Dreams of carving are about shaping life to your liking. You may be carving out a niche so that you can leave your mark on the world.
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.
The simpler it is, the more room we have for improvement; the more ornate it is, the more successful we are at using our creative energy.
2- An obelisk often represents a marker outlining a particular area such as a sacred space. It can also represent old instinctive knowledge.
3- An obelisk is often representative of a Sacred Stone, and therefore the dreamer needs to be dear regarding his spiritual beliefs.... obelisk dream meaning
If the statue is built from wood in the dream, it means that one seeks religious arguments or disputes.
If the statue is made of silver in the dream, it means that one elicits sexual relationship with his servant, or with a foreign woman, or perhaps just a friendship.
If the statue is made of gold in the dream, it means that one may commit an abominable action, or a religious inequity, or seeks profits from someone at the expense of displeasing God Almighty and consequently, one will suffer financial losses or health problems.
If the statue combines mixed material of bronze, copper, steel, iron, or lead in the dream, it means that such a person uses his religious garb to make profits, and that he often forgets about his Lord. Astatue in a dream also means travels. Seeing a golden or a silver statue in a dream also could mean prosperity. Seeing a bronze statue of a young woman moving around in a dream means a good harvest, prosperity, or travels.
If the statue is bigger than life-size, then it means a fright. Statues in a dream also represent one’s children, his sexual drive, or his determination.
If one sees himself worshiping a statue in a dream, it means that he is engaged in falsehood, giving preference to his personal desires and passions over obeying his Lord’s commands.
If one sees himself worshiping a golden statue in a dream, it means that he will solicit business from someone who worships God Almighty, though he will also suffer losses from such an association. It also means that he will lose his investment and it will show the weakness of his faith. Ifone sees himselfworshiping a statue made of silver in the dream, it means that he uses his religion to make business out of it, or to betray others through it, or that he will solicit the help of someone to do evil, or that he may sexually abuse a young girl who trusts his religious appearance.
If one sees a statue and does not associate it with worship, or if he does not see anyone worshiping it in his dream, his dream then represents financial gains.
A statue in a dream also means to be enamored with a woman or a boy. Statues in a dream also could mean deafness, idiotic behavior, dumbness, attachment to anything in this world, making an idol out of it, such as one’s love and attachment to his position, status, business, wife, beloved, house, or child, etcetera.
If one owns a statue in a dream, it means that he may marry a deaf, or a dumb, or a non-intelligent woman, or that he maybeget a child who will grow up having one or more of these defects. In whatever condition one sees the statue in his dream, it will reflect on any of the above.
A statue in a dream also represents a generation.
If the statue is missing something in the dream, such defect will definitely manifest in one’s society. Seeing a statue in a dream also could reflect one’s strength and determination.
If one breaks a statue, or lames it, or damages it in a dream, it means that he will vanquish his enemy and earn rank and fame. Ifthe statue in the dream portrays a particular woman, or if it is interpreted to represent a specific woman, then she will be quiet, intelligent and serene, or it could mean that she is stupid and has pride.... statue dream meaning
The ax can also be used to carve and create art, furniture or other tools.
If your dream was violent, then you may be experiencing frustration, anger and hostility.
If there was no violence in your dream, then the ax may be positively interpreted as a symbol of productivity and creativity. Either way, an ax is a powerful tool, and as a dream symbol it may be saying something about your personal power and its expression.... ax dream meaning
An axe is generally associated with destruction. We use it to break things up, and in popular horror movies it is used to kill people.
The ax can also be used to carve and create art, furniture or other tools.
If your dream was violent, then you may be experiencing frustration, anger and hostility.
If there was no violence in your dream, then the ax may be positively interpreted as a symbol of productivity and creativity. Either way, an ax is a powerful tool, and as a dream symbol it may be saying something about your personal power and its expression.... ax or axe dream meaning
See also Lamb, Beef, Pork, Chickens, etc.... roast dream meaning
Dreaming Lens: Were you in a battle? How much danger were you in? Were you connected with others on your side or were you close to the enemy? Were you advancing the front line or attempting to damage the resources of your enemy? Did you know the cause for which you were fighting?
Personal Focus: The object of war is for one entity to obtain the land and/or resources of another. Therefore, war in a dream indicates change on such a large scale that it can only be accomplished by the use of major force. Our world is a set of organized boundaries we know as countries. Our psyches are divided in a similar way. These boundaries are, ultimately, fluid. Things change‚Äîsometimes dramatically‚Äîwhich leaves us feeling vulnerable. When the change is sudden and violent, the unconscious may use a dream of war to express the enormity of the internal shift that‚Äôs occurring.
There is a distinction between war and battle. War implies an ongoing state of flux whereas battle is the actual shift taking place in a small increment of upheaval and change. If you dream of being in wartime, then your life may reflect a grand cycle of transformation that is currently taking place. Most people living in America have never experienced wartime, but to live under the threat of war is to be in constant, hyper-awareness of danger lurking just about everywhere. If this is the case in your dream, look to where in life your defenses might be running on high. If you dream of an actual battle, then the immediacy of the symbolism implies something much more current in your waking-life. Look to where changes in boundaries are eminent, both in your outside world as well as within, as many battles are with ourselves.
Generally speaking, there are two points of focus for modern war: one is to advance the front line in either direction, essentially shifting the land borders between countries. This connects symbolically to the establishment of boundaries that we must carve out each and every day of our lives. The greater intensity of the war in your dreams, the more intense the daytime conflict being expressed is likely to be. The other focus of war is to destroy the resources of the enemy. This has a more complex symbolism as it involves invasion and aggression; qualities which imply assumption and risk. When this is the focus of your dream, know that you are in some dark and dangerous territory. If you knew the cause you were fighting for, you must add this information to your interpretation.... war/battle dream meaning
cooked meat: are in the grip of deceitful people, so carve a niche for yourself.
doing own: others wil constantly hamper your prosperity.
for others: others wil benefit by own actions; leave your mark on yourself alone.
fowl, a: your continued outbursts of temper wil foil any plans.
others, for you: conceive new methods to improve state of affairs. ... carving dream meaning
arguing with a: pay attention to your own negative habits.
butchering: financial success comes with loss of reputation.
beef: check your aggressive behavior at the freezer door.
lamb: fear your own bloodletting with a blunt object.
pork: perceived danger of contamination is real.
friendly with a, being: renewal of old acquaintance wil prove valuable.
killing any animal: death of a close friend whom you fear.
of a: reveals pent-up hostility to carve up someone’s life.
serving you with cut meat: have strength to do what it takes to survive.
watching a, work: disregard cold-hearted people. ... butcher dream meaning
White is the most frequently mentioned colour in the collection of dreams used for this book, black next, then blue. ... colours dream meaning
Graven images, totems, or carved idols signify personal pleasures.... god dream meaning
The type of animal on the totem pole will indicate the direction of interpretation.... totem dream meaning
The contradiction of blossom and thorn.
The rose plays the same role in the West that the lotus plays in the Orient. Both blossom, producing many thousands of petals, and represent the highest stage of consciousness.
The rose is often a symbol of the self. As a well-known symbol of love, it points to the dreamer’s feeling of security and suggests that he should be more open to love.
The Greek word rodor for rose came from the ancient Greek word for “flowing,” which may have been coined to convey the flow of fragrance from this flower. But this never-ending flow of fragrance from the rose also shortens its life, causing it to wilt rapidly. Because this magnificently flowering, fragrant blossom wilts so fast, it is also considered a symbol of death.
The rose also points to the world beyond, which is the reason that the Catacombs in Rome are decorated with garlands of roses.
The rose also is the harbinger of death in the Oraclesy and it is reported that a few days before their death, bishops would find a white rose on their chair.
The belief in the death-announcing rose has influenced customs in England and Germany, where people have been reluctant to bring roses to a sick person. And if a rose bush produced a green rose—that is, when the petals turned green—as English folklore had it, a family member would die.
It is not only in England that the rose is connected with death. As far back as ancient Rome, every year a festival of the roses was celebrated where the dead were honored. Graves were decorated with wreaths made from roses.
Since time immemorial, what happens in the presence of the rose is not talked about. In antiquity, when a rose was suspended above the table, the meal was taken “sub rosa,” as it was called then, which means that absolutely nothing from the conversation was repeated after the meal.
The early Christians took up this symbolic tradition: the presence of a rose indicated that silence was to be observed when heathens were among them.
The rose as the symbol for silence continued into the 18th century, when, for instance, wooden roses were carved into the woodwork of the confessional and roses were also included in the stucco of the halls of the court.
The rose, like the lotus, is considered the perfect flower, which is one of the reasons why the Christian Church declared it to be the image of wisdom. This was instrumental in the rose becoming a symbol of Christ. Mary is also depicted as a rose, but a rose without thorns, because in Christian symbolism the thorns of the rose indicate sin, and Mary was free of sin.
The rose has something very mystical about it. Praying the rosary is considered meditation.
The Sufis pray with a drop of rose fragrance dabbed on the area of the “third eye,” because it is said that the rose cleanses and strengthens the spirit. In ancient Greece a wreath of roses was already thought to strengthen the mind.
The Roman Emperor wore a wreath of roses for the same reason. Romans wore wreaths made from roses during decadent outdoor feasts, because they hoped the roses would minimize the effects of too much drinking.
The rose as the image of a clear mind was also known to the alchemists, who connected the rose to the idea of deliverance. In Dante’s Paradiso the small group of saved sinners is pictured in the form of a white rose above which angels circle like bees. That the way to salvation is possible only through love is perhaps the most important lesson of the rose, the flower originally dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love. But that the rose also symbolizes flesh and blood is seen in the fact that Dionysus also claimed the rose to be his.
Time and again we hear about a rose bush that never stops blooming; about rose branches in a vase that for 70 years produced white blossoms; and about how the food for the poor that, in the basket of saints, is transformed into roses.
For those interested in the magic of the rose, we might also mention the Pentagram of the Rose.
If you connect the center of each petal with the center of the petal that comes after the next, you will form a pentagram, the foot of the Druids, the old magic figure that Faust wanted to use to overcome Satan.
The Greeks considered the long-lived, five-leaved rose bush, with the imprint of a pentagram, to be the symbol of the cycle of the Cosmos, which, according to Aristotle, is determined by the five elements (fire, water, earth, air, and ether). Also, the Rosicrucians see the rose as a symbol of hidden wisdom, using it as a symbol in their cross.
The color of the rose is also important.
A wilted rose is a sign of a relationship gone bad. According to Jung, the rose is always the symbol for wholeness, representing, in the form of the mandala, a symbol for the order of the world.... rose dream meaning
While these are sometimes considered phallic due to their shape, in ancient Greece pillars were regularly carved in the shape of a woman whose visage was modeled after a priestess of the Moon Goddess. In this form, pillars can emphasize the need to balance gender-specific outlooks, or to accept the traits you exhibit from the opposite gender as a building block to your whole personality.
What do these pillars uphold? If, for example, they support a temple roof, this implies having strong foundations and evidence for your beliefs. However, cracking and decayed pillars reflect a belief system that you have outgrown, but not left behind.
Ancient Egyptian: A hieroglyph called the Pillars of Horus was placed on the walls of homes to keep negativity away from the residents. Such symbols inscribed on your dream’s buildings may represent feelings of oppression or danger from which you wish to protect yourself and your kin.
A person’s best attributes that are worthy of recognition or honor (e.g., being a “pillar of truth” or “pillar of the community”).... pillars dream meaning
If beef figured in your dream, are you in a stew, or troubled by something? Alternatively, if you carved the meat, even though you may be a vegetarian, could you be yearning to savor the sins of the flesh?
And if you relished the taste of a dream curry, do you long to spice up your life?
Meat and potatoes in your dream suggest a preference for the basics or bare essentials of an issue. Meatballs indicate irrationality or the times when you lose your reason. A meat loaf represents the combining of basic ideas or elements. A meat packing house illustrates the quality of the fundamental concepts or basic ideas that you have digested. Recall the condition of the factory; was it clean, or were there rodents and bugs? Consider also the type of meat you eat.
If you are eating dream beef this may warn you against the ready acceptance of new (raw) ideas. Chicken points to a lack of faith or confidence in oneself.
If you are eating lamb, do you long for spiritual sustenance? To dream that you are eating ham signifies over-emotionalism, dramatics and theatrics.... meat dream meaning
If your initials are carved on the desk, this also expresses your desire to make your mark on the world. Freudians would argue that opening a desk and searching inside is a symbol of sexual intercourse.
Many of us associate ink with our schooldays and if ink is spilled over a sheet of paper in your dream, this may suggest feelings of guilt. The shade of ink will be significant: black ink will symbolize evil thoughts or deeds, whilst red will symbolize impulsive acts. Dreaming of notebooks or schoolbooks can suggest a great deal; are the notebooks neat, suggesting an ordered mind or are they messy, suggesting confusion? If there are doodles alongside the scribbles, this suggests a creative personality that thrives in chaos. If, in your dream, your schoolbag is filled with pens, papers, books and apples, this suggests the happiness gained from happy experience but if the schoolbag is heavy and cumbersome, you may be feeling weighed down by the past. Pay attention to the quality and condition of the school bag as it could reveal a lot about your current approach to life.
If the school bell rings suggesting that a lesson is over, this may indicate the end of a difficult phase in your life but if the bell comes at the end of a playtime, it could signify regret that a happy period in your life is coming to an end.... educational paraphernalia dream meaning
If you believe a tree in your dream was significant but you have no idea why, the following guidelines might help you; if your species of tree is not listed here, it may be worthwhile researching its traditional meaning.... species of tree dream meaning
A stone carver in a dream represents someone who deals with people of ignorance.
A copper engraver represents disputes and illness. Gold and silver engraver in a dream represents clear wisdom and putting things where they belong.
An engraver in a dream also represents a worldly person.
If he also deals with fabrics in the dream, it means that he is a peacemaker. Seeing him also means spending one’s money to serve evil people or investing money in their projects, lies, falsehood and hypocrisy.
The customers in the dream represent people who prefer worldly and temporary benefits over the eternal reward and benefits of the hereafter. Ifthe engraver sells the merchandise but does not accept money for them in the dream, it means that he prefers his spiritual life over his temporary material pleasure and that he is grateful to God Almighty.
If he asks for a price for his services, then it means the opposite.
If the engraver barters what he sells for wheat or flour in the dream, it means that he whlbecome detached from worldly interests, and that he is grateful for his Lord’s blessings.
An engraver in a dream also represents a person who teaches arts and science.... engraver dream meaning
Dreaming Lens: Were you in, near or on the river? Did it feel safe? Were the rapids swift or gentle? Did you want to cross it? Were you able to cross it? Were you traveling downstream? Were you fighting to move upstream? Was the river running dry? Did you know where it lead to, or originated from? Were there any boats or other people present?
Personal Focus: Any dream that involves water connects to emotions. In the case of a river, the essential meaning relates to the expression of feelings and emotional flow. All rivers eventually deposit their contents into the ocean, the symbol of all that is unconscious. This adds the perspective of emotions that move freely across our conscious awareness as they travel back to their ultimate mysterious source. The intensity of the river‚Äôs flow in a dream is a direct barometer of the level of emotionality of your life that is being expressed by this image.
The force of a river can run the gamut from a babbling brook to a torrential powerhouse. The volume of water involved can also vary greatly. A dry or barren riverbed indicates a lack of expression and a desperate need for emotional content. One that is overwhelmed by flooding might point to a situation that may feel dangerous and threatening to the stability in your life. An obstacle that blocks a river, such as a dam, reveals some level of emotional blockage. All of these distinctions will figure prominently into an accurate interpretation.
The underlying message to be considered when a river appears in a dream is that of surrender. Over time, the path of a river has enormous impact on the land surrounding it. With a mind of its own, it carves its way with force and determination. Symbolically, a river would be the emotional experiences in life that rush upon you. While sometimes frightening, if you surrender to them, you will be carried to the next destination on your journey, possibly even your heart‚Äôs desire.
Rivers often appear in dreams when you need to let go of things in your life as they are and go with the flow. A river is in charge of the journey it takes you on, often pushing you up against obstacles or inviting you to maneuver around them. The call to action here may indicate a need to trust your feelings, no matter how frightening they may be. Human beings, by nature, resist change and are often overwhelmed by the sense of vulnerability that comes with it. Your unconscious mind may be calling you to relinquish control and move gracefully from where you are to where you are going.... river dream meaning