Protection, as in wearing rubber gloves; keeping one’s hands clean’, as in the sense of avoiding ‘dirty business”; being out of touch. Can also represent someone’s hand —holding their glove would be holding their hand. Picking up a dropped glove: similar to picking up a handkerchief dropped by a woman—an invitation to a relationship. Idioms: hand in glove; iron fist in velvet glove; with kid gloves; with the gloves off.
Gloves cover and protect the hands and reveal a lot about how you present what you have to offer to the world. Wearing work gloves in your dream may mention that you are working hard or are ready to work. White gloves represent cleanliness and punty. And winter gloves may signify the need for protection or a well-guarded personality.
Gloves both protect and hide your hands, so they connect with your talents, abilities, skills, and expressiveness. This can be deliberate or imposed, helpful or limiting.
The type of gloves and how they appear in the dream will give you clues for an accurate interpretation. Because we gesture with our hands, a dream about gloves may connect to the part of communication that is beyond our words and part of our body language. Gloves represent the various masks we wear in our communication to present that which we want to while hiding our true skins underneath. Sexy, tight-fitting gloves connect to subtle elements of seduction. Work gloves might help you find areas in your life where you feel you have to work hard to conceal your true meaning. Lace gloves evoke delicate communication that is only thinly veiled or is hiding the authentic meaning. Boxing gloves point to a fight brewing from a challenge in your life. They might also be inhibiting your communication because of guardedness—hands inside of boxing gloves may be ready to fight, but they can’t be very gentle or expressive. Mittens may connect to a need or desire to be more comfortable, but at the loss of the same expressiveness or effectiveness. Long gloves up the arms connect to the extensiveness of the hidden issues or the seduction at hand. Rubber gloves may be about projecting underlying messages of more serious vulnerability to communication that is toxic.
2. Act in secret; John 18:18; Matt. 6:4.
The meaning of gloves can be ambivalent in dreams. They can represent covering and protection, but also ‘showing one’s hand’ and challenging the status quo. Also consult the individual entry for gloves.
Spiritually, since hands are symbolic of our innate creativity, gloves can symbolize the need to protect our creative ability. In dreams, they may also signify an impediment to full creative expression, our ability to give form to our ideas.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To some extent it will depend what sort of gloves are represented. Working gloves will suggest protection from harm, whereas dress gloves denote enhancement of our abilities. Surgical gloves signify a degree of sterility in our dealings with other people. Throwing down a gauntlet or glove means we are challenging belief.
Material aspects: Often in previous times the glove had greater significance than it does nowadays. Because it was so much part of social etiquette it represented honour, purity and evidence of good faith. Now being aware of gloves in a dream often represents some way in which we are hiding our abilities from people around us.
To take off the glove signifies respect and an act of sincerity.
To dream of boxing gloves could indicate that we are trying too hard to succeed in a situation where there is aggression. Consulting the entries for clothes and also hands in body will give further information.
Universal Landscape: Hidden talents, abilities, skills, or expressiveness.
Dreaming Lens: What was the style of glove? Were they dress gloves, leather-driving gloves, insulated mittens? Were they clearly men’s or women’s gloves? Was there a sexy element to them? Was there a purpose to wearing the gloves? How did they make you feel? Were you wearing the gloves or was someone else?
Personal Focus: Whatever the purpose of a specific kind of glove, the universal thread is that they cover the hands that wear them. The hands represent expressiveness, skills that require dexterity, and the ability to create. If hands are covered in some way, the symbolic meaning connects to limiting the hand’s ability. This can be deliberate or imposed; helpful or limiting. The type of glove and how they appear in the dream will give you clues for an accurate interpretation.
The primary meaning associated with the hands relates to expressiveness. Because we gesture with our hands, a dream about gloves may connect to the part of communication that is above our words and part of our body language. Gloves represent the various masks we wear in our communication to present that which we want to, while hiding our true skins underneath.
The style and material of the gloves are an important consideration. Sexy, tight-fitting gloves connect to subtle elements of seduction. Work gloves might help you find areas in your life where you feel you have to work hard to conceal your true meaning. Lace gloves evoke delicate communication that is only thinly veiled or hiding the authentic meaning. Boxing gloves point to a fight brewing from a challenge in your life. They might also be inhibiting your communication because of guardedness—hands inside of boxing gloves may be ready to fight, but they can’t be very gentle or expressive. Mittens may connect to a need or desire to be more comfortable, but at the loss of the same expressiveness or effectiveness. Long gloves that extend up one’s arms connect to the extensiveness of the hidden issues or the seduction at hand. Rubber gloves may represent projection of underlying messages that reflect a more serious vulnerability to communication that is toxic.
Trying to avoid getting one’s hands “dirty” or being in a situation so delicate that “kid gloves” are required for handling it suggests a situation where the utmost diplomacy is required. Alternatively, putting gloves on to “duke it out” indicates aggressive behavior is required.
Vision: Wearing gloves in your dream: receiving an award. Putting on gloves: good things for your love relationship. Receiving a pair of gloves as a gift: be more polite. Losing your gloves: frustration and quarrels. Dropping a glove: you are flirting with someone. Throwing a glove at somebody: you are testing your strength against a person who has become a problem for you; you are ready to fight.
The gloves you have on are too small: you are dissatisfied at the moment.
The gloves are too big: you took on more than you can handle.
Depth Psychology: Gloves sometimes mean you don’t make friends easily and have a tendency to isolate. You have a strong need for protection. Or do you want to avoid “dirtying your hands”?
A dream of gloves means you must be very careful not to hurt someone’s feelings in a situation or discussion.
This omen is very similar to that concerning GARTERS, but any good or bad fortune will be shortlived.
Unwillingness to get closely involved with a situation by touching it with bare hands; type of gloves (work, rubber, etc.) Hints at the type of job.
If you wear new gloves in your dream, it is a warning to be economical. Old gloves indicate deceit by others.
If you find gloves, a new love interest.
If you lose your gloves, you should look for a new interest.
also see Clothes
1- Often in previous times the glove had greater significance than it docs nowadays. Because it was so much part of social etiquette it represented honour, purity and evidence of good faith. Now being aware of gloves in a dream often represents some way in which we are hiding our abilities from people around us.
To take off the glove signifies respect and an act of sincerity.
To dream of boxing gloves could indicate that we are trying too hard to succeed in a situation where there is aggression.
2- Gloves represent the ability to challenge people, and the ability to hide our own awareness from other people so that we can challenge them in their beliefs and belief svstcm.
3- Spiritually since hands may be representative of our creativity, gloves can symbolise the need to protect our creative ability. They may also be an impediment to full creative expression.
To dream of wearing new gloves, denotes that you will be cautious and economical in your dealings with others, but not mercenary. You will have law suits, or business troubles, but will settle them satisfactorily to yourself.
If you wear old or ragged gloves, you will be betrayed and suffer loss.
If you dream that you lose your gloves, you will be deserted and earn your own means of livelihood.
To find a pair of gloves, denotes a marriage or new love affair.
For a man to fasten a lady’s glove, he has, or will have, a woman on his hands who threatens him with exposure.
If you pull your glove off, you will meet with poor success in business or love.
on The Hands: Protection and cover up to that which holds and creates.
Gloves may be considered the outfit of the hands. Therefore, its meaning depends on the condition of those hands.
If you use gloves in the dream to decorate and highlight your hands it will be a sign of satisfaction with the completed works; if, instead, you use them to hide your hands, then it is a sign of timidity, the result of past mistakes; Finally, if you are performing a delicate activity with rough and uncomfortable gloves it means that you have an evident inferiority complex. (See HANDS)
To dream one has gloves on his hands signifies honor and safety.
Either a marriage or a new love affair is denoted by finding a pair of gloves.
If the gloves are in good condition or entirely new, the omen is much better than if they are old and worn.
Misfortune in love or business is the portent of a dream wherein one pulls off his or her gloves.
Wearing gloves in a dream is practically a guarantee of coming prosperity.
The meaning of this dream varies according to the details, but as a general rule gloves worn in a dream signify emotional security, and brand-new gloves portend financial security.
Losing gloves indicates that some expected help will not materialize, whereas finding gloves predicts help from an unexpected source.
Shabby, soiled, or tom gloves are an omen of disappointments, but they will be temporary.
Long or gaunt- let-type gloves pertain to love matters, and if they were in good condition, so will be your love affairs.
See also Colors.
During the Middle Ages, an emblem of approval and honor.
To take up a glove was to accept a challenge, and giving a glove indicated respect.
Victorian: Propriety’ and manners, especially among women. In this setting, the glove might indicate a refined outlook, gentility, and the graces associated with fine Victorian ladies.
White gloves: Focus on neatness and cleanliness, often in a critical manner. Don’t expect other people to live up to your expectations of what constitutes good housekeeping.
Boxing gloves: Someone who is ready, willing, and able to fight, if need be.
Rubber gloves: Insulating oneself from perceived dangers, especially of a physical nature.
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buying: you don’t make friends by hiding yourself behind caution.
carrying, in the hands: honor, pleasure and prosperity; economical but not mercenary.
dirty, getting: are protecting yourself from shady business.
dropping a: a potential love affair should be handled with the utmost diplomacy.
finding a pair of: don’t dare get your hands dirty on that project.
losing own: frustrations wil throw you onto your own resources.
maker, being a: your lack of contact does not fit one of high position.
putting on: insularity against the world; avoiding intimate contact.
mittens: at times aggression is needed; add a bit of playfulness to simmer it down.
receiving a gift of: politeness wil get you everywhere; openness, overexposure.
throwing a, at someone: a velvet touch solves the issue until the smoothness wears off.
too big: have taken on more than you can handle successful y.
small: your dissatisfaction is confining you to a downward spiral.
wearing: are hiding your iron fist.
kid: need to handle the situation of your shame with particular care.
new: promotion and social prominence.
old: wil be betrayed and suffer a loss.
others: matters are being brought to conclusion, not yours.
torn: melancholy and dissatisfaction.