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
• Bulldog: A bulldog may symbolize a bull-headed individual who looks tough on the outside but is actually quite lovable.
• Chihuahua: A Chihuahua may arrive to remind you of a fnend or associate with a small ego and a nervous disposition.
• Dalmatians: In that the Dalmatian is often a companion to firefighters, the appearance of Dalmatians in a dream may point to a tendency to want to rescue others or to put out their emotional fires for them.
The appearance of those charming spotted pups from the Disney animated movie may also comment on your need to be everything to everyone. As the carriage dogs for royalty, the Dalmatian may indicate that you have elevated your friends to regal status. Thus the overall message may be that although your friends deserve to be honored, you may need to consider honoring yourself.
• German shepherd: A German shepherd may appear to let you know that you are on guard or that you may need some real protection from a special friend.
Golden retriever: Dreaming of a golden retriever may indicate that you need to retrieve an old friendship or other relationship.
• Newfoundland: Newfoundlands are renowned as rescue dogs.
A Newfoundland may symbolize that you are in need of rescue in a business deal or partnership or in a personal relationship.
• Poodle: A poodle may arrive to remind you of someone who is well groomed or someone who is just pnssy.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Feeling bogged down, held back, losing ground, perhaps due to lack of self confidence or emotional support; may show the emotional dependence one gets stuck in between child and parent; or feeling unable to move because of relationship with an overbearing person. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
See Swamp, Mud. Physical desires that are being repressed, that are dragging you down. Fear of death or fear of life. You are unable to move forward, and are being held back—pulled back—into the unconscious through fear of the feminine. On a positive note, the wild side of the character can be helpful in healing.
Folklore: Obstacle dream.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see yourself bogged down in a quagmire signifies your inability to meet obligations and your feeling that you are stuck in a boring routine. To see others bogged down in a quagmire denotes that you are being affected by the moods of others. To see a swamp in your dream symbolizes aspects of yourself that are repressed and dark; it also represents feelings that undermine your confidence and well-being. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by a feeling or an emotion.... The Element Encyclopedia
To walk through swampy places in dreams, foretells that you will be the object of adverse circumstances. Your inheritance will be uncertain, and you will undergo keen disappointments in your love matters.
To go through a swamp where you see clear water and green growths, you will take hold on prosperity and singular pleasures, the obtaining of which will be attended with danger and intriguing. See Marsh.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
See Moor. Being stuck, afraid of being trapped in the unconscious. Fear of emotions, of being “devoured back into the feminine.” This means that the masculine side in the man and the woman (animus) fears that consciousness—fought hard for—will be sucked up by the vortex of emotions and the unconscious. Expressed here is the desire for and fear of emotional chaos.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- A swamp in a dream symbolises feelings which can undermine our confidence and well-being.
To be swamped is to be overwhelmed by a feeling or emotion.
To be swamping someone else in a dream may suggest that we arc being too needy.
2- Emotionally, when a swamp appears we are putting ourselves in touch with very basic feelings and emotions.
A swamp is so-called primordial material, out of which everything emerges; at this stage we have no idea what our potential is.
3- A swamp can symbolise the vast amount of spiritual knowledge that there is to be taken in.
The sheer vastness mav leave the dreamer feeling utterly hopeless and out of his depth, but with some perseverance he can pull himself through and enjoy a much clearer outlook.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of a swamp represents negative qualities that you possess. You are feeling vulnerable and apprehensive.
The dream may also be a play on the word ‘swamped.’ Perhaps some aspect in your life has you feeling overwhelmed and pressured.
To dream that you are walking through a swampy area warns of an upcoming hardship or obstacle. Unfavorable developments may occur in a relationship. Others will influence you negatively with their actions and words. On a less negative note, walking through a swamp implies that you will encounter wealth and happiness via risky and mysterious methods.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a swamp signify stagnation, procrastination and that you have been holding onto old unworkable patterns that are in need of change, movement and transformation. This dream is a message to release your old ways of doing things and challenge yourself to become courageous to take on new ways of handling your life, relationships, and/or career issues. See Stuck.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A warning not to stretch your credit is contained in a dream of being lost in a swamp; but to dream of walking in one suggests that you should take the initiative in breaking off a relationship which has become a hazard to your welfare.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
When we dream about being in a swamp, we are often feeling bogged down with something. Water often symbolizes emotion, so it could be our emotional life that is causing us to feel bogged down. (See also Slow Motion).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia