The pan of self which still has contact with the natural life processes within, and feels unified with, the rest of nature and the cosmos. See African; black person; natives. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- In dreams, the aboriginal represents that which is basically different to ourselves perhaps elements of the unsophisticated. By being more in touch with the natural we are able to make use of different types of energy. There is within everybody a basic sense of clarity which has become covered over by- experience and we often need to access this simplicity in order to cope with difficulty.
2- Psychologically, we need to use a knowledge of basic life forces which is possibly not consciously- available to us. By allowing ourselves to be in touch with natural forccs we can make use of them rather than fighting them.
3- Attention is drawn to the rhythm of the life processes within.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Carl Jung several times described a technique for using imagination which allowed the spontaneous expression of the unconscious. Jung described active imagination as a putting aside of conscious criticism while we allow our irrational to play or fantasise. In relationship to a dream, this technique can be extraordinarily helpful and revealing.
A way to learn the technique is to take a dream in which a fairly defined person appears. It can be a child or adult. One then sits in a quiet situation alone, or with a sympathetic listener, and imagines or feels oneself back in the dream. One does not need to develop clear images unless these come easily. Just holding the idea of the dream is often sufficient. Then in a playful way develop a conversation with the dream person. Ask them what they are doing; why they appear in your dream; what do they represent of yourself? With a little practice the dream characters can come to life for you if you can let yourself play or free-wheel a little.
As we learn active imagination, it can give us other ways of entering into the life of our dreams. We can imagine ourself as the dream character, or even as the objects or animals, and allow ourself to experience and speak from their viewpoint. We can enter the dream and carry it forward from where it slopped, imagining what would satisfy us, thus becoming more active in dealing with our own inner and outer life. See dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For many people Argentina is associated with the life and times of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita) and her enormous courage, charisma and popularity with the working classes. Although she never held a government post, Evita acted as de facto minister of health and labor in the 1940s and 1950s, establishing a national charitable organization and awarding generous wage increases to the unions. Dreams that feature Argentina could be urging you to make a stand and fight for what you believe in.
If you are a football fan, however, you may be thinking of the‘Hand of God’; has someone been cheating you recently?... The Element Encyclopedia
Seeing or experiencing an assassination attempt means startling events are in you future, but “luck can be found even in misfortune”—things could be worse. You are assassinating someone: you are spending time and energy on a hopeless situation—you will not succeed. You see blood: you will experience personal and professional losses. Dreaming about being assassinated: you are in great danger—the utmost concentration is called for.... Dreamers Dictionary
Are you the ballerina in your dream? If so, you are indicating a very graceful heart and the ability to find self-discipline in order to conquer a situation in your life you are anticipating with reticence.
Dreaming of watching a ballerina indicates that you are seeing a graceful aspect of yourself that you are as yet unaware you possess. Your life is going according to plan so relax and make changes gently as you see fit. Dreaming that you are unable to stop dancing indicates that you may work too hard and expect too much of yourself at times.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you were the dancer in the dream, happy times lie ahead and all of your present enterprises will succeed.
If you were watching one or more people dancing the ballet, an increased social life and lots of new friends are just around the corner. All in all, a very positive symbol.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Dancing can be a metaphor for how we navigate life’s complexities, and a ballerina is an example of supreme skill at this endeavor.
The ballerina as a character aspect implies that a great deal of discipline has already been exerted, though the dream may be telling you to get hard at work at the skills needed to exhibit more grace in complicated scenarios in your current life experiences.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: We are aware of the creative side of ourselves and the need for controlled movement, yet in some ways it is separate from us. We are in touch with the expressiveness of our own inner being.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The fairylike appearance of the classical ballerina within a dream shows we are making a connection with the creative energy within. Also we are searching for balance and poise.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Modern ballet is a powerful medium with which to signify emotion, so in a man’s dream a male ballet dancer will represent his more powerful emotions, whereas a ballerina is more likely to suggest his anima. In a woman’s dream, however, the male dancer might suggest the animus, while the ballerina suggests the more elusive side of her personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Bosnia and Herzegovina make up a triangular-shaped republic on the Balkan peninsula. Since the time of the Roman Empire, the Balkans has been a crossroads of religions and civilizations, so in dreams it could be urging you to find a common ground with another person or adopt a unified approach to a particular situation in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is unlucky to dream you see a cardinal in his robes. You will meet such misfortunes as will necessitate your removal to distant or foreign lands to begin anew your ruined fortune.
For a woman to dream this is a sign of her downfall through false promises.
If priest or preacher is a spiritual adviser and his services are supposed to be needed, especially in the hour of temptation, then we find ourselves dreaming of him as a warning against approaching evil. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The cardinal’s bright red rohe brings the fire of passion to liberate sexual expression. Since cardinals are monogamous, the appearance of the bird may summon you to take flight with the expression of sexual feelings within a committed relationship. It may also be a reminder that your sexuality is innocent, since the cardinal is the liberator of wounds and fears concerning sexual expression.
An ecclesiastical cardinal seen in all his colorful glory follows the ancient rule that high- ranking churchmen are harbingers of unpleasant news; but on the other hand, a bird of this variety promises family harmony and/or business expansion, plus happy social events ahead.
See also Church and Birds.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Abundance and happy domestic affairs are forecast in a dream featuring china, unless it was cracked and/or broken, in which case you can expect a change that may not be entirely to your liking but will eventually prove beneficial.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The vast and highly populated country of China might suggest the duality of fragile treasures and mass-produced products—or delicate elements in your life being interspersed with common, unremarkable and mundane events—when it appears in dreams. China syndrome is a symbol that seriously warns of the destructive effects caused by uncontrolled emotions, Chinatown refers to the absorption of seemingly foreign aspects into your belief system, whilst Chinese puzzle denotes confusion and difficulty in finding solutions to a problem. (Bordering China, North Korea currently stands for oppression and South Korea suggests a tenuous position or situation.)... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Single people seeing china in a dream means they are soon to be married. Breaking dishes: expect family quarrels or unhappiness. Buying new china: your family or household will “expand.” Dirt)’ dishes mean family problems.
Depth Psychology: Tableware is usually a symbol of insecurity in dealings with other people or members of the family. Frequent dreams about breaking dishes means that—in real life—you are causing a lot of unnecessary trouble—or acting like ua bull in a china shop.” See Glass, Porcelain.... Dreamers Dictionary
The interpretation of this dream depends on its details.
If you were happy in the dream, or if you were shopping and lots of business and selling was going on, it is a good omen of abundance and prosperity. But if the food (or merchandise) was in poor condition or smelled bad, or if the area was either empty or felt threatening, the portent is of difficult times ahead due to overlooked opportunities.
If you felt very overcrowded in the market, your dream is also telling you that you need to make some space for yourself. Create some solitude in your life, to reflect on a situation at hand and recharge your energy. Consider also the saying of “going along with the crowd” which implies conformity and lack of individuality.... My Dream Interpretation
The meaning of a dream of contamination often depends on the occupation of the dreamer.
A sanitary engineer might be fed up with the garbage he deals with on a daily basis. Another dreamer might be experiencing an internal contamination from conflicts in the person’s value system (e.g., the dreamer might be stealing supplies from the workplace while at the same time receiving bonuses for being an exceptional employee).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Material aspects: Criminal activity offends against both personal integrity and the laws of society. When we consider the other aspects of the dream scenario we will appreciate any adjustments which need to be made in our everyday activities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of associating with a person who has committed a crime, denotes that you will be harassed with unscrupulous persons, who will try to use your friendship for their own advancement.
To see a criminal fleeing from justice, denotes that you will come into the possession of the secrets of others, and will therefore be in danger, for they will fear that you will betray them, and consequently will seek your removal. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a criminal symbolize that you are grappling with guilt and shame about something you have done. Keep in mind that you are the only one that can prove your innocence to yourself and set yourself free from the persecution of your own judgmental, critical mind. Forgive yourself and make amends for your misdeeds as you forgive those who have trespassed against you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Some part of your personality is expressing choices with a disregard for consequences. When a criminal appears in a dream, he or she should be considered as a character aspect of your sense of self. While criminal behavior is varied and can cover a wide array of activities, there is one common denominator for all crimes, whether mundane or heinous: there are consequences for breaking the law. From this perspective, any choice that ignores this societal agreement indicates a lack of regard for these consequences. Since crime is essentially antisocial in nature, the character aspect of a criminal in the world of dreams is shadow material. By examining the fundamental nature of the criminal in your dream, you will discover what part of your unconscious is being expressed.
The severity of the act or intent reveals the extent of the darkness of your current emotional state.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of decaffeinated coffee symbolizes that you are making healthy choices in your life, choosing to be calm and balanced as opposed to stressed and frantic. See Coffee.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Because the unconscious has a powerful faculty for synthesising our experience, it frequently arrives at a sense of what we most wish for or want to create through our life.
Yet we may not have become aware of what has been realised unconsciously; it may be depicted by a place we are heading towards, or a goal; a destination we do not remember. Also our conscious ambition and desire; our hopes; what we have struggled long for. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- It is fairly common to dream of trying to get to a particular destination, and this would normally indicate a conscious ambition and desire If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
2- Destinations such as exotic and faraway places could signify our need for excitement and stimulation, or hopes we may have for the future.
3- A Spiritual goal or aspiration is signified in dreams by knowing what our destination is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Destinations such as exotic and faraway places could signify our need for excitement and stimulation, or hopes we may have for the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Traveling toward a destination or arriving at a destination in a dream is often a fairly straightforward representation of the achievement of our desires and ambitions.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
When they become apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have – our inner motivation may be totally different to our outer behaviour – and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.
The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way.
It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The need to discriminate and take the best option often comes up on a day-to-day basis. We often have to compare and contrast our alternatives. This reflects in dreams perhaps more vividly than in real life and allows us to discriminate in our choices.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Geomancy) Seeing a fortuneteller who practices divination by interpreting random figures that are formed when a handful of earth is thrown on the ground or one who interprets randomly drawn lines on sand represents a fraudulent and a cunning person, a thief, or such a dream could represent profits from importing goods.
(Also see Astrologer; Fortuneteller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of fortune-telling indicates a dependence on the opinions or ideas of others when making decisions, especiallv those of a spiritual nature.
The reading received in such a dream may be a prognostication of forthcoming developments in your current situation.
Each type of divination system has a specific theme that can add dimension to your interpretation of this dream.
For example, Tarot entails dispensing cards and accepting or rejecting the hand fate deals. Dice speak of taking risks, and aystal balls rely on vision, thereby putting the dreamer on notice to open her or his eyes fullv!
Divinatory abilities and interests developing, or latent talents coming to the forefront.... The Language of Dreams
Dreams in which one partner dominates the other often have sexual overtones.
If you are in the role of dominator, this may mask sexual insecurity; if you are in the role of the submissive, this may mask incestuous desire for a parent. On the other hand, such dreams may stem from the strong desire to gain the upper hand in a relationship. Whips often symbolize a desire for, or fear of, domination in dreams. A similar interpretation can be attributed to accompanying sadomasochistic equipment such as silver chains, leather clothing and straps, and black boots and heels. Fetishes are a fixation on an external object without which there would be no sex act, and in dreams they can highlight fear, immaturity and a lack of libido... The Element Encyclopedia
(Lesbian; Sodomy; Transvestite; Vagina) If one sees himself acting effeminately in a dream, it means evil, distress, fear or that a calamity will befall him. Ifan effeminate person sees himself having a vagina in a dream, it means that he has two faces or that he is satisfied to be knowledgeable as well as a fraud. Ifan effeminate person or a homosexual looks at his own male organ and finds no female organ beside it in the dream, it means that he will repent and back up from his loathsome conduct and revert to his natural sexual condition. Ifan effeminate person who is also bisexual sees himself as having a vagina, or ifhe looks at his penis in a dream, it means separation from his wife or mother or segregation from his friends.
(Also see Sexual intercourse; Vagina)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you find that the Examination is too difficult, then expect business worries. If, however, you can answer most of the questions, and dream that you are doing well, then some unexpected good fortune awaits you.... Mystic Dream Book
Dreaming about taking a test could indicate that the dreamer has a fear of failure. Alternatively, such a dream could indicate that a specific issue of great importance to the dreamer reminds them of being in school. “Passing the test” can also be a metaphor for successfully concluding any number of different activities.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Fear of failure can often originate in childhood and stem from fears of abandonment, so dreaming you are a child sitting for an examination or revising for a test and worrying that you won’t pass may express a fear of failure. Dreams of being late, unprepared or failing an examination show that you feel unprepared for the challenge life is currently throwing at you.
Examinations are stressful and they can highlight your shortcomings. Your dream is urging you to stop fearing failure, to emphasize what is right and not what is wrong, and to give yourself permission to succeed.... The Element Encyclopedia
Examination and diagnosis in dreams, if favorable, indicates that you feel secure and satisfied in waking life.
If you are diagnosing illness in a dream, this points to insecurity and an over-sensitive approach to life.
If you dream that you are diagnosed with a fatal illness or have a fatal illness, it might be worthwhile seeing your doctor for a check-up as illness has been diagnosed in this way before; typically, however, such dreams represent any condition or situation that you feel is taking you away from the life you were meant to live.
There is a big difference between existing and leading a life that is worth living, and your dreaming mind may be urging you to find ways to live your life to the full, before it is too late.... The Element Encyclopedia
An examination or test in a dream symbolizes a time for reflection and evaluation. The subject of the exam or test will give further insight into the theme for reflection. For example, a medical exam will indicate the need to identify attitudes producing wholeness or disease. You have probably dreamed of arriving for a test and found the exam has already started or you search fruitlessly for the examination room. Such dreams tend to occur when you are feeling anxious or challenged in waking life. You may, however, dream of a great test or another fine performance. This may occur when you feel you are doing well in waking life. Not limited to exams, the dreamer may envision doing precise spins on the ice or scoring a sensational goal. Sometimes people master certain activities after they have successfully performed them in their dream.... The Element Encyclopedia
A dream of taking an exam or being singled out by a teacher usually highlights waking anxiety about facing a difficult challenge in your real life. Perhaps you are trying to live up to impossibly high standards or are worried about some test of self-value, such as a new job or a new relationship. A common dream involves turning up naked to an examination, which may point to a fear of social humiliation. A feeling of powerlessness to control your life may be suggested by a dream in which you arrive late for an examination or hand in a blank paper at the end of the exam.
If you find your name on a list of those who have not passed a school exam, you may feel that you have failed in some way in waking life or that someone is marking you down.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of someone, or yourself, hallucinating indicates some misconception or misperception of reality. Whatever situations exist right now, everything is very unclear and uncertain, and caution is called for.... The Language of Dreams
To have a hallucination in your dream symbolizes repressed emotions and feelings that you do not want to confront. Your dream could be telling you to be more alert and to express yourself more clearly. Alternatively, it refers to self-deception. What are you trying to hide?... My Dream Interpretation
Hallucinations can occur quite naturally without the use of psychotropic drugs such as peyote or LSD. We all have the innate ability to suffer from hallucinations and, according to Freud, one of the definitions of a dream is precisely its hallucinogenic quality. Whilst asleep, we can create full sensory, vocal and emotional experiences in our dreams that most of us believe are real at the time. A waking hallucination is merely an experience of a dream occurring with our eyes open. The voices heard and images seen, although appearing outside of us, are no more exterior than the images in our dreams.
The hypnagogic state is that state between being awake and falling asleep during which the mind is most receptive to ideas, images, sounds, feelings, impressions and intuition. It also the time when people are most likely to see ghostlike figures. (It should not be confused with the hypnopompic state, which is a transition state of semi-consciousness between sleeping and waking.) Some dream experts believe that the sketchy imagery typical of these states can be helpful to the individual in terms of self-understanding. Images are often presented through the individual’s own set of symbols and once interpreted symbols can provide answers to problems and even alert one to future events.
Some believe that taking the time to record these images, feelings and sounds can be just as helpful as recording dream imagery.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- When dreaming, there is an hallucinatory quality about everything that we see. We usually accept what we experience as real and in the actual dream state do not question. Scenes can change as quickly as the blink of an eye, faces can change, we can be looking at one thing then a few seconds later realise we are looking at something completely different. This is totally acceptable within the dream reality.
It is only when we consider the dream afterwards that we realise how odd this may be. During dreams, things can take on qualities of other objects and of other feelings. Dreams can crcate a reality of their own, they do the unexpected - which in normal waking life would be totally illogical and surreal. Within this dream world we need to take a note of what is happening. We do not watch these with amusement, it seems simply that we observe what is going on. Even our own actions can take on an oddness. We may be doing things in a dream which in waking life we would never expect ourselves to do. Freed from the logical quality that mentors our ordinary everyday life, we can be liberated to create a totally different awareness of our own abilities, of our thought patterns and even our own past. We can often dream that we have done things in the past which we have never done, or we can prepare ourselves to do things in the future which again we would never expect to do.
2- Psychologically freeing the mind so it can ‘roam’ under its own speed allows hidden memories, images and thoughts to surface in such a way that we can handle the input when perhaps in real life we may not have been able to do so. We create a reality which suits an action, rather than creating an action which suits the reality.
For instance, an abused child may displace the activity into some kind of response that would be acceptable, not allowing the reality of the abuse to come through until such times as he or she was able to come to terms with it.
3- The hallucination that we experience in dreams can also be direct messages from the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Example: ‘1 dream insects are dropping either on me from the ceiling of our bedroom, or crawling over my pillow. My long-suffering husband is always woken when I sit bolt upright in bed, my eyes wide open and my arm pointing at the ceiling. I try to brush them off. I can still see them—spiders or woodlice. I am now well aware it is a dream. But no matter how hard I stare the insects are there in perfect detail. I am not frightened, but wish it would go away’ (Sue D). Sue’s dream only became a hallucination when she opened her eyes and continued to see the insects in perfect clarity.
A hallucination can be experienced through any of the senses singly, or all of them together. So one might have a hallucinatory smell or sound.
To understand hallucinations, which are quite common without any use of drugs such as alcohol, LSD or cannabis, one must remember that everyone has the natural ability to produce such images. One of the definitions of a dream according to Freud is its hallucinatory quality. While asleep we can create full sensory, vocal, motor and emotional expenence in our dream. While dreaming we usually accept what we experience as real.
A hallucination is an experience of the function which produces dreams’ occurring while we have our eyes open.
The voices heard, people seen, smells smelt, although appearing to be outside us, are no more exterior than the things and images of our dreams. With this information one can understand that much classed as psychic phenomena and religious experience is an encounter with the dream process. That does not, of course, deny its imponance.
There are probably many reasons why Sue should experience a hallucination and her husband not. One might be that powerful drives and emotions might be pushing for attention in her life. Some of the primary drives are the reproductive drive, urge towards independence, pressure to meet unconscious emotions and past trauma and fears, any of which, in order to achieve their ends, can produce hallucinations.
A hallucination is therefore not an ‘illusion’ but a means of giving information from deeper levels of self. Given such names as mediumship or mystical insight, in some cultures or individuals the ability to hallucinate is often rewarded socially.
Drugs such as LSD, cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, pey- ote and opium can produce hallucinations. This is sometimes because they allow the dream process to break through into consciousness with less intervention.
If this occurs without warning it can be very disturbing.
The very real dangers are that unconscious content, which in ordinary dreaming breaks through a threshold in a regulated way, emerges with little regulation. Fears, paranoid feelings, past traumas, can emerge into the consciousness of an individual who has no skill in handling such dangerous forces. Because the propensity of the unconscious is to create images, an area of emotion might emerge in an image such as the devil. Such images, and the power they contain, not being integrated in a proper therapeutic setting, may haunt the individual, perhaps for years. Even at a much milder level, elements of the unconscious will emerge and disrupt the person’s ability to appraise reality and make judgments. Unacknowledged fears may lead the drug user to rationalise their reasons for avoiding social activity or the world of work. See ESP and dreams; dead lover in husband under family. See also out of body experience.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams are hallucinations and projections of our unconscious mind. However, if you dream of hallucinogenics/hallucinations, this represents the expansion of your mind, openness, compassion, understanding, wisdom, and that you are delving into foreign regions of your mind and spirit. You are exploring your imagination, creativity, and solutions to life’s challenges. See Drug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you see strange and weird illuminations in your dreams, you will meet with disappointments and failures on every hand. Illuminated faces, indicate unsettled business, both private and official.
To see the heavens illuminated, with the moon in all her weirdness, unnatural stars and a red sun, or a golden one, you may look for distress in its worst form. Death, family troubles, and national upheavals will occur.
To see children in the lighted heavens, warns you to control your feelings, as irrevocable wrong may be done in a frenzy of feeling arising over seeming neglect by your dear ones.
To see illuminated human figures or animals in the heavens, denotes failure and trouble; dark clouds overshadow fortune.
To see them fall to the earth and men shoot them with guns, many troubles and obstacles will go to nought before your energy and determination to rise.
To see illuminated snakes, or any other creeping thing, enemies will surround you, and use hellish means to overthrow you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
We would be unwise to ignore this aspect of ourselves and shouldn’t dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.
If we do not, we will be continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.
It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the shadow. Indigenous peoples such as aboriginal, maori, native american: see individual entry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams in which you are inappropriately dressed or underdressed when everyone else is appropriately dressed for the occasion are classic metaphors for feelings of frustration and uncertainty in your waking life. Perhaps you arrive at your dream party wearing formal dress and everyone else is in shorts.
If you are underdressed, it suggests that you feel out of place or are falling short of other people’s standards.
If you are overdressed, a misplaced air of superiority is indicated. Such dreams also reflect your insecurity about your social position and how other people regard you.
If you were completely naked whilst everyone else was dressed, did you feel liberated or mortified?
The clothes we wear in dreams are aspects of our persona, so when they are stripped away they enable you to see your—self for who you really are; in other words, the absence of clothes reveals not only your body, but also your true self.
If you felt embarrassed in your dream, do you feel vulnerable about exposing your true self or feel that it is lacking in some way? Are you afraid of being rejected if you show others what you truly feel? What are you afraid of exposing about yourself? If, however, you felt liberated, perhaps it is time to throw away your pretences and reveal to others who you truly are.
If nobody other than yourself noticed your nudity, your unconscious is comforting you by letting you know that it is safe to reveal your feelings in the real world. Another symbol of frustration in dreams is being refused a restaurant table, especially if there are plenty of spare tables in the restaurant. Such a dream, with its association with food and social interaction, may express a sense of social inadequacy.... The Element Encyclopedia
At whatever stage of life you are, if there is a deep imbalance or lack of harmony in your current relationship, you may find that your dreams take on a warning quality, even becoming haunted and strange. Plants, trees, animals and fish in particular tend to appear as symbols of the life or vitality of the relationship; if you are having relationships problems, you may dream of trying to rescue an injured animal or watering dying plants. Another common dream is entrusting your beloved pet or fish to your partner’s care, only to return and find it neglected, dying or even dead. These may all be symbols of those of your emotional needs that are being starved or denied, and of relationships that are struggling to survive.
Other dreams that signal emotional imbalance in intimate relationships are dreams of houses on fire, bombs that are about to explode or images of starvation, loneliness, torture or neglect. These images are warning you that your relationship is out of balance, dangerously fragile or in need of rescuing in your waking life. An inappropriate meeting or pairing of two objects in your dream, for example a kangaroo and a light bulb, might suggest that you are somewhat concerned about an unsuitable partner; this might either be your own partner, or that of someone close to you—say a son or a daughter. Repeatedly getting the wrong person on the phone, seeing an email error message or simply being unable to communicate may also indicate a disturbing inability to communicate with someone in your life who is important to you.
If you are having problems with your cellphone, this might be seen by Freudians as a symbol of sexual dysfunction or anxiety. Another potent symbol of a relationship coming to an end is the image of gold dust or precious jewels running through your fingers in a dream. The image is even more eloquent if you are running with two cupped hands full of water in an attempt to quench your own or someone else’s thirst and the dream water falls through your hands
A real-life need to resolve relationship problems may be symbolized by dreams about repairing something, perhaps fixing a car or attaching things together with glue, sellotape or bluetac.
If you experience blocked communication in your relationship or suffer from an inability to get through to someone close to you, you may have dreams in which people are staring at one another in your dream but no one is saying. Such a dream may also suggest that now is an excellent time to deepen your relationship, as the silent figures await your signal for a new and exciting phase of your relationship to begin.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are in a committed relationship and dreamt of sleeping with someone else’s husband or wife or someone who is sexually off limits, such as a cousin or your doctor, remember that the message from your unconscious may not have been that you desire that person, although this is a possible interpretation, but that you would like to have a closer emotional connection to them.
If you wake from such a dream with feelings of remorse, perhaps you have been unfaithful or less than honest with your partner in other ways. It is also worth bearing in mind when trying to interpret dreams that depict you making love to someone who plays a major, but definitely nonsexual, part in your life that your unconscious may simply be reflecting your waking preoccupation with them at the same time that you are becoming sexually aroused. So if you dreamt of making love to your unattractive boss, it may simply have been a coincidence that they stepped into the lover role in your dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- We have many opportunities to make new beginnings, and inauguration in that it indicates a change of status - is one such symbol. This may be important to us in terms of either personal growth or within the work situation.
To dream that we are being given such an honour means we can receive public acclaim for something that we have done, for our ability to make the transition from the lesser to the greater.
2- Often a ceremony is necessary to mark the fact that we have succeeded in one thing and can now move on, putting that knowledge to the test in the outside world.
To be dreaming of such a ceremony indicates that we can be pleased with ourselves and what we have achieved, that we have literally inaugurated a different way of being, and can now move forward into the future.
3- A ceremony in a spiritual sense can mark a new beginning. In this case it marks the taking of new- spirituality, perhaps Cosmic Responsibility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of an inauguration represents personal development or a favorable progression in your current position. You are reaping well-deserved recognition for your accomplishments.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of this ceremony that officially establishes you with a title is about your desire for validity, prominence, growth, -esteem, rank and pride in your accomplishments.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you forgot your locker combination in your dream, this is your unconscious mind’s way of telling you that you may have forgotten something in real life - like an important date or an appointment.... My Dream Interpretation
Visiting the Holy city of Medina, the city of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, in a dream means profits and blessings in this world. Standing at the door of the Sacred Mosque in Medina, or in front ofthe Blessed Chamber ofGod’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, in a dream means repenting from a sin and acceptance of one’s repentance. Seeing the Holy city of Medina in a dream can be interpreted in six ways to reflect peace, mercy, forgiveness, salvation, relief from distress and enjoying a happy life.
(Also see Masjid; Visiting holy sites)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Spiritual guide; Letter carrier; Lighthouse; Minaret of a mosque) In a dream, the minaret of a mosque represents a righteous man who fosters unity and love between people, who calls them to live by their religious covenant and guides them on the path of God Almighty.
If a minaret is demolished in a dream, it represents the death of such a spiritual guide, fading of his name, dispersal of his community, and perhaps it could lead to the reversal of their conditions.
The minaret of the city’s central mosque in a dream represents a letter carrier, or a guide calling people to God’s path. Falling down from the top of a minaret into a well in a dream means marrying a strong minded woman who uses vicious expressions, when one already has a pious wife with whom he enjoys peace and tranquility. It also means losing one’s authority or control. Climbing a wooden minaret and calling people to prayers in a dream means attaining authority and rising in station through hypocrisy. Sitting alone on the top of a minaret, praising God’s glory and glorifying His oneness in a dream means becoming famous, while the loud glorifications mean that one’s distress and sorrow will be lifted by God’s leave.
The minaret of a mosque in a dream also represents the chief minister of the ruler, or it could represent the muezzin.
Psychological / emotional perspective: When in dreams we are nominated by someone we perhaps should look at the level of commitment we have to our various tasks. When we are nominating someone else, it may be that we do not feel up to a particular emotional responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: From a purely mundane perspective a nomination is quite literally a naming, so a dream where this occurs may have a great deal to do with who we think we are.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Obtrusive; Stubbornness) Obstinacy in a dream means witnessing or committing evil in wakefulness.
To be obstinate, demanding and persistent in a dream also means running away from something, or turning one’s back to a fight, a dispute, an argument or a business. Obstinacy in a dream also may denote a presumptuous and an arrogant person who is disliked by people. Being obtrusive and obstinate in a dream also may mean being exasperated or annoyed about something, or that people dislike to be in his company and have serious reservations about him.
(Also see Obtrusive person)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a piñata symbolize a celebration. Because a piñata usually involves a blindfold, this dream can symbolize that perhaps your desire is blind if you are lashing out to obtain something that you aren’t even sure you want or need. This could also mean that there are always goodies awaiting you, even if you can’t see them. See Blindfold.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream that you are procrastinating (putting off doing something), this represents your fear of change and your nervousness about seizing an opportunity. You may feel unready or unworthy in your current circumstances. You may also be conflicted with decisions about your future.... My Dream Interpretation
If radishes appear in your dreams, it may mean that you are caught up in an emotionally volatile situation. In dreams, salad can sometimes refer to the lack of essential nutrients offered in such foods—you may be being short-changed over something; it can also refer to lack of experience, as in ’green’. But if you are eating a salad in your dream, this may refer to the experiences that can trigger personal growth. Similar to cabbage is the delicious salad filler, lettuce. When you see lettuce growing in your dream, it may mean that you are in for a blissful or pleasurable moment in the future.
If you are eating lettuce in your dream, negative thinking may be hindering your progress in waking life.
If spinach appears in your dream it could be referring to the need to include extra iron in your diet. On the other hand, it could also refer to the need for you to have more strength in waking life. Squash in dreams may suggest that you are distorting or pulverizing something, suppressing something, or even humiliating somebody.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of refinancing signify that you are taking stock on your personal assets, reframing your value, worth, power, equity, and are rearranging your belief systems around money and abundance, and your -worth.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a person dreams that he had emitted semen without having had intercourse and without having seen a woman in his dream it means he will become a means of killing someone.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A seminar is a gathering designed to disseminate a particular piece of information or knowledge. In a dream, such a setting may indicate a moment in life when you are expanding your understanding of some aspect of your experience.
The type of seminar or the content of it can be helpful in your interpretation, if you know it.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
In a seminar, the dreamer could be the leader dispersing knowledge or the participant receiving information. Does the dreamer feel a need to teach or learn? In some esoteric groups it is said that during sleep the soul attends classes “on the inner planes” (in the spiritual realm), so dreams about being in a classroom could be interpreted as reflecting this type of “spiritual learning” experience. (See also Class, School).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams in which you feel inadequate, impotent or embarrassed during sex are in no way predictive and most dream analysts suggest that they are a way for your unconscious mind to vent its frustrations and anxieties. To imagine voyeurs watching or spying on you during lovemaking suggests unease with your sexual performance.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a teleseminar represent that you are learning, teaching, and/or sharing information in a quick and efficient manner. Also, dreams of a teleseminar can also represent the unification between different parts of yourself: the teacher, students, telephone, and the material that is being taught. See Conference Call, Teacher, Student and School.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of an airplane terminal signify the beginning or completion of a journey. You are in the midst of a transition.
If you dream of a terminal illness, then this dream reflects your feelings and attitudes about death, dying, and attachment to the people, places and things that are important to you in life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1. In the sense of ending—ending something, or longing to end a relationship or a situation.
2. In the sense of demolition (such as demolishing a house), it points to the need to be aggressive; or fear of aggression.
It is usually based on feeling either destructive, disappointed, or both.
Confrontation with Death, if a house is being demolished, similar to Funeral, and Grave. Often it indicates underlying desires that are being repressed, as in Attack, Fire (Surf), and Violence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Tina may arrive in a dream as a bold voice from the past who still may have a strong impact on a woman’s psyche in the present. She also may arnve to say “Age really makes no difference.” In addition, she may come to represent a woman who, despite early abuse, can reclaim her power and keep going strong.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Elimination in dreams can symbolize release and self-expression. When we urinate or eliminate, we are ridding ourselves of bodily waste and when these actions occur in dreams your unconscious is referring to the removal of emotional waste, such as unhappy memories. So, if you dream of rushing to the bathroom, what are you trying to flush out of your system in the real world? Or do you wish you could purge yourself of destructive, negative emotions such as jealousy or envy? Is there something you need to let go of in your waking life? Did you find it hard to let go in your dream or did everything go smoothly. The answer will help you see how emotionally blocked or constipated you are.
Perhaps you were searching frantically for a toilet in your dream, but couldn’t find one.
If this is the case, you need to find the catalyst for emotional release. Dreams about being clogged-up, or about a lack of toilets, are not so much about emotional baggage as about a lack of proper outlets for your own creativity and selfexpression. They can also suggest that you are the kind of person who takes on the problems of other people, leaving no room for your own.
Dreams about frustrating attempts to find a toilet could also suggest that you have over-committed yourself in waking life, and that there is no opportunity for you to express your own feelings and talents. On the other hand, you may also feel that you have been taken advantage of or dumped on by someone in waking life? Finally, such dreams may also be due simply to a physical need to pee in the night.
Other elimination dreams include using a toilet in a strange place, in front of people or in the middle of a conversation. In such dreams, the elimination represents the expression of an opinion or insight unsuitable for public consumption, or not appropriate to the situation. It could also reveal concern that you might have been too impulsive in the way you have expressed yourself, and your dreaming mind is urging you to bear in mind the possible impact of your words.
If you can’t find a private toilet in your dream, perhaps you are living or working in a crowded environment and your dreaming mind is compensating for a lack of privacy and personal space in your waking life.
If you dream of a bathroom and a toilet, this may suggest your need to clean up your sexual attitudes or attitude to others and yourself.
If you put anything down a toilet in your dream, take careful note of what it is, as it will symbolize what your dreaming mind considers to be the least important or unpleasant aspect of yourself or your experience. Urine suggests letting go of strained feelings or the release of sexual feelings. Feces indicate letting go of parts of yourself that you need to let go of. It can also indicate new beginnings, as excrement makes great fertilizer. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights a need to be free of responsibility, or sometimes the need to be uninhibited.
If you are eliminating over someone in your dream, this can indicate a repressed desire to belittle that person or feel superior.
Playing with excrement can represent money, so playing with it in a dream may suggest anxiety about money and fear of responsibility.
If the excrement is transformed into an animal, this suggests that the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he or she is responsible for managing their own instincts.
If you are vomiting in your dream, this indicates a discharging of unpleasant feelings, or experiencing something unpleasant. Finally, if you realize you are sweating in a dream, you are alerted to the amount of energy you may be expending handling your own emotions and fears in waking life.
Urination connects to toxicity or anger that needs to be released. As a receptor for urine, a urinal relates to the consciousness of releasing this toxicity in a neat and ordered manner.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Urinating in a dream means wasting money in an unnecessary or an unlawful way. It also means a marriage to an unsuitable or a non-compatible person. Frequency of urination in a dream means receiving regular income. On the other hand, suppression of urine in a dream means the opposite, or it may mean hastiness, or making an incorrect decision. Ifone sees himself urinating in an unknown place, in someone else’s house, a lodge, a town, etcetera in a dream, it may mean kinship with its people. Wetting one’s underpants in a dream means a newborn in the family. Urinating in the sea in a dream mean paying taxes or givingcharity. Urinating in a valley in a dream means expansion of one’s progeny. Emittingbad odor after urination while others are looking with despise in a dream means defamation, or exposing one’s ills in public. Drinking urine in a dream means earning unlawful income.
If one sees his servant or employee urinating inside a well or a stream in a dream, it means that someone from his family will betray its interests. Urinating in a dream also means dispelling distress.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Urinating in a bathroom or removing hair with lime or any shaving cram is regarded as a good ream; If in misery, the observer will soon find relief from his misery; if in fear, he will soon find happiness; if grief-stricken, his grief will soon be removed; if he is ill, he will soon recover and enjoy good health.
If none of the above conditions prevail, it means a complete transformation of his condition – meaning that if he is not ill, he will become ill; if he is happy, he will be afflicted with grief, perhaps caused by some financial loss.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Releasing bodily wastes in a dream suggests a need to release repressed emotions and/or anxiety. At times urination may have sexual connotations. Many people dream about the need to urinate which wakes them up and then they realize that they need to use the bathroom. At times the dream triggers the physical sensation and other times the physical sensation may become a part of the dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The release of toxicity is the primary meaning of this symbol. Urination in a dream may be pointing to a buildup of negative thoughts or unexpressed anger, hence the phrase “pissed off.” There is a sexual subculture in which urinating on someone or being urinated on by another is considered highly erotic.
It is also a symbol of the hierarchy of power between two individuals. In sexual role play, while it may appear that the dominant party holds more power by virtue of the act itself, in actuality the receiver, or “bottom,” is the one with the control in any interaction. Therefore, in any dream involving this sort of activity, consider that if you are the giver, you may be experiencing toxic backlash in some area in life where you are being insensitive or lacking compassion.
If you are on the receiving end of urination, then you may want to consider where in your life you may be compromising yourself through manipulation or some other hidden motivation. There can be a physiological function involved in this dream image, and the body may assist in the unconscious process: if you have to pee, you just might dream about it first. This does not alter the interpretive meaning, and such a dream deserves investigation of its imagery as much as any other.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Release of sexual feelings; other people’s sexual attitudes, or their negative sexual attitudes; the flow of life through us. Dreams in which we try to go to the toilet but it is mysteriously locked or closed, may be due to the need to pee during the night. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Dreaming about urinating: it may just be an actual need to relieve yourself.
If that’s not it, relief from a difficult situation is in sight. Dreaming about wetting your bed: practice more abstinence. Drinking urine in a dream: the urine is a symbol of the medicine you need to take to improve your health.
Depth Psychology: Excrement and human waste products are a symbol of relief, of letting go, and setting oneself free. Reacting with disgust means that you’re afraid others will not accept you. See Excrement.... Dreamers Dictionary
In dreams, vaccinations alert of problems that will arrive in the life of the dreamer.
It is necessary, therefore, to pay attention to this type of dreams to avoid some type of disgrace. However, the dream references a problem with a solution, that you can prevent with some caution.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Ideas or feelings received from someone else— depending upon how you feel in the dream, what has been received can aid in meeting negative influences in life; influence of other people in your life; may be similar to injection and suggest sexual intercourse. See injection. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Dreaming about being vaccinated: people are dishonest and trying to make life difficult tor you—defend yourself! Watching a child being vaccinated: you are protecting a defenseless person from being attacked (with a sharp, “piercing tongue”).
Depth Psychology: The dream is a sign that you want to immunize yourself against other people’s hostilities, nastiness, and malice. These people are not important—don’t take them seriously. Besides, everyone is entitled to his own brand of meanness!... Dreamers Dictionary
Material aspects: In normal everyday life, vaccination is an action that initially hurts but is ultimately for our benefit.
To dream that we are being vaccinated therefore suggests we are likely to be hurt by someone (perhaps emotionally), though ultimately it will be for our own good. Consult the entries for injection and needle for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vaccination in a dream can relate to sickness in one’s waking life. Perhaps feeling the need to protect oneself from a particular situation or the influence of others. Could also be a sexual symbol. (See also Illness, Needle, Syringe).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A vagina in a dream signifies relief for someone who is experiencing hardship, pressure, or sorrow. It also could mean satisfaction of one’s needs, fulfillment of one’s desire, marriage, partnership, exposing a secret, working with minerals, protecting women’s chastity, imprisonment, the house entrance, the front door, travels, the prayer niche inside a mosque, one’s innermost secret, running water, heat, an oven, a garment, a canyon, discovering a cure for an illness and feeling happy about it, finding an elixir, feeling relief after having sexual relationship with one’s spouse, a grave, distress, one’s wife, fire, a burning desires, family reunion, having children, dispelling doubt about what is right and what is wrong, clearly identifying true from false, finding guidance, or heeding admonition.
If a man looks at a woman’s vagina in a dream, it represents his wicked state of mind, needs, desires, humiliation, or it could represent the high standard a woman has achieved in his eyes. Ifa woman looks at a man’s sexual organ in a dream, it represents her strength and manlike drive. Ifa prisoner finds himselfhaving a vagina in a dream, it means his release from prison, and for someone who is depressed, it means relief from his depression.
If one has to appear in court, it means that he will win his case.
If one is facing an opponent, it means that he will conquer him. Seeing the vagina of an elderly woman in a dream means loss of business. Ifone reenters the womb of a woman through her vagina in a dream, it means his death.
A vagina in a dream also could represent a blood sucker, a murderer, or a deceitful person who portrays piety during the day, then shows his teeth at night. Avagina in a dream also represents a shameless and an insolent worker, or it could represent a bird’s nest. In this sense, capturing a bird, or looking inside a bird’s nest in a dream means getting married.
If a woman sees water entering her vagina in a dream, it means that she will conceive a child.
If a woman’s vagina turns into iron or into any metal in the dream, it means that she has lost all hope in accomplishing her aspirations, satisfying her desires or needs.
(Also see Blowing into the vagina; Looking at a sexual organ; Semen; Effeminate; Sexual intercourse; Sodomy)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The vagina refers to much more than a woman’s sexual feelings and drives. It depicts the urges and processes of her being which are the foundations of her waking personality.
The ability to procreate; the glandular bias which connects with what the conscious personality faces in emotional, mental and physical disposition; the caring, nurturing feelings which emerge out of sexual mating when healthy; the desire for a mate; the sense of connection and identity with other women, other female creatures and female aspects of nature. In its positive aspect it may represent the sure confidence with which a woman may demand from her man that he treat her womanhood with the respect it deserves. This means meeting the full flood of her sexual need with its desire for a child, a caring and supportive nest to rear that child in, and her female creativity which may rise from ihat basic reproductive drive into other social creativity and personal demand for respect.
Example: He was very brown, could have been a native but he didn’t feel strange to me. We were making love, I was very aware of the pleasure in my lower body. It was very slippy slidy and wet, there was enjoyment for both of us. Very intense body feelings with a childlike quality, not passion— but pleasure and joy in my vagina’ (Susy I). Susy is feeling happy and joyful about her ‘native’ or natural sexual feelings —particularly the sensual side of sex. Sensual pleasure, as with emotional pleasure, is as much a food for our physical and emotional self as bread is for our physical body.
In a woman’s dream, generally how one feels about one’s own sexual needs, but this includes procreation as well; the health or feeling state of the sexual self and physical vagina; her central femininity; sexual urge; ability to have a child; concept of her physical attraction; temple or church of life, one’s experience of motherhood or experience of the procrea- tive relationship with one’s mother. Example: ‘I had very little pubic hair and thought it must be because I had just had a shower, but, no, on looking again I had very little hair. I was hugging Mary (a friend), my arms around her back and one hand holding her vagina. It was then I noticed she was the shape of a man there. I drew away for a second at the discovery then felt OK as it meant I was hugging a male/female person. We were very warm together.
(Two days before this dream my husband had said his mother called a vagina a Mary.)’ (Lucy R). Lucy is ‘touching’ or becoming aware of what could be seen as her own wholeness, which includes her male nature.
In male dreams: the vagina represents one’s feelings or fears about meeting a woman’s full sexuality, the deep experience of the relationship with one’s mother, binh and how mother met one’s emerging male sexuality; one’s desire for sexual expression. Bleeding vagina: his trauma, fears about a woman and sex. Example: ‘She was now quite naked, dead and stiff, but still bleeding from the vagina. I walked along, the dead body walked like a clockwork soldier. It was quite hornble to see its semblance to life’ (Derek A). Derek’s relationship with a woman, and with his own emotions and sexuality, is dead’ and deeply hun—the blood. He can mechanically have sex—the clockwork soldier—but not with deep feeling bonds or satisfaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Most often, dreams of the vagina are to do with self-image. In a woman’s dream it highlights her receptivity. In a man’s dream it suggests his need to be penetrative, both mentally and physically. You may also like to consult the entry for sex / sexual images.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a male dreamer this will usually signify sexual desire. If, however, the vagina seems to be about to gobble you up, it probably symbolizes either a dominating mother or spouse or an unintegrated anima (for anima, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)—(6)).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
In a dream, a veterinarian is a person who adorns and beautifies distinguished and honored people, and who supports and assists them in developing strength. Seeing a veterinarian in a dream also means performing a marriage ceremony, travels, a pharmacist or a merchant. In a dream, a veterinarian also means nursing the wounded soldiers in the battlefield.
A veterinarian in a dream also may be interpreted as one’s physician, one who practices righteousness, a wise man, a specialist in setting broken bones, cupping, or practicing bloodletting medicine.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a veterinarian is a representation that your instinctual side has take control of your life. You must find a way to return to your more civilized nature before you destroy the things around you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a Veterinarian signify that you are caring and have compassion for the innocent, helpless, sweet and vulnerable parts of yourself. You are tending to and caring for your animal instincts.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A veterinarian is a doctor and as such connects to the archetype of healing. Veterinarians specialize in animals and therefore also relate to the wisdom available from the archetypes of the animal kingdom. As you heal certain wounds and limitations, you may be drawn closer to the power of animal medicine.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams