of awe and wonder. You awaken knowing that this dream is very special and that it relates to something about your distant past. There’s an inescapable feeling that the dream is about a past life.
In most cases, it is impossible to prove beyond doubt that a dream relates to a past life experience, as your dream is unlikely to give you the facts needed to prove them with public records of births, marriages and deaths. In the end, it simply comes down to a gut feeling, an unshakable belief that comes from deep within you. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, what is important here is what you take from the dream as a lesson for your current life.
If the goal of reincarnation is to improve karma—the Buddhist principle of cosmic reward or punishment for the things you have done or left undone in past lives—then this dream offers you an opportunity for personal growth.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depending on what kind of life you reincarnated into, your dream may indicate how you feel about the way you’ve been leading your life (such as grateful or guilty).
See also: Death of You... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
For example, renting a Dodge Neon may suggest that you may want to stand out from the crowd for a change.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The dreamer is evaluating his own life, his actions, and his performance.
It is either validation and acceptance or a reprimand and criticism.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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 relationship will evennially disappoint you.
Depth Psychology: A scar is a reminder of a painful experience from the past, even if the “wound” has already healed. Who or what left you scarred?... Dreamers Dictionary
Your memory of a past emotional challenge.
The results or consequences of hostility or ill will somewhere in your life.
Healing, recovery, or renewal.
See also: Healing; Scab... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
2. Physiological difﬁculties which are preventing progress and success. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you continue working as industriously as you have been, it will lead to rich rewards.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The scarab also represents immortality. You may be experiencing anxieties about death and/or aging.... My Dream Interpretation
One kind of scarcity or poverty in a dream might represent another kind in real life (for example, dreaming that you have no money could represent feeling spiritually empty).
See also: Depleted; Empty; Sparse; Famished; Debt; Wanting; Dry; Skinny... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Scares and fearful emotions have made you vulnerable and insecure.
The dream is a sign that you need to come to terms with the reasons for them. Pay attention to the rest of the symbols in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. A barrier to achievement or happiness.
4. Fear. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the scarecrow has a recognizable face, it’s time to get to know that person better. Your conscious mind may have misjudged them.... My Dream Interpretation
If symbolism from Wizard of Oz, implies you have little confidence in your intellectual ability; look within for own strengths and abilities.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you know exactly what scared you in your dream, check out that dream symbol in this dictionary to get an even deeper interpretation.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of numerous problems or persons in real life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Need for protection or isolation from oncoming problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are wearing a scarf, suggests that you are separating your mind from your body. You may be relying too much on how you think, rather than how you feel, or vice versa.... My Dream Interpretation
Your perception of the wearer (such as their self-expression, characteristic, mood, etc.).
Perceived femininity or masculinity.
For more clues, consider the context of the scarf (such as who was wearing it and which body part it covered), its role in the dream, and how you felt about it.
See also: Tie; Clothes; Decoration; Cover... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
To dream a relative dies suddenly with it, foretells you will be overcome by villainous treachery. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If shopping cart is empty, this symbolizes lack of success. ... New American Dream Dictionary
An empty shopping cart means you feel lonely and in need of comfort.... My Dream Interpretation
If your dream features a shopping cart in this way, then you may be expressing poverty consciousness.
A person pushing a shopping cart in your dream is a character aspect of low functioning and a fear that you may lose everything.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Trying to be “cool.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
A sports car is an indication that more power is needed in order to fulfill the needs your journey is presenting you with.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A symbol of collective forward movement. Do you need a trolley right now in order to get ahead?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Desire (from the play a streetcar named desire). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you missed a streetcar in the dream, you may feel that others are leaving you behind socially or emotionally. You are having difficulty in achieving your personal goals.
To dream that you are in an accident involving a streetcar foretells that you will find yourself in an embarrassing situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: See Train. Stretcher
Symbol: Seeing a stretcher: don’t be too sure you will succeed in a certain matter! Seeing somebody else on a stretcher: somebody in your circle is going to be ill.
If somebody is approaching you with a stretcher, an inheritance may change your life.
If you are lying on a stretcher: you feel that you are not up to the task at hand; you are helpless, but—even without doing anything—you are receiving help. Being carried on a stretcher: the chances for success are good and the road will be easy. Carrying a stretcher: in an unhappy situation you might be able to salvage something.
Depth Psychology: A stretcher is a symbol of life changes. Being carried on a stretcher means your fate will literally “carry” you; if somebody else is on the stretcher, it usually means illness or death.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. A need or desire for a broad approach to an issue that requires healing (especially if individual tarot symbols are not noted by the dreamer). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you had a tarot reading in your dream, pay attention to what you were told by the fortune teller - it could be your sleeping mind’s way of sending you an important message from your unconscious.... My Dream Interpretation
The Major Arcana
0- The Fool
A jester figure representing impulse, birth and youth, sometimes shown beginning a journey and accompanied by a dog.
If this card appears in your dreams, it stands for a new start and infinite possibilities. When it appears, you might be about to make a move, not just to a new home, but to a new job or way of thinking. There is more than just change, renewal and a brand new beginning in the Fool; there’s also movement, and a fresh, exciting new time. But the card carries a little bark of warning as well. Stop daydreaming and fantasizing and watch your step, lest you fall and end up looking the fool.
1- The Magician
Sometimes shown as a juggler or illusionist at a fair, sometimes playing with the symbols of the four suits, representing consciousness, a sense of self-control and dexterity. In dreams, this card might be telling you that you will have a vision, an idea or a magical mental image of whatever it is you most want, whether it is the solution to a problem, a successful career or a fulfilling love life.
2- High Priestess
Shown as a female religious leader, representing women’s liberation, wisdom, independence and psychic development. The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinct and the supernatural. She offers secret knowledge, like the moon on a dark night, so that you can find your path in life. She sits between the pillars of dark and light, consciousness and unconsciousness, waxing and waning. All secret knowledge is hers.
Shown as a queen on a throne or as the mother goddess, she represents illumination, intelligence, understanding, maternity and creativity. The Empress is a creator, be it the creation of life, of romance, of art or business. This card tells you that if you want your new romance, career, business or creation to grow into all it can be, you have to pay attention to it, baby it and be willing to let it take those first steps when it is ready. Most of all, like any pregnant mother or good gardener, you have to be patient. All things need time to gestate and sprout.
Sometimes shown as a king on a throne holding a sphere and scepter, he represents sight, vision, realization, power and strength. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow because he rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But sometimes that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.
5- Hierophant or Pope
A religious leader, sometimes shown as the Pope seated on a throne, he represents the link between God and man, and symbolizes spiritual discovery, the father, transcendence, and the teacher. The Hierophant’s only problem is that he can be stubborn. At his best, he is wise and soothing, offering much-needed advice; at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.
Shown as two people surrounded by cupids, flowerbeds, they represent struggle, beauty, sovereignty and, union. Above all, this card is a symbol of choice. Love is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can’t understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. When this card appears in a dream, you are being told to trust your instincts, to choose this career, challenge, person or thing to which or whom you are so strongly drawn, no matter how scary, how difficult, irrational or troublesome.
Sometimes shown as warriors parading triumphant in chariot or an icon of a hero being paraded around, it represents victory, the domination of humankind over nature, power, war and self-control.
If this card appears in your dream, it suggests that control is required over opposing emotions, wants, needs, people or circumstances; it is urging you to bring them together and give them a single direction, your direction. The card can indicate new motivation or inspiration that gets a stagnant situation moving again.
8- Strength or Lust
Represents love as a source of strength, endurance, will to survive, strong desires and perseverance. In dreams, this card suggests that you can control not only the situation, but also yourself. It is a card about anger and impulse management, about creative answers, leadership and maintaining your integrity. It can also stand for a steadfast friend.
Often shown as a hermit holding an hourglass, the hermit represents withdrawal, solitude, abandonment of convention via inner conviction and a preoccupation with details,. This is not a time for socializing; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. Nor is it a time for action, discussion or decisions; it is a time to think, organize, ruminate and take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent during this time of withdrawal. But such times lead to enlightenment, illumination and clarity.
10- Wheel of Fortune
Represents karma, reincarnation, the consequences of chance happenings, cycles, optimism and generosity. This card can mean movement, change and evolution, but its primary meaning is that such changes will seem to come out of the blue as a stroke of good, unexpected fortune.
Often shown as ‘lady justice’ (blindfolded with scale), representing decision, equilibrium. Justice is about cold, objective balance through reason or natural force. This is the card that tells a person they can’t keep smoking and drinking without consequences to their health. It is the card that advises cutting out waste and insists that you make adjustments, do whatever is necessary to bring things back into balance, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
12- Hanged Man
Represents sacrifice, violence, transition. Sometimes you need to sacrifice cherished positions, opening yourself to other truths and other perspectives in order to find solutions. One thing is certain; whether the insight is great or small, spiritual or mundane, once you have been the Hanged Man in your dreams, you never see things in quite the same way again.
Often shown as a skeleton or the Grim Reaper, this card represents stagnation and routine, but also fresh starts, a clean slate, liberation and renewal. This is a time of change, a time for something to end, but also a time for something new to begin. You may feel sad, empty or low, but that will help you rise again, like a phoenix from the ashes. Death is not the end. It is only the precursor to resurrection.
This card represents enthusiasm, moderation, truthfulness, the mixing of opposite ingredients in proper proportion, and working together. Temperance may, at first glance, be a warning to ‘temper’ or modify your behavior, to cut your wine with water. But it may also be a reminder that seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all.
15- The Devil
Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major Arcana, the Devil is not really ‘Satan’ at all, but Pan, the half-goat nature god, or Dionysus, the god of wine and licentiousness. This card represents superficiality, confusion, ignorance, apathy, limitations, frustrations and sexual problems. These are gods of pleasure and abandonment, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This card is about ambition, but is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate, messy or wild- or even ambitious.
16- The Tower
Representing spiritual awakening, destiny, often shown as a ‘house of god’ or a ruins, the Tower is a card about war. This war is between the tangled structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth.
If this card appears in your dreams, you can expect to be shaken up or to be blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes such a shock to make you see a truth that you refuse to confront, or to challenge and destroy beliefs that are well constructed and deeply defended. What is most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.
17- The Star
Often shown as a woman kneeling on a sea shore, this card suggests clarity of vision and spiritual insight, and represents meditation, inspiration, hope, immortality. Most importantly, it suggests that unexpected help will be coming, but that help is only the first step. The star only reveals the future. It is up to you to find your way to that future.
18- The Moon
A card that is connected with sleep, and so both with dreams and with nightmares, the Moon represents illusion, self-deception, confusion and the growth of intuition. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. It should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition.
If this image appears in your dreams, you may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.
19- The Sun
Just as the moon symbolized inspiration from the unconscious or from dreams, this card symbolizes discoveries made fully conscious whilst wide awake, and represents enlightenment, clarity, understanding, comprehension, wisdom, happiness and splendor. It is a card of intellect, clarity of mind, and feelings of youthful energy, as well as symbolizing science and math, beautifully constructed music and carefully reasoned philosophy.
Often showing angels blowing trumpets, this card represents awakening to something new and rebirth. There are wounds from the past that may not have healed and Judgment advises you to finally face these, recognize that the past is past, and put them to rest, absolutely and irrevocably. This is also a card of healing, quite literally from an accident or illness, as well as a card signaling great transformation, renewal and change.
21- The World or Universe
Simply put, this card tells you that a successful conclusion to a long-term project is in sight, and that it will be accompanied by well-earned praise, celebration and success. It represents completion, reward, perfection, a unity of positive and negative, and, on a more mundane level, the World card indicates travel. These are not short business trips, but long, fantastic trips. This is a wonderful card of wholeness, perfection, satisfaction and happiness.... The Element Encyclopedia
The same is the case with a carpet that is folded or rolled up.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Hard work is just ahead. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a young woman to dream she marries a vicar, foretells that she will fail to awake reciprocal affection in the man she desires, and will live a spinster, or marry to keep from being one. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Petty arguments may be caused by jealousy.
3. A need for fatherly guidance.
4. A need to use caution against excessive behavior. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- Just as the priest was given spiritual authority over many; and was often a figure to be feared, so the vicar is also given this authority. He is perhaps less feared than the priest. In dreams he is often the authority figure to whom we have given control.
2- When a vicar appears in a dream, we are usually aware of the more spiritual, knowledgeable side of ourselves.
3- A vicar is a man of God and the dreamer may need to acknowl- edge that there is much to learn on a physical as well as spiritual level.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If she dreams that she is wooed by a vicar.
It is a sign that she will either not marry at all, or that she will marry unwisely to avoid being a spinster.... The Complete Dream Book
If the Vicar is angry or critical of you, then this dream is helping you to vent out and release your own moral judgements of yourself.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. One will rise above his/her current position. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A water carrier in a dream also represents a gnostic who heals the illness of people’s hearts with his knowledge, love and wisdom.
A water carrier in a dream also represents one who can go near high ranking people. He also represents one who delivers people’s belongings to their hands. Awater carrier in a dream also may denote evil, burdens, fights, dancing, or whirling.
If a water carrier delivers someone a glass of water in a dream and receives money for it, it represents a responsibility or a burden he will carry, or perhaps that the other person may receive accumulated profits from his business.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you think you are a water-carrier, you will rise above your present position. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation