When the qualities of an animal are mixed with a human being, you are expressing the integration of primitive traits into your consciousness. Mythology is filled with creatures that combine physical attributes of various animals and the human body. These magical man-beasts appear in many cultural histories, and even the most bizarre dream-related combination may actually have a predecessor in the mythology of an ancient civilization.
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 Examining historical references that match your dream image can yield a treasure trove of information that your unconscious mind is attempting to convey to you....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
A black or a yellow cow represents happiness, prosperity and a good harvest.
A white spot on a cow’s face means firmness if seen in a dream at the early part of the year.
The piebald cow or a cow blotched with white and black in a dream means the same, though the latter also represents firmness when seen in the middle of the year.
A fat cow in a dream represents longevity and prosperity.
A fat cow in a dream also may represent a pious woman.
An emaciated cow in a dream represents drought. Drinking cow’s milk or eating its meat or fat in a dream means prosperity and earning lawful income for that year.
If the cow has horns, it represents a rebellious woman.
If a dairy cow allows the person to draw her milk in a dream, it means conferring benefits. Otherwise, if it refuses to allow the person to milk her in the dream, it means dissonance and discord.
If a servant sees himself milking his master’s cow in a dream, it means that he will marry his wife after the master dies, and that he will become extremely rich.
If a cow enters one’s house and thrusts against him, or butts against him in the dream, it means losses and mistrust in one’s own family.
If one sees himself hitting a cow with a wooden stick or biting a cow in a dream, the cow then represents his sins.
If a cow scratches someone in a dream, it means an illness.
If one is attacked by a cow or a steer in a dream, it means that a great punishment will befall him, or it could mean that he may be killed during that same year. Ifone sees himself riding a black cow, or if a cow enters his house, where he ties her to a pole in his dream, it means money, good business and dispelling of his anxiety, sadness, loneliness or distress.
A slaughtered cow in a dream represents a calamity.
If a shipment of yellow cows arrives at the port of a city in a dream, it means a plague or the spreading of unknown diseases.
If a herd of ugly looking cows enters a city with smoke emanatingfrom their noses, and if the people hate their look in the dream, it means a raid, an enemy, or that unwanted solders will control that town.
If one sees himself riding a cow in a dream, it means that he will inherit a woman.
If one is offered a cow hide as a gift in a dream, it means that he will receive money from someone in authority. On the other hand, if one is stripped of a cow’s hide he owns in a dream, it represents a fine that he will have to pay.
To see the calfofthe Children ofIsrael in a dream means dissension, temptation or a murder. It also may mean a miraculous event, or that a heavenly sign will take place in that locality.
If the person is disobedient to his mother, he will repent and turn to be good to her.
If a cow butts against him in a dream, it means that God is displeased with him.
(Also see Counting cows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Similar to the bull, but representing the female side of one’s nature, especially the easy self-giving of oneself and body to others, or a baby, one’s mother or the mother role. Idioms: sacred cow; milch cow; till the cows come home. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol for mother. It appears only very rarely in mens dreams, and only when there is a strong connection to the mother. It has also been a prophetic symbol—of a lean or productive year. Remember Pharaoh’s dream about the seven lean and the seven abundant years, as interpreted by Joseph? In India the cow is seen as the earth itself, and in Egypt the cow represents heaven (Hathor).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Symbol: In the Mediterranean region, the cow symbolizes the goddess of love and fertility.
Vision: Looking at one or more cows is a sign of personal good luck, unless the cows are malnourished, in which ease it means bad luck.
A cow barn means a recovery from an illness soon. Watching while someone else is milking a cow: you suspect that somebody is taking advantage of you. Being chased by a cow: through sheer stupidity one of your friends is becoming a danger to you.
Depth Psychology: The cow is a symbol of femininity, longing, and motherhood. In a woman’s dream, it can indicate sexual desire that can be found only in the safety of a sound relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a cow symbolize sacredness and maternal qualities. Since cows produce milk, which converts to many of the dairy products that sustain us, it is associated with providence, nourishing, food, and life itself. See Milk and Cattle.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An omen of good luck and prosperity if the ani- mal was contented, grazing, chewing its cud, good look- ing, and/or being milked; however, if it was skinny, ugly, or it chased or at- tacked you, it represents threats to your most cher- ished plans, and the fore- cast of the outcome de- pends on the degree of the animal’s disagreeable ap- pearance and/or the out- come of the action.
If you escaped, you will overcome all obstacles; but if you were trapped or injured, you must be prepared for a period of hard work without much joy.
See also Calf.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) The cow mav represent your mother. Please note: this does not mean your mother (or mother-in-law) is either fat or stupid! Rather, the cow is an obvious symbol of motherhood, since it produces an abundant supply of milk from its prominent udders.
(2) The cow is also a symbol of fertilitv, signalling a possible new development in your life, new personal growth.
(3) The cow may be an anima figure, representing a man’s feminine psychic components (for anıma see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).
(4) A cow may represent a primitive awareness; intuitive knowledge that comes, not from making a detached, objective examination of things, but from an inner oneness with natural things and processes.
(6) Is the cow chewing the cud? Well, are you ruminating over something? Perhaps your unconscious is telling you not to. What’s the point of turning something over and over? Once you have the necessary information, only a decision will change things - change your life - for the better.
On the other hand, your unconscious may be telling you that you need to think things over, and not to be in too much of a hurry. Perhaps you need to take time off from frantic - compulsive - activity to meditate on the meaning of your life with a view to re-orientating yourself, giving yourself new values and more positive goals.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Although it is infrequent that it appears in dreams, the cow is related to maternity, goodness, patience, and fertility. So, fat cows signify richness, whereas skinny cows signify the benefits that you will await. It could equally denote a tolerant attitude. Maybe the dream is warning you that you should slow down and reflect more on your decisions. Cows, on the other hand, are also associated with dignity, strength, and passive resistance. For a man it symbolizes his feminine side; for a woman, it could be a reflection of her maternal instincts.
For the hindus, cows are sacred and represent the protection and care of their gods. Krisna, for example, was the one who taught the shepherds that they should not worship the divinities that they could not see with their own eyes, but rather the cows. In them resides God.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The cow is rich with mythological symbolism in many cultures. However, at the heart of a modern interpretation, the power of the cow connects to basic sustenance and nurturance. Between the milk these animals provide as a food staple and the meat that is consumed by billions of people on the planet, the cow relates to having such basic needs met. Through the image of milk, the cow relates to fertility and the power of the feminine principle. In a dream, a cow is offering access to having basic needs met as part of its medicine.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The appearance of a cow in a dream may indicate passive, docile, or fertile aspects. It may also indicate nourishment and fulfillment if the cows are waiting to be milked. To dream of contentedly grazing cows usually signifies prosperity and happiness.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Similar to the bull in many ways but suggesting the female aspect of a person’s nature, in particular a willingness to put the needs of others before one’s own. Cows can symbolize motherliness, receptiveness, nurturing and the feminine energy that can lead or direct the masculine energy in oneself. They may also indicate being taken advantage of by someone in some way.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Lacking courage) Cowardliness in a dream means training one’s horses for a racing business, or it could mean modesty, or defending what is right and opposing what is wrong.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
As an archetype, a cowboy boasts the qualities of a tough, rugged, strong man.
The appearance of woman’s dream may represent someone who with his physique and charm but who will love her He may turn out to be a coyote or trickster on a women’s path of self-fulfillment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
You are dreaming about the part of yourself that is connected to hard work and an individualistic spirit of expansion and freedom. Cowboys represent the rugged individualism that is intrinsically bound up with the mythology of the American tradition of expansion and cultivation.
The cowboy is often considered a lone figure, connecting with a sense of isolation and a dedicated work ethic.
The media has turned the cowboy into an icon of enormous proportions. Cowboys represent the silent strength of the masculine principle at its absolute best. Any dream that features a cowboy is likely connecting to this spirit of independence. Are there new frontiers in your life that need exploring? Perhaps there is something to be done that must be done on your own. After all, the cowboy is ever riding off into the sunset, propelled by the belief that there is always something new just over the horizon.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a cowboy/cowgirl symbolize that you are connecting with a rough, rugged, grounded, natural aspects of yourself. Perhaps you are learning to rope in your wild desires and corral them into manifestation. See Country.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of your coworkers reflects the way you interact with them. This could indicate any conflicts or bonds that you share with them. It represents your aspirations, hopes, efforts and tendency to debate with others.
If the coworkers in your dream are not your actual coworkers, then they may symbolize an aspect of your personality that you need to alter or improve.
To dream that you are training someone to take your place implies that you are ready to begin new projects and encourage personal talents and abilities to grow. You have adopted new perspectives to replace previous ones. *Refer to Office.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Oddly enough, dreaming of a colleague rarely involves issues at work.
The focus is more likely to be on traits this person possesses that mean something to you.
For example, if this person’s voice is especially loud, whatever he or she is saying to you in the dream is especially significant, and you should pay attention.
If this person is someone you feel you can trust, there is some issue in your life involving trust that needs to be resolved.
If you dream that a coworker whom you don’t particularly like suddenly acts like your best friend, or a colleague whom you like and respect turns hostile, be prepared for a reversal of some kind - for better or worse.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To see your coworkers in your dream, highlights aspects of your real life relationship with them, including difficulties or how well they support you. It signifies your ambition, struggles and competitive nature.
If the coworkers in your dream are not your actual coworkers, then they may symbolize some psychological aspect of yourself that you need to work on.
If you dream that you are training a coworker to take your place at work, this means you are making progress with respect to some task or inner development. You are leaving behind old attitudes and are looking toward the future.... My Dream Interpretation
Red cows appearing in a dream are a positive, hopeful omen of peace and plenty. In Persia, these represented the spirit of dawn, which is filled with renewed vitality and courage.
In Greece, an all-white cow was ail alternative symbol for the moon.
A natural source of nourishment (see Meat).
Among the Celts and people of Scandinavian heritages, an emblem of continued provision.
A sacred animal in India, representative of life itself.
The milk from cows is used to nourish kings and priests, so this dream may represent self-nourishment.
Among ancient Egyptians, Indians, and Scandinavians, the cow was an emblem of the Great iMother, and some psychological schools still ascribe this image as possibly being linked to your own mother (see Women).... The Language of Dreams
In our dreams, this simple domestic animal can represent a variety of very important and deeply-felt issues. In some cultures the cow is a sacred symbol, representing divine qualities of fertility, nourishment and motherhood. Consider the details in your dream and make attempts to identify the individual, (it could be yourself), to whom the symbolism applies. Additional characteristics to consider when interpreting a dream with cows as one of the primary symbols are passivity, docility and general contentment with life.
The cow is mostly a positive dream symbol, and superstition-based dream interpretation say that grazing cows are symbols of prosperity, contentment and happiness. See also: Animals ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
it symbolsies a good and prosperous year if a person sees himself as becoming the owner of such a cow or if they belong to the people of that locality in which they are seen.... 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
Example: ‘I could see an older woman watching me from the road. I felt very scared at her being there. I walked to the front door, I started to walk past the front door, felt great fear and hung back, half behind the front door, for protection from her’ (Pamela H). Generally it means pan of; divided; incomplete; in between, conflict. Half open: opposing feelings about whether to be open’ or not—can I, can’t I, will I, won’t I? Halfway up/down: indecision; faltering motivation; sometimes between the opposites, or outside one’s everyday experience. Half full : may refer to half one’s life used up. Cut in half: conflict between intellect and body sexuality. Half buried: something you are only partly aware of. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Dreams can often have a very peculiar quality in that our image may only be half there or we perhaps only experience half an action. This usually indicates an incompleteness in us, being a sort of in-between state which means that we have to make decisions. Often it is about either going forward into the future or back into the past: completion or non- completion.
For instance, we may have half-completed a task and be aware of this, but do not know how to finish it. Often the dream images that appear can show us how to do this. Conversely, if in a dream we have only partially completed a task and are left feeling dissatisfied with what has happened, we perhaps need to consider in waking life what needs to be done to enable us to complete the action in the dream. What would we have done had we been able to complete it?
2- To have only half of what we feel we should have - for instance in quantity perhaps only to have half of the food or drink we had expected, indicates that we are possibly selling ourselves short. We are not allowing ourselves to have what we need.
To dream of being half way up a hill or a mountain or halfway down a river would indicate that there is some indecision. We are not as motivated as we should, or could, be to continue with the task we have in hand. We have made an initial effort but greater effort is needed in order to be where we want to be. This type of dream is very often to do with either motivating ourselves or others.
To continually dream of slipping back, until we are only halfway through our task, to be repeating it over and over again, would indicate that we do not have the ability to complete it. There is perhaps an extra skill that we need to enable us to achieve success.
3- A degree of spiritual indecision is also indicated here.
The dreamer should look at where he wants to be spiritually... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
When we look at what our expectations are, there is a degree of spiritual indecision around. There is an incompleteness in us, a sort of in-betweenstate, which means that we have to make decisions – perhaps either looking forward into the future or back into the past: completion or non-completion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To have only half of what we feel we should have – for instance, perhaps only to have half of the food or drink we had expected – indicates that we are selling ourselves short. We are not allowing ourselves to have what we need.
To dream of being half way up a hill or a mountain or halfway down a river would indicate that there is some lack of motivation. We have made an initial effort but more is needed in order for us to be where we want to be.
To continually dream of slipping back, until we are only halfway through our task, to be repeating it over and over again, would indicate that we do not have the ability to complete it. There is perhaps an extra skill that we need to enable us to achieve success.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreams can often have a very peculiar quality in that our image may only be half there or we perhaps only experience half an action.
For instance, in waking life we may be aware of having only half-completed a task, but do not know how to finish it. Often the dream images that appear can show us how to do this. Conversely, if in a dream we have only partially completed a task and are left feeling dissatisfied with what has happened, we perhaps need to consider in waking life what needs to be done to enable us to complete the action in the dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream about half of something, suggests that something in your waking life is incomplete or unresolved. It may also mean that you are only partially admitting your feelings. You or someone else is limiting or restricting you. Or, this dream may suggest that you need to be open to compromise and meet halfway.... My Dream Interpretation
(arb. Mudd. Unit of dry measure equal to 2 pecks, or 16 quarts.) A container measuring half a bushel in a dream means sanctity, chastity, cleanliness and purity. This interpretation comes from understanding the practice of God’s Prophet (uwbp) of regularly taking his ritual ablution from such a measuring container.
(Also see Unit of measure)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see one of the children of Adam (uwbp) one does not recognize in the dream perhaps may represents oneself. Ifhe does good, then it represents one’s own deeds, and if does evil, the seer may pursue the same. Ifone recognizes such a being in the dream, it means that he will receive something from him. Ifone likes what he receives from him in the dream, it means that he will attain his personal goals. Ifhe receives a shirt in the dream, it means an appointment to a high ranking position.
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
It symbolises a persons’ wealth and assets. Eating the brain in the dream suggest that he is living off his own lawful earnings. Eating someone else’s brain or an animal’s brain suggest that he is living off someone else’s earning.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself milking and drinking cow milk it is a glad tiding that he will become rich, or if he is rich his wealth will increase; or if he is a slave he will become free and marry his mistress.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The capital of Russia, Moscow can be a very cold place and if it features in your dreams, perhaps you have been a little cold or distant lately. Is it time to bring warmth and emotional depth into your life?... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Looking at a beautiful person: a special treat is in store for you. Seeing an ugly person: something ugly is going to happen. Dreaming about other people might mean that you ought to be less self-involved. Try to find company or make friends.
Depth Psychology: Seeing people in dreams means you should pay more attention to others and be less self-absorbed.... Dreamers Dictionary
(1) Superhuman beings may symbolize the way events seem to conspire to force you into a decision you ought to have taken long ago and which, at a deep level, you know is for your good. (Compare the guardian angels, tutelary saints and protective spirits of religious traditions.)
(2) They may symbolize authority and wisdom. Rut be careful not to relinquish your own inner wisdom in favour of some externally imposed authoritarian code of belief and behaviour that is foreign to your personal ground-plan or destiny.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols