137 dream symbols found for this dream.
To dream that you are eating baby food means that you are being required to review some item that you’re already quite familiar with.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Also see Porridge)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is an indication of stable relationships and firm commitments.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A can may also point to contained emotions. Finally, it may warn that you could be fired from your employment, as in “getting canned.” (See Can opener.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: Canned food is a symbol of laziness or timidity that makes you hold onto old habits or relationships, which in reality are only holding you back. You are living “out of a can”!... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of eating cat food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Chewing gum; Chewing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The dream reveals your need to make certain matters in your life easier or more palatable (experiences, disappointments, insights), allowing you to adapt better to responsibilities and demands. You will do so if the meal you are cooking in the dream turns out well.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there is discord or a lack of cheerfulness you may expect harassing and disappointing events to happen. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the food is well cooked in the dream, then it means money and profits. Cooking raw meat in a dream and finding it hard to cook means getting involved in something that will not mature. Otherwise, if it does cook, and ifone can eat from it in the dream, then it means success. Cooking mutton in a dream means living an honorable life, being generous and earning lawful money.
If one cooks beef in his dream, it means living a comfortable life using the labor of tradesmen. Ifone sees himself cooking lion’s meat in a dream, it means that he will rise to leadership over unjust people, though one will have to maintain his vigilance and live in constant fear.
If one sees himself cooking dog’s meat in a dream, it means that he will manage a lowly job.
If he cooks the fat with it in a dream, it means that he will earn unlawful money. Otherwise, without the fat, it means that he will perform a lowly job and remains poor and deprived.
If one sees himself cooking a bird in a dream, it means governing or managing a business or earning lawful money from associating with rich and noble people.
If one cooks his meal with vulture’s meat in a dream, it means governing or trading with non-intelligent or heedless people and earning unlawful money.
(Also see Pot; Stew)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- To be able to move forward in our lives we may need to blend ccrtain parts of our existence in new and original ways in order to succeed.
Dreaming of cooking highlights this. We may need to nurture a new ability.
3- Cooking can symbolise creativity. There is a delightful fable which tells how God baked the various ethnic races into being.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you have difficulties cooking means that you need to stop exerting so much energy getting people to accept you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A man’s dream may be a way of refocusing on a creative problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a promise of material comforts in the near future.
A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.... My Dream Interpretation
If you do not serve enough food, frustration, incompletion of responsibilities.
If nobody is happy in the dream, disappointing events are to be expected, often in connection with a loved one.
To see food cooking, avoid gossip.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If food is burned it means that despite your good will, you still have a lot to learn. Cooking also symbolizes the desire to transform the harsh reality into something more “edible.” On the other hand, if you dream of cooking for others, it can denote your intention to influence them. Maybe you want people to think something in particular or make them dependants from your care.
It is said that this dream portends multiple visits of your friends in the future. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If someone else was cooking for you or helping you in the kitchen, you may regard this person as a source of emotional support. A cookbook denotes the many opportunities and ways you can use to reach your goals. To dream of a cookery school represents a means of becoming aware of the many ways you can offer your help and support to others in life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Nurturing, love, or devotion to family.
Creating or creativity.
A process or project.
What’s going on or what’s current (as in “What’s cooking?”).
The idea of heat, hot, or burning (literally or figuratively).
See also: Making or Building; Meal; Food; Cooking Vessel; Stove; Hot; Warm; Mixing; Eating; Fire; Fireplace... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
For a young woman to dream of using a cooking stove, foretells she will be too hasty in showing her appreciation of the attention of some person and thereby lose a closer friendship. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Starting something or “stirring things up.” An environment for creating or preparing.
See also: Container; Dish; Cooking... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
(Also see Food)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of eating dog food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... My Dream Interpretation
The Poseidia Institute of Virginia Beach, Va., have run a number of group ‘mutual dreaming’ experiments. Although the Institute suggests very positive results, a critical survey of the dreams and reports reveals a lack of hard evidence. Like other areas of ESP dreaming, it can seldom ever be willed. But the dreams did show themes related to problems regarding intimate meeting. Also, some of the dreams were directly about the goal of dream meeting, as in the following example.
Example: ‘I find the group of people I am looking for. There were maybe six or more people. They were asleep on mattresses except for two or three. These were awake and waiting for me, and wearing small pointed hats such as Tibetan Lamas wear. In the dream I realised this meant they had achieved sufficient inner growth to remain awake in sleep. We started to communicate and were going to wake the others’ (Tom C). See dream as a meeting place.
the dream as extended perception Even everyday mental functions such as thought and memory occur largely unconsciously. During sleep, perhaps because we surrender our volition, what is left of self awareness enters the realm where the nine-tenths of the iceberg of our mind is active. In this realm faculties can function which on waking seem unobtainable.
1- Extending awareness to a point distant from the body, to witness events confirmed by other people. This is often called out of body experience (OBE), but some of these experiences suggest the nature of consciousness and time may not be dualistic (having to be either here or there). See out of body experience.
2-Being aware of the death or danger of a member of family. Kinship and love seem to be major factors in the way the unconscious functions. See dead people dreams.
3-Seeing into the workings of the body and diagnosing an illness before it becomes apparent to waking observation. Dr Vasali Kasatkin and Professor Medard Boss have specialised in the study of such dreams. In a recent dream told to me, a man looked back into a bedroom and saw a piece of the wall fall away. Waves of water gushed from a main pipe.
The dreamer struggled to hold back the piece of broken pipe. Within two weeks his colon burst and he had to have a major operation. See meditation.
4-Access to a computer-like ability to son through a massive store of information and experience to solve problems. These dreams are often confused with precognitive ability. Prediction does occur from these dreams, but it arises, as with weather prediction, from a massive gathering of information, most of which we have forgotten consciously. Monon Schatzman, in a New Scientist anicle, showed how subjects can produce answers to complex mathematical problems in their dreams. See dream process as computer; creativity and problem solving in dreams.
5-Tapping a collective mind which stores all experience, and is sensed as godlike or holy. See dream as spiritual guide.
It seems likely that before the development of speech the human animal communicated largely through body language. Some dreams suggest we still have this ability to read a person’s health, sexual situation, intentions and even their past, through body shape, posture and tiny movements. See postures, movement and body language.
See Cayce, Edgar; collective unconscious; wife under family. See also hallucinations. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. Fortune in love affairs (feeding others).
3. Repressed sexual desire (eating). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If food is served on a forbidden golden or silver platter in the dream, it represents unlawful money, extensive debts, eating and chewing one’s food with desire and gluttony. Swallowing what one is chewingmeans debts or collectors demanding their money. Eating with the right hand in a dream means success. Eating with the left hand in a dream means falling in the trap of one’s enemy and displeasing one’s friends. Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream means good abstinence and trusting in God Almighty as one’s sole sustainer, Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream also can be interpreted as a sickness or inability to eat with one’s own hand. Eating sweets in a dream means solving a problem through kindness. Ifthe food is greasy in the dream, it means that one’s problem is a lasting one. Sour food in a dream means steadfastness. Sour food in one’s mouth in a dream also means pain and sufferings. Yellow food in a dream means sickness, except for fowl’s meat. Drinking food the way one drinks liquids in a dream means increase in one’s earnings. Eating at a wedding in a dream means glad tidings. Eating at a reception after a funeral in a dream means distress and sorrow. Any food that has a long shelf life in a dream means profits and continuous benefits. Meat, eggplant, squash or the like food in a dream represent temporary benefit or seasonal earnings. Eating at the tables of royalties or rich people in a dream means rising in rank, or renewing the mandate of one’s office. Eating squash in a dream also means guidance, following the true religious precepts, or it could mean vigilance. Eating food from the table of people of knowledge in a dream means acquiring knowledge, guidance, wisdom and blessings. Eating food from the plate of a policeman or a soldier in a dream means committing adultery or receivingmoney from an unlawful source. Eating the food of poor people or pious ones in a dream means repentance from sin or receiving guidance. Eating the food of nomads or bedouins in a dream means travels, rising in station or changes in one’s conditions. Eating a meal that is cooked with meat in a dream means richness for a poor person. Eating a meal that is cooked without meat in a dream also may mean poverty, or it could mean devotion.
If one’s meal turns into something better in the dream, it means advancement in one’s spiritual life.
If one’s food turns bitter or sour in the dream, itmeans changing a spouse or ajob. Ifone cookes a tasty meal in a dream, it means attaining a high ranking job, or it could mean prospering after suffering from a painful poverty. Ifsomeone else cooks one’s meal in the dream, it means dealing with a treachrous person and in this case, it means that one should fear for his life or about doing business with him, or it could mean that he may receive a helping hand in doing his job.
If one eats an unbearably hot food in a dream, it means adversities. Ifone finds his mouth filled with food, and if there is still a cavity for more food in the dream, it means confusion, or it could represent the balance of his life in this world.
If one manages to grind and swallow the food in his mouth in a dream, it means that he will overcome his difficulties. Receiving a sour or a bitter tasting food from someone in a dream means hearing harsh words, and the same interpretation is given if one offers someone sour or bitter food in a dream.
If he eats it, then it means sorrow, sadness and distress.
If one finds himself eating it patiently and thanks God Almighty for it in the dream, it means that he will escape from such dangers.
(Also see Chewing food; Guest; Hospitality; Swallowing; Table)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a “compensatory” function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Nourishment for body and soul.
The kind of food you see is urgently needed for your soul.
For instance, dreaming about Meat refers to drives and animalistic needs. Chocolate, on the other hand, or other sweets suggest being more open to love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is something we might take or arc taking into ourselves. Frequent dreams about eating suggest a great hunger for something.
2- Our need or enjoyment of food fulfils certain psychological needs.
The meanings of various foods are as follows; Bread We are looking at our experiences and our basic needs. Cake This signifies sensual enjoyment. Fruits Represent in dream form the fruits of our experience or effort, and the potential for prosperity. “I”he colour can also be significant (see Colour). Ham/Cured Meat Our need for preservation is represented by cured meats. Meals Depending on whether we are eating alone or in a group, meals can indicate acceptance and sociability. Meat Physical or worldly satisfaction or needs are shown often in dreams as meat. Raw meat can supposedly signify impending misfortune. Milk As a basic food, milk will always signify baby needs and giving to oneself. Onion The different lavers of oneself arc often shown as an onion (also see individual entry). Sweets These tend to represent sensual pleasure. Vegetables Vegetables represent our basic needs and material satisfaction. They also suggest the goodness we can take from the Earth and situations around us.
The colour may also be important (See Colour).
3- Spiritual Sustenance.
Also see Eating and Nourishment
... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Too little food is a forerunner of distress.
Too much food is an omen of sensual pleasures.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream that you are hoarding food suggests anxiety from not having enough. You don’t have faith in what you already have.
To dream about eating stale food indicates that you are out of energy emotionally. You need to be recharged and energized.
To dream about eating bad-tasting food suggests that there is something within your psyche that is bitter or resentful.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are cooking, you’re you the one giving the nourishment.
If you are eating the food, you are receiving the nourishment, energy, stimulation, praise, acknowledgment, and influence. Every type of food represents a specific type of support for your body, mind and soul. See Cook, Chef, Vegetables, Meat, Potato, Starches, Dessert Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Bread.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is something we might take or are taking into ourselves. Frequent dreams about eating suggest a great hunger for something, not necessarily food. Food that is mouldy suggests that we are seeking sustenance in the wrong fashion or from the wrong direction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the food was fresh and crisp, then good things will be coming in profusion, but if some or all of it was spoiled, there will be setbacks, although in the end all will be well. Buying food represents domestic happiness; selling food indicates business advancement. Tasting food, however, while it’s still a positive omen, represents minor steps towards prosperity.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.
If you dream of being chased or eaten by food items, you are trying to avoid a situation in real life that involves strong emotions.
To dream about rotten or spoiled food suggests that you are feeling sluggish and emotionally drained. You may also be regretting missed opportunities for growth and pleasure.
To dream that you are serving food represents catering to the demands of others. You may feel that you are doing a lot for somebody, and not getting much in return.
To dream that somebody is serving you food symbolizes that you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends and loved ones. Also see “Eating”, “Food Fight”, “Frozen Food” and “Junk Food”.... My Dream Interpretation
• Positive: To dream or have a vision of being fed speaks of the Lord providing your needs. This may speak of a spiritual or physical need. Consider Elijah after he felt weak in the desert who was fed by an angel.
• 1 Kings 19: 6 And he looked, and, behold, [there was] a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he ate and drank, and laid himself down again • 7 And the angel of the LORD [Yahweh] came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise [and] eat; because the journey [is] too great for you.
• This is a beautiful picture of the grace and provision of the Lord. When you come to those places in your life where you feel alone and weary, He will come and sustain you.
• To dream of being fed means that the Lord is going to revive you again. He is going to restore the strength to you that the enemy has stolen and He is going to make you fit for the rest of your journey.
• After Elijah had eaten this food, the scripture says that he continued on 40 days and nights without any food again! It does not take a lot to revive your spirit. Simply some time in His presence and you can keep going.
• It does not take a lot for the Lord to move His hand on your behalf. Just one move and all of your needs can be taken care of.
Negative: Naturally rotten food speaks of not taking advantage of the blessing that God has for you. It also speaks of a curse of theft prevalent in your life.
• In the days of receiving manna, if the children of Israel gathered too much or did not eat what they gathered it went rotten. In the same way, the opportunities and blessings God gives you are for now. Take hold of them • Lack of food speaks of not feeding your spirit or of not walking in the blessing of the Lord.
The Word promises us that God will provide all our needs.
To not have these needs met means that the enemy is stealing from you.
See also: Bake, Bread, Cake, Fruit, Meat, Milk.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
Selling food is a dream of contrary and signifies a stroke of money luck; buying food predicts a happy family celebration, but tasting food indicates a minor loss of money or persona] property.
See also under separate items of food.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Since the Greeks, dreaming of food has had sexual connotations. Throughout history, juicy peaches and other fruits have been linked to lewd and lascivious behavior; pomegranates, with fertility; apple, with the expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise; and bread, with restrained and reproduction-oriented sexuality. On the other hand, many cultures still believe that dreaming of eating meat involves acquiring the spiritual features of that animal.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you exert rigid control over your eating in life, then you must consider food through the lens of control.
If you abandon all discipline in the face of eating, you must consider food through the lens of indulgence. As this is a continuum, place yourself anywhere on the scale between these two extremes.
If you are eating in the dream, combine the quality of that experience with your waking perspective. For control, eating might suggest that more nurturance is needed in some area of your life.
If indulgent, you may be getting a warning of a need for discipline or a hidden impulse to stuff feelings that need expression.
If you are having dream-hunger, then the control perspective could point to the impact that some exertion of limitation or lack in your life is having. In what ways are you starving?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A quality you associated with the type of food (peanut butter as basic, caviar as extravagant, etc.).
A quality associated with the food’s shape (a sandwich representing feeling “sandwiched” between two people in a conflict).
A quality associated with the food’s texture (a banana representing someone who seems “slippery”).
A characteristic associated with the food in traditional culture, such as a particular occasion, setting, time frame, or ethnicity (eggnog representing winter holidays).
The time of day the food is typically eaten (pancakes representing the morning).
For more clues, consider the context, who’s eating the food, when and why, its characteristics, and what comes to mind when you think of that type of food.
See also: Meal; Eating; Chewing; Tasting; Biting; Cooking; Feeding; Bread; Dessert; Spice; Absorbing... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
In some cases, dreams that focus on food and drink may arise out of nocturnal hunger or thirst but, more often than not, such dreams provide symbols that refer to other appetites; these could be, for example, our desire for spiritual, emotional and intellectual nourishment, or for sensory or sexual gratification. For Freud, food represented sexuality because he considered the mouth to be the primary erogenous zone. Most dream analysts, however, follow Jung’s lead and suggest that dream food represents the qualities you are taking in, or need to take in, to yourself for personal, emotional and spiritual development. In other words, the dream is trying to compensate for your feeling of being malnourished in some aspect of your waking life and it could be pointing to a physical, intellectual, spiritual or emotional source for this hunger.
Dreams of being thirsty, drinking or drunk, cooking, comfort eating or dining out, fasting or gorging can send you powerful messages about your current state of psychological well-being.
If a specific food was highlighted in your dream, this might also be significant; different types of food can mean different things. As always when interpreting dream images, it is important to examine what your personal associations with that food are first.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a traveller sees himself carrying a food basket in a dream, it means that he will take a positive look at things, or that he will walk a step forward that will bring benefits to him and to his family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Food)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also: Joining; Attached; Joint; Repairing; Rejoining; Reuniting; Mixing; Meeting Someone; Cooperating; Next To; Tight... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
For a woman to dream that her kitchen is clear. and orderly, foretells she will become the mistress of interesting fortunes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Place of fulﬁllment and pleasure.
3. Need for more serious approach in meeting situations or problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Ladle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The kitchen is the heart of the house.
For most families, the kitchen is a place of warmth and nourishment (emotional as well as physical). Examine the conditions of your dream kitchen and you may become aware of some emotional needs and feelings toward yourself and others. See also; House... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is the place from which we go out into the world and to which we return. In dreams, the kitchen can often represent the mother, or rather, the mothering function.
It is the place which is usually busiest and therefore the place where many relationships are cemented, and where many exchanges take place.
2- The kitchen is a place of creation, and usually of warmth and comfort. It has therefore come to represent the nurturing aspect of woman.
3- There are folk tales in most cultures to do with the kitchen, and spiritually it represents transformation and transmutation. This is much more to do with desired transformation, rather than one which is enforced.
The rituals associated with the hearth and with fire were, and still arc, a significant part of spiritual development. Even in today’s climate of convenience foods there is the sense of work in the kitchen being an offering.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Being in the kitchen when the light dims or goes out may comment that you have let a light in your heart go out.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A man having this dream is assured of a wife who will be an excellent housekeeper and a perfect mother.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: The kitchen is the internal place where the Cook works the experiences of your life into a palatable whole, making them easier to digest and enjoy.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is the space from which we go out into the world and to which we return.
It is the place that is usually busiest and, therefore, where many relationships are cemented, and where many exchanges take place.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the kitchen was modem and/or attractive and well-kept, it predicts good news or happy social events; if it was messy, run down, or bare, it indicates that your health may be a bit under par and a medical checkup might be in order.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the kitchen is clean and tidy, this dream portends harmony and understanding within the family.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is where the family is fed and comes together in community.
It is the room where people tend to congregate during parties.
It is the symbolic realm of mother and the feminine principle as it is expressed by the family structure. Food is stored and prepared in the kitchen, so the symbolic food for your soul is located in the kitchen of your dreams. Consider how your dream may be informing you of how you are responding to your own spiritual cooking.
If your life experience of family, mother, and kitchen was different from the ideal in your dream, your personal focus must include your individual paradigm. For example, much of a family’s abusive interactions can occur in the kitchen, so such associations should be considered when interpreting a kitchen dream.
The activity in the dream will outline your current internal view around issues of nurturing, self-care, and healing. Any people who appear are key components in the process of exploration.
If they are known to you, use the character-aspect technique to integrate their qualities into your interpretation.
If there were people in the dream not known to you, consider whatever you can remember about them from the dream. Any dream that takes place primarily in a kitchen has the capacity to offer you an overview of the status of your heart center. Use it to examine whether you are experiencing healthy levels of self- nurturance or are in need of adjustments in this area.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The food being cooked or eaten in the dream may indicate what food the dreamer’s body needs.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If it is cramped and cluttered, you may have taken on too many emotional problems that belong to others.
If the kitchen is bare, your life may be lacking in emotional intimacy.
Kitchen imagery often reflects the need to work through your current problems by listening to your heart and recognizing what really matters to you in your waking life. Assume that all the people and elements present in your kitchen dreams are clues to help you develop your full potential.
If you dream of the scullery, this room—used for the storage of kitchen utensils and doing messy kitchen work—could be another symbol of your mind, the storehouse of your unconscious.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of eating pet food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... My Dream Interpretation
The oven, like the Kitchen, is one of the most frequent symbols of transformation. Danger lurks when the fire is going out.
According to Freud, the symbol for women and the female body.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Message that one should “see food” and change diet as needed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream may also simply mean food. *See Food... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The dream may also be a pun on “seeing food” and thus you may want to look up “Food” for further meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Fishery)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that somebody is serving you food symbolizes that you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends and loved ones.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of being hungry for a snack, but not getting one, you may be yearning for mroe spirituality and/or fulfillment in your waking life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are preparing a meal in your dream kitchen, this may suggest a quest for love and affection.
If you are frying food in your dream, there is the constant risk of getting burned; the smoke billowing around your kitchen may be warning you that a problem could get worse if you avoid it or don’t deal with it. Cinders or a grate in your dream kitchen can represent ruined hopes as well as the potential of projects yet to be born.
If you dream of a kettle, even though its spout it is a symbol of male sexuality, it suggests that someone can get hurt if passions are not handled carefully. On the other hand, it could also indicate your present mood: steamed up and about to explode. At the other extreme, the image of a broken kettle may mirror feelings of emptiness, as if all zest for life has gone.
If you are cooking with pots and pans, the association is with male or female sexuality, depending on whether the pot or the handle is featured.
When a cup is seen to represent female sexuality, drinking out of it is erotic wish-fulfillment.
If it is hurled across a room by a man, it may express fear of, or anger towards, female sexuality; if by a woman, the dream suggests that the dreamer is using sex as a weapon. For Jungians, the cup is a homely symbol of the abundance of life’s opportunities; it is also a symbol of self-realization in that it is an echo of the Holy Grail. A full or overflowing cup often symbolizes excitement and new opportunities, but an empty or smashed cup indicates the opposite.
Cutlery in dreams may suggest a desire for domestic security or the taming of aggression. Spoons may have a similar symbolism to cups, but they can also represent a desire to be spoonfed. A teaspoon may be telling you to take things in one step at a time. A silver spoon may refer to someone you envy. A colander or sieve may be seen as standing for the process of developing a new outlook on life and sifting out unhelpful attitudes and ideas. See also EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia