A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. Often associated with self-image and self-confidence, we may not have come to terms with our own charisma and personal power and prefer to keep it hidden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that the basement is in disarray and messy signifies some confusion which you need to sort out. It may also represent your perceived faults and shortcomings. Wine is traditionally kept in the cellar and the contents of your unconscious can similarly harbor special treats that you can bring out on special occasions. Try to decide if your dreaming mind took you into the cellar to confront an issue in your life or to make good use of talents you have been suppressing.... The Element Encyclopedia
The strange thing is I haven’t a clue who this person is. Various people visit my home and I am terrified the body will be discovered. In one of these recurring dreams the police actually investigate the disappearance of “the person’’ and go into the cellar. When I wake from these dreams I always have the most terrible guilty feeling’ (Mrs P L). Usually the things we have hidden from awareness in our unconscious.
The example shows how Mrs L has killed or repressed a pan of herself. We might kill’ ambition, love, sexual drive, and push them into our unconscious. But the basement or cellar is also the entrance to general memones, our biological unconscious’ functions, archetypal patterns of behaviour, subliminal or psychic impressions, the collective unconscious. Frequently the place we keep memories of traumatic events in our life. So a dark shape or intruder might emerge from downstairs*. Our dark deeds or guilty memories are also in the basement.
A snake in the cellar, cave: our psychobiological drive; the energy behind our growth and motivation which includes sex drive. This connects us with awareness of our evolution. Bad smell: emotions which could cause depression or illness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream that you are a bus driver implies that you have chosen the correct path to achieve your goals, and you are reaching them fairly rapidly. Try to slow down a little and don’t be too aggressive. In particular, if you are a school bus driver in the dream, this could mean that you will reach your objectives faster if you use experience and wisdom to guide you. Perhaps you have achieved a higher level of self-discovery.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are a bus driver, suggests that you will advance rapidly in life through learning and gaining knowledge.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of a cage most often represents some form of trap or prison. However, if the dream incorporates the dreamer ensnaring a wild animal, implies that we are locking up our primal instincts; that we need restraining.
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A cage can also represent a sense of entrapment in ourselves, in particular, with rigid beliefs about religion.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To dream of caging a wild animal alerts us to our need to restrain our wilder instincts.
To dreamthat we are in a cage indicates a sense of frustration and perhaps of being trapped by the past.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The cell often depicts how we imprison ourself within our own anger, resentment or depressed feelings; or we may be trapped by childhood trauma. Something or somebody else caged: desire to restrain whatever is represented by the thing, person, that is caged. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The subconscious or hidden nature within.
Archetypal: The womb of the earth—e.g., Earth as our mother who gave all humankind birth and nourishment. Also an emblem for a woman’s womb. In Hebrew tradition, Abraham was born in a sacred cave, as was the Persian savior Mithra.
Fears: If ?>ionsters or other terrible things lurk within the cave, this reveals unresolved phobias and apprehensions.
A retreat, sanctuary, or place of hiding. Many notable figures went to secluded areas to find themselves or the Divine. In this instance, what you seek is probably more intuitive in nature (see Desert).
Damp caves represent fertility.
An archetypal sanctuary eluding to humankind’s earliest dwelling places where communities began to form. Here the subconscious may be relating your need for a safe haven, or joining a friendly group within which you feel comfortable.... The Language of Dreams
Failure to keep your promises could lead to loss of valued friends.
See also Jail.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A cell phone denotes mobility and may represent an urgent need to communicate. It may also symbolize the need to communicate new information to your cellular memory, such as more loving thoughts.
(See Telephone.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you are having a cell phone conversation with someone your know, signifies an issue that you need to confront with that person. This issue may have to do with letting go some part of yourself.
To dream that you do not want to answer the ringing cell phone, indicates lack of communication. There is a situation or relationship that you are trying to keep at a distance.
If you can’t reach someone on the phone in a dream, you must listen to your inner voice more closely for your life to move on the way it should.
If you dreamed about hearing static on a cell phone line, you need to pay closer attention to what people tell you. This dream also suggests that you are feeling left out of things.
To dream that you have trouble hearing over your cell phone suggests that you are the center of some malicious gossip.
To dream of a broken cell phone means there could be some rumors going around about you. It also symbolizes a breakdown in communication between you and a person or group in your real life. Also see “Caller I.D.”, “Message”, “Prank Phone Call”, “Telephone Book” and “Telephone Number”.... My Dream Interpretation
The instant you think of someone, you can connect to them. Whatever is happening with a cell phone in a dream relates to how strong that connectedness is at the time of your dream. Using your cell phone in a dream means you desire to feel instantly connected to others in your life. Static on a call is representative of anxiety or chaotic and disconnected ideas.
A lost cell phone is to have misplaced your ability to express yourself and your thoughts with your extended community.
(See Phone.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see a cellar stored with wines and table stores, you will be offered a share in profits coming from a doubtful source.
If a young woman dreams of this she will have an offer of marriage from a speculator or gambler. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of the unknown. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you find yourself down in a cellar, you are mixing with undesirable company... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A wine cellar portends marriage with a person of gambling instincts or ooe in a hazardous occupation.
A cellar well stored with foods, canned foods, fruits or vegetables, is an indication of success in business or love, or both.
A musty cellar indicates disappointment.
Being unable to get out of a cellar foretells that you will find yourself with difficulties of a serious nature.... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream of being locked in a cellar, it is a presage of illness.... The Complete Dream Book
It is the depository of such emotions as hate, anger, fear, cravings, etc.
The dream is challenging you to “clean out your basement”—to look at issues from the past that interfere with your life. This dream symbol appears frequently and taking the advice it gives is not easy—after all “cleaning the basement” is a dirty job! See Basement, Cave, Grotto, Tomb.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are going down a cellar implies that you are prepared to confront these issues that you have been avoiding. You are ready to put the past behind you and move on with your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If it is a wine cellar, a business offer may be imminent.
For a girl, the wine cellar promises a betrothal with a man who likes to gamble.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If the cellar was dank, musty, and/or empty, it predicts financial worries or reverses which you may be able to mitigate by some thoughtful forward planning.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you have not explored vour unconscious, the ‘cellars of your mind’ will be the whole of the unconscious mind.
If you have begun to explore, the ‘cellars’ will be the parts or levels of your unconscious that you have not yet explored.
Cellars are sometimes dark places; so are the unemployed layers of the unconscious, since they have not been illumined by the light of consciousness.
Because they are dark, and because they may harbour spiders and other creepy-crawly things, cellars may be frightening places. Similarly, unfamiliar parts of our mind may present a forbidding aspect. There are, in the unconscious, things we are afraid to face: that is why they are in the unconscious - we repressed them, banished them from consciousness, because they frightened or disgusted us or made us feel guilty and ashamed. But these repressed feelings or desires will rum out, on better acquaintance, to be quite innocent products of natural instinctive drives, requiring appropriate expression in our life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the cellar is full of wood or coal, you’ll soon come out of your depression. Bottles of wine in the cellar indicates you’ll be a while yet before snapping out of it.
An empty cellar means you’ll shortly feel back to your old self.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2. One desires to impress someone.
3. If playing well, one is impressed with oneself. ... New American Dream Dictionary
According to psychoanalysis, the female body.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
See also Music and Musical Instruments.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the cellophane was colorless, the indication is that the proposition^) involved have no hidden snags.
If the cellophane was colored, the interpretation will be accordingly influenced.
See Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are diving into water in your dream, this represents trying to find parts of yourself that have been repressed.
Dreams in which you are floating in warm water safely and calmly are amongst the most comforting and secure you can have. They may reflect a longing to be able to coast effortlessly through life, letting worries wash over you. But if you felt uneasy, such dreams may be mirroring your concern that you lack direction and power in waking life, and are just treading water as opportunities fly past you.
If you have a dream in which you are swimming calmly and happily through calm waters, this suggests a positive attitude to your waking life, as things are going well, or ‘swimmingly’, for you, and you feel in your element, be it at school, work or home. If, however, you dream that you are struggling against a current, it suggests inner conflict and the force of opinion against you in the waking world. In your dream, did you swim with the tide or continue with your struggle? If you found yourself out of your depth when you went swimming, this may mirror a sense of being out of your emotional depth. Drowning suggests that your emotions are overwhelming and engulfing you.
If a lifeboat appears, you believe your unconscious can throw you an emotional lifeline.
Where water is contained in a space, such as a bath or swimming pool, it signifies controlled emotion and restraint. A dream shower or bath in which you wash yourself may refer to a need to cleanse your emotions of negative influences, whilst a Jacuzzi may have sexual connotations. Being in a swimming pool may remind you of the importance of relaxation. A surreal underwater scene, in which you meet and interact with family and friends, may suggest that you have been too busy to take the time to connect emotionally with loved ones. It might be wise to slow down and devote more quality time to them in the real world.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Copulation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Car; Carrier)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Mobility, independence.
3. Achieving a new level of growth, dignity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you lose your driver’s license in your dream, you have lost your true identity. Perhaps you have lost the independence or will to pursue your goals. Also see “Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
The ears are open and vulnerable to all outside stimuli unless impacted by an external object. While people often use various items to minimize incoming sound, the purpose of the earphone is to replace the naturally occurring inflow of sound with something of the individual’s choosing, usually music. This is where the element of escapism becomes an important consideration of the meaning attached to this symbol.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the water is muddy your victories will not be gratifying. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Freedom, obstacles can be overcome with less worry (note condition of water). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Because we are not taking charge of our own direction, we are being indecisive and perhaps need to think more carefully about our actions and involvements with other people.
3- Out of Body Experiences.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you sink or find it difficult to keep afloat, then expect trouble ahead.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of floating in water, your emotions are in balance.... My Dream Interpretation
(2) Water may be a symbol of the feminine in its positive aspect, in which case your floating will mean relying on / being supported by ‘woman’, which in turn may mean an actual woman or women (if you are a man); mother; or the feminine side of your own psyche. (The male psyche has a feminine dimension (anima), just as the female psyche has a masculine dimension (animus). See Brother / Sister, section (4)) The dream is probably recommending that you put more trust in (your own) femininity.
(3) The feminine represented by the water may be Mother Nature; and the floating will then signify identifying with or going along with Nature, or your true inner self, as distinct from being pushed about in the man-made world of economic and moral and emotional pressures.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
This dream bodes well. But if you struggle to stay afloat success will be delayed.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A curious aside—pregnant women often have floating dreams.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
1- The cage normally represents some form of trap or jail.
To dream of caging a wild animal alerts us to our need to restrain our wilder instincts.
To dream that we are in a cage indicates a sense of frustration and perhaps of being trapped by the past.
2- We arc being warned that we are enforcing too much restraint on our hidden abilities. We could be allowing others to hold us back in some way.
3- We should examine, and reconsidcr our negative images of religion or belief.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. A need or desire to focus, to exclude other diversions.
3. Feeling and intuition, being in tune with one’s instincts. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you were part of a regiment, orchestra or dance troop in your dream, this suggests a need for more discipline and communicative action in waking life. The people involved may also represent the people with whom you are working in real life. Was everyone in time, marching with purpose or keeping in step? If your dreams take you back to school, college or university reunions, your dream may be suggesting that you are in need of greater intellectual challenge and stimulation in waking life, and that you need to open your mind.
If you were attending a political rally this suggests some anger in your waking life that needs to be worked through.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Carrier)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
• 8: Angelic frequency.
• 911: Emergency situation; call for help.
• 220: Changing something in the environment • 3 fetuses: Ideas that were never given a chance for completion • 3 shoe boxes: Feeling all ideas about future support are closed off • 300 pounds: Creating twinning program... Expansions Dream Dictionary
If the waters are muddy or tumultuous, there will be disagreeable and jealous contentions in your life.
If you are water-bound by the overflowing of a river, there will be temporary embarrassments in your business, or you will suffer uneasiness lest some private escapade will reach public notice and cause your reputation harsh criticisms.
If while sailing upon a clear river you see corpses in the bottom, you will find that trouble and gloom will follow swiftly upon present pleasures and fortune.
To see empty rivers, denotes sickness and unusual ill-luck. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Obstacles, turbulence in need of crossing. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the river runs through the streets and markets, and if one sees people bathing in it or taking their ritual ablution in it in one way or another it in a dream, such a river then represents the justice of a ruler.
If the river floods the streets, or runs through people’s homes and damages their properties and personal belongings in the dream, then the river represents an unjust ruler, or it could represent an invading army.
If a river flows from one’s house and causes no harm to anyone in a dream, it represents one’s good intentions or deeds.
If one becomes a river in a dream, it means his death. Murky waters in a dream signify worries and fearing a great man. Crossing from one side of a river into another in a dream means dispelling one’s fears or worries. It also could mean severing one’s association with such a man only to meet with another one. Jumping from the middle of a river to the riverbank in a dream means escaping from the wrath of a ruler. Losing something in a river means suffering harm and damages from a ruler.
A river flowing inside one’s house in a dream means prosperity. Ifone sees people drinking from it in the dream, it denotes his generosity and sharing of his wealth with needy people, or it could mean imparting knowledge to others.
If a poor person sees a river flowing inside his house in a dream, it means that he will drive a member of his household out of his house because of an abominable and a sinful act, or adultery.
A river in a dream also means a good deed or a regular income.
A river with murky and putrid waters in a dream represents hell-fire. Seeing one of the heavenly rivers of paradise in a dream means prosperity.
The heavenly river of milk in a dream represents God’s gift of the innate knowledge and criterion which is given to His creation, and it represents submission to His sovereignty and obedience to His commands. Seeing the heavenly river of non-intoxicating wine in a dream meanselation and intoxication from one’s love for God Almighty. Seeing the heavenly river of honey in a dream means knowledge or the Holy Qur’an. Drinking from Egypt’s Nile in a dream means receiving a great wealth, gold and power.
(Also see Euphrates; Kawthar; Walking on water; Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the river is raging it symbolizes turmoil and distress.
If the river is peaceful it symbolizes God’s blessing, Deut. 8:7.
A dry river can symbolize disappointment, Job 6:15-20.
A river can also symbolize the Holy Spirit, Jn. 7:38-39 ... Christian Dream Symbols
The river can be calm, in flood, or even dried up, representing our state of feeling about our energy, sexuality and emotions—the energy which as anxiety can cause illness, or as pleasure sustain health. Similarly we can drown in the river (drown in despair), float on it, be carried along by prevailing feelings, or cross over, suggesting change or even death. Generally, then, it depicts the feelings which flow through us or we are immersed in; the process of life in our body, connecting with emotions, sexuality and changes of mood, the flow and events of our life or destiny. Being in river: being influenced by or immersed in one’s internal flow of feelings and energies. Crossing river: making great changes.
If one is in the water to cross, it means meeting a lot of emotions in the process of change. Seeing someone cross river feelings about death; same as falling in river. Going against current: resisting one’s own feelings, going against prevailing influences or attitudes; going back to the womb.
Directing a river: channelling one’s emotional or sexual energy. Stagnant river: restrained feelings or sexuality; holding oneself back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A trip on a river often symbolizes your life journey.
A raging river predicts difficult obstacles connected to physical urges and bothersome emotions. Pay attention to how the water is moving!... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the waters of the river are rough and muddy you will be taking a journey that could lead to an increase in your fortunes, though there are certain risks attached.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Free-flowing thoughts and actions.
The beginning of the river is the past, and where it goes represents the future. This is especially true if you dream of yourself traveling on the river.
If you see yourself in the water, being conveyed by an overwhelming current, this reflects either relinquishing yourself to your instinctive, emotional nature or having your individuality washed away by circumstances.
Traversing a river in a small water craft is an alternative type of path dream in which the current reflects your direction of personal growth.
Healing. Rivers figure heavily into folk medicine in which healers used the water’s movement to convey sickness visually away from a patient.
If this is the case, what is the water taking away? This item will give more meaning to the dream.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about a big river where the water is very clear: a good sign, everything in your life is moving along without interference.
If the water in the river is murky: people around you are hostile and you may need to fight back.
If the river is flowing over its banks: others are gossiping about you—your plans are going to “drown.” Falling into the river: bad luck. Swimming in the river: you may have to deal with a dangerous adversary, but you will succeed. Swimming against the current is a symbol of internal contradictions that need attention and resolution. Swimming across the river means you are leaving the past behind—positive changes are beginning to take place. See Brook.
Depth Psychology: The river is considered the energy reservoir of your soul. You are not making enough use of these energies—or you may not even be aware of them (see Stream).
The condition of the river represents your emotional energy and strength. These energies may carry you where you have no intention of going and they can also destroy! See Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there are signs of storm, then be very cautious in your plans, for trouble lies ahead.
To fall or jump in, shows domestic worries.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream that the river is flowing gracefully, then you are in sync with your emotions and instincts.
If you dream that you are going against the current, then you are resisting your instincts, intuition and deeper feelings.
If the river is raging, then you are having an emotional catharsis, dealing with strong emotional currents.
If you dream that you are crossing the river, then you are taking great risks and making courageous changes in your life. See Ocean or Water.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are on a boat, make a careful checkup on your finances.
A muddy river threatens jealousy.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you fell in the river, it indicates approaching domestic difficulties, but if you jumped in, you are being warned against hasty actions.
To dream of sitting on, or walking along, the bank of a river is a sign that if you continue along your present lines success will follow.
See also Water, Sky, Landscape, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Crossing a river in a boat may symbolize either death (see Dead / Death); or a more or less fundamental change of lifestyle or attitude. Crossing by a bridge may signify a change as above; or it may be a symbol of avoiding a flood of passion or observing it from the safe vantage point of a detached observer.
If you think the river does represent emotion, try to identify the emotion (e.g. by asking the river questions and getting answers by role-playing the river) and then decide what you are going to do about it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are swimming against the current, relax and lighten up with the demands you have been placing on yourself.
If you are trying to get across the river and cannot find a way, you are temporarily blocked in dealing with an emotional situation. Build within yourself a new route, expanded perspective, in order to resolve the situation.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you dream of this element, everything indicates that your emotional side is totally balanced. But, if the waters are turbulent, you may be having emotional conflicts. In contrast, if the river is dry, the dream represents the suspicion that you have been the victim of deceit. According to Jung’s psychoanalysis, the river represents life, destiny.
If the dreamer is enjoying the shore, it denotes a fear of existence. In contrast, if something pleasant attracts him to the opposite shore, it suggests that to achieve your goal, you should overcome tests and learn to dominate the currents of the spirit. Freudian psychoanalysis, in contrast, associated the river with the father figure. Lastly, crossing a river denotes a change in style of life. (See WATER and FISH)
In his novel Siddhartha, Herman Hesse writes close to the river. He says that you can learn a lot from it: how to listen with the heart and how to hope with the soul without passion or desires nor judgments or opinions that trouble you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The intensity of the river’s flow in a dream is a direct barometer of the level of emotionality in 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 of your life. An obstacle that blocks a river, such as a dam, reveals some level of emotional blockage.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the water is peaceful and tranquil, then a restful break to regenerate one’s energies might be in order. In some mythologies rivers are symbols of death, which could also be interpreted as the passing from one state of consciousness to another.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If it the river is static, your unconscious may have been commenting on your lack of drive and direction.
If you threw a stone in the river, did the ripples that formed echo your sense of going around in circles in waking life? The river depicts the richness or poverty of your life energy, so if you are crossing a river in your dream, this suggests you are in the process of making great changes in your life.
If you are in the water to cross, it means you will feel a lot of emotions in the process of change.
If you see someone else cross the river or fall into the river, this may refer to your feelings about aging and the passage of time.
If the river is contaminated, this suggests that you are holding back your feelings in waking life and not doing the best you can for yourself.
If you were in a river—or steamboat in your dream, this may refer to the circumstances that surround you, for example your family or home life. The context of the dream and how you feel will all help you with the interpretation. Was the boat solid and safe like a steamer, or fragile like a canoe or a dingy?
Canals, dams and reservoirs are all designed to regulate water flow and in dreams they suggest conscious attempts to control emotion; how effective they are at directing the water mirrors how effective you have become at controlling your emotions in waking life. A canal may also symbolize the birth canal and thus represent a desire for children. Because reservoirs are where water is collected and stored, if one features in your dream, could it be commenting on your own emotional reserves? The water level of the reservoir in this dream is important.
If it is high, your emotional resources are abundant but if it is low, you may be feeling emotionally drained by the demands of others. In dreams, dams also suggest control over your emotions, and their effectiveness in your dream will say a lot about your emotional health. If, in your dream, you were standing on a bridge watching the water flow beneath you, you could be ready to leave the past behind—as suggested by water under the bridge—since you are at a turning point in your life (the bridge is a symbol of transition). See also TRAVEL.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your dream reveals an image of yourself contemplating on the river bank, pay attention to how you feel. Are you anxious or feeling confident? If an artificial embankment or levee appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you need to build stronger defenses as you are in danger of being submerged by unconscious desires.
In dreams, lakes are symbols of the unconscious. What lurks beneath the water? If you dream of fishing, swimming or sailing on the lake, this can suggest contentment; if you are drowning, this suggests anxiety. For Jung, a lake, like the sea and the river, is a symbol of the mother archetype. A dream pond can suggest hidden depths. When you see a swamp in your dream, it is referring to a part of your life that is dark and hidden, or to something that is holding you back.
If you see a marsh, this may refer to anxieties that undermine your confidence in waking life. A spring is an image of beginnings and, as such, it symbolizes maternity in dreams as well as purity and clear, clean water.
According to Freudians, the image can suggest joyful sexuality. Jungians might see dreams springs as an image of the inner life or spiritual beginnings. A waterfall unites images of female and male sexuality with the foam of the tumbling waters evocative of the sensations of orgasm. Alternatively, the turbulence of the waterfall can represent powerful changes in your life. See also ELEMENTS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Need to assist someone in solving their problems, i.E., Help someone who is “screwed up.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the screwdriver was held by a person you know in real life, you may feel like they are “all screwed up” or “screwing with you” (deceiving you in some way).... My Dream Interpretation
2. “Cool.” ... New American Dream Dictionary