If you are a banister in your dream, then there will be a longer delay, but success is certain, unless, in Court, you dream that you lose your case.... Mystic Dream Book
The advocate embodies social justice and a sense of devotion to championing the rights of others in the public arena. The shadow advocate manifests in commitment to false or negative causes, or in committing to causes for personal gain.
If this figure appears in your dreams, you should ask yourself how much of your life is dedicated to the welfare of others, and a willingness to take action on their behalf.... The Element Encyclopedia
See also Cat.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Anything in your dream that emphasizes sound or size should be heeded closely.
For example, megaphones or microphones represent the need to communicate and be heard. On the dream plane, this can also be a message from the subconscious that is screaming for attention.... The Language of Dreams
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
Looking for something that is not easily obtained. What are you applying for? Are you confronted with new tasks that require talents you don’t know you have?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see a person turn and walk away from you, you may be sure envy and jealousy are working to your hurt.
To dream of your own back, bodes no good to the dreamer. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Level of responsibility (dreaming of pain).
3. Opposition, difﬁculties (someone else’s back). ... New American Dream Dictionary
In a dream, the back of a human being represents what people hold for him of praises or blame, acceptance or rejection, honor or humiliation, or it could represents one’s debts. Seeing the back of a human being in a dream also means following his tracks or practices.
If a positive look manifests therein, such as a sweet fragrance or the emergence of a radiant light, or if it turns into iron in the dream, it signifies one’s gratitude regarding his own condition. In a dream, the rear side of the human being represents his outward appearance or what renders the human being acceptable, or it could represent his garment, an ostentatious person, a show of grandeur, pride about one’s social class, a show of being wealthy, the surroundings of one’s house, the outskirts of a town, the outer display of one’s religion or his school of thought.
A broken back in a dream means fear, distress and sorrow.
If one sees his rear side dark in color, black or red in a dream, it means that he may suffer from physical abuse and beating during a fight. Seeing one’s own back in a dream also could mean buying new clothing, or it could mean feeling strong because of one’s knowledge, his son, power, political connections, wealth or property. Seeing one’s back in a dream also could mean to repudiate one’s wife. Ifone’s back is seared or cauterized in a dream, it denotes stinginess, or it could mean that he fails to comply with God’s rights upon him.
If one sees his back bent in a dream, it means a misfortune. Ifone sees the back of his friend in a dream, it means that his friend will turn his back to him at times when he needs him most.
If one sees the back of his enemy in a dream, it means that he will be guarded against his threats.
If one sees the back of an old woman in a dream, it means that the world is turning its back to him. Ifshe is in her middle age in the dream, it means that he is seeking something hard to obtain.
If she is a young woman in the dream, it means that he is expecting something and must be patient to acquire it. One’s back also represents old age. Back pain in a dream means poverty, sickness, debility, imprisonment of one’s boss or the death of a brother. One’s back in a dream also represents one’s dependence on a strong person. Ifone sees himselfcarrying a heavy load on his back in a dream, it means debts, or a vicious neighbor.
A broken back in a dream means losing one’s strength and power, or it could mean one’s death.
If a sick person sees his back broken in a dream, it means that the person who is taking care of him may die shortly, or it could mean that he will suffer from poverty. Carrying burdens over one’s back in a dream means sins. Carrying a coffin or a load ofmerchandise over one’s back in a dream means carrying forgotten debts that will surface at awkward times. Carrying wood over one’s back in a dream means backbiting, slandering people and reporting lies. Carrying a heavy load over one’s back in a dream also means having many children with little money to sustain them. Seeing a hunchbacked person in a dream means prosperity, longevity or having a large family.
(Also see Backbone, Backside, Body)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A psychiatrist once told me that many men in a tramp s home were diagnosed CWB; it meant ‘congenitally without backbone’. Example. ‘I was looking across a hedge at a bull. I seemed to be just looking at its back’ (Andy). Andy was a teenager, uncertain of himself. In this dream he was looking at his strength.
Someone on one’s back: feeling dominated by someone else; carrying one’s parents’ wants and decisions instead of one’s own. Idioms: backbreaking; back to the wall, behind one’s back; get off my back; put somebody’s back up; rod for one’s back, pat on the back; stab in the back; turn one’s back on; scratch my back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A dream about a back is a symbol that we are searching for our own hidden energies and weak points.
According to Jung, the unconscious begins at the back; every magical influence or cruel attack comes from behind. This was the original reason that people every- where wore amulets around their neck, hanging down at their backs.
(Today they hang down at the front.)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of seeing someone’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our character. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.
If we dream of turning our backs we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream.
2- There is a possibility that we are repressing our own urges or do not want to look at our inner feelings. We are in touch with the past and with memories.
3- Spiritually; we have to turn our back on the past and reject the known. It will be up to the dreamer to dccidc which elements of the past need rejecting.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A feeling of weakness in the lower back may indicate that you do not feel supported by others. Scars or wounds on the upper back may reflect too many burdens.
A hunched back may mean that you have been a martyr, carrying the burdens of others for too long. In general, looking at someone’s back means you are looking at his or her history.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream a man’s back is broken, hurt, or disfigured, shows his enemies will get the better of him, and that he will be scoffed at by ail persons.
To dream of the backbone signifies health and joy, and domestic comfort and prosperity.... The Complete Dream Book
The warning is even stronger if the back is of the opposite sex.
To slap a back hi a dream is a portent of loss of money.... The Complete Dream Book
The dream may also mean that some people are acting superior and clearly have a low opinion of you. Or is it the other way around?
Depth Psychology: Everything has two sides and can be judged from different perspectives. Are you afraid that something is going on “behind your back”? Are you unaware of something (maybe your own or other people’s action)? Are you hiding something—if so, what is it? The only thing you can do is turn it around and take a good look. See Front.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of a bare back, this represents an undisclosed truth that you are hiding from others. This is related to the phrase, ‘watch your back,’ and your dream could be indicating this very notion. Historically, dreaming of a back is an indicator that you should not loan money to anybody, especially not friends, as this could create undo pressure in your friendship.
To dream that someone turns their back to you indicates pain caused by coveting or envy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see a naked back in your dream is a warning not to lend money to anyone and if it is of the opposite sex the warning is doubled.
To see a person turn their back on you means you will be deeply hurt by jealousy or envy.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the person turns round and faces you, it is a sign that all will come well again before long.
To dream of your own Back is a favourable sign, though this is not met so often as dreams of your arms or legs or body. ... Mystic Dream Book
If your back is tall and straight, then this is a sign of confidence and -assuredness.
A hunched back is a sign of a defeatist attitude, shame or embarrassment.
If your back is against a wall, then you feel bullied. Or you may be feeling that someone is backing you up, supporting you in your life.
If you turn your back, then you are leaving an old way of being behind. See Lower Back and Upper Back.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the backbone is particularly noticeable in the dream we need to consider our main support structure. You might like to consider the entries for body and stab.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we dream of turning our backs, we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. You might also like to consult the individual entry for back for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If someone stands with their back to you during your dream, this is a warning that you should not lend money to friends, or it will cause disharmony in your relationship.
To dream of having a sore or aching back, suggests that you are suffering under the weight of your responsibilities. This dream may also relate to stress and pressure that someone else is putting on you.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of a bare back, be prepared for some reverses or loss of status.
If you dreamed of anyone turning his or her back on you, it indicates jealousy and envy among your associates which may cause you some worry, but it won’t be serious.
If they turned around and faced you again, you can be sure that the trouble will be temporary.
To dream of your own back is an unusual and happy omen indicating that whatever your problems may be they will soon evaporate.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) The human back - unless it is bent - may represent moral uprightness and physical or moral strength. A bent back is probably a sign that you are (feeling) overburdened or downcast. What is it that prevents you from holding your head high and opening yourself to life? Is it guilt-feelings, causing you to punish yourself? Is it your parents, vour boss, or someone else who won’t ‘get off vour back’ and keeps on imposing his or her choices and values on you? If a situation is getting you down, seriously consider getting yourself out of it physically.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Traditionally, it is said that evil is right behind. Therefore, to scare it off, many superstitious people throw spilled salt over their left shoulder. This dream may also point to a problematic situation that you have overcome, something that you have left behind.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Have you been stabbed or scratched in the back? Traditionally, seeing a back in your dream forewarns that you should not lend money to anyone. In particular, lending money to friends will cause a rift in your relationship.
If a person turns their back on you, this may suggest that you may be deeply hurt in waking life or that other people may not be ready to share their thoughts with you.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Family arguments (family members entering).
3. Secrets, especially lovers. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If it was friends who used your back door, be extremely careful in considering any new ventures.
If you dreamed that burglars or strangers were trying to break in your back door, it is the contrariest dream of all; look for a windfall of money!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For your friends to back-bite you, indicates worriment by servants and children. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To have someone back-bite you means you will have problems with family and/or children.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. Actions may have potential to hurt others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Courage and determination.
3. The “ﬂow” of emotions and feelings, possibly communication. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one finds his backbone strong in the dream, it means that he will develop wisdom or beget a son who will grow strong and become ajust person. Perhaps one’s backbone could be interpreted to mean crucifixion, or it could mean marriage to a virgin.
If one sees a tree growing from his backbone in a dream, it means an illness.
If a sick person sees his backbone turned into iron in a dream, it means recovering from his illness.
(Also see Back)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- If the backbone is particularly noticeable in the dream we need to consider our main support structure.
2- Intellectually wc need to consider our firmness of character.
3- In certain dreams the backbone because it is the most stable part of our structure signifies the Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are defeated in the game, you will be unfortunate in bestowing your affections, and your affairs will remain in an unsettled condition.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A feeling that good fortune is in the ofﬁng, wealth (to win).
3. Dubious characters afoot, misfortune, sometimes in love (to lose). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Chess; Games)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a backgammon game shows you will be, or will have, an unwelcome guest in the near future.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you won, you can expect an inheritance in the near future, or a valuable gift.
If you lost, look out for a tricky business associate.
If you were kibbitzing a game of backgammon in your dream, it indicates a coming triumph over opposition.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Burden or responsibility.
3. Unﬁnished business or memories rising to the surface, emotional “baggage.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
The burden that you are carrying around with you, or relaxation and moving about in nature.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: How much responsibility did you take on? What experiences from the past are you still carrying around? Have they becomc a crushing burden? A dream about a backpack is very important and—together with the rest of the images—ought to be explored in depth.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the bag on your back becomes large and overly heavy, you’re carrying an unreasonable burden in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
A backpack puts such helpful items easily at your disposal, with the implication of a journey on foot. Such a journey is symbolic of a trek into deeper places of your consciousness, and therefore the backpack is symbolic of the assistance you may need along the way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Feelings of unimportance, being secondary.
3. Feelings of being picked on, dominated (as in “backseat driver”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Back)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The power to change a situation is actually well within your reach. There are certain aspects of your life that will bring you knowledge and help you in moving toward greater success. Be more aware in your daily life of signs and opportunities.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
2. A need or desire to remove oneself or to “back off” from a situation or relationship.
3. Difﬁculties in communication, misunderstanding. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Mentally we are not using our best faculties. When she looked backwards, loot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.
To look back into the past can be detrimental.
3- Regressive tendencies can cause us to move backwards into previous behaviour patterns.
The dreamer should take note of what is happening in his life at this time, and determine the reasons for this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be looking back in dreams suggests that mentally we are not using our best faculties or are not looking to the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Childhood, nostalgia. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Engagement.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The things in your backyard are those that you wish to remain buried in the past.
The neatness of your backyard indicates the balance in your own life. This dream also indicates hardship.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the yard was messy, weedy or you felt scared, this means that there are hostile influences around you at the moment and you should avoid any changes for the time being.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Being tested, pushed beyond reason—often by an individual, often in work-related affairs. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Beauty If you dream of reaching perfect beauty you are trying to create a chimera, a utopia. Beauty is a temporary attribute, something ephemeral.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you lose your birth certificate denotes confusion about your own self-identity.
If you dream of someone stealing your birth certificate, or getting a fake one, you may secretly feel that you’re not good enough.... My Dream Interpretation
The larger the cat, the more powerful the medicine it has to offer. Bobcats are solitary in nature and are patient, stealthy hunters. When the bobcat appears in a dream, you are being asked to combine focused intention with great patience in order to get what you most desire.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The camcorder with its greater technological abilities has a similar meaning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A broken camera or camcorder immediately suggests a faulty memory or distorted perception.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
4. Unhealthful (smoking “camels” or some other cigarette).
6. Able to store up resources for surviving leaner times. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one finds himself unable to control his camel in a dream, it means being overcome by a strong opponent. Ifone sees himself holding the reins of a camel and driving it on a paved road in a dream, it means that he will guide a heedless person and lead him on the straight path.
If one takes the camel through a side road in a dream, it means that he will lead such a person into wrongdoing.
If a she-camel leaves one’s house in a dream, it means separation from one’s wife through either a divorce or death.
A camel in a dream also represents prosperity, trials, a tree or women’s holdings.
A tamed camel in a dream represents a learned person. Collecting camel’s fur in a dream means money.
(Also see Counting camels; Milk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same is the case when a strong, red camel is seen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The ability to “overcome dry periods.” In addition, this is also a symbol of the search for what is essential.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Psychologically the camel can represent stamina and self- sufficiency.
3- Dignity, the bearer of royalty.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a caravan of camels, then it will be money that is coming.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Being a desert creature, camels often represent a dry spell in our lives when we must have patience. Additionally, there is a subtle caution here not to drink any figurative “water” too quickly during this drought, lest you run out or get sick.
In Africa, a symbol of obedient service.
In Arabia, camels are the guardians of the waters, which in this case reflects the intuitive or emotional nature of the dreamer. Are you safeguarding your heart or throwing caution to the winds?
Some important biblical figures are also associated with this creature. John the Baptist was clothed in camel hair (again relating to water) as a symbol of his temperance, and the Magi rode camels to Christ’s birth, making this a creature of dig-nitv and stamina.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Seeing a camel means anger and frustration, because problems you thought were solved are back. Seeing camels loaded with merchandise: a reward for your efforts and caring. Buying or riding on a camel: you would like others to take care of your responsibilities.
Depth Psychology: The camel represents patience, perseverance, and stamina. Are you the camel—trying to lighten the load? While it may make it easier to get through rough times, don’t overdo it.... Dreamers Dictionary
A camel can also symbolize your ability to tackle challenges and obstacles head on.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The camel suggests dignity as the bearer of royalty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you were riding cm a camel or saw them in a herd, your future is very bright indeed.
See also Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is not a common dream, although it is a great omen that signals achieving goals and taking endeavors with determination and good work. (See ANIMALS)
It predicts significant achievements for the dreamer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Occasionally the camel’s hump may suggest pregnancy or the desire for children.... The Element Encyclopedia
To own a camel, is a sign that you will possess rich mining property.
To see a herd of camels on the desert, denotes assistance when all human aid seems at a low ebb, and of sickness from which you will arise, contrary to all expectations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Anything small. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a young woman to dream that she is taking pictures with a camera, foretells that her immediate future will have much that is displeasing and that a friend will subject her to acute disappointment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Hint that a situation should be examined more closely. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If someone is taking your picture the dream is drawing attention to your life ... Christian Dream Symbols
The film in the camera refers to the initial screen, the creative power of the soul, where external impressions leave their imprint.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be using a camera in a dream means we arc recording events or occasions which we may need to remember or take note of more fully. Being filmed indicates that we need to look more carefully at our actions and reactions to certain situations.
2- There is a necessity to retain a mental picture of what is important to us.
3- There is a need to be watchful.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are being filmed it may imply we are in need of paying closer attention to our behaviour or actions.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If you are the one handling the camera, then you are processing feelings of being on the outside looking in.
If you are the one being photographed, then this is about self love.
If you are avoiding having your picture taken, you are trying to maintain your privacy. See Picture.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream about running out of film, you may not have the tools or experience to deal with a current situation on your own. Ask for help.... My Dream Interpretation
For a woman, a very pleasant experience with a male companion.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Whether you or someone else used or had the camera it signifies insincere friends around you.
Be especially cautious about giving any confidences of a personal nature.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the camera does not work well or when developing the picture the image is not clear maybe you are avoiding an issue in real life. It can also refer to your desire to revive the past and keep it forever.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A camera in your dream may relate to a desire to be public about your experience and to continually reflect about where you have been in your journey.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you find yourself studying a specific photograph or film that you have taken in your dream, this suggests that something in your waking life may have escaped your attention and you need to re-examine it in more detail. A dream of using a tape recorder may have a similar interpretation to dreams of using a camera or camcorder, in that you wish to remember the chatter and noise that is currently filling your life.
If you hit any of the buttons on your camera, tape recorder or camcorder, this may express a wish to pause, rewind or fast-forward to the past or the future.
If you dreamed of recording your thoughts on a Dictaphone, this may be to ensure that you remember them when you awake.
If you dreamed of peering through a camera lens and become frustrated because everything was out of focus and you couldn’t get it into focus, the suggestion may be that you are not seeing things as clearly as you should in waking life. Perhaps your mind is clouded with emotions and you have lost sight of the truth.
If you fitted a wide-angle lens to your camera or adjusted the focus to improve your vision, the implication may be that you need to take a broader view of your waking situation. Pay attention also to the image you are filming or photographing and ask yourself whether you are portraying it accurately; this will indicate whether you have an accurate or distorted viewpoint in waking life. Finally, do not forget that cameras and camcorders are also tools used by artists and creative people to produce beautiful shots or thought-provoking films, so if you dreamed of feeling happy when using your camera or camcorder, this could suggest that you are neglecting your creative talent in waking life. See also TIME.... The Element 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
3. Quick. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A cat in a dream also means shunning off one’s husband, wife or children, or it could mean a fight, theft, adultery, disloyalty, eavesdropping, backbiting or bearing a child from adultery, a bastard child, or it could represent a gentle speaking person, a toadying person or someone who desires to be accepted by others, and should he find an opportune moment, he will spoil everyone’s peace. Acat in a dream also represents a banal woman who likes herself.
If a cat steels something from her master, it means that he may pay a fine, have a fight with his relatives or children, and it could mean a robbery.
A wildcat in a dream means adversities, toiling and a wretched life. Selling a cat in a dream means spending one’s money.
The scratch of a cat in a dream means that one will be betrayed by his servant.
The bite of a cat in a dream represents a hoaxer or a crooked woman.
It is also said that a cat’s bite in a dream means an illness that will last one full year.
(Also see Tomcat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A black cat may symbolize woe to an unbeliever ... Christian Dream Symbols
The animal looked up at my face as I wanted to kiss it.
The lips had pink lipstick on. I kissed it, its paw came up around my arm, I could see the black claws. We were rolling around on the floor, it felt very sexual’ (Monica). Refined female sexuality, unless the cat is markedly a torn; can be our intuition, warning us through its sensitivity to moods or unseen dangers. Idioms: copy cat; bell the cat; cat and mouse; cat’s whiskers; cat out of the bag; cat and dog life; cat on hot bricks; something the cat brought in; a cat’s paw; cat among the pigeons; while the cat’s away. See example in kiss. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is a symbol of female sexual organs (pussy) and sexual aggression. But it is also a sign of physical agility, orgasm, and freedom.
If a man or a woman is having a cat dream, it always addresses the feminine side (anima).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A cat washing itself means you need to get your affairs in order.
A cat walking or running is a sign of missed opportunity If a cat scratches you, you will be involved in a lawsuit.
To hear a cats meow is to be warned of coming unpleasantness.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
With a mouse: The power of good over evil. In ancient Egypt, the great God Ra was sometimes depicted as a cat slaying a make with similar connotations.
The ability to land on your feet, even in difficult circumstances, and remain independent.
An emblem of rebirth and new beginnings. Cats have nine lives, upon which one are you now embarking?
If seen on a sailing vessel, very good luck and health (see Boat). Cats eliminated mice from ships on long journeys, thereby decreasing disease.
Magical or mystical energy.
The cat was a sacred creature to the Greek goddess Hecate, and the Roman goddess Diana, both patronesses of witches. Additionally, it was the most commonly mentioned familiar for witches in old Grimoires, medieval books of practical magic that included spells, herbals, and folk wisdom.
An alternative symbol of feminine, lunar characteristics.
Hissing and scratching: A “catty” nature rearing its ugly head, or withheld aggression toward women.
The Cheshire Cat is an emblem of haughty or arrogant attitudes (see Laughter).... The Language of Dreams
The birth of kittens in your dream may announce the opening of intuitive abilities.
A black cat appearing in a dream can represent the malevolent quality of psychic power and can reflect your fears in using your psychic abilities. You may falsely believe these abilities to be evil or destructive.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If he dreams that he eats cat’s flesh, he will have the goods of the thief that robbed him: if be dream be hath the skin, then he will have ali the thief s goods.
If anyone dreams be fought with a cat that scratched him sorely, that denotes some sickness or affliction.
If any shall dream that a woman was delivered of a cat, instead of a well- shaped child, it is a bad hieroglyphic, and betokens no good to the dreamer. Also the cat signifies a person of loose morals.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Seeing a white cat: you feel great affection for someone. Seeing a two-colored cat: your feelings are passionate.
A black cat: always a warning of impending danger. Seeing several cats: be careful, your lover is unfaithful. Dreaming about wild cats: you will have a fight with your neighbors.
Depth Psychology: The cat is, on one hand, a symbol of female sexuality, and on the other hand the essence of deceit. In the dream of a man, the cat stands for his present love life: he has—or would like to have—an intimate relationship with a woman, but a misstep on his side or hers is also part of the picture.
A tomcat in a dream suggests male aggression, together with extreme sexual cravings and frequently changing love partners. See Animal. Seeing the claws of a cat indicates that either you have suffered emotional harm or you have injured someone else!... Dreamers Dictionary
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If you chase the cat away you will overcome your adversaries or turn your bad luck into good.
For the cat lovers who dream of cats you have a whole new meaning....if the cat is beautiful you will meet an attractive person who will become your mate.
If the cat scratches you then will you meet with treachery and deceit.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is a dream of contrary and shows unexpected deceit by some one whom you trust.... Mystic Dream Book
If you see a black cat it does not mean bad luck, it may be reminding you to pay attention to your intuition and psychic abilities. See Animal.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The elegant but also the powerful yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Fierce defense of loved ones or pursuit of something desperately desired.
Royalty; godliness; a keeper of hidden knowledge. Astrological parallels: Venus, Taurus.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of being a cat means you will triumph in an upcoming conflict.
If you don’t like cats, or you have an unpleasant experience with them in your dream, you are uncomfortable in some way with the more feminine side of your personality. Also see “Cat Food”, “Cat Litter” and “Kitten.”... My Dream Interpretation
A dream wherein the cat attacks you indicates enemies of the female sex.
If you drive the cat away, no harm can damage your reputation. Another version for a thin cat augurs bad news about a friend.
If you chase the cat away, the friend will be safe from danger or illness.
A white cat denotes improprieties for the young, losses for adults.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
See also Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are afraid of them in real life, they may represent in dreams things you are frightened of in yourself. But remember that a real-life fear of cats may be a symptom indicating a fear of some aspect of the femininity that cats generally symbolize: your mother, your own femininity (whether you are a man or a woman), your unconscious psyche. Nature’s energy or wisdom, the ultimate mystery of life and death and rebirth.
(2) The feminine in its various aspects may be experienced as both positive and negative. The cat may represent the positive, creative - fertile - aspect of the feminine. (In mythology cats are often associated with fertility goddesses.) The dream might be pointing to the possibility of new growth in your personality through a fuller integration of your anima, perhaps (if you are a man), or through a greater reliance on intuition or dream messages.
However, the cat may also symbolize the negative, ‘catty5 or destructive aspect of femininity.
If feminine characteristics in you are repressed, they will probably present themselves, both in dreams and in waking life, in a negative way. For example, a man whose femininity is not integrated into his conscious life may behave in a destructively catty way towards other people.
(3) A black cat may have associations of good luck and prosperity or of evil. (Cats are associated with witches, who - according to how informed your opinion of them is - arc cither priestesses of the Earth Mother and therefore represent the power and wisdom of Nature, or Satan-worshippers and therefore symbols of all that is bad.) See also Witch.
(4) Cats’ eyes are moon-like, and, like the moon, they may signify either the anima, or the unconscious seen as a fruitful womb - a rich source of (new) life. See also Moon, Woman... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If it scratches you, you should expect professional jealousy. The color of the animal carries its secondary symbolism. So, black cats are usually associated with darkness and death, but this kind of analogy only works on superstitious people.
In mythology, the figure of the cat was associated with the pagan fertility gods who represented the power and wisdom of nature. Similarly, for the Egyptians, cats were sacred and they guarded the souls of the dead. It was not until the arrival of the Christians when they began to be considered evil relatives of witches. For this reason, many books on dreams affirm that cats presage disadvantages.
CAT - analysis of the dream
Marta dreamed: “I was petting Gea [her precious Persian kitten] when she turned to me and said: ‘pretty, more than pretty.’ I was delighted that my cat could talk, I knew she was very clever... but this was too much! Suddenly, her feline face transformed into John’s, but now she did not speak. He rather emitted terrible barking sounds and foam was coming out his mouth. I tried to hold him and calm him but he slipped out of my hands like a lizard.”
One of the most magical and intense forces of our oneiric world is transformation: animals that become people; individuals who transform into trees, monsters, or other persons; buildings that disappear... These transformations are almost always a sign of psychological changes in our lives. When Martha had this dream she had just had a little argument with her boyfriend. This dream was warning her that she should be more considerate and attentive to him. To dream that a cat is seeking you to pet her indicates that someone is trying to seduce or feels strongly attracted to you. In the case of Marta it reflected her boyfriend’s devotion and love for her. However, the fact that he first transformed into a fierce dog and then an elusive lizard denotes that such affection could also vanish or turn into resentment if she did not contribute to keep it up. The fact that she was gently petting her kitten and that the latter talked to praise Marta indicates Marta’s ability to transmit affection and the certainty that all would be fixed with dialogue.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the dream suggests cats are to be feared, this can indicate fear of the female in oneself, fear of females or a particular ‘catty’ female, or difficulty in meeting feelings and intuition.
If you are allergic to cats and dream of one, it might signify a negative and threatening reaction to a situation or relationship.
If cats speak in your dreams, this suggests sexuality, femininity and an ability to express it.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are a woman who likes cats and one appears in your dream, this may be a manifestation of one of the positive aspects of the female principle: the mother, high priestess or Amazon archetype.
If you are a man, it may have been guiding your anima towards an appreciation of the feminine part of your personality. Your dream may also have been urging you to place more reliance on your instincts when dealing with a current situation.
If, however, you dislike cats or the cat in your dream is aggressive, then it suggests that you are having problems relating to the feminine aspect of yourself. The dream cat may have represented the more negative female archetypes of the terrible mother, siren huntress or witch. Or perhaps there is a deceitful woman in your life who is behaving cattily. Alternatively did your dream cat remind you of a pun? Are you feeling smug, like the cat who got the cream or were you being reminded that curiosity killed the cat?
If you see a cat with no tail in your dream, this signifies a loss of independence and lack of autonomy. To dream that a cat is biting or scratching you symbolizes the devouring female or perhaps you are taking and taking without giving. You may be expressing some fear or frustration, especially if something is not going as planned. Such a dream may also be a warning against treacherous people in your life or it may also represent a part of your personality that is crying out for love and attention.
If a cat is injured or killed in your dream, your dream may be a reference to the nine lives that cats enjoy. In this regard, your dream refers to the overcoming of numerous obstacles in your waking life; the resilience of the cat represents your own inner strength and tenacity. Generally, cats are symbolic of feminine power and independence, so if one appears in your dream, have you been feeling that these characteristics are not being expressed within yourself?
If you come across a cat in your dream and spend a great deal of effort trying to locate its owner, it could be because you are the owner of that ‘cat’. The cat is symbolic of a part of your inner self. The characteristics that cats represent can be understood by thinking about their ‘essence’, or the associations that we make when we think about cats. Cats are territorial animals. They are guardians of their space. They are also aloof and a part of them can never be domesticated. Culturally, there is a sexual connotation in regard to cats. Thus, in your dream you could have found that special part of yourself—the sexy, soft and curious you (the cat within). The trouble is you insist on giving it back to an elusive owner. Your dreaming mind may be urging you to claim what is rightfully yours
A cat will have several different meanings in your dream according to its color or the color it changes into. So, for example, to see a black cat in your dream suggests that you should trust your instincts or intuition more.
If you associate black or white cats with bad luck or misfortune, then to dream of them indicates your negative mindset (see COLORS).
If you dreamed of a cat in a cage this may be a reference to your own sense of crippled independence.
Kittens represent your inner child, playfulness and self-responsibility, so to dream about a kitten may mean that you need to take more time for yourself, have more fun, and nurture yourself and your sense of play more. According to dreamlore from the Middle Ages, it was unlucky to dream about cats because of their association with witchcraft. Prior to that, however, cats were sacred to the Egyptians as custodians of the souls of the dead.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the cat is overpowered, he will recover quickly. But if the cat bites him he will remain ill for a lengthy period. According to Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen his illness will span for one whole year. And a wild cat bespeaks of more serious illness and for a greater period.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of eating cat food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... My Dream Interpretation
The Cat in the Hat may come to trick and coax you into having fun even with seemingly unpleasant circumstances of life. He may also represent cleverness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
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
A bad influence; doubt and unbelief... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
If the cataract frightens you, the portent is ominous.... The Complete Dream Book
If the water is clear and running easily, then expect domestic happiness.... Mystic Dream Book
If you escaped injury and/or gave assistance in any way, the change will be a happy one; otherwise you would be well advised to avoid any form of risk in the year ahead.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For the lay dreamer it is more useful to put dreams into much broader categories such as psychological. ESP, body, sexual, spiritual and problem solving. In researching the data for this book, some special cluster of dream themes were noticed.
For instance a cluster was noted in women past middle age, they dreamt of walking in a town and losing their husband. Description of these clusters can be seen in son and husband under family; losing teeth under body; flying; secret room under house; dead people; individuation. See also dream as meeting place; dream as spiritual guide; dream as therapist and healer; sex in dreams; ESP in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A commercial caterer in a dream represents someone who deters benefits. Pastry caterer in a dream represents a man of knowledge, or he could mean profits.
A travel caterer in a dream represents migration from one’s homeland or changes in one’s living conditions. Seeing a caterer in a dream is a good sign for someone who desires to get married. Seeing a hospital’s caterer in a dream does not convey the best of meanings.
A caterer in a dream also represents someone who encourages people to work and seek an honest livelihood.
To see oneselfcatering a dinner for his own house in a dream represents a wedding.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a caterpillar, foretells you will be placed in embarrassing situations, and there will be small honor or gain to be expected. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Recognition that one has potential.
3. Desire to sharpen one’s image.
4. Desire to sharpen one’s approach to things. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Butterfly)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The butterfly is a symbol of transformation; it represents a level of individual achievement.
The caterpillar, on the other hand, may indicate that you are on your way but have not reached your goal. You may be in earlier stages of accomplishing a real-life goal, a relationship goal, or even a spiritual goal.
The caterpillar may represent a specific area of your life or may be symbolic of the larger you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2- To dream of caterpillars would indicate that we need to remain flexible in our attitude to change. Also, because of the caterpillar’s association with creeping things, it may represent evil or difficulty.
3- The spiritual potential, largely unrecognised, which must transmute into something more beautiful.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To kill one is a sign that your affair will be broken off.
To find one on your person predicts a disagreeable experience with someone you regarded as a friend.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: You—or people around you—have hidden talents that will emerge later.
The caterpillar can also point to physical cravings, because it is “blind to the intellectual and spiritual dimension.”... Dreamers Dictionary
The caterpillar stage of growth is about budding potential and beauty and the importance of honoring the ordinary and mundane aspects of your life. This dream can also be a suggestion to take your time and not rush a new relationship. Consider the feeling tone. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Be extremely careful of your actions following this dream or you could be put in a humiliating position with no defense.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The caterpillar must do something tremendously courageous: it must willingly give up its own life. It has no idea of the miracle to come. When the caterpillar comes to your dream, you are being asked to consider total and utter surrender, to take a great leap of faith, trusting that miracles occur.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If moving to chrysalis stage, this suggests you may be moving towards making very profound life changes.
If already a chrysalis, a new aspect of yourself is forming and is ready to emerge.
Caterpillars may also indicate a desire to withdraw from social activity.... The Element Encyclopedia
Many films, plays and books contain cathartic scenes in which various characters express intense feelings of rage, anger, guilt or hostility and, by so doing, resolve the key issues in their lives. Catharsis also occurs in dreams; your unconscious conjures up various scenarios in which negative emotions are expressed or acted out. It is urging you to face up to difficult feelings and take action to resolve them in your real life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Holy place, self-contemplation, quietness in times of unrest, as in Chapel and Church, only stronger because of its size and more intense. Nostalgic, remembering old times. Structuring one’s own life, great works, correlating many different strengths, fulfilling one’s calling.
Security and a place of quiet. It often suggests the need to take time out for contemplation.
Folklore: Viewing a cathedral from the outside is positive; from the inside, negative.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the cat attacks you, you will have enemies who will go to any extreme to blacken your reputation and to cause you loss of property. But if you succeed in banishing it, you will overcome great obstacles and rise in fortune and fame.
If you meet a thin, mean and dirty-looking cat, you will have bad news from the absent. Some friend lies at death’s door; but if you chase it out of sight, your friend will recover after a long and lingering sickness.
To hear the scream or the mewing of a cat, some false friend is using all the words and work at his command to do you harm.
To dream that a cat scratches you, an enemy will succeed in wrenching from you the profits of a deal that you have spent many days making.
If a young woman dreams that she is holding a cat, or kitten, she will be influenced into some impropriety through the treachery of others.
To dream of a clean white cat, denotes entanglements which, while seemingly harmless, will prove a source of sorrow and loss of wealth. When a merchant dreams of a cat, he should put his best energies to work, as his competitors are about to succeed in demolishing his standard of dealing, and he will be forced to other measures if he undersells others and still succeeds.
To dream of seeing a cat and snake on friendly terms signifies the beginning of an angry struggle. It denotes that an enemy is being entertained by you with the intention of using him to find out some secret which you believe concerns yourself; uneasy of his confidences given, you will endeavor to disclaim all knowledge of his actions, as you are fearful that things divulged, concerning your private life, may become public. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see cattle lean and shaggy, and poorly fed, you will be likely to toil all your life because of misspent energy and dislike of details of work. Correct your habits after this dream.
To see cattle stampeding, means that you will have to exert all the powers of command you have to keep your career in a profitable channel.
To see a herd of cows at milking time, you will be the successful owner of wealth that many have worked to obtain.
To a young woman this means that her affections will not suffer from the one of her choice.
To dream of milking cows with udders well filled, great good fortune is in store for you.
If the calf has stolen the milk, it signifies that you are about to lose your lover by slowness to show your reciprocity, or your property from neglect of business.
To see young calves in your dream, you will become a great favorite in society and win the heart of a loyal person.
For business, this dream indicates profit from sales.
For a lover, the entering into bonds that will be respected.
If the calves are poor, look for about the same, except that the object sought will be much harder to obtain. Long-horned and dark, vicious cattle, denote enemies. See Calves. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A sexual dream, declares Freud.... The Fabric of Dream
To dream of milking a cow is an indication that you will be fortunate in both business and love, in proportion to the amount of milk secured.
If the cow proves to be dry, or nearly so, coolness is likely to develop in your affair of the heart, and your business will probably decline.
It is a fortunate augury to sec calves in a dream, and yearlings indicate prosperity.... The Complete Dream Book
A herd of cattle feeding in a pasture denotes that your life and your income will be easy. But if you are forcing the cattle to go somewhere they do not wish to be, you will find you must work harder and harder to maintain your present level of income.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Grazing cattle promises fortune. Thin animals foresee hard times; fat ones,
prosperous future; a large herd, agitation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A cattle dealer in a dream also represents a hunter or a fisherman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the cattle were peacefully grazing, it is a good omen of “easy come” prosperity.
If you had to drive the cattle in your dream, you will also be successful but only through hard and diligent effort.
Black or large-horned cattle suggest that your business affairs receive closer attention in order to avoid a loss.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The cat can be a symbol of sexuality, femininity, prosperity and power.
A cat is also an independent animal, and in your dream you may be associating yourself or someone else with these characteristics. Usually the dream is telling you about yourself and not others. Historically black cats have been symbols of evil and bad luck.
If you are a cat lover and have one as a pet, the symbolism may not apply to your dream. Old, superstition-based dream interpretations say that a cat is a bad omen and that you can expect deceit from those that you trust.
Feminine representation and qualities.
Cats can be both positive and negative depending on how your relationship is with cats in general, and what the cat is doing in the dream. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A certificate is a symbol of authenticity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you’ve been waiting for a certificate to feel worthy or to begin doing your life’s work, then here it is.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is associated with the desire to leave the darkness and seek the light. In oneiric images it may be represented in many ways: turning on the light of a dark room, cleaning the house, the car’s windows, etc. In any case, it is a sign of the dreamer’s need to clear the horizon, to see clearly and hit the road again. It shows a clear intention of spiritual growth.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For many, to say, “I understand you” is synonymous with “I love you.”... Strangest Dream Explanations
A database would, for instance, suggest the ordering of information. Text messaging might suggest brief but necessary information, whereas a fax, being slightly outdated, requires us to bring what we know up to date.
The telephone signifies communication with unseen people and might therefore highlight communication with the spirit world.
The television is, quite literally, a medium through which information is passed.
The internet will tend to signify wider, more global, communication and available information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A stored document suggests that we are making a link with past memories or stored information which we may need to access in order to progress.
The computer and other high technology images are now such a part of people’s lives that it very much depends on other circumstances in the dream as to the correct interpretation of the image.
A computer crashing, for instance, suggests that there is a problem with the means of communication rather than communication itself. As modern day technology spreads, such an image may simply be a means of conveying a message from the unconscious to the conscious mind, whereas in other cases it will be a reminder of personal potential or abilities.
A keyboard, requiring a certain degree of skill, can suggest the stages of proficiency we need to acquire in order to communicate our ideas efficiently.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
• It can also indicate feelings of isolation and being left out. Do you feel unable to express yourself? Are you being heard? Are you failing to get your message across? • Communication dreams are also a way for your dreaming mind to communicate a relevant message to you so pay attention to what you hear or see written down in these types of dreams.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you dream that you have muddled your words, this suggests a vain struggle to attract the attention of someone in your dream. The inability to say the right words when you meet them may symbolize feelings of inadequacy in real life or a deep sense of frustration that the important people in your life, or the people you respect and admire, do not appreciate or even notice you. One of the most distressing scenarios in a dream is when you try to talk or cry out but have no voice.
If you have such a dream, try to work out who is not hearing you in waking life; do you need to listen more and give your voice a rest?
Tripping up in public, forgetting your words when giving a speech, treading on someone’s toes in a dance, or spilling food and drink over a VIP can all betray a deep sense of social inadequacy, even with regard to people close to you. Perhaps your ineptitude masks an element of defiance, expressing your feelings of frustration with the stifling rules and norms of social convention.
If someone you know appears in a dream but you find yourself unable to recognize them, this suggests feelings of frustration or ambivalence towards that person in waking life. A similar sense is conveyed if you are looking on as a spy whilst a friend or lover commits a crime, or an illicit or compromising act.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
2. Unloading unexpressed fears and anxieties.
3. Low self-worth, self-esteem (to be defecated on). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Defoliate It is a dream indicating a ideal time for change and renewal. The mind needs to leave behind old attachments and to take a new path. It can be interpreted as a desire to learn new things, to travel, and to broaden the horizons.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the experience is indeed repugnant, then you may be in some form of resistance to a deeper process that is going on that may require getting “down and dirty” with shadow material. Eating feces points to needing to integrate your own creativity into some aspect of your life. Playing with or handling feces (and how you felt about doing so) may indicate your level of comfort with a transition in your life that may be requiring you to go deeper into your “own shit” in order to find a new sense of self.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If he is unknown to him, he will pursue a matter wherein he will not succeed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are in places of learning, foretells for you many influential friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream you are attending college shows that your desire for education will set you apart from the rest, and denotes that you will have a successful life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
1- To dream of a place of education, such as a school or college indicates that we should be considering our own need for discipline or disciplined action. We are perhaps inadequately prepared for a task we arc to perform, and to access need more knowledge.
2- Since dreaming of education usually takes us back to a former state, we need to apply knowledge from the experiences we have had to enable us to deal with a present situation.
3- Education can be taken as a symbol of Spiritual Awareness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream you are attending college shows that your desire for education will set you apart from the rest and denotes that you will have a successful life.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If your dream fea- tured getting or extending it, the prediction is that any success you achieve will be purely commercial; if, on the other hand, your dream concerned a lack of it, you will probably at- tain recognition in a cul- tural endeavor.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If your initials are carved on the desk, this also expresses your desire to make your mark on the world. Freudians would argue that opening a desk and searching inside is a symbol of sexual intercourse.
Many of us associate ink with our schooldays and if ink is spilled over a sheet of paper in your dream, this may suggest feelings of guilt. The shade of ink will be significant: black ink will symbolize evil thoughts or deeds, whilst red will symbolize impulsive acts. Dreaming of notebooks or schoolbooks can suggest a great deal; are the notebooks neat, suggesting an ordered mind or are they messy, suggesting confusion? If there are doodles alongside the scribbles, this suggests a creative personality that thrives in chaos. If, in your dream, your schoolbag is filled with pens, papers, books and apples, this suggests the happiness gained from happy experience but if the schoolbag is heavy and cumbersome, you may be feeling weighed down by the past. Pay attention to the quality and condition of the school bag as it could reveal a lot about your current approach to life.
If the school bell rings suggesting that a lesson is over, this may indicate the end of a difficult phase in your life but if the bell comes at the end of a playtime, it could signify regret that a happy period in your life is coming to an end.... The Element Encyclopedia
An educator in a dream also means a coach or an animal trainer. Seeing oneself as an educator in a dream means advancing in one’s field. Amath teacher in a dream represents intellect and wisdom. Adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing in a dream represents common benefits and losses one incurs during the course of his life.
A Qur’[m teacher in a dream represents singing, honor or favors.
An unknown teacher in a dream represents the Almighty God Himself.
(Also see Teacher)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
But if the vulture flies with him vertically towards the heavens, he will die while on a journey. For, such a vulture would then represent the angel of death.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of having any difficulties with the horse’s saddle, pay more careful attention to your personal affairs. Some change to your current plans might work in your favor.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Back; Body); Hump)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A hunched back may suggest that you may have piled too many of other people’s problems on your shoulders.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If it is curved—as happens with hunchbacked people—it reflects a weakness of character and emotional dissatisfaction. For this reason, if you see a hunchback in a dream, it could indicate you are hiding something and feel insecure.
analysis of a dream
Felipe dreamed: “I often dream that I am very hungry and I can’t find food anywhere: my fridge is empty or full of inedible objects—like a watch, a ball, a sock.... I decide to go out and buy something, but the grocery stores are closed or close just as I am about to go in. So I get really mad. Other times I dream of a table full of exotic fruits (figs, grapes, papayas, strawberries) but when I bring something to my mouth, it turns to smoke or disappears. Then I wake up in a very bad mood, but curiously, I’m not hungry.” Dreams about food sometimes have a merely physiological trigger. However, in Felipe’s case—since he wakes up not hungry—they are warning him about another type of necessity, concretely hunger for affection and safety. When Felipe began to have this type of dream, he had broken up with a partner several months earlier. Even though it was his girlfriend who make the decision, he felt strong and optimistic and bragged about having gotten over it easily. However, his unconscious was reminding him, through dreams, that he was emotionally dry and more vulnerable than he thought. Gluttony sometimes has a sexual connotations: the fruit especially reveals a unsatisfied sensual desire. The fact that he couldn’t find food or stores open reflected his inability to understand his emotions and express them.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you lose your I.D., denotes confusion about your own self-identity.
If you dream of fake I.D., you may secretly feel that you’re not good enough, and worry that others don’t really like you. Try to improve your confidence level!... My Dream Interpretation
A lost or stolen wallet, driver’s license, or passport may suggest confusion about the dreamer’s self-identity or self-confidence.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of others being intoxicated, you will lose out when a loan is not repaid to you, but don’t worry - it won’t matter that much to you.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Wanting to “let go,” have a good time and detach from current problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- When we are intoxicated in a dream it can be important to decide what has caused us to become intoxicated. Being drunk can indicate a loss of control, whereas a change of state brought about by drugs can represent a change in awareness.
2- The changes that occur in consciousness through intoxication can be mirrored in a dream. Sometimes that change can be depressive - suggesting a need to explode the negative in our lives; sometimes they can be euphoric showing our ability to reach a state similar to a kind of mania.
3- There Is a type of euphoria which is experienced at certain stages of spiritual development.
This usuallv occurs as we move from one level of awareness to another, and is to do with the sudden influx of new energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of meeting a drunk means you should beware of financial losses.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If by reading it a pleasant feeling comes up, then your future is protected; if it produces anxiety, it may indicate that you need to take things more positively.
If the letter is from a friend, you need support; if it comes from a company or institution, you crave changing your job; however, if you dream that you do not receive letters, it should encourage you to get in touch with your loved ones. It could be that they are requiring your help. The letter could also come from your unconscious that tries to give you a message about your behavior or circumstances.
It is important that you pay attention to it.
For some superstitions, dreaming of a letter portends unexpected news. For others, it predicts a close marriage.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Sometimes the messages contained within dreams can be obscure and difficult to interpret but if your dream contains symbols of communication, such as letters, handwriting, telephones or emails, its meaning may be easier to interpret. Often these symbols are entwined with a wealth of other images but sometimes you may wake with a lingering image of them as the main item in your dream.
Both Carl Jung and Fritz Perls believed that each dream symbol is an aspect of your true self and that communication symbols, in particular, contain useful messages from your unconscious. When trying to interpret these messages, first consider whether the communication makes a clear reference to your waking life or triggers other associations for you. The next thing to consider is the form the communication took and what this suggests. For example, a phone call suggests something more informal than a telegram.
If the communication was coded, does that imply a close connection or a lack of understanding? Considering all these aspects in their context along with the other symbols in your dream may help with the interpretation. See also NUMBERS; SOUNDS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are prone to life-and-death struggles in your dreams, your dreaming mind is telling you that there is only one way to find the security that cannot be lost: you need to place value on things that are not material, as everything else is at risk. The things that cannot be lost reside in your heart and your spirit. This doesn’t mean you should stop focusing on the material in life; it simply means that you need to find peace and contentment by being more flexible and tolerant in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Conﬁdence in conﬂicts and confrontations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are not wearing a life jacket when you should be, indicates that you want to approach your problems and feelings head on, despite the notion that it may be painful or uncomfortable.... My Dream Interpretation
The life jacket is therefore a symbol of your ability to surrender and not allow the overwhelm you are experiencing to do any damage.
If you dream of a life jacket, you are connecting to whatever will keep you safe while you ride out some difficult emotional experience.
If someone in your dream is wearing a life jacket, consider what that person represents as a character aspect of yourself, as that may be the quality that is needed right now to keep yourself afloat.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of colorful candy life savers represents happiness and security.
To dream of floating in a life saver indicates that you feel as though you have been rescued.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you have this kind of dream, the chances are you are fighting for survival in some aspect of your waking life. On the other hand, you may be the kind of person who makes ordinary choices and decisions as if their survival were at stake. For example, small disappointments or minor upsets send you into meltdown and you are frequently dissatisfied if some invisible inner standard has not been met.
If you are prone to life-and-death dreams, your unconscious is urging you to find a kind of security that cannot be lost. In other words, you need to look at things that are intangible and reside in your spirit and in your emotions, because everything else—since it is out of your control—is at risk. You need to develop greater flexibility and tolerance, and by so doing you can find contentment and peace.
If your life-and-death battle involves a war scene, the emphasis shifts.
Despite war’s disturbing and destructive nature, it can sometimes be represented as a cleansing process that represents a victory of good over evil. However, in dreams war is generally regarded as a warning that dangerous times lie ahead, as well as indicating inner conflicts and deep-seated grievances. An important aid for interpreting dreams of warfare is to remember whether you were on the winning or losing side.
If you were on the winning side, this suggests you are on the right track.
If you were on the losing side, what can you learn from the tactics of the winning side? Surprisingly, to dream that you are wounded in battle denotes that you have finally been accepted by your peers.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see a life-boat sinking, friends will contribute to your distress.
To be lost in a life-boat, you will be overcome with trouble, in which your friends will be included to some extent.
If you are saved, you will escape a great calamity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If they appear distorted or unnatural, the dream is more unfortunate than good.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Success over difﬁcult or trying times, possibly great adversity.
3. A project or situation is seriously wrong.
4. Difﬁculties in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we arc still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. Because die sea can represent deep emotion, in dreams a lifeboat may be of help in handling our own emotions.
2- Since a lifeboat requires a degree of dedication from the members of the crew, we may be alerted to the need for such selfless dedication in our lives. We may also be being made aware of the degree of skill we require to navigate life’s difficulties.
3- Spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom. There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task.
Also see Sea and Water... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you see it on shore, then expect difficulties; if you watch it at sea, saving life, then all will be peaceful and quiet in your business affairs.... Mystic Dream Book
If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we are still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. You might also like to consult the entries for boat / ship and sea in water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. A need or desire to be rescued from feelings of “drowning” or being overwhelmed.
3. A need or desire to be needed, to “rescue” situations or people. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A lifeguard in your dream also represents your awareness that you are protected by a higher being. See Angel and Hero.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Seeing specific cities, states, or countries in your dream may have some bearing on the overall interpretation.
For example, if the region has a symbolic name like Taylor, MI, this could indicate the need to “tailor” your activities or character to fit a specific situation. Areas that have animal names can be interpreted similarly, like Buffalo, NY, revealing a personality that tends to stampede over everyone standing in her / his way.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of a strong, muscular back, then this signifies a healthy financial situation.
If you dream of a back that is decrepit or in pain, then this signifies financial insecurity.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Also see Grease)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Items that get magnified out of proportion in a dream are meant for stressing a specific point. Anything overly large is something you likewise perceive as big to the point of overwhelming. Small items are those you consider more trivial (see Size).... The Language of Dreams
To see mortified flesh, denotes disastrous enterprises and disappointment in love. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Shroud)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.
A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.
Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.
The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is best to analyze the circumstances of your life to discover the cause of this immobility.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To inhale the odor of a pole-cat on your clothes, or otherwise smell one, you will find that your conduct will be considered rude, and your affairs will prove unsatisfactory.
To kill one, denotes that you will overcome formidable obstacles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you have problems or troubles, don’t delay in seeing your physician. Sometimes the polecat is also a warning about a dishonest person who wants to steal something from you (but you would have to literally “smell” the deceit!).... Dreamers Dictionary
Although the following dreams can occur at any stage of your life, you may find that the focus of your relationship dreams shifts during your lifespan. In your teenage years, dream scenarios in which you are suddenly thrown together with someone to whom you are attracted are very common. The goal of the dream is to help you determine if someone is or is not interested in you in waking life. By the mid-twenties, however, relationship dreams move beyond initial attraction and begin to explore who is or is not right for us. This is the time when strangers, celebrities and friends tend to appear as dream lovers and partners. You may find the images shocking but it is important to bear in mind that the images are unlikely to represent the real person and more likely to represent qualities that you are evaluating.
During your thirties and forties, romantic dreams focus on explanations for why relationships may have disappointed in the past and offer dreams that can show you what to go after or avoid in the future. Dreams in which your current partner or lover is unfaithful are extremely common at this time; it is as if your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to your relationship, and secure or safeguard what you have.
During your fifties and sixties, dreams shift their focus onto things you have learned to value in your life. Past and present partners become shorthand symbols for the quality or experience you had with them. For example, your first lover represents passion and excitement or the partner who was unfaithful represents someone who cannot be trusted. Although you may dream of people from your past, your dreaming mind is using them as symbols to refer to your current relationships. From your seventies onwards, dreams are more likely to zoom in on the very nature of love itself to help you gain a deeper understanding of love and affairs of the heart.... The Element Encyclopedia
According to Jung, a symbol for intercourse, especially in women’s dreams.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Also see Resurrection)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of saving others, this foretells that you will be appreciated by others for your good deeds.... My Dream Interpretation
He viewed youth as a period of expanding consciousness, middle age as a period of questioning long-held convictions, and old age as a period of increased introspection and preoccupation with self-evaluation. According to Jung, dreams are important tools of self-discovery for you, whatever your age or life stage.
This is because in every stage of your life you will face many challenges: emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical. These challenges can trigger fascinating dreams, some of which can help you to meet those challenges and pass on to the next phase of your development.
Jung believed that what prevents people from becoming independent, fulfilled and ultimately happy is their refusal to open themselves to change or to new and unfamiliar experiences that potentially threaten their sense of self. His approach to finding balance in every stage of life was through the analysis of dreams and a process he called ‘individuation’. Dreams are a powerful tool for self-discovery and individuation is a self-analysis, a self-discovery, a way of analysing your own reactions and responses at every life stage so you can discover what truths lie underneath your conscious and egocentric personality.
In this chapter you will explore dreams that are believed to be typical of distinct life stages; some dream analysts refer to them as ‘developmental dreams’. This is because they seem particularly to reflect the typical stresses, questions and issues you may face at specific times in your life. This makes sense as you would expect the dreams you had when you were fifteen to reflect the concerns of your life as a teenager, just as you would expect the dreams you have now to have evolved into a mirror of your current situation and age group. Bear in mind, however, that how the stresses and challenges of your current life stage is represented in the dream world depends upon your personal circumstances, your sleep patterns and your ability to remember your dreams.
Bear in mind, too, that it is possible to have any one of these dreams even if you don’t fit the life-stage profile that coincides with it.
Dreams of death will also be explored in this chapter, as death is the final stage or change that comes to us all. Although dreams of death may explore your feelings about death or represent potential you may have missed or not expressed in general, dream analysts believe that such dreams represent the ending of one phase so a new one can begin. They reveal forthcoming finalities such as the end of a relationship or career and should not be interpreted literally. Because in the past we were terrified at the idea of death, it also represents upheaval, calamity and the sense that things will never be the same again. It was something that could only be endured but never be understood. Today, as our attitudes towards death have changed, death in a dream represents a challenge that cannot be avoided and which must be confronted if progress is to be made in waking life.
The message is that some approach or attitude to life needs to be changed or adjusted; if you can find the courage to make that adjustment successfully, there can be a fresh start or a new beginning.
For dreams concerning childhood, see BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD. See also LOSS AND FRUSTRATION; NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Unable to satisfy psychological needs.
3. Being suppressed by someone with more power. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To be suffocating someone mav mean we are overpowering them in real life.
If we do not wish to have any sort of relationship with someone we may find that dreams of suffocation occur. Fears about sexuality may also surface in this way.
3- Suffocation may appear in dreams when negative energy is too strong for us to deal with.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be suffocating a dream character may mean we wish to shut someone up in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If his suffering increases to near strangulation and death in the dream, it means that he is required to repay all the benefits he drew from holding such trust.
If he dies in his dream as a consequence of his suffocation, it means that he will lose his battle with the owner and become poor.
If he comes back to life after dying in the dream, it means that in a while, God Almighty will reinstate him in his position after his trying experience. He also may regain power and bring his 41H opponents to justice.
(Also see Strangulation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Being unsatisfied and unfulfilled by your present situation to the point where this slowly “kills” creativity or individuality.
Being overwhelmed by restrictions imposed upon you by others, your culture, society, or religion.
If you see yourself suffocating someone else, this either expresses aggression toward that person, or something so morally or ethically offensive that you want to stifle it.... The Language of Dreams
Separation anxiety occurs when we have to confront the prospect of being separated from someone who is considered essential to our physical or emotional survival. Typically, separation anxiety occurs in relation to family members or partners, as these are the people with whom we normally have the closest relationships; the anxiety may often be reflected in nightmares and disturbing dreams. Although normal in childhood—when a child is absolutely dependent upon the parent to provide for its needs—separation anxiety in adulthood, when the presence of another person is used in defense against some other form of anxiety, is considered detrimental to a person’s emotional development. Dreams of suffocation or nightmare scenarios involving the separation, death or loss of a family member or spouse are often triggered by separation anxiety and in many instances they can offer clues to help manage and resolve these feelings in waking life. See also NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one’s supplications are done under dire need, or if they involve strong emotions, sobbing or grief in the dream, then they represent trying moments in one’s life, or they could mean temptations. Loud or solemn supplications in a dream may indicate a special prayer for rain.
If the supplications do not call for God’s favors, or if they are not directed toward Him in the dream, then they represent falsehood.
If the supplications are silent in the dream, they could mean that one will beget a blessed son.
If one sees a group of people gathering in a circle of prayers, or doing Zikr and invoking the divine attributes in a dream, then they represent a gathering of children, growth, blessings, or waiving away sufferings.
If one sees himself praying to God Almighty, or that prayers are invoked on his behalf in a dream, it means happiness and money. Supplications in God’s house or in a mosque in a dream are more beneficial than prayers which are offered anywhere else.
If one prays in the dark in a dream, it means that he will be saved from trials.
If one sees himself imploring another person in a dream, it means that he fears him.
(Also see Prayers; Zikr)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Britain was once covered by mighty oak, lime and pine forests, and reverence for trees is a major feature within Celtic religion, reflecting a link between the upper and lower worlds. Druids had their teaching center in the midst of oak groves, and the words for wood and wisdom are similar (Welsh gwydd and gwyddon). The Celtic Tree of Life is one of the most popular and enduring motifs of Celtic art, found both on Northumbrian and Celtic crosses and on illuminated manuscripts. It is also portrayed variously as the Golden Bough, vine, or mistletoe. The ancient Celts envisioned the cosmos in the form of a great tree, whose roots were deep in the earth and whose branches stretched to the heavens.
The Celtic Tree of Life is therefore a symbol of balance between these worlds; the unification of above and below; a symbol of balance and harmony. Its branches and roots form a map of the cosmos wherein all things are interwoven and connected; it dwells in three worlds—a link between heaven, earth and the underworld. In dreams the appearance of the Tree of Life or any kind of tree can therefore be a powerful symbol of harmony, success, integration and fulfillment.
These can be achieved in waking life when there is a union between the material and the spiritual, and the feminine and masculine aspects of your personality.... The Element Encyclopedia
A cat in a dream also represents an evil and a treacherous woman.
The same interpretation is given for anyone who compasses people, or guards them, or someone who harms the interests of his employer more than he benefits him.
If a tomcat scratches someone or bites him in a dream, it means that he will fall sick for a full year.
The bite of a wildcat in a dream is more dangerous and has greater implications.
If one sees a tomcat sitting peacefully and quietly in his house in a dream, it means that he will have a comfortable, peaceful and a profitable year. Otherwise, a large wildcat in the dream represents a troublesome year. Selling a tomcat in a dream means spending one’s money in various charities. Eating a cat in a dream means learning about sorcery. Ifone sees himselftransformed in to a tomcat in a dream, it means that he lives from stealing and seeks what is harmful.
A tomcat entering one’s house in a dream represents a robber. Whatever a tomcat takes from one’s house in the dream will be looted by such a thief. Killing or beating a tomcat in a dream means catching a thiefor killing him. Ifone extracts fat from a cat in a dream, it means that he will receive stolen money or a share thereof. Fighting with a tomcat in a dream means an affliction with a long and a debilitating illness that will be followed by a complete recovery.
If the tomcat loses the fight, and if the man is already sick, it means that he will recover from his illness shortly thereafter. Otherwise, ifhe loses in the dream, it means that his illness has reached its peak.
A cat or a tomcat in a dream also represent reckoning, estrangement of one’s wife, her roughness with her husband, or they could represent ill behaved children with their parents, fights, theft, adultery, lack of loyalty, eavesdropping, taunting, roaring, clamor, a bastard son, a foundling or an orphan. On the other hand, a cat in a dream could represent a toadying person, dancing, being playful and kind, though awaiting to jump at the first opportunity to spoil others’ peace. Ifthe cat, the tomcat and the mouse, or the lamb and the wolf become friends in the dream, it means hypocrisy, affectation and loss of moral standards.
A civet cat in a dream represents a man who may have a suspicious look, though his character and conduct are exemplary.
(Also see Cat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Final Stage... The Element Encyclopedia
2. To remove oneself from a bad situation or emotional state.
3. Good fortune and happy times.
4. Time to take life more seriously. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The dream is a sign that you really need a break—it is high time you stopped putting in so much overtime. You are exhausted! See Park.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a young woman who has been rejected by her significant other in real life dreams of vacations, she will soon get over that person.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you had a telephone conversation that was one sided and you couldn’t get a word in, does this mirror how you feel about someone in waking life or was your unconscious simply urging you to be more assertive in waking life?
Alternatively, was your unconscious drawing your attention to your own tendency to monopolize conversations? Dreaming of phone or cellphone conversations may also be reminding you to say or do something in waking life; the context of your dream and the symbols within it may give you a clue as to what that‘something’ is.
If, in your dream, you dialed a number and nobody picked up the phone, do you feel that nobody is listening to your point of view in waking life?
Similarly if you dreamed of making a call to the emergency services, could your unconscious be expressing your fear about someone or something in your waking life or that you are in urgent need of support or help.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Current situations suffer from a bias, lack of objectivity.
3. A need or desire to be more focused on activities—likely regarding family, possibly where children are concerned. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that someone else using a video camera, indicates that you are reflecting back on your past memories. You may be trying to learn from previous mistakes or relive the good and bad times.... My 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
Creation and subsequent nourishment or support of what was created. In many myths, including Mayan, Norse, Indian, and Saxon, a special tree was part of humankind’s origins and the world’s beginning, its roots reaching out and feeding the earth.
The ability to communicate effectively. This is especially true if the tree’s leaves are rustling. In India specifically, the gift of language was provided to humankind through the World Tree’s leaves, each of which had a mantra written upon it.
Renewed life, health, wisdom, and knowledge. In Eden, the central tree bore the fruit of knowledge. In Celtic tradition, the Goddess’s trees in Avalon bore apples that granted longevity’. Finally, in Asia, the Tree of Life has mantras that must be gathered by the souls of the dead to assure their reincarnation.... The Language of Dreams
2. Desire to go primitive. ... New American Dream Dictionary