This could be hidden aggression towards that particular person or an aspect of yourself that person represents that you recognize in yourself. It could also suggest anxiety about the welfare of the person in your dream.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of being acupunctured can considered healing, since that is it’s primary purpose. However this varies from traditional medicine, so the healing process it is referring to is questionable or experimental depending on how the dreamer feels.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
This ancient healing modality takes into consideration the grid of energy channels, known as meridians, that run throughout the physical body. This image in a dream indicates that some sort of healing is either occurring or is needed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If someone sees Allah occupying his bed, congratulating him, then this is a glad tiding that Allah will grant him piety and sainthood and that Allah’s blessings will descend upon him. For, a dream such as this is not viewed but by pious and righteous persons.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The consciousness of the anteater is to consume and live off of very tiny pieces of sustenance. Ants relate to anxiety, and therefore the anteater is that which feeds off of pervasive anxious thoughts.
A dream with an anteater is about perpetuating such states.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Students’ leader; Monitor; Pupil) In a dream, an assistant teacher represents an innovator or someone who advises others the right way, though remains attached to his own innovative ideas.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Our concept of authority first develops through our relationship with our father or father figure. Depending on how we were treated as children, our view of authority will be anything from a benign helper to an exploitative disciplinarian. Most authority figures will ultimately lead us back to what is right for us, although not necessarily what we might consider good for us. Authority figures in dreams initially appear to have power over us, though – if we are able to work with them properly – will generate within us the power to succeed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Shouting) If one is called by name from a short distance in a dream, it means that he will befriend lowly street people. Ifone’s name is called from the horizon or from the furthest end of a valley in a dream, it means that he will attain an honorable status and rank. Ifone’s name is called from a great distance in a dream, it means that he has disobeyed God’s commands and is suffering by being distanced from his Lord.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the weight is heavy on the carrier, it means trouble or harm caused by one’s neighbor.
If a woman sees herself carrying a heavy load, such a load could represent her gluttonous husband. Carrying a load over one’s shoulders in a dream also represents one’s sins.
A pregnancy in a dream means comfort for the baby but discomfort for the mother. Seeing oneself carrying bushes from the woods means backbiting, slandering and reporting lies.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
the person with whom the cat is fighting will become ill in the very near future.
If the cat is overpowered, he will recover quickly. But if the cat bites him he will remain ill for a lengthy period. According to Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen his illness will span for one whole year. And a wild cat bespeaks of more serious illness and for a greater period.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(see Abyss, Basket, Beverages by type, Bowl, Circle, Cauldron)
Alternative womb and fertility symbol, especially if filled with liquid (see Milk, Juice, Water, Wine).
Arthurian and Druidical lore identify this emblem as the grail, the cup that signifies humankind’s connection with nature and each other.
Christian: The sacredness of life and the quality of forgiveness (the cup of Christ’s blood). In this case, do you drink freely of what’s offered you, or pour it away?
Unity. In Gypsy, pagan, and Hebrew marriage and courtship rites, people drinking from one cup link their destinies and become as one.
Refusing: Wishing to avert a personal trial that is really unavoidable (note the story of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane). Alternatively, rejecting an opportunity for friendship or camaraderie because of suspicious motivations.
In Eastern philosophy, a cup is shaped by what it contains. What metaphorical beverages do you incorporate into yourself by drinking of this cup?... The Language of Dreams
In waking life coffee is a stimulant, so do you need to inject more energy into your waking life? Coffee may also represent sociability, friendship, the giving and sharing of affection or a social life that is in need of reviving.
If you are drinking tea in your dream, this may represent some stimulating idea, hope, person or contact. It can also suggest a need for relaxation. To dream that you are drinking water represents your need for emotional and spiritual refreshment, and to dream that you are drinking lemonade signifies that you have the ability to accomplish great things from very little.
If you yourself made, or were given, a mug of warm milk in your dream, your dreaming mind is offering you a sensation of warmth, comfort and security, perhaps to compensate for circumstances that are stressful or demanding in waking life. Your dream may also have reminded you of your need to be nurtured and cherished by a maternal figure, a provider of human kindness. Milk is a basic food that can also be drunk and in a dream it may refer to some deep- seated emotional need.
If you are a woman feeding milk to a child or animal in your dream, this may refer to your desire to mother a person, an animal or protect in some way. Another explanation is that it may represent semen and your desire for a sexual relationship. To spill milk in your dream symbolizes a loss of faith, opportunity, and trust. It may indicate that your friends will cause you much temporary disappointment and unhappiness. To dream of sour or impure milk denotes small problems that will torment you, but to dream that you are bathing in milk denotes a stable circle of reliable and pleasant friends. Finally, to dream that you are choking on milk indicates that you are being overprotected; perhaps you are feeling smothered in some relationship.... The Element Encyclopedia
Material aspects: An offering or opportunity is being offered in everyday matters which we would do well to identify. Often the feminine is offering an opportunity from the unconscious.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: To some extent the interpretation depends on what kind of cup is depicted.
An ordinary teacup or mug for instance focuses on mundane matters and – for a woman – her feelings about domestic concerns. In a man’s dream the emphasis is more likely to be on his feelings about his wife, family and happiness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a cup is generally a sign that you will participate in a pleasant project that could bring you a lot of satisfaction. However, the interpretations vary based on the type of cup.
If it is a porcelain cup, you will enjoy peace and tranquility; but a plastic cup will bring economic difficulties, and the conflicts will torment you. A full cup is a sign of unexpected earnings; empty, of bad luck, and broken, of familial disagreements.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The purpose of a cup is to contain something, usually a liquid. Therefore, the meaning associated with this symbol connects to your ability to contain something that you desire. Since a cup is most often associated with a beverage, the thing you may need to contain could connect to the principle of self-care.
The state of a cup in a dream is a reflection of how well you are attending to this aspect of life.
The sharing of a cup is a powerful symbol of connection and unity and may be reflected in a dream as well.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Receiving a cup is less about wish-fulfillment than about the symbolism of the chalice, indicating a receptive state that encourages intuitive development and a go-with-the-flow approach to life. It may be encouraging you to be more open to the feminine side of your nature, and to give and receive in equal measure. A common dream among men is the presentation of the football cup, suggesting they feel as if they should be declared the ‘first among men’.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see a cupboard in your dream, is significant of pleasure and comfort, or penury and distress, according as the cupboard is clean and full of shining ware, or empty and dirty. See Safe. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: Various types of cupboard can appear in dreams.
A wardrobe suggests a period of transition and, because it houses our clothes, how we deal with our self-image, whereas a larder represents our ability to preserve or conserve our stores of energy. Finding a hidden cupboard suggests rediscovering something we may have forgotten. Opening a cupboard and finding it bigger than expected suggests available opportunities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Clearing out a cupboard indicates that we may have to put our lives in order. Articles falling out of a cupboard suggest that we may be overstretched and / or overstretching ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) Cupboards may symbolize the womb, and therefore represent either your mother or women in general (in a man’s dream), or a desire to return to the womb - that is, to escape from life’s demands and problems.
(2) A cupboard may symbolize yourself. Do you, in the dream, open the cupboard? If so, what do you find there? Whatever it is, it should be seen as some part of yourself, albeit your unconscious - hidden - self. ‘Skeletons in cupboards’ are parts of yourself to which you have denied a place in your conscious life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dreamed of opening a cupboard door to find that it opened into an empty room or a room you hadn’t seen before, your dreaming mind is telling you that you are ready for new challenges in life. The time is right to begin a new project or make a change. The dream can also suggest hidden memories and emotions, suggestive of the ‘skeleton in the cupboard’.
If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia
Memory, resources; different roles you play or attitudes and emotions expressed if wardrobe, hidden memories and emotions, such as skeleton in the cupboard, womb. Open, closed or trapped in cupboard: whether we are ‘open or closed’ to other people; trapped in old feelings, sense of isolation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Any sweet food is most often associated with joyful moments in life. Cupcakes imply a celebratory moment that wants to be shared. Often associated with childhood, this mini-cake indicates that a joyful moment is at hand.
Symbol: The god Cupid is always an erotic symbol. Vision + Depth Psychology: Cupid is an ancient dream motif. Cupid shooting an arrow at someone: stay out of the affairs of other people. Cupid shooting an arrow at you: a new romance is right around the corner and, while not permanent, will be a flirtatious, sexual adventure.... Dreamers Dictionary
(one who draws blood from others, as a medical procedure) : interpreted upon 8 sides: delivery of a trust, book of stipulations / signs & Guardianship, evils & preordained friends & Sunna & isolation. It depends [upon whether] an abscess / sore appears, or [the spot is] amenable / complies. Also contingent on [if] the cupper was a man who wastes away the matters of people by his hands.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
(Sacrification; A medicinal process ofblood letting) Cupping in a dream means signing an agreement under pressure, committing oneself beyond one’s ability to comply, recovering from an illness, payment of debts, paying alimony to one’s wife and children, loss of a business or burying a treasure.
If cupping is administered but no blood comes from it in the dream, it represents buried monies that one cannot find. Cupping in a dream also means silence, desistance or abstaining from reply.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the cupper is unknown it means that he will be subjected to a condition or he will be made to guard a trust. But if the cupper is a known person it means he will lose a portion of his wealth or belonging.s... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are drinking usually this will mean your unconscious is offering you something which, if accepted, will improve the quality of your life.
If you do not, in the dream, accept the drink, make sure you do on the next occasion; or relive the dream, only this time taking the drink and swallowing it. In this way you may come to identify what it is that is being offered.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
For a woman to dream of hilarious drinking, denotes that she is engaging in affairs which may work to her discredit, though she may now find much pleasure in the same.
If she dreams that she fails to drink clear water, though she uses her best efforts to do so, she will fail to enjoy some pleasure that is insinuatingly offered her. See Water. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a person to dream of drinking water, lemonade, gingerale, or another soft drink while others are indulging in hard liquor is a sign that his or her personality will be of great advantage.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Drinking from a Spring: your health will improve. Drinking Wine means pleasant hours with good people. Drinking .Alcohol: you have a tendency for self-delusion and running away from reality. You want to find courage in the bottle but achieve the opposite. Drinking Milk: enjoy life in a healthy and simple way.
Depth Psychology: You have a severe craving! Is it desire or passion or addiction? Are you trying to satisfy physical needs or spiritual desires?... Dreamers Dictionary
Drinking alcoholic beverages in a dream version of escape from distasteful realities.
If drunkenness is the theme, the dreamer is losing control of responsibilities and wishes to be relieved.
To see someone else drunk, the dreamer looks upon that person as an irresponsible dependent. Drinking water or milk in a dream is often the result of a bodily need, either thirst or hunger.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Because water is a symbol of the unconscious, drinking water may indicate being nourished by the unconscious. Drinking alcohol may mean that one is seeking either pleasure or escape. Alcoholic ecstasy is also sometimes used to symbolize divine ecstasy, so that drinking in a dream may show a “thirst” for spiritual experiences.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are drinking in your dream, this connects with feelings of thirsting or longing. It suggests that you will find a satisfaction of your longings, either emotionally, physically or spiritually. It can also denote absorbing something, taking nourishment and, by so doing, it points to a change in some way.
If you are thirsty in your dream, it may be that you are thirsty as you sleep; if this doesn’t apply, a dream thirst suggests that you may be feeling emotionally parched in waking life, as water is a symbol of the emotions. Generally, if you are drinking something sweet, this may suggest a longing for more affection in waking life, whilst dreaming of a stronger drink may suggest a need for more energy or a stronger approach to a problem.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of drinking water from a fountain is a positive omen, meaning that you have the strength of character to solve all your current problems. Look within and trust your instincts.... My Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself drinking or being fed milk from the breast of a woman, it means he will either be imprisoned or find himself in utter poverty, as the maximum period for suckling is tow years. Anything beyond that means imprisonment or dire straits.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person dreams that he is drinking sea water and the water is not turbid or muddy nor are any waves seen in such waters it means he will acquire as much of the wealth of this world as the amount of water he had drunk. Moreover he shall lead a clean and happy life. But if the water is brackish or filthy or the ocean is shrouded in darkness or the water assumes the form of huge, frightening waves it suggest he will be afflicted with grief, fear and hardship, the intensity of which will depend on how much of the above conditions prevail in the water or ocean.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself drinking dirty or muddy water from a river it means he will suffer grief, anguish and heartache, the extend depending on the amount he drinks of such water.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Consuming clean, sweet water in the dream means he will enjoy a clean and happy life provided he does not know its quantity nor is he aware of himself being in a state of tuhr nor does he know himself to be on a journey in a strange, unknown place.
The same applies if the water is not sweet. But it the water is brackish and muddy, it means he will suffer from some ailment or disease whose seriousness will depend on how brackish or muddy the water is.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
This symbol has a wide trajectory in the continuum of fun and relaxation on the one end and excessive escapism on the other. This activity in a dream may point to a need for more balance in your life by letting go or more balance in your life by reining in the ways in which you avoid responsibility.
The dream context will help you with your interpretation, as will your waking-life relationship with alcohol.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Some believe that the ghosts in their dreams are real representations of the dead. This is an unlikely explanation of such dreams. More likely, to dream of the ghost of someone who is departed represents a part of you that is unclear and that you do not understand. Ghosts can also be all that you have left of loved ones who are no longer alive, so they can offer you comfort by appearing in your dreams, representing a welcome opportunity to speak once again to that special person and to come to terms with the fact that they are gone. To dream of the ghost of someone who has died might also represent something that you wanted that is no longer in your reach. This dream is telling you to move on. Another explanation is that your unconscious was pointing out an uncomfortable truth that your conscious mind is working hard to repress, just as the ghost of his father appeared to Shakespeare’s Hamlet to tell him something that he may already have known—that his father was murdered by Hamlet’s new stepfather.
To dream of touching a ghost and having it disappear indicates that you are trying to confront and come to terms with painful memories. Demonic ghost images with no face or dark shadows (’dementors’, if you are a Harry Potter fan) may represent your negative tendencies, unpleasant parts of personality or your ’shadow’. Old superstition-based dream interpretations say that dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand, if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a hedgehog or porcupine appears in a dream, it might indicate that the dreamer, or someone they know, is very prickly, easily offended or irritated by the remarks or actions of other people. It might also represent a vulnerable part of oneself that is quick to withdraw, but can react by lashing out and hurting others.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Spasmodic inhalation) Hiccups in a dream mean anger, interference in people’s business, or falling sick. As for a sick person, a hiccup in a dream means death, while for anyone else, it represents money.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a hiccup represent that you are dealing with overcoming a slight obstacle to your goal. Your subconscious mind may be telling you to breath deeply, remain persistent, and you will get through this challenge.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you have hiccups (or that someone else does) symbolizes minor interruptions and annoyances. You need to pace yourself and take your time in moving forward toward your goals.... My Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself milking and drinking cow milk it is a glad tiding that he will become rich, or if he is rich his wealth will increase; or if he is a slave he will become free and marry his mistress.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
First try to establish if, in your sleep, you are really thirsty—see Drink, Water. That which is giving, that which is mysterious. But also zest for life, advances, and luxury, as in Oysters, Balloon, Champagne.
A warning sign of alcoholism. What is the goblet made of? What is in it? Possibly something poisonous? The next question would be what kind of poison.
Classical symbol in depth psychology for female sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
There is often a good reason why your unconscious highlights a particular job or activity in your dream. The message may be easy to understand—for example, dreaming of an artist may encourage you to explore your artistic talent—but if an explanation is hard to arrive at, ask yourself which qualities you associate with that particular profession. For instance, discipline is a quality that immediately springs to mind when a soldier is mentioned, so if you dream of a soldier, ask yourself whether this is a quality you need to bring into your life or whether you are sufficiently disciplined for this to be an unlikely interpretation? The different people in your dream represent different abilities, weaknesses or interests you yourself have. Even if you know the person, the dream still suggests that person’s quality or skills in yourself. The only difference might be that your personal associations with the specific doctor or teacher you know who appears in your dream will also play a part.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- Many dreams will hold images of climbing and of reaching a plateau we reach a place after a hard climb which Ls even and not difficult to cross. Sometimes it can represent a period of peace and quiet, sometimes stasis where there is no energy left for change.
2- If the plateau is barren, we may need some further stimulus to help us move on.
If it seems to be a place of safety, we may not wish to move on and perhaps need to take time out to recuperate.
3- Spiritually a plateau offers choices. We can rest on our laurels and take time out to assess our progress, or we can use the plateau for calm and pcace.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a plateau: the present unrest in your life will soon be replaced by a time of tranquility and satisfaction. Looking at an open space in the middle of a forest is a sign of a well-balanced, quiet life.
If you are looking at a plateau from up high: you will achieve much in your life, even if nothing points to it right now.
Depth Psychology: Are you somehow dissatisfied with your life at the moment? Are you bored? Remember, a plateau may also be a sign that you can look to the future without worries and obstacles.... Dreamers Dictionary
Many dreams will hold images of climbing and of reaching a plateau. Spiritually this offers us choices. We can rest on our laurels and take time out to assess our progress, or we can use the plateau for calm and peace.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: After a great deal of effort we reach a place that is even and not difficult to cross. Sometimes it can represent a period of peace and quiet, sometimes stasis where there is no energy left for change. When this happens in a work situation we eventually need to decide on and initiate whatever further action is needed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are on a plateau suggests that you’re in a rut, or that you are taking a breather from life’s fast pace. There is little excitement in your life. Alternatively, the plateau symbolizes a high state of consciousness.... My Dream Interpretation
Old dream interpretation books say the porcupine in your dreams is a omen of good news and bad news. Good things may happen to you, but they will carry difficulties with them. From a more pragmatic point of view, porcupines are cute but untouchable animals. As a dream symbol it may represent a situation or a person in your life that fits that description.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Traditionally, dreaming of a porcupine is a omen of good news and bad news. Good things may happen to you, but they will carry with them difficulties. As a dream symbol, porcupines may represent a situation or a person in your life that is attractive, but unapproachable.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Withdrawing because you are too sensitive and too easily injured, while at the same time being “prickly” and ready for some cunning attack. According to early Christian understanding (the most widely read book of the Middle Ages, Physiologus), the porcupine is lovable and loves children. It kills Snakes.
Folklore: Your friendship is being taken advantage of.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Symbol: The porcupine is a symbol of miserliness and food cravings; also—because of its quills—it represents wrath.
Vision: The porcupine serves as a warning: don’t be so naive. It could also mean that you either planned to do a good deed for another person and were rebuffed, or you have painted yourself into a corner. Killing a porcupine: you got rid of a “prickly” person. Watching a porcupine catch a mouse: a very materialistic or sting)’ person is taking advantage of you. Getting pricked by a quill: someone is trying to ruin your reputation or harm vou.
Depth Psychology: The porcupine reflects your need for safety and security. It could also indicate actual mistrust on your part, which could influence your relationships. Have you “painted yourself into a corner”? Are you “being prickly”?... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a porcupine points to a need to defend and protect yourself from emotional or psychological harm. Alternatively, it indicates possibility of a situation which requires openness on your part. This also suggests the present of someone in your life who shields his/her vulnerability.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a porcupine represent your egoic defense mechanisms kicking in to protect the aspects of you that feel the most vulnerable, weak or fragile. Your dream may be giving you the message that just because your relationship feels prickly, it doesn’t mean it is time to walk away. This may be an opportune time for growth, transformation and healing of all your sharp edges.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Meat) In a dream, a steak represents an unavoidable evil happening, or it could represent a passing danger. Sliced meat in a dream also could mean happiness, quick earnings, fertility, or exposure of what man should keep personal and private. Seeing a butcher slicing meat in a dream could mean fights, evil, war, divisions in the society, or mixing the lawful with the unlawful, or usury, or fulfilling one’s needs.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Seeing a thief stealing your things means that you are afraid to lose your possessions. On the other hand, if it is you who is stealing, it indicates resentment towards someone. You may be trying to take ownership of foreign goods or feelings; or you may have set goals so high that now you have to break the rules to reach them.
Some superstitions associate this dream with love problems.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If someone steals something from you in your dream, you are feeling a lack of emotional understanding or appreciation in your life.
If you dream of stealing from a person or place you know, that is where you should look to for the emotional fulfilment you have been needing. Other dreams about stealing money means someone you are interested in is not paying attention to you. Also see “Stealing a Boyfriend”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If they are poor and feel like they have no other alternative or if they are greedy and do not want to put the time and the effort into earning what they need.
(The needs could be emotional as well as material.) Stealing alludes to moral questions in the dream’s psyche. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand why the stealing is taking place. Are people taking from you without your permission, or are you trying to reap the benefits of that which you did not earn? The message from the unconscious may be that of self-evaluation, neediness, and morality.
The understanding of this dream may bring you closer to understanding your deeper needs which will ultimately lead to greater happiness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Taking love, money or opponunity under false pretences; not giving as good as you get; feeling you are undeserving or unloved, and what you get is stealing because it is given unwillingly. Being stolen from: feeling cheated or not respected, may refer to sexuality or love—do you give it, or does it feel as if it is taken from you? Can also refer to death— that life is being ‘stolen’ from one. Idioms: steal one’s heart; steal someone’s thunder, steal the show. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To dream of stealing suggests we arc taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If it is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust.
If we are in a gang of thieves, then we should look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group we belong to.
1- Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affect ion.
2- Spiritually, stealing is using energy inappropriately. At each level of awareness we have certain power available to us which must be used wisclv and well For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic Vampirism’ is another form of stealing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of stealing suggests that we are intent on taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If in dreams this act is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust. However, if we belong to a gang of thieves, then we should carefully look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group that we belong to.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1.If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now.
Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.
If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you’ve accomplished. See “Robber”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(1) If you (try to) steal something in a dream, it may mean you have some need that is not being met. Where you do the stealing - at home, for instance, or at work - may indicate the area in which there is a lack of fulfilment.
(2) The dream may contain a recollection of an actual theft committed by vou.
If so, you need to do something about those guilt-feelings; and what was said in (1) above may still apply.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
You may be expressing a desire for things that are not rightfully yours.
The objects of theft are often things of value. Therefore, the symbolic meaning implies resources or levels of abundance that are being coveted and then taken without permission or regard for consequences.
The reverse side to stealing is being stolen from. This interpretation features the same themes and adds the elements of violation and loss.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To steal in a dream could indicate that the dreamer is deprived and the neediness can be fulfilled where the stealing takes place—e.g., at home, the office, or school. (See also Burglar, Robbery, Thieves / Theft).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams of stealing, pickpocketing, burglary, robbery, theft, petty crime or taking what is not yours generally suggest that you feel envious of another person in some way and want to have what they have. The key to the dream’s interpretation is to identify who you are thieving FROM and what you are trying to take.
If you are blackmailing someone in your dream or they are trying to blackmail you, this indicates emotional blackmail that you may be using to try and force someone to do as you want, or emotional blackmail used on you by someone else to get from you what they want.
To dream that you steal somebody’s boyfriend is a representation of sexual urges or self-betrayal from your subconscious. It also indicates that you will be entangled in a situation that is not in your best interests. Do not let your desires drive you to do anything you will regret later.
If you dream of someone else stealing your boyfriend, you are scared of being betrayed and abandoned, by friends, your romantic partner, or both. Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Billowing steam means that the goals you have set for yourself are ill defined and the dream symbolizes your insecurities and Aggression. Your work may have been all for naught and worthless.
The steam of a locomotive is a promise of great projects to come your way. Steam from a boiling pot on the stove; pay attention—family differences are about to surface.
Depth Psychology: Steam represents the amount of energy you invest in what you do; it also might be symbolic of anger you have repressed. Maybe you invested more energy in a project than was called for? The dream is a warning to release stress and tension to prevent the “pot” firom boiling over or exploding. See Fire, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Because it is two substances uniting into one (fire and water), steam suggests transformation. It also suggests a transitory experience, since steam also melts away.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you were burned by the steam, the dream is telling you to look out for deception within your close circle; to hear die sound of escaping steam portends quarrels and/or disagreement; a dream of turning off the steam is a sign that you will get a wish—or overcome an obstacle— which you thought was impossible.
Operating a steamroller forecasts success in all your undertakings; but if you dreamed of being run over or hit by one, you are being warned of hidden, but nevertheless active, hostility.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Seeing and hearing steam in a dream may symbolize the dreamer’s emotional state about an issue or situation. To have a “head of steam” about something means to be full of resolve and ready to proceed full steam ahead with a great deal of personal power to accomplish whatever is to be done. Alternatively, it may indicate anger about someone or some situation and the need to “let off steam.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Suppressed emotional energy, as in Dam, that wants to escape (letting off steam). You are under pressure. Or a jack-of-all-trades.
If the steam is not under pressure, this symbol might also mean dissolving, solving, solution, resolution, and the pleasure of shedding, as in letting go. Steam is also the symbol of devotion and self-abandon. Steam as a combination of hot water (passionate feelings) and air (intellect) also points to conscious commitment.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Mortar) In a dream, a steamroller represents a hard-working man, or a person who tries to make good of an investment but fails to succeed.
A steamroller in a dream also represents force, adversities, aberration, despotism, or it could mean bringing things down to proper level and correcting the course of one’s life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A steamroller may point out that you have allowed someone to flatten your spirit. It may be the response to a conversation in which you felt run over by the persuasive ideas of another. Or you may have felt that you have been pushed away from your own intention It may be a response to emotional trauma.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a steamroller signify that you are either feeling flattened out by someone’s overbearing behavior, or that you have been taking over a situation, and are rolling over people’s feelings, leaving them flat and depleted. Consider the feeling tone to discern the significance for you. See Bulldozer.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a steamroller in your dream - whether it was you or someone else driving it - generally suggests that you are too pushy with others. Alternatively, this dream might mean that you let people walk all over you.... My Dream Interpretation
To see or use a drinking straw in your dream suggests that you have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bonds with them.
To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
1- It will depend on whether the dream is about tea as a commodity. or a social occasion. On a practical level, tea as a commodity represents a unit of exchange, whereas the social occasion suggests inter-communication.
2- The Japanese tea ceremony suggests a unique way of caring for and nurturing someone, as does afternoon tea.
Dreaming of tea cups in particular links with the individual’s need for divination (reading tea leaves).
A tea break in a work environment suggests a need for rest and relaxation from concentration.
3- lea as a symbol suggests spiritual refreshment and making an offering.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A cup of tea may represent something soothing being offered, as well as leisurely conversation with a iriend. Tea may suggest refinement and point to the execution of good manners with an important client.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Drinking tea: a call for reflection, because you are being pulled into a very confusing situation that can only be resolved with patience and tranquility. See Coffee.
Depth Psychology: Tea might be a symbol of your need for peace and quiet, companionship, or relaxation. Your immediate future will bring interesting experiences, new ideas, and new people into your life.... Dreamers Dictionary
Tea as a symbol suggests spiritual refreshment – based on a reverence for nature and the creation of a perfect moment in time. You might also like to consult the entries for ceremony and rite / ritual.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: It will depend on whether the dream is about tea as a commercial commodity, or a social occasion. On a practical level, tea as a commodity represents a unit of exchange, whereas the social occasion – and the ceremonies associated with this – suggests inter-communication and the gift of our time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream that you are making or brewing tea suggests you feel guilty or regretful about your actions.
If you dream about drinking tea with your friends, there is shallowness in your friendships and something darker is beneath the surface. Teabags in a dream suggest that you are hiding something from the people who care about you. Also see “Teapot”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
There is a great deal of ritual associated with tea, and despite the caffeine that some teas contain, the act of drinking tea is often associated with relaxation, civility, and calm. To be making tea in a dream is an indication of a desire to incorporate more of these gentle qualities into your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Bucket; Grammar teacher; Language teacher) In a dream, a teacher represents a strong person who does people favors and particularly those who learn at his hand unless ifhe takes monetary compensation for his work in the dream.
An elementary school teacher in a dream represents a commander, a judge, a scholar, or a trainer.
A grammar teacher and a language teacher in a dream represents honor, dignity, exalted rank, helping others, having important connections with people in authority, scholars, or he could represent understanding, clarity of speech, easy life, profits, marriage, children, or parents.
A teacher in a dream also represents a bird hunter who presides over the affairs of ignorant people.
(Also see Educator; Engraver; Grammarian; Language; Writer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Functioning as an emotional aid. Points to the times when you were in school.
The teacher is an archetypal figure of authority. Bad conscience, often connected to sensuality. Teachers are almost always the leaders that guide us into adulthood. This may also be an initiation dream.
The inner guide teaching about maturity and self-discipline. On the other hand, there may be the tendency to preach to oneself and to others.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- For many people, a teacher is the first figure of authority they meet outside the family. That person has a profound effect on the child and the teacher is often dreamt about in later years. Teachers can also generate conflict if their expressed views are very different to those learnt by the child at home. This may be something which has to be resolved through dreams in later vears.
2- When we are looking for guidance, the Animus/Anima (see Introduction) can present itself in dreams as a teacher. Often the figure will be that of a headmaster or headmistress (someone who ‘knows better’).
3- A spiritual teacher usually appears either in dreams or in person when the individual is ready to progress. There is a saying ‘when the chela (pupil) is ready, the teacher will come’. Often, that teacher will not appear as a Wise Old Man (See Introduction) or woman, but as a person appropriate to the level of the dreamer’s understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Symbol: A teacher in a man’s dream represents his father.
Vision: If a man dreams about a female teacher, it means he has a repressed, sadistic streak—the craving to physically punish, even brutalize others. Seeing a teacher is a warning about thoughdess and frivolous behavior. Talking with a teacher: it is not only the best but also right time to solve long neg-lected problems.
If you are the teacher, it means you think you know everything better than anybody else and have a tendency to lecture other people. See Exam, Test.
Depth Psychology: The teacher is usually your inner guide who is standing by with helpful advice.
The teacher reminds you that life is a continuous test and challenge.
The dream is also addressing your self-doubt, challenging you to trust yourself. See Steering Wheel.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a current or past teacher is an indication that you need some help and advice regarding a waking life situation. Your life has recently changed, and you need someone to talk with. Conversely, the teacher may be your subconscious seeking to remind you about past lessons. Consider what in your life has changed, and who you see as an authority figure or teacher.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of being a teacher is about attitudes and feelings about authority, a projection of status on someone else, mastery and authority of a particular school of thought.
If you dream of being the teacher, consider whether or not you feel adequate for the job, frustrated, or joyous.
If you dream that the teacher is someone other than yourself, then you are projecting what you already know onto them, and/or projecting your power outside of self. Keep in mind that you cannot be taught something you don’t already know.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A spiritual teacher usually appears either in dreams or in person when the individual is ready to progress. There is a saying in the hindu religion, ‘when the chela (pupil) is ready, the teacher will come.’ Often that teacher will not appear as a wise old man or woman, but as a person appropriate to the level of our understanding. Consult the entries for education, school and authority figures in people, as well as the information on animus, anima and wise old man in archetypes in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are looking for guidance, the animus / anima can present itself in dreams as a teacher. Often the figure will be that of a headmaster or headmistress (someone who ‘knows better’).
If we dream of ourselves as a teacher we will need to look at what information we have that should be passed on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: For many people, a teacher is the first figure of authority they meet outside the family. That person has a profound effect on the child and the teacher is often dreamt about in later years. Teachers can also generate conflict if their expressed views are very different to those learnt by the child at home. This may be something that has to be resolved through dreams in later years.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see your teacher (past or present) in a dream suggests that you are seeking some advice, guidance, or knowledge. You are heading into a new path in life and ready to learn by example or from a past experience. Consider your own personal experiences with that particular teacher. Alternatively, it may relate to issues with authority and seeking approval. You may going through a situation in your waking life where you feel that you are being treated like a student or in which you feel you are being put to a test.
If you dreamed of a dangerous or evil teacher, or just an incompetent one, you may be getting bad advice from someone close to you.
If you were the teacher, see “Teaching”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
One who shows the way. All beings are teachers, how to or not to do something. Pay attention to inner or higher teacher in order to make life simpler. You are awakened to insight by own receptivity; although all people are teachers, and a few are especially influential along your path, remember to be your own guru.... The Dream Books Symbols
The figure of the teacher is very important. It represents the values of knowledge, experience, and wisdom. This dream, however, can have many nuances. For example, if you are a strict school teacher, inclined to punish students, it is a sign that you lack security. The cause may be from a latent inferiority complex that is balanced out by a controlling and dictatorial attitude. In most cases, having a dream of this kind does not speak well of your maturity.
If the teacher is a serious, formal, scholarly person, it means that you are at a formative stage of intellectual development.
If the teacher inspires respect and admiration (a father figure), the dream expresses emotional maturity and stability. (See GRANDPARENTS, ACADEMY, AUTHORITY, LIBRARY, and HERMIT)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A teacher in a dream is part archetype and part character aspect.
The teacher is the one with the knowledge, and to dream of one is to be tapping into the part of you that knows.
If the teacher is someone known to you, add the element of that person’s personal qualities to your interpretation.
The less you know of the teacher in a dream, the more you may be experiencing wisdom at an archetypal level. No matter how the teacher appears, consider that there may be something for you to learn. Learning occurs by accumulating small amounts of data that build upon each other. Teachers know what piece of information needs to be added next in order for learning to take place.
A figure of authority, the teacher is the one person at school who knows what the lesson plan is. Teachers have both the questions and the answers. Not only do they control what happens in the classroom, but they also know why things are ordered in a particular way. Each of our teachers presents us with the specific information needed to master a particular level of our functioning. Any teacher in a dream represents the part of you that understands this concept of step-by-step mastery and provides the mental environment in which learning occurs, or is blocked. There is great patience built into this process, even though many of your teachers in life may have lacked this quality. When a teacher appears in your dream, examine the person as a character aspect of yourself.
The teacher’s behavior toward you in the dream and your resulting feelings will offer insight as to how well your inner guidance system is operating and to what degree you are showing yourself patience with the pace of your growth.
A kindly teacher will result in a very different interpretation from one who is abusive or frightening.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Because we spend so much time in school, teachers in dreams can represent many different aspects of the human experience. In general, teachers represent authority. Perhaps the situation we find ourselves in at the moment is a “learning experience.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Teaching is the art of communicating knowledge, experience, skill, and wisdom to another. Teaching, or offering instruction of any kind, can manifest through parental guidance, business apprenticeship, or by inspired instruction in ethics or kindness.
If this archetype appears in your dreams, it can suggest that others seek you out for the richness of your experience or that you need to seek out someone or something to teach you the ropes. The shadow teacher manifests as a desire to manipulate or abuse those you are instructing, and to be more concerned with recognition than with imparting knowledge.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of a teacher, tutor or lecturer you know or don’t know but who treats you kindly and with respect, it may mean that you are in need of guidance, advice or knowledge. Sometimes the subject with which the teacher in your dream is associated may be a clue as to why they have entered your slumber. Teachers are authority figures that have power over children so your dreaming mind may also have summoned a teacher into your dream to represent your boss or even yourself, if you are in charge of others.
If you dreamed of a teacher who was an overbearing bully, is this referring to aspects of yourself or someone you know?... The Element Encyclopedia
Represents a friends or a king or his minister. And if a person sees himself sitting which the pupils or students in the madrasah it means he will live long and reach a good old age.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Being in front of a classroom in a dream may indicate your desire to teach others or to share what you know. Teaching in a dream may compensate for feelings that you are unable to influence others in the way you would like Standing in front of an empty classroom may signify feelings of frustration that no one seeks your knowledge or advice.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of teaching others, you have learned from your past experiences and gained wisdom that will help you. You are facing the future with confidence and self-knowledge. Congratulations!... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a team reflect your level of integration among the various aspects of yourself.
If you are operating with synergy, then this dream signifies that you are powerfully unified within yourself and you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
If the team is operating in disharmony, then this dream is a message for you to organize your various sub-personalities into a singular focus so that you can win this game called life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A positive dream that features a team is generally a lucky one. Any display of sportsmanship in a dream is a favorable omen and indicates advancement in your chosen endeavor through the help of influential friends.
It is especially lucky to dream of being on a winning team.
To dream that you are watching a sports team, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you work in team, or that you are part of a sports team, the unconscious is transmitting you the need to be more sociable in the professional field. Therefore, if these images coincide with an offer to participate in a business, a priori, the dream would be encouraging you to be part of such project.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Most dreams in which you are playing a team game reflect how well you feel you are performing within a group situation in waking life, whether it is among your family and friends, or—more typically—in relation to colleagues at work. So if you dreamed of playing football, basketball, hockey, netball, rugby or volleyball, pay attention to how you are reacting or playing in the team. Are you the weak link? Are you lazy? Are you the one who pulls the team together? Are you a good sport? Do you play fairly, or do you cheat and break the rules? Do you respect authority and the decision of the referee or judges? Are you a team player or only concerned about your own performance? The answer to questions such as these will prove helpful if they are considered in the context of your participation in group dynamics in waking life.
Dreams that feature baseball can be littered with sexual symbols such as the bat, the ball and the gloves. According to Freudians, such dreams—and this would be true of all games containing umpires or referees—might be an oblique reference to a challenge you have made to a father figure, as represented by the umpire. The white outfits worn in the game of cricket may suggest a yearning for childhood innocence; the friendly, relaxed and languid nature of the game might reveal a longing to withdraw from a fiercely competitive environment, whether at home or at work. The intense passions of football, whether in the form of rugby, soccer or gridiron, may symbolize sexual excitement; scoring a goal or a try, for example, might symbolize orgasm. Jungians, however, would see dream football as a mirror of the dreamer’s spiritual aspirations. Some team sports seem unlikely topics for a dream but your dreaming mind may select them specifically for their symbolism. To dream that you are part of a rowing team, for example, stresses the importance of collective effort and pulling together as a team.... The Element Encyclopedia
Tears can represent hurt or compassion, and it is often this latter meaning that applies spiritually. Experiencing compassion in a dream can make us more aware of the necessity for it in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of being in tears and then to wake up and discover that we are actually crying, suggests that some hurt or trauma has come sufficiently close to the surface to enable us to deal with it on a conscious level.
To interpret tearing something up in dreams will depend on whether the action is destructive or one of division in order to share.
If the article is already torn, then there is an aspect of our lives that is less than perfect and has been damaged in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Pearls) In a dream, cold tears mean happiness while warm tears mean sadness. Running tears over one’s cheeks without crying in a dream mean slander that carries weight. Guarded tears in someone’s eyes that do not flow over his cheeks in a dream mean storing illegal money, or disguising the unlawful source of one’s income which one’s adversaries will eventually unveil or expose.
If such tears are finally shed in the dream, they mean that one will willingly spend such money, or get rid of it to conceal his act.
If one sees tears running from his right eye and entering his left eye in the dream, it means that his son and daughter may engage in sexual intercourse, and he must immediately separate between their rooms, and teach them about the lawful and the unlawful. Tears which come during yawning in a dream signify payment of an unjust fine. Seeing tears during the daylight time, or under the sun, or in front of a fire in a dream means business losses caused by one of these three elements. Tears in a dream also signify loneliness, leaving one’s homeland, or yearning to see one’s beloved, or they may represent pearls.
1- Iears in dreams can indicate an emotional release and a cleansing.
If we are crying we may not feel we are able to give way to emotion in everydav life, but can do so in the safe scenario of a dream.
If we dream of someone else in tears we perhaps need to look at our own conduct to see if it is appropriate.
2- To dream of being in tears and then to wake up and discover that we are actually crying, suggests that some hurt or trauma has come sufficiently close to the surface to enable us to deal with it on a conscious level.
3- fears can represent hurt or compassion, and it is often this latter meaning which applies spiritually. Experiencing compassion in a dream can make us more aware of the necessity for it in waking life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Release of emotion, whether joy or sorrow. Emotional cleansing, release of sadness, frustration, suppressed negativity. Healthy form of balancing emotional energies. Spiritual awakening of love, oneness, inner truth; tears of awareness.... The Dream Books Symbols
Surprisingly, tears in a dream bodes well: you can resume old projects and through them enjoy economic prosperity and social success. Similarly, the innermost desires will be satisfied and you will experience a time of happiness and joy. Associated symbolically with sperm and the fertility of water, in the psychoanalytic field, tears correspond to fecundity.
The Egyptians related tears with fertility, based on the myth of the flooding of the Nile (their means of fertilizing the fields); thanks to the tears shed by Isis in search of her murdered husband.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
1- When we are being teased in a dream, we are becoming aware that our own behaviour may not be appropriate.
If we are teasing someone and pointing out their idiosyncrasies, we may actually be highlighting our own discrepancies.
2- Teasing can be a form of bullying, of becoming a victim. We need to understand our requirement to have power over someone, rather than helping them. Teasing will often arise from an insecurity and an awareness of our own doubts and fears. In archetypal terms it is an easy way to project our own difficulties onto other people.
3- Within spiritual development one becomes aware of others’ faults of character. Teasing or being teased in dreams alerts us to an ego state which is not appropriate for further development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of teasing signify flirtation, playfulness, camaraderie, trust, and rapport. You connecting and engaging with the childlike essence within yourself and thee person you are playing with. See Flirting and Bully.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Fear of loss, particularly in personal relationships, or you want to “steal away” from a relationship. Is something being stolen from you or are you the thief? What is being stolen?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Spiritual torture can be a conflict between right and wrong and spiritual torment is the mental agony, which ensues when we must make choices between two or more courses of action. Often the idea of such torture for the benefit of the majority – that is, the greater good is part of the process of growth. Spiritual teasing is the sort of irritation engendered by the imp. You might also like to consult the entries for imp, sadism and victim as well as the information on nightmares in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Being teased in dreams may reveal a fear of becoming a laughing stock.
If we are being physically tortured in dreams, we need to look at the other images and personalities in the dream to discover what significance such action has in our everyday life. It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realizing it. Torment has a hugely emotional charge behind it and reveals an element of sadism in our dream tormentor. This can amount to persecution and is the sort of dream that will surface in post-traumatic stress disorder.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When an image connected with torture appears in a dream, often we are trying to come to terms with a great hurt. This does not need to be on a physical level – indeed, it hardly ever is.
It is more likely to be emotional or mental pain.
If we are unable to deal with the hurt, the dream may escalate into one of torment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The interpretation of this dream can lead the dreamer to realize that there are issues or persons demanding his attention. On the other hand, it also indicates his desire to be cared for and needed by others. Almost always, it is associated with a need for affection.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams