Happiness and satisfaction have been reached. On one hand, you are fascinated by age, because it implies maturity, experience, and the ability to judge. On the other hand, it represents fear of getting old. Are you afraid of being less attractive? It is the archetype of wisdom.
The question here is: What is really important in your life and where do you want to go from here? How do you see yourself? In practical terms, this is mostly a question of taking life and its problems and fears more calmly.
The old man / old woman is and always has been the symbol of the teacher. Often, it also represents the grandfather or grandmother of the dreamer or even the dreamer him / herself. This image may also express a desire for greater peacefulness. Standing at the outside of society looking in, like the Alchemist. Gaining freedom since one has nothing to lose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The image of an anesthetized body can represent a deadening of feeling, or a loss of passion and creativity in waking life. The same meaning applies to coldness of the body, with the implication of emotional coldness, lack of enthusiasm or distancing oneself from others.
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
A hero with superstrength and a godlike body, Arnold may appear as a symbol of Hercules in a dream to perform superhuman feats. He, like Hercules, may appear to signify someone who must prove his worth through acts of strength yet who still appears inept or clumsy. This combination of greatness and self-doubt may comment on your poor self-concept or feelings that you are a misfit in society.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The color black in a dream means prosperity and happiness. In a dream, everything black represents money, dominion and power and particularly for those who are used to wearing black. Otherwise, as for those who are not used to wearing black garments, wearing it in a dream means sorrow.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The unconscious, unknown; hidden or avoided, the unaccepted side of self, not being aware, depression; fear, death. Also the eanhy, or source of life and growth. What is hidden in the unconscious or body can be powerfully transformative. Black clothes or undergarments: hidden or unconscious feelings or sexuality. Black animals: unconscious drives and urges. See dark. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol of emotional stagnation or a depiction of the unconscious or the unknown. Grief and death, but also magical power and fertility. In earlier books about dreams, black animals are always seen in an unfavorable light, while white animals are always considered positive images.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Black represents the power of the darkness, the unconscious, what is hidden, and the manifest power of the earth. It may represent grief or morbidity. Black is also considered the color of death. Wearing a black dress in your dreams may suggest mourning, while a black hat suggests having good manners.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To see the color of black in your dream represents disapproval in a person or situation. It also stands for darkness, isolation, and unimportance. Black can also symbolize concealment, dishonesty, or the end of life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of the color black symbolize that which is mysterious, secretive, seductive, unknowable; a shadow aspect of your power that has not yet been realized. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(1) A black hole or dark depths - for example, an unlit cellar or a deep well or oceanic depths - may represent the unconscious. This blackness mav be frightening, so long as the unconscious remains alien and unfamiliar. However, black can also be warm and comforting - which is whv insomniacs arc sometimes advised to close their eyes and imagine themselves wrapped.round in black velvet.
If you begin to trust your unconscious (which means trusting Nature), each previously horrifying or disgusting part of your unconscious will show itself in a new light, as something vou need for personal fulfilment. Putting vour consciousness
into the unconscious - becoming aware of it - means putting more and more light into the darkness.
If a star or other bright light appears in the blackness, this may be seen as a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, that is, as a symbol of the ‘illumination’ - new wisdom or insight - that may be achieved by dwelling a while in the unconscious and making its better acquaintance.
(2) Black (particularly for white people) may symbolize evil.
If so, bear in mind that, as a general rule, what appears in your dreams is always some part of you, and that the so-called ‘evil’ (and therefore repressed) parts of you are really evil only if, because of neglect, they become rebellious, or if you let them take control away from your conscious self. These ‘evil’ things are transformed into good things - creative, and bringing fuller life, happiness and wholeness - when conscious and unconscious interact and establish a harmonious working relationship.
NB It is only Judaism, Christianity and Islam that have a thoroughgoing dualism of good and evil, and a matching moral dogmatism. In the earliest known forms of religion, and in traditions (such as the Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist traditions) that have not cut themselves off from their early roots, good and evil are opposite but equally necessary’ components of reality; and in mystical traditions (including Jewish, Christian and Islamic mysticism) even God is described as a coming together of opposites - good and evil, but also masculine and feminine.
(3) A person dressed in black may represent vour shadow.
(4) A black-skinned person (if you are white-skinned) may represent either the shadow or closeness to Nature.
(5) A black animal probably represents some unconscious repressed drive or emotion.
If the animal is fierce, this possibly means that something yrou have repressed is now urgently pressing you to give it your conscious attention and let it have some expression in your w aking life.
(6) Blackness (as in a black night, etc.) may simply signify’ diminished visibility, in which case the meaning of the dream may have something to do w ith a loss of orientation in your life. Do vou feel you don’t know’ which w’ay to go; or that you don’t hav e the energy’ or will to go in any direction? If so, make a pact w ith v our unconscious to die effect that, if it will tell you where you have the potential - and the need - to go, you will respond accordingly in your life. Then pav close attention
to the dreams that follow. (If you go the next few nights without dreaming - or, more precisely, without recalling any dreams - this probably means that you are backing out of the pact and setting up a defence against what you fear your unconscious might have to tell you.)
(7) Black may symbolize despair or deep depression.
If so, follow the advice given in (6) above.
(8) In many parts of the world black is associated with death.
It is possible, therefore, that this is what the colour signifies in your dream. Bear in mind, however, that death in a dream may refer to something internal: the ‘death’ - or the giving up - of something within you (for example, some irrational fear, or other negative attitude or emotion). See also Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The color black represents fear, the absence of light, and ignorance.
It is also associated with death, pain, and sadness. When this color predominates in a dream, it means you are being brought down by pessimism and confusion. (See DESERT, MIDNIGHT, and DEATH)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The darker sides of life connect with the color black. Though it is thought of as the absence of color to some, in the world of physics, black is actually the presence of all colors in the object that embodies it.
It is the color that absorbs the most light, retains heat, and is associated with death, as it is the opposite of life-affirming white. As the color of mourning, black clothing represents the social construct of receiving consolation in some cultures. When we are in mourning, we are surrounded by people who share in our sadness. In the same way that a black shirt will absorb all wavelengths of sunlight, a person in mourning wears black in order to absorb the light from those who surround him or her. In the world of fashion, black has a connotation of being trendy and sophisticated. Nighttime is when blackness reigns, bringing secrecy and the ability to hide into this color’s symbolic meaning.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Black is viewed as a symbol of death and mourning in many cultures, and when it appears in dreams it is linked with feelings of sadness, loss and even passivity. Its appearance may also represent the death of old ideas, or some other aspect of change. Another possible explanation is that it represents a hidden or rejected aspect of the dreamer, as it is also the color of mystery, the unconscious and sometimes even protection. Some dream analysts refer to the shadowy effects of black in dreams, suggesting that they are symbols of the dreamer’s shadow or of an unfulfilled part of their life. It may therefore symbolize absolute recklessness and disregard of life, without considering or caring about the consequences.
If black predominates in a dream, consider taking a rational and reasonable approach in waking life
A black coffin in a dream may represent the end of a friendship and the dream may force the dreamer to re-evaluate the friendship, or let it go. ... The Element Encyclopedia
The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side; the white the open, clear, free side. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream is all in black and white (with no color), you are experiencing an internal change. Your conscious and unconscious selves are merging to create a greater self. This is a positive dream of unification.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams may be a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.
It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.
If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.
A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?
Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of any black animal is unfortunate, for these are associated with evil spirits (Artemidorus); the Chinese attach cspecial misfortune to the symbol of the black cat. American Indians hold it as a symbol of good luck.... The Fabric of Dream
If a person sees himself as receiving black coins contained in a bag or pocket, it means a secret will be told to him which he will guard as a trust to his utmost ability.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of having a black eye symbolizes your refusal to see the truth about something. This dream often suggests that the dreamer is experiencing emotional pain, possibly related to a romantic situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Black grapes, although in reality are excellent buit in a dream they do not augur well for the one who sees them.
The reason being that Hadhrat Nooh (AS) cursed his son out of anger. Consequently, the grapes that the son had in his hand turned black. Therefore, in view of this incident, there is no benefit in seeing black grapes.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream about a black hole, it is a warning about getting pulled into undesirable situations by people who have a bad influence on you. Rethink your relationships and how much power you give others over yourself. This dream can also indicate that something or someone in your life has just came out of nowhere.... My Dream Interpretation
If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if person is known, what you feel about them.
If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.
Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any destination. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).
To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of human life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.
A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.
The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.
Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The importance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the passionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.
A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(The corner stone of the Ka’aba; God’s House in Mecca) Seeing or holding the Black Stone of the Ka’aba in one’s dream means paying allegiance to the ruler, or it could mean repentance from sin at the hand of a pious Imam, or it could mean kissing one’s son, wife or bosom friend. It also means serving people in the government.
If one sees himself touching the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he will follow and learn at the hand of one of the Imams of the Arabian peninsula. Seeing the sacred Black Stone in a dream is perhaps an indication of going to perform one’s pilgrimage.
If one sees himself cutting into the Black Stone in a dream, it means that he wants people to follow his personal opinions.
If he sees the pilgrims searching for the Black Stone but cannot find it in a dream, it means that he thinks of himself to be right and the rest of the people to be wrong. It also could mean that he possesses a knowledge which he hides from others. Ifhe touches the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he follows the teachings of an Imam from among the Hijazite Arabs.
If he sees the Black Stone being a castle for himself in a dream, it means that he follows religious innovations.
If he swallows the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he is a affected person who will mislead people.
(Also see Ka’aba; Corner Stone)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a blackberry symbolize forbidden fruit and/or passion that you cannot express in the light of day. Dreams of a phone/organizer/address book represents that you are realizing the enormous power you have in the palm of your hand. See Fruit and World Wide Web.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Thanks to its wild character and peculiar flavor, the blackberry is a symbol of seduction. In this manner, it could give us happiness, but could also occasionally bring us hardships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Its symbolism is somewhat complex. It refers to virginal purity, to pleasure, and to pain. The thorns of the bush express torment; the sweet fruits are joy, fertility, and abundance. They can be interpreted as a reward for effort and suffering. However, you should analyze all the elements of the dream and oneiric image as a whole to decipher the message from the unconscious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Ancient dream oracles suggest that to see a blackbird in your dream is a bad omen, bringing about misfortune for you in the coming weeks. It is a good sign, however, if the blackbird is flying. Modern dream researchers suggest that anxiety is expressed by the presence of black birds, or a blackbird in particular, in dreams.
If the blackbird is attacking someone or something in the dream, it is a comment on how you may be relating to your emotions in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see in your dreams writing in white chalk on a blackboard, denotes ill tidings of some person prostrated with some severe malady, or your financial security will be swayed by the panicky condition of commerce. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: Writing on a blackboard: start managing your money better and don’t borrow any right now.
A blank blackboard: expect to receive a note—and pay careful attention to what is says! Wiping a blackboard clean: you have thought through your new approach to a project much better than before.
Depth Psychology: Are you looking at a blackboard for help and advice? Is the advice a warning to watch out for losses and risks? Is it a reminder from your unconscious to prepare a certain matter more carefully? You will know the answer better than anyone else.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see yourself obligated to stand up at the blackboard and explain something generally indicates a feeling of insecurity about your own proposals. On the contrary, it refers to the fear of being held accountable by others for those proposals.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Blackmail suggests that there is a part of us that is aware of information that we hold. However, we have difficulty in sharing that information with others. We may also be called upon to account for past actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: For many people privacy is a very emotive issue and to dream of blackmail suggests that someone has penetrated our defences, probably in an inappropriate way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When there is conflict between two courses of action, to dream of blackmail suggests that we are being forced in some way to take an action which goes against our natural instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Jailer) In a dream, a blacksmith represents a strong personality, a leader, or a powerful and a skillful ruler.
A blacksmith in a dream also represents the angel of death. Seeing a blacksmith in a dream or being one, indicates both happiness and adversities.
To be brought before a blacksmith in a dream means an accident that will bring one before a person in authority for intercession. Otherwise, it could mean seeking the fellowship of a worthless person.
If one sees a sick or a deceased person sitting with a blacksmith in a dream, it means that he is in hell, and particularly when his face is blackened from the smoke, or it could mean that he may be imprisoned.
(Also see Bellows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In some cultures, the job of the blacksmith is sacred, given that it was considered the privilege of the king. There has always been a close relation between metallurgy and alchemy. In Western society, the figure of the blacksmith is usually associated with the action of shaping the hardest materials, whether for one’s own benefit or that of the community. The dream suggests that you can transform many facets of your life to become what you really long to be. The blacksmith also symbolizes the passion that forges your personality. (See IRON)
In Persia, the blacksmith appearing in dreams is a sign of violent fever.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Seeing a blacksmith indicates that you should start working on yourself, developing your talents, accepting fate with courage, and thereby “forging” your true personality. Seeing a blacksmith at work: “strike while the iron is hot”!
Depth Psychology: The blacksmith is working on personality traits that are rigid and unbending. Blacksmith dreams are always a sign of change, of a personality being formed. What are you “forging” in the dream? Maybe the dream suggests you use your energies and creativity to solve your problems and reach your goals.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a woman to dream that she is blindfolded, means that disturbing elements are rising around to distress and trouble her. Disappointment will be felt by others through her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a blindfold represent that you may be purposefully ignoring your intuition.
If you dream that you are being blindfolded, then this dream is showing you that you may be following someone blindly, or giving up your control issues and learning to trust. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we cut ourselves off from visual contact with the external world we are turning inwards in order to know and understand ourselves better. Such an image in dreams suggests that we need to become introverted for a time, perhaps so that we do not try to affect the situation around us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams about being blind or dreams in which someone else is blind only rarely indicate the state of physical blindness.
As a dream symbol, blindness represents lack of awareness, either being truly unaware of something important that is occurring in one’s life or “turning a blind eye” to something about which one does not wish to know. Also, because our culture associates blindfolds with firing squads, blindfolds may indicate the sense of carrying out an execution, or of being executed.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Because he represents an authority figure in your waking life, dreams of captains may represent an aspect of your personality that is steering you (the ship or airplane) in the right direction. It is important to decide if your dream captain or admiral was decisive and in command, or weak and indecisive. A symbol of the Jungian archetypal hero, the soldier is a symbol of the desire to succeed in life. Freudians may see this symbol as an expression of sexual desire. Sailors, by contrast, express the more adventurous aspects of your personality.
They live and work at sea, a Jungian symbol of the unconscious, so the dream may suggest a desire to explore your inner self.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Bird; Fowl) A chicken in a dream represents the woman of the house, while the rooster in a dream represents the man of the house.
A chicken in a dream also represents a woman who takes care of orphans and raises charities for their sake, or it could represent a blond woman, or a servant. Owning a chicken in a dream means dispelling difficulties, or it could be a show of happiness. Hunting a chicken in a dream means receiving lawful and easy profits. Slaughtering a chicken in a dream means deflowering a virgin servant.
If one sees a chicken or a female peacock hooting inside his house or garden in a dream, it means a calamity which is met with a belligerent character. Seeing one’s house filled with a large number of chickens in a dream means wealth or presiding over people, or it could mean dispelling one’s fear and establishing one’s rank.
(Also see Peacock)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Nourishment; the female in a male; being ‘chicken*. Cock: a male or the male sexual characteristics; confidence. Hen: mother. Idioms: chickenfeed; chickenhearted; she’s no chicken; cock of the walk. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Usually presented humorously: may mean henpecked or giving away power. Fearful and flighty, lack of self-assurance; cowardly, not working through problems. See Hen. Also Food.... The Dream Books Symbols
To see chickens in your dream can symbolize cowardice and stupidity, or chatter and gossip. Listen closely to what people may be saying about you or what you are saying about others. Alternatively, chickens can also show that there is potential for growth but this may only come about with the support of others. A group of chickens can also suggest that something you have done in waking life is about to rebound on you: as in chickens come home to roost.
The cock suggests male sexual characteristics and so the need to be more assertive. It is also the symbol of the new day and of keeping watch. Less positively, it might suggest that you are being overbearing and trying to rule the roost. The hen suggests being totally immersed in the concerns of motherhood.
If a hen crows in your dream, this is taken to represent maternal domination. A group of hens may symbolize gossip and calamity. It may also suggest being ‘hen-pecked’ or that you feel being picked on, like chicken feed. Chicks represent babies or very young children in your life, or your feelings about your own childhood. They can also point to vulnerability. Are you counting your chickens before they have hatched?... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Dreaming about chickens means good times are just around the corner. Seeing several chickens: don’t waste so much time with pleasantries and idle talk. Plucking a chicken: you are not properly compensated for your work. Eating a chicken: your efforts on the job are going to be rewarded. Trying to catch and/or chasing one or more chickens—particularly in men’s dreams: a warning about constantly chasing short-term love affairs—none of which provides satisfaction. You are watching a hen laying eggs: expect to receive money soon; sometimes it also means a new member is added to the family. Watching a hen sitting on eggs: your wishes will come true. Seeing one or more chicks means you are going to be blessed with children, many grandchildren, or a big family in general. Killing a chicken: your carelessness will bring you harm. See Rooster.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of seeing a brood of chickens, denotes worry from many cares, some of which of which will prove to your profit. Young or half grown chickens, signify fortunate enterprises, but to make them so you will have to exert your physical strength.
To see chickens going to roost, enemies are planning to work you evil.
To eat them, denotes that selfishness will detract from your otherwise good name. Business and love will remain in precarious states.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
This flightless bird may be pointing to personal characteristics and needs that you may not necessarily want to look at. Consider the activities in the dream, as well as the mood, and then attempt to make a good interpretation. Chickens can represent cowardliness, gossip, excessive talking, and powerlessness. They are not known for their intelligence or beauty, and their presence in your dream could be an invitation to get more serious and better focused.
The more positive suggestion in this dream is in that chickens lay eggs. Eggs are symbolic of something new and fragile. They represent life and development in its earliest forms and as such, their possibilities are limitless.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(Atmospheric) Cold temperature in a dream means poverty.
A windy and cold weather in a dream means aggravation of one’s poverty.
If it is sunny and cold, and if ones sees himself sitting in the sun, then the condition of his poverty will be removed.
If one sees himself in a dream under the heat of the sun and seeks refuge away from it in the shade, it means that his stress and sadness will dissipate.
If he sees that dream during the summertime, it means prosperity. Ifone sees himself seeking a fire or a smoke to warm himself with it in a dream means that one is seeking ajob that entails danger.
If it is burning coal which he seeks for warmth in the dream, then it means that he will swindle money from an orphan. Cold weather in winter is insignificant and in the summer in a dream it means that one’s travel plans will not take place.
(Also see Cold weather)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Held back emotions, especially fear, feeling neglected or left out in the cold’; sometimes connected with feelings about death. Idioms: cold shoulder, cold storage; cold feet. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Dreaming of feeling cold means that you are emotionally isolated and estranged from family and friends. Suddenly being in a cold climate: you will be disappointed by people around you, or they are reacting “cold-heartedly” to your wishes. See Head Cold.
Depth Psychology: A “cold” situation represents repressed or “cold” emotions. Are you cold? Are the people you meet cold? See Ice.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a cold represents overwhelm and the need for a break, relaxation, and time to assimilate all that is going on around you. You also might be feeling neglected, unappreciated, and left out in the cold.
If you dream of the temperature being cold, then this is your emotional barometer alerting you that you’ve been getting the cold shoulder or that you’ve been experiencing emotionally chilliness and a loss of connection.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are cold, suggests that you are experiencing a breakthrough in some area in your life. Alternatively, you may be feeling isolated by someone. You sense of coldness could reflect your feelings about that person.
If the whole world is cold or frozen over in your dream, this signifies that you need to be more objective in your decision making - don’t let your emotions get the better of you.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream you have a cold, the most logical explanation is that you are literally feeling cold because you have kicked off your bedclothes. On the other hand, you may be feeling run down and your dreaming mind is urging you to give your immune system a boost with plenty of rest, good food and gentle exercise to prevent you succumbing to a cold.
If you are having a stroke in your dream, is there an area of your life in which you feel unable to take action and about which you are feeling particularly frustrated? If you dream that you have cancer or some other lifethreatening disease, it is unlikely that you actually have the disease in question. However, if you are concerned and feel run down, it might be worth seeing your doctor. It is more likely that the cancer in your dream is referring to a person or a problem that is eating away at you and lowering your resistance in real life. Try to work out who or what it may be. On the other hand, you may know someone who is born under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, and the dream could be referring in some way to them.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you have a cold sore suggests you are holding in some negative emotions and attitudes that need to be released. It’s possible you need to speak up about some feelings of resentment you have in a relationship.
If someone else had the cold sores be careful about who you trust - there may be someone in your midst who doesn’t have the best intentions about you.... My Dream Interpretation
(Congestion; Severe cold) A severe cold in a dream represents an evil person of double-dealing, who is suspicious of others, rough in nature, cool in his speech and who benefits no one.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Experiencing it in a dream during the summer season means benefits, profits or new and expensive clothing, but experiencing hot weather in one’s dream during the winter season means the opposite.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of being cold, it means someone close to you is being disloyal. Trying to keep out the cold means that things aren’t going your way. Cold hands indicate money troubles. Cold legs are a warning to beware depression.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To see a folder in your dream, suggests that you need to sort out your feelings and re-organize issues in your waking life, especially if you’ve experienced some hurt or turmoil recently. Consider the contents of the folder for additional clues.... My Dream Interpretation
In a dream, gold is a disliked element which cause damages, anxiety and losses. Wearing a golden bracelet in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Wearing a golden ornament in a dream means marriage to an incompatible person. Any wedding gift one receives from such a person means trouble. Receiving a golden bar in a dream means losing money or business.
If one sees himself melting a bar ofgold in a dream, it means that he will be persecuted for committing a loathsome act and he will become the talk of the town. Seeing broken chips of gold or a whole coin of gold in a dream means meeting with the ruler of the country or with the governor of town. Minting gold in a dream represents evil, death or destruction. Seeingone’s house turning gold in a dream means that a fire will consume his house.
If one’s hand turns gold in a dream, it means that it may be paralyzed. Seeing one’s eyes turning gold in a dream means that he may become blind. Wearing a golden necklace, or a silver necklace, or a necklace studded with gems in a dream means that one will become a leader, or that he could receive something in trust. Gold in a dream also represents the elements of festivities, joy, profits, good deeds, dispelling stress, marriage, children, knowledge, spiritual guidance, or literally the business of gold smithing. Ifone sees gold turning into silver in a dream, it means decrease in value, or changing conditions in relation to women, children or properties.
The opposite is also true. Ifone sees silver turning into gold in a dream, it means increase in value, the rising moon of one’s wife, children, business or clan. Any gold embroidered garment or fabric in a dream means religious offerings. Any gold plated ornaments in a dream means emulating mundane people, or outwardly imitating spiritual people, or ostentatiously acting like them. Pure gold or silver in a dream means purity and sincerity of one’s intentions, making a true covenant or signing a peace treaty. Gold plated or silver plated ornaments or gold leaf objects in a dream represent a short life, changing circumstances, spending long and sleepless nights, or it could mean forgetfulness. Wearing any manufactured or handmade piece of jewelry in a dream means perpetual earnings.
The same interpretation is given to gold foils.
(Also see Goldsmith)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreaming about gold could be a reflection of concerns that you have about your most precious valuables or a reference to “alchemist’s gold” which is usually spiritual in nature.
If you are losing gold in your dream, it may express your anxieties over a missed opportunity. However, remember “All that glitters is not gold.” Your unconscious mind may be reminding you not to judge things on appearances alone.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of gold embroidered garments, indicates joy and honor, to wear a gold crown signifies royal favor; to gather up gold and silver signifies deceit and loss; to dream of pockets full of gold betokens but little money (Artemidorus). Gold was the emblem of the sun, of the goodness of God.... The Fabric of Dream
The best or most valuable in oneself or in opportunity, what stands the ‘acid test’ or does not tarnish with time, in terms of personal qualities, such as love, patience or care in work; something you value or want in your life.
If cheap, false, tarnished: something you valued but does not deserve respect. See gold under colours. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The sun of the soul and immortality, hut it also might point to blindness, Greed, and materialism.
According to Freud, usually connected to feces. According to Jung and his successors, a symbol of whatever is most precious to the dreamer, his most prized possession, his higher self. See Diamonds, Money, Heart, Sun.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Gold in dreams suggests the best, most valuable aspects of ourselves. Finding gold indicates that we can discover those characteristics in ourselves or others. Burying gold shows that we are trying to hide something perhaps information or knowledge that we have.
2- Gold in dreams can also represent the sacred, dedicated side of ourselves. We can recognise incorruptibility and wisdom, love, patience and care. Interestingly; in this context it seldom stands for material wealth, being more the spiritual assets that one has.
3- The old saying of ‘everything that glitters isn’t gold’ certainly doesn’t apply in the spiritual sense.
To dream of gold symbolises Spirituality on a supreme level.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of gold means you have a tendency to be greedy If you buy gold, you will lose friends because of this greed. But if you are mining gold, you will overcome the tendency.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Rulership or leadership. Taking control of your life or a situation. Note that this is the predominant metal historically used for crowns. Similarly, in Incan myth the Sun God gave the first created man and woman a golden staff with which to civilize a savage world (see Rods, Wand).
Pvrite (fool’s gold): A disappointing gamble, or something that looks too good to be true.
New life, renewal, and the happiness that follows same.
An alternative emblem for light. In Hindu beliefs this metal is formed underground by trapped sunlight.
Long lasting happiness and love.
The preferred metal for rings at marriage ceremonies is gold because it doesn’t tarnish.
Associated with monetary wealth, gold is the gift of grace bestowed as wealth upon the individual.
It is the prize of all heroes. Asscciated with the male aspect as the manifestation of the sun, the alchemy of gold bnngs the qualities of intellect, logic, and strength to the individual who wears it. In the form of jewelry such as a ring, it binds relationships symbolically. As a chain around the neck, gold is linked to the respect of wealth. As a bracelet around the wrist, gold signifies wealth acquired dirough the use of your hands or through your work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream your clothes are embroidered with gold signifies joy and honor.
If a man dreams that he gathers up gold and silver, that signifies deceit and loss.
If anyone dreams that his pockets are full of gold, it betokeneth that he shail receive but little money.
To dream one hath a crown of gold upon his head signifies favor with his sovereign, and that he shall be honored and feared by many.
For a man to dream that he hath found gold and cannot teJl where to hide it, or that he is afraid to be taken with it, shows he will have a wife who shall rob his purse and take away all his money while he is asleep.... The Complete Dream Book
Gold stands for wealth, power, pride, luxuries, fame, elegance, festivities.
Dreaming about numbers often reveals connections to past or future events. Numbers can mean a birth date, house number, or the number of a year. They always refer to important events—or our unconscious would not use them as reminders. Numbers are also visionary inspirations that we can use playing the lottery or other number-games.
And last but not least, each individual number has its own profound meaning that has been interpreted by numerology and the Kabala and are categorized as follows:... Dreamers Dictionary
A dream of contrary as far as the metal itself is concerned, for it signifies loss of money. But if your clothes are of Gold cloth, or if they are embroidered with Gold ornamentation, it is a good sign.... Mystic Dream Book
Psychological / emotional perspective: In an emotional context, gold seldom stands for material wealth.
It is more the spiritual assets that we have, such as incorruptibility and wisdom, love, patience and care. These enable us to apply the principles of alchemy and turn base emotional dross into ‘gold’ and finer feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Gold in dreams suggests our best, most valuable practical aspects, such as integrity and honesty. Finding gold indicates that we can discover those aspects in ourselves or others. Burying gold shows that we are trying to hide something – perhaps information or knowledge – that we have. Also consult the entries for alchemy, metal and treasure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Easy come, easy go is the message contained in a dream featuring the pre- cious stuff as such, i.e., in bars or nuggets, etc.
How- ever, there are many vari- ations dependent on the action and details.
Gold cloth, garments, embroid- ery, or trimmings signify honors and/or recognition; looking for gold indicates that a successful change of unsatisfactory conditions can be made through your own initiative. Finding and/or mining, melting or working with it is a re- minder that “all is not gold that glitters,” and you must guard against a ten- dency to be too easily taken in by appearances.
Hiding it suggests that you are not aggressive enough about protecting your own interests; take positive ac- tion. Stealing or counting gold is a warning that “the love of money” is truly a root of evil and can be very costly.
Items made of gold, such as tableware, jewelry, medals, coins, etc., or gold-plated items, are a forerunner of steady fi- nancial gain.
See also under separate listings: Coins, Medal, Buttons, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Gold is the image of sunlight and, therefore, of divine intelligence and life. Consequently, this material symbolizes all things superior, plus the hidden treasure of our true Self (i.e., the spiritual goods and supreme enlightenment). However, its mercantilist connotations can alter all these meanings, so it is also associated with money and jewelry. (See COINS and JEWELS)
For alchemists, gold represented the treasure that is the result of the transformation of the spirit. In mythology, it appears as the spiritual prize for defeating dragons and monsters of ignorance.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The theory goes that it arrived here from space in the early formation of the solar system. As a symbol, gold represents the highest and most precious thing to strive for, both as a material possession and in more amorphous constructs. In the myths of the alchemist, great effort was put toward taking baser metals and turning them into gold.
This is symbolic itself of the notion that lower consciousness, such as fear, doubt, and lack, can be transmuted into the gold of consciousness: love. What are you valuing above all else in your life? Is your search for the gold in some situation bringing out the best in you or the worst? Let the context of your dream answer these deeper questions when gold shows up as a symbol.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of the color gold is often connected with wealth and prosperity, but note that the reference may be to other forms of wealth, such as emotional or spiritual riches. Some dream analysts suggest that dreams featuring gold are linked to growth, maturity and aging. It is helpful if you noticed what exactly was covered in gold in your dream, as it may represent something that is valuable or of deep significance to you. Was everything in gold, or was it just one item? Was the gold out of reach, or could you touch it? The context of the dream will help you with the interpretation. Perhaps there was an element of wish-fulfillment or a degree of envy about someone else’s wealth? Keywords: wealth, success, precious, valuable and refined.... The Element Encyclopedia
(1) Symbolically, the colour gold has connections with the sun and may represent new life, self-renewal; some new development in your psyche. See also Sun.
(2) Gold, as something valuable, may symbolize either your true self, as distinct from your conscious ego, or some faculty in your psyche which, if accepted and activated, could bring you closer to your real self.
(3) Gold fruit (like the golden fleece) features in mythology as a hero’s prize for overcoming monsters or other evils. This symbolizes the rewards of facing up to the contents of the unconscious, taming those that - through neglect - have become wild or aggressive, and integrating them into your conscious life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the origin and quantity is unknown and they are more than four, its interpretation is somewhat unpleasant. It represents grief and sorrow which he will experience. Receiving any of these means his reputation will be harmed. This, in turn will lead to a dispute or quarrel. But if their quantity is known the matter will be less serious and it will be settled in due course.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a gold fish represent the wealth and richness of your emotions and your inner life; recognizing the value of introspection and connection to the divine feminine within the deep end of your ocean.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Owning gold is a sign of building too many casdes in the air and of trying to get ahead financially by sheer force. Giving away gold to others: try to be more discreet—don’t talk so much. Dancing around the “golden calF: you are too superficial—develop your inner qualities. Stealing gold: you have absolutely no luck at games. Everything you try is doomed to failure. See Money.
Depth Psychology: Gold treasure is a symbol of your present or future level of energy. Gold is a sign that you have (or wish you had) influence, power, and wealth—and in a more stable form than money. Sometimes, gold may also be a symbol of your intellectual knowledge and talents; particularly when it appears in the form of a golden disk.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your dream featured it growing, you are being cautioned against interfering in the personal affairs of others; however, if you picked it or it was indoors in a vase or floral arrangement, it predicts a new influential friend.
See also Colors, Flowers, Fo~ liage, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
You will break with your present lover, which will cause much heartache. But as a result of this, you will meet with someone far superior, who will bring you great joy; love, and happiness.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Fish are symbols of ideas that float around just below the surface of our consciousness. In the case of a goldfish, this is the simplest form of an idea that is kept in full view. What interesting idea do you want to keep considering so much that you keep it nearby? Perhaps you are reminding yourself of the colorful notions that float around inside your imagination.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
These water-dwelling creatures may represent messages from your unconscious, indicating to you how well you are navigating through your emotional waters.
They could also symbolize the nourishment of body and soul, and navigation through the unknown depths of ourselves. Generally, fish in a bowl or aquarium suggest constricting emotional conditions in which aspects of your personality are prevented from expressing themselves. They may also refer to aspects of yourself that need to be nourished emotionally. To dream of a goldfish bowl may simply suggest boredom, or a lack of privacy or confidentiality.
If the fish in your dream are goldfish, the symbolism of gold—suggestive of the most valuable aspects of yourself—cannot be ignored. Crucial to your interpretation will be the condition of the fish and your attitude towards them. Are they enjoying their safe and secure life in captivity, or are they suffering? If the latter, is it time for you to be a little more adventurous and creative in your waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
(Jeweler) In a dream, a goldsmith represents celebrations, joy, happiness or perhaps mixing truth with falsehood.
A goldsmith in a dream also could represent falsehood, lies, cheating, forging, defrauding, or he could represent a poet, knowledge, guidance or children.
A goldsmith in a dream also represents an evil person, for he molds words from fire and in smoke.
If one is seen heating gold or silver in a dream, it means lies and deception. Ifone is seen placing gems on a ring in a dream, it means that he will bring unity between people and deal with a subject matter that begins with evil and ends in goodness.
(Also see Gold; Jeweler)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: A head cold indicates that troubles are about to explode. Sometimes it also points to difficulties that it would be wise to avoid. Do you feel that people around you are emotionallv “cold”?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of having or wanting to take hold of someone or something represent your desire for connection, attachment, control, and/or ownership. Your dream may be showing where you are needy and insecure, or passionate and committed. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the significance. Hug and Hand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Example: ‘I am a prisoner in a room with three boys aged three, five and fourteen. They seem to be my children. There are two prison warders, a man, a woman.
The man was subservient to the woman who holds the keys and keeps control’ (Carol J). There are five aspects to holding.
To control, as in controlling or holding one’s breath’; to be able to manipulate, kill or do something with what is held; this includes holding on to something for support or protection.
Ownership—this is mine, to share or not.
In touch with, knowing; having a grasp’ of.
Responsibility, left ‘holding the baby’; one’s situation.
Intimacy, taking to oneself, taking hold of oneself, as in masturbation; as in the following example: ‘I was in a large removal van with a woman sac on my lap. I held her breasts with pleasure1 (Tony C).
Idioms: Get hold of; have a hold over someone; hold back; hold in. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A dreaming emphasizing holding can have a multitude of meanings. We can hold things as an act of protection, ownership, as an act of control (“holding our breath”), intimacy, or responsibility. So one has to determine which meaning of holding is being expressed in the dream.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream about holding hands with someone means that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy, or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from that person.... My Dream Interpretation
Holding or grasping the sum and having fullcontrol over it means that the observer of the dream will acquire dominion (or Land) in proportion to the amount he grasps provided the sum is clearly visible and its rays are crystal clear.
If the light and rays of the sun are seen shining on someone the interpretation is the same as above.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Unless your bedroom is very hot or cold or you have too many or too few bedclothes, perceptions of being or feeling hot or cold in a dream are associated with your emotions. For instance, a refrigerator, freezer or cooler in your dream may indicate emotional coldness or even sexual frigidity in waking life; if you subsequently have dreams of thawing out or defrosting, this indicates that your feelings are changing and your attitudes and emotions are becoming more relaxed. You may even have put something on ice in waking life and feel you can’t make any more progress with it.
On the other hand, feelings of heat or warmth suggest passion for something in your waking life, or feelings of a sexual or loving nature towards someone. Remember, too, that heat is associated with fire and ice is associated with water. Dreams of a romantic sunrise or sunset may contain elements of wish-fulfillment, but they may also suggest feelings of inner optimism if it is a sunrise, and inner contentment with a sense of finality if it is a sunset.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Looking at household items: you like having your own home. It might also refer to a wedding or being a guest at a wedding. Cleaning implements mean improvements in your economic situation. See Dishes.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams that feature brooms are considered to be a sign of good fortune, suggesting that you are making a clean sweep in your waking life. The dream may be urging you to sweep out something from your past, so pay attention to what you are sweeping up.
If the broom is damaged, you may be suffering from low self-esteem or feelings of insecurity.
If the broom is being used outside, are you taking too much interest in the outside world and neglecting what is really important to you?
Dreams of scissors can be related to decisiveness and cutting out unwanted emotional aspects of the dreamer’s life.
If the scissors are unused, this can express a desire to begin a new relationship or make an existing one stronger.
Dream scissors may also suggest that you are dividing your attention among too many people.
If you are cutting with scissors, you are in the process of making an important decision. Another interpretation for scissors is that they are a symbol of sexuality, either male or female, depending on whether they are open or closed. A knot in a dream symbolizes the various ties in your life and relationships with others.
If you carefully untie a knot in your dream, this suggests a readiness to deal with a problem, rather than ignoring it by impatiently cutting the knot in two. The knot also has sexual symbolism, representing a couple’s personal and sexual union.
Dream envelopes suggest messages to or from the dreamer.
If the envelope is open, this signifies daily problems that can be tackled but if the envelope is closed, it may be harder to solve the problems.
If the envelope is bulging, you may be feeling that your life is overburdened with worries and emotional expectations from those around you. A ladder in your dream may relate to work in your home, such as painting, but if you cannot make a practical connection, try and think of the purpose of the dream ladder. How is it being used? Like elevators and stairs, ladders in dreams relate to your progress or lack of it. See also HOME.... The Element Encyclopedia
Jason’s voyage to find the Golden Fleece can be interpreted by Jungians in the following way. Jason, the archetypal hero, must slay the dragon guarding the fleece; the dragon represents those dark impulses of his that he has to overcome if he is to attain the spiritual purity symbolized by the fleece. Unfortunately, Jason only defeats the dragon with a magic sleeping potion, leaving his dormant impulses undefeated.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of marigolds represent the golden sun and all its blessings. In India, this represents matrimony and the richness that comes from a commitment made in love. See Gold and Flower.... Strangest Dream Explanations
See under COLOUR. Most flowers owe their power in a dream to their colour. But as a rule, they are fortunate, and will to some extent counteract any bad influences at work against you.... Mystic Dream Book
(Cast; Form) In a dream, a mold represents what it is made for.
A silver casting mold in a dream means profits. Pastry molds in a dream also denote profits. Ashoe mold in a dream represents the property one walks on, and a mold for a hat represents the leading person, or the head of a business, or the head of a household.
Whether for food, metal, plastic, clay, or what have you, a shaped mold in your dream sig- nifies improving financial conditions. Otherwise, see Mildew.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Mold is a mostly invisible fungus that makes itself known when certain conditions are present, often on food that has been left for long periods of time at certain temperatures. Other molds present a level of toxicity in homes and other buildings. Since molds are essentially unwanted, they have a symbolic meaning associated with disgust and decay. There is a secondary meaning when mold is present that connects with long periods of disregard to matters of cleanliness.
If mold appears in a dream, you are being called to take a look at the impact of ignoring certain matters for long periods of time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of mold, including moldy food, this indicates that something in your life has been ignored or is no longer of any use. It may also represent transformation and new growth.... My Dream Interpretation
A mold maker in a dream represents a gnostic, or a genius who teaches each and everyone of his students what they particularly need. Since molds are containers, then he represents a man of knowledge who understands and protects people’s secrets.
A mold maker practicing his trade, buying and selling what he casts in a dream represents someone who is well acquainted with his profession, and who knows how to promote his services.
A molder in a dream is also interpreted as a person who encourages people to travel even as far as China to acquire knowledge.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Old people in dreams tend to suggest traditional thought or wisdom arising from experience. We may also need to consider our attitude to death. Old buildings can signify a past way of life, which we thought we had left behind. Antiques will often represent elements of our past experience, which might be worth keeping.
If something seems particularly ancient, the meaning may be ambiguous; either it has outlived its usefulness or has been imbued with special significance because of its antiquity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
You are connecting to an archetypal character aspect of yourself who connects with wisdom and guidance.
The wise old man and his female counterpart, the crone, are staples in Jungian psychology, as they are the archetypes that represent human wisdom. This is a character aspect shared by every human being on the planet, and it connects us to our inner guidance and our highest thought. We can only connect to this powerful energy when we can learn from our mistakes, a trait often associated with the insight that comes with age and is usually unavailable to us in our youth. An older person whom you know from life may also represent wisdom, but an interpretation of any person must connect to the individual’s traits as you experience them in life. When the old man or the crone appears in archetypal fashion, they will not be known to you personally. They may offer insight, wisdom, or a gift. This archetypal character aspect is often the first one that most people encounter on their inner journey toward integration. This is because all human beings have access to the wisdom that comes with age, making this archetype very accessible within each of us.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
1- When we dream of old things, we are touching into the past and perhaps need to bring some kind of knowledge forward, so that we can make use of it in the present day.
Dreaming of historical figures usually means we are aware of the qualities that those people possessed. Perhaps we need to develop those qualities within ourselves.
2- Old people in dreams tend to suggest traditional thought or wisdom arising from experience (see People). We may also need to consider our attitude to death. Old buildings can signify a past way of life which we thought we had left behind. Antiques will often represent elements of our past experience which might be worth keeping.
3- The Wise Old Man (see Introduction) is a part of ourselves which is not always consciously available to us.
An old man appearing in our dreams puts us in touch with this part of ourselves.
He can also represent our feelings about time and death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of an elderly person reflect your attitudes and feelings toward aging, ways of the past, tradition and nostalgia. In some instances, something old can become an antique, the older it is, the higher its value. See Antique.... Strangest Dream Explanations
As we move towards maturity, we find that we are freer to explore parts of ourselves that may have been put on hold because of family or work responsibilities. During this stage of their life, men often explore more feminine or softer modes of being—or their anima—in their dreams. This usually occurs in their fifties or sixties, when they can relax more after having attained a level of mastery at work and children may have left the nest.
Women also feel freer to explore the world in bold new ways in this stage of their life. They often feel confident and full of energy; dreams in which the animus expresses itself or in which they find hidden rooms and valuables are not uncommon. Although the menopause marks the beginning of the second part of life rather dramatically for women, men are also subjected to reminders that time is chasing them and these may show up in dreams of being chased by a tiger or escaping a fire. Dreams of losing teeth or body parts at this stage of life may reflect a concern with aging and the loss of their youthful self. Additionally, dreams with themes of impotence or loss of fertility signal a loss of sexual power.
Dreams of loved ones who have passed away may also occur, both as an expression of grief and also as a way to help us accept our own mortality.
Dreams about getting sick or ill may also reflect the typical concerns of this stage. Alongside dreams of loss and adjustment, however, dreams at this stage of life also reflect hope and renewal; for example, dreams in which you discover hidden treasure. You may dream of a well drying up in your garden, but then discover a casket of treasure at the bottom of the well, which suggests the uncovering of hidden resources and new opportunities.
If you aren’t in this stage of life and dream of it, your dream is most likely reflecting your hunger for the wisdom, calmness and maturity that only age and experience can bring.... The Element Encyclopedia
An old man in a dream usually represents wisdom, and sometimes forgiveness.
The old man may be either a specific person or a generic aged one who, regardless of his race or color, is usually adorned with white hair and a full beard. An old man can also stand for a deteriorating person whose only power lies in the memory of a journey that has already taken place. Whether the old man exhibits stamina or lacks physical strength also affects the dream’s interpretation.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Carl Jung said that the wise old man is the “archetype of the spirit” and the “speaking fountainhead of the soul.” Dreaming about him may attempt to bring the dreamer into awareness of the larger meaning of ones life. Old people in dreams represent wisdom and maturity. They may appear in our dreams at times of confusion and lack of direction, or when we need consultation and help in decision-making. See also: Aging ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing an elderly man you don’t know: practice more levelheadedness and examine your actions and your life. Sometimes, the old man wants to warn of evil-minded people in your immediate environment. Seeing an old woman: anxiety, limitations, or worries. Seeing yourself as an old person: you might receive great honors; or be smart and keep your distance from certain events in the near future.
Depth Psychology: The old man is seen as a symbol of maturity in all aspects of life. This dream is always significant and should be examined carefully. Old men or old women represent either wisdom or malice, and are a warning to take a closer look at your (bad) habits. See Youth*... Dreamers Dictionary
Moderately priced clothing for the teenager, Old Navy clothing may comment on a youthful attitude Old Navy may suggest old militaristic values that are placed on the young psyche. It may also connote setting off to sea or “see.”... Ariadne's Book of Dream
In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.
If the old person is male – depending on the gender of the dreamer – he will stand for either the self or the animus.
If female then she will signify the great mother or the anima. All father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.
A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past – things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of old people may refer to your parents or to life experience. They can of course reflect your feelings about aging, and how you are dealing with it. Old people in dreams also signify traditions and wisdom from the past—those things which are sacred to you or to your family. In some cases, older people may represent your parents, even though the dream figures may have no relation to them.... The Element Encyclopedia
In a dream, an old woman represents the ending of one’s life in this world, sorrows, the hereafter, wine, or bearing children after having lost hope in one’s fertility.
An old woman in a dream also could represent deceit, cunningness, duplicity, backbiting, or slander. Seeing an old and sick woman in a dream may mean impotence, weakness, or disability. Seeing a thirsty old woman in a dream means drought. Ifshe turns a young girl in the dream, then she represents rain.
If an unknown old woman visits a sick person in a dream, it means his death. Otherwise, if an unknown old woman visits a pregnant woman in a dream, it means givingher the glad tidings of a son. Ifone is engaged in an important project and sees himselfsleeping with an old woman in a dream, it means that his project will not succeed.
An old woman in a dream also represents non-arable land. Ifone sees her wearing a veil in the dream, it means that he will meet with hardships and regret. Ifone sees an ugly old woman, or a hagin a dream, it means adversities and war.
If a young woman sees herself as an old woman in a dream, it means earning respect and dignity.
An unknown old woman in a dream also represents a bad crop for that year.
If one sees an old woman descending from the skies and people are wondering about her, she represents the passing year. Seeing an ugly old woman in a dream also could mean glad tidings of an ending war, or the end of drought.
An emaciated old woman in a dream represents a year of drought.
If she gains weight and turns beautiful in the dream, she represents changes in the weather conditions, bringing a prosperous and a happy end for the farmers in that year.
An ostentatious old woman in a dream represents a prosperous life, or good news that will arrive shortly. Ifshe looks frowning or unhappy in the dream, then she represents distress and loss of prestige.
If she looks ugly in the dream, she represents facing adverse conditions. Ifshe is naked in the dream, she represents a scandal.
If an old woman enters a house in a dream, it means prosperity and business success and if she leaves a house in the dream, it means the opposite.
An unknown old woman in a dream has a stronger connotation than a known old woman.
If one sees himself frequenting an old woman in a dream, his dream denotes his attachment to worldly gains.
If an old woman who passed her menopause sees herself in a dream experiencing her menstrual period again and regaining her sexual drive, and if she sees herself engaged in sexual intercourse in the dream, it means that she will become religious and have strong material and spiritual success in her life ifher sexual intercourse in the dream is marital intercourse and ofa lawful nature. Otherwise, ifit is unlawful, then it represents her attachment to worldly gains and neglects for her spiritual values.
If a young woman sees herselfbeing an old woman in a dream, it means that she will prosper and have a successful marital life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you axe courted by an old woman, and marry her, shows that you shall have good luck in prosecuting your affairs, and yet not without some reproaches from the world.... The Complete Dream Book
An old woman is an archetypal symbol whose feminine energy is the power of life and death, having brought forth life as a mother and now ushering in the last phase of life as physical deterioration leads to mortal death.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The past; the different lives we have lived—baby, youth, lover, parent, provider, what is established and well worn; tradition and wisdom of folklore.
Example: I am standing in a bookshop.
It is a long established business. As I look at the books I find two which are about the life of Christ. They are leather bound and handwnt- ten—quite ancient. Both seem to me to be about the author’s own inner life. I believe one is written from a religious viewpoint and the other from a more occult one. I am not attracted to either’ (Bill O). Bill is looking back on past attitudes, one religious, one occult, which had been big parts of his life. Old people: wisdom, mother or father, past experience; traditions; old age, death. Old building: past way of life; former life with family or another person. Old things, furniture: past or outworn ways of life or activities. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a potholder symbolize your need to proceed with protection and caution with this spicy, passionate, situation that is heating up. This dream is a message to handle this relationship or situation with care so as to not get burned.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Seen in your dream, a hangman’s scaffold is a warning of serious danger to your future through your own indiscretions; you can avoid the impending disaster if you heed the warning and stop tempting fate! Scaffolding on buildings or houses is a sign of improving status and/or new opportunities.
See also under Rope and Hanging.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
1- A scaffold or scaffolding in a dream will usually indicate that there is some kind of temporary structure in our lives.
A hangman’s scaffold will suggest that a part of our lives must come to an end. We may, for instance, be aware that we have offended against some of society’s laws and beliefs, and must be punished. We also may need to look at our propensity to be a victim.
If scaffolding appears in dreams we should dccide whether it is there to help us build something new or whether we must repair the old. We need a temporary structure to help us reach the height we wish in either case.
If we are building new, that structure will support us while we build, whereas if we are repairing the old it will support the previous structure while we make the necessary changes.
2- Sometimes in dreams a scaffold will indicate an enforced ending. This can be death, but is more likely to suggest the death of part of our personality Rather than being able to achieve a successful integration, we actually actively have to stop the behaviour or activity which is causing a problem. We have to take the consequences of behaving in that way.
3- A scaffold suggests an enforced codc of spiritual behaviour and the need for self-control. Scaffolding indicates spiritual support.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Sometimes in dreams a scaffold indicates an enforced ending. This can be death, but is more likely to suggest the ‘death’ of part of our personality. This suggests that because at this time we cannot integrate that part, we must stop the behaviour or activity that is causing a problem. Otherwise we will have to take the consequences of behaving in such a way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A scaffold or scaffolding in a dream usually indicates that there is some kind of temporary structure in our lives.
If builders’ scaffolding appears we should decide whether it is there to help us build something new or whether we are repairing something old. In either case, it indicates we need a temporary structure of some sort to help us reach the heights we wish, or achieve our goals.
If we are building something new, the scaffolding will support us while we build, whereas if we are repairing the old it will support the previous structure while we make the necessary changes.
A hangman’s scaffold will suggest that a part of our lives must come to an end. We may, for instance, be aware that we have offended against some of society’s laws and beliefs, and must be held to account. We also may need to look at our propensity to be a victim.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: Standing at a scaffolding: reexamine your social “contracts,” your bank account, and your expenses. Don’t make risky decisions, and work out plans to save money—you have clearly miscalculated your situation. Working on a scaffolding: your courage is a good foundation for making your dreams come true.
If a scaffolding is falling down, or you’re falling off, a warning is necessary—you’re too daring! Standing under a scaffolding: you are making too many compromises—or too many excuses. Taking down a scaffolding: your tendency to “cover all bases” is extreme—be more trusting!
Depth Psychology: A scaffolding is usually a symbol for help that is available to you in a difficult situation. It will help you to “move up the ladder.”... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of scaffolding, then you are under construction. You are tearing down the old ways of being and creating new structures that are large enough and strong enough to contain this next recreation of yourself. Keep in mind, that although things may not look pretty right now, soon you will be grateful you make these improvements. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This outer structure is erected alongside a building when repairs are needed. When this exoskeleton appears in a dream, it is an indication that change and transformation are occurring, even though it may be hard to see the direct evidence of that.
The change associated with scaffolding is certainly going to be an improvement of some situation in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a person sees himself in the act of melting gold, silver, iron or lead and casting any of them into any form such as coins, it means he will become the subject of people’s slandering and backbiting.
May Allah safeguard us against all calamities, hardships and suspicion . Ameen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If dreamer in opposition with soldier: things we feel in conflict with; our internal conflicts and involvement with the wars’ or trauma we have experienced.
If dreamer is soldier or united with soldiers: our willingness or ability to face internal conflicts and huns. Military service: feeling bound by social or personal disciplines or restrictions; learning strengths and self discipline to meet internal conflicts. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A soldier may appear to suggest that it is time to commit to service or to a purpose. He may bring the message that perhaps you have become too patnotic in allegiance to your country. He may also represent a militaristic attitude.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing a soldier: be steadfast and stand faithfully by your decision. Being pursued by soldiers: you need to deal with and solve many difficult problems. Women dreaming about a soldier: thev are about to have an affair. Men dreaming about a soldier difficult times are ahead. Dreaming about soldiers at war: tierce confrontations are ahead.
Depth Psychology: The soldier suggests being more disciplined and fitting in better. Practicing self-discipline right now would solve many problems. In women’s dreams, a soldier often expresses sexual needs. See Military’, Officer, Recruit, War.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a soldier implies that you are steadfast in your beliefs and perspectives. You may be trying to persuade others to adopt these same beliefs. You may also be gearing up to offer supporting evidence regarding your principals and morals.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a soldier represent sacrifice and your connection to the hero archetype. Perhaps you are contemplating putting your life on the line and standing for a cause. You may be grappling with issues of life and death. See War, Military and Hero.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Soldiers symbolize duty, obligations, and social hierarchy. They reflect a feeling of submission from which you would like to liberate yourself. Soldiers are also associated with aggressiveness and a spirit of conquest. In this sense, this dream can indicate how you impose your feelings over others in real life. On the other hand, you may be getting ready for a battle regarding some issue, or you may be needing to defend yourself against an emotional attack. You must be really careful when using your power. (See BOOTS, ARMY, ENEMY, and WAR)
For a man, this dream means that he will change job. For a woman, it is a warning of a casual relationship. According to some oracles, it foretells a law suit. For the gypsies, on the other hand, it means that you will be honored soon.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
An archetypal character aspect, the soldier resonates with the warrior.
The job of this particular archetype is protection and aggression, but primarily through the ability to divide all things into the two categories of either right or wrong.
A dream with a soldier in it may be asking you to tap into this inner wisdom to face a life circumstance in a very black and white way. Since we live in a time in which war is a very present reality, a soldier also connects to sacrifice at the community and global levels, as they are the individuals in society who are willing to risk their lives to fight for high ideals.
If there is someone in your life who is a member of the armed services, such a dream image may be more personal.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Angels; Travel) Soldiers in a dream represent God’s arc angels and the soldiers of mercy, while mercenaries in a dream represent the soldiers of punishment. Ifone sees himself as a soldier eating his meal inside the chambers of a king in a dream, it means that he will control a land without much efforts on his part.
If one’s name is listed as a soldier in a dream, it represents his welfare, satisfaction, or that he will continue his education.
If a bedridden person sees himselfas a soldier in a camp, or that he is discharged from the army in a dream, it means that his illness will end in his death, or it may mean difficulties, distress and losses.
A gathering of soldiers in a dream means destruction of the wrongdoers and victory of the righteous ones.
A soldier carrying a scourge or arrows in a dream also represents good conduct.
A count of one hundred soldiers in a dream represents the chastisement and calamity which God Almighty inflicts upon the people of the earth because of their sins at the conclusion of each century, or at the beginning of a new one. Seeing one thousand soldiers in a dream represents the blessed Night of Power which occurs near the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
If soldiers are led by a prophet, a king, a wise man, or a man of knowledge in one’s dream, it means victory for the believers.
If one sees an army entering a town in a dream, they could represent rain.
(Also see Night of Power)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In esoteric belief, soldiers symbolize God’s army of angels, and signify to the dreamer that divine retribution will expiate the wrongs experienced by the dreamer.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
In a dream, a threshold represents one’s gown, garment, one’s adornment, makeup, money, or it may denote closing a subject, spreading it, or it could represent a beautiful woman who embodies all the attributes man desires, including beauty, good character, intelligence, wealth and fertility. Buying a new threshold or sitting on one in a dream means that either the husband or the wife may suffer a bodily injury. Ifone sees himself sitting under the threshold of his door in a dream, it represents an adversity or an illness.
If one sees himself being carried over the threshold of his door in a dream, it represents his funeral.
(Also see Doorstep; Door lintel; Doorplate)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
We may be standing on the threshold of a new spiritual awareness. We need to be particularly alert as to what changes are occurring. At this time we are often aware of a personal guiding force known as the guardian of the threshold.
The guardian of the threshold to the underworld (a different entity) is often seen in dreams as a dog. Consult the entries for ceremony, edge, freemason, initiation and rite / ritual for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are about to take on new responsibilities, we can dream of standing on a threshold. We may be moving into a new life, or perhaps a new way of living.
The threshold experience is a particularly strong one in masonic imagery and initiation rites and surfaces in dreams when we are emotionally ready for such a ceremony. Even in parliament, permission must be asked to cross the threshold.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If, in dreams, you cross the threshold of a door, you will soon start a new stage in your life. Given that it could be transcendental for you, it is important that you meditate thoroughly whatever decision you ae going to make. Once you cross this threshold, there is no turning back. In the case that you cannot pass the threshold, it is a sign that you should not change your situation at the moment. You are probably not yet prepared to do so.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Stepping over a threshold: you are going to enter a new phase in your private and professional life, or build a new home. Standing in front of a doorsill: be careful and don’t overlook a possibly difficult situation that might “trip you up.”
Depth Psychology: You have finally come to a decision, making it possible to find a new direction in life.
It is important to know whether you are standing in front of the threshold (still hesitating) or have already stepped across.... Dreamers Dictionary
(1) A Wise Old Man. figure mav appear in a man’s dream, a Wise Old Woman in a woman’s dream. The Wise Old Man may take various forms: for example, old bearded man, guru, priest or prophet, king, magician, teacher. The Wise Old Woman may appear as Earth Mother /
Great Goddess, Mother Church, priestess or prophetess, teacher. Attend to whatever this figure tells you in dreams: the result could be a transformation of your personality and your life, in tune with your true self.
(2) Such figures Jung called ‘mana personalities’. Mana denotes awesome, mysterious power associated with gods but also with natural phenomena and extraordinary human skills, genius, holiness, psychic powers and supranormal knowledge. These figures may therefore be frightening.
If you find them too frightening, consult a (Jungian) therapist. People may let themselves be ‘possessed’ - taken over - by the Wise Old Man / Woman and become insufferably domineering, self- important and opinionated. Alternatively, failure to acknowledge the ‘divine’ wisdom and power within yourself may lead you to project it on to some authoritarian - but not necessarily authoritative - public figure, or guru, or personal acquaintance. Whatever such a mana figure says to you in a dream will be extremely important and will almost certainly open up a new dimension of life for you.
(3) Should the Wise Old Woman appear in a man’s dream or the Wise Old Man in a woman’s dream, it may be the anima / animus that is being represented (for anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Whether it be a man or a woman, a wise old person is a symbol of deep suitable “authority,” in contrast with the sometimes arbitrary authority of some of our social institutions.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia