2. A good omen for social affairs.
3. A need or desire to be more open-minded, likely regarding health and sense of well-being. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Able to corral great power.
3. If wearing a yoke, one feels trapped, frustrated.
4. One feels enslaved, perhaps in a romantic relationship. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dreams are almost exactly the same and involve the dreamers’ inability to get rid of chewing gum.
The more they attempt to remove it from their mouths the larger and more unmanageable it becomes. In the dream they become frustrated and panicky because the harder they try to pull, the larger the mass becomes in their mouths. This dream suggests that the dreamer may experience frustration in daily life due to a large scale or standing insolvable problem that leaves them feeling powerless.
The dream represents an inability to digest or to process information or a dilemma. It also suggests that the dreamer is not able to express him or herself effectively and that repetitive and ineffective verbal expressions are typically used. Chewing gum in dreams may be a sign of childlike behaviors, vulnerability, powerlessness, and a need for nourishment.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The aggressive bull often shows the frustration ansing from these basic drives being taunted or thwarted; for instance a person may wish for a family, yet be frustrated by a form ol sexuality in their partner which does not care for the instinctive drive for children.
The killed bull is a killing of these drives; if sacrificed, though, it may show self-giving.
The rid den bull in dreams shows a harmony between self awareness and its decision making, and the basic ‘animal’ drives. Idioms: like a bull at a gate, bull in a china shop, red rag to a bull; score a bull’s eye; take the bull by the horns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an independent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.
The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous system. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.
If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to consciousness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.
Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from childhood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.
Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.
The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleeting thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its unconscious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; awareness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and processes. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s pleasure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.
Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).
For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After discussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.
The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.
So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usually the life process.
If we think of a person’s life from conception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.
The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intestinal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.
Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the unclean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis.
It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is struggling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.
A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against ourselves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.
A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure integrated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercules’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming conscious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The branches are the abilities, directions and many facets we develop in life—varied and yet all connected in the common life process of our being.
The tree can also symbolise new growth, stages of life and death, with its spring leaves and blossom, then the falling leaves.
The top of the tree, or the ends of the branches, are our aspirations, the growing vulnerable tip of our personal growth and spiritual realisation.
The leaves may represent our personal life which may fall off the tree of life (die) but what gave it life continues to exist.
The tree is our whole life, the evolutionary urge which pushes us into being and growth. It depicts the force or process which is behind all other life forms —but seen as it expresses in our personal existence.
In some old manuscripts pictures show a man lying on the ground and his penis growing into a tree, with fruits, birds, and perhaps people in its protective shade. This illustrates how one’s personal life energy can branch out from its source in the basic drives, and become creativity, fruitfulness, some- thing given to others.
The tree can also represent the spine, and the different levels of human experience—physical, sensual, sexual, hungers, emotions, relatedness, communication, thought, awareness.
Example: ‘I was about eight years old when I had this dream. In it I was sitting in a large garden. I believe there was a big house nearby which was our family house—not our real house. With me were other members of my family, and there was a baby boy too. Nearby was a laige tree. We climbed this tree, the baby as well, to see what was at the top.
The baby fell out of the tree. We climbed down and took the baby to a room and lay it on a bed. It seemed to be asleep and didn’t wake up. Later we went back to the room to see the baby but it had gone. In its place was a bluebird. As we looked the bluebird flew away’ (told to author on LBC radio programme).
The tree in this dream depicts the child’s sense of her life as it might develop or grow in the future. Climbing it shows her exploring what it might be like to grow up. At about eight most children unconsciously develop a philosophy which enables them to meet the difficulties of meeting the growth of self awareness, which includes the knowledge of death at the end of life.
The dreamer looks at this by having the baby fall out of the tree. Death is seen as the bluebird which flies away.
Example: ‘I flew low over small trees which were just coming into leaf. They had beautiful soft green leaves. I knew it was autumn and the leaves were only just coming out because it had been a cloudy, overcast summer. I felt the leaves would have time to mature because the sun would be out in the autumn, and the trees would not die’ (Colin C). Colin dreamt this in his early 50s, at a time when he felt frustrated by not being able to achieve a regular source of income or, more important, feel satisfied with what he had achieved in life.
The flying shows him taking an overview of his situation.
The poor summer is his feelings that the years of his life which should have been most productive had been poor—literally, the sun had not shone on his endeavours. But he feels encouraged because he senses that his personal ‘summer’ is still to come, and his many endeavours—the trees—would not prove unproductive.
A wood, collection of trees: the natural forces in one’s own being, therefore one’s connection with or awareness of the unconscious, other people’s personal growth and connection with self. Dead tree: past way of life; something which was full of life for you in the past, but is now dead; dead relative. Falling tree: sense of threat to one’s identity, loss of relative. Christmas tree, other evergreen: the eternal aspect of our transitory experience. Human, animal hung on tree: personal sacrifice; the death of some part of self so further growth can occur—death of dependence so independence can arise; the pains and struggles, the sense of crucifixion occurring in the maturing process. Oak: strength, masculinity. Flowering tree: fertility, femininity. Idioms: top of the tree; family tree; bark up the wrong tree. See death and rebirth and the self under archetypes; second example in wife under family; fifth example in flying. See also individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A longing for harmony and peace, wanting to leave the world; vacation. As the “island of dreams,” this image is a symbol of self, pointing to a self- directed life, autonomy, and independence. Also, a symbol of the unconscious.
ASTROLOGY: A symbol of Aquarius.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is nccessarv to decidc whether we arc at fault for the failure of our plans or someone else is.
2- Since a wreck can happen due to circumstances beyond our control, such a dream can indicate a greater need for control, or management of resources.
3- A wreck of some kind symbolises a defeat, “flic dreamer, though frustrated on this occasion, should continue to ‘battle’ through to reach his intended goal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are in a ihick mist or fog means that your way in life will often seem dark and perplexing. But, by perseverance and by applying yourself to your own self-development, you will come out of the dark into the light.
To be completely lost in a fog means you are frustrated, not knowing what decision to make.
To hear a foghorn means that there are troubled times coming.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If the gate is open and you can pass through, then your plans will go fairly smoothly with only minor hitches.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A bank vault with an open door is a sign that you are giving away too many secrets; talking too much.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
For a young woman to dream of the lady means that she is feeling sexually frustrated.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
(See Canned food.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A combination lock may point to secret knowledge that unlocks a special door to power and understanding.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Sudden and unexpected bad luck is predicted by a dream of being led to the gallows.... The Complete Dream Book
A harvest disrupted by bad weather: family arguments and frustrated relatives. Taking in hay: being fond of a certain person and a deepening relationship.
Depth Psychology: A harvest often symbolizes discomfort if the dreamer is in the autumn of life. It could also indicate the need for recognition.
If the harvest is plentiful: you will receive the “real fruits” of your labor.... Dreamers Dictionary
The only means of attaining your wants and needs is to work together with others. Ants also represent persistence, meticulousness and production.
It is very likely that you will see a substantial growth in the area of your occupation. Alternately, you may have the desire to break free from constraints and exude more individuality. You are unhappy with limitations that are placed upon you. According to the biblical interpretations, ants represent attentiveness with matters pertaining to divinity and spirituality. Ants may be tiny in stature, but they are indicative of periods of prosperity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreaming of barnacles on a boat heralds hints of travel and adventure whereas barnacles on the skin is more inclined to suggest stagnation and the need to forgive and forget.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are swimming with bass indicates that you are being quite clear and patient at this time so not to get frustrated and simply keep on with the current approach.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream about your current job means that you are content and highly satisfied with how things are going in your life. This may also mean urgency in finishing a task or project.
To dream that you lost your job denotes fear, uncertainty, and great anxiety in your waking life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is probable that you are in need of some clarity of mind.
To dream that you are walking in mud denotes that you are weighed down and frustrated by certain problems in your waking life.
To dream that your clothes have been smeared by mud signifies that your credibility is being questioned. Consider the term ‘mud-slinging’ to refer to some political antics.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of being the teacher, consider whether or not you feel adequate for the job, frustrated, or joyous.
If you dream that the teacher is someone other than yourself, then you are projecting what you already know onto them, and/or projecting your power outside of self. Keep in mind that you cannot be taught something you don’t already know.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you’re playing and enjoying a game, then life will be good to you. But if you’re frustrated by it, expect a few setbacks.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream of having sore abs, you may be feeling frustrated or emotional about something to do with your social life.... My Dream Interpretation
If the baby you are taking care of is crying, you are lacking understanding from others.
If you dream that someone is babysitting you, you are frustrated that others try to manage your life for you - you want more freedom.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of missing the ice cream truck, or chasing it without catching it, you are feeling sad or frustrated because you missed out on an opportunity.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about your current job, represents your satisfaction and contentment in the way things are going in your life. It may also mean that there is something or some task that must be done at once.
If you dream of being offered a new job, new horizons are opening for you that will bring positive things into your life. Take advantage of new opportunities! If you dream about the first day on a new job, consider whether you are about to begin (or have begun) something new in your life. Your dream is probably related to your anxiety about doing things right in this situation.
If you dream of getting a job promotion, it is a warning to pay closer attention to your current responsibilities.
If you dream of getting fired from a job, you want to end some relationship or situation in your waking life. This dream also suggests that you are repressing what you really desire most.
To dream that you fall asleep on the job, forewarns that unless you are very watchful, you will make a careless error that will lead to bitter disappointments.... My Dream Interpretation
To hear a joke in your dream, signifies that you are doing something pointless. It may also mean a release from tension that had been bothering you. Also see “Practical Joke.”... My Dream Interpretation
To see a light-colored kettle in your dream, signifies freedom, while an iron or dark-colored kettle, foretells disappointment in love and heartbreak.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of working in a kindergarten, or seeing kindergarten children at play, this is a general good omen.... My Dream Interpretation
If you saw oysters but did not eat them, you are confident without being conceited, but you may tend to be a bit distant from others.
A dream of oyster shells foretells that you will be frustrated when your attempt to get something that belongs to someone else, does not work out.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that someone else is paralyzed, means you feel that someone you know is letting you down by not helping you in some situation, or by not taking charge of their own affairs.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are denied permission to do something you want in a dream, you are feeling frustrated by restrictions and rules.
If someone asks your permission in a dream, you have more power in a personal relationship than you might think.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were the one getting the prank calls, you will have control over a new situation, but it could also bring up emotions that you were trying to avoid.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you quit a bad habit (like smoking, drinking, drugs or casual sex), it means that you are ready to leave old behaviors behind and move forward to a more positive and enlightened phase of your life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of having mechanical problems with scooter, you are frustrated by your inability to make a much-needed getaway.
If your scooter strikes a rock or large crack in the sidewalk, you need to look after your chores at home.... My Dream Interpretation