To dream of being an accountant or bookkeeper highlights the importance of objective and analytical skills; is your unconscious urging you to adopt a more unemotional and logical approach to a problem or is it a warning to manage your finances better?... The Element Encyclopedia
The landscape of your dream world has a consciousness all its own, and it is not uncommon for individuals to dream frequently of alternate universes. In fact, dreams by definition take us to an alternate- universe consciousness. This is one of those enigmatic dream symbols where the universal meaning is literal.
The landscape of any dream is an alternate universe of sorts.
If you have the sense that your dream is taking place in some other reality than the one you reside in, the first consideration will be to take in the theme and interpretation you are assigning the entire dream as a whole.
If the dream has a positive and uplifting feeling to it, the alternate universe may simply be a function of your unconscious being creative and expansive. However, there may be an element of wish fulfillment or denial being expressed. Creating an alternative universe might be a simplistic and convenient way of escaping the challenges that are present in the universe you call home.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of ammunition symbolize that you are on the defensive in your life. Perhaps you’ve been firing verbal attacks or feeling the need to protect yourself from caustic energy that is being fired at you. Keep in mind that which goes around comes around, and the only thing that can be threatened or destroyed is the ego.... Strangest Dream Explanations
See Bullet, Dynamite, etc. your dream was to someone else, be prepared for some unexpected difficulties ahead; but if you dreamed of the loss of one of your own members, you can look forward to an unanticipated important gain.
See also Hand, Leg, Arm, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Use of power to protect or to destroy; positive or negative. Words may be ammunition to plead a cause; bullets may be ammunition for violence. Examine whether you are gathering resources for positive action, or planning to use thoughts, words and deeds to attack yourself or another.... The Dream Books Symbols
In this dream, a child may find themselves faced with an evil force or power and, as in the breathing underwater dream, just when the situation becomes desperate or hopeless, they find that they transform into a superhero with extraordinary powers. As a superhero, they destroy their enemies and resolve the conflict. Not surprisingly, this dream is more common with boys than girls, perhaps because from an early age boys are influenced by superhero role models, such as Spiderman or Power Rangers. The dream may also continue into adulthood.
The child who has this kind of dream tends to be coping with some kind of problem or obstacle; for example, financial hardship, or family tensions and conflicts, and the dream may reflect these tensions. The child may feel that they are trapped by the situation and are helpless to do anything about it; the dream refers to their desire to make problems disappear magically. But this kind of dream may point to more than a wish for magical powers, as it also shows the dreamer that within them these magical and unique powers are just waiting to be discovered.... The Element Encyclopedia
If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if person is known, what you feel about them.
If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.
Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any destination. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).
To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of human life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.
A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.
The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.
Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The importance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the passionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.
A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream that you are a bookkeeper implies that you must try to synchronize all aspects of your life. It may also mean that you need to accept responsibility and admit your faults or flaws.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
whoever sees something from these mentioned / that mention, and [if] in it is good or what is indicative of good, and [of] good tidings, then it is interpreted by: the reaching of the goals, and attainment of hopes. And whoever sees different of that then its expression / meaning is contrary.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
If the foods in your dream are breakfast foods such as cereal and toast, these may suggest your attitude to a new project. It is worth recalling how these foods were eaten. Was there an atmosphere of calm or was the meal rushed? This can have implications for how you are feeling about a new stage in your life.
Alternatively, your mind may already be thinking ahead about what to make for breakfast in the morning. It is not uncommon for your fleeting thoughts to be incorporated into your dream.
If a lunch features in your dreams, this implies a need to take time out from your daily efforts to revitalize yourself. The appearance of a dream lunchbox could be urging you to get as much done as possible or economize financially.
Supper pertains to a need to revitalize and energize yourself, whereas dinner connotes your main source of nourishment. The dinnerware used will portray your personal perspective towards nourishing yourself. A dinner dance suggests the joyful, nourishing benefits. A dining room usually suggests a concentrated and enjoyable manner of being nourished, whereas a dining car corresponds to a need to pay attention to your emotional needs whilst on your life journey.
If you enjoy a snack in your dream this implies rejuvenation or the re-energizing of yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream about bumper cars may suggest that you have manipulated others or that you feel manipulated. This dream is also common when your beliefs, lifestyle, or goals are clashing with another’s. Or, it might be a warning that you need to be more careful in your everyday life and habits.... My Dream Interpretation
To see a billboard in your dream, is a strong sign or message that you need to take note of in your path toward your goals. Consider what advice the bumper sticker is trying to convey to you.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about living in a camper signifies that you must press forward within some area of your life. You could be focusing too much on an aspect that should be ignored. You could also be showing a wish to become more self-assured and sovereign.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If a person sees himself entering an unknown house and climbing the upper protions of the house, it means he will marry some woman who will be a means of prosperity for him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Whether or not you attended university or college, in dreams they often symbolize the hunger for knowledge. A dream about graduating suggests a sense of independence and success, and the beginning of a new phase in your life; it can, however, also indicate how you feel about your progress. Are you the one receiving the honors or are you watching from the back row?... The Element Encyclopedia
In waking life, communes and communities are gatherings of like-minded people who, being often prepared to sacrifice personal material gain for social ends, often work for scant pay; if you are in a dream commune or community, do you feel a little exploited in your working situation or taken advantage of in some way? Your dream may also be expressing your sense of concern for the common good. Perhaps you are thinking about undertaking some kind of volunteer work or your dreaming mind is urging you to do so.... The Element Encyclopedia
Careful research into speech shows that we constantly use a miracle of mental functioning in communicating with each other. Each sentence we hear spoken undergoes enormous forms of analysis. Each word is taken and a meaning sought. This is compared with other meanings, depending on context in sentence, conversational direction, speaker and speaker’s tone. At unbelievable speed, we formulate our response, with similar search and comparisons, as well as filters controlling social situation, mood, status of person being addressed, and so on. All this takes place with almost no awareness, so we can think of it as a process of the unconscious. Factors which govern subjects spoken of and choice of words are also largely unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Any tool of communication – telephone, mobile or cellphone, email, fax machine, computer, internet, television – suggests that the veil between the spiritual and physical worlds can be penetrated. We are capable of better and wider communication than previously.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The computer can symbolize spiritual records and the past, present and future.
A database would, for instance, suggest the ordering of information. Text messaging might suggest brief but necessary information, whereas a fax, being slightly outdated, requires us to bring what we know up to date.
The telephone signifies communication with unseen people and might therefore highlight communication with the spirit world.
The television is, quite literally, a medium through which information is passed.
The internet will tend to signify wider, more global, communication and available information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Communication occurs on so many levels that images of modern technology can now accurately mimic in dreams the way we communicate.
A stored document suggests that we are making a link with past memories or stored information which we may need to access in order to progress.
The computer and other high technology images are now such a part of people’s lives that it very much depends on other circumstances in the dream as to the correct interpretation of the image.
A computer crashing, for instance, suggests that there is a problem with the means of communication rather than communication itself. As modern day technology spreads, such an image may simply be a means of conveying a message from the unconscious to the conscious mind, whereas in other cases it will be a reminder of personal potential or abilities.
A keyboard, requiring a certain degree of skill, can suggest the stages of proficiency we need to acquire in order to communicate our ideas efficiently.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of difficulties in communicating suggests something needs to be said or you need to understand the messages you are receiving.
• It can also indicate feelings of isolation and being left out. Do you feel unable to express yourself? Are you being heard? Are you failing to get your message across? • Communication dreams are also a way for your dreaming mind to communicate a relevant message to you so pay attention to what you hear or see written down in these types of dreams.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you hear a message in a dream which you know to be important but simply cannot understand, even if it is in your own language, this is a clear symbol of frustration in waking life. A similar scenario would be if you are trying to explain something to someone but cannot make yourself understood. Both dreams speak of times in your life when, for some reason, communication is blocked, or you are misreading the emotions of someone or they are misreading you.
If you dream that you have muddled your words, this suggests a vain struggle to attract the attention of someone in your dream. The inability to say the right words when you meet them may symbolize feelings of inadequacy in real life or a deep sense of frustration that the important people in your life, or the people you respect and admire, do not appreciate or even notice you. One of the most distressing scenarios in a dream is when you try to talk or cry out but have no voice.
If you have such a dream, try to work out who is not hearing you in waking life; do you need to listen more and give your voice a rest?
Tripping up in public, forgetting your words when giving a speech, treading on someone’s toes in a dance, or spilling food and drink over a VIP can all betray a deep sense of social inadequacy, even with regard to people close to you. Perhaps your ineptitude masks an element of defiance, expressing your feelings of frustration with the stifling rules and norms of social convention.
If someone you know appears in a dream but you find yourself unable to recognize them, this suggests feelings of frustration or ambivalence towards that person in waking life. A similar sense is conveyed if you are looking on as a spy whilst a friend or lover commits a crime, or an illicit or compromising act.... The Element Encyclopedia
This religious ritual featured in a dream predicts sad, but not griev- ous, news, unless the ser- vice was out of doors, in which case the omen is reversed and the news will be joyous.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Computers are symbols of the brain and your thinking processes, therefore computer malfunctions or problems suggest errors in thinking, faulty logic or distortions in the way you are approaching a current issue. Pay attention to your response in this dream, as it may provide a clue to how you can tackle real-life problems that are frustrating you. The hard drive of your computer may be associated with the functional, driven part of your personality, the screen with the image you have of yourself and the world, the printer with the manifestation of your plans and the software as your creativity. Blank sheets of paper in your dream may be a symbol of either hope or despair; the opportunity to create or the sense that you have no fresh ideas. Paper that is crumbled up or torn can suggest the rejection of outdated ideas.... The Element Encyclopedia
Security and safety. Tying up loose ends and knowing that everything is in its place. Connections and networks. Maintaining those ties you perceive as important. Relationships. Binding yourself to someone or something (e.g., the “ties that bind”).
Note that if the connecting device is being taken off” or opened, the above symbolism is reversed.... The Language of Dreams
Any cooperative activity in a dream may be taken as revealing the interrelatedness and potential creative cooperation of the various parts or functions of the psyche. What obstacles, what inner resistances need to be dissolved in order to make the ideal a reality?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To see crickets in your dream represents the need for introspection. You need to pay attention to Jiminy Cricket, your conscience. To hear crickets in your dream suggests that you are letting minor things bother you. To see a grasshopper in your dream foretells of enemies that will threaten your interest, disappointments in business or illness. To draw other people’s attention to a grasshopper signifies your indiscretion in dispatching your private business.
Because we associate grasshoppers and crickets with the lazy days of summer, to dream of them may be often be more positive than is suggested by the interpretations above; your dream may simply have been wish-fulfillment. It could also have been a comment on your grasshopper mind: the inability to focus on anything for long before turning to something else.
The image of a plague of locusts is so strong in human thought that even in dreams it can present retribution for some wrongdoing in waking life. Dreams of locusts could mirror the horde of ugly problems that have been plaguing you in your waking hours. To see locusts in your dream could also signify scattered thoughts that need direction if they are to make an impact in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
(one who draws blood from others, as a medical procedure) : interpreted upon 8 sides: delivery of a trust, book of stipulations / signs & Guardianship, evils & preordained friends & Sunna & isolation. It depends [upon whether] an abscess / sore appears, or [the spot is] amenable / complies. Also contingent on [if] the cupper was a man who wastes away the matters of people by his hands.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
To dream of a dead person or corpse usually represents some aspect of your life that has died. It can refer to the death of feelings in connection with someone, to the depression that follows big changes in your life or to the feeling that you are going nowhere. Alternatively, the dead person may be a part of yourself that you want to leave behind or it could be a warning that you are taking too much from life and not putting enough back.
If you dreamed of the death of a loved one who is seriously ill or advanced in years, your unconscious may have been preparing you for their future departure from your life. By exposing you in the dream to emotions that will overwhelm you, your shock may be lessened and thus easier to bear.
Dreams such as this one may also be urging you to tell loved ones how much they mean to you before it is too late. If, in your dream, you felt no emotion at all when a loved one died, the interpretation is likely to be different, as it represents something in your life that is coming to an end or that should end. An alternative explanation is that you fear the death of your relationship, particularly if your partner has withdrawn emotionally from you in the waking world. A dream in which you became a widow or widower or suffer bereavement can indicate feelings of loneliness in waking life.
If you are in a relationship, such a dream may suggest that there is a lack of understanding or a communication breakdown between you and your partner. For dreams of a dead person see GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a desperate housewife or of the show, “Desperate Housewives” denote your connection to the dark side of femininity: vindictiveness, competition, beauty used as a weapon, and victimization. See Drama Queen and Karma.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The purpose of the diaper ultimately points to the freedom it brings. By virtue of the diaper’s presence, the wearer is able to be unconcerned with when and where the release of toxins and waste occurs. Since there is often shame connected with the acts of defecation and urination, the diaper can be thought of as a container for your shame. Are you holding on to things that make you feel bad about yourself?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of diapers symbolize protection, release of negativity and perhaps an inability to control your feelings and urges. This dream could be reflecting a place within you that is immature and in need of personal responsibility. Alternatively, you may be purifying and releasing ways of the past. See Defecation.... Strangest Dream Explanations
For a man this dream predicts a change of job or position to one of greater responsibility; for a woman, it forecasts a temporary separation from her husband or fiance, or a break with her current boy friend, whichever applies.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of drinking from any kind of communal dipper is a warning to guard against the impulsive breach of family or personal confidences; no matter what the provocation, hold your tongue or you’ll regret it... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
An unknown elderly person in a dream represents one’s good luck, happiness and one’s assiduity and diligence.
If the unknown elderly person looks strong in the dream, he represents one’s strength. Otherwise, if he looks feeble, then he represents one’s weakness. Whatever physical conditions an elderly person is seen with in the dream, such condition will reflect in one’s own state.
If an elderly person comes toward the person seeing the dream, it means that someone will help him attain a praiseworthy rank. Ifone follows an elderly person in a dream, it means that he follows a good path.
If one sees an elderly person and displeases him in the dream, it means that he will displease a close friend or reject his advice. Ifhe pleases him in the dream, it means that he will consent with a close good friend and they will walk together on the path to reap material as well as spiritual benefits. Ifone sees a gathering of friendly people but could not determine whether they are young or elderly in a dream, it means that he will discover new avenues in his life and he will draw material and spiritual benefits from them.
If he sees a gathering of young people he does not recognize in the dream, it means that he will associate himself with rich people.
If he sees a gathering of elderly people he does not recognize in the dream, it means that he will associate himself with good friends.
If a woman sees an elderly person she could not recognize in the dream, he represents the world.
If a young man sees himself turned into an elderly person in a dream, it means that he will acquire knowledge and wisdom. Listening to a good looking elderly person in a dream means receiving honor and rank.
If an elderly person sees himself turned young in a dream, it represents his strength, wealth, good living and a healthy life, or it could mean material or religious losses, or it could mean his death. Ifan elderly person sees himselfbeingborn again in a dream, it means his death.
If he is ill, it could represent his attachment to the world, and if he is poor, it could denote his earning.
If an elderly person sees himself as a youth in a dream, it could also mean committing a childish act or an unwise act.
A wise elderly person in a dream represents honor, rank, dignity, wealth, blessings and longevity. On the other hand, seeing an elderly person in a dream could represents failure, weaknesses, defeat, disablement or inertness.
(Also see Gray hair)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of going abroad and meeting the emperor of a nation in your travels, denotes that you will make a long journey, which will bring neither pleasure nor much knowledge. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It symbolizes power, justice, and rigor; the Emperor marks a social and career advancement. However, if he’s in a bad mood the meaning of the dream will be the opposite. Freudians identify him with the father figure, severe and rigorous.
If the emperor is from a foreign country, there will be possibilities of a trip that will not bring you great benefits. Finally, pleading with such authority indicates a concern in the romantic ground.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Control, perhaps an authority figure.You are being restricted by someone or something’s power or overpowering attitude over you – could even be your own strict rules affecting your life. There is a restriction in your life. You may not be aware of this consciously so examine your situation, and those with whom you are in close contact – including yourself.Control can be good when used to repattern or it can be restricting to a fault.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Difficulty at work. Passing a test points to ambition; failing a test points to inferiority complexes. Also, a symbol of differentiation and self- testing. According to Freud and Adler, memories of childhood misdeeds and punishment that are never forgotten. Today in psychoanalysis, the test is more indicative of life struggles.
One of the most common dreams is failing an exam. In the dream one is not prepared for the exam. In a variation, one is onstage and doesn’t know the lines. Both situations refer to a fear of failing in public.
The dreamer should examine his self-esteem. In the exam situation, usually the subject—or question one doesn’t know how to answer—gives an indication of the field in which one feels insecure. Onstage, the play or scene is sometimes a key to the field of fear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Infuriation; Irritation; Jealousy) Exasperation without a reason in a dream means a sudden death. Exasperation in a dream also could signify involvement in a scandal or suffering from an illness that will help changing one’s attitude about life.
If one sees himself infuriated or irritated by someone in a dream, it means that he will suffer the consequences of his qualities or lose his money. Exasperation, infuriation or irritation in a dream all mean poverty and loss of money.
(Also see Infuriating)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Technically, to be excommunicated is to be denied access to the sacraments, so in dreams signifies being prevented from communicating with the divine n emotionally, to find ourselves excommunicated in dreams suggests being cut off from a source of comfort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: As humans we have a strong need at times to belong to groups. When we dream of being excommunicated we must cope with feelings of rejection, and perhaps of disapproval.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Whether the expert in your dream was your- self or someone else, the forecast is of a return of something you thought lost or an unexpected reward for a past favor you had forgotten.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream that you have E.S.P., signifies a personal and highly spiritual message from your unconscious. You need to pay more attention to what people are telling you and trying to convey to you.... My Dream Interpretation
(Heavy weight) If one sees himself unusually fat in a dream, it means increase in his wealth and richness. Ifhe is wearing a yellow gown in the dream, then his dream represents a light sickness that will not last. Being fat in a dream represents respect, honor, strong religious convictions, being a special person, or it could mean fame.
To dream that you are wearing flippers for swimming, suggests that you have grown spiritually and are ready to leave the past behind. You are ready to deal with emotional challenges and move forward to a new stage of your life.... My Dream Interpretation
The gatekeeper allows passage from one form or condition to another.
If the dreamer is the gatekeeper, the dream may mean the dreamer should be careful about what he or she allows to pass through or hold on to in his or her life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
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.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Good luck superstitions have been around for centuries and vary from culture to culture. Here are some of the most common and their appearance in your dream can, depending on the context and mood of the dream, be a positive sign: Fingers Crossed. Knock on wood. Sneezing three times before breakfast.
Meeting three sheep. Looking at the new moon over your right shoulder. A four-leaved clover. Spilling wine while proposing a toast. Putting a dress on inside out. Nine peas in a peapod. Hearing crickets singing. Picking up a pin. Dropping a glove. A horseshoe. Peacock feathers. Cutting your hair during a storm. Sleeping facing south. White heather. Picking up a pencil in the street. Breaking clear and uncolored glass. Walking in the rain. Sleeping on un-ironed sheets. Avoiding cracks in the sidewalk. An itch on the top of your head. Scissors hanging on a hook. A ladybird on you. Carrying an acorn on your person will ensure good luck and longevity! Picking up a piece of coal that has fallen in your path. Black cat. To have one’s garments caught up by a bush or briar when out walking promises monetary gain.
New enterprises will be fortunate if begun at the time of the new Moon. You meet the same person twice when out on business. Dolphins swimming near a ship. A naked woman on board a boat is said to calm the seas. Setting out to play golf on a rainy day. Rabbit’s foot. See a penny, pick it up.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream about a grasshopper represents liberty, sovereignty, and spiritual understanding. This dream may also represent your difficulty in making a decision or settling down.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Psychological / emotional perspective: A grasshopper mind (one which flits all over the place) shows an inability to settle to anything and can actually be seen in dreams as a grasshopper. We should perhaps concentrate more on important matters so we can achieve our aims.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The grasshopper is a symbol of freedom and capriciousness, and in dreams it can often indicate a bid, or our need, for freedom. You might also like to consult the entry for insects.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of the Grim Reaper, represents aspects of your personality that are negative or repressed. It can also symbolize the end of something, like a relationship or moving away.... My Dream Interpretation
These dreams may be hidden messages and experiences that are influenced by the culture in which the person lived.
According to Freud, the personage is almost always the symbol for a father or mother. According to Jung, if the name of such a person is mentioned in your dream, you should find out about that person—who he was, who was around during his time, and what he did.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream that you are taking part in the Holy Communion, warns you that you will resign your independent opinions to gain some frivolous desire.
If you dream that there is neither bread nor wine for the supper, you will find that you have suffered your ideas to be proselytized in vain, as you are no nearer your goal.
If you are refused the right of communion and feel worthy, there is hope for your obtaining some prominent position which has appeared extremely doubtful, as your opponents are popular and powerful.
If you feel unworthy, you will meet with much discomfort.
To dream that you are in a body of Baptists who are taking communion, denotes that you will find that your friends are growing uncongenial, and you will look to strangers for harmony. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a housekeeper are symbolic of -transformation and keeping your mental and emotional house in order; cleaning, polishing, dusting, and removing the negative thoughts that clutter your body, mind, and spirit.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Imperial margarine spread on a piece of toast may suggest that you are being honored. It may remark on being treated well, like royalty. It may also signify a cheap imitation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
We would be unwise to ignore this aspect of ourselves and shouldn’t dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.
If we do not, we will be continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.
It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the shadow. Indigenous peoples such as aboriginal, maori, native american: see individual entry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a trampoline or jumping castle for kids represents that you are feeling buoyant, excited and childlike. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message to take the art of playing seriously because frivolity can be serious medicine for the soul.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Personal guard; Prison guard) If a notable or a public figure sees his keepers of the gates, or his personal guards standing-up in a dream, it means that they are performing their duty correctly.
If they are sitting in the dream, it means that they are failing their duties.
The governor’s keeper of the gate in a dream represents glad tidings. Usually he represents a notable person, or a great person who is sought for advice, whereby both great and little people depend on him for access.
The keeper of the gate in a dream also represents abeyance, or blocking one’s access.
(Also see Doorman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Are you being challenged to take note of something or express something? In what sense do you see yourself as a blank piece of paper, and in what sense as a piece of paper that has writing on it?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Dreaming about a white, empty piece of paper means new possibilities and new opportunities; an empty piece of paper promises future possibilities already in the making. Receiving an empty piece of paper from another person: you are under the influence of somebody else (whether negative or positive depends on the rest of the dream images).
If you are looking at pages in a book, it means you are thirsty for knowledge, This is good for studying, and also for finalizing contracts. See Paper and the chapter on “Letters in Dreams.” Looking at many green leaves: expect a happy event; you are entertaining new ideas and establishing interesting goals. Wdted leaves: worries and defeat. Watching falling leaves: misfortune or loss in your family. See Branch, Leaves, Tree.
Depth Psychology: Green leaves symbolize emotional and intellectual growth; wilted leaves stand for what has passed. Vou have lost your footing and feel tossed about like “a leaf in the wind.”... Dreamers Dictionary
1- To dream of a leper suggests that we are aware of some aspcct of ourselves that we feel to be unclean. We feci that we have been rejected by society without quite knowing why. We may also feci that we have been contaminated in some wav.
2- If we are caring for a leper we need to attend to those parts of ourselves we consider unclean, rather than trying to dispose of them.
If the leper is offering us something, it may be that we have a lesson to learn about humility.
3- Spiritually; a leper in a dream can suggest that we are having to deal with a moral dilemma which takes us away from compassion and caring.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a leper means worries, resdessness, or danger in the near future. Becoming a leper: you are unable to see your true self. You feel separated from the people around you or not accepted by them; everything in life seems negative.
Depth Psychology: “Emotional garbage” is pushing up from the unconscious and is symbolized in the face of the dreamer. Lepers have always been shunned by society and forced to live in isolation. Seeing yourself as a leper: the harmony in your life, your spirit, is broken. Pay attention to other images in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
Spiritually, a leper in a dream can suggest that we are having to deal with a moral dilemma that takes us away from compassion and caring. This image is less prevalent today as such diseases become more treatable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of a leper suggests that we are aware of some aspect of ourselves that we feel to be unclean. We feel that we have been rejected by society without quite knowing why. We may also feel that we have been contaminated in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
This dream shows the desire to hear from someone or to change your current situation. You need either a new opportunity or a new challenge.
If by reading it a pleasant feeling comes up, then your future is protected; if it produces anxiety, it may indicate that you need to take things more positively.
If the letter is from a friend, you need support; if it comes from a company or institution, you crave changing your job; however, if you dream that you do not receive letters, it should encourage you to get in touch with your loved ones. It could be that they are requiring your help. The letter could also come from your unconscious that tries to give you a message about your behavior or circumstances.
It is important that you pay attention to it.
For some superstitions, dreaming of a letter portends unexpected news. For others, it predicts a close marriage.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams are a unique form of communication; a way for your dreaming self to communicate with you.
Sometimes the messages contained within dreams can be obscure and difficult to interpret but if your dream contains symbols of communication, such as letters, handwriting, telephones or emails, its meaning may be easier to interpret. Often these symbols are entwined with a wealth of other images but sometimes you may wake with a lingering image of them as the main item in your dream.
Both Carl Jung and Fritz Perls believed that each dream symbol is an aspect of your true self and that communication symbols, in particular, contain useful messages from your unconscious. When trying to interpret these messages, first consider whether the communication makes a clear reference to your waking life or triggers other associations for you. The next thing to consider is the form the communication took and what this suggests. For example, a phone call suggests something more informal than a telegram.
If the communication was coded, does that imply a close connection or a lack of understanding? Considering all these aspects in their context along with the other symbols in your dream may help with the interpretation. See also NUMBERS; SOUNDS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Rights and privileges; things that we can and cannot do legally or morally. So, the questions here pertain to what type of license is pictured, and what’s happening with the license in the dream. Is it being granted, taken away, torn up?
If you have a driving test or have to attend driving school soon, this is likely a circumstantial dream that requires no further interpretation (see Car).... The Language of Dreams
Famous people appear in dreamland just as they do in the media. On the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, thousands of people described how they had dreamed of her. During his presidency, Bill Clinton was also an extremely common dream figure in the United States. His vitality and leadership ability seemed to strike a chord with men and women alike. As they sorted through power issues in themselves and others, dreams of the president offered a forum to explore the dynamics involved. Whenever there is a major event involving someone famous or someone charismatic dominating public awareness, you can expect an upsurge in this type of dream.
Getting to meet your hero or heroine is usually an expression of a wishfulfillment dream. Typically, the celebrity appears as a friend and gives helpful advice. The famous person may be living or from the past, but in your dream you regard them as your best friend. They may even visit you in your home in recognition of the special bond between you.
If you dream of meeting a famous person, ask yourself if you would like more recognition for your star qualities in your waking life.
If this doesn’t apply, ask yourself what the famous person means to you. What psychological characteristics and traits does this person symbolize to you?
Famous people in our dreams are telling us to ‘Go for it!’ by integrating the positive qualities we admire in them into our own personalities. Reflect upon what this person symbolizes for you. The primary qualities you admire may not necessarily be fame, beauty or money. You may place greater value on psychological aspects such as their drive or even recovery from an addiction or tragedy. Get in touch with these aspects of yourself and work to bring them into focus and manifestation. In some cases dreams of meeting famous people don’t highlight feelings of inferiority in waking life they can empower you and add real value. For example, to dream of meeting, talking or even helping a person such as the late Mother Teresa might plant the kernel of an idea into your mind that you might find great satisfaction in voluntary work of charitable donation.
If you dream of meeting the prime minister or president or running for high office, the dream’s interpretation depends on how you rate the value of politicians in society.
If you dream of meeting a famous writer, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens or J. K. Rowling, perhaps you have always longed to write a book or perhaps you want to express yourself better in waking life so your opinions can influence or stimulate other people.
If you dream of being a great composer such as Mozart or Beethoven, do you yearn for passion and creativity in your waking life? Mozart represents the tragic image of a great artist cut down in their prime. Mozart also represents effortless beauty achieved through dedication and hard work. Ludwig von Beethoven was a musician of extraordinary talent and his heroic ability to challenge convention and create timeless beauty out of adversity makes his story extraordinary.
If you dream of meeting a great artist, such as Vincent Van Gogh or Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps you have an artistic talent you need to nurture or simply feel that your life should be more creative. Dreams that feature Leonardo da Vinci may evoke in you a desire to share the secrets of his genius. Perhaps you yearn to understand life’s mysteries? If Picasso appears in your dreams, perhaps in conjunction with his famous cubist paintings in which he has broken down a face or a body into its various facets, the dream image may express a need to understand all aspects of your life, observe them separately and then put them together to make sense of them all. To dream of Picasso suggests the importance of observing life’s complexity even if you cannot understand it.
Whatever famous or influential person you meet, or become, your dreams are all ones of aspiration and striving to achieve your ideals. See also PEOPLE; ROLES.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Discharge; Menstruation; The Curse of Eve) Experiencing one’s menstrual period in a dream means that one has committed a wrongdoing, or it could mean confusion.
If a woman sees herself taking a ritual ablution thereafter in the dream, it means that she will repent for his sin and her adversities will be dispelled.
If an aged woman sees herself experiencing that in the dream, it means that she will bear a son.
If a widow or an unmarried woman experiences her menstrual period in a dream, it means that she will get married.
If a man sees himself experiencing women’s menstrual period in a dream, it means that he will commit an unlawful act, or that he lies. Ifhe sees his wife in her period in the dream, it means that she will close herself to him, or that he will lose money in his business.
(Also see Garden; Hilarity; Mirth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a mentally ill person in a dream: it would be wise to get your lite back to a more orderly state—it might prevent serious harm.
Depth Psychology: Mentally ill people in a dream are a sign that your thoughts and actions don’t make sense. Use your head! You have a good mind! Seeing yourself as mentally ill: stay away from people with too much imagination, people that love to build “castles in the air.” See Fool.... Dreamers Dictionary
Our name represents our sense of self, our essential T.
If name is altered: suggests a sense of change in the way we see ourself. Other people’s names: our feelings for that person; the quality we feel in regard to someone else with the same name, or wordplay or associations with the name.
A woman dreamt a friend asks her ‘Do you know where Chris is?*; she replied he was on the back seat. On waking she realises she is being asked ‘Where’s the crisis?’ Two weeks later she had a kidney infection—in the back seat. Names also suggest qualities, as in Peter, the rock; or one’s friend Pat may be pleasure loving, so we use the name or person to represent that quality. See wordplay, puns.
Place names: these can represent our feelings about the place, or be similar to personal names in their suggestion of something. Example: ‘On the other side of the road was a window with my wife’s ring and watch and other trinkets. I went to pick them up but a stranger put his hand over them. I then crossed the road to get a bus to Andover’ (Arthur P). Arthur’s dream wants to make sure he gets the message by saying hand-over and Andover.
Idioms: call someone names; clear someone’s name; have a bad name; not a thing to one’s name; in name alone; in the name of; make a name for oneself; name dropper, one’s middle name, name is mud; somebody who shall be nameless; or my name’s not . . .; worthy of the name; name in vain; lend one’s name to; name the day. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A near-death experience (NDE) is a phenomenon reported by people who have been declared clinically dead by medical experts, or passed close to death through accident or illness, but are later revived. They report an altered state of consciousness in which they feel they are traveling through a tunnel towards a warm and bright light or they are floating above their body watching medical efforts to revive them.
Intriguingly, near-death reports from different cultures around the world are generally consistent and in many instances are identical to the features of the post-mortem state that is described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. There is also a marked similarity between NDEs and reports of the inner journeys of shamanism, astral travel and out-of- body experiences.
The term ‘near-death experience’ was coined by American doctor Raymond Moody in the 1970s to describe the phenomenon outlined above. Prior to publication of Moody’s book, Life After Life in 1975, NDEs were not openly talked about; once the book came out, more and more people began to talk about them. By 1982 a Gallup poll suggested that as many as eight million Americans had had some kind of NDE. Moody and a number of other NDE researchers, such as Kenneth Ring, a psychologist and founding member of the International Association of Near Death Studies at the University of Connecticut, were able to identify a number of traits common to all NDEs, even though the experience was always unique to each individual. They concluded that in a NDE, people typically experience one or more of the following phenomena in this sequence: a sense of leaving the material world behind or an out-of-body experience in which they feel they are floating above their bodies looking down; cessation of pain, a feeling of great calm and peace; traveling down a dark tunnel towards a light at its end; meeting spirit beings, many of whom are dead friends and relatives; meeting a spirit guide who takes them through their life story and puts their life into perspective without any negative judgment; and, finally, an abrupt and sometimes reluctant return to life.
The great majority of NDEs are described as being positive and uplifting; around three per cent are described as negative or frightening. Almost anyone can have the experience and it is not limited to those who have religious beliefs, although many people who have experienced a NDE do become more religious or develop a spiritual belief system afterwards. Almost all say they lose their fear of death, this being replaced by a strong belief in an afterlife. Many discover a meaning and purpose to their lives that they may have previously lacked. In some cases, the NDE leaves a person with heightened intuitive or psychic powers.
Even though millions of people claim to have had an NDE, it is impossible for researchers to prove scientifically that the experience is genuine. Evidence is therefore based entirely on anecdotal reports.
According to skeptics, the NDE is a dream or hallucination caused by, amongst other things, a lack of oxygen, the release of the body’s natural pain killers called endorphins and increased levels of carbon dioxide as the brain dies. NDEs were reportedly reproduced by Ronald Siegel, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, when LSD and other drugs were administered. NDE supporters stress, however, that drug-induced hallucinations and NDEs are totally different things. Such explanations also do not take into account the fact that many people brought back to life can give accurate accounts of their resuscitations, of medical procedures carried out on them or report conversations they overheard at the time they were allegedly dead. This suggests that some part of consciousness can separate from the body at death. There is no doubt that the near-death experiences are supported by impressive documentation and, for believers in them, these reports constitute a very powerful argument for the existence of an afterlife.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of newspapers, denotes that frauds will be detected in your dealings, and your reputation will likewise be affected.
To print a newspaper, you will have opportunities of making foreign journeys and friends. Trying, but failing to read a newspaper, denotes that you will fail in some uncertain enterprise. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Something that is news to you, or you have just become, or need to be, aware of, something conscious rather than unconscious; something publicly known about yourself. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Largely in dreams a newspaper will suggest knowledge which is publicly available. It may be information that we require in order to make sense of the world around us, or it may be something which is specific to us.
A tabloid newspaper may suggest sensational material, whereas a quality one would suggest better researched data.
A Sunday newspaper may suggest that we have the ability to assimilate the knowledge we need in periods of rest and relaxation.
A local newspaper signifies that the facts we require arc close to hand.
2- Newspapers in dreams signify- new information available to us which is now conscious, rather than being held subconsciously.
It is information which we need.
A blank page can have two meanings. Firstly; the information may not be available to us for various reasons. Secondly; it may be for us to provide the information for other people to make use of.
3- Spiritually, we should be aware that what we do needs to be for the Greater Good. We need to be more publicly visible.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Reading a newspaper means you will receive interesting news—but who should you believe (everybody is saying something different)? Seeing a newspaper (without reading it): you pay little attention to what is going on around you—but be less cavalier, more observant. Seeing your name in the paper: watch out—someone is determined to wreck your reputation. See Leaf, Name, Paper.
Depth Psychology: A newspaper represents things we don’t know. However, information in newspapers is not always clear; it presents different opinions. Are you uncertain right now about who to believe? Newspapers reveal and expose things: are you afraid that someone is revealing your personal secret?... Dreamers Dictionary
A dream about reading the newspaper is about seeking knowledge that is relevant to your current situation and about receiving information from your unconscious. Pay attention, the headlines are important to your present situation and to your future. See Sign and Prophetic Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Spiritually, we should be aware that what we do needs to be for the greater good. We probably need to be more publicly visible, though we are not particularly comfortable with this.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Newspapers in dreams signify new information available to us of which we are now aware rather than it being held subconsciously.
A blank page in a newspaper can have two meanings: firstly, the information may not be available to us for various reasons; secondly, it may be for us to provide the information for other people to make use of.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Largely in dreams a newspaper will suggest knowledge that is in the public domain. It might be information that we require in order to make sense of the world around us, or something that is specific to us.
A tabloid newspaper in theory may suggest sensational material, whereas a quality one would suggest better researched data.
A sunday newspaper indicates that we have the ability to assimilate the knowledge we need in periods of rest and relaxation.
A local newspaper signifies that the facts we require are close to hand. You might like to consult the entries for communication and media.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To read a newspaper in a dream signifies that events at a distance are conspiring in your favor, to buy a newspaper predicts a quick rise in status; to use a newspaper for wrapping or in any other way indicates a happy reunion with absent friends or relations or the reestablishment of a past happy association.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The dream reveals your desire to be well informed and educated. It shows your fear of public ridicule for not keeping up with news.
Reading several newspapers or magazines denotes a favorable business and portends success. Destroying it announces lies in your inner circle. However, a newspaper can also predict marriage with a wealthy person.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Though these are less and less common in our culture, newspapers are a conduit for a person to connect to important current events. As a symbol, a newspaper relates to how well informed you are in your community and your social experience in life.
The presence of newspapers in your dream may indicate a desire to be better informed about the world in which you live.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If there is anxiety felt in a newspaper dream, then reading a newspaper may indicate concern about one’s reputation. It may also signify the desire to be recognized and acclaimed.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
These, like books, are symbols of information and knowledge but because their contents are more temporary and disposable, they don’t tend to share the symbolism of wisdom with books. The main function of newspapers in waking life is to keep you informed and that is why they can have the same meaning as radio or news bulletins. So if you dreamed of passing a news stand and seeing a headline, the message of that headline may have personal significance for you. If, on the other hand, you dreamed of scanning the newspaper for a news item or advertizement, this may indicate your anticipation or desire to hear some kind of news or result in waking life. Alternatively a dream in which you are flipping through a magazine may suggest that you have become bored with your life and that you are looking for stimulation.
If you remember pausing over a specific article in your dream, perhaps your unconscious is urging you to consider its message or to take time out of your routine to enjoy yourself.
Another interpretation would be that your dreaming mind is urging you to update your knowledge or outlook on life and learn more about the opinions of other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
If in your dreams you unwillingly see them, you will be annoyed with small talk, and perhaps quarrels of a low character.
If you are a newspaper reporter in your dreams, there will be a varied course of travel offered you, though you may experience unpleasant situations, yet there will be some honor and gain attached. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreams of an opera signify high drama in your life, extreme passion, and that you are hitting the high notes of tragedy with a theatrical flair. See Play, Music and Drama Queen.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To watch an opera in your dream suggests that you may be acting a little overly dramatic in some situations. This dream may also be a warning that you are practicing a measure of deception which could prove embarrassing if discovered.
If you used opera glasses to see the action on the stage, you may soon have to defend your reputation.
If you dreamed of performing in an opera, this symbolizes your quest for the grander things in life. You want to be the center of attention.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream of enjoying an opera, either at a live performance or on rec- ords, suggests that you are practicing a measure of deception which could prove embarrassing if dis- covered; and if your dream involved the use of opera glasses, you are likely to have to defend your repu- tation.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming about being in an opera, or even just watching an opera, can be about dramatizing our feelings, or dramatizing the roles we feel that we play in life. Alternatively, feeling like one is on stage, or the desire to be on stage (the desire to be noticed).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are watching an opera in your dream, this suggests that you need to observe the drama taking part around you in waking life.
If you are taking part in an opera, but not singing, this suggests that you need to inject more drama into your waking life.
If you are singing in the opera, you are beginning to express your emotions more fully in everyday situations.
If you hear singing in your dream, this suggests that you are, or need to be, in touch with your emotions and creativity. Singing is a way of raising your vibration to a higher level, emotionally and spiritually.
If you are singing, this is a pure expression of joy and love of life.
If you are singing alone, you have learned to enjoy your own company.
If you are singing in a choir, you are able to express yourself well in a group.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Do you feel you are constantly being observed? Are you too self-involved? Would you like to get a better view or a clearer picture of your situation? See Binoculars, Magnifying Glass, Microscope.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of this type will be fairly common among the medical practitioners, but among the rest of us undergoing such an operation can be a harbinger of a drastic lifestyle change, whether good or bad will be determined by the rest of the dream.
To watch an operation you will soon hear some news from a family member or a friend, if the operation was a success it will be good news, but, if not it will be bad news.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Dreams of this type will be fairly common among the medical practitioners, but among the rest of us undergoing such an operation can be a harbinger of a drastic lifestyle change, whether good or bad will be determined by the rest of the dream.
To watch an operation you will soon hear some news from a family member or a friend, if the operation was a success it will be good news, but, if not it will be bad news.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is an obstacle dream if you imagine that you are undergoing an Operation. Success will come to you if no trouble comes in the dream. It is, however, considered a sign of unexpected news if you watch an Operation performed on someone else. Neither of these meanings would apply in the case of a nurse or a medical man.... Mystic Dream Book
Dreams of an operation signify that you are undergoing major healing, transformation and repair, healing emotional wounds, and mending deep emotional/relationship issues. Consider on which part of the body is being operated. See Body and Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we are performing an operation we are recognizing our own level of skill within a situation in waking life.
If the operation is being performed on us we are attempting to access some inner knowledge but are possibly fearful of the outcome. Modern surgical methods are less invasive than early surgery and when these appear in dreams will suggest more subtle ways of managing distress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: An operation in hospital is usually frightening and invasive. In dreams it can signify our awareness of our own fears of illness and pain, but also a recognition of our need to be healed on some level.
A military operation signifies the need for careful planning and management and the establishing of order.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream about having or performing an operation is very lucky. It means that old wounds and difficult emotions in the dreamer are being healed. Also see “Cosmetic Surgery” and “Lobotomy”... My Dream Interpretation
An important change in your funda- mental life-style is fore- cast in a dream of under- going surgery; to dream of observing an operation predicts unexpected news. However, neither of these dreams has any signifi- cance if you practice (or are connected with) any form of medicine.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dream that you are about to undergo a surgery, and suddenly, you get up from the operating table, convinced that you are cured, it means you have self confidence. You believe in the resolution of a problem that at first seemed incurable. So, you will find the correct answer without outside intervention. In addition to this, the image of the scalpel urges you to act with precision, decisiveness, and conviction to put an end to a situation that is worrying you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A surgical procedure is a healing proposition designed to correct some malfunction, remove something that is not working properly, or replace something that has ceased to work at all. As a symbol, an operation is evidence that such a healing and transformation is going on in your life that is invasive and frightening and carries with it both a measure of risk as well as a level of profound necessity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are undergoing a dream operation or surgery, this may signal your willingness to cut out old prejudices or attitudes that have hindered your psychological growth. The symbolism of an operation also implies taking stock of your life to date. Have you achieved what you hoped? Are you happy? The dream is telling you to get out and live your life, and not waste another second with excuses or regret. The transplantation of a limb or body part in a dream may symbolize a new arrangement in your life. It is especially common for people in new relationships to dream of having a new pair of legs or hands, or a new heart or head. This sounds gruesome but it is your dreaming mind’s way of helping you adjust to a new way of life. Unless you are actually in need of, or awaiting, organ transplant surgery, if you dream of getting a new body part, you can be sure that you are going through a significant change in your life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of listening to an operator on the telephone suggests the need for a third party or mediator in a current communication issue. There may be a situation that requires your undivided attention, and you may need help coming into spiritual or emotional alignment before tackling it.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Usually points to too much egotism. Overcoming egotistical notions. Encounters with “others” (either in the form of strangers or the self) are the beginning of building self- awareness and self-knowledge. Often the task at hand is to become consciously aware of oneself. In most cases, the image in the dream is that of a stranger or foreigner who is representing a part of the self. On the other hand, what you believe to be normal (in your own life) is questioned, and you are challenged to seek self- knowledge and to re-examine your lifestyle.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Example: ‘At about two or three in the morning my wife Brenda and I were suddenly awoken from sleep by a noise. As we lifted our heads to listen we identified it as the handle on our children’s bedroom door being turned.
The house only had two bedrooms, and the children’s room was directly opposite ours. Both of us had had the same thought—”Oh no, it’s the children again.” Much to our annoyance they had been waking in the middle of the night claiming it was morning and time to play. We had tried to suppress it, but here it was again.
As these thoughts went through our minds we heard the sound of feet clomping down the stairs. This was strange as the children usually stayed in their room. Brenda got up, determined to get whoever it was back into bed. I heard her switch the light on, go down the stairs, switch the sitting room light on, and I followed her via the sounds of her movement as she looked in the kitchen and even toilet—we didn’t have a bathroom. Then up she came again and opened the children’s door—strange because we had assumed it had been opened. When she came back into our room she looked puzzled and a little scared. “They’re all asleep and in bed ‘ she said. ‘We talked over the mystery for some time, trying to understand just how we had heard the door handle rattle then footsteps going down the stairs, yet the door wasn’t open. Also, the door handles on our doors were too high for the children to reach without standing on a chair. There was a stool in the children’s bedroom they used for that, yet it wasn’t even near the door when Brenda opened it.
Having no answer to the puzzle we stopped talking and settled to wait for sleep again. Suddenly a noise came from the children’s bedroom. It sounded like the stool being dragged and then the door handle turning again but the door not opening. “You go this time” Brenda said, obviously disturbed.
‘I opened our door quickly just in time to see the opposite door handle turn again. Still the door didn’t open. I reached across, turned the handle and slowly opened the door. It stopped as something was blocking it. Just then my daughter Helen’s small face peered around the door—high because she was standing on the stool. Puzzled by what had happened, I was careful what I said to her. “What do you want love?” I asked.
‘Unperturbed she replied, “I want to go to the toilet.” The toilet was downstairs, through the sitting room, and through the kitchen.
‘Now I had a clue so asked, “Did you go downstairs before?”
“Yes,” she said, “but Mummy sent me back to bed.” * (Tony C).
This is an unusual example of an out of body experience (OBE). Mostly they are described from the point of view of the person projecting, and are therefore difficult to corroborate. Here, three people experience the OBE in their own way. From Tony and Brenda’s point of view what happened caused sensory stimuli, but only auditory. Helen’s statement says that she was sure she had physically walked down the stairs and been sent back to bed by her mother. Tony and Brenda felt there was a direct connection between what they were thinking and feeling—get the children back to bed—and what Helen experienced as an objective reality.
OBEs have been reported in thousands in every culture and in every period of history.
A more general experience of OBE than the above might include a feeling of rushing along a tunnel or release from a tight place prior to the awareness of independence from the body. In this first stage some people experience a sense of physical paralysis which may be frightening (see paralysis). Their awareness then seems to become an observing point outside the body, as well as the sense of paralysis. Then there is usually an intense awareness of oneself and surroundings, unlike dreaming or even lucidity. Some projectors feel they are even more vitally aware and rational than during the waking state. Looking back on one’s body may occur here. Once the awareness is independent of the body, the boundaries of time and space as they are known in the body do not exist. One can easily pass through walls, fly, travel to or immediately be in a far distant place, witnessing what may be, or appears to be, physically real there.
Sir Auckland Geddes, an eminent British anatomist, describes his own OBE, which contains many of these features. Example: Becoming suddenly and violently ill with gastroenteritis he quickly became unable to move or phone for help. As this was occurring he noticed he had an A and a B consciousness.
The A was his normal awareness, and the B was external to his body, watching. From the B self he could see not only his body, but also the house, garden and surrounds. He need only think of a friend or place and immediately he was there and was later able to find confirmation for his observations. In looking at his body, he noticed that the brain was only an end organ, like a condensing plate, upon which memory and awareness played.
The mind, he said, was not in the brain, the brain was in the mind, like a radio in the play of signals. He then observed his daughter come in and discover his condition, saw her telephone a doctor friend, and saw him also at the same time.
Many cases of OBE occur near death, where a person has died* of a hean attack for instance, and is later revived. Because of this there are attempts to consider the possibility of survival of death through study of these cases. In fact many people experiencing an OBE have a very different view of death than prior to their experience.
Early attempts to explain OBEs suggested a subtle or astral body, which is a double of our physical and mental self, but able to pass through walls. It was said to be connected to the physical body during an OBE by a silver cord—a son of lifeline which kept the physical body alive. This is like the concept that the people we dream about are not creations of our own psyche, but real in their own right. Whatever one may believe an OBE to be, it can be observed that many people in this condition have no silver cord, and have no body at all, but are simply a bodiless observer, or are an animal, a geometric shape, a colour or sound (see identity and dreams).
The person’s own unconscious concepts of self seem to be the factor which shapes the form of the OBE. If, therefore, one feels sure one must travel to a distant point, then in the OBE one travels.
If one believes one is immediately there by the power of thought, one is there.
If one cannot conceive of existing without a body, then one has a body, and so on.
This approach explains many aspects of the OBE, but there is still not a clear concept of what the relationship with the physical world is.
The many cases of OBE which occur during a near-death experience also suggest it may be connected with a survival response to death; not necessarily as a way of trying to transcend death, but perhaps as a primeval form of warning relatives of death.
If there is survival of death, then the OBE may be an anticipatory form, or a preparatory condition leading to the new form. See hallucinations, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream about an out-of-body experience (also known as astral projection), suggests that you are looking at things from a whole new perspective. You may be feeling liberated and free. Alternatively, it may indicate that you are physically or emotionally disconnected from those around you.... My Dream Interpretation
When a person feels that they have stepped out of, or been separated from, their physical body and have the ability to travel to another location on earth or even to nonworldly realms, they are said to have had an out-of-body experience (OBE). An OBE can occur when a person is awake, or before, during and after sleep. It can also occur during times of stress, illness, trauma and fear, as well as being able to be induced by hypnosis and meditation. Also known as astral projection or travel, such experiences are believed to occur during sleep, as well as during times of great physical or emotional trauma. So if you had a dream in which you left your physical body, perhaps even watched your body for a while as you floated on the ceiling, and then flew up the stars and the moon or to a location miles away, you may not have been dreaming; you may have been traveling out of your body.
This isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Descriptions of OBEs, or of the separation of the consciousness from the body, have been recorded since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians believed in a life force, called ’ka’, which was independent of the body. Plato believed the soul could leave the body and travel, whilst both Socrates and Pliny gave many descriptions of experiences that closely resemble OBEs. The ancient Chinese thought that an OBE could be achieved through meditation, whilst tribal shamans, firm believers in body doubles, claim to be able to project themselves out of their bodies.
Common to most OBE experiences is the existence of a second body, described as a ghostly double of the physical body. It is usually invisible to the eyes of others, although it may be sensed or witnessed as an apparition. In some cases, a silvery cord connecting the astral to the physical body is reported and it is said that if this cord is severed from the body, death will occur. In this astral form, OBE travellers report floating around the earth or to an astral plane, claiming that they travel as fast as the speed of thought, feeling neither pain nor anxiety. Individuals claim that they leave their body through their head or simply rise up and float away. Re-entry occurs by simply re-entering the head or melting into the body. It is worth pointing out that even those who describe the experience as something fantastic that occurs during sleep are very specific in describing the experience as one which was clearly not a dream; and many stress a sense of feeling more awake than they felt when they were normally awake.
Despite the documented records of those who claim to have had an OBE, scientific evidence for the phenomenon remains inconclusive, prompting skeptics to argue that OBEs are nothing more than vividly fantastic dreams or altered states of consciousness.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Notebook; Record; Parchment) A sheet of paper in a dream represents an oath, a vow, or a pledge. Writing a note on a piece of paper in a dream means being ungrateful and perfidious toward others.
A writer in a dream also represents someone who is burdened, pressured, doubtful and uncertain, whereby, writing has become his escape goat and a way out of his depression. Ifone’s boss gives him a paper to write somethingon it in a dream, it means that he will solicit something from his boss and eventually receive it.
If one feels uncertain about some people then sees himself holding a pen and a piece of paper in a dream, it means that his obscurity will be replaced with clarity. Holding a piece of paper in a dream also means attaining one’s goal, or completing a project, or finalizing a program. Apaper salesman in a dream represents someone who helps cunning people do their tricks.
(Also see Notebook; Paper; Write; Writer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Blank writing paper: unexpressed sentiments or ideas; opportunity; feeling a lack of communication with someone else. Wrapping paper: depending on the colour and quality, how you feel others see you; the exterior impression of what you are getting or giving in a relationship; the outward appearance of your own potential. Idioms: commit to paper; not worth the paper it’s written on; on paper, paper tiger, pen to paper, paper over the cracks. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Book. Something you are aware of, which is long overdue, needs to be resolved.
A clean, white sheet of paper also symbolizes innocence as well as “empty consciousness.” In a positive sense this could mean a creative emptiness. In a negative sense it indicates a lack of awareness.
It is also a symbol of the spirit. Paper with writing on it is the same as a book, meaning you need to pay attention to the text.
According to Freud, paper is a symbol of femininity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Paper is one of those images which, in dreams, is dependent on the circumstances in the dreamer’s life.
For instance, in a student’s life, paper would suggest the need to pay attention to the studies. In a postman’s life there may be job anxieties, whereas festive wrapping paper could indicate the need for, or the possibility of, celebration.
2- Blank writing paper points to a lack of communication, or need to communicate with someone, but can also suggest a new beginning. Brown paper can highlight the utilitarian side of the dreamer’s nature.
3- There is potential for Spiritual growth through both learning and creativity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Looking at printed paper: you trust others. Torn paper: the conflict you have provoked is your own fault. Be very careful if you get involved in legal matters right now. Plain paper: an important document will suddenly play a large role. Writing or drawing on a piece of paper: you are preoccupied with a personal situation. Printed paper: you are asked to do a lot of unnecessary and unimportant paper work.
Depth Psychology: A plain piece of paper represents either immaturity and lack of experience, or is a sign that you are open to new thoughts and opinions. Paper with print: expect to receive new instructions or spiritual insights that will be useful to you. See Leaf, Newspaper, Writing.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see blank white paper in your dream, signifies your desire to make a fresh start in your life. Alternatively, this dream may represent your desire to express yourself through writing or art.
To see a stack of papers in your dream, suggests you are having to cope with the stress of too many responsibilities in your life.
If you dream of ripping or crumpling up paper, you may be having angry feelings about a love interest or family member. This dream also suggests you are fearful of the opinions of your peers.... My Dream Interpretation
A sheet of paper may symbolize a new beginning in our lives. Or, also it indicates that you want to express yourself through writing or art.
If the paper is a document, it may refer to a matter from your past. The presence of a paper in dreams also must relate to its written content. However, if you are unable to distinguish this, things change. Not surprisingly, a sheet of paper carried by the wind indicates that your hopes or your purposes are unsound and that you will probably miss the opportunities that arise.
If you are behind a mountain of papers, it represents that you live overwhelmed by stress, excess liability, and major concerns. Wet paper, finally, is a symbol of loss of prestige. (See LIBRARY and NOTEBOOK)
According to the dream-oracles, a blank paper presages a period of pain. However, a paper with writing predicts much joy in love.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This is a symbol for the potential for communication, creative expression, the making of plans, or committing an idea to something permanent by putting it on paper. Writing on paper connects to a need to gain clarity with your thoughts. Reading something written on paper is about attempting to absorb some new idea as an intrinsic part of your knowledge base. Folding a piece of paper might reveal a wish to keep something hidden from others or possibly to break something down into more manageable pieces of information. Doing something atypical with paper, such as origami or cutouts, could connect to being creative in a rebellious fashion. Blank paper might point to the requirement of definitive communication that you are not clear about or unwilling to commit to yet. Reams and reams of paper could align with an overwhelming sense of thoughts or feelings that need to be documented in some way. In the business world there is a phrase that something must “look good on paper,” referring to the strategic planning that precedes taking action. This highlights the impermanence that exists prior to the permanence that a hard copy of a “paper trail” implies.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming about a blank sheet of paper can refer to something that is not expressed, something we have not “put down on paper,” which can be an idea or a communication. Wrapping paper can refer to a gift or to the outer impression something conveys.
A dream about paper can also be alluding to the meaning of a familiar idiom, such as “paper tiger,” “paper over the cracks,” a “paper trail,” or “not worth the paper it’s written on.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: Blank writing paper points to a lack of communication, or need to communicate with someone, but can also suggest a new beginning. Brown paper can highlight the utilitarian side of our nature. Old-fashioned parchment scrolls (which were originally made from animal skins) would suggest longlasting information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
As a paper clip holds paper together, an unwound paper clip may signify that you may be feeling scattered or behaving in a scattered way.
An intact paper clip may signify that you’re wired up or looking “together.’ It may also mention that you may need to hold things together in your life. Thus, the message is “Put things together.”... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you have occasion in your dreams to refer to, or handle, any paper or parchment, you will be threatened with losses. They are likely to be in the nature of a lawsuit.
For a young woman, it means that she will be angry with her lover and that she fears the opinion of acquaintances. Beware, if you are married, of disagreements in the precincts of the home. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream of cleaning up something with paper towels, you need to release your emotions and express them in a productive way. Other dreams about paper towels represent domesticity and the work needed to maintain and keep a household running well.... My Dream Interpretation
(Books; Credentials; Letter; Newspaper; Records; Revelations; Scrolls; Studies) Papers in a dream represent witnesses, guidance, spiritual leaders, knowledge, warnings, or glad tidings. Holding papers in a dream means glad tidings and celebration. Ifa woman hands someone a piece of paper in a dream, then one may expect good news to arrive from one moment to another.
If the woman who hands him the paper covers herself with a veil in the dream, it means that he should be careful. Carrying a folded piece of paper in a dream means that one may have an accident that could be the cause of his death. Ifone sees himselfcarrying a paper in his left hand in a dream, it means that he regrets something he did. Writing a paper with the left hand in a dream means writing poem, or committing abominable actions, or that one will beget a son from adultery.
If a God fearing person sees himself looking at a paper written in a language he cannot decipher in a dream, it means that he will face humiliation or suffer from distress. Ifone is offered a wrapping paper and he finds a newborn baby wrapped inside it in a dream, it means that he will hire a servant with some strings attached to his employment. Ifone is given a newspaper, or a document but does not care to read it in his dream, it means that he may receive an inheritance.
If one reads the title page of a newspaper in a dream, it also means that he may receive an inheritance.
If he quickly browses through it in his dream, then it means debts.
To see one’s records of the Day of Judgment open before his own eyes in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, lack of doubt and true belief in what God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace, brought from his Lord.
To dream about a parallel universe predicts an unusual event on your horizon.
If you dreamed of meeting your parallel self, this means that you are coming into contact with some aspect of your psyche or unconscious. You are recognizing a part of yourself that was previously repressed or undeveloped.
If you dream of searching for your parallel self but never finding her/him, you could be feeling insecure about the path you are taking in life, or trying to adjust to a new situation in which the rules and conditions are ever changing.
If it’s somebody else who you’re searching for without success, you have unresolved feelings about that person.... My Dream Interpretation
In dreams, parsley represents unrecognized but nourishing benefits in your life. Are you taking some things for granted, such as your health or the love of your family? If parsnips appear in your dreams they may signify neglected opportunities in waking life, whilst the appearance of peas could indicate difficult decisions that need to be made. Shucking peas is thought to portend recovery from illness, dried peas are symbolic of tenacity and strength of purpose, but to dream that you eat peas suggests some form of deception. When peppers appear in dreams pay attention to their color; are they red or green, as this will influence the interpretation? Peppers typify the need for a response of some kind in waking life and to dream about pepper or peppers indicates that you need to put a little more spice and variety in your life. Alternatively, there may be something that is bothering or irritating you, and your dream may be trying to point to the source.
In dreams, a potato could suggest an essential or basic element in your life; it could also suggest being inactive or a ’couch potato’, as well as a delicate or awkward situation or a ’hot potato’.
If you see mashed potatoes in a dream, you may have to make decisions involving financial cutbacks. Potato skin relates to the most potent aspects of an issue; the place from which the greatest number of benefits will be derived. Yams or sweet potatoes are symbols of pleasant memories.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Black pepper; Hot pepper) Pepper in a dream represents security money that insures the capital investment. Eating pepper in a dream means drinking a lethal drink or a bitter tasting medicine, or falling victim to a bad spirit, or earning money with commendation though through hard work. Pepper in a dream also means money if it is not used as food. Otherwise, if one eats pepper in his dream, it means distress or dismay.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Pepper can represent spiciness, irritation, or warmth—all of which are metaphors for aspects of human interaction. In a dream, pepper could be representing any one of these qualities.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream about pepper suggests that you need to make some kind of response or decision in waking life. Alternatively, it may indicate that you need to put a little more spice and variety in your life. It may also indicate that there is something that is bothering or irritating you; your dream may be trying to point to the source.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of peppermint signify refreshing thoughts, maybe an “Aha” moment, and a crisp new point of view. Perhaps someone or something in your life is stimulating your senses.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Listening to a percolator in a dream may recommend letting things or ideas percolate for a time before taking action. It may also comment on something brewing in the background.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we subscribe to the belief that everything is inherently perfect, dreams are one way in which we try to understand that perfection. They are also a way of coming to terms with anything in life that is less than perfect, of becoming aware of those things that need adjustment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Frequently in dreams we are aware of the ephemeral nature of perfection, a sense or feeling that is difficult without practice through meditation or other disciplines to retain in working life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
This dream is common to the middle childhood and preteen years. In the dream there is a repetitive task that needs to be performed usually at the command of monsters. The task is usually something gruesome or sinister, like digging graves or sorting body parts. The dreamer is horrified by the task but numbed by the repletion and tedium, and in the dream more likely to be upset about the workload than the actual nature of the task. This dream often reflects the stress of young children who feel they must achieve and meet standards imposed upon them. The unconscious is reminding them that the casualties of a task-orientated approach to life may be other desires, interests and feelings. Although many dreams during this stage of life reflect the joy of achievement and the desire for recognition, this dream represents the tension associated with high achievement.... The Element Encyclopedia
Publicity, end of secrecy, vanity, and superficiality. Show your colors. You may be getting too worked up about something, showing off too much. See also Arena and Amphitheater. What is playing at the theater / movie?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In general, to dream of performing means you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.
If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. This is also a common dream of performers who are “praticing” a routine in their sleep. Also look under “Stage”, “Singing, “Dancing” and/or “Talent Show”.... My Dream Interpretation
Life can often feel like a performance. In this way, dreaming of this image indicates that your unconscious is expressing a sense of your current life as being under public scrutiny. This is a common recurring dream, signifying the dreamer’s sense of feeling exposed or a fear of performing up to standards.
The subtlety here is in whether you are on stage because of heightened vulnerability or because you are hiding your true feelings by “acting” your way through an experience. By considering the timing of the dream with regard to current situations in your life, you can discover your true sense of preparedness for what is being thrown at you at the time of the dream. By examining this thoroughly, you can assess whether this dream means you are feeling incompetent to face a challenge in life or if you are feeling prepared to perform at your peak capability.
A highly stylized performance could indicate inauthenticity in some area. Conversely, it could connect to a powerful sense of creative originality. Forgetting your lines may represent your discomfort in some role or false persona you are putting on for the approval of others. Life is often like a performance. How you feel about this dream reveals how you feel about how well you are performing at this moment in time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a person sees himself performing salaah in the ka’bah in the proper manner, observing complete ruku’ and sajdah and adopting inner serenity and outer calmness, then it means that he is rightly divided by Allah and steadfast upon the sunnah of Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam). For, salaah is the main pillar of Islam(after Imaan) and a link between Allah and His servant.
But if the salaah is defective, lacking in Khushoo’ and Khudoo’ (i.e., Inner serenity and outer calmness and composure) it suggests that he has no regard for Islam and his contempt for it is equivalent to the mistakes he makes. He should make amends without further delay.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Wanting to look good and be seen in positive terms, loved, and accepted. Addresses the power of attraction and subtle radiance. Like the fragrance of a perfume that evaporates quickly, your understanding of yourself and others is difficult to maintain. On the other hand, making a definite statement (with a fragrance) about your presence, the scent of the perfume expresses sexuality and fantasies.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- When we dream of smelling perfume, we are often being reminded of particular memories. Smells can be extremelv evocative and we may need to recapture a certain emotion associated with that specific perfume.
2- Certain perfumes may remind us of people we have known. We may have a good or bad reaction to that smell. Just as people appearing in dreams remind us of our own qualities, so also can perfumes.
3- Intuitive information can often recognised because of a particular perfume.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you smell perfume, or apply perfume, you will have a date with a very attractive member of the opposite sex. You will think about becoming romantically involved with him or her.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Vision: Using perfume on yourself: you are trying to deceive others. Giving perfume as a gift: your attempts to find favor with another person are going to be successful. In a mans dream, smelling perfume: you are influenced by a female whose thoughts and actions will have negative effects on you. See Makeup.
Depth Psychology: Perfume is a symbol of your attempts to gloss over your mistakes and failures (selling something negative by making it fragrant). People around you will soon smell a rat. See Smell.... Dreamers Dictionary
General Meaning: Perfume, oil, myrrh and incense often share the same interpretations.
• Some common interpretations for perfume are: Our praise to the Lord, being beautified, being prepared, being honored and being cleansed.
• Perfume changes your emotions and causes you to be drawn to it. It can be a pleasant experience, or it can speak of being caught in a trap.
• Referring to how perfume lifts the emotions: • Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so [does] the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.
• Dreams • Positive: A bride was prepared with oils and perfume to prepare her for her wedding night. Esther is a good example of this.
• This speaks of the Bride of Christ being prepared and made ready for her Groom. It speaks of her falling in love with her Groom - which is Jesus Christ.
• The Scriptures also speak of our praise being as incense before the Lord; that it is a pleasing smell before Him.
• Incense was offered before the Lord twenty-four hours a day under the Old Covenant. Our incense is our praise and worship.
• Speaking of the Love of Bride and Groom • Song of Solomon 4:10 How beautiful is your love, my beloved, [my] bride! how much better is your love than wine! and the fragrance of your perfume than all spices! • As believers we also diffuse the perfume of Christ everywhere we go - or we should anyway! • Because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, as we go through this world, we carry that treasure inside of us.
• It is just like wearing perfume. Everyone that passes you should be effected by it. I give a good description of this in the Practical Prophetic Ministry book when teaching on the ministry of the prophet.
• 2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks [be] to God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.
Negative: The Scripture also speaks of the perfume of the harlot and adulteress.
• It speaks of being captured and seduced into the things of the world; of being deceived into thinking that you are being offered something good, when in fact it is false and full of sin.
• Speaking of the harlot (world) that seduces; a love that is false and empty: • Proverbs 7:171 have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
• 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
• 22 He goes after her immediately as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks
Aloes, Honey, Oil.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
For a woman to dream of using perfume on herself predicts an unusual new heart interest; for a man this dream signifies misunderstandings in both personal and business affairs.
To smell pungent or heady perfume in a dream is a forecast of a passionate and exciting new love partner; delicate scent that gently stirs the emotions suggests a pleasant, but not exciting, romantic experience.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Whether or not it is possible for a dream to bring you the real scent of a perfume, it is definitely possible for it to bring you memories associated with a perfume. The perfume is a symbol of spiritual presence, since it feeds memory and nostalgia.
If it is gentle, it indicates delicacy; if it is strong, abruptness.
Periodical As an instrument of communication of the press, the oneiric newspaper could indicate the desire to find more information before making a decision about some important matter that worries you. (See NEWSPAPER) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
a vision of perfume is interpreted upon 9 sides: good compliment (s) , words of truth & helpful knowledge, good-natured character, assembly of knowledge, noble man, saying of a modest man, solemnity, worthy religion, cheerful news.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
In a dream, a scent bottle or a perfume bottle represents a guardian who is entrusted with an estate to manage, or a guardian who is entrusted with an inheritance to distribute as charity on God’s path, or it could denote a woman or a child.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In a dream, a perfume salesman represents a gnostic, an ascetic, a devout worshiper, or a man of letters. Anyone who sits with him will carry some fragrance of his perfumes, or learn about an etiquette, adopt good manners, learn something about his arts, enjoy a happy surrounding, or earn praises, except if the perfume salesman is burning incense, for the smoke that emanates from burning incense in a dream denotes guarded praises.
A perfume salesman in a dream also represents a beautician. Seeing him in a dream also means knowledge, guidance, earning praises or receiving a commendation.
(Also see Amber; Musk; Perfume)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Example: I went back in time in circles, almost as if going unconscious. I went back and back and then there came this awful smell such as I’ve never experienced. I always felt it was the smell of death. I would wake ternfied. One night my husband, a practical and down to eanh man, said he would read me to sleep to see if it helped me not to have the dream. It made no difference, I still had the nightmare. Imagine my surprise though. He said “I knew you’d had the dream again for there was an awful smell in the room for a minute” (Mrs E C).
A smell can remind us of a particular situation or person. Odour attracts, repels, relaxes or offends, and so depicts feeling responses and intuition, and may summarise what we feel about a person or situation. Frequently in dreams a smell expresses an intuition of something rotten in one’s life if the smell is bad—rotten might mean ‘bad’ emotions felt in a relationship, a hunch or feelings about something, as in the example; memories. Good smell: good feelings; non-verbalised intimations or love.
Also explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell. Idioms: on the right scent; throw someone off the scent; in bad/good odour with; odour of sanctity; smell a rat; smell of greasepaint; smells fishy; something stinks to high heaven; like stink; raise a stink; what you did stinks. See nose under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To compound them and to distribute them among friends is a dream connoting agreeable news; to receive them as gifts denotes news in accordance with whether the scent be agreeable or otherwise (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream
If anyone dreams he perfumes his head with oils, essence, or sweet-scented powders, that signifies that he who dreams hath too great an opinion of himself, and will be haughty and vain-glorious in his demeanor to his associates, if it be a woman, she will deceive her husband and wear the breeches.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream about your period indicates that you are releasing your pent-up tension and worry. It signals an end to your difficult times and the beginning of relaxation. In some cases, this dream may also mean that you are having trouble accepting your feminine side. Also, dreaming of your menstrual cycle when it is not time yet may simply be caused by your anxiety about your cycle (if you’re worried about pregnancy) or it may sometimes mean you will get an early or unexpected period.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing other people committing perjury-: through no fault of your own you are dealing with a disaster and looking for help. You are committing perjury: the dilemma you are facing is of your own making. See Oath.
Depth Psychology: Your present difficulty can be remedied easily if you are completely open. Committing perjury: you would like to solve a problem, but by not quite legal means.... Dreamers Dictionary
You are being warned to forget about some shady deal or questionable method of making money which you have been contemplating if you dreamed of committing perjury; as a matter of fact, after such a dream don’t even consider a slight jiggle with your taxes, neVer mind a fiddle! If your dream concerned someone else perjuring themselves, it is a sort of omen of contrary and indicates that you are likely to benefit now from an injustice done to you in the dim and distant past... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A permit suggests that recognition has been given by authority. In spiritual terms this indicates that permission has been given, or initiation has taken place to enable us to act in a certain way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we find ourselves seeking permission in dreams it may be that we are uncertain of a particular course of action and feel that we need to have our decisions validated.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of perpetual motion suggests you are feeling worried and uneasy about a circumstance. You are dissatisfied with predictability and repetitiveness in your daily life, career, and relationships. You want change.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Just as when you dream of falling, feeling persecuted comes from your own insecurity. Thus, it is one of the most common images produced during sleep. This dream mainly indicates the power that facts or feelings from the past have over you, since the conflicts arising from these past situations stay with you and prevent you from moving forward. It could be episodes of childhood or adolescence that are lodged in your memory and have taken the form of guilt or obsessions.
Native Americans believe that if you have this dream, you should address your persecutor and fight him to unmask him. Following this advice, it is quite possible that you will discover your fears are not that threatening.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Eating a persimmon in a dream forecasts a surprise meeting with a past friend or former associate, but if the fruit was puckery, the meeting will not be pleasant... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Any person in a dream can represent you yourself. Particularly when important persons—like father, mother, lover, and children—are recognized clearly in the dream, it is truly yourself that you are dealing with. In addition, every person in a dream may point to some of your own characteristics and tasks in life, or may symbolize something impersonal. Less often, a person in a dream might be a reminder of another similar person.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Looking at a beautiful person: a special treat is in store for you. Seeing an ugly person: something ugly is going to happen. Dreaming about other people might mean that you ought to be less self-involved. Try to find company or make friends.
Depth Psychology: Seeing people in dreams means you should pay more attention to others and be less self-absorbed.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbols of personal recognition—such as being awarded the highest honor, or stepping on stage to rapturous applause—feature in dreams as reflections of your aspirations. The images you see within your dream reflect your ambitions and the ways in which you hope to reach your goals. Depending upon the details, feelings and other images conjured up, your dreams may be urging you to raise your ambitions, or telling you that your goals are unrealistic.... The Element Encyclopedia
A personal guard in a dream represents night vigil, prayers, constant remembrance of God Almighty and invoking His attributes. On the other hand, seeing one’s personal guard in a dream may mean evil or blatancy.
(Also see Keeper of the gate)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a personal trainer represents your higher self and that you are seeking discipline to stay on track with your physical, emotional, and spiritual fitness goals. See Life Coach.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream about working out with a personal trainer is good luck, if you enjoyed it. But if it was tiring or unpleasant, the dream is a warning against being pushy. Don’t try and force anyone to give you an answer, or make a decision, for at least a couple of weeks. However, if you dream of being a personal trainer yourself, you have learned from your past experiences and gained wisdom that will help you. Nice going!... My Dream Interpretation
(Acumen; Astute; Discrimination; Physiognomy; Prophesying) If one finds himselfcapable of perceiving matters with astute sense, or to discriminate things with a clear mental keenness, or to even explain the future, or to prophesy, or to know what is hidden in a dream, it means that he will acquire all what is good, and that God Almighty will protect him so that no harm, or evil will ever touch him. Perspicacity in a dream also represents goodness and salvation.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Offensive odor; Sweat) In a dream, perspiration means recovering from an illness, or it could represent the stench of death. As for a healthy person, perspiration means work, or a service followed by a wretched life. Perspiration in a dream also represents the common adversities in one’s life.
If one sees himself sweating profusely in a dream, it means that he will fulfill his goals, or satisfy his needs. Perspiration under one’s armpit that produces an offensive odor in a dream represents an ailment or a plague. As for a governor, a merchant, or a tradesman, such a stench in a dream means hoarding money in an ugly way. Perspiration in a dream also means losing money, paying taxes, or toiling.
(Also see Odor; Smell)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
This dream is reminding you that the formula for success is inspiration plus perspiration, so don’t rest on your oars; if you want to enjoy the rewards, you’ll have to endure the efforts:... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: If the dream is a reflection of what is happening in real life, ask yourself why you are sweating. Usually the reason for perspiration is strong emotions, often extreme fear. Are you “sweating out’’ something negative in a “psycho-sauna”? If the answer is yes, take care of it and you will feel better.... Dreamers Dictionary
Mostly fear. As we get near to experiencing areas of our memory or inner feelings which disturb us, rapid heartbeat and perspiration are some of the first signs. Occasionally pleasurable exenion. Idioms: in a cold sweat; no sweat; sweat blood; sweat of one’s brow; old sweat, sweat it out. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Growing out of doors these flowers signify pleasant friendly social affairs, but otherwise they predict a period of boredom; a vacation or a new hobby is likely to prove helpful.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dreamed about the phantom of the opera, you are learning to face your fears and have confidence in your abilities and talents. Be careful, however, not to practice deception - if you put a false face forward to others, it could lead to disaster later.... My Dream Interpretation
If a person dreams of himself as plunging or entering into a river and thereby panicking or experiencing phobia it means he will soon be afflicted with grief and sorrow.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
As the tool used for trimming dead branches, pruning shears may point to receiving: he tools for cutting off an overgrowth of ideas. It may also mention the need to prune extraneous things out of one’s life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The concept of divine retribution – that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves – suggests a judgemental god. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us. When in dreams we are punishing another, the inference is that we are standing in judgement over them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve it we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty. Inflicting punishment suggests that we feel some aspect of our personality is out of alignment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When a child recognizes that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished when there is no evidence of such. Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expect of ourselves and in many ways might be considered self-abuse.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) If you are punishing someone or something else (an animal, say), the latter probably represents a part of you - some quite respectable facultv or instinctive drive - that has at some time in the past given rise to guilt-feelings. Such antagonism between different parts of your psyche spells misery. Healing and happiness will come only if you learn to forgive and accept the repressed faculty or emotion and allow it proper expression in your life.
(2) The person you are punishing may represent someone close to you: parent or partner, or sibling. In this case be careful to distinguish three possibilities: first, that the dream is expressing (unconscious) resentment against the person; secondly, that what you are punishing the person for is a part of yourself that has been projected on to the person; and
thirdly, that the person, though recognized in the dream as someone else, nevertheless represents some part of you: in which case see (1) above.
(3) If vou are being punished, who is doing the punishing? A father figure or other authority figure (e.g. policeman or judge)? If so, you probably have an over-dominant super-ego. Did you as a small child see your parents in a sexual embrace and as a result incur the wrath of either parent? Some such traumatic experience could easily set in motion a self-punishing mechanism that will perpetuate itself as an autonomous function of your psyche until you choose to do something about it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
1- When a child recognises that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished.
Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expcct of ourselves.
2- When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve il we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty.
3- The concept of Divine Retribution that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves suggests a judgmental God. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Often, this dream is provoked by feelings of guilt for something that has happened or something you have done. No matter if it is you who is punished or the one who punishes, it always reveals a sense of guilt, defeat, or resentment. You may also be punishing yourself. An individual that had traumatic experiences in childhood may constantly blame herself for her actions. In that case, the dreamer must liberate herself from the social or parental pressure that subjugates her.
Gypsy people believe that dreaming that you are punished reveals the guilt you feel for having neglected your personal relationships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Punishment in a dream reflects guilt or shame about some actions committed by the dreamer. Even if the punishment is being inflicted upon someone else, the dreamer is most probably “feeling” the punishment as well.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
You may have had a dream in which you committed a crime and found yourself being punished for your actions. You may have woken from such a dream feeling extremely relieved that you have not committed a crime or been punished, but lingering feelings of anxiety may stay with you. Try to identify your feelings about such a dream as they will help with the interpretation. Did you feel guilty or angry that an injustice had been done to you? If you can discover how you feel about the punishment, this may hold the key to the interpretation.
If you felt guilty, perhaps there is something in your waking life that you feel is wrong or is destroying your peace of mind.
If you are actually caught in the act in your dream and find yourself awaiting or being sentenced to punishment of some kind, this is a clear message of disapproval from your dreaming mind and a warning that if you don’t change your ways, you will be in danger of being found out in waking life. Try to identify who punished you in your dream.
If it was someone you know, you may be feeling remorseful towards them in waking life, but if it was someone you do not know, you may be feeling guilty about breaking a law or rule in waking life or showing disrespect for authority.
If a lynch mob attacked you, have you committed a crime against society in general by not paying your taxes or dropping litter? If you dreamed of being accused of a crime you did not commit and nobody believed your protestations of innocence, do you feel you are being treated unfairly in your waking life? When the punishment was pronounced in your dream, did you feel that is was out of proportion to the wrongdoing.
If you felt the punishment was far too severe, this suggests that you are feeling extremely guilty about someone thing you have done in waking life.
If you were whipped in your dream, do you feel as if life has dealt you some harsh blows?
If you were arrested in your dream, this suggests the need for some kind of restraint in your waking life, or a fear of authority in general.
If a crime scene or forensic team appears in your dream, your dreaming mind is encouraging you to understand your motives.
If you were chained, imprisoned or sentenced to death in your dream, see NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.
If your dream features the ultimate crime of murder, see NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Your dreaming mind may from time to time inflict punishment on you for thoughts and actions of which your waking self disapproves. In most cases, the dream symbols will be disproportionate to the ‘crime’. For example, if you have spoken thoughtlessly about a friend, you may find yourself being executed as you have murdered your friend’s good name. Your dreams may also reflect your belief that someone else deserves to be punished and the criminal being caught in your dream may be some one else, not you.
An angry mob can suggest aspects of your own personality, as well as public opinion.
If you dream of being lynched, ask yourself whether you have been behaving appropriately in waking life. Whatever the instrument of punishment or torture in your dreams, be it the gallows, cane, guillotine, gibbet or birch, you need to identify who is being punished and why they are being punished. Bear in mind, too, that the inflicting of punishment, especially if it is a beating, may reflect a tendency towards masochism. Those dream interpreters that draw on Jung’s theory that nightmares are concerned with the shadow consider scary dreams to be a form of self-punishment for the cravings and desires you suppress during the day.
If you dream that you are back at school and forced to stay after a lesson in detention because you have not worked or listened properly, this may suggest that you are not absorbing information or paying significant attention to something important in your waking life. The ultimate image of punishment in dreams is hell, so if you dream of being condemned to hell, suffering eternal torment or are damned forever, this may be a reference to a mistake you have made in waking life, or something you have said or done and the force with which you are rebuking or warning yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Accountant; Calculator; Drawing board; Gambler; Inscription tablet; Speculator)Acalculator in a dream represents a painter or a photographer. Ifone sees himself as a calculator, an accountant, or a record keeper in a dream, it means that he might become a secretary, a writer, a stockbroker, ajobber, a dealer, a speculator, an operator, a bookmaker, a bookie, or an operator of a gambling table.
(Angels; Spiritual) Representing the heedful angels in charge of guarding the writings of the Preserved Tablets, and the heavenly beings or scribes in charge of recording peoples’ deeds. In a dream, the blessed angels in charge of keeping peoples’ records represent the gnostics, the renowned people of knowledge, religious scholars and the trustworthy ones. Seeing the scribes of the records in one’s dream brings him glad tidings in this life and in the next.
If the person lives a pious life, it means that the heavenly paradise is his final abode, but if he is impious, it could represent a clear warning. Meeting the blessed angels in charge of keeping peoples’ records in a dream also means facing adversities, then becoming free from one’s trials.
(Also see Scribesi)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Reunification) To sit with one’s beloved, enjoying love, affection and unity in a dream means marriage or prosperity. Sitting with one’s beloveds and enjoying one’s financial accomplishments in the dream means loss of rank and wealth.
If a woman sees herself sitting with her beloved in a dream, it means that they will get married. Avisit of one’s beloved in a dream means valuing and cherishing one’s happiness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are attending a reunion implies the presence of past feelings that you must admit and recognize. On the other hand, the people in your reunion may be presenting unique qualities which you associate with real life circumstances.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Seeing people reunited signals the fear of not being accepted as you are and being excluded from your social environment. On the contrary, participating in a reunion and expressing your own opinions denotes security in oneself and the ability to reach proposed goals.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Clicking her heels together three times, a woman wearing ruby slippers in a dream may appear to ground magical power. .As the amulets of power for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, ruby slippers signify the call to take a mythical heroine’s journey to find the way home or the way to spintual enlightenment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
“Don’t step out of the mold” might be the message if you find yourself in a Safeway supermarket moving up and down the aisles for ideas to produce. It may express concerns about safely fitting into what is expected of you. It may also point to concerns about public safety.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams that feature saints, angels, icons, bodhisattvas, immortals, avatars or any other perfect being that possesses a high level of spiritual development that lifts them above the imperfect human race all embody higher religious aspirations and positive qualities to which you can aspire. The same applies to symbols of transcendence and illumination that can appear in your dreams, such as halos, auras of light and angelic wings. Bear in mind that, depending on the other details of your dream, saints can also indicate martyrdom and extreme self- sacrifice, so you need to consider whether or not you are being exploited by someone in waking life.
Saints and angels are also traditionally considered to be divine messengers between the Supreme Being and humanity, so if you dream of them, what message are they trying to impart to you? Do you need to adopt a more moral stance in your waking life? Perhaps there is a moral issue you should not ignore; or is your unconscious telling you that you have righteousness on your side?
Your dream may be urging you to develop your spirituality.
If the meaning of your dream still remains unclear, try to meditate on it for a while since you may find that it leads you to new insights.
Angels are associated with dead children, so may play a comforting role at times of bereavement. In spiritual terms, angels also symbolize pure beings and freedom from earthly matters. Dark angels are said to be those who have not totally rejected the ego and earthly passions, and if images of them appear in your dream, you may be being warned about some kind of spiritual transgression.
If you dream of the Virgin Mary, this may be a symbol of the feminine ideal; the Virgin mother of Christ represents purity, compassion and motherly love.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depending upon the feeling tone of this dream and the circumstances surrounding the salesperson, this dream can either be about your desire for -promotion and expression, or it may be a caution to be wary of your own opportunistic tendencies.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This is the individual who helps when you are looking to make a purchase. As a character aspect, a salesperson is the part of your own personality that is designed to justify and make a case for a choice you are considering. Allow the context of the dream to inform you of whether the intentions of this aspect are to be trusted, for often a salesperson doesn’t always have the customer’s best interests in mind. Are you trying to convince yourself to make a choice that may not serve you?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Including caretakers) in performing a dual function, that of authority figures and guardians of property, security personnel appearing in dreams tend to represent a curb on enjoyment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Seeing a deceased person in a good condition such as donning white or green clothes while he is laughing or giving glad tidings means that he, the dead man is in peaceful and happy conditions.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A dream of standing on solid ground may mirror your own feelings of groundedness in daily life, but a dream in which the ground gives way under your feet or you have to dodge pitfalls or open manhole covers mirrors your current sense of insecurity in waking life. When the earth opens up in your dream, consider what it is you are afraid of falling into, or what might open up for all to see? If you lose your balance in your dream and fall into a huge pit or hole, are you on the verge of ‘putting your foot in it’ or making a huge blunder (’being wrong footed’) in real life? If you find yourself slipping and stumbling in your dream and are covered in mud, do you feel as if you are making mistakes and your reputation has been dragged through the mud, or have you been the victim of mud-slinging or bad words in the waking world.
Alternatively, do you feel somehow soiled and grubby? If your dream depicted a pig happily rolling in the mud, do you need to take a more down-to-earth approach in waking life? If your dream depicted you being sucked into the ground or into mud, do you feel caught in a situation that is draining you and about which you feel powerless to do anything? Ask yourself who, or what, the mud or sand in the dream may have represented. Is anyone, or anything, in your life dragging you down? Or have you become a prisoner of your own inhibitions, so that you are stuck in the mud?
If you find yourself off the ground in your dream, this may suggest that you are losing connection with your roots of family or culture, or living in a state of mind that does not connect you with everyday reality. This lack of grounding may also be occasionally shown as being on a high building. Finally, if the earth is soft and difficult to walk on, you are probably finding your present life hard to deal with. Negative emotions are bogging you down. But if the earth is dry and firm, then you are feeling on firm ground as far as relationships and creativity are concerned. See also DISASTERS.... The Element Encyclopedia
May relate to work if dreamer works in shop or store; relates to how one supplies one’s needs or who supplies one’s needs—therefore might show feelings about parents. It might throw light on how you gain your needs from other people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A shopkeeper in your dreams may relate to how you supply your own needs or who supplies your needs to you, or help show you how you can gain essential support from other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: A skyscraper is a symbol of emotional frustration; the building itself is a phallic symbol and related to sexual desires. Do you feel isolated? Do you feel you are walking through life as a nameless person? If a woman dreams about a skyscraper without windows: her partner is emotionally unavailable.
Depth Psychology: Living in a skyscraper: you are in the wrong place, because the atmosphere is detrimental to your emotional health. In all other cases, the dream is a reminder: limit your expectations—you have set your hopes too high. See House.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a skyscraper signify that you are reaching for the stars, stretching beyond your comfort zone and realizing that the sky is the limit. Your dream is giving you the message to remain grounded on earth with your attention in the heavens; being in this world but not of it.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a skyscraper is a positive omen, predicting a life of luxury for you.
If you saw a skyscraper in ruins in yoru dream, this forewarns of problems in love or at school. It could also mean your self-confidence has suffered a blow.
To dream that you or someone jumps or falls off a tall building, suggests that you are learning about and acknowledging aspects of your inner self. This dream may also symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task.... My Dream Interpretation
This image indicates expansion to higher levels of conscious awareness. Any building is a reflection of the consciousness of human beings.
If a house in a dream symbolizes your personal sense of self, each successively larger building can be thought of as an expansion of this consciousness. In this way, a skyscraper is the ultimate expression of human consciousness, reaching from the ground to the heavens.
The skyscraper is also a very American icon and is directly connected to the explosion of urbanization that marked the movement into the current modern era. When steel began to be mass-produced, it paved the way for the bustling city environment to push upward. This ascension then is symbolic of the consciousness of humankind erupting toward higher levels of awareness and intellectual functioning.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Wearing torn slippers: a crisis in your relationship or marriage. Wearing worn-out slippers: are you planning to break out of your marriage or a relationship? It would be wise to stay—you won’t manage your “new life” any better. Looking at slippers: don’t be timid—be more assertive. Buying slippers: you are about to do something very stupid. Wearing wooden clogs: you are too domineering.
Depth Psychology: You either live with an overbearing partner or you are looking for a secure and comfortable life: which it is, you need rr> figure out for yourself. See Clothes, Shoes.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Glass slippers; Hoof; Protection; Wooden clogs; Wooden slippers.) Slippers in a dream represent property, protection, a ring, or preventing evil happening. Wearing a pair of slippers in a dream also means a journey, or travelling by sea, or it could mean buying a new vehicle. Tight slippers in a dream means tightness in one’s livelihood, entanglements, or being pursued by debt collectors. Removing one’s slippers in a dream means putting an end to one’s strains. Wearing embroidered slippers coupled with a shawl over one’s shoulders in a dream means increase in one’s wealth and respect. Wearing them in the winter is more beneficial then wearing them in the summer where they mean distress. Seeing one’s slippers on fire or if they fall into a well in a dream may mean the death of one’s wife. In a dream, a pair of new slippers that are elongated like a boat means tight circumstances and debts. Slippers in a dream also represent money which is earned from a foreign country or from an import and export business.
If slippers in a dream are interpreted to mean protection, then losing them in a dream could mean loss of one’sjob. Ifthey are interpreted to mean religion, then losing them in a dream means relief from difficulties, or an end to one’s trials. Wearing a pair ofsimple slippers in a dream means taking a trip to a distant place, or a marriage to a young virgin.
If one’s slippers are worn-out in a dream, it means that one may marry an unwed woman or a widow. Losing a slipper in a dream means losing half of one’s assets. Finding a pair of lost slippers in a dream means occupying oneself with worldly business rather than serving one’s benefits in the hereafter, or it could mean delinquency in attending one’s religious duties. Wearing wooden slippers in a dream means repentance from sin, engaging in an argument, acquiringknowledge, or exposing a secret one would rather conceal from others. Walking with glass slippers in a dream means being a hypocrite and a bad companion whose friendship does not last, and whoever befriends someone wearing glass slippers in a dream will suffer from adversities and hardships because of him.
(Also see Wooden clogs)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Scandalous doings are foretold by a dream of slippers, and, therefore, this dream should be regarded as a warning against intrigue. Even mild flirtations should be avoided after such a dream.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreams of slippers denote warmth, nurturing, and support. Because you wear slippers at home or before retiring to sleep, slippers symbolize that you feel grounded, comfortable and at home with yourself. See Slip, Feet or Cinderella.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see or wear slippers in your dream symbolizes relaxation, but this dream can have two meanings. Either you are very relaxed and comfortable lately, to the point of being lazy - or you need to relax because you have been stressing about a situation in which you feel insecure or not in control.
If you saw or wore glass slippers in your dream, this symbolizes truth and transformation.... My Dream Interpretation
They represent the most intimate feelings and emotions of the dreamer. To walk around the house in slippers could be a sign of physical or mental exhaustion, but also indicates a relaxed state of comfortable intimacy. To find yourself in the street with slippers instead of shoes reflects insecurity, embarrassment, or fear of ridicule. The dreamer is afraid of not being up to speed in real life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Anything connected to the feet has to do with being grounded and the way you would like to express yourself with regard to your walk through life. Slippers are the ultimate in relaxation and retreat from responsibility and effort. Wearing them in a dream represents a desire to feel freer.
If someone in your dream is wearing them, then the character aspect in you that the person represents needs a break. Slippers that are not being worn are asking you to consider being more at ease.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Walking on a slippery surface, or tripping over a slippery surface may mean abolition of a wrongdoing one has committed in the past. It also means forgetfulness, distraction, slowing of mental keenness, or diversion from one’s pursuit of knowledge.
(Also see Slip of a tongue)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are a sniper or are being attacked by one implies that you are harboring feelings of hostility that you should express rather than suppressing. These emotions should be communicated in a civil and positive way.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are a sniper or are being attacked by one, represents hidden aggression that you need to acknowledge. You need to express your anger in a more controlled and healthy manner.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a soap opera signify that you are being a drama queen or king, glorifying and glamorizing your emotional mood swings from hope to pain and back on this roller coaster called life.
If you dream of a particular soap opera or star, then you are either relating to the story line or fantasizing that it was you. Your dream reflects that you have been participating in revenge, glamour, lust, fantasy, betrayal, and victimhood. See Drama Queen.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream about a soap opera, you feel like there is too much drama in your daily life. This dream may also suggest that you are practicing some sort of deception, which could prove embarrassing if it is discovered.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of sperm symbolize masculine energy, a drive to succeed, conquer, create and make your dreams come true. Also, dreams of sperm denote fertility, potency and perhaps even pregnancy. See Ejaculation and Seed.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The pole around which a stripper dances is a symbol itself for the penis, and the dance itself is a seduction of the feminine principle interacting with the masculine principle. This dance can be symbolic of an erotic or sexual desire, but it can also be a symbol for stimulating the life force and creative impulses within you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you have superpowers, indicates your growing confidence, high self-esteem and increasing skills. Also see “Control Water”, “Flying”, “Telekinesis”, “Telepathy” and “X-ray Vision.”... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of “super sizing it” represents overindulgence, decadence and that you may be numbing out your feelings while filling up on distractions that don’t feed your soul. Consider what it is that you are “super sizing.” See Fast Food and Drive-Thru.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are a superhero indicates that you are gifted and possess wisdom that may be above that of others. You are finally discovering these gifts and should be proud to display them to others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A male superhero represents a super intellect; thus to dream of seeing Superman, Batman, Spiderman, or whoever indicates that your mind is particularly sharp right now, and if there is a project you’re working on that requires a quick, agile, and insightful intellect, this is the time to concentrate primarily on it. Female superheroes such as Wonder Woman or Supergirl indicate a heightened supportive mind - and thus the dreamer’s intuition is operating at a very high level. Therefore at this time the dreamer should definitely believe in his or her hunches and go with them - no matter what the intellect tells you.
If the dreamer encounters both male and female superheroes, then both faculties of his mind are especially sharp right now. Use your intellect, but when in doubt, follow your heart.
If the superhero or heroine is flying, or performing a rescue, then your mental and/or intuitive faculties will save you from an uncomfortable situation.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(1) Superhuman beings may symbolize the way events seem to conspire to force you into a decision you ought to have taken long ago and which, at a deep level, you know is for your good. (Compare the guardian angels, tutelary saints and protective spirits of religious traditions.)
(2) They may symbolize authority and wisdom. Rut be careful not to relinquish your own inner wisdom in favour of some externally imposed authoritarian code of belief and behaviour that is foreign to your personal ground-plan or destiny.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Comic book characters and those from science fiction and Westerns are modern symbols for the Hero. They often, however, also express immature masculinity, delusions of grandeur, and being all-powerful in situations where they are surely powerless. This dream image is about the antiquated ideals and unfulfilled goals of the dreamer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Shopping in a supermarket may express concerns about life’s staples, food, clothing, and shelter. It may also signify that there arc many choices in life that can help fulfill your desires. Food itself may represent that which nurtures and sustains.
A supermarket may also mdicatc shopping for a relationship or discovering your position in society, or it may represent the delivery of the fruits of your labor.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of shopping at a supermarket, symbolizes abundance, ease and comfort. However, if you dream of shopping in a grocery store with empty shelves, you feel hopelessness about your life right now.... My Dream Interpretation
To see or hear supernatural activity in your dream symbolizes a lack of control in your life. You may be experiencing some disruptions that are hindering your goals. You may also wish to look up “E.S.P.”, “Ghosts”, “Possessed”, “Telekinesis”, and “Witch”.... My Dream Interpretation
There is a long tradition in almost every religion of dreams with messages from a supernatural power. Many people are inclined to accept that dreams containing religious symbols, such as the Cross, Star or Crescent Moon, or leaders of their faith, such as Christ, Buddha, Muhammed or Moses, appear as direct instructions from that power.
If you have been brought up in a particular faith, it is most likely that such dreams are instructing you to act in accordance with the moral standards of that faith. They may also be urging you to regard some waking problem in the light of your religious beliefs. A dream of a religious symbol may therefore be suggesting that a part of your life needs moral, as well as practical, attention. A dream featuring a religious leader tends to occur when there is an important moral decision to be made in your waking life. See also RELIGION.... The Element Encyclopedia
Bad luck superstitions have been around for centuries and vary from culture to culture. Here are some of the most common in Western culture and their appearance in your dream may, depending on the context and mood of the dream, be a sign of misfortune or of the need to be cautious and consider all your options before moving ahead
Friday the thirteenth: The Scandinavians believed that the number thirteen was unlucky due to the twelve mythological demigods being joined by a thirteenth, an evil one, who brought misfortune upon humans. It was also said that Christ was crucified on Friday and the number of guests at the party of the Last Supper was thirteen, with the thirteenth guest being Judas, the traitor.
Walking under a ladder: A leaning ladder forms a triangle with the wall and ground. Triangles represent the Holy Trinity, and violating the Trinity by breaking it (walking through it) would put you in league with the Devil himself.
Black cats: Although sometimes thought to be a symbol of good luck (in ancient Egypt, the Goddess Bast was a black, female cat), during the Middle ages cats were thought to be demons in disguise and should thus be destroyed.
Spilling salt: Salt used to be an expensive commodity used mainly for medicinal purposes. For this reason, spillage was to be avoided at all costs. The idea that it is unlucky to do so probably stems from the belief that Judas spilt salt during the Last Supper.
Other superstitions associated with bad luck and misfortune include: A bat flying into the house. An owl hooting 3 times. 3 butterflies together. Looking at the new moon over your left shoulder. A 5-leaved clover. Breaking a glass whilst proposing a toast. Putting a shirt on inside out. Red and white flowers together. Hearing a rooster crow at night. Cutting your nails on a Friday.
Putting a hat on a bed. Getting out of bed left foot first. Violets blooming out of season. A picture falling. Breaking a mirror. Singing before breakfast. Opening an umbrella indoors. Giving away a wedding present. Stepping on cracks in the sidewalk. An itch inside your nose. Crossed knives. Seeing an owl during daylight. Spilling pepper. Killing a sparrow. Black birds.
Dropping a wedding ring. Breaking a plate, especially if it has not already been cracked. Mending a garment whilst wearing it. Signing contracts in the months of April, July or November. Spilling ink. Breaking a bottle.
Fastening a button into the wrong buttonhole. A candle falling over. Stepping on board a ship with your left foot. Tripping over when you leave your house.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are very hot or very cold in your dream, you first of all need to consider whether your bedroom is too hot or too cold and your unconscious has simply incorporated your physical reaction in your dreams.
If this is not the case, the dream may be pointing to your frame of mind. Extreme heat could indicate unpleasant or difficult circumstances, or a person you consider hot or sexy.
Feeling hot can also warn you of impending danger, as in ’finding your self in a hot spot’ or of burning passions, such as lust or anger. Your unconscious may be warning you to remove yourself from a source of potential danger.
If the atmosphere is humid in your dream this indicates that you feel as if your waking situation is oppressive. If, however you are aware of feeling pleasantly warm, this is a positive sign indicating that you are feeling content in your waking life; if you are shivering with the cold, the opposite is true. In waking life you may feel emotionally cold or perhaps someone is being cold to you. Alternatively, do you feel as if you have to act ruthlessly, as in ’cold- bloodedly’, or is it fear that is making your blood run cold? If you feel uncharacteristically hot when it is cold outside, this suggests your warmth and optimism is overcoming the coldness and hostility in which you find yourself; but if you feel cold when it is warm outside, this suggests you are cutting your self off from emotional interaction in some way.
There is however an exception to the rule of contrary in this case, which is that if your dream specifically concerned a venereal disease, it is a warning that someone is trying to impugn your character.
Beware of overconfidence.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
In your dreams are you wearing a disguise or mask? Are you a regal persona or did you become a superhero? Are you using cosmetics or wearing a wig? Are you worried about your appearance in some way? Are you naked? Are your clothes torn and ragged? If so, this kind of dream concerns your persona or personas, as we all have more than one.
The persona represents your public image, the part of yourself that is presented externally by what you say, wear and look like. The word is obviously related to the words ‘person’ and ‘personality’, and comes from the Latin word for mask. So the persona is the mask you put on before you show yourself to the outside world.
Your persona’s wardrobe of masks comprises the various faces you use to present yourself to different audiences in waking life—for example, your family, friends, colleagues and strangers. We wear these masks to help us relate better to different groups of people, but these masks are not the real you. Depending on the context of your dream and how you felt, your unconscious may be warning you that one of your personas is in conflict with your true self, or that you need to adopt a different persona to achieve your goals.
The persona is rarely personified in a dream. It is usually a dream theme, rather than a dream figure: for example, the persona can be said to be present in a dream in which your clothes are stained, or you are naked or inappropriately dressed. At its best, the persona is just the ‘good impression’ you wish to present as you fill the roles society requires of you. But, of course, it can also be the ‘false impression’ you use to manipulate people’s opinions and behaviors.
And, at its worst, it can be mistaken, even by yourself, for your own true nature; sometimes we believe we really are what we pretend to be!... The Element Encyclopedia
From Herakles to Superman and Spiderman, the legendary superhero with magical, superhuman powers can come in many guises but his purpose is clear: he must defeat evil, and defend truth and justice. There is, however, always a price to pay or a sacrifice to make for his superhuman powers. For example, Superman must resist the advances of reporter Lois Lane, to whom Clark Kent would easily succumb.
If the image of a superhero or heroine appears in your dream, it is not only reminding you that your powers might be far greater than you think; it is also suggesting that there may be sacrifices you need to make along the way.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of toilet paper symbolize that you are wiping away your troubles, cleansing and clearing negativity from your life, and releasing energetic residue you might have from unhealthy relationships or old disempowering life circumstances.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The tunic symbolizes the self and the soul, or the area most directly in contact with the spirit. Given that it represents personality, it is important to analyze the color of the tunic, as well as its texture. (See STAINS, CLOAK, and CLOTHING) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a unibrow indicates an unusual connection may soon be made in your waking life. Note the person sporting this interesting look as this will give you clues as to who you may need to pay attention to in the future.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The unicorn places its horn in the lap of the virgin; it cant be caught in any other way.
It is able to remove poison and its effects; it loves happiness. It may also be a sign of flight into an irrational fairy-tale world. Today, the unicorn also means hope of the removal of all differences, as well as fear of contradictions. Innocence and sexual urges are also connected to the image of the unicorn, and the dreamer is posing the question: How do I see my desires without feeling guilty? It is a question about the “purified animalistic self.” According to Jung, the symbol of self.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Traditionally, the only people who were allowed to tend unicorns were virgins. When a unicorn appears in a dream, we are linking with the innocent, pure part of ourselves. This is the instinctive, receptive feminine principle.
2- There is a story that unicorns missed being taken into Noah’s Ark because they were too busy playing. VVe need to be mindful of what is going on in the real world if we are to survive.
3- The unicorn signifies unconditional love.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Traditionally an emblem of purity. In fairy tales, the unicorn becomes a mount to only chaste maidens, and befriends only those who are pure in spirit.
The horn of this creature is an alternative phallic emblem.
It is also considered the most potently magical part of the animal—the “magic” in this sense being the seed of life (sperm).
If the horn of the creature is dipped into water, this represents the purging of some type of poison, be it emotional, physical, or spiritual.
In Greece, an alternative emblem for the moon goddess, and as such reflects a predominance of the intuitive nature in your decisions and interactions.
In China, this is a most beneficent dream. Here, the unicorn symbolizes the perfect balance between Yin and Yang, and all five elements in harmony (earth-air-firewater- ether / void). Seeing one indicates goodwill and kindness toward you from others, as well as the presence of gentle, wise companions.... The Language of Dreams
This mythical and mystical animal can represent the power of your visionary abilities applied to the future. In that its horn projects from the middle of its forehead, the unicorn points to the power of the third eye to direct your decisions and movement forward.
The unicorn also represents uniqueness and mystical knowledge.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a story that unicorns missed being taken into noah’s ark because they were too busy playing. They represent intuitive knowledge; in this context we need to be mindful of what is going on in the real world if we are to survive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Traditionally, the only people who were allowed to tend unicorns were virgins. When a unicorn appears in a dream, we are linking with the innocent, pure part of ourselves. This is the instinctive, receptive feminine principle.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Tradition represents this symbolic animal as a white horse, or multicolored, with one horn that comes from the forehead. Unicorns harbor the combination of variety and demonstrate that the essence of everything is in unity. They are the mythical incarnation of your inner imagination. They equally represent power, gentleness, and purity. This dream may announce inspiration wonders that you keep inside. It could also be a sign of an interesting offer, because they are sometimes related to abundance.
The oneiric oracles claim that unicorns predict interaction with official affairs.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This magical creature is a powerful symbol of magic and spiritual purity.
It is an ancient symbol that has permeated modern media more than any other creature.
The unicorn is a white creature and in this way connects to purity and the highest vibration of life. It can fly, which increases this ascension sensibility. In some ways, its very name contains some of its power as a totem; the unicorn has a single horn, which means it is free from duality and recognizes the oneness of all.
A visit from a unicorn in a dream is to be connected to some very powerful medicine, and you can consider yourself to be guided by strong spiritual forces.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The unicorn is a pure, horse-like creature with a single horn on its forehead. Like the Sphinx, the unicorn is a legendary animal with a dual nature, its purity and compassion representing the feminine, and its horn representing the masculine. In dreams, it may therefore indicate unresolved conflicts in waking life. In Christian legend, the unicorn symbolizes a transcendental spiritual purity and goodness.
There is also a story that unicorns were too late to board Noah’s Ark because they were busy playing. This suggests that you need to be mindful of what is going on in the real world if you are to survive. ... The Element Encyclopedia
If riding high on a large single wheel, the dreamer may be totally in control and exercising authority in both personal and business matters, appearing to be the “big wheel” in these arenas. If, however, the dreamer’s ride seems precarious and unstable, going it alone may not be the wisest strategy with respect to some situation.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Seeing yourself wearing a uniform in a dream suggests that you have identified with a larger group, a movement, or an organization that requires you to conform and carry out its ideology. This may be positive or negative depending on the associations made and the kind of uniform that you are wearing.
The issues expressed in this dream might be about self-identity, conformity, or responsibility (duty).
The unconscious is pointing to the possibility that your individuality has been covered up and is being unnoticed because you are functioning as a member of a group and not as an individual.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dream about uniforms it’s indicative that you are concerned with issues of conformity, identity and responsibility. Another thought is that you may be seeing yourself as a part of a large group where your individuality is covered up and unnoticed.
To see an array of strange uniforms may indicate that your country is on the brink of war or that you are warring with yourself, especially if you wear one, about a matter you do not want to face.
To dream of a sad faced soldier portends bad news or illness for a far away loved one.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Identification with a role, such as soldier or nurse; identification with, or conformity with, collective likes and dislikes—being ‘in’ with the group; social pressure to conform; feeling a sense of being accepted by a group or at work, social correctness. See first example in school. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Authority, self-affirmation, ambition, and seeking power; but also a lack of self-awareness and / or a weak ego. It may also be a sign of a lack of order or of too rigidly adhering to order. In the case of women, longing for or fear of a strong man. Uniforms also point to a lack of individuality, of repetitiveness.
According to Freud, nakedness that one is trying to hide.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing yourself or others in uniform: don’t be deceived by appearances and try to be less arrogant and shallow. In a man’s dream, a uniform indicates a lack of order and being uncomfortable in a chaotic situation.
Depth Psychology: Are you conforming too easily to conventional standards? The uniform may be a sign of intolerance and rigidity.
Do you want more influence and power? See General, Military, Officer.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of wearing a uniform, then you are processing your feelings about conforming to the norm, and identifying with a particular role, custom, or tribe. Perhaps your dream is showing you that you have been hiding your uniqueness and suppressing your individuality. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: Dreaming of uniforms is all to do with our identification with a particular role or type of authority. However rebellious we may be, a part of us needs to conform to the ideas and beliefs of the social group to which we belong. Seeing ourselves in uniform confirms that belonging.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Uniforms in dreams suggest conformity and going along with the crowd. This dream suggests that either you need to go your own way and stop following others, or that you desire to stop being different from others and fit in better.... My Dream Interpretation
For a man to dream of wearing a uniform signifies an approaching improvement in status; for a woman, it predicts happiness in love and/or domestic affairs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The dream could be manifesting your conformist feelings. Or, contrarily, it may alert you that you should be less individualistic and consider the needs of the group that surrounds you.
If you dream that you are wearing a military uniform, it indicates that you are trying to reduce your responsibilities in your community. In the case that the uniform is full of medals, it denotes that you are authoritarian: you impose your standards by force without allowing others to express their opinions.
According to popular superstition, this dream foretells a trip full of adventure and of special interest for your marriage problems.
analysis of a dream
Ricardo dreamed: “I was wearing a military uniform and my family marched according to my orders: ‘One, Two, Three, and! Turn, and!’ They were all very firm, rigid and obedient, and I felt proud of my control. We marched through the street and the neighbors watched us from the windows with expressions of admiration.”
Ricardo had this dream in a time in which his family disintegrated. His wife was being difficult in the divorce negotiations, and his adolescent daughter threatened to go live with her boyfriend and leave her studies. The dream reveals his desire to put his family life back in order and avoid the circumstances that had escaped his control. His subconscious was recommending that he be more strict and energetic in enforcing his opinions. Up until then Ricardo had always given in to his wife’s and daughter’s desires, and his life was uncontrolled. The fact that the neighbors approved of his conduct from the windows reflects his need for recognition, which he only felt in this important moment of his life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A uniform is a symbol itself; the nature of the outfit defines the wearer very specifically in a particular role, as uniforms are designed to be instantly recognizable for the discipline they relate to. In order to understand such a dream, you must first identify the uniform itself and the qualities associated with someone who might wear it. In most cases, the archetype most associated with a uniform falls in the warrior category, which relates to the principle of dividing everything into either right or wrong. To dream of wearing a uniform is to desire to connect to the energy that the uniform represents.
If someone in your dream is wearing a uniform, there is a part of your personality that is needed to face some current life circumstance.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A uniform such as that of a sailor, soldier, and policeman carries with it the association of that profession. So, if you dream of wearing a policeman’s uniform, it may indicate feelings of having to establish law and order, or needing to keep a watchful eye on your community.
If you are wearing an army uniform, are you someone with a need for more rules and greater self- discipline? If you are wearing your work clothes, this suggests you are working at something, or is revealing of your attitudes concerning work. For school clothes, see also SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
Uniforms are symbols of depersonalized authority in dreams, so if your dream featured images such as soldiers in uniform or policemen on duty and you were the only one not wearing a uniform, this may reflect your waking sense that you are falling out of line in some way or have deviated from what is expected from you. Did you try to fit in or did you assert your individuality and non-conformist nature?
If members of various professional bodies appeared in your dream, such as doctors, dentists or pilots, try to make a link with the profession they represent and the relevant area of your waking life, as your unconscious may be offering you inspirational or helpful advice.
When the main point of interest in your dream is the occupation or profession, there is typically a good reason why your unconscious has highlighted that particular job. For example, members of the caring professions in dreams, such as nurses, nuns, charity or voluntary workers, may suggest a more compassionate side to your nature, or the side of yourself that has a vocation in life. In men, these images may suggest the importance of non-sexual relationships. For more information about specific occupations and people at work, see SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
Wishing to conform to, or fit in with, a specific group or situation.
The message of this dream, however, is that a uniform is only an external expression.
The person inside does not change. So, the question you have to tackle is whether the changes necessary for this group or situation are conducive to personal growth and wholeness.... The Language of Dreams
The United Kingdom, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland) and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a queen and a parliament that has two houses: the House of Lords and the House of Commons, which has 651 popularly elected members. In dreams, England can represent good friendship, lush green countryside, a tendency to adhere to social mores and tradition, and a glorification of past achievements and history. Northern Ireland is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea; frequently in the news for the religious tensions that still exist, this beautiful country is a symbol of undiscovered possibilities, as well as of inner conflict. It can also relate to undiscovered aspects of reality, unproven aspects of reality or the range of possibilities open to you. Scotland refers to a proud heritage and Wales denotes good heartedness and unpretentiousness.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of the United Nations suggests that the most important thing in your life at this time needs your full and undivided attention. There may be an injustice at foot and to dream of the UN implies that a fair solution is waiting to be discovered.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the United Nations features prominently in your dream, you may be connecting to a collective energy around issues that are currently affecting the planet as a whole. This image can also be interpreted on a more personal level as representing the possibility that various ideas and beliefs within you that are ultimately contradictory may be able to be integrated, turning dissonance into harmony within yourself.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The United States is a federal republic consisting of fifty states. In dreams, it stands for diversity and openness to possibilities, as well as open-mindedness, hope and new beginnings. The American dream refers to basic life goals or basic rights common to everyone. In other words, the good life that is without ties to country, class or ethnicity.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of the universe signify your awareness of your connection to the whole of life, the big picture, your higher purpose, and your connection to all people and all things everywhere.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- Dreaming of being in a university highlights our own individual potential and learning ability. We may not be particularly academic in waking life, but may be subconsciously aware of our ability to connect together with people of like minds.
2- Since a university is a place of ‘higher’ learning, we are being made aware of the breadth of experience and increase in knowledge available to us. We need to move away from the mundane and ordinary into specific areas of knowledge and awareness.
3- Spiritual Knowledge and the ability to use it can only be achieved in ‘The University of Life’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: The university represents experiences from which you have already learned (or should learn from now). What activities are going on at the university? See School, Teacher.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of a university, then you are in a phase of of great learning, growing, and expanding. You are developing and cultivating your gifts, talents and potential with an openness to receive the lessons the universe is trying to teach you. See School, Teacher and Student.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Spiritual knowledge and the ability to use it can only be achieved in ‘the university of life’. Often we need to graduate or be initiated with some ceremony, such as a rite of passage, into such learning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of being in a university highlights our own individual potential and learning ability. We may not be particularly academic in waking life, but may be subconsciously aware of our ability to connect with people of like minds. As universities nowadays become somewhat less selective, they can also in dreams represent a potentially carefree transition between childhood and adulthood. Also consult the entries for education and school.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are at university, or at a university campus, indicates that you are going through some social or cultural changes. Now is a good time for you to experiment and try new things.... My Dream Interpretation
This dream is considered especially auspicious for those engaged in any field of scientific endeavor; for others it forecasts future success commensurate with effort expended.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming that you are going to the university signifies that you want to increase your knowledge by developing your capacity. The dream indicates that you may be wasting time in little things, when in reality you have a scope of experience that could enrich you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Is the person or place in your dream someone you know in waking life? Is the setting of your dream familiar? If the person or place is familiar, this may refer to your unconscious thoughts or perceptions about that particular person or place. Unknown people or places in your dreams, however, generally represent aspects of your character that you have not acknowledged or have neglected.
How these mystery strangers look and behave will give you important clues to the nature of the problem area. The settings and features of a mystery landscape will also reflect your feelings about yourself and your life. See also; PEOPLE; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
This shows that we have the capability of achieving a degree of supremacy. We are capable of getting the ‘upper hand’ in particular situations. We can move away from the mundane, ordinary, everyday world into a more spiritual way of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Example: ‘When I was very small probably even pre-school I often dreamt of flying. I was mostly dressed only in my short vest and usually floating upwards to escape adults who were clawing at my legs to pull me down’ (Miss GC). Looking through dreams in which the words ‘up’, ‘upwards’, ‘upper’ or ‘upstairs’ are used, again and again one sees the same feeling as expressed in the example—getting away from being ‘pulled down’ by difficult feelings, by depression, by everyday duties, by difficulties in relationships, and so on. It expresses the technique we use when worried, such as reading a book, being entertained, having a drink—anything to take our attention away from the difficult feelings. Moving upwards of course also depicts positive change; shifting towards mental activity; gaining a wider view of things; promotion. Idioms: one up on; on the up and up; up a gum tree; up and down; ups and downs; up the pole; up the wall; up the spout; up to the hilt. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of your upper back reflect your issues with giving and receiving support. Perhaps you feel that you are carrying the weight of the world, or that you are in need of support from the people in your life. See Back and Co-Dependant... Strangest Dream Explanations
Telephones and cellphones in dreams are symbols of instant communication in both the real world and dreamland. The message of your dream in which you picked up the phone to call someone almost certainly indicates that you are thinking about them and need to communicate something to them.
If you had a telephone conversation that was one sided and you couldn’t get a word in, does this mirror how you feel about someone in waking life or was your unconscious simply urging you to be more assertive in waking life?
Alternatively, was your unconscious drawing your attention to your own tendency to monopolize conversations? Dreaming of phone or cellphone conversations may also be reminding you to say or do something in waking life; the context of your dream and the symbols within it may give you a clue as to what that‘something’ is.
If, in your dream, you dialed a number and nobody picked up the phone, do you feel that nobody is listening to your point of view in waking life?
Similarly if you dreamed of making a call to the emergency services, could your unconscious be expressing your fear about someone or something in your waking life or that you are in urgent need of support or help.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a viper, foretells that calamities are threatening you.
To dream that a many-hued viper, and capable of throwing itself into many pieces, or unjointing itself, attacks you, denotes that your enemies are bent on your ruin and will work unitedly, yet apart, to displace you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a viper signify that you are releasing your fear of being attacked, hurt, or poisoned by the influence of an unsavory character. Or perhaps you have slithered off your path in which case, your dream is guiding you back to your intuitive awareness and higher knowing. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: If you are wallpapering one or more rooms: you would like to change something in your life, but the desire is still residing in your unconscious.
Depth Psychology: A dream about wallpaper is a challenge to express more feelings, intentions, and thoughts, and to throw away the mask you’ve been hiding behind. See Mask, Painting.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you or someone else is hanging up wallpaper, suggests that you are putting up a barrier between yourself and others. It also suggest that you are covering something up - a secret of sorts. Alternatively, it may mean something that needs beautifying.
To dream that you are peeling or stripping off wallpaper, symbolizes that you are beginning to let your guard down or allow yourself to connect more readily with others. It also indicates that you are revealing aspects of yourself that have been kept well hidden.
The color and pattern of the wallpaper in your dream will offer clues as what kind of barrier, secret, or feeling is being represented by the wallpaper.... My Dream Interpretation
Whether you hung it yourself or observed it being done, the dream pertains to an alteration in your social status, but its meaning must be determined by reference to the colors (if any) and the outcome of the exercise.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
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... The Element Encyclopedia
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.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
You are receiving a message of heightened importance; pay close attention to what your dreams are telling you. Even if you cannot understand what is being whispered in your dream, trust that the information is being received at the deepest level, at the level of the whisper itself.
A whisper in a dream may also imply that the message that is on its way to you is not yet ready to be heard and understood or ready for public dissemination.
A process may be incomplete.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If, in your dream, your voice or the voice of someone else is very quiet, this could suggest that you or they are having difficulty getting their point of view across.
If you heard a whispered conversation or whispers, do you fear that others may be gossiping about you or keeping a secret from you? Or if you saw someone else whispering in another person’s ear, do you feel excluded in some way from their closeness in waking life? If you overheard but were not a part of a conversation, does this emphasize your sense of being excluded? Whistle, sound of: A signal to take action or an affirmation of life as in the old superstition of whistling as you pass a grave.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- To hear whispering in a dream suggests that we need to listen to someone or something very carefully. It may also mean that we do not have the full information av ailable to us about a situation in our waking lives.
1- Sound in dreams can often manifest as the opposite quality to that which is required. Thus, whispering could be interpreted as a shout for attention.
2- Hidden Information. Occult Knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
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.... Dreamers Dictionary
An alphabetically arranged address book lends itself well to keeping track of the most important symbols in your dreams. First, make a note of the personal meaning and then the general meaning of each symbol. Choose those images that you consider most important, especially the symbols that continually recur.
For each symbol, make note of the title and the date of the dream in which it appeared.
A general interpretation of a symbol listed in this handbook should only be noted if it expands or changes your understanding of your personal dream symbols.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a zipper represent that you are opening and closing yourself to intimacy. Perhaps you are feeling tentative about revealing your secrets and/or exposing your true feelings. Consider if the zipper is opened or closed.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dreamed of a stuck zipper (that you couldn’t do up), or a broken zipper, this symbolizes social embarrassment. But if you dream of a zipper that closes easily, you will overcome minor troubles.... My Dream Interpretation
Social chagrin is the message if you dreamed of a stuck or broken zipper, but if it fastened easily, the dream predicts satisfaction in minor matters now pending.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Something needs to be either contained or released.
A zipper that is broken may point to an inability to control whether you let something be revealed or not. Being unable to open a zipper may point to some level of frustration around feeling confined or controlled.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are in charge of a zoo implies that you may be feeling out of control of your charges in waking life. Whether it be in the workplace or home, you may feel as though you need a tight rein on your children or employees as they are behaving restlessly and possibly recklessly. Time out for everyone, especially yourself, is advised when finding yourself dreaming of zoos and zoo keepers.... Dream Symbols and Analysis