To think you own, or are an inmate of one, you will find that you are to meet easy defeat of aspirations. You will take on knowledge, but be unable to rightly assimilate and apply it.
For a young woman or any person to return to an academy after having finished there, signifies that demands will be made which the dreamer may find himself or her self unable to meet. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Warning to take care when getting new friends.
3. Take an advanced degree in education. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Be cautious.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. If one is up for the award but does not win, then this may conﬁrm one’s feelings of inadequacy. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the famous people were ignoring you in your dream, it’s a sign that you need to reduce your obligations and activities, and focus on what’s really important to your heart.
If the dream was negative (upsetting or scary), this may be a warning of false friends.
If you won an award in the dream, it’s a sign that your friendships are reliable.... My Dream Interpretation
The world of films relates to your creative impulses, and the Academy Awards in a dream reveals a powerful desire to be recognized for your gifts and talents in a very public way. This may be an over- inflation of self-worth to make up for feelings of inadequacy or a very real need to make yourself more visible in your world.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see others advancing, foretells that friends will hold positions of favor near you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To read advertisements, denotes that enemies will overtake you, and defeat you in rivalry. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Too much self-congratulation and advertising of oneself, but also creativity and inspiration.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For instance, an advertisement on a hoarding might mean a way of working in the world, whereas a television advert would represent a way of thinking.
2- There is a need to put ourselves on the line and to be acknowledged for who we are.
If we ourselves arc the subject of the advertisement, we should expect to be more upfront and open about our activities.
If someone we know is advertising themselves in our dream, we may have become aware that they have the ability to help us in our activities. Conversely, our subconscious may be alerting us to their need for help.
3- Information received psychically needs acknowledgement so we can move forwards.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The subject matter in the ad is indicative of an aspect of yourself that wishes to be noticed or accepted.
If someone you know is advertising themselves, then this symbolizes knowledge or expertise they possess that can aid you with a certain task. You should learn to accept assistance from others rather than trying to tackle a difficult problem on your own.
To dream that you are putting out an advertisement implies that you need to apply more effort in order to attain your desired end result.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is a good sign, on the other hand, to read an Advertisement inserted by someone else.... Mystic Dream Book
If we ourselves are the subject of the advertisement, we should expect to be more upfront and open about our activities.
If someone we know is advertising themselves in our dream, we may have become aware that they have the ability to help us in our activities. Conversely, our subconscious may be alerting us to their need for help.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, an advertisement on a hoarding might mean a way of working in the world, whereas a television advert would represent a way of thinking.
To dream of reading an advertisement in a newspaper might have a more personal impact than any other type of message.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are putting out an advertisement, indicates hard work is needed to achieve your goals. Dreaming about a billboard is a sign or message that you need to take note of in your path toward your goals. Consider what advice the billboard is trying to convey to you.
If you dream that you are watching TV commercials, this signifies your tendency to jump from one thing to another without completing your initial responsibilities and tasks.... My Dream Interpretation
If it was clear and convincing, you are keeping your focus in waking life, but if it was confusing, you have not kept your ambitions clear. See also LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT.... The Element Encyclopedia
If an advertizement does feature in your dream, its purpose will be to highlight your aspirations—so pay particular attention to the content of the advert. What or who was it trying to sell? If your dreaming mind lingered over the advert for shoes, a fast car, holiday or any other object of your desire, your uncon—scious may simply be reflecting your waking obsession with it.
If the dream highlighted cosmetics or clothes, your dreaming mind may be encouraging you to change your image in some way in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you do not actually sign the agreement, but only read it, you will get through all right. ... Mystic Dream Book
The alchemist, wizard and magician are capable of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Whereas a wizard is associated with magical powers, the magician tends to be seen more as an entertainer. The alchemist tries to turn base metals into gold, but in its highest manifestation, alchemy seeks complete spiritual transformation. The scientist and inventor are associated with advances and developments in human history. The shadow sides of these archetypes are found in the misuse of the power and knowledge to transform people’s lives. This archetype may appear in your dreams if your work or living situation demands that you be especially inventive. On the other hand, it could suggest that you, or someone you know, may be using skills and knowledge for unethical purposes.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. One has hope for change, even though it seems impossible. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is the refinement of thought, having the key through the archetypes to unlocking an understanding of the innermost and unconscious part of the psyche. As an agent for change it has a relevance in dreams through both its symbolism and processes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you have this dream, therefore, it is possible you will go through an internal change.
Alchemy was, in the Middle Ages, what psychology is for us today. Its symbolism still identifies with internal success throughout the unconscious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If this symbol appears in your dreams, consider what in your life is changing or needs changing. Your dreaming mind is encouraging you to change for the better.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Games) ... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The more you are entertained, the greater will be your coming satisfaction in life; but if, like Queen Victoria, you were not amused when you should have been, you can expect some mine»: annoyances.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Yearning to have more fun in one’s life.
3. Yearning to regain lost innocence.
4. Fear of scary rides (roller coaster, etc.) Could signify inability to take chances in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream’s message may be to encourage you to find time for fun and relaxation as well as to remind you that life is full of ups and downs and that a light-hearted attitude may be a refreshing change. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The dream’s message may be to encourage you to find time for fun and relaxation as well as to remind you that life is full of ups and downs and that a light-hearted attitude may be a refreshing change.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of an abandoned amusement park could indicate that you require more excitement and exploration of fun in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the dream finds the amusement park to be dark and empty, devoid of sound, it may be a clue that your lack of amusement may be reaching critical levels.
To have a bad dream with an amusement park in it, indicates that you have a problem overcoming your fear of physical risk (the rides).... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that the amusement park is empty or abandoned, suggests that you need to open yourself up to more fun and adventure.... My Dream Interpretation
A merry- go-round or other circular ride by itself, however, suggests you are going around in circles, and need to get off, chart a new direction.... The Dream Books Symbols
Your health will be good.
See Blood.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Closely heed the instructions or information given in a dream announcement. This is often a direct communication from your subconscious or Higher Self that needs immediate attention. Other factors in this dream may also prove important. Where does the announcement take place? Do other people stop to listen to it?... The Language of Dreams
See also Church.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of speaking in front of an assembly predicts a pleasant change of surroundings.... My Dream Interpretation
It is symbolic of predictability and unchanging habits. Also see “Factory.”... My Dream Interpretation
The sacrifice or atonement of another for your waywardness, is portentous of the humiliation of self or friends through your open or secret disregard of duty.
A woman after this dream is warned of approaching disappointment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Tithe collector)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is almost always a positive dream that signifies you have lost the precaution and fear of the unknown and you are willing to start a new path or begin some type of project. The dreamer has enough self confidence to take initiative and accept the risks that come with it.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you didn’t know who they were, you should seek out the necessary help and support.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Confusion (messy, in need of organization).
3. Therapeutic purge, loss of old behaviors (spring cleaning, reorganization). ... New American Dream Dictionary
The basement is built first.
It is often below ground (or at least some parts of it), and is essentially the foundation of the house. Dreaming about a basement and understanding the dream, may provide you with valuable information which may lead to greater self-awareness.
A recurring dream about basements (i.e. being in a basement, cleaning a basement, furnishing a basement, etc.) should not be ignored. These dreams may be symbolic of your unconscious, instincts and intuition, and degree of awareness of a current situation or a problem.
The look of the basement may provide you with clues about your current feelings and state of contentment.
If the basement is a mess, and you see great disorder and clutter, it suggests that you may be experiencing confusion and that it is a very good time to sort things out emotionally and psychologically. At times, the activities which are going on in the basement of your dream may be based on past experiences or childhood memories. As with all dreams, their main purpose seems to be to bring the dreamer to higher consciousness so that he may deal with his current issues more effectively, rather than to dwell on the past. See also: House.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A scary place where, according to Jung, we lose our soul or rediscover it.
It is the unconscious, the dark, the impenetrable, that which we repress.
The foundation of your life.
A longing for greater security.
You are coming into contact with your unconscious.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The basement is a symbol of the unconscious, but also of the foundation of your life, where you keep what needs to be finished. Fear and danger lurk in these dark regions of your soul.
The other images in the dream are very important. See Cave, Grotto, House, Tomb.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream about a cluttered basement is an indication of conflicted feelings over some issue. It could also symbolize flaws that you see in yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the basement is clean and neat, you are happy and well-adjusted.
If the basement is dark and spooky or messy and dirty, you are unhappy with your life right now.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Cellar.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is the place of your fears, problems, and feelings of guilt or regret. Once you manage to bring light to this place, there will be nothing that can resist you. In terms of dreams, dreaming of a basement full of food or treasures means that you have the sufficient resources to resolve your problems. You will not need to ask for external help. In contrast, if you glimpse a basement full of pottery, you may be mistakenly judging your situation, you should abstain from participating in unclear issues.
Popular superstition says that dreaming of a basement full of wine signifies that you will get great benefits in an unreliable manner.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A house represents the self, and therefore the basement would be the self below the self. As such, any dream of a basement connects with unconscious material and anything that lurks below the surface of your psyche. Since many basements are dark and gloomy, they can have an aura of menace about them. This notion is exploited in the media—such as scary basements in films where no one escapes unharmed—making the symbolic meaning of this image connect to the shadow and those things we are afraid of in life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. Often associated with self-image and self-confidence, we may not have come to terms with our own charisma and personal power and prefer to keep it hidden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that the basement is in disarray and messy signifies some confusion which you need to sort out. It may also represent your perceived faults and shortcomings. Wine is traditionally kept in the cellar and the contents of your unconscious can similarly harbor special treats that you can bring out on special occasions. Try to decide if your dreaming mind took you into the cellar to confront an issue in your life or to make good use of talents you have been suppressing.... The Element Encyclopedia
The strange thing is I haven’t a clue who this person is. Various people visit my home and I am terrified the body will be discovered. In one of these recurring dreams the police actually investigate the disappearance of “the person’’ and go into the cellar. When I wake from these dreams I always have the most terrible guilty feeling’ (Mrs P L). Usually the things we have hidden from awareness in our unconscious.
The example shows how Mrs L has killed or repressed a pan of herself. We might kill’ ambition, love, sexual drive, and push them into our unconscious. But the basement or cellar is also the entrance to general memones, our biological unconscious’ functions, archetypal patterns of behaviour, subliminal or psychic impressions, the collective unconscious. Frequently the place we keep memories of traumatic events in our life. So a dark shape or intruder might emerge from downstairs*. Our dark deeds or guilty memories are also in the basement.
A snake in the cellar, cave: our psychobiological drive; the energy behind our growth and motivation which includes sex drive. This connects us with awareness of our evolution. Bad smell: emotions which could cause depression or illness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. Reverse: good tidings are in the ofﬁng, possible pregnancy. ... New American Dream Dictionary
See also Funeral, Death, Grief, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Also See Child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream you are cursing yourself, means evil fortune.
To dream you are cursed by others, signifies relief through affection and prosperity.
The interpretation of this dream here given is not satisfactory. See Profanity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Goals are achieved (if used by another). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you used it, you will suffer embarrassment through false friends.
See also Curse and Profanity.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A wound, spot, acne, flaw, etc.; Research accordingly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
To see others with blemishes on them means that you will be troubled with complaints from friends and acquaintances.
To dream that you are trying to get rid of your blemishes, indicates that you need to face and express your negative emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
If it occurred in bed, it signifies coming abundance; in public, the forecast is of great financial success..
To observe feces on the street or step in them is an omen of sudden money luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The ease of crossing it depends on the weight of deeds one is carrying. Some cross like lightening, while others have to carry their burdens and move at varying paste. Walking on it in a dream means ajourney. Ifthe bridge caves under one’s feet in the dream, it means destruction and death. Seeing this bridge in a dream also represents knowledge, truth, believing in God’s oneness and following the teachings and example of God’s Messenger upon whom be peace.
If one’s foot slips while crossing in the dream, it means that he will miss the true path.
If one sees himself walking the path in a dream, it means that he is on the right track, follows what is commanded and abstains from what is forbidden. It also means that one will undergo awesome changes, undertakes major responsibilities and succeeds to reach safety. Ifone’s foot slips in a dream, it also means that he will fall into sin and deviate from the straight path.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A character that is armored.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It signifies a rise in status and/or income.
See also Glue.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The truck may also mean that you are ready to lay the foundation for a new project.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To see an old bramble grown and forgotten cemetery, you will live to see all your loved ones leave you, and you will be left to a stranger’s care.
For young people to dream of wandering through the silent avenues of the dead foreshows they will meet with tender and loving responses from friends, but will have to meet sorrows that friends are powerless to avert. Brides dreaming of passing a cemetery on their way to the wedding ceremony, will be bereft of their husbands by fatal accidents occurring on journeys.
For a mother to carry fresh flowers to a cemetery, indicates she may expect the continued good health of her family.
For a young widow to visit a cemetery means she will soon throw aside her weeds for robes of matrimony.
If she feels sad and depressed she will have new cares and regrets. Old people dreaming of a cemetery, shows they will soon make other journeys where they will find perfect rest.
To see little children gathering flowers and chasing butterflies among the graves, denotes prosperous changes and no graves of any of your friends to weep over. Good health will hold high carnival. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A business that has closed down... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. If in poor condition, troubles ahead.
3. If placing ﬂowers, indecisive. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A graveyard represents the elements of fear, hope and return to guidance after heedlessness.
A cemetery represents the hereafter, because it is its vehicle.
A cemetery in a dream also represents the prison of the body, but in a dream, it also means seclusion, devotion, abstinence, asceticism or admonition. Acemetery also can be interpreted as the dead looking drunkard in a bar, a man laying flat in a prostitution house, the home of a heedless person who often sleeps rather than pray or a hypocrite whose deeds are not subject to receiving a heavenly reward, etcetera.
If a sick person walks into a funeral procession in a dream, it means that his illness will culminate in his death.
If he is not sick and then during that procession he weeps or prays for the deceased person in the dream, it means that he will repent of his sins, join spiritual study circles and serves the people of knowledge. Such a person also may attain a blessed spiritual station and benefit from what he hears and sees.
If one sees himself walking in a funeral procession and neglecting respect and contemplation, and instead laughs and jokes, it means that he will befriend evildoers and accept their evil conduct as a standard norm of behavior.
If one sees himself visiting a graveyard for seclusion, self-awakening and self-restraint, then if he reflects about words of truth, wisdom and repentance in his dream, it means that he will be asked tojudge between two people, and that he will rule with justice.
If one does not contemplate thus in the dream, it means that he will forget about something important or dear to his heart. Ifone enters the graveyard calling to prayers in a dream, it means that he will admonish people, commands what is good and forbids what is evil.
If one sees himself entering a graveyard and walking over the scattered bones of the dead people in a dream, it means that he will die and be buried there.
A cemetery in a dream also represents admonition, reading the Qur’an, crying, reminiscence, piety, surrender to one’s destiny and discarding worldly gains.
A cemetery in a dream also may represent the scholars, ascetics, governors, leaders, camps or a brothel.
The graves of saints or shrines in a dream signify innovation, heedlessness, intoxication, adultery, corruption and fear.
A stone tomb or a sarcophagus in a dream signifies profits, war prisoners, a booty or exposing one’s personal secrets.
(Also see Burial; Grave; Shrine)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A classical place for ghosts.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- In dreams we can often allow our fears to come to the surface in an acceptable way.
The cemetery can be a symbol of an appropriate way to handle these fears. In other words, we can legitimately allow ourselves to become frightened.
3- A cemetery is the place of the Dead but also of spiritual regeneration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An unkempt cemetery indicates loss of friends; acquaintances rather than close friends.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If any of the headstones had writing, what did they say? Any messages here could prove quite helpful with your interpretation.
Being lost in, or terrified by: The fear of death, or the unknown.
Being buried in: Symbolic opportunity in disguise for resurrection and a new beginning. Burying in soil or mud was used in folk medicine as a sympathetic cure that fooled the spirits of sickness and death into believing they’d won.
Dreaming of a tomb represents a metaphorical opportunity for rebirth and a fresh start.
The word tomb actually means “tummy,” being the womb of the earth from which we are all born and return. Alternatively, a well-kept, elaborate tomb may reflect achievements and honors accumulated during your life.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The cemetery indicates anxiety caused by new or past problems, because you are forced to make a decision. See Death, Grave.... Dreamers Dictionary
The cemetery in dreams is a place set apart, where we can confront our fears of death and dying.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the cemetery was dark and gloomy, and/or overgrown, there is much in the dreamer’s life that needs to be cleaned up before he or she can move ahead. But if it was a clear day, and the cemetery was neat and well kept, the dreamer is free to move ahead with whatever plans he or she has made.
If there is someone with a serious illness in the dreamer’s immediate circle, a dark and gloomy cemetery probably reflects the dreamer’s fear rather than what is actually coming.
A bright cemetery is reassuring; there will be no burials just yet.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To a widow or widower, the cemetery dream means a chance for a new way of living; to some, another marriage.
If the dreamer is elderly, the same dream indicates pleasant journeys.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If the cemetery was well kept, it signifies coming happiness and prosperity; however, if the general appearance of the place was dreary, you must expect a bit of trouble first.
See also Funeral, Death, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If it is recurring, it could reveal unjustified fears. (See HANGED and CORPSE)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is a sad and depressing place that doesn’t reflect any joy, and reflects even less hope. Dreaming about cemeteries may be a reflection of your mood or unresolved grief. It may literally represent sadness that comes from losing someone that you love, or it could represent your past and long-gone experiences. See also: Grave/Graveyard ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A ceremony is a mirror of behaviors and attitudes that give your life structure. Rituals sustain you.... Dreamers Dictionary
Any dream incorporating a form of ceremony is symbolic of preparation for a life change. Ritualism in ceremonies implies a need to become organised.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To ceremonialize something in waking life or in your dream is to make it sacred and to evoke your higher nature. Dreams of a ceremony also represent that you are bringing your focus to a particular commitment. See Ritual, Wedding and Graduation.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is a time for introspection, self-discovery and inner changes.... My Dream Interpretation
1- When we dream of taking part in a ceremony or religious ritual we are conscious of a new attitude or skill that is needed or an important change which is taking place in our lives.
2- Any major life change has a profound effect on the dreamer and this is very often shown in dream form as a ceremony.
3- Ceremonies and rituals are used for initiation, deeper awareness and to establish new order.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A ritual depicts important change, such as entrance into puberty; deeper levels of oneself; new attitudes or skills; just as marnage is an entrance into a new type of life and social situation. From the wider sense of self our unconscious has, things are seen as important which consciously we feel are trivial.
A ceremony in a dream brings such things to our attention. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If women dream about a chemist, it is usually addressing her animus.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- The chemist on a psychological level is the part of us which looks after health concerns and self-healing.
3- The Alchemist is one who changes base material (basic spiritual knowledge) into spiritual gold.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of radioactive compounds, this may reflect the effect of other people’s thoughts or feelings upon yourself, or indicate the extent of your influence on the lives of other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see them in bouquets, denotes that love will be offered you, but a foolish ambition will cause you to put it aside.
To pass down an avenue of white chrysanthemums, with here and there a yellow one showing among the white, foretells a strange sense of loss and sadness, from which the sensibilities will expand and take on new powers. While looking on these white flowers as you pass, and you suddenly feel your spirit leave your body and a voice shouts aloud ``Glory to God, my Creator,’’ foretells that a crisis is pending in your near future.
If some of your friends pass out, and others take up true ideas in connection with spiritual and earthly needs, you will enjoy life in its deepest meaning. Often death is near you in these dreams. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
See also Colors and Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If this flower appears in your dream, it may suggest longevity and mature wisdom. In traditional Chinese belief, the chrysanthemum also symbolizes the virtue of scholarly retirement, so your unconscious may have been urging you to study harder for an exam that you may be facing in the real world. On the other hand, because the chrysanthemum appears on Japan’s imperial crest, does Japan hold any significance for you?... The Element Encyclopedia
The whole building seemed to be built in a white and gold design.
The gold pans shimmered in the sun. I gazed at this wonderful sight for some time and felt such a wonderful feeling of upliftment, my tiredness gone’ (Johan E). As in the example, the powerfully regenerative side of our inner life or feelings; the world of experience we have created inwardly by our thoughts, meditation, actions; our sense of contact with life itself. Also the moral rules we make decisions from (such rules may not be ‘Christian’ if they kill much of our inner life); moral authority, our relationship with the community. Occasionally baptism, marriage, death, the mother or refuge.
Walking past church: not entering into contact with the best in us—or our anger towards dogma. Example: The priest was going to question and assault my friend in connection with some opinion he had offended the church with. I went to stand near him to give him moral suppon, and physical help if necessary. I hated seeing anybody degraded.
The priest saw my move and sent three thug type men to shoulder me out. They surrounded me to knock me down. I went beserk and knocked them all over the place with kicks and punches’ (John P). In the example John sees the dogmas of the Church as an assault and degradation of human qualities of love and moral suppon. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream of going to the cinema, pay attention to what you are actually watching as it could have relevance for your waking life. For example, if you dreamed in black and white, do you need to add romance or color to your life? Action and adventure films suggest escapism.
If acting, music making, dance or a visit to the circus feature in your dream, see ARTS AND CRAFTS. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... The Element Encyclopedia
(2) Going round in circles (without a centre) means not achieving anything. The important thing is to ask yourself why. The answer is almost certainly that you have been ‘barking up the wrong tree5, and the reason for this is almost certainly that your self-image is not an accurate one and needs correction or amplification.
(3) The circle may be a Vicious circle5, signifying that you are (or feel) trapped in a situation that can only get worse. However, this is not true; you can always break the seemingly inevitable chain of cause and effect by introducing a new cause, a new source of energy - derived from the unconscious.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
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
If, in your dream, you did the condemning or observed others being condemned, your own actions will be subject to criticism; but if, in your dream, you were condemned, you can rely on those you trust... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dreamt of being locked up, restrained or confined in some way by locks, ropes, chains or impossibly tight clothes, this might reflect feelings of great frustration in your waking life. Such dreams typically indicate that you are feeling frustrated because someone or something in your life is preventing you from realizing your potential or your ambitions.
If you saw who was trying to confine you in your dream, they may represent the person who is making you feel trapped.
Alternatively, you may be feeling trapped by some obligation, situation, deadening job or stifling relationship from which there is no escape. Your unconscious is urging you to find a solution and break free.
If you are gagged in your dream, this is a sign that something or someone has taken away your freedom of expression.
If you are chained up or locked up in a cell, such symbols could represent your own inhibitions; if this is the case, your unconscious is again urging you to break free from your self-imposed shackles. You may be fearful of making a decision in case you make the wrong one and, if this is indeed the case, your dreaming self is depicting you bound and fettered as a way of telling you that sometimes in life you need to take a risk and make a judgment call. Dreams in which you are confined in a small space but still able to move or crawl may point to the struggle of your creative energies to find expression in waking life. Is something or someone repressing your energy and is it time for you to break free? Dreams in which you are crawling through a tunnel also express anxieties about a challenging event in your waking life.
If you dream of falling into a pit, this is a reference in waking life to something or someone who is restricting your movements or thought.
If you fall into a trap, the implication is that this desperate situa—tion may be partly your own fault. A dream in which you are caught in a net may, however, have erotic connotations, as the symbol of the net is connected with femi—nine power.
If your horse is in reins or a harness in your dream, because the horse is traditionally a symbol of life and may represent an aspect of your personality, the reference may be to some frustration or confinement in waking life; this might be self-imposed or imposed by someone else, but either way it is preventing the full expression of your personality.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are held in contempt by others, you will succeed in winning their highest regard, and will find yourself prosperous and happy. But if the contempt is merited, your exile from business or social circles is intimated. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The few exceptions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disappeared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).
Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut problem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.
The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the example. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one becomes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a centre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.
The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.
A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological development. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.
If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.
The integration of experience.
which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.
Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.
1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.
2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method successfully.
3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.
4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular formation of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’
5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection between two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.
6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effective sewing machine.
The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing machine.
7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.
8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.
The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.
To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.
If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.
If the question still needs further insight, before going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.
For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.
In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.
If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need restructuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To think you are being cremated, portends distinct failure in enterprises, if you mind any but your own judgment in conducting them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In important matters rely on your own judgment If the cremation of others was involved in your dream, it predicts a valuable acquisition, probably by inheritance.
See also Fire and Funeral.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
4. Trying to dispose of something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
According to Freud, rocks and stones are obvious phallic symbols on account of their hardness. The appearance of rocks, stones and metals in dreams for Jungians, however, has a different interpretation inspired by Jung’s interest in alchemy. Alchemy is the ancient art of transmuting base metals into gold but it is not just about this transformation. It can also be viewed as a system of self- initiation. Jung was amazed to find that the images and operations he encountered in old alchemy texts related strongly to his theories of psychoanalysis and the unconscious. He saw in alchemy a metaphor for the process of individuation or personal transformation, and the morphing and mutating imagery of that process which emerges from the stream of consciousness. For Jungians, therefore, the appearance of rocks, stones, metals and jewels in dreams are potent and powerful symbols of a person’s basic nature, heart and soul, and of their potential for personal transformation. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Slippery surface)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dam is also a term used for the perineum, the area between rectum and genitalia.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Social anxieties. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For example, to dream of your mother dying could represent the death of your own motherly nature. Perhaps you should try to be more caring and maternal, or perhaps something or someone should be nurtured instead of ignored. Alternatively, you may be expressing hidden feelings for that person. Do you secretly resent or wish to be independent of him or her? Such dreams may also represent a positive or negative change in your relationship or attitude toward that particular person. Yet another interpretation suggests that dreams of being prostrate with grief at your father’s or mother’s funeral can be an emotional dress rehearsal staged by your unconscious to prepare you for the devastation you may feel when your parent really does die. Such dreams tend to be more common in women, especially concerning the death of a partner, as statistically women live longer than men.
Dreaming of a relative or partner who is dead in waking life is, not surprisingly, quite common. After all, that person may have played a big part in your life, and their influence and memories are still very much alive in you. It is not unusual to have disturbing dreams for some period after the death of a loved one; it is equally common not to be able to dream about the husband or wife at all, or to see the partner in the distance but be unable to get any nearer. Such dreams of dead people are expressive of attempts by your dreaming mind to help you make the transition from external reality to internal memories, or to deal with feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Financial success at the expense of friendship.
3. Holiday spirit or holiday depression. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If it is June and you dream of December, then this symbolizes a desire for down time and family time.
For further clarification, consider what winter and the Holidays represent to you. See Christmas.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you find yourself deformed in your dream, in what way do you feel disabled or frightening to others in waking life? Or have you been crippled by an emotional situation and been unable to do anything about it? Has someone in waking life hurt you? A dream of someone else’s deformity may be symbolic of a deformed part of yourself, but it might also be showing you some distasteful part of another person’s personality of which you were previously unaware. A person with a deformity in your dream may represent the trickster archetype mocking your own pretensions, although for Freud it represented a fear of male impotence, and for Jung it was a symbol of the devouring mother. A limp can be a warning from the unconscious of those dangers of pride and ambition that bring humiliation rather than success upon the dreamer.
If you are using crutches in your dream, are you relying on crutches, such as alcohol, nicotine or controlled drugs, in waking life?
Very often dreams of paralysis and numbness may be induced by the dreamer’s arm or leg going to sleep as the result of a trapped nerve.
If this is not the case, dreams of being unable to move (as if rooted to the spot) may be equating paralysis with frigidity; in waking life, the dreamer might suffer from fears of sexual intimacy. Your dream may also be referring to an area of your life in which things have stagnated or not progressed as they should have. This will usually be an emotional paralysis or a feeling of helplessness in a particular situation in your life. For example, you may be caught between a spouse and a lover, or between two possible courses of action. Dismemberment of your body in a dream suggests feelings of powerlessness in waking life. Is some situation tearing you apart or do you need to take your feelings apart?... The Element Encyclopedia
The same applies to purchasing a female slave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the demand is unjust, you will become a leader in your profession.
For a lover to command you adversely, implies his, or her, leniency. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Repressed needs begin to rise to the surface—usually in intimate relationships, often in friendships.
3. An aspect of self is “demanding attention.” 4. Someone, possibly a family member, has needs that remain ignored. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Darkness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. A need or desire to eliminate old patterns of behavior or ways of thinking.
3. Repressed anger or rage that needs to be addressed.
4. Use caution against harsh words in relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If only a portion of his house is demolished it means he will suffer worldly loss proportionate to how much is demolished.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If we are carrying out the demolition we need to be in control but if someone else is in charge we may feel powerless in the face of change.
2- We may be conscious of a buildup of emotional energy within ourselves which can only be handled by a breakdown of old attitudes and approaches.
3- Fanaticism and anarchy (a need to break down an old order), can be demonstrated by demolition in a dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Demolition of a house: the collapse of your hopes. Abandon old habits and attitudes so that something new can take their place.... Dreamers Dictionary
The ‘debris’ left behind after such a breakdown needs sorting through to discover what needs to be retained and what discarded.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are deliberately destroying something or carrying out the demolition we need to be in control, but if someone else is in charge we may feel powerless in the face of change.
The debris in this case symbolizes the fall-out from such changes. Large amounts signify major adjustments are necessary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A breakdown of old ways of doing things. Alternatively, a sense of being scattered and chaotic.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The colour of the demons will often give information as to their relevance. Red indicates extreme and black might represent fear.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The figure of Satan appears in the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian traditions. Originally, it represented fertility and the powers of nature. Maybe your unconscious is giving you the keys (compost) for your inner growth.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A demon can also be an indication that you have been ignoring a destructive pattern for a very long time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Negative or self-defeating forces at work in decision-making or judgment.
3. Need to loosen up a little, have a little fun. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something.... My Dream Interpretation
Demons in dreams probably represent parts of your unconscious mind that have been repressed and neglected and arc now threatening to disrupt or mutilate the psyche. They should be approached lovingly, given attention and integrated into your conscious life. This will bring about their ‘conversion’: they will cease to threaten and will contribute their vital energies to the enhancement of the self.
Self-knowledge - knowing what we are earning around with us in our unconscious - is the only sure defence against what in ancient times was called demonic’possession, which in psychological terms means the conscious ego being taken over by unconscious forces (obsessive fear or anger, or whatever).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream of a small demonstration of a kitchen implement or sporting skill indicates that you will find yourself becoming interested in an unusual hobby that could give you hours of joy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If a detective is following you within a dream, it may be a sign that other people want to know more about you. A dream about a police officer or army officer may suggest the importance of following correct procedure or correct behavior. Perhaps an aspect of your behavior in waking life is upsetting others?
Policemen can also represent the father figure, whilst a policewoman can bring to mind a dominant female in your life. A fireman relates to how you deal with your emotions or outbursts of energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Weighty responsibilities are about to increase. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- There is always a magical feeling or sense of wonder associated with the diadem, and it can be taken to represent the magical and unknown.
3- The diadem is perceived as an emblem of the Queen of Heaven and the circle of continuity. It often has twelve jewels which arc said to represent the Twelve Tribes of Israel.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are prone to such dreams, you might want to try asking your dreaming mind to show you a way off the mountain or out of the jungle, forest or bog just before you go to sleep. Your dream may respond by offering you another dream scenario that may contain symbolic clues to help you solve your waking problem.
Any problem, obstacle or irritation you face in dreamland, such as being unable to find a pen when you need one, light bulbs suddenly going out, being unable to pick something up, trying and failing to start a car or put up a deckchair or assemble a pushchair can suggest a problem in waking life that you are finding difficult to resolve. Your dreaming mind has thousands upon thousands of symbolic disguises to draw upon, so whenever things don’t go smoothly in dreamland, the chances are this indicates situations in waking life that you are struggling to resolve.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the top half of your body is missing, this indicates lack of reasoning and emotional intelligence.
If the bottom half is missing, this relates to loss, or denial of instincts and sexuality.
If the body is injured or you see injuries, this suggests emotional scars or hurts, or repressed anger.
If the body is cut open, this indicates a vital change within yourself or the release of emotional tension.
In times past, such dreams were interpreted as the release of ‘evil spirits’, hence the association of a sometimes painful release of tension.
Loss of limbs in a body usually indicates a sense of inadequacy, sometimes connected with the limb that is lost. For example, loss of legs could suggest an inability to stand up for yourself or someone dependent on you. Loss of an arm could indicate an inability to influence other people, or to give and receive.
If your body is burnt in the dream, this suggests an emotional scar, and if the burn is painful, this suggests that you are relating to this hurt in an unhelpful, self-destructive way. If, however, the burning isn’t painful, it has a more positive interpretation: feelings of potential and new beginnings.
Marks on the body in a dream suggest things you carry with you in life, or experiences that have marked you.
If your body is crawling with maggots, this indicates the need to cleanse your body of toxins, infection or resentment. A murdered body in a dream represents aspects of your life that you find hard to deal with, such as anger towards a family member. Sometimes such anger may be a way of avoiding the real issues involved and, if this is the case, the dream murder may show how you feel about being ‘murdered’ by lack of love or trust.
If you are pulling things out of your body in your dream, this suggests growing self-knowledge; you are becoming aware of thoughts and emotions of which you were previously unaware. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Feeling great loss, usually over an aspect of self or personality.
3. Note body parts that are lost: loss of mobility (loss of legs) or dexterity (loss of hands or ﬁngers), etc. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A situation may be tearing us apart and violent action may be necessary Before we can recover our equilibrium.
2- Psychologically we need to take our old feelings and ideas apart to make sense of what is going on. This process has to take place before a rebuilding of one’s life can happen.
3- The death and rebirth symbolism of initiation; the death of the Self before reintegration and rebirth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you sometimes feel your live is coming apart at the seams, then this too will occasion a dismemberment dream. As in olden mythology, when man fell apart, the Gods would put him back together again, this then is a dream of warning you to change your ways, or take charge of a situation, before it reaches the dismemberment stage.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is the death, or rather dissolution, of the self before reintegration and rebirth take place.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the experience does not feel unpleasant during a dream, dismemberment may well indicate the closing of one phase of life and rebirth into a new phase.
If accompanied by strong emotions of fear and anxiety, dismemberment may simply reflect a feeling of “coming apart.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If we are angry at our partner we may kick the cat or nag at the children instead of confronting the real target. Freud stated that in dreams we express what we usually censor, or would be censored socially, in terms of behaviour or sexuality, but often in a displaced way. What appears to be most important and full of emotion in the dream may, according to this statement, be really of least significance. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you are indifferent to the affliction of others, expect great misfortune to knock on your door.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being in a serious, distressing situation is usually a sign that you are facing problems in real life. It also is a symbol of your own Tighrfistedness, which you need to remedy.
The emergency is an urgent warning to get out of a real-life situation immediately if serious losses are to be prevented!... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Inner happiness and contentment. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The best “specialist” to do this is you.
An expert dream analyst or a psychotherapist would at best be a “midwife” or guide, and then only if your dream presented clear indications that there was emotional illness and that psychological support was important.
A dream symbol often points to several possibilities.
For instance, the question of whether you are the victim or the perpetrator plays a major role that only honest self-examination can answer. Dream interpretation is not a game, some thing you do every now and then. It only makes sense if it becomes—like daily hygiene—a consistent part of your daily routine—a form of “emotional hygiene.” The rewards are well worth the effort. Nothing can replace self-analysis followed by self-awareness. Only in this way can you lead a happy and productive life and be at peace with yourself.
Your unconscious is often the best friend you can have, because it provides advice and suggestions about how to deal with the problems that arise.
The wisdom of your unconscious can even open a window into the future—allowing you to face the unknown with confidence.
The increase in the number of people who suffer from emotional problems can be laid at the door of today’s culture, with its emphasis on acquiring money, property, and success. But those who are in touch with their unconscious and its messages won’t easily violate the natural needs of their soul.
The best protection we have against depression, anxieties, and coundess other emotional problems is effective dream interpretation.... Dreamers Dictionary
A quake on mountains points towards evil Ulama.
A quake on one’s own body suggest that one is bereft of all goodness and worthiness.
A tremor is one’s house suggest that his house will become a venue for adultery.
To seen an entire house or part of it in ruins as a result of a tremor is an indication that he owner’s life will terminate shortly.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Reaction to stress.
3. Returning to the safety of childhood. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Sexual intercourse; Vagina)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The example shows how our sexual needs attempt to satisfy themselves even though we may make a conscious attempt to deny them.
The ejaculation, male or female, shows the sexual nature of one’s dream, even if the symbols seem to have no obvious connection.
The attitudes in one’s dream also show something of our relationship to sex. This may be mechanical, fearful, loving, etc. Alan sees sex as a problem to be solved, and has difficulties around commitment. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is divided in solid (earth), liquid (water), and gaseous (air). Each part can transform into the other two by using energy (fire). Psychological traits of the dreamer may be represented in each of these elements. Its balance denotes completeness and integrity. (See WATER, EARTH, AIR, and FIRE)
In astrology, the four elements are the essential qualities of human beings. The earth is fertility and loyalty; water, imagination; air, intelligence; and fire, ambition and will. The mystics believed in a fifth element that permeated everything. It was a fluid state of existence called ether. Today, many mediums believe that, thanks to it, astral travels are possible.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The elements fire, air, water and earth are the first principles of creation.
The chinese way of thought includes metal as the fifth element.
It is these core meanings that come across in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is these correspondences that may first appear in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
They are divided into solid (earth), liquid (water), vapor (air) and energy (fire), and the ancient philosophers believed that these four elements sustained the world and influenced personality. According to Empedocles, a Greek philosopher, scientist and healer who lived in Sicily in the fifth century BC, all matter, including humankind, is comprised of four ‘roots’, or the elements of earth, air, fire and water. In astrology, the elements symbolize the four essential human qualities: earth for fertility; water for emotion; air for intelligence and fire for ambition. Since we know that Carl Jung studied mystical literature, astrology and alchemy, it is possible to conclude that his conceptualization of intuition, sensation, thinking and feeling as basic archetypes, or components of personality, is a derivation of Empedocles’ ancient theories about fire, earth, air and water.
When the elements feature in dreams, many dream analysts believe they represent the state of your psychological wellbeing. Listed below you’ll find the specific symbolism and dream-lore interpretation typically associated with each element. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; WEATHER.... The Element Encyclopedia
To the married, it denotes that you hold places which you are unworthy to fill, and if your ways are not rectified your reputation will be at stake.
To the unmarried, it foretells disappointments in love and the unfaithfulness of men.
To dream that your lover has eloped with some one else, denotes his or her unfaithfulness.
To dream of your friend eloping with one whom you do not approve, denotes that you will soon hear of them contracting a disagreeable marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is a harbinger of disappointment and unfaithfulness and at the same time a warning that the dreamer’s actions are such that he must mend bis ways in order to avoid trouble.
To dream that your lover has eloped with someone else is an indication that he or she needs to be tested in order to be sure that an approaching marriage is a wise course.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are Eloping with your lover, it shows quarrels and an unhappy marriage.
If you see other people Eloping, it is a sign of illness.... Mystic Dream Book
2- In a dream to be planning an elopement is creating circumstances where others do not understand the motives behind our actions. We are aware of our own need for some sort of integration within our personalities but cannot do this without people misunderstanding.
3- Elopement signifies a union Spiritual or otherwise particularly in adversity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of having put on weight can mean future prosperity.
Depth Psychology: Looking emaciated or very skinny: your inner center has “shrunk ‘ You are being asked to take better care of yourself. Seeing others as emaciated: you hope for financial gain for yourself (this is how wicked the unconscious is!).... Dreamers Dictionary
If we are sending an email in dreams we have information which others may need.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of reading someone else’s email messages signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business. Perhaps you have recently stumbled upon some information that was not meant for your eyes.... My Dream Interpretation
If an email, fax or text message appears in your dream this may be a message from your dreaming mind to attend to some communication as soon as possible. Such dreams represent your desire to move on speedily with a current project.
Alternatively electronic communication or texts can also express your desire to go on the record and publicly state your intentions. As always pay attention to the content of your message. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... The Element Encyclopedia
It might cause you more embarrassment than you think possible.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream that you are looking at yourself embalmed, omens unfortunate friendships for you, which will force you into lower classes than you are accustomed to move in. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you continue your drive without unpleasant incidents arising, you will succeed in turning these forebodings to useful account in your advancement.
To ride on horseback along one, denotes you will fearlessly meet and overcome all obstacles in your way to wealth and happiness.
To walk along one, you will have a weary struggle for elevation, but will &ally reap a successful reward. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If it was a low embankment, it predicts the resumption of a past relationship which will prove to be beneficial in an unexpected way.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Lack of self-conﬁdence.
3. Sexual insecurity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Indicates the inability to communicate and express your needs clearly. Part of the Self is lost or was put aside and is not being lived.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To observe others being embarrassed in your dream is a warning against repeating gossip.... My Dream Interpretation
The greater was your dreamed embarrassment ‘the bigger and more satisfying will be your coming success.
If your dream concerned the embarrassment of others, it is reminding you to be firm in rejecting outside influences and relying on your own judgment... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dream of tearful farewells, partings or frantic escapes you may be feeling relief, sadness or a mixture of both about leaving something or someone behind in your waking life. Perhaps you have left your job, ended a relationship or moved out of your parent’s house. The dream is referring to a phase of your life that is over.
If you escaped from someone or something in your dream, try to identify what you were escaping from.
If the escape was successful, this may suggest that you have resolved emotional problems and made progress.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. One wants to go on a trip abroad. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If your dream concerned the official or business aspect of an embassy, it is telling you that achievement without effort is not possible for you; you’ll have to go after what you want, it won’t come and sit in your lap.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A particular emblem or logo in dreams usually has some kind of personal resonance for us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is also an easily recognized instruction as in road signs. In dreams, once we have sorted out the symbolism, it often performs this function.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To embrace relatives, signifies their sickness and unhappiness.
For lovers to dream of embracing, foretells quarrels and disagreements arising from infidelity.
If these dreams take place under auspicious conditions, the reverse may be expected.
If you embrace a stranger, it signifies that you will have an unwelcome guest. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a deceased person embraces the person seeing the dream and does not let go of him in a dream, it means his death. Embracing a known person in a dream means associating with him. Embracing one’s enemy in a dream means making peace with him.
It is also said that an embrace in a dream signifies exchanging praises.
An embrace in a dream also signifies kindness, liking for one another, travels, arriving from a journey and dispelling distress or anxiety.
An embrace in a dream is also interpreted to mean having sexual intercourse. Embracing a woman in a dream means love for the world, and despair from receiving any reward in the hereafter. Embracing a man in a dream signifies lending him support and helping him. Embracing the trunk of a tree in a dream means indulging in hypocrisy. Embracing someone and laying one’s head in his lap in a dream means entrusting him with one’s capital, or working for him.
(Also see Envelope; Hug)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, desire for sexual union.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To embrace friends or relatives is a longing to help others.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To dream of being embraced predicts that impulsive behavior, if not controlled, will subject you to unfair criticism.
To dream of embracing others, or observing others embrace each other indicates basic family unity in spite of quarrels or differences of opinion.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If it is a passionate one, you should beware of your feelings getting out of hand.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Someone is embracing you: a person wants to “possess you” completely, or vice versa.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Monogram)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a married man to see embroidery, signifies a new member in his household, For a lover, this denotes a wise and economical wife. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Need to give a project a little extra something to make it acceptable. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is good luck in matters of the heart for a woman to dream of embroidering.... The Complete Dream Book
2. A new idea.
3. If pregnant, hoping that the baby passes scrutiny, comes out okay. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The embryo or foetus would therefore symbolise such feelings. See baby. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- We arc linking back to conception, to a point where everything begins. We may need to look at the process of becoming consciously knowledgeable of all that we are or can be.
3- The core of being is the embryo, and therefore the ccntre of Creation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a pregnant woman, or her partner, a situational dream that requires no further interpretation.
A period of gestation and waiting that may actually span 40 weeks. This is not a situation that can be rushed or forced.
A new beginning or opportunity that has just been recognized, or is just starting to develop.... The Language of Dreams
If you are pregnant, then it can be common to see an embryo within your dreams.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
For a lover to see an emerald or emeralds on the person of his affianced, warns him that he is about to be discarded for some wealthier suitor.
To dream that you buy an emerald, signifies unfortunate dealings. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
3. Honest. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one buys’ an emerald in a dream, it means that he will win a dear brother, associate himself with a group of righteous brothers on the path, raise well behaving children, acquire a useful knowledge, or earn lawful money.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Good fortune in business or separation from loved ones.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Mercury’s stone (emblem of communication with the afterlife) but especially Venus’s (Love and art), the emerald is a powerful talisman of love that increases libido, accelerates delivery, and protects sight. In ancient times, this gemstone predicted a great joy; according to the latest esoteric tradition, the emerald is a harbinger of a long wait.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The beautiful green shade of this gem connects it to the healing energy of the heart chakra. In the lore of crystals, the emerald is thought to be connected to luck and abundance. Additionally, the green color of this beautiful mineral relates to growth and the expansiveness of nature.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are dialing 911, then you are calling out for help. You are in a situation that leaves you feeling helpless and you need support to return to balance. See Hospital.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we are under stress in waking life we may dream of an emergency and equally if there is an emergency in real life we may dream of explosions and other such images.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Folklore: Your wishes will be fulfilled quickly.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The method of emigration – train, plane or other means – may be important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of emigration alerts us to the possibility of leaving a situation we are in and doing something completely different.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you saw an emo person/people in your dream, you could be feeling a clash between what you believe or value, and the way others expect you to act.... My Dream Interpretation
Emotions in dreams are not symbolic; they are just themselves. However, you need to be aware that emotions come from the unconscious, from what Jung calls ‘the Shadow5 - the ‘inferior5, undeveloped functions of your psyche. They may therefore be very disturbing, and often you will not acknowledge them as your own: instead, you may project them on to someone else. Therefore you need to be open to the possibility - or even the probability - that other people (or animals) in dreams represent parts of yourself, and that any emotion that is driving them in the dream is driving you in real life. (For inferior functions, shadow and projection).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. Not acknowledging feelings. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Occasionally in order to understand a dream it is easier to ignore the symbols and simply work with the moods, feelings and emotions that have surfaced. Doing this will yen,- often give us a clearer interpretation of what is going on inside us, rather than confusing ourselves by trying to interpret myriad symbols.
3- Our emotional requirement, particularly responsiveness, to something which is a more subtle energy permits us to begin the process of development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A ‘lifting of the spirits’ is indeed a change in consciousness and perhaps a reaching towards something beyond ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Otherwise, we would ultimately explode. Sometimes when we dream, we feel very strong emotions impossible to experience in real life. According to Jung, they come from the less developed part (the shadow) of our psyche.
Some superstitions recommend interpreting dreams by reversing the emotions provoked. If, for example, you dream that you are angry, it means that soon you will receive good news.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistoned. We therefore do not need to interpret them, simply to acknowledge them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.
The images in a dream may be the way we unconsciously pictorialise our flux of feelings and the play of internal energy flows.
For instance love or sexual drive can give rise to physical movement—as in sexual intercourse. Repression of sex or love also represses such physical movements, leading to tension and conflict, which might be presented in the drama of a dream.
Example: ‘I was with my wife, walking along a street, on holiday with her. But I felt awful tension. It was the son of stress I feel when I have turned off my sexual flow—as I have at the moment’ (Brian V). Brian can easily see the connection between the dream feelings and his everyday life, although sometimes we need to practise this. But the situation could as easily be expressed as a dream image of a blocked river.
The underlying feelings would then be less easy to grasp.
Example: ‘I was in a very ancient crumbling building, confronted by a large stone door, deeply engraved with many designs and creatures. I began to open the door and felt high feelings of anxiety. I realised this was an initiation and I must calm my feelings in order to pass beyond the door, i.e. if I were controlled by my feelings I would run away’ (Derek F). How we meet the emotions in our dreams illustrates our habitual method of dealing with them.
The feelings of anxiety in Derek’s dream were met and moved beyond, but this is unusual. This is because most of us change our direction as soon as there is a hint of fear.
The amount of nicotine and alcohol human beings consume suggests how poorly we meet anxiety. Going beyond fear or pain is an initiation which opens doors for us. We might now apply for the job, ask for the date, raise the issue, express the creativity, make the journey abroad, which anxiety previously kept us from. We see this in the next example: I had a ring on my marriage finger. It was a thin band of gold. I woke up frightened’ (Angela). Angela is not married and feels anxiety about the commitment.
Dreams give us a safe area to express emotions which might be difficult or dangerous to release socially. Anger in a dream may be expressing what we failed to express in a waking encounter, or it might be our habitual response. It may also be directed against ourself. Dreams also contain many positive emotions. Sometimes they present a new aspect of feeling which is life enhancing.
A person who habitually felt at odds with her father and relatives experienced a dream in which she felt forgiveness for the first time. This was entirely new for her and led to a reconciliation with her family.
Some feeling states in a dream are subtle, and may be more evident in terms of the symbols than the feelings.
A grey drear environment suggests depression and lack of pleasure.
A sunny light environment with flowers and colour shows pleasure and good feelings.
A country landscape depicts quite a different feeling state to a smoky busy city street. We can define these for ourself using the techniques described under dream processing.
Whatever feelings or emotions we meet in our dreams, many of them are bound to be habitual responses we have to life. Where these habits are negative we can begin to change them by working with the dream images as described in the last question under dream processing. See love; hostility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the emperor is from a foreign country, there will be possibilities of a trip that will not bring you great benefits. Finally, pleading with such authority indicates a concern in the romantic ground.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you see both emperor and empress, they represent your parents. What the emperor or empress is doing is important for getting specific information about the dream’s meaning.
If you are the emperor or the empress: don’t set your hopes too high. Being a servant at the court of an emperor means support from a person of authority.
Depth Psychology: Being the emperor or the empress: you are expecting too much and will face disappointments. See King.... Dreamers Dictionary
If he is pleasant and has communications of interest, you will find no cause for evil or embarrassing conditions upon waking. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream of being an employer, then this dream reflects you are coming into your power, and you are grappling with your feelings about having authority and responsibility.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the employer appears annoyed and disagreeable, the dreamer unknowingly distrusts the employer.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To dream of being out of work, denotes that you will have no fear, as you are always sought out for your conscientious fulfilment of contracts, which make you a desired help. Giving employment to others, indicates loss for yourself. All dreams of this nature may be interpreted as the above. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If unhappy with the company, one is likely unhappy with one’s job. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- When we are fully employed our attention is very focused on what we are doing.
To dream of being employed can suggest that we need to focus our attention on work that creates satisfaction and gives us the lifestyle that we want.
3- Spiritual employment suggests using our talents and gifts effectively for the Greater Good.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are employing others indicates that you may lose something.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is a sign of prosperity in business if you dream that you are out of work.
To dream that you Employ other people shows that their interests will clash with yours. ... Mystic Dream Book
To dream of being employed in a job other than our own can suggest that we have issues about satisfaction and lifestyle choices.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
You’ll have a choice of opportunities if you dreamed of being out of a job; if you dreamed of employing or offering jobs to others, it’s a warning that overconfidence can be expensive, and a reminder that a bit of extra effort usually pays dividends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are unemployed in the dream it means that you will soon receive a good contract offer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of an empress and an emperor is not particularly bad, but brings one no substantial good. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An empress represents the ego and a desire to impress.
The Empress also represents your feelings toward your mother, nurturing, and your creative impulses. See Queen.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Also see Deserted)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Don’t try anything unfamiliar for a time following this dream.
An exception to the foregoing is if you found yourself pouring from a vessel which appeared to be empty, in which case the dream predicts unexpected gains.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) What is empty in the dream may be something that symbolizes the self - a room, for example, or house. In that case, it may represent your own (feeling of) emptiness. According to Freud, when a person suppresses or represses something, it often happens that nothing else comes to take the place of what has been suppressed / repressed, and the consequence is that the person’s life becomes empty. (For suppression / repression)
(3) Emptiness, an empty landscape or an empty container, may be a symbol of potentiality: where there is nothing, there is room for anything. The unconscious is sometimes visualized as an empty container, but — again — as containing the potential for all future personal growth.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The use of empty in this dream can be understood by the comparison existing between the ‘down low, empty houses’ feeling, and the ‘high up, sunny hill’ feeling.
Generally lack of pleasure, enthusiasm, good feelings; loneliness; lack of relationship; sense of isolation. Or lack of one’s potential, opportunity, space to be oneself. Empty house, buildings, shell : outgrown habits or ways of life; old attitudes; death; potential. See also house. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- We may need space to be ourselves in order to come to terms with what is occurring in our lives. ‘I’o be in an empty house or building denotes the fact that we have left behind old attitudes and habits.
3- Spiritually, any sort of experience which brings about an emptiness signifies the Void.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be in an empty house or building denotes the fact that we have left behind old attitudes and habits.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. One’s romantic relationship needs “life support.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
Don’t be influenced.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are defamed by your enemies, it denotes that you will be threatened with failures in your work. You will be wise to use the utmost caution in proceeding in affairs of any moment.
To overcome your enemies in any form, signifies your gain.
For them to get the better of you is ominous of adverse fortunes. This dream may be literal. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Negative force in unconscious mind.
3. Fighting with enemies indicates one is trying to deal with problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one is threatened by his enemy in a dream, it means that he will win the upper hand. Ifone is promised good things by his enemy in a dream, it means that he will fall into his trap and lose his fight to him. Ifone’s enemy advises him in a dream, it means that he will betray him.
If one sees an enemy invading a land in a dream, it means that a destructive flood will devastate that place. Ifone’s enemy confides to him or pleases him in a dream, it means that he will suffer distress and adversities. Ifone is captured for a ransom by his enemy in a dream, it means that he indulges in sins and that he is a hostage of his own sins.
(Also see Blessings; Enmity; Introduction p. xxui)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If an enemy wins out over you and you are in danger of much loss, then this is the sign that you have a good friend that will soon come to your aid in real life. If, in your dream, a friend comes to your aid and you lose out to your enemy, this will show that you have only yourself to look to for help with your real life problems.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
On an objective level: people in your surroundings whom you reject. On a subjective level, one’s own characteristics and mistakes.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Enemies in a dream are a warning about conflict, arguments, and someone else’s evil intentions. Be on guard and develop a healthy distrust.... Dreamers Dictionary
If an enemy wins out over you and you are in danger of much loss, then this is the sign that you have a good friend that will soon come to your aid in real life. If, in your dream, a friend comes to your aid and you lose out to your enemy, this will show that you have only yourself to look to for help with your real life problems.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you inquire into the qualities that this person represents (i.e., stubbornness, deceitfulness, selfishness, insensitivity, etc…), become willing to see where in your own life you do the same things, and forgive yourself, then you will begin to powerfully integrate this shadow energy and truly receive the gift of this dream.
If you do this you may discover that your enemy is offering you a greater gift than all of your friends combined. See Shadow and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An enemy is ‘not a friend’, someone who does not have our welfare at heart.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of such a figure highlights such a situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If they are warning symbols, this person may be actively working against you.
If they are positive, he or she may want a truce with you.
Dreaming of a shadowy, ominous, perhaps unseen enemy is calling your attention to your own shadow side.
A part of you is keeping you from attaining certain goals.
To deduce what part it is, look to other symbols in the dream.
Dreaming of several enemies is a dream of contrary. It actually implies that you are surrounded by loving and loyal friends.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream of fighting an enemy, the meaning depends on how the fight turns out.
If you have a victory over your enemy, you will succeed in getting past any current obstacles in your academic and social life. This dream is also a sign of luck in finances.
If your enemy wins, or you dream that they spread nasty rumors about you, you could have failures in a school or work situation - be careful about making any big changes now.
To dream of making up with an enemy symbolizes the need to resolve an inner conflict within yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
You can rely on having loyal and helpful friends if you dreamed of someone you knew, or suspected, was an enemy.
See also Hostility.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If so, look for some way of coming to terms with the situation, either by removing yourself from it or by mending the situation - which may involve ‘having it out’ with the other person.
(2) The enemy may be something within yourself. Is there some inner conflict that needs resolving? See also Alien, section (3), Fight(ing).
The enemy in your dream may be those qualities or parts of your psyche that have been neglected: what Jung calls “the shadow5. This appears as the conscious ego’s antagonist because it is struggling to assert its right to participate in your conscious life. Only by letting it do so can you attain personal wholeness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the enemy attacks you and you do not fight back, it means that you not only accept defeat but also do not strive to change the situation. (See CROSSROADS)
Dreaming that you have enemies means your friends are helpful and attentive.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For young people to dream that they are engaged, denotes that they will not be much admired.
To dream of breaking an engagement, denotes a hasty, and an unwise action in some important matter or disappointments may follow.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An unknown side is integrated.
It is symbolically important whom you have become engaged to.
Folklore: A bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A commitment of some nature, but it is not permanent yet. This is a good time to reexamine your thinking and make sure this is a decision about which you feel confident.
As a play on words, social commitments that you may, or may not, have any time to enjoy (e.g., “pressing engagements”).
WTiat are your feelings in this dream? Are you happy and content about the pledge made? If not, this can reflect anxiety 7 or anger over someone else’s upcoming nuptials, or second thoughts about a responsibility you’ve recently taken on.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream that you are breaking an engagement, you will have to guard yourself against making a wrong decision in a matter of grave importance.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: If you are single, you are longing for love, marriage, or family; married people want to improve their relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you end an engagement suggests a quick choice about something vital that you should think through.
To dream about a business engagement indicates fear or anxiety within your career life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are engaged, then you are plugged in and completely consumed. See Commitment and Wedding.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Try to cultivate a philosophical attitude; it’s not really what happens to you, but how you react to it that counts.
See also Ring and Appointment.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
See Agreement.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is the declaration that a large undertaking is likely to occur in the future. As a symbol, this can be applied to any life experience that embodies a significant amount of dedication but is not yet requiring the action that the future will bring. Be on notice if an engagement is featured in a dream; you are preparing to take major action in the near future.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The power of the engagement ring is that it is visible to others as a symbol of this intention and has the energy of accountability associated with it.
The great expense involved deepens this sense of accountability. What intentions are you considering in your life that are demanding a significant investment on your part?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
When the nature of the entanglement is personal and you are involved in a situation of misunderstanding with people around you, the dream augurs good relationships and good environment for communication and understanding.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
When we dream of faeces or excrement we are returning to an infant level of expression and enjoyment. Experiences we have had may have been relevant at the time but we now need to let them go.
There are certain aspects of our lives which we have used up and need to expel.
The power of the person is said to be contained in his excrement.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, you are accepting that you are responsible for managing your own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and you may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is almost certainly something you have repressed (pushed down from the conscious mind into the unconscious). We repress what we can’t cope with, but the anxiety or guilt-feelings that caused us to resort to repression do not leave us: they linger and fester in the unconscious and, if not given conscious attention, will have destructive consequences. Don’t let yourself be constipated psychologically. Get rid of that store of negative emotion - resentments or whatever.
Anxieties and guilt-feelings often have irrational beginnings in early childhood, though they may remain dormant until some later experience wakens them. An emotionally detached appraisal of the situation that first gave rise to them may dissolve them.
If not, seek help. Alternatively, adopt a Gestalt approach: don’t bother about the origins of the negative feeling; just see what it is doing to you - and others - in the present, and deal with it, expel it like faeces, here and now.
(2) Excrement may be a symbol of something you disapprove of or despise - perhaps mistakenly. Take a good look at the excrement to discover precisely what it represents in yourself.
(3) According to Freud, faeces may be substitutes for either the penis or a baby. This is more applicable to a woman’s dream than to a man’s.
(4) Excrement may symbolize money - ‘filthy lucre’ (‘He’s rolling in it’; ‘She’s stinking rich’).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Stepping on dog poop in a dream promises windfall in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2. Intuition, gut feelings. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Purses, according to Freud, are symbols of female genitalia or the womb; when the purse opens, this suggests sexual availability and when it is snapped shut, this suggests withholding.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to see a fireman crippled, or meet with an accident otherwise, implies grave danger is threatening a close friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The fireman archetype is also your inner hero, the warrior part of you that is willing to go through the fire to do what it has to do for love, life, and passion.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The four prime beliefs of freemasonry are: the fatherhood of god; the brotherhood of man; relief to others; and the search for truth. When these qualities are required in our lives we may dream of freemasonry or of someone of this belief.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For further clarification you might like to consult spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A stone polisher in a dream represents someone who offends or injures people’s feelings with his words.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The colour associated with the sign is yellow; its specific gemstones are agate and beryl.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Something precious, to be cared for and guarded with due diligence.
The gem of truth. Facts revealing themselves.
Commitments and devotion. Precious gems, especially diamonds, are exchanged as part of engagement or wedding rites.
In a ring: Authority. Popes, kings, and other authority figures often wear gold rings mounted with precious gems as a sign of office.
Metaphysically: Assisted health, protection, or improved personal characteristics. People in nearly every ancient culture carried or wore precious gems as amulets, charms, and talismans for a variety of positive purposes.
Each precious or semiprecious gem carries different meanings within a dream. Amber equates to feeling trapped, diamonds are for love, emeralds represent resourcefulness, and garnets portend the end to a period of questioning. Additionally, jade indicates health, moonstone stands for foresight and all things feminine, opal represents financial
situations, ruby is a type of fire dream, and sapphire shows faithfulness on your part.
For more ideas along these lines, try reading my book Folkways or any book that includes the lore of gems.
Faceted gems represent different aspects in something or someone, including the Divine and yourself.... The Language of Dreams
(See Diamond, Emerald, Ruby.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the gems are imitation, or in bad condition, or in unusual surroundings, ill luck is likely to follow.... The Complete Dream Book
The understanding and use of gems and jewels can greatly enhance personal development. In most dreams it is the better-known stones which appear, but when the lesser-known ones are seen, there is much benefit to be gained by learning more on a conscious level. Many stones have healing properties.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, to find an emerald ring might suggest that we have completed one of the stages of growth towards immortality. There are different interpretations for each gemstone, and opinions do vary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Carnelian-red; Ring)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A gem is considered a piece of colored light made stone: a drop of solidified cosmic energy full of magic and protective virtues. Therefore, esoterically, it has been used as a talisman and amulet for millennia. || The gem’s oneiric image promises, in general, fortune, wealth, and high social position.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a specific gemstone or precious stone appears in your dream, try to work out what that stone means to you. Was it your birth stone or the birth stone of someone you know? You should also consider its color. The texture and any associations or myths connected should also help with your interpretation. It would be impossible to list all precious and semiprecious gemstones, but the following associations with some of the most well-known gemstones should give you some guidelines regarding interpretation; but please note that it is always worth your while to do your own research.
Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence, and in dreams the appearance of amethyst suggests healing and transcendence. The gemstone is also a symbol of sobriety and remorse, due to the legend of the origin of amethyst. Dionysus, the god of intoxication, was angered one day by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws of the tigers. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god’s tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today.
Diamond is the symbol of incorruptibility, integrity, perfection and wisdom, so if you dream of it, these may be themes that would repay further investigation in your interpretation. But your dream may also be hinting that you need to look at various facets of a problem. There is also the association with human greed. As a symbol of fertility and regeneration, emerald in dreams suggests personal growth and a connection with the natural in life. The green of the emerald is the color of life and of the springtime, which comes round again and again. But emerald is also the traditional color of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the color of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. In dreams, emerald can convey harmony, love of Nature and elemental joie de vivre.
According to Chinese legend, jade is the sperm of the Celestial dragon that fell to earth; it therefore represents a union between heaven and earth. In the West, jade is more likely to bear the symbolism of its color green. It may also appear in dream word-play. Is there something in your waking life about which you feel jaded and would like to change? In gemstone therapy, it is said that jade stimulates creativity and mental agility on the one hand, whilst also having a balancing and harmonizing effect
A symbol of the inner world of fantasies and dreams, opal stands for intuitive awareness. All of nature’s splendor seems to be reflected in the manifold opulence of fine opals: fire and lightning, all the colors of the rainbow and the soft shine of far seas. Almost ninety-five per cent of all fine opals come from the dry and remote outback deserts of Australia. For ages, people have believed in the healing power of opals. It is reported to be able to cure depression and to help its wearer find true and lasting love. The fantastic color- play of opals may reflect changing emotions and moods; either your own or of the people around you. For example, the sparkling images of boulder opal, the vivid light flashes of black opal or the soft shine of milk opal characterize the colorful world of this fascinating gemstone.
Rubies are a symbol of emotion, passion, empathy and reaching out to others. The most important characteristic about this valuable stone is its color. There is of course a reason for this: the name ‘Ruby’ was derived from the Latin word ‘rubens’, meaning ‘red’. The red of rubies is in a class of its own, being peculiarly warm and fiery. Two magical elements are associated with the symbolism of this color: fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind. In the light of this, ruby-red is not just any old color red; it is the epitome of the color: hot, passionate and powerful. Like no other gemstone, ruby is the perfect symbol of powerful feelings. To dream of a ring set with a precious ruby does not symbolize a calm and moderate sympathy that one might feel for someone else, but rather the passionate and unbridled love which two people feel for each other.
Sapphires are symbols of hope, joy and aspiration, and blue is the color most often association with this precious stone. This color is also linked to emotions such as sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty. These emotions are permanent and reliable—they are emotions in which overwhelming and fiery passion is not the main element, but rather composure, mutual understanding and unshakeable trust. Sapphire blue has thus become a color related to anything permanent and reliable, and this is one of the reasons why women in many countries settle on sapphire for their engagement rings. Sapphire symbolizes loyalty and faithfulness, whilst at the same time expressing love and yearning.
The most famous musical example for this melancholic shade of blue can be found in George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. Sapphire’s blue color is also evoked where clear competence and controlled brainwork are the issue. After all, the first computer ever to wrangle a victory from a chess grandmaster and world champion was named ‘Deep Blue’.
In many cultures of the Old and New World turquoise has for thousands of years been appreciated as a holy stone, a good-luck charm or a talisman. In Asia and Europe, turquoise is often worn as protection against the evil eye and its exquisite shade of blue is associated with heaven. In dreams it can represent healing and higher aspirations.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Need someone gentle in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Whatever the identity of the deceased person, dreams of being bereaved also bring up issues of loneliness. Perhaps you feel that your partner is neglecting you or you feel you are losing touch with your friends. Such dreams may be urging you to make a conscious effort to reconnect with other people
A house is often interpreted as a symbol of the dreamer and represents the place from which you withdraw to live your inner life. A dark, cold or empty house can symbolize a profound sense of loss, suggesting that you feel deprived of emotional warmth. Images of ashes and dust in dreams are also often associated with the loss of a treasured person or thing in waking life.
If you dream of an empty purse, you are mourning—through a classic symbol of death and bereavement—for the comfort and happiness we all crave. On a literal level, however, it may signify that you overvalue material things in life. See also LIFE STAGES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a woman dreams that she is an inmate of a harem, she will seek pleasure where pleasure is unlawful, as her desires will be toward married men as a rule.
If she dreams that she is a favorite of a harem, she will be preferred before others in material pleasures, but the distinction will be fleeting. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Multiple opportunities for romantic involvement.
3. Repressed sexuality, shyness of sensual pleasures. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Something hidden is finding expression.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For a woman to have the same dream shows that she is understanding her own flamboyant and sensual nature. On a different level, she is recognising her need to belong to a group of women a sisterhood.
2- Any group of women appearing in dreams will signify femininity in one form or another. It will depend on whether the dreamer relates to a particular person in the scenario for a deeper interpretation.
3- The Great Mother in her more playful aspects.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that she is the favorite in a harem predicts that she will be pursued by many men of light and frivolous character.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are a woman dreaming of being a member of a harem, then you are grappling with your identification with the prostitute archetype. See Prostitute and Dance.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A harem will therefore symbolize the great mother in her more playful aspects.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The harem may be representative of the feminine aspects of our personality and one dream character may come to the fore more than the others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a harem can give information that helps to deal with the dynamics of the relationships.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a woman to have the same dream shows that she is understanding her own flamboyant and sensual nature. On a different level, she is recognizing her need to belong to a group of women – a sisterhood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Try to get more relaxation.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
See your doctor.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For a young woman to dream that some accident befalls her through cultivating hemp, foretells the fatal quarrel and separation from her friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Difﬁculty in facing reality (to smoke hemp).
3. The path to success (a hemp rope). ... New American Dream Dictionary
To the business man, is shown favorable opportunity for money-making.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Whitewash may represent your attempts to cover up something that causes you embarrassment, whether relating to your own feelings of guilt or your suspicion that others are not what they seem. Clearing or laying down new paths or foundations may relate to new approaches to life.
If household breakages feature in your dream this may represent flawed ideas. A cracked cup can symbolize lost love. A dream of breaking things in the house may suggest anger or despair.
Dreams of housework in general suggest keeping your internal house in order, perhaps by taking time to clarify or define motives, opinions and feelings about others; they also stand for the cleaning out of non-functional or negative attitudes, thoughts and experiences. To dream that you are cleaning your house with a broom or dustpan and brush signifies your need to clear out your thoughts and get rid of old ways. You are seeking self-improvement.
If you, or a cleaner, are cleaning, this may also recall memories of your mother. Alternatively, the house being cleaned may symbolize the self and a need to give extra care and attention to neglected aspects of your personality.
When compared with sweeping up, vacuum cleaning suggests both a definite desire to do away once and for all with the effects of a past action, and a definite desire to move on and put the past behind you.
To dream of cleaning windows suggests that you are trying to get a clearer view of the world around you. Using a washing machine may suggest it is time to confront old issues that are destroying your peace of mind. The water may also point to deep-seated childhood issues that need to come out in the wash. Hanging your clothes out to dry may suggest a yearning for the lost innocence of childhood or a desire for uninhibited sexuality.
If you are washing the dishes in your dream kitchen, this may suggest a desire to wash away feelings of shame or disgust, or a wish to deny responsibility for something.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Ride)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the broom is damaged, you may be suffering from low self-esteem or feelings of insecurity.
If the broom is being used outside, are you taking too much interest in the outside world and neglecting what is really important to you?
Dreams of scissors can be related to decisiveness and cutting out unwanted emotional aspects of the dreamer’s life.
If the scissors are unused, this can express a desire to begin a new relationship or make an existing one stronger.
Dream scissors may also suggest that you are dividing your attention among too many people.
If you are cutting with scissors, you are in the process of making an important decision. Another interpretation for scissors is that they are a symbol of sexuality, either male or female, depending on whether they are open or closed. A knot in a dream symbolizes the various ties in your life and relationships with others.
If you carefully untie a knot in your dream, this suggests a readiness to deal with a problem, rather than ignoring it by impatiently cutting the knot in two. The knot also has sexual symbolism, representing a couple’s personal and sexual union.
Dream envelopes suggest messages to or from the dreamer.
If the envelope is open, this signifies daily problems that can be tackled but if the envelope is closed, it may be harder to solve the problems.
If the envelope is bulging, you may be feeling that your life is overburdened with worries and emotional expectations from those around you. A ladder in your dream may relate to work in your home, such as painting, but if you cannot make a practical connection, try and think of the purpose of the dream ladder. How is it being used? Like elevators and stairs, ladders in dreams relate to your progress or lack of it. See also HOME.... The Element Encyclopedia
Write down your dream as soon as you remember it. Write down everything you remember, even if it doesn’t make sense. Most often, the parts that don’t make sense or are out of place are the most valuable. Every detail, even the minutest element in your dream is important and must be considered when analyzing your dreams. Look closely at the characters, animals, objects, places, emotions, and even color and numbers that are depicted in your dreams.
Ask yourself, “What does this remind me of?” Write down the first thing that comes to your mind. This will likely be the real situation in your life that is symbolized in the dream. What did that real-life situation make you feel like? If this is the same feeling represented in your dream, you’re on the right track. Often when there is more than one part to your dream (more than one story line) that usually means there are two things your subconscious is trying to tell you.
Remember that we have between four and seven dreams per night. If you wake up from a dream, write it down. Don’t roll over and go back to sleep. If you don’t write it down, you’ll never remember it in the morning! At the very least, you can jot down the basic premise of the dream and go back in the morning to fill in the rest of the details such as feelings, etc.
Suggest to yourself every night as you fall asleep, “I will remember my dreams.” Say this over and over. Your sub-conscious will act on this subtle suggestion. Practice keen observation in your dreams through self-suggestion prior to sleep. When a problem confronts you, you might want to ask by prayer for guidance to be sent to you through your dreams.
Trust your instincts! If something seems important, it probably is. Try not to let your logical side take over.
So you’ve got your dreams down on paper. Where do you go next? The next step would be interpretation.... Dreampedia
Every 90 minutes or so your eyes move rapidly around under your closed eyelids. At the same time your brainwaves become highly active, almost as though you were awake. It’s during this period of what is known as ‘Rapid Eye Movement’ or ‘REM sleep’ that you dream. In the early part of the night, which is when sleep is deepest, the REM periods are quite short, lasting only a few minutes at most. Towards morning, as your sleep becomes lighter, the REM episodes become longer. The last dream you have just before waking up can last for as long as three-quarters of an hour.
During REM sleep, your body is immobilized. This means that if you have a nightmare where you try to run away or cry out, you feel para¬ lyzed. People who walk and talk in their sleep usually do so between periods of REM sleep when the body is once again able to move.
Although some people have a natural facility for remembering their dreams, particularly those with emotional, creative or introverted personalities, few can bring back the whole experience whilst others recall little or nothing. Accurate dream recall is not easy. You learn it, as you learn any skill, by developing an interest, maintaining your enthusiasm and following a routine.
If you have a stressful lifestyle, try not to watch television late in the evening. Instead, spend a few minutes relaxing quietly and letting go of the day’s concerns. If you find it hard to switch off, light reading can be helpful and alcohol and coffee late at night should be avoided. They
are known to inhibit dream recall, as can sleeping pills. Keep a pen and a notebook within easy reach of your bed. Leave this special notebook open and write down the date as a signal to your subconscious mind that you intend to remember a dream.
As you start drifting off into sleep, tell yourself: Tonight Ishall have a dream and remember it in the morning.’ When you wake up, lie still and keep your eyes closed. Allow your mind to stay relaxed, drifting back until you recapture a fragment of a dream. Even a single image is better than nothing. As soon as you remember anything, write it down, however trivial it seems. Make it a habit to write something - even a note of the mood you woke up in is better than nothing. It’s important to do this first thing, before you get out of bed. The simple act of changing your position in bed can be enough to make a dream disappear without trace. A loud alarm clock can have a similar effect. Do remember that no skill is acquired overnight. Be patient and persevere.... Dreampedia
If the implements are broken, you will be threatened with death or serious illness of relatives or friends, or failure n business.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Frustration in thinking that goals will be difﬁcult or impossible to attain. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Challenge to create or build. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Similarly, if you experience inappropriate happiness or elation at a dream funeral or death, this might point to your being in a state of denial in order to protect yourself from the reality of a personal loss.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Cursing; Injustice; Insulting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are intemperate in love, or other passions, you will reap disease or loss of fortune and esteem.
For a young woman to thus dream, she will lose a lover and incur the displeasure of close friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A dream of intemperance in any form, whether in love, liquor or loose living, foretells that Lovers will be separated through a quarrel that cannot be patched up.... The Complete Dream Book
If you then dream that you lose it, or it is stolen from you, then you will see your luck fade away and turn to ill.
To place a jasper stone in your mouth means you will soon hear the truth about a matter.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. A journey, embarking on a crusade. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Canopy; City; Masjid)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Precious stones represent the untouchable center of your personality. Dreaming about owning jewelry says much about you. See Diamonds, Jewelry, Precious Stones. Here is some of what they symbolize:
Amethyst: intellectual flights of fancy, without losing a sense of reality, however.
Diamond: spiritual awareness/perception, but sometimes also impersonal, emotional coldness, or drive for power.
Lapis lazuli: sensibility; but also it stands for your friends and your physical vitality.
Opal: your imagination, your dream life, and the purification of urges and greed.
Pearl: serenity but also depth born of suffering. Ruby: emotional warmth, true humanity, true love, and positive interpersonal relationships.
Sapphire: religiosity, renouncing the carnal and sexual to the point of being too intellectual.
Emerald: the power of consciousness and emotional balance, because vou have “found yourself.”... Dreamers Dictionary
(2) It may be a wise warning from your inner centre: if you allow old habits and attitudes to continue, you will bring unhappiness and suffering on yourself (and others). The judgement will be filled with love.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The dream may also indicate the end of one kind of lifestyle and the beginning of another. Also see “Saving the World.”... My Dream Interpretation
The same problem may be happening over and over to you or a friend.
A dream of lemmings may also indicate a distrust of authority. New leadership or a new direction may be needed to escape a path of unhappiness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A new car, etc., That doesn’t run properly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. A need or desire for cleansing, possible health issue.
3. Use caution in ﬁnancial matters. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Lemon tree; Lemon; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The ancient Greeks used the sound of rustling leaves from the sacred oak tree in Dodona as an oracular method.
(see Fruit, Juice, Trees)
Eating a lemon or drinking lemonade may reflect the need for cleansing and purification of your body. Lemon has a natural purgative quality.
Adoration, commitment, fidelity, and romance. In the Middle Ages, lemons were a common component in love potions.
If a woman dreams of lemons, it portends good luck in relationships.
A sour attitude.
Clever uses of adversity (e.g., “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade”).... The Language of Dreams
A lemon may also comment on something of inferior quality, as in having been sold a lemon.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: Are you mad? At yourself or at others? No matter how sour the lemon is, the juice is very good for you. Maybe your anger is justified and emotionally healthy, because you are venting it. Does your body need more vitamin C?... Dreamers Dictionary
A lemon can also represent bitterness, jealousy, envy, and the pain of not being recognized or of being skipped over. In addition, a lemon can also represent that you are processing a deal that has gone awry or of a situation that has failed to fulfill your expectations. See Fruit and Yellow.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the lemon in your dream was being squeezed, it indicates upcoming money problems and a need for saving cash.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Lemon; Lime; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To eat lemons, foretells humiliation and disappointments. Green lemons, denotes sickness and contagion.
To see shriveled lemons, denotes divorce, if married, and separation, to lovers.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The lemur\’s black eyes hide its true intentions from you, carrying a mystery from your past. You may encounter unexpected problems in the future as a result of unresolved issues from an old friend or family member.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of seeing a lemur hanging or swinging from a tree represents being troubled by young ones.... My Dream Interpretation
2. A need or desire to be rid of something, often an aspect of self. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If he ejaculated by the demand of his vision, it is from the Devil’s doing.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
If you are already married and dream that someone else, a person you know or a stranger proposed to you, you need to think about what your dream suitor could represent to you, as this will hold the key to the interpretation. The dream suitor may represent a commitment that you may be being asked to make in real life, for example a new job offer. Your dream reaction to both the proposal and to the engagement ring will give you an indication as to how you feel about committing yourself to this person or project.
Like dreams about proposals, dreams about weddings and marriage may be simple wish-fulfillment.
If you have such a dream and are about to get married, pay attention to how you feel. Are you beaming with joy or filled with panic? If you are feeling anxious, your unconscious may have been urging you to acknowledge your qualms and either come to terms with them or call off the wedding.
If the church altar features in your dream marriage, bear in mind that this is a symbol of sacrifice too; if you are wearing white, this is a symbol of purity and innocence. Are you in danger of sacrificing yourself to someone who isn’t good for you? If a wedding dress or cake appears in your dream, this may refer to your feelings and hopes about relationships and wedding.
If the wedding dress is given by your mother, it refers to qualities and strengths associated with your mother that are relevant to your relationship. Listen to the uncertainties your unconscious is expressing and try to resolve them before the wedding day.
If you have no intention of getting married in real life and you are getting married in your dream to someone you know, this could suggest that you harbor unconscious romantic feelings towards them. Alternatively, your dream may be sending you such a dream to highlight another form of joining together, such as a marriage of ideas or a merging of plans and projects. Another interpretation suggests that your dreaming mind has conjured up a marriage scenario to indicate the need to bring together two opposing aspects of your personality—Jungians would suggest the masculine and feminine qualities we all possess—to create a harmonious whole. Could your bride have been your anima if you are a man and your bridegroom your animus if you are a woman?
Similarly, marrying a stranger in your dream may suggest the possibility of uniting two different but complementary aspects of your personality—your intuition and your intelligence for example. Such a partnership may empower you to take a new direction in your life and any children of this marriage may suggest the outcome or result of this new potential.
If you dreamed of being at someone else’s wedding, your unconscious may also have been highlighting two different aspects of your personality. On the other hand, if you know one of the partners getting married in your dream, perhaps you are worried about losing a close relationship with them.
If you were the best man or bridesmaid in your dream, pay attention to your feelings; if you felt jealous, this could suggest your fear of loneliness in waking life as in ’always a bridesmaid and never a bride’. Finally, if you have been married for many years and dream of marrying again, this may suggest that your feelings for your partner are as vibrant as ever. It may also suggest that your mutual commitment is showing signs of strain and needs special care and attention to revive it. In some cultures, to dream of a wedding signifies a death in the family or change in the family’s circumstances. To dream about a honeymoon may reflect a period of happiness in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Don’t make decisions based only on emotion. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreams that involve rulers, compasses or other measuring instruments reflect a desire to put a situation or your emotions into perspective; if you keep a cool head, there is no reason why you should not achieve success.
If a radar screen appears in your dream, this may refer to your intuition or sense of other people’s feelings.... The Element Encyclopedia
How does everything “measure up” in the dream, and what’s being measured? Equate this to a prevalent situation in your life.
Check the numerical significance of whatever measurements you get for further interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams
A grandmother... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
Folklore: A wish is not being fulfilled.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see others making a memorandum, signifies that some person will worry you with appeals for aid.
To lose your memorandum, you will experience a slight loss in trade.
To find a memorandum, you will assume new duties that will cause much pleasure to others.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- A memorial may simply be a recognition of a happier time which needs to be remembered.
3- A memorial is a tangible representation of homage and esteem.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A mausoleum in a dream, since it holds many tombs, may be a memorial to family and inherited values.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The word unconscious can refer to the memories which we have little access to, or have not been able to recall since their inception, but which can be recalled under special circumstances. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For an unmarried person, minced meat in a dream means marriage and children, and for a pregnant woman, it means a boy. Minced meat in a dream also means merging of capitals, establishing a business partnership and the advantages that come from a stronger corporation.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- The way we move in dreams can indicate a great deal about our acceptance of ourselves.
For instance, to be moving briskly would suggest an easy acceptance of the necessity for change, whereas being moved - such as on sonic kind of moving walkway would signify being moved by outside circumstances or at the wish of other people.
3- A movement towards Spiritual Acceptance can be undertaken when the time is considered to be right.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For instance, to be moving briskly would suggest an easy acceptance of the necessity for change, whereas being moved – such as on some kind of moving walkway – would signify being moved by outside circumstances or at the wish of other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you see everything settled in comfort before the dream ends, then all will be well.... Mystic Dream Book
If you were singing the anthem, you need to be more disciplined and stop wasting time on meaningless pursuits.... My Dream Interpretation
According to tradition, the tree symbolizes time: roots represent the past while branches the future. Perhaps the dream portends a premonition or your future hopes and fears. In the event you dream that you climb a tree, you will be lucky.
Dreams of a tree represent that you are solidly rooted, deeply grounded, and yet exalted in your stature and connection with spirit. Also, this dream might be giving you the message to branch out and connect with your family tree. See Branch.... Dreams
The emotion may be symbolically represented or experienced in the dream or later on in the form of the emotions you experience after awakening. Most dream analysts believe that the emotional atmosphere and feeling of a dream are important clues for its interpretation. This is because when a symbol or dream scenario arouses a particular emotion, your dreaming mind is suggesting to you that this is an emotion that you need to either suppress or, more typically, release in waking life. According to Jung, dreams are a wonderful way of identifying repressed emotions and feelings, and, by so doing, they can encourage emotional and spiritual wholeness and healing.
Negative emotions, such as fear, anger and sadness, tend to occur more often in dreams than pleasant emotions. Fear and anxiety are the most commonly expressed emotions in dreams. Anger ranks next. As the language of dreams is symbolic, you might have trouble identifying what triggered your negative dream in some cases.
If this is the case, consulting CHANGE AND CONFLICT, DISASTERS, NIGHTMARES, LOSS AND FRUSTRATION, SPIRITS AND GHOSTS and STAGES OF LIFE or other dream entries that inspire negative emotions or situations may help. See also POSITIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Monetary gains, position and prosperity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Desire for uninhibited or forbidden sex. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A man who dreams of trying to make peace between another man and his wife who are quarreling should be warned of similar quarrels with his own wife, if he marries the girl to whom he is engaged.... The Complete Dream Book
A symbol of masculinity, of a wise man, wise woman, or an emancipated female. Authority and wealth. Try—in the dream—to talk to the physician and ask questions about the situation.
The answers can serve as an important clue, not only to your health.
If the dreamer is the physician, he or she wants to have control over life and Death.
According to Freud, also a symbol for eroticism.
The physician is a person that we stand before naked.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If a person sees himself imprisoned in a new, plastered house which is unknown to him then such a house represents his grave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the poem one is listening to in his dream contains wisdom or a divine revelation, then it does mean good. Composing a poem, or memorizing it in a dream also means losing one’s status, dismissal from one’s job, weakness in one’s religious adherence, suffering from depression, adversities, sufferingfrom slander by one’s enemy, or it could represent a crafty ploy.
If one composes a defamatory poem or a satirical poem in a dream, it means that he slanders others for fun or profit.
If it is lauding someone, then it means that he will become poor.
If he sings his poem with a melody in the dream, it represents a satirical attitude toward someone, doubt about someone, or failure to complete one’s work.
(Also see Poet)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A policeman in a dream also represents the angel of death, a fright, or distress.
If a policeman brings his helpers with him in a dream, it means a scare, sorrows, sufferings, punishment, or a danger. He also may represent an evil person, a perfidious and a harmful beast or a lion.
If someone in authority sees himself befriending a policeman in a dream, it means that he will make a new covenant, or introduce an amendment to the law, or draft a new constitution which he will sign. Ifone sees himselfputting a policeman in prison in a dream, it means that he will engage in a political fight.
(Also see Crocodile; Lieutenant; Mercury’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A feeling of oppression and dissatisfaction, possibly a sign of immature masculinity. This dream image points to the danger of an impersonal and abstract consciousness. It challenges you to find out if you have a mind of your own or are strictly submitting to an authoritarian direction. Does law and order play a big role in your life? Or would you rather be a friend and helper? Maybe you should bring more of your own personality and opinions into the game. Take a chance, be more liberated and more responsible.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(2) If someone in the dream is arrested by policemen, this may symbolize sexuality or emotions restrained by feelings of guilt.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Perhaps you have woken up from a dream with feelings of euphoria or unexplained happiness, or found yourself laughing without knowing why. Every now and again your dreaming mind may give you an emotional and psychological boost by creating images in which you feel deeply secure, happy and loved. It may also conjure up images of freedom, adventure, success and excitement to spur you on. Dreams that leave you with such lingering feelings of joy and exhilaration are less common than those that leave you with feelings of dread and uncertainty. This may be because there are always constant challenges and responsibilities to face in the real world and your dreams tend to reflect your anxieties about meeting these challenges. Even though they are relatively rare, feelings of immense happiness in dreams are just as important to understand as feelings of sadness according to Jung and most other dream analysts. Joyful, uplifting dreams allow you to focus on the real-life experiences and situations that evoked them, as well as the way you feel about yourself and your life.
See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS; RELATIONSHIPS; SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
The apparently intuitive information in some dreams, when investigated, can be traced to an unconscious insight into the language of the living body. We all have this ability to understand body language, but it seems to be something which is inherited from past times before verbal language. It therefore remains a largely unconscious ability. In our dreams, however, it is a major factor in how the dream is structured.
If you cannot find a satisfying description below, imagine yourself making the movement or posture in the dream to see if you can define what the feeling quality is, or what you are saying non-verbally. It can often be of value to make the movement or take up the posture physically instead of in the imagination. By comparing the movement/posture with another one, it can help to clarify its quality.
Example: Marilyn was expenencing emotional pain connected with her impending divorce. Marilyn had dreamt of seeing a dinosaur standing in her path, devounng all who approached it. We explored it by having Marilyn find a body posture and movements which for her expressed the feeling of the dinosaur. In doing so Marilyn did not sense anger or aggression, but she did feel like a predator which always had to take to gain her own needs. This feeling immediately reminded her of her family life as a child. She remembered when she was sent shopping as a very young child of three or four; as well as buying what she had been asked, she purchased some sweets for herself. When she arrived home she was treated as if she had done a terrible thing, and that was where she began to feel like a predator. It seemed to her as if her own needs were always gained at the expense of someone else.
‘With this awareness, she could now see that the dinosaur standing iti her path clearly related to her present situation. Bargaining to gain a realistic share of the house and property jointly owned by her husband and herself, felt to her as if she were gaining her needs at his expense, like a predator. That made her feel so awful, she was almost ready to allow her husband to take all, leaving her without house or money to start again. Her awareness of where the feelings arose from, and the unrealistic pan they played in her life, allowed her to relate to the situation with less pain and more wisdom’ (from Mind and Movement, Tony Crisp). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For instance, a loss of boyfriend or stress caused many young women to have an increased need for sleep. Some people who had undergone successful psychotherapy for their emotional difficulties, and some meditators, found their sleep need was decreased.
Wanting to know more about why these situations changed sleep need, Hartmann went on to study dream sleep in a group of women who suffered premenstrual tension (PMT). This group were prone to depression and irritability during PMT—records show there is an unusually high rate of murder, suicide and admission to psychiatric hospitals during this time. Although Hartmann found this group needed a little more sleep time than a control group, the main feature of change was their increased need for dreaming. Their length of time spent in dreaming increased in relationship to their depression.
The conclusion reached was that one of the functions of dreaming is to help deal with difficult states of emotion or anxiety. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A predictive dream has a special feeling about it, and one learns to recognize this quality or level of awareness through experience.
If there is a question, interpret the dream both symbolically and literally, and ask for further clarification in another dream.... The Dream Books Symbols
To cut someone else’s hair is a warning of hidden jealousy around you.
A dream of braiding your hair predicts the forging of a new link of friendship, but to braid someone else’s hair portends an unhappy argument Curling or setting your hair pertains to em- tional affairs and promises either an improvement in your marital relations or a new romance.
Bleaching your hair suggests you would be wise to be somewhat less flirtatious, and dyeing it suggests that you are allowing vanity to overcome your common sense.
Having your hair pulled indicates untrustworthy friends or colleagues, and gray or white hair predicts sad (but not grievous) news.
To put brilliantine (or similar treatment) on your hair to slick it down smoothly is a forerunner of brightening prospects and/or advancement in status; to have your hair done by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.
Eating or chewing hair signifies that you would be well advised to give more attention to your own affairs and less to the affairs of others.
To find hair on some unusual part of your body promises a steady increase in material wealth.
See also Beard and Wig(s).... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Clothing that is too tight, too small or dating back to childhood suggests that something about your current attitude or approach is holding you back. It may also suggest that you are aiming for more than you can achieve in the present circumstances. For Freudians, tight clothing may indicate a preoccupation with the breasts and buttocks whose shape they reveal. The dreamer wearing loose clothing may be attempting to conceal their true self, but it may also represent a yearning to be free of inhibitions.
If you are wearing formal clothes when everyone else is dressed casually, perhaps you have ideas above your station; alternatively, the dream may be a warning against snobbery. On the other hand, being sloppily dressed in a formal setting may be suggesting that your behavior is damaging your prospects. It is also common to dream about being unable to find a suitable outfit or searching frantically for appropriate clothes; such dreams reflect anxiety about being adequately prepared to meet the obligations and demands placed upon you.
Dreamers dressed in shabby clothes, rags or clothes that have rips and tears may be projecting an image of inferiority or low self- esteem, and the dream may be a warning to build their confidence. A dream of a jumper, cardigan or other woolen garment unraveling may indicate a growing sense of disillusionment with some aspect of your waking life. The unraveling may be a sign that it is time to look to a new direction for inspiration.
If you are aware in your dream of a problem with your clothing, this is a positive sign as it suggests that you are already aware of tensions that are affecting you in waking life.
If you are unaware that you are dressed inappropriately and only notice this on waking, your unconscious is pointing to the source of feelings you have not yet understood. Finally, if you dream that you are wearing clothes remarkably different from your normal wardrobe, the implication is that you are ill at ease with your self-image. The color, style and texture of your clothes may be able to tell you which area of your life needs to be remolded.... The Element Encyclopedia
Folklore: Hard times.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Most of the dreams you remember occur during the REM stage when the brain is fully active. After about ten minutes of REM you enter stages two, three and four again, and keep moving backwards and forwards through the sleep cycle. As the cycle continues, however, the REM phase gets longer and longer with the longest phase being around thirty to forty-five minutes. Of all your dreams during all the stages of REM and NREM (it has recently been discovered that we can dream then too), the final REM stages are the ones you are most likely to remember.
Because sleeping and dreaming are so crucial, your brain may sometimes demand the sleep it needs so that you don’t get into mental or physical overload. That’s why you may sometimes drop off for no apparent reason when you’re traveling by car or train, or watching TV.
Research on sleep-deprived animals shows that sleep is necessary for survival. For example, whilst rats normally live for two to three years, those deprived of REM sleep survive only about five weeks on average, and rats deprived of all sleep stages live only about three weeks. Other studies have shown that subjects repeatedly awoken during REM—which means they were deprived of dreams— become anxious, bad tempered and irritable. This suggests that sleep is vital for physical rest and repair, and REM sleep, when we are most likely to dream, is essential for our emotional well-being. Therefore, although we still aren’t sure about the whys, whats and hows of sleep and dreams, it’s possible to conclude that the reason we sleep is to dream.... Dreampedia
2. A need or desire to detach or avoid situations or problems (to forget). ... New American Dream Dictionary
There are many different reasons why dreams may be forgotten.
The most obvious is that we do not give enough attention to our dreaming process. When people become intrigued by what they might be dreaming, and develop a motivation to remember, they frequently start recalling several dreams a week. From this standpoint, the reason why some people have always remembered might be that they have always been either intrigued or anxious about their nightly dramas.
The way we rise in the morning has an effect upon this type of memory.
If our attention is immediately turned outwards on waking, there is little hope of recalling a dream unless it has great power, as might a nightmare. Spending a few moments leaving our mind open to memory aids recall. Any visual, or even muscular activity, will fill consciousness with new and powerful impressions which might obliterate the subtler impressions of dreaming. Rorschach suggested not opening the eyes, and remaining physically still. Tests also showed that passage of time, even a few minutes, between dreaming and attempting to remember causes many dreams to fragment and be lost. So any attempts to remember need one to record the dream quickly, by speaking it to one’s bedmate, using a tape recorder by one’s bed, or writing it down.
Some dreams have rather misty or fragmentary imagery and theme, while others are clear, concise and dynamic. These latter are more easily remembered. There may be times when we sleep with longer periods of wakefulness, perhaps due to feeling cold, or uncomfonable in a strange bed, which cause us to remember as we are nearer consciousness. Because dreams occur in cycles during the night, if something wakes us during a dream cycle the memory is easier, if only because less time has elapsed since occurrence. So another method of captunng a dream is to have one’s alarm gently sound prior to the time one usually wakes.
The last hour or so of sleep includes a long period of dreaming, so waking in this period with intent to remember can often capture the quarry.
Thereare also psychological reasons for forgetfulness. Dreams often deal with past areas of experience which we do not wish to remember, or would rather not be aware of.
If we find it difficult to feel emotions, or feel uncomfonable with them, it is highly likely we repress dream memory, as dreams have a base of high feelings. Experiments have shown that during dreaming our heartbeat, body movements and breathing frequently reflect intensified emotions. Also, research into what areas of the brain produce dreaming suggest that dreams may be from the ‘visceral brain’, which is largely non verbal.
If temperamentally we find feeling qualities a foreign language, connecting with a dream would need to be a learnt skill. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. A need or desire to alter behavior, often regarding relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Someone is being manipulative, overbearing and “controlling.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of looking for a remote control, this represents your struggle to get control over your life and influence of people.
If you already have the remote control in your possession, then it is time for you to recognize the power you’ve already attained.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The dream refers to a certain relationship or situation in your life that is too controlling.... My Dream Interpretation
If someone else is removing it we should reassess our need for whatever it represents.
A removal as in changing location suggests that we need change in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The interpretation if it is deliberate will suggest that we are rejecting some aspect of our waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you were reading, hearing, singing or chanting from a religious book, manuscript, sacred scripture or text such as the Bible or Koran, your dreaming mind is highlighting your desire to know the truth or the answer to a question that is on your mind. You may feel the need for some kind of guidance and your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to the problem or issue on your mind before it gets any worse. Dreams about praying also reflect a feeling of helplessness and the need for guidance in waking life.
If you attended a religious ceremony or rite or were part of a congregation in your dream, your feelings about this are crucial.
If you felt uplifted and comforted, this suggests that you feel at peace with your moral code; but if your attitude was one of rebellion or anger, your dreaming mind may be urging you to assert your individuality, as you are currently being stifled by the restrictions of your belief system. Alternatively, if you are not allowed to participate in your dream ritual, you may be harboring feelings of guilt because you have broken some important rules. As ceremonies are used to attain deeper awareness and to establish a new order, another interpretation suggests that dream ceremonies and rituals refer to major life changes or new attitudes in your waking life that are having a profound effect on you. Religious processions and carnivals in dreams reflect a need to stimulate your imagination and perhaps increase your faith
A dream of visiting a religious place may be commenting on the lack of spirituality in your life; this is especially so if the church, mosque, chapel, temple, cathedral or religious site was peaceful and calming, as it suggests that you need to seek out a place where you can feel secure and reflect on your waking life.
If you dreamed of a crypt or religious burial ground, this may be suggesting that your spiritual self is buried.
If the religious site or building was in ruins, you need to consider which aspect of your spiritual life is crumbling away.
If you heard church bells or religious music in your dream, this suggests a desire to expand your spirit
A dream that features baptism or an initiation of some kind suggests spiritual renewal or a new life for the dreamer.
If you were baptized and given a new name, this indicates a new start; the significance of that name will be important.
If you attended the baptism of a baby, this may represent an idea or project you are working on and for which you need approval.
If you were blessed in your dream, this suggests approval of some kind of action or attitude in your waking life. Blasphemy, on the other hand, reflects irreverence or insults of some kind in your waking life.
If you dream of taking Holy Communion, because in real life this is a form of blessing for forgiveness and renewal, in dreams it represents sacred sharing.
If bread and wine appears in your dream, these refer to the basic needs in your life. As always, your feelings in the dream are important. Did you feel comforted or anxious? If you dream of a crusade, this suggests that you need to fight for or against something or someone in your waking life. See also GATHERINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Reverse: an underlying sadness at home where things seem ﬁne.
3. Memory and nostalgia. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The need to develop a solid outline for your life, including obtainable goals, so that growth can begin or continue.... The Language of Dreams
If one sees a drop of semen coming out of his reproductive organs in a dream, it denotes money that will surface.
If the man’s semen spatters over his wife in the dream, it means that he will buy her a new garment. Owning an earthenwarejar filled with semen in a dream means uncovering a hidden treasure, or becoming wealthy. Ifthe husband is spattered with the semen of his wife in a dream, it means that he will satisfy his desire for her and attain his purpose. Drinking water from one’s own reproductive organ in a dream means lustfulness.
If the husband sees a thick yellowish fluid flowing from his wife’s sexual organ in a dream, it means that she will give birth to an unhealthy child. Ifa reddish fluid flows instead in the dream, it represents a short lived child.
If it comes out as a black fluid in the dream, it means that such a child will grow to dominate the family and to be an unjust master of the household.
The ovum of a beautiful woman in a dream means happiness, wealth and children. Semen in a dream also means attaining one’s goal, comfort, or wasting one’s capital, divulging one’s secrets, or the death of a child.
If a farmer sees semen in his dream, it means that he will work on a barren land and make it fertile.
(Also see Impurity; Sexual intercourse; Vagina)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The context of the dream and your waking-life gender must factor into how you interpret this image in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Seeking to increase one’s intelligence. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The type of seminar or the content of it can be helpful in your interpretation, if you know it.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For a woman to dream that her husband or lover is a shoemaker, foretells competency will be hers; her wishes will be gratified. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Tailor)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Bad luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A shoemaker is repairing your shoes: a friend is helping you and a project that seemed hopeless is going to turn out okay after all.
Depth Psychology: With help from others you have a changed attitude and correcting a mistake gives you new insight.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there are names on the sign, pay attention to the writing: small letters, elegantly written letters, ornate letters, or letters written in color.
If the sign has a picture, look up its meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(2) In ancient number-lore sixteen was called ‘the falling tower’, as symbolizing a sudden collapse of something you have worked hard to achieve. See also Dead / Death, section (4).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If this area is damaged or suppressed, humans or animals make full muscular movements in connection with what is dreamt. He observed that cats would stalk, crouch and spring at imaginary prey. These very imponant findings suggest a number of things.
The unconscious process behind dreaming, apan from creating a non-volitional fantasy, can also reproduce movements we have not consciously decided upon. This shows we have at least two centres of will which can direct body and mental processes. Christopher Evans, linking with the work of Nicholas Humphrey at Cambridge University, sees the movements of dreaming cats as expressions of survival ‘programs’ in the biological computer. These ‘programs’ or strategies for survival need to be replayed in order not only to keep in practice, but also to modify them in connection with the influx of extra experience and information. In the human realm, our survival strategies and the way we relate to our social, sexual, marriage and work roles may also be replayed and modified in our dreaming.
Such movements are not linked simply to survival or social programs’.
An important aspect of dreaming is releasing painful emotions or trauma, and moving toward psychological growth. Also, the process producing these movements does not keep strictly to the realm of sleep.
It is observable that many muscular spasms, ticks, or unwilled waking movements arise from this source—the will’ of the unconscious—attempting to release trauma or initiate a necessary programme of psychological growth. That such dream’ activities as spontaneous movement or verbalisation should occur during waking would appear to suggest that a dream must occur with them. Research shows this is unlikely. It does however show that a dream may be imagery produced to express this mental, muscular, emotional ‘self regulation’.
The imagery may not be necessary if the process is consciously experienced.
Because the self-regulatory process produces spontaneous movements, emotions and verbalisation, it is likely there is a connection between it and many ancient religious practices such as pentecostalism, shaktipat in India, subud in Indonesia and seitai in Japan. These are forms of psychotherapy practised by other cultures. They create an environment in which practitioners can allow spontaneous movement and fantasy while awake. Because consciousness is then involved, and can co-operate with the self-regulating or healing activities of the unconscious, such practice can lead to better health and utilisation of unconscious functions.
The older religious forms of this practice relied on belief systems of spirits or gods. Once the connection between these practices and the dream is realised, much in them which was obscure becomes understandable. In my book Mind and Movement I explain the connection between the dream process, self regulatory healing, extended perception and waking consciousness. See abreaction; sleep walking; dream as therapist and healer. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If clouds of black, choking smoke appear and there is no fire, what are you missing in waking life as there is no smoke without fire?
Smoke and smoking in dreams typically suggest a feeling of danger and if you are smoking, you are trying to control your anxiety. Smoke can also represent passion that has not yet flared into being. Contradictory interpretations are that smoke signifies cleansing and purification, as with incense, or contamination.
If you watched the glowing embers of a dying fire in your dream, this may suggest either that a passion is dying out, or a fondness for someone or something just won’t die out. It could also suggest that underneath your calm exterior you are smoldering with anger and resentment.
If you were raking over the ashes in your dream, upon which aspect of your past are you reflecting? Ashes in a dream often indicate penitence and sorrow, and the feeling that there is nothing more than can be, as the ashes or memories are all we have left. The important thing now is to learn from the experience. And bear in mind that your unconscious may also use the dream images of smoke, ember and ashes to warn you that you are at risk of physical or emotional burnout.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Driver)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees that the gravestones were changed from marble into unfinished stones in a dream, it means alteration of a will left by the deceased.
(Also see Building)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. If in a vitamin shop, considering various vitamins, one may be considering various actions that will energize one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Central to the Jungian interpretation of dreams is the being of light, an archetypal image or universal spiritual principle. The image may appear bathed in light of the seven-branched menorah candelabrum of Judaism or simply wearing a halo of light; however it appears, such a light expresses divine energy and illumination.... The Element Encyclopedia
Blisteringly hot: A similarly heated situation exists in the waking hours, from which you need to protect yourself or you will get hurt.
Frigid: Emotional apathy or distance. Whether this pertains to you or someone else will become more clear by examining the rest of the dream.
Warmth: Kindness, compassion, friendship, and other warm feelings that are not forced or coerced.
Lukewarm: Indifference or nonchalance with regard to a specific person, situation, activity, or goal.... The Language of Dreams
If this is not the case, the dream may be pointing to your frame of mind. Extreme heat could indicate unpleasant or difficult circumstances, or a person you consider hot or sexy.
Feeling hot can also warn you of impending danger, as in ’finding your self in a hot spot’ or of burning passions, such as lust or anger. Your unconscious may be warning you to remove yourself from a source of potential danger.
If the atmosphere is humid in your dream this indicates that you feel as if your waking situation is oppressive. If, however you are aware of feeling pleasantly warm, this is a positive sign indicating that you are feeling content in your waking life; if you are shivering with the cold, the opposite is true. In waking life you may feel emotionally cold or perhaps someone is being cold to you. Alternatively, do you feel as if you have to act ruthlessly, as in ’cold- bloodedly’, or is it fear that is making your blood run cold? If you feel uncharacteristically hot when it is cold outside, this suggests your warmth and optimism is overcoming the coldness and hostility in which you find yourself; but if you feel cold when it is warm outside, this suggests you are cutting your self off from emotional interaction in some way.
Clouds and Rain... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A need for discretion; avoid gossip. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A temple in a dream also represents children, weddings, benefits, profits, prudence, or having reservations about one’s dealings with others.
A Christian temple in a dream represents the clergyman who officiates the masses, or it could represent the recital of Psalms or Gospels therein, and it may denote offerings.
(Also see Church; Hermitage; Retreat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For some dreamers, the image of a temple may denote the temple of the soul, the dreamer’s self.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The temple is also a symbol for Mother, and in that case is usually an idealization of mother. See Priest.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Often in dreams a temple can signify our own body.
It is something to be treated with reverence and care. It has the same significance as a church since it is an object built to honour and pay respect to a god or gods.
2- Psychologically, wherever there is a temple there is a sense of awe associated with creativity. Perhaps the biggest significance in dreams is the fact that it takes many to build one temple. This links with our awareness of Lhe many facets of our personality which go to make a coherent whole.
3- Both as a sanctuary for human beings and as a place where the Divine resides, a temple reflects the bcautv of Heaven.
It is a microcosm (small picture) of what is, after all, infinite.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Temples have connections with ancient ideas, history, sacred beliefs, and rituals. While similar in meaning to a church, the theme indicated by a temple is not one linked to Christian ideals. What type of temple appears in your dream? A Japanese shrine, for example, has strong ties with Buddhist teachings regarding proper speech and action.
A Grecian temple, on the other hand, might relate to the development of oracular senses.
According to both Edgar Cayce and Carl Jung, this building, like other structures, may be an emblem for your body. Take special notice of the condition of each portion of the building for more interpretive information on your physical condition.
Esoterically, this edifice represents a personal astral temple, a place of safety, and learning on a higher plane.
The Templars, older Masonic mysteries, and other similar teachings tell of developing or finding such a place through meditation.... The Language of Dreams
A temple is a sacred spiritual space where you may receive spiritual insights and revelations and solidify your spiritual connection. It may refer to the need to pray or the desire to be close to God.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: The temple is your body, the place where spirit and soul reside.
The appearance of the temple will tell you how important you think your body, your soul, and your spirit are to you. See House.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is a microcosm (small picture) of what is, after all, infinite.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is something to be treated with reverence and care. It has the same significance as a church since it is an object built to honour and pay respect to a god or gods. Also consult the information for religious buildings in buildings and in spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a temple is not your typical house of worship, your dream may be asking you to consider the similarities and not the differences between different sets of religious dogma.
(See Church, Mosque.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If one is suffering from a migraine headache sees his temples turn into iron in a dream, it means that he will find a cure for his illness. One’s temples in a dream also may be interpreted as money. Plucking out the facial hair from someone’s temples in a dream means borrowing moneyfrom him, and the lender will take pride in lendinghim money.
If a rich person sees himself plucking out his facial hair in a dream, it means that he may lose his wealth.
If a poor person sees that dream, it means that he will repay his debts.
(Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The idea of giving in to temptation suggests that it is stronger or more powerful than we are. Often dreams can show us the course of action we should be taking.
If we are being the tempter we need to be very sure of our own motives in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, in dreams we may experience a conflict between the need to go out into the world and the need to stay safe at home. Temptation is yielding to that which is the easiest, and not necessarily best, course of action.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you resist them, you will be successful in some affair in which you have much opposition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Good fortune in business (to be tempted to cheat on a spouse).
3. A feeling that someone has bad intentions. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For instance, in dreams we may experience a conflict between the need to go out into the world and the need to stay safe at home. Temptation is yielding to that which is easiest and not necessarily the best course of action.
Intellectually, when presented with options of action we may tend to go for a result which gives short-term satisfaction, rather than long-term.
The idea of giving in to temptation suggests that it is bigger or more powerful than we are. Often dreams can show us the course of action we should be taking.
3- Temptation is one of the biggest spiritual barriers we must overcome. Often it is a conflict between the Self and the Ego (See Introduction). Christ’s temptation by Satan is a good example of this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The element of air is associated with the Zodiac signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. For Jungian analysts, air seeks to establish itself in the realm of the intellect; it is through the process of thinking that we develop ideas and communicate. Air contributes inventiveness, originality, creativity and versatility to the personality. It gives that feeling of freedom and objectivity, and the ability to appreciate the differences between people. In dreams, air encourages you to let your thoughts soar, helping you to realize your full potential.
When air’s influence is exaggerated in a person, we see them as living in a dream world full of unrealistic goals and flights of fancy. Air should seek to maintain practicality and develop consistency in dealing with the real world. You cannot live without air, so when it appears in your dreams, consider its quality. Is it foggy, misty, clear or polluted? The answer will give you an idea of the atmosphere that surrounds you in waking life.
If you are outdoors in your dream and conscious of the clarity and coolness of the air, your dreaming mind may be urging you to give freedom to your thoughts. Or perhaps you feel released from a recent problem or situation. Air may also refer to the way in which you behave. Are you putting on airs and graces, or behaving in a superior way that demeans other people?... The Element Encyclopedia
According to astrological theory, people born under the earth signs of Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo are thought to have predominantly ‘earthy’ characteristics, such as emotional solidity, materialism, practicality and patience. Jungian analysts regard the earth as a symbol for sensation. In dreams, earth often represents the things you take for granted—yet rely on—in life, such as your body, the processes of life, and your family or cultural background. Earth also represents the past, the fallen leaves of your experience from which soil, new structures of self, are built.
Dreams associated with the earth, therefore, such as lying on the ground, may show that you need to be more grounded, practical and realistic in waking life. You may need to concentrate on worldly matters rather than flights of fantasy. To dream of the planet earth may be a symbol of your true self.
If you were gardening in your dream, creativity is probably indicated; the dream may be referring to your psychological growth and increasing emotional or financial security.... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, fire is a potent symbol of the passion of strong emotion and burning love, as well as of new beginnings. It has many different and conflicting meanings, and interpretation is sometimes difficult. Standing in, or being in, flames can therefore suggest the burning out of old attitudes or experiences to make way for the new; but such a dream could also represent your fears of a new phase in life, your own personal suffering for your beliefs, or that you are consumed by destructive emotions, such as passion or envy. Sometimes interpretation is easier; for example, if a house is burning down or there is a forest fire, this suggests you are consumed by passion. The exact interpretation will depend on whether the fire is being controlled or not.
If fire figures in your dream, consider whether your emotions have got out of control. Are you being a hot head? Is your passion burning?
A controlled dream fire can also symbolize security. The fireplace or hearth is the heart of the home and the center of warmth, and to dream of it may show that you feel comfortable with yourself. Freud said that fire was a symbol of the libido and passion, and to dream of poking a fire represented sexual arousal. Jung, on the other hand, said that fire suggested intuition and psychological transformation. Just as the alchemists used fire to transform base metal into gold, so fire is a symbol for personal growth. It destroys the past but lights the way for the future. It is the eternal flame in the temple of the soul and from the fire the phoenix of hope arises. Baptism by fire signifies a new awareness of spiritual power and transformation. Sometimes fire can be a warning of illness. It is also associated with the astrological signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
If a fire is put out by water, this suggests physical energy being restrained by the cooler processes of thought.... The Element Encyclopedia
Water is also a symbol of the spiritual life force. In most cultures there are tales of healing waters and in dreams, as in baptism, to be immersed in water is to be spiritually cleansed. As the governing element of the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, it is said to endow people born under that sign with the feminine qualities of gentleness and changeability.
Dreams of entering water suggest refreshment, healing and beginning something new. Deep water, pools and lakes are symbols of the unconscious or of being out of your depth, while shallow water represents a lack of energy. To dream of drawing water from a tap or well, or to be drinking it is in general a positive and creative sign. However, to spill water suggests setbacks. Flowing water signifies peace and security. To be immersed in water suggests pregnancy and birth or new beginnings, and coming out of water also suggests a fresh start. Fast-flowing water suggests lively encounters and fastmoving action; deep, still water suggests hidden depths, whilst also possibly warning against a person of few words with a hidden agenda.
If you see your reflection in water, this suggests the transient nature of life since the reflection can easily be lost.
The imagery may serve as a caution against trusting unworthy friends or projects.
If, in your dream, the water is dirty or muddy, it means your feelings are influenced by outer circumstances, worries, material problems, or values. If, however, the water is clear and sparkling, it symbolizes faith, honesty, hope and joy. Have you dreamed of boiling water? If you have, this may indicate the need to let off some steam. Is anything welling up that needs your attention? If you are on the water, for example in a boat, this suggests lack of emotional commitment, whilst to be in the water but not moving suggests fatigue.
If you dream of the elements of water and air clashing—such as strong winds creating a stormy sea—the symbolism suggests you might be contemplating human emotion in general, with all its ebb and flow from rage to calm and rage again. Finally, don’t forget that dreams featuring water may simply be triggered by raging thirst or a full bladder while you sleep.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the selfless, loving mother figure appears in your dream, ask yourself if you need to develop motherly qualities within yourself.
If the dark side of motherhood appears—dominating, criticizing and devouring—ask yourself if you or someone you know has a damaging, suppressing effect on you or someone else.
If the romantic, innocent princess figure appears in your dreams ask yourself if you need to rediscover your optimism.
If the seductress appears, ask yourself if you are being warned against selfishness and immaturity.
If you dream of a wise woman or a witch, ask yourself if you are working with integrity or if you are alienating others with your selfishness.
The masculine principle is typically represented as the wise old man or father and suggests so-called masculine qualities of strength, authority and virility.
If any of the masculine archetypes appear in your dream ask yourself if it is highlighting an aspect of yourself that you need to take a closer look at.
If a father figure appears in your dreams he may simply be a role model of authority with compassion but if the ogre appears he may represent a threat of some kind to your authority. A dream that features a young, idealistic prince may be encouraging you to recapture some of your youthful optimism, while dreaming of a wastrel may be a warning that it is time to act with maturity and take on responsibility.
If a warrior appears in your dreams, this could suggest the need to take decisive action in waking life, be it to promote your aims or to make a decision.
If you dream of the high priest or his counterpart, the black magician, you need to question your motives or those of the person you feel they might represent: are they altruistic and wise, or selfish and misdirected? See also FAMILY; PEOPLE.... The Element Encyclopedia
If they are sound his livelihood will be earned without difficulty.
If they are defective then it will be earned with much difficulty.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that the theme park is empty or abandoned, suggests that you need to open yourself up to more fun and adventure.... My Dream Interpretation
Perhaps you were searching frantically for a toilet in your dream, but couldn’t find one.
If this is the case, you need to find the catalyst for emotional release. Dreams about being clogged-up, or about a lack of toilets, are not so much about emotional baggage as about a lack of proper outlets for your own creativity and selfexpression. They can also suggest that you are the kind of person who takes on the problems of other people, leaving no room for your own.
Dreams about frustrating attempts to find a toilet could also suggest that you have over-committed yourself in waking life, and that there is no opportunity for you to express your own feelings and talents. On the other hand, you may also feel that you have been taken advantage of or dumped on by someone in waking life? Finally, such dreams may also be due simply to a physical need to pee in the night.
Other elimination dreams include using a toilet in a strange place, in front of people or in the middle of a conversation. In such dreams, the elimination represents the expression of an opinion or insight unsuitable for public consumption, or not appropriate to the situation. It could also reveal concern that you might have been too impulsive in the way you have expressed yourself, and your dreaming mind is urging you to bear in mind the possible impact of your words.
If you can’t find a private toilet in your dream, perhaps you are living or working in a crowded environment and your dreaming mind is compensating for a lack of privacy and personal space in your waking life.
If you dream of a bathroom and a toilet, this may suggest your need to clean up your sexual attitudes or attitude to others and yourself.
If you put anything down a toilet in your dream, take careful note of what it is, as it will symbolize what your dreaming mind considers to be the least important or unpleasant aspect of yourself or your experience. Urine suggests letting go of strained feelings or the release of sexual feelings. Feces indicate letting go of parts of yourself that you need to let go of. It can also indicate new beginnings, as excrement makes great fertilizer. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights a need to be free of responsibility, or sometimes the need to be uninhibited.
If you are eliminating over someone in your dream, this can indicate a repressed desire to belittle that person or feel superior.
Playing with excrement can represent money, so playing with it in a dream may suggest anxiety about money and fear of responsibility.
If the excrement is transformed into an animal, this suggests that the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he or she is responsible for managing their own instincts.
If you are vomiting in your dream, this indicates a discharging of unpleasant feelings, or experiencing something unpleasant. Finally, if you realize you are sweating in a dream, you are alerted to the amount of energy you may be expending handling your own emotions and fears in waking life.
... The Element Encyclopedia
The type of animal on the totem pole will indicate the direction of interpretation.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
It is not the protection afforded by a father, but by those spirits whose energy is powerful enough to be used by us.
2- When an objcct revered as a sacred article is given enough power by a joint belief, the thing itself is perceived as taking on a power of its own. One such object is the totem pole. When it appears in dreams we need to be looking at those parts of our lives which arc based around our belief system to discover whether we are really living according to those beliefs.
3- Both in its symbolic meaning of a protector and as a representative of spiritual matters, the totem pole suggests strength and power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is not the protection afforded by a father, but by those natural forces whose energy is powerful enough to be used by us. You might also like to consult the entry for native american in indigenous peoples as well as the information on spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A totem pole can also represent rank, status, and power. Consider whether you are the high or low man on the totem pole. Also, a totem pole is a phallic symbol, perhaps representing your desire for sacred sexuality. See Tantra.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If one’s righ t hand trembles or shakes in a dream, it means difficulties in earning his livelihood. Ifone’s right leg trembles in a dream, it means profits from one’s family or clan. Ifone’s left leg trembles in a dream, it means business losses.
The same applies to the trembling or the shocking of any part of one’s body.
(See Body’; Tremor)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a pregnant woman sees an earth tremor in her dream, it represents labor throes.
(Also see Earthquake; Shock; Tremble)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Unemployed and longing for a job. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream of being unemployed may reflect that you are temporarily disconnected from your life’s purpose, and that you have taken a detour on your life’s path. This dream may also be helping you to release your attachments to what you do for a living as being a statement about who you are.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2- Unemployment is a fear that almost everyone has. When an event connected with unemployment occurs, e.g. redundancy, dole payments etc. in a dream, our feelings of inadequacy are being highlighted. We need to experience that fear in order to deal with, and overcome, it.
3- A sense of spiritual inadequacy and inability can translate itself into the image of unemployment. This is more to do with not being motivated enough to accept a spiritual task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. Different worlds. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you burn yourself with the wax, or your skin looks otherwise unpleasant, this represents your fear about facing a harsh reality.
To dream that someone else is waxing you, represents a loss of your independence. You are relying on others to get you through some difficult times. You need to build up your self-esteem.
If you saw someone else waxing in your dream, there is some conflict in your self-image. Perhaps what you project to others does not match who you really are inside.... My Dream Interpretation
In remembering your dreams, you will have an increased knowledge about yourself, bring about self- awareness and self-healing. Dreams are an extension of how you perceive yourself. They can be a source of inspiration, wisdom, and joy.
You don’t have to interpret your dreams in order to solve your problems. But just as there is the saying that “Death cures cigarette smoking,” you might find that listening to your dreams may help you solve your problems before you run out of time.
Dreams are always “true”—it’s just that what they mean isn’t always what we think they mean. Sometimes a dream gives a warning of danger, but if you pay attention to the dream and change your ways the danger won’t necessarily happen. And most often a dream’s meaning will be metaphorical, not literal.
For example, a woman may dream that her husband is having a sexual affair, but it would be a mistake to conclude that her husband is really having an affair. The dream is simply providing the woman graphic evidence that she somehow feels betrayed by her husband. Once she acknowledges that feeling, she can then start examining her life consciously—and honestly—to find out why she feels betrayed and what she needs to do about it.
All dreams essentially tell us one important thing: “Wake up!” That is, just as you must wake up from a dream to remember it, the dream itself is telling you to “wake up” to the truth that you try to hide from others—and from yourself.
Of course, there is a positive as well as a negative side to remembering and interpreting your dreams.
The negative side is that you may come across a side of yourself that you really don’t like or are afraid to know about. You may discover that you aren’t (always) the “Miss Goody Two Shoes” or “Mr. Nice Guy” that you profess to be during the day. You may discover that your childhood was not all ice cream, roller-skating and amusement parks. You may end up shedding light on dark places and recall secrets long repressed. This can be scary stuff.
The positive side is that you go through a metamorphosis or catharsis and become -- you. You become the “you” that you were always meant to be. You will become truer to yourself and therefore, you will find that you are happier.
Learning to recall your dreams may help you become a more assertive, creative person. In remembering your dreams, you are expressing and confronting your
feelings. Remembering your dreams can help you come to terms with stressful aspects of your lives.
But this may be easier said than done. Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, 90% is lost. Dreamers, who are awakened right after REM sleep, are able to recall their dreams more vividly than those who slept through the night until morning.Obviously, remembering your dreams is vital to interpreting them. So, how can you better remember your dreams?... Dreampedia