Cleaning and tidying up may suggest preparation for someone new coming into your life. It may also remark on the necessity to clean up some unfinished business or to clean up a mess you have made in some relationship or situation. Cleaning could also represent having to clean up someone else’s mess.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Dreaming about cleaning: it is time to pay more attention to your relationships and to be more supportive. Cleaning and making yourself look better be more humble and modest. Dreaming about cleaning is a challenge to always improve and polish your character, removing the stains that might cling to it.
Depth Psychology: Remove emotional, mental, and moral blemishes that are clogging up fragile spiritual connections.
It is also important which objects are being cleaned or what is being “swept” out—pay attention to the rest of the images.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams that you are cleaning are good signs. It means you are removing some negativity in your life and overcoming major obstacles to enter a new stage in your life. It signifies self-improvement and increased confidence.... My Dream Interpretation
A clear, straightforward warning note from your conscience is contained in a dream of cleaning, and the harder or busier was the dreamed cleaning activity, the more urgent is the warning against allowing yourself to be drawn into anything even slightly unethical, no matter how pleasurable and/or profitable it may appear.
See also Wash, Teeth, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Washing in dreams is a fairly common theme, and almost always relates to something that is troubling or worrying the dreamer in waking life. The harder the hands or body are scrubbed, the greater the need for the unconscious to be free of guilt or some kind of burden.
The same applies to washing stains in clothes.
If you are taking a shower or bath in your dream, this could indicate a problem that overshadows you in waking life.
If you are washing your hair, this is connected to your emotions, and if you are washing your genitals, there may be some kind of sexual adventure in waking life that you are ashamed of. You could also be worried about sexually transmitted diseases.
If you are cleaning your home, this could suggest that you want to get more organized in your waking life, but before you can do that you need to dispose of dirt or dust; this may refer to ways of thinking or responding that are clouding your judgments in waking life.
If you were watching a washing machine in your dream, this is a reference to your daily routine and the boredom you feel.
If you are trapped in the washing machine, you feel stifled by your daily routine; it will therefore be important to make changes in daily life as soon as possible.... The Element Encyclopedia
Fear of life, resignation and giving up. This symbol may refer to ancestors or to burial. What have you been burying? Or what is it that you should bury? Or should you unearth something? Also see Death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
As the entry on spring suggests, the dreamer is cleaning out old ideas and may actually be physically preparing themselves for new business, relationships, and new beginnings in their life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream about spring-cleaning is probably inviting you to make a new beginning, start a new life, by getting rid of old muck and rubbish: negative habits and attitudes, energy-consuming anxiety’, a sadomasochistic guilt-complex, etc.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Feelings or insights about death; fears we face when beginning the meeting with contents of our own unconscious, unconscious family influences. Bodies in tomb: our own potential; aspects of self which died’ in the past, or were buried, perhaps by the immediate needs of bringing up children, or some other aspect of outer life. Trapped in tomb: illustrates a withdrawn or autistic aspect of self—a part trapped by fears or pain; how we bury our living potential by withdrawing from difficulty, pain, or life. See grave; cemetery. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Going into a tomb suggests going down into the darker parts of our own personality. We may be fearful to begin with, but later more at ease. Finding ourselves in a tomb suggests we arc ready to face our fears of death and dying.
2- If we are trapped in a tomb in a dream we may be trapped by- fear, pain or old outdated attitudes in our waking life.
If there arc bodies in the tomb, these arc usually parts of ourselves we have either not developed or have killed off.
If one of those bodies comes alive, the attention we have given to that aspect of our personality has been sufficient to resurrect it.
3- Spiritually we may feel that we have entered into a world that is all at once mysterious and dark dark in the sense of wanting to see the light. Although we fear it, we are also cxcitcd.
It is worth remembering that we are not trapped, but in a brief state of panic which can be overcome by belief.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An emblem of rebirth, especially if empty. Besides the Christian stories of Christ’s victor \ r over death, the ancient Celts buried people in tombs to await their next existence.
Is something inside the tomb? If so, consider what it represents of yourself that you may
have buried or recentlv uncovered.
Tombs can also represent the collective past of humankind and our link with archetypal ancestors. Have you honored this connection in some manner recendy? If not, this dream may be calling you to a figurative graveyard visit where you can explore your past as a member of humanity.
The portions of the self, the suhconscious , or the Collective Unconscious that have heen ignored so long as to be figuratively dead and buried.
An alternative womb emblem if rounded in shape.... The Language of Dreams
Spiritually we may feel that we have entered into a world that is all at once mysterious and dark – dark in the sense of the light being obscured. Although we perhaps fear this darkness, we are also excited.
It is worth remembering that we are not trapped, but in a brief state of panic which can be overcome by belief.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we are trapped in a tomb in a dream we may be trapped by fear, pain or old outdated attitudes in our waking life.
If there are bodies in the tomb, these are usually parts of ourselves we have either not developed or have killed off.
If one of those bodies comes alive, the attention we have given to that aspect of our personality has been sufficient to resurrect it, and a little thought will allow us to identify it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Going into a tomb suggests going down into the darker parts of our own personality. We may be fearful to begin with, but later more at ease. Finding ourselves in a tomb suggests we are ready to face our intrinsic fears of death and dying.
A sarcophagus is similar to a tomb, but is much more of a memorial, marking how important the occupant is or was.
To dream of such an edifice is to recognize the importance of death and the rites of passage associated with it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) A tomb may symbolize death, literal or figurative. See also Dead / Death.
(2) It may symbolize (death and) rebirth, literal or metaphorical (e.g. a new lease of life, or a new quality of life). (In traditional - e.g. Celtic - religion a burial mound was the Earth Mother’s womb: the tomb was the womb, and death was only the prelude to rebirth.)
(3) If the tomb is womb-shaped, the dream may express a desire to return to the womb. (For ‘death-instinct5)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Something inside you has died and you should find out what it stands for and why it has appeared in the subconscious. Also, this dream invites you to reflect over a terminal state, about what it means for your mortality.
If it repeats a lot, it could be an indication of neurosis. Assuming that you see your own body in the tomb, it means that you are restructuring your life. Generally, the dream foretells a profound change in your existence.
Superstition says that you experienced a loss, but not necessarily death. Maybe you are dying spiritually and you will later be reborn. The celtic people considered cemeteries the uterus of Mother Earth, and that in them new spiritual life is born. Other interpretations claim that this dream foretells deception, and, curiously, news about a marriage.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A dream of contrary signifying that fortunate influences are working in your favor, unless you dreamed of being locked in one, in which case a medical checkup would be advisable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of a tomboy signifies that that you are getting in touch with and celebrating your young boy energy. Perhaps this dream is giving you the message to give yourself the freedom to take some risks, to be wild and adventurous and to remember that it is ok to make a mistake and skin your knees. See Boy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are walking among Tombs foretells marriages; to dream that you are ordering your own Tomb denotes that you will shortly be married; but to see that Tomb fall into ruins denotes sickness and trouble to your family.
To dream that you, with another person, are admiring Tombs, denotes your future partner to be very suitable for you.
To dream you are inspecting the Tombs of the illustrious dead denotes your speedy advancement to honour and wealth.... Mystic Dream Book
This dream indicates the person’s insecurity about their future. It expresses a desire to find transcendental answers. You do not know where your life is going and you want to know. You are in a crisis of identity. However, this dream is positive because it indicates that you are maturing.
analysis of a dream
Julio dreamed: “I dreamt that my tongue itched a lot and I could not alleviate it. I tried to scratch it with my teeth but the taste buds, which were like enormous pink pimples, popped in my mouth, leaving a horrible bitter taste. I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see it so purple. It was a very stressful dream that left a bad taste in my mouth when I woke up.”
The tongue is strongly associated with the act of speaking. In Julio’s case, the dream was a warning for him to stop lying. At the time of the dream, Julio had problems with some friends because of his tendency to lie and talk badly about them. His unconscious was warning him of the “dirtiness” of his tongue and that he should solve it as soon as possible. The bad taste in his mouth is a reflection of the problems his attitude could cause.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A tombstone marks a place where someone is buried. In the world of dreams, the death of a person is usually a sign that some way of being in the world is no longer serving you and needs to be sacrificed in order for growth and expansion to occur.
A tombstone indicates a need or desire to stay somewhat connected to that part of your psyche. For more layers of an interpretation, consider who the tombstone is representing; whoever the person is, it is the qualities that he or she possesses that have been released.
The tombstone indicates that the process has already occurred.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the name of someone you know appears on a dream tombstone, ask yourself which characteristics you associate with that person and whether or not you should eradicate or change (kill) these characteristics in yourself.
If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.
If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.
If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.
If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.
If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you. See also NIGHTMARES... The Element Encyclopedia