Physicality; the earth; stability and strength, the home or house; reality; down to earth, yet at the same time the spiritual within the physical; the four sides to human nature —sensation, feeling, thought, intuition; earth, air, fire and water. Idioms: four square; on all fours; four letter word. Four or more people: feelings about meeting group decisions and feelings, someone’s opinion or will backed by others; supportive feelings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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
(see Numbers, Square) An ancient Babylonian and Egyptian emblem for wholeness and fulfillment.
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
Four in a dream is usually a positive symbol. There are Four earth elements, Four seasons, and Four psychological functions in the human system.
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
To dream of the number four represents steadiness, physical restriction, hard work, and worldly qualities like the four corners of the earth. It also represents capitalistic issues. You are a person who makes things happen.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of the number four represent physicality and the mundane world. Perhaps you are striving for perfect balance, stability, symmetry and strength. Four also represents your home and your connection with the four directions. See North, South, East and West; and the four elements, see Earth, Fire, Water and Air.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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
When you add a fourth point to a triangle, you end up with a square. Four is the number of structure. Once the creative impulse has been satisfied, it is time for solidification, which can be accomplished by the power of four.
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
Four is the number of stability, upon which all is based: the four sides to the square; the four seasons; the four directions; the four elements; and, the four mental functions (thought, feeling, sense, and intuition).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Four denotes stability, physical limitations, inadaptability, hard labor and earthly things, as in the four corners of the earth. It also stands for materialistic matters, practicality, responsibility and the importance of getting things done. It is thought to encompass the essence of the material world—the four points of the compass, the four seasons, the four elements, the four members of the nuclear family; father, mother, son and daughter—and therefore also implies strength, stability, order, harmony and wholeness. For Jungians, four can represent personal growth, as it represents Jung’s ‘quaternity’ of thoughts (conscious and unconscious), feelings, senses and intuitions. It is the number of the Emperor in the Tarot deck, a symbol of masculine strength and resolve—and its associated shape is the square.... The Element Encyclopedia
Each direction may signify movement toward esoteric knowledge, spiritual light, and personal transformation. By noticing which direction you are facing or moving toward in your dream, you may come to understand more about the direction of your life course.
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
Vision: Walking toward the West is a sign of awareness.
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
To dream of the number fourteen represents your desire to adjust to situations as they happen. It also represents the notion of giving in to what feels good and not necessarily what is right. You should sharpen your focus on your ambitions and resolve.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
‘Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.’
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
The number twenty-four symbolizes love, happiness, and success. It also indicative of your ties with influential persons in society. You also exhibit an air or arrogance because of your success.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams that feature the numbers 24/7 are about an all the time, everyday occurrence, perhaps a habit that is constant, a relationship that is unconditional, or a persistent thought that does not leave you alone. This dream can also be a message to you that no matter what you are going through, the world keeps on spinning and life keeps on. Consider the feeling tone to discern whether the thing that is occurring is bringing you pleasure or pain.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The number twenty-four in dreams generally symbolizes rewards, happiness, love, success and creativity. It also indicates your associations with people of high status. Keep in mind that 24 is also the number of hours in a day. This dream can mean you are consumed with thoughts of an important day ahead, or need to plan your time better to fit in all the things you want to do.... My Dream Interpretation