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.”

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Interrupt (ions) | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Interrupt Ions

A Few Questions And Subjective Answers Regarding Dreams

What is a dream?
  • A dream is an event transpiring in that world belonging to the mind when the objective senses have withdrawn into rest or oblivion. Then the spiritual man is living alone in the future or ahead of objective life and consequently lives man’s future first, developing conditions in a way that enables waking man to shape his actions by warnings, so as to make life a perfect existence.

What relationship is sustained between the average man and his dreams?

  • A dream to the average or sensual person, bears the same relation to his objective life that it maintained in the case of the ideal dreamer, but it means pleasures, sufferings and advancements on a lower or material plane.

Then why is man not always able to correctly interpret his dreams?

  • Just as words fail sometimes to express ideas, so dreams fail sometimes in their mind pictures to portray coming events.

If they relate to the future, why is it we so often dream of the past?

  • When a person dreams of past events, those events are warnings of evil or good; sometimes they are stamped so indelibly upon the subjective mind that the least tendency of the waking mind to the past throws these pictures in relief on the dream consciousness.

Why is it that present environments often influence our dreams?

  • Because the future of man is usually affected by the present, so if he mars the present by wilful wrongs, or makes it bright by right living it will necessarily have influence on his dreams, as they are fore castings of the future.

What is an apparition?

  • It is the subjective mind stored with the wisdom gained from futurity, and in its strenuous efforts to warn its present habitation-- the corporal body--of dangers just ahead, takes on the shape of a dear one as the most effective method of imparting this knowledge.

How does subjectivity deal with time?

  • There is no past and future to subjectivity. It is all one living present.

If that is so, why can’t you tell us accurately of our future as you do of our past?

  • Because events are like a procession; they pass a few at a time and cast a shadow on subjective minds, and
... Dreampedia

Read More...

Dreampedia

Abbreviations

(see Punctuation, Writing)

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Ablutions

Ablutions (a ritual consisting of bathing in clean water) symbolize purification. In ancient times, this practice was considered to help eliminate inner demons. In the oneiric field, ablutions are a sign that you are in a great position to conduct business in which entrepreneurial spirit is required. Of course, if the water is cloudy it is a sign that, despite your best intentions, you will have to overcome all kinds of adversaries.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Read More...

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Accusations

(see Conversations)

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Accusations

If you are the accuser, you may find yourselfquarreling with your associates.

If you are the accused, malicious scandal may cause you minor embarrassment.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Alterations

(Couturier; Garment alteration; Hemming; Tailoring) Seeing a tailor doing alterations to a garment in a dream signifies dispelling one’s worries, overcoming one’s difficulties, eradicating dishonesty, dispelling conceit or perhaps he could denote music, elation, sexual intercourse or someone who exhausts himselfand strives in every way to help others.

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

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Amputations / Missing Limbs

This is a dream about diminished capacity or ability. Our limbs are what give us mobility and the dexterity with which to create, both of which are impacted in some way when we lose a limb. Whether it is as significant as an entire arm or leg or just the smallest finger or toe, the appearance of a missing limb or amputation in a dream is reflecting some sort of invasion of your ability to navigate through life. Consider the use of the limb that is missing and you will have more information to interpret.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Read More...

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Animal Situations

Example: ‘I am given an animal to look after (usually somebody’s pet) while they are away on holiday. I then completely forget the animal, go away and when I return the animal is either dead or very dried up or has been got at by another animal and is in the throes of dying. When I wake from the dream I feel most dreadful and it is only when I am fully awake and realise it is not true do I feel better’ (Lynda E). Neglect , mutilation or killing our ‘animal’ is a common theme. Lynda’s feelings show how she senses what she is doing to her inner nature, but she dismisses this by convincing herself such feelings are not ‘true’. We have a responsibility to care for our animal drives, to see our sexual, nutritional and body needs are met. Eating the animal: inte­grating our natural wisdom and energy. Hiding from or trapped by^an animal: see wolf in this entry. Animal with its young: parental feelings; one’s basic childhood needs. Baby animal: oneself when young; baby feelings; desire for babies; see example in eating. Talking, shining , holy or wise ani­mals: important intuitive information; a meeting with the gathered wisdom we have unconsciously. This is one of the sources of religious inspiration, and many older cultures rep­resent their origin of great learning or holiness as animals or animal headed beings. See ape in this entry, birds; pets; rep­tiles, lizards and snakes; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Read More...

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Apparitions

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

Read More...

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Arts Situations

In general, dreams about the performing arts, i.e. dancing, singing and acting, suggest that you are concerned with your personality and how you appear to others.... The Element Encyclopedia

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Books / Messages And Communications

whoever sees something from these mentioned / that mention, and [if] in it is good or what is indicative of good, and [of] good tidings, then it is interpreted by: the reaching of the goals, and attainment of hopes. And whoever sees different of that then its expression / meaning is contrary.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

Read More...

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

Caring Professions Such As Nurses, Nuns Etc.

Often these characters represent the side of us that has been ‘called’ or has a vocation; this suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side. When such characters appear in a man’s dream the relationship that is represented is often non sexual in nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Carnations

The significance varies according to the color and the action.

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

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Celebrations

(See Feast of Breaking the Fast; Feast of Immolation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Celebrations

Dreams about birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and any other rite of passage ceremony all contain symbolism associated with change. Notice how you felt in the dream. How did other characters react to the change event? Was there a sense of happiness or sadness in the air? Did obstacles prevent the ceremony from running smoothly?... The Element Encyclopedia

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Celebrations

Dream celebrations tend to reflect feelings of satisfaction you may have about yourself in waking life.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Champions

To dream that you are successful in sports or games is a sign of poor success in business affairs. Pull yourself together and be more careful.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Cheating - In A Relationship

If you dream of cheating on your boyfriend, it means you will be entangled in a situation that is not in your best interest, perhaps even illegal. You may have behaved in a way that compromised your values.

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

Read More...

My Dream Interpretation

Childhood Recollections

(1) Many dreams repeat or allude to childhood experiences and impressions. Nearly all such dreams have a therapeutic purpose, giving us a clearer view of ourselves, perhaps showing us some attitude or pattern of behaviour that has been with us since childhood, and perhaps even showing us the original cause of it.

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

Read More...

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

Color Connections

When remembering the colors in your dreams, it is important to recall if the colors were bright and vivid, or muted and faded, as the strength of the colors may be linked directly to your emotions and emotional needs at the time of the dream. Rich, clear colors may signify inner strength or a sense of well-being, whereas weak colors may represent feelings of being jaded or washed out in some way.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Companions

To dream that you are in the company of one or more pleasant companions is an augury of fortunate investments.... The Complete Dream Book

Read More...

The Complete Dream Book

Companions Of The Prophet (uwbp)

(Followers; Righteous people; Successors) If one sees in a dream that one of the companions of God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace, his followers or their successors entering a town or locality that is suffering under natural adversities, oppression or war, it means relief for its people and reversal of their conditions. It could also mean that their leaders will become guided again.

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

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Complications

(See Solution; Solving a complicated problem)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Confections

To dream that one makes confections and sweetmeats betokens pleasure and profiL.... The Complete Dream Book

Read More...

The Complete Dream Book

Confections

To dream that one makes Confections and Sweetmeats betokens pleasure and profit.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Congratulations

1. If received, one is going to require help.

2. If given, dreamer will help someone else. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Read More...

New American Dream Dictionary

Congratulations

(See Felicitations)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Congratulations

Received in a dream, congratulations point toward an occurrence that will require condolences.... The Complete Dream Book

Read More...

The Complete Dream Book

Congratulations

These signify cause for con- dolence, but better times to follow.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Connections

(Social acquaintance) To have important connections in a dream means compelling one’s enemy to retreat or to accept one’s conditions.

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

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Constellations

In a dream, Alcyone means dirt or wealth-Aldebran means retreat or one’s sexual organs-Aldromeda means a woman in distress-Alhena means satisfaction or impotence--Antilia means iron-Apus means a heavenly bird-Ara means flying-Arctunus means unlawful earnings or actions-Argo means travelling by sea-Auriga and Corvus mean fortune and blessingsBootis represents a shepherd or servitude--Castor means advancement-Cepheus represents a ruler-CoronaAustralis meansmarriage--Corona Borealis means forgiveness and safety-Cygnus means a swan-Grus means departure-Libra means adultery-The Celestial equator means happiness-The Little Bear, the Great Bear, Aquila, Orion, Spica, Arietica or Aquarius among others, if one sees them or owns them or controls them or recognizes their names in a dream, it means befriending someone or marriage to a woman with that name or zodiac sign or character, or it could mean begetting a son.

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

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Constellations

To see a constellation in your dream suggests that something in your life is coming together in a complex way. It can also represent the mental process that is bringing you to a major decision, or a new phase of your life. Consider what the constellation is depicting.... My Dream Interpretation

Read More...

My Dream Interpretation

Conversations

(see Counseling)

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Convulsions

To dream you see someone in Convulsions means an invitation to a concert.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Cushions

Lying on cushions foretells an experience wherein luxury is secured at the expense of some high quality of character.

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

Read More...

The Complete Dream Book

Dandelions

Represent false friends.

If there are a lot of dandelions . .. watch out!... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Read More...

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dandelions

A dream of these flowers is a forerunner of some kind of embarrassing experience. Worn in a buttonhole, they are a sign that you will be ridiculed.... The Complete Dream Book

Read More...

The Complete Dream Book

Dandelions

These common yellow flowers are fortunate for love affairs or married life.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Departures From Airports, Stations, Etc.

Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new beginning. We are leaving our old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in our lives leaves us, we may dream of departures and the grief that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

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

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Destinations

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

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Directions

1. Route to a personal goal.

2. Ability to accept criticism.

3. Uncertain of direction in life, disorientation.

4. A sense of purpose. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Read More...

New American Dream Dictionary

Directions

To dream of a geographical direction can signal a location of interest for prayer.

A direction can also be an answer from God concerning a move in life... Christian Dream Symbols

Read More...

Christian Dream Symbols

Directions

Movement or guidance to the left, in most cultures, is regarded as a negative sign. In medieval times, for the purpose of heraldry, left was called “sinister,” reflecting the overall negative feelings toward this side of the body. Similarly, in crystal gazing, wisps of color moving to the left indicate a negative answer. This feeling may have developed because left-handedness is recessive, and therefore an oddity not easily explained by earlier peoples.

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Directions

Dreams of directions can represent clues about where to go, what to do, and how to do something in your waking life. See Compass, North, South, East and West.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Read More...

Strangest Dream Explanations

Directions

To dream of getting directions from someone (for how to get somewhere) symbolizes your ability to accept criticism.

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

Read More...

My Dream Interpretation

Dream In Traditions

Interpreting the dream by subject requires further understanding of one's religious and socio-cultural environment. For example, if one is offered a lemon in a dream, and if it did not connote money or a child, in this case, a lemon in one's dream means fraud, hypocrisy, and falsehood. If one sees his arm longer than usual in a dream, it means that he likes to show off his charities or deeds, or it could mean generosity. This idiom is also used in the saying of God's Prophet, upon whom be peace, when he said to his wives, God be pleased with them: "Those who have longer arms amongst you will follow me first. "In her case, Zainab Bint Jahsh was the first to die among his wives. Qualifying a sickness in a dream to mean hypocrisy came from the expression, "sick at heart," also meaning poor judgement or emotional disturbance. Sickness and hypocrisy are also noted in the expression, "He is a sick person," meaning a disgusting person. Sometimes people use the expression, "Both his words and actions are sickening," to mean someone whose promise cannot be trusted. In the Holy Qur'an, God Almighty describes the hypocrites saying: ''There is a disease in their hearts; and God has increased their disease."(Qur'an 2:10). In some traditions, people use the expression, "The lion sneezed, and a cat came out of his nose."

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

Read More...

Dreampedia

Dumped (rejection In A Relationship)

1. Fear of rejection.

2. Feelings of alienation, social awkwardness, low self-esteem.

3. Extreme fear of rejection (to “dump” someone). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Read More...

New American Dream Dictionary

Early Companions

(See Scholars)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Elections

You have choices ahead of you. Although you may think that what you decide will make no difference, in fact it will. Look at any and all decisions that have to be made and choose carefully. However insignificant a decision may seem, it can have far-reaching effects.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Read More...

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Elections

In an election year, this is a situational dream wherein you mull over the present candidates from a new vantage point.

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Emotions

1- Within the framework of a dream our emotions can be very different to those we have in everyday life. They may be more extreme, for instance, almost as though we have given ourselves freedom of expression, or we maybe able to notice that there are strange swings of mood.

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

Read More...

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Emotions

To dream of emotions can be a manner for which people play out the way they may not normally act. This is considered a harmless way to get out hash feelings that are building up inside.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Read More...

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Emotions

Our emotional requirement, particularly responsiveness to the more subtle energy of spirituality, allows us to begin the process of self-development.

A ‘lifting of the spirits’ is indeed a change in consciousness and perhaps a reaching towards something beyond ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Emotions

Psychological / emotional perspective: Occasionally, in order to understand a dream, it is easier to ignore the symbolisms and concentrate on the moods, feelings and emotions that have surfaced. This will often give us a clearer interpretation of our state of mind, rather than confusing ourselves by trying to interpret myriad symbols.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Emotions

Material aspects: Within the framework of a dream our emotions can seem very different to those we have in everyday life. They may be more extreme, for instance, almost as though we have given ourselves freedom of expression, or we may be able to notice that there are strange swings of mood. Thus joy is extreme pleasure and despair a lack of hope. Negative emotions such as the latter are often easier to acknowledge within dreams rather than in real life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Emotions

According to some psychologists, we dream to relieve and stabilize our emotions.

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

Read More...

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Emotions, Mood

There is a level of human experience which is typified by intense emotional and physical response to life. Such emotions and bodily drives may remain almost entirely unconscious until touched by exploring our dream content in the right setting. When such feelings and bodily movements arise, as they do in dreams, we may be amazed at their power and clarity. See dream processing; sleep move­ments.

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

Read More...

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ex-relationships

Often when we are ready for a new relationship, or have begun a new relationship we dream about our exes. This causes many people distress as, even though it is only a dream, you can feel guilty and almost disloyal to your new partner.

• 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

Read More...

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Executions

This dream indicates a need to sacrifice a way of being or thinking that no longer serves you. Such a sacrifice is a symbolic movement in the process of change and the evolution of your character. Something needs to die in order for something else to be reborn. In the case of an execution, the impulse to do this is coming out of some perceived wrong, shame, or defect of character.

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

Read More...

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Expeditions

See ERRAND. This omen is only fortunate if you carry out your purpose.

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

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Explosions

1. Sexual climax.

2. If long objects, phallic symbols. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Read More...

New American Dream Dictionary

Explosions

If you dream of explosions connected with quarrying, tunneling, etc., you have a lazy streak and would rather avoid work.

If you dream of explosions that destroy buildings and people, you are afraid of firm commitments, especially where love is concerned.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Read More...

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Fashions

To dream that you are studying the Fashions, either in a magazine, or in the shop windows, is a sign of some small change, either for good or ilL... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Felicitations

(Compliments; Congratulations) Felicitations in a dream signify condolences. They also mean relieffrom difficulties orbu ilding financial security against poverty.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Foundations

When we become conscious of the foundations of buildings, we become aware that spiritual practice needs a good basis from which to start.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Foundations

Psychological / emotional perspective: Foundations are often formed from the rubble of previous building and when this image appears we need to remember that we have available all our previous experience on which to draw.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Foundations

Material aspects: In everyday life strategy and planning are good foundations from which to start. When we become aware that there is something wrong with the foundations of our dream building, we may need to go back to the planning stage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Four Directions

Each direction may signify movement toward esoteric knowledge, spiritual light, and personal transformation. By noticing which direction you are facing or moving toward in your dream, you may come to understand more about the direction of your life course.

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

Read More...

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Fractions

(see Arithmetic, Calculators, Numbers)... The Language of Dreams

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Fractions

To dream of figuring in fractions is a prediction of petty annoyances.

Try to be philosophical; they will pass.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Fractions

Quarter: Possible interpretations include: showing mercy or pity to a defeated opponent, giving quarter to them; dividing something into any number of smaller units, quartering it; accommodation, abode, living quarters; something that is in close proximity or being engaged in combat, close quarters.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Functions Of Dreams

Over the years many theories to ex­plain the ‘why’ of dreams have been put forward. These range from dreams being messages from spirits; being results of food eaten prior to sleep; the mind freewheeling nonsensi­cally; the garbage disposal system of the mind; suggestions from waking experience; a computer reprogramming for the brain; to Freud’s wish fulfilment and Jung’s compensation theory.

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

Read More...

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Garlic Or Onions

These are generally considered fortunate omens. But there are many people who detest the smell of Onions, and in such cases they should be treated as signs of ill-success.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Gay Relationship

Many psychologists believe that each one of us has at least some element of homosexuality within us and dreams in which you experience homosexual or lesbian urges may suggest a desire for paternal or maternal love, conflict or anxiety about your gender, or feelings of sexual inadequacy. The dream may also be urging you to explore the masculine or feminine side of your nature.... The Element Encyclopedia

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

General Rule Pertaining To A Dream With Two Scenes With Opposing Interpretations

When two separate things with opposing interpretations are seen in a dream then the stronger or better of the two interpretations will be given. As an example is a person sees a bathroom and himself as removing hair using a lotion or lime-whereas a bathroom represents grief and sorrow and removing hair using a lotion or lime represents the removing of grief and sorrow- it means that his grief and sorrow will be removed, for the dream of removing hair using lime or lotion is regarded as stronger or better.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Hallucinations

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

Read More...

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Hallucinations

See introduction... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Hallucinations, Hallucinogens

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

Read More...

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Incongruous Emotions

If, in your dream, you are attending a cheerful, fun occasion such as a party, festival or dance and feel intensely and inappropriately sad, this may indicate your need to turn away from distractions and confront your sense of life.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Influential Relationship Theories

The Oedipus complex is one of Freud’s best-known and most influential theories in the realm of dream interpretation. The term refers to a group of largely unconscious ideas and feelings that focus on the desire to possess the parent of the opposite sex and eliminate that of the same sex. The complex is named after the mythical Oedipus, who killed his father and then married his mother without knowing they were his parents. When Oedipus discovered the truth, he felt full of remorse and even though he was not personally responsible for the crimes, he gouged out his own eyes and wandered blind and exiled.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Instructions

To dream that you are following instructions represents your need or ability to accept criticism. It also relates to your feelings about authority.

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

Read More...

My Dream Interpretation

Intations / Invocations

A type of magic that employs spoken words to express and manifest personal will, or words to encourage divine assistance, like a prayer. In a dream, this can reflect your desire to reconnect with metaphysical energies, or your own Higher Nature, and take greater control over your fate.... The Language of Dreams

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Interpretation According To The Varying Conditions Of People

If a righteous and noble person sees himself as handcuffed or placed in a pillory* It means he will remain safeguarded against mischief and wickedness. But if the observer of such a dream is wicked it suggests that he will commit excessive sins due to which he will be doomed to hell-fire May Allah, through His infinite mercy, save us from hell-fire, Ameen.

(*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

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Interpretation According To The Varying Conditions Of People

If a righteous and noble person sees himself as handcuffed or placed in a pillory* It means he will remain safeguarded against mischief and wickedness. But if the observer of such a dream is wicked it suggests that he will commit excessive sins due to which he will be doomed to hell-fire May Allah, through His infinite mercy, save us from hell-fire, Ameen.

(*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

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Interrupt(ions)

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.” ... New American Dream Dictionary

Read More...

New American Dream Dictionary

Interruption

Dreams of an interruption reflect the way you handle distractions. Perhaps you are venting your frustration at the circumstances in your life that vie for your attention. See ADD.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Read More...

Strangest Dream Explanations

Interruption

A serious disturbance in marital relations or a broken love affair is indicated in a dream of being interrupted while working or speaking.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Interruption

This dream is related to some type of frustration or deception that you suffer in real life. You must analyze the context and elements that appear in the dream to interpret it correctly.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Read More...

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Invitations

Written or printed documents are not good omens in dreams.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Invitations

Written or printed these are an omen of contrary and indicate a period of depression or boredom, but given by word of mouth they forecast an increase in social activity.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Lamentations

Hearing complaints and lamentations in your dreams can be a reflection of a real life situation.

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

Read More...

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Lions

To dream of a lion symbolizes power, physical strength, and aggressive behavior. This indicates that you are able to control and manage your emotions with ease. Often referred to as the ‘King of the Jungle,’ lions represent royalty, influence, and dominion over everyone. You must exercise self-control in all aspects of your life.

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

Read More...

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Locations

(see Directions, Landmarks)

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Major Religions And Dream Interpretation

Buddhism and dreams
The principle aim of Buddhism is to achieve liberation from the things that bind consciousness to what Buddhists see as the illusory concepts of the self and the world. This principle or goal is called liberation or Nirvana, and it is sometimes associated with the obliteration of a sense of self or ego. This is not the death of the self but an untangling of the self from the illusions that emotions and thoughts create. Dreams are therefore thought to depict the illusions of the everyday experience of life in that they express a person’s fears, hopes and opinions.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Making Additions To Salaah

And if a person sees himself making additions to the Salaah (Such as performing five rak’aat or observing three sajdahs instead of two) then it implies that he has either questioned the authenticity of or entertained doubts., with regards the five basic principles of Islam. ... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Mansions

A dream of contrary.

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

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Medical Professions

Dreams of members of the medical professions—such as doctors, nurses, surgeons—may suggest that you need to take better care of yourself in waking life; nurses, in particular, often indicate that you are in need of healing, nurturing and affection. The doctor or physician in dreams is also a classic parent figure.... The Element Encyclopedia

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Negative Emotions

It is important to note that the feelings you experience in dreams are not symbols of something else but are reflections of your real feelings.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Onions

Seeing quantities of onions in your dreams, represents the amount of spite and envy that you will meet, by being successful.

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

Read More...

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Onions

1. Addressing problems with many layers, all of which re­quire examination.

2. Facing problems that may make one cry. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Read More...

New American Dream Dictionary

Onions

Luck both good and ill; to eat onions augurs receiving money, discovery of lost or stolen articles; a faithful but hasty sweetheart. Also attacks from thieves and failure of crops.

To gather onions, joyful news, recovery from illness and a speedy removal (Artemidorus). ... The Fabric of Dream

Read More...

The Fabric of Dream

Onions

Different Gypsies have different things to say about onions. Generally they tie in with luck, be it good or bad.

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

Read More...

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Onions

To dream of these useful vegetables denotes a mixture of good and ill luck.

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

Read More...

The Complete Dream Book

Onions

This and other vegetables of a similar nature, such as garlic, are prophetic that your vigorous attention to business will result in satisfactory rewards.... The Complete Dream Book

Read More...

The Complete Dream Book

Onions

To dream of an onion indicates that you will be the focus of envy, malice, and resentment as a result of your accomplishments. It also suggests a series of layers you have to get through and ascertain regarding current concerns. Eating an onion indicates conquering all adversaries, while seeing cooked onions implies slight expansion in business.

A dream that you are slicing onions suggests being won over by your enemies.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Read More...

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Onions

A very mixed dream. You will encounter some unexpected good fortune, but it will prove disappointing to you in the end.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Onions

Seeing quantities of onions in your dreams, represents the amount of envy you will get from others by being successful.

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

Read More...

My Dream Interpretation

Onions

To see onions growing in a field indicates opposition to present plans.

To be cutting or peeling onions, a need to work harder to avoid defeat or frustration.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Onions

Although there is a good deal of difference of opinion concerning the meaning of onions in a dream, a consensus of authoritative sources leads to the conclusion that to see onions forecasts a season of ups and downs; to eat them augurs an unexpected increase in material wealth, possibly through a legacy or a lucky gamble; to peel them prophesies family trouble (especially if your eyes watered); to cook them portends the estrangement of an important friend, and to serve them warns against too much emphasis on trivial pleasures.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Onions

The onion is known for two things:

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

Read More...

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Onions

Onions can symbolize many-layered issues, like the many aspects of life to be discovered and revealed. Also, onions, like garlic, are sometimes used as talismans against evil forces.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Read More...

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Other Color Associations And Trigger Words

Amber: Ancient wisdom, knowledge.

Amethyst: Transition to spiritual awareness, higher knowledge, insight.

Apple Green: Powers of healing.

Apricot: Admiration.

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.

Claret: Self-determination.

Clear: Clarity.

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.

Opal: Transformation.

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.

Primrose: Optimism.

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: Knowledge.

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.

Vermilion: Creativity.

Violet Red: Passion, sex.

Yellow Green: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.

Yellow Orange: İntellectual.... The Element Encyclopedia

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Plantations Guard

(See Rural warden)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Positions

One’s stance or position in life; the way one is relating to what is depicted, or the way we feel we are relating to it. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Read More...

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Positive Emotions

Your dreams can provide you with deep and powerful insights into your moods, and can be used to help you manage feelings of joy as well as sadness.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Potions

To see a potion in your dream, indicates misfortune and negative consequences. You should not try to purposely alter the normal rhythm of things.... My Dream Interpretation

Read More...

My Dream Interpretation

Preparations

Preparations suggest getting ready for a new idea or undertaking.

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

Read More...

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Priests, Priestesses And Ministers Of All Religions

These figures all hold a special place in the dream hierarchy. Sometimes intermediaries between an ultimate power and man, and sometimes authority figures, their power comes from beyond themselves. There is, therefore, a sense of ‘otherness’ about them, and in dreams it is usually the former function that they perform. Also consult the entries for archetypes in the introduction and authority figures above.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Professions

(see by type, Jobs, Workers)

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Provisions

(Supplies) Carrying traveller’s provision in a dream is a sign ofpiety, richness for a poor person, or repayment of a loan.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Provisions Or Food

To dream that you are hungry and cannot obtain any Food foretells business troubles and loss of money. But it is a fortunate omen to have plenty of Food on your table, or Provisions stored in your larder.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Qualifications

Literal information which may help one qualify... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Read More...

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Questions

To dream that someone is asking you questions is an obstacle omen.

If you can answer pro- perly all will go well.... Mystic Dream Book

Read More...

Mystic Dream Book

Questions

To ask questions in a dream is an omen of general good luck; but to be questioned is an obstacle dream the meaning of which relates to whether or not you could give satisfac- tory answers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Questions To Ask Yourself If Dreaming Of Celebrities

To fully understand the message of a dream in which a celebrity features you need to hone in on the quality they represent and decide whether it pertains to someone you know, or to some aspect of yourself. First you need to consider the outstanding trait for which that celebrity is famous, then you need to think about what makes that person stand out for you. For example if you dream of Madonna, why didn’t your dreaming mind select another female singer, for example Shirley Bassey? What is it about Madonna that inspires you? Is it her drive, her ambition, her feistiness or her ability to reinvent herself? Try to spell out in your mind the qualities this person stands for and what trait is being shown. Then consider the implications. Celebrity dreams may seem sweet or even corny, but they do have a powerful energy.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Quotations

Gratifying social success in intellectual circles is forecast in a dream featuring quotations from well-known sources, but obscure quotations are a warning to guard against a pretentious acquaintance who may try to exploit you.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Reflections

Present view or opinion of ourself. Because few of us define how we really see ourself, the self image may be largely unconscious, therefore shown as a face which might be different to what we are used to seeing, how we feel others see us; may also be aspects of ourself the unconscious is showing us which we may not have been aware of. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Read More...

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Relations

See family... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Relations Hips

(see Bride, Engagement, Groom, Marriage, Parents)

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Relationship

1. The view or value of relationships.

2. Different as­pects of self.

3. The ability or desired ability to communicate in a relationship. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Read More...

New American Dream Dictionary

Relationship

Any relationship dream is always symbolic of your relationship with yourself and you higher power, as well as an attempt to process or sort out your current relationship issues, challenges, and desires.

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

Read More...

Strangest Dream Explanations

Relationship

To dream about your waking relationships, indicates wish fulfillment. In your dream state, you may be able to confront issues that you would normally ignore or are afraid of bringing up. You can also have fantasies about the way you wish things were in real life. Compare your dream relationship with your waking relationship.

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

Read More...

My Dream Interpretation

Relationship Dreams At Different Stages Of Your Life

Dreams about relationships are extremely common. This is because the health and survival of your relationships is a primary goal for your unconscious; in your dreams it constantly reviews your relationship options, mulls things over and tries to identify what went wrong and how to do things better. It may also give you a glimpse of how different things might be if you married someone else, had an affair or got divorced.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Relationship Symbols

Animals, reptiles, birds and insects often represent aspects of relationships in dreams. Birds in particular can take on a specific meaning. For example a bird or prey, or a thieving magpie might suggest adultery or the threat of it, whilst the sweet singing of the dove or nightingale suggests harmony or the need for reconciliation between loved ones. Feathers, aside from their phallic form as quills, often represent warmth, affection and tenderness. To dream of a spider’s web might suggest insecurity about your relationships in general or the need to remove yourself from a current relationship that you are entangled in. The dream may also be warning you against becoming entrapped in an obsessive or destructive relationship.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Relationships

(Bond; Connection; Liaison) To have important connections in a dream means compelling one’s enemy to retreat or to accept one’s conditions.

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

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Relationships

It is common to dream about our relationships. You can interpret this dream by remembering the details and comparing them to the realities of your daily life. In your dream state you may be experiencing some wish-fulfillment or confronting things that you would normally ignore. Some say that relationships with strangers in your dream state represent the different sides of your personality. See also: Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Read More...

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Relationships

(1) Personal relationships in dreams are always important. They fall into two categories: first, those that refer to actual waking-life relationships; secondly, those that depict relations between the conscious ego and other parts of the psyche. Meetings with strangers will nearly always belong to the second category: the strangers will be parts of your psyche that you have not yet got to know very well. And even where there is no doubt that the dream is asking you to take a serious look at an actual real-life relationship, you should bear in mind that the quality of your external relationships may be determined by the way your conscious ego relates - or fails to relate - to other parts of your psyche. For example, a man who does not acknowledge the feminine side of his own nature may have very unsatisfactory - perhaps very superficial - relationships with women. In other words, when a dream shows you in relationship with an actual real-life person, it may be inviting you to look at the relationship with a view to understanding yourself better: how you relate to other people reveals yourself (e.g. are you projecting on to the other person some unacknowledged characteristic of your own?).

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

Read More...

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

Relationships

People that appear in your dreams, especially strangers, tend to represent facets of yourself. In this sense, seeing the truth close to you can be impactful. Relationships and interaction that you maintain with this oneiric group of people shows the harmony that you keep within you. Also, it will manifest those parts of your personality that you do not bring to light. For example, if a man dreams of a woman, it could indicate that he needs to accept the feminine side of his nature. In the same way, if it is a woman that dreams of a man, she may need to behave in a more masculine way. Needless to say, the dream could also be representing a situation from real life and your feelings with respect to it.

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

Read More...

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Relationships

Relationships encountered in a dream involve either real people that are consciously known by the dreamer in their waking-life, or meetings with persons that are unknown to the dreamer.

The latter may represent the relationship between different aspects of the dreamer’s psyche.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Read More...

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Relationships

Most dreams depict human relationships in one way or another, but some can highlight intimate relationships with a lover or partner.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Religions

(see Altai; Church, Monastery, Sanctuary, Sacrifice, Temple)

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

Read More...

The Language of Dreams

Resolutions

See New Year.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Read More...

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Rupture Of Relations

(Breach; Break; Enmity; Rift; Cutting)

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

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Scorpions

1. “Stinging” or retaliation.

2. Biblical icon. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Read More...

New American Dream Dictionary

Scorpions

Misfortunes through secret enemies (Gypsy). Ancient symbol of War (Churchward). ... The Fabric of Dream

Read More...

The Fabric of Dream

Social Connections

(See Connections)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Some Common Questions About Sexual Dreams

If I make love to someone I know in my dream, does that mean he or she is interested in me? In most cases such dreams have more to do with your own feelings rather than hidden passions coming from other people. Remember your dreaming mind uses sexual imagery to give you a taste of how things might be different and teach you about love and passion.

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

Read More...

Common Dreams

Specific Planets And Their Associations

In Western astrology, every planet is believed to impart some of its characteristics to people born under the Zodiac sign that it governs, so if you dreamed of a particular planet or one of its signs, your dreaming mind may be suggesting that you can improve your chance of success by developing some of the sign’s qualities within yourself.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

Specifications

Research details for special symbolic interpretation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Read More...

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Superstitions

Bad luck superstitions have been around for centuries and vary from culture to culture. Here are some of the most common in Western culture and their appearance in your dream may, depending on the context and mood of the dream, be a sign of misfortune or of the need to be cautious and consider all your options before moving ahead

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

The Interruption

In this dream, you are making love and somebody, perhaps your boss or your friend or someone you don’t know, interrupts you and speaks to you as if you are not in the middle of sex and you have a conversation. This kind of dream suggests that there are outside forces intruding on your relationship and spoiling moments of passion or intimacy. These forces could be anything from financial worries to pressures at work or the demands of young children. Such a dream could also suggest sexual inhibitions or insecurities.... The Element Encyclopedia

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia

The Portions Between The Navel And Knees

If any portion between the navel and knees is seen as exposed, it means a person’s secrets will be divulged to the people. How much will be divulged depends on how much of that portion is exposed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Read More...

Islamic Dream Interpretation

United Nations

To dream of the United Nations suggests that the most important thing in your life at this time needs your full and undivided attention. There may be an injustice at foot and to dream of the UN implies that a fair solution is waiting to be discovered.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Read More...

Dream Symbols and Analysis

United Nations

This is a symbol for world peace.

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

Read More...

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Vacations

Dreaming that you are enjoying a vacation shows the need for relaxation. The subconscious is advising you that, if you do not take a break, you will end up exhausted or ill. This type of dream often also shows itself through images of anxiety, like missing a flight, excess baggage, or a disaster during a vacation. Without a doubt, you need to learn to take things with more calmness.

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

Read More...

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Visions

To dream that you have a strange vision, denotes that you will be unfortunate in your dealings and sickness will unfit you for pleasant duties.

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

Read More...

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Visions

Divine revelations, unless imitated by false prophets; see “witchcraft”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Read More...

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Visions

See hallucinations, hallucinogens; religion and dreams; unconscious; ESP in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Read More...

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Visions

1- The mind, once it is free of conscious restraint, appears to work on several different levels. Thus, it is possible to be aware of three separate parts of a dream. T hese arc the T of the dream, the content, and finally - usually pictorially information and knowledge. T hese are the visions of dreams. Many dreamers have suggested that this type of dream has a different ‘feel’ to it from other more mundane dreams.

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

Read More...

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Visions

See hypnopompic and hypnogogic in the introduction... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Read More...

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Volcanic Eruptions

Early dream oracles linked dreams about volcanoes with passionate but deceitful love. An eighteenth-century almanac claimed that if a woman dreamed of an active volcano, she would be driven by greed to ‘ensnare a husband by wantonly flaunting her charms’. In dream-lore today, volcanoes are generally thought to represent strong emotions, possibly carnal desire, held in check but bubbling away just below the surface to be released in a violent eruption of pent-up fury. In other words, hot passions are aroused, and care should be taken in case they erupt without warning into violent or dangerous behavior.

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

Read More...

The Element Encyclopedia