If your dream featured a cedar, could this be a reference to Lebanon (just as a maple might be a reference to Canada)?
Perhaps you associate it with the precious furniture of the Middle East, or is it a reference to the Bible, in which it was often mentioned?
Common in graveyards, the cypress or false cypress is a symbol of the inevitability of death, but also conjures up the hope of rebirth and new beginnings.
Strongly associated with Christmas, the fir or spruce is linked to the birth of Jesus. The image in a dream may express strong positive or negative feelings about family occasions.
Traditionally associated with Christmas, holly is a dream symbol of family festivity and joy, mingled with pain.
If you dream of this fast-growing conifer, is someone trying to erect a boundary between you and them in waking life? Or perhaps you are undecided about something and are ’hedging your bets’?
If you dream of pine trees, are you pining for someone or something in waking life? A pine cone, depending on the context of your dream, may also symbolize masculine virility or feminine fecundity.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is a free presentiment of prosperity to all classes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Evergreens are a symbol of true and steady relationships—either you are looking for one or you have one already. Also, your faith in yourself is either strong or will be strengthened.... Dreamers Dictionary
Evergreen plants, such as pine trees, traditionally represent immortality because they do not shed their leaves, even in the dead of winter. They also symbolize hope in the midst of despair for the same reason. Because of their association with Christmas, evergreens also symbolize gift-giving.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2- To be walking in woods of evergreen trees indicates a need for peace and tranquillity.
3- Evergreens because of their ability to survive any conditions signify everlasting life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
(Also see Garment)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Growth, health, and rejuvenation as the color most strongly associated with the season of spring. Take care, however, that growth is always tempered with conscientious pruning to yield more fruit.
A need to emphasize, or reconnect with, the natural world regularly in your life.
A manifestation of jealousy or spite (e.g., the “green-eyed monster’).
Feeling that it is the right time to move ahead with your plans (e.g., “getting a green light”).
Moldy, rotting green represents the things you’ve neglected in your life.
If a light green color is dreamt of in a stone, this symbolizes having strong faith and godly devotion.... The Language of Dreams
Color Therapy: Green is growth, connection to nanire, and innocence. Dark green calls up a negative attitude toward life, exhaustion, breathing difficulties, tension, sleep disorders, troubles, cancer, and paranoia.
Depth Psychology: Green relaxes, refreshes, is friendly, represents nature, hope, vitality, self-confidence, and contentment.... Dreamers Dictionary
The Earth. Money.
A journey. Good news. Astrological parallel: Taurus... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
It is a lucky omen in dreams.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream that this color appears in the middle of a desert scenery, it signifies that you are going through a period of unproductivity, but that you will soon leave this period. However, an excess of green evidences that you get carried away by your instincts.
If you are in the middle of some sort of resolution, the presence of this color advises you to wait until things mellow.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This symbol can also indicate that a project or idea has been given the “green light” to proceed.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If green appears in your dream, are you experiencing new growth? On the positive side, green is linked to feelings of calm and hope, but on the negative side it is associated with jealousy. Green is the color displayed by growing and healthy vegetation and foliage, and it quite clearly indicates natural growth or the mental relaxation gained from being close to nature. So if you were surrounded by lush green vegetation in your dream, could your unconscious have been urging you to pay more attention to the environment around you, or to become more environmentally friendly?
Consider, too, the other associations that are often made with this color; could your unconscious be telling you that your approach is naïve, immature or green? Could you do with an injection of freshness and hope in your life? Or have you become a victim of the green-eyed monster: jealousy?
If darker shades of green appear in relation to a certain person, is it because you are jealous or envious of them or something of theirs? Dark green also tends to indicate cheating, deceit and selfishness. Muddier shades of dark green sometimes point to envy and greed, as well as a stubborn or self- opinionated attitude. Alternatively, have you been given the green light to go ahead with some business or family venture? A green field could indicate inner feelings of calm. Green fruits may suggest that a current project is not quite ripe and that patience is needed until the time is right to begin. Green vegetables could also be associated with the idea of personal health or growth. Green eyes have traditionally been linked to feelings of jealousy. Were the eyes your own or someone else’s? A green path may be linked to a physical or emotional journey.
Lighter shades of green tending towards blue represent healing. This color is also representative of money. Keywords: positive change, growth, healing, vitality, serenity, money, wealth and jealousy.... The Element Encyclopedia
4. A new experience or fear of new experiences.
5. One feels at home in a healthy outdoor environment.
6. “Green light” to go ahead on some project.
7. Someone is feeling “green with envy” at the achievements of someone else. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The vegetable in dreams has a positive meaning, since it announces success in negotiations and satisfaction in love. It also provides the accomplishment of the most hidden desires, in general, the end of some type of badness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. One is too controlling. ... New American Dream Dictionary
See also Fo- liage, Plants, Odor, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A good deal depends on the Ferns and Flowers seen.... Mystic Dream Book
If you succeed in killing it, you will finally overcome obstacles.
To see a dead reptile come to life, denotes that disputes and disagreements, which were thought to be settled, will be renewed and pushed with bitter animosity.
To handle them without harm to yourself, foretells that you will be oppressed by the ill humor and bitterness of friends, but you will succeed in restoring pleasant relations.
For a young woman to see various kinds of reptiles, she will have many conflicting troubles. Her lover will develop fancies for others.
If she is bitten by any of them, she will be superseded by a rival. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A feeling that someone near does not have good intentions.
3. Subconscious hopes and fears, a vision for a better life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream you are safely handling a reptile symbolizes your permissiveness in the face of sarcasm and demeaning jokes from your friends. It further suggests that this bitter breakdown will lead to subsequent renewal of friendship.
To dream that you are bitten by a reptile signifies the emotional depression and anguish from losing your beloved to a rival.
To dream that a dead reptile comes back to life symbolizes an old problem whose resolution turned out to be temporary, but later became the solution.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If a reptile features in your dreams, you are connecting to this fundamental element of life. There may be additional meaning associated with the specific animal that is present, but certainly the universal meaning of basic instincts is at play when a reptile appears in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
1- Reptiles in dreams link with our basic and instinctive reactions and responses. WTien there is a basic urge such as a need for food, sex, etc. - we sometimes cannot face it full on, but will symbolise it as a reptile.
2- When there is a need to understand why we do things, we first need to control our basic drives. Many reptilian dreams arc about control or management. Control of a crocodile would suggest some fear of an aggressive nature. Feeding a lizard or stroking a snake can be very simply interpreted.
3- With understanding of the basic urges and the way to manage them we can create a firm foundation. From there we can progress spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts, usually recognized as being destructive and alien, is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. We may have no control over these instincts, and could, therefore, be easily ‘devoured’ by them. We learn to understand deceitful behaviour. Though we are afraid of death or the death process, we recognize that we must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see one snake denotes arguments. Two snakes warn that two friends or associates may deceive the dreamer. Various kinds and numbers of reptiles, convicting obstacles. Reptiles, especially the snake, are representative of the male reproductive organ. So it is argued that the snake in a dream is indicative of a man and his power.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
He suggested that this was due to their cold-blooded nature and their early evolution on earth. Dreams that feature creatures of the sea are therefore indicators of deep-rooted instincts, fears and anxieties that have not been fully uncovered in waking life. Jungians think that fish symbolize a spiritual quest or seeking, whilst other dream interpreters claim that fish symbolize abundance and fertility. Fish are sometimes also recognized as a symbol for Christ and Christianity. Given all these possible interpretations, it is worth focusing on the condition and appearance of the fish and other sea life in your dreams so that you can discover the personal meaning they hold for you.
There are a number of possible interpretations for dreams that feature reptiles and amphibians but in general they suggest danger, energy and the powers of healing and transcendence.
If you are scrupulous in remembering the kind of behavior displayed by the creature in your dream, it should help you identify which feeling or emotion is applicable to your current situation. As with all dream interpretations, when it comes to underwater dreams that feature fish, reptiles and amphibians, it is also important to consider whether your unconscious is using word-play to get its message across.
Creatures of the Deep... The Element Encyclopedia
Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an independent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.
The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous system. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.
If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to consciousness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.
Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from childhood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.
Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.
The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleeting thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its unconscious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; awareness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and processes. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s pleasure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.
Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).
For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After discussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.
The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.
So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usually the life process.
If we think of a person’s life from conception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.
The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intestinal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.
Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the unclean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis.
It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is struggling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.
A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against ourselves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.
A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure integrated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercules’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming conscious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences