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1364 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Rain

To be out in a clear shower of rain, denotes that pleasure will be enjoyed with the zest of youth, and prosperity will come to you.

If the rain descends from murky clouds, you will feel alarmed over the graveness of your undertakings.

To see and hear rain approaching, and you escape being wet, you will succeed in your plans, and your designs will mature rapidly.

To be sitting in the house and see through the window a downpour of rain, denotes that you will possess fortune, and passionate love will be requited.

To hear the patter of rain on the roof, denotes a realization of domestic bliss and joy. Fortune will come in a small way.

To dream that your house is leaking during a rain, if the water is clear, foretells that illicit pleasure will come to you rather unexpectedly; but if filthy or muddy, you may expect the reverse, and also exposure.

To find yourself regretting some duty unperformed while listening to the rain, denotes that you will seek pleasure at the expense of another’s sense of propriety and justice.

To see it rain on others, foretells that you will exclude friends from your confidence.

For a young woman to dream of getting her clothes wet and soiled while out in a rain, denotes that she will entertain some person indiscreetly, and will suffer the suspicions of friends for the unwise yielding to foolish enjoyments.

To see it raining on farm stock, foretells disappointment in business, and unpleasantness in social circles. Stormy rains are always unfortunate. ... rain dream meaning

Rainbow

To see a rainbow in a dream, is prognostic of unusual happenings. Affairs will assume a more promising countenance, and crops will give promise of a plentiful yield.

For lovers to see the rainbow, is an omen of much happiness from their union.

To see the rainbow hanging low over green trees, signifies unconditional success in any undertaking. ... rainbow dream meaning

Ring

To dream of wearing rings, denotes new enterprises in which you will be successful.

A broken ring, foretells quarrels and unhappiness in the married state, and separation to lovers.

For a young woman to receive a ring, denotes that worries over her lover’s conduct will cease, as he will devote himself to her pleasures and future interest.

To see others with rings, denotes increasing prosperity and many new friends. ... ring dream meaning

Rabbit

To dream of rabbits, foretells favorable turns in conditions, and you will be more pleased with your gains than formerly.

To see white rabbits, denotes faithfulness in love, to the married or single.

To see rabbits frolicing about, denotes that children will contribute to your joys. See Hare.... rabbit dream meaning

Red

Dark red is redemption, like the blood of christ, and bright red is the fire of tribulation; see “fire”... red dream meaning

River

If you see a clear, smooth, flowing river in your dream, you will soon succeed to the enjoyment of delightful pleasures, and prosperity will bear flattering promises.

If the waters are muddy or tumultuous, there will be disagreeable and jealous contentions in your life.

If you are water-bound by the overflowing of a river, there will be temporary embarrassments in your business, or you will suffer uneasiness lest some private escapade will reach public notice and cause your reputation harsh criticisms.

If while sailing upon a clear river you see corpses in the bottom, you will find that trouble and gloom will follow swiftly upon present pleasures and fortune.

To see empty rivers, denotes sickness and unusual ill-luck. ... river dream meaning

Roof

To find yourself on a roof in a dream, denotes unbounded success.

To become frightened and think you are falling, signifies that, while you may advance, you will have no firm hold on your position.

To see a roof falling in, you will be threatened with a sudden calamity.

To repair, or build a roof, you will rapidly increase your fortune.

To sleep on one, proclaims your security against enemies and false companions. Your health will be robust. ... roof dream meaning

Road

Traveling over a rough, unknown road in a dream, signifies new undertakings, which will bring little else than grief and loss of time.

If the road is bordered with trees and flowers, there will be some pleasant and unexpected fortune for you.

If friends accompany you, you will be successful in building an ideal home, with happy children and faithful wife, or husband.

To lose the road, foretells that you will make a mistake in deciding some question of trade, and suffer loss in consequence. ... road dream meaning

Running

To dream of running in company with others, is a sign that you will participate in some festivity, and you will find that your affairs are growing towards fortune.

If you stumble or fall, you will lose property and reputation. Running alone, indicates that you will outstrip your friends in the race for wealth, and you will occupy a higher place in social life.

If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably.

To see others thus running, you will be oppressed by the threatened downfall of friends.

To see stock running, warns you to be careful in making new trades or undertaking new tasks. ... running dream meaning

Rape

To dream that rape has been committed among your acquaintances, denotes that you will be shocked at the distress of some of your friends.

For a young woman to dream that she has been the victim of rape, foretells that she will have troubles, which will wound her pride, and her lover will be estranged. ... rape dream meaning

Rocket

To see a rocket ascending in your dream, foretells sudden and unexpected elevation, successful wooing, and faithful keeping of the marriage vows.

To see them falling, unhappy unions may be expected.... rocket dream meaning

Rat

To dream of rats, denotes that you will be deceived, and injured by your neighbors. Quarrels with your companions is also foreboded.

To catch rats, means you will scorn the baseness of others, and worthily outstrip your enemies.

To kill one, denotes your victory in any contest. See Mice.... rat dream meaning

Raven

To dream of a raven, denotes reverse in fortune and inharmonious surroundings.

For a young woman, it is implied that her lover will betray her. See Crow.... raven dream meaning

Rice

Rice is good to see in dreams, as it foretells success and warm friendships. Prosperity to all trades is promised, and the farmer will be blessed with a bounteous harvest.

To eat it, signifies happiness and domestic comfort.

To see it mixed with dirt or otherwise impure, denotes sickness and separation from friends.

For a young woman to dream of cooking it, shows she will soon assume new duties, which will make her happier, and she will enjoy wealth. ... rice dream meaning

Race

To dream that you are in a race, foretells that others will aspire to the things you are working to possess, but if you win in the race, you will overcome your competitors. ... race dream meaning

Ram

To dream that a ram pursues you, foretells that some misfortune threatens you.

To see one quietly grazing denotes that you will have powerful friends, who will use their best efforts for your good. See Sheep and Lamb. ... ram dream meaning

Radio

Audio; not restricted to a certain type of transmission... radio dream meaning

Restaurant

See “food”... restaurant dream meaning

Rock

A secure spiritual foundation, figurative of christ; see “foundation”; if small rocks, see “gravel”... rock dream meaning

Rope

Figurative of bondage; see “bound”... rope dream meaning

Rust

To dream of rust on articles, old pieces of tin, or iron, is significant of depression of your surroundings. Sickness, decline in fortune and false friends are filling your sphere. ... rust dream meaning

Raft

To dream of a raft, denotes that you will go into new locations to engage in enterprises, which will prove successful.

To dream of floating on a raft, denotes uncertain journeys.

If you reach your destination, you will surely come into good fortune.

If a raft breaks, or any such mishap befalls it, yourself or some friend will suffer from an accident, or sickness will bear unfortunate results. ... raft dream meaning

Reading

To be engaged in reading in your dreams, denotes that you will excel in some work, which appears difficult.

To see others reading, denotes that your friends will be kind, and are well disposed.

To give a reading, or to discuss reading, you will cultivate your literary ability. Indistinct, or incoherent reading, implies worries and disappointments.... reading dream meaning

Room

According to the colors, whether large or small, type furniture, etc.; Research accordingly... room dream meaning

Rescue

To dream of being rescued from any danger, denotes that you will be threatened with misfortune, and will escape with a slight loss.

To rescue others, foretells that you will be esteemed for your good deeds. ... rescue dream meaning

Ruins

To dream of ruins, signifies broken engagements to lovers, distressing conditions in business, destruction to crops, and failing health.

To dream of ancient ruins, foretells that you will travel extensively, but there will be a note of sadness mixed with the pleasure in the realization of a long-cherished hope. You will feel the absence of some friend. ... ruins dream meaning

Rose

1. Great fortune in affairs of the heart, joy and pleasure.

2. Good news is coming (to smell a rose).

3. Grace and purity (white rose).

4. Infidelity (yellow).

5. Pregnancy (to pick buds).

6. Separation (fading roses). ... rose dream meaning

Rooster

To dream of a rooster, foretells that you will be very successful and rise to prominence, but you will allow yourself to become conceited over your fortunate rise.

To see roosters fighting, foretells altercations and rivals. See Chickens.... rooster dream meaning

Refrigerator

To see a refrigerator in your dreams, portends that your selfishness will offend and injure some one who endeavors to gain an honest livelihood.

To put ice in one, brings the dreamer into disfavor. ... refrigerator dream meaning

Raccoon

To dream of a raccoon, denotes you are being deceived by the friendly appearance of enemies.... raccoon dream meaning

Resurrection

To dream that you are resurrected from the dead, you will have some great vexation, but will eventually gain your desires.

To see others resurrected, denotes unfortunate troubles will be lightened by the thoughtfulness of friends ... resurrection dream meaning

Rosary

Revealing a need for spiritual intervention... rosary dream meaning

X-ray

Discerning that which cannot be seen by natural vision; revealed knowledge must be confirmed... x-ray dream meaning

Razor

To dream of a razor, portends disagreements and contentions over troubles.

To cut yourself with one, denotes that you will be unlucky in some deal which you are about to make. Fighting with a razor, foretells disappointing business, and that some one will keep you harassed almost beyond endurance.

A broken or rusty one, brings unavoidable distress.... razor dream meaning

Roses

To dream of seeing roses blooming and fragrant, denotes that some joyful occasion is nearing, and you will possess the faithful love of your sweetheart.

For a young woman to dream of gathering roses, shows she will soon have an offer of marriage, which will be much to her liking. Withered roses, signify the absence of loved ones. White roses, if seen without sunshine or dew, denotes serious if not fatal illness.

To inhale their fragrance, brings unalloyed pleasure.

For a young woman to dream of banks of roses, and that she is gathering and tying them into bouquets, signifies that she will be made very happy by the offering of some person whom she regards very highly. ... roses dream meaning

Ruby

To dream of a ruby, foretells you will be lucky in speculations of business or love.

For a woman to lose one, is a sign of approaching indifference of her lover.... ruby dream meaning

Railroad

If you dream of a railroad, you will find that your business will need close attention, as enemies are trying to usurp you.

For a young woman to dream of railroads, she will make a journey to visit friends, and will enjoy some distinction.

To see an obstruction on these roads, indicates foul play in your affairs.

To walk the cross ties of a railroad, signifies a time of worry and laborious work.

To walk the rails, you may expect to obtain much happiness from your skilful manipulation of affairs.

To see a road inundated with clear water, foretells that pleasure will wipe out misfortune for a time, but it will rise, phoenix like, again.... railroad dream meaning

Rhinoceros

To dream that you see a rhinoceros, foretells you will have a great loss threatening you, and that you will have secret troubles.

To kill one, shows that you will bravely overcome obstacles.... rhinoceros dream meaning

Rival

To dream you have a rival, is a sign that you will be slow in asserting your rights, and will lose favor with people of prominence.

For a young woman, this dream is a warning to cherish the love she already holds, as she might unfortunately make a mistake in seeking other bonds.

If you find that a rival has outwitted you, it signifies that you will be negligent in your business, and that you love personal ease to your detriment.

If you imagine that you are the successful rival, it is good for your advancement, and you will find congeniality in your choice of a companion. ... rival dream meaning

Reservoir

1. Pent-up emotions, possibly anger but likely a mix of conflicting feelings (note the condition of the water).

2. Feelings of being drained of energy, extremely fatigued (to see an empty reservoir).

3. Wealth and prosperity. ... reservoir dream meaning

Roller Coaster

1. Turbulent situation is becoming drawn out, ab­surd.

2. Life’s journey seems out of control.

3. Modes of behavior are growing erratic. ... roller coaster dream meaning

Rage

To be in a rage and scolding and tearing up things generally, while dreaming, signifies quarrels, and injury to your friends.

To see others in a rage, is a sign of unfavorable conditions for business, and unhappiness in social life.

For a young woman to see her lover in a rage, denotes that there will be some discordant note in their love, and misunderstandings will naturally occur.... rage dream meaning

Rake

To dream of using a rake, portends that some work which you have left to others will never be accomplished unless you superintend it yourself.

To see a broken rake, denotes that sickness, or some accident will bring failure to your plans.

To see others raking, foretells that you will rejoice in the fortunate condition of others. ... rake dream meaning

Religion

If you dream of discussing religion and feel religiously inclined, you will find much to mar the calmness of your life, and business will turn a disagreeable front to you.

If a young woman imagines that she is over religious, she will disgust her lover with her efforts to act ingenuous innocence and goodness.

If she is irreligious and not a transgressor, it foretells that she will have that independent frankness and kind consideration for others, which wins for women profound respect, and love from the opposite sex as well as her own; but if she is a transgressor in the eyes of religion, she will find that there are moral laws, which, if disregarded, will place her outside the pale of honest recognition. She should look well after her conduct.

If she weeps over religion, she will be disappointed in the desires of her heart.

If she is defiant, but innocent of offence, she will shoulder burdens bravely, and stand firm against deceitful admonitions.

If you are self-reproached in the midst of a religious excitement, you will find that you will be almost induced to give up your own personality to please some one whom you hold in reverent esteem.

To see religion declining in power, denotes that your life will be more in harmony with creation than formerly. Your prejudices will not be so aggressive.

To dream that a minister in a social way tells you that he has given up his work, foretells that you will be the recipient of unexpected tidings of a favorable nature, but if in a professional and warning way, it foretells that you will be overtaken in your deceitful intriguing, or other disappointments will follow.

(These dreams are sometimes fulfilled literally in actual life. When this is so, they may have no symbolical meaning. Religion is thrown around men to protect them from vice, so when they propose secretly in their minds to ignore its teachings, they are likely to see a minister or some place of church worship in a dream as a warning against their contemplated action.

If they live pure and correct lives as indicated by the church, they will see little of the solemnity of the church or preachers.) ... religion dream meaning

Rent

To dream that you rent a house, is a sign that you will enter into new contracts, which will prove profitable.

To fail to rent out property, denotes that there will be much inactivity in business.

To pay rent, signifies that your financial interest will be satisfactory.

If you can’t pay your rent, it is unlucky for you, as you will see a falling off in trade, and social pleasures will be of little benefit. ... rent dream meaning

Reptile

If a reptile attacks you in a dream, there will be trouble of a serious nature ahead for you.

If you succeed in killing it, you will finally overcome obstacles.

To see a dead reptile come to life, denotes that disputes and disagreements, which were thought to be settled, will be renewed and pushed with bitter animosity.

To handle them without harm to yourself, foretells that you will be oppressed by the ill humor and bitterness of friends, but you will succeed in restoring pleasant relations.

For a young woman to see various kinds of reptiles, she will have many conflicting troubles. Her lover will develop fancies for others.

If she is bitten by any of them, she will be superseded by a rival. ... reptile dream meaning

Revenge

To dream of taking revenge, is a sign of a weak and uncharitable nature, which if not properly governed, will bring you troubles and loss of friends.

If others revenge themselves on you, there will be much to fear from enemies.... revenge dream meaning

Rubbish

To dream of rubbish, denotes that you will badly manage your affairs. ... rubbish dream meaning

Reflection

Seeing things as they are; facing reality... reflection dream meaning

Robin

A bird is a messenger, and a robin is a new beginning... robin dream meaning

Root

The foundation that gives spiritual nourishment, i.E. Jesus christ is the root of a christian; see “foundation”... root dream meaning

Rags

Symbolic of dead works, Isa. 64:6... rags 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

Raisins

To dream of eating raisins, implies that discouragements will darken your hopes when they seem about to be realized. ... raisins dream meaning

Reindeer

To dream of a reindeer, signifies faithful discharge of duties, and remaining staunch to friends in their adversity.

To drive them, foretells that you will have hours of bitter anguish, but friends will attend you. ... reindeer dream meaning

Riot

To dream of riots, foretells disappointing affairs.

To see a friend killed in a riot, you will have bad luck in all undertakings, and the death, or some serious illness, of some person will cause you distress. ... riot dream meaning

Roots

To dream of seeing roots of plants or trees, denotes misfortune, as both business and health will go into decline.

To use them as medicine, warns you of approaching illness or sorrow.... roots dream meaning

Radar

Having one’s whereabouts tracked... radar dream meaning

Rug

Figurative foundation; research color and fabric; see “foundation”... rug dream meaning

Breasts

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

Riding

A dream of good fortune (Raphael). An erotic dream (Freud, Jung). Legends and tradition generally justify Raphael’s interpretation.... riding dream meaning

Revolver

For a young woman to dream that she sees her sweetheart with a revolver, denotes that she will have a serious disagreement with some friend, and probably separation from her lover. See Pistol, Firearms, etc.... revolver dream meaning

Rubber

To dream of being clothed in rubber garments, is a sign that you will have honors conferred upon you because of your steady and unchanging stand of purity and morality.

If the garments are ragged or torn, you should be cautious in your conduct, as scandal is ready to attack your reputation.

To dream of using ``rubber’’ as a slang term, foretells that you will be easy to please in your choice of pleasure and companions.

If you find that your limbs will stretch like rubber, it is a sign that illness is threatening you, and you are likely to use deceit in your wooing and business.

To dream of rubber goods, denotes that your affairs will be conducted on a secret basis, and your friends will fail to understand your conduct in many instances. ... rubber dream meaning

Rash

See “acne”... rash dream meaning

Referee

One who tries to settle a dispute, officially or unofficially... referee dream meaning

Robe

A house robe implies a home situation; research details, i.E. Color, fabric, etc.... robe dream meaning

Robot

See “puppet”... robot dream meaning

Relatives

Living relatives are symbolic of your current living situation. Dead relatives can be showing you the root of generational blessings or curses in your life, Ex. 34:7 ... relatives dream meaning

Rowing

Symbolic of doing hard work in the face of opposition, Mk. 6:48... rowing dream meaning

X-rays

Can signify invisible influences on the life of the dreamer.

A closer look. Secrets revealed... x-rays dream meaning

Ritual

See ceremony. ... ritual dream meaning

Raffle

If you dream of raffling any article, you will fall a victim to speculation.

If you are at a church raffle, you will soon find that disappointment is clouding your future.

For a young woman, this dream means empty expectations. ... raffle dream meaning

Resign

To dream that you resign any position, signifies that you will unfortunately embark in new enterprises.

To hear of others resigning, denotes that you will have unpleaasant{sic} tidings. ... resign dream meaning

Rib

To dream of seeing ribs, denotes poverty and misery.... rib dream meaning

Ribbon

Seeing ribbons floating from the costume of any person in your dreams, indicates you will have gay and pleasant companions, and practical cares will not trouble you greatly.

For a young woman to dream of decorating herself with ribbons, she will soon have a desirable offer of marriage, but frivolity may cause her to make a mistake.

If she sees other girls wearing ribbons, she will encounter rivalry in her endeavors to secure a husband.

If she buys them, she will have a pleasant and easy place in life.

If she feels angry or displeased about them, she will find that some other woman is dividing her honors and pleasures with her in her social realm. ... ribbon dream meaning

Ride

To dream of riding is unlucky for business or pleasure. Sickness often follows this dream.

If you ride slowly, you will have unsatisfactory results in your undertakings. Swift riding sometimes means prosperity under hazardous conditions.... ride dream meaning

Roast

To see or eat roast in a dream, is an omen of domestic infelicity and secret treachery. ... roast dream meaning

Rocking-chair

Rocking-chairs seen in dreams, bring friendly intercourse and contentment with any environment.

To see a mother, wife, or sweetheart in a rocking chair, is ominous of the sweetest joys that earth affords.

To see vacant rocking-chairs, forebodes bereavement or estrangement.

The dreamer will surely merit misfortune in some form.... rocking-chair dream meaning

Rabbi

A religious leader of high authority... rabbi dream meaning

Ranch

A family owned business; see “plantation”... ranch dream meaning

Repair

Literal, though it may be spiritual, as well as physical... repair dream meaning

Revolution

1. Extreme changes in the offing, often regarding situa­tions or circumstances.

2. A need or desire for fundamental changes.

3. Nonconformity, going against society. ... revolution dream meaning

Riddle

1. Feelings of inadequacy in facing problems, dealing with life.

2. A project will require more careful analysis than origi­nally thought.

3. More obstacles than originally imagined. ... riddle dream meaning

Radish

To dream of seeing a bed of radishes growing, is an omen of good luck. Your friends will be unusually kind, and your business will prosper.

If you eat them, you will suffer slightly through the thoughtlessness of some one near to you.

To see radishes, or plant them, denotes that your anticipations will be happily realized.... radish dream meaning

Railing

To dream of seeing railings, denotes that some person is trying to obstruct your pathway in love or business.

To dream of holding on to a railing, foretells that some desperate chance will be taken by you to obtain some object upon which you have set your heart. It may be of love, or of a more material form.... railing dream meaning

Rheumatism

To feel rheumatism attacking you in a dream, foretells unexpected delay in the accomplishment of plans.

To see others so afflicted brings disappointments.... rheumatism dream meaning

Rocks

To dream of rocks, denotes that you will meet reverses, and that there will be discord and general unhappiness.

To climb a steep rock, foretells immediate struggles and disappointing surroundings. See Stones. ... rocks dream meaning

Rosemary

Rosemary, if seen in dreams, denotes that sadness and indifference will cause unhappiness in homes where there is every appearance of prosperity.... rosemary dream meaning

Rowboat

To dream that you are in a rowboat with others, denotes that you will derive much pleasure from the companionship of gay and worldly persons.

If the boat is capsized, you will suffer financial losses by engaging in seductive enterprises.

If you find yourself defeated in a rowing race, you will lose favors to your rivals with your sweetheart.

If you are the victor, you will easily obtain supremacy with women. Your affairs will move agreeably. ... rowboat dream meaning

Rudder

To dream of a rudder, you will soom{sic} make a pleasant journey to foreign lands, and new friendships will be formed.

A broken rudder, augurs disappointment and sickness.... rudder dream meaning

Dream In Dream

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

Merry-go-round

Going in circles and not getting anywhere because of merry activity... merry-go-round dream meaning

Reed

Weakness and instability... reed dream meaning

Refuge

A place that offers relief, i.E.

A caring home away from home... refuge dream meaning

Rod

Authority and correction... rod dream meaning

Rodent

See “mouse” and “rat”, for they are different... rodent dream meaning

Roulette

Figurative of an insecure venture... roulette dream meaning

Ruler

İndicating a need for correct measures to be taken; research, accordingly... ruler dream meaning

Penis

1. Male sexuality.

2. Masculine power.

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

Rats

1. A sense of trickery afoot, deception of someone close.

2. Dif­ficulties are on the way (many rats).

3. Difficulties are on the way out (white rats).

4. Feelings of upset or disturbed state of being.

5. Smart and pervasive emotions or reactions are under­foot and just out of reach. ... rats dream meaning

Rejection

1. Low self-worth, self-rejection.

2. Refusal to accept a certain situation or aspect of another person. ... rejection dream meaning

Reptiles

also see Animals

1- Reptiles in dreams link with our basic and instinctive reactions and responses. WTien there is a basic urge such as a need for food, sex, etc. - we sometimes cannot face it full on, but will symbolise it as a reptile.

2- When there is a need to understand why we do things, we first need to control our basic drives. Many reptilian dreams arc about control or management. Control of a crocodile would suggest some fear of an aggressive nature. Feeding a lizard or stroking a snake can be very simply interpreted.

3- With understanding of the basic urges and the way to manage them we can create a firm foundation. From there we can progress spiritually.... reptiles dream meaning

Rattle

To dream of seeing a baby play with its rattle, omens peaceful contentment in the home, and enterprises will be honorable and full of gain.

To a young woman, it augurs an early marriage and tender cares of her own.

To give a baby a rattle, denotes unfortunate investments.... rattle dream meaning

Ropes

Ropes in dreams, signify perplexities and complications in affairs, and uncertain love making.

If you climb one, you will overcome enemies who are working to injure you.

To decend{sic} a rope, brings disappointment to your most sanguine moments.

If you are tied with them, you are likely to yield to love contrary to your judgment.

To break them, signifies your ability to overcome enmity and competition.

To tie ropes, or horses, denotes that you will have power to control others as you may wish.

To walk a rope, signifies that you will engage in some hazardous speculation, but will surprisingly succeed.

To see others walking a rope, you will benefit by the fortunate ventures of others.

To jump a rope, foretells that you will startle your associates with a thrilling escapade bordering upon the sensational.

To jump rope with children, shows that you are selfish and overbearing; failing to see that children owe very little duty to inhuman parents.

To catch a rope with the foot, denotes that under cheerful conditions you will be benevolent and tender in your administrations.

To dream that you let a rope down from an upper window to people below, thinking the proprietors would be adverse to receiving them into the hotel, denotes that you will engage in some affair which will not look exactly proper to your friends, but the same will afford you pleasure and interest.

For a young woman, this dream is indicative of pleasures which do not bear the stamp of propriety. ... ropes dream meaning

Rouge

To dream of using rouge, denotes that you will practice deceit to obtain your wishes.

To see others with it on their faces, warns you that you are being artfully used to further the designs of some deceitful persons.

If you see it on your hands, or clothing, you will be detected in some scheme.

If it comes off of your face, you will be humiliated before some rival, and lose your lover by assuming unnatural manners. ... rouge dream meaning

Rye

To see rye, is a dream of good, as prosperity envelopes your future in brightest promises.

To see coffee made of rye, denotes that your pleasures will be tempered with sound judgment, and your affairs will be managed without disagreeable friction.

To see stock entering rye fields, denotes that you will be prosperous. ... rye dream meaning

Wedding Ring

For a woman to dream her wedding ring is bright and shining, foretells that she will be shielded from cares and infidelity.

If it should be lost or broken, much sadness will come into her life through death and uncongeniality.

To see a wedding ring on the hand of a friend, or some other person, denotes that you will hold your vows lightly and will court illicit pleasure.... wedding ring dream meaning

Breast

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

Raid

A warning; research details for type of raid... raid dream meaning

Receipt

Needing proof of purchase is for a reason; research details for clarity... receipt dream meaning

Rehearsal

Preparation for high achievement... rehearsal dream meaning

Royalty

Dignified and powerful; often substituted for one of like character; research the name... royalty 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

Rich

1. Desire for wealth and security.

2. Seeking an abundance of pleasure, usually emotional.

3. Highly successful affairs, usually business. ... rich dream meaning

Risk

(See Gambling)... risk dream meaning

Ribbons

Symbolic of celebration ... ribbons dream meaning

Rifle

A symbol of attacking someone with words or being armed with the word of God against an enemy... rifle dream meaning

Railway

A dream of change (Gypsy). ... railway dream meaning

Raspberries

To dream of eating them, remorse and sorrow (Raphael). The fruits of the raspberry were miniature hearts and for this reason were christened the berries of Eraspe, or Father Eros (Bayley). ... raspberries 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

Rack

To dream of a rack, denotes the uncertainty of the outcome of some engagement which gives you much anxious thought. ... rack dream meaning

Racket

To dream of a racket, denotes that you will be foiled in some anticipated pleasure.

For a young woman, this dream is ominous of disappointment in not being able to participate in some amusement that has engaged her attention. ... racket dream meaning

Ransom

To dream that a ransom is made for you, you will find that you are deceived and worked for money on all sides.

For a young woman, this is prognostic of evil, unless some one pays the ransom and relieves her. ... ransom dream meaning

Rapids

To imagine that you are being carried over rapids in a dream, denotes that you will suffer appalling loss from the neglect of duty and the courting of seductive pleasures. ... rapids dream meaning

Raspberry

To see raspberries in a dream, foretells you are in danger of entanglements which will prove interesting before you escape from them.

For a woman to eat them, means distress over circumstantial evidence in some occurrence causing gossip.... raspberry dream meaning

Reception

To dream of attending a reception, denotes that you will have pleasant engagements. Confusion at a reception will work you disquietude. See Entertainment. ... reception dream meaning

Rhubarb

To dream of rhubarb growing, denotes that pleasant entertainments will occupy your time for a while.

To cook it, foretells spirited arguments in which you will lose a friend.

To eat it, denotes dissatisfaction with present employment.... rhubarb dream meaning

Rising

To dream of rising to high positions, denotes that study and advancement will bring you desired wealth.

If you find yourself rising high into the air, you will come into unexpected riches and pleasures, but you are warned to be careful of your engagements, or you may incur displeasing prominence. ... rising dream meaning

Rupture

To dream that you are ruptured, denotes you will have physical disorders or disagreeable contentions.

If it be others you see in this condition, you will be in danger of irreconcilable quarrels. ... rupture dream meaning

Racing

A feeling that one must hurry to keep ahead and not be left behind... racing dream meaning

Radiance

Emphasis of importance or greatness... radiance dream meaning

Rare

Revealed in order to acknowledge a quality which may not be recognized... rare dream meaning

Reaping

Harvest time, i.E. One reaps what they sow, whether it be good or bad; good works grow blessing, and vice versa; see “planting”... reaping dream meaning

Relative

Either literal or a substitute of relative character; research the name... relative dream meaning

Reporter

A messenger... reporter dream meaning

Resort

Where one can spiritually and physically make a rebound, implies the need for one... resort dream meaning

Reward

See “award”... reward dream meaning

Search

Literal... search dream meaning

Reunion

1. A need to revisit, better understand past events, possibly relationships.

2. To reacquaint oneself with various aspects of personality.

3. Goals will be realized with a little outside help. ... reunion dream meaning

Rush

1. Caution against avoidable accidents.

2. Impatience creates difficulties.

3. Seeking thrills, adventure (slang).

4. Desire, need to reduce stress. ... rush dream meaning

Raincoat

(Overcoat; Trench coat) In a dream, a raincoat means comfort, superiority, backing, cooperation and strength. As for a merchant, wearing a raincoat in a dream means prominence, distinction and fame in his field. Wearing a heavy raincoat in a dream means profits in one’s material and spiritual life. Wearing a cotton overcoat in a dream means lesser benefits. Wearing silk brocaded overcoat in a dream signifies attachment to one’s worldly gains and disregard for one’s religious and spiritual benefits. Being the only person who is wearing an overcoat or a raincoat in a dream means becoming poor and mixing with good people by displaying praiseworthy qualities.

(See Overcoat)... raincoat dream meaning

Relationships

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

To have strong relationships in a dream cools the divine wrath, as does giving charity in secret. This is true unless one’s connections or circle gathers a group of evil companions, or if one is mingling with a band of conspirators.... relationships dream meaning

Retreat

(Sanctuary; Spiritual retreat. arb. I’tikaf) The place where one may see himself observing a spiritual retreat in a dream represents what the person is inclined to do.

If it is a mosque in the dream, it means blessings or a marriage to a righteous woman.

If one’s retreat takes place inside his own shop in the dream, it means that his business has become his primal concern. In a dream, a spiritual retreat represents devotion, prayers, hunger, votive fast, depression, humbling oneself, controlling one’s passions and desires. Ifone secludes himself in a known location in a dream, it means that such a place is a source ofcomfort. Ifone takes refuge in his shop in a dream, it means clinging to one’s livelihood.

(Also see Hermitage; Temple)... retreat 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

Recurring Dreams

If we keep a record of our dreams it will soon become obvious that some of our dream themes, charac­ters or places recur again and again. These recurrences are of various types.

A cenain theme may have begun in childhood and continued throughout our life—either without change, or as a gradually changing series of dreams. It might be that the feature which recurs is a setting, perhaps a house we visit again and again, but the details differ. Sometimes a senes of such dreams begin after or dunng a particular event or phase of our life, such as puberty or marriage.

Example: ‘This dream has recurred over 30 years. There is a railway station, remote in a rural area, a central waiting room with platform going round all sides. On the platform mill hundreds of people, all men I think. They are all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I know I am among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there is a guard watching us. He is cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap is a red star. He carries a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realise they are all me. Each one has my face. I am looking at myself. Then I feel fear and terror (Anon.).

The theme of the dream can incorporate anxious emotions, such as the above example, or any aspect of experi­ence. One woman, an epileptic, reports a dream which is the same in every detail and occurs every night. In general such dreams recur because there are ways the dreamer habitually responds to their internal or external world. Because their attitude or response is unchanging, the dream which reflects it remains the same.

It is noticeable in those who explore their dreams using such techniques as described under dream pro­cessing that recurring themes disappear or change because the attitudes or habitual anxieties which gave rise to them have been met or transformed.

A recurring environment in a dream where the other fac­tors change is not the same. We use the same words over and over in speech, yet each sentence may be different.

The envi­ronment or character represents a particular aspect of oneself, but the different events which surround it show it in the changing process of our psychological growth. Where there is no such change, as in the examples above, it suggests an area of our mental emotional self is stuck in a habitual feeling state or response.

Some recurring dreams can be ‘stopped’ by simply receiv­ing information about them. One woman dreamt the same dream from childhood. She was walking past railings in the town she lived in as a child. She always woke in dread and perspiration from this dream. At 40 she told her sister about it.

The response was ‘Oh, that’s simple. Don’t you remember that when you were about four we were walking past those railings and we were set on by a bunch of boys. Then I said to them, ‘Don’t hurt us, our mother’s dead!” They left us alone, but you should have seen the look on your face.’ After realis­ing the dread was connected with the loss of her mother, the dream never recurred. Another woman who repeatedly dreamt of being in a tight and frightening place, found the dream never returned after she had connected it to being in the womb.

Recurring dreams, such as that of the railings, suggest that pan of the process underlying dreams is a self regulatory (homocostatic) one.

The dream process tries to present trou­blesome emotions or situations to the conscious mind of the dreamer to resolve the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.

An obvious example of this is seen in the recurring nightmare of a young woman who felt a piece of cloth touch her face, and repeatedly woke her family with her screams. Her brother, tiring of this, one night woke her from her screams and made her talk about her feelings. His persistence gradually revealed that she associated the cloth with the burial shroud of her grandmother. This brought to the surface grief and feelings about death she had never allowed herself to feel before.

The nightmare never returned. See nightmares; dream processing. ... recurring dreams dream meaning

Dining Room

As a room where you may nurture others by serving food, the dining room may present concerns about your family. In your dream, the dining room with its furnishings and serving tools may express a great deal about your attitudes regarding giving and receiving love and nurturing.... dining room dream meaning

Rabbits

After a dream of rabbits, if they are of normal color, is a good time to start a new business.

If they are of unusual hues-—such as blue or green—consult colors.... rabbits dream meaning

Rebellion

If you dream of rebelling against a government or conditions that you believe should be improved, you are in danger of being accused of falseness to a friend.... rebellion dream meaning

Bra

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

Rabies

Out of control and unjustified anger in a person who acts like a mad animal... rabies dream meaning

Raw

Unprepared, i.E. Steak is for the spiritually mature , but is of no use while raw or frozen; see “meat”... raw dream meaning

Recipe

İnstruction for preparation of a need in one’s life; see “food”... recipe dream meaning

Remote Control

Man’s control over a remote situation... remote control dream meaning

Reverse

A setback... reverse dream meaning

Rocking

İnstability, i.E. Rocking over a house key and breaking it, is a warning that instability will break up the household... rocking 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

Reconciliation

1. Need for reconnection with part of self.

2. Allevi­ate burdens.

3. Disgrace (reconcile with spouse). ... reconciliation dream meaning

Reef

Unseen dangers just beneath the surface, often emotional. ... reef dream meaning

Robbery

1. Reverse: financial gains in the offing.

2. A sense of emo­tional loss in the offing.

3. Feelings of a loss of self, being drained, possibly of identity. ... robbery dream meaning

Reins

(Bridle; Harness) In a dream, reins represent mastery of one’s craft, control of his trade, or it could signify power and a strong financial standing. Reins in a dream also represent a coachman, or the driver who never disobeys his master, and who goes wherever he is told to go. Riding on a workhorse who is fitted with a harness, or on a bridled nag in a dream means occupying an important office and letting everyone who works for the leader make an oath of allegiance before hiring them for work.

If the bridle and the martingale are unadorned in the dream, then such a dream represents a humble person, and connotes that his heart is better than what his outer look may suggest. Reins in a dream also connote safety or a safety belt. Wearing a harness in a dream means safety, and that one does not interfere with others’ business or talk about them. However, should one who has to appear in court see himselfwearing a harness in a dream, it means that his proof will not be accepted by the judge, and subsequently he will lose his case. Ifthe reins of one’s horse are broken in a dream, it could mean the death of his driver. Reins in a dream also denote chastity, guardianship and protection. They also represent the obligatory payment of alms tax which cleanses and protects one’s capital.

If the reins or the harness fall from one’s hand in the dream, it means corruption in one’s religious life, a decline in his devotion, or that one’s wife will become unlawful to him (i.e., living together after a divorce), or that she will remain in his house without a legal marriage.

To see oneself bridled in a dream also means refraining from sin, or observing a voluntary religious fast.

A broken bridle in a dream is good for one who service it and bad for its owner.

(Also see Bridle)... reins dream meaning

Ribs

(Women) In a dream, ribs represent women. Whatever may affect one’s ribs in a dream will manifest in his wife, for it is said that Eve was created from Adam’s rib. Ribs in a dream represent a protective shield. Their parable is like that of a tent and its pillars, a house and its foundation, the roof of a house, or a boat and its boards. Ribs in a dream also represent relatives of different social environments, or they could represent their stations of love, unity, compassion toward one another, or help they render to one another. Ribs in a dream also denote secret deeds or concealed actions. Ribs in a dream also mean punishment.

If one sees his ribs standing out, or exposed in a dream, he may face punishment for a crime or a sin he has committed.

If one’s ribs grow strong and the flesh surrounding them becomes healthier in a dream, then they represent prosperity, recovering from an illness, gaining weight, or growing fat. Ifone sees himself in a dream without ribs, it means that he will lose what the ribs represent of either a wife, a child, money or perhaps, he could have engaged in something wrong, thinking it to be right. One’s ribs in a dream also mean a sickness, or bending of one’s shoulders because of old age. Eating one’s own ribs in a dream means becoming a burden to his family and relatives, or it could mean that he may sell wood for living, or work at a lumberyard.

(Also see Body’)... ribs dream meaning

Robber

(Thief) In a dream, a thief represents a liar, or humiliation inflicted upon such a person.

(Also see Crocodile; Robbery; Thief)... robber dream meaning

Reeds

To dream of seeing them near the water warns you to be decisive if you would succeed (Gypsy). The scriptural metaphor uses them to symbolize weakness.... reeds dream meaning

Ravine

Vision: Looking at a ravine: careless actions on your part can harm other people. Falling into a ravine: your careless actions could cause a disaster—be satisfied with what you have rather than risk an uncertain future. Seeing someone in the ravine: a good friend is in need of help.

Depth Psychology: A deep ravine always is a warning about taking the wrong path or being careless—both will cause problems. See Abyss.... ravine dream meaning

Release

An ill-omened dream if you should be Released from a prison, but a sign of troubles soon to end if you think you are Releasing someone else.... release dream meaning

Roar

The Roar of waters, a traveller will return; of animals, an enemy is watching you.... roar dream meaning

Reincarnation

Dreams of reincarnation suggests you realization of the timelessness of your soul.

The details of this dream are symbolic of unfinished business for you to complete in this lifetime.... reincarnation dream meaning

Rite / Ritual

Spiritually we are able to focus our energies in such a way that we can work for the greater good. Repetition helps to concentrate the power we are calling on, whatever our system of belief, and is used in prayer and in mantra.

A rite is a customary form for a religious ceremony and in dreams is only distinguishable from a ritual in that it is given credence by its long usage. Such a rite would be that of baptism.... rite / ritual dream meaning

Riches

To dream that you are possessed of riches, denotes that you will rise to high places by your constant exertion and attention to your affairs. See Wealth. ... riches dream meaning

Rum

To dream of drinking rum, foretells that you will have wealth, but will lack moral refinement, as you will lean to gross pleasures. See other intoxicating drinks. ... rum dream meaning

Nipple

See “breast”... nipple dream meaning

Raisin

A blessing that has dried up from lack of spiritual nourishment; see “fruits”... raisin dream meaning

Rest

Research type of rest, i.E. Recliner, bed, awake, asleep; each has a different meaning... rest dream meaning

Restoration

Taking that which was destroyed and forming it into a rare new beauty, spiritually... restoration dream meaning

Rhyme

See “poem”... rhyme dream meaning

Romance

Desiring to win another’s favor; respectful admiration of quality attributes... romance dream meaning

Rook

As the crow, an oppressive messenger who gloats; see “bird” and “cards”... rook dream meaning

Rub

Trying to closely associate with another in an annoying manner... rub dream meaning

Grim Reaper

1. Fear of death.

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

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

Relationship

1. The view or value of relationships.

2. Different as­pects of self.

3. The ability or desired ability to communicate in a relationship. ... relationship dream meaning

Row

1. A good omen representing forward movement, sometimes change, usually in life.

2. Goals and ambitions are far less diffi­cult than they appear.

3. A need or desire for a spiritual “voyage” or journey. ... row dream meaning

Dressing Room

(Dresser; Fitting room; Wardrobe) A dressing room means what a comb represents in a dream.

A dressing room in a dream also represents a husband for a single girl, or a chaste and a hard-working wife for a single man.

(Also see Comb; Wardrobe)... dressing room dream meaning

Reciting

(See Poem)... reciting dream meaning

Research

Inciting someone to research, or to impel one’s animal to drive faster in a dream means investigating the secrets of life after death, or explaining its meaning.

(Also see Impel)... research dream meaning

Locker Room

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

Roadblock

Symbolic of not being able to move towards a goal, Lam. 3:9 ... roadblock dream meaning

Robots

Symbolic of future technologies ... robots 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

Run

Exuberance; flowing life energy; strong and easy motiva­tion, Running away; avoiding one’s own emotions or sexual­ity; not meeting problems in a way that will resolve them; anxiety about what you are running from; feelings of guilt. Running to: anxiety; responsibility and self-giving; sometimes running towards danger. Running as if made of lead: held back by one’s own hesitations. Example: There followed a nightmare of running along streets, round corners, knowing I was being followed and trying to get away. Then I met a friend who was also running away. She took me down a nar­row street full of down and outs and prostitutes’ (Pauline B).

Idioms: run for one’s money; run of the house; out of the running; on the run; run along; run down; run for it; run out of steam; run out on someone; run up against, run wild. See second example in emotions, mood; Am / meeting things I fear? in dream processing; nightmares; chased. See also lu­cidity. ... run dream meaning

Rebel

How do you deal with your real emotions? See also Protest and Pirate.... rebel dream meaning

Music / Rhythm

also see Orchestra

1- Music and rhythm are both an expression of our inner selves and of our connection with life.

To hear music in a dream suggests that we have the potential to make that basic association. Music can equally represent a sensuous and sensual experience.

2- Sacred music such as chanting, drumming and pipe playing is used to induce an altered state of consciousness, and this can be represented in dreams by the hearing of music.

3- Sacred sound has always been used in acts of worship, as has dancing (see Dance).... music / rhythm dream meaning

Round Table

1- A round table in a dream is a symbol of wholeness. Partly because of the tales of King Arthur, there are various mvths associated with a round table, but essentially it indicates that everyone is equal.

2- The round table is a representation of the heavens, since the twelve knights are the signs of the Zodiac (see Zodiac). In dreams we arc continually trying to create perfection and this is one such dream.

3- Spiritually the tabic suggests a centre, but one from which all things can begin.... round table dream meaning

Reaper

See Scythe.... reaper dream meaning

Radiator

As the mechanism that cools down the engine, a leak in the radiator may point to an inability to cool down after an argument. In the physical body a radiator in a dream may represent the thyroid gland.... radiator dream meaning

Rooms

The rooms of a house each relate to the details and boundanes of different aspects of the soul or personality.

For example, the bedroom often relates to your ideas about sexuality, and the kitchen reflects concerns about nurtunng the family.... rooms dream meaning

Rotten

This signifies the decay of a great family fortune which will affect you indirectly, whether it be Rotten fruit or timber, but should the dream be of Rotten cliffs which crumble as you climb them, guard your health most carefully.... rotten dream meaning

Record

Dreams of a record denote a desire to remember something, to deeply etch an experience into the grooves of your mind.

If you dream of a broken record, then see Recurring Dreams.... record dream meaning

Rebirth

To dream that you are reincarnated (born again) indicates that you need to deal with issues that you have been avoiding. You may have been given a second chance to regain what was previously thought to be lost. Alternatively, you are starting or entering a new stage in your life, and you now able to look toward the future without dwelling on the past.... rebirth dream meaning

Damask Rose

To dream of seeing a damask rosebush in full foliage and bloom, denotes that a wedding will soon take place in your family, and great hopes will be fulfilled.

For a lover to place this rose in your hair, foretells that you will be deceived.

If a woman receives a bouquet of damask roses in springtime, she will have a faithful lover; but if she received them in winter, she will cherish blasted hopes. ... damask rose 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

Ramble

To dream that you are rambling through the country, denotes that you will be oppressed with sadness, and the separation from friends, but your worldly surroundings will be all that one could desire.

For a young woman, this dream promises a comfortable home, but early bereavement. ... ramble dream meaning

Ramrod

To dream of a ramrod, denotes unfortunate adventures. You will have cause for grief.

For a young woman to see one bent or broken, foretells that a dear friend or lover will fail her. ... ramrod dream meaning

Reapers

To dream of seeing reapers busy at work at their task, denotes prosperity and contentment.

If they appear to be going through dried stubble, there will be a lack of good crops, and business will consequently fall off.

To see idle ones, denotes that some discouraging event will come in the midst of prosperity.

To see a broken reaping machine, signifies loss of employment, or disappointment in trades. See Mowing. ... reapers dream meaning

Register

To dream that some one registers your name at a hotel for you, denotes you will undertake some work which will be finished by others.

If you register under an assumed name, you will engage in some guilty enterprise which will give you much uneasiness of mind. ... register dream meaning

Reprieve

To be under sentence in a dream and receive a reprieve, foretells that you will overcome some difficulty which is causing you anxiety.

For a young woman to dream that her lover has been reprieved, denotes that she will soon hear of some good luck befalling him, which will be of vital interest to her. ... reprieve dream meaning

Resuscitate

To dream that you are being resuscitated, denotes that you will have heavy losses, but will eventually regain more than you lose, and happiness will attend you.

To resuscitate another, you will form new friendships, which will give you prominence and pleasure.... resuscitate dream meaning

Revelation

To dream of a revelation, if it be of a pleasant nature, you may expect a bright outlook, either in business or love; but if the revelation be gloomy you will have many discouraging features to overcome. ... revelation dream meaning

Rhinestones

To dream of rhinestones, denotes pleasures and favors of short duration.

For a young woman to dream that a rhinestone proves to be a diamond, foretells she will be surprised to find that some insignificant act on her part will result in good fortune. ... rhinestones dream meaning

Riddles

To dream that you are trying to solve riddles, denotes you will engage in some enterprise which will try your patience and employ your money.

The import of riddles is confusion and dissatisfaction. ... riddles dream meaning

Rogue

To see or think yourself a rogue, foretells you are about to commit some indiscretion which will give your friends uneasiness of mind. You are likely to suffer from a passing malady.

For a woman to think her husband or lover is a rogue, foretells she will be painfully distressed over neglect shown her by a friend. ... rogue dream meaning

Rooks

To dream of rooks, denotes that while your friends are true, they will not afford you the pleasure and contentment for which you long, as your thoughts and tastes will outstrip their humble conception of life.

A dead rook, denotes sickness or death in your immediate future.... rooks dream meaning

Rosebush

To see a rosebush in foliage but no blossoms, denotes prosperous circumstances are enclosing you.

To see a dead rosebush, foretells misfortune and sickness for you or relatives. ... rosebush dream meaning

Raise

Literal; if the amount or date is figurative, research details for clarity... raise dream meaning

Reel

Something that staggers in motion... reel dream meaning

Refreshments

Research the particular refreshment... refreshments dream meaning

Refugee

One who seeks help and protection from a troubled life... refugee dream meaning

Refund

A literal return of any investment, monetary or spiritual; see “rebate”... refund dream meaning

Refusal

Literal, and revealed in order to prepare... refusal dream meaning

Relief

See “bathroom”... relief dream meaning

Remember

Buried memories may come back if they are needed... remember dream meaning

Remorse

İf felt in a dream, it is sincere and will lead to forgiveness and restoration... remorse dream meaning

Removal

Literal action; if the method of removal is figurative, research it... removal dream meaning

Report

A rumor or statement of decision... report dream meaning

Retarded

Figurative of one who acts as such, and names may be substituted... retarded dream meaning

Return

Revealing the consequences is to influence the decision... return dream meaning

Roaring

An angry, threatening person; if no teeth, they are just a lot of empty talk; research the names; see “animals”... roaring dream meaning

Robbed

Whether literal or spiritual robbery, it a warning... robbed dream meaning

Rot

That which has gone to waste because of spiritual neglect... rot dream meaning

Rough

Having a rough time; research whatever is rough for more clarity... rough dream meaning

Round

İnfinity... round dream meaning

Rude

See “arrogant”... rude dream meaning

Rule

Literal guideline... rule dream meaning

Rustling

Rustling livestock is figurative of theft on the job... rustling dream meaning

Rut

To settle for less than intended... rut 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

Race Car

1. Forward-moving attitudes and “drive.” 2. Rivalry and competition.

3. Possible health issues related to lifestyle, a need to slow down. ... race car dream meaning

Racket (noise)

1. Obstacles and a loss of free time, an inability to relax.

2. Difficulties at home. ... racket (noise) dream meaning

Recluse

1. Withdrawal from the world, a mistrust of human rela­tionships, fear of intimacy, often unintentional.

2. A withdrawal for the purpose of healing—sometimes from difficult relation­ships, usually from intense emotional situations. ... recluse dream meaning

Renovate

1. A need or desire to “redo,” restructure something, of­ten modes of behavior or ways of viewing life.

2. A “restora­tion”—often to health, sometimes to former status. ... renovate dream meaning

Restroom

1. Restoration, refreshment, often from emotional situa­tions.

2. A need or desire for “rest.” 3. Reverse: difficult endeav­ors are in the offing. ... restroom dream meaning

Rhythm

1. Social conformity or comfort levels.

2. A need or desire to get life in order.

3. Possible concerns regarding the heart, possi­ble health issue (as in “arrhythmia” or irregular heartbeat). ... rhythm dream meaning

Rocking Horse

1. Innocent, delightful pleasure is in the offing.

2. An inability to take life seriously or own up to responsibilities.

3. A strong need or desire for comfort, tender care, feelings of ex­treme fragility. ... rocking horse dream meaning

Rubber Band

1. A negative omen for relationships, friendships, flexi­bility, helpfulness.

2. Feelings about life, responsibilities and obli­gations (as in to be “overstretched” or on the brink of “snapping”). ... rubber band dream meaning

Rancor

(Grudge; Hatred; Spite) To have rancor or to suffer from others’ rancor in a dream means attaining a high rank, or becoming a governor. Rancor in a dream also represents unlawful earnings.

(Also see Anger; Handcuff; Grudge)... rancor dream meaning

Range

(See Oven)... range dream meaning

Receiving

(See Giving)... receiving dream meaning

Refuse

(See Garbage)... refuse dream meaning

Regret

(Hastiness) In a dream, regret represents hastiness, and hastiness represents regret.... regret dream meaning

Relish

(See Pickled fruit)... relish dream meaning

Resignation

(See Justice)... resignation dream meaning

Rumble

(See Murmur)... rumble dream meaning

Palm Reading

Symbolic of witchcraft, Lev. 20:6 ... palm reading dream meaning

Rabbit’s Foot

Symbolic of false hope ... rabbit’s foot dream meaning

Roller Skates

Moving forward... roller skates dream meaning

Reaching Out

The desire for something; attempt to grasp, control or manipulate something or someone, depending on dream; extending or giving oneself. Being reached towards: feeling of being asked for something, or demands of other people. ... reaching out 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

Cash Register

See Money.

The image of a cash register often means limited access to the world around you, which is blamed on money. You would rather have more than be more, indicating greed.

On the other hand, the cash register is a place where money is kept in an orderly fashion, protected and saved. In this case, Money is a symbol for your abilities and talents.

Folklore: Good omen, prosperity.... cash register dream meaning

Emergency Room

Ambulance, fear of accident; you are looking for help.

Folklore: Your wishes will be fulfilled quickly.... emergency room dream meaning

Fishing Rod

Being dependent on somebody, or wanting somebody to depend on you, often with sexual undertones (the happy hooker).

To reach for something way down deep (Water). Quiet and contemplation.

Folklore: Disappointment or reaching for success.... fishing rod dream meaning

Report Card

See School. Expression of old fears of failure or failure of performance.

The dreamer is evaluating his own life, his actions, and his performance.

It is either validation and acceptance or a reprimand and criticism.... report card dream meaning

Carpet / Rug

A rich ornamental or oriental carpet means you wall receive riches.

An old and worn carpet means you will fall on hard times.... carpet / rug dream meaning

Retirement

To dream of retiring indicates a need for a vacation. You have been working for too long without a break. Give yourself a well-deserved rest.... retirement dream meaning

Revolt

(see Fighting, Uprising)... revolt dream meaning

Repairing

Dreaming about repainng something may comment on the need to fix an area of your life. Repairing a vehicle in a dream may represent the need to heal physically as a priority. Repairing plumbing represents facilitating the flow of energy through the body by unblocking the flow or fixing some leak.... repairing dream meaning

Rolls

Fresh rolls signify pleasant times to come through an increased understanding of life and its problems.... rolls dream meaning

Waiting Room

Vision: Sitting in a waiting room: you are phlegmatic and can’t make decisions/lake the initiative—your chances are good.

Depth Psychology: See Outer Office.... waiting room dream meaning

Rainforest

To dream that you are in a rainforest symbolizes your prevailing emotions of being let down or ‘cut down.’ On the other hand, the dream could be a symbol of your real worries about the environment.... rainforest dream meaning

Realtor

To meet a realtor in a dream represents a focus on yourself and your relationships.

To consider many houses in a dream may symbolize many potential mates, or potential paths in life.

To dream of a realtor who sells your house indicates that you desire a break with your past.... realtor dream meaning

Radishes

Discovery of secrets or domestic jars.... radishes dream meaning

Rascal

To dream of being duped by a Rascal in business means increased trade and a comfortable income.... rascal dream meaning

Rebel / Revolution

A rebel is someone who sets his face against the norms of society and held belief, so spiritually is one who cannot accept given teachings.

A revolution takes place when a number of rebels can bring about a change in belief.... rebel / revolution dream meaning

Record / Records / Recording

The idea of keeping spiritual records is quite a powerful one. These may range from the akashic records, an accounting of our personal thoughts words and actions in a cosmic sense, through to keeping notes of our own progress as we travel the spiritual path.

The first is an idea that exists in most religions in one form or another and the latter allows us to take full responsibility for who we are and also to chart our progress.... record / records / recording dream meaning

Redundant

Spiritually to be redundant is not to be needed, to be surplus to requirements – which is the challenging of the basic human need to be wanted and a fear of rejection.... redundant dream meaning

Reference

Reference books in a spiritual sense can symbolize knowledge or the akashic records.

A personal reference suggests a record of how we live our lives.... reference dream meaning

Refuge / Refugee

Dreaming of needing refuge suggests the need for some kind of sanctuary for the spirit. Spiritually, dreaming of being a refugee indicates that we are trying to escape from some anxiety or terror or from some authority greater than ourselves.... refuge / refugee dream meaning

Refuse / Refusal

To refuse in the spiritual sense is not to recognize the long-term benefit to ourselves or others of what is being offered or suggested. We may need to identify what fears are holding us back. Intuitively we may feel something is wrong.... refuse / refusal dream meaning

Remove

When a dream object is deliberately removed it can be thought of as being spiritually unnecessary. However, we need to decide if we are being possessive over it, or what it represents.... remove dream meaning

Response

A spiritual response is one that affects every part of our being and is a reaching out to whatever we deem the ultimate to be.

An instinctive response is often one drawn from us by a situation that has personal resonance.... response dream meaning

Reveal

A revealed (law-giving) religion is one that is considered to have been disclosed by god to man. This presupposes an intimate relationship between the two. Revelation is that which has been revealed, and is often received in dreams.... reveal dream meaning

Wedding / Wedding Dress / Wedding Ring

A wedding can symbolize the sacred union between the spiritual and physical. In former times it was seen as a ritual that brought fertility to the earth. Within the human being there is the need to make vows, to give promises and above all to symbolize the making of those promises traditionally, the wedding ring was a symbol of total encircling love because it is in the shape of a circle.

It is complete, with no beginning and no end.... wedding / wedding dress / wedding ring dream meaning

Dirt Road

To dream of a dirt road suggests that you may have gotten off track from your goals. You need to focus on what you want and keep moving ahead to get it. Do not let your insecurities hold you back.... dirt road dream meaning

Rabbit Hole

If you dreamed of seeing a rabbit hole in the ground, this symbolizes hidden aspects of your waking activities. You are keeping something secret, from yourself or others.

To dream of falling into a rabbit hole is an omen of caution. There is some pitfall ahead for you. Or you may be “stuck” in some current situation. Perhaps you feel that you have dug yourself into a hole with someone, or in some situation, and you cannot get out of it.... rabbit hole dream meaning

Ramp

To dream that you going up a ramp, signifies your struggles in achieving a goal.

If you succeed in reaching the top of the ramp, you have the resources to be successful at your task in real life.

If you dream of going down a ramp or being stuck at the bottom, you are having trouble doing something important to you.... ramp dream meaning

Cross Roads

To dream of cross roads, denotes you will be unable to hold some former favorable opportunity for reaching your desires.

If you are undecided which one to take, you are likely to let unimportant matters irritate you in a distressing manner. You will be better favored by fortune if you decide on your route. It may be after this dream you will have some important matter of business or love to decide. ... cross roads dream meaning

Divining Rods

To see a divining rod in your dreams, foretells ill luck will dissatisfy you with present surroundings. ... divining rods 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

Revival

To dream you attend a religious revival, foretells family disturbances and unprofitable engagements.

If you take a part in it, you will incur the displeasure of friends by your contrary ways. See Religion. ... revival dream meaning

Riding School

To attend a riding school, foretells some friend will act falsely by you, but you will throw off the vexing influence occasioned by it.... riding school dream meaning

Ringworms

To dream of having ringworms appear on you, you will have a slight illness, and some exasperating difficulty in the near future.

To see them on others, beggars and appeals for charity will beset you.... ringworms dream meaning

Roman Candle

To see Roman candles while dreaming, is a sign of speedy attainment of coveted pleasures and positions.

To imagine that you have a loaded candle and find it empty, denotes that you will be disappointed with the possession of some object which you have long striven to obtain. See Rocket.... roman candle dream meaning

Rye Bread

To see or eat rye bread in your dreams, foretells you will have a cheerful and well-appointed home. ... rye bread dream meaning

Hand-rail

“Helping hands”... hand-rail dream meaning

Racial

Nationalities and colors are figurative; research... racial dream meaning

Ray

The light of wisdom... ray dream meaning

Rear

Figurative of a more humble position; submissive instead of in control; see “last”... rear dream meaning

Rebuke

Literal reprimand revealed as a warning to avert the circumstances... rebuke dream meaning

Recess

A time-out is in order... recess dream meaning

Recliner

Taking a relaxed position in a situation, instead of an active one... recliner dream meaning

Refinery

Figuratively, a place that refines others... refinery dream meaning

Regrets

Revealed to prevent the regrettable... regrets dream meaning

Released

See “loosed”... released dream meaning

Religious

One can discern between the righteous and the self-righteous in a dream... religious dream meaning

Remedy

Literal remedies are given, but must be confirmed; see “diagnosis”... remedy dream meaning

Repeat

Revealed in order to act accordingly... repeat dream meaning

Reservation

A literal reservation may be revealed, but the timing may be elusive... reservation dream meaning

Restrained

See “bound”... restrained dream meaning

Resume

İnstruction... resume dream meaning

Retired

Literally, concerning a particular activity... retired dream meaning

Rigid

Not pliable, stubborn... rigid dream meaning

Rinse

After a spiritual cleansing of the undesirable, it is important to rinse away, to forgive and forget... rinse dream meaning

Rip

See “tear”... rip dream meaning

Ripe

Research whatever is ripe, for it is ready... ripe dream meaning

Roasting

Dry preparation; see “drought” and “food”... roasting dream meaning

Rodeo

Figurative of the powers of the world in competition; see “horse”... rodeo dream meaning

Rose-garden

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

Rotating

İnformation to consider... rotating dream meaning

Seduce

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

Signet-ring

Total authority; see “ring”... signet-ring dream meaning

Tape Recorder

A warning to be discreet, for one’s words will be conveyed to others... tape recorder dream meaning

X-rated

“Mature” by worldly standards; “x-ed” by god... x-rated dream meaning

Repairs

1. A time of healing after difficult or traumatic events.

2. A need for healing emotional wounds (seeing something in need of repairs).

3. Obstacles in the offing, often related to domestic life. ... repairs dream meaning

Ring Finger

1. Union, marriage or commitment.

2. Sexual availability.

3. Success in social affairs and activities. ... ring finger dream meaning

Ringworm

1. Possible health or hygiene issues.

2. An annoyance has turned into a profound irritation or “gotten under the skin,” possibly from a friend with hostility. ... ringworm dream meaning

Roaches

1. Feelings of anger, hostility, usually directed at self.

2. Of­ten feelings regarding sexual advances.

3. Extreme adaptability, flexibility under adverse circumstances. ... roaches dream meaning

Rose Quartz

1. Love and forgiveness, especially of self.

2. A need or desire for healing, openness and kindness.

3. A need for physical healing, possible health issues. ... rose quartz dream meaning

Rural

1. Rusticity, simplicity, not cosmopolitan, usually an aspect of life or environment.

2. A need or desire to simplify life. ... rural dream meaning

Battering Ram

(See Missile launcher)... battering ram dream meaning

Crossing A River

Crossing a river or stream suggests relief from grief, sorrow and fear. But if such a river or stream contain mud, filth or continues to swell, it suggest the observer of the dram will break off his relationship with his neighbour, son or an intimate friend and establish new relations with someone else. In spite of this he will keep contact with the one with whom his relationship is severed.... crossing a river dream meaning

Eating Roasted Meat

Eating roasted meat means that the observer of the dram will be given meager livelihood and will face much hardships an anxiety for, roasting is called shayyun in Arabic meaning a wound. And a wound causes harm and grief.... eating roasted meat 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

Fitting Room

(See Dressing room)... fitting room dream meaning

Horse Race

(See Racing)... horse race dream meaning

Illness And Recovery

If a sick person sees himself as having recovered or sees himself as healthy and then leaves his house after conversing (with someone) it means that he will recover. But if he does not speak to anyone it means he will die.... illness and recovery 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

Rasp

(See File)... rasp dream meaning

Recognition

(See Fame)... recognition dream meaning

Records

(See Book)... records dream meaning

Red Horse

It is the best of all horses insofar as interpretation is concerned.... red horse dream meaning

Reprimand

(See Blame; Censure)... reprimand dream meaning

Richness

Richness in a dream means poverty or contentment.

(Also see Star)... richness dream meaning

Rome

(Italy) Seeing the city of Rome in a dream means attainment of one’s goal, or it could denote the defeat of his purpose.... rome dream meaning

Rue

tPeganum harmala; L., bot. Herb of grace) A wild Mrican rue plant the seeds of which resemble sesame seeds. Seeing it in a dream means investing lawful money to save a bad investment from an unlawful source. Seeing a rue plant in 368 a dream, also known as herb of grace, means great profits, or multiplying one’s earnings.... rue dream meaning

Running Away

(Escape; Fear; Take flight)

Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.

If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.

If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.

(Also see Escape from danger; Take a flight)... running away dream meaning

Banana Republic

Symbolic of the countries of Guatemala and Honduras (a call to prayer)... banana republic dream meaning

Road Sign

A marker for direction in life, Jer. 31:21 ... road sign dream meaning

Roadrunner

Speed, swiftness... roadrunner dream meaning

Rubble

Symbolic of calamity, Job 30:24... rubble dream meaning

Rubies

Symbolic of something of great worth in life, something set on display, Isa. 54:12 ... rubies dream meaning

Rugby

Symbolic of playing in the game of life ... rugby dream meaning

Rodents

Distrust; betrayal, dirty dealing... rodents dream meaning

Cord (rope)

Tie a cord yourself, and your own efforts will achieve what you desire. Untying a cord predicts trouble in your love life. Breaking or cutting a cord is a sign that you should cut loose a relationship that has outlived its time.... cord (rope) dream meaning

Fork (in The Road)

If the dreamer goes to a fork in the road and sees a big oak tree this indicates that there is an important decision that must be made which will change his or her life and should be considered with much care.

If the fork in the road is just ordinary then the dreamer will have a decision to make bearing on important matters, but not necessarily a matter to change ones life.... fork (in the road) dream meaning

Air Raid

Example: I am in a house and planes are dropping bombs on it’ (Mrs SM). We feel under attack, the severity depending on the dream damage.

The attack might be emo­tional, from people, or feelings we have about events around us. Things may be going badly at work, and comments be felt like bombshells. Very often, though, the threats are purely mental. We may read of an illness such as AIDS and the anxiety we connect with the idea has a devastating effect. Idioms: I feel blitzed. See airplane; war. ... air raid dream meaning

Ceremony, Ritual

Example: ‘A ritual began whereby a laige knife was drawn and a few deep cuts were made to both our faces. I put my hands to my face and saw them covered with blood, crying and crying’ (OS). Similar to initiation. In the example the girl is with her boyfriend; she may thus have been ‘initiated’ into sexual activity, sex with her boyfriend has changed her image of herself.

A ritual depicts important change, such as entrance into puberty; deeper levels of oneself; new attitudes or skills; just as marnage is an entrance into a new type of life and social situation. From the wider sense of self our unconscious has, things are seen as important which consciously we feel are trivial.

A ceremony in a dream brings such things to our atten­tion. ... ceremony, ritual dream meaning

Receptacle

For example, a jar, cup, bottle or kettle: recep­tive state of mind; our body and what we put into it; what feelings or thoughts we ‘contain* or pour out; the womb—see first example under fish, sea creatures, ... receptacle dream meaning

Hare / Rabbit

A rabbit needs protection; it is weak and fearful, but a symbol of fertility. It may also indicate a longing for nature, particularly for someone living in a city.... hare / rabbit dream meaning

Railway Station

See Train.

A frequent dream symbol. Changes in the present life situation. At the train station, we often find out where our life’s journey is taking us. Also an image of rushing (“It’s high time”). Waiting for something or “being thrown off-track.”

The conductor might be a symbol for our better- informed self. Is the train coming, are we on the right train, where and to which train are we changing, the waiting room: all these symbols can easily be a reflection of our own emotional situation.

In depth psychology, the train represents our unconscious, which is trying to get us on the right “track.”... railway station dream meaning

Recuperation

You are healing—body and / or soul.... recuperation dream meaning

Reduction

See Telescope. Inferiority complex, devaluing the Self. Taking small things too seriously. Possibly a suggestion to expand your frame of reference and thereby grow in awareness. See also Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.... reduction dream meaning

Ruin

Pay more attention to your health. Or, the sign of a new emotional beginning—from ruins grows something new.... ruin dream meaning

Rose / Rosette

1- The rose in dreams has a great deal of symbolism. It represents love and admiration; in a bouquet the number of roses and the colour will be significant (see Numbers and Colour). It can also suggest fertility and virginity.

2- As a psychological symbol the rose represents perfection. It contains within it the mysterv of life and its grace and happiness. It also suggests the cycle of life, through the cycle of its own growth and decay.

3- Spiritually the rose has ambivalent meanings. It suggests perfection and passion, life and death. Time and Eternity. It also represents the heart, the centre of life.... rose / rosette dream meaning

Cock / Rooster

Pride, success, power. Fighting cocks mean there will be a challenge to your position.... cock / rooster dream meaning

Horseback Riding

To dream of going horseback riding means that you will enjoy pleasure at the price of your good name.... horseback riding dream meaning

Rings

(see Crystals, Gems, Gold, Jewelry, Metals, Silver, Stones)

An alternative circle emblem denoting eternity, repeated cycles, or longevity.

Binding relationships. In written history, wedding rings were exchanged as early as ancient Rome, and probablv before.

If depicted as a nose ring, this relationship may be very manipulative.

A symbol of authority or belonging.

For example, high school rings indicate your place among that group, whereas a bishop’s ring denotes a position of leadership.

A brass ring speaks of goals and hopes (e.g., “reaching for the brass ring”). Consider where this ring appears in your dream to see how close you are to obtaining those desires.

An acrobat on a set of rings reveals someone who has an excellent grip on a difficult situation in which thev’re in the spotlight.

A ring appearing around the collar of a shirt either indicates that you are paying too much attention to superficial, or that you need to clean up your act (probably the way you talk considering where a collar lies).... rings dream meaning

Rearview Mirror

“Look at what is behind you’ may be the meaning of looking through the rearview mirror of your car.

A broken rearview mirror may point to the inability to see your history or the memones from the past clearly. It may also offer a clear view of anyone else in your psychic field you may not have been aware of consciously.... rearview mirror dream meaning

Rental Car

Driving in a rental car may represent a newly adopted self-image or status symbol you are trying on for size.

For example, renting a Dodge Neon may suggest that you may want to stand out from the crowd for a change.... rental car dream meaning

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing signifies a difficult climb over a big obstacle in life, such as a difficult boss or a test of endurance.... rock climbing dream meaning

Roll

Eating a roll may point to the enjoyment of a roll or wad of money that is to come. It may also indicate concern that you are getting too fat.... roll dream meaning

Rider

Symbol: The New Testament in “The Revelation of John” speaks of four riders: the rider on a white horse is the symbol of Christ himself; the rider on a fiery-red horse represents war, the rider on a black horse with a scale in his hand means hunger; and the rider on a greenish horse symbolizes pestilence.

Vision: Seeing a rider on a horse: your prestige is growing and your climb up the career ladder is going well. Riding a horse in full gallop: you are chasing a questionable goal and need to be more realistic. It young girls see a rider on a horse: a love affair is in the making.

Depth Psychology: See Horse, Horseback Riding, Riding.... rider dream meaning

Manta Ray

In a dream, the manta ray symbolizes a deep connection to the subconscious.

The manta ray lives near the bottom of the ocean, hiding itself in the sand.

If a manta ray reveals itself to you in a dream, you are being exposed to a hidden secret within your mind.

The manta ray is graceful and effortlessly glides through your subconscious.

The manta ray makes an excellent guide to knowing yourself better.... manta ray dream meaning

Racetrack

To dream of a racetrack is a caution to keep your options open. Putting all your energy into one project could unwittingly remove the focus from another project that may be more beneficial for you at this time. Keep your energy clean and ‘back more than one horse.’ This is possibly related to career choice.... racetrack dream meaning

Rattlesnake

To dream of a rattlesnake symbolizes your life journey and the passage of time.... rattlesnake dream meaning

Recording Studio

To dream that you are in a recording studio suggests that you may have a future in music.

To be in a recording studio in a dream may also indicate that you desire to be heard. It may be time to make your thoughts and ideas known.... recording studio dream meaning

Engagement Ring

To see or wear one means a new attraction, or to be Engaged a speedy wedding.... engagement ring dream meaning

Racecourse

Jolly company but danger of losses through sharp practices.... racecourse dream meaning

Regiment

To see a Regiment of soldiers marching by means serious disputes in which you will be involved shortly.... regiment dream meaning

Rhyming

To dream of writing Rhymes betokens worry over business accounts. You are being cheated.... rhyming dream meaning

Rivet

To dream of a Rivet, indicates travel by road or rail.... rivet dream meaning

Chat Room

If you dream of being in a chat room, then this represents connecting with aspects of yourself that you have not yet met. Pay particular attention to the content of the chat, the words are the prime message in this dream.

A chat room also reflects a desire for anonymity, intimacy at a safe distance, and a desire for connection with people that share a mutual interest. This dream may be advising you to venture out and take your chats to the next level. See Internet.... chat room 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

Race Track

Dreams of a race track symbolize competition, habitual, addictive behavior getting the best of you. Your dream is giving you the message that you’ve become caught up in circular tendencies that are getting you nowhere quickly. See Gambling, Horse and Race.... race track dream meaning

Railroad Tracks

Dreams of railroad tracks symbolize your life choices.

If you are on track with your highest purpose, then this dream will be pleasant and you will feel as though everything is going your way.

If you feel that you have gotten off track, then this dream is giving you the message to engineer your way back in the direction of your dreams. This dream may also be giving you the message to move from the wrong side of the tracks to the side that is most supportive of you, and that perhaps it is time to switch your career or relationship track. See Train and Conductor.... railroad tracks dream meaning

Real Estate

Dreams of buying or selling real estate represents a change and/or advancement in your financial situation, prosperity, and expansion. Dreams of real estate represents real, solid, three-dimensional expression of your worth and value.... real estate dream meaning

Record Player

Dreams of a record player denote that you are replaying the same old memories and stories in your mind over and over; relating to yourself from a historical, nostalgic viewpoint. Keep in mind that the past can’t hold a candle to what you are capable of now. Perhaps its time to trade in your old records for stories that empower who you are becoming. See Music.... record player 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

Redwood

Dreams of redwood trees, because they grow tall, represents spiritual growth, mastery; heightened awareness, and great knowledge that is reaching up toward heaven, while remaining deeply rooted to earth. See Tree.... redwood dream meaning

Rehab

Dreams of rehab symbolize transformation, and that you need to take time to clean out, purify and release your addiction to an unhealthy substance, person, or way of life. Keep in mind that down time is essential to detox from your former identity and cultivate new empowering habits. Keep in mind that if real change is to take place, it takes time, persistence, and an ongoing structure of support. See AA and Twelve Steps.... rehab dream meaning

Rewind

Dreams of rewinding a tape or a clock represent that you are going backward out of a fear of moving forward in your life. Or perhaps you feel the need to introspectively review your life to reclaim old terrain and retrieve an aspect of your past that you’ve denied. See Backward.... rewind dream meaning

Rob

See Thief.... rob dream meaning

Recycling

See rubbish... recycling dream meaning

Reduce

See size... reduce dream meaning

Reply

See response... reply dream meaning

Reality Show

To dream that you are participating in a TV reality show, symbolizes your need to grow and expand as a person. Learn the value of endurance and perserverence.

The topic and rules of the reality show in your dream may also represent the rules you play by in your life.

If you dream of watching a reality show (but not participating), you may feel that others are passing you by in some way. Try to get more involved in things.... reality show dream meaning

Rectangle

To see a rectangle in your dream, represents stability and material things. It also suggests that the dreamer is a hard worker.... rectangle dream meaning

Red Hair

Red hair usually suggests changes in the dreamer’s life.... red hair dream meaning

Reuniting

If you dream of reuniting (getting back together) with an ex, it suggests that you have been repeating old patterns of behavior in your life that are not healthy.... reuniting dream meaning

Rink

An ice rink is a symbol of pleasant social activity with friends, but a roller rink foretells that a fickle friend will disappoint you.... rink dream meaning

Roadkill

If you dream of seeing roadkill, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.... roadkill dream meaning

Secret Room

To dream that you find a secret or hidden room suggests that you are developing new strengths and taking on new roles. You may be growing emotionally.

For different types of rooms, look under “Room”... secret room dream meaning

Red Carpet

Energy coming into brain for alters.... red carpet dream meaning

Revolving Door

A dream featuring a swinging door is telling you that the rut in which you are traveling is leading you nowhere; marshal your assets and consider a new start, or if that isn’t practicable try to rechannel your efforts within your present situation.... revolving door dream meaning

Reap

See Garden, Harvest.... reap dream meaning

Boulders / Rocks

You may be blocked in your life by things from your past. Rocks act as the primitive memory for our planet, and to dream of boulders and rock formations is to be connecting on some level to primal imagery rooted in the distant past. On a more mundane level, the past that is being represented by this image may be your own personal history. Rocks or boulders can represent obstacles or challenges if they obstruct your way or present you with some amount of danger.

If this is the case, what may be blocking you in your waking life could be material that is deeply imbedded in your unconscious. Examine areas where you may be holding fast to old ideas that no longer serve you. Painful memories can often seem like insurmountable obstacles or enormous boulders that appear to be immovable.... boulders / rocks dream meaning

Hidden Room

This is a universal dream about previously unknown or hidden resources.

A house or home of any kind represents the dreamer’s sense of self.

If you discover a room that you didn’t know was there, it is like finding a new aspect of yourself that was formerly unknown. This can be interpreted as something that is just becoming available to you, such as new thoughts, resources, or strengths that exist in you but were previously unavailable or untapped. What you find in a hidden room should figure prominently in your interpretation. Your association with anything you seek or discover should be considered as symbolic of a resource that you already possess but are just now able to utilize. Not all hidden room dreams are pleasant; some can be quite disturbing.

If this is the case, remember that if you find something troubling within your psyche, accepting and incorporating such shadow elements is crucial to facilitating integration.

If the room suddenly disappears, consider that the resource you counted on finding within yourself may not be as fully formed as you had thought. No matter what the sensibility of the discovery, this image is always an embodiment of the possibility that at any moment in life, more can be revealed.... hidden room dream meaning

Rhino

The primary symbolic meaning associated with the rhinoceros is that things may not be as they seem. Though rhinos are enormous in size and move slowly in a way that is deeply connected to what is beneath them, they can run up to thirty miles per hour when charging. Though they can be quite aggressive, they are mostly docile. In this way, rhinos remind us that not everything is as it seems, and if one appears in a dream, you are being called to appreciate the contradictions in your life.... rhino dream meaning

Rebirth / Resurrection

A dream about being born again or resurrected may indicate that the dreamer needs to deal with issues that have been avoided or, alternatively, is being given another chance to recover what was previously thought to be lost.... rebirth / resurrection dream meaning

Repeating

An emphasis or focus on whatever you’re repeating.

Correcting a mistake, or a desire to do so.

The idea of trying again or getting another chance.

Something repeated over and over can represent: feeling stuck in a cycle, pattern, or rut; monotony or boredom; learning, or a chance to learn; the idea of practicing in order to improve.

See also: Circles, Going in; Returning; Copying; Ritual or Tradition; Altering; Starting Over... repeating dream meaning

Rescuing

Rescuing someone or something can represent: Good will toward others, compassion, or a sense of humanity.

The idea that you’ve been doing too much (or not enough) helping others.

The idea of rescuing or taking responsibility for others as a relevant theme in your life somehow.

For more clues, consider who is rescuing whom, the dynamics involved, and your feelings.

See also: Hero; Protecting; Ambulance; Firefighting; Digging; Rescued, Being... rescuing dream meaning

Resting

Dreaming that you’re resting or you need to rest (when you’re actually sleeping already) can represent: A particular time in real life when you were resting or needed to rest.

The idea of resting too much, or not enough.

Taking a break, or wishing you could.

Being extra tired or feeling mentally or emotionally drained.

See also: Lying Down; Tired; Asleep; Time Off... resting dream meaning

Returning

Someone returning (to you, to a place, etc.) can represent a real or imagined: Reunion.

Returning to the past, or situation similar to a past one.

Restoring, recreating, or revisiting something from the past.

Resuming a process that’s been interrupted.

A feeling of missing someone or something, or of wanting them back.

The idea of going home again or of feeling the security of “home.” Revisiting a place can represent: a desire for familiar surroundings; a need or desire to repeat a past activity (perhaps due to unfinished business).

Returning an item you’ve purchased can represent: dissatisfaction; rejection; judgment, criticism, or the feeling of “not good enough”; getting rid of things (such as relationships or beliefs) that you feel don’t work for you.

Returning an item someone gave you can represent an ending, a refusal, or discontinuing a commitment.

See also: Backward; Repeating; Rejoining; Reuniting; Joining Together; Finances; Visiting... returning dream meaning

Rams

lucky numbers: 01-11-30-39-40-45

buying: expect nothing but respect and you wil get it.

having many: energy, aggressiveness and impulsiveness without contemplation.

killing a: wil lose a lawsuit for requests not serviced.

of a: are fal ing into a trap that wil require tact and judiciousness to free yourself from.

raising a: wil receive an unexpected visitor, running headlong toward you.

selling: big gains. ... rams dream meaning

Raped

lucky numbers: 08-20-40-44-47-51

being: dispense feelings of self-degradation, to match your outward dishonor.

by a woman: acute feelings of dishonor and embarrassment.

friends: envy their social graces and want to degrade them.

over twenty-one: unconscious criticism should be kept to yourself.

raping someone underage: someone is libeling you unjustly. ... raped dream meaning

India Rubber

To dream of India rubber, denotes unfavorable changes in your affairs.

If you stretch it, you will try to establish a greater business than you can support.... india rubber dream meaning

Newspaper Reporter

If in your dreams you unwillingly see them, you will be annoyed with small talk, and perhaps quarrels of a low character.

If you are a newspaper reporter in your dreams, there will be a varied course of travel offered you, though you may experience unpleasant situations, yet there will be some honor and gain attached. ... newspaper reporter dream meaning

Rat-trap

To dream of falling into a rat-trap, denotes that you will be victimized and robbed of some valuable object.

To see an empty one, foretells the absence of slander or competition.

A broken one, denotes that you will be rid of unpleasant associations.

To set one, you will be made aware of the designs of enemies, but the warning will enable you to outwit them. See Mouse-trap.... rat-trap dream meaning

Rattan Cane

To dream of a rattan cane, foretells that you will depend largely upon the judgment of others, and you should cultivate independence in planning and executing your own affairs. ... rattan cane dream meaning

Rogue’s Gallery

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

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

Roof Corner

To see a person dressed in mourning sitting on a roof corner, foretells there will be unexpected and dismal failures in your business. Affairs will appear unfavorable in love.... roof corner dream meaning

Rosette

To wear or see rosettes on others while in dreams, is significant of frivolous waste of time; though you will experience the thrills of pleasure, they will bring disappointments. ... rosette dream meaning

Roundabout

To dream of seeing a roundabout, denotes that you will struggle unsuccessfully to advance in fortune or love. ... roundabout dream meaning

Welsh Rarebits

To dream of preparing or eating Welsh rarebits, denotes that your affairs will assume a complicated state, owing to your attention being absorbed by artful women and enjoyment of neutral fancies. ... welsh rarebits dream meaning

Cb Radio

Banding together in communication for a common cause... cb radio dream meaning

Day-dream

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

Fence Removal

Mending a relationship by removing the hostile factor causing the division... fence removal dream meaning

Rachael

İnnocent, patient, humble spirit... rachael dream meaning

Racquetball

See “game”... racquetball dream meaning

Rae, Ray

Protector, counselor, enlightened one... rae, ray dream meaning

Rafferty

Prosperous... rafferty dream meaning

Ragged

Desolate; research the type of fabric and the color... ragged dream meaning

Raina

See “rae”... raina dream meaning

Raleigh

Meadow of the doe deer, prosperous, peaceful spirit... raleigh dream meaning

Rally

Revealed to arouse enthusiasm... rally dream meaning

Ralph

Wise, discerning counselor... ralph dream meaning

Ramon, Ramona

See “raymond”... ramon, ramona dream meaning

Randall

See “randolph”... randall dream meaning

Randolph

Zealous, direct spirit, shield... randolph dream meaning

Rankin

Little shield... rankin dream meaning

Raoul

See “ralph”... raoul dream meaning

Raphael

Divinely healed, consecrated one... raphael dream meaning

Raphaela

See “raphael”... raphaela dream meaning

Ravage

See “rape”... ravage dream meaning

Rayburn

From the brook of the deer, spiritual awareness, see “ray” and “burn”... rayburn dream meaning

Raymond

Shield of mighty protection, enlightened one... raymond dream meaning

Raynor

Mighty army... raynor dream meaning

Rayon

See “man-made” and “natural”... rayon dream meaning

Realty Sign

Research any words, i.E. “Sunset realty” means it is time to leave; “sunrise realty” means it is time for a new beginning... realty sign dream meaning

Reasoning

Given in order to formulate an analysis... reasoning dream meaning

Reassurance

İf received in a dream, it is a genuine... reassurance dream meaning

Rebate

Every deed, whether good or bad, has a full rebate; see “coupon” and “reaping”... rebate dream meaning

Rebecca

Binding... rebecca dream meaning

Rebellious

A warning... rebellious dream meaning

Rebound

Literal recovery... rebound dream meaning

Rebuild

Literal restoration, whether physical, spiritual, or material... rebuild dream meaning

Received

Literal, though timing may be elusive... received dream meaning

Reckless

Revealed to prevent... reckless dream meaning

Reconcile

Literal assurance... reconcile dream meaning

Reconsidering

İmplies the need to reconsider one’s options... reconsidering dream meaning

Recorder

A warning to be discreet, for one’s words will be conveyed to others... recorder dream meaning

Recount

Revealing a need to reconsider... recount dream meaning

Recovered

How one makes the recovery may be literal instructions to follow; research details... recovered dream meaning

Recreation

Reveals a need; research the type for more clarity... recreation dream meaning

Recruiter

One who attempts to enlist another to volunteer their services for any cause... recruiter dream meaning

Rectory

A house owned by a religious person, not necessarily an established church... rectory dream meaning

Redeemed

Maroon or burgundy, figurative of christ’s blood... redeemed dream meaning

Reduced

Reduction of something too big is a correction; unnatural reduction that is too small is a lessening of power or ability... reduced dream meaning

Reed, Reid

Gentle, pliable spirit... reed, reid dream meaning

Reflux

Not being able to stomach something said or done; see “acid”... reflux dream meaning

Refraining

İnstructing one to abstain from something detrimental... refraining dream meaning

Refrigeration

That which protects and stores something until it is needed; research the item... refrigeration dream meaning

Regan

Little king... regan dream meaning

Regina, Reggie

Royal, gracious ruler... regina, reggie dream meaning

Reginald Reynold

Mighty in counsel and judgment... reginald reynold dream meaning

Regressing

Literal warning... regressing dream meaning

Rehabilitated

Assurance to bring hope and encouragement... rehabilitated dream meaning

Reinforce

İnstruction for adequate security... reinforce dream meaning

Rejected

Revealed to avert the situation or be prepared to accept, which assures favor and success; see “last”... rejected dream meaning

Relaxing

Taking an inactive role in one’s situation... relaxing dream meaning

Reliable

Revealed so one can know who to trust... reliable dream meaning

Relic

A part of one’s life that will or has become extinct... relic dream meaning

Reluctant

Cautious reconsideration is shown to be needed... reluctant dream meaning

Remnant

See “last”... remnant dream meaning

Renata

Renewed faith, gracious spirit... renata dream meaning

Reneer

Renewed spirit... reneer dream meaning

Renewal

Witnessing the process of renewing is revealing instructions for a successful transaction... renewal dream meaning

Renounce

See “refusal”... renounce dream meaning

Rental

Temporary... rental dream meaning

Repay

Literal instruction... repay dream meaning

Repent

See “remorse”... repent dream meaning

Repercussion

To avert the effect by exposing the cause... repercussion dream meaning

Repossession

Revealed to avert... repossession dream meaning

Repulsive

Revealing that which is disgustful in order to avert it... repulsive dream meaning

Request

Revealed to prepare one to meet or deny the request... request dream meaning

Requirements

Knowledge that may enable one to more easily meet the necessary requirements... requirements dream meaning

Resemblance

There are similarities the eye cannot see, for they must be discerned... resemblance dream meaning

Resentful

Revealed to make one more aware of the indignation and be able to deal with it... resentful dream meaning

Reservist

Spiritual or physical protector that is always ready when help is needed... reservist dream meaning

Residence

İf unfamiliar, research everything for clarity; see “house”... residence dream meaning

Resist

The opposition may be easier to resist if a means of resistance is revealed... resist dream meaning

Resolved

İf a problem is successfully dealt with in a dream, it is more easily resolved... resolved dream meaning

Respect

Revealed in order that it be recognized and offered... respect dream meaning

Responsibilities

An affirmation of obligations is a reminder... responsibilities dream meaning

Results

Foreknowledge enables one to change the results... results dream meaning

Resume’

Such an account may need updating... resume’ dream meaning

Retraction

An action to reconsider... retraction dream meaning

Reuben, Ruben

Behold a son... reuben, ruben dream meaning

Reva

Revived, victorious... reva dream meaning

Revealed

To restrain from evil, reveal god’s purpose, reveal the future, instruct, and encourage... revealed dream meaning

Reverend

See “minister”... reverend dream meaning

Rex

King, highly esteemed, honored... rex dream meaning

Rexford

Dweller of the king’s ford, honorable, exalted one... rexford dream meaning

Reynard

Courageous spirit, powerful one... reynard dream meaning

Rhea

A life-giving stream, enlightened one... rhea dream meaning

Rhinestone

False security; compare to “diamond”... rhinestone dream meaning

Rhoda

See “rose”... rhoda dream meaning

Rhonda

Strong minded... rhonda dream meaning

Richard, Rick, Dick

Powerful ruler, prosperous; may be used as a substitute for the prefix “rich”... richard, rick, dick dream meaning

Riley

Brave, ardent... riley dream meaning

Riordan

Creative, gifted in song, joyful spirit... riordan dream meaning

Rita

See “margaret”... rita dream meaning

Ripple

Figurative of a word or deed which has a domino effect; see “dominos”... ripple dream meaning

Risky

Revealing the insecurity of a risky venture... risky dream meaning

Rite

A religious custom... rite dream meaning

Roach

One who “bugs” others... roach dream meaning

Roaming

Without purpose or direction, searching for that something that is lacking in one’s life... roaming dream meaning

Roanna

A sweet fragrance of graciousness, honored one... roanna dream meaning

Roarke

Famous ruler and benevolent refuge... roarke dream meaning

Robert, Robb

Bright in counsel, distinguished leader, enlightened one... robert, robb dream meaning

Roberta

See “robert”... roberta dream meaning

Robin, Robyn

See “robert”... robin, robyn dream meaning

Rochelle

Little rock, faithful, trustworthy spirit... rochelle dream meaning

Rochette

See “rochelle”... rochette dream meaning

Roderick

Renown ruler, prosperous one... roderick dream meaning

Rodney

Renown ruler, spiritually aware... rodney dream meaning

Roger, Rodger

Expeditious, renown counselor and protector... roger, rodger dream meaning

Rohana

See “roanna... rohana dream meaning

Roland

Famous, wise in counsel... roland dream meaning

Rolanda

See “roland”... rolanda dream meaning

Rolf, Rolph

See “rudolph”... rolf, rolph dream meaning

Roll-call

Research names, for they are called out for a significant purpose... roll-call dream meaning

Roller Skate

Voluntarily or involuntarily moving on one’s on abilities, i.E. “On a roll”... roller skate dream meaning

Rolling

See “roller skate”... rolling dream meaning

Rollo

See “rudolph”... rollo dream meaning

Roman

Brave, noble one, authoritative... roman dream meaning

Ronald, Ronni

Mighty in power and leadership,... ronald, ronni dream meaning

Rookie

The inexperienced... rookie dream meaning

Roost

One who is at rest in a prominent position... roost dream meaning

Rory

King, worthy of honor... rory dream meaning

Rosalie

See “rose”... rosalie dream meaning

Rosamond

Protection... rosamond dream meaning

Roscoe

From the deer forest, peaceful, serene spirit... roscoe dream meaning

Rose-colored Lens

Seeing things as positive, even in a negative situation... rose-colored lens dream meaning

Rose, Rosey

A beautiful reward, figurative of hope and appreciation... rose, rosey dream meaning

Rosin, Rosina

See “rose”... rosin, rosina dream meaning

Ross

Valiant, chivalrous, gracious spirit... ross dream meaning

Rosslyn

See “rose” and “lynn”... rosslyn dream meaning

Roster

Duties seen posted on a roster are literal... roster dream meaning

Round-trip Ticket

İnforming one to expect a return... round-trip ticket dream meaning

Roused

Realization of the truth when one has been unaware or in denial... roused dream meaning

Route

The name or number will give clarity; research details... route dream meaning

Rove

See “roam”... rove dream meaning

Rowdy

Revealed in order to avert a troubled situation... rowdy dream meaning

Rowena

Messenger of peace... rowena dream meaning

Rowland

See “roland”... rowland dream meaning

Roxanne

The dawn of a new beginning, divine grace... roxanne dream meaning

Roy

Distinguished, honorable king... roy dream meaning

Royce

Royalty... royce dream meaning

Rudolph

Courageous, mighty, supportive... rudolph dream meaning

Ruffled

Excessively jealous and precise to the point of aggravation... ruffled dream meaning

Runt

See “small”... runt dream meaning

Rupert

See “robert”... rupert dream meaning

Rushed

Under pressure and revealed to avert... rushed dream meaning

Russell

Fair countenance, enlightened spirit... russell dream meaning

Rusted

The evidence of wasted time and lack of spiritual care... rusted dream meaning

Ruth

Beloved, faithful companion, renewed spirit... ruth dream meaning

Rutherford

From the cattle-ford... rutherford dream meaning

Rutledge

Land of steadfast, faithful blessings... rutledge dream meaning

Ryan

Little king, gracious, benevolent spirit, noble, honorable character... ryan dream meaning

Sack Race

Being controlled and rushed into doing something... sack race dream meaning

Self-righteous

See “pompous”... self-righteous dream meaning

Weather Report

A storm warning is a figurative storm of oncoming troubles; fair weather is a sign of blessings... weather report dream meaning

Dumped (rejection In A Relationship)

1. Fear of rejection.

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

3. Extreme fear of rejection (to “dump” someone). ... dumped (rejection in a relationship) dream meaning

Ira (irish Republican Army)

Fear of being accosted by fanatical forces, terrorists. ... ira (irish republican army) dream meaning

News Reporter

1. To suffer doubt, possible deception; a feeling of having been used.

2. Varied and unusual travel is in the offing (to be a reporter). ... news reporter dream meaning

Raffle

1. A feeling that one does not deserve success and achieve­ments.

2. Use caution in business affairs; an aspect of work has a risky feel to it.

3. A lucky phase of life is coming up. ... raffle dream meaning

Rap

1. An important, highly emotional message is being conveyed, often regarding love and relationships (note the content of the song).

2. Feelings of anger and disassociation may need to be communicated. ... rap dream meaning

Recreational Vehicle

1. Self-confident, high-powered life and lifestyle or character.

2. Rebellion, out of step with society, un­concerned with the mundane (as in “off-road”). ... recreational vehicle dream meaning

Redhead

1. Desire to act more on impulse, add some improvisation to daily life.

2. Good luck.

3. Vitality and passion. ... redhead dream meaning

Reflection

1. A need or desire for introspection.

2. Feelings regard­ing one’s image.

3. Reverse: mirror image or backward thinking.

4. Wordplay on thought denoting the need to consider some­thing more carefully. ... reflection dream meaning

Remodel

1. A superficial change, cosmetic enhancement—often to behavior, often regarding relationships.

2. A need or desire to alter behavior, often regarding relationships. ... remodel dream meaning

Restraint

1. Control issues.

2. Situation or person is out of control and in need of guidance.

3. Illness. ... restraint dream meaning

Revolving

1. A lack of forward movement, achievement.

2. Cycle of life. ... revolving dream meaning

Rickety

1. Feelings of instability, potential collapse.

2. A feeling of danger, likely regarding situations or circumstances. ... rickety dream meaning

Ride, Riding

1. Sexual intercourse.

2. Feelings of control—often in life, frequently in relationships.

3. The means or route to success in business, wealth.

3. Social mobility (to ride a horse). ... ride, riding dream meaning

Rollerblades

1. Fast forward motion, sometimes regarding rela­tionships.

2. The ability to handle difficult emotional situations (note the level of expertise on the rollerblades). ... rollerblades dream meaning

Royal

1. Contentment, happiness and security.

2. Feelings of superi­ority.

3. A need for discretion. ... royal dream meaning

Rumbling

1. News coming from a distance.

2. Unquiet rest, uneasi­ness.

3. Recovery, usually from illness. ... rumbling dream meaning

Runaway

1. Feelings of social inadequacy, not belonging.

2. A fear of dealing with challenges—usually in life, frequently in relation­ships.

3. Actions or activities are an immature diversion, an es­cape.

4. Feelings that life or situations are extremely out of control (as in “runaway” vehicle, train or most modes of transportation). ... runaway dream meaning

Videocassette Recorder (vcr)

1. A past event, possibly traumatic, needs to be addressed.

2. A message from one level of con­sciousness to another regarding repetitive behaviors.

3. A need or desire for escapism. ... videocassette recorder (vcr) dream meaning

Acquiring A Ring

If a person sees himself as being given a ring, he will receive land, property or wealth. At times a ring could be interpreted as a woman, child, animal and the like_ depending on the condition of the one who sees such a dream. Thus, if a king sees such a dream it would mean the extension of his empire.

If a businessman or trader sees it, it would mean expansion in business..... acquiring a ring dream meaning

Acquiring And Emerald Or Ruby

If a person sees himself as having acquired an emerald or a ruby, if his wife is expecting, it means she will give birth to a girl.... acquiring and emerald or ruby dream meaning

Acquiring The Feathers Or Eggs Of A Ring-dove

If he acquires its feathers or eggs by trapping it, it means he will coin some deceptive methods of trapping a woman.... acquiring the feathers or eggs of a ring-dove dream meaning

African Rue

(See Rue)... african rue dream meaning

Allowing Another Person To Ride With

If a person sees himself as allowing another person to ride with him on his horse it means he will have his mission accomplished through that person.... allowing another person to ride with dream meaning

Ankle-rings

If a person sees himself as having worn one or two ankle-rings, he will be faced with hardships, fear, imprisonment and the like.... ankle-rings dream meaning

Aqiqah Rites

(Hair of a newborn; Immolation offered on the seventh day for a newborn; Islamic tradition of shaving the hair of a newborn on the seventh day after his birth; Sacrament; Weighing the shaved hair of a newborn and distributing an equal measure in gold or silver in charity for his benefit.) The offering of an Aqiqah ceremony in a dream represents glad tidings, the arrival of a long awaited person, recovering from an illness, or the release of a prisoner. Participating in the sacrament of the Aqiqah rites in a dream also could represent a growing faith and certitude, and emulating the blessed traditions of Allah’s Prophet, upon whom be peace.

If the sacrifice presented in one’s dream on that day is a permissible one and if one fulfils all the necessary rituals in his dream, then it denotes his praiseworthy character and the success of his endeavors.

If one offers a non-permissible sacrifice in his dream and presents it to people to eat from, then his dream represents a recalcitrant child, or a rebellious son.

(Also see Aqiq canyons; Carnelian-red)... aqiqah rites dream meaning

Black Or Red Raisins

They signify blessings, prosperity, livelihood and wealth.... black or red raisins dream meaning

Bread Or Roti Made Of Flour

It symbioses excessive wealth. Prosperity and a comfortable life is in store for the one who eats it.... bread or roti made of flour dream meaning

Car Racing

(See Racing)... car racing dream meaning

Cattle-ranching

(See Stableman)... cattle-ranching dream meaning

City In Ruins

The total or partial devastation of a city suggests that the inhabitants of that city will forsake their Deen. They may even lose their accumulated resources as a result of their misdeeds.... city in ruins dream meaning

Companion Of The Road

(Friendship) If a sick person sees himself walking on the road along with a friend or travelling with him in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. Accompanying an unknown person on the road in a dream means suffering losses. Walking in the company of a relative in a dream has a negative connotation.... companion of the road dream meaning

Bathing In The River

Bathing in the river or sea and not experiencing any fear, panic or humiliation suggest deliverance from afflictions: if the observer of the dream is grief stricken, his grief will be removed an replaced with happiness; if he is suffering from a disease or sickness, he will be cured; if he is in straitened circumstances, Allah will grant him relief; if he is afflicted with debts, Allah will have them fulfilled; if he is imprisoned, Allah will grant him freedom. All this is in the light of this Qur’anic verse wherein He commands Ayyoob (AS) : Strike with you foot. This spring of water is for bathing, cooling and drinking. And We granted him his family and doubled their number as a special grace from ourselves and a commemoration for all who have understanding.... bathing in the river dream meaning

Carnelian-red

(arb. ‘Aqiq. A variety of chalcedony; Crystalline mineral; Gem; Jewelry; Precious stone; Stone) Seeing a Carnelian-red stone in a dream means dispelling poverty. At the beginning of the creation, of all stones, the Carnelianred was the first stone that testified to God’s Oneness.

If one sees himself in a dream concluding his ablution or ritual bath with the essence of a Carnelianred, it means that he owns something blessed. Such blessings will manifest in one’s work and success in his material as well as spiritual life.

A Carnelian-red stone in a dream also represents one’s progeny, good religious conduct, good character, while seeing the white variety of this stone has a stronger meaning 70 and a better attribute than the red.

(Also see Aqiq canyons; Aqiqah rites)... carnelian-red dream meaning

Conjurer Or Raaqi

Persons who makes dam on people represent government officials.... conjurer or raaqi dream meaning

Cutting Remark

(Oversight) A slip of one’s tongue or to slip in a cutting remark in a dream may mean walking on a slippery surface in wakefulness or vice-versa.

(Also see Slippery surface)... cutting remark dream meaning

Day Of Reckoning

(See Accountability; Intercession; Reckoning; Resurrection; Rising of the dead)... day of reckoning dream meaning

Day Of Resurrection

(See Accountability; Intercession; Reckoning; Resurrection; Rising of the dead)... day of resurrection dream meaning

Defective Saddle, Reins, Harness, Stirrup Etc.

Any defect in any of the above means person’s honour and power will diminish according to the defect.... defective saddle, reins, harness, stirrup etc. dream meaning

Dog Ripping The Clothes

If a dog is seen attacking and ripping a person’s clothes it means that his enemy will humiliate him.

The humiliation will be equaled to the extent of the clothes it had ripped.... dog ripping the clothes dream meaning

Donning Red Clothes

Donning of red clothes is suggestive of a person’s popularity.... donning red clothes dream meaning

Dream Interpreter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drinking Clean Water From The River

Drinking clean water from a river suggests that he will enjoy a certain ni’mah and bounty of Allah and live a clean and pure life.... drinking clean water from the river dream meaning

Drinking Unclean Water From The River

If a person sees himself drinking dirty or muddy water from a river it means he will suffer grief, anguish and heartache, the extend depending on the amount he drinks of such water.... drinking unclean water from the river dream meaning

Dromedary Rider

(Courier) In a dream, a dromedary rider represents a midwife, and a midwife represents a dromedary rider.... dromedary rider dream meaning

Eating Or Owning A Ring-dove

If a person eats such a dove or owns it, it means he will have some business to do with a woman.... eating or owning a ring-dove dream meaning

Eating The Raw Meat Of A Goat

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

Edible Roots

(See Taro)... edible roots dream meaning

Fish Restaurant

(See Seafood restaurant)... fish restaurant dream meaning

Friendship On The Road

(See Companion on the road; Friendship)... friendship on the road dream meaning

Gardens, Rivers And Damsels Of Jannah

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

Garments Of Silk, Raw Silk And Fin Silk

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

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

Giving The Dead Roti, Bread Or A Ring

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

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

Gold Ring

It symbolises unlawful and haraam wealth and clothing.... gold ring dream meaning

Hidden Road

(See Road)... hidden road dream meaning

Horses Running Through Cities

If horse are seen running through cities or between houses it means floods, rains and disasters are imminent. But if such horses are seen with saddles it means the person seeing the dream will meet lots of people who will have gathered together for some happy or unhappy occasion.... horses running through cities dream meaning

Human Rights

(See Destruction)... human rights dream meaning

Hunting A Ring-dove

Hunting it by any means such as a spear or stone means he will make false accusation against a woman.... hunting a ring-dove dream meaning

Icy Rain

(See Hail)... icy rain 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

Military Review

(See Exhibition)... military review dream meaning

Most Unpleasant Dream

If the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen as physically deformed or sick or dead then this is a very unpleasant dream. For, it alludes to the observer’s negligence and unmindfulness in mattes of deen. Such a person should immediately resort to repentance.... most unpleasant dream dream meaning

Mountain Road

(See Ascent)... mountain road dream meaning

Nose Ring

In a dream, a nose ring represents an unjust person and a tyrant. Piercing the nose of an animal to insert a nose ring in a dream means money, or it could mean vanquishing or defeating one’s enemy.... nose ring dream meaning

Oil Refinery

(See Oil press)... oil refinery 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

Permanent Residence

(Mole)... permanent residence dream meaning

Pigeon Racing

(See Racing)... pigeon racing dream meaning

Pilgrimage Rituals

(See ‘Arafat; Circumambulation; Cradle of Ismail; Ka’aba; Mina; Muzdalifa; Pelting stones; Responding; Sa’i; Station ofAbraham; ‘Umrali)... pilgrimage rituals dream meaning

Pipe Dream

(See Rainbow)... pipe dream dream meaning

Plucking Roses

(See Rose)... plucking roses dream meaning

Pluning Into The River

If a person dreams of himself as plunging or entering into a river and thereby panicking or experiencing phobia it means he will soon be afflicted with grief and sorrow.... pluning into the river dream meaning

Pubic Region

(See Pubes)... pubic region dream meaning

Qur’an Reader

(Holy Book; Qur’anic recital) Reciting the Holy Qur’an in a dream means admonition to do good and to forbid evil.

(Also see Qur’iinic recital)... qur’an reader dream meaning

Rabi’u Thani

(See Arabic months)... rabi’u thani dream meaning

Rabi’ul Awwal

(See Arabic months)... rabi’ul awwal dream meaning

Ragman

(See Junk dealer)... ragman dream meaning

Raiment

(Knighthood; Robe) To put on a new raiment in a dream means a knighthood for a person who has lost his rank or position. It also means rising in station for an appointed person, wearing a new garment, or having constant disputes with one’s wife. Wearing a new raiment in a dream also could represent one’s love to preside over others or to be perceived as a great person.... raiment dream meaning

Rain Gauge

(See Water level)... rain gauge dream meaning

Qur’anic Recital

Reading the holy Qur’an or part of it in a dream means rising in station, gaining power, repenting from sins, prosperity, paying one’s debts, witnessing the truth, or delivering a trust to its rightful owner. Reciting the holy Qur’iin with a beautiful voice in a dream means honor, dignity and good fame. Reading the holy Qur’iin and adding one’s own words to it in a dream means wavering from the truth, or betraying one’s promise or covenant.

If in the latter case one does not understand the meaning of what he is saying in the dream, it means that he will give a false testimony in a court of justice, or that he will be involved in something evil the consequences of which cannot be foreseen.

If one sees people listening to his recital of the Qur’an in a dream, it means that he will command a job, and that people will follow his instructions. Hearing, or reading any Qur’anic chapter which is customarily read for a deceased person in a dream, signifies the death of a sick person in that family. Professional Qur’iin readers in a dream represent the leading people of the society.

To hear a professional Qur’iinic recital in a dream means that people in authority will soon gather in the place where the recital is seen in one’s dream.

If one sees himself reading his book of records on the Day of Judgment in a dream, and if he is an unlettered person in wakefulness, it means that he will become rich after having suffered from poverty, and that he will answer all the questions he will be asked on the Day of Reckoning, or that he will be protected by God Almighty from what he fears most. This happens if one’s reading of his own records is positive, but if it reads his sins and pitfalls in the dream, then it denotes distress, trouble, or sufferings.

(Also see Holy Book; Reading)... qur’anic recital dream meaning

Rain Of Milk And Honey

Rain of butter-oil (Ghee), milk, honey or olive oil means the bounties of Allah will abound in that place. Similarly, any rain, wherein there is a hint of goodness means the bestowing of Allah’s bounties.... rain of milk and honey dream meaning

Rainworm

(See Worms)... rainworm dream meaning

Rajab

(See Arabic months)... rajab dream meaning

Ramadan

(See Arabic months; Fasting)... ramadan dream meaning

Rancher

(See Stableman)... rancher dream meaning

Rank

(Ceremony; Religious rank) Awarding a meek person a ceremonial rank or a station of honor in a dream represents a wedding, ajob, or a good deed through which God Almighty will raise such a person in station.

(Also seeRising in station)... rank dream meaning

Rapture

(See Delight)... rapture dream meaning

Rare Book

(See Reference book)... rare book dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) Delivering A Khutbah

Dreaming of Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam)as delivering a khutbah suggests that his Ummah will obey the laws of Shari’ah.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) delivering a khutbah dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) Eating Something

If Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen eating (something) it means he is urging his Ummah to discharge Za-kaah.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) eating something dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) In Beautiful Garments

Seeing Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam)in beautiful garments implies that the Ummah will attain success materially as well as spiritually.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) in beautiful garments dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) In The Courtyard

If Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen in someone’s courtyard, fire and destruction will visit that place.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) in the courtyard dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) Looking Into The Mirror

If Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen looking into the mirror it implies that he is urging his Ummah to fully repay whatever amaanah (trust) is given to it.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) looking into the mirror dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) Presenting A Gift

If someone sees Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) giving him any of his garments to wear or his ring or sword or any other item it means that whatever he acquires (such as land, knowledge, fight, the ability to other constant devotion to Allah) he will acquire it to its maximum.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) presenting a gift dream meaning

Ratio

(See Measures)... ratio dream meaning

Razor Strop

(See Hone)... razor strop dream meaning

Reaping A Field

It alludes to bloodshed.... reaping a field dream meaning

Rear Side

(See Back; Buttock)... rear side dream meaning

Rebellious Child

(See Profligacy; Recalcitrant child)... rebellious child dream meaning

Rebellious Son

(See Profligacy; Recalcitrant child)... rebellious son dream meaning

Recalcitrance

(See Recalcitrant child)... recalcitrance dream meaning

Recalcitrant Child

(Accursed; Disobedient; Disrespectful; Rebellious; Undutiful) To see a recalcitrant child who stubbornly refuses to obey his parents in a dream means committing a major sin, such as associating partners to God Almighty, or committing a violent crime or a murder, etcetera.

(Also see Disobedience)... recalcitrant child dream meaning

Receiving A Lamb As A Gift

A child will be born to him.... receiving a lamb as a gift dream meaning

Receiving An Unsheathed Sword

if a person sees himself as receiving an unsheathed (naked) sword and he lifts it above his head but does not strike with it, it means he will wield such power as will make him popular; or he will father a very beautiful girl.

Regarding the above dream only Imaam Kirmani (RA) says that a son or brother will be born in the home of the dreamer.... receiving an unsheathed sword dream meaning

Reciting The Holy Qur’aan

Looking into the Qur’aan and reciting it depicts and Hikmah (i.e. Islamic knowledge and wisdom).

In general, reciting the Qur’aan Symbolises truthfulness in speech and conduct.... reciting the holy qur’aan dream meaning

Reckoning

(Day of Reckoning; Doomsday; Resurrection) Seeing the reckoning of a deceased person in a dream denotes his sufferings in the hereafter.

If a traveller is asked to account for his travel expenses, and if he is treated with kindness during the reading of his report in the dream, it means profits from hisjourney and a safe return to his homeland. Ifone reckons himself in a dream, it means that he will repent for his sins.

If one is brought for judgment on the day of reckoning, and ifhis questioning is made easy in the dream, it means that God has blessed him to marry a pious wife who has love and compassion for him, and who cares about his interests. Ifhis questioning is strict and detailed in the dream, it means that he will incur losses.

If a person sees himself questioned, probed and investigated in a court by people he does not recognize in the dream, itmeans that he has strayed into innovation, and that he will remain accountable for his actions.

If he sees them well dressed and fragrant, congratulating him and greeting him with the salutation of peace ’’As-Saliimu Alaikum”, then it is an indication ofhis righteousness and good deeds.

(Also seeIntercession; Reading; Resurrection)... reckoning dream meaning

Recognize

(See Uncertainty)... recognize dream meaning

Record Keeper

(Accountant; Calculator; Drawing board; Gambler; Inscription tablet; Speculator)Acalculator in a dream represents a painter or a photographer. Ifone sees himself as a calculator, an accountant, or a record keeper in a dream, it means that he might become a secretary, a writer, a stockbroker, ajobber, a dealer, a speculator, an operator, a bookmaker, a bookie, or an operator of a gambling table.

(Also see Abacus)... record keeper dream meaning

Red Anemones

(bot.) In a dream, anemones represent fire, red cheeks, blushing, a beauty mark, the sickness of one’s brother or sister.... red anemones dream meaning

Red Rose

(See Rose)... red rose dream meaning

Red-brown Beard

(See Reddish beard)... red-brown beard dream meaning

Reddish Beard

(Red-brown) Unless one has a reddish beard as the natural color of his hair, having a reddish beard in a dream means trials or temptations, and particularly if gray hair is mixed with it.... reddish beard dream meaning

Reddish-blackish Horse

It denotes power and progress in Deen.... reddish-blackish horse dream meaning

Reddish-brown

(See Maroon)... reddish-brown dream meaning

Reference Book

(Compilation; Encyclopedia; Qur’fmic commentaries; Manual; Journal; Papers; Rare book; Source book) Reading any reference book, Qur’anic commentaries, or compilation of the prophetic sayings in a dream means correcting one’s actions and thoughts and walking on the straight path. Reading the studies of religious scholars or science books in a dream means acquiring knowledge and benefiting from it. Reading history books or journals in a dream means becoming close to people in the government. Reading a book on logic, rhetorics or explicative apposition in a dream means working in an amazing field of science and discoveries.... reference book dream meaning

Record Keepers

(Angels; Spiritual) Representing the heedful angels in charge of guarding the writings of the Preserved Tablets, and the heavenly beings or scribes in charge of recording peoples’ deeds. In a dream, the blessed angels in charge of keeping peoples’ records represent the gnostics, the renowned people of knowledge, religious scholars and the trustworthy ones. Seeing the scribes of the records in one’s dream brings him glad tidings in this life and in the next.

If the person lives a pious life, it means that the heavenly paradise is his final abode, but if he is impious, it could represent a clear warning. Meeting the blessed angels in charge of keeping peoples’ records in a dream also means facing adversities, then becoming free from one’s trials.

(Also see Scribesi)... record keepers dream meaning

Refinement

(See Elegance)... refinement dream meaning

Regent

(See King)... regent dream meaning

Reins Of Power

(See Bridle; Reins)... reins of power dream meaning

Reject

In a dream, rejecting something means ingratitude or disbelief.... reject dream meaning

Relaxation

(Ease; Leisure; Repose; Rest) To see oneself relaxing after toiling in a dream means wealth after poverty, or a happy marriage after a miserable one.

If a sick person sees himself relaxed in a dream, it means the nearing of his death, and taking a rest from the adversities and toiling of this world. On the other hand, relaxing in a dream may mean misery, worries and unhappiness.... relaxation dream meaning

Religion Of Islam

(See Islam)... religion of islam dream meaning

Religious Commitment

(See Rope)... religious commitment dream meaning

Religious Doctors

(See Legist; Scholars)... religious doctors dream meaning

Religious Endowment

(See Endowment)... religious endowment dream meaning

Religious Rank

(See Rank)... religious rank dream meaning

Religious Rites Relating To A Newborn

(See ‘Aqiqah. rites)... religious rites relating to a newborn dream meaning

Religious Scholar

(See Legist; Scholars)... religious scholar dream meaning

Remembrance Of God

(See Zikr)... remembrance of god dream meaning

Reminiscence

(See Institute)... reminiscence dream meaning

Removing The Hair Of The Head And The Beard Simultaneously

If there is anything to suggest any goodness in such a dream it means that if observer is in difficulty, Allah will remove if, if he is in debt, Allah will enable him to pay it; if he is ill, Allah will grant him cure. But if there is no suggestion of any good then the dream is not of a favourable nature.... removing the hair of the head and the beard simultaneously dream meaning

Renegade

(See Betrayal)... renegade dream meaning

Renowned

(See Fame)... renowned dream meaning

Renter

(See Carrier)... renter dream meaning

Reorganization

(See Bankruptcy; Fraudulent bankruptcy; Slave)... reorganization dream meaning

Repairi Ng

Repairing a brokenj ar or a utensil in a dream means correcting oneself, giving medicine to a sick person, or setting a broken bone.... repairi ng dream meaning

Repel

Repelling someone in a dream means ingratitude, or disbelief.... repel dream meaning

Repentance

In a dream, repentance means release from prison. It also means reversing the course of one’s life to attain success and to replace failure.

If one sees himself refraining from evil and sins in a dream, it means that he will be tried with an adversity, then repents to regain honor after humiliation.

If one repents for a sin he is not even aware of in a dream, it may be feared that he will fall into its trap, though the conclusion will turn positive.

If a musician or an adulterer repents from sin in a dream, it means that he may experience poverty after richness.

(Also see Prostration; Tithe collector)... repentance dream meaning

Reproof

(See Blame; Censure)... reproof dream meaning

Repudiation

(Desertion; Denial; Divorce; Estrangement) Repudiating one’s wife in a dream means unveiling or exposing disturbing secrets. Repudiation in a dream also denotes a vow one has forgotten about. Repudiation in a dream also denotes having loathsome sexual preferences, or desiring anal intercourse with one’s wife, or it could mean running away from one’s enemy.... repudiation dream meaning

Requital

(Retaliation; Retribution) In a dream, requitalmeans longevity, departure from one’s past, or it could mean institutingjustice, or performing penance that will purify the person from his sins, such as prayers, voluntary fasting and alms giving.

(Also see Atonement)... requital dream meaning

Rescind

(See Marriage bond; Reconciliation)... rescind dream meaning

Resigned

(See Despair; Uptight)... resigned dream meaning

Resin

(Conifers; Pitch) In a dream, resins mean travels.

(Also see Conifer tree)... resin dream meaning

Respite

Granting respite or a timetable to another person in a dream represents one’s own sufferings.

If this is done in anger in the dream, then the measure of sufferings will be awesome.... respite dream meaning

Responding

(arb. Talbiyah) Responding to a call, or uttering and repeating a formula “Labbaiha Alliihumma Labbaik,” during the pilgrimage season in a dream means that one will capture his enemy and bring him to justice. Loud answering to a call in a dream means complaining before ajudge, and winning the case thereafter.

(Also see Hajj; Feast of Immolation; Pilgrimage)... responding dream meaning

Retaliation

(See Driving force; Requital)... retaliation dream meaning

Reticent

(See Naked)... reticent dream meaning

Retribution

(See Requital)... retribution 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

Returning A Merchandise

(Business) Returning a merchandise to the merchant in a dream represents a highway robber, a thief, obstructing the trade, delaying a traveller, failing to observe the laws, or being careless about violating the law.... returning a merchandise dream meaning

Returning From A Journey

(See Debt; Return)... returning from a journey dream meaning

Reunification

(See Reunion)... reunification dream meaning

Reverence

(See Majesty)... reverence dream meaning

Reverie

(See Moon)... reverie dream meaning

Reversal Of Sentence

(See Wrecker)... reversal of sentence dream meaning

Review Officer

(Military. See Exhibition)... review officer dream meaning

Reviewer

(See Critic)... reviewer dream meaning

Rheum

(See Mucous)... rheum dream meaning

Rice Drink

(See Amazaki)... rice drink dream meaning

Rice Flour

In a dream, rice flour means a blessing or a favor.

(Also see Flour)... rice flour dream meaning

Rice Puddlnq

In a dream, rice pudding means celebrations, a reception, a wedding, a contract, knowledge, or prosperity.... rice puddlnq dream meaning

Riding A Camel

Riding a camel means that a journey is to be undertaken.... riding a camel 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

Riding A Tiger

One will attain dignity, honour and happiness.

A strong and powerful opponent will be subdued.... riding a tiger dream meaning

Riding An Elephant In Battle

He will gain victory over his enemy in battle.... riding an elephant in battle dream meaning

Rift

(See Rupture of relations)... rift dream meaning

Righteous Men

(See Scholars; Shepherd)... righteous men dream meaning

Righteous People

(Companions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace; Followers; Successors) Seeing God’s blessed people and His righteous ones, or any of the early companions of God’s Messenger (uwbp), whether such a companion is known or not in a dream represents blessings in one’s life and denotes one’s correct following of their example, and their advice or comments in one’s dream must be heeded.

To see oneself as one of such true ones, or to enter their circles in a dream means that one is following their example and enjoying or suffering similar trials to theirs, then he will triumph over his enemies.

To see one of the companions living in a city in a dream also represents the joy, happiness, prosperity, and justice the inhabitants of such a city enjoy under the leadership of a righteous governor.

(Also see Companions ofthe Prophet; Scholars; Serving; Shepherd)... righteous people dream meaning

Rigor

(See Harshness)... rigor dream meaning

Rind

(See Shell)... rind dream meaning

Ring Made Of Iron

Wealth that a person will receive from the king.... ring made of iron dream meaning

Ring Polishing

(Gem polishing) A ring stone polisher in a dream represents someone who offends or injures people with his words.... ring polishing dream meaning

Ring-dove

A ringed turtle dove symbolises an immodest, shameless woman who has no inclination towards Deen.... ring-dove dream meaning

Ringdove

(Dove; Pigeon; Turtledove) A ringdove in a dream represents a rebellious son, or a son who lies excessively, or a wife who lacks devotion and tenderness, who is void of piety, who lies constantly, who possesses a difficult character, orwho consents only to her own opinion and interpretations ofthings.

A ringdove in a dream also represents a beautiful and an energetic woman who likes to show off.

(Also see Pigeon; Turtledove)... ringdove dream meaning

Ripping

To tear open one’s garment in a dream means divorce, or marrying a virgin girl.... ripping dream meaning

Rising In Station

(Rank; Status) In a dream, rising in station means falling in people’s esteem. Love to preside over others in a dream means the reversal of one’s conditions for the worst.

If one sees himself in a dream working hard at winning a leadership position, and ifhe wins an election in the dream, it means that he will grow in arrogance, then suffer from humiliation. Turning down an offer for a high rankingposition or an elevated station in a dream means earning respect, honor, status and happiness.

(Also see Army’s [lag; Rank)... rising in station dream meaning

Rising Of The Dead

(Resurrection) Seeing the rising of all the dead on the Day of Judgment in a dream represents people attending to their daily business and seeking profits where some will win while others will lose.

(Also see Resurrection)... rising of the dead dream meaning

Rising Prices

(See Bread)... rising prices dream meaning

Rising-up

(See Awakening)... rising-up dream meaning

Rislhwan

(The archangel Ridhwfm, peace be upon him.) Seeing the guardian angel of paradise in a dream means blessings and comfort in one’s life, glad tidings, an unalterable happiness, and protection from illness. In a dream, Ridhwan (uwbp) represents the treasurer of the king and his messenger, seeing him also could mean fulfilling a promise, or satisfying one’s needs.

If one has disagreements with his superiors then if he sees Ridhwan (uwbp) in a dream, it means that they will wind up in blessings and harmony, and particularly if Ridhwan (uwbp) hands the person a heavenly fruit or a heavenly garment, or meets him cheerfully with a comforting smile, showing a sign of God’s pleasure with him. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream also denotes a divine grace which is bestowed secretly and openly upon the one who sees him. SeeingRidhwan (uwbp) in a dream also denotes a happy life, joy, peace, comfort and blessings in this world and in the next.

If one sees the heavenly angels coming before him to congratulate him in a dream, it means that God Almighty has forgiven that person his sins and endowed him with the gift of patience and forbearance through which he will triumph in this life and be blessed in the next.

(Also see Paradise)... rislhwan dream meaning

Ritual Ablution

(See Ablution; Ritual bath)... ritual ablution dream meaning

Ritual Impurity

(See Excretion; Feces)... ritual impurity dream meaning

Rituals Of The Pilgrimage

(See ‘Arafat; Circumambulation; Cradle of Ismail; Ka’aba; Mina; Muzdalifa; Pelting stones; Responding; Sa’i; Station ofAbraham; ‘Umrah)... rituals of the pilgrimage dream meaning

River Of Wine

If a person sees a river flowing with wine and such a river flows through lush and green land with which he is not familiar, drinking from such a river or entering such land is a glad tiding that the observer will attain Jannah. But if he does not consume such wine or does not enter such land, it forewarns an impending calamity.... river of wine dream meaning

Rivulet

(See Fountainhead; Spring; Stream)... rivulet dream meaning

Roadless Terrain

(Rugged terrain) Walking a rugged terrain, then suddenly seeing oneself walking through plains in a dream means overcoming one’s difficulties. Walking through roadless terrain in a dream also means stress, adversities, toiling, stagnation of one’s business, or it could mean looking into the ample opportunities of one’s life.

A roadless terrain in a dream also means fear of wrongdoing, straying from the path of righteousness, or walking the avenues of innovation.

A roadless terrain in a dream also means dullness or stupidity, while a plain in a dream signifies intelligence and keenness.

(Also see Road)... roadless terrain dream meaning

Roasting Meat

If a person sees himself roasting meat on fire, it implies that he will safeguard himself against backbiting.... roasting meat dream meaning

Roc

(arb. Rukhkh; A legendary Arabian bird.) Seeing the legendary giant roc in a dream means fast travelling news coming from Western regions, or it could represent distant travels, playing with words, taunt with a serious subject, or just prattling.... roc dream meaning

Rocks And Stones

These symbolize hardness of hear, cruelty, harshness and haughtiness.... rocks and stones dream meaning

Roll Up

(See Wrap up)... roll up dream meaning

Roller

(Any tropical bird of the Coraciidae family; Eurasian roller; Canary that rolls or trills its notes.) In a dream, a roller represents a beautiful and rich woman.... roller dream meaning

Roof Gutter

(See Gutter; Roof)... roof gutter dream meaning

Rose Oil

(See Rose)... rose oil dream meaning

Rose-water

(See Distilled water)... rose-water dream meaning

Rotation Of The Skies

If the heavens are seen rotating around any person, it suggests that he will be undertaking a journey very soon.

Some true stories relating to this subject are mentioned hereunder :... rotation of the skies dream meaning

Ritual Bath

(Ablution; Ghusul; Ritual ablution; Wash)A ritual bath (arb. Ghusul. Islamic Law) is customarily performed on a festival day, or before the Friday congregational prayers, before starting a pilgrimage, after recovering from an illness, or is necessitated by the emission of sperms either during one’s sleep or following a marital intercourse.

A ritual ablution is also given to a deceased person before his funeral and burial, or otherwise is taken by the undertaker himself after washing the dead.

To take a ritual ablution in a dream before the Friday congregational prayers means purifying oneself, washing oneself from sin, repenting from sin, serving one’s parents, or being true to one’s friends. Taking a ritual ablution for any of the above reason during the wintertime and using cold water in the dream means distress, trouble or a sickness. Ifhot water is used, then it means profits, benefits and recovering from sickness. Taking a ritual ablution in a dream before attending a festival means getting married. Taking a ritual ablution after seeing either a solar or a lunar eclipses in a dream means an adversity, and the same applies if one takes a ritual ablution in a dream before the prayers of asking for rain.

To take a ritual ablution after washing a deceased person in a dream means abandoning one’s association with heedless people.

If the person who performs such an ablution is mentally deranged, it means that he will wake-up cured from his condition. Taking a ritual ablution prior to joining the sacred pilgrimage in a dream means happiness, success, victory over one’s enemy, paying one’s debts, or reuniting with one’s beloveds. Taking a ritual ablution before circumambulating the sacred House in Mecca in a dream means working for one’s livelihood, serving rich people, or caring for one’s wife and parents.

If a sick person sees himself taking a ritual ablution then putting on a new garment in a dream, it means that he will soon recover from his illness. Taking a ritual ablution in a dream also could mean the release of a prisoner, payment of one’s debts, dispelling one’s distress, or it could mean richness, prosperity, attending the sacred pilgrimage in Mecca, or having a successful business.

If one does not put a new garment after taking his ritual ablution in the dream, it means that he will be able to lighten his burdens, or recover his good health. Walking into a pond, or descending a well, or stepping into a bathtub to take a bath in a dream means marriage. Washingoneselfwith soap during such an ablution means dispensing of one’s debts, or dispelling one’s stress. Washing one’s garment after taking a Gllusul in a dream means correcting one’s conduct, pursuing the correct religious life, paying one’s debts, or washing away one’s filth.

If one sees a deceased person washing himself before his burial in a dream, it means relief for one’s dependents and increase of their wealth after him. Giving a ritual ablution to a deceased person in a dream also means that someone will repent for his sins at the hand of the undertaker.

If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothes for him in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or to pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to pay his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to do him justice.

If one does fulfills the deceased person’s wish and washes his clothes for him in the dream, it means the redemption of such a person.

(Also see Ablution)... ritual bath dream meaning

Roasted Meat

(Grilled meat; Restaurant) To buy roasted or grilled meat from a restaurant in a dream means enrolling one’s children in a school and entrusting them to a good teacher to educate them and properly train them.

The owner of such a restaurant represents an educator, a trainer or a shaikh. Buying from him in a dream also means hiring a worker who is trained at the hands of an experienced master.

If one sees himself roasting or grilling meat in a dream, it means that he may become a tax collector, a physician, a jailer, a torturer, a thief, or a murderer. Seeing someone roasting meat on fire in a dream may denote a wedding, a picnic, or celebrating the birth of a new child.

If the meat is well-cooked in a dream, it means good news. Otherwise, if the meat is still uncooked in the dream, it means a headache and stress caused by one’s son. Roasting a whole sheep in a dream means money. Eating the meat of a roasted sheep in a dream means money earned through one’s son. Roasting a calf in a dream means appeasement of one’s fears, or news about one’s wife giving birth to a son, or it could mean standing in court before ajudge. Eating anything that is touched by fire in a dream means profits.

If one sees a roasted leg of sheep talking to him in a dream, it means that he will escape from an accident, a danger, or gain a strong foothold, or become well established in this world.

A broiled rib in a dream represents a woman, for Eve was created from Adam’s rib.

The chest represents plants and servants.

The belly represents the children.

A roasted leg in a dream represents woman’s earnings that her husband regularly swindles from her. Ifit is uncooked, then it means slander or backbiting. Eating roasted or boiled meat in a dream also could mean hard earned money, fears, sorrows, pain and sufferings, an illness, or persecution. Broiling a female sheep, or a ewe in a dream represents an illness that may befall one’s mother, wife or a relative. Broiling meat in a dream also means strength, marriage, health, wealth, the arrival of a traveller, love, unity, spying, telling on others, losing all benefits, squandering money, severing one’s relationship with his family, cutting one’s blood ties, or it cold denote a fever.

(Also see Stakes)... roasted meat dream meaning

Rubber Stamp

(See Ring; Seal)... rubber stamp dream meaning

Rubbing Grease

(See Grease)... rubbing grease dream meaning

Rubbing Oil On The Hair, Beard Or Body

Normally oiling of the hair, beard or body suggests beauty and elegance. But if excessive oil is seen flowing on the face or clothes, it suggests grief and sorrow.... rubbing oil on the hair, beard or body dream meaning

Rudders

(See Ship)... rudders dream meaning

Ruffled Hair

In a dream, seeing one’s hair ruffled means stinginess and love to hoard money, or doing little for others.... ruffled hair dream meaning

Rugged Terrain

(See Roadless terrain)... rugged terrain dream meaning

Ruhanlyyeen

(See Angels)... ruhanlyyeen dream meaning

Ruined House

Seeing one’s house in ruins or raised to the ground means that his future will be ruined as a result of his evil deeds.... ruined house 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

Rukii’

(See Bowing in prayers)... rukii’ dream meaning

Rumbling Of One’s Stomach

In a dream, rumbling of one’s stomach means a family dispute, an argument, or an antagonistic competition between relatives.

(Also see Body’)... rumbling of one’s stomach dream meaning

Rump

(See Backside)... rump dream meaning

Rupture Of Relations

(Breach; Break; Enmity; Rift; Cutting)

Enmity among relatives and rupture of relations in a dream means straying away from God’s path, heedlessness, paying a penalty, or it could mean suffering from being exiled as a punishment.

(Also see Enmity)... rupture of relations dream meaning

Rural Warden

(Keeper; Plantations guard; Warden) In a dream, a rural warden represents a rich person. Ifhe looks at walnut trees in the dream, it means that he will control business interests for foreign people.

If a warden looks at glass in a dream, it means that he will guard women’s interests.... rural warden dream meaning

Scattering Pearls On The Road Or In The Market Place

If a person sees himself scattering pearls on the road, in a garbage or in the market place it means he will acquire knowledge and wisdom and will teach it to unworthy people.... scattering pearls on the road or in the market place dream meaning

Seafood Restaurant

(Fish) In a dream, a seafood restaurant represents adversities, fights, evil, stress, depression, or relief from difficulties.

(Also see Fishery)... seafood restaurant 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 A Pleasant Mood

If someone sees the Holy Prophet (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) in a happy and pleasant mood then such a dream is in reality a harbinger of goodness and happiness. And seeing him in an unpleasant mood will mean misery and hardship in the world for that persons.... seeing rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) in a pleasant mood 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

Seeing Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam)walking

Seeing the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) walking is in reality an instruction from him that the Ummah should engage in Jihaad. It also suggest that the observer of such a dream is negligent in matters of Deen.... seeing rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam)walking dream meaning

Snatching A Ring

if a person sees his ring being snatched from his hand he will lose what her rightfully owns.... snatching a ring dream meaning

Solomon’s Ring

(A gift from God Almighty; Authority) If a ruler or a rich person sees himself wearing Solomon’s ring in a dream, it means that his authority, wealth, lands, travels and aU his goals will be successful and grow further.

If someone invokes spirits for a living, then wearing Solomon’s ring in a dream will make him rich. Seeingor finding Solomon’s ring in a dream also means renewing one’s term of leadership, or a manifestation of a great confounding wonder that will bewilder everyone.

(Also see Ring; Solomon)... solomon’s ring dream meaning

Soorah A’raaf

Its reader will acquire a little knowledge of every science. And it is possible that he will die in a foreign land.... soorah a’raaf dream meaning

Soorah Rahmaan

Its reader will be bestowed with the bounties of Allah in the world and His mercies in the hereafter.... soorah rahmaan dream meaning

Soorah Rome

Whoever reads it there is hypocrisy in his heart. But if its reader is a king he will acquire the knowledge of Deen. And if he a qaadhi or trader he will profit tremendously.... soorah rome dream meaning

Straight Razor

(See Razor)... straight razor dream meaning

Taking The Road

(See Wending one’s way)... taking the road dream meaning

Tax Refund

If a ruler or a governor sees himself vomiting in a dream, it means that he will refund people taxes he unjustly collected from them.

(See Vomiting)... tax refund dream meaning

The Earth Revolving

If a person sees the earth causing him to go round and round, it means his affairs, will be left in total disarray and confusion; he will thus flee from one place to another in pursuit of his livelihood.... the earth revolving dream meaning

The Ribs

The ribs symbolise the women of his household. Any pain in the ribs is suggestive of similar mishaps in them.... the ribs dream meaning

The Stone Of A Ring

If symbolises beauty and adornment.

If the ring is seen destroyed but not the stone, it means a person will lose what he owns but the people will continue to talk about its beauty.

It is also said that the stone of a ring symbolises a person’s son through whom he will enjoy popularity amongst the people.... the stone of a ring dream meaning

Theft Of A Ring

If the ring is stolen or destroyed his business and livelihood will be disrupted. And he will find himself in straitened circumstances.... theft of a ring dream meaning

Trumpet Of Resurrection

Hearing the sound of the trumpet of the Day of Resurrection in a dream means hearing the truth. Blowing in the trumpet of the arc angel Israfll (uwbp) in a dream means salvation of the righteous ones. In a dream, the sound ofthis trumpet invokes fear incurring news that cause shivers and trembling in people’s hearts.

If one hears it alone, then the news are exclusive for him.

If everyone hears its sound in the dream, then it is a public affair.

If one hears the sound of the trumpet and anticipates that everyone has heard it too in a dream, it means plagues and adversities, for the first blow indicates the end of the world and the death of everyone in it.

The second blow indicates their resurrection back to life, which will be followed by the Grand Gathering for the Day of Judgment.

If a sick person hears the first blow in a dream, it means that he will shortly recover from his illness.

If the town is inflicted with a calamity, then hearing it in a dream means that people’s adversities will be lifted.

If there is a drought, it will end and food prices will go back to normal.

If one hears the second blow of the trumpet of resurrection in a dream, it means prosperity, revealing what is hidden, exposing long kept secrets, recovering from an illness, release from prison, reunion of beloveds, or meeting with people who have just arrived from a long journey.

(Also see Blowing; Rising of the dead; Resurrection)... trumpet of resurrection dream meaning

Turtle Walking On The Road

Seeing a turtle walking on the road or in a garbage or in a dumping place means that the inhabitants of that place have little or no regard for Islamic knowledge. They will soon be deprived of Ilm and Ulama.... turtle walking on the road dream meaning

Twisting A Rope

(Splice; Entwine; Twine) To splice a rope or a thread, or to twist a rope around oneself, or to whorl it around a spindle, or to make a bobbin in a dream means undertaking a journey.

If it comes out thin in the dream, then the outcome of one’s journey is meager.

If the rope comes out thick and strong in the dream, it means that the outcome of one’s journey is beneficial.

If the twisting of the rope or the thread is easy in the dream, it means that one’s endeavor is free from constraint.

If one sees himself plucking the hair of his beard and twisting it like a rope in a dream, it means that he will receive a bribe to make a false testimony in court. Twisting a rope or a thread in a dream also could mean signing a contract, establishing a partnership in a business, or signing a marriage contract.

(Also see Beard; Twist)... twisting a rope dream meaning

Unjust Ruler

When injustice is practiced by a ruler in a dream, it means the opposite. In fact, seeing an unjust ruler in a dream could signify comfort, peace, safety, tranquility, protection of the society, or urban developments.

(Also see Injustice; Justice)... unjust ruler dream meaning

Upper Room

(See Stairway)... upper room dream meaning

Wearing A Ring, Necklace Or Earrings

If a person sees himself as wearing any of the above then ther is some goodness to be found in such a dream though little... wearing a ring, necklace or earrings dream meaning

When A Person In Grief Seeing Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam)

If a grief-Stricken, hard-pressed, poverty-stricken person sees Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) in his dream then his afflictions and anxieties will soon come to an end.... when a person in grief seeing rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) dream meaning

White Rose

(See Rose)... white rose 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

Abandoned Road

Symbolic of following your own plans or stubbornness, Jer. 18:15 ... abandoned road dream meaning

Vice-regent

(Calif; Caliphate; Deputy; Human being; Minister; Ruler; Secretary of state; Vizier) In a dream, a vice-regent represents someone whom people seek for his knowledge, or to learn the mastery of his craft, or he could represent an appointed justice of the peace. He also represents someone who inherits good and bad qualities, or whose character is different privately from the way he portrays himself in public.

If one sees the vice-regent of the land in a stately appearance, or if he sees himself in such a form in a dream, it denotes his good state in this world and his success in the hereafter. Seeing him wearing an unsuitable garment in a dream reflects one’s own state, or it may mean that his current religious state is weak, though it may become better at a latter stage of his life.

A vice-regent or a calif in a dream also represents someone who establishes the laws of his religion and follows the example of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace. Whatever he is wearing in the dream connotes one’s own state, or the growing or diminishing of his devotion.

If one who is promised something sees the vice-regent or the calif in his dream, it means that his promise will be fulfilled, and his wishes will come true. Seeing him in a dream also means that someone from a different circle is backbiting him, or speaking of him without his consent, or that people are reporting him to the authorities, or that scholars are discussing him, or mentioning his work.

A vice-regent or a calif in a dream also represents aloofness, seclusion, truthfulness, volunteering one’s services, commanding what is good and forbidding what is evil, developing one’s own certitude and faith, repentance, abstaining from sinful actions, imprisonment, sickness, or travels. Ifone sees himself being awarded the seat of the vice-regent or calif in a dream, though he does not suit the position, it means that adversities and temptations will befall the land, though the people of knowledge and the righteous ones will escape such danger. It could also mean that he will suffer humiliation, and that the people whom he manages may rise to preside over him.... vice-regent dream meaning

Yellow Rose

Yellow roses: jealous’ and alienation in your love relationship. Wilted roses: your love for another person is dying. Getting pricked by a thorn: you will face obstacles on your path and feel hurt in your love relationship.

Smelling the fragrance of a yellow rose in a dream means kissing a sick woman.

Infidelity

Joy and gladness

Joy and friendship.

For example, purple roses are exotic emotions, red is for passionate love, and yellow is for friendship.

The red rose may symbolize desire and passion, but it is also the national flower of England, although both the white rose and the mixed white and red Tudor rose are sometimes used as well. In the United States, different roses have very different functions: yellow roses are given for friendship, white roses are the flowers of weddings, whilst red roses are appropriate at funerals.

(See Rose)... yellow rose dream meaning

Assault Rifle

(see Guns) ... assault rifle dream meaning

Death Row

Inescapable punishment ... death row dream meaning

Drag Race

A person who lives an out-of-control, fast-paced lifestyle ... drag race dream meaning

Forest Ranger

Symbolic of a helper ... forest ranger dream meaning

Iron Rod

Symbolic of judgment, Rev. 19:15... iron rod dream meaning

Raisin Cake

Love, refreshing, Song. 2:5, 1 Sam. 30:12... raisin cake dream meaning

Rambo

To Dream Of Being Rambo İs Symbolic Of Attacking Spiritual Enemies By Yourself, Deut. 1:44, Ps. 118:12 ... rambo dream meaning

Rapist

Symbolic of the devil’s desire to take things from people without their consent ... rapist dream meaning

Rattle Snake

Symbolic of strife, Isa. 59:5 ... rattle snake dream meaning

Raw Meat

Symbolic of the need for diligence and preparation. Someone eating raw meat is symbolic of laziness, Prov. 12:27... raw meat dream meaning

Red Cross

Symbolic of Christian service or belonging to Christ ... red cross dream meaning

Red Eyes

Symbolic of fatigue from drinking alcohol, Prov. 23:29. Red-eyed creatures in a dream are also symbolic of demonic entities ... red eyes dream meaning

Red Tape

Symbolic of a long process in getting something accomplished ... red tape dream meaning

Relay Race

Symbolic of working as a team ... relay race dream meaning

Resistance

A person who resists you in a dream symbolizes a spiritual or physical impediment... resistance dream meaning

Robes

To wear a gold, blue, purple, or scarlet robe in a dream is symbolic of holiness, glory, and beauty, Ex. 28:2. If the robe is white it means righteousness.

If the robe is spotted it means sin is in your life, Zech. 3:1-4... robes dream meaning

Roll Bar

Symbolic of safety from disaster ... roll bar dream meaning

Rotting Fruit

Symbolic of decay, Job 13:28... rotting fruit dream meaning

Rubbing

To dream of someone rubbing you can symbolize sensuousness or an unwanted advance from another person ... rubbing dream meaning

Spring Rain

Symbolic of the presence of God, Hosea 6:3 ... spring rain dream meaning

Triple Braided Rope

Symbolic of strength, Eccl. 4:12... triple braided rope dream meaning

Paying Respect

You pay respect to your senior: you will receive help and protection... paying respect dream meaning

Deceased Relatives 

At times we dream about deceased relatives or friends simply because we miss them. These dreams may be disturbing but most likely are a form of wish fulfillment or are based on memory through which we relive old experiences. Some people believe that in dreams they meet up with the deceased on the inner planes and engage in “real” interactions with them.

It is normal to miss and long for the people that we loved and that have left the physical body. Therefore, it is not surprising that they will pop up in your dreams from time to time.

A personal belief system plays a large role when obtaining a satisfying interpretation for dreams in which the dead talk to the living.... deceased relatives  dream meaning

Rivers

Emotions, Intuition, Spirituality; a Boundary, Choice. ... rivers dream meaning

Abscess, Boil, Ulcer, Running Sore, Etc

To dream of having any of these afflictions foretells good fortune and good health, preceded by a temporary sickness (Raphael) « Dreams probably caused by irritation of the parts of the body afflicted in the sleep; the interpretation obviously attributable to the theory that these visitations clear the system of impurities, thereby conferring comfort after sickness.... abscess, boil, ulcer, running sore, etc dream meaning

Raking

A dream of success (Raphael). ... raking dream meaning

Reapers Or Reaping

Prosperity according to what ye shall have sown (Artemidorus). ... reapers or reaping dream meaning

Relics

This dream comes as a warning to guard your valuables (Gypsy). ... relics dream meaning

Analysis, Dream

See dream processing. ... analysis, dream dream meaning

Bar Room

Often indicates how we relate to groups; our feelings about society, can be difficulties regarding alcohol; one’s technique for avoiding confrontation with loneliness, anxiety, sense of failure, etc. ... bar room 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

Crow Rook, Raven

Being carrion birds, and so often seen near corpses, they are linked with death, bad news; fear, uncon­scious feelings.

The negative aspect of father. ... crow rook, raven dream meaning

Dream Process As Computer

The brain is not a computer, but it has the power to compute.

The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer any­thing like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in them­selves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them.

It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour re­sponses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or busi­ness situations.

If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a pe­riod of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more effi­cient.

The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by us­ing dream processing.

Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experi­ence and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream pro­cess is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates.

It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a mas­sive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes infor­mation and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gath­ered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... dream process as computer dream meaning

Dream 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

Death And Rebirth

The symbols of death or the fear of death can be: sunset; evening; a crossed river or falling in a river, a skeleton; snarling dogs; sleep; anaesthetic; gravestones; ceme­tery; blackness, or something black; ace of spades; a fallen mirror; stopped clock; a pulled tooth; an empty abyss, the chill wind; falling leaves; a withering plant; an empty house; a lightning-struck tree; coffin; struggling breaths; the dead ani­mal in the gutter; the rotting carcass, underground; the depths of the sea; the Void.

What lies beyond death is conjecture, but the archetype of death we are considering is not completely about physical death.

It is about our observation of it in others; our concep­tions of it gained from our culture and our impressions; the feelings which generate around our experiences and thoughts; our attempts to deal with our own aging and approach to death, plus what material the deeper strata of our unconscious release regarding it.

It is about how our sense of conscious personal existence meets the prospect of its disintegration.

Unless we can come to terms with what is behind the haunting images of death we meet in our dreams, we fail to live fully and daringly, we are too haunted by death lurking in the shadows of injury and the unknown. Images of death and the associated emotions, carried within for years, can have a negative influence on our health. Coming to terms means the courage to feel the emotions of fear or chill and discover them for what they are—emotions. They are certainly not death, only our feelings about it.

The differences shown in the two following examples illustrate the avoiding and the meeting. Example: 4So to get to the bedroom I had to jump across this gap. I tried to jump but missed and I fell and hit the bottom.

The next thing I remember was I was floating up. I looked down and saw myself lying face down with arms spread out and I suddenly realised I was dead. I was so frightened that I woke up. I had the feelings of fear of dying, but I felt no pain’ (Cath). Example: “Suddenly I was in a huge underground cav­ern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death.

The whole place overpow­ered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, “Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!” I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me’ (Andrew).

Summarising these and many other dreams, it is not only the accumulated images of death, but also bodilessness and loss of power and identity which bring so much fear. There are two antipodes of human experience. At the tip of one is focused self-determining self consciousness. At the tip of the other is unfocused void without identity. Strangely enough we experience both each day in some degree—the first while awake, the second when we sleep. Yet to face the second with consciousness feels like all the horrors of death and loss. Yet facing it is important, especially to the second half of life.

The symbols of rebirth are: the cave; an egg; spring; the tree; the cross; dawn; emerging out of the sea; the snake; the bird; a seed; arising from the earth or faeces; green shoot from a dead branch; phoenix; flame; a pearl; the womb. Rebirth is as difficult to face as death. It holds within it not just the memones of the struggles and difficulties of our own physical birth and growth, but also the challenge of becoming the un­known future, the dark possibility, the new.

The dream of Andrew in the underground cavern is an example of positive rebirth. After realising himself as bodiless awareness he emerges from the cave and finds himself near a tree. Example: ‘A tremendous jolt of power poured into me from the tree. I saw that we had arrived at a place where a line of trees, about a 100 yards in length, stood very close together in a slight semicircle on the top of a bank.

The trees had great spiritual power and the place was a holy temple. Two spiritual beings were there—an ancient Earth Being, and Christ’ (Andrew).

The next example is of a dream typical of meeting memo­ries of physical birth. As can be seen, the experience is pow­erful enough to cause physical shaking. Example: All I can see of what I enter is a very narrow space with a light showing through. But immediately I enter I realise I have made a mis­take for I am being forced swiftly through a dark, very narrow tunnel. I feel pain as I am dragged along and I hear loud banging noises which frighten me, but although they are loud they seem to come from inside my head. I feel terrified and breathless and very relieved when I wake before reaching the end of the tunnel. In fact as I write this account I am shiver­ing” (female, anon). ... death and rebirth 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

Record, Cassette, Cd, Computer Disc

Can simply be the son of pleasure we feel on listening to music; the impressions left on us by events, people, and therefore memory, but often memory integrated by the unconscious into insights; the im­pression we might leave behind at death—what remains of us; the impression we would like to give others. Idioms: for the record; track record. ... record, cassette, cd, computer disc dream meaning

Reflections

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

Refrigerate

To cool down our emotions or sexuality, to be cold emotionally or sexually, a romance which is cooling off; something we have put in ‘cold storage’. ... refrigerate dream meaning

Religion And Dreams

In most ancient cultures, consider­ation and even veneration of dreams played a great pan. Some groups felt that dream life was more real and imponant than waking life. Not only were dreams looked to for information about hunting (Eskimo groups), but also for ways of healing physical and psychological ills (Greek dream temples) and insights into the medicinal properties of herbs, barks and clays (African tribal witchdoctors). Common to most of these groups, and evident in the Old Testament, was also the sense that through dreams one had awareness of the transcendental or supersensible. St Peter’s dream of the sheet and unclean animals was a turning point in the history of western socicty —as was Constantine’s dream of his victory if he used the symbol of Christianity.

At its most fundamental, the human religious sense emerges out of several factors. One is the awareness of ex­isting amidst external and internal forces of nature which cause us to feel vulnerable and perhaps powerless. Such natu­ral processes as illness, death, growth and decay, earthquakes, the seasons, confront us with things which are often beyond our ability to control. Considenng the information and re­sources of the times, one of religion’s main functions in the past was the attempted control of the ‘uncertain’ factors in human life, and help towards psychological adjustment to vali­ne rability. Religions were the first social programmes aiding the human need for help and support towards emotional, mental, physical and social health and maturity. Even if prim­itive, such programmes helped groups of people to gain a common identity and live in reasonable harmony together. Like a computer program which is specific to a particular business, such programmes were specific to a particular group, and so are outdated in today’s need for greater integra­tion with other races. Religions also offered some sort of con­cept of and connection with the roots of being.

Example: ‘For two nights running I have dreamt the same nightmare. I am in a chapel walking down the first flight of several flights of steps when I hear loud noises behind me. I am told to run, being warned of the soldiers who ride the cavalry horses nght down the steps, and who run you over if you are in their way.

The horses are fierce and they absolutely race down the steps at the same time every day, and you literally have to lock yourself away in a nearby room which is a long way down the chapel. I ran into the room hearing the pounding of the horses’ hooves. It was a terrible pandemo­nium in that chapel. In the room were school children the same age as me and some perhaps younger’ (Maria H). Maria, who is 16, in describing her dream says she had recently been confronted with whether to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Religion, represented by the chapel, is Maria’s way of locking out her powerful sexual urges. Many dreams show that religion, as a set of beliefs, is used as a way of avoiding anxiety in the face of life’s uncertainties.

For many people, the rigid belief system helps them to avoid uncertainty in making decisions.

Dreams also portray and define the aspect of human expe­rience in which we sense a kinship with all life forms. This is the side of spiritual expenence through which we find a con­nection with the roots of our being. While awake we might see the birth of a colt and feel the wonder of emergence and newness; the struggle to stand up and survive, the miracle of physical and sexual power which can be accepted or feared. In looking in the faces of fellow men and women we see something of what they have done in this strange and painful wonder we call life. We see whether they have been crushed by the forces confronting them; whether they have become ngid; or whether, through some common miracle, they have been able to carry into their mature years the laughter, the crying, the joy, the ability to feel pain, that are the very signs of life within the human soul. These things are sensed by us all, but seldom organised into a comprehensive view of life, and an extraction of meaning. Often it is only in our dreams, through the ability the unconscious has to draw out the signif­icance of such widely divergent expenences, that we glimpse the unity behind phenomena which is an essential of spiritual life, i.e. we all have a life, we breathe, we have come from a mother, so share a universal experience.

Example: To quote J.B. Priestley from his book Rain Upon Godshill: ‘Just before I went to Amenca, dunng the exhausting weeks when I was busy with my Time Plays, I had such a dream, and I think it left a greater impression on my mind than any experience I had ever known before, awake or in dreams, and said more to me about this life than any book I have ever read.

The setting of the dream was quite simple, and owed something to the fact that not long before my wife had visiied the lighthouse here at St Catherine’s to do some bird ringing. I dreamt I was standing at the top of a very high tower, alone, looking down upon myriads of birds all flying in one direction; every kind of bird was there, all the birds in the world. It was a noble sight, this vast aerial river of birds. But now in some mysterious fashion the gear was changed, and time speeded up, so that I saw generations of birds, watched them break their shells, flutter into life, mate, weaken, falter and die. Wings grew only to crumble; bodies were sleek, and then, in a flash bled and shrivelled; and death struck every­where at every second. What was the use of all this blind struggle towards life, this eager trying of wings, this hurried mating, this flight and surge, all this gigantic meaningless ef­fort? As I stared down, seeming to see every creature’s ignoble little history almost at a glance, I felt sick at heart. It would be better if not one of them, if not one of us, had been bom, if the struggle ceased for ever. I stood on my tower, still alone, desperately unhappy. But now the gear was changed again, and the time went faster still, and it was rushing by at such a rate, that the birds could not show any movement, but were like an enormous plain sown with feathers. But along this plain, flickering through the bodies themselves, there now passed a sort of white flame, trembling, dancing, then hurry­ing on; and as soon as I saw it I knew that this white flame was life itself, the very quintessence of being; and then it came to me, in a rocket burst of ecstasy, that nothing mattered, nothing could ever matter, because nothing else was real but this quivering and hurrying lambency of being. Birds, men and creatures not yet shaped and coloured, all were of no account except so far as this flame of life travelled through them. It left nothing to mourn over behind it, what I had thought was tragedy was mere emptiness or a shadow show; for now all real feeling was caught and purified and danced on ecstatically with the white flame of life. I had never before felt such deep happiness as I knew at the end of my dream of the tower and the birds.’

Some Nonh American Indians developed the totem out of similar processes. In one generation a person might learn to plant a seed and eat the results. Later someone might see that through fertilisation more food was produced. Still later some­one found that by irrigating, still more improvement was made. No one individual was responsible for such vital cul­tural information, and the collective information is bigger than any one person, yet individuals can partake of it and add to it.

The totem represented such subtle realities, as it might in a modem dream; as Christ might in today’s unconscious. That older cultures venerated their collective information, and that modem humans seem largely apathetic to it, shows how our ‘religion’ has degenerated. Yet utilising the power of the unconscious to portray the subtle influences which impinge upon us, and building the information gained into our re­sponse to life, is deeply important.

With the growth of authoritarian structures in western reli­gion, and the dominance of the rational mind over feeling values, dreams have been pushed into the background. With this change has developed the sense that visionary dreams were something which ‘superstitious* cultural groups had in the past. Yet thoroughly modem men and women still meet Christ powerfully in dreams and visions. Christ still appears to them as a living being.

The transcendental, the collective or universal enters their life just as frequently as ever before. Sometimes it enters with insistence and power, because a too rational mind has led to an unbalance in the psyche—a bal­ance in which the waking and rational individuality is one pole, and the feeling, connective awareness of the uncon­scious is the other.

Although it is tempting to think of the transcendent as ethereal or unreal, the religious in dreams is nearly always a symbol for the major processes of maturing in human life. We are the hero/ine who meets the dangers of life outside the womb, who faces growth, ageing and death.

The awe and deep emotions we unconsciously feel about such heroic deeds are depicted by religious emotion.

See angel; Christ, rebirth and Devil under archetypes; church; evil; fish, sea creatures; example in whale under fish, sea creatures; heaven, hell; sweets under food; dream as spiritual guide. See also hero/ine; mass; masturbation; old; paralysis; colours; sheep under animals. ... religion and dreams 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

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

Religious Themes

See angel; Christ and Devil under arche­types; church; evil; heaven; hell; religion and dreams, dream as spiritual guide. ... religious themes dream meaning

Restaurant, Cafe

Sociability; search for emotional or sexual satisfaction; hunger for company or sexuality. See food. ... restaurant, cafe dream meaning

Balcony (railing)

A feeling of security based on intellectual control, or a longing for security and intellect. Often overemphasizes intellect and exaggerates the need for security.... balcony (railing) dream meaning

Being Run Over

This may point to an inferiority complex or a feeling of being overwhelmed.

According to Freud, this image, particularly in men’s dreams, appears when sexual intercourse is problematic and can’t be actively lived out.... being run over dream meaning

Boulder / Piece Of Rock

Mountain. Intellectual, physical, and / or emotional strength. Hardy. Something is in your way.

According to ancient Egyptian interpretation: if you climb a rock, you will be confronted with obstacles. According to Freud, a phallic symbol. Modern interpretation: You are striving for something higher, but it is not going to be easy.... boulder / piece of rock dream meaning

Roles

The different people in our dreams, such as doctor, lawyer, business person or tramp, in general represent the different abilities, weaknesses or interests we have ourself. Even if we know the role model’, it still depicts that person’s quality or skill in ourself.

The only difference might be that our personal reactions to that particular doctor or school­teacher, say, will also play a part. Roles often play an impor­tant part in our self image. Without an appreciated social role we may feel uncenain and ineffective. Maturity might require the acceptance that we are nothing, but can be many things. See baker; beggar; chemist; gardener, inventor; nurse; pot­ter; victim; waiting. ... roles dream meaning

Bread / Rolls

Life-sustaining food, strengthening, nurturing substance. Economical security, as in Bureaucrat, but not as materially oriented as Shares, Auction., Attache Case. Because of its shape, often the symbol for female genitalia. In addition, this symbol also relates to everyday life (“Give us this day our daily bread”). Pay attention: Are they big or small rolls? According to Jung, the womb.

A frequently appearing symbol when sexual urges remain at the pre-intercourse stage (oral sex). Freud calls this a regression into the oral phase.... bread / rolls dream meaning

Buck / Ram

Well known symbol for earthbound vitality, lechery.

The buck and the rooster have been allegorical since the Middle Ages for male—but also witchlike— horniness and carnal lust, the animalistic and the wild; but this symbol also stands for stupidity.

The task is to make the buck into a gardener, which means to allow growth and development and to give him human qualities.... buck / ram dream meaning

Dam (as In Railroad Embankment)

This symbol always points to a road that is certain and predetermined. Also, the dam could possibly have sexual-erotic meaning, as a first sexual experience.

The dam is also a term used for the perineum, the area between rectum and genitalia.... dam (as in railroad embankment) dream meaning

Debris / Rubble

Internal debris, a challenge to start “cleaning up” and recognizing the gifts and the chances that are hidden behind existing problems.... debris / rubble dream meaning

Remembering Dreams

Considering that each of us has four or five periods of dreaming each night, most of our dreams are forgotten. But for people who observe family or friends regu­larly remembering a dream, and yet themselves are seldom if ever able to recall one, the question arises as to why such a wide divergence occurs.

There are many different reasons why dreams may be for­gotten.

The most obvious is that we do not give enough atten­tion to our dreaming process. When people become intrigued by what they might be dreaming, and develop a motivation to remember, they frequently start recalling several dreams a week. From this standpoint, the reason why some people have always remembered might be that they have always been ei­ther intrigued or anxious about their nightly dramas.

The way we rise in the morning has an effect upon this type of memory.

If our attention is immediately turned out­wards on waking, there is little hope of recalling a dream unless it has great power, as might a nightmare. Spending a few moments leaving our mind open to memory aids recall. Any visual, or even muscular activity, will fill consciousness with new and powerful impressions which might obliterate the subtler impressions of dreaming. Rorschach suggested not opening the eyes, and remaining physically still. Tests also showed that passage of time, even a few minutes, between dreaming and attempting to remember causes many dreams to fragment and be lost. So any attempts to remember need one to record the dream quickly, by speaking it to one’s bedmate, using a tape recorder by one’s bed, or writing it down.

Some dreams have rather misty or fragmentary imagery and theme, while others are clear, concise and dynamic. These latter are more easily remembered. There may be times when we sleep with longer periods of wakefulness, perhaps due to feeling cold, or uncomfonable in a strange bed, which cause us to remember as we are nearer consciousness. Be­cause dreams occur in cycles during the night, if something wakes us during a dream cycle the memory is easier, if only because less time has elapsed since occurrence. So another method of captunng a dream is to have one’s alarm gently sound prior to the time one usually wakes.

The last hour or so of sleep includes a long period of dreaming, so waking in this period with intent to remember can often capture the quarry.

Thereare also psychological reasons for forgetfulness. Dreams often deal with past areas of experience which we do not wish to remember, or would rather not be aware of.

If we find it difficult to feel emotions, or feel uncomfonable with them, it is highly likely we repress dream memory, as dreams have a base of high feelings. Experiments have shown that during dreaming our heartbeat, body movements and breath­ing frequently reflect intensified emotions. Also, research into what areas of the brain produce dreaming suggest that dreams may be from the ‘visceral brain’, which is largely non verbal.

If temperamentally we find feeling qualities a foreign lan­guage, connecting with a dream would need to be a learnt skill. ... remembering dreams dream meaning

Sleep Rocking Ian

Oswald (as related in his book Sleep) observed active rocking in some children and adults during sleep. These rocking movements were very powerful, occur­ring at a rate of one per second during REM sleep. They occur more frequently in the blind or to people institutionalised during childhood. As rocking is a movement used by primates and humans to comfon themselves during stress or unhappi- ness, it is possible that the rocking accompanies disturbing dreams.

The dream probably evokes unhappy feelings or con­ditions from the past, as the person used rocking to cope with their past distress, it occurs as an habitual accompaniment of the distressing dream. ... sleep rocking ian dream meaning

Dictator / Ruler

Person of authority. You desire authority that you either do not have or that you have, but are not using. Consciousness is always demanded when the image of the dictator / ruler appears in the dream. And this awareness involves the ability for self-determination and self-control (you are the ruler of your own life). See King / Queen.

Like Chief, only stronger and more aggressive. Fear of the Other. Are you craving admiration? Compare with Admiral.... dictator / ruler dream meaning

Divining / Dowsing Rod

Being grounded, emotional sensibility.... divining / dowsing rod dream meaning

Elk (reindeer)

Being in nature. Points to the basics of life and longing for freedom and simplicity; if held captive, you are unable to live out your physical urges, your male instincts, your need to roam about.

The image of the elk is also connected to the sense of wide-open spaces that is usually expressing a longing for mental clarity and openness. As a mighty animal, the elk elicits awe about the nature of passion.

A symbol of self-development and redemption. Also masculine power and superpower. In myth, it corresponds to the “Huhertus Elk,” a white elk with a cross between his antlers.

To see him is considered a sign of special grace.

Folklore: Erotic meaning.... elk (reindeer) dream meaning

Fallow Or Ravaged Field

stagnation, grief, and troubles. Green field: work and good compensation, growth. Overgrown field: disorder in the inner as well as the outer world.... fallow or ravaged field 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

Files / Records

A desire for, or fear of, order and consistency. It appears frequently when life is chaotic. This image also points to emotional stress; much has accumulated. Pay attention to how thick or thin the file folder is. It might also be a sign of a compulsive personality, similar to Admiral. Do you always have to keep everything in perfect order? Or are you unable to keep order in your life? It could be either a case of your ego (your unconscious) raising its head, or a justifiable symbolic expression of the feeling that either the state (as father symbol) or an institution is placing limitations on you.... files / records dream meaning

Dream Diary

If you have decided to work systematically with your dreams, it is essential that you begin to keep a dream diary. Just the act of using one will allow you to remember your dreams much more often and more clearly.

What you should keep in mind if you start a dream diary:

1. Make a note about the date of the dream (use the date of the morning following the dream).

2. Start out by describing the events in the dream without any kind of interpretation and in the sequence you remember them.

3. Write whether the dream you remembered is complete or only a fragment.

4. Write how you felt before and after the dream.

5. Give each dream a title at the conclusion, one that best characterizes the content of the dream.

For interpretation, remember the following:

1. The attitude you adopted toward the dream. Were you a passive observer or actively involved in the event?

2. Which persons appeared in the dream and what your attitude is toward them, emotionally and behaviorally.

3. The mood of each individual scene and of the dream in general.... dream diary dream meaning

Gable (of A Roof)

Good advice and security, as in Arch.... gable (of a roof) dream meaning

Marriage Ring

Separation or longing for a relationship.

Folklore: Separation.... marriage ring dream meaning

Mountain Ridge / Crest

See Mountain. Initial successes.... mountain ridge / crest dream meaning

Railroad Car

See Railway Station, Platform.

A frequently appearing symbol for travel* What is important is whom you meet in the railroad car.... railroad car dream meaning

Range / Cooking Range

See Oven. In the past, the central place for family events, eating, motherliness, woman, and marriage. Similar to Cap. Today, a range does not display an open flame; but the transformation of food from a raw to a cooked state is emphasized more.

The oven, like the Kitchen, is one of the most frequent symbols of transformation. Danger lurks when the fire is going out.

According to Freud, the symbol for women and the female body.... range / cooking range dream meaning

Razor / Razor Blade

Analytical thinking, the need to smooth something out.

Folklore: Warning of troubles and quarrels.... razor / razor blade dream meaning

Recipe / Prescription

Dreaming about prescriptions often points to real healing.

A kitchen recipe generally means new plans.... recipe / prescription dream meaning

Rejection / Refusal

Longing for closeness; or distance. Feeling of social isolation, of being closed off or refusing to face up to something, or refusing to take action. Often, however, the opposite meaning—being accepted, though fearing rejection.... rejection / refusal dream meaning

Rent / Tenant

Using something without owning it. Everything we use we must pay for.... rent / tenant dream meaning

Responsibility

Are you overtaxed? Do you feel you need more balance and more appropriate tasks?... responsibility dream meaning

Rest / Quiet

You are usually longing for it.... rest / quiet dream meaning

Retirement Home

See Age, Harvest. This dream symbol is often connected to an invitation for self-accep- tance—to just be, and to pursue appropriate goals.... retirement home dream meaning

Ribbon / Twine

Connecting, restricting. Also, untangling a situation in one’s life, as in ball of yarn.... ribbon / twine dream meaning

Riding / Horseback Riding

Controlled (reigned-in) eroticism and energy, power, and movement.

According to Jung, a symbol for intercourse, especially in women’s dreams.... riding / horseback riding dream meaning

Roast (as In Oven)

You are planning something at work and it has to be successful. Desire for domesticity, as is frequently the case with symbols like Eating, Baking, and Feast. Often an expression of lifestyle and enjoyment. But be careful: Don t let it burn!... roast (as in oven) dream meaning

Rock Music

Lively, erotic movement. Business, star- cult. Possibly also emancipation of the unconscious and expression of the “wild side” of the dreamer. Who is singing? What song? What message? What emotions?... rock music dream meaning

Roof Tile

Security, protection, as in Roof, Gable, and Arch.

Folklore: Advancement at work.... roof tile dream meaning

Rope (general) / Cable

Reliable help that, if received often, is an aid when descending from a tower or a high building. Aid when one is fleeing. But also a symbol for bonding as well as being tied up. Dreams about a rope always have something to do with security, similar to Anchor and Buoy.

Rope / Cord. Obstacle dream; or desiring or needing to connect with somebody / something. Despair (the rope that you hang yourself with, the rope of the gallows).... rope (general) / cable dream meaning

Rope (nautical)

See Cord. Connection and security.... rope (nautical) dream meaning

Rudder (in The Sense Of Steering)

You need solid direction, a goal. Determination.... rudder (in the sense of steering) dream meaning

Skin Rash

Emotional tension, repressed urges, and aggression.

The external and internal states are out of balance.

The boundaries to the outside world are not intact.... skin rash dream meaning

Skyscraper / High-rise

Usually the same as House. Great perspective, loss of restraint, individuality—but also elevation.... skyscraper / high-rise dream meaning

Stamp (as In Rubber Stamp)

Putting your stamp on something. Desiring a higher position.... stamp (as in rubber stamp) dream meaning

Storage Room

See Food (stored) and Closet. Here your energy reserves, your potential and unused abilities are being addressed. Pay attention to what is stored and what the individual items might symbolize.... storage room dream meaning

Surfing / Riding The Waves

Being carried away by emotions (Water), being transported by and giving in to the existing Rhythm. See Sailboat. Here the power of the Winds, as well as the intellect, is used for moving forward. This is also often an expression of fear about going under, in the sense that the Head would be submerged under Water (similar to fear of emotional chaos, as in Swamp). This is also a sexual and virility symbol (“Surfers do it standing up”). See Captain, Admiral.... surfing / riding the waves dream meaning

Red Indian

1- Our perception of the American Indian as being naturally unsophisticated gives the interpretation of natural wisdom, or basic instinct. When one such appears we arc able to handle a different kind of power and energy.

2- On a psychological level there is healing and self-awareness.

3- A Red Indian represents an inner power of which we may or may not have been aware.

The dreamer should now be prepared to investigate his spirituality further.... red indian dream meaning

Religious Imagery

1- Dreams have a way of introducing or rather reintroducing us to truths which we have long known to be.

If spirituality is taken to be an inner truth, and religion as that which links us back to source, then it must be the case that religious imagery partly assists in that function of recognition. Using images that cannot be interpreted successfully in any other way reinforces the idea of spirituality being something separate in us. Because the images are so specific they may be startling.

2- When the individual, through deliberate or spontaneous neglect, denies himself access to the store of religious imagery in waking life, dreams will often react to this lack and try to compensate by jolting the dreamer back into an awareness of his inner spirit. In today’s society it is very easy to fasten on the hypocritical aspects of religion and to acccpt that hypocrisy.

It is also easy to make the assumption that the outward forms of religion often deny the existence of a true inner reality. This rejection can be valid, since it is not until the individual accepts responsibility for his own existence that true spirituality emerges.

If spirituality the inner truth that we all hold is neglected, it will not go away: it will simply reappear in its negative and terrifying form. In waking life the closest image we have to that is the Devil (see Devil), or the more vengeful Indian gods. Our own personalised demons can be more frightening than those.

3- If we are prepared to accept that each truth will have its own personal slant, and that we must get back to the basic truth, all dreams can be interpreted from a spiritual point of view. This is especially true of religious imagery. Most interpretations have had to be stated in general terms and are given here only as guidelines. When the reader can throw away the book and say that the interpretations are not valid, then he will have taken on personal responsibility.

Angel In spiritual terms the angel symbolises pure being and freedom from earthly matters.

Angels tend to be androgynous, and arc not recognised either as male or female. There is a hierarchy of angels; 1) Angels (the realm closest to the physical), 2) Cherubim and 3) Seraphim. As more people are seeking spirituality; there are those who have become more aware of the angel form, particularly in dreams.

It is vital that the dreamer is able to differentiate between the personalised aspect of the Higher Self, and the angelic form, since they arc similar but different. Dark angels are reputed to be those angelic beings who have not yet totally rejected the ego or earthly passions. When this image appears in a dream, we are being alerted to a spiritual transgression, which often has already happened. Warning angels usually symbolise what should not be clone. Buddha (also see individual entry) The figure of Buddha appearing in dreams highlights the necessity to be aware of the Qualities of Being which Buddha taught. It links us to the power of renunciation and of suffering, but in the sense that experience of suffering is valid. Ceremony/Ritual (also see individual entries) Ceremony and ritual are all part of the heightening of awareness which occurs on the path to spirituality. In dream ceremony the images are even more vivid.

Christ appearing in dreams epitomises the recognition of the ability to reconcile the physical and the spiritual, God and Man. He personifies Perfect Man, a state to which we all aspire. Appearing on the cross he signifies redemption through suffering. We do not need to be crucified physically to suffer.

The ideal Christ is that part of ourselves which is prepared to take on our portion of the sufferings in the world by- working within the world.

The anarchic Christ is the part of us whose love and lust for life permit us to break through all known barriers.

The Cosmic Christ is the part that is prepared to take on Cosmic Responsibility that is, to be connected with the Universal Truth. While these aspects have been spoken of in Christian terms, obviously they- are also present in all religious figures. Church, chapel, temple (also see Church Buildings) We all are aware of our need for sanctuary from the batterings of the everyday world. Within the church we / are free to form a relationship with our own personal God. In dreams we may also have the realisation that our body is our temple. Church or Religious Music These sounds, dedicated to the perception of God that one has. are sacred sounds and are a way of expanding the spirit. Crucifixion images in a dream link with the human being’s need to sacrifice himself through passion and through pain. Devil (also see individual entry) In dreams the Devil represents temptation. This often arises from the repressed sexual drives which demand attention. It may also signify the Shadow (see Introduction). Ghosts (also see individual entry) Independent forces within, which arc separate from the individual’s will. It will depend on the dreamer’s belief as to whether lie accepts the appearance of ghosts as psychological or spiritual apparitions. Gods/Goddesses (also see individual entries) We are each given the opportunity to make real our fullest potential. In doing so, we must undertake an exploration and possibly a confrontation of our perception of gods and goddesses.

Hell is a state of being where nothing is ever as it seems and could be thought of as continually existing in a state of negative illusion. Reputedly it is a state of Spiritual Agony where one’s worst dreams are fulfilled. Heaven is a state of being where the energy is of such a high frequency that there is no suffering. In dreams it appears when the individual is transmuting his awareness into dimensions other than the physical.

It is reputedly a placc where bliss exists.

It is also known as Nirvana and Samadhi. Holy Communion The belief that Christ’s body was transmuted into heavenly food symbolised by the Last Supper appears in dreams as the intake of spiritual food. Holy Communion represents a sacred sharing. Icon (also see individual entry) An icon is a representation of a religious figure or concept. It can, through usage, become revered as a holy object in its own right. Incense (also see individual entry) Incense is an offering to the gods and a physical form of prayer through perfume and smoke. Initiation takes place when some barrier is transcended to enable us to have access to other ways of being.

Mary, the Mother of God/Virgin Mother flic symbolism of Mary, both as the maiden and as the mother, is a potent one. She epitomises all that is woman, and all that is holy Moses often appears in dreams as the holy figure who will lead us out of difficulty.

Old and New Testaments or all religious books A resource and a repository for knowledge is available in dream imagary this will often appear as books. Priest/Prophet A conflict between the present and the future.

A Religious Service is the act of worship which is used to bring people together.

It is recognised in dreams, perhaps as an act of integration of the whole self, and as an illustration that the whole is greater than the parts. Third Eye This is the developed clairvoyant perceptiveness that comes with spiritual development.

It is the Third Eye of Buddha and symbolises unity and balance. In no case does it represent a physical quality, though it is thought to link with the pineal gland.... religious imagery dream meaning

Hot Rod

To drive a hot rod is to relive your youth. You have a yearning to “let down your hair’ and run wild for a while. Give in to it; give yourself a break from the everyday monotony.... hot rod dream meaning

Palm Reader

See Fortunetelling.... palm reader dream meaning

Pistol / Revolver

You have an explosive temper. Be careful or you could say something that will hurt someone and that you will very much regret. See also Gun.... pistol / revolver dream meaning

Railroad Accident

Your plans will go awry. There will be unexpected pitfalls that will “throw you off the tracks”.... railroad accident dream meaning

Ring (jeweled)

A cheap, flashy ring means you will have a minor ailment.

A nch, expensive ring means you will be robust, with excellent health.... ring (jeweled) dream meaning

Highways (roads)

(see Bits, Car, Path)

Highways carry you toward, or away from, someone or something. Other parts of the dream are important to meaning here, such as billboards, buildings, and people or vehicles that are traveling on the same highway.

Being lost on the highway: Needing to make a decision, but not having a clear picture of what all the options offer. Alternatively, feeling as if you have lost your faith or spiritual focus.

Stranded on a highway: A type of desertion dream. Also, a need within to reach out and ask for aid, otherwise the vehicle of your life may remain stalled.

Hitchhiking down: Wanderlust; the desire to release all responsibilities and experience some adventure. Alternatively, riding on someone else’s talents, abilities, or finances, instead of being independent.

Fork in the road: A determination that must be made fairly quickly or the opportunity may be lost. Two vehicles taking separate parts of this fork represent individuals or situations moving away from one another.... highways (roads) dream meaning

Hou Rglass

(see Clock)

Time management. Is rime slipping quickly away from you, or are you seizing the day? Alternatively, consider if you’re pacing yourself well.

The sands of time in a more universal context express the nearness of beginnings and endings.

For this dream, how much sand is left in the timer is important to interpretational value.... hou rglass dream meaning

Rabbit (hare)

(see Animals)

The lunar, feminine aspect of self or the Universe.

Fertility, abundance, and sexuality (e.g., “breeding like rabbits”).

Metaphorically: Prolific energy, as when a writer, musician, or artist overcomes creative blockage and creates a masterpiece.

Potentially sexual obsession that needs to be controlled or examined closelv before it becomes destructive.

An overly large white rabbit in American theater represents the fine line between “imaginary” things and reality.

Rabbit sfoot: The ability* to move quickly and cleverly, or an omen of improved luck.... rabbit (hare) dream meaning

Relations Hips

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

These dreams frequently relate to real-life scenarios in which the relationships in the dream mirror those from waking hours. If, however, the relationship takes on different dimensions in the dream, this may reflect your hopes or fears for that association.

Building a relationship with strangers in your dream can indicate building similar bridges between your ego and psyche for self-actualization. It can also reveal a more social attitude developing in which you’re not so shy about extending yourself to others.

Antagonistic relationships in dreams usually divulge your own hostility and conflicts with the persons seen. Alternatively, this may be self-hatred. In either case, the source of the anger needs to be detected and reconciled.... relations hips dream meaning

Renting

(see Apartment)

Transitory conditions in your life that exact a price, but produce no permanent results.

What’s being rented here will improve your dream’s interpretive value.

For example, renting a car indicates that you may have a tendency to shuffle responsibility- or run with other people’s ideas instead of developing your own.

Wanting creature comforts without having to exert a lot of physical, mental, or emotional effort to keep them.... renting dream meaning

Rods

(see Divination, Sticks, Trees, Wand)

Traditionally an emblem of discipline, being applied to the backsides of ill-behaved children.

If you have been acting childish lately, or found yourself lacking real restraint, this dream comes to make you more aware of how these things appear to, and affect, others.

Biblically: A divine tool that offers serenity (e.g., “thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me”).

A fishing rod represents an augmented ability to use what’s at your disposal to begin reaching a goal.

Authority (e.g., “the rod of rulership”).... rods dream meaning

Runes

(see Languages, Pictograpbs)... runes dream meaning

Sanctuary (refuge)

(see Church, Holy Ground, Monastery, Temple) A place or situation that offers you complete acceptance.

Protection and safety from someone or something perceived as wishing you harm. Needing to take a retreat from everything to get some perspective (see Desert, Island).... sanctuary (refuge) dream meaning

Religions

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

If the religion depicted is the one you currently practice, this dream reveals your feelings toward that faith, its tenets, and your activities within that organization.

The subconscious or Higher Self expressing a need to reconnect with sacred powers and spiritual ideals.

Different religions appearing in dreams may stem from your exposure to recent articles or documentaries on the subject.

If this is the case, consider this part of the dream situational.

Each faith has a slightly different focus, which may reflect heavily on your current situation.

For example, Buddhism is highly introspective and philosophical, which might reflect too much brooding on your part, or perhaps not enough, depending on the other dream images.... religions dream meaning

Bread Rack

A bread rack holds bread that is cooling, and thus may mean that money will be available in the future but there may be a period of waiting before your finances change.... bread rack dream meaning

Brick Road

A brick road often has some historical value and may reflect that you have chosen a historical route or one that was built on traditional values.

(See Yellow Brick Road)... brick road dream meaning

Din Road

Traveling down a din road may reflect a difficult passage toward your goals on which you may have to face rock- slides, potholes, or mud if the weather or your mood changes.

A din road may comment that you have chosen a path that is a new frontier in that it is unpaved.... din road dream meaning

Dining Room Table

A dining room table may represent symbolically your ideas about being nurtured and how your ideas may offer others something substantial. Thus, a table that is long with two chairs at opposite ends might comment on the distance that you feel between yourself and another.... dining room table dream meaning

Julia Roberts

As a radiant jewel, she is the archetypal princess who demonstrates that friendship and sex appeal win the man of her dreams. As a best fnend to men, she may appear in the dream of a man to express the desire for female friendship and companionship.

For a woman, she may arrive to teach you that having a satisfying relationship means being a man’s best fnend first.... julia roberts dream meaning

Keanu Reeves

Like Parsifal questing for the Grail, Kcanu Reeves is the knight who must find his glory through the tests and trials of his worthiness. His appearance in a dream may signify the challenge ahead in fulfilling your destiny.... keanu reeves 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

Meg Ryan

As the woman whose childlike innocence may result in repeated disappointment, this movie star may appear in a dream to comment on your overly positive attitude or tendency to see the world through rose-colored glasses. She can also represent the innocent and humorous woman.... meg ryan dream meaning

Mountain Range

Mountainous regions with high peaks as a setting may pcint to inspirational experiences that bring awe and majestic beauty to your heart. Traveling through the mountains may suggest that you are appreciating men. It can also represent moving through issues with men who may be too logical or rational for your taste.... mountain range dream meaning

Obstacles On The Road

Obstacles on the road block or slow your progress toward your goals. Rocks may represent hard structures of negative thinking that may get in the way or make for a rough ride.... obstacles on the road dream meaning

Oriental Rug

An Oriental rug in the living room of a house may represent the mythic layers at the foundation of the soul It may reveal a monf rhar reveals patterns or an intricate story about your soul’s history.... oriental rug dream meaning

Oscar De La Renta

As the signature of a one-of-a-kind woman receiving an Oscar, the appearance of one of this designer’s gowns in your dreams may mention that you are ready tc express elegance and individuality.... oscar de la renta dream meaning

Power Ranger

A popular toy appealing mostly to boys and based on the children’s cartoon, the appearance of a Power Ranger in a dream may comment on the freedom to play with your own power. As a play on words, it may accentuate the belief that power equals “our anger.” It may also reveal an inner conflict about accepting your spiritual power.... power ranger dream meaning

Prime Rib

Eating prime rib may represent a rare and meaty experience that will have nch rewards.... prime rib dream meaning

Ram - Computer Memory

Insufficient RAM in your personal computer in a dream may signal that you have forgotten something important. It may reflect absentmindedness or forgetful- ness.... ram - computer memory dream meaning

Range Rover

As a play on words. Range Rover may translate to “our anger over.” It may pull up beside you on the highway of life to reflect back to you that your anger may be out of control. It may mention that it is time to let it go in favor of love.... range rover dream meaning

Red Road

As the path of Native American spintuality, choosing the red road may bnng you to spiritual fulfillment through a divine connection to nature... red road dream meaning

Ritz Crackers

Eating out of a box of Ritz crackers may represent your desire for wealth and “the good life.” Crackers may also constructively point out that you are obsessed, as in going “crackers” over thoughts of wealth.... ritz crackers dream meaning

Road Cones

Bnght orange cones marking lanes in a dream may point to roadwork on the way to your destination. They may suggest that you slow down for a while before proceeding with your plans. They may also represent waiting for someone else to complete his or her job before you proceed with yours.... road cones dream meaning

Robin Williams

The comic relief of Robin Williams as the sensitive-fool archetype leads the dreamer into the divine comedy of life. As the fool, he demonstrates the power of improvisation. He may come to state that the easiest way through a difficult situation is to ad-lib.... robin williams dream meaning

Rock Slide

A rock slide may represent the appearance of many obstacles to overcome as life lessons, which makes for a difficult crossing.... rock slide dream meaning

Rocky Trail

In that rocks present obstacles in dreams, a rocky road may suggest that you have to travel a distance over some profound obstacles in order to fulfill your desires, whether financial. social, or a love relationship.... rocky trail dream meaning

Rolling Hills

Representing the ups and downs of life’s journey, driving past rolling hills can tcach you to roll with the punches. It may mention that someone is moody.... rolling hills dream meaning

Roofer

Dreaming about a roofer may signal the need to repair crown chakra, the connection to the spintual dimensions. He may represent someone who is helping you to change your mind or improve your thinking.... roofer dream meaning

Rose-colored Glasses

Wearing rose-colored glasses in a dream may point to your tendency or desire to see only the bnght side of things.... rose-colored glasses dream meaning

Rosie O’donnell

The Queen of Nice, as she is called by fans, may appear in a dream to nudge you to stop placating and to “tell it like it is.” She may demonstrate that there is more than one body type for a woman and thus may appear to the woman who is obsessed about her weight to say, “You’re beautiful as you are.” As a successful single mom, she brings the importance of motherhood and the nurtunng aspect of the personality to a dreamer who wonders if her role as a mother is important enough.... rosie o’donnell dream meaning

Ruby Slippers

Clicking her heels together three times, a woman wearing ruby slippers in a dream may appear to ground magical power. .As the amulets of power for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, ruby slippers signify the call to take a mythical heroine’s journey to find the way home or the way to spintual enlightenment.... ruby slippers dream meaning

Winding Road

Seen as a metaphor for life, a winding road represents the twists and turns life may present on the journey to your desunation and to fulfillment.... winding road dream meaning

Yellow Brick Road

For Dorothy, the Yellow Brick Road delivered her to Oz and finally back to her home.

The Yellow Brick Road may appear as a modem mythical path to enlightenment.

(See Brick road.)... yellow brick road dream meaning

Racoon

This animal seen in a dream is a presage of gloomy days through misunderstandings with friends.... racoon dream meaning

Repttle

(See Asp, Snake). Treachery through a rival for the band of a sweetheart is indicated to those who dream of seeing a reptile of one kind or another.

To dream of being bitten by any reptilian animal, means that the rival will be successfuL.... repttle dream meaning

Ridges

To dream of going on the ridges of houses is a sign thai the party so dreaming is of a rice disposition; and if he happens to tread once awi^, he shall fall to decay and so into great poverty.... ridges dream meaning

Thatched Roof

Great care should be exercised after this dream to guard against accidents.... thatched roof dream meaning

Wj&sh Rarebit

To dream of enjoying Welsh rarebit is a forerunner of grief through an accident.... wj&sh rarebit dream meaning

Anger, Wrath, Resentment

Vision: Are you angry with yourself or another person? Are you struggling with yourself? Have you been unfair to someone? If you are fighting with somebody, remember, you will only reach a peaceful conclusion if you are gentle and understanding.

If you are making others angry: an argument can be resolved but you won’t be satisfied. See Aggression.

Depth Psychology: You are cither having a conflict with someone right now or arguing with yourself. You could and should resolve the tension—and you will be ready to do so soon!... anger, wrath, resentment dream meaning

Barrier (railroad Or Border Crossing)

Vision: Looking at a barrier: many obstacles are ahead.

If something is stopping you, think about what it might be and make sure that you’re on the right path.

If the barrier is open: obstacles are in your way and they could turn into a serious problem.

If the barrier is down: problems can easily be overcome.... barrier (railroad or border crossing) dream meaning

Boat Ride

Vision: A boat ride is an indication that you arc not pursuing your goals forcefully enough. Dreaming about passing through a narrow spot means that you need to concentrate, pay more attention. Dreaming about two people riding in the boat may be a sign that a relationship is becoming too restricting, or that an emotional impasse needs attention so that both people in the boat can reach the shore.... boat ride dream meaning

Check (restaurant)

Vision: Paving the check: don’t take on responsibilities you can’t fulfill. See Debts, Money.

Depth Psychology: See Bill, Cafe, Proprietor, Restaurant.... check (restaurant) dream meaning

Church Bell, Ringing A Church Bell

Vision: If you hear a church bell ring: keep your eyes and ears open—you will get news that might be important and helpful.

If you are ringing a bell: you will make someone very happy (without knowing it). See Signal, Whistle.

Depth Psychology: A bell always announces something—whether positive or negative depends on the rest of the images in the dream. Was it a happy or distressed sound?... church bell, ringing a church bell dream meaning

Counting, Slide Rule

Vision: Counting (adding and subtracting, etc.) numbers: can you really afford to have others living at your expense? Solving a mathematical problem is a warning about your spending habits, because you need to find a way out of a difficult situation—and soon!

Depth Psychology: Doing calculations: you can solve your problem if you start using your head.

A slide rule is a sign that you have made a mistake and are looking for help. Sometimes very manipulative people dream about slide rules.... counting, slide rule dream meaning

Garbage, Refuse

Vision: Falling over garbage: Let go of deceptive assumptions and double-check old attitudes. Replace them with new ones.

If other things are falling on top of you and you can’t make out what they are, but you feel good: you can increase your material possessions; if you feel bad, the dream hints that you will be wrongfully accused, that people are envious or resentful.

Depth Psychology: Treat garbage more carefully—meaning do a better job recycling your “emotional garbage”, so you can create something new.... garbage, refuse dream meaning

Getting Run Over

Vision: Being run over: in a man’s dream, fear of being pushed into a passive role in a sexual relationship.

The dream may also mean getting out of an unpleasant situation in good shape, but don’t “run over” other people and expect that they will accept your plan or idea. Running over somebody with your car: your carelessness will cost you money.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being run over by a train, ear, or machine: you have maneuvered yourself into a situation that vou can’t handle.... getting run over dream meaning

Horse Racing

Vision: Watching a horse race: you are about to indulge in a luxurious pleasure. Being a jockey in a race: you need a great deal of luck, but being too carefree could be a mistake.

Depth Psychology: Participating in a horse race: the success you enjoy is due more to a lucky coincidence than to vour own efforts.

The dream suggests you keep this in mind because “Lady Luck is fickle.”... horse racing 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

Jungle, Rain Forest

Vision: Being in a jungle: life is pretty chaotic right now—you don’t know where to go and are fighting a bitter battle.

Depth Psychology: The jungle is a symbol of confusion and uncertainty, but also of living conditions in a big city. Are you confused right now? Angry about someone’s unpredictability? Are you unsure today about what will happen tomorrow? Are you unpredictable? Has life in the big city become too much, too nerve racking, too confusing? Is it a jungle out there? Which describes your present situation?... jungle, rain forest 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

Racetrack, Racing

Vision: Dreaming about the racetrack: be prepared for a lot of excitement in the coming weeks; it also suggests being careful: someone else might be faster than you. Watching a horse race: if you use your strength judiciously, you will overcome the hurdles facing you. Participating in a horse race: you are going to miss an opportunity. See Horse, Riding.

Depth Psychology: A racetrack means you are confident that speed is all you need to prev ail in life or win a competition. Or are you running away from your mistakes, failures, or feelings of inferiority? Why don’t you stop for a moment and think about which of the above describes your situation best and then act accordingly!... racetrack, racing dream meaning

Rain, Raincoat

Vision: A warm rain shower is a symbol of fertility, success at work, and happy relationships.

A cold rain means others are going to treat you badly- Getting soaked in a rain shower: you won’t find your luck where you think. Watching a rain shower with the sun already shining: while you are still in tears. Lady Luck is already smiling on you. In a man’s dream, rain is a sign of his unmet need for relaxation.

Depth Psychology: Rain is a sign of an emotional release you should not try to prevent—don’t be afraid, you won’t lose control. See Water.

The raincoat means you are letting negative influences uroll off your back.” Maybe you will experience a “cloudburst” of good fortune soon. See Cloudburst.... rain, raincoat dream meaning

Recruit

Vision: Seeing recruits: your freedom might be restricted, but you have enough strength to break down the barriers. You have not yet been able to cope emotionally with a humiliation.

Depth Psychology: Your efforts at self-realization will be restricted by external circumstances, or you will be asked to exercise more self-restraint. Sometimes (when you have taken self-discipline too far) the recruit is telling you to loosen the reins a bit. You will know which scenario most likely applies to you. See Parade, Soldier.... recruit dream meaning

Regulation, Rule

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about rules and regulations: your unconscious wants to give you advice. Can you “read” the regulations? What are they telling you? Check past experiences and what they taught you!... regulation, rule dream meaning

Rendezvous

Vision: If you have planned a rendezvous: be careful, you might ruin your good reputation. It’s not worth it.... rendezvous dream meaning

Rescue, Rescuing

Vision: Rescuing a person: you need to tackle a public duty and do it soon—not only for the recognition you will receive. Being rescued: you need strong, male support in order to overcome a crisis.

Depth Psychology: You are either very afraid, or the dream is a warning about a real danger that you need to try to avoid.... rescue, rescuing dream meaning

Rapier

Symbol: Unlike Freud, who insisted that the rapier is a phallic symbol, we believe today that the rapier stands for “separation,” for cutting something. See Scissors.

Vision: Dreaming about a rapier may have a sexual connotation, but the image can also stand for an immediate separation (or fear of separation). Being attacked by a rapier stands for a drastic event. Fighting with a rapier: success in the struggle to combat evil gossip, if you can keep present emotions under control.

Depth Psychology: The dream image of a rapier means you will soon be required to make an emotional decision.

The rapier might also be a symbol of aggressive sexuality. Woman may see such a dream as a sign of danger, since women generally have an aversion to violent sex.... rapier dream meaning

Ridicule

Vision: Dreaming about ridiculing others: you are not taking yourself too seriously.... ridicule dream meaning

Rigid, Rigidity

Vision: Why are you so rigid in your opinions and principles? Being stubborn won’t save you in the event that you are wrong. This toughness needs to be softened!... rigid, rigidity dream meaning

Robbery, Robber

Vision: If you are being robbed: you will have to face losses, but you are not altogether innocent in what is happening to you. Be especially careful right now. Being robbed while on a trip: don’t overdo it when exercising.

If you are the robber: you are about to get involved in a dangerous situation. Catching a robber in the act: be prepared to deal with a loss. Watching a robbery or being involved in one: hidden aggression; you are after something that is not yours. See Burglary, Thief.

Depth Psychology: The robber is part of your character, symbolizing primitive and dangerous impulses to which you should pay attention.

The dream is also a warning about losses to come— be very careful for the next couple of weeks. Sometimes the dream also warns you about a friend you trusted and who disappointed you.... robbery, robber dream meaning

Rock Crystal

Vision: Seeing a rock crystal in a dream or owning one has great symbolic meaning because it wants to guide you on your journey through life.

If the dream is pleasant, everything is going in the right direction.

The rock crystal symbolizes serenity, concentration, and noble goals. See Crystals, Jewels, Mountain.... rock crystal dream meaning

Rod, Cane

Symbol: The rod is a symbol of the power of invisible things.

Vision: W alking with a cane or seeing one: you have a good sense of yourself and should continue on your path—even if you have been uncertain at times. Leaning on a cane: you thought you could trust another person, but are now faced with the opposite situation. Getting hit with a cane: you are either learning a painful lesson or want revenge.

A broken cane: a quarrel with a person close to you.

Depth Psychology: The rod, as a phallic symbol, usually refers to sexual needs and desires. See Crutch.... rod, cane dream meaning

Rollerblading, Inline Skating

Vision: Watching someone rollerblading: you are too slow lately—others have passed you by.

If you are rollerblading: you are working on an important project and would like to get it over with—don’t be in a hurry, that won’t work. Looking at rollerblades: you must act fast.

Depth Psychology: Depending upon the rest of the images, the dream could have either meaning—slow down or get moving because others might overtake you.... rollerblading, inline skating dream meaning

Rope, Tightrope

Vision: Seeing a rope; you will soon make a commitment to a relationship. Untangling a rope: you are very tolerant and compassionate, and this makes a great impression on others. Climbing a rope: because of your courage and determination you will reach your goal. Seeing a tightrope: you are letting yourself be dragged into a very risk)’ adventure. Also, someone might be setting a trap for you.

If you are the tightrope acrobat: your serenity is threatened by others. You have lost the ground under your feet! Crashing to the ground: severe emotional conflicts are ahead. See String.

Depth Psychology: The rope represents your dependence on other people or things. Maybe you are asking others to pull with/or for you.

The acrobat on a tightrope (if the walk is successful) represents inner balancc or (if the crossing is not successful) the lack of it.

If the rope is strung very tight: be more tolerant toward others.... rope, tightrope dream meaning

Shaving, Shaver, Razor

Vision: If you are shaving: don’t let others talk you into something; people are playing games with you.

If someone else is shaving: deception is underfoot—someone is about to cheat you. Watching someone else shaving: don’t get involved in a questionable project.

Depth Psychology: A razor stands for a keen, logical, analytical mind (“razor sharp”). Sharp-edged logic, however, can quickly deflate feelings, emotions, and intuitive talents. You are walking on the razor’s edge. See Beard, Hair.... shaving, shaver, razor dream meaning

Stove / Range

Vision: In women’s dreams, the image of a stove or range means that everything is well with the family, particularly if a bright fire (without smoke) is burning in die stove. In men’s dreams, it means a steady love relationship. Watching the fire slowly burn down: a love relationship or marriage is soon coming to an end. See Oven.

Depth Psychology: The stove or range is seen in terms similar to Fire and always stands for your emotions. Is the flame of love still burning bright? Are you seeing only “silent embers”? An ice- cold stove indicates a similar condition—ice-cold emotions.... stove / range dream meaning

Swing, Rocking Horse

Vision: Sitting or swinging on a swing: you are too easily influenced by others, have a hard time making decisions and, generally speaking, may be fickle and sometimes downright unreliable. Looking at a swing: it is time to look at your inconsistency. Rocking on a rocking horse: you are frittering away your time; also, what you call love is really infatuation.

Depth Psychology: A swing means your moods are constantly “swinging back and forth.” In a man’s dream, it also might imply that—if married and having an affair—he can’t decide between his wife and his lover.

The dream is a warning: make a decision now and be more assertive.... swing, rocking horse dream meaning

Ruins, Ruin, Ruined

Vision: In men’s dreams, ruins indicate a craving for pleasure or too much ambition. Ruins are a warning about being more modest—otherwise, your health will be “in ruins.” Seeing a ruin: you are still holding on to something from the past, or neglecting something important in your life. Spending time in a ruin: something rather strange will take place—be careful. Seeing a burned-out ruin: right now you, too, are in need of some “reconstruction”; are you “burned out” from too many passion and cravings? See Fire.

Depth Psychology: A ruin might refer to past experiences that you have not processed yet. But in general, it reflects a fear of old age and illness, or of losing strength. Sometimes the dream is a warning of impending material losses (being “ruined”).... ruins, ruin, ruined dream meaning

Threshold, Ramp

Vision: Stepping over a threshold: you are going to enter a new phase in your private and professional life, or build a new home. Standing in front of a doorsill: be careful and don’t overlook a possibly difficult situation that might “trip you up.”

Depth Psychology: You have finally come to a decision, making it possible to find a new direction in life.

It is important to know whether you are standing in front of the threshold (still hesitating) or have already stepped across.... threshold, ramp dream meaning

Dance Recital

To dream about a dance recital indicates that you will soon be relocating, possibly to a new house or city.

To dream that you are in a dance recital suggests that there may be tension brewing between you and your peers.... dance recital dream meaning

Recital

To dream of a recital represents a struggle with public perceptions of you.

To be a great success in a recital in your dream indicates that you will meet success with a creative path in life.... recital dream meaning

Remodeling

To dream that you are remodeling suggests a need to reassess your core values and initiate the necessary changes and updates to your belief system.... remodeling dream meaning

Brook Or Running Water

Faithful friends, if the stream is clear. Otherwise, be careful. ... brook or running water dream meaning

Ear-rings

This omen in a dream signifies a quarrel. It does not matter whether you wear them, give them to someone, or receive them as a present.... ear-rings dream meaning

Hare Or Rabbit

This is not a good sign. Things will be difficult, but a change of residence or occupation will help to put matters right.... hare or rabbit dream meaning

Moving Or Removal

It is not a fortunate dream to see your furniture being Removed from one house to another It represents an obstacle.

If you see everything settled in comfort before the dream ends, then all will be well.... moving or removal dream meaning

Papering A Room

This foretells the illness of a friend.... papering a room dream meaning

Racehorse

To see a Racehorse, try to economise while there is time.

To ride one, do not speculate, luck is not with you.... racehorse dream meaning

Teeth {most Req. Word}

Teeth was the most requested dream word of all so here goes...

If you dream of having false teeth this indicates that you will have unexpected help on a problem.

To dream of rotten teeth shows that you have been telling someone a lie or using your smooth words for getting your own way no matter what.

If your teeth are rotten, crooked, and/or falling out this means that your lies are hurting someone very badly and that you will soon be found out.

If you dream you have swallowed a tooth you will soon have too ‘eat your words’. It becomes much easier to interpret this kind of dream if you think of teeth as representing words. When the dreamer is not the one with the bad teeth you will naturally have to watch out for someone lying to you.... teeth {most req. word} dream meaning

Rat-catcher

You can rely on having at least one “ friend in need.”... rat-catcher dream meaning

Readinq

It is not a good sign to dream that you are Reading; it foretells a dangerous venture, in which you will probably lose money.... readinq dream meaning

Refractory

To dream of Refractory children or animals means that you will be given a highly important post. ... refractory dream meaning

Registry-office

You stand at the cross-roads, decide quickly and do not look back.... registry-office dream meaning

Rent Clothes

To dream of holes in your clothes is a bad sign of losses in your fortune, but should you be mending them in your dream you will soon make good your losses.... rent clothes dream meaning

Revelry

A “ contrary” dream heralding misfortune unless you dream of looking on at the Revelry of others.... revelry dream meaning

Roast Meat

Affectionate greetings.... roast meat dream meaning

Robber Or Thief

It is considered fortunate to be molested by a Thief in your dream, provided you escape injury.... robber or thief dream meaning

Room A Strange

This unusual dream signifies success after you have almost given up hope. Persevere !... room a strange dream meaning

Rouse

To dream that you Rouse a person from a sleep is good.... rouse dream meaning

Rustic

This is a fortunate dream, meaning that a busier life will soon be yours, one in which you can be truly successful.... rustic dream meaning

Akashic Records

To dream of the Akashic Records represents your connection with the blueprint for your life and your highest possibilities. See Acorn.... akashic records dream meaning

Alternative Rock

See Rock and Roll and Music.... alternative rock dream meaning

Echinacea Root

Dreams of Echinacea represent holistic healing and your desire for improved health and stimulation.... echinacea root dream meaning

Head Rest

Dreams of a head rest represent that you are thinking nurturing thoughts, and taking your higher awareness seriously. Giving your head a rest from having to figure everything out and from having to know the answers.

The best solutions come when you are on a mental vacation and you allow your intuition to inform you.... head rest dream meaning

Off-ramp

Dreams of an off-ramp signify the desire for an exit, a departure from the course you are on, or perhaps simply the need for a break. See Break.... off-ramp dream meaning

Palm Reading / Palm Reader

Dreams of a palm reading signify your desire to get a handle on your future.

If you dream of a palm reader, then you are connecting with a future hope or desire as you realize that your future lies in your own hands. See Precognitive Dreams.... palm reading / palm reader dream meaning

Rap Music

If you dream of rap music this represents a desire to turn your feelings of injustice and oppression into creativity, success and empowerment. You may be coping with the challenges in your life by using your street smarts. See MTV.... rap music dream meaning

Rapid Dating

Dreams of rapid dating represent discernment, abundance and intuition with regards to intimacy. Also, dreams of rapid dating represent a desire to find “the one”, to meet an intimate partner, to play the field, and/or to get “out there” in the dating pool. Your are realizing that there are many options available to you with regards to romance, partnership and love. See Match.com.... rapid dating dream meaning

Rave

Dreaming of a rave is about wild, abandon, reckless ecstasy and a desire to feel at one with everyone and everything. See Burning Man, Dance and Drugs.... rave dream meaning

Raw Foods

Dreams of raw foods denote extreme attention to your intake of energy and your ability to make the most of a situation, and garner that, which supports your vitality. Perhaps you are feeling naked, unabashed, authentic, and connected to your spirit and pure essence. Alternatively, you may also be feeling raw and vulnerable, and desirous of a more juicy and passionate life.... raw foods dream meaning

Ray Bans

See Sunglasses.... ray bans dream meaning

Reality Tv

Dreams of a reality show represent the glorification of real-life and proof that art imitates life, and that your real life is as fascinating as anything that could be televised.... reality tv dream meaning

Recycle

Dreams of recycling represent that you are maximizing your energy and resources. You are connected to the cycles of life, as in the life/death/life process. Alternatively, this dream might be showing you that you have been recycling and rehashing disempowering thoughts about yourself and that perhaps it is time to throw them out for good. Consider the feeling tone. See Trash.... recycle dream meaning

Refinancing

Dreams of refinancing signify that you are taking stock on your personal assets, reframing your value, worth, power, equity, and are rearranging your belief systems around money and abundance, and your -worth.... refinancing dream meaning

Resuscitation

Dreams of resuscitation represent that you are breathing new life into an old relationship or project that you thought was dead. This might denote an unhealthy attachment, an unwillingness to let go, or a commitment that is strong enough to fend off death. Consider the feeling tone. See Resurrection and Recycle.... resuscitation dream meaning

Retail Therapy

Dreams of retail therapy denote insatiability and that you are buying into the idea that there is an external fix to an internal problem. Your dream is revealing that you have fallen prey to the belief that there is something “out there” that will make you sexier, wealthier, prettier, skinnier, and smarter. Alternatively, this dream could be showing you the abundance of resources to improve your life that are at your disposal. Consider the feeling tone. See Shopping and Bling-Bling.... retail therapy dream meaning

Ringtone

Dreams of a ring tone denote your -image, and that you are realizing that you have creative control over your life and personal expression. As in the sound of a ring, this dream may be a call for you to pay attention to an important message that is being broadcast to you; it is up to you to see what rings true. Consider the sound of the ringtone as an important aspect of the message of this dream.... ringtone dream meaning

Rite Of Passage

Dreams of a rite of passage signify that you are progressing, growing, changing and developing in an honorable way. You may be in the midst of a transition, in which case your dream may be giving you the message to deepen your connection to your spirit so that you may continue your positive momentum. See Ritual and Ceremony.... rite of passage dream meaning

Rock And Roll

Dreams of rock and roll signify that you are connecting to the longings and yearnings of your soul and that you are resonating with primal feelings of love, loss, and passion for life. You have a desire to express your passion, creative ideas, and to be wild and free. See Music.... rock and roll dream meaning

Role

Dreams of playing a role signify that you are gaining objectivity over the roles you play in life.

For example, you may be attached to your role as mother, student, teacher, provider, and are ignoring and squelching other important roles within you.... role dream meaning

Roller Blades

If you dream of roller-blading, then you are on the fast track of life.

If this dream feels exhilarating, then you are enjoying moving through life with velocity. If, however, you feel scared, then this denotes that your relationship or career is taking off too quickly, and you are feeling of unstable, ungrounded, and insecure.... roller blades dream meaning

Rose Bush

Dreams of a rose bush represent passion, great love, joy, expression and manifestation of your hearts desires.... rose bush dream meaning

Rustelin

See Botox.... rustelin dream meaning

Rv (recreational Vehicle)

Dreams of an RV represent that you are carrying home and a sense of belonging with you wherever you go. You are feeling stable, grounded and a sense of permanence in the midst of all the change and impermanence in your life.... rv (recreational vehicle) dream meaning

Talk Radio / Talk Show

If your dream features a particular host, DJ or TV or radio show, then you are identifying with the show’s point of view, either idealizing or opposing their opinion.

If you dream of being a guest on a radio program or of calling in, then this signifies your desire to expose and make public your opinions, passion, and feelings.

If you dream of a TV talk show, then this represents that you are becoming or expressing the area of expertise that you have mastered or that you will master. Consider the topic that is being discussed and the feeling tone of this dream. See Oprah, News or Radio.... talk radio / talk show dream meaning

Carpet / Rug / Mat

if it was large and new, then it is interpreted upon 8 sides: glory, high standing, honor, rank, blessing, wealth, long lifetime, compliments in proportion to his importance.... carpet / rug / mat dream meaning

Pathway / Road / Street

interpreted upon 5 sides: religion, [something] wanted, good deed, good, prosperity & comfort.... pathway / road / street dream meaning

Reckoning / Account Of The Judgment

interpreted upon 6 sides: of the torment from a sovereign / king or labor or disease or sorrow, or pains or short lifetime.... reckoning / account of the judgment dream meaning

Rein / Bridle

interpreted upon 6 sides: honor, high standing, sound / voice, silence, good manners & solemnity in matters / affairs.... rein / bridle dream meaning

Remembrance

interpreted upon 6 sides: children, wealth, high standing, strength, Guardianship & glory, state.... remembrance dream meaning

Ressurection / Judgement

interpreted, regarding the people of righteousness, upon 4 sides: salvation, joys & success & righteousness & the conclusion’s felicity. And regarding the people of forgetfulness it is in opposite to that.... ressurection / judgement dream meaning

Ringdove / Wood Pigeon

interpreted upon 3 sides: woman, child, [male] servant. *: a kind of the wild pigeon.

(good)... ringdove / wood pigeon dream meaning

Rod / Stick / Cane

interpreted upon 6 sides: man of good exterior / appearance, nice words & a just religious sovereign, compliment, improvement & usefulness & wealth.... rod / stick / cane dream meaning

Water Tub / Reservoir / Tank

interpreted upon 5 sides: a man helpful to the people, rich man or collected wealth, or scholar that serves the people by his knowledge. And contingently indicative of / signifies the doing of good deeds [if] the reservoir was built, and indicative of the opposite of that [if] it was destroyed.... water tub / reservoir / tank dream meaning

Deer / Reindeer

The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The deer symbolizes pride and nobility. We recognize our place in the world.... deer / reindeer dream meaning

Priests, Priestesses And Ministers Of All Religions

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

Rabble

See crowd... rabble dream meaning

Raf

See armed forces... raf dream meaning

Reality Television

See media and television... reality television dream meaning

Rehearsal / Rehearse

See theatre... rehearsal / rehearse dream meaning

Relations

See family... relations dream meaning

Religious Buildings

(Such as a church, mosque or temple) as an environment for us to consider our system of belief, any religious building will suggest a place of sanctuary and refuge and a place where we can be closer to whatever concept we have of the divine or ultimate power. Although we may not consciously adhere to any particular religion, most of us have principles by which we live, which will surface in dreams in recognisable images. Also consult the information about religious buildings in spiritual imagery in the introduction.... religious buildings dream meaning

Road Or Path

The road or path in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as in dreams, an individual vehicle represents the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path whereas turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end or non-success.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted it may be a period of time, or may mean an effort. Also consult the individual entries for crossroads, cul-de-sac and path.... road or path dream meaning

Road Rage

Road rage appearing in dreams is an aspect of suppressed anger. It signifies a complete loss of control, both of our emotions and of common sense. It will depend on whether we are the victim of such rage or the perpetrator as to the interpretation.... road rage dream meaning

Rob / Robber

See burglar, steal and thief... rob / robber dream meaning

Cafe, Restaurant

If you dream of a busy caf? when you sit alone at a table, this indicates a feeling of “being lonely in a crowd,” of alienation from the world around you.

If you’re with a group of friends, however, support of all kinds is available from people who care for you.

If the caf? is chic and nicely decorated, your world is pretty much in order, but if it’s a shabby place, both your spirits and your life circumstances could use a lift, and you may need to seek it outside your usual domain... cafe, restaurant 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

Religious Icon

If the icon featured a portrait of a saint or other religious figure, find out what tradition is associated with that person.

For example, if the saint was St. Christopher, then you may be on your way to taking a long journey.

If the saint was St. Jude, something wonderful and totally unexpected will happen.

If the portrait was of the Virgin Mary, someone will intercede for you in a disagreement and put it to an end.

Icons in general seem to bring a message that coming changes in your life, however stressful they may be, are beneficial and can be dealt with fairly easily.... religious icon dream meaning

Robber, Robbery

(see Stealing)

If the dreamer is concerned about safety, security, and financial affairs, this dream could reflect those fears. Whether the fear - that someone in some way is going to rip you off - is real or not depends on the circumstances and other symbols in the dream.

If the dreamer is looking for love, this could represent a warning: The dreamer could meet and fall for someone fascinating, but who has an agenda of his or her own and could end up breaking the dreamer’s heart.... robber, robbery dream meaning

Bank Robbery

To dream that you are robbing a bank, signifies that you are wasting too much energy on something. You are in danger of depleting your inner resources.

If you witness a bank robbery in your dream, it is a warning that you should not gossip or tell your secrets to strangers, or the consequences will be unhappy.... bank robbery dream meaning

Book Report

To dream of being assigned, or working on, a book report sometimes foretells academic success. Alternatively, to dream about a book report may suggest anxieties about a current assignment or project. You may need to stop procrastinating.... book report dream meaning

Can’t Run

To dream that you are running in slow motion - or that you are trying to run but cannot make your feet move as fast as you want them to - signifies a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence on your part. Try to believe in yourself more.... can’t run dream meaning

Change Room

To dream about a change room suggests that you are going through a transition period in your life.

If you dreamed of putting on a new outfit in one, good luck is ahead for you. However, if you dreamed of getting/being undressed in one, or being trapped in one, you will have setbacks and may not get everything you want.... change room dream meaning

Class Reunion

To dream of a class reunion suggests that you will have outside help in achieving your ambitions.... class reunion dream meaning

Fast Food Restaurant

To dream that you are in a fast food restaurant suggests you are feeling overwhelmed by choices that you need to make in your life. This dream can also mean you are seeking emotional nourishment outside of your family or regular group of friends.... fast food restaurant dream meaning

Ice Rink

In dreams, an ice rink is a symbol of pleasant social activity with friends.... ice rink dream meaning

Cheating - In A Relationship

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

If you dream that your partner was okay with you cheating, you may feel be feeling guilty about something. Alternately, this dream can suggest that you are exploring areas of your sexuality, but still wish to remain with your real-life partner.

To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.

To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... cheating - in a relationship dream meaning

Insect Repellant

To dream about insect repellant suggests that you have the strength and ability to deal with the issues and/or people who are annoying or troubling you. This dream may also signify the need to wipe the slate clean and start fresh in some situation.... insect repellant dream meaning

Jump Rope

To dream that you are jumping rope, suggests that your sensational escapades will shock your friends.

If you dream of jumping rope with young children, this represents your selfish and boastful qualities.... jump rope dream meaning

Mind Reading

If you dreamed of reading someone else’s mind, it may mean you are nervous about knowing the real truth about that person or a situation they are associated with. This dream can also mean that you need to pay closer attention to what people are trying to tell you.

If you dream that others can read your mind, you are anxious about people being able to “see through you” - perhaps because you have made a mistake or done something you know is wrong.... mind reading dream meaning

Mood Ring

To dream of a mood ring signifies a hazy concept of who you are and questions about your self-identity. You are confused about your purpose or goals in life.... mood ring dream meaning

Nail Polish Remover

To dream abuot nail polish remover suggests that you are feeling guilty or regretful about something that you’ve done. You may be worried about how other people will interpret your actions.... nail polish remover dream meaning

Pep Rally

To dream about a pep rally represents your need for social contact and communication. You need to keep in mind that the personal choices you make, also affect those around you. Your dream may be telling you to offer more praise and encouragement toward others.... pep rally dream meaning

Racism

To see or experience racism in your dream, actually indicates that you may be too judgmental and discriminatory in some situation of your waking life. Perhaps you have falsely pre-judged someone because of the way he or she appeared.

To dream that you are racist, indicates your unwillingness and refusal to be pushed aside. You refuse to be dismissed.... racism dream meaning

Radiation / Radiation Sickness

To dream about radiation, or to see others become sick from radiation in your dream, suggests that you need to get rid of something in your life that is causing you much sickness, stress or negativity. This dream may also signal a part of yourself that needs to be healed, either physically or mentally. Perhaps you are indulging in too much self-pity, and need to stop feeling sorry for yourself. However, if you dreamed that you became sick from radiation, this is a warning that you are introducing something into your life that is harmful to your well-being. This may be feelings of bitterness, jealousy or other bad feelings that are consuming you. Or, it could symbolize a person you have started to spend time with, who is very bad for you.... radiation / radiation sickness dream meaning

Rap Music / Rapping

If you dream of rap music, whether you were listening or performing, you need to express your true thoughts and feelings more. Expressing the truth can be scary, but your relationships and personal happiness will improve if you can put your feelings and opinions into words.... rap music / rapping dream meaning

Rastafarian

If you dream about a rastafarian, it is an omen that you should stay true to positive values and not let others influence you from following the right path.... rastafarian dream meaning

Read / Reading

To dream that you are reading, symbolizes that you need to obtain more information or knowledge before making a decision.

To see others reading in your dream, represents kind friends.... read / reading dream meaning

Real Estate Agent

If you dreamed about a real estate agent (or if you were one in your dream), you will soon have a pleasant change of surroundings.

If you purchased or sold a house through the agent in your dream, this predicts an increase in material wealth, possibly through inheritance.... real estate agent dream meaning

Recreational Vehicle / Rv

If you dreamed of an RV, you can expect a complete change of circumstances. Be confident - this dream also suggests that you have have the flexible personality to successfully adapt to the changes that are coming.... recreational vehicle / rv dream meaning

Refridgerator

A dream that features a refridgerator represents the need for spiritual and emotional nourishing. It can also mean the answer to a nagging question is within you.... refridgerator dream meaning

Replaced

If you dream of being or feeling replaced by someone else, there’s some issue that you are not confronting. You are experiencing a struggle between your conscious mind - the way you act and talk with everyone - and your unconscious mind, or your inner values. You may be having trouble regarding a difficult decision.... replaced dream meaning

Reproductive System

To dream about the female reproductive system is symbolic of inner changes. It may foretell a new project or stage of life. This dream can also represent anxiety about being pregnant, or relate to real-life concerns about sex and sexuality. Also see “Birth” and “Birth Control” in this dream dictionary.... reproductive system dream meaning

Retainer

Dreaming of your retainer (tooth straightener) symbolizes major frustration, especially if you dreamed up losing it.

The good news is, the trauma you are going through will be immediately followed by a new beginning.... retainer dream meaning

Revolving Doors

Revolving doors suggest that you are literally moving in circles and going nowhere. You may feel that your opportunities and choices lead to a dead end.... revolving doors dream meaning

Rhinocerous

To see a rhinoceros in your dream, suggests that you need to keep working toward your goals and do not take “no” for an answer. Do not let any obstacles sidetrack you from your destination. You need to be more aggressive to get what you want.... rhinocerous dream meaning

Rip / Ripped

If you dreamed of ripping something that doesn’t belong to you, you will have a period of bad luck.

To see or find something of yours ripped is a good sign, meaning you will have an unexpected triumph or gain.... rip / ripped dream meaning

Road Trip

To dream that you are taking a road trip, is symbolic of your life’s journey.

If the dream was generally positive, this suggests that you are headed in the right direction in your life. This dream can also suggest that you have a tendency to worry needlessly over situations that will work out fine in the end.

To dream that you are the person driving the car on a road trip, signifies that you are in complete control of a particular situation in your waking life.... road trip dream meaning

Rock Star

A dream of being a rock star means friendships are going well.

To see a famous rock star in your dream, symbolizes a sense of belonging.

To understand the deeper meaning of your dream, think about whether you were chasing the rock star (wanting to belong), accepted by him/her (feeling like you belong) and so on. Of course, this might also be a straight-forward dream of romantic attraction.... rock star dream meaning

Roller Blading / Roller Skating

To dream of roller blading, especially outdoors, signifies that you are moving through life with ease and purpose.... roller blading / roller skating dream meaning

Roller Rink

To dream of a roller rink warns that a fickle friend will disappoint you.... roller rink dream meaning

Roman Numerals

If you dreamed of Roman numerals and can’t remember the numbers they represented after waking up, this predicts a period of confusion and surprises regarding the affairs of others.

If you do remember what the numbers were, this foretells good luck and opportunities to improve your circumstances ahead. Consider what the numbers might represent - or who they could relate to - in your real life.... roman numerals dream meaning

Roommate

To dream of getting a new roommate suggests that a big change in coming into your life.

If you dream about an old roommate, you are reflecting on your past. Perhaps you need to learn a lesson from a past experience. It’s also possible that you are simply missing the person you dreamed about.

If you dream about fighting with your roommate, you may run into unpleasant encounters with social rivals.

If you dream that your roommate moved out without telling you, may suggest your fear of change or being abandoned by people.... roommate dream meaning

Rot / Rotten

To dream that something is rotten, suggests that you are wasting away your potential. You have failed to make use of the opportunities that have come your way. However, if you dream of rotten fruit, this is a sign that someone in your life is being untruthful.... rot / rotten dream meaning

Rubber Duck

To see a rubber duck in your dream, means that you have the flexibility to adapt to various situations.... rubber duck dream meaning

Rumor

To dream that you are the center of some gossip is a good sign, symbolizing a pleasurable surprise that will come to you.

If you dream of spreading a rumor about another person, your overconfidence in your acquaintances will lead to some humiliation or trouble for you.... rumor dream meaning

Running In Slow Motion

To dream that you are running in slow motion - or that you are trying to run but cannot make your feet move as fast as you want them to - signifies a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence on your part. Try to believe in yourself more.... running in slow motion dream meaning

Running Shoes

To see or wear running shoes in your dream suggests that you are approaching life with a good attitude, and few obstacles are in your way. It also suggests that you are comfortable with who you are. Sometimes, this dream can also mean the dreamer is a very busy person with lots on the go.... running shoes dream meaning

Runny Nose

It is very positive to dream of having a runny nose! It signifies very good luck for the dreamer, especially with money and health.... runny nose dream meaning

Runway

To dream of an airplane runway represents creativity and freedom. You are about to enter an exciting time in your life.

If you dreamed of a fashion runway, whether you were walking on it or not, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed or pressured in real life. Give yourself a break and try to express any pent-up feelings to a good friend.... runway dream meaning

Skipping Rope

To dream that you are skipping rope, suggests that your sensational escapades will shock your friends.

If you dream of skipping rope with young children, this represents your selfish and boastful qualities.... skipping rope dream meaning

Waxing (hair Removal)

A dream that you are waxing any part of your body (for hair removal) suggests that you are making a minor life-changing decision. Some aspect of your daily routine is being altered. Alternatively, it may represent your self-punishment or tough attitude on yourself.

If you burn yourself with the wax, or your skin looks otherwise unpleasant, this represents your fear about facing a harsh reality.

To dream that someone else is waxing you, represents a loss of your independence. You are relying on others to get you through some difficult times. You need to build up your self-esteem.

If you saw someone else waxing in your dream, there is some conflict in your self-image. Perhaps what you project to others does not match who you really are inside.... waxing (hair removal) dream meaning

X-ray Vision

If you dream of having X-ray vision, you need to look beneath the surface of a situation in your life to see what’s really going on. Use your intuition.... x-ray vision dream meaning

Autumn Colored Trees (orange Gold Red)

Family issues bring out the truth of God-Mind that makes you angry... autumn colored trees (orange gold red) dream meaning

Camp / Retreat

Buried memories. ... camp / retreat dream meaning

Doorbell, Ringing

Arrival of new frequency in your life. ... doorbell, ringing dream meaning

Mouth, Roof Of

Information specifically for future.... mouth, roof of dream meaning

Realtor, Male

Aspect of right-brain that helps to search for answers.... realtor, male dream meaning

Reception Room

Pineal gland function.... reception room dream meaning

Red / $5

Need to heal anger.... red / $5 dream meaning

Road, Opposite Side Of

Crossing over to another reality; balancing.... road, opposite side of dream meaning

Road, Third On Right

Superconscious mind.... road, third on right dream meaning

Rummage Sale

Salvaging old ideas.... rummage sale dream meaning

Top Was Rocky

Difficulty understanding Oversoul. ... top was rocky dream meaning

Two-lane Road

Left-brain, Right-brain.... two-lane road dream meaning

Resolver

See GUN.... resolver dream meaning

Ex-relationships

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

• However, dreams deal with emotions and memories and any new relationship exposes you to emotional vulnerability. This will trigger your dreaming mind to conjure up examples of when you felt similarly vulnerable which will tend to involve your exes. Explore issues of insecurity.... ex-relationships dream meaning

Running Out Of Time

The sense of time running out often expresses a genuine desire for more time and is also about getting older.

• Are you worried about missing out or being too late for something? This is a progress report on your life.

• Look at where you sabotage your success. Are you using lack of time as an excuse for not doing what you know you really need to be doing? • This dream is reminding you that time is a precious commodity. Consider your use of it wisely and make the most of the time you have.... running out of time dream meaning

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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

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.

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Radium

Almost unlimited wealth but very little per- sonal satisfaction is fore- cast in a dream featuring radium.

If your dream concerned a radium burn, it is a warning to avoid all personal risks for the fol- lowing month or so.... radium dream meaning

Dream Symbols

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Rag(s)

Clean rags predict a period of prosperity, but dirty or soiled ones sug- gest that you need to re- assess your behavior and/ or your current compan- ions from a moral stand- point If your dream con- cerned ragged clothing or other articles, see under separate listings.... rag(s) dream meaning

Rancid

Rancid food in a dream is a warning to guard your health by avoiding excesses in food.... rancid dream meaning

Ranger(s)

Travel is forecast in a dream featuring these guardians of nature.... ranger(s) dream meaning

Rattrap

To dream of catching a rat in a trap is a sign of improving circumstances; a dream of setting a trap augurs a sudden release from worry.... rattrap dream meaning

Ravioli

See Spaghetti•... ravioli dream meaning

Dream Meaning And Symbol

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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.

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Read

Reading in a dream is a generally favorable omen signifying progress.

If you were reading aloud, it predicts help from outside sources; to hear someone else read foretells future comfort and peace of mind.

See also under Book, Newspaper, Print, and Letter.... read dream meaning

Resolutions

See New Year.... resolutions dream meaning

Reverses

A peculiar form of contrary omen, for if you dreamed of having reverses, you can expect to have some, but they will be the kind from which you will quickly recover and eventually benefit.

To dream of someone else suffering reverses predicts a sadness or illness for that person.... reverses dream meaning

Rise

To rise from the ground signifies victory over op- position; from a chair portends a temporary upset; from a couch or bench indicates an unexpected obstacle to be overcome.

See also Arise.... rise dream meaning

Rocker

If the rocking chair was occupied, it forecasts contentment and relief from worry; if it was empty, it portends a period of loneliness and frustration, but dont’t despair-like the seasons it will soon pass.... rocker 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

Rolling Pin

Use of a rolling pin in your dream for its proper purpose indicates a happy family reunion, but if used in any other man- ner, it is a warning against hasty actions inspired by temper.... rolling pin dream meaning

Rolls-royce

This interna- tional status symbol fea- tured in your dream sug- gests that a new offer or opportunity (either now under consideration or soon to come) will actually he better than it appears and you would be wise to accept it.... rolls-royce dream meaning

Rotunda

See Dome.... rotunda dream meaning

Rodder

If the rudder was damaged or broken, the dream is warning you to avoid travel for the following two or three weeks; featured in any other way it indicates that your present course will lead to happiness.

Persevere.... rodder dream meaning

Rummage

Small profits are predicted in a dream featuring rummage.... rummage dream meaning

Rampant

see Animal(s) sections (3) and (4)... rampant dream meaning

Renovation

Renovation, particularly of a house, may symbolize self-renewal or rejuvenation. Are you set in your ways; old before your time? Now is the time to give long-awaited fulfilment to basic urges and desires; to make a clean sweep and start life afresh, without old restrictive attitudes and preconceptions.

RESTRAINT / RESTRICTION... renovation dream meaning

Resurrection / Resuscitation

see Rebirth... resurrection / resuscitation dream meaning

Road Block

If you can identify what the block symbolizes, you will know what it is that prevents you from reaching the fulfilment you desire.

If there are policemen or soldiers there, do they represent your super-ego (‘conscience’)? If so, bear in mind that our inhibitions are not always rational and do not always serve our best interests. The main thing is to enter into dialogue with those who have made the road blocks: ask them why they are blocking your way, and who put them up to it?... road block 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

Air-sea Rescue

(see also Sea) (1) The sea may represent your mother.

If you need to assert your independence from your mother, therefore, the dream may mean that rescue is at hand - rescue from the possessive psychological grip of your mother. See also Mother.

(2) The sea may represent the feminine in genera]. In this case your dream may be drawing your attention to (the need for) some remedy for an imbalance in your psyche caused, for example, by insufficient assertiveness. See also Woman; and see pages 46-49 on anima / animus.

(3) The sea may be a symbol of the unconscious. In this case, the aircraft in the dream may symbolize reason rescuing you from a hitherto uncontrolled sea of emotions - uncontrolled because unrecognized and repressed.

NB To be ‘rescued from the unconscious’ means only to put an end to a situation in which vour life is being determined and shaped by forces outside vour control (a situation symbolized bv drowning). It does not mean that the unconscious is itself a negative, harmful thing. On the contrary, it is vour unconscious that is telling vou - in the dream - that something has gone wrong in your life and what you must do to put vour house in order.

(4) For Jung the first stage of the individuation process is the establishing of the person’s individual ego-identity, and this involves a struggle of consciousness to lift itself out of the all-encompassing darkness of unconscious existence. See also Drowning.... air-sea rescue dream meaning

Road Junction

see Crossroads... road junction dream meaning

Runaway / Rogue

see Vagrant / Vagabond... runaway / rogue dream meaning

Bar, Bar Room

Usually represents looking for strength from without instead of within; need for self-acceptance, companionship, overcoming fear of rejection. Escape; numbing feelings and attunement to self and others. Also, transformation of consciousness, drinking of higher power. See Alcohol.... bar, bar room dream meaning

Grate / Railing

Dreaming that you jump a railing is a sign that you will reach all objectives; to climb over it a sign that illegal methods may be used to get there. Falling from a railing announces an upcoming setback, as much as economic as health; to stay seated on it that you are hoping for the resolution of the problems. Finally, when a woman dreams that she is building a railing, she will have a stable and happy home.... grate / railing dream meaning

Radiography

Dreaming of radiography is a sign of someone that you strongly believe spreads rumors about you and grossly judges you.... radiography dream meaning

Raptor

A raptor is, almost always, an alarm that warns of near danger. It indicates distrust and fear of the dreamer towards something that is blossoming over you.... raptor dream meaning

Reform

If you dream that you are renovating the house, it could indicate the deen for change of aspect or image. There is something in you that has deteriorated and needs a good reform.... reform dream meaning

Childhood Recollections

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

Unfulfilled instinctual desires provide the energy for manv of our dreams, and the fact that an instinctive desire remains unfulfilled may be connected with a traumatic experience in childhood. That experience has probably been repressed because it was traumatic - causing guilt, anxiety, fear of punishment. (For repression) Your dreams may, therefore, be helping you to uncover the source of these blockages which inhibit the free flow of the natural forces within you.

(2) Recurring dreams may represent some psychic disturbance or problem that originated in childhood. Here are some examples:

Dreams of being naked may sometimes represent recollections of, and perhaps longing for, the paradise of childhood when one w alked

around unclothed without embarrassment. (Sometimes these dreams, as Freud said, express a desire for someone of the opposite sex to present himself / herself in the nude, and stem from sexual frustration.)

Dreams of flying or falling may derive from childhood enjoyment of swings and see-saws. They may express straightforward yearnings for the remembered joy of childhood, but they may also reflect one’s present state of unhappiness and a futile desire to retreat from one’s problematic adult life. A problem is not a thing; rather, it is a relationship - for example, a relationship of conflict either between your external circumstances and your inner wishes (in which case the solution consists in either remov ing yourself from the circumstances or modifying your wishes) or between one part of your psyche and another (in which case the solution is to integrate the part that has been neglected). See also Falling, Flying.

Dreams of failure stem from childhood fears of disapproval from parents. However, die fact that your dreams contain these recollections suggests that you have programmed yourself for anxiety.

If so, begin by loving the child that is still within you: reassure it, tell it that everything is all right and that there is no such thing as failure where there is love. See also Failure.

(3) Dreams which contain recollections of yourself as a free and happy child may indicate a desire to find your true self. The child is then a symbol of the complete and permanent inner freedom and joy which are enjoyed only when you have become acquainted with all the forces within you - both conscious and unconscious - and have established harmonious relationships among them. See also Child, sections (2)-(4).

(4) The child may represent the primitive psyche with which your conscious ego needs to get acquainted if wholeness is to be achieved. This primitive psvche is the mind of humankind in its infancy, before the development of self-consciousness and reasoning. This original awareness is still with us, but buried in unconsciousness.... childhood recollections dream meaning

Restraint / Restriction

In addition to the meanings given under Imprison and Prison, there is the possibility that the dream is referring to restraints and restrictions in your external circumstances, or to those mental and physical limitations that begin to manifest themselves from the age of forty-five onwards. Restrictions and limitations may have the positive value of drawing

your attention from egotistic pursuits to things that matter more: for instance, loss of intellectual sharpness does not disqualify you from gaining self-knowledge; and the latter may be helped by the collapse of egotism. However, if you judge that the restrictions are purely negative, take steps to remove them or to find alternative supplies of satisfaction.

If neither of these options seems to avail and the only remaining option is to accept the inevitable, this may well be life’s way of reminding you of what is important in life.... restraint / restriction dream meaning

Robber(y)

(1) The robber may be anyone or any part of yourself that threatens your independence or your chances of finding personal fulfilment. Is treasure stolen? The treasure is your (true) self.

(2) In a woman’s dream it is possible that the robber may be her father or her mother, in which case what she has been robbed of may be her penis! According to Freud, a female infant, seeing boys’ genitals, feels she has been castrated to prevent the fruition of her love for her mother.

Similarly, men may dream of their father as a robber. A male infant, said Freud, desires his mother and fears that his father may castrate him out of jealousy.

The occurrence of such dreams might suggest that the Oedipus complex has not been resolved in the dreamer. (For Oedipus complex).... robber(y) dream meaning

Rejuvenation

This dream reflects the desire to go back to a happy time; or rather, the need to take up issues that were left unresolved in the past.

It is also a symbol of vitality, and indicates a moment in which you regain hope and strength that you believed lost.

It is a calming dream that reminds the dreamer that they are still young and strong for their age, or that they are not as old as they feel.... rejuvenation dream meaning

Remembering

A dream in which you remember something that you tend to forget while awake could be a warning from the subconscious not to forget something. Occasionally, you awake in an abrupt manner to make sure that your memory has not fooled you in a way that could bring negative consequences.... remembering dream meaning

Riding Crop

A crop is a symbol of power over others.

If the dreamer carries a crop in her hand it can be interpreted as a sign of confidence, but also as an intransigent attitude toward people around her, in her daily life. Conversely, being hit by someone else’s crop reflects fear and inferiority complex.... riding crop dream meaning

Stain Remover

Stain remover means that you should not hold a grudge towards someone with whom you have had a confrontation.... stain remover 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

Razor Blades

A razor blade is a very small but very sharp-edged metal tool.

The combination of its size and ability to cut very deeply is symbolic of the way in which innocuous moments can hurt without warning, like a sharp tone of voice or sudden action that hurts someone’s feelings deeply.

If a razor blade appears in a dream, either you may be experiencing such wounds from someone in your life or you may be the one at risk of hurting others without meaning to.... razor blades dream meaning

Bar / Rod

The male member. Power. Rigidity. What we do with a bar in a dream can indicate how we are expressing our power. Also note “bar” in the sense of blocking the way, or a barrier, as in the expression “color bar.”... bar / rod dream meaning

Remote

Remote in the sense of a television remote may relate to control issues that suggest the dreamer’s “buttons are getting pushed” by a relationship that feels too controlling. If, in terms of the alternative meaning of the term “remote,” the dreamer feels distanced by the objects or people in their dream, perhaps they are mirroring the ways in which they distance themselves from people in their environment.... remote dream meaning

Restriction

Any form of restriction in a dream often mirrors some frustration in the dreamer’s personal or business life.

The dreamer may be imposing restrictions on himself or herself as well as on others.... restriction dream meaning

Running / Runaway

Running away or escaping may indicate that the dreamer needs to get away from a person or situation that is overwhelming the dreamer.

A slower pace of life may be indicated.... running / runaway 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: İnnocence, 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: İnspiration

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: İnnocence, 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): İnconstancy

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): İnnocence and purity

Rose (white and red mixed): Unity, flower emblem of england

Rose (yellow): Decrease of love, jealousy

Rosebud (general): Beauty and youth

Rosebud (moss): Confessions of love

Rosebud (red): Pure and lovely

Rosebud (white): Girlhood

Roses (bouquet of mature blooms): Gratitude

Roses (single full bloom): I love you, ı still love you

Smilax: Loveliness

Snapdragon: Presumption

Spider flower: Run away with me

Star of Bethlehem: Hope

Statice: Success

Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage, desire to travel

Stock: Bonds of affection, you’ll always be beautiful to me

Sunflower: Pride, sunshine, adoration

Sweetpea: Shyness, thank you for a lovely time

Tulip (general): Love, flower emblem of holland

Tulip (pink): Caring

Tulip (purple): Royalty

Tulip (red): Declaration of love

Tulip (variegated): Beautiful eyes

Tulip (white): Forgiveness

Tulip (yellow): Passionate longing

Violet (general): Modesty, faithfulness

Violet (blue): Watchfulness, faithfulness, ı’ll always be true

Violet (white): Adventure, risk taking

Viscaria: Celebration

Wisteria: Welcome, steadfast

Zinnia (magenta): Lasting affection, thoughts of friends

Zinnia (mixed): Thinking (or in memory) of an absent friend

Zinnia (scarlet): Constancy

Zinnia (white): Goodness

Zinnia (yellow): Daily remembrance ... dream it with flowers dream meaning

Letters In Dream

The Letter A

First letter of the alphabet. The corresponding letter of the Greek alphabet is alpha. Alpha and omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, symbolize the beginning and the end and, in the New Testament, Christ. In musical notation, the letter is the symbol of a note in the scale. The symbol can also refer to a blood group, a vitamin, the months August and April, or any word, place, sound or name represented by the letter ‘a’. In education, a grade of A typically represents the highest score that students can achieve.

The Letter B

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘b’. The second in a series. Something shaped like the letter B. The second best or second highest in quality or rank. A mark of‘B’ on a term paper. A written or printed mark representing this note. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this tone. One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. The symbol for the chemical Boron.

The Letter C

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘c’. The third in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘c’. The third best or third highest in quality or rank; a mark of C on a term paper. The first tone in the scale of C major or the third tone in the relative minor scale.

Symbol for the element carbon and the Roman numeral 100. A circled‘c’ represents copyright or ownership.

The Letter D

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘d’. The fourth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘d’. The lowest passing grade given to a student in a school or college. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In Roman numerals, the number 500.

The Letter E

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘e’. The fifth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘e’. In education, a grade that indicates a ‘fail’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. The hypothesized traditional source of those narrative portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to as Elohim, so therefore a word of great power. In weather forecasting and geography, E stands for east, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter F

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘f’. The sixth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘f’. In education, a grade that indicates a ‘fail’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In chemistry, F is the symbol of the element fluorine.

The Letter G

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘g’. The seventh in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘g’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In physics, G stands for the gravitational constant, the force that brings you back to earth.

The Letter H

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘h’. The eighth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘h’. In chemistry, H is the symbol for the element hydrogen.

The Letter I

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘i’. The ninth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘i’. A symbol for the self, the person you are.

The Letter J

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘j’. Symbol of January, June and July or the Jack in a deck of cards. The tenth in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘j’. The hypothesized traditional source of those portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to with the Tetragrammaton rather than as Elohim, therefore a letter of power.

The Letter K

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘k’. The 11th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘k’. In chemistry, K is the symbol for the element potassium. In law, K is a symbol for contract and in baseball for a strikeout.

The Letter L

Any name, word, place or sound presented by the letter‘l’. The 12th in a series. Something shaped like a‘k’. In the movie Men In Black, agent‘L’ (as in ‘elle’, French for‘she’) is the lead female character.

The Letter M

Any name, word, place, or sound represented by the letter‘m’. The 13th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘m’. In information systems, M is often used as the abbreviation for the male sex in personal data records. In calendars, M is often an abbreviation for Monday, or for the months March or May. In French, and some English works by French authors, M. is an abbreviation for Monsieur.

The Letter N

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘n’. The 14th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘n’. In weather forecasting and geography, N stands for north, one of the four cardinal directions. In calendars, N is often an abbreviation for the month November. In chemistry, N is the symbol for nitrogen.

The Letter O

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘o’. The 15th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘o’. One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. Zero or nothing. In chemistry, O is the symbol of the element oxygen, essential for life.

The Letter P

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘p’. Symbol for the smallest unit of the British currency, the penny. The 16th in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘p’. In chess, P is a symbol for the pawn. In chemistry, P is the symbol for phosphorus, something that spontaneously combusts at room temperature.

The Letter Q

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘q’. The 17th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘q’. A hypothetical lost manuscript, consisting largely of sayings of Jesus, that is believed to have been the source of passages in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. In chess, Q is a symbol for the queen. It is also the symbol for a question, as in

The Letter R

Any word, name, place, or sound represented by the letter‘r’. The 18th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘r’. In film, R is a rating given by film classification boards meaning‘restricted’. R is sometimes used as a symbol for river.

The Letter S

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘s’. Symbol of the snake. The 19th in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘s’. In chemistry, S is the symbol of the element sulfur. In weather forecasting and geography, S stands for south, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter T

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘t’. The 20th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘t’. In calendars, T is often an abbreviation for Tuesday or Thursday. In propositional logic, T is the symbol for true.

The Letter U

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘u’. The 21st in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘u’. A grade that indicates an unsatisfactory status. In communication, U is an abbreviation for the word‘you’ in SMS or instant messaging.

The Letter V

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘v’. The 22nd in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘v’. V is for Victory. In computing, V is an operation on a semaphore, used for process synchronization. In grammar, v is an abbreviation for verb or action.

The Letter W

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘w’. The 23rd in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘w’. In weather forecasting and geography, W stands for west, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter X

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘x’. The 24th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘x’. A mark inscribed to represent the signature of someone who is unable to sign their name. An unknown or unnamed factor, thing or person. To delete, cancel, or obliterate with a series of Xs. Often used with the word‘out’. In films, X used to be the rating given to films suitable for an adult-only audience. A symbol for Christ, as in Xmas. In genetics, X denotes the X chromosome and XX denotes female in the XY sex-determination system

The Letter Y

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘y’. The 25th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘y’. In genetics, Y denotes the Y or male chromosome and XY denotes male in the XY sex- determination system. In Internet slang,‘why’ is commonly denoted by Y due to the similarity in pronunciation.

The Letter Z

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘z’. The 26th or last place in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘z’. In cartoons, multiple Zs are slang for sleep. In mathematics, z denotes a complex variable.

... letters in dream dream meaning

Varieties Of Flying Dream

Another way of interpreting flying dreams is that they symbolize your strong mind and will. You feel invincible and nobody can tell you what you cannot do and accomplish. Undoubtedly these dreams leave you with a great sense of freedom.... varieties of flying dream dream meaning

Riding A Horse

A dream of riding a horse may be associated with your sex life, and how fulfilled or inhibited you are.

If you are enjoying the ride, it could indicate a rewarding love affair, or the desire for one. On the other hand, if you are afraid of falling, you may feel inhibited sexually, or be unable to commit to your partner. The same meaning is applied to dreams of riding a motor cycle or a bicycle.

If you were riding another animal, think about what that animal represents in waking life.... riding a horse dream meaning

Running Events

Hurdles: In your dreams hurdles represent the obstacles that hinder your progress. Did they knock you over, or did you knock them over? Did you navigate your way successfully over them without touching them?

Marathon: If your race was a marathon, this indicates that work or life has become an exhausting slog.

If you win the marathon, this suggests you have the confidence to achieve your aims, but if you fail to finish, this suggests that insecurities in waking life are holding you back.

Relay race: In the relay race of your life, were you successful at passing the baton or did you fumble things and ruin your team’s chances?... running events 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

Walking / Running / Cycling

In general, activities such as walking, running and cycling are self-sufficient, pro-active and personal modes of progression, owing their movement entirely to will and physical effort. A possible Gestalt interpretation would be to regard dreams of walking, running or cycling as projections of the dreamer’s developing independence and autonomy. Your competence within your dream activity depicts your emotional stage.

If you are agile, this suggests you are coping well.

If movements flow, you feel in harmony with your emotions and your sexuality. If, however, you get stuck, feel stiff and cannot move easily, this could indicate that your personal development is held back by anxieties and fears. To dream you are walking is probably a comment on the pace of your waking life, and how well you are coping with all your responsibilities.

If you are walking confidently, it could indicate that you are in control and taking things in your stride. Consider your destination. Do you know what it is?

To dream that you are walking at night signifies discontent.

If you are limping, this refers to a lack of balance in some area in your life. Perhaps you feel that you are giving more than you are getting back at work, or in a particular relationship. To dream that you are marching suggests teamwork, or the need to involve yourself more with other people in order to achieve results.

If you were running or racing and keeping up with the others, this is a positive sign, but if you were falling behind or trying and failing to win a race, you need to rethink your schedule in daily life to relieve some of the pressures on you.

When specific activities appear in a dream, you might also need to consider whether or not you are filling your waking hours with productive and positive activities. It may be that changes need to be made. For example, if you dream of running, this could simply indicate your need to exercise more. Alternatively, it could suggest that you are exercising too much, and need to get balance back into your life.

See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS; LEISURE.... walking / running / cycling dream meaning

Receiving A Diploma

If you dream of stepping onto stage to receive a degree, diploma or award, this is pure wish-fulfillment. In your dreams, you have the recognition, the qualification, the status, the applause and the sense of achievement you long for in waking life. Although this kind of dream does not predict that your wish will be fulfilled in waking life, it is an indication that you feel you deserve the recognition. Self-belief is a powerful tool in waking life and a key ingredient for success.... receiving a diploma dream meaning

Cold-blooded Animals Or Reptiles

The unfeeling, cold, almost inhuman element in some human instincts is often suggested by cold-blooded animals or reptiles. See also REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.... cold-blooded animals or reptiles dream meaning

Clarinet / Flute / Recorder

Wind instruments express extremes of emotion and excitement. Because of their shape, wind instruments are sometimes associated with masculine virility, but can also represent anxiety. The flute expresses the sound of the spirit and, as such, it can be a symbol of both joy and sorrow. A musical pipe suggests connection with the rhythm of life.... clarinet / flute / recorder dream meaning

Dummy / Feeding-bottle / Nappy / Pacifier / Rattle

If you are pregnant, any baby-related items that appear in dreamland may be reflections of your current preoccupation with all things baby.

If you are not pregnant or thinking about starting a family, baby-related items in dreams link in with the birth theme of new beginnings and possibilities. They can also represent your desire to be supported, loved and protected.

If you dream of a baby sitter or nanny, this may be a warning or a comment on your own security and ability to handle things by yourself.... dummy / feeding-bottle / nappy / pacifier / rattle 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

Deer / Reindeer / Antelope

The gentle side of oneself that can be hurt or wounded easily by cynicism and aggression or criticism. Generally, a deer symbolizes vulnerability and, in some cases, lovesickness. In a man’s dream, the deer may depict a young woman the man is in pursuit of.

If the dreamer is pursuing a deer, this indicates success in overcoming fears.

If the dreamer sees himself killing a deer, this is a warning dream to indicate the possibility of someone hurting them in waking life through no fault of their own. To dream of a stag suggests male sexual drive and virility, courage, and both life and healing energies. The stag may also represent a man or father figure that the dreamer admires in some way and the dream expresses the dreamer’s desire to become more like the admired person. Finally, a deer or reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure and the dream could suggest that the dreamer needs to recognize his or her own place in the world. Is it time for you to branch out from this place in the world and make new connections?

Are you in the process of renewal or do you need to be?... deer / reindeer / antelope dream meaning

Childhood Revisited

It is during childhood that we learn many of the fundamental rules and responsibilities of life. It is also the time when we develop our personalities and become increasingly socialized. It makes sense, therefore, that dreams of revisiting a place or a scenario from your own childhood often focus on lessons that you learned, or failed to learn, and these lessons may be relevant to your current situation.

If you dreamed of a particularly happy childhood memory—for example, you are seven years old and your dad brings home your first bike, or you are five years old sitting happily on your mum’s lap sucking your thumb—the dream could either be pointing to your nostalgia for a time when life was full of fun, or it could be more concerned with your present feelings of insecurity. The dream is reminding you of a time when life was simple, and in so doing, it compensates you for your current feelings of confusion.

If you are facing a difficult decision, it could also have been highlighting your need to put yourself forward and take a risk by focusing on your new bike—something you wanted but also feared, as you weren’t wholly confident riding it yet.

Consider, too, whether your unconscious has cast archetypal figures in the role of your mother and father. Relation-figures in dreams of childhood can often represent archetypes rather than actual family members. Alternatively, if your unhappy childhood returns to haunt you in dreams (which may reoccur), your unconscious may be forcing you to relive those miserable times in an attempt to make you confront the source of your distress and deal with it, now that you have an adult understanding of the situation. Your unconscious is trying to help you come to terms with what happened to you, so you can put it behind you.... childhood revisited 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

Railroad Station

Travel, change; waiting to get on the right track in life’s journey. See also TRAVEL.... railroad station dream meaning

Religious Building

Any religious building suggests a refuge where you can gather your thoughts and consider your beliefs. Even if you are not religious, in dreams religious buildings highlight your spiritual, peace-loving and idealistic potential. Most of us have principles we live by and these may surface in your dreams in the symbol of a religious building.

If you are walking past a church or religious building in your dream, this suggests that you are not making contact with the best part of yourself. Is your waking life so crammed with obligations that you don’t have time to explore your inner world for some much-needed reflection, meditation and contemplation? If you entered a temple in your dream and immediately felt enveloped in a sense of calm, was your unconscious suggesting that you would enjoy better health if you treated your body as a temple, putting your physical, emotional and spiritual welfare first? Dreams about religious buildings may also be an expression of anger against dogma; again it depends on the feelings evoked by the building in your dream. Did you feel relieved or tense? If a vault features in your dream, it may represent your highest spiritual ideals, as vaults often appear in churches or temples with painted stars in imitation of the vault of the heavens. A vault may also recall a crypt or burial chamber, and as such, it may conjure up thoughts of death. See also RELIGION.... religious building dream meaning

Towering Above The Rest

Freudian dream interpreters relate towering structures in dreams to phallic symbols, and therefore to macho tendencies, on account of their thrusting shape. So if you dreamed you were living in a luxury penthouse thousands of feet above the city or that your office occupied the top floor, could your dream have highlighted your ambitions? Do you secretly long to rise above everyone else financially, professionally and socially? Dreaming of a spire may indicate pride and ambition or yearning to attain spiritual heights, and an obelisk in a dream may be a phallic symbol. A chimney in a dream may be another phallic symbol especially if it was a tall factory chimney. In both the waking and the dream world, skyscrapers are symbols of elevated social and professional status and the ‘greed is good creed’, so if you dreamed of them, perhaps your unconscious was highlighting your waking ambition.

The most prominent and famous landmark in Paris, the city of romance, revolution and passion, is the Eiffel Tower.

If it appears in your dream, it presents a powerful erotic symbolism, as it is a strong image of thrusting sexuality. The clock tower, also known as Big Ben, which sits alongside London’s Houses of Parliament, may be a symbol of an encounter with destiny or some life-changing event. Ticking clocks often represent the passage of life (see TIME) and the clock tower combines this with the phallic form to form an image of courage and emotional development. Evoking great and solemn occasions, the chimes of Big Ben, or any clock in a church tower, relate to important life changes, such as marriage, the birth of a child or moving house, or important shifts in attitude, such as forgiveness, resolve and determination.... towering above the rest 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

Ruin / Destruction

If the dream centers on some kind of radical change such as revolution, war, fighting or combat, this suggests some kind of conflict in your life. Images of destruction can also relate to life changes that quite literally break with the past. A house left in ruins, for example, may suggest a family broken by divorce; fallen trees may symbolize a move to a new location. See also TREES.... ruin / destruction dream meaning

Crystals, Gemstones And Rocks

Many dream analysts believe that when a specific stone, jewel, mineral, metal or rock is highlighted in your dream, it represents the self or the core, unique part of yourself that is charged with personal significance.

According to Freud, rocks and stones are obvious phallic symbols on account of their hardness. The appearance of rocks, stones and metals in dreams for Jungians, however, has a different interpretation inspired by Jung’s interest in alchemy. Alchemy is the ancient art of transmuting base metals into gold but it is not just about this transformation. It can also be viewed as a system of self- initiation. Jung was amazed to find that the images and operations he encountered in old alchemy texts related strongly to his theories of psychoanalysis and the unconscious. He saw in alchemy a metaphor for the process of individuation or personal transformation, and the morphing and mutating imagery of that process which emerges from the stream of consciousness. For Jungians, therefore, the appearance of rocks, stones, metals and jewels in dreams are potent and powerful symbols of a person’s basic nature, heart and soul, and of their potential for personal transformation. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; PLACES.... crystals, gemstones and rocks dream meaning

Carpet / Mat / Rug

In some instances, these can indicate the state of your finances; so bare floorboards, for example, would indicate hardship. Alternatively, do you feel as if you are being walked on or something is being covered up? Pay attention to the color and design; these may reflect how satisfied you feel with yourself. A carpet with a distinct floral design, for example, may be an optimistic symbol of a garden, but if the pattern is of a labyrinth or maze, perhaps you feel trapped and confused in your waking life.... carpet / mat / rug dream meaning

Rearranging Furniture

A dream in which you are moving furniture around, or trying to make it fit into a small place, may be a reflection on the way you are trying to cope with your present circumstances in waking life. Are you managing to fit everything in? If a chair is placed upon a table in your dream, this can suggest a new relationship with someone of the opposite sex.... rearranging furniture 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

Stone / Rock

If a rock or stone featured in your dream, it is important to take into account the context of your dream and your emotions when trying to understand the message from your dreaming mind. Bearing in mind that dream stones can represent your very heart and soul, pay attention to what the rock looked like and what attracted you to it. For example, if you admired the stone, this suggests emotional strength; but if you picked up a pebble at random and flung it at someone or something, the stone could represent your coldness of heart, the hard feelings you are harboring against someone or your attempts to keep others at an emotional distance.

Dreaming of stone or a stone floor or path can suggest emotional inhibition or coldness as well as stability and durability.

If you are carving stone in your dream, you may be trying to make a lasting impression on the world.

If stone is broken up in your dream, you may be experiencing extreme emotional hurt. Being turned into stone means hardening your approach or attitude, and if stones are thrown at you, this could suggest feelings of guilt for a misdemeanor. There is also the drug association to consider, as in being ‘stoned’.

To dream of a rock or rocky landscape suggests security, reliability and stability in real life. You need to stand rock-like and not be dissuaded from your purpose. Seaside rock may remind you of childhood or of carefree times.

Alternatively, like stones, rocks are associated with coldness, rigidity, barriers and stubbornness; your dream may be highlighting these qualities within yourself. Consider also whether you have found yourself between a rock and a hard place in waking life?... stone / rock dream meaning

River / Bridge / Canal / Dam / Reservoir

Rivers and streams always represent the way you live your life, as well as the way you see your life. Did you dream of a mean-dering river or one that was direct? The first would suggest emotional ups and downs, whilst the second would suggest emotional calm. Dreams of being carried along by a river or stream can refer to the passage of life from birth to death, but they are more likely to refer to your emotional life. How you felt in the dream will indicate the meaning; were you frightened, happy or excited? If the river is rushing by, this may suggest that you feel life is moving too quickly.

If it the river is static, your unconscious may have been commenting on your lack of drive and direction.

If you threw a stone in the river, did the ripples that formed echo your sense of going around in circles in waking life? The river depicts the richness or poverty of your life energy, so if you are crossing a river in your dream, this suggests you are in the process of making great changes in your life.

If you are in the water to cross, it means you will feel a lot of emotions in the process of change.

If you see someone else cross the river or fall into the river, this may refer to your feelings about aging and the passage of time.

If the river is contaminated, this suggests that you are holding back your feelings in waking life and not doing the best you can for yourself.

If you were in a river—or steamboat in your dream, this may refer to the circumstances that surround you, for example your family or home life. The context of the dream and how you feel will all help you with the interpretation. Was the boat solid and safe like a steamer, or fragile like a canoe or a dingy?

Canals, dams and reservoirs are all designed to regulate water flow and in dreams they suggest conscious attempts to control emotion; how effective they are at directing the water mirrors how effective you have become at controlling your emotions in waking life. A canal may also symbolize the birth canal and thus represent a desire for children. Because reservoirs are where water is collected and stored, if one features in your dream, could it be commenting on your own emotional reserves? The water level of the reservoir in this dream is important.

If it is high, your emotional resources are abundant but if it is low, you may be feeling emotionally drained by the demands of others. In dreams, dams also suggest control over your emotions, and their effectiveness in your dream will say a lot about your emotional health. If, in your dream, you were standing on a bridge watching the water flow beneath you, you could be ready to leave the past behind—as suggested by water under the bridge—since you are at a turning point in your life (the bridge is a symbol of transition). See also TRAVEL.... river / bridge / canal / dam / reservoir dream meaning

Still Waters Run Deep

Unlike rivers and seas, lakes, lagoons, pools, ponds and puddles are typically still, so if they feature in your dream, they could be reflecting your emotional calm.

If a lagoon appears mysteriously, reminding you that still waters run deep, this could be referring to your own hidden strengths or weaknesses. Some dream researchers believe that lagoons in dreams are symbols of the womb, so perhaps when they appear in a dream, you are longing to retreat to a safe haven.

If you are a woman, they may refer to a desire for children and if you are a man, a longing for intimacy. Dream ponds can also reflect your unconscious personality, facets of which will be represented by the creatures who live in it.

If your dream pond is lifeless and stagnant, is your emotional life currently unfulfilling? If you watched a fish swim to the surface, could it have represented the emergence of your intuition? If the pool suddenly transforms into a whirlpool or maelstrom, this suggests emotional turbulence or confusion in waking life.... still waters run deep dream meaning

Costa Rica

Costa Rica has the reputation of being one of the most stable, prosperous, and least corrupt Latin American countries, although in 2004, three former Costa Rican presidents were investigated on corruption charges.

If Costa Rica features in your dreams, this may relate to some kind of fall from grace or deviance in waking life. On the other hand, it could represent energy, vitality and prosperity.... costa rica dream meaning

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s central European landscape is dominated by the Bohemian Massif, which rises to heights of 3,000 feet above sea level. This ring of mountains encircles a large elevated basin, the Bohemian Plateau. In dreams, this country suggests strong traditions and a personal sense of noble heritage.... czech republic dream meaning

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Española, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. In dreams, it could suggest strong traditions but it may also suggest financial hardship mirroring the economic crisis of the Republic.... dominican republic dream meaning

Waterfall / Fountain / Spring / Rapids / Well

Dreams of a waterfall or rapids may be referring to birth, especially ones in which you are swept along in a warm stream of water through a tunnel and emerge into a pool or lagoon, as it is thought that we all carry the memory of birth in our unconscious. On the other hand, the dancing waters may be reflecting your sense of happiness and exuberance in waking life. A dream of a fountain (suggests womanhood) or a hosepipe (suggests manhood) may have a sexual connotation.

If the jet was weak, then it may suggest that sexual desire is not matched by emotional commitment (or the other way round) A steady flow of water is probably symbolic of confidence in waking life.

In dreamland, springs can represent a source of untapped creativity and they can also hint at wisdom, because another name for spring is fount, suggesting ‘fount of all knowledge’. Wells in dreams can hint at emotional rebirth or good fortune, as wishing wells have been credited with wish- fulfillment for centuries. So if you dreamed of drawing water from a well, what is it that you long for? Because wells are sources of water, it could be that your waking life has become emotionally dry and that you are thirsting for a revival of feeling.... waterfall / fountain / spring / rapids / well dream meaning

Sibling Rivalry

The appearance of siblings in your dream may be a direct representation of them or it may actually stand for something else in your life. Some dream analysts believe that all dream characters represent aspects of yourself. So when interpreting dreams that feature images of your siblings, try to bear in mind these different layers of potential meaning. A dream in which your brother or sister is seen in a negative light may denote unresolved childhood feelings towards that sibling in waking life. According to Jung, dreams of a sibling often recall childhood competition for our parent’s love and the dream death of a sibling may show how intense this rivalry is. However, as even Freud suggested, this rivalry may be just a memory and may not relate to your waking relationship with your brother or sister. Dreams in which you are arguing or fighting with your sibling suggest feelings of doubt and insecurity, perhaps as to whether you were loved enough within your family.

Bear in mind that in dreams, siblings can also represent the shadow. This is because it is easier to project the negative or hidden side of our personality onto another member of the family than it is onto a nonrelative, and siblings tend to be the closest to you in age and experience. Your dreams may be an attempt by your unconscious to resolve this projection before it creates problems in waking life. When dreams of the opposite sex sibling occur, this may also be an expression of your anima or animus archetype. It could represent the tension—or union—of opposites in some way; your dreaming mind may be trying to create harmony and balance in your life by pointing to some aspect of yourself. For example, if your dream sister was incredibly rude, the dream may be highlighting your own feelings of guilt about being rude to some one.

Alternatively, such a dream may be urging you to be more assertive in waking life. The same would apply if you dream of siblings or step-siblings but don’t have any brother or sisters in waking life, or if your sibling behaves completely out of character in the dream.

If your dream casts someone you know as your brother or sister, this may be because you have brotherly or sisterly feelings for them, with all the associations of rivalry and platonic love that such a relationship implies.... sibling rivalry 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

Romania

Romania is in southeast Europe and if this country features in your dreams, could it be drawing your attention to the symbol of the vampire? Is someone you know, or something you are doing, in waking life draining the life out of you?... romania dream meaning

Giving And Receiving Flowers

If you dream of sending someone flowers or presenting or receiving flowers or a bouquet, try to identify who the other person in the dream is. It may be someone you admire, love or respect, someone from whom you desire admiration, love or respect, or someone who has more regard for you than you realize. According to dream-lore, to dream that you receive a bouquet of flowers represents respect, approval, admiration and reward.

If you can’t identify the person in your dream, this suggests that your self-esteem needs a boost. A garland of flowers given or received has similar, though more formal, associations.

If you are sending or receiving a wreath of flowers, this may be connected with feelings of guilt, hostility of loss that you need come to terms with.

If you are giving dead flowers in your dream, this represents something you want cut out of your life because you no longer have anything more than dead feelings towards it.... giving and receiving flowers dream meaning

Russia

Russia occupies most of eastern Europe and northern Asia, stretching from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south.

If it features in your dreams, it could be referring to emotional coldness in waking life, but it could also symbolize perseverance, a strong character and a struggle to express your individuality that is eventually successful.... russia 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

Gay Relationship

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

Recurring Object

If a specific object or objects appears and reappears in your dream, it tends to point out a valuable perspective or new approach towards a problem. Try to take note of the function of the object, what purpose it serves and in what kind of situation you would be likely to find it, as it can show how your response to a situation can be improved. For example, a set of embroidery needles may suggest you should pay more attention to detail, whereas a hammer would suggest you might profit from a direct, hard-hitting approach.... recurring object dream meaning

Recurring Symbol

Symbols in dreams generally occur because they illustrate a quality or function, or because of the association you may have with them. So if particular symbols, such as a jungle setting, theme park or castle appear in your dream, this is because these particular images express something significant about the way you feel or because they offer you a key to understanding a particular challenge.

If a particular landscape or setting of a dream reoccurs, it tends to illustrate the way something affects you or how it makes you feel.... recurring symbol 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

Roof / Ceiling / Chimney

A roof symbolizes protection, security, shelter in general, or the family home under which you find shelter and comfort. Consider the state of your roof—is it in good condition, weatherproof and complete, or is it in need of repair? If the latter, do you need to think something through more carefully? In architecture, particularly in churches and temples, the roof symbolizes the dome of heaven, so if a leaky roof features in your dream, one interpretation might be that an awareness of your unconscious is slowly making itself known to you. Typically, leaky roofs in dreams warn that the very structure of your life is on the verge of collapsing on top of you unless changes are made in your waking life. To see a roof is also an overview of how you see yourself and who you think you are.

To dream that you are on a roof symbolizes excitement and creativity. To dream that you are falling off a roof signifies that you may not have a firm grip and solid foundation on your advanced position. Consider also the expression‘to hit the roof, which means you have become enraged. Are you angry at the moment? To have a slate missing means to be a little slow, so are you missing the point of something? To see a ceiling in your dream represents your mental or spiritual perspective.

Chimneys in dreams generally symbolize warmth, tradition and family values. The condition of the chimney reflects how we deal with our inner emotions and warmth.

If your dream contained a smoking chimney, its smoke signal imparts a message of emotional warmth. The image of a dream chimney is, in addition, laden with sexuality, male and female, depending on whether the chimney is viewed from the outside or from the inside.... roof / ceiling / chimney dream meaning

Redundancy

Dreams in which you are fired from your job, dismissed by your employer or refused work may reflect insecurities about the regard in which you are held by the people with whom you work. On the other hand, your dream may reflect your sense of redundancy in another area of your life. Perhaps your children have grown up and you don’t feel needed as a parent anymore.

If your position at work is uncertain in your waking life, your dreaming mind may also be preparing you for the inevitable and highlighting the importance of being prepared.

If you did actually lose your job and your dreaming mind keeps reminding you of your sense of rejection, then you need to work through your feelings and move forward with your life.

Frustration... redundancy dream meaning

Radio / Television

A television may represent your mind with its stream of thoughts, and a radio your inner voice with its communications. The programs you watch and listen to are intimate and objective representations of what is going on in your mind, so pay particular attention to what is on your dream television or radio.

If you dreamed of adjusting a radio dial or television remote control to find a particular station or channel, perhaps your dreaming mind portrayed you as trying to tune into your intuition. A dream in which you channel surf may suggest your waking restlessness or boredom. As well as helping us stay abreast of current events, radios and televisions also offer mental stimulation and DVDs and VCRs allow us to record anything we want at a time that suits us.

If you dreamed of listening to a radio broadcast, TV program or trying to record a specific program, always try to recall its subject matter.

If it was a faithful replica of a something you saw and heard on television or radio last night, your dreaming mind is simply playing out the images again in your sleep or perhaps reproving you for watching rather than living life.

If it was a variation of the program’s theme or you felt deeply involved with the program (which may or may not have been an exact rerun of the original), the chances are that it reveals a facet of your waking life, or news from within yourself. Did you identify with one of the characters, or with a specific situation or topic in the show, because you have found yourself in a similar state in the past or fear that you will in the future? Alternatively, if you dream about radio or television program but do not feel that involved in the action, your unconscious could be providing you with light relief from waking anxiety.

If you see yourself on TV, your unconscious may be attempting to communicate emotions and ideas that you feel unable to express in waking life. The image may also arise from a desire for attention or recognition from the people in your life.

If you received static instead of a clear signal, this suggests an inability to make contact with your innermost thoughts. The image would be intensified if you watched a DVD recording of a program, as this indicates memories that are recorded or deeply embedded in your unconscious.

The purpose of TV or radio programs such as talk shows, soap operas or movies—is to entertain, enlighten and divert us from our everyday lives. Your unconscious may have used the plot or situation from an entertainment show of this kind and used it as a vehicle to replay an event in your past or to act out a current concern. Modern dream superstition suggests that if you enjoy dreaming about watching television, you will be successful in life; but if you are bored or upset by what you see, you will be led astray as your lack of concentration will mean you are unable to achieve success.... radio / television 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

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

Recurring Nightmare

Nightmares often depict issues that threaten your emotional safety and wellbeing and you may find yourself dreaming of the same event, person, situation or setting over and over and over again. One theory holds that dreams with recurring themes may coincide with life stages or are an underlying response to the psychological stresses of events such as divorce or the loss of a loved one.

Women tend to report recurring dreams more than men. For example, the thing young children fear the most is abandonment, as without the love and protection of their parents or carers they would die. Later, as they begin to crawl, then walk, then run, they fear bodily harm. Some dream analysts believe that these two issues—fear of bodily harm and abandonment—recur again and again in a person’s life. A forty-year-old woman who discovers her husband has had an affair may, for example, dream of an earthquake and her inability to find a place of safety. This relates to fears of being abandoned.

Recurring nightmare dreams may be an indication that the dreaming mind is trying to present troublesome emotions or situations to a conscious mind that is somehow stuck in a habitual feeling state or response. The dream is encouraging the dreamer to find ways of resolving the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.... recurring nightmare 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

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

Rangoli

The rangoli have different vibrations, properties, and represent different levels of awareness. See colors, sand, patterns and motifs.... rangoli dream meaning

Machine Or Robot

Someone or something you perceive as lacking human characteristics such as emotion, compassion, discernment, responsiveness, or warmth.

The idea of doing things automatically or without thinking, or being on “auto-pilot.” A servant, or someone you consider to be in a subservient role.

Power.

Repetition or monotony.

For more clues, consider what the machine or robot was doing and how you felt about it.

See also: Electric; Technician or Mechanic; Factory; Engine; Puppet... machine or robot dream meaning

Promotion Or Raise

Real or desired: Validation or recognition.

Reward for hard work.

Abundance.

Progress.

See also: Job; Money; Increasing; Workplace; Superior... promotion or raise dream meaning

Influential Relationship Theories

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

Although the term is now applied to both men and women, at first it only referred to the male version of the complex. In women, the Electra complex was said to exist. In the myth of Electra, she masterminded the murder of her mother to avenge her father’s death. According to Freud, the Oedipus and Electra complexes are universal phenomena, being responsible for much unconscious guilt and for dreams that focus on the death of a parent or lover.

Jung saw the world of dreams and relationships quite differently.

He rejected Freud’s heavy emphasis on sexuality and the Oedipus and Electra complexes as a key to interpretation. For Jung, dreams were not just a way of helping us to understand conflicts and anxieties, but also a way to encourage the creative unfolding and development of a person’s whole potential. Jung developed a theory called the ’soul image’, in relation to the human need to create a sense of wholeness. The soul image tends to be an archetypal image. The symbols that represent the soul image often appear in dreams that involve intimacy with the opposite sex, but they can also be represented in countless other ways. For example, the sea is feminine in dreams as it is associated with waters of the womb and the earth is also feminine.

Symbols of masculinity can appear in dreams as bulls or lions or any other phallic symbol, such as a tall building. Jung felt that dreams can be used to discover and explore soul images to help us become a fuller and more balanced person.... influential relationship theories dream meaning

Relationship Symbols

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

In dreams, hotels, inns or guesthouses are symbols of the short-lived nature of some relationships, although hotels can also suggest that your relationship may be heading towards a new level of intimacy. Pay particular attention to the view from your hotel room. Is it beautiful and bright, or dark and gloomy? A harmonious serene landscape bathed in gentle light is always a comforting image and may suggest nostalgia for a lost friend or lover.

Fire gives both heat and light, and is the symbol of strong emotions such as love and anger and self knowledge. In dreams, the appearance of flames or fire may therefore be suggesting some kind of resolution or compromise with your partner. Bear in mind, though, that flames flicker and can be extinguished, so you need to act quickly before they go out.... relationship symbols 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 may find the images shocking but it is important to bear in mind that the images are unlikely to represent the real person and more likely to represent qualities that you are evaluating.

During your thirties and forties, romantic dreams focus on explanations for why relationships may have disappointed in the past and offer dreams that can show you what to go after or avoid in the future. Dreams in which your current partner or lover is unfaithful are extremely common at this time; it is as if your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to your relationship, and secure or safeguard what you have.

During your fifties and sixties, dreams shift their focus onto things you have learned to value in your life. Past and present partners become shorthand symbols for the quality or experience you had with them. For example, your first lover represents passion and excitement or the partner who was unfaithful represents someone who cannot be trusted. Although you may dream of people from your past, your dreaming mind is using them as symbols to refer to your current relationships. From your seventies onwards, dreams are more likely to zoom in on the very nature of love itself to help you gain a deeper understanding of love and affairs of the heart.... relationship dreams at different stages of your life dream meaning

Reaching For

Reaching for something or someone can represent: Wanting or needing something that the reached-for object or person represents.

An intention toward a certain action or direction.

For more clues, consider the intention behind the reaching.

See also: Pulling; Wanting; Arriving... reaching for dream meaning

Rear Ended

Someone colliding into the rear end of your vehicle can represent a feeling or fear of: Someone causing you harm (through negligence or on purpose).

Someone “sneaking up behind you” or backstabbing.

Being surprised by a new problem or challenge (or a fear of such).

See also: Accident... rear ended dream meaning

Rituals And Religious Ceremonies

Each of the symbols that appear in a religious dream should be taken into account as each will contribute in some way to its meaning. Their significance is likely to accord with your religious faith but whether you are religious or not, the interpretation tends to be similar.

If you were reading, hearing, singing or chanting from a religious book, manuscript, sacred scripture or text such as the Bible or Koran, your dreaming mind is highlighting your desire to know the truth or the answer to a question that is on your mind. You may feel the need for some kind of guidance and your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to the problem or issue on your mind before it gets any worse. Dreams about praying also reflect a feeling of helplessness and the need for guidance in waking life.

If you attended a religious ceremony or rite or were part of a congregation in your dream, your feelings about this are crucial.

If you felt uplifted and comforted, this suggests that you feel at peace with your moral code; but if your attitude was one of rebellion or anger, your dreaming mind may be urging you to assert your individuality, as you are currently being stifled by the restrictions of your belief system. Alternatively, if you are not allowed to participate in your dream ritual, you may be harboring feelings of guilt because you have broken some important rules. As ceremonies are used to attain deeper awareness and to establish a new order, another interpretation suggests that dream ceremonies and rituals refer to major life changes or new attitudes in your waking life that are having a profound effect on you. Religious processions and carnivals in dreams reflect a need to stimulate your imagination and perhaps increase your faith

A dream of visiting a religious place may be commenting on the lack of spirituality in your life; this is especially so if the church, mosque, chapel, temple, cathedral or religious site was peaceful and calming, as it suggests that you need to seek out a place where you can feel secure and reflect on your waking life.

If you dreamed of a crypt or religious burial ground, this may be suggesting that your spiritual self is buried.

If the religious site or building was in ruins, you need to consider which aspect of your spiritual life is crumbling away.

If you heard church bells or religious music in your dream, this suggests a desire to expand your spirit

A dream that features baptism or an initiation of some kind suggests spiritual renewal or a new life for the dreamer.

If you were baptized and given a new name, this indicates a new start; the significance of that name will be important.

If you attended the baptism of a baby, this may represent an idea or project you are working on and for which you need approval.

If you were blessed in your dream, this suggests approval of some kind of action or attitude in your waking life. Blasphemy, on the other hand, reflects irreverence or insults of some kind in your waking life.

If you dream of taking Holy Communion, because in real life this is a form of blessing for forgiveness and renewal, in dreams it represents sacred sharing.

If bread and wine appears in your dream, these refer to the basic needs in your life. As always, your feelings in the dream are important. Did you feel comforted or anxious? If you dream of a crusade, this suggests that you need to fight for or against something or someone in your waking life. See also GATHERINGS.... rituals and religious ceremonies dream meaning

Reptiles, Fish And Amphibians

According to Jung, fish represent the deepest levels of the unconscious mind.

He suggested that this was due to their cold-blooded nature and their early evolution on earth. Dreams that feature creatures of the sea are therefore indicators of deep-rooted instincts, fears and anxieties that have not been fully uncovered in waking life. Jungians think that fish symbolize a spiritual quest or seeking, whilst other dream interpreters claim that fish symbolize abundance and fertility. Fish are sometimes also recognized as a symbol for Christ and Christianity. Given all these possible interpretations, it is worth focusing on the condition and appearance of the fish and other sea life in your dreams so that you can discover the personal meaning they hold for you.

There are a number of possible interpretations for dreams that feature reptiles and amphibians but in general they suggest danger, energy and the powers of healing and transcendence.

If you are scrupulous in remembering the kind of behavior displayed by the creature in your dream, it should help you identify which feeling or emotion is applicable to your current situation. As with all dream interpretations, when it comes to underwater dreams that feature fish, reptiles and amphibians, it is also important to consider whether your unconscious is using word-play to get its message across.

Creatures of the Deep... reptiles, fish and amphibians dream meaning

Reference Source

A reference book (dictionary, thesaurus, etc.) or other reference source (librarian, consultant, etc.) can represent: Something or someone you perceive as an authority or source of information.

Seeking or finding answers or understanding (or a desire to do so).

A quest for knowledge or greater intellect.

A desire to be correct or to do something correctly.

See also: Authority Figure; Rule or Law; Book... reference source 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