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1226 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Lion

To dream of a lion, signifies that a great force is driving you.

If you subdue the lion, you will be victorious in any engagement.

If it overpowers you, then you will be open to the successful attacks of enemies.

To see caged lions, denotes that your success depends upon your ability to cope with opposition.

To see a man controlling a lion in its cage, or out denotes success in business and great mental power. You will be favorably regarded by women.

To see young lions, denotes new enterprises, which will bring success if properly attended.

For a young woman to dream of young lions, denotes new and fascinating lovers.

For a woman to dream that she sees Daniel in the lions’ den, signifies that by her intellectual qualifications and personal magnetism she will win fortune and lovers to her highest desire.

To hear the roar of a lion, signifies unexpected advancement and preferment with women.

To see a lion’s head over you, showing his teeth by snarls, you are threatened with defeat in your upward rise to power.

To see a lion’s skin, denotes a rise to fortune and happiness.

To ride one, denotes courage and persistency in surmounting difficulties.

To dream you are defending your children from a lion with a pen-knife, foretells enemies will threaten to overpower you, and will well nigh succeed if you allow any artfulness to persuade you for a moment from duty and business obligations.... lion dream meaning

Lightning

Lightning in your dreams, foreshadows happiness and prosperity of short duration.

If the lightning strikes some object near you, and you feel the shock, you will be damaged by the good fortune of a friend, or you may be worried by gossipers and scandalmongers.

To see livid lightning parting black clouds, sorrow and difficulties will follow close on to fortune.

If it strikes you, unexpected sorrows will overwhelm you in business or love.

To see the lightning above your head, heralds the advent of joy and gain.

To see lightning in the south, fortune will hide herself from you for awhile.

If in the southwest, luck will come your way. In the west, your prospects will be brighter than formally. In the north, obstacles will have to be removed before your prospects will brighten up.

If in the east, you will easily win favors and fortune. Lightning from dark and ominous-looking clouds, is always a forerunner of threats, of loss and of disappointments. Business men should stay close to business, and women near their husbands or mothers; children and the sick should be looked after closely. ... lightning dream meaning

Ladder

To dream of a ladder being raised for you to ascend to some height, your energetic and nervy qualifications will raise you into prominence in business affairs.

To ascend a ladder, means prosperity and unstinted happiness.

To fall from one, denotes despondency and unsuccessful transactions to the tradesman, and blasted crops to the farmer.

To see a broken ladder, betokens failure in every instance.

To descend a ladder, is disappointment in business, and unrequited desires.

To escape from captivity, or confinement, by means of a ladder, you will be successful, though many perilous paths may intervene.

To grow dizzy as you ascend a ladder, denotes that you will not wear new honors serenely. You are likely to become haughty and domineering in your newly acquired position. See Hill, Ascend, or Fall.... ladder dream meaning

Light

If you dream of light, success will attend you.

To dream of weird light, or if the light goes out, you will be disagreeably surprised by some undertaking resulting in nothing.

To see a dim light, indicates partial success. ... light dream meaning

Lamb

To dream of lambs frolicing{sic} in green pastures, betokens chaste friendships and joys. Bounteous and profitable crops to the farmers, and increase of possessions for others.

To see a dead lamb, signifies sadness and desolation. Blood showing on the white fleece of a lamb, denotes that innocent ones will suffer from betrayal through the wrong doing of others.

A lost lamb, denotes that wayward people will be under your influence, and you should be careful of your conduct.

To see lamb skins, denotes comfort and pleasure usurped from others.

To slaughter a lamb for domestic uses, prosperity will be gained through the sacrifice of pleasure and contentment.

To eat lamb chops, denotes illness, and much anxiety over the welfare of children.

To see lambs taking nourishment from their mothers, denotes happiness through pleasant and intelligent home companions, and many lovable and beautiful children.

To dream that dogs, or wolves devour lambs, innocent people will suffer at the hands of insinuating and designing villains.

To hear the bleating of lambs, your generosity will be appealed to.

To see them in a winter storm, or rain, denotes disappointment in expected enjoyment and betterment of fortune.

To own lambs in your dreams, signifies that your environments will be pleasant and profitable.

If you carry lambs in your arms, you will be encumbered with happy cares upon which you will lavish a wealth of devotion, and no expense will be regretted in responding to appeals from the objects of your affection.

To shear lambs, shows that you will be cold and mercenary. You will be honest, but inhumane.

For a woman to dream that she is peeling the skin from a lamb, and while doing so, she discovers that it is her child, denotes that she will cause others sorrow which will also rebound to her grief and loss. ``Fair prototype of innocence, Sleep upon thy emerald bed, No coming evil vents A shade above thy head.’’ 0 See Sheep. ... lamb dream meaning

Lizard

To dream of lizards, foretells attacks upon you by enemies.

If you kill a lizard, you will regain your lost reputation or fortune; but if it should escape, you will meet vexations and crosses in love and business.

For a woman to dream that a lizard crawls up her skirt, or scratches her, she will have much misfortune and sorrow. Her husband will be a victim to invalidism and she will be left a widow, and little sustenance will be eked out by her own labors. ... lizard dream meaning

Lamp

To see lamps filled with oil, denotes the demonstration of business activity, from which you will receive gratifying results. Empty lamps, represent depression and despondency.

To see lighted lamps burning with a clear flame, indicates merited rise in fortune and domestic bliss.

If they give out a dull, misty radiance, you will have jealousy and envy, coupled with suspicion, to combat, in which you will be much pleased to find the right person to attack.

To drop a lighted lamp, your plans and hopes will abruptly turn into failure.

If it explodes, former friends will unite with enemies in damaging your interests. Broken lamps, indicate the death of relatives or friends.

To light a lamp, denotes that you will soon make a change in your affairs, which will lead to profit.

To carry a lamp, portends that you will be independent and self-sustaining, preferring your own convictions above others.

If the light fails, you will meet with unfortunate conclusions, and perhaps the death of friends or relatives.

If you are much affrighted, and throw a bewildering light from your window, enemies will ensnare you with professions of friendship and interest in your achievements.

To ignite your apparel from a lamp, you will sustain humiliation from sources from which you expected encouragement and sympathy, and your business will not be fraught with much good. ... lamp dream meaning

Lake

For a young woman to dream that she is alone on a turbulent and muddy lake, foretells many vicissitudes are approaching her, and she will regret former extravagances, and disregard of virtuous teaching.

If the water gets into the boat, but by intense struggling she reaches the boat-house safely, it denotes she will be under wrong persuasion, but will eventually overcome it, and rise to honor and distinction. It may predict the illness of some one near her.

If she sees a young couple in the same position as herself, who succeed in rescuing themselves, she will find that some friend has committed indiscretions, but will succeed in reinstating himself in her favor.

To dream of sailing on a clear and smooth lake, with happy and congenial companions, you will have much happiness, and wealth will meet your demands.

A muddy lake, surrounded with bleak rocks and bare trees, denotes unhappy terminations to business and affection.

A muddy lake, surrounded by green trees, portends that the moral in your nature will fortify itself against passionate desires, and overcoming the same will direct your energy into a safe and remunerative channel.

If the lake be clear and surrounded by barrenness, a profitable existence will be marred by immoral and passionate dissipation.

To see yourself reflected in a clear lake, denotes coming joys and many ardent friends.

To see foliaged trees reflected in the lake, you will enjoy to a satiety Love’s draught of passion and happiness.

To see slimy and uncanny inhabitants of the lake rise up and menace you, denotes failure and ill health from squandering time, energy and health on illicit pleasures. You will drain the utmost drop of happiness, and drink deeply of Remorse’s bitter concoction. ... lake dream meaning

Library

To dream that you are in a library, denotes that you will grow discontented with your environments and associations and seek companionship in study and the exploration of ancient customs.

To find yourself in a library for other purpose than study, foretells that your conduct will deceive your friends, and where you would have them believe that you had literary aspirations, you will find illicit assignations. ... library dream meaning

Luggage

To dream of luggage, denotes unpleasant cares. You will be encumbered with people who will prove distasteful to you.

If you are carrying your own luggage, you will be so full of your own distresses that you will be blinded to the sorrows of others.

To lose your luggage, denotes some unfortunate speculation or family dissensions To the unmarried, it foretells broken engagements. ... luggage dream meaning

Lighthouse

If you see a lighthouse through a storm, difficulties and grief will assail you, but they will disperse before prosperity and happiness.

To see a lighthouse from a placid sea, denotes calm joys and congenial friends. ... lighthouse dream meaning

Love

To dream of loving any object, denotes satisfaction with your present environments.

To dream that the love of others fills you with happy forebodings, successful affairs will give you contentment and freedom from the anxious cares of life.

If you find that your love fails, or is not reciprocated, you will become despondent over some conflicting question arising in your mind as to whether it is best to change your mode of living or to marry and trust fortune for the future advancement of your state.

For a husband or wife to dream that their companion is loving, foretells great happiness around the hearthstone, and bright children will contribute to the sunshine of the home.

To dream of the love of parents, foretells uprightness in character and a continual progress toward fortune and elevation.

The love of animals, indicates contentment with what you possess, though you may not think so.

For a time, fortune will crown you. ... love dream meaning

Lips

To dream of thick, unsightly lips, signifies disagreeable encounters, hasty decision, and ill temper in the marriage relation. Full, sweet, cherry lips, indicates harmony and affluence.

To a lover, it augurs reciprocation in love, and fidelity. Thin lips, signifies mastery of the most intricate subjects. Sore, or swollen lips, denotes privations and unhealthful desires.... lips dream meaning

Leopard

To dream of a leopard attacking you, denotes that while the future seemingly promises fair, success holds many difficulties through misplaced confidence.

To kill one, intimates victory in your affairs.

To see one caged, denotes that enemies will surround but fail to injure you.

To see leopards in their native place trying to escape from you, denotes that you will be embarrassed in business or love, but by persistent efforts you will overcome difficulties.

To dream of a leopard’s skin, denotes that your interests will be endangered by a dishonest person who will win your esteem. ... leopard dream meaning

Laboratory

To dream of being in a laboratory, denotes great energies wasted in unfruitful enterprises when you might succeed in some more practical business.

If you think yourself an alchemist, and try to discover a process to turn other things into gold, you will entertain far-reaching and interesting projects, but you will fail to reach the apex of your ambition. Wealth will prove a myth, and the woman you love will hold a false position towards you. ... laboratory dream meaning

Letter

To dream that you see a registered letter, foretells that some money matters will disrupt long-established relations.

For a young woman to dream that she receives such a letter, intimates that she will be offered a competency, but it will not be on strictly legal, or moral grounds; others may play towards her a dishonorable part.

To the lover, this bears heavy presentments of disagreeable mating. His sweetheart will covet other gifts than his own.

To dream of an anonymous letter, denotes that you will receive injury from an unsuspected source.

To write one, foretells that you will be jealous of a rival, whom you admit to be your superior.

To dream of getting letters bearing unpleasant news, denotes difficulties or illness.

If the news is of a joyous character, you will have many things to be thankful for.

If the letter is affectionate, but is written on green, or colored, paper, you will be slighted in love and business. Despondency will envelop you. Blue ink, denotes constancy and affection, also bright fortune. Red colors in a letter, imply estrangements through suspicion and jealousy, but this may be overcome by wise maneuvering of the suspected party.

If a young woman dreams that she receives a letter from her lover and places it near her heart, she will be worried very much by a good-looking rival. Truthfulness is often rewarded with jealousy.

If you fail to read the letter, you will lose something either in a business or social way. Letters nearly always bring worry.

To have your letter intercepted, rival enemies are working to defame you.

To dream of trying to conceal a letter from your sweetheart or wife, intimates that you are interested in unworthy occupations.

To dream of a letter with a black border, signifies distress and the death of some relative.

To receive a letter written on black paper with white ink, denotes that gloom and disappointment will assail you, and friendly interposition will render small relief.

If the letter passes between husband and wife, it means separation under sensational charges.

If lovers, look for quarrels and threats of suicide.

To business people, it denotes enviousness and covetousness.

To dream that you write a letter, denotes that you will be hasty in condemning some one on suspicion, and regrets will follow.

A torn letter, indicates that hopeless mistakes may ruin your reputation.

To receive a letter by hand, denotes that you are acting ungenerously towards your companions or sweetheart, and you also are not upright in your dealings.

To dream often of receiving a letter from a friend, foretells his arrival, or you will hear from him by letter or otherwise. ... letter dream meaning

Lock

To dream of a lock, denotes bewilderment.

If the lock works at your command, or efforts, you will discover that some person is working you injury.

If you are in love, you will find means to aid you in overcoming a rival; you will also make a prosperous journey.

If the lock resists your efforts, you will be derided and scorned in love and perilous voyages will bring to you no benefit.

To put a lock upon your fiance’e’s neck and arm, foretells that you are distrustful of her fidelity, but future episodes will disabuse your mind of doubt. ... lock dream meaning

Lily

To dream of a lily, denotes much chastisement through illness and death.

To see lilies growing with their rich foliage, denotes early marriage to the young and subsequent separation through death.

To see little children among the flowers, indicates sickness and fragile constitutions to these little ones.

For a young woman to dream of admiring, or gathering, lilies, denotes much sadness coupled with joy, as the one she loves will have great physical suffering, if not an early dissolution.

If she sees them withered, sorrow is even nearer than she could have suspected.

To dream that you breathe the fragrance of lilies, denotes that sorrow will purify and enhance your mental qualities. ... lily dream meaning

Labyrinth

If you dream of a labyrinth, you will find yourself entangled in intricate and perplexing business conditions, and your wife will make the home environment intolerable; children and sweethearts will prove ill-tempered and unattractive.

If you are in a labyrinth of night or darkness, it foretells passing, but agonizing sickness and trouble.

A labyrinth of green vines and timbers, denotes unexpected happiness from what was seemingly a cause for loss and despair. In a network, or labyrinth of railroads, assures you of long and tedious journeys. Interesting people will be met, but no financial success will aid you on these journeys. ... labyrinth dream meaning

Liver

To dream of a disordered liver, denotes a querulous person will be your mate, and fault-finding will occupy her time, and disquiet will fill your hours.

To dream of eating liver, indicates that some deceitful person has installed himself in the affection of your sweetheart. ... liver dream meaning

Label

To dream of a label, foretells you will let an enemy see the inside of your private affairs, and will suffer from the negligence. ... label dream meaning

Lawyer

For a young woman to dream that she is connected in any way with a lawyer, foretells that she will unwittingly commit indiscretions, which will subject her to unfavorable and mortifying criticism. See Attorney. ... lawyer dream meaning

Lottery

To dream of a lottery, and that you are taking great interest in the drawing, you will engage in some worthless enterprise, which will cause you to make an unpropitious journey.

If you hold the lucky number, you will gain in a speculation which will perplex and give you much anxiety.

To see others winning in a lottery, denotes convivialities and amusements, bringing many friends together.

If you lose in a lottery, you will be the victim of designing persons. Gloomy depressions in your affairs will result.

For a young woman to dream of a lottery in any way, denotes that her careless way of doing things will bring her disappointment, and a husband who will not be altogether reliable or constant.

To dream of a lottery, denotes you will have unfavorable friendships in business. Your love affairs will produce temporary pleasure. ... lottery dream meaning

Leak

A mistake or fault that has leaked through; immediate correction is vital... leak dream meaning

Lace

See to it, if you are a lover, that your sweetheart wears lace, as this dream brings fidelity in love and a rise in position.

If a woman dreams of lace, she will be happy in the realization of her most ambitious desires, and lovers will bow to her edict. No questioning or imperiousness on their part.

If you buy lace, you will conduct an expensive establishment, but wealth will be a solid friend.

If you sell laces, your desires will outrun your resources.

For a young girl to dream of making lace, forecasts that she will win a handsome, wealthy husband.

If she dreams of garnishing her wedding garments with lace, she will be favored with lovers who will bow to her charms, but the wedding will be far removed from her. ... lace dream meaning

Laundry

To dream of laundering clothes, denotes struggles, but a final victory in winning fortune.

If the clothes are done satisfactorily, then your endeavors will bring complete happiness.

If they come out the reverse, your fortune will fail to procure pleasure.

To see pretty girls at this work, you will seek pleasure out of your rank.

If a laundryman calls at your house, you are in danger of sickness, or of losing something very valuable.

To see laundry wagons, portends rivalry and contention.... laundry dream meaning

Lice

A dream of lice contains much waking worry and distress. It often implies offensive ailments. Lice on stock, foretells famine and loss.

To have lice on your body, denotes that you will conduct yourself unpleasantly with your acquaintances.

To dream of catching lice, foretells sickness, and that you will cultivate morbidity.... lice dream meaning

Lava

Sorrow and humility, the aftermath of a burn-out caused by restraining a mountain of troubles; see “eruption”... lava dream meaning

Leaves

To dream of leaves, denotes happiness and wonderful improvement in your business. Withered leaves, indicate false hopes and gloomy forebodings will harass your spirit into a whirlpool of despondency and loss.

If a young woman dreams of withered leaves, she will be left lonely on the road to conjugality. Death is sometimes implied.

If the leaves are green and fresh, she will come into a legacy and marry a wealthy and prepossessing husband.... leaves dream meaning

Legs

If you dream of admiring well-shaped feminine legs, you will lose your judgment, and act very silly over some fair charmer.

To see misshapen legs, denotes unprofitable occupations and ill-tempered comrades.

A wounded leg, foretells losses and agonizing attacks of malaria.

To dream that you have a wooden leg, denotes that you will bemean yourself in a false way to your friends.

If ulcers are on your legs, it signifies a drain on your income to aid others.

To dream that you have three, or more, legs, indicates that more enterprises are planned in your imagination than will ever benefit you.

If you can’t use your legs, it portends poverty.

To have a leg amputated, you will lose valued friends, and the home influence will render life unbearable.

For a young woman to admire her own legs, denotes vanity, and she will be repulsed by the man she admires.

If she has hairy legs, she will dominate her husband.

If your own legs are clean and well shaped, it denotes a happy future and devoted friends.... legs dream meaning

Lobster

To dream of seeing lobsters, denotes great favors, and riches will endow you.

If you eat them, you will sustain contamination by associating too freely with pleasure-seeking people.

If the lobsters are made into a salad, success will not change your generous nature, but you will enjoy to the fullest your ideas of pleasure.

To order a lobster, you will hold prominent positions and command many subordinates. ... lobster dream meaning

Lawn

An outside reflection of the inside spiritual condition; research colors, plants, condition, etc.... lawn dream meaning

Left

A situation or circumstance that is not right... left dream meaning

Lost

When lost, one is confused and in need of spiritual direction; a lost item is a warning... lost dream meaning

Lame

For a woman to dream of seeing any one lame, foretells that her pleasures and hopes will be unfruitful and disappointing. See Cripple. ... lame dream meaning

Lantern

To dream of seeing a lantern going before you in the darkness, signifies unexpected affluence.

If the lantern is suddenly lost to view, then your success will take an unfavorable turn.

To carry a lantern in your dreams, denotes that your benevolence will win you many friends.

If it goes out, you fail to gain the prominence you wish.

If you stumble and break it, you will seek to aid others, and in so doing lose your own station, or be disappointed in some undertaking.

To clean a lantern, signifies great possibilities are open to you.

To lose a lantern, means business depression, and disquiet in the home.

If you buy a lantern, it signifies fortunate deals.

For a young woman to dream that she lights her lover’s lantern, foretells for her a worthy man, and a comfortable home.

If she blows it out, by her own imprudence she will lose a chance of getting married. ... lantern dream meaning

Lark

To see larks flying, denotes high aims and purposes through the attainment of which you will throw off selfishness and cultivate kindly graces of mind.

To hear them singing as they fly, you will be very happy in a new change of abode, and business will flourish.

To see them fall to the earth and singing as they fall, despairing gloom will overtake you in pleasure’s bewildering delights.

A wounded or dead lark, portends sadness or death.

To kill a lark, portends injury to innocence through wantonness.

If they fly around and light on you, Fortune will turn her promising countenance towards you.

To catch them in traps, you will win honor and love easily.

To see them eating, denotes a plentiful harvest.... lark dream meaning

Lead

To dream of lead, foretells poor success in any engagement.

A lead mine, indicates that your friends will look with suspicion on your money making. Your sweetheart will surprise you with her deceit and ill temper.

To dream of lead ore, foretells distress and accidents. Business will assume a gloomy cast.

To hunt for lead, denotes discontentment, and a constant changing of employment.

To melt lead, foretells that by impatience you will bring failure upon yourself and others. ... lead dream meaning

Leather

To dream of leather, denotes successful business and favorable engagements with women. You will go into lucky speculations if you dream that you are dressed in leather. Ornaments of leather, denotes faithfulness in love and to the home. Piles of leather, denotes fortune and happiness.

To deal in leather, signifies no change in the disposition of your engagements is necessary for successful accumulation of wealth.... leather dream meaning

Linen

To see linen in your dream, augurs prosperity and enjoyment.

If a person appears to you dressed in linen garments, you will shortly be the recipient of joyful tidings in the nature of an inheritance.

If you are apparelled in clean, fine linen, your fortune and fullest enjoyment in life is assured.

If it be soiled, sorrow and ill luck will be met with occasionally, mingled with the good in your life.... linen dream meaning

Lynx

1. A sense that someone is keeping a secret.

2. A remarkable ability to adapt to change.

3. A feeling that someone harbors anger toward another individual. ... lynx dream meaning

Labor

To dream that you watch domestic animals laboring under heavy burdens, denotes that you will be prosperous, but unjust to your servants, or those employed by you.

To see men toiling, signifies profitable work, and robust health.

To labor yourself, denotes favorable outlook for any new enterprise, and bountiful crops if the dreamer is interested in farming. ... labor dream meaning

Lap

To dream of sitting on some person’s lap, denotes pleasant security from vexing engagements.

If a young woman dreams that she is holding a person on her lap, she will be exposed to unfavorable criticism.

To see a serpent in her lap, foretells she is threatened with humiliation at the hands of enemies.

If she sees a cat in her lap, she will be endangered by a seductive enemy. ... lap dream meaning

Late

This can be averted if one is shown what made them late... late dream meaning

Lemon

Anything that is considered a bad deal, i.E.

A new car, etc., That doesn’t run properly... lemon dream meaning

Land

To dream of land, when it appears fertile, omens good; but if sterile and rocky, failure and dispondency is prognosticated.

To see land from the ocean, denotes that vast avenues of prosperity and happiness will disclose themselves to you.... land dream meaning

Lettuce

To see lettuce growing green and thrifty, denotes that you will enjoy some greatly desired good, after an unimportant embarrassment.

If you eat lettuce, illness will separate you from your lover or companion, or perhaps it may be petty jealousy.

For a woman to dream of sowing lettuce, portends she will be the cause of her own early sickness or death.

To gather it, denotes your superabundant sensitiveness, and that your jealous disposition will cause you unmitigated distress and pain.

To buy lettuce, denotes that you will court your own downfall.... lettuce dream meaning

Locust

To dream of locusts, foretells discrepancies will be found in your business, for which you will worry and suffer.

For a woman, this dream foretells she will bestow her affections upon ungenerous people. ... locust dream meaning

Lecture

1. Ability to communicate is growing one-sided.

2. Intellec­tual process playing itself out. ... lecture dream meaning

Lance

To dream of a lance, denotes formidable enemies and injurious experiments.

To be wounded by a lance, error of judgment will cause you annoyance.

To break a lance, denotes seeming impossibilities will be overcome and your desires will be fulfilled.... lance dream meaning

Laughter

Highly contradictory; whether fake, scornful or joyful, emotions are more easily discerned in a dream... laughter dream meaning

Leech

One who drains another to the point of emotional distress... leech dream meaning

Lens

Wise discernment... lens dream meaning

Lift

That which gives hope, lifting one’s spirit... lift 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

Laughing

To dream that you laugh and feel cheerful, means success in your undertakings, and bright companions socially. Laughing immoderately at some weird object, denotes disappointment and lack of harmony in your surroundings.

To hear the happy laughter of children, means joy and health to the dreamer.

To laugh at the discomfiture of others, denotes that you will wilfully injure your friends to gratify your own selfish desires.

To hear mocking laughter, denotes illness and disappointing affairs.... laughing dream meaning

Leprosy

To dream that you are infected with this dread disease, foretells sickness, by which you will lose money and incur the displeasure of others.

If you see others afflicted thus, you will meet discouraging prospects and love will turn into indifference. ... leprosy dream meaning

Limp

To dream that you limp in your walk, denotes that a small worry will unexpectedly confront you, detracting much from your enjoyment.

To see others limping, signifies that you will be naturally offended at the conduct of a friend. Small failures attend this dream. See Cripple and Lamed.... limp dream meaning

Locomotive

To dream of a locomotive running with great speed, denotes a rapid rise in fortune, and foreign travel.

If it is disabled, then many vexations will interfere with business affairs, and anticipated journeys will be laid aside through the want of means.

To see one completely demolished, signifies great distress and loss of property.

To hear one coming, denotes news of a foreign nature. Business will assume changes that will mean success to all classes.

To hear it whistle, you will be pleased and surprised at the appearance of a friend who has been absent, or an unexpected offer, which means preferment to you. ... locomotive dream meaning

Luxury

To dream that you are surrounded by luxury, indicates much wealth, but dissipation and love of self will reduce your income.

For a poor woman to dream that she enjoys much luxury, denotes an early change in her circumstances.... luxury dream meaning

Lavender

Royalty... lavender dream meaning

Lifeboat

Saves one from drowning in their sea of troubles; see “lifeguard” and “boat”... lifeboat dream meaning

Lipstick

The visible cover for one’s words, revealing the motive; see “make-up” and research the color... lipstick dream meaning

Log

See “wood”... log dream meaning

Leg

1. Mobility and support.

2. Independence, self-sufficiency.

3. Admiration for others. ... leg dream meaning

Breasts

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

Load

To dream that you carry a load, signifies a long existence filled with labors of love and charity.

To fall under a load, denotes your inability to attain comforts that are necessary to those looking to you for subsistence.

To see others thus engaged, denotes trials for them in which you will be interested. ... load dream meaning

Loom

To dream of standing by and seeing a loom operated by a stranger, denotes much vexation and useless irritation from the talkativeness of those about you. Some disappointment with happy expectations are coupled with this dream.

To see good-looking women attending the loom, denotes unqualified success to those in love. It predicts congenial pursuits to the married. It denotes you are drawing closer together in taste.

For a woman to dream of weaving on an oldtime loom, signifies that she will have a thrifty husband and beautiful children will fill her life with happy solicitations.

To see an idle loom, denotes a sulky and stubborn person, who will cause you much anxious care. ... loom dream meaning

Lumber

To dream of lumber, denotes many difficult tasks and but little remuneration or pleasure.

To see piles of lumber burning, indicates profit from an unexpected source.

To dream of sawing lumber, denotes unwise transactions and unhappiness.... lumber dream meaning

Lying

To dream that you are lying to escape punishment, denotes that you will act dishonorably towards some innocent person. Lying to protect a friend from undeserved chastisement, denotes that you will have many unjust criticisms passed upon your conduct, but you will rise above them and enjoy prominence.

To hear others lying, denotes that they are seeking to entrap you. Lynx.

To dream of seeing a lynx, enemies are undermining your business and disrupting your home affairs.

For a woman, this dream indicates that she has a wary woman rivaling her in the affections of her lover.

If she kills the lynx, she will overcome her rival. ... lying dream meaning

Lungs

1. A negative sense of loss, disappointment in the offing.

2. Creativity, ingenuity and adaptability.

3. Possible health issues.

4. Feelings regarding one’s place in the world. ... lungs dream meaning

Laurel

Dreaming of the laurel, brings success and fame. You will acquire new possessions in love. Enterprises will be laden with gain.

For a young woman to wreath laurel about her lover’s head, denotes that she will have a faithful man, and one of fame to woo her.... laurel dream meaning

Learning

To dream of learning, denotes that you will take great interest in acquiring knowledge, and if you are economical of your time, you will advance far into the literary world.

To enter halls, or places of learning, denotes rise from obscurity, and finance will be a congenial adherent.

To see learned men, foretells that your companions will be interesting and prominent.

For a woman to dream that she is associated in any way with learned people, she will be ambitious and excel in her endeavors to rise into prominence. ... learning dream meaning

Ledger

To dream of keeping a ledger, you will have perplexities and disappointing conditions to combat.

To dream that you make wrong entries on your ledger, you will have small disputes and a slight loss will befall you.

To put a ledger into a safe, you will be able to protect your rights under adverse circumstances.

To get your ledger misplaced, your interests will go awry through neglect of duty.

To dream that your ledger gets destroyed by fire, you will suffer through the carelessness of friends.

To dream that you have a woman to keep your ledger, you will lose money trying to combine pleasure with business.

For a young woman to dream of ledgers, denotes she will have a solid business man to make her a proposal of marriage.

To dream that your ledger has worthless accounts, denotes bad management and losses; but if the accounts are good, then your business will assume improved conditions.... ledger dream meaning

License

To dream of a license, is an omen of disputes and loss. Married women will exasperate your cheerfulness.

For a woman to see a marriage license, foretells that she will soon enter unpleasant bonds, which will humiliate her pride. ... license dream meaning

Lime

To dream of lime, foretells that disaster will prostrate you for a time, but you will revive to greater and richer prosperity than before. ... lime dream meaning

Liquor

To dream of buying liquor, denotes selfish usurpation of property upon which you have no legal claim If you sell it, you will be criticised for niggardly benevolence.

To drink some, you will come into doubtful possession of wealth, but your generosity will draw around you convivial friends, and women will seek to entrance and hold you.

To see liquor in barrels, denotes prosperity, but unfavorable tendency toward making home pleasant.

If in bottles, fortune will appear in a very tangible form.

For a woman to dream of handling, or drinking liquor, foretells for her a happy Bohemian kind of existence. She will be good natured but shallow minded.

To treat others, she will be generous to rivals, and the indifference of lovers or husband will not seriously offset her pleasures or contentment. ... liquor dream meaning

Laser

Critical discernment; see “knife”... laser dream meaning

Leaf

Represents the condition of the tree (person), whether fruitful or dry and barren; see “tree”... leaf dream meaning

Line

According to the position; a warning if it is slanted across something, etc.,... line dream meaning

Language

1. Difficulties in communication.

2. An inability to under­stand, awkwardness in social situations. ... language dream meaning

Lotus

1. Spiritual aspects of self, personality and behavior.

2. Happi­ness and romance.

3. Intellectual and creative growth, acquiring wisdom and knowledge. ... lotus dream meaning

Lover

1. Self-acceptance.

2. Masculine or feminine side of self (op­posite gender).

3. Unresolved or recurring problems (old lover). ... lover dream meaning

Liquid

Because feelings arc often felt to flow within us, as when we listen to rousing music, or notice a feeling in the chest which moves to the throat, then may become crying or other expressed emotion, they may be shown in a dream as fluid. Liquid in bottle: a change of feelings, as when we dnnk wine or medicine; influenced by exterior emotions. White liq­uid: milk of kindness, self-giving or sperm, the magic fluid out of which life emerges. ... liquid dream meaning

Lard

To dream of lard, signifies a rise in fortune will soon gratify you.

For a woman to find her hand in melted lard, foretells her disappointment in attempting to rise in social circles. ... lard dream meaning

Leeches

To dream of leeches, foretells that enemies will run over your interests.

If they are applied to you for medicinal purposes, you will have a serious illness tn your family (if you escape yourself).

To see them applied to others, denotes sickness or trouble to friends.

If they should bite you, there is danger for you in unexpected places, and you should heed well this warning.... leeches dream meaning

Water Lily

To dream of a water lily, or to see them growing, foretells there will be a close commingling of prosperity and sorrow or bereavement.... water lily dream meaning

Dream In Dream

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

Landlord

The lord; one’s body is a house where their spirit indwells until the lord evicts at their demise; see “home”... landlord dream meaning

Lane

The peaceful, enlightened path... lane dream meaning

Leader

An authoritative figure; if substituted, research the name... leader dream meaning

Lease

A temporary situation... lease dream meaning

Limousine

A black limousine symbolizes the end of something or someone... limousine dream meaning

Lilac

1. New beginnings, renewal and healing.

2. Feelings of at­traction, sexuality. ... lilac dream meaning

Penis

1. Male sexuality.

2. Masculine power.

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

Father In Law

To dream of your father-in-law, denotes contentions with friends or relatives.

To see him well and cheerful, foretells pleasant family relations.... father in law dream meaning

Ladle

To see a ladle in your dreams, denotes you will be fortunate in the selection of a companion. Children will prove sources of happiness.

If the ladle is broken or uncleanly, you will have a grievous loss.... ladle dream meaning

Lazy

To dream of feeling lazy, or acting so, denotes you will make a mistake in the formation of enterprises, and will suffer keen disappointment.

For a young woman to think her lover is lazy, foretells she will have bad luck in securing admiration. Her actions will discourage men who mean marriage.... lazy dream meaning

Lending

To dream that you are lending money, foretells difficulties in meeting payments of debts and unpleasant influence in private.

To lend other articles, denotes impoverishment through generosity.

To refuse to lend things, you will be awake to your interests and keep the respect of friends.

For others to offer to lend you articles, or money, denotes prosperity and close friendships.... lending dream meaning

Breast

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

Ladybug

One who is irritating, but harmless; see “insect”... ladybug dream meaning

Landslide

Warning that one’s livelihood is threatened; see “foundation”... landslide dream meaning

Launch

Whatever was launched has entered into a new course of action... launch dream meaning

Law

Revealed to adhere... law dream meaning

Leap

Totally and enthusiastically complying with something... leap dream meaning

Lever

Using force outside one’s self to accomplish a task... lever dream meaning

Lifeguard

One who watches over another’s safety, either an authoritative figure or a guardian angel... lifeguard dream meaning

Litter

Spiritual or literal children or followers; research the type of animal; see “animals”... litter dream meaning

Loan

See “lending”... loan dream meaning

Loud

A loud voice is emphasizing the need to pay attention... loud dream meaning

Living Room

1. Part of inner self shown to the public.

2. A woman (dreamed by man).

3. Core of identity. ... living room dream meaning

Louse

To dream of a louse, foretells that you will have uneasy feelings regarding your health, and an enemy will give you exasperating vexation. See Lice. ... louse dream meaning

Mother-in-law

To dream of your mother-in-law, denotes there will be pleasant reconciliations for you after some serious disagreement.

For a woman to dispute with her mother-in-law, she will find that quarrelsome and unfeeling people will give her annoyance. ... mother-in-law 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

Lavatory

See “bath” and bathroom”... lavatory dream meaning

Laxative

Used to induce emotional relief from spiritually digested problems; see “bowels”... laxative dream meaning

Lie

See “liar”... lie dream meaning

List

Take note of any list, etc., Research, and discern contents... list dream meaning

Search

Literal... search dream meaning

Loneliness

(Aloneness; Isolation; Solitude) Loneliness in a dream means fame, artistry or attaining excellence in one’s craft. Ifa ruler or a governor sees himself alone in a dream, it represents his impeachment from office. Finding oneself alone in a dream also means poverty, or separation from one’s beloved. Loneliness in a dream also means humiliation, infamy, or segregation.... loneliness dream meaning

Leper

A dream of shame and infamy, it also prognosticates illness (Gypsy). ... leper dream meaning

Letters

To write or receive them, good news (Gypsy). ... letters dream meaning

Lagoon, Lake

The inner world of our feelings and fantasies, the unconscious. Sinking into: becoming introverted; giving up on trying, or expressing oneself. Looking into depths: self awareness, looking into oneself. Dirty water difficult feelings; being unsure of oneself; depression. See water. ... lagoon, lake dream meaning

Lock, Locked

Generally, the emotions or physical tensions we use to keep others from getting at us\ or to prevent our own urges or fears from being experienced; desire to keep something safe or protected, such as one s honour or emo­tions; feeling trapped; vagina; sexual tension. Occasionally a problem which needs a specific solution, the key; our ability to choose, whether to let someone into an intimate relation­ship. ... lock, locked 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

Landscape

Freud saw this image as a symbol for the human body.... landscape dream meaning

Parking Lot

Mentioning the lack of movement in your life, a parking lot may represent your inability to get going toward your goals. Not being able to locate your vehicle in a parking lot in a dream may comment that you have lost connection with your physical body, pointing to the need to get out of your head and into your body. This may be because you have parked too close to the issues of others and lost touch with yourself.... parking lot dream meaning

Landing

To dream of Landing from a boat portends ill-luck from one associated with the sea.... landing dream meaning

Lagoon

To dream of a lagoon, denotes that you will be drawn into a whirlpool of doubt and confusion through misapplication of your intelligence. ... lagoon dream meaning

Lament

To dream that you bitterly lament the loss of friends, or property, signifies great struggles and much distress, from which will spring causes for joy and personal gain.

To lament the loss of relatives, denotes sickness or disappointments, which will bring you into closer harmony with companions, and will result in brighter prospects for the future. ... lament dream meaning

Latch

To dream of a latch, denotes you will meet urgent appeals for aid, to which you will respond unkindly.

To see a broken latch, foretells disagreements with your dearest friend. Sickness is also foretold in this dream. ... latch dream meaning

Latin

To dream of studying this language, denotes victory and distinction in your efforts to sustain your opinion on subjects of grave interest to the public welfare.... latin dream meaning

Lemonade

If you drink lemonade in a dream, you will concur with others in signifying some entertainment as a niggardly device to raise funds for the personal enjoyment of others at your expense. ... lemonade dream meaning

Locket

If a young woman dreams that her lover places a locket around her neck, she will be the recipient of many beautiful offerings, and will soon be wedded, and lovely children will crown her life.

If she should lose a locket, death will throw sadness into her life.

If a lover dreams that his sweetheart returns his locket, he will confront disappointing issues.

The woman he loves will worry him and conduct herself in a displeasing way toward him.

If a woman dreams that she breaks a locket, she will have a changeable and unstable husband, who will dislike constancy in any form, be it business or affection.... locket dream meaning

Yule Log

To dream of a yule log, foretells that your joyous anticipations will be realized by your attendance at great festivities. ... yule log dream meaning

Bra

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

Large

A large room, etc., Is spiritually blessed; a large, muscular person is spiritually strong; see “obesity”... large dream meaning

Lasso

To ensnare in order to gain control; see “rope” and “noose”... lasso dream meaning

Leo

Courageous, fearless... leo dream meaning

Lid

A spiritual protection; research the contents and type of container, i.E. Plastic, glass, etc., See “cover”... lid dream meaning

Limb

One’s arms are tree branches which are to bear fruit; see “fruit” and “pruned”... limb dream meaning

Lobby

An area figurative of involvement with visitors, etc.... lobby dream meaning

Lollipop

Immature, sweet words and deeds which can deceive the innocent... lollipop dream meaning

Lunch

A time of enlightenment for a specific purpose; see “food”... lunch dream meaning

Lust

Revealed to make a way of escape... lust 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

Driver’s License

1. Identity.

2. Mobility, independence.

3. Achieving a new level of growth, dignity. ... driver’s license dream meaning

Laptop

A need or desire to be more versatile, more mobile in com­munication. ... laptop dream meaning

Las Vegas

Risk-taking, adventures, gambling—possibly with emotions, likely with situations or financial matters. ... las vegas dream meaning

Lead (metal)

1. Feelings of heaviness, discomfort, usually emo­tionally.

2. Discontent, arguments.

3. Possible health issue, lack of energy. ... lead (metal) dream meaning

Lesbian

1. Feminine power, getting in touch with one’s feminine side.

2. Possible fear of or confusion over sexual identity.

3. A need or desire for changes—likely minor, sometimes regarding sexuality. ... lesbian dream meaning

Llama

1. Comfort, care and consolation.

2. Feelings of too many re­sponsibilities and obligations.

3. Success, trust and happiness. ... llama dream meaning

Statue Of Liberty

1. One is independent, able to function on one’s own.

2. One is personally or culturally free. ... statue of liberty dream meaning

Locusts

In a dream, locusts represent an adversity, a trial, a calamity or a punishment. They also represent a destructive rain, or an occupation by a vehement army. Eating locusts in a dream means that one will receive money.

If one fills a cup or a pitcher with locust in a dream it also means earnings. Any place locusts fly into without causing harm in a dream means overcoming from adversities. Ifa rich person who has lost his wealth sees a swarm oflocust falling all over him in a dream, it means that he will recuperate his wealth.... locusts dream meaning

Loss

(Business) Ifone’s losses relate to his earnings, then his losses in the dream mean decadence of one’s principals, religious downswing, or they could mean heedlessness after guidance, disbelief after following one’s religion, or losses in general. This sin is man’s own. Ifone suffers a loss in a dream, it means dismay, horror, a scare, a shock or a menace. Complaining about a harm one suffers, a damage or a loss in a dream means attaining one’s goal.

(Also see Penny)... loss dream meaning

Luck

(Dwellings)... luck dream meaning

Languages

To dream you hear someone speaking in a foreign language to you denotes that you are having a hard time understanding a certain persons motives or actions, search the rest of the dream for how to handle this shortcoming in yourself.

If your dream was about someone, or yourself, using foul language, this will show that you will soon find yourself in an embarrassing situation brought on by another.... languages dream meaning

Landscapes

Our moods and attitudes, but particularly the set of habitual feelings we meet life with. As we create our surroundings in dreams, landscapes depict what feelings we ourself generate and live in. Gloomy: pessimism; self doubt; depression; a gloomy view of life. Sunny: hopeful; optimistic;

something to look forward to. Recurring scenes: habitual atti­tudes with which you approach situations. Recurring scenes of past residence: a stance you developed from that penod of your life. See countryside. ... landscapes dream meaning

Laugh

Release of tension; attempt to put others at ease, ridiculing or feeling embarrassed by some aspect of self; tak­ing things lightly. Sometimes much laughter can hide tears or sadness. Idioms: don’t make me laugh, laughing stock; laugh in somebody’s face; hollow laugh; laugh up one’s sleeve; laugh on the other side of your face. ... laugh dream meaning

Labour

1- To be labouring at something in the sense of working hard, suggests that we have a goal we wish to achieve.

To dream of ‘hard labour will alert us to an aspect of self-flagellation or self- punishment in what we are doing.

2- If a woman dreams of being in labour she should look at her wish and desire to be pregnant.

3- The twelve labours of Hercules are reputed to represent the passage of the sun through the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Thcv arc also the hard- ships and effort man uses to attain self-realisation.... labour dream meaning

Lord

See Meeting.... lord dream meaning

Leaping

For a young woman to dream of leaping over an obstruction, denotes that she will gain her desires after much struggling and opposition. See Jumping. ... leaping dream meaning

Lemons

To dream of seeing lemons on their native trees among rich foliage, denotes jealousy toward some beloved object, but demonstrations will convince you of the absurdity of the charge.

To eat lemons, foretells humiliation and disappointments. Green lemons, denotes sickness and contagion.

To see shriveled lemons, denotes divorce, if married, and separation, to lovers.... lemons dream meaning

Lentil

If you dream of lentils, it denotes quarrels and unhealthy surroundings.

For a young woman, this dream portends dissatisfaction with her lover, but parental advice will cause her to accept the inevitable. ... lentil dream meaning

Liar

To dream of thinking people are liars, foretells you will lose faith in some scheme which you had urgently put forward.

For some one to call you a liar, means you will have vexations through deceitful persons.

For a woman to think her sweetheart a liar, warns her that her unbecoming conduct is likely to lose her a valued friend. ... liar dream meaning

Lockjaw

To dream that you have lockjaw, signifies there is trouble ahead for you, as some person is going to betray your confidence.

For a woman to see others with lockjaw, foretells her friends will unconsciously detract from her happiness by assigning her unpleasant tasks.

If stock have it, you will lose a friend.... lockjaw dream meaning

Lucky

To dream of being lucky, is highly favorable to the dreamer. Fulfilment of wishes may be expected and pleasant duties will devolve upon you.

To the despondent, this dream forebodes an uplifting and a renewal of prosperity. ... lucky dream meaning

Lute

To dream of playing on one, is auspicious of joyful news from absent friends. Pleasant occupations follow the dreaming of hearing the music of a lute.... lute dream meaning

Lyre

To dream of listening to the music of a lyre, foretells chaste pleasures and congenial companionship. Business will run smoothly.

For a young woman to dream of playing on one, denotes that she will enjoy the undivided affection of a worthy man. ... lyre dream meaning

Lapse

Temporary failure revealed in order that it may be averted; see “procrastination”... lapse dream meaning

Larva

Gossip, after it has spread; see “gossip”... larva dream meaning

Leash

Controlling one to the point of complete domination... leash dream meaning

Lentils

Meekness, the spiritual food for wisdom and understanding... lentils dream meaning

Lick

To test out by discernment, in order to ascertain acceptable qualities... lick dream meaning

Link

A person or an object that has “connections”... link dream meaning

Lonely

Revealing loneliness is encouraging one to reach out in a mutually acceptable way... lonely dream meaning

Lotion

The oil of consolation... lotion dream meaning

Nipple

See “breast”... nipple dream meaning

Laryngitis

1. A need or desire to avoid speculation, risky proposals.

2. Difficulties in communication, especially in a relationship.

3. Possible health issue. ... laryngitis dream meaning

Love Letter

1. Truth and happiness.

2. A positive message from one as­pect of self to another or one level of consciousness to the next. ... love letter dream meaning

Lynch

1. Guilt, regret and a need to make amends.

2. Inertia, immo­bility.

3. Feelings of persecution. ... lynch dream meaning

Getting Lost

(See Lost; Wandering)... getting lost dream meaning

Laborer

A laborer in a dream represents an honorable worker who possesses dignity, integrity, and whose earnings are blessed.

(Also see Construction worker)... laborer dream meaning

Libra

(See Constellations; Moon)... libra dream meaning

Limping

(Hitching; Jerking; Lameness) Limping in a dream means becoming incapacitated, or being unable to conclude a project one is pursuing. Limping in a dream also means acquiring knowledge, understanding one’s religion, or growing in wisdom. Limping in a dream also means travels.

If the limping is caused by one’s right leg in the dream, it could mean that an illness will inflict one’s son, Ifthe limping has affected the left legin the dream, it could mean that one’s daughter will be engaged. Ifone has no children, or if he has no plans to travel, then limping in a dream means a warning to set back, slow down and to be careful about his next move.

If one’s leg is dislocated in a dream, it means that his wife may get sick. Limping in a dream also means longevity, knowledge and religious understanding. Seeing a woman limping in a dream means receiving something deficient.

The same goes if a woman sees someone limping or hopping on one foot in her dream. Limping in a dream also represents trickery, perfidy, or treason.

(Also see Lameness)... limping dream meaning

Listening

In a dream, listening to the Qur’an, or to the teachings of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, or to words of wisdom, or to an admonition, or a discourse of knowledge in a dream means receiving guidance, and it means turning repentantly to God Almighty.

Other wise, if one sees himself listening to backbiting, slandering, defamation, or eavesdropping in a dream, then it means that some harm will befall him. Listening to good advice and following its best guidance in a dream means receiving good news.

Eaves dropping in a dream means that one in tends to defame the other person. Listening, though pretending not to hear what is being said in a dream means that one makes it a habit to lie.

  • The sound of a crowd in a dream means money beside other benefits.
  • The bleating of sheep in a dream means distress and fear.
  • The neighing of horses in a dream means might and honor.
  • The barking of a dog in a dream means vein talk and meddling in people’s business.
  • The sound of a lynx in a dream means pampering oneself, or wantonness.
  • The cooing of pigeons in a dream means crying, sorrows or marriage.
  • The chirp of swallows in a dream means beneficial words.
  • The croaking of frogs in a dream means beatings.
  • The sound of bells and the hissing of snakes in a dream means a fight, an argument, a warning, or a war.
  • The braying of donkeys in a dream means cursing in the darkness.
  • The braying of mules in a dream means vein talk, or indulging in suspicious acts.
  • The mooing of a cow in a dream means temptation.
  • The gurgling of camels in a dream means travels and difficulties.
  • The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats.
  • The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuation.
  • The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, or to move from one field into another.
  • The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery.
  • The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace.
  • The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.
  • The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, or a for the coming evil.

(Also see Eavesdropping, Sound of animals, Speaking)... listening dream meaning

Light Bulb

To be in the dark and then have a light bulb turn on is symbolic of God showing you that righteous living will illuminate your situation, Isa. 58:9-10... light bulb dream meaning

Locker Room

Symbolic of preparation or the time right before a major event in your life ... locker room 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

Logs

To dream of cleaving logs portends a visit from strangers (Artemidorus). ... logs dream meaning

Larder

See house under house, buildings; food. ... larder dream meaning

Laurel / Bay Leaves

1- The laurel or bay tree is less like- ly to appear in dreams nowadays, unless the dreamer is either a gardener or has particular knowledge of symbolism. In former times, it would have represented a particular type of success. Traditionally the laurel or bay is difficult to grow, so it would have symbolised triumph over difficulty.

2- The laurel wreath is often used to indicate triumph and victory, and therefore is an acknowledgement of success. It also suggests immortality.

3- The laurel or bay tree signifies chastity and cternitv.... laurel / bay leaves dream meaning

Leaf / Leaves

1- A leaf very often represents a period of growth and can also indicate time. Green leaves can suggest hope and new opportunities, or the Springtime. Dead leaves signify a period of sadness, barrenness or Autumn (see Autumn).

2- When looking at our lives as a whole, leaves can give some indication of a particular period of our lives - perhaps a period that has been meaningful and creative. Following a dream about leaves we may need to assess how to go forward in order to avail ourselves of the opportunities offered.

3- Leaves signify fertility and growth. Since each leaf is completely unique, we may be being alerted to the beauty of crcation.... leaf / leaves dream meaning

Lorry

see Journey... lorry dream meaning

Low

see Position... low dream meaning

Sister In Law

To dream of your sister-in-law symbolizes attributes that the both of you may have in common. Also, contemplate the bond that you both share.

If you are arguing with your sister-in-law, it may imply that you refuse to accept that you both have certain aspects or attributes in common.... sister in law dream meaning

Lingerie

Dreams of lingerie represent sensuality, seduction and that you are accentuating and embellishing your feminine power, appeal and allure. Because lingerie is mostly hidden from view, it represents that you are hiding a sexy secret and/or manipulating someone with your sensuality.... lingerie dream meaning

Learn

To learn is to accrue knowledge, and to be learned spiritually is to have acquired knowledge through study. Dreams are a way for us to link with other levels of consciousness and acquire knowledge.... learn dream meaning

Legitimate

In spiritual terms a legitimate act is one that has been sanctioned by a higher authority.... legitimate dream meaning

Leaking

To dream of seeing a leak in anything, is usually significant of loss and vexations. ... leaking dream meaning

Letter-carrier

If you dream of a letter-carrier coming with your letters, you will soon receive news of an unwelcome and an unpleasant character.

To hear his whistle, denotes the unexpected arrival of a visitor.

If he passes without your mail, disappointment and sadness will befall you.

If you give him letters to mail, you will suffer injury through envy or jealousy.

To converse with a letter-carrier, you will implicate yourself in some scandalous proceedings.... letter-carrier dream meaning

Lightning-rod

To see a lightning-rod, denotes that threatened destruction to some cherished work will confront you.

To see one change into a serpent, foretells enemies will succeed in their schemes against you.

If the lightning strikes one, there will be an accident or sudden news to give you sorrow.

If you are having one put up, it is a warning to beware how you begin a new enterprise, as you will likely be overtaken by disappointment.

To have them taken down, you will change your plans and thereby further your interests.

To see many lightning rods, indicates a variety of misfortunes. ... lightning-rod dream meaning

In-law

In regard to the law... in-law dream meaning

Landmark

Descriptive of one’s internal, as well as external, character; see “cornerstone” and “foundation”... landmark dream meaning

Lawnmower

Used to spiritually groom, cutting down overgrown problems; see “lawn”... lawnmower dream meaning

Leaning

Depending too much on that person or object that one leans upon... leaning dream meaning

Leaven

See “baking powder”... leaven dream meaning

Ledge

See “cliff”... ledge dream meaning

Licorice

The medicine of sweetness that brings healing to one’s oppressed spirit... licorice dream meaning

Lotto

See “lottery”... lotto dream meaning

Lunatic

See “insane”... lunatic dream meaning

Face-lift

1. Change of social image.

2. Recent changes may be super­ficial. ... face-lift dream meaning

Lady

1. A good omen regarding health and ambition.

2. A sign of maturity, refinement and thoughtfulness in aspects of life, often relationships.

3. The feminine side of self. ... lady dream meaning

Levitate

1. One is “left hanging,” immobile and inert.

2. Freedom and happiness.

3. Feelings of being “adrift” of reality, not grounded. ... levitate dream meaning

Licking

1. Testing or sampling before you commit.

2. Adventure­some disposition.

3. Good luck and wealth are in the offing (to be licked by a dog). ... licking dream meaning

Life Jacket

1. Feelings of security, personal safety.

2. Confidence in conflicts and confrontations. ... life jacket dream meaning

Locker

1. Secrets and/or hidden aspects of personality.

2. Long hid­den or repressed emotions or problems (to see a school locker).

3. A phase of uncertainty, confusion (to be unable to open a locker). ... locker dream meaning

Loon

1. A need or desire for introspection, thoughtful self-exploration, sometimes spiritual.

2. General symbol for balance and serenity. ... loon dream meaning

Low Tide

1. A fear or reluctance to change, possibly due to an un­healthy environment.

2. A feeling that troubles will soon end.

3. A time of change. ... low tide dream meaning

Northern Lights

1. Indicates a wealth of energy, vitality.

2. A sudden inspiration, awareness, often in relationships. ... northern lights 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

Brother In-law

Having a brother in-law in a dream and particularly for someone who does not have in-laws means strength, peace and tranquility.... brother in-law dream meaning

Laziness

(See Incompletejob; Lassitude)... laziness dream meaning

Librarian

(Compiling literary works; Pastry chef; Sweets)... librarian dream meaning

Limbs

(Arm; Member) Limbs in a dream represent one’s family. Seeing oneself dismembered in a dream means the dispersal of his family, or that he will cut off his blood ties, or it could mean undertaking a long journey and separating from one’s family for a long time.

(Also see Body’; Tooth)... limbs dream meaning

Lintel

(See Doorstep)... lintel dream meaning

Lioness

In a dream, a lioness represents an evil woman, or a despot who is also affectionate toward her cubs, or she could represent the daughter of a king or a ruler. Sleeping with a lioness in a dream means conquering one’s enemy. Eating the flesh of a lioness in a dream means that one may become wealthy.

(Also see Lion)... lioness dream meaning

Long Hair

Hair is interpreted as wealth and beauty. But if such hair falls upon the face or tufts of hair is seen on the cheek it suggests grief and sorrow. According to some people it could suggest beautiful garments as well..

Hair which is intertwined or folded or wrapped suggests that ill will be spoken of the observer of such a dream and that he will not be able to defend himself.... long hair dream meaning

Lot

(God’s prophet Liit; Nephew of God’s prophet and bosom friend Abraham, upon both of them be peace) Seeing the prophet Lot in a dream means distress and trouble caused by one’s own people and wife, or perhaps it could mean victory over one’s enemy and witnessing God’s wrath toward them. Seeing the prophet Lot in a dream also denotes obliteration of a nation, effacement, earthquake and destruction if the people who displease their Lord and follow the conduct of the dwellers of the two cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Seeing the prophet Lot’s wife in a dream means that one’s wife will rebel against him and strive to destroy his life and perhaps she will also be destroyed during that process.

If everyone sees Lot’s wife in a dream, it means that evil will spread among the women of that land. Seeing the prophet Lot, upon whom be peace, in a dream also denotes a warning against sodomy, and it means that one’s wife is a corrupt woman.... lot dream meaning

Love Seat

(See Couch) 260... love seat dream meaning

Lunar Eclipse

(See Eclipse)... lunar eclipse dream meaning

Lilies

Young girls, Song. 2:2. Lilies are also symbolic of blossoming in life, Hosea 14:5... lilies dream meaning

Lambs

Always a favorable dream except to slay one, this denotes moral torment; to own one, comfort, peace and happiness (Gypsy). Christian symbol.... lambs dream meaning

Leeks

See Onions.... leeks 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

Left Behind

Example: ‘In my dream I woke up and had the feeling that a lot of time had passed. I felt I had lost all this time.

A group of friends I was with had gone ahead, left me behind, and I wondered if I would ever catch up’ (Patience C). Oneself left behind: feelings of rejection or inadequacy; sense of waking up to what you have not done or experienced in life, as Patience does in her dream. Leaving something, someone behind: leaving the past behind, breakup of relation­ship. Idioms: fall behind; put it all behind me. See also bag. ... left behind dream meaning

Losing

something A lost opportunity; forgetting something which is important. Depending on dream, might also suggest actual, or feelings about, loss of virginity; loss of health, losing a lover/partner, or whatever the lost thing depicts. ... losing dream meaning

Loudspeaker

Something we have heard, something which is trying to gain ‘a hearing’; how we receive aural information— in one ear and out the other, or is it received and understood? ... loudspeaker dream meaning

Leading

Motivation to pursue advancement. Or loneliness. Life needs to be better organized. This is a dream that almost always calls on your inner guide, or how you are guiding others. Can you lead and still let others lead you?... leading dream meaning

Leprechaun

(see Faiij)... leprechaun dream meaning

Lawsuit

It is a sign of deterioration in business affairs if you dream of suing or being sued.... lawsuit dream meaning

Levitation

A dream where you are being levitated off your feet and up into the air is the way your dream sometimes upbraids you about certain actions you are doing, or certain strong emotions you are expressing, in your waking hours. This dream is a definite play on words and it is telling you to: keep your feet on the ground: don’t get carried away: don’t fly off the handle: get back down to earth. This is a good dream to listen to.... levitation dream meaning

Lead / Leading / Leader

We are able to take authority by virtue of our spiritual knowledge, though with humility and without ego. In dreams we will often find ourselves taking the lead before we are consciously able to do so.... lead / leading / leader dream meaning

Leave / Leaving

To leave a situation may suggest conscious rejection of the past in order to create spiritual progression.... leave / leaving dream meaning

Lend / Lending / Loan

In spiritual terms, the concept of lending is connected with healing and support.... lend / lending / loan dream meaning

Levels / Layers

A level in sacred architecture represents knowledge out of the norm. All religions are based on worshipping a cosmic order, which means that a key aspect of religion is trying to recreate this order, something we often try to do in dreams.

A stupa, for instance, a memorial instigated by buddha himself, is essentially made up of the following five levels: a) a square base b) a hemispherical dome c) a conical spire d) a crescent moon e) a circular disc each of these components is rich in spiritual significance and is identified with one of the five cosmic elements of creation. These are, from the base up, earth, water, fire, air and space.... levels / layers dream meaning

Lie / Lying

To lie, as in speak falsely, is to speak against a truth, though interestingly not necessarily against what we believe to be true.

If we have sworn to tell the truth and do not, this would be spiritual perjury.... lie / lying dream meaning

Live / Living

When something is live it is full of – perhaps unspent – spiritual energy. Considering such energy may alter our perception of the life we live.... live / living dream meaning

Lose / Loss / Lost

The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomizes the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... lose / loss / lost dream meaning

Yule / Yule Log

In pagan times a log was decorated and burnt at the time of the winter solstice (yule) in order to clear away the old year, and to celebrate the return of the sun. In dreams it is seen as a symbol of light and new life. Also consult the entry for fire as well as spiritual imagery in the introduction.... yule / yule log dream meaning

Light Switch

If you dream of turning on a light switch, you will receive thanks for doing something nice.

If you turned off the light switch, you are due for a vacation or a break from your responsibilities.

If the light switch in your dream wasn’t working, you are having a hard time figuring out the solution to a personal issue.... light switch dream meaning

Mountain Lion

A mountain lion in your dream represents wild beauty, power and raw emotion. It often refers to feminine powerand aggression.

A female you know may represent some danger to your social position or sense of well-being.... mountain lion dream meaning

Power Lines

To see or become entangled in power lines, represents your struggle for power and empowerment. You are experiencing an obstacle toward your goals or in your romantic relationship. This is a common dream for people who are having power struggles with their parents.... power lines dream meaning

Traffic Light

To see a traffic light in your dream, suggests that you feel you are being held back from pursuing your goals. You may also feel pressure to succeed or else be left behind.

If the traffic light is green, then it indicates that you have been given a seal of approval to follow whatever path you have chosen or whatever decision you have made.

If the traffic light is flashing all different colors, you are feeling much confusion over which direction you should proceed to achieve your interests.

If the traffic light is red, this suggests that you need to stop what you are doing and think about the situation before moving forward. You need to proceed with care and caution. Alternatively, an red traffic signal can signify barriers and difficulties on our path.

If you dream of driving through a red light, this indicates that you do not consider the consequences of your action. It may refer to your reckless habits.... traffic light dream meaning

Beacon-light

For a sailor to see a beacon-light, portends fair seas and a prosperous voyage.

For persons in distress, warm attachments and unbroken, will arise among the young.

To the sick, speedy recovery and continued health. Business will gain new impetus.

To see it go out in time of storm or distress, indicates reverses at the time when you thought Fortune was deciding in your favor. ... beacon-light dream meaning

Foot-log

To dream of crossing a clear stream of water on a foot-log, denotes pleasant employment and profit.

If the water is thick and muddy, it indicates loss and temporary disturbance.

For a woman this dream indicates either a quarrelsome husband, or one of mild temper and regular habits, as the water is muddy or clear.

To fall from a foot-log into clear water, signifies short widowhood terminating in an agreeable marriage.

If the water is not clear, gloomy prospects. See Bridge. ... foot-log dream meaning

Lamp-post

To see a lamp-post in your dreams, some stranger will prove your staunchiest friend in time of pressing need.

To fall against a lamp-post, you will have deception to overcome, or enemies will ensnare you.

To see a lamp-post across your path, you will have much adversity in your life. ... lamp-post dream meaning

Lap-robe

To dream of a lap-robe, indicates suspicious engagements will place you under the surveillance of enemies or friends.

To lose one, your actions will be condemned by enemies to injure your affairs. ... lap-robe dream meaning

Lawns

To dream of walking upon well-kept lawns, denotes occasions for joy and great prosperity.

To join a merry party upon a lawn, denotes many secular amusements, and business engagements will be successfully carried on.

For a young woman to wait upon a green lawn for the coming of a friend or lover, denotes that her most ardent wishes concerning wealth and marriage will be gratified.

If the grass be dead and the lawn marshy, quarrels and separation may be expected.

To see serpents crawling in the grass before you, betrayal and cruel insinuations will fill you with despair. ... lawns dream meaning

Legislature

To dream that you are a member of a legislature, foretells you will be vain of your possessions and will treat members of your family unkindly. You will have no real advancement.... legislature dream meaning

Life-boat

To dream of being in a life-boat, denotes escape from threatened evil.

To see a life-boat sinking, friends will contribute to your distress.

To be lost in a life-boat, you will be overcome with trouble, in which your friends will be included to some extent.

If you are saved, you will escape a great calamity. ... life-boat dream meaning

Lime-kiln

To dream of a lime-kiln, foretells the immediate future holds no favor for speculations in love or business.... lime-kiln dream meaning

Limes

To dream of eating limes, foretells continued sickness and adverse straits.... limes dream meaning

Loaves

To dream of loaves of bread, denotes frugality.

If they be of cake, the dreamer has cause to rejoice over his good fortune, as love and wealth will wait obsequiously upon you. Broken loaves, bring discontent and bickerings between those who love.

To see loaves multiply phenomenally, prognosticates great success. Lovers will be happy in their chosen ones. ... loaves dream meaning

Lodger

For a woman to dream that she has lodgers, foretells she will be burdened with unpleasant secrets.

If one goes away without paying his bills, she will have unexpected trouble with men.

For one to pay his bill, omens favor and accumulation of money. ... lodger dream meaning

Lozenges

To dream of lozenges, foretells success in small matters.

For a woman to eat or throw them away, foretells her life will be harassed by little spites from the envious. ... lozenges dream meaning

Lacquer

As a coat is worn for protection from the cold, it is a spiritual protection from outside influences... lacquer dream meaning

Latrine

See “bathroom”... latrine dream meaning

Laundromat

An establishment that spiritually cleanses, i.E.

A church, mission, rehabilitation; see “laundry”... laundromat dream meaning

Leek

See “onion”... leek dream meaning

Legacy

Favor paid for by another’s life sacrifice... legacy dream meaning

Legal

Accepted as legitimate... legal dream meaning

Leisure

Literally, free time... leisure dream meaning

Limbo

Undecided; see “waver”... limbo dream meaning

Lisp

Figurative of immature words... lisp dream meaning

Loft

One’s mental state... loft dream meaning

Loyal

Revealing who is worthy of trust... loyal dream meaning

Lucifer

See “demon”... lucifer dream meaning

Lure

Temptation revealed in order to avert entrapment... lure dream meaning

Seduce

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

Driving Lessons

1. A need to reassess ethics, morality in professional affairs.

2. A lack of confidence.

3. A need for discipline. ... driving lessons dream meaning

Longing

1. Reconciliation in the offing.

2. Disappointment, sadness. ... longing dream meaning

Body Limbs

In a dream, the head and the brain represent man’s controller, strength, benefits, longevity, wisdom or power. One’s ears in a dream represent his wife, daughter, sister or aunt.

The eyes represent one’s faith, religion or children.

The right eye represents his son and the left eye represents his daughter.

The forehead in a dream represents one’s beauty, son, power, honor, wealth, leadership or the point of prostration in one’s prayers.

A wide forehead in a dream means prosperity, while a narrow forehead means tightness.

The eyebrows represent one’s protection or spiritual guardianship. As for the human nose in a dream, it represents honor, longevity and respect. Whatever comes out of one’s nose in a dream is good and whatever goes into it in a dream may not be beneficial.

A bleeding nose in a dream means receiving or giving money.

If one’s nose is cut off in a dream, it means circumcision, falling in rank, or it could mean his death. Inhaling water and clearing one’s nose in a dream represents someone who deceives his wife.

If a bird or an animal comes out of one’s nose in a dream, it means that a cattle, a pet, or a domesticated animal will give birth to its babies in such a house.

A large nose in a dream represents honor and respect. Smelling a nice fragrance in a dream means begetting a son, or it could mean relief from difficulties. One’s face in a dream represents his happiness or his sorrow. Seeing the forehead and the face in a dream means money, honor and a beautiful woman.

The earlock and the temples represent two noble and blessed daughters.

A bright face in a dream means glad tidings, while a yellowish face in a dream means bad news or miseries. Frowning in a dream means a misfortune. Ifa woman sees herselffrowning in a dream, it means the death of her husband.

The two lips in a dream represent one’s helpers.

The lower lip is stronger in meaning than the upper lip.

It is also said that lips in a dream represent one’s relatives.

The upper lip represents the male relatives and the lower lip represents the female relatives. Sealed lips in a dream mean difficulties or adversities.

The mouth in a dream represents a key, one’s livelihood, the conclusion of one’s life, death, illness, strength, a coffer, a marketplace, a door attendant, a chief minister, or a door.lfone’s mouth is sealed in a dream, it means a scandal. One’s tongue in a dream represents his or her translator.

A long tongued person in a dream may mean winning an argument, or it could mean innocence from allegation.

An elongated tongue of ajudge in a dream means clarity and justice.

A tied-up tongue in a dream means poverty, sickness, depression, a calamity, or it could represent an unworthy person. Having two tongues in a dream means praiseworthiness and acquiring two types of knowledge. Seeing what is inside one’s mouth in a dream means exposing one’s ills. Biting on one’s tongue in a dream means regret. Watching one’s tongue in a dream means protecting oneself from pitfalls. Carrying one’s tongue by hand in a dream means receiving indemnity for bodily injury or receiving blood money.

If one sees his throat blocked in such a way that he could not speak in a dream, it denotes his stinginess toward his own family. Ifone sees one of his limbs speaking against him in a dream, it means that someone will report him to the authorities or become a witness against him in court. Ifone sees himself in a dream riding over the shoulders of his enemy, it means that he will commit a wrongdoing or a shameful act.

If there is no enmity between them, and if he sees himself riding over the shoulders of a friend in a dream, it means earning something from him. Carrying something over one’s shoulders in a dream means debts.

If one sees himselfcarrying a hypocrite over his shoulders in a dream, it means that he may work in a lumberyard or carry wood to earn a living. One’s shoulders in a dream also represent his parents, brothers, partners, station, or beauty. Anything that affects them in a dream will manifest in any ofthe above. In a dream, one’s neck represents an embrace, a donation with terms, a legal will, or a conditional endowment.

The neck and the shoulders in a dream represent one’s trust or trustworthiness.

A healthy and strong neck in a dream means trustworthiness and ability to meet one’s obligations. Wounds, festering or purulence in one’s neck in a dream mean betraying God’s trust.

If one sees a nice bird sitting over his neck in a dream it means benefits or an alibi.

If it is not a gentle bird, then it becomes a bad omen, or a rebuke.

If one sees a necklace, a rope, a wire, or a thread around his neck in a dream, it means fulfilling one’s promise, acquiring knowledge and honor.

A long neck in a dream could mean four things, that is justice, leadership, attainment of one’s goals or calling people to prayers.

The left hand represents one’s helper, friend, savings, or a compassionate relative. Longhands in a dream represent a charitable person, or a capable one, and short hands mean the opposite. Long hands also could mean longevity, wealth, helpers, borrowing money, governing, fulfilling one’s commands, profits from one’s business or having business sense.

If one’s hand is cut off in a dream, it means the death of his brother, his father, his partner, or a close friend or his assistant.

If the right hand is cut off in a dream, it means a vow one takes to deprive someone from his rights. It also means loss of one’sjob or cuttingoffone’s blood ties, or it could mean that he has committed a theft.

If a righteous person sees his hand cut off in a dream, it means abstaining from wrongdoing or eschewing evil.

If one’s left hand is cut off in a dream, it means reestablishing his relationship with his family and rediscovering the benefits of good qualities.

If one’s hand is broken in a dream, it means an adversity, illness, loss of business, or loss of a dear person.

The cracking skin of one’s hands in a dream means loss of wealth. Stretched hands in a dream means ill caused by a close friend. Stretching one’s hands in a dream also could mean generosity.

If one’s hands are cut off without causinghim any pain in a dream, it means that he may fall in love.

If one sees his hands joined together in a dream, it means having a family reunion, or a wedding. Ifone’s hands are trembling in a dream, it means weakness, illness, old age or longevity.

If one’s hands feel dry in a dream” it means that such a person does little good in his life. Ifone enters his hand under his arm’s pit in a dream, then brings it out bright and radiant in a dream, it means that he will acquire knowledge and may develop wisdom. Otherwise, it could mean profits.

If he brings forth his hand from under his arm’s pit in the dream, and if it reveal a flame in his dream, it represents a manifestation of divine power and a blessed victory.

If one pulls his hand from under his arm’s pit and it brings forth water in the dream, it means that he will receive great benefits and growth in his life, or perhaps that a long awaited traveller will shortly arrive to his doorsteps.

If a right-handed person sees himself being lefthanded in a dream, it means hardships.

If one sees himself walking with his hands in a dream, it represents his dependence on a relative to provide for his needs.

If one’s hands say something nice to him in a dream, it means financial comfort. Ifone’s hand is cut-offin a dream as punishment for a sin, it could mean marriage, a bad wife, or lack of trustworthiness.

If one washes his hands with soap in a dream, it means that he will abandon something he initiated, or that his intention will not be fulfilled.

If a form of life or a good spirit comes out from one’s hands in a dream, it indicates benefits.

If such a life is a malignant one, then it means the opposite.

If one takes someone by the hand in a dream, it means that he will help him and save his life. Ifsomethingsprouts in one’s hands or if one’s hands turn into iron, or a vegetable in a dream, it means negative that is a brother, a sister, a partner, a son, a compassionate friend, one’s strength, wealth, leadership, money, proof, a craft, or work.

The condition in which the palm of one’s hand looks in a dream indicates the state of one’s health and fitness. Clapping one’s hands in a dream could either mean joy and happiness, or it could mean nothing. Wearing a glove in one’s hand in a dream means ceasing the course of wrongdoing. Slapping one’s own face with both hands means sorrow, sadness or calamities. Hitting the back of one’s hand into the palm of the other hand in a dream means separation. In a dream, the fingers of the right hand represent the daily five time prayers.

The thumb represents the pre-dawn prayer, the index represents the midday prayer, the middle finger represents the mid-afternoon prayer, the ring finger represents the sunset prayer, and the little finger represents the evening prayer. As for the fingers of the left hand in a dream, they are interpreted to represent one’s nephews.

To cross or intertwine one’s fingers in a dream means difficulties and poverty. One’s toes in a dream represent the beauty of his character and denote his straightforwardness. Any defect or crookedness in them in a dream will mirror in wakefulness.

If a toe or a finger is bitten or crushed in a dream, it denotes evil or perhaps an accident. Ifone sees milk coming forth from his thumb and blood coming forth from his index finger in a dream, it means that he will marry a mother, then will he marry her daughter, or it could mean that he will rape the mother, then her daughter. Crackingone’s fingers in a dream means exchanging bad words between relatives or being sarcastic or making fun of other people.

If one’s fingers are paralyzed in a dream, it means that he has committed an awful sin.

If one sees his right hand paralyzed in a dream, it means injustice toward a weak person or inflicting losses upon an innocent person.

If one’s left hand is paralyzed in a dream, it means the death of his brother or sister. As for the fingernails in a dream, they denote beauty, courage, strength, a religious covenant, or money.

If one’s fingernails are chipped, extracted, or broken in a dream, they means loss of money and strength.

If they look nicely clipped in a dream, they mean both spiritual and material benefits. Long nails at the point of a near breaking in a dream mean distress, sorrow, fears and depression.

If one’s nail becomes a claw in a dream, it means rising against one’s enemy and opposition.

If one does not have fingernails in a dream, it means bankruptcy. Ifone’s fingernails turn yellow, green or blue or if they are broken in the dream, it means death. Clipping them in a dream means dispelling calamities or distress.

If a thorn or a chip of wooden enters under one’s fingernails in a dream, it means loss of power or money.

If one sees himself in a dream knocking his fingernails against his teeth in a dream, it means committing a despicable and a loathsome act. As for seeing one’s chest in a dream, if one sees himselfhaving a broad and a nice looking chest (See Chest), it means repentance of a sinner, or being eager and willing to follow the truth and to comply with it, or to make easy what was earlier difficult. One’s breasts in a dream (See Breast) represent his daughter. Man’s breast in a dream means a woman, and woman’s breasts in a dream represents a man. Breasts in a dream mean five things a little boy, a little girl, a servant, a friend, or a brother. One’s abdomen in a dream means money, children, relatives or prosperity. Ifone sees his abdomen being cut open and washed, then stitched back to normal in the dream, it means blessings from God Almighty, forgiveness for one’s sins, and it could mean that one will receive spiritual guidance. One’s abdomen in a dream also denotes his good conduct, amiable character, blessed enterprises and protection from the evil of the accursed Satan.

If one sees a newborn son or daughter coming out of his abdomen in a dream, it means that such a child will be born and will grow to govern that household. As for one’s livers in a dream, they represent knowledge, money or children.

If a man of knowledge sees his livers flying away from his body like birds in a dream, it means that he will forget his knowledge, or if one has children, they may die, or perhaps the government may seize his property even if he has nothing.

If one sees himself eating his own livers in a dream, it means earning his livelihood.

If they are cooked in the dream, then they represent a lawful income, or they could mean gobbling the property of one’s own children. Ifa liver is removed in a dream, it means the death of a child. Removing a liver in a dream also could mean injustice. One’s kidney in a dream means having a good business connection, dispelling adversities, distress, trouble, safety from danger, a husband and a wife, one’s parents, or it could represent two lovers. One’s kidneys in a dream also represent a strong, courageous and a hard working man who serves someone in authority, or he may become a personal guard, or an assistant to the governor. As for one’s lungs in a dream, they represent joy, happiness, or sorrow. Donating a lung to someone known or unknown in a dream means receiving happiness in return. Eating a broiled lung of a domesticated animal in a dream means profits. Otherwise, it could mean acquiring unlawful money. Seeing one’s lung torn in a dream means nearing one’s death. One’s spleen in a dream (See Spleen) represents money. As for seeing one’s intestines in a dream, they represent earnings, leadership, a child, unlawful money, intercession, hatred, livelihood, work or they could mean changing one’s mind about doing somethingwhich could cause a disaster. One’s stomach in a dream represents longevity, livelihood or children.

A healthy stomach in a dream means enjoying strength and a long life.

The same interpretation is given to the intestines or the umbilicus or the navel and the three of them represent one’s relationship with his wife. As for the ribs (See Ribs) in a dream, they represent women.

The loins or the spinal column in a dream represent one’s progeny. One’sback in a dream (See Back) represents his strength, wealth, glory, fame, master, destruction, end, poverty, old age and burdens.

If one sees himself carrying a heavy load in a dream, it means that he is carrying his sins.

If he carries merchandise in the dream, it means debt.

If he carries woods in the dream, it means backbiting others.

If one sees himself carrying a dead person on his back in a dream, it means that he takes care of orphans. As for one’s heart (See Heart) in a dream, it means intelligence, vigilance, awareness, guidance, clarity and piety. One’s buttocks and the rear end in a dream represent his earnings,job and profits.lfone sees himselflicking someone’s rear end or buttocks in the dream, it means giving high praises to an unworthy and an impious person or commending him.

The male and female sexual organs in a dream represent a good father or one’s profession. What comes or goes into the male organ or woman’s vagina in a dream of good or bad will reflect in their lives. Seeing one’s penis in a dream means children, money, pride, state, or authority.

The testicles represent one’s livelihood, one’s daughters, protection and maintenance.

The meaning of the penis and the testicles may be transposed in the dream interpretation. One’s anus in a dream means a pouch, a store, a resting place, or a coffer.

The knee represents one’s capital or one’s attendance to his work and earning his livelihood. As for the legs, they too represent one’s capital, paying attention to one’s work and conduct. Man’s leg represents a woman, and a woman’s leg represents a man. Ifone’s leg turns into wood or iron in a dream, it means that he will fail to earn his livelihood. One’s feet represent his parents, his livelihood, a journey or his wealth.

(See Feet; Foot).

If one foot is broken or cut off in a dream, it means either the death of a parent or loss of half of one’s capital.

If one’s feet turn into iron or copper in a dream, it means longevity.

If they turn into glass in the dream, they denote his short life.

The human bones represent his livelihood, religion, glory or money. Collecting bones in a dream means saving money.

The bone marrow in a dream represents hidden money, good awareness, patience and gratitude.

The veins and nerves in a dream represent one’s clan, modesty and progeny. As for seeing the human skin in a dream, it means ornaments, presiding over others, a veil, blessings, livelihood, provisions, life and a garment.


Also see Aorta; Face; Finger; Five fingers; Gall bladder; Heel; Jugular vein; Marrow; Nails; Palm; Pluck; Spleen; Teeth; Tongue; Tooth... body limbs 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

Good Luck

(See Hunchback)... good luck 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

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

Lair

(See Hole)... lair dream meaning

Lameness

To walk lamely in a dream means concealing God’s favors and blessings for selfish reasons, or pretending to be poor when in fact one is rich, or claiming to be in need when his claims are false, or it could mean cunningness, deceit and fraud.

(Also see Limping)... lameness dream meaning

Lamenting

(Mourning; Wailing; Yowling) Lamenting and desiring something in a dream connotes evil. Lamentation in a dream also represents a preacher or it could represent a putrid odor that comes from opening the door of a filthy lavatory. Lamentation in a dream also represents dogs’ yowling, drum beating, the ringing sound of cymbals, or it could mean a wedding. Sitting in a place where people are lamenting and mourning their dead in a dream means that an ominous evilmaytake place in that locality, or perhaps it could mean separation between families and friends.

If one sees himself mourning a deceased person in a dream, it means that harm will come to him from the descendents or family of the departed person. Lamenting with great pain and sorrow and mourning over a deceased person in a dream also means waking up to a great joy and happiness. Lamenting in a dream also means adversities which are driven by the person who is lamenting. It also means going astray, or it could denote a flute, as the flute denotes lamenting in a dream. Lamenting in a dream also represents the work of ignorance.... lamenting dream meaning

Legume

(See Garden herbs; Lentil; Sprouts)... legume dream meaning

Lies

(See Lying)... lies dream meaning

Life

(Bread; Clouds; Concealment; Rain; Soldiers; Vapor; Water)... life dream meaning

Locksmith

A locksmith in a dream represents a broker. Ifhe locks the door of his own house in the dream, it means that he arranges marriages, or works as a wedding consultant.

If he locks the door of his shop in a dream, it means that he brokers merchandises and businesses. Seeing a locksmith in a dream also means concealing a secrets, or it could mean marriage.... locksmith dream meaning

Lodge

(Cave; Den; Harbor; lodge; Refuge; Retreat; Sanctuary. See Inn; Hostel; Pub)... lodge dream meaning

Swarm Of Locusts

A swarm of locusts is one’s dream represents an army. And an army of soldiers represents a swarm of locusts which will cause havoc and destruction.

If a swarm of locusts is seen approaching or flying without buzzing it represents one’s wealth which one had accumulated secretly. But if it is with buzzing sound it means enmity and hatred.... swarm of locusts dream meaning

Lie Detector

Symbolic of needing to be honest, Col. 3:9 ... lie detector dream meaning

Life Insurance

Symbolic of salvation, Titus 2:13 ... life insurance dream meaning

Tree Of Life

Symbolic of wisdom, Prov. 3:18... tree of life dream meaning

Lightening

You’re struck by lightening: you will be struck by good luck... lightening dream meaning

Lateness

If you are arriving late, your unconscious may be telling you to be more perceptive and to use more foresight when making plans. Lateness suggests that the dreamer may be feeling unprepared and distracted in a particular situation in daily life or in regard to long term goals.... lateness dream meaning

Lackey

A dream denoting a secret enemy; on the back of a carriage, undue pride and ostentation (Gypsy). Symbolism apparent.... lackey dream meaning

Lines

Broken lines represent the feminine aspect. Solid lines represent the masculine aspect.... lines dream meaning

Lists

Making a list in a dream denotes that the dreamer is worried about forgetting an important item that looms large in his/her life. This is more in the form of a worry dream and must be correlated to the rest of the dream to do the dreamer any good at all.... lists dream meaning

Lockets

If you dream you receive a locket from a loved one this is an omen that you will soon be married and will receive many beautiful gifts. Should a woman dream that she breaks the locket her husband will be unfaithful all her married life and if a locket is lost sadness will enter in your life.... lockets dream meaning

Safe (locker)

A safe, when used to protect valuables, is a good omen signifying security in your life.

An empty safe in your dreams may mean loss if it has been broken into, or lack if it is simply empty.... safe (locker) dream meaning

Life After Death

See philosophy of dreams; death; murder; out of body experience. ... life after death dream meaning

Bad Luck

Points to trouble. On the other hand, it might be a sign that you can make good connections and have someone you can rely on. Always remember that what appears to be bad luck in the beginning often turns out later to be good luck.... bad luck dream meaning

Foreign Language

The speech of Other; also the unknown part of ourselves. Something is not understood, or you are unwilling to understand. Your task lies in the translation and therefore the understanding of the unknown and the foreign. Should you show more understanding? Or are you too understanding?... foreign language dream meaning

Lance / Spear

To break a lance for somebody means that you are standing up for that person. It may, however, also point to sexual tension, as well as religious themes (the Grail). Jung saw a connection to the fisher king, who was injured in the groin by a lance, and therefore relates the symbol to physical and emotional suffering. He claimed the task of the hero (Percival) is to address the question of empathy / sympathy in the face of this suffering.

If empathy is not expressed, the king and his court will continue to suffer.

According to Freud, as with all other weapons this is a phallic symbol.... lance / spear dream meaning

Linden Tree

See Tree. Healing; a power place where energies are renewed.

Folklore: Romance.... linden tree dream meaning

Lung

Feeling restricted, needing more space and Air, as in Cage and Elevator (Lift).

A symbol of power that has been achieved through clear thinking and personal judgment.... lung dream meaning

Traffic Lights

Traffic, stress, order, an indication of needing to understand the signs of the times, or to establish these signs. Green light: idea, insight, understanding. Red light: repressive dream.... traffic lights dream meaning

Crooked Line

1- When a line appears in a dream as crooked, there is usually the need to register the oddity, as being out of balance or off-kilter. There may be some insinceritv in our dealings with others.

The line may be any sort of line, such as a queue of people, a line of cars or whatever.

2- We must acknowledge our own ability to be diverted from truth and honesty.

3- Deviance from the norm in a spiritual sense can be a falling away of the standards we have set ourselves.

If we are aware of this on a spiritual level, a crooked line will often appear in a dream.... crooked line dream meaning

Loaf

See Baker and Eating / Drinking (Bread).... loaf dream meaning

Lovemaking

If you watch others making love, your plans will be successful If you are making love yourself, you will receive great satisfaction from what you plan to do.... lovemaking dream meaning

Lapis

(see Crystals, Ge?ns, Jewelry, Stones)

Divine favor, and the God-self within. Kings and queens regularly wore lapis to encourage blessings and as a mark of divine right.

Asserting your independence. In Sumer and other parts of the ancient world, lapis was used as a signature stone not unlike hei’aldic emblems were later, or our modern seals.

The color of lapis makes it a symbol of the psychic nature, peace, and uplifting emotions.

If worn by lovers in a dream, this portends devotion and fidelity.... lapis dream meaning

Locks

(see Keys)

Safeguarding something that you consider valuable or precious.

Closing away negative portions of yourself, including bad memories, habits, and characteristics.

Blockage or an obstacle. Having your creativity, emotions, or ambitions “locked out.”... locks dream meaning

Lodestone

(see Ciystals, Gems, Stones)

Strength and tenacity. This stone has associations with Hercules, and Alexander the Great gave it to his armies to ensure their might.

Personal focus on being attractive or charismatic. As a natural magnet, lodestone was used by prostitutes to increase their business. It was also sometimes painted various colors as a component for magical “drawing” spells, such as green for encouraging prosperity or red to ensure passion or love.

Concerns over being a satisfying sexual partner. In India and Assyria, people rubbed this on the body to ensure potency.... lodestone dream meaning

Jack-o’-lantern

Carving pumpkins at Halloween began as a Celtic tradition on All Souls’ Day to ward off evil spirits.

The appearance of a jack-o’-lantern in a dream may suggest a need to scare away those ghostly past relationships that arc still haunting you. It may symbolize the need for protecting your harvest from evil influences that could steal your prosperity, or it may welcome little visitors who want a treat.... jack-o’-lantern dream meaning

Lawn Mower

Since it’s used to cut your lawn, a lawn mower may appear in a dream as a tool for manicuring your extenor presentation or the image you project to the world. It may comment on cleaning up your appearance in order to make a good presentation to the public. It may be time to trim away an overgrowth of problems in your life.... lawn mower dream meaning

Lei

A lei, the Hawaiian gift of aloha, is a blessing of love, a welcoming, and an embrace. It may point to being given a gift of little monetary value but of great acknowledgment.... lei dream meaning

London

With its historical associations, arriving in London may signify a port of history where you might explore the art. culture, and traditions of a patriarchal society. Representing living among the royalty, London may signify embracing your sovereign power. As the port of entry into European commerce, it may signify concerns with the European trade market in your own husiness... london dream meaning

Los Angeles

Dnven by the entertainment industry of Hollywood, the City of Angels may be the setting for your desire to express your uniqueness. It may reflect concerns about your self-image, or it may point to the desire for a more casual and colorful lifestyle. Known for its crowded freeways, a dream set in L.A. may express the pitfalls in choosing the life you desire. It may also mention that you are living among angels... los angeles dream meaning

Lamps

Good business may be confidently expected if you dream of lighted lamps t whether they are gast electric or oil.... lamps dream meaning

Left-handed

It is a sign of popularity if you dream yourself or another being left-handed.

To dream of seeing a left-handed pitcher or batter in a baseball game portends a successful business deal.

To dream of a right-handed person trying to write with the left hand, or vice-versa, is very lucky in its augury.... left-handed dream meaning

Lessons

It is a sign that you are to begin a successful enterprise if you dream of taking lessons in some worthy subject.... lessons dream meaning

Libel

If you dream that you are libeled and that you resent it, you ace on the way to some outstanding business success.... libel dream meaning

Liqueur

It will be necessary to be on your guard against those who flatter you if you dream of drinking liqueurs or cordials.... liqueur dream meaning

Livery

If you dream of having servants in livery it is an indication of an improvement in your affairs.... livery dream meaning

Lasagna

To dream of a steaming plate of lasagna is a fortunate omen and prepares you for layers of enjoyment in your near future.

To dream of gobbling down lasagna may be a reminder to enjoy the moment rather than rushing forward.

To order lasagna in a dream implies that your true intention in life is for simple fulfillment.... lasagna dream meaning

Legumes

To dream of legumes denotes petty fights and minor setbacks.... legumes dream meaning

Lemur

The lemur in a dream represents deception and trickery in your past.

The lemur\’s black eyes hide its true intentions from you, carrying a mystery from your past. You may encounter unexpected problems in the future as a result of unresolved issues from an old friend or family member.... lemur dream meaning

Laburnum

Laburnum in dream - ill-natured gossip about you caused by jealousy.... laburnum dream meaning

Lash

To dream of being thrashed, or of thrashing someone else is a warning of trouble over someone you love.... lash dream meaning

Laurels

These handsome shrubs are fortunate omens, and often indicate money from relatives, or some unexpected gift from a friend.... laurels dream meaning

Leaf Or Leaves

To see trees in full Leaf in your dream is a very happy omen. Your affairs will prosper; Nature is favourable.

It is a very good dream for lovers, especially if Blossom is seen in addition to the Leaf. With Fruit, it is a sign of a happy marriage. But if the Leaves are withered, or are falling, as in Autumn, it shows loss in business, disappointment in love, and domestic affairs, quarrels with friends.... leaf or leaves dream meaning

Leap Year

Frivolity in matters that should be taken seriously.... leap year dream meaning

Lint

To dream of binding up a wound with Lint is a warning not to be unforgiving, or you will regret it.... lint dream meaning

Finish Line

Dreams of a finish line signifies a mark of completion, achievement and success. Consider whether or not you have won. See End and Death.... finish line dream meaning

Lap Dance

If you dream that you are the one receiving the lap dance, then this denotes power, money, sex and control.

If you dream that you are the one giving the lap dance, then this is about getting and wanting power and control in a sexual way. See Stripper and Prostitute.... lap dance dream meaning

Leftovers

Dreams of leftover food represents conservation of energy, having a ‘waste not, want not’ mentality.

If you are saving something because you are afraid of running out of what you need, then this dream is helping you release scarcity consciousness.... leftovers dream meaning

Life Raft

Dreams of a life raft represent your awareness that you have a helping hand when you need it most, a support system to get you through rocky times. Perhaps you are looking for a sense of safety in the midst of change and tumultuousness. See Raft.... life raft dream meaning

Lighter

Dreams of a lighter represent a catalyst. You are igniting, initiating and evoking energy and power into your life. You are deliberately activating and accelerating spirit energy.... lighter dream meaning

Lotus Flower

Dreams of a lotus flower represents transformation: from the mud of your deepest existential pain, grows the most beautiful insights.

The lotus flower is also the throne of many eastern deities, Ganesh, Kwon Yin, Buddha, which represents that enlightenment comes through walking through our greatest heartaches and challenges. See Flower and Phoenix.... lotus flower dream meaning

Lsd

Dreams of LSD signify that you are exploring different realms of consciousness and getting to know the universal you, love, and the feeling of being interconnected with all of life. Your subconscious mind is making you aware that addiction to spiritual practices is healthy for you, and the source never runs out, and the high just keeps getting better.... lsd dream meaning

Lucid Dreams

Being conscious during the dream state represents a high level of mastery. You are realizing your ability to powerfully orchestrate your life that will help you achieve clarity and empowerment in your life.... lucid dreams dream meaning

Red Light

Dreams of a red light signify “stop,” do not proceed.

A red light can also be a sign of prostitution, and the message to beware of the temptation to sell yourself out with regards to your talents, gifts and/or resources. See Prostitute.... red light dream meaning

Zip Line

Dreams of a zip-line represent that you are moving swiftly and joyously from one place in your life to another. Consider the feeling tone of this dream and whether or not you feel that you have a handle on these rapid moves and changes in your life.... zip line dream meaning

In-laws

To see your in-law in your dream represents a working relationship which can take many different turns.

The dream may also be a pun on being more careful and playing by the rules. You can also apply this meaning to dreams about your current boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents.... in-laws dream meaning

License Plate

To see a license plate in your dream represents liberty and the freedom to run your own life.... license plate dream meaning

Lilacs

To see lilac in your dream indicates disappointments and rejection. It also wanrs that you should not always rely on what you see or hear.... lilacs dream meaning

Lying Down

If you dreamed of lying down, you can expect some extra hard work in your future, but the results will be rewarding.... lying down dream meaning

Amputations / Missing Limbs

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

Beams Of Light

You are focusing your thoughts to create more penetrating energy in your life. Light is energy in motion. We generally think of it in terms of that which illuminates and makes things visible. However, light is actually a wave of energy, only a small fraction of which is visible to the human eye. In this way, the light we can see represents thoughts we are conscious of. Various forms of light can represent different levels and intensities of thought.

A beam is a focus of light that has the ability to illuminate a particular area or object and is therefore symbolic of concentrated thought.... beams of light dream meaning

Lesbian Sex

This is symbolic of the integration of character aspects of the feminine principle. 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 lesbian sex, elements of the feminine principle such as nurturing, caretaking, and creativity are being highlighted. This symbol is included as a separate term, as it is not uncommon for heterosexual women to have dreams of lesbian sex when life events focus on this energy.

Dreaming of sex with another woman is often reported by women during pregnancy.

If the dreamer identifies as a lesbian, then such dreams should be explored through the concepts outlined in the terms Sex and Intercourse. Watching lesbian sex is a waking-life fantasy for many heterosexual men. However, this image has more to do with integration of inner aspects of the feminine principle for a man when such a dream appears.

It is a natural process of evolution for every man as he matures through life to become more in touch with his feminine nature.

A truly integrated man has access to his own creativity, receptivity, nurturing qualities, and sensitivity.... lesbian sex dream meaning

Lost Objects

Your dream suggests a preoccupation with lack and limitation, for we are usually looking for something that we already have.

The feeling of searching for something important and being unable to find it is challenging enough when it happens in life. In the language of symbols, it also taps into a deep fear shared by all people: the elusive search for meaning that all of us have to face from time to time in our lives. On the face of it, a dream of searching for a lost object has a primary purpose of helping us relieve stress so we can wake up the next day and face our day-to-day lives with greater psychic balance. This is the purpose of all recurring dreams of this nature.

If you have this dream on a regular basis, it may simply be a convenient way for your unconscious to process the pressures of everyday living. What it is that you are searching for should be your first consideration. Your personal associations with this object will reveal what you sense is currently elusive. When in doubt, ask yourself, “What does this thing do, or what is it for?” Keys represent your access to the various compartments of your life. Your wallet connects you to abundance and the ability to meet your needs in the world.

A more personal or specific item should be viewed through whatever meaning you assign to it.

If there is no specific thing that you are searching for or you do not know what it is that you have lost, the dream may be pointing to a free-floating sense of being inadequately prepared for some situation in your life. Where you are looking offers the next shade of meaning. Your own home connects to your personal sense of self. Any other environment should be used to guide you; where you feel that something has been lost may be telling you that a certain area of your life has left you feeling incomplete.... lost objects dream meaning

Lock And Key

According to Freudian analysis, a lock is commonly interpreted as a symbol of the female sexual organ with the key representing the phallus. A dream of unlocking a box of treasure may indicate sex as liberating. If, however, the box won’t open this indicates sexual frustration or dissatisfaction with the sexual side of a relationship.... lock and key dream meaning

Life-and-death Struggle

Life-and-death struggles are common in dreams, but in some cases these dreams end with a struggle to avoid catastrophe. These are the sorts of dream in which almost every stranger turns out to be an enemy. Even the landscape of these dreams is laden with death traps, sharp ravines, wild fires, dangerous animals and so on.

If you have this kind of dream, the chances are you are fighting for survival in some aspect of your waking life. On the other hand, you may be the kind of person who makes ordinary choices and decisions as if their survival were at stake. For example, small disappointments or minor upsets send you into meltdown and you are frequently dissatisfied if some invisible inner standard has not been met.

If you are prone to life-and-death dreams, your unconscious is urging you to find a kind of security that cannot be lost. In other words, you need to look at things that are intangible and reside in your spirit and in your emotions, because everything else—since it is out of your control—is at risk. You need to develop greater flexibility and tolerance, and by so doing you can find contentment and peace.

If your life-and-death battle involves a war scene, the emphasis shifts.

Despite war’s disturbing and destructive nature, it can sometimes be represented as a cleansing process that represents a victory of good over evil. However, in dreams war is generally regarded as a warning that dangerous times lie ahead, as well as indicating inner conflicts and deep-seated grievances. An important aid for interpreting dreams of warfare is to remember whether you were on the winning or losing side.

If you were on the winning side, this suggests you are on the right track.

If you were on the losing side, what can you learn from the tactics of the winning side? Surprisingly, to dream that you are wounded in battle denotes that you have finally been accepted by your peers.... life-and-death struggle dream meaning

Lucid Dreaming

A lucid dream is simply one in which you realize that you are dreaming. In one form or another, lucid dreaming has been practiced with great seriousness in certain religious and philosophical traditions. Tibetan Buddhism, in particular, has an ancient discipline of meditative techniques designed to encourage not just lucid dreaming, but a continuously unbroken state of consciousness whilst both sleeping and awake.

Lucid dreaming can be incredibly exciting and rewarding.

If you are aware that you’re dreaming, you can do things that are impossible in waking life, such as flying, becoming invisible, or traveling to distant times or places. But on a more practical note, interacting with dream characters in a lucid state can help you interpret the meanings of your dreams. Lucid dreams can also help you find creative solutions to problems, work through difficult emotional issues, and promote physical and mental healing. Many people believe lucid dreaming is a path to, or at least a necessary step towards, a form of enlightenment

A researcher named Hervey de Saint-Denys introduced the notion of lucid dreaming to the Western world in his 1867 book Dreams and How to Guide Them. But the term lucid dream itself was coined by Frederik Willems Van Eeden in his 1913 paper ’A Study of Dreams’.

The best-known modern figure in lucid dreaming is Stephen LaBerge, a professor at Stanford University. For nearly three decades, LaBerge has been studying lucid dreaming in a laboratory setting, and he proved that subjects can be taught to dream lucidly, using a technique he calls Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD).

To use this technique, you form a habit in waking life of asking yourself, ’Am I dreaming or awake?’ every time you encounter some common stimulus. Sooner or later, you’ll encounter the same thing in a dream, and if you ask the question while dreaming, you’ll probably figure out that you’re really asleep. Other methods include exercises performed right before going to sleep to focus one’s attention on having lucid dreams, meditating on certain symbols or sounds, and listening to specially designed audio recordings whilst falling asleep.

With lucid dreaming it may be possible to intentionally access the creativity of the dream state to help solve problems in your waking life. Before bed, decide on a problem you would like to solve. Frame your problem in the form of a question. For example, ’What is the topic of my next book?’ or ’How can I become less shy?’ If you have an illness, you might consider the problem, ’How can I regain my health?’ Once you have selected a problem question, write it down and memorize it; keep going over it in your mind before you go sleep. Visualize yourself looking for the answer in your dreams and then, if you fall asleep and become aware that you are dreaming, explore your dream world with your question in mind. Look for any clues that might suggest an answer. This includes seeking out advice from other characters or experts in your dreams.

Regardless of the details of one’s approach, anyone who tries to practice lucid dreaming will end up wondering, on increasingly regular occasions, ’Is this real? Could I be dreaming?’ This is what so many people find fascinating about the notion of lucid dreams: if dream reality is as convincing as waking reality, how do we really know that waking reality is not itself a kind of dream and dreams a kind of reality?... lucid dreaming dream meaning

Daughter-in-law

To dream of your daughter-in-law, indicates some unusual occurence{sic} will add to happiness, or disquiet, according as she is pleasant or unreasonable. ... daughter-in-law dream meaning

Elixir Of Life

To dream of the elixir of life, denotes that there will come into your environments new pleasures and new possibilities. ... elixir of life 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

Gold Leaves

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

Landau

To dream that you ride in a landau, with your friend or sweetheart, denotes that incidents of a light, but pleasant character will pass in rapid succession through your life.

If the vehicle is overturned, then pleasure will abruptly turn into woe. See Fields ant Earth. ... landau dream meaning

Lap-dog

To dream of a lap-dog, foretells you will be succored by friends in some approaching dilemma If it be thin and ill-looking, there will be distressing occurrences to detract from your prospects. ... lap-dog dream meaning

Laudanum

To dream that you take laudanum, signifies weakness of your own; and that you will have a tendency to be unduly influenced by others. You should cultivate determination.

To prevent others from taking this drug, indicates that you will be the means of conveying great joy and good to people.

To see your lover taking laudanum through disappointment, signifies unhappy affairs and the loss of a friend.

To give it, slight ailments will attack some member of your domestic circle. ... laudanum dream meaning

Law And Lawsuits

To dream of engaging in a lawsuit, warns you of enemies who are poisoning public opinion against you.

If you know that the suit is dishonest on your part, you will seek to dispossess true owners for your own advancement.

If a young man is studying law, he will make rapid rise in any chosen profession.

For a woman to dream that she engages in a law suit, means she will be calumniated, and find enemies among friends. See Judge and Jury. ... law and lawsuits dream meaning

Leeward

To dream of sailing leeward, denotes to the sailor a prosperous and merry voyage.

To others, a pleasant journey.... leeward dream meaning

Legerdemain

To dream of practising legerdemain, or seeing others doing so, signifies you will be placed in a position where your energy and power of planning will be called into strenuous play to extricate yourself. ... legerdemain dream meaning

Letter-file

To see a letter-file in your dreams, is significant of important news, which will cause you an irksome journey.

For a woman, this dream implies distressful news and unfaithful friends. ... letter-file dream meaning

Life-insurance Man

To see life-insurance men in a dream, means that you are soon to meet a stranger who will contribute to your business interests, and change in your home life is foreshadowed, as interests will be mutual.

If they appear distorted or unnatural, the dream is more unfortunate than good.... life-insurance man dream meaning

Linseed Oil

To see linseed oil in your dreams, denotes your impetuous extravagance will be checked by the kindly interference of a friend.... linseed oil dream meaning

Loadstone

To dream of a loadstone, denotes you will make favorable opportunities for your own advancement in a material way.

For a young woman to think a loadstone is attracting her, is an omen of happy changes in her family. ... loadstone dream meaning

Lord’s Prayer

To dream of repeating the Lord’s Prayer, foretells that you are threatened with secret foes and will need the alliance and the support of friends to tide you over difficulties.

To hear others repeat it, denotes the danger of some friend. ... lord’s prayer dream meaning

Lovely

Dreaming of lovely things, brings favor to all persons connected with you.

For a lover to dream that his sweetheart is lovely of person and character, foretells for him a speedy and favorable marriage.

If through the vista of dreams you see your own fair loveliness, fate bids you, with a gleaming light, awake to happiness.... lovely dream meaning

White Lead

To dream of white lead, denotes relatives or children are in danger because of your carelessness. Prosperity will be chary of favor.... white lead dream meaning

Chain Letter

A message with strings attached... chain letter dream meaning

Contact Lens

Using wisdom in one’s contacts with others... contact lens dream meaning

Daddy Longlegs

A relative who intends to do an evil work against the innocent... daddy longlegs dream meaning

Day-dream

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

Dead Letter Drop

A message that falls on dead ears... dead letter drop dream meaning

Elizabeth, Beth, Liz

Oath of god... elizabeth, beth, liz dream meaning

Jet Lag

Implies one needs to slow down and catch up on overdue rest... jet lag dream meaning

Laboring

Literal, though the type of labor may be figurative; research details... laboring dream meaning

Laced

Going through difficult, narrow loopholes in one’s life to tie up loose ends; research color... laced dream meaning

Lacey, Lacie

A zest for life, pliable... lacey, lacie dream meaning

Lactose

Sweet talk without substance that tickles one’s ears but does not add wisdom... lactose dream meaning

Lad

See “age”... lad dream meaning

Lalita, Lolita

Delightful... lalita, lolita dream meaning

Lambert

Shining, innocent... lambert dream meaning

Laminate

See “lacquer”... laminate dream meaning

Lamont

Enlightened man of law... lamont dream meaning

Lana, Lani

Bright as the morning... lana, lani dream meaning

Lancelot, Lance

Attentive, helpful... lancelot, lance dream meaning

Lanky

Appearing upright and self-sufficient, but lacking in total fulfillment... lanky dream meaning

Lara

Glowing with fame... lara dream meaning

Laraine

Free spirited one... laraine dream meaning

Larceny

A warning in order to prevent the theft... larceny dream meaning

Larry

See “lawrence”... larry dream meaning

Lashing Out

Violent words that cut like a knife, wounding one’s heart... lashing out dream meaning

Latham

Peaceful, industrial cultivator of life... latham dream meaning

Lathrop

See “latham”... lathrop dream meaning

Laura, Laurel

Pure, renown, enlightened, victorious... laura, laurel dream meaning

Lauren

See “laura”... lauren dream meaning

Laurence

See “lawrence”... laurence dream meaning

Lauretta,

See “laura”... lauretta, dream meaning

Laveda

Purified... laveda dream meaning

Laverne

Spring-like, renewed... laverne dream meaning

Lavinia, Lavina

Priceless, pure beauty... lavinia, lavina dream meaning

Lavish

May be emphasized for the purpose of encouraging more discipline... lavish dream meaning

Lavonne

Spring-like, pure, fruitful spirit... lavonne dream meaning

Lawrence

Pure in spirit, renown, enlightened; figuratively used to represent a legality... lawrence dream meaning

Lawton

Honorable, from the hill-town estate... lawton dream meaning

Layette

Provisions for something new in one’s life; see “baby”... layette dream meaning

Leah

Fruitful spirit... leah dream meaning

Leander

Courageous, fearless... leander dream meaning

Leanness

In great need... leanness dream meaning

Leatrice

Joyful spirit... leatrice dream meaning

Leda

See “letha”... leda dream meaning

Leery

Suspecting hidden intentions, i.E.

A wolf in sheep’s clothing... leery dream meaning

Legend

Unproven, but accepted... legend dream meaning

Leila, Leala

Enlightened one... leila, leala dream meaning

Leilani

Priceless flower from heaven... leilani dream meaning

Lela, Lila

See “leila”... lela, lila dream meaning

Leland

Peaceful meadow... leland dream meaning

Lemuel

Enlightened one, consecrated to god... lemuel dream meaning

Len

Benevolent, enlightened, discerning spirit... len dream meaning

Lena

Peaceful, gentle spirit, caring one... lena dream meaning

Lenice, Lenis

Pure in spirit, white lily... lenice, lenis dream meaning

Lenita, Lenise

See “lenice”... lenita, lenise dream meaning

Lennox

Peaceful spirit, diligent worker... lennox dream meaning

Lenore, Lenora

Bright, enlightened spirit... lenore, lenora dream meaning

Leon

Courageous, brave... leon dream meaning

Leona, Leone

Lion-like, courageous spirit... leona, leone dream meaning

Leonard

Lion-hearted, ardent spirit... leonard dream meaning

Leopold

Brave protector... leopold dream meaning

Leroy

Kingly, royal... leroy dream meaning

Lesion

A wounded spirit that needs to be healed; research the anatomical location... lesion dream meaning

Leslie, Lesley

One whose strength is made perfect in weakness and low valleys... leslie, lesley dream meaning

Lester

One who shines brighter than their circumstances; may be substituted because of the prefix, “less”... lester dream meaning

Leta

See “letitia”... leta dream meaning

Letha, Leda

Joyful spirit... letha, leda dream meaning

Lethal

Warning one by exposing that which looks good to the flesh but is lethal to the spirit... lethal dream meaning

Letitia, Leta

Gladness, joyful spirit... letitia, leta dream meaning

Leveler

Implies one should make sure everything is honest and balanced... leveler dream meaning

Levi, Levy

United, harmonious spirit, faithful worker, defender of justice... levi, levy dream meaning

Levina

Enlightened, faithful, gracious one... levina dream meaning

Lewanna

Divine enlightenment, gracious one... lewanna dream meaning

Lewis

Protective guardian, appointed by god... lewis dream meaning

Liana, Lena, Lina

Enlightened, faithful, gracious one... liana, lena, lina dream meaning

Lida

Loving, kind spirit... lida dream meaning

Lila

See “leila”... lila dream meaning

Lillian, Lily

Pure in spirit, a light for others; eternal life... lillian, lily dream meaning

Linas, Linus

Enlightened, scientifically perceptive, favored... linas, linus dream meaning

Lincoln

Esteemed one, enlightened leader... lincoln dream meaning

Linda, Lynda

Beautiful, enlightened, gracious spirit... linda, lynda dream meaning

Lindell, Lind

Peaceful, enlightened, benevolent... lindell, lind dream meaning

Lindsey

Independent, enlightened, benevolent... lindsey dream meaning

Linley

Exalted, enlightened one... linley dream meaning

Linnie

See “len”... linnie dream meaning

Lionel

Lion-hearted, strong in spirit... lionel dream meaning

Liz

See “elizabeth”... liz dream meaning

Life-preserver

Figurative of the spiritual protection one wears; see “armor”... life-preserver dream meaning

Lifebuoy

That which channels one in the right direction and gives them hope; see “water”... lifebuoy dream meaning

Lightning-conductor

The person deterring the sudden unexpected problem... lightning-conductor dream meaning

Limber

Pliable... limber dream meaning

Limelight

Recognition of one’s success... limelight dream meaning

Limestone

Problems that are overcome by blessings, if patiently endured... limestone dream meaning

Limpid

Serene and untroubled; see “water”... limpid dream meaning

Linger

Caution to avoid delay... linger dream meaning

Lining

Unseen motive, clean or dirty; research the color; see “interior”... lining dream meaning

Linoleum

See “foundation”... linoleum dream meaning

Linseed

Wise words... linseed dream meaning

Lithography

Figurative of an imitation, not to be confused with the genuine... lithography dream meaning

Litigation

Handling matters legitimately, formally or informally... litigation dream meaning

Lloyd

Divinely inspiring, wise... lloyd dream meaning

Logan

Prosperous, witty, enlightened one, benevolent spirit... logan dream meaning

Lois

Virtuous, dedicated to service, gracious, free spirit... lois dream meaning

Loin

See “legs”... loin dream meaning

Lola

Discerning empathy for others... lola dream meaning

Long

Enduring; having long legs is figurative of longevity... long dream meaning

Loose

Set free from spiritual bondage; see “bound”... loose dream meaning

Loretta, Lori

See “laura”... loretta, lori dream meaning

Lorin, Loring

Pure in spirit, divinely perceptive, knowledgeable... lorin, loring dream meaning

Lorraine

Lion-hearted, divinely inspired... lorraine dream meaning

Lottie

See “charlotte”... lottie dream meaning

Louella

Friend, divinely appointed... louella dream meaning

Louis, Louise

See “levi”... louis, louise dream meaning

Lounge

Reveals that one is at ease in a situation and not an active participant... lounge dream meaning

Lowell

Loyalty, indiscriminate of circumstances... lowell dream meaning

Lower

The lower, the more negative the situation... lower dream meaning

Lozenge

Oil of consolation concerning one’s conversational skills... lozenge dream meaning

Luana, Luann

Gracious, pure in spirit, enlightening... luana, luann dream meaning

Lubricate

See “lotion”... lubricate dream meaning

Lucian, Lucius

See “luana”... lucian, lucius dream meaning

Lucile, Lucille

See “luana”... lucile, lucille dream meaning

Lucretia

Prosperous, creative spirit... lucretia dream meaning

Lucy

See “luana”... lucy dream meaning

Ludwig

See “levi”... ludwig dream meaning

Luella

See “louella”... luella dream meaning

Luke, Lucas

Luminous, enlightening spirit... luke, lucas dream meaning

Lukewarm

Hypocrisy; see “hypocrite”... lukewarm dream meaning

Lump

Revealed in order to lessen or avert; research according to type and location... lump dream meaning

Lupe

Fierce warrior... lupe dream meaning

Lupus

Any destructive influence, i.E.

The “wolf” of chronic stress; see “diagnosis”... lupus dream meaning

Lura, Lurine

Charming, alluring... lura, lurine dream meaning

Lurk

See “lure”... lurk dream meaning

Lush

Immoderation in any form... lush dream meaning

Luster

See “glossy”... luster dream meaning

Luther

See “levi”... luther dream meaning

Luvena

Enlightened, gracious, beloved one... luvena dream meaning

Lydia

Joyful woman, delightful, enlightened spirit... lydia dream meaning

Lye Soap

Used to spiritually cleanse one’s mouth of lies... lye soap dream meaning

Lyle

Independent, victorious spirit... lyle dream meaning

Lyndon

Enlightened one, great leader... lyndon dream meaning

Lynn, Lynette

See “len”... lynn, lynette dream meaning

Lysandra

Free spirit, indiscriminate liberator... lysandra dream meaning

Plumb Line

That which brings balance and justice... plumb line dream meaning

Rose-colored Lens

Seeing things as positive, even in a negative situation... rose-colored lens dream meaning

Safety Lamp

The light of wisdom that guides one to safety; see “lamp”... safety lamp dream meaning

Sky-light

Infinite wisdom from god... sky-light dream meaning

White-liver

A coward... white-liver dream meaning

Zoom-lens

“Zooming in” on a situation, i.E. Gaining insight... zoom-lens dream meaning

Alphabet, Letters Of

Individual letters usually stand for something, such as a person: for example, the letter “g” or the sound of a “g” may stand for “george,” or some other significant person or object in a person’s life. ... alphabet, letters of dream meaning

Chalk Lines

1. Death.

2. To learn to play the game more fairly. ... chalk lines dream meaning

Circular (leaflet, Ad)

One must send word out on something immediately. ... circular (leaflet, ad) 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

Lapdog

1. To be seen as under the influence of others.

2. Good for­tune in happy, solid friendships.

3. A feeling that friends are attempting to be manipulative. ... lapdog dream meaning

Lawsuits

1. Use caution in business matters and personal affairs.

2. One’s honesty or integrity is called into question.

3. Use cau­ tion in love affairs; keep a serious attitude. ... lawsuits dream meaning

Lead (to Lead)

1. Direction and guidance, self-confidence or confi­dence in others.

2. Feelings of being controlled or manipulated (as in “being led on”). ... lead (to lead) dream meaning

Leave

1. Feelings of detachment or separation, usually from emo­tional growth.

2. A need or desire for time off, a change in scene. ... leave dream meaning

Lesson

1. A need or desire to acquire new knowledge.

2. Feelings of being overwhelmed by problems or obstacles, often in life.

3. Having failed to learn a previous lesson, often in relationships. ... lesson dream meaning

Lethal (killing Or Murder)

1. A symbol or catalyst for the end of a situation or phase of life, usually for the better.

2. Jealousy of an­other.

3. Jealousy of one aspect of the personality over another. ... lethal (killing or murder) dream meaning

Ligament

1. Two elements joined together—often a relationship, frequently concepts (note health or elasticity of ligament).

2. Connectedness, being a part of something. ... ligament dream meaning

Lime (chemical)

1. Financial situations are about to improve.

2. A need or desire to be rid of something, often an aspect of self. ... lime (chemical) dream meaning

Lime (fruit)

1. A good omen regarding prosperity and good for­tune.

2. Possible health issue.

3. Levels of energy, vitality. ... lime (fruit) dream meaning

Lunch Box

1. Social skills, resources.

2. A symbol of domestic bal­ance, contentment.

3. Slang for male genitals. ... lunch box dream meaning

Seal (legal Papers)

Something adhering or final in one’s business dealings and relationships. ... seal (legal papers) dream meaning

Abusive Language

Abusing and swearing someone means that the abused person is on a better footing than the abuser.... abusive language dream meaning

Artificial Lake

(See Water level)... artificial lake dream meaning

Bars Of Iron, Steel Or Lead

He will receive the fortunes of this world if they are in their original form or molten.... bars of iron, steel or lead dream meaning

Blood Letting

(See Cupping)... blood letting dream meaning

Body Lice

(See Nit)... body lice dream meaning

Building A House In An Unknown Locality

The building of a house in an unknown locality suggest that the beholder will accomplish good deeds and that he will secure for himself a favourable position in the hereafter.... building a house in an unknown locality dream meaning

Burning Lamp

A powerful bright lamp in the house is a glad tiding that the condition of the inmates of such a house will improve. But any weakness in the light given off by such a lamp denotes similar weakness in their condition.

If the lamp extinguishes and no cause for its extinction is known nor is there any hint of any person’s death, the observer of the dream will soon encounter difficulties and unpleasant conditions. Also his own condition will change.... burning lamp dream meaning

Business Loss

(See loss)... business loss dream meaning

Limit Or Boundary

A limit, boundary, or edge can represent: A challenge or obstacle in your life.

A limitation put on you by others, society, circumstance, environment, or something else outside yourself.

A perceived personal limitation, or perhaps some you’re limiting yourself.

A beginning or ending.

An extreme, or something “far out” (such as “the edge of the world,” “the edge of reason,” or “the limit of your patience”).

“The best,” “the most,” or another superlative concept.

For more clues, consider the context of and your feelings about the limit or boundary.

See also: Edge, Coming to an; Ledge or Cliff; Divider; Restrained; Top; Bottom; Infinite; Frame... limit or boundary dream meaning

Losing An Item

A feeling or fear of losing whatever that item represents in real life, or a feeling that you’ve been neglecting it or taking it for granted.

An issue of responsibility, or a reminder of an important responsibility.

Losing your seat or your place in line to someone else can represent: the idea of someone “taking from you” in some way (such as stealing your limelight, taking advantage of you, or ignoring your rights or needs somehow).

See also the item you lost.

See also: Forgetting; Missing Person; Left, Being; Finding a Lost Item; Setting Down; Seat; Cheating; Waiting; Lost, Being; Failure... losing an item 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

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

Fishing Line

1. Catching fish;

2. The Gospel. Matt. 4:19;

• Fishing Rod

- Tool of evangelism; Jer. 9:8;

• Fish Tank

- Church... fishing line dream meaning

Left Turn

1. Spiritual change; [as people’s left hands may be weak when compared to their right], then am I strong (2 Corinthians 12:9a-10. (Judges 20:16). Matthew 25:33).... left turn dream meaning

Jeans/ Levi’s

1. Walking out something specific destiny ordained by God (Levites were Devoted to God) Num. 1:50; 3:6, 8; 16:9; 1 Chron. 9:22,... jeans/ levi’s dream meaning

Linen/bed

1. Reveals the private intimate moments between married couple.... linen/bed dream meaning

Bread/ Staff Of Life

1. Life or Word;

2. Doctrine;

3. Covenant;

4. The Church;

5. Substance;

6. Provision (money, food, etc. )Matthew 4:4; Judges 7:13-14; John 13:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:8;... bread/ staff of life 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

Son-in-law

1. Minister involved in another church; yourself;

2. Believer not free in the Spirit (bound by law). Tit. 3:9-10.... son-in-law dream meaning

Light Blue

1. – IMMATURE DEVELOPMENT OF A SPIRITUAL GIFT

2. – SPIRIT OF MAN, (3)EVIL SPIRIT, (4)CORRUPTION... light blue dream meaning

Sex With Old Lover

1. Returning to old ways;

2. Engaging again in something you have moved beyond.... sex with old lover dream meaning

Washing Line

1. Restoration ministry;

2. Place to hang clothes on; psalm 51:7.... washing line dream meaning

Laptop/note Book

1. Brain;

2. What does it represents to you? (work, writing, games,) Eph. 4:23; Neh. 2:7.... laptop/note book dream meaning

Lay-by

1. Promise of God stored up for you; Eph. 1:3;... lay-by dream meaning

Light Pole

1. Jesus;

2. Righteous Christian; Matt. 5:14-15.... light pole dream meaning

Camel Litter

(See Palanquin)... camel litter dream meaning

Casting Lots

(Betting; Gambling) Casting lots in a dream or betting means adversities, rebukes, reprimands or exaggeration.

If one wins a bet in a dream, it means that he will overcome his opponent.

If one loses the bet to his counterpart in the dream, it means that he may suffer from a life imprisonment.

(Also see Gambling)... casting lots dream meaning

Change Of Life

(See Old woman)... change of life dream meaning

Chickpeas (chana), Lentils (masoor) And Peas

Seeing any of these means the person will obtain unlawful wealth after much grief and sorrow.... chickpeas (chana), lentils (masoor) and peas dream meaning

Crab Lice

(See Nit)... crab lice dream meaning

Cutting A Limb

Cutting and separating someone’s limb such as the head, hand, feet means a quarrel is imminent between the one who does this and the person whose limb had been cut.

The same is the interpretation if his flesh is cut.... cutting a limb dream meaning

Door Latch

(See Latch)... door latch dream meaning

Door Lintel

(See Doorstep; Threshold)... door lintel 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

Drinking The Milk Of A Lioness

The person seeing this is to become prosperous. He will also overpower his enemy.... drinking the milk of a lioness dream meaning

Dry Land

(Terra firma) Seeing a dry land in a dream means reaching safety.... dry land 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 Lion Meat

The one who eats the meat will receive riches from some authority or a powerful person.... eating lion meat dream meaning

Eating One’s Intestines, Liver And Kidney

If a person sees himself eating his own intestines, liver or kidneys or any other organ situated in or around the stomach it means he will have access to all his wealth which was not available to him hitherto.

The same is the interpretation if – instead of eating them-he sees himself or another picking them up or carrying them.... eating one’s intestines, liver and kidney dream meaning

Eating The Meat Of A Lamb

His child will become a means of prosperity for him.... eating the meat of a lamb dream meaning

Establishing The Divine Laws

If one is required in his dream to circumscribe to the limitations placed by God on man’s freedom of action in the world, or if one asks that such judgment be exacted in his case, his dream then represents paying one’s debts, or respecting one’s limitations, or marriage to protect one’s chastity.... establishing the divine laws dream meaning

Exchanging Letters

(See War correspondent)... exchanging letters dream meaning

Facing A Lion

Facing or encountering a lion without becoming embroiled in a fight means a person will soon be terrorized by an authority or a powerful man. But no harm will come to him.... facing a lion dream meaning

Finding A Lost Object

(See Compensation; Finding something)... finding a lost object 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

Head Lice

(See Hair; Nit)... head lice dream meaning

Horse Having A Long Or Short Tail

A hose with a long tail means a person will have many followers while a horse with a short or cut tail means he will have less followers.... horse having a long or short tail dream meaning

Horse Litter

(See Palanquin)... horse litter 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

Hanging Loosely

If one sees himself hanging down loosely from a high place in a dream, it means that he will turn pious and for the sake of his faith, he will give preference to his life in the hereafter over that of this world. One’s fall in the dream connotes despair or disappointment. Hanging loosely to reach a lion, a serpent, a scorpion, or the like creatures in a dream means hanging around with evil companions, soliciting marriage from a corrupt family, or seeking the friendship of the wrong people. Hanging loosely to reach some cattle or a herd of sheep in a dream means delivering charities or spendingmoney in a good way.... hanging loosely dream meaning

Irrigation One’s Land

If a person sees himself irrigating his land or sprinkling water on his crops it suggest that he will spend his wealth in Allah’s way.... irrigation one’s land dream meaning

Jewel Light Of The Father’s Eyes

In a dream, it means one’s sons or daughters.... jewel light of the father’s eyes dream meaning

Labor Pangs

(See Tremor)... labor pangs dream meaning

Labor Throes

(See Tremor)... labor throes dream meaning

Lactate

(See Colostrum; Milk)... lactate dream meaning

Ladder Or Stairs

Climbing a ladder or stars symbolises the religion of Islam by virtue of which he will acquire high stations in the Hereafter.... ladder or stairs dream meaning

Lancet

In a dream, a lancet represents a slanderer.

To cause a horizontal cut to someone with a lancet in a dream means backbiting him, slandering him and causing enmity between people.

If the wound is vertical in the dream, then it means speaking well of someone and bringing people’s hearts together.

(Also see Javelin; Lance)... lancet dream meaning

Lamp Stand

In a dream, a lamp stand represent humankind and their characteristics.

The lamp itself represents one’s soul, the oil represents one’s blood, and the wick represents his temperature. Once the wick is used up, and the oil is burned in the dream, it means one’s death. Ifone sees the wick in good condition, and the oil clean and radiant in the dream, it means that he will enjoy a life of purity and happiness.

If the wick is black and the oil is murky in the dream, it means experiencing a wretched life.

If the stand itself has some deficiencies in the dream, it means an illness in one’s body.

If the stand is strong and clean, it means that one’s body and blood are free from illness.

A broken lamp stand in a dream represents a terminal illness.

(Also see Lampl; Wick)... lamp stand dream meaning

Landscaping

(See Earth)... landscaping dream meaning

Language Teacher

(See Engraver; Language; Teacher; Writer)... language teacher dream meaning

Languid

(See Log)... languid dream meaning

Languor

(See Lassitude)... languor dream meaning

Lapidate

(Stoning to death. See Stoning)... lapidate dream meaning

Large Hall

(See Hall)... large hall dream meaning

Lashing

(Beat; Hit; Whip) Lashing someone with a whip in a dream means speaking ill of him, or slandering him. Ifhe bleeds in the dream, then it means business losses.

(Also see Beating)... lashing dream meaning

Lassitude

To see oneself in a state of listlessness or stillness in a dream is a sign of deviating from one’s intention and goal. It also means depleting one’s resources, or the conclusion of his life.... lassitude dream meaning

Lasting Dynasty

(See Donkey)... lasting dynasty dream meaning

Latent

(See Log)... latent dream meaning

Launderer

he symbolises a person who dislike people for the evil they do. He urges them to offer sincere repentance.... launderer dream meaning

Lawful

(Lawful earnings; Permissible; Legal) Earning a lawful income in a dream means the repentance of a sinner, and the guidance of a heedless person.

The opposite represents the unlawful.... lawful dream meaning

Lay

(Lie; Repose) In a dream, if a man sees himselflying on his back over the floor, it means having good strength, or gaining one. It also means winning worldly profits, or expansion of one’s control. Ifone sees himself lying on his back on the floor with his mouth open and bread loaves coming out of his mouth, it means that he will lose control over his business, meanwhile, he may win something totally different.... lay dream meaning

Leaders

(See Elders; Star)... leaders dream meaning

Leaking Water

(See Seeping)... leaking water dream meaning

Lean Cows

They symbolise drought and many lean years.... lean cows dream meaning

Leather Shield

(Suit of mail) In a dream, a leather shield means the same as a coat of mail, though providing more protection. Buying a leather shield in a dream also means getting married.

(Also see Armor; Coat of mail)... leather shield dream meaning

Leather Socks Or Khuff

it symbolises the security of a person’s livelihood.

If they are ot defective it means he will continue to receive lawful sustenance. At times it symbolises grief and sorrow as well.... leather socks or khuff dream meaning

Leaving One’s Body

Leaving one’s body in a dream means that changes will take place in one’s status, marriage, or property.... leaving one’s body dream meaning

Left Hand

(See Body’; Food)... left hand dream meaning

Legal Guardianship

(Custodian; Trustee) If one receives instructions from a... legal guardianship dream meaning

Legendary Bird

(See Griffin)... legendary bird dream meaning

Legist

(arb. Faqih; Religious scholar; Scholar; Theologian) A legist in a dream represents intelligence, awareness, knowledge and seeking to study different branches of religious knowledge. Seeing a legist in a dream also represents a physician, repentance from one’s sins, or receiving guidance on the straight path.

(Also see Masjid; Mosque; Scholars)... legist dream meaning

Leguminosae

(See Garden herbs; Lentil; Sprouts)... leguminosae dream meaning

Lemon Tree

A lemon tree in a dream represents a man who serves and benefits others, or a auspicious and a pleasant woman who also has an eccentric opinion about herself.

(Also see Lemon; Lime; Tree)... lemon tree dream meaning

Lending Money

Lending an object or lendingmoney to someone in a dream means profits of equal value.

(Also see Borrowing; Loan)... lending money dream meaning

Lending Or Borrowing Something

It symbolises his profits and gains which will remain in safe custody.... lending or borrowing something dream meaning

Lent

(See Fasting; Ramadiin)... lent dream meaning

Lesser Bairam

(See Feast of breaking the fast)... lesser bairam dream meaning

Levying Taxes

(Well; Circumcision)... levying taxes dream meaning

Liaison

(See Connections; Contract; Knot)... liaison dream meaning

Lice Nest

(See Nit)... lice nest dream meaning

Licking A Bowl

(See Lick; Wooden bowl)... licking a bowl dream meaning

Licking An Inkwell

(Homosexuality; Inkwell; Lesbian; Sodomy)... licking an inkwell dream meaning

Licking Honey

(Love. See Electuary; Honey; Lick)... licking honey dream meaning

Lieutenant

(Military) In a dream, to see oneself as a lieutenant in the police or in the army means strength, respect, fame, commendation, or perhaps such a person may become a muezzin in a mosque.

(Also see Policeman)... lieutenant dream meaning

Light Given Off By Fire

To burn a fire in the dream and see people being guided by the light of such a fire implies that the person who had enkindled the fire will, through knowledge and wisdom, become a guiding light for the people.... light given off by fire dream meaning

Lightheartedness

(See Blithe)... lightheartedness dream meaning

Likeness

(See Correspondence)... likeness dream meaning

Lily Of The Valley

(Flower) In a dream, a lily of the valley denotes harm or a despised act. Receiving a lily flower in a dream means displaying bad conduct, or showing a bad example.

(Also see Hyacinth; Water lily)... lily of the valley 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

Limbs Of The Body Becoming Iron

If a person sees his arms, calves of the legs, clothes etc. Becoming iron it means he will attain along life.... limbs of the body becoming iron dream meaning

Limbs Of The Horse

Every limb of the horse represents a person’s power and influence according to the importance of that limb.... limbs of the horse dream meaning

Limekiln

(See Furnace)... limekiln dream meaning

Linen Merchant

(Linen shop) A linen merchant in a dream represents trials with women, depression, distress, toiling, adversities and humiliation.... linen merchant dream meaning

Linguist

(Blunder; Genealogist; Grammarian) In a dream, a linguist represents blunder and foolish talk, or he could represent a translator, a guide, a road expert, a genealogist, emulating a good example, or he could represent a talkative person who does nothing about his habit, or one who does nothing in relation to what he says.

(Also see Blunder; Grammarian)... linguist dream meaning

Lioncloth

(See Blanket; Lion)... lioncloth dream meaning

Lioness Milk

It means the observer will defeat his foe.... lioness milk dream meaning

Liver Pain

(Also see Body’; Pain)... liver pain dream meaning

Loaf Of Bread

(Money) In a dream, a loaf of bread represents little money, little earnings, or a small wage.

(Also see Bread)... loaf of bread dream meaning

Loafer

(See Destitute)... loafer dream meaning

Loathsome

(See Shameful act)... loathsome dream meaning

Locality

(Also see earth)... locality dream meaning

Loins

(See Backbone; Body’)... loins dream meaning

Loitering

(See Destitute)... loitering dream meaning

Long Arm

A long arm suggest increase in income and also excessive spending due to generosity.... long arm dream meaning

Long Beard

An abnormally long beard means grief, sorrow and impending calamity.... long beard dream meaning

Long Coat With A Lining

It presents a person’s wife. Similarly a blanket, pyjamas and a sheet on which one sleeps.

If any of the above is seen as burnt or snatched away from him it means he will separate from his wife either by way of a divorce or death.

If he is seen as being prevented from acquiring any of the above or if any of the above is seen as being stolen from him it means he will intend divorcing his wife but without success.... long coat with a lining dream meaning

Long Teeth

If a person sees his teeth as long or white or beautiful, it means that he will witness certain conditions in some of his family members that will give him pleasure and satisfaction.... long teeth dream meaning

Longevity

(See Teeth)... longevity dream meaning

Longs Coat Such As An Achkan Or Jubbah

This is a glad tiding of some happiness coming his way.... longs coat such as an achkan or jubbah dream meaning

Loose Teeth

Loose teeth implies that one of his family members will fall ill.... loose teeth dream meaning

Losing A Fight

(Defeat; Depression) Losing a fight in a dream means joy. Losing a fight in a dream also could mean vanquishing one’s enemy if they are compatible. Otherwise, the winner of a fight is a dream denotes the loser in wakefulness.

(Also see Defeat)... losing a fight dream meaning

Losing Sight

(Blindness) If one sees in his dream as though the world is totally destroyed and that he remained alone therein, it means that he may lose his sight.... losing sight dream meaning

Loss Of Tracks

(See Disappearing)... loss of tracks dream meaning

Lost Object

(See Compensation; Finding something)... lost object dream meaning

Lot Tree

(Heavens; Highest goal; Ultimate results) Seeing the heavenly Lot tree in a dream means attaining one’s highest goal and reaching the ultimate promise.

(Also see Buckthorn; Lotus tree)... lot tree dream meaning

Lotus Tree

(Lotus; Jujube tree) In a dream, a lotus tree means money and profits. Eating from its fruit in a dream means having a good spirit and a praiseworthy religious standing, or ifone qualifies for leadership, it means that he will attain it. In a dream, a lotus tree is also a noble tree. As for religious people, seeing a lotus tree in a dream means spiritual growth, and for a ruler, it means gaining power.

(Also see Jujube tree)... lotus tree dream meaning

Loud Steps

(See Tap)... loud steps dream meaning

Love For The World

(See Elephant man; Love)... love for the world dream meaning

Love Poems

(See Courting; Poet)... love poems dream meaning

Lover Of Boys

(See Pederasty)... lover of boys dream meaning

Lowland

(Basin; Cavity; Depression) Walking through a lowland in a dream means suffering from adverse conditions, or it could mean depression and hoping to reach a time of recovery.... lowland dream meaning

Lubrication

(Fat; Oil) A motor lubricator in a dream represents knowledge, guidance, serving the people ofknowledge, or being close to people in authority.

(Also see Grease)... lubrication dream meaning

Lumber Merchant

(Wood) In a dream, a lumber merchant represents the chief of hypocrites. One’s dream also could mean building homes and roads.... lumber merchant dream meaning

Lumberman’s Saw

(See Saw)... lumberman’s saw dream meaning

Luminary

(See Fame)... luminary dream meaning

Lunar Months

(See Arabic months)... lunar months dream meaning

Lunatics

(See Mental hospital)... lunatics dream meaning

Lung Pain

(See Body’; Lungs; Pain)... lung pain dream meaning

Lupine

(bot.) A green lupine plant in a dream represents poverty and struggle to earn one’s livelihood, or it could mean knowledge without actions. Boiled lupine beans in a dream represent medicine, or fast earnings.... lupine dream meaning

Luxuries Shop

(Amenity; Extravagance) Luxuries salesman in a dream means enriching oneself at people’s expense. Luxuries shop owner in a dream means enslaving others, or he could represent a cattle merchant, or celebrating happy or sad anniversaries.... luxuries shop dream meaning

Milking A Lioness

(See Milk; Milking)... milking a lioness dream meaning

Missile Launcher

(Ballista; Battering ram; Mangonel) Seeing a mangonel or a missile launcher for hurling heavy stones in a dream means calumny, slander and a false accusation of fornication, untruth, or deceit.

A missile launcher in a dream also means victory for the oppressed and destruction for the unjust ones.

If the commander who is operating the missile launcher in the dream is 282 a ruler, then it means that he will write a letter with strong words to the other party.

The stone or the missile itself represents the messenger, or the carrier of such a letter.

If a superior launches a stone against a subject or an employee in a dream, it means that he will send an investigator, a controller or a supervisor of a stern nature. Watching the launch of a mangonel in a dream implies treachery, betrayal and a cause of’losses and sufferings. It also means defamation of the learned ones, or forcing them to downplay the ruler’s injustice, or to give utilitarian and opportune opinions about sacred religious values. Seeing a missile launcher in a dream also may signify corruption, adversities and trials that will befall the target of such missiles.... missile launcher dream meaning

Mongoose, Lynx Or Weasel

The interpretation of any of the above is the same as a cat except that the illness is of a less serious nature and for a shorter period.... mongoose, lynx or weasel dream meaning

Monitor Lizard

(See Monitor)... monitor lizard dream meaning

Moon In The Lap

If someone dreams of the Moon being in his or her lap while he or she is holding it, it is a glad tiding that he or she will be blessed with a boy who will be of much benefit to him... moon in the lap 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

Narrow Piece Of Land

If the land is restricted it means the end of his life.

The same dream could perhaps mean wilaayah if the beholder of such a dream is worthy of it. Wilaayah could be interpreted as the office of sainthood, dominion, soeverignity, jurisdiction and the like.... narrow piece of land dream meaning

Opening A Closed Or Locked Door

If the house whose door is being opened is known to him it means he will marry.

If not, it means his Dua’s will be granted.... opening a closed or locked door dream meaning

Palm Leaves

(Palm branch; Spadix) In a dream, palm leaves represent an ointment, purification, cleanliness, a nurse, a bridegroom, or a physician who performs circumcision.

(Also see Palm branch)... palm leaves 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

Pipe Dream

(See Rainbow)... pipe dream dream meaning

Plant Lice

(See Nit)... plant lice dream meaning

Receiving A Lamb As A Gift

A child will be born to him.... receiving a lamb as a gift dream meaning

Return Of One’s Soul Back To Its Lord

(Death; Give up the ghost; To die) In a dream, the return of one’s soul back to its Lord means remitting a trust 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 the reunion of beloveds.... return of one’s soul back to its lord dream meaning

Riding A Lion

Riding a lion and directing it to go wherever one pleases means one will soon be endowed with power and one’s enemy will soon be subdued.... riding a lion dream meaning

Ruins And Desolate Land

Ruins and land that is laid waste means going astray and misleading others.... ruins and desolate land 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

Seeing Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) On Dry Land

If the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) is seen standing on dry, arid land, such land will soon become green and verdant (fertile).... seeing rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) on dry land dream meaning

She-lion

Eating or acquiring the head of a she-lion means the acquiring of vast lands and estates.... she-lion dream meaning

Signing A Loan

Signing a loan in a dream means being put under a court restraint.

(Also see Borrowing; Lending money; Write)... signing a loan dream meaning

Slaughtering A Lamb Not For Its Meat

A child or member of his family will die.... slaughtering a lamb not for its meat dream meaning

Songs Of God’s Love

(See Zikr)... songs of god’s love dream meaning

Soorah Lahab Or Masad

Whoever recites it in his dream his ambitions will be fulfilled, people will mention his name with reverence, he will become firm in his beliefs, his family will be small and his life will pass with ease and comfort.... soorah lahab or masad dream meaning

Soorah Layl

Allah will grant its reader protection against humiliation.... soorah layl dream meaning

Soorah Luqmaan

Whoever reads it he will become a good calligrapher and acquire wisdom.... soorah luqmaan dream meaning

Speaking In Other Languages

(See Language)... speaking in other languages dream meaning

Spiritual Leader

(See Army’s flag; Minaret; Spiritual gathering)... spiritual leader dream meaning

Standing In A Vast Stretch Of Land

Standing in the middle of a vast stretch of land suggest that a wonderful and peaceful life awaits him. It also means safety, protection, peace and harmony.... standing in a vast stretch of land dream meaning

Students’ Leader

(See Assistant teacher)... students’ leader dream meaning

Stuffed Lam

(See Stuffed turkey)... stuffed lam dream meaning

Su!lur

(arb.) To take the last meal before daybreak during the month ofRamadiin in a dream means wearing down one’s enemy, repentance of a sinner, guidance to a disbeliever, or it could mean earning little money. Ifone thinks that he took such a meal in his dream, it means that he may commit a wrongdoing then repent and ask for forgiveness.... su!lur dream meaning

Tell A Lie

(See Lying)... tell a lie dream meaning

The Back And Loins

These symbolise a person’s honour, dignity and nobility. At other times the back or the loins symbolise a child since a child is born of a person’s back.... the back and loins dream meaning

The Front Two Teeth-upper And Lower

They symbolise a person’s children, brothers and sisters.... the front two teeth-upper and lower dream meaning

The Left Testicle

The left testicle means a son will be born to him.

If the left one is ripped or missing, it means no sons will be born to him.... the left testicle dream meaning

The Lintel

The upper lintel or doorframe symbolises the husband while the lower one, the wife.... the lintel dream meaning

The Lips

They symbolise the assistance he receives from people.

The Upper lip is regarded better than the lower one.... the lips 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 Meat, Skin And Limbs Of A Tiger

These are riches a person will acquire from some powerful enemy.... the meat, skin and limbs of a tiger dream meaning

The Moon Of The First Night Of The Lunar Month

If a person sees the crescent of the first night of the lunar month, but in reality it is not the first day of the lunar month, one of the following interpretations could be given : (a) he will been entrusted with someduty pertaining to governing of the land or country, (9) a child will be born in his home,(c) a missing person will return, (d) some new event will occur.... the moon of the first night of the lunar month dream meaning

The Skin Of The Lion

It symbolises the estates and inheritance of some brave, dignified and powerful person.... the skin of the lion dream meaning

Tree Leaves

(Leaf) In a dream, tree leaves represent clothing, except for the leaves of a fig tree for they represent sorrow.... tree leaves dream meaning

Vessel On Dry Land

If a person sees a vessel approaching him, it is a glad tiding that he will soon find solutions to his problems and be delivered from anxieties.... vessel on dry land dream meaning

Water Level

(Artificial lake; Farm pond; Ombrometer; Ombrograh; Pluviometer; Rain gauge; Reservoir) The water level of an artificial lake or a reservoir in a dream represents God’s mercy, blessings, rain, celebrations, festivals, a wedding, the pilgrimage season, a good harvest, or the governor’s mansion. Seeing the city’s reservoir full to capacity means glad tidings and prosperity.

If one finds the water level low, and if the waterside is covered with crusts, mildew, decay and produces a fetid odor in the dream. it means drought and adversities.

The city’s reservoir in a dream also represents its governor. Whatever condition it portrays in the dream, be it good or bad, will be exhibited in his work. In a dream, all gauges that are used in measuring the water level have the same interpretation.

(Also see Water)... water level dream meaning

Wretched Life

(See Perspiration; Poverty)... wretched life dream meaning

Yellow Ring Or A Ring Made Of Lead

He will be the receipient of things of little value.... yellow ring or a ring made of lead dream meaning

Lamps-of-fire

Symbolic of the seven-fold flow of the Holy Spirit, Isa. 11:2, Rev. 4:5... lamps-of-fire dream meaning

Leviathan

Symbolic of the devil, pride, rebellion, Job 41:1 ... leviathan dream meaning

Licking Dust

To dream of someone licking the dust is symbolic of being any enemy of God, Ps. 72:9... licking dust dream meaning

Lifejacket

To see someone throw you a lifejacket in a dream is symbolic of rescue during desperate times, Ps. 6:4 ... lifejacket dream meaning

Lightning Eyes

Symbolic of a supernatural being ... lightning eyes dream meaning

Limp Hands

Powerlessness, Jer. 50:43 ... limp hands dream meaning

Litmus Paper

Symbolic of establishing true character, Prov. 17:3 ... litmus paper dream meaning

Lone Wolf

Symbolic of an outsider or a person who wants to do everything alone ... lone wolf dream meaning

Long Jump

Symbolic of reaching for a far-away goal ... long jump dream meaning

Looting

Symbolic of being overrun by physical or spiritual enemies, Amos 3:11... looting dream meaning

Lukewarm Water

Symbolic of spiritual apathy, Rev. 3:15 ... lukewarm water dream meaning

Lurking

A person lurking in your dream is symbolic of enemies, Ps. 56:6... lurking dream meaning

Lynch Mob

Symbolic of a group of people who hate you, Acts 16:22 NLT... lynch mob dream meaning

Manuel Labor

Symbolic of making money or profit, Prov. 14:23... manuel labor dream meaning

Liners

You or you witness someone spread liners: you’ll enjoy a peaceful and stable life... liners dream meaning

Lounge Hall

You enter a magnificent lounge hall: your will obtain high status and material rewards; • Lounge floor collapse: you may hear sad news of your mother; • Lounge hall collapses: misfortune may strike your family... lounge hall 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

Ewe-lamb

A dream of a faithful and precious friendship (Gypsy). “A possession greatly prized” in Scriptural symbolism.... ewe-lamb dream meaning

Laces

To wear them in a dream forecasts disappointment in some new garments (Gypsy). ... laces dream meaning

Ladies

To see one, a dream of weakness, frailty; many ladies, calumny and slander (Raphael). ... ladies dream meaning

Lady’s Maid

A dream of evil reports that will injure the dreamer (Gypsy). ... lady’s maid dream meaning

Law, Lawyers

A dream forecasting heavy business losses; after this dream be careful about entering into bargains or contracts (Raphael). ... law, lawyers dream meaning

Analysis, Dream

See dream processing. ... analysis, dream dream meaning

Baby Love

Completely dependent upon the loved person for one s needs, physical, emotional and social. Great anger, jeal­ousy or pain if the loved one relates to anyone else. Wants to be always with the loved one. Will have sex, but the emo­tional bond and cuddling is more important. ... baby love 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 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

Gestalt Dream Work

See dream processing. ... gestalt dream work 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

Language, Foreign Or Strange

One function of dreams is to bring aspects of our thinking or feeling, which may be ill defined, towards clarification. Foreign or strange language may therefore illustrate something which is being communi­cated to us from within, but is still not clear.

The uncon­scious, as in speaking in tongues—glossolalia—and of course in dreams, frequently moves towards clear awareness in stages.

The strange language is a halfway house, as is a dream.

If we bring focused attention to these, as explained in dream processing, the next step, clear verbal expression, can be reached. Speaking in language we are learning: the language is becoming habitual, making it possible to think in it. See speaking. ... language, foreign or strange dream meaning

Learning While Asleep

There have been many claims that one can learn while asleep—possibly with the aid of a re­corded series of suggestions or information being spoken from a speaker under one’s pillow. Different research projects have arrived at a variety of conclusions.

The major scientific con­clusion is that we do not learn from what we hear while asleep. Sleep is important in the process of learning, however.

If one learns a list of nonsense words, memory of them eight or twenty-four hours later is better if we have slept; memory eight hours later without sleep is not as efficient as twenty- four hours later with intervening sleep. This suggests memory traces are strengthened during sleep.

That we do learn, in the sense of creating new information or perception, while we sleep is generally accepted. Albert Einstein suggested that the creative scientists are those who have access to their dreams. He meant that in order to be innovative we must be able periodically to leave behind the practical everyday path of commonsense and rational thought.

The rational tends to move in areas of thought connected with what is already known.

To create something new, to find a new direction, we may need to be capable of retrieving appar­ently irrational ideas, sift them and reconstruct them in practi­cal ways.

Dreams have this ability to fantasise, to look at and experi­ence the irrational, to take an idea and move it completely out of its old setting or viewpoint. Because our mind can do this in sleep, we can touch not only our creativity, but also our ability to problem solve. As a personal test of this, try the following experiment. At the end of this explanation a prob­lem will be set.

It is one that requires no special training or information to solve.

The solution is simple and will be seen as conect when reached. But do not even begin to think about the problem until you go to bed! It would discount the experi­ment if you did. On going to bed, think about the problem for no more than 15 minutes.

If you solve the problem note how long it took.

If not, stop thinking about it and go to sleep, making the resolve to remember any dreams.

It is likely that you will dream the answer.

If not, on waking spend a funher 15 minutes trying to reach the answer.

The letters 0,T,T,F,F,-,-, form the beginning of an intelli­gible series. Add two more letters which make it obvious that an infinite number of letters could be added. ... learning while asleep dream meaning

Left, Right

Left:

if we are right handed, the left represents the less dominant or expressed side of oneself, or the parts of our nature we try to hide or suppress.

If we write or knock in a nail using our right hand, we will hold the paper or nail with our left. So left leg or arm frequently has this sense of representing the supponive but less dominant functions in us. Our confidence may suppon our activity as a salesperson, so may be depicted as being on the left.

Right:

the dominant, confident, conscious, exterior or expressed side of self; light­ness; correct social behaviour, moral.

Dreams can also use a play on what is right and left to illustrate a polarity or opposites. Our internal world of feel­ings, memories and values—the left; our external world of activity and environment—the right.

A secondary choice— left; the right’ choice at the time—right. Pans of self uncon­scious or shadowy—left; our conscious known self—right.

The immoral, selfish, wrong action—left; the moral, right ac­tion—right.

Example: ‘On my right are three monks, on my left sits a beautiful, shapely blonde. I am in the centre and I see a road, which leads to the right and a beautiful sunlit valley in the distance’ (from Dreams Your Magic Mirror by Elsie Sechrist). Here right and left represent not only choice between sexual pleasure and religious discipline, but also the polar opposites of spiritual and material. Although in the dream there is a movement to the right, to find equilibrium we often have to take a way between the opposites.

Idioms: two left feet; keep on the right side of somebody; in one’s right mind, in the right; mister right; set somebody right; right hand man; right in the head, stan on the right foot; give one’s right arm. ... left, right dream meaning

Loiry

Similar to car—drives such as ambition, what moti­vates one—but usually connected with work or our more commercial relationship with people.

For instance, one s per­sonal motivations meeting the influence of big unified groups such as the police or large businesses.

Example: ‘I was a passenger in a very large eight-wheeled lorry, my husband being the driver. We stopped at a pedes­trian crossing in our town and my husband got out of the driving seat and went into the local town hall near a crossing. I waited in the lorry for what in my dream seemed hours.

The next thing I remember is that I was then riding a bicycle on the other side of the crossing and cycled away up the road’ (Diann R). Her husband’s involvement with social and work activities—the lorry and hall—make Diann decide to become more independent rather than wait for her husband to be ‘with her’. ... loiry dream meaning

Luminous

Unity of many aspects of one’s nature. See aura. ... luminous dream meaning

Postures, Movement, Body Language

Even in everyday life, the way we hold and position our body, the inclination of chest and head, the movement of hands, are a means of com­munication.

The apparently intuitive information in some dreams, when investigated, can be traced to an unconscious insight into the language of the living body. We all have this ability to understand body language, but it seems to be some­thing which is inherited from past times before verbal lan­guage. It therefore remains a largely unconscious ability. In our dreams, however, it is a major factor in how the dream is structured.

If you cannot find a satisfying description below, imagine yourself making the movement or posture in the dream to see if you can define what the feeling quality is, or what you are saying non-verbally. It can often be of value to make the movement or take up the posture physically instead of in the imagination. By comparing the movement/posture with an­other one, it can help to clarify its quality.

Example: Marilyn was expenencing emotional pain con­nected with her impending divorce. Marilyn had dreamt of seeing a dinosaur standing in her path, devounng all who approached it. We explored it by having Marilyn find a body posture and movements which for her expressed the feeling of the dinosaur. In doing so Marilyn did not sense anger or aggression, but she did feel like a predator which always had to take to gain her own needs. This feeling immediately re­minded her of her family life as a child. She remembered when she was sent shopping as a very young child of three or four; as well as buying what she had been asked, she pur­chased some sweets for herself. When she arrived home she was treated as if she had done a terrible thing, and that was where she began to feel like a predator. It seemed to her as if her own needs were always gained at the expense of someone else.

‘With this awareness, she could now see that the dinosaur standing iti her path clearly related to her present situation. Bargaining to gain a realistic share of the house and property jointly owned by her husband and herself, felt to her as if she were gaining her needs at his expense, like a predator. That made her feel so awful, she was almost ready to allow her husband to take all, leaving her without house or money to start again. Her awareness of where the feelings arose from, and the unrealistic pan they played in her life, allowed her to relate to the situation with less pain and more wisdom’ (from Mind and Movement, Tony Crisp). ... postures, movement, body language dream meaning

Attorney / Lawyer

A need for fair and proper self-treatment and self- analysis.

The search for what is “proper.” You are making demands.

A symbol of fair treatment for the self.

Call for help, or business problems. Points to career difficulties. Question of fairness, or the opposite of it, is being addressed. Points to powerlessness, or unused persuasive skills.... attorney / lawyer dream meaning

Booty / Loot

Getting something through one’s own efforts and trouble.

A state of “Have-Mode,” according to Fromm, as in Auction, Stock Market, Attache Case.... booty / loot dream meaning

Cooking Lesson

Desire to improve your domestic skills, usually meant as a contrasting symbol to cooking, Roast.... cooking lesson dream meaning

Lucidity, Awake In Sleep

Sometimes in the practice of deep relaxation, meditation or sensory deprivation, our being enters into a state akin to sleep, yet we maintain a personal waking awareness. This is like a journey into a deep interior world of mind and body where our senses no longer function in their waking manner, where the brain works in a different way, and where awareness is introverted in a degree we do not usually experience. It can be a frightening world, simply because we are not accustomed to it. In a similar way a measure of waking awareness can arise while dreaming. This is called lucid dreaming. During it we can change or wilfully direct what is happening in the dream in a way not usual to the dream state.

Example: 4I had backed my car into a big yard, a commer­cial area. My wife, two of my sons and I got out of the car. As we stood in the yard talking I realised there was a motorbike where my car should be. I said to everyone, “There was a car here a moment ago, now it’s a motorbike. Do you know what that means? It means we are dreaming.” Mark my son was now with us, and my ex-wife. I asked them if they realised they were dreaming. They got very vague and didn’t reply. I asked them again and felt very clearly awake’ (William V). William’s is a fairly typical lucid dream, but there are features which it does not illustrate. During the days or weeks prior to a lucid dream, many people experience an increase in flying dreams.

The next example shows another common feature.

Example: In many of my dreams I become aware that I am dreaming. Also, if anything unpleasant threatens me in the dream I get away from it by waking myself (Alan). Lucidity often has this feature of enabling the dreamer to avoid un­pleasant elements of the dream.

The decision to avoid any unpleasant internal emotions is a common feature of a per­son’s conscious life, so this aspect of lucidity is simply a way of taking such a decision into the dream. Some writers even suggest it as a way of dealing with frightening dreams. Avoid­ance does not solve the problem, it simply pushes the emo­tion deeper into the unconscious where it can do damage more surreptitiously. Recent findings regarding suppressed gnef and stress, which connects them with a higher incidence of cancer, suggests that suppression is not a healthy way of dealing with feelings.

Another approach to lucidity is that it can be a son of playground where one can walk through walls, jump from high buildings and fly, change the sofa into an attractive lover, and so on. True, the realisation that our dream life is a differ­ent world and that it does have completely different principles at work than our waking world is imponant. Often people introven into their dream life the morals and fears which are only relevant to being awake in physical life.

To avoid a charging bull is cenainly imponant in waking life. In our dream life, though, to meet its charge is to integrate the enor­mous energy which the bull represents, an energy which is our own but which we may have been avoiding or running away’ from previously. Realising such simple differences revolutionises the way we relate to our own internal events and possibilities.

To treat lucid dreams as if they offered no other attainable expenence than to manipulate the dream en­vironment, or avoid an encounter, is to miss an amazing fea­ture of human potential.

Example: ‘In my dream I was watching a fern grow. It was small but opened out very rapidly. As I watched I became aware that the fern was simply an image representing a pro­cess occurring within myself which I grew increasingly aware of as I watched. Then I was fully awake in my dream and realised that my dream, perhaps any dream, was an expres­sion of actual and real events occurring in my body and mind. I felt enormous excitement, as if I were witnessing something of great importance’ (Francis P).

It is now acceptable, through the work of Freud, Jung and many others, to consider that within images of the dream lie valuable information about what is occurring within the dreamer, perhaps unconsciously. Strangely, though, it is almost never considered that one can have direct perception into this level of internal ‘events’ with­out the dream. What Francis describes is an experience of being on the cusp of symbols and direct perception. Consider­ing the enormous advantage of such direct information gath­ering, it is surprising it is seldom mentioned except in the writings of Corriere and Han, The Dream Makers.

Example: After defining why I had not woken in sleep recently, i.e. loss of belief, I had the following experience. I awoke in my sleep and began to see, without any symbols, that my attitudes and sleep movements expressed a feeling of restrained antagonism or irritation to my wife. I could also observe the feelings were arising from my discipline of sexual­ity. Realising I did not want those feelings I altered them and woke enough to turn towards her’ (Francis P). After the first of his direct perception dreams, Francis attempted to use this function again, resulting in the above, and other, such dreams. Just as classic dream interpretation says that the dream symbols represent psychobiological logical processes which might be uncovered by dream processing, what we see in Francis’ lucidity is a direct route to self insight, and through it a rapid personal growth to improved life experience. Such dreams provide not only psychological insight, but very fre­quently a direct perception of processes occurring in the body, as the following example illustrates.

Example: ‘Although deeply asleep I was wide awake with­out any shape or form. I had direct experience, without any pictures, of the action of the energies in my body. I had no awareness of body shape, only of the flow of activities in the organs. I checked over what I could observe, and noticed a tension in my neck was interfering with the flow and ex­change of energies between the head and trunk. It was also obvious from what I could see that the tension was due to an attitude I had to authority, and if the tension remained it could lead to physical ill health’ (Tony C).

An effective way to develop lucidity is frequently to con­sider the events of waking life as if they were a dream. Try to see events as one might see dream symbols. What do they mean in terms of one’s motivations, fears, personal growth? What do they suggest about oneself? For instance a person who works in a photographic darkroom developing films and prints might see they were trying to bnng to consciousness the latent—unconscious—side of themselves.

A banker might feel they were working at how best to deal with their sexual and personal resources. In this way one might actually apply what is said in this dream dictionary to one’s outer circumstances.

The second instruction is, on waking, at a convenient mo­ment, imagine oneself standing within one’s recent dream. As you get a sense of this dream environment, realise that you are taking waking awareness into the dream. From the standpoint of being fully aware of the dream action and events, what will you now do in and with the dream? Re-dream it with con­sciousness.

For example the things you run from in your nor­mal dreaming you could now face. See dream processing for fun her suggestions. ... lucidity, awake in sleep 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

Cream (as In Lotion)

Points to the “character mask” in everyday life. You want to be more beautiful. However, cream also indicates “balsam for the soul.” In a deeper sense, the beauty of the soul is addressed here, and a beautiful soul is, in at least one sense, a true soul.... cream (as in lotion) 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

End-of-the-line

You are either at the end of your rope, feeling exhausted, as in Blindness, or you have reached your goal.... end-of-the-line dream meaning

Hunter’s Lookout

Overview or warning of self-eleva- tion and arrogance.... hunter’s lookout dream meaning

Lama (dignitary)

Spirituality, the archetype of the wise man.... lama (dignitary) dream meaning

Reptiles, Lizards, Snakes

Our basic spinal and lower brain reactions, such as fight or flight, reproduction, attraction or repulsion, sex drive, need for food and reaction to pain. This includes the fundamental evolutionary ability to change and the urge to survive—very powerful and ancient processes. Our relationship with the reptile in our dreams depicts our relat- edness to such forces in us, and how we deal with the im­pulses from the ancient pan of our brain.

Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an inde­pendent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.

The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous sys­tem. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.

If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to conscious­ness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.

frog

Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from child­hood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.

lizard

Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.

The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleet­ing thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its uncon­scious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; aware­ness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and pro­cesses. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s plea­sure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.

snake

Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).

For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After dis­cussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.

The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.

So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usu­ally the life process.

If we think of a person’s life from con­ception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.

The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intesti­nal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.

Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the un­clean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis.

It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is strug­gling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.

A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against our­selves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.

A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure inte­grated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercu­les’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming con­scious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... reptiles, lizards, snakes dream meaning

Elevator / Lift

See Ladder, Stairs. Emotional changes, and the degree of those changes is expressed here. Caution, remaining aware of reality.

If the lift is moving up fast—advancement, high hopes.

If the elevator is moving down fast—to the point that it is uncomfortable—fear of letting go. See Abyss and Trapdoor.

If the elevator gets stuck, inferiority complex or strong inhibitions.

A symbol of Kundalini, vitality in Yoga. Advancement and wish for self-affirmation; or, fear of Falling, and Shooting. Being constricted, as in Siege, Amber, Village, and Trap, except not so extreme. Emotional transformation; becoming more aware without effort.... elevator / lift dream meaning

Leaf (of A Plant)

Being subjected to changes, or Letting Go. Similar to Abyss, Brook / Stream, and sometimes Parachute, only in more playful terms.

A wilted leaf means troubles.

A green leaf means rejuvenation, fulfillment of a wish.... leaf (of a plant) dream meaning

Leaf (of Paper)

Are you being challenged to take note of something or express something? In what sense do you see yourself as a blank piece of paper, and in what sense as a piece of paper that has writing on it?... leaf (of paper) dream meaning

Leather Clothing

Isolation and promiscuity, but also a search for invulnerability and sensuality. See Animal.... leather clothing dream meaning

Leaving (on A Trip)

Wanting to leave, often because of stress, overwork, and marital conflicts. Desire for irresponsibility. Also a sign that, having assumed power in order to move out of the situation, you have freed yourself.... leaving (on a trip) dream meaning

Liability / Guarantee

You have been made responsible for something; or you are making a promise to yourself.... liability / guarantee dream meaning

Linen / Sheets / Pillowcases

The color is important.

Folklore: Good omen.... linen / sheets / pillowcases dream meaning

Liquid Manure

Inferiority complex, disgust; less often, fertility.... liquid manure dream meaning

Llama (spitting Animal)

Take chances—just once try not to be so proper.... llama (spitting animal) dream meaning

Lock / Padlock

This is the image of inner, psychic tension between openness and retreat (isolation), between risk and security.... lock / padlock dream meaning

Lock / Sluice

A symbol for regulating the level of Water, meaning the emotions. Here the level of the water is adjusted to the needs of the traffic, and in that sense it raises the question of the need to regulate and adjust your emotions to the needs of everyday life. Are you holding your emotions in check, or allowing them to flow? What is restricting you?... lock / sluice dream meaning

Loom (weaving)

Time and fate, the thread of life. Longing for a “simpler life.” Often a sign that much spiritual work is being done.

Folklore: Small financial losses are about to occur.... loom (weaving) dream meaning

Lower Body

Be sure that no actual stomach problems exist. See Sexuality, Toilet, Stomach, Belt.... lower body dream meaning

Package (large)

See Package, Container. Often points to the unknown or to repressed emotions, obstacles, burdens, and complications that you carry with you. See Gift.... package (large) dream meaning

Logger / Lumberjack

See Wood- Since in the past the forest was thought of as a dark place and, therefore, the place of the unconscious, the logger is seen as creating order in an area of chaos. Here, the harshness of nature is transformed into something more refined, as the wood removed is put into the service of people in the form of firewood and building material.

If the wood is not split, cutting down trees may also mean a loss of energy. On the other hand, chopping wood may also be seen as aggressive action against one’s own aliveness and health.

The logger may stand for being wooden and unrefined, resulting in a stupid and dull position or attitude. In the case of a city person, there could be a romantic longing for a simpler life, as in Farmer and Craftsman.

Folklore: Great effort without gain.... logger / lumberjack dream meaning

Stamp (letter)

The value of communicating with the outside world.

The value is important, as well as what is depicted on it.... stamp (letter) dream meaning

Teeth / Loss Of Teeth

Vitality, relatives, friends, and lovers; but this image also has a predatory and destructive side. See Vampire.

As far back as Greek mythology, teeth were said to refer to children.

The reason probably was that, during pregnancy, mothers experienced the rapid loss of their teeth (“Each child will cost you a tooth”).

In mythology teeth are considered similar to seed corn, comparable to dragon’s blood. In addition, teeth symbolize the oral qualities of the dreamer.

The possible reason for this might be an eating and biting urge, or the repression of it. And, last but not least, teeth, like Mouth, are used to take in food. See Beauty, Face, Bones, Bite.

According to Jung and Freud, teeth are often a phallic symbol; and according to Freud, dreams about toothaches are considered masturbation dreams.

According to the newest dream research, women often dream about teeth during menopause.... teeth / loss of teeth dream meaning

Fleur-de-lis

As a symbol, the fleur-de-lis is very much connected with the French in people’s minds, and so may be taken as this in dreams. It also represents the right to power.

As illustrative of fire and light we may need to look for greater clarity.

The right to rule, by association with spiritual power.... fleur-de-lis 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

Laljgh

1- Being laughed at in dreams suggests we may have a fear of being ridiculed, or may have done something which we feel is not appropriate. We may find ourselves embarrassing. It can also be seen as a sign of rejection.

2- If we ourselves are laughing we may be experiencing a release of tension. Often the object of our amusement will give a clue to the relevance of the dream in everyday life.

To hear a crowd laughing suggests a shared enjoyment.

3- Laughter in the spiritual sense signifies pure joy.... laljgh dream meaning

Lead And Leading

1- Dreaming of a dog lead (also see Harness and Halter) would symbolise the connection between ourselves and our lesser nature.

To have lost the dog lead would indicate a loss of control. Leading someone in a dream pre-supposes that we know what we are doing and where we are going. Being led suggests that we have allowed someone else to take control of a situation around us.

2- Leadership qualities are not necessarily ones that everybody will use. Often we can surprise ourselves in dreams by doing things that we would not normally do, and taking the lead is one of them.

3- We are able to take authority by- virtue of our spiritual knowledge. This can be done with humility and without ego.... lead and leading dream meaning

Level

1- Usually a level surface suggests ease and comfort.

Dreaming of a road being level would indicate our way ahead is fairly straightforward.

A level crossing suggests that we are approaching a barrier which requires our attention. We may not yet have enough information to take avoiding action.

2- There are many levels of understanding which arc available to us in the dream state. It will depend on our stage of advancement at which level we choose to interpret our dreams.

3- A level in sacred architecture represents knowledge out of the norm.... level dream meaning

Loaf / Loaves

1- In less sophisticated times bread, because it was made from grain, was also a fit offering for the gods. It was formed into loaves which then became symbols of fertility, nourishment and life. This symbolism remains visible today at Harvest and Jewish festivals. In dreams, loaves can represent our need for nourishment.

2- The Biblical parable of five loaves and two fishes signifies the principle of being fed through caring. In most cultures, the sharing of a loaf denotes friendship. It can have the same significance in dreams.

3- Spiritually the loaf represents the Bread of Life, the love of God and charity in the sense of caring.... loaf / loaves dream meaning

Whip / Lash

1- The whip is an instrument of torture.

For this to appear indicates the dreamer has either the need to control others or to be controlled by them. We may be trying to control by using pain either physical or emotional.

1- Because the whip is an instrument of punishment we need to be aware that in trying to force things to happen, we may also be creating problems for ourselves.

2- A whip suggests corrective punishment and self-flagellation.... whip / lash dream meaning

Curtains (lace)

Frivolity. You may have a light affair, or you may indulge in a little gambling.... curtains (lace) dream meaning

Lamp / Lantern

To see a lantern indicates that you will achieve a breakthrough on something that has been frustrating you.

To light a lantern (or switch on a light) means you will be acting in a joint venture with a friend.

To extinguish a lantern means you will breakup a partnership.... lamp / lantern dream meaning

Library / Books

If you see a whole library of books, it means you will be greatly appreciated by people you do business with.

To read a book means that secrets will be revealed to you.

To be given a book similarly means that you will be told a secret.... library / books dream meaning

Lottery Ticket

You could be a winner! If you can see (and remember) the number, bet on it.

If you are given a lottery ticket in your dream, you will become very successful.... lottery ticket dream meaning

Money Lender / Banker

See Meeting.... money lender / banker dream meaning

Thunder And Lightning

Rough times ahead with much dispute, arguments, disagreement, possibly even law suits.

If you hear thunder without seeing lightning, then you will come out of it all right. See also Lightning and Rain.... thunder and lightning dream meaning

Landmarks

A memory resurfacing of a place or location that you visited before. Ask yourself if there was something about that region or experience that pertains to your present situation.

If you have never traveled to this place before, consider its name, location, and the landmark itself for more interpretive value.

For example, seeing “Old Faithful” might speak of your own timeliness or dedication (see Water).

Possibly the manifestation of a memory from a past life experience. Even so, there is something important about this experience that directly relates to your circumstances now.

Monuments appearing at the landmark show your loyalties to someone, something, or a situation. Such loyalties can be good or bad influences, so check the condition of the monument for further insight here.... landmarks dream meaning

License (permits)

Rights and privileges; things that we can and cannot do legally or morally. So, the questions here pertain to what type of license is pictured, and what’s happening with the license in the dream. Is it being granted, taken away, torn up?

If you have a driving test or have to attend driving school soon, this is likely a circumstantial dream that requires no further interpretation (see Car).... license (permits) dream meaning

Locations

(see Directions, Landmarks)

Seeing specific cities, states, or countries in your dream may have some bearing on the overall interpretation.

For example, if the region has a symbolic name like Taylor, MI, this could indicate the need to “tailor” your activities or character to fit a specific situation. Areas that have animal names can be interpreted similarly, like Buffalo, NY, revealing a personality that tends to stampede over everyone standing in her / his way.... locations dream meaning

Carl Lewis

This Olympic track and field athlete won the gold medal for a record broad jump and again in the hundred- meters in Barcelona in 1988. His appearance in your dream may signal your ability to run the distance to achieve your purpose.

He was, however, disqualified for taking steroids in a later track and field event, so he may also enter a dream to warn you away from cheating to achieve your goals.... carl lewis dream meaning

Dish-washing Liquid, Dawn

Washing dishes with Dawn may comment on a revelation or inspiration coming through the simple and mundane acts of life. It may suggest that you just came up with a great idea in the most unusual moment, or it may represent fresh ideas, which may initiate a new beginning.... dish-washing liquid, dawn dream meaning

Dish-washing Liquid, Joy

Squeezing a botde of Joy dish soap in a dream may mention the need to put some joy into the simple things in life.... dish-washing liquid, joy dream meaning

Froot Loops

As a brand-name cereal, eating Froot Loops may suggest enjoying a giddy or colorful conversation. It may also comment that you are acting childish or crazy.... froot loops dream meaning

Lycanthropy

(see Animal, Wolf)

Changing into any animal form reflects moving backward into more primal ways of thinking and behaving.

The type of creature portrayed in the dream will help you to determine what aspect of your personality is returning to this wildness.

Communion with the astral realm. Shamans often transform into animals to travel in the spirit world.

Because folklore portrays this as a lunar phenomenon, this may be an alternative emblem of the moon.

Taking after your family in ways that are not necessarily complimentary.

The ancients often believed that lycanthropy was hereditary.... lycanthropy dream meaning

Laundry Basket

The container for carrying laundered clothes may express your readiness to bring out new attitudes proudly.

A laundry basket may also carry those negative attitudes to the washing machine to be cleansed.... laundry basket dream meaning

Laundry Detergent. Cheer

This laundry detergent may present a simple message urging you to clean up a bad attitude and put on a more cheerful face. It may also represent some good cheer about to arrive in the form of a celebration.... laundry detergent. cheer dream meaning

Laundry Room

Entenng the laundry room in a dream may signify the need to examine the attitudes and core beliefs about your self-image You may be ready to launder the old beliefs in your life.... laundry room dream meaning

Lawn Chair

Moving a lawn chair may signify working with an idea or concept that will give one more leisure time in the end. It can remedy frustration around not getting enough rest.... lawn chair dream meaning

Lay’s Potato Chips

In that it is difficult to lay down a bag of Lay’s potato chips, the appearance of these chips in a dream may point to your ovenndulgence in fatty foods or to any other ovenndulgent behavior.... lay’s potato chips dream meaning

Leonardo Dicaprio

The Romeo of film actors, Leonardo may appear in a dream to take the hand of a dreamer into the chamber of romantic love. He may portray the projection of the perfect lover as youthful and innocent. He may announce the arrival of a scul-mate relationship.... leonardo dicaprio dream meaning

Lightbulb

A lightbulb may appear in a dream as an outstanding symbol for an important idea.

A bumed-out lightbulb may represent a forgotten idea or feeling creatively blocked.’... lightbulb dream meaning

Lincoln Continental

A symbol of status in the 1950s, a Lincoln may indicate achievement through honesty and integrity.

It may also be the mark of an older, loyal, honest, and trustworthy individual.... lincoln continental dream meaning

Linen Closet

Sorting linens in a linen closet may represent managing money It may present your concerns about comfort and attaining an elegant lifestyle. Thus, the linen closet may represent a place where the good things of life are stored. Or it may point to where we store our purest intentions.... linen closet dream meaning

Loading Dock

Arriving at a loading dock in a dream may represent needing to retrieve the fruits of your labors or the cash from a large sale. It might also represent needing to unload some heavy burden from your shoulders.

A loading dock may deliver the goods on someone you mistrust.... loading dock dream meaning

Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster, a legendary creature who lives deep within a mystical lake, might appear as a hidden talent you may feel insecure about using.

The monster may represent a talent or idea you believe others will invalidate or that will not be understood.... loch ness monster dream meaning

Losing One’s Car

Not being able to find your car may represent losing your connection to your body, reflecting that you frequently may be too spaced out and ungrounded. Not having a car in a dream may prevent you from finding your way home to wholeness.... losing one’s car dream meaning

Louvered Doors

Louvered doors allow the air to circulate. They close out your vision but not other senses. Louvered doors in a dream may represent the ability to sense an opportunity without seeing it, or hearing something you should not have heard. They may mention your frustration around a lack of privacy.... louvered doors dream meaning

Lysol Cleaner

With its fresh pine scent, Lysol may comment on the need to clean the house of the soul. Pine brings everlasting life. It may mention that you are trying to cover up a bad odor caused by your negative thinking.... lysol cleaner dream meaning

Natural Lahdscapes

Natural regions and settings in a dream whether they are mountain ranges, valleys, or deserts, are dream- scapes that bnng out the landscape of the soul for conscious understanding Mountain ranges represent the masculine, valleys the feminine, and desert the soul.... natural lahdscapes dream meaning

The Lion King

Simba, the Disney mythical hero, has emerged as a modem popular archetype of a king who must transform the painful loss of his father into a heroic journey. In a dream, Simba can come to demonstrate the need to mature and embrace the positive aspects of your own father in order to battle and overcome temptation or corruption.

The Lion King represents the return of a true king to power so thai balance in the world can be restored. He may suggest that you are wishing or seeking to use your strength to pursue something for the good of all.... the lion king dream meaning

Tide Laundry- Detergent

Tide is the most well-known brand name in laundry detergent. Tide may comment on the need to deter the tides from washing away your prospects. Tide may signify that the tide has risen and it is a great time to launder your emotional attitudes.... tide laundry- detergent dream meaning

Bandy Legs

To dream of having bandy legs is a prediction of an improvement in your business affairs.... bandy legs dream meaning

Frogs’ Legs

A dream of eating frogs, legs is an indication of an inheritance and the pleasant culmination of a love affair from a source that has been hitherto unknown to you.... frogs’ legs dream meaning

Lamentation

Loss of money or a friend is foretold by a dream of seeing and hearing a person lamenting a tragedy.... lamentation dream meaning

Leavbtaking

(See Forsaking).... leavbtaking dream meaning

Leavings

The leavings on plates after a meal are an omen of ill luck in connection with any building enterprise.... leavings dream meaning

Lion Or Lioness

In its habitat, the lion is an augmy of personal success and high standing in the community.... lion or lioness dream meaning

Lizards

To dream that a man sees a lizard signifies ill luck, and misfortune by secret enemies.... lizards dream meaning

Lost And Losing

For a woman to dream she has lost her wedding-ring, signifies she has but small love for her husband; but if she dreams she has found it again, it is a sign her love is not wholly lost And if a man dream of losing his shoes, and then his feet are bare, if he be of a sanguine complexion, it signifies be shall meet with reproaches, especially if be dreams it in the first day of the new moon.... lost and losing dream meaning

Box, Crate (large)

Vision: Looking at a closed box: others are keeping secrets. Does the box have a lock and is there a key in the lock? If so: you are bent on finding out about other people’s secrets. Looking at a box: you are either getting a present or will have a pleasant experience.

An empty box is a warning: you are going to lose something or somebody is stealing from you.

Depth Psychology: A box is the hiding place for our secrets and experiences (as well as memories). Why don’t you open the box and see what you find? See Box (Small), Suitcase.... box, crate (large) dream meaning

Clover, Clover Leaf

Symbol: The cloverleaf was a magical symbol for the Druids. Vision + T: Looking at a cloverleaf is a sign that present problems will be solved and pleasant events will change your life. Seeing a four-leaf clover in a dream is also a sign of good luck!... clover, clover leaf dream meaning

Door(locked)

Vision: Seeing a locked door: poor conduct needs to be replaced with positive actions—it is the only way to avoid standing in front of a locked door in the fiiture. Unlocking the door: the future will be pleasant.

Depth Psychology: A locked door is often a sign of sexual needs. It also could mean that, if handled reasonably—difficulties are manageable. See Key.... door(locked) 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

Laurel, Laurel Tree

Symbol: The laurel tree is a “God Tree”—a symbol of everlast- ing life and youth.

Vision: Looking at a laurels or a laurel tree: you are being honored. Wearing a laurel wreath on your head: you are too ambitious and crave admiration—these traits need to be controlled. Picking laurel: you are making a fool of yourself.

Depth Psychology: You either want more recognition or you expect to be rewarded or honored. Beware, if this is the case, you could make a fool of yourself.... laurel, laurel tree dream meaning

Lantern, Traffic Light

Vision: According to ancient folklore, a lighted lantern stands for an impending, sorrow-filled event.

A blinking traffic light is always a warning to be careful.

If you or someone else is turning the traffic light off: the danger has passed, expect improvement in the present situation.

If the light in the lantern is burning brightly: you have gained great insights, or you are about to reveal a secret.

If the light in the lantern is flickering or going out: don’t get involved in other people’s business; you are probably misreading the situation. See Light.

Depth Psychology: The image of a traffic light is always a sign of a budding love affair—particularly’ when the traffic light is Red.

A softly burning lantern reflects deep insight and inner wisdom. See Lamp.... lantern, traffic light dream meaning

Leaf, Piece Of Paper

Vision: Dreaming about a white, empty piece of paper means new possibilities and new opportunities; an empty piece of paper promises future possibilities already in the making. Receiving an empty piece of paper from another person: you are under the influence of somebody else (whether negative or positive depends on the rest of the dream images).

If you are looking at pages in a book, it means you are thirsty for knowledge, This is good for studying, and also for finalizing contracts. See Paper and the chapter on “Letters in Dreams.” Looking at many green leaves: expect a happy event; you are entertaining new ideas and establishing interesting goals. Wdted leaves: worries and defeat. Watching falling leaves: misfortune or loss in your family. See Branch, Leaves, Tree.

Depth Psychology: Green leaves symbolize emotional and intellectual growth; wilted leaves stand for what has passed. Vou have lost your footing and feel tossed about like “a leaf in the wind.”... leaf, piece of paper dream meaning

Learning, Reading

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about learning and reading are both signs of your intellect, ideas, and expectations, as well as a healthy self-criticism. Your life experiences will serve you well in the future.... learning, reading dream meaning

Letters (as In The Alphabet)

Depth Psychology: Individual letters are discussed in the chapter “Letters in Dreams.” Letters are a symbol of order.

A dream about letters in “marching-formation” is an urgent message to get your life in order!... letters (as in the alphabet) dream meaning

Letters In Dreams

A Something unique, the beginning of a new event or project.

B Self-isolation, things hidden and not yet known.

C Matter that surrounds spirit, language, throat.

D Symbol for food and growth/development.

E Bridge between body and spirit, call for unity.

F Symbol for the outside and inner world, insight, hope, understanding.

G Weapon, staff, scepter—conquest and/or domination.

H Balanced, self-improvement.

I The human need for safety and severity.

J Adviser, admonishing or threatening index finger.

K Creative vitality, straightforward action, abundant energy.

L Reaching arm, striving for material and/or intellectual fortune.

M Mother, woman, fertility, creative energy.

N Masculine spirit stimulated by the feminine.

O The circle, insurmountable limits of fate.

P Mishaps, bad luck, accidents, disappointments, negative experiences.

Q The result of our action, our language.

R Male energy’, used to pursue our goals.

S Weapons, tools, techniques, and support.

T The cross, origin of your power/energy.

U The cup, the chalice, the passing of life/rime. Success, victory, the search for completeness.

W No specific symbols could be found, but possibly refers the ups and downs of life.

X The ten, checkmarks, crossing out.

Y The unknown, sometimes also sexual needs.

Z Risk decisions, lightning, electricity.... letters in dreams dream meaning

Library, Librarian

Depth Psychology: According to C. G. Jung, a library represents not only the place where you “store’” the experiences, knowledge, and wisdom acquired during a lifetime, but also the “collective unconscious.” The library may also stand for your well- developed memory and the ability to be in constant contact with the collective unconscious.

(If this is true in your case, be proud of it!)... library, librarian dream meaning

Listening, Eavesdropping

Vision+ Depth Psychology: Listening or eavesdropping behind a closed door: don’t be so nosy—you are only harming yourself. Instead, listen to yourself and what you think.... listening, eavesdropping dream meaning

Loneliness, Abandonment

Depth Psychology: Feeling lonely: a sign of your isolation. Has someone abandoned you? Were you unable to count on another person? Examine the rest of the dream symbols so you can act quickly. See Hermit, Orphan.... loneliness, abandonment dream meaning

Lottery, Lottery Ticket

Vision: Drawing a ticket means things will soon take a turn for the worse. Looking at the numbers of a lottery ticket: consider buying a lottery ticket and use the numbers in the dream if you can remember them. Dreaming about playing the lottery: you are too optimistic and what you hope for is unrealistic. Participating in picking numbers means disappointments.... lottery, lottery ticket 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

Livestock, Livestock Dealer, Livestock Auction

Vision: Seeing an animal herd: be happy, your finances will improve. Selling animals at a livestock auction: you thought you were particularly smart, but others will outbid you by a mile! Negotiating with a livestock dealer: watch out—you are being “taken for ride”! See Cow, Stall.

Depth Psychology: An animal represents instinctive urges.

The livestock dealer and the auction point to sly and foxy people. Either someone wants to “put something over” on you or vice versa.

The other symbols in the dream are important. See .Animals.... livestock, livestock dealer, livestock auction dream meaning

Love, Love Letter

Vision: Dreaming about being in love with someone: you can almost count on being disappointed.

If someone else is in love with you: a person will be of great service to you. See Admiration. Dreams about love do not always have a sexual meaning; they might be a symbol of your desire for love or a sign of unfulfilled love (particularly if you feel very alone at the moment). Dreaming about getting a love letter bad news. W riting a love letter: you are in love right now.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about love usually means that you are looking for warmth, affection, and tenderness!... love, love letter dream meaning

Lowly, Humble

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being lowly or humble usually refers to vulgarity, questionable morals or ethics, crude behavior (your own or someone else’s), or an emotional low.

The rest of the dream symbols are very important. See Shrinking. Luggage

Vision: Carrying heavy luggage is a sign that you cany a lot of emotional baggage and unnecessary- problems, problems of your own making. What is it that you are lugging around?

Vision: Dreaming about having strong, healthy lungs means a strenuous task is ahead.

If your lungs are weak: you are unable to deal with a task assigned to you.

Depth Psychology: The dream may be suggesting either a physical examination (particularly of the bronchial tubes and lungs), or that a difficult job lies ahead. Take a deep breath—its the only way to succeed m whatever vou have been asked to do.... lowly, humble dream meaning

Mother’s Lap

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being on your mother’s lap: you don’t want to take responsibility for yourself. Is life, with all its responsibilities, tasks, and problems too much for you right now? Did you—psychologically—go back to the early stages of childhood in order to work through experiences from the past? Would you like to “give birth” to something new in your life? Try to find the appropriate answer for the present situation, taking into consideration the rest of the dream symbols.... mother’s lap dream meaning

Right. Legs

Symbol: Legs are a symbol of a steadfast person and of the “road of life.’’ It is important whether you are dreaming about the Right or the Left leg.

Vision: Running on healthy legs means success in life. Swollen legs are a sign of difficulties and stagnation. Breaking a leg: be prepared for financial losses or being reprimanded at the job.

A leg being amputated means inhibition and frustration in a present situation; either you are “stuck” or asked to wait and be patient. Dreaming about running: you are very ambitious, in a hurry to reach your goal, or running away from something!

Depth Psychology: Legs symbolize everything that has to do with the road and your life’s journey. Are you well grounded? Will your legs carry you the distance? Do you need “crutches”? Are you limping? Are you insured? Looking at a woman’s legs expresses sexual needs; hairy legs are a sign of masculinity or unexpected surprises. Unshapely or thin legs: completing a project is going to be difficult. See Foot.... right. legs dream meaning

Scenery / Landscape

Vision: Dreaming about a sunny landscape or beautiful scenery: many of your wishes will come true; you can look forward to happy times.

If the scenery is dark and cloudy: conflicts with the world around you. What else do you see— Meadows, Mountains, \ alley, Water?... scenery / landscape dream meaning

Tree Limb

Dreaming about climbing a tree means professional advancement in some unusual way (or via a detour).

If limbs are in your way: expect difficulty on the job.

A limb breaking off while you’re climbing: pay more attention, be more careful.

A woman seeing a bare limb: unconscious fear of not being able to have children.

Depth Psychology: A branch is always a pan of your personal “tree of life”—the stronger the branch, the more leaves and fruit it has, the more stable your present situation. See Tree.... tree limb dream meaning

Weaving, Weaving Loom

Depth Psychology: Weaving is a symbol of hard work, patience, and thrift—you either have these qualities already or need to acquire them.

The weaver is showing you the intricate connections (experiences, adventures), that give “pattern” and structure to your life. Should you put your weaving skills into your personal relationships? See Carpet, String, Wool.... weaving, weaving loom dream meaning

Lanai

To dream of a lanai symbolizes your carefree and receptive nature. You welcome and appreciate new ideas. Similar to the rest and relaxation associated with the Hawaiian islands, a dream involving a lanai likewise suggests a getaway as a means to restore your strength and focus before darting back to your busy routine.... lanai dream meaning

Lemmings

To dream of lemmings indicates a discomfort with repeating patterns.

The same problem may be happening over and over to you or a friend.

A dream of lemmings may also indicate a distrust of authority. New leadership or a new direction may be needed to escape a path of unhappiness.... lemmings dream meaning

Life Saver

A life saver in a dream refers to safety and comfort in your life.

To dream of colorful candy life savers represents happiness and security.

To dream of floating in a life saver indicates that you feel as though you have been rescued.... life saver dream meaning

Linden

The linden tree in a dream represents a place of comfort and security.

To sit beneath a linden tree in a dream represents your desire for a sense of balance and calm in your life.

To climb a linden tree in a dream indicates a desire for knowledge and growth toward a broader perspective. You desire a place of control and power over yourself.... linden dream meaning

Lingerie Store

To dream of visiting a lingerie store symbolizes a sexual atmosphere.

To dream of shopping in a lingerie store indicates a desire to reconnect with your feminine side.

A dream in which you buy lingerie for yourself may also indicate that you would like to appear more desirable to others.... lingerie store dream meaning

Lion Tamer

To dream that you are a lion tamer indicates that you enjoy occupying a position of power in your daily life. You may feel that you are at the center of a group of strong individuals at work or at home but you have the confidence to lead and coordinate their actions in order to achieve your personal goals. This may be a good time to take on a new project at work or to apply for a promotion into management.... lion tamer dream meaning

Lions

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

To dream that you are attacked by a lion means that you have many problems to solve. Defy negative emotions that will cause your downfall.... lions dream meaning

Liquor Store

To dream of a liquor store symbolizes a feeling of temptation. You may be surrounded by friends or family who are tempting you to act against your own judgment. You may feel overwhelmed by the vast possibility of poor choices around you. Alternatively you may be excited by the idea of acting outside the norm.... liquor store dream meaning

Crush (love Interest)

If you dream that you have a crush on someone then you will come to realize that you are not truly in love, but in like.

If the person you have a crush on is younger or older then you, then this is a sign that you suffer guilt for misleading the innocent party, after you have plumbed the shallow depths of your emotions.... crush (love interest) dream meaning

Lights

A light shining out of the dark, or a flashlight beam, shows that you will finally find the truth in a situation or the answer to a personal problem that you have been searching for.

If the light is dim, you will only find part of the solution.... lights dream meaning

Bleating Of Lambs

This is a very fortunate dream and indicates both prosperity in business and happiness at home. But the young Lambs must be seen with their dams, or your dream will show a disappointment at the last moment, just when you expect success.... bleating of lambs dream meaning

Evergreens Or Bushes And Trees In Full Leaf

One of the most fortunate of all dreams, for it tells of deep and lasting success, not only in business matters, but also in love affairs.... evergreens or bushes and trees in full leaf dream meaning

Falsehood Or Lie

Another dream of contrary, whether you are the liar, or whether you dream that someone is telling Lies to you.... falsehood or lie dream meaning

Foot Or Leg

Beware of treachery if someone trips you up with his or her foot.... foot or leg 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

Golf-links

To dream of playing this game denotes a busy life at home.... golf-links dream meaning

Labourer

Increased wealth.... labourer dream meaning

Ladybird

Good luck in a small venture.... ladybird dream meaning

Landlady Or Landlord

This is not a favourable dream, and indicates domestic trouble. ... landlady or landlord dream meaning

Landslip Or Landslide

A short and pleasant visit payed to places once well-known to you. ... landslip or landslide dream meaning

Larks

It is one of the best omens possible to hear a bird singing happily; it is Nature in her kindest mood. But if the songster is shut up in a cage, then your own greed will cause the failure of your plans.... larks dream meaning

Laughing Or Laughter

A dream of contrary, and it is especially serious if you Laugh immoderately or without good cause. Be careful with your love affairs for Laughter in a dream means tears and sorrow in your life.... laughing or laughter dream meaning

Law, Lawsuit, Or Lawyer

An omen of serious business troubles ahead of you. Do not start upon any fresh or hastily-considered plan, for the stars do not foretell your success. Do not lend money, for you will not receive it again, nor should you spend too freely after such a dream.... law, lawsuit, or lawyer dream meaning

Lawn Tennis

You will find work in which you will take the utmost interest. ... lawn tennis dream meaning

Leakage

You are wasting your time; find a wider scope for your activities.... leakage dream meaning

Leopards

Difficulties and dangers are ahead of you.

It is probable that you will go abroad on business.... leopards dream meaning

Leps

To dream that one hath handsome Lips is a sign that your friends enjoy their health.

To have them dry and chapped, the contrary.... leps dream meaning

Licence

A change of occupation will lead you to better things.... licence dream meaning

Licked

To dream of an animal Licking you denotes that a friend looks at you for guidance. ... licked dream meaning

Lie Or Falsehood

It is a bad omen to dream that you are telling Lies, as your coming troubles will be due to your own misconduct. See PERJURY.... lie or falsehood dream meaning

Linden Or Lime Trees

An avenue of Linden trees is an omen of a happy romance near at hand.... linden or lime trees dream meaning

Liquors

Drinking freely in a dream shows a change of circumstances, and the other surroundings will decide whether this is in your favour or otherwise.... liquors dream meaning

Lisping

Be warned against insincerity in a friend, should you dream of hearing someone Lisp.... lisping dream meaning

Lobster Or Crab

Both these are favourable omens for your love affairs, or your domestic happiness.... lobster or crab dream meaning

Lodgings

To dream you are hunting for Lodgings signifies delay in a matter of importance.... lodgings dream meaning

Loophole

You have the ability to see far ahead of you and this will aid you in attaining your wishes. ... loophole dream meaning

Lord Or Lady

To dream that you are speaking to a Lord, or some person in high authority, signifies social success, but not necessarily a monetary gain.

It is purely personal. See KING.... lord or lady dream meaning

Losing Or Lost

This omen depends largely upon the nature of the article Lost, apart from being an obstacle dream, indicating difficulty ahead, unless you soon find the missing article.

It is a sign of domestic trouble if a woman dreams that she has Lost her weddin*” ring.

To dream that you have Lost your shoes, or some other important article of clothing is very unfortunate, for your troubles will be due to your own attempts at being too clever.... losing or lost dream meaning

Love-token

A love affair in which you will be greatly interested. Several others know more about it than you think; be circumspect.... love-token dream meaning

Lying Or Falsehood

It is a bad omen to dream that you are telling Lies, as your coming trouble will be due to your own misconduct. See PERJURY.... lying or falsehood dream meaning

Perjury Cr Telling Lies

A bad dream, for you will deserve the misfortune that will befall you.... perjury cr telling lies dream meaning

Pond Or Lake

It is a good sign for lovers if the Pond is quiet and clear-looking. Look out lor trouble if the Pond is dirty or full of mud.... pond or lake dream meaning

Water-lilies

Your wish is out of reach; do not try to gain it, lest further loss ensue.... water-lilies dream meaning

Affiliate Link

Dreams of an affiliate link symbolize that you are actively supporting people and are being rewarded for it. You are realizing the reciprocation process; that which you give comes back to you ten-fold. See Karma and Passive Income.... affiliate link dream meaning

After-life

Dreams of the after-life represent your awareness of a light at the end of the tunnel. You are recognizing a larger perspective of life beyond the confines of the ego, and that heaven is at hand now. See Death, Heaven and Reincarnation.... after-life dream meaning

Bottom Line

Dreams of a bottom line symbolize clarity, focus, and finality. This dream can also represent your issues with money.... bottom line dream meaning

Buddy List

Dreams of a buddy list, as in your on-line IM, represent your connection with friends and family.

If your buddy list is empty the dream may be suggesting that it is time to communicate with your tribe.

If your buddy list is overflowing, then you may be dealing with issues of quantity versus quality. See Text Messages, Instant Message and Friend.... buddy list dream meaning

Caffe Latte

Dreams of a caffe latte symbolize the desire for a buzz, socialization, and to energetically keep up with the high expectations you have for yourself. See Espresso and Milk.... caffe latte dream meaning

Carb Or Low Carb

Dreams of carbohydrates (carbs),energy that burns fast, signify easy money or an overnight relationship.

If you dream of being on a low-carb diet then this represents your desire to lose emotional baggage. Dreams of any diet are about discipline, that if taken to an extreme, can lead to deprivation and imbalance.

A dream of being on a high-protein, low-carb diet can also represent a subconscious desire for more substance, solidity and less fluff in your life. See Diet.... carb or low carb dream meaning

Craig’s List

Dreams of Craig’s List represents ease of accessibility for anything that you need or want. You are realizing your fraternity with the global community and that you have the world at your fingertips as you see the value in sharing resources with others. See Commune and Co-op.... craig’s list dream meaning

Dalai Lama

Dreams of the Dalai Lama symbolize forgiveness, compassion, and enlightenment. This dream may be revealing your ability to smile even when you’ve lost everything, because you know that your sustenance does not come from this world.

The message in this dream should be highly regarded See Prophetic Dreams, Enlightenment, Christ, Smile and Buddha.... dalai lama dream meaning

Fast Lane

Dreams of driving in the fast lane, or the “#1 Lane” represents your competitive edge and that you are driven to be number one. This is a processing dream, allowing you to decompress all the high-speed activities from your life on the edge, in the fast lane. See Express.... fast lane dream meaning

Four Leafed Clover

Dreams of a four leafed clover symbolize good luck, fortune, and that your wishes are coming true. See Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... four leafed clover 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

Hov Lane

Dreams of a HOV lane symbolize that you are gaining speed through life because when you are unified within yourself, the gridlock of life is eliminated.... hov lane dream meaning

Ivy League

Dreams of an Ivy League college represent a desire for the best in life, prestige, academic hierarchy, intelligence and status with regards to education.... ivy league dream meaning

Lamaze

Dreams of Lamaze symbolize that you are breathing your way through the birth of a new project or creation; finding grace as you move through the final pushes of this process. Perhaps it is time to give your self a break and take a breather. See Breath and Air.... lamaze dream meaning

Lasex

Dreams of Lasex, laser eye surgery, symbolize your willingness to see beyond the surface of things, to see what has been right in front of you all along.... lasex dream meaning

Latch Key Kid

Dreams of a latch key kid represents resourcefulness, street smarts and abandonment issues.

If you are dreaming of a latch key kid, then you may be processing and healing the wounds of your inner child, perhaps of having had to grow up too fast.... latch key kid dream meaning

Latte

See Coffee or Starbucks.... latte dream meaning

Laundromat / Laundry

Dreams of a laundromat represent that an aspect of your life is being cleaned up, perhaps a conflict is being ironed out, non-supportive habits are being hung out to dry, forgiveness is taking place, gossip is being ceased, and amends are being made. Also, dreams of laundry represent your public image or persona. So if your laundry is dirty, then this means your image or reputation has been soiled. And if you are cleaning your clothes, then you are in the process of improving your image. You are coming to peace with aspects of your past that used to haunt you. See Clothes.... laundromat / laundry dream meaning

Led

Dreams of light emitting diodes represents the future, high tech, energy that knows how to be soft yet powerful. See Light.... led dream meaning

Lemon Leaves

See Flower.... lemon leaves dream meaning

Lemonade Stand

Dreams of a lemonade stand are symbolic of entrepreneurial instincts. This dream reflects your childlike ability to turn tragedy into triumph.... lemonade stand dream meaning

Lend

See Borrow.... lend dream meaning

Length

The length of something in your dream denotes importance and impact. See Size.... length dream meaning

Leotard

Dreams of a leotard symbolize flexibility, expression, mobility, freedom, and perhaps that you are feeling exposed. See Naked and Dance.... leotard dream meaning

Leverage

Dreams of leverage symbolize strategic thinking, that you are stacking the odds in your favor; making the most out of the opportunities you’ve been given.... leverage dream meaning

Life Coach

Dreams of a life coach represent your connection with your higher wisdom, authority, objectivity, and empowered viewpoint. It would be wise to follow the guidance that is revealed in this dream.... life coach dream meaning

Life Support

Dreams of life support represent attachment to a form whose time has gone. This dream symbolizes an inability to let go and trust in the life/death/life cycle. Perhaps you are attempting to hold on or preserve a memory, an identity from the past, or maybe you are incubating while you transform into a new incarnation of yourself. See IV.... life support dream meaning

Liposuction

Dreams of liposuction represent perfectionism, a desire to trim the fat from your life, and eliminate excess, and all that weighs you down.

If you dream of having liposuction, then you are willing to take drastic measures to have a pattern changed in your life. See Plastic Surgery.... liposuction dream meaning

Lithograph

See Replica.... lithograph dream meaning

Lock Jaw

Dreams of lock jaw represent anger or stress clamping your jaw shut, or that you are not trusting your true expression. Your subconscious mind is giving you permission to ask for what you want or need.... lock jaw dream meaning

Loud Speaker

Dreams of a announcement coming over a loud speaker represents an important message is being broadcast for you. Consider what the message is and who is delivering it.... loud speaker dream meaning

Low-carb

Dreams of a low-carb diet are about deprivation, imbalance, cutting out the fluff, and sacrificing all that is sweet in life. You feel the need to focus on the meat of the matter and are just dealing with the facts.... low-carb dream meaning

Low-class

Dreams of someone or something that is what you would label as ‘low class’ reflects low-esteem. Keep in mind that there is a seed of greatness within you and everyone, and this may be your wake-up call to re-connect to your passion, purpose and magnificence.... low-class dream meaning

Lower-back

Dreams of your lower back represent support and financial issues.

If you dream of a strong, muscular back, then this signifies a healthy financial situation.

If you dream of a back that is decrepit or in pain, then this signifies financial insecurity.... lower-back dream meaning

On-line

Dreams about being on-line represent your inherent connection with the world, the masses and quantum consciousness.

If you dream of on-line dating, then this represents your openness to endless possibilities in love, and that your mental, emotional, spiritual, and geographical boundaries are expanded beyond your familiar sphere of possibilities. See World Wide Web.... on-line dream meaning

Zip Lock

Dreams of a zip lock bag signify your desire to keep a secret sealed, or to preserve your true feelings. You might feel that you need to zip your lips until you feel safe to express yourself.... zip lock dream meaning

Hill / High-land

a vision of a hill is interpreted upon 4 sides: elevation, wealth, strength, treason.... hill / high-land dream meaning

Ladder / Stairs

a vision of a ladder, for the people of righteousness [it is interpreted as] victory over the enemies. And for the people of corruption [it is interpreted as] debt and committing a sin. Qual: [bird] interpreted upon 4 sides: boy child, or [male] servant, halal sustenance, a usefulness, wealth.... ladder / stairs dream meaning

Large Tent

interpreted upon 5 sides: sultanate, leadership, Guardianship, ministry & the captain of a military.... large tent dream meaning

Leopard / Panther / Tiger

interpreted upon 3 sides: strong enemy, acquiring wealth from an enemy, great fear from the sovereign.... leopard / panther / tiger dream meaning

Two Legs

interpreted upon 7 sides: living, age, effort, wealth, strength & travel, woman.... two legs dream meaning

Wine / Liquor

interpreted upon 3 sides: forbidden wealth, a marriage in secrecy, blessing of the world. Whoever sees one of the Infallible Imams in his sleep, and immediately after that in the dream sees himself as if he is drinking wine. Then that indicates abandonment of allegiance to the AhlulBait (pbut) and his differing from them.... wine / liquor dream meaning

Arum Lily

Intensity of love and nowadays also mourning.... arum lily dream meaning

Husband / Live-in Partner

Crucial within the husband / wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father and any subsequent partnering may well be coloured by that attachment.

If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. Such fears may also be projected onto other women’s husbands, almost as though her own husband is too close to her.... husband / live-in partner dream meaning

Layers

See levels... layers dream meaning

Lazuli

Is a favourable stone said to evoke divine favour, success and the ability to show perseverance.... lazuli dream meaning

Lifts

These usually indicate how we deal with information.

For instance, a lift going down would suggest going down into the subconscious, while a lift going up would be moving towards the spiritual or cosmic concerns. In the sleep state we are thought to leave our physical bodies behind, so, descending in a lift and getting stuck suggests the potential to lose touch with spirituality, concentrating only on the mundane.... lifts dream meaning

Lime / Linden

Married love.... lime / linden dream meaning

Load / Loaded / Loading

See baggage and luggage... load / loaded / loading dream meaning

Lorry / Van

A lorry or van in a dream will have the same significance as a car, except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general. Being towed by a lorry or vehicle more efficient than our own suggests we need some kind of assistance with our motivation.... lorry / van dream meaning

Luck / Lucky

See dice / die and gambling... luck / lucky dream meaning

Wife / Live-in Partner

The relationship between husband and wife is often based on how the man perceives himself to be, and can be enhanced through his dreams.

Dreaming of a partner sometimes signifies the part of our personality that we cannot quite make full use of without help.

A man will often attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He may experience in dreams the potential loss and death of his partner with the same intensity as he experienced the first ‘loss’ of his mother.... wife / live-in partner dream meaning

Alcohol (beer, Wine, Liquor)

Dreaming of drinking beer, wine, etc., in moderation, under happy circumstances - with friends, at a party, etc. - indicates that success lies ahead. However, in any dream of alcohol, there is always the underlying warning that excesses can lead to trouble.

If you dream of being drunk, then in some way you are at a disadvantage. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge where this disadvantage lies.

If in the dream, you are sober but someone else is drunk, that person, or someone like him or her, could cause trouble for you.... alcohol (beer, wine, liquor) dream meaning

Ex-lover

The ex-lover is thinking about the dreamer intensely, and projecting telepathic messages towards her which she receives in her dreams.

Incompletions with this person that need to be resolved within the dreamer before he is truly free to move on to a new relationship.

Similarities between this past relationship and situations now in the dreamer’s life. Solutions to current difficulties may be resolved by the dreamer’s remembering how he dealt with the ex-lover. Astrological parallel: Venus-Saturn combinations Tarot parallel: The Lovers... ex-lover 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

Lack Of Air

See Strangulation.... lack of air dream meaning

Landslide / Rockslide

If the dreamer is witnessing the landslide as it happens, then sudden and unexpected events, which he really should be prepared for, will take him totally by surprise.

The dream is warning him to be prepared. Other symbols in the dream may reveal exactly what the events will entail, and what he should do about it.

If the landslide has already taken place and the rocks are lying in the middle of the road, then the dreamer faces obstacles ahead that will need to be removed before he or she can move on and accomplish whatever it is that needs to be done.... landslide / rockslide dream meaning

Maze / Labyrinth

A portent of uncertain times ahead, when you literally won’t know if you’re coming or going.

If the dreamer found his or her way out and wasn’t particularly concerned about it, then whatever problems you face will be set right and you can get on with your life. But if the dreamer was frightened, panicked, and kept running into dead ends, then the dream is telling him or her that it’s vital to calm down, try to relax, and face whatever appears to be stopping him from doing what he wants.

A change of direction is likely to be necessary.... maze / labyrinth dream meaning

Assembly Line

To dream that you are working on an assembly line, represents repetitious thinking and old ways of doing things.

It is symbolic of predictability and unchanging habits. Also see “Factory.”... assembly line dream meaning

Broken Limb

To dream of breaking any of your limbs suggests you are not managing a situation as well as you could.... broken limb dream meaning

Cat Litter

To dream of cat litter, or a cat litter box, suggests bad luck and misfortune ahead for you. It may also relate to the dreamer’s feelings of guilt or shame.... cat litter dream meaning

Strangulation / Lack Of Air / Trouble Breathing

The dreamer is standing in her own way, either consciously or unconsciously keeping herself from attaining her own dreams due to fear, which can manifest as extreme caution. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how the dreamer can release herself from that fear. Astrological parallel: Saturn. Tarot parallel: The Devil... strangulation / lack of air / trouble breathing dream meaning

Chapped Lips

To dream of chapped, dry, or sore lips indicates a loss of social status.... chapped lips dream meaning

Christmas Lights

To dream of Christmas lights represents your spiritual feelings about the Christmas holiday. It also symbolizes hopefulness for the future and insights into family affairs.... christmas lights dream meaning

Clothes Line

To dream that you are hanging up clothes on a clothesline, suggests that you are clarifying your thoughts and elevating yourself to a new state of awareness.... clothes line dream meaning

Contact Lenses

To dream of wearing contact lenses foretells that strangers will cause changes in your affairs.

If you dream of losing a lens, or not being able to see clearly through them, it signifies that you are having trouble making good judgments these days. Don’t rush into any big decisions!... contact lenses dream meaning

I Love You

If you dream of saying “I Love You”, you will achieve happiness and contentment the moment you learn to take a realistic approach to life. However, if in your dream you expressed love to someone who is already in a relationship in real life, you will experience disappointment in love.

If someone told you “I Love You” in your dream, you are learning to enjoy what you have and where you are in life. You may also be craving to hear these three little words when you are awake!... i love you dream meaning

Kitty Litter

To dream of kitty litter, or a cat litter box, suggests bad luck and misfortune ahead for you. It may also relate to the dreamer’s feelings of guilt or shame.... kitty litter dream meaning

Lacrosse

To dream of watching or playing lacrosse symbolizes the achieving and protecting of your goals. It means that you may be faced with a lot of hard blows in your life.... lacrosse dream meaning

Lactating

To dream of lactating symbolizes your primal need to care for others, and be cared for in return.... lactating dream meaning

Land Mine

A dream of land mines suggests that you are going through a potentially explosive and trying situation in real life.

The mines could represent repressed emotions that are likely to explode or burst if not dealt with soon. It could be something within yourself, such as the desire to explode with anger over an issue that’s affecting you.... land mine dream meaning

Lava Lamp

To dream of a lava lamp suggests confused emotions. Your instincts will guide you, but you must learn to listen to your heart. Don’t be distracted by the opinions of others.... lava lamp dream meaning

Leaving Home

If you dream of leaving home, important changes are about to take place in your life.

To dream that someone else in your family is moving out, suggests that any troubles you have had with that person will soon be mended.... leaving home dream meaning

Leggings

To wear leggings in your dream is positive, meaning you have the support of those around you.

To see someone else wearing (or putting on) leggings relates to some romantic situation - you may be jealous of someone or worry about getting/keeping somebody’s interest in you.

If you dream your leggings are ripped or dirty, you are experiencing trouble in some important relationship.... leggings dream meaning

Lego

To dream about playing with Lego foretells family happiness.

To dream that you are made of Lego means you are searching for comfort and security. Or, you may feel like someone is toying with your emotions.... lego dream meaning

Letters Of The Alphabet

To see letters of the alphabet in your dream, symbolizes something that your mind is associating with or those particular letters - it might be an object, a place, or a person in your life.

For example, the letter “T” may refer to your friend Tina.... letters of the alphabet dream meaning

Lie Detector Test

If you dream of taking a polygraph (lie detector) test, the meaning depends on whether or not you were lying in the dream.

If you were, ask yourself what you’re hiding from yourself or others. Deep inside, you want the truth to be known.

If you were accused unjustly, you will be annoyed by a troublesome person.

If you dreamed of someone else taking a lie detector test, you may find help from an unexpected source in some situation.... lie detector test dream meaning

Lilies / Lily

Dreaming of lilies signifies sadness and the illness of someone you love.If you dream of gathering lilies, you will find great love but that person will have health problems.... lilies / lily dream meaning

Lily Pads

Lily pads in your dream signify that your grasp exceeds your reach. You would be wise to readjust your ambitions and be more realistic.... lily pads dream meaning

Line Up

To dream that you are standing in line, indicates your need for patience. You should be prepared to wait for something and not have it right away.... line up dream meaning

Lip Gloss

See “Lipstick”, below.... lip gloss dream meaning

Lip Synching

To dream you are lip synching suggests that you are trying to find your way towards happiness in real life.... lip synching dream meaning

Living Together

To dream of living together with your romantic partner, or with a good friend, symbolizes transition and commitment. You will undergo an important developmental phase in your relationship with this person.

The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... living together dream meaning

Lobotomy

If you dream of you or somebody else having a lobotomy, this suggests that you are trying to repress a memory or strong feeling, that may be overwhelming to you emotionally.

The issue may be related to feelings that other people don’t take you seriously or give credit to your ideas.... lobotomy dream meaning

Lockdown

To dream about a lockdown symbolizes a situation that is giving you much anxiety in your waking life, and possibly making you feel bad physically as well. You could be feeling confined and restricted in a friendship, social or romantic relationship.... lockdown dream meaning

Locker Combination

If you forgot your locker combination in your dream, this is your unconscious mind’s way of telling you that you may have forgotten something in real life - like an important date or an appointment.... locker combination dream meaning

Log Cabin

A log cabin is a symbol of satisfaction through diligent hard work.... log cabin dream meaning

Lose

To dream that you lose something may mean that you really have misplaced something that you had not realized yet. It may also be a signal for you to clean up and reorganize your life. You have become overwhelmed and distracted with the drama and trivia of daily life. Finally, a dream of losing something important can also suggest lost opportunities, past relationships or forgotten aspects of yourself. Your personal associations to the thing you lose will clue you into the emotional meaning and interpretation of your dream.... lose dream meaning

Lullaby

If you heard someone singing a lullaby in your dream, you are trying to find your way towards happiness and a state of peacefulness in real life.

If you were the one singing the lullaby, you uplift others with your positive attitude and cheerful disposition.... lullaby dream meaning

Lumberjack

To see a lumberjack in your dream symbolizes your need to reorganize your life. You may need a fresh start in some aspect of your life, or to rebuild a relationship.... lumberjack dream meaning

Locked Door / Locked Window

The meaning of a locked door or locked window depends on which side you were on in the dream.

If you were locked in, you may expect a change of location in your life.

If you were locked out, it represents some troubles of your own making.

If you dream that you are locked in but you break the lock and escape, you will overcome the obstacles that are facing you now.

If the lock in your dream is a padlock, this symbolizes the need to sort out some family or personal matters.... locked door / locked window dream meaning

Love Triangle

To dream about a love triangle suggests you are dealing with issues of power and jealousy in your waking life.

If you dreamed about about your boyfriend’s (or crush’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. Other love triangle dreams can suggest the dreamer is too hesitant in standing up for their own rights.

To dream that you have been outwitted by a rival in a love situation signifies that you have neglected your responsibilities for the pursuit of leisure and ease, which could lead to some negative consequences.

To dream that you outwit a rival in love suggests that you will soon find your love match, or advance your social position.... love triangle dream meaning

Lyrics

To dream of song lyrics suggests that you are an idealistic person. This dream also signifies that you need to improve the lines of communication with someone.

For even deeper meaning, think of the specific lyrics from your dream and whether they have any relation to something that’s currently going on in your life.... lyrics dream meaning

Mowing A Lawn

If you dream of mowing a lawn, it suggests that you will have great luck and happiness in life once you get rid of people or old habits that no longer are positive influences. It also suggests that once you get organized and bypass obstacles, you will have good luck in finances and in academic pursuits.... mowing a lawn dream meaning

Neon Lights

To dream of bright neon lights signifies your big ambitions and goals. It may also foretell the sudden solution to a longstanding problem.... neon lights dream meaning

Night Light

If you dream about a night light, you have understanding and insight about a situation that was once confusing to you. You have the answers within you.... night light 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

Saving A Life

Being saved from danger in a dream means you may need to end an unhealthy relationship or situation in your life.

If you dreamed of saving others, this foretells that you will be appreciated by others for your good deeds.... saving a life dream meaning

Shoe Laces

To dream about shoe laces symbolizes self-control.

If the laces are broken or lost in your dream, you are feeling overwhelmed.... shoe laces dream meaning

Sign Language

To dream that you are deaf and communicating by sign language, indicates that you are feeling secluded from the world, You may be closing yourself off from new experiences.

To dream that you are communicating with a deaf person through sign language, suggests that someone close to you is withdrawn, or maybe they are not communicating what you want to hear.... sign language dream meaning

Ski Lift

To dream of riding a ski lift predicts happiness and prestige through hard work.

If you fell off the lift in your dream, there will be difficult obstacles on the road to achieving your goals.... ski lift dream meaning

Standing In Line

To dream that you are standing in line, indicates your need for patience. You should be prepared to wait for something and not have it right away.... standing in line dream meaning

Strobe Light

To see a strobe light in your dream, suggests that you are presently experiencing some stress in your life. You are having trouble seeing a situation clearly, or finding the answer to a real life problem. You need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling.... strobe light dream meaning

Swimming Lessons

To dream about swimming lessons suggests that you are seeking some kind of emotional support. Pay heed to advice from an older and wiser female source - you could learn an important life lesson.... swimming lessons dream meaning

Vacant Lot

To dream about a vacant lot signifies lacking, pessimism and your jaded prospects for the future.... vacant lot 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

Weights / Weight Lifting

If you dream of lifting weights, you are feeling over-burdened by too many responsibilities in your life.

To dream about a body builder suggests you are frustrated about your lack of progress in your social ambitions.... weights / weight lifting dream meaning

Cars, A Lot Of

Many ways to get through life.... cars, a lot of dream meaning

Crowd, Large

Personality aspects/alters.... crowd, large dream meaning

Desk / Lamp

Idea.... desk / lamp dream meaning

Gang, Latin

Wild passionate actions. ... gang, latin dream meaning

House, To The Left

Left-brain; ego personality. ... house, to the left dream meaning

Left, Second From

Balancing ego or left-brain. ... left, second from dream meaning

Lost $60

Diversion from cycles. ... lost $60 dream meaning

Lots Of People

Personality aspects. ... lots of people dream meaning

Lush Trees

Rich Family history. ... lush trees dream meaning

Lying On Top

Taking control.... lying on top dream meaning

Old Lady

Ego-thinking; left brain.... old lady dream meaning

Queen, Losing Composure

Release of control from one internal program to another.... queen, losing composure dream meaning

Right To Left

Going from mental to physical.... right to left dream meaning

Two-lane Road

Left-brain, Right-brain.... two-lane road dream meaning

White Light, Flash Of

Realization.... white light, flash of dream meaning

Wooden Leg

Shaky Future. ... wooden leg dream meaning

Loosing Teeth

This is a fear of survival dream. Without teeth we cannot eat. Big life changes are taking place such as leaving home for the first time; becoming pregnant, getting married or getting divorced; moving house; losing someone close.

• It can also mean a fear of ageing, loss of looks or youth. How is your survival being threatened? What are you scared of losing? What can’t you digest? • What is fundamentally changing in your life? What are those unnamed fears you can’t talk about?... loosing teeth dream meaning

Losing Things

When this dream occurs review what are the truly “precious” and “important” things that you want to take with you and decide what you can safely let go of to allow space for new growth.

• Dreaming of losing things tends to reflect a life that is so overwhelming you’ve lost sight of what’s important to you. Your dreaming mind is left to process the personal frustrations that you haven’t dealt with because you’ve been too ‘frantic’ or anxious.

• This dream can be resolved by addressing the balance of your daily activities.... losing things dream meaning

Lovers

Sometimes dreaming of a lover indicates issues with a real relationship. More often though, dream lovers represent our equal but opposite gender.

• Women will experience male lovers in their dreams and men female ones.

For a woman the male lover symbolises your inherent masculine energies - the ability to work, take action, make plans, create structure as opposed to your natural feminine energies of intuitive choices, creating community, nurturing and nourishing. and vice versa for men dreaming of a woman.... lovers dream meaning

Stairs & Lifts

Stairs are about our ambitions or where we’re heading. Climbing stairs is a metaphor of your fierce ambition and ability to face up to challenges in your life.

• More generally stairs are believed to be indicative of the bridge between different states of being. Going up suggests you’re developing higher levels of consciousness and awareness and going down suggests you’re losing that awareness or delving into the realms of your unconscious. Lifts and escalators have similar meanings.... stairs & lifts dream meaning

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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

Arc Light

See Light, etc.... arc light dream meaning

Great Lakes

See Lake.... great lakes dream meaning

Lady Bug

These amusing creatures in a dream are a sign of easy success in modest endeavors.... lady bug dream meaning

Dream Dictionary

Entries are organized alphabetically, so readers can browse through common subjects or objects in dreams. The material from thousands of dreams gathered during of this essential dream dictionary, alphabetically, providing instant access to a wealth of fascinating prepared of information.
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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 Sources

All e dream interpretations, Dreams contains over 50.000 indexed entries, 32 different sources the meaning of your dream.

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Understand the meaning of your dreams. Great dictionary of dream interpretations.... dream sources dream meaning

Lapis Lazuli

This beautiful blue gemstone featured in your dream is a sign of peace of mind through a happy adjustment to your lot in life.... lapis lazuli dream meaning

Lathe

See Machinery.... lathe dream meaning

Lather

Regardless of what it was on, lather featured in your dream signifies the solution to a pressing problem, probably through news from a distance.... lather dream meaning

Law (and Lawyers)

To dream of being involved with the law predicts some disagreeable business experiences.

If you retained a lawyer in your dream, you are being warned against carelessness in money matters.

To dream of winning a lawsuit is an omen of contrary; you are likely to be on the losing side of a serious difference of opinion.

A dream of being sued is a warning against casual love affairs.

To dream of being a lawyer augurs unexpected good news.... law (and lawyers) dream meaning

Lewdness

Lewd behavior in a dream signifies a tempting offer to participate in a profitable but slightly unethical venture; let your conscience be your guide.... lewdness dream meaning

Lye

You can expect to have your honesty and/or in- tegrity challenged if your dream featured this alka- line solution.... lye 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.

Understand the meaning of dreams. Great dictionary of dream interpretation. Dreams Interpreted, the most compelling and thorough study of all the symbols that appear in our dreams. By reading the dictionary definitions, you'll be gin to understand symbology in a much deeper way. You’ll learn how to synchronize your body, emotions, mind, and soul to experience the full meaning of your dreams and, in some cases, make them your reality.

Tiger Lily

See Flowers and Colors.... tiger lily dream meaning

Right / Left

(1) Right / left may symbolize consciousness / unconscious. Movement from left to right or clockwise, therefore, may signify an increase of conscious awareness.

(2) Right / left may also symbolize intellect / intuition or thought / feeling; masculinc / fcminine; activity and assertiveness / passivity and receptiveness.... right / left dream meaning

Upper / Lower

see Storey, Underdog... upper / lower dream meaning

Law, Lawyer

Guidance, teacher, higher self. Help available if you ask. See Attorney.... law, lawyer 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:

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Bolt (lightning)

The ray is a celestial fire in its activity, a symbol of creative power. This divine connotation provokes, generally, that the ray represents those circumstances that are imposed upon you and radically change your life. The ray is also a symbol of speed (fast as light), of wise insights and emotional explosions.

To dream that you are struck by lightning is a favorable omen of achieved goals. Lightning over your house, on the contrary, indicates danger and unexpected events.... bolt (lightning) dream meaning

In Love

Its interpretation is often literal. This dream recreates exactly the same situation as in real life.

It is very common during adolescence. Almost always it reflects joy, awakening of new sensations, insecurity, need for approval, and fear of abandonment or fear of a change of the loved partner’s attitude. (See LOVE)... in love dream meaning

Lamentations

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

It is possible that the dreamer is going through a repressed period of profound sadness and mourning and the cries he hears are the ones he would like to utter.

If this is not the case, the cause of the cries is a feeling of guilt that manifests in the dream. ... lamentations dream meaning

Laying Down

The dreams in which you lay down in bed indicate a period of uncertainty or waiting regarding problems that you do not feel able to cope with without help.

If you are lying down outdoors, something that is causing you suffering is nothing more than a passing concern, not as serious as you originally thought.

If you are sharing your bed with a person of the same sex, in addition to the aforementioned uncertainty, this reflects a concern about what others might think of you. Conversely, if it is a person of the opposite sex, chances are the problems will be solved soon.... laying down 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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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

Leaks

Dreaming of a leaky house is a clear indication that your emotions get out of control easily and that you do not take enough care of them. Conclusion: you should not put emergency “patches” on your relationship, but rather strive to build your feelings on more solid foundations. In short, leaks reveal lack of attention to our emotions.... leaks dream meaning

Lethargy

To see yourself being lethargic can have two interpretations.

If it causes you stress, it is a sign of anxiety. You feel the need to get moving, but you can’t, whether it is because of external factors or your own inability.

If the lethargy is pleasant, it could be an unconscious way to compensate for a stressful or exhausting state you are subject to in real life.... lethargy dream meaning

Letter (character)

If you are writing letters in a dream, it indicates the need to clarify certain situations; this images can suggest the need to give explanations. (See WRITING and READING) ... letter (character) dream meaning

Lightness

To dream that you feel very light signifies that you want to elevate yourself spiritually, that you aspire to a better life. Although it may also indicate a lack of conviction in your relationships. (See DANCING, SMOKE, and INCENSE) ... lightness dream meaning

Losing Weight

The symbolism is similar to CLARIFICATION, given its allusion to purification, discarding all that is waste or negative. Also, depending on the particular case, it represents the desire to lose weight. A dream in which you dramatically lose weight may signal some physical ailment.

Seeing yourself too thin in dreams is a sad omen of legal scandals.... losing weight 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

Letter (communication)

This dream shows the desire to hear from someone or to change your current situation. You need either a new opportunity or a new challenge.

If by reading it a pleasant feeling comes up, then your future is protected; if it produces anxiety, it may indicate that you need to take things more positively.

If the letter is from a friend, you need support; if it comes from a company or institution, you crave changing your job; however, if you dream that you do not receive letters, it should encourage you to get in touch with your loved ones. It could be that they are requiring your help. The letter could also come from your unconscious that tries to give you a message about your behavior or circumstances.

It is important that you pay attention to it.

For some superstitions, dreaming of a letter portends unexpected news. For others, it predicts a close marriage.... letter (communication) dream meaning

Locks (of Hair)

Although it usually refers to a vanity item, it symbolizes the superior force of will and knowledge. For this reason, when you have long and healthy hair in a dream, the image indicates that you are able to succeed. By contrast, if it falls or if it is cut, the image reflects fear and insecurity; it predicts loss of prestige and power. However, to get a haircut voluntarily indicates liberation, renunciation, and sacrifice. In the event that you shave your head, it means you reject all earthly matters in the pursuit of purity of spirit. And regarding the vanity aspect mentioned, dreaming that someone combs your hair expresses you are too concerned about your external image.

If in your dream, you have your hair loose to the wind, it indicates that you need more freedom to express your feelings. Body hair, meanwhile, symbolizes the primitive and instinctive force.

To get a haircut can show conformity. In the past, they used to cut the hair of prisoners, soldiers, and school boys. When the Beatles grew their hair long back in the sixties, they unconsciously expressed a generational revelation.... locks (of hair) 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

Four-leaf Clover

The four-leaf clover is the ultimate symbol of fortune.

If you stumble upon it, you are guaranteed a measure of good luck.

If you find one in the land of your dreams, you are expressing a desire to increase your sense of abundance and prosperity and unexpected income.... four-leaf clover dream meaning

Sea Lion

The sea lion is a playful and expressive animal and can easily dive in and out of the ocean, the symbolic representation of the unconscious mind. This aquatic mammal reminds us to not take life too seriously and to be willing to go to deeper depths when needed, but remember that the journey is a lighthearted one if we so choose. Sea lions connect us to our emotional life, not with a heavy intensity, but rather with a light and deft ability to move in and out of different emotions with grace and delight.... sea lion dream meaning

Ladders

A ladder can symbolize an aid in one’s climb to new levels of awareness of one’s inner world as well as greater understanding of outer conditions. Career and social standing are also symbolized by the ladder (“climbing the social ladder”), as is material prosperity (“the ladder of success”).... ladders dream meaning

Lame / Limp

A dream about limping could represent feelings of weakness, inadequacy, or uncertainties about a particular situation.

A dream about lameness might also be alluding to the metaphorical use of “lame” as being pathetic or unoriginal.... lame / limp dream meaning

Laughing / Laughter

Laughing in a dream often has the same meaning as it does in ordinary life: namely, taking something lightly or putting others at ease. Alternatively, a dream laugh can be alluding to one of many idioms, from “have the last laugh” to “laughing all the way to the bank.”... laughing / laughter dream meaning

Lockout

Losing one’s keys and being locked out in a dream can indicate fear of losing your position in life.

If another person has locked the dreamer out, then control is an issue to be confronted and dealt with—in the dreamer’s career or personal life.... lockout dream meaning

Loss Of Something

Losing an object in a dream can be a straightforward representation of something we feel that we have lost in our waking life, such as an opportunity, a relationship, or even a loss of health. (See also Missing).... loss of something 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

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

Accident To Loved Ones

To dream that a loved one dies in an accident indicates that something in your own self is no longer functional, and is ‘dead’. It is also symbolic of your own relationship with that person. Perhaps you need to let go of this relationship, or let go of a particular phase in that relationship and move towards the next. For example, the first throes of passion may have ebbed away, but you can replace them with love, stability and commitment.... accident to loved ones 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

Flying Low

Native Americans, Tibetan Buddhists and others claim that all people have a light body that can leave the physical body during sleep. The light body can travel great distances and communicate with angels. To dream of flying may indicate the need or desire to develop the mystical side of your nature. Alternatively, it could be a warning to keep your feet firmly on the ground.... flying low dream meaning

Climbing A Ladder

This could signify a corporate or social ladder, with each rung indicating promotion or another step towards social elevation. Alternatively, the ladder could be interpreted as a phallic symbol representing the so-called masculine qualities of power, drive and ambition that you need to adopt if you want to get to the top. The dream oracles say that to climb a ladder to the last rung means you will succeed in business.... climbing a ladder 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

Lion / Lioness

Generally a positive symbol that suggests physical strength and success in waking life. It can also suggest self-assertion or the need for it to be expressed in waking life because of the lion’s roar. If, however, the lion is small or injured or in a vulnerable situation, this could suggest that the dreamer feels he or she is in a dangerous place, but also that these difficulties can be overcome with strength and daring.

If a lion is chasing you, this is most likely due to a struggle with natural feelings of anger or aggression.... lion / lioness dream meaning

Sheep / Lamb

Sheep in dreams represent the aspects of oneself that conforms to social pressures, such as feeling part of a crowd or being herded by others. Dreaming of sheep can also suggest aspects of ourselves that are the same as other human beings or working hard to accomplish a goal.

If the dreamer is caring for sheep, this may indicate a desire to grow spiritually.... sheep / lamb dream meaning

Line Dancing

Were you dancing in line with people you know in a country music scene? If so your unconscious may be reflecting on your tendency to conform or else your habit of stepping out of line or of failing to conform to the behavior your loved ones expect. Were you dancing in line or were you out of step?... line dancing dream meaning

Large Bird

A large bird represents the power of the unconscious to uplift or terrify, and can also suggest a threat or a parent.... large bird dream meaning

Left And Right Side Of The Body

Typically, the left side of the body represents feelings, intuition and the irrational, whilst the right side suggests the rational and logical. The left side is also associated with maternal influence, and the right with paternal.... left and right side of the body dream meaning

Mouth / Jaw / Lips / Tongue

The mouth represents the devouring, demanding aspects of yourself; it can also signify your need to communicate about something that is upsetting you.

If the mouth is open, this may represent your receptive side, as in mouth-watering. On the other hand, perhaps too much has been said and it is time to close your mouth—in other words shut up. A dream of your mouth being buttoned or sewed up can again suggest regret over what has been said or done.

If you dream that you are chewing, it might suggest that you are mulling over, or considering, something.

If you are pulling something out of your mouth, perhaps you need to clear the air by expressing your feelings, or do you have a nasty taste in the mouth?

To see your own tongue in your dream signifies self-expression. Have you said too much or do you need to say more? If you rip someone’s tongue out in a dream, this means that you are extremely upset by what someone has said in waking life but have been unable to express your anger. To dream of your own jaw in your dream represents your stubbornness, determination and forcefulness.

If your jaws are tight, this could suggest unexpressed anger and other powerful feelings that you are holding back.

If lips appear in your dream, this is associated with sensuality, sex, love and romance, as well as communication, as in ‘read my lips’.... mouth / jaw / lips / tongue 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

Revolutionaries And Leaders

Warriors and peacemakers, dictators and democrats, terrorists and holy men—these are the men and women who had, or have, the clout and power to change our world. In dreams, they signal the need for some kind of dramatic change in your waking life or, at the very least, a shift in attitude or approach.... revolutionaries and leaders dream meaning

Law Court / Prison

A law court in a dream may make you focus on your capacity to make fair judgments in complicated matters concerning work, friends or family members. It may also highlight your feelings of being on trial in waking life, or a sense of guilt about having broken a promise, or a moral or social law. Perhaps you are anxious about being judged by others or feel that there something that you should be punished for.

If you find yourself bundled into prison in your dream, perhaps with the clang of heavy gates swinging shut in your ears, this may be drawing a parallel with your sense of confinement in waking life. So, if you have any kind of dream about prisons or being jailed, ask yourself who or what is restricting your freedom in waking life. Do you feel suffocated emotionally by your partner or parents, or do you feel trapped in a dead-end job? Or has your own shyness locked you into a self-made prison in the waking world?... law court / prison 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

Library / Museum

In dreams, a library can represent a storehouse of your experiences in life as well as your intellect.

If the library is well ordered, this suggests that you handle knowledge well.

If the library is chaotic, with books missing or wrongly shelved, this suggests that you may be suffering from information overload or have difficulty processing information.

If someone distracts you in the library in your dream, it may suggest that the ideas being considered in waking life are not worth your attention.

If you are working on your psychic and spiritual development, the library will have added significance as a place where the collective wisdom of humankind is collected. The more we develop psychically and spiritually, the more we have access to this collective wisdom— also known as intuition and the collective unconscious.

Like libraries, museums feed minds by giving people the opportunity to study objects from the past for their historic, scientific and artistic interest. When trying to interpret dreams about museums, any exhibit that caught your eye is important because it may be pointing to something from your own past that has a bearing on your present situation.

If your dream involved visiting a cinema or theatre, refer to the relevant entries in ARTS AND CRAFTS and LEISURE.... library / museum dream meaning

Beetle / Ladybird

To see a beetle in your dream indicates that some destructive influences may be at work in your waking life. You may also feel that your values and beliefs are being compromised.

If you dream of a scarab beetle—a creature worshipped by the ancient Egyptians as a symbol of creation—this symbolizes your ability to survive, adapt and change. You may, however, be anxious about death and aging, and so it might also be a dream about immortality. Quite by contrast, to see a ladybird in your dream is symbolic of good fortune and happiness.... beetle / ladybird dream meaning

Lizard / Chameleon

Lizards can often resemble snakes, so much of their symbolism in dreams will be similar. But if you watched a chameleon’s skin slowly change color or blend into the background in your dream, ask yourself whether your unconscious was questioning the wisdom of camouflaging your true feelings; on the other hand, perhaps it was highlighting your fickleness.... lizard / chameleon dream meaning

Labyrinth Maze

According to Jung, the enclosed labyrinth is a symbol of the unconscious, and a dream of entering a labyrinth represents rapid change and a journey towards self-discovery. As in the Greek myth of Theseus, who entered King Minos’ labyrinth in Knossos to kill the Minotaur, descent into the unconscious may sometimes involve confronting impulses we would rather ignore because they challenge or threaten us.

If you see a maze in your dream, it may also indicate the need to find direction in life and the skills needed to negotiate change.

If a map or chart of a maze appears in your dream, this may be a reassuring sign that you are on the right path.... labyrinth maze dream meaning

Abandonment / Fear / Loss Of Control

Dream images connected to feelings of abandonment, fear and loss of control all have some form of conflict as their theme. For example, dreams about missing a bus, train or airplane all point to some kind of tension in the dreamer about failing to achieve a goal. Dreams about being abandoned or left alone by a group of loved ones suggest feelings of anxiety about being left out, or being different from the crowd. Anxiously searching for the right road or path could point to fears about losing your identity.

If you are happily wandering alone in your dream, this may suggest a feeling that the source of your problems lies outside yourself. Dreams about anchors and lifeboats also tell of the fight for survival in daily life.

If you dream of being lost in dense vegetation, towering trees or tall reeds, you may feel that your progress is being thwarted by obstacles. As in the tale of ‘Hansel and Gretel’, this dream may evoke longing for the comfort and warmth of home.... abandonment / fear / loss of control dream meaning

Underclothes / Lingerie / Pajamas / Swimwear

Almost any item of clothing can be regarded as a symbol of sexuality, particularly items that draw attention to what they are covering, such as underwear, bikinis, swimsuits and lingerie. Is the item you are wearing clean or dirty? Depending on which it is, what does that say about your attitude to sex? Generally, underwear in a dream is thought to be a symbol of your hidden attitudes and prejudices.

If you dream of feeling embarrassed about being seen in your underwear, it may suggest an unwillingness to reveal your true feelings, or to have your opinions made public. What color is your dream underwear? Red may reveal hidden passions, yellow a secret fear and so on.

If your underwear is dirty or torn, it may reveal that you are not at ease with yourself right now and feel uncomfortable about your sexuality. Ancient dream oracles suggested that dreams of being in your underwear were an omen of guilty pleasures that would cause much grief. A dream that features nightwear does not necessarily have a sexual connotation; you may simply need more sleep. Pajamas and nightdresses also suggest openness and relaxation.... underclothes / lingerie / pajamas / swimwear dream meaning

Lawyer / Solicitor / Barrister / Judge

Dream lawyers, solicitors or barristers are a symbol of the supportive friend or relative in times of stress, but may also indicate that you are becoming too dependent or losing your sense of right and wrong. In Jungian terms a judge can represent the archetype of the wise old man. Perhaps you should appreciate your own wisdom and powers of judgment more, or perhaps you feel persecuted by arbitrary forces in waking life?... lawyer / solicitor / barrister / judge dream meaning

Virginity, Loss Of

If you dreamed of losing your virginity and you are a virgin in real life, your dream may have mirrored your fear or anticipation of the event. If, however, you are no longer a virgin and have a dream like this, your unconscious could be referring to a loss or innocence or sense of disillusionment in your waking life. Perhaps a friend wasn’t as kind or thoughtful as you thought they would be or someone let you down.... virginity, loss of dream meaning

Lightning / Storm / Thunder

Hearing thunder in a dream can warn of a potential emotional outburst.

If the thunder is in the distance, there may still be time to regain control of a difficult situation. Spiritually, the rumblings of thunder can demonstrate deep anger.

Because lightning has long been considered the prerogative of the gods and a symbol of communication between the world of gods and that of human beings, if lightning appears in your dream or you are struck by a thunderbolt, this suggests intuition, inspiration and the sudden awakening of psychic powers. In general, lightning in a dream indicates unexpected changes that are taking place, or are about to take place. These changes may be to your routine or to the way you think.

Lightning can also indicate strong, passionate love that can strike suddenly and unexpectedly. Alternatively, lightning in a dream can indicate a discharge of tension, or a necessary but destructive act on your part in order to make progress. Spiritually, lightning can denote sudden enlightenment or personal growth.

If a storm—with or without thunder and lightning—appears in your dream, this indicates personal emotional outbursts as the storm allows the dreamer to release emotion and clear the air. But if the storm is approaching, this indicates a sense of difficult times ahead, and of anger or passion about someone or something that has built up, but which has not yet been expressed.... lightning / storm / thunder dream meaning

Lighting A Fire

If you dreamed of lighting a fire, what sort of fire was it and who else was there? Kindling a fire represents a summoning of energy, so the context of the fire in your dream should always be taken into consideration. Where are you focusing your energy? If the fire spreads out of control in your dream, this may indicate that your emotions are in danger of running out of control too.

If you succeed in controlling the blaze, this suggests you are in control of your waking life. Also pay attention to what was being burned in your dream and what the fire was feeding on, as the other symbols in the dream may help with your interpretation. For example, if you were burning your clothes, is it time to brighten up your image?

A fire burning in a domestic hearth is likely to point to your private life, whilst a bonfire or beacon has more public significance as a symbol of communication. Lighting a stove to cook a meal for family and friends suggests concern for your loved ones, and lighting a candle for a meal or curling up in front of a log cabin’s roaring fire may suggest sexual heat.... lighting a fire dream meaning

Mirror / Lighting

As a symbol of the mind, the mirror suggests the art of reflection, looking at the reality of who you are, or seeing yourself in a new or different way.

If a mirror appears in your dream, do you need to reflect on something that is bothering you? If you saw your reflection, were you happy with what you saw or do you want to make changes? Light in dreams symbolizes intuition or inner guidance, so if you dream of lights or light bulbs, consider their shape. Are they candles flaring upward or is the light contained in a bulb? Is the light flickering or steady, and what does this represent for you right now? If you are carrying a light that flares in your dream, does this mean you have a flair for something, a talent you are not using? Or does it mean you are about to flare up and have an angry outburst? As mentioned above, light is the symbol of life, knowledge and enlightenment and in dreams, casting a bright light may present an optimistic image of your well-being, but if it is flickering, this suggests uncertainty. A light that is unlit may be a symbol of ignorance.

If you use a flashlight or torch in your dream, this suggests you are trying to seek out truth and integrity in a corrupt situation.... mirror / lighting dream meaning

Left And Right

You may have a dream in which left and right become significant.

If this is the case, bear in mind that if you are right-handed, the right hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the left side of the body and this part of the brain is instinctive, artistic and intuitive. The left side of the body therefore indicates these qualities and in dreams represents the parts of yourself that are less expressed, such as the unconscious. In right-handed people, the left hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the right side of the body, and this part of the brain is believed to be logical and functional. The right side of the body therefore represents the dominant, conscious and well-expressed side of yourself. Dreams can also use a play on what is right or left to suggest opposites or conflicts within yourself. The left usually suggests the external world of activity and the environment, whilst the right parts of your unconscious suggest struggling to express yourself. A few people might also find that in some dreams one side of their body represent the feelings and attitudes they absorbed from their mother, and the other side what they absorbed from their father.... left and right dream meaning

Nowhere To Make Love

In this dream, you and your lover undertake a fruitless search for privacy and are constantly frustrated. This isn’t so much a dream about sex but about the difficult forces or obstacles in your life which are preventing you from feeling intimate with someone close to you. Such dreams may occur after a relationship breaks up or when communication has broken down between yourself and your partner.... nowhere to make love dream meaning

Public Lovemaking

In this dream you find yourself making love in a very public place; such a dream suggests that you feel your private life has been made public in some way or that people are speculating about your private life.... public lovemaking dream meaning

Space In Building Or Landscape

This represents your potential or those opportunities that are available to you. To be ’spaced out’ is to widen your personal boundaries through the use of stimuli, some of which may be illicit. Space is also a representation of your cosmic center or place that is, was and ever will be. This idea can widen your present view of the world.... space in building or landscape 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

In-laws And Step Families

Archetypes may appear in your dreams in the disguise of in-laws or step-relations. For example, your mother-in-law or stepmother may appear as the devouring mother, and your father-in-law or stepfather as the warrior or villain.

If dreams about in-laws or stepparents are negative, this typically suggests feelings of insecurity, rivalry and mistrust that naturally arise when a newcomer enters the family and exerts influence over you. However well-meaning their intentions, they will always feel like a threat to your individuality at the beginning. (Also see: Stepfather- Stepmother - Step children - Step-brothers and step-sisters.)... in-laws and step families dream meaning

Lotus / Water Lily

The lotus or water lily was regarded in ancient Egyptian mythology as the primal flower, the source of creation. In Buddhism, it is the symbol of the individual’s spiritual development, of consciousness rising from the muddy depths of ignorance and opening to the full glory of enlightenment. The Buddhist thousand-petalled lotus symbolizes the final revelation and enlightenment. Both associations may apply to a dream of this flower. The dream may refer to a spiritual transformation or to a birth within. Are you using all aspects of your creative power or does you dream lotus inspire renewed interest in spirituality? Does it suggest the lotus position from yoga to you? A lotus fruit may also represent being forgetful.... lotus / water lily dream meaning

Lemon / Lime

Lemons can be extremely sour, so if you were sucking a lemon in your dream, this could mirror your acid tongue in waking life or the acerbic behavior of someone you know. Lemons generally denote inferiority within a dream, so if you see shriveled lemons in a dream, you may experience separation or divorce with a loved one. Eating or sucking on a lemon within a dream symbolizes the need to be cleansed or go through a period of healing. When you dream of a lime, it is a symbol that hard times may be in the future, but after these are endured you will experience periods of great prosperity.... lemon / lime 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

Breakfast / Lunch / Supper

If the foods in your dream are breakfast foods such as cereal and toast, these may suggest your attitude to a new project. It is worth recalling how these foods were eaten. Was there an atmosphere of calm or was the meal rushed? This can have implications for how you are feeling about a new stage in your life.

Alternatively, your mind may already be thinking ahead about what to make for breakfast in the morning. It is not uncommon for your fleeting thoughts to be incorporated into your dream.

If a lunch features in your dreams, this implies a need to take time out from your daily efforts to revitalize yourself. The appearance of a dream lunchbox could be urging you to get as much done as possible or economize financially.

Supper pertains to a need to revitalize and energize yourself, whereas dinner connotes your main source of nourishment. The dinnerware used will portray your personal perspective towards nourishing yourself. A dinner dance suggests the joyful, nourishing benefits. A dining room usually suggests a concentrated and enjoyable manner of being nourished, whereas a dining car corresponds to a need to pay attention to your emotional needs whilst on your life journey.

If you enjoy a snack in your dream this implies rejuvenation or the re-energizing of yourself.... breakfast / lunch / supper dream meaning

Coffee / Lemonade / Milk / Tea

In waking life coffee is a stimulant, so do you need to inject more energy into your waking life? Coffee may also represent sociability, friendship, the giving and sharing of affection or a social life that is in need of reviving.

If you are drinking tea in your dream, this may represent some stimulating idea, hope, person or contact. It can also suggest a need for relaxation. To dream that you are drinking water represents your need for emotional and spiritual refreshment, and to dream that you are drinking lemonade signifies that you have the ability to accomplish great things from very little.

If you yourself made, or were given, a mug of warm milk in your dream, your dreaming mind is offering you a sensation of warmth, comfort and security, perhaps to compensate for circumstances that are stressful or demanding in waking life. Your dream may also have reminded you of your need to be nurtured and cherished by a maternal figure, a provider of human kindness. Milk is a basic food that can also be drunk and in a dream it may refer to some deep- seated emotional need.

If you are a woman feeding milk to a child or animal in your dream, this may refer to your desire to mother a person, an animal or protect in some way. Another explanation is that it may represent semen and your desire for a sexual relationship. To spill milk in your dream symbolizes a loss of faith, opportunity, and trust. It may indicate that your friends will cause you much temporary disappointment and unhappiness. To dream of sour or impure milk denotes small problems that will torment you, but to dream that you are bathing in milk denotes a stable circle of reliable and pleasant friends. Finally, to dream that you are choking on milk indicates that you are being overprotected; perhaps you are feeling smothered in some relationship.... coffee / lemonade / milk / tea dream meaning

Foreigner / Foreign Languages

According to dream-lore, friendly foreigners in dreams are symbols of good luck, but a person in your dream who is foreign or who speaks an unfamiliar language may represent a part of yourself that you do not fully understand or accept. You may be neglecting important feelings or talents, or the dream may be mirroring a sense of frustration caused by problems in communicating with someone in waking life. The latter is often the case when you dream of a letter that is illegible or written in a foreign language, although such a dream could also suggest frustration with not being able to solve some difficult issue in waking life.

Whilst hearing foreign or strange languages in a dream can suggest misunderstandings, it can also be symbolic of some kind of communication from within, something important that has not yet become clear enough for us to understand or put into words.

If you pay attention to the strange language, the next stage of understanding will follow. In spiritualism, hearing strange language is communication from discarnate beings.... foreigner / foreign languages 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

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

Lobola

See wedding, money, cow and cattle... lobola dream meaning

Death Of A Loved One

A feeling of loss, grief, loneliness, or isolation.

Grieving a specific loss or change in your life (losing a loved one, losing a job, etc.).

A fear or feeling of abandonment (whether due to death or some other reason).

Someone in your life who has experienced a loss or significant change.

See also: Dead Acquaintance; Dead Body; Feeling; Death of You; Dying; Abandonment... death of a loved one dream meaning

Finding A Lost Item

Regaining something you’ve lost in real life (a relationship, happiness, your source of income, etc.), or a desire to regain it.

Consider your feelings about losing the item, and also about finding it.

See also the item you lost.

See also: Losing an Item; Discovering; Catching Someone... finding a lost item 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

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

Lamp Or Light

Experiencing or desiring insight, clarity, understanding, or discovery (as in “shining some light on the subject”).

The idea of finding your way in some aspect of your life.

Feeling lost or needing guidance.

Something that is “known” (as opposed to dark representing “the unknown”).

See also: Light (Illumination)... lamp or light dream meaning

Leaving A Person

A real or imagined ending in your life.

The idea of abandonment (such as physically leaving, or neglecting a responsibility).

You leaving someone can also represent: a decision (perhaps a decision to end a process); standing up for yourself to make needed changes in your life.

Someone leaving you can also represent: a feeling or fear of being abandoned, alone, or left behind in real life.

See also: Abandonment; Leaving a Place; Betrayed, Being; Betraying; Rejection; Escaping; Goodbye; Distance... leaving a person dream meaning

Leaving A Place

Leaving a place or situation can represent: The end of a phase, project, or something else in your life.

A desire to escape or avoid a real-life situation.

A feeling that you’re neglecting a responsibility or promise.

A desire to be done with something or to leave something behind in your life.

See also: Escaping; Leaving a Person; Distance; Setting Down... leaving a place dream meaning

Ledge Or Cliff

Risk, danger, or fear.

A boundary, edge, or limitation (real or perceived).

The end of something (such as a situation or process).

See also: Limit or Boundary; Edge, Coming to an; High; Hill; Valley... ledge or cliff 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

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

Leech / Louse

To see or be bitten by leeches in your dream refers to something in your life— people, habits, or negative emotions—that is draining the energy and vigor out of you. Alternatively, if your body is covered in leeches, then you are feeling disgusted by your own body or repulsed by something you have done. To see lice in your dream signifies frustration, distress and feelings of guilt. You may also be feeling emotionally or physically unclean. Alternatively, the lice may represent a person, situation or relationship from which you would like to distance yourself. You may be feeling used or taken advantage of.... leech / louse dream meaning

Letters And Communication

Dreams are a unique form of communication; a way for your dreaming self to communicate with you.

Sometimes the messages contained within dreams can be obscure and difficult to interpret but if your dream contains symbols of communication, such as letters, handwriting, telephones or emails, its meaning may be easier to interpret. Often these symbols are entwined with a wealth of other images but sometimes you may wake with a lingering image of them as the main item in your dream.

Both Carl Jung and Fritz Perls believed that each dream symbol is an aspect of your true self and that communication symbols, in particular, contain useful messages from your unconscious. When trying to interpret these messages, first consider whether the communication makes a clear reference to your waking life or triggers other associations for you. The next thing to consider is the form the communication took and what this suggests. For example, a phone call suggests something more informal than a telegram.

If the communication was coded, does that imply a close connection or a lack of understanding? Considering all these aspects in their context along with the other symbols in your dream may help with the interpretation. See also NUMBERS; SOUNDS.... letters and communication dream meaning

Left, Being

Being left alone or behind can represent: A feeling or fear of being abandoned, forgotten, alone, or left behind in real life (by a specific person, yourself, God, etc.).

The importance of the person or thing being left, or of something it represents (such as the importance of a particular responsibility).

See also: Abandonment; Betrayed, Being; Rejection; Leaving a Person; Lost, Being; Losing an Item; Orphan; Helpless... left, being dream meaning

Letter (alphabet)

A word that starts with that letter.

A person whose name begins with that letter.

A grade or other evaluation.

The shape of the letter, or something that shape represents (such as a capital “A” representing an arrow).

A priority, level, or sequence (such as “Plan A, then Plan B”).

The feeling you get from that particular letter.

For more clues, consider the context of the letter.

Sometimes a letter doesn’t convey any useful meaning to interpret.

See also: Communication; Text... letter (alphabet) dream meaning

Letter (message)

A past, expected, desired, imagined, or feared communication (perhaps to or from someone specific in your life).

The idea of expressing yourself to someone or wanting to be heard by them.

See also: Communication; Email; Giving; Receiving; Delivery; Mailbox; Address... letter (message) dream meaning

Letter / Parcel / Postcard / Telegram

The arrival of a letter in your dream represents a realization, usually about someone else, or news about yourself. Your reaction to the letter is important. Did you feel anxious, resigned or happy? How you opened the letter is also significant. Did you open it eagerly or did you put it aside unwilling to open it? Whenever a letter appears in your dream, your dreaming mind is telling you that something needs your attention in waking life. Dreaming about receiving letters, just as in daily life, usually represents receiving news, information or messages from someone specific, from your unconscious or from the world at large. You may be coming into greater awareness about some aspect of your life or yourself.

If your dream letters remain unopened, this may represent missed opportunities.

If the letter is black around the edges, this may refer to your feelings about death.

If the letter is from a particular person, this suggests specific feelings or thoughts concerning the person the letter is from.

If you get to read the letter in your dream, try to see if the text has any bearing on your waking life.

If the letter came from abroad, you may be thinking of traveling or are thinking of someone who lives abroad. To dream of writing a letter may tell you of the need to communicate information to someone; a dream of writing several letters may tell you that there are many people you wish to make contact with.

If you dream of sending a letter, this may be a prompt to contact the person to whom you are posting the letter or to impart information to them.

Incomprehensible or unintelligible letters may suggest frustration at being unable to solve some problem. A letter that turns out to be a blank page is a clear sign that you should stop waiting for other people to take the initiative and take the initiative yourself. An anonymous letter can be a message from your unconscious that you need to slow down and reflect on your actions in waking life. While handwriting in a dream letter can reveal personal feelings or communications, a typewritten or word-processed communication implies a more impersonal communication.

Dreams of sending a telegram may occur during times of stagnation or routine in your professional life and may serve as an urgent stimulus to change. Alternatively, dreaming of receiving a telegram may express an urgent yearning to make contact with someone. Because of their indiscreet and fun nature, dreaming of postcards may suggest that you need to be more open with those around you. According to Freud, parcels may symbolize female sexuality.

If you are excited about opening a parcel, this may suggest the heady thrill of a new relationship, but if you do not want to open a parcel, this may express a fear of intimacy with others.... letter / parcel / postcard / telegram dream meaning

Losing Something

If you lose something in your dream, this suggests that you have become distracted in waking life and have lost sight of what really matters. Ask yourself what it is you have lost and what it may symbolize. It may be an opportunity, a relationship, a way of thinking or even your own identity. Do you no longer feel as if you belong somewhere? Alternatively, the image may be a symbol of something that is missing from your life that you never had in the first place. For example, if you lost your car, you may have lost a sense of direction; if you lost money, you may feel you’ve lost your self-confidence or something you value about yourself; if you lost your key, have you forgotten a solution to a problem or perhaps the key to self-knowledge? If you simply can’t work out what significance your lost object has to you, it might help to do a free association exercise (write down the first 10 or so words that immediately come to mind in relation to that symbol) to decipher the lost object’s symbolism, to decipher what it is that you need to find.

If you dream that you are recovering lost property, the nature of the property recovered, together with the feelings of relief and joy it brings, will indicate the focus of your dream. For example, if you recover your purse, this is linked to identity and a renewed sense of self.

If you recover your wallet, this is linked to finances. Do you now feel in a stronger position? If you recover a camera are you trying to hold on to memories or seeking a false sense of security? If you recover lost clothes are you seeking a new self image? If you recover shoes are you recovering your footing? If you recover your lost phone are you re-establishing communication with some one?... losing something dream meaning

Levitating

A feeling of or desire for freedom, love, or “lightness” (feeling happier, without burdens, etc.).

The power to change your own attitude or state of mind to be more positive.

An indicator that you were feeling great happiness or joy during the dream.

Rising above a challenge (or a desire to do so).

Rising above “the everyday,” the mundane, pettiness, etc.

Experiencing great clarity, insight, or a “higher perspective.” A special ability or characteristic that you feel puts you “above the crowd.” See also: Flying; Floating; Powers... levitating dream meaning

Lied To, Being

Someone lying to you can represent: A feeling or fear of someone being dishonest in real life.

Viewing people as generally dishonest or untrustworthy.

Being in denial, or having lied to yourself in some way.

See also: Betrayed, Being; Catching Someone; Dishonest; Lying; Fake; Pretending; Gossiping; Trickery... lied to, being dream meaning

Life Force

Your life force, life energy, chi, or the part of you that constitutes “life” can represent: Your existence.

Your soul.

Your will, ego, or consciousness.

Your identity.

The idea of being alive.

Your life force flowing out of you can represent feeling: tired, weak, or drained by something in real life; disappointed or apathetic; out of touch with your sense of purpose or the meaning in your life; disconnected with God.

See also: Life; Alive or Exists; Dying; Death of You; Killed, Being; Dead Acquaintance; Death of a Loved One... life force dream meaning

Light (spiritual)

Dreaming that you’re in the presence spiritual Light (or God) can represent: A desire to experience a deeper connection God, assistance from God, or another kind of spiritual experience (such as clarity or enlightenment).

Feeling connected with God during your dream.

Consider whether during the dream you experienced the overwhelming peace and love that signifies God’s presence.

See also: God; Love; Peace; Heaven; Angel; Religious Figure; Light (Illumination)... light (spiritual) dream meaning

Loss And Frustration

S ome dreams leave us with a painful sense of loss; dreams that take us back to happy times in the past, for example, or dreams of being abandoned, lost or bereaved.

In some instances, such dreams can reflect feelings of regret about actual events or people you have lost but more often they are a symbol for something missing in your life; perhaps direction, confidence or intimacy or even a sense of personal identity. Another explanation suggests that such dreams are a warning that you are in danger of losing something important. Perhaps you have not been valuing or appreciating an aspect of your life enough. Finally, a dream of losing something or someone important can also suggest lost opportunities, past relationships or, according to Jungian analysis, forgotten aspects of yourself.

Your personal associations to the thing you lose will give you clues as to the emotional meaning and possible interpretation of your dream.

Dreams that leave you with a sense of frustration or anxiety are very common; you will almost certainly experience this kind of dream at some time or other, especially during times of stress in waking life. The stress may be triggered by an exam, a job interview, a relationship breaking up or fears of failing; this stress can express itself in dreams of falling or being confined, or dreams of feeling frustrated by a machine that doesn’t work or finding yourself naked in the middle of a busy street. According to Freud, such dreams are inspired by sexual frustration or anxiety, but most dream analysts believe that they stem from deepseated feelings of inadequacy or frustration in all areas of your waking life, not just the sexual. Another thing to consider is whether the frustration in the dream was ‘because’ of something. In other words, did it happen because you took a wrong direction, because you went along with a particular person or because you didn’t listen to advice? If you are able to pinpoint a cause or reason try to define what the‘because’ factor is in your everyday life.

However, disturbing, upsetting or frustrating such dreams can be they are not meant to cause more anxiety. Your dreaming mind has conjured up these images to enlighten and strengthen you. Whenever you have a dream that leaves you with feelings of loss, regret or frustration, try to pinpoint exactly what caused you the most anxiety in your dream as this may hold the key to understanding the root of your fear.

If you are able to understand the message of your unconscious, you will feel that you are in a better position to face your fears or at least to find ways to manage it if you are unable to conquer it.

This chapter covers some aspects of loss and frustration but there are countless others. For example, you can lose weight, hair, teeth, vision, smell, possessions, friends, your freedom, your personality, your children, a body part or even your own life in a dream. Dreams of being chased, paralyzed, imprisoned or missing a train can all refer to stressful situations in your waking life. Refer to the relevant entry in the index for the significance of other dream symbols of frustration and loss. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... loss and frustration dream meaning

Loss Of Body Parts

Because the body often represents the self, loss of body parts or injuries to your body in dreamland can symbolize the emotional pain of losing parts of yourself. A dream that some part of your body is amputated can leave you with a feeling of irreplaceable loss. Such images may refer to the loss of a loved one but they can also appear when what you have lost is less tangible—for example, the love or respect of someone or your own self-respect. Psychologists give the name‘fragmentation’ to the process when you give up parts of yourself in order to fit in with or please others. This is something we all do, but if your own true nature is overly censored, the unconscious may send out warning signals about what you stand to lose by the denial of aspects of yourself.

Dreams in which you lose a hand or a foot,are missing an internal organ or have a body part disappear or fall off are therefore often signs that some part of your potential is being lost due to the path you have chosen. The common dream of losing teeth may reflect waking problems but can also symbolize loss, the break up of relationships, moving house, moving away or any other change which involves the ending of one phase in life and the beginning of another.

If the teeth become loose but stay in your mouth choking you, this could mean that you are holding something back or keeping your thoughts and feelings to yourself; the price is some form of damage to yourself. A dream in which you lose your virginity is a reflection of the loss of childhood innocence. What have you lost recently in waking life that has damaged your previous system of beliefs? See also BODY; SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... loss of body parts dream meaning

Lightweight

You or something else being lightweight can represent: Airiness.

A “light” or carefree attitude.

Without burden.

A perceived lack of substance or strength.

See also: Levitating; Floating; Size; Measure; Skinny... lightweight dream meaning

Liking

Positive feelings toward the thing or person you liked in the dream, or whatever they represent.

Good will.

Familiarity.

Attraction.

Respect.

Approval.

For more clues, consider the context and nature of your feeling of “like.” See also: Love; Friendly; Respecting; Approval; Superior; Good; Romance; Crush, Having a... liking dream meaning

Living With Someone

Someone who shares your home can represent: Someone who’s a part of your life, interacts with you often, or seems familiar to you (perhaps because you know or knew them well, or because they’ve been on your mind lately).

Exploring what it would be like to spend time (or more time) with that person.

See also: House; Person You Know; Person Unknown; Relationship... living with someone dream meaning

Loaning

Lending something to someone can represent: Feeling that you’ve given something (tangible or intangible) to that person (and perhaps you expect them to return it or give you something in return).

Feeling that someone is indebted to you.

Helping someone (“lending” them your knowledge or expertise).

See also: Investment; Owing; Money; Finances; Borrowing... loaning dream meaning

Lost Purse Or Wallet

In this dream, you are out somewhere and suddenly discover you have lost your purse or wallet and start to panic. You may try to retrace your steps but can’t find it and the problem gets worse when you realize you have also lost your keys and money. The loss of a dream purse or wallet suggests that change is occurring in your life and you are experiencing it largely with a sense of loss, confusion and even as a threat to your being. Your dreaming mind is urging you to reconnect with the things in life that bring you reassurance and joy, and to look towards the future with optimism instead of panic.... lost purse or wallet dream meaning

Lucky Sign

If various objects, amulets or talismans that traditionally symbolize luck appear in your dream, such as horseshoes, pebbles and four-leaved clovers appear in your dream, this is a positive sign. Bear in mind, however, that the nature of luck is that it always changes, so you need to appreciate what you have or move quickly to capitalize on your current good fortune. The following list is by no means comprehensive but mentions some of the well-known symbols of good fortune.

If your lucky charm doesn’t appear here, your dreaming mind might still be sending you a positive message; it might also be urging you to strengthen your defenses or protect yourself in areas of your personality or your life where you may appear vulnerable.

Ankh: An ancient Egyptian symbol resembling a cross with a loop at the top. It symbolizes the power of life and cosmic knowledge, and is the oldest and most popular amulet or religious symbol used by the Egyptians. When worn, carried or featured in any other way in your dream, the ankh symbolizes good health, as well as promoting fertility and the powers of intuition. Arrowhead: In waking life, those who believe in lucky charms carry an arrowhead for protection against enemies, bad luck, hexes, jealousy, evil spirits and all other negative forces. They may place an arrowhead over their front door or under the doormat to prevent burglars from breaking into their homes, and keep one in their car to help guard against accidents and theft.

If an arrowhead appears in your dream, this is a powerful symbol of the need for protection and security in your life. Crescent moon: A sacred symbol of the Goddess, and also a symbol of magic, fertility and the secret powers of nature. Believers often wear a piece of pink quartz shaped like a crescent moon as a love charm to attract a lover or soulmate. Four-leaved clover: In waking life, it is thought that fortune will smile on you if you carry a four-leaved clover, or if you wear a pin, ring or pendant shaped like one. The four-leaved clover is believed to be the most powerful of all lucky charms and was used by the ancient Druids as a charm against evil and to attain clairvoyant powers. Garlic: This aromatic bulb is one of the oldest and most famous forms of natural protection against evil forces, and is used throughout the world in a variety of ways to keep away vampires, sorcerers, demonic spirits and all other forms of evil. It is also used by many witches and shamans as a healing amulet. Horn: The gold horn is a popular necklacecharm worn by Italians as an amulet against the evil eye. When worn by a man, the horn—an ancient and obvious phallic symbol—inc reases sex appeal and promotes male virility. Horseshoe: This is a well-known good luck symbol in many parts of the world. According to superstition, nail an iron horseshoe over your door with the convex side pointing up for protection against sorcery, bad luck and the evil eye. For good luck, believers nail it over their door with the convex side pointing down.

If a horseshoe appears in your dream, this is a positive sign suggesting good health and positive energy in your life. Rabbit’s foot: perhaps the most used good-luck charm in modern times, this is usually carried on a keychain or worn on a necklace to ward off accidents and evil, and to increase good luck, happiness and fertility. Skeleton key: Wear an old skeleton key on a chain around your neck as an amulet to open the doors of opportunity and success, guard against the evil eye, and repel sorcery and all evil spirits. Skull and crossbones: A symbol of death once used by pirates and, more recently, as a warning label on poisons, the skull and crossbones can be used as a powerful amulet to protect the wearer against evil forces. It possesses the power to reverse any hex or curse and return the evil to the person who cast it upon you. This symbol is also popular among gamblers, as it is believed to keep their good luck from turning bad. Unicorn: The unicorn is an ancient symbol of chastity and protection, and its fabled horn was said to be used in medieval times as an amulet to detect poisons in the food or drink of kings, queens and popes.

To promote fertility or increase sexual magnetism, believers wear any type of jewelry shaped like a unicorn. The symbol of this magnificent mystical creature also pierces the plans of enemies and keeps the wearer safe from all evil forces. Wishbone: Believers wear gold wishbone-shaped jewelry—or even an actual turkey or chicken wishbone on a necklace—as an amulet to attract good luck, and t o make wishes and dreams come true.... lucky sign dream meaning

Location

A location can represent something you associate with a real-life location, event, person, memory, desire, fear, or something else in real life.

A location can also convey a mood or characteristic that consistent with whatever that location’s events represent (such as the happiness of a theme park representing your happiness on the first day of summer, or a peaceful lake representing the calmness of your quiet house).

Consider your feelings about the location and anything that stood out about it.

See also the specific type of location.

See also: Places (the category)... location dream meaning

Logic

Using logic (such as to solve a problem or figure something out) can represent: The idea of applying your logic to something in real life.

Feeling argumentative.

Feeling a need to make a case for something or defend yourself.

Searching for an answer or solution.

Curiosity about something.

See also: Problem; Arguing; Math; Science... logic dream meaning

Login

Security.

A point of access or entrance (such as a door or starting point).

A test or verification of someone’s identity.

A question of authenticity or honesty.

A test for whether a person should be allowed into something (such as a group, restricted area, or area of knowledge).

See also: Unlocking; Password; Computer; Door or Entrance; Internet... login dream meaning

River / Lake

In dreams, rivers indicate the eternal change and flow of life, serving as a reminder that change and renewal can be something refreshing, strong and not to be feared. Streams and brooks are gentler images of change. A riverbank may represent the security of the conscious mind if you go swimming or paddling in the river of the unconscious.

If your dream reveals an image of yourself contemplating on the river bank, pay attention to how you feel. Are you anxious or feeling confident? If an artificial embankment or levee appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you need to build stronger defenses as you are in danger of being submerged by unconscious desires.

In dreams, lakes are symbols of the unconscious. What lurks beneath the water? If you dream of fishing, swimming or sailing on the lake, this can suggest contentment; if you are drowning, this suggests anxiety. For Jung, a lake, like the sea and the river, is a symbol of the mother archetype. A dream pond can suggest hidden depths. When you see a swamp in your dream, it is referring to a part of your life that is dark and hidden, or to something that is holding you back.

If you see a marsh, this may refer to anxieties that undermine your confidence in waking life. A spring is an image of beginnings and, as such, it symbolizes maternity in dreams as well as purity and clear, clean water.

According to Freudians, the image can suggest joyful sexuality. Jungians might see dreams springs as an image of the inner life or spiritual beginnings. A waterfall unites images of female and male sexuality with the foam of the tumbling waters evocative of the sensations of orgasm. Alternatively, the turbulence of the waterfall can represent powerful changes in your life. See also ELEMENTS; PLACES.... river / lake dream meaning

Destruction / Loss Of Control

Dreams of your own death or the death of a loved one do not mean that you or someone you love are going to die; they do, however, require you to take stock of your health and the way you manage your life. Many dream experts believe that dreaming of your own death can signify a rebirth, the shedding of the old and a new beginning. In many cases, these dreams represent being involved in painful relationships or unhealthy habits or situations that have a destructive effect on you. Dreams of actually killing or murdering someone or being killed or murdered yourself in a dream are not very common, but if you do experience such dreams they may indicate deep and unresolved emotional and psychological conflicts that are interfering with your emotional and psychological health in waking life. There is a part of you that feels dead or out of control or there is a part of your life that you wish would disappear. Such dreams of murder or killing can also express violent and powerful rage. What is making you feel so angry in waking life?

Dreams that present you with undisguised imagery—the roof falling in on you, or your car stalling on a motorway—may be warning signals to pay greater attention to the care and maintenance of yourself and the things around you. Other common images in nightmares and bad dreams include: menacing strangers, clifftops, dark woods, alleys, forests, heights and depths, land or sea storms, earthquakes, tidal waves, terrorist attacks, outbreaks of disease, friends or family who suddenly become cruel, dangerous, old or ugly, guns, knives and other weapons threatening you, car or plane crashes and being lost. All these scary images leave you with a sense that your place in the world is uncertain or shifting. You are out of control in a big way and your sense of self is eroding. Dreams in which your whole world is rocked or changed are clear symbols of fear, anxiety and a crisis in confidence. Dreams in which you sink slowly but inevitably into quicksand or are swallowed by an angry lion usually represent feelings of being overwhelmed in waking life. Dreams in which you are drowning have a similar interpretation. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... destruction / loss of control dream meaning

The Law

Dreams of being tried or sentenced by a judge or law court express feelings of guilt about something you have thought, said or done in waking life. But if you feel you are innocent and your dream portrays you as guilty, this represents your waking sense of indignation that you have been a victim of injustice or feel that you have been judged unfairly. If, however, you played the part of the judge in your dream, pay attention to who was on trial and what they were on trial for. Try to see if there are any parallels with your waking life.

If you were part of a jury in your dream, you may feel that you are part of a collective judgment in waking life or that you have joined in with others in judging someone else.

If you were locked in a cell by a jailer you recognize, consider whether or not that person is restricting your freedom in waking life.

If the jailer is unknown, what part of yourself are you locking away? If you are a jailer or prison officer, who did you arrest and who did they represent? If the person was unknown, could you be acting as your own jailer and restricting your personal growth with fears and inhibitions? If, in your dream, you are playing a game and the umpire or referee makes what you feel is an unfair decision, this may concern someone who has authority over you in real life whom you feel is not treating you fairly. If, however, you are the umpire or the referee and are struggling to impose your authority, this may mirror your struggle in waking life to keep peace between warring aspects within yourself, or a group of people with whom you are living or working.... the law dream meaning

Lost, Being

A feeling or fear of being lost, without power, or without direction in your life or some aspect of it.

A sense of not knowing which way to go or where to start.

Feeling lost within yourself (such as feeling you’ve lost your identity).

See also: Missing Person; Left, Being; Losing an Item... lost, being dream meaning

Lubricant Or Catalyst

Something (a person, thing, action, event, situation, etc.) that encourages something else, makes it easier, or helps a process go faster or more smoothly (or a desire for such).

For example, oil lubricating two gear wheels might represent humor making last week’s job interview go more easily.

See also: Salve; Engine; Fuel; Chemistry... lubricant or catalyst dream meaning

Landscapes And Settings

When the setting of your dream is particularly prominent in your dream, it is usually trying to convey to you some kind of message from your unconscious. The setting of a dream is the environment or landscape in which the action takes place. Sometimes the place reflects your mood but it can also be a reminder of a particular time in your life or of particular people. In general, the setting signifies the environment in which the main action of your life is happening. For example, if you dream of walking across the road in a busy city in the rain, your dream has a completely different setting to going for a walk in a park on a sunny day.

Try to assign a feeling and function to the setting of your dreamscape; that busy city might convey the feeling of purpose and speed, together with the function of work; that park might suggest the feeling of relaxation and the function of refreshment. When you have defined your feeling and function, try to see what part they play in your waking life and what the other details of the dream say about them.

Bear in mind, too, that you need to consider personal associations. A countryside walk may conjure up an image of heaven for some people but of hell for others, particularly if they suffer from severe hay fever.

Interpreting the symbolism of the dream setting can give you an insight into your own inner landscape.

If the setting is familiar, look out for symbols of your work or home situation to decide whether the dream is about your professional or personal life. Such a scene may also take you back to childhood or a time of learning.

If the setting is not familiar, or from your past, think about how it may relate to the emotional climate of a current situation. Recurring landscapes in dreams indicate feelings to which you often return; if the same scenes recur, they suggest habitual attitudes with which you approach a situation. Recurring scenes of your past represent a stance you developed at that time in your life. Although landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than temporary moods, if the landscape does change in your dream, perhaps you need to make corresponding changes in your everyday life or in your approach to life. Composite scenes, consisting of many images that you recognize in one setting, are usually drawing your attention to particular qualities or moods which have relevance to the content of the dream. The country where your dream is set may also have significance. See also FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

Bear in mind, too, that the light, the weather and other features of your dream landscape all contribute to the setting and are all saying something about your mood or the feelings the dream inspires. Light is a common symbol of consciousness, so a sunny landscape will indicate clarity and awareness and a bright and sunny place will suggest fun and liveliness. Dark places in general represent the unconscious, although landscapes that become dark or dreary during the course of the dream may also refer to your subjective view of the world; for example, a dark shadowy murky scene signifies feelings of depression. A place that becomes lighter and brighter during your dream suggests possibilities and potentials, whilst the dim illumination of moonlight is a common symbol of intuition.

The nature of the weather in your dream will also express how you are feeling. Bad weather may foretell of troubles lying ahead, rain falling may indicate a release of tension, whilst the appearance of a rainbow across the landscape might suggest your troubles have found some sort of resolution. A beautiful place in a dream may be encouraging you to use your creative imagination in waking life, a sheltered place might be offering peace and security, unknown places could be revealing aspects of yourself of which you may be unsure and wide open spaces offer you a taste of freedom from confinement, whether emotional or physical.

The structure of the landscape also reflects your feelings about the content of your dream. A landscape that is hard to travel over or live in says much about the emotional or practical obstacles in your waking life. Your dream may have created a symbolic scenario to show you the things that are preventing you from being happy and fulfilled.

What you see lying ahead of you in a dream, such as a mountain or a flight of stairs, is significant as it represents the challenges you have yet to face. Obstacles in dream landscapes may express your everyday concerns. For example, you may find it impossible to cross a busy street in your dream; the street may well be a symbol of an impending exam.

If some aspect of your dream landscape did not seem right or was out of proportion, perhaps you are not seeing things straight in waking life. In your dream, look out for other symbols that suggest some aspect of your waking life is out of proportion; if your dream has a surreal or supernatural elements, refer to the chapter on SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... landscapes and settings dream meaning

Lymph

Cleanup or removal of (physical, emotional, or mental) toxins from your life.

The ability to discern what’s useful from what’s not.

Self-protection within yourself (such as by letting go of toxic thoughts or self-defeating beliefs).

The essence of your physical existence.

The ability to deal with the aftermath of conflict (including taking responsibility for your part in it).

See also: Immune System; Gland; Blood; Allergy... lymph dream meaning

Reflective Light

A reflection or glimmer of light can represent: Insight or understanding.

An indirect effect, influence, or action.

The suggestion that whatever is glimmering is special or important.

The idea of an illusion.

A representation of something or someone (rather than the actual thing or person).

See also: Mirror; Light (Illumination); Lamp or Light; Glowing; Fire; Gleam; Sparkle; Communication... reflective light dream meaning

Rule Or Law

A rule or law can represent: A rule set forth by an authority in your real life.

A societal norm, or a rule you feel is generally accepted by others.

A self-guiding principle or other rule you’ve chosen to use yourself.

A feeling or fear of a threat or punishment.

Authority, or a specific authority figure in your life.

See also: Authority Figure; Blaming; Blamed, Being; Judge; Police; Religion; Justice; Crime; Decision, Someone Else’s; Disobeying; Demand... rule or law dream meaning

Laboratory / Workshop

To dream that you are in a laboratory signifies that you are experimenting with your inner feelings, beliefs and fears; you are testing yourself in some way.

Alternatively, you may be going through some sort of transformation. You may also need to use a more scientific approach to life and to develop your thinking skills. In short, you need to make an objective assessment of what is happening in your life. To see a workshop in you dream represents the development of your skills; you are trying to understand yourself and find out who you are. A workshop is a symbol of productivity, but it can represent group interaction and creativity since it is a place in which you are likely to meet likeminded people.... laboratory / workshop dream meaning

Symbols Of Love

Love can be expressed in many ways in your dream and almost any symbol can be associated with it. Dreams of adopting or looking after a child, person or animal are often strongly associated with the idea of taking care of someone and are associated with love. To dream of shooting an arrow is also a love symbol. At whom or what were you shooting the arrow and whom or what do they represent? The arrow may also be a phallic symbol. As far as your emotional life is concerned, your dreams can sometimes tell you things of which you are not yet aware; it is worth paying attention to the suggestions that come to you in your sleep.

For example, if you are undecided about whether to commit to a person, dreams in which bells feature or you hear bells chiming appear to be hinting at marriage or a deeper emotional commitment. You may, for instance, have a dream in which the door bell rings and your prospective husband, wife or partner is at the door. Bear in mind, however, that dreams are not always so literal; dreams of love are more difficult to understand than overtly sexual dreams, since almost any symbol can be associated with this area of your life.

Pay attention to your feelings in the dream as they can help you see your potential partners and your feelings for what they really are. So if you have a feeling of dread when the door bell rings, this probably is not a good sign.

Bear in mind, too, that dreams that contain symbols closely related to home life, such as a beloved family object or a much-used room, are more likely to relate to a family member and your feelings towards them than to a potential lover. It may also be helpful to see how the feelings of love are being represented in your dream.

If the emotional bond and closeness is more important than the sexual, this may be related to baby love.

If great sexual drive and the fulfillment of your own needs is the theme along with a desire to explore and experiment, this suggests adolescent love. Adult love is represented by a dream sense of recognizing the needs of the partner and putting them before your own without losing your sense of direction or independence.... symbols of love 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

Lookout

1. Having prophetic vision;

2. Prophetic office; 2 Sam 12;1-14.... lookout dream meaning

Living With Animals

If you find you’re enclosed in a space with a group of animals, or living among them, it is important to note what kind of animal they are and what they represent. If, for example, you’re trapped in a confined space with a pride of lions, but they leave you unharmed, this suggests that you will face your fear and realize that there was nothing to worry about. It also suggests an affinity with these big cats, and that you need to draw upon deep reserves of courage.... living with animals dream meaning

Labyrinth And Maze

A labyrinth is a complex system of paths and tunnels in which it is easy to get lost. On one level, the appearance of a labyrinth in your dream suggests the need to explore the hidden side of your nature; the twists, turns, trials and tribulations of the labyrinth are a powerful symbol of the life journey towards the center of your existence. Within the labyrinth you can meet and overcome challenges and obstacles in life that prevent you from moving forward. From a psychological point of view, we must all take the heroic journey through the labyrinth of experience and come to terms with our fears and anxieties before confronting our shadow. Any dream image that has underground passages suggests a labyrinth. Some believe it represents an exploration of the feminine principle.

Jung saw the dark, enclosed labyrinth as a symbol of the tortuous depths of the unconscious and a dream of entering it as a voyage of self-discovery or an attempt to locate a deeply buried emotion. The void at the center of the labyrinth may suggest despair but it can also symbolize serenity and calm. A labyrinth is an archetype with which you can have direct experience. It is a metaphor for your life’s journey. As in the Greek myth of Theseus who entered King Minos’ labyrinth in Crete to slay the Minotaur, your descent into the unconscious, hidden aspects of your nature may involve confronting impulses that threaten your personal security and well-being.

Mazes are often confused with labyrinths but they are quite different. Labyrinths tend to symbolize the quest for knowledge and freedom, whereas mazes mirror the general confusion that may be fogging your sense of purpose in waking life. A maze is first of all open to the light, whereas a labyrinth is in the dark; furthermore, a maze has numerous entry points whereas a labyrinth only has one. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved, possessing twists, turns and blind alleys. It is a task that requires logical, sequential, analytical activity to find the correct path into the maze and out. A labyrinth, on the other hand, involves intuition and creativity. With a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not to enter. With mazes there are many choices to be made, with many entrances and exits.

Dead ends and cul-de-sacs present riddles to be solved. Mazes challenge the choice-making part of yourself.

In dreams, a maze can therefore reflect the difficulty in finding a direction to follow in life. No one can predict what is right or wrong, so you may have to rely on your instincts. If, in your dream, you have a map, chart or password to help you navigate your maze, this may reassure you that you are on the right path. Mazes can also often portray a confusion of ideas and feelings, the difficulty in finding your way through the mass of apparently irrational emotions and images arising from within, or the variety of opinions and seemingly authoritative sources of information with which the modern world bombards you. You may dream of a maze of corridors, for example, during periods in which your life seems particularly complicated and you are faced with choices and decisions. In this sense, the maze represents an attempt to find your way through conscious thoughts, opinions and doubts, to an opinion or mindset that is yours alone.

If you enlisted the aid of a ladder to help you get out of your maze, your dreaming mind may have been suggesting that you take a more logical, rational overview of your situation.

If you found a way out of your maze, this suggests that you will find a way to break free; but if you found yourself ending up in the same place whatever path you took, this could be reflecting your sense in waking life of going round in circles, covering the same ground or not being able to make a breakthrough. Bear in mind that tunnels and paths in dreams represent transitions, and entrances represent new directions; perhaps you have been so overwhelmed with emotion and confusion that you have not seen the opportunities already being presented to you. ... labyrinth and maze dream meaning

Relationship Dreams At Different Stages Of Your Life

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

Although the following dreams can occur at any stage of your life, you may find that the focus of your relationship dreams shifts during your lifespan. In your teenage years, dream scenarios in which you are suddenly thrown together with someone to whom you are attracted are very common. The goal of the dream is to help you determine if someone is or is not interested in you in waking life. By the mid-twenties, however, relationship dreams move beyond initial attraction and begin to explore who is or is not right for us. This is the time when strangers, celebrities and friends tend to appear as dream lovers and partners. You