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What does it mean to see an island in a dream?

Island Dream Meaning: From 29 Different Sources


(1) An island may be a symbol of the conscious ego’s relation to the unconscious (symbolized by the sea).

(2) It may symbolize your relations with your mother (represented by the sea). Is the sea threatening to engulf the island (too strong a mother-attachment) >

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Feelings of isolation or loneliness—the loneliness could be as one might feel when retired from work, isolated from a situation you once knew, feeling trapped, feeling safe from the world by introversion. Swimming, getting to an is­land: move to independence. Desert island: attempt to ‘get away from it all’. Island in stormy sea: personality traits which give strength amidst difficult emotions and turbulence. Large island with other people: isolating oneself by involvement with a particular belief or group of people.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

Being on an island may point to your feelings of isolation or loneliness. It may signify the need to be rescued by someone who cares.

An island in a dream may also represent the return to paradise or the pnmordial garden of innocence.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

A place of temporary, seasonal growth, or a symbol of isolation

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Land represents the conscious mind, and the ocean is the unconscious. An island is an isolated idea or construct in your consciousness that is separated from the rest of your awareness by issues that are of an emotional nature. An island in a dream can represent the sense of isolation that occurs when you are going through a difficult period.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

1. Remote;

2. Peaceful and serene;

3. An individual; Gen. 10:5

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

A totally protected area of one’s life, because it is surrounded by the holy spirit; see “water” and “moat”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

To dream of an island symbolizes an easy, comfortable, and well-lived life.

To dream that you are stranded on an island signifies that you are wallowing in despair and are at a lost as to what to do with your life. Alternatively, you may be seeking a form of refuge. Perhaps you are refusing to confront certain situations and have opted to run away from the inevitable.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

To escape to an island in a dream may mean the peace of solitude is needed by the dreamer.

A further meaning is that the dreamer is afraid of the surrounding waters of his or her unconscious and wishes to remain isolated from his or her inner feelings.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Vision: In a man’s dream, the island stands for frustration at work; you arc anxious to be involved, to create something new, to make use of your pioneer spirit. Or you are simply stressed out and want to (or should) take a break from your hectic lifestyle. When you return—maybe from a vacation— you can again set the world on fire. Being alone on an island: you want to be left alone or feel lonely. Seeing an abandoned island: you are traveling in uncharted waters—or you have no clue where to go from here.

Depth Psychology: An island reflects fear about the responsibilities of life and—in that sense—is an attempt to take flight from reality (or to retreat from the world). Sometimes it might simply be a matter of needing some peace and solitude after a particularly hectic period.

The dream can also be a warning about not isolating or withdrawing.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

To see an island means that those you think are your friends are not really that close or caring.

If you dream of being alone on an island, it is a sign of loneliness and frustration.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

Isolation and loneliness that you suffer from, or that you desire. This image often appears when you are frustrated at work.

A longing for harmony and peace, wanting to leave the world; vacation. As the “island of dreams,” this image is a symbol of self, pointing to a self- directed life, autonomy, and independence. Also, a symbol of the unconscious.

ASTROLOGY: A symbol of Aquarius.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

If you dream of escaping to an island, you can solve a problem by yourself if you take some time alone. This dream can also mean you are trying to avoid your true, inner feelings about a person or situation in your life.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

Another omen of difficulties ahead, but if you get away from the Island, you will conquer in the end.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Isolation.

2. Romance is in the offing.

3. Independence.

4. Escape.

5. Becoming inaccessible or unavailable.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

An island in a dream signifies happiness and comfort in varying degrees.

If the dreamer is running away from enemies to seek refuge on an island, it indicates a deep wish to escape from present conditions.

If there are many people on the island, the dreamer is lonely and seeks new companions.

The island represents a desire for unlimited freedom.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

Dreams of an island are symbolic of being in your own little world, reclusive, distant, lonely, protected, aloof and independent. Because islands are formed from centuries of volcanic eruptions, this dream symbolizes a beauty created by apparent disaster, and it is symbolic of how growth can seem to be slow and arduous, but if you stick with it, it will eventually pay off. See Hermit.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1- Dreaming of an island signifies the loneliness one can feci through isolation, self imposed or otherwise. We may feel out of touch with others or with situations around us.

An island can also represent safety in that, by- isolating ourselves, we are not subject to external pressures.

2- Occasionally we all need to recharge our batteries, and to dream of an island can help, or warn us, to do this.

Dreaming of a desert or treasure island indicates there is something to be gained by being alone and exploring our ability to cope with such a situation. We may actually function better in some wav.

3- In dreams an island can signify a spiritual retreat somewhere that is cut ofT from the world - which will allow us to contemplate our own spiritual Self.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To dream that you are on an island in a clear stream, signifies pleasant journeys and fortunate enterprises.

To a woman, this omens a happy marriage.

A barren island, indicates forfeiture of happiness and money through intemperance.

To see an island, denotes comfort and easy circumstances after much striving and worrying to meet honorable obligations.

To see people on an island, denotes a struggle to raise yourself higher in prominent circles.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Dreaming about being on an island can have several different meanings and could be very revealing. Consider your mood in this dream. Was the island a place of rest, peace or solitude? If the answer is yes, it suggests that you may need time to yourself for restoration and renewal.

The sea or the ocean generally symbolizes our unconscious. Thus, if you were very lonely or fearful of the waters around you, it may be an indication that you are unwilling to look deeply into yourself. You may be afraid of the materials that are under the surface of your conscious thoughts and feelings.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

The island is associated with ideas of salvation and refuge, in the case that it is a pleasant dream. On the other hand, an island can become a prison because of the isolation it produces. In general, the island demonstrates a desire to flee from reality, as well as the individualism of everyone.

If you are isolated on the island, you should try to analyze your feelings from other perspectives, since everything indicates that you don’t count on others when making decisions. Keeping in mind that the ocean symbolizes the unconscious mind, the island can signify the desire to stay safe in the conscious Self rather than wanting to investigate your interior. The sea, according to Freud’s studies, also symbolizes the mother figure. This dream, therefore, could be showing your maternal-filial relationship.

If the island is swallowed by water, it may mean that you feel pressured by an overly strict mother or by the lack of control of your unconscious forces. (See ARMOR, CASTILLE, ABANDONMENT, WATER and HERMIT)

In respect to this dream, oracles predict comfort and favorable circumstances.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

For a maiden to dream that she is resting comfortably on a small island surrounded by clear, Jim- pid water predicts a happy marriage with the man of her choice.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

An obstacle dream if you were a castaway on - one, and the outcome of your problem depends on whether or not you were rescued or succeeded in getting safely away.

However, if your dream featured living on or visiting an island, you can expect to have a new and exciting experience shortly.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Separation, isolation, or independence.

A remote, deserted island can represent freedom (from responsibilities, society, etc.), or physical, emotional, or mental isolation or deprivation.

A lush, tropical island can represent abundance, adventure, or pleasantness.

A beautiful resort island could represent relaxation, fun, or a break from day-to-day life.

See also: Stranded; Distance; Trip or Vacation; Sand; Tropical; Water, Body of

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Refuge for relaxation, creative self-expression; closing self off from people; desire to run away from situations; isolation.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

A dream auguring isolation, loneliness (Gypsy). Obviously symbolical.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Desertion)

Isolation and solitude, sometimes by choice. In these moments remember that even Moses had to spend time alone to find his destiny (see Desert).

Being shipwrecked by, or stranded in, life’s storms, without emotional support (see Boat, Water).

An archetypal Paradise or Eden where one strives for wholeness. In the myths of the Russians, Norse, Danes, and Hindus, islands are places filled with magical creatures and idyllic peace (see Garden).

Unshakable resolve and strength (e.g., being the “island in the stoi7n”).

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

The meaning behind being on an island depends on your mood in the dream.

If you were content, serene, and happy, the dream suggests you need to take time for rest and renewal.

If you were lonely and afraid, it may indicate you need to look deeply into yourself in order to sort out your thoughts and feelings towards life, a person, or a situation.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

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abandoned, an: need a break from the stress of your hectic life.

being alone on an: your pioneer fortitude is stifled by overwhelming loneliness.

family, with: wish to concentrate on the supportive whole.

others: rapid recovery from an il ness.

relatives: your conscience is not clear on your exciting and dangerous adventure.

covered with green vegetation: pleasant travel, profitable ventures and honor.

escaping to an: need the peace of solitude to sort things out.

heavily populated, a: must struggle alone for prominence in life.

leaving an: wish to come out of isolation and deal with real-life situation.

relatives on an: must struggle to rid yourself of unpleasant hangers-on.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

Island | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Island

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Insects Island

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Insects Island

Psychological / emotional perspective: Occasionally we all need to recharge our batteries, and to dream of an island can help, or warn us, to do this. Dreaming of a desert or treasure island indicates there is something to be gained by being alone and exploring our ability to cope with such a situation. We may actually function better in some way. ... insects island dream meaning

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Material aspects: Dreaming of an island signifies the loneliness one can feel through isolation, self-imposed or otherwise. We may feel out of touch with others or with situations around us. An island can also represent safety in that, by isolating ourselves, we are not subject to external pressures. ... insects island dream meaning

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