Dreams about activities and environments associated with childhood can be either motivating or discouraging, depending on the details of your dream and how you felt. For example, if you had a happy time playing with your dolls or a toy train set, your dream may simply be reminding you of the simple pleasure of letting your guard down from time to time to do nothing useful but play and relax. These kinds of dreams are particularly common if you have been extremely busy recently and haven’t had time to have fun. If, however, you were bored by the toy or activity in your dream, your unconscious may be urging you to put away childish things that don’t really give you stimulation and satisfaction, and to spend your time more productively.
Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
Andirons seen in a dream, denotes good will among friends, if the irons support burning logs; if they are in an empty fireplace, loss of property and death are signified. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If noticed in a brightly glowing fireplace, the portent is one of personal gratification, if in an unlit fireplace, a disappointing love affair is forecast.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Vision: Seeing yourself behind bars: you are either very dependent on others or are prevented from doing something. Looking at barred windows: you are isolating—show more interest in others. Maybe you are longing for a person far away. Seeing a huge iron gate: you have too many unrealistic hopes and wishes.
Depth Psychology: Bars are either a warning about unrealistic wishes or indicate your longing for a person who is far away.... Dreamers Dictionary
The newest heavenly body, Chiron is the sign of the wounded healer It may announce someone who has coped with a great deal of emotional pain and thus learned compassion toward others. Chiron’s appearance may call you to a healing profession It may also represent the influence of karma in your life brought up from previous incarnations or any other transgressions of your soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream about seeing or using a curling iron means that a new crush or romantic partner is coming into your life. You like someone, and there is a good chance they like you back!... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream about issues with the environment (such as global warming, pollution, etc.) reflects negative emotions. You may be feeling upset and fearful of a situation or relationship. Alternatively, it suggests that you have not clearly understood a situation well enough to make an informed decision.... My Dream Interpretation
1. Dealing with real problems and quality of life.
2. Problems of “inner pollution”; emotional burdens and uncertainties.
3. A positive intention to create your own environment, an expression of realizing or ignoring complex personal needs and wishes. See Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Garbage, Spring, World.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see or use a flat iron in your dream suggests that you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself holding a piece of iron in his dream, it means wealth and strength after poverty and weakness. Ifone sees himselfeating a piece of iron in a dream, it means victory in his life.
If he eats it with bread in the dream, it means bearing difficulties in his livelihood. Discovering iron as a mineral in a dream means prosperity and strength in one’s livelihood. Forging iron in a dream means becoming competent and qualified in one’s craft.
To own iron in a dream means wealth which is accumulated with great pain.
(Also see Bond’; Fetter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Something is in need of improvement or needs to be “ironed out.” Are you being too conventional? Domesticity, as in Communion, only here, the social meaning is more or less missing; rather more like Flowerpot, Baking, Roast, and also Hen, Pillow, Porcelain, Apron.
Stability, willpower, resilience, hardness, and coldness, as in Ice. Also having “your iron in the fire,” which points to vitality and transformation (recasting, forming).
Folklore: Difficulties.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: If you are at a forge shaping iron: arguments, quarrels, and frustration. Seeing a piece of red hot iron: your passions are red-hot (particularly in a man’s dream). Looking at an iron gate means obstacles and difficulties ahead.
Depth Psychology: Iron is a symbol of strength and resilience, but also of your distaste for certain plans. Are you suffering because of a person’s rigid personality?... Dreamers Dictionary
Most metals indicate difficulties when they are prominent in a dream, but the colour may be held to affect this. Silver or Gold would carry the significance of White or Yellow, whereas Iron would be similar to Black.... Mystic Dream Book
Tiron usually symbolizes power. In a dream it can signify the part of ourselves that is capable of discipline – an iron will. However, before being tempered by fire (life’s challenges) and made into hard steel, iron requires protecting against corrosion.
It is this quality of the development of protection against spiritual ‘corrosion’ (eating away) that needs to be dealt with so we can progress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of using a clothes iron we are attempting to make ourselves more presentable to the outside world. We may also be trying to ‘smooth things over’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually represents our strengths and determination. It can also signify the rigidity of our emotions or beliefs. We should consider being more flexible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
While gold and mercury are associated with spirituality, this metal relates to the earth and the inferior. It symbolizes fortitude, lack of flexibility, and excessive rigor. These ideas are usually linked to violent images, in which power is acquired through physical force. (See BLACKSMITH) This dream has unfavorable omens, since iron portends stress and pain. Among the Persians, however, iron was very esteemed and, seen in dreams, promised goods and happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
An iron removes wrinkles from articles of clothing. As a symbol, a wrinkle represents something that is out of alignment. As such, the iron then is the symbolic ability to smooth things over and create more uniformity in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of the element of iron represent strength, power, unbendable, inflexible, stubborn energy. Your dream may be showing you that you have too many irons in the fire. Dreams of ironing clothes represent your ability to eliminate the wrinkles, challenges, and struggles of your life. You have the ability to take matters into your own hands, iron out the details, and make everything seamless, understandable, and presentable.... Strangest Dream Explanations
For a woman, the performance of this household chore in a dream signifies a joyous relief from some onerous burden; for a man, it predicts an unexpected profit or increased income.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Since meteorites often supply one of the few sources of pure iron, this is sometimes called the sky stone and can herald a reconnection with more “cosmic” awareness.
Everyday life, and how effectively you use the simple tools you have available. In ancient times, iron was rarely used magically or religiously. People believed the metal would hinder metaphysical energy. Instead, iron became a favored metal in hand tools.
Because of its metaphysical neutrality, iron did find its way into amulets and talismans to protect people against fairies, jinni, ghosts, and dragons (China). Consequently, dreaming of it may portend a visitation from or the need to safeguard oneself from the Devic realms.
Roman: Strength and health. Athletes carried iron for endurance, and if worn as a ring or bracelet, they believed it could draw out maladies (see Jewelry).
Have you been daydreaming a lot, or are your goals too lofty? Iron reminds us to keep at least one foot in reality.... The Language of Dreams
A dream of straightening your hair means you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation