Meaning of Explosive Dreams | Dream Interpretation

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Bullets, cannonballs, bombs and mines all explode on detonation or impact.

If you fired any of these, your dreaming mind is warning you that you are in danger of exploding with frustration or anger. Are you currently on a short emotional fuse and in danger of detonating with burning anger? What was your target in the dream? This may help you understand what triggered your anger. On the other hand, could an explosive situation be building up around you? Again, if your firepower ran out, this could indicate lack of ammunition in a conflict in your waking life; perhaps there just isn’t enough reason for you to be involved.

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Explosive | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Explosive

Dynamite

A warning that an explosive situation is going to take place unless precautions are taken; a short fuse is a quick temper... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Explosion

A warning given in order to avert an “explosive” situation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Grenade

A warning given to avert the impending explosive action or accusation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Bomb

1. Explosive situation in life.

2. Repressed emotions.

3. Feel­ings of impending disaster.

4. Bad news (“drop a bomb”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Dynamite

Symbolic of an explosive situation... Christian Dream Symbols

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Grenade

An explosive issue ... Christian Dream Symbols

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Guns

The gun in your dream could represent several different things, so please pay attention to the details and to the mood of the dream.

The gun could symbolize the male sex organ, aggression, harshness, and fear. This dream may have sexual connotations, or your unconscious mind may be telling you not to harbor your negative feelings but express them more freely before they become explosive. On the more positive side of things, the gun could simply represent your need to protect yourself either emotionally or physically or both.

If the gun in the dream is used to hurt or kill you or someone else, please consider your current difficulties, hostile feelings or serious arguments, which you may have within yourself or with others. See Also: Shooting, Blood... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Bomb

Explosive situation; sudden anxiety-producing events—as when we say something occurred out of the blue, one’s own aggression; fear of death, remembered anxieties of war, social bombshells, such as being criticised in the press ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Digging, Excavation

Example: I entered a neglected garden adjoining a house I had formerly lived in. I was astonished that I had never noticed this garden before. I took a spade and hoe and began to work vigorously in order to put things nght, digging like a navvy. But wherever I put my spade I turned up live shells and hand grenades—highly explosive and very dangerous. I was terrified I would be blown to pieces and hurried away’ (from Organism of the Mind, G.R. Meyer, Kegan Paul, 1933).

The dreamer in the example was a man in his 40s who had taken up meditation on the suggestion of a friend. It shows him discovering and uncovering a pan of himself he had not known before. In doing so he meets explo­sive emotions and conflicts he is not used to dealing with. Digging usually depicts delving into hidden or buried areas of ourself. We may uncover feelings from our childhood—cre­ative realisations, features of the unconscious, even dead bod­ies or ancient creatures. Digging can also represent our work on renovating our attitudes, personality structure or habits. See garden. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Penis

For a man the penis represents more than simply his sexual appetite. It depicts the whole drive of life through his glandular system which develops the body type he has, pre­disposes his body towards male sexual characteristics; brings a cenain creative explosiveness to his personality, creates urges towards fatherhood and loving his woman, with con­nected desires to supply the needs of family if he is emotion­ally healthy.

The positive aspect of the penis/masculinity is for him to demand his woman meets his maleness, his canng aggression, his sexual desire, with her own fiery energy and strength. In general, direct reference to sexual feelings, fears, or problems. As these can be quite complex several examples are given below.

Example: ‘So for the third time I held the woman and made love.

The woman’s vagina was like a flower, I don’t mean to look at, but in physical sensation. My penis felt like it was penetrating petals of flesh and touching with great plea­sure a central receptive area I was left with the feeling of being able to make love again and again without any negative effects. It was a very positive and healthy feeling’ (John T). John is feeling confident about his sexual drive. Although a powerful drive, subtle feelings and fears have an intense influ­ence not only on the pleasure of sex, but also the response of the physical organs.

The relationship with the penis and sex act in one s dream shows what fears, hurts or attitudes are influencing the sexual flow. See castration.

In a woman’s dream, one’s relationship with, desire for, a mate; relationship with one’s own male self—ambition, work capability, aggression, intellect; depicts the relationship with, genital sexuality with, one’s panner. As with Sally in the next example, the events in the dream define the problem or rela­tionship. Example: ‘My lover Terry, myself and another woman are all on our bed.

The other woman seemed very sure of herself and kissed Terry in a very intimate way, he doing the same to her as I lay very near to both of them. Then Terry stuck his bottom in the air and staned to lick my chest and breast. I found myself licking around the penis, felt I was under some kind of pressure from both the other two to do so but didn’t feel too shattered as I did it with love for Terry, but I had a bitter taste in my mouth’ (Sally P). In talking about this dream Sally said she often struggled with what she wanted and what her panner wanted in sex. She might go along with his needs, but not find it palatable. Even if she did do it with some love, it might have a bad taste in her mouth*.

Example: T felt as if I were as one with Terry and I realised he was trying to make a journey into his mother s vagina, as his penis. Her vagina looked like a long dark tunnel and was threatening to him. I said, “You haven’t given your mother satisfaction and you say you will not.” Then he was really smashed up in body. Withdrawing into a garden with a high green hedge. I took a leaf from the hedge and began to pull it apan with my hands. Terry said, “Look what you are doing, teasing me.” I felt withdrawal wasn’t the way and staned to follow him, walking alongside the hedge. I said, “It feels like you are strangling me, so why don’t you do it and kill me?” (We have been going through a lot of sexual withdrawal, Terry saying his sexuality was his to do with as he wanted.)(Sally P). This second dream of Sally’s is a shrewd summing up of Terry’s sexual fears. In fact Terry suffered a great deal of anxi­ety about sex, and later uncovered the son of fear and desire to avoid giving his mother satisfaction in becoming a full blooded man shown in the dream. Our unconscious is a very capable psychologist, and while Terry in Sally’s dream repre­sents her insights regarding him—and must not be seen as a statement of fact about Terry—such insights are often enor­mously useful in dealing with relationship difficulties.

Example: ‘Was in a house with my wife. Outside the door was something which wanted to come into her—an invisible being. We were frightened and it said “Do not be afraid, I want you to put your penis in your wife and wait for me to activate you. In that way you will form a body for me.” I woke and realised the dream was moving me to parenthood. Al­ready having three children I realised this would mean an­other 20 years of responsibility. Nevertheless my wife and I made love. Two weeks later I dreamt my wife was pregnant with a son. In fact nine months later she bore a son’ (Nigel I). In this interesting dream sequence the penis is Nigel’s drive to be a father. See castrate; bed; knob; pole; reptiles; sausage; examples in flower and tunnel. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Petrol

Energy, explosive or dangerous emotions, petticoat See clothes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Bomb

1- Bombs appearing in a dream usually indicate some form of explosive situation with which we need to deal. Exploding a bomb indicates the need for positive action, while defusing a bomb suggests taking care not to make a situation worse.

2- Psychologically we need to be aware that our own emotions arc likely to get the better of us.

3- A bomb exploding is usually an unexpected event.

Dreaming of one would suggest a fear of sudden death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Petrol

1- Petrol is a form of energy and in dreams it is recognised as a requirement that we may have in order to keep us going.

For instance, to be putting petrol into a vehicle would indicate (hat perhaps we need to be taking more care of our bodies. Petrol is also explosive and dangerous, so to be using petrol in a dangerous way would indicate that we are creating problems for ourselves within a situation in ordinary everyday life.

2- The energy we use in making decisions and in creating opportunities for ourselves can often be turned to drive. When we arc handling petrol in a dream we are producing motivation, either for others or for ourselves. When we are at a petrol station, being given or buying petrol, we are taking energy from something external to ourselves.

3- Spiritual energy and power can both be symbolised by petrol.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Rocket

1- The rocket in basic terms has a connection with male sexuality. What is perhaps more important is the energy that is available to us in dreams.

To be given a rocket suggests recognising that we are not functioning the way we should.

To take off like a rocket means moving very fast in terms of some project we have.

2- Nowadays any symbol of power connects with our ability to do. or be, better than before.

The rocket in this sense will have much of the same symbolism as the aeroplane (See Aeroplane), except the destinations will be further away.

The explosive power and energy available is something to be carefully looked at, since we need this type of power in order to make radical changes in our lives.

3- Because of the spiritual symbolism of reaching heights to which none have been before, the rocket represents spiritual searching and adventure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Volcano

1- The image of a volcano in dreams is a very telling one, partly because of its unpredictability.

To dream of a volcano being extinct can indicate either that we have ‘killed off’ our passions, or that a difficult situation has come to an end. This may be one that has been around for some time.

2- An erupting volcano usually signifies that we are not in control of a situation or of our emotions of which there may be a hurtful release.

If the lava is more prominent feelings will run very deep.

If the lava has cooled there has been a deep passion which has now coolcd off.

If the explosiveness is more noticeable, anger may be more prominent.

3- A volcano is representative of spiritual deeply held passion. This can sometimes erupt with frightening results.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Pistol / Revolver

You have an explosive temper. Be careful or you could say something that will hurt someone and that you will very much regret. See also Gun.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Bottle (vase)

(see Beverages, Canning)

With a note inside: A message from vour heart, someone close to you, or your Higher Self that you’ve been trying to ignore.

Empty: Feeling drained and depleted of energy, creativity, or compassion.

Jinni in a bottle: From Arabic folklore, a potential ally or terrible adversary, which may also originate within you.

What does the bottle hold? If it is filled with fire, this could symbolize bottled-up anger or passion that’s reaching an explosive state.

Rounded bottles and vases are an alternative emblem of the womb.... The Language of Dreams

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Explosion

(see Disasters, Dynamite)

Disapproval or dissatisfaction with a particular idea, person, or situation that is reaching a critical point.

Indiscreet action or abused confidences that resulted in very explosive emotions.

An alternative symbol for an extremely passionate sexual encounter. Destroying obstacles that threaten to impede your path or goals.... The Language of Dreams

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Donald Duck

The wacky, quacky duck of Disney cartoon fame might appear in a dream or a waking dream to signify frus- nation. With his often-explosive temper, Donald may come to poke fun at your own tyrannical nature He may also arrive to poke fun at how easily you become frustrated by others.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Popcorn

Earing popcorn may comment that you feel puffed up in a situation. Popping popcorn on the stove may mention that you are cooking up explosive thoughts in your mind. Popcorn may also indicate opening fertile potentials that are encapsulated within.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Melting Pot

Depth Psychology: The melting pot is the place where hopes and desires, rational thinking and passions together make up your personality.

The dream is a challenge to resolve contradictions in your personality.

If the pace of the dream is moderate, it means that you are maturing at a steady pace, but if it is hectic and explosive, growing up for you is wrought with tension.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Bomb

Dreams of a bomb symbolize transformation, old structures, ideas, or relationships being blown to bits, and the radical destruction of old patterns. You are dealing with explosive emotions, however, if you catch your emotions before they erupt, then you can channel your anger in a direction that empowers your dreams to come true. See Anger Management and Death.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Carburetor

A dream of a carburetor is about an aggressive and explosive aspect of your personality that is kicking in because you need to accomplish something quickly. This dream could be suggesting that balance is needed.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Powder

Dreams of powder are a message to soften your touch or smooth out your approach to life.

If you dream of face powder, see Make Up.

If this is explosive powder, see Gun.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Bomb

Material aspects: Bombs appearing in a dream usually indicate some form of explosive situation with which we need to deal. Exploding a bomb indicates the need for positive action, while defusing a bomb suggests taking care not to make a situation worse.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Rocket

Psychological / emotional perspective: Nowadays any symbol of power connects with our ability to do, or be, better than before.

The rocket in this sense will have much of the same symbolism as the aeroplane except the destinations will be less easily accessible.

The explosive power and energy available is something to be carefully looked at, since we need this type of power in order to make radical changes in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Shot / Shooting

Directed explosive energy, such as that from a gun, is a very effective spiritual tool, although it must be used with care.

If we are noticeably aggressive we would have to be aware of our own motives and perhaps be a little more objective in taking action. Consult the entries for explode / explosion, gun, victim, war and weapon for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Volcano

Psychological / emotional perspective: An erupting volcano usually signifies that we are not in control of a situation or of our emotions – of which there may be a hurtful release.

If the lava is more noticeable, feelings will run very deep.

If the lava has cooled there has been a deep passion that has now cooled off.

If the explosiveness is more noticeable, and seems more recent, anger may be more prominent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Land Mine

A dream of land mines suggests that you are going through a potentially explosive and trying situation in real life.

The mines could represent repressed emotions that are likely to explode or burst if not dealt with soon. It could be something within yourself, such as the desire to explode with anger over an issue that’s affecting you.... My Dream Interpretation

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Bomb

To dream of a bomb and hear its explosive noise foretells unpleasant incidents and disputes that place the dreamer in a highly emotional state of distress.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Explosion

The blast of high explosives in a dream is a forerunner of lasting improvement in all aspects of your life.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Mine

To dream of working in any kind of a mine predicts eventual wealth through your own efforts.

For up or down, see under chapter on general guides for interpretation.

See also Gold, Silver, Metal, etc.

For an explosive-type mine, see Bombs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Crater

Old memory of explosive experience. An opening to the unconscious.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Alcohol

Its figure represents the union of two opposite elements: water and fire. The vital force of both complements to one another and produces an explosive result.

It is a purifying element, but is also a way to drunkenness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Volcano

A volcano is symbolic of the possibility for a rageful, destructive expression after prolonged constraint or restraint.

The outer image of the volcano reveals the aftermath of the essence of this symbol: constraint or restraint.

The earth’s crust can only hold back the brewing force of heat and combustion for so long before the buildup of pressure generates an explosive eruption that permanently changes the landscape.

The intense heat and molten lava connect to feelings of rage, anger, and any other suppressed emotions of great power.

The eruption is the breaking point that is either imminent or close at hand.

A dormant volcano connects to past issues of pent-up stressors that no longer threaten your comfort and safety. An active volcano indicates an ongoing, volatile situation that is still emitting steam and could erupt again at any moment.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Bomb

A bomb is quite an attention-getter if it goes off in a dream. Perhaps a situation is becoming too explosive and the dreamer needs to tread carefully to avoid “land mines.” Alternatively, perhaps the dreamer is so tightly wound because of some situation that he or she feels ready to explode.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dynamite

Dynamite or any other explosive device is a natural symbol for anger, aggression, or other “explosive” emotions. In a dream, dynamite that has not exploded may indicate a person or a situation that is about to blow up. Dynamite is also related to firecrackers, which have connotations of celebration.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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War

People who have been in a war situation may be plagued by dreams that recall their ordeals, but for those who have never seen war, such dreams usually refer to private battles raging either within themselves, or between themselves and other people. Are such battles necessary, or would reconciliation be better than victory? Are you being too hard on yourself? Carl Jung believed dreams of war to represent a conflict between the conscious and unconscious minds, which is a struggle between the deep instinctive forces and the rules of conscious conduct. However, sometimes turmoil is needed in order for the personality to develop and grow.

If you can accept the part of yourself that is trying to find expression, you may be able to draw up a peace settlement. Anger, sorrow or pity are usually found in dreams about war; whichever of these emotions you feel will show the feeling or action in waking life that has provoked the dream.

The clue to the dream’s subject may be found in the identity of the opposing armies, or the landscape, in the soldier’s clothing and the course of the battle may be suggesting a similar action in waking life. Which army did you belong to? If it was a savage army, perhaps your dreaming mind is suggesting that your true allegiance lies with your instincts, but if you belong to a modern, sophisticated army, the dream may be telling you that your inclination is to follow the rule of your intellect.

If you witnessed the outcome of the battle in your dream, or admired the victorious army and its winning tactics, this may give you an indication of how best to resolve the conflict within yourself.

Although war and battle dreams may indicate disagreement between two individuals, they may also point to explosive disagreements between certain groups of people in your life; for example, disagreements in the workplace or differing opinions within the family. Your dreaming mind may be warning you that you will soon be entangled in that conflict and this is especially so if a battlefield features in your dream. The battlefield may indicate the area of conflict and your dream may be indicating whether you should take sides or act as peacemaker. A battlefield scene may also represent your working environment or a battle you are waging with yourself, such as the battle to give up smoking, the struggle to keep to a diet and so on.

If you dream of war, rather than simply a battle, different interpretations are appropriate. War has a more global effect that one-to-one combat or fighting, and this would suggest that you need to be more conscious of the effect your actions have on others. The outcome of war should be the establishment of order, and dreams of wars coming to an end can have a positive interpretation, suggesting that this natural process is taking place on an inner level.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Warfare

If, in your dream, you were part of a regiment, this may suggest that you feel safe in numbers, as a part of a crowd or group of people.

If you feel sorrow or guilt or resentment, this may reflect your attitude to the group of people you associate yourself with in waking life. Taking part in guerrilla actions suggests secret plans in waking life, whilst a preoccupation with a helmet and protective clothing may mirror a desire to ‘take cover’ in waking life. A dream in which an invasion takes place may be symbolic of an invasion of your space in waking life, either real or psychological.

If a tank appears in your battle, this is an aggressive phallic symbol. It can also suggest an attack on convention and an indiscriminate flattening of all those who stand in your way. The torpedo also symbolizes male sexuality but, unlike the tank, it delivers destruction by stealth. High-tech missiles, cannon, field guns and other forms of artillery also present variations on the phallic symbol. On the other hand, they may also symbolize obstacles or ‘hot shots’ you feel are against you as you pursue your goals. This may be particularly the case if you are a woman in a stereotypically male profession.

If an air raid takes place in your dream, this indicates emotional attack from people or feelings you have about the events around you. A bomb suggests an explosive situation or sudden events that have produced anxiety. It can also suggest your own anxiety.

If an underground mine figures in your dream, this can suggest bringing to consciousness potential and innate wisdom. A dream explosion with billowing clouds graphically mirrors the damaging consequences of exploding with pent-up fury or tension in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Disasters

When nature pushes the elements to the extreme, the result is often explosive.

Volcanoes and lightning create fire, an unstable earth unleashes quakes and avalanches, water creates floods and drought, and air stirs hurricanes and typhoons into furious motion. Manmade disasters also create explosive and devastating results. People’s lives are tragically ended or irreparably damaged in seconds, panic and fear take over, and the best and worst of human nature is exposed. It is small wonder, then, that the unconscious often employs the symbols of catastrophe and disaster to provide striking and memorable dream images or messages.

Dreams of disaster, such as those involving earthquakes and plane crashes, can be extremely detailed, intense, colorful and vivid. You may wake up terrified and concerned for your safety, or for the safety of loved ones. To dream of any kind of disaster is always unsettling, but it is important to point out that such dreams are rarely prophetic or precognitive; it is much more likely that they are an expression of your hidden fears or anxieties concerning events you feel are beyond your control. A disaster dream may be expressing anxiety about what the future will bring, or highlighting the fact that you are trying to do too many things, or trying to please too many people, at the expense of your own peace of mind. On the other hand, disaster dreams can also reveal great inner change and growth, but this change and growth may make you feel temporarily uncertain of yourself, your direction in life and your position in the world.

Group disaster dreams can be particularly frightening and they may even recur, making it easier to assume that they might be warnings of actual events. Although there are rare exceptions, it is important to point out that vehicles and locations crowded with people who experience disaster are usually symbolic, reflecting our experience with a social influence or a reallife group. For example, if you dream of being in a bus crash that leaves you dazed and miles from home, you may be feeling increasingly disillusioned and detached from the goals of your place of work; your hopes of achieving satisfaction in that area of your life may in fact be already wrecked. Your dreaming mind may be telling you that you have gone as far as you can with that group of people, or course of action, and it is time to change your approach or lifestyle.

In some instances, dreams about disaster that involve surroundings or people you know may be a simple warning. For example, you may have forgotten that your car is due for a service, but your unconscious remembers and tries to draw your attention to this oversight in a dream in which you are driving your car and the brakes suddenly fail.

If you have lived through a natural or manmade disaster, your dream may also be recalling the horrific events in an attempt to help you come to terms with the trauma. According to Gestalt therapists, dreams that repeat a disturbing event or focus on disaster scenarios following an experience of physical or emotional trauma are reminding the dreamer that there is an emotional scar that needs attention and healing.

Finally, when trying to interpret any dream that involved a natural disaster, remember that if you live in an area that is prone to them your dream may simply be reflecting your anxiety about being caught up in such a catastrophe. The same applies to manmade disasters, such as terrorist attacks or train crashes. Your dream may be triggered by the climate of fear, and intense media coverage and speculation that now surround these tragic events. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES; NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Volcanic Eruptions

Early dream oracles linked dreams about volcanoes with passionate but deceitful love. An eighteenth-century almanac claimed that if a woman dreamed of an active volcano, she would be driven by greed to ‘ensnare a husband by wantonly flaunting her charms’. In dream-lore today, volcanoes are generally thought to represent strong emotions, possibly carnal desire, held in check but bubbling away just below the surface to be released in a violent eruption of pent-up fury. In other words, hot passions are aroused, and care should be taken in case they erupt without warning into violent or dangerous behavior.

If you dreamed of visiting or living by a volcano—perhaps a famous one such as Mount Saint Helen’s—and then having to run for your life as it suddenly erupted and spewed molten lava into your path, this dream may be referring to a struggle in waking life to suppress your mounting fury. Your unconscious may have used this dramatic image to warn you that you won’t be able to contain your anger for much longer. What is especially telling about the volcano is its unpredictability; it could erupt at any time.

If the lava is prominent in the dream, feelings will run deep, but if the lava has cooled, there has been a deep passion which has now cooled off.

If the explosiveness is more noticeable than the lava, anger may be more prominent. On the other hand, your dream may have reflected the volatile temper of someone you live or work with in waking life, and your fear of being at the receiving end of their anger. Or is a torrent of fiery emotion about to explode in waking life? If it is, or might be, the experience can be devastating and yet also cathartic. To dream of an extinct volcano can indicate that passions have been killed off or a difficult situation has ended.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Battlefield / War Zone

In dreams, war always denotes conflict and suggests that you need to be aware of the effect your actions are having on others. Dream battlefields can represent areas of conflict in your waking life, for example conflict with your partner or boss. More typically, however, a war zone is a picture of an internal battle raging within you. A dream of a minefield may be referring to a waking life full of explosive situations and potential danger. Your dream may be reflecting your concern, or urging you to call in an expert and tread with care.

If you find yourself in a trench in your dream, this may express your fear that a current situation is not as secure as you might think. A trench may also be warning against inflexibility and entrenched views. To see or live in a concentration camp in your dream indicates that you are afraid of differences; you are having difficulties accepting others and the way in which they are different from you.

Learn to appreciate diversity and the uniqueness in yourself and in others around you.

If you actually lived in a concentration camp, the dream may signify a situation in your waking life which is triggering similar feelings.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Poseidon / Neptune

Poseidon was the explosive and unpredictable god of the seas.

If he or other creatures of the sea appears in dreams, his stormy nature may point to great changes—or the need for you to make great changes—in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Bomb

Possible meanings
A dream about a bomb can sometimes be triggered by a deeply disturbing experience in your waking life. Otherwise, your dream is trying to alert you to a potentially explosive situation. You may need to face up to feelings you have been suppressing before they overpower you and create havoc. If there is ongoing conflict in some area of your life, you could be toying with the idea of dropping a bombshell in an attempt to resolve it, once and for all.

Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’

Have I been thrown off balance by a traumatic event?

  • Under these circumstances, healing ultimately comes with the passage of time. If you do your best to adjust to the new circumstances, you will emerge from your experience with wisdom you might not otherwise have gained.

Am I repressing some powerful feelings?

  • Your dream is urging you to try and resolve the situation before you blow a fuse. If you don’t know how to go about it, consider confiding in a friend or a member of your family. If this is impossible, then it would be best to seek professional help.

Would I secretly like to say or do something explosive?

  • While you may have good reason to feel as you do, cultivating a sense of being hard done by can only make matters worse. If you want your circumstances to change, you must be first willing to change your attitude. Can you see how you have actually helped to create this situation? This means that you are actually more powerful than you think you are. Claiming that power and using it more wisely is the key to success.
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Emotions As Dream Flags

Emotions as the Music of Your Dreams. Not everyone is a music aficionado, but you know when a song or a piece of music pleases you. Great music can alter your feelings, bring longing into your heart, or incise a wound you forgot was there. By the same token, listening to music that you do not care for is like hearing a discordant clash of sounds; it can make you cringe or back away. Emotions are the music of your dreams. Whether a dreams uplifts you or makes you balk, your reaction is part of the message. Not only are the emotions within the dream important; the emotions you feel as you wake up, are also meaningful. Did you go to sleep feeling unhappy, then woke up floating on a cloud and feeling great, after a dream? Did a dream jolt you awake, filling you with trepidation? It is all part of the emotional music in dreams, as explained here.

1: EXAMINING EMOTIONS IS STEP ONE OF THE FIVE-STEP DREAM TECHNIQUE

EMOTIONS AND DREAM MESSAGES. According to step one of the five-step technique, what you feel during the dream or what you feel about the dream after you wake up are the first clues to its meaning. If you see a huge lion enter your yard, yet it lies down, looks friendly, and you feel content at the sight instead of terrified, the positive feelings indicate that the message is not about being in danger. Or suppose you dream of your spouse in the kitchen losing their temper and smashing a plate in anger, but in the dream you remain calm and continue to wash the dishes. The dream may speak of the angry sparks that flew during an actual disagreement between you and your spouse, yet your serene attitude in the dream hints that the real-life situation can be resolved by staying calm.

STRONG DREAM EMOTIONS GET YOUR ATTENTION. A dream scene can pack an emotional punch and it does so to get a point across about an issue that needs your attention. A scene of almost drowning can be a metaphor for feeling overwhelmed, a child having a tantrum may indicate someone acting childish or a circumstance veering out of control, and an explosion may relate to an explosive relationship or situation. When a dream creates supercharged metaphors that affect your emotions, the strong reaction you feel to the images is a red flag that tells you the message is important.

YOUR REACTION TO A DREAM CAN JUMPSTART CHANGE. Suppose you have a dream that creates feelings of emotional upheaval in you for hours or even days. Though that sounds bad, sometimes a dream deliberately “creates” turmoil in you to stimulate a change in you. Intense reactions that leave you reeling, emotionally, can invite a change in attitude or push you into a new perspective. For example, a senior in college who is slacking off from his studies dreams that he has failed a final exam and will not graduate. The dream feels so real that it scares him into studying. Or, a man in a dead-end job dreams that everyone around him gets promoted, except him. The anguish the dream evokes in him spurs him to investigate ways to move forward in his career.

EXAMPLE 1 OF DREAMS THAT JUMPSTART YOUR FEELINGS: HAVING SEX WITH SOMEONE YOU DESPISE. Dreams of having sex with someone you cannot stand are common. A woman dreams that she has sex with a boss she despises, yet to her surprise, the passion in the dream feels real and magnificent. She wakes up confused, aware that she hates her boss but finding it hard to dislike someone with whom she has just had great sex. Because of the dream, her feelings of hate for him are now in flux; the dream softens and changes her attitude to her boss, allowing her to make a fresh start in the relationship.

When people dream about having sex with someone they dislike, their first thought is that the dream points to a secret attraction to that person. Usually, that is not the case. Instead, because prolonged animosity toward another is unhealthy (emotionally and psychologically), the psyche manufactures an intense, pleasant experience to jumpstart a change in attitude about that person. A wise man once stated that the best way to deal with an enemy is to turn him into a friend. A dream of having sex with someone you hate arrives as a peacemaker, initiated by your psyche.

EXAMPLE 2 OF DREAMS THAT JUMPSTART YOUR FEELINGS: BLESSINGS FROM A DECEASED LOVED ONE. A depressed man dreams of his dead father, the only person who truly understood him. The father hugs his son, tells him how proud he is of him, smiles, and then disappears. The dreamer wakes up elated; his depression has lifted.

Dreams that jumpstart a change can at times accomplish more than hours of encouragement by a friend or therapist, and can have an ongoing impact on the dreamer.

DREAMS AS A THERMOMETER OF YOUR FEELINGS. In life’s daily rush, it is easy to get out of touch with your emotions. When riding a roller-coaster of ups and downs, dreams can help you notice your feelings and cope with the problems behind those jangled emotions.

At times you may ignore your feelings or feel overwhelmed by them. Dreams help you notice your feelings and label them, so that you can begin to deal with them. Watching yourself in a dream where you are riding a merry-go-round that will not stop can feel terrifying, and can be a metaphor for feeling emotionally out of control. Or, seeing yourself parachute out of an airplane, gliding joyfully through the sky, may put you in touch with the pride you feel about a successful accomplishment.

Suppose you are trying to be patient with an annoying work associate but they still drive you crazy. One night you dream that you punched out the co-worker. The dream is not suggesting that you hit your associate. Instead, the dream mirrors your frustration and invites you to fix your reactions to that associate, reactions that are creating knots in your feelings.

A dream can also indicate whether your emotions are surging or sinking. If a shy man dreams of giving orders at work as if he were a drill sergeant, the dream may hint that he needs to speak up and is capable of doing so; it invites him to come out of his shell. If a confident businesswoman dreams that her staff hide under their desks when she walks by, the dream is hinting that her confidence has veered into overbearing. It invites her to soften her stance with her employees.

EMOTIONS AS A MESSAGE TO SELF. Counselors often view emotions as “messages to yourself.” For example, a scene of depression in a dream can point to a hidden hurt that needs to be expressed. Anger can point to strong feelings that need to be channeled into leadership. Arrogance may mask a lack of confidence or indicate a desire to be appreciated. When the emotional impact is strong or leaves you puzzled, see whether the emotions are a message to yourself.... A Little Bit Of Dreams

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