If the nail snaps, you may be attempting to stay away from a situation or duty.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If your acrylic nails break in your dream, this suggests that you are trying to avoid some situation or trying to get out of a responsibility.... My Dream Interpretation
2- Our subconscious fears or feelings connected with death can show in a dream as a catacomb or crypt.
3- As a place of hidden forces and occult power, in dreams the catacomb will represent the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Be sure to give sympathetic response.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To see others crying, forbodes unexpected calls for aid from you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Laughing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is the cry of an animal, the emotions are likely tied to whatever that creature represents.
The cry of a child can represent your own inner child trying to get attention (see Baby). Alternatively, for new parents this is a circumstantial dream caused by normal concerns, and by being woken up so frequently by the newborn.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of crying oneself foretells success in an important undertaking.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Dreams about crying often indicate tension and fears. Arc you crying because you regret something you did? Are you crying “crocodile tears”? Crying tears of sorrow: before you know it, something will make you laugh—a very hopeful dream!... Dreamers Dictionary
To see others crying in your dream, it foretells unexpected calls for help from you.... My Dream Interpretation
According to oracles, the meaning of this dream is the opposite. So, crying will bring happiness and laughter.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are crying in a dream, then you are likely in some sort of mourning or expression of grief.
If someone else is crying, then a character aspect that lives within you is involved in a powerful emotional process.
If this is the case, then use the character who is crying to gain a deeper understanding of what part of your personality is undergoing a shift. Tears of sadness connect to loss. Tears of joy connect with gain and could indicate getting to the other side of a challenging transition.
The more acutely you can feel the physicality of crying upon waking, the closer to consciousness the wound is.
The level of disconsolation you feel may give you an idea of the intensity of the hurt you are cleansing. Remember that in your dreams, just as in life, crying is a healthy and powerful way of processing grief and facilitating transition and transformation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of crying may function as a release for the sorrow or grief that has been holding you back consciously or unconsciously in waking life. Alternatively, such dreams may be an intuitive awareness of something ending or someone leaving in your waking life; or are your tears crocodile tears?
Dreams of laughing suggest a release of tension or an attempt to put yourself and others at ease. Depending on your feelings during the dream and on waking, the laugh may however be a sign that you are hiding the truth or taking things too lightly, as sometimes laughter can hide sadness and the truth. Bear in mind that laughter can also be a sign of contempt, and if someone laughs in your face, your unconscious may have used the archetype of the Trickster in an attempt to make you rethink something or reconsider your values. When the laughter becomes the kind of cackling associated in folklore with wicked witches and mischief-making, this may represent your inner voice questioning and ridiculing your pretensions.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is a release of negative emotion, frustration, or fear. On the other hand, you could be experiencing the tears of joy. Due to repression or denial, sometimes people are unable to express their feelings. In the dream state some of our defense mechanisms may relax and an emotional release occurs. Some emotional dreams may be compensatory in nature. Thus, if you never cry in daily life, you may cry in your dreams.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
For a woman to dream of seeing a dining-room furnished in crystal, even to the chairs, she will have cause to believe that those whom she holds in high regard no longer deserve this distinction, but she will find out that there were others in the crystal-furnished room, who were implicated also in this sinister dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To dream of seeing a reflection in crystal, symbolizes how you are looking within yourself to find your true destiny.... My Dream Interpretation
Crystal glassware, household articles, or items of adornment promise happy social events ahead.
See also Jewelry and Glass.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) A crystal may be a symbol of purity and innocence, openness and receptiveness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you look at it carefully it means that you are seeing within yourself to discover your true fate.
Crystals are related to peace, harmony, and healing powers of the spirit.
Dreaming of them means that there lies your hidden potential.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a particular type of crystal appears in your dream, you may want to research the meaning associated with that crystal.
(See Stones, Boulders / Rocks.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you were looking into a crystal ball in your dream, what you see is most likely to be wish-fulfillment or a reflection of your hidden fears. To dream of coral has a significant meaning in dreams, since coral comes from the depths of the sea; it may therefore relate to your deepest hopes and fears
A crystal is an earth compound—a mineral or gemstone. Both ancient cultures and modern science have utilized the mysterious qualities of crystals, which have the ability to receive and transmit energy.
If a specific crystal appears in your dream it may therefore be highlighting a particular quality: Amber: balance; Amethyst: spiritual awareness, transmutation, healing; Aquamarine: purification, healing, calming; Bloodstone: courage, physical energy; Calcite: balance, peaceful meditation; Carnelian: sex, self-esteem, creativity; Fluorite: healing, releasing unwanted energies; Hematite: encouraging willpower, concentration; Herkimer diamond: dream recall; Jade: fertility, wisdom, tranquility; Lapis lazuli: communication, healing; Malachite: protection, money; Moonstone: love, psychic awareness, femininity; Obsidian: inner growth, psychic development; Opal: passion, love, and emotional expression; Quartz: change, focus; Red jasper: compassion; Rhodolite: love; Rose quartz: love, compassion; Tiger’s eye: empowerment, willpower, courage, clarity; Topaz: new beginnings; Tourmaline: healing, balance; Turquoise: balance, friendship, positive thinking.... The Element Encyclopedia
A crystal ball can forecast your future. Other images in the dream will provide important information. See Psychic, Witch.
Depth Psychology: Crystals show the basic personality traits that have “crystallized” over the course of your life. They also point to your intellectual strength.
A crystal ball reflects the expectations and hopes you have for the future.... Dreamers Dictionary
CUL-DE-SAC... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A single crystal: The core of self, our identity and existence. Look at how the crystal appears for more interpretive value. Is it clear, multifaceted, cloudy?
Clear vision, discernment, or foresight. Smooth crystal surfaces were used for scrying throughout history, in numerous cultures including that of Medieval Europe
and Victorian America. Watch and see if any symbols or images form in the sphere, and use those as a starting point for interpretation (see Divination).
As with gems, each crystal has different interpretive value and represents various omens. Agate, for example, portends positive business ventures, while amethyst reveals contentment with your work. Conversely, dreaming of losing an amethyst signals the loss of love or self-control. Here is a brief list of other common crystals and their interpretations. Note that many meanings correlate to the crystal’s color:
Beryl: harmonious relationships Lapis: psychic awareness
Bloodstone: wish fulfillment Lodestone: enticement Camelian: luck and safety Malachite: peaceful rest Garnet: faithfulness Onyx: discord Hematite: charm and grace Opal: change, bad luck Jet: sadness and mourning Quartz: energy, strength
What happens to the crystal in the dream will alter the interpretation.
To illustrate, having a bloodstone shatter probably indicates that you feel as if your hopes have been dashed, whereas receiving the gift of a lapis might indicate an openness to develop your latent psychic abilities.... The Language of Dreams
According to Freud, rocks and stones are obvious phallic symbols on account of their hardness. The appearance of rocks, stones and metals in dreams for Jungians, however, has a different interpretation inspired by Jung’s interest in alchemy. Alchemy is the ancient art of transmuting base metals into gold but it is not just about this transformation. It can also be viewed as a system of self- initiation. Jung was amazed to find that the images and operations he encountered in old alchemy texts related strongly to his theories of psychoanalysis and the unconscious. He saw in alchemy a metaphor for the process of individuation or personal transformation, and the morphing and mutating imagery of that process which emerges from the stream of consciousness. For Jungians, therefore, the appearance of rocks, stones, metals and jewels in dreams are potent and powerful symbols of a person’s basic nature, heart and soul, and of their potential for personal transformation. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Below is a list of some of the crystals you might use. It is important to stress, however, that the following guidelines are based on conjecture and anecdotal experience only:
Love and romance
Rose quartz and jade are thought to be good crystals or stones for dreams in which love is the issue at hand. Place either crystal (or both) under your pillow. The energies of these stones are thought to encourage dreams that are loving and filled with positive vibrations.
Money and prosperity
Citrine is a powerful, healing quartz that is thought to be an excellent crystal for bringing about wealth in body, mind and spirit. Known as the merchant stone, it is believed to attract abundance in ways that fortify balance, whether that balance is sought in the home, the bank account, the body, mind or spirit.
Clear quartz is considered the best crystal for issues you need to work through while sleeping. Before you go to sleep, hold the quartz in your hand and spend a while meditating the issue on your mind, with the express request to solve your issue via your dreams. Then place the quartz under your pillow. You may find that when you awake you will be more focused, grounded and that the issue that was previously bothering you is now crystal clear.
Stress release and insomnia
Amethyst is thought to be an excellent stone for relieving you of the stress of the day. A relaxing crystal, it also helps with insomnia and headaches. Take a glove and place it over your left ‘receiving’ hand before retiring to bed. Slip a small amethyst crystal into the glove to increase your chances of good dream recall, a good night’s rest and stress release.... The Element Encyclopedia
The reward for discovering this treasure is the ultimate in purity of the soul. On the other hand, it might also be a warning of confusion, inadequacy, and idle fascination—particularly when in the form of jewelry, such as Amber and other crystals.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the dream is pleasant, everything is going in the right direction.
The rock crystal symbolizes serenity, concentration, and noble goals. See Crystals, Jewels, Mountain.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of seeing your own tomb, portends your individual sickness or disappointments.
To read the inscription on tombs, foretells unpleasant duties.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Repressed or trapped spirit or “soul.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- If we are trapped in a tomb in a dream we may be trapped by- fear, pain or old outdated attitudes in our waking life.
If there arc bodies in the tomb, these arc usually parts of ourselves we have either not developed or have killed off.
If one of those bodies comes alive, the attention we have given to that aspect of our personality has been sufficient to resurrect it.
3- Spiritually we may feel that we have entered into a world that is all at once mysterious and dark dark in the sense of wanting to see the light. Although we fear it, we are also cxcitcd.
It is worth remembering that we are not trapped, but in a brief state of panic which can be overcome by belief.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be locked in a tomb means it will be a very serious illness.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
An emblem of rebirth, especially if empty. Besides the Christian stories of Christ’s victor \ r over death, the ancient Celts buried people in tombs to await their next existence.
Is something inside the tomb? If so, consider what it represents of yourself that you may
have buried or recentlv uncovered.
Tombs can also represent the collective past of humankind and our link with archetypal ancestors. Have you honored this connection in some manner recendy? If not, this dream may be calling you to a figurative graveyard visit where you can explore your past as a member of humanity.
The portions of the self, the suhconscious , or the Collective Unconscious that have heen ignored so long as to be figuratively dead and buried.
An alternative womb emblem if rounded in shape.... The Language of Dreams
It is worth remembering that we are not trapped, but in a brief state of panic which can be overcome by belief.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If there are bodies in the tomb, these are usually parts of ourselves we have either not developed or have killed off.
If one of those bodies comes alive, the attention we have given to that aspect of our personality has been sufficient to resurrect it, and a little thought will allow us to identify it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A sarcophagus is similar to a tomb, but is much more of a memorial, marking how important the occupant is or was.
To dream of such an edifice is to recognize the importance of death and the rites of passage associated with it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) It may symbolize (death and) rebirth, literal or metaphorical (e.g. a new lease of life, or a new quality of life). (In traditional - e.g. Celtic - religion a burial mound was the Earth Mother’s womb: the tomb was the womb, and death was only the prelude to rebirth.)
(3) If the tomb is womb-shaped, the dream may express a desire to return to the womb. (For ‘death-instinct5)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If it repeats a lot, it could be an indication of neurosis. Assuming that you see your own body in the tomb, it means that you are restructuring your life. Generally, the dream foretells a profound change in your existence.
Superstition says that you experienced a loss, but not necessarily death. Maybe you are dying spiritually and you will later be reborn. The celtic people considered cemeteries the uterus of Mother Earth, and that in them new spiritual life is born. Other interpretations claim that this dream foretells deception, and, curiously, news about a marriage.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A building in a dream represents some construct of your thought process or your consciousness.
A tomb, therefore, is elements of your consciousness that are no longer active and considered dead and buried.
A tomb in a dream may relate to the past.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a tomb is caving in: an illness in the family. See Cave.
Depth Psychology: A tomb always points to character traits or fears that you are denying—and that are the reason for present conflicts.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you, with another person, are admiring Tombs, denotes your future partner to be very suitable for you.
To dream you are inspecting the Tombs of the illustrious dead denotes your speedy advancement to honour and wealth.... Mystic Dream Book
2. A message from the subconscious, usually about direction in life (inscription).
3. Long life ahead. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The inscription on the tombstone will give you more insight into the meaning of the dream... Christian Dream Symbols
The headstone may also point to the need to gncve a loss, whether a real death or a personal failure.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you could read the epitaph (the writing on the stone), the dream means that you can solve whatever problems are facing you much more easily than you think.
If you couldn’t make out the writing, you can expect news of a happy family event.... My Dream Interpretation
analysis of a dream
Julio dreamed: “I dreamt that my tongue itched a lot and I could not alleviate it. I tried to scratch it with my teeth but the taste buds, which were like enormous pink pimples, popped in my mouth, leaving a horrible bitter taste. I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see it so purple. It was a very stressful dream that left a bad taste in my mouth when I woke up.”
The tongue is strongly associated with the act of speaking. In Julio’s case, the dream was a warning for him to stop lying. At the time of the dream, Julio had problems with some friends because of his tendency to lie and talk badly about them. His unconscious was warning him of the “dirtiness” of his tongue and that he should solve it as soon as possible. The bad taste in his mouth is a reflection of the problems his attitude could cause.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A tombstone indicates a need or desire to stay somewhat connected to that part of your psyche. For more layers of an interpretation, consider who the tombstone is representing; whoever the person is, it is the qualities that he or she possesses that have been released.
The tombstone indicates that the process has already occurred.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.
If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.
If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.
If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.
If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you. See also NIGHTMARES... The Element Encyclopedia