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1117 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Garden

To see a garden in your dreams, filled with evergreen and flowers, denotes great peace of mind and comfort.

To see vegetables, denotes misery or loss of fortune and calumny.

To females, this dream foretells that they will be famous, or exceedingly happy in domestic circles.

To dream of walking with one’s lover through a garden where flowering shrubs and plants abound, indicates unalloyed happiness and independent means. ... garden dream meaning

Gold

If you handle gold in your dream, you will be unusually successful in all enterprises.

For a woman to dream that she receives presents of gold, either money or ornaments, she will marry a wealthy but mercenary man.

To find gold, indicates that your superior abilities will place you easily ahead in the race for honors and wealth.

If you lose gold, you will miss the grandest opportunity of your life through negligence.

To dream of finding a gold vein, denotes that some uneasy honor will be thrust upon you.

If you dream that you contemplate working a gold mine, you will endeavor to usurp the rights of others, and should beware of domestic scandals. ... gold dream meaning

Glass

To dream that you are looking through glass, denotes that bitter disappointments will cloud your brightest hopes.

To see your image in a mirror, foretells unfaithfulness and neglect in marriage, and fruitless speculations.

To see another face with your own in a mirror indicates that you are leading a double life. You will deceive your friends.

To break a mirror, portends an early and accidental death.

To break glass dishes, or windows, foretells the unfavorable termination to enterprises.

To receive cut glass, denotes that you will be admired for your brilliancy and talent.

To make presents of cut glass ornaments, signifies that you will fail in your undertakings.

For a woman to see her lover in a mirror, denotes that she will have cause to institute a breach of promise suit.

For a married woman to see her husband in a mirror, is a warning that she will have cause to feel anxiety for her happiness and honor.

To look clearly through a glass window, you will have employment, but will have to work subordinately.

If the glass is clouded, you will be unfortunately situated.

If a woman sees men, other than husband or lover, in a looking glass, she will be discovered in some indiscreet affair which will be humiliating to her and a source of worry to her relations.

For a man to dream of seeing strange women in a mirror, he will ruin his health and business by foolish attachments. ... glass dream meaning

Ghost

To dream of the ghost of either one of your parents, denotes that you are exposed to danger, and you should be careful in forming partnerships with strangers.

To see the ghost of a dead friend, foretells that you will make a long journey with an unpleasant companion, and suffer disappointments.

For a ghost to speak to you, you will be decoyed into the hands of enemies.

For a woman, this is a prognostication of widowhood and deception.

To see an angel or a ghost appear in the sky, denotes the loss of kindred and misfortunes.

To see a female ghost on your right in the sky and a male on your left, both of pleasing countenance, signifies a quick rise from obscurity to fame, but the honor and position will be filled only for a short space, as death will be a visitor and will bear you off.

To see a female ghost in long, clinging robes floating calmly through the sky, indicates that you will make progression in scientific studies and acquire wealth almost miraculously, but there will be an under note of sadness in your life.

To dream that you see the ghost of a living relative or friend, denotes that you are in danger of some friend’s malice, and you are warned to carefully keep your affairs under personal supervision.

If the ghost appears to be haggard, it may be the intimation of the early death of that friend. See Death, Dead. ... ghost dream meaning

Grapes

To eat grapes in your dream, you will be hardened with many cares; but if you only see them hanging in profuseness among the leaves, you will soon attain to eminent positions and will be able to impart happiness to others.

For a young woman, this dream is one of bright promise. She will have her most ardent wish gratified.

To dream of riding on horseback and passing musca-dine bushes and gathering and eating some of its fruit, denotes profitable employment and the realization of great desires.

If there arises in your mind a question of the poisonous quality of the fruit you are eating, there will come doubts and fears of success, but they will gradually cease to worry you. ... grapes dream meaning

Grass

This is a very propitious dream indeed. It gives promise of a happy and well advanced life to the tradesman, rapid accumulation of wealth, fame to literary and artistic people, and a safe voyage through the turbulent sea of love is promised to all lovers.

To see a rugged mountain beyond the green expanse of grass, is momentous of remote trouble.

If in passing through green grass, you pass withered places, it denotes your sickness or embarrassments in business.

To be a perfect dream, the grass must be clear of obstruction or blemishes.

If you dream of withered grass, the reverse is predicted. ... grass dream meaning

Gun

This is a dream of distress. Hearing the sound of a gun, denotes loss of employment, and bad management to proprietors of establishments.

If you shoot a person with a gun, you will fall into dishonor.

If you are shot, you will be annoyed by evil persons, and perhaps suffer an acute illness.

For a woman to dream of shooting, forecasts for her a quarreling and disagreeable reputation connected with sensations.

For a married woman, unhappiness through other women. ... gun dream meaning

Grave

To dream that you see a newly made grave, you will have to suffer for the wrongdoings of others.

If you visit a newly made grave, dangers of a serious nature is hanging over you. Grave is an unfortunate dream. Ill luck in business transactions will follow, also sickness is threatened.

To dream of walking on graves, predicts an early death or an unfortunate marriage.

If you look into an empty grave, it denotes disappointment and loss of friends.

If you see a person in a grave with the earth covering him, except the head, some distressing situation will take hold of that person and loss of property is indicated to the dreamer.

To see your own grave, foretells that enemies are warily seeking to engulf you in disaster, and if you fail to be watchful they will succeed.

To dream of digging a grave, denotes some uneasiness over some undertaking, as enemies will seek to thwart you, but if you finish the grave you will overcome opposition.

If the sun is shining, good will come out of seeming embarrassments.

If you return for a corpse, to bury it, and it has disappeared, trouble will come to you from obscure quarters.

For a woman to dream that night overtakes her in a graveyard, and she can find no place to sleep but in an open grave, foreshows she will have much sorrow and disappointment through death or false friends. She may lose in love, and many things seek to work her harm.

To see a graveyard barren, except on top of the graves, signifies much sorrow and despondency for a time, but greater benefits and pleasure await you if you properly shoulder your burden.

To see your own corpse in a grave, foreshadows hopeless and despairing oppression.... grave dream meaning

Goat

To dream of goats wandering around a farm, is significant of seasonable weather and a fine yield of crops To see them otherwise, denotes cautious dealings and a steady increase of wealth.

If a billy goat butts you, beware that enemies do not get possession of your secrets or business plans.

For a woman to dream of riding a billy goat, denotes that she will be held in disrepute because of her coarse and ill-bred conduct.

If a woman dreams that she drinks goat’s milk, she will marry for money and will not be disappointed. ... goat dream meaning

Gloves

To dream of wearing new gloves, denotes that you will be cautious and economical in your dealings with others, but not mercenary. You will have law suits, or business troubles, but will settle them satisfactorily to yourself.

If you wear old or ragged gloves, you will be betrayed and suffer loss.

If you dream that you lose your gloves, you will be deserted and earn your own means of livelihood.

To find a pair of gloves, denotes a marriage or new love affair.

For a man to fasten a lady’s glove, he has, or will have, a woman on his hands who threatens him with exposure.

If you pull your glove off, you will meet with poor success in business or love.... gloves dream meaning

Garbage

To see heaps of garbage in your dreams, indicates thoughts of social scandal and unfavorable business of every character.

For females this dream is ominous of disparagement and desertion by lovers. ... garbage dream meaning

Giant

To dream of a giant appearing suddenly before you, denotes that there will be a great struggle between you and your opponents.

If the giant succeeds in stopping your journey, you will be overcome by your enemy.

If he runs from you, prosperity and good health will be yours. ... giant dream meaning

Gate

To dream of seeing or passing through a gate, foretells that alarming tidings will reach you soon of the absent. Business affairs will not be encouraging.

To see a closed gate, inability to overcome present difficulties is predicted.

To lock one, denotes successful enterprises and well chosen friends.

A broken one, signifies failure and discordant surroundings.

To be troubled to get through one, or open it, denotes your most engrossing labors will fail to be remunerative or satisfactory.

To swing on one, foretells you will engage in idle and dissolute pleasures. ... gate dream meaning

Green

Spiritual peace, prosperity, life, service... green dream meaning

Grain

Grain is a most fortunate dream, betokening wealth and happiness.

For a young woman, it is a dream of fortune. She will meet wealthy and adoring companions. ... grain dream meaning

Garage

Protective covering for one’s power over a situation... garage dream meaning

Garlic

To dream of passing through a garlic patch, denotes a rise from penury to prominence and wealth.

To a young woman, this denotes that she will marry from a sense of business, and love will not be considered.

To eat garlic in your dreams, denotes that you will take a sensible view of life and leave its ideals to take care of themselves. ... garlic dream meaning

Gift

To dream that you receive gifts from any one, denotes that you will not be behind in your payments, and be unusually fortunate in speculations or love matters.

To send a gift, signifies displeasure will be shown you, and ill luck will surround your efforts.

For a young woman to dream that her lover sends her rich and beautiful gifts, denotes that she will make a wealthy and congenial marriage. ... gift dream meaning

Gypsy

If you dream of visiting a gypsy camp, you will have an offer of importance and will investigate the standing of the parties to your disadvantage.

For a woman to have a gypsy tell her fortune, is an omen of a speedy and unwise marriage.

If she is already married, she will be unduly jealous of her husband.

For a man to hold any conversation with a gypsy, he will be likely to lose valuable property.

To dream of trading with a gypsy, you will lose money in speculation. This dream denotes that material pleasures are the biggest items in your life. ... gypsy dream meaning

Grasshopper

To dream of seeing grasshoppers on green vegetables, denotes that enemies threaten your best interests.

If on withered grasses, ill health. Disappointing business will be experienced.

If you see grasshoppers between you and the sun, it denotes that you will have a vexatious problem in your immediate business life to settle, but using caution it will adjust itself in your favor.

To call peoples’ attention to the grasshoppers, shows that you are not discreet in dispatching your private business. ... grasshopper dream meaning

Guitar

To dream that you have a guitar, or is playing one in a dream, signifies a merry gathering and serious love making.

For a young woman to think it is unstrung or broken, foretells that disappointments in love are sure to overtake her. Upon hearing the weird music of a guitar, the dreamer should fortify herself against flattery and soft persuasion, for she is in danger of being tempted by a fascinating evil.

If the dreamer be a man, he will be courted, and will be likely to lose his judgment under the wiles of seductive women.

If you play on a guitar, your family affairs will be harmonious.... guitar dream meaning

Gambling

Putting one’s trust in the world instead of god; futility, not a chance... gambling dream meaning

God

If you dream of seeing God, you will be domineered over by a tyrannical woman masquerading under the cloak of Christianity. No good accrues from this dream.

If God speaks to you, beware that you do not fall into condemnation. Business of all sorts will take an unfavorable turn.

It is the forerunner of the weakening of health and may mean early dissolution.

If you dream of worshiping God, you will have cause to repent of an error of your own making. Look well to observing the ten commandments after this dream.

To dream that God confers distinct favors upon you, you will become the favorite of a cautious and prominent person who will use his position to advance yours.

To dream that God sends his spirit upon you, great changes in your beliefs will take place. Views concerning dogmatic Christianity should broaden after this dream, or you may be severely chastised for some indiscreet action which has brought shame upon you. God speaks oftener to those who transgress than those who do not.

It is the genius of spiritual law or economy to reinstate the prodigal child by signs and visions. Elijah, Jonah, David, and Paul were brought to the altar of repentence through the vigilant energy of the hidden forces within. ... god dream meaning

Goose

A person with a loose sense of humor... goose dream meaning

Golf

To be playing golf or watching the game, denotes that pleasant and successive wishing will be indulged in by you.

To see any unpleasantness connected with golf, you will be humiliated by some thoughtless person. ... golf dream meaning

Magnifying Glass

To look through a magnifying-glass in your dreams, means failure to accomplish your work in a satisfactory manner.

For a woman to think she owns one, foretells she will encourage the attention of persons who will ignore her later. ... magnifying glass dream meaning

Globe

1. World view.

2. One controls one’s own world. ... globe dream meaning

Girl

(See Boy; Virgin)... girl dream meaning

Game

To dream of game, either shooting or killing or by other means, denotes fortunate undertakings; but selfish motions; if you fail to take game on a hunt, it denotes bad management and loss.... game dream meaning

Glue

Used to hold together in unity people or things that would otherwise be separated... glue dream meaning

Gray

An intermediate, depressed state, i.E.

A gray horse, a divorce litigation... gray dream meaning

Guru

See God; the self under archetypes. ... guru dream meaning

Girdle

To dream of wearing a girdle, and it presses you, denotes that you will be influenced by designing people.

To see others wearing velvet, or jeweled girdles, foretells that you will strive for wealth more than honor.

For a woman to receive one, signifies that honors will be conferred upon her.... girdle dream meaning

Gravel

To dream of gravel, denotes unfruitful schemes and enterprises.

If you see gravel mixed with dirt, it foretells you will unfortunately speculate and lose good property. ... gravel dream meaning

Giraffe

1. Imagining oneself as a giraffe is to think of oneself as odd.

2. One should take a broad, overall view of things.

3. To have a giraffe as a pet signals a person wanting to be separate from a crowd. ... giraffe dream meaning

Government

1. A feeling of being overpowered, unable to “fight city hall.” 2. Something powerful. ... government dream meaning

Gardener

In a dream, a gardener represents a feminist, but he also may represent joy, happiness, benefits, sustenance, a school guardian, a mosque attendant or a parishioner.... gardener dream meaning

Gallows

To dream of seeing a friend on the gallows of execution, foretells that desperate emergencies must be met with decision, or a great calamity will befall you.

To dream that you are on a gallows, denotes that you will suffer from the maliciousness of false friends.

For a young woman to dream that she sees her lover executed by this means, denotes that she will marry an unscrupulous and designing man.

If you rescue any one from the gallows, it portends desirable acquisitions.

To dream that you hang an enemy, denotes victory in all spheres.... gallows dream meaning

Geese

To dream that you are annoyed by the quacking of geese, denotes a death in your family.

To see them swimming, denotes that your fortune is gradually increasing.

To see them in grassy places, denotes assured success.

If you see them dead, you will suffer loss and displeasure.

For a lover, geese denotes the worthiness of his affianced.

If you are picking them, you will come into an estate.

To eat them, denotes that your possessions are disputed.... geese dream meaning

Gems

To dream of gems, foretells a happy fate both in love and business affairs. See Jewelry. ... gems dream meaning

Goblet

If you dream that you drink water from a silver goblet, you will meet unfavorable business results in the near future.

To see goblets of ancient design, you will receive favors and benefits from strangers.

For a woman to give a man a glass goblet full of water, denotes illicit pleasures.... goblet dream meaning

Grandparents

To dreaam{sic} of meeting your grandparents and conversing with them, you will meet with difficulties that will be hard to surmount, but by following good advice you will overcome many barriers. ... grandparents dream meaning

Guide

The guide may be revealed by god to direct and comfort one in their time of need... guide dream meaning

Gum

Chewing gum is the repetition of useless words that will come to nothing... gum dream meaning

Gang

1. Family concern or problem.

2. Need to gather allies in a coming encounter.

3. Unable to ward off attacks. ... gang dream meaning

Guillotine

1. One is planning to dispense with or cut off something.

2. Fear of punishment for something one has done in life. ... guillotine dream meaning

Dictionary

To dream that you are referring to a dictionary, signifies you will depend too much upon the opinion and suggestions of others for the clear management of your own affairs, which could be done with proper dispatch if your own will was given play. ... dictionary dream meaning

Goldfish

To dream of goldfish, is a prognostic of many successful and pleasant adventures.

For a young woman, this dream is indicative of a wealthy union with a pleasing man.

If the fish are sick or dead, heavy disappointments will fall upon her. ... goldfish dream meaning

Gossip

To dream of being interested in common gossip, you will undergo some humiliating trouble caused by overconfidence in transient friendships.

If you are the object of gossip, you may expect some pleasurable surprise.... gossip dream meaning

Greyhound

A greyhound is a fortunate object to see in your dream.

If it is following a young girl, you will be surprised with a legacy from unknown people.

If a greyhound is owned by you, it signifies friends where enemies were expected.... greyhound dream meaning

Gutter

To dream of a gutter, is a sign of degradation. You will be the cause of unhappiness to others.

To find articles of value in a gutter, your right to certain property will be questioned. ... gutter dream meaning

Genitals

Represents one’s ability to produce or create a new beginning; research details; see “baby”... genitals dream meaning

Gorilla

A warning; unlike “monkey”, a gorilla is figurative of a heathen, savage-like person... gorilla dream meaning

Galaxy

1. Creativity.

2. Concern about eternal questions.

3. Symbol of beauty. ... galaxy dream meaning

Glacier

Realize that the greatest part of people is beneath the surface. ... glacier dream meaning

Goal

One has achieved something aspired to (“score a goal”). ... goal dream meaning

Breasts

These symbolise a person’s daughters.... breasts dream meaning

Games

(Amusement; Cynicism; Playing games; Playing) To play games or to act sprightly in a dream means pride, arrogance, being cynical, profanity or defiling what is sacred in one’s religion and lacking reverence for it. Playing backgammon in a dream means exaltation, gaining power, honor and rank, or it could denote one’s pride, arrogance and cynicism. Playing with a wedding ring in a dream means concealing secrets, except if someone else appears in one’s dream, then it could mean looking for a missing person. Sitting and playing with one’s heels in a dream means governing. Playing football in a dream means reconciliation or making peace with one’s enemy. Ifa sick person sees himselfplaying a game in a dream, it means recovering from his illness and returning to a normal healthy life. Playing cricket ball in a dream means a fight followed by reconciliation and peace.

(Also seeBackgammon; Cock fighting; Gambling; Ball; Bullfight)... games dream meaning

Groom

This is symbolic of Christ or the sun, Ps. 19:5... groom dream meaning

Gale

To dream of being caught in a gale, signifies business losses and troubles for working people.... gale dream meaning

Goggles

To dream of goggles, is a warning of disreputable companions who will wheedle you into lending your money foolishly.

For a young woman to dream of goggles, means that she will listen to persuasion which will mar her fortune. ... goggles dream meaning

Gong

To hear the sound of a gong while dreaming, denotes false alarm of illness, or loss will vex you excessively. ... gong dream meaning

Grotto

To see a grotto in your dreams, is a sign of incomplete and inconstant friendships. Change from comfortable and simple plenty will make showy poverty unbearable. ... grotto dream meaning

Gym

Place of training for the competitive game of life; see “game”... gym dream meaning

Gag

1. Unable to say what one means.

2. A warning to keep quiet. ... gag dream meaning

Group

1. If a group is observed that is controlled, not threatening in any way, the dreamer feels like he/she is accepted into the group.

2. If the group is disorderly and threatening, the dreamer feels like an outsider.

3. If the dreamer is separated from the group without any feeling of not being part of it, then the dreamer perceives him/herself as an independent thinker.

4. If there is a yearning to be part of the group, it means that one is yearning for acceptance. ... group dream meaning

Guard

1. The appearance of a guard usually means one is being warned to be wary.

2. One is alerted that someone else may need guarding. ... guard dream meaning

Gazelle

(Antelope; Deer; Woman) In a dream, a female gazelle represents a beautiful woman. Capturinga female gazelle in a dream means taking advantage of a woman, or it could mean marriage. Throwing a stone at a gazelle in a dream means raping a woman, or committing a sin, or divorcing one’s wife or being violent with her. Hunting a gazelle in a dream means profits. Shooting a gazelle with arrows in a dream means slandering a woman. Slaughtering a gazelle in a dream means deflowering a female servant.

If one sees himself turned into a deer in a dream, it means that he lives solely to satisfy his pleasures, lust and sensual desires in this world.

If one receives the gift of a gazelle in a dream, it means that he will receive an inheritance and become wealthy.

A gazelle in a dream also represents a child.

If a gazelle enters someone’s house in a dream, it means that he will marry off his son.

If a gazelle jumps at someone in his dream, it means that his wife will rebel against him. Running to catch a gazelle in a dream means gaining strength. Owning a gazelle in a dream also means earning lawful money or a marriage to a noble woman.

If one kills a gazelle in a dream or if a gazelle dies in his arm in a dream, it means distress, sorrow and difficulties.

(Also see Deer)... gazelle dream meaning

Gas

To dream of gas, denotes you will entertain harmful opinions of others, which will cause you to deal with them unjustly, and you will suffer consequent remorse.

To think you are asphyxiated, denotes you will have trouble which you will needlessly incur through your own wastefulness and negligence.

To try to blow gas out, signifies you will entertain enemies unconsciously, who will destroy you if you are not wary.

To extinguish gas, denotes you will ruthlessly destroy your own happiness.

To light it, you will easily find a way out of oppressive ill fortune. ... gas dream meaning

Ground

Uncultivated, bare ground is a livelihood that is not groomed and painfully difficult; to improve, see “cultivate”; research type, i.E. Dry, muddy, etc.... ground dream meaning

Garland

One is proud of one’s achievement. ... garland dream meaning

Gas Station

1. Place where one can go to reenergize oneself, per­haps symbolizing a vacation spa.

2. Place where one thinks others can reenergize themselves. ... gas station dream meaning

Guilt

1. Fear of punishment.

2. Lack of confidence in oneself. ... guilt dream meaning

Graduation

Initiation, lessons learned, completing a phase.... graduation dream meaning

Garter

For a lover to find his lady’s garter, foretells that he will lose caste with her. He will find rivals.

For a woman to dream that she loses her garter, signifies that her lover will be jealous and suspicious of a handsomer person.

For a married man to dream of a garter, foretells that his wife will hear of his clandestine attachments, and he will have a stormy scene.

For a woman to dream that she is admiring beautiful jeweled garters on her limbs, denotes that she will be betrayed in her private movements, and her reputation will hang in the balance of public opinion.

If she dreams that her lover fastens them on her, she will hold his affections and faith through all adverse criticisms. ... garter dream meaning

Gasoline

To dream of gasoline, denotes you have a competency coming to you through a struggling source. ... gasoline dream meaning

Dream In Dream

Dreaming in a dream is of significant importance; research details... dream in dream dream meaning

Glove

Covering of protection and blessing over the work of one’s hands; research the color... glove dream meaning

Guest

Company coming; if a name is substituted for clarity, research the name... guest dream meaning

Glasses

One needs to see things better. ... glasses dream meaning

Gondola

1. The need to get away from it all.

2. Longing for romance. ... gondola dream meaning

Grandmother

Need for unqualified love or other characteristics that are reflected in one’s grandmother. ... grandmother dream meaning

Penis

1. Male sexuality.

2. Masculine power.

3. Fertility symbol (note size). ... penis dream meaning

Gratitude

To be grateful to God Almighty in a dream means dispelling stress, gaining strength, wealth, blessings, prosperity or a good harvest. Ifsomeone in authority sees himself thanking God Almighty for His blessings in a dream, it means expansion of his authority. Gratitude to God Almighty for His blessings in a dream represents a monotheist, or one who submits to God’s Will.

If he is a hypocrite, it means that he will turn sincere, and if he is a true being to his Lord, it means that he will join the company of a noble, powerful, wise and a renowned person.

(Also see Prostration)... gratitude dream meaning

Gooseberries

To dream of gathering gooseberries, is a sign of happiness after trouble, and a favorable indication of brighter prospects in one’s business affairs.

If you are eating green gooseberries, you will make a mistake in your course to pleasure, and be precipitated into the vertex of sensationalism. Bad results are sure to follow the tasting of green gooseberries.

To see gooseberries in a dream, foretells you will escape some dreaded work.

For a young woman to eat them, foretells she will be slightly disappointed in her expectations. ... gooseberries dream meaning

Gown

If you dream that you are in your nightgown, you will be afflicted with a slight illness.

If you see others thus clad, you will have unpleasant news of absent friends. Business will receive a back set.

If a lover sees his sweetheart in her night gown, he will be superseded. See Cloths.... gown dream meaning

Grease

To dream you are in grease, is significant of travels being enjoyed with disagreeable but polished strangers.... grease dream meaning

Groceries

To dream of general groceries, if they are fresh and clean, is a sign of ease and comfort. ... groceries dream meaning

Gulls

To dream of gulls, is a prophecy of peaceful dealings with ungenerous persons. Seeing dead gulls, means wide separation for friends. ... gulls dream meaning

Breast

Symbol of nurturing others; see “bra” and “milk”... breast dream meaning

Grandparent

A symbol of “grand” authority... grandparent dream meaning

Gargoyle

1. Fear that a monster will pursue one.

2. Inner, secret view of self.

3. Hidden fears of someone.

4. Considering going to church, returning to religion. ... gargoyle dream meaning

Gathering

1. If part of the group, indication that one gets along well with others.

2. If one is willing to become part of group, indicates one is willing to be reasonable. ... gathering dream meaning

Gin

Need to relax, play a game. ... gin dream meaning

Gravity

1. One wants to fly, to be free.

2. Achieve somet hing significant. ... gravity dream meaning

Guinea Pig

1. The ability to learn from one’s mistakes.

2. A helpless victim. ... guinea pig dream meaning

Machine Gun

Well-equipped for a battle. ... machine gun dream meaning

Grey

See colours. ... grey dream meaning

Gloom

1- If there is gloom around in a dream, it can indicate difficulty in being able to see or comprehend things from an external viewpoint. There may be negativity around of which we have to be aware in order to be able to dispel it to create light and clarity — so that we can continue with our lives.

2- If we find ourselves enclosed in gloom, while others appear to be in the light, we may be being warned of a certain type of melancholy that is affecting us, but not affecting them. Conversely if we are in light while other people are in shadow we may- have information which will help them to enhance their lives.

3- Gloom usually indicates a presence of evil, which will be lifted as soon as the gloom descends to its murky beginnings.... gloom dream meaning

Art Gallery

To visit an art gallery, portends unfortunate unions in domestic circles. You will struggle to put forth an appearance of happiness, but will secretly care for other associations. ... art gallery dream meaning

Gangrene

To dream that you see any one afflicted with gangrene, foretells the death of a parent or near relative.... gangrene dream meaning

Garret

To dream of climbing to a garret, denotes your inclination to run after theories while leaving the cold realities of life to others less able to bear them than yourself.

To the poor, this dream is an omen of easier circumstances.

To a woman, it denotes that her vanity and sefishness{sic} should be curbed. ... garret dream meaning

Gravy

To dream of eating gravy, portends failing health and disappointing business.... gravy dream meaning

Grindstone

For a person to dream of turning a grindstone, his dream is prophetic of a life of energy and well directed efforts bringing handsome competency.

If you are sharpening tools, you will be blessed with a worthy helpmate.

To deal in grindstones, is significant of small but honest gain. ... grindstone dream meaning

Guardian

To dream of a guardian, denotes you will be treated with consideration by your friends.

For a young woman to dream that she is being unkindly dealt with by her guardian, foretells that she will have loss and trouble in the future. ... guardian dream meaning

News

To hear good news in a dream, denotes that you will be fortunate in affairs, and have harmonious companions; but if the news be bad, contrary conditions will exist. ... news dream meaning

Ginger

See “virginia”... ginger dream meaning

Search

Literal... search dream meaning

Gear

1. Depending on what the gear is, one will want to engage in the activity it represents.

2. If gear is on a car, one will want to take a trip.

3. If putting a car in gear, one is going forward.

4. If putting car in reverse, one is militating against one’s own progress. ... gear dream meaning

Greenhouse

1. One is trying to change, to grow, but in a controlled way.

2. One is too controlling. ... greenhouse dream meaning

Grief

Mourning the loss of something. ... grief dream meaning

Guns

(rifles, assault weapons, pistols) to dream of having a gun is symbolic of being armed with the word of God.

To have a gun pointed at you is symbolic of being under attack by spiritual enemies or people. Guns are also symbolic of the weapons people use against each other (curses, lies, mischief, slander, and insults) Ps. 10:7 ... guns dream meaning

Glasses, Spectacles

Ability to see, understand—or lack of it; a way of hiding oneself, as behind sunglasses. Terms like ‘shortsighted’ or ‘longsighted’ help to understand the use of glasses in a dream. ... glasses, spectacles dream meaning

Masturbation

This may be represented in a dream by such things as using a pump, beating a drum, or any rhythmic movement.

If there is a tendency to repress the sexual need, it may happen that one masturbates during sleep, in an attempt to release sexual pressure. Because the person has consciously decided not to allow sexuality, this might give rise to a feeling of being possessed by another will. In fact our unconscious will to express our needs has overridden the conscious deci­sion during sleep. Out of such a split in the person, ideas about devils and possession probably arose. Although Chris­tianity at a fundamental level appears to teach the love and acceptance of all sides of human nature—therefore integration through love thy neighbour as thyself, so love thyself—in practice it becomes tight morality which creates devils through rejection and splits in human nature. In many Chris­tians, there are enormous conflicts between sexuality, love, work and spirituality. ... masturbation dream meaning

God / Gods

In the form of an actual image, these dreams are very rare. Rather, the feeling of a God presence is a sign that a new state of consciousness has been reached. How are you dealing with authority?... god / gods dream meaning

Gnome

An immortal character whose wisdom comes from age may appear in a dream to escort you on an adventure to discover lost continents or a forgotten time within your own history.... gnome dream meaning

Gymnasium

A large indoor space where you may play, work out, or be a spectator may help you evaluate your skills and performance in fulfilling your goals As a spectator, you may have an opportunity to critique your style and abilities. As a player, you reenact and leam from events of your waking life that required a team effort as well as individual skill.

(See Health cInk)... gymnasium dream meaning

Good

To dream that we do good to anyone, signifies jollity and pleasure; and to dream that others do us good, is profit and gain.... good dream meaning

Gymnastics

Any violent exercise is a dream of contrary. Your plans will fail, because you will not b« able to put sufficient energy into your work.... gymnastics dream meaning

Gauze

To dream of being dressed in gauze, denotes uncertain fortune.

For a lover to see his sweetheart clothed in filmy material, suggests his ability to influence her for good. ... gauze dream meaning

Geography

To dream of studying geography, denotes that you will travel much and visit places of renown. See Atlas. ... geography dream meaning

Gig

To run a gig in your dream, you will have to forego a pleasant journey to entertain unwelcome visitors. Sickness also threatens you. See Cart.... gig dream meaning

Glass House

To see a glass house, foretells you are likely to be injured by listening to flattery.

For a young woman to dream that she is living in a glass house, her coming trouble and threatened loss of reputation is emphasized. ... glass house dream meaning

Gout

If you dream of having the gout, you will be sure to be exasperated beyond endurance by the silly conduct of some relative, and suffer small financial loss through the same person. ... gout dream meaning

Grammar

To dream that you are studying grammar, denotes you are soon to make a wise choice in momentous opportunities. ... grammar dream meaning

Looking Glass

For a woman to dream of a looking-glass, denotes that she is soon to be confronted with shocking deceitfulness and discrepancies, which may result in tragic scenes or separations. See Mirror. ... looking glass dream meaning

Bra

Support for the enablement of nurturing others; research details, i.E. Color, material, etc.; See “breast”... bra dream meaning

Germs

Spiritual impurities; see “disinfectant”... germs dream meaning

Glutton

One habitually given to food, drink, power, money, etc.... glutton dream meaning

Grandchild

A child that is considered especially “grand”... grandchild dream meaning

Grenade

A warning given to avert the impending explosive action or accusation... grenade dream meaning

Gulf

See “beach”... gulf dream meaning

Condom

1. Reservations about getting involved with a particular woman.

2. Reluctance to get involved sexually with anyone.

3. Afraid to have a baby. ... condom dream meaning

Gecko

1. Cuteness.

2. Agreement.

3. Car insurance. ... gecko dream meaning

Gemini

As in the zodiac, represents vivacity, youthfulness, alert­ ness and versatility. ... gemini dream meaning

Gemstone

One wearing a gemstone is extra special. ... gemstone dream meaning

Girlfriend

If one’s girlfriend appears one has the opportunity to express true feelings about her. ... girlfriend dream meaning

Gourd

1. The womb.

2. Abundance. ... gourd dream meaning

Graveyard

1. Fear of the unknown.

2. Visiting issues put to rest.

3. Observing discarded portions of one’s personality.

4. An at­tempt to deal with a loss. ... graveyard dream meaning

Grandfather

To become a grandfather in a dream means longevity or earning respect. Seeing one’s grandfather in a dream also means enjoying a happy life.

A grandfather in one’s house in a dream represents one’s own father. Therefore, any interpretation relative to one’s father should apply here. Ifone’s grandfather dies in a dream, it means loss of one’s determination and will.

(Also see Father)... grandfather dream meaning

Griffin

(Legendary bird; Mythical monster) In a dream, a griffin represents a haughty person, an innovator or a powerful person who disdains to follow the advice of the people of the faith.

If a griffin talks to someone in his dream, it means that he will receive money from someone in authority, or that he could become an assistant to a strong man.

If a griffin drops something to someone in a dream, it represents a divine blessing that will come at the hand of a ruler. Ifone sees himselfriding a griffin in a dream, it means that he will rise in station and rank. Ifone hunts or kills a griffin in a dream, it means that he will deceive someone. Ifhe sells a griffin in his dream, it means that he will oppress someone. Ifhe captures it without a trick in his dream, it means that he is a courageous young man. Hugging a griffin in a dream means marrying a beautiful woman.

A griffin in a dream also represents a beautiful woman, news from a distant land, distant travels, or idle talk about what is true and what is false.... griffin dream meaning

Gifts

Symbolic of the love of Christ, Eph. 4:8... gifts dream meaning

Grail

1- The Holy Grail is such a basic image that in dreams it can appear as something miraculous, something which fulfils our wish and allows us to move forward into our full potential. Often it represents the achievement of spiritual success, but can also represent the cup of happiness.

The grail appearing in a dream would indicate that we can cxpcct some form of satisfaction and change to occur within our lives.

2- We are searching for something which we may feel at this particular moment is unattainable, but that by putting ourselves through various tests we may eventually achieve.

3- The Holy Spirit.... grail dream meaning

Goddess / Goddesses

also see Religious Imagery

1- Dreaming of mythical goddesses connects us with our archetypal images of femininity (see Archetypes). In a woman’s dream a goddess will clarify the connection through the unconscious that exists between all women and female creatures.

It is the sense of mystery, of a shared secret, which is such an intangible force within the woman’s psyche. In the waking state it is that which enables women to crcate a sisterhood or network among themselves in order to bring about a common aim.

To dream about goddesses therefore is to accept our right to initiation into this group. In a man’s dream the goddess figure signifies all that a man fears in the concept of female power. It usually also gives an insight into his earliest view of femininity through his experience of his mother.

2- There are many goddess figures in all cultures. There are those perceived as being destructive such as Kali, Bast and Lilith. and also beneficent ones such as Athena and Hermia.

The beneficent ones which women most closely relate to are given here: Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, moves women to be both creative and procreativc. She governs a woman’s enjoyment of love and beauty. Artemis, who is the goddess of the moon, personifies the independent feminine spirit whose ultimate goal is achievement. She is often pictured as the hunter. Athena is goddess of wisdom and strategy. She is logical and self-assured and is ruled by her mental faculties rather than her emotions. Demeter, the maternal archetype and goddess and fertility, highlights a woman’s drive to provide physical and spiritual support for her children. Hera, the goddess of marriage, denotes the woman who has her essential goal of finding a husband and being married as paramount and anv other role as secondary.

Hestia. goddess of the hearth, manifests the patient woman who finds steadiness in seclusion. She emits a sense of wholeness. Persephone, who is ultimately queen of the underworld but only- through having rejected her status as Demeter’s daughter, gives expression to woman’s tendency towards a need to please and be needed bv others. Her submissive behaviour and passivity must change to an ability to take responsibility for who she is.

3- Spiritually; women are able to make intuitive links with the essential aspects of her own personality. She then achieves a greater understanding of her own make up, and is able to use all facets of her being within her normal everyday life.... goddess / goddesses dream meaning

Board Game

Playing a board game may represent a strategic- decision that you have just made in a business deal.

A board game in a dream may also indicate that you arc facing competition or opposition at work.

A board game may literallv mean that someone is playing games with you or deceiving you. Finally, it may indicate you are “bored” with a situation or with your present Life.... board game dream meaning

Goats

Though, according to Artemidorus.

To dream of goats signifies no good, but is worst of all to navigators: yet, according to other authors.

To dream of she-goats is a sign of wealth and plenty.... goats dream meaning

Greece

Dreams about Greece represent philosophy, theatre, education, spirituality and morality. You are connecting with the consciousness of great scholars, Gods and Goddesses that have gone before you. See God, Goddess and Prophetic Dreams.... greece dream meaning

Graffiti

Graffiti in dreams may be one way of the unconscious trying to get a message across. It may also suggest that some information we have received is inappropriate.... graffiti dream meaning

Gums

Gums symbolize the dreamer’s verbal power.

If you dreamed of having sore or inflamed gums, this may symbolize an argument with friends or family in your real life.

If you were undergoing treatment on your gums in your dream, this could indicate a bitter confrontation with someone you care about.

To dream that your gums are bleeding suggests that you will say - or have already said - deeply hurtful words to someone. It can also suggest your past actions coming back to haunt you.... gums dream meaning

Gavel

To dream of a gavel, denotes you will be burdened with some unprofitable yet not unpleasant pursuit.

To use one, denotes that officiousness will be shown by you toward your friends.... gavel dream meaning

Zoological Garden

To dream of visiting zoological gardens, denotes that you will have a varied fortune. Sometimes it seems that enemies will overpower you and again you stand in the front rank of success. You will also gain knowledge by travel and sojourn in foreign countries.... zoological garden dream meaning

Garage-sale

Literal sale; bargain... garage-sale dream meaning

Giggle

Nervous fearfulness in disguise... giggle dream meaning

Grace

Unmerited favor, gracious spirit; may be represented by a sky blue color... grace dream meaning

Grade

Research numbers if figurative... grade dream meaning

Grant

Great assurance... grant dream meaning

Gull

A gullible person... gull dream meaning

Guts

Representative of one’s innermost seat of emotions... guts dream meaning

Nipple

See “breast”... nipple dream meaning

Geisha

1. Beautiful but tragic.

2. Submissive. ... geisha dream meaning

Genie

1. The dreamer believes in magic.

2. Creativity. ... genie dream meaning

Geyser

1. Expression of sexual outburst.

2. Expression of emotional outburst, particularly anger. ... geyser dream meaning

Ghetto

1. Feeling that perhaps it would be better to be separate from someone, or some group.

2. Feeling proud to be part of a particular group. ... ghetto dream meaning

Glow

A glow around an object indicates a respect for the item. ... glow dream meaning

Grapefruit

1. Hostility toward someone (from the james cagney movie where he pushes a grapefruit into his girlfriend’s face).

2. Need to go on a diet. ... grapefruit dream meaning

Grill

One is feeling pressure. ... grill dream meaning

Grim Reaper

1. Fear of death.

2. Embodiment of parts of personal­ity that the dreamer keeps hidden from him/herself.

3. The end of something. ... grim reaper dream meaning

Gunpowder

1. One is hostile toward someone.

2. One is outraged. ... gunpowder dream meaning

Video Game

1. Manipulation and emotional control.

2. An inability to accept responsibility, avoidance of obligations. ... video game dream meaning

Giving

(Allot; Distribute; Gift; Offer) Giving something in a dream indicates the value or worth of the giver.

If one gives his workers or a needy person little money when they merit more, it denotes his disobedience to the commands of God Almighty, or straying away from the prophetic traditions.

If one is denied what he is asking for in a dream, it means failure in his religious practices, suffering from the consequences of challenging others and arguing about religious laws, or it could represent one’s perilous pursuit of heedless thoughts.

If a sick person sees himself paying his debts in a dream, it means his death or the spoiling of his wealth.

If he is healthy, then it denotes a case of mental derangement, anger, lack of self-control or raising one’s voice unnecessarily.

If a poor person sees himself paying someone’s debt in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits. Receiving monetary compensation by a court order in a dream denotes lawful earnings.... giving dream meaning

Giving Birth

(See Childbirth)... giving birth dream meaning

Gluttony

(Bustard, zool.)... gluttony dream meaning

Gray Hair

For young people, gray hair in a dream means dignity and it could mean longevity, weakness or poverty.

If gray hair grows in one’s beard and head in the dream, it means poverty. Seeing half gray hair mixed with one’s beard in a dream means strength, dignity and honor.

If one’s wife is pregnant, and if he sees his hair turned gray in the dream, it means that she will beget a son. Ifone sees himself plucking out gray hair from his beard in a dream, it means that he respects the elderly people and honor religious scholars.

If a woman sees her hair turned gray in a dream, it means the arrival of guests, or it could mean that her husband is having a mistress. Ifa rich person sees his body covered with gray hair in a dream, it means major business losses, while for a poor person it means debts that he cannot repay.

The gray hair of an unknown woman represents a drying crop.

If a soldier sees his hair gray in a dream, it means his weakness or defeat in the battlefield. Ifa sick person sees his hair gray in a dream, it means his death and shrouding.

If a person is afraid of something then sees his hair gray in a dream, it means appeasement of his fears, or amnesty given by a ruler or ajudge deciding in his favor.

It is also said that woman’s gray hair in a dream means that she will be insulted by her in-laws, or it could mean divorce. Ifone’s gray hair increase, but still include some black hair in the dream, it means dignity and reverence.

If no black hair remains, then it means a rebuke or a reprimand one will hear from his superior.

If one’s black beard turns gray in a dream, it means that he may fail in his religious life, or lose his wealth.

If one discovers two or three gray hairs in his black beard in a dream, it means that he will beget a son or that someone he loves will return from a long journey.

If the hair of one’s chest turns gray in a dream, it means that his food will become spoiled. Seeing one’s beard brilliantly gray and beautiful in a dream means honor and fame throughout the lands.

To pluck a gray hair in a dream also means disrespect for the elderly. Gray hair in a dream also means poverty, debts, pain, distance from others, being harsh with others, or imprisonment.

(Also see Dye; Elderly person)... gray hair dream meaning

General

Symbolic of high command, 1 Sam. 8:12 NLT... general dream meaning

Dream

To dream of relating a dream indicates that something unusual is about to happen (Raphael). Evidently a struggle on the part of the subconscious to bring the matter before the consciousness.... dream dream meaning

Gladiator

Aggression and inferiority complex, compensated for with heroic dreams.... gladiator dream meaning

Goad

1- The goad can be shown in many ways. Often if we are goading somebody to do something they do not want to do, we must take care that we are not creating circumstances which could turn around and control us. We may be trying to force people to take action to move forward but we must also be aware that we need to be in control of that particular movement.

2- Psychologically, we are all goaded by our own more aggressive and negative parts. Often a dream can reveal how we are making things difficult for ourselves and can represent which parts of ourselves arc taking authority over the other.

3- Power and Spiritual authority often act as a goad so we can improve our knowledge.... goad dream meaning

Grape

(see Fruit, Vine, Wine)

Eating grapes is supposed to increase the frequency of oracular dreams. Alternatively, according to folklore, eating grapes or raisins aids concentration and conscious alertness. In a dream this may mean improved prophetic abilities or an increased need to focus on studious matters, respectively.

Fertility.

The abundance of grapes on the vine shows that the positive energy put toward your goals will reap rewards.

Fortitude shared with those around you. In a garden, grapes strengthen the hardiness of most nearby plants.

An emblem equated with Bacchus or Dionysus, both of whom had rather roguish natures, being fond of wine, song, and laughter.

For the dreamer, this can reflect more social times or an improved sense of well-being accompanied by playfulness.

If the grapes are tart, this reflects a similarly caustic attitude (e.g., being full of “sour grapes”).... grape dream meaning

Geranium

A hardy flower, the geranium signifies the strength of enduring beauty.... geranium dream meaning

Gain

To dream of making a gain is a sign of relief from a worry that may be oppressing you.... gain dream meaning

Gaiters

Wearing gaiters presages pleasing news from a source you have all but forgotten.... gaiters dream meaning

Grocery Store

*Please See Market.... grocery store dream meaning

Gatekeeper

Dreams of a gatekeeper represents your ability to discern what energy to allow in and what to keep out, what is healthy for you and what isn’t.... gatekeeper dream meaning

Glider

Dreams of a glider represent that you are coasting through life and being blown gracefully by the winds of change; going with the flow. See Airplane.... glider dream meaning

Goodbye

To dream of saying goodbye to anyone is a warning to guard your health.... goodbye dream meaning

Grate

To see a grate in your dream signifies your need to release and channel your emotions. You should not kept you feelings inside. Alternatively, this dream may represent a wasted effort, or something that is “grating” on your nerves.... grate dream meaning

Girls

To dream of seeing a well, bright-looking girl, foretells pleasing prospects and domestic joys.

If she is thin and pale, it denotes that you will have an invalid in your family, and much unpleasantness.

For a man to dream that he is a girl, he will be weak-minded, or become an actor and play female parts. ... girls dream meaning

Groans

If you hear groans in your dream, decide quickly on your course, for enemies are undermining your business.

If you are groaning with fear, you will be pleasantly surprised at the turn for better in your affairs, and you may look for pleasant visiting among friends. ... groans dream meaning

Gymnast

To dream of a gymnast, denotes you will have misfortune in speculation or trade. ... gymnast dream meaning

Knife Grinder

To dream of a knife grinder, foretells unwarrantable liberties will be taken with your possessions.

For a woman, this omens unhappy unions and much drudgery. ... knife grinder dream meaning

Air Gun

Offensive words that will come to nothing... air gun dream meaning

Bubble Gum

Useless words that come to nothing... bubble gum dream meaning

Gargle

Taking time to ponder one’s use of words to avoid being offensive and insure effectiveness... gargle dream meaning

Gospel

A message of good news... gospel dream meaning

Guy

One who directs with wisdom... guy dream meaning

Morning Glory

Gloriously blessed new beginning; see “flower”... morning glory dream meaning

Gardening

1. Planting ideas (planting seeds).

2. Learning from ex­perience (picking fruit).

3. Pruning roses relates to love or sex life.

4. Ridding oneself of any excess.

5. Satisfied with one’s life.

6. Growing healthier psychologically. ... gardening dream meaning

Garnet

Concern about a home improvement (sandpaper). ... garnet dream meaning

Goddess

Secret love. ... goddess dream meaning

Godzilla

1. Desire to be a great baseball player (à la hideki matsui of the new york yankees).

2. If one imagines oneself as godzilla, one thinks of him/herself as very powerful.

3. If godzilla is an enemy, one deeply fears whomever the character represents in life.

4. Fear of some great evil.

5. Facing godzilla means facing one’s fears.

6. Fears are out of control. ... godzilla dream meaning

Granite

Someone or something is indomitable. ... granite dream meaning

Gravestone

Signal to change the characteristics in oneself that are reflected in the character of the deceased person. ... gravestone dream meaning

Mardi Gras

1. Need to lose inhibitions.

2. Need reckless pleasures and adventure.

3. Desire to explore other cultures and meet exotic and unknown people. ... mardi gras dream meaning

Panties

1. Lucky at love.

2. A change for the better (to change into clean ones).

3. Exposure, shame, embarrassment (to be caught in).

4. Feminine self; an exploration of sexuality. ... panties dream meaning

Chewing Gum

(Losing the sense of taste; Masticate) Chewing gum in a dream means committing loathsome sins or indulging in sodomy, for the people of the Prophet Lot (uwbp) used to chew gum.

If one sees himself chewing gum in a dream it also could signify talking too much, or constantly complaining about something, or engaging in a major dispute, or sustaining an argument, or it could mean losing one’s sense of taste.

(Also see Chewing food; Chewing)... chewing gum dream meaning

Greed

(Avariciousness; Covetousness; Niggardliness) Greed in a dream means committing a sin.... greed dream meaning

Grinding

(See Extracting oils from seeds; Hand mill; Mill; Miller)... grinding dream meaning

Garbage Truck

Symbolic of needing to remove worthless things from your life... garbage truck dream meaning

Gas Mask

Symbolic of a poisonous environment.

If you are wearing a gas mask it symbolizes protection from something harmful ... gas mask dream meaning

Girl Scout

A very helpful and courteous person ... girl scout dream meaning

Grove

Trouble but in a less degree than in a forest (Gypsy). ... grove dream meaning

Interpretation Of Dreams

Although mind and body may be a total unity, and the separation in language merely a conve­nience, despite its unity our being has a number of interacting systems.

The action of the hean on the other systems is obvi­ous, and the influence of emotions on the organs is also be­coming obvious. What is not so well established is the impor­tance of the feedback occurring when we gain insight into our own functioning through understanding a dream. Although our being is already a self regulating system, the ability to turn consciousness inwards to make clear aspects of unconscious function appears to increase the efficiency of self regulation. This is shown in the first example of reptiles, lizards, snakes, where David finds a long-standing neck pain and goes through insight into its cause. In this way wc might be seen as a conscious organism which not only reprogrammes mental patterns or habits, but to some extent can renovate or change body efficiency as well. See dream analysis; dream process­ing; the Introduction. ... interpretation of dreams dream meaning

Goblin

(see Faiiy)... goblin dream meaning

Gap

The clothing chain the Gap is known for the simplicity of solid colors with style. Putting on clothes at the Gap may comment that you are ready to hit the street solid, balanced, and ready. It may also mention that there is a gap in your life or a separation between masculine and feminine aspects of your soul.... gap dream meaning

Hang Gliding

Hang gliding may represent trusting the winds of change to glide you safely to your destination in life. Crashing a hang glider may remark on a loss of faith. It may also represent personal freedom.... hang gliding dream meaning

Gleaners

To see gleaners in a field of wheat or rye predicts successful business dealings with your fellow mem.... gleaners dream meaning

Gnats

Vision: Dreaming of gnats swarming around you: trouble with a very irritating person. See Fly, Insects.... gnats dream meaning

Gala

To dream of a gala is an indication that an aspect of your waking life holds the key to success and celebration.

To be invited to a gala signals good news that you have already heard but not registered.

To dream of organizing a gala event suggests you have come up with a winning idea and would do well to follow through at this time.... gala dream meaning

Game Show

To dream of being a contestant on a game show may symbolize a petty disagreement with someone in your waking life.

A game show on television speaks of an opportunity to see an argument from a different perspective, bringing light to the situation. You may have to release your feelings of pride so as to resolve this disagreement.

Dreaming of a game show is suggesting that you may not have been entirely correct in your original judgment.... game show dream meaning

Gable

Good advice will be given you, which if followed will lead to good fortune.... gable dream meaning

Gaiety

Like Fun, this is generally a bad omen in a dream.... gaiety dream meaning

Gallery

Worries will soon pass unless you should dream of tailing from the Gallery.... gallery dream meaning

Gangway

Should you cross it you have aroused the hostility of a rival. Take care not to lose what is now your own through over-confidence.... gangway dream meaning

Gangster

Dreams of a gangster symbolize that you’ve been identified with machismo and violence as a tactic for persuasion. Your dream is giving you the message that there is a price you pay for power via fear and intimidation. See Criminal, Victim and Perpetrator.... gangster dream meaning

Garbage Can

If the garbage can is empty, you have either done your emotional cleansing or you have yet to begin.

If the garbage can is filled, then your negative feelings, memories, attachments and emotions need to be released. Identify what it is that you are throwing away.... garbage can dream meaning

Gay

See Homosexual.... gay dream meaning

Holy Grail

Dreams of the Holy Grail denote that you are connecting to your sacredness, the meaning of life, and/or your life’s quest.

Dreaming of the chalice that contained the blood of Christ is about recognizing your own divine blood line, and the fact that you are made in the image and likeness of the Divine. See Jesus, God and Goddess.... holy grail dream meaning

Gems / Jewels

From a spiritual point of view, gems and jewels have always had esoteric significance.

The understanding and use of gems and jewels can greatly enhance personal development. In most dreams it is the better-known stones which appear, but when the lesser-known ones are seen, there is much benefit to be gained by learning more on a conscious level. Many stones have healing properties.... gems / jewels dream meaning

Gift / Give / Giving

In a spiritual sense, dreaming of a gift may be pointing us towards our creative talents, of which we may not yet be aware. We need to acknowledge the gifts and talents we have and use them appropriately. In a spiritual sense giving in is submitting to a higher authority.... gift / give / giving dream meaning

Gnome / Goblin

The name ‘gnome’ was given by the medieval scholar paracelsus to describe the most important of the earth spirits. Goblins are a different, more grotesque, malicious variety of gnome. Visible to some who have developed clairvoyance, they are manifestations of nature’s power.... gnome / goblin dream meaning

Graduate / Graduation

Tdreaming of graduating has the same spiritual significance as winning an accolade and of initiation.... graduate / graduation dream meaning

Grow / Growth

Growth in a dream can be the recognition of a new spiritual maturity, from which we can take heart.... grow / growth dream meaning

Guard / Guardian

A guardian is one who watches over us and spiritually this usually means a guardian angel. This belief in guardian angels can be traced throughout all antiquity and as we become more aware of the existence of the spiritual realms we become able to sense their presence in dreams. As we progress it is natural to meet our own guardian spirits and those who are the guardian spirits of nature.... guard / guardian dream meaning

God, Goddess

A sense of the presence of God or Goddess in a dream is an augur of spiritual revelation and advancement, esoteric insights, and peace of mind.

The meaning of dreams of pagan gods depends on the association with that god.... god, goddess dream meaning

Hand Grenade

If you dreamed of throwing a grenade, your impulsive behavior will lead to embarrassment and humiliation. Any other dream of a grenade is a warning, telling you not to doing anything that goes against your own best judgment.... hand grenade dream meaning

Cotton Gin

To dream of a cotton gin, foretells you will make some advancement toward fortune which will be very pleasing and satisfactory.

To see a broken or dilapidated gin, signifies misfortune and trouble will overthrow success. ... cotton gin dream meaning

Gaol

If you dream of being confined in a gaol, you will be prevented from carrying forward some profitable work by the intervention of envious people; but if you escape from the gaol, you will enjoy a season of favorable business. See Jail. ... gaol dream meaning

Glass-blower

To dream that you see glass-blowers at their work, denotes you will contemplate change in your business, which will appear for the better, but you will make it at a loss to yourself. ... glass-blower dream meaning

Gleaning

To see gleaners at work at harvest time, denotes prosperous business, and, to the farmer, a bountiful yield of crops.

If you are working with the gleaners, you will come into an estate, after some trouble in establishing rights.

For a woman, this dream foretells marriage with a stranger. ... gleaning dream meaning

Gloomy

To be surrounded by many gloomy situations in your dream, warns you of rapidly approaching unpleasantness and loss. See Despair. ... gloomy dream meaning

Gramophone

To dream of hearing the gramophone, foretells the advent of some new and pleasing comrade who will lend himself willingly to advance your enjoyment.

If it is broken, some fateful occurrence will thwart and defeat delights that you hold in anticipation. ... gramophone dream meaning

Greek

To dream of reading Greek, denotes that your ideas will be discussed and finally accepted and put in practical use.

To fail to read it, denotes that technical difficulties are in your way. ... greek dream meaning

Spy-glass

To dream that you are looking through a spy-glass, denotes that changes will soon occur to your disadvantage.

To see a broken or imperfect one, foretells unhappy dissensions and loss of friends. ... spy-glass dream meaning

Card Game

Simple playing cards represent taking a chance; if tarot cards, see “witchcraft”... card game dream meaning

Gabriel

Messenger of god... gabriel dream meaning

Gelatin

Used to cause something incoherent to “jell”; see “jelly”... gelatin dream meaning

Goatee

Figurative of one’s words; see “beard” and “goat”... goatee dream meaning

Grab

Revealing an immature impatience in gratification... grab dream meaning

Graduate

One who has proven themselves ready to move up to a higher level... graduate dream meaning

Greedy

Warning one not to give or show favor to the greedy who will return to rend when the favor ends... greedy dream meaning

Grits

Courage and determination to succeed... grits dream meaning

Growling

An animal that growls represents a person of like character and disposition; see “animals”... growling dream meaning

Rose-garden

A place of perfection, peace, and prosperity... rose-garden dream meaning

Seduce

Patronizing for the purpose of gaining favor is spoiled when exposed... seduce dream meaning

Electric Guitar

1. A measure of one’s conviction or passion about an issue.

2. Rebelliousness. ... electric guitar dream meaning

Game (wild Animal)

The willingness and ability to track and trap a wild animal indicates one has great confidence and courage. ... game (wild animal) dream meaning

Garb

Pomposity. ... garb dream meaning

Genius

1. One’s image of oneself.

2. What one aspires to be. ... genius dream meaning

German Shepherd

1. Toughness.

2. Nobility.

3. Training a shepherd marks the trainer as a strong person. ... german shepherd dream meaning

Ghoul

1. Oddball characteristics.

2. Different from others. ... ghoul dream meaning

Ginseng

The desire for healthy sexual activity. ... ginseng dream meaning

Girder

1. One is going to be called on to support someone.

2. The dreamer is the key supporting element in some undertaking. ... girder dream meaning

Glass Slipper

One has hope for future success. ... glass slipper dream meaning

Gorge

Unexpected difficulty has suddenly appeared. ... gorge dream meaning

Gorse

Hope for the future. ... gorse dream meaning

Goulash

Someone of foreign extraction is in one’s life and must be watched. ... goulash dream meaning

Grafting

1. Making connections with others for mutual benefit.

2. Trying to repair a relationship. ... grafting dream meaning

Greeting

1. If shaking hands with someone warmly, one is ready to take on a new project.

2. If one refuses to shake a hand, one is not ready for a project. ... greeting dream meaning

Greeting Card

1. One expects to be surprised.

2. If sending the card to someone, the dreamer has high regard for that person.

3. If receiving a card, the sender is expressing his/her regard. ... greeting card dream meaning

Grinder

Pay more attention to one’s teeth. ... grinder dream meaning

Grit

1. Toughness.

2. Something is bothering one in a small but an­noying way. ... grit dream meaning

Grocer

Caretaker. ... grocer dream meaning

Grope

1. Confused, trying to find something.

2. Sexual encounter. ... grope dream meaning

Guerrilla

One is waging a private battle with someone and has to be very crafty to win. ... guerrilla dream meaning

Tear Gas

1. Self-expression, likely a protest, is met with hostility.

2. Feeling unable to “breathe,” suffocated and in need of some personal space, likely in a relationship. ... tear gas dream meaning

Archangel Gabriel

(Upon him be peace.) Seeinghim in a dream and feeling happy for his meeting brings glad tidings.

If the archangel Gabriel in one’s dream speaks to him, advises him, or admonishes him in the dream, it means receiving a great honor, strength, victory in one’s life and glad tidings.

If the person is oppressed, it means that he will triumph at the end. Ifhe is sick, it means that he will recover from his illness. Ifhe is in a state of depression or fear, it means that he will overcome it and he shall sail into success. Ifhe had not yet performed his pilgrimage to Mecca, it means that he will fulfill it. Seeing the archangel Gabriel in a dream also means glad tidings of martyrdom, even if the person lives a long life.

If one receives some food or fruits from him in the dream, it means that he is one of the dwellers of paradise. However, if a disbeliever sees him in a dream, it means that he will face tribulations and punishments in his life. Ifhe considers the archangel Gabriel and the archangel Michael as equals in a dream, it means that he agrees with the people of Jewish faith.

To his own detriment, such a person might steer into an activity that is opposite to God’s instructions and consequently earns himself God’s wrath.

If the archangel Gabriel (uwbp) greets someone in his dream, it means that such a person will become a great man of knowledge and he will be recognized and distinguished in his own field.

The archangel Gabriel in a dream also represents the messenger of the king, the confidant, the carrier of glad tidings or the person who announces the birth of a son. Seeing him in a dream also indicates increase in one’s devotion, learning and acquiring in-depth knowledge of mystical realities. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream also signifies the smooth rising of the soul after death for someone who is dying.

The archangel Gabriel in a dream also represents a movement, struggle, triumph and understanding the meanings of religious knowledge or learning the secrets of astrology.

If one sees the archangel Gabriel distressed in a dream, it means that a calamity will befall the person seeing the dream.

If one becomes Gabriel in a dream, it means that he will become generous, magnanimous and blessed in his actions and performances.... archangel gabriel dream meaning

Billy Goat

In a dream, a billy goat represents a person who has an awesome look, but makes stupid choices.

A billy goat also means a great person of an extraordinary destiny. It also could represents one’s son.

(Also see Goat)... billy goat dream meaning

Digging A Grave

In a dream, digging a grave means getting married. Digging a grave and talking with the deceased person about one’s needs in a dream means solving one’s problem.

A grave digger in a dream also represents a pander, a procurer, or he could be someone who loves the world, or a treasure hunter.

(Also see Grave)... digging a grave dream meaning

Entering The Grave

If a person sees himself being admitted or lowered in the grave it means he will be imprisoned. Or if a person sees himself being imprisoned in a place which is unknown to him and the people of such a place are also unknown to him, it means he will enter the grave.... entering the grave dream meaning

Examples Of Geneses Of Thing

Trees, Voracious animals and birds.

If these are seen in ones dream (individually or collectively) they may very likely mean men.... examples of geneses of thing dream meaning

Facts To Be Taken Into Consideration Before A Mu’abbir Interprets A Dream

It is imperative that the mu’abbir or interpreter understands fully and properly every details of a dream seen by any person. He should be able to weigh it on the scale of the rules of interpretation.

If the numerous facts emerging from a dream are such that they correspond with each other logically then such a dream will be deemed as a genuine and authentic dream. But if the facts emerging from such a dream are such that they do not correspond with each other then the interpreter should reflect on the apparent meaning of the words. Whichever meaning is nearest to the rules of interpretation, such a meaning should be adopted

If a dream is of a complicated nature so that if cannot be weighed on the scale of the rules of interpretation then such a dream will be deemed as meaningless.

If a certain dream causes the interpreter to become dubious then he should appeal to the conscience of the observer of such a dream: If the dream concerns Salaah, he should question him about Sallah; if it concerns a journey he should question him about the journey; if it concerns marriage, he should question him about marriage. Thereafter, the mu’abbir will interpret to the best of his knowledge

The interpreter should be extremely cautious when interpreting a dream: If the dream evidences obscenity and indecency he should either use pleasant words when interpreting it or simply avoid interpreting it.

It is necessary for a mu’abbir to establish the biological and logical classification of thins and give its interpretation accordingly.

The biological and logical classification of things can be made as follows : (a) geneses (b) species (c) nature and characteristics.... facts to be taken into consideration before a mu’abbir interprets a dream dream meaning

Flower Garden

(See Garden)... flower garden dream meaning

Gall Bladder

Cutting someone’s gall bladder with one’s teeth in a dream means perfidy and jealousy.

If he drinks any blood that comes out of such cut in the dream, it means that he will confiscate or appropriate someone’s money having no right to do so.

A gall bladder in a dream also means anger, sexual excitement, sexual climax, laughter or one’s personal secrets.

(Also see Body’)... gall bladder dream meaning

Garbage Dump

(Dump; Garbage) In a dream, a garbage dump represents the world and its refuse represents money. Ifone’s house becomes a garbage dump, or if one buys or inherits a dump, or if he manages one in a dream, it means dispelling fear, recovering from illness or pursuing the road to prosperity and success in this world. It also means dispelling poverty, receiving an inheritance or getting married. Otherwise, the dump represents one’s business, office or store. As for a governor, a garbage dump in a dream represents his treasury.

If one takes off his clothing and stands naked on top of a pile of trash in a dream, it means that he will lose his office, and ifhe is sick, it means his death, and if he is wealthy, it means renouncing his wealth and status, or pursuing an ascetic life.... garbage dump dream meaning

Garment

Wearing a good quality garment in a dream means prosperity in this world and in the hereafter. Wearing a woolen garment in a dream means renouncing the world and calling on people to do the same and to desire the benefits of the hereafter. Wearing a green robe in a dream brings benefits and no harm.

If a living person sees himself or someone else wearing green in a dream, it denotes his religious devotion. As for a deceased person, it means a good state and acceptance before God Almighty.

It is also said that wearing a green garment in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Wearing a white garment also means glad tidings.

If a fabric merchant or a tailor sees himself wearing a white garment in a dream, it means lack of work. Wearing a black garment in a dream means a bad omen, but if one is used to wearing black clothing, then it means honor, wealth and receiving a high ranking position. Wearing a red garment in a dream means excess earnings that are not yet free from due alms. Such a person then must immediately pay the proper share of his earnings.

A red garment in a dream means death, sickness and to a poor person, it means increase in his difficulties. Wearing a red garment in a dream can mean good only if the person wearing it is an unmarried woman. Otherwise, wearing red during festivals or social gatherings in a dream has no meaning. Wearing a yellow garment in a dream or any of its derivative colors in general means ulcer or other internal festering illness. Wearing a silken garment in a dream means loss and negligence of one’s religious life. Wearing a blue garment in a dream means distress and difficulties. Wearing a patterned garment of mixed colors in a dream means being reprimanded by one’s superior. It also could represent a flower merchant. Wearing a double sided coat means duplicity and affectation. Awashed garment in a dream means poverty and indebtedness. Wearing a brocaded garment in a dream means attending a pilgrimage. Otherwise, if the person qualifies, it means controlling interests in a farmland, or it may represent a good harvest for that year. Wearing a garment which is brilliant in colors for a man in a dream represents his pride and arrogance.

If one sees himself wearing a silken raiment and portraying a religious jurist in a dream, it means that he is a seeker of worldly titles who may invent something new. Announcing lost and found garments in a dream means attending a pilgrimage to Mecca or a journey to an Arab country.

A woman wearing a thin garment in a dream represents her integrity, while if she is wearing a thick garment, it represents her labor and hardships.

If one sees himself putting on a new garment after taking a ritual bath in a dream, it means prosperity or repayment of his debts.

If one’s new garment is torn and cannot be repaired in the dream, it means inability to bear children.

If the garment can be repaired in the dream, it means that there is an evil spell over the person wearing it. Wearing two torn garments in a dream means death.

A torn garment in a dream also means a shattered religious or spiritual life, or it could mean that one is pursued by an evil person, or it could mean poverty or striving to satisfy one’s basic material needs.

If one is stripped of his clothing in a dream, it means loss of his status. Destroying or wasting garments in a dream brings glad tidings, unless if the person seeing the dream is incarcerated, or if he is a poor person, or if he is in debt.

If a man sees himself wearing a woman’s outfit in the dream, and if in his consciousness he intended to act effeminately, it means that he will face a calamity and carry a great burden.

If he thinks in his dream that he is a woman, then his humiliation will be greater. Receiving used garments but in a good condition as a gift in a dream means money, though if they are in bad condition, they mean trouble.

A dog wearing a woolen cloak in a dream represents ajust ruler.

If one sees a lion wearing a cotton or a linen cloak in a dream, it represents a ruler who confiscates people’s properties and money. Wearing linen cloak in a dream also means living a dignified life. Eating a clean garment in a dream means receiving lawful earnings, and eating a dirty garment in a dream means living from unlawful money. Burning one’s garment in a dream means the end of his difficulties. Ironing off the creases of one’s garment before wearing it in a dream means interest in beauty, glitters and ornaments.

(Also see Closet; Colors; Filth; Trader)... garment dream meaning

Generosity

(Horse; Kindness) Generosity or openhandedness in a dream means acknowledgment of God’s favors and expressing one’s gratitude for them. Generosity in a dream also could represent the return to noble thinking, proper moral conduct, good character and finding guidance after heedlessness.... generosity dream meaning

Gimlet

(See Drill)... gimlet dream meaning

Gleam

(Also see Light)... gleam dream meaning

Gnat

(See Mosquito)... gnat dream meaning

Goldsmith

(Jeweler) In a dream, a goldsmith represents celebrations, joy, happiness or perhaps mixing truth with falsehood.

A goldsmith in a dream also could represent falsehood, lies, cheating, forging, defrauding, or he could represent a poet, knowledge, guidance or children.

A goldsmith in a dream also represents an evil person, for he molds words from fire and in smoke.

If one is seen heating gold or silver in a dream, it means lies and deception. Ifone is seen placing gems on a ring in a dream, it means that he will bring unity between people and deal with a subject matter that begins with evil and ends in goodness.

(Also see Gold; Jeweler)... goldsmith dream meaning

Good Luck

(See Hunchback)... good luck dream meaning

Grape Wine

(See Juice)... grape wine dream meaning

Groaning

(Moaning) If a pregnant woman sees herself groaning in a dream, it means that she is in labor.... groaning dream meaning

Gruel

(See Porridge)... gruel dream meaning

Interpretation According To Varying Times

If a person dreams during the night that he is mounted on an elephant it suggests that he will profit immensely from a certain affair or contractor task. But if such a dream is observed during the day it means he will divorce his wife.... interpretation according to varying times dream meaning

Interpretation According To The Contrasting Meaning Of Things

Seeing oneself as weeping will be interpreted as joy and happiness as long as such weeping is not done with sound, screaming or tearing one’s collar to pieces as when mourning. One the contrary joy, happiness, merry-making, laughter, dancing etc. will be interpreted as grief and sorrow

Similarly, if two persons are seen fighting in the dream then the one who loses the battle will be the one to gain victory.

Similarly, if a person sees himself being cupped it means he will be compelled to fulfill certain conditions in an agreement or contract. Or if a person sees himself being made to agree on certain conditions, it means he will get cupped.

The reason being that in Arabic the word shart (condition) is sometimes used to mean “cupping*”

*Cupping: The use of a cupping glass from which the air has been exhausted, to draw blood to the surface of the skin-Collins).... interpretation according to the contrasting meaning of things dream meaning

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).

.... interpretation according to the varying conditions of people dream meaning

Sea Gull

(See Plover)... sea gull dream meaning

Young Girl

If she is not known to him, she symbolises his current year. Further, if she is beautiful and healthy and she is seen speaking to him or giving him something or he sees himself hugging her or making love to her or having intercourse with her it means the current year will prove profitable and fruitful for him. It not beautiful, the year will prove a disaster.... young girl dream meaning

Generator

Symbolic of a supernatural power source... generator dream meaning

Jungle Gym

Playing around ... jungle gym dream meaning

Security Guard

Symbolic of authority, 1 Chron. 9:27... security guard dream meaning

Spirit Guide

A demonic spirit posing as a guide to the supernatural.

A spirit guide manifests itself in a dream as a talking animal or a person. Sometimes demons pose as a dead relative... spirit guide dream meaning

Vegetable Garden

You enter a vegetable garden: you enter a field of business success... vegetable garden dream meaning

Ghosts

Memories, experiences, emotions and patterns from the past, which haunt the dreamer. It may represent attitudes or patterns of behavior which were once alive, but now suppressed.

To see another person as a ghost or spirit relates to the dreamer’s reaction and thoughts about that person’s influence on the dreamer. Some believe that the ghosts in their dreams are real representations of the dead. This is an unlikely explanation of this dream. More likely the ghost is representing a part of you that is unclear and that you do not understand. At times, ghosts represent those things that unattainable or fleeting. Demonic type of ghost images may represent your negative tendencies, unpleasant parts of personality or your “shadow.” Old superstition based dream interpretations say that dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand, if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it. ... ghosts dream meaning

Night-gown

To dream of wearing one denotes an honorable career; to dream of tearing it, hasty action (Gypsy). ... night-gown dream meaning

Evening Gown

The image of evening dress combines enjoyment and culture, a cultivated passion that one can either experience or long for. See Suit, Ball, Dress.

The color of the evening gown has great symbolic importance.

As a “wishful dream”: a longing for social advancement. It may be that there is happiness about reaching it, or a failure to know how to handle it.

Folklore: The more beautifully the woman is dressed, the worse the omen.... evening gown dream meaning

Gerbil

See Guinea Pig / Hamster.... gerbil dream meaning

Goodbye (saying)

Changes in the way you live and questions about your responsibilities. Separating from something important—a person, behavior, emotions—is imminent, has taken place, or is necessary. Compare this to Corpse, Death, Abortion, Sword, Divorce, or Funeral.

Folklore: A good sign, because you are letting go of something.... goodbye (saying) dream meaning

Gall

1- To dream of being galled in a dream means to connect with feelings of bitterness that we may have about something that is happening in our life. Bringing that feeling to the surface and allowing it to come through in dreams gives us the opportunity to express it and to work it through.

2- l”o dream of a gall bladder, or of a gall bladder operation, often represents the need to give up some activity that is not doing us any good at all. We arc assimilating the wrong information, which is causing us problems and we need to get rid of bitterness, difficulty or even .guilt.

3- To find aspccts of a dream galling is symbolic of a form of evil. We may want to turn away in disgust, but eventually we must face up to the effects and deal with it appropriately.... gall dream meaning

Growth

1- The changes in us which bring about new ways of relating to other people, who we ourselves are or situations around us, are all stages of growth. They can lxr pictured in dreams as the growth of a plant or something similar.

2- Often when we dream of childhood we are able to put ourselves in touch with the growth process.

3- Growth in a dream can be the recognition of a new Spiritual maturity; from which the dreamer should take heart.... growth dream meaning

Goldenrod

Something or someone really getting under your skin and making things itchy or uncomfortable, like hay fever.

Folkloric: Discovering the hidden treasures within yourself. This flower marks underground springs, which on the dream plane equates to creative flow or the subconscious (see Water).

Healing your wounds. In China and among Native Americans, this plant was used regularly as a curative. What’s ailing you?

Growing near a home, goldenrod portends good fortune for the family therein.... goldenrod dream meaning

Gladiolas

A bunch of gladiolas represents celebration, joy, and happiness.... gladiolas dream meaning

Grandfather Clock

A grandfather clock nckmg in the hallway may point to traditional patriarchal influences. It may reflect a passage of time. It may also suggest that you look back into your history to discover the paternal legacy and the generic influences that relate to your relationship with male authority.

A grandfather clock in your dream can also mention that you are dnven or dominated by patriarchal values, which may be constnctive and outdated.... grandfather clock dream meaning

Grandfather, Grandmother

Vision: If you are talking to either one: you have made a wise decision, and a specific project is going to be successful.

If both your grandparents are deceased: expect to get help in a certain matter, or you have decided to live a more prudent life.

Depth Psychology: Grandparents represent the wisdom that is available to you.

If you use good judgment in the things you do, everything will turn out all right.... grandfather, grandmother dream meaning

Gopher

To dream about a gopher indicates that you are feeling as though someone took advantage of you. This dream could be a play on words, such as ‘go for it,’ and may indicate that you have ambition to get something done.... gopher dream meaning

Groups

If the group is orderly and good-naturedly discussing their business, whatever it may be, then you will see some good luck heading your way in the marital department.

If the group is a group of children, then you will be blessed with many children and much love.

If the group is ugly and arguing then expect misfortune to befall you.... groups dream meaning

Gallop

An easy Gallop on a straight road portends success to your plans; up a steep path warns the dreamer to think well before acting.... gallop dream meaning

Gentry

For a country girl this signifies change of scene. She will work in a large city before long.... gentry dream meaning

Gauge

Dreams of a gauge represent your inner measuring stick that tells you how well you are doing.

If the gauge indicates your tank is full, then you are in a state of abundance.

If the gauge reflects that your tank is empty, then it is time to refuel and reconnect with your power source.... gauge dream meaning

Gem

See Jewelry.... gem dream meaning

Glitter

Dreams of glitter symbolize magic, sparkle, luster, a desire for attention, fame, fortune, recognition and abundance. Your dream is telling you to not be fooled by appearances because all that glitters may not be gold. See Las Vegas and Glamour.... glitter dream meaning

Google

If you dream of Google, then this dream represents your quest for knowledge, answers, research, and to investigate what is behind the scenes in your pursuit of -understanding. Consider what you are looking up.... google dream meaning

Gps

Dreams of global positioning satellite represent direction in life, being on track, knowing where you are going, being on target and aligned with your higher vision.... gps dream meaning

Grid

Dreams of a grid represent your ability to make sense out of the circumstances and events of your life. You are able to maintain objectivity about the patterns, cycles, and systems in your life.... grid dream meaning

Grind

Dreams of grinding are about working out a problem. You are pushing through a challenge, laboring for a desired result or solution. See Processing Dreams.... grind dream meaning

Grip

Dreams of a grip signify a desire for control. You are wanting to get a handle on the circumstances and relationships in your life that feel out of hand. See Hand.... grip dream meaning

Groan

Dreams of groaning signify that your animal instincts are surfacing, and you are unable to contain your feelings, whether they be those of pleasure or pain. Consider the feeling tone.... groan dream meaning

Grocery Cart

Dreams of a grocery cart reflect that you are receiving assistance in accumulating what you need to survive. You are acquiring sustenance, nurturing and support.

If the cart is empty, then you are either feeling deprived, or available to become full.

If your cart is full, then your cup runneth over, and you are coming into your power.... grocery cart dream meaning

Gnaw

See bite / bitten... gnaw dream meaning

Gas Chamber

If you dreamed of someone dying or being put into a gas chamber, you will suffer some misfortune from the carelessness of others.

To dream that you miraculously escape your own execution in a gas chamber, signifies that you will overcome your enemies and succeed in achieving your goals.... gas chamber dream meaning

Groundhog

To dream of a groundhog symbolizes that you already know the right answer to the question that’s been on your mind. Follow your instincts.... groundhog dream meaning

Grow

To dream of growing taller means you might be looking down on other people. This dream can also mean you are coming into your own in terms of confidence, power and pride.... grow dream meaning

Guess

To dream of making a guess in a dream is an omen of general good luck. However, if you guessed wrong, the dream could symbolize your concern over knowing all the facts, or doing the right thing, in a real life situation.... guess dream meaning

Guests

To dream about guests represents new challenges and interests in your life.

If you dreamed of being a guest, you can be assured that a problem or troublesome situation in your life is only temporary.... guests dream meaning

Gurney

If you dream of being placed or carried on a gurney, you that you are in imminent danger of being overwhelmed by some burden you are trying to carry alone. Don’t be a proud fool - ask for help.

To dream of someone you know being carried on a gurney means that person needs your support right now.... gurney dream meaning

Gather

A dream of gathering a variety of things signifies satisfaction with all your concerns; otherwise: wood pertains to friendships; flowers, to joy; money, to money; papers, to speculation (don’t!); books, to profits; and a dream of others gathering signifies pleasant family relations.... gather dream meaning

Gaze

See Stare.... gaze dream meaning

Germany

See Foreign.... germany dream meaning

Growl

See under separate headings of Dog, Bears, Animals, etc.... growl dream meaning

Gambler

Taking chances; stop and see if you are working against overwhelming odds. See Dice.... gambler dream meaning

Growing

If you dream that one object, plant, animal, or person grows disproportionately, its symbolic value will increase in proportion to its size. Instead, if it is you who grows, your situation could improve soon.... growing dream meaning

Gay Sex

Any sexual act in a dream connects symbolically to the process of integration and the joining together of different aspects of the personality. In the case of gay sex, what is being highlighted is elements of the masculine principle such as taking action and aggression.

It is not unusual for heterosexual men and women to have dreams about gay sex, and such dreams are not necessarily related to sexuality or the waking-life expression of it. However, if the dreamer identifies as a gay man, then such dreams should be explored more literally.... gay sex dream meaning

Gatherings

The nature of a particular gathering suggests the meaning of this symbol (e.g., a happy and sociable assembly or a sad or angry crowd). Groups also suggest the collective opinion of others.... gatherings dream meaning

Video Games

Video games are symbolic of total and utter escapism and mindless thought. They are a modern phenomenon that will have very different symbolic meaning based on your personal relationship to them.

The diehard gamer will have a joyous experience of that escapism, while a critic might hold a more judgmental perspective. Where you stand on this continuum will provide the full picture for your interpretation. There is a perspective of video games that connects to a type of skill building; however, those skills have very little practical value outside of the realm of playing the game repeatedly. This is where the element of mindless thought enters into the symbolic meaning of video games.

The presence of a video game in a dream is an ironic appearance of detachment and should be considered as a possible defense against whatever the unconscious mind may be attempting to express.

If someone in your dream is playing a video game, understanding the character aspect in you that the person represents will identify what area of your consciousness is avoiding reality.... video games dream meaning

Broken Glass

Dreams of walking on broken glass, seeing or being surrounded by shards of glass or, even worse (and far from everyday), having to eat broken glass may represent cutting words or wounding experiences. The vivid image in the dream is designed to draw your attention to a pain that you may have been denying in waking life. It can also refer to something clear and pure that has been broken, suggesting the shattering of expectations. Typically, such dreams are linked to personal, rather than career, conflicts.

If you have such a dream, has something in your waking life changed dramatically and has that change caused you pain? If you are eating the glass, this suggests that you are taking in the painful experience, but it may be asked whether you are trying to swallow rather than acknowledge your pain.

If you are walking on glass, consider how your direction in life is causing you pain.... broken glass dream meaning

Gasoline/petrol

1. The Holy Spirit; Power; and Ignition; Ps. 104:4; Isa. 9:19.... gasoline/petrol dream meaning

Gossiping

A desire to feel a connection with the person with whom you’re sharing gossip.

A desire for acceptance, feeling included, or feeling more important.

Crossing someone’s boundaries (as in trying to “get into their business”).

Using information as a currency or weapon.

Trying to gain power (or take power away) from others through revealing secrets, information, or misinformation.

A judgment of the person you’re gossiping about.

A desire to be closer to the person you’re gossiping to.

Someone gossiping about you can represent a feeling or fear of judgment, hostility, or a loss of privacy.

See also: Interfering; Telling on Someone; Lied To, Being; Lying... gossiping dream meaning

Baghavad Ghitta

To dream of the Baghavad, foretells for you a season of seclusion; also rest to the exhausted faculties.

A pleasant journey for your advancement will be planned by your friends. Little financial advancement is promised in this dream. ... baghavad ghitta dream meaning

Gaiter

To dream of gaiters, foretells pleasant amusements and rivalries.... gaiter dream meaning

Gambling-house

To dream that you are gambling and win, signifies low associations and pleasure at the expense of others.

If you lose, it foretells that your disgraceful conduct will be the undoing of one near to you. ... gambling-house dream meaning

Gas Lamps

To see a gas lamp, denotes progress and pleasant surroundings.

To see one explode, or out of order other wise, foretells you are threatened with unseasonable distress. ... gas lamps dream meaning

Genealogical Tree

To dream of your genealogical tree, denotes you will be much burdened with family cares, or will find pleasure in other domains than your own.

To see others studying it, foretells that you will be forced to yield your rights to others.

If any of the branches are missing, you will ignore some of your friends because of their straightened circumstances. ... genealogical tree dream meaning

Gold Leaves

To dream of gold leaves, signifies a flattering future is before you. ... gold leaves dream meaning

Pane Of Glass

To dream that you handle a pane of glass, denotes that you are dealing in uncertainties.

If you break it, your failure will be accentuated.

To talk to a person through a pane of glass, denotes that there are obstacles in your immediate future, and they will cause you no slight inconvenience. ... pane of glass dream meaning

Rogue’s Gallery

To dream that you are in a rogue’s gallery, foretells you will be associated with people who will fail to appreciate you.

To see your own picture, you will be overawed by a tormenting enemy. ... rogue’s gallery dream meaning

Wine-glass

To dream of a wine-glass, foretells that a disappointment will affect you seriously, as you will fail to see anything pleasing until shocked into the realization of trouble. ... wine-glass dream meaning

Day-dream

Revealing the substance of hope and faith that sustains one’s spirit until fulfillment; see “dreaming”... day-dream dream meaning

Eye Glasses

Wisdom, unless upside-down or dark; research the color and any unusual appearance... eye glasses dream meaning

Gabrielle

See “gabriel”... gabrielle dream meaning

Gail, Gayle

High spirited, strong winded... gail, gayle dream meaning

Galatia

Pure in truth and spirit... galatia dream meaning

Galen

Enlightened healer of mind and spirit... galen dream meaning

Gallagher

Foreign helper... gallagher dream meaning

Gallstone

Mental bitterness caused by constant irritation... gallstone dream meaning

Galvin

Brilliant, blessed... galvin dream meaning

Gamiliel

Rewarded by god... gamiliel dream meaning

Garrett

Courageous defender and ruler... garrett dream meaning

Garrick

Mighty ruler... garrick dream meaning

Garth

Caretaker of the garden of life... garth dream meaning

Garvey

Faithful endurance in an adverse situation... garvey dream meaning

Garvin

A friend, even in adversity... garvin dream meaning

Gary

A joyful spirit in the presence of adversity... gary dream meaning

Gas (fuel)

The holy spirit’s empowerment... gas (fuel) dream meaning

Gas (intestinal)

A failure of purpose, i.E. Plans forsaken instead of finished, causing unpleasant emotional atmosphere... gas (intestinal) dream meaning

Geary

Pliable, courageous... geary dream meaning

Gene

Gracious, blessed of god... gene dream meaning

Geneva

Filled with grace and love of life... geneva dream meaning

Genevieve

Filled with grace and purity of spirit... genevieve dream meaning

Geoffrey

See “jeremiah”... geoffrey dream meaning

George

Farmer, one who walks with god, cultivating good for mankind... george dream meaning

Georgene

See “george”... georgene dream meaning

Georgette

See “george”... georgette dream meaning

Georgia

See “george”... georgia dream meaning

Georgina

See “george”... georgina dream meaning

Gerald

Of high principles, loyal one... gerald dream meaning

Geraldine

See “gerald”... geraldine dream meaning

Gerard

Strong, brave defender... gerard dream meaning

Gerda

Protective one... gerda dream meaning

Geri, Gerry

See “gerald”... geri, gerry dream meaning

Germain

Represents country of origin... germain dream meaning

Gertrude

Strong in battle... gertrude dream meaning

Gideon

Man of faith, benevolent witness of good news... gideon dream meaning

Gifford

Gifted one... gifford dream meaning

Gilbert

Enlightened oath of devoted one... gilbert dream meaning

Gilchrist

Consecrated servant of christ... gilchrist dream meaning

Gilda

A superficial covering... gilda dream meaning

Giles

Youthful vitality... giles dream meaning

Gillian

Youthful spirit, filled with grace... gillian dream meaning

Gilmore

Dedicated servant... gilmore dream meaning

Gina

Royal, gracious one... gina dream meaning

Gladys

Joyful princess, ruler... gladys dream meaning

Glenn, Glenna

Dweller in the valley, faith greater than adversity... glenn, glenna dream meaning

Gloria

Glorious one... gloria dream meaning

Glossy

Outstanding, according to color, i.E. Gold is forthcoming financial prosperity... glossy dream meaning

Glucose

Kindness being given to a weak and needy person... glucose dream meaning

Glycerin

Someone or something appearing to be innocent and sweet, but is danger in disguise... glycerin dream meaning

Glynis

See “glenn”... glynis dream meaning

Goal-post

A sign in the “game of life” that a goal is reached, and it is the end of an event; see “ballgame”... goal-post dream meaning

Godfrey

See “jeremiah”... godfrey dream meaning

Gonorrhea

See “venereal disease”... gonorrhea dream meaning

Gordon

Strong, mighty ruler... gordon dream meaning

Gorman

Strong, manly... gorman dream meaning

Gown And P.j.’s

A nightgown is submissive, pajamas are authoritative, representing a situation at home... gown and p.j.’s dream meaning

Grady

Illustrious, famous... grady dream meaning

Graham

From the gray land; see “pearl”... graham dream meaning

Granger

Farmer... granger dream meaning

Grantland

Grand, blessed by god... grantland dream meaning

Granville

See “grantland”... granville dream meaning

Graph

Indicates there is a precise plan laid out for a particular purpose; research details... graph dream meaning

Grater

That which has an irritating effect is rubbing one the wrong way... grater dream meaning

Gravitate

See “flying”... gravitate dream meaning

Grayson

Fruit of the intermediate... grayson dream meaning

Greg

See “gregory”... greg dream meaning

Gregory

Trustworthy guardian, watchman... gregory dream meaning

Gretchen

See “pearl”... gretchen dream meaning

Griffith

Strong leader... griffith dream meaning

Grilling

“Dry” cooking is preparing your work or service the hard way; compare to “oil” and “water”... grilling dream meaning

Groggy

Confused because of a lack of knowledge... groggy dream meaning

Grooming

Removing flaws from one’s life in order for a new spiritual beginning to take place; see “pruning”... grooming dream meaning

Grover

From the grove of trees, fruitful one... grover dream meaning

Gunnar

Warrior... gunnar dream meaning

Gustave, Gus

Worthy of respect, strong spirit... gustave, gus dream meaning

Guthrie

Perseverance, spiritual strength and fortitude... guthrie dream meaning

Gwen, Gwynn

See “gwendolyn”... gwen, gwynn dream meaning

Gwendolyn

Fair one, full of wisdom and honor... gwendolyn dream meaning

Hunting With Guns

Searching for trouble that is usually none of their business; see “gun”... hunting with guns dream meaning

Safety Glass

Wisdom that keeps one safe; see “glass”... safety glass dream meaning

Antiaircraft Guns

One feels under attack, but is ready to fight back. ... antiaircraft guns dream meaning

Brooks, Garth

1. Desire to be a successful stage performer.

2. Words sung are significant in one’s life. ... brooks, garth dream meaning

Canned Goods

Hard times are at hand. ... canned goods dream meaning

Dump (landfill, Garbage Dump)

1. A need or desire to let go of un­helpful emotions, burdens.

2. Sadness, perhaps depression (as in “down in the dumps”). ... dump (landfill, garbage dump) dream meaning

Gas, Natural

1. Smelling natural gas is a warning that a situation is dangerous and should be dealt with immediately.

2. If one smells gas and deals with it by lighting a pilot light, it indicates that the problem is solved. ... gas, natural dream meaning

Gentleman

1. Hoping to meet someone with the qualities a gentle­ man embodies.

2. Need someone gentle in one’s life. ... gentleman dream meaning

Geographer

Trying to find one’s way to a new place, actual or emotional. ... geographer dream meaning

Geometric

An attempt to control the world by redesigning it into geometric sections. ... geometric dream meaning

Gershwin

One wants romance to come into one’s life. ... gershwin dream meaning

Gigolo

1. If visiting, one is sexually hungry.

2. A need for sexual variety in one’s life.

3. One wants to attract. ... gigolo dream meaning

Godfather

1. Someone to be feared.

2. Someone to ask the aid of.

3. Rely more on one’s family. ... godfather dream meaning

Goldfish Bowl

1. Boredom with one’s life, career or relationships.

2. Innocence. ... goldfish bowl dream meaning

Goose Bumps

One is afraid of someone or something. ... goose bumps dream meaning

Grandstand

Get a better view of something. ... grandstand dream meaning

Grasp

1. Hang on tightly to something one values greatly.

2. A dream of attaining something. ... grasp dream meaning

Greasepaint

An attempt to disguise insecurities. ... greasepaint dream meaning

Green (color)

1. Virginity.

2. Birth.

3. Dissatisfaction.

4. A new ex­perience or fear of new experiences.

5. One feels at home in a healthy outdoor environment.

6. “Green light” to go ahead on some project.

7. Someone is feeling “green with envy” at the achievements of someone else. ... green (color) dream meaning

Grenada

Looking to get away from it all. ... grenada dream meaning

Grinch

1. One is going down the wrong road.

2. Sign that you must have compassion and concern for yourself. ... grinch dream meaning

Grovel

What one feels he/she is doing to obtain something. ... grovel dream meaning

Grub

1. An irritation in one’s life.

2. One has to borrow something from someone. ... grub dream meaning

Gunfire

Situation is going to result in a fight. ... gunfire dream meaning

Gunplay

Serious combatants. ... gunplay dream meaning

Implements (tools, Good)

1. Belief that one has the “tools” to achieve one’s goals.

2. Challenge to create or build. ... implements (tools, good) dream meaning

Inn (in Good Condition)

1. Need for rest or relaxation.

2. Escape.

3. Return to childhood. ... inn (in good condition) dream meaning

Kid (baby Goat)

1. Dreamer feels small and defenseless.

2. Reckless or playful youth.

3. Desire to be a kid again. ... kid (baby goat) dream meaning

Present (gift)

1. Good fortune.

2. Use caution against idle flattery; something or someone may be deceptive. ... present (gift) dream meaning

Accepting From Or Giving To The Deceased Something

Accepting something from the dead is regarded as good while giving him something is regarded as bad.

If a person sees a dead person giving him something of this world it mean he will acquire livelihood from an unimaginable source. And if he sees himself giving a dead person clothes normally worn by living persons and he accepts such clothes and wears them it means he (the giver) has a short life span.... accepting from or giving to the deceased something dream meaning

Alive In The Grave

If a person sees himself as alive in the grave he will either be imprisoned or he will find himself in some straitened circumstances.... alive in the grave dream meaning

Almighty God

(See Allah)... almighty god dream meaning

Army General

(Commander; Military) In a dream, an army general or a commander represents someone famous who is self assured and dauntless.

If one sees himself as an army general in a dream, and should he qualify for such a position, it means prosperity, honor and blessings.

If one does not qualify for such a position, then it may mean his death.

If a poor person sees himself as an army general in a dream, it means disturbances and that he will raise his voice. As for a prisoner, it means his release from jail.... army general dream meaning

Bars Of Gold

Seeing bars of gold or crockery made from gold means losing some of a person’s wealth or the king or governor becoming unhappy or disillusioned with him.... bars of gold dream meaning

Becoming A Goat

If a person dreams that he is transformed into a goat, he will acquire blessings and piety.... becoming a goat dream meaning

Black Grapes

Black grapes, although in reality are excellent buit in a dream they do not augur well for the one who sees them.

The reason being that Hadhrat Nooh (AS) cursed his son out of anger. Consequently, the grapes that the son had in his hand turned black. Therefore, in view of this incident, there is no benefit in seeing black grapes.... black grapes dream meaning

Blowing Into The Ground

(See Blowing)... blowing into the ground dream meaning

Broken Gate Of A Garden

If one side of the gate leading to the garden is seen as broken, it means the observer will divorce his wife.

An Unknown Garden : It stands for Jannah. Entering and touring such a garden suggest that the observer will attain Jannah by way of making greater progress in matters of Deen.... broken gate of a garden dream meaning

Bunch Of Grapes

(See Grapes)... bunch of grapes dream meaning

Burial Ground

(See Cemetery)... burial ground dream meaning

Charcoal Grill

(See Brazier)... charcoal grill dream meaning

Complete Wudhu Or Ghusl

A complete wudhu or ghusl suggestes complete pardon from sins and evil.... complete wudhu or ghusl dream meaning

Consent To Obey God’s Commands

(See Conformance)... consent to obey god’s commands dream meaning

Cotton Ginner

(A professional craftsman who works at separating seeds from cotton.) In a dream, a cotton ginner represents a man of knowledge or a judge who settles disputes. He may also represent the person who mints money or one who separates the good metal from the bad ones, or he may represent a man with many wives and children.

(Also see Carder; Cotton; Cotton ginnery)... cotton ginner dream meaning

Cotton Ginnery

(Gin) In a dream, a cotton gin means commanding someone, satisfying a need, procreation, a righteous progeny, money making capital, marriage, emerging truth and sagacity.

A cotton gin in a dream also represents two partners, one of them is a hypocrite and the other is a hard minded person.

(Also see Cotton ginner)... cotton ginnery dream meaning

Counting Gems

(See Counting)... counting gems dream meaning

Day Of Gathering

(See Intercession Resurrection)... day of gathering dream meaning

Dig Up A Grave

(See Digging a grave; Exhume; Grave)... dig up a grave dream meaning

Digging One’s Own Grave

Seeing oneself digging one’s own grave means one will build for oneself a house in that town or place.... digging one’s own grave dream meaning

Digging The Grave Of A Dead Person

If a person sees himself digging the grave of a dead person who is known to him it means he will follow in his footsteps in worldly as well as religious matters.

If he is unknown to him, he will pursue a matter wherein he will not succeed.... digging the grave of a dead person dream meaning

Donning Green Clothes

A pleasant dream for both the living and dead since green is the colour of the people of Jannah.... donning green clothes dream meaning

Dream Interpreter

In a dream, a dream interpreter represents happiness for a sad person and sorrow for a happy person.

If one who desires to maintain secrecy around his life and goals sees a dream interpreter in his dream, it means that he will find an intimate friend or a confidant to complete his intention.

If one is expecting news from an associate or if someone in a different land sees a dream interpreter in his dream, it means that he will receive the desired news.Adream interpreter in a dream also represents knowledge of sings, deciphering messages, analyzing substances, a tracer, a religious scholar, a lawyer, a good advisor, a compassionate friend, ajudge or a physician.

A dream interpreter in a dream also represents someone who does not keep a secret or someone who brings people both happy or sad news. In a dream, he is also a preacher, an advisor, one who balances things, a money changer, a garment cleaner, an undertaker, a barber, a comedian, a news broadcaster or someone who searches for people’s faults. Seeing oneself as a dream interpreter in a dream, and if one qualifies to sit on the bench, it means that he will become ajudge.lfhe is seeking knowledge, he will acquire it.

If he is seeking to become a physician, he will become one. Otherwise, he might become a money changer, a banker or any of the earlier mentioned trades. Telling a dream interpreted a dream in one’s dream, and if the explanation agrees with the common wisdom and religious norms of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, then whatever one is told in his dream is true. Ifone does not understand the explanation of the dream interpreter in his dream, then he might need to find a qualified interpreter in wakefulness to satisfy his needs.

(Also see Astrologer; Divination; Fortuneteller; Founder; Interpretation; Seer)... dream interpreter dream meaning

Dry Grass

Dry grass serves as a harbinger for receiving gold in the near future, Imaam Muhammad Bin Sireen (RA) used to refer to grass as pure gold. One, when he was presented with a camel load of dry grass, he looked at it for a long time, then said: “I wish I had seen this in my dream!”, for then he would have received gold.... dry grass dream meaning

Eating A Goat Or Its Limb

A Child of his will die in that place if it is eaten fresh, without cooking.... eating a goat or its limb dream meaning

Eating A Specific Number Of Grapes

If a person sees himself eating specific number of grapes (ie he counts them while eating them) it suggest that he will either be given the same number of lashes or the same number of pimples will appear on his body.... eating a specific number of grapes dream meaning

Eating Fruits In The Garden

It means the observer will receive wealth from a wealthy woman.... eating fruits in the garden dream meaning

Eating Half-cooked Meat Of A Goat

He will become prosperous.... eating half-cooked meat of a goat dream meaning

Eating The Innards Of A Goat

If a person dreams that he is eating any portion of the innards (such as the liver, fat, spleen, heart etc.) of a goat, it means acquiring wealth.

The same is the case if the becomes the owner of any portion of the innards. There is no difference as to whether they are cooked, roasted or fried. There is also no difference as to whether they are of a goat or any other animal. But the innards of a human being is regarded as more excellent.... eating the innards of a goat dream meaning

Eating The Raw Meat Of A Goat

Eating raw meat of goat or striking someone with such meat means he will slander someone or speak ill behind his back.... eating the raw meat of a goat dream meaning

Exalting God’s Oneness

Exalting God’s oneness and sovereignty in a dream means receiving financial compensation for pain and suffering.

To utter the Exalting God’s oneness and sovereignty in a dream means receiving financial compensation for pain and suffering.

To utter the formula: ‘La ilahe: il Allah’’ (there is no god other than Allah) in a dream means that one will only die having faith in his Lord.

(Also see Exclamation of God’s Sovereignty)... exalting god’s oneness dream meaning

Exclamation Of God’s Sovereignty

In a dream, exclamation of God’s sovereignty, i.e., uttering the formula “La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Ilia Billah” (There is no will or power except that of God’s Almighty) means constant repentance in wakefulness and hope for salvation. It also means conquering one’s enemies.

(Also see Exalting God’s oneness)... exclamation of god’s sovereignty dream meaning

Field Meant For Growing Produce

Seeing his field utilized for growing produce means that he will prosper in matter pertaining to his Deen and Worldly life.

The greener the field the greater the prosperity.... field meant for growing produce dream meaning

Fulfilling One’s Goal

Fulfilling one’s goal in a dream means increase in knowledge, guidance on the path of God Almighty, earning lawful money, marriage or becoming wealthy.... fulfilling one’s goal dream meaning

Gadget

(See Drum)... gadget dream meaning

Gains

(See Booty)... gains dream meaning

Galia Moschata

(Oils; Perfume made of a mixture of musk and ambergris) Anointing oneself with galia moschata in a dream means happiness,joy, peace, praises, commendations and celebrations. Anointing oneself with this perfume in a dream also could mean performing a pilgrimage to Mecca or begetting a son. Wearinggalia moschata in a dream also could denote distress from an allegation that will be handed down by someone in authority.... galia moschata dream meaning

Gamecock

(See Cock fighting)... gamecock dream meaning

Garden Greens

(See Garden herbs; Lentil; Sprout)... garden greens dream meaning

Garden Heliotrope

(See Gillyflotoer)... garden heliotrope dream meaning

Garden Herbs

(Garden greens; Herbs; Legume; Sprouts) A bouquet of fresh garden herbs in a dream represent a man in sorrow and distress. Gathering a bunch of mixed herbs from one’s garden in a dream signifies trouble caused by a female members of one’s family.

If it is a bunch of fresh sprouts, then one should be careful about an evil mishap. Dry sprouts in a dream signify money that will salvage a bad investment.

(Also see Sprouts)... garden herbs dream meaning

Gardens, Rivers And Damsels Of Jannah

All these suggest that the observer will prosper in both the worlds, the extent of his prosperity depending on how much of the above he sees.... gardens, rivers and damsels of jannah dream meaning

Garment Alteration

(See Alterations)... garment alteration dream meaning

Garments Of Jannah

Dreaming of oneself as having donned the garments of paradise means that the observer will prosper in both the worlds.... garments of jannah dream meaning

Garments Of Silk, Raw Silk And Fin Silk

These symbolise superiority, Strength, influence and the acquiring of unlawful wealth.... garments of silk, raw silk and fin silk dream meaning

Garments, Burning

If a person sees his clothes or part of his body on fir it implies that he will encounter some crises relating to his clothes or body.

(This will be discussed in great detail in this book).

If such a fire constitutes tongues of falme rising upwards it means harm will come to him from the king or uler. And if no flames are seen it symbolizes pleurisy.... garments, burning dream meaning

Gastrointestinal Disease

(See Colitis)... gastrointestinal disease dream meaning

Gem Polishing

(Polishing) In a dream, a gem polisher represents the polisher of the hearts, a wise man, a teacher, a shaikh, a sage, a refiner of characters or a 186 gnostic. On the other hand, a gem polisher in a dream may also represent evil, belligerence, hesitation, or travels.

A stone polisher in a dream represents someone who offends or injures people’s feelings with his words.... gem polishing dream meaning

Gems Of The Eyes

(Children)... gems of the eyes dream meaning

Genealogist

(See Linguist)... genealogist dream meaning

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.... general rule pertaining to a dream with two scenes with opposing interpretations dream meaning

Geomancy

( See Divination)... geomancy dream meaning

Ghaib

(arb. Unseen. See Five times prayers)... ghaib dream meaning

Ghee

(Butter; Purified butter) In a dream, ghee represents knowledge, spiritual excellence or purity of faith that is free from doubt. Ghee in a dream also could represent a woman who can win people’s hearts, though she exaggerates a little in her expressions of friendliness.

If a woman sees herself unusually fat in a dream, it means that a swagger will take advantage of her. When ghee is seen in a bowl in a dream, it means knowledge, spiritual awakening for the right people, medicine for a sick person, or it could mean his recovery. Extractingghee from butter in a dream means lawful and blessed earnings, prosperity, comfort, and healthy living.... ghee dream meaning

Ghee And Milk

They represent wealth and prosperity for the person who acquires or takes ownership for them.... ghee and milk dream meaning

Gherkins

(Cucumber; Small pickle) Gherkins in a dream represent a son who looks like his father and mother and acts like them.

(Also see Pickles; Preserves)... gherkins dream meaning

Gibbon

(Monkey; Primate) A gibbon in a dream represents someone of little intelligence who leads himself to a serious nerve breakdown. Such a person disrupts his life through his own actions and sins and is despised in people’s eyes.

A gibbon in a dream also represents a toadying person, though proud. He also represents astonishment and forgetfulness.

(Also see Monkey)... gibbon dream meaning

Gigantic

(See Giant)... gigantic dream meaning

Gilder

(Gold leaf) In a dream, a gilder represents a decorator, someone who makes things attractive and pleasant or someone who coats things with sugar. In general, a gilder in a dream represents someone who is truthful in his words and actions. Ifa gilder overlays gold leafover the cover of a book in a dream, it means that he is lying, falsifying things, innovating and that he is a heedless person who loses his money in loathsome entertainments, corruption, or it could mean that he works for a religious institution.... gilder dream meaning

Gillyflower

(bot. Carnation; Garden heliotrope; Wallflower) In a dream, gillyflowers signify the death of a newborn, a celebration that will not culminate in peace, a short lived happiness, a newjob that will be quickly terminated, or they could mean wearing stylish clothing, or treasuring the art effects of another culture.... gillyflower dream meaning

Ginner

(Machine. See Cotton ginner)... ginner dream meaning

Giving People Water To Drink

Drawing water from the well and seeing impurities and filth in such water means the person doing so will pollute his wealth with haraam wealth.... giving people water to drink dream meaning

Giving Someone Black Coins

A secret will be divulged to him.... giving someone black coins dream meaning

Giving The Dead Roti, Bread Or A Ring

It means a son will be born to him and he will die, or if he is wealthy he will lose his wealth.

And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... giving the dead roti, bread or a ring dream meaning

Giving Up The Ghost

(Death) In a dream, the return of one’s soul back to its Lord means remitting of a trust back to its rightful owner, the recovery of a sick person from his illness, the release of a prisoner from jail, or perhaps it could represent a reunion of people who love one another.

(Also see Death)... giving up the ghost dream meaning

Glass Bottle

A glass bottle in a dream represents a servant, a housekeeper, a son or a woman.

A glass bottle in a dream also represents a woman who does not keep a secret, a slanderous companion, sickness, an adulteress or a prostitute.

A glass bottle filled with oil in a dream represents a woman and her makeup. Ifone grooms his hair with oil from such a bottle in a dream, it means adorning himselfor being proud about his love for such a woman. Ifthe oil spills over one’s face during the process of applying it in the dream, it means that he will suffer from distress.

The broken chips of a glass bottle in a dream represent money. Aurine testing tube in a dream represents a prostitute. Thus, ifone sees himself urinating inside such a tube in his dream, he should beware not to commit adultery.

A bottle of wine in a dream represents a housekeeper who is hesitant about carrying money on her. Abottle of wine in a dream represents a pregnant woman who could suffer from hemorrhaging though she will deliver her child safely. Glass bottles of different colors and sizes in a dream represent people of different nationalities.

A glass bottle in a dream also could mean exposing 188 people’s secret life or slandering disloyal people. Ifa glass bottle falls and breaks inside one’s house in a dream, it means avoiding corruption or escaping from temptation that could take place inside such a house.

(Also see Bottle)... glass bottle dream meaning

Glass Pitcher

For an unwed person, seeing a glass pitcher in a dream means marriage to a rich and a beautiful woman.

(Also see Bottle)... glass pitcher dream meaning

Glass Slippers

(See Slippers)... glass slippers dream meaning

Glazier

(See Enamelist)... glazier dream meaning

Glitters

(Money; Sequins; World)... glitters dream meaning

Glob

(See Ball)... glob dream meaning

Glorifying

Glorifying God’s sovereignty in a dream is a confirmation of one’s true faith.

If in real life the person is ill, imprisoned or in fear, glorifying God Almighty in a dream means his cure, freedom and peace.

If one sees himself performing his prescribed prayers, then following that with invocations of God’s glory in a dream, it means that one will receive a verdict of innocence, fulfil a vow, comply with the divine command, or that God Almighty will provide him with resources to pay his debts from sources he does not anticipate.... glorifying dream meaning

Glorious Throne

(See Divine Throne)... glorious throne dream meaning

Goat Hair

It is the same as wool in all respect.... goat hair dream meaning

Gocart

(See Palanquin)... gocart dream meaning

God’s House

(See Entering Paradise; Ka’aba; Masjid; Mosque)... god’s house dream meaning

God’s Will

(Destiny; Divine will) Acknowledging God’s will in a dream signifies receiving great benefits, prosperity or reaping the fruits of success in whatever good project one undertakes.

(Also see Allah)... god’s will dream meaning

Gold Coin Without Any Imprint

If this seen in his dream a son will be born in his house.... gold coin without any imprint dream meaning

Gold Coins

If the origin and quantity is unknown and they are more than four, its interpretation is somewhat unpleasant. It represents grief and sorrow which he will experience. Receiving any of these means his reputation will be harmed. This, in turn will lead to a dispute or quarrel. But if their quantity is known the matter will be less serious and it will be settled in due course.... gold coins dream meaning

Gold Ring

It symbolises unlawful and haraam wealth and clothing.... gold ring dream meaning

Golden Cage

(See Marriage)... golden cage dream meaning

Golden Calf

Seeing a golden calf in a dream means pursuing the path of greed, or disobedience or celebrating falsehood.... golden calf dream meaning

Golden Oriole

(See Oriole)... golden oriole dream meaning

Golf Bag

In a dream, a golf bag represents the keeper of one’s secrets, or it could represent one’s mistress.

If any of its contents are exposed, or ifthey peak from its opening end in the dream, it means divulging one’s secrets.

A gulf bag in a dream also represents the carrier who turns against his employer or betrays him.... golf bag dream meaning

Golf Ball

(See Ball)... golf ball dream meaning

Goliath’s Head

(Arrogance; Deception; Defeat; Death; Giant; Mocking; Slingshot) Goliath’s head in a dream represents a perfidious man who entices people to engage in treachery, deception and falsehood. Ifone sees himself nicknamed as Goliath’s head in a dream, it means that he will be accused of treachery, deceiving others or defaming them, though he maybe innocent of such allegations.... goliath’s head dream meaning

Gomorrah

(See Loti)... gomorrah dream meaning

Good Manners

(See Perfume salesman)... good manners dream meaning

Good Smelling Sock

It symbolises the security of his wealth.

If they are without any defect, giving off a good odour, it means he will discharge Zakaah and his wealth will remain protected against all calamities. Also his wealth will be purified and his own condition will improved.... good smelling sock dream meaning

Good Deed

Doing a good deed in a dream means repentance, reestablishing the connection with one’s blood relations, uniting one’s family with love or being charitable in helping a poor person.

If one sees himself calling people to God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will be saved from hell-fire. Doing good deeds in a dream such as charity, prayers, invoking God’s blessings, helping others, protecting the rights of others, commanding what is lawful and shunning what is forbidden incurs the divine pleasure and bounty, and brings profits to one’s business, pays his debts, dispels his fears and leads him to receive a leading position in his community. Thanking God Almighty for His favors in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Doing a good deed in a dream also signifies receiving encouragement or having encouraging ambitions.

To spend money on God’s path in a dream means receiving money in wakefulness.... good deed dream meaning

Goodwill

(Alms; Generosity; Secondhand; Thrift shop; Torn garments. See Used clothing)... goodwill dream meaning

Governors

Ifone sees them in a good state in a dream, it means that he will attain his goals, be it profits, knowledge, guidance or uprightness.

A governor in a dream also represents an orthopedist, an engineer, gentleness or conformity.

If a governor sees himself hearing a petition from a deranged person, a stupid person, a street sweeper, a baker, a trash collector, a servant, a dancer or a musician in a dream, it means that the governor will consent to the opinions or advice of others inhis ruling, or perhaps he will lean toward the interests of some opportunists.

A governor in a dream also represents a father or a mother who teach their children justice and righteousness and in turn, the child will benefit from them and particularly if he follows their advice.

(Also see Earth)... governors dream meaning

Grabbing

Grabbing to a wall, a tree or a branch in a dream means the nearing end of one’s life, depending on how firmly one is grabbing to it. Firmly grabbing to something in a dream is also means holding dearly to a strong man.

(Also see Gripping; Hug)... grabbing dream meaning

Grain Merchant

In a dream, a grain merchant represents a man of dignity whose earnings are blessed if he does not need to sell his merchandise in the dream, but if he is eager to dispose of his merchandise, then it will bring him humiliation.

If one sees the governor of his town selling grains in a dream, it means that he will lose his post.

A grain merchant in a dream also represents the head of merchants, a union boss, the chief craftsperson, or a popular and a magnanimous ruler. Selling grains and not seeing the return or money in a dream represents one’s ascetic detachment and gratitude to his Lord, for the real price of things is gratitude.

(Also see Wheat)... grain merchant dream meaning

Grains

(See Wheat)... grains dream meaning

Grammar Teacher

(See Teacher; Writer)... grammar teacher dream meaning

Grammarian

(Linguist; Philologist) Agrammarian in a dream represents preventive medicine, drug prescriptions, avoiding evil pranks, or it could mean a cover for one’s head.

A grammarian in a dream also means embellishment of one’s words, making a flowery speech, falsification or exaggeration. Seeing a grammarian in a dream also means balance, unbalance, gossipry, pretension and ostentatiousness.

If a falsifier becomes a grammarian in a dream, it means that he will turn truthful and become known for it. Ifhe is a heedless person, it means that he will receive guidance.

If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent for his sins. Ifhe stammers, it means that he will prosper after having suffered from poverty.

The same interpretation is given for one who suffers from dumbness.

If he is sick, it means that he will recover from his illness.

(Also see Linguist)... grammarian dream meaning

Granary

(See Underground granary)... granary dream meaning

Grape Juice

(See Juice)... grape juice dream meaning

Grapevine

(Vineyard) A grapevine in a dream represents a wife, wealth or a servant.

(Also see Vineyard)... grapevine dream meaning

Graphic Artist

(See Architect; Artist; Carpet weaver; Painter; Weaver)... graphic artist dream meaning

Grass Pea

A grass pea in a dream represents profits and resting after a long journey.... grass pea dream meaning

Grave Digger

In a dream, a grave digger represents a person toiling in difficulties. One cannot be at peace with him until he dies. Ifone sees a grave digger asking about him in a dream, it means calamities for the person in question, and peace for those who will help bury him.

(Also see Body snatcher)... grave digger dream meaning

Grave Digger And Excavator

To see a grave digger or excavator in the dream means death for the one who sees it provided any of the following happens; he pushes the grave digger away from his place; his animal tramples the grave digger, the grave digger falls on the ground; he himself is in the state of sakraat. But if any of the following happens then he will either lose his job or die; he rolls up his bedding; his turban or topi falls off from his head; his hand gets cut off from his body; his tongue is cut off; he becomes blind.

And Allah knows best.... grave digger and excavator dream meaning

Great Bear

(See Constellations)... great bear dream meaning

Greater Bairam

(See Feast ofImmolation)... greater bairam dream meaning

Green Fields

(See Crop)... green fields dream meaning

Green Fruit

If green fruit is seen, it suggests wealth which will be of no benefit to the observer.... green fruit dream meaning

Green Mare

He will marry a woman with a charming personality and a sweet, singing voice.... green mare dream meaning

Greengrocer

A person who fully comprehends what people say and he understands their reasoning. And when he speaks he supports his speech with good reasoning and proof. He also possesses a good and clean heart... greengrocer dream meaning

Greeting With Salaam

Saying Salaam to a known person means marriage will be proposed to such a person for oneself, one’s son or another party.

If the other person responds to the Salaam, it means the proposal will be accepted. Otherwise, not. But if he is not known to him it means that he any get married in a foreign land.... greeting with salaam dream meaning

Greasel

(Lubrication; Oil) In a dream, grease is a sign of distress or depression.

If one sees himselfsmearing his hair with excess grease, and if grease starts to run over his face in a dream, it means adversities, burdens and a painful depression. Ifit is a normal quantity, then it means beautifying oneself.

If the grease smells bad in the dream, it means sarcastic praises equivalent to the degree of its stench, or it could represent a prostitute, or an insolent man. 194 Rubbing oneselfwith mercury or a fragrant cream mixed with musk in a dream means hearing favorable praises and earning a good reputation. Lubricating someone else’s head in a dream means evil and the subject should take precautions toward the one greasing his head. Having ajar of grease or cream to rub one’s body with it or to apply it to others in a dream means fawning, adulation, flattery, hypocrisy, falsehood or backbiting, etcetera. Ifone sees his own face rubbed with grease in a dream, it means a lifetime of abstinence and religious fasting. Rubbing oneself with a cream as a treatment or as a medicine to lessen one’s pain in a dream means that one will correct himself, or save money as a bridal dower or as a down payment toward a purchase.

(Also see Lubrication; Stuffed turkey)... greasel dream meaning

Grimness

(See Harshness)... grimness dream meaning

Grinding Stones

If a person sees a grinding stone in motion, it signifies that he will most definitely acquire sustenance but after much difficulty and hardship, but such sustenance will be pure and halaal.

If a grinding stone is seen grinding wheat thus producing flour, it means the observer will acquire sustenance as a result of someone else’s toil. But if he, himself operates the grinding stone, it means he will earn his own livelihood. Sometimes, a mill or grinding stone represents fighting or quarrelling if there is anything to suggest this in the dream.... grinding stones dream meaning

Gripping

(Holding; Seizing) Gripping to somethingby the hand in a dream means buyinga new property, renewal of one’s control over something, getting married or begetting a son.

(Also see Grabbing; Hug)... gripping dream meaning

Grocery Bag

In a dream, a grocery bag means good news. Though, mostly its interpretation relates to what it contains.

For example, if it carries grapes or eggs, then it means money and profits. Agrocery bag in a dream also means glad tidings or warnings.... grocery bag dream meaning

Grudge

(Rancor; Hatred) In a dream, to see oneself having a grudge, of suffering from one means earning a high rank or becoming a governor.... grudge dream meaning

Grumble

(See Murmur)... grumble dream meaning

Grus

(See Constellations)... grus dream meaning

Guarding Post

(Dwellings; Niche) In a dream, a guarding post represents a spiritual retreat, a votive seclusion, prayers, hunger, fast, depression, humbling oneself, controlling one’s passions and desires.... guarding post dream meaning

Guidance

(Wall) Guidance in a dream means oppression.

To receive guidance in one’s dream through seeing a light, or hearing the admonition of the holy Qur’an means walking one the straight path and abstaining from falsehood, or it could mean mixing with its people.... guidance dream meaning

Gullet

(Life; chastity)... gullet dream meaning

Gullnuts

(Acorn; Gull; Oak apples) In a dream, gullnuts represent an endowment or a growing capital investment. ... gullnuts dream meaning

Guarantee

(Bail; Collateral; Escrow; Security; Surety) In a dream, a guarantee means commitment or a promise to take responsibility for something.

If the content of the guarantee is of good nature, such as charity, or a guarantee of safe conduct, or a promise to satisfy a need, or a promise to save someone in need, 196 then the dream represents the good character and nature of the person seeing it.

If the guarantee is promising alcohol, wine, unlawful money or contempt, then the dream means confinement, need, poverty, parsimony, or tightfistness, because the guarantor in the dream is the debtor and the guarantee in a dream represents a fine. Ifone sees himself guaranteeing someone for something in a dream, it means that he will learn somethinggood from the one he is guaranteeing, or that he will he regret something he already guaranteed.

(Also see Sponsorship)... guarantee dream meaning

Gun Salesman

(Arms) In a dream, a gun salesman is like a police officer and represents an oppressor in general.

(Also see Gunsmith)... gun salesman dream meaning

Gunsmith

(Arm) In a dream, a gunsmith represents war, arguments, or victory.

(Also see Gun salesman)... gunsmith dream meaning

Gurgle Of A Camel

(See Sound ofAnimals)... gurgle of a camel dream meaning

Gutted House

If a person sees his house devastated by fire it is a hint that he will be disgraced by an authority; or he will be afflicted by an epidemic disease.... gutted house dream meaning

Gutter Of Mercy

(Mizaab) If one sees the Gutter of Mercy in a dream, which is located on the roof of the Holy Ka’aba in Mecca inside a mosque or a house in a dream, it carries the same interpretation as that of seeing the Well ofZamzam in a dream. Standing under the Gutter of Mercy at the Holy Ka’aba in a dream means that one’s wishes will come true, and particularly if pure fresh water pours through it. However, ifmurky water comes through it, then it means the opposite.

(Also see Gutter; Ka’aba; Zamzam)... gutter of mercy dream meaning

Hand Grinder

(See Hand mill)... hand grinder dream meaning

Hidden Goodness

(Herbal medicine; Medicinal plant; Wild plants)... hidden goodness dream meaning

House Garden

In a dream, a house garden means protection ofwomen’s chastity, the honor of men’s abstinence, denial of suspicion regarding the lawfulness of one’s earnings, or protection of children’s innocence.

A private garden in a dream may mean stinginess, or refusing to satisfy the needs of someone who asks for help, whether his needs are financial or relating to acquiring knowl216 edge.

A house garden in a dream also represents one’s private devotion, fasting, asceticism, piety, fear of wrongdoing, celebrating God’s praises and exalting His holiness.

A house garden in a dream also could mean a marriage within the family, insanity on the part of that house dwellers, paying a financial penalty, or it could mean an imposition.

(Also see Garden; Nursery)... house garden dream meaning

Hunting A Female Gazelle Or Buck

He will marry a beautiful woman.... hunting a female gazelle or buck dream meaning

Interpretation

Personal interpretation of matters in a dream means false reports. However, if a known knowledgeable and a truthful person interprets something in a dream, his recommendations and explanations should be heeded.

(Also see Dream interpreter)... interpretation dream meaning

Intoxicants Made From Dates Or Grapes

They signify apprehension and doubt about one’s resources or about the lawfulness of one’s earnings.... intoxicants made from dates or grapes dream meaning

Legal Guardianship

(Custodian; Trustee) If one receives instructions from a... legal guardianship dream meaning

Keeper Of The Gate

(Personal guard; Prison guard) If a notable or a public figure sees his keepers of the gates, or his personal guards standing-up in a dream, it means that they are performing their duty correctly.

If they are sitting in the dream, it means that they are failing their duties.

The governor’s keeper of the gate in a dream represents glad tidings. Usually he represents a notable person, or a great person who is sought for advice, whereby both great and little people depend on him for access.

The keeper of the gate in a dream also represents abeyance, or blocking one’s access.

(Also see Doorman)... keeper of the gate dream meaning

Limb Of The Goat Skinned

If a limb of the goat is seen as skinned then that person towards whom the limb is linked will die.... limb of the goat skinned dream meaning

Limbs Of The Body Becoming Glass

If any of the limbs becomes glass, the person has a very short life span.... limbs of the body becoming glass dream meaning

Little Girl

A little girl in a dream represents prosperity, wealth after poverty, and ease after a passing adversity. Seeing a baby girl of milk suckling age is even better in a dream. It means a new and a praiseworthy development in one’s life, or it could mean receiving benefits one is hoping for, or living a new world.

A little girl in a dream also represents something exclusive for the one who saw her in his dream. Carrying a little girl in a dream means release of a prisoner, or if one is suffering from difficulties, or if he is at fault in an argument, or if he is indebted or poor, it means that all of his worries will be dispelled by the glad tidings of this little girl.

If none of these conditions apply, then it means distress or misfortune.

If a mother delivers a sick baby girl in a dream, it means relieffrom her difficulties. Ifshe gives birth to such a child from her mouth, then it means death.

A little girl in a dream also means a new world, while a young girl in a dream implies getting a newjob.

If a woman sees a little girl in a dream, it means that she cannot conceive children.

If one hires a little girl to work for him in a dream, it means that he will receive glad tidings. Ifhe hires a little boy, then it means bad news. Carrying a little girl in a dream is better than carrying a little boy. Ifone carries a baby boy wrapped in a swaddle in a dream, it means imprisonment or a sickness.

If one is poor, then it means that he will live to an old age in misery.

If he is rich and diligent in the dream, it means that he will lose his money and reason.

(Also see Child; Young woman)... little girl dream meaning

Material Gift From Allah :

If a person sees Allah giving him something pertaining to the world, it means he will soon be afflicted with sickness. It may also mean that some hardship will befall him. As recompense, he shall received great rewards from Allah which will earn him Jannah.... material gift from allah : dream meaning

Milk Of Game

Milk of all edible game symbolises prosperity and lawful rizq.... milk of game dream meaning

Milking A Gazelle

(See Milk; Milking)... milking a gazelle dream meaning

Most Unpleasant Dream

If the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen as physically deformed or sick or dead then this is a very unpleasant dream. For, it alludes to the observer’s negligence and unmindfulness in mattes of deen. Such a person should immediately resort to repentance.... most unpleasant dream dream meaning

Mountain Goat

(Ibex; Oryx; Sasin; Wild goat) In a dream, a mountain goat represents a foreigner who will be passing by one’s town. Catching a mountain goat in a dream means receiving money from a king or from a wealthy and a powerful person, for the mountain in a dream represents such a person and the goat represents the prize. Looking at a mountain goat in a dream means slandering a person whoholds an important position in the government and who is well connected with the ruler. Catching a mountain goat in a dream means harm and sufferings, though eating its meat in a dream means that one will receive money from such a person.

(Also see Oryx)... mountain goat dream meaning

Newborn Girl

It is deemed a better dream than a newborn boy. It symbolises joy and happiness for the one who sees her.... newborn girl dream meaning

Night Guard

Standing as a night guard in a dream means obeying God’s commands and following the avenues of righteousness.

If a sick person sees himself returning from his night guard shift in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.... night guard dream meaning

Passing Gas

(See Fart)... passing gas dream meaning

Pederasty

(Homosexuality; Lover of boys; Sodomize; Sodomy) Molesting a child, or forcing a boy to sodomy in a dream means committing an evil act, loss of one’s capital to one’s enemy, engaging in loathsome actions, losing dignity, or confronting an enemy.

(Also see Anus; Inkwell; Satan; Scorpion; Sexual intercourse; Sodomy)... pederasty dream meaning

Personal Guard

A personal guard in a dream represents night vigil, prayers, constant remembrance of God Almighty and invoking His attributes. On the other hand, seeing one’s personal guard in a dream may mean evil or blatancy.

(Also see Keeper of the gate)... personal guard dream meaning

Pipe Dream

(See Rainbow)... pipe dream dream meaning

Plantations Guard

(See Rural warden)... plantations guard dream meaning

Playing Games

(See Games)... playing games dream meaning

Pleasure In The Garden

Merriment or a pleasure walk in a garden suggest that he will meet up with a beautiful woman with whom he will live happily.... pleasure in the garden dream meaning

Possessing, Gathering Or Walking In A Cloud

Possessing, gathering, walking in a cloud or mounting a cloud means the observer of the dream will acquire much wealth and prosperity.... possessing, gathering or walking in a cloud dream meaning

Praising God

(See Praises)... praising god dream meaning

Pressing Grapes

If a person sees himself pressing grapes, it means that he will serve the king or ruler.... pressing grapes dream meaning

Prison Guard

In a dream, a prison guard represents repercussions that could influence the veiling or unveiling of secrets.... prison guard dream meaning

Rain Gauge

(See Water level)... rain gauge dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) In Beautiful Garments

Seeing Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam)in beautiful garments implies that the Ummah will attain success materially as well as spiritually.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) in beautiful garments dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) Presenting A Gift

If someone sees Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) giving him any of his garments to wear or his ring or sword or any other item it means that whatever he acquires (such as land, knowledge, fight, the ability to other constant devotion to Allah) he will acquire it to its maximum.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) presenting a gift dream meaning

Receiving A Lamb As A Gift

A child will be born to him.... receiving a lamb as a gift dream meaning

Remembrance Of God

(See Zikr)... remembrance of god dream meaning

Roof Gutter

(See Gutter; Roof)... roof gutter dream meaning

Rubbing Grease

(See Grease)... rubbing grease dream meaning

Saber Guard

(See Knife handle)... saber guard dream meaning

Seeds Grown Into Plants Or Trees

It is a glad tiding that his good deeds a re accepted by Allah Ta’ala and that he will attain popularity, credibility and dignity in this world as a result of his good actions. At other times seeds may be interpreted as one’s children on condition that the field wherein the seeds are sewn is seen in its entirety and he is familiar with it.... seeds grown into plants or trees dream meaning

Seeing Any Of The Great Angels Of Allah Ta’ala

Dreaming of any of the great angels of Allah (Such as Jibreel, Mikaail, Izrail and Israfeel Alayhimus Salaam) heralds, plentiful rain, fertility of land, abundant risk and reduction in prices of goods or commodities, it is also a glad tiding that the observer of such a dream will attain martyrdom.... seeing any of the great angels of allah ta’ala dream meaning

Seeing Elephants And Beasts Of Prey In The Dream

An elephant symbolises a foreigner who is despotic, powerful and vehement. He has no compassion_striking fear into the hearts of people.... seeing elephants and beasts of prey in the dream dream meaning

Seeing Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) In The Dream

Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) has said : “Whosoever sees me in his dream he has truly seen me. For, the devil is unable to assume my form”.... seeing rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) in the dream dream meaning

Sheet Worn As A Garment

A sheet worn as a garment means the acquiring of the material world as well as Deen.... sheet worn as a garment dream meaning

Silver Or Gold Necklace Studded With Jewels

Seeing the above in the dream means that a person will be made to guard some trust.

At times jewels, if mined and their quantity is not known, mean fortunes from which a person will derive much benefit.... silver or gold necklace studded with jewels dream meaning

Single Gold Coin Or Coins Up To Four

They represent his children whose numbers depend on the numbers he had seen.... single gold coin or coins up to four dream meaning

Slaughtered And Skinned Goat Entering The House

If a person sees a slaughtered and skinned goat entering his house or any other place it means someone will die in that place.... slaughtered and skinned goat entering the house dream meaning

Smelting Gold, Silver Etc.

If a person sees himself in the act of melting gold, silver, iron or lead and casting any of them into any form such as coins, it means he will become the subject of people’s slandering and backbiting.

May Allah safeguard us against all calamities, hardships and suspicion . Ameen.... smelting gold, silver etc. dream meaning

Sodom And Gomorrah

(See City; Lot’)... sodom and gomorrah dream meaning

Songs Of God’s Love

(See Zikr)... songs of god’s love dream meaning

Soorah Ghaashiyah

He will become esteemed in the eyes of people and the effects of his knowledge will spread far and wide.... soorah ghaashiyah dream meaning

Soorah Mu’min Or Ghaafir

He will be a firm believer.... soorah mu’min or ghaafir dream meaning

Spikes Of Grain

Seeing spikes of grain in a dream means money and profits that will multiply. Green spikes of grain in a dream represent prosperity and a good harvest, while dry spikes of grain mean drought. Spikes in a dream also represent the days, months and years of one’s life, or the wealth contained in this world, its natural resources, or its coffers. Carrying a bunch of green spikes in one’s hand in a dream means knowledge or profits. Collecting spikes of grain from different spots in a farm one recognizes in a dream means that he will receive regular payments or a wage from the owner of that farm.... spikes of grain dream meaning

Spiritual Gathering

(Admonition; Fellowship; Gathering; Meeting; Religious meeting) If one who does not qualify to be a spiritual leader or a scholar sees himself holding a religious gathering and admonishing people to do good and to forbid evil in a dream, it means distress and an illness which he is praying hard for it to be lifted by God’s leave. However, ifhe does speak wisdom during such a spiritual gathering in his dream, it means praying hard to have one’s distress and illness lifted by God’s leave. Consequently, and God willing, he will recover from his illness and be able to dispel his adversities. His condition will change from tightness to abundance. He will repay his debts and overcome his oppressors.

If one sees a spiritual gathering where God’s Name is glorified, the holy Qur’an is read and wisdom is spoken in his dream, it means that such a place will be established as a spiritual center or as a mosque. Such a place will also become a center where spiritual leaders and governors will gather and speak.

If love songs of light nature are played during such a gathering in a dream, it means that falsehood will overtake such a place. Ifone sees himselfsitting in the center stage, in the middle oflearned people and religious scholars in a dream, it means that he will receive a greater knowledge and honor in his life.

A gathering that involves a court case, or a marriage in a dream represents an unknown adversity that will safely pass. Admonishing people in a public gathering in a dream means that one’s command will be obeyed. Sitting in the center stage in a spiritual gathering in a dream represents one’s station or rank, or it could represent one’s wife, child, property, or personal secretary. Anything that happens to such a gathering in the dream may reflect on any of them.

(Also see Fellowship; Gathering; Mosque)... spiritual gathering dream meaning

Spiritual Guide

(See Army’s flag; Minaret; Spiritual gathering)... spiritual guide dream meaning

Sword With A Good Or Defective Handle

Similar defect or good will become apparent in the father, uncle or their equivalent.... sword with a good or defective handle dream meaning

Teenage Girl

(See Young woman)... teenage girl dream meaning

Testifying To God’s Oneness

(See Carnelian-red; Ta!layyat)... testifying to god’s oneness dream meaning

The Liver, Fat, Spleen Etc Of A Goat

The liver, fat, spleen hear and kidneys of a goat symbolise a person’s movable properties which he will remove or transfer from one place to an other.... the liver, fat, spleen etc of a goat dream meaning

The Male Generative Organ

If cut it means either he or his son will die.

If he sees more than one it means the same number of children will be born to him.... the male generative organ dream meaning

The Skin Etc. Of Game

The skin, milk, fat etc. of game symbolise wealth and booty for a person if he sees himself as acquiring any of them.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.... the skin etc. of game dream meaning

The Young Of Edible Game

They represent a person’s children. Sometimes, slaves, if the person acquires any portion of their body.... the young of edible game dream meaning

Torn Garments

(Goodwill; Secondhand. Also see Used clothing)... torn garments dream meaning

Trust In God

To express one’s trust in God Almighty in a dream signifies the end of adversities and the achievement of one’s goals.

To proclaim one’s trust is God in a dream is an indication of true faith, recognition of God’s supremacy, cessation of adversities and victory over one’s enemy. Putting one’s trust in God Almighty in a dream also means repenting from sin. Otherwise, perhaps it may indicate the infallibility of one’s destiny, though the end result of one’s encounter with his adversities will prove him triumphant.... trust in god dream meaning

Under Garment

(See Slip)... under garment dream meaning

Underground Granary

(Granary; Pantry; Storrage room; Subterranean storehouse) An underground grain storage house in a dream represents a caring mother, a single parent or a foster mother. This interpretation comes from the example of a fetus in his mother’s womb and its dependence on her to supply the necessary nourishment. Once the stored food is consumed, then it is necessary to depend on a new source.

If one sees an underground granary demolished or filled with dirt in the dream, and if his mother is sick, it means that she may die from her illness. Ifone’s wife is pregnant, it means that she will soon deliver her infant.

A demolished underground granary in a dream means finding a buyer for one’s grains, and the dirt that fills the storehouse in the dream represents money.

If the stored grain turns into dirt in a dream, it means that market prices will come down, or it could mean the loss of one’s investment. Seeing a granary filled with food in a dream means that one’s wife is pregnant.

If a fire consumes the stored grain in a dream, it means rising prices. Ifone sees a granary filled with sugar or dates in a dream, it means that prices will stabilize and become attainable, while the type of food stored therein will be in limited supplies and consequently, its price will rise.

If a sick person falls into an underground granary in a dream, it means his death, or drowning in the sea, or facing a highway robbery. As for one who is engaged in a fight, an underground granary in his dream represents a prison or a visit to a brothel.... underground granary dream meaning

Unknown Greenery

The growing of any unknown greenery in a place where it does not normally grow such as a house or masjid, suggest that a man will come along either to seek in marriage the hand of his daughter or to establish a business partnership.... unknown greenery dream meaning

Visiting God’s House In Mecca

(See Pilgrimage; ‘Umrali)... visiting god’s house in mecca dream meaning

Washing A Garment

See Filth... washing a garment dream meaning

Wearing Torn Garments

If a person wears torn clothes while he is mending them it means his financial condition will improve. Also he is to acquire adequate sustenance.

In all conditions, garments bespeak a persons’ condition (as understood from above). Similarly, if he is a sinner, his condition will improve through repentance.... wearing torn garments dream meaning

Wife’s Garments

If a person sees himself as sewing or joining his wife’s garments or burqa or head-cloth, it means he will quarrel with her and she is turn will come to find out all that his relatives know... wife’s garments dream meaning

Wild Gazelle

(See Oryx)... wild gazelle dream meaning

Wild Goat

(See Mountain goat; Oryx)... wild goat dream meaning

Woman With Male Generative Organ

If a person sees a woman with a male generative organ it means she will give birth to a son if she is pregnant in real life. Moreover, the son will grow up with good character and leadership qualities. But if she is not expecting in reality, and she already has a child it means that whenever she does give birth she will do so to a son whose upbringing will be as mentioned above.... woman with male generative organ dream meaning

Wall Gecko

(Lizard) A wall gecko in a dream represents an evil person who is proud of himself, who encourages mischief, and dampens people’s spirit to do good.

A gecko in a dream also represents a backbiter and a slanderer. Getting hold of a gecko in a dream means encountering such a person. Eating a gecko in a dream means backbitingpeople.lfagecko takes a bite from someone’s flesh in a dream, it means that someone will speak ill of him in public.

A gecko in a dream also represents an avowed enemy who incessantly belittles his opponent and who drives from one place to another.

(Also see Lizard)... wall gecko dream meaning

Water In A Glass Tumbler

A tumbler or glass symbolizes one’s wife and the water symbolizes a son provided one does not drink the water.

If a person sees himself as watering an orchard or irrigating a land from the water contained in such a tumbler, it means his matrimonial life will be one of happiness and prosperity. The, if he sees the orchard or land yielding fruits or crops it means his wife will bear him children. But if he sees someone else watering his orchard or land it is a dream which is regarded as abominable and loathsome.... water in a glass tumbler dream meaning

When A Person In Grief Seeing Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam)

If a grief-Stricken, hard-pressed, poverty-stricken person sees Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) in his dream then his afflictions and anxieties will soon come to an end.... when a person in grief seeing rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) dream meaning

Wudhu And Ghusl

Performing wudhu or ghusl with water from a stream or small river suggest one of the following : if the observer of the dream is grief-stricken, Allah will grant him happiness; if he is living in fear, Allah will grant him safety and security; if he is in debts Allah will provide him with the means to fulfil his debt; if he is sinful, Allah will conceal his sins, grant him pardon and atonement; if he is ill, Allah will grant him complete cure. This interpretation is in the light of the sotyr of Hazrat Ayyub (AS)... wudhu and ghusl dream meaning

Wudhu And Ghusl With Milk, Wine, Oil Etc

If a person sees himself performing wudhu or ghusl with milk, wine, oil or any such liquid or fluid with which wudhu and ghusl are not valid, it means his worldly and religious pursuits will not be fulfilled.... wudhu and ghusl with milk, wine, oil etc dream meaning

Bridal Gown

Symbolic of being prepared for marriage ... bridal gown dream meaning

Bronze Gate

Symbolic of imprisonment, Ps. 107:16... bronze gate dream meaning

Dry Ground

Parched land is symbolic of ruin or apathy to spiritual things, Jer. 4:3, 48:18 ... dry ground dream meaning

Field Goal Kicker

Symbolic of a high pressure situation in life in which you play a critical role in determining the outcome ... field goal kicker dream meaning

Fool’s Gold

False religion, Col. 2:23 ... fool’s gold dream meaning

Gangsters

Symbolic of a group of demons, Hosea 7:1... gangsters dream meaning

Garter Snake

A spiritual enemy that is harmless or easily resisted ... garter snake dream meaning

Goal Keeper

Symbolic of resistance ... goal keeper dream meaning

Golden Bowl

Symbolic of the prayers of the saints, Rev. 5:8 ... golden bowl dream meaning

Golden Cup

Symbolic of being used by God, Jer. 51:7 ... golden cup dream meaning

Golden Image

To dream of a golden object may be symbolic of an idol in someone’s life, Ps. 106:19... golden image dream meaning

Goodness

Symbolic of God’s character and the fruit of the Spirit, Gal. 5:22... goodness dream meaning

Governor

Symbolic of authority and rule, Mal. 1:8... governor dream meaning

Grandchildren

A crown, Prov. 17:6... grandchildren dream meaning

Grass Snake

Symbolic of harmless enemies ... grass snake dream meaning

Grinding Wheel

Symbolic of something that wears you down or kills you slowly ... grinding wheel dream meaning

Guards

Symbolic of God’s servants, Song. 3:3, or angels, Ps. 91:11. If the guards are dressed in black it can symbolize demonic oppression ... guards dream meaning

Gunslinger

Symbolic of being in a battle with spiritual enemies... gunslinger dream meaning

Hindu Gods

To see a Hindu god in your dream is symbolic of someone who is filled with influences from the East, Isa. 2:6 ... hindu gods dream meaning

Vice Grips

Symbolic of pressure and stress, Ps. 119:143 NLT... vice grips dream meaning

Front Gate

A front gate swings open automatically: your partner may have an extra marital affairs • A front gate is wide open: a great opportunity is wide open for you... front gate dream meaning

Gas Pumps

Pumps relate to the human heart and the sending out of desire, passion and love. Gas represents the fuel that these attributes run on.... gas pumps dream meaning

Gass

Outside carpeting, foundation and support in the outside world.... gass dream meaning

Cave Or Cavern, Canon, Grotto, Crypt

Obscurity and misfortune are interpreted from these symbols (Gypsy); the ancient and sacred symbolism of caves, grottoes, etc., was lost upon the Jews who regarded them with horror, while popular tradition peopled them with dragons and other evil creatures.... cave or cavern, canon, grotto, crypt dream meaning

Ex-boy / Girlfriend 

It is very common for people to dream about ex-partners. Individuals that have been an important part of our lives continue to take up a part of our mind and heart.

It is impossible to very dramatically shut the person out of thoughts and feelings. Just because the relationship ends does not mean that all is finished. As we go through relationships we learn and at times pick up “battle wounds.” You will continue to dream about your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend until you “let go” of them on a very important level, or until you learned your lessons from that relationship. Either way, dreaming about your ex-romance does not predict future involvement. It may be wish-fulfillment, reliving memories, or working out old issues. Dreams are very rarely prophetic. See also: People ... ex-boy / girlfriend  dream meaning

Grave / Graveyard

Graves are generally depressing and represent some form of death. On a very physical level this dream does not appear to be a very happy omen. However, the dream could also have deeper and more spiritual meaning. It could represent things which require deep thinking and are not “on the surface.” Graves could also symbolize the unconscious.

If someone close to you has recently died, it may be normal for you to have dreams about graveyards and death. However, if this dream is coming up and there has been no death in the family, consider your feelings in daily life.

If you are feeling depressed or helpless in any way, “look inside” and make attempts to increase your self awareness and your spiritual identity. ... grave / graveyard dream meaning

Guides / Guidance

A character that offers you advice or who appears to be an authority figure or just someone with a smile that may not particularly fit into dream is most likely one of your guides.

For instance you dream of coming out of an undesirable house where there are shadowy people cooking raw stakes that remain raw even after cooked and are intended for you to eat, and you are a vegetarian. Suddenly and out of context to the rest of the dream you find yourself in the outside of the house and getting onto a bus with your best friend, the bus is not moving, but you feel relieved not to be around the cooks. You specifically notice and remember the bus driver, but he/she does not seem to be playing a part of your dream subject – which is you and your friend on a bus that is not moving.

The driver is your guide here. You were taken from an unpleasant dream that you got involved with in the psychic plain by your guide and put in a protected area, the bus.

The guide realizes that things experienced in the psychic realm can be designed to cause you problems in the awaken state and even cause unpleasant physical manifestations to occur. Most likely your guide will also take an opportunity such as this to give you a message.

A guide will always be kind and loving to you or sometimes just silent but always positive.

A guide can be just a voice you hear.

The voice will be a pleasant rather than an unpleasant or frightening one. This is not to say it can’t be a stern and authoritive voice if that is what you need to get the message being given. Government-Control, internal and external law making and enforcing.... guides / guidance dream meaning

Gad-flies

A dream of trouble in store for the dreamer (Gypsy). ... gad-flies dream meaning

Garlands

A dream of triumph (Gypsy). ... garlands dream meaning

Gilly-flower

A dream denoting bad speculation (the significance of the flower itself). ... gilly-flower dream meaning

Gore

To see a quantity of gore or congealed blood augurs dreadful calamity or death (Raphael). A dream that might be interpreted as either symbolical or inspired by physical stimuli.... gore dream meaning

Green Gages

To dream of eating these plums denotes trouble and grief (Raphael). This bit of interpretation is plainly due to physical stimuli.... green gages dream meaning

Grind-stone

Success through toil indicated by this dream (Gypsy). ... grind-stone dream meaning

Parking Lot / Garage

These are interesting symbols and many people have requested adding them to the dictionary. Traveling is very common theme for our dreams. Traveling in a car is the most common form of this type of dream. Traveling in a vehicle generally can represent our journey through life, or a portion of it.

If you find yourself in a garage or a parking lot, two different inferences can be made. Consider the dream’s content and mood in it as well as your current dilemma or situation in life.

The parked car could represent a period of inactivity and indecision.

The dream could be pointing out that you have been idle for a period of time and that it may be good time to “get a move on.” The more positive interpretation of this dream might be that the parked car is symbolic of a reflective period or mood. You may be in “park” for a while so that you can rest, relax, and regroup while thinking things over.... parking lot / garage dream meaning

Grocery

Wealth by dishonest means (Gypsy). ... grocery dream meaning

Game, Tracking

To dream of tracking and killing wild game denotes shrewd business dealings and a high probability of success.

To dream of missing the animal shows you will have much loss and troubles with your business.

If a woman dreams of hunting she will shortly find a mate, should she kill the animal she will make a happy marriage.... game, tracking dream meaning

Analysis, Dream

See dream processing. ... analysis, dream dream meaning

Biological Dream Theory

J.A. Hadfield, in his book Dreams and Nightmares (Pelican 1954), puts forward what he calls a biological theory of dreams. He says the function of dreams is that, by reproducing difficult or unsolved situations or experi­ences, the dream aids a solving or resolution of the problems. He gives the example of a man climbing a cliff who slips fractionally. He then may dream of actually falling and waking terrified. Subsequently the dream recurs, but in each he tries out a different behaviour, such as clasping for a branch, until he manages to act appropriately to avert the disaster. He sums up by saying dreams stand in the place of experience. They make us relive areas of anxious or difficult experience. They thus help problem solving. But they not only look back at past behaviour, they act just like thinking in considering future plans and needs. ... biological dream theory dream meaning

Dream Analysis

Sigmund Freud was the founder of modern therapeutic analysis of dreams. Freud encouraged clients to relax on a couch and allow free associations to arise in con­nection with aspects of their dream. In this way he helped the person move from the surface images (manifest content) of the dream to the underlying emotions, fantasies and wishes (latent content), often connected with early childhood. Be­cause dreams use condensation—a mass of different ideas or experiences all represented by one dream image or event— Freud stated that the manifest content was meagre’ compared with the ‘richness and variety’ of latent content.

If one suc­ceeds in touching the feelings and memories usually con­nected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.

Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplifica­tion (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.

In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.

The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.

If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream.

It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.

dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually pri­vate areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new infor­mation to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self under­standing and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.

Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming ex­periments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a prob­lem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.

The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.

Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, busi­nessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pro­nounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the tech­niques in dream processing.

Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bed­room. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done some­thing he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’

dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been con­nected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consider­ation of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.

A lay person finding their own ap­proach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposi­tion, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Jo­seph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.

The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.

The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, some­times results in the communication of human personality be­ing of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical prob­lem or a brain malfunction.

If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.

In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.

The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.

An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amaz­ing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shim­mering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.

A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, de­mons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experi­ence. Nothing is impossible.

If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’

Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vi­sion, God, with many different names—politics, money, dev­ils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is diffi­cult.

It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.

The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deep­est sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.

The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.

The unconscious mind, if its func­tion is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a pro­pensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the indi­vidual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.

If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.

For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.

The uncon­scious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.

The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.

The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.

If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.

If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.

It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and con­cepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible.

It is a god in its achievement.

To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the differ­ence is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward.

It is the spir­itual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.

For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.

dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).

The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).

The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The dream process was used much more widely throughout his­tory in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep move­ments).

Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.

The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.

A feature which people who use their dreams as a thera­peutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any impor­tant healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witness­ing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.

The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.

There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents.

It is in the searching for associ­ated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unifica­tion of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.

The result is an extraordinary process of educa­tion. ... dream analysis dream meaning

Dream Deprivation

See science, sleep and dreams. ... dream deprivation dream meaning

Dream Process As Computer

The brain is not a computer, but it has the power to compute.

The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer any­thing like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in them­selves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them.

It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour re­sponses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or busi­ness situations.

If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a pe­riod of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more effi­cient.

The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by us­ing dream processing.

Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experi­ence and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream pro­cess is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates.

It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a mas­sive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes infor­mation and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gath­ered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... dream process as computer dream meaning

Dream Processing

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with.

It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion.

It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... dream processing dream meaning

Dream Within Dream

A dream presents us with emotions or information we may be avoiding while awake. Usually a dream within a dream is a ploy one uses to explain away the impact of the feelings met—which is all the more reason to understand the dream. ... dream within dream dream meaning

Games, Gambling

Generally, games can be stances used to meet life; not taking life seriously—making a game of it; com­petitiveness; team work; life skills. Also a game can be a way of playing creatively, exploring feelings, ideas and approaches in a safe way before trying them out in life. This son of self allowing, of letting oneself ‘want’ something without too much serious ovenones, can be beginning df new develop­ments in life.

Particular games suggest different ‘stances’. Cards, chess: use of strategies and observation. Ball games, athletics: com­petitiveness, conflict within the dreamer—the two sides; sense of win or lose, success or failure, the game of love. Oppo­nents): what you are meeting or in conflict with. This may be a pan of your nature, such as self awareness, sexuality, even your body. You might be in conflict with life itself or ‘God’. Gambling: taking risks with your life, health, family—what­ever is indicated in dream. Idioms: beat somebody at their own game, deep game; dirty game; fair game; game of chance; game to the end; give the game away; know what someone’s game is; mug’s game; name of the game, on the game; waiting game; game is up. See also ball under shapes and symbols; doll; toy. ... games, gambling dream meaning

Gestalt Dream Work

See dream processing. ... gestalt dream work dream meaning

Gestures

See postures, movement and body language. ... gestures dream meaning

Growth Of Something

The changes in us which bring about new ways of relating to other people, ourself and activity.

The change in personal growth may be mental, emotional or phys­ical. Sometimes the change is one of achieving new realisa­tions. ... growth of something dream meaning

Ball / Globe

See Circle. Completeness, wholeness.

The dynamics of the psyche that bring contradictions into harmony.

The symbol of the all-encompassing “completeness of the cosmic soul.” You are on the path of individuation and able to view it from many perspectives.

The glass ball (hollow inside) is like the soap bubble. Since the Middle Ages it has been a symbol of impermanence.

A solid globe made of glass or a crystal ball is a symbol for all-knowing, or the pretense of being all-knowing.... ball / globe dream meaning

Cube (geometric)

Being on the path of individuation. As far back as ancient Greece, geometry was considered the path to self-realization. According to Plato, the cube stands for Earth.... cube (geometric) dream meaning

Plot Of The Dream

In attempting to understand our dreams, it is imponant to honour their drama or plot. Dreams appear to be very specific in the way they use the characters, objects and environs occurring in them.

Example: I was walking up a steep hill on a sunny day when my husband came running down the hill with blood pouring from his right arm. He couldn’t stop running. As he passed me he called to me for help. I was happy and peaceful and ignored him. I calmly watched him running fast down the hill, then continued on my way’ (Joyce C). Out of the infinite number of situations Joyce could have dreamt about, this was the one produced. Why? There are many factors which appear to determine what we dream. How events of the day influ­enced us; what stage of personal growth we are meeting—we might be in the stage of struggling for independence; prob­lems being met; relationships, past business such as child­hood traumas still to be integrated. And so on.

If Joyce had dreamt she and her husband were walking up the hill the whole message of the dream would have been different.

If we can accept that dream images are, as Freud stated, a form of thinking, then the change in imagery would be a changed concept.

If the language of dreams is expressed in its images, then the meaning stated is specific to the imagery used.

In processing our dreams, it is therefore profitable to look at the plot to see what it suggests. It can be helpful to change the situation, as we have done with Joyce s. Imagining Joyce walking up the hill on a sunny day, arm in arm with her husband, suggests a happy relationship. This emphasises the situation of independence and lack of support for her hus­band which appears in the real dream. Seeing our dreams as if they were snatches from a film or play, and asking ourself what feelings and human situations they depict, can aid us to clarify them. As a piece of drama, Joyce’s dream says she sees, but does not respond to, her husband’s plight.

Our internal ‘dream producer’ has an amazing sense of the subtle meanings of movement, positioning, and relationship between the elements used. And some of these are subtle.

A way of becoming more aware of what information our dream contains is to use visualisation. Sit comfonably and imagine yourself back in the dream. Replay it just as it was. Remember the whole thing slowly, going through it again while awake. As you do so, be aware of what it feels like in each scene or event. What do the interactions suggest? What does it feel like in the other roles? We can even practise this with other peo­ple’s dreams.

If we imagine ourself in Joyce’s dream, and replay it just as she describes it, we may arrive at a feeling of detachment from the husband.

If we stand in the husband’s role we may feel a great need which is not responded to as we go down hill fast*. In this way we gather a great deal of unspoken’ information from dreams.

Looking at our own dreams in this way can be more diffi­cult, simply because we do not always want to see what is being said about ourself. See amplification; dream process­ing; postures, movement, body language; word analysis of dreams; settings. ... plot of the dream dream meaning

The Great Mother

The symbols are Virgin Mary, sometimes one’s own mother, a divine female, an old or ageless woman, the Earth, a blue grotto, the sea, a whale, a cave. Whatever the image, it often contains great religious feeling or spiritual up­lift. After all, our mother was the most powerful being in our early world. Did she admire hunters? Then we would kill dragons and cleanse the world. Did she feel the weight of the world? Then we would be the peacemaker and bring her joy.

The symbols of mother represent not simply our relation­ship with her, but also how it influences our own growth towards independence. As a baby our consciousness of self does not feel separate from mother.

The gradual separation of the sense of self is difficult. In some people it is never man­aged, even though they separate physically. Their mother, or their sense of their mother within them, still directs their deci­sions.

The old joke about My mother wouldn’t like this’ is true. In many older cultures this break was worked out in ritual tribal custom. Today we have to manage these subtleties of our psyche alone.

A woman must find a way of transform­ing the pleasure—or absence of it—of her mother’s breast into a love for a male.

If she cannot she may wish to return to the breast of another female, or be the man her father never was for her.

A man must find a way of transforming his un­conscious desire for his mother into love of a woman which is more than a dependent or demanding baby or youth.

If he cannot he may seek his mother in a likely woman, ignoring who that woman is as a real person. And the acceptance of our mother as she really is—a human being—precedes the acceptance of ourself as we really are.

The symbols of the Great Mother hold in them our aware­ness, unconscious as it may be, of the forces of nature active in us. These forces, in the guise often of a beautiful woman dancing or beckoning, are both wonderful and dangerous.

The dance of nature is unconscious.

If we get in its way we will be ground under its heel as it dances on its beautiful way.

To meet this aspect of ourself we must be both admiring and resourceful.

The danger for a man might be that he loses himself in desire for all women or one woman, for a woman, that she becomes a spiritual whore, thinking she can uplift all through her womb. ... the great mother dream meaning

Ball (game)

Symbol for letting go, as in Water, Brook / Stream. Playing ball represents self-expression. However, a ball, as in football and handball, also expresses aggressive penetration, forging ahead.

Here, the reference is to the masculine side of pleasure in man as well as in woman. Often an expression of the pleasure men and women derive from submission. In rare cases, this symbolizes fear of aggression.

According to analytical psychology, it is a symbol of wholeness, of concentrated psychic energy. In depth psychology it is connected to experiences with one’s own sexuality.

If you yourself are the ball (in the game), it refers to a lack of willpower, steadfastness, and purpose.... ball (game) dream meaning

Dream Diary

If you have decided to work systematically with your dreams, it is essential that you begin to keep a dream diary. Just the act of using one will allow you to remember your dreams much more often and more clearly.

What you should keep in mind if you start a dream diary:

1. Make a note about the date of the dream (use the date of the morning following the dream).

2. Start out by describing the events in the dream without any kind of interpretation and in the sequence you remember them.

3. Write whether the dream you remembered is complete or only a fragment.

4. Write how you felt before and after the dream.

5. Give each dream a title at the conclusion, one that best characterizes the content of the dream.

For interpretation, remember the following:

1. The attitude you adopted toward the dream. Were you a passive observer or actively involved in the event?

2. Which persons appeared in the dream and what your attitude is toward them, emotionally and behaviorally.

3. The mood of each individual scene and of the dream in general.... dream diary dream meaning

Gable (of A Roof)

Good advice and security, as in Arch.... gable (of a roof) dream meaning

Gap / Opening

Female sexual organ, or a symbol of obstacles.... gap / opening dream meaning

General / Colonel

See Chief, except more aggressive or authoritarian. See Ruler.... general / colonel dream meaning

Genital Organ

Its obvious meaning concerns sexuality. On the other hand, every actual sexual image points to the present situation of the dreamer. Often other energies, like love or fear, power and money express themselves in the form of sexual symbols. Freud makes a very clear distinction between genital sexuality and general sexuality. On one hand, he took a broader view: “First, sexuality is freed from a much too narrow connection to the genitals and seen in a much wider sense as a pleasure-seeking bodily function, which is only secondarily put to the service of procreation. Secondly,” Freud continues in his Self Portrait, “sexual stirrings are all those merely tender and friendly emotions for which our language coined the many-faceted word 4Love.”’ What this means is that, for Freud, sexuality is pleasure-seeking, all-encompassing, and expressed by the whole body, internally and externally. He was of the opinion that sexual urges and the tender feelings of love are connected and that one part is not to be withheld at the expense of the other. In that sense it is a question of “separating sexuality from the genitals,” of sensuality, of saying goodbye to the notion of “always searching for one part only,” when so much more is worth having. At the same time, Freud emphasizes the difference between general, unorganized sexuality and genital sexuality.

It is only in the genital phase that “the full expression” of all drives / urges (and not only part of them) is achieved. See Erection, Intercourse, Sexuality.... genital organ dream meaning

Gift / Present

Relationships to the outside world should be improved.

It is a matter of sharing joy and the joy of sharing. Life as a gift. See Birthday.... gift / present dream meaning

Giving Up / Getting Out

Fleeing or approaching something, as in Emigration. Not wanting to be part of something anymore or not wanting to be doing something in a particular way. What’s important is what you want to exit from, and what your feelings are.... giving up / getting out dream meaning

Glass Wall

A frequent dream symbol when feeling cut off from others or objects; lack of contact. Something is seen as being unattainable. Re-examine your goals or ask if you have the necessary energies. In some instances, opposite image to Mirror.... glass wall dream meaning

Goat / Billy Goat / Pan

This image symbolizes wild drives and urges and our sexual energies, with all their joys and troubles. See Buck. In addition, this is also a symbol for the outsider—the so-called “scapegoat.” The female goat, by the way, is a well-known image of a quarrelsome woman; but, strangely enough, it also stands for adaptability and modesty.... goat / billy goat / pan dream meaning

Grand Piano

Well-known symbol for harmony and Venus. See Piano.... grand piano dream meaning

Grave / Tomb

Fear of life, resignation and giving up. This symbol may refer to ancestors or to burial. What have you been burying? Or what is it that you should bury? Or should you unearth something? Also see Death.... grave / tomb dream meaning

Grid / Bars

Separation tendencies, confinement.... grid / bars dream meaning

Grinding Stone

A symbol for wanting to smooth out something. According to 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus, an encouragement to be more refined in your dealings with people.... grinding stone dream meaning

Guinea Pig / Gerbil / Hamster

Emotional functioning and sexuality are made trivial, diminished, and viewed from a distance. As children are given guinea pigs as pets, and they build up a relationship to them, here guinea pigs represent the beginning stage of the development of emotional functions.... guinea pig / gerbil / hamster dream meaning

Gyroscope

Are you turning around in Circles? Points to the days of childhood and Dance.... gyroscope dream meaning

Liability / Guarantee

You have been made responsible for something; or you are making a promise to yourself.... liability / guarantee dream meaning

Mountain Guide

Authority, know-how and judiciousness; guidance and support on the way to the summit.

ASTROLOGY: This symbol is connected to the sign of Capricorn.... mountain guide dream meaning

Mug, Cup, Beaker, Goblet

First try to establish if, in your sleep, you are really thirsty—see Drink, Water. That which is giving, that which is mysterious. But also zest for life, advances, and luxury, as in Oysters, Balloon, Champagne.

A warning sign of alcoholism. What is the goblet made of? What is in it? Possibly something poisonous? The next question would be what kind of poison.

Classical symbol in depth psychology for female sexuality.... mug, cup, beaker, goblet dream meaning

Oatmeal / Granola

Health and strength, new energies. You would like to eat healthfully. Also connected to soul food and “alternative” ways to eat on a daily basis.... oatmeal / granola dream meaning

Pistol / Gun

Masculine sexual symbol, and a symbol tor aggression always connected to power and achievement.

The dangers and the potentialities of self-determination are emphasized here. It also means: come to the point; hit your target—or better not hit it—and conclude something or begin something new.... pistol / gun dream meaning

Rope (general) / Cable

Reliable help that, if received often, is an aid when descending from a tower or a high building. Aid when one is fleeing. But also a symbol for bonding as well as being tied up. Dreams about a rope always have something to do with security, similar to Anchor and Buoy.

Rope / Cord. Obstacle dream; or desiring or needing to connect with somebody / something. Despair (the rope that you hang yourself with, the rope of the gallows).... rope (general) / cable dream meaning

Speech (giving A)

A need for communicating something, getting somebody’s ear, convincing somebody. Usually a sign that you are justified in expecting recognition. Fear of appearing in public or public speaking.

Wanting to arrive and be liked (see Applause, Approval).

If a politician is giving the speech, it— almost without fail—has something to do with lying and egotism.... speech (giving a) dream meaning

Train (on A Gown) / Veil

Something is dragging behind you. See Shadow.

To take somebody in tow. But also dignity, splendor, and worship. Often this image refers to Bride. Sometimes it may suggest time is “dragging,” addressing the subject of patience.... train (on a gown) / veil dream meaning

Underground Garage

The place of the unconscious and everything frozen and rigid. See Forest, Basement.... underground garage dream meaning

Wine / Grape Wine / Vineyard

Intoxication and hard work; the juice of life and sensual enjoyment. “In vino Veritas”—do you need to tell somebody the truth?... wine / grape wine / vineyard dream meaning

Cards (greeting)

1- To dream of giving or receiving a card such as a birthday card alerts us to the need for a specific kind of communication with the addressee. We mav wish to cclebrate our own or others’ good fortune and luck.

2- Our subconscious may be registering concern, cither about ourselves or others.

3- Visual communication, the ability to convey a message spiritually.... cards (greeting) dream meaning

Gage / Cell

also see Prison

1- The cage normally represents some form of trap or jail.

To dream of caging a wild animal alerts us to our need to restrain our wilder instincts.

To dream that we are in a cage indicates a sense of frustration and perhaps of being trapped by the past.

2- We arc being warned that we are enforcing too much restraint on our hidden abilities. We could be allowing others to hold us back in some way.

3- We should examine, and reconsidcr our negative images of religion or belief.... gage / cell dream meaning

Gam Es / Gam B Ling

1- Playing a game in our dream indicates that we are taking note of how we play the game of life.

If we are playing well we may- take it that we are coping well with circumstances in our lives.

If we are playing badly we may need to reassess our abilities and identify which skills we need to improve in order to do things better. Games and gambling can also represent not taking life seriously. They can show how we work within the competitive field and give us some kind of insight into our own sense of winning or losing.

3- Specific games such as football, baseball, rugby and cricket which arc team games represent for many the strong ability to identify with a ‘tribe’ or a group of people. Because they are mock fights they can be used as expressions of aggression against other people, in the way that wars and tribal localised fights were used previously. They indicate the way in which we gain identity and how we connect with people. In dreams, games which require the power of thought and strategy such as chess or draughts - often give some idea of how we should be taking a situation forward (see Chess). Decisions may need to be made where we have to gauge the result of our action and lake into account our opponent’s reaction.

To dream of gambling indicates that we may need to look at something in our lives that is figuratively a gamble; we may need to lake risks, but in such a way that we have calculated the risks as best we can.

3- Ritualised fighting between two opposing forces.... gam es / gam b ling dream meaning

Grand Parents

see Family... grand parents dream meaning

Grease / Greasy

1- Grease in a dream makes us aware that we perhaps have not taken as much care in a situation as we should have done. We have created circumstances which do not give us an adv antage and could be ‘slippery’ or uncomfortable.

2- We should use better judgement before putting ourselves at risk. Grease may also signify making things easier for ourselves.

3- Grease has two spiritual meanings in dreams. It may represent either simplicity or contamination. It will be up to the dreamer, depending on the other circumstances in the dream to decide which applies.... grease / greasy dream meaning

Drinking Glass

To see a number of drinking glasses means there will be sudden arguments between you and your lover.

A single glass indicates the need for a short vacation.

To break a glass means that you are going to have to suddenly change plans you have made.... drinking glass dream meaning

Duck / Goose

A generally favorable omen.

A quacking duck or goose is the herald of good news to come.

To shoot a duck is to make a mistake, to “stick your foot in it.” To see a duck or ducks flying overhead means good news is coming if they fly from left to right, and bad news if they fly from right to left.... duck / goose dream meaning

Flowers / Garland

A symbol for hope, especially where love is concerned. See also individual flower names.... flowers / garland dream meaning

Grave / Gravestones

See Cemetery.... grave / gravestones dream meaning

Hurdy-gurdy

See Organ Grinder.... hurdy-gurdy dream meaning

Organ Grinder / Hurdy-gurdy

To see an organ grinder and / or listen to his music indicates that you are being manipulated by somone.

If you are working the hurdy-gurdy; then you are the one manipulating.... organ grinder / hurdy-gurdy dream meaning

Watch (gold)

You will receive some public recognition.... watch (gold) dream meaning

Gnomes

(see Fairy)... gnomes dream meaning

Guide / Guru

(see Angel, Ascetic, Authority Figures, Icon)... guide / guru dream meaning

Ghost (spirit)

(see Death, Seance)

Residual feelings or uncertainties that you haven’t totally dealt with honestly or recognized.

Esoterically, the disembodied spirit of a person who has returned with a message for you, or to ask for your aid.

Something perceived as remote or unlikely (e.g., “ghost of a chance”). Memories of deceased friends, parents, and loved ones.

Undiscovered talents or portions of the self, especially those of a psychic nature. Jungian: Uncontrolled psychic forces or complexes.

Being possessed by a spirit: A neurosis or psychosis that overrides your normal actions and reactions. Alternatively, this dream may occur to someone who has a drinking problem as a warning not to let this spirit possess them.

A ghost town: This symbolizes a penchant for living in the past instead of fully handling the present.

The counsel here is to keep the good memories, let go of the rest, and start living fully again.

An omen of unexpected confrontation or trouble.... ghost (spirit) dream meaning

Gir Affe

(see Animals)

Because of the giraffe’s extended neck, this animal often symbolizes someone who take unnecessary risks and put themselves on the line for other people (e.g., “sticking your neck out”).

The height of the giraffe affords it a unique perspective.

The caution here is not to become meddlesome in this investigation. Use your heightened awareness discreetly and wisely.

The long legs of this creature provide swift movement (see Velocity). Just take care where you step along the way.

If gathering water, this represents counsel from the subconscious to keep your eyes on the horizon when it comes to emotional or intuitive matters. Giraffes are most vulnerable when they drink, as it sets them slightly off-balance. Raising your sights back up may avert an unanticipated problem that could likewise set you off-kilter.... gir affe dream meaning

Dorothy (gale)

Judy Garland, as Dorothy in The Wizard oj Oz, may represent an adolescent aspect of your personality that is ready to individuate from the values of your family and your culture in general. She may take you on a heroine’s journey down the Yellow Brick Road to enlightenment. She may ask that you use your intelligence, open your heart, and cultivate courage in confronting the fears of the shadow of the Wicked Witch of the West in whatever form she takes in your life. She may tell you not to follow any gurus and that you don’t have to venture outside your own backyard to find your heart’s desire. She represents the spiritually maturing female.... dorothy (gale) dream meaning

Doublcmint Gum

A pack of Doublemint gum may comment on a relationship or partnership with a twin or a like-minded individual. It may point to a couple who are stuck together or partnered in life and in business. It may simply ask you to “Double Your Pleasure and Double Your Fun.” (See Gum.)... doublcmint gum dream meaning

Garden Tools

Tools for gardening relate to cultivating thfe areas of your life or your creative projects. They may suggest tha: it is time to plant seeds for a new beginning or to cultivate tow ideas into a project.... garden tools dream meaning

Gatorade

This brand-name power drink combines the animal power o: the alligator and “aide” in its name. Alligator power represents becoming thick-skinned and aggressive. Thus, if you are handed a Gatorade, you may be receiving the message to “get thick-skinned and tough now.”... gatorade dream meaning

Glass-topped Table

In that glass us transparent, it may comment on seeing through a situation across the table from you, such as whether another’s intentions are sincere It may mention that you can see what really lies underneath the surface. It may also remark on a fragile or delicate conversation... glass-topped table dream meaning

Gold Car

Driving a gold vehicle delivers masculine expression. It may announce the identity of an individual who will be of great value to you. It signifies wealth.... gold car dream meaning

Good Witch

Glenda, the good witch in the Wizard of Oz, waves her magic wand to remind the dreamer that the power to get home is within. She may come to represent a spiritual guide who protects the heroine on the Yellow Brick Road to enlightenment. She may point to a friend who is compassionate and wise and who can give you some sound advice.

The good witch may also represent the higher self.... good witch dream meaning

Goofy

This less-than-bnlliant character may point to a naive aspect of your personality that may be making stupid mistakes He may come as a response to having missed the point of a situation or event in life. He offers comic relief to your stumblings anc may inspire the inner comic to emerge from your personality... goofy dream meaning

Gremlin

A mischievous, nocturnal little monster who comes out at night and performs destructive acts, a gremlin can represent a repassed aspect of the personality that is destructive in nature.... gremlin dream meaning

Grout

Used to lay ceramic tile, applying grout in a dream may represent the need to cement in some new ideas or fix the pieces of a new design together.... grout dream meaning

Gucci

The woman carrying an Italian-made Gucci bag may be commenting that she is authentic. She may come as a messenger to nudge you to share the wealth and beauty of the authentic self.

The Gucci symbol may also represent an aristocratic or elitisi attitude.... gucci dream meaning

Hugh Grant

“What becomes of the brokenhearted” may be the message of Hugh Grant. He may appear to mirror a dream er’s lack of confidence, offenng comic relief for the individual who is confronted widi difficult love relationships.

For a woman, he may be the lover whose charm is secondary to his sincere intentions.... hugh grant dream meaning

Mel Gibson

As the character in Braveheart. Mel arrives as the spiritual warrior to reclaim his motherland in a fight for glory. In a man’s dream, he may represent someone to emulate, a sincere and strong family man.

For a woman, he may arrive to conquer the valley of her sexuality.... mel gibson dream meaning

Olive Green

Olive green represents achieving peace through nature. It signifies the wisdom within nature.... olive green dream meaning

Pontiac Grand Am

The Pontiac named after the Pontiac Indians of the Amencan plains may point to a fighting Native American spirit driving your intentions forward.

The Grand Am may suggest that you view every morning as a new beginning. Thus combined, it may state, “It’s a grand morning for going to battle for your beliefs.”... pontiac grand am dream meaning

Rose-colored Glasses

Wearing rose-colored glasses in a dream may point to your tendency or desire to see only the bnght side of things.... rose-colored glasses dream meaning

Saint George

A knight who gave up his fortune to adopt Chnstianity and gave unselfishly to the poor. Saint George’s appearance in a dream may signify the necessity for self-sacnficc in service. As the dragon slayer, he is the liberator from darkness and evil.... saint george dream meaning

Windcx Glass Clcancr

Polishing your window with Windcx may point to putting a clear shine on the third eye or the all- seeing eye. It may also signify a time to look out toward the future with clear vision or to improve your visual acuity.... windcx glass clcancr dream meaning

Galloping

To be astride a galloping horse on a straight road foretells the achievement of your plans for bettering yourself. This is an even better dream if the horse is piebald.... galloping dream meaning

Gelding

To dream you see a gelding signifies accusation.... gelding dream meaning

Gibberish

For a man to dream he hears gibberish shows he shall have to do with gypsies, rogues and common beggars.... gibberish dream meaning

Glass, Looking

(See Mirror).

To see your reflection in a looking-glass means that you will be neglected in marriage and you will have bad luck in financial affairs.

If a woman sees her lover in a looking-glass, it is a sign that she will have grounds for a breach-of-promise suit.

A married woman seeing her husband in a mirror may look forward to anxiety through his possible dishonesty.

It is a warning against coming indiscretions if a woman sees the reflection of a man other than her husband in the looking-glass.

For a man to see the reflection of women he does not know means that he should guard against entangling alliances.... glass, looking dream meaning

Glebe

To dream a man has much glebe-land adjoining to his house is good for a clergyman, for it shows be shall suddenly obtain a good benefice.... glebe dream meaning

Gold Mine

It signifies disappointment if you dream of working in a gold mine.

The portent is less unfortunate if you dream of finding gold.... gold mine dream meaning

Grasshoppers

Dreaming of one or more grasshoppers usually precedes business reverses of a serious nature.... grasshoppers dream meaning

Looking Or Looking-glass

To dream of looting down from high places, or out of windows, or being in a high garret, shows an ambitious mind, curious desires, wandering imagination, and confused thoughts.

To dream of looking in a glass, in married foiks, betokens children; in young folks, sweethearts.

For as the glass does represent their likeness, so does tove show them their like in affection.

For a youns; woman to dream that she looks in a glass and there sees her own face, esteeming it to be very handsome, shows her to have a great opinion of her own beauty. Also for one to dream that he sees himself in the water is death to the dreamer, or to some familiar friend of his.... looking or looking-glass dream meaning

Navbw-gentle

To dream of eating the French navew- gentle denotes vain hope.... navbw-gentle dream meaning

Seeing The Pace Of God

To dream that you see the face of God, such as He reveals Himself to man, and that He seems to stretch forth His arms while we humbly invoke Him, signifies joy, comfort, grace, the blessing of God, and good success in business.... seeing the pace of god dream meaning

She-goat

To dream you see or have many she-goats, sheep, cows, and horses, signifies wealth and plenty.... she-goat dream meaning

Beer, Beer Glass

Vision: Dreaming about an empty beer glass (or several): you are unconsciously looking for company.

A full glass of beer, or drinking beer: your health will remain good. Several full glasses of beer: you are clearly satisfied with the way your life is going. Spilling beer: no more peace and quiet—get ready for some exciting days. See Alcohol.

Depth Psychology: Beer is a symbol of peace, serenity , and an unflappable personality.... beer, beer glass dream meaning

Bride / Groom

Vision: Seeing a bride in a dream is always a good sign and means something pleasant is coming your way.

If a woman sees herself as a bride or with a bridal veil, it means positive developments in the romance department—maybe even marriage.

A man embracing a bride: a warning to him about a foolish love affair.

Depth Psychology: Leaving out the fact that the appearance of a bride in a dream is a sign of your need and desire for love, it also can mean that the contradictions in your personality are now in harmony. Sometimes, in a religious sense, a groom stands for God, and a bride for the Virgin Mary.... bride / groom dream meaning

Coffee, Coffee Grinder

Vision: Watching others drink coffee: people are gossiping about you. Drinking coffee by yourself: get ready for a great vacation; or you will have a pleasant conversation. Grinding coffee: your family life is harmonious. Making coffee: pleasant guests are coming to your house. Looking at coffee grounds: worry about material things; or your happy life may be interrupted by an illness. Looking at a coffee grinder: a warning to avoid any and all gossip by changing your behavior; people around you can’t wait for you to make a mistake. See Tea.... coffee, coffee grinder dream meaning

Dream Interpretation Remarks

Symbols, metaphors, and archetypes in your dream do not appear by accident but usually have a deeper and more powerful significance. Some dreams are simply a way for us to MdigestH the previous day’s events. Most of the time, however, they are messages from our soul, unresolved events and feelings that still reside in our unconscious; they also may provide “visionary” suggestions. That is the reason why we believe it is so important to try to decipher dreams.

The best “specialist” to do this is you.

An expert dream analyst or a psychotherapist would at best be a “midwife” or guide, and then only if your dream presented clear indications that there was emotional illness and that psychological support was important.

A dream symbol often points to several possibilities.

For instance, the question of whether you are the victim or the perpetrator plays a major role that only honest self-examination can answer. Dream interpretation is not a game, some thing you do every now and then. It only makes sense if it becomes—like daily hygiene—a consistent part of your daily routine—a form of “emotional hygiene.” The rewards are well worth the effort. Nothing can replace self-analysis followed by self-awareness. Only in this way can you lead a happy and productive life and be at peace with yourself.

Your unconscious is often the best friend you can have, because it provides advice and suggestions about how to deal with the problems that arise.

The wisdom of your unconscious can even open a window into the future—allowing you to face the unknown with confidence.

The increase in the number of people who suffer from emotional problems can be laid at the door of today’s culture, with its emphasis on acquiring money, property, and success. But those who are in touch with their unconscious and its messages won’t easily violate the natural needs of their soul.

The best protection we have against depression, anxieties, and coundess other emotional problems is effective dream interpretation.... dream interpretation remarks dream meaning

Friend—girlfriend, Boyfriend

Vision: If you are lonely and dream about a friend, it means you want to have a better social life. Meeting a friend: a warning to think before you act! Seeing a deceased friend: surprising news. Helping a friend: you too will soon get help. Starting a new friendship means you have really good, true friends.

Depth Psychology: Meeting a person you know: the feelings you have for the person in the dream are the same as those you have for a friend in real life.... friend—girlfriend, boyfriend dream meaning

Games, Playing

Vision: Dreaming about the lottery: be prepared for dishonesty and don’t have too many illusions. Flaying a game for money: deceit and quarrels ahead. Playing a game of cards: you are holding on to old cliches; or you are caught in the throes of an all-consuming passion that is “devouring” you. Playing a game of dice: your carelessness and naive trust in people is going to cost you dearly. Playing billiards: a planned meeting is running into difficulties. See Chess.

Depth Psychology: The dream may be a warning to change your careless lifestyle, which is interfering with your personal growth, or a challenge to lighten up and not take life so seriously. Other symbols in the dream will provide additional information and you know better than anyone else if you are too serious or too casual.... games, playing dream meaning

Garbage, Refuse

Vision: Falling over garbage: Let go of deceptive assumptions and double-check old attitudes. Replace them with new ones.

If other things are falling on top of you and you can’t make out what they are, but you feel good: you can increase your material possessions; if you feel bad, the dream hints that you will be wrongfully accused, that people are envious or resentful.

Depth Psychology: Treat garbage more carefully—meaning do a better job recycling your “emotional garbage”, so you can create something new.... garbage, refuse dream meaning

Grinding, Grindstone

Vision: Working on a grindstone: try to get to the bottom of things and “grind off’ your bad habits—otherwise, people will find you very irritating. Looking at a grindstone: you are going to fight with other people. Sharpening a knife: you will “speak with a sharp tongue.” Depth Psychology: See File.... grinding, grindstone dream meaning

Luck Changes Into Good Luck.

Depth Psychology: Resurrection signals your desire for something more lofty—more spiritual. In most cases, you have successfully completed an important step in your development and undergone inner renewal. This is a wonderful dream symbol!... luck changes into good luck. dream meaning

Gold, Gold Treasure

Vision: Owning gold is a sign of building too many casdes in the air and of trying to get ahead financially by sheer force. Giving away gold to others: try to be more discreet—don’t talk so much. Dancing around the “golden calF: you are too superficial—develop your inner qualities. Stealing gold: you have absolutely no luck at games. Everything you try is doomed to failure. See Money.

Depth Psychology: Gold treasure is a symbol of your present or future level of energy. Gold is a sign that you have (or wish you had) influence, power, and wealth—and in a more stable form than money. Sometimes, gold may also be a symbol of your intellectual knowledge and talents; particularly when it appears in the form of a golden disk.... gold, gold treasure dream meaning

Jewels, Gems

Vision: Looking at or buying precious stones is a recommendation: learn to live without many of the things you have been taking for granted. Losing a precious stone: unexpected good fortune will come your way.

Depth Psychology: Precious stones represent the untouchable center of your personality. Dreaming about owning jewelry says much about you. See Diamonds, Jewelry, Precious Stones. Here is some of what they symbolize:

Amethyst: intellectual flights of fancy, without losing a sense of reality, however.

Diamond: spiritual awareness/perception, but sometimes also impersonal, emotional coldness, or drive for power.

Lapis lazuli: sensibility; but also it stands for your friends and your physical vitality.

Opal: your imagination, your dream life, and the purification of urges and greed.

Pearl: serenity but also depth born of suffering. Ruby: emotional warmth, true humanity, true love, and positive interpersonal relationships.

Sapphire: religiosity, renouncing the carnal and sexual to the point of being too intellectual.

Emerald: the power of consciousness and emotional balance, because vou have “found yourself.”... jewels, gems dream meaning

Mount Olympus, Olympic Games

Depth Psychology: Seeing Mount Olympus means you are hoping for spiritual insights or “help from above.” At best, the dream indicates your trust in a higher power. Dreaming about the Olympic games refers to the daily competition you face.... mount olympus, olympic games dream meaning

Opera Glasses

Depth Psychology: Do you feel you are constantly being observed? Are you too self-involved? Would you like to get a better view or a clearer picture of your situation? See Binoculars, Magnifying Glass, Microscope.... opera glasses dream meaning

Playing A Ball Game

Vision: Playing handball—or any other ball game: you always catch the luck that life is throwing your way and just in time (if—in your dream—you do catch the ball!). See Ball, Hand.... playing a ball game dream meaning

Scaffold (as In Gallows)

Vision: Standing on a scaffold: Don’t worry—only your qualities are being tested here; with honest efforts you will overcome a difficult situation.

Depth Psychology: See Execution, Gallows.... scaffold (as in gallows) dream meaning

Gandhi

To dream of Ghandi is a strong symbol of your personal courage and strength. There may be a situation in your waking life in which you can help others with through your your passionate convictions and humility. Sitting beside Ghandi s suggesting that it may be time for you to stand up for a belief you hold close to your heart. Ghandi’s appearance in a dream is a reminder to have faith and to release any doubt you may have in yourself.... gandhi dream meaning

Garden Of Eden

To dream of the Garden of Eden may indicate an important choice that may have far-reaching consequences. Sitting alone in the Garden of Eden suggests that it may be necessary to retreat and contemplate your decision.

To dream of speaking to someone in the Garden could mean you are being unduly influenced in an important decision. This may be a decision that only you are able to make and the Garden of Eden in a dream suggests you follow your heart.... garden of eden dream meaning

Griffon

To dream about a griffon represents the benefits of transformation. You are endowed with the strength and assurance of a lion, and the sight, spirit, and attentiveness of an eagle. This dream can also indicate wisdom, power, and the sun.... griffon dream meaning

Sea Gulls

To dream of sea gulls signifies that you must let go of a troubling issue or concern.... sea gulls dream meaning

Cloaks (garment)

To dream of a cloak, not a cape, pulled closely around you to keep out the weather, denotes that you will have protecting influences surrounding you for the next few days.

If you dream you have torn the garment this shows a rift in a relationship with a person who is important to you.

If you lose the cloak, then you will have a falling out with the one who loves and protects you.... cloaks (garment) dream meaning

Gas (propane)

To dream of smelling gas and searching for its source augers ill feelings from friends or actual danger to you from a real gas leak. This is the kind of dream that you would first take litera; have your appliances and connections checked out before anything else is thought of.

If you dream you are trying to blow gas out then are you beset with many enemies that you think of as friends, be wary.

If you light a gas stove you will put adversity behind you and enjoy the fruits of success.... gas (propane) dream meaning

Jasper (gemstone)

To dream of receiving a jasper stone is the greatest omen of good luck.

If you then dream that you lose it, or it is stolen from you, then you will see your luck fade away and turn to ill.

To place a jasper stone in your mouth means you will soon hear the truth about a matter.... jasper (gemstone) dream meaning

Ducks Or Geese

A good sign.

If the Geese attack you, it means trouble in business affairs.... ducks or geese dream meaning

Fur Or Fur Garments

A favourable dream on the whole, though it foretells change of some sort. ... fur or fur garments dream meaning

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.... garlic or onions dream meaning

Garrotter

To dream of meeting a criminal denotes violent opposition to your opinions. Be firm as you are in the right.... garrotter dream meaning

Gas Or Lamp Light

This concerns your love affairs or domestic happiness.

If you dream that the light is bad, then your interests will suffer accordingly.

If the light goes out suddenly, expect a catastrophe. ... gas or lamp light dream meaning

Gather Or Pick Up

To dream of Picking up money, is a fortunate sign; if you are Gathering fruit, it refers to pleasure or enjoyment. Flowers concern love affairs.... gather or pick up dream meaning

Gavotte

To dream of dancing a Gavotte signifies a calm and happy future.... gavotte dream meaning

Geraniums

These popular garden plants are often seen in dreams. They are not Geraniums really, but that is the popular though incorrect name. They can be taken as omens of variety.... geraniums dream meaning

Giddy

To feel ill or Giddy in your dream is a sign of change, probably for the better. But all changes entail hard work.... giddy dream meaning

Gilding

A present will be offered to you; think well before accepting it as the motive behind it may not be that of friendship.... gilding dream meaning

Gipsy

An omen of varying meaning.

If the Gipsies offer any of their wares and you buy, it shows good fortune coming to you, but probably after some change, or from a distance.... gipsy dream meaning

Glow-worm

You will have the chance of doing a great kindness which will well repay you later.... glow-worm dream meaning

Goldmine

To discover one, great and certain gain.... goldmine dream meaning

Golf-links

To dream of playing this game denotes a busy life at home.... golf-links dream meaning

Greenfinch

This dream warns you to stick to your work and undertakings if you would avoid loss.... greenfinch dream meaning

Grenadier

For a girl to dream of a* Grenadier, denotes a civilian husband in the near future.... grenadier dream meaning

Grey Hair Or White

These signs of advancing age are most fortunate, especially if you are in the company of a Grey-haired person in your dream.

If you imagine that you yourself are Grey, it is still fortunate, but indicates difficulties before success.... grey hair or white dream meaning

Groping

Your affairs are on the mend, and there is more reason to rejoice than to despair.

An introduction will cheer you shortly.... groping dream meaning

Guests Or Visitors

Not a fortunate dream.

The more visitors who come to you, the greater will be your business difficulties.... guests or visitors dream meaning

Guitar Or Banjo

This is much the same omen as Violin, and it is a fortunate dream if the music pleases you. Any interruption is a bad sign.... guitar or banjo dream meaning

Hothouse Or Greenhouse

Good omens as a rule, unless there is much show or “swank” about it.

A good deal depends on the Ferns and Flowers seen.... hothouse or greenhouse dream meaning

Magnify Ing-glass

You are apt to “ make mountains out of molehills.” Meet your worries confidently and they will soon be ended.... magnify ing-glass dream meaning

Partridge Or Game

Many small troubles and worries.

If the Birds fly away, you will succeed in the end, but it will need courage and patience.... partridge or game dream meaning

Phantom Or Ghost

Disappointment in store for you.

For lovers, a Ghost dream shows a successful rival, >r the fickleness of the one you love. Be careful to avoid quarrels with your friends, or fate is against you. Do not travel, and avoid lending money or giving extra credit in business.... phantom or ghost dream meaning

Zoological Gardens

Although wild animals in captivity are not generally good signs in themselves, it is considered fortunate to visit a Zoological Gardens.... zoological gardens dream meaning

Ball (gala)

A dream of a ball symbolizes a rite of passage, the celebration of a turning point in your career, relationship, or vitality. See Ballroom.... ball (gala) dream meaning

Gaffer

Dreams of a gaffer denote that you are either being supportive and helping to build up and manifest someone else’s dream, or that you are receiving help to create a life structure you desire.... gaffer dream meaning

Game Boy

Dreams of Game boy signify that you are honing of mental skills and the desire to battle at a safe distance. Perhaps your dream is telling you that you are playing mind games. See Game.... game boy dream meaning

Ex-wife, Ex-husband, Ex-boyfriend Or Ex-girlfriend

Dreams of an ex are about venting, sorting and processing your ties to your former lovers. You are realizing that those relationships do not end when the divorce papers are signed. Often an ex represents a part of your shadow that you must face and embrace, erased and eventually replace. See Integration Dreams.... ex-wife, ex-husband, ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend dream meaning

Generous

Dreams of generosity reflect that you are feeling full, overflowing, abundant, and capable of giving and sharing resources. You are becoming aware of the fact that when you give it comes back to you ten-fold.... generous dream meaning

Geodesic Dome

Dreams of this vaulted structure made of lightweight straight elements that form interlocking polygons represent a desire for safety and security. You are dealing with a structure, a person or situation that may appear to be flimsy, but is extremely strong and resilient. Don’t be fooled by appearances. See Pyramid.... geodesic dome dream meaning

Geometry

Dreams of geometry symbolize your desire to make logical sense out of the random and complicated relationships and circumstances of your life. This dream reflects your awareness of the sacred order of the universe, and that you are realizing that ultimately everything measures up.... geometry dream meaning

Germ

Dreams of a germ represent adversarial energy. You may be feeling defensive and protective about getting sick or being adversely affected by someone’s negative or pessimistic influence.... germ dream meaning

Gild

See Group.... gild dream meaning

Glamour

Dreams of glamour represent beauty as power; a desire to amplify your energy and status by enhancing your attractiveness. Perhaps your dream is showing you that you’ve allowed a romanticized physical ideal to become more important to you than the authenticity that resides within you. Glamour also represents that your eyes may be playing tricks on you, that you are allowing the smoke and mirrors of a person’s façade to distract you from the truth.... glamour dream meaning

Gnawing

Dreams of gnawing represents unresolved emotional issues, worry, dread, and anticipation are eating at you.... gnawing dream meaning

Gold Fish

Dreams of a gold fish represent the wealth and richness of your emotions and your inner life; recognizing the value of introspection and connection to the divine feminine within the deep end of your ocean.... gold fish dream meaning

Golf Club

Dreams of golf clubs represent your will and ability to get into the swing of things. Within a golf bag are several different types of clubs that are appropriate for the various situations presented within the game of golf. This is symbolic of the variety of inner resources that you have at your fingertips to apply to the variety of challenges presented within the game of life. See Golf.... golf club dream meaning

Good Bye

Dreams of good bye signify completion, leaving, fulfillment, nostalgia; dealing with issues of attachment. You’ve come to the end of an interaction. Perhaps you are in a transition between one chapter of your life and another, and you dealing with issues of completion and closure. Take heart in knowing that the end is always the beginning of something new.... good bye dream meaning

Grammy

Dreams of any award represents recognition of excellence and/or a desire to become masterful in a given field. Because the Grammy is an Award for music, this represents your own recognition of the magnificence of the music of your soul.... grammy dream meaning

Grand

Anything grand, be it a grand piano or grand scale event implies great, large, oversized, over the top, important, and majestic.... grand dream meaning

Grand Canyon

Dreams of this National wonder represent a great womb; a container that is feminine, receptive, magical, and a powerful space of nurturing.

The Grand Canyon is a message for you to stand in awe at your own natural beauty; to appreciate the years and lifetimes of spiritual growth that has brought you to this place of evolution.... grand canyon dream meaning

Green Light

Dreams of a green light represent that all lines of traffic have opened up for you and the universe is motioning you to go forward with your dreams. See Green.... green light dream meaning

Griddle

Dreams of a griddle represent that you are creating something delicious and cooking up something nurturing. See Kitchen and Breakfast.... griddle dream meaning

Gridlock

See Traffic and Constipation.... gridlock dream meaning

Ground Zero

In relation to the events of September 11th, 2001, dreams of ground zero represents an uprooting and/or crumbling of that which appeared to be solid and indestructible.

Dreaming of ground zero is a breakdown/breakthrough dream, as in the Buddhist deity of death and destruction that is an essential catalyst to transformation and change. This dream can symbolize the necessity to come down to earth and connect with what is truly important in life and reassess your values. This dream could also signify that you are processing and venting out your feelings about the events of September 11th or the war on Terrorism. See September 11th, World Trade Center and Venting Dreams.... ground zero dream meaning

Shot Glass

Dreams of a shot glass represent that you are attempting to be in control your indulgences in behaviors that could get you into trouble. See Alcohol.... shot glass dream meaning

Shot Gun

Dreams of a shot gun represent intimidation, force and that you perhaps feel backed into a corner. This dream could also signify that you feel forced to do the responsible thing, as in a “shot gun wedding”. See Gun.... shot gun dream meaning

Carnelian / Garnet

(red Gemstones) : interpreted upon 4 sides: woman, or young girl, daughter, blessing & wealth. *: precious stone / gemstone, it is a Farsi word.... carnelian / garnet dream meaning

Garden / Orchard

interpreted upon 7 sides: woman, child & living & wealth, high rank, delight, brigade / mistress / secrecy.... garden / orchard dream meaning

Gazelle / Deer

interpreted upon 4 sides: woman, young girl, child, usefulness from women.... gazelle / deer dream meaning

Gerfalcon / Peregrine Falcon

[bird] [interpreted] upon 5 sides: importance, rank, matter passing through, wealth, blessing & child.... gerfalcon / peregrine falcon dream meaning

Glede / Kite

[predatory birds] interpreted upon 4 sides: modest / negligible wealth, honor, child, wealth, blessing.... glede / kite dream meaning

Grapevines

interpreted upon 5 sides: a usefulness, loss of a sly man, trick, (possible typo for خصومة=dispute) , wealth with suspicion.... grapevines dream meaning

Jewel / Gem

interpreted upon 8 sides: (مدخور=cant find, مدخول=incoming, مدحور=expelled, مدخر=hoarded) wealth, famous knowledge, well-known child, or something valuable, beautiful protective woman, helpful words & good, prosperity, good deed.... jewel / gem dream meaning

Mill / Grinder

interpreted upon 5 sides: authority, great leader, strength, courage, start of repentance.... mill / grinder dream meaning

Outer Garment

interpreted upon 7 sides: salvation, strength, travel, victory, honor, glory, usefulness.... outer garment dream meaning

Paradise / Garden / Shelter

interpreted upon 9 sides: knowledge & flowers / blossoms & favour / kindness & happiness & good news, good & prosperity & felicity & peace.... paradise / garden / shelter dream meaning

Striking Of Bell / Gong

interpreted upon 3 sides: words of falsehood, hypocrisy & love of disbelief.... striking of bell / gong dream meaning

Girl (unmarried)

Success, auspiciousness will come over you. Hopes will be fulfilled. ... girl (unmarried) dream meaning

Geese / Goose

The goose is said to represent watchfulness and love. Like the swan it can denote the dawn or new life.

A flock of geese is often taken to represent the powers of intuition and to give warning of misfortune.

The wild goose can represent the soul and often depicts the more nature-oriented side of our personality. Geese, in common with cats, are considered to be witches’ familiars. ... geese / goose dream meaning

Global Warming

See climate... global warming dream meaning

Gouge

See injure / injury and wound... gouge dream meaning

Greenhouse Effect

See climate... greenhouse effect dream meaning

Veil Or Veil-like Garments

When we, or others, are wearing a veil we are either trying to hide something, or are only partially accepting knowledge about ourselves or our relationship to others. Also consult the individual entry for veil.... veil or veil-like garments dream meaning

Fuel / Gasoline

A dream of buying or selling gasoline is a sign of prosperity ahead, but there may be a few bumps in the road before you get what you want. Running out of gasoline is a dream of contrary, implying a rush of energy and inspiration in whatever activity means the most to you.

If you’re not sure what that is, look to other symbols in the dream.... fuel / gasoline dream meaning

Grass (lawn)

A healthy, well-kept lawn or other stretch of grass augurs success and prosperity, while sunburnt, blackened, or dead grass indicates financial setbacks.

To dream of planting, sowing or sodding grass indicates that you’ll have to work very hard to attain your goals, while cutting or mowing grass implies attaining security but nothing much beyond that.... grass (lawn) dream meaning

Bad Grades

To dream of getting bad or failing grades is an insecurity dream. It symbolizes the dreamer’s feelings of not being good enough and a fear of not having a winning personality.... bad grades dream meaning

Bad Guys

Dreaming about bad guys suggests difficult times. You may want to change the direction of your life, to see if the problems are partly caused by your own choices.

To dream of being chased by bad guys foretells that enemies are working against you.... bad guys dream meaning

Baseball Glove

If a baseball glove was featured prominently in your dream, your home is a place of emotional security for you.... baseball glove dream meaning

Computer Game

To dream that you are playing a computer game, represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Sometimes this dream also is suggesting that you are trying to escape from problems in your real life.

If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... computer game dream meaning

Ex-boyfriend / Ex-girlfriend

To dream about your ex suggests that something or someone in your current life is bringing out similar feelings to the ones you felt in the relationship with your ex.

The dream may be a way of alerting you to the same or similar behavior in a current relationship. What you learned from that previous relationship may need to be applied to the present one so that you do not repeat the same mistake.

If you dreamed of getting back together with an ex, see “Reuniting.” If you dreamed about your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, the dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship.

If you dreamed about your ex’s new girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to this person.... ex-boyfriend / ex-girlfriend dream meaning

Failing Grades

To dream of getting failing grades is an insecurity dream. It symbolizes the dreamer’s feelings of not being good enough and a fear of not having a winning personality.... failing grades dream meaning

Garage / Garage Door

To dream that you are in a garage, represents a period of boredom in your life. You may feel that you have no direction or guidance toward achieving your goals.

If you dream of opening the garage door, you have made up your mind about something.

If you close the door, you are putting off your goals for the sake of other people.

If you dream of driving a car into a garage, your accomplishments will bring you happiness and security.... garage / garage door dream meaning

Gates

An open gate signifies opportunities ahead.

A closed gate indicates obstacles which can be overcome if you succeeded in opening it.

A locked gate predicts insurmountable obstacles, unless you climbed over it or found a way around it, in which case your frustration will be temporary.... gates dream meaning

Gazebo

A dream featuring a gazebo reveals your romantic nature. Your dream may express wishful thinking about your real life.... gazebo dream meaning

Gears

To dream about gears symbolizes new beginnings and improved cooperation with others.

To dream that you are putting your car in gear, suggests that you are ready to move forward with a new project in your life.... gears dream meaning

Gel

A dream of styling your hair with gel is a forecast of improvement in your love relationship or, for single girls, a new romance.

To dream of slicking your hair down or back with gel predicts that you will have an increase in your social status. Dreaming that a hairdresser uses gel on your hair, means you must not repeat gossip or it will return to work against you threefold.... gel dream meaning

Gender

Dreams of changing gender (for example, a girl dreams she is a boy) are very common. These other “selves” simply represent feelings or thoughts that come from a side of your personality that you regard as being “male” (or in a boy’s case, female). There in many characteristics that we associate with a particular gender, such as aggression being male.

It is normal and natural for this to be played out in your dream as you becoming the opposite gender. It helps you to explore or act out feelings, or burn off negative thoughts, that you would otherwise repress.... gender dream meaning

Gingerbread

To dream of eating or baking gingerbread foretells a family celebration.... gingerbread dream meaning

Glow / Glowing Object

To see a glow - or any glowing object - in your dream, symbolizes enlightenment. New light has been shed onto a situation and you have gained a fresh perspective. Therefore any dream which features a bright or pleasant glow predicts a swift improvement in all that deeply concerns you.... glow / glowing object dream meaning

Goalie

To dream about a hockey goalie refers to your ability to succeed through hard work.

If you dreamed of being a goalie predicts new friends and opportunities.... goalie dream meaning

Gods / Goddesses

To dream of mythical gods may signify your feelings about spirituality. This dream can also highlight your quest and struggles with achieving personal perfection.

If you dream of worshipping the gods, you are feeling sorry for past actions or mistakes.

If you dream of being a god/goddess indicates that you have special talents which you have not yet recognized or fully developed. Alternatively, such a dream may suggest your feelings of superiority over others.... gods / goddesses dream meaning

Golf / Golf Course

To dream that you are playing or watching golf signifies pleasant activities. Also see “Golf Balls” and “Golf Cart”, below.... golf / golf course dream meaning

Girl / Girlfriend

To dream of a girlfriend can be a straight-forward representation of feelings or anxieties about your real-life girlfriend.

If you don’t have one in real life, the dream represents a desire for more affection and appreciation. This dream may equally spring from anxiety or from sexual excitement. Often, the girl is actually a reflection of yourself, so take note of how you treat her, because that represents your own self-image. Most girlfriend dreams involve travel - if yours doesn’t, you may be overdue for a trip.

If you dream of fooling around with somebody else’s girlfriend, you are suppressing passion in your waking life.... girl / girlfriend dream meaning

Golf Balls

To dream about golf balls represents your worries about wasting time on something.... golf balls dream meaning

Golf Cart

To dream of driving a golf cart suggests that you are not sure what direction you should be headed in your life. You’re anxious about wasting your time on idle pursuits, while others know where they’re going in life.... golf cart dream meaning

Gothic

If you dream of being goth (and you aren’t in real life), you are going through anxiety and emotional conflict. You are experiencing a period of trying to match your outer self with your inner feelings.

The same meaning applies to a dream involving a gothic atmosphere, or gothic architecture.... gothic dream meaning

Grades

To dream of getting bad or failing grades is an insecurity dream. It symbolizes the dreamer’s feelings of not being good enough and a fear of not having a winning personality.

If you dream of getting excellent grades, this signifies you will succeed because you have a great deal of confidence and belief in yourself.... grades dream meaning

Greek Gods

To dream of the Greek Gods symbolizes your intellectual development and urge to discuss ideas. It can also suggest a perfectionist streak.... greek gods dream meaning

Gremlins

To dream about gremlins suggests that you are being bothered by worrisome problems right now in your life.... gremlins dream meaning

Groceries / Grocery Store

To see fresh groceries in your dream, or to go shopping at a grocery store, symbolizes abundance, ease and comfort.

If you dream of shopping in a grocery store with empty shelves, you feel hopelessness about your life right now.... groceries / grocery store dream meaning

Grope / Groping

To dream of being groped by someone forewarns that an enemy is trying to trick you. You may also be feeling cornered or under attack by someone.

If your dream was about groping for something that was out of reach, this represents your need to find something that is missing in your life. You may be searching for a solution to a problem.... grope / groping dream meaning

Grounded

To dream of being grounded predicts an important problem involving a decision you will find difficult to make. Get advice from someone who is experienced in life, before you commit yourself.

To dream of being released from grounded, means you have enough information to make an important choice.... grounded dream meaning

Guacamole

Your love life will improve if you dreamed of guacamole.... guacamole dream meaning

Guidance Counselor

To see a guidance counselor or dream that you are one, suggests that you are seeking for some support and direction in your life. Pay important attention to what the counselor is saying and/or doing. Your dream is trying to convey a message that you need to think about and possibly act upon.... guidance counselor dream meaning

Guitar Strings

A dream that features guitar strings suggests that you are concerned about holding some relationship together. This dream can also represent your need to use your position and power to get what you want.

If you dream of re-stringing a guitar, or replacing a broken guitar string, it means you have forgotten to do something.... guitar strings dream meaning

Gum (chewing Gum)

Whatever the action, chewing gum featured in your dream is a warning against confiding in new acquaintances or getting involved in casual relationship with guys.... gum (chewing gum) dream meaning

Gumball Machine

To dream about a gumball machine suggets that attractive temptations will soon be put before you. Just be careful to make wise choices, or you could end up in a sticky situation.... gumball machine dream meaning

Guys

To dream of a guy who you are crushing on in real life is usually just a straightforward reflection of your feelings for him.

If you dream that you’re in love with a boy who you don’t like in real life, your dream could be telling you that you are overlooking good qualities in that person that makes him worth crushing on. Or, it could mean that he has some personality trait (like being outgoing or sporty) that you wish you had yourself. Dreams about your boyfriend often reflect real-life issues and concerns you have with him.

If you dream that you have a boyfriend, but in real life you don’t, it symbolizes some sort of partnership or commitment. Maybe you want a boyfriend in real life, a common meaning, or maybe the boyfriend in your dream stands for a friend that you have commitment issues with.

If your dream boyfriend is loving, this is your mind’s way of telling you that you are a special person worth loving. You’re giving yourself some much needed affection and praise. Dreaming about an ex-boyfriend can suggest unfinished or confusing issues related to that old relationship. It doesn’t necessarily mean you still care for him, although it can. Often, it means that your current love relationship is awakening similar feelings that you had with your ex, either positive or negative.

If you dream of dating a friend’s boyfriend, your dream is actually about your friend and not the guy. Your friend has certain qualities that you wish you had yourself. Also, you may feel like you’re not as close to this friend as you want to be these days.

If you dream that one of your friends is dating your boyfriend, you may not be getting as much as you want out of your love relationship. This dream can also indicate that you are envious of a quality that your friend has - you wish you were more like her in some way.

If you dreamed about your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to the ex.

The dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship.

If you dream of having a different boyfriend than you actually do, think of how this “other” boyfriend acted in the dream. It may suggest something you want from your boyfriend - a way you wish he would act, or some way in which you’d like him to change.

If you are a girl and you dreamed of being a guy, look up the meaning under “Gender” Also see “Breaking Up”, “Cheating in a Relationship”, “Crush” and “Stealing a Boyfriend”... guys dream meaning

Gynecologist

If you dream of visiting a gynecologist, you will soon see an improvement in all departments of your life. However, if you were diagnosed with a venereal disease in your dream, it is a warning that someone is trying to slam your reputation.... gynecologist dream meaning

Lip Gloss

See “Lipstick”, below.... lip gloss dream meaning

Mini Golf

To dream about mini-golf represents your worries about wasting time on something.... mini golf dream meaning

Parking Garage / Parking Lot

To dream that you are in parking lot suggests you need to slow down and take some time to relax.

If you dream about not being able find a parking space, you are having trouble finding your place in life. You are still searching for your talent or the special niche where you belong.... parking garage / parking lot dream meaning

Snow Globe

To dream of a snow globe is a good omen, predicting new experiences and adventures.

If the snow globe contained fairies or angels, this is a special symbol that represents purity and important messages from the higher self.... snow globe dream meaning

Hair Products (gel, Hairspray, Mousse, Etc.)

A dream of styling or curling your hair with products, is a forecast of improvement in your love relationship or, for single girls, a new romance.

To dream of slicking your hair down or back with hair products, predicts that you will have an increase in your social status. Dreaming that a hairdresser uses products on your hair, means you must not repeat gossip or it will return to work against you threefold. Also see “Hair Dye.”... hair products (gel, hairspray, mousse, etc.) dream meaning

Social Gathering

To dream that you are at a social gathering suggests you need to get out more and enjoy yourself.

If the party is bad, then it indicates you are unsure of your social skills.... social gathering dream meaning

Water Gun

If you dream of aiming or shooting a water gun at someone, you them to notice your feelings.

If you dream that someone confronts you with a water gun, maybe they are trying to tell you something that you’re not hearing, or you might feel that person is pushing their feelings onto you.... water gun dream meaning

Weight - Losing Or Gaining

If you dream of losing weight, it symbolizes that you are no longer being weighed down.

A burden has been lifted off your shoulders.

If you get too skinny in your dream though, it can mean you feel out of your league in a real life situation.

To dream that you are overweight, suggests that you are feeling stressed and pressured in your real life, by a social situation or within your family.... weight - losing or gaining dream meaning

Wrapping Gifts

To dream that you are wrapping a gift,suggests that you may be trying to express some feeling or have something awkward to say that has to be carefully packaged.... wrapping gifts dream meaning

Youth Group

To dream about a youth group refers to the merging of various aspects of your personality. It also suggests that you should try to enjoy yourself more and have confidence in your ability to interact with others.

If you didn’t get along with the people in your dream, this indicates that you are unsure of your social skills.... youth group dream meaning

Ankh (gold Colored)

Opening a brain pathway to a higher matrix level ... ankh (gold colored) dream meaning

Armed Guard

Right brain protection... armed guard dream meaning

Autumn Colored Trees (orange Gold Red)

Family issues bring out the truth of God-Mind that makes you angry... autumn colored trees (orange gold red) dream meaning

Boat Guy

Creative thoughts that “keep you afloat”. ... boat guy dream meaning

Children, Grown

Ideas that are no longer present or useful.... children, grown dream meaning

Cicadas, Big, Green

big emotional issue becoming known. ... cicadas, big, green dream meaning

Emerald Green

Wizard of Oz programming. ... emerald green dream meaning

Gang, Latin

Wild passionate actions. ... gang, latin dream meaning

Gold-colored Ankh

Opening a brain pathway to a higher matrix level. ... gold-colored ankh dream meaning

Greek Girl

Logical DNA memory.... greek girl dream meaning

Green Bmw

Past emotions quickly coming to the surface.... green bmw dream meaning

Green Grass

Past Issues.... green grass dream meaning

Head Gestures

Thinking instead of acting.... head gestures dream meaning

Insurance Guy

Old support structure in right-brain.... insurance guy dream meaning

Kiss A Girl

Merging.... kiss a girl dream meaning

Metallic Grid

Your matrix.... metallic grid dream meaning

Overweight Color Guard

Weight down by protecting the old way of thinking. ... overweight color guard dream meaning

Poison Gas

Negative emotions that you avoid. ... poison gas dream meaning

Pool(the Game)

See Bollards.... pool(the game) dream meaning

Dream Dictionary And Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream

Islamic Dream Interpretation - The extensive indexes and well organized layout of this valuable site make it a useful dream dictionary of types of dreams and their meaning. It is, moreover, the first Islamic guide in English to authentic dream interpretation.

It is hoped that this dictionary of dream interpretation will prove useful to students of culture and spirituality, but above all to seekers after truth. This is the most comprehensive report on islamic dream interpretation that you will ever read! Not only does it include timely tips and advice understanding how and why you dream, but also clues to help you zero in on and understand common symbols in dreams.


Dreams are messenger to us from the unknown. They are voices from our collective sub-conscious, warners of deep inner disturbance in the individual psyche, bearer of glad tidings of good things to come, or echoes of happy or sad and long hidden memories. As messenger from the unknown, dreams are often prophetic voices of the future. Hence, they have at times directed the course of the history of nations.

The dream of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, his obedience to the Divine will and his willingness to submit in absolute faith to God made him the first true Muslim and the father of prophets.

The true interpretation of the dreams of the king of Egypt by the prophet Joseph saved both the Egyptians and the children of Israel from famine and death.

The dreams of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him and all the prophets of God be peace and blessings, marked the beginning of his revelation, the noble Qur’fm which changed the face of human history and civilization. Although dreams belong to the domain of personal experience, they are a universal phenomenon, and thus have played a crucial role in the formation of human culture. Throughout recorded human history, dreams and the interpre­tation of dreams have inspired sages and prophets, poets and kings, as well as the most creative psychologist/philosophers of our day.

The science of psycho­analysis of Carl Jung and his school rests on the fact that dreams form the inner diary of every human individual, and hence the need to read and interpret them correctly. This fact has for long been recognized by the sages and prophets of traditional cultures and religions. Not all dreams, however are either true or authentic. Those of the prophets and friends (awliya’s) of God are Divine revelations, true and sacred.

The dreams of pious men and women are almost always true and meaningful. Some dreams come from Satan, and are thus misleading. Others may be caused by physical or psychological problems such as stomach discomfort or emotional disturbance.

It is therefore important to distinguish true dreams from empty fantasies, and inspired dreams from satanic insinuations. This is a Divine gift to inspired prophets, holy persons and insightful sages. ... islamic dream dream meaning

Dream Symbols

Dream Interpretation & an A to Z dictionary of symbols and their meanings helps you make sense of your dreams and harness them to increase your creativity, solve problems, find life purpose, and obtain accurate personal guidance. A to Z Dream Dictionary and Dream Interpretation will help you become an expert dream interpreter.
Dream symbolism communicates more accurately than a thousand words when the dreamer understands what the chosen dream symbols mean. One symbol can represent different ideas, concepts and things to every individual. Their divine secrets will release your concealed potential so that you can design the destiny you have always longed for. With in-depth, classic meanings and an empowering technique for personalized interpretation, our site is the most complete and balanced guide to understanding your dreams. As omens or insights, as alarms or a memory, for years people have been interpreting their dreams in different way, with whatever comforts them, but now we have science. Researchers have spent time in comprehending, studying, understanding them, for all dreams don’t really say the same story. It becomes fascinating and complicated when people from diff a rent cultural background, societies, past, present, living standards, problems, mental illness report same dreams. Features an alphabetized list of over 42.000 dream symbols and meaning with classic. This dictionary of Christian Dreams, China interpretation of dreams, India interpretation of dreams contains over 24700 indexed entries and this dictionary of islamic Dreams contains over 5300 indexed entries. Also, Psychological / emotional perspective, Material aspects and Gives gender – specific, interpret of dream. Dreamfairy.org the complete dream dictionary is the only interpretation site based on concrete data about real people's dreams and how the real events in their lives relate to their nighttime visions.
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  • A dream that takes place on an island may indicate a need for personal space.
  • A dream of rabbits running in green grass is a good omen.
  • A ship in dock or on a calm sea may promise happiness in love. By deciphering the language of your dreams, you can achieve greater spiritual awareness and lasting happiness.

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30 Common Dream Symbols

Here are 30 different dream symbol that appear most common in the world and these dreams meanings.
Animals
Animals can usually be linked to survival or the instinct to keep going no matter how difficult things are. It can mean you’re holding things back that you should express. Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal. Babies
Babies most times just mean that you want to continue your life and family, and want to share your knowledge with your next of kin. They might also mean you’re holding something back. Something new comes into your life. A new idea or a new creative project at work. Symbol of new possibilities and potential for growth in multiple areas of your life. Lost
Being lost in your dreams may signify that you have lost your true purpose in life. It may point to soul loss or your disas- sociation from an important aspect of your personality. If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically. Naked
Dreams of being naked or seeing someone naked represent a desire for honesty and intimacy. It can also represent the fear of others knowing your private thoughts and feelings. If you are comfortable being naked, then you feel you have nothing to hide in intimacy. If you are uncomfortable, ashamed, or embarrassed, then this dream is telling you to do some ego-integration work, and begin the process of releasing your own judgments and criticisms. Trapped
If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful. If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life. Buildings and Houses
Building a house may signify construction of a new project in your business or building a totally new life. Building with Legos or building blocks may comment on needing to play with your ideas before putting them into action. Clothing
Clothing in general reveals the image that you want to project to the world. Each article of clothing reveals different concerns, qualities, beliefs, attitudes, and expressions Even the color and conditions of the clothing may reveal significant information.

For example, clothing that is tattered or torn may signify that you feel emotionally shredded by an experience. You may also be expressing a "poor me" attitude.

Cry
Dreams of crying symbolize that you are healing, grieving, cleansing, and releasing that which no longer supports you, as you make room for that which does support you. Consider that this might be a cry for help and that you would be wise to seek support to help you through this challenge you are going through. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel. Death
Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying. If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life. Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life. Demons
To see demons in your dream, represents negativity and distress. It also forewarns of overindulgence. If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something. Dogs
Dogs are man’s companions and loyal " friends and thus can come in a dream to represent a real friendship, fteca dog’s extreme loyalty to its owner, the appearance of a dog can represent a tendency toward being too loyal to-your friends and thus sacrificing yourself and your needs. A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship. A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog. Drowning
Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life. Being washed away by the flow of emotions. Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength. Falling
Falling in your dream may come as a response to some failure. It may comment on feelings of loss of control. It may also be a response to falling from grace or falling from your stature in life. Falling dreams may recur when you have lost a significant relationship, or have faced a personal disaster in your career, or have been diagnosed with a particular illness. Fire
Fire is a punfying element that is destruc tive yet transforms everything eventually. Setting fire to your emotions may act as the cleansing agent of the soul. It can represent the passion that fuels the heart and the sacred ember of your sexuality. A fire in your house may relate to some anger that is destroying the peace at home. Fire may also signify destructive behavior on your part or that of another family member. Flying
If you dream you are flying so high that you can actually touch the moon and stars this portends many different types of global disaster that you may soon hear of. If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down of magnitude. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow. Food
People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence. To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a "compensatory" function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment. Chased
Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty. To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion. Horses
A horse may offer its power to the dreamer as a vehicle for moving forward in life. Horse brings the attnbute of strength to deliver you to your destination.

For the hero, the horse cames him to his mission, perhaps over long distances, and thus it may signify the need to travel. A wild horse can represent unleashed and untamed power. Horses may also trot into your dream to indicate the need to stand your ground in a power struggle.

Jumping
  • The act of jumping can be somewhat ambiguous in a dream. It can indicate either jumping up attempting to attain something better for ourselves or jumping down, which can mean going down into the unconscious and those parts of ourselves where we may feel we are in danger. Jumping on the spot can indicate joy and has the same significance as dance (See Dance).
  • Repetitive movement of any sort in a dream usually indicates the need to reconsider our actions, to look at what we arc doing and perhaps to express ourselves in a different way. On a psychological level, jumping up and down in a dream may indicate being caught up in a situation without having the power to move either forwards or backwards.
  • In certain religions, spiritual ecstasy is induced by jumping. This is a way of employing the physical in order to reach the spiritual.
  • Also See: Jumping
Kiss - Kissing
Affection. In this dream you may be expressing feelings that are difficult to express during the day. Kissing is usually an indication of warmth, affection, and happiness. If you don’t receive enough love and affection in your daily life, then this could be a compensatory dream, where the dreamer is comforting himself. If you are kissing the object of your affection, the dream could be a form of wish fulfillment. Superstition based interpretations say that if you are kissing strangers, you may have a need to conquer. If the kissing is insincere, you are pretentious while if you see your partner kissing someone else, you may be afraid of infidelity. Money
Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard currency, but more the way in which we value ourselves. This symbol appearing in dreams would suggest that we need to assess that value more carefully, and equally to be aware of what we ‘pay’ for our actions and desires. If there is a feeling of self-denial in our making savings, particularly to the point of miserliness, we may not have managed our resources properly in the past and are having to suffer for it now. We may also fear the future. If someone else gives us their savings, we are able to use their knowledge and expertise. Paralysis
  • When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably experiencing great fear or suppression. Feelings that are emotionally based are experienced as paralysis in order to highlight the physical effect those feelings can have.
  • Imagination can often play tricks on us, and we experience as real some kind of reaction we would not normally allow ourselves. Paralysis is one such reaction.
  • Paralysis can signify spiritual inadequacy, inability to create movement, and inertia. There is a condition which sometimes occurs during development when we are forced into facing our own fears, and this can be experienced as paralysis.
Pregnancy / Pregnant
To dream you are pregnant signifies growth and development in your personal life. You may find that you are unprepared to act on it or to even discuss the matter with other people. It may also symbolize the birth of new ideas, projects, directions, or goals. To dream of being pregnant with a dying baby suggests an undertaking you worked hard for is suddenly doomed to fail. It denotes anxiety over things that are unfolding in ways you never expected. A pregnant woman having dreams of her pregnancy usually conveys her worries in various stages of her pregnancy. First trimester dreams are usually consists of small creatures, furry animals, flowers, fruits, and water. Second trimester dreams usually cover birth complications and self-doubt about motherhood. You may also dream of giving birth to a non-human baby. Finally, in the third trimester, you tend to dream of your own mother. When a man dreams of getting a girl pregnant, it is a warning that serious consequences may result from his sexual activities. Prison
Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong. A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage. Sexuality - Sex
Dreams of a sexual nature are very common and act both as an emotional release and a reassurance that everything is in order with your sexuality. Being intimate with a stranger is a fantasy that many people enjoy and this type of dream may indicate a wish for new experiences or experimentation. Intimacy with your partner in a dream acts as a reassurance of your love, and serves to strengthen your bond in your own mind. Snakes
The snake is a powerful dream symbol, associated with the feminine, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person. If you dream about you or an animal attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake, you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip. If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities. Spiders
In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious and a distant man. A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic or a monk. Ifone sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and a religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak. A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife. If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area. Teeth
Hostility or an attack, such as when dream figures deliver "biting words" or "bare their teeth. " Losing teeth in a dream may reflect words said in haste, or losing the ability to speak candidly. Because this bony part of the body endures long after death, it has some associations with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In this context, losing teeth might equate to losing the will to live or having your personal power taken away. Rotten teeth equate either to the fear of old age, or someone whose words are filled with so much insincere sweetness that decay in that relationship is inevitable. Having teeth pulled out represents an end to suffering that is aided by an external force. Vehicle - Vehicles
If you dream of riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving, you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience. If you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business. Walking or Running
A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing. If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’. If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change. Water
It is a mirror of your subconscious mind.

The quality of water often describes the situation of your emotions. Crystal clear, clean, adulterated, calm mostly provides strong insights about the state of your feelings.

... 30 common dream symbols dream meaning

Gander

This web-footed fellow in your dream predicts a happy surprise, especially joyous if you caught or held him.... gander dream meaning

Gardenia

A passionate new love affair or renewal of a past romantic attachment is forecast in a dream of this strongly scented flower.... gardenia dream meaning

Dream Meaning And Symbol

Dream Interpretation / Dream Dictionary / Dream Meanings Knowledge is power, so learn to understand the mysteries that are hidden in your dreams. Our dreams contain the messages we need to solve. Dreams come in many shapes and sizes, some vague, some detailed, some frightening, some inspiring. They all contain encoded messages aimed at improving your life. Once we uncover the mysterious symbols and images of our unconscious, we discover the secrets to a happier life. The dream interpretation world has its own language; a visual and symbolic language, filled with obscure clues and hidden meanings. Learn how to accurately decipher your dream experiences, using centuries-old folk wisdom.
Dreams really are, in the truest sense, a doorway: to greater self-awareness, knowledge, success, and the possibility of a rich, full life. Sounds great, but how do you open and walk through that door? You’ll see that there is an actual pathway, with clearly delineated steps, that can take you from wishful thinking about dreams to a reliable dream habit. You’ll find your previously mysterious, invisible inner life can be revealed on a regular basis to assist you in many useful ways. You’ll discover some specific benefits of an active dream life, familiarize yourself with the steps in the dream process, and fine tune your understanding of sleep and dream dynamics. This way, you can build motivation and enthusiasm, be aligned with the natural flow of dreams, and get out of your own way by becoming aware of what inhibits dreaming.
Symbols are the language of dreams, an intuitive shortcut your soul uses to talk to you. They convey a vast amount of encoded information that always pertains to your own process of living and evolving. Every symbol is somehow about you. In a typical dream scene composed of a group of symbols you can find clues to how you’re developing, what you want to create, how you need to heal, or how to make correct choices.
To truly understand what a symbol represents, you must feel into or merge into the symbol, pretend to be the thing, and speak from its point of view about what it knows. This way, you enter the direct experience of what it is to be a daisy, a polar bear, a set of lost keys, or a school bus. And the symbol comes alive. Once you become the symbol, it’s easier to see how the image is a part of you and your life process.
They have become the “interpreters supreme” when it comes to dreams.
It seems that most people remember their dreams. Not all, certainly, but the majority And, whether we realize it or not, dreams have a profound influence on our well-being. Scientists have proven that dreams are necessary; without them we would probably go insane! By examining our dreams, we are able to establish physical and mental needs to bring balance to our lives.
Modern science says that we spend between 25 percent and 50 percent of our sleeping time in the dream state. We have an average of six dream periods every night and each dream lasts anywhere up to forty minutes. Apparently if we didn’t have these dreams we would go crazy Most of them are from our unconscious mind, trying to get a message across to us for our own well-being. Who is to say they are wrong? That may be exactly what our unconscious mind is—proddings from the spirits.

The point is that if we are being given these messages for our own well-being, it would behoove us to try to understand them, to listen to the spirits.

The uncon¬scious, or the spirits, employ symbols with which we are familiar. They present the message using objects that per¬tain to our everyday life, the better that we may under¬stand what is being communicated. Sigmund Freud believed that the unconscious mind contains repressed material—wishes, thoughts, experi-ences—that the individual will not accept into the con¬scious mind. These things are therefore repressed and often disguised. Carl Jung called this repressed material the “Personal Unconscious.” He believed that there was also the “Collective Unconscious,” which contained elements from racial memories and experiences. Discover how to:

  • Recognize your dream cycles, Increase your ability to remember your dreams, Keep and use a dream diary, Notice your waking dreams, Uncover hidden messages in your dreams, Focus your dreams to solve problems or make decisions, Form a dream support group.

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A to Z Dream Dictionary and Dream Interpretation will help you become an expert dream interpreter. ... dream meaning and symbol dream meaning

Genii

See Fairy.... genii dream meaning

Gentian

Wearing one of these beautiful blue flowers is a sign that you have attracted and will continue to attract true love and sincere friends.

To see them growing or arranged indoors is a forecast of a future filled with simple but satisfying pleasures.

See also Colors and Flow- ers.... gentian dream meaning

Giddiness

See Dizziness.... giddiness dream meaning

Glade

All your worries will soon fade and your secret fears will’ prove groundless if your dream featured a verdant, green glade.

See also Grass, Foliage, Mountain, etc.... glade dream meaning

Gladiola

These majestic flowers predict an advancement or improvement within your present sphere of activity.

See also Colors and Flowers.... gladiola dream meaning

Dream Meanings

Dream interpretation requires vast knowledge, clear perception, and sensi­tivity. Such knowledge must be based on the fundamentals of one’s religion, inner spiritual values, moral and cultural traditions.

The beginner in this field must know that there are two types of dreams: one type that comes from God Almighty, and the second type comes from satan. What is good comes from God Almighty, which is a type of revelation that comes to a righteous person and carries either glad tidings, or warnings. Such dreams also cause one’s heart to reflect upon his actions and to beware of heedlessness.

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The Islamic Dream Interpretation, keys to interpreting your dreams successfully.



Islamic Dream Meanings

On the other hand, they could be a reprimand for an ignoble act one is pondering, or an act one may mistakenly thinks that it is the correct thing to do, or a new friendship that could lead him to hell-fire, or a clarification concerning his treatment of his family and friends and about his business dealings, or they may bring spiritual guidance, etcetera.

This is the type of dream which is referred to in God’s Prophet’s sayings: “Atrue dream representsone offorty-six branches of a prophecy.” Both religious and irreligious people may see a true dream that could come true.

The second type of dream connotes deception, cunningness, contriving, jealousy, or a scare, causes pain, depicts any type of eavesdropping, engaging in mundane conversa­tion, the call of one’s mind and desires, or imagination, or occur after eating a heavy late meal or even going to bed hungry, etcetera.

This type of dream comes from satan. God’s Prophet (uwbp) has said: ‘As time draws nearer to the con­clusion of this world,dreams will become confused.

The most true of dreams are those ofa truthful person. Thus, if one sees a dream that he dislikes, he should tell no one about it, and he should immediately leave his bed and perform his prayers.” He also said: “The best of ropes is steadfastness to one’s religious life.”

Interpreting dreams is a process of analyzing the nature of things and their opposing possibilities, connecting their roots, and assembling the fragments of one’s thoughts to better understand his or her real condition.

In a dream, one may see things that may connote equilibrium or the opposite, while his passive and inert participation urges him to examine the elements and to awaken his consciousness. Sometimes, the elements themselves may be opaque or unclear. In this case, if one recognizes a person in the dream, perhaps the name of that person, or his trade, or his look, or the meaningofthe individual letters of his name, or their combined numerological value, etcetera, mayprovide a clue to the meaning of one’s dream. The foundation of all Islamic knowledge is revelation contained in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah.

Since good dreams are also a form of revelation from Allaah, any legitimate attempt to interpret the symbolism of dreams should rely primarily on the symbolism found in the Qur’aan and Sunnah.

A dream interpreter must listen to the complete story, and its minute details. He also must investigate and find acceptable religious references for each element in the dream.

If the does not fully understand the dream, or if he is unable to find such references, then it is better for him to refrain from making up an interpretation.

In that case, he will be giving a religious ruling, though dreams relate to psychology. Indeed, it will be a sin to tell a false interpretation, while one will be rewarded if he remains silent when he does not know the answer. Imam Ibn Sirin was the most renowned master in this science, and he often refrained from interpreting someone’s dream. Perhaps, he would interpret only one out of every forty dreams when askedto do so. Of three out of four such dreams, he used to say: “I do not know the meaning of this dream.”

The dream interpreter must investigate the dream and establish its acceptable religious references.

It is related that Imam Ibn Sirin used to spend a good part of the day questioning the person about himself, his life, type of work, living condition, and surrounding circumstance, for a dream interpreter is not a prophet and cannot tell about the future.

This dictionary for Islamic dream interpretation contains over 6000 indexed entries.... dream meanings dream meaning

Dream Sources

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This dictionary of Christian Dreams, China interpretation of dreams, India interpretation of dreams contains over 44.500 indexed entries and this dictionary of islamic Dreams contains over 5.500 indexed entries.

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Understand the meaning of your dreams. Great dictionary of dream interpretations.... dream sources dream meaning

Glamor

This quality is such a subjective matter that only a general guide to its meaning can be suggested, to wit: Any thing, personage, or action which seems to you to be undeniably glamorous is a warning against impulsive or ostentatious behavior.... glamor dream meaning

Glands

You are foolishly depleting your energy with unnecessary worry if you dreamed of swollen or painful glands.... glands dream meaning

Godparent

A dream of god- parents (seeing, being, or whatever) indicates a com- ing opportunity to serve the community or engage in a constructive activity which will give you great satisfaction.... godparent dream meaning

Goiter

Whether you dreamed of having it yourself or of others so afflicted, the dream is telling you that you are inhibiting your enjoyment of today by worrying needlessly about tomorrow. Try a dose of positive thinking.... goiter dream meaning

What Does It Mean When You Have A Recurring Dream?

Recurrent dream themes often start at a young age, but can begin at any time, and persist for the rest of one’s life.

The theme of missing an exam, to take one example, commonly begins during college years, when the stress of performing well may be more intense than ever before. However, this theme may then carry forward as a recurring dream for many years, even as one moves on to a career.

The “missing the exam” dream may reappear the night before an important job interview or an evaluation at work.

The circumstances may change, but the same feelings of stress, and the desire to perform well, can trigger the relevant recurrent dream. Theorists suggest that these themes may be considered “scripts” (Spoormaker, 2008) or perhaps “complexes” (Freud 1950); as soon as your dream touches any aspect of the theme, the full script unfolds in completion. Dream theorists generally agree that recurring dreams are connected to unresolved problems in the life of the dreamer. In a previous post I discussed the idea that dreams often portray a Central Image, a powerful dream image that contextualizes a certain emotion or conflict for the dreamer.

The Tidal Wave dream is an example of a Central Image that represents overwhelming emotions such as helplessness and fear.

The Tidal Wave dream is a common dream to experience following trauma or abuse, and often becomes a recurrent theme that reflects a person’s struggling with integrating and accepting the trauma. Resolution of this theme over time is a good sign that the trauma has been confronted and adaptively integrated in the psyche. Empirical research has also supported findings that resolution of a recurrent dream is associated with improved well-being (Zadra, 1996). This is one way that keeping track of your dreams can be extremely informative and helpful in a therapeutic, or even self-help, process.


Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime. Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you’ve not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort.

The dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem. Another theory is that people who experience recurring dreams have some sort of trauma in their past they are trying to deal with. In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time. Nightmares are dreams that are so distressing they usually wake us up, at least partially. Nightmares can occur at any age but are seen in children with the most frequency. Nightmares usually cause strong feelings of fear, sadness or anxiety. Their causes are varied. Some medications cause nightmares (or cause them if you discontinue the medication abruptly). Traumatic events also cause nightmares. Treatment for recurring nightmares usually starts with interpreting what is going on in the dream and comparing that with what is happening in the person’s life. Then, the person undergoes counseling to address the problems that are presumably causing the nightmare. Some sleep centers offer nightmare therapy and counseling. Another method of treating nightmares is through lucid dreaming. Through lucid dreaming, the dreamer can confront his or her attacker and, in some cases, end the nightmares.... what does it mean when you have a recurring dream? dream meaning

Galleiy

The meaning of this dream varies according to its details; if your dream featured paintings and they were of the old master variety, you can expect the renewal of a bygone relationship; but if they were contemporary, the prediction is of interesting new additions to your social circle.

If the gallery featured sculpture, it indicates an unprofitable speculation.

If the gallery involved was the observation type, as in a building, theater, or church, and you looked down from it, the dream signifies a happy outcome to your current project; but if you fell from it, you can expect domestic and/or lover’s quarrels.... galleiy dream meaning

Great Lakes

See Lake.... great lakes dream meaning

Griddle Cakes

See Pancakes.... griddle cakes dream meaning

Grin

To see someone else grin is an augury of an unexpected and pleasing social invitation; but if you did the grinning, you can stop fretting about the fancy maneuver that worries you; you’ll get away with itl... grin dream meaning

Ground Hog

If you dreamed of this funny animal, you can expect to have an unusual and interesting romantic experience.... ground hog dream meaning

Grunt

Hearing an animal grunt predicts a choice of opportunities to change your job, the kind of work you do, or your life-style; to dream of grunting yourself signifies an embarrassing or troublesome experience with the opposite sex.... grunt dream meaning

Guihotnie

You are in danger of losing a valued friend by being childishly contentious if your dream featured an execution-type guillotine; if it was the paper-cutting type, you are being warned to be more diligent concerning your responsibilities if you want to avoid a humiliating loss.... guihotnie dream meaning

Gum Drops

See Candy.... gum drops dream meaning

Crystal-gazing

Crystal-gazing may symbolize its psychological equivalent, namely, turning our attention inwards to explore the psyche and discover our ‘destiny’. But don’t forget that exploring your psyche entails uncovering your complexes or neuroses, inner conflicts, phobias, compulsions, projections, and so on, and it may take a long time to reach the centre of the crystal ball - that is, the centre of yourself.

CUL-DE-SAC... crystal-gazing dream meaning

Gate(way)

(see also Door)

(1) Freud says a gate may symbolize the vagina; opening the gate, male penetration of the vagina.

(2) A locked gate (a recurring image in Freud’s dreams) may symbolize a problem to w hich you have not yet found the key; or it may mean you have not penetrated your unconscious. What is preventing you? It is

you - or some part of you - that has locked the gate. Alternatively, it may symbolize something you should not attempt to do.

(3) The narrow gate is a Christian symbol of the way to ‘life5 or ‘salvation5. Psychologically, it may symbolize the way to healing and wholeness; the fulfilling of your ‘destiny5; where you should be concentrating your attention and effort.... gate(way) dream meaning

Goblitl

(see also Gnome, Spirits)

(1) In folklore, goblins are mischievous, destructive spirits. In dreams, they should be understood as unconscious forces; emotions or instinctive drives that have been repressed and are either rebelling against their neglect or forcing you - the conscious ego - to take notice of them. Listen to their story (of when and why they were repressed), consider their demands, and allocate them a useful role in your life.

(2) The troll / goblin in the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff guards a bridge leading to a lush meadow and threatens whoever tries to cross. The goblin figure in your dream may symbolize whatever is preventing you from being happy, or fulfilling yourself. See also Bridge.

GOD(DESS)... goblitl dream meaning

Gold / Golden

(1) Symbolically, the colour gold has connections with the sun and may represent new life, self-renewal; some new development in your psyche. See also Sun.

(2) Gold, as something valuable, may symbolize either your true self, as distinct from your conscious ego, or some faculty in your psyche which, if accepted and activated, could bring you closer to your real self.

(3) Gold fruit (like the golden fleece) features in mythology as a hero’s prize for overcoming monsters or other evils. This symbolizes the rewards of facing up to the contents of the unconscious, taming those that - through neglect - have become wild or aggressive, and integrating them into your conscious life.... gold / golden dream meaning

Greet

(1) Green commonly symbolizes the fertility of Nature (as in the Green Man, the spirit of fecundity’). In your dreams, therefore, it mav indicate personal growth, some new’ development in your personality.

(2) An evergreen is a traditional symbol of immortality. In psychological terms it may symbolize new life or that level of your being where your individuality is united with life as such.

(3) In modem life green may mean ‘go’, ‘proceed’. In a dream, therefore, green may signal that all is well; the way is clear for you to go ahead - that is, make personal progress.

(4) Green may signify corruption, as in pus or gangrenous flesh. Is there something going rotten in your unconscious? If so, attend to it; bring it into the daylight of your conscious life.... greet dream meaning

Garment Factory

Place for creating new roles.... garment factory dream meaning

Golden Fleece

Initiation; spiritual message, divine protection.... golden fleece dream meaning

Guidance, Guide

Higher self, or advanced beings or mystical teacher guiding you on the path of life.... guidance, guide dream meaning

Germinate

To see a plant germinating in dreams is a good omen because it indicates that your projects could materialize soon. (See AGRICULTURE)... germinate dream meaning

Glory

When we dream of glory is because we are not satisfied with our situation in real life. Such episodes evidence immaturity. (See TRIUMPH)... glory dream meaning

Grate / Railing

Dreaming that you jump a railing is a sign that you will reach all objectives; to climb over it a sign that illegal methods may be used to get there. Falling from a railing announces an upcoming setback, as much as economic as health; to stay seated on it that you are hoping for the resolution of the problems. Finally, when a woman dreams that she is building a railing, she will have a stable and happy home.... grate / railing dream meaning

Grazing

To see animals grazing on a field indicates a period of calm and restorative rest. It appears that things will get back on track after a tumultuous time.... grazing dream meaning

Green Vegetables

Healthy and simple, green vegetables allude to a simple style of life, without complications (usually they are fresh or cooked).

The vegetable in dreams has a positive meaning, since it announces success in negotiations and satisfaction in love. It also provides the accomplishment of the most hidden desires, in general, the end of some type of badness.... green vegetables dream meaning

Gunshot

Gunshots in dreams indicate that you must remain alert. You have to be cautious because unforeseen circumstances can alter your current life.

If in the dream you enjoy shooting, you will have good luck. If, however, you are frightened, the dream portend difficulties. Shooting up at the stars is, universally, an advantageous and promising dream.... gunshot dream meaning

Gypsies

Gypsies sometimes represent prejudices that people have about this ethnic group. Thus, if you think you cannot trust them, those are the emotions evoked in the dream. But if you simply consider them a nomadic people with different customs, the dream will reveal your desire for freedom and rebellion. In addition, this mysterious people, full of old legends and secret stories, can represent that part of yourself that you have not yet discovered. On the other hand, maybe the dream suggests that you have to consider the future.

Because the prophecies surrounding the gypsy tradition, it is possible that the dream is giving you clues about future events. And since this people is associated with good luck, fate will come to you soon.... gypsies dream meaning

Dream Within A Dream

There are levels of consciousness that exist in the dream state that you can wake up to and still be asleep. This happens in waking life as well, but is less noticeable, like when you suddenly realize you were not paying attention to something that was happening and you snap into awareness. When this happens in a dream, it is an indication that you are waking up to higher levels of your own conscious awareness.... dream within a dream dream meaning

Gagging

You are stifling the impulse to rid or purge yourself of an idea, habit, or thought pattern. There may be a great deal of toxicity in your environment that you are not quite ready to deal with, and the gagging reflex is indicating that your level of tolerance is nearly at its apex. Vomiting is a symbol for the process of ridding yourself of something that does not serve you. Gagging is the simultaneous presence of this impulse along with the sense that it is not quite time. Gagging in a dream is a warning that something is about to be revealed and what that is may not be pleasant or healthy.... gagging dream meaning

Game Night

A social gathering to enjoy the spirit of competition in a fun atmosphere is at the heart of game night. As a symbol, it represents the need to express the fundamental drive to compete and win but to do so in a way that is harmless and playful. Game night in a dream may be pointing to a buildup of stressors and drives that need release in a constructive manner.... game night dream meaning

Gryphon

This legendary mythological creature has the head of an eagle on the body of a lion.

The lion is the king of the beasts and the eagle is the king of the birds, so with this combination the gryphon rules over the entire animal kingdom. There is a ferocity combined with great dignity to this archetypal guardian of great treasure. This is a very powerful totem, and when it appears in your dream, you are communing with strength, leadership, and dominion.... gryphon dream meaning

Dream It With Flowers

In Victorian America and Europe, flowers were attributed with specific meanings by young men and women who used them during courtship to send messages to each other, whether in a forthright manner or by more clandestine means. Straightforward romantic or poetic thoughts were conveyed by the presentation of a single bloom, whilst lengthier messages were communicated by larger arrangements.

Love and happiness were not the only feelings expressed by these floral epistles. Infidelity, jealousy, disdain and rejection were also expressed by a suitably chosen bloom. Whilst a simple flower may have been sent to a young lady to propose marriage, another seemingly innocuous blossom may have been sent in response, telling the gentleman caller to ‘get lost’. The color of the flower was extremely significant; to cite a few examples, red usually meant love, yellow indicated friendship, lavender suggested enchantment, and orange fascination.

As far as dream interpretation goes, the list of meanings is seemingly endless, as nearly every flower has been attributed with a specific meaning at some point in time. In Victorian times, the range of available flowers was limited, and so certain flowers had specific meanings; today, with so many flower choices, there are no rules—it’s the sentiment and personal association that gives the flower meaning to you in a dream. For those interested in the historic or generally accepted meanings of flowers, the list below has been compiled from a variety of different sources, including the American Society of Florists.

Historic and generally accepted meanings of flowers Acacia: Concealed love, chaste love

Agapanthis: Secret love

Alstroemeria: Aspiration

Amaryllis: Pride, drama

Ambrosia: Your love is returned

Anemone: Sincerity, fragility

Apple blossom: Promises

Arbutus: Thee only do ı love

Aster: Symbol of love, daintiness, contentment

Azalea: Take care of yourself for me, abundance, symbol of womanhood (china)

Baby’s breath: Festivity

Bachelor’s button: Anticipation

Begonia: Deep thoughts

Bells of Ireland: Good luck

Bittersweet: Truth

Black-eyed Susan: Encouragement

Bluebell: Humility

Cactus: Endurance

Caladium: Great joy, delight

Camellia (general): Graciousness, good-luck gift for a man

Camellia (pink): Passionate longing

Camellia (red): A flame in the heart

Camellia (white): Admiration

Carnation (general): Fascination, women, love

Carnation (pink): Gratitude, ı’ll never forget you

Carnation (purple): Caprice, whimsy

Carnation (red): Passion, drama, admiration

Carnation (solid color): Affirmation

Carnation (striped): Refusal, sorry ı can’t be with you, wish ı could be with you

Carnation (white): Sweetness and loveliness, innocence, pure love, remembrance, woman’s good-luck gift

Carnation (yellow): Cheerful for all occasions (except in matters of the heart, when it means rejection)

Cattail: Peace, prosperity

Chrysanthemum (general): Cheerfulness, rest

Chrysanthemum (bronze): Excitement

Chrysanthemum (red): Sharing

Chrysanthemum (white): Truth

Chrysanthemum (yellow): Slighted love, secret admirer

Cosmos: Peace

Crocus: Foresight, cheerfulness, gladness

Cyclamen: Resignation, good-bye

Daffodil: Chivalry, respect, regard, unrequited love

Daisy: Innocence, loyalty, loveliness, purity

Dandelion: Faithfulness, happiness

Delphinium: Boldness

Fern: Magic, fascination, confidence, shelter

Fir: Time

Flax: Domestic symbol

Forget-me-not: True love, good memories

Forsythia: Anticipation

Freesia: Full of spirit, trust

Gardenia: Joy

Geranium: Comfort

Ginger: Pride

Gladioli: Sincerity, strength of character, flower of the gladiators

Gloxinia: Love at first sight

Heather (lavender): Admiration, solitude

Heather (white): Protection, wishes will come true

Holly: Defense, domestic happiness

Honeysuckle: Happiness

Hyacinth (general): Sincerity

Hyacinth (blue): Constancy

Hyacinth (purple): Sorrow

Hyacinth (red/pink): Play

Hyacinth (white): Loveliness

Hyacinth (yellow): Jealousy

Hydrangea: Perseverance

Iris: Inspiration

Ivy: Wedded love, fidelity, friendship, affection

Jasmine: Grace and elegance

Jonquil: Desire for affection returned

Larkspur: Beautiful spirit

Lavender: Distrust

Lily (calla): Regal beauty

Lily (day): Enthusiasm, emblem for mother (china)

Lily (Eucharis): Charms

Lily (tiger): Wealth, pride

Lily (white): Virginity, purity, majesty

Lily (yellow): I’m walking on air

Lily of the valley: Sweetness, return to happiness, humility

Magnolia: Nobility

Marigold: Jealousy

Monkshood: Beware, a deadly foe is near

Moss: Maternal love, charity

Myrtle: Love, emblem of marriage

Narcissus: Egotism

Nasturtium: Conquest, victory in battle

Oleander: Caution

Orange blossom: Innocence, eternal love, marriage and fruitfulness

Orange mock: Deceit

Orchid (general): Love, beauty, refinement, symbol for many children (china)

Orchid (Cattleya): Mature charm

Palm leaves: Victory, success

Passion flower: Burning passion

Peony: Healing, happy life, happy marriage

Petunia: Resentment, anger

Pine: Hope, pity

Poppy (general): Eternal sleep, consolation, imagination

Poppy (red): Pleasure

Poppy (white): Consolation

Poppy (yellow): Wealth, success

Primrose: Longing

Primrose (evening): Inconstancy

Queen Anne’s lace: Delicate femininity

Ranunculus: Radiance

Rhododendron: Beware

Rose (bridal): Happiness, love

Rose (dark crimson): Mourning

Rose (Hibiscus): Delicate beauty

Rose (leaf): You may hope

Rose (pink): Friendship

Rose (red): Love, ı love you

Rose (tea): I’ll remember always

Rose (thornless): Love at first sight

Rose (white): Innocence and purity

Rose (white and red mixed): Unity, flower emblem of england

Rose (yellow): Decrease of love, jealousy

Rosebud (general): Beauty and youth

Rosebud (moss): Confessions of love

Rosebud (red): Pure and lovely

Rosebud (white): Girlhood

Roses (bouquet of mature blooms): Gratitude

Roses (single full bloom): I love you, ı still love you

Smilax: Loveliness

Snapdragon: Presumption

Spider flower: Run away with me

Star of Bethlehem: Hope

Statice: Success

Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage, desire to travel

Stock: Bonds of affection, you’ll always be beautiful to me

Sunflower: Pride, sunshine, adoration

Sweetpea: Shyness, thank you for a lovely time

Tulip (general): Love, flower emblem of holland

Tulip (pink): Caring

Tulip (purple): Royalty

Tulip (red): Declaration of love

Tulip (variegated): Beautiful eyes

Tulip (white): Forgiveness

Tulip (yellow): Passionate longing

Violet (general): Modesty, faithfulness

Violet (blue): Watchfulness, faithfulness, ı’ll always be true

Violet (white): Adventure, risk taking

Viscaria: Celebration

Wisteria: Welcome, steadfast

Zinnia (magenta): Lasting affection, thoughts of friends

Zinnia (mixed): Thinking (or in memory) of an absent friend

Zinnia (scarlet): Constancy

Zinnia (white): Goodness

Zinnia (yellow): Daily remembrance ... dream it with flowers dream meaning

Letters In Dream

The Letter A

First letter of the alphabet. The corresponding letter of the Greek alphabet is alpha. Alpha and omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, symbolize the beginning and the end and, in the New Testament, Christ. In musical notation, the letter is the symbol of a note in the scale. The symbol can also refer to a blood group, a vitamin, the months August and April, or any word, place, sound or name represented by the letter ‘a’. In education, a grade of A typically represents the highest score that students can achieve.

The Letter B

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘b’. The second in a series. Something shaped like the letter B. The second best or second highest in quality or rank. A mark of‘B’ on a term paper. A written or printed mark representing this note. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this tone. One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. The symbol for the chemical Boron.

The Letter C

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘c’. The third in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘c’. The third best or third highest in quality or rank; a mark of C on a term paper. The first tone in the scale of C major or the third tone in the relative minor scale.

Symbol for the element carbon and the Roman numeral 100. A circled‘c’ represents copyright or ownership.

The Letter D

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘d’. The fourth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘d’. The lowest passing grade given to a student in a school or college. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In Roman numerals, the number 500.

The Letter E

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘e’. The fifth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘e’. In education, a grade that indicates a ‘fail’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. The hypothesized traditional source of those narrative portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to as Elohim, so therefore a word of great power. In weather forecasting and geography, E stands for east, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter F

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘f’. The sixth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘f’. In education, a grade that indicates a ‘fail’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In chemistry, F is the symbol of the element fluorine.

The Letter G

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘g’. The seventh in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘g’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In physics, G stands for the gravitational constant, the force that brings you back to earth.

The Letter H

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘h’. The eighth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘h’. In chemistry, H is the symbol for the element hydrogen.

The Letter I

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘i’. The ninth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘i’. A symbol for the self, the person you are.

The Letter J

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘j’. Symbol of January, June and July or the Jack in a deck of cards. The tenth in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘j’. The hypothesized traditional source of those portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to with the Tetragrammaton rather than as Elohim, therefore a letter of power.

The Letter K

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘k’. The 11th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘k’. In chemistry, K is the symbol for the element potassium. In law, K is a symbol for contract and in baseball for a strikeout.

The Letter L

Any name, word, place or sound presented by the letter‘l’. The 12th in a series. Something shaped like a‘k’. In the movie Men In Black, agent‘L’ (as in ‘elle’, French for‘she’) is the lead female character.

The Letter M

Any name, word, place, or sound represented by the letter‘m’. The 13th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘m’. In information systems, M is often used as the abbreviation for the male sex in personal data records. In calendars, M is often an abbreviation for Monday, or for the months March or May. In French, and some English works by French authors, M. is an abbreviation for Monsieur.

The Letter N

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘n’. The 14th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘n’. In weather forecasting and geography, N stands for north, one of the four cardinal directions. In calendars, N is often an abbreviation for the month November. In chemistry, N is the symbol for nitrogen.

The Letter O

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘o’. The 15th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘o’. One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. Zero or nothing. In chemistry, O is the symbol of the element oxygen, essential for life.

The Letter P

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘p’. Symbol for the smallest unit of the British currency, the penny. The 16th in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘p’. In chess, P is a symbol for the pawn. In chemistry, P is the symbol for phosphorus, something that spontaneously combusts at room temperature.

The Letter Q

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘q’. The 17th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘q’. A hypothetical lost manuscript, consisting largely of sayings of Jesus, that is believed to have been the source of passages in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. In chess, Q is a symbol for the queen. It is also the symbol for a question, as in

The Letter R

Any word, name, place, or sound represented by the letter‘r’. The 18th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘r’. In film, R is a rating given by film classification boards meaning‘restricted’. R is sometimes used as a symbol for river.

The Letter S

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘s’. Symbol of the snake. The 19th in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘s’. In chemistry, S is the symbol of the element sulfur. In weather forecasting and geography, S stands for south, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter T

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘t’. The 20th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘t’. In calendars, T is often an abbreviation for Tuesday or Thursday. In propositional logic, T is the symbol for true.

The Letter U

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘u’. The 21st in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘u’. A grade that indicates an unsatisfactory status. In communication, U is an abbreviation for the word‘you’ in SMS or instant messaging.

The Letter V

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘v’. The 22nd in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘v’. V is for Victory. In computing, V is an operation on a semaphore, used for process synchronization. In grammar, v is an abbreviation for verb or action.

The Letter W

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘w’. The 23rd in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘w’. In weather forecasting and geography, W stands for west, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter X

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘x’. The 24th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘x’. A mark inscribed to represent the signature of someone who is unable to sign their name. An unknown or unnamed factor, thing or person. To delete, cancel, or obliterate with a series of Xs. Often used with the word‘out’. In films, X used to be the rating given to films suitable for an adult-only audience. A symbol for Christ, as in Xmas. In genetics, X denotes the X chromosome and XX denotes female in the XY sex-determination system

The Letter Y

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘y’. The 25th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘y’. In genetics, Y denotes the Y or male chromosome and XY denotes male in the XY sex- determination system. In Internet slang,‘why’ is commonly denoted by Y due to the similarity in pronunciation.

The Letter Z

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘z’. The 26th or last place in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘z’. In cartoons, multiple Zs are slang for sleep. In mathematics, z denotes a complex variable.

... letters in dream dream meaning

Varieties Of Flying Dream

Another way of interpreting flying dreams is that they symbolize your strong mind and will. You feel invincible and nobody can tell you what you cannot do and accomplish. Undoubtedly these dreams leave you with a great sense of freedom.... varieties of flying dream dream meaning

Game Animals

Game animals—notably the deer, rabbit and hare—offer encouragement, and dreamers should view their presence optimistically. The rabbit’s renowned ability to breed offers the promise of fertility in women and virility in men. Hares are closely associated with the moon goddess and they suggest an ability to see the magical in everything. Deer are also viewed as animals of the spirit. Due to the branching nature of their antlers, stags have been linked with the ‘tree of life’, and are thought to impart intuitive wisdom to those who dream of them.... game animals dream meaning

Garden Flowers

In general, cultivated flowers symbolize how we can influence and control our development, whilst wild flowers and weeds symbolize spontaneity and how nature’s abundance comes in all shapes and varieties.

If you were planting flowers in rows in a garden or see formally arranged flowers in a flower bed, this could be suggesting that your life is a little too organized and lacking in spontaneity. Although it could also indicate that your personal life needs putting in order, in general flowers appearing in a dream garden suggest that your life lacks vibrancy and you are too preoccupied with the practical business of earning a living.

A dream of an inviting, flower-filled garden scene may be encouraging your waking self to relax.

If you dreamed that you were lounging lazily in a garden surrounded by flower-filled borders, your unconscious may have been mirroring your sense of satisfaction with your waking life but also may have been encouraging you to take the time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

If the flowers in the garden are dead, wilting or attacked by a worm or grub, this conveys a message of regret and danger.

If flowers are strewn across your garden, your house or even yourself, this suggests that your life contains a great deal of pleasure and fulfillment.

If you were watering or feeding the flowers in the garden or anywhere else in your dream, this suggests that you need to work on a relationship. Did you dream that your garden suddenly became parched and you were rushing to find water to feed the flowers? If this was the case, perhaps a dream like this is implying that you need to pay more attention to those around you, as your close personal relationships— symbolized by the drought-stricken flowers—are in urgent need of nourishment and rejuvenation.

Zodiac signs and flowers

Zodiac Sign Dates Flower
AQUARIUS 20 Jan.-18 Feb. Daffodil and Primrose
PISCES 19 Feb.-20 Mar. Freesia and Cineraria
ARIES 21 Mar.-20 Apr. Tulip and Calceolaria
TAURUS 21 Apr.-20 May Iris and Hydrangea
GEMINI 21 May-20 Jun. Alstromeria and Geranium
CANCER 21 Jun.-21 Jul. Rose and Gloxinia
LEO 22 Jul.-21 Aug. Carnation and Begonia
VIRGO 22 Aug.-22 Sep. Gladiolus and Chrysanthemum
LIBRA 23 Sep.-22 Oct. Dahlia and Cyclamen
SCORPIO 23 Oct.-21 Nov. Gerbera and African Violet
SAGITTARIUS 22 Nov.-20 Dec. Anemone and Azalea
CAPRICORN 21 Dec.-19 Jan. Chrysanthemum and Poinsettia
... garden flowers dream meaning

Ancient Celtic Tree Correspondences At A Glance

Alder: Completeness, spirituality.

Apple: Symbol of living life to the full, focusing mind and heart together positively.

Ash: Prosperity, protection, healing.

Aspen: Intuitive knowledge, understanding.

Beech: Inspires us to let go of old patterns, to see more of the good that is in the world. Also a symbol of narrow-mindedness and sorrow.

Birch: Protection, purification.

Blackthorn: Cleansing and renewal, leading to a sudden, spontaneous flowing of the spirit.

Cherry: Success, productivity.

Dogwood: Clarity, vision.

Elder: Exorcism, prosperity, banishing, healing.

Elm: Mystery, encourages renewed faith in the value of our life’s work.

Fir: Ancient wisdom, regeneration.

Hawthorn: Fertility, prosperity.

Hazel: Manifestation, protection, fertility.

Holly: Protection.

Maple: Luck, strength, family.

Oak: Strength.

Pear: Hope, generosity, inner growth .

Pine: Ancient wisdom, eternal life .

Poplar: Vision, peace.

Rowan: Healing, empowerment.

Willow: Love, healing, protection, fertility.... ancient celtic tree correspondences at a glance dream meaning

Make-up / Greasepaint

Actors use make-up to help convince their audience that they are not themselves, but someone else. In waking life, are you—for good or bad reasons—involved in some kind of deception?... make-up / greasepaint dream meaning

Dream Change In Art

The subject of dreams and change has often been portrayed in art and culture. For example, in his classic novella Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka used this notion of change when Gregor Samsa awakes to find himself transformed into an insect. Surrealist artists, in particular Salvador Dali, used images of dream change to inform their work. For example, Dali’s ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ is based on the myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection.... dream change in art dream meaning

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.... major religions and dream interpretation dream meaning

Do Animals Dream?

It seems that they do, although we can’t know for sure. All we can measure is whether or not they have REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is more or less associated with dreams. All mammals have REM sleep, and that increases the likelihood that they do dream.

Because REM sleep is recognizable in mammals and birds, but not in snakes and other reptiles, scientists think that most warm- blooded animals dream. Studies have monitored the sleep of goats, sheep, cats, dogs, rats, mice, monkeys and apes, and all had dream periods and symptoms; all except the spiny anteater, which seems to be a dream-free mammal.

Watch a sleeping dog or cat sometime, and you can tell if it is dreaming of running after something. Its eyes twitch, sometimes it moves its paws—something could be happening in its dreams.... do animals dream? dream meaning

Boy / Girl

If the child in your dream is a boy, you know the dream is commenting on your feelings about the boy but referring these things to yourself. For example, if the boy is disruptive, it may depict your own desire to cause disruption of some kind in waking life. It may also indicate a male child in waking life who is giving you cause for concern.

If you do not recognize the boy, it suggests that you need to be a little more adventurous and bring excitement to your life. In a man’s dream, an unknown boy can represent new potential and the part of himself he needs to ‘father’ in order to grow and mature. In a woman’s dream, an unknown boy can suggest your developing ability to express your feelings in actions.

If the child in your dream is a girl, this may be a symbol of your spontaneous, vulnerable side trying to emerge, regardless of whether you are male or female. In a man’s dream, it can refer to feelings about a daughter, or emotions and sexual feelings towards the opposite sex in general. In a woman’s dream, the girl can represent a sister or a daughter, but can also represent aspects of the dreamer portrayed by the girl. According to ancient dream oracles, threatening a girl or boy in a dream is an ominous sign that indicates you should take extra care of your health in the weeks ahead.... boy / girl dream meaning

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.... gay relationship dream meaning

Gunfire

Guns are associated with violence, death and war, and to hear a gun in your dream may suggest your unconscious wish for someone to be taken out of your way as they are blocking your progress. A single shot, such as the shot fired by a starter pistol at the beginning of a race, may suggest the pressure you feel if you are under a harsh deadline for completing a project.... gunfire dream meaning

Dream Houses

The front of the house and activities outside the house represent your persona, the face you show to the world, whereas whatever is inside the house reveals your inner life.

If the house is being attacked or burgled, this suggests criticism or social pressure from others.

If the house is burning or falling down, this represents leaving old attitudes behind.

If the house feels cramped and dark, there is a feeling of restriction in waking life, whilst structural faults suggest broken relationships or illness.

If work or repairs are being carried out on the house, perhaps certain relationships are breaking down or health matters need to be attended to.

An impressive big house in dreams suggests that we are conscious of our potential.

If the house is small, the dreamer is perhaps seeking security and freedom from responsibility.

If you were living in a bungalow in your dream, there may be a suggestion that you are living too much on one level, both practically and emotionally.

If there are unfamiliar rooms in a well-known house, this represents unexplored potential.

If other people are in the house, they suggest different aspects of yourself you may feel threatened by, or other people you are involved with, or about to be involved with, in waking life. Going into or out of the house suggests that we may need to decide whether we need to be more introverted or extroverted.

If you go into another person’s house, this suggests that you are getting involved with that person, perhaps being a part of their life.

If you see a loved one move into someone else’s house in your dream, this may be your fear of their infidelity, but it may also reveal a growing distance in your relationship. Planning or altering a house, or building an annexe may refer to a change in your lifestyle or approach to life.

Rows of houses represent other people. According to dream lore, country houses suggest tranquility; building a house, a growth in confidence; a new house, a busy social life; an empty house or moving house, financial worries; a big house, good fortune, and a small house, misfortune.

If you are buying a house in your dreams this may relate to making a decision to change in waking life, or wanting to make some kind of change. Buying a house involves decision making and this points to the importance of clarifying what it is that you want in waking life.

If the house in your dream is an igloo, this is a symbol of security and completeness and, because it is warm on the inside and cold on the outside, it points to differences between what you feel on the inside and you do and say on the outside. In general dreaming about a flat or apartment has the same meaning as dreaming about a house, but the interpretation depends on whether or not you have lived in an apartment or flat before.

If you did, were you living alone in the flat or did you share, and what was this like? This will influence the feelings associated with the image in your dream.... dream houses dream meaning

Crystals, Gemstones And Rocks

Many dream analysts believe that when a specific stone, jewel, mineral, metal or rock is highlighted in your dream, it represents the self or the core, unique part of yourself that is charged with personal significance.

According to Freud, rocks and stones are obvious phallic symbols on account of their hardness. The appearance of rocks, stones and metals in dreams for Jungians, however, has a different interpretation inspired by Jung’s interest in alchemy. Alchemy is the ancient art of transmuting base metals into gold but it is not just about this transformation. It can also be viewed as a system of self- initiation. Jung was amazed to find that the images and operations he encountered in old alchemy texts related strongly to his theories of psychoanalysis and the unconscious. He saw in alchemy a metaphor for the process of individuation or personal transformation, and the morphing and mutating imagery of that process which emerges from the stream of consciousness. For Jungians, therefore, the appearance of rocks, stones, metals and jewels in dreams are potent and powerful symbols of a person’s basic nature, heart and soul, and of their potential for personal transformation. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; PLACES.... crystals, gemstones and rocks dream meaning

Digging / Growing / Watering

Just as the physical earth is made up of past events—the trees and leaves, the plants and creatures that have lived and crumbled into the dust of the soil—so the earth of your dream represents the past on which your present depends and your future is built. Therefore, digging into it will tend to uncover things—most often feelings—you have buried there from your past. The earth is also your mother. It represents the soil, the genetic material, and the background from which you have sprung. It is the womb of the past from which you are born. In other words, it is both the physical material from which things grow as well as the overall environment in which something new can grow.

So if you are digging in your dream, is there something you need to learn about your past? Or is there something you want to find out, a vital piece of information that will complete the picture? If you are uncovering an object or old bones, then you are probably becoming conscious of long buried memories and feelings from your past.

If you are trying to bury something, what are you trying to cover up or hide in waking life? Bear in mind the expressions associated with digging, too. Is someone having a dig at you in waking life? Did your dream reflect your entrenched, firmly held opinions? Or was your unconscious urging you to adopt a more down-to-earth approach? If you are a gardener, you will know that although the earth is the giver of sustenance, security and new life, each life cycle also has an end, so when earth figures in a dream, it may also indicate the end of a phase in life and the beginning of a new one

A dream about digging, watering or feeding the earth may therefore suggest your desire to begin a new phase. It could also depict your fear of unpalatable hidden truths being exposed in waking life. Anything growing from the earth in your dream shows something that has developed from the possibilities of your life, and who you are.

If your dream depicted you planting a seed, try to make a connection with your waking life. The dream seeds may refer to the planting of an intellectual or creative concept that has the potential to grow if placed in fertile ground and cared for. Then again, planting dreams may refer to your thoughts about starting a family. A dream of healthy crops may suggest that your waking ventures or family are flourishing.

If what you are taking from the earth is vegetables or things to eat, these are the fruits of your past efforts, and suggest benefits arising in your life. If, however, the earth in your dream is barren and nothing is growing, this could indicate that you are emotionally and physically exhausted by the demands of waking life.... digging / growing / watering dream meaning

Shaky, Slippery And Solid Ground

A dream of standing on solid ground may mirror your own feelings of groundedness in daily life, but a dream in which the ground gives way under your feet or you have to dodge pitfalls or open manhole covers mirrors your current sense of insecurity in waking life. When the earth opens up in your dream, consider what it is you are afraid of falling into, or what might open up for all to see? If you lose your balance in your dream and fall into a huge pit or hole, are you on the verge of ‘putting your foot in it’ or making a huge blunder (’being wrong footed’) in real life? If you find yourself slipping and stumbling in your dream and are covered in mud, do you feel as if you are making mistakes and your reputation has been dragged through the mud, or have you been the victim of mud-slinging or bad words in the waking world.

Alternatively, do you feel somehow soiled and grubby? If your dream depicted a pig happily rolling in the mud, do you need to take a more down-to-earth approach in waking life? If your dream depicted you being sucked into the ground or into mud, do you feel caught in a situation that is draining you and about which you feel powerless to do anything? Ask yourself who, or what, the mud or sand in the dream may have represented. Is anyone, or anything, in your life dragging you down? Or have you become a prisoner of your own inhibitions, so that you are stuck in the mud?

If you find yourself off the ground in your dream, this may suggest that you are losing connection with your roots of family or culture, or living in a state of mind that does not connect you with everyday reality. This lack of grounding may also be occasionally shown as being on a high building. Finally, if the earth is soft and difficult to walk on, you are probably finding your present life hard to deal with. Negative emotions are bogging you down. But if the earth is dry and firm, then you are feeling on firm ground as far as relationships and creativity are concerned. See also DISASTERS.... shaky, slippery and solid ground dream meaning

Dish / Drink / Food / Glass

In dreams, a dish usually represents food that needs to be eaten now, and thus represents ideas or projects that should be tackled immediately. Jungians often see a drinking glass or wineglass as a symbol of the mythical Holy Grail, offering the dreamer spiritual sustenance. For Freudians, to dream of drinking from a glass expresses sexual desire, as like other receptacles, the glass symbolizes the female genitals. A broken drinking glass can represent loss of virginity. Food and drink are everyday items that regularly feature in dreams. In general, they are regarded as positive signs, but there are so many possible interpretations when food or drink—or eating and drinking—feature in a dream that a whole chapter has been devoted to the subject later on. See FOOD AND DRINK.... dish / drink / food / glass dream meaning

Good And Evil People In Dreams

Now and again your dreaming mind may conjure up powerful images of notoriously evil people to warn you against the destructive effects of negative forces in yourself, or in some aspect of your waking life. These people embody the classic shadow or villain archetype. Similarly, your dreaming mind may come up with images of people celebrated for their incredible compassion and goodness; your unconscious may have chosen such people to inspire and encourage you to find healing within, or to reach out to others with compassion. Such images are typically archetypal symbols of the teacher and healer.

The following list is merely a starting point, being far from comprehensive, but if any of these well-known figures appear in your dreams, try to find out why. They are such vivid and colorful examples of the potential power of good or evil in waking life that their appearance in dreamland should be taken extremely seriously as a powerful message from your unconscious.... good and evil people in dreams dream meaning

Jason And The Golden Fleece

Jason’s voyage to find the Golden Fleece can be interpreted by Jungians in the following way. Jason, the archetypal hero, must slay the dragon guarding the fleece; the dragon represents those dark impulses of his that he has to overcome if he is to attain the spiritual purity symbolized by the fleece. Unfortunately, Jason only defeats the dragon with a magic sleeping potion, leaving his dormant impulses undefeated.... jason and the golden fleece dream meaning

Gun / Knife

Guns are associated with power, aggression and, in some cases, masculine energy and sexuality.

If the gun is a weapon you carry in the dream, it may be a symbol of your personal power but if someone is threatening you with a gun, it may suggest their power over you.

If you are having trouble finding or using a gun in your dream, this may represent your indecision and confusion. Knives represent emotional experiences that are hurtful... gun / knife dream meaning

Jung’s First Dream

Jung himself apparently went through a difficult separation from his mother in early childhood that had repercussions for his social health later in life. Jung’s mother was said to have experienced a depressive illness at this time, which resulted in a separation of several months from Jung when he was three years old. In her absence, Jung was cared for by his aunt but he was troubled by the separation and his anxiety is reflected in the lack of maternal protectiveness in a dream he recalled from this period and published in his autobiographical Memories, Dreams, Reflections. As well as his relationship to his mother, this dream—which occurred when Jung was just three or four years old—reveals much about his family, culture and life, as well as about his relationship with his mother and father.

‘In the dream I was in this meadow. Suddenly I discovered a dark, rectangular, stone-lined hole in the ground. I had never seen it before. I ran forward curiously and peered down into it. Then I saw a stone stairway leading down. Hesitantly and fearfully, I descended. At the bottom was a doorway with a round arch, closed off by a green curtain. It was a big, heavy curtain of worked stuff like brocade, and it looked very sumptuous. Curious to see what might be hidden behind, I pushed it aside. I saw before me in the dim light a rectangular chamber about thirty feet long. The ceiling was arched and of hewn stone. The floor was laid with flagstones, and in the center a red carpet ran from the entrance to a low platform. On this platform stood a wonderfully rich golden throne. I am not certain, but perhaps a red cushion lay on the seat. It was a magnificent throne, a real king’s throne in a fairy tale. Something was standing on it which I thought at first was a tree trunk twelve to fifteen feet high and about one and a half to two feet thick. It was a huge thing, reaching almost to the ceiling. But it was of a curious composition: it was made of skin and naked flesh, and on top there was something like a rounded head with no face and no hair. On the very top of the head was a single eye, gazing motionlessly upward.

It was fairly light in the room, although there were no windows and no apparent source of light. Above the head, however, was an aura of brightness. The thing did not move, yet I had the feeling that it might at any moment crawl off the throne like a worm and creep toward me. I was paralyzed with terror. At that moment I heard from outside and above me my mother’s voice. She called out, “Yes, just look at him.

That is the man-eater!” That intensified my terror still more, and I awoke sweating and scared to death…

Later in his life Jung wrote the following about his reaction to this childhood dream. ‘From then on I always felt mistrustful when the word “love” was spoken. The feeling I associated with “woman” was for a long time of innate unreliability. Father on the other hand meant reliability and powerlessness.’... jung’s first dream dream meaning

Giving And Receiving Flowers

If you dream of sending someone flowers or presenting or receiving flowers or a bouquet, try to identify who the other person in the dream is. It may be someone you admire, love or respect, someone from whom you desire admiration, love or respect, or someone who has more regard for you than you realize. According to dream-lore, to dream that you receive a bouquet of flowers represents respect, approval, admiration and reward.

If you can’t identify the person in your dream, this suggests that your self-esteem needs a boost. A garland of flowers given or received has similar, though more formal, associations.

If you are sending or receiving a wreath of flowers, this may be connected with feelings of guilt, hostility of loss that you need come to terms with.

If you are giving dead flowers in your dream, this represents something you want cut out of your life because you no longer have anything more than dead feelings towards it.... giving and receiving flowers dream meaning

Miscellaneous Groups

Being part of a church congregation in your dream may be in some way connected to your moral attitude. Your mood, attitude and reaction to the service will be important when interpreting the dream.

If you were part of a regiment, orchestra or dance troop in your dream, this suggests a need for more discipline and communicative action in waking life. The people involved may also represent the people with whom you are working in real life. Was everyone in time, marching with purpose or keeping in step? If your dreams take you back to school, college or university reunions, your dream may be suggesting that you are in need of greater intellectual challenge and stimulation in waking life, and that you need to open your mind.

If you were attending a political rally this suggests some anger in your waking life that needs to be worked through.... miscellaneous groups dream meaning

Most Common Dream Images

One very important thing to keep in mind is to interpret symbols within the context of the dream they appear in, rather than piece by piece which would leave too much room for error. There are thousands of symbols, and it depends upon the context of one’s own personal dream as to what they all mean for him/her.

Look at it this way...a dream is like a puzzle, and although there are several pieces that are quickly pieced together because they are so obvious, the puzzle isn’t complete until all the pieces are placed together bit by bit. Then you have the complete picture...until then, you’ll only have disjointed images that don’t add up to anything coherent, and you’ll still be confused.

So please remember that and try not to piecemeal a dream...it needs to be fully interpreted or it will most likely be totally wrong.

Let’s look at some of the more common dream images and what they could mean.

Teeth Falling Out
This is probably the most prevalent dream image that people report. It is disturbing to them because it affects vanity and personal appearance – but only in the dream! a dream about one’s teeth falling out usually symbolizes that the dreamer is having a challenge getting their voice heard, or feelings acknowledged.

This may be referring to their conversations with a particular person such as their significant other, boss, or friend; or can be generalized for people who are shy, to include almost everyone they come in contact with.

The dreamer needs to brush up on conversational skills, believe in the value of their own opinion, and learn how to be less intimidated by aggressive people, and become more assertive and make their voice heard. Once they do that, this dream (which is a common recurring dream) should evolve & show improvement...or disappear altogether.

Another theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you. Sadly, we live in a world where good looks are valued highly and your teeth play an important role in conveying that image. Teeth are used in the game of flirtations, whether it is a dazzling and gleaming smile or affectionate necking. These dreams may stem from a fear of your sexual impotence or the consequences of getting old. Teeth are an important feature of our attractiveness and presentation to others. Everybody worries about how they appear to others. Caring about our appearance is natural and healthy.

There are cultural interpretations of this type of dream as well. A scriptural interpretation for bad or falling teeth indicate that you are putting your faith, trust, and beliefs in what man thinks rather than in the word of God. The bible says that God speaks once, yea twice in a dream or a vision in order to hide pride from us, to keep us back from the pit, to open our ears (spiritually) and to instruct and correct us.

In the Greek culture, when you dream about loose, rotten, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death.

According to the Chinese, there is a saying that your teeth will fall out if you are telling lies.

It has also been said that if you dream of your teeth falling out, then it symbolizes money. This is based on the old tooth fairy story. If you lose a tooth and leave it under the pillow, a tooth fairy would bring you money.

Flying
Dreams about flying usually represent freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental & spiritual bodies to experience our dreams. It’s one of the first things people attempt to do when they gain control of their dreams and start lucid dreaming.

Everybody seems to have a natural inclination to want to fly, unless that is changed by a fear of flying due to a frightening incident in their waking lives. Flying = freedom; either a desire for freedom, an “escape” from restraints in your physical life (like a mini-vacation for the mind) or any number of possibilities.

Tie it in with the context of your dream...what were you doing in your dream besides flying? How did it make you feel? Also, the type of flying here is the person flying on their own without an airplane or any aircraft at all. That would be a different symbol dealing with spiritual awareness, among other things.

Flying dreams fall under a category of dreams where you become aware that you are dreaming, known as lucid dreaming. Many dreamers have described the ability to fly in their dreams as an exhilarating, joyful, and liberating experience.

If you are flying with ease and enjoying the scene and landscape below, then it suggests that you are on top of a situation. You have risen above something. It may also mean that you have gained a different perspective on things. Flying dreams and the ability to control your flight is representative of your own personal sense of power.

Having difficulties staying in flight indicates a lack of power in controlling your own circumstances. You may be struggling to stay aloft and stay on course. Things like power lines, trees, or mountains may further obstruct your flight. These barriers represent a particular obstacle or person who is standing in your way in your waking life. You need to identify who or what is hindering you from moving forward.

If you are feeling fear when you are flying or that you feel that you are flying too high then it suggests that you are afraid of challenges and of success.

In reality, we do not have the ability to fly. Thus such dreams may represent that which is beyond our physical limitations. In your mind, you can be anybody and do anything. Another way of interpreting flying dreams is that these dreams symbolize your strong mind and will. You feel undefeatable and nobody can tell you what you cannot do and accomplish. Undoubtedly these dreams leave you a great sense of freedom.

Being Caught In A Tornado
This symbol points to emotional turmoil, as in a “whirlwind of emotions”; and/or rapid or sudden changes in your life. It is a sign to “get a grip” on what is possibly spinning out of control & deal more effectively with your emotions. Meditation and finding some private “think time” for yourself would be a good idea.

Being Naked
Dreaming that you are completely or partially naked is very common. Nudity symbolizes a variety of things depending on your real life situation.

Becoming mortified at the realization that you are walking around naked in public is often a reflection of your vulnerability or shamefulness. You may be hiding something and are afraid that others can nevertheless see right through you. Metaphorically clothes are a means of concealment. With clothes, you can hide your identity or be someone else. But without them, everything is hanging out for all to see. You are left without any defenses.

The dream may telling you that you are trying to be something that you really are not. Or that you are fearful of being ridiculed and disgraced. If you are in a new relationship, you may have some fears or apprehension in revealing your true feelings.

Nudity also symbolizes being caught off guard.

Finding yourself naked at work or in a classroom, suggests that you are unprepared for a project at work or school. You may be uninformed in making a well-formed decision. With all eyes on you, you have this fear of having some deed brought to public attention. You fear that people will see through your true self and you will be exposed as a fraud or a phony.

Many times, when you realize that you are naked in your dream, no one else seems to notice. Everyone else in the dream is going about their business without giving a second look at your nakedness. This implies that your fears are unfounded; no one will notice except you. You may be magnifying the situation and making an issue of nothing. On the other hand, such dreams may mean your desire (or failure) to get noticed.

For a small percentage of you, dreaming that you are proud of your nakedness and show no embarrassment or shame, then it symbolizes your unrestricted freedom. You have nothing to hide and are proud of who you are. The dream is about a new sense of honesty, openness, and a carefree nature.

Being Chased
Chase dreams often stem from feelings of anxiety in your walking life. The way we respond to anxiety and pressure in real life is typically manifested as a chase dream. Running is an instinctive response to physical threats in our environment.

Often in these dream scenarios, you are being pursued by some attacker, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. You are running away, hiding, or trying to outwit your pursuer.

Chase dreams may represent your way of coping with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it. Ask yourself who is the one chasing you and you may gain some understanding and insight on the source of your fears and pressure.

The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent a part of yourself. Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can assume the appearance of threatening figure. You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser.

Next time you have a chase dream, turn around and confront your pursuer. Ask them why they are chasin you.

One may be consumed by their own anger, jealousy, love, or self-destructive behavior. For example, you may be drinking too much or exhibiting open hostility toward others around you. You may subconsciously be threatened by these actions which have been jeopardizing your relationships and/or career. Your dreams are a way of calling attention to these self-destructive actions.

A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked. Such dreams are more common among women than men, who may feel physically vulnerable in the urban environment. These dreams are inspired by fears of violence and sexual assault in which we are so over-exposed from the media. The violence that the media portrays magnifies our fears and how at risk we all are.

Falling
Falling dreams are another theme that is quite common in the world of dreams. As we said earlier, contrary to a popular myth, you will not actually die if you do not wake up before your hit the ground during a fall.

As with most common dream themes, falling is an indication of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties. You are feeling overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in your waking life.

This may reflect the way you feel in your relationship or in your work environment. You have lost your foothold and can not hang on or keep up with the hustle and bustle of daily life. When you fall, there is nothing that you can hold on to. You more or less are forced toward this downward motion without any control. This loss of control may parallel a waking situation in your life.

Falling dreams also often reflect a sense of failure or inferiority in some circumstance or situation. It may be the fear of failing in your job/school, loss of status, or failure in love. You feel shameful and lack a sense of pride. You are unable to keep up with the status quo or that you don’t measure up.

According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse. You may be lacking indiscretion.

Falling dreams typically occur during the first stage of sleep. Dreams in this stage are often accompanied by muscle spasms of the arms, legs, and the whole body. These sudden contractions, also known as myclonic jerks. Sometimes when we have these falling dreams, we feel our whole body jerk or twitch and we awaken from this jerk. It is thought that this jerking action is part of an arousal mechanism that allows the sleeper to awaken and become quickly alert and responsive to possible threats in the environment.

According to biblical interpretations, dreams about falling have a negative overtone and suggest that man is acting and walking according to his own way of thinking and not those of the Lord.

Taking An Exam or Test
To dream that you are taking an exam indicates that you are being put to the test or being scrutinized in some way. Such dreams highlight your feelings of being anxious and agitated. You may find that you cannot answer any of the questions on the test or that the test is in some foreign language.

Is time running out and you find that you can not complete the exam in the allowed time? Or are you late to the exam? Does your pencil keep breaking during the exam? Such factors contribute to you failing this test.

These dreams usually have to do with your self- esteem and confidence or your lack of. You are worried that you are not making the grade and measuring up to other people’s expectations of you. You may also experience the fear of not being accepted, not being prepared, or not being good enough. You feel nervous, insecure and tend to believe the worst about yourself.

These dreams also suggest that you may feel unprepared for a challenge. Rarely, are these dreams about the content of the test, but rather the process and how you are feeling during the exam taking process. Generally, you feel distressed and frustrated. These feelings may parallel how you are feeling in a particular challenge or situation in your waking like.

Dreams of this nature are also an indication that you are being judged and this dream is a signal for you to examine an aspect of yourself that you may have been neglecting and need to pay attention to. You may harbor some guilt because of your neglect in preparation for a school exam, meeting, business project, or some challenge. Most of the time people who have such dreams are unlikely to fail a test in real life. This dream goes back to their fear and own anxiety that they may not meet other’s standards of them. They are afraid to let others down.

Now let’s look at some specific symbols that appear in dreams and what they might mean.... most common dream images dream meaning

Dream Types

“I can never decide whether my dreams are a result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams. It is very queer. But my dreams make conclusions for me. They decide things finally. I dream a decision.”
D. H. Lawrence

Just as there are different types of music—classical, rock, jazz—there are different kinds of dreams. Although different types of dream can blend and merge, modern dream researchers tend to break dream types into the following categories:

AMPLIFYING DREAMS
These can exaggerate certain situations or life attitudes in order to point them out sharply for the dreamer. For example, someone who is very shy may dream that they have become invisible.

ANTICIPATING DREAMSThese are dreams that may alert us to possible outcomes in situations in our waking life; for example, passing or failing an exam.

CATHARTIC DREAMS
Such dreams evoke extremely emotional reactions, when the unconscious is urging us to relieve pent-up feelings we may feel unable to express in waking life. For example, you may find yourself bursting into tears on a packed commuter train in your dreams, or you might punch your irritating neighbor or tell your boss exactly what you think of him or her.

CONTRARY OR COMPENSATORY DREAMS
In these types of dreams, the unconscious places the dreaming self in a totally different situation to the one we find ourselves in waking life. For example, if your day has been filled with unhappiness and stress due to the death of a loved one or the end of a relationship, you may dream of yourself spending a carefree, happy day by the seaside. Your unconscious may also give you personality traits that you haven’t expressed in waking life. For example, if you hate being the center of attention you may dream about being a celebrity. Such dreams are thought to provide necessary balance and may also be suggesting to you that you try incorporating some of the characteristics that your dream underlined in your waking life.

DAILY PROCESSING DREAMS
Also known as factual dreams, daily processing dreams are dreams in which you go over and over things that happened during the day, especially those that were repetitive or forced you to concentrate for long periods; dreaming about a long journey or a tough work assignment, for example. These kinds of dreams don’t tend to be laden with meaning, and most dream theorists think of them as bits and pieces of information your brain is processing.

DREAMS OF CHILDHOOD
Dreaming about your childhood may reflect a childhood dynamic which hasn’t been worked out yet and requires a resolution.

FALSE AWAKENING
It is thought that many reported sightings of ghosts are caused by false awakening, which occurs when you are actually asleep but are convinced in your dream state that you are awake. This is the kind of vivid dream in which you wake up convinced that what happened in your dream really happened.

INCUBATED DREAMS
This is when you set your conscious mind on experiencing a particular kind of dream. For example, you may incubate a dream of a loved one by concentrating on visualizing your loved one’s face before you sleep, or you may ask for a dream to answer your problems immediately before going to sleep. The theory is that your unconscious responds to the suggestion.

INSPIRATIONAL DREAMS
Many great works of art, music, literature have allegedly been inspired by dreams, when the unconscious brings a creative idea to the fore. For example, English poet and artist William Blake said that his work was inspired by the visions in his dreams. One night in 1816, Mary Shelley, her husband and a group of friends were challenged to write a ghost story. That night Mary Shelley dreamed of a creature that would later become the monster created by Dr Frankenstein in her yet-to-be-written novel.

LUCID DREAMS
These occur when you become aware that you are dreaming when you are dreaming. It takes time and practice to stop yourself waking up, but it is possible to learn how to become a lucid dreamer and control the course of your dreams.

MUTUAL DREAMS
When two people dream the same dream. Such dreams can be spontaneous or incubated, when two people who are close decide on a dream location together and imagine themselves meeting up before going to sleep.

NIGHTMARES
Dreams that terrify us or cause distress in some way by waking us up before the situation has resolved. Nightmares occur during REM sleep and typically arise when a person is feeling anxious or helpless in waking life. Once the dreamer has recognized what is triggering this kind of dream, and worked through any unresolved fears and anxieties, nightmares tend to cease.

NIGHT TERRORS
These are similar to nightmares, but because they occur in deep sleep (stage four) we rarely remember what terrified us, although we may be left with a lingering feeling of unexplained dread.

OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES
Also known as astral travel or projection, out-of-body experiences are thought to occur at times of physical and emotional trauma. Researchers tend to dismiss the idea but those that experience such dreams say that their mind, consciousness or spirit leaves their body and travels through time and space.

PAST-LIFE DREAMS
If you dream of being in a historical setting some believe this is evidence of past-life recall, although most dream theorists dismiss the existence of past-life or far-memory dreams, or genetic dreams when you assume the identity of an ancestor.

PHYSIOLOGICAL DREAMS
These dreams reflect the state of your body, so, for example, if you have an upset stomach, you may dream that you are being violently sick. These dreams may highlight the progress of serious physical conditions or in some cases predict the onset of them.

PRECOGNITIVE DREAMS
Most dream researchers dismiss these dreams but precognitive dreams are thought to predict real-life events of which the dreamer has no conscious awareness. These dreams tend to happen to people with psychic abilities. They are extremely rare but there have been many instances when people claim to have dreamt of things before they happened. For example, many people reported dreaming about 9/11 before it occurred. Other people tell of cancelling trains or flights because of a foreboding dream. There are also reports of people who dreamt the winning numbers of the lottery.

PROBLEM-SOLVING DREAMS
These occur when you have gone to bed mulling over a problem and found the answer in your dreams. This could be because your unconscious has already solved the dream and sleeping on it gives your unconscious a chance to express itself. Many famous inventions were allegedly prompted by a dream. For example, Scottish engineer and inventor of the steam engine James Watt (1736- 1819) dreamed of molten metal falling from the sky in the shape of balls. This dream gave him the idea for drop cooling and ball-bearings. The model of the atom, the M9 analogue computer, the isolation of insulin in the treatment of diabetes, and, as we have seen, the sewing machine, were also ideas that sprung from inspiration in dreams.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DREAMS
These are dreams that bring things we would rather not think about to our attention. They make us face an aspect of ourselves or our life that might be hindering our progress. They are often about our fears, anxieties, resentment, guilt and insecurities. For example, if you dream of yourself running around and around on the wheel of a cage unable to stop, this could suggest that in your waking life you are taking on too much and not giving yourself enough time to relax.

RECURRING DREAMS
Dreams that reoccur typically happen when the dreamer is worried about a situation that isn’t resolving itself in waking life. When the trigger in waking life is dealt with the dreams usually end. Recurring dreams can also occur when a person is suffering from some kind of phobia or trauma that has been repressed or not resolved. If this is the case the unconscious is urging the dreamer to consciously receive and acknowledge the issue and deal with it.

SEXUAL DREAMS
In dreams, sex can reflect the archetypal pattern which underlies the waking sex life or may represent a hoped-for reunion with another part of ourselves into a whole.

TELEPATHIC DREAMS
This is the kind of dream when someone you know appears in your dream in acute distress and you later learn that that person was experiencing a real-life crisis at the time, such as extreme unhappiness, an accident or even death. It is thought that telepathic dreams are a meeting of minds between two people who are close to each other emotionally.

VIGILANT DREAMS
These are processing dreams that involve your senses. For example, if your mobile rings or a picture falls to the ground while you are asleep, the sound may be incorporated into your dream but appear as something else, such as a police siren or a broken window. The smell of flowers in your room may also become a garden scene in your dreams.

WISH-FULFILLMENT DREAMS
These are the kind of dreams in which we quite literally live the dream; we might win the lottery, date a celebrity, ooze charisma or simply go on a long holiday. In these kinds of dreams our unconscious is trying to compensate for disappointment or dissatisfaction with our current circumstances in waking life.... dream types dream meaning

Be A Dream Explorer

From time immemorial, people have used dreams in ways that benefited their waking lives. The more you learn to interact with your dream world, the more you integrate your total personality. Truly, this is a realm of magic and mystery, but one well worth exploring. Those who go fearlessly into the caverns of the night can return with untold treasure—and, intrepid explorers all, discover new territory in the vast, as-yet-unexplored continent of the human mind.... be a dream explorer dream meaning

Why Do We Dream? Physiology Of Dreams

“Everything serious comes to us at night.”
CICERO

What happens when we sleep?

Why do we sleep? The answer is not as simple as it seems. We sleep so that our body can rest, we think at first. However, science has not been able to prove concretely that sleep is necessary for physical recuperation of the body. Experiments performed on rats have proven that when deprived of sleep, these animals die.

But human nature is not as simple as that of rats. Everyone knows people who barely sleep. The most extreme case, published in some scientific magazines, is that of a man who claims not to have slept since contracting a serious illness. In a similar vein, some individuals with a highly developed spirituality are able to remain conscious all night. We’re not referring to a student during exam time drinking coffee or taking stimulants to stay awake more than twenty-four hours straight. We’re talking about people who can achieve advanced levels of relaxation through deep meditation.

It is known that anxiety and lack of concentration increase considerably after a night or two without sleep. One theory related to sleep affirms that we sleep to conserve energy. However, another suggests that we rest to conserve our food stores, since when we lose consciousness, we repress the hunger mechanism.


How much do we sleep?

Sleep at different ages

In the course of his life, a person has, on average, 300,000 dreams. As we age, both the time we spend sleeping and the time we spend dreaming decrease gradually.

Newborns sleep almost all day, alternating hours of sleep with short spells of wakefulness. By one year of age, they sleep fewer sessions but for longer in total: they have cycles of 90 minutes of sleep followed by another 90 minutes of waking time. Gradually, the child will sleep more at night and less during the day. By 9 years of age, most need between 9 and 12 hours of sleep a day.

The average for an adult is between 7 and 8.5 hours. But after age 70, we return to the sleep phases of childhood and sleep fewer hours continuously.

There are arguments that even claim we have slept since ancient times in order to appear a less tasty snack for nocturnal predators (when we sleep, our body looks like a corpse).

There are theories to suit everyone, but we shouldn’t forget the fundamental: for almost all of us, sleeping is a relaxing and pleasant experience that lasts between six and eight hours each night, an experience that is utterly necessary to “recharge the batteries” of our bodies.

It’s no coincidence that we choose nighttime to sleep. In the darkness our vision is reduced, the world becomes strange, and as a result, our imagination runs wild. Our minds remain occupied with images (that is, dreams). At night, our eyes don’t work, but we have a need to create images. If for some reason we are deprived of sleep, the following nights our dream production increases, since we spend more time in the REM phase (the period of sleep when oneiric thoughts are most active). Therefore it seems evident that we need dreams to live.

Some ancient civilizations believed that dreaming served, more than anything, to be able to dream. They were convinced that oneiric activity wasn’t the result of sleeping, but rather the reason for it. Some scientists, however, don’t share the theories of our ancestors when it comes to the reason behind our dreams.

There is a scientific school of thought that asserts that oneiric thoughts are simply a neurophysiological activity that comes with sleep. According to this theory, when we sleep we generate spontaneous signals that stimulate the sensory channels in the mind. The brain transforms these signals into visual images and induces the dreamer to believe that he is living real experiences.

Up to that point, perfect. But, why do dreams have such an interesting narrative? Why do they so often express metaphoric language? Why do they narrate stories that directly affect us? There is no concrete or scientific answer to these questions.

Percentages of REM sleep

Cold-blooded animals never dream; the cold temperatures at night cause them to hibernate and all their vital functions, including the brain, slow down. Only when the sun comes out or the temperature rises to an acceptable level do they recuperate all vital functions. The only cold-blooded animal that has shown signs of dreaming is the chameleon.

On the other hand, we know all warm-blooded animals dream, since REM-phase activity has been detected in all of them. Birds dream only about 0.5% of the time they spend asleep, while humans dream up to 20% of the time. There are exceptional cases, such as that of the Australian platypus, that never dream.

Other theories suggest that dreams serve to eliminate unnecessary facts from memory, since we can’t store everything that happens every day. According to this thesis, at night we erase the “archives” we don’t need, just like a computer. The sleeping mind tests the process of erasing in the form of dreams, which would explain why they’re so difficult to remember. There are obvious limitations to this theory if you keep in mind that, occasionally, oneiric thoughts work creatively (they go beyond the information that we give them). These don’t have much to do with the merely “hygienic” function that the aforementioned scientific community claims. Often, dreams don’t eliminate the useless leftovers of daily experiences. Quite the opposite: they give them a surprising new shape, so when we wake up, we can reflect more deeply on their meaning.

The phases of sleep

Even though we don’t realize it, when we sleep at night we pass through four different phases of sleep. Each phase is distinguished by the deepness of sleep. That is, when we are in phase 1, it is a fairly light sleep; during phase 4, we reach maximum intensity.

When we go to sleep, we enter a period in which we gradually pull away from the exterior world. Little by little, our sleep deepens until finally (phase 4) our breathing slows and becomes regular, our cardiac rhythm slows down, and our body temperature decreases. Therefore the body’s metabolism also reduces its activity.

More or less an hour after falling asleep, your body has already gone through the four phases. At this point you begin to go back through the levels until you return to phase 1. This brings along an increase in respiratory and cardiac rhythm. Parallel to this, brain waves once again start to register an activity close to that of consciousness. You are therefore in a moment of transition, demonstrated by the fact that at this point the body tends to change position.

All signs indicate that any noise might wake us. But that’s not the case: since your muscle tone has been reduced, this is actually the moment when it’s most difficult to regain consciousness. At the same time, your eyes begin to move behind your eyelids (up and down and side to side). This ocular phenomenon, which anyone can observe easily, is known as the REM phases, which stands for “rapid eye movement.”

Certain areas of the brain are associated with different functions and human skills, translating external sensory stimuli into a well-organized picture of the world. In dreams, those same stimuli produce different reactions. If a sleeping person hears a sound or touches something repulsive, those stimuli will probably be integrated into their dream before they wake up.

The REM phase

The REM phase is particularly important for those interested in dreams. All studies indicate that during this brief spell (from five to ten minutes) we typically experience the most intense oneiric activity. Some of these studies, done in a sleep laboratory, have observed that eight out of ten individuals relate very vivid dreams when woken up right at the end of the REM phase. These periods alternate at night with what we could call non-REM phases, that is, periods when no ocular movement is registered.

How many times do we reach a REM stage at night? It is estimated that each cycle is repeated four to seven times. As the hours pass, each phase gets longer. This way, the final REM stage might last twenty to forty minutes. On average, an adult enjoys an hour and a half of REM sleep each night, although for older individuals it may be less than an hour and a quarter. Babies, on the other hand, remain in the REM phase for 60 percent of the time they spend asleep.

In any case, let’s make this clear: not all dreams are produced during this period. It has also been demonstrated that humans generate images in other stages. However, these are dreams of a different quality, since during the non-REM phases, our oneiric activity tends to generate only undefined thoughts, vague sensations, etc. Nothing close to the emotional content that characterizes dreams produced in the REM phase.

The oneiric images produced in the most intense phase (REM) are more difficult to remember. One method to remember them consists of waking up just after each REM phase.

As we’ve commented already, those who wish to read their dreams have to first do the work of remembering them. If we want this work to be 100 percent effective, we can use a method that, although uncomfortable, almost never fails: wake up just after every REM phase. If you want to try this method, set your alarm (without music or radio) to go off four, five, six, or seven and a half hours after falling asleep. You can be sure that if you wake up just after one of the REM phases you go through each night, you will enjoy vivid memories.

This is the process used in sleep laboratories, where oneiric activity is studied through encephalographic registry of electrical brain activity.

The people in the study—who are volunteers—sleep connected to machines that register their physiological reactions (brain waves, cardiac rhythm, blood pressure, muscle activity, eye movement, etc).

At certain points during the night, these reactions indicate that, if you wake them, they will be able to tell you what they dreamed. This is because the phase that produces the most intense dreams (REM) is characterized by a physical reaction easily observed: the rapid movement of the eyes of the dreamer.

With this method, sleep laboratories can collect proof of precisely

when subjects are dreaming. And given that oneiric images are difficult to remember, the lab techniques have been a great advance in dream research. Some experts assert that thanks to the scientific advances of the second half of the twentieth century, we have learned more about sleep processes in the last fifty years than in all the history of humanity.

What do we dream?

A wide study done in France on the subject of dreams produced these results:

  • Relationships with partners (18%)
  • Home, especially that of our childhood (15%) -Aggressors, thieves, being chased, etc. (10%)
  • Missing the train; embarrassing baggage (8%) -Water, wells, tunnels; traffic accidents (6%) -Forgotten children or babies (5%)
  • Snakes, fires, stairs (5%)
  • Negative animals: spiders, cockroaches, rats, etc. (4%) -Clothing or lack of clothing; nakedness (3%)
  • Losing teeth or other alarming situations (2%)

Hypnagogic images: between waking and sleep

As we’ve seen, throughout the night our sleep is divided into four distinct phases. But what happens just before we sink into the first phase? Are we still awake? Not exactly. In the moments when our mind decides between wakefulness and sleep, we begin to lose contact with the world around us, without the characteristic physiological changes of sleep.

This intermediate point has been called the “hypnagogic state” by psychologists. This is a period when, despite the fact that we’re not asleep, our brains generate images that can sometimes be very beautiful. In some ways, these images rival those found in our dreams.

Hypnagogic images of great visual beauty evaporate like bubbles when we wake up and are barely remembered.

However, the hypnagogic state cannot be considered a truly oneiric state. Among other reasons, the scenes produced in this phase are unrelated to the episodes with a more or less coherent plot that characterize dreams.

In the hypnagogic state we produce unrelated images that hardly connect to each other and that, unlike dreams, are not linked to our daily experiences. This phenomenon occurs not only before sleeping but also in the moments before waking up, when we are not yet conscious enough to be aware of them.

Sometimes, before falling asleep we also experience a curious sensation of floating or flying, or we may see very sharp scenes, with a clarity comparable to that of real visual experiences. These types of images, like dreams, evaporate like bubbles when we wake up and we barely remember them, which is a shame because their beauty slips from our minds. In any case, unlike oneiric thoughts, the hypnagogic state is little use for understanding the messages our subconscious wants to send us, and we should value it more for its beauty than its transcendental content.

Salvador Dali, painter of dreams.

To remember them you must not lose consciousness during the apparition. That is, you must observe the process of the hypnagogic state without falling asleep. It seems simple but it is not, because you must submerge yourself in sleep while the mind remains aware of the events happening in its interior. With a little luck, we can see some of the marvelous “paintings” of our private museum.

The surrealist artists of the 20s and 30s knew all about this. This is how Salvador Dali, fervent lover of hypnagogic scenes, turned to what is known as “the monk’s sleep.” He went to bed with a large iron key in his hand. With the first dream, the key would fall to the floor and he would wake up suddenly. In his mind he recorded the hypnagogic images he would later transfer to the canvas in his masterful style.

The seven “chakras,” or centers of subtle energy in the ayurvedic hindu medicine (1).
The nadis according to Tibetan tradition (2).
The meridians of traditional Chinese medicine (3).

If you have difficulty retaining the hypnagogic state, try centering your attention on a concrete point. For example the “third eye” of the yogis (that is, between your eyes), in the area of the heart, or in the top of the head. These three positions are, according to the philosophy of yoga, the centers of subtle rather than physical energy in the human body. You need a place to direct the mind. Another trick to hold attention without effort is to think abstractly about the name of the object you wish to see. This doesn’t mean you have to “create” the images; you just have to induce its appearance during the hypnagogic state. Entering through meditation is also very useful and beneficial.

Sometimes, the hypnagogic scenes are not as pleasant as we would like, but we must confront them in order to strengthen our ability for self-control. If they persist, try following the previous advice. Think abstractly about the name of what you want to see, resisting the temptation to construct it in a certain way from the conscious mind.

The main advantage of the hypnagogic state is that it brings us progressively closer to our deep Self . . . and all that helps to understand and better benefit from dreams.

The same subject can have very different meanings depending on the circumstances and personal situation of the dreamer.... why do we dream? physiology of dreams dream meaning

Dream Group

Whilst individual dream work is rewarding and necessary to the growth of your understanding of dreams, you can sometimes overlook or be bewildered by certain aspects of your dreams. These are the natural limitations imposed by your blindspots, or over-involvement with the dream itself. These blindspots are those of your beliefs and values that are held as unchangeable; the over-involvement with the dream occurs when your emotional reaction to the dream or the dream images is still fresh enough that the necessary perspective one needs for some of the dreamwork can be missing. Other people can usually avoid these limitations because they are not directly connected to the dream material. They approach the dream with fresh eyes and ears, and with sufficient difference in life experience that they can provide the distance necessary for an accurate interpretation.

In short—even when using this encyclopedia—you may find that you get stuck every now and again when interpreting your dreams.

If this happens, you may want to share your dreams with a dream partner. Another approach would be to join a dream group that meets weekly or monthly.

Most of us have dream partners, and we don’t even know it.

Friends, partners, co-workers: all of them have probably heard us say at one time or another:‘I had the strangest dream last night!’ Such interaction is normal, and can be helpful and insightful; there can be problems, however, especially if your dream partner appears in an unfavorable light in your dream, or disturbing images appear in your dream that might make for uncomfortable listening

A dream group is a group of people who meet on a regular basis to share and help each another understand the meaning of their dreams. A group may consist of two or up to twelve members, although from five to seven individuals in this type of group works very well. Some are professionally facilitated or led by a well-experienced dreamworker; others are leaderless or egalitarian. Some‘organizers’ of the group charge a fee for participation; others don’t.

Each group has its own unique ethics and procedures, often based on those processes developed for doing dream group work over the past few decades. One of the most popular is Dr Montague Ullman’s‘If it were my dream’ technique, or variations on that theme.

Most groups don’t try to mimic the dream analysis or interpretation that would take place in a therapeutic situation; the intent is rather to provide a safe environment in which to allow a dreamer to be respectfully heard and questioned, respectfully listening to the dreamer, questioning them and ultimately helping them to come to a better understanding of what their dream is communicating.

Sharing dreams with a partner or with a group can be beneficial to everyone. But when you are dealing with something of such a personal nature, there have to be guidelines:

Everyone has to remember that dream sharing is NOT therapy.

No matter how tempting, do not interpret anyone else’s dream for them. All you will be doing is reflecting your own feelings about the dream.

Respect the dreamer’s experience of the dream, no matter how much you may personally disagree.

For the partnership or group’s work to be successful, the dreamers must feel comfortable enough to express as much (or as little) of their emotions as they want. Remember that the dreamer is vulnerable, and go to all lengths to ensure confidentiality.

Treat the dreamer with gentleness. When the dreamer wants to stop a discussion, they must be able to without feeling an excuse is necessary. Never pressure a dreamer to talk, no matter how helpful you may think it would be.... dream group dream meaning

Good Deeds

Positive experiences are usually less common in dreams than negative experiences; but when they do appear, their purpose is to compensate, inspire, encourage and motivate.

According to Jung, dreams are a compensation for what is going on in daily life. They can serve as a positive or negative compensation. In this way they attempt to balance the psyche. For example, if you experience unhappiness in daily life, you may have a positive, uplifting dream of happiness and contentment. There may also be an element of wish-fulfillment. For example, if you are in financial trouble in your waking life, you may have an exciting dream about winning the lottery.

As well as serving a compensatory or wish-fulfillment function, your dreaming mind may conjure up images of courage, bravery or tenderness in dreams to highlight the need for you to be equally courageous, brave or tender in your waking life. Dreams that feature kindness, love, goodness and purity also highlight qualities that you might want to consider nurturing within yourself.

And if you see yourself acting like a saint or a hero in your dreams, the message may be that if you follow the example set in your dream you may find a way to overcome obstacles that are holding you back so you can move forward in certain areas of your life. See alsoBAD DEEDS; FAMILY; RELATIONSHIPS; SEX.... good deeds dream meaning

A Brief Dictionary Of Dreams From The Kabbalah

ABYSS
Danger related to an intense emotional situation. You should be cautious when interacting with others in very emotional circumstances.

ACADEMY
Denotes knowledge, especially of a philosophical and metaphysical nature. Intensive study will favor the dreamer.

ANGEL
An elevated characteristic, like friendliness, compassion, or An elevated characteristic, like friendliness, compassion, or healing, is found in the dreamer’s life. A direct encounter with an angel indicates that you should strengthen said quality.

ARM
Strength and great achievement. The dreamer has power in a particular situation. If the arm appears wounded, it symbolizes that this power grows weaker.

BABY
Something is born, possibly a relationship.

BRIDGE
Transition from one situation or point of view to another. The dreamer is experiencing a positive change in his life and attitude.

BRIGHT STAR
Divinity. Proximity of favorable events and good luck.

BLINDNESS
The dreamer cannot, or does not want to, see the truth about a part of their life. Dreams in which you are surrounded by darkness have the same meaning.

BOOK OR PARCHMENT
Knowledge is near.

CANDLE
It is the human soul. A candle that burns represents a strong soul; one that is dying little by little indicates a weakness of character.

CAVE
A place to take refuge from a threatening or stressful situation.

CHILD
Represents innocence and ingenuity, the desire to learn which benefits intellectual development. Sign of the importance the dreamer places on this virtue.

COFFIN, TOMB, OR CEMETERY
Something has died in the dreamer’s life. Everything will be fine if you accept it and move forward strongly.

COMET
A great change is coming in the life of the dreamer. It will be beneficial, but could bring a sudden loss of something, a disruption, or an unexpected turn.

CORPSE
Something has died and is rotting in your life. You should determine what it is and act immediately to “bury” it.

CLIMBING
The dreamer is searching for greater satisfaction from life. This image is very positive and signifies inner growth and advancement.

CRUISE
Higher spiritual growth and transformation. If the ship moves quietly over calm waters, the dreamer will find little stress in their life. If the waves are rough, on the other hand, it foretells tensions.

CUP or CHALICE
Divine blessing; very positive if it is gold or silver. If it is broken, it means the blessing will be rejected.

DANCING
Happiness and fun in the dreamer’s life.

DAGGER or WEAPON
Personal violence. Denotes that the dreamer is furious and holds feelings of aggressiveness inside.

DAWN, SUNRISE
A new start, either in a relationship or a job.

DAWN, SUNRISE
A new start, either in a relationship or a job.

DEAFNESS
The dreamer is ignoring the good advice of a friend or loved one. Indicates that you don’t want to hear a truth you are being told in real life.

DEMON
Symbolizes the lower passions such as jealousy, resentment, or vengeance. The dreamer should remove these from their life as soon as possible.

DESERT
Spiritual aridity in some aspect of the dreamer’s life. A way of avoiding it is to find a manner of achieving more productivity and spiritual wealth.

DARKNESS
Absence of divinity and saintliness. Ignorance. The more darkness that appears in the dream, the less spiritual illumination the dreamer will have.

DOOR
A barrier that can be overcome with willpower. Closed doors symbolize a lack of the right attitude when approaching a certain situation.

DOVE
Peace in general; pacific resolution of a particular situation. DUST. Humility before the greatness of God. Associated with destiny. It reminds you that you should cultivate qualities of deference and submission.

DRAGON OR MONSTER
Demonic or spiritually negative forces, such as black magic or malevolence. The dreamer should avoid any matter in life related to such aspects.

EAGLE
Imagination and creativity. If it flies very high it represents a greater emergence of these qualities; an eagle nest is safe place to strengthen them.

EARTH
The world is means of life, where all creatures must fight for their existence. Indicates that the dreamer has too many mundane worries.

ECHO
Everything you do echoes and has repercussions in the hidden worlds. Dreams of this kind remind you of said spiritual truth.

ELDER
Eternal wisdom, especially religious. The dreamer should seek this quality in their life.

EYE
A human eye represents that the dreamer has a correct judgment about some matter or situation. If the eye is wounded or blind, it means the opposite.

FALLING
The dreamer is falling in a lower level of consciousness and feels negative emotions such as rage, pride, or fear. Without exception, it is a negative symbol.

FISH
Abundance and material blessing in the dreamer’s life. Money,

FISH
Abundance and material blessing in the dreamer’s life. Money, properties, and other possessions will increase.

FIRE
Divine judgment of the imperfections and bad acts of the dreamer. Fire also indicates a need for exhaustive moral cleansing and self purification.

FIRMAMENT
Divine order in the universe that translates to the dreamer’s life.

FLYING
Freedom from mundane worries. Also means that you should use your imagination to experience a greater sensation of freedom when facing trivial problems.

FOUNTAIN
A good emotional state, vitality. The more water that flows, the greater capacity you have to express positive emotions, such as gratitude and compassion.

FUNERAL
Something has died in the dreamer’s life; a job, a relationship, or even an important belief.

GAZELLE
Precise and elegant decision that the dreamer should make. A very positive symbol.

GARDEN
Liveliness in attitude and beliefs. Reveals an excellent perspective and spiritual growth.

GENITALS
Generative capacity, the dreamer’s potent creativity.

GETTING LOST
The dreamer has gone astray, has diverted from the soul’s mission and his purpose in life. You must regain your spiritual orientation, above all.

GIANT
Egomania, pride, and arrogance. The dreamer or someone close to them is behaving ungenerously.

GOAT
Great ability to overcome and resist. The dreamer needs to develop other elevated qualities such as imagination or esthetic sense.

GREEN FIELDS
The dreamer’s life is full of vitality and good intentions.

HAIR
Virility and sexuality. If it is thick and voluptuous, it denotes sensuality; the opposite if you lose it. Brushing your hair is a sign of vanity.

HEBREW ALPHABET
Each of the twenty-two letters has a specific meaning. In dreams, they indicate elevated communication.

HIGHWAY
Symbolizes the road or life journey. If it is well traveled, it means the dreamer enjoys a close relationship with others. If the opposite, it denotes loneliness.

HORIZON
The near future. A clear horizon represents good luck; a hard one, on the other hand, indicates problems.

HUNGER
Physical or emotional deprivation. The dreamer feels some

HUNGER
Physical or emotional deprivation. The dreamer feels some bodily or personal need unsatisfied.

ILLNESS
The dreamer lacks balance in their life and soon could experience physical or emotional disorder.

JEWEL
Divine illumination. The more beautiful or brilliant it is, the greater the spirituality that will shine in your life.

JOURNEY
The present path of the dreamer. If the setting of the dream seems strange, it indicates a new situation or challenges. The presence of companion is a good sign; their absence denotes isolation.

KING
Power and divine judgment. Emphasizes the importance of these qualities in the dreamer’s life.

KISS
The taste of the transcendental soul. Whether consciously or not, we experience said condition in some aspect of life.

LAMB
Submission and sweetness. A shepherd directing his flock signifies that you are taking special care with a certain situation.

LAMP
Spiritual knowledge and wisdom. The Zohar speaks of a lamb of darkness, which is associated with evil and discord.

LEG
Resistance, especially in journeys by foot. Signifies that the dreamer has the strength necessary to successfully resolve a problematic situation.

LIGHT
Divinity, saintliness, and wisdom. This is a superior symbol.

LIMP
Inability to resolve a certain situation, caused by yourself or by external circumstances.

LION
Courage and spiritual strength. Traditionally, the lion also represents the Jewish community. The image of a lion nuzzling its cubs indicates that you give courage to others.

MARKET
Sustenance of human existence. Indicates your worries about how to earn a living.

MAKING LOVE
Ecstasy of the soul when it refers to a union with God.

MOON
Fantasy, intuition, and receptiveness in the soul of the dreamer. Traditionally, it is related to other hidden aspects of the soul, like imagination and creativity. Equally, it is associated with femininity. MIDNIGHT, however, represents a time of mystic study and contemplation.

MORNING
State of spiritual satisfaction and happiness. Also associated with physical pleasure, well-being, or healing.

MOUNTAIN
Place of divine inspiration and revelation. Indicates that the dreamer needs to find this place in real life.

MOUTH
Human speech and the capacity to create harmony or conflict. The dreamer should pay attention to the effect their words cause. The dreamer should pay attention to the effect their words cause. A wounded mouth symbolizes a lack of communicative skills.

NIGHT
Judgment and dark qualities. Night is usually associated with demonic forces and emotional negativity.

OASIS
A place of rejuvenation and replenishment. Indicates the end of the feeling of spiritual sterility in the dreamer’s life. It is a positive symbol.

PALACE
Dwelling of the divine. The dreamer should seek more consciously the sacred side of daily life.

PLANETS
Subtle, hidden forces in the life of the dreamer. Traditionally, the vision of this symbol was astrological and it was believed that it exercised a concrete influence on our daily experiences.

PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT
Exaltation and spiritual pleasure; also, experiencing the sacred through an esthetic activity.

QUEEN
Divine love and compassion. Her oneiric presence confirms the importance of these characteristics in the dreamer’s life.

RAINBOW
Protection and divine security. A hopeful and encouraging symbol for the life of the dreamer.

RIVER, STREAM
The vital spirituality is flowing correctly. Soon a positive change or great experience will arrive.

SNAKE
Deception and malevolence, disguised as sincerity and attention. Warns that there is someone or something in your life that may be dangerous.

SINGING
Gratitude. The act of singing, whether it is the dreamer or other people, means that you will soon have something to be grateful for and to celebrate.

SKY
The spiritual world; the intangible, pure, subtle, and mystic part of life. A cloudless sky signifies clarity; if it is clouded, it means there is confusion.

SLEEPING
Ignorance, passivity, and withdrawal. In its most positive interpretation, it represents waiting without hurry. Falling asleep symbolizes loss of consciousness and acuity.

STAIR
Character development and personal growth.

STAGNANT WATER
Blockage in the life energy, especially in the spiritual sense.

STRONG WIND
The force of change. To dream of this element means your life will undergo a complete metamorphosis. Hurricanes indicate that said change will be very violent.

STUDY
Acquisition of knowledge, above all spiritual. It is a positive dream that indicates the dreamer is above all spiritual. It is a positive dream that indicates the dreamer is developing internally.

SUN
Will and intention. The sunrise represents the birth of something new in your life. The sunset indicates that some matter is ending. Traditionally it is also associated with masculinity and it’s most characteristic traits such as stubbornness—in a positive sense as well as negative.

TEETH
Physical vitality. Losing teeth is a warning to the dreamer about their health.

THIRST
Spiritual desire. Represents that the dreamer is not receiving the spiritual satisfaction they desire.

THRONE
Physical manifestation of the divine. Indicates that the dreamer must be more conscious of the sacred side of their body.

TREE
Life and spiritual knowledge. A flowering tree also represents deserved success; a bare tree denotes a lack of achievement.

TRIPPING
Impatience and too much hurry in daily matters. You need calm and balance to avoid the possibility of a serious fall.

TURTLE
Good luck in life.

UNOPENED LETTER
The dreamer did not heed a very important message. It is necessary to pay attention immediately to any communication received in real life.

WAKING UP
The dreamer is recovering clarity, acuity, and personal energy to complete some personal matter.

WAVY OCEAN
Pride and arrogance. This dream indicates that the dreamer must cultivate humility.

WEDDING
Spiritual compromise, possibly related to a field of study, training, or an effort in the long term.

WILD
The absence of civilization. A place of power and potential danger.... a brief dictionary of dreams from the kabbalah dream meaning

Grasscutter

Seeing brown or black grasscutters in cages, however, is a sign that small irritations in your life will be dealt with. Catching a rat in a trap indicates freedom from worry and a release of tension.

To catch grasscutters, means you will scorn the baseness of others, and worthily outstrip your enemies.

To kill one, denotes your victory in any contest.

Also See Mice, mouse, rat, animal.... grasscutter dream meaning

Birth, Giving

A new beginning or phase in your life or a particular aspect of it (such as a new relationship, job, etc.).

Creating something new (such as an idea, a work of art, or a business).

A new or additional responsibility.

Your subconscious mind exploring what it would be like to actually give birth or have the responsibility of a baby.

See also: Fetus; Baby; Pregnancy... birth, giving dream meaning

Garbage Disposal

Getting rid of what you consider unwanted or undesirable (such as judgments, negative thoughts, toxic relationships, or personal habits that don’t support your well-being).

A person who deals with other people’s “garbage” for them (such as fixing their problems or cleaning up messes for them, perhaps denying them the opportunity to take responsibility for their own situations).

See also: Appliance; Garbage; Destroying; Rejection; Inferior; Smell; Breaking; Trash Compactor; Garbage Dump... garbage disposal dream meaning

Auspicious Dream

In China and Tibet, dreams that are a sign of good fortune are called‘auspicious dreams’. These may include dreams of holy or famous people, a clear lake, a spotlessly white cloth, climbing a mountain or fruit-laden tree, or receiving good food and gifts. Tibetans believe that dreams occurring before midnight are benign and usually forgotten.

If a dream comes just before dawn between about three or four o’clock in the morning—when the mind is vivid and clear—it is especially important. Always bear in mind when trying to pinpoint auspicious symbols in dreams for the purposes of interpretation that the meaning of symbols can vary from culture to culture; what is auspicious in one country might be considered to be a sign of misfortune in another. See alsoSYMBOLS.... auspicious dream dream meaning

Good Luck Superstition

Good luck superstitions have been around for centuries and vary from culture to culture. Here are some of the most common and their appearance in your dream can, depending on the context and mood of the dream, be a positive sign: Fingers Crossed. Knock on wood. Sneezing three times before breakfast.

Meeting three sheep. Looking at the new moon over your right shoulder. A four-leaved clover. Spilling wine while proposing a toast. Putting a dress on inside out. Nine peas in a peapod. Hearing crickets singing. Picking up a pin. Dropping a glove. A horseshoe. Peacock feathers. Cutting your hair during a storm. Sleeping facing south. White heather. Picking up a pencil in the street. Breaking clear and uncolored glass. Walking in the rain. Sleeping on un-ironed sheets. Avoiding cracks in the sidewalk. An itch on the top of your head. Scissors hanging on a hook. A ladybird on you. Carrying an acorn on your person will ensure good luck and longevity! Picking up a piece of coal that has fallen in your path. Black cat. To have one’s garments caught up by a bush or briar when out walking promises monetary gain.

New enterprises will be fortunate if begun at the time of the new Moon. You meet the same person twice when out on business. Dolphins swimming near a ship. A naked woman on board a boat is said to calm the seas. Setting out to play golf on a rainy day. Rabbit’s foot. See a penny, pick it up.... good luck superstition dream meaning

Guest / Neighbor

If you dreamed that you had guests around at your home, much of the interpretation will depend on how you felt about them. Did you welcome them and enjoy their company, or were you reluctant to let them in? Did they cross your threshold? The welcome guest may represent the beginning of an important project that you are ready to work on, whilst the unwelcome guest could stand for something or someone you do not want to face up to in waking life. In dreams, neighbors can be a help or a hindrance and this may mirror your feelings towards them in waking life. You should also consider whether there is something or someone important you are neglecting.... guest / neighbor dream meaning

Cricket / Grasshopper / Locust

To see crickets in your dream represents the need for introspection. You need to pay attention to Jiminy Cricket, your conscience. To hear crickets in your dream suggests that you are letting minor things bother you. To see a grasshopper in your dream foretells of enemies that will threaten your interest, disappointments in business or illness. To draw other people’s attention to a grasshopper signifies your indiscretion in dispatching your private business.

Because we associate grasshoppers and crickets with the lazy days of summer, to dream of them may be often be more positive than is suggested by the interpretations above; your dream may simply have been wish-fulfillment. It could also have been a comment on your grasshopper mind: the inability to focus on anything for long before turning to something else.

The image of a plague of locusts is so strong in human thought that even in dreams it can present retribution for some wrongdoing in waking life. Dreams of locusts could mirror the horde of ugly problems that have been plaguing you in your waking hours. To see locusts in your dream could also signify scattered thoughts that need direction if they are to make an impact in your waking life.... cricket / grasshopper / locust dream meaning

Garbled

Something garbled or muddled (such as words you can’t read) can represent: An actual or imagined communication problem.

A desire to understand something, get an answer, or get help somehow in your life (such as from others or from God).

Frustration with a real-life problem, process, or relationship.

See also: Confused; Words; Mentally Unstable; Text; Voice; Communication; Language... garbled dream meaning

Gland

The intention to change yourself or your environment.

Expressing yourself (such as creativity, thoughts, or emotions).

Productivity, or producing effective results in your life.

The idea of getting rid of limiting or toxic factors in your life (such as self-defeating beliefs or external negativity that you’ve internalized).

See also the particular gland.

See also: Secretion; Lymph; Body Part... gland dream meaning

Glass, Drinking

A drinking glass or other drinking vessel can represent the idea of abundance (as in “my cup runneth over”), or lack thereof.

The opportunity to satisfy a yearning, thirst, craving, or desire (such as a thirst for knowledge or a hunger for life).

See also: Dish; Drinking; Container; Glass... glass, drinking dream meaning

Glasses (eyeglasses)

Enhancement of vision or clarity (physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual).

Your mental “filter” mechanism (your biases, assumptions, or how you view situations, events, people, etc.).

Willingness to see, acknowledge, or deal with the truth or a particular situation in your life.

Ability or willingness to understand.

Ability to perceive (such as to be aware of what’s happening around you).

Ability to receive information or perceive cues from the world around you.

See also: Vision; Eye; Sunglasses; Glass... glasses (eyeglasses) dream meaning

Team Game

Most dreams in which you are playing a team game reflect how well you feel you are performing within a group situation in waking life, whether it is among your family and friends, or—more typically—in relation to colleagues at work. So if you dreamed of playing football, basketball, hockey, netball, rugby or volleyball, pay attention to how you are reacting or playing in the team. Are you the weak link? Are you lazy? Are you the one who pulls the team together? Are you a good sport? Do you play fairly, or do you cheat and break the rules? Do you respect authority and the decision of the referee or judges? Are you a team player or only concerned about your own performance? The answer to questions such as these will prove helpful if they are considered in the context of your participation in group dynamics in waking life.

Dreams that feature baseball can be littered with sexual symbols such as the bat, the ball and the gloves. According to Freudians, such dreams—and this would be true of all games containing umpires or referees—might be an oblique reference to a challenge you have made to a father figure, as represented by the umpire. The white outfits worn in the game of cricket may suggest a yearning for childhood innocence; the friendly, relaxed and languid nature of the game might reveal a longing to withdraw from a fiercely competitive environment, whether at home or at work. The intense passions of football, whether in the form of rugby, soccer or gridiron, may symbolize sexual excitement; scoring a goal or a try, for example, might symbolize orgasm. Jungians, however, would see dream football as a mirror of the dreamer’s spiritual aspirations. Some team sports seem unlikely topics for a dream but your dreaming mind may select them specifically for their symbolism. To dream that you are part of a rowing team, for example, stresses the importance of collective effort and pulling together as a team.... team game dream meaning

Guest / Visitor

If the guest or visitor in your dream is known to you, then perhaps you are expecting some important news to reach you or perhaps there is something you need to know about that person.

If the guest or visitor was not known to you or they make you feel uneasy, perhaps you are concerned about an unwanted interference in your life.

If you are the guest or visitor, this suggests that you are looking to broaden your horizons or gain new experience.

If the guest or visitor outstayed their welcome, think about your current relationships; are some of them past their sell-by-date? If you were the guest that people wanted to leave, perhaps you are being insensitive in some sphere of your life.... guest / visitor dream meaning

Handshake / Greeting

A handshake is a familiar form of greeting in many parts of the world.

If your dream handshake was strong, this suggests that you are feeling positive about your life at present.

If the handshake was weak, this suggests you may be in need of an energy boost.

If someone offers you their hand then withdraws it quickly, you may be feeling distrustful of that person.

If the greeting was a hug, try to recall how you felt about that greeting. Did you feel warm and comfortable, or uneasy and unnatural? If you felt secure, then this suggests you are feeling appreciated in everyday life; if you felt uneasy, this suggests you are feeling isolated and unsupported.... handshake / greeting dream meaning

Word Game

Sometimes your dreaming mind will use visual, verbal or colloquial puns to get a point across. For example, if your dream contained images of hands, this could indicate that you are in need of a helping hand or that you are feeling handled or manipulated. Other possible puns might include: an airplane (are you feeling plain?); first in the queue (are you being up front?); dreaming of a highway bypass (are you concerned about being bypassed in life?) and so on. The list is practically endless. The idea is to start looking for puns in your dreams based on visual images, words, people’s names and common sayings.

Also look out for verbal slips in dreams in which you express strange or unacceptable thoughts or urges. These slips happen in everyday speech as well as in our dreams and, according to Freud, such slips can tell us something about our unconscious wishes. In real life, they may appear as verbal slips; in dreams, however, they can appear in images of the unexpected, embarrassing but secretly true feelings you may have.... word game dream meaning

Glowing

Something glowing can represent life energy, hope, goodness, or assistance, especially when it appears in the darkness.

A glow around a dream symbol could also invite you to pay closer attention to whatever that symbol represents.

Something glowing eerily can represent a person or force with unknown or perceived negative intent.

See also: Light (Illumination); Reflective Light; Fire; Gleam; Halo; Life Force... glowing dream meaning

Gorilla Or Ape

Brute force, or possibly gentle strength.

Imitation, copying, or aspiring to be like someone else.

Nonverbal communication or unspoken language.

Basic human skills.

Humanity or human-like qualities (such as sentience or compassion).

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Animal; Monkey; Chimpanzee; Orangutan... gorilla or ape dream meaning

Grasping

Holding or grasping an object can represent: Keeping or saving something (control, your job, etc.).

Trying to stop something from being taken away from you.

Trying to take or get something.

An attempt to maintain power or control.

Continuing a process or maintaining your effort.

See also: Holding; Taking From; Carrying; Holding a Person... grasping dream meaning

Gum, Chewing

Idle or pointless talk.

Busy work, or doing an activity just to fill your time.

Indecisiveness, or “going around and around” while trying to decide.

A problem or “sticky situation.” A process that’s yielding no progress or results.

A perceived characteristic of the gum chewer in the dream (such as carefree, casual, insecure, or disrespectful).

Blowing a bubble with bubble gum might represent: fun or playfulness; creativity; a process; a tangent or distraction.

See also: Chewing; Bubble; Mouth... gum, chewing dream meaning

Grief And Bereavement

Dreams in which you woke up crying or feeling sad because you have had a dream in which you were bereaved can be a cathartic experience, helping you work through grief towards accepting the loss of a loved one in real life. If, however, you were grieving for someone who is still alive and healthy in your dream, have you neglected your responsibilities towards that person or is your dreaming mind using the death of a loved one as a symbol of something that needs to end in your waking life? What is it about you or your life that the deceased person in your dream could be representing? Inhibition or recklessness perhaps? Or could the deceased represent a quality that has departed from your life, such as fun or relaxation? You may also fear that your relationship with this person might actually end in waking life.

Whatever the identity of the deceased person, dreams of being bereaved also bring up issues of loneliness. Perhaps you feel that your partner is neglecting you or you feel you are losing touch with your friends. Such dreams may be urging you to make a conscious effort to reconnect with other people

A house is often interpreted as a symbol of the dreamer and represents the place from which you withdraw to live your inner life. A dark, cold or empty house can symbolize a profound sense of loss, suggesting that you feel deprived of emotional warmth. Images of ashes and dust in dreams are also often associated with the loss of a treasured person or thing in waking life.

If you dream of an empty purse, you are mourning—through a classic symbol of death and bereavement—for the comfort and happiness we all crave. On a literal level, however, it may signify that you overvalue material things in life. See also LIFE STAGES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... grief and bereavement dream meaning

Natural Ground

In dreams, being aware of the ground you are walking on in a natural setting suggests a need to ground or earth yourself. It is also a symbol of your true essence and can suggest a need to deal with or face reality, come back down to earth.

If you are walking on clay, for example, this stresses the importance of resilience on your life’s path. The symbolism of grass in dreams may come from its green color, which is a symbol of renewal and revitalizing energy. According to Freudians, grass is a symbol of pubic hair. A dream of lying in the grass may express a simple desire for relaxation or, like other dreams of soft grass, sand, moss or water, a desire to return to the comfort and security of the mother’s womb.

If you were cutting grass in your dream, is there an aspect of your life that needs to be restricted or cut back on? If you were gathering grass to make hay, the dream may be urging you to make the most of a situation in waking life and to seize the day. See also Garden entry in PLACES

A mixture of earth and water, mud is usually associated with the ground that hinders progress and dirties the feet. In many dreams, feelings are intensified as you try to escape from someone or something but cannot move forward because the mud or clay is pulling you back.... natural ground dream meaning

Hamster / Gerbil / Guinea Pig

Hamsters are lively and clean, and most are happy to live alone. They can take time to become tame, and, because they are nocturnal, they need to have peace and quiet during the day.

If a hamster appears in your dream is it running endlessly on its wheel in frustration? If this is the case, do you feel as if your life or a particular relationship is going nowhere? If, however, the hamster seems content, the dream could depict aspects of your life that give you small comforts. As hamsters tend to enjoy solitude, could your dreaming mind be urging you to rely more on your own resources. Gerbils and guinea pigs, on the other hand, need companionship, so in dreams they could be highlighting your need for more friends in real life.... hamster / gerbil / guinea pig dream meaning

Church / Graveyard

A church or religious building in your dreams represents your feelings about religion; if you are not religious, it marks all that is sacred to you in your life. To see the outside of a church in your dream signifies sacredness and spiritual nourishment. It is representative of your value system and the things you hold sacred. To see the inside of a church indicates that you may experience some minor setbacks. However, whatever seems like a nuisance might eventually turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

Dreaming of a grave or graveyard is an indication that you must resolve or deal with your feelings concerning the inevitability of death. It may be that you are trying to deal with feelings concerning someone who has died. Alternatively, part of your personality may have been killed off or is buried—or cut off—from the outside world. To dream that you are in a graveyard signifies sadness, unresolved grief or ambivalent feelings about death. It can also represent those parts of yourself that you have killed off or have stopped using. From a spiritual perspective, a graveyard is not only a place of death but also a place of spiritual regeneration and rebirth. To see a mausoleum in your dream signifies possible health issues or anxiety about your health.... church / graveyard dream meaning

Fun Dream Facts And Hints

Like adding a G.P.S. system to a car, these facts and tips can steer you in the right direction to maximize your dream analysis benefits.

Dreams Communicate in Images Because of How the Brain Works

A dream speaks in pictures because your brain is hardwired to remember visually. As psychologists have confirmed, the brain stores much of its information (i.e., thoughts, memories, and experiences) as images that are linked up to your thoughts and feelings—becoming a mental picture in the mind’s eye. This is why visual pictures are the language of the brain. That is also why, in books on how to boost your memory, you are asked to link the words or names that you want to remember with a set of images, in order to remember them. When it comes to memory and your brain, pictures rule!

All Dreams Are Meaningful.

All dreams carry a message, and even a single dream image has meaning. Some dream messages are about your emotions while others relate more to your thoughts, attitudes, or actions. For example, in one such single-image dream, a man saw a large wooden wheel. At first, the image seemed meaningless, but later he remembered that when he was growing up, there had been a wagon wheel on his family’s farm. After his mother died, he often sat beside that wagon wheel as he mourned. The dream image of the wheel made him realize that he still felt bad about the recent loss of a good friend. The dream suggested he needed to take the time to grieve for his friend, just as he had grieved by the wheel for his mother.

Everyone Does Dream.

Those who say they do not remember any dreams often wonder if they dream at all. Research confirms that everyone experiences dreams. In fact, you dream about four to six times a night, whether or not you remember any of your dreams. Dreaming and recalling your dreams are two separate issues.

There Are Several Sources of Dream Messages

SOURCE 1 OF DREAM MESSAGES: YOUR MIND. Most dreams are communications from your psyche, the inner part of you that is aware of all your experiences, goals, and memories. Like a best friend, the psyche (your inner self) acts like a bridge between your waking and sleeping self and uses dreams to guide you to be the best you can be.

SOURCE 2 OF DREAM MESSAGES: THE SOUL AND BEYOND. Some dream insights come from the soul. You may be the captain of your ship but the soul is the ship’s owner, and on occasion, the soul has something to say about your path in life. Speaking of the great beyond, many believe that guardian angels can whisper in your ear through a dream, and that, on occasion, the divine itself bestows experiences of amazing grace, healing, or inspiration in dreams. Many dreamers have confirmed such extraordinary dream events.

SOURCE 3 OF DREAM MESSAGES: THE DEARLY DEPARTED. Some individuals believe that life continues after death and that dreams reconnect you with a loved one who has passed on. Anecdotal dream experiences suggest that the dearly departed visit on occasion to let you know they still love you (see Chapter 11, “Not All Dreams Are Dreams”).

Dream Analysis Is Easy.

There is a general misconception that learning to understand the message in a dream is difficult; however, if you can learn to drive a car, you can learn to analyze your dreams. Dream analysis is about understanding the language of symbols and metaphors and orienting yourself to a few rules of the road, such as the hints listed below. Once you master these concepts, you will be on your way.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 1: LEARN THE BASICS. Become familiar with the basics of dream interpretation such as those described in the Five-Step Dream Technique, which is introduced in later chapters. Once you crack open the nut of meaning of a dozen dreams, you will be on your way to a lifetime of amazing dream messages.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 2: LOOK FOR THE “AHA” EFFECT. When the meaning of a dream comes together, you get an “Aha!” rush of energy as a notable shift in perception. Understanding a dream message brings satisfaction, like watching a final puzzle piece fit into the big picture.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 3: BEWARE OF PERSONAL BIAS. Everyone has topics that trigger emotional reactions and sweep them away. Because of this, approaching a dream without preconceptions or reactions is important. If the topic of a dream is too intense, take a step back to avoid slanting your potential interpretation toward wishful thinking. Since initial reactions can steer you off course, a cool head is key to a correct interpretation. To correctly analyze a dream, put aside tinted eyeglasses and be willing to accept the truth, the whole truth, about the dream’s meaning.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 4: PUT AN INITIAL GUESS ON HOLD. As you wake up with a dream, the excitement of the story makes it easy to decide that you already know what it means. Hold that confidence in check and decide that you do not know what the dream means, at least not yet. As you apply the dream analysis techniques of your choice, your perspectives may shift and may bring a different result than your first thoughts about the dream.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 5: NOTE YOUR WORD CHOICES. Notice which words you select as you record your dream. The words that come to mind often alter your thoughts about the dream itself and create a shift in perception. This word-choice phenomenon is another way that the creative, unconscious mind reveals glimpses into the meaning of a dream.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 6: SYMBOLS ARE NOT THE WHOLE DEAL. A common misstep is to focus only on the meaning of a symbol and attempt to find dream message from the symbols, or to focus on the symbols first. Though dream symbols add depth to the message, focusing mainly on symbols tends to be a misstep. There are dreams where a symbol holds the entire message, but in general, the overall story tends to be the key to understanding the dream.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 7: YOU CAN DO IT. Despite these caveats, proceed without fear. Dream analysis is as easy as learning to drive a car. Once you know how to start the engine and observe a few rules of the road, you are on your way to dream analysis.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 8: DREAMS AS A LUXURY VEHICLE TO GET THROUGH LIFE. Having paid attention to dream messages all my life, to me it appears as if those who do not analyze their dreams are trying to get through life using a bicycle. They miss out on a fantastic built-in Rolls-Royce of the mind—dream insights—that can get them where they want to go faster, more securely, and at their own speed.

Frightening Dreams Are Constructive Messages.

Even though a scary dream shakes you up, most nightmares carry a helpful message. The most common type of nightmare invites you to repair a character trait in yourself. Here’s how that works. In general, since people do not care to face something unpleasant about themselves, they push away a dream that makes them feel as if they are being scolded. As the dreamer pushes such a dream away—which, in psychological terms, is an attempt to suppress the dream—the dreamer’s clouded awareness “masks” the dream’s content. As a result, like seeing something in the distant, murky shadows, a friendly image now appears scary. Watching a dream about a personal flaw can feel like meeting an enemy in a deep, dark, empty forest. It is an “oops” that frightens the fragile ego, which reacts with “Who, me?” Though a rare nightmare can be a literal ESP dream warning, most scary dreams are distorted, but helpful, messages about your own flaws.

Dreams Help You Solve Problems.

As one of the main functions of dreaming, dreams can help you make decisions, clarify questions, and resolve daily challenges. In fact, experience dictates that the default stance of the sleeping mind is to assist you with any knot that you are trying to untie. Like a night-time Google session, your mind investigates the topic of your concern, compares the issue to your storehouse of past and current experience, and then cranks out an insight or a solution. Taking the time to plug into this “default nightly brainstorming” session can be highly productive on a wide range of matters, from advice to the lovelorn, daily questions, or even to achieve a scientific breakthrough.

Dream Messages Are Metaphors.

Dreams often exaggerate to make a point and most dream scenes are rarely literal. They are metaphors, and it helps to keep that in mind. For example, a scene about an avalanche that is going to engulf your home may scare you, but unless you live on a susceptible mountainside, the image is a metaphor about something that threatens your security, is off track, or is out of control. Positive scenes are also metaphors. A dream of winning the lottery suggests that you are a big winner, but what you are winning is not likely money. The win can signal career advancement, a great new relationship, or a talent that is being acknowledged—as your own kind of winning ticket.

Dream Dictionaries Cannot Tell You What a Dream Means

At best, a good dream dictionary can give you a general idea about what a symbol may mean, but it cannot tell you what that symbol actually means in the context of your specific dream. Dream dictionaries are a cookie-cutter approach to images. In contrast, the best part of a dream symbol is that it is a one-of-a kind communication uniquely tailored to you and in most cases, does not apply to anyone else. Check out the chapter on Symbols to get the exact and true meaning of dream images.

You Are the Best Interpreter of Your Dreams.

Once you learn the basics and stack up a dollop of experience, you become the best interpreter of your dreams. The reason is that dreams are about you and your life. Since you are the most familiar with the life areas about which your dreams speak, you are the best interpreter of your dreams.

What to do with a Cryptic Dream.

For every effort that you make to understand a puzzling dream which leads to a successful insight, it becomes easier to interpret the next dream. However, when you do come across a puzzling dream, there are a few options.

1. Wait awhile and try again a few hours later or a few days later.

2. Talk it over with a friend; sometimes the comments of a sympathetic listener can add new perspectives.

3. Browse through the example dreams at InterpretADream.com, check out books on dreams, or poll the Internet on specific dream topics.... fun dream facts and hints dream meaning

Garments

1. Speaks of all outward attitudes, behaviour, equipping, preparation, external appearances, or spiritual covering, anointing (evil or righteous) Jeremiah 2; 32;Gen 35:2; Exodus 28:2.... garments dream meaning

Grandparent/mother/father

1. The past;

2. Righteous or unrighteous spiritual inheritance;

3. Past;

4. Wisdom

5. Generational inheritance, Heb. 1:1; (2) Gen. 50:34; (3) cf. Exod. 34:7... grandparent/mother/father dream meaning

Dream Mysteries

For Jung, life was a great mystery, something about which we know and understand very little. He never hesitated to say, ‘I don’t know,’ and always admitted when he had come to the end of his understanding. Since dreams reflect life, it is hardly surprising that dreams are just as intriguing, challenging and ultimately mysterious as life itself and some times just as difficult to understand.

If you have looked through this encyclopedia and are still having problems understanding what your dream meant, it might help before you go to sleep to ask your dreaming mind to make a confusing situation clearer for you or to present you with images or symbols that you can understand. When a dream seems important but you find it impossible to understand, ask yourself just before you go to sleep to be sent another which will give you further insight.

If you can relate the dream to a particular incident, problem or situation in your waking life but cannot understand the message, think about the incident before making your request. Some dreams reflect the worry associated with problems, showing that you are wasting your energy and could be putting it to better use. Even insoluble problems can be helped by a change of attitude—and that is how dreams can help.

Put your request as a direct command to your dreaming mind. In your thoughts, just before you go to sleep, state to yourself quite clearly what you want to know, and tell yourself that in the morning you will remember all that you have dreamed. To show you are sincere, you might want to put a notebook and pen by your bedside in readiness to write down the first thing that comes into your mind when you wake up—your dream. Sometimes it can take a few requests, depending on the link between your conscious and unconscious mind, but eventually your efforts will achieve results.

found out in waking life. Cheating and faking in dreams may also suggest feelings of inadequacy in waking life.

If you were performing a trick in your dream, try to remember if your audience was impressed or not, as this dream may suggest that you are trying to manipulate people in waking life.

If you were plotting or scheming or are a part of a group of people plotting in your dream, your unconscious is telling you that you are not being completely open and honest in your dealings with everyone in real life. Dreams of hiding or dreams in which you lock up your possessions or hide them away in a safe, strong box, under the floorboards in the attic may also represent some form of deception or fear that you are not facing up to. See also Surreal impossibility entry in SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... dream mysteries dream meaning

Farmer / Shepherd / Gardener / Miner

Farmers represent all that is material, practical, down to earth and instinctive.

If you dream of a farm or a farmer, are you focusing on the rewarding side of farming, symbolized by the harvest, or the tough side, such as the slaughtering of animals? Try to decide how your dream applies to your waking life. Are you struggling to survive harsh and difficult times, or reaping the benefits of your hard work? If the person on the farm is specifically a shepherd, this represents being in touch with your instincts. A gardener in your dream is generally a positive symbol that reflects on your aspirations for the future. Dreams of planting seeds suggest the planting of new ideas, and picking fruit the rewards of experience.

If you dream of miners, this suggests a desire to explore the unconscious to discover precious insights.... farmer / shepherd / gardener / miner dream meaning

Glimpse Of The Future

You may notice that a day or so after your dream an element of it occurs in your waking life. Is this an example of your dreams coming true? Some dream experts believe this is impossible but others believe that your dreaming mind can borrow imagery from your future.

If you do notice glimpses of your future in your dream be sure to consider the symbolic relevance of what was glimpsed. Don’t get carried away and start crediting yourself with being able to foretell the future just make a careful and accurate record of your dreams and include what many believe is a perfectly normal and natural part of the dreaming process into your dream interpretation.... glimpse of the future dream meaning

Gunman

1. The accuser of the brethren; Rev. 12:10; Matt. 12:37.... gunman dream meaning

Rake (garden)

1. Gathering; 1 Chron. 13:2.... rake (garden) dream meaning

Football Game

1. Spiritual warfare; Ministry/business;

1 Chron. 16:31-33.

Headgear (Black)

1. Carnal fleshly mind;

2. Protect your mind;

Eph. 6:17... football game dream meaning

Hang Glider

1. Ministry in the Spirit; John 3:8.

2. Waiting on God. But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with Isa. 40 31... hang glider dream meaning

Road Grader

1. Restoration;

2. Prophetic ministry; Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Gal. 6:1... road grader dream meaning

Graveyard/ Grave

1. Curse of the law;

2. Spiritually dead;

3. Death;

4. Demonic influence;

5. Resurrection life of God, the dead in Christ shall be raised first; Matt. 23:27; Luke 11:24.... graveyard/ grave dream meaning

Gallant

lucky numbers: 02-07-24-31-32-38

being, to a lady: satisfaction and good health.

dandy, being a: your lack of concern for your appearance creates your inferior position.

man being, to a young unmarried lady: inconsistency in love.

widow, to a: good results in business affairs.

married woman being, to a man: good fortune in business. ... gallant dream meaning

Precognitive Dream

There are many types of precognitive dream that allow you to visit potential futures, giving choices and decisions a run through to learn about the possible consequences.

If you are prone to having dreams that are more than just glimpses of the future but include entire stories or sequences of events that later happen in waking life, you may find that as well as examining possible causes of action that lie ahead, they may also zero in on important junctures or decisions in life long before they arrive. Experts disagree over whether or not this is possible, but it is possible that your life previews are set up by your dreaming mind to alert you to, and help you recognize, the importance of your actions and decisions at these significant points in our life.

If you have a dream that you believe may contain a precognitive warning of a future accident or disaster, remember that it is only highlighting a possibility not a fact; if the time comes when it is fulfilled, you have the upper hand as your sense of familiarity with the situation will help you avoid or minimize harm or hurt. See also Precognitive dream entry in DISASTERS.... precognitive dream dream meaning

Shared Dream

Sometimes people discover—usually accidentally—that they have experienced a virtually identical dream, perhaps at the same time. In this variety of psychic dream, two or more people seem to experience the same events and have similar images. As an example, two people might both report having dreamt of mending the same component on a car, having the same conversation or visiting the same place. Shared dreams may be much more common than we imagine, because the discussion of dreams is usually fairly limited because of the fast pace of modern life. The theoretical implications are fascinating. Are they caused by the dreams using a common symbol representing a similar thought concerning something that happened in the day? Is there telepathic communication between the dreamers? Or can a part of your consciousness actually enter someone else’s mind? These questions need to be explored. Such anomalies often act as clues that lead to great new truths.... shared dream dream meaning

Gender Role

Within each one of us there is masculine and feminine potential, and when there is conflict between the two, this can sometimes show itself in dreams of bisexuality or transvestism. Dreaming of a person who is both masculine and feminine either suggests bisexuality or the perfect balance in one person of the masculine and feminine qualities.

If you have a gender-shifting dream in which you believe that you are a member of the opposite sex, this generally is a dream about changes in perspective or exploring different aspects of yourself. Don’t judge yourself too harshly if you have such a dream, as these are more often markers of psychological maturity and development than an indication that something is amiss.... gender role dream meaning

Distressing, Violent And Graphic Images

In the 1800s, sexual dreams were considered to be a great source of worry to the men and women who had them because, at the time, sexual dreams were thought to cause mental and physical illness. It is, however, over-simplistic to describe all sexual dreams as a form of frustration or wish-fulfillment. The desire to have sex is a healthy human urge and your dreams allow you to give free reign to this urge as well as to indulge in all kinds of erotic experiments in which no emotional or physical harm is inflicted upon any one.

If you do wake up from a dream in which you have had sex with someone inappropriate or that contains graphic, disturbing or violent imagery, there is most likely to be a nonsexual interpretation. However, if you do find the dream distressing and it repeatedly recurs, be sure to seek professional counseling. Unless your erotic dreams are seriously disturbing (when psychiatric help should be sought), there is no reason why you should not enjoy them like any other fantasy.... distressing, violent and graphic images dream meaning

Gauntlet

lucky numbers: 13-14-16-26-29-35

flinging down the: arguments fail; arbitration leads to a future.

running the: must accept criticism and responsibility for each wrong.

take up the: wil accept chal enge to defend al y.

throw down the: your protection in battle. ... gauntlet dream meaning

Gourmet

lucky numbers: 05-07-12-28-35-47

aspic, eating foods in: an invitation to an old-fashioned dinner party.

being a connoisseur or fine gourmet: wil be jilted by lover.

enjoying fine food yourself: must control passions.

epicure, being an: practice restraint in your diet and safe sex.

fine: have one loyal friend.

others being a, of fine foods: good times are coming. ... gourmet dream meaning

Guessing

lucky numbers: 10-17-23-34-40-48

about peoples’ personal affairs: are the deceitful friend.

about you, others: wil be cheated through misunderstanding.

ages of people, the: come back to earth after a period of il usion.

correctly: wil have a good adventure.

of: are desirous of knowing future but unable to do so. ... guessing dream meaning

Guilty

lucky numbers: 01-04-17-30-34-44

being: must endure tribulation for some misdeed.

enemies: are unusual y oversensitive and intolerant.

mate or lover: wil receive inheritance from an old lady.

others: are in an unaccustomed situation. ... guilty dream meaning

Dream Doodles

In both real and dream life, doodles are expressions of your unconscious mind. Doodles, like dreams, involve a form of picture language, and it is the interpretation of these pictures that reveal their meanings.

If you see yourself doodling or see a doodle in your dreams, there are several factors to be taken into account besides the doodle itself. The size and position of the doodle on the page have a significance that contributes to the overall meaning of the doodle.

For example, if you were to draw a very large doodle in the center of the page, then this would indicate how important you would like your role in life to be. However, if you doodle in the margin or corners of a page, you would be revealed as a quiet individual. The intensity of the ink or pencil marks can also indicate the mood of the person, lighter strokes indicating a good day, but dark, heavy strokes sometimes signaling depression. The symbolism of specific doodles in your dream will have much the same interpretation as the dream symbol itself if it wasn’t being doodled, but the interpretation would typically be personal and referring to your feelings and your creative expression, rather than to the feelings or situation of someone else. See also Drawing entry in ARTS AND CRAFTS and Writing entry in LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION.

... dream doodles dream meaning

Toilet Dream

According to Freud, toilet dreams are associated with what he called the anal phase of a child’s psychological development. In Freud’s opinion, if parents didn’t handle their children’s toilet training well it might mean that these children feel shame about these natural functions and become ’anally retentive’ in their adult life. The act of excretion in a dream can therefore suggest expression and creativity that might have previously been repressed before; to dream of constipation may stand for frustration and pent-up rage. Jungians regard toilet dreams on the one hand as indicating a need for self-expression, on the other as anxiety about our public image. Using the toilet in a dream may simply show your desire to rid yourself of something that contributes nothing to your well-being in waking life. Bear in mind, too, that your dreaming mind may simply be calling your attention to your actual physical need to use the toilet while you sleep. Your unconscious dream recognizes your need and uses your dream to wake you up. On the other hand, if you are happily or defiantly going to the toilet in front of a large audience, this may suggest anger at your lack of popularity or approval from others. See also Toilet and Elimination Dreams in BODY.... toilet dream dream meaning

Bacteria / Germs / Virus

In dreams, the presence of bacteria, germs and viruses suggest hidden attacks that can weaken or destroy your sense of well-being. They might suggest anxieties about your health or simply reflect a sense of inadequacy in waking life. The word ’germ’ can also be used in its positive sense as the beginning stages of something, the point at which great growth can occur.

If you dream of bacteriological warfare, it suggests the undermining of your personal or social well-being. Any form of infection or virus in a dream might be symbolic of ideas or thoughts that cause irritability or anxiety in waking life, or might be indicating that you are taking in negative attitudes from others to the detriment of yourself. Such dreams may also be a warning about your physical health and the need to boost your immunity.... bacteria / germs / virus dream meaning

Breast, Buttock And Genital Injuries

Dreams about breasts are likely to be sexual. Swollen breasts may be connected with the desire to have children, although you need to consider who or what the baby you’d like to have represents. A dream of being kicked or hit on the buttocks is a clear symbol of some kind of disapproval in waking life—perhaps self-disapproval. Dreams in which you are beaten or whipped may have a straightforward sexual meaning, but they could also refer to an overambitious friend or colleague.

If you are the person doing the beating, is the dream referring to your ambition? If a man dreams of injury to his genitals, it may be highlighting his fear of impotence; for a woman, such dreams may highlight her anxiety about reproduction or sexuality. A dream of castration can be terrifying for a man as it alludes to his whole sense of power and virility.... breast, buttock and genital injuries dream meaning

Telescope / Magnifying Glass

Using a telescope in your dream suggests the need to take a closer look at something. Your dreaming mind may be urging you to look at things from both a short—and a long-term view, as this may help you navigate through life’s sometimes choppy waters. In spiritual terms, a telescope can signify the art of clairvoyance—the ability to see the future from the perspective of the present. A magnifying glass may appear in your dream when something needs to be brought to your attention. You need to examine yourself minutely and become aware of the consequence of your actions.... telescope / magnifying glass dream meaning

Spirits And Ghosts

Even the most prosaic and materialistic of us have dreams that include supernatural creatures or incidents.

Ghosts, witches, out-of-body experiences, UFOs, haunted houses and a whole plethora of spirits, creatures and unexplained phenomena exist in the world of the supernatural. When these images appear in your dreams, they can be unsettling, especially when psychics claim that they are connected with the supernatural. Even though there is no evidence to suggest this is the case, the mysterious and often bizarre nature of dreams has led many to interpret dreams as supernatural gifts or messages, as predictions of the future or as messages from the past. Modern oneiromancy, the prediction of the future through the interpretation of dreams, is a tradition that has its roots in pagan and ancient Greek and Roman thought, as well as in the Jewish and Christian religions.

Freudians and Jungians, together with most other dream analysts, reject the supernatural origin of dreams. Their view is that dreams bubble up from the unconscious mind and are metaphors for events or emotions occurring in our waking lives. Theologians, however, continue to admit the possibility that dreams may be supernatural or divine in origin. Whether or not you believe dreams have a supernatural origin, if you are experiencing such dreams, your unconscious might be urging you to be more open-minded towards unexplained phenomena; alternatively, they might be suggesting a need for radical change in your life or attitude. See also MIND, BODY, SPIRIT; NIGHTMARES; SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... spirits and ghosts dream meaning

Ghost Of Someone Who Has Died

Some believe that the ghosts in their dreams are real representations of the dead. This is an unlikely explanation of such dreams. More likely, to dream of the ghost of someone who is departed represents a part of you that is unclear and that you do not understand. Ghosts can also be all that you have left of loved ones who are no longer alive, so they can offer you comfort by appearing in your dreams, representing a welcome opportunity to speak once again to that special person and to come to terms with the fact that they are gone. To dream of the ghost of someone who has died might also represent something that you wanted that is no longer in your reach. This dream is telling you to move on. Another explanation is that your unconscious was pointing out an uncomfortable truth that your conscious mind is working hard to repress, just as the ghost of his father appeared to Shakespeare’s Hamlet to tell him something that he may already have known—that his father was murdered by Hamlet’s new stepfather.

To dream of touching a ghost and having it disappear indicates that you are trying to confront and come to terms with painful memories. Demonic ghost images with no face or dark shadows (’dementors’, if you are a Harry Potter fan) may represent your negative tendencies, unpleasant parts of personality or your ’shadow’. Old superstition-based dream interpretations say that dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand, if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it.... ghost of someone who has died dream meaning

Visitation Dream

Perhaps you, or someone you know, have had a dream where you or they are absolutely convinced of a visit by a departed loved one or religious figure in your sleep. The reason for believing such a visit actually occurred may be a deep and emotional understanding about the purpose of the visit. ‘My mother wants me to know she is doing fine,’ or ‘my friend wanted me to know she did love me, even though she found it hard to show it.’ Perhaps you had a dream in which someone you know visited you to say goodbye; later you learn that they have in fact died. Was their spirit saying goodbye, or were you worried about their poor health and the dream realized those fears? If you dreamed that a spirit comforts you when you are ill is this really a spirit or a form of self comfort?

Or did you dream of someone who died of a disfiguring disease and in your dream they appear young and whole and beautiful again. Is this their spirit visiting you or your dreaming mind’s way of helping you move beyond what his pain and suffering did to your friend physically? It’s impossible to be able to prove that dream visits from those who have passed on do or do not occur. To a great extent it does not really matter. What matters is how you feel about the dream. What messages do you feel they were bringing you, and are those messages helping you heal your grief if the person who appeared in your dreams has recently died or if the person died years ago resolve issues you may have had with them in your life so you can move forward with your life?... visitation dream dream meaning

Dreams And The Grieving Process

Dreams that focus on the early stages of mourning after the loss of a loved one are often dreams in which the dead person is still alive and well, and continuing to participate in your life. You may, for example, dream of having breakfast with them or taking a walk in the park, just the same as you did when they were alive. The reason for this is that your dreaming mind has not yet accepted the person’s absence from your life. This is a natural and healthy type of dream to have in the first phase of mourning as it allows your dreaming mind to escape the pain of reality. Some dream analysts describe such dreams not as denial, but as a catalogue of all the memories the survivor has of that person.

You may well find that feelings of hostility or anger feature in these dreams because, along with deep feelings of sadness, there are also feelings of fury that the person you cared about has left you. You may have dreams that express how guilty you feel; for example, you may dream that you are once again tending your sick relative but your attention is focused elsewhere and you can’t make them feel comfortable; similarly, you may dream that you become sick yourself or try to prevent the death happening.

At some point, however, your dreams will begin to reflect the grief and awareness that your loved one has died. Perhaps you dream you are at a restaurant and suddenly realize you need to eat alone because your partner isn’t delayed. Such dreams are often characterized by deep sadness and tears, and it is quite normal to feel depressed after having one of these. You may find yourself revisiting earlier stages of your grief again at this time, and it is very common for dead people to come into dreams to let us know it is time to stop mourning. Even if your spiritual beliefs lead you to believe that the person who has died is still with you, you still need to go through the grieving and healing process, acknowledging all the good and bad feelings you had about this person and what their death means to you. Dreams can help you with this process and experts believe it typically takes around two years to fully pass through all the stages of grief.

But what if you are still having vivid and emotional dreams of a departed loved one ten years after their death? It’s possible that you are still holding onto feelings of love and anger. Perhaps you are stuck with your grief or are simply unable to process it. For example, you may dream that a loved one keeps turning up and shouting at you.

If you have always been taught that showing emotion is a sign of weakness, then such a harmful and narrow stereotype is interfering with the natural processes of grief. Your dreaming mind will therefore highlight the issues that are stopping you completing the grieving process and moving forward with your life.

If you find yourself unable to resolve ‘unfinished business’ and move beyond feeling stuck in the grief process, consulting a therapist could be helpful.

Bear in mind that that for which you mourn may not be solely your family, friends and pets. You grieve for what you have lost and your dreams may express your sense of loss concerning important objects, such as a home; important relationships, such as the end of a marriage; important projects, such as losing a job you loved; important dreams for the future, such as the loss of a baby due to a failed IVF attempt or miscarriage; and important feelings, such as the loss of trust if you have been the victim of a violent crime. Make note of whom or what you are mourning and try to ascertain which stage of grief you are in. Do your dreams reflect this and do they give you a suggestion for how far you might begin to accept the loss?... dreams and the grieving process dream meaning

Zombie / Ghoul

A zombie is a dead person that has been brought back to life through supernatural means, usually through a voodoo ritual. To dream that you are a zombie indicates that you are feeling dead inside, perhaps stifled by your responsibilities or the lack of variety in your waking life. Perhaps you feel out of touch with the rest of the people around you. A ghoul is someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for dissection. It is also thought to be a creature that feeds on human bodies. Dreaming of a ghoul suggests that your negative ways are hindering your growth. Some dream interpreters think that dreaming of ghouls may indicate new beginnings and a desire to change your life so you can begin afresh.

Witch / sorcerer / wizard

In dreams, the appearance of a witch, sorcerer or wizard suggests the presence of a powerful archetype. In most dreams, witches represent destructive forces and repression. They may also suggest moodiness, dislike of wisdom, vindictiveness or jealousy. Some interpreters believe that witches reflect difficulties in relationship with our mother and, if the dreamer is a woman, she may become the ‘witch’ in relation to someone else. Since the early days of Christianity, witches have had a bad press; their association with the devil meant that dreams of witches have been linked with misfortune. Their original role, however, was as divine priestesses and bringers of wisdom and healing. You will need to consider your personal associations with witches and notice the feelings the dream triggers to fully interpret its meaning.

Magicians, wizards and sorcerers in dreams suggest magical abilities you possess but are not using to their fullest extent.

If the magician is using black magic, this suggests negative or selfish ways in which you might use your power of wisdom. To dream of magic that turns out to be a trick produced by a conjurer, hypnotist or magician should be regarded as a warning that all is not as it seems in waking life. Try to find out who is deceiving you; the identity of the conjurer may give you a clue.

If you are the conjurer, the dream may reflect some unease or anxiety about a current plan or negotiation in your waking life that rests on your skill and personality rather than on facts and common sense.... zombie / ghoul dream meaning

Tombstone / Grave

If the name of someone you know appears on a dream tombstone, ask yourself which characteristics you associate with that person and whether or not you should eradicate or change (kill) these characteristics in yourself.

If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.

If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.

If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.

If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.

If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you. See also NIGHTMARES... tombstone / grave dream meaning

Giant / Ogre

An encounter with a giant or ogre in your dream suggests an uphill struggle in waking life. The giant or ogre may also be a symbol of insecurity or feeling small, perhaps reminding you of your childhood when adults seemed huge. Maybe you had a dream in which you were running as fast as you could from an ogre, a hideous giant-like being who seemed intent on devouring you.

If you had a nightmare like this, it could represent your father or some other figure of masculine authority, such as a demanding teacher. On the other hand, a dream giant may represent spiritual or physical power. A giant among men in your dream may be a guide who comes to give you spiritual insight.

Not all giants are ogres, and maybe you dreamed of being rescued from the ogre’s clutches by a gentle giant, perhaps another influential figure in your life who you respect for their moral courage. Any towering presence in your dreams tends to represent either something that poses a problem to you, or someone whose power makes you feel protected, or small and helpless.... giant / ogre dream meaning

Leprechaun / Goblin

In Irish mythology, a leprechaun is a type of male elf said to inhabit the island of Ireland. They are a class of ‘faerie folk’ associated in Irish mythology and folklore, as with all faeries, with the Tuatha Dé Danann and other quasi-historical races said to have inhabited Ireland before the arrival of the Celts. They usually take the form of an old man and enjoy partaking in mischief. Their trade is that of a cobbler or shoemaker and they are often described as being seen working on a single shoe. They are said to be very rich, having many treasure crocks buried during war-time.

If anyone keeps his eye fixed upon them, they cannot escape, but the moment the eye is withdrawn they vanish. To see a leprechaun in your dream, suggests that you will reap the benefits and rewards of your hard work through perseverance and dedication. Alternatively, you may need reminding of the importance of keeping your focus on the task in hand. To dream that you are a leprechaun refers to the mischievous aspect of your personality.

In folklore, a goblin is a small grotesque creature that likes to cause trouble for humans. Some dream interpreters suggest that dreaming of a goblin suggests an awareness that you haven’t been as helpful as you could be, the dream goblin representing a secret desire to change the way you act.... leprechaun / goblin dream meaning

The Holy Grail Legend

Said to be the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper and which caught his blood at the Crucifixion, the Holy Grail is a symbol of spiritual perfection. Of all the knights of King Arthur’s Round Table, only Sir Galahad is pure enough to look into it. Sir Lancelot is unable to, because he is bound by earthly desire for Arthur’s queen Guinevere, the temptress. Alternatively, the Holy Grail in dreams may refer to the theory popularized by Dan Brown in The Da Vinci Code that the Grail is not a cup but a feminine principle or archetype embodied by Mary Magdalene, who allegedly married Christ. Typically, however, to dream of the Holy Grail represents something miraculous that allows you to move forward and reach your full potential. It can also relate to the cup of happiness and to see it in your dream suggests some form of positive change about to occur in your waking life, or to the satisfaction achieved by the overcoming of challenges and obstacles.... the holy grail legend dream meaning

Your Dream Dictionary

You may find that certain symbols keep cropping up in your dreams. Maybe your mother always appears carrying a first-aid kit or you are always aware of clocks in your dreams. Repeated elements in your dreams are likely to be personal symbols intended to convey certain meanings that go beyond their universal meanings. A clock, for example is a universal symbol of time, but it may also suggest to you that your time is running out or that you need to keep things in order.

As always, the context of your dream will help you determine its meaning. It might help to create your own personal dream journal or dictionary to help you identify reoccurring personal dream images and their meanings. Here are some guidelines:

For one week write down as many images as you can recall for your dream. Try to use single words for each image; for example, dog, cup, spoon and so on. Do this as you first wake up when the images are still fresh in your mind. Then write down beside each symbol any associations that occur.

If a symbol crops up on more than one occasion, make a special mark by it and note whether the context was different. At the end of the week, organize your list alphabetically and see which images appear most often. You might want to repeat this for another week afterwards to add to your personal dream dictionary.

Bear in mind that dream images change as you do and may require additional meanings. You are also more likely to have dreams at turning points in your life, such as leaving school, finding a new job or getting married.

If you find yourself inundated with symbols and messages, try to concentrate on only one or two dreams, or on those dreams that you recognize as being important by their power and the feelings with which they leave you.... your dream dictionary dream meaning

Grape / Grapefruit

Grapes are a symbol of sexual pleasure, being a fruit that is meant to be shared with a lover or placed in another’s mouth. Grapes therefore express sexuality in all its erotic joy.

If the grapes are sour in your dreams, this can suggest disgust or displeasure. Given its origin from grapes, wine is a dream symbol of the free spirit—the sense of intoxication can allow the dream to rise above the mundane. To see grapevines in your dream is a symbol of opulence, wealth and decadence. To see or eat grapes in your dream, represents sexuality but they can also represent wealth and prosperity. To dream that you are picking and gathering grapes may signify profit and the realization of your desires. To see or eat a grapefruit in your dream represents a sense of well-being and a refreshed state of mind and body.

If you dream of a grapefruit tree in your dream, it is symbolic of your talents, belief system and good deeds. It may also represent the fruits of your labor.... grape / grapefruit dream meaning

Gale / Hurricane

In both the real world and in dreamland, gales and high winds suggest potential disaster. Your dreaming mind may be warning you that someone’s pent-up emotion is about to burst out of control; that person could be you. Or has a situation reached a crisis point? A tornado or hurricane is an even stronger image of feeling powerless against violent and chaotic emotions. The image of a hurricane or tornado flattening houses or hurtling cars in the air may suggest the frailty of the material world or reflect your own feelings of insecurity

A dream whirlwind has a different message, as it suggests confusion or a romance that may be about to completely change your life. An argument with a loved one may turn into a dream storm or hurricane, but your dream may contain clues for avoiding the worst of the storm. For example, the sun may have shone through, you may have found shelter or a gentle breeze may have lifted your spirits.

If you lost your struggle against the wind, this indicates that you feel as if you are being forced to go along with others.

If you enjoyed being carried along by gusts of wind, this may suggest a longing for adventure, unpredictability and freedom from responsibility.... gale / hurricane dream meaning

Did We Always Dream?

That may seem like a silly question, but think about early man. Have people always dreamt even when the world around them was quite simple and mundane? The answer is yes. While we cannot have definitive proof of paleo-man, we can know that back in the Roman Era, striking and significant dreams were submitted to the Senate for analysis and interpretation.

What did man do with these odd images that appeared during their sleep? Well, they did what we do today – tried to interpret them!

Dream interpretations date back to 3000-4000 B.C. where they were documented on clay tablets. For as long as we have been able to communicate our dreams, we have been fascinated with them and strive to understand them.

People in primal societies were unable to distinguish between the dream world and reality. They not only saw the dream world as an extension of reality, but that the dream realm was a more powerful world.

Back in the Greek and Roman era, dreams were often seen in a religious context and messages from the gods. Temples, called Asclepieions were built around the power of dreams. It was believed that sick people who slept in these temples would be sent cures through their dreams.

In Egypt, priests also acted as dream interpreters. The Egyptians recorded their dreams in hieroglyphics. People with particular vivid and significant dreams were believed to be blessed and were considered special. People who had the power to interpret dreams were looked up to and seen as divinely gifted. In the bible, there are over seven hundred mentions of dreams. Tracing back to these ancient cultures, people had always had an inclination to interpret dreams

Dreams were also seen as prophetic and an omen from outside spirits. People often looked to their dreams for signs of warning and advice from a deity, from the dead or even the works of a demon. Sometimes they look to their dreams for what to do or what course of action to take.

Dreams often dictated the actions of political and military leaders. In fact, in the Green and Roman era, dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battle to help. Some interpreters aided the medicine men in a diagnosis. Dreams offered a vital clue for healers in finding what was wrong with the dreamer.

Dreaming can be seen as an actual place that your spirit and soul leaves every night to go and visit. The Chinese believed that the soul leaves the body to go into this world. However, if they should be suddenly awakened, their soul may fail to return to the body. For this reason, some Chinese today, are wary of alarm clocks.

Some Native American tribes and Mexican civilizations share this same notion of a distinct dream dimension. They believed that their ancestors lived in their dreams and take on non-human forms like plants. They see that dreams as a way of visiting and having contact with their ancestors. Dreams also helped to point their mission or role in life.

During the Middle Ages, dreams were seen as evil and its images were temptations from the devil. In the vulnerable sleep state, the devil was believed to fill the mind of humans with poisonous thoughts. He did his dirty work though dreams attempting to mislead humans down a wrong path.

In the early 19th century, dreams were dismissed as stemming from anxiety, a household noise or even indigestion. Hence there was really no meaning to it. Later on in the 19th century, Sigmund Freud revived the importance of dreams and its significance and need for interpretation. He revolutionized the study of dreams.... did we always dream? dream meaning

Why Do We Dream?

The brain receives stimuli from many different sources all day long. There are far too many stimuli for it to process. The mind prioritizes the stimuli and makes you aware of those that need immediate attention (the crying baby, the out-of-control car, your boss’ request) so that you may act accordingly.

The stimuli that you are not consciously aware of are nevertheless noted by the brain, but on a subconscious level (the drip of the bathroom water faucet, the remark by a coworker at the water cooler while you were on the telephone.)

Furthermore, you feel emotions all day. Some you acknowledge and act on (you say thank you and smile when you are complimented.) Some you repress or do not allow yourself to act on (you don’t punch your boss in the nose when he tells you the report you worked on for a week is no longer needed.)

Traumatic experiences occur that you face (you call the police) or if it too painful, you deny them happening and send them deep into your subconscious (repression.)

In addition to all these emotions and stimuli the brain must process daily, it also keeps your body functioning; it remembers names and faces; it allows you to talk and walk and chew gum (sometimes all at the same time); and performs numerous other activities that you take for granted.

You must admit -- that’s a lot to do. At night, when your body must rest, the mind continues working. When no longer called upon to type letters and do the grocery shopping, the brain concentrates on processing all of those subconscious stimuli and emotions (while still maintaining body temperature and breathing, etc.)

This is why we dream. Only you are not awake to receive the signals at a conscious level -- you can not hear or see or touch (at a conscious level) while you are sleeping. The brain must resort to other means to get the signals through to your conscious mind. This is why we dream the way we do.

The mind uses everything at its disposal (which is everything it has ever been exposed to) to get the message across. Simply put, dreaming is the minds way of processing all of the stimuli and emotions it has received during the day or repressed over time, so that you may act on them.

All in all, it’s a pretty neat system. But unless you are remembering and making sense of your dreams, you are missing out on countless opportunities to learn about yourself and experience life to its fullest.

Even though we’ve addressed it before, it bears repeating. Why should you try and remember your dreams?... why do we dream? dream meaning

A Brief History Of Dream Interpretation

‘Now Allah has created the dream not only as a means of guidance and instruction, I refer to the dream, but he has made it a window on the World of the Unseen.’
Mohammed, the Prophet

Ancient art and literature are crowded with references to dreams. For thousands of years dreams have been credited with supernatural or prophetic significance by the majority of the world’s spiritual traditions. The Bible, for instance, makes it clear that dreams are divine messages and this explanation for dreams was shared by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, all of whom also believed that dreams had healing powers.

Certain cultures, such as the Australian Aborigines and many African and Native American tribes, have always believed dreaming to be a way in which an individual can enter into the collective spirit memory. To this day, dream pooling plays an important role in those societies where tribal members gather together for the purpose of interpreting dreams. Another view is held by the Inuit of Hudson Bay in Canada, who believe that when a person falls asleep and dreams, their soul goes wandering.

The Egyptians are thought to have been the first to develop a system of contrary dream interpretation; a positive dream, for example, predicts misfortune and a nightmare predicts an improvement in waking fortunes. They produced the earliest known dream dictionary, written approximately 4,000 years ago. Now called the Chester Beatty Papyrus, it came from Thebes in Egypt and is kept in the British Museum.

It was the ancient Greeks, however, who first proposed the theory that dreams were not from some external, divine source but internal communications, or the divine spark within. Plato (427-347 BC) suggested that dreams were expressions of a person’s hidden desires, whilst his pupil Aristotle (384-322 BC) speculated that dreams shared similar themes and were not divine oracles but coincidences. It was the ‘father of medicine’ Hippocrates (460-377 BC) who proposed that dream symbols reflect the state of the dreamer’s body—for example, fire denoted indigestion—and should be regarded as valuable diagnostic tools.

The first fully-fledged dream researcher to focus on dream symbols and dream themes was a Roman living in Greek Asia Minor called Artemidorus (AD 138-180), who wrote a book about dream interpretation that is still in print. As far as Artemidorus was concerned, dream symbols had certain meanings but the most important aspect of dream interpretation was the symbols’ personal significance to the dreamer, along with the dreamer’s personal circumstances.

In much of Europe, even though the early Christians respected dreams for their spiritual significance, the repressive control of the Roman Catholic Church put a stop to any attempts at dream interpretation. By the fifteenth century, dreams were regarded as no longer significant or important. Even a century or so later, Shakespeare called them ‘children of the idle brain’. This school of thought persisted into the eighteenth century, when dreams were still thought to be meaningless.

In the early nineteenth century, when the restrictive influence of the Church began to wane and members of the German Romantic movement—in their quest for spontaneous expression—rediscovered the potential of dreams, a revival of interest in dream interpretation began to trickle into the mainstream with the publication of popular dream dictionaries such as Raphael’s Royal Book of Dreams (1830). The stage was now set for Freud and Jung; two men who continue to have the greatest impact on the way we interpret dreams today.... a brief history of dream interpretation dream meaning

Other Important Dream Theorists

Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937) suggested that dreams are all about wish-fulfillment because they allow the dreamer to have skills and powers denied to him or her in waking life. According to Adler, ‘the purpose of dreams must be in the feelings they arouse.’

Gestalt psychologist Fritz Perls (1893-1970) believed that dreams project hidden aspects of our personalities and the best way to interpret them is to use a non-interpretative interviewing technique. In other words, you ask your dream character or object what they are trying to say. Then you try to adopt the dream’s mindset and answer the questions.

Australian dream expert Gayle Delaney suggests using an interviewing technique that addresses questions such as ‘how did the dream make you feel?’ or ‘how can you connect your dream with your waking life?’

Some dream theorists believe dreams deal with problems we can’t solve in waking life and offer solutions. Looking at them in the light of waking day, and believing them to be full of insight, we may sometimes come up with new ideas or insights while studying and interpreting them.

Thanks to the work of Jung and Freud and other influential dream theorists, dream interpretation is now accessible to everyone. It’s as popular today as it has ever been, with people from all walks of life using dreams as unique and personal sources of guidance and inspiration, or as tools for change, growth and personal development. As we’ve seen, there are many approaches to the study and interpretation of dreams and you’ll find a fusion of all of these in this book.... other important dream theorists dream meaning

Learn Dream Symbol Language

Your dream and its symbols speak through the language of dream symbolism. Although that language shares similarities across dreamers, each dreamer’s subconscious mind speaks in its own personal “dialect” of dream symbolism. So in this book you’ll learn about the “standard” language of dream symbols (to the extent that there is a standard one), plus you’ll learn how to decipher your own subconscious mind’s personal symbol meanings (your personal “dialect”). The following three sections introduce the primary considerations about personal dream symbol translation to keep in mind as you explore the symbol descriptions in this book.

Personal Meaning
Because dream symbol meaning is subjective and personal to the dreamer, consider what the symbol means to you personally. To help yourself better understand its personal meaning, you could ask yourself:

  • What thoughts and feelings come up when I think of this thing?
  • How would I describe this thing to someone who has never seen it before? (See also TOOL: Caveman Explanation.)
  • How would I feel about this thing if I actually saw it in real life?
  • What would I say if someone asked for my impression of this thing?

Context
A dream symbol’s meaning can be very specific to its context in the dream. So, think about how the symbol appeared in the dream and what that may convey about its meaning. For example, pay attention to:

  • Where was the object?
  • Was there anything unusual about its location or position?
  • What was it near or surrounded by (objects, people, etc.)?
  • What was its environment (indoor or outdoor, lighting, mood, weather, etc.)?
  • (If an inanimate object) What was happening to it?
  • (If a living being) What was it doing, how, where, and with whom?
  • How were the characters (including you) viewing or relating to it?
  • How did you feel about all of the above?
  • Look Beyond the Obvious

A dream symbol often represents something beyond its obvious meaning. A rose could represent a real-life rose, but it’s much more likely to represent something else more symbolic (such as a feeling, characteristic, or event). So look beyond your symbol’s literal meaning by asking yourself, “What else could this symbol mean?”

Let Intuition Be Your Guide

  • As you work toward understanding a dream symbol, the goal is for your intuition to recognize the symbol’s true meaning. The process of reaching that your subconscious mind to reveal the symbol’s meaning, and to give your intuition a chance to recognize the meaning when you see it.
  • Whether a particular meaning from this book or elsewhere in your mind is the true meaning of your dream symbol.

(For more on intuition as a dream interpretation tool, see Recognizing Dream Symbol Meaning.)

Take the Winding Path
“When you start down the path of exploring a particular dream symbol, be willing to persevere even if the path is a winding one. You may not always know which way to go, but your intuition will guide you if you pay attention to it.

Since your goal in symbol exploration is to intuitively recognize the symbol’s true meaning, it’s a good idea to give your mind a chance to encounter that meaning so your intuition can recognize it. Sometimes the true meaning simply comes forward within your consciousness and then your intuition confirms it. However, more often you’ll need to put in a little more effort to discover it. If the true meaning isn’t evident, you can use a technique that parades various possible meanings past your “inner intuitive eye,” giving it a chance to confirm the true one. The technique can be as simple as mentally listing the meanings you associate with the symbol or reading the symbol’s description in this book. You could also use a dream analysis tool that prompts your subconscious mind to reveal the meanings it associates with the symbol, such as TOOL: Caveman Explanation, or many others in the Dream Analysis Toolkit in the first book of this series, The Curious Dreamer’s Practical Guide to Dream Interpretation.... learn dream symbol language dream meaning

Recognizing Dream Symbol Meaning

When you’re trying to understand the meaning of a dream symbol, what you’re really looking for is what that symbol means for you (not for someone else) in its current context in this particular dream (not in someone else’s dream or another dream you had ten years ago).

I use the term “true meaning” to refer to the accurate translation of what your subconscious mind was portraying in the dream. The true meaning is usually the one that resonates with you as you’re considering various possible meanings, the one that rings true according to your intuition, and the one that your subconscious mind recognizes as the original meaning.

Intuition Is Your Dream Translator
Your intuition is your own personal translator of dream meaning. Intuition is key in understanding both the meaning of the overall dream and the meanings of its individual symbols because your intuition is the part of you that recognizes the truth.

Explore Until Your Intuition Says Yes
Rather than working in a linear or logical way (like when you’re solving a math problem), your intuition may require you to spend some time mulling over your dream symbol before an intuitive insight comes forward. So try looking at your dream symbol in different ways and considering different meanings until your intuition says, “Aha! That’s the one.” Keep exploring until you experience a flash of intuitive recognition, a sudden sense that everything within you is in alignment, or a sense of peace and completion. (You’ll learn to recognize this intuitive sense as you encounter it more often.)... recognizing dream symbol meaning dream meaning

Tips For Translating Dream Symbolism

Dream symbol meaning is specific to each dreamer, and it can even vary from dream to dream for the same dreamer. As your subconscious mind chooses particular dream symbols to portray particular aspects of your waking life, it may be influenced by many factors and may follow certain patterns. At the same time, all of our subconscious minds seem to use a set of similar approaches to encode meaning into dream symbols.

Dreams Are About You
Because dreams occur within a deep part of yourself, it’s not surprising that most of what they convey pertains to yourself and your life.

Dreams Tell About You and Your Life

Dreams very often portray a snapshot of some part of your daily life or something on your mind, presented from the perspective of (and in the language of) your subconscious mind. As you examine each dream, you can often find a parallel between each element in the dream and a certain element of your waking life or mind.

Dreams Show Your Perspective
In most dreams, everything in the dream (all the elements, people, settings, etc.) pertains to you personally. More specifically, most dreams portray your thoughts and feelings about things, rather than portraying the things themselves. Each dream symbol tends to represent your perspective of something from real life, rather than the actual thing. For example, your sister in a dream likely portrays your experience of her (rather than her, herself), your perception of something she said (rather than what she actually said or meant), or your assumption about what she was thinking (rather than her actual thoughts).

Dreams Convey a Distorted Reality
Because dreams portray people and things the way you view or interpret them, you can’t rely on a dream for an accurate representation of reality. Every dream has been filtered through the distorting lens of your subconscious mind and often infused with subconscious fears, desires, and imaginings. Therefore, it’s unwise to base a decision solely on a dream, which would mean blindly following the whims of your subconscious mind.... tips for translating dream symbolism dream meaning

What's In A Dream?

Are dreams some strange, mysterious phenomenon that spontaneously happen on the night shift of life? Or is there some deeper meaning behind this universal experience?

Throughout recorded history humankind has valued the dream. A source of guidance, inspiration, prophecy, predic­ tion and problem solving, dreams are a common experience to us all. They know no boundaries between young and old, rich and poor, races, religions and nationalities, In every cul­ ture we find some version of “sleeping on a problem” before making a decision. The Bible and other ancient texts are filled with examples of how dreams have played important roles in people’s lives.

What is this wonderful dimension that is so near and yet so far? To understand the real meaning of dreams we must delve beneath the surface to the purpose of it all. Why are we here? How are we to answer the age-old question: Who am I?... what's in a dream? dream meaning

Levels Of Interpretation

A dream can be seen on many levels. There is a literal meaning which is usually not the correct interpretation. But it depends upon what you ask for. For example, a woman asked that she be given insight on her marriage. She had tried many things to improve the situation, suggesting counseling, communication, and so on. In her dream she was shown herself and her husband in a desert, walking up to a trader selling phony wedding bands made out of tin. When she looked at her husband, his face was in a haze, distant. When they rode out of the desert and stopped at a little house for refreshment, she was greeted by a stranger who embraced her with a warmth and love that she immediately knew was missing in the relationship with her husband. This dream could be interpreted that her masculine and feminine parts of self were not balanced, but she had asked specifically about the relationship. In this case the woman was working on balance within. As much as she did not want to hear it, she realized the relationship was not based on mutual love. It was not really a marriage, and no growth (desert) symbolized its present state. The series of dreams which followed indicated the same thing. She knew then that she had to leave. This was a positive solution to the problem. Although some of the answers we receive may not be what we want to hear, they are always for our highest good. As soon as the woman was out of the relationship, she wondered what took her so long to see the situation and get on with her life.... levels of interpretation dream meaning

Consider Common Dream Symbolism First

If there’s any such thing as a shortcut to finding dream meaning, this is it. The majority of dreams convey meaning using one of just a few forms of symbolism. So, chances are that your dream symbol represents something in your life or mind in one of the following ways, which you’ll begin to recognize as you interpret more dreams. When searching for a symbol’s meaning, always consider these most common forms of symbolism first.

Literal Translation
If the dream symbol (person, event, object, action, setting, etc.) exists in your real life, it might represent that actual element of your waking life. For example, your mother who was hugging you might represent a particular time she hugged you, or her affection toward you in general. Consider whether the dream symbol might represent the same thing in your current life, past, or imagined future, and whether your feelings about the dream symbol remind you of feelings you felt about something in your real life (perhaps recently).

Emotions
The emotions you feel regarding the dream symbol are probably the same as the emotions you feel about whatever the symbol represents in your real life. For example, if you feel overwhelmed by a swarm of insects in a dream, the swarm might represent your to-do list that feels overwhelming in real life. (See more about emotions in the Emotions symbol category.)

Abundance or Lack
A dream symbol can represent something that you feel you have too much of, do too much of, or want less of in your real life. Alternatively, your dream symbol could represent something that you feel you lack, do too little of, or want more of. If your dream contained a pleasant experience (such as relaxing on a beach), your subconscious mind could be pointing to your desire for more relaxation in your life. If your dream was unpleasant (such as someone judging you), your subconscious mind may have been focused on trying to avoid that kind of experience in real life.

Personal Symbolism
A dream symbol may convey meaning that you personally associate with it based on your experiences, feelings, and other influences (as described in Subconscious Influences on Dream Symbolism). For example, one person might associate a baby with vulnerability and someone else might associate it with growth.

A particular dream symbol may bring more than one meaning to mind for you. For example, money might bring to mind how fun it is to spend, but you might also think of money as power or a solution to financial problems. If the first meaning that comes to mind doesn’t seem to relate to anything in your real life and doesn’t resonate intuitively, explore additional meanings (TOOL: Caveman Explanation is helpful for this).

Importance
The symbols you tend to notice in a dream are often the most important ones. So a good place to start when exploring your dream is with the symbols that stood out. Symbols may stand out because they’re so huge you can’t miss them (like a boulder falling on your house) or they could be small details that happen to stand out in your mind (like the chipped rim of a teacup). Sometimes an important symbol is highlighted in the dream with a bright color, illuminated with light, pointed to with an arrow, or emphasized in some other way.

Urgency
If there’s a sense of urgency involved in the dream, the dream might represent an urgent matter that you feel needs attention in your real life (or one that you fear or imagine needing attention). For example, a dream about trying to put out a fire at work could point to a real-life problem that arose suddenly at work that you feel requires quick action to avoid catastrophe.

Subject Context
A dream might be about you or it could represent your perception of a friend or a recent situation—even in the media, on TV, or in a movie. For example, in a dream about a girl wearing a cheerful flowered dress, the girl could represent a happier version of yourself or your desire to feel more cheerful. Alternatively, she might represent a friend who was in a happy mood when you saw her yesterday, an upbeat song you just heard, or an optimistic character you saw in a TV show last night.

Time Context
A dream symbol could represent something in your past, present, or imagined future. Look for elements that bring to mind a particular time frame, either in the characteristics of the symbol itself or in the other things associated with it in the dream (people, activities, clothes, places, music, books, etc.). Time-related cues could include things like hair or clothing styles, a person appearing younger or older than their current age in real life, technologies of a different era, or personal cues such as the cowboy boots you wore at age seven.

Emotional Exaggeration
When a dream portrays a real-life situation that’s particularly emotional for the dreamer, sometimes the situation shows up as exaggerated in the dream. In other words, the subconscious mind may amplify the real-life situation, “making a mountain out of a molehill,” expressing how strongly you feel about the dream’s subject matter. For example, if in real life you saw a baby snake in your yard, and you’re very afraid of snakes, the snake might show up in a dream as a huge serpent attacking you. So, consider whether a particular dream symbol could represent a similar but less extreme situation in your waking life, about which you feel strong emotion.... consider common dream symbolism first dream meaning

Dream Interpretation And Recording Dreams

Dreams may come in almost any form and use any symbol or story line imaginable. Recognizing the feeling level in the dream as well as the particular symbols is important to understanding its meaning.

First, write down the dream as fully as you can. Second, write down all the symbols you can identify and the possible meaning beside them. Look them up; check an unabridged dictionary if necessary. Third, write out your interpretation. The following is a sample dream and its interpretation:

Step 1
The Dream

A woman was on a bus with a spiritual leader and members of a spiritual group. A man got on the bus wearing a dark coat and hat. He started robbing everyone. The woman had $600 in her wallet. She was lying in a sleeping bag. She wanted to hide her wallet but her left hand was asleep and she could not move.

Step 2
Recording dream symbols:

  • woman - feminine, creative part of self bus - large vehicle for growth
  • spiritual leader - her own higher self, spiritual teacher
  • spiritual group - growth conscious parts of self
  • man - masculine, assertive, strong part of self
  • dark - the unknown
  • coat - cover, hiding
  • hat - role she plays
  • robbing - stealing energy
  • $600 - 6 is your guidance, higher teachers, White Brotherhood (teachers of light); pay attention wallet - identity
  • sleeping bag - in a cocoon, hiding in a womb left hand - receiving hand asleep - numb, passive, not allowing others to give to her.

Step 3
Interpretation

The feminine part of the woman has a large capacity for growth. Many parts of herself are growth conscious and she is with or being led by her higher self. She has covered up or suppressed the strong, assertive part of herself. It is unknown to her. She allows people to take her energy without ever saying no. She gives her power away. The 6 is her guidance saying: look what you are doing. Be assertive!

She is afraid of losing her identity by being assertive and she is unable to do anything about it zipped up in her cocoon. She is unable to receive and allow others to give back to her. All her energy is going out, not returning. Her inability to receive is the main message of the dream.

Levels of Interpretation
A dream can be seen on many levels. There is a literal meaning which is usually not the correct interpretation. But it depends upon what you ask for.

For example, a woman asked that she be given insight on her marriage. She had tried many things to improve the situation, suggesting counseling, communication, and so on. In her dream she was shown herself and her husband in a desert, walking up to a trader selling phony wedding bands made out of tin. When she looked at her husband, his face was in a haze, distant. When they rode out of the desert and stopped at a little house for refreshment, she was greeted by a stranger who embraced her with a warmth and love that she immediately knew was missing in the relationship with her husband.

This dream could be interpreted that her masculine and feminine parts of self were not balanced, but she had asked specifically about the relationship. In this case the woman was working on balance within. As much as she did not want to hear it, she realized the relationship was not based on mutual love. It was not really a marriage, and no growth (desert) symbolized its present state. The series of dreams which followed indicated the same thing. She knew then that she had to leave.

This was a positive solution to the problem. Although some of the answers we receive may not be what we want to hear, they are always for our highest good. As soon as the woman was out of the relationship, she wondered what took her so long to see the situation and get on with her life.... dream interpretation and recording dreams dream meaning

Gaining Control

When you begin to gain control of dreams, you are often aware when you are dreaming. If you are being confronted with fears or strange images, you can ask them what they represent and will immediately get the answer, as I mentioned before. Through gaining control of the dream state you are able to raise your awareness to higher and higher levels. The higher your energy, the greater your awareness, the easier your life is. You become much more attuned to creating what you want, and begin reaping the benefits of your true birthright, which is joy, abundance, understanding, wisdom and love.... gaining control dream meaning

Working With Dream Images

All dream images have a symbolic message. The ones that are the most startling are the fear images. We have many fears we have suppressed from childhood on, and these are free to surface in both dream and meditative states. It is important to remember that you are not your fears. Fears are simply negative thought forms which have no reality on their own. When we take away their power, they no longer have any influence over our lives. Although our purpose in life is to meet the self, we spend a lot of time running away. We are afraid of many things, especially those which are unknown to us. We fear that which we do not understand. Each fear represents a block to our true beauty, the inner spiritual being. We should welcome all these frightening images, as they will reveal to us limited thinking and beliefs that thwart our development. Any images that you identify but do not understand can be met and worked with in a "do it yourself" guided imagery or through meditation. This technique is particularly helpful when working with frightening images. If you have a frightening monster creature, or a frightening person, it is a fear blown out of proportion. Upon awakening bring the image back to mind. Imagine this "being" unzipping its monster costume, letting the fearful outer garb fall to the floor. Instead a little part of the self walks out, maybe a tiny little person, who offers you a present. You ask the little being what it has to teach you and imagine it lovingly giving you its message. You can establish a dialogue with any dream image and let it talk back to you. Just do a Disneyland number with it. If it is a tree, imagine it with a face, arms and legs, and ask it questions. If it is a big fence or wall, again, give it a face and let it talk to you. Imagine what it would say. To use this technique effectively, try the following steps:
  1. Write down a description of the dream image you do not understand.
  2. Relax, enter a meditative state, then picture the image in your mind. If it is inanimate, give it a face and let it talk to you. If it is big and fearful, imagine it unzipping its scary Halloween suit and stepping out as something quite harmless and ordinary. Then strike up a conversation. Remember, the scare tactics are just to get your attention.
  3. Now ask: What insight have you brought me? Or, What part of myself do you represent? Allow the image to speak to you; make up what you think it will say if words do not come readily. You may actually hear words or just get a strong sense of what this form really represents.
  4. After the conversation, thank the image for appearing to you. If you still feel unclear, ask it to present itself in a different form in your next dream so that you will understand.
When you begin to gain control of the dream state, that is, when you know you are dreaming, then you can stop and meet images while still in the dream. If something is chasing you, you can turn around and say, ''Hey, wait a minute. Let's get this thing settled. Why am I allowing you to chase me, and what part of me do you represent?" When you can confront an image in the dream, you get immediate insight on what it is. And as soon as you face a fear, you have conquered it. Keep a sense of humor and you immediately restore perspective. Also, when you become aware at any time you are dreaming, you can stop a dream and say, "All right, now I am ready to learn." You can ask any question and the answer will be given. This is what we are working to do: to gain complete control of the dream state so that it becomes a vehicle for higher learning and integration of self.... working with dream images dream meaning

Archetypes (archetypal Dream Images)

While the notion of archetypes is at least as old as Plato, it is most familiar to the modern world through the work of Carl Jung, the prominent Swiss psychotherapist. In contrast to his mentor Sigmund Freud, Jung divided the unconscious mind into two subdivisions, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious (which he also referred to as the objective psyche). The personal unconscious is shaped by our personal experiences, whereas the collective unconscious represents our inheritance of the collective experience of humankind. This storehouse of humanity’s experiences exists in the form of archetypes (or prototypes).

The archetypes predispose us to subconsciously organize our personal experiences in certain ways. We are, for instance, predisposed to perceive someone in our early environment as a father because of the father archetype. If a person’s biological father is absent during childhood, someone else (e.g., an older brother) is assimilated into this archetype, providing concrete images for the father complex (the reflection of the father archetype in the personal unconscious).

Archetypes are not specific images or symbols. They are more like invisible magnetic fields that cause iron filings to arrange themselves according to certain patterns. For example, Jung postulated the existence of a self archetype, which constitutes the unconscious basis for our ego—our conscious self-image or self-concept. In dreams, this self is represented in a variety of ways, often in the form of a circle or mandala (a circular diagram used as an aid to meditation in Hinduism and Buddhism). The self can also be represented by surrogate symbols, such as four of almost anything (according to Jung, four is the number of whole- ness and hence a symbol of the self), a pattern Jung referred to as a quaternity. These concrete manifestations of elusive archetypes are referred to as archetypal images or, when they appear in dreams, as archetypal dream images.

Jung asserted that much of world mythology and folklore represents manifestations of the collective unconscious. He based this assertion on his discovery that the dreams of his patients frequently contained images with which they were completely unfamiliar, but which seemed to reflect symbols that could be found somewhere in the mythological systems of world culture. Jung further found that if he could discover the specific meaning of such images in their native culture, he could better understand the dreams in which they occurred. The process of seeking such meanings is referred to as amplification.... archetypes (archetypal dream images) dream meaning

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.... dream in traditions dream meaning

Interpretation By Contraposition

Some dreams are interpreted to mean the opposite when the elements are related.

This tradition comes from examples such as crying when one is extremely happy; or when laughing in the face of adversities; or seeing the sun and the moon fighting and interpreting it as a fight between two people; or calling a flood an enemy and an enemy a flood, because both are destructive; or when eating a fig in a dream to mean regret and regret to mean eating a fig, because the fig tree is accursed in some traditions; or when one sees himself dead in a dream, though even if he does not have the look of dead people to mean losses or destruction of part of one's house; or interpreting locusts as warriors and warriors as locusts, because of the destruction they both cause to a land; etcetera.... interpretation by contraposition dream meaning

Interpretation By Correlation, Relativity, And Approximation

In this case, laughing in a dream means sorrow, while smiling in a dream means politeness and correct conduct.

Crying in a dream is usually interpreted as happiness, but when accompanied with intonation or wailing, it means a calamity.

As for putting grease over one's hair, dream interpreters infer the meaning of adornment, while if it dribbles over one's face, they call it hypocrisy, fawning, or adulation.

As for saffron in a dream, they interpret it to mean praises or commendation, while should its color manifest in one's body or clothing, then they call it an illness.

As for feathers in a dream, they call them wealth or comfort, but when one sees himself flying with wings, they interpret it to mean travels or rising in station, depending on how high one reaches in his dream.

If one's hand is cut off in a dream, and if he sees himself carrying it, it means having a brother or a son, while if he loses it in the dream, it means an adversity or loss of a brother or a son.

If a sick person sees himself in a dream walking out of his house in silence, it means his death and funeral, while if he speaks in the dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. ... interpretation by correlation, relativity, and approximation dream meaning

Groundnut

Dreaming about groundnut is a sign of trying to uncover hidden truth. In order to eat a peanut, you have to crack the shell to get the nut out.

If you dream of cracking the shell in this way, this signifies that you have a great desire to learn the truth about a situation and will go to any lengths to find out what information might be hidden.

On the other hand, if you dream about eating shelled peanuts out of a jar, this indicates that you want to know the truth without having to work for it, and you might be satisfied with less than the total truth.

Do you see nuts scattered on the floor in your own house in a dream? This means that love and harmony in the family awaits you. For a man, such a dream prophesies major acquisitions, and not in vain, but necessary ones, the interpreter pleases.

Harvesting groundnut in a dream is a sign of profit, but not an easy one. And if you see in a dream how you dig up peanuts and peel them from the shell, this is a symbol of the fact that you will spend a lot of effort, nerves and energy doing the work, but you will receive huge dividends for this.

Eating peanuts without beer in a dream is a sign of excellent health, the Eastern interpreter predicts. But, if you want to know why you dream of eating salted peanuts with beer in the company of friends, then refer to the explanations of the Gypsy interpreter. According to his version, such a dream prophesies a decision in an urgent matter.

If you dreamed about sweet peanuts, remember what exactly the kernel was "shrouded" in in a dream for the correct interpretation. Here is how the dream books explain why such visions appears in a dream:

  • Groundnut covered with sugar - means a successful resolution of a problematic issue;
  • Groundnut with chocolate - joy and fun in the company of close people or relatives;
  • In colored glaze - promises new interesting acquaintances that will bring you benefits;
  • Groundnut with honey - good health and excellent well-being, for sick people - predicts recovery.
... groundnut dream meaning

Toxic Dream

A Toxic Dream is usually a very realistic, upsetting dream that’s most likely to occur when your body is overloaded or stressed during sleep.

The terrible, nightmarish quality of a Toxic Dream can signal that your body, emotions, or mind were in a toxic state at the time of the dream.

This type of dream can result from a number of factors from earlier in the day, including: eating refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour, etc.), processed or junk food, or additives or preservatives; eating too much too close to bedtime; ingesting drugs or other substances that tax the body; encountering environmental toxins (mold, exhaust fumes, etc.); physical, emotional, or mental stress; toxic feelings (such as going to bed angry); not resting your body and mind enough during the day.... toxic dream dream meaning

Physiological Effects On The Body While You Dream

THE BRAIN STAYS ACTIVE. The brain is as active while you dream as it is when you are awake. The body may show physiological signs when you are in dreaming, such as rapid, irregular, or shallow breathing, an increase in heart rate, or a rise in blood pressure.

YOUR MUSCLES FREEZE. A little known fact is that when you dream, the large body muscles, like in your arms and legs, become immobile, as a temporary state of paralysis.

THE DREAMING AND WAKING STATES CAN OVERLAP. Though waking and dreaming are separate states of awareness, their boundaries are not always distinct and there can be a few rare moments of brief overlap. If you accidentally wake up at the end of a dream but are not yet quite awake—which can happen during an intense or scary dream—the effect can be startling. Your mind may still be partly lodged in the dream and yet partially awake. You may notice that you can’t move, an experience people often cite with trepidation. Not being able to move during a dream is normal. The paralysis vanishes when the dream ends or as you fully awaken. This is simply an overlap experience between waking and dreaming.

YOU DO NOT SLEEPWALK WHILE HAVING A DREAM. A common misconception is that people sleepwalk because they are acting out a dream. Not so. Because your arms and legs do not move when dreaming, you cannot physically act out your dreams. People who sleepwalk are not actually dreaming, even though they may report vivid images. Sleepwalking is a type of sleep disorder that most often occurs during deep-sleep, which is stage three, the deepest phase of sleep.

THE BOUNCE-BACK EFFECT. If you lose or reduce your “dream time” for even one night due to a lack of sleep, the next time that you sleep, you will experience extra dreaming time, until you catch up. This bounce-back effect restores the missed dream time, an effect that highlights the importance of dreaming as a built-in, physiological mechanism.... physiological effects on the body while you dream dream meaning

The Birth Of A Dream

AN AUTOMATIC NIGHTLY REVIEW. Once you fall asleep, the mind turns on an “automatic housekeeping” button to filter and prioritize the day’s events, feelings, and reactions. The mind now needs to handle the piled up inner-to-outer matchups from your day’s experiences. The psyche kicks into gear and begins to review the leftover concerns, which Freud originally named “day residues.” Esteemed dream pioneer, Dr. Montague Ullman highlighted such “day residues” as the seeds of a dream in his many books on dream interpretation. However, neither Freud nor Ullman explained how a dream actually unfolds. Stay tuned. Based on a lifetime of observation, this is how we see that a dream is born.

STEPS IN THE BIRTH OF A DREAM. The psyche’s nightly review goes something like this:

A QUICK FIRST SCAN AND SORT. Like a high-speed computer, the psyche scans how the day’s activities, thoughts, feelings, and observations, match up. It compares your new experiences to your similar past experiences. The psyche further observes how these new observations stack up against your goals, ideals, hopes, and wishes. During this first pass, the mind creates two piles: (1) the “completed” pile and (2) the “still needs attention” pile.

ITEMS IN THE “COMPLETED” PILE ARE FILED. The psyche first addresses the actions, thoughts, and feelings that were adequately handled and completed during the day. The items that have no emotional leftovers or loose ends are stored in memory. This is the equivalent of filing a stack of papers that no longer need your attention.

A SECOND, DELUXE SCAN TAKES PLACE FOR THE “STILL NEEDS ATTENTION” PILE. During the first scan, the “completed” pile was filed. During a second, more detailed scan, the psyche tackles the “still needs attention” list of unresolved thoughts, feelings, actions, and decisions that were triggered by the day’s events. As if the mind were a high-speed computer, the psyche prioritizes your issues and flags the questions, unfulfilled desires, and problems that require your attention. It also compares unresolved issues against your current and past experience. The end result is a set of conclusions and suggestions about what could be done to resolve those issues, conclusions that the mind now needs to transmit back to you.

THE PSYCHE’S FEEDBACK IS CONVEYED AS A DREAM. After evaluating your ongoing concerns, the psyche cranks out a report to summarize whatever may have escaped your attention, as gleaned from the previous day’s bulletin board notes. This report from the psyche may offer you a fresh perspective, a new insight, or a suggestion to get further information about a half-processed topic. As you sleep, this mini report is relayed to you in the form of a visual memo about your unresolved feelings, concerns, and decisions. You heard it here first—this mini report is otherwise known as a dream.

WHAT DOES A DREAM COMMUNICATE? A dream memo from the psyche can include one or more of the following topics:

• An overview of unresolved feelings or issues.

• Past influences or reactions that are relevant to a current issue.

• Current unnoticed factors that affect a topic.

• Feelings with which you may not be in touch.

• An invitation to change a perspective or a goal.

• Advice on how to deal with an issue.

• General or specific insights into a problem or concern.... the birth of a dream dream meaning

What Is A Dream?

When you have a dream, your first inclination is to wonder what it means. Few ask, “What is a dream?” and even as a dream expert, I did the same. For years, I focused on what the dream meant and never questioned what it was. From sleep lab studies, we know about Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, brain wave activity during sleep, and sleep stages. However, such facts do not explain the origins or the function of a dream. Mystics, on the other hand, spoke of dreams as a message from the soul. That may be true, but again, does not define the mechanics of how a dream comes about. It finally dawned on me that I had no clear conception of what a dream really “is.”

My curiosity led me on a ten year trek to find the answer. I read books and explored scientific journals. These helped me see what a dream does, but not what it is. The closest link to an answer emerged from Freud’s “day residue” idea which looks at dreams as leftovers about daily concerns, a concept later expanded by Montague Ullman. Dreams as day residue became the seed thought that led to a true definition. Mobilizing a lifetime of observations about dreams, a picture slowly unfolded about the mechanics of how a dream comes to be and what it is. As the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, here is the ultimate definition of a dream, the one that satisfied.... what is a dream? dream meaning

The Benefits Of A Dream Journal

If you jot down a dream as soon as you wake up, recording your dreams will become routine. Whether you record dreams on a computer or in a notebook, there are benefits to having a permanent record of your dreams.

Why Keeping a Dream Record Helps You Get the Message

1: YOU LOCK IN A DREAM MESSAGE. By recording a dream, you lock in its message. Otherwise, the odds are that you will forget the dream and lose whatever insight it is trying to share. If time is short, jot down key phrases and record the full version later.

2: IT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PSYCHE. Recording a dream ensures that messages will keep coming. Dream communications are like talking to a friend, which, in this case, is your psyche or inner voice. If you do not return a friend’s calls or e-mails, they stop. Recording your dreams tells your psyche that you want to keep talking and hearing the advice your inner voice has to offer.

3: YOU SEE CRITICAL PATTERNS. A dream journal lets you notice patterns that relate to your emotional battles, decisions, relationships, and finding your path in life.

4: YOU NOTICE WARNINGS OR A POSITIVE HEADS-UP. It is said that you pre-dream everything of importance that happens to you. Whether a dream brings a health warning or is a heads-up about a promotion, recording your dreams regularly is like maintaining a flashlight on life’s dark roads. It can shed light on the unknown.

5: IT IS EASIER TO TRACK YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL PROGRESS. Dreams unveil patterns about your psychological and emotional health. Each time you spot a pattern in your dream journal, you empower your own progress. Plugging into those patterns via dreams can make a striking difference to the success, peace, and happiness that you achieve.

6: A DREAM JOURNAL CAN BE A SPIRITUAL DIARY. If spirituality is important to you, your dream journal becomes a reflection of your inner life. For those who keep an eye on their spiritual progress, dreams can connect you to your soul. Many traditions value dreams as a spiritual connection and perceive dreams as a door to divine healing and blessings. Spiritual dreams are messages that relate to the journey of your soul and can answer life’s big questions. A dreamer who had never felt that God was real asked herself, “God, are you there?” She received a dream that knocked her socks off and the experience left her convinced that God personally knew her and loved her unconditionally. She described the dream experience as feeling more loved than she had ever felt in her life. Whatever your spiritual questions, staying active with a dream journal helps such experiences unfold.

7: A DREAM JOURNAL CAN BE THERAPEUTIC. Need a therapist? One key function of dreams and dreaming is to serve as a built-in counselor. The very act of dreaming may in and of itself help to relieve stress and keep your emotions in balance. At the same time, dreams often unearth insights with the deft hand of a loving counselor. At other times, jarring images may arise to get your attention when you are emotionally veering off track. Don’t laugh. Maintaining an active dream journal can feel like instant therapy.

It Pays to Review Your Dream Journal

REASON 1: A REVIEW IS A FAST TRACK TO NOTICE INSIGHTS AND SOLUTIONS. Every time you sift through past dream messages, your dreams become clearer. It’s like getting to know a new friend. Over time, you understand each other better and can help each other more. After you review your dreams, your psyche may begin to fast-track new, amazing insights and solutions. Reviewing such insights that were logged in a dream journal can be especially valuable for those in professions that require problem solving.

REASON 2: GOING THROUGH YOUR DREAMS HELPS YOU GAIN A FRESH PERSPECTIVE. Whether it is months or years later, reviewing your dreams can be the equivalent of taking an inventory of your life, who you are, and where you are at. You may notice emotional patterns to which you were previously blind and may decipher dreams whose meaning had escaped you. As you explore with fresh eyes, you see deeper meaning in certain dreams and discover further revelations about yourself and your life. As you take a trek through your dream journals, magical ongoing threads that recount the story of your life can unfold.

What to Put into a Dream Journal

Tricks for Dream Entries. Recording a dream may seem obvious, but there are a few tricks that are worth noting. Recording a dream is not the goal—the goal is to understand the dream’s message and to apply it. Including the following items as you record your nightly tales can improve your dream skills.

DATE. Note the date; someday, when you look back, it will be of interest.

TITLE. Give each dream a separate title that highlights its main impact.

DETAILS. Record every detail, even if you think it is unimportant or repetitive; such details may later prove important.

AS IF IT IS HAPPENING. Write the dream in the present tense, as if you are re-experiencing it. Doing so often helps recall extra details or fill in a scene you had previously forgotten.

FEELINGS. Note how a dream made you feel. The mood that a dream brings out in you can be a clue to its meaning.

A ONE-LINE SUMMARY. Immediately jot down a quick story line, as if writing a movie trailer that explains what your mini movie dream is about. Let this one-liner capture the heart of the dream, as your first impression about the dream.

LIFE CONTEXT. Make brief notes about your life. The question to ask yourself is always, “To what in me or to what in my life does the dream refer?” It may take a week or two to get an “aha” for every dream, and if you lose the thread of what was happening at the time, you are less likely to zero in on the message. Jot down brief reminders about:

• What was on your mind as you went to sleep.

• Major feelings you have been experiencing.

• Main issues that day, that week, or that period.

• Major pending decisions.

• Challenges, crises or turmoil related to relationships or other circumstances.... the benefits of a dream journal dream meaning

Emotions As Dream Flags

Emotions as the Music of Your Dreams. Not everyone is a music aficionado, but you know when a song or a piece of music pleases you. Great music can alter your feelings, bring longing into your heart, or incise a wound you forgot was there. By the same token, listening to music that you do not care for is like hearing a discordant clash of sounds; it can make you cringe or back away. Emotions are the music of your dreams. Whether a dreams uplifts you or makes you balk, your reaction is part of the message. Not only are the emotions within the dream important; the emotions you feel as you wake up, are also meaningful. Did you go to sleep feeling unhappy, then woke up floating on a cloud and feeling great, after a dream? Did a dream jolt you awake, filling you with trepidation? It is all part of the emotional music in dreams, as explained here.

1: EXAMINING EMOTIONS IS STEP ONE OF THE FIVE-STEP DREAM TECHNIQUE

EMOTIONS AND DREAM MESSAGES. According to step one of the five-step technique, what you feel during the dream or what you feel about the dream after you wake up are the first clues to its meaning. If you see a huge lion enter your yard, yet it lies down, looks friendly, and you feel content at the sight instead of terrified, the positive feelings indicate that the message is not about being in danger. Or suppose you dream of your spouse in the kitchen losing their temper and smashing a plate in anger, but in the dream you remain calm and continue to wash the dishes. The dream may speak of the angry sparks that flew during an actual disagreement between you and your spouse, yet your serene attitude in the dream hints that the real-life situation can be resolved by staying calm.

STRONG DREAM EMOTIONS GET YOUR ATTENTION. A dream scene can pack an emotional punch and it does so to get a point across about an issue that needs your attention. A scene of almost drowning can be a metaphor for feeling overwhelmed, a child having a tantrum may indicate someone acting childish or a circumstance veering out of control, and an explosion may relate to an explosive relationship or situation. When a dream creates supercharged metaphors that affect your emotions, the strong reaction you feel to the images is a red flag that tells you the message is important.

YOUR REACTION TO A DREAM CAN JUMPSTART CHANGE. Suppose you have a dream that creates feelings of emotional upheaval in you for hours or even days. Though that sounds bad, sometimes a dream deliberately “creates” turmoil in you to stimulate a change in you. Intense reactions that leave you reeling, emotionally, can invite a change in attitude or push you into a new perspective. For example, a senior in college who is slacking off from his studies dreams that he has failed a final exam and will not graduate. The dream feels so real that it scares him into studying. Or, a man in a dead-end job dreams that everyone around him gets promoted, except him. The anguish the dream evokes in him spurs him to investigate ways to move forward in his career.

EXAMPLE 1 OF DREAMS THAT JUMPSTART YOUR FEELINGS: HAVING SEX WITH SOMEONE YOU DESPISE. Dreams of having sex with someone you cannot stand are common. A woman dreams that she has sex with a boss she despises, yet to her surprise, the passion in the dream feels real and magnificent. She wakes up confused, aware that she hates her boss but finding it hard to dislike someone with whom she has just had great