A dream of unexpected gifts can have several meanings. The gift can point to the need for you to recognize your own worth.
If you are the giver, the dream may be warning you to be more open and direct with other people, so that you are not caught off guard. An inappropriate gift of something you do not like, or have no use for, may indicate that someone’s attentions in waking life are not welcome.
If you receive an unpleasant gift in a beautiful gift box, this image may reveal your intuition that someone’s apparently good intentions may disguise selfish motives. Finally, the image of an empty gift box may suggest that in waking life, things are not as attractive as they seem. Perhaps you have to face the reality of a relationship ending, or need to lower your expectations in some way.
A gift of chocolates may hark back to your childhood and infantile oral pleasures. According to Freudian theory, chocolates are a dream image of excrement, representing an anal fixation that may indicate a tendency to be overly formal or uptight. Beware of overanalysing here though, since dreams about chocolate sometime suggest a longing for love, affection and…chocolate.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the coldness is in the lower part of the body, this suggests sexual coldness and again, lack of passion. Coldness in the chest (heart) suggests lack of feelings or feeling cold towards someone.
Cold feet indicate a fear of doing something or indecision. The image of a dead body in a dream depicts feelings and potential to which we have not given expression in daily life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Success and abundance (note condition of bag).
3. Important aspects of self, often hobbies and interests.
4. Responsibilities, burdens. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Pouch; Sack, Suitcase; Trunk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The contents of the bag will give you more insight into the interpretation of the symbol... Christian Dream Symbols
The bag, with all one’s personal belongings and money, represents this social ability to get places and cope. Occasionally loss of childbearing function. Idioms: bag and baggage; in the bag; pack one’s bag. See examples in clothes, luggage; knapsack; suitcase. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is the image of the burdens that you are carrying.
It is important to pay attention to what is inside the bag.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
There is an ability to use the social graces to achieve, and to cope with whatever occurs.
2- Depending on the actual bag
e.g. a handbag a shopping bag;, we may be hiding certain aspects of ourselves from public consideration.
3- A bag spiritually signifies the Secret, the Hidden and the Occult. It will be the dreamer’s decision as to whether he ‘opens the bag’ and makes use of its contents.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A full bag: you will receive some money. Losing a bag: something is not working out, but the chance for success was low from the beginning. Rummaging in a bag and finding unexpected things: your unconscious is making you aware of character traits that you didn’t know you had. See Backpack.
Depth Psychology: The bag contains character traits that can hinder or support you and, therefore, take a close look at what is hiding in the bag (your unconscious).
If the content shocks you, don’t “throw away the bag”—those traits would only come back later to haunt vou.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the bag is closed, then its contents are sacred or secret.
If the bag is open, then this is a sign that you have been careless and reckless with that, which is most valuable to you.
If the bag is empty, then this represents that you are feeling disillusioned with the accomplishment of egoic goals. See Box.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A handbag, a shopping bag) and what is in it, we are probably hiding certain aspects of ourselves from public consideration.
To be emptying a bag suggests that we are attempting to get rid of old concepts or ideas or other aspects which may be holding us back.
To have lost a bag signifies that we have temporarily suppressed certain character traits.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A torn or broken bag may alert you to a health problem or to there being too much to deal with.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the bag is empty, it could signify financial trouble ahead, but this can be averted with a little caution.
A full or heavy bag indicates financial success, and a large full bag implies the attainment of some of your more cherished dreams.
A suitcase indicates travel ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the bag is ripped or torn, then it indicates that you are carrying a lot of burdens.
To dream of a bag full of junk, symbolizes that you have too many worries - you have to find a way on lessening some of this load.
For Handbag, see “Purse.”... My Dream Interpretation
If the bag was of paper and/ or was empty, it warns of financial embarrassment which could be avoided by a little extra prudence.
A cloth bag forecasts business success, and a leather bag indicates unexpected but pleasant travel.
Full or heavy bags are an especially auspicious omen for your dearest wishes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Being a receptacle and therefore womb-like or vagina-like, a bag mav be a sexual symbol. What may determine for you the meaning of the bag in your dream is your feeling about what is in the bag, or what the bag is for.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Depending on what you do with the bag the dream’s meaning will vary. So, opening the bag and beginning to take out its content indicates the need to express your experiences or to reveal intimate secrets. But if you lose it, then it means that someone already knows about those secrets; and if someone steals it from you, then someone is trying to manipulate you. Similarly, the bag represents your responsibilities. Perhaps, you have taken on too many you had the chance to share them.
Oneiric superstition says that paper bags in dreams portend bad luck in business. Fabric bags, however, the heavier they are the greater the success that will come to you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you know what is inside the bag in your dream, use that to form your interpretation; in this case, the bag represents your access to the function of those objects and their potential use to you.
If you do not know what is inside the bag, consider that any bag can hold the mysterious and perfect thing you may need at just the right moment.
The structure of the bag may offer information about how strong your ability is to have resources nearby.
A paper bag will not last as long as one made of leather.
(See Luggage.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The key to determining which of these meanings apply is the emotional tenor of the dream. (See also Basket, Sack).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A bag filled to the brim indicates egocentricity; an empty bag, inner emptiness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Nourishment, usually spiritual, sometimes cultural. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the baggage is overly heavy, you may be earning too great a load physically or emotionally.
If the luggage is very old or worn, likely the burden is one from the past that you have never put down.
Review the size, shape, and color of the suitcase. These may be subtle emblems with deeper meanings.
For example, round suitcases filled to overflowing might symbolize fertility or abundance.
The desire for movement of some kind. Possibly the need for retreat and rest. Lost baggage: Releasing a hardship or responsibility.
Baggage left with you: The feeling that someone dumped her / his obligations on your doorstep.... The Language of Dreams
2. To feel overwhelmed with responsibilities, obligations.
3. Self or self-worth. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- The dreamer is under some psychological stress, and may have to dccidc projects or feelings can be left behind in waking life.
3- An indication of the dreamer’s feelings of sorrow can manifest in dreams as baggage. However, sorrow, like baggage, may be lost as casilv as it is taken on board it is well worth the dreamer remembering this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The type of baggage will be important, bulky suitcases being less easily dealt with than a simple bag.
The spiritual implication is that you are perhaps holding on to inherited or learned ideas, beliefs and concepts which are for you no longer valid.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you lost it, or were unable to locate it, an unexpected inheritance is indicated for you or someone close to you.
Baggage being roughly handled or dropped is a warning against incurring debts.
Having your luggage carried for you suggests happy changes ahead.
See also Travel*... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A pleasant journey for your advancement will be planned by your friends. Little financial advancement is promised in this dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Good luck is on the way (to hear a bagpipe).
3. Use caution in ﬁnancial matters. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the player resembles a tramp and/or the sound is discordant, then misfortune is headed towards you.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Relationship difficulties.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the player resembles a tramp and the sound is ugly and grating then will misfortune head your way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of seeing cabbage green, means unfaithfulness in love and infidelity in wedlock.
To cut heads of cabbage, denotes that you are tightening the cords of calamity around you by lavish expenditure.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Concern about one’s health. ... New American Dream Dictionary
As with most types of vegetable, a symbol for female sexuality.
Folklore: Health and long life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Because of its color and shape, this is an alternative moon or circle emblem.
Moodiness. In earlier days, eating this item was believed to cause sullenness or irritability. However, the Greeks reversed this concept and claimed eating cabbage could cure this problem.
The rest of the dream will have to delineate which interpretive outlook is correct.
As an omen, this portends decreasing finances. Historically, cabbage was often the food of peasants.... The Language of Dreams
To eat cabbage m a dream predicts trouble with your relatives.
To cook it is an augury of trouble with your teeth.
The odor of boiling cabbage is a forerunner of illness.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreaming of a cabbage patch is a reminder that things are not always as they seem, be aware that the ordinary can disguise the extraordinary and open your eyes for unexpected opportunity. Cabbages are also indicative of a need to be more attentive when listening to a child or children in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To eat cabbage in a dream foretells many quarrels with family members. Cooking cabbages may warn of trouble with your teeth and the odor of cabbage warns of an upcoming illness.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that you are cooking cabbage may be an omen of dental problems.
If you dream of a garden of cabbage, beware any kind of purchases related to property or real estate.... My Dream Interpretation
If rotting and with a bad odor, it may represent old, stagnating conditions in the dreamer’s environment or emotional state. Fresh cabbage is considered to be a cleanser and healing agent for sickness and depression.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If a person sees himself as carrying a dead person in a normal way it means he will either obey and follow the ruler of the time or he will take upon himself some of his responsibilities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the cosmetics bag was full of junk or yucky old products in your dream, you need to stop worrying so much. As soon as you learn to reduce your anxiety, good things will come into your life.... My Dream Interpretation
To watch the game, your advice will be asked. Think well before giving it.... Mystic Dream Book
If you see and talk with your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you. Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you. Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this dream.
To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures.
A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that you may be called on for charity or aid within a short time.
To dream of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wrong influences into your life, which will bring material loss if not corrected by the assumption of your own will force.
To dream that you are conversing with a dead relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you of coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you. Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self.
The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure. Paracelsus says on this subject: ``It may happen that the soul of persons who have died perhaps fifty years ago may appear to us in a dream, and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says, for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion, and it is possible that a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his body as when the latter is awake; and if in such a case such a soul appears to him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true. Through these solicitous souls we may obtain a great deal of knowledge to good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us. Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that were sick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use, and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things have happened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens, to good and to bad persons.’’ The writer does not hold that such knowledge is obtained from external or excarnate spirits, but rather through the personal _Spirit Glimpses_ that is in man.--AUTHOR. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that someone you care about is dead, suggests that you are lacking a certain quality that the loved one represents. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what do you like about them.
It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances.
To see dead people in your dream who you do not know in real life, forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people and are hanging around the wrong crowd. This dream may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on. However, if you spoke with someone who is dead, you may soon hear very good news.
To dream of someone dead coming to life again suggests that you miss them and are trying to relive your old experiences you had with them. Also look up “Zombie”... My Dream Interpretation
(1) Does the dream contain a dead person you actually knew? If so, the dream may mean you should take notice of what he or she said or did, or of what happened to him or her. The dead person is ‘coming back1, not to haunt but to advise and help you.
There’s really nothing ‘spooky1 about meeting dead people in dreams. Such encounters may help you to fulfil a long-desired deep relationship, or to put something right. For example, you may learn to forgive the person and as a consequence get peace and healing for yourself.
(2) If a deceased partner or parent appears in dreams, (1) above may apply. Bear in mind also that the dead do live on - inside us; and that it is important to realize when this is a healthy and life-enhancing thing and when it is purely negative, stunting our own personal development.
If it is the latter, resolve to have it out with the person the next time he or she appears in a dream.
(3) If the dead person in the dream is actually a living person - and especially if that person is your partner or parent or sibling - the dream may be expressing unconscious resentment towards that person, or a desire to be independent. Feelings towards someone close are often ambivalent: love or respect mixed with fear or hatred or resentment or jealousy.
The usual conscious response to such a dream will be anxiety, and you may even feel anxiety in the dream itself. However, Freud was convinced that in such cases anxiety was a cloak for unconscious - because repressed - hostility’. (On the Oedipus complex) See also Murder.
(4) The dead person may be you (and could stand for you even if in the dream he is distinct from the dream ego). In that case, consider the following possibilities:
(a) What is being expressed in the dream may be your own anxiety’ about dying. Death is inevitable, and facing up to that fact may bring great rewards: self-acceptance; new values; a broadening of one’s personality’, compensating for past omissions or lopsidedness and utilizing hitherto neglected personal resources. This would be specially applicable if vou were in the second half of life.
(b) The message may be that y’our old self needs to be left behind. This mav mean that you must stop carrying around with yrou the crippling burden of vour past (irrational guilt-feelings and martyrdom complex, or any other negative self-programming); and, instead, you must open yourself to what the present moment is offering. Alternatively, the ‘old self5 may be old attachments, habits, ambitions, values, goals; in which case the dream is telling you that the only way forward for you lies through giving these up and looking deeper within yourself for better values, etc. (where ‘better5 means more in tune with your real self).
(Primitive rites of passage, which mark transitional stages in a person’s life - birth, initiation into adulthood, marriage, death - all contain death-and-rebirth symbolism and express a recognition that the dissolving - ‘death5 - of past attitudes is a necessary prelude to the development of new attitudes more appropriate to one’s new stage in life. The symbolic death of the initiate in these rites may also be seen as a descent of the conscious ego into the unconscious: it is the unconscious that provides the means for new growth - ‘rebirth5. See also Sacrifice.)
(c) It is just possible that, if your own death features repeatedly in dreams, it is an expression of an unconscious wish for death. Freud speculated in Beyond the Pleasure Principle that there might be, in everyone, just two contending basic drives: one towards life and love and pleasure (‘Eros’), the other towards death (Thanatos5). This is highly controversial, but it is indisputable that many people display a strong masochistic tendency.
Are you compelled to repeat a painful experience? Do you tend to interpret what other people say as a criticism of yourself? If so, you may be suffering from repressed guilt-feelings and an unconscious urge to punish yourself - which may sometimes take the form of a fate-neurosis and / or a wish (unconscious) to see yourself dead.
If you feel this applies to you, talk to a friend about it or consult a psychotherapist. See also Suicide.
A wish for death may be a retreat from life’s problems and pains, or a response to (a sense of) failure.
If this applies to you, bear in mind, first, that a very sensitive person may also be burdened with an over-severe conscience (the product, perhaps, of having a stem father or a sin-and- guilt religious upbringing). In that case, see the previous paragraph. Secondly, what makes a thing a problem is usually one’s attitude towards it. For example, suppose you have been made redundant.
If your reaction is to see this as a punishment, see the previous paragraph.
If you see it as failure, try to change your attitude or perspective by asking what creative purpose may be being served bv your redundancy: perhaps, for instance, the demolishing of an inadequate or false self- image in order to make way for the construction of one that corresponds more closely to your individual ground-plan or ‘destiny’.
(5) If the gender of the dead person is stressed, the meaning may be that your masculinitv / femininity or your animus / anima needs reviving.
(6) A dead animal in a dream almost certainly refers to some part of you - an instinctive force, perhaps - and the dream will be telling you either that this part of you (e.g. guilt-feelings or inferiority complex) ought to die, because its effects are wholly negative; or that it is a valuable but repressed part of yourself that you must now bring to life, to rectify an imbalance in vour personality.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. A need to resolve old issues—likely in relationships, often behavioral—and ﬁnally lay them to rest.
3. An overwhelming fear of loss.
4. Positive changes are in the ofﬁng.
5. A level of the unconscious is attempting to communicate with the conscious. ... New American Dream Dictionary
This kind of dream death is, in other words, a symbol of self-transformation.
A lifeless corpse, on the other hand, may represent a feeling of devitalization—a kind of death in life that comes from adhering to a lifeless routine. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Grave, Hearse).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A futile path, which, if pursued, will only result in wasted energy.
Feeling trapped and unable to move. As such, an alternative type of cage emblem that offers at least one way out, namely, the way by which you came.... The Language of Dreams
A dead end can indicate that a current situation is not working out quite as you may have expected and a feeling of disappointment is likely if you are to continue.
To dream of a dead end that is marked by trees or an open space implies that there is another way to go that will produce a fruitful outcome.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you have such disturbing dreams it is possible that you are facing some kind of emotional crisis in your life that requires a drastic decision; for example, whether you should leave your partner or not.
If you are being chased, identifying who or what was chasing you or why you need to escape may help you decide what course of action to take in real life.
If you don’t know who the person chasing you is, this may stand for certain unpalatable aspects of your personality which have been repressed but which are now forcing you to deal with them. Alternatively, your unconscious may be reflecting on your feelings of powerlessness in regard to a difficult situation in your waking life. Do you feel as if you are caught between a rock and a hard place?... The Element Encyclopedia
It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continuing love, the dream may become as below.
The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).
A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disappointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.
The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.
The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memories of him. What arises in their own lives from such memories is the observable influence of the now dead person.
But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on television, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.
The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.
The photograph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you speak to friends or relatives who are Dead, it means news of some living friend or relation; if you touch or kiss them, the news will be of a sorrowful nature.
To dream of a Death means news of a birth.... Mystic Dream Book
For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only wav we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.
2- Memories can remain buried for years and often when people who have died appear in dreams, we are being reminded of different times, places or relationships which will help us to deal with present situations.
3- To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our long-forgotten ancestors.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only way we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you spoke with someone who is dead, you will soon hear very good news.... My Dream Interpretation
When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.
The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.
An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The land of the dead is that of the unconscious where the Shadow resides.
A dead person, according to Jung, is first and foremost a representative of unconscious incidents. See Death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of the death of a loved one who is seriously ill or advanced in years, your unconscious may have been preparing you for their future departure from your life. By exposing you in the dream to emotions that will overwhelm you, your shock may be lessened and thus easier to bear.
Dreams such as this one may also be urging you to tell loved ones how much they mean to you before it is too late. If, in your dream, you felt no emotion at all when a loved one died, the interpretation is likely to be different, as it represents something in your life that is coming to an end or that should end. An alternative explanation is that you fear the death of your relationship, particularly if your partner has withdrawn emotionally from you in the waking world. A dream in which you became a widow or widower or suffer bereavement can indicate feelings of loneliness in waking life.
If you are in a relationship, such a dream may suggest that there is a lack of understanding or a communication breakdown between you and your partner. For dreams of a dead person see GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of missing (or being late for) a deadline, this symbolizes your fear of change. You might be nervous about seizing an opportunity, or unready/unworthy in your current circumstances.... My Dream Interpretation
If such a fear-based dream image appears, experiment with different behaviors. Changing your behavior almost always leads out of the dead-end situation.
The experience of a dead-end street is, from a developmental point of view, absolutely essential.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If he is unknown to him, he will pursue a matter wherein he will not succeed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Sadness, perhaps depression (as in “down in the dumps”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
For females this dream is ominous of disparagement and desertion by lovers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Landscape littered with garbage could indicate that one is very unhappy with one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Sanitation; Sweeping the floor; Trash collector)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The garbage in your dream could also represent those things from your past, or in your life today which are not worth keeping, or that are literally rubbish.
If you dream of seeing many piles of garbage then it is an omen to change your ways before you turn all your lovely things into garbage.
If you are disposing of garbage then it foretells that you will have to clean up someone’s reputation and the mess he or she has made of their lives.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A need to discard internal refuse that is burdensome. Similar to Abortion. Much has accumulated and must be emptied: emotional garbage and everyday garbage. Suffering because of involvement with the environment (and yourself). You are making an important discovery: it is in the “garbage” that we find the gold of meaning; in the inconspicuous and rejected lies the chance for self-knowledge. As C. G. Jung has stated, in accepting the rejected shadow, we take the first step to individuation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be collecting garbage can indicate that we are making wrong assumptions.
2- Very often, garbage is the remains of food preparation. Often we are being alerted to what we need to do in order to remain healthv how we need to treat our bodies and how we need to create space in order to act correctly.
3- We may need to dispose of spiritual rubbish, and a dream about garbage can alert us that now is the time to do that.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
In a dump: Feeling literally “dumped on” by others or circumstances. Alternatively, being surrounded by scandal.
A desire for orderliness and organization that’s generated by having your sense of structure dismantled.
Tilings in your life of which you need to rid yourself.
Counsel from your subconscious that you figuratively need to socially, mentally, or physically clean up your act. What exactly needs to be thrown away so that you can grow and change?
A poor self-image that manifests in treating yourself like worthless garbage. Ecological concerns displaying themselves through your dream.
Garbage trucks represent personality types that tend to accumulate possessions to assert their security, instead of developing personal qualities.
Finding something valuable in: An alternative type of treasure dream (“one person’s trash is another’s treasure”). Also, an optimistic outlook.
Compost heaps represent the need to nurture and fertilize your ambitions.
A compost heap is also an emblem of taking a negative and finding a creative means of making it a positive.... The Language of Dreams
If you are disposing of garbage then it foretells that you will have to clean up someones reputation and the mess he or she has made of their lives.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is a good dream signifying transition and renewal.... My Dream Interpretation
If you do not feel disgust toward it you will have economic gains; but if it is stinking, you will experience negative moments with people around you.
If a woman dreams of garbage it is a warning against a humiliating breakup with her partner. On other occasions, garbage symbolizes all the things that you want to eliminate because it prevents you from progress: your character traits, attitudes, fears, memories... On the other hand, it represents that you have been appointed to a position that has nothing to do with you.
Some beliefs say that this dream portends that your wildest dreams will come true.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If we do not dispose of it in a timely manner, it builds up to a repulsive level and begins to decompose. Garbage then is a symbol of those things that no longer serve you and must be removed or recycled.
A buildup of garbage in a dream may indicate a buildup of things in your life that must be discarded and released.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you throw something precious out in your dream, you are not appreciating someone close to you or are taking them for granted.
If you are covered in garbage, you may be afraid of some form of humiliation or feel emotionally burdened in waking life.
The presence of dirt in your dream will also refer to something distasteful in your waking life. Bear in mind, though, that such a dream may not be completely negative, as we use manure or fertilizer to encourage growth. The allusion may therefore be to some action that is disagreeable but will yield results. Excrement or feces in dreams has a different meaning, indicating that you are purging yourself of something or someone in waking life that is poisonous to you. A dream of pollution also refers to something that is damaging to you—emotionally and physically—if you do not avoid or dispose of it. Dreams of splashing through a puddle or being covered with soot may refer to mild irritations in waking life. A drain disposes of excess water and if it appears in your dream, it may suggest that you are feeling drained emotionally.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the garbage can is filled, then your negative feelings, memories, attachments and emotions need to be released. Identify what it is that you are throwing away.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are emptying someone else’s garbage can, foretells that you will be asked to help repair a friend’s reputation.... My Dream Interpretation
If one takes off his clothing and stands naked on top of a pile of trash in a dream, it means that he will lose his office, and ifhe is sick, it means his death, and if he is wealthy, it means renouncing his wealth and status, or pursuing an ascetic life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If other things are falling on top of you and you can’t make out what they are, but you feel good: you can increase your material possessions; if you feel bad, the dream hints that you will be wrongfully accused, that people are envious or resentful.
Depth Psychology: Treat garbage more carefully—meaning do a better job recycling your “emotional garbage”, so you can create something new.... Dreamers Dictionary
And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If any of its contents are exposed, or ifthey peak from its opening end in the dream, it means divulging one’s secrets.
A gulf bag in a dream also represents the carrier who turns against his employer or betrays him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For example, if it carries grapes or eggs, then it means money and profits. Agrocery bag in a dream also means glad tidings or warnings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the makeup bag was full of junk or yucky old products in your dream, you need to stop worrying so much. As soon as you learn to reduce your anxiety, good things will come into your life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you give money away, this suggests a generosity of spirit or it might reflect emotional ties that are expected of you at present. Receiving money can suggest the acceptance of emotional support or the emotional needs of the dreamer. Borrowing money can be a warning to hold back as far as financial plans are concerned and to explore all aspects of the deal before going ahead. Making a payment, signing a check or using a credit card are thought to be positive signs that things are going to plan. The notion of saving and investing in dreams may refer to the need to prepare yourself emotionally for situations and relationships that need your attention
A wallet, purse or pocketbook containing personal items may relate to your private world, the kind of person you are and your interests.
If you dream of an expensive designer purse or bag, you may feel a need to have a more glamorous image. A worn purse may symbolize feelings of being worn out and shabby. Do you need to brighten up your identity so that you look and feel brighter? Your dream wallet may symbolize your private thoughts and desires, hidden from public view. Is your wallet full or empty? Are you worried that someone has got too close to you or on the contrary are you seeking greater intimacy? A bag in your dream may symbolically carry your hopes for the future. A heavy bag suggests more projects than you can handle, whilst an empty bag—far from meaning that you have no hope—suggests that you wish to search for new ideas. Frequently associated with fruit, a basket may evoke images of fertility and sexuality. Depending on what is in the basket, it can suggest youthful energy or ripe maturity.
Finally, items of jewelry are symbols of wishes and wish-fulfillment.
If you are given a gift of jewelry in your dream, you may be experiencing a sense of recognition in waking life. Viewing a rare jewel from a distance may be a sign that you have failed to understand the importance or meaning of an event or relationship. Losing a jewel may reflect fears of personal or financial loss in waking life. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
An empty bag may represent a fruitless venture. Packing a lunch bag may represent the readiness to return to school or to go to work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2. Authenticity, how “real” something is, often a personality aspect. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A plastic shopping bag may comment on impulse-buying behavior.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Plastic, as such, predicts a friendship which will, surprisingly, turn out to be useful as well as enjoyable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the plastic bag was ripped or torn, then it indicates that you have a lot of worries. Try to find a way to de-stress yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Avoiding “deeper issues,” inner problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream that others reactions to your surgery are negative, you are having a difficult time being confident in yourself. You must learn to connect with what makes you beautiful as a person, and let that shine!... My Dream Interpretation
It is a symbol of that which we carry around with us (purse, attache case, etc.), that which we own.
It is also a symbol of what we are made of (what is in our pockets symbolizes what is in ourselves—what moves us—because the pocket is inside our clothes).
According to Freud, female genitals.
The apron pocket, according to Jung, is the “pocket” the woman or girl carries within her body. In the case of a man or a boy, the pocket refers to the region from which sexual desires arise.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Also see Resurrection)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A shopping bag in a dream also may represent one’s wife, son, or a charitable endowment.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. The desire to go back to the womb. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothing in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to satisfy his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to seek justice for his death. Ifone does wash the garment ofthe deceased person in the dream, it means the redemption of that person. Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is suffering in hell-fire.
(Also see Grave digger; Hot water; Ritual bath; Undertaker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you receive wilted blooms in dreamland as a gift from someone you know, think about the nature of your relationship with that person; your unconscious might have detected that the relationship is weakening. Similarly, if you are pricked by a hidden thorn in a bunch of roses given by colleague who was congratulating you in a dream scenario, is it possible that they are concealing real feelings of resentment towards you in waking life? If you gave a bunch of dead flowers to a difficult or strict former schoolteacher, could this highlight your extreme dislike of that person? To see flowers blooming in barren soil, however, signifies that your energy and cheerful nature will enable you to overcome your grievances.... The Element Encyclopedia
(2) If it is yourself you are wrapping up in a dream, this may symbolize either a desire to conceal your feelings from yourself or from others; or a sense of shame or guilt or inadequacy; or a longing for the warmth of love. In all cases the first thing to do is to remove the wrappings - that is, to uncover that part of yourself that needs attention.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols