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 Examining historical references that match your dream image can yield a treasure trove of information that your unconscious mind is attempting to convey to you....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
It is high time for you to take action and make some positive changes in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
You’re harboring a viper in your nest and you’d better clean it out before you get stung!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. An aspect of personality is improperly “shaped,” perhaps even stunted.
3. Unexpressed feelings of shame. ... New American Dream Dictionary
An abnormal growth or development could mean an aspect of your genius that has not yet been integrated and/or accepted by you. Acceptance has to begin with you. See Cripple.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If any limb of your body grows uncontrollably it means that this limb is relevant, so you have to analyze its specific meaning.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you find yourself deformed in your dream, in what way do you feel disabled or frightening to others in waking life? Or have you been crippled by an emotional situation and been unable to do anything about it? Has someone in waking life hurt you? A dream of someone else’s deformity may be symbolic of a deformed part of yourself, but it might also be showing you some distasteful part of another person’s personality of which you were previously unaware. A person with a deformity in your dream may represent the trickster archetype mocking your own pretensions, although for Freud it represented a fear of male impotence, and for Jung it was a symbol of the devouring mother. A limp can be a warning from the unconscious of those dangers of pride and ambition that bring humiliation rather than success upon the dreamer.
If you are using crutches in your dream, are you relying on crutches, such as alcohol, nicotine or controlled drugs, in waking life?
Very often dreams of paralysis and numbness may be induced by the dreamer’s arm or leg going to sleep as the result of a trapped nerve.
If this is not the case, dreams of being unable to move (as if rooted to the spot) may be equating paralysis with frigidity; in waking life, the dreamer might suffer from fears of sexual intimacy. Your dream may also be referring to an area of your life in which things have stagnated or not progressed as they should have. This will usually be an emotional paralysis or a feeling of helplessness in a particular situation in your life. For example, you may be caught between a spouse and a lover, or between two possible courses of action. Dismemberment of your body in a dream suggests feelings of powerlessness in waking life. Is some situation tearing you apart or do you need to take your feelings apart?... The Element Encyclopedia
If the top half of your body is missing, this indicates lack of reasoning and emotional intelligence.
If the bottom half is missing, this relates to loss, or denial of instincts and sexuality.
If the body is injured or you see injuries, this suggests emotional scars or hurts, or repressed anger.
If the body is cut open, this indicates a vital change within yourself or the release of emotional tension.
In times past, such dreams were interpreted as the release of ‘evil spirits’, hence the association of a sometimes painful release of tension.
Loss of limbs in a body usually indicates a sense of inadequacy, sometimes connected with the limb that is lost. For example, loss of legs could suggest an inability to stand up for yourself or someone dependent on you. Loss of an arm could indicate an inability to influence other people, or to give and receive.
If your body is burnt in the dream, this suggests an emotional scar, and if the burn is painful, this suggests that you are relating to this hurt in an unhelpful, self-destructive way. If, however, the burning isn’t painful, it has a more positive interpretation: feelings of potential and new beginnings.
Marks on the body in a dream suggest things you carry with you in life, or experiences that have marked you.
If your body is crawling with maggots, this indicates the need to cleanse your body of toxins, infection or resentment. A murdered body in a dream represents aspects of your life that you find hard to deal with, such as anger towards a family member. Sometimes such anger may be a way of avoiding the real issues involved and, if this is the case, the dream murder may show how you feel about being ‘murdered’ by lack of love or trust.
If you are pulling things out of your body in your dream, this suggests growing self-knowledge; you are becoming aware of thoughts and emotions of which you were previously unaware. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
Hair is an important sexual symbol for both men and women, so dreams of being forcibly shaven might be a symbol of castration or a sign of subjugation. Baldness in the dreams of both sexes suggests anxiety, not about going bald, but about a lack of intellect, either your own or someone else’s. Dreams in which your teeth fall out are very common and almost always associated with self- image or fear at having spoken out of turn (See also Tooth entry in BODY).... The Element Encyclopedia
To have a beautiful form, denotes favorable conditions to health and business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are filling out a form, you are taking official steps to have what you want and desire.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you fill out a job application in your dream, something good will happen to you soon!... My Dream Interpretation
See also Figures.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the dress is white, it suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.... My Dream Interpretation
2. A good omen for romance and intimate affairs.
3. The knowledge of what must be done to correct a problem or difﬁculty. ... New American Dream Dictionary
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
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
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. Happiness, community (to see others perform or performing with others).
3. Great importance is placed on appearances. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. This is also a common dream of performers who are “praticing” a routine in their sleep. Also look under “Stage”, “Singing, “Dancing” and/or “Talent Show”.... My Dream Interpretation
The subtlety here is in whether you are on stage because of heightened vulnerability or because you are hiding your true feelings by “acting” your way through an experience. By considering the timing of the dream with regard to current situations in your life, you can discover your true sense of preparedness for what is being thrown at you at the time of the dream. By examining this thoroughly, you can assess whether this dream means you are feeling incompetent to face a challenge in life or if you are feeling prepared to perform at your peak capability.
A highly stylized performance could indicate inauthenticity in some area. Conversely, it could connect to a powerful sense of creative originality. Forgetting your lines may represent your discomfort in some role or false persona you are putting on for the approval of others. Life is often like a performance. How you feel about this dream reveals how you feel about how well you are performing at this moment in time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
But if the salaah is defective, lacking in Khushoo’ and Khudoo’ (i.e., Inner serenity and outer calmness and composure) it suggests that he has no regard for Islam and his contempt for it is equivalent to the mistakes he makes. He should make amends without further delay.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Seeing people in dreams means you should pay more attention to others and be less self-absorbed.... Dreamers Dictionary
The symbol for taking a trip and for waiting. Also, meeting other people.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is either your bad conscience that is speaking to you or a suggestion that you are following moral standards too rigidly.
As an airplane cockpit, and as a politician in government, these images also stand for leadership. Among others, they represent personal skills. Often there is a hint to guide yourself more forcefully toward your goals.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is imperative that such a person hastens towards seeking Allah’s forgiveness.
The same applies to a person who sees Allah in the form of an idol or any such form as is contrary to His excellence and sublimity. For, Allah Ta’ala is free from all blemishes and weaknesses.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(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
2. Difﬁculties over self-esteem issues, self-contempt.
3. A strong fear or unhappiness over a loss of control over a situation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a withered tree is transformed into a blossoming one in a dream, it means political changes, changes in worldly conditions, or reversal of conditions from good to bad, or from bad to good. This element includes the transformation of inner substances or physical ones.
For example, if sees himself as an old person in a dream, when in real life he is young, it means progress in his spiritual life and gaining honor.lfhe is an old person and sees himself as a young boy in a dream, it means indulging in wrongdoing.
If one sees a known old person regaining his youth, it means that the material conditions of the person seeing the dream will turn around to one’s advantage or otherwise. i.e., richness into poverty and vice-versa, or ifhe is sick, he will recover from his illness.
If one is transformed into a beautiful shoot of green or a blossoming branch of a tree in a dream, it means that he may die within a short time. Becoming taller in a dream means longevity, prosperity, or begetting a son. Ifone finds himselfmissing partial mental keenness or physical abilities or a limb in a dream, it means that he may suffer losses relating to his worldly interests.
If a man sees himself transformed into a woman, and wears her apparels, ornaments and make-up in a dream, it means that he may suffer humiliation, adversities and abuse.
If a woman sees herself transformed into a man, or if she grows a beard in a dream, it means that she will reestablish her connection with a missing child. As a man in the dream, and if she is pregnant, it means that she will beget a son who may die in his early youth, but if she is not pregnant, it means that she is no longer fertile. Ifone sees himselfflying with wings in a dream, it means travels.
If one sees himself transformed into a wooden staff in a dream, it represents his insolence.
If one sees himself transformed into an iron rod in a dream, it means longevity. Ifone sees himself transformed into a bridge in a dream, it means that he may become a ruler, a wise man, or a man of knowledge whom people will seek to benefit from his wisdom.
If a person sees his sick child turn into a bird in a dream, it means the death of the child.
If one sees himself turned into a beast in a dream, it means that he will be segregated from the believers to live alone because of his evil qualities.
If one sees himself turned into a deer, a gazelle or an antelope in a dream, it means that he will become obsessed with his sexual life, or that he will become mentally deranged to the degree of indulging in bisexual practices. Ifhe turns into a pig in a dream, it means prosperity surrounded with absence of human dignity.
If one sees a steer transformed into a wolf in a dream, it represents a government employee who will turn unjust. However, according to Islamic interpretations of the human transformation into a lower category of creatures phenomena, if such transformation takes place in real life, it connotes a curse and a punishment, and it does not last for more than three days, and it will culminate in death.
(Also see Changing form)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Example: ‘On a hot summer day I was walking with a beautiful black woman through countryside. She stopped and told me she had a problem.
To show me she pulled down the strap of her dress. On her shoulder the black skin was peeling to reveal golden white skin underneath. She said that if she kept seeing me she would become completely white. She was going to ask advice from her mother about what to do. As we walked on two black men fought with me. They wanted to take her back to the village. I woke feeling I was winning’ (paraphrased from The Way of The Dream, Fraser Boa). Here the dreamer is relating well to his own feelings of sexuality and sensuality. However, he is beginning to see a female partner as a real person, not just as his sexuality paints her. Also, the reference to seeking advice from the mother suggests his ability to love is still not freed from emotional and erotic connections with his mother, and needs transforming. One often hears people, even in their 40s, saying It is difficult (developing a relationship) with that person because my mother doesn’t like them.’ The dreamer ‘fights’ the opposing drives, which want to take the man’s love back to the village, his childhood level of love—thus he moves towards becoming independent in love and life.
The transformation is towards mature love and relatedness.
For a further description of the major areas and themes of transformation, see individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A landscape may change from dark to light (negativity to positivity), a person may change from masculine to feminine or one image may change into another. Once the dreamer understands the change is for the better, he is able to accomplish changes in his own life.
As the growth to maturity takes place, there are many transformations which occur. These arc often depicted in dreams as immediate changes, like a speeded-up camera filming an opening flower.
Transformation takes place in spiritual terms when freedom of thought or action is indicated, or when higher impulses are substituted for lower reactions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Bizarre transformations of objects into living things, such as a pencil turning into a snake, a doll into a donkey or a table into a swarm of wasps, suggest untapped potential within you that can help you cope with change. To clarify what this potential is, refer to the symbolic interpretation of the objects that have been transformed. Shape-shifter dreams, in which people you know suddenly transform into something else, typically a monster or beast, represent unpredictable people in your waking life. For example, someone might be kind and caring towards you until they transform under the influence of alcohol. On the other hand, the shape-shifting may be some kind of moral test.
Can you uncover the beauty behind the monster’s mask? What lies below the outer skin of the dream beast? Try to make a connection to your waking life.
Sudden changes from winter to spring in a dream, or from night to day, may also suggest new directions and developments in the dreamer’s life.
If the other way round, and the switch is from day to night, or spring to winter, this may suggest the need to confront and deal with dangerous impulses.
If the landscape suddenly becomes unfamiliar in your dream, this can point to an unwillingness or an inability to cope with the new. However, if the new environment is welcoming and friendly this is a positive sign. A return to the comfort of the childhood home or a familiar environment is widely interpreted by Freudians and Jungians as a desire to return to the security of the womb during times of change and conflict.
If something is transfigured in a dream, such as when an object or person is surrounded by light, this suggests that light has entered the person during a period of transition and they are becoming more self-aware.
If you become invisible in your dream, it can indicate that you feel ignored in waking life—that you and your life are insignificant to others. It can also mean that you are hiding from others or yourself.
If you have this type of dream, it might be time to look at how you present yourself to other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
Therefore if she dreams that her father transforms into another man, this indicates some kind of positive or negative change in her perception of men, although much depends on the circumstances of the dream and the woman’s feelings about it.
Dreams in which parents, family members or partners behave completely out of character—for example, your gentle mother transforms into a cruel tyrant or your teetotal father transforms into a raging alcoholic—can be extremely unsettling, as they turn what you regard as accepted truths on their heads. Such dreams have little to do with real-life family members or loved ones; far more are they to do with unresolved aspects of either your life or yourself that you need to confront and work on in order to find fulfillment. In such cases, your unconscious mind may have conjured up parental or family archetypes to bring neglected issues to your attention or to warn you of an authority figure who presents a threat to you in waking life. For example, perhaps the controlling father in your dream represents your boss who is stifling your individuality, or your nurturing dream mother is telling you to mother yourself or someone close to you.
Individual Family Members... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream that she wears a uniform, foretells that she will luckily confer her favors upon a man who appreciated them, and returns love for passion.
If she discards it, she will be in danger of public scandal by her notorious love for adventure.
To see people arrayed in strange uniforms, foretells the disruption of friendly relations with some other Power by your own government. This may also apply to families or friends.
To see a friend or relative looking sad while dressed in uniform, or as a soldier, predicts ill fortune or continued absence. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Bodyguard)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The issues expressed in this dream might be about self-identity, conformity, or responsibility (duty).
The unconscious is pointing to the possibility that your individuality has been covered up and is being unnoticed because you are functioning as a member of a group and not as an individual.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To see an array of strange uniforms may indicate that your country is on the brink of war or that you are warring with yourself, especially if you wear one, about a matter you do not want to face.
To dream of a sad faced soldier portends bad news or illness for a far away loved one.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, nakedness that one is trying to hide.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of uniforms is all to do with our identification with a particular role or type of authority.
However rebellious we may be, a part of us needs to conform to the ideas and beliefs of the social group to which we belong. Seeing ourselves in uniform confirms that belonging.
2- Often, in collective groups, the right to wear a uniform has to be earned.
Dreaming of being in a group of uniformed people indicates that we have acheived the right to be recognised.
3- Identification of a common spiritual goal and an agreement as to ‘uniform’ behaviour is an important aspect in spiritual development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If she dreams of removing the uniform in a public place she shouEd regard it as a warning against indulging her love for adventurous escapades.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Are you conforming too easily to conventional standards? The uniform may be a sign of intolerance and rigidity.
Do you want more influence and power? See General, Military, Officer.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see an array of strange uniforms may indicate that Your country is on the brink of war or that you are warring with yourself, especially if you wear one, about a matter you do not want to face.
To dream of a sad faced soldier portends bad news or illness for a far away loved one.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreaming of being in a group of uniformed people indicates that we have achieved the right to be recognized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream that you are wearing a military uniform, it indicates that you are trying to reduce your responsibilities in your community. In the case that the uniform is full of medals, it denotes that you are authoritarian: you impose your standards by force without allowing others to express their opinions.
According to popular superstition, this dream foretells a trip full of adventure and of special interest for your marriage problems.
analysis of a dream
Ricardo dreamed: “I was wearing a military uniform and my family marched according to my orders: ‘One, Two, Three, and! Turn, and!’ They were all very firm, rigid and obedient, and I felt proud of my control. We marched through the street and the neighbors watched us from the windows with expressions of admiration.”
Ricardo had this dream in a time in which his family disintegrated. His wife was being difficult in the divorce negotiations, and his adolescent daughter threatened to go live with her boyfriend and leave her studies. The dream reveals his desire to put his family life back in order and avoid the circumstances that had escaped his control. His subconscious was recommending that he be more strict and energetic in enforcing his opinions. Up until then Ricardo had always given in to his wife’s and daughter’s desires, and his life was uncontrolled. The fact that the neighbors approved of his conduct from the windows reflects his need for recognition, which he only felt in this important moment of his life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If someone in your dream is wearing a uniform, there is a part of your personality that is needed to face some current life circumstance.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If one has ever worn a uniform, then that particular uniform could have a wide range of different associations.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are wearing an army uniform, are you someone with a need for more rules and greater self- discipline? If you are wearing your work clothes, this suggests you are working at something, or is revealing of your attitudes concerning work. For school clothes, see also SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
If members of various professional bodies appeared in your dream, such as doctors, dentists or pilots, try to make a link with the profession they represent and the relevant area of your waking life, as your unconscious may be offering you inspirational or helpful advice.
When the main point of interest in your dream is the occupation or profession, there is typically a good reason why your unconscious has highlighted that particular job. For example, members of the caring professions in dreams, such as nurses, nuns, charity or voluntary workers, may suggest a more compassionate side to your nature, or the side of yourself that has a vocation in life. In men, these images may suggest the importance of non-sexual relationships. For more information about specific occupations and people at work, see SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
Wishing to conform to, or fit in with, a specific group or situation.
The message of this dream, however, is that a uniform is only an external expression.
The person inside does not change. So, the question you have to tackle is whether the changes necessary for this group or situation are conducive to personal growth and wholeness.... The Language of Dreams