If your abdomen is exposed, this signifies trust and vulnerability, and in women it may indicate a desire for motherhood.
If you are injured or shot in the stomach, this is about emotional hurt. Traditional folklore says that dreaming of your abdomen can foretell infidelity. A shriveled abdomen warns of lies, a swollen abdomen promises success. To see your navel in your dream represents your being and self. The dream may suggest that you need to find your center and middle ground.... The Element Encyclopedia
If it is abnormal in the sense of extraordinary, such as an abnormal feeling or sound, it is the strangeness of it which needs to be explored. We may, for instance, dream of someone laughing at a funeral which would indicate that we would need to pay particular attention to the way we feci about that person.
2- An awareness of abnormality alerts us to the fact that we should be paying particular attention to areas in life which are not in line with the way we feci they should be.
To dream of a dwarf or a giant can indicate that our attention is being drawn to particular issues to do with size or deformity. There is something in our life that may be too big to handle.
3- The abnormal or strange usually possesses magical powers, possibilities or opportunities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of a giant, for instance, can indicate that our attention is being drawn to particular issues to do with size or deformity. There is something in our life that may be too big or too distorted to handle.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A way to learn the technique is to take a dream in which a fairly defined person appears. It can be a child or adult. One then sits in a quiet situation alone, or with a sympathetic listener, and imagines or feels oneself back in the dream. One does not need to develop clear images unless these come easily. Just holding the idea of the dream is often sufficient. Then in a playful way develop a conversation with the dream person. Ask them what they are doing; why they appear in your dream; what do they represent of yourself? With a little practice the dream characters can come to life for you if you can let yourself play or free-wheel a little.
As we learn active imagination, it can give us other ways of entering into the life of our dreams. We can imagine ourself as the dream character, or even as the objects or animals, and allow ourself to experience and speak from their viewpoint. We can enter the dream and carry it forward from where it slopped, imagining what would satisfy us, thus becoming more active in dealing with our own inner and outer life. See dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A machine meant to add up numbers properly may also be a sign that something does not “add up,” indicating that your suspicions may be warrantee.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(Also see Adobe; Bricks)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The question here is: What is really important in your life and where do you want to go from here? How do you see yourself? In practical terms, this is mostly a question of taking life and its problems and fears more calmly.
The old man / old woman is and always has been the symbol of the teacher. Often, it also represents the grandfather or grandmother of the dreamer or even the dreamer him / herself. This image may also express a desire for greater peacefulness. Standing at the outside of society looking in, like the Alchemist. Gaining freedom since one has nothing to lose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be studying the signs, foretells that you will be harassed by small matters taking up your time. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If they play a tragedy, evil will be disseminated through your happiness.
If there is an indistinctness or distorted images in the dream, you are likely to meet with quick and decided defeat in some enterprise apart from your regular business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For women: a desire for more strength and independence from the masculine.
The dream image of the Amazon always includes the Horse, because Amazons were considered “wild horse women.” The unity between rider and horse is the image of the unity of the feminine and the animalistic.
Implied is a delicate balance between controlling one’s own “wildness” and still “living to the full,” as well as embracing the joy of “wild passion” and “urges.”
Astrology: The astrological sign of Sagittarius.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is important what the amulet looks like and what it is to protect. Talisman in Arabian means “magic picture,” and in a dream it can also point to one’s having illusions and false hopes.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If angels are seen in the marketplace it means they are prohibiting the people from dishonesty in measure and weight. And if angels are seen in the cemetery it means a great calamity will be fall the pious servants of Allah.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Goddess.Receptive, prospective and nurturing. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- When we dream of a figure of the opposite sex we are attempting to give meaning and validity to the attributes and qualities of that particular sex. Thus a man may be trying to access his more sensitive side, while a woman may be attempting to become more logical.
2- We are attempting to balance our psychological being through an ability to be objective about ourselves. Only through understanding that we hold within us elements of the opposite sex, can we become whole and properly integrated.
3- The polarity of the way we express our own gender is an equally valid part of our personality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The image of the suppressed or of the shadow, suggesting a chance for integration.
The type of animal in the dream is important. Jung suggested that we find out more about the innate character of the animal we have dreamed about. According to Freud, small animals always symbolize children and siblings, while wild animals are a symbol for sexually excited or exciting people, evil urges, or passions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Wild animals: The lower nature, the unknown, fear, danger. Astrological parallel: Aries... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A study carried out by Robert L. Van de Castle found a larger number of animal dreams in children than in adults. Dreams of a group of 741 children (383 girls and 358 boys) aged four to six- teen were examined for the presence of animal figures. The frequency for each animal figure at each age level was tabulated for girls and boys. Animal figures were present in 39.4 percent of dreams from the four- and five-year-old children. The percentage steadily dropped for each subsequent age grouping (six- and seven-year-olds, 35.5 percent; eight- and nine-year-olds, 33.6 percent; ten- and eleven-year-olds, 29.8 percent; twelve- and thirteen-year-olds, 21.9 percent; and fourteen- through sixteen-year-olds, 13.7 percent).
Boys had higher animal percentage figures at ages four through six (44 percent, versus 34 per- cent for girls), while girls had higher animal dreams at ages nine through eleven (36 percent, versus 26 percent for boys). Overall, animal figures appeared in 29 percent of the combined girls’ dreams and 29.6 percent of the combined boys’ dreams. There were more than three times as many animal figures in the dreams of children as there were in the dreams of adults. The seven most frequent animal figures for children were dogs (30), horses (28), cats (15), snakes (15), bears (14), lions (13), and monsters (e.g., wolfman) (13).
If the frequencies for all animal figures are considered, it is clear that children dream more frequently of large and threatening wild animals, while college students dream more often of pets and domesticated animals. Bears, lions, tigers, gorillas, elephants, bulls, dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters accounted for twenty-seven percent of the animal figures in children’s dreams but only seven percent of the animal figures in adult dreams. This collection of wild animals appeared more frequently (forty-four times) in boys’ dreams than in girls’ dreams (twenty-seven times). Several theorists have suggested that these large, threatening animals may represent parental figures in the dreams of children.
An interesting gender difference was found in the types of animal figures. Women and girls reported significantly more mammals, while men and boys reported significantly more nonmammals. This may indicate females identify at some level with other forms of life that nurse their young with mammary glands, and this identification is reflected in the type of animals that appear in their dreams.
The meaning of animals in dream ... Dreampedia
2. Aspects of one’s own or another’s personality as reﬂected in the characteristics of a certain animal.
3. Religious or spiritual representations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A helpful animal normally represents the instinctive self. Look at your feelings and beliefs about this animal.
An animal relates to your own natural and inborn instincts. Good omens of a base nature as long as they are not being violent.
If misbehaving, it is an indication of a party where people are lacking good manners and are demonstrating poor judgment. This is all a reflection of the patterns that need to be repatterened within you. Your belief system is drawing you to these situations and people. Animals represent your primitive, physical and sexual mannerisms and expressions.
A heard: prosperity. Animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities. Black Dog Animals represent the dreamer’s animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression, paternal or maternal instincts, social status, etc.
The choice of animal, its color and location indicate how the instinct is regarded.
For example, a black dog in the bedroom means the dreamer’s attitude to sex is dominated by fear. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities **Animals: “Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent effects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.
The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(1) Parents may appear in dreams in the guise of animals. The animal will then usually be a focus for the dreamer’s ambivalent - love-hate - feelings towards the parent. For example, a spider or a cat may signify the threatening aspect of a mother from whose influence you need to liberate yourself.
Two of Freud’s most famous patients had animal phobias, as did a patient of Sandor Ferenczi (a member of Freud’s inner circle). One dreamed of white wolves in the branches of a walnut tree outside his bedroom window and the other had strong ambivalent feelings (fear and attraction) towards horses; the third was obsessed with poultry. Freud concluded that in all three cases the animals were father surrogates: in each case the person’s feelings for his father had been displaced on to animals.
(2) Animals may represent other people, besides parents. What you associate with the particular animal - slyness or aggressiveness or whatever — may be a characteristic of the particular person; the way you react to the animal in the dream may express your (perhaps unconscious) feelings towards the person.
(3) Animals in dreams may be symbolic of some primitive - ‘animal’, or even ‘beasdy5 - part of your psyche: some instinctive urge, for example. Thus, if in the dream your emotional response to the animal is one of fear, this would seem to indicate a fear of the instinctive urge (which, because of the fear, has been repressed).
If the animal has a threatening appearance, it may be a symbol of the danger that threatens the peace of the psyche when some part of it is neglected and confined to the ‘cellar’ - the depths of the unconscious - and not allowed proper expression at the conscious level. This situation may also be symbolized by the figure of a caged or wounded animal: we sometimes control our instincts too tightly or even maltreat them, and, just as animals are never more fierce or dangerous than when wounded, so it is with our Svounded’ instincts.
A view well worth considering is that we cannot - without detriment to ourselves - dispense with our animal nature, any more than with our ‘higher’ or ‘spiritual’ nature. The way to achieve peace and happiness is to allow both these sides of our nature to develop and find fulfilment in and through each other, in a symbiosis in which body and spirit, instead of going their separate ways, cooperate with mutual respect, each supplying means for the other’s fulfilment.
(4) A threatening or ferocious animal may represent aggression or anger buried in the unconscious.
If you think this may be so in your case (perhaps because you are prone to irrational, disproportionate outbursts of rage), look for the origins of the aggression. It may go back to early childhood: a child’s desire for a parent and its consequent jealousy and resentment towards the other parent may result in feelings of guilt, which in turn give rise to a desire to punish oneself. This aggressiveness directed against oneself (i.e. masochism) may then spill over into aggressiveness or rancour towards other people (i.e. sadism), especially loved ones or people closely related. Typically, an unresolved Oedipus complex (the ambivalent, love-hate feelings of an infant towards a parent) may display itself in later life in a similar ambivalence towards a spouse - an inability to love someone without simultaneously wanting to punish him or her.
Contradictory feelings towards others are a sign of inner conflict, usually a conflict between desire and conscience. And what we call conscience may be a morbid censoring and prohibiting mechanism set in motion by a childhood fear of punishment. This needs to be distinguished from a healthy conscience, which consists of all those moral guidelines we give ourselves by rational reflection. Some compromise between desires and the need to survive and succeed socially is almost inevitable; but a reasonably negotiated compromise is far preferable to the potentially dangerous inner tension that results from submitting to irrational phobias posing as the moral law.
(5) A tamed animal, or the act of taming an animal, may symbolize (the need for) that kind of controlled expression of instinct that is appropriate for living as a part of civilized society or for feeling that you are ‘king of the castle’ - that is, in control of your own actions.
(6) The wolf in the Little Red Riding Hood story exemplifies another piece of animal symbolism. The wolf here represents for a sexually inexperienced woman the terrifying aspect of the male, the fear of sexual contact. In its earliest versions the story possibly served as a warning to young girls against socially premature sexual relations with men. Animals in dreams may certainly have a sexual meaning and the wolf is an obvious example of this, if only because the word Volf is itself commonly applied to men whose sexual lust is unbounded and purely ‘animal’. See also Frog, Wolf.
(7) If in your dream you arc being chased by an animal, the animal probably represents some (repressed) emotion or instinct. As long as you keep such things buried in your unconscious thev will continue to
plague and disturb you. Face up to whatever it is, and enter into receptive and patient dialogue with it.
(8) The killing of an animal may symbolize cither what has been described in (5) above (but now given exaggerated, dramatic expression) or the actual destruction of some essential, because natural, part of your psyche. The second alternative would indicate some fear of your own instinctive nature, some phobic undervaluing of the body, the senses, or sex. You would have to be very honest to work out which of these alternatives - an irrational slaughter (repression) of the natural self (a symbolic castration), or a rational taming of an instinct diat is threatening the balance of the psyche - is applicable in your own case.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The power of drives such as the urge to parenthood via sex might be shown as a horse which we are trying to control. More than anything else, though, our dream animal represents our powerful reactions to situations, reactions developed through centuries of human experience in frequently terrible situations. This aspect of ourself is rooted in the older portions of the brain.
The animal in our dreams has commonly been seen only as the sex drive.
A careful examination of animal dreams, though, shows this to be untrue.
The animal represents all our biological needs and responses, which include survival and hunger, reproduction; parental urges; need for exercise and rest; social drives, fear reactions, anger, urge to provide (for young and mate); home/nest building; territory protection, social hierarchy, etc.
If these aspects in an individual are damaged or traumatised, we see parents who have lost their natural bonding and caring for their child; individuals who have no sense of social status or responsibility, enabling them to be criminally violent; disturbed and misplaced sexuality. Dominating or attempting to kill out the animal in us can cause tension, depression and illness.
The common escape into dry intellectualism is a cause of internal conflict. Complete permissiveness is no answer either, our higher brain functions need expression too. So one of the challenges of maturing is how to meet and relate to our ‘animals’, and perhaps bring them into expression in a satisfying way. Such drives are fundamentally a push towards life.
It must be remembered that where sex or sexuality is mentioned, I am not simply referring to the sex act. I mean sexuality in its overall aspect, which includes the urge towards parenthood, and the love and caring connected with it.
(Brain damage or certain drugs or chemicals can diminish the ‘human’ levels of function and only the animal and lizard levels are expressed.) Below are listed some common ways animals are used in our dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Animal with a cub
This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.
The dreamer will be dealing with the child-like side of his or her personality, or possibly children known to him.
The hurt young animal
The dreamer may perceive a difficulty in becoming mature or facing life.
Eating the animal
The dream could be about the ‘demons’ one creates which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Pagan belief thought that one took up certain aspects of the animal that were superior in certain respects to ordinary’ human attitudes.
Godlike, talking awe-inspir- ing or wise animals, or those with human characteristics
Animals have not vet become conscious of, or pitted themselves against, the power from which they came so the wisdom they show is innocent and simple.
It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.
The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.
The figures of animals arc an easy way for the dreamer to accept that help.
Killing the animal may destroy the energy derived from the instincts. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control the dreamer’s instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.
To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals whether by building defences - or perhaps by running away - is indicative of the dreamer’s struggle with his animal instincts, and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of the dreamer’s life.
2- When we need some sort of understanding of our own psychological urges, animals will appear which symbolise those qualities. These are:
The mother (see Family) appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.
The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all- caring mother.
If it is recognised in the dream that the bear is masculine the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.
Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as dcstructivcness, fear or anger (for example a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognised as sexual passion or creative power.
Slaying the bull
Indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts and can also represent the sign of Taurus in the Zodiac.
To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings, usually in women. Goddesses such as Bast the Egyptian cat goddess arc usually represented as having two sides to their natures, one devious and one helpful, so the cat often denotes the capricious side of the feminine.
The elegant but also the powerful, yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat. Chameleon The dreamer is recognising either in himself or others the ability to adapt and to change according to surrounding circumstances.
Cold-blooded animals or reptiles
The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. They are usually recognised as being destructive and alien.
To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities are needed.
The various qualities of the different animals of which they are made up need to be assimilated and integrated. There are two potentials of development in one figure.
The dreamer’s animal instincts arc beginning to be recognised and humanised.
The eternal feminine, especially the mother (see Family) or mother figure (see Archetypes) is often depictcd by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.
The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.
The dreamer recognises his place in the world.
The deer symbolises pride/nobility
The dreamer realises that some of his impulses are offensive, or revolting.
Also see individual entry
The dreamer may recognise a faithful and constant companion, a protector or more negatively, somebody the dreamer can’t shake off and who might make trouble.
A dog that the dreamer owned or knew at some period of his life There may be memories asso- ciated with that period of his life, which hold clues to present behaviour.
A huntress with dogs The dreamer is making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the Amazon (see Archetypes).
A dog guarding gates, being near a cemetery In dreams this indicates the guardian of the threshold, and creatures which must be put to sleep or tamed before there can be an initiation into the underworld Domesticated (tame) animals When we dream of domesticated animals we arc aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have come to terms. There are passions which arc being used in a controlled way although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable. Elephant To see an elephant in a dream is to recognise the qualities of patience, long memory, strength and fidelitv. In the more esoteric sense it signifies radiant and glowing wisdom.
A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness.
A period or act of transformation (a frog transforms from a tadpole and moves on to the land). There is something repugnant which is turning into something of value (i.e. a frog into a prince). Also see Snake as all reptiles have the same significance.
To dream of a goat is to recognise creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.
To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with the dreamer’s relationship with the dark side of his nature.
The goat may also represent the Devil or Satan.
It is also the symbol for Capricorn.
The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into madness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the Priestess/Witch aspect of femininity or the Priest/Sorcerer of the masculine (see Archetypes). In its positive imagery however it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the Mother of God.
The hedgehog can represent evil and bad manners, or literallv our inability to handle a ‘prickly’ situation.
The horse in a dream represents the energy at the dreamer’s disposal.
A white horse depicts the spiritual awareness of the dreamer; a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of the dreamer’s nature.
A pale horse is taken to indicate death, and a winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly- plane.
If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries the dreamer forward. Ibo much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.
If the horse is being harnessed to a cart the dreamer may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly- utilitarian objectives.
In a man’s dream, a mare will denote the Anima, a woman; or the realm of the feminine (see Archetypes).
In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the Animus or her relationship with a man.
A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective Shadow (see Introduction) those aspects of the personality which most people attempt to suppress.
The horse as a beast of burden is often the Great Mother (See Introduction). or mother archetype (see Archetypes). In modern dreams the car has largely taken over from the horse as a symbol with many of the same associations (see Car and Journey Sections).
The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and deviousness.
The jackal is associated with the graveyard, and therefore with Death. As a scavenger it is also a cleanser. Esoterically, it is the servant of the transformer, guiding souls from the earth plane into the light.
The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the balance of power between the dark and light forces. Kangaroo This somewhat exotic animal often stands for motherhood. and also strength. Lamb The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature.
It is said that evil cannot withstand such innocence.
The leopard represents cruelty and aggression, and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power. Lion The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.
If the dreamer is struggling with the lion there should be a succcssful development as long as the dreamer is not overpowered, or the lion killed.
A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of the personality- has slipped out of alignment, putting both the dreamer and his surroundings at risk.
A lion lying with a lamb There is a union, or compatibility of oppositcs; instinct and spirit going hand in hand. Lizard also see Reptiles The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one-track’ thinking.
The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream it can often portray objectivity. Monkey The monkey characterises the infantile, childish and arrested side of the dreamer’s character.
The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisi- tiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, that of lively- curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.
The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often signify the blind persistence and determination which enables the dreamer to succeed. Monster/Dragon also see Dragon in D Section A fear which is beyond understanding, usually welling up from within rather than from the outside world, is often represented in dreams by monsters and dragons.
The devouring monster The dream may deal with a recognition that ultimately we arc all absorbed back into a greater whole.
If the dreamer gets the better of the monster he will have mastery over his own fear of death, and may be able to harness this forcc for his own use. Cutting out the monster’s heart or other vital organ, or lighting a fire inside it, depicts the struggle against the dark forces of the underworld.
Also see Vermin
The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognised that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding.
The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and to be able to gain subsistence from its environment, all things the dreamer may- need to develop.
The ox depicts the ability to be patient, and to make sacrifices for others.
Parts of animals
(the limbs, eyes, mouth, etc.)
These have the same significance as parts of the human body (see Body).
If the four legs are particularly emphasised possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. Pig or Wild Boar The pig is taken in Western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, and gluttony.
The dreamer’s better self may be beginning to recognise these unattractive qualities in himself. Without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastcry of them. Pigs and jewels There is a conflict between the lower urges and spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitful- ness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the Destructive Mother (see Archetypes). Wild Boar The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and therefore the negative Animus in a woman’s dream.
The dreamer may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly.
A trauma from the past, or from childhood, may be causing difficulty. Rabbit Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things.
The obvious connection with fertility could be important or it could be that the trickster aspect of the personality could be coming to the fore (see Hare).
A white rabbit may show the dreamer the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide.
The ram is a svmbol of masculine virility and power, and by association has those qualities of the sign of Aries in the Zodiac.
also see Vermin ‘flic rat signifies the diseased and devious part of the dreamer or of his situation. It can also represent something which is repulsive in some way.
The dreamer may be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague.
To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality. We may have no control over these, and could therefore be easily devoured by them. We are afraid of Death or the death process, but must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.
Dreaming of a seal suggests that we are at one with the clement in which we live.
Also see Snake
The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation.
It is the instinctive nature and is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed, the dreamer comes to terms with his or her own sexuality and sensuality and is able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies which become available. In a man’s dream a snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinitv. In a woman’s dream the snake may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the Garden of Eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery; and also of temptation. Sheep The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct, and it is this interpretation which is most usually accepted in dreams.
The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect which is recognisable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.
The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.
To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.
Sinister Animals Any threat from animals indicates the fears and doubts the dreamer has over his ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Snake - also see Serpent. Snake dreams occur like serpent dreams - when the dreamer is attempting to come to terms with his or her more instinctive self.
Inevitably, this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies which have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available.
A snake twined around the body or limb
This indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.
A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth
This can sometimes represent the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify the dreamer’s control of his or her libido.
A snake in the grass This image denotes disloyalty, trickerv and evil. With its tail in its mouth This image is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical (see Shapes, Circle). Being swallowed by a snake This shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate, and lose our sense of space and time (see Eating). Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death, and all that man fears. Snake twined around a staff or similar (see Caduceiis) The unconscious forces that are released once the dreamer reconciles the opposing sides of himself create healing, rebirth and renewal, and this is universally represented as two snakes entwined round a central staff.
It is a symbolic representation of the basic form of DXA, the ‘building blocks’ of life.
The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream (see Colours). Squirrel The squirrel represents the hoarding aspcct of our personalities.
The tiger signifies royalty, dignity and power and is both a creator and a dcstrover
To dream of toads is lo connect with whatever the dreamer may consider ugly in life, or in his behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful.
For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values.
Transformation of animals In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation.
The unicorn is a symbol of purity and traditionally could only be owned and perceived by virgins.
It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding, and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.
In dreams vermin may represent the enforced contemplation of something that is unnecessary or that has invaded one’s spacc.
Animals with backbones often give an understanding of the qualities associated with that animal.
The smaller and lower orders of animal signify the unconscious, the higher orders the emotions.
The whale, because it is a mammal which lives within water, indicates the power of resurrection and rebirth man’s abilitv to come back from the dead.
The weasel traditionally highlights the devious, more criminally oriented side of ourselves.
see Sinister Animals
Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions, or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening the safety of the individual. Such a dream may be a way of understanding anxiety.
Domesticating wild animals The dreamer may- have come to terms with his or her wilder side.
Dreaming of wolves may- indicate that we are being threatened by others, whether singly or by the pack.
The dreamer may- have cruel sadistic fantasies without taking responsibility for them.
The She-wolf The hussy; but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.
The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.
This animal has the same significance as the horse, but with the additional meaning of balancing the negative and the positive in a very dynamic way.
3- By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The primitive wildness within and a yearning to return to nature.
A threatening animal reveals hidden aggression or unexpressed anger toward something or someone. Alternatively, this may mean that you personally feel threatened by someone perceived as predatory.
Taming an animal: Bringing (or wishing to bring) yourself under greater control, especially characteristics like a hot temper or overly intense passion (see Whip).
Native Americans believe that the spirits of animals appear in our dreams as teachers and guides. In this case, read that animal’s entry for more insight into its lessons.
Killing an animal: Consider what the creature itself symbolizes.
For example, killing a bird signals a fear that you are somehow stifling personal freedom or vision (see Carcass).
Jung felt that the central self was often represented in dreams as an animal, specifically the elephant, horse, bear, bull, fish, or snake.
Consider the creature’s positive and negative characteristics or integral qualities as they reflect upon the way you behave.
For example, are you being bull-headed or figuratively bearish?... The Language of Dreams
The appearance of any animal in a dream may point out that man and nature are not separate but are intricately connected.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Bear: a symbol of vitality, power, and endurance (particularly in women’s dreams). See Bear.
Fish: a fear of losing love; your partner is “slipping” through your fingers, but when the fish is alive, it is a sign of successful planning. See Fish.
Dog: extremely repressed sexual urges. See Dog.
Insects: repressed anger, emotional stress, family problems. See Flies, Insects.
Cat: a symbol of female eroticism, and sometimes a repressed desire for independence. See Cat.
Cow: female sexual urges—but always combined with patience and calm. See Cow.
Lion: glorified and powerful physical contact between men and women.
Mouse: a symbol of the female; the fear of mice is an expression of the dreamer’s fear of a vet-to-be-acknowledged femininity. See Mouse, Rat.
Horse: aroused, but unrealized physical energies, or controlled vitality. See Horse, Horseback Riding.
Serpent: a phallic symbol; women who dream about serpents suffer from unfulfilled sexuality; a serpent crawling up your legs means sexual desires have been awakened. See Dragon, Serpent.
Small animals often symbolize a small sibling; large animals usually stand for the dreamer’s own character traits and repressed cravings. Animals with human voices: a warning not to let other people hurt or take advantage of you. Dead animals are a sign of changes in your personal situation.
Depth Psychology: Animals are a symbol of primitive character traits, like greed, passion, or anger.
The other symbols in the dream are very important.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that animals can talk indicates insight and intellect. Pay attention to the words it utters; the meaning being conveyed may represent your ability to achieve all that you desire.
To dream that you are saving the life of an animal indicates that you are aware of some personality traits that you have in common with the animal. In addition, you may feel as if you are lacking a particular attribute or you are insignificant in the scheme of things.
To see lab animals in your dream represents a personal attribute that you are hiding from yourself and others. You need to gain confidence and face these emotions, even if you feel as if you will be overcome by them. Be more open-minded and willing to try different things.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is generally given that the more primitive the animal then the more primitive or deeper the layer of consciousness that represents.
To dream of being bitten by an animal may be a manifestation of a fear of animals. What the animal is doing in the dream is also very important, if say, a pig is dancing, then maybe that means that the side of you that likes to over indulge is very happy with that. But if the pig were crying then that might indicate an inner urge to curb and over indulge in habit.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you tame a wild animal in a dream, you achieve success through expressing yourself honestly.
If you are attacked by a vicious animal and you manage to kill it, you will triumph over your rivals.
Dreaming of domestic animals (such as pets), if unfamiliar, can mean you feel pressured to be something you’re not.
The same meaning applies to dreaming of wild animal babies (of any type of wild animal).
Dreaming of farm animals suggests that you are ready for growth. It’s time to start exploring your potential. Also see “Cow” and “Chickens” for more specific meanings.
If you dream that you kill a gentle animal (example: you’re driving and you run over a deer), something you are doing in real life goes against your values and you are “killing” a sweet part of yourself. You must change your behavior and stop acting against your instincts or a part of yourself will be lost or damaged. Talking animals in dreams serve as messengers of the unconscious. Pay attention to what they say, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others. Animals attacking other animals in your dream means you are feeling a deep conflict with someone you are close to. This dream may also suggest that you are scared of showing your true emotions and desires, because you think they are too powerful for others to deal with.
If you dream of being an animal, it could be an expression of your primitive desires, physical characteristics or even your romantic longings. Animals in dreams symbolizes the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Think about how you felt in the dream, and how you acted, for clues to your dream’s meaning. Also look up the specific type of animal you were, for further analysis.
If you dream of lab animals, you need to experiment with your fears, choices and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself by what others think you are capable of.
If you dream of a dead animal, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.
If you dream of experiments being done on animals, you will encounter difficulties in carrying out your goals and plans. However, if you rescued the animals from the experiments, you are successfully facing emotions and characteristics represented by the animal.
If you dream of hybrid animals (half one creature, half another), this symbolizes that you are beginning to incorporate different sides of yourself as you grow and mature into a fully-formed personality. Look up the animals that the hybrid was made of, for additional meaning about these sides of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Lion, Dog, Cat, Bull, Cow, Horse, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dream of eating an animal, it means that you are assimilating natural wisdom.
If you fight against it, it means you are having trouble with your hidden self, rejected by the conscious.
If the animal is guarding a treasure then the material passions are preventing you from spiritual fulfillment.
Its meaning depends on whether it is about domestic or wild animals. While the wild animal is indicative of secret enemies and professional problems, the domestic one announces the return of absent friends and reconciliation. To own, feed, and care for them, especially if they are ruminants, indicates wealth and good businesses. Those endowed with horns predict happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The first element of any interpretation of an animal that appears in your dream is to investigate the special trait that the particular animal represents. You will find many such interpretations within these pages, but a little research will yield great results if your dream animal is not listed.
The animal’s behaviors and habits will illustrate the instinct that is being highlighted.
The second facet of your interpretation will come from what the animal is doing in your dream.
The activity it is engaged in will correlate with some type of movement (or obstacle to movement) in your waking life.
The dream may be asking you to stop trying to think your way through a situation and instead turn to your instinctive nature for an answer.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A proper interpretation also depends on one’s personal associations with animals. Generically, animals symbolize the physical, instinctual, “animal” self, and wild dream beasts that one cannot specifically identify usually represent this aspect of the self (or “beastlike” people in one’s environment). One should be careful about this generalization, however, because certain other, more specific animals (e.g., birds) can symbolize precisely the opposite (e.g., the higher self or the soul).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Thus, to dream of a certain animal could suggest an aspect of your personality that is instinctual, hidden or striving for recognition. It could also represent a part of yourself you find hard to control. And because we often assign characteristics or personality traits to animals, dream animals may also symbolize gut feelings we have about others. An attacking lion, for example, may depict how we see someone who is being aggressive toward us.
Animal dreams rouse special interest because they contain images that are familiar to us, but at the same time we recognize something that is unfamiliar and obscure. Traditionally, the characteristics of the dream animal are applied to the world of humans, often seeing the animal as a harbinger of misfortune or good luck; for example, a wolf is often thought to predict thieves or misfortune. According to Freud animals in dreams are not predictive of future events but a classic expression of repressed or unexpressed sexual and aggressive tendencies. Jung, however, argued that animals in dreams should be analyzed individually, depending on the character they portray in the dream and the association the dreamer has to them.
Jung believed that animals are sublime and, in fact, represent the ‘divine’ side of the human psyche. He suggested that animals live much more in contact with a ‘secret’ order in nature itself and—far more than human beings—live in close contact with ‘absolute knowledge’ of the unconscious. In contrast to humankind, the animal is the living being that follows its own inner laws beyond good and evil—and is, in this sense, superior and a source of inspiration and guidance.
Although animals are one of the most common dream symbols, dreams that feature them can be complex and hard to interpret. Perhaps the simplest way is to first think about how you feel about the specific animal in your waking life.
You may, for example, adore cats and think of them as lovely creatures because you have a much-loved pet cat, or you may associate cats with feeling unwell because you are allergic to them. Thinking about how that animal makes you feel within the context of your dream should help you recognize if that feeling is struggling to the fore, or is already expressing itself in daily life.
If, on the other hand, you have no feelings in particular about the animal in your dream, you need to think about the quality you typically associate with it; for example, a fox with cunning and stealth, an elephant with strength and mystery, or a dog with unconditional loyalty and love. Because animals are thought to represent unedited feelings and drives, it’s possible that your unconscious used the symbol of the fox in your dream to alert you to your own or someone else’s cunning. Thinking about that aspect of yourself—again within the context of your dream—should tell you whether you need to nurture and develop it, tame it or be on your guard against it in someone else.
If you still feel puzzled, it may be that the hidden meaning lies in archetypal, traditional, legendary, mythical or magical associations. Dream animals may also embody a pun. For example, if you dream of a badger, are you feeling badgered or aggravated in some way? If you dream of a zebra, could this refer to your black and white view point?
Dream animals, no matter how problematic, offer us an opportunity to contact and explore both the parts of ourselves that we have shut away and the parts that we have yet to discover. In general, researchers believe that animal dreams mean that the subconscious has woken up and has come to life.
Our dreams will be selective and personal in the choice of animal used to portray our life situation, but as you interpret never forget that animal symbols in dreams typically represent a fundamental push toward life and living it with passion. See also BIRDS; REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS; PETS.... The Element Encyclopedia
When instincts need to be understood, expressed or controlled in some way animals can often appear in our dreams to symbolize them. By understanding animals in dreams and the qualities they represent, we can approach life in a more instinctive, simple and natural way.
Bear in mind though that there is a huge difference in meaning between wild animals and domesticated animals in dreams. In general, domesticated animals or pets, such as a dog or rabbit, represent those urges we have more control over and are therefore less threatening to our conscious desire to be in charge. The wild animals we dream of are more threatening to our ego, but they are also more powerful, because if we can develop a working relationship with them they offer incredible potential for growth.... The Element Encyclopedia
The size and strength of such animals is the deciding factor for the strength and power of such enemies.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the young animal is injured or dying, this could suggest problems with maturing or dealing with adult life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of leaving a message on an answering machine, means that you will be placed in an unpleasant situation.... My Dream Interpretation
The archetypes predispose us to subconsciously organize our personal experiences in certain ways. We are, for instance, predisposed to perceive someone in our early environment as a father because of the father archetype. If a person’s biological father is absent during childhood, someone else (e.g., an older brother) is assimilated into this archetype, providing concrete images for the father complex (the reflection of the father archetype in the personal unconscious).
Archetypes are not specific images or symbols. They are more like invisible magnetic fields that cause iron filings to arrange themselves according to certain patterns. For example, Jung postulated the existence of a self archetype, which constitutes the unconscious basis for our ego—our conscious self-image or self-concept. In dreams, this self is represented in a variety of ways, often in the form of a circle or mandala (a circular diagram used as an aid to meditation in Hinduism and Buddhism). The self can also be represented by surrogate symbols, such as four of almost anything (according to Jung, four is the number of whole- ness and hence a symbol of the self), a pattern Jung referred to as a quaternity. These concrete manifestations of elusive archetypes are referred to as archetypal images or, when they appear in dreams, as archetypal dream images.
Jung asserted that much of world mythology and folklore represents manifestations of the collective unconscious. He based this assertion on his discovery that the dreams of his patients frequently contained images with which they were completely unfamiliar, but which seemed to reflect symbols that could be found somewhere in the mythological systems of world culture. Jung further found that if he could discover the specific meaning of such images in their native culture, he could better understand the dreams in which they occurred. The process of seeking such meanings is referred to as amplification.... Dreampedia
It is possible that you are preventing others from seeing the person you really are. It also implies that you may be relying too much on someone else. You should stand up for yourself and be more independent. Don’t let anyone take advantage of you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
4. Perception of hostility. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Armor)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A sweet aroma is symbolic of a Christian, 2 Cor. 2:16 ... Christian Dream Symbols
Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin. It is frequently used in lotions and face creams since it is said to diminish wrinkles and bring a healthy glow to the skin over time. The effects of essential oils appear to be cumulative.
Lavender is known as a comforting, relaxing scent and is frequently recommended by aromatherapists and other holistic practitioners because of its calming influence. The scent of lavender can balance body and mind, and help induce sleep. When you are getting enough rest, you’re more likely to get more out of your dreams because you’re in good health. There are several ways you can use lavender to help you achieve restful sleep and dreaming. It can be placed in a diffuser, or on a cotton ball or piece of fabric tucked inside your pillowcase. You can make a room and pillow spray from water, witch hazel and lavender essential oil. The mixture should be kept in a dark glass bottle since sunlight can diminish the effects of essential oils. Simply spray a mist in the air around the bed or spray directly onto the pillows and sheets. You may want to test the fabric first to ensure that it doesn’t stain.
There are hundreds of aromatherapy oils with which you may want to experiment but make sure you follow safety guidelines or consult with an aromatherapist first. The following essential oils are all thought to reduce stress and encourage restful sleep and dreaming: lavender, vetiver, rosemary and chamomile. For essential oils thought to encourage lucid dreaming, you may want to try the following: clove—improves dream recall; mugwort increases visualization; anise— repels nightmares; clary sage—promotes intuitive awareness.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of taking out or depositing money, the dream may be letting you know that your money situation is not as bad as you think. But if you saw someone else using the ATM, or if you dreamed of losing your bank card, you are being warned against carelessless with your cash.... My Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream that she is a barmaid, foretells that she will be attracted to fast men, and that she will prefer irregular pleasures to propriety. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The same is the interpretation of seeing a slaughterer, glass manufacturer, fuller and diver.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one writes down such a call ‘In the Name of God’ with a beautiful handwriting in his dream, it means that he will receive wealth and recognition in his field of knowledge.
If a deceased person writes it in one’s dream, it means that such a person dwells encompassed with God’s mercy.
If the one who wrote it in the dream is alive and if he erases it or if a bird steals it from him in the dream, it means the nearing of his death and exhaustion of his sustenance in this world.
If one recites it during his prayers in a dream when it is not his custom to do so, it means borrowing an unnecessary amount of money or giving preference to leaning toward one’s mother rather than his father or the opposite.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Prayer beads)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The interpretation of this symbol should start with the energy associated with the animal that appeared in the dream. Examining historical references that match your dream image can yield a treasure trove of information that your unconscious mind is attempting to convey to you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Birthmark)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For some people the bed is a place of sanctuary and rest, where they can be totally alone. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The contact is pleasant and undemanding, but I feel more and more ill at ease. I feel Jane is not having any respect for my relationship with my wife and stan to tell her so’ (Mr BS). In the example the bed is the environment in which the action takes place.
The bed is an opportunity to explore the dreamer’s decisions about sex.
Bed is one of the commonest symbols in dreams. It represents, depending on the dream context, marriage; sex, rest, giving up and taking to one’s bed, passivity; sensual rather than sexual contact; sickness, intimacy, privacy. Sometimes it represents sleep and meeting or unconscious—or torture, because in bed we may be tortured by insomnia, worries, physical pain. Also our lives—you’ve made your bed, now lie on it. Bed is an important symbol to understand. It so often shows exactly what we are doing in our subtle areas of relationship. In the example, the man is wrestling with his desire for pleasure and his sense of commitment; but also, whether he will keep his pleasure for himself, or share it with his wife. See example in contraceptive. Idioms: bed of nails; bed of roses; go to bed with; make one’s bed and lie on it. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Depth Psychology: Your conscience is watching over your behavior. Does secret guilt “keep you awake”? Should you be more alert to what you are about to do? Are you looking for protection? You will know which of the above applies to you!... Dreamers Dictionary
To see him looking sad some sorrowful event or misfortune may soon follow. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a woman it foretells future security.
See also Wedding.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Regrettable deeds or activities from the past.
3. A distinguishing, identifying feature. ... New American Dream Dictionary
But if you observed others being taken away, it predicts a temporary setback.
See also Arrest.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you were the blackmailer in your dream, you would be wise to avoid any type of gambling because you will be unlucky.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were the blackmailer, you would be wise to avoid any type of gambling for the time being.
See also Crime.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: A small boat makes it possible for you to reach “the other side”—even if you have to depend on something or someone. Have you made reaching your goal more complicated than it has to be? Are you acting too slowly? See Boat, Ship, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Holding a bowl in your hands: someone will make an offer soon. Receiving a bowl as a gift: a happy family life. Seeing a full bowl: expect either an invitation or the visit of a friend. See .Armor, Container.
Depth Psychology: An empty bowl: step back and think—is it time to replenish your depleted inner resources?... Dreamers Dictionary
A frequent symbol for work / profession or marital situations, but it can also point to a positive fight.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are one of these parties, it foretells some great disappointment.... Mystic Dream Book
If her dress is torn, she will find that her husband is secretive.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream of being a bridesmaid and stepping on the bride’s train is a forerunner of a very embarrassing experience».... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream of being a bridesmaid, then you are processing your feelings and attitudes toward being in a secondary position, second fiddle, and the wind beneath someone’s wings.
If you are identified with the role of the bride, then the bridesmaid symbolizes that you are supported, and that you are connected to your female intuition. See Wedding, Sister and Best Friend.... Strangest Dream Explanations
See also Wedding.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is either the result of feeling self-confident or points to the need to become more self-confident.
The businessman stands for the exchange between people. He is the one who guides the flow of goods and, in that capacity, is the negotiator between nature and people.
The property of the businessman points to the talents of the dreamer, as do the goods that he sells.
The way in which he is moving the goods may be an indication of how the dreamer uses his energies.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are the businessman, you would like to go into business for yourself.
If you are dating a businessman: an important conference in the near future.
Depth Psychology: The businessman is a symbol of your material outlook as well as financial—or intellectual—accomplishments. Sometimes such a dream might also be a warning that you are too egotistical and materialistic. What or whom do you want “to buy”?... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of simple unbuttered calamari, garnished with a slice of lemon shows an ease and grace in relation to the news.
Dreaming of battered calamari with a selection of dips indicates confusion around an event and decisions to be made. Dreams of calamari or squid swimming in the sea may indicate many choices and the intelligence to choose appropriately.
Dreaming of live calamari may indicate the ability to juggle many things at once thus opening up broader opportunity for success.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Also see Candy salesman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Candy maker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are in the cage with them, it could suggest a need to break free from constraints.
If you dream of an animal tangled in barbed wire or in a trap, this could suggest an unhappy relationship with yourself or someone else.
If the animal seems calm, it suggests inner strength during adversity but if the animal panics, unhappy memories or unhealthy habits are limiting your potential for development and growth.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see one looking out of humor you are threatened with unsatisfactory states.
If you are a chairman, you will be distinguished for your justice and kindness to others. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a man to dream of making love to a chambermaid, shows he is likely to find himself an object of derision on account of indiscreet conduct and want of tact. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Scheming behind employer’s back.
3. Sexually loose. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Favorable resolutions direct us to the most constructive ways of solving problems, whilst unfavorable dream resolutions contain a warning of negative changes. Dreaming of animal skin could mean you may have found or need to acquire the traits, power and wisdom of the animal concerned.... The Element Encyclopedia
Folklore: Danger, specifically when in a crowd.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The same is the interpretation if a person uses walnuts or almonds instead of chessman in a chess game.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. If christmas is joyful, it reﬂects optimism about a project. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For some, however, Christmas is synonymous with materialism, shopping and the pressure of gift buying.
To the inner child, Christmas is symbolic of joy, magic, enchantment and the belief that anything is possible. Consider the context and feeling tone of your dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is also representative of new beginnings and fresh starts.... My Dream Interpretation
A reflection of past ties with family and friends, meaning they imparted to your life; strengths you can draw upon in the present.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is also a way to embrace tradition and have loving moments with the family. Many people, meanwhile, associate Christmas with children. Dreaming repeatedly of the holidays may be due to emotional deprivation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see one dismantled, foretells some painful incident will follow occasions of festivity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- We may recognise in a Christmas tree the lightening up of a situation which has been either oppressive or depressive.
3- The tree of rebirth and immortality, because of its evergreen qualities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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
A Christmas tree: expect a lot of joy and happiness.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of going to the cinema, pay attention to what you are actually watching as it could have relevance for your waking life. For example, if you dreamed in black and white, do you need to add romance or color to your life? Action and adventure films suggest escapism.
If acting, music making, dance or a visit to the circus feature in your dream, see ARTS AND CRAFTS. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one qualifies for promotion, it means that he will receive it. Seeingoneselfperforming a pilgrimage in a dream also means circumambulating God’s house in Mecca, developing a good character, living a straight and a worthy life, safety from fear, repayment of one’s debts, delivering entrusted merchandise to their rightful owners or money to its people on demand, being trustworthy, living an ascetic life, fulfilling a promise, atonement for one’s sins, distributing expiatory gifts or interceding on behalfof a trustworthy and a noble Imam. Seeing oneself circumambulating God’s house while riding on a mare in a dream means that one will commit the abominable sin of adultery with a member of his own family or with a consanguineous blood relative with whom it is not permissible to have sexual relationship.
(Also see Ka’aba; Rituals ofthe pilgrimage; Sa’i)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is to be designating that place as having a particular significance.
2- Psychologically we all need to have a placc which is ours alone, and to dream of circumambulation signifies taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions.
3- We symbolise creating the centre of our universe bv circumambulation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of circumambulation signifies taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is to be designating that place as having a particular significance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of former classmates (from years gone by), this suggests that you need to draw on your old associations with your former classmates to gain insight in some current relationship. You learned a lesson from your relationships with the person or people you were dreaming about, and that lesson can help you in some aspect of your life now. So look to the people you dreamed of, and the experiences you had with them, for clues to how to act in a current situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
If a young woman marries a clergyman in her dream, she will be the object of much mental distress, and the wayward hand of fortune will lead her into the morass of adversity. See Minister. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In waking life, clothes protect, conceal and reveal and so in dreams they depict the façade, or persona, you create for other people; by so doing, they tell you where you may be vulnerable or exposed in waking life. The colors and condition of your dream clothes are especially important as they may symbolize how you are feeling about yourself, or how others perceive you. For example, if you were dressed in brightly colored designer clothes and were basking in the admiration of others, this may indicate good self-esteem, whereas if you were dressed in dark, shabby-looking garments in dreamland, and you felt miserable and self-conscious, it may be that this is how you are feeling in the real world.
Dreams about clothes can often focus on whether you are wearing the right outfit for the right occasion. For example, you may turn up at a party dressed totally inappropriately, you may have problems getting dressed, or you may find yourself walking naked down a busy street. Such dreams are rarely about sex and more about feelings of vulnerability, although they are sometimes about freedom from inhibitions. See also COLORS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are the coachman: your are making a fool of someone.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see oneselfwearing one means becoming a leader. Ifa merchant sees himselfwearing a coat of mail in a dream, it means that his business keeps growing, being completely sheltered and protected from losses.
If the coat of mail is understood to mean a friend in the dream, then it will represent a gracious friend and a good helper when one needs him.
A coat of mail also represents one’s son who is strong and capable, who suffices himself and helps his father. Wearing a coat of mail in a dream is a blessing and a favor one receives from a third party who will support him and defend him under all circumstances. Wearing one in a dream means protection for one’s wife, properties and interests.
If a woman sees herself wearing a coat of mail in a dream, it means a husband and protection. It also could mean a supporting brother, a compassionate son, money, clothing or strong supporters. Wearing a suit of mail in a dream also means having a strong son, or it could mean travels.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of someone you know being in a coma, means you are having great difficulty understanding something about them at this time.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of giving a command, you will have some honor conferred upon you.
If this is done in a tyrannical or boastful way disappointments will follow. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the commanding was done by someone else, the dream has the same significance, except that it applies to someone with whom you are closely involved rather than to yourself.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To read or hear the Ten Commandments read, denotes you will fall into errors from which you will hardly escape, even with the counsels of friends of wise and unerring judgment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Be your own best friend and change your ways.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The qualities of the various animals need to be assimilated and integrated in order to progress; there are two potentials of further development.
If a half-animal, half-human is seen it shows that the dreamer’s basic instincts are beginning to be recognized and humanized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Circumambulation; Cradle; Ka’aba;Muzdalifa; Pelting stones; Pilgrimage; Responding; Station ofAbraham)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is indicative of a favorable status; the dreamer has the necessary tools to carry out the projects that she has set for herself.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To think you are being cremated, portends distinct failure in enterprises, if you mind any but your own judgment in conducting them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In important matters rely on your own judgment If the cremation of others was involved in your dream, it predicts a valuable acquisition, probably by inheritance.
See also Fire and Funeral.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If she is unmarried, she will soon marry a very dignified, respectable and influential man.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Slippery surface)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Milk; Milking)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The message in this dream should be highly regarded See Prophetic Dreams, Enlightenment, Christ, Smile and Buddha.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. Feelings of loss, violation (inﬂicted damage).
3. A need to make amends for regrettable words or deeds. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A chipped vase, for instance, might signify a difficulty in perceiving the feminine correctly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A broken bone may suggest we need to look at the way we create structure in our lives, whereas a damaged door might signify a lack of self-respect.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a man, losing a limb highlights his sense of emasculation, whereas cutting into the flesh, particularly for a woman, signifies a release from pain.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a lover to place this rose in your hair, foretells that you will be deceived.
If a woman receives a bouquet of damask roses in springtime, she will have a faithful lover; but if she received them in winter, she will cherish blasted hopes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are given a bouquet or damask roses indicates that you will discover a true and honest companion in life.
For women, if you dream that you are given a damask rose and place it in you hair, this suggests that you will be swindled by an individual whom you considered to be a faithful friend.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If she receives a bouquet of them in the Springtime she will find true love but if it is winter her search will be fruitless.
To see the old fashioned rose bush in full foliage denotes a wedding in the family.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
For a young woman to dream that her lover is a dancing master, portends that she will have a friend in accordance with her views of pleasure and life. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To watch a dancing master give instructions in your dream shows you will neglect some vital business matters.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The oppressors will be visited with severe punishment fromAllah, for Qiyaamah isreferred to as Youmul-Jazaa and Youmul-Fasi meaningDay of Retribution and Day of Deciding who is liable for punishment and who is worthy of reward. And if the people of that locality are oppressed they will be delivered from their plight.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same applies to purchasing a female slave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same applies to buying a male slave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the demand is unjust, you will become a leader in your profession.
For a lover to command you adversely, implies his, or her, leniency. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Repressed needs begin to rise to the surface—usually in intimate relationships, often in friendships.
3. An aspect of self is “demanding attention.” 4. Someone, possibly a family member, has needs that remain ignored. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Darkness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a detective is following you within a dream, it may be a sign that other people want to know more about you. A dream about a police officer or army officer may suggest the importance of following correct procedure or correct behavior. Perhaps an aspect of your behavior in waking life is upsetting others?
Policemen can also represent the father figure, whilst a policewoman can bring to mind a dominant female in your life. A fireman relates to how you deal with your emotions or outbursts of energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a woman, however, it is a dream of contrary and a warning of possible downfall through excessive vanity.
She would do well to curb her extravagance before it curbs her.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The idea of being recognized for possessing a certain level of wisdom and knowledge is embodied by the presence of a diploma.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you do wake up from a dream in which you have had sex with someone inappropriate or that contains graphic, disturbing or violent imagery, there is most likely to be a nonsexual interpretation. However, if you do find the dream distressing and it repeatedly recurs, be sure to seek professional counseling. Unless your erotic dreams are seriously disturbing (when psychiatric help should be sought), there is no reason why you should not enjoy them like any other fantasy.... The Element Encyclopedia
Because REM sleep is recognizable in mammals and birds, but not in snakes and other reptiles, scientists think that most warm- blooded animals dream. Studies have monitored the sleep of goats, sheep, cats, dogs, rats, mice, monkeys and apes, and all had dream periods and symptoms; all except the spiny anteater, which seems to be a dream-free mammal.
Watch a sleeping dog or cat sometime, and you can tell if it is dreaming of running after something. Its eyes twitch, sometimes it moves its paws—something could be happening in its dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the dreamer is selling an animal, this could indicate delays and frustrations; the need for inner calmness to help the dreamer through until he or sees the light at the end of the tunnel. See also PETS.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is time for you to dust yourself and stand up for what you need and want.
A welcome mat signifies that you are receptive to the blessings of this universe, to new opportunities, and that you have an open door policy to life. Consider the feeling tone. See Rug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see oneself as the king’s doorman in a dream means debts, but if one finds himself working as the prince’s doorman or door attendant, it means occupying a seat of authority.
(Also see Keeper of the gate)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the doormat in your dream is blank, disappointments may be in store for you.... My Dream Interpretation
To be bored with the performance of a drama, you will be forced to accept an uncongenial companion at some entertainment or secret affair.
To write one, portends that you will be plunged into distress and debt, to be extricated as if by a miracle. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Possible reunion with friends (attending or viewing a drama).
3. Beware of being ﬁnancially or emotionally overwhelmed; use caution in all kinds of affairs. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are watching a drama indicates that you will reconnect with old acquaintances.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The best “specialist” to do this is you.
An expert dream analyst or a psychotherapist would at best be a “midwife” or guide, and then only if your dream presented clear indications that there was emotional illness and that psychological support was important.
A dream symbol often points to several possibilities.
For instance, the question of whether you are the victim or the perpetrator plays a major role that only honest self-examination can answer. Dream interpretation is not a game, some thing you do every now and then. It only makes sense if it becomes—like daily hygiene—a consistent part of your daily routine—a form of “emotional hygiene.” The rewards are well worth the effort. Nothing can replace self-analysis followed by self-awareness. Only in this way can you lead a happy and productive life and be at peace with yourself.
Your unconscious is often the best friend you can have, because it provides advice and suggestions about how to deal with the problems that arise.
The wisdom of your unconscious can even open a window into the future—allowing you to face the unknown with confidence.
The increase in the number of people who suffer from emotional problems can be laid at the door of today’s culture, with its emphasis on acquiring money, property, and success. But those who are in touch with their unconscious and its messages won’t easily violate the natural needs of their soul.
The best protection we have against depression, anxieties, and coundess other emotional problems is effective dream interpretation.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are the pharmacist: you would like to be wealthy.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- A dwarf may signify a small part of ourselves that needs consideration. This may be a stunted aspect of our personality which does not become apparent until we are prepared to take responsibility for it.
3- A dwarf symbolises the Unconscious and undifferentiated force of nature.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For instance we may have musical ability which was suppressed by the need to bnng up children. Also a pan of self malformed by painful childhood experience or lack of emotional nourishment. It may therefore be a link with our unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. One is spending too much time using the computer. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The realm of the intellect is represented by this image.
The newness of Internet technology imbues the symbolic meaning with a sense of uncharted territory in the world of thought and interpersonal expression. We live in a time where the technology has evolved faster than our ability to formulate a universal sense of etiquette and propriety. Its speed implies spontaneity. However, the ability to edit and alter our words prior to sending the finished product adds a dimension of control that should not be overlooked when arriving at an accurate interpretation. Words typically account for about 20 percent of any verbal interaction. Absent from the e-mail experience are the crucial elements of tone and body language. Despite this enormous limitation, most people approach e- mails as if they were clear and accurate when, in fact, they are subject to projection and presumption. In this way, an e-mail in a dream connects to communication that is assumed to be lucid but may not be received with the same intention with which it was sent.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Reaction to stress.
3. Returning to the safety of childhood. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of having put on weight can mean future prosperity.
Depth Psychology: Looking emaciated or very skinny: your inner center has “shrunk ‘ You are being asked to take better care of yourself. Seeing others as emaciated: you hope for financial gain for yourself (this is how wicked the unconscious is!).... Dreamers Dictionary
If we are sending an email in dreams we have information which others may need.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of reading someone else’s email messages signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business. Perhaps you have recently stumbled upon some information that was not meant for your eyes.... My Dream Interpretation
If an email, fax or text message appears in your dream this may be a message from your dreaming mind to attend to some communication as soon as possible. Such dreams represent your desire to move on speedily with a current project.
Alternatively electronic communication or texts can also express your desire to go on the record and publicly state your intentions. As always pay attention to the content of your message. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Exalting God’s oneness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it gives off a bad smell it symbolises unlawful wealth.
The stronger the odour the greater the unlawfulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If so, the dream is probably recommending that you do this.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2- VVe may be aware that someone is trying to communicate with us but, because we are distanced from them, the transmission has to be mechanical.
3- In a dream, a fax machine can have spiritual undertones in that can be a way of transmitting messages from ‘beyond’. We need to be open to this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. Intuition, gut feelings. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Purses, according to Freud, are symbols of female genitalia or the womb; when the purse opens, this suggests sexual availability and when it is snapped shut, this suggests withholding.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to see a fireman crippled, or meet with an accident otherwise, implies grave danger is threatening a close friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The fireman archetype is also your inner hero, the warrior part of you that is willing to go through the fire to do what it has to do for love, life, and passion.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see the firmament illuminated and filled with the heavenly hosts, denotes great spiritual research, but a final pulling back on Nature for sustenance and consolation. You will often be disappointed in fortune also.
To see people you know in the firmament, signifies that they are about to commit some unwise act through you, and others must be the innocent sufferers. Great disasters usually follow this dream. See Illumination. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you see yourself fishing, what did you catch? A small fish indicates small Booty: a big fish, big booty.
The fisherman is trying to catch the content of the soul. Since ancient times, in China fish have been a sign of fertility. As far back as Babylonian times, fish appearing in dreams were considered phallic symbols. According to 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus, a dead fish represents lost hope.
The fish is also a Christian symbol.
The point when Spring entered the constellation of the fish coincided with the beginning of Christianity.
The salmon of wisdom is part of Irish mythology.
In psychoanalysis, the fish is a symbol of male sexuality- According to Jung, if you are the fish, you can renew yourself in the Water (emotions). Also, according to Jungian psychoanalysis, the fish is the symbol of wholeness. It symbolizes the total person of the dreamer and, more to the point, the emotional side of sexuality. Jung also believed that fish are like thoughts and hunches, which surface from the unconscious.
(In the fairy tale “The Fisherman and His Wife,” we find the 44 wishing-fish.”)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see decayed fish, foretells distress will come in the guise of happiness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream about decaying fish in a market indicates that bad news will be disguised as pleasure and joy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
2. A powerful religious, spiritual symbol, emphasizing teachings of peace. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Within a situation in our lives we may be trying to ‘catch’ something, such as a job or a partner.
3- Because of its Christian connection a fisherman can suggest a priest in dreams.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A hidden emotional matter would like to “see the light of day.” See Fish.... Dreamers Dictionary
On the other hand, dreams about fishing—particularly ones in which a freshwater fisherman or angler appears—could simply indicate the need for rest and relaxation.
If a fisherman does appear in your dream or you are the fisherman, pay attention to the actions that are performed, as they will help you interpret the dream. Often a fisherman will represent a person, such as a provider, or a concept, such as bravery. This latter is especially the case if he is a deep-sea fisherman. A fishing line refers to a length or measure of spiritual inquiry, a fishing rod signifies a life aspect that can assist you in your spiritual search and a fishing trip symbolizes a desire to gain further information regarding a particular issue. Consider also if you are trying to catch something like a job or a partner in waking life.
If you visit a fish market in your dreams, try to recall the species of fish, the amount you bought and their condition, as a fish market may refer to your own personal spiritual belief system. Finally, because of its Christian association, a fisherman may suggest a priest or someone with priest-like qualities in your dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are confronted by a mad man or woman, this can indicate a part of yourself that you have not integrated successfully.
If you are that mad person, then are you feeling threatened by the irrational parts of your personality or do you sense that you don’t fit in with your social group? Occasionally, you may experience a trembling or wave sensation when you awake, especially when you are aroused quickly from deep sleep; although disconcerting, this is usually the result of temporary confusion between the sleeping and waking worlds that should pass without need for concern. If, however, this occurs on a regular basis and you feel faint and dizzy when you get up, it might be wise to have a check-up with your doctor to rule out problems with your blood pressure.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of working at a flea market forecasts a stroke of money luck.... My Dream Interpretation
To see one failing to work, foretells gloomy returns for much disturbing and worrisome planning. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the dress is white, it suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.... My Dream Interpretation
The four prime beliefs of freemasonry are: the fatherhood of god; the brotherhood of man; relief to others; and the search for truth. When these qualities are required in our lives we may dream of freemasonry or of someone of this belief.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For further clarification you might like to consult spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Fruit)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of missing the animal shows you will have much loss and troubles with your business.
If a woman dreams of hunting she will shortly find a mate, should she kill the animal she will make a happy marriage.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you are wearing a gas mask it symbolizes protection from something harmful ... Christian Dream Symbols
The good news is, you will emerge victorious from this incident.... My Dream Interpretation
The gas mask is therefore a symbol for the protection needed to keep such ideas from harming you. Is the environment in which you find yourself in your life right now toxic?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Need someone gentle in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
3. Training a shepherd marks the trainer as a strong person. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are training a German Shepherd indicates that you are willing to listen to new thoughts and concepts or that you are easily convinced. You could be seeking some assurance from others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To receive a gift within a dream is to recognize our talents and abilities. You might also like to consult the entries for present / presents for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The idioms show the many ways this action can be used: don’t give me that, give and take; give as good as one gets; give away or give-away; give oneself away, give somebody away; don’t give a brass farthing; give place; give a piece of one’s mind, give them enough rope; give someone the evil or glad eye; give someone the elbow; give one’s notice. See gift. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- It is one of the fundamental needs of the human being to be able to share with other people. Psychologically this represents our ability to belong to others, to have others belong within our lives and to assume responsibility for other people. So to dream of giving in this wav indicates our own innate abilities.
3- The dreamer should acknowledge the gifts he has and use them appropriately, lest they be taken away.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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.... The Element Encyclopedia
A difficult birth may represent problems in delivering a product to the marketplace.
A premature birth may remark that you are way ahead of yourself and others and, as a result, your ideas may not have been cultivated long enough in order to be realized.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are pregnant and you dream that labor and delivery was difficult, it probably reflects anxieties about the impending birth. The same applies to dreams about giving birth to an animal; they are simply mirroring your concerns and anxieties.
If you are a prospective father, your dream may also be depicting your hopes and fears for the welfare of your unborn child.
If you are not pregnant, birth dreams can indicate a desire for children but are more likely to represent something else in waking life. The birth of a child signals a new beginning and the emergence of new life; in dreams the meaning is much the same: a new way of life, a new attitude, a new discovery, a new project and so on.
If you hear about a birth, or watch or witness a birth in your dream, this also suggests the beginning of a new and fruitful cycle in your life.
Birth dreams therefore are an expression of big changes that have been occurring for a long period of time. Did the dream delivery go well or was it difficult?
Again, the answer may indicate the likely ease of turning your hopes into reality.
If this doesn’t apply, then dream births may symbolize your brain child, perhaps an idea or a project you are longing to complete successfully.
Alternatively, did your dream focus on one aspect of birth—the umbilical cord, for example? If the cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck, this may indicate that your ideas are being strangled or in danger of being strangled.
If the cord was neatly severed, this can indicate that your ideas have been cut free and are now independent of you.
If there were problems cutting the cord, this could be a symbol of a grown-up family that is beginning to leave home. Or it may be that you yourself are finding it hard to fly the family nest and branch out on your own.
If you are not able to see your baby after a difficult labor, this can indicate that you are laboring in vain in waking life and aren’t being rewarded by the sight of your mental offspring.... The Element Encyclopedia
And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Death)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- There may be a need for precise information in a situation in our lives.
3- Accurate communication is essential on all levels; physical, mental and spiritual.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A grammarian in a dream also means embellishment of one’s words, making a flowery speech, falsification or exaggeration. Seeing a grammarian in a dream also means balance, unbalance, gossipry, pretension and ostentatiousness.
If a falsifier becomes a grammarian in a dream, it means that he will turn truthful and become known for it. Ifhe is a heedless person, it means that he will receive guidance.
If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent for his sins. Ifhe stammers, it means that he will prosper after having suffered from poverty.
The same interpretation is given for one who suffers from dumbness.
If he is sick, it means that he will recover from his illness.
(Also see Linguist)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Grand Canyon is a message for you to stand in awe at your own natural beauty; to appreciate the years and lifetimes of spiritual growth that has brought you to this place of evolution.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. A need to escape from stresses of life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the dreamer actually has grandchildren, this is a very personal symbol, implying that the future of the family is pretty much secure.
If the dreamer does not have grandchildren, it indicates that the dreamer’s own future is bright and promising.
If the dream is of someone else’s grandchildren, then the dream is more cosmic in its scope: the world is NOT going to go totally down the tubes.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A grandfather in one’s house in a dream represents one’s own father. Therefore, any interpretation relative to one’s father should apply here. Ifone’s grandfather dies in a dream, it means loss of one’s determination and will.
(Also see Father)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The all-powerful Father or the archetypal father, in contrast to the personal father.
The father principle.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The Grandfather archetype represents the sky, the all seeing, and all knowing, wise part of yourself.
The Grandfather can sometimes represent God. This dream may be an opportunity to grapple with your feelings toward God, male elders, or about aging. See Zeus and King.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(2) In a man’s dream it may be a Wise Old Man figure. See also Wise Old Man / Woman, Grandmother, and Introduction, pages 49-50.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A grandfather clock in your dream can also mention that you are dnven or dominated by patriarchal values, which may be constnctive and outdated.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If both your grandparents are deceased: expect to get help in a certain matter, or you have decided to live a more prudent life.
Depth Psychology: Grandparents represent the wisdom that is available to you.
If you use good judgment in the things you do, everything will turn out all right.... Dreamers Dictionary
The all-powerful mother, the archetypal mother (the mother principle) in contrast to the merely personal mother. Grandmothers, like Grandfathers, are often wise guides and advisers.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The grandmother is the “old wise one’ of the family. She is always consulted when big decisions are to be made that affect the whole tribe. If, in your dream, she gives you advice . . . follow it! She will not be wrong.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream of your actual grandmother, then this dream represents the qualities she represents uniquely to you and the feelings you have toward her. In general, dreams of a grandmother are about wisdom, the earth, nurturing and are a message to take care of your natural, earthly resources.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A grandmother in a dream can indicate that important life lessons are assuming a prominent role in the dreamer’s life.
This symbol can also indicate a regression to childhood needs.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of one or more grandparents is a sign that you will succeed through the exercise of tact.... The Complete Dream Book
If you don’t associate the grandparent with impartial wisdom, ask yourself whether he or she may have been an archetype in disguise, especially the priest or priestess, or wise old woman or wise old man. Whichever archetype seems to fit your grandparent, their advice will help set you on the right path; the very appearance of a family elder in a dream indicates that you should look to the past for inspiration and solutions to your current problems. The key may be an ancestral trait you have inherited or an actual event in your family’s history that has parallels with your waking situation.
To dream of a grandparent who has died will usually be reassuring, telling you that you have inherited some of their wisdom. For Jungians, the grandfather may symbolize the wise old man; he can appear in various forms such as king, wizard, prophet, teacher, guru or priest. The grandmother may likewise symbolize the great mother archetype, which may appear as a goddess, wise old woman, prophet or teacher. Jung called these figures ‘mana personalities’, from the Melanesian word for ‘the divine’. These are symbols of the power and the wisdom that lies in the deepest part of the psyche, and dreams that contain mana figures represent a time of great spiritual progress and opportunity in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Need to return to childhood.
3. Need to be safe.
4. Need for nurturing and security.
5. A search for grandparents means the dreamer is searching for love and protection.
6. A dreamer who dreams of him/herself as a grandparent sees self as a nurturer. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dram of searching for your grandparents you are really searching for love and protection. There are no other interpretations for these.
If you dream of being a grandparent you will have a happy domestic life with minimal problems.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are looking for your grandparents suggests that you seek out affection and security in your life. You could be slipping back into childhood desires.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dram of searching for your grandparents you are really searching for love and protection. There are no other interpretations for these.
If you dream of being a grandparent you will have a happy domestic life with minimal problems.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is often said that grandparents do not know whether they have done a good job of raising their children until their sons and daughters have children of their own. In dreams grandparents can offer security, but this will often depend on the relationship our parents have had with them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If these images, on the contrary, are not very comforting, the interpretation is the opposite. You are too anchored in the past and that limits your possibilities for personal development.
All traditions agree that elders are a symbol of certainty and wisdom.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(See Family Members.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Gunsmith)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If he has merchandise or crops, it will increase or decrease according to the amount of hair he had seen.
If he sees the hair shining he will become a destitute if he is wealthy. Or he will become wealthy if he is a destitute; if he is perturbed, he will become pleased; if he is ill, he will be cured; if he is in debt, it will be paid.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To Hate anyone in your dream is a sign of success with friends or in your domestic affairs.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Lessons needed to be learned.
3. A tendency to be too hard on oneself. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If your dream involved you giving the Heimlich Maneuver to somebody else, or someone else besides you getting it, this signifies sudden success in overcoming a previously challenging obstacle.... My Dream Interpretation
A guide.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- When we dream of a hermaphrodite, we may be having uncertainties about our own gender, or about our ability to adjust to the roles played by our own sex. Interestingly, as we learn more about ourselves, we attempt to achieve a balance between the logical and the sensitive sides of our nature. This can appear as hermaphrodism in a dream.
2- As a child grows, he begins to understand that certain behaviour is appropriate or acceptable. This may mean that other natural reactions are suppressed and can surface later on. These may confuse the dreamer and be perceived in dreams as hermaphrodism.
3- Perfect balance.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An attempt to eliminate real or perceived gender-specific limitations. Hiding your true sensual or sexual nature behind an ambivalent mask.... The Language of Dreams
To dream that you are a hermaphrodite refers to having opposite characteristics in your personality and indicates a sense of balance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is the balance sought by all alchemists, and is an image that occurs in dreams as we become more spiritually proficient.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) A hermaphrodite may denote the ‘marriage’ of conscious and unconscious components of the psyche. The ‘marriage’ may be total or partial, depending on how much of your unconscious you have integrated into your conscious attitudes and actions.
(2) It may symbolize (the need for) perfect balance between the masculine and feminine sides of your nature (for anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, section (4)). Every man has feminine components in his psyche, every woman has masculine components in hers. These contrasexual components are usually suppressed by social convention. However, neglect of the contrasexual side of your nature results in a lopsided development.
Dogmatism in a woman comes from an unintegrated animus. Similarly, a man who has not brought his masculine and feminine sides into harmony may be fickle, moody, and prone to emotional outbursts. See also Couple, section (2), Marriage.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are the hitman in your dream and you kill someone, this means you will be involved in some dishonorable adventure which will damage your reputation.
To dream that you are killed or being pursued by a hitman, foretells that enemies are working against you.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Mischievous (“of the devil”).
3. A phallus.
4. Magic (unicorn). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Ride)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If he receives a rope in the dream, it means an agreement, a commitment or a covenant.
If he takes money from him in the dream, it represents something he will lose and forgo in despair, or perhaps that a fight will take place between them. Each human being in a dream represents himself, his kind, look alike, someone by the same name, his town, or his craft.
If the person whom he recognizes in the dream holds an elevated rank, it means that he will lose it, and if he holds a lower rank, it means that he will be promoted.
(Also see Man; Mankind)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If uncooked it means backbiting –if eaten.
For Allah Ta’ala says; Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, you will abhor it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that we are hunting, denotes that we are seeking or pursuing some inner desire, either emotional or physical. We may be looking for a solution to a problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a hunt is to register the necessity for a change of state in everyday life.
To be hunting a boar, for instance, could have two interpretations: firstly, to eradicate the boring parts of our lives, and secondly, to root out the uncouth part of our personality. Other animals will have their own symbolism.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being a huntsman alerts us to the part of ourselves which can be destructive and vicious.
Death and destruction, but in a ritualised setting is part of the spiritual journey VVe must ‘kill off” that part of ourselves which prevents us from going forward.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To set up an image in your home, portends that you will be weak minded and easily led astray. Women should be careful of their reputation after a dream of this kind.
If the images are ugly, you will have trouble in your home. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see images show that you will have difficulties with friends or family.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To see images show that you will have difficulties with friends or family.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A broken image portends a broken vow and is a very unlucky dream.... The Complete Dream Book
The person who leads prayers in a mosque; Guide; Leader; Ruler) If one sees himself building a prison in a dream, it means that he will meet a righteous man or an Imam who will guide him on the straight path.
An Imam in a dream also represents the spiritual leader of all Muslims.
(Also see Five times prayers; Pharaoh)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Frustration in thinking that goals will be difﬁcult or impossible to attain. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you recover and leave, you will overcome your difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book
An idea of ‘reality’ in the sense of what is probable, and what would be dangerously out of norm, has been formed. We gather information in ways little recognised. How our parents relate to their environment and to other people is all recorded and leamt from, bringing about enormous ‘programming’ affecting how we act in similar circumstances.
As explained in the entry on the dream as spiritual guide, we have great ability in ‘reading’ symbols, ritual, an, music, body language, architecture, drama, and extracting ‘meaning’ from them. So we have immense stores of information from these sources. Work done with people exploring their dreams over a long period suggests that some of these information resources are never focused on enough to make conscious what we have actually learnt. Sometimes it is enough simply to ask oneself a question to begin to focus some of these resources. Such questions as what social attitude and response to authority did I learn at school? What feeling reaction do I get when I am in the presence of someone I know well? These may help to bring to awareness aspects of information gathered but remaining unconscious. These unfocused, or unconscious, areas of information can explain why we have apparently irrational feeling responses to some people or situations.
the body A lot of what we call the unconscious are basic physiological and psychological functions.
For instance in a modern house, when we flush the toilet, we do not have to bring a bucket of water and fill the cistern again.
A self regulating mechanism allows water to flow in and switches it off when full. This is a clever built-in function that had to be done manually at one time. Nowadays we have built into some dwellings fire sprinklers or burglar alarms. Through repeated actions over thousands or millions of years, many basic functions, or functions only switched on in emergencies, have been built into our being. We do not need to think about them, just as we do not have to give awareness to the fire sprinkling system or toilet each time we walk through a room or flush the toilet. They are therefore unconscious.
Research with animals in connection with rewards and conditioned reflexes has shown that by gradually leading an animal towards a certain performance by rewarding it each time it gets nearer to the goal, it can do the most amazing things. It can increase the circulation of blood to its ear, slow its heart, and in fact influence body functions which were thought to be completely involuntary. Where human beings have learnt to use some of these techniques—such as raising the temperature of an arm at will, or helping to increase the efficiency of the immune system—the actual processes still remain unconscious. In general, however, the body’s functions are thought to be outside our awareness, and so are one of the areas of the unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. Liberal attitude toward social standards, especially sexual relations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Crying in a dream is usually interpreted as happiness, but when accompanied with intonation or wailing, it means a calamity.
As for putting grease over one's hair, dream interpreters infer the meaning of adornment, while if it dribbles over one's face, they call it hypocrisy, fawning, or adulation.
As for saffron in a dream, they interpret it to mean praises or commendation, while should its color manifest in one's body or clothing, then they call it an illness.
As for feathers in a dream, they call them wealth or comfort, but when one sees himself flying with wings, they interpret it to mean travels or rising in station, depending on how high one reaches in his dream.
If one's hand is cut off in a dream, and if he sees himself carrying it, it means having a brother or a son, while if he loses it in the dream, it means an adversity or loss of a brother or a son.
If a sick person sees himself in a dream walking out of his house in silence, it means his death and funeral, while if he speaks in the dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. ... Dreampedia
2. A need or desire for emotional quiet or distance.
3. Guilt over relatively small problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a woman, this dream brings pleasant trips, though unexpected ones. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of karma suggests that we are aware of the consequences of our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The extent of its size shows the man’s prosperity. Its finesse connotes clarity and the color white represents honor and dignity.
If a woman sees herself wearing a mantilla in a dream, it means maliciousness, a bad omen, or rancor and falsehood of female companions that might cause difficulties, or separate between a husband and a wife. Ifthe khirnar is made of black torn fabric in the dream, it means poverty of one’s husband, or his being natural, or unsophisticated. Damage to one’s veil in a dream means difficulties affecting one’s marriage, loss of business or a calamity caused by a guardian, a father or a brother.
If a man sees himself wearing a mask in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery with his servant. Ifa woman sees herselfremoving her veil in public in a dream, it means that she will be tried with a calamity that will take away her sense of shame.
If she loses her khimiir in the dream, it means that she may lose her husband. Ifshe finds it again in the dream, it means that her husband will return to her. In a dream, a khimar also represents one’s religion.
(Also see Veil; Yashmak)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is trying to eradicate the very raw power of basic behaviour. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control our instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Jung saw the dark, enclosed labyrinth as a symbol of the tortuous depths of the unconscious and a dream of entering it as a voyage of self-discovery or an attempt to locate a deeply buried emotion. The void at the center of the labyrinth may suggest despair but it can also symbolize serenity and calm. A labyrinth is an archetype with which you can have direct experience. It is a metaphor for your life’s journey. As in the Greek myth of Theseus who entered King Minos’ labyrinth in Crete to slay the Minotaur, your descent into the unconscious, hidden aspects of your nature may involve confronting impulses that threaten your personal security and well-being.
Mazes are often confused with labyrinths but they are quite different. Labyrinths tend to symbolize the quest for knowledge and freedom, whereas mazes mirror the general confusion that may be fogging your sense of purpose in waking life. A maze is first of all open to the light, whereas a labyrinth is in the dark; furthermore, a maze has numerous entry points whereas a labyrinth only has one. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved, possessing twists, turns and blind alleys. It is a task that requires logical, sequential, analytical activity to find the correct path into the maze and out. A labyrinth, on the other hand, involves intuition and creativity. With a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not to enter. With mazes there are many choices to be made, with many entrances and exits.
Dead ends and cul-de-sacs present riddles to be solved. Mazes challenge the choice-making part of yourself.
In dreams, a maze can therefore reflect the difficulty in finding a direction to follow in life. No one can predict what is right or wrong, so you may have to rely on your instincts. If, in your dream, you have a map, chart or password to help you navigate your maze, this may reassure you that you are on the right path. Mazes can also often portray a confusion of ideas and feelings, the difficulty in finding your way through the mass of apparently irrational emotions and images arising from within, or the variety of opinions and seemingly authoritative sources of information with which the modern world bombards you. You may dream of a maze of corridors, for example, during periods in which your life seems particularly complicated and you are faced with choices and decisions. In this sense, the maze represents an attempt to find your way through conscious thoughts, opinions and doubts, to an opinion or mindset that is yours alone.
If you enlisted the aid of a ladder to help you get out of your maze, your dreaming mind may have been suggesting that you take a more logical, rational overview of your situation.
If you found a way out of your maze, this suggests that you will find a way to break free; but if you found yourself ending up in the same place whatever path you took, this could be reflecting your sense in waking life of going round in circles, covering the same ground or not being able to make a breakthrough. Bear in mind that tunnels and paths in dreams represent transitions, and entrances represent new directions; perhaps you have been so overwhelmed with emotion and confusion that you have not seen the opportunities already being presented to you. ... The Element Encyclopedia
If you see a maze in your dream, it may also indicate the need to find direction in life and the skills needed to negotiate change.
If a map or chart of a maze appears in your dream, this may be a reassuring sign that you are on the right path.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you have never traveled to this place before, consider its name, location, and the landmark itself for more interpretive value.
For example, seeing “Old Faithful” might speak of your own timeliness or dedication (see Water).
Possibly the manifestation of a memory from a past life experience. Even so, there is something important about this experience that directly relates to your circumstances now.
Monuments appearing at the landmark show your loyalties to someone, something, or a situation. Such loyalties can be good or bad influences, so check the condition of the monument for further insight here.... The Language of Dreams
A church, mission, rehabilitation; see “laundry”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
If they appear distorted or unnatural, the dream is more unfortunate than good.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Feelings of too many responsibilities and obligations.
3. Success, trust and happiness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If he ejaculated by the demand of his vision, it is from the Devil’s doing.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
For young people, this dream foretells noble aspirations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To actually drive on one you will be taking a trip shortly for pleasure.
For the younger set it means they have many ambitions and noble aspirations as it stretches toward their chosen goals.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To actually drive on one you will be taking a trip shortly for pleasure.
For the younger set it means they have many ambitions and noble aspirations as it stretches toward their chosen goals.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see it in large quantities, denotes that you will save money by the strictest economy.
For a young woman, this dream means that a stranger will enter her life. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If eating, one is conscious of ﬁnancial difﬁculties.
3. A large quantity of it means that ﬁnancial problems will extend some time into the future. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A dream of cooking macaroni portends that you will be the victim of fraud.... The Complete Dream Book
To see a machete on the ground before you indicates an opportunity to make a positive step towards personal fulfillment. You must summon the courage to pick it up. Someone else wielding a machete at you suggests it is time to be brave enough to walk away from a situation that may be causing you to feel threatened and under attack.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If someone else had the machete, the dream represents aspects of your personality that are negative or repressed.
If you dreamed of using a machete to make your way through green fields, this is an omen of great happiness to come. You are going through a period of personal growth, and you will overcome the challenges facing you.... My Dream Interpretation
The overgrowth of plant life that a machete is used on is a symbol of tangled thoughts and ideas that are impeding your easy progression through life.
The machete then is a symbol for your ability to cut through old habitual thought patterns that block your way. This image often appears in a dream where the character aspect wielding it is a dangerous or scary individual. Remember that all dreams are for your benefit, and such a scary figure with this tool is really capable of helping you face those fears and clear a new path.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The word juggernaut is from Sanskrit Jaganatha, lord of the world. Devotees formerly threw themselves under a huge can as it moved.
Generally, a machine represents the body’s automatic functions and drives, such as breathing and ageing; the mechanical forces of nature; habitual or mechanical behaviour. Intricate machine: brain or the thinking process in its mechanical habitual form, the habitual, almost mechanical fantasies we have or things we do.
Example: I am in charge of a life machine which keeps the world going. Unless I tend it all the time it may stop, and I am terrified. I hear a pulsating noise, or imagine I do’ (Mr P E). Here the machine represents the heart, and the dreamer’s anxious relationship with the body’s functioning and processes. Idioms: cog in the machine. See engine. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The type of machine is important. Is the dreamer a machine (a robot).7 Also, it may be an image of the internal work your soul is undertaking.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is usually to do with some kind of mechanical, habitual form that is, the ordinary everyday things that take place.
The ‘mechanics’ of the body are an important part of our well-being and often when we perceive a machine breaking down in dreams, it warns us that we need to take care, that perhaps we are over-stressing a particular part of our being.
2- The machine is very often to do with the brain and the thinking processes, so psychologically it is the process of thinking that is important.
If a machine seems large and overpowering, we perhaps need to reassess what we are doing to ourselves.
3- A machine may well represent the machinations of life, which would be interpreted as The Life Process.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the machine is idle: obstacles and difficulties. Working with a machine: a complicated matter is keeping you busy.
Depth Psychology: A machine is an expression of both the conscious and the unconscious strength that powers you forward in life. It also symbolizes what is “routine” in your life—often at the expense of spontaneity. Are you functioning like a machine?... Dreamers Dictionary
If a machine seems large and overpowering, we perhaps need to reassess the effect our actions are having, both on us and those around us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The ‘mechanics’ of the body are an important part of our well-being and often when we perceive a machine breaking down in dreams, it warns us that we need to take care, that perhaps we are over-stressing a particular part of our body, such as the lungs or the intestines. You might also like to consult the entries for body and engine. Mad tmadness can be translated into feelings of spiritual ecstasy, an altered state of consciousness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are conscious of being at odds with other people, and therefore considered to be mad, we are not integrating fully within society or the group to which we belong.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you become a machine you have lost touch with sensitive feeling levels, mind, body, spirit interrelationship. The body is an interdimensional temple, not a robot.... The Dream Books Symbols
If the dreamer is driving the machine, it probably alludes to their ability to function in life and deal with problems. The meaning of each machine depends on the elements that compose it and the pace at which it moves. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A need to act with more passion and conscience. In a stressful situation, it often calls up the irrational dream of a life of leisure. However, this image can also refer to how to make a work routine better, a prerequisite for working more creatively and independently. When you see yourself as a machine, you are made aware of some as yet unconscious habits. Pay particular attention to how details in the dream are presented.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The dream is a way of relieving tension.
Depth Psychology: See Pistol, Rifle, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the weapon gets jammed or you lose control over it, your plans will fail despite the effort invested.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The image of a bullet landing on its target is about violent penetration, driving some point home aggressively, or being attacked by the ideas, thoughts, and expressions of someone else.
The machine gun takes this entire sensibility to another level through automated repetition. Any association that you make with shooting a gun, such as anger or retribution, could be escalating if a machine gun is featured in your dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see old machinery, foretells enemies will overcome in your strivings to build up your fortune.
To become entangled in machinery, foretells loss in your business, and much unhappiness will follow. Loss from bad deals generally follows this dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If one feels awed by, unable to operate, machinery, then one feels overwhelmed by reality.
4. Smoothly running machinery means a smooth-running life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the machinery you will have to overcome some enemies to reach your goals.
If you are caught or injured in the machinery then will you suffer unhappiness and loss. Well oiled machinery means you will have a smoothly running marriage and home life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The general working mechanism of a relationship or situation, what makes it run smoothly (or not).
For example, machinery where the parts stop moving due to lack of lubrication may symbolize the halting of a project because some necessary components or steps are lacking.
Squeak}’: The need to oil a situation with fresh, innovative ideas.
Rust)’: Talents or knowledge that have fallen into disuse. Alternatively, things that you regard as old, antiquated, or outmoded.
Figuratively going through life very mechanically, without real emotion or attachments.... The Language of Dreams
If the machinery you will have to overcome some enemies to reach your goals.
If you are caught or injured in the machinery then will you suffer unhappiness and loss. Well oiled machinery means you will have a smoothly running marriage and home life.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If one dreams of functioning like a piece of machinery, then the person’s self-image or a relationship may be in need of repair.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of eating mackerel signifies that someone will be coming to visit you.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A school of mackerel indicates the possibility of huge success in relation to a creative venture.
A lone female mackerel is a message to take note of one particularly exciting idea at this time.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
2. If one kills the dog, then the unknown adversary is vanquished.
3. If running from a mad dog, one is unable to cope with an adversary.
4. If someone else kills the dog, it means that the dreamer has a good friend who will come to his/her aid. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you manage to kill the dog or escape with no injuries then this will denote that you will escape all harm at the hands of an enemy.
To see someone else kill the dog means you will have a staunch supporter.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream that you kill a mad dog indicates that you will be able to defeat your enemies and gain wealth and status.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you manage to kill the dog or escape with no injuries then this will denote that you will escape all harm at the hands of an enemy.
To see someone else kill the dog means you will have a staunch supporter.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. Fear that a criminal will come into one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see others suffering under this malady, denotes inconstancy of friends and gloomy ending of bright expectations.
For a young woman to dream of madness, foretells disappointment in marriage and wealth. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Extremely worried about some aspect of one’s life.
3. Watching associates or friends in the throes of madness indicates that one’s friends are damaged, ﬂawed, not worth getting close to. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The young woman who dreams of suddenly going mad receives a premonition of coming misfortunes connected with her love afinii and her financial state.... The Complete Dream Book
It is a good omen for everyone— those in bad health, those in love, or the business man and speculator.... Mystic Dream Book
If this occurs, it may be an unconscious warning about your inappropriate behavior. The cause is surely the desire to stand out or be different than others, tired of the daily grind. On the other hand, dreaming that someone else is not sane reveals a serious concern. It may manifest a dangerous situation related to your finances or your family that has you very worried. This dream also warns you to care for your health.
If we dream that we chance upon a lunatic, good fortune is assured. According to some oracles, it predicts that we meet someone who will positively influence our lives and make us prosper.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see others suffering from this shows you have false friends and should beware.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see others suffering from this shows you have false friends and should beware.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2. Open sexuality.
3. Mother of jesus. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The image of the madonna may also be pointing to sexual repression and a bad conscience, because of the dreamer’s attitude about his or her own sexuality and / or femininity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The madonna (not the rock star) represents motherhood, gentleness, and a rich emotional life. Your connection to a higher power is positive. Your faith is strong and promises help and/or solace.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your dream is of the Virgin Mary, then this signifies your connection to the divine mother, your feminine power, and the purest and most powerful aspect of your maternal instincts. See Goddess.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming of being threatened or confronted by a Mafia member, suggests that a situation in your waking life is making you feel overwhelmed and stressed.... My Dream Interpretation
To see a magazine rack or someone else reading a magazine, means that you will come into contact with someone who is able to help you advance.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If its contents, illustrations and make-up give you pleasure, you will have a profitable experience.... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream of seeing your picture in a magazine, then this forecasts status and success.
If this is a tabloid magazine, then you are identifying with the drama of celebrities and the archetypes they represent. Consider whom you are reading about. See Newspaper and Celebrity.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of looking at clothes in a fashion magazine, signifies that you are working hard and not having a lot of fun lately.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Quest for knowledge, information.
3. Bettering oneself intellectually.
4. Feeling sales pressure. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Someone is taking advantage of one’s generosity.
3. Fear of death. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Domestic quarrels.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: A maggot usually stands for your own negative behavior; it might also be a sign that you are trying to change your behavior.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a fisherman was using maggots we would be referring to power and energy, but if someone else was using maggots, their use of nastiness might be in question.
2- Maggots can represent impurities in the bodv and the sense of being eaten up by something of having something within our body- such as an idea or feeling - that is alien to us and can therefore overtake and overcome us.
3- Maggots in dreams may reflect our own fears about death and illness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a fisherman was using maggots we would be referring to power and energy, but if someone else was using maggots, their use of nastiness might be in question. Consult the entry for death, dead people and ill / illness for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of maggots, you are in the process of coming out of a change that has taken place in the past.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see others practising this art, denotes profitable changes to all who have this dream.
To dream of seeing a magician, denotes much interesting travel to those concerned in the advancement of higher education, and profitable returns to the mercenary. Magic here should not be confounded with sorcery or spiritism.
If the reader so interprets, he may expect the opposite to what is here forecast to follow. True magic is the study of the higher truths of Nature. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Impressed with the skill of someone else.
3. A solution to a problem that in reality seems insoluble. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To the child mind in us all, growth from a cellular speck to becoming a person is pure magic. Magic also represents the power of unconscious sexuality and how it can be hurt, bewitched, or controlled. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- Psychologically, when there is magic in a dream it is to do with our ability to link with our deepest powers. They can be the powers of sexuality or the powers of control, or of power over our surroundings.
3- Magic has always had an appeal. This may well be due to the mystery that surrounds it, and the idea of something which is beyond our own understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The creative spark that unites the self to the ego, the masculine aspects to the feminine, etc.
Black magic: Using manipulation and exploitation to obtain your goals.... The Language of Dreams
The ultimate result, fortunate or otherwise, will depend upon the details of your dream, but as a rule, the result will be beneficial. But the unexpected happening may mean the loss of a friend, or some event that appears at the time to be unfortunate.... Mystic Dream Book
To dream of being mystified and/or amused by a magician indicates a reunion with a long-lost friend or the rekindling of a past love affair.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The person performing a magic trick in your dream will yield some important distinctions for your interpretation.
If it is you, there may be a need to hide your true motivations.
If it is someone else, you may be being deceived by a particular choice you are making in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For example, you may sense that someone doesn’t like you or wishes you harm; in your dreams, this person may appear as a witch or evil sorcerer.
If you are using magic in your dream to make something happen, this is pure wish- fulfillment. On the other hand, depending on whether or not you feel empowered or afraid in the dream, it can suggest that you are capable of controlling the situation you are in by utilizing your intuition.
If you had a dream in which you were standing in a magic circle, this is a symbol of protection against evil forces.
If you are using a wand or watching a witch or wizard use a wand, it is probable that the wand is a phallic symbol and conductor of energy.
Pentagrams and hexagrams are symbols of defense against outside forces and a broomstick’s significance may lie in its phallic shape, as well as in its ability to help a rider take flight. Cauldrons can denote both the womb and the mystical powers of regeneration. A hex wards off evil and spells symbolize your deepest desires or fears, depending on the nature of the spell being cast. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of seeing a magician you can expect some travel in the near future.
To see others performing this art shows the dreamer will have many profitable changes taking place in his or her life.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A magician represents the integrated whole and the individuality of the dreamer— that’s the reason why the magician in the Tarot was assigned the number One. This integration and uniqueness is what makes him magical.
The message here might be that the dreamer ought to concentrate on his “magical powers” and know that they contribute to success on his life path. But no personal magic will make itself known unless the dreamer chooses to pursue his own path.
If he doesn’t do that, everything will seem jinxed. He will not get ahead and a multitude of obstacles will get in his way. On the other hand, this dream symbol may also point out that too much emphasis is being put on the individual at the expense of the collective. See Witch.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The figure of a magician appearing in a dream signifies the arrival of a wise guardian and counsellor, whether that is from an internal perspective or in everyday life. You might also like to consult the entries for mystic, witch and wizard.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If negative, dreams about magic warn against using deception and lies to get your way, or you will suffer severe setbacks.... My Dream Interpretation
To learn about sorcery, or black magic, or about similar arts in a dream means innovation and heedlessness.
(Also Magician; Sorcery; Spit out)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Either you overestimate your skills, believing you can perform magic, or you are hoping that magically you will get out of a difficult situation. Are you trying a bit of trickery?... Dreamers Dictionary
If he uses an apple in his illusion in the dream, it means that he will seduce his own son.
If he uses a butterfly in his performance in the dream, it means that he will rape his own wife.
(Also see Magic arts; Sorcery; Spit out)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A magician is a symbol of fraud and deception, Acts. 13:10 ... Christian Dream Symbols
The dream may also indicate that you are attempting to persuade yourself or others of a false truth.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If pulling a rabbit out of a hat, you will need an ingenious idea to get yourself out of a situation, but you can do it.... The Dream Books Symbols
The magician is one of the primary archetypes that make up the human condition. Magicians represent the part of us that can use magic, divine power, and the forces of will to create anything we desire. However, there is a large distinction between this as an archetypal figure and the popularized image of a stage magician engaged in the act of entertainment.
The modern-day entertainer in the world of magic is an illusionist who presents us with the impossible. We know that there is a trick to what he or she is doing, yet we find ourselves awestruck nonetheless. This type of magician relates to the concept of manipulation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Capable of rendering a decision about something.
3. Authority ﬁgure. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- Whenever an authority figure appears in a dream, it is very often harking back to our relationship with our father, with the need to be told what to do, or perhaps to have somebody who is more powerful than we are take control within our lives. Since a magistrate imposes the laws of society, it is also to do with our willingness to submit to authority on behalf” of the Greater Good. Throughout life, we learn to belong to groups and to act in a way that is more in keeping with the needs of those groups.
2- Authority figures are part of our make up. It may well be that part of our being knows best what we should be doing, and our conscious, everyday working self is not operating in keeping with that inner authority.
3- Spiritual authority coupled with spiritual knowledge is often represented by a dream of a magistrate. It signifies the dreamer can be susceptible to both.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the dreamer faces the magistrate in a court of law as the defendant it is likely he or she will experience a loss of freedom and rights.
A woman who dreams she marries a magistrate will find herself judging between two choices in mates.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If convicted, fortune is against you.... Mystic Dream Book
A magistrate in dreams has sufficient authority to correct our misdemeanours.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A magistrate in everyday life imposes the laws of society for the good of the community in which we live.
A judgement must be made as to what is for the good of all. In dreams, this figure will perform the same function, generally guiding us towards more acceptable behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. One is sick of someone else. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A woman is probably luring you to ruin.
To a woman, this dream foretells that protection and wealth will be showered upon her.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. The ability to draw good things into one’s life.
3. The ability to draw bad things into one’s life.
4. One is already drawing good or bad things or inﬂuences into one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A woman may have much wealth and love showered on her as a result of this dream.
A magnet dream is usually a good one but again you need to place it within the framework of the whole dream to learn it’s true meaning, as it could also mean that you are capable of drawing evil influences into your life unless you heed the overall warning of your dream.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- The magnet has the ability to create a ‘field’ round itself, a field of magnetic energy. Often the magnet appearing in a dream alerts us to the intrinsic power that we have, which is inert until such times as it is activated bv situations around us.
3- A magnet will suggest a degree of charisma within the dreamer which can be used in various wavs. depending upon the dreamer’s inclinations.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Something that draws or repels you. In magnetism, opposite polarities attract, while things too similar repel. So, if the magnet repels something, it can reveal a characteristic in yourself that you see in others and do not like.... The Language of Dreams
A magnet might describe a character who is successful in magnetizing good fortune.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For a woman to see a magnet in a dream presages a securea sheltered existence with a thoughtful husband who supplies all her needs.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreaming of pulling people or objects toward you: you are about to lose something expensive, or you will lose or alienate someone you love. Being pulled by a magnet: you are about to “lose your heart” to someone.
Depth Psychology: The magnet is a sign of how charismatic you are, and how much sympathy you have for people. Do you attract people easily? Docs someone or something else draw you like a magnet?... Dreamers Dictionary
A woman may have much wealth and love showered on her as a result of this dream.
A magnet dream is usually a good one but again you need to place it within the framework of the whole dream to learn it’s true meaning, as it could also mean that you are capable of drawing evil influences into your life unless you heed the overall warning of your dream.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Items that get magnified out of proportion in a dream are meant for stressing a specific point. Anything overly large is something you likewise perceive as big to the point of overwhelming. Small items are those you consider more trivial (see Size).... The Language of Dreams
For a woman to think she owns one, foretells she will encourage the attention of persons who will ignore her later. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Look at something closer.
3. Don’t make things bigger than they are. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the glass you are using is a help to you in your dream it means that you will soon see your material wealth increase.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To be using a magnifying glass indicates that we should be making what we are looking at conscious. It needs to be made part of our everyday working life and we do have the power to create something out of the material that we have.
2- Where it strikes us that the magnifying glass itself and not what we are looking at is important, we arc recognising our own abilities, our own power within a situation.
3- Making Spirituality manifest would initially mean being more aware of our own actions. We need to examine ourselves minutely.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The magnifying glass is usually a warning about making too much of little things, believing that they are bigger than they really are. Don’t exaggerate so much. In other cases, it may indicate that you are not taking something seriously enough—look more closely.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the glass you are using is a help to you in your dream it means that you will soon see your material wealth increase.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To be using a magnifying glass indicates that we should be making what we are looking at conscious. It needs to be made part of our everyday working life and we do have the power to create something out of the material that we have.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is symbolic of the desire to investigate something at a deeper level.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The dreamer should guard well his conduct and speech after this dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Telling the wrong people secrets or proprietary information.
3. A dead magpie sends the message that excessive talk kills, or kills a relationship.
4. A caution to change one’s ways re talk. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a magpie speaks to someone in a dream, it means that he will receive news concerning a distant person. Catching a magpie in a dream means overcoming a corrupt and a perfidious person. Fighting with a magpie in a dream means engaging in a futile adventure and gaining nothing from it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The magpie is a thief; something is being taken from you, as in Burglar.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see a dead magpie in your dream indicates that gossip is causing defamation for someone.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see a dead magpie shows that careless talk can ruin, or kill, your marriage. Catching a magpie means that you will not be able to accomplish your present goals and is a warning to change them.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of a dead magpie foretells that nasty rumors will lead to the downfall of another.... My Dream Interpretation
New interests will soon console you.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2- Being mad in a dream represents the uncontrollable aspects of extreme emotion.
If we are conscious of being at odds with other people, and therefore considered to be mad, we are not integrating fully within society or the group to which we belong.
3- Madness can also be translated into feelings of Spiritual ecstasy.
The old saying ‘in the comforts of madness’ is appropriate here.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are the maid, then you will get bad news.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are a maid indicates that you need to clear up the clutter in your life. You may also need to nurture yourself and cleanse your emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of your own maid is a good omen if you actually have one; if not, it is a dream of contrary signifying financial reverses or loss of status.
For a woman to dream of being a maid is a sign that she can expect to regain lost social status.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If depending too much on others to satisfy your needs, get back to yourself and look after your own needs. Don’t be dependent. Also, need for a general clean-up of personal attitudes and everyday operation.... The Dream Books Symbols
2. Message from the unconscious.
3. In female dreamers, a male object of affection. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Mailman; Ostrich)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you feel energized and delighted at the mail or package, this means you are hopeful about news of fortuitous events.
If you are disappointed or anxious, then you are apprehensive about a decision. See Letter or E-mail.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The mail may also be a coded way of referring to issues with a “male” in your life.
If the mail is from someone you don’t know, then it suggests that your unconscious mind is trying to tell you something important.... My Dream Interpretation
It is now considered so slow that it is routinely referred to as “snail mail.” While our current perceptions of mail have changed, the essence of this symbol connects to the origins of mail and its impact on the world. Communication between two parties is symbolic of intellect and the inner process of deduction and decision-making.
The slow speed and back-and- forth nature of mail add the texture of anticipation. Putting a thought in writing connects to the permanence of a thought expressed. Mail in a dream could connect to communication that is slower than desired. Junk mail is akin to anxiety and the background chatter in the mind, where information like an important letter can get lost in a pile of unwanted catalogs.
A dream could connect to the need to ferret through the unimportant to find clarity. Since the majority of mail comprises bills to be paid, this might symbolize being put on notice for the price you will have to pay for some choice in life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are the mail carrier, it means you have been overcharged for something you recently bought.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The term “going postal” has become synonymous with violent outbursts connected with overwhelming stress.
If the dream has any dark or shadowy elements to it, you may want to explore the mail carrier as a character aspect of an undercurrent of violent feelings that are just waiting for an inciting incident to allow them to explode. What a mail carrier is delivering in a dream offers an important second layer of meaning. What new information is your unconscious trying to send you?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A postman bringing money: you are spending money on useless things. Seeing a package: you are about to receive a gift. Writing a postcard: you need to take care of an unpleasant matter.
Receiving a postcard: in a certain situation you are guided more by false hopes than reality. See Package.
Depth Psychology: Mail represents your attitudes, opinions, and thoughts that can influence others. See Letter.
A postcard can also refer to an irritating obligation that should be fulfilled as soon as possible.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. If box contains mail and the door or ﬂap is open, it indicates good news.
3. If door is closed, bad news. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the mailbox is full, then it indicates that you have not accepted these messages.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Person entering one’s life, possibly unwanted.
3. Anticipation and/or anxiety about future events. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Dromedary rider; Mail; Ostrich)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are a mailman indicates that your inner personality is conveying this information to you. Consider the contents of this package to determine further meaning.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are a mailman, suggests that a message is being channeled to you from your unconscious. Pay close attention to the message of this dream.... My Dream Interpretation
To recognize a state of reverence and majesty in a dream also means receiving guidance on the straight path, or repenting from one’s sins.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Christianity and dreams
According to traditional Christianity, the purpose of dreams is to improve communication with God; this can be shown by the constant references in the Bible to communication through the medium of dreams between man and God, man and the angels, and between man and his higher self. The moral standards of the dreamer may be reflected in the clarity and degree of quality of their dreams.
Hinduism and dreams
Hindu dream interpretation puts great importance on individual dream images, and relates them to gods and demons. This belief that dream symbols may be universal as well as individual is similar to the more modern ideas put forward by Carl Jung in his theory of the ’collective unconscious’.
Islam and dreams
Dreams, according to Muslim scholars, are of three types. The first of these are sound dreams that are indicative of glad tidings. These can include premonitions of the future. A second type of dream is said to be evil and the result of Satanic whisperings or inspirations. A third type of dream can be termed as ’idle dreams’, and they are the result of eating unpalatable foods, the over-exercise of one’s imaginations, or experiences in life which might also be reflected in one’s dreams.
Judaism and dreams
Dreams have long been considered a legitimate form of divine revelation in Jewish mysticism and throughout Jewish history—from Hagar, Joseph and King Solomon to Sigmund Freud and beyond— Jews have honored their dreams and searched for their deeper meanings. Judaism takes dreams very seriously. In the Bible, we read of the dreams of the great people of Israel: Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and many of the prophets. Judaism is of the opinion that all prophecy, except for the prophecy of Moses, was transmitted to the prophets when they were in a dreamlike, almost catatonic, trance. The Talmud places heavy emphasis on the interpretation of the dream as the key to its fulfillment.
If a seemingly bad or frightening dream is interpreted positively, no ill effects from that dream will ever actually occur.
Other traditions and dreams
Oriental traditions concerning dreams are comparative and philosophical; the dreamer’s state of mind is thought to be of more importance than the predictive power of the dreams themselves.
Ancient Chinese philosophy holds that the soul is separated from the body whilst dreaming and that several levels of consciousness exist; the dreamer’s horoscope, time of year, and the individual’s physical condition are all taken into consideration when interpreting dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- Make-up normally indicates our ability to change the impression we make on others.
If we are making ourselves up it can very often indicate a happy occasion. We need to put on a facade for people we may even need to put on a facade for ourselves - so that we feel better about our own self- image.
If we are making someone else up, then often we arc helping them to create a false or perhaps better impression.
2- To be dealing with make-up means that we have a choice as to the sort of person we want to be. We can choose our outward appearance and can create an impression that perhaps is different from the one we naturally make use of.
3- Spiritually we must be aware of the way we arc ‘made-up’ (constructed) and must be conscious of the facade we present to other people and whether it differs greatly from the person we feel ourselves to be.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To make-up, in the sense of bringing about a reconciliation, in our dreams suggests that we need to allow positive emotion to flow more fully.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are making ourselves up it can very often indicate a happy occasion. We need to put on a facade for people – we may even need to put on a facade for ourselves – so that we feel better about our own self-image.
If we are making someone else up, then often we are helping them to create a false – or perhaps better – impression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
• Positive: As a woman, dreaming of wearing beautiful make-up speaks of reflecting the beauty on the outside that you already have on the inside.
• Make-up is also clearly a feminine thing and if you are not one to wear makeup and dream that you are, the Lord is trying to tell you that it is time to let out some of your femininity.
• If you dream that you are wearing make-up that you do not usually wear, then the Lord is saying that it is time to change the way that you present yourself to the world.
Negative: Stripped • If you dream that your make-up has been removed, it means that you have lost your self-confidence and have given up trying to present yourself correctly.
• It means that you, as a woman are feeling stripped and bare.
• As a Man • If you are a man and dream you are putting on make-up then clearly the Lord is saying that you are trying to be something that you are not! That your representation of yourself is too feminine.
• It could also be a warning dream to say that you have rejected your masculinity and that it is time to embrace it again.
• Fussing Over Make-up • If you dream that you keep trying to apply your make-up correctly but that you cannot this is also negative.
If you are getting stressed in the dream and • running out of time, the Lord is telling you that you are too worried with externals.
• He is saying that you are making too much of a fuss with what people see on the outside and about ‘getting things right’ than simply shining out from the beauty within.
See also: Dress, Hair.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
If you are a woman and you were pleased with your make-up in your dream, your unconscious may be signaling your waking confidence about your appearance. The opposite is true if you disliked your dream make-up. We wear make-up for many reasons to enhance our appearance, to disguise spots and to attract other people.
If you are applying make-up in your dream, what are you trying to hide from others or yourself? If you are painting yourself with body paint in your dream, this is more intimate than wearing a disguise and may relate to your most intimate feelings; the color you are using will be significant.
Your dream may also have focused on one aspect of your face—your lips, for instance.
If so, what are you trying to say in waking life? In Freudian terms, lipstick suggests passionate sexuality, particularly if the dream features a long stick of lipstick caressing lips that represent female genitalia. A woman dreaming of using lipstick signals a desire to attract the attention of a potential lover, but for a man to dream of using lipstick indicates that he might adopt a more feminine approach to a problem in his waking life, perhaps by trusting his instincts more.
If the lipstick appears to be smearing, this may suggest a fear of sexuality or sexual violence. Whether you are a man or woman, if the dream scenario portrayed you as anxiously trying to cover spots and blemishes, are you trying to present a different face to others in waking life?
If you have a suntan in your dream, or are applying suntan cream, your dream may be warning you that you are at risk of getting burned in waking life, or that you are paying too much attention to your appearance. Decorating your body with a tattoo has a similar meaning to body paint, but the important difference is whether or not the tattoo is permanent or temporary.
If the tattoo was temporary, do you need to pay more attention to your image? If the tattoo was a name or a symbol, the reference may not be to the image but to your desire to create a permanent memory in waking life.
If you are having a tattoo removed in your dream, you need to accept that some things in life are difficult and painful to move away from. And what motif is your tattoo in the dream and for which part of the body was it destined? The symbolism of both motif and body part will be significant.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that they put too much makeup on you, this signifies that you are putting more emphasis on beauty and outside appearances rather than what is on the inside.... My Dream Interpretation
3. Exercising imagination. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Blushing; Kohl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(See Blush.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are wearing makeup: you want people to think you are better than you really arc, but you are only deceiving yourself. See Powder, Wig.
Depth Psychology: The best motto always is to live the “unvarnished truth.” Do you want to hide something? Are you easily deceived by what people “seem” to be, by people whose intentions are not honest? These are questions that only you can answer. See Mask.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the makeup is very exaggerated (garish and artificial colors), the dream also indicates that you try to draw attention ostentatiously, and may be living beyond your means. (See MASK) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
At the opposite extreme, the dreamer may feel that putting on makeup is putting on one’s best face, presenting oneself in all one’s glory and accomplishments.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the makeup bag was full of junk or yucky old products in your dream, you need to stop worrying so much. As soon as you learn to reduce your anxiety, good things will come into your life.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Man)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a man sees himself without a male organ in a dream, it means that he will lose a son who will either die or travel away from his father, and who will leave no tracks of his whereabouts. It also could mean that he will have no more children.
If a sick person sees himself without a male organ in a dream, it means that he will die from his illness. Ifhe is a king or a governor, it means that he will be deposed. Having two male organs in a dream means that one will beget two sons. Castration in a dream means that one will bear no more daughters.
If a pregnant woman sees herself having a male organ in a dream, it means that she will beget a son. Ifshe never had children before, it means that she is barren.
If one is circumcised in a dream, it means that he will fulfil his religious covenant, or pay a debt.
A pubic area which is excessively hairy in a dream represents an insolent person. Feeding one’s sexual organ in a dream means dying an ugly death.
If one’s male organ turns into a female organ in a dream, it means that he has lost his virility, or that he will become submissive. Ifone sees himselftouching his wife’s sexual organ which then turns into a male organ in a dream, it means that she may undergo an operation in relation to abnormal sexual trend.
A male organ in a dream also represents a craftsman’s tools. Playing with one’s male organ in a dream means that one does not shy from God’s presence and that of His angels, or that he has forgotten about proper conduct or common moral standards, or ifhe is a learned person, it means that he will forget what he has learned.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Viewing a naked man whom you actually know in waking life hints that someone you know is going to reveal all to you - perhaps more than you want to hear.
If you’re a woman dreaming of making love to a man, there is a guy out there who would like very much to get closer to you.
If you are a straight man dreaming of being in bed with another man, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re changing your sexual preference, but it does mean that you could very soon find yourself doing something that you’re not normally inclined to do.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A cigar or cigarette can symbolize a penis; even Freud admitted that his passion for cigar smoking was a substitute for masturbation, although he did once joke that a cigar is sometimes just a cigar. Cars can represent the penis—especially if the car has a powerful, thrusting motor. A weathercock in a woman’s dream is thought to be an especially powerful sexual symbol.
Darts, fingers, snakes, guns, hammers, screwdrivers, horns, icicles, javelins, spheres, engines, lorries and poles are all phallic symbols, as are spires and towers standing tall.
Quills and pens are obvious Freudian symbols, especially if they are dipped in ink. Jungians suggest that the quill can represent the archetype of the animus, the male aspect of the female psyche. Cell phones can be interpreted as phallic dream symbols as they often take the place of a loved one and can evoke sexual yearning or stand for the act of masturbation. The image may also represent frustrating attempts at sexual intimacy.
Drinking from a cup, glass or horn can represent oral sex with a woman. Socks or other items of clothing which fit the body part snugly are often interpreted as symbols of female genitalia; such items may stand for the act of intercourse if they are being put on or off. Gloves and shoes are other common images of this type. Shoes can also suggest authority and sexual domination.... The Element Encyclopedia
If this isn’t the case, the malfunction could be a symbol for an aspect of yourself that isn’t working properly. A car, for example, could symbolize your energy or drive, and, if it breaks down, your lack of it. Are you in danger of running out of control? If a fuse blows in your dream, are you about to explode with frustration over someone or something?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of persons maliciously using you, an enemy in friendly garb is working you harm. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you hold malice in your heart for another person this shows that you have a need to control your temper before you lose friends or loved ones.
If you dream of a malicious person and the malice is not directed to you then you will receive unexpected financial help.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If he smiles in the dream, it means that one will be saved from imprisonment.
If a sick person sees such a dream, it means that he may die shortly.
If one becomes the archangel Malik, or eats something sweet from his hand in a dream, it denotes that one is a true follower on the path of God Almighty and His Prophet, upon whom be peace. It also means that one loves his brethren on the path. It also means that one will be honored, gain power, abstain from sin or from any act of disobeying God’s commands, and he will become free from hypocrisy and heedlessness. It also could mean that one is guided and that he loves God’s religion. Eating something that is given by Malik in a dream also means abstinence and repentance from sin, or it could mean submitting to guidance after having gone astray. Ifone sees the archangel Malik walking toward him in a dream, it means peace and safety from hell-fire. It also means salvation and restoration of one’s faith. However, if he sees the archangel Malik walking away from him and showing displeasure in the dream, it means that one will commit an act that will deliver him into the blaze of hell-fire.
(Also see Hell-fire)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Desire to meet and possibly ﬂirt with others.
3. Need to make decisions, especially ﬁnancial ones. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The mall is also represents that you covet and the desire to acquire what your peers own.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream that you are lost in a shopping mall, you don’t know where to turn for support with a certain problem.
To dream that you are shopping for food and groceries symbolizes your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others.... My Dream Interpretation
A mall is a location that offers a variety of retail establishments, so on one hand it represents your access to a certain form of abundance, prosperity, and freedom. On the other hand, it has a connotation of a lack of sophistication that must be taken into consideration when interpreting a dream that takes place there. There are many choices at a mall, and this is a strong element of the symbolic meaning associated with such a location.
If your dream takes place at a mall, you are exploring your consciousness of choices that you have about abundance and prosperity in your life, but the ideas being expressed may be more connected to the social pressures to experience wealth in a very particular way that is not necessarily aligned with abundance as a spiritual principle.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If it is a lively marketplace, it means public contact, commerce, nervousness, chaos.
An empty marketplace points to loneliness. Possibly, it is also a mirror of your inner, personal relationships, or your particular awareness of the world around you.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Duck! Danger coming in. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Symbol of hard work or problems to be dealt with.
3. Sexual symbol. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see a mallet (doing nothing) shows that you will be treated badly while in ill health.
To swing a mallet yourself shows domestic disharmony.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
For something like a hammer (See Hammer) or a mallet to appear in a dream indicates that we may be using undue force or power to achieve a certain outcome.
The mallet is also the directing will, and to have such an item in a dream indicates that we may be attempting to make things happen in a way that is not necessarily appropriate for that particular situation.
A mallet suggests a form of spiritual power and energy. However, because of the symbolic qualities of the mallet, we need to be aware of how the power and energy is being channelled.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see a mallet (doing nothing) shows that you will be treated badly while in ill health.
To swing a mallet yourself shows domestic disharmony.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A mallet is a hammer for a particular purpose, and in dreams will suggest that we choose tools that are right for our task. Also consult the entry for hammer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of taking malted drinks, denotes that you will interest yourself in some dangerous affair, but will reap much benefit therefrom.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A mammogram is a symbol of breast health and making sure that all is well in this area, like getting an inside view of how you are aligned with these principles in your life.
(See Breasts.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If he is misshapen and sour-visaged, you will meet disappointments and many perplexities will involve you.
For a woman to dream of a handsome man, she is likely to have distinction offered her.
If he is ugly, she will experience trouble through some one whom she considers a friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If he takes something valuable or cherished from the person having the dream, it means the opposite, and one will receive from such a man what he wishes for in wakefulness. Ifhe takes a shirt or a rope in the dream, it means that he will accept a promise from the person seeing the dream.
If he takes a child away from him, it means enmity between the two. As explained under ‘Human being’ p. 217, seeing the children ofAdam in a dream is an exalted thing in general. Each category of people conveys a different interpretation.
The category of rulers and judges in a dream means courts.
The category of government authorities represents fear. Soldiers mean travels. Craftsmen in a dream mean profits, or they could represent their respective trades. Women in a dream signify temptation, while pious people represent devotion.
(Also see Human beingrMankind)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The men in your dream may include family members or total strangers. You may dream about your father, son, husband, or friend and should interpret the dream according to its details.
A man, particularly the father figure, may represent collective consciousness and the traditional human spirit. He is the Yang and his energy, when mobilized, creates the earthly realities. Depending on the details of the dream, the masculine figure could be interpreted as the Creator or Destroyer. At times, women dream about men that are strangers to them. These men may represent the women’s unconscious psychic energy. Carl Jung called the stranger in a woman’s dream the “animus.” He represents autonomous, unconscious energy and he plays a vital role in obtaining a deeper understanding of self. At times, a strange and ominous man in men’s dreams could represent their “shadow” or their negativity and darker sides of personality. See also: People, Woman... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The T walking down the steps is the active, fairly adventurous person Bernard sees himself as; the man following—a fnend—is a man Bernard knows who has sexual difficulties, and represents Bernard’s own sexual hesitations; the psychiatrist is Bernard’s therapeutic skill used in his own life, the male client is Bernard’s difficult feelings when dealing with groups of peo- pie—the public—which he is trying to expose’ or get to know and transform.
Generally, a man depicts an aspect of self—even in a woman’s dream—depending on the activity and character of the man in the dream. Any indication whatsoever in the dream gives a clue to what aspect of self. In the example, the character of the friend, the role of the psychiatrist and the feelings of the client indicate which aspects of Bernard s character are being dealt with. Therefore a man trying to rape a woman would be her fears about sex; a homosexual would depict those feelings; a businessman, one’s work or business abilities; a loving man, one’s feelings about love, and so on.
Older man: father or one’s accumulated experience and wisdom; perhaps even wisdom from the unconscious if man is white haired or holy. Wild, ape, half animal man: urges which have not yet been integrated and socialised, usually pertaining to sexuality in today’s social attitudes or natural social feelings at odds with present attitudes.
Man in woman’s dream: in general, a woman’s ability to question conventional behaviour and social habits; her strength to look with insight into her own life and change it thereby—but not her feeling values, emotions and intuitions, her creative or business ability in the world, and power to be competitive and challenging, her defence against just knowing’ out of the power of her emotions and inbuilt prejudices. Man she knows or loves: feelings, worries about relationship. Dreaming the man is looking at other women or leaving is usually fears about same. Two men: might be a triangle.
Idioms: man to man; be a man; front man; hit man; make a man of; odd man out; right hand man. See family; woman; and other entries pertaining to particular roles or age. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A strange man in a man’s dream always means his own unknown side, the shadow.
An older man represents the father figure in dreams of men as well as women, or he may represent the dreamer himself.
A naked man means openness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A fat man in a woman’s dream: a certain man is worshiping the ground you walk on. Seeing a young man; discomfort and stress in the near future. Men seeing a man without a head: you are acting without thinking and need to change that quickly. Women dreaming about men means they have secret sexual desires.
A man dreaming about women means he is in conflict with himself—it is time for some soul-searching.
Depth Psychology: In women’s dreams a man usually stands for her secret, erotic, and sexual desires. In men’s dreams, a woman stands for how he sees and judges himself.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the man is known to you, then this dream may be focusing on how you perceive the particular man.
If you are a woman and dream that you are in the arms of a man, this implies that you are acknowledging your masculine traits. Perhaps you are longing to have a meaningful partnership and this is the type of man you desire.
To see an old man in your dream symbolizes intelligence and the ability to offer absolution to those you have transgressed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of a man you know, then consider the qualities he represents and who he means to you. See Husband, Father, Brother and King.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A man in a dream can identify the shadow for a man, and the animus for a woman.
An older man (if the man is white-haired or holy) can represent the innate wisdom we all have. Such a person can also signify the father in dreams. When a large man appears in our dreams we are usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection that our basic beliefs give us.
A man in a woman’s dream signifies the more logical side of her nature. She has, or can develop, all the aspects of the masculine that enable her to function with success in the external world.
If the man is one she knows or loves she may be trying to understand her relationship with him.
An unknown man is generally that part of the dreamer’s personality that is not recognized. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the man in your dream is known to you, then the dream may reflect your feelings, hopes or concerns about him.
If you dream of being embraced by a man you don’t done, this suggests that you are accepting and welcoming the stronger, more assertive side of your personality . It may also highlight your desires to be in a relationship and your image of the ideal man.
To see an old man in your dream, represe