The past, what you have chosen to or want to forget —left behind; what one is unaware of, as talk behind one’s back, what has been learnt or dealt with. People behind dreamer: taking the lead in relationships, being decisive. Idioms: behind the scenes, behind the time; fall behind; put something behind me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
This dream, which typically occurs quite frequently, relates to leaving something behind and opening new horizons. In many cases, it indicates that you do not dare to face particular situation in which you have to take care of problems. However, if this flight gives you a feeling of joy it is a sign that there is hope for the future and for your psychological growth.
According to the oracles, an individual that dreams of escaping danger will soon have to face a major problem.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you wake up before being caught, eaten or beaten, you need to ask yourself what you need to wake up to. What are you missing or avoiding in waking life? Things won’t get better until you face up to them? Dreams about breaking free from jail, cages, ropes or shackles may point to a desire for release from a situation, such as a job that is causing stress. The elation surrounding dreams of leaving jail may suggest feelings about a new opportunity in our life. However, if no joy accompanies the liberation, this could suggest anxiety about the challenges that lie ahead. Breaking out of jail on the other hand testifies to a determination to create your own chances and give free reign to talents that have too long been repressed. Alternatively, if you have been depressed recently, break-out dreams could suggest the need to seek serious help, as the dream may signify a yearning for the ultimate release—death. If, on the other hand, you are rescued in your dreams, or help rescue someone, this can express the need to liberate creative energies or some aspect of yourself that isn’t being developed in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
When two separate things with opposing interpretations are seen in a dream then the stronger or better of the two interpretations will be given. As an example is a person sees a bathroom and himself as removing hair using a lotion or lime-whereas a bathroom represents grief and sorrow and removing hair using a lotion or lime represents the removing of grief and sorrow- it means that his grief and sorrow will be removed, for the dream of removing hair using lime or lotion is regarded as stronger or better.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of the Home Shopping Network represents a fascination with all that glitters, sales, marketing, convenience, luxury, and instant gratification. See Shop, Bling-Bling, and Retail Therapy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Some dreams are interpreted to mean the opposite when the elements are related.
This tradition comes from examples such as crying when one is extremely happy; or when laughing in the face of adversities; or seeing the sun and the moon fighting and interpreting it as a fight between two people; or calling a flood an enemy and an enemy a flood, because both are destructive; or when eating a fig in a dream to mean regret and regret to mean eating a fig, because the fig tree is accursed in some traditions; or when one sees himself dead in a dream, though even if he does not have the look of dead people to mean losses or destruction of part of one's house; or interpreting locusts as warriors and warriors as locusts, because of the destruction they both cause to a land; etcetera.... Dreampedia
To dream of seeing someone in their jock strap signifies an embarrassing situation. You may have this dream about someone you like romantically, when you are unsure if they return your feelings.... My Dream Interpretation
Logical, male Legs-Support and movement. Light-Hope, protection, safety, enlightenment, illumination Lines-Broken lines represent feminine aspect. Solid lines, the masculine aspect. Attachments, as in lines of force.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The side where the heart is, the emotional area of the dreamer, and also the feminine aspect. It rarely has political meaning. Sometimes, it is injustice. According to Freud, it is perversity. See Right.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality that we try to suppress. It is, however, more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside, and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes.
The left side is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.
The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Any conflict between right and left indicates the differences between logic and intuition. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you have a dream that strongly features the left side of something, or taking a left turn or direction, it means you will achieve all your goals if you persevere, even though you will encounter minor obstacles on the way.
If you are a right-handed person but you dream of being left-handed, you may face an awkward personal situation or a dangerous rival.
If you actually are left-handed, the dream is a good omen of better luck ahead. Dreams that strongly feature your left hand (using it or looking at it) predict frustrations and minor difficulties.... My Dream Interpretation
The left side of the body represents heart, emotions, unconscious factors, intuition. Movement from right to left, or anticlockwise, symbolizes moving over from reason to intuition, from conscious to unconscious, etc. (Movement to the left is contrary’ to the way of the sun, which is a symbol of consciousness.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
You may have a dream in which left and right become significant.
If this is the case, bear in mind that if you are right-handed, the right hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the left side of the body and this part of the brain is instinctive, artistic and intuitive. The left side of the body therefore indicates these qualities and in dreams represents the parts of yourself that are less expressed, such as the unconscious. In right-handed people, the left hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the right side of the body, and this part of the brain is believed to be logical and functional. The right side of the body therefore represents the dominant, conscious and well-expressed side of yourself. Dreams can also use a play on what is right or left to suggest opposites or conflicts within yourself. The left usually suggests the external world of activity and the environment, whilst the right parts of your unconscious suggest struggling to express yourself. A few people might also find that in some dreams one side of their body represent the feelings and attitudes they absorbed from their mother, and the other side what they absorbed from their father.... The Element Encyclopedia
Typically, the left side of the body represents feelings, intuition and the irrational, whilst the right side suggests the rational and logical. The left side is also associated with maternal influence, and the right with paternal.... The Element Encyclopedia
Example: ‘In my dream I woke up and had the feeling that a lot of time had passed. I felt I had lost all this time.
A group of friends I was with had gone ahead, left me behind, and I wondered if I would ever catch up’ (Patience C). Oneself left behind: feelings of rejection or inadequacy; sense of waking up to what you have not done or experienced in life, as Patience does in her dream. Leaving something, someone behind: leaving the past behind, breakup of relationship. Idioms: fall behind; put it all behind me. See also bag. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
if we are right handed, the left represents the less dominant or expressed side of oneself, or the parts of our nature we try to hide or suppress.
If we write or knock in a nail using our right hand, we will hold the paper or nail with our left. So left leg or arm frequently has this sense of representing the supponive but less dominant functions in us. Our confidence may suppon our activity as a salesperson, so may be depicted as being on the left.
the dominant, confident, conscious, exterior or expressed side of self; lightness; correct social behaviour, moral.
Dreams can also use a play on what is right and left to illustrate a polarity or opposites. Our internal world of feelings, memories and values—the left; our external world of activity and environment—the right.
A secondary choice— left; the right’ choice at the time—right. Pans of self unconscious or shadowy—left; our conscious known self—right.
The immoral, selfish, wrong action—left; the moral, right action—right.
Example: ‘On my right are three monks, on my left sits a beautiful, shapely blonde. I am in the centre and I see a road, which leads to the right and a beautiful sunlit valley in the distance’ (from Dreams Your Magic Mirror by Elsie Sechrist). Here right and left represent not only choice between sexual pleasure and religious discipline, but also the polar opposites of spiritual and material. Although in the dream there is a movement to the right, to find equilibrium we often have to take a way between the opposites.
Idioms: two left feet; keep on the right side of somebody; in one’s right mind, in the right; mister right; set somebody right; right hand man; right in the head, stan on the right foot; give one’s right arm. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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
Symbol: The mouse is a symbol of avarice and gluttony.
Vision: Seeing a mouse: difficulties and worries. Hearing a mouse “whistling”: a sign of impending danger—but you are going to avoid harm just in time. Catching a mouse: misfortune, but it could have been a lot worse. Looking at a mouse trap: beware, you are too naive to notice that someone is setting a trap!
Depth Psychology: The mouse is a sign that circumstances have robbed you of your strength. Unpleasant images are sneaking silendy about and depleting your energies.
A mouse trap is a sign that others are setting a trap for you or that you are setting one for others. What is “nagging” at you? Is your basic oudook one of fear? Would you rather crawl into a hole?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a mousetrap signifies that you are being set up, or that you are setting a trap for someone else to get caught. You are feeling cautious, suspicious, and unsafe.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- A net in dreams usually indicates that we are feeling trapped and entangled in a scheme or situation. In a woman’s dream she will be aware of her own seductive power, whereas in a man’s dream he will be conscious of his fear of women.
2- Women arc often more able to create a network of ‘sisters’ through the use of intuition, and often will svmbolise this in their dreams as a tangible bonding.
3- Unlimited Relationship.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Women are often more able to create a network of ‘sisters’ through the use of intuition, and often will symbolize this in their dreams as a tangible bonding. In modern day technological parlance a network – particularly the internet – suggests a number of people working or playing together with a common aim | a net in dreams usually indicates that we are feeling trapped and entangled in a scheme or situation.
A network, on the other hand, may be more supportive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream she will be aware of her own seductive power, whereas in a man’s dream he will be conscious of his fear of women. As old crafts die out, the physical act of netting as the old fisherwomen did has less relevance. In olden times it was said that a witch could catch the wind in a net.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Although networking seems like a very modern skill tied to career advancement in the media age, it is actually quite ancient. Networking would also have been an integral part of any military alliance as well as all social and clan confederations in prehistory.
If a messenger or journalist appears in your dreams, this suggests that you have the skills to bring information—or power— and inspiration to others. The question is will you use these skills for the good of the group, or for personal gain?... The Element Encyclopedia
A dream about networking reflect opportunistic tendencies and is showing you how all the aspects of life are interconnected. Also, you are dealing with communication issues.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a sand trap reflect the way you handle adversity. Perhaps you are feeling stressed and frustrated because you have lost sight of your goals. Your dream is showing you that it is up to you to dig your way out. See Quicksand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Hunter’s snare; Hunting trap; Net; Snare) In a dream, a trap means deception, duplicity and fraud. Ifone falls victim to a hunting trap in a dream, it means that he will be victimized.
If one sets a trap and catches an animal or a bird with it in the dream, it means that he earns his money through deception and fraud. In a dream, a trap also represents a man who fosters little moral standards, or one who does not prescribe to any religious code of conduct, and who is smart but deceitful. Setting a trap or a net to catch a bird in a dream means setting a trap to bring a powerful person to his knees.
If a woman sees herself setting a trap in a dream, it means that she desires to bear a child from her husband, though if she does get pregnant, she may have a miscarriage.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Dreaming about a trap means caution! A questionable person is setting a trap but you will recognize it in time. Stepping into a trap: you fell in love with an unworthy person. Catching someone else in a trap: a long-held wish will be granted.
Depth Psychology: The trap is a warning that a wrong decision could be harmful; hopes and ideals are misplaced.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being caught in a trap, then you are venting your feelings of victimhood and releasing your fear of intimacy, commitment, and of losing your freedom.
If you dream of setting a trap, then your dream is revealing that you have been operating with ulterior motives and perhaps you are releasing your guilt, shame and/or fears of being caught. See Quicksand and Tar.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming of setting a trap signifies that you will use sneaky methods to carry out your plans.
If you dream about catching an animal in a trap, you will be successful in your chosen career.
If you dream that somebody set a trap for you, or of being caught in a trap, it means you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries.... My Dream Interpretation
Limiting, confining the self. Traps are of your own making; sabotaging yourself with doubt, insecurity and fear. Take back your power and dare to be you. Remember traps are illusions.... The Dream Books Symbols
Dreaming that you fall into a trap indicates that you trust too much in providence, which is why you sometimes lose control of your life. At the same time, this trap could also be the result of incoherence, as you tend to talk about things you don’t know. Evidently, in this case, you are the one who makes the trap.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Spiritually we are holding ourselves back. We may also be aware of being trapped by the restrictions of the physical body. As we gain in spiritual knowledge, the wider perspective makes us more aware, particularly in dreams, of our lack of freedom. Consult the entries for box, escape, lock / locked, key, keyhole and tower as well as the information on rooms in buildings for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we feel trapped in dreams, we are not usually able to break free of old patterns of thought and behaviour. We need outside help.
The type of trap will give an indication of our psychological state.
A gin trap would, therefore, suggest something is biting us and, rather obviously, a box trap that we are restricted in thought. We can gain insight into what is restricting us by taking careful note of our surroundings if we are trapped or locked in a room.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A trap door indicates that there is a landscape below that is separated from the rest of your current consciousness. This can imply something that is being kept hidden. Your job is to determine what, if anything, is below you; do you know what it is, and how do you feel about the possibilities inherent in this structure? A trap door may suddenly swing open and capture someone, adding an element of risk and deceit to the mix.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
It is a fortunate sign for a man to dream of setting traps, but for a woman it signifies that she has misplaced her trust To dream of being caught in a trap is a warning to steer clear of gossip and/or intrigue.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A symbol of coming and going fortune, dreaming of a trapeze foretells the arrival of a happy and calm period after going through many setbacks. Finally, you will obtain the fruits of your strength and hard work.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Example: ‘After our first baby was born I had such nightmares my doctor gave me a tranquilliser to take before going to sleep. I have taken one at bedtime for 36 years! I am too afraid not to take it. But I still have dreams’ (Margaret S-W). Although this is not a dream about being trapped, Margaret is trapped by fears which she never faces. Such fears can stay with us a lifetime, so it is much more economical and satisfying to meet the difficulties they represent. In a dream, Margaret’s fears might be represented by a trapped dream, such as the next example.
Example: I am trapped in a small brick room with no way out. I shout for someone to help me. Then either a huge bird or creature with arms tries to catch me and I scream myself awake’ (Karen S). Karen had lived through a divorce, an unhappy love affair, the loss of a baby. In the dream the figure who comes after she has called for help might save her, but her fears make her reject it. Perhaps Karen’s feelings about men paint them as monsters. Whatever her past males may have been like, with such feelings it is Karen herself who is the prisoner and suffers loneliness. Trapped dreams can also depict feelings we have about work, about lack of opportunity, and so on. It must be remembered that the dream puts into images one’s own feelings about the situation, not the external thing itself. See imprisoned; cage; cell; wolj under animal; escape; holding. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful.
If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
This dream is probably expressing how you feel in real life. Perhaps, you are trapped by marriage, dependence on your parents, or in a job without future. In this case you need to reformulate some aspects of your own situation. On the other hand, you might be trapped on your own conservatism or obstinacy.
If you change the way you do things, you will surely experience a feeling of liberation.
Gypsy tradition says that if you dream that an animal is caught in a net you must act with caution. Otherwise, your plans will fail.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A feeling of being trapped may indicate a jobrelated problem or a stifling personal relationship. Pregnant woman in their last cycle of pregnancy often have a dream of being entrapped in small places.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals, whether by building defences or perhaps by running away, is indicative of our struggle with our animal instincts and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of our life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Numerologically, dreams of the number twenty-two are the most powerful of all the numbers. Twenty-two signifies that you are a beneficial presence in this world and that you may have grandiose, far-reaching dreams, and this dream signifies that you will carry them through to the end. This dream also represents great success and prestige. Because, numerologically twenty-two adds up to four (2+2=4), See Four.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Duality, indecision; balance; male and female, two sides to an argument—or a way of comparing; opposition; the op- posites, such as light and darkness; parents and reproductive possibility. Chased by, fighting with two people: two against one feeling, as may have happened with child and parents;
feeling odds are against one. Idioms: put two and two together, two’s company; two timer, in two minds. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The opposites and contradictions that are in need of differentiation and balance. Your ambivalence is becoming known, which is a positive development.
According to Jung, two identical symbols refer to the unconscious, because two identical things cannot be distinguished from one another. Messengers from the underworld, for that reason, appear usually in twos.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The number Two is a symbol of partnership, dualism, contrasts, light and dark, polarity, the Light and the Darkness. Two is the symbol of the moon and regarded as feminine. It stands for gentleness, sensitivity, rich imagination, creative talents, idealism, and romance. Two-type people are less strong than One-people, but they have patience and perseverance. They are not very assertive, are overly sensitive, and tend to be melancholy. Two-people are balanced, thrive on harmony, are restrained, passive, and give in easily. Friendships are important to them and arc nurtured.
Generally speaking, Two might be a symbol of polarity— contradictions, good versus evil, spirit versus matter. It represents femininity, the ability to give and receive, and freedom of decision. This number tells you that everything has two sides and encourages you to reconcile contradictions and opposites or to balance them. See Moon.
Two-people have birthdays on the second, 11th (the master number), and 29th of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
Duality, indecision, balance, male vs. Female, two sides to an argument, opposites. Placidity, integrity, unselfishness, gregariousness, harmony. Indecision, indifference, lack of responsibility, bloody-mindedness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) The number two may be a symbol of conflict: for example, between two parts of yourself (which may be represented in the dream by yourself - the dream ego - and an adversary, or by hostile brothers / sisters / twins). See also Underdog.
(2) Two may also symbolize a union or partnership: for example, of conscious and unconscious or masculine and feminine elements in the psyche. Such union or partnership is always fruitful and creative. (In Indian philosophy one is an arid number; two - male and female — can create. A Hindu god is always represented as two-in-one, a union of male and female.) See also Couple, Hermaphrodite, Marriage.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
When a second joins the one and two is formed, a partnership is created.
The concept of relativity evolves out of the energy of two, as the one has something to which it experiences itself as relative to.
The one can now know itself as self, because there is that which is “other.” All of the elements of two are embodied in this idea: partnership, duality, opposites, yin / yang, balance, and sharing, to name just a few.
The shadow side of two is the potential for collapsing into one another and losing the sense of self.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Two stands for diversity, partnership, soul and receptivity. It can also symbolize double weakness or double strength, and two sides to an argument. Two represents duality, as in male and female, mother and father, yin and yang, heaven and earth. Two is the number of dialogue rather than monologue, and it suggests harmony and interaction between the unconscious and conscious mind. On the other hand, two can also suggest division and separation, ambiguity of meaning (being in two minds), or ambivalence or indecision over some issue or person. The number of the Tarot’s High Priestess, the card of feminine intuition and insight is associated with the number two.... The Element Encyclopedia
‘’There is no god other than Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger ofAlliih,” in one’sdream means relieffrom distress, or guidance after heedlessness. Saying these testimonies in a dream also may mean returning to one’s parents after having abandoned them. It also means returning to a place one has earlier deserted, or to using earlier criterions in one’s life.
If a Muslim recites these proclamations in a dream, it means that he will testify to the truth in a court of justice, or become known for his truthfulness.
(Also see Exalting God’s oneness; Exclamation of God’s sovereignty; Imam; Meadow; mosque; Qur’an; Pilgrimage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(1) A two-faced figure may symbolize the ambivalence of something or someone, yourself or part of yourself. For example, what is in your unconscious (and seen perhaps only in dreams) may at first seem evil but, on further acquaintance, prove to be life-enhancing.
(2) It may of course, if the person is a real-life acquaintance, mean that he or she is insincere and not to be trusted.
To dream about a Venus Flytrap, especially if you are attacked or eaten by one in your dream, you may be worried about pregnancy or fertility issues. Or, the dream could signify your fears about a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Finally, this dream can represent a feeling of being overwhelmed emotionally by a powerful woman in your life, such as your mother or an aggressive friend.... My Dream Interpretation
This suggests that we have been wounded, either emotionally or spiritually, or perhaps that our natural instincts are not being allowed free expression and are, therefore, not functioning properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile