See Captain, a symbol of manliness, like Abbot, Athlete, and King.
A person of authority. Authority over Water. Water relates to the emotions, compulsive tendencies, or, less often, being particularly sensitive.
A leader and example, but the Admiral also represents masculinity that has rejected aggressiveness.
The dreamer is very self-confident, able to steer the ship of life (although sometimes aggressively). There is a sexual connotation here, since a ship is generally thought of as female. One wants to rule and own women. After all, the Admiral is a seafarer, and a symbol of unrestricted sexuality.
Folklore: A very important event is about to take place.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Because he represents an authority figure in your waking life, dreams of captains may represent an aspect of your personality that is steering you (the ship or airplane) in the right direction. It is important to decide if your dream captain or admiral was decisive and in command, or weak and indecisive. A symbol of the Jungian archetypal hero, the soldier is a symbol of the desire to succeed in life. Freudians may see this symbol as an expression of sexual desire. Sailors, by contrast, express the more adventurous aspects of your personality.
They live and work at sea, a Jungian symbol of the unconscious, so the dream may suggest a desire to explore your inner self.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a conspiracy symbolize a guilty conscious. Perhaps you are indulging in negative thoughts that make you feel like the world is against you. Keep in mind that the entire universe is conspiring on behalf of your greatest good.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of being the victim of a conspiracy, or learning about a conspiracy plotted by others, predicts that you will have social success. But if you dreamed of planning or carrying out a conspiracy against others, this suggests that you are in danger of getting into trouble through your own foolish actions. Think carefully before you act! Also see “Paranoia.”... My Dream Interpretation
Another dream of contrary. To be the vic- tim of a conspiracy in your dream predicts great social success; but to be a party to a conspiracy against others suggests that you are in danger of tempting trouble through your own foolish actions. Think things over again.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The idea behind the expiration date is about safety; anything that falls before the posted date is safe to consume.
If something feels risky to you, the presence of an expiration date is the confirmation you need to proceed. This can be applied to any aspect of risk in your current life. Also to be considered is the notion of time running out on something that needs your immediate attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Hoof) Seeing a giraffe without a necessary reason in a dream has a negative connotation. In fact, it may mean an illness or business losses. On the other hand, a giraffe in a dream could represent a beautiful woman, or learning astonishing news coming from a foreign land, or hearing comforting news coming from a close friend, a wife or a child.
A giraffe in a dream also represents a wife who is keen to protect her married life or who stands behind her husband under all circumstances.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A long necked giraffe is a warning to all who will hear it that it is better not to reach out and interfere with other peoples business unless you are asked. It could also be a warning that you are stretching the truth a pretty long way.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
That which is special, faraway, and exotic. You wish for a better view, to stand out among the crowd, or not to be treated as a child. But pay attention to the distance between head and body!... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A giraffe, with its long neck, holds the perspective of having its head in the trees or clouds and can signify working toward high ideals. It can come to bring you the direct message to accept a situation by rising above it.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A long necked giraffe is a warning to all who will hear it that it is better not to reach out and interfere with other peoples business unless you are asked. It could also be a warning that you are stretching the truth a pretty long way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Because giraffes have the largest heart of any land animal, dreams of a giraffe represent compassion and wisdom. This dream reflects your desire to open your heart in compassion and to reach, stretch, and expand your point of view.
The giraffe’s long neck represents wisdom, flexibility and an ability to see many points of view.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Iraq is a Middle Eastern country ripped apart by conflict, bitterness and fanatical devotion to religion.
If it should appear in your dreams, it may be expressing your concern for the future of world peace, but may also be mirroring conflict, tension and hostility in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
This prophetic dream represents your ability to perceive beyond the confines of your five senses. You are realizing your ability to connect with divine guidance, angelic assistance, and to have the faith that all is well. See Prophetic Dream or Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a mirage signify that you’ve been caught up in glamour that leads to disenchantment and a broken heart; being too easily seduced by egoic flattery and grandiose flights of fantasy. Your dream is giving you the message that it is time to wake up and get real. See Dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Offensive odor; Sweat) In a dream, perspiration means recovering from an illness, or it could represent the stench of death. As for a healthy person, perspiration means work, or a service followed by a wretched life. Perspiration in a dream also represents the common adversities in one’s life.
If one sees himself sweating profusely in a dream, it means that he will fulfill his goals, or satisfy his needs. Perspiration under one’s armpit that produces an offensive odor in a dream represents an ailment or a plague. As for a governor, a merchant, or a tradesman, such a stench in a dream means hoarding money in an ugly way. Perspiration in a dream also means losing money, paying taxes, or toiling.
(Also see Odor; Smell)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
This dream is reminding you that the formula for success is inspiration plus perspiration, so don’t rest on your oars; if you want to enjoy the rewards, you’ll have to endure the efforts:... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: If the dream is a reflection of what is happening in real life, ask yourself why you are sweating. Usually the reason for perspiration is strong emotions, often extreme fear. Are you “sweating out’’ something negative in a “psycho-sauna”? If the answer is yes, take care of it and you will feel better.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see piranhas in your dream suggests that something is eating away at your unconscious. You need to release some of those pent up feelings and confront those issues that are causing internal conflict.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of a pirate signals the presence of some persons or situations creating discord to your emotional life. You may feel that someone has dishonored or attacked your creativity. On the other hand, the pirate may symbolize liberty and a person who bravely goes against authority. You may be longing to explore new life voyages and riskier undertakings.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a pirate are about rebellion, breaking the rules, anarchy, seeking a treasure that is buried or out of reach of your egoic desires.
The scull and crossbones are a symbol of an ancient brotherhood that stood for wealth and power through dominance. This dream may be showing you where you are blinded by your desires and perhaps willingness to get what you want at any cost.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams about pirates suggest that some person or situation is bringing chaos to your emotional life. You may feel that someone is preventing your creativity. This dream can also be a symbol that you have desires to take more risks in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
Storybook-type pirates in your dream suggest a strong inclination to enter into an exciting new ven- ture, but be cautious about your associates and inves- tigate before you invest.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This dream indicates that the dreamer harbors some feeling of guilt or shame for having taken something that did not belong to him in real life. You should ask yourself if you have looted something, or maybe stolen someone’s partner. The key word is “to pirate”; therefore the dream does not have a positive interpretation. Perhaps some unscrupulous person is taking advantage of you, or you of him.
Pirates can be romantic, but they are also violent and dangerous. The dream is interpreted as a warning to work with caution.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a pirate features in your dream, he may be echoing a sense of someone else having taken something or someone that is important to you; he might also be a symbol of a person or dilemma that may be compromising the emotional aspect of your life, or a violation of your creative decisions or integrity may be occurring within your waking life. Sometimes a pirate is a symbol for freedom and breaking the rules.
You may have to consider taking a risk or engaging in some sort of adventure when this character appears to you in a dream.... The Element Encyclopedia
Things we repeat over and over, like habits; movement towards greater awareness or insight.
Example: We walk around, go upstairs, and I notice a staircase leading to a room or rooms.
The stairs are painted in the green too, and they go up square, about eight steps in a flight, but round and round—spiral. I am scared by them, don’t want to go up, but am curious. We move in and nobody but myself has really taken any notice of the stairs. Nobody has been up. Half way up I can see there is a glass roof, the wooden frames painted green. I am terrified but have to go on. Then I wake. Next dream I got up there. It smelt very musty. Lots of draw sheets covering things. I bent to lift a sheet. It was raining. I could hear it thrashing on the glass. Then I woke (Ann H). In this example we have the spiral and the square combined in the stairs. In this way the dream manages to combine many different ideas such as climbing to the unknown, spiralling or circling something, and the squareness or down-to-eanh nature of what is being discovered. There arc things we have learnt, yet not realised consciously. Like a jigsaw puzzle, we have all the pieces, and we sense the connection, but we have never formed it into a conscious thought or verbal idea. It therefore remains as a feeling sense or hunch, but not a rational idea. Ann is spiralling towards, or circling around, such a realisation. She is frightened because it may be difficult—one may realise that all the years of marriage point to having been used as a doormat. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(1) The symbolism of spiral movement may depend partly on its speed and partly on how it feels - good or bad. See also Anticlockwise, Clockwise.
Upward spiral movement may symbolize progress and achievement. (Dr Jacobi describes individuation as a spiral process. On individuation) However, if the speed is hectic, it may symbolize getting out of control through trying to achieve too much.
Downward spiralling may symbolize something negative: for example, sliding - or hurtling - towards destruction.
(2) A stationary spiral - staircase, candle, conch, etc. - may be a symbol of sexuality, representing either vagina or penis or of fertility, growth, well-being.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A spiral upward may represent progress and advancement.
If it is downward, however, it expresses despair and failure.
According to Chinese feng shui mystical tradition, the spirals are auspicious symbols that encourage health, wealth, and happiness. Also, if the life energy (Chi energy) moves in spirals then nothing can be better.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Spiraling, either upward or downward, is often used figuratively to refer to the rapid rise and fall of finances. It may also symbolize flux in weather, health, and employment cycles, to name just a few. It can also simply mean that the dreamer feels things are “spiraling out of control.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Patterns such as those printed on cloth or displayed in mosaics represent the order or chaos of your inner thoughts and feelings; the patterns, habits and beliefs by which you choose to live. Dream spirals indicate the things you repeat over and over again in your life so that they become habits. They can also represent intuition, or the movement towards greater awareness and insight in your real life. The idea is that everything is in constant motion. In waking life, spirals appear as whirlpools or spinning wheels, all centers of energy and activity; your dreaming mind may use these images to reflect your own energy in waking life.
Water is also a symbol of the unconscious so if you dreamed of a whirlpool, could this reflect your feeling of going round and round in circles in waking life and getting nowhere? Or could a spinning wheel have reminded you of your simmering anger? Evocative of staircases and snakes, the spiral is also a symbol of sexual intercourse or movement either towards higher aspirations, if it is rotating clockwise and upwards, or basic instincts, if it is rotating anticlockwise and downwards.
If the spiral is moving toward the center, this suggests approaching your center indirectly.
If the spiral is inert and stylized, like those that appear on seashells or the winding paths of a labyrinth or maze, this suggests a concentration of inward energy; your unconscious may be urging you to gain a deeper level of self-awareness.... The Element Encyclopedia
As a path spiraling upward to spiritual attainment, a spiral staircase may appear to bridge the mind with a higher intelligence. It may signify the upward path to heaven to receive the blessing of God.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing a spiral staircase: this complicated structure is always forcing us to move in tight circles. You will be thrown back on your own devices. Try to get off the merry-go-round. Depth Psychology: See Stairs, Steps.... Dreamers Dictionary
The essence of individuality (note the shape of DNA molecules).
Depending on its direction of movement, this can indicate a type of ascension into higher thought patterns, or a descent into self and introspection (see Sinking). Downward spirals can indicate a strong focus on the less evolved animal nature within.
Stationary spirals can be an alternative type of stair or circle dream.
Matters of love and caring. Sacred geometricians depict the heart chakra as a spiral flame.
The cycle of death and rebirth, in a literal or figurative sense. This is why many ancient sacred dances (see Dancing) had circular patterns.
Divinatory ability: The ancient Roman augurs carried a staff called a littus which was often capped with a spiral pattern, likely acting as a focus for the seer (see Rods, Sticks, Wand).... The Language of Dreams
Changes and transformation starting from below (the unconscious) and coming to the surface (consciousness), or vice versa.
A frequent symbol in fairy tales and movies, suggesting personal growth and wholeness.
The landings in a staircase correspond to the dreamer’s energy centers (the chakras). Are you going up the stairs or coming down? According to Freud, going up symbolizes sexual union.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of viral marketing represent your interconnectivity to all people, that you are never alone, and that we are all one. Also, this dream can reflect your participation in gossip or your desire to be in the know. See Blog.... Strangest Dream Explanations