You dream that you are lost, desperately trying to find your way home. No matter which direction you take, you never manage to find the right road and nobody you meet can help you. Often this dream indicates that you want a more fulfilling job or a different lifestyle but you have no idea how to proceed.
If you come to a crossroads and don’t know which way to take, it may mean that in waking life you are faced with several choices. You have to make a decision but don’t know what to base it on.
Your destination sometimes provides a clue to the meaning of the dream. Perhaps you are trying to get back to a place where you used to have happy times. This suggests that your current lifestyle is unsatisfactory. If you are looking for a place you associate with your youth the dream implies concerns about growing older.
Being lost in a place that feels dangerous reflects feelings of unease about a current situation. The dream is a warning that someone or something is posing a threat to your well-being.
Dreams about being lost have special significance if you’re middle- aged or elderly. The further you progress along your journey through life, the more essential it becomes to reassess your values and your priorities. Otherwise the more spiritual side of your nature remains unfulfilled so that, at a deeper level, you feel ‘lost’.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do / feel unfulfilled?
If you find your job meaningless, career counselling could help you to identify both your innate abilities and the skills you’ve acquired through experience. It would also galvanize you into finding a more satisfying way of using them. Ifyou need to reassess your entire lifestyle, you could benefit from the services of a life coach.
Am I faced with several choices?
Your dilemma is offering you the chance to sort out your priorities, consulting your heart as well as your head. What do you most want from life? Which of the available choices would be most likely to help you get it? If you still feel confused, then why not follow a path that will make you feel glad to be alive?
Do I tend to live in the post?
The more you cling to the past, the less meaningful your life will seem. You need to find a way of rekindling your enthusiasm, perhaps by injecting some fresh stimulus into your life. This could mean finding the courage to do something you’ve always longed to do but lacked the confidence to try.
Do / long to find my ‘spiritual home’?
Your dream is urging you to embark on a quest for self-knowledge and find a more authentic way of being. This means turning your attention within, perhaps through meditation or prayer. Spiritual counselling or psychotherapy can also help you to get in touch with your inner world and find your ‘inner home’, a state in which you feel emotionally and spiritually fulfilled.
A builder is a father figure in dreams; this is because he is a typically male figure working on the house, which represents the self. He can be a reminder of the important influence of your father in your life.
Dreams of carpenters and architects represent that side of yourself that is creative but practical at the same time. Engineers fix things for us in waking life and in your dream they may represent a friend or advisor who is helping you manage destructive emotions. The engineer is also a symbol of the desire to impose order over emotional chaos in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Opening up yourself and letting out all the accumulated knowledge and experience stored within.
Getting past a tough barrier to gain something with substantial sustenance. This includes breaching any obstacles you’ve placed between yourself and the world, or those behind which other people hide (see Armor).... The Language of Dreams
Finding a can opener may represent that you have discovered an important tool for cpening up someone to your way ol thinking. Difficulty in opening a can may comment on difficulties in discovering the right ingredients to living a fulfilled life, or that you feel frustrated, or that you are unable to open up to someone else.
A carpenter in a dream represents a teacher or an educator. Seeing a carpenter in a dream also means curbing off the intentions of hypocrites and obliging them to comply with what is correct. Constructing a canoe in a dream means travels. Building a water-wheel in a dream means profits from real estate, building a mill in a dream means disputes. Fixing a door latch in a dream means marriage or children. Building a plow in a dream means farming.
(Also see Construction worker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The creative but practical part of us; the side of us which tends to create with old ideas and attitudes (the wood) but which perhaps is not very radical; sometimes the self. See Christ under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The appearance of a carpenter in a dream may suggest that you arc ready to build something new in your life or make an addition to your present plan for the future. He may come to help you make some changes in your thinking patterns in order to construct a new attitude about yourself or your life.
A carpenter may appear to represent Jesus and his salvation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream about being a carpenter suggests that you are dealing with difficulties. On the contrary, it also indicates that you should alter your way of thinking or change the way you behave.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a carpenter symbolize your ability to take life into your own hands and create your life the way you want it to be. Generally these dreams are calling you to enjoy fully the abundance that surrounds you. Consider the feeling tone of this dream, it may be showing you that you are hammering, controlling and pushing too hard to get the results you desire.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a carpenter, or dream that you are a carpenter, is a very good dream symbol. It implies that you are confronting and overcoming your obstacles, and that you will have love, respect and happiness.... My Dream Interpretation
To exercise a carpenter’s job, good manual skills as well as some artistic sensitivity are needed. The dream is telling you to enhance these qualities in order to progress.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of being co-dependent symbolize insecurity, low -esteem, and that you are allowing your disempowering beliefs to injure you and/or the other people you with whom you are entangled. This dream is alerting you to cultivate your own sense of self, boundaries, authenticity, -respect, and faith in your higher power.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Lactate; Milk) If a pregnant woman witnesses the protein rich fluid that is secreted for few days after giving birth in a dream, it means her deliverance, or a childbirth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Ifone finds a lost object in his dream, or ifhe does something that earns him a reward in a dream, this will represent his loyalty, fulfillment of his promises, protecting his friendships and striving for lawful earnings.
(Also see Finding something)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Jung, Hadfield and several other dream researchers believe the dream process is linked with homoeostasis or self regulation (see Man and His Symbols, Jung; Dreams and Nightmares, Hadfield; Mind and Movement, Crisp). This means that the process underlying dream production helps keep psychological balance, just as homoeostasis keeps body functions balanced. Put bluntly, dreams are said to compensate for conscious attitudes and personality traits. So the coldly intellectual man would have dreams expressive of feelings and the irrational, as pan of a compensatory process; the ascetic might dream of sensuous pleasures; and the lonely unloved child dreams of affection and comfon. Although dreams can be seen as self regulatory, this narrower view of compensation is only seen in a few dreams. See computers and dreams; sleep movements; science and dreams; sleep walking. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If your life is particularly difficult, you may have a dream in which you feel blissfully carefree and happy.
If you are feeling lonely and unloved, you may have a dream in which you are making love. Many dream analysts describe these night-time idylls as wish-fulfillment compensatory dreams. In classic Freudian theory, dreams are thought to be vehicles for wish-fulfillment. In dreams, the dreamer can develop and satisfy complex wishes and desires that would not be allowed to seep through to consciousness in waking life. Although this theory can be quite complicated, put simply it suggests that dreams reflect your unconscious desires. For example, if you are having financial problems, you may dream of winning the lottery.
If you are worn out after weeks of hard work, you may dream of sunning yourself on a beach without a care in the world.
If you are worried about the way you look, you may dream of being a supermodel.
Bear in mind, though, that compensatory wish-fulfillment is just one explanation for uplifting dreams; the meaning of your dream will always remain personal to you. However much a dream may appear to be wish-fulfillment, it is still important to consider its many layers of meaning. Jung’s theories about alchemy may also help you understand feelings of both intense joy and of sadness in your dreams.
In his classic 1944 text Psychology and Alchemy, Jung concluded that the ancient tradition of alchemy could help us make sense of a universally valid truth—that one becomes aware of new meanings within the unconscious by seeing them mirrored in the world around us. This is the psychological phenomenon of projection—the placing of unknown and unfulfilled desires onto other people and things—a process Jung believed was often at work in dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Abandoned; Discarded item; Lost item; Gleanings) Finding something abandoned or discarded or lost in a dream means receiving a precious gift from an employee or a servant one will treasure, or it could mean receiving a cheap item one cares to keep, receiving an inheritance, or it could mean begetting a blessed son.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Searching, wandering aimlessly, or getting lost symbolizes your present emotional state. You are looking for the right path—in matters of love as well as in other situations. Have you made a decision to go either Left or Right? Getting lost in the Fog or Darkness means you are ignoring the sympathy offered by a valuable person. Getting lost in the woods: See Forest.
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of independence symbolize that you are finding your own voice, exploring your unique expression apart from your family, tribe, and discovering autonomy from your intimate relationships. You are realizing that you are free to create the life you desire.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of interdependence denote autonomy, mutuality, and the balance of your inner masculine and feminine energies. You desire to co-create a successful and long-lasting partnership whereby the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. See Co-op.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomizes the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion and perhaps a sense of rejection. This may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clear decisions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To lose something in a dream may mean that we have forgotten matters that could be important. This may be an opportunity, a friend or a way of thought that has previously sustained us.
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Getting lost) If a man of knowledge sees himself lost in a dream, it means that he will benefit people with his knowledge, that his teachings will spread widely and that he will be remembered for a long time after he dies. Getting lost in a dream also means bad luck.
If one loses a garment or a house in a dream, it means extra expenses, repairs, or taxes he will pay for his property. Ifone is stripped of his entire wardrobe in a dream, it means that he will avoid an evil and a costly incident.
(Also see Wandering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Being lost depicts confusion, loss of motivation or ability to make clear decisions. Sometimes suggests issues in your life have arisen and not been noticed and you are being negatively influenced, in which case consider the environment in which you are lost. Lost in unknown place: it suggests you are in a new area of experience, a new situation or period of your life. You need to take stock calmly and get your bearings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To have lost something in a dream may mean that we have forgotten matters which could be important. This may be an opportunity, a friend or a way of thought which has previously sustained us.
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.
2- To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion on whatever level is depicted in the dream. It may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clcar decisions.
3- The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomises the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of feeling lost denote that you are venting out feelings of insecurity and powerlessness while you are in the midst of a transition or transformation. Keep in mind that it is typical and healthy to feel unfamiliar, awkward, or out of your element as you integrate into your next level of evolution. Or perhaps you are lost because you’ve not taken the high road. This dream may be a message to rethink your steps, and travel mindfully from this point forward. See Abandon.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the dreamer is lost, there is a department in his life in which he has “lost his way.” Look to other symbols in the dream to judge which department this is.
If in the dream he finds his way, all should be well. But if he awakens before he finds himself, he should probably seek outside help with regard to the matter in question.
If an object is lost, or a beloved friend or pet, the dreamer needs to assess what that object or being, and the loss thereof, means to him.
For example: A dream of losing one’s wallet could mean fear of financial loss. Look to other symbols in the dream to find ways to avoid what one fears. Astrological parallels: Neptune, Pisces Tarot parallel: The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream that you are lost, you may be feeling worried and insecure about the path you are taking in life. Or, you may be trying to adjust and get accustomed to a new situation in which the rules and conditions are ever changing.
If you dream that someone else is lost, you have unresolved feelings about the person that is lost.... My Dream Interpretation
Being lost in a dream can reflect feelings of being “lost” and confused in everyday life. Being unclear about which direction to go in life. Also note certain idioms to which the dream may be alluding, such as “making up for lost time,” “lost for words,” or “lost in the shuffle.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams in which you are lost link with feelings of confusion, lack of direction or conflict. The dream environment in which you are lost will define what the confusion or conflict is about. Sometimes this lost feeling arises because there are issues or changes in your life that you have not acknowledged or do not want to acknowledge.
If you have this dream, ask yourself in what sense you have lost your way. Have you lost your identity, are you confused about your career goals or unable to make clear decisions? Do you feel as if you have no direction in life? Identifying the problem area and considering your options should help you get right back on track. In spiritual terms, you do not know what you are looking for until you find it and the search for lost objects represents the search for enlightenment. Some psychologists believe that dreams about being lost may also signify a new beginning as they express the anxiety of leaving behind the old and familiar.
Dreams in which you are lost in a maze or labyrinth are classic symbols of difficulty or confusion in various areas of your life. Dreams in which someone else is lost represent issues or feelings regarding that person that are unresolved; they can also indicate a lost opportunity. Consider also whether there are aspects of the person you have dreamed you have lost within your own self. Perhaps you need to recapture and re-acknowledge those aspects. To dream of losing your partner is a common dream for people in long-term relationships, showing that you are exploring their possible death. It is not a prediction, only an awareness of a situation that may or may not occur whilst you are still alive or together with them. Dreams in which you are happily wandering alone in a desert, forest or unknown land may be prompted by feelings that the source of all your problems lies outside yourself. Your dreaming mind is urging you to look within for the answers.... The Element Encyclopedia
In these extremely common dreams, you are lost and feeling desperate. You may be buried alive or locked in a cage. Or you dream of not being able to move; you are powerless to scream or breathe. Such dreams may occur when you feel confusion or conflict about how to act in waking life. The images are influenced by biological roots and experiences. Feeling trapped or unable to move also mirrors what occurs to the large muscles of the body during normal REM sleep, when they are paralyzed to prevent the body from acting out dreams. Such dreams could reflect frustrations in waking life, such as feeling trapped in a relationship or a deadend job. The flip side to such dreams is a dream of discovering new spaces; you may open a door in your home to find a new room or find something new in the neighborhood. These dreams occur usually when you feel that an aspect of your life is opening up.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a woman to dream she has lost her wedding-ring, signifies she has but small love for her husband; but if she dreams she has found it again, it is a sign her love is not wholly lost And if a man dream of losing his shoes, and then his feet are bare, if he be of a sanguine complexion, it signifies be shall meet with reproaches, especially if be dreams it in the first day of the new moon.... The Complete Dream Book
Your dream suggests a preoccupation with lack and limitation, for we are usually looking for something that we already have.
The feeling of searching for something important and being unable to find it is challenging enough when it happens in life. In the language of symbols, it also taps into a deep fear shared by all people: the elusive search for meaning that all of us have to face from time to time in our lives. On the face of it, a dream of searching for a lost object has a primary purpose of helping us relieve stress so we can wake up the next day and face our day-to-day lives with greater psychic balance. This is the purpose of all recurring dreams of this nature.
If you have this dream on a regular basis, it may simply be a convenient way for your unconscious to process the pressures of everyday living. What it is that you are searching for should be your first consideration. Your personal associations with this object will reveal what you sense is currently elusive. When in doubt, ask yourself, “What does this thing do, or what is it for?” Keys represent your access to the various compartments of your life. Your wallet connects you to abundance and the ability to meet your needs in the world.
A more personal or specific item should be viewed through whatever meaning you assign to it.
If there is no specific thing that you are searching for or you do not know what it is that you have lost, the dream may be pointing to a free-floating sense of being inadequately prepared for some situation in your life. Where you are looking offers the next shade of meaning. Your own home connects to your personal sense of self. Any other environment should be used to guide you; where you feel that something has been lost may be telling you that a certain area of your life has left you feeling incomplete.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
In this dream, you are out somewhere and suddenly discover you have lost your purse or wallet and start to panic. You may try to retrace your steps but can’t find it and the problem gets worse when you realize you have also lost your keys and money. The loss of a dream purse or wallet suggests that change is occurring in your life and you are experiencing it largely with a sense of loss, confusion and even as a threat to your being. Your dreaming mind is urging you to reconnect with the things in life that bring you reassurance and joy, and to look towards the future with optimism instead of panic.... The Element Encyclopedia
The act of opening something symbolizes the arrival of a new influence in your lives. Perhaps, you will feel very inspired or have new ideas. Depending on the context, it may symbolize an open door that offers the possibility of entering, leaving, or changing a given situation. It could express: leaving confinement, entering into a desired situation, or leaving behind pleasant things and people. In this sense, it is also good to ask yourself if you are truly influenced by the spiritual or, if you always opt for the easy way out.
If it is a door opening, it tells you your enemies will slander you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Pencil; Tongue) In a dream, a pen represents knowledge, learning, a child, a tradesman, or commanding what is good and forbidding what is evil.
If a tradesman or a craftsman sees a pen in his dream, it means that he will be successful in his trade, or that he will preside over people of the same trade.
If a tradesman earns something with a pen, or writes an invoice with it in a dream, it means that he will be protected from poverty through his trade.
If a writer sees himself carrying a pen, or holding a paper, or an inkwell in a dream, it also means having a source of income, protection against poverty, earning one’s livelihood from writing, or from working under someone in authority.
A pen in a dream also represents one’s manager, his controller, a cosigner, a witness in an agreement, entering into a marriage agreement, or it could represent an intelligent son who will become a famous writer. Owning a pen or receiving a one as a gift in a dream means acquiring knowledge. Then, if one proceeds to write with it in his dream, it means receiving an appointment, or occupying a position of authority. Looking at a pen one is holding in his hand and seeing another pen laying beside him in a dream denotes having a half brother, or if one’s mother is pregnant, it means that she will deliver a new son.
A pen in a dream also means a guarantee.
If one’s wife is pregnant, then if he sees a pen laying beside an inkwell in his dream, it means that she will beget a son. Holding a pen in a dream also means making an oath. Ifone’s pen is broken or scratched in a dream, it will reflect on his business, trade and livelihood. Moistening a pen from an inkwell in a dream means committing a sin.
A pen in a dream also represents virtues by which one is known, or it could mean complying with a courtjudgement, or signing a court order, or it could represent a scholar, ajudge, one’s tongue, a sword, one’s penis, a railway, generosity, abundance, humankind, one’s confidant, or winning victory over one’s enemy.
If one’s pen looks in good condition in the dream, it means that one’s oath or covenant is true. Otherwise, a defective pen in a dream represents a false oath, or a biased agreement. Apen in a dream also meanslongevity and prosperity.
Pens in a dream signify self-expression, communication and news from a distance. Also, consider the phrase, “the the pen is mightier than the sword.” If you broke or damaged the pen or it went dry, this is a warning that you are endangering your reputation by associating with people of questionable character.... My Dream Interpretation
As one would expect pens in a dream signify news from a distance; if you broke or damaged the point or the pen went dry, you are being warned that you are endangering your reputation by associating with people of questionable character.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Any writing implement relates to the act of self-expression.
A pen is an almost outdated object that harkens back to a slower form of communication from an earlier time. It makes an indelible mark and so relates to the expression of thoughts that you cannot take back.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Having a pen or a pencil in your dream may be symbolic of your need to communicate with yourself or others. Our ability to communicate through written language is a vitally important and necessary part of life. When we take our pen and write a check to pay bills, it can still be considered a form of communication! Writing is a form of self-expression, provides us with another way to think and express our thoughts. Dreams with writing tools in them, may be an encouragement for you to write and communicate. Whether you need to communicate with yourself or others, in private or professional life, is up to you to determine. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The ability to transcribe and translate spiritual knowledge into recognizable images and to keep a record of that information is a necessary part of personal development. Such records and especially the ability to keep a journal are an invaluable part of dream recording.
Dreaming of a pen or pencil may also suggest that we could attempt automatic or inspired writing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If a pen or pencil appears in a dream we are expressing or recognizing the need to communicate with other people.
If the pen will not work we do not understand information we have been given.
If we cannot find a tool to write with we do not have enough information to proceed with an aspect of our lives. You may also wish to consult the entries for ink, inspire, paper / parchment and writing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: A penalty is in normal parlance a fine levied for a misdemeanour.
It is a punishment imposed by others, often our peers, and will have this meaning in dreams. We will have upset someone without necessarily being prepared to take the consequences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of pencils, denotes favorable occupations.
For a young woman to write with one, foretells she will be fortunate in marriage, if she does not rub out words; in that case, she will be disappointed in her lover. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a young woman should be given a pencil in a dream and should recognize the giver, she will do well to avoid that person’s company because no friendship can exist between them.
A maiden who writes a note whiíe dreaming will have a most desirable lover.
If the point of the pencil breaks as she writes, she must look to some future sudden parting with her sweetheart.
Should she dream that she erases the words, there is an indication that her love affair will be one that she wishes to forget.
A young man who sees himself in a dream writing large letters with a heavy, black lead pencil will find an easy path to a successful love ail air and a fortunate business career.... The Complete Dream Book
To see a pencil in your dream is generally good luck. However, this dream can also suggest that a certain relationship won’t last long.
To dream of sharpening a pencil, whether it is you or someone else doing the sharpening, suggests that you need to be more flexible in your way of thinking. Listen to what others have to say and don’t be so quick to reject their views and opinions. Also see “Pencil Case” and “Pencil Crayons”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
Good health, good luck, and the time to enjoy them is the message in a dream featuring pencils, and this applies even if your dream involved having to sell them.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This is a dream that’s of special interest for those who do creative activities, because it is a symbol of self-expression. To see yourself writing down or drawing something indicates the desire to collect scattered ideas, to order them and shape them into new projects. Sometimes what is written or drawn is a key to completing a real task.
If in the dream, the pencil or pen you are using does not write, it means someone will accuse you of immorality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This is a dream about communication that is changeable or impermanent.
A pencil symbolically connects with communication issues.
The fact that they are erasable adds an element of impermanence to the meaning and therefore a lack of commitment. By varying the pressure applied with a pencil, you can create different shades of gray, which implies a level of subtlety and textural meaning to the communication represented by this symbol in a dream.
If you are using a pencil so that errors can be fixed, you may be dreaming about a desire to undo something not aligned with your original intention. Look to areas in your life where you are struggling to be clear and accurate. Also consider your integrity with regard to recent communication. With a pencil, you can erase a statement you wish you hadn’t made.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are carrying or using a pencil case suggests you are keeping secrets.
If you dream of dropping or losing your pencil case, this signifies loss of power and control of possessions. It may also suggest that you feel like you’re losing touch with the “real” you.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of pencil crayons (colored pencils) represents some childhood memories, or a period of time where you were more carefree. This dream is also symbolic of your creativity. You may need to think “outside the lines” and explore more unconventional thoughts and ways of doing things, in order to achieve your goals. Look up the specific colors of the crayons for added meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
(Blade) A pencil sharpener in a dream represents a good son who is envied by people. Seeing a pencil sharpener in a dream means that one will be gifted with such a beautiful son. In a dream, a pencil sharpener also represents a writer or an author. Ifone sees himself holding a pencil sharpener in a dream, it means reconciliation with a woman with whom he has been separated for sometime.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a pendulum represent that you are seeing things in black and white, good and bad, and right and wrong. Your dream may be showing you that it is ok to go to extremes before you find your balance, but that ultimately, the middle road is the road of wisdom.
If you dream of using the pendulum to communicate with a spirit guide, then this is about your desire for higher direction.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: A pendulum in dreams may be a symbol of indecision, swinging from one course of action to another. It may also suggest the oscillation between two states of emotion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In the dream image of an old-fashioned clock, a pendulum can signify outdated ideas. It can also suggest that a period of time must pass before a plan is allowed to come to fruition. On its own a pendulum signifies a swing between two polarities; if it comes to rest in our dream we have resolved a dilemma.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A sudden change of plans will upset your regular routine if you dreamed of a pendulum; however, if you can manage to accept the change without a display of undue anxiety, it will prove to be ultimately beneficial.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Balance your life, as you are swinging from one extreme to the other in emotion and thought. Get out of the action-reaction pattern through meditation; observe self and others without getting caught in all the games.... The Dream Books Symbols
To see a pendulum in your dream represents your desire to be closer or more intimate with someone. The dream may also indicate that you are feeling emotionally touched by some situation or by someone. To see the back-and-forth swinging of a pendulum suggests that you are experiencing some conflict or difficulty; It might also suggest that you are confused about making an important decision in your life and that you may be afraid of change. People around you are anxiously awaiting your decision but your dreaming mind is urging you to take your time and not make rash or hasty decisions.... The Element Encyclopedia
Any article that penetrates or pierces another, such as a knife or laser beam, signifies that the normal boundaries and limitations by which we live are illusions when viewed from a spiritual perspective.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: In today’s world people tend to view penetration from a purely sexual viewpoint. In dreams it usually signifies getting to the heart of a matter. Any pointed object represents male sexuality but can also be interpreted in the above manner.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Inherent in the idea of penetration is a piercing of defences and this meaning is one which arises frequently in dreams. When we are feeling particularly vulnerable or at risk, dreams such as of castle walls being penetrated can occur.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Myths and fairy tales often give information that resonates in dreams. Women and men exploring their sexuality or their need for partnership can have dreams that highlight both penetration of a sexual nature and that of personal space. Consulting the entries for castle, dagger, knife and sex / sexual images might help with further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The penguin is an interesting earth-bound bird that lives in and around the ocean. As a dream symbol it may represent concrete thinking, feelings of being burdened by unwanted emotions, lethargy, and a need to achieve balance. Think about your dream and see if any of these ideas are relevant to you. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that the penguin indicates that your problems are not as serious as you may think them to be.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If swimming in water, this represents free movement through your dreams. Anticipate more frequent dreams, as well as those with increased detail.
A penguin has wings, but does not fly. These actually help them steer through the water. So, if you’ve been trying to “fly” in a specific situation that seems to be going nowhere, consider an alternative tact, using your given talents and insight as a guide.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of a penguin represents your magnification of a seemingly petty concern. This is a prompt for you to keep your composure and guard your objectivity. On the other hand, a penguin implies that you feel let down by your feelings. You need to bring equilibrium and peace to your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
This funny earth- bound bird in your dream is telling you that your problems are not as serious as you believe, and if you keep your cool, they will melt away.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Penguins are symbols of adaptability, but they can also represent stupidity or coldness in a relationship. They could be a sign that your problems are not as serious as you may think and that you need to keep your cool and remain levelheaded.... The Element Encyclopedia
The male sex organ is symbolic of fertility, power, and energy. Your gender and sexual orientation play a part when interpreting this dream. Are you dealing with issues of sexual orientation, power, or aggression? Answering these questions will enable you to interpret your dream. See also: Sex... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
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
As the symbol of masculine power, a penis on a woman in a dream may mention the power of her masculine aspect and her androgyny.
A small penis may suggest that the man has little power or virility and thus is wimpy. Having your penis exposed in a dream may comment on your preoccupation with sex or with power... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a penis represent masculine power. Dreams of an erect penis represent virility, potency, sexuality, strength and a feeling of being competent in the world, and capable of producing and manifesting your creative ventures.
If the penis is limp, then this represents feelings of powerlessness and emasculation.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A penis may be straightforwardly sexual; or may symbolize power of energy: sexual, spiritual or cosmic. (In religious iconography the erect phallus symbolizes either divine fecundating energy present in the cosmos and emanating from some immanent but indescribable Ultimate Reality, or the spiritualizing of sexual energy by the disciplined yogi.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It’s not very frequent that the form of the penis itself appears in a dream. Normally it appears camouflaged under phallic objects. The clear appearance of this masculine organ is such a conclusive sexual affirmation that if it provokes fear or distress, the dreamer should reflect on their attitude toward sexuality. (See PHALLUS) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The universal symbol of the male, the penis represents energy, vital force, sexual power, and fertility. One’s sexual energy or matters of orientation may be at issue, depending upon the gender of the dreamer. (See also Genitals).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
(Cent; Money) For a pregnant woman, pennies in a dream represent a son, or a sign of gratitude, prayers and remembrance of God, or they could mean assaulting someone, or beating him.
If one receives pennies in a stack in a dream, it means that someone will place a trust with him. Pennies in a dream also mean talking.
If they look new, the conversation will be meaningful. Pennies in a dream also mean solving someone’s problem, or performing one’s prayers. Counting pennies in a dream means valuing one’s deeds. Nickels, dimes, quarters, halves, or other coins or tokens in a dream represent worldly gains and prosperity.lfpennies are tied to one’s wrist in a dream, they represent his livelihood. Owing money in a dream means that one will be summoned to testify in a court of justice.
If his pennies are old, chipped, or broken in the dream, they denote a faltering faith. Losing a penny in a dream means wasting time and money, or wasting one’s words, or advisingan ignorant person who will not heed his advice.
If one’s pennies carry the picture of a person in a dream, it means that both the carrier and the one who mints these pennies are innovators. Broken pennies in half in a dream represent an enmity that cannot be healed. Receiving money in a dream is better than giving it.
If one’s actual liquid asset turns into pennies in a dream, it means insolvency or bankruptcy. Ifone’s little money grow in a dream, it means prosperity.
(Also see Cent; Money)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a penny symbolize good luck, and that blessings from unknown sources are coming to you like pennies from heaven. Alternatively, a penny can represent a lack mentality. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its meaning for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see pennies in your dream symbolizes luck, especially if they are shiny. Do not underestimate your talents and abilities. Dreams of pennies occasionally represent a fear of being poor.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a pension signify money, resources, and energy that is constant and reliable. You are receiving the benefits of your hard work, labor and good karma that you accrued in the past.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The main message in a dream featuring a pension is security, and if you want to ensure yours, you must pay closer attention to your own plans and interests and make your own decisions in that context.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
In dreamland, pensions are generally associated with aging or old age, so if you had a dream in which you were collecting your pension or setting up a pension, your dreaming mind may be urging you to do just that.
If you received your pension payout in your dreams, pay attention to how you felt about it. Did you feel delighted or lost? The answer will tell you not just about your attitude to aging, but about your attitude to work and whether you are working to live or living to work.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see a pentagram in your dream represents the connection of your spirit to the earth, air, fire, and water. These elements contribute to various aspect of your well-being.
For this reason, your dream may signify protection. However, if you dreamed of an upside-down pentagram, this is idenitied with evil. This dream signifies conflict, negativity, materialism and aggression.... My Dream Interpretation
The pentagram is a widely misunderstood symbol; it has its roots in Christianity but is often used in the media in an inverted shape to refer to elements of the evil side of the occult. Its pure meaning connects to the five senses and the experience of the human body. In early Christianity it connects to the five wounds suffered by Christ. In the Tarot, the pentagram connects with money and prosperity. Any of these meanings might be expressed by a dream that features this geometrical image.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This pictograph was used widely in the ancient world as a protective amulet, specifically to ward off the evil eye and malicious magic. On the dream plane, this may indicate that you sense some type of psychic or mundane threat to your well-being for which you should take proper precautions.
An emblem of the esoteric mysteries, and possibly the development of specific occult or magical abilities within. Note that the pentacle was often also called a wizard’s star or witch’s cross in the Middle Ages.
Among Gypsies and some earth-centered religions, the pentacle was an emblem of health and long life. This probably developed due to the natural pentacle formed by seeds when an apple is sliced in half.... The Language of Dreams
To dream that you are in a penthouse, represents the creative and spiritual aspect of yourself. You are looking at life from a new perspective and tapping into your highest potential. You may get further meanings under “Apartment” or “Condominium”... My Dream Interpretation
The screeching sound of a pen in a dream represents a writer, or writing on paper, or writing on a chalkboard. Such screeching in a dream also could represent the chalkboard itself, or teachers of various grades. As for most people, hearing the screeching of a pen in a dream means divulging secrets, or attacking people’s reputation in the process of attaining one’s selfish goals.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a sea-serpent symbolize the fear that unlocking your sexual desire will be unsafe, dangerous, or painful. This dream is a message for you to irrigate the murky waters of your unexpressed desires so you can find a healthy expression for your deeper longings.... Strangest Dream Explanations
As the seal can emerge from the water entirely and live on land, it is sometimes used to represent the emergence from the womb and the losses and gains associated with life. This is particularly so if you dream of a young or baby seal. In dream interpretation it therefore is associated with the emergence of instincts and intuition into your waking life. The otter indicates the recognition of inner spiritual joy, whilst the penguin suggests strong determination.... The Element Encyclopedia
A dream of temptation and of evil (Gypsy). Obviously the dream interpreters of modern times have accepted the Christian and Jewish symbolism, rather than that of more remote antiquity. Freud and Jung, however, revert to more primitive times and interpret this as an erotic dream. Raphael interprets the serpent dream as one of “a deadly enemy bent on your ruin; to kill one denotes success over your enemy.” The serpent was the ancient Egyptian symbol of wisdom and of the sun; curled in a circle it represented time without end; twisted around a staff, it denoted health. “More subtle thou art than any beast of the field” (Bible). ... The Fabric of Dream
Symbol: The serpent is a symbol of self-renewal and profound wisdom, and also of the dragon.
Vision: Seeing a serpent: be careful dealing with other people— somebody has it in for you—a healthy mistrust would be prudent.
If you are bitten by a serpent: avoid disagreements and don’t get involved in the affairs of others—both could have potentially harmful consequences. Are you trapped in an unhappy relationship? In a young girl’s dream, serpents frequently indicate a rear of the power of male sexuality. In the dream of a mature woman, the dream might indicate fear of a rival. In a man’s dream, seeing a serpent could mean that a woman wants to seduce him. It could also be a warning that a conniving woman is after him, or about false friends or deceitful people. In general, however, the serpent is a phallic symbol and being bitten by a serpent indicates repressed desires for sex and erotic pleasures, which will soon be more powerful than ever. Seeing a white serpent: you will receive either a wise or a secret message.
If a serpent is shedding its skin: you have grown beyond your limitations, because you have shed your timeworn existence and personality. Looking at the serpent of the caduceus (the symbol of physicians): your emotional conflicts will be healed. See Viper.
Depth Psychology: The serpent symbolizes psychic energy.
For women, it is a symbol of a fear of, as well as a desire for, male sexuality, though it can also be used as a weapon against the opposite sex. As a phallic symbol, the serpent might refer to temptation, seduction, and unbridled urges.
A white, yellow, or golden serpent means spiritual insight and experience; a red serpent stands for strong sexual needs; an orange-colored serpent refers to a combination of idealism, emotions, and sexuality; a blue serpent stands for religiosity; a violet serpent is a symbol of intellectual power; a green serpent promises emotional energies and budding hopes. In any case, the serpent awakens unconscious energies that influence your feelings, urges, and instincts, bringing them into awareness where they will shape your personality.
The serpent can and will greatly increase your self-knowledge.
It is a very important dream symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary
The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female, or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation.
It is the instinctive nature and equally is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed we come to terms with our own sexuality and sensuality and are able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies that become available. In a man’s dream a serpent or snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinity. In a woman’s dream the serpent may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the garden of eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery and also of temptation. Also consult the entry for snake in this section.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Serpents are one of the oldest figures that have a lot of symbolism. In general, they are associated with phalluses and pagan gods of fertility. Given that snakes live sliding across the ground, they are an emblem of caution of the land and of the dangers that guard the underground world. From a Christian perspective, they are a dark and sinful symbol that tempts men to gain knowledge. On the other hand, these animals could be your hidden fears or the start of a period of internal and external conflicts. In this last case, you will have to suffer unpleasant experiences. However, at the end you will gain wisdom that you would otherwise have been unable to reach in such a small period of time.
If you fall in a pit full of snakes, the dream represents the worries that are threatening you. Snakes, lastly, sometimes symbolize venomous words and insinuations from the people around you.
In the representation of the god Mercury (the symbol of the medical profession now) there appear interlaced snakes. For the Greeks, snakes had curative properties. In a similar manner, in India, the cobra is a divine figure of illumination and is associated with the god Shiva.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
See Ouroborus. In the lore of many cultures, this serpent laid the eggs out of which the cosmos grew. It points to the unconscious and the necessity to organize one’s energies. Here the dreamer is made aware of the importance of life’s energies and vitality (the Kundalini “serpent”), and it usually suggests that the dreamer pay more attention to physical drives and urges.
The Indian god Vishnu, after having concluded the creation of the world, rests on the back of the cosmic serpent and watches over the preservation of the cosmos.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of serpents, is indicative of cultivated morbidity and depressed surroundings. There is usually a disappointment after this dream. See Snakes and Reptiles.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The sharpener makes knives sharp, it gets weapons ready for combat. Its appearance in dreams can be interpreted as the approach of fights and disputes. However, it also has a positive meaning because it denotes security and preparedness to face difficult situations.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
See Poisonous Snake. More than anything else, this is a symbol of fear.
It is also often a sexual symbol, and a symbol of wholeness, transformation, and rebirth, as in Ouroboros.
A symbol of the dark feminine and deception, it also represents wisdom and cunning. Almost every woman dreams about serpents at least once in her life, which could mean fear of a rival or of the male gender.
The serpent stands for physical drives.
If something is not right in that area, snake dreams appear.
The image of the serpent may also refer to the “water of life,” since it comes from inside the earth where the healing springs originate.
The Caduceus, the staff of Aesculapius, a symbol of the healing arts, shows two serpents winding around it. In the sacred temple of Aesculapius, serpents crawled on the floor of the sleeping halls. They were said to induce healing dreams.
According to 2nd century dream interpreter Arte- midorus, dreaming about serpents indicates healing and the return to vitality.
It is also a symbol of immortality (shedding of the skin—rebirth).
The “Midgard-serpent” and the “Ferris wolf’ in Norse mythology threaten the gods as the world comes to an end.
The serpent is also the symbol for secret wisdom and the revelation of the hidden. Snakes are quick, attracted by fire and the birth of energy.
A snake steals from Gilgamesh (hero of the Sumerian epic) the herb of immortality, while he is taking a bath in a pond. In Greece, Gaia, the goddess of the earth, produces two half-serpents called Titans, who do battle with Zeus.
For the Gnostics of late antiquity, the serpent symbolized the dark, deep, and unfathomable side of God.
The serpent is also a symbol of Kundalini (the yogic life force). In ancient Greece, serpents were even honored publicly, because they were believed to be ghosts of the dead.
Snakes appear suddenly, out of the unknown, creating fear.
It is impossible to have a meaningful communication with them; they are secretive and fear-inducing, as is the unconscious. Their poison is sin, their wisdom transformation and deliverance. According to Early Christian imagination, when a snake was attacked, it would only protect its head.
According to Freud, a phallic symbol. According to Jung, the image of the snake means that something important is taking place in our unconscious; it may be dangerous or healing. See Eel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of spending money reflect your feelings and attitudes about abundance and financial flow.
If you feel stressed out about spending money, then you are venting out a lack mentality, and the illusion that there is a limited supply of money, love, health, creativity, solutions, ideas and good things for you here in this world.
If you are joyous as you spend money, then you are resonating with prosperity consciousness, aware that more is constantly being added unto you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This symbol may refer to the overindulgences in the dreamer’s waking life.
The dreamer may be concerned about the time they are spending in their work or in relationships, causing their quality of life to be less than desirable. Perhaps the dreamer should consider letting go—a little at a time—of some of the tension and repression they may be harboring.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream that you are suspended from school suggests that you are feeling guilty about something you have done in real life. Consider that you may be punishing yourself too harshly.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Being in suspended animation: repressed emotions have been temporarily lost from consciousness, but they will return and need your attention. In any case, begin changing harmful character attributes (let go of the old) and make room for new and positive attributes. See Death.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a woman, this dream signifies that she has misplaced her affections; for a man, it predicts an unexpected gain, especially if he lost his suspenders in his dream.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams