To dream of a book store indicates that fictional and unrealistic ambitions will divert your attention from more important tasks and projects. These goals, if achieved, will prove fruitless and unfulfilling.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dreamed of working in a book store, you are craving harmony. Your dream signifes the need to keep your life in balance. It could also be saying that you need to take responsibility for some situation, or for your personal condition.
If you dreamed of visiting a book store, you will advance toward your goals at a slow and steady pace.... My Dream Interpretation
Shopping for clothing in a department store reflects shopping for a new attitude or image of yourself Shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue, for instance, might represent adopting upper-class values and attitudes about style and image. Trying on clothes at Macy’s may represent putting on the attitudes of the middle class. And going through the racks at Wal- Mart reflects concerns about getting the best bargain for your money, with little regard for your image.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If your dream involved a drugstore, it indicates that you would benefit from a change of scene. Maybe you should consider changing your social group, or even switching schools or jobs.... My Dream Interpretation
The drugstore is a place where so many needs can get met, and it is in those needs that the meaning of such a location can be found. Pharmaceuticals may relate to a health issue or healing that needs to take place.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vision + Depth Psychology: If you are about to enter a drugstore: a warning to pay more attention to your health—if neglected, it might be in danger. Being sick and walking into a drugstore: recuperation is possible. This dream might also indicate your having to pay too much money for something.
If you are the pharmacist: you would like to be wealthy.... Dreamers Dictionary
Fear of deprivation; difficulties, and poverty, as in Savings, Coin, Counterfeit Money. You don’t trust what you have, or are trying to protect it. But you have additional resources and energies at your disposal.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a grocery store represent plenty, abundance, wealth, and prosperity; the ability to provide for yourself. You are realizing that the fulfillment of your needs is at your fingertips. Consider what you buy at the grocery store, because it is significant. See Shopping.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Hardware is symbolic of all the structural and mechanical elements of life, and a store is your ready access to the things that can make your life run more efficiently. Also, since many of the tools and materials purchased at such a location relate to the act of building, a trip to the hardware store in a dream could point to the need to construct something new or reconstruct something that is no longer functioning effectively. What needs fixing?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Concerns about your nutrition, weight, and general health may be reflected if your dream takes place in the setting of a health food store. Dreams express the condition of the body, and important messages that recommend conscious change in behavior patterns that are destructive to your health may be conveyed clearly.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
In dreams, jewels represent the qualities you value in yourself and others in waking life; they also represent the lasting and precious parts of yourself that connect you with others. Most of the time, dreams about jewels are pleasant and reassuring, as they have their basis in wish-fulfillment.
If jewelry is given to you in a dream, this is a sign of high self-esteem; loss of jewelry suggests the opposite.
If a specific item of jewelry is highlighted in your dream, your feelings about how you acquired it, from whom you acquired it and what the feelings mean to you should be your first consideration.
If the jewelry was being admired, you may be feeling pleased with yourself.
The pearl is a Freudian symbol of female sexuality, especially when seen embedded within an oyster or when adorning a woman’s neck in a pearl necklace. For Jung, pearls express a dreamer’s aspiration to purity and personal spiritual transformation. Alternatively, dreams of pearls may be highlighting a ‘pearl of wisdom’ someone has to offer, or the inner wisdom and beauty that has emerged from the trials of life.... The Element Encyclopedia
The meaning of this dream depends on your current concerns. Jewelry is usually a representation of materialistic values. Gender differences imply that for a man this dream symbolizes material wealth and for a woman, love. Careful analysis requires answering the following questions: What type of jewelry it is? Is it genuine or costume? How did you react to it and in which was was it important in the dream?... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Well-being. Beauty for women, honor for men, or vanity; but it also implies that an inner Treasure has been discovered. Also a desire for acceptance and affection. According to Freud, the symbol of the person one loves.
Vanity or pleasure in one’s own attractiveness.
Folklore: In the case of women, ambition; in men, wanting to possess the jewel, the woman. Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(see Clothing, Crown, Gems, Metals, Stones, Rings)
Meaning may sometimes be determined by where the jewelry is worn.
For instance, necklaces lie near the throat, the center of communication. So, if a necklace felt very tight in the dream, this may indicate swallowing your words, or having communication strangled (see Choking).
Overly large or small pieces: Exaggerated senses.
For example, big earrings might reveal a propensity for eavesdropping, while tiny ones indicate underdeveloped listening skills (see Ears).
The finer things in life; luxuries.
Wearing excessive jewelry in a dream indicates that the individual envisioned tries to impress others with wealth or possessions.
Jewelry that is not worn, but seen as a central image in a dream, should be reviewed for its component parts, like noting the significance of gems or metals used in its construction. Or, if a specific image appears as the jewelry’s focal point, that can also have meaning.
For example, seeing an Egyptian ankh could represent renewed health or improved courage, whereas a pin depicting the zodiac sign Pisces might reflect a personal focus on productivity.
In the 2nd century C.E., Artemidorus wrote that women dreaming of fine jewelry would soon marry, have children, or increase their wealth.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Wearing jewelry: don’t be vain and arrogant—it does not make for good friends. Seeing other people wearing jewelry’: you are easily taken in by others and are prone to misjudge them. See Precious Stones.
Depth Psychology: Are you “decorating” yourself to gain attention or admiration? Giving jewelry as a gift to someone: is jewelry an indication of the “precious” feelings you have for someone? Receiving jewelry as a gift: does someone have “precious feelings” for you?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of jewelry represent extravagance, prosperity and abundance, lavishness, and qualities you cherish.
If you dream of your family heirlooms, then you are realizing inherited wisdom.
If you dream of being in the possession of a valuable piece of jewelry, then you feel connected to your natural inheritance and to the priceless wonder that you are. Jewelry can represent an aspect of yourself, a proud achievement, a precious memory, a friendship that is priceless to you, your talents, resources, wisdom, or the qualities in which you treasure, as in kindness, compassion, honesty, etc. Your dream is telling you to acknowledge where you sparkle, what is rare and invaluable about you. See Necklace, Bracelet, Ear rings, Amethyst, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Turquoise, Silver or Gold.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A display of real jewelry featured in your dream is a fortunate augury for your current interests, but a display of costume jewelry is a warning that you are in danger of being led astray through foolish vanity.
A dream of stealing jewelry is a signal that extra caution is needed in regard to business affairs; to lose jewelry is an obstacle dream and the meaning depends on whether or not you recovered it.
To give or receive jewelry, buy, or sell it pertains to love or domestic affairs and is considered a fortunate omen, whereas to wear it is a warning against impulsive behavior or shady transactions.
The meaning of any jewelry dream must also be correlated to the details, such as the type of the pieces, i. e., ring, necklace, earring, bracelet, etc., as well as the color and kind of the jewels.
See Amethyst, Diamonds, Emerald, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Any adornment relates symbolically to self-expression. Jewelry has the added connection to abundance and prosperity and the desire to show the world your ability to attract wealth. People often place great value on their jewelry, so it becomes a symbol of anything that is considered valuable. Look at the context of a dream in which jewelry is featured, as your dream may be letting you know what you value.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Jewels represent qualities that we most value in ourselves and others and to see them set in a necklace, bracelet, ring, earring or other item of jewelry suggests attributes we cherish within ourselves and others.
If you are given an item of jewelry in your dream, this shows that you have the support of others, but if you give the jewelry, it suggests that you feel you have something to offer to other people.
If you find jewelry, your success will be due to your own efforts.
If the jewelry has a particular history, such as a family heirloom or the first piece of jewelry given by a partner, then it represents what you feel about family tradition, or your partner. Jewelry can also indicate love that is given or received. Very often it can represent how you feel about yourself, and for it to appear in a dream as something valuable or cheap gives you an indication of your self-esteem.
Items of jewelry
In dreams, items of jewelry represent a special and precious value or quality, such as love, loyalty, inner beauty, friendship or purity. Whether you are single or married, receiving a gift of jewelry in your dream denotes the love and the appreciation of the giver, so the purpose of such a dream may simply be to confirm or fulfill your desire for the love and affection of that person.
For centuries, a ring or band has been the symbol of marriage and partnership, and when a ring appears in your dream, it may represent commitment, fulfillment and completion. It may also signify a need for greater sexual fulfillment or commitment in a relationship.
Another interpretation is that the ring represents your essential self and wholeness, as the circle of a ring is never-ending and self- perpetuating. Bangles and bracelets also suggest wholeness and eternity through their circular shape. A wedding ring suggests a union and a promise, a ring belonging to the family suggests old traditions, whilst an engagement ring suggests a temporary promise of devotion.
An eternity ring would suggest that this promise is more permanent. Quite differently, a signet ring would indicate something that has been, or needs to be, sealed.
Necklaces arose from the wearing of a chain of office and therefore in dreams they suggest a dignity and honor bestowed on the wearer. Seeing someone wearing a necklace suggests a personal breakthrough.
If you lose a necklace, you may have been careless recently, but if you find a necklace, you have much to be grateful for.
If you steal a necklace, you should be careful not to take what isn’t yours.
If you are given a necklace and it breaks, this suggests that there is a weak link in a relationship. Wearing a beautiful necklace is wish-fulfillment, but if the necklace is heavy, you may feel dragged down and restricted in waking life, with heavy responsibilities.
Dreaming of wearing a crown or tiara suggests that you are being congratulated in some way in waking life, or deserve to be.
If the brooch in your dream was one of your own, your personal associations with the brooch, who gave it to you and what it means to you, should be your first consideration.
If it was being admired in your dream, you may be feeling pleased with yourself. Bear in mind a brooch is sometimes called a pin, so is someone trying to pin something on you or to blame you unfairly. Dream earrings may be drawing your attention to your ears. In waking life, are you getting the message from someone? Do you need to keep your ears open during waking hours?
See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS.
It may also give an indication of how others feel about you.... The Element Encyclopedia
Entering a jewelry store in a dream may reflect concerns about expressing your radiant qualities and self-worth. Shopping for fine jewels may comment on your readiness to embrace your true value.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Jewels in a dream often signify value in the spiritual sense of protection. Magic cures and healing energies are also traditionally attributed to jewels. In addition, they can signify inner wealth. (See also Necklace, Ring).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of a liquor store symbolizes a feeling of temptation. You may be surrounded by friends or family who are tempting you to act against your own judgment. You may feel overwhelmed by the vast possibility of poor choices around you. Alternatively you may be excited by the idea of acting outside the norm.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Money, cash or coins in dreams are often thought to be a sign of emotional transactions.
If you give money away, this suggests a generosity of spirit or it might reflect emotional ties that are expected of you at present. Receiving money can suggest the acceptance of emotional support or the emotional needs of the dreamer. Borrowing money can be a warning to hold back as far as financial plans are concerned and to explore all aspects of the deal before going ahead. Making a payment, signing a check or using a credit card are thought to be positive signs that things are going to plan. The notion of saving and investing in dreams may refer to the need to prepare yourself emotionally for situations and relationships that need your attention
A wallet, purse or pocketbook containing personal items may relate to your private world, the kind of person you are and your interests.
If you dream of an expensive designer purse or bag, you may feel a need to have a more glamorous image. A worn purse may symbolize feelings of being worn out and shabby. Do you need to brighten up your identity so that you look and feel brighter? Your dream wallet may symbolize your private thoughts and desires, hidden from public view. Is your wallet full or empty? Are you worried that someone has got too close to you or on the contrary are you seeking greater intimacy? A bag in your dream may symbolically carry your hopes for the future. A heavy bag suggests more projects than you can handle, whilst an empty bag—far from meaning that you have no hope—suggests that you wish to search for new ideas. Frequently associated with fruit, a basket may evoke images of fertility and sexuality. Depending on what is in the basket, it can suggest youthful energy or ripe maturity.
Finally, items of jewelry are symbols of wishes and wish-fulfillment.
If you are given a gift of jewelry in your dream, you may be experiencing a sense of recognition in waking life. Viewing a rare jewel from a distance may be a sign that you have failed to understand the importance or meaning of an event or relationship. Losing a jewel may reflect fears of personal or financial loss in waking life. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a music store suggests that you need to be more in tune with your instincts. Learn to pause before you speak or act, so you can think about what really is the best thing to do in this situation.
If you couldn’t find what you were looking for in the music store, this foretells arguments.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are at a pet store, represents the responsibilities that you have in real life. Consider also the symbolism of any specific animal that you see or purchase - the dream may be telling you that you need to incorporate certain qualities of the animal(s) into your own self.... My Dream Interpretation
Stopping at a 7-Eleven in a dream may be a metaphor for enlightenment It may be a sign reminding you that life is abundant. Anything your heart desires can be available to you twenty-four hours a day if you adopt the law of abundance.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of a grocery or convenience store implies that you are feeling great pressure and stress with your personal thoughts and decisions. It may also mean that you are searching for alternative paths and choices.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a store signify materialism, options, opportunity and abundance. Your dream may be giving you the message to be mindful of what belief systems you are buying into. See Grocery Store, Shop and Mall.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A store can symbolize the assortment of opportunities and rewards that life offers you. However, dreaming that the store is closed or that you do now have enough money for your purchases indicates that you feel incapable of reaching what you want. In this sense, the dream recommends that you not make too high of goals and that you be more realistic.
If the store is a countryside store, it symbolizes evasion and protection.
It is possible that this dream also foretells discomfort, but in this experience you will gain knowledge. The store could suggest that you should isolate yourself so as to know your inner self more.
For the merchant, dreaming of a store is a sign of bad luck.
It is saying that you will suffer the pressure of creditors. For everyone else, the dream predicts prosperity, even when you do not buy anything. In this fashion, if you dream that you are working in a store, fortune will smile upon you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Book store—learning, study, research; clothing store—shopping for a new means of expression; department store—temptation and choices; drugstore—healing prescriptions; health food store—healthier diet; old- fashioned grocery store—inadequate nourishment; music store— harmony; supermarket—eating and living habits. See also MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
Basically, a lower storey of a building represents the unconscious; an upper storey, consciousness. The bottom-most basement might represent the collective unconsciousness (see Introduction, pages 41-42; the top storey might symbolize either worthy spiritual attainments or pursuits, or else a regrettable separation of the conscious ego from its roots in the unconscious, or from instincts and intuition.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream of a video store suggests that you are emotionally stressed, and you are trying to think of new ideas and look for the various choices out there for you, to find the one that will make you happier.... My Dream Interpretation
Symbol of commerce or greed, but also may refer to an independent life and taking care of the Self. What is offered in the warehouse or department store refers to talents that are available.... Little Giant Encyclopedia