Dreams about activities and environments associated with childhood can be either motivating or discouraging, depending on the details of your dream and how you felt. For example, if you had a happy time playing with your dolls or a toy train set, your dream may simply be reminding you of the simple pleasure of letting your guard down from time to time to do nothing useful but play and relax. These kinds of dreams are particularly common if you have been extremely busy recently and haven’t had time to have fun. If, however, you were bored by the toy or activity in your dream, your unconscious may be urging you to put away childish things that don’t really give you stimulation and satisfaction, and to spend your time more productively.
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
Dreams of a couple represents your feelings, attitudes and opinions about relationships, partnerships, romance, love and marriage. Perhaps you are working through obstacles to intimacy and love. See Marriage.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream about being in a couple suggests strong feelings carried over from a waking relationship. However, if you’re not in a love relationship in real life, this dream means you are not getting enough affection in your daily life. Hug someone today! To dream of seeing a couple in love or expressing love to each other, indicates much success ahead for you.
If the couple you dreamed about was fighting, you may be unwilling to admit your own problems. You need to take more responsibility for solving your own dramas in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
Any couple in a dream may symbolize the need to bring together two different components of your psyche to achieve more balance and fullness. For example:
(1) We all have a ‘shadow5 and therefore need to learn to converse and consult with our unconscious.
(2) Men have a feminine side to their psyche, women have a masculine side. Usually this contrasexual element is repressed or suppressed as a result of social conditioning. Personal wholeness, however, depends on bringing the two sexual sides of one’s nature together. This union may be represented in dreams by a couple, male and female. Sometimes this is a royal couple.
(3) A royal couple may also represent your parents.
If so, what does the dream reveal in the way of hidden emotions towards your parents, or unconscious parental influences on your attitudes and behaviour patterns?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dirt is associated with farming, and therefore with fertility and growth. Something underneath the ground symbolizes the unconscious. Because of the social importance of cleanliness, “dirtiness” has acquired many different connotations, from guilt, to unworthiness (“dirty white trash”), to sexuality (“dirty minds”).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Actions or feelings which we feel are grubby or immoral.
The unconscious has a natural morality based on its sense of connection with the universal principles of mating, birth, growth and death. Where our social or sexual life does not align with this or our own consciously accepted principles, we may dream of being dirty. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Evil or negative impulses are often represented in dreams as things or people being dirty. In the search for spirituality we may often feel dirty or contaminated by such negativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: We will dream of being dirty when we are not operating within our own principles or when someone else’s action has put us in a situation which we find compromises us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream about issues with the environment (such as global warming, pollution, etc.) reflects negative emotions. You may be feeling upset and fearful of a situation or relationship. Alternatively, it suggests that you have not clearly understood a situation well enough to make an informed decision.... My Dream Interpretation
1. Dealing with real problems and quality of life.
2. Problems of “inner pollution”; emotional burdens and uncertainties.
3. A positive intention to create your own environment, an expression of realizing or ignoring complex personal needs and wishes. See Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Garbage, Spring, World.... Little Giant Encyclopedia