What does it mean to see an giving people water to drink in a dream?

Giving People Water To Drink Dream Meaning: From 1 Different Sources


Giving People Water To Drink

Drawing water from the well and seeing impurities and filth in such water means the person doing so will pollute his wealth with haraam wealth.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

143 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Water

To dream of clear water, foretells that you will joyfully realize prosperity and pleasure.

If the water is muddy, you will be in danger and gloom will occupy Pleasure’s seat.

If you see it rise up in your house, denotes that you will struggle to resist evil, but unless you see it subside, you will succumb to dangerous influences.

If you find yourself baling it out, but with feet growing wet, foreshadows trouble, sickness, and misery will work you a hard task, but you will forestall them by your watchfulness.

The same may be applied to muddy water rising in vessels.

To fall into muddy water, is a sign that you will make many bitter mistakes, and will suffer poignant grief therefrom.

To drink muddy water, portends sickness, but drinking it clear and refreshing brings favorable consummation of fair hopes.

To sport with water, denotes a sudden awakening to love and passion.

To have it sprayed on your head, denotes that your passionate awakening to love will meet reciprocal consummation.

The following dream and its allegorical occurrence in actual life is related by a young woman student of dreams: ``Without knowing how, I was (in my dream) on a boat, I waded through clear blue water to a wharfboat, which I found to be snow white, but rough and splintry.

The next evening I had a delightful male caller, but he remained beyond the time prescribed by mothers and I was severely censured for it.’’ The blue water and fairy white boat were the disappointing prospects in the symbol. ... water dream meaning

People

5 See Crowd.... people dream meaning

Drink

Determines one’s portion in life; research the type of drink and container... drink dream meaning

Famous People

See Also: Actor... famous people dream meaning

Drinking

For a woman to dream of hilarious drinking, denotes that she is engaging in affairs which may work to her discredit, though she may now find much pleasure in the same.

If she dreams that she fails to drink clear water, though she uses her best efforts to do so, she will fail to enjoy some pleasure that is insinuatingly offered her. See Water. ... drinking dream meaning

Water Lily

To dream of a water lily, or to see them growing, foretells there will be a close commingling of prosperity and sorrow or bereavement.... water lily dream meaning

Dead People

1- Dead people we have known appearing in dreams usually refer back to strong emotions we have had about those people, whether they are negative or positive.

For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only wav we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.

2- Memories can remain buried for years and often when people who have died appear in dreams, we are being reminded of different times, places or relationships which will help us to deal with present situations.

3- To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our long-forgotten ancestors.... dead people dream meaning

Water-carrier

To see water-carriers passing in your dreams, denotes that your prospects will be favorable in fortune, and love will prove no laggard in your chase for pleasure.

If you think you are a water-carrier, you will rise above your present position. ... water-carrier dream meaning

Giving

(Allot; Distribute; Gift; Offer) Giving something in a dream indicates the value or worth of the giver.

If one gives his workers or a needy person little money when they merit more, it denotes his disobedience to the commands of God Almighty, or straying away from the prophetic traditions.

If one is denied what he is asking for in a dream, it means failure in his religious practices, suffering from the consequences of challenging others and arguing about religious laws, or it could represent one’s perilous pursuit of heedless thoughts.

If a sick person sees himself paying his debts in a dream, it means his death or the spoiling of his wealth.

If he is healthy, then it denotes a case of mental derangement, anger, lack of self-control or raising one’s voice unnecessarily.

If a poor person sees himself paying someone’s debt in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits. Receiving monetary compensation by a court order in a dream denotes lawful earnings.... giving dream meaning

Giving Birth

(See Childbirth)... giving birth dream meaning

Mineral Water

To dream of drinking mineral water, foretells fortune will favor your efforts, and you will enjoy your opportunities to satisfy your cravings for certain pleasures. ... mineral water dream meaning

Water Mill

1. Hard work.

2. Use whatever is available, however sim­ple, to achieve one’s goals. ... water mill dream meaning

Water Fountain

Symbolic of good words and life, Prov. 10:11 ... water fountain dream meaning

Club (people)

1- When we dream of being in a club such as a night-spot or sports club, we are highlighting the right of every human being to belong.

2- Psychologically we are not able to be part of a group until we have a certain level of maturity, so to dream of being with a crowd can denote our awareness of ourselves.

3- Organised Ritual is an important part of the progression to spiritual awareness.... club (people) dream meaning

Gift / Give / Giving

In a spiritual sense, dreaming of a gift may be pointing us towards our creative talents, of which we may not yet be aware. We need to acknowledge the gifts and talents we have and use them appropriately. In a spiritual sense giving in is submitting to a higher authority.... gift / give / giving dream meaning

Water-bed

One’s personal situation rests on their faith; see “bed” and “water”... water-bed dream meaning

Water-skiing

1. One feels self-confident.

2. Willing to take risks. ... water-skiing dream meaning

Boiling Water

Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is already sufferingfrom hell in his own grave.

(Also see Hot water)... boiling water dream meaning

Hot Water

Washingone’s dirt with hot water in a dream means benefits. Drinking hot water from the boiler in a dream means sickness, stress, depression, or a scare by evil spirits.

(Also see Bathhouse; Drink; Hot)... hot water dream meaning

Interpretation According To The Varying Conditions Of People

If a righteous and noble person sees himself as handcuffed or placed in a pillory* It means he will remain safeguarded against mischief and wickedness. But if the observer of such a dream is wicked it suggests that he will commit excessive sins due to which he will be doomed to hell-fire May Allah, through His infinite mercy, save us from hell-fire, Ameen.

(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).

.... interpretation according to the varying conditions of people dream meaning

Water Wheel

(Noria) In a dream, this type of water wheel which is used to raise and discharge water from a low level stream into a higher ground means help, assistance, keeping one’s promise, or complying with preset conditions.

(Also see Noria)... water wheel dream meaning

Tank (water, Etc.)

To dream of a tank denotes that you will find happiness in marriage.

To dream that the tank is full is an omen of prosperity, but if the tank is empty then will you experiences losses in either your business or other financial affairs.

A leaking tank is also a sign of loss.... tank (water, etc.) dream meaning

Spring (water)

Symbol of fertility. In fairy tales it also symbolizes virginity—the dreamer’s emotional energies. Positive psychic energies, dedication. Expressing purity. Fairy tales and myths also tell about clouded and poi- soned springs; in that case, go back to the origin of the problem and work with your karma in order to clean up old burdens. See Water, Bath, Environmental Pollution.... spring (water) dream meaning

Salt Water

To dream of salty water on your tongue may indicate a need to release sadness and the physically shed tears.

To be standing in water suggests that an old emotional wound may be holding you back from possible joy. It also cautions acceptance of the past, especially of things that cannot be changed.... salt water dream meaning

Water Balloon

If you dream of throwing water balloons, then you are playing games with your emotions, and trying your hand at manipulation. Dreams of a water balloon signify compartmentalized feelings and that you are attempting to contain, restrain, understand and/or make light of the mystery of life.... water balloon dream meaning

Old People

In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.

If the old person is male – depending on the gender of the dreamer – he will stand for either the self or the animus.

If female then she will signify the great mother or the anima. All father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.

A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past – things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them.... old people dream meaning

Dram-drinking

To be given to dram-drinking in your dreams, omens ill-natured rivalry and contention for small possession.

To think you have quit dram-drinking, or find that others have done so, shows that you will rise above present estate and rejoice in prosperity. ... dram-drinking dream meaning

Water-color

A picture is a memory of substance, and the water implies a blessed memory; see “water”... water-color dream meaning

Cold Water

If one sees himself drinking cold refreshing water from the regular water tab in a dream, it means comfort and joy.

(Also see Drink)... cold water dream meaning

Delivering Water

(See Water Carrier)... delivering water dream meaning

Drawing Water From A Well

If a person dreams that he has drawn water from the well and given it to people to drink, it means he will be a means of providing livelihood to orphans, the weak and poor. It also means he will live a life of piety and virtue. Perhaps his wealth may become a means of people proceeding for Hajj.... drawing water from a well dream meaning

Accepting From Or Giving To The Deceased Something

Accepting something from the dead is regarded as good while giving him something is regarded as bad.

If a person sees a dead person giving him something of this world it mean he will acquire livelihood from an unimaginable source. And if he sees himself giving a dead person clothes normally worn by living persons and he accepts such clothes and wears them it means he (the giver) has a short life span.... accepting from or giving to the deceased something dream meaning

Distilled Water

In a dream, distilled water represents beautiful children or noble children. Seeing distilled water in adream also may signify acquiring knowledge from learned people who practice what they teach. It also means learning wisdom from wise people. Smelling rose-water or orange-blossom water or distilled water from jonquil or from any species of the narcissus flower in a dream means joy, happiness, cheers, eulogies and prosperity. In a dream, distilled water also may represent bringing out confiscated or stolen merchandise or discovering hidden goods. As for distilled farm water or from water lily or distilled water from similar flowers in a dream, they represent medicinal remedies, profits, celebrations or weddings.

(Also see Water)... distilled water dream meaning

Drinking Camel Milk

Drinking camel milk without milking it means the person will acquire lawful wealth from someone who is physically strong, wields power and commands respect.... drinking camel milk dream meaning

Drinking Clean Water From The River

Drinking clean water from a river suggests that he will enjoy a certain ni’mah and bounty of Allah and live a clean and pure life.... drinking clean water from the river dream meaning

Drinking Cup

(See Cup)... drinking cup dream meaning

Drinking Curd Or Whey

Drinking any of these means loss of wealth as a result of which he will be grieved.... drinking curd or whey dream meaning

Drinking Fresh Milk

If a person sees himself drinking fresh milk (not whey or curd) of a known animal, it implies that he will acquire wealth that is halaal and lawful.... drinking fresh milk dream meaning

Drinking Hyena Milk

His wife will deceive him and be unfaithful to him.... drinking hyena milk dream meaning

Drinking Milk From The Breast

If a person sees himself drinking or being fed milk from the breast of a woman, it means he will either be imprisoned or find himself in utter poverty, as the maximum period for suckling is tow years. Anything beyond that means imprisonment or dire straits.... drinking milk from the breast dream meaning

Drinking Sea Water

If a person dreams that he is drinking sea water and the water is not turbid or muddy nor are any waves seen in such waters it means he will acquire as much of the wealth of this world as the amount of water he had drunk. Moreover he shall lead a clean and happy life. But if the water is brackish or filthy or the ocean is shrouded in darkness or the water assumes the form of huge, frightening waves it suggest he will be afflicted with grief, fear and hardship, the intensity of which will depend on how much of the above conditions prevail in the water or ocean.... drinking sea water dream meaning

Drinking The Milk Of A Lioness

The person seeing this is to become prosperous. He will also overpower his enemy.... drinking the milk of a lioness dream meaning

Drinking The Milk Of A Panther

The One who drinks the milk will attain much blessings and barakah in the near future.... drinking the milk of a panther dream meaning

Drinking The Milk Of A She-ass

It means severe illness with no hope of recovery.

And Allah Subhanahoo Wata’ala knows best.... drinking the milk of a she-ass dream meaning

Drinking The Milk Of A Sow

Drinking such milk means a person will commit evil through his intellect and wealth.... drinking the milk of a sow dream meaning

Drinking Tiger Milk

It means profound grief and sorrow.... drinking tiger milk dream meaning

Drinking Unclean Water From The River

If a person sees himself drinking dirty or muddy water from a river it means he will suffer grief, anguish and heartache, the extend depending on the amount he drinks of such water.... drinking unclean water from the river dream meaning

Drinking Water

Consuming clean, sweet water in the dream means he will enjoy a clean and happy life provided he does not know its quantity nor is he aware of himself being in a state of tuhr nor does he know himself to be on a journey in a strange, unknown place.

The same applies if the water is not sweet. But it the water is brackish and muddy, it means he will suffer from some ailment or disease whose seriousness will depend on how brackish or muddy the water is.... drinking water dream meaning

Drinking Wine

Drinking win with another means the drinker will quarrel with that person with regards to his livelihood provided there is a dining table between them.... drinking wine dream meaning

Drinking Wolf Milk

the one who drinks the milk will attain much goodness in that if he is in grief he will soon find relief and if he is a destitute he will become rich.... drinking wolf milk dream meaning

Eating And Drinking In The Wild

This suggest that he will acquire affluence in the world and progress in matters of Deen.... eating and drinking in the wild dream meaning

Giving Someone Black Coins

A secret will be divulged to him.... giving someone black coins dream meaning

Giving The Dead Roti, Bread Or A Ring

It means a son will be born to him and he will die, or if he is wealthy he will lose his wealth.

And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... giving the dead roti, bread or a ring dream meaning

Giving Up The Ghost

(Death) In a dream, the return of one’s soul back to its Lord means remitting of a trust back to its rightful owner, the recovery of a sick person from his illness, the release of a prisoner from jail, or perhaps it could represent a reunion of people who love one another.

(Also see Death)... giving up the ghost dream meaning

Leaking Water

(See Seeping)... leaking water dream meaning

Milking A Cow And Drinking Its Milk

If a person sees himself milking and drinking cow milk it is a glad tiding that he will become rich, or if he is rich his wealth will increase; or if he is a slave he will become free and marry his mistress.... milking a cow and drinking its milk dream meaning

Orange-blossom Water

(See Distilled water)... orange-blossom water dream meaning

Rice Drink

(See Amazaki)... rice drink dream meaning

Righteous People

(Companions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace; Followers; Successors) Seeing God’s blessed people and His righteous ones, or any of the early companions of God’s Messenger (uwbp), whether such a companion is known or not in a dream represents blessings in one’s life and denotes one’s correct following of their example, and their advice or comments in one’s dream must be heeded.

To see oneself as one of such true ones, or to enter their circles in a dream means that one is following their example and enjoying or suffering similar trials to theirs, then he will triumph over his enemies.

To see one of the companions living in a city in a dream also represents the joy, happiness, prosperity, and justice the inhabitants of such a city enjoy under the leadership of a righteous governor.

(Also see Companions ofthe Prophet; Scholars; Serving; Shepherd)... righteous people dream meaning

Rose-water

(See Distilled water)... rose-water dream meaning

Subversive People

(See Tar)... subversive people dream meaning

Sweet Water

(See Euphrates)... sweet water dream meaning

Walking On Water

Walking on water in a dream represents one’s strong faith, certitude and trust in God Almighty. This is particularly true if while waking one also speaks words of wisdom. Otherwise, walking on water in a dream also could mean clarifying a complex issue. Walking on water in a dream also could mean undertaking a dangerous venture and trusting one’s affairs to God’s protection. Irone walks back from the water to the dry land in a dream, it means that he will satisfy his needs or fulfill his intentions. In a dream, waking on water represents one’s good intention, clarity and certitude. Walking on water in a dream also means unveiling a mystery, the need to trust one’s affairs into God’s hand, or it may mean approaching a danger, or it could mean that the accumulated pressures one is enduring are bearing heavy on him. It also means placing one’s trust in God Almighty before embarking on a trip that could entail some danger.

To walk on water, whether it is an ocean or a river in a dream also denotes good spiritual standing, religious assiduousness and strong faith, certitude and determination.

(Also see Riuer; Water)... walking on water dream meaning

Wasting Water

If water is made to flow from a well it means a person will spend his wealth in a manner bringing no benefit or harm to him.... wasting water dream meaning

Water Becoming Ice

If a person sees that he has taken water by cupping his hands and such water becomes ice it means the wealth he has accumulated will remain intact with him.... water becoming ice dream meaning

Water In The Vessel

Boarding or sitting in a vessel filled with water suggest grief, sorrow, anxiety, calamity, imprisonment or sickness. But the ultimate result will be deliverance and salvation.... water in the vessel dream meaning

Water Jug

In a dream, a water jug means travels, or it could represent a woman who becomes pregnant then have a miscarriage or abortion.

The water represents the fetus and the jug represents the mother’s womb.... water jug dream meaning

Water Passage

(See Canal)... water passage dream meaning

Bloody Water

Emblematic of war, trouble, and woe, Isa. 15:9 ... bloody water dream meaning

Water In A Dish Or Bowl

If a person dreams of himself as holding or possessing water contained in a dish or bowl and he is conscious of himself as being in a state of tuhr (ie. Ceremonial purity) or on a journey in an unknown and strange place, then such a bowl of water symbolizes his life span.

If he dreams of drinking all the water it means his life span is completed; he should now prepare for the hereafter.

If he drinks the water partially it means he still has a number of years to live.

The same interpretation is given if, instead of water, the contents of the bowl or dish is thareed*.

(*Thareed: Pieces of bread steeped in broth)... water in a dish or bowl dream meaning

Water In A Glass Tumbler

A tumbler or glass symbolizes one’s wife and the water symbolizes a son provided one does not drink the water.

If a person sees himself as watering an orchard or irrigating a land from the water contained in such a tumbler, it means his matrimonial life will be one of happiness and prosperity. The, if he sees the orchard or land yielding fruits or crops it means his wife will bear him children. But if he sees someone else watering his orchard or land it is a dream which is regarded as abominable and loathsome.... water in a glass tumbler dream meaning

Water Level

(Artificial lake; Farm pond; Ombrometer; Ombrograh; Pluviometer; Rain gauge; Reservoir) The water level of an artificial lake or a reservoir in a dream represents God’s mercy, blessings, rain, celebrations, festivals, a wedding, the pilgrimage season, a good harvest, or the governor’s mansion. Seeing the city’s reservoir full to capacity means glad tidings and prosperity.

If one finds the water level low, and if the waterside is covered with crusts, mildew, decay and produces a fetid odor in the dream. it means drought and adversities.

The city’s reservoir in a dream also represents its governor. Whatever condition it portrays in the dream, be it good or bad, will be exhibited in his work. In a dream, all gauges that are used in measuring the water level have the same interpretation.

(Also see Water)... water level dream meaning

Cold Drink

Refreshing, good news, Prov. 25:25... cold drink dream meaning

Deep Water

Symbolic of a spiritual river, Ezek. 47:5... deep water dream meaning

Ice Water

Refreshing, good news, Prov. 25:25... ice water dream meaning

Lukewarm Water

Symbolic of spiritual apathy, Rev. 3:15 ... lukewarm water dream meaning

Muddy Water

This is symbolic of impure doctrine, stagnant living, or a spoiled and foul environment, Prov. 25:26... muddy water dream meaning

Soft Drink

Refreshing ... soft drink dream meaning

Springs Of Water

A symbol of a person’s heart, Prov. 4:23. If the water is clear it symbolizes purity of speech.

If the water is dirty it symbolizes deceit. Springs may also symbolize the blessing of the Lord, Deut. 8:7 ... springs of water dream meaning

Stagnant Water

Symbolic of spiritual apathy, Zeph. 1:12... stagnant water dream meaning

Water Tower

A man-made cistern may symbolize trusting in things other than God, Jer. 2:13 ... water tower dream meaning

Crowd Of People

Importunity, excitement (Gypsy). “This dream is a sign of great excitement in the unconscious, especially in persons outwardly calm.” (Jung). ... crowd of people dream meaning

Water-bearer

Always a good dream (Gypsy). ... water-bearer dream meaning

Giving Up / Getting Out

Fleeing or approaching something, as in Emigration. Not wanting to be part of something anymore or not wanting to be doing something in a particular way. What’s important is what you want to exit from, and what your feelings are.... giving up / getting out dream meaning

Dead People Dreams

Example: ‘My husband’s mother, no longer alive, came and slid her arms carefully under me and lifted me up. I shouted “Put me down! Put me down! I don’t want to go yet.” She carefully lowered me on to the bed and disappeared’ (EH). Most dreams in which dead people appear are expressive of our attempts to deal with our feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died, or our own feelings about death. In the example the dreamer is feeling fear about being carried off by death.

When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.

The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.

An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... dead people dreams dream meaning

Masses (of People)

Often a fear of social contact and agoraphobia. Here, you find the social contact you need and a place where you see yourself apart from—and also a part of—a larger whole. So in a sense, this dream image poses a question about your social adaptability on one hand, and on the other, your sense of what is yours and what you have taken on from the outside world. Do you have contact with many people, or none? Do you feel socially overwhelmed, or accepted? Does your dream express a need for liberation?... masses (of people) dream meaning

Pipe (water / Sewage Pipe)

A sexual symbol.

If you are crawling through the pipe yourself, it is a symbol of birth.

If the pipe is clogged up, it usually points to a problem with freely expressing your feelings. See Constipation.... pipe (water / sewage pipe) dream meaning

Speech (giving A)

A need for communicating something, getting somebody’s ear, convincing somebody. Usually a sign that you are justified in expecting recognition. Fear of appearing in public or public speaking.

Wanting to arrive and be liked (see Applause, Approval).

If a politician is giving the speech, it— almost without fail—has something to do with lying and egotism.... speech (giving a) dream meaning

Drinking Glass

To see a number of drinking glasses means there will be sudden arguments between you and your lover.

A single glass indicates the need for a short vacation.

To break a glass means that you are going to have to suddenly change plans you have made.... drinking glass dream meaning

Water Pistol

Shooting a water pistol at someone in a dream may indicate a need to let off steam without injuring the other person. It may represent playful aggression.... water pistol dream meaning

Soda Water

It is a sfgn that you will have a good digestion if you dream of drinking soda.... soda water dream meaning

Native People

Depth Psychology: A native person may represent emotions and instincts that have remained free and unfettered by civilization, often secret sexual desires that you are unable to live out. Accept these hidden desires in the same way you accept the more “noble” ones!... native people dream meaning

Famous People / Film Star

1- Most of us are capable of creating an ideal person on whom to project our fantasies and wishes. We are not at this stage particularly in touch with reality. In dreams a film, pop star or public figure will represent the Animus or Anima (See Introduction).

A young person dreaming of a film star may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.

2- Famous people, pop or film stars may also serve in dreams as a projection of the type of person we would like to be. We may, for instance, in real life be shy and withdrawn, but need to be admired and loved.

3- Spiritually, as we reach for perfection we need to ‘work through’ various aspects of our personality. Sometimes we arc able to reject such aspects as not being appropriate for the life we live.

For instance, we may realise that the destructiveness of a public life would take its toll within our own lives.... famous people / film star dream meaning

Eating / Drinking

Bacon: To slice bacon indicates the coming death of a loved one.

To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.

If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.

Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.

Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.

Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.

Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.

A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.

To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.

To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.

To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.

Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.

Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.

To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.

Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.

To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.

Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.

Champagne: Symbolizes money.

A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.

To drink champagne is to receive money.

To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.

Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.

Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.

Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.

Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.

Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.

If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.

Eeels: Malicious enemies.

Egg: A wealth of family love.

Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.

Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.

Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!

Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.

Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.

For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).

For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.

Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.

Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.

Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.

To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.

Millet: A sign of poverty

Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.

Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.

If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.

Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.

Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.

Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.

Salad: Various embarrassments.

Salmon: A sign of deceit.

To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.

Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.

Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.

Soup: You will return to good health.

Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.

Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.

If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.

If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... eating / drinking dream meaning

Aged People

It is always a fortunate omen when you dream of old people, either men or women.

The more of them you see, the more fortunate your dream.

If they are in rags, it indicates difficulties, but if you tackle your problems boldly, you will pull through.... aged people dream meaning

Brook Or Running Water

Faithful friends, if the stream is clear. Otherwise, be careful. ... brook or running water dream meaning

Water-cress

Danger in love affairs, especially if you pick them from the water.... water-cress dream meaning

Water-lilies

Your wish is out of reach; do not try to gain it, lest further loss ensue.... water-lilies dream meaning

People Pleaser

Dreams of a people pleaser reveal your disease to please. Your dream may be giving you the message to begin to cultivate a feeling of deservability for your own wishes and point of view. See Co-dependant and Boundary.... people pleaser dream meaning

Young People, Adolescents

Vision: If an adolescent girl dreams about a young man: she will soon fall in love or get married.

A grown-up dreaming about a young boy is a sign of immaturity and the desire to be forever young and without responsibility; it can also be a suggestion that honest wTork and commitment to duty is the only road to prosperity. Meeting a young person who is very attached to you: you are admired or loved by a stranger.

Depth Psychology: A young man represents the masculine/intellectual side of your personality.

See Youth.... young people, adolescents dream meaning

Tank (water)

If you dream of a water tank that is clean and fresh, then it represents your inner state of being, your vitality, aliveness, health and well-being.

If the tank is dirty, then this represents ill-health, and that you are due for a cleansing of your negative thoughts and feelings that may be poisoning your mind, body and spirit.... tank (water) dream meaning

Water Sports

If you dream of jet skiing, water skiing, surfing, or of participating in any water sport, then you are attempting to master or get control over your emotions and your understanding of your subconscious mind.

If you dream that you are excelling in this sport, then you have a degree of mastery over your feelings and emotions.

If you dream that you are not doing well at this sport, then you are working toward emotional understanding, but you still feel at their effect. See Surfing.... water sports dream meaning

Water Jar / Container

interpreted upon 11 sides: Woman, [male] servant, young girl & straightness of religion, goodness of body, long lifetime, wealth, blessing, good, prosperity, inheritance from the direction of women.... water jar / container dream meaning

Water Tub / Reservoir / Tank

interpreted upon 5 sides: a man helpful to the people, rich man or collected wealth, or scholar that serves the people by his knowledge. And contingently indicative of / signifies the doing of good deeds [if] the reservoir was built, and indicative of the opposite of that [if] it was destroyed.... water tub / reservoir / tank dream meaning

Control Water

If you dream of having the power to control water, this symbolizes your spiritual and intellectual growth. You are not using your full potential - you have considerable energy and mental abilities, and you need to start using them to put your thoughts into action. Controlling water in a dream may also indicate a need to control your temper better.... control water dream meaning

Drinking Fountain

To dream of drinking water from a fountain is a positive omen, meaning that you have the strength of character to solve all your current problems. Look within and trust your instincts.... drinking fountain dream meaning

Float (drink)

To dream of drinking a float (a drink of pop and ice cream) foretells happiness and peaceful times with family. It may also suggest that you want to strengthen your bonds with friends and loved ones.... float (drink) dream meaning

Holy Water

To dream about holy water signifies spiritual needs, beliefs and the need for guidance. It also symbolizes chastity, purity and abstinence.... holy water dream meaning

Pipes (metal Pipes For Water / Sewage)

Dreaming of gleaming new pipes denotes intelligence and good fortune. Old and broken pipes represent ill health or difficult times at work or school.... pipes (metal pipes for water / sewage) dream meaning

Straws (drinking Straws)

To see or use a drinking straw in your dream suggests that you have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bonds with them.

To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... straws (drinking straws) dream meaning

Water Gun

If you dream of aiming or shooting a water gun at someone, you them to notice your feelings.

If you dream that someone confronts you with a water gun, maybe they are trying to tell you something that you’re not hearing, or you might feel that person is pushing their feelings onto you.... water gun dream meaning

Water Hose

To see a water hose in your dream, represents renewal, rejuvenation and cleansing. You need to heal your emotional wounds so that you can continue to grow as a person. Alternatively, it may be a metaphor for sexual attraction.... water hose dream meaning

Water Park

To see or be in an water park in your dream, symbolizes that you need more fun and adventure in your life. It also suggests a need to expand yourself spiritually and open your mind to new experiences. Also see “Water Slide”, below.... water park dream meaning

Water Slide

Dreaming of a water slide indicates a sense of instability in some real life situation.

If you are scared going down the slide, you may feel overwhelmed by emotions or problems related to someone of the opposite sex.

If you are happy on the water slide, you are nervous about a challenging situation but you have the confidence that you will ultimately handle it well.... water slide dream meaning

Car (full Of People)

Oversoul with various personality aspects as you go through life.... car (full of people) dream meaning

Lots Of People

Personality aspects. ... lots of people dream meaning

Sitting, People Next To You

Aspects of your own personality.... sitting, people next to you dream meaning

Drink / Drinking

If you are drinking usually this will mean your unconscious is offering you something which, if accepted, will improve the quality of your life.

If you do not, in the dream, accept the drink, make sure you do on the next occasion; or relive the dream, only this time taking the drink and swallowing it. In this way you may come to identify what it is that is being offered.... drink / drinking dream meaning

Drinks / Drinking

This symbol has a wide trajectory in the continuum of fun and relaxation on the one end and excessive escapism on the other. This activity in a dream may point to a need for more balance in your life by letting go or more balance in your life by reining in the ways in which you avoid responsibility.

The dream context will help you with your interpretation, as will your waking-life relationship with alcohol.... drinks / drinking dream meaning

Water Heater

Any image that relates to water is about your emotional experience. Hot water implies the addition of anger or other passionate sensibilities. Keep in mind that a water heater has the function of providing comfort and sanitization to your life.

A healthy relationship to your emotional expression does the same. Look to how well you are connected to fluctuations in your emotional expression of water-heater features in your dream.... water heater dream meaning

Animals In Water

Dreams about animals in water are symbols of our emotions. Water is a symbol of emotion because water, like emotion, constantly moves and flows. How the animal moves within the water reveals our emotional mood. For instance if the water is calm and beautiful then it shows our emotions are good.... animals in water dream meaning

People At Work

A dream in which the main focus seems to be someone else’s job or occupation isn’t urging you to change career. It is most likely using the symbol of a certain profession to comment on your own behavior, attitudes and actions. Roles often play an important part in your self- image and identity. Without a welldefined social role or identity, many of us feel uncertain in waking life. It is a sign of maturity to cast off this need for a role of some kind and appreciate that we can be many things. See also ARCHETYPES; PEOPLE.... people at work dream meaning

Birth, Giving

A new beginning or phase in your life or a particular aspect of it (such as a new relationship, job, etc.).

Creating something new (such as an idea, a work of art, or a business).

A new or additional responsibility.

Your subconscious mind exploring what it would be like to actually give birth or have the responsibility of a baby.

See also: Fetus; Baby; Pregnancy... birth, giving dream meaning

Influential People In World History

Certain key figures in human history have had such an impact on world history that your unconscious may have stored the information—perhaps from school or college days, or even from a documentary or media report—and then drawn upon that knowledge to create an image that can encourage, teach or inspire you in dreamland. The list below contains some of the world’s most influential figures and gives keywords to trigger personal associations. Please note that the list is by no means comprehensive or definitive; if the influential person in your dreams isn’t listed here or in this chapter and you want to find associations that have meaning and relevance to you, it might be worthwhile reading their biography or autobiography, or investigating their life story and significance to world history.

Alexander the Great: Conqueror, empire building, warrior archetype.

Aristotle: Influential greek philosopher, the importance of asking questions and challenging conventional thought.

Bell, Alexander Graham: Inventor of telephone, communication, networking .

Bonaparte, Napoleon: French emperor, tactician, warrior archetype, exile.

Columbus, Christopher: Explorer, led europe to the americas, new territories to discover, new potential.

Confucius: The founder of confucianism, wise old man archetype.

Copernicus, Nicolas: Priest, astronomer, taught heliocentricity, the world revolves around the sun.

Daguerre, Louis: Pioneer of photography, vision, impressions, image change.

Darwin, Charles: Biologist, formulated theory of evolution, survival of the fittest.

Descartes, René: Rationalist philosopher and mathematician, logic, reason, ı think therefore ı am.

Edison, Thomas: Inventor of light bulb, illumination, insight.

Einstein, Albert: Physicist, theory of relativity, greatness achieved by power of the mind.

Fermi, Enrico: Father of atomic bomb, ultimate weapon of destruction, the last resort.

Fleming, Alexander: Penicillin, advances in bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy, strengthening your defenses.

Ford, Henry: Industrialist, revolutionized mass production, the repetition of the production line.

Galilei, Galileo: Catholic astronomer, accurately described heliocentric solar system, visionary, conflict of authority with freedom of thought.

Gutenberg, Johann: Developed movable type, printed bibles, communication, the printed word.

Machiavelli, Niccolò: Author of the prince, archetype of the manipulator.

Marconi, Guglielmo: Inventor of the radio, communication, words, reaching a large audience.

Marx, Karl: Social philosopher, marxist communism, class struggle.

Michelangelo: Painter; sculptor, architect, diversity, energy, talent.

Moses: God’s messenger, leader of people out of slavery.

Muhammad: Prophet of ıslam, founder of major world religion, military and political leader, pure ideals, indomitable will.

Newton, Isaac: Physicist, theory of universal gravitation, laws of motion, universe working like clockwork.

St Paul: Proselytizer of christianity, dogma, tradition, rules and regulations.

Plato: Greek philosopher, intellectual focus on spiritual concepts rather than physical elements of life.

Shakespeare, William: Playwright, understanding of complete range of human emotions, stupendous output.

Voltaire: Writer and philosopher, crusade against tyranny and bigotry, the importance of tolerance.

Washington, George: First president of the united states of america, the basic rights of the individual, david versus goliath.

Watt, James: Developer of steam engine, new possibilities, travel.

William the Conqueror: First king of modern england, beginning a new project, invasion.

Wright, Orville and Wilbur: Inventors of airplane, longing to escape, fly away or reach new heights... influential people in world history dream meaning

Breathing Under Water

In this nightmare with a happy ending, a child may dream that they are drowning and unable to reach the surface to breathe. Then, incredibly, just as they realize they are going to drown, they continue breathing and can breathe underwater in their dream. Like the dreams of flying, this dream is also about discovering abilities during times of crisis or when thrown into a particular situation. The water theme suggests a sense of being overwhelmed and vulnerable to the situations that surround us. It shows that a sense of panic is not only natural but necessary to discover the ability to breathe (survive) in a new environment (underwater).

This kind of dream tends to be outgrown by the time one reaches the age to leave home, but it can and does re-emerge if you are thrown into difficult, new or challenging situations in adult life. It should be seen as a reminder of your ability to survive tough circumstances, even when you feel out of your depth.

The dream can also arise among adults who find themselves not only in a difficult new situation, but in a situation that does not allow them to express their own concerns.... breathing under water dream meaning

Glass, Drinking

A drinking glass or other drinking vessel can represent the idea of abundance (as in “my cup runneth over”), or lack thereof.

The opportunity to satisfy a yearning, thirst, craving, or desire (such as a thirst for knowledge or a hunger for life).

See also: Dish; Drinking; Container; Glass... glass, drinking dream meaning

Straw, Drinking

A want, need, or desire.

A tube or conduit.

The means by which something gets from one place to another.

See also: Drinking; Sucking; Passageway... straw, drinking dream meaning

Cistern/water Tank

1. Storage; Prov. 5:15-20.... cistern/water tank dream meaning

Dressing In Other People’s Clothes

Clothes are the protective layer that keeps you warm, but they are also a way to express your personality or hide imperfections. In dreams, what you wear is often a symbol of your self-image or inner self, and if you dress in clothes that obviously belong to other people, this is a clear sign that you have problems accepting yourself as you truly are. It can, on the other hand, suggest admiration for the person whose clothes you are wearing.

For Jungians, wearing clothes of the opposite sex may signal the dreamer’s need to express the anima (female aspects of the male nature) or the animus (male aspects of the female nature). For Freudians, a child dressing up in adult clothes, particularly if the clothes are those of the opposite sex, may suggest childhood rivalry with one parent for the affections of the opposite sex parent.

If you are simply changing outfit in your dream, this may suggest altering your mode of behavior, role or mood.

If you astonish yourself by shopping for, buying and wearing unusual clothes in your dream that you would never normally wear in waking life, then your unconscious may have been suggesting that you have become too set in your ways and outlook, and that it is time to open your mind up to new opinions. Is it time for you to break out of your rut and for other people to sit up and notice you?

On the other hand if you dress casually in waking life and dream of wearing a business suit, your unconscious may be urging you to adopt a more business- like approach.

If you were surprised by the color of the clothes in your dream— either your own or those belonging to someone else—then see if that color has significance for you (see COLORS).

If you find yourself dressed in expensive designer clothes you couldn’t normally afford, this may also be simple wish- fulfillment, especially if you are fashion conscious.... dressing in other people’s clothes dream meaning

The Element Of Water

In dreams, water is a common theme and its association with the fluid of the womb and its role in evolution make it an archetypal symbol in the dreamer’s emotional life.

Water is also a symbol of the spiritual life force. In most cultures there are tales of healing waters and in dreams, as in baptism, to be immersed in water is to be spiritually cleansed. As the governing element of the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, it is said to endow people born under that sign with the feminine qualities of gentleness and changeability.

Dreams of entering water suggest refreshment, healing and beginning something new. Deep water, pools and lakes are symbols of the unconscious or of being out of your depth, while shallow water represents a lack of energy. To dream of drawing water from a tap or well, or to be drinking it is in general a positive and creative sign. However, to spill water suggests setbacks. Flowing water signifies peace and security. To be immersed in water suggests pregnancy and birth or new beginnings, and coming out of water also suggests a fresh start. Fast-flowing water suggests lively encounters and fastmoving action; deep, still water suggests hidden depths, whilst also possibly warning against a person of few words with a hidden agenda.

If you see your reflection in water, this suggests the transient nature of life since the reflection can easily be lost.

The imagery may serve as a caution against trusting unworthy friends or projects.

If, in your dream, the water is dirty or muddy, it means your feelings are influenced by outer circumstances, worries, material problems, or values. If, however, the water is clear and sparkling, it symbolizes faith, honesty, hope and joy. Have you dreamed of boiling water? If you have, this may indicate the need to let off some steam. Is anything welling up that needs your attention? If you are on the water, for example in a boat, this suggests lack of emotional commitment, whilst to be in the water but not moving suggests fatigue.

If you dream of the elements of water and air clashing—such as strong winds creating a stormy sea—the symbolism suggests you might be contemplating human emotion in general, with all its ebb and flow from rage to calm and rage again. Finally, don’t forget that dreams featuring water may simply be triggered by raging thirst or a full bladder while you sleep.... the element of water dream meaning

Dish / Drink / Food / Glass

In dreams, a dish usually represents food that needs to be eaten now, and thus represents ideas or projects that should be tackled immediately. Jungians often see a drinking glass or wineglass as a symbol of the mythical Holy Grail, offering the dreamer spiritual sustenance. For Freudians, to dream of drinking from a glass expresses sexual desire, as like other receptacles, the glass symbolizes the female genitals. A broken drinking glass can represent loss of virginity. Food and drink are everyday items that regularly feature in dreams. In general, they are regarded as positive signs, but there are so many possible interpretations when food or drink—or eating and drinking—feature in a dream that a whole chapter has been devoted to the subject later on. See FOOD AND DRINK.... dish / drink / food / glass dream meaning

Sex With Famous People

Dream analysts tend to describe dreams about sex with famous people as simple wishfulfillment. For example, an aspiring athlete may dream of having sex with a famous sporting hero. But someone who has no talent for sport might also dream of making love with a sporting icon. The quality that is desired here might be the sporting legend’s ability under intense pressure. In some cases, the famous people you might be romantically involved with in your dreams are really standins for people who aren’t so famous, the people in your everyday life. See also SEX.... sex with famous people dream meaning

Good And Evil People In Dreams

Now and again your dreaming mind may conjure up powerful images of notoriously evil people to warn you against the destructive effects of negative forces in yourself, or in some aspect of your waking life. These people embody the classic shadow or villain archetype. Similarly, your dreaming mind may come up with images of people celebrated for their incredible compassion and goodness; your unconscious may have chosen such people to inspire and encourage you to find healing within, or to reach out to others with compassion. Such images are typically archetypal symbols of the teacher and healer.

The following list is merely a starting point, being far from comprehensive, but if any of these well-known figures appear in your dreams, try to find out why. They are such vivid and colorful examples of the potential power of good or evil in waking life that their appearance in dreamland should be taken extremely seriously as a powerful message from your unconscious.... good and evil people in dreams dream meaning

Giving And Receiving Flowers

If you dream of sending someone flowers or presenting or receiving flowers or a bouquet, try to identify who the other person in the dream is. It may be someone you admire, love or respect, someone from whom you desire admiration, love or respect, or someone who has more regard for you than you realize. According to dream-lore, to dream that you receive a bouquet of flowers represents respect, approval, admiration and reward.

If you can’t identify the person in your dream, this suggests that your self-esteem needs a boost. A garland of flowers given or received has similar, though more formal, associations.

If you are sending or receiving a wreath of flowers, this may be connected with feelings of guilt, hostility of loss that you need come to terms with.

If you are giving dead flowers in your dream, this represents something you want cut out of your life because you no longer have anything more than dead feelings towards it.... giving and receiving flowers dream meaning

Lotus / Water Lily

The lotus or water lily was regarded in ancient Egyptian mythology as the primal flower, the source of creation. In Buddhism, it is the symbol of the individual’s spiritual development, of consciousness rising from the muddy depths of ignorance and opening to the full glory of enlightenment. The Buddhist thousand-petalled lotus symbolizes the final revelation and enlightenment. Both associations may apply to a dream of this flower. The dream may refer to a spiritual transformation or to a birth within. Are you using all aspects of your creative power or does you dream lotus inspire renewed interest in spirituality? Does it suggest the lotus position from yoga to you? A lotus fruit may also represent being forgetful.... lotus / water lily dream meaning

Food And Drink

As food and drink are important and familiar to us, it is no surprise that eating or drinking often features in our dreams.

In some cases, dreams that focus on food and drink may arise out of nocturnal hunger or thirst but, more often than not, such dreams provide symbols that refer to other appetites; these could be, for example, our desire for spiritual, emotional and intellectual nourishment, or for sensory or sexual gratification. For Freud, food represented sexuality because he considered the mouth to be the primary erogenous zone. Most dream analysts, however, follow Jung’s lead and suggest that dream food represents the qualities you are taking in, or need to take in, to yourself for personal, emotional and spiritual development. In other words, the dream is trying to compensate for your feeling of being malnourished in some aspect of your waking life and it could be pointing to a physical, intellectual, spiritual or emotional source for this hunger.

Dreams of being thirsty, drinking or drunk, cooking, comfort eating or dining out, fasting or gorging can send you powerful messages about your current state of psychological well-being.

If a specific food was highlighted in your dream, this might also be significant; different types of food can mean different things. As always when interpreting dream images, it is important to examine what your personal associations with that food are first.... food and drink dream meaning

People From Your Past

Images of people from your past not your present can link you with that period in your life, as well as with specific memories and experiences. A first boyfriend in a dream, for example, would represent all the emotions and struggles you had in that relationship and what you took away from it in terms of life experience. Dreaming often of people you knew in the past would therefore suggest that past experiences or lessons are very active at the moment, or that you are reviewing those areas of your life.

If you dreamed of a reunion with someone from the past, this suggests that you are looking back to the past too much and should be looking ahead to the future. To dream of dead people is a testament to the influence those people still have in your life; they may be dead, but they possess an influence on you. They may also represent your feelings about death. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... people from your past dream meaning

Blind People And Dreams

People who are blind do dream. The dreams of people who have been blind from a very early age (called ’congenital blindness’) tend to be different to those who are blind now but who had sight before. Those who are congenitally blind often have dreams that include more instances of sounds. Both groups experience dreams as imaginatively rich as those of sighted people.

Dreams are a universal feature of the human mind. Carl Jung even believed that visions in our dreams offer glimpses into universal archetypes, instinctive primordial images derived from a collective unconscious built into the very structure of the human brain. You might think, then, that even blind people could tap into this instinctive pool of primordial images and see them in their dreams.

There have been studies into whether or not congenitally blind people dream in visual images, but the findings have been mixed— some studies conclude that congenitally blind people do not dream in visual images, whilst other reports conclude that may do. The general consensus is that although people who are blind certainly do dream, their dreams are believed to be visual only to the extent that they can see, or could see before their blindness, in their waking life. People who are blind from birth are believed to have dreams that are primarily auditory, with their other intact senses participating to about the same degree that they do in a sighted person’s dreams. Such people are not thought to dream in visual images. People who are legally blind but are able to see blurs of movement, light and color would have a visual dimension to their dreams matching what they see when they are awake.... blind people and dreams dream meaning

Historical People And Events

Some people have dreams in which they appear at a particular past event of national or world historical importance, such as Waterloo, World War II or walking on the moon. They may also come face to face with a famous historical figure, such as Queen Victoria or Abraham Lincoln. These dreams are often a reflection of your interest in a particular time period or particular character in history, but they may also have a deeper significance. For example, if you find yourself in the middle of a World War, perhaps this relates to personal conflict in your life; a historical figure may be a symbol of someone close to you.... historical people and events dream meaning

Traveling And Water

In Greek mythology, river crossings are often associated with death or a journey into the unconscious and they may have this same association in your dreams. It takes great physical effort to row a boat or canoe, and your dream may be emphasizing how demanding your journey of personal growth is. For Freudians, a rowing boat or canoe is a phallic symbol, and the act of rowing or paddling a canoe indicates masturbation. A dream of a barge or towpath suggests heavy emotional burdens slowing your progress in life, whilst if you are swimming in your dream, this is often interpreted as representing a desire for sex or a wish to return to the safe waters of the womb.

According to Jung, swimming towards land suggests a desire for rebirth or renewal, but swimming against the tide suggests personal struggles.... traveling and water dream meaning

Water, Body Of

A body of water such as an ocean, lake, or pond can represent: The context of your life, “your world,” or the setting and situations within which the your life takes place.

Your emotions or inner state (turbulence, tranquility, etc.).

The unknown.

An area that you feel holds secrets (perhaps within yourself).

Swimming or floating in a body of water can represent freedom from your usual limitations or stresses.

A body of water rising over your head (or you being pulled under water) can represent a feeling of overwhelm or “trying to stay afloat” in real life.

A calm body of water can represent peace or relaxation.

For more clues, consider the context and condition of the water.

See also: Water; Waves; Flow or River; Swimming; Floating; Underwater; Flood; Pool... water, body of dream meaning

Giving A Presentation

Public speaking is a common dream scenario and usually indicates a need to get something off your chest. You may be having trouble expressing your needs, at work or in your personal life. If you feel nervous in the dream, then you could be afraid of how you’re being perceived by colleagues and peers and this is holding you back in some way. Struggling to find the right words indicates a need to speak up for yourself and address a situation that is bothering you. Take your time and write down what you want to say so that you’re properly prepared. If the presentation is a success, then this shows you’re in a good place and able to communicate effectively, so make the most of this and use your silver tongue to ask for a pay rise or promotion.... giving a presentation dream meaning

People In Dreams: When Are They Mirrors Of You?

The People in Your Dreams. Whether the person portrayed is a family member, friend, stranger, or someone rich and famous, each carries a unique message.

A DREAM CHARACTER AS A MIRROR: YOU SEE ONLY YOURSELF.

The most common purpose of a dream person is to mirror your own behavior and traits.

DREAM EXAMPLE: MY SISTER BEHAVED BADLY. A woman dreamed of her sister having a temper tantrum. In real life, her sister was capable of a grand explosion or two. The dreamer noted how insensitive her sister appeared in the dream as she spewed venomous words, and she suddenly remembered the verbal mudslinging that she, herself, had engaged in with a co-worker, the previous day. She realized that the dream scene described her, not her sister. Though normally professional and constructive, the previous day she lost her cool and her dream mirrored how she had appeared to coworkers. The dream made her realize that a kind word would have gone much further to resolve the situation than anger. When you see someone behaving badly in a dream, take a breath and fess up. In the end, most of the people that you dream about signify parts of yourself.

TO SEE WHETHER A PERSON IN A DREAM IS A MIRROR OF YOU, PLAY THE “TWO PLUS TWO” GAME

A DREAM PERSON AS A MIRROR OF YOU. “Projection” is a psychological term that describes how easy it is to see—in others—what you hide about yourself. Take the driver on the highway who weaves in and out of lanes, shouting at others about driving too slow or being in the wrong lane. He notices others’ poor driving habits but is blind to his own. That is called projection. Instead of glaring at your own fault, you notice it in others.

Most people hate to admit to shortcomings like having a bad temper, eating or drinking too much, or not living up to their ideals. As you conveniently push away negative images of self in a dream, you let an actor “stand in” for you, to demonstrate the negative behavior that you hide from yourself. To further distance yourself from the flawed person that you don’t want to recognize as really you—the stand-in takes on the appearance of a family member, a friend, or a stranger.

To explore how a dream person can mirror you, try this exercise. It is named the “Two Plus Two” game because you select two qualities and two shortcomings in a main dream character and then explore those traits in yourself. This is how it goes.

1. SELECT A DREAM PERSON.

• Select a prominent dream character who appeared in a recent dream. Choose someone who confused you or stimulated an intense reaction.

• Without thinking too much about it, list two positive traits and two negative traits about the dream person.

• Even if the dream character is a stranger or a well-known person who you do not know, you still have a notion of what they are like from their actions, appearance, and body language. Base your selections on those impressions and your reactions to the dream character.

• If the person is someone you know, list their actual traits that come to mind.

2. COULD THIS BE YOU? After listing the dream character’s positive and negative traits, be bold. Examine the same traits in yourself. See which ones, if any, might apply to you at this time. Keep in mind that a trait may be relevant to you for only a limited time, or relate to you only in a specific situation. For example, you may normally be talkative, yet when troubled, you brood in silence. As a result, even though friends may describe you as chatty, a dream about a quiet person might portray you during a troubled phase.

3. BUT … WHAT IF THE PERSON IS NOT A MIRROR? After taking a good look, if you can sincerely conclude that the dream person’s traits do not match yours, the character may not be a mirror of your traits or actions. Examine the alternative options about what dream characters may represent, as listed below.

DETERMINE WHEN A DREAM CHARACTER IS NOT A MIRROR OF YOU

Most of the time a dream person mirrors your personality and actions. However, there are exceptions. When a dream person does not fit as a mirror, explore these alternatives.

Alternative 1 of a Dream Person Who Is Not a MirrorCHARACTERS MAY BE ACTING OUT A RELATIONSHIP DYNAMIC. Whether a dream relates to your relationship with a boss, an associate, family member, friend, or a love interest, people in dreams sometimes indicate how that relationship is going. Never ignore the story line; the story line is your first indication of who or what the dream is about. How characters behave in the dream plus the story line can unveil hidden motives, show how others see you, and reveal hidden agendas—yours and theirs.

When, in real life, you feel confused about a relationship, look for a dream that may mirror what is going on and shines a spotlight on the situation. A dream about a relationship can advise you how to handle others or invite you to tweak your own attitude or behavior.

Alternative 2 of a Dream Person Who Is Not a Mirror

A DREAM CHARACTER PORTRAYS AN ACTUAL PERSON. Once in a while a dream is truly about someone else. Such a dream may show the person acting and looking as they normally do. Or, it can be a metaphoric scene, but you recognize the topic and the qualities of the dream character as being related to someone else. A literal dream about another puts you in touch with their issues, reveals their talents, or gives insights about your role in their life. A woman who dreamed that a friend was contemplating suicide made a quick phone call. Thanks to the heads-up, the dreamer steered the friend back onto a positive track.

Alternative 3 of a Dream Person Who Is Not a MirrorA DREAM CHARACTER GIVES DIRECT AND CLEAR GUIDANCE. A man or woman in a dream may at times directly present the information that you need, such as a family member pointing out where you misplaced a lost object or a mechanic working on a car part that needs to be replaced in your car. When that happens, no interpretation is necessary. Sometimes only the thought is implied, yet even if no words are spoken, the dreamer knows the intent. Whether words are spoken, thoughts implied, or a dream character demonstrates the information visually, the guidance can be direct and clear.... people in dreams: when are they mirrors of you? dream meaning