Dream Interpretation Interrupt(ions) | Dream Meanings
1. Inability to make oneself heard or understood, especially by a superior or mate.
2. Lack of conﬁdence in completing tasks or handling situations.
3. Fear of saying or doing the “wrong thing.”
What relationship is sustained between the average man and his dreams?
Then why is man not always able to correctly interpret his dreams?
If they relate to the future, why is it we so often dream of the past?
Why is it that present environments often influence our dreams?
What is an apparition?
How does subjectivity deal with time?
If that is so, why can’t you tell us accurately of our future as you do of our past?
Initials for peoples’ names with whom you’ve had recent important
According to ancient dream oracles, a portent of the initials for future friends, lovers, or meaningful acquaintances. Look to the rest of the dream for more clarification on which outcome best applies.
Abbreviations for a well-known, easily recognized organization that has some symbolic import to your current situation.
For example, the AMA (American Medical Association) might relate directly to your health, and possibly the need to seek a physician’s advice.
A series of letters that acronymically relate to a well-known phrase or aphorism. While instances of this experience are less common, the subconscious sometimes reduces information into brief formats, akin to a mental shorthand. Even in this format, however, the dreamer usually recognizes the symbolic phrase quickly. One good example here would be the well-known “TGIF” as an abbreviation of “Thank God It’s Friday,” symbolizing some type of relief or jubilation.... The Language of Dreams
Self-blame or guilt manifesting through the dream. Feeling unjustly accused by others.
A moral conflict. Uncertainty over the true motivations for one’s actions, or those of other people.... The Language of Dreams
If you are the accused, malicious scandal may cause you minor embarrassment.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A tailor doing alterations to a garment in a dream also could represent a preacher or a teacher at whose hands many people will repent of their sins and walk on God’s path.
A tailor doing alterations and handling trims and the ends of things represents a charitable person who makes someone happy by taking somethingfrom him and giving it to others.
(Also see Tailor)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you were just aware of the flowers you will have an unusual social success.
If your dream involved gathering the blooms you may expect a pleasant sur prise, probably in the form of a valuable gift White carnations predict a gratifying increase in status; bright red ones forecast an exciting love affair; pink ones indicate a happy domestic situation, and dark red or odd colored ones are an omen of prosperity through the help of good friends.
See also Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If images of Christmas, Easter, New Year or Thanksgiving appear in your dream, your dreaming mind may be prompting you to pay more attention to your spiritual beliefs.
If Christmas is disappointing or forgotten in your dreams, perhaps you need to lower your expectations in waking life.
If you were taking part in a carnival or procession in your dream, who or what was in the procession or carnival? Were you getting involved in the action or missing out on what your waking life has to offer? If your dream festival was celebrating someone or something, who or what was being celebrated may hold the key to the interpretation.
If you dream of a village fete, it is well to recall that these events often involve some rivalry and competition; perhaps this is significant to your interpretation. To dream of any occasion for rejoicing, such as a graduation, birthday party, promotion or investiture is a positive sign of an upbeat mood.
If you are not joining in with the fun, consider whether you need to brighten up your outlook on life. In general, dream celebrations present us with images of what life could be like if you got that promotion, passed that examination or got the partner of your dreams. They are good examples of wish-fulfillment in dreams. Chilled champagne, finger food, piñatas and brightly colored decorations are all symbols of celebration that may emphasize an elated waking mood in dreamland.
real or imagined family arguments, disagreements, tensions and grudges to highlight and bring to your attention those unresolved tensions associated with your family life that are still holding you back in your waking life; for example, sibling rivalry or lack of respect for authority or the parent figure. Alternatively if your family life is healthy and happy, and you still have dreams in which family arguments occur, your dreaming mind may conjure up such images to highlight possible feelings of insecurity; perhaps you feel that you are failing to live up to the standards and expectations of your relatives.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that your partner was okay with you cheating, you may feel be feeling guilty about something. Alternately, this dream can suggest that you are exploring areas of your sexuality, but still wish to remain with your real-life partner.
To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.
To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
Unfulfilled instinctual desires provide the energy for manv of our dreams, and the fact that an instinctive desire remains unfulfilled may be connected with a traumatic experience in childhood. That experience has probably been repressed because it was traumatic - causing guilt, anxiety, fear of punishment. (For repression) Your dreams may, therefore, be helping you to uncover the source of these blockages which inhibit the free flow of the natural forces within you.
(2) Recurring dreams may represent some psychic disturbance or problem that originated in childhood. Here are some examples:
Dreams of being naked may sometimes represent recollections of, and perhaps longing for, the paradise of childhood when one w alked
around unclothed without embarrassment. (Sometimes these dreams, as Freud said, express a desire for someone of the opposite sex to present himself / herself in the nude, and stem from sexual frustration.)
Dreams of flying or falling may derive from childhood enjoyment of swings and see-saws. They may express straightforward yearnings for the remembered joy of childhood, but they may also reflect one’s present state of unhappiness and a futile desire to retreat from one’s problematic adult life. A problem is not a thing; rather, it is a relationship - for example, a relationship of conflict either between your external circumstances and your inner wishes (in which case the solution consists in either remov ing yourself from the circumstances or modifying your wishes) or between one part of your psyche and another (in which case the solution is to integrate the part that has been neglected). See also Falling, Flying.
Dreams of failure stem from childhood fears of disapproval from parents. However, die fact that your dreams contain these recollections suggests that you have programmed yourself for anxiety.
If so, begin by loving the child that is still within you: reassure it, tell it that everything is all right and that there is no such thing as failure where there is love. See also Failure.
(3) Dreams which contain recollections of yourself as a free and happy child may indicate a desire to find your true self. The child is then a symbol of the complete and permanent inner freedom and joy which are enjoyed only when you have become acquainted with all the forces within you - both conscious and unconscious - and have established harmonious relationships among them. See also Child, sections (2)-(4).
(4) The child may represent the primitive psyche with which your conscious ego needs to get acquainted if wholeness is to be achieved. This primitive psvche is the mind of humankind in its infancy, before the development of self-consciousness and reasoning. This original awareness is still with us, but buried in unconsciousness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
There is a clear difference between light and dark in the dream, especially if it features an indoor location. Darkness can mean that your situation is unclear or confused; it could also suggest being in unknown or difficult territory, or it may represent a secret part of yourself or a part that you do not know.
Another interpretation suggests depression or the darker aspects of life. Light is the opposite. Light represents clearness, insight and enlightenment, and can signify the light at the end of the tunnel or seeing the light. It also has much to do with confidence. To feel lighter suggests feeling good about yourself.
If the light is very bright, it can suggest the development of intuition or insight.
If your dream took place in the bright daytime sunshine or in the shadow of a dark night, your memory of the dream will be tinged with optimism, associated with the light and brightness, or pessimism, associated with the darkness.
If a gray and faded shade of green appeared in your dream, this may be referring to the dullness of your waking life. On the other hand, if the green was bright and vivid, it may be suggesting a period of new growth. Background colors therefore play an important part in creating the ambience or feel of the dream and in influencing your reaction to it. For example, if you have a favorite or least-favorite color, its appearance in your dream may also reinforce your positive and negative reaction to it.
In some instances, you may find yourself trying to interpret a dream but the details have faded from your memory; that is apart from the glittering dark blue suit your friend was wearing. Why would your unconscious have dressed your friend in this way? The answer may lie in the archetypal symbolic meaning of blue, or your personal association with it. Indeed, any color that was highlighted in your dream may have been sending you a message from your unconscious; your task is to try to make a link between what that color means to you, the context in which it appeared, your real-life circumstances and the symbolic connotations associated with that particular color.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see the gnostics of a land means increase in one’s knowledge.
To see the wise men of a land, means increase in one’s wisdom.
To see the preachers of a town in a dream means spiritual growth and increase in one’s happiness.
To see the righteous dwellers of a land and God’s trustees therein in a dream means increase in one’s devotion. Ifone sees past companions alive in a dream, it means prosperity, justice and economic growth for the inhabitants, coming from a God-fearing leadership.
If one sees himself resurrecting one of the companions, their followers or successors in a dream, it means that he will revive his practices and traditions.
If one sees himself turned into one of the known righteous companion or followers of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace in a dream, it means trials in one’s life to equal the exalted station of such blessed beings, though the end is praiseworthy.
(Also see Righteous people; Scholars)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. If given, dreamer will help someone else. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To have important relationships in a dream also cools the divine wrath, as when giving charity in secret. This is true unless one’s connections or circle holds to a group of evil companions, or if he mingles with a band of conspirators.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The celestial pole in a dream represents a devout worshiper or a high rankingcommander-Pollux means delays-The Ursa Major and Ursa Minor mean pursuit, following, signs of guidance or tracks of moving around-Triangulum means conditions-Vela means confrontation-Viergo means a contraceptive-and Vulpicula means screaming.
(Also see Celestial spheres; Dog; Star)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A dialogue between the subconscious and conscious, or Higher Self and conscious, either of which should be closely heeded.
Communications from other beings, such as spirits, Devic entities, angels, icons, or divine figures. Again, take careful note of what gets said.
A discussion within your own mind examining various options through the dialogue.... The Language of Dreams
It is a warning against light love affairs.
Seeing cushions portends a successful love affair for the unmarried; and happiness for those who are wedded.
Making a cushion predicts improvement in love affairs or business.... The Complete Dream Book
If there are a lot of dandelions . .. watch out!... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives. You may also like to consult the individual entries for airport and departing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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
2. Ability to accept criticism.
3. Uncertain of direction in life, disorientation.
4. A sense of purpose. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A direction can also be an answer from God concerning a move in life... Christian Dream Symbols
Right is a beneficial direction (note the term righteous), generally revealing positive actions and motivations.
Movement upward may be a type of ascension dream that shows your personal progress, hopes, and improvement.
Downward movement may show dissension, fatality, or pessimism that leads to feeling literally “down.” Alternatively, this can signify a new focus on your internal nature—an exploration that often proves very useful to personal growth.
When two directions are featured at the same time, this symbolizes harmony and balance between opposites (see Cross). Conversely, this can also indicate an internal tug of war between two facets of your being.
Being shown directions by a compass or a map reveals feelings of being somewhat lost or out of place in your current situation (see Blueprints, Schematics).
Each direction on a compass has slightly different meanings. North is cool, denoting frozen movement and frosty emotions. East is the point of the rising .raw, bringing hope and a new beginning. South is for fire, which can warm, energize, or consume depending on its potency, and West is the water or emotional center where fountains of creativity or floods of feeling may originate.... The Language of Dreams
The meaning depends on what you did afterwards.
If you tried to follow the directions, you are able to see yourself clearly and listen to the opinions of others.
If you didn’t, you have a problem dealing with authority. Perhaps you are overly sensitive.
If you dreamed of giving directions, this refers to your goals and search for purpose in life. You are on a path toward self-realization.... My Dream Interpretation
This tradition was transmitted from the folkloric tales about the arc of God's prophet Noah. In this sense, in dream interpretation, snot came to mean an impudent and insolent child or a newborn. In the same sense, ejaculated fluid and snout came to mean a son. (See Nasal mucus, p. 300.)
Equating slandering with curse, God Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an: "Those who slander chaste women-are cursed." (Qur'an 24:23). The common proverb says, "If you live in a glass house, do not cast stones at others." Here again, the interpreter made an association between one's own faults, weakness, and imperfection, and those of a glass house. Concerning severing relations with one's family, God Almighty says: ''We broke them up into sections on this earth." (Qur'an 7: 168). Equating washing one's hands with hope, people also say, "I washed my hands from it", meaning I have no further interest in it or any hope in it.... Dreampedia
2. Feelings of alienation, social awkwardness, low self-esteem.
3. Extreme fear of rejection (to “dump” someone). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Choices that we all must make, especially those that affect your interaction with the community or those associated with legal matters.
Political game playing at the office or in other circumstances.... The Language of Dreams
2- Occasionally in order to understand a dream it is easier to ignore the symbols and simply work with the moods, feelings and emotions that have surfaced. Doing this will yen,- often give us a clearer interpretation of what is going on inside us, rather than confusing ourselves by trying to interpret myriad symbols.
3- Our emotional requirement, particularly responsiveness, to something which is a more subtle energy permits us to begin the process of development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A ‘lifting of the spirits’ is indeed a change in consciousness and perhaps a reaching towards something beyond ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Otherwise, we would ultimately explode. Sometimes when we dream, we feel very strong emotions impossible to experience in real life. According to Jung, they come from the less developed part (the shadow) of our psyche.
Some superstitions recommend interpreting dreams by reversing the emotions provoked. If, for example, you dream that you are angry, it means that soon you will receive good news.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistoned. We therefore do not need to interpret them, simply to acknowledge them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.
The images in a dream may be the way we unconsciously pictorialise our flux of feelings and the play of internal energy flows.
For instance love or sexual drive can give rise to physical movement—as in sexual intercourse. Repression of sex or love also represses such physical movements, leading to tension and conflict, which might be presented in the drama of a dream.
Example: ‘I was with my wife, walking along a street, on holiday with her. But I felt awful tension. It was the son of stress I feel when I have turned off my sexual flow—as I have at the moment’ (Brian V). Brian can easily see the connection between the dream feelings and his everyday life, although sometimes we need to practise this. But the situation could as easily be expressed as a dream image of a blocked river.
The underlying feelings would then be less easy to grasp.
Example: ‘I was in a very ancient crumbling building, confronted by a large stone door, deeply engraved with many designs and creatures. I began to open the door and felt high feelings of anxiety. I realised this was an initiation and I must calm my feelings in order to pass beyond the door, i.e. if I were controlled by my feelings I would run away’ (Derek F). How we meet the emotions in our dreams illustrates our habitual method of dealing with them.
The feelings of anxiety in Derek’s dream were met and moved beyond, but this is unusual. This is because most of us change our direction as soon as there is a hint of fear.
The amount of nicotine and alcohol human beings consume suggests how poorly we meet anxiety. Going beyond fear or pain is an initiation which opens doors for us. We might now apply for the job, ask for the date, raise the issue, express the creativity, make the journey abroad, which anxiety previously kept us from. We see this in the next example: I had a ring on my marriage finger. It was a thin band of gold. I woke up frightened’ (Angela). Angela is not married and feels anxiety about the commitment.
Dreams give us a safe area to express emotions which might be difficult or dangerous to release socially. Anger in a dream may be expressing what we failed to express in a waking encounter, or it might be our habitual response. It may also be directed against ourself. Dreams also contain many positive emotions. Sometimes they present a new aspect of feeling which is life enhancing.
A person who habitually felt at odds with her father and relatives experienced a dream in which she felt forgiveness for the first time. This was entirely new for her and led to a reconciliation with her family.
Some feeling states in a dream are subtle, and may be more evident in terms of the symbols than the feelings.
A grey drear environment suggests depression and lack of pleasure.
A sunny light environment with flowers and colour shows pleasure and good feelings.
A country landscape depicts quite a different feeling state to a smoky busy city street. We can define these for ourself using the techniques described under dream processing.
Whatever feelings or emotions we meet in our dreams, many of them are bound to be habitual responses we have to life. Where these habits are negative we can begin to change them by working with the dream images as described in the last question under dream processing. See love; hostility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
• However, dreams deal with emotions and memories and any new relationship exposes you to emotional vulnerability. This will trigger your dreaming mind to conjure up examples of when you felt similarly vulnerable which will tend to involve your exes. Explore issues of insecurity.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
A particular way of being in the world as represented by the character being executed is no longer necessary.
If it is you who is being executed, then it is your whole sense of identity that is being confronted with drastic change.
If you are doing the executing, then your ego mind is getting ready for some dynamic housecleaning.
If neither of these scenarios is the case, consider what you know about the person being executed. You will find what is currently up for transformation in the character aspect that the individual embodies.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you set out to go somewhere, or to do something, and fail in your purpose, then expect money losses and worry in business.... Mystic Dream Book
2. If long objects, phallic symbols. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of explosions that destroy buildings and people, you are afraid of firm commitments, especially where love is concerned.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
For Native Amencans, the four directions bring spiritual power into manifestation on the earth.
(See Compass, and East, North, South, West.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Try to be philosophical; they will pass.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Half: A half of a circle in your dream may represent being diametrically opposed to something.
If the image of half features strongly, it may also indicate lack of thoroughness, doing things by halves or something carried out to an excessive degree e.g. being too clever by half. Another interpretation suggests something that is incomplete, imperfect, having vague intention, not being fully committed to something or having half a mind to do it. Sharing expenses or ‘going halves’ is another possible interpretation. It may also symbolize the number two, as a third might symbolize the number three, fourth four, fifth five, sixth six and so on.... The Element Encyclopedia
If we do not argue any particular theory, however, then perhaps we see dreams as having a much wider function.
The most primal drives observable are survival, growth and reproduction. Other urges, such as eating, social position, curiosity, are secondary.
The human animal appears to have survived and reproduced more capably after the development of self awareness, language and reasoning. With or without these, we remain an animal with a psychobiological nature. All animals are known to dream. All animals share a certain situation. They have an internal world out of which arises impulses (to eat, to mate, to avoid danger) and feeling reactions (anger, fear, anticipation). And they have an external world which confronts them with real survival dangers, sources of food, a mate, changes in environmental conditions.
A dream lies somewhere between these two worlds.
We can think of the human personality as being like a special son of cavity into which all these influences are dropped or are thrown. Physical sensations, internal drives and emotions, language, social rules, religious ideas; prompts to make decisions; news of war, massive media and advertising information, are all dropped in.
The cavity has to deal with it, but as it is a mixture of things, many of which are in opposition, some sort of balance has to be kept. But how? And it cannot be simply a matter of throwing out all of one sort or aspect of things. Eradicating the memory of criticism might make us more calm, but it would limit the process of psychological growth, which has survival value.
Dreams can be seen to be connected with our survival and self regulating process. Because this involves all aspects of oneself and one’s experience, one cannot give dreams a single definition. They probably have many secondary functions, such as an interface to balance the internal and external influences, to compensate between the inner needs and outer reality—a baby may miss its feed so, to cope with this primal need, it may dream of being fed. Traumatic or exterior dangerous events, which cannot be processed immediately, can be stored and dealt with (experimented with or abreacted) while asleep. In higher mammals, infant traumas can be stored and dealt with in sleep when, or if, a stronger ego develops.
To meet the loneliness and isolation of consciousness’ or fears of death, the dream can link the waking self with its unconscious sense of unity or God.
To meet survival needs of primitive human beings prior to rational thought, the dream probably acted as a computer, synthesising experience and information, giving rise to creative solutions to hunting or social situations, presented as sleeping or waking imagery. This may explain why many pnmitive people say skills such as farming, weaving, writing, were told them by a vision of a god or goddess.
If we realise that the dream is an end product of a process which produces it, it enables us to see that the process’ (the survival function which regulates, compensates, links, problem solves) can be accessed without meeting the dream. See sleep movements; dream process as computer; Adler; Freud; Jung. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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
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
Similarly, if you experience inappropriate happiness or elation at a dream funeral or death, this might point to your being in a state of denial in order to protect yourself from the reality of a personal loss.... The Element Encyclopedia
Although the term is now applied to both men and women, at first it only referred to the male version of the complex. In women, the Electra complex was said to exist. In the myth of Electra, she masterminded the murder of her mother to avenge her father’s death. According to Freud, the Oedipus and Electra complexes are universal phenomena, being responsible for much unconscious guilt and for dreams that focus on the death of a parent or lover.
Jung saw the world of dreams and relationships quite differently.
He rejected Freud’s heavy emphasis on sexuality and the Oedipus and Electra complexes as a key to interpretation. For Jung, dreams were not just a way of helping us to understand conflicts and anxieties, but also a way to encourage the creative unfolding and development of a person’s whole potential. Jung developed a theory called the ’soul image’, in relation to the human need to create a sense of wholeness. The soul image tends to be an archetypal image. The symbols that represent the soul image often appear in dreams that involve intimacy with the opposite sex, but they can also be represented in countless other ways. For example, the sea is feminine in dreams as it is associated with waters of the womb and the earth is also feminine.
Symbols of masculinity can appear in dreams as bulls or lions or any other phallic symbol, such as a tall building. Jung felt that dreams can be used to discover and explore soul images to help us become a fuller and more balanced person.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are giving instructions refers to your goals and search for purpose. You are on a path toward self-realization.... My Dream Interpretation
(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).
.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Lack of conﬁdence in completing tasks or handling situations.
3. Fear of saying or doing the “wrong thing.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is possible that the dreamer is going through a repressed period of profound sadness and mourning and the cries he hears are the ones he would like to utter.
If this is not the case, the cause of the cries is a feeling of guilt that manifests in the dream. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are attacked by a lion means that you have many problems to solve. Defy negative emotions that will cause your downfall.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Seeing specific cities, states, or countries in your dream may have some bearing on the overall interpretation.
For example, if the region has a symbolic name like Taylor, MI, this could indicate the need to “tailor” your activities or character to fit a specific situation. Areas that have animal names can be interpreted similarly, like Buffalo, NY, revealing a personality that tends to stampede over everyone standing in her / his way.... The Language of Dreams
Christianity and dreams
According to traditional Christianity, the purpose of dreams is to improve communication with God; this can be shown by the constant references in the Bible to communication through the medium of dreams between man and God, man and the angels, and between man and his higher self. The moral standards of the dreamer may be reflected in the clarity and degree of quality of their dreams.
Hinduism and dreams
Hindu dream interpretation puts great importance on individual dream images, and relates them to gods and demons. This belief that dream symbols may be universal as well as individual is similar to the more modern ideas put forward by Carl Jung in his theory of the ’collective unconscious’.
Islam and dreams
Dreams, according to Muslim scholars, are of three types. The first of these are sound dreams that are indicative of glad tidings. These can include premonitions of the future. A second type of dream is said to be evil and the result of Satanic whisperings or inspirations. A third type of dream can be termed as ’idle dreams’, and they are the result of eating unpalatable foods, the over-exercise of one’s imaginations, or experiences in life which might also be reflected in one’s dreams.
Judaism and dreams
Dreams have long been considered a legitimate form of divine revelation in Jewish mysticism and throughout Jewish history—from Hagar, Joseph and King Solomon to Sigmund Freud and beyond— Jews have honored their dreams and searched for their deeper meanings. Judaism takes dreams very seriously. In the Bible, we read of the dreams of the great people of Israel: Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and many of the prophets. Judaism is of the opinion that all prophecy, except for the prophecy of Moses, was transmitted to the prophets when they were in a dreamlike, almost catatonic, trance. The Talmud places heavy emphasis on the interpretation of the dream as the key to its fulfillment.
If a seemingly bad or frightening dream is interpreted positively, no ill effects from that dream will ever actually occur.
Other traditions and dreams
Oriental traditions concerning dreams are comparative and philosophical; the dreamer’s state of mind is thought to be of more importance than the predictive power of the dreams themselves.
Ancient Chinese philosophy holds that the soul is separated from the body whilst dreaming and that several levels of consciousness exist; the dreamer’s horoscope, time of year, and the individual’s physical condition are all taken into consideration when interpreting dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the mansion was luxuriously furnished, be prepared to accept some changes that will not be to your liking; however, if it was empty or in bad condition, you can expect the change to be for the better, although it may not at first appear that way.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The emotion may be symbolically represented or experienced in the dream or later on in the form of the emotions you experience after awakening. Most dream analysts believe that the emotional atmosphere and feeling of a dream are important clues for its interpretation. This is because when a symbol or dream scenario arouses a particular emotion, your dreaming mind is suggesting to you that this is an emotion that you need to either suppress or, more typically, release in waking life. According to Jung, dreams are a wonderful way of identifying repressed emotions and feelings, and, by so doing, they can encourage emotional and spiritual wholeness and healing.
Negative emotions, such as fear, anger and sadness, tend to occur more often in dreams than pleasant emotions. Fear and anxiety are the most commonly expressed emotions in dreams. Anger ranks next. As the language of dreams is symbolic, you might have trouble identifying what triggered your negative dream in some cases.
If this is the case, consulting CHANGE AND CONFLICT, DISASTERS, NIGHTMARES, LOSS AND FRUSTRATION, SPIRITS AND GHOSTS and STAGES OF LIFE or other dream entries that inspire negative emotions or situations may help. See also POSITIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you eat them, you will overcome all opposition.
If you see them growing, there will be just enough of rivalry in your affairs, to make things interesting. Cooked onions, denote placidity and small gains in business.
To dream that you are cutting onions and feel the escaping juice in your eyes, denotes that you will be defeated by your rivals. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Facing problems that may make one cry. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To gather onions, joyful news, recovery from illness and a speedy removal (Artemidorus). ... The Fabric of Dream
If you dream of eating onions, some say you will be a receiver of stolen property while others say you will discover some hidden treasure. However, many Gypsies say that eating onions means you will get into a very disagreeable argument, perhaps with your own family.
To throw away onions means you will break up with your spouse or lover.
If you buy onions, you will receive an unexpected bonus.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you are eating them, you. will receive some money, recover some lost or stolen thing, or discover some hidden treasure; your sweetheart will be faithful, but of a cross temper. It also denotes attacks from thieves and a failure of crops.
If you are gathering onions, it betokens the receipt of some unexpected news of a joyful kind, the recovery of some sick person of your family» or a speedy removal from your present situation.... The Complete Dream Book
A dream that you are slicing onions suggests being won over by your enemies.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you see the onions growing, there will be just enough of rivalry in your affairs to make things interesting. Dreams of cutting onions and getting tears in your eyes mean that you may be defeated by your rivals.... My Dream Interpretation
To be cutting or peeling onions, a need to work harder to avoid defeat or frustration.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
its ability to induce tears and the many layers that make up its structure.
Dreaming of them may indicate one or both of these inherent meanings. You may be expressing a level of emotional expression that is not quite authentic. On the other hand, onions may symbolize the process one must go through to get to the heart of any matter that can only be done layer by layer in a slow, methodical fashion.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Amethyst: Transition to spiritual awareness, higher knowledge, insight.
Apple Green: Powers of healing.
Aquamarine: Communication, expanded awareness.
Avocado Green: New beginnings.
Azure: Honesty, sincerity.
Blue Green: Spiritual healing.
Blue Gray: Fear of new ideas.
Blue Purple: İdealism.
Blue Violet: Honor, spiritual truth, devotion, inspiration.
Brick Red: Selfishness.
Bright Green: Uplifting.
Bright Orange: Health, vitality.
Bright Purple: Spiritual insight.
Bright Red: Courage.
Bright Yellow: Enlightened intellect, sense of fun.
Burgundy: Wealth, success, elegance, prosperity; in dreams, indicative of your potential power, or your desire for power and recognition.
Caramel: Career goals, aspirations.
Charcoal Gray: Depression.
Clear Brown: Avarice.
Clear Red: High energy.
Cloudy Orange: Confusion.
Cloudy Red: Greed, cruelty.
Cobalt Blue: İntuition
Copper: Fertility, career maneuvers, passion, money goals.
Coral: Friendship, friends.
Cranberry Red: Love, passion, energy, enthusiasm, courage.
Cream: Acceptance, tolerance, maturity.
Crimson: Optimistic, reckless, mournful.
Dark Brown: Materialistic approach to life, wistfulness, melancholy, indecision, fatigue.
Dark Green: Jealousy, rivalry, ambition, greed, insecurity, selfishness.
Dark Gray: Energy and guidance for problems to come.
Dark Orange: Distrust, deceit.
Dark Pink: Gentle and unconditional love, thankfulness.
Dark Purple: Deep devotion, deep compassion, vision.
Dark Red: High energy, strong determination, strong passion, anger, aggression.
Dark Turquoise: Heightening of communication, sensitivity and creativity.
Dark Yellow: Caution, jealousy, deceit.
Deep Blue: High spiritual attainment.
Deep Crimson: Shame.
Deep Gold: Prosperity.
Deep Orange: Pride.
Deep Pink: Marriage, mature love, trust, thankfulness.
Deep Red: Unconscious beauty.
Dirty Green: Envy, spite, illness, jealousy.
Dull Gray Brown: Selfishness.
Dull Yellow: False optimism.
Dusty Pink: Sexual desire.
Electric Blue: İndividuality, originality, encourages uniqueness, stimulates the need for behaving with humanity, creating innovation.
Emerald Green: Money, prosperity, peace of mind.
Fuchsia: Connection to spirituality and meditation, readiness to let go of old attitudes, preparedness for change.
Golden Brown: Friendship, illumination, wisdom.
Golden Orange: Self-control.
Golden Yellow: Joy, gladness.
Green Gray: Envy, deceit, fear.
Green Yellow: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.
Gray Brown: Selfishness.
Hot Pink: Sex, lust.
Imperial Purple: Dreams, aspirations.
Indian Red: Leadership, valor.
Indigo: Spirituality, deceit.
Ivory: Superiority, slightly tainted purity.
Jade: Charitable nature.
Lavender: İntuition, dignity, spiritual growth, equilibrium, daintiness, nostalgia, femininity, soothing, affection and devotion.
Leaden Gray: Meanness, lack of imagination.
Lemon: Stimulates and vitalizes the brain. Cleansing.
Lemon Green: A liar, a cheat.
Lemon Yellow: Strong sense of direction in life.
Light Blue: Hope, faith, harmony, peace, tranquility, forgiveness, fidelity, honesty, patience, devotion.
Light Green: Youth, potential, vitality, health.
Light Gray: Fear.
Light Pink: Sexual love, love, romance, grace, joy.
Light Purple: İncreased psychic power, spiritual prowess, fantasy, romance.
Light Red: Happiness, courage, success.
Light Violet: Enchantment.
Light Yellow: High wisdom, intellect.
Lilac: Acceptance of responsibility, awakening, enchantment.
Lime Green: Abundance.
Magenta: Emotional healing.
Maroon: Sacrifice, courage, bravery, heroism, strength.
Mauve: Cooperation, trust, and self-confidence.
Midnight Blue: Damaged pride, protection.
Mint Green: Financial gain.
Muddy Orange: Pride, vanity.
Muddy Pink: İmmaturity.
Mustard: Difficulty in rationalizing, jealousy,
Navy Blue: Strong emotions, self-pity, wallowing.
Off White: Realism, peace of mind.
Olive: Peace, natural wisdom, uniformity.
Olive Green: Natural wisdom, harmony, need for peace in your environment.
Opaque: Grounded awareness.
Orange Brown: Self-indulgence, sloth, laziness, immorality, perversion, ignorance.
Orange Red: Sexuality, energy.
Orchid: Physical energy, happiness, power, healing.
Pale Blue: Sensitivity.
Pale Green: Empathy, sympathy, weakness.
Pale Peach: Modesty.
Pale Pink: True love.
Pale Primrose: Great intellectual power.
Pale Yellow: Shyness.
Peach: İnnocent love intermixed with wisdom, gentle strength, protection, confidence, communication.
Pearl: Spiritual mediums.
Pink Red: Outrage, imagination, innovation.
Quartz: Protection and purification.
Red Brown: Subdued emotions, deep anger, temperamental.
Rosy Pink: Unselfish love.
Royal Blue: Promoting laughter and joviality, loyalty, confidence, friendship, success.
Ruby Red: Passionate love, passionate anger.
Sable: Constancy, prudence, wisdom, abstinence and sobriety.
Salmon Pink: Job satisfaction.
Sapphire Blue: Broader perception, inner peace, spiritual healing.
Scarlet: Lust, excitement, sexuality, physical vigor, vibrancy, ostentation, manipulation, courage, passion, volatility.
Sea Green: Emotional healing and protection, calming influence, dynamic motivation.
Silver Blue: Deep wisdom, intuition, opportunities.
Silver Gray: Meditation, relaxation.
Sky Blue: İncreased psychic ability, lucid dreaming, hope, restfulness, peace.
Spring Green: Children, fertility.
Sunlight Yellow: Creativity, warmth, optimism.
Teal: Trustworthiness, devotion, healing, spiritual guidance and teaching.
Tomato Red: Pride.
Turquoise: Healing power, natural energy, the sun, fire, prosperity, peace, generosity, growth.
Violet Red: Passion, sex.
Yellow Green: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.
Yellow Orange: İntellectual.... The Element Encyclopedia
Perhaps you have woken up from a dream with feelings of euphoria or unexplained happiness, or found yourself laughing without knowing why. Every now and again your dreaming mind may give you an emotional and psychological boost by creating images in which you feel deeply secure, happy and loved. It may also conjure up images of freedom, adventure, success and excitement to spur you on. Dreams that leave you with such lingering feelings of joy and exhilaration are less common than those that leave you with feelings of dread and uncertainty. This may be because there are always constant challenges and responsibilities to face in the real world and your dreams tend to reflect your anxieties about meeting these challenges. Even though they are relatively rare, feelings of immense happiness in dreams are just as important to understand as feelings of sadness according to Jung and most other dream analysts. Joyful, uplifting dreams allow you to focus on the real-life experiences and situations that evoked them, as well as the way you feel about yourself and your life.
See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS; RELATIONSHIPS; SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
The time of year (e.g., income tax season) and other aspects of the dream determine its specific meaning.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Each profession illustrated in dreams carries specific meaning, commonly the attribute that first comes to mind when you think of that profession.
For example, an astronaut is adventurous and highly trained, bartenders are thought to be good listeners, and secretaries exhibit strong organizational skills. So, dreaming of all three of these individuals together might indicate the need to hone your personal listening skills for greater effectiveness.
Note that if you cannot find the specific profession dreamt of in the main listings, review that professions central goal, location, and / or tools for possible meaning.
For example, look up nurse under healing or women, and construction workers under hammer, nails, or tools.... The Language of Dreams
If you can answer pro- perly all will go well.... Mystic Dream Book
If you think the celebrity represents a quality in yourself you’d like to foster, don’t assume you have to copy them and follow their life path. Remember dreams only depict the essence of something; the way you choose to put that energy to work, and how it appears in your life, is entirely up to you.... The Element Encyclopedia
These dreams frequently relate to real-life scenarios in which the relationships in the dream mirror those from waking hours. If, however, the relationship takes on different dimensions in the dream, this may reflect your hopes or fears for that association.
Building a relationship with strangers in your dream can indicate building similar bridges between your ego and psyche for self-actualization. It can also reveal a more social attitude developing in which you’re not so shy about extending yourself to others.
Antagonistic relationships in dreams usually divulge your own hostility and conflicts with the persons seen. Alternatively, this may be self-hatred. In either case, the source of the anger needs to be detected and reconciled.... The Language of Dreams
2. Different aspects of self.
3. The ability or desired ability to communicate in a relationship. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are not in an intimate relationship, then you may be preparing yourself for one, fantasizing about an ideal, or sorting through the challenges that are in your way of having one.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream about a relationship with a stranger represents the different sides of your personality. Also see “Crush”, “Friends”, “Love” and “Relatives”.... My Dream Interpretation
Although the following dreams can occur at any stage of your life, you may find that the focus of your relationship dreams shifts during your lifespan. In your teenage years, dream scenarios in which you are suddenly thrown together with someone to whom you are attracted are very common. The goal of the dream is to help you determine if someone is or is not interested in you in waking life. By the mid-twenties, however, relationship dreams move beyond initial attraction and begin to explore who is or is not right for us. This is the time when strangers, celebrities and friends tend to appear as dream lovers and partners. You may find the images shocking but it is important to bear in mind that the images are unlikely to represent the real person and more likely to represent qualities that you are evaluating.
During your thirties and forties, romantic dreams focus on explanations for why relationships may have disappointed in the past and offer dreams that can show you what to go after or avoid in the future. Dreams in which your current partner or lover is unfaithful are extremely common at this time; it is as if your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to your relationship, and secure or safeguard what you have.
During your fifties and sixties, dreams shift their focus onto things you have learned to value in your life. Past and present partners become shorthand symbols for the quality or experience you had with them. For example, your first lover represents passion and excitement or the partner who was unfaithful represents someone who cannot be trusted. Although you may dream of people from your past, your dreaming mind is using them as symbols to refer to your current relationships. From your seventies onwards, dreams are more likely to zoom in on the very nature of love itself to help you gain a deeper understanding of love and affairs of the heart.... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, hotels, inns or guesthouses are symbols of the short-lived nature of some relationships, although hotels can also suggest that your relationship may be heading towards a new level of intimacy. Pay particular attention to the view from your hotel room. Is it beautiful and bright, or dark and gloomy? A harmonious serene landscape bathed in gentle light is always a comforting image and may suggest nostalgia for a lost friend or lover.
Fire gives both heat and light, and is the symbol of strong emotions such as love and anger and self knowledge. In dreams, the appearance of flames or fire may therefore be suggesting some kind of resolution or compromise with your partner. Bear in mind, though, that flames flicker and can be extinguished, so you need to act quickly before they go out.... The Element Encyclopedia
To have strong relationships in a dream cools the divine wrath, as does giving charity in secret. This is true unless one’s connections or circle gathers a group of evil companions, or if one is mingling with a band of conspirators.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Patterns in dreams correspond to patterns in your conscious life, or else - occasionally - a dream may present a pattern for you to follow in your life instead of old patterns. For example, a man may relate in dreams to very feminine women. This may represent an established pattern in his waking life, in which case he is being asked to reassess that pattern. Perhaps he is attracted only to very feminine women because he is projecting on to women his own repressed femininity and needs to
integrate his anima. On the other hand, a dream of relating to a woman in a very bold and assertive manner may be the unconscious way of telling a man he needs to display his masculinity’ more. See also Sex.
An antagonistic or belligerent relationship in a dream probablv indicates a need to be reconciled with the other, whether the other is another person or another part of yourself.
In the dream do you control, or want to control, the relationship? Perhaps the dream is a descriptive one, simply describing how, in fact, you do behave; in which case, your unconscious is probably asking you to review your situation. Perhaps you need to learn to let go, and trust people more. On the other hand, the dream may be a prescriptive one, telling you what you ought to be doing: perhaps you have been too weak and unassertive in the past. Do you tend to be, in your dreams, a mere observer, watching other people relate? Well, it is a good thing to observe, whether what you are observing is external relationships or internal relations between parts of yourself. But the process of self- discovery may be accelerated if you resolve to participate more in future dreams. Try it. Relating with your shadow may be much more revealing than just looking at it.
(2) There may be impersonal or spatio-temporal relationships between dream items or between one episode of a dream and the next. For example, an earlier dream episode may symbolize whatever is the cause of what is symbolized in the following dream episode. (But do not assume that this causal relationship always exists between different parts of a dream.)
If a person is taller than you (in a dream), this may mean that you see that person as superior to yourself.
If the person in the dream represents some part of your psyche, the meaning would then be that your conscious ego tends to submit to this other psychic component.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The way in which the people act will tell you much about future events.
If they are friendly, it foretells happy times; if they have bad intentions, you should be cautious because an disaster could occur in your surroundings.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The latter may represent the relationship between different aspects of the dreamer’s psyche.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams with romantic themes are attempts to answer your questions about relationships and the nature of love. As your dreaming mind searches for answers, it will review your past and present relationships, and try out other people or even celebrities as lovers or partners in order to give you a glimpse of how different your life could be. Such dreams are significant because they can reveal things about your relationship of which you may be unaware in waking life. Because of this, they can be extremely enlightening. Some dream analysts will interpret dreams about relationships as examples of wish-fulfillment or as opportunities to get intimate with people you cannot be close to in waking life. Although this may be true in some cases—we all share the universal longing to be loved—it may not apply to all such dreams. The dreaming mind can use relationship symbols for many different associations.
This chapter focuses on dreams with a romantic theme. For dreams that concern relationships with family members, friends, celebrities and other people, see FAMILY; FAMOUS PEOPLE; GATHERINGS; PEOPLE; POSITIVE EMOTIONS. For dreams with an explicit sexual nature or content, see SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the religion depicted is the one you currently practice, this dream reveals your feelings toward that faith, its tenets, and your activities within that organization.
The subconscious or Higher Self expressing a need to reconnect with sacred powers and spiritual ideals.
Different religions appearing in dreams may stem from your exposure to recent articles or documentaries on the subject.
If this is the case, consider this part of the dream situational.
Each faith has a slightly different focus, which may reflect heavily on your current situation.
For example, Buddhism is highly introspective and philosophical, which might reflect too much brooding on your part, or perhaps not enough, depending on the other dream images.... The Language of Dreams
Enmity among relatives and rupture of relations in a dream means straying away from God’s path, heedlessness, paying a penalty, or it could mean suffering from being exiled as a punishment.
(Also see Enmity)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Biblical icon. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Why do I dream of being intimate with people to whom I’m not attracted? There are several reasons for this.
If you honestly don’t find the person attractive in waking life, they may represent a quality or characteristic that is closely linked to a quality you are exploring or discovering within yourself.
If the partner is particularly unsavory, your dreaming mind may be encouraging you to say no to things that are not right for you.
Are dreams of my partner’s infidelity a warning sign? In some cases, yes, but in the majority of cases such dramas are metaphors for some kind of emotional abandonment or neglect; perhaps your loved one is showing more attention to the children—or to their job or hobbies—than to you.
Do repeated dreams of my first love mean I have not got over him or her? Your first love tends to be a symbol of romantic love in dreams but when they appear in your dreams, it is likely that your dreaming mind is using them as an emblem of love to help you work through your current relationship issues. In most cases, your dreaming mind is focused on current issues.
What do dreams of being back with my ex mean? Dreaming about your ex does not mean you want to be with them. Unless you are convinced that your latest ex is the ’one’, your dreaming mind is using them as an actor to represent your love interest. In most cases, such dreams suggest that you are going over old issues or relationship patterns, and that your dreaming mind is using such images to help you heal and move on to a more positive future. When any relationship breaks down, your dreaming mind will delve into memories, fears and hopes to help you unravel mysteries and gain understanding about what makes real love work. Your inner mind is constantly sorting through what works and what doesn’t work in a relationship, and it will refer back to past relationships to compare strengths and weaknesses and try to make sense of things.
If I have a perfect dream romance, does this mean the perfect partner will appear in my life? In you are single and you have a perfect romantic and sexual dream, this could be wish-fulfillment but it could also be your dreaming mind’s way of reminding you that love and passion are still out there and you should open yourself up to the possibility of romance.
If I have a bizarre or distressing dream about sex, does this mean I’m weird? Don’t interpret your dreaming according to how you judge it when you are awake, and try not to feel guilty. Instead, try to understand the dream and remind yourself that your dreaming mind will use sexual images—even graphic or shocking ones—as metaphors or opportunities to learn about yourself.... Common Dreams
On the other hand, such dreams can on occasion represent someone in your life who is currently influencing you in a positive or a negative way.
Jung felt that we could learn a lot about the human psyche through astrology, not only because the stars and planets are an external reflection of our inner selves, but also because the inherently symbolic nature of astrology allows us to consciously correlate symbols with unconscious knowledge. He associated different archetypes with specific planets, and frequently looked at the birth charts of his patients, believing that the symbols in the charts made suggestions to him from the collective unconscious about that person’s psyche. The following summary of specific planets and their astrological as well as some of their universal archetypal associations will help you make sense of dreams in which planets feature.... The Element Encyclopedia
Friday the thirteenth: The Scandinavians believed that the number thirteen was unlucky due to the twelve mythological demigods being joined by a thirteenth, an evil one, who brought misfortune upon humans. It was also said that Christ was crucified on Friday and the number of guests at the party of the Last Supper was thirteen, with the thirteenth guest being Judas, the traitor.
Walking under a ladder: A leaning ladder forms a triangle with the wall and ground. Triangles represent the Holy Trinity, and violating the Trinity by breaking it (walking through it) would put you in league with the Devil himself.
Black cats: Although sometimes thought to be a symbol of good luck (in ancient Egypt, the Goddess Bast was a black, female cat), during the Middle ages cats were thought to be demons in disguise and should thus be destroyed.
Spilling salt: Salt used to be an expensive commodity used mainly for medicinal purposes. For this reason, spillage was to be avoided at all costs. The idea that it is unlucky to do so probably stems from the belief that Judas spilt salt during the Last Supper.
Other superstitions associated with bad luck and misfortune include: A bat flying into the house. An owl hooting 3 times. 3 butterflies together. Looking at the new moon over your left shoulder. A 5-leaved clover. Breaking a glass whilst proposing a toast. Putting a shirt on inside out. Red and white flowers together. Hearing a rooster crow at night. Cutting your nails on a Friday.
Putting a hat on a bed. Getting out of bed left foot first. Violets blooming out of season. A picture falling. Breaking a mirror. Singing before breakfast. Opening an umbrella indoors. Giving away a wedding present. Stepping on cracks in the sidewalk. An itch inside your nose. Crossed knives. Seeing an owl during daylight. Spilling pepper. Killing a sparrow. Black birds.
Dropping a wedding ring. Breaking a plate, especially if it has not already been cracked. Mending a garment whilst wearing it. Signing contracts in the months of April, July or November. Spilling ink. Breaking a bottle.
Fastening a button into the wrong buttonhole. A candle falling over. Stepping on board a ship with your left foot. Tripping over when you leave your house.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the United Nations features prominently in your dream, you may be connecting to a collective energy around issues that are currently affecting the planet as a whole. This image can also be interpreted on a more personal level as representing the possibility that various ideas and beliefs within you that are ultimately contradictory may be able to be integrated, turning dissonance into harmony within yourself.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a young woman who has been rejected by her significant other in real life dreams of vacations, she will soon get over that person.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If persons appear to you in visions, it foretells uprising and strife of families or state.
If your friend is near dissolution and you are warned in a vision, he will appear suddenly before you, usually in white garments. Visions of death and trouble have such close resemblance, that they are sometimes mistaken one for the other.
To see visions of any order in your dreams, you may look for unusual developments in your business, and a different atmosphere and surroundings in private life. Things will be reversed for a while with you. You will have changes in your business and private life seemingly bad, but eventually good for all concerned.
The Supreme Will is always directed toward the ultimate good of the race. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- In the half-awake, half-asleep state just before and just after sleep many people experience very strong images which are remembered in a wav that dream images arc not. These could also be called visions.
3- Spiritual manifestations, or rather, manifestations of Spirit, are acccptcd as visions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dreamed of visiting or living by a volcano—perhaps a famous one such as Mount Saint Helen’s—and then having to run for your life as it suddenly erupted and spewed molten lava into your path, this dream may be referring to a struggle in waking life to suppress your mounting fury. Your unconscious may have used this dramatic image to warn you that you won’t be able to contain your anger for much longer. What is especially telling about the volcano is its unpredictability; it could erupt at any time.
If the lava is prominent in the dream, feelings will run deep, but if the lava has cooled, there has been a deep passion which has now cooled off.
If the explosiveness is more noticeable than the lava, anger may be more prominent. On the other hand, your dream may have reflected the volatile temper of someone you live or work with in waking life, and your fear of being at the receiving end of their anger. Or is a torrent of fiery emotion about to explode in waking life? If it is, or might be, the experience can be devastating and yet also cathartic. To dream of an extinct volcano can indicate that passions have been killed off or a difficult situation has ended.... The Element Encyclopedia