Achilles, like others before and after him, is the archetypal hero with a fatal flaw. In his case, this flaw is his uncontrollable rage that has its physical counterpart in his heel, the one vulnerable part of his body. In dreams, powerful figures with a debilitating weakness—such as the corrupt businessman, the crooked policeman or the boss with weakness for alcohol—may warn us against complacency and a false sense of security.... The Element Encyclopedia
Freud considered dreams of climbing to represent a longing for sexual fulfillment. Other dream researchers believe climbing dreams suggest moving steadily towards your goals. What you climb signifies the scale of the task you have set yourself, whilst reaching the top signifies the height of your aspirations. Did you reach the top, or have you lost sight of your target?... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of climbing up a hill or mountain and reaching the top, you will overcome the most formidable obstacles between you and a prosperous future; but if you should fail to reach the top, your dearest plans will suffer being wrecked.
To climb a ladder to the last rung, you will succeed in business; but if the ladder breaks, you will be plunged into unexpected straits, and accidents may happen to you.
To see yourself climbing the side of a house in some mysterious way in a dream, and to have a window suddenly open to let you in, foretells that you will make or have made extraordinary ventures against the approbation of friends, but success will eventually crown your efforts, though there will be times when despair will almost enshroud you. See Ascend Hill and Mountain. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Process to reach a goal. Going upward, or ascending, is always a positive dream symbol. Whether you are struggling on a difficult rope or ladder or walking up an easy slope, this dream suggests that you are moving in the right direction.
If the climb in your dream is extremely difficult, it may be pointing to some obstacles that you need to overcome before reaching your goals. Consider all of the details in your dream, and if you recently completed a difficult task, achieved a goal (e.g. graduating), this dream may be reflective in nature. See also: Cliff ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
You have high ambitions, but the path is often dangerous and difficult, in contrast to walking uphill, where you also want to advance, but the path usually is not difficult or dangerous. See Career, Ladder, Stairs.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Climbing a ladder in a dream may reflect an upward movement in your career. Climbing a mountain may reflect your desire for spiritual truth and understanding. Climbing a rocky incline may represent overcoming some huge obstacle in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Dreaming about effortlessly climbing a ladder, stairs, or a hill means a successful conclusion of a project.
If the climb takes a lot of effort or is difficult: many problems need to be overcome before you are rewarded for your efforts. Climbing a high mountain: difficult obligations in your life have to be concluded. In the case of men, this dream symbol often indicates fear of sexual dysfunction. Climbing a steep mountain with your intimate partner: you desire sexual climax.
Depth Psychology: This dream symbol is always seen as a form of spiritual renewal.
If the dream has sexual connotations: you are longing to reach orgasm.
The dream could also raise such questions as: are you climbing the social ladder? Do you find the climb difficult? What else do you see on your climb? See Mountain, Rock.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is a sign of business prosperity to find yourself Climbing, unless the effort proves too great for your strength. Still, even then it shows some sort of good fortune, though combined with difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book
(1) Climbing may be a symbol of ambition or success. Does the climbing fill you with fear; or do you feel giddy when you reach the top? If so, this may symbolize a fear (unconscious) of ‘coming a cropper’. Perhaps you need to sort out an inferiority complex. On the other hand, the dream may be a warning. There is such a thing as climbing too high. ‘Pride comes before a fall.’
(2) Are you climbing (a tree, for instance) to escape from a fierce animal or to save yourself from a river in flood? This would symbolize an attempt to escape from some emotion, some inner disturbance; or from some external situation - at home or at work.
(3) Climbing a mountain may give you a panoramic view. This might mean that you desire - or need - a more detached view of yourself or your situation; that you need to get things in proportion; or that you need to lift yourself above mere material values.
(4) On the other hand, climbing a mountain may be a form of escapism, and the mountain an ivory tower where the world and your problems (external or inner) can be left behind. Needless to say, anxiety, resentment, inner conflict can never be left behind; not, at any rate, until you face them and talk things out with them. Otherwise, wherever you are, they are. (For ‘talking things out’)
(5) Climbing a wall, particularly if it has jutting-out bricks or stones that you can take hold of, may (Freud would say must) represent, for a male dreamer, sexual intercourse. The protuberances are symbols of female buttocks and breasts.
On the other hand, it may express (a need for) liberation - for example, from irrational or neurotic constraints; from a habit of selfdenigration; or from a state of morbid withdrawal from life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
You are looking to grow and expand in your life and are expending a great deal of effort to this end.
A climb is the effort that must be expended to reach a particular goal. All goals require effort; many can involve struggle. As you identify what struggle in your life might be represented by the climb, the feelings and images in the dream can inform how you are approaching the current challenge in your life.
A dramatic shift is akin to embarking on a journey of some kind, whether it is emotional, financial, spiritual, or dealing with a health challenge. It may show up in a dream as a climb as your psyche tries to show you that you have the resources to make it to the top, despite the fear or intensity of the effort involved. By the same token, the dream may be telling you that you may be overemphasizing the struggles in your life and that you are applying more effort than is required.
If this is the case, consider the lack of balance between effort and expectations you are currently experiencing. Your job is to define the journey and find the balance between intent and effort. This way, the ascent to your destination can be met with joy and enthusiasm.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Climbing up a rope, a ladder, or the side of something often reveals a struggle to overcome obstacles or having just recently overcome them. Mountains may also be a form of obstacle (e.g., “a mountain of work,” making a “mountain out of a molehill.”) Climbing also indicates rising with respect to social, economic, or artistic pursuits and intellectual and spiritual growth.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams of climbing stairs, hills or mountains reflect on your ambitions and your ability to face up to challenges in daily life. Were you climbing with ease or difficulty? See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS.... The Element Encyclopedia
This indicates a harder, and perhaps longer, challenge that you anticipated. Did you experience an uphill struggle in your dreams? If you did, how did you tackle it? Did you see the top of the hill, or did you keep your head down, suggesting that you may have lost sight of your goals. Were you climbing the hill with anyone? Did they help or hinder you?... The Element Encyclopedia
This could signify a corporate or social ladder, with each rung indicating promotion or another step towards social elevation. Alternatively, the ladder could be interpreted as a phallic symbol representing the so-called masculine qualities of power, drive and ambition that you need to adopt if you want to get to the top. The dream oracles say that to climb a ladder to the last rung means you will succeed in business.... The Element Encyclopedia
This represents the ultimate challenge of endurance, skill, strength and stamina. Were you equal to the task? Did you tackle it bravely, or with feelings of dread and anxiety?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that in front of you there is a wall you need to climb over to get to where you want to be, this suggests obstacles you may encounter in life that you need to overcome before you attain success.... The Element Encyclopedia
A staircase allows you to move from one place to a destination that is located above or below you. Stairs are symbolic of your ability to raise your consciousness to a higher plane or explore deeper territory beneath you. Any set of stairs or steps in a dream is an indication of examining a higher or lower level of your psyche, depending on which direction you are moving.
If the stairs are in a home, it is your sense of self that is being examined. Social issues and how you operate in the world are connected to a stairway that is located in a building or public place. Moving upward could indicate an increase in awareness and a readiness to elevate your thought process. Moving downward might connect to reexamining your past or considering something more deeply.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
You have great ambition, but are you climbing with confidence or with fear? Your unconscious may be reminding you not to become egotistical and climb too high, as other people despise arrogance and may try to knock you down. A meteoric rise to fame is not as easily sustained as a gradual and well-planned move to prominence. Be cautious, and take one step at a time.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person sees himself entering an unknown house and climbing the upper protions of the house, it means he will marry some woman who will be a means of prosperity for him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a difficulty are venting dreams that are assisting you in releasing your resistance to the challenges in your life. As with every life challenge, if you chose to grow through it you will be made stronger, brighter, better and wiser.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams in which you are struggling to climb an unknown mountain or cliff, fighting your way through snow and ice, wading through a bog, or lost and wandering alone in a forest or jungle apply to a number of difficulties you may be encountering in your waking life. In most instances, such dreams only occur when you have tried to solve a problem and all your options seem to have been exhausted. Such a dream may be reflecting your reallife difficulties and the emotional or mental struggles you are facing.
If you are prone to such dreams, you might want to try asking your dreaming mind to show you a way off the mountain or out of the jungle, forest or bog just before you go to sleep. Your dream may respond by offering you another dream scenario that may contain symbolic clues to help you solve your waking problem.
Any problem, obstacle or irritation you face in dreamland, such as being unable to find a pen when you need one, light bulbs suddenly going out, being unable to pick something up, trying and failing to start a car or put up a deckchair or assemble a pushchair can suggest a problem in waking life that you are finding difficult to resolve. Your dreaming mind has thousands upon thousands of symbolic disguises to draw upon, so whenever things don’t go smoothly in dreamland, the chances are this indicates situations in waking life that you are struggling to resolve.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of moving downward, or going down a hill, this suggests that you have made a wrong decision or are headed toward the wrong direction in life. Consider how you could change yourself, or your situation, to point yourself in a more positive direction. Also see “Falling”... My Dream Interpretation
In a dream, a feverish chill represents a woman with leadership quality who serves people and from whose contributions, or through her,one will earn his money. What may develop because of a feverish chill in the dream will be her share in wakefulness.
(Elevation) In a dream, a hill represents a powerful and a dangerous person. Any construction surrounding such a hill represents one’s wealth. Ifone sees a flat land adjacent to a discarded high ground or a hill in a dream, such a hill represents a rich man whose wealth compares to the size of the surrounding property.
A valley of green pasture surrounding a hill in the dream represents his strength, justice in method of dealing with others, or it could mean religious devotion. Following that line of thoughts, it also means rising in rank at the hand of a powerful person. Crossing hills in a dream means escaping from danger. Standing on top of a hill in a dream means presiding over a religious person. Descending a hill or an elevation in a dream represents losses, migraine headache, or humiliation. Imprisonment on the top of a hill in a dream means a high rankingjob. Ifthe elevation is made of trash in a dream, it means worldly and material status.
An elevation in a dream also represents one’s wife.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of climbing a steep hill and reaching the top, difficulties overcome; to fail to reach the top, disappointment; green hills in the distance, hope, promise (Artemidorus). ... The Fabric of Dream
Example: 41 am riding through thick fog. I feel I should turn back. But then I see a pale golden white glow and know that if I continue to the top of the hill I will emerge from the fog into a most beautiful place’ (C B). As in this example, a hill gives a clear view of our situation; our achievement; something we have made an effort to attain; expanded awareness. Going uphill: difficulties; hard work or effort; the first half of our life; or life itself if it feels like an uphill struggle. Goin^ downhill: feeling as if circumstances are pushing you; feeling you might lose, or have lost, control; the second half of your life, or old age.
Also hill or hills sometimes represent breasts or the belly.
A hole at the bottom of a hill: especially if surrounded by shrubs, depicts the vagina. Green sunny hillside: feeling whole; a sense of heaven. See mountain; high; descending; last example in flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a hill represent that you are dealing with the ups and downs of life, and struggling with a minor obstacle to overcome. You are realizing that this challenge will make you stronger, smarter and more resourceful. See Mountain.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be climbing a hill in the company of others often indicates that we have a common goal, that a journey we possibly thought was ours alone is actually connected with other people. We can use their knowledge and comradeship to enable us to reach where we are the best we can be.
To dream that we are going downhill would indicate we feel that circumstances are pushing us in a certain direction. We may be moving from a level of attainment and now feel that – with relaxation of effort – we are not so much in control of our own abilities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To be on top of a hill in dreams – and therefore high up – indicates that we have become aware of our own expanded perception. We have made an effort to achieve something and are able to survey the results of what we have done, to assess the effect on our environment and the people around us. We have achieved those things that we previously thought impossible and are able to undertake further tasks in the light of the knowledge we have attained.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you climb a hill in your dream, you will succeed in a social situation.
If you are unable to climb a hill, someone expects you to do something you’re not ready for.
To dream of rolling down a hill suggests that if you maintain your sense of optimism in the face of difficulties, you will find a creative way to succeed, even if failure seems certain.... My Dream Interpretation
Elevation allows you to see your surroundings more clearly.
If you are climbing a hill with enthusiasm it means you are improving your professional or social situation. In contrast, it can also be an obstacle to be overcome in real life. Depending on what it takes to climb the hill, it means abundance or scarcity of resources that you have to attain your purposes.
In this case, popular superstitions are in agreement with the psychological interpretation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Life is feeling more effortful now. Land is consciousness, and if your journey takes you up a hill, you are feeling the challenges of things weighing you down or making your journey more arduous.
The height of a hill will correlate with the amount of stress you are feeling.
A hill in a dream may also represent the challenges you face that are exhilarating and will result in some sort of payoff, for as you reach the top of the hill, you will have the benefit of both the view and the trip down.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As a powerful first lady, noble and loyal, she emerges as the goddess Hera who values the institution of mamage above any other attribute of feminine concern. Whether slit: admits it or not, Mrs. Clinton’s motto is “Stand by youi man.’’ She might arrive to comment on your loyalty to a relationship despite infidelity, embarrassment, and betrayal.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
It indicates the goals the dreamer has set for herself. Getting to the hilltop is a sign of feeling confident and satisfied with your achievements. To see it from the bottom represents the effort you need to do in order to get to the top. Falling from a hilltop may be warning against the dreamer’s unpreparedness to begin the course; or, the dreamer’s fear of both the failure and success of her company.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Scaling the side of a mountain can represent the hard upward climb to your spintual center. Climbing a mountain may also point to a peak spintual experience, or be a signal of a difficult climb to the top professionally Mountain climbing indicates a portal into the Upper World, where you can receive spintual light and truth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you are climbing a steep rock, whether indoors or outdoors, signifies struggles and obstacles in your path. However, it also suggests that you have the determination and ambition to overcome your problems, if you stay focused.... My Dream Interpretation
In this kind of dream you are climbing or driving up a steep incline. Progress is slow, and it seems to take more than you or your engine can handle. You may even wonder why you took this particular route. From a psychological point of view, the uphill struggle represents a challenge you are dealing with right now that feels like it is too much. You hadn’t expected it to be so tough. The overworked junior doctor, the programer who must create complicated software within a week, the busy mum of newborn twins—all may have this dream. The steepness of the incline is an indication of how difficult the challenge feels to you. The only way to reach the top is to pace yourself, so perhaps this dream is suggesting that you take better care of yourself and get plenty of rest. To put this advice into practice will improve your odds of success, and taking things one step at a time will make the process seem less overwhelming.... The Element Encyclopedia
Climbing an uphill path may represent having to exert effort to attain your immediate or long-term goals. It may also mean that you arc steadily climbing in status in your profession through consistent achievement.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are walking or driving uphill, then you are surmounting your challenges a step at a time, and doing what it takes to make progress in your life. You may venting out or releasing your frustration, stress and resistance to life being more difficult than you bargained for, or for things taking longer than you expected. See Mountain.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This is symbolic of exertion in your current life’s journey. Any path in a dream, such as a road, trail, or walkway, connects to your journey through life.
The degree of inclination is key to understanding how your unconscious is experiencing the current level of stress involved. This should be applied literally to the interpretation of how you are experiencing some life experience. While going uphill can be exhausting and debilitating, a modicum of exertion can also be very stimulating and the accomplishment of the climb can be very satisfying.
If you are debilitated in life in some way, challenged movement in your dream could be an expression of frustration with your limitations.
If the uphill journey in your dream stops your ability to move at all, you may be working out feelings of inadequacy and may be shut down in the face of a life challenge.
If there is a view at the top of the hill, you may be looking at the motivating forces that underlie your current choices.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams