Dream Interpretation Eating the flesh of his mare | Dream Meanings


Eating the flesh of his mare means prosperity and honour. Also, he will enjoy a good reputation and receive subsistence (rizq).

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Eating The Flesh Of His Mare | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Eating Flesh Mare

Acquiring But Not Eating The Fruits Of Jannah

Acquiring the fruits of Jannah but not eating them or not having the ability to eat them means he will acquire deen but he will not profit from it . Sometimes a dream of this nature could also mean that he will acquire the knowledge of Deen which not benefit him in any way.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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As A Nightmare

Feeling overburdened, fear of the difficulties ahead. Descending into an abyss means paying attention to the unconscious, because that is where the reason for the present difficulties resides. Falling into an abyss is usually accompanied by feelings of depression, similar to those connected to Ashes, Murder, and Trap. Turning away from an abyss is often a sign of having turned a blind eye to the facts; it points to emotional grief.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Beating

(Blow; Hit; Lash; Whip) To hit someone with a staff in a dream means bringing back to life something that died away or investigating the cause of a death or clarifying something.

To beat someone with a wooden stick in a dream means failing to fulfill a promise, or it could mean lying to someone. Ifsomeone in authority hits his employee in a dream, it means that he will give him a raise.

If he hits him on his back in the dream, it means that he will pay his debt.

If he hits him on his backside in the dream, it means that he will give him a daughter in marriage. Ifone hits someone head with a stick in a dream, it means that he desires his position or it may denote his jealousy.

If one hits someone between the eyes in a dream, it means that he wants him to get lost. Beating someone in a dream also means to rebuke, revile or insult him, or it could mean to admonish him. Beating someone over his scull in a dream means that the victim in the dream will attain excellence of expression and reach his goals.

If he hits him over the earlobe and if it bleeds in the dream, it means that the assailant will rape and deflower the daughter of the victim. Like that, interpreting the subject of beating must be associated with the meaning of the limb affected in the dream.

(See Body’), Beatings in a dream also connotes supplications.

If one sees himself beating a donkey in a dream, it means that he does not earn his daily bread unless he regularly prays for it.

To beat someone in a dream also means cursing him. Ifhe hits him over the head in the dream, it means speaking ill of him and that one cannot retrieve his words or apologize for them. Beating a family member in a dream means that one’s wife is committing adultery. Beating someone in a dream also means benefiting him, or it could mean business losses. Ifone is beaten in a dream, it means profits and benefits, unless if the one beating him is an angel, or a deceased person, or a member of his family. Beating someone with a leather belt or with a cane in a dream means bad consequences in wakefulness. Hitting the floor in a dream means taking a trip.

If one receives one hundred lashes on his back in a dream, it means that he has committed adultery, or it could mean that he has the intention to do so.

If one receives forty lashes in a dream, it means that he indulges in drinking alcohol or uses intoxicants.lfhe is lashed eighty times in a dream, it means that he slanders married women.lfhe is whipped by a deceased person in the dream, it means that he is pursuing wrong ideas and should reverse his course, for a deceased person dwells in the kingdom of truth and follows only what pleased God Almighty. However, if one sees himself in a dream beating a deceased person, this could be interpreted to denote the strength of his faith, certitude, prayers and charitable nature. It also could mean benefits from a business trip or pursuing a lost interest. Beating in a dream when it causes no pain, bleeding or scratches means receiving a new garment, paying debts, or hearing sarcastic comments. Beating an animal in a dream means either training him, or it could mean ignorance and being unfair toward such an animal.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Beating

1- In dreams the act of beating something or someone represents our need for ‘power over’ by our aggression and brute force.

2- To be beaten either physically or in a game indicates submission on our part to a greater force.

3- Particularly if one is taking a beating, humility, anguish and grief arc symbolised.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Beating

Marital happiness is foretold by a man’s dreaming that he is beating his wife. Fathers or mothers who dream of beating their children will be blessed with more offspring.... The Complete Dream Book

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Beating

Vision: Getting a beating: someone or something is putting obstacles in your wray; or it is punishment for the wrong you have done? Beating someone else: in spite of the adversities you have to face, you will conclude an important project successfully. You will let nothing and nobody stand in your way. See Brawl, Fight.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Beating

If a married man dreams that he is Beating his wife, it is a very fortunate sign and denotes married happiness and a comfortable home. But for lovers, it is considered a bad dream.

It is also fortunate if a man dreams that he is Beating some woman who is not his wife. In the same way, if a father or mother dreams that they are punishing one of their own children, it is a fortunate sign, but not if the child is a stranger.... Mystic Dream Book

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Beating

Particularly if you yourself are taking a beating, humility, anguish and grief are symbolized, along with the recognition of a degree of cruelty by others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Beating

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be beaten, either physically or in a game, indicates submission on our part to a greater force.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Beating

Material aspects: In dreams the act of beating something or someone represents our need for ‘power over’ whatever is represented. It suggests a need to control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Black Mare

he will marry a wealthy woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Bleating

To hear young animals bleating in your dreams, foretells that you will have new duties and cares, though not necessarily unpleasant ones.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Bleating Of Lambs

This is a very fortunate dream and indicates both prosperity in business and happiness at home. But the young Lambs must be seen with their dams, or your dream will show a disappointment at the last moment, just when you expect success.... Mystic Dream Book

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Cheating

To dream of cheating on a test or at a game can symbolize the use of underhanded tactics in your life, Gen. 31:7... Christian Dream Symbols

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Cheating

(relationships) see Adultery ... Christian Dream Symbols

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Cheating

If you see yourself being cheated in a dream, you can expect a stroke of good luck.

If you’re do the cheating, someone will soon outwit you in your waking life... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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Cheating

For a married person to dream that he or she has been cheating in love is a sign of trouble ahead.

To dream that one has overcome a temptation to cheat predicts happiness.

Misfortune in love affairs is predicted by unmarried folk when they dream that they are cheated In card or other games or in business transactions.... The Complete Dream Book

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Cheating

It is better to dream of being cheated than to cheat Both dreams, however» point to family difficulties.... The Complete Dream Book

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Cheating

To dream that you have been Cheated, is a fortunate omen; but take care if you yourself Cheat someone else in your dream.... Mystic Dream Book

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Cheating

A warning to play it straight. If, in the dream, the dreamer is cheating, he should watch out for someone trying to cheat him.

If the dreamer is being cheated, he can expect a stroke of luck. Astrological parallel: Pluto Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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Cheating

Are you cheating in your dreams in order to pass an exam or test? If you dreamed of running, did you take a shortcut in the race? What happened? Were you caught, or did you get the gold star? How you feel about all this is important. Often dreams in which we win by cheating are similar to gray areas in waking life. They are actions that express a lack of self-confidence. Why do you think you couldn’t win the prize without cheating? Why do you feel inadequate? Why are you afraid to lose?

In your dreams, winning by cheating may leave you with an empty feeling.

If you get caught cheating in your dream, this can leave you feeling anxious as well, and these feelings are your unconscious reminding you that you don’t feel worthy of the prize. Sometimes, though, cheating dreams can be positive, indicating that you’re beginning to see yourself as a potential winner, but are not yet ready to recognize this inside yourself. The best way to make sense of these sorts of dream is to think about how you feel, and what situation in waking life they may be referring to.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Cheating

To dream that you are cheating on your spouse or partner suggests feelings of guilt and self-betrayal. You may have compromised your beliefs or integrity in some way. Alternatively, your dreaming mind may be conjuring up various scenarios to give you an idea of how different things might be or encouraging you to develop an aspect of yourself represented by the dream lover. To dream that your spouse or partner is cheating on you indicates your fears of being abandoned. You may suffer from a lack of attention in the relationship.

Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others. To dream that you are cheating at a game suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Cheating - In A Relationship

If you dream of cheating on your boyfriend, it means you will be entangled in a situation that is not in your best interest, perhaps even illegal. You may have behaved in a way that compromised your values.

If you dream that your partner was okay with you cheating, you may feel be feeling guilty about something. Alternately, this dream can suggest that you are exploring areas of your sexuality, but still wish to remain with your real-life partner.

To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.

To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... My Dream Interpretation

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Cheating - On A Test

To dream that you are cheating on a test, suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

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Eat / Eating

There is a belief that we are reputed to become what we eat, so to feed ourselves spiritually we perhaps should eat the best food possible, putting ourselves as much in touch with nature as possible. This can have a holistic effect on us, putting us more closely in touch with our own spirituality, often through dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Eat / Eating

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives.

To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own – or possibly other people’s – emotions and fears or by our internal drives. Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Eat / Eating

Material aspects: To be eating in a dream shows that one is attempting to satisfy one’s needs or hunger. Hunger is a basic drive and we need to realize that only once such a drive is met can we move forward to satisfying our more aesthetic needs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Eat / Eating

Pleasurable dreams about eating mean you are happy in a real life relationship.

If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.

To dream of eating alone means you’re feeling sad.

To dream that you are watching others eat, means you feel left out of “the banquet of life” - you need more fulfillment, love and friendship in your waking life. Also see “Eating Disorder”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

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Eating

To dream of eating alone, signifies loss and melancholy spirits.

To eat with others, denotes personal gain, cheerful environments and prosperous undertakings.

If your daughter carries away the platter of meat before you are done eating, it foretells that you will have trouble and vexation from those beneath you or dependent upon you.

The same would apply to a waiter or waitress. See other subjects similar. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Eating

1. Eating alone equals depression, or being engulfed by a feeling of rejection.

2. One is being “eaten up” by something.

3. The desire to break off a relationship.

4. Overeating indicates anxiety or concern over something.

5. Food equals emotional sustenance. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Eating

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Eating

You enjoy your meal and drink on the terrace of a gorgeous restaurant: you can expect to enjoy your rising social status and increased wealth • You crack seeds: you’ll have a wonderful child • You eat well cooked meat: yo... Chine Dream Interpretation

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Eating

Eating in a dream symbolizes the need for new interests and stimulation. However, if the foods you are eating are specifically those you enjoyed in your childhood, then you have a need for comfort and safe haven at the moment.

If a waiter should clear away the food that you are eating before you are finished, this denotes a business loss that will injure your finances.

If a spouse should do this in the middle of dining at home, you will have many domestic troubles.

If you should be dining with others in elegant surroundings then you will have personal victories.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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Eating

Satisfying one’s needs or hunger’. This can be any area of need, such as emotional, mental, sexual, depending on dream context. Example: I am putting four of our puppies under the grill and cooking them’ (Maureen). Although Mau­reen hasn’t eaten her puppies yet, her dream illustrates how food is used to represent emotional needs. Maureen is child­less, has a lot of mother love, planned the pregnancy of her bitch, and gets enormous satisfaction from rearing the pup­pies. She is literally hungry for the exchange of love and care she finds in dealing with her puppies.

Occasionally shows information about actual nutritional needs or physical allergies. Also, to eat is to continue involve­ment in the fundamental processes of life, a celebration of interdependence.

To not eat: shows a conflict with the physi­cal reality of one’s body and its needs, an avoidance of growth or change; an attempt to be isolated from others, reality, the whole. Avoiding cenain foods: expression of decision making in dealing with needs; food allergy. Giving food to others: giving of oneself to others, or nunuring some aspect of one­self. Eating objects or repulsive food: meeting objectionable experiences; trying to ‘stomach’ things which make you ‘sick’.

Example: 1 ran into a house and came face to face with a huge stag. I noted the open back door, whereupon he staned eating my leg. I was pushing against his horns and managed to stop him chewing me’ (Jasmine C). Being eaten : the first pan of Jasmine’s dream (not quoted) is obviously sexual. Be­ing eaten therefore suggests she is being consumed by her sexual drive. Being eaten, especially if it is the face, also shows how our identity, or our fragile sense of self, is feeling attacked by emotions or fears, other people, or internal dnves.

The classic story of Jonah illustrates this, and shows how the conscious personality needs to develop a working relationship with the unconscious. Eaten by dogs, maggots: feelings about death. See food. Sec also dog under animals; individuation. Idioms: eaten away; eat din; eat humble pie; eat like a horse; eat one’s hean out, eat one’s words; eat out of one’s hand; eat you out of house and home; what’s eating you?; proof of the pudding is in the eating; dog eat dog. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Eating

Grounding, taking something in, being touched by sensual pleasures. In the widest sense of the word, it always points to emotional or spiritual food. What do you have to do to nurture your soul?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Eating

also see Devour, Food and Nourishment

1- To be eating in a dream shows that one is attempting to satisfy one’s needs or hunger. Hunger is a basic drive and we need to realise that only once such a drive is met can we move forward to satisfying our more aesthetic needs.

2- Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives.

To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own or possibly other people’s - emotions and fears or by our internal drives.

Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.

3- We are reputed to become what we cat, so spiritually we should eat the best food possible.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Eating

(see Food by type, Beverages, Candy, Fasting, Hunger)

If you have been dieting lately, this is likely a circumstantial dream that needs no further explanation.

The ideas, concepts, or beliefs currently being internalized (e.g., “you are what you eat”).

In esoteric traditions, eating is a way to ground energy and reestablish foundations in the material world. Consider if both feet have been on terra firm a lately.

Metaphorically, is there something for which you hunger in your life, physically, mentally, or spiritually? If so, find the right food to fill that hunger so that strong, healthy growth may begin (or continue).

A representation of your current eating habits. Are you eating well-rounded meals—or too much junk food? Consider what the dream shows you in terms of how you’ve been feeling lately, and make appropriate adjustments in your diet.

Eating a celebratory feast represents sampling a little from many different aspects of life, and enjoying each fully. It may also portend a period of abundance and pleasant surprises soon to follow.

Arriving late for a feast indicates the presence of many pressing personal matters that often detain social interactions.

Reviewing a menu in a dream signifies life’s decisions and how metaphorically “good” they are for you. Consider what types of foods were chosen, and if the choices were costly, for more specific symbolism.

Leaving a table hungry represents being dissatisfied bv the results of an effort, the answer received from a question, or a situation that is less fulfilling than you might wish.... The Language of Dreams

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Eating

Eating in dreams represents may express concerns about receiving nourishment or being nurtured by others. Eating in dreams may also reflect literal eating habits such as eating too fast, being too picky or eating too much.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Eating

(See also separate articles of food).

To dream of eating in company with one or more congenial people is, in general, a sign that your lot will be one of contentment.... The Complete Dream Book

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Eating

It is an unfortunate augury to dream of eating alone.... The Complete Dream Book

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Eating

Vision + Depth Psychology: Dreaming about eating means that you are sexually unfulfilled or looking to have sex. Eating at a large table: you want more social interaction. Eating a rich meal alone: recklessness and lack of empathy have made you unpopular. Eating very little food: you are remorseful.

If you are hungry, but can’t find anything to eat: a change in your life.

If you are dieting, you will have frequent food and eating-related dreams.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Eating

To dream that you are eating alone suggests a sense of sadness, of being down in the dumps. You could be feeling as though you have been neglected or disowned from certain relationships. Eating can often be seen as trying to fill the void you feel from a lack of friendship or loneliness. This could also represent your wish to become more self-sufficient.

To dream that you are eating with others represents balance, closeness, happiness, prosperity, and successful opportunities.

To dream that you are overeating or undereating suggests that you sense your soul may not be complete. Food may indicate love, companionship, sex, or contentment. Food can signify that you wish to indulge in these aspects.

If you are refusing to eat, then you may wish to be more self-reliant.

To dream that someone takes food away before you are done indicates that you may encounter troubles from those that rely on you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Eating

If a waiter should clear away the food that you are eating before you are finished this denotes business loss that will injure your finances.

If a spouse should do this in the middle of dining at home you will have many domestic troubles.

If you should be dining with others in elegant surroundings then you will have personal victories.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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Eating

An unfortunate omen as a rule, and a sign of family quarrels. But if you see other people Eating in your dream, it shows a valuable friendship.

To eat Cheese is fortunate, however. See FRUIT, and other similar titles.... Mystic Dream Book

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Eating

When the dreamer eats alone, loss of physical energy may cause inertia. This, in turn, signifies mental depression.

A dream of endless eating indicates many worries and a restless, unsatisfactory way of living.

If the food is removed before the dreamer has finished with it, domestic or occupational complications must be solved.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Eating

The interpretation of this dream differs greatly according to the circum- stances and other factors ihvolved, so you must look up the various foods, fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. How- ever, as a general guide eating with guests is a happy omen, but to eat alone is a warning to guard against a loss of status or valued friends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Eating

(1) Eating can be a substitute form of self-gratification and may therefore represent the basic need that has been displaced - for example, sex, love, fulfilment in work.

(2) If something or someone is threatening to eat you, the meaning is probablv that there is something in your unconscious - a complex, phobia, fixation or whatever - which, if not attended to, may take over your whole life.

(3) Perhaps there is something that you need to ‘digest inwardly*; some positive idea or attitude that you need to assimilate into your being.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Eating

The dreams in which you ingest food have often a purely physiological origin (simply, you are hungry). However, these images can also be representing your “hunger” in intellectual, emotional, and professional matters. So, if you eat something you dislike it means your current situation displeases you in any of the stated elements. You only remain on it, solely and exclusively, because you are unable to propose new alternatives.

If you dream you swallow something you dislike without chewing it first, it indicates you do not want to face an unpleasant issue. In contrast, a food binge warns you against a saturation (physical or mental) so you should enhance communication with others. To Freud, the mouth was a primary erogenous zone. The dreams in which you eat, therefore, are closely related to sexuality. A food binge, in this regard, denotes that you are too lenient in the sexual arena. Starving, however, denotes the denial of your sexual needs.

If the dream’s atmosphere is pleasant it reflects intimacy with others and good relations. Otherwise, it relates to the frigidity and the poor condition of your social contacts.

Usually, it warns against a dispute or economic loss. Eating salt or lard means you will be the subject of a heated argument.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Eating

The symbolism of eating primarily has to do with the taking in of sustenance and nurturance. This can relate to other things besides food, for such is the power of a symbol.

If eating is featured in your dream, take a look at where in your life you are experiencing some issue around how well you are taking care of your own needs.

The context of a dream that features this activity should offer many clues.

The more excessive the eating, the more the dream may be pointing to issues of excess and gluttony. What you are eating should be considered for symbolic interpretation as well. Once you are clear about the meaning you ascribe to the food (or other substance) of your dream, recognize that the act of eating is expressing a desire to take that quality into your own body and integrate it as part of you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Eating

Eating sometimes symbolizes partaking of nonphysical forms of nourishment. It may also represent enjoyment or indulgence. Because the English language uses certain eating metaphors, eating in dreams sometimes indicates anxiety (“What’s eating you?”) or being overwhelmed (being “eaten alive”). (See also Devour, Hunger).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Eating

Freud associated eating with sexuality insisting, for example, that dreams about fruit were always about women’s breasts or buttocks. But it is true to say that dreams about eating do often have a sexual implication. The ancients believed that, because of their shapes, certain types of fruit and vegetable were aphrodisiacs; these associations linger to this day. Your physical actions in the dream may also be significant; sucking and licking food, for example, probably have a sexual reference. Biting and chewing food can also have a sexual reference, but they may also refer to your ability to absorb new information.

Eating might, in addition, represent a need to be more body conscious or grounded in material reality.

To dream that you are eating alone signifies loss, loneliness and depression. Alternatively, eating alone may reflect your independent nature. Also consider the pun, ‘what’s eating you up?’ in reference to any anxiety that you may be feeling. To dream that you are eating with others denotes prosperous undertakings, personal gain and joyous spirits. To dream that you are overeating suggests that you have an indulgent sexuality or lifestyle, or that you have been expending too much emotion and effort recently; dreams of not eating enough, on the other hand, signify a denial of sexual needs or a lack of fulfillment in your waking life.

Dreaming of eating in uncomfortable or frightening surroundings may represent unhappiness with your relationships. Dreams of desperately seeking food or even becoming food yourself may underline the message that you have voracious appetites in waking life that are not being satisfied. Your hunger may be a symbolic cry for more attention, love, power or status. An alternative explanation is that eating suggests qualities you are assimilating or making part of yourself. This may refer to nourishment of the emotions, senses or the mind. Hunger sharpens the appetite, so ask yourself what it is you are hungry for.

Could it be the comfort of a fulfilling relationship, a stimulating job or is it food for thought, such as intellectual stimulation? What is currently missing from your real life that is important for your emotional well-being? What wets your appetite for life?

The type of food you are eating is important, as is its quality.

If you were eating leftovers in your dream, are you losing out in some way in waking life? If you enjoy a dream dinner with friends, are you feeding off other people’s ideas? If you were attending a banquet or feast, are you feeling comfortable with yourself and your lifestyle right now? Were you being forcefed or was the food taken away? All these details will help you relate the particular type of food or drink to an appetite or desire in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Eating / Drinking

Bacon: To slice bacon indicates the coming death of a loved one.

To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.

If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.

Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.

Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.

Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.

Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.

A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.

To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.

To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.

To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.

Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.

Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.

To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.

Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.

To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.

Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.

Champagne: Symbolizes money.

A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.

To drink champagne is to receive money.

To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.

Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.

Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.

Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.

Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.

Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.

If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.

Eeels: Malicious enemies.

Egg: A wealth of family love.

Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.

Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.

Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!

Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.

Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.

For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).

For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.

Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.

Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.

Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.

To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.

Millet: A sign of poverty

Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.

Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.

If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.

Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.

Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.

Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.

Salad: Various embarrassments.

Salmon: A sign of deceit.

To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.

Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.

Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.

Soup: You will return to good health.

Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.

Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.

If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.

If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Eating A Goat Or Its Limb

A Child of his will die in that place if it is eaten fresh, without cooking.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating A Specific Number Of Grapes

If a person sees himself eating specific number of grapes (ie he counts them while eating them) it suggest that he will either be given the same number of lashes or the same number of pimples will appear on his body.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating A Sweet Pomegranate

Whether eaten entirely or partially, it means he will receive assets, leaving him richer and wealthier than before.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating And Drinking In The Wild

This suggest that he will acquire affluence in the world and progress in matters of Deen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Camel Meat

it means illness for the one who eats it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Contest

To dream of an eating contest may indicate a feeling of awkwardness and confusion in your waking life. Hunger to achieve may be leaving you feeling inadequate at this time.

To dream of an eating contest suggests a need to re-evaluate your expectation to succeed. Slowing down may bring success more quickly in the long run.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Eating Disorder

If you dream that you have an eating disorder, most often this signifies that you have this problem in real life. But if you eat healthfully in your waking life, then this dream signifies your need of spirituality and fulfillment in your waking life. You need more love, friendship or pleasure because you are not getting enough.

If you dream of a friend being anorexic or bulimic, again this could signify an actual eating disorder they have.

If you’re sure that’s not the case, then it could mean your friend is crying out for more attention and affection.... My Dream Interpretation

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Eating Dog Meat

Eating dog meat means he will over power his enemy as well as acquire assets form him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Elephant Meat

The One who eats the meat will receive assets from some authority.

The extent of such assets will depend on how much meat he eats.

The same interpretation is given if a person sees himself taking possession of the skin, bone or any other portion of the elephant.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Fire

Eating fire which has no flames means he will usurp what is due to orphan. But if such a fire does have flames he will be questioned regarding what is due to orphans. Moreover, people will speak ill of him causing him much agony and mental disturbance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Fruits In The Garden

It means the observer will receive wealth from a wealthy woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Half-cooked Meat Of A Goat

He will become prosperous.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Lion Meat

The one who eats the meat will receive riches from some authority or a powerful person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Mutton

In the above case if he sees himself as eating the meat of the animal it means he will usurp his wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating One’s Intestines, Liver And Kidney

If a person sees himself eating his own intestines, liver or kidneys or any other organ situated in or around the stomach it means he will have access to all his wealth which was not available to him hitherto.

The same is the interpretation if – instead of eating them-he sees himself or another picking them up or carrying them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Or Owning A Ring-dove

If a person eats such a dove or owns it, it means he will have some business to do with a woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Pearls

If a person sees himself as eating or keeping pearls in his mouth, it means he will conceal the knowledge of Deen thereby depriving the people from benefiting from his ilm. At times eating pearls could mean reciting the Qur’aan and deriving benefit theregfrom.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Roasted Meat

Eating roasted meat means that the observer of the dram will be given meager livelihood and will face much hardships an anxiety for, roasting is called shayyun in Arabic meaning a wound. And a wound causes harm and grief.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Roasted Meat

He will receive sustenance after much anxiety.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Stars

Eating the stars he will usurp the Wealth of noble persons.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Animal

Such an image is often about the ‘demons’ we create which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Shamanic societies believe that one takes on certain aspects of the animal that are superior – in certain respects – to ordinary human attitudes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Eating The Eggs Of Unknown Birds

The one who eats them cooked, fried or boiled in his dream, will acquired riches and prosperity.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Flesh Of An Ass

If he sees himself as eating the flesh of a donkey or taking possession of one or slaughtering it for food, it means he will receive unlawful wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Flesh Of His Mare

Eating the flesh of his mare means prosperity and honour. Also, he will enjoy a good reputation and receive subsistence (rizq).... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Fruits Of Jannah

Seeing oneself eating the fruits of Jannah or giving it to someone else is an excellent dream for the fruits of Jannah symbolize utterance of virtue, excellence and benevolence.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Head Of An Animal

This is a glad tiding that the one who eats this will be blessed with a long life and plentiful of wealth. And the head of a human being is regarded as better and more excellent.

And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Innards Of A Goat

If a person dreams that he is eating any portion of the innards (such as the liver, fat, spleen, heart etc.) of a goat, it means acquiring wealth.

The same is the case if the becomes the owner of any portion of the innards. There is no difference as to whether they are cooked, roasted or fried. There is also no difference as to whether they are of a goat or any other animal. But the innards of a human being is regarded as more excellent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Meat Of A Lamb

His child will become a means of prosperity for him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Raw Meat Of A Goat

Eating raw meat of goat or striking someone with such meat means he will slander someone or speak ill behind his back.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating The Shell Or White Of The Egg

Eating the shell or white of the eggs but not the yolk means he will usurp wealth belonging to the deceased or a slain person. It could also mean that he will dig up graves for the purpose of stealing the shroud (kafn) of the dead people.

And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating To One’s Fill

(See Appetite)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Turtle Meat

He will acquire Islamic Knowledge.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating Uncooked Eggs

He will receive haraam wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Eating 

Nourishment given to the body for good or otherwise.Are you having to swallow something you would rather not?... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Flesh

1. Overindulgences, possible extremes of behavior, usually sex­ual in nature.

2. The substance, fabric or “meat” of a problem. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Flesh

(Meat) Human flesh in a dream represents one’s health, strength, earnings, sickness or one’s shop, piety, religious attendance, fear of wrongdoing, scrutinizing the difference between the lawful and the unlawful, patience, forbearance, anger, distress, sexual desires, suffering from adversities and punishment for sins.

If one’s flesh grows bigger than what one actually has in a dream, it means prosperity, and if one is sick, it means recovering from his illness.

If one sees himself having less flesh than what he actually has in a dream, it means stagnation of his business or loss of his money and property.

If a devoted worshiper sees growth in his physical fitness in a dream, it means slackening in his devotion and occupying himself more in material gains and worldly pleasures.

If one sees himselfemaciated in a dream, then it means the opposite. Buyinga piece ofhuman flesh in a dream means having a stagnant merchandise.

If a judge or a ruler finds that his flesh has grown in a dream, it means that he will become famous for his verdicts, rulings or that he will become rich, or perhaps he might grow in fury or develop anger. Growth in one’s fitness in a dream also denotes happiness, joy and celebrations, while emaciation in a dream represents distress and adversities.

If one sees his flesh black or blue, or if his skin is cracking in a dream, it denotes suffering from adversities, an illness or a punishment for his sins. Eating the growth of one’s own flesh in a dream means usury, or living on income from usury and saving one’s capital. Eating from one’s own flesh in a dream also means using one’s own capital, or doing something that will be followed by regret and sorrow.

(Also see Meat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Flesh

A dream of human flesh in the carnal sense is a warning that you had better unsnarl your love life before it causes you real distress.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Green Mare

He will marry a woman with a charming personality and a sweet, singing voice.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Human Flesh

(See Flesh)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Human Flesh

If cooked or roasted it symbolises wealth.

If uncooked it means backbiting –if eaten.

For Allah Ta’ala says; Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, you will abhor it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Killing Or Eating An Animal

Attempting to kill the animal within (our lower brain functions) can cause tension, depression and illness; giving in entirely is no answer either as our higher brain functions need expression also. One of the challenges of maturing and growing is to meet and relate to our ‘animal instincts’, and if possible find ways to express them positively. To dream of eating an animal suggests that you need to draw upon your own inner wisdom and energy, but it can also suggest a desire for sensual pleasure.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Mare

To dream of seeing mares in pastures, denotes success in business and congenial companions.

If the pasture is barren, it foretells poverty, but warm friends.

For a young woman, this omens a happy marriage and beautiful children. See Horse.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Mare

A mare or female horse symbolises a woman.

If a person sees himself as becoming the owner of a mare or as mounting his own mare it means he will acquire a good, honourable and blessed woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Mare

A mare in a dream represents a noble woman.

If one sees himself riding a mare in a dream, it means that he may rape a chaste and a noble woman. In general, a mare in a dream represents people who are known for their honesty and good conduct. Buying a mare in a dream also means getting married. Ifone is already married, then it means that he will own a property or a farm.

A mare in a dream also represents a rich person, a beautiful woman or a handsome looking man, a religious person, a comforting wife, a forbearing husband, or a sick person.

If one loses his mare, or if it dies in the dream, it means that he will lose his source of income. Dismounting a mare in a dream may mean loss of one’s business, a divorce, or loss of one’s house. Hearing the squealing of a mare in a dream means increase in one’s income, or it could mean one’s promotion at work. Drinking the milk of a mare in a dream means developing a beneficial relationship with a politician.

(Also see Donkey; Horse)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Mare

For a man to dream of seeing a young mare denotes marriage to a beautiful, young, rich gentlewoman; an ill— shapen mare denotes a disadvantageous alliance (Artemidorus). ... The Fabric of Dream

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Mare

see Horse in Animals... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Mare

See Horse.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Mare

If any man dreams he sees a young, generous mare come into his house, well harnessed, it is a sign that he is to be suddenly married to a beautiful, young, and rich gentlewoman, that will be delightful and comfortable to him.

If it be an ill-shapen mare, without saddle, that denotes a maid-servant who will be disadvantageous to him.... The Complete Dream Book

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Mare

(See Horse), if a young woman dreams of seeing mares in lash, green pastures, she may expect a marriage without regrets and children who will do credit to her and her husband.... The Complete Dream Book

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Mare

To dream of a mare or several mares signifies your instinct and perception.

To see a white mare in your dream represents ambition, inventiveness, and intensity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Mare

Consult the entry for horse in this section.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Mare

See horse in animals... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Nightmare

To dream of being attacked with this hideous sensation, denotes wrangling and failure in business.

For a young woman, this is a dream prophetic of disappointment and unmerited slights. It may also warn the dreamer to be careful of her health, and food. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Nightmare

The fear and distress is real, but can be overcome by seeking spiritual wisdom... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Nightmare

1. Bitter disappointments.

2. Possible health issue.

3. Out-of-control anxieties, fears. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Nightmare

If you have nightmares, try to understand the fears and the events in those dreams. They suggest that you might be holding on to be traumatic or guilt based conflicts. You may have a lot of powerful negative feelings that require reconciliation.

If nightmares continue for an extended period of time, the individual should consider obtaining professional counseling services. Nightmares are a direct result of overwhelming feelings of fear and helplessness, or a result of an unprocessed traumatic experience.

A nightmare is any dream that wakes you up because of its frightening and overwhelming images.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Nightmare

To be ridden by a nightmare signifies that a woman shall suddenly marry; that a man shall be domineered over by a fool (Artemidorus). ... The Fabric of Dream

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Nightmare

Nightmares suggest that you are holding on to very strong conflicts, which may be traumatic or guilt based. You may have a lot of powerful negative feelings which need to be reconciled.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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Nightmare

To dream of being ridden by the nightmare Is a sign that a woman so dreaming shall be suddenly after married; and that a man shall be ridden and domineered over by a fooL.... The Complete Dream Book

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Nightmare

To imagine that you are Dreaming, or have Nightmare, in your dream, is a warning to you of treachery on the part of someone you trust. ... Mystic Dream Book

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Nightmare

See Venting Dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Nightmare

You are guided by foolish persons. Beware of such people. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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Nightmare

If you had a nightmare, try to remember some specific images events from the dream, and look up the meanings of those symbols for a detailed interpretation.

If you dreamed that you were having a nightmare - a very rare dream - suggests that you are probably repressing a rather intense and deep-seated emotional problem.

If you know what it is, talk it over with someone you trust, or seek therapy. You must allow your mind to relax and heal.... My Dream Interpretation

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Nightmare

To dream of having a nightmare is an extremely rare phenomenon and suggests you are probably repressing a rather deep-seated emotional problem; if you know what it is, talk it over with someone you trust; otherwise get help from a professional psychologist... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Nightmare

Any nightmare is a teaching dream, your guidance trying to get your attention. Nothing is scary when the symbols are worked out; it is just a way to get you to remember them. To dream you are having a nightmare is a double message to pay attention and get some insight. See Monster.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Nightmare

If you suffer nightmares, it is evident that the insecurity, fears, and worries are having an effect on you. However, to interpret this type of dream correctly, you should try to remember if you have recently seen a horror movie or read a hair- raising story that could have affected you subconsciously. Not in vain, these mechanisms of a narrative type have the ability to awaken dark points of the past that are repressed in the unconscious. Their function is to remind you what types of situations frighten you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Nightmare

Too much indulgence in the things that cause upset to the mind, the body, or the spirit is indicated by nightmares, indicating it is time to cut back, identify problems, and reorganize one’s lifestyle.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Nightmares

Many dreams lead us to feel an intensity of emotion we may seldom if ever feel in waking life.

If the emotions felt are frightening or disgusting we call the dream a nightmare. One of the common features of a nightmare is that we are desperately trying to get away from the situation; feel stuck in a terrible condition; or on waking feel enormous relief that it was just a dream. Because of the intensity of a nightmare we remember it long after other dreams; even if we seldom ever recall other dreams, even worry about what it means.

As so many dreams have been investigated in depth, using such varied approaches as hypnosis, exploration of associa­tions and emotional content, and LSD psychotherapy, in which the person can explore usually unconscious memories, imagery and feelings, we can be certain we know what night­mares are. They arise from six main causes.

Unconscious memories of intense emotions, such as those arising in a child being left in a hospital without its mother. Example: see second example in dark.

Intense anxiety produced—but not fully released at the time—by external situations such as involvement in war scenes, sexual assault (this applies to males as well as females, as they are frequently assaulted). Example: ‘A THING is marauding around the rather bleak, dark house I am in with a small boy.

To avoid it I lock myself in a room with the boy.

The THING finds the room and tries to break the door down. I frantically try to hold it closed with my hands and one foot pressed against it, my back against a wall for leverage. It was a terrible struggle and I woke myself by screaming’ (Terry F). When Terry allowed the sense of fear to arise in him while awake, he felt as he did when a child—the boy in the dream—during the bombing of the Second World War. His sense of insecurity dating from that time had emerged when he left a secure job, and had arisen in the images of the nightmare. Un­derstanding his fears, he was able to avoid their usual paralysing influence.

Childhood fears, such as loss of parent, being lost or abandoned, fear of attack by stranger or parent, anxiety about own internal drives.

Many nightmares in adults have a similar source, namely fear connected with internal drives such as aggression, sexuality and the process of growth and change, such as encounter with adolescence, loss of sexual characteristics, old age and death. Example: see third example in doors under house, buildings.

Serious illness. Example: ‘I dream night after night that a cat is gnawing at my throat’ (male from Landscapes of the Night).

The dreamer had developing cancer of the throat. These physical illness dreams are not as common as the other classes of nightmare.

Precognition of fateful events. Example: My husband, a pilot in the RAF, had recently lost a friend in an air crash. He woke one morning very troubled—he is usually a very positive person. He told me he had dreamt his friend was flying a black jet, and wanted my husband to fly with him.

Although a simple dream, my husband could not shake off the dark feelings. Shortly afterwards his own jet went down and he was killed in the crash’ (Anon.).

Understanding the causes of nightmares enables us to deal with them.

The things we run from in the nightmare need to be met while we are awake. We can do this by sitting and imagining ourselves back in the dream and facing or meeting what we were frightened of. Terry imagined himself opening the door he was fighting to keep closed. In doing this and remaining quiet he could feel the childhood feelings arising. Once he recognised them for what they were, the terror went out of them.

A young woman told me she had experienced a recurring nightmare of a piece of cloth touching her face. She would scream and scream and wake her family. One night her brother sat with her and made her meet those feelings de­picted by the cloth. When she did so she realised it was her grandmother’s funeral shroud. She cried about the loss of her grandmother, felt her feelings about death, and was never troubled again by the nightmare.

The techniques given in dream processing will help in meeting such feelings. Even the simple act of imagining ourselves back in the nightmare and facing the frightening thing will begin the process of changing our relationship with our internal fears. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Nightmares

see Escape, Fear, Flight (= Fleeing)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Nightmares

These are the important dreams that help us maintain emotional and psychological balance and equilibrium in the face of stress and fear. Nightmares are those frightening and often very memorable dreams that can wake you up and leave you riddled with anxiety. While there may be underlying neurological causes for nightmares, for the most part they are simply a common experience in the world of dreams; sooner or later, you are likely to have one. There are many emerging theories about the neurological structure of nightmares and what some of the value of having them might be with regard to stress and psychic balance. However, these don’t address the question that most people want an answer to, and that is, what causes them? Of course, the answer to that question is that we still don’t really know what causes nightmares, or any dreams for that matter. We do know that there are some medications that can impact the quality and intensity of dreams, including the frequency of nightmares. There are plenty of old wives’ tales associated with activities that can supposedly bring them on, such as eating red meat or other heavy foods before going to sleep. There are even those who believe the direction you lie in while you sleep can cause bad dreams. These are not, however, proven scientific facts, nor are they validated by my personal experience of interpreting thousands of dreams over many years. Nightmares are not easily forgotten, and the residual emotional reaction they sometimes generate can often linger in our conscious awareness far longer than the fond memories of our more pleasant dreams. However, this inherent capacity to remember them often makes them easy to work with. Additionally, people are sometimes highly motivated to understand them because of the upset they can create.

If dreams are indeed messages from the unconscious, a nightmare is one way it has of telling us to pay attention, as there may be shadow material coming up. This always means there is something important to learn.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Nightmares

Nightmares draw your attention to the many hidden fears that may be preventing you from moving forward.

In general, nightmares are those dreams that are painful, unpleasant and frightening. Dream analysts have reported two kinds of nightmares: those in which you wake up with a general sense of fear but you can’t recall what it was that scared you—this is often called a night terror—and those which involve you waking up from a vivid dream at its most frightening or threatening part.

Technically, the former is not a nightmare, whilst the latter is.

Many people in the nineteenth century still blamed nightmares on indigestion and it was only with the publication of Freud’s ideas that they became seen as the expression of unfulfilled wishes and sexual anxiety. Jung described them as part of humankind’s ‘collective unconscious’ and said the helplessness we feel in nightmares is a memory of the fears experienced by primitive peoples. Today, most dream interpreters believe these disturbing dreams are sent to warn the conscious mind that something is being blocked or ignored. Rather than putting the nightmare out of your mind because it was such an unpleasant experience, it is important to make efforts to interpret and confront the nightmare imagery in order to identify the waking cause.

The hallmark of a nightmare is that it is frightening. It is often long, detailed and amongst the easiest of dreams to remember. Nightmares often occur when hidden feelings of guilt, self-doubt, anxiety, anger, worry and insecurity are pushed out of your waking thoughts and repressed. In typical nightmares, you may feel as if you are being buried alive, suffocated, drowned or chased by a murderer. Dreams from which you awake with feelings of intense distress or anxiety usually occur towards the end of a night’s sleep. There is no common element and everyone has their own type of nightmare, probably produced by our own hidden fears. Many psychologists—some of them trained in the Freudian and Jungian traditions—believe that nightmares, like all dreams, carry a host of coded meaning within them, and that they are the psyche’s way of alerting us that something is wrong or unresolved in our waking lives.

From this perspective, nightmares are seen as arising from our deepest fears, frustrations and repressions. They are, however, an opportunity for you to discover which part of yourself is threatening to destroy your own happiness.

If you do have a nightmare, try to find out what exactly it is that you fear so much that you have tried to push it away into your unconscious. The stage of your dreaming mind offers you a safe place to enact and work through challenging or scary ideas or situations. When you have a nightmare, your unconscious world is sending you a loud message that you have no choice but to wake up. Examining the content of your nightmares will usually give you clues to the troubling issues or events that you are not ready to face consciously.

When you wake up from a nightmare, take a few moments to orient yourself to the reality that, no matter how frightening the events of the dream, they are not real and cannot harm you. Try to remember as many details as you can, because nightmares are windows into the worries and fears that plague your mind; as a consequence, you don’t want to dismiss them out of hand. One way to help you figure out what your nightmare means is to try and continue the story when you are awake. This gives you a chance to rewrite the dream plot from the point of view of the menacing character or object in your dream. According to ancient dream-lore, if you can overcome what is frightening you in your dream, you can overcome the things that frighten you in waking life. See also DISASTERS; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS; STAGES OF LIFE; SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Nightmares

Children, especially, are prone to nightmares. Nightmares are common in children, typically beginning at around age 3 and occurring up to age 7-8.

People with anxiety disorder might also experience what experts term “night terrors”. These are actually panic attacks that occur in sleep.

It is especially difficult to remember these types of dreams since they conjure up terrifying images that we would just as soon forget.

In poetic myth, the Nightmare is actually a “small nettlesome mare, not more than thirteen hands high, of the breed familiar with the Elgin marbles: cream-colored, clean- limbed, with a long head, bluish eye, flowing mane and tail.” Her nests, called mares’ nests, “when one comes across them in dreams, lodged in rock-clefs or the branches of enormous hollow yews, are built of carefully chosen twigs lined with white horse-hair and the plumage of prophetic birds and littered with the jaw-bones and entrails of poets.”

Thus, in a pagan world of myth and blood sacrifice, the Nightmare was a cruel, fearful creature. Our modern word nightmare derives from the Middle English nihtmare (from niht, night, and mare, demon), an evil spirit believed to haunt and suffocate sleeping people. And so, in today’s world, when we speak of a nightmare we mean a frightening dream accompanied by a sensation of oppression and helplessness.

The blood-thirsty aspect of the mythic Nightmare, however, can give a good clue about nightmares in general, for in psychodynamic terms nightmares are graphic depictions of raw, primitive emotions such as aggression and rage that have not been incorporated into the conscious psyche. Thus we tend to encounter these “ugly” aspects of our unconscious lives as terrifying dream images in whose presence we feel completely helpless.

Nightmares are quite common in childhood because this is a time of our emotional development when we all have to come to terms with, well, raw, primitive emotions such as aggression and rage.

Traumatic nightmares can also occur as one of the many symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Repetitive, intrusive nightmares following a trauma often contain symbolic themes that mirror the original trauma and relate to threat to life, threat of abandonment or death, or loss of identity.

Therefore, traumatic nightmares need to be treated differently than other dreams. It’s not enough just to “know” intellectually the psychological reasons why you have these nightmares. An event is traumatic because it disrupts your previously secure—and illusory—sense of “self.” And so, to heal from a trauma, you must take the initiative to make conscious changes in your life to accommodate the traumatic shattering of your illusions about life and identity.

Some believe that nightmares have a physiological nature as well. Edgar Cayce believed that Nightmares, which bring with them an inability to move or cry out, usually indicate the wrong diet. To end the nightmarish dreams change your diet.

We found a technique online that can help people who suffer from recurrent nightmares. It is not meant to be a cure-all. It is just a suggested treatment to deal with frightening nightmares. The idea is to use this therapy every night until the nightmare has been resolved. It is called Imagery Rehearsal Therapy.

Here are the steps of Imagery Rehearsal Therapy:

  • Write out the text of the nightmare. Tell the story, no matter how frightening, in as much detail as you can remember.
  • Create a new ending for the nightmare story and write it out. Be careful, however, to make the new ending peaceful. Remember that the nightmare is grounded in emotions such as raw anger that have been provoked by a trauma. The point of a new ending is to “tame” the emotions, not merely vent them in violence and revenge.
  • Rehearse the new version of the story in your imagination each night just before going to sleep. Do this as close as possible to your falling asleep without any other activity between the rehearsal and sleep.
  • Perform a relaxation exercise. Do this immediately after the rehearsal, as a way to fall asleep peacefully. You may use any technique with which you are familiar. This could be meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises.The “cousin” of nightmares is disturbing dreams with unpleasant images.
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Oats (horse Eating)

1. Security.

2. Horse refusing to take oats indi­cates rejection of care. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

Post-traumatic Stress Nightmare

If you have experienced a traumatic event, for example an attack, accident or disaster, such as an earthquake, you may find that your dreaming mind recalls the horror of that event but as time passes the nightmares tend to become less intense. In general, they have little meaning other than your memory of it and are an attempt by your dreaming mind to help you deal with the original horror. Post-traumatic stress nightmares are usually different from other nightmares as the content of the dream will closely resemble a traumatic event that happened in their waking lives.

POWs from World War II and concentration camp survivors have been known to suffer post-traumatic stress nightmares for up to fifty years after the event. Unlike ‘normal’ nightmares, these dreamers can experience significant physical symptoms during REM sleep and non-REM sleep, such as an increase in respiration and heart rate, muscle twitches and more than one arousal. Adults might experience other traumatic events in their lives, such as the loss of a loved one or bankruptcy, and these events can also continue to play out in dreams over the years in the form of nightmares. The more standard anxiety nightmare dreamers, however, have nightmares that relate to work, school or relationship stresses. The threat here isn’t to your life but to your self-confidence and sense of self.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) Eating Something

If Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen eating (something) it means he is urging his Ummah to discharge Za-kaah.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Recurring Nightmare

Nightmares often depict issues that threaten your emotional safety and wellbeing and you may find yourself dreaming of the same event, person, situation or setting over and over and over again. One theory holds that dreams with recurring themes may coincide with life stages or are an underlying response to the psychological stresses of events such as divorce or the loss of a loved one.

Women tend to report recurring dreams more than men. For example, the thing young children fear the most is abandonment, as without the love and protection of their parents or carers they would die. Later, as they begin to crawl, then walk, then run, they fear bodily harm. Some dream analysts believe that these two issues—fear of bodily harm and abandonment—recur again and again in a person’s life. A forty-year-old woman who discovers her husband has had an affair may, for example, dream of an earthquake and her inability to find a place of safety. This relates to fears of being abandoned.

Recurring nightmare dreams may be an indication that the dreaming mind is trying to present troublesome emotions or situations to a conscious mind that is somehow stuck in a habitual feeling state or response. The dream is encouraging the dreamer to find ways of resolving the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Sweat / Sweating

To dream that you are sweating, foretells that you will successfully come out of some difficulty, which has caused much gossip, with a new and better reputation.... My Dream Interpretation

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Sweating

You are working to restore balance because of stress, fear, or guilt. There are both emotional and physical correlations to sweating and the appearance of sweat. However, the essential meaning assigned to sweat must connect with its most basic and primal function: to regulate the temperature of the body. We would die if this process did not operate effectively.

If you are sweating in your dream, your interpretation may uncover an unconscious message that some life experience is posing a threat to your equilibrium and balance. Heat represents a visceral reaction to perceived danger in the form of anger or aggression. Sweating represents your desire to restore balance from whatever might be the cause of those feelings of threat. Sweating also serves to rid the body of toxins, so dream-sweat may point to the presence of underlying thoughts, ideas, or behaviors that are ultimately poisoning your sense of well- being.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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The Flesh Of An Ox

It symbolises a person’s wealth. And its skin represents his estate.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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The Flesh, Skin And Bones Of A Crocodile

These symbolises wealth belonging to a person’s enemy. Acquiring any of these means he will acquire assets from his enemy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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The History And Science Of Nightmares

In ancient times, nightmares were thought to be caused by evil spirits. The word, in fact, derives from a Scandinavian legend in which a ‘nacht-mara’—the ‘mara’ being a female demon—came and sat on the sleeper’s chest at night, leaving him with a heavy, suffocating sensation of being awake but paralyzed. Nightmares have been known to inspire great artists: John Henry Fuseli’s 1781 painting ‘The Nightmare’ caused a sensation with its depiction of an incubus crouching on the body of a sleeping woman. John Newton—a slave trader and the composer of the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’—became an abolitionist after a nightmare in which he saw ‘all of Europe consumed in a great raging fire’ whilst he was the captain of a slave ship. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was inspired, in part, by a nightmare. Elias Howe, who invented the sewing machine, came up with the breakthrough concept of a needle with a hole at the pointed end after he had a nightmare in which jungle warriors brandished spears that had holes in their blades.

As we have seen, both Freud and Jung had theories regarding nightmares: Freud tried to explain them as the expression of unfulfilled wishes, whilst Jung described them as part of humankind’s ‘collective unconscious’ and argued that the helplessness we feel in nightmares is a memory of the fears experienced by primitive peoples. Today, in medical textbooks, nightmares are most commonly defined as a disturbing dream that results in at least a partial awakening.

Nightmares, in common with most dreams, occur during REM stages of sleep and they generally cause the dreamer to wake up.

If you don’t wake up, the dream is not technically a nightmare and could be described as a bad dream. Nightmares are often characterized by the following symptoms: a sense of fear and dread that lingers for hours or days after the dream upon awakening; the ability to recall all or part of a dream scene; in most cases the dreamer is threatened or actually harmed in some way; a recognition of powerful images in the dream or the repetition of the dream itself for months or even years after; and a physical paralysis or lack of muscle tone called atonia which signifies REM sleep.

Drugs, alcohol, lack of sleep and spicy food can alter the quality and quantity of REM sleep and perhaps trigger nightmares but there is no hard evidence to support this. Whilst these things can increase the risk of nightmares, the mundane struggles in daily life are generally thought to be the cause of most nightmares. Sleep researchers have discovered that long-standing nightmare sufferers tend to be emotional, creative, sensitive but prone to depression.

Modern sleep researchers have identified the following causes for nightmares:

• Unconscious memory of intense emotions such as that of a child being abandoned by its mother. Many people have had the experience of feeling trapped in a difficult situation—a terrible marriage or another situation they want to get out of—and nightmares can hark back to that situation, mirroring the intense feelings of being trapped associated with it.

• Intense experiences produced by external situations, such as involvement in war or being a victim of assault. Trauma, surgery, a death in the family, crime and accidents can also cause them to proliferate.

• Many nightmares in adults arise from fears connected with repressed internal drives or from fears concerning the process of growth and change.

• Threats to self-esteem. People may be faced by or fear the loss of something important to them, such as the failure of a relationship or the loss of a child, being seen to fail at work or not being able to cope with life in other ways. Nightmares may arise out of feelings of inferiority or loss of self-confidence.

Some sleep researchers consider the occasional nightmare to be a natural response to stress; the dream is seen to be the body’s way of practicing its ‘fight or flee’ response, providing us with a way to work through aggressive feelings in a safe way, given that the body’s muscles are essentially paralyzed during REM sleep.... The Element Encyclopedia

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The Skin And Flesh Of A Mule

They represent a person’s wealth whose quantity equals the quantity of the skin and flesh seen in the dream.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Theft Of A Mare

If a person dreams his mare as being stolen or dead, the same will happen to his wife.

If he sees any defect in her the same is to be expected with regards his wife.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Trick-or-treating

To dream that you are trick-or-treating suggests that you need to learn to express yourself more freely. Your inhibitions may be limiting how much progress you can make toward your personal goals.

If others were trick-or-treating in your dream, you have the ability to take control of a real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation

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White Mare With Black Spots

He will marry an exceptionally beautiful woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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