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1099 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Water

To dream of clear water, foretells that you will joyfully realize prosperity and pleasure.

If the water is muddy, you will be in danger and gloom will occupy Pleasure’s seat.

If you see it rise up in your house, denotes that you will struggle to resist evil, but unless you see it subside, you will succumb to dangerous influences.

If you find yourself baling it out, but with feet growing wet, foreshadows trouble, sickness, and misery will work you a hard task, but you will forestall them by your watchfulness.

The same may be applied to muddy water rising in vessels.

To fall into muddy water, is a sign that you will make many bitter mistakes, and will suffer poignant grief therefrom.

To drink muddy water, portends sickness, but drinking it clear and refreshing brings favorable consummation of fair hopes.

To sport with water, denotes a sudden awakening to love and passion.

To have it sprayed on your head, denotes that your passionate awakening to love will meet reciprocal consummation.

The following dream and its allegorical occurrence in actual life is related by a young woman student of dreams: ``Without knowing how, I was (in my dream) on a boat, I waded through clear blue water to a wharfboat, which I found to be snow white, but rough and splintry.

The next evening I had a delightful male caller, but he remained beyond the time prescribed by mothers and I was severely censured for it.’’ The blue water and fairy white boat were the disappointing prospects in the symbol. ... water dream meaning

Wind

To dream of the wind blowing softly and sadly upon you, signifies that great fortune will come to you through bereavement.

If you hear the wind soughing, denotes that you will wander in estrangement from one whose life is empty without you.

To walk briskly against a brisk wind, foretells that you will courageously resist temptation and pursue fortune with a determination not easily put aside.

For the wind to blow you along against your wishes, portends failure in business undertakings and disappointments in love.

If the wind blows you in the direction you wish to go you will find unexpected and helpful allies, or that you have natural advantages over a rival or competitor. ... wind dream meaning

Wolf

To dream of a wolf, shows that you have a thieving person in your employ, who will also betray secrets.

To kill one, denotes that you will defeat sly enemies who seek to overshadow you with disgrace.

To hear the howl of a wolf, discovers to you a secret alliance to defeat you in honest competition. ... wolf dream meaning

Wedding

To attend a wedding in your dream, you will speedily find that there is approaching you an occasion which will cause you bitterness and delayed success.

For a young woman to dream that her wedding is a secret is decidedly unfavorable to character. It imports her probable downfall.

If she contracts a worldly, or approved marriage, signifies she will rise in the estimation of those about her, and anticipated promises and joys will not be withheld.

If she thinks in her dream that there are parental objections, she will find that her engagement will create dissatisfaction among her relatives.

For her to dream her lover weds another, foretells that she will be distressed with needless fears, as her lover will faithfully carry out his promises.

For a person to dream of being wedded, is a sad augury, as death will only be eluded by a miracle.

If the wedding is a gay one and there are no ashen, pale-faced or black-robed ministers enjoining solemn vows, the reverses may be expected.

For a young woman to dream that she sees some one at her wedding dressed in mourning, denotes she will only have unhappiness in her married life.

If at another’s wedding, she will be grieved over the unfavorable fortune of some relative or friend. She may experience displeasure or illness where she expected happiness and health.

The pleasure trips of others or her own, after this dream, may be greatly disturbed by unpleasant intrusions or surprises. See Marriage and Bride. ... wedding dream meaning

War

To dream of war, foretells unfortunate conditions in business, and much disorder and strife in domestic affairs.

For a young woman to dream that her lover goes to war, denotes that she will hear of something detrimental to her lover’s character.

To dream that your country is defeated in war, is a sign that it will suffer revolution of a business and political nature. Personal interest will sustain a blow either way.

If of victory you dream, there will be brisk activity along business lines, and domesticity will be harmonious. ... war dream meaning

Whale

To dream of seeing a whale approaching a ship, denotes that you will have a struggle between duties, and will be threatened with loss of property.

If the whale is demolished, you will happily decide between right and inclination, and will encounter pleasing successes.

If you see a whale overturn a ship, you will be thrown into a whirlpool of disasters. ... whale dream meaning

Window

To see windows in your dreams, is an augury of fateful culmination to bright hopes. You will see your fairest wish go down in despair. Fruitless endeavors will be your portion.

To see closed windows is a representation of desertion.

If they are broken, you will be hounded by miserable suspicions of disloyalty from those you love.

To sit in a window, denotes that you will be the victim of folly.

To enter a house through a window, denotes that you will be found out while using dishonorable means to consummate a seemingly honorable purpose.

To escape by one, indicates that you will fall into a trouble whose toils will hold you unmercifully close.

To look through a window when passing and strange objects appear, foretells that you will fail in your chosen avocation and lose the respect for which you risked health and contentment. ... window dream meaning

Writing

To dream that you are writing, foretells that you will make a mistake which will almost prove your undoing.

To see writing, denotes that you will be upbraided for your careless conduct and a lawsuit may cause you embarrassment.

To try to read strange writing, signifies that you will escape enemies only by making no new speculation after this dream. See Letters. ... writing dream meaning

Witch

To dream of witches, denotes that you, with others, will seek adventures which will afford hilarious enjoyment, but it will eventually rebound to your mortification. Business will suffer prostration if witches advance upon you, home affairs may be disappointing. ... witch dream meaning

White

Descriptive of spiritual purity, unless man-made, i.E. Bleached hair, whitewashed, plastic, etc.; Research accordingly... white dream meaning

Wheat

To see large fields of growing wheat in your dreams, denotes that your interest will take on encouraging prospects.

If the wheat is ripe, your fortune will be assured and love will be your joyous companion.

To see large clear grains of wheat running through the thresher, foretells that prosperity has opened her portals to the fullest for you.

To see it in sacks or barrels, your determination to reach the apex of success is soon to be crowned with victory and your love matters will be firmly grounded.

If your granary is not well covered and you see its contents getting wet, foretells that while you have amassed a fortune, you have not secured your rights and you will see your interests diminishing by the hand of enemies.

If you rub wheat from the head into your hand and eat it, you will labor hard for success and will obtain and make sure of your rights.

To dream that you climb a steep hill covered with wheat and think you are pulling yourself up by the stalks of wheat, denotes you will enjoy great prosperity and thus be able to distinguish yourself in any chosen pursuit. ... wheat dream meaning

Wine

To dream of drinking wine, forebodes joy and consequent friendships.

To dream of breaking bottles of wine, foretells that your love and passion will border on excess.

To see barrels of wine, prognosticates great luxury.

To pour it from one vessel into another, signifies that your enjoyments will be varied and you will journey to many notable places.

To dream of dealing in wine denotes that your occupation will be remunerative.

For a young woman to dream of drinking wine, indicates she will marry a wealthy gentleman, but withal honorable.... wine dream meaning

Wall

Protection... wall dream meaning

Walking

To dream of walking through rough brier, entangled paths, denotes that you will be much distressed over your business complications, and disagreeable misunderstandings will produce coldness and indifference.

To walk in pleasant places, you will be the possessor of fortune and favor.

To walk in the night brings misadventure, and unavailing struggle for contentment.

For a young woman to find herself walking rapidly in her dreams, denotes that she will inherit some property, and will possess a much desired object. See Wading. ... walking dream meaning

Woman

1. Love and nurturing.

2. May mean unknown desires are emerging.

3. Feminine aspects of self.

4. Fear of growing old.

5. If an old woman, laden with advice.

6. If a woman is preg­nant, the dreamer looks on the pregnancy in a positive way, forecasting abundance. ... woman dream meaning

Washing

To dream that you are washing yourself, signifies that you pride yourself on the numberless liaisons you maintain. See Wash Bowl or Bathing. ... washing dream meaning

Winter

To dream of winter, is a prognostication of ill-health and dreary prospects for the favorable progress of fortune. After this dream your efforts will not yield satisfactory results. ... winter dream meaning

Worm

A contemptible, insignificant person; one who gossips; research type; see “centipede” and “gossip”... worm dream meaning

Whip

To dream of a whip, signifies unhappy dissensions and unfortunate and formidable friendships. ... whip dream meaning

Wig

To dream you wear a wig, indicates that you will soon make an unpropitious change.

To lose a wig, you will incur the derision and contempt of enemies.

To see others wearing wigs, is a sign of treachery entangling you. ... wig dream meaning

Weeds

1. One’s life is dotted with problems that need to be dealt with.

2. Relationships that have gone bad. ... weeds dream meaning

Wallet

To see wallets in a dream, foretells burdens of a pleasant nature will await your discretion as to assuming them.

An old or soiled one, implies unfavorable results from your labors. ... wallet dream meaning

Wool

To dream of wool, is a pleasing sign of prosperous opportunities to expand your interests.

To see soiled, or dirty wool, foretells that you will seek employment with those who detest your principles. ... wool dream meaning

Wood

Uses of formed by man’s labor, i.E. Paperwork; furniture, etc., According to type wood; research accordingly; see “forest”... wood dream meaning

Wings

To dream that you have wings, foretells that you will experience grave fears for the safety of some one gone on a long journey away from you.

To see the wings of fowls or birds, denotes that you will finally overcome adversity and rise to wealthy degrees and honor. ... wings dream meaning

Wound

To dream that you are wounded, signals distress and an unfavorable turn in business.

To see others wounded, denotes that injustice will be accorded you by your friends.

To relieve or dress a wound, signifies that you will have occasion to congratulate yourself on your good fortune.... wound dream meaning

Wreath

To dream that you see a wreath of fresh flowers, denotes that great opportunities for enriching yourself will soon present themselves before you.

A withered wreath bears sickness and wounded love.

To see a bridal wreath, foretells a happy ending to uncertain engagements. ... wreath dream meaning

West

Facing the sunset, i.E. Closure... west dream meaning

Warehouse

To dream of a warehouse, denotes for you a successful enterprise.

To see an empty one, is a sign that you will be cheated and foiled in some plan which you have given much thought and maneuvering. ... warehouse dream meaning

Work

To dream that you are hard at work, denotes that you will win merited success by concentration of energy.

To see others at work, denotes that hopeful conditions will surround you.

To look for work, means that you will be benefited by some unaccountable occurrence.... work dream meaning

Wheel(s)

1. Life, eternity.

2. The sun.

3. The divine. ... wheel(s) dream meaning

Wasp

Wasps, if seen in dreams, denotes that enemies will scourge and spitefully villify you.

If one stings you, you will feel the effect of envy and hatred.

To kill them, you will be able to throttle your enemies, and fearlessly maintain your rights. ... wasp dream meaning

Watch

To dream of a watch, denotes you will be prosperous in well-directed speculations.

To look at the time of one, your efforts will be defeated by rivalry.

To break one, there will be distress and loss menacing you.

To drop the crystal of one, foretells carelessness, or unpleasant companionship.

For a woman to lose one, signifies domestic disturbances will produce unhappiness.

To imagine you steal one, you will have a violent enemy who will attack your reputation.

To make a present of one, denotes you will suffer your interest to decline in the pursuance of undignified recreations. ... watch dream meaning

Wife

To dream of your wife, denotes unsettled affairs and discord in the home.

To dream that your wife is unusually affable, denotes that you will receive profit from some important venture in trade.

For a wife to dream her husband whips her, foretells unlucky influences will cause harsh criticism in the home and a general turmoil will ensue. ... wife dream meaning

Weasel

To see a weasel bent on a marauding expedition in your dreams, warns you to beware of the friendships of former enemies, as they will devour you at an unseemly time.

If you destroy them, you will succeed in foiling deep schemes laid for your defeat. ... weasel dream meaning

Weather

To dream of the weather, foretells fluctuating tendencies in fortune. Now you are progressing immensely, to be suddenly confronted with doubts and rumblings of failure.

To think you are reading the reports of a weather bureau, you will change your place of abode, after much weary deliberation, but you will be benefited by the change.

To see a weather witch, denotes disagreeable conditions in your family affairs.

To see them conjuring the weather, foretells quarrels in the home and disappointment in business. ... weather dream meaning

Wreck

A warning to evaluate one’s intended course of action and interactions with others; see “accident”... wreck dream meaning

Wagon

To dream of a wagon, denotes that you will be unhappily mated, and many troubles will prematurely age you.

To drive one down a hill, is ominous of proceedings which will fill you with disquiet, and will cause you loss.

To drive one up hill, improves your worldly affairs.

To drive a heavily loaded wagon, denotes that duty will hold you in a moral position, despite your efforts to throw her off.

To drive into muddy water, is a gruesome prognostication, bringing you into a vortex of unhappiness and fearful foreboding.

To see a covered wagon, foretells that you will be encompassed by mysterious treachery, which will retard your advancement.

For a young woman to dream that she drives a wagon near a dangerous embankment, portends that she will be driven into an illicit entanglement, which will fill her with terror, lest she be openly discovered and ostracised.

If she drives across a clear stream of water, she will enjoy adventure without bringing opprobrium upon herself.

A broken wagon represents distress and failure. ... wagon dream meaning

Waterfall

To dream of a waterfall, foretells that you will secure your wildest desire, and fortune will be exceedingly favorable to your progress.... waterfall dream meaning

Wealth

To dream that you are possessed of much wealth, foretells that you will energetically nerve yourself to meet the problems of life with that force which compells success.

To see others wealthy, foretells that you will have friends who will come to your rescue in perilous times.

For a young woman to dream that she is associated with wealthy people, denotes that she will have high aspirations and will manage to enlist some one who is able to further them. ... wealth dream meaning

Wages

Wages, if received in dreams, brings unlooked for good to persons engaging in new enterprises.

To pay out wages, denotes that you will be confounded by dissatisfaction.

To have your wages reduced, warns you of unfriendly interest that is being taken against you.

An increase of wages, suggests unusual profit in any undertaking.... wages dream meaning

Waves

To dream of waves, is a sign that you hold some vital step in contemplation, which will evolve much knowledge if the waves are clear; but you will make a fatal error if you see them muddy or lashed by a storm. See Ocean and Sea.... waves dream meaning

Web

To dream of webs, foretells deceitful friends will work you loss and displeasure.

If the web is non-elastic, you will remain firm in withstanding the attacks of the envious persons who are seeking to obtain favors from you. ... web dream meaning

Whirlwind

To dream that you are in the path of a whirlwind, foretells that you are confronting a change which threatens to overwhelm you with loss and calamity.

For a young woman to dream that she is caught in a whirlwind and has trouble to keep her skirts from blowing up and entangling her waist, denotes that she will carry on a secret flirtation and will be horrified to find that scandal has gotten possession of her name and she will run a close risk of disgrace and ostracism. ... whirlwind dream meaning

Wizard

To dream of a wizard, denotes you are going to have a big family, which will cause you much inconvenience as well as displeasure.

For young people, this dream implies loss and broken engagements. ... wizard dream meaning

Waiter

To dream of a waiter, signifies you will be pleasantly entertained by a friend.

To see one cross or disorderly, means offensive people will thrust themselves upon your hospitality. ... waiter dream meaning

Weaving

To dream that you are weaving, denotes that you will baffle any attempt to defeat you in the struggle for the up-building of an honorable fortune.

To see others weaving shows that you will be surrounded by healthy and energetic conditions. ... weaving dream meaning

Whistle

To hear a whistle in your dream, denotes that you will be shocked by some sad intelligence, which will change your plans laid for innocent pleasure.

To dream that you are whistling, foretells a merry occasion in which you expect to figure largely. This dream for a young woman indicates indiscreet conduct and failure to obtain wishes is foretold.... whistle dream meaning

Wand

Control... wand dream meaning

Willow

To dream of willows, foretells that you will soon make a sad journey, but you will be consoled in your grief by faithful friends. ... willow dream meaning

Werewolf

See “wolf”... werewolf dream meaning

Weeping

Weeping in your dreams, foretells ill tidings and disturbances in your family.

To see others weeping, signals pleasant reunion after periods of saddened estrangements. This dream for a young woman is ominous of lovers’ quarrels, which can only reach reconciliation by self-abnegation.

For the tradesman, it foretells temporary discouragement and reverses.... weeping dream meaning

Whirlpool

To dream of a whirlpool, denotes that great danger is imminent in your business, and, unless you are extremely careful, your reputation will be seriously blackened by some disgraceful intrigue. ... whirlpool dream meaning

Windmill

To see a windmill in operation in your dreams, foretells abundant accumulation of fortune and marked contentment To see one broken or idle, signifies adversity coming unawares. ... windmill dream meaning

Waist

Area figurative of self-control; see “abdomen”... waist dream meaning

Wax

Time; see “candle”... wax dream meaning

Weight

Determines one’s spiritual condition; research if abnormal, i.E. Thin, obese, muscular... weight dream meaning

World

1. If the world is going to end, this refers to one’s own world.

2. A task seems much too great.

3. One thinks of oneself as minuscule. ... world dream meaning

Wading

If you wade in clear water while dreaming, you will partake of evanescent, but exquisite joys.

If the water is muddy, you are in danger of illness, or some sorrowful experiences.

To see children wading in clear water is a happy prognostication, as you will be favored in your enterprises.

For a young woman to dream of wading in clear foaming water, she will soon gain the desire nearest her heart. See Bathing. ... wading dream meaning

Waltz

To see the waltz danced, foretells that you will have pleasant relations with a cheerful and adventuresome person.

For a young woman to waltz with her lover, denotes that she will be the object of much admiration, but none will seek her for a wife.

If she sees her lover waltzing with a rival, she will overcome obstacles to her desires with strategy.

If she waltzes with a woman, she will be loved for her virtues and winning ways.

If she sees persons whirling in the waltz as if intoxicated, she will be engulfed so deeply in desire and pleasure that it will be a miracle if she resists the impassioned advances of her lover and male acquaintances. ... waltz dream meaning

Widow

To dream that you are a widow, foretells that you will have many troubles through malicious persons.

For a man to dream that he marries a widow, denotes he will see some cherished undertaking crumble down in disappointment. ... widow dream meaning

Witness

To dream that you bear witness against others, signifies you will have great oppression through slight causes.

If others bear witness against you, you will be compelled to refuse favors to friends in order to protect your own interest.

If you are a witness for a guilty person, you will be implicated in a shameful affair. ... witness dream meaning

Womb

Figurative of the creative origin which brings new beginnings; see “baby”... womb dream meaning

Watermelon

1. Longing for leisure times, summer.

2. Pregnancy.

3. Sexuality. ... watermelon 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

Woods

To dream of woods, brings a natural change in your affairs.

If the woods appear green, the change will be lucky.

If stripped of verdure, it will prove calamitous.

To see woods on fire, denotes that your plans will reach satisfactory maturity. Prosperity will beam with favor upon you.

To dream that you deal in firewood, denotes that you will win fortune by determined struggle. ... woods dream meaning

Waiting

Patience, long suffering, fruits of the spirit; see “fruits”... waiting dream meaning

Weapon

According to type, i.E.

A gun shoots wounding words, a knife is cutting words; research, accordingly... weapon dream meaning

Watching

1. To dream that one is watching something represents one’s lack of initiative to take any action; it may also symbolize neutrality in some situation.

2. One’s neutrality in a quarrel. ... watching dream meaning

Weapons

1. If holding a weapon, one feels threatened emo­tionally or physically.

2. Depending on the weapon, a phallic symbol. ... weapons dream meaning

Wrestling

1. If wrestling with a member of the opposite sex, sexual activity.

2. One is grappling (wrestling) with problems that need to be brought under control. ... wrestling dream meaning

Wrinkles

1. Awareness of time going by, one getting older.

2. What one has learned from experience. ... wrinkles dream meaning

Breasts

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

Waiter / Waitress

Wanting to be waited on; feeling you are be­ing made to wait on others; wordplay for waiting around for someone else. ... waiter / waitress dream meaning

Wake

To dream that you attend a wake, denotes that you will sacrifice some important engagement to enjoy some ill-favored assignation.

For a young woman to see her lover at a wake, foretells that she will listen to the entreaties of passion, and will be persuaded to hazard honor for love. ... wake dream meaning

Workshop

To see workshops in your dreams, foretells that you will use extraordinary schemes to undermine your enemies. ... workshop dream meaning

Wallpaper

1. Covering up something that one does not want others to see.

2. Attempt to make one’s life brighter, better.

3. Stripping wallpaper means trying to change one’s life. ... wallpaper dream meaning

Woodpecker

A role model, in terms of hard work, to be emulated. ... woodpecker dream meaning

Wail

A wail falling upon your ear while in the midst of a dream, brings fearful news of disaster and woe.

For a young woman to hear a wail, foretells that she will be deserted and left alone in distress, and perchance disgrace. See Weeping. ... wail dream meaning

Walnut

To dream of walnuts, is an omen significant of prolific joys and favors.

To dream that you crack a decayed walnut, denotes that your expectations will end in bitterness and regretable collapse.

For a young woman to dream that she has walnut stain on her hands, foretells that she will see her lover turn his attention to another, and she will entertain only regrets for her past indiscreet conduct. ... walnut dream meaning

Whispering

To dream of whispering, denotes that you will be disturbed by the evil gossiping of people near you.

To hear a whisper coming to you as advice or warning, foretells that you stand in need of aid and counsel.... whispering dream meaning

Wild

To dream that you are running about wild, foretells that you will sustain a serious fall or accident.

To see others doing so, denotes unfavorable prospects will cause you worry and excitement. ... wild dream meaning

Worms

To dream of worms, denotes that you will be oppressed by the low intriguing of disreputable persons.

For a young woman to dream they crawl on her, foretells that her aspirations will always tend to the material.

If she kills or throws them off, she will shake loose from the material lethargy and seek to live in morality and spirituality.

To use them in your dreams as fish bait, foretells that by your ingenuity you will use your enemies to good advantage. ... worms dream meaning

Wilderness

A state of desolation... wilderness dream meaning

Worship

Act of reverence to god... worship dream meaning

Tidal Wave

1. Turmoil in waking life.

2. Being overwhelmed with emotions.

3. Feelings of being overwhelmed in a relationship. ... tidal wave dream meaning

Wager

To dream of making a wager, signifies that you will resort to dishonest means to forward your schemes.

If you lose a wager, you will sustain injury from base connections with those out of your social sphere.

To win one, reinstates you in favor with fortune.

If you are not able to put up a wager, you will be discouraged and prostrated by the adverseness of circumstances.... wager dream meaning

Wardrobe

To dream of your wardrobe, denotes that your fortune will be endangered by your attempts to appear richer than you are.

If you imagine you have a scant wardrobe, you will seek association with strangers. ... wardrobe dream meaning

Warts

If you are troubled with warts on your person, in dreams, you will be unable to successfully parry the thrusts made at your honor.

To see them leaving your hands, foretells that you will overcome disagreeable obstructions to fortune.

To see them on others, shows that you have bitter enemies near you.

If you doctor them, you will struggle with energy to ward off threatened danger to you and yours. ... warts dream meaning

Waste

To dream of wandering through waste places, foreshadows doubt and failure, where promise of success was bright before you.

To dream of wasting your fortune, denotes you will be unpleasantly encumbered with domestic cares. ... waste dream meaning

Water Lily

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

Weighing

To dream of weighing, denotes that you are approaching a prosperous period, and if you set yourself determinedly toward success you will victoriously reap the full fruition of your labors.

To weigh others, you will be able to subordinate them to your interest.

For a young woman to weigh with her lover, foretells that he will be ready at all times to comply with her demands. ... weighing dream meaning

Wet

To dream that you are wet, denotes that a possible pleasure may involve you in loss and disease. You are warned to avoid the blandishments of seemingly well-meaning people.

For a young woman to dream that she is soaking wet, portends that she will be disgracefully implicated in some affair with a married man. ... wet dream meaning

Wire

To dream of wire, denotes that you will make frequent but short journeys which will be to your disparagement. Old or rusty wire, signifies that you will be possessed of a bad temper, which will give troubles to your kindred.

To see a wire fence in your dreams, foretells that you will be cheated in some trade you have in view. ... wire dream meaning

Dream In Dream

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

Walk

Going forward without help... walk dream meaning

Warden

Someone who restricts and controls others in a prison of invisible bars... warden dream meaning

Wheelchair

Feebleness... wheelchair dream meaning

Whisper

Insecure words... whisper dream meaning

Penis

1. Male sexuality.

2. Masculine power.

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

Walls

To dream that you find a wall obstructing your progress, you will surely succumb to ill-favored influences and lose important victories in your affairs.

To jump over it, you will overcome obstacles and win your desires.

To force a breach in a wall, you will succeed in the attainment of your wishes by sheer tenacity of purpose.

To demolish one, you will overthrow your enemies.

To build one, foretells that you will carefully lay plans and will solidify your fortune to the exclusion of failure, or designing enemies.

For a young woman to walk on top of a wall, shows that her future happiness will soon be made secure.

For her to hide behind a wall, denotes that she will form connections that she will be ashamed to acknowledge.

If she walks beside a base wall. she will soon have run the gamut of her attractions, and will likely be deserted at a precarious time. ... walls 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

Wheels

To see swiftly rotating wheels in your dreams, foretells that you will be thrifty and energetic in your business and be successful in pursuits of domestic bliss.

To see idle or broken wheels, proclaims death or absence of some one in your household. ... wheels dream meaning

Breast

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

Wart

Undesirable flaw, i.E. Warts inside the throat depict an untalented voice; warts on the epidermis depict unpopular personality traits... wart dream meaning

Barbed Wire

1. Use caution in communicating in close relationships; avoid harsh words.

2. Feelings of being restricted, often in rela­tionships.

3. Feelings of restricted or censored communication. ... barbed wire dream meaning

Washing Machine

1. One has the means to cleanse some part of one’s life, such as guilt.

2. Watching a washing machine in ac­tion means one’s life is humdrum. ... washing machine dream meaning

Old Woman

If unknown, she symbolises the current year.

If she is beautiful, the year will bring good fortune.

If ugly, the year will prove a disaster.... old woman dream meaning

Tug Of War

To dream of a tug of war suggests a conflict between good and bad, male and female, positive and negative.

A tug of war may indicate the need to maintain balance through tension between opposites.

To be on the winning side suggests that what we wish to achieve can be managed with help.

To be on the losing side requires us to identify the parallel situation in ordinary everyday life and decide whether to continue.

A spiritual tug of war suggests the need to resolve the conflict between whatever two opposites are presenting themselves.... tug of war 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

Wadding

Wadding, if seen in a dream, brings consolation to the sorrowing, and indifference to unfriendly criticism. ... wadding dream meaning

Whitewash

To dream that you are whitewashing, foretells that you will seek to reinstate yourself with friends by ridding yourself of offensive habits and companions.

For a young woman, this dream is significant of well-laid plans to deceive others and gain back her lover who has been estranged by her insinuating bearing toward him. ... whitewash dream meaning

Women

To dream of women, foreshadows intrigue.

To argue with one, foretells that you will be outwitted and foiled.

To see a dark-haired woman with blue eyes and a pug nose, definitely determines your withdrawal from a race in which you stood a showing for victory.

If she has brown eyes and a Roman nose, you will be cajoled into a dangerous speculation.

If she has auburn hair with this combination, it adds to your perplexity and anxiety.

If she is a blonde, you will find that all your engagements will be pleasant and favorable to your inclinations. ... women dream meaning

Search

Literal... search dream meaning

Warm

The spiritual temperature when there are no problems arising... warm dream meaning

Warning

The wise will heed a warning; the unwise will not... warning dream meaning

Weak

Spiritual or physical weakness is revealed to recognize the need to strengthen before one becomes weaker... weak dream meaning

Whiskers

Revealing a wrong attitude, i.E. Unwise words; see “shave”... whiskers dream meaning

Walrus

1. Dominance.

2. To see oneself as a walrus indicates one is willing to protect others. ... walrus dream meaning

Warrior

To see or dream that one is a warrior represents life’s challenges and one’s ability to confront them. ... warrior dream meaning

Ferris Wheel

Symbolic of doing the same things over and over ... ferris wheel dream meaning

Wrist

To dream of hurting the wrist augurs future injury through a foolish act (Gypsy). ... wrist 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

Warmth

Often appears alongside sunlight and comfon in dreams; physical comfon and wellbeing; supportive family feelings; love, cheerfulness or hopefulness; feeling of emo­tional situation warming up’. ... warmth dream meaning

Wireless

What we listen to or hear going on around us or inside us; company; other people’s ‘noise’. Inside wireless: our mind; inside oneself. ... wireless dream meaning

Club (weapon)

1- To dream of using a weapon to club someone denotes an inner violence that has remained unexpressed. It may also depict our violence against ourselves.

2- We have great strength at our disposal, for which we need to find an outlet.

3- The club signifies masculinity, although rather crudely expressed in this instance.... club (weapon) dream meaning

Widow, Widower

Vision + Depth Psychology: Would you like to withdraw from human contact for a while? Are you still attached to past experiences? Are you a “merry widow” or “widower” in the dream? Are you sad and grieving? See Man, Woman.... widow, widower dream meaning

Wafer

Wafer, if seen in a dream, purports an encounter with enemies.

To eat one, suggests impoverished fortune.

For a young woman to bake them, denotes that she will be tormented and distressed by fears of remaining in the unmarried state.... wafer dream meaning

Waif

To dream of a waif, denotes personal difficulties, and especial ill-luck in business. ... waif dream meaning

Walking Stick

To see a walking stick in a dream, foretells you will enter into contracts without proper deliberation, and will consequently suffer reverses.

If you use one in walking, you will be dependent upon the advice of others.

To admire handsome ones, you will entrust your interest to others, but they will be faithful. ... walking stick dream meaning

Warrant

To dream that a warrant is being served on you, denotes that you will engage in some important work which will give you great uneasiness as to its standing and profits.

To see a warrant served on some one else, there will be danger of your actions bringing you into fatal quarrels or misunderstandings. You are likely to be justly indignant with the wantonness of some friend. ... warrant dream meaning

Wedge

To dream of a wedge, denotes you will have trouble in some business arrangements which will be the cause of your separation from relatives. Separation of lovers or friends may also be implied.... wedge dream meaning

Weevil

To dream of weevils, portends loss in trade and falseness in love.... weevil dream meaning

Bra

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

Wink

Patronizing deception... wink 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

Workman

1. Some task needs to be completed.

2. One is getting an admonition (“work, man!”) To work harder on something. ... workman dream meaning

Walnuts

It means quareeling. Otherwise it means livelihood obtained after much exertion.... walnuts dream meaning

Wave

See Water.

An image of emotional excitement—tenderness, caressing, and sexuality. See Surfing, Ship.... wave dream meaning

Widower

Loss of femininity, loneliness, brooding, grief. See Death, Divorce.... widower dream meaning

Wedding Dress

see Marriage... wedding dress dream meaning

Spider-web

To see spider-webs, denotes pleasant associations and fortunate ventures. ... spider-web dream meaning

Water-carrier

To see water-carriers passing in your dreams, denotes that your prospects will be favorable in fortune, and love will prove no laggard in your chase for pleasure.

If you think you are a water-carrier, you will rise above your present position. ... water-carrier dream meaning

Weeding

To dream that you are weeding, foretells that you will have difficulty in proceeding with some work which will bring you distinction.

To see others weeding, you will be fearful that enemies will upset your plans. ... weeding dream meaning

Wet Nurse

To dream that you are a wet nurse, denotes that you will be widowed or have the care of the aged, or little children.

For a woman to dream that she is a wet nurse, signifies that she will depend on her own labors for sustenance. ... wet nurse dream meaning

Whisky

To dream of whisky in bottles, denotes that you will be careful of your interests, protecting them with energy and watchfulness, thereby adding to their proportion.

To drink it alone, foretells that you will sacrifice your friends to your selfishness.

To destroy whisky, you will lose your friends by your ungenerous conduct. Whisky is not fraught with much good. Disappointment in some form will likely appear.

To see or drink it, is to strive and reach a desired object after many disappointments.

If you only see it, you will never obtain the result hoped and worked for.... whisky dream meaning

Wisdom

To dream you are possessed of wisdom, signifies your spirit will be brave under trying circumstances, and you will be able to overcome these trials and rise to prosperous living.

If you think you lack wisdom, it implies you are wasting your native talents. ... wisdom dream meaning

Nipple

See “breast”... nipple dream meaning

Wade

Half-hearted involvement... wade dream meaning

Waffle

Foolish talk... waffle dream meaning

Weed

The rebellious, choking out the flowers in one’s life; see “flowers”... weed dream meaning

Win

Literal victory... win dream meaning

Witchcraft

Turning to unholy spirits to foretell the unknown, sorcery, etc., By occult means, forbidden by god, causing spiritual desolation and death... witchcraft dream meaning

Worry

Revealed to recognize the futility and encourage faith in god’s promises of protection and provision... worry dream meaning

Washbowl

1. To see a washbowl in a dream denotes that a new in­terest resulting in much joy and contentment will occupy one’s time.

2. To see a broken washbowl signifies small pleasure for the dreamer while giving pain to others. ... washbowl dream meaning

Wheelbarrow

1. To see or use a wheelbarrow in your dream repre­sents hard work, labor, and difficulties. It also symbolizes your body and the way that you are moving about through life. ... wheelbarrow dream meaning

Steering Wheel

Holding onto a steering wheel in a dream means pursuing one’s own destiny and whatever good or bad it brings. Controlling a steering wheel in a dream means that adverse conditions will turn easy through one’s determination and perseverance.... steering wheel dream meaning

Spinning Wheel

A spinning wheel used for separating the seed from cotton symbolises journey to be undertaken.

If a man sees himself as spinning wool, hair or camel hair it means hew will soon undertake a journey and return with halaal provision in abundance and wealth which will be a means of great barakah and blessings for him.

If he sees himself as pinning cotton or the bark of tree such as is normally done by women it means he will undertake a journey and will return with goods. But such goods will be regarded as undesirable or unclean by the people.

If a woman happens to see the same dram it means that her relative who is absent will return soon.... spinning wheel dream meaning

Wandering

(Astray; Error; Lost) Walking on a straight highway and still losing one’s way in a dream means deviating from the path of truth.

If the road in the dream is twisted or curved, then it means allurement, trespassing, misguidance, or erring from God’s path, or it could mean seeking a way out of error.

If one is lost in the dream, it means that he will become heedless, and ifhe finds his way thereafter, it means that he will receive someone’s guidance and accept it.... wandering dream meaning

Watchman

(Policeman; Security)... watchman dream meaning

Whistling

In a dream, whistling represents pagan customs. Ifone hears a whistle or produces one in a dream, it may indicate an illness, or it could represent a vacant house or a ghost town.... whistling dream meaning

Words

(Speaking; Speech) In a dream, using good, wise and beneficial words means benefits, improvement and amelioration of one’s life.

If one speaks incomprehensible words in his dream, it means the opposite.

If one sees one of his limbs speaking against him in a dream, it means that someone will report him to the authorities, or become a witness against him in a court ofjustice.

(Also see Ring; Speaking; Stone polisher)... words dream meaning

End Of The World

To dream of the end of the world is symbolic of a call to preparedness and repentance, Acts 2:17-21... end of the world dream meaning

Working

Profit, Prov. 14:23... working 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

Wasps

To dream of being stung by wasps, a dream denoting envious enemies (Artemidorus). ... wasps dream meaning

Wounds

A dream denoting affliction of the wounded parts (Gypsy). Interpretation coincides with that of modern writers.... wounds dream meaning

Wafers

If a young lady dreams of eating wafers she shows that she is too picky in her search for male companionship.

If she is cooking them it denotes a long and happy marriage to the man of her choice.

To pack wafers in a shipping carton symbolizes her love of sharing and presages many happy days for her.

For a man to dream of wafers is an omen of general good fortune.... wafers dream meaning

Wanting

Wanting is a primal drive which, through social­isation, we may crush and thereby lose contact with what we want from our own feelings and needs. In doing so we may also lose much of our decisiveness and creativity.

Example: ‘1 still want him all to myself. We never touch or kiss or anything in the dreams, and I want him to, but would never let on I wanted this. I am a bit coy in my dreams’ (Pauline B). Pauline is dreaming about a past lover whom she has tried to forget, but when we pick out the wants’ we see how strong her feelings are. Looking at dreams in this way helps us define what our desires are.

Example: The older man still wanted something from me. I didn’t want to be involved with him at all and yet had to be polite, etc., so he wouldn’t hit out at me/us. We needed some kind of contact with this man, I lent forward and kissed him on his face and drew back quickly as I didn’t want to give any more than that, I had a fear that he would want more’ (Sandra O). Sandra had divorced an older husband, and was living with a younger man.

The complication of her wants’ is shown in the dream. When it is a ‘don’t want’ in the dream, it is helpful to change it to a positive. ‘I didn’t want to go with my mother’ could become ‘I wanted to do my own thing.’

Because what we want is complex and often in conflict, our dream characters may want something which we oppose, as in the following example. Example: To escape from a man chasing me, I decided I must get a taxi home. Got in one driven by a woman who wanted to take me to the man who was chasing me. Woke up sweating’ (Ann G).

The urge to integrate the male pan of herself, seen as the taxi driver, is in conflict with Ann’s fear of it. ... wanting dream meaning

Winning

In every instance, a symbol of success.... winning dream meaning

Wanderer / Wandering

see Tramp in A rchetypes... wanderer / wandering dream meaning

Word

also see Introduction

When in dreams we arc conscious of a word being repeated, it can be either the sound that is significant or the meaning.

Certain words have esoteric meanings, such as the Hebrew word JHVH (Jehovah). Such words are more likely to appear in the dream state than in ordinary everyday life. We are more open to such information while we are asleep.

Words of power. T he Logos, the Sacred Sound.... word dream meaning

Killer Whale

A killer whale in a dream represents spiritual guidance.

The killer whale is a dangerous animal which in a dream represents a part of your psyche which has great power but which must be followed carefully.... killer whale dream meaning

Wishing Well

Two admirers are seeking your company. Choose carefully.... wishing well dream meaning

Barb / Barbed Wire

The barb is traditionally the fork that the devil carried with him, with which to goad us into action. Sometimes seen as the trident, it can represent the trinity of body, mind and spirit. Barbed wire might be seen as an entanglement which is not appropriate.... barb / barbed wire dream meaning

Win / Winner

In spiritual terms a winner is someone who has overcome their own fears and doubts to ‘win through’ to their own personal excellence.... win / winner dream meaning

Mineral Water

To dream of drinking mineral water, foretells fortune will favor your efforts, and you will enjoy your opportunities to satisfy your cravings for certain pleasures. ... mineral water dream meaning

Wagtail

To see a wagtail in a dream, foretells that you will be the victim of unpleasant gossip, and your affairs will develop unmistakable loss. ... wagtail dream meaning

Washboard

To see a washboard in your dreams, is indicative of embarrassment.

If you see a woman using one, it predicts that you will let women rob you of energy and fortune.

A broken one, portends that you will come to grief and disgraceful deeds through fast living. ... washboard dream meaning

Wine-cellar

To dream of a wine-cellar, foretells superior amusements or pleasure will come in your way, to be disposed of at your bidding.... wine-cellar dream meaning

Wailing

Painful grief heard and understood by god; see “tears”... wailing dream meaning

Weave

Intermingling, industrious, pliable... weave dream meaning

Week

The figurative amount of time to do a work purposed by god; see “seven”... week dream meaning

Whiskey

The intoxicating power of the world... whiskey dream meaning

Wholesale

A wise and profitable sale... wholesale dream meaning

Wrap

See “fold”... wrap 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

Wander

Looking for a direction in one’s life. ... wander dream meaning

Water Mill

1. Hard work.

2. Use whatever is available, however sim­ple, to achieve one’s goals. ... water mill dream meaning

Whore

1. Low regard for someone.

2. Looking to identify someone (“who her?”).

3. Someone interested only in money. ... whore dream meaning

Windows

1. Eyes.

2. If windows are blocked, it means that one is determined not to see a particular something.

3. Opportunity.

4. Observing situations or people from a distance. ... windows dream meaning

Walnut Tree

(See Tree)... walnut tree dream meaning

Watering

(Drink one’s fill; Quench one’s thirst; Irrigation) To drink one’s fill after being thirsty in a dream means satisfaction and ease in one’s business, end of one’s difficulties, richness after poverty, repentance from sin, recovering from sickness, continuing one’s education after a long interruption of one’s studies, attending to one’s spiritual interests, or it could mean inclining toward a religious life. Quenching one’s thirst in a dream also means being healthy, religious and rightful.... watering dream meaning

White Horse

Conditions experienced by the owner will persists.... white horse dream meaning

Wild Animals

If the males thereof are seen in the dream with no desire to hunt them, they represent such people who have no Deen; they have alienated themselves from the Muslim community so as to follow their own whims and fancies.... wild animals dream meaning

Woodcutter

(Disposer of estates; Guardian) In a dream, a woodcutter represents the person in charge of distributing one’s inheritance, since it is he who disposes of the dead branches of a tree. In a dream, a woodcutter also represents an agitator, winter profits, eavesdropping, gossip, burdens, or sins.... woodcutter dream meaning

Wrestling Match

In a dream, a wrestling match means a dispute between two people, even ifit were between a man and a lion.

The winner’s stand in a dream is always better than that of the loser.

If the match is between two men, then the one who challenges in the dream will be the loser in wakefulness.

(Also see Wrestling)... wrestling match dream meaning

Write

(Jot down; Scribble; Writing) Writing in a dream signifies a trick, a gimmick or a conspiracy.

A writer in a dream represents a cunning and a fraudulent person.

If one’s handwriting looks illegible, or inelegant in the dream, it means that he will repent for dishonesty and from defrauding people. Writing on a scroll or on a legal pad in a dream means that one may receive an inheritance. Writing in a notebook in a dream means dodging, or repudiation. Writing a novel or a book in a dream means receiving unlawful money, or it could mean falling sick.

If one sees himself writing a book or a letter and finishes it in his dream, it means that he will complete a project and fulfill his goals.

If he fails to complete his book or his letter in the dream, it means that something will hamper, or stand in the way of completing his project. Writing with the left hand in a dream means indulging in loathsome actions, going astray, or perhaps having a son who is born from adultery, or it could mean that one may become a poet. Signing a deed, a check or a legal contract in a dream means failing to fulfill an agreement.

If one sees someone he knows drafting a contract between them in a dream, it means that the other person will defraud him, mislead him in a business deal and drive him astray.

If one finds himself illiterate and incapable of writing in a dream, it means that he is depressed, though God Almighty will show him a way out of his difficulties.

If an illiterate person sees himself trying to learn how to write and read in a dream, it means that he will benefit from something he feared for a long time, or it could mean that he will go through hard times.

If a learned person finds himself incapable of writing anything in a dream, it means depression, fear, toiling and obstruction of his business.

(Also see Book; Letter; Paper; Sign)... write dream meaning

Water Fountain

Symbolic of good words and life, Prov. 10:11 ... water fountain dream meaning

Wedding Cake

Symbolic of matrimony and unending love... wedding cake dream meaning

Wristwatch

Symbolic of clock watching.

If you keep checking your watch in a dream it can symbolize anxiety over an issue, 2 Pet. 3:9 ... wristwatch dream meaning

Old Man / Old Woman

Carl Jung said that the wise old man is the “archetype of the spirit” and the “speaking fountainhead of the soul.” Dreaming about him may attempt to bring the dreamer into awareness of the larger meaning of ones life. Old people in dreams represent wisdom and maturity. They may appear in our dreams at times of confusion and lack of direction, or when we need consultation and help in decision-making. See also: Aging ... old man / old woman dream meaning

Weathercock

This dream denotes fickle friends (Artemidorus). ... weathercock dream meaning

Wharf

Assurance of safety (Gypsy). ... wharf 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

Waking Up

1- There is a condition in sleeping where we becomc alert to the fact that we arc dreaming and that we can wake up. This appears partly as a way of forcing us into taking note of a particular action or circumstance, and partly to enable us to use the therapeutic tool of being able to wake up and make an adjustment to a dream which might have a happier ending.

2- To wake up in a dream can indicate that we have come out of a period of mourning and withdrawal.

3- Spiritually, to wake up signifies becoming aware.

The dream state alerts us to various ideas and concepts we should be looking at, although it may take us a little time to ‘wake up’ to them.... waking up 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

Weather-vane

An excellent omen for trade, but not for love affairs.... weather-vane dream meaning

Wren

To dream of this little bird is good.... wren dream meaning

Ear Wax

Dreams of ear wax symbolize blockages to hearing and that you are resisting advice.... ear wax dream meaning

Waffles

Dreams of waffles signify a treat, reward, or forthcoming special occasion. See Breakfast.... waffles dream meaning

Wake / Waking Up

Spiritually, to wake up signifies becoming aware.

The dream state alerts us to various ideas and concepts we should be looking at, although it may take us a little time to ‘wake up’ to them.

A wake signifies appropriate grief and watching over the body of a loved one so they come to no spiritual harm.... wake / waking up dream meaning

Weighing / Weight

Weight in a dream indicates gravitas and seriousness. We may wish to make clear in our conscious minds our own spiritual worth. Anubis, the egyptian god, assumed the role of the guide who holds steady the scales on which the hearts of the dead are weighed against the feather of ma’at, goddess of truth.... weighing / weight 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

Whirlpool / Whirlwind

These images are symbols of the vortex, a representation of life and natural energy. Harnessed, this energy gives rise to a whirl of creativity. Unharnessed, it can be destructive.... whirlpool / whirlwind dream meaning

Black And White

If your dream is all in black and white (with no color), you are experiencing an internal change. Your conscious and unconscious selves are merging to create a greater self. This is a positive dream of unification.... black and white dream meaning

Wedlock

To dream that you are in the bonds of an unwelcome wedlock, denotes you will be unfortunately implicated in a disagreeable affair.

For a young woman to dream that she is dissatisfied with wedlock, foretells her inclinations will persuade her into scandalous escapades.

For a married woman to dream of her wedding day, warns her to fortify her strength and feelings against disappointment and grief. She will also be involved in secret quarrels and jealousies.

For a woman to imagine she is pleased and securely cared for in wedlock, is a propitious dream. ... wedlock dream meaning

Wooden Shoe

To dream of a wooden shoe, is significant of lonely wanderings and penniless circumstances. Those in love will suffer from unfaithfulness. ... wooden shoe dream meaning

Work House

To dream that you are in a workhouse denotes that some event will work you harm and loss. See Prison. ... work house dream meaning

Seduce

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

Washer

See “cleanse”... washer dream meaning

Water-bed

One’s personal situation rests on their faith; see “bed” and “water”... water-bed dream meaning

Weird

A warning... weird dream meaning

Weld

The spiritual bonding and healing of that which has been broken... weld dream meaning

Wick

The length of time left; see “candle”... wick dream meaning

Wicker

A temporary support... wicker dream meaning

Widowhood

A state of desolation... widowhood dream meaning

Wilted

Spiritually dead; research whatever is wilted... wilted dream meaning

Wiring

Controlling power... wiring dream meaning

Wisdom Teeth

Words of wisdom, unless decayed; missing means a lack of wisdom... wisdom teeth dream meaning

Wrestle

Wrestling with one’s problems and emotions... wrestle dream meaning

Black Widow

1. Insecurities, often regarding relationships.

2. Fem­inine power, often hostile in nature. ... black widow dream meaning

Game (wild Animal)

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

Wainscot

Concern with the condition of one’s house. ... wainscot dream meaning

Washerwoman

To see a washerwoman in a dream signifies infi­delity and/or a peculiar adventure. ... washerwoman dream meaning

Watchtower

Religious fervor. ... watchtower dream meaning

Water-skiing

1. One feels self-confident.

2. Willing to take risks. ... water-skiing dream meaning

Waving

1. Trying to draw someone into your life.

2. Saying goodbye to someone who is out of one’s life. ... waving dream meaning

Widow(er)

1. Lonely, isolated.

2. Desire to end relationship with one’s wife. ... widow(er) dream meaning

Wind Chimes

1. Time passing.

2. Longing for tranquility. ... wind chimes dream meaning

Wires

1. Frustration or confusion.

2. Need to “connect” or understand. ... wires dream meaning

Boiling Water

Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is already sufferingfrom hell in his own grave.

(Also see Hot water)... boiling water dream meaning

Breaking Wind

(See Fart)... breaking wind dream meaning

Cold Weather

Experiencing it in a dream during the summer season means benefits, profits or new and expensive clothing, but experiencing hot weather in one’s dream during the winter season means the opposite.... cold weather 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

Feather And Wings

If a person sees himself having feathers and two wings it suggests that he will acquire wealth and riches.

If he sees himself flying it means he will undertake a journey.... feather and wings dream meaning

Grape Wine

(See Juice)... grape wine dream meaning

Hot Water

Washingone’s dirt with hot water in a dream means benefits. Drinking hot water from the boiler in a dream means sickness, stress, depression, or a scare by evil spirits.

(Also see Bathhouse; Drink; Hot)... hot water 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 Varying Times

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

Interpretation According To The 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

Wadi

(Valley) Seeing a ravine or a valley with a dry watercourse in a dream means going on a tiering trip, taking a longjourney, or it could represent an intractable person. Seeing a wadi in a dream denotes good deeds, or making offerings to please God Almighty. Awadi in a dream also represents its dwellers, a tribe from that region, or its plantations. Ifone sees the wadi blossoming with fruit trees, fragrant flowers, a running water course, or if one hears nice words during such a dream, it means that he will rise in station, or mingle with people in power, or receive an appointment in the government, and for a righteous person, it means that miraculous events and blessings will be shown at his hands by God’s leave. Seeing a wadi in a dream also means rain, and that the ravine will be filled with rainwater.

A wadi in a dream also could represent a prison because of the steep mountains surrounding it and the difficulty in crossing it. Seeing oneself in a wadi floating in the air until one reaches a desired altitude in a dream means working for a powerful person.

A wadi in a dream also represents a warrior, a bandit, a highway robber or a lion.

If a wadi obstructs one’sjourney in a dream, it may represent a robbery, heavy rain, or having to face a dangerous person. Ifone is not travelling, then it means distress, adversity, harm, imprisonment, fear, or illness. Crossing a wadi in the wintertime in a dream means escaping from danger. Digging a wadi in a dream means the death of a family member. Falling into a steep wadi in a dream and feeling no pain or incurring no harm from it in a dream means that one will receive a gift from someone in authority or from his superior. Inhabiting a valley with no vegetation in a dream means performing one’s pilgrimage to Mecca.

To wander aimlessly in a wadi in a dream means writing a poem.

(Also see Flying)... wadi dream meaning

Wallflower

(Bot. See Gilly{lower)... wallflower dream meaning

Water Wheel

(Noria) In a dream, this type of water wheel which is used to raise and discharge water from a low level stream into a higher ground means help, assistance, keeping one’s promise, or complying with preset conditions.

(Also see Noria)... water wheel dream meaning

Watercress

(bot. Nasturtium officinale) Watercress is the legume of the dwellers of hell-fire.

If one sees it in a dream, it means that he follows the conduct of the dwellers of hell-fire.... watercress dream meaning

Weaver

(Knitting) In a dream, a weaver represents a problem solver, garments, travels, or hesitation. Seeing a weaver in a dream also may indicate the death of sick person, or lowering his corps into his grave.

(Also see Architect; Artist; Painter)... weaver dream meaning

Wild Beast

(See Beast)... wild beast dream meaning

Wild Cow

It represents an exceptionally beautiful woman.... wild cow dream meaning

Wine Press

(Grapes; Juice; Vineyard; Vintage; Vintager) Pressing grapes to make wine in a dream means corruption and evil.

(Also see Extracting oils from seeds; Juice; Vineyard)... wine press dream meaning

Wrapping

(Cloth; Cover) Wearing a wrapping around one’s waist in a dream represents a husband and a wife who live together without sexual relationship.

A wrapping in a dream also may represent a dullish or a simple-minded child.

(Also see Wrap up; Wrap)... wrapping dream meaning

Wrecking Ball

(Crane) A wrecking ball in a dream represents a message carrier.

If one sees a wrecking ball hitting him in a dream, it means that he will receive a strong message which will be carried by a strong and a merciless emissary.... wrecking ball dream meaning

Writer

(Author; Book; Letter; Scribe; Secretary; Starling; Write) A writer in a dream represents a dishonest, cunning, deceitful and a fraudulent person.

If a writer sees himself unlettered in a dream, it means that he will forget his pranks, or lose his mind, or waste his religion, or develop a weak spiritual standing, or become poor.

If one sees himself as an unlettered person, then if he suddenly becomes a writer in a dream, it means that he will develop pranks and deceive his opponent or enemy. Discovering oneself as a writer in a dream means that one will attend to the comfort of others rather than to his own comfort. Consequently he will get exhausted from such exercise and find that he gained nothing from it. Ifa sick person sees such a dream, it means, his death.

If a worker sees that dream, then it connotes his honesty and loyalty, or it could mean that he will be promoted, or get a raise from his employer.

A writer in a dream also represents a tailor, a farmer, or a locomotive engineer. Seeing a scribe, or the secretary of managerial people, or someone in authority in a dream means that one may become one of them, or it could mean that he will rise in station, or improve his life.

(Also see Paper; Write)... writer dream meaning

Willow Tree

weeping, mourning, sorrow, Ps. 137:2 ... willow tree dream meaning

Wormwood

Symbolic of bitterness, Jer. 9:15 ... wormwood dream meaning

Forest / Woods

They may represent your unconscious or your “mental space.” If you are lost in the woods, it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction.

The dark and threatening woods may represent the dark and unexplored areas of the psyche.

The details and experiences in your life.Is the forest dark or light?Peaceful or unwelcoming?A forest generally speaks of activities, persons and things hidden and away from public eye. ... forest / woods dream meaning

Wolves

Wolves may have positive or negative meaning and may represent good or evil in dreams. They could represent hostility, aggression, sneakiness, and ferocious appetites. In some cultures, wolves represent feminine energies and in others masculine. In the Native American culture and tradition, the wolf is a symbol of a mysterious and wonderful teacher. Wolves are considered to be powerful guides who offer wisdom and enlightenment. When interpreting your dream consider your feelings in it and the mood upon awakening.

If you were mesmerized and not afraid, then give your dream positive meaning and accept its message.... wolves dream meaning

Woods / Forest

They may represent your unconscious or your “mental space”.

If you are lost in the woods it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction. See also: Tree, Jungle... woods / forest dream meaning

Whales

For most people, dreaming about whales is a pleasant experience. These huge water dwelling mammals may be symbolic of the connection that exists between the unconscious and conscious mind. They may represent the dreamer’s level of awareness, perceptiveness, and intuition. Some think that they represent our emotional power or are messengers from the spiritual realms.

If the ocean waters were turbulent, and the whale in your dream was unpredictable or on the attack, considers the emotional environment in your every day life. Under such unpleasant dream circumstances, these large animals may represent overwhelming emotional or psychological issue and problem. See also: Dolphin... whales dream meaning

Warbling

Of birds, assured success (Gypsy). ... warbling dream meaning

Tank (water, Etc.)

To dream of a tank denotes that you will find happiness in marriage.

To dream that the tank is full is an omen of prosperity, but if the tank is empty then will you experiences losses in either your business or other financial affairs.

A leaking tank is also a sign of loss.... tank (water, etc.) dream meaning

Marriage, Wedding

One’s marriage or feelings about mar­riage, uniting two different aspects of dreamer such as intellect and feelings, practical and intuitive self; the ‘marriage’ be­tween conscious and unconscious self—any children of the marriage would be the flowering of new abilities or qualities; sometimes is about what our energy or drive is uniting us with, such as a new business venture or creative scheme—any children of this marriage suggest our intuitive assessment of the likely outcome. Also in some cultures dreaming of a wed- ding signifies a death in the family.

Example: ‘1 am at the wedding of my best friend.

The groom doesn’t turn up and she decides to marry the first per­son who comes along. I wonder whether this is a good thing to do’ (Mary T).

Dreaming of wedding if single: Mary could equally as well have dreamt she was the bride, but being in her 30s and unmarned it is easier for her to consider or exper­iment with the idea of marriage using the image of her friend. Should she marry whoever offers? When single one often dreams of marnage as a way of clarifying. What would it be like? Could one succeed in it? Is the present panner OK? How will one achieve it?

Example: ‘When I was engaged to my present husband I dreamt we were married and I looked down at my wedding ring. It was twisted and bent. In fact I now see it as a warning because we have not made a good marriage’ (SW). ... marriage, wedding dream meaning

Policeman / Woman

See roles. ... policeman / woman dream meaning

Wise Man

Father, the self; what we have leamt from our active experience. See the self under archetypes; example in cliff. ... wise man dream meaning

Spring (water)

Symbol of fertility. In fairy tales it also symbolizes virginity—the dreamer’s emotional energies. Positive psychic energies, dedication. Expressing purity. Fairy tales and myths also tell about clouded and poi- soned springs; in that case, go back to the origin of the problem and work with your karma in order to clean up old burdens. See Water, Bath, Environmental Pollution.... spring (water) dream meaning

Washbasin

As in Washing, Tub, Shower, Bath, Sauna.

A symbol of cleanliness and purity.... washbasin dream meaning

Wheat Field

Life’s tasks, productivity, and success. See Grain, Field, Seed, Harvest. Compare this also with the allegory about the wheat kernel that must die in order to bear fruit many times over.... wheat field dream meaning

Dress (white)

To dream of a woman in a white dress or, if a woman, to dream of wearing a white dress, portends that you will be accused of some malicious gossip but will be proven innocent.... dress (white) dream meaning

Sealing Wax

You will receive the approval you have been waiting for to go ahead with what you have planned.... sealing wax dream meaning

Watermill

You will have continuing good health and a steady income, with little change over many years.... watermill dream meaning

Workers

What are these individuals doing? Their actions may reveal the answer to a perplexing question or problem.

For example, if they are building a bridge, this indicates that you are preparing to become more social and traverse the gaps that lie between yourself and others.... workers dream meaning

Star Wars

.Any of the characters from Star Wars, whether Luke Skywalkcr or Obi-Wan Kenobi, may point to a personal quest for the light against the forces of evil.... star wars dream meaning

Wombat

Nanve to Australia, this large marsupial burrows a home in the din. W&ddling forward on short legs, it looks pretty silly but it displays an enormous ability to hold on for dear life. Wombats come to bnng the message of the power of the element of eanh as a home, which can protect you as long as you are grounded. Wombats may be saying to you, “Make your home here on eanh. It’s a safe shelter.” In other words, get grounded on the planet.... wombat dream meaning

Wrench

Used to fix plumbing, a wrench may represent a personal healing tool to fix your own flow of energy. It may also represent a turn of events.... wrench dream meaning

Pocket Watch

Vision: Seeing a pocket watch in your dream: you have either overslept or you have no sense of time. Pay more attention to your appointment calendar—and keep your appointments! See Clock.... pocket watch dream meaning

Wheel Of Fortune

Vision: Seeing a wheel of fortune means something unpleasant is ahead. Turning a wheel of fortune: you hope in vain for good luck—but success is possible only if you take action.

Depth Psychology: The wheel of fortune is a sign that you count too much on Lady Luck—luck only comes to people who are active and work hard.... wheel of fortune dream meaning

Car Wash

To dream of a car wash indicates a complete physical makeover. It may be time in your waking life to address some nagging issues like going to the dentist for example. Driving through a car wash implies a release of old ideas and a bright new perspective.

A car wash is a good omen indicating that you have what it takes to make some fundamental and positive changes.... car wash dream meaning

Salt Water

To dream of salty water on your tongue may indicate a need to release sadness and the physically shed tears.

To be standing in water suggests that an old emotional wound may be holding you back from possible joy. It also cautions acceptance of the past, especially of things that cannot be changed.... salt water dream meaning

Warthog

To dream of a warthog is an indication of a trek into the less obvious parts of your life. Although you may be accustomed to defending yourself with physical or emotional aggression, the warthog suggests to lay down your weapons and explore the more vulnerable aspects of yourself. Be safe in the knowledge that you are able to fight if necessary.... warthog dream meaning

Warble

To hear birds Warbling is a sign of happiness in love.... warble dream meaning

Weights

Fresh work in new scenes, much discussion and planning.... weights dream meaning

Winch

A disappointment; unexpected good news to follow.... winch dream meaning

Walkman

Dreams of a walkman signify that you are tuning the world out while you tune into the music of your soul and walk to the beat of your own drum, in the direction of your dreams. See Music and I-Pod.... walkman dream meaning

Water Balloon

If you dream of throwing water balloons, then you are playing games with your emotions, and trying your hand at manipulation. Dreams of a water balloon signify compartmentalized feelings and that you are attempting to contain, restrain, understand and/or make light of the mystery of life.... water balloon dream meaning

Wedding Planner

Dreams of a wedding planner signify the pragmatic, rational aspect of you. Perhaps you have had your head in the clouds, with regards to your marriage and wedding, and your inner wedding planner is here to bring you back to earth.... wedding planner dream meaning

Wedding Veil

Dreams of a wedding veil signify suspense and the magical mystery of your relationship. You are realizing that you will never really know all there is to know about your beloved, as you embrace the element of surprise in your partnership.... wedding veil dream meaning

Weep

See Cry and Venting Dream.... weep dream meaning

Wetsuit

Because a wetsuit resembles marine life, this dream signifies your desire to connect with the ocean of your emotions or to go swimming in the deep end of intimasea. Dreams of a wetsuit can also signify a false security to keep your ego warm, incubated, and safe from getting hurt in a relationship. See Fish.... wetsuit dream meaning

Wishbone

Dreams of a wishbone forecasts good luck.

If you pull the long end of the wishbone, then you are realizing that your wish will come true and that your optimism will create miracles in your life.

If you pull the short end of the wish bone, then you are releasing your doubts about your dreams coming true. See Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... wishbone dream meaning

Wisteria

Welcoming... wisteria dream meaning

World Trade Center

Dreams of the World Trade Center or of the twin towers represent your financial structures. And though they may fall, your inner wealth and well-being cannot be shaken.

The tower in the Tarot represents destruction that precedes transformation and new beginnings. Twin towers can also represent that which holds up the temple of your being, the tension of opposites, and the integration of your polarities-the dark and light, the masculine and feminine, etc. See Tower.... world trade center dream meaning

Waters

interpreted upon 5 sides: truthful certainty, strength, difficult matter, intimate friendship with the superiors, work from the side of an authority.... waters dream meaning

White House

To dream about the White House symbolizes authority, power and control. It may also represent your own personal views and opinions of the President and his actions.... white house dream meaning

Wash

AH the factors, such as the temperature of the water and the articles (or persons) concerned, must be correlated, but as a general guide, washing by hand suggests that you should refrain from getting involved.

in the personal affairs of others at the present time; washing in a machine indicates an unexpected vacation or change of location.

To dream of washing your hands and/or face predicts a pleasant new friendship in the offing.... wash dream meaning

Wait

To everything its season. Time not yet right. Also, fear may be blocking insight, motivation to go ahead.... wait dream meaning

Welts

A welt is evidence of wrongs done, the aftermath of attack, or an underlying problem that is now beginning to become noticeable. Your interpretation will vary depending on the part of the body that is affected.

The arms relate to strength and action, and the legs connect to movement and motivation.

The hands represent creativity, and the face connects to the persona you show to the world. Additionally, consider that a welt on an exposed part of the body means your wound is visible to others. An area that is generally covered by clothing may connect to the ability or desire to hide your wounds.... welts dream meaning

Looking Through Window

1. Prophet (godly person);

2. Perversion (ungodly person);

3. Demon/evil spirit (ungodly character). 1 Sam. 9:9; Dan. 6:10;... looking through window dream meaning

Washcloth

1. Cleansing;

2. Servant hood.... washcloth dream meaning

Workplace

Schools, colleges, universities and the workplace have much in common. They are all centers of learning, anxiety and ambition, and places where people interact and learn from each other. This is why the unconscious may use them as interchangeable dream metaphors. Your boss may appear in your dream as a teacher, or colleagues may appear in the guise of school friends or classmates. So if a dream places you in a workplace, remember to look for any links with school scenarios.

If your dream featured your actual workplace and colleagues you work with everyday, it may have been highlighting your preoccupation with your job. It may also have been trying to draw your attention to a specific aspect of your job. You spend much of your time at work, so work is of considerable importance emotionally.

If you are comfortable at work, dreams of the workplace and the people with whom you work may become symbols of reassurance and reward; but if you are not comfortable at work, they can become symbols of frustration.

If you had a dream in which you were performing mindless repetitive tasks on an assembly line, perhaps you feel as if you are being treated like a mindless automaton in waking life or that others are making relentless demands on you. Or do you feel that you are losing your sense of identity in your job or that people in your life are taking you for granted?... workplace dream meaning

Crochet Work

To dream of doing crochet work, foretells your entanglement in some silly affair growing out of a too great curiosity about other people’s business. Beware of talking too frankly with over-confidential women. ... crochet work dream meaning

Man Of War

To dream of a man-of-war, denotes long journeys and separation from country and friends, dissension in political affairs is portended.

If she is crippled, foreign elements will work damage to home interests.

If she is sailing upon rough seas, trouble with foreign powers may endanger private affairs. Personal affairs may also go awry.... man of war dream meaning

Old Man, Or Woman

To dream of seeing an old man, or woman, denotes that unhappy cares will oppress you, if they appear otherwise than serene. See Faces, Men, and Women.... old man, or woman dream meaning

Waist And Shirt-waist

To dream of a round full waist, denotes that you will be favored by an agreeable dispensation of fortune.

A small, unnatural waist, foretells displeasing success and recriminating disputes.

For a young woman to dream of a nice, ready-made shirt-waist, denotes that she will win admiration through her ingenuity and pleasing manners.

To dream that her shirt-waist is torn, she will be censured for her illicit engagements.

If she is trying on a shirt-waist, she will encounter rivalry in love, but if she succeeds in adjusting the waist to her person, she will successfully combat the rivalry and win the object of her love. ... waist and shirt-waist dream meaning

Wash-bowl

To dream of a wash-bowl, signifies that new cares will interest you, and afford much enjoyment to others.

To bathe your face and hands in a bowl of clear water, denotes that you will soon consummate passionate wishes which will bind you closely to some one who interested you, but before passion enveloped you.

If the bowl is soiled, or broken, you will rue an illicit engagement, which will give others pain, and afford you small pleasure. ... wash-bowl dream meaning

Washer Woman

A washer woman seen in dreams, represents infidelity and a strange adventure.

For the business man, or farmer, this dream indicates expanding trade and fine crops.

For a woman to dream that she is a washer woman, denotes that she will throw decorum aside in her persistent effort to hold the illegal favor of men. ... washer woman dream meaning

Wax Taper

To dream of lighting wax tapers, denotes that some pleasing occurrence will bring you into association with friends long absent.

To blow them out, signals disappointing times, and sickness will forestall expected opportunities of meeting distinguished friends.... wax taper dream meaning

Wedding Clothes

To see wedding clothes, signifies you will participate in pleasing works and will meet new friends.

To see them soiled or in disorder, foretells you will lose close relations with some much-admired person.... wedding clothes 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

Whalebone

To see or work with whalebone in your dreams, you still form an alliance which will afford you solid benefit. ... whalebone dream meaning

Whetstone

To dream of a whetstone, is significant of sharp worries and close attention is needed in your own affairs, if you avoid difficulties. You are likely to be forced into an uncomfortable journey. ... whetstone dream meaning

White Lead

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

White Moth

To dream of a white moth, foretells unavoidable sickness, though you will be tempted to accuse yourself or some other with wrong-doing, which you think causes the complaint.

For a woman to see one flying around in the room at night, forebodes unrequited wishes and disposition which will effect the enjoyment of other people.

To see a moth flying and finally settling upon something, or disappearing totally, foreshadows death of friends or relatives. ... white moth dream meaning

Wild Man

To see a wild man in your dream, denotes that enemies will openly oppose you in your enterprises.

To think you are one foretells you will be unlucky in following out your designs. ... wild man dream meaning

Wine-glass

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

Wood-pile

To dream of a wood-pile, denotes unsatisfactory business and misunderstandings in love. ... wood-pile dream meaning

Wrecks

To see a wreck in your dream, foretells that you will be harassed with fears of destitution or sudden failure in business. See other like words.... wrecks dream meaning

Day-dream

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

Drift-wood

Evidence of dead works that have taken on the character of a drifter without roots or direction... drift-wood dream meaning

Wagner

Wagon-builder, industrious spirit... wagner dream meaning

Wainright

Wagon-builder, industrious spirit... wainright dream meaning

Walcott

One who dwells at the wall, protected one... walcott dream meaning

Waldemar

Renowned leader... waldemar dream meaning

Walden

Of the wooded valley, fruitful spirit... walden dream meaning

Waldo

See “waldemar”... waldo dream meaning

Wallace, Wally

Wall-maker, protective spirit... wallace, wally dream meaning

Wallis

See “wallace”... wallis dream meaning

Walter

Powerful, protective... walter dream meaning

Walton

Town of walls, protective... walton dream meaning

Wanda, Windy

One who wanders... wanda, windy dream meaning

Ward

One who protects and shelters... ward dream meaning

Wardell

Protective, watchful, peaceful spirit... wardell dream meaning

Warner

Brave defender... warner dream meaning

Warped

That which is twisted into a perverted state of mind or matter; see “perverted”... warped dream meaning

Warranty

A guarantee in a dream is worth more than on paper... warranty dream meaning

Warren

Watchful, protective... warren dream meaning

Warwick

Mighty defender... warwick dream meaning

Wasteful

Revealed to prevent... wasteful dream meaning

Watch-dog

Someone who is dogmatic about keeping watch over someone or something; see “animals”... watch-dog dream meaning

Watch-tower

Any place that watches over and protects others, i.E.

A loving home, ministry, or mission... watch-tower dream meaning

Water-color

A picture is a memory of substance, and the water implies a blessed memory; see “water”... water-color dream meaning

Waver

Double-minded; trying to live two ways and not fully convinced of either... waver dream meaning

Wayne

Maker of wagons, industrious spirit... wayne dream meaning

Weaned

Maturing from elementary teaching unto the meat of the word; see “milk” and “meat”... weaned dream meaning

Wearisome

Literally revealing the undesirable in order to avert it... wearisome 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

Web-footed

Steps that have to go where they are ordered and not where they desire... web-footed dream meaning

Webster

One who weaves, industrious spirit... webster dream meaning

Weeping-willow

One who is in deep mourning and in need of empathy; see “tree” and “tears”... weeping-willow dream meaning

Weigh-bridge

The evaluation of one’s responsibilities and achievements prior to any promotion; see “bridge”... weigh-bridge dream meaning

Welby

Farm at the well, fruitful spirit... welby dream meaning

Weldon

At the well hill, victorious, fruitful spirit... weldon dream meaning

Wellington

Prosperous, fruitful spirit... wellington dream meaning

Wendell

Wanderer... wendell dream meaning

Wendy

See “wanda”... wendy dream meaning

Werner

Defender, brave warrior... werner dream meaning

Wesley

From the west meadow, enlightened spirit... wesley dream meaning

Wheel-barrow

Used to carry heavy burdens forward with intentions to utilize... wheel-barrow dream meaning

Whitney

From the white island, pure in spirit, enlightened one... whitney dream meaning

White-liver

A coward... white-liver dream meaning

Whittle

Using belittling words to slowly and steadily wear one down; see “knife”... whittle dream meaning

Wholesome

A healthy mental and spiritual state... wholesome dream meaning

Wilbur

Strong-willed, determined spirit... wilbur dream meaning

Wiley

See “william”... wiley dream meaning

Wilfred

Contented, peaceful spirit, discerning leader... wilfred dream meaning

Wilhelmina

Noble, protective one... wilhelmina dream meaning

Willard

Bold, strong will, dedicated, ardent... willard dream meaning

William, Will

Resolute protective spirit, noble leader, strong willed... william, will dream meaning

Wilma

See “wilhelmina”... wilma dream meaning

Wilson

See “william”... wilson dream meaning

Winfred

Peaceful, trustworthy friend... winfred dream meaning

Winifred, Winnie

See “winfred”... winifred, winnie dream meaning

Winona

First-born daughter, victorious spirit, precious and valuable... winona dream meaning

Winston

From a friend’s place... winston dream meaning

Winthrop

See “winston”... winthrop dream meaning

Winton

See “winston”... winton dream meaning

Wicked

A warning... wicked dream meaning

Wide

A blessed area... wide dream meaning

Wolcott

From the wolf’s cottage... wolcott dream meaning

Woodrow

From the row next to the woods... woodrow dream meaning

Woody

See “woodrow”... woody dream meaning

Worldly

Carnal, sensual, temporary, insecure... worldly dream meaning

Worth

Trustworthy, protected... worth dream meaning

Worthy

See “deserving”... worthy dream meaning

Wrinkled Clothes

Problems that need to ironed out... wrinkled clothes dream meaning

Wrinkled Skin

Scars of time and wisdom, if found in righteousness; see “age”... wrinkled skin dream meaning

Wrong

Literal warning of that which will lead to failure and disappointment unless averted... wrong dream meaning

Wyman

Clever, charming... wyman dream meaning

Wynette

See “wynn”... wynette dream meaning

Wynn, Wynne

True friend, gracious spirit... wynn, wynne dream meaning

Aisle (walking Down)

1. Various pathways in one’s life.

2. Commit­ment, dedication.

3. If walking among a crowd, one feels admired. ... aisle (walking down) dream meaning

Armageddon (end Of World)

Deep worry about one’s own world, including job, family, romantic relationships—everything. ... armageddon (end of world) dream meaning

Saint-john’s-wort

Peace and tranquility. ... saint-john’s-wort dream meaning

Station Wagon

1. If one owns a station wagon, it symbolizes the family, and what is going on inside the station wagon is going on inside the family.

2. If one rolls up the windows, it indicates concerns about one’s family. ... station wagon dream meaning

Under The Weather

Beware of drinking excessively. ... under the weather dream meaning

Wad

1. Wise guy (chewing gum).

2. Sexuality (porno). ... wad dream meaning

Wall-to-wall

Whatever the problem is, it is extensive. ... wall-to-wall dream meaning

Walleye

1. Determined (salmon upstream).

2. Dead. ... walleye dream meaning

Wampum

Concern about money. ... wampum dream meaning

Warrant, Death

1. One has done something very wrong.

2. Loved one has done something very wrong. ... warrant, death dream meaning

Waterslide

1. Willing to take a risk.

2. Able to face the unknown. ... waterslide dream meaning

Wayne, John

1. Heroic.

2. Indomitable.

3. False self-image (as re­vealed in a biography about him). ... wayne, john dream meaning

Wean

Desire to return to the womb. ... wean dream meaning

Welter

Many difficult issues to deal with. ... welter dream meaning

Whiff

Gave something one’s best try and failed. ... whiff dream meaning

Whiplash

Certain actions have hidden payback. ... whiplash dream meaning

Whipped

1. Punished.

2. Make lighter. ... whipped dream meaning

White (color)

1. Purity.

2. Truth.

3. Cleansing.

4. Religious experi­ence or revelation. ... white (color) dream meaning

White House, The

1. Leadership, power.

2. Concern over national issues or problems.

3. Knowledge or wisdom. ... white house, the dream meaning

White Whale

1. Significant adversary.

2. Challenge. ... white whale dream meaning

Whiten

1. Try to clean up.

2. Try to purify emotionally. ... whiten dream meaning

Whoopee Cushion

Something is laughable. ... whoopee cushion dream meaning

Widget

Sometimes one has to be inventive to make something work. ... widget dream meaning

Wimbledon

1. The best of the best.

2. Competition.

3. Grass. ... wimbledon dream meaning

Window Washer

1. Bravery.

2. Desire to see things clearly.

3. One has the ability to clarify a situation and shed some perspective on an issue. ... window washer dream meaning

Windows (broken)

1. Change or upheaval.

2. Violence.

3. Fear of self-destruction.

4. Lost opportunities. ... windows (broken) dream meaning

Wineglass

1. Desire to be healthy.

2. Desire to escape or numb one­self against some sort of pain. ... wineglass dream meaning

Wise Old Man

1. God.

2. Guardian or parent.

3. Advice about the fu­ture or unknown. ... wise old man dream meaning

Wyoming

Desire to move to a wilderness environment. ... wyoming dream meaning

Allah Warning Someone :

If someone sees Allah reprimanding, warning or prohibiting him from doing something it means that he is indulging in abominable actions. He should reform without delay.... allah warning someone : dream meaning

Ass With Weak Eyesight

Seeing an ass with weak eyesight means that matters relating to his livelihood will become confusing and difficult.

The same applies to seeing an ass which has only one eye.... ass with weak eyesight dream meaning

Basket Weaver

(See Caner; Caning)... basket weaver dream meaning

Becoming The Owner Of Wild Animals

If a person sees himself as becoming the owner of will animals and these animals are under his full control so that he leads them to wherever he desires, it means he will become the leader of a people.... becoming the owner of wild animals dream meaning

Attic Window

(Aperture; Peephole; Window) If one’s attic window towers over a large and a beautiful property in the dream, it means owning or acquiring a new property, earningrespect, honor and fulfilling one’s aspirations. Ifthe view from one’s attic window is depressing in the dream, then it means relief from difficulties, or if one is sick, then it means recovering from his illness, or if he is unmarried, then it means that he will get married. Ifa woman looks at an attic window in a dream, it means that she will get married. Discovering an attic window in a house that does not have one in a dream means the spread of one’s authority, or the success of one’s business.

(Also see Window)... attic window dream meaning

Blood, Pus Etc. Without Any Wound

Bleeding without any wound means he will acquire unlawful wealth. Similarly, pus or blood gushing forth from a fountain in the body and such pus or blood staining his body also means he will earn haraam wealth. How much haraam wealth he earns depends on how much blood or pus gushes from such a fountain. But if the body does not stain it means he will be demoted from his present position.

The degree of his demotion depends on how much blood or pus gushes out.... blood, pus etc. without any wound dream meaning

Brewing Wine

The brewer will be employed by the king or the ruler and great decision will be made by him.... brewing wine dream meaning

Brick Falling From A Wall

A brick falling from a wall means a male or female member of his family will either get lost or run away or pass away.... brick falling from a wall dream meaning

Broken Waist-band

If a person sees his waist-band as broken, snatched or altered in any way, it means harm coming his way.... broken waist-band dream meaning

Calling Out The Athaan In Strange Words

Calling out the athaan in words unknown to the caller suggests that he is a great thief.... calling out the athaan in strange words dream meaning

Camel Calf That Is Weaned

It symbolises a person’s child.... camel calf that is weaned dream meaning

Carpet Weaver

(Architect; Engineer; Graphic artist) A carpet weaver in a dream represents a marriage officiant.

(Also see Architect; Artist; Carpet)... carpet weaver dream meaning

Carrying Weight

(Burdens; Forbearance; Porter; Serving others)... carrying weight dream meaning

Clipping Hair Or Wool With A Scissor

If a person sees himself cutting or clipping hair or wool using scissors it means he will amass great material wealth.... clipping hair or wool with a scissor dream meaning

Cold Water

If one sees himself drinking cold refreshing water from the regular water tab in a dream, it means comfort and joy.

(Also see Drink)... cold water dream meaning

Complete Wudhu Or Ghusl

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

Crown Seen By A Woman

If a woman sees a crown in her dream. It symbolises her husband.

If she is unmarried, she will soon marry a very dignified, respectable and influential man.... crown seen by a woman dream meaning

Collapsing Walls

Ifone sees the walls of his house collapsing as a result of a flood in a dream, it means the death of his wife. Ifone sees his house caving in on him and causing a big cloud of dust in a dream, it means that he maybe afflicted with measles.

A collapsed ceiling in a dream means devastation.

If one sees a destroyed house standing erect anew in a dream, it means spiritual awakening of its owner.

If one is awaiting the return of a member of his family, or if he is awaiting a guest to arrive, and if a part of his house caves in, it means the near arrival of such a traveller. Ifa daughter or a sister or another woman live in that house, it means that the guest will seek her hand for marriage.

If a hurricane destroys his entire house in a dream, it means that death will take locality in that place at the hands of a tyrant. Ifone sees himself demolishing an old house or edifice in a dream, it means evil.

If a woman sees her walls caving in on her in a dream, it means the death of her husband.

(Also see Destruction)... collapsing walls dream meaning

Construction Worker

(Carpenter; Mason; Woodworker; Workman) Seeing a construction worker in a dream means both poverty or richness, or he could denote travels or uncertainty about what profession one should get into to earn his livelihood, or he could represent someone who patiently carries someone else’s burdens, or someone who fabricates a story, or someone who embellishes a story with lies, or someone who mixes the lawful with the unlawful.

A construction worker in a dream also represents someone who stirs-up people against one another for a price.

If some dust falls over him during his work in the dream, it means that he will benefit accordingly, and if no dust falls over him duringhis work in the dream, it means that he will get nothing from inciting people against one another. Ifone sees a construction worker demolishing a wall or a house in a dream, it means that some enmity will grow between friends that could bring about the death of one of them.

(Also see Carpenter; Digging; Labor; Pickax)... construction worker dream meaning

Deep Waters

Falling into deep waters and not reaching the bottom of it in a dream means prosperity and wealth, for the world is a deep ocean.

A sudden fall into water in a dream also means joy and money.... deep waters dream meaning

Delivering Water

(See Water Carrier)... delivering water dream meaning

Delivery By An Expectant Wife

if a person sees his wife giving birth to a boy whilst she is expecting in real life, she will give birth to a girl. And if she gives birth to a girl, she will deliver a boy.

Breast Feeding : If a person sees himself breast feeding or being breast fed, he will soon be imprisoned and the prison doors will be closed on him for a long time.

And Allah knows best.... delivery by an expectant wife dream meaning

Distilled Water

In a dream, distilled water represents beautiful children or noble children. Seeing distilled water in adream also may signify acquiring knowledge from learned people who practice what they teach. It also means learning wisdom from wise people. Smelling rose-water or orange-blossom water or distilled water from jonquil or from any species of the narcissus flower in a dream means joy, happiness, cheers, eulogies and prosperity. In a dream, distilled water also may represent bringing out confiscated or stolen merchandise or discovering hidden goods. As for distilled farm water or from water lily or distilled water from similar flowers in a dream, they represent medicinal remedies, profits, celebrations or weddings.

(Also see Water)... distilled water dream meaning

Donning White Clothes

A very pleasant dream suggesting goodness and success in all matters.... donning white clothes dream meaning

Drawing Water From A Well

If a person dreams that he has drawn water from the well and given it to people to drink, it means he will be a means of providing livelihood to orphans, the weak and poor. It also means he will live a life of piety and virtue. Perhaps his wealth may become a means of people proceeding for Hajj.... drawing water from a well dream meaning

Dreaming Of Arms, Weapons Etc.

Generally speaking, arms, firearms, ammunition and all other weapons-primitive or modern-symbolise power, strength, honour, superiority, vicotyr and grandeur for the persons who sees them in his dream.. He will acquire these according to his intellect and popularity. Any modifications and improvements in them denote added honour, power and strength.... dreaming of arms, weapons etc. dream meaning

Dreaming Of Men, Women And Animals

To see someone speaking to the observer or giving him something suggests that the observer4 will socialize or deal with him or someone who bears a similar name or resembles him.... dreaming of men, women and animals 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

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 Curd Or Whey

Drinking any of these means loss of wealth as a result of which he will be grieved.... drinking curd or whey dream meaning

Drinking Sea Water

If a person dreams that he is drinking sea water and the water is not turbid or muddy nor are any waves seen in such waters it means he will acquire as much of the wealth of this world as the amount of water he had drunk. Moreover he shall lead a clean and happy life. But if the water is brackish or filthy or the ocean is shrouded in darkness or the water assumes the form of huge, frightening waves it suggest he will be afflicted with grief, fear and hardship, the intensity of which will depend on how much of the above conditions prevail in the water or ocean.... drinking sea water 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

Drinking Water

Consuming clean, sweet water in the dream means he will enjoy a clean and happy life provided he does not know its quantity nor is he aware of himself being in a state of tuhr nor does he know himself to be on a journey in a strange, unknown place.

The same applies if the water is not sweet. But it the water is brackish and muddy, it means he will suffer from some ailment or disease whose seriousness will depend on how brackish or muddy the water is.... drinking water dream meaning

Drinking Wine

Drinking win with another means the drinker will quarrel with that person with regards to his livelihood provided there is a dining table between them.... drinking wine dream meaning

Drinking Wolf Milk

the one who drinks the milk will attain much goodness in that if he is in grief he will soon find relief and if he is a destitute he will become rich.... drinking wolf milk dream meaning

Dull-witted

(See Tankard)... dull-witted dream meaning

Eating And Drinking In The Wild

This suggest that he will acquire affluence in the world and progress in matters of Deen.... eating and drinking in the wild dream meaning

Eating The Shell Or White Of The Egg

Eating the shell or white of the eggs but not the yolk means he will usurp wealth belonging to the deceased or a slain person. It could also mean that he will dig up graves for the purpose of stealing the shroud (kafn) of the dead people.

And Allah knows best.... eating the shell or white of the egg dream meaning

Emaciation And Weakness.

Thinners and weakness of the body denotes that not much good is to be expected from such a dream.... emaciation and weakness. dream meaning

Embracing Judaism, Christianity Or Fire _ Worships

Seeing oneself embracing Judasim, Christianity or the religion of the Fire-Worshippers indicates that despite their love and affection for him, he will still oppose and refute them.... embracing judaism, christianity or fire _ worships dream meaning

Falling In Deep Waters

(See Deep waters)... falling in deep waters dream meaning

Fear Of Wrongdoing

(See Prostration)... fear of wrongdoing dream meaning

Fire Of The World

A fire in a particular town, suburb or house which is situated on arid land, and such a fire gives off violent, blazing flames destroying anything in its path ,and it also gives off thunderous, frightening sounds, then such a dream is a bad omen that repression and oppression will become the order of the day in that place where the fire had been seen.

If the place is not arid, it means epidemic, pleurisy or smallpox will break out there or many deaths will occur.

If the fire has no sound and flames in it and it destroys some things and leaves other things unharmed, it symbolizes accidents and deaths occurring in that place.... fire of the world dream meaning

Fire Worship

Seeing oneself worshipping fire means the observer will become corrupt in matters of religion.

If no flames, are seen in the fire, it suggests he will acquire unlawful (Haraam) wealth.... fire worship dream meaning

Fire Worshiper

(See Worshipping fire)... fire worshiper dream meaning

Giving People Water To Drink

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

Hard Work

(See Labor)... hard work dream meaning

Heavy Weight

(See Fat person)... heavy weight dream meaning

Hog-like Wolf

(See Hyena)... hog-like wolf dream meaning

Horizontal Wound

In a dream, a horizontal wound means enmity, backbiting and slander.... horizontal wound dream meaning

Horse With White Feet

A horse with all its feet white is regarded as the most excellent amongst all horse.... horse with white feet 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

Hunting A Wild Animal

If a person sees himself as hunting a wild animal it means he will acquire wealth and booty-whether the hunted animal is a male for female.... hunting a wild animal dream meaning

Hunting Wild Animals That Are Females

they represent men, women and slave-girls.... hunting wild animals that are females dream meaning

Idol Worship

If a person sees himself worshipping idols, it means he will attribute Falsehood to Allah Ta’ala, propagate falsehood, become a habitual drinker of wine and indulge in sinful acts.

If the idol is of silver it means he will either be in close proximity with sins or he will say falsehood (lie) to his wife.

An idol of gold suggests that he will soon face an unpleasant situation provoking him to become angry.

A wooden idol suggest that he will soon associate with a man who is a renegade.

An idol of steel, iron or copper means his single obsession in life is to seek the wealth and pleasures of the world.... idol worship dream meaning

Incomplete Wudhu

An incomplete wudhu with ordinary clean water suggest that the observer’s worldly and religious pursuits will remain incomplete. But as opposed to wudhu with milk, wine etc, matter will be less harsh.

The same applies with salaah which is incomplete.... incomplete wudhu 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

Intestinal Worms

(See snakes)... intestinal worms dream meaning

Jewellry Worn By Women

if they are made from gold or silver they symbolise a pleasant life and embellishment for the women, But if they are one or two ankle-rings or bracelets then they represent her husband, brother or father.

The same is the interpretation of a crown although according to some, it presents a king or ruler.... jewellry worn by women dream meaning

Killing A Wild Animal With No Purpose Of Hunting

he will become a recipient of a fortune from some woman.... killing a wild animal with no purpose of hunting dream meaning

Leaking Water

(See Seeping)... leaking water dream meaning

Love For The World

(See Elephant man; Love)... love for the world dream meaning

Marriage Of A Wife

If a person sees his wife getting married to someone else, it means her household will become wealthy and prosperous.... marriage of a wife dream meaning

Marrying A Dead Woman

He will succeed in acquiring his pursuit regarding which he has lost all hopes.... marrying a dead woman dream meaning

Milk Of Wild Camel

It symbolises progress in one’ Deen.... milk of wild camel dream meaning

Mongoose, Lynx Or Weasel

The interpretation of any of the above is the same as a cat except that the illness is of a less serious nature and for a shorter period.... mongoose, lynx or weasel dream meaning

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

Nonalcoholic Wine

Drinking nonalcoholic wine in a dream means distress, sorrow, a wretched life, poverty, or unexpected expense. In a dream, drinking nonalcoholic wine also represents lawful money that is earned from one’s toiling and sweat. However, drinking alcoholic beverage in a dream means money that is acquired through rough words and arguments, and for a governor in his dream, it means loss of his job. Alcoholic beverages in a dream mean money of suspicious source, or they could mean distress or depression.

(Also see Wine)... nonalcoholic wine dream meaning

One Who Makes Ta’weez

He represents a person who is master at the art of convincing people by the sweetness of his tongue.... one who makes ta’weez dream meaning

Orange-blossom Water

(See Distilled water)... orange-blossom water 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

Persson Who Weighs And Measures

He symbolises a qaadhi, judge or magistrate if he is unknown.

If a person sees such a person clapping hands it means the qaadhi is biased and unfair in his judgement. And if he is seen dancing he is fair and impartial.

If a person sees himself taking up the trade of weighing or measuring it means he will be appointed as a judge.... persson who weighs and measures dream meaning

Pipe Dream

(See Rainbow)... pipe dream dream meaning

Place Of Worship

(See Masjid; Mosque)... place of worship dream meaning

Possessing, Gathering Or Walking In A Cloud

Possessing, gathering, walking in a cloud or mounting a cloud means the observer of the dream will acquire much wealth and prosperity.... possessing, gathering or walking in a cloud dream meaning

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

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

Rose-water

(See Distilled water)... rose-water 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

Second Wife

(See Polygamy)... second wife 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

Salaah Towards East Or West

If a person sees himself performing Salaah, facing east (When qiblah is not in that direction ) it means that he will advocate the beliefs of the Qadriyyah set.

(a sect who believes in the freedom of will).

If he performs Salaah facing west (When Qiblah is not in that direction) it means he will advocate the beliefs of the Jabriyyahn i.e.

The sect of the fatalists, believing that man has no power of will: he is involuntarily forced by Allah to do good or bad).... salaah towards east or west 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

Sewing The Clothes Of One’s Wife

If a person sees himself as sewing the clothes of his wife using needle and cotton then it is not regarded as a good dream.

If the needle happens to break, his affairs will be disrupted and he will become needy and poor.... sewing the clothes of one’s wife dream meaning

Sheet Worn As A Garment

A sheet worn as a garment means the acquiring of the material world as well as Deen.... sheet worn as a garment dream meaning

Soorah Waaqi’ah

Its reader will hasten towards performing good deeds and obeying Allah.... soorah waaqi’ah dream meaning

Sound Of Walking

(See Tap)... sound of walking dream meaning

Speech Writer

(See Tongue)... speech writer dream meaning

Spindle Whorl

(Spinning; Yarn) Owning a spindle whorl in a dream means marriage, while losing it in a dream means divorce.

To place the spindle on the spinning wheel in a dream means reconciliation between husband and wife.

A spindle whorl in a dream also means steadfastness, profits from a business, or it could mean marriage for a single person.

(Also see Spinning)... spindle whorl dream meaning

Sweet Water

(See Euphrates)... sweet water dream meaning

Theft Or Destruction Of A Weapon

If a person sees his weapon as stolen or snatched from him or broken or ruined it denotes the weakening of his power and strength.

The same is the case. Where the weapon is given away as a gift or sold or thrown away or loaned to someone.... theft or destruction of a weapon dream meaning

Thick And Wide Carpet

A thick, wide and new carpet means he will live long, enjoy a peaceful life, receive ample sustenance and acquire much of the material things of this world.... thick and wide carpet dream meaning

Thin But Wide Carpet

If the carpet is abnormally think but wide it means plentiful of rizq but a short span of life.... thin but wide carpet dream meaning

Traversing Through Wasteland, Wilderness Or The Desert

If a person sees himself traversing through wasteland, wilderness or desert in such a manner that he does not get lost it means he will remains steadfast upon the religion of Islam.

If he gets lost it means he is in doubt about Islam.... traversing through wasteland, wilderness or the desert dream meaning

Troubled Waters

Swimming in troubled waters or in high tides in a dream means adversities, or having to face a strong opponent.... troubled waters 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

Unit Of Weight

(Measure; Weight) In a dream, a unit of weight may signify distress or it could mean relief.

A unit of weight in a dream also represents the elements that are measured or weighed with it. In a dream, a unit of weight also could represent one’s confidant or personal secretary.

(Also see Half a bushel; Measure”; Weight)... unit of weight dream meaning

Vertical Wound

In a dream, a vertical wound represents a friendship, commendation, or unity.... vertical wound dream meaning

Waist Belt

(Belt; Cincture; Waistband) A waist belt in a dream represents a wife who owns a house or a property.

A waist belt in a dream also could represent happy children, and for rich people it represents their housekeeper or their servants. As for everyone else, a waist belt in a dream means adornment, or money depending of its quality and value in the dream.

(Also see Belt; Cincture; Waistband)... waist belt dream meaning

Waist-band

A waist-band, if gilded, means the acquiring of wealth and the commanding of respect which will be a means of a person becoming boastful.

It is also interpreted as him becoming a leader of his community which he will enjoy for the duration of half his life. And if it is glided and adorned with pearls studded therein, he will become very wealthy due to which he will become the leader of his household; or a son will be born to him who will command much respect.... waist-band dream meaning

Waistband

(Belt; Cincture; Waist belt) If a depressed person sees a waistband in his dream, it means relief from stress.

A dirty waistband in a dream means depression and problems for a usually happy person.

(Also see Belt; Cincture)... waistband dream meaning

Wakefulness

(Alertness; Keenness of mind; Vigilance) Wakefulness in a dream signifies keenness of mind, perseverance in one’s objective, completion of one’s work, retracting one’s steps to reverse an act of wrongdoing, or it could mean longevity. Waking up someone from his sleep in a dream means guiding him or showing him the road.... wakefulness dream meaning

Walk Around

(See Circumambulation) 466... walk around dream meaning

Walking In The Air

(See Air)... walking in the air dream meaning

Walking On Sand Or Picking Up Sand

If a person sees himself walking on sand or picking up sand, it means he will have to toil very hard in order to become wealthy.... walking on sand or picking up sand dream meaning

Walking On The Moon

(See Moon)... walking on the moon dream meaning

Walking On The Sea

Walking on the ocean suggest he will have dominance on the nobility and elite people of the world.... walking on the sea dream meaning

Walking On Water

Walking on water in a dream represents one’s strong faith, certitude and trust in God Almighty. This is particularly true if while waking one also speaks words of wisdom. Otherwise, walking on water in a dream also could mean clarifying a complex issue. Walking on water in a dream also could mean undertaking a dangerous venture and trusting one’s affairs to God’s protection. Irone walks back from the water to the dry land in a dream, it means that he will satisfy his needs or fulfill his intentions. In a dream, waking on water represents one’s good intention, clarity and certitude. Walking on water in a dream also means unveiling a mystery, the need to trust one’s affairs into God’s hand, or it may mean approaching a danger, or it could mean that the accumulated pressures one is enduring are bearing heavy on him. It also means placing one’s trust in God Almighty before embarking on a trip that could entail some danger.

To walk on water, whether it is an ocean or a river in a dream also denotes good spiritual standing, religious assiduousness and strong faith, certitude and determination.

(Also see Riuer; Water)... walking on water dream meaning

Walking The Streets

A man compassing the streets in a dream represents a guide, a shaikh, a spiritual guide, a preacher, a teacher, a peacemaker and one who accepts what is good and discards what is evil.... walking the streets dream meaning

Wall Gecko

(Lizard) A wall gecko in a dream represents an evil person who is proud of himself, who encourages mischief, and dampens people’s spirit to do good.

A gecko in a dream also represents a backbiter and a slanderer. Getting hold of a gecko in a dream means encountering such a person. Eating a gecko in a dream means backbitingpeople.lfagecko takes a bite from someone’s flesh in a dream, it means that someone will speak ill of him in public.

A gecko in a dream also represents an avowed enemy who incessantly belittles his opponent and who drives from one place to another.

(Also see Lizard)... wall gecko dream meaning

Walls Of The City

In a dream, the walls of a city represent strong men, a strong ruler, or a treasurer who is concerned about guarding the interests of his people.

The walls of a city in a dream also represent the most pious and devout worshiper in that city, its most renowned men of knowledge, its supremejustice, or its just ruler. Seeing the walls of a city in a dream also meansjoy, festivities and celebrations.

(Also see Balcony; Castle; Citadel; Wall)... walls of the city dream meaning

Waning Of One’s Wealth

(See Coal)... waning of one’s wealth dream meaning

Wanted

(See Pursuit)... wanted dream meaning

Wantonness

(See Desire)... wantonness dream meaning

War Correspondent

(Correspondent; Exchanging letters; Spy) Exchanging letters between two army camps in a dream means nearing the end of one’s life, quelling a riot, accepting the truth, following what is lawful, death of a sick person, or the victory of an oppressed person. Ifone becomes a war correspondent in a dream, it means that he may become a spy, or be promoted in his field.

(Also see War)... war correspondent dream meaning

Warble Fly

(Enemy; Spy)... warble fly dream meaning

Warrior’s Helmet

(See Helmet)... warrior’s helmet dream meaning

Washing A Garment

See Filth... washing a garment dream meaning

Washing The Dead

(Undertaker) If one sees a deceased person washing himself before burial in a dream, it means relief for one’s dependents and increase of their wealth after him. Washing a deceased person in a dream means that someone will repent at the hand of the undertaker.

If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothing in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to satisfy his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to seek justice for his death. Ifone does wash the garment ofthe deceased person in the dream, it means the redemption of that person. Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is suffering in hell-fire.

(Also see Grave digger; Hot water; Ritual bath; Undertaker)... washing the dead dream meaning

Wasting Money

(See Penny)... wasting money dream meaning

Wasting Water

If water is made to flow from a well it means a person will spend his wealth in a manner bringing no benefit or harm to him.... wasting water dream meaning

Wastrel

(See Hobo)... wastrel dream meaning

Watchful

(See Conscious; Carefulness; Concern)... watchful dream meaning

Watching The Stars

(astr.) Watching the stars in a dream means presiding over people.... watching the stars dream meaning

Water Becoming Ice

If a person sees that he has taken water by cupping his hands and such water becomes ice it means the wealth he has accumulated will remain intact with him.... water becoming ice dream meaning

Water In The Vessel

Boarding or sitting in a vessel filled with water suggest grief, sorrow, anxiety, calamity, imprisonment or sickness. But the ultimate result will be deliverance and salvation.... water in the vessel dream meaning

Water Jug

In a dream, a water jug means travels, or it could represent a woman who becomes pregnant then have a miscarriage or abortion.

The water represents the fetus and the jug represents the mother’s womb.... water jug dream meaning

Water Passage

(See Canal)... water passage dream meaning

Watercourse

(See Canal)... watercourse dream meaning

Water In A Dish Or Bowl

If a person dreams of himself as holding or possessing water contained in a dish or bowl and he is conscious of himself as being in a state of tuhr (ie. Ceremonial purity) or on a journey in an unknown and strange place, then such a bowl of water symbolizes his life span.

If he dreams of drinking all the water it means his life span is completed; he should now prepare for the hereafter.

If he drinks the water partially it means he still has a number of years to live.

The same interpretation is given if, instead of water, the contents of the bowl or dish is thareed*.

(*Thareed: Pieces of bread steeped in broth)... water in a dish or bowl dream meaning

Water In A Glass Tumbler

A tumbler or glass symbolizes one’s wife and the water symbolizes a son provided one does not drink the water.

If a person sees himself as watering an orchard or irrigating a land from the water contained in such a tumbler, it means his matrimonial life will be one of happiness and prosperity. The, if he sees the orchard or land yielding fruits or crops it means his wife will bear him children. But if he sees someone else watering his orchard or land it is a dream which is regarded as abominable and loathsome.... water in a glass tumbler dream meaning

Water Level

(Artificial lake; Farm pond; Ombrometer; Ombrograh; Pluviometer; Rain gauge; Reservoir) The water level of an artificial lake or a reservoir in a dream represents God’s mercy, blessings, rain, celebrations, festivals, a wedding, the pilgrimage season, a good harvest, or the governor’s mansion. Seeing the city’s reservoir full to capacity means glad tidings and prosperity.

If one finds the water level low, and if the waterside is covered with crusts, mildew, decay and produces a fetid odor in the dream. it means drought and adversities.

The city’s reservoir in a dream also represents its governor. Whatever condition it portrays in the dream, be it good or bad, will be exhibited in his work. In a dream, all gauges that are used in measuring the water level have the same interpretation.

(Also see Water)... water level dream meaning

Watering A Herd

Watering a herd in a dream means profits from travels.... watering a herd dream meaning

Watering A Tree

Drawing water from the well and irrigating the roots of a tree means the person will utilize his wealth in bring up orphans and educating them.... watering a tree dream meaning

Watering Hose

(Water) A watering hose in a dream means rain, or watering the grass or the garden plants.

A watering hose in a dream also represents positive developments in one’s life, or it could mean correcting oneself, becoming more vigilant, having less need for excessive sleep, or it could mean overcoming one’s adversities.... watering hose dream meaning

Waterless Plain

(See Desert)... waterless plain dream meaning

Waterskin

(See Bottle; Urn)... waterskin dream meaning

Waterthrush

(See Crow)... waterthrush dream meaning

Waving A Sword

(See Duel; Sword)... waving a sword dream meaning

Wax-chandler

(Tallow-chandler) In a dream, a chandler represents festivities, joy, happiness, death, illness, guidance, knowledge, desire, wantonness, or crying.... wax-chandler dream meaning

Weak Donkey

If a person sees his donkey as weak, unable to walk or carrying a burden or walk uphill it means he will become unprosperous.... weak donkey dream meaning

Weakness

Weakness in a dream means strength. However, of one sees himself debilitated or emaciated, then it means weakness of his faith, failure to perform one’s religious obligations, sterility, impotence, or sorrow and depression.... weakness dream meaning

Weariness

(See Breathing difficulty)... weariness dream meaning

Wearing A Mask

(See Mask)... wearing a mask dream meaning

Wearing A Pearl Necklace

If a person sees himself wearing a necklace made of pearls, it means he will commit the Holy Qur’aan to memory and he will become trustworthy and Allah-fearing. He will be a person with a huge family. He will be held in high esteem by men and women alike.

The more strings there are to such a necklace the greater will be his trustworthiness and esteem and family.... wearing a pearl necklace 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

Wearing Bracelets

If a person sees himself as wearing two bracelets, he will find himself in straitened circumstances and will face some unpleasant conditions.... wearing bracelets dream meaning

Wearing Torn Garments

If a person wears torn clothes while he is mending them it means his financial condition will improve. Also he is to acquire adequate sustenance.

In all conditions, garments bespeak a persons’ condition (as understood from above). Similarly, if he is a sinner, his condition will improve through repentance.... wearing torn garments dream meaning

Wedding Band

(See Ring)... wedding band dream meaning

Wedding Officiant

(See Officiant)... wedding officiant dream meaning

Weight Stabilizer

(See Stabilizer)... weight stabilizer dream meaning

Wending One’s Way

(Direction) To wend one’s way, or to take the road, or to go in the direction of the door in a dream means establishing the course of one’s life on the basis of righteousness, or finding the real cause of things, or it could mean success, depending on how close one gets to his goal in the dream.

(Also see Road)... wending one’s way dream meaning

Wheat Straw

Wheat straw in a dream means goodness and trustworthiness.... wheat straw dream meaning

Wheep

In a dream, a wheel represents a treasurer or travels.

A roIling wheel in a dream means the ongoing process ofliving and earning one’s livelihood.

If the wheel suddenly stops or brakes in the dream, it means that one may lose hisjob, or it may mean the cancellation of ajourney. Wheels in a dream also represent the changing phases of businesses, or the changing hands oftheir owners. Ifthe rolling wheel produces a sweet sensation or an enchanting sound in the dream, it means good news. Otherwise, a roaring sound of a wheel means a cry of jealousy or selfish love.

A spinning wheel which is used for either wool or silk in a dream means blessed profits, comfort, or a marriage. Wheel2; (See Helm)... wheep dream meaning

White And Clean Clothes

Donning white, clean clothes reflects a favourable condition of the person who wears them.... white and clean clothes dream meaning

White Hair

Seeing one’s black hair turning white in the dream means that he will gain credibility and respect among his people.... white hair dream meaning

White Mare With Black Spots

He will marry an exceptionally beautiful woman.... white mare with black spots dream meaning

White Rose

(See Rose)... white rose 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

Whitewasher

(See Fuller)... whitewasher dream meaning

Whorl

(See Spindle whorl)... whorl dream meaning

Wickedness

Ifone recognizes a wicked act in a dream, it represents his evil end, or that he may become an apostate. Ifone speaks of something evil in his dream, it denotes a wicked act he will commit toward someone in wakefulness.... wickedness dream meaning

Wielding An Unsheathed Sword

Imaam Ja’far (RA) says that anyone who sees himself as wielding a naked sword means he will speak out freely against the people and their affairs. And if he strikes someone with the sword but neither does he bleed nor the victim it means he will speak out openly against them. But if the victim bleeds in such a manner that the striker’s body becomes soiled with his blood it means that in real life the victim will speak out freely against him or the striker will obtain unlawful wealth from him.... wielding an unsheathed sword dream meaning

Wife Donning The Clothes Of Her Husband

This is a good and pleasant dream.... wife donning the clothes of her husband dream meaning

Wife Wearing The Military Clothes Of Her Husband

The interpretation of such a dream is linked with either her husband or one who guards her.

The same dream could mean that either she will benefit from the good qualities of her husband or he will benefit from her good qualities.... wife wearing the military clothes of her husband dream meaning

Wife’s Garments

If a person sees himself as sewing or joining his wife’s garments or burqa or head-cloth, it means he will quarrel with her and she is turn will come to find out all that his relatives know... wife’s garments dream meaning

Wild Gazelle

(See Oryx)... wild gazelle dream meaning

Wild Goat

(See Mountain goat; Oryx)... wild goat dream meaning

Wild Ox

(See Buffalo; Oryx)... wild ox dream meaning

Wild Plants

(Forest; Hidden; Manifest; Woods) Eating wild plants in the wilderness in a dream represents hard earned money. Wild plants are also interpreted as a person whose goodness is hidden and whose heart is better than what his appearance may suggest.

(Also see Wild thyme)... wild plants dream meaning

Wild Thyme

In a dream, wild thyme means hoarding money, or it could mean virility and rejuvenation of one’s sexual appetite. In a dream, wild thyme also means continuous blessings, power, a good business, a woman or a child. Seeing wild thyme in the field is better than seeing it cut in a dream, for once any fragrant plant is cut in a dream, then it means distress and worries.

(Also see Wild plants)... wild thyme dream meaning

Wildcat

(See Tomcat)... wildcat dream meaning

Wimble

(See Drill)... wimble dream meaning

Wind Instruments

(See Flute; Oboe)... wind instruments dream meaning

Winds And Storms

Normal blowing of wind without any sign of darkness heralds blessings and barakah as suggested by this verse of the Holy Qur’aan: And it is he (Allah) who sends the winds life heralds of glad tidings, going before His mercy. But if such winds resemble storms, typhoon etc. they suggest grief, sorrow and perplexities as is known from the following verse of the Holy Qur’aan : And in the people of Aad there was another sign when we sent against them a wind barren of any good ness.... winds and storms dream meaning

Wine Merchant

He pursues whatever comes his way, good or bad.... wine merchant dream meaning

Wine Pitcher

(See Urn)... wine pitcher dream meaning

Wing

(See Air; Arm’)... wing dream meaning

Winking

(Regret; Sign; Spite) Winking in a dream means rancor and spite.

To see oneself winking at someone in a dream means triggering an act one will regret.... winking dream meaning

Winning The Election

(See Bees; Figure)... winning the election dream meaning

Winning The Presidency

(See Bees)... winning the presidency dream meaning

Wisdom Tooth

(See Teeth; Tooth)... wisdom tooth dream meaning

Wise Men

(See Elders)... wise men dream meaning

Wisp

(See Strand of hair)... wisp dream meaning

Witter

(arb. See Five times prayers)... witter dream meaning

Woman Acquiring A Spinning Wheel

If a woman dreams that she has acquired a spinning wheel, if she is expecting, she will give birth to a girl. Otherwise a sister will be born, if such a spinning wheel has a spindle or rod, it means she will get her daughter married.... woman acquiring a spinning wheel dream meaning

Woman Mounting An Ox

If a woman sees herself as mounting an ox it means she will marry a man if she is unmarried. But if she is married her husband will obey her and she will take advantage of his good nature.... woman mounting an ox dream meaning

Woman With A Beard

This may be a reference to her husband who will enjoy a good reputation as a result of his high standing in the community.... woman with a beard dream meaning

Woman With Male Generative Organ

If a person sees a woman with a male generative organ it means she will give birth to a son if she is pregnant in real life. Moreover, the son will grow up with good character and leadership qualities. But if she is not expecting in reality, and she already has a child it means that whenever she does give birth she will do so to a son whose upbringing will be as mentioned above.... woman with male generative organ dream meaning

Womanizing

(See Courting; Yarn salesman)... womanizing dream meaning

Wood Sculptor

In a dream, a wood sculptor represents someone who caters to a group of hypocrites and defrauds them of their money.... wood sculptor dream meaning

Wood-pigeon

It symbolises a servant of the king who is well informed on governmental affairs. He advises the king or government in matters relating to national affairs so that the country advances in the right direction.

It is also said that he is the financial minister of the state who is experienced, intelligent, far sighted and influential.... wood-pigeon dream meaning

Wooden Bowl

(Bowl) In a dream, a wooden bowl represents the world, or earning money from a business during a trip, while a porcelain or a ceramic bowl in a dream signifies earnings from a local business.

A bowl in a dream also represents one’s condition, state, or the management of his affairs. Licking a bowl, or licking one’s fingers after cleaning the bowl with one’s hand in a dream means consuming one’s share in this world and the nearing of one’s death.

A wooden bow1in a dream also represents a woman, a housekeeper, the workplace, or one’s shop. Ifone sees a gathering of people or scholars partaking in a sweet meal from a large wooden bowl in a dream, it represents a community project that unites people’s hearts and allows them to share their knowledge.

If one sees a group of people gathering to eat a fish or a piece of rotten meat in a dream, it means that a group of evil people are gathered to take advantage of a prostitute.

(Also see Bowl)... wooden bowl dream meaning

Wooden Clogs

(Sandals; Shoes; Slippers) A wooden clog maker in a dream represents piety, asceticism, repentance from sin, purity, cleanliness, a hygienic person, or a marriage into a family of outcasts.

(Also see Slippers)... wooden clogs dream meaning

Wooden Slippers

(See Slippers; Wooden clogs)... wooden slippers dream meaning

Woodworker

(See Carpenter; Construction worker)... woodworker dream meaning

Woollen Clothes

Donning of woolen clothes means acquiring of material wealth in abundance. Clothing made of hair (such as camel’s) or cotton wool or just cotton means acquiring of wealth to a lesser degree.... woollen clothes dream meaning

Woollen Or Cotton Turban

Wearing a turban made of wool or cotton means the person will yield power of a profitable nature. It will profit him in both Deeni and Worldly matters.... woollen or cotton turban dream meaning

Workhorse

(Nag) A workhorse in a dream represents man’s endeavor and serious striving.

The more fit a workhorse in a dream, the better is one’s determination and drive. Ifa workhorse speaks to a man in a dream, it means income and fame. Riding on the back of a workhorse in a dream means taking a long journey, or it could mean taking money from one’s wife.

If a dog attacks a workhorse in a dream, it represents an enemy who will follow his wife.

A blond workhorse in a dream means sad news.

A workhorse in a dream also means a conflict, a foreigner, a wife, a husband or a servant.

A gray workhorse in a dream represents a high rank, and a black workhorse means prosperity.

(Also see Horse)... workhorse dream meaning

Worries

(Anxiety; Perturbation; Uneasiness) Worries in a dream mean regret, repentance, blaming oneself, attrition and remorse.... worries dream meaning

Wounds, Bruises Etc

wounds, bruises, ulcers, sores etc. appearing on the body symbolise wealth that will be acquired by the observer of such a dream.

The extent of the wealth will depend on how old such wounds, bruises etc. Are, Likewise, any obesity or swelling means acquiring of wealth equal to the extent of the obesity or size of the swelling.... wounds, bruises etc dream meaning

Wrap Up

(Roll up; Swathe) In a dream, a wrap represents one’s limbs.

To wrap up something in a dream means turning the page on something, closing a book, retracing one’s steps, winding up a conversation, or controlling the spread of a rumor.

(Also see Wrap; Wrapping)... wrap up dream meaning

Wrecker

(Demolishing; Desperado; Destroying; Plunderer; Reversal of sentence) A wrecker in a dream has negative connotations. He represents a person with many contradictions, a violator of others’ rights, someone who breaks things apart, who ruins things, someone who negates his promises or covenants, or one who breaks his own rules. On the other hand, if a wrecker demolishes something to replace it with something better, or to reverse an unjust sentence in the dream, he then represents a true human being, and one’s dream carries a positive meaning.

(Also see Spoils)... wrecker dream meaning

Worshipping Fire

(Fire worshipper; Magi; Magus; Mazdaism; Sorcerer) Seeing an old man worshipping fire in a dream means facing a person who cares little about obliterating his enemy. Seeing oneself worshiping fire in a dream means apostasy, committing adultery, theft, murder, making a false oath, polytheism, or being an unjust person. Turning away from worshipping fire to embrace Judaism or Christianity in a dream means experiencing major changes in one’s life. Worshipping fire in a dream means desiring worldly pleasures. Worshipping the fire in a dream also means desiring to work for the ruler or a king, or it could mean going astray. Ifthe fire one is worshipping is not lit in the dream, it means that he is seeking unlawful earnings.... worshipping fire dream meaning

Wrestling With A Person

The person who loses the duel in the dream will gain victory and live prosperously in real life. It could also mean that the loser will gain more land than the winner.... wrestling with a person dream meaning

Wretched

(See Deserted; Emptiness)... wretched dream meaning

Wretched Life

(See Perspiration; Poverty)... wretched life dream meaning

Wudhu And Ghusl

Performing wudhu or ghusl with water from a stream or small river suggest one of the following : if the observer of the dream is grief-stricken, Allah will grant him happiness; if he is living in fear, Allah will grant him safety and security; if he is in debts Allah will provide him with the means to fulfil his debt; if he is sinful, Allah will conceal his sins, grant him pardon and atonement; if he is ill, Allah will grant him complete cure. This interpretation is in the light of the sotyr of Hazrat Ayyub (AS)... wudhu and ghusl dream meaning

Wudhu And Ghusl With Milk, Wine, Oil Etc

If a person sees himself performing wudhu or ghusl with milk, wine, oil or any such liquid or fluid with which wudhu and ghusl are not valid, it means his worldly and religious pursuits will not be fulfilled.... wudhu and ghusl with milk, wine, oil etc dream meaning

Black Widow Spider

A demonic spirit, Isa. 59:4-5 ... black widow spider dream meaning

Bloody Water

Emblematic of war, trouble, and woe, Isa. 15:9 ... bloody water dream meaning

Broken Window

This can symbolize having your peace or joy stolen by a spiritual thief, Joel 2:9 ... broken window dream meaning

Young Woman

(Teenage girl) A young girl in a dream represents an enemy however she may look. Seeing a well dressed and pleasingly adorned young woman in a dream means hearing pleasing news coming from an unexpected person. Seeing a young and a beautiful looking female servant in a dream means blessings, a favor, joy and festivities. In a dream, seeing an unknown young girl is more advantageous than seeing a known one.

The strongest in meaning are those teenage girls who are presentable, well mannered and beautifully dressed. Ifshe is seen dressed with modesty in the dream, then she represents goodness, chastity, discreteness, and following the correct religious conduct. Ifshe adorns herselfand plays up her charms in the dream, then such goodness will be public.

If a young girl sees herself as an old woman in a dream, it means that she will live with modesty and preserve her chastity. Ifan old woman sees herselfturned young again in the dream, it means regaining her strength, sexual desire and fertility.

If she engages in lawful sexual intercourse in marriage, it denotes strong religious adherence.

If she engages in sexual intercourse with someone without marriage in the dream, then her dream represents her love for the world and attachment to its glitters. Ifone sees anold woman turned young in a dream, then the above explanation becomes stronger. However, if one is poor, it means that her basic needs will be secured.

If one has lost her chances in this world, it means that she will have a new opportunity, or if she is sick, it means that she will recover from her illness. Seeing a young girl frowning in a dream means that one may hear disturbing news.

If she looks emaciated, then one’s dream denotes poverty.

If she is naked in the dream, it means business losses and defamation. Marrying a virgin teenage girl in a dream means wealth.

(Also see Little girl)... young woman dream meaning

Bronze Wall

Symbolic of strength, Jer. 1:18 ... bronze wall dream meaning

Chasing The Wind

Stupidity, folly, worthless tasks, Eccl. 2:26... chasing the wind dream meaning

Civil War

Arguing with friends or family, 1 Cor. 1:10 ... civil war dream meaning

Deep Water

Symbolic of a spiritual river, Ezek. 47:5... deep water dream meaning

Festering Wound

A symbol of unconfessed sin in a person’s life, Ps. 38:5. Festering sores can also be injuries or pain caused by another person... festering wound dream meaning

Fire Walking

To dream of walking or passing through fire is symbolic of being tested, refined, or matured, Ps. 66:12, 1 Peter 4:12 ... fire walking dream meaning

Grinding Wheel

Symbolic of something that wears you down or kills you slowly ... grinding wheel dream meaning

Ice Water

Refreshing, good news, Prov. 25:25... ice water dream meaning

Lone Wolf

Symbolic of an outsider or a person who wants to do everything alone ... lone wolf dream meaning

Lukewarm Water

Symbolic of spiritual apathy, Rev. 3:15 ... lukewarm water dream meaning

Muddy Water

This is symbolic of impure doctrine, stagnant living, or a spoiled and foul environment, Prov. 25:26... muddy water dream meaning

Nuclear War

To dream of nuclear war is symbolic of end-time events, Rev. 6:8... nuclear war dream meaning

Potter’s Wheel

Symbolic of being molded or shaped, Jer. 18:6 NLT ... potter’s wheel dream meaning

Siege Works

weapons used to besiege a wall or city are symbolic of being involved in a spiritual battle, Deut. 20:20 ... siege works dream meaning

Springs Of Water

A symbol of a person’s heart, Prov. 4:23. If the water is clear it symbolizes purity of speech.

If the water is dirty it symbolizes deceit. Springs may also symbolize the blessing of the Lord, Deut. 8:7 ... springs of water dream meaning

Stagnant Water

Symbolic of spiritual apathy, Zeph. 1:12... stagnant water dream meaning

Warlock

If you dream of a warlock it is a sign that people influenced by Satanic religious practices have been recruited to influence a person or event, Num. 22:7 ... warlock dream meaning

Watchmen

A prophet, or a person’s legs, Eccl. 12:3... watchmen dream meaning

Water Tower

A man-made cistern may symbolize trusting in things other than God, Jer. 2:13 ... water tower dream meaning

Winged Women

Symbolic of a class of angelic being, Zech. 5:9 ... winged women dream meaning

Winnowing

Symbolic of cleansing and revival, Jer. 4:11 ... winnowing dream meaning

Withered

A symbol of a curse or a dying person, Ps. 37:35-36rooted sin in someone’s life, Jer. 30:15... withered dream meaning

Wrestler

To be a wrestler is symbolic of a struggle between people or spiritual powers, Gen. 30:8... wrestler dream meaning

Water-bearer

Always a good dream (Gypsy). ... water-bearer dream meaning

Wax-candle

To dream of one denotes a birth; many, a death (Gypsy). ... wax-candle dream meaning

Whelp

A dream of domestic happiness (Gypsy). ... whelp dream meaning

Wild-cat

A warning to bdware of enemies who have gained your confidence (Gypsy). ... wild-cat dream meaning

Wind-mill

Changes for the better (Gypsy). ... wind-mill dream meaning

Work-shop

A dream of thrift and wealth (Gypsy). ... work-shop dream meaning

Analysis, Dream

See dream processing. ... analysis, dream dream meaning

Clock, Watch

The restrictions we place upon ourself; our sense of duty and timing; realisation of urgency or having ‘lots of time’. Ticking clock: might be the hean. Big clock: one’s life, how much time one has left. Clock watching: tension; being bored or lacking satisfaction; feelings about ageing. See time of day. ... clock, watch dream meaning

Cupboard\wardrobe

Memory, resources; different roles you play or attitudes and emotions expressed if wardrobe, hidden memories and emotions, such as skeleton in the cupboard, womb. Open, closed or trapped in cupboard: whether we are ‘open or closed’ to other people; trapped in old feelings, sense of isolation. ... cupboard\wardrobe 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

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

Dead Husband Or Wife

Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband.

It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continu­ing love, the dream may become as below.

The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).

A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disap­pointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.

The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.

The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memo­ries of him. What arises in their own lives from such memo­ries is the observable influence of the now dead person.

But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on tele­vision, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.

The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.

The photo­graph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... dead husband or wife dream meaning

Dream Process As Computer

The brain is not a computer, but it has the power to compute.

The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer any­thing like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in them­selves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them.

It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour re­sponses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or busi­ness situations.

If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a pe­riod of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more effi­cient.

The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by us­ing dream processing.

Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experi­ence and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream pro­cess is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates.

It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a mas­sive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes infor­mation and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gath­ered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... dream process as computer dream meaning

Dream Processing

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with.

It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion.

It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... dream processing dream meaning

Dream Within Dream

A dream presents us with emotions or information we may be avoiding while awake. Usually a dream within a dream is a ploy one uses to explain away the impact of the feelings met—which is all the more reason to understand the dream. ... dream within dream dream meaning

Gestalt Dream Work

See dream processing. ... gestalt dream work dream meaning

Sleep Walking

Very common with some people, especially during adolescence or times of stress. Sometimes accompa­nied by hallucinations. Sleep walking is normal as an occa­sional event in children.

If the child is agitated, excited or acting in a manner to injure themselves during the sleep walk­ing, then it may be a sign of emotional distress.

The same applies to adults. Many sleep walkers perform complex acts without coming to harm.

A young Ponsmouth boy drove his father’s car 27 miles before waking in South­ampton.

The police checked his story and did not charge him. But sometimes severe injury is inflicted either upon them­selves or others. During a dream phone-in on London Broad­casting Company, a man told me his experience of smashing through a glass window, cutting an artery and nearly bleeding to death. In America and England homicidal acts have been committed while the person claimed to be sleepwalking, and the people involved were acquitted of murder.

Because of such powerful activity during sleep, many peo­ple who experience this type of sleep walking are worried about what they might do to a partner sleeping next to them.

In most cases one wakes as the contact is made, or the in­volved person wakes one, but the element of risk cannot be denied. Where such worry exists, hope can be gained by un­derstanding what was observed with many men who began to sleep walk after war combat. In their cases the movements, speech and emotions were observably connected with trauma occurring during their war experience.

The self regulatory process in dreams was thereby attempting to release the ten­sion, horror or emotional pain of the events. Where these emotions could be met consciously, perhaps with the help of a psychotherapist, the sleep movements stopped. This sug­gests that dramatic activity while sleep walking has similar roots, and can be dealt with. ... sleep walking dream meaning

Wake Up

To realise something; to ‘wake up’ to one’s situa­tion; to come out of a period of withdrawal. Idioms: rude awakening; wake up to something; wide awake. ... wake up 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

Ash Wednesday

Suffering after pleasure, carrying one’s own Cross. Also, all suffering is over.

(“On Ash Wednesday, everything comes to an end.”) Contemplating the essentials.... ash wednesday dream meaning

Bird Woman

A creature of myth, symbolic of excitement and temptation, the anima in her heavenly and at the same time animalistic role threatening and destroying. Also a symbol of the wise woman (for instance, night owl) and a symbol of death.... bird woman dream meaning

Word Analysis Of Dreams

Having written a dream down, by using highlighting pens to make all matching words the same colour, one can immediately see the main issues in some dreams.

Example: ‘We walk around, go upstairs, and I notice a staircase leading to a room or rooms. It goes up square, about eight steps in a flight, but round and round—spiral. I am scared by them, don’t want to go up, but am curious. We move in and nobody but myself has really taken any notice of the stairs. Nobody has been up . In one dream I try to go up but the children are scared for me. They plead, ‘Don’t go up Mum, just forget them”. Then I wake. In the next dream I wait till they are asleep. Half way up_ I am terrified but have to go on. Then I wake. Next dream I got up there. Then I woke’ (Ann H). Ann’s dream theme recurs, so is important to her. In marking just some of the words we see that the ‘up’ or go up’ is important. Childhood fears hold Ann back for a while, but she dares to climb.

If we look at the entries for climb and stairs, we see they depict taking steps towards ex­ploring the unknown, daring to explore one’s potential or opportunities.

By marking the words in this way we might also highlight certain statements otherwise hidden in the dream. Particularly watch out for the connections with the word T, such as I want, I do, I will, I have, I know, I cannot, etc. Example: ‘1 want to withdraw.’ I was full of sadness but was trying not to show it.’ ‘1 felt keyed up and ready to fight.’ Taking such statements out of context and looking for connections with everyday feelings oi situations often throws considerable light on the dream.

If what you realise is then considered in con­nection with the plot of the dream, the viewpoint your uncon­scious has on the situation might become evident.

For in­stance, the statement ‘I felt keyed up’ occurred within a classroom, and helped the dreamer understand the anger gen­erated at school. See amplification; plot of the dream; the comments on dream processing in the Introduction; dream processing; postures, movement, body language; settings; symbols and dreams. ... word analysis of dreams dream meaning

Word Play, Puns

According to Freud, one of the major pro­cesses of the unconscious is condensation. This means that within one element in a dream, such as the strange room we dream we are in or the unusual name a person has in the dream, are condensed many associated emotions, memories or ideas. Talking about a peapod which appeared as part of her imagery, Constance Newland shows how it represented her father’s penis.

The pea associated with pee or urine, and the pod with a seed carrier, the testicles. Freud gives the ex­ample of a patient who dreamt he was kissed by his uncle in an ‘auto’.

The patient immediately gave his own association as auto-eroticism.

A psychologist whose patient dreamt she was going on a trip on a boat called Ncwland, correctly inferred that the patient was getting better, because the name sug­gested new territory traversed. One woman dreamt about a busy intersection, and realised it was referring to inter-sex-on.

So we need to consider how unconsciously we might be playing with words, then check if this helps us gain insight. Also, phrases are used in the same way. We might see such words as ‘1 felt a prick’, keeping it up was difficult’, ‘dead end’ and so on, in writing down our dream. See names of people; introduction to colours. ... word play, puns dream meaning

Age (old Man Or Old Woman)

Happiness and satisfaction have been reached. On one hand, you are fascinated by age, because it implies maturity, experience, and the ability to judge. On the other hand, it represents fear of getting old. Are you afraid of being less attractive? It is the archetype of wisdom.

The question here is: What is really important in your life and where do you want to go from here? How do you see yourself? In practical terms, this is mostly a question of taking life and its problems and fears more calmly.

The old man / old woman is and always has been the symbol of the teacher. Often, it also represents the grandfather or grandmother of the dreamer or even the dreamer him / herself. This image may also express a desire for greater peacefulness. Standing at the outside of society looking in, like the Alchemist. Gaining freedom since one has nothing to lose.... age (old man or old woman) dream meaning

Bull (wild)

The bull / steer and Tiger are always personifications of drives and urges. Running after a bull in a dream means you are in conflict with your drives. You must always confront the bull or the tiger in your dream, because both have something important to say.

The bull is a symbol of masculine (originally feminine) strengths, fertility, and potency. Also indicates that animalistic urges have been mastered. See Buffalo, Buck.... bull (wild) dream meaning

City Wall

See City. Security and protection, as in Dam. Sanctuary and positive femininity, as in Cave and Parents’ House. Memories of vacations, taking walks, and relaxation.

According to Jung, the emphasis is on the motherly function and protection.... city wall dream meaning

Desert / Wasteland

Emotional isolation and loneliness.

The place where fear and temptation and ghosts reside. See T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Withdrawal and asceticism. Symbol of the peak experiences that will lead toward self-realization. But the dreamer has to get all the insights and power from himself; there are no teachers.

An illustration of the new and unknown.... desert / wasteland dream meaning

Electrical Wire

See Wire. Energy transformation.... electrical wire dream meaning

Fountain / Waterspout

Water. Fertility, male sexuality.... fountain / waterspout 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

Glass Wall

A frequent dream symbol when feeling cut off from others or objects; lack of contact. Something is seen as being unattainable. Re-examine your goals or ask if you have the necessary energies. In some instances, opposite image to Mirror.... glass wall dream meaning

Hail (bad Weather)

Well-known symbol for fighting.

Folklore: Difficulty, disappointments.... hail (bad weather) dream meaning

Injury / Wound

Feeling of hurt and being injured, vulnerable and weak. Often a reference to old injuries that want to be healed.... injury / wound dream meaning

Loom (weaving)

Time and fate, the thread of life. Longing for a “simpler life.” Often a sign that much spiritual work is being done.

Folklore: Small financial losses are about to occur.... loom (weaving) dream meaning

Marriage / Wife / Husband

Compensation and reconciliation of differences, melding of male and female energies. Usually, the dreamer’s own characteristics are indicated. Longing for partnership, particularly in a divorce or separation situation; or fear of marriage and commitment. Are you able to accept the Other? Are you able to preserve the space between yourself and the Other, and experience it as positive? However, you also ought to ask yourself if you are expecting your partner to fulfill all your desires, or are you willing to work for them yourself? Transference.... marriage / wife / husband dream meaning

Metal Worker

What has been close to you is opening up.... metal worker dream meaning

Pipe (water / Sewage Pipe)

A sexual symbol.

If you are crawling through the pipe yourself, it is a symbol of birth.

If the pipe is clogged up, it usually points to a problem with freely expressing your feelings. See Constipation.... pipe (water / sewage pipe) dream meaning

School Work

See Tests. Something you still have to do.... school work dream meaning

Sewage / Waste

Going with the flow, but there is a certain amount of stain connected to it, in contrast to the image of Brook, River. Often a symbol for the shadow or underworld (as in underground sewage pipes). Need for cleansing (see Toilet). It may also be a sign of concern for the environment (see Environmental Pollution).... sewage / waste dream meaning

Sparkling Wine

See Champagne.... sparkling wine 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

Wagon / Wheelbarrow

On one hand, this symbol points to difficulties (“pulling the wagon out of the ditch,” for example); on the other hand, it is also a symbol of mobility.

A wheelbarrow in a dream often points to the dreamer’s body, as does the Carriage. In addition to checking the condition of the wagon, also pay attention to the condition of the road.... wagon / wheelbarrow dream meaning

Warehouse / Department Store

Symbol of commerce or greed, but also may refer to an independent life and taking care of the Self. What is offered in the warehouse or department store refers to talents that are available.... warehouse / department store dream meaning

Watering Can

Abundance, wealth. Or economical distribution of your energies, as in Faucet. According to Freud, this is a phallic symbol, because what flows out of the “spout” brings about fertilization.... watering can dream meaning

White Thorn

White thorn is the bush Viviane hides behind to put a spell on Merlin.

The wood of the white thorn also is used to make magical wands. Considered a holy plant in Christianity, the white thorn grows in Glastonbury in southern England and is said to have been brought there by Joseph of Arimathea. It blooms twice every year.

Folklore: Good luck.... white thorn dream meaning

Wild / Primitive Man

Romanticizing the simple life.

A suggestion to live more on the wild side and to dismiss prejudice and reservations. This means trusting the Self more, having the “courage to not be perfect.” See Fool, Lion, Tiger.... wild / primitive man dream meaning

Windowsill

According to Freud, projections from the human body—for instance, the breast.... windowsill dream meaning

Wine / Grape Wine / Vineyard

Intoxication and hard work; the juice of life and sensual enjoyment. “In vino Veritas”—do you need to tell somebody the truth?... wine / grape wine / vineyard dream meaning

Wings (for Flying)

You need to live an easier life, be more open to playful energies, be more spiritual (soar). This is a direct challenge to think big and to have courage to do great things. This image fits the observation in the I Ching: “It furthers one to cross the great water.” According to Homer, wings symbolize thought.... wings (for flying) dream meaning

Wire (high-tension)

Connection to somebody, to another place; or being informed and clever.

It is a frequent symbol for nerves and intellectual connection.

An electrical wire usually indicates the tension the dreamer is under.... wire (high-tension) dream meaning

Wire (high-voltage)

Drives and urges must be guided sensibly. This image points to severe nervous tension— or exceptional strength.... wire (high-voltage) dream meaning

Wonders

In dreams, wonders and miracles are “normal.” They suggest forsaking limitations.

The dreamer is living life too rigidly.... wonders dream meaning

Wood Instrument

Music, relaxation, enjoying art, but also screaming silently. In most cases, it is an expression of great vitality.

According to classical depth psychology, a phallic symbol.... wood instrument dream meaning

Worker

Something is being accomplished; one must do something, be active. Social decline or social romanticism.... worker dream meaning

Wristband

Bond / relationship; a feeling of one’s activity being restricted, similar to the symbol of Chain or Cage. Also, an emphasis on independence. In the form of Jewelry, it implies vanity, but jewelry can also be an expression of pleasure in one’s own beauty.

Folklore: Receiving money, or a love affair.... wristband dream meaning

Bed Wetting

1- In dreams, we often regress to a former state, and to dream of wetting the bed indicates anxieties over lack of control. In some cases it may also indicate a problem with sex or sexuality.

2- We may have worries about correct behaviour in society or of being condemned for improper behaviour.

3- Bed wetting can in dreams suggest a need for freedom of personal expression.... bed wetting dream meaning

Fly Whisk

1- The fly whisk is a tool for removing an irritant, and may be interpreted as our need to deal effectively with aspccts of our lives which no longer please us.

2- In many cultures the fly whisk represents authority and power, and has the same symbolism as the Hail or fan. Interpreting the symbol will therefore depend on the dreamer’s ethnic and cultural background.... fly whisk dream meaning

Whip / Lash

1- The whip is an instrument of torture.

For this to appear indicates the dreamer has either the need to control others or to be controlled by them. We may be trying to control by using pain either physical or emotional.

1- Because the whip is an instrument of punishment we need to be aware that in trying to force things to happen, we may also be creating problems for ourselves.

2- A whip suggests corrective punishment and self-flagellation.... whip / lash dream meaning

Whirlpool And Whirlwind

1- Both these images are symbols of the vortex, a representation of life and natural energy. There are usually conflicting energies in both. When they appear in dreams we are aware of the quality of power we have within.

The whirlpool will more properly represent emotional energy, while the whirlwind will suggest intellectual power.

2- Intellectually we may know that we have control over our lives, but arc caught up in an endless round of activity which appears to be unproductive but in fact contains a tremendous amount of energy.

3- A whirl of creativity lies ahead.

We must ‘roll with it’ and fully take advantage.... whirlpool and whirlwind dream meaning

Old Man / Woman

See Meeting.... old man / woman dream meaning

Warming Pan

To dream of a warming pan indicates that you will be going to bed with a stranger.... warming pan dream meaning

Watch (gold)

You will receive some public recognition.... watch (gold) dream meaning

Woman (beautiful)

Success in love and / or business. Recognition for your efforts.... woman (beautiful) dream meaning

Writing Desk

To be sitting at a writing desk signifies that your words will carry a lot of weight; what you say will have an effect on many people. See also Desk.... writing desk dream meaning

Spinning (weaving)

(see Fabric, Needle, Saving, Web)

The passage of time.

A creative process that sometimes seems as long and arduous as spinning gold into straw.... spinning (weaving) dream meaning

Warrants

(see Police, Writing)

Warrants allow access into normally “forbidden” or “private” realms. Through what doors does this paper give you the freedom to glimpse? Take care, however, as the discoveries in such a search can be both wonderful and disconcerting... warrants dream meaning

Web (net)

(See Knots, Rope, Spider, Spinning)

In the immortal words of Shakespeare, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave.” This dream may represent the web of deception or some other trap of which you need to be aware.

The web of life that interconnects all things, from the smallest grain at sand to the stars. In this case, your subconscious is trying to remind you of your importance in this scheme, and how your life touches everything directly or indirectly.

Attachments and associations. Nets participated in ancient Russian “wedding ceremonies to indicate the unity of the couple and ensure fertility (“a teeming catch”).

Being caught in a net can be an alternative type of cage dream, with slightly looser constraints indicated (rope is easier to get out of than steel). Alternatively, in China this is a symbol of protection. Pregnant women were sometimes surrounded by fishing nets to safeguard die baby from any evil influences.... web (net) dream meaning

Wrapping Paper

(see Box)

What is the paper covering? This may represent portions of yourself that you have hidden, suppressed, or concealed for whatever reasons.

If the paper is being removed in your dream, then you are likewise opening up those aspects for closer examination and eventual integration.... wrapping paper dream meaning

Yggdr Asil (the World Tree, Ortree Oflife)

(see Trees)

Creation and subsequent nourishment or support of what was created. In many myths, including Mayan, Norse, Indian, and Saxon, a special tree was part of humankind’s origins and the world’s beginning, its roots reaching out and feeding the earth.

The ability to communicate effectively. This is especially true if the tree’s leaves are rustling. In India specifically, the gift of language was provided to humankind through the World Tree’s leaves, each of which had a mantra written upon it.

Renewed life, health, wisdom, and knowledge. In Eden, the central tree bore the fruit of knowledge. In Celtic tradition, the Goddess’s trees in Avalon bore apples that granted longevity’. Finally, in Asia, the Tree of Life has mantras that must be gathered by the souls of the dead to assure their reincarnation.... yggdr asil (the world tree, ortree oflife) dream meaning

Bay Window

A bay window may represent the extension of your vision outward toward neighborhood or community. This window could also represent someone with a strong vision for the future. Sitting at a bay window may represent that you are in store for a long wait.

(See Window.)... bay window dream meaning

Bruce Willis

A sensitive type with boyish appeal, Bruce may arrive to give definition to what the “will is” in the consciousness of a male. He may announce someone appearing in your life with equal chansma... bruce willis dream meaning

Dish-washing Liquid, Dawn

Washing dishes with Dawn may comment on a revelation or inspiration coming through the simple and mundane acts of life. It may suggest that you just came up with a great idea in the most unusual moment, or it may represent fresh ideas, which may initiate a new beginning.... dish-washing liquid, dawn dream meaning

Dish-washing Liquid, Joy

Squeezing a botde of Joy dish soap in a dream may mention the need to put some joy into the simple things in life.... dish-washing liquid, joy dream meaning

Fried Wonton

A Chinese appetizer filled with vegetables and meat, a fried wonton may signify creating a gift or project that is filled with good things, wrapped attractively to entice a customer.... fried wonton dream meaning

Good Witch

Glenda, the good witch in the Wizard of Oz, waves her magic wand to remind the dreamer that the power to get home is within. She may come to represent a spiritual guide who protects the heroine on the Yellow Brick Road to enlightenment. She may point to a friend who is compassionate and wise and who can give you some sound advice.

The good witch may also represent the higher self.... good witch dream meaning

Diana, Princess Of Wales

As the Queen of Hearts, Diana may appear as a humanitarian who brings the attributes of genuine compassion to her duties. She also represents a pnncess who is wounded and dethroned by ridicule and emotional abuse. In this way, she may appear in a dream to mention a woman’s tendency to buy into the Cinderella myth, which discredits her value and worth. Some dreamers have felt that they have had real visitations from Diana from the spiritual realms since her death in 1997. She has brought them her light, compassion, and grace.... diana, princess of wales dream meaning

Magic Wand

A magic wand may be offered as a magical solution to a problem. It may mention the need to use your creative power to bnng a miracle into your life.... magic wand dream meaning

Nike Wear

Whether it is a shin or sneakers, Nike sportswear says simply “Just do it.” The message is to be a winner and to stop procrastinating.... nike wear dream meaning

Oprah Winfrey

As an archetype of feminine wisdom, Oprah appears each day to guide the TV viewing public on a journey through the labyrinth to expose the truth about often- painful issues. As Ariadne, the goddess of the labyrinth, she slays the minotaur of ignorance. Oprah’s guest appearance in a dream may signify some compassionate wisdom coming your way that may challenge you to look more deeply into painful issues.... oprah winfrey 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

Salad Dressing, Wishbone

The brand name Wishbone may metaphorically point to fulfillment, as it refers to the breastbone or the cavity where the heart is. It may call back a memory of a deep wish or desire that has been forgotten.... salad dressing, wishbone dream meaning

Sigourney Weaver

With her roles as a man’s equal, Sigoumey will cut off her breasts like the Amazon queen in order to fight for her equality under natural laws. Like the goddess of the hunt, Artemis, she may appear to mirror the attributes of assertive strength, a woman with a mission, and the protector of a woman’s honor. She needs no man to validate her worth. She may appear to mention that a woman’s strength can even be superior to a man’s.... sigourney weaver dream meaning

Snow White

Snow White may convey deep patterns of jealousy and envy that threaten a woman’s innocence, beauty, and spintual purity. She may elicit you to embrace your innocence in a situation where you felt ridiculed or judged.... snow white dream meaning

Wal-mart

An experience of shopping at V&l-Mart may reflect the variety of values that arc readily available in America. It may be a sign that you live in a material world concerned only with being a consumer. On the other hand, you may find yourself shopping for items, such as tools or skills, that will help you survive in the real world.... wal-mart dream meaning

Warren Beatty

A character obsessed with vanity and unable to be pinned down, Warren Beatty may make a short appearance as Hermes, the messenger god. His reflection to a man may be his inability to commit. He may also deliver the message that it is never too late to embrace: he institution of marriage or a real commitment to a woman. In a woman’s dream, Wrarren may appear as the charming bad-hoy lover who seduces hrr inro thinking that she is the one.... warren beatty dream meaning

Water Pistol

Shooting a water pistol at someone in a dream may indicate a need to let off steam without injuring the other person. It may represent playful aggression.... water pistol dream meaning

Waterskiing

Pulled by a boat on the surface of the water, the dreamer who is waterskiing may be experiencing the force of someone else’s decisions pulling him or her. Falling while water- skiing could easily indicate an emotional fall.... waterskiing dream meaning

Weeder

A tool used to pull weeds, a weeder may indicate the need to pull out the negative influences that strangle either new psychological growth or your creative expression.... weeder dream meaning

Windcx Glass Clcancr

Polishing your window with Windcx may point to putting a clear shine on the third eye or the all- seeing eye. It may also signify a time to look out toward the future with clear vision or to improve your visual acuity.... windcx glass clcancr dream meaning

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

Window Box

A window box full of flowers may welcome you to look into the eyes of another, or ii may represent the beauty of someone’s eyes.... window box dream meaning

Window Seat

A window seat may represent a place to contemplate your fate or future. It may signify the need to wait for a messenger or for someone to arrive in order to fulfill a promise. It may also be an indication of loneliness.... window seat dream meaning

Windowpanes

A window with many panes may appear in a dream to point out the “pain” in looking out at something negative that is happening in the neighborhood or the world, or it may represent the fear of the future.... windowpanes dream meaning

Winery

Exploring a winery in a dream may express concerns about spiritual matters and fulfillment. Wine is a substance of spiritual and physical intoxication.

A winery may indicate “tasting” a variety of enjoyable experiences.... winery dream meaning

Winnie-the-pooh

The golden teddy bear belonging to Christopher Robin was brought to life by his father, A. A. Milne, in these delightful tales. Pboh offers the attributes of unconditional love and patience. His appearance in a dream indicates a loving friendship.... winnie-the-pooh dream meaning

Wire Cutters

Wire cutters may appear in a dream when you need to break a difficult tie with someone or to cut off a difficult communication.... wire cutters dream meaning

Soda Water

It is a sfgn that you will have a good digestion if you dream of drinking soda.... soda water dream meaning

Waiter Or Waitress

It is a sign that one of your acquaintances will tell you lies if you dream of being waited on in a restaurant.... waiter or waitress dream meaning

Wax Candles

Beware of designing women or men.... wax candles dream meaning

Wethers

To dream you see or have many wethers, sheep, she-goats, etc. , signifies health and plenty.... wethers dream meaning

Wetness

A woman who dreams that she is wet from rain or any other cause is iikely to be implicated in some disgraceful affair.... wetness dream meaning

Wiul

A long life is presaged by a dream of making one’s wilL.... wiul dream meaning

Woodpile

Misunderstandings in love are betokened by dreaming of a woodpile.

To dream of working at a woodpile, either sawing or piling logs, is a sign of failure to make marriage a success.... woodpile dream meaning

Merchandise, Warehouse

Vision: Looking at a lot of merchandise: your business is doing well. Piling up merchandise: admit your miserliness and greed and get it under control! Spending time in a warehouse: you are having a hard time making decisions. Depth Psychology: See Shopping.... merchandise, warehouse dream meaning

Night Watchman

Vision: Seeing a night watchman: take better care of your property; if you lend something to someone you will never see it again.

If you are the night watchman: your domestic tranquility is in danger.

Depth Psychology: 1’he night watchman represents your insecurities and helplessness. You want to place your responsibilities in the hands of a guardian or trusted person. But the dream could mean also that you refuse to let anyone interfere in your affairs.... night watchman 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

Being Awake, Watchman

Vision: Dreaming about being wide awake: your unconscious is reminding you of a problem that you need to recognize before you miss the chance to solve it. Seeing a watchman: hurdles will complicate a big project. People are throwing obstacles in your way, but you will recognize the danger in time. See Police, Soldier.

Depth Psychology: Your conscience is watching over your behavior. Does secret guilt “keep you awake”? Should you be more alert to what you are about to do? Are you looking for protection? You will know which of the above applies to you!... being awake, watchman 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

Mill, Mill Wheel. Mill Stone

Vision: Dreaming about a mill: your income will improve, your projects are making good progress, and vour future will be a happy one. Watching the wheel turning at a mill: you will win something.

If the wheel is not moving: a specific project is coming to a stand-still.

A broken wheel stands for old problems. illnesses, or the death of a person close to you. Having a mill stone around vour neck: trv to resolve a difficult situation as soon as possible. See Burden, Log, Luggage.

Depth Psychology: The mill is a symbol of your need for safety and your fear of not accomplishing your goals, or—even worse—of being ground into dust by the “wheel of the mill.” The dream might also suggest dealing with old attitudes and convictions (grind them up), or that emotional conflicts are turning around and around in you head like the wheel of the mill.... mill, mill wheel. mill stone dream meaning

Seal, Sealing Wax

Vision: Seeing the seal (on a document): you are looking at a “done deal.” Seeing a sealed document: you are looking for security and it will be provided. Sealing a letter: you are determined—and will go to any lengths—to keep a secret. Seeing sealing wax: you are excited about a new contract.

Depth Psychology: Seeing something already sealed means that you need to accept a decision—resisting it would be futile. Have you sealed something or received something from someone else that was sealed?... seal, sealing wax dream meaning

Steering Wheel, Helmsman

Vision: Seeing the wheel of a boat or ship means that you are pursuing the wrong path—turn back!

Depth Psychology: Your personality is determining the direction of your life’s journey.

The steering wheel stands for your will power.

If the helmsman you see is a teacher or clergyman: you are pursuing intellectual and spiritual goals; if it is a businessman, your interests are mainly monetary.

If an artist is holding the steering wheel: you want to be creative in your search for self- determination.... steering wheel, helmsman dream meaning

Stone Wall

Symbol: A stone wall is a symbol of protection and safety.

Vision: Looking at a stone wall: something is holding you back or obstacles are put in your way (pay attention to the rest of the dream symbols). Climbing over a stone wall: you will find a solution to a confusing situation. Jumping off a stone wall: you are involved in a risky project. Standing on top of a tall stone wall: you have set important and worthwhile goals and you will succeed. See Mountain, Rock.... stone wall dream meaning

Pasture, Willow Tree

Vision: Seeing animals in a green pasture: your life is going well—you will prosper. Seeing a willow tree: You need to remain steadfast now, but “bend like a willow tree” at the right time. Seeing a weeping willow: a friend is very sad and pours her heart out to you. Pussy willows: your life is peaceful; be satisfied (humble).

Depth Psychology: Why are you so “flexible” and accommodating? Are you hiding feelings of inferiority? Do you have so little confidence in yourself? Don’t you trust yourself? Do you always take the easy way out? Your “adaptability” is too extreme. You need to change that! See Reed.... pasture, willow tree dream meaning

Saw, Wood Shavings

Vision: Seeing or working with a saw: someone is out to humiliate or irritate you. Hearing someone use a saw: you are in need of a break—your nerves are irritated. Watching someone use a saw: somebody has disappeared and now you have to face the damage by yourself. Seeing a dull saw: you are working with inferior tools and won’t succeed. Seeing wood shavings: your work is creating useless “garbage.” See File.

Depth Psychology: The saw is a sign that you are overly critical and at times too cynical. Working with a saw: you need to solve conflicts and problems on your own.

The dream might also suggest you let go of a relationship. Sometimes the saw indicates sexual desires that call for attention.... saw, wood shavings dream meaning

Wafer, Host

Vision: Looking at or eating a wafer means pleasant news. Seeing or eating a host in church, on the other hand, is a sign of reflection, high goals, and spiritual guidance.... wafer, host dream meaning

Wastefulness

Vision: Dreaming about being wasteful: you have been too generous or you should give more freely.... wastefulness dream meaning

Wax, Putty

Vision: If you are working with putty: you would like to win others over to your side, but you are not firm enough in your approach.

A burning candle: a solemn occasion is observed; listen more to your inner voice and “find yourself.”

Depth Psychology: Putt\’ stands for your soft, impressionable side that is easily influenced. You are controlled by outer forces and inner ones from your unconscious. Are you “putty” in die hands of others? Would you like to “reshape” someone’s attitude in accordance with your own? Figure which of the two applies here. See Candle, Clay.... wax, putty dream meaning

Weaving, Weaving Loom

Depth Psychology: Weaving is a symbol of hard work, patience, and thrift—you either have these qualities already or need to acquire them.

The weaver is showing you the intricate connections (experiences, adventures), that give “pattern” and structure to your life. Should you put your weaving skills into your personal relationships? See Carpet, String, Wool.... weaving, weaving loom dream meaning

Wheat, Wheat Kernel

Vision: Looking at wheat: hard work will bring prosperity. Growing wheat: rewards will be proportional to the amount of work you did. Looking at wheat kernels means money will be coming in soon. Wheat flour: you are going to have a wonderful part)’ or enjoy culinary delights. Depth Psychology: See Corn, Grain.... wheat, wheat kernel dream meaning

Whisk

Vision: Receiving a whisk as a gift: you are a resdess spirit; find a way to relax (with yoga, self-hypnosis, or meditation).

A broken whisk means the end of a relationship.... whisk dream meaning

Wind, Windmill

Vision: Feeling a warm, soft wind: let go of the daily grind for now and indulge in the softer side of life.

A sharp, strong wind: find strength within you and the hurdles can be taken! Pieces of paper twirling in the wind: expect to receive news soon. See Paper. Having the wind at your back: projects at work are going well. Looking at a windmill: don’t be selfish—only hard work and patience will get you through.

Depth Psychology: The wind is a symbol of spiritual energies that unconsciously influence your life. Wind blowing in your lace means problems ahead. See Air.... wind, windmill dream meaning

Wine, Wine Bottle

Vision: Seeing a wine bottle: fun people are coming to visit you.

An empty or broken wine bottle: a melancholy mood and lots of worries. Spilling wine: be more careful; don’t open your mouth so quickly. Sour wine: you can’t handle noisy company; you need peace and quiet. Drinking a good wine: you will meet interesting and intelligent people. See Alcohol, Grapes, Mug.... wine, wine bottle dream meaning

Wise Man, Wisdom

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a “wise man ‘: first remember that wisdom has nothing to do with intelligence but is born of inner strength.

The dream asks you to make use of this strength so that you can live more effectively. It could also indicate that you are already living in harmony with your inner wisdom. See Guru.... wise man, wisdom dream meaning

World, Universe

Vision: Dreaming about the universe: your hopes that something is going to change won’t come true. See Planets, Star.

Depth Psychology: The world represents the thoughts and ideals that guide your everyday life—your existence. What does your world look like? The rest of the images, the condition, and the color of this world or universe is important here. See Earth.... world, universe 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

Wadding (cloth Type Stuffing)

To dream of using wadding in the loading of an old fashioned rifle means you are arming yourself against the hostile actions and words of others. When used in the filling of artistic work then it shows your creativity will be well rewarded.... wadding (cloth type stuffing) dream meaning

Wading (bathing)

Wading in clear water is a very good omen as it shows luck in all you are undertaking. Muddy water is a sign of bad luck, illness, or losses in love and money.

To dream of playing in the water foretells a wonderful love affair.

If the water is murky the affair will be violent.... wading (bathing) dream meaning

Weddings

To dream of a wedding is a sign of a death and a funeral. There are various other meanings, but this one has always been the cardinal rule for weddings as they symbolize new beginnings, but only at the cost of the death of the former ‘life’. This death could mean various types of endings, not necessarily that of the body.... weddings dream meaning

Brook Or Running Water

Faithful friends, if the stream is clear. Otherwise, be careful. ... brook or running water dream meaning

Cabinet Or Wardrobe

Beware of treachery among those you trust.... cabinet or wardrobe dream meaning

Death-watch Beetle

To dream of this ill- omened insect presages a speedy marriage. ... death-watch beetle dream meaning

Feeble Or Weak

To dream that you are tired or worn-out is a fortunate omen.... feeble or weak dream meaning

Frost Or Bad Weather

Many troubles ahead of you; be carcful what you do in the near future.... frost or bad weather dream meaning

Glow-worm

You will have the chance of doing a great kindness which will well repay you later.... glow-worm dream meaning

Grey Hair Or White

These signs of advancing age are most fortunate, especially if you are in the company of a Grey-haired person in your dream.

If you imagine that you yourself are Grey, it is still fortunate, but indicates difficulties before success.... grey hair or white dream meaning

Night-walks

To dream of walking in the Night signifies trouble.... night-walks dream meaning

Pedestrian Or Walker

It is generally far more fortunate in a dream to be walking, instead of riding.... pedestrian or walker dream meaning

Poetry (writing)

A present of jewellery soon to be offered you, possibly a ring.

If the dreamer is a man he should guard his writings; if a girl, her feelings; if a wife, her fidelity of heart.... poetry (writing) dream meaning

Prince Of Wales

To dream of meeting and speaking with him signifies honours and riches to come; to see him only a present will be given to you.... prince of wales dream meaning

Waddle

To see b’irds that usually swim, Waddling on land signifies that uncertain matters will be satisfactorily concluded.... waddle dream meaning

Wafted

To dream of moving in the air without wings is a sign of small vexations.... wafted dream meaning

Waits

To dream of hearing the Waits at Christmas time is a sign of a happy romance, especially if there is snow on the ground in your dream.... waits dream meaning

Wallflowers

To see and smell these flowers is a sign that you will be sought after, especially if you see them growing in a wall.... wallflowers dream meaning

Warder

To dream of a prison Warder is a “ contrary “ dream, signifying a happy holiday soon tc come.... warder dream meaning

Wasps Or Bees

Enemies among those whom you trust.... wasps or bees dream meaning

Water-cress

Danger in love affairs, especially if you pick them from the water.... water-cress dream meaning

Water-lilies

Your wish is out of reach; do not try to gain it, lest further loss ensue.... water-lilies dream meaning

Wayfarer

To dream of meeting a Wayfarer on a lonely path is a sign of a new friend.... wayfarer dream meaning

Whist

To dream of playing the game means a better position.... whist dream meaning

Wilmrtjc

It is considered very fortunate for a woman to dream that she has lost her Thimble.... wilmrtjc dream meaning

Workhouse

A big legacy to come soon.... workhouse dream meaning

Worsted

To wind it, a comfortable income; to knit with it, you will inherit more than you earn.... worsted dream meaning

Ex-wife, Ex-husband, Ex-boyfriend Or Ex-girlfriend

Dreams of an ex are about venting, sorting and processing your ties to your former lovers. You are realizing that those relationships do not end when the divorce papers are signed. Often an ex represents a part of your shadow that you must face and embrace, erased and eventually replace. See Integration Dreams.... ex-wife, ex-husband, ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend dream meaning

Fleet Week

Dreams of fleet week represents celebration, honor and recognition of the aspect of you that courageously and heroically engages in life.... fleet week dream meaning

Medicine Wheel

Dreams of a Native American medicine wheel is a very powerful ceremonial symbol that represents a container of all the elements (air, fire, water and earth).

If you dream of being in the middle of the medicine wheel, then this represents protection, balance, blessings and that you are connecting with the mystical in the midst of the mundane. Consider if you are standing or sitting in a particular direction in the medicine wheel. See North, South, East and West.... medicine wheel dream meaning

Mud Wrestle

Dreams of mud wrestling represent that you are fighting with your shadow or grappling with your fears. This dream could reflect that you have been wallowing in your darkness, and indulging in negativity, pessimism, and sloth. See Mud.... mud wrestle dream meaning

Saran Wrap

Dreams of saran wrap represent a desire to preserve or sustain a relationship, a thought, a habit or belief. Or perhaps you have a desire to keep an idea fresh. See Transparent.... saran wrap dream meaning

Stepford Wife

Dreams of a Stepford Wife represents your attempts to live up to an impossible ideal of the perfect woman, wife, and mother. You are realizing the price you pay when you strive for the outer appearance of perfection while ignoring the richness of your soul. Perhaps this dream is here to remind you that you are already perfect.... stepford wife dream meaning

Tank (water)

If you dream of a water tank that is clean and fresh, then it represents your inner state of being, your vitality, aliveness, health and well-being.

If the tank is dirty, then this represents ill-health, and that you are due for a cleansing of your negative thoughts and feelings that may be poisoning your mind, body and spirit.... tank (water) dream meaning

Walk Of Fame

To dream of walking amongst the stars is about desiring closeness to greatness. You are recognizing that the Gods and Goddesses of Hollywood have hands and feet just like you do, and that maybe you are not so different from them, after all. This dream is giving you the message that within your fingerprints and footprints are the blueprints to your success. See Celebrity.... walk of fame dream meaning

Wall Mart

Dreams of Wall Mart signify that you are being frugal with your resources, time, energy and money. Consider what you are buying because it reflects the beliefs and mythology you are buying into. Also, because Wall Mart is a big co0rporation that is known for taking advantage of their employees, you might be processing your feelings and associations about how you will handle the responsibility of your power. See Costco and Shopping.... wall mart dream meaning

Wall Street

Dreams of Wall Street represents your financial attitudes, issues, fears and desires. You are gambling with the fluctuation and allocation of your money, energy and resources, and perhaps you are realizing the effect that your actions have on the web of humanity. Also, Wall Street can be wordplay for feeling that your life path is pre-paved or that you are walled in to a particular way of life.... wall street dream meaning

Wanted Poster

If you dream of someone in a wanted poster, consider that they represent something or someone in whom you are being seduced. Perhaps the love you feel for the person with whom you want to be in relationship is criminal, or maybe you are venting out and exposing your guilty feelings about them... wanted poster dream meaning

Water Sports

If you dream of jet skiing, water skiing, surfing, or of participating in any water sport, then you are attempting to master or get control over your emotions and your understanding of your subconscious mind.

If you dream that you are excelling in this sport, then you have a degree of mastery over your feelings and emotions.

If you dream that you are not doing well at this sport, then you are working toward emotional understanding, but you still feel at their effect. See Surfing.... water sports dream meaning

Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Nightmares about weapons of mass destruction represent that you are venting out your fear of death, destruction, ego-obliteration and grand scale annihilation. See War and Venting Dreams.... weapons of mass destruction dream meaning

Website

If you dream of having a website, then this represents your desire to catch people’s attention, and to announce yourself to the world, and to go public with your thoughts, opinions, and products. See Blog, Internet or Computer.... website dream meaning

Weekend

Dreams of the weekend signify a break, the desire for a vacation, a breather and some alone time. See Vacation.... weekend dream meaning

Wench

Dreams of a wench reflect sloppiness, debauchery, alcoholism, and a lack of respect for your feminine and masculine self. See Prostitute and Tool.... wench dream meaning

White Out

Dreams of white out symbolize a desire to release and let go of past transgressions, to correct your mistakes, make amends, and forgive and forget a hurtful word or deed.... white out dream meaning

Wise Man Or Woman

Dreams of a wise man or woman symbolize guidance, an enlightened message and connection to your inner crone, witch, grandmother, grandfather, sorcerer, goddess, or guru. See Prophetic Dreams.... wise man or woman dream meaning

Workaholic

Dreams of a workaholic is sign from your subconscious mind that that you might be more productive if you took a break. Perhaps you are working out and releasing your feelings of inadequacy, your misconceptions about not being enough, and the illusion that -worth and -work are one in the same.... workaholic dream meaning

World Wide Web

Dreams of the world wide web, or www. represent your connectivity to global consciousness; you are searching for a portal of inspiration, connection, insight, opportunity, awareness and expansiveness.... world wide web dream meaning

Basin / Washbowl

interpreted by: woman or helpful young girl.... basin / washbowl dream meaning

Canal / Waterway

whoever sees in his sleep that there is a canal with him, if there was a ferrule in it then a child will be born to him. And if there isn’t ferrule in it, a young girl will be born to him.... canal / waterway 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

Water Jar / Container

interpreted upon 11 sides: Woman, [male] servant, young girl & straightness of religion, goodness of body, long lifetime, wealth, blessing, good, prosperity, inheritance from the direction of women.... water jar / container 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

White Duck

wealth or rich woman, and black young girl.... white duck dream meaning

White Salt

interpreted upon 5 sides: rejected money, bad words & sadness, sorrow, non-activity.... white salt dream meaning

Wine / Liquor

interpreted upon 3 sides: forbidden wealth, a marriage in secrecy, blessing of the world. Whoever sees one of the Infallible Imams in his sleep, and immediately after that in the dream sees himself as if he is drinking wine. Then that indicates abandonment of allegiance to the AhlulBait (pbut) and his differing from them.... wine / liquor dream meaning

Black / White Birds

The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side; the white the open, clear, free side. ... black / white birds dream meaning

Global Warming

See climate... global warming dream meaning

Wife / Live-in Partner

The relationship between husband and wife is often based on how the man perceives himself to be, and can be enhanced through his dreams.

Dreaming of a partner sometimes signifies the part of our personality that we cannot quite make full use of without help.

A man will often attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He may experience in dreams the potential loss and death of his partner with the same intensity as he experienced the first ‘loss’ of his mother.... wife / live-in partner dream meaning

Wild Boar

The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and often the negative masculine in a woman’s dream. We may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly. You may wish to consult the individual entry for boar and also for pig in this section.... wild boar dream meaning

Wins

Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality.

If they are identical we may be recognizing our ambiguous feelings about ourselves.

If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. These interpretations are also valid if there is a mirror image of a dream figure. Also consult the individual entry for twin.... wins dream meaning

Wounded And / Or Trapped Animals

This suggests that we have been wounded, either emotionally or spiritually, or perhaps that our natural instincts are not being allowed free expression and are, therefore, not functioning properly.... wounded and / or trapped animals dream meaning

Alcohol (beer, Wine, Liquor)

Dreaming of drinking beer, wine, etc., in moderation, under happy circumstances - with friends, at a party, etc. - indicates that success lies ahead. However, in any dream of alcohol, there is always the underlying warning that excesses can lead to trouble.

If you dream of being drunk, then in some way you are at a disadvantage. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge where this disadvantage lies.

If in the dream, you are sober but someone else is drunk, that person, or someone like him or her, could cause trouble for you.... alcohol (beer, wine, liquor) dream meaning

Arm Wrestling

To dream that you are arm wrestling suggests you are dealing with a frustrating problem in your personal or life. Particularly, you are dealing with ideas and habits that need to be brought back into control.... arm wrestling dream meaning

Control Water

If you dream of having the power to control water, this symbolizes your spiritual and intellectual growth. You are not using your full potential - you have considerable energy and mental abilities, and you need to start using them to put your thoughts into action. Controlling water in a dream may also indicate a need to control your temper better.... control water dream meaning

Cross Walk

If you dream of standing at a crosswalk, you need help dealing with a situation in real life. Look to a trusted guardian or a close friend for guidance.... cross walk dream meaning

Fishing Wire

If fishing wire was strongly featured in your dream, you may have concerns about holding some relationship together.... fishing wire dream meaning

Holy Water

To dream about holy water signifies spiritual needs, beliefs and the need for guidance. It also symbolizes chastity, purity and abstinence.... holy water dream meaning

Locked Door / Locked Window

The meaning of a locked door or locked window depends on which side you were on in the dream.

If you were locked in, you may expect a change of location in your life.

If you were locked out, it represents some troubles of your own making.

If you dream that you are locked in but you break the lock and escape, you will overcome the obstacles that are facing you now.

If the lock in your dream is a padlock, this symbolizes the need to sort out some family or personal matters.... locked door / locked window dream meaning

Mental Hospital / Mental Ward

To dream that you are in a mental institution, indicates a need for you to rest and reset your mind. You need to not be afraid to ask for help and support when you need it.

To dream that you are outside a mental institution, suggests that you are feeling shunned, excluded or ignored by others.... mental hospital / mental ward dream meaning

Pipes (metal Pipes For Water / Sewage)

Dreaming of gleaming new pipes denotes intelligence and good fortune. Old and broken pipes represent ill health or difficult times at work or school.... pipes (metal pipes for water / sewage) dream meaning

Saving The World

To dream that you are saving the world, signifies confidence in your abilities and belief in yourself. You do not let others question your intelligence or your abilities and generally have a good perspective on life and what your goals are. Don’t let someone or something prevent you from progressing forward.... saving the world dream meaning

Spider Webs

To dream of spider-webs is lucky, as they foretell pleasant friendships and successful projects in your future.

If you dream of seeing the spider build its web, you will be quite happy.... spider webs dream meaning

Training Wheels

To dream about a bike with training wheels suggests that you are lacking self-confidence. You feel anxious about your ability to do something, or to get through a particular situation. This dream may also reflect a desire to change your status or position in life.... training wheels dream meaning

Walkie Talkies

To dream of using walkie talkies suggests that you are holding back from completely trusting a certain friend. Consider whether this is because of this person, or whether you have a problem trusting others in general.

If you have trouble using the walkie talkie, you need to get over your fear of speaking your mind.... walkie talkies dream meaning

Wall / Walls

Dreams about walls symbolize obstacles and boundaries. Here are some meanings of common wall dreams: If a wall stands in your way in a dream, there is a barrier obstructing your progress in real life.

To dream that you jump over or break through a wall means you will overcome some tough obstacles and succeed.

To dream that you are building a wall, signifies a bad relationship or protecting yourself from a trauma already experienced.

To dream about a hole in a wall indicates that you are breaking through obstacles and overcoming your limitations.

If you continue on your present course with confidence, you will succeed in rising above your problems.

If you dream of hiding (or being trapped) inside a wall, you are trying to avoid facing a difficult situation in real life, but you know that you will eventually have to deal with it.

If you dream of sitting on top of a wall, you are having a hard time making an important decision. Be confident though - this dream also predicts you’ll make a smart choice.

To dream about glass walls means your current problems are not as difficult as you might think.

If you are direct and forthright, you will come out on top. However, don’t play games with people, as this dream also warns that overconfidence could be your downfall. It will take direct action to bring success.

If your dream featured walking along the top of a wall, your future is bright indeed.

To dream of wooden walls suggests that you are feeling emotionless inside, or stuck in old habits and ways of thinking. You may be behaving automatically and just going along with the flow. Or you may be acting out without fully thinking things through.

To dream of walking through walls is very positive. You are far stronger than any obstacles in your way, and your personal qualities and abilties will take you far, as long as you trust your instincts and move forward with confidence.... wall / walls dream meaning

Warn / Warning

If you dream of someone giving you a warning, this represents a situation or problem that is causing you much stress.

The dream warning may serve to get your attention and encourage you to focus on the real-life problem.

If you faced up to the danger in your dream, you will be successful at overcoming your troubles.... warn / warning dream meaning

Wash Cloth

To see or use a wash cloth in your dream suggests that you need to deal with your emotions and find some sort of resolution in order to move forward in your life. Find some way to vent your feelings - by journaling or confiding in a friend or counselor - so you can get some support.... wash cloth dream meaning

Washroom

If you dream that you are in the bathroom, you may be due for a period of self-renewal. It’s time to get rid of some burdens or emotions that are weighing you down. Also see “Toilet”.... washroom dream meaning

Watched / Watching

To dream that you are being watched by others may reflect your need to be the center of attention.

If you were uncomfortable being watched in your dream, this may indicate a self-conscious personality - you need to be more confident and self-assured.

If you dreamed that you were watching something, you have trouble taking the initiative and acting on your feelings. Or, it may be that you feel neutral about a situation, but others want you to take sides.... watched / watching dream meaning

Water Gun

If you dream of aiming or shooting a water gun at someone, you them to notice your feelings.

If you dream that someone confronts you with a water gun, maybe they are trying to tell you something that you’re not hearing, or you might feel that person is pushing their feelings onto you.... water gun dream meaning

Water Hose

To see a water hose in your dream, represents renewal, rejuvenation and cleansing. You need to heal your emotional wounds so that you can continue to grow as a person. Alternatively, it may be a metaphor for sexual attraction.... water hose dream meaning

Water Park

To see or be in an water park in your dream, symbolizes that you need more fun and adventure in your life. It also suggests a need to expand yourself spiritually and open your mind to new experiences. Also see “Water Slide”, below.... water park dream meaning

Water Slide

Dreaming of a water slide indicates a sense of instability in some real life situation.

If you are scared going down the slide, you may feel overwhelmed by emotions or problems related to someone of the opposite sex.

If you are happy on the water slide, you are nervous about a challenging situation but you have the confidence that you will ultimately handle it well.... water slide dream meaning

Waterbed

To see a waterbed in your dream, suggests that have come to recognize and accept your emotions. You are beginning to understand aspects of your unconscious and to let repressed strong feelings (like anger, desire or fear) come to the surface. This is healthy and good.... waterbed 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

Webcam

To dream that you are using a webcam suggests that you need to be more objective in your decisions. Focus on the task at hand and try not to let your emotions cloud your judgment. Be especially aware that it is unhealthy to live in th past, or cling to old situations and feelings. Learn from past mistakes and experiences, but then move on.... webcam dream meaning

Weight - Losing Or Gaining

If you dream of losing weight, it symbolizes that you are no longer being weighed down.

A burden has been lifted off your shoulders.

If you get too skinny in your dream though, it can mean you feel out of your league in a real life situation.

To dream that you are overweight, suggests that you are feeling stressed and pressured in your real life, by a social situation or within your family.... weight - losing or gaining dream meaning

Weights / Weight Lifting

If you dream of lifting weights, you are feeling over-burdened by too many responsibilities in your life.

To dream about a body builder suggests you are frustrated about your lack of progress in your social ambitions.... weights / weight lifting dream meaning

Welding

If you dreamed of welding something, or saw someone else do welding, you need to be careful with both your money and your words. Spending either too freely right now would be a big mistake. Lay low and wait for a better time to spend or speak.... welding dream meaning

West / Western

To dream of being in a Western - or in old Western times - may represent your need for order and justice, particularly in your social scene.

If you were a cowboy or sheriff in the dream, you are a strong individual with the power to control your feelings and the direction of your life. Alternately, this dream may symbolize new opportunities for personal growth.... west / western dream meaning

Whipped Cream

If you dream of eating whipped cream, you will soon be very lucky.

To lovers, this is a happy omen, as they will soon be united.... whipped cream dream meaning

Whiteheads

If you dream of having whiteheads on your skin, it means that you are worrying over trivial matters.

To see others with whiteheads on them means that you will be troubled with complaints from friends and acquaintances.

To dream that you are popping your whiteheads, indicates that you need to face and express your negative emotions.... whiteheads dream meaning

Window Wipers

To see window wipers in your dream represents your ability to clarify a situation and shed some perspective on an issue.... window wipers dream meaning

Wound / Wounded

To dream that you are wounded, signals distress and bad luck with money.

To see others wounded, suggests that you will be treated unfairly in some way by your friends.

To treat or dress another person’s wound, signifies that you are entering lucky times.... wound / wounded dream meaning

Wrapping Gifts

To dream that you are wrapping a gift,suggests that you may be trying to express some feeling or have something awkward to say that has to be carefully packaged.... wrapping gifts dream meaning

Hammock, Wood Frame

Relying on balance; grounding.... hammock, wood frame dream meaning

Head(bang Against Wall)

Feeling blocked.... head(bang against wall) dream meaning

Ink, Black On White Paper

Imprinting a mind-pattern.... ink, black on white paper dream meaning

Kitchen Window

Looking out at your choices in life. ... kitchen window dream meaning

Over-the-hill Women

Thoughts from the ego that are no longer valid. ... over-the-hill women dream meaning

Paned Window

Altered reality.... paned window dream meaning

Prince William

Illuminati prototype-function. ... prince william dream meaning

Princess Of Wales

Mother Goddess of Ceremony. ... princess of wales dream meaning

Waist Deep

Sexual/creative issues.... waist deep dream meaning

Wake Up(on Chair)

Alter Activations.... wake up(on chair) dream meaning

Wet Sand

Unstable balancing.... wet sand dream meaning

White Flowers / Scepter

Triggers for activations.... white flowers / scepter dream meaning

White Light, Flash Of

Realization.... white light, flash of dream meaning

Windows, Black, Tinted

Hiding inner thoughts.... windows, black, tinted dream meaning

Woman Priest

Concept of loving physical reality more than spirituality.... woman priest dream meaning

Woman, (in Crimson)

Anger at physical reality.... woman, (in crimson) dream meaning

Woman, Older, Dead

End of egotistical thinking.... woman, older, dead dream meaning

Woman, Wrapped In Carpet

Abduction/control of logic.... woman, wrapped in carpet dream meaning

Wood, Mahogany

Deeply grounding the present time period. ... wood, mahogany dream meaning

Wooden Leg

Shaky Future. ... wooden leg dream meaning

Wooden Stairway

Time travel.... wooden stairway dream meaning

Young Wife

Newer logical ideas.... young wife dream meaning

Waltzing

See Dancing.... waltzing dream meaning

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30 Common Dream Symbols

Here are 30 different dream symbol that appear most common in the world and these dreams meanings.
Animals
Animals can usually be linked to survival or the instinct to keep going no matter how difficult things are. It can mean you’re holding things back that you should express. Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal. Babies
Babies most times just mean that you want to continue your life and family, and want to share your knowledge with your next of kin. They might also mean you’re holding something back. Something new comes into your life. A new idea or a new creative project at work. Symbol of new possibilities and potential for growth in multiple areas of your life. Lost
Being lost in your dreams may signify that you have lost your true purpose in life. It may point to soul loss or your disas- sociation from an important aspect of your personality. If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically. Naked
Dreams of being naked or seeing someone naked represent a desire for honesty and intimacy. It can also represent the fear of others knowing your private thoughts and feelings. If you are comfortable being naked, then you feel you have nothing to hide in intimacy. If you are uncomfortable, ashamed, or embarrassed, then this dream is telling you to do some ego-integration work, and begin the process of releasing your own judgments and criticisms. Trapped
If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful. If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life. Buildings and Houses
Building a house may signify construction of a new project in your business or building a totally new life. Building with Legos or building blocks may comment on needing to play with your ideas before putting them into action. Clothing
Clothing in general reveals the image that you want to project to the world. Each article of clothing reveals different concerns, qualities, beliefs, attitudes, and expressions Even the color and conditions of the clothing may reveal significant information.

For example, clothing that is tattered or torn may signify that you feel emotionally shredded by an experience. You may also be expressing a "poor me" attitude.

Cry
Dreams of crying symbolize that you are healing, grieving, cleansing, and releasing that which no longer supports you, as you make room for that which does support you. Consider that this might be a cry for help and that you would be wise to seek support to help you through this challenge you are going through. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel. Death
Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying. If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life. Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life. Demons
To see demons in your dream, represents negativity and distress. It also forewarns of overindulgence. If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something. Dogs
Dogs are man’s companions and loyal " friends and thus can come in a dream to represent a real friendship, fteca dog’s extreme loyalty to its owner, the appearance of a dog can represent a tendency toward being too loyal to-your friends and thus sacrificing yourself and your needs. A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship. A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog. Drowning
Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life. Being washed away by the flow of emotions. Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength. Falling
Falling in your dream may come as a response to some failure. It may comment on feelings of loss of control. It may also be a response to falling from grace or falling from your stature in life. Falling dreams may recur when you have lost a significant relationship, or have faced a personal disaster in your career, or have been diagnosed with a particular illness. Fire
Fire is a punfying element that is destruc tive yet transforms everything eventually. Setting fire to your emotions may act as the cleansing agent of the soul. It can represent the passion that fuels the heart and the sacred ember of your sexuality. A fire in your house may relate to some anger that is destroying the peace at home. Fire may also signify destructive behavior on your part or that of another family member. Flying
If you dream you are flying so high that you can actually touch the moon and stars this portends many different types of global disaster that you may soon hear of. If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down of magnitude. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow. Food
People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence. To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a "compensatory" function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment. Chased
Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty. To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion. Horses
A horse may offer its power to the dreamer as a vehicle for moving forward in life. Horse brings the attnbute of strength to deliver you to your destination.

For the hero, the horse cames him to his mission, perhaps over long distances, and thus it may signify the need to travel. A wild horse can represent unleashed and untamed power. Horses may also trot into your dream to indicate the need to stand your ground in a power struggle.

Jumping
  • The act of jumping can be somewhat ambiguous in a dream. It can indicate either jumping up attempting to attain something better for ourselves or jumping down, which can mean going down into the unconscious and those parts of ourselves where we may feel we are in danger. Jumping on the spot can indicate joy and has the same significance as dance (See Dance).
  • Repetitive movement of any sort in a dream usually indicates the need to reconsider our actions, to look at what we arc doing and perhaps to express ourselves in a different way. On a psychological level, jumping up and down in a dream may indicate being caught up in a situation without having the power to move either forwards or backwards.
  • In certain religions, spiritual ecstasy is induced by jumping. This is a way of employing the physical in order to reach the spiritual.
  • Also See: Jumping
Kiss - Kissing
Affection. In this dream you may be expressing feelings that are difficult to express during the day. Kissing is usually an indication of warmth, affection, and happiness. If you don’t receive enough love and affection in your daily life, then this could be a compensatory dream, where the dreamer is comforting himself. If you are kissing the object of your affection, the dream could be a form of wish fulfillment. Superstition based interpretations say that if you are kissing strangers, you may have a need to conquer. If the kissing is insincere, you are pretentious while if you see your partner kissing someone else, you may be afraid of infidelity. Money
Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard currency, but more the way in which we value ourselves. This symbol appearing in dreams would suggest that we need to assess that value more carefully, and equally to be aware of what we ‘pay’ for our actions and desires. If there is a feeling of self-denial in our making savings, particularly to the point of miserliness, we may not have managed our resources properly in the past and are having to suffer for it now. We may also fear the future. If someone else gives us their savings, we are able to use their knowledge and expertise. Paralysis
  • When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably experiencing great fear or suppression. Feelings that are emotionally based are experienced as paralysis in order to highlight the physical effect those feelings can have.
  • Imagination can often play tricks on us, and we experience as real some kind of reaction we would not normally allow ourselves. Paralysis is one such reaction.
  • Paralysis can signify spiritual inadequacy, inability to create movement, and inertia. There is a condition which sometimes occurs during development when we are forced into facing our own fears, and this can be experienced as paralysis.
Pregnancy / Pregnant
To dream you are pregnant signifies growth and development in your personal life. You may find that you are unprepared to act on it or to even discuss the matter with other people. It may also symbolize the birth of new ideas, projects, directions, or goals. To dream of being pregnant with a dying baby suggests an undertaking you worked hard for is suddenly doomed to fail. It denotes anxiety over things that are unfolding in ways you never expected. A pregnant woman having dreams of her pregnancy usually conveys her worries in various stages of her pregnancy. First trimester dreams are usually consists of small creatures, furry animals, flowers, fruits, and water. Second trimester dreams usually cover birth complications and self-doubt about motherhood. You may also dream of giving birth to a non-human baby. Finally, in the third trimester, you tend to dream of your own mother. When a man dreams of getting a girl pregnant, it is a warning that serious consequences may result from his sexual activities. Prison
Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong. A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage. Sexuality - Sex
Dreams of a sexual nature are very common and act both as an emotional release and a reassurance that everything is in order with your sexuality. Being intimate with a stranger is a fantasy that many people enjoy and this type of dream may indicate a wish for new experiences or experimentation. Intimacy with your partner in a dream acts as a reassurance of your love, and serves to strengthen your bond in your own mind. Snakes
The snake is a powerful dream symbol, associated with the feminine, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person. If you dream about you or an animal attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake, you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip. If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities. Spiders
In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious and a distant man. A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic or a monk. Ifone sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and a religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak. A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife. If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area. Teeth
Hostility or an attack, such as when dream figures deliver "biting words" or "bare their teeth. " Losing teeth in a dream may reflect words said in haste, or losing the ability to speak candidly. Because this bony part of the body endures long after death, it has some associations with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In this context, losing teeth might equate to losing the will to live or having your personal power taken away. Rotten teeth equate either to the fear of old age, or someone whose words are filled with so much insincere sweetness that decay in that relationship is inevitable. Having teeth pulled out represents an end to suffering that is aided by an external force. Vehicle - Vehicles
If you dream of riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving, you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience. If you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business. Walking or Running
A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing. If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’. If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change. Water
It is a mirror of your subconscious mind.

The quality of water often describes the situation of your emotions. Crystal clear, clean, adulterated, calm mostly provides strong insights about the state of your feelings.

... 30 common dream symbols dream meaning

Permanent Wave

See Hair and Curls.... permanent wave dream meaning

Wade, 

A dream of wading pertains to affairs of love or friendship» and» as with all such dreams» its meaning depends mainly on the condition of the water; if it was clear and clean» it signifies happiness in love and/or pleasure with true friends; if it was muddy or murky» it portends disenchantment.... wade,  dream meaning

Walltlower(s)

For a dream featuring the garden variety, see Flowers.

but a dream of being one in the social sense is an omen of contrary and predicts an increase in popularity.... walltlower(s) dream meaning

Windpipe

A dream of having something stuck in your windpipe is a warning to economize and guard your credit.... windpipe dream meaning

Islamic Dream

Islamic Dream Interpretation - The extensive indexes and well organized layout of this valuable site make it a useful dream dictionary of types of dreams and their meaning. It is, moreover, the first Islamic guide in English to authentic dream interpretation.

It is hoped that this dictionary of dream interpretation will prove useful to students of culture and spirituality, but above all to seekers after truth. This is the most comprehensive report on islamic dream interpretation that you will ever read! Not only does it include timely tips and advice understanding how and why you dream, but also clues to help you zero in on and understand common symbols in dreams.


Dreams are messenger to us from the unknown. They are voices from our collective sub-conscious, warners of deep inner disturbance in the individual psyche, bearer of glad tidings of good things to come, or echoes of happy or sad and long hidden memories. As messenger from the unknown, dreams are often prophetic voices of the future. Hence, they have at times directed the course of the history of nations.

The dream of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, his obedience to the Divine will and his willingness to submit in absolute faith to God made him the first true Muslim and the father of prophets.

The true interpretation of the dreams of the king of Egypt by the prophet Joseph saved both the Egyptians and the children of Israel from famine and death.

The dreams of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him and all the prophets of God be peace and blessings, marked the beginning of his revelation, the noble Qur’fm which changed the face of human history and civilization. Although dreams belong to the domain of personal experience, they are a universal phenomenon, and thus have played a crucial role in the formation of human culture. Throughout recorded human history, dreams and the interpre­tation of dreams have inspired sages and prophets, poets and kings, as well as the most creative psychologist/philosophers of our day.

The science of psycho­analysis of Carl Jung and his school rests on the fact that dreams form the inner diary of every human individual, and hence the need to read and interpret them correctly. This fact has for long been recognized by the sages and prophets of traditional cultures and religions. Not all dreams, however are either true or authentic. Those of the prophets and friends (awliya’s) of God are Divine revelations, true and sacred.

The dreams of pious men and women are almost always true and meaningful. Some dreams come from Satan, and are thus misleading. Others may be caused by physical or psychological problems such as stomach discomfort or emotional disturbance.

It is therefore important to distinguish true dreams from empty fantasies, and inspired dreams from satanic insinuations. This is a Divine gift to inspired prophets, holy persons and insightful sages. ... islamic dream dream meaning

Dream Sources

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Understand the meaning of your dreams. Great dictionary of dream interpretations.... dream sources dream meaning

From Worry

If your dream was of the erotic type the meaning depends on the details.

A dream of firm, pleasantly colored nipples is a favorable omen for either sex and if they seemed to be very large they predict an increase in material wealth.

Painful or ulcerated nipples are warning you that you could do with a medical check-up.

To dream of having more than the normal complement of a pair signifies that your only sex problems will be discretion in your choice of partners).

You’ll have no lack of opportunity.

A dream of being touched on the body by someone else’s nipples indicates happy tidings.... from worry dream meaning

Wistaria

Happiness in love and/or domestic affairs will surely be yours if you dreamed of this lovely and interesting climber.

See also Trees, Colors, and Flowers.... wistaria dream meaning

Wrapped / Wrapping

(1) A wrapped parcel may mean you are hiding - suppressing or repressing - some part of your personality (for suppression / repression).

(2) If it is yourself you are wrapping up in a dream, this may symbolize either a desire to conceal your feelings from yourself or from others; or a sense of shame or guilt or inadequacy; or a longing for the warmth of love. In all cases the first thing to do is to remove the wrappings - that is, to uncover that part of yourself that needs attention.... wrapped / wrapping dream meaning

Ex-husband, Ex-wife

A man is the strong, assertive part of self.

A woman is the intuitive, creative part of self. Whatever qualities, characteristics, and lessons that you associate with that person you may be learning about again. Pay attention.... ex-husband, ex-wife dream meaning

Wall Paper

Sprucing up, redoing. Covering, hiding inner feelings, true self.... wall paper dream meaning

Warn

Caution; watch what you are getting involved with. Dream may explain situation to be aware of.... warn dream meaning

Dream Symbols

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Dream symbolism communicates more accurately than a thousand words when the dreamer understands what the chosen dream symbols mean. One symbol can represent different ideas, concepts and things to every individual. Their divine secrets will release your concealed potential so that you can design the destiny you have always longed for. With in-depth, classic meanings and an empowering technique for personalized interpretation, our site is the most complete and balanced guide to understanding your dreams. As omens or insights, as alarms or a memory, for years people have been interpreting their dreams in different way, with whatever comforts them, but now we have science. Researchers have spent time in comprehending, studying, understanding them, for all dreams don’t really say the same story. It becomes fascinating and complicated when people from diff a rent cultural background, societies, past, present, living standards, problems, mental illness report same dreams. Features an alphabetized list of over 42.000 dream symbols and meaning with classic. This dictionary of Christian Dreams, China interpretation of dreams, India interpretation of dreams contains over 24700 indexed entries and this dictionary of islamic Dreams contains over 5300 indexed entries. Also, Psychological / emotional perspective, Material aspects and Gives gender – specific, interpret of dream. Dreamfairy.org the complete dream dictionary is the only interpretation site based on concrete data about real people's dreams and how the real events in their lives relate to their nighttime visions.
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  • A dream that takes place on an island may indicate a need for personal space.
  • A dream of rabbits running in green grass is a good omen.
  • A ship in dock or on a calm sea may promise happiness in love. By deciphering the language of your dreams, you can achieve greater spiritual awareness and lasting happiness.

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Backwards (walking)

Dreaming that you walk backwards means that you are regressing in life. What you are looking for is increasingly farther away. You may feel unsuccessful, unable to achieve goals. Thanks to the warning sign of this dream, you must begin to take action. On the other hand, perhaps it expresses that the best option is to withdraw. Sometimes you waste time fighting for something that is not worth it. A good option is to stay back momentarily, regain your strength, and then return with more vigor and momentum.... backwards (walking) dream meaning

Losing Weight

The symbolism is similar to CLARIFICATION, given its allusion to purification, discarding all that is waste or negative. Also, depending on the particular case, it represents the desire to lose weight. A dream in which you dramatically lose weight may signal some physical ailment.

Seeing yourself too thin in dreams is a sad omen of legal scandals.... losing weight dream meaning

Dream Meaning And Symbol

Dream Interpretation / Dream Dictionary / Dream Meanings Knowledge is power, so learn to understand the mysteries that are hidden in your dreams. Our dreams contain the messages we need to solve. Dreams come in many shapes and sizes, some vague, some detailed, some frightening, some inspiring. They all contain encoded messages aimed at improving your life. Once we uncover the mysterious symbols and images of our unconscious, we discover the secrets to a happier life. The dream interpretation world has its own language; a visual and symbolic language, filled with obscure clues and hidden meanings. Learn how to accurately decipher your dream experiences, using centuries-old folk wisdom.
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Symbols are the language of dreams, an intuitive shortcut your soul uses to talk to you. They convey a vast amount of encoded information that always pertains to your own process of living and evolving. Every symbol is somehow about you. In a typical dream scene composed of a group of symbols you can find clues to how you’re developing, what you want to create, how you need to heal, or how to make correct choices.
To truly understand what a symbol represents, you must feel into or merge into the symbol, pretend to be the thing, and speak from its point of view about what it knows. This way, you enter the direct experience of what it is to be a daisy, a polar bear, a set of lost keys, or a school bus. And the symbol comes alive. Once you become the symbol, it’s easier to see how the image is a part of you and your life process.
They have become the “interpreters supreme” when it comes to dreams.
It seems that most people remember their dreams. Not all, certainly, but the majority And, whether we realize it or not, dreams have a profound influence on our well-being. Scientists have proven that dreams are necessary; without them we would probably go insane! By examining our dreams, we are able to establish physical and mental needs to bring balance to our lives.
Modern science says that we spend between 25 percent and 50 percent of our sleeping time in the dream state. We have an average of six dream periods every night and each dream lasts anywhere up to forty minutes. Apparently if we didn’t have these dreams we would go crazy Most of them are from our unconscious mind, trying to get a message across to us for our own well-being. Who is to say they are wrong? That may be exactly what our unconscious mind is—proddings from the spirits.

The point is that if we are being given these messages for our own well-being, it would behoove us to try to understand them, to listen to the spirits.

The uncon¬scious, or the spirits, employ symbols with which we are familiar. They present the message using objects that per¬tain to our everyday life, the better that we may under¬stand what is being communicated. Sigmund Freud believed that the unconscious mind contains repressed material—wishes, thoughts, experi-ences—that the individual will not accept into the con¬scious mind. These things are therefore repressed and often disguised. Carl Jung called this repressed material the “Personal Unconscious.” He believed that there was also the “Collective Unconscious,” which contained elements from racial memories and experiences. Discover how to:

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Shop Window

Shop windows symbolize the way in which you go through life, often without finding yourself. It may point to the loss of part of your identity. This dream reveals the anguish of not knowing where to go. ... shop window dream meaning

Walnut

(nut)

The shape of this nut suggests a human skull and brain. It also symbolizes the effort needed to achieve what you desire. The walnut shell, on the other hand, represents the ego that must be destroyed for the emergence of the spiritual self (the fruit).

If the nut is green, it is impossible to open. But if it is ripe, a small tap can open it. Similarly, spirituality emerges when the person is truly ready.

According to popular superstition, this dream portends that you will receive money.... walnut dream meaning

Watercolor

Related to murky colored water, watercolor shows that we have a very distorted perception of ourselves, possibly caused by emotional confusion. In order to overcome the impasse, you must not complicate your life, and act more spontaneously and simply.... watercolor dream meaning

Wedges

Tearing wedges of orange, garlic, or other food indicates an unstable economic situation. It may be a warning that you should be cautious about spending money.... wedges dream meaning

Wilting

To see flowers wilting indicates a state of sorrow in which the dreamer feels nostalgia or frustration at the end of a time of wellbeing.... wilting 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

Wmg(s)

Here again the meaning depends greatly on the action and what kind of wings they were, so only the most common form of the dream can be given.

To dream you have wings yourself suggests that your destiny lies ever upward; a broken wing on a bird (or an airplane) suggests that your goal may be beyond your reach and you should consider changing your aim; however, if a bird was involved, the variety should be correlated for an accurate interpretation.

To hear the soft rustle of wings indicates happy news from friends, but die sound of strongly flapping wings is a warning against gambling of any kind.... wmg(s) dream meaning

Wise Scholar

If you dream that a wise scholar lectures you, it is trying to say that you are in a period of growth and intellectual development. In case the professor figure inspires respect and admiration, the image suggests emotional maturity and balance. You should listen to the advice that the dream gives you.

It is your subconscious guiding you. (See ABBOTT, GRANDFATHER, ACADEMY, AUTHORITY, LIBRARY, and HERMIT)

For some oracles, this dream foretells that you will receive news soon.... wise scholar 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

Water Heater

Any image that relates to water is about your emotional experience. Hot water implies the addition of anger or other passionate sensibilities. Keep in mind that a water heater has the function of providing comfort and sanitization to your life.

A healthy relationship to your emotional expression does the same. Look to how well you are connected to fluctuations in your emotional expression of water-heater features in your dream.... water heater 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

Wise Old Man / Woman

(1) A Wise Old Man. figure mav appear in a man’s dream, a Wise Old Woman in a woman’s dream. The Wise Old Man may take various forms: for example, old bearded man, guru, priest or prophet, king, magician, teacher. The Wise Old Woman may appear as Earth Mother /

Great Goddess, Mother Church, priestess or prophetess, teacher. Attend to whatever this figure tells you in dreams: the result could be a transformation of your personality and your life, in tune with your true self.

(2) Such figures Jung called ‘mana personalities’. Mana denotes awesome, mysterious power associated with gods but also with natural phenomena and extraordinary human skills, genius, holiness, psychic powers and supranormal knowledge. These figures may therefore be frightening.

If you find them too frightening, consult a (Jungian) therapist. People may let themselves be ‘possessed’ - taken over - by the Wise Old Man / Woman and become insufferably domineering, self- important and opinionated. Alternatively, failure to acknowledge the ‘divine’ wisdom and power within yourself may lead you to project it on to some authoritarian - but not necessarily authoritative - public figure, or guru, or personal acquaintance. Whatever such a mana figure says to you in a dream will be extremely important and will almost certainly open up a new dimension of life for you.

(3) Should the Wise Old Woman appear in a man’s dream or the Wise Old Man in a woman’s dream, it may be the anima / animus that is being represented (for anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).... wise old man / woman dream meaning

Web Cam

This relatively new invention allows more direct connectivity in the world through the Internet. As this way of connection expands through technology, it creates a new level of consciousness.

The web cam is the new “eyes” of this consciousness. How are you allowing yourself to be seen in this new world that is being created? What is it that you wish to explore in others? These are the questions that a dream that features a web cam is asking you.... web cam dream meaning

Whale Song

You are being called to dive deep and explore emotions and patterns that are hidden just below the surface of your consciousness.

(See Whale.)... whale song dream meaning

Medicine Man / Woman

The medicine man or woman is an archetypal character aspect; they are part of your personality, but at a much higher, aspirational level.

The medicine man or woman has two functions.

The primary one is that they are the keepers of wisdom and healing power. You turn toward this archetype when you need to face great change or heal something at a profound level. They are also the part of you that perceives change before it happens, as these shamanic figures possess a heightened level of intuition and energetic sensitivity.

If such a figure appears in a dream, you are having an aspirational experience at a very high spiritual level. In the case of a male figure, you are connecting to the masculine principle of taking action. In the case of a female figure, you are connecting to the feminine principle of stillness and receptivity.... medicine man / woman dream meaning

White Animals

There is a rich history in many aboriginal cultures that is still part of the collective consciousness around the purity of the color white in the realm of animal totems. Most commonly associated with the buffalo, the wolf, and large cats, the elevation of an animal’s power is what is being expressed when that animal appears as white. In the color spectrum, white is perceived when all the vibrations of light are combined, so the symbolic meaning of white relates to complete integration and wholeness.

It is a holy color (pun intended). Any animal that appears in your dream as white is a very sacred visitation indeed.... white animals dream meaning

Tsunami / Tidal Wave

Because water often represents the emotions, a tidal wave may indicate a billowing emotional situation that must be faced and handled.... tsunami / tidal wave dream meaning

Wise Old Person

Whether it be a man or a woman, a wise old person is a symbol of deep suitable “authority,” in contrast with the sometimes arbitrary authority of some of our social institutions.... wise old person dream meaning

Other Color Associations And Trigger Words

Amber: Ancient wisdom, knowledge.

Amethyst: Transition to spiritual awareness, higher knowledge, insight.

Apple Green: Powers of healing.

Apricot: Admiration.

Aquamarine: Communication, expanded awareness.

Avocado Green: New beginnings.

Azure: Honesty, sincerity.

Blue Green: Spiritual healing.

Blue Gray: Fear of new ideas.

Blue Purple: Idealism.

Blue Violet: Honor, spiritual truth, devotion, inspiration.

Brick Red: Selfishness.

Bright Green: Uplifting.

Bright Orange: Health, vitality.

Bright Purple: Spiritual insight.

Bright Red: Courage.

Bright Yellow: Enlightened intellect, sense of fun.

Burgundy: Wealth, success, elegance, prosperity; in dreams, indicative of your potential power, or your desire for power and recognition.

Caramel: Career goals, aspirations.

Charcoal Gray: Depression.

Claret: Self-determination.

Clear: Clarity.

Clear Brown: Avarice.

Clear Red: High energy.

Cloudy Orange: Confusion.

Cloudy Red: Greed, cruelty.

Cobalt Blue: Intuition

Copper: Fertility, career maneuvers, passion, money goals.

Coral: Friendship, friends.

Cranberry Red: Love, passion, energy, enthusiasm, courage.

Cream: Acceptance, tolerance, maturity.

Crimson: Optimistic, reckless, mournful.

Dark Brown: Materialistic approach to life, wistfulness, melancholy, indecision, fatigue.

Dark Green: Jealousy, rivalry, ambition, greed, insecurity, selfishness.

Dark Gray: Energy and guidance for problems to come.

Dark Orange: Distrust, deceit.

Dark Pink: Gentle and unconditional love, thankfulness.

Dark Purple: Deep devotion, deep compassion, vision.

Dark Red: High energy, strong determination, strong passion, anger, aggression.

Dark Turquoise: Heightening of communication, sensitivity and creativity.

Dark Yellow: Caution, jealousy, deceit.

Deep Blue: High spiritual attainment.

Deep Crimson: Shame.

Deep Gold: Prosperity.

Deep Orange: Pride.

Deep Pink: Marriage, mature love, trust, thankfulness.

Deep Red: Unconscious beauty.

Dirty Green: Envy, spite, illness, jealousy.

Dull Gray Brown: Selfishness.

Dull Yellow: False optimism.

Dusty Pink: Sexual desire.

Electric Blue: Individuality, originality, encourages uniqueness, stimulates the need for behaving with humanity, creating innovation.

Emerald Green: Money, prosperity, peace of mind.

Fuchsia: Connection to spirituality and meditation, readiness to let go of old attitudes, preparedness for change.

Golden Brown: Friendship, illumination, wisdom.

Golden Orange: Self-control.

Golden Yellow: Joy, gladness.

Green Gray: Envy, deceit, fear.

Green Yellow: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.

Gray Brown: Selfishness.

Hot Pink: Sex, lust.

Imperial Purple: Dreams, aspirations.

Indian Red: Leadership, valor.

Indigo: Spirituality, deceit.

Ivory: Superiority, slightly tainted purity.

Jade: Charitable nature.

Lavender: Intuition, dignity, spiritual growth, equilibrium, daintiness, nostalgia, femininity, soothing, affection and devotion.

Leaden Gray: Meanness, lack of imagination.

Lemon: Stimulates and vitalizes the brain. Cleansing.

Lemon Green: A liar, a cheat.

Lemon Yellow: Strong sense of direction in life.

Light Blue: Hope, faith, harmony, peace, tranquility, forgiveness, fidelity, honesty, patience, devotion.

Light Green: Youth, potential, vitality, health.

Light Gray: Fear.

Light Pink: Sexual love, love, romance, grace, joy.

Light Purple: Increased psychic power, spiritual prowess, fantasy, romance.

Light Red: Happiness, courage, success.

Light Violet: Enchantment.

Light Yellow: High wisdom, intellect.

Lilac: Acceptance of responsibility, awakening, enchantment.

Lime Green: Abundance.

Magenta: Emotional healing.

Maroon: Sacrifice, courage, bravery, heroism, strength.

Mauve: Cooperation, trust, and self-confidence.

Midnight Blue: Damaged pride, protection.

Mint Green: Financial gain.

Muddy Orange: Pride, vanity.

Muddy Pink: Immaturity.

Mustard: Difficulty in rationalizing, jealousy,

Navy Blue: Strong emotions, self-pity, wallowing.

Off White: Realism, peace of mind.

Olive: Peace, natural wisdom, uniformity.

Olive Green: Natural wisdom, harmony, need for peace in your environment.

Opal: Transformation.

Opaque: Grounded awareness.

Orange Brown: Self-indulgence, sloth, laziness, immorality, perversion, ignorance.

Orange Red: Sexuality, energy.

Orchid: Physical energy, happiness, power, healing.

Pale Blue: Sensitivity.

Pale Green: Empathy, sympathy, weakness.

Pale Peach: Modesty.

Pale Pink: True love.

Pale Primrose: Great intellectual power.

Pale Yellow: Shyness.

Peach: Innocent love intermixed with wisdom, gentle strength, protection, confidence, communication.

Pearl: Spiritual mediums.

Pink Red: Outrage, imagination, innovation.

Primrose: Optimism.

Quartz: Protection and purification.

Red Brown: Subdued emotions, deep anger, temperamental.

Rosy Pink: Unselfish love.

Royal Blue: Promoting laughter and joviality, loyalty, confidence, friendship, success.

Ruby Red: Passionate love, passionate anger.

Sable: Constancy, prudence, wisdom, abstinence and sobriety.

Salmon: Knowledge.

Salmon Pink: Job satisfaction.

Sapphire Blue: Broader perception, inner peace, spiritual healing.

Scarlet: Lust, excitement, sexuality, physical vigor, vibrancy, ostentation, manipulation, courage, passion, volatility.

Sea Green: Emotional healing and protection, calming influence, dynamic motivation.

Silver Blue: Deep wisdom, intuition, opportunities.

Silver Gray: Meditation, relaxation.

Sky Blue: Increased psychic ability, lucid dreaming, hope, restfulness, peace.

Spring Green: Children, fertility.

Sunlight Yellow: Creativity, warmth, optimism.

Teal: Trustworthiness, devotion, healing, spiritual guidance and teaching.

Tomato Red: Pride.

Turquoise: Healing power, natural energy, the sun, fire, prosperity, peace, generosity, growth.

Vermilion: Creativity.

Violet Red: Passion, sex.

Yellow Green: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.

Yellow Orange: Intellectual.... other color associations and trigger words dream meaning

Dream It With Flowers

In Victorian America and Europe, flowers were attributed with specific meanings by young men and women who used them during courtship to send messages to each other, whether in a forthright manner or by more clandestine means. Straightforward romantic or poetic thoughts were conveyed by the presentation of a single bloom, whilst lengthier messages were communicated by larger arrangements.

Love and happiness were not the only feelings expressed by these floral epistles. Infidelity, jealousy, disdain and rejection were also expressed by a suitably chosen bloom. Whilst a simple flower may have been sent to a young lady to propose marriage, another seemingly innocuous blossom may have been sent in response, telling the gentleman caller to ‘get lost’. The color of the flower was extremely significant; to cite a few examples, red usually meant love, yellow indicated friendship, lavender suggested enchantment, and orange fascination.

As far as dream interpretation goes, the list of meanings is seemingly endless, as nearly every flower has been attributed with a specific meaning at some point in time. In Victorian times, the range of available flowers was limited, and so certain flowers had specific meanings; today, with so many flower choices, there are no rules—it’s the sentiment and personal association that gives the flower meaning to you in a dream. For those interested in the historic or generally accepted meanings of flowers, the list below has been compiled from a variety of different sources, including the American Society of Florists.

Historic and generally accepted meanings of flowers Acacia: Concealed love, chaste love

Agapanthis: Secret love

Alstroemeria: Aspiration

Amaryllis: Pride, drama

Ambrosia: Your love is returned

Anemone: Sincerity, fragility

Apple blossom: Promises

Arbutus: Thee only do ı love

Aster: Symbol of love, daintiness, contentment

Azalea: Take care of yourself for me, abundance, symbol of womanhood (china)

Baby’s breath: Festivity

Bachelor’s button: Anticipation

Begonia: Deep thoughts

Bells of Ireland: Good luck

Bittersweet: Truth

Black-eyed Susan: Encouragement

Bluebell: Humility

Cactus: Endurance

Caladium: Great joy, delight

Camellia (general): Graciousness, good-luck gift for a man

Camellia (pink): Passionate longing

Camellia (red): A flame in the heart

Camellia (white): Admiration

Carnation (general): Fascination, women, love

Carnation (pink): Gratitude, ı’ll never forget you

Carnation (purple): Caprice, whimsy

Carnation (red): Passion, drama, admiration

Carnation (solid color): Affirmation

Carnation (striped): Refusal, sorry ı can’t be with you, wish ı could be with you

Carnation (white): Sweetness and loveliness, innocence, pure love, remembrance, woman’s good-luck gift

Carnation (yellow): Cheerful for all occasions (except in matters of the heart, when it means rejection)

Cattail: Peace, prosperity

Chrysanthemum (general): Cheerfulness, rest

Chrysanthemum (bronze): Excitement

Chrysanthemum (red): Sharing

Chrysanthemum (white): Truth

Chrysanthemum (yellow): Slighted love, secret admirer

Cosmos: Peace

Crocus: Foresight, cheerfulness, gladness

Cyclamen: Resignation, good-bye

Daffodil: Chivalry, respect, regard, unrequited love

Daisy: Innocence, loyalty, loveliness, purity

Dandelion: Faithfulness, happiness

Delphinium: Boldness

Fern: Magic, fascination, confidence, shelter

Fir: Time

Flax: Domestic symbol

Forget-me-not: True love, good memories

Forsythia: Anticipation

Freesia: Full of spirit, trust

Gardenia: Joy

Geranium: Comfort

Ginger: Pride

Gladioli: Sincerity, strength of character, flower of the gladiators

Gloxinia: Love at first sight

Heather (lavender): Admiration, solitude

Heather (white): Protection, wishes will come true

Holly: Defense, domestic happiness

Honeysuckle: Happiness

Hyacinth (general): Sincerity

Hyacinth (blue): Constancy

Hyacinth (purple): Sorrow

Hyacinth (red/pink): Play

Hyacinth (white): Loveliness

Hyacinth (yellow): Jealousy

Hydrangea: Perseverance

Iris: Inspiration

Ivy: Wedded love, fidelity, friendship, affection

Jasmine: Grace and elegance

Jonquil: Desire for affection returned

Larkspur: Beautiful spirit

Lavender: Distrust

Lily (calla): Regal beauty

Lily (day): Enthusiasm, emblem for mother (china)

Lily (Eucharis): Charms

Lily (tiger): Wealth, pride

Lily (white): Virginity, purity, majesty

Lily (yellow): I’m walking on air

Lily of the valley: Sweetness, return to happiness, humility

Magnolia: Nobility

Marigold: Jealousy

Monkshood: Beware, a deadly foe is near

Moss: Maternal love, charity

Myrtle: Love, emblem of marriage

Narcissus: Egotism

Nasturtium: Conquest, victory in battle

Oleander: Caution

Orange blossom: Innocence, eternal love, marriage and fruitfulness

Orange mock: Deceit

Orchid (general): Love, beauty, refinement, symbol for many children (china)

Orchid (Cattleya): Mature charm

Palm leaves: Victory, success

Passion flower: Burning passion

Peony: Healing, happy life, happy marriage

Petunia: Resentment, anger

Pine: Hope, pity

Poppy (general): Eternal sleep, consolation, imagination

Poppy (red): Pleasure

Poppy (white): Consolation

Poppy (yellow): Wealth, success

Primrose: Longing

Primrose (evening): Inconstancy

Queen Anne’s lace: Delicate femininity

Ranunculus: Radiance

Rhododendron: Beware

Rose (bridal): Happiness, love

Rose (dark crimson): Mourning

Rose (Hibiscus): Delicate beauty

Rose (leaf): You may hope

Rose (pink): Friendship

Rose (red): Love, ı love you

Rose (tea): I’ll remember always

Rose (thornless): Love at first sight

Rose (white): Innocence and purity

Rose (white and red mixed): Unity, flower emblem of england

Rose (yellow): Decrease of love, jealousy

Rosebud (general): Beauty and youth

Rosebud (moss): Confessions of love

Rosebud (red): Pure and lovely

Rosebud (white): Girlhood

Roses (bouquet of mature blooms): Gratitude

Roses (single full bloom): I love you, ı still love you

Smilax: Loveliness

Snapdragon: Presumption

Spider flower: Run away with me

Star of Bethlehem: Hope

Statice: Success

Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage, desire to travel

Stock: Bonds of affection, you’ll always be beautiful to me

Sunflower: Pride, sunshine, adoration

Sweetpea: Shyness, thank you for a lovely time

Tulip (general): Love, flower emblem of holland

Tulip (pink): Caring

Tulip (purple): Royalty

Tulip (red): Declaration of love

Tulip (variegated): Beautiful eyes

Tulip (white): Forgiveness

Tulip (yellow): Passionate longing

Violet (general): Modesty, faithfulness

Violet (blue): Watchfulness, faithfulness, ı’ll always be true

Violet (white): Adventure, risk taking

Viscaria: Celebration

Wisteria: Welcome, steadfast

Zinnia (magenta): Lasting affection, thoughts of friends

Zinnia (mixed): Thinking (or in memory) of an absent friend

Zinnia (scarlet): Constancy

Zinnia (white): Goodness

Zinnia (yellow): Daily remembrance ... dream it with flowers dream meaning

Letters In Dream

The Letter A

First letter of the alphabet. The corresponding letter of the Greek alphabet is alpha. Alpha and omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, symbolize the beginning and the end and, in the New Testament, Christ. In musical notation, the letter is the symbol of a note in the scale. The symbol can also refer to a blood group, a vitamin, the months August and April, or any word, place, sound or name represented by the letter ‘a’. In education, a grade of A typically represents the highest score that students can achieve.

The Letter B

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘b’. The second in a series. Something shaped like the letter B. The second best or second highest in quality or rank. A mark of‘B’ on a term paper. A written or printed mark representing this note. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this tone. One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. The symbol for the chemical Boron.

The Letter C

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘c’. The third in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘c’. The third best or third highest in quality or rank; a mark of C on a term paper. The first tone in the scale of C major or the third tone in the relative minor scale.

Symbol for the element carbon and the Roman numeral 100. A circled‘c’ represents copyright or ownership.

The Letter D

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘d’. The fourth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘d’. The lowest passing grade given to a student in a school or college. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In Roman numerals, the number 500.

The Letter E

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘e’. The fifth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘e’. In education, a grade that indicates a ‘fail’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. The hypothesized traditional source of those narrative portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to as Elohim, so therefore a word of great power. In weather forecasting and geography, E stands for east, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter F

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘f’. The sixth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘f’. In education, a grade that indicates a ‘fail’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In chemistry, F is the symbol of the element fluorine.

The Letter G

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘g’. The seventh in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘g’. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this note. In physics, G stands for the gravitational constant, the force that brings you back to earth.

The Letter H

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘h’. The eighth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘h’. In chemistry, H is the symbol for the element hydrogen.

The Letter I

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘i’. The ninth in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘i’. A symbol for the self, the person you are.

The Letter J

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘j’. Symbol of January, June and July or the Jack in a deck of cards. The tenth in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘j’. The hypothesized traditional source of those portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to with the Tetragrammaton rather than as Elohim, therefore a letter of power.

The Letter K

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘k’. The 11th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘k’. In chemistry, K is the symbol for the element potassium. In law, K is a symbol for contract and in baseball for a strikeout.

The Letter L

Any name, word, place or sound presented by the letter‘l’. The 12th in a series. Something shaped like a‘k’. In the movie Men In Black, agent‘L’ (as in ‘elle’, French for‘she’) is the lead female character.

The Letter M

Any name, word, place, or sound represented by the letter‘m’. The 13th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘m’. In information systems, M is often used as the abbreviation for the male sex in personal data records. In calendars, M is often an abbreviation for Monday, or for the months March or May. In French, and some English works by French authors, M. is an abbreviation for Monsieur.

The Letter N

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘n’. The 14th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘n’. In weather forecasting and geography, N stands for north, one of the four cardinal directions. In calendars, N is often an abbreviation for the month November. In chemistry, N is the symbol for nitrogen.

The Letter O

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘o’. The 15th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘o’. One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. Zero or nothing. In chemistry, O is the symbol of the element oxygen, essential for life.

The Letter P

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘p’. Symbol for the smallest unit of the British currency, the penny. The 16th in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘p’. In chess, P is a symbol for the pawn. In chemistry, P is the symbol for phosphorus, something that spontaneously combusts at room temperature.

The Letter Q

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘q’. The 17th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘q’. A hypothetical lost manuscript, consisting largely of sayings of Jesus, that is believed to have been the source of passages in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. In chess, Q is a symbol for the queen. It is also the symbol for a question, as in

The Letter R

Any word, name, place, or sound represented by the letter‘r’. The 18th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘r’. In film, R is a rating given by film classification boards meaning‘restricted’. R is sometimes used as a symbol for river.

The Letter S

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘s’. Symbol of the snake. The 19th in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘s’. In chemistry, S is the symbol of the element sulfur. In weather forecasting and geography, S stands for south, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter T

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘t’. The 20th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘t’. In calendars, T is often an abbreviation for Tuesday or Thursday. In propositional logic, T is the symbol for true.

The Letter U

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘u’. The 21st in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘u’. A grade that indicates an unsatisfactory status. In communication, U is an abbreviation for the word‘you’ in SMS or instant messaging.

The Letter V

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘v’. The 22nd in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘v’. V is for Victory. In computing, V is an operation on a semaphore, used for process synchronization. In grammar, v is an abbreviation for verb or action.

The Letter W

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘w’. The 23rd in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘w’. In weather forecasting and geography, W stands for west, one of the four cardinal directions.

The Letter X

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘x’. The 24th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘x’. A mark inscribed to represent the signature of someone who is unable to sign their name. An unknown or unnamed factor, thing or person. To delete, cancel, or obliterate with a series of Xs. Often used with the word‘out’. In films, X used to be the rating given to films suitable for an adult-only audience. A symbol for Christ, as in Xmas. In genetics, X denotes the X chromosome and XX denotes female in the XY sex-determination system

The Letter Y

Any name, word, place or sound represented by the letter‘y’. The 25th in a series. Something shaped like the letter ‘y’. In genetics, Y denotes the Y or male chromosome and XY denotes male in the XY sex- determination system. In Internet slang,‘why’ is commonly denoted by Y due to the similarity in pronunciation.

The Letter Z

Any word, name, place or sound represented by the letter‘z’. The 26th or last place in a series. Something shaped like the letter‘z’. In cartoons, multiple Zs are slang for sleep. In mathematics, z denotes a complex variable.

... letters in dream dream meaning

Varieties Of Flying Dream

Another way of interpreting flying dreams is that they symbolize your strong mind and will. You feel invincible and nobody can tell you what you cannot do and accomplish. Undoubtedly these dreams leave you with a great sense of freedom.... varieties of flying dream dream meaning

Wing Color

If you are flying with white wings, this dream could represent the expansion of your awareness and the unfolding of your higher self.

If your wings are black this could indicate the need for change in your waking life. See also COLORS.... wing color dream meaning

Climbing Over Walls

If you dream that in front of you there is a wall you need to climb over to get to where you want to be, this suggests obstacles you may encounter in life that you need to overcome before you attain success.... climbing over walls dream meaning

On Top Of The World

If you got to the top, did you feel on top of the world? If you did, your dream mind is motivating you to re-enact that same feeling of success, achievement and liberation in your waking life. What did you see below you? Did you see people and places that you have distanced yourself from in waking life? If you didn’t get to the top, did you retrace your steps? If you did reach the summit, your dream mind may be urging you to reconsider your goals.... on top of the world dream meaning

Animals In Water

Dreams about animals in water are symbols of our emotions. Water is a symbol of emotion because water, like emotion, constantly moves and flows. How the animal moves within the water reveals our emotional mood. For instance if the water is calm and beautiful then it shows our emotions are good.... animals in water dream meaning

Wise Or Talking Animals

To dream of wise animals suggests important information from your intuition or inner wisdom. This intuitive wisdom is within every one of us and the result of thousands of years of life experience. Many cultures all over the world represent great wisdom and holiness as animals or animal-headed beings. To dream that animals can talk represents a wisdom inside yourself that is innocent and simple. It could also represent your potential to be all that you can be.... wise or talking animals dream meaning

Influential People In World History

Certain key figures in human history have had such an impact on world history that your unconscious may have stored the information—perhaps from school or college days, or even from a documentary or media report—and then drawn upon that knowledge to create an image that can encourage, teach or inspire you in dreamland. The list below contains some of the world’s most influential figures and gives keywords to trigger personal associations. Please note that the list is by no means comprehensive or definitive; if the influential person in your dreams isn’t listed here or in this chapter and you want to find associations that have meaning and relevance to you, it might be worthwhile reading their biography or autobiography, or investigating their life story and significance to world history.

Alexander the Great: Conqueror, empire building, warrior archetype.

Aristotle: Influential greek philosopher, the importance of asking questions and challenging conventional thought.

Bell, Alexander Graham: Inventor of telephone, communication, networking .

Bonaparte, Napoleon: French emperor, tactician, warrior archetype, exile.

Columbus, Christopher: Explorer, led europe to the americas, new territories to discover, new potential.

Confucius: The founder of confucianism, wise old man archetype.

Copernicus, Nicolas: Priest, astronomer, taught heliocentricity, the world revolves around the sun.

Daguerre, Louis: Pioneer of photography, vision, impressions, image change.

Darwin, Charles: Biologist, formulated theory of evolution, survival of the fittest.

Descartes, René: Rationalist philosopher and mathematician, logic, reason, ı think therefore ı am.

Edison, Thomas: Inventor of light bulb, illumination, insight.

Einstein, Albert: Physicist, theory of relativity, greatness achieved by power of the mind.

Fermi, Enrico: Father of atomic bomb, ultimate weapon of destruction, the last resort.

Fleming, Alexander: Penicillin, advances in bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy, strengthening your defenses.

Ford, Henry: Industrialist, revolutionized mass production, the repetition of the production line.

Galilei, Galileo: Catholic astronomer, accurately described heliocentric solar system, visionary, conflict of authority with freedom of thought.

Gutenberg, Johann: Developed movable type, printed bibles, communication, the printed word.

Machiavelli, Niccolò: Author of the prince, archetype of the manipulator.

Marconi, Guglielmo: Inventor of the radio, communication, words, reaching a large audience.

Marx, Karl: Social philosopher, marxist communism, class struggle.

Michelangelo: Painter; sculptor, architect, diversity, energy, talent.

Moses: God’s messenger, leader of people out of slavery.

Muhammad: Prophet of ıslam, founder of major world religion, military and political leader, pure ideals, indomitable will.

Newton, Isaac: Physicist, theory of universal gravitation, laws of motion, universe working like clockwork.

St Paul: Proselytizer of christianity, dogma, tradition, rules and regulations.

Plato: Greek philosopher, intellectual focus on spiritual concepts rather than physical elements of life.

Shakespeare, William: Playwright, understanding of complete range of human emotions, stupendous output.

Voltaire: Writer and philosopher, crusade against tyranny and bigotry, the importance of tolerance.

Washington, George: First president of the united states of america, the basic rights of the individual, david versus goliath.

Watt, James: Developer of steam engine, new possibilities, travel.

William the Conqueror: First king of modern england, beginning a new project, invasion.

Wright, Orville and Wilbur: Inventors of airplane, longing to escape, fly away or reach new heights... influential people in world history dream meaning

Weaving / Knitting / Crochet / Sewing

Are you bogged down with routine in your waking life? Dreams of weaving, knitting, crochet and sewing could suggest that you need to broaden your horizons, as these tasks all require attention to detail and constant repetition.

If you are joining together pieces of fabric, or creating an exciting design, this could, however, indicate that you are bringing together certain aspects of your waking life.

If you make mistakes with your craftwork, drop a stitch or break your thread, perhaps you have recently been tactless in your daily life or had a quarrel with someone. Were you successful in patching up your differences? See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... weaving / knitting / crochet / sewing dream meaning

Pig / Wild Boar

Pigs are symbolic of a life governed by untamed physical needs and passions; they can also suggest impossible ventures, or inappropriate behavior and neglect of the spiritual side of life. By contrast, amongst the peoples of the East, a dream about a pig is interpreted as a good dream that attests to prosperity.... pig / wild boar dream meaning

Wounded Or Dead Bird

If dead birds appear in your dreams, they might represent a threat to your freedom, depression or the loss of purpose and meaning. In your waking life, an ideal or hope may have died, or your creativity has been stifled. Wounded, molting or songless birds can also represent problems that are constantly on your mind.... wounded or dead bird dream meaning

Wild Animal Attack

When children begin school they often dream of wild animals attacking, such as lions, bulls, alligators and bears. Wild animals tend to reflect a person or situation that is upsetting the child. For example, a child may be worried about parents who are constantly fighting, and this fear can be symbolized as a bear fight. Or a child may be frightened by a strict head teacher, who subsequently appears in their dreams as a mean lion.... wild animal attack 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

Body Wisdom

If you look at the body in your dreams as a representation of your life and potential, the images can translate into a view of your current well being. Don’t worry overly about dreams that seem to be a kind of warning; instead try to be honest with yourself, put the pieces of the puzzle together in your mind and begin to make positive changes.... body wisdom 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

Weather Superstition

In the past, when people lived and worked on the land, the weather was very important and people watched for patterns to help them predict the future weather. They then made up rhymes to help them to remember these patterns. Some of these sayings do contain a grain of truth. Others, particularly those that try to predict the weather for the following season from a single event, are unlikely to contain much truth. It is possible that your unconscious may draw on these ancient sayings not to predict the weather, but to predict your changing emotions or state of mind. So if an image of a red sky in the morning appears in your dream, could this be a warning, not of a storm, but of possible emotional conflict?

Here is a list of some of the most wellknown sayings.

If images that are reminiscent of them appear in your dreams—for example, cows standing in a line or crickets chirping—as well as referring to the specific symbols involved, it is always worth looking for possible interpretations concerning your mood or state of mind using the weather-related entries in this chapter as your guide:

  • Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.
  • Rain before seven, fine by eleven.
  • A sun shiny shower, won’t last half an hour.
  • If cows are standing in a field it will be fine, but if they are lying down it is going to rain.
  • Clear moon, frost soon.
  • When squirrels lay in a big store of nuts, look for a hard winter When bees stay close to the hive, rain is close by.
  • Rain, rain go away, come again another day.
  • Haloes around the moon or sun mean that rain will surely come.
  • When forest murmurs and mountain roars, close the windows and shut the doors.
  • Moss dry, sunny sky; moss wet, rain you’ll get When smoke descends, good weather ends.
  • A cow’s tail to the west is weather coming at its best; a cow’s tail to the east is weather coming at its least.
  • Flies will swarm before a storm.
  • If crows fly low, winds going to blow If crows fly high, winds going to die.
  • When sea birds fly to land, there truly is a storm at hand The sharper the blast, the sooner it’s past.
  • Rain is on the way if people with curly hair find their hair curlier and people with straight hair find their hair straighter.
  • Rain is on the way when old people with joint or muscle problems such as rheumatism or arthritis have stiffness and discomfort.
  • You can tell the temperature by counting a cricket’s chirps.

You can tell it will rain if: cats clean themselves more and meow more; pigs wallow about and squeal; cows huddle together as if seeking comfort from each other; horses ’switch and twitch’ and sometimes bolt; insects fly low and bite more; birds chirp more loudly; dandelions close their blossoms tightly; morning glory ’tucks in’ its blooms as if ready for a long nap; clover folds up its leaves; leaves on many trees roll up or show their undersides... weather superstition dream meaning

All Wrapped Up

Giving and receiving gifts in dreams indicates a need to give and take within a relationship, perhaps to share with others what we have and to create an environment that allows for give and take. Sharing is a fundamental human need, so if you are giving in a dream, this suggests your internal relationship with yourself, the environment or others. Giving a present usually suggests a need to express love or consideration for another person, whereas receiving it suggests your need for the love and consideration of another person. Receiving a shower of gifts suggests that you are held in high esteem.

A dream of unexpected gifts can have several meanings. The gift can point to the need for you to recognize your own worth.

If you are the giver, the dream may be warning you to be more open and direct with other people, so that you are not caught off guard. An inappropriate gift of something you do not like, or have no use for, may indicate that someone’s attentions in waking life are not welcome.

If you receive an unpleasant gift in a beautiful gift box, this image may reveal your intuition that someone’s apparently good intentions may disguise selfish motives. Finally, the image of an empty gift box may suggest that in waking life, things are not as attractive as they seem. Perhaps you have to face the reality of a relationship ending, or need to lower your expectations in some way.

A gift of chocolates may hark back to your childhood and infantile oral pleasures. According to Freudian theory, chocolates are a dream image of excrement, representing an anal fixation that may indicate a tendency to be overly formal or uptight. Beware of overanalysing here though, since dreams about chocolate sometime suggest a longing for love, affection and…chocolate.... all wrapped up dream meaning

Particular Weapons

If you can identify the weapon used in your dream and the symbolic meaning associated with it, you can get a better idea of what your real problem might be.... particular weapons dream meaning

Bladed Weapons

Although daggers and knives are symbols of violence—indicating concealed hostility towards someone—they are also symbols of male selfesteem and can stand for the secure presence of a father in waking life. But if a dagger or knife is used against you in your dream, this may suggest a threat from someone or a reminder that you are being confronted with a dangerous or precarious situation in waking life, as in ‘being on a knife’s edge’. A knife has the ability to cut into things and perhaps pinpoint what is bothering you or what needs to be cut out.... bladed weapons dream meaning

Forest / Woodland

Forests are dark and mysterious. They symbolize the unknown and the unconscious. This archetype appears in many myths—characters get lost in the wood or forest, only to discover great treasure or wisdom, as well as great dangers. Dreams about woodland and forests often have a lot to do with feeling lost and being unable to find the right path or direction. See also TREES AND PLANTS.... forest / woodland dream meaning

Tv Watching

What you are watching on TV will reveal the current quality and state of your perspective on life. A cartoon would represent immaturity; news with keeping current with daily events. The key is what you are watching. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.

For spending time with family and children, see FAMILY; RELATIONSHIPS.

For gardening, see PLACES: NATURE AND THE SEASONS. For painting, ... tv watching dream meaning

Watched, Attacked Or Chased By An Animal

Hiding from or being trapped by animals can suggest you are feeling controlled or threatened by your urges or the emotions or feelings of others.

If the animal is watching you, your unconscious is reminding you not to forget or neglect the instincts that it represents.

If the animal is attacking you, this could indicate that you are in the grip of a rage that you fear you may unleash. Your dream is urging you express or deal with your anger in a controlled way.

If an animal is chasing you in a dream, this may suggest that in real life you are in flight from some area of your personality that wants to be expressed.

If you are trying to find refuge from animals—either by building a defense or running away—this indicates a struggle with instincts that threaten your safety in waking life. In some cases dreams of being threatened or attacked by animals may be telling you that you are repressing your instincts—perhaps being too civilized— and you should try and loosen up more. Being bitten by an animal could indicate aggression from someone close to you or that our own aggressive instincts are not under control. Any threat from a sinister animal suggests fears and doubts you may have about your ability to manage your emotions. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY.

Animal noises

If you hear animals making sounds in your dream, you need to consider what these sounds mean to you in waking life and then to make a symbolic link. For example, if you hear an animal barking, wailing or whining for attention, these sounds could be calling your attention to the qualities that that particular animal represents to you.

If you hear ominous growling, roaring or cackling, it could reflect pent-up anger either within yourself or another person.

If you hear braying, it could indicate a need to overcome basic animal instincts.

If you hear bleating, you may be taking on new cares and responsibilities that could be positive or negative depending on your attitude towards them. See also SENSES.... watched, attacked or chased by an animal dream meaning

Wild Animal

The symbol of a deep-rooted instinct or the beast within you. Freud suggested that dreams of wild animals represented our most sensual passions, and sometimes the ‘evil instincts’ that lie deep within our unconscious. The more wild and dangerous the beast, the greater the danger that suppressed aspect of yourself will break free from the control of your conscious mind and force you to confront and deal with it in waking life.

If you dream of a herd of wild animals, this could suggest you are meeting, or need to meet, aspects of yourself you have not yet learnt to direct or usefully integrate. Taming or harnessing a wild animal indicates a need to control your instincts and if possible make them productive and useful.... wild animal 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

Breathing Under Water

In this nightmare with a happy ending, a child may dream that they are drowning and unable to reach the surface to breathe. Then, incredibly, just as they realize they are going to drown, they continue breathing and can breathe underwater in their dream. Like the dreams of flying, this dream is also about discovering abilities during times of crisis or when thrown into a particular situation. The water theme suggests a sense of being overwhelmed and vulnerable to the situations that surround us. It shows that a sense of panic is not only natural but necessary to discover the ability to breathe (survive) in a new environment (underwater).

This kind of dream tends to be outgrown by the time one reaches the age to leave home, but it can and does re-emerge if you are thrown into difficult, new or challenging situations in adult life. It should be seen as a reminder of your ability to survive tough circumstances, even when you feel out of your depth.

The dream can also arise among adults who find themselves not only in a difficult new situation, but in a situation that does not allow them to express their own concerns.... breathing under water dream meaning

Spacing Between Words

This indicates social attitudes towards others. Close words are a sign of sociability; large spaces between words indicate a person who is most comfortable alone.... spacing between words dream meaning

People At Work

A dream in which the main focus seems to be someone else’s job or occupation isn’t urging you to change career. It is most likely using the symbol of a certain profession to comment on your own behavior, attitudes and actions. Roles often play an important part in your self- image and identity. Without a welldefined social role or identity, many of us feel uncertain in waking life. It is a sign of maturity to cast off this need for a role of some kind and appreciate that we can be many things. See also ARCHETYPES; PEOPLE.... people at work dream meaning

Waiter / Maid / Cleaner

If you hated being cast in the serving role of a waiter, maid or cleaner in your dream, is someone exploiting you or are you taking unfair advantage of someone? Or are your duties in life overwhelming?... waiter / maid / cleaner 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

Warfare

If, in your dream, you were part of a regiment, this may suggest that you feel safe in numbers, as a part of a crowd or group of people.

If you feel sorrow or guilt or resentment, this may reflect your attitude to the group of people you associate yourself with in waking life. Taking part in guerrilla actions suggests secret plans in waking life, whilst a preoccupation with a helmet and protective clothing may mirror a desire to ‘take cover’ in waking life. A dream in which an invasion takes place may be symbolic of an invasion of your space in waking life, either real or psychological.

If a tank appears in your battle, this is an aggressive phallic symbol. It can also suggest an attack on convention and an indiscriminate flattening of all those who stand in your way. The torpedo also symbolizes male sexuality but, unlike the tank, it delivers destruction by stealth. High-tech missiles, cannon, field guns and other forms of artillery also present variations on the phallic symbol. On the other hand, they may also symbolize obstacles or ‘hot shots’ you feel are against you as you pursue your goals. This may be particularly the case if you are a woman in a stereotypically male profession.

If an air raid takes place in your dream, this indicates emotional attack from people or feelings you have about the events around you. A bomb suggests an explosive situation or sudden events that have produced anxiety. It can also suggest your own anxiety.

If an underground mine figures in your dream, this can suggest bringing to consciousness potential and innate wisdom. A dream explosion with billowing clouds graphically mirrors the damaging consequences of exploding with pent-up fury or tension in waking life.... warfare dream meaning

Tomatoes / Turnip / Watercress

A tomato should more strictly be termed a fruit, but most people assume it is a vegetable. In dreams, it may suggest recovery, good health and renewed strength. Turnips, by contrast, may suggest a reversal, a changed attitude or decision.

Watercress is a symbol of spiritual nourishment.... tomatoes / turnip / watercress 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

Working With Dreams

How to Remember a Dream
Everyone of us can learn to remember dreams. This, of course, is a prerequisite to working with dream symbols. After you are reliably recalling dreams, you can begin to program them for problem solving.

The most effective way to work with dreams is to keep a dream journal. Date each entry as you go along, for you will begin to see patterns and recurring themes as the weeks go by. If you do not understand an important dream message, you will be given more dreams trying to get the same point across. So do not worry about losing a big lesson; you will be given the message again and again until you finally get the idea. The most important thing in learning to remember a dream is your intent to do so.

Before going to sleep sit on the side of your bed (if you lie down you may fall asleep before you finish the process), take several deep breaths and relax. Then say to yourself, “Tonight I want to remember a dream and I will remember a dream. As soon as I awaken I will write it down.” Then go to sleep with a pad and pencil beside your bed, expecting to remember and write down a dream as soon as you open your eyes. If you prefer, record your dream on a cassette tape recorder.

When you awaken, whether at 3:00 a.m. or right before getting up the next morning, immediately record any impressions, images, or feelings about the dream. If you do not usually remember dreams, you may have only a vague sense about it: a feeling of frustration, uplift, concern, peace. Just write down whatever you sense in the waking moment. If you have good recall of most of the dream images, put down everything in as much detail as possible: people, vehicles, scenery, objects, colors, shapes, numbers and so on.

If you do not immediately write down the dream, you will lose it. Do not think that you can go back to sleep and remember it later. You are in an altered state of consciousness, that half-awake half-asleep state when you first open your eyes. Until you learn to build bridges between levels of consciousness, you will not be able to recall your dream once you are fully awake. That is why you tell yourself you will remember and write down the dream.

By continuing to practice this technique of writing down material, bringing it back from superconscious to conscious mind, you are learning to bridge the gap between levels of consciousness.

You dream all during the night, but often your best teaching dreams occur between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. or right upon awakening. Of course, if you are working the night shift and sleep during the day, your dream schedule will be adjusted to your biological rhythms. But dreams can come at any time whether during a nap in the afternoon or a catnap after dinner.

Using Dreams for Problem Solving
Even if you do not consciously use dreams for problem solving, you no doubt have had the experience of waking up in the morning with a clear and simple answer to a problem. You may not even remember a dream, but you know what to do in the situation at hand. This technique has been used for centuries to get insight. The conscious mind can struggle and wrestle with a problem, but when it is released to the superconscious mind, the greater infinite resources of consciousness, the answer effortlessly appears.

Deliberately programming your dreams for answers to problems, however, is taking even more control of the dream state and letting it work for you.

To use dreams for problem solving, again sit on the side of your bed before going to sleep. Take several deep breaths, relax, and bring the problem to mind. Whether it concerns relationships, career, health, inspiration for a creative project, or whatever, go over in your mind all the different parts of the problem that seem relevant. You have already thought about it, reflected upon it, but you are not sure which is the best direction, or the most positive solution. Feel into the problem as well as mentally reviewing it. Now mentally repeat, “Tonight I will have and remember a dream containing information for the solution to this problem. The problem concerns . . . (and briefly describe it as objectively as possible). I will now have this dream, and will recall, understand, and record it upon awakening. I open myself to the highest possible insight and guidance.” Then go to sleep, completely releasing the situation from your mind, resting in the expectation that you will receive the answer.

As soon as you awaken write down everything you can remember. Write down any general sense of the dream, feelings, impressions, as well as images. You may awaken with a clear recall of a dream which, upon analysis, gives a very definite answer. You may awaken with a strong sense of just knowing what to do. Or, sometime during the day, something in waking reality may trigger an image or impression from the dream, and you have your answer.

You may recall a dream that you cannot seem to figure out. Just record it, and continue the process the following night.

Avoid telling yourself that the process is not working, however. It is working; you just do not yet understand it. So if you do not have the answer you want upon awakening, do another little relaxation before starting your day. Suggest to yourself: “I have completely released this problem or situation to a higher wisdom within me. This answer is now presenting itself to me. I am open and receptive.” Then dismiss the concern from your mind. Holding on to it or worrying about it will block your insight. If you do not get the answer during the day, repeat the programming pro-cedure again before going to sleep. You should have the answer to any problem within a three day period.

Some people have said to me: “But I have tried to program dreams and it just did not work.” There may be a variety of reasons. First, anything that affects the chemistry of the body significantly—alcohol, drugs, barbiturates, Valium, sleeping pills—may completely botch dream recall. Your dreams will not be clear if you are able to remember them at all. A full meal right before going to sleep also affects dream life in a negative way.

Second, it is important to be relaxed when programming or asking for a dream. Do deep breathing and relax your body. Still the conscious mind enough to focus on the programming technique. Feel the desire to problem solve or get insight from your dreams. Don’t just mouth the words. You want the feeling of the heart center but the detachment and clarity of the third eye, so you are not reacting emotionally. Love yourself for creating the situation. It is a valuable teacher. Love yourself for now desiring to resolve and move beyond it. Love all persons involved for helping you learn and get to know yourself. When you approach problem solving through love, the answers are more readily available to you.

Third, ask yourself, “Do I really want to know what is best? Or am I trying to dictate the answer? Am I really open to the best and highest solution, or am I blocking my receptivity through fear?” Sometimes we ask for things that we really do not want to know. Particularly if the problem involves a decision over a major transition—leaving a relationship, changing jobs, taking self-responsibility—we may not really want to hear it. Ask, and you shall receive. But the asking must be an honest, open asking.

Finally, you may not be asking the right question. Questions should always have to do with insight into self, not how to change or manipulate others. If you are asking how to get your spouse to stop drinking, you are starting in the wrong place. Instead, realize that it is his or her responsibility to change, and all the love and support in the world may not be enough to help. The question should be: why have I created this situation for myself? What in myself needs to be changed to enable me to have a love-filled, joyous life? Through a need to be needed, a martyr syndrome, poor self- image or a number of other things, you may feel stuck in a situation. You can be assured of only one thing: with genuine self-insight the situation will change. You may have to leave it, you may not. But above all you must desire wisdom, not limiting ideas about self and others.

Remember the greatest thing we can do for another is to honor his or her inner power to make decisions and choose the kind of life he or she wants to live. We are all free to make our own mistakes. That is the only way we learn. When you are too concerned with shaping up someone else’s life, you can be sure you are copping out on your own lessons. If you are saying to yourself, “If so and so would just change, then I would be fine,” that is handwriting on the wall that you are avoiding self-responsibility.

So, ask for insight into self. Release others to learn their own lessons. You certainly can pray for others and send them love. But do so in the way that you are honoring their higher self, giving them the energy and freedom to make their own decisions, to determine their best life path, whether or not it may include you and your expectations and desires.

Kinds of Dreams
There are six basic kinds of dreams, and often you will remember snatches from several of them. As you begin to work with dreams more and more, you will recognize the differences and determine the value each is offering you. I call these different dreams clearing house or clutter, teaching, problem solving, precognitive, prophetic or visionary, and outside interference.

Clearing house
These dreams clean out the input from the day, sorting through mental and emotional clutter, rerunning experiences. Often the mind is still running a mile a minute when you first try to go to sleep. You are worried, anxious, stressful. These dreams begin the process of releasing useless concerns and integrating helpful ones. They help body and mind begin to relax.

If you meditate before going to sleep, stilling and focusing the mind, the clutter dreams are usually unnecessary. If you practice briefly rerunning the day in your mind, blessing, releasing and forgiving self and others, you are ready for a higher level of awareness in the dream state. Also, your energy will be higher and your dreams will be clearer.

Teaching
You usually have one important teaching dream a night. This gives you information on problems you are facing, or shows you higher teachings from advanced levels. You are prepared for what is going to happen during the next 24 hours. Often a dejâ vu experience is remembering what the superconscious mind stored in the subconscious memory back during the dream state. You already knew you were going to say something in a certain way, or that a particular person was going to do or say something. Most dreams are concerned with what you are presently going through and how best to deal with situations and relationships.

You may find yourself sitting in a classroom, giving or hearing a lecture, or walking with a teacher in some beautiful surroundings. You may be hearing information you never knew before and have good recall of it upon awakening. Many discoveries and inspirations have come from higher levels of these teaching dreams.

Problem solving
These are dreams you have programmed or asked for. You may be seeking insight on understanding a difficult relationship, solving a scientific mystery, or asking for the plot of a new novel. All knowledge and information are available to you when you learn how to tap it. Learning how to program dreams and understand their messages is one of your most valuable inner resources.

Precognitive
This dream gives you a glimpse of something in the future. It is different from the cieja vu experience, because precognition is usually concerning someone other than yourself. Precognition means foreknowing. There is a special sense or feeling to the precognitive dream. As you learn to recognize it, you will know which images are symbolic and which may happen to be literal precognitive events. It is a psychic level phenomenon.

Most precognitive dreams are given to awaken people to expanded dimensions of the mind. Often non-meditators will have them, for then they are forced to ask how they know such and such about a particular person. The mind, of course, is not bound by time. Hopefully these dreams direct your attention inward so that you become more interested in developing and learning about the inner self.

Prophetic or visionary
This dream comes from the highest level of the soul. It is a message from God or the God-self and concerns spiritual growth. It comes from the mystical level of awareness. It may have a personal message or may contain a universal truth. The vision is on a much larger scale than you commonly associate with dreaming. It has a totally different quality of awareness about it. You know you are awake, aware, yet also realize you are in the dream state. Prophesies of old and mystical teachings have come through the visionary level of consciousness. A vision has many qualities within it: insight, understanding, expansion, realization of the oneness of all life, power and love. I may have only one vision a year, but it is always worth waiting for.

Outside Interference
This dream is produced when something in your physical environment is causing enough disruption to get incorporated in your dream story. For example, you dream you are very hot and awaken to find too many covers piled on top of you. Ringing phones, barking dogs, cold feet on your back—anything can be a part of the dream, with no real message from the superconscious or higher self.

Also, if you fall asleep watching television or listening to the radio, any or all of that information can affect your dreams. It is always best to sleep in a quiet, restful environment. There is enough blaring into the subconscious throughout the day without adding more to it during your sleep time.

Indigestion or a full bladder also affects dream images. Just be aware when interpreting dreams that you may be picking up such outside interferences.

Anatomy of a Dream
Dreams often present themselves in three steps. First they give the time reference for the problem, situation or program you are running. For example, if you are shown a house you lived in when you were a child, the house represents an old program or awareness of self that started way back then.

Second, they will show you how the problem is manifesting itself now in your life and present awareness—what is surrounding it.

Third, they will present the solution to the situation, or how to learn from and move beyond the program or problem that is limiting you.

Most teaching dreams will follow this format. If you remember seeing a car, house, school or person of your past, that is usually part of the first phase of the dream.

Understanding Dream Symbols
The most curious thing about dreams, perhaps, is they speak to us in symbols. These may seem strange, but once we understand the meaning they are much clearer than our usual way of attempting to communicate with ourselves and others.

Why, you may ask, do I have to go through all the symbology in dreams? Wouldn’t it be easier just to get the straight message? Communication among people is difficult at best. So many things are open to misinterpretation because of blocks and perceptual filters.

My guidance has said that dreams are given symbolically because once you know your own symbols you cannot mistake the message. You will know instantly what is being given to you and you will understand it totally. Actually symbols are like shorthand and are much easier to interpret than verbal conversation.

Working with dream symbols might be compared to playing the piano. When you first begin you are certain that this has to be the most awkward and complicated thing you have ever undertaken. But after a routine of regular practice, your new skill becomes a natural, flowing easy part of your life. Or, take the computer industry. If you do not understand computer language, it all seems foreign and difficult. If you hear someone speaking a language different from your own, it is the old ‘it’s all Greek to me” feeling. If you speak, read and write Greek, however, it is another story.

So think of working with dream symbols as just learning another language. They are a higher, more accurate, more integrative level, that enables you to become aware of self as an interdimensional being.

The Starting Point
There are primary dream symbols which usually have the same meanings. A good place to begin is to realize that everything in the dream is you. You are the producer, writer, actor and director. People in the dream usually represent qualities within yourself you have projected on to them. Male and female figures represent your own masculine and feminine energies. A child represents your child part, an aged person an old part of self, either one that is wise or a part that is dying because you have outgrown it. Animals represent feelings you have about specific animals or the characteristics associated with them; for example, a wolf is danger, like the wolf in sheep’s clothing; a fox is cunning and craftiness.

A house, building, store or other structure is you. If it is large, it indicates great potential and awareness of opportunities and/or inner resources. If the rooms are cluttered, you obviously are not keeping your house in order. If some of the rooms are dark, they are parts of the self you do not know or understand. The attic or upstairs represents the spiritual self, the ground floor the physical or everyday self, and the basement the sexual or subconscious self. The various rooms and how they are decorated and arranged indicate that particular aspect of your life; bathroom—cleansing, eliminating, releasing; dining room—nurturing, fellowship, and so on.

Any vehicle—a car, plane, spacecraft, boat—also represents the self. It is your mode of traveling or being in the world. A car is your physical vehicle and indicates how you are traveling in everyday life. Going backwards, downhill, the wrong way? Got a flat tire? Are you speeding ahead in perfect control? A boat or ship is your emotional vehicle and lets you know what is going on in your emotional life. Are you being tossed upon the seas of life, going up and down? Are you in dry dock? Are you at the helm? Do you have an anchor?

An airplane or any airborne vessel is your spiritual vehicle, and if you are on your way to the airport, you know you are preparing to take off to new spiritual understanding.

A motorcycle or bicycle means you need balance in your life.

Water represents the emotions, fire is purification, air is the spiritual self and earth is the physical self (or degree of grounding).

Once you begin to recognize a few basic symbols, then you begin to look for colors (you do not dream in black and white), clothes, people, scenery, objects, sizes, shapes, numbers, words, letters and so on. Everything has its own significance. Fences or road blocks indicate that creative thinking is needed to get beyond a particular problem that is now facing you. The kind of road on which you find yourself traveling represents how smooth or rough your journey is at present. If you are on a freeway it is easy going. If a bumpy road you are getting there but it is a little rough at present. If you are paving a road you are making your way easier for the future.

Any symbols given to you—whether in fantasy, meditation or guided imagery—are all the same. They are coded messages from self to self. When you “get the picture,” you understand the situation.

You Are The Final Word
Remember that you are always your own best interpreter. You are the final word on the meaning of a symbol for you.

Do not be so gullible that you eagerly accept another’s interpretation. This is giving away power and neglecting the refinement and trust of your own inner resources. If the symbol in the dream dictionary does not feel right, look it up in an unabridged dictionary. Often meanings are there you have never considered before, and a little bell will ring in your head when you read one of them. The definitions offered in this book are generalized and if they do not apply to a specific situation, you need to keep looking, reflecting, and meditating upon a symbol until it reveals its true meaning to you. And by working them out, they become so simple that you know you are always being guided by your own higher self or the God within you.

Common Types of Dreams
Nothing is off limits in the dream state. We are open to experiencing all levels of self, all fears, frustrations, suppressed images, unknown territory, visionary insights. We will become more comfortable with all dream images when we learn to welcome them, whatever they are, as symbolic messengers of self.

There is no such thing as a bad dream symbol. The most grotesque or frightening dreams have the most positive insights once they are worked out. Remember, dream images are just trying to get your attention, so do not resist them. Seek to recognize the insight so you can move on to more joyous awareness. Many people have the following common types of dreams:

Nightmares
A dream known to most all of us is the nightmare. It is one of our most valuable teaching dreams because it shows us a fear that has been blown way out of proportion or something we have suppressed that is affecting us negatively. Often we do not remember the happy dreams. But the frightening ones will make more of an impression and we will be more inclined to work them out.

For example, a man had a recurring nightmare that a large rat was eating away at his neck. He would awaken screaming and clawing at his neck to remove the rat. Upon analysis, he discovered that the neck represented the throat chakra. He was not verbalizing his needs, and the suppression was gnawing away and resulting in self-destructive behaviors. The rat was an insecure part of self that was betraying him. We must always nurture the inner self, taking care to verbalize and express what it is that we want and need. After he began to take assertive steps to resolve these problems both at work and in his personal relationships, the rat dream no longer continued.

Disaster Dreams
Whether earthquakes, flood, fire or tidal wave, a disaster indicates a sudden change in some area of your life. A flood means an emotional upheaval and an earthquake means a big rearrangement in your affairs. They usually indicate turning points or opportunities to take advantage of a new direction. See specific disasters in Part II.

Sexual Dreams
Sex is a big part of many dreams, and usually has little to do with the literal meaning of intercourse. Usually it indicates learning to balance the male and female polarities of our being. Remember that each one of us is both male and female, manifesting itself in a particular body.

To have sexual intercourse in a dream represents a merger of energies. If having intercourse with a man, it is a merger of masculine energies within the self; with a woman it is a merger of feminine energies. If you are a female (or male) and dream of making love with another female (or male) you actually know, it represents taking within the self qualities you associate with the particular individual. Making love with a member of the same sex usually has nothing to do with homosexuality.

Also, having intercourse in a dream with members of your family does not indicate a desire for incest. If making love with your father or mother, it represents a merger of wiser, nurturing qualities of the masculine or feminine self; with a son or daughter, an integration of the more childlike or youthful qualities of self. Remember all persons in the dream are an aspect of you.

A sexual dream accompanied by an orgasm may indicate a need to release and balance physical energy, and this is a way the body has of restoring equilibrium. We must remember that we are physical, sexual beings and this part of the self needs to be honored.

Costume Dreams
If you find yourself in a costume, it usually represents a past life. It may be that a problem you are facing now was the same one you were dealing with in another time and place. Remembering and understanding the dynamics of the costume dream will help you gain a perspective on whatever is presently confronting you.

Direction Dreams
The direction in which you are traveling indicates whether you are on the right track. If you are going up in a dream—up a mountain, up a road, ladder, staircase, elevator, whatever, you are going in the right direction. If you are going down, it is the wrong way. If you are going both up and down, your energy is scattered and you need to get centered. Going around in circles speaks for itself. If you are going to the right, you are following the path of intuition and guidance. To the left is the intellect and reason.

One man asked if he should participate in a conference and got a dream showing him riding on a down escalator, so steep that he had to heave his briefcase in front of him in order to hold on. Wrong direction, not in support of his study and projects at hand. Another example: a woman was considering the purchase of a certain automobile. She was shown the car sitting down at the bottom of a hill, and she had to walk down crowded streets to get there. She did not buy the car, and a much better offer came up within a few days.

Flying
Flying dreams are great fun, and usually mean you are consciously out of the body. If you can gain control of a flying dream you are free to go anywhere you like. You may think yourself in different places in time/space and instantly be there, or you may transcend dimensions. If you are flying around and then start losing altitude or think you are going to crash, it simply suggests that you have a fear of exploring higher dimensions and breaking out of limits. Try again the next night.

Falling
If you dream you are falling, you are probably having a bad landing coming back into the body. We all leave the body at night. If you jerk as you are dozing off, it is a bad exit. If you wake up and cannot move or talk, it means you are half in and half out of the body. We cannot move until we are totally in. Think yourself down to your feet. This will ground you.

We leave the body at night, or transcend physical awareness, to be taught and trained. The physical or third dimension is illusion; the dream state is reality. Through meditation and working with dreams you will never fear death as you will experience the fourth dimension and be as comfortable there as you are in the third dimension here.

Obscene Dreams
Nothing in a dream is obscene once you understand the meaning. Nothing is meant to insult you or offend you, but to get you to look at a level of self or limitation that you have avoided. Work it out and usually you will find a great deal of humor behind it.

Recurring Dreams
Like a movie rerun, there is a message you are not seeing. Recurring nightmares mean that you have not dealt with a particular fear. Recurring fence or barricade dreams mean there is a limit you imposed upon yourself that you have not yet recognized and removed. These are most important to write down and work out. Once you get the message they will stop.

Snake Dreams
Snakes frequently appear in dreams, and are power symbols. They represent the kundalini energy, or life force. One woman dreamed that a snake entered her lower body and moved up through the body trunk to the throat. The snake stuck in her throat, and she started choking. She awakened horrified. At first glance this does seem a bit unnerving, but actually it was a perfect explanation of what was happening in her life. The kundalini power is housed at the base of the spine. So the snake enters her body and begins to move upward. As we awaken energy it moves up through the various chakras. Her energy was flowing well until it reached the throat center, and there it stopped, causing choking. She was blocking energy in that center, and not verbalizing her needs and feelings. She was choking off communication because of fear and a poor self-image. This dream explained that her inner power was alive and well, and through releasing the blocks in the throat center by verbalizing and not suppressing she would get past present limitations in relationships with others.

Money Dreams
When you dream of coins or dollar bills, it represents changes coming into your life. Small coins, small change. Lots of bills, big changes.

Toilet Dreams
These dreams concern how well we are taking care of our inner garbage. Are we letting go of unneeded thoughts and experiences? Are we releasing the past so that we are able to live fully in the present? Difficulty in elimination or constipation indicates suppression. Diarrhea suggests forced elimination whether ready or not, and we are out of control in the process. A stopped up toilet means you are not releasing, flushing out negativity and wastes.

I had a dream with three stopped up toilets sitting out in the open. This was letting me know that I had to clean up my act mentally, physically and emotionally. I was now aware of things to do, priorities to establish, because the toilets were totally exposed for all to see.

Blood and Guts Dreams
Blood in a dream means loss of energy. If you are being stabbed, note the area of the body and check the corresponding chakra to see how you are losing energy. If you are being murdered or are murdering someone else, you are killing off a part of the self. This may be an aspect no longer needed, or a part that you are failing to nurture that is still valuable to self-growth.

Death Dreams:
A death means the ending of the old and making way for the new. A death seldom means a literal death. Rather it suggests the dying of a part of self necessary in the process of growth and regeneration. It may also mean you are dead inside and need to awaken feelings and sensitivity. So check carefully the symbols in the dream to get the message.

Chase Dreams. If you are being chased, or trying to run away from something, you are avoiding looking at a problem. If you cannot get your legs to move or are moving in slow motion, you will soon have to confront the fear you have been avoiding. When you are being chased, you are putting yourself through unnecessary anguish and pain. Remember to turn around and confront whatever aspect of self is chasing you, make peace with it, and the drama will end.... working with dreams dream meaning

Be A Dream Explorer

From time immemorial, people have used dreams in ways that benefited their waking lives. The more you learn to interact with your dream world, the more you integrate your total personality. Truly, this is a realm of magic and mystery, but one well worth exploring. Those who go fearlessly into the caverns of the night can return with untold treasure—and, intrepid explorers all, discover new territory in the vast, as-yet-unexplored continent of the human mind.... be a dream explorer dream meaning

Why Do We Dream? Physiology Of Dreams

“Everything serious comes to us at night.”
CICERO

What happens when we sleep?

Why do we sleep? The answer is not as simple as it seems. We sleep so that our body can rest, we think at first. However, science has not been able to prove concretely that sleep is necessary for physical recuperation of the body. Experiments performed on rats have proven that when deprived of sleep, these animals die.

But human nature is not as simple as that of rats. Everyone knows people who barely sleep. The most extreme case, published in some scientific magazines, is that of a man who claims not to have slept since contracting a serious illness. In a similar vein, some individuals with a highly developed spirituality are able to remain conscious all night. We’re not referring to a student during exam time drinking coffee or taking stimulants to stay awake more than twenty-four hours straight. We’re talking about people who can achieve advanced levels of relaxation through deep meditation.

It is known that anxiety and lack of concentration increase considerably after a night or two without sleep. One theory related to sleep affirms that we sleep to conserve energy. However, another suggests that we rest to conserve our food stores, since when we lose consciousness, we repress the hunger mechanism.


How much do we sleep?

Sleep at different ages

In the course of his life, a person has, on average, 300,000 dreams. As we age, both the time we spend sleeping and the time we spend dreaming decrease gradually.

Newborns sleep almost all day, alternating hours of sleep with short spells of wakefulness. By one year of age, they sleep fewer sessions but for longer in total: they have cycles of 90 minutes of sleep followed by another 90 minutes of waking time. Gradually, the child will sleep more at night and less during the day. By 9 years of age, most need between 9 and 12 hours of sleep a day.

The average for an adult is between 7 and 8.5 hours. But after age 70, we return to the sleep phases of childhood and sleep fewer hours continuously.

There are arguments that even claim we have slept since ancient times in order to appear a less tasty snack for nocturnal predators (when we sleep, our body looks like a corpse).

There are theories to suit everyone, but we shouldn’t forget the fundamental: for almost all of us, sleeping is a relaxing and pleasant experience that lasts between six and eight hours each night, an experience that is utterly necessary to “recharge the batteries” of our bodies.

It’s no coincidence that we choose nighttime to sleep. In the darkness our vision is reduced, the world becomes strange, and as a result, our imagination runs wild. Our minds remain occupied with images (that is, dreams). At night, our eyes don’t work, but we have a need to create images. If for some reason we are deprived of sleep, the following nights our dream production increases, since we spend more time in the REM phase (the period of sleep when oneiric thoughts are most active). Therefore it seems evident that we need dreams to live.

Some ancient civilizations believed that dreaming served, more than anything, to be able to dream. They were convinced that oneiric activity wasn’t the result of sleeping, but rather the reason for it. Some scientists, however, don’t share the theories of our ancestors when it comes to the reason behind our dreams.

There is a scientific school of thought that asserts that oneiric thoughts are simply a neurophysiological activity that comes with sleep. According to this theory, when we sleep we generate spontaneous signals that stimulate the sensory channels in the mind. The brain transforms these signals into visual images and induces the dreamer to believe that he is living real experiences.

Up to that point, perfect. But, why do dreams have such an interesting narrative? Why do they so often express metaphoric language? Why do they narrate stories that directly affect us? There is no concrete or scientific answer to these questions.

Percentages of REM sleep

Cold-blooded animals never dream; the cold temperatures at night cause them to hibernate and all their vital functions, including the brain, slow down. Only when the sun comes out or the temperature rises to an acceptable level do they recuperate all vital functions. The only cold-blooded animal that has shown signs of dreaming is the chameleon.

On the other hand, we know all warm-blooded animals dream, since REM-phase activity has been detected in all of them. Birds dream only about 0.5% of the time they spend asleep, while humans dream up to 20% of the time. There are exceptional cases, such as that of the Australian platypus, that never dream.

Other theories suggest that dreams serve to eliminate unnecessary facts from memory, since we can’t store everything that happens every day. According to this thesis, at night we erase the “archives” we don’t need, just like a computer. The sleeping mind tests the process of erasing in the form of dreams, which would explain why they’re so difficult to remember. There are obvious limitations to this theory if you keep in mind that, occasionally, oneiric thoughts work creatively (they go beyond the information that we give them). These don’t have much to do with the merely “hygienic” function that the aforementioned scientific community claims. Often, dreams don’t eliminate the useless leftovers of daily experiences. Quite the opposite: they give them a surprising new shape, so when we wake up, we can reflect more deeply on their meaning.

The phases of sleep

Even though we don’t realize it, when we sleep at night we pass through four different phases of sleep. Each phase is distinguished by the deepness of sleep. That is, when we are in phase 1, it is a fairly light sleep; during phase 4, we reach maximum intensity.

When we go to sleep, we enter a period in which we gradually pull away from the exterior world. Little by little, our sleep deepens until finally (phase 4) our breathing slows and becomes regular, our cardiac rhythm slows down, and our body temperature decreases. Therefore the body’s metabolism also reduces its activity.

More or less an hour after falling asleep, your body has already gone through the four phases. At this point you begin to go back through the levels until you return to phase 1. This brings along an increase in respiratory and cardiac rhythm. Parallel to this, brain waves once again start to register an activity close to that of consciousness. You are therefore in a moment of transition, demonstrated by the fact that at this point the body tends to change position.

All signs indicate that any noise might wake us. But that’s not the case: since your muscle tone has been reduced, this is actually the moment when it’s most difficult to regain consciousness. At the same time, your eyes begin to move behind your eyelids (up and down and side to side). This ocular phenomenon, which anyone can observe easily, is known as the REM phases, which stands for “rapid eye movement.”

Certain areas of the brain are associated with different functions and human skills, translating external sensory stimuli into a well-organized picture of the world. In dreams, those same stimuli produce different reactions. If a sleeping person hears a sound or touches something repulsive, those stimuli will probably be integrated into their dream before they wake up.

The REM phase

The REM phase is particularly important for those interested in dreams. All studies indicate that during this brief spell (from five to ten minutes) we typically experience the most intense oneiric activity. Some of these studies, done in a sleep laboratory, have observed that eight out of ten individuals relate very vivid dreams when woken up right at the end of the REM phase. These periods alternate at night with what we could call non-REM phases, that is, periods when no ocular movement is registered.

How many times do we reach a REM stage at night? It is estimated that each cycle is repeated four to seven times. As the hours pass, each phase gets longer. This way, the final REM stage might last twenty to forty minutes. On average, an adult enjoys an hour and a half of REM sleep each night, although for older individuals it may be less than an hour and a quarter. Babies, on the other hand, remain in the REM phase for 60 percent of the time they spend asleep.

In any case, let’s make this clear: not all dreams are produced during this period. It has also been demonstrated that humans generate images in other stages. However, these are dreams of a different quality, since during the non-REM phases, our oneiric activity tends to generate only undefined thoughts, vague sensations, etc. Nothing close to the emotional content that characterizes dreams produced in the REM phase.

The oneiric images produced in the most intense phase (REM) are more difficult to remember. One method to remember them consists of waking up just after each REM phase.

As we’ve commented already, those who wish to read their dreams have to first do the work of remembering them. If we want this work to be 100 percent effective, we can use a method that, although uncomfortable, almost never fails: wake up just after every REM phase. If you want to try this method, set your alarm (without music or radio) to go off four, five, six, or seven and a half hours after falling asleep. You can be sure that if you wake up just after one of the REM phases you go through each night, you will enjoy vivid memories.

This is the process used in sleep laboratories, where oneiric activity is studied through encephalographic registry of electrical brain activity.

The people in the study—who are volunteers—sleep connected to machines that register their physiological reactions (brain waves, cardiac rhythm, blood pressure, muscle activity, eye movement, etc).

At certain points during the night, these reactions indicate that, if you wake them, they will be able to tell you what they dreamed. This is because the phase that produces the most intense dreams (REM) is characterized by a physical reaction easily observed: the rapid movement of the eyes of the dreamer.

With this method, sleep laboratories can collect proof of precisely

when subjects are dreaming. And given that oneiric images are difficult to remember, the lab techniques have been a great advance in dream research. Some experts assert that thanks to the scientific advances of the second half of the twentieth century, we have learned more about sleep processes in the last fifty years than in all the history of humanity.

What do we dream?

A wide study done in France on the subject of dreams produced these results:

  • Relationships with partners (18%)
  • Home, especially that of our childhood (15%) -Aggressors, thieves, being chased, etc. (10%)
  • Missing the train; embarrassing baggage (8%) -Water, wells, tunnels; traffic accidents (6%) -Forgotten children or babies (5%)
  • Snakes, fires, stairs (5%)
  • Negative animals: spiders, cockroaches, rats, etc. (4%) -Clothing or lack of clothing; nakedness (3%)
  • Losing teeth or other alarming situations (2%)

Hypnagogic images: between waking and sleep

As we’ve seen, throughout the night our sleep is divided into four distinct phases. But what happens just before we sink into the first phase? Are we still awake? Not exactly. In the moments when our mind decides between wakefulness and sleep, we begin to lose contact with the world around us, without the characteristic physiological changes of sleep.

This intermediate point has been called the “hypnagogic state” by psychologists. This is a period when, despite the fact that we’re not asleep, our brains generate images that can sometimes be very beautiful. In some ways, these images rival those found in our dreams.

Hypnagogic images of great visual beauty evaporate like bubbles when we wake up and are barely remembered.

However, the hypnagogic state cannot be considered a truly oneiric state. Among other reasons, the scenes produced in this phase are unrelated to the episodes with a more or less coherent plot that characterize dreams.

In the hypnagogic state we produce unrelated images that hardly connect to each other and that, unlike dreams, are not linked to our daily experiences. This phenomenon occurs not only before sleeping but also in the moments before waking up, when we are not yet conscious enough to be aware of them.

Sometimes, before falling asleep we also experience a curious sensation of floating or flying, or we may see very sharp scenes, with a clarity comparable to that of real visual experiences. These types of images, like dreams, evaporate like bubbles when we wake up and we barely remember them, which is a shame because their beauty slips from our minds. In any case, unlike oneiric thoughts, the hypnagogic state is little use for understanding the messages our subconscious wants to send us, and we should value it more for its beauty than its transcendental content.

Salvador Dali, painter of dreams.

To remember them you must not lose consciousness during the apparition. That is, you must observe the process of the hypnagogic state without falling asleep. It seems simple but it is not, because you must submerge yourself in sleep while the mind remains aware of the events happening in its interior. With a little luck, we can see some of the marvelous “paintings” of our private museum.

The surrealist artists of the 20s and 30s knew all about this. This is how Salvador Dali, fervent lover of hypnagogic scenes, turned to what is known as “the monk’s sleep.” He went to bed with a large iron key in his hand. With the first dream, the key would fall to the floor and he would wake up suddenly. In his mind he recorded the hypnagogic images he would later transfer to the canvas in his masterful style.

The seven “chakras,” or centers of subtle energy in the ayurvedic hindu medicine (1).
The nadis according to Tibetan tradition (2).
The meridians of traditional Chinese medicine (3).

If you have difficulty retaining the hypnagogic state, try centering your attention on a concrete point. For example the “third eye” of the yogis (that is, between your eyes), in the area of the heart, or in the top of the head. These three positions are, according to the philosophy of yoga, the centers of subtle rather than physical energy in the human body. You need a place to direct the mind. Another trick to hold attention without effort is to think abstractly about the name of the object you wish to see. This doesn’t mean you have to “create” the images; you just have to induce its appearance during the hypnagogic state. Entering through meditation is also very useful and beneficial.

Sometimes, the hypnagogic scenes are not as pleasant as we would like, but we must confront them in order to strengthen our ability for self-control. If they persist, try following the previous advice. Think abstractly about the name of what you want to see, resisting the temptation to construct it in a certain way from the conscious mind.

The main advantage of the hypnagogic state is that it brings us progressively closer to our deep Self . . . and all that helps to understand and better benefit from dreams.

The same subject can have very different meanings depending on the circumstances and personal situation of the dreamer.... why do we dream? physiology of dreams dream meaning

Washing Clothes

Washing may represent some kind of inner cleaning in which you get rid of attitudes and habits that are holding you back.

If you are washing clothes in your dream, this symbolizes an improvement in the way you present yourself to the world.

If you are washing underwear, this may indicate the resolution of feelings of sexual insecurity.

If you are washing someone else’s clothes, this may indicate your desire to help that person feel better about themselves.

According to ancient dream oracles, washing clothes and yourself was a sign of good fortune, but stained clothes and taking a bath fully clothed indicated misfortune.... washing clothes dream meaning

Handbag / Briefcase / Purse / Wallet

If you lose any of these in your dream, your unconscious may simply be urging you to be more careful with your finances in waking life. Handbags for women and briefcases for men are highly personal items, carrying everyday and emergency objects, not to mention address books and keys, and if you lose either in a dream it might suggest that you are feeling anxious about your identity in waking life. On the other hand, if you were looking through someone else’s bag, you may be curious to know more about them in waking life. As symbols of femininity, handbags and purses in dreams may also refer to female sexuality.... handbag / briefcase / purse / wallet dream meaning

Black And White Dreams

To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams may be a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.

It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.

If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.

A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?

Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... black and white dreams dream meaning

Nuclear War / End-of-the-world Scenarios

Although you could interpret your dreams literally, a much more likely interpretation is a symbolic one. In this respect, dreams about nuclear war, the earth exploding, stars and planets falling from the sky, or the superpowers declaring war on each other would be a symbol for the ‘end of the world’ as you know it—in other words, some kind of personal upheaval that would completely change your life. Amongst such events, one should consider: the divorce of your parents, having to move house, ending your time at one school and going to another, having your best friend move and so on. Whatever has changed in your life has rocked your sense of things and your peace of mind on a global level. Therefore, rest assured, the dream is probably not about the end of the world, but is instead about a big change in your world. Whatever and however your life has been up until now, it has changed and it will never be the same again; the positive message that you take from such a dream is that you will emerge from this destruction into a fresh, new phase.

Feeling dramatically out of control in your personal life can trigger apocalypse dreams. These may be caused by hormones in adolescence, the menopause or andropause, the death of a loved one (especially a parent), or divorce and other significant relationship losses. The dream visions of the world ending are an escape mechanism to avoid dealing with a world so dramatically changed by new circumstances. In some cases, world-ending dreams feature the dreamer alone amongst generally unrecognized figures, reflecting the dreamer’s sense of isolation in waking life. When interpreting this type of dream, you should ask yourself, ‘How is the world ending and who is to blame?’ This dream may be calling for you to protect yourself against a risk that takes you well outside your comfort zone, to become more involved in a particular cause, or to think again about the rationale of your fears.

If you are religious in waking life, you may have a dream in which significant icons of your faith initiate, or withstand, the massive destruction. Another scenario is that adherents to your religious or belief system are identified in a particular way and thereby survive the destruction. In these dreams, the world is often reordered. Often, these dreams will accompany a time in the dreamer’s life when they feel that the entire world is against them, and it is only their association with something larger than themselves that can provide a resolution to the struggles being faced.... nuclear war / end-of-the-world scenarios dream meaning

Digging / Growing / Watering

Just as the physical earth is made up of past events—the trees and leaves, the plants and creatures that have lived and crumbled into the dust of the soil—so the earth of your dream represents the past on which your present depends and your future is built. Therefore, digging into it will tend to uncover things—most often feelings—you have buried there from your past. The earth is also your mother. It represents the soil, the genetic material, and the background from which you have sprung. It is the womb of the past from which you are born. In other words, it is both the physical material from which things grow as well as the overall environment in which something new can grow.

So if you are digging in your dream, is there something you need to learn about your past? Or is there something you want to find out, a vital piece of information that will complete the picture? If you are uncovering an object or old bones, then you are probably becoming conscious of long buried memories and feelings from your past.

If you are trying to bury something, what are you trying to cover up or hide in waking life? Bear in mind the expressions associated with digging, too. Is someone having a dig at you in waking life? Did your dream reflect your entrenched, firmly held opinions? Or was your unconscious urging you to adopt a more down-to-earth approach? If you are a gardener, you will know that although the earth is the giver of sustenance, security and new life, each life cycle also has an end, so when earth figures in a dream, it may also indicate the end of a phase in life and the beginning of a new one

A dream about digging, watering or feeding the earth may therefore suggest your desire to begin a new phase. It could also depict your fear of unpalatable hidden truths being exposed in waking life. Anything growing from the earth in your dream shows something that has developed from the possibilities of your life, and who you are.

If your dream depicted you planting a seed, try to make a connection with your waking life. The dream seeds may refer to the planting of an intellectual or creative concept that has the potential to grow if placed in fertile ground and cared for. Then again, planting dreams may refer to your thoughts about starting a family. A dream of healthy crops may suggest that your waking ventures or family are flourishing.

If what you are taking from the earth is vegetables or things to eat, these are the fruits of your past efforts, and suggest benefits arising in your life. If, however, the earth in your dream is barren and nothing is growing, this could indicate that you are emotionally and physically exhausted by the demands of waking life.... digging / growing / watering dream meaning

The Element Of Water

In dreams, water is a common theme and its association with the fluid of the womb and its role in evolution make it an archetypal symbol in the dreamer’s emotional life.

Water is also a symbol of the spiritual life force. In most cultures there are tales of healing waters and in dreams, as in baptism, to be immersed in water is to be spiritually cleansed. As the governing element of the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, it is said to endow people born under that sign with the feminine qualities of gentleness and changeability.

Dreams of entering water suggest refreshment, healing and beginning something new. Deep water, pools and lakes are symbols of the unconscious or of being out of your depth, while shallow water represents a lack of energy. To dream of drawing water from a tap or well, or to be drinking it is in general a positive and creative sign. However, to spill water suggests setbacks. Flowing water signifies peace and security. To be immersed in water suggests pregnancy and birth or new beginnings, and coming out of water also suggests a fresh start. Fast-flowing water suggests lively encounters and fastmoving action; deep, still water suggests hidden depths, whilst also possibly warning against a person of few words with a hidden agenda.

If you see your reflection in water, this suggests the transient nature of life since the reflection can easily be lost.

The imagery may serve as a caution against trusting unworthy friends or projects.

If, in your dream, the water is dirty or muddy, it means your feelings are influenced by outer circumstances, worries, material problems, or values. If, however, the water is clear and sparkling, it symbolizes faith, honesty, hope and joy. Have you dreamed of boiling water? If you have, this may indicate the need to let off some steam. Is anything welling up that needs your attention? If you are on the water, for example in a boat, this suggests lack of emotional commitment, whilst to be in the water but not moving suggests fatigue.

If you dream of the elements of water and air clashing—such as strong winds creating a stormy sea—the symbolism suggests you might be contemplating human emotion in general, with all its ebb and flow from rage to calm and rage again. Finally, don’t forget that dreams featuring water may simply be triggered by raging thirst or a full bladder while you sleep.... the element of water 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

Washing Yourself

A fresh start or a new beginning (or a desire for one).

“Washing away” something unwanted (such as nuisances or self-defeating thoughts).

A desire or need to “clean house” in your physical house, your consciousness, or elsewhere in your life (such as releasing limiting patterns or destructive habits).

See also: Bathtub or Shower; Cleaning; Soap; Water; Drain... washing yourself dream meaning

Watch (jewelry)

Time, the passage of time, or a concern about time.

The idea of limited time or not enough time.

The idea of having to wait or having too much time on your hands.

The importance you place on being on time.

The need to adhere to a schedule, or wishing you didn’t have to.

Consider also the context and characteristics of the watch, how the wearer was using it, and how you felt about it.

See also: Time; Time of Day; Time Passing; Jewelry... watch (jewelry) 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

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

Cupboard / Closet / Wardrobe

If you dreamed of opening a cupboard door to find that it opened into an empty room or a room you hadn’t seen before, your dreaming mind is telling you that you are ready for new challenges in life. The time is right to begin a new project or make a change. The dream can also suggest hidden memories and emotions, suggestive of the ‘skeleton in the cupboard’.

If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... cupboard / closet / wardrobe dream meaning

Money / Handbag / Jewelry / Purse / Wallet

Money, cash or coins in dreams are often thought to be a sign of emotional transactions.

If you give money away, this suggests a generosity of spirit or it might reflect emotional ties that are expected of you at present. Receiving money can suggest the acceptance of emotional support or the emotional needs of the dreamer. Borrowing money can be a warning to hold back as far as financial plans are concerned and to explore all aspects of the deal before going ahead. Making a payment, signing a check or using a credit card are thought to be positive signs that things are going to plan. The notion of saving and investing in dreams may refer to the need to prepare yourself emotionally for situations and relationships that need your attention

A wallet, purse or pocketbook containing personal items may relate to your private world, the kind of person you are and your interests.

If you dream of an expensive designer purse or bag, you may feel a need to have a more glamorous image. A worn purse may symbolize feelings of being worn out and shabby. Do you need to brighten up your identity so that you look and feel brighter? Your dream wallet may symbolize your private thoughts and desires, hidden from public view. Is your wallet full or empty? Are you worried that someone has got too close to you or on the contrary are you seeking greater intimacy? A bag in your dream may symbolically carry your hopes for the future. A heavy bag suggests more projects than you can handle, whilst an empty bag—far from meaning that you have no hope—suggests that you wish to search for new ideas. Frequently associated with fruit, a basket may evoke images of fertility and sexuality. Depending on what is in the basket, it can suggest youthful energy or ripe maturity.

Finally, items of jewelry are symbols of wishes and wish-fulfillment.

If you are given a gift of jewelry in your dream, you may be experiencing a sense of recognition in waking life. Viewing a rare jewel from a distance may be a sign that you have failed to understand the importance or meaning of an event or relationship. Losing a jewel may reflect fears of personal or financial loss in waking life. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; MONEY AND SHOPPING.... money / handbag / jewelry / purse / wallet dream meaning

Weaving Or Spinning

A process, activity, or project in which something is created (such as art, music, construction, or building a relationship).

The idea of making something out of nothing (or out of very little).

Complexity, or components that “weave together” or “work together” in harmony.

Uniting or joining things together.

The idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

See also: Woven; Yarn; Knitting; Sewing... weaving or spinning dream meaning

Phone Won’t Work

In this kind of dream you are in a situation in which you urgently need to call for help but, maddeningly, the phone won’t work. Either the line is dead, the buttons don’t work or you get through to the wrong person or end up with an operator who cuts you off. You try to explain your situation but no one is willing to help. During these types of dream, tension levels are high. Phones and mobile phones in dreams represent your ability to communicate and dreams about phone trouble typically occur when things are reaching crisis point in waking life. You may be finding it hard to get your message across and to get the help you need.

If the operator puts you on hold or ignores you, it is more likely that you have been ignoring your own needs for rest, outside help or relaxation. The message this dream is trying to convey to you is that it is time to pay closer attention to something that you may have been putting off; this may involve asking for qualified help and support. Phone dreams are usually signals to be honest with yourself and listen to your intuition. A variation of this dream is the email error on your computer screen, indicating an inability to communicate with someone important in your life. Freudians might see phallic symbolism if you are using a mobile phone, suggesting that once again sex is the root of the problem. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... phone won’t work 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

Windshield

Looking toward the future in your life.

An ability to see what’s coming in life (as a windshield allows you to see what’s coming on the road ahead).

An obscured windshield might represent: feeling unclear about your future or the path to take; lacking the information you need to make well-informed decisions.

See also: Window; Glass; Car; Driving... windshield dream meaning

Wolverine

Strength.

Ferocity or tenacity.

Consumption (such as of food, products, or attention).

Ambition.

Ability or desire to survive.

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Animal; Badger; Bear... wolverine dream meaning

Woven

In a woven object (such as fabric or a tapestry), the weaving can represent: Something organized or regular in your life.

Taking an organized or systematic approach in a particular task or way of thinking.

The idea of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

The idea of focusing on the “big picture” or focusing on the details (as in viewing the whole scene portrayed by a tapestry, or focusing on its individual threads).

See also: Fabric; Thread; Weaving or Spinning; Mixing; Making or Building... woven dream meaning

Wrinkle

A challenge or complication in a process.

Something you perceive as an imperfection.

A perceived sign of usage (or even neglect).

An action that requires further action to undo or fix it.

A person with wrinkled skin can represent: aging or old age (or your feelings about it) or a specific older person in your life.

See also: Iron; Problem; Blockage or Obstacle; Age; Aging; Skin... wrinkle dream meaning

Wild, Cut Or Artificial Flowers

In dreams, wild flowers represent freedom, freshness and natural beauty, symbolizing a disregard for the highly organized beauty of artificial flower beds or plastic flowers.

If many flowers are growing in your dream, this indicates feelings of wellbeing and optimism. The opposite will be the case if the flowers are dying or wilting. Do nature’s simple charms have great meaning for you, with your dream of wild flowers indicating the need for a simpler life? Or do you feel you are about to flower and fulfill your potential? Dreamers picking wild flowers may be turning away from their partner.

Cut flowers are unable to give pleasure in their natural setting and therefore may suggest artificiality and appearance over substance. Because flowers are a symbol of sexuality, fake or artificial flowers in a dream may suggest that those whom you think of as friends are actually showing you a false face or persona. On the other hand, flowers in a vase suggest a showcasing of your inner beauty or something that facilitates your personal development.

If you were arranging flowers in a vase or in a floral arrangement, try to remember if you did so carelessly or with great care. The positioning of flowers in dream floral arrangements can indicate how we unconsciously relate to others.

If your arrangement was artless or careless, you have a casual approach to relationships with others that may leave others feeling unimportant to you.

If you took extreme care with the arrangement, this can either indicate a positive, caring approach to relationships with others or controlling and manipulative tendencies. And if dried flowers appeared in your dream, this suggests that past relationships may be more important to you than the people with whom you are currently interacting in waking life.... wild, cut or artificial flowers dream meaning

Withered Or Dead Flowers

To see withered or dead flowers in your dream denotes disappointments and gloomy situations. You may not be utilizing your full potential and talents.

If you receive wilted blooms in dreamland as a gift from someone you know, think about the nature of your relationship with that person; your unconscious might have detected that the relationship is weakening. Similarly, if you are pricked by a hidden thorn in a bunch of roses given by colleague who was congratulating you in a dream scenario, is it possible that they are concealing real feelings of resentment towards you in waking life? If you gave a bunch of dead flowers to a difficult or strict former schoolteacher, could this highlight your extreme dislike of that person? To see flowers blooming in barren soil, however, signifies that your energy and cheerful nature will enable you to overcome your grievances.... withered or dead flowers dream meaning

Lotus / Water Lily

The lotus or water lily was regarded in ancient Egyptian mythology as the primal flower, the source of creation. In Buddhism, it is the symbol of the individual’s spiritual development, of consciousness rising from the muddy depths of ignorance and opening to the full glory of enlightenment. The Buddhist thousand-petalled lotus symbolizes the final revelation and enlightenment. Both associations may apply to a dream of this flower. The dream may refer to a spiritual transformation or to a birth within. Are you using all aspects of your creative power or does you dream lotus inspire renewed interest in spirituality? Does it suggest the lotus position from yoga to you? A lotus fruit may also represent being forgetful.... lotus / water lily dream meaning

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

Fun Dream Facts And Hints

Like adding a G.P.S. system to a car, these facts and tips can steer you in the right direction to maximize your dream analysis benefits.

Dreams Communicate in Images Because of How the Brain Works

A dream speaks in pictures because your brain is hardwired to remember visually. As psychologists have confirmed, the brain stores much of its information (i.e., thoughts, memories, and experiences) as images that are linked up to your thoughts and feelings—becoming a mental picture in the mind’s eye. This is why visual pictures are the language of the brain. That is also why, in books on how to boost your memory, you are asked to link the words or names that you want to remember with a set of images, in order to remember them. When it comes to memory and your brain, pictures rule!

All Dreams Are Meaningful.

All dreams carry a message, and even a single dream image has meaning. Some dream messages are about your emotions while others relate more to your thoughts, attitudes, or actions. For example, in one such single-image dream, a man saw a large wooden wheel. At first, the image seemed meaningless, but later he remembered that when he was growing up, there had been a wagon wheel on his family’s farm. After his mother died, he often sat beside that wagon wheel as he mourned. The dream image of the wheel made him realize that he still felt bad about the recent loss of a good friend. The dream suggested he needed to take the time to grieve for his friend, just as he had grieved by the wheel for his mother.

Everyone Does Dream.

Those who say they do not remember any dreams often wonder if they dream at all. Research confirms that everyone experiences dreams. In fact, you dream about four to six times a night, whether or not you remember any of your dreams. Dreaming and recalling your dreams are two separate issues.

There Are Several Sources of Dream Messages

SOURCE 1 OF DREAM MESSAGES: YOUR MIND. Most dreams are communications from your psyche, the inner part of you that is aware of all your experiences, goals, and memories. Like a best friend, the psyche (your inner self) acts like a bridge between your waking and sleeping self and uses dreams to guide you to be the best you can be.

SOURCE 2 OF DREAM MESSAGES: THE SOUL AND BEYOND. Some dream insights come from the soul. You may be the captain of your ship but the soul is the ship’s owner, and on occasion, the soul has something to say about your path in life. Speaking of the great beyond, many believe that guardian angels can whisper in your ear through a dream, and that, on occasion, the divine itself bestows experiences of amazing grace, healing, or inspiration in dreams. Many dreamers have confirmed such extraordinary dream events.

SOURCE 3 OF DREAM MESSAGES: THE DEARLY DEPARTED. Some individuals believe that life continues after death and that dreams reconnect you with a loved one who has passed on. Anecdotal dream experiences suggest that the dearly departed visit on occasion to let you know they still love you (see Chapter 11, “Not All Dreams Are Dreams”).

Dream Analysis Is Easy.

There is a general misconception that learning to understand the message in a dream is difficult; however, if you can learn to drive a car, you can learn to analyze your dreams. Dream analysis is about understanding the language of symbols and metaphors and orienting yourself to a few rules of the road, such as the hints listed below. Once you master these concepts, you will be on your way.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 1: LEARN THE BASICS. Become familiar with the basics of dream interpretation such as those described in the Five-Step Dream Technique, which is introduced in later chapters. Once you crack open the nut of meaning of a dozen dreams, you will be on your way to a lifetime of amazing dream messages.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 2: LOOK FOR THE “AHA” EFFECT. When the meaning of a dream comes together, you get an “Aha!” rush of energy as a notable shift in perception. Understanding a dream message brings satisfaction, like watching a final puzzle piece fit into the big picture.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 3: BEWARE OF PERSONAL BIAS. Everyone has topics that trigger emotional reactions and sweep them away. Because of this, approaching a dream without preconceptions or reactions is important. If the topic of a dream is too intense, take a step back to avoid slanting your potential interpretation toward wishful thinking. Since initial reactions can steer you off course, a cool head is key to a correct interpretation. To correctly analyze a dream, put aside tinted eyeglasses and be willing to accept the truth, the whole truth, about the dream’s meaning.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 4: PUT AN INITIAL GUESS ON HOLD. As you wake up with a dream, the excitement of the story makes it easy to decide that you already know what it means. Hold that confidence in check and decide that you do not know what the dream means, at least not yet. As you apply the dream analysis techniques of your choice, your perspectives may shift and may bring a different result than your first thoughts about the dream.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 5: NOTE YOUR WORD CHOICES. Notice which words you select as you record your dream. The words that come to mind often alter your thoughts about the dream itself and create a shift in perception. This word-choice phenomenon is another way that the creative, unconscious mind reveals glimpses into the meaning of a dream.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 6: SYMBOLS ARE NOT THE WHOLE DEAL. A common misstep is to focus only on the meaning of a symbol and attempt to find dream message from the symbols, or to focus on the symbols first. Though dream symbols add depth to the message, focusing mainly on symbols tends to be a misstep. There are dreams where a symbol holds the entire message, but in general, the overall story tends to be the key to understanding the dream.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 7: YOU CAN DO IT. Despite these caveats, proceed without fear. Dream analysis is as easy as learning to drive a car. Once you know how to start the engine and observe a few rules of the road, you are on your way to dream analysis.

EASY ANALYSIS HINT 8: DREAMS AS A LUXURY VEHICLE TO GET THROUGH LIFE. Having paid attention to dream messages all my life, to me it appears as if those who do not analyze their dreams are trying to get through life using a bicycle. They miss out on a fantastic built-in Rolls-Royce of the mind—dream insights—that can get them where they want to go faster, more securely, and at their own speed.

Frightening Dreams Are Constructive Messages.

Even though a scary dream shakes you up, most nightmares carry a helpful message. The most common type of nightmare invites you to repair a character trait in yourself. Here’s how that works. In general, since people do not care to face something unpleasant about themselves, they push away a dream that makes them feel as if they are being scolded. As the dreamer pushes such a dream away—which, in psychological terms, is an attempt to suppress the dream—the dreamer’s clouded awareness “masks” the dream’s content. As a result, like seeing something in the distant, murky shadows, a friendly image now appears scary. Watching a dream about a personal flaw can feel like meeting an enemy in a deep, dark, empty forest. It is an “oops” that frightens the fragile ego, which reacts with “Who, me?” Though a rare nightmare can be a literal ESP dream warning, most scary dreams are distorted, but helpful, messages about your own flaws.

Dreams Help You Solve Problems.

As one of the main functions of dreaming, dreams can help you make decisions, clarify questions, and resolve daily challenges. In fact, experience dictates that the default stance of the sleeping mind is to assist you with any knot that you are trying to untie. Like a night-time Google session, your mind investigates the topic of your concern, compares the issue to your storehouse of past and current experience, and then cranks out an insight or a solution. Taking the time to plug into this “default nightly brainstorming” session can be highly productive on a wide range of matters, from advice to the lovelorn, daily questions, or even to achieve a scientific breakthrough.

Dream Messages Are Metaphors.

Dreams often exaggerate to make a point and most dream scenes are rarely literal. They are metaphors, and it helps to keep that in mind. For example, a scene about an avalanche that is going to engulf your home may scare you, but unless you live on a susceptible mountainside, the image is a metaphor about something that threatens your security, is off track, or is out of control. Positive scenes are also metaphors. A dream of winning the lottery suggests that you are a big winner, but what you are winning is not likely money. The win can signal career advancement, a great new relationship, or a talent that is being acknowledged—as your own kind of winning ticket.

Dream Dictionaries Cannot Tell You What a Dream Means

At best, a good dream dictionary can give you a general idea about what a symbol may mean, but it cannot tell you what that symbol actually means in the context of your specific dream. Dream dictionaries are a cookie-cutter approach to images. In contrast, the best part of a dream symbol is that it is a one-of-a kind communication uniquely tailored to you and in most cases, does not apply to anyone else. Check out the chapter on Symbols to get the exact and true meaning of dream images.

You Are the Best Interpreter of Your Dreams.

Once you learn the basics and stack up a dollop of experience, you become the best interpreter of your dreams. The reason is that dreams are about you and your life. Since you are the most familiar with the life areas about which your dreams speak, you are the best interpreter of your dreams.

What to do with a Cryptic Dream.

For every effort that you make to understand a puzzling dream which leads to a successful insight, it becomes easier to interpret the next dream. However, when you do come across a puzzling dream, there are a few options.

1. Wait awhile and try again a few hours later or a few days later.

2. Talk it over with a friend; sometimes the comments of a sympathetic listener can add new perspectives.

3. Browse through the example dreams at InterpretADream.com, check out books on dreams, or poll the Internet on specific dream topics.... fun dream facts and hints dream meaning

Werewolves

1. High level demonic;... werewolves dream meaning

Wine Skins

1. The church; the body of Christ; the harlot church.... wine skins dream meaning

Ex-husband/wife

1. Represents something to which you used to be deeply committed to.

2. Your past... ex-husband/wife 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

Word Game

Sometimes your dreaming mind will use visual, verbal or colloquial puns to get a point across. For example, if your dream contained images of hands, this could indicate that you are in need of a helping hand or that you are feeling handled or manipulated. Other possible puns might include: an airplane (are you feeling plain?); first in the queue (are you being up front?); dreaming of a highway bypass (are you concerned about being bypassed in life?) and so on. The list is practically endless. The idea is to start looking for puns in your dreams based on visual images, words, people’s names and common sayings.

Also look out for verbal slips in dreams in which you express strange or unacceptable thoughts or urges. These slips happen in everyday speech as well as in our dreams and, according to Freud, such slips can tell us something about our unconscious wishes. In real life, they may appear as verbal slips; in dreams, however, they can appear in images of the unexpected, embarrassing but secretly true feelings you may have.... word game dream meaning

Sex With Husband/wife

1. Intimacy with spouse;

2. Engaging with something you are “married” to job.... sex with husband/wife dream meaning

Sex With Witch

1. Involved in witchcraft;

2. Rebellion;

3. Word play involvement with someone who is b*tchy Lev. 18:22... sex with witch dream meaning

Wall/s (falling)

1. Judgment;

2. Loss of protection;

3. Breakthrough; Gen. 15:16 & Josh.... wall/s (falling) dream meaning

Washing Line

1. Restoration ministry;

2. Place to hang clothes on; psalm 51:7.... washing line dream meaning

Headgear (white)

1. Pure spiritual mind;

2. Salvation;

Eph. 6:17; 2 Cor. 10:5;... headgear (white) dream meaning

Four Wheel Drive

1. A ministry that does not have to stay on the road;

2. Powerful ministry,

3. Preaching the full gospel,... four wheel drive dream meaning

Lost Purse Or Wallet

In this dream, you are out somewhere and suddenly discover you have lost your purse or wallet and start to panic. You may try to retrace your steps but can’t find it and the problem gets worse when you realize you have also lost your keys and money. The loss of a dream purse or wallet suggests that change is occurring in your life and you are experiencing it largely with a sense of loss, confusion and even as a threat to your being. Your dreaming mind is urging you to reconnect with the things in life that bring you reassurance and joy, and to look towards the future with optimism instead of panic.... lost purse or wallet dream meaning

Forest / Wood

When forests or woods appear in your dream, they are representations of life, fertility, as well as a period of rejuvenation. They are also a reference to the season of spring. Sometimes they may refer to an unknown part of your life. You may have to learn to trust your instincts.

If you are taking a walk through a forest, it may mean that any hardships that you have recently endured will lead to the success that you seek. The darkness and concentration of trees, plants, animals and other creatures in a forest make it a powerful symbol of the unconscious and its instincts. Jung saw dreams of fear of entering or simply being in a forest as indicative of the dreamer’s anxiety about what might be found within the unconscious. For Freud, dreaming of entering the forest is a symbol of the sexual act.

If you are lost within a thick forest, you may be in need of some direction in your waking life. See also PLACES.... forest / wood dream meaning

Silent Witness / Mirror Image

Unable or unwilling to speak, a silent witness in your dreams represents an area in your life in which you are not expressing yourself. According to Jung, favoring the intellect over your emotions or vice versa can make you speechless and unable to communicate fully and openly with other people. The only way to create intimacy in your life is to find a better balance. In dreams, twins or mirror images of a figure often represent two aspects of your personality.

If they are not identical, they suggest conflict between your inner and your outer realities.

If they are identical, they are a sign of inner harmony.... silent witness / mirror image dream meaning

Battlefield / War Zone

In dreams, war always denotes conflict and suggests that you need to be aware of the effect your actions are having on others. Dream battlefields can represent areas of conflict in your waking life, for example conflict with your partner or boss. More typically, however, a war zone is a picture of an internal battle raging within you. A dream of a minefield may be referring to a waking life full of explosive situations and potential danger. Your dream may be reflecting your concern, or urging you to call in an expert and tread with care.

If you find yourself in a trench in your dream, this may express your fear that a current situation is not as secure as you might think. A trench may also be warning against inflexibility and entrenched views. To see or live in a concentration camp in your dream indicates that you are afraid of differences; you are having difficulties accepting others and the way in which they are different from you.

Learn to appreciate diversity and the uniqueness in yourself and in others around you.

If you actually lived in a concentration camp, the dream may signify a situation in your waking life which is triggering similar feelings.... battlefield / war zone dream meaning

Laboratory / Workshop

To dream that you are in a laboratory signifies that you are experimenting with your inner feelings, beliefs and fears; you are testing yourself in some way.

Alternatively, you may be going through some sort of transformation. You may also need to use a more scientific approach to life and to develop your thinking skills. In short, you need to make an objective assessment of what is happening in your life. To see a workshop in you dream represents the development of your skills; you are trying to understand yourself and find out who you are. A workshop is a symbol of productivity, but it can represent group interaction and creativity since it is a place in which you are likely to meet likeminded people.... laboratory / workshop dream meaning

Road Work’s

1. Building a road for others;

2. Preparing

3. Going through a difficult time... road work’s dream meaning

Cistern/water Tank

1. Storage; Prov. 5:15-20.... cistern/water tank dream meaning

Music/worship

1. Of God;

2. Action that proceeds from the heart(good or bad).

3. Prophesying;

4. Ministering in the gifts of the Spirit;

5. Worshiping of idols (idolatry);

6. Praise,

7. Joy;

Ezek 33:32; Dan 3:5-7; Ex. 15:20-21.... music/worship dream meaning

Purse/ Wallet

1. Speaks of your Identity;

2. Treasure Empty, may mean spiritually Bankrupt; Matt. 6:21; 12:35; John 12:6.... purse/ wallet dream meaning

Wall See

Room House and accessories.... wall see 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

School And Work

Dreams that focus on school and the workplace reflect your anxiety about how well you are being perceived or how well you are performing in waking life.

If you are still at school, or if you have a job and your dream referred to your actual workplace, then your dreaming mind was probably referring to your everyday concerns.

If you have left school, or the school or workplace in your dreams is unfamiliar to you, your dreaming mind may have been suggesting a past feeling or experience that has relevance for your current situation. Such dreams could also indicate a sense of restriction and your resentment that you can’t spend your time doing what you want. They could also be commenting on your social interaction with your peers and authority figures, since relating to others is an essential part of school and work.

Jung regarded dreams as teachers and guides on the road towards wholeness; from his perspective, dreams that feature schools and teachers were especially significant because schools are places of learning and maturing into a healthy adult. Jobs are closely linked to self-esteem in waking life, so the type of job that features in your dream—and the reward or lack of reward associated with it—can be significant indicators of your feelings of self-worth and of the success or failure of your approach to life’s challenges.

Education... school and work dream meaning

Writing Music

If you’re composing music in your dream it’s because you’re feeling creative in real life. The urge to produce something of worth has bubbled to the surface in your dreams. To see yourself performing or conducting an orchestra, suggests you aspire to create something of value that can be appreciated by others. Consider your talents and skills and how you can use them to fulfil your passions.... writing music dream meaning

Watching Tv

Watching TV is something we tend to do to relax and unwind. It’s an activity we can do solo or with others, but the main focus is the screen. Where does your attention lie at this moment in time? This dream is asking you to find your focus. If you already have something in mind, be sure it’s worthy of your attention. Consider too what you were watching in your dream and how it made you feel. For example, a scary programme relates to your fears, but something that made you laugh suggests you need to see the funny side of life.... watching tv dream meaning

Precognitive Dream

There are many types of precognitive dream that allow you to visit potential futures, giving choices and decisions a run through to learn about the possible consequences.

If you are prone to having dreams that are more than just glimpses of the future but include entire stories or sequences of events that later happen in waking life, you may find that as well as examining possible causes of action that lie ahead, they may also zero in on important junctures or decisions in life long before they arrive. Experts disagree over whether or not this is possible, but it is possible that your life previews are set up by your dreaming mind to alert you to, and help you recognize, the importance of your actions and decisions at these significant points in our life.

If you have a dream that you believe may contain a precognitive warning of a future accident or disaster, remember that it is only highlighting a possibility not a fact; if the time comes when it is fulfilled, you have the upper hand as your sense of familiarity with the situation will help you avoid or minimize harm or hurt. See also Precognitive dream entry in DISASTERS.... precognitive dream dream meaning

Shared Dream

Sometimes people discover—usually accidentally—that they have experienced a virtually identical dream, perhaps at the same time. In this variety of psychic dream, two or more people seem to experience the same events and have similar images. As an example, two people might both report having dreamt of mending the same component on a car, having the same conversation or visiting the same place. Shared dreams may be much more common than we imagine, because the discussion of dreams is usually fairly limited because of the fast pace of modern life. The theoretical implications are fascinating. Are they caused by the dreams using a common symbol representing a similar thought concerning something that happened in the day? Is there telepathic communication between the dreamers? Or can a part of your consciousness actually enter someone else’s mind? These questions need to be explored. Such anomalies often act as clues that lead to great new truths.... shared dream dream meaning

Dream Doodles

In both real and dream life, doodles are expressions of your unconscious mind. Doodles, like dreams, involve a form of picture language, and it is the interpretation of these pictures that reveal their meanings.

If you see yourself doodling or see a doodle in your dreams, there are several factors to be taken into account besides the doodle itself. The size and position of the doodle on the page have a significance that contributes to the overall meaning of the doodle.

For example, if you were to draw a very large doodle in the center of the page, then this would indicate how important you would like your role in life to be. However, if you doodle in the margin or corners of a page, you would be revealed as a quiet individual. The intensity of the ink or pencil marks can also indicate the mood of the person, lighter strokes indicating a good day, but dark, heavy strokes sometimes signaling depression. The symbolism of specific doodles in your dream will have much the same interpretation as the dream symbol itself if it wasn’t being doodled, but the interpretation would typically be personal and referring to your feelings and your creative expression, rather than to the feelings or situation of someone else. See also Drawing entry in ARTS AND CRAFTS and Writing entry in LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION.

... dream doodles dream meaning

Toilet Dream

According to Freud, toilet dreams are associated with what he called the anal phase of a child’s psychological development. In Freud’s opinion, if parents didn’t handle their children’s toilet training well it might mean that these children feel shame about these natural functions and become ’anally retentive’ in their adult life. The act of excretion in a dream can therefore suggest expression and creativity that might have previously been repressed before; to dream of constipation may stand for frustration and pent-up rage. Jungians regard toilet dreams on the one hand as indicating a need for self-expression, on the other as anxiety about our public image. Using the toilet in a dream may simply show your desire to rid yourself of something that contributes nothing to your well-being in waking life. Bear in mind, too, that your dreaming mind may simply be calling your attention to your actual physical need to use the toilet while you sleep. Your unconscious dream recognizes your need and uses your dream to wake you up. On the other hand, if you are happily or defiantly going to the toilet in front of a large audience, this may suggest anger at your lack of popularity or approval from others. See also Toilet and Elimination Dreams in BODY.... toilet dream dream meaning

Woodland Adventures

Finding yourself alone in the woods or exploring the countryside is a good sign. Nature has a calming influence on mind, body and soul, and this indicates a need for peace, and finding new ways to de-stress. If the woods are dark and foreboding, then it’s your subconscious telling you to delve deep, there’s something you need to face and work through on an emotional level. Once you’ve done this, you’ll find the inner peace you crave.... woodland adventures dream meaning

Waterfalls

The waterfall always finds a way to flow over the rocks. If one pops up in your dream it’s a sign that you also need to find your own way. You may be restricted in some way, or facing obstacles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve your goal. Be flexible like the waterfall and find a new path. A symbol of spiritual rejuvenation, the waterfall also suggests a need for peace and harmony. You may experience an awakening in some area of your life.... waterfalls dream meaning

Being Late For Work

There’s an underlying feeling of frustration with this dream. You want to be somewhere you’re not, and it doesn’t matter how hard you try you can’t seem to get there. Whether you’re stuck in traffic, or simply can’t get to or find your office, this dream suggests you feel like you’re missing out on something. There’s a sense that time is running out in relation to one particular dream or goal, but this is only your perception.... being late for work dream meaning

Getting Weaker / Getting Stronger

Are you weak in your dreams or so strong you can manage any physical feat required of you? If you are feeling weak, a medical check-up might be required, but it could also suggest that you feel somehow less than perfect in waking life and unable to accomplish what is required of you. Dreams in which you simply can’t keep up with the action or are outrun by the bogey man are experienced more frequently as you age, and may well be your dreaming mind’s way of helping you adjust to the natural aging process.

If your dreams often feature themes of illness or loss of strength and you are concerned by these, see your doctor by all means; the chances are, however, that you feel unable to meet some internal or external commands in waking life. In your dreams, your unmet goals and high standards are making you ill. But dreams in which you have boundless energy and physical power seem to be telling you that you are capable of far more than you realize. In some cases, as with people who are seriously ill or disabled, dreams of extraordinary energy and good health are compensatory or wish- fulfillment dreams.

If, in your dream, you are weak because you have lost weight, this can suggest concern about body image but it can also indicate possessive, demanding behavior from the people in your life. Conversely, gaining weight and strength may show an excessive need for their approval and a childish need for instant gratification. Finally, if other people are watching either your feats of strength or growing weakness in your dream, this suggests that you are preoccupied with themes of competition. Who or what are you trying to compete with, surpass or vanquish?... getting weaker / getting stronger dream meaning

Vampire / Bat / Werewolf

The most obvious image of a vampire is of a creature that is dead and sucks the blood of the living, rising from the grave at night to do so—then sleeping all day in a most inhuman-like fashion. Your blood is your life force, it carries with it everything you need to survive; if your blood drains away, you become weak and die. Vampires are therefore the parasites of the supernatural realm; they share a world with ghouls (creatures that prey on the dead), and the succubi and incubi that take on human form to have sex with sleeping people. In the past, when the Catholic Church was a little more superstitious, they blamed a person’s apparently sudden sexual awareness on these sexual interlopers of the night.

Vampires are often repelled by simple, natural things like daylight; they are also turned away by religious symbols in mythology.

Dreaming of these parasitic creatures can signify a number of things: that a part of your existence is having the life sucked out of it, that you need to take a closer look at the more tiresome aspects of your life and dispel the worries connected with them or that you need to employ some kind of self-protection or preservation. It may be that your partner is holding you back, or that your mother is trying to control every aspect of your life so that your energy is being drained away. It is also possible, but rare, that you are the one behaving in a parasitic manner and are subconsciously quite disturbed by it. Alternatively, to dream of seeing a vampire may indicate that you are feeling seductive, powerful and very sensual.

Werewolves and bats, like vampires, come out at night to suck people’s blood; just as vampires go through a metamorphosis to become bats, so too werewolves undergo a transformation from human beings during the full moon. It is thought that these creatures in your dream mean that there is something going on in your life that is awkward and difficult to deal with. To dream of a werewolf may also suggest that some part of your life is not what it seems. Both vampires and werewolves have been regarded as symbols of dark forces since medieval times. Both drain their victims of their vital essence. To imagine one or other of these creatures in your dream should be taken as a warning to distance yourself from someone in waking life who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. It could also refer to some activity or habit that is having a negative effect on you. Bear in mind that while werewolves are believed to have a particular preference for young women (suggesting dangerous sexual predators), vampires, their fanged fellow fiends of the night, are opportunistic killers who take their sustenance from any kind of human blood, be it a man’s, woman’s or child’s. So if you had a dream in which someone you know came too close for comfort before baring a set of needle sharp fangs, your dream may be alerting you to someone who is feeding off your energy, or else sponging off your fiancé and thriving at your expense.... vampire / bat / werewolf dream meaning

Search Warrant

lucky numbers: 02-08-13-30-34-43

being found innocent: suspicion is destructive, no matter how mature.

given to others: financial gains.

handed a: wil be unable to gratify your ambitions.

the cause of a: your guilt is no longer yours alone. ... search warrant dream meaning

Wealthy

lucky numbers: 01-29-30-39-40-45

being: your high ideals and the wherewithal to accomplish them.

affluent: success in immediate plans; tread softly in the future.

having, friends: they wil endeavor to destroy you; a period of self-doubt and depression.

mate, a: your stamina wil aid you in reverses.

relatives: a heritage of talents to achieve aims found within.

receiving a, inheritance: your heritage of knowledge and wisdom wil serve you wel . ... wealthy dream meaning

Visitation Dream

Perhaps you, or someone you know, have had a dream where you or they are absolutely convinced of a visit by a departed loved one or religious figure in your sleep. The reason for believing such a visit actually occurred may be a deep and emotional understanding about the purpose of the visit. ‘My mother wants me to know she is doing fine,’ or ‘my friend wanted me to know she did love me, even though she found it hard to show it.’ Perhaps you had a dream in which someone you know visited you to say goodbye; later you learn that they have in fact died. Was their spirit saying goodbye, or were you worried about their poor health and the dream realized those fears? If you dreamed that a spirit comforts you when you are ill is this really a spirit or a form of self comfort?

Or did you dream of someone who died of a disfiguring disease and in your dream they appear young and whole and beautiful again. Is this their spirit visiting you or your dreaming mind’s way of helping you move beyond what his pain and suffering did to your friend physically? It’s impossible to be able to prove that dream visits from those who have passed on do or do not occur. To a great extent it does not really matter. What matters is how you feel about the dream. What messages do you feel they were bringing you, and are those messages helping you heal your grief if the person who appeared in your dreams has recently died or if the person died years ago resolve issues you may have had with them in your life so you can move forward with your life?... visitation dream dream meaning

Witchcraft / Magic

A dream in which someone casts a spell on you or uses magic, voodoo or witch-craft either to help or hinder you may refer to someone in your waking life who is seeking to influence you, or people or events around you. The dream may also be commenting on the validity or success of your reactions. The success or failure of the spell will be important; if it is successful, the witch or wizard may be offering you valuable advice and you should pay attention.

Whenever magic features in a dream, it suggests that you are using your energy to accomplish something but are not controlling that energy and using it effectively. It does, however, indicate that you are capable of controlling a situation that you are in and making things happen. Psychologically, when magic appears in a dream, it links in with your deepest powers. These can be powers of self-control or sexuality, or power over your surroundings.

If your dream features the occult and you have little or no knowledge of the subject, this usually suggests a need to come to terms with your hidden fears.

If you think of the occult in the negative sense, as in Satanism or black magic, the dream may have a negative significance or link in with the egotistical side of your nature. But if you think of the occult in more positive terms, as in Wicca and shamanism, the dream may have a positive spin or link in with the giving, nature-loving side of your character.

If you do possess occult knowledge, your dreaming mind may be urging you to apply that awareness and sense of the mystery and wonder of life to your everyday situation. The rule for both should always be, ‘do no harm or harm no one’. Finally, due to its complex and mysterious nature in dreams, the occult may be alerting you to your hidden potential. See also MIND, BODY, SPIRIT.... witchcraft / magic dream meaning

Your Dream Dictionary

You may find that certain symbols keep cropping up in your dreams. Maybe your mother always appears carrying a first-aid kit or you are always aware of clocks in your dreams. Repeated elements in your dreams are likely to be personal symbols intended to convey certain meanings that go beyond their universal meanings. A clock, for example is a universal symbol of time, but it may also suggest to you that your time is running out or that you need to keep things in order.

As always, the context of your dream will help you determine its meaning. It might help to create your own personal dream journal or dictionary to help you identify reoccurring personal dream images and their meanings. Here are some guidelines:

For one week write down as many images as you can recall for your dream. Try to use single words for each image; for example, dog, cup, spoon and so on. Do this as you first wake up when the images are still fresh in your mind. Then write down beside each symbol any associations that occur.

If a symbol crops up on more than one occasion, make a special mark by it and note whether the context was different. At the end of the week, organize your list alphabetically and see which images appear most often. You might want to repeat this for another week afterwards to add to your personal dream dictionary.

Bear in mind that dream images change as you do and may require additional meanings. You are also more likely to have dreams at turning points in your life, such as leaving school, finding a new job or getting married.

If you find yourself inundated with symbols and messages, try to concentrate on only one or two dreams, or on those dreams that you recognize as being important by their power and the feelings with which they leave you.... your dream dictionary dream meaning

Watch / Clock

If a timepiece appeared in your dream, it is important to remember how you felt during and after the dream as it will suggest the way in which you allocate time in your life. Were the hands moving slowly or quickly? Was the timepiece telling you to speed up or slow down? The type of clock or watch is also important. Was it old-fashioned or modern? Dreams of clocks or watches can also suggest that you rely too heavily on clock time instead of enjoying and experiencing life as it happens.

If your dreaming mind zoomed in on a watch or clock, this could also be a reminder to make the most of your time and not to waste it.

If you keep checking a clock or a watch in your dream, this suggests anxiety and worry about some future event.

If you don’t feel this to be the case, your unconscious may have conjured this panic-stricken theme to urge you to prepare better for a future event or opportunity that may soon present itself in waking life. For example, have you done enough study to pass your driving theory test? Alternatively, your dream may have indicated frustration and regret at your inability in the past to make the most of an opportunity when it was presented to you.

If you dreamed that a watch or clock slowed down, this could reflect your feeling that events are moving slowly in your waking life or that time is dragging. Alternatively, the symbol of a watch may indicate your ticking heart, so if the clock stops or slows down, this may suggest either an emotional standstill or problems with your cardiovascular system. According to ancient dream-lore and superstition, when a clock stops, somebody will die but your dream will almost certainly have a different meaning. In the symbolic language of dreams, clocks and watches reflect your emotional state and a stopped clock or a clock that is broken may indicate emotional blockages or standstills, and a clock whose hands race out of control may indicate feelings run amok.

If you dreamed of a stopwatch, this highlights your sense of feeling pressured or working against the clock.

If you are a woman dreaming of ticking clocks, such a dream may indicate your biological clock. Dreams that focus on timepieces may also have been measuring the passage of your lifespan and the ticking clock could simply be a reminder that the seconds of your life are ticking away and there is still much for you to do. Watching the clock in your dreams suggests that you need to make time work for you. A clock tower combines this with a phallic form to offer an image of courage and determination. Evoking great occasions, the chimes of a clock tower may relate to a momentous personal or national event, such as a marriage or a coronation.... watch / clock dream meaning

Traveling And Water

In Greek mythology, river crossings are often associated with death or a journey into the unconscious and they may have this same association in your dreams. It takes great physical effort to row a boat or canoe, and your dream may be emphasizing how demanding your journey of personal growth is. For Freudians, a rowing boat or canoe is a phallic symbol, and the act of rowing or paddling a canoe indicates masturbation. A dream of a barge or towpath suggests heavy emotional burdens slowing your progress in life, whilst if you are swimming in your dream, this is often interpreted as representing a desire for sex or a wish to return to the safe waters of the womb.

According to Jung, swimming towards land suggests a desire for rebirth or renewal, but swimming against the tide suggests personal struggles.... traveling and water dream meaning

Weather Summary

As we have seen in this chapter, a dream about the weather is usually symbolic of your emotional state. For example, sunny skies and clear weather may indicate smooth sailing, and an easy and clear road ahead. Other possible interpretations for weather-related dreams include: enduring something, ’weathering it’; poor health, ’being under the weather’; putting a great deal of effort into something, ’making heavy weather’; exposing yourself to ’prevailing conditions or circumstances’; undergoing changes within. It may also be a homonym for whether, indicating doubt or choice.

To dream that you are reading or listening to the weather report foretells a change of address or some other important change in your life. To see a weather vane in your dream indicates unpredictability and versatility. You may feel that you are going around in circles. The dream may also be a pun on being vain or doing something in vain.... weather summary dream meaning

Did We Always Dream?

That may seem like a silly question, but think about early man. Have people always dreamt even when the world around them was quite simple and mundane? The answer is yes. While we cannot have definitive proof of paleo-man, we can know that back in the Roman Era, striking and significant dreams were submitted to the Senate for analysis and interpretation.

What did man do with these odd images that appeared during their sleep? Well, they did what we do today – tried to interpret them!

Dream interpretations date back to 3000-4000 B.C. where they were documented on clay tablets. For as long as we have been able to communicate our dreams, we have been fascinated with them and strive to understand them.

People in primal societies were unable to distinguish between the dream world and reality. They not only saw the dream world as an extension of reality, but that the dream realm was a more powerful world.

Back in the Greek and Roman era, dreams were often seen in a religious context and messages from the gods. Temples, called Asclepieions were built around the power of dreams. It was believed that sick people who slept in these temples would be sent cures through their dreams.

In Egypt, priests also acted as dream interpreters. The Egyptians recorded their dreams in hieroglyphics. People with particular vivid and significant dreams were believed to be blessed and were considered special. People who had the power to interpret dreams were looked up to and seen as divinely gifted. In the bible, there are over seven hundred mentions of dreams. Tracing back to these ancient cultures, people had always had an inclination to interpret dreams

Dreams were also seen as prophetic and an omen from outside spirits. People often looked to their dreams for signs of warning and advice from a deity, from the dead or even the works of a demon. Sometimes they look to their dreams for what to do or what course of action to take.

Dreams often dictated the actions of political and military leaders. In fact, in the Green and Roman era, dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battle to help. Some interpreters aided the medicine men in a diagnosis. Dreams offered a vital clue for healers in finding what was wrong with the dreamer.

Dreaming can be seen as an actual place that your spirit and soul leaves every night to go and visit. The Chinese believed that the soul leaves the body to go into this world. However, if they should be suddenly awakened, their soul may fail to return to the body. For this reason, some Chinese today, are wary of alarm clocks.

Some Native American tribes and Mexican civilizations share this same notion of a distinct dream dimension. They believed that their ancestors lived in their dreams and take on non-human forms like plants. They see that dreams as a way of visiting and having contact with their ancestors. Dreams also helped to point their mission or role in life.

During the Middle Ages, dreams were seen as evil and its images were temptations from the devil. In the vulnerable sleep state, the devil was believed to fill the mind of humans with poisonous thoughts. He did his dirty work though dreams attempting to mislead humans down a wrong path.

In the early 19th century, dreams were dismissed as stemming from anxiety, a household noise or even indigestion. Hence there was really no meaning to it. Later on in the 19th century, Sigmund Freud revived the importance of dreams and its significance and need for interpretation. He revolutionized the study of dreams.... did we always dream? dream meaning

It Was Discovered That Our Brain Was Washed From Head To Toe While Sleeping

Scientists have found that the human brain is washed during sleep through a study on 13 subjects. According to the research, blood flows out of the brain during sleep, while the cerebrospinal fluid washes the brain. A team led by Laura Lewis, who is working at Boston University, made an interesting scientific discovery. The team, which has been working on the human brain for a while, has discovered that when people sleep, their brains are washed with cerebrospinal fluid. So your brain is completely washed through rhythmic and breakthrough waves while you sleep. According to previous studies, Lewis says that they already know that neurons in the brain have electrical wave activities, but that they have discovered that there are also waves in the cerebrospinal fluid. Scientists have illustrated the phases of the brain during sleep so that the research can be done, and the images we will share with you shortly reveal how this washing process will be. According to the data obtained in the research, after the people sleep, the brain neurons do not function, and the blood flows out of the brain. It is precisely at this time that the cerebrospinal fluid comes into play and washes the brain from beginning to end. Laura Lewis states that the findings from the research are very important because she hopes that these findings may lead to new discoveries. Lewis’ hopes are about psychological and neurological discoveries. Because brain waves can combine with blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid, especially for the investigation of age-related normal impairments. The reason for this is that as people age, their brains produce less and slower waves. So this research could both open a new door and be a glimmer of hope, especially for the treatment of alzheimer’s disease. Lewis made this important discovery with 13 people aged between 23 and 33. Considering getting help from the subjects at older ages in the ongoing processes of his research, Lewis states that they can understand how the movement in the brains of people who are older is going to be. Lewis says that so they can make a new discovery about alzheimer’s.... it was discovered that our brain was washed from head to toe while sleeping dream meaning

Why Do We Dream?

The brain receives stimuli from many different sources all day long. There are far too many stimuli for it to process. The mind prioritizes the stimuli and makes you aware of those that need immediate attention (the crying baby, the out-of-control car, your boss’ request) so that you may act accordingly.

The stimuli that you are not consciously aware of are nevertheless noted by the brain, but on a subconscious level (the drip of the bathroom water faucet, the remark by a coworker at the water cooler while you were on the telephone.)

Furthermore, you feel emotions all day. Some you acknowledge and act on (you say thank you and smile when you are complimented.) Some you repress or do not allow yourself to act on (you don’t punch your boss in the nose when he tells you the report you worked on for a week is no longer needed.)

Traumatic experiences occur that you face (you call the police) or if it too painful, you deny them happening and send them deep into your subconscious (repression.)

In addition to all these emotions and stimuli the brain must process daily, it also keeps your body functioning; it remembers names and faces; it allows you to talk and walk and chew gum (sometimes all at the same time); and performs numerous other activities that you take for granted.

You must admit -- that’s a lot to do. At night, when your body must rest, the mind continues working. When no longer called upon to type letters and do the grocery shopping, the brain concentrates on processing all of those subconscious stimuli and emotions (while still maintaining body temperature and breathing, etc.)

This is why we dream. Only you are not awake to receive the signals at a conscious level -- you can not hear or see or touch (at a conscious level) while you are sleeping. The brain must resort to other means to get the signals through to your conscious mind. This is why we dream the way we do.

The mind uses everything at its disposal (which is everything it has ever been exposed to) to get the message across. Simply put, dreaming is the minds way of processing all of the stimuli and emotions it has received during the day or repressed over time, so that you may act on them.

All in all, it’s a pretty neat system. But unless you are remembering and making sense of your dreams, you are missing out on countless opportunities to learn about yourself and experience life to its fullest.

Even though we’ve addressed it before, it bears repeating. Why should you try and remember your dreams?... why do we dream? dream meaning

The Hows, Whys And Whats Of Sleep And Dreams

‘Sleep is the balm for hurt minds, nature’s great second course.’
William Shakespeare

Sleep is absolutely crucial for our physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. It is during sleep that we abandon conscious control of our physical body and the unconscious mind is allowed to roam free, giving rise to dreams.

Although we now know a lot more about dreams, their real purpose isn’t yet fully understood. It wasn’t until we approached the middle of the twentieth century, with the first electronic monitoring of the brain, that we began to get a clearer idea of the nocturnal adventures of the mind. For centuries it was thought that the purpose of sleep was to rest the body and the mind, but this reasoning was disproved when it was shown that both the body and mind are active during sleep. If sleep doesn’t rest the body or mind, then what is it for?

Sleep researchers may not yet have discovered the exact reason for sleep or dreams but they have discovered some fascinating things. For example, it seems that when we are asleep our brains are a bit like computers that are offline. This J. August Strindberg means they are not idle but are filing and updating the day’s activities. They take stock of your body and release a growth hormone to repair damaged tissues and stimulate growth, while the immune system gets to work on attacking any viral or bacterial infections that may be present. Some experts believe the brain also jettisons trivial information during sleep to prevent it becoming overburdened with unimportant information, but this explanation is perhaps too simplistic, as no memory can be totally eradicated.

The advent of space travel gave scientists the opportunity to prove that resting the body was not the main function of sleep. What they found instead was that prolonged periods of isolation decreased the need for sleep. In other words, the fewer stimuli received from people or external contacts during the day, the less sleep was required. It seems we have a sleep control center at the base of our brain linked with activity during wakefulness. When that gets overloaded we get tired, but if there have not been enough stimuli from the outside world, the sleep mechanism isn’t triggered. It seems, therefore, that boredom and lack of stimuli may account for many cases of insomnia. (Paradoxically, overstimulation also produces insomnia.)... the hows, whys and whats of sleep and dreams dream meaning

A Brief History Of Dream Interpretation

‘Now Allah has created the dream not only as a means of guidance and instruction, I refer to the dream, but he has made it a window on the World of the Unseen.’
Mohammed, the Prophet

Ancient art and literature are crowded with references to dreams. For thousands of years dreams have been credited with supernatural or prophetic significance by the majority of the world’s spiritual traditions. The Bible, for instance, makes it clear that dreams are divine messages and this explanation for dreams was shared by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, all of whom also believed that dreams had healing powers.

Certain cultures, such as the Australian Aborigines and many African and Native American tribes, have always believed dreaming to be a way in which an individual can enter into the collective spirit memory. To this day, dream pooling plays an important role in those societies where tribal members gather together for the purpose of interpreting dreams. Another view is held by the Inuit of Hudson Bay in Canada, who believe that when a person falls asleep and dreams, their soul goes wandering.

The Egyptians are thought to have been the first to develop a system of contrary dream interpretation; a positive dream, for example, predicts misfortune and a nightmare predicts an improvement in waking fortunes. They produced the earliest known dream dictionary, written approximately 4,000 years ago. Now called the Chester Beatty Papyrus, it came from Thebes in Egypt and is kept in the British Museum.

It was the ancient Greeks, however, who first proposed the theory that dreams were not from some external, divine source but internal communications, or the divine spark within. Plato (427-347 BC) suggested that dreams were expressions of a person’s hidden desires, whilst his pupil Aristotle (384-322 BC) speculated that dreams shared similar themes and were not divine oracles but coincidences. It was the ‘father of medicine’ Hippocrates (460-377 BC) who proposed that dream symbols reflect the state of the dreamer’s body—for example, fire denoted indigestion—and should be regarded as valuable diagnostic tools.

The first fully-fledged dream researcher to focus on dream symbols and dream themes was a Roman living in Greek Asia Minor called Artemidorus (AD 138-180), who wrote a book about dream interpretation that is still in print. As far as Artemidorus was concerned, dream symbols had certain meanings but the most important aspect of dream interpretation was the symbols’ personal significance to the dreamer, along with the dreamer’s personal circumstances.

In much of Europe, even though the early Christians respected dreams for their spiritual significance, the repressive control of the Roman Catholic Church put a stop to any attempts at dream interpretation. By the fifteenth century, dreams were regarded as no longer significant or important. Even a century or so later, Shakespeare called them ‘children of the idle brain’. This school of thought persisted into the eighteenth century, when dreams were still thought to be meaningless.

In the early nineteenth century, when the restrictive influence of the Church began to wane and members of the German Romantic movement—in their quest for spontaneous expression—rediscovered the potential of dreams, a revival of interest in dream interpretation began to trickle into the mainstream with the publication of popular dream dictionaries such as Raphael’s Royal Book of Dreams (1830). The stage was now set for Freud and Jung; two men who continue to have the greatest impact on the way we interpret dreams today.... a brief history of dream interpretation dream meaning

Other Important Dream Theorists

Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937) suggested that dreams are all about wish-fulfillment because they allow the dreamer to have skills and powers denied to him or her in waking life. According to Adler, ‘the purpose of dreams must be in the feelings they arouse.’

Gestalt psychologist Fritz Perls (1893-1970) believed that dreams project hidden aspects of our personalities and the best way to interpret them is to use a non-interpretative interviewing technique. In other words, you ask your dream character or object what they are trying to say. Then you try to adopt the dream’s mindset and answer the questions.

Australian dream expert Gayle Delaney suggests using an interviewing technique that addresses questions such as ‘how did the dream make you feel?’ or ‘how can you connect your dream with your waking life?’

Some dream theorists believe dreams deal with problems we can’t solve in waking life and offer solutions. Looking at them in the light of waking day, and believing them to be full of insight, we may sometimes come up with new ideas or insights while studying and interpreting them.

Thanks to the work of Jung and Freud and other influential dream theorists, dream interpretation is now accessible to everyone. It’s as popular today as it has ever been, with people from all walks of life using dreams as unique and personal sources of guidance and inspiration, or as tools for change, growth and personal development. As we’ve seen, there are many approaches to the study and interpretation of dreams and you’ll find a fusion of all of these in this book.... other important dream theorists dream meaning

Walking And Talking In Your Sleep

Sleepwalking or moving is an attempt to put a dream into action. Most likely you have grown out of the habit, if you ever had it, but if an occasion arises which is very stressful, we may, like Lady Macbeth, re- enact the nightmare in this way. Talking in your sleep is similar in cause to sleep movement. It is an attempt to carry a dream on verbally. You are more likely to walk or talk or move in your sleep when you are under mental pressure. Most of the time this is totally harmless but some sleepwalkers and talkers can put themselves in real danger. Precautions should therefore be taken.

Make sure windows are closed and, if stairs are a hazard, doors locked. If you’re really worried about your sleepwalking, seek advice from your doctor and if someone you know is sleepwalking don’t try to wake them—just guide them quietly and gently back to bed.... walking and talking in your sleep dream meaning

Learn Dream Symbol Language

Your dream and its symbols speak through the language of dream symbolism. Although that language shares similarities across dreamers, each dreamer’s subconscious mind speaks in its own personal “dialect” of dream symbolism. So in this book you’ll learn about the “standard” language of dream symbols (to the extent that there is a standard one), plus you’ll learn how to decipher your own subconscious mind’s personal symbol meanings (your personal “dialect”). The following three sections introduce the primary considerations about personal dream symbol translation to keep in mind as you explore the symbol descriptions in this book.

Personal Meaning
Because dream symbol meaning is subjective and personal to the dreamer, consider what the symbol means to you personally. To help yourself better understand its personal meaning, you could ask yourself:

  • What thoughts and feelings come up when I think of this thing?
  • How would I describe this thing to someone who has never seen it before? (See also TOOL: Caveman Explanation.)
  • How would I feel about this thing if I actually saw it in real life?
  • What would I say if someone asked for my impression of this thing?

Context
A dream symbol’s meaning can be very specific to its context in the dream. So, think about how the symbol appeared in the dream and what that may convey about its meaning. For example, pay attention to:

  • Where was the object?
  • Was there anything unusual about its location or position?
  • What was it near or surrounded by (objects, people, etc.)?
  • What was its environment (indoor or outdoor, lighting, mood, weather, etc.)?
  • (If an inanimate object) What was happening to it?
  • (If a living being) What was it doing, how, where, and with whom?
  • How were the characters (including you) viewing or relating to it?
  • How did you feel about all of the above?
  • Look Beyond the Obvious

A dream symbol often represents something beyond its obvious meaning. A rose could represent a real-life rose, but it’s much more likely to represent something else more symbolic (such as a feeling, characteristic, or event). So look beyond your symbol’s literal meaning by asking yourself, “What else could this symbol mean?”

Let Intuition Be Your Guide

  • As you work toward understanding a dream symbol, the goal is for your intuition to recognize the symbol’s true meaning. The process of reaching that your subconscious mind to reveal the symbol’s meaning, and to give your intuition a chance to recognize the meaning when you see it.
  • Whether a particular meaning from this book or elsewhere in your mind is the true meaning of your dream symbol.

(For more on intuition as a dream interpretation tool, see Recognizing Dream Symbol Meaning.)

Take the Winding Path
“When you start down the path of exploring a particular dream symbol, be willing to persevere even if the path is a winding one. You may not always know which way to go, but your intuition will guide you if you pay attention to it.

Since your goal in symbol exploration is to intuitively recognize the symbol’s true meaning, it’s a good idea to give your mind a chance to encounter that meaning so your intuition can recognize it. Sometimes the true meaning simply comes forward within your consciousness and then your intuition confirms it. However, more often you’ll need to put in a little more effort to discover it. If the true meaning isn’t evident, you can use a technique that parades various possible meanings past your “inner intuitive eye,” giving it a chance to confirm the true one. The technique can be as simple as mentally listing the meanings you associate with the symbol or reading the symbol’s description in this book. You could also use a dream analysis tool that prompts your subconscious mind to reveal the meanings it associates with the symbol, such as TOOL: Caveman Explanation, or many others in the Dream Analysis Toolkit in the first book of this series, The Curious Dreamer’s Practical Guide to Dream Interpretation.... learn dream symbol language dream meaning

Recognizing Dream Symbol Meaning

When you’re trying to understand the meaning of a dream symbol, what you’re really looking for is what that symbol means for you (not for someone else) in its current context in this particular dream (not in someone else’s dream or another dream you had ten years ago).

I use the term “true meaning” to refer to the accurate translation of what your subconscious mind was portraying in the dream. The true meaning is usually the one that resonates with you as you’re considering various possible meanings, the one that rings true according to your intuition, and the one that your subconscious mind recognizes as the original meaning.

Intuition Is Your Dream Translator
Your intuition is your own personal translator of dream meaning. Intuition is key in understanding both the meaning of the overall dream and the meanings of its individual symbols because your intuition is the part of you that recognizes the truth.

Explore Until Your Intuition Says Yes
Rather than working in a linear or logical way (like when you’re solving a math problem), your intuition may require you to spend some time mulling over your dream symbol before an intuitive insight comes forward. So try looking at your dream symbol in different ways and considering different meanings until your intuition says, “Aha! That’s the one.” Keep exploring until you experience a flash of intuitive recognition, a sudden sense that everything within you is in alignment, or a sense of peace and completion. (You’ll learn to recognize this intuitive sense as you encounter it more often.)... recognizing dream symbol meaning dream meaning

Tips For Translating Dream Symbolism

Dream symbol meaning is specific to each dreamer, and it can even vary from dream to dream for the same dreamer. As your subconscious mind chooses particular dream symbols to portray particular aspects of your waking life, it may be influenced by many factors and may follow certain patterns. At the same time, all of our subconscious minds seem to use a set of similar approaches to encode meaning into dream symbols.

Dreams Are About You
Because dreams occur within a deep part of yourself, it’s not surprising that most of what they convey pertains to yourself and your life.

Dreams Tell About You and Your Life

Dreams very often portray a snapshot of some part of your daily life or something on your mind, presented from the perspective of (and in the language of) your subconscious mind. As you examine each dream, you can often find a parallel between each element in the dream and a certain element of your waking life or mind.

Dreams Show Your Perspective
In most dreams, everything in the dream (all the elements, people, settings, etc.) pertains to you personally. More specifically, most dreams portray your thoughts and feelings about things, rather than portraying the things themselves. Each dream symbol tends to represent your perspective of something from real life, rather than the actual thing. For example, your sister in a dream likely portrays your experience of her (rather than her, herself), your perception of something she said (rather than what she actually said or meant), or your assumption about what she was thinking (rather than her actual thoughts).

Dreams Convey a Distorted Reality
Because dreams portray people and things the way you view or interpret them, you can’t rely on a dream for an accurate representation of reality. Every dream has been filtered through the distorting lens of your subconscious mind and often infused with subconscious fears, desires, and imaginings. Therefore, it’s unwise to base a decision solely on a dream, which would mean blindly following the whims of your subconscious mind.... tips for translating dream symbolism dream meaning

What's In A Dream?

Are dreams some strange, mysterious phenomenon that spontaneously happen on the night shift of life? Or is there some deeper meaning behind this universal experience?

Throughout recorded history humankind has valued the dream. A source of guidance, inspiration, prophecy, predic­ tion and problem solving, dreams are a common experience to us all. They know no boundaries between young and old, rich and poor, races, religions and nationalities, In every cul­ ture we find some version of “sleeping on a problem” before making a decision. The Bible and other ancient texts are filled with examples of how dreams have played important roles in people’s lives.

What is this wonderful dimension that is so near and yet so far? To understand the real meaning of dreams we must delve beneath the surface to the purpose of it all. Why are we here? How are we to answer the age-old question: Who am I?... what's in a dream? dream meaning

Consider Common Dream Symbolism First

If there’s any such thing as a shortcut to finding dream meaning, this is it. The majority of dreams convey meaning using one of just a few forms of symbolism. So, chances are that your dream symbol represents something in your life or mind in one of the following ways, which you’ll begin to recognize as you interpret more dreams. When searching for a symbol’s meaning, always consider these most common forms of symbolism first.

Literal Translation
If the dream symbol (person, event, object, action, setting, etc.) exists in your real life, it might represent that actual element of your waking life. For example, your mother who was hugging you might represent a particular time she hugged you, or her affection toward you in general. Consider whether the dream symbol might represent the same thing in your current life, past, or imagined future, and whether your feelings about the dream symbol remind you of feelings you felt about something in your real life (perhaps recently).

Emotions
The emotions you feel regarding the dream symbol are probably the same as the emotions you feel about whatever the symbol represents in your real life. For example, if you feel overwhelmed by a swarm of insects in a dream, the swarm might represent your to-do list that feels overwhelming in real life. (See more about emotions in the Emotions symbol category.)

Abundance or Lack
A dream symbol can represent something that you feel you have too much of, do too much of, or want less of in your real life. Alternatively, your dream symbol could represent something that you feel you lack, do too little of, or want more of. If your dream contained a pleasant experience (such as relaxing on a beach), your subconscious mind could be pointing to your desire for more relaxation in your life. If your dream was unpleasant (such as someone judging you), your subconscious mind may have been focused on trying to avoid that kind of experience in real life.

Personal Symbolism
A dream symbol may convey meaning that you personally associate with it based on your experiences, feelings, and other influences (as described in Subconscious Influences on Dream Symbolism). For example, one person might associate a baby with vulnerability and someone else might associate it with growth.

A particular dream symbol may bring more than one meaning to mind for you. For example, money might bring to mind how fun it is to spend, but you might also think of money as power or a solution to financial problems. If the first meaning that comes to mind doesn’t seem to relate to anything in your real life and doesn’t resonate intuitively, explore additional meanings (TOOL: Caveman Explanation is helpful for this).

Importance
The symbols you tend to notice in a dream are often the most important ones. So a good place to start when exploring your dream is with the symbols that stood out. Symbols may stand out because they’re so huge you can’t miss them (like a boulder falling on your house) or they could be small details that happen to stand out in your mind (like the chipped rim of a teacup). Sometimes an important symbol is highlighted in the dream with a bright color, illuminated with light, pointed to with an arrow, or emphasized in some other way.

Urgency
If there’s a sense of urgency involved in the dream, the dream might represent an urgent matter that you feel needs attention in your real life (or one that you fear or imagine needing attention). For example, a dream about trying to put out a fire at work could point to a real-life problem that arose suddenly at work that you feel requires quick action to avoid catastrophe.

Subject Context
A dream might be about you or it could represent your perception of a friend or a recent situation—even in the media, on TV, or in a movie. For example, in a dream about a girl wearing a cheerful flowered dress, the girl could represent a happier version of yourself or your desire to feel more cheerful. Alternatively, she might represent a friend who was in a happy mood when you saw her yesterday, an upbeat song you just heard, or an optimistic character you saw in a TV show last night.

Time Context
A dream symbol could represent something in your past, present, or imagined future. Look for elements that bring to mind a particular time frame, either in the characteristics of the symbol itself or in the other things associated with it in the dream (people, activities, clothes, places, music, books, etc.). Time-related cues could include things like hair or clothing styles, a person appearing younger or older than their current age in real life, technologies of a different era, or personal cues such as the cowboy boots you wore at age seven.

Emotional Exaggeration
When a dream portrays a real-life situation that’s particularly emotional for the dreamer, sometimes the situation shows up as exaggerated in the dream. In other words, the subconscious mind may amplify the real-life situation, “making a mountain out of a molehill,” expressing how strongly you feel about the dream’s subject matter. For example, if in real life you saw a baby snake in your yard, and you’re very afraid of snakes, the snake might show up in a dream as a huge serpent attacking you. So, consider whether a particular dream symbol could represent a similar but less extreme situation in your waking life, about which you feel strong emotion.... consider common dream symbolism first dream meaning

Dream Interpretation And Recording Dreams

Dreams may come in almost any form and use any symbol or story line imaginable. Recognizing the feeling level in the dream as well as the particular symbols is important to understanding its meaning.

First, write down the dream as fully as you can. Second, write down all the symbols you can identify and the possible meaning beside them. Look them up; check an unabridged dictionary if necessary. Third, write out your interpretation. The following is a sample dream and its interpretation:

Step 1
The Dream

A woman was on a bus with a spiritual leader and members of a spiritual group. A man got on the bus wearing a dark coat and hat. He started robbing everyone. The woman had $600 in her wallet. She was lying in a sleeping bag. She wanted to hide her wallet but her left hand was asleep and she could not move.

Step 2
Recording dream symbols:

  • woman - feminine, creative part of self bus - large vehicle for growth
  • spiritual leader - her own higher self, spiritual teacher
  • spiritual group - growth conscious parts of self
  • man - masculine, assertive, strong part of self
  • dark - the unknown
  • coat - cover, hiding
  • hat - role she plays
  • robbing - stealing energy
  • $600 - 6 is your guidance, higher teachers, White Brotherhood (teachers of light); pay attention wallet - identity
  • sleeping bag - in a cocoon, hiding in a womb left hand - receiving hand asleep - numb, passive, not allowing others to give to her.

Step 3
Interpretation

The feminine part of the woman has a large capacity for growth. Many parts of herself are growth conscious and she is with or being led by her higher self. She has covered up or suppressed the strong, assertive part of herself. It is unknown to her. She allows people to take her energy without ever saying no. She gives her power away. The 6 is her guidance saying: look what you are doing. Be assertive!

She is afraid of losing her identity by being assertive and she is unable to do anything about it zipped up in her cocoon. She is unable to receive and allow others to give back to her. All her energy is going out, not returning. Her inability to receive is the main message of the dream.

Levels of Interpretation
A dream can be seen on many levels. There is a literal meaning which is usually not the correct interpretation. But it depends upon what you ask for.

For example, a woman asked that she be given insight on her marriage. She had tried many things to improve the situation, suggesting counseling, communication, and so on. In her dream she was shown herself and her husband in a desert, walking up to a trader selling phony wedding ban