(1) Feelings in dreams are not symbolic: they represent nothing but themselves. They are feelings you really do have, even if you have shut them out of your consciousness.
(2) Feelings and moods in dreams are more often negative than positive: grey rather than sunny, violent rather than peaceful. This is because dreams express feelings you have repressed out of fear. Dreams have a therapeutic purpose, and that is why they bring to your attention those parts of you that are painful.
(3) Occasionally, however, a dream may express a beautiful positive feeling: glorious erotic fulfilment; blissful oneness with life; love, even for people who have hurt you. Such a dream may usually be understood as indicating the direction in which you should be moving.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If in the dream you enjoy shooting, you will have good luck. If, however, you are frightened, the dream portend difficulties. Shooting up at the stars is, universally, an advantageous and promising dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of being hot indicates warm or perhaps passionate feelings.
To be conscious of the fact that our surroundings are hot indicates that we are loved and cared for.
2- Occasionally, extreme emotion can be interpreted as a physical feeling so anger, jealousy or other such feelings can be experienced as heat. Experiencing something as hot which should be cold e.g. ice indicates that we are perhaps having difficulty and experiencing confusion in sorting out our feelings.
3- Spiritual passion is a deeply held feeling. It can be experienced as in a dream as heat.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being hot indicates warm – or perhaps passionate – feelings.
To be conscious of the fact that our surroundings are hot indicates that we are loved and cared for. Consult the entries for emotions and ice / icebergs / icicles for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A hot spot in your life that calls for cool emotional handling; you are in hot water. See Heat.... The Dream Books Symbols
If something in a dream is so hot that it burns, it can indicate painful feelings. Also note various idiomatic uses of hot, such as “hot headed,” “being in hot water,” the “hot seat,” and “hot air.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
On the other hand, feelings of heat or warmth suggest passion for something in your waking life, or feelings of a sexual or loving nature towards someone. Remember, too, that heat is associated with fire and ice is associated with water. Dreams of a romantic sunrise or sunset may contain elements of wish-fulfillment, but they may also suggest feelings of inner optimism if it is a sunrise, and inner contentment with a sense of finality if it is a sunset.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you simply saw a hot dog in your dream (but didn’t eat it), you will be happily surprised by sudden good luck, possibly related to money.... My Dream Interpretation
If you know the person or the sphere of life they represent, try to work out why you should be feeling intimidated by them in the real world.
If you didn’t recognize the person, it is possible that they represent aspects of yourself about which you are in denial or from which you are trying to escape; such an interpretation is particularly likely if they are of the same sex and their appearance repulsed you. The attacker may have been your shadow, representing your dependence, neediness, jealousy, greed or lust. Your unconscious is encouraging you to come to terms with this quality within yourself and deal with it.
If a monster, animal or anything nonhuman was chasing you, this symbolizes internal fears rather than external threats. Such creatures generally represent your aggressive animal or instinctual nature which you need to learn to control. Not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness trying to get you is a classic anxiety or frustration dream often experienced if you are about to begin therapy; the anxiety is provoked by your realization that the therapist might reveal unexamined areas of yourself. Whoever or whatever your pursuer symbolizes, remember that they represent a challenge you need to face in order for it to be neutralized. As with dreams of pursuit, if you are drowning or struggling to breathe in your dream, you may be experiencing feelings of panic and uncertainty in waking life. Such a dream also alerts you to areas of your unconscious that need to be confronted.... The Element Encyclopedia
A hot tub is warm and relaxing and as a symbol connects to the powerful and beneficial experience of allowing yourself the luxury of leaning into feelings of passion and intensity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Bathhouse; Drink; Hot)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The hotter the water the more intense the affliction. At times, hot water also symbolizes fear, consternation or sickness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To visit women in a hotel, your life will be rather on a dissolute order.
To dream of seeing a fine hotel, indicates wealth and travel.
If you dream that you are the proprietor of a hotel, you will earn all the fortune you will ever possess.
To work in a hotel, you could find a more remunerative employment than what you have.
To dream of hunting a hotel, you will be baffled in your search for wealth and happiness.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Pause in journey.
3. Need for a getaway from demands.
4. Need to remove oneself from a state of mind. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Hostel; Travel)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream may reflect a current reality, issue, or dilemma and attempt to bring the dreamer into greater self-awareness. Because a hotel is a transitory dwelling, it suggests a time away from one’s responsibilities or routine. As a dream symbol it could reflect a need for rest and reflection. Depending on the details of the dream, specific information can be ascertained.
For example, if the hotel is luxurious it suggests prosperity and positive decision-making. However, if the hotel is rundown and inadequate, it may reflect a time of uneasiness and depravation. Whether the hotel in your dream represented a retreat or escapism is for you to determine by examining your current daily reality. Finally, a hotel may refer to a temporary stage in life or be a form of compensation with which the dreamer eases the anxiety and stress experienced during the day.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- Dreaming of being in a hotel can mean that we need to escape from a situation in our lives for a short time. Conversely, it can also mean that a situation we are in will only last for a limited amount of time.
2- To dream of being a guest in a hotel can indicate that we are unsettled and feci we can only settle down temporarily. Being forced into a position of living in a hotel signifies a basic restlessness in the dreamer’s character, who may be attempting to escape from himself.
3- Temporary sanctuary, or the need to be in a safe environment is depicted by a hotel.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a married man sees himself in a hotel: he has to continue to keep his love affair a secret.
Depth Psychology: You are dealing with emotional confusion—the hotel is a metaphor for your flight from yourself. Are you about to explore unknown places? The hotel also represents your present attitudes and actions; sometimes it is a sign that you want more comfort and luxuries.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a wealthy person, the dream would carry no particular meaning—it is the sense of luxury that means disaster to your plans. HUMMNG BIRDS—Travel to a foreign clime and successful business there.... Mystic Dream Book
The type of accommodation often gives clues as to the insecurity we are experiencing.
A bed and breakfast place could be interpreted as basic but comfortable whereas a five-star hotel might suggest expensive luxury.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see yourself as the manager indicates a will to have power over others, to dictate.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If the hotel was, by your usual standards, ostentatious, or even very luxurious, it predicts failure or disappointment in the outcome of an important issue; but if it was the same type (or more modest than) you normally patronize, the forecast is one of satisfying achievement.
However, the action and other elements of the dream should also be considered.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If seedy, need to work on self and clean up your act.
If run down, you are not using your potential.
If magnificent, you are rich in spirit and using your many talents. See House, Building.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you are the owner or administrator of the hotel establishment, it is saying that you aspire to have power over others. According to other interpretations, the hotel is related to a change of residence and lack of permanence. So, it could represent the transition from some circumstances to others, or the loss of your own identity.
If the hotel is luxurious, it predicts failure. But if it is old and dirty, soon you will have the help of good luck.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A space of transitional living such as a hotel or motel room connects to the self in a temporary state of being. This symbol usually appears when there is change afoot, indicating that the sense of self is in transition and not yet fully “home.” Given this transitory nature, such a dream may indicate the need for a temporary respite in order to consider being more authentic with regard to your identity.
If the dwelling is dilapidated, as in an inexpensive motel, then you may be experiencing downward movement in the area of abundance.
If the hotel is grand and lavish, you may be preparing yourself for an increase in abundance. Hotel rooms can also be connected to both sexuality and mortality, as they are often used in life for sexual encounters and suicides. Hotel-room sex could indicate a self-investigation that involves looking at an area of your sexual expression.
If the latter image is present, ask yourself what part of you may need to commit suicide (be sacrificed) so that the rest of you can move forward with your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are about to take a vacation, your dream may simply reflect your excitement at the thought of the holiday. But if you are not going on holiday, the dream implies that you have reached a transitional stage in your life and the dream hotel mirrors how you feel about this change of circumstances. Perhaps you have recently moved to a new area, or a relationship has broken up and you are adjusting to your new single status. Was the hotel a bright, uplifting place or was it depressing and dirty? All these details will help you with the interpretation. Bear in mind, too, that hotels, although advertized as home from homes, are in fact impersonal places run by others—so do you yearn for anonymity or do you dread losing your identity? If the hotel has a gymnasium, this suggests challenges, finding ways to gain new skills, or concerns about your physical health and well-being.
If you were in a public house or bar in your dream, this suggests the sociable, easy-going side of yourself, as a bar or pub presents an arena in which you can overcome your inhibitions.
If there was a jovial atmosphere, this can suggest a wish to be less isolated in waking life or a new, optimistic approach to life. If, however, there was a brawl, this can suggest repressed emotions boiling over into anger. Drunkenness also suggests loss of control, a desire to forget the past, or an avoidance rather than a facing of emotions. An inn is like a pub, but with the difference that it offers a place to sleep overnight. It also suggests a more tranquil, rural environment, perhaps pointing to your desire to deal with repressed impulses from the unconscious in a secure, secluded environment. (For dreams of restaurants and canteens, see also FOOD AND DRINK.)... The Element Encyclopedia
• Its appearance suggests you need time out to relax and get off the fast track. Hotels can also relate to public perceptions of us as they’re places where we’re on show.
• Explore your immediate social circle and decide if it’s time for a change and a chance to meet new people.
• Dream hotels suggest a desire to try new things and celebrate being truly yourself for a while away from daily responsibilties.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
See also Flowers, Plant(s), Fruit, Vegetable(s).... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A good deal depends on the Ferns and Flowers seen.... Mystic Dream Book
It is a bad omen to have your Photograph taken. ... Mystic Dream Book
Cloned ideas or lacking originality- in your approaches.
The loss of value or appeal because of having been overexposed to one person, object, or situation repeatedly. Just as a child with candy, there can be too much of a good thing.... The Language of Dreams
2. Image of the world, an event or self-image, depending on the subject.
3. A feeling that a possible deception is approaching.
4. Rivals may vie for the affections of dear ones. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To look at a photograph of someone else indicates jealousy on your part.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream about a photograph of your lover, you are warned that he is not giving you his total loyalty, even though he acts trustworthy.
If the photograph is of your family, you aren’t getting their full support on something that’s important to you.
If you dream of photographs featuring people you don’t recognize, this foretells uncomfortable confessions about something you have done.
If you were the one taking photos in your dream, this symbolizes your need to hold on to a feeling, or an image of yourself, from a point in your life that’s now in the past. Also see “Baby Pictures” and “Photo Album.”... My Dream Interpretation
The dream may be calling attention to past events and reminding you that you are making the same errors all over again. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The dream may be pointing out the past and reminding you that you are making the same errors all over again.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If the photographs are not familiar to you, your dream may have been signifying an aspect of yourself or your sense of direction in waking life. Was the photo clear or out of focus? This may signify how certain or uncertain you are of your attitudes.
If you were taking the photograph, this suggests that you feel in control of your daily life.
If you were studying a negative or are in a photographic darkroom, this suggests negativity in your daily life but you may also simply be waiting to see what will develop.
If the photos come to life, this suggests the living influence of past experience and your continuing involvement in what the picture depicts. Talking photos suggests that you need to remember or take notice of someone or something in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A reluctance to let go of sometimes false perceptions.
3. A need or desire to control or understand memories or situations, perhaps alter them in ways that make them less painful. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To be given a photograph of oneself would indicate that we need to be taking an objective view of situations round us or perhaps of ourselves within that situation. We need to stand back and look very clearlv at what is going on.
2- Obviously photographs represent memories, past occasions, perhaps past difficulties.
To be looking at photographs of someone from the past is to be looking at that person’s qualities perhaps bringing them forward into our own lives - and making use of those same qualities within.
3- Photographs in dreams can be used to represent a spiritual need to understand the past.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Memories that may have gotten pushed aside, but need to surface now to help you better understand or cope with a specific situation or individual.
[f the photograph itself isn’t familiar, look to see what it contains and review those emblems herein. In this case, it may be a snapshot from the subconscious or I Iigher Self of something that you need to know and remember in the days ahead.... The Language of Dreams
To be looking at photographs of someone from the past is to be looking at that person’s qualities – perhaps bringing them forward into our own lives – and making use of those same qualities within. In magical work a photograph is used as a representation of someone else and can have this meaning in dreams, rather than dreaming about the person concerned.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be given a photograph of oneself would indicate that we need to be taking an objective view of situations round us or perhaps of ourselves within that situation. We need to stand back and look very clearly at what is going on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are developing photos, this suggests discovering hidden talents or abilities.
If you are looking at family photos or an album, this refers to an appreciation of past influences in your life.
If the photo is of yourself, this suggests you need to take an objective look at yourself, especially if you are given the photo in your dream. You need to stand back and see clearly.
If the photo is of someone you know, perhaps you need to look at that person’s qualities and make use of those qualities yourself.
If the photos in your dreams come to life, this indicates your continuing involvement in what the picture depicts, or that the past as a whole is still influencing you.
If you are taking a photograph, this suggests that you need to remember or take notice of something.
If you are using a camera in your dreams, this might suggest that you need to remember what is important in your life and perhaps take more notice of certain situations or people. You may have noticed something out of the ‘corner of your eye’, but not yet have processed it into waking consciousness.
If you are being filmed or having your picture taken, you need to take a careful look at your thoughts and responses to certain situations.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you receive the photograph of your lover, you are warned that he is not giving you his undivided loyalty, while he tries to so impress you.
For married people to dream of the possession of other persons’ photographs, foretells unwelcome disclosures of one’s conduct.
To dream that you are having your own photograph made, foretells that you will unwarily cause yourself and others’ trouble. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Taking motion pictures in a dream predicts that any love affair in which you are at present interested will come to a happy culmination.... The Complete Dream Book
See also Camera.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is important what is being assembled, and in what way.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A picture of a relative or friend falling off the wall for no reason: illness or even the death of that person. Seeing pictures of your deceased parents or friends: freedom from an unpleasant situation soon.
The picture of a child, a woman, or friend: you will soon receive some new information.
Depth Psychology: Seeing a picture of people that are part of your immediate world often is a challenge to try to get to know them better. Sometimes we see pictures of people in a dream before we have even met them. Seeing ones own picture/photo in a dream is a symbol of what we know and what we think about ourselves.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that a preacher shoots you, signifies that you will be annoyed by some friend advancing views condemnatory to those entertained by yourself. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If someone else is shot, that person is being punished for some shameful action. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1. Out of the “starting gate” like a shot.
2. Fear of wars, as in Helmet, or more generally, fear of aggression. See Explosion, Lightning, Marksman / Hunter, Fireworks, Shooting.
In classical depth psychology, a sexual image: emission / ejaculation dream, sexual aggression. It can symbolize the aggressor as well as the victim. This aggression is not necessarily negative, because it can also express sexual freedom, reaching the goal (gratification, orgasm).
Folklore: Illness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you get shot, you will be annoyed by a nasty person.
If you hear the sound of shooting in your dream, this means that selfishness will be the cause of unhappiness between you and someone you love. Also see “Gun”.... My Dream Interpretation
1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.
2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.
To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.
3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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
The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable. See Pistol, Revolver, etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A slingshot in a dream also means removal of a guardian from his office, or recovering from drug addiction, or it may represent a messenger. Using a slingshot to cast stones at others in a dream also means rightly invoking a strong curse on them.
If one sees a woman using a slingshot to throw stones at him in a dream, it means sorcery or witchcraft.
A slingshot in a dream also denotes just and harsh words. Holding a slingshot and preparing to shoot in a dream represents one’s strength and determination to say something just and true.
If one carries a slingshot but adoes not use it to cast stones in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Suppressing one’s anger)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are merry or in merry company signifies a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs; but again, it could also be compensatory wish-fulfillment. To feel peace in your dream indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It also suggests that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm. To dream that you have pride denotes that you need to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You may soon be challenged. To dream that you are tipsy signifies your carefree nature and jovial disposition. To see others tipsy in your dream denotes that you need to be careful as to choice of friends, as their actions or words may reflect on your own character.
That Loving Feeling... The Element Encyclopedia