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
If displeasure is felt she will suffer disappointments in her anticipations.
To dream that you kiss a bride, denotes a happy reconciliation between friends.
For a bride to kiss others, foretells for you many friends and pleasures; to kiss you, denotes you will enjoy health and find that your sweetheart will inherit unexpected fortune.
To kiss a bride and find that she looks careworn and ill, denotes you will be displeased with your success and the action of your friends.
If a bride dreams that she is indifferent to her husband, it foretells that many unhappy circumstances will pollute her pleasures. See Wedding. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A new job, business, etc.... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. New appreciation or acceptance of self.
3. Receptivity, feminine—usually qualities of self. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself as a bridegroom and could not see his bride or recognize her in the dream, or ifshe is not named or attributed to him in the dream, it means his death or that he may commit a murder.
If one recognizes his bride, looks at her, and if she is named in the dream, it means that he will marry the same woman. Ifone sees himselfgetting married in a dream, it means that he will gain power equal to the position of that woman, her role, danger, her family’s status, the meaning of her name, and her beauty.
(Also see Star; Wedding)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a bride may also foretell marriage... Christian Dream Symbols
If she is displeased she will be disappointed with her husband.
If in a dream you kiss a bride, you will be reconciled with former enemies.
If a bride kisses others, it foretells many friends and much happiness.
If the bride kisses you, your sweetheart will inherit some money.
If you kiss a bride that looks tired and ill, it means that you will not be successful and that you will be disapproved by your friends.
For a bride to dream of being indifferent to her husband predicts a short honeymoon.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If getting married: integration of inner feelings and unconscious, especially if bride is oriental or coloured. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When a woman dreams of being a bride, she is often trying to reconcile her need for relationship and her need for independence. She needs to have an understanding of the changes in responsibility. In a man’s dream, a bride indicates his understanding of the feminine, innocent part of himself.
To dream of being at a wedding, especially your own, indicates the integration of inner feeling and outer reality.
2- Psychologically, we are seeking union of the unintegrated part of ourselves. We may be looking for the innocent feminine within.
3- The spiritual need for, and recognition of love, receptivity and fertility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a woman, a straightforward dream revealing the desire to marry.
For a man, wishing for a bride.
Kissing the bride in a dream foretells the reconciliation of a friendship (see Kiss).
Making a figurative commitment to a partnership of some nature. Note that this does not necessarily have to be between people. It can symbolize a promissory business arrangement in which the final papers haven’t been signed yet.... The Language of Dreams
To be a bride foretells an inheritance in the form of an annuity.
Kissing a bride means that you wiil be reconciled with someone you have quarreled with.
Kissing one’s own bride foretells a happy solution of a pressing probiem,
Catching a bridai bouquet in a dream, as well as in fact, is a sign that the unmarried will find a mate within the year.
Seeing a bridal procession with bridesmaids indicates a sute turn for the better in both your love and financial affairs.
Seeing a bride wearing white and a veil is a promise of a happy married life.
If she wears traveling clothes, it is probable that you will have to mate an important decision shortly.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream that the bride is shot at her wedding indicates that you have discarded these female attributes.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of a bride suggests that, at some level, a commitment has been made to another human being.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the bride kisses others, you have many true friends. Bridal dreams are associated with love and marriage, so the people involved with the dream fall into various relationships which the dreamer can usually differentiate.
If you see a loved one being married it usually portrays an element of jealousy.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To be drawn into an intimate relationship with the Lord.
It is also a representation of the things that you have joined yourself to.
• The wedding ceremony is a covenant ritual that symbolizes two people giving themselves completely to one another. In the Old Testament when two people performed a covenant ritual, they were saying, “All my strengths belong to you. All my possessions belong to you. Nothing I own belongs to me alone.” • Keep this imagery in mind when considering both the Bride and Bridegroom as a symbol in your dreams and visions.
• Dreams • Positive: Relevant for both Bride and Groom • The image of a bride is a picture of someone willingly entering into a covenant with someone else. We as the church are called the Bride of Christ. It represents purity, belonging and giving everything to the one you love.
• Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish • Bride • If you have a vision of being a bride, the Lord is calling you into an intimate relationship with Him.
To put aside all your own striving and works and to let Him lead and be in control.
Negative: Relevant for both Bride and Groom • If you dream of being married to someone that you do not like, it could be an indication that you have ‘joined yourself’ to something that is not of the Lord.
• It is worth mentioning that just because you dream of marrying someone is NOT an indication that you will really marry them. Keep in mind that the people and objects in your dreams are symbolic.
• Visions • If you flow in intercession it is common to see the church as the Bride of Christ. We have often see her as a bride that was beaten and dirty.
The Lord wanted us to pray that she would rise up and be healed from all the attacks of the enemy.
• The Lord is also calling her to rise up and to be beautiful in His sight.
For the church to be without spot or wrinkle means to bring her to a place of being fully in love with her Bridegroom. Only once she is perfected in love will she be without spot.
• Here John the Baptist shares how the church will be the bride of Christ, but how he is simply the friend of the bridegroom, not yet having entered into the New Covenant that Jesus brought through His death.
• John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: my joy therefore is completed.
See also: Wedding, Woman, Wife.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
The condition of the bridal dress, for instance; whether the general atmosphere was happy, etc.
All these factors should be looked up.
If you kissed or were kissed by a bride, you will have a small but pleasing inheritance.
See also Wedding.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This may be an anima figure, in a man’s dream, representing the feminine side of his psyche.
It is vitally important for a man to make contact w’ith and integrate his anima, since it is a neglected anima that is mainly responsible for projections, w hereby we construct a world out of our ow n (repressed) fears, etc., thus isolating ourselves more and more from the real wforld (for anima see Brother / Sister sections (4)-(6).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A specific event concerning your own development.
A desire for a partner, for bonding, or looking for balance between internal and external contradictions. Are you seeing your dream partner.7 Such a dream partner often depicts the ideal of your soulmate. Rarely, it signifies a warning of unwanted pregnancy. See Baby.
An unhappy or ugly bride or bridegroom often points to conflicts with your partner.
Alchemy sees these symbols as a connection between opposites. According to Jung, the images connect the masculine and feminine parts of the soul and are a symbol of light and fertility.
Folklore: Surprisingly, a bride and bridegroom in a dream always mean accident and great disappointment, particularly when you yourself are the bride or bridegroom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If a woman sees herself as a bride or with a bridal veil, it means positive developments in the romance department—maybe even marriage.
A man embracing a bride: a warning to him about a foolish love affair.
Depth Psychology: Leaving out the fact that the appearance of a bride in a dream is a sign of your need and desire for love, it also can mean that the contradictions in your personality are now in harmony. Sometimes, in a religious sense, a groom stands for God, and a bride for the Virgin Mary.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are one of these parties, it foretells some great disappointment.... Mystic Dream Book
If he cannot find the wedding ring in time for the ceremony, he will be criticized for his conduct by his superiors.
If a man dreams of being nervous while being married, he will be confronted with the necessity of making a momentous decision.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
1- i’o dream of a bridegroom usuallv indicates the desire to be married or to find a partner. It often shows the desire to be more responsible or to take on responsibility for someone else.
It is a connection with, and an understanding of, the ‘romantic’ side of one’s nature and indicates the need for integration of the intellect and the real world.
The need for partnership may be more intellectual than emotional. and we may need to make a connection with the drive of the masculine.
A bridegroom can represent the dreamer’s need to take care of somebody or something, and maybe to exert a degree of control.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A laughing bridegroom portends faithlessness on your part or on the pan of some valued friend.... The Complete Dream Book
It is a connection with, and an understanding of, the ‘romantic’ side of our nature and indicates the need for integration of the intellect and the real world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See also Wedding.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This may symbolize the animus (in a woman’s dream), representing the masculine side of her personality (for animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If her dress is torn, she will find that her husband is secretive.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream of being a bridesmaid and stepping on the bride’s train is a forerunner of a very embarrassing experience».... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream of being a bridesmaid, then you are processing your feelings and attitudes toward being in a secondary position, second fiddle, and the wind beneath someone’s wings.
If you are identified with the role of the bride, then the bridesmaid symbolizes that you are supported, and that you are connected to your female intuition. See Wedding, Sister and Best Friend.... Strangest Dream Explanations
See also Wedding.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
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 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
And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A need for connecting with the other side of the Self. See Bride / Bridegroom.
Folklore: A warning of false friends.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For a man soon to marry, or his partner, a situational dream that needs no further interpretation.
In earlier times, it was the groom’s responsibility to protect his lady. On the dream plane, this may equate to a guardian of some type who watches over you (see Angel, Ghost).... The Language of Dreams
(Also see Resurrection)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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