Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are a banister in your dream, then there will be a longer delay, but success is certain, unless, in Court, you dream that you lose your case.... Mystic Dream Book
The advocate embodies social justice and a sense of devotion to championing the rights of others in the public arena. The shadow advocate manifests in commitment to false or negative causes, or in committing to causes for personal gain.
If this figure appears in your dreams, you should ask yourself how much of your life is dedicated to the welfare of others, and a willingness to take action on their behalf.... The Element Encyclopedia
See also Cat.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Anything in your dream that emphasizes sound or size should be heeded closely.
For example, megaphones or microphones represent the need to communicate and be heard. On the dream plane, this can also be a message from the subconscious that is screaming for attention.... The Language of Dreams
Looking for something that is not easily obtained. What are you applying for? Are you confronted with new tasks that require talents you don’t know you have?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A baby crawling about means you will need to think quickly and make quick decisions.
A crying child means you will have a number of small problems to resolve.
To breastfeed a baby, or see a baby being breastfed, means you must beware of confiding in people who are not very close friends.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Beauty If you dream of reaching perfect beauty you are trying to create a chimera, a utopia. Beauty is a temporary attribute, something ephemeral.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also See Child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For Jung, dreams about giving birth were important because he believed they represented a stage in the process of what he called ‘individuation’, the growth of the human psyche to maturation and wholeness. Birth therefore represents the start of an important new stage in your life and psychological development. We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new life stage, way of life, attitude, ability or project. We also have such dreams when we need to let go of the past and come to terms with the new. Birth is symbolic of new beginnings: beginning college, starting or ending a relationship, launching a new career and moving house are all associated with birth themes in dreams. Although women from their teen years onwards tend to have birth dreams more than men, it can happen to anyone at anytime. There may often be something strange or unusual about the birth of the child. These details are important as they can symbolize what part of your life is changing and how others will receive this new development.
Jung also claimed that the symbol of the child, as with the symbol of birth, represents new beginnings and possibilities, and paves the way for future changes in your personality. A common theme in mythology is the ‘divine child’ or mystical hero or savior; for instance, the baby Jesus who saves the world from damnation. The divine child is the symbol of the true self, both vulnerable and pure, but also capable of great transforming power. In your dream, it may represent your true self urging you to explore new possibilities and reach your full potential. Therefore dreaming of a baby or child who could be yourself, one of your own children, a child you know or an unknown child, gives access to your own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are childlike, curious and vulnerable, and when we are able to get in touch with these parts we are reminded of our true potential for wholeness.
Although dreams of birth and childhood may appear to be simply nostalgic memories, most dream researchers believe that they have a strong bearing on your current circumstances in waking life. For example, your dream may be telling you that you have forgotten how to play or that you should take a fresher, more innocent approach to life. They may also be manifestations of an unconscious desire to escape from the responsibilities and problems of waking life. In addition, they may represent a part of you that needs reassurance and comfort, or a part of you that needs to care, to love and to begin anew. As such they can represent important psychological, spiritual and physical needs.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you lose your birth certificate denotes confusion about your own self-identity.
If you dream of someone stealing your birth certificate, or getting a fake one, you may secretly feel that you’re not good enough.... My Dream Interpretation
The larger the cat, the more powerful the medicine it has to offer. Bobcats are solitary in nature and are patient, stealthy hunters. When the bobcat appears in a dream, you are being asked to combine focused intention with great patience in order to get what you most desire.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
3. Quick. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A cat in a dream also means shunning off one’s husband, wife or children, or it could mean a fight, theft, adultery, disloyalty, eavesdropping, backbiting or bearing a child from adultery, a bastard child, or it could represent a gentle speaking person, a toadying person or someone who desires to be accepted by others, and should he find an opportune moment, he will spoil everyone’s peace. Acat in a dream also represents a banal woman who likes herself.
If a cat steels something from her master, it means that he may pay a fine, have a fight with his relatives or children, and it could mean a robbery.
A wildcat in a dream means adversities, toiling and a wretched life. Selling a cat in a dream means spending one’s money.
The scratch of a cat in a dream means that one will be betrayed by his servant.
The bite of a cat in a dream represents a hoaxer or a crooked woman.
It is also said that a cat’s bite in a dream means an illness that will last one full year.
(Also see Tomcat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A black cat may symbolize woe to an unbeliever ... Christian Dream Symbols
The animal looked up at my face as I wanted to kiss it.
The lips had pink lipstick on. I kissed it, its paw came up around my arm, I could see the black claws. We were rolling around on the floor, it felt very sexual’ (Monica). Refined female sexuality, unless the cat is markedly a torn; can be our intuition, warning us through its sensitivity to moods or unseen dangers. Idioms: copy cat; bell the cat; cat and mouse; cat’s whiskers; cat out of the bag; cat and dog life; cat on hot bricks; something the cat brought in; a cat’s paw; cat among the pigeons; while the cat’s away. See example in kiss. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is a symbol of female sexual organs (pussy) and sexual aggression. But it is also a sign of physical agility, orgasm, and freedom.
If a man or a woman is having a cat dream, it always addresses the feminine side (anima).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A cat washing itself means you need to get your affairs in order.
A cat walking or running is a sign of missed opportunity If a cat scratches you, you will be involved in a lawsuit.
To hear a cats meow is to be warned of coming unpleasantness.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
With a mouse: The power of good over evil. In ancient Egypt, the great God Ra was sometimes depicted as a cat slaying a make with similar connotations.
The ability to land on your feet, even in difficult circumstances, and remain independent.
An emblem of rebirth and new beginnings. Cats have nine lives, upon which one are you now embarking?
If seen on a sailing vessel, very good luck and health (see Boat). Cats eliminated mice from ships on long journeys, thereby decreasing disease.
Magical or mystical energy.
The cat was a sacred creature to the Greek goddess Hecate, and the Roman goddess Diana, both patronesses of witches. Additionally, it was the most commonly mentioned familiar for witches in old Grimoires, medieval books of practical magic that included spells, herbals, and folk wisdom.
An alternative symbol of feminine, lunar characteristics.
Hissing and scratching: A “catty” nature rearing its ugly head, or withheld aggression toward women.
The Cheshire Cat is an emblem of haughty or arrogant attitudes (see Laughter).... The Language of Dreams
The birth of kittens in your dream may announce the opening of intuitive abilities.
A black cat appearing in a dream can represent the malevolent quality of psychic power and can reflect your fears in using your psychic abilities. You may falsely believe these abilities to be evil or destructive.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If he dreams that he eats cat’s flesh, he will have the goods of the thief that robbed him: if be dream be hath the skin, then he will have ali the thief s goods.
If anyone dreams be fought with a cat that scratched him sorely, that denotes some sickness or affliction.
If any shall dream that a woman was delivered of a cat, instead of a well- shaped child, it is a bad hieroglyphic, and betokens no good to the dreamer. Also the cat signifies a person of loose morals.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Seeing a white cat: you feel great affection for someone. Seeing a two-colored cat: your feelings are passionate.
A black cat: always a warning of impending danger. Seeing several cats: be careful, your lover is unfaithful. Dreaming about wild cats: you will have a fight with your neighbors.
Depth Psychology: The cat is, on one hand, a symbol of female sexuality, and on the other hand the essence of deceit. In the dream of a man, the cat stands for his present love life: he has—or would like to have—an intimate relationship with a woman, but a misstep on his side or hers is also part of the picture.
A tomcat in a dream suggests male aggression, together with extreme sexual cravings and frequently changing love partners. See Animal. Seeing the claws of a cat indicates that either you have suffered emotional harm or you have injured someone else!... Dreamers Dictionary
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If you chase the cat away you will overcome your adversaries or turn your bad luck into good.
For the cat lovers who dream of cats you have a whole new meaning....if the cat is beautiful you will meet an attractive person who will become your mate.
If the cat scratches you then will you meet with treachery and deceit.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is a dream of contrary and shows unexpected deceit by some one whom you trust.... Mystic Dream Book
If you see a black cat it does not mean bad luck, it may be reminding you to pay attention to your intuition and psychic abilities. See Animal.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The elegant but also the powerful yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Fierce defense of loved ones or pursuit of something desperately desired.
Royalty; godliness; a keeper of hidden knowledge. Astrological parallels: Venus, Taurus.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of being a cat means you will triumph in an upcoming conflict.
If you don’t like cats, or you have an unpleasant experience with them in your dream, you are uncomfortable in some way with the more feminine side of your personality. Also see “Cat Food”, “Cat Litter” and “Kitten.”... My Dream Interpretation
A dream wherein the cat attacks you indicates enemies of the female sex.
If you drive the cat away, no harm can damage your reputation. Another version for a thin cat augurs bad news about a friend.
If you chase the cat away, the friend will be safe from danger or illness.
A white cat denotes improprieties for the young, losses for adults.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
See also Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are afraid of them in real life, they may represent in dreams things you are frightened of in yourself. But remember that a real-life fear of cats may be a symptom indicating a fear of some aspect of the femininity that cats generally symbolize: your mother, your own femininity (whether you are a man or a woman), your unconscious psyche. Nature’s energy or wisdom, the ultimate mystery of life and death and rebirth.
(2) The feminine in its various aspects may be experienced as both positive and negative. The cat may represent the positive, creative - fertile - aspect of the feminine. (In mythology cats are often associated with fertility goddesses.) The dream might be pointing to the possibility of new growth in your personality through a fuller integration of your anima, perhaps (if you are a man), or through a greater reliance on intuition or dream messages.
However, the cat may also symbolize the negative, ‘catty5 or destructive aspect of femininity.
If feminine characteristics in you are repressed, they will probably present themselves, both in dreams and in waking life, in a negative way. For example, a man whose femininity is not integrated into his conscious life may behave in a destructively catty way towards other people.
(3) A black cat may have associations of good luck and prosperity or of evil. (Cats are associated with witches, who - according to how informed your opinion of them is - arc cither priestesses of the Earth Mother and therefore represent the power and wisdom of Nature, or Satan-worshippers and therefore symbols of all that is bad.) See also Witch.
(4) Cats’ eyes are moon-like, and, like the moon, they may signify either the anima, or the unconscious seen as a fruitful womb - a rich source of (new) life. See also Moon, Woman... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If it scratches you, you should expect professional jealousy. The color of the animal carries its secondary symbolism. So, black cats are usually associated with darkness and death, but this kind of analogy only works on superstitious people.
In mythology, the figure of the cat was associated with the pagan fertility gods who represented the power and wisdom of nature. Similarly, for the Egyptians, cats were sacred and they guarded the souls of the dead. It was not until the arrival of the Christians when they began to be considered evil relatives of witches. For this reason, many books on dreams affirm that cats presage disadvantages.
CAT - analysis of the dream
Marta dreamed: “I was petting Gea [her precious Persian kitten] when she turned to me and said: ‘pretty, more than pretty.’ I was delighted that my cat could talk, I knew she was very clever... but this was too much! Suddenly, her feline face transformed into John’s, but now she did not speak. He rather emitted terrible barking sounds and foam was coming out his mouth. I tried to hold him and calm him but he slipped out of my hands like a lizard.”
One of the most magical and intense forces of our oneiric world is transformation: animals that become people; individuals who transform into trees, monsters, or other persons; buildings that disappear... These transformations are almost always a sign of psychological changes in our lives. When Martha had this dream she had just had a little argument with her boyfriend. This dream was warning her that she should be more considerate and attentive to him. To dream that a cat is seeking you to pet her indicates that someone is trying to seduce or feels strongly attracted to you. In the case of Marta it reflected her boyfriend’s devotion and love for her. However, the fact that he first transformed into a fierce dog and then an elusive lizard denotes that such affection could also vanish or turn into resentment if she did not contribute to keep it up. The fact that she was gently petting her kitten and that the latter talked to praise Marta indicates Marta’s ability to transmit affection and the certainty that all would be fixed with dialogue.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the dream suggests cats are to be feared, this can indicate fear of the female in oneself, fear of females or a particular ‘catty’ female, or difficulty in meeting feelings and intuition.
If you are allergic to cats and dream of one, it might signify a negative and threatening reaction to a situation or relationship.
If cats speak in your dreams, this suggests sexuality, femininity and an ability to express it.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are a woman who likes cats and one appears in your dream, this may be a manifestation of one of the positive aspects of the female principle: the mother, high priestess or Amazon archetype.
If you are a man, it may have been guiding your anima towards an appreciation of the feminine part of your personality. Your dream may also have been urging you to place more reliance on your instincts when dealing with a current situation.
If, however, you dislike cats or the cat in your dream is aggressive, then it suggests that you are having problems relating to the feminine aspect of yourself. The dream cat may have represented the more negative female archetypes of the terrible mother, siren huntress or witch. Or perhaps there is a deceitful woman in your life who is behaving cattily. Alternatively did your dream cat remind you of a pun? Are you feeling smug, like the cat who got the cream or were you being reminded that curiosity killed the cat?
If you see a cat with no tail in your dream, this signifies a loss of independence and lack of autonomy. To dream that a cat is biting or scratching you symbolizes the devouring female or perhaps you are taking and taking without giving. You may be expressing some fear or frustration, especially if something is not going as planned. Such a dream may also be a warning against treacherous people in your life or it may also represent a part of your personality that is crying out for love and attention.
If a cat is injured or killed in your dream, your dream may be a reference to the nine lives that cats enjoy. In this regard, your dream refers to the overcoming of numerous obstacles in your waking life; the resilience of the cat represents your own inner strength and tenacity. Generally, cats are symbolic of feminine power and independence, so if one appears in your dream, have you been feeling that these characteristics are not being expressed within yourself?
If you come across a cat in your dream and spend a great deal of effort trying to locate its owner, it could be because you are the owner of that ‘cat’. The cat is symbolic of a part of your inner self. The characteristics that cats represent can be understood by thinking about their ‘essence’, or the associations that we make when we think about cats. Cats are territorial animals. They are guardians of their space. They are also aloof and a part of them can never be domesticated. Culturally, there is a sexual connotation in regard to cats. Thus, in your dream you could have found that special part of yourself—the sexy, soft and curious you (the cat within). The trouble is you insist on giving it back to an elusive owner. Your dreaming mind may be urging you to claim what is rightfully yours
A cat will have several different meanings in your dream according to its color or the color it changes into. So, for example, to see a black cat in your dream suggests that you should trust your instincts or intuition more.
If you associate black or white cats with bad luck or misfortune, then to dream of them indicates your negative mindset (see COLORS).
If you dreamed of a cat in a cage this may be a reference to your own sense of crippled independence.
Kittens represent your inner child, playfulness and self-responsibility, so to dream about a kitten may mean that you need to take more time for yourself, have more fun, and nurture yourself and your sense of play more. According to dreamlore from the Middle Ages, it was unlucky to dream about cats because of their association with witchcraft. Prior to that, however, cats were sacred to the Egyptians as custodians of the souls of the dead.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the cat is overpowered, he will recover quickly. But if the cat bites him he will remain ill for a lengthy period. According to Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen his illness will span for one whole year. And a wild cat bespeaks of more serious illness and for a greater period.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of eating cat food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... My Dream Interpretation
The Cat in the Hat may come to trick and coax you into having fun even with seemingly unpleasant circumstances of life. He may also represent cleverness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2- Our subconscious fears or feelings connected with death can show in a dream as a catacomb or crypt.
3- As a place of hidden forces and occult power, in dreams the catacomb will represent the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A bad influence; doubt and unbelief... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
If the cataract frightens you, the portent is ominous.... The Complete Dream Book
If the water is clear and running easily, then expect domestic happiness.... Mystic Dream Book
If you escaped injury and/or gave assistance in any way, the change will be a happy one; otherwise you would be well advised to avoid any form of risk in the year ahead.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For the lay dreamer it is more useful to put dreams into much broader categories such as psychological. ESP, body, sexual, spiritual and problem solving. In researching the data for this book, some special cluster of dream themes were noticed.
For instance a cluster was noted in women past middle age, they dreamt of walking in a town and losing their husband. Description of these clusters can be seen in son and husband under family; losing teeth under body; flying; secret room under house; dead people; individuation. See also dream as meeting place; dream as spiritual guide; dream as therapist and healer; sex in dreams; ESP in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A commercial caterer in a dream represents someone who deters benefits. Pastry caterer in a dream represents a man of knowledge, or he could mean profits.
A travel caterer in a dream represents migration from one’s homeland or changes in one’s living conditions. Seeing a caterer in a dream is a good sign for someone who desires to get married. Seeing a hospital’s caterer in a dream does not convey the best of meanings.
A caterer in a dream also represents someone who encourages people to work and seek an honest livelihood.
To see oneselfcatering a dinner for his own house in a dream represents a wedding.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a caterpillar, foretells you will be placed in embarrassing situations, and there will be small honor or gain to be expected. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Recognition that one has potential.
3. Desire to sharpen one’s image.
4. Desire to sharpen one’s approach to things. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Butterfly)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The butterfly is a symbol of transformation; it represents a level of individual achievement.
The caterpillar, on the other hand, may indicate that you are on your way but have not reached your goal. You may be in earlier stages of accomplishing a real-life goal, a relationship goal, or even a spiritual goal.
The caterpillar may represent a specific area of your life or may be symbolic of the larger you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2- To dream of caterpillars would indicate that we need to remain flexible in our attitude to change. Also, because of the caterpillar’s association with creeping things, it may represent evil or difficulty.
3- The spiritual potential, largely unrecognised, which must transmute into something more beautiful.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To kill one is a sign that your affair will be broken off.
To find one on your person predicts a disagreeable experience with someone you regarded as a friend.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: You—or people around you—have hidden talents that will emerge later.
The caterpillar can also point to physical cravings, because it is “blind to the intellectual and spiritual dimension.”... Dreamers Dictionary
The caterpillar stage of growth is about budding potential and beauty and the importance of honoring the ordinary and mundane aspects of your life. This dream can also be a suggestion to take your time and not rush a new relationship. Consider the feeling tone. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Be extremely careful of your actions following this dream or you could be put in a humiliating position with no defense.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The caterpillar must do something tremendously courageous: it must willingly give up its own life. It has no idea of the miracle to come. When the caterpillar comes to your dream, you are being asked to consider total and utter surrender, to take a great leap of faith, trusting that miracles occur.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If moving to chrysalis stage, this suggests you may be moving towards making very profound life changes.
If already a chrysalis, a new aspect of yourself is forming and is ready to emerge.
Caterpillars may also indicate a desire to withdraw from social activity.... The Element Encyclopedia
Many films, plays and books contain cathartic scenes in which various characters express intense feelings of rage, anger, guilt or hostility and, by so doing, resolve the key issues in their lives. Catharsis also occurs in dreams; your unconscious conjures up various scenarios in which negative emotions are expressed or acted out. It is urging you to face up to difficult feelings and take action to resolve them in your real life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Holy place, self-contemplation, quietness in times of unrest, as in Chapel and Church, only stronger because of its size and more intense. Nostalgic, remembering old times. Structuring one’s own life, great works, correlating many different strengths, fulfilling one’s calling.
Security and a place of quiet. It often suggests the need to take time out for contemplation.
Folklore: Viewing a cathedral from the outside is positive; from the inside, negative.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the cat attacks you, you will have enemies who will go to any extreme to blacken your reputation and to cause you loss of property. But if you succeed in banishing it, you will overcome great obstacles and rise in fortune and fame.
If you meet a thin, mean and dirty-looking cat, you will have bad news from the absent. Some friend lies at death’s door; but if you chase it out of sight, your friend will recover after a long and lingering sickness.
To hear the scream or the mewing of a cat, some false friend is using all the words and work at his command to do you harm.
To dream that a cat scratches you, an enemy will succeed in wrenching from you the profits of a deal that you have spent many days making.
If a young woman dreams that she is holding a cat, or kitten, she will be influenced into some impropriety through the treachery of others.
To dream of a clean white cat, denotes entanglements which, while seemingly harmless, will prove a source of sorrow and loss of wealth. When a merchant dreams of a cat, he should put his best energies to work, as his competitors are about to succeed in demolishing his standard of dealing, and he will be forced to other measures if he undersells others and still succeeds.
To dream of seeing a cat and snake on friendly terms signifies the beginning of an angry struggle. It denotes that an enemy is being entertained by you with the intention of using him to find out some secret which you believe concerns yourself; uneasy of his confidences given, you will endeavor to disclaim all knowledge of his actions, as you are fearful that things divulged, concerning your private life, may become public. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see cattle lean and shaggy, and poorly fed, you will be likely to toil all your life because of misspent energy and dislike of details of work. Correct your habits after this dream.
To see cattle stampeding, means that you will have to exert all the powers of command you have to keep your career in a profitable channel.
To see a herd of cows at milking time, you will be the successful owner of wealth that many have worked to obtain.
To a young woman this means that her affections will not suffer from the one of her choice.
To dream of milking cows with udders well filled, great good fortune is in store for you.
If the calf has stolen the milk, it signifies that you are about to lose your lover by slowness to show your reciprocity, or your property from neglect of business.
To see young calves in your dream, you will become a great favorite in society and win the heart of a loyal person.
For business, this dream indicates profit from sales.
For a lover, the entering into bonds that will be respected.
If the calves are poor, look for about the same, except that the object sought will be much harder to obtain. Long-horned and dark, vicious cattle, denote enemies. See Calves. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A sexual dream, declares Freud.... The Fabric of Dream
To dream of milking a cow is an indication that you will be fortunate in both business and love, in proportion to the amount of milk secured.
If the cow proves to be dry, or nearly so, coolness is likely to develop in your affair of the heart, and your business will probably decline.
It is a fortunate augury to sec calves in a dream, and yearlings indicate prosperity.... The Complete Dream Book
A herd of cattle feeding in a pasture denotes that your life and your income will be easy. But if you are forcing the cattle to go somewhere they do not wish to be, you will find you must work harder and harder to maintain your present level of income.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Grazing cattle promises fortune. Thin animals foresee hard times; fat ones,
prosperous future; a large herd, agitation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A cattle dealer in a dream also represents a hunter or a fisherman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the cattle were peacefully grazing, it is a good omen of “easy come” prosperity.
If you had to drive the cattle in your dream, you will also be successful but only through hard and diligent effort.
Black or large-horned cattle suggest that your business affairs receive closer attention in order to avoid a loss.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The cat can be a symbol of sexuality, femininity, prosperity and power.
A cat is also an independent animal, and in your dream you may be associating yourself or someone else with these characteristics. Usually the dream is telling you about yourself and not others. Historically black cats have been symbols of evil and bad luck.
If you are a cat lover and have one as a pet, the symbolism may not apply to your dream. Old, superstition-based dream interpretations say that a cat is a bad omen and that you can expect deceit from those that you trust.
Feminine representation and qualities.
Cats can be both positive and negative depending on how your relationship is with cats in general, and what the cat is doing in the dream. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A certificate is a symbol of authenticity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you’ve been waiting for a certificate to feel worthy or to begin doing your life’s work, then here it is.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A teenage child represents glad tidings or dispelling one’s worries.
If one sees a beautiful looking teenage child entering a town or descending from the skies or appearing from beneath the ground in a dream, it means that the glad tidings will take effect shortly. Seeing a mature child in a dream means power and superiority.
If one sees himself as a child learning in school in a dream, it means that he will repent of a common sin he is used to commit.
If one sees one of the renowned people of knowledge sitting in a kindergarten and learning along with other children in a dream, it means that he will shift to ignorance, lose his rank, or that financial changes will affect his living conditions.
If one sees himself receiving instructions like a child in a dream, it means that he will receive an inheritance from his mother. Ifone sees himself as a newborn child in a dream, it means that he will become wealthy and prosper.
If a young boy sees himself in a dream as a child, it has a negative meaning.
If a sick person sees himself as a child in a dream, it means his death.
If one sees himself as a child being reprimanded in a dream, it means that he will be conquered. In a dream, if one looks in a mirror and sees his face to be that of a child, and ifhis wife is pregnant, it means that she will beget a son who will look like his father. Carrying a baby child in a dream means distress and burdens.
A child in a dream represents a weak enemy who sometime shows friendliness and at other times demonstrates his enmity. Ifone sees that his wife has just delivered children who are playing around him in a dream, it means distress or misfortune and the consequences could be either good or bad. Carrying a child in a dream means managing an inheritance or a financial investment. Ifan elderly person sees himselfroaming as a little child in a dream, it means that he will commit an act of ignorance or lose his dignity, ideals or sense of honor. On the other hand, if such an elderly person who sees himself in a dream as a little child is suffering from depression or financial difficulties or health problems, then it means relief from distress and good health and that he will become free from his sins, like the day his mother gave birth to him.
If one sees that he has a little child who disdains from coming near his father in the dream, it means financial promotion and enjoyment of one’s life. Ifone sees a little child screaming in his lap in a dream, it means that he plays a string instrument. Children in a dream also could mean either sorrow and pain or happiness and joy.
If they are one’s own children in the dream, then they mean temptation with money. Children in a dream also could mean contentment with little or loss of one’s means to earn his livelihood or they could mean money or marriage or a flourishing business. Bereavement of a child in a dream means the opposite in real life. It also means rejoicing, reunions, pleasures and earning respect. Bereavement of a child in a dream is sometimes interpreted to portray an intention of one’s children or wife to separate from the family.
A little male child in a dream represents worries, responsibilities, hard work, catering to ignorant people or dealing with trivial and time wasting people.
If a prisoner sees himself carrying a little girl in his dream, it means that he will be released from his prison.
If one who is going through hard times sees himself holding a little girl in a dream, it means that his adversities will be lifted.
If he is poor, it means that he will thrive for success and the little girl then represents his glad tidings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The child in your dream could represent your inner self, or the child within.
The dream could be based on childhood memories, and it may carry a specific message or bring up long-buried issues. On the other hand, the dream could simply be a pleasant memory. Children in dreams could symbolize a need and an eagerness to learn, simplicity, intuition, new endeavors and many other positive attributes of childhood. Occasionally, the child in your dreams may be pointing to your own childish ways. Therefore, consider all of the details and the tone of the dream before making an interpretation.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The child represents the essential in us that we want to see mature. We are supposed to tell the truth (“children and fools speak the truth”) and be less complicated (“if you become like children...”).
If women dream about a child, it is usually because they are longing to have one, or that they are looking for something new, meaning a change in lifestyle is about to happen.
Also a symbol of the prime of life and continuity.
A sick child points to emotional difficulties. Pay attention to what attitude the child has in the dream! These attitudes want to be supported and made conscious.
According to Freud, the child may represent self- regression or one’s own genitals (“my little one,” my penis).
It is still true today that regressive tendencies are involved when an adult dreams about a child.
However, we ought not to dismiss Freud’s belief that “reclaiming one’s own childlike simplicity” can also be a positive process that allows us in later years to become lively and even revive a sense of eroticism.
The symbol of the child appearing in a dream is always connected to vitality, the joy of life, and also sexuality.
Folklore: Growing family.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dream that you are the child, then this is about your need or desire to be taken care of, pampered and babied. See Baby and Spring.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you were the child, you need to get in touch with your own innocence.
If you, as the child, were in trouble, you need to go beyond your innocence and acknowledge the ways of the world. Everything is NOT all sweetness and light!
If you were watching children playing, this is a sign of success and happiness, both in your personal and professional life.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(2) The child may* be a symbol of vour true self, that which is essentially you and which you are capable of unfolding. The fact that your real self is represented by a child suggests that your true self is a
beautiful unspoilt product of Nature; that it is worthy of unreserved love; and that it needs the nourishment of your love if it is to grow and unfold all its loveliness.
(3) If the child has some divine aura (e.g. if it is the Christ-child), what is symbolized is as in (2) above. The aura represents the transcendent nature of the self: it is much more than your conscious ego or your present image of yourself; it holds together the opposites that are within you (e.g. conscious and unconscious, ‘head’ and ‘heart’, extroversion and introversion, masculine and feminine), and it is your ultimate goal and fulfilment (for self).
(4) The child may represent (the possibility of) a new beginning, a new development in your psyche - a new attitude to life, a new set of values, a new balance of your psychic forces, a new reconciliation of previously conflicting forces. The child in you is the growing-point in you.
(5) There is in all of us a child - our emotional self - that often needs reassurance, to be told that all is well and there is no cause for fear, or anger, or guilt, and that love makes all things good and dissolves all pain. At the same time the child sometimes needs to be chided and corrected if it is eventually to - as it should - grow up.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream of a beautiful daughter denotes interesting friends; an ugly one, strange devotion. A son, on the other hand, denotes work.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The child of nature archetype inspires deep, intimate bonding with natural forces. Although the nature child is loving and giving, it can also have an inner toughness and ability to survive—the resilience of Nature herself. Nature children can develop advanced skills of communicating with animals, and in dreams reflecting this archetype, an animal often comes to the rescue of its child companion. Such dreams can reflect a compassionate, nature-loving aspect of our character, or the need to stop abusing the environment (understood in its widest sense) and reconnect with nature.
The magical child embodies qualities of wisdom and courage in the face of difficult circumstances. In dreams, it suggests the power of imagination and the belief that everything is possible. If, however, the magic is not put to positive use, the dream image is a negative one, and indicates lack of energy and action in waking life.
The orphan child is the major character in most well-known children’s stories, including ‘Bambi’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Little Orphan Annie’, ‘The Matchstick Girl’, ‘Snow White’ and many more. The pattern in these stories is often reflected in the dreams of people who feel from birth as if they are not a part of their family or community, or who fear surviving alone in this world.
The wounded child archetype in dreams holds the memories of the abuse, neglect and other traumas that may have been endured during childhood. From a spiritual perspective, a wounded childhood cracks open the learning path of forgiveness. The shadow aspect may manifest as an abiding sense of self-pity, a tendency to blame your parents for your current shortcomings and to resist moving on through forgiveness.
Whilst dreams about children that never grow old reveal a determination to remain eternally young in body, mind, and spirit, they can also suggest an inability to grow up and embrace the responsible life of an adult. Peter Pan is the most obvious example of this archetype—he resists ending a cycle of life in which he is free to live outside the boundaries of conventional adulthood. For women, this archetype may manifest as extreme dependency on those who take charge of their physical security. A consistent inability to be relied on, and the inability to accept the aging process, are also markers of this archetype.
Carl Jung claimed that the dream symbol of a child is a metaphor for the forgotten things in childhood. For example, your dream may be telling you that you have forgotten how to play, or that you should take a more innocent, carefree attitude. The symbol of the child also represents possibilities and paves the way for future changes in the personality. In addition, it can also represent the part of you that needs security and reassurance. See also BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are having a wonderful time playing and dressing up, the dream may be encouraging you to have more fun in your adult life. A dream about a child refusing to share or being inconsiderate may be a comment on your own weaknesses. Has your recent behavior or approach to life been a little childish? If you are the child in the dream, this can suggest a need to shed some of your current responsibilities in real life or express your real self.
If you are caring for a child or infant, and not really wanting to, perhaps someone in waking life is being demanding and requiring too much attention.
If you want to have a child and dream of one, you may become a parent in the not-so-distant future.
If you lose a child, whether your own or an unknown child, you may be anxious that you have taken on responsibilities you cannot handle.
If the child is one of your children, look up son and daughter.
If your dream did not evoke specific memories of your own childhood or an unknown child appeared, your unconscious may have summoned up an archetype in the staring role—that of the inner child. Whether your inner child was portrayed by you or by another character in the dream, he or she represents the part of you that, Peter Pan-like, has never grown up, or a part of you that you have banished from your waking life, but longs to be rediscovered. Your unconscious may therefore be highlighting your own immature behavior, or else your longing to recapture childhood innocence. Once again, the clue lies in the child’s behavior.
If the child in the dream is bullying another child, this could be related to how you are cruelly treating someone in real life. If, however, you are the victim in the dream, do you feel vulnerable, abused and powerless in waking life? If the child in the dream is happily playing with their toys, do you long to return to the optimistic, childhood state of mind before the realities of life closed in avenues of opportunity? Do you long to return to a time when anything seemed possible? Try to remember the child’s behavior—was he or she friendly or unfriendly, smiling or throwing a tantrum and consider whether the dream is commenting on your own current life and behavior. Do you have a tendency to fly into a childish rage when you don’t get your way in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
Vision: Watching healthy children at play: success and good times. Crying, screaming, and sick children, children that are falling down or undernourished, are all a sign of worries ahead. Giving birth to a child: a new job is opening up.
If the child is being baptized: you are returning to your religious faith. Seeing a sleeping child: your future will be free of worries. When a child appears in a woman’s dream, it usually means that she wants a child.
The dream may also indicate that new plans, your job, or other changes are emotionally taxing.
If the child appears time and time again, think about making some changes.
Depth Psychology: The child represents actual conflict situations that have become burdensome, and you are looking for a solution, a way out. This dream also means you want to “start over again” or avoid making a decision by going back home (being protected as a child). Dreams about childhood are usually an indication that you are trying to avoid responsibilities; but they may also be an expression of child-like character traits, or your dependency on others! If you dream about children frequently, make an appointment with a psychotherapist soon.... Dreamers Dictionary
For an unmarried woman to dream of being in childbed, denotes unhappy changes from honor to evil and low estates. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a pregnant woman sees herself giving birth to a girl in a dream, it means a boy, and if she gives birth to a boy in the dream, it means a girl. Giving birth to a girl means relief from distress, while giving birth to a boy in the dream means distress and worries.
If a sick person sees his mother giving birth to him in a dream, it means the approach of his death, for a deceased person is wrapped in a shroud, while a newborn is wrapped with a receiving cloth.
If the person in question is poor, it means that his financial conditions will change for the better, but if he is rich, it means restriction of his earnings, for a child is dependent on others while his movements are restricted.
If a traveler sees his wife giving birth to a new child in a dream, it means obstruction of his travels and changes in his plans.
If a woman gives birth to a child from her mouth in a dream, it means her death.
If a man gives birth to a son in a dream it means illness, escape from danger or separation from a bad wife.
If a man gives birth to a daughter in a dream, it means relief from distress, happiness or the birth of a child from his posterity who will grow to become a renowned leader. Ifa woman gives birth to a cat in a dream, it means that her child will grow to be a thief. Childbirth in a dream means relief from hardships, recovering from illness or departure from one’s home or neighborhood. Childbirth in a dream also means comfort, relaxation, payment of one’s debts and repentance from sin.
If a woman gives birth to a son in a dream, it denotes the conclusion of her sufferings, glad tidings, payment of her debts or repentance from sin. Ifshe gives birth to a daughter in the dream, then it means honor, prosperity and ease.
If a poor man gives birth to a child in a dream, it means prosperity.
If he is rich, then it means distress.
If he is unmarried, it means a forthcoming marciage, so that his future wife will give the birth he saw in his dream. In general, if a man sees himself giving birth in a dream, it means his death or the death of a relative, or it could mean experiencing poverty. As for a needy person, it means relief or an escape. As for a merchant, giving birth in a dream means loss of his investment.
(Also see Dragon)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is time to move on and forget the past.... My Dream Interpretation
It is the desire to return to the times when your mother cared for you and you didn’t have to worry. This type of image is usually produced when you are afraid to face the unknown. The future causes insecurity.
If you visit the neighborhood of your childhood, it may be able to help you recover an aspect of your past that remained unresolved, which you must now face in order to be at peace. In any case, childhood allows one to rediscover oneself.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are a concerned parent, simply talking about the dream with your child can help dissipate the tension around them. Avoid the instinct to tell the child that it was just a dream and that dreams aren’t real, as this may discourage your child from confiding in you, or simply frustrate them because you don’t take it seriously. You may also have a child who dreams with their eyes open for a few seconds after the dream is over and they are awake. In general, such experiences are not signs of a disorder, but if you are concerned, talk to your doctor or a pediatrician.... The Element Encyclopedia
Your dream childhood home can help give you clues about your current situation and help you examine your personality. What kind of house was it? Was it a large or small house, and did you think it was the same size when you were young? Are you still living in the same house? How many floors did it have? How many windows? What was its shape? Most of us live in square houses with corners, but some people’s houses are round with no corners. Some suggest this may have a profound effect on a person’s psychology because circles represent infinity and thus no restrictions. Can you remember what colors your house was painted in; how do those colors affect your feelings now? If something good always happened to you in a certain room, the color of that room may still make you happy for the rest of your life. Was there a place in your house where you went if you were miserable, or a place where something bad happened? What were the colors and shapes that were involved? Is it a dark place or a light place?
Although you are by no means doomed to repeat past mistakes, your dreaming mind may use your first home as an important reference throughout your life and you may often find yourself trying to work through current issues in the setting of this childhood home. Try to think of such dreams as an opportunity to reflect on your basic beliefs about home and family. Are you repeating patterns from your childhood in a current relationship and situation? Can your dream help you relate the past to your present life and to your life in the future?... The Element Encyclopedia
Unfulfilled instinctual desires provide the energy for manv of our dreams, and the fact that an instinctive desire remains unfulfilled may be connected with a traumatic experience in childhood. That experience has probably been repressed because it was traumatic - causing guilt, anxiety, fear of punishment. (For repression) Your dreams may, therefore, be helping you to uncover the source of these blockages which inhibit the free flow of the natural forces within you.
(2) Recurring dreams may represent some psychic disturbance or problem that originated in childhood. Here are some examples:
Dreams of being naked may sometimes represent recollections of, and perhaps longing for, the paradise of childhood when one w alked
around unclothed without embarrassment. (Sometimes these dreams, as Freud said, express a desire for someone of the opposite sex to present himself / herself in the nude, and stem from sexual frustration.)
Dreams of flying or falling may derive from childhood enjoyment of swings and see-saws. They may express straightforward yearnings for the remembered joy of childhood, but they may also reflect one’s present state of unhappiness and a futile desire to retreat from one’s problematic adult life. A problem is not a thing; rather, it is a relationship - for example, a relationship of conflict either between your external circumstances and your inner wishes (in which case the solution consists in either remov ing yourself from the circumstances or modifying your wishes) or between one part of your psyche and another (in which case the solution is to integrate the part that has been neglected). See also Falling, Flying.
Dreams of failure stem from childhood fears of disapproval from parents. However, die fact that your dreams contain these recollections suggests that you have programmed yourself for anxiety.
If so, begin by loving the child that is still within you: reassure it, tell it that everything is all right and that there is no such thing as failure where there is love. See also Failure.
(3) Dreams which contain recollections of yourself as a free and happy child may indicate a desire to find your true self. The child is then a symbol of the complete and permanent inner freedom and joy which are enjoyed only when you have become acquainted with all the forces within you - both conscious and unconscious - and have established harmonious relationships among them. See also Child, sections (2)-(4).
(4) The child may represent the primitive psyche with which your conscious ego needs to get acquainted if wholeness is to be achieved. This primitive psvche is the mind of humankind in its infancy, before the development of self-consciousness and reasoning. This original awareness is still with us, but buried in unconsciousness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dreamed of a particularly happy childhood memory—for example, you are seven years old and your dad brings home your first bike, or you are five years old sitting happily on your mum’s lap sucking your thumb—the dream could either be pointing to your nostalgia for a time when life was full of fun, or it could be more concerned with your present feelings of insecurity. The dream is reminding you of a time when life was simple, and in so doing, it compensates you for your current feelings of confusion.
If you are facing a difficult decision, it could also have been highlighting your need to put yourself forward and take a risk by focusing on your new bike—something you wanted but also feared, as you weren’t wholly confident riding it yet.
Consider, too, whether your unconscious has cast archetypal figures in the role of your mother and father. Relation-figures in dreams of childhood can often represent archetypes rather than actual family members. Alternatively, if your unhappy childhood returns to haunt you in dreams (which may reoccur), your unconscious may be forcing you to relive those miserable times in an attempt to make you confront the source of your distress and deal with it, now that you have an adult understanding of the situation. Your unconscious is trying to help you come to terms with what happened to you, so you can put it behind you.... The Element Encyclopedia
To you will come suave debonair, Fortune robed in shining dress, Bearing wealth and happiness.
To dream of seeing many beautiful children is portentous of great prosperity and blessings.
For a mother to dream of seeing her child sick from slight cause, she may see it enjoying robust health, but trifles of another nature may harass her.
To see children working or studying, denotes peaceful times and general prosperity.
To dream of seeing your child desperately ill or dead, you have much to fear, for its welfare is sadly threatened.
To dream of your dead child, denotes worry and disappointment in the near future.
To dream of seeing disappointed children, denotes trouble from enemies, and anxious forebodings from underhanded work of seemingly friendly people.
To romp and play with children, denotes that all your speculating and love enterprises will prevail. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a married woman to dream of giving birth to a child is an augury of domestic bliss and freedom from worry.... The Complete Dream Book
If they are well and happy; the portent couid not be better. Otherwise, the dream is an omen of sickness.... The Complete Dream Book
If you see kids working or studying, peaceful times are ahead.
To dream of a sick or unhappy child symbolizes trouble from your enemies.
If you dream of playing with children, your love hopes will come true.
If you dream of being a mother (and you don’t have children in real life), this foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.... My Dream Interpretation
If the children are unhappy, vexations may be caused by the double-crossing of a friend.
If a child is very ill, the dream indicates monetary reverses.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
See also Baby.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the children in your dream are your own, the dream is likely reflecting issues that are more literal and about your home life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of children frequently symbolizes a longing for the past, for another chance to satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes.
Therapists engaged in trauma work have reported that parents who grieve the loss of a child will dream of that child until they have accepted their loss.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If children are giving flowers, fruits or sweets, this suggests unexpected success or happiness. If, however, the children are quarrelling, this indicates domestic problems. Children in dreams can also represent feelings about your childhood, or current feelings of dependency or vulnerability. What is happening to the child in the dream will help you determine the interpretation.
If the children in your dream are boys, they symbolize high energy levels and new beginnings.
If the boys are playing, this suggests the resolution of domestic or financial problems. If, however, the boys are quarrelling, this dream may be a warning to listen to the advice of people around you, especially if they are older than you. Perhaps you have been acting rashly.
If one or more of the boys are injured, it is a serious warning to take a sober look at how you run your day-to-day life.
If the children in your dreams are girls you know and they are smiling, friendly or affectionate, this suggests that your general attitude of honesty will be much appreciated by those around you.
If you don’t know the girls, this can suggest the beginnings of a new relationship.
If the girls are untidy, disruptive, crying, angry or abusive, this could be a warning to show more understanding to your partner and those around you to avoid arguments and unnecessary misunderstandings.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is associated with the desire to leave the darkness and seek the light. In oneiric images it may be represented in many ways: turning on the light of a dark room, cleaning the house, the car’s windows, etc. In any case, it is a sign of the dreamer’s need to clear the horizon, to see clearly and hit the road again. It shows a clear intention of spiritual growth.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For many, to say, “I understand you” is synonymous with “I love you.”... Strangest Dream Explanations
A database would, for instance, suggest the ordering of information. Text messaging might suggest brief but necessary information, whereas a fax, being slightly outdated, requires us to bring what we know up to date.
The telephone signifies communication with unseen people and might therefore highlight communication with the spirit world.
The television is, quite literally, a medium through which information is passed.
The internet will tend to signify wider, more global, communication and available information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A stored document suggests that we are making a link with past memories or stored information which we may need to access in order to progress.
The computer and other high technology images are now such a part of people’s lives that it very much depends on other circumstances in the dream as to the correct interpretation of the image.
A computer crashing, for instance, suggests that there is a problem with the means of communication rather than communication itself. As modern day technology spreads, such an image may simply be a means of conveying a message from the unconscious to the conscious mind, whereas in other cases it will be a reminder of personal potential or abilities.
A keyboard, requiring a certain degree of skill, can suggest the stages of proficiency we need to acquire in order to communicate our ideas efficiently.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
• It can also indicate feelings of isolation and being left out. Do you feel unable to express yourself? Are you being heard? Are you failing to get your message across? • Communication dreams are also a way for your dreaming mind to communicate a relevant message to you so pay attention to what you hear or see written down in these types of dreams.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you dream that you have muddled your words, this suggests a vain struggle to attract the attention of someone in your dream. The inability to say the right words when you meet them may symbolize feelings of inadequacy in real life or a deep sense of frustration that the important people in your life, or the people you respect and admire, do not appreciate or even notice you. One of the most distressing scenarios in a dream is when you try to talk or cry out but have no voice.
If you have such a dream, try to work out who is not hearing you in waking life; do you need to listen more and give your voice a rest?
Tripping up in public, forgetting your words when giving a speech, treading on someone’s toes in a dance, or spilling food and drink over a VIP can all betray a deep sense of social inadequacy, even with regard to people close to you. Perhaps your ineptitude masks an element of defiance, expressing your feelings of frustration with the stifling rules and norms of social convention.
If someone you know appears in a dream but you find yourself unable to recognize them, this suggests feelings of frustration or ambivalence towards that person in waking life. A similar sense is conveyed if you are looking on as a spy whilst a friend or lover commits a crime, or an illicit or compromising act.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Unloading unexpressed fears and anxieties.
3. Low self-worth, self-esteem (to be defecated on). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Defoliate It is a dream indicating a ideal time for change and renewal. The mind needs to leave behind old attachments and to take a new path. It can be interpreted as a desire to learn new things, to travel, and to broaden the horizons.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the experience is indeed repugnant, then you may be in some form of resistance to a deeper process that is going on that may require getting “down and dirty” with shadow material. Eating feces points to needing to integrate your own creativity into some aspect of your life. Playing with or handling feces (and how you felt about doing so) may indicate your level of comfort with a transition in your life that may be requiring you to go deeper into your “own shit” in order to find a new sense of self.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream that someone does not like you, and that you are worried, it is a bad omen. If, however, you do not appear to be upset at all, then your difficulties will be overcome.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of being disliked by others, beware of selfishness. You often mean well, but sometimes forget to consider the wants or needs of others.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are in places of learning, foretells for you many influential friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream you are attending college shows that your desire for education will set you apart from the rest, and denotes that you will have a successful life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
1- To dream of a place of education, such as a school or college indicates that we should be considering our own need for discipline or disciplined action. We are perhaps inadequately prepared for a task we arc to perform, and to access need more knowledge.
2- Since dreaming of education usually takes us back to a former state, we need to apply knowledge from the experiences we have had to enable us to deal with a present situation.
3- Education can be taken as a symbol of Spiritual Awareness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream you are attending college shows that your desire for education will set you apart from the rest and denotes that you will have a successful life.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If your dream fea- tured getting or extending it, the prediction is that any success you achieve will be purely commercial; if, on the other hand, your dream concerned a lack of it, you will probably at- tain recognition in a cul- tural endeavor.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
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.... The Element Encyclopedia
An educator in a dream also means a coach or an animal trainer. Seeing oneself as an educator in a dream means advancing in one’s field. Amath teacher in a dream represents intellect and wisdom. Adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing in a dream represents common benefits and losses one incurs during the course of his life.
A Qur’[m teacher in a dream represents singing, honor or favors.
An unknown teacher in a dream represents the Almighty God Himself.
(Also see Teacher)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. A need to escape from stresses of life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the dreamer actually has grandchildren, this is a very personal symbol, implying that the future of the family is pretty much secure.
If the dreamer does not have grandchildren, it indicates that the dreamer’s own future is bright and promising.
If the dream is of someone else’s grandchildren, then the dream is more cosmic in its scope: the world is NOT going to go totally down the tubes.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream that you lose your I.D., denotes confusion about your own self-identity.
If you dream of fake I.D., you may secretly feel that you’re not good enough, and worry that others don’t really like you. Try to improve your confidence level!... My Dream Interpretation
A lost or stolen wallet, driver’s license, or passport may suggest confusion about the dreamer’s self-identity or self-confidence.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of others being intoxicated, you will lose out when a loan is not repaid to you, but don’t worry - it won’t matter that much to you.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Wanting to “let go,” have a good time and detach from current problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- When we are intoxicated in a dream it can be important to decide what has caused us to become intoxicated. Being drunk can indicate a loss of control, whereas a change of state brought about by drugs can represent a change in awareness.
2- The changes that occur in consciousness through intoxication can be mirrored in a dream. Sometimes that change can be depressive - suggesting a need to explode the negative in our lives; sometimes they can be euphoric showing our ability to reach a state similar to a kind of mania.
3- There Is a type of euphoria which is experienced at certain stages of spiritual development.
This usuallv occurs as we move from one level of awareness to another, and is to do with the sudden influx of new energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of meeting a drunk means you should beware of financial losses.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If by reading it a pleasant feeling comes up, then your future is protected; if it produces anxiety, it may indicate that you need to take things more positively.
If the letter is from a friend, you need support; if it comes from a company or institution, you crave changing your job; however, if you dream that you do not receive letters, it should encourage you to get in touch with your loved ones. It could be that they are requiring your help. The letter could also come from your unconscious that tries to give you a message about your behavior or circumstances.
It is important that you pay attention to it.
For some superstitions, dreaming of a letter portends unexpected news. For others, it predicts a close marriage.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Sometimes the messages contained within dreams can be obscure and difficult to interpret but if your dream contains symbols of communication, such as letters, handwriting, telephones or emails, its meaning may be easier to interpret. Often these symbols are entwined with a wealth of other images but sometimes you may wake with a lingering image of them as the main item in your dream.
Both Carl Jung and Fritz Perls believed that each dream symbol is an aspect of your true self and that communication symbols, in particular, contain useful messages from your unconscious. When trying to interpret these messages, first consider whether the communication makes a clear reference to your waking life or triggers other associations for you. The next thing to consider is the form the communication took and what this suggests. For example, a phone call suggests something more informal than a telegram.
If the communication was coded, does that imply a close connection or a lack of understanding? Considering all these aspects in their context along with the other symbols in your dream may help with the interpretation. See also NUMBERS; SOUNDS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Seeing specific cities, states, or countries in your dream may have some bearing on the overall interpretation.
For example, if the region has a symbolic name like Taylor, MI, this could indicate the need to “tailor” your activities or character to fit a specific situation. Areas that have animal names can be interpreted similarly, like Buffalo, NY, revealing a personality that tends to stampede over everyone standing in her / his way.... The Language of Dreams
(Also see Grease)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Items that get magnified out of proportion in a dream are meant for stressing a specific point. Anything overly large is something you likewise perceive as big to the point of overwhelming. Small items are those you consider more trivial (see Size).... The Language of Dreams
To see mortified flesh, denotes disastrous enterprises and disappointment in love. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Shroud)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.
A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.
Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.
The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is best to analyze the circumstances of your life to discover the cause of this immobility.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To inhale the odor of a pole-cat on your clothes, or otherwise smell one, you will find that your conduct will be considered rude, and your affairs will prove unsatisfactory.
To kill one, denotes that you will overcome formidable obstacles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you have problems or troubles, don’t delay in seeing your physician. Sometimes the polecat is also a warning about a dishonest person who wants to steal something from you (but you would have to literally “smell” the deceit!).... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Disobedience)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream is also a warning: don’t get involved in “slippery “ adventures, you could end up “going down the chute.”... Dreamers Dictionary
If you don’t have step children in real life this may suggest that your nurturing caring side isn’t being expressed in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Unable to satisfy psychological needs.
3. Being suppressed by someone with more power. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To be suffocating someone mav mean we are overpowering them in real life.
If we do not wish to have any sort of relationship with someone we may find that dreams of suffocation occur. Fears about sexuality may also surface in this way.
3- Suffocation may appear in dreams when negative energy is too strong for us to deal with.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be suffocating a dream character may mean we wish to shut someone up in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If his suffering increases to near strangulation and death in the dream, it means that he is required to repay all the benefits he drew from holding such trust.
If he dies in his dream as a consequence of his suffocation, it means that he will lose his battle with the owner and become poor.
If he comes back to life after dying in the dream, it means that in a while, God Almighty will reinstate him in his position after his trying experience. He also may regain power and bring his 41H opponents to justice.
(Also see Strangulation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Being unsatisfied and unfulfilled by your present situation to the point where this slowly “kills” creativity or individuality.
Being overwhelmed by restrictions imposed upon you by others, your culture, society, or religion.
If you see yourself suffocating someone else, this either expresses aggression toward that person, or something so morally or ethically offensive that you want to stifle it.... The Language of Dreams
Separation anxiety occurs when we have to confront the prospect of being separated from someone who is considered essential to our physical or emotional survival. Typically, separation anxiety occurs in relation to family members or partners, as these are the people with whom we normally have the closest relationships; the anxiety may often be reflected in nightmares and disturbing dreams. Although normal in childhood—when a child is absolutely dependent upon the parent to provide for its needs—separation anxiety in adulthood, when the presence of another person is used in defense against some other form of anxiety, is considered detrimental to a person’s emotional development. Dreams of suffocation or nightmare scenarios involving the separation, death or loss of a family member or spouse are often triggered by separation anxiety and in many instances they can offer clues to help manage and resolve these feelings in waking life. See also NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one’s supplications are done under dire need, or if they involve strong emotions, sobbing or grief in the dream, then they represent trying moments in one’s life, or they could mean temptations. Loud or solemn supplications in a dream may indicate a special prayer for rain.
If the supplications do not call for God’s favors, or if they are not directed toward Him in the dream, then they represent falsehood.
If the supplications are silent in the dream, they could mean that one will beget a blessed son.
If one sees a group of people gathering in a circle of prayers, or doing Zikr and invoking the divine attributes in a dream, then they represent a gathering of children, growth, blessings, or waiving away sufferings.
If one sees himself praying to God Almighty, or that prayers are invoked on his behalf in a dream, it means happiness and money. Supplications in God’s house or in a mosque in a dream are more beneficial than prayers which are offered anywhere else.
If one prays in the dark in a dream, it means that he will be saved from trials.
If one sees himself imploring another person in a dream, it means that he fears him.
(Also see Prayers; Zikr)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A cat in a dream also represents an evil and a treacherous woman.
The same interpretation is given for anyone who compasses people, or guards them, or someone who harms the interests of his employer more than he benefits him.
If a tomcat scratches someone or bites him in a dream, it means that he will fall sick for a full year.
The bite of a wildcat in a dream is more dangerous and has greater implications.
If one sees a tomcat sitting peacefully and quietly in his house in a dream, it means that he will have a comfortable, peaceful and a profitable year. Otherwise, a large wildcat in the dream represents a troublesome year. Selling a tomcat in a dream means spending one’s money in various charities. Eating a cat in a dream means learning about sorcery. Ifone sees himselftransformed in to a tomcat in a dream, it means that he lives from stealing and seeks what is harmful.
A tomcat entering one’s house in a dream represents a robber. Whatever a tomcat takes from one’s house in the dream will be looted by such a thief. Killing or beating a tomcat in a dream means catching a thiefor killing him. Ifone extracts fat from a cat in a dream, it means that he will receive stolen money or a share thereof. Fighting with a tomcat in a dream means an affliction with a long and a debilitating illness that will be followed by a complete recovery.
If the tomcat loses the fight, and if the man is already sick, it means that he will recover from his illness shortly thereafter. Otherwise, ifhe loses in the dream, it means that his illness has reached its peak.
A cat or a tomcat in a dream also represent reckoning, estrangement of one’s wife, her roughness with her husband, or they could represent ill behaved children with their parents, fights, theft, adultery, lack of loyalty, eavesdropping, taunting, roaring, clamor, a bastard son, a foundling or an orphan. On the other hand, a cat in a dream could represent a toadying person, dancing, being playful and kind, though awaiting to jump at the first opportunity to spoil others’ peace. Ifthe cat, the tomcat and the mouse, or the lamb and the wolf become friends in the dream, it means hypocrisy, affectation and loss of moral standards.
A civet cat in a dream represents a man who may have a suspicious look, though his character and conduct are exemplary.
(Also see Cat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. To remove oneself from a bad situation or emotional state.
3. Good fortune and happy times.
4. Time to take life more seriously. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The dream is a sign that you really need a break—it is high time you stopped putting in so much overtime. You are exhausted! See Park.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a young woman who has been rejected by her significant other in real life dreams of vacations, she will soon get over that person.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you had a telephone conversation that was one sided and you couldn’t get a word in, does this mirror how you feel about someone in waking life or was your unconscious simply urging you to be more assertive in waking life?
Alternatively, was your unconscious drawing your attention to your own tendency to monopolize conversations? Dreaming of phone or cellphone conversations may also be reminding you to say or do something in waking life; the context of your dream and the symbols within it may give you a clue as to what that‘something’ is.
If, in your dream, you dialed a number and nobody picked up the phone, do you feel that nobody is listening to your point of view in waking life?
Similarly if you dreamed of making a call to the emergency services, could your unconscious be expressing your fear about someone or something in your waking life or that you are in urgent need of support or help.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Desire to go primitive. ... New American Dream Dictionary