Seeing A Green Reptile In Dream | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Green Reptile Dreamm

Animal / Reptile / Insect

Animals in dreams are generally associated with behavioral patterns or your natural instincts, the beast within. Being bitten or attacked by an animal may suggest feeling hunted, vulnerable or doubting your own strength. Cats, dogs and horses are the most common dream images. Snakes are the most common dream reptile. They can be symbols of trouble or male sexuality but they can also represent the afterlife or the potential for transcending a difficult situation. Birds are a universal symbol of spirituality. Spiders are the most common dream creepy-crawly, and they can have a wide range of meanings ranging from being industrious or helpful, to provoking irrational or hidden fears and phobias.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Cicadas, Big, Green

big emotional issue becoming known. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Cold-blooded Animals Or Reptiles

The unfeeling, cold, almost inhuman element in some human instincts is often suggested by cold-blooded animals or reptiles. See also REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Conifers And Evergreens

As symbols of eternal life, conifers and evergreens suggest a vigorous, healthy approach to life but they can also express a warning to be cautious and conserve your energy.

Cedar
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?

Cypress
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.

Fir/Spruce
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.

Holly
Traditionally associated with Christmas, holly is a dream symbol of family festivity and joy, mingled with pain.

Leylandii
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’?

Pine
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

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Donning Green Clothes

A pleasant dream for both the living and dead since green is the colour of the people of Jannah.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Emerald Green

Wizard of Oz programming. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Evergreen

This dream denotes boundless resources of wealth, happiness and learning.

It is a free presentiment of prosperity to all classes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Evergreen

Figurative of a christian, because it is invariable; see “green”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Evergreen

(Cypress; Pine) In a dream, an evergreen tree represents a beautiful woman or a man whose words do not conform to his actions, or it could mean a journey, children, longevity or a generous son.

(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Evergreen

Vision: Dreaming about an evergreen means you are enjoying a very faithful friendship; but take care of it if you want it to last. Picking evergreen boughs and making a wTeath: you will find a faithful friend.

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

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Evergreen

Dreams of an evergreen symbolize that which is constant, forever, eternal, and everlasting, as in unconditional love. Perhaps your subconscious mind is giving you the message to appreciate and not take for granted the wonderful aspects of your life that are always there. See Tree.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Evergreen

(plant)

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

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Evergreen Oak Tree

(See Oak tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Evergreen Tree

(See Camphor)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Evergreens

1- Dreaming of evergreen trees can represent the need for vitality and freshness, for youth and vigour and sometimes for cleansing.

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

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Evergreens

Evergreen trees such as spruce, cedar, and pines signify eternity and immortality. They express everlasting qualities. In your dream, these trees may comment on the longevity of a relationship.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Ariadne's Book of Dream

Evergreens

Money will come to you easily if you dream of evergreen trees or bushes of any kind.... The Complete Dream Book

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The Complete Dream Book

Evergreens

A very fortunate omen for both personal and* business affairs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Evergreens Or Bushes And Trees In Full Leaf

One of the most fortunate of all dreams, for it tells of deep and lasting success, not only in business matters, but also in love affairs.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

Garden Greens

(See Garden herbs; Lentil; Sprout)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Green

Spiritual peace, prosperity, life, service... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Green

(Fertile; Good harvest; Longevity; Paradise; Youth) Wearing a green garment in a dream is a sign of piety, religious attendance, assiduity and devotion. Green silky garments are the robes of the dwellers of paradise. Seeing a departed person wearing a green raiment in a dream means that he or she are living in a good state and reaping the benefits of their deeds in the world. It could also mean inheriting the deceased person. As for the deceased person himself, it could also mean that he has left this world in a state of martyrdom. All green garments in a dream represent benefits. Green in a dream is also interpreted to mean submission to God’s will.

(Also see Garment)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Green

Potential for growth; healing or positive change. Often found in dreams about heaven. Dark greens: evil intentions; growth of negative attitudes; sickness; envy; jealousy. Idioms: green fingers; green light; green, meaning naive. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Green

See colours. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Green

Color of nature. Something is growing out of a state of immaturity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

Green

See Colors.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Green

(see Color)

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

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Green

Green brings the qualities of healing into a dream. It may also represent nature’s harmony. As it is the color of American money, the color green may represent wealth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Green

Green has always stood for vegetation, nature, and growing (deep green in astrology relates to Taurus, ruled by Venus). Green reminds us of spring; only a “poison” green is ugly. When the green color in the dream is stark, it refers to overwhelming emotions (is hope all you have in your life?). Green is the color of sensitivity. Dreaming about this color frequently means that we need to pay attention to a more natural lifestyle.

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

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Green

To dream of green represents beneficial change, positive well-being, maturity, productivity, healing, hope, and peace. Green also represents your desire to earn respect and to gain your freedom. Money, prosperity, and envy are also represented by this color. Dark green represents consumerism, greed, dishonesty, deception, and selfishness. You should find common ground between your masculine and feminine sides.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Green

A dream that features a significant amount of the color green represents good health, nature, healing, positive change, new beginnings and springtime. Green can also represent money, envy and naiveté. Consider the feeling tone to discern the significance of this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Green

The colour of nature and of plant life. It signifies balance and harmony.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Green

Peace. Tranquillity.

The Earth. Money.

A journey. Good news. Astrological parallel: Taurus... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Green

Green is the color of health and good fortune.

It is a lucky omen in dreams.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

Green

See Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Green

Growth, healing, expansiveness, creativity. See Color.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

Green

It is the color of vegetation, calmness, relaxation, and toning. It symbolizes life, hope, and immortality, although it also can indicate poison or unexpected dangers when associated with the jungle. Green represents irrational instinct.

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

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Green

Green means go. Green is the color of the heart center, which can be confusing due to the representation of the heart as red, made especially prominent in Western culture with Valentine’s Day. However, green is the central color of the spectrum, and the heart is considered the center of both our physical and emotional bodies. This connects the color green to love, healing, and all matters of the heart. It may be easier to understand the meaning of this color if you consider the earth and Mother Nature’s love affair with the color green. Keeping with traffic-signal analogies, if you go when the light is green, that is like following your heart’s desire to move forward. When the heart is soured by hurt, green can turn into the menace of envy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Green

Green is widely considered to be the color of healing and prosperity. Money is green in the United States, and plants and herbs are the lifegiving color of green.

This symbol can also indicate that a project or idea has been given the “green light” to proceed.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Green

Green is the color of nature. It is also the color of other forms of growth and flourishing development.

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

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Green (color)

1. Virginity.

2. Birth.

3. Dissatisfaction.

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

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Green Bmw

Past emotions quickly coming to the surface.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Green Fields

(See Crop)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Green Fruit

If green fruit is seen, it suggests wealth which will be of no benefit to the observer.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Green Gages

To dream of eating these plums denotes trouble and grief (Raphael). This bit of interpretation is plainly due to physical stimuli.... The Fabric of Dream

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Green Grass

Past Issues.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Green Light

Dreams of a green light represent that all lines of traffic have opened up for you and the universe is motioning you to go forward with your dreams. See Green.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Green Mare

He will marry a woman with a charming personality and a sweet, singing voice.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Green Vegetables

Healthy and simple, green vegetables allude to a simple style of life, without complications (usually they are fresh or cooked).

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

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Greenfinch

This dream warns you to stick to your work and undertakings if you would avoid loss.... Mystic Dream Book

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Greengrocer

A person who fully comprehends what people say and he understands their reasoning. And when he speaks he supports his speech with good reasoning and proof. He also possesses a good and clean heart... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Greenhouse

1. One is trying to change, to grow, but in a controlled way.

2. One is too controlling. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Greenhouse

(See Nursery)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Greenhouse

An artificially regulated and controlled space where aggression is not allowed (“People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”). Are you isolating yourself in order to create a specific result? You may be able to do this successfully for a certain amount of time, but beware! Isolation must not turn into a “prison.” See Glass House.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Greenhouse

Dreams of a greenhouse represent that you are in the midst of an intense growth spurt. You are taking particular care of your -growth, nurturing and healing.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Greenhouse

A dream of being in a greenhouse foretells love, success and a generally bright future - unless there was something unpleasant about the greenhouse, in which case you should look up the unpleasant element(s) to see what the true meaning of your dream is. Also see “Plants”... My Dream Interpretation

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Greenhouse

Love, success, and an altogether bright future is promised in a dream of being in a greenhouse, unless there was something unpleasant about it, in which case the interpretation must be modified by, or correlated with, whatever the disagreeable factor was.

See also Fo- liage, Plants, Odor, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Greenhouse Effect

See climate... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Hothouse Or Greenhouse

Good omens as a rule, unless there is much show or “swank” about it.

A good deal depends on the Ferns and Flowers seen.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

Olive Green

Olive green represents achieving peace through nature. It signifies the wisdom within nature.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Reptile

If a reptile attacks you in a dream, there will be trouble of a serious nature ahead for you.

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

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Reptile

1. Troubles ahead, usually in relationships (to be bitten by a reptile).

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

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Reptile

Symbolic of an evil spirit, Lev. 11:29-30 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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Reptile

Anger, quarrels, bitterness, while to a maid this dream denotes a false lover.... The Fabric of Dream

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Reptile

See Snake and Crocodile. According to Freud, male sexual symbol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Reptile

Someone you are not sure about is actually a very good friend who will work for your well-being. Given recognition, this person will turn out to be the best friend you have ever had.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Reptile

To dream that you are being attacked by a reptile warns of a grave concern in your future. It further suggests a friend who will turn against and discredit you.

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

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Reptile

See SNAKE.... Mystic Dream Book

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Reptile

See under separate listings, as Alligator, Py- thon, Snake(s), etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Reptile

Cold-blooded. See Snake.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Reptile

The reptilian brain is something that all animals on the planet share; it governs the most basic functions, such as breathing and survival instincts.

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

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Reptile

See Dinosaur, Lizard, Serpent, Snake, or Turtle.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Reptiles

also see Animals

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

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Reptiles

To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality.

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

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Reptiles

With understanding of the basic urges and the way to manage them we can create a firm foundation. From there we can progress spiritually.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Reptiles

Psychological / emotional perspective: When there is a need to understand why we do things, we first need to control our basic drives. Many reptilian dreams are about control or management. Control of a crocodile would suggest some fear of an aggressive nature. Feeding a lizard or stroking a snake symbolizes taking care of our natural basic urges.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Reptiles

Material aspects: Reptiles in dreams link with our basic and instinctive reactions and responses. When there is a basic urge – such as a need for food, sex, etc. – We sometimes cannot face it full on, but will symbolize it as a reptile.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Reptiles

Reptiles in dreams are as dangerous as in real life.

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

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Reptiles

Reptiles symbolize the most primitive, voracious, and slippery aspects of your personality: your base instincts. The cold bloodedness of these animals is synonymous with the lack of emotion and consideration for others. In the case that you dream that a reptile devours you, it means that your instincts are dominating your actions. On the contrary, if you defeat a reptile, it is a sign that you are fighting to dominate your base aspects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Reptiles, Fish And Amphibians

According to Jung, fish represent the deepest levels of the unconscious mind.

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

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Reptiles, Lizards, Snakes

Our basic spinal and lower brain reactions, such as fight or flight, reproduction, attraction or repulsion, sex drive, need for food and reaction to pain. This includes the fundamental evolutionary ability to change and the urge to survive—very powerful and ancient processes. Our relationship with the reptile in our dreams depicts our relat- edness to such forces in us, and how we deal with the im­pulses from the ancient pan of our brain.

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.

frog

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.

lizard

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.

snake

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

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Unknown Greenery

The growing of any unknown greenery in a place where it does not normally grow such as a house or masjid, suggest that a man will come along either to seek in marriage the hand of his daughter or to establish a business partnership.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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