Dream Interpretation Gatherings | Dream Meanings
Groups or gatherings of people in a dream usually depict how you relate to other people in waking life.
According to a Jungian interpretation, social gatherings suggest different aspects of yourself in waking life. In all large gatherings of people there is usually a strong emotional charge of either good feelings and generosity of spirit, or tension, conflict and stress.
If you find yourself part of a gathering in your dream, you can begin your interpretation by considering the basic atmosphere and feeling of the occasion.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion in your dream, catching up with friends or colleagues or being bustled along in a busy, crowded street, the people who surround you, your reaction to them, their reaction to you and the events that occurred in the dream all suggest your personal likes and dislikes.
These preferences refer to the people with whom you mix, to your self-perceived status within your family, social and professional life, as well as to your self- confidence, insecurity and individuality. Bear in mind that such dreams can also be full of surprises; you may find the people or yourself in your dream gatherings behaving out of character.
If you are confused about the meaning of your dream, this chapter is designed to help; but you may also find it useful to refer to the chapters on FAMILY, PEOPLE and RELATIONSHIPS.
The nature of a particular gathering suggests the meaning of this symbol (e.g., a happy and sociable assembly or a sad or angry crowd). Groups also suggest the collective opinion of others.
To see a withered bouquet, signifies sickness and death. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A business affair or situation requires quick steps and a leap.
3. A need or desire to reacquaint oneself with one’s ethnic roots, traditional activities. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees a bird diving toward him in a dream, it means a journey.
If one sees him standing over his head, or over his shoulders, or sitting in his lap in a dream, it denotes one’s work or profession. Ifthe bird is white in the dream, it means that one’s work is clean, Ifhis color is tanned in the dream, it means that one’s work is tainted.
If a male bird sits in the lap ofa pregnant woman in a dream, it means that she will beget a boy.
If a female bird sits in her lap in a dream, it means that she will beget a girl. Large or predatory birds in a dream represent kings, presidents, leaders, tyrants, men of knowledge or merchants. Water birds, sea gulls, etcetera, represent honorable people who rose in rank in two spheres, the sphere of water and that of the air. They also could mean ajourney.
If they quack in the dream, they represent lamentingor crying. Singingbirds in a dream represent musicians and singers.
To see a flock of birds in a dream means money and power and particularly for someone who tends them or cares for them. Seeing birds flying over one’s head means gaining authority and power.
If one sees birds flying inside his house or shop in a dream, it means angels.
If a bird flies into one’s hand in a dream, it means glad tidings.
A bird in a dream also means work.
An unknown bird in a dream means a warning, an advice or an admonition.
If one’s bird looks beautiful in a dream, it denotes the quality of his work.
If one sees himself in a dream carrying an ugly looking bird, it also denotes the quality of his actions or that a messenger may bring him good news.
An unknown bird means profits.
To see black colored birds in a dream denote bad deeds, while white colored birds represent good deeds. Colored birds in a dream represent mixed actions. Seeing a bird in a dream also could mean honor, power, authority ornament or profits.
A bird in a dream also represents a fun and a most entertaining companion.
A bird in a dream also represents a boy.
If one slaughters a bird in his dream, it means that he will beget a child who will live in sickness during his childhood and that his father will fear for his death.
It is said that a bird in a dream also represents a rich and a tricky leader who constantly fights for his earnings and to insure his success or superiority. Abird in a dream also represents a beautiful woman.
The singing of birds in a dream means hearing good words or receiving a valuable knowledge.
A flock of birds in a dream represents easy earned wealth.
A bird in a dream also represents a boy. Capturing a bird in a dream means having control over a powerful person. Killing a bird in a dream means fulfilling one’s goal. Plucking the feathers, cleaning and eating a bird in a dream means earnings, prosperity, or a woman. Slaughtering a bird in a dream means raping one’s servant. Holding a bird in one’s hand or having it inside a cage in a dream means a sickness that will befall one’s son. Ifthe bird flies away from one’s hand or from its cage in a dream, then it means one’s death.
A flock of birds in a dream also represents gatherings of love, unity, family reunions and celebrations. However, the gathering of birds in a dream also could mean banding to commit wrong or the dispersal of one’s family or friends, or it could mean business losses.
(Also see Blackbird; Bustard; Nest; Osprey; Roller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a living person sees himself or someone else wearing green in a dream, it denotes his religious devotion. As for a deceased person, it means a good state and acceptance before God Almighty.
It is also said that wearing a green garment in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Wearing a white garment also means glad tidings.
If a fabric merchant or a tailor sees himself wearing a white garment in a dream, it means lack of work. Wearing a black garment in a dream means a bad omen, but if one is used to wearing black clothing, then it means honor, wealth and receiving a high ranking position. Wearing a red garment in a dream means excess earnings that are not yet free from due alms. Such a person then must immediately pay the proper share of his earnings.
A red garment in a dream means death, sickness and to a poor person, it means increase in his difficulties. Wearing a red garment in a dream can mean good only if the person wearing it is an unmarried woman. Otherwise, wearing red during festivals or social gatherings in a dream has no meaning. Wearing a yellow garment in a dream or any of its derivative colors in general means ulcer or other internal festering illness. Wearing a silken garment in a dream means loss and negligence of one’s religious life. Wearing a blue garment in a dream means distress and difficulties. Wearing a patterned garment of mixed colors in a dream means being reprimanded by one’s superior. It also could represent a flower merchant. Wearing a double sided coat means duplicity and affectation. Awashed garment in a dream means poverty and indebtedness. Wearing a brocaded garment in a dream means attending a pilgrimage. Otherwise, if the person qualifies, it means controlling interests in a farmland, or it may represent a good harvest for that year. Wearing a garment which is brilliant in colors for a man in a dream represents his pride and arrogance.
If one sees himself wearing a silken raiment and portraying a religious jurist in a dream, it means that he is a seeker of worldly titles who may invent something new. Announcing lost and found garments in a dream means attending a pilgrimage to Mecca or a journey to an Arab country.
A woman wearing a thin garment in a dream represents her integrity, while if she is wearing a thick garment, it represents her labor and hardships.
If one sees himself putting on a new garment after taking a ritual bath in a dream, it means prosperity or repayment of his debts.
If one’s new garment is torn and cannot be repaired in the dream, it means inability to bear children.
If the garment can be repaired in the dream, it means that there is an evil spell over the person wearing it. Wearing two torn garments in a dream means death.
A torn garment in a dream also means a shattered religious or spiritual life, or it could mean that one is pursued by an evil person, or it could mean poverty or striving to satisfy one’s basic material needs.
If one is stripped of his clothing in a dream, it means loss of his status. Destroying or wasting garments in a dream brings glad tidings, unless if the person seeing the dream is incarcerated, or if he is a poor person, or if he is in debt.
If a man sees himself wearing a woman’s outfit in the dream, and if in his consciousness he intended to act effeminately, it means that he will face a calamity and carry a great burden.
If he thinks in his dream that he is a woman, then his humiliation will be greater. Receiving used garments but in a good condition as a gift in a dream means money, though if they are in bad condition, they mean trouble.
A dog wearing a woolen cloak in a dream represents ajust ruler.
If one sees a lion wearing a cotton or a linen cloak in a dream, it represents a ruler who confiscates people’s properties and money. Wearing linen cloak in a dream also means living a dignified life. Eating a clean garment in a dream means receiving lawful earnings, and eating a dirty garment in a dream means living from unlawful money. Burning one’s garment in a dream means the end of his difficulties. Ironing off the creases of one’s garment before wearing it in a dream means interest in beauty, glitters and ornaments.
(Also see Closet; Colors; Filth; Trader)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Heavens)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Dome’; Cemetery)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A pool of water in a lovely garden shows that you will have much success in love and marriage; a swimming pool indicates that you will enjoy many social gatherings with good friends. Of course, you must examine each aspect of the dream and if you are less than happy, or your life is threatened, then you must take everything to the opposite of what is written above concerning a pool of water.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- The human being often has need of celebration in his or her life.
To be attending a party in a dream can indicate our need for celebration, for joining with other people to create a potentially happy atmosphere.
3- When a group celebrates a belief, which can be spiritual, it is an occasion for a party or festival.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A pool of water in a lovely garden shows that you will have much success in love and marriage; a swimming pool indicates that you will enjoy many social gatherings with good friends. Of course, you must examine each aspect of the dream and if you are less then happy, or your life is threatened, then you must take everything to the opposite of what is written above concerning a pool of water.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If it is not, this dream is giving you the message to choose another experience from your social menu.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To belong to a political party would indicate that we are prepared to stand up for our beliefs, that we have made a commitment to a particular way of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream of a Christmas Tree occurs in December, it may indicate the expected pleasures and anxieties associated with the holiday season.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.
If you dream of being chased or eaten by food items, you are trying to avoid a situation in real life that involves strong emotions.
To dream about rotten or spoiled food suggests that you are feeling sluggish and emotionally drained. You may also be regretting missed opportunities for growth and pleasure.
To dream that you are serving food represents catering to the demands of others. You may feel that you are doing a lot for somebody, and not getting much in return.
To dream that somebody is serving you food symbolizes that you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends and loved ones. Also see “Eating”, “Food Fight”, “Frozen Food” and “Junk Food”.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that somebody is serving you food symbolizes that you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends and loved ones.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of being served by a waiter/waitress, you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends or loved ones.... My Dream Interpretation
If a beautiful face appears, this may be connected to feelings of pride and satisfaction.
If the dream face is unknown, this suggests a possible change in the dreamer’s waking life.
If a dream face is being washed or cleaned, this can have links to guilt or sin, as the act of cleaning indicates a desire for a fresh start.
If the faces are familiar, it could be a portent of future social gatherings. To dream that your face is flawed or pimply represents erupting emotions. You may have suffered an attack on your reputation in waking life.
If you are blushing, this suggests embarrassment and feelings you do not want to reveal to others. An elderly face may simply be a projection of life in the future. However, aged faces also carry symbolic ties to the notions of wisdom and longevity.
If you are hiding your face, you may be ashamed of something or be feeling low in confidence.
If your forehead is fine and smooth in your dreams, this suggests good judgment and intellectual ability. To see a wrinkled forehead, however, suggests worries and burdens.
If you see your cheeks in your dream, this symbolizes commitment, intimacy and closeness. To see rosy- colored cheeks in your dream signifies enthusiasm and energy. Bear in mind the significance of puns too; are you facing up to your problems, or do you need to deal with someone or something face to face? Ancient dream oracles say that to see your face in a mirror in a dream means that a secret will be discovered.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you were speaking at such a gathering, pay attention to the reaction of the audience as it will indicate how well other people are reacting to you in real life. For example, if the audience walked out or fell asleep, this is a negative sign. If, however, they applauded you at a public meeting, this may symbolize a breakthrough or recognition in some area of your waking life.
If you stuttered your way through a speech or left the stage feeling humiliated, your unconscious was probably reflecting your anxiety about your work performance or a future event at which you are obliged to speak in waking life.
If your unconscious calls a dream meeting with the people with whom you work in waking life, it may be commenting on your relationship with them. You may find in such dreams that work colleagues or bosses behave out of character; for example, a timid colleague is loud and aggressive or a supportive boss becomes a tyrant; if this is the case, your unconscious could have been warning you to watch out for these people as they may not be what they seem in waking life. To dream that you are attending a reception suggests the possibility of, or desire for, pleasant engagements and social gatherings.
Clubs, Groups and Crowds... The Element Encyclopedia
A large crowd can suggest information overload, a crowd of problems or finding yourself in a situation that overwhelms you. A dream of feeling at one with a crowd—such as watching or singing along at a match or game in a sport’s arena—may have been emphasizing the security you derive from being with like-minded people. If, however, you do not feel at one with the crowd, your dreaming mind may be urging you to assert your individuality.
If you transformed into a cheerleader, your unconscious may have been highlighting the euphoria that you feel in waking life from being at one with the people around you. The denser and more claustrophobic the crowd in your dream, the greater and more demanding the problems in your waking life may seem; if you find a way out of the crowd or take control of it, your dream interpretation will be positive.
If you are trampled down in the crowd in your dream, this suggests that you need a great deal of help. Perhaps you are working too hard, caring for a sick relative or the problems you are facing are too overwhelming to deal with alone.
In dreams, unknown people in crowds or gatherings often represent aspects of yourself, such as your attitudes, strengths and anxieties. As social relationships are important for personal well-being and survival, such dreams also help you clarify your way of interacting with society in general. Are you in contact with the people in your dreams? Do you conform or rebel? Do you like the people in your dream and what do they mean to you? Questions like these will throw light on the meaning of your dream. Such dreams can also depict what public opinion thinks of you, so pay attention to the reaction of the people in the crowds.... The Element Encyclopedia
Many people assume that when they ‘see’ another person in their dreams, that the dream was meant for that person. This is rarely the case. People in your dreams can appear as themselves, particularly if they are people you know or have known; your dreaming mind may introduce them to highlight a specific quality or character you need to be aware of in them. Many dream analysts, however, believe that the majority of people seen in dreams are a subjective representative rather than an objective one. Each type of person throws some light on some aspect of your life—be it your relationships, your hopes and fears, or aspects of your personality that you need to learn to control or cultivate.
Whenever you encounter another person in your dream, ask yourself these two questions: what is a single word that describes my current opinion of the person, and what is the person doing in the dream that I am doing in real-life? The person is chosen in the dream for their symbolic representation. We all come to associate certain people with certain actions or characteristics.
If they are known to you, consider what the dream is saying about that person as a reflection of a part of you. There may also be emotional considerations that arise through your dreaming mind’s choice of that particular person. For these, ask more questions: are there parts of that person that I admire, that I envy, of which I am jealous? What is it that I feel for the person in the dream? In many cases, the feelings that your interaction with people in your dreams gives you will be those that you are becoming aware of in real life.
People in dreams are most typically connected to hidden or repressed aspects of your character. They can raise issues that you would rather forget.
If you can listen to your dream characters, they may be able to help you deal with conflict or confusion in your waking life and help you achieve balance.
Whatever the case, in order to achieve an understanding of the people in your dreams it is important to consider the atmosphere, the role that each character played, the feelings that you experienced in your dream and your waking associations with these people. In short, if people figure in your dreams ask yourself what these people say about the hidden aspects of yourself. Try to work out what or whom each person in your dream makes you think of. In that way you will be able to discover the deeper meanings and associations.
Many of the people in your dreams will remind you of family members, partners, loved ones or yourself at various stages of your life; if this is the case, refer to the relevant entries in the BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD, FAMILY, STAGES OF LIFEandRELATIONSHIPS chapters.
If your dream images are of famous people or people from other countries, refer to the FAMOUS PEOPLE and FOREIGN COUNTRIES chapters. For more information about professional people at work in dreams, refer to the SCHOOL AND WORK chapter. Bear in mind that your dreaming mind may also weave aspects of yourself into dream archetypes, such as the stranger, the hero, the fool, the hermit and the wise man or woman, who are all trying to convey a certain message to you.
If this is the case, turn to the chapter on ARCHETYPES. For occasions or situations when people group or gather together, see GATHERINGS. Finally, according to ancient dream-lore, as long as the people you meet in your dreams are friendly and well presented, good fortune can be expected.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams with romantic themes are attempts to answer your questions about relationships and the nature of love. As your dreaming mind searches for answers, it will review your past and present relationships, and try out other people or even celebrities as lovers or partners in order to give you a glimpse of how different your life could be. Such dreams are significant because they can reveal things about your relationship of which you may be unaware in waking life. Because of this, they can be extremely enlightening. Some dream analysts will interpret dreams about relationships as examples of wish-fulfillment or as opportunities to get intimate with people you cannot be close to in waking life. Although this may be true in some cases—we all share the universal longing to be loved—it may not apply to all such dreams. The dreaming mind can use relationship symbols for many different associations.
This chapter focuses on dreams with a romantic theme. For dreams that concern relationships with family members, friends, celebrities and other people, see FAMILY; FAMOUS PEOPLE; GATHERINGS; PEOPLE; POSITIVE EMOTIONS. For dreams with an explicit sexual nature or content, see SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you were reading, hearing, singing or chanting from a religious book, manuscript, sacred scripture or text such as the Bible or Koran, your dreaming mind is highlighting your desire to know the truth or the answer to a question that is on your mind. You may feel the need for some kind of guidance and your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to the problem or issue on your mind before it gets any worse. Dreams about praying also reflect a feeling of helplessness and the need for guidance in waking life.
If you attended a religious ceremony or rite or were part of a congregation in your dream, your feelings about this are crucial.
If you felt uplifted and comforted, this suggests that you feel at peace with your moral code; but if your attitude was one of rebellion or anger, your dreaming mind may be urging you to assert your individuality, as you are currently being stifled by the restrictions of your belief system. Alternatively, if you are not allowed to participate in your dream ritual, you may be harboring feelings of guilt because you have broken some important rules. As ceremonies are used to attain deeper awareness and to establish a new order, another interpretation suggests that dream ceremonies and rituals refer to major life changes or new attitudes in your waking life that are having a profound effect on you. Religious processions and carnivals in dreams reflect a need to stimulate your imagination and perhaps increase your faith
A dream of visiting a religious place may be commenting on the lack of spirituality in your life; this is especially so if the church, mosque, chapel, temple, cathedral or religious site was peaceful and calming, as it suggests that you need to seek out a place where you can feel secure and reflect on your waking life.
If you dreamed of a crypt or religious burial ground, this may be suggesting that your spiritual self is buried.
If the religious site or building was in ruins, you need to consider which aspect of your spiritual life is crumbling away.
If you heard church bells or religious music in your dream, this suggests a desire to expand your spirit
A dream that features baptism or an initiation of some kind suggests spiritual renewal or a new life for the dreamer.
If you were baptized and given a new name, this indicates a new start; the significance of that name will be important.
If you attended the baptism of a baby, this may represent an idea or project you are working on and for which you need approval.
If you were blessed in your dream, this suggests approval of some kind of action or attitude in your waking life. Blasphemy, on the other hand, reflects irreverence or insults of some kind in your waking life.
If you dream of taking Holy Communion, because in real life this is a form of blessing for forgiveness and renewal, in dreams it represents sacred sharing.
If bread and wine appears in your dream, these refer to the basic needs in your life. As always, your feelings in the dream are important. Did you feel comforted or anxious? If you dream of a crusade, this suggests that you need to fight for or against something or someone in your waking life. See also GATHERINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia