A change, but often with much vulnerability; an obstacle, usually of a feeling nature, to overcome. Maybe fear or uncertainty causes us to be unable to make the change, so we dream of a bridge giving way. Such changes often are to do with major life junctures, such as from youth to adulthood, prepuberty to adolescence, single to married, young to middle age. Sometimes it can be a trial or test such as initiation. Crossing a river or chasm: feelings about death. See bridge; river; road; individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Material aspects: To dream of crossing a road is recognizing the possibility of danger, fear or uncertainty. We are perhaps pitting ourselves against something that is bigger than us. Crossing someone suggests getting on the wrong side of them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) Crossing a river may symbolize a decisive change of attitude; making a crucial decision.
(2) Crossing the sea, going from one country to another, may symbolize a fundamental personal re-orientation; perhaps leaving conventional values behind in favour of values discovered within oneself.
(3) Even crossing the street may have similar significance. Pay attention also to the direction: are you crossing from left to right, or from right to left? See also Left, Right / Left.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are crossing a road in your dream, this is an image of potential danger, fear and uncertainty in waking life.
If you are crossing a field, you may need to bring your feelings out into the open. Crossing a river or chasm depicts the end of one phase or stage of life and the beginning of another. To dream that you are at a crossroad signifies that you have come to a point in your life where you have several options from which to choose, all of which will take you to different destinations. This dream suggests you need to make an important decision, often in relation to career or life changes. To turn left at the crossroad can indicate following your intuition, whilst to turn right can mean making logical decisions. To dream that you are walking down a long corridor signifies your desperation in trying to escape a repetitive situation or behavior patterns.... The Element Encyclopedia
Crossing a river or stream suggests relief from grief, sorrow and fear. But if such a river or stream contain mud, filth or continues to swell, it suggest the observer of the dram will break off his relationship with his neighbour, son or an intimate friend and establish new relations with someone else. In spite of this he will keep contact with the one with whom his relationship is severed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Whether your dream concerned paint flakes, snowflakes, cereal flakes, or any other kind of flakes, it is a warning that you will have to use more than ordinary diplomacy to escape an embarrassing entanglement.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be freezing something – for instance food – suggests that we are attempting to preserve an emotion or feeling, perhaps to keep a memory pure. It may not be appropriate to do this, however.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In the mundane world a project may be ‘frozen’ either because of time constraints or to prevent it degenerating. This may translate itself in dreams as something being frozen. Consult the entry for ice / icebergs / icicles for further help in interpretation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of feeling frozen represent emotions that have been buried deep down, that you have been in shock and have a backlog of unprocessed feelings. Keep in mind that you can begin to mend your broken heart and thaw your defenses by finding a safe person in whom to expose and express your grief.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of something frozen symbolizes something that has been rejected or denied.
A dream of being frozen alive (or of someone else being frozen alive) suggests that you are feeling cold toward someone - perhaps you don’t care for them as much as they care for you. This dream can also mean that the dreamer is nervous about a real life endeavor. Also see “Frozen Food” (below) and “Freezer”... My Dream Interpretation
Being frozen in a dream has a range of possible meanings, from feeling emotionally or sexually cold to simply feeling that one is unable to do something different from whatever one is doing. We also speak about “frozen assets” and waiting until “hell freezes over.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If a rich person sees himself in a dream standing within the confines of the Cradle of Ismail in Mecca in a dream, it means that he will be debarred from his assets and his rights to use them will be suspended.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Different types of food can symbolize a wide range of things. Generally, frozen foods may be a reflection of your cold emotions and frigid ways. They could also signify hidden potential that is not being utilized or from which you have not benefited.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- A lagoon or lake represents our inner world of feeling and fantasy.
It is the unconscious side which is a rich source of power when it can be accessed and understood.
If the lake is contaminated we have taken in ideas and concepts which arc not necessarily good for us.
A clear stretch of water would indicate that we have clarified our fears and feelings about ourselves.
2- Often thought to be the home of the magical feminine and of monsters, the lagoon stands for the darker side of femininity. This is seen clearly in the legends of King Arthur and this type of image will appear in dreams as we lose our fear of that particular part of ourselves.
3- The unconscious and the primordial substance are often pictured as a lagoon.
The Chinese concept of a kind of soup from which came all existence, links with the lagoon.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Often thought to be the home of the magical feminine and of monsters, the lagoon stands for the darker side of femininity, and this is seen clearly in the legends of king arthur and those of the siren. This type of image will appear in dreams as we lose our fear of the depths of our own emotion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Perhaps one of the reasons that a lake or lagoon is so enticing is because of its association with relaxation and ease. In both men’s and women’s dreams this quality will often come across albeit from slightly different perspectives; a stormy lake, for instance, may well signify a woman’s anger, whereas for a man it is likely to represent his partner’s distress. Also consult the entry for water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The inner world of our feelings and fantasies, the unconscious. Sinking into: becoming introverted; giving up on trying, or expressing oneself. Looking into depths: self awareness, looking into oneself. Dirty water difficult feelings; being unsure of oneself; depression. See water. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For a young woman to dream that she is alone on a turbulent and muddy lake, foretells many vicissitudes are approaching her, and she will regret former extravagances, and disregard of virtuous teaching.
If the water gets into the boat, but by intense struggling she reaches the boat-house safely, it denotes she will be under wrong persuasion, but will eventually overcome it, and rise to honor and distinction. It may predict the illness of some one near her.
If she sees a young couple in the same position as herself, who succeed in rescuing themselves, she will find that some friend has committed indiscretions, but will succeed in reinstating himself in her favor.
To dream of sailing on a clear and smooth lake, with happy and congenial companions, you will have much happiness, and wealth will meet your demands.
A muddy lake, surrounded with bleak rocks and bare trees, denotes unhappy terminations to business and affection.
A muddy lake, surrounded by green trees, portends that the moral in your nature will fortify itself against passionate desires, and overcoming the same will direct your energy into a safe and remunerative channel.
If the lake be clear and surrounded by barrenness, a profitable existence will be marred by immoral and passionate dissipation.
To see yourself reflected in a clear lake, denotes coming joys and many ardent friends.
To see foliaged trees reflected in the lake, you will enjoy to a satiety Love’s draught of passion and happiness.
To see slimy and uncanny inhabitants of the lake rise up and menace you, denotes failure and ill health from squandering time, energy and health on illicit pleasures. You will drain the utmost drop of happiness, and drink deeply of Remorse’s bitter concoction. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of a specific body of water such as a lake must be analyzed according to its setting and the entire contents of the dream and much like dreaming of water in general, the clearness of the lake also has to do with the omen or situation it refers to. Clear water being the best.
To dream of being in a boat on a calm, serene lake shows that you have much peace and happiness coming your way.
If the lake is storm tossed then your life will take a turn for an emotional upheaval and possible losses. Seeing a lake in a glen with sunshine sparkling on the surface portends great good luck in all your endeavors.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of this calm body of water is symbolic of your connection to the feminine, your innermost feelings, fantasies, intuition, and the mystery of life. Also, a lake represents the element of water, which is about emotional depth and -awareness. See Ocean.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If water is clear, placid, you are in control of emotions; if murky or choppy, get centered and clean up emotional life. Emotional resources and sensitivity; not as powerful but more calming than ocean. See Pond, Puddle, Ocean, Water.... The Dream Books Symbols
The water of a lake symbolizes life, because its calm flow and natural movement links to our future. In contrast, the waters of a reservoir represent diseases since their violent movements are the result of artificial construction. In oneiric terms, the lake is a manifestation of the state that is our unconscious: if its waters are calm, it is a sign of inner peace; if, however, they are agitated, it indicates emotional disorders If vegetation covers its shore, the dream manifests inner wealth, creativity, and emotional satisfaction; however, if the banks are dry and rocky, an emotional disorder is evident. Finally, to fish in the lake demonstrates a desire to find companionship or a partner.
If we see ourselves reflected in its waters, the meaning of the dream changes completely, perhaps reflecting a narcissistic attitude. (See WATER, STREAM, MIRROR, and FOUNTAIN) In Japanese Zen Buddhism, the lake is a symbol of the mind.
If the surface is moving, you cannot see the reflection of the moon. However, if the water is calm, the moon appears. Similarly, the mind must be calm to perceive spiritual enlightenment.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
All water in dreams relates to your emotional life.
A lake has a measure of depth and plenty that is hidden from the initial view, but is not so deep that it cannot be explored. As a mostly placid body of water, it represents your feelings and the possibility of drawing sustenance and comfort from connecting to that part of your nature. Anything that happens in and around a lake in your dreams is revealing elements of your emotions and emotional issues at the time of such a dream. Consider the size of the lake and the movement or lack thereof of the water within it for clues as to what sort of consciousness is being expressed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
In dreams, rivers indicate the eternal change and flow of life, serving as a reminder that change and renewal can be something refreshing, strong and not to be feared. Streams and brooks are gentler images of change. A riverbank may represent the security of the conscious mind if you go swimming or paddling in the river of the unconscious.
If your dream reveals an image of yourself contemplating on the river bank, pay attention to how you feel. Are you anxious or feeling confident? If an artificial embankment or levee appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you need to build stronger defenses as you are in danger of being submerged by unconscious desires.
In dreams, lakes are symbols of the unconscious. What lurks beneath the water? If you dream of fishing, swimming or sailing on the lake, this can suggest contentment; if you are drowning, this suggests anxiety. For Jung, a lake, like the sea and the river, is a symbol of the mother archetype. A dream pond can suggest hidden depths. When you see a swamp in your dream, it is referring to a part of your life that is dark and hidden, or to something that is holding you back.
If you see a marsh, this may refer to anxieties that undermine your confidence in waking life. A spring is an image of beginnings and, as such, it symbolizes maternity in dreams as well as purity and clear, clean water.
According to Freudians, the image can suggest joyful sexuality. Jungians might see dreams springs as an image of the inner life or spiritual beginnings. A waterfall unites images of female and male sexuality with the foam of the tumbling waters evocative of the sensations of orgasm. Alternatively, the turbulence of the waterfall can represent powerful changes in your life. See also ELEMENTS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of snow flakes represent that you are realizing the miracle of your one-of-a kind, unrepeatable essence. This dream is giving you permission to be authentic and to celebrate the diversity of the many unique people with whom you interact.... Strangest Dream Explanations