If you dream of braces on your teeth, then you are working to improve your communication skills.
If you dream of braces on your legs, then you are learning to stand up for yourself.
If you dream of a back brace, you are learning to stand up straight, to be proud and confidant.
If you dream of braces for a building, this is about an attempt to stabilize the foundation of your life. See Teeth and Mouth.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(If you really have braces, you’re probably just dreaming about them!)... My Dream Interpretation
If the face is pale it symbolizes death or anguish, Joel 2:6.
A gleaming, smiling face symbolizes joy and peace.
A face without eyes, ears, or mouth is symbolic of being deaf and dumb to the gospel, Ezek. 12:2 ... Christian Dream Symbols
A stranger’s face could represent different parts of your personality or psyche. You think that you are seeing a stranger but in actuality you are seeing a different part of yourself. Jung said that the stranger is a part of you that comes from the unconscious.
A comic face may indicate that you have a conscious or unconscious need to mock or snub the conventional. Featureless faces suggest that you may feel unnoticed and unappreciated. On the other hand, some believe that the blank or unclear face represents a teacher. That is someone who is there to show and teach you a lesson but you are unprepared for it and the face is blank. Smiling faces are representative of happy thoughts and feelings and possibly anticipation of a joyful event in the near future. Always remember the compensatory nature of dreams and their ability to point to the opposite of what you experience in daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing your own face in a mirror denotes some type of trouble ahead for you.
A dream of weird, leering faces is warning you of potential danger to your person, or misfortune will dog your steps.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
People you know, or with whom you interact regularly. Different facets of the self.
Reflective of prevalent moods and emotions.
A smiling face indicates joy, for example, while a scowling one reveals worries or anger.
Two faces or heads on one body indicates either a split personality or betrayal (e.g., being “two faced”). Alternatively, if one face is male and the other female, this represents an integrated balance between the sexes (see Hermaphrodite).... The Language of Dreams
To dream that you are washing your own Face, shows trouble of your own causing.
If the Faces are those of absolute strangers, it shows a change of residence or of occupation.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Free will, choice (as in the “four directions”).
3. Fairness, evenness and justice.
4. Stability and independence.
5. Change, a new beginning in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The four seasons, the phases of the moon, the four directions on a compass, particularly also the four elements—fire, air, earth, and water—the four limbs, the four functions of the conscience. Four creates order in chaos.
It is the symbol for becoming whole and becoming one, in contrast to Multiplicity.
For some Native Americans four is a holy number, the number for everything beautiful (for instance, in some traditions a prayer must be spoken four times). In alchemy the process of transformation happens in four stages. According to legend, the river in paradise separates into four rivers.
According to Jung, four always points out that we are on the way to becoming what we really are. Four symbolizes completeness and totality: the four temperaments and, in Christianity, the four directions of the Cross and Christ surrounded by four apostles.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A number representing the divine spark or source. Many languages depict God with a four-letter name, including French, Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit; the cabalistic name for god is YHWH.
The movement of time or changing cycles.
The calendar has four major points: spring, summer, fall, and winter (see Seasons).
In some metaphysical traditions, this number represents physical conditions, so seeing it frequently in dreams may be a signal to take better care of yourself or get a checkup.... The Language of Dreams
The number four may signify earth- bound activity or grounded action. It may point to a need for structure in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The Four is where the change in the human personality takes place.
The number Four belongs to Uranus. Four-people want to revolutionize the world: they are scientists, clerics, social reformers, nonconformists, and artists. They brood, attack problems, and have a quick wit. Four analyv.es and organizes. It stands against the carefree mentality of the Three—having received the Divine one. Four-people have the clarity needed to understand the center, the “I,” and what holds life together. But a Four-person can also suffocate in this orderliness. Four-people have staying- power and willpower, as well as a tendency to be melancholy.
Generally speaking, the Four represents immense inner strength, energy, vitality, and a great love for and connection with nature. You are asked to either support and advance these qualities, or you need them in greater measure in order to fulfill your life’s work. See Uranus.
Four-people have birthdays on the 4th, 13th, 22nd (a master number), or 31st of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
The elements of earth, air, fire and water. Loyalty, stolidity, practicality, honesty. Clumsiness, dullness, conservatism, inability to adapt.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream strongly features this number, you get things done.... My Dream Interpretation
Four is an ancient symbol of completeness; wholeness. (The four comers of the earth, the four cardinal points, the four winds all, in primitive traditions, represent the whole of reality. So does a four-sided figure. The cross, too, extending in all four directions, is an ancient - pre-Christian - symbol of totality. Such figures, along with a four- petalled flower or four-lobed leaf, are mandalas, representing wholeness.)
According to Jung, consciousness has four functions: thinking, intuition, feeling and sensation. Usually, however, at least one of these and possibly three are undeveloped and are therefore still totally or partially unconscious. Personal fullness can be achieved only by lifting these functions out of unconsciousness and integrating them into consciousness.
Multiples of four - eight, sixteen and so on - may have the same symbolic meaning as four. To see such a symbol in your dream does not mean you have achieved personal wholeness; rather, your dream may be pointing out, by contrast, your lack of wholeness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A wonderful weight-bearing shape, a square is what allows for building the foundation on which the creative energies of three can be supported. Four connects to the establishment of institutions, order, rules, and regulations. While a number of great strength, it can engender a sense of limitation and the concept of restraint.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For Native Amencans, the four directions bring spiritual power into manifestation on the earth.
(See Compass, and East, North, South, West.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The \\est is a region of extroverted (outer-directed) activities and order. Turning to the South means you are searching for warmth in the “land of emotion.” The North is more cool—a place of premonition and intuition.
The East indicates intensity and more introverted (inner-directed) thoughts.
Whichever direction you are traveling in the dream, translate its meaning into your everyday life.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you stumble upon it, you are guaranteed a measure of good luck.
If you find one in the land of your dreams, you are expressing a desire to increase your sense of abundance and prosperity and unexpected income.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Interpreting the symbolism of certain places gives us an insight into our own ‘inner landscape’.
A place which becomes fertile or lighter in the course of the dream indicates that an aspect that the dreamer has not previously appreciated - or has found unpleasant - is now developing possibilities and potentials, possibly for spiritual development. Dreary, unfriendly places, or tranquil favourable landscapes may well refer to the dreamer’s subjective view of the world.
The country where the dream takes place may have certain resonances for the dreamer.
For example; America for most people will signify a rather brash, commercially oriented culture, England tends to be seen as inhibited and dutiful, while France will represent the temperamental masculine, and so on. Countryside The countryside can suggest a particular mood or feeling, especially of freedom. Composite scenes consisting of many images recognisable to the dreamer are usually drawing attention to particular qualities, ideals and moods which all enhance the information content of the dream, may have particular associations for the dreamer, or have been included because of frequently encountered associations.
The dreamer’s birthplace represents a secure space.
A bright and sunny place suggests fun and liveliness, whereas a dark, shadowy, murky scene signifies despondency and gloom. Darkened places can represent the unconscious.
A familiar place will often take us back to childhood or a time of learning and a particularly beautiful place may allow us to fantasise so that we can make more use of creative visualisation. Jungles connect with the labyrinth and ways of understanding our sexuality.
A placc which feels oppressive has been a sanctuary, but is no longer.
A sheltered place offers pcace and security. Unknown places indicate aspects of ourselves of which we are not aware. This can lead to a place that seems familiar and yet we do not know which signifies a situation we arc continually re-running in our lives. Wide-open spaces offer us freedom of movement.
An unfamiliar place will signify new aspects of the personality which have not yet become fully conscious.
3- In the sense that a place suggests a ‘spot’, places appearing in dreams allow us to orientate ourselves in order to make the best use of information we arc given.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A place that becomes fertile or lighter in the course of the dream indicates that an aspect that we have not previously appreciated – or have found unpleasant – is now developing possibilities and potentials, possibly for spiritual development. Dreary, unfriendly places, or tranquil favourable landscapes may well refer to our subjective view of the world.
To find such landscapes changing in the course of a dream suggests that our attitudes are changing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For example, america for most people will signify a rather brash, commercially oriented culture, england tends to be seen as inhibited and dutiful, while france will represent the temperamental masculine, and so on. Other places that offer information for consideration are as follows: our birthplace represents a secure space where we feel at ease.
A bright and sunny place suggests fun and liveliness, whereas a dark, shadowy, murky scene signifies despondency and gloom. Darkened places can also represent the unconscious. Countryside can suggest a particular mood or feeling, especially of freedom. Composite scenes consisting of many images recognizable to us are usually drawing attention to particular qualities, ideals and moods. These all enhance the information content of the dream, may have particular associations for us or have been included because of frequently encountered associations.
A familiar place will often take us back to childhood or a time of learning and a particularly beautiful place may allow us to fantasize so that we can make more use of creative visualization. Jungles connect with the labyrinth and ways of understanding our sexuality, whereas a place that feels oppressive has formerly been a sanctuary, but is no longer.
A sheltered place offers peace and security. Also see the individual entry. Unknown places indicate aspects of ourselves of which we are not yet aware. Such places can lead to an environment that seems familiar and yet we do not know it. This signifies a situation we are continually re-running in our lives. Wide-open spaces offer us freedom of movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
When interpreting your dreamscape, bear in mind that the setting is often a vivid clue about the topic of your dream and a metaphor for a real-life situation you may be dealing with, whether external, such as relationship demands or internal, such as an inner conflict. Jung paid close attention to the details of landscape and setting in his work on dream analysis, looking for clues to the emotional condition of his patients. For example, a sunny scene might indicate optimism and a gray landscape a gloomy view on life. He believed that the purpose of dreamscapes is to mirror feelings and concepts concerning inner development.
In short, landscapes and settings in dreams refer to the feelings you have about yourself and your life, and however meaningful the other symbols in your dream may be, they only really make sense if interpreted within their context. It would be impossible to list all the possible settings here as every dream can have its own unique dreamscape. Listed below are just some of the limitless possibilities that your dreaming mind might conjure up.
If you can’t find your specific landscape, setting or symbol here, try looking for it under the relevant entry in the index. See also BUILDINGS; HOME; NATURE AND THE SEASONS; WEATHER.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the laces are broken or lost in your dream, you are feeling overwhelmed.... My Dream Interpretation
As a symbol of the future, this ship may take you forward in time to see where your current course of action leads.
Because of its otherworldly nature, this may represent the Universal Mind, and missives from same.
If approached expectantly, this dream expresses a strong desire for travel and adventure, especially to exotic places.
Like other vehicles, an emblem denoting movement, transition, and change (see Airplane, Bus, Car, Horse).
It the vision makes you apprehensive, this reveals some anxiety over experiencing new things, unfamiliar circumstances or places, and rapid change.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of seeing a spaceship, this indicates visitors coming from far away.
Dreaming of a UFO acting strangely is a warning that events lie ahead that will require caution, clear-headedness, and stealth.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Perhaps the best way to understand sleep and dreams is to understand the brain. At the very start of the twentieth century it was found that the brain gave off electrical impulses, and by the 1920s scientists could measure brain waves. To obtain these readings, electrodes were attached to various parts of the head, the impulses being transformed onto electroencephalograms (EECs) on computer screens.
It seems that once you settle down to bed, your brain and body undergo radical changes from their waking state. The difference between being asleep and being awake is loss of conscious awareness, and once you start to doze, dream researchers believe you progress through four stages of sleep. These form the basis of a cycle that repeats up to four or five times every eight hours of sleep.
During the first stage, your body and mind become relaxed. Heart and breathing rate slow down, blood pressure lowers, body temperature drops slightly and eyes roll from side to side. You are neither fully conscious, nor fully unconscious, and could easily awake if disturbed. This stage of gradually falling asleep is also called the hypnagogic state (the hypnopompic state is a similar state when you are just waking up) and you may experience hallucinations that float before your eyes.
In stage two, breathing and heart rate become even slower, eyes continue to roll and you become more and more unaware of the noises of the outside world. It isn’t until the third stage of sleep, however, that you are sleeping soundly and it would be difficult to wake you. Finally, you enter a deep sleep state known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) when your brain is released from the demands of the conscious mind. It will now be quite hard to wake you and, although you may sleepwalk or have night terrors, you will rarely be able to remember them. This slow-wave sleep cycle lasts about ninety minutes. At the end of stage four, you move back through stages three and two and one, at which point you enter a phase called rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep.... Dreampedia