1- When we dream of something being bad we are being made aware that the dream object is now worthless or defective. Feeling bad can have two meanings; one in the sense of being naughty and the other not feeling right. We are off balance in some way.
2- Our thought processes are corrupt.
If we dream of food being bad, we are not taking sufficient care of our inner needs.
A bad smell in dreams could mean that our environment is not supporting us.
3- Acknowledgement of Evil through a ‘bad thing’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Spiritually, anything that is bad or decaying has finished a positive cycle and is entering a negative one. Whilst a perfectly natural process, we do well to acknowledge this and dreaming of a ‘bad thing’ enables us to move on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of something being bad we are being made aware that the dream object is now worthless or defective. Feeling bad can have two meanings: one in the sense of being naughty and the other not feeling right. We are off balance in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Any violence or negative action in your dreams is typically a reflection of your own inner feelings.
According to Jung, negative actions in dreams symbolize the shadow or dark side of your nature. The shadow is everything that you are repressing or denying, the hidden side of yourself that you refuse to recognize. By conjuring up such images in your dream, your unconscious is urging you to bring these hidden feelings into the light of day so that they have less hold over you, otherwise you are in danger of projecting this ‘other self’ onto other people.
Dreams about violence, crime and other actions may not only reveal your inner feelings about yourself, they may also reveal your feelings about the situation around you or in some cases, your feelings about other people in your life. The type of negative action highlighted in the dream will be worthy of your attention if you are to fully understand yourself and your situation. Although disturbing, and unfortunately more common than positive actions in dreams, dreams in which the action focuses on bad or negative feelings, words and actions are seldom predictive, so you don’t need to worry that the horrifying events will be repeated in your waking life. Recurring dreams of committing rape are a different concern, suggesting violent urges that are in danger of spilling over into your waking life.
If this is the case, professional therapy and counseling is strongly recommended. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS; NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of getting bad or failing grades is an insecurity dream. It symbolizes the dreamer’s feelings of not being good enough and a fear of not having a winning personality.... My Dream Interpretation
Points to trouble. On the other hand, it might be a sign that you can make good connections and have someone you can rely on. Always remember that what appears to be bad luck in the beginning often turns out later to be good luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a badge represent your identification with a particular role in life, and/or the need for proof of your status, authority or respectability. Consider the type of badge and its symbol of affiliation. See Certificate.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Whatever kind of security concerns you most, whether job, social, or financial, will be yours if you dreamed of yourself or anyone else wearing a badge.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Badges in dreams draw your attention to your right to be part of a team or group of people. It could also mean that you are being singled out for special recognition. The spiritual interpretation is that you need to be accepted, not just as yourself, but as part of a greater whole.... The Element Encyclopedia
Material aspects: To have our attention drawn to a badge makes us aware of our right to belong to a group.
If a badge is recognizable in a dream we perhaps should try to assess what our feelings are about the organization or group involved. Brooches are often formed of precious or semi-precious gems and can impart a particular message. You might like to consult the entries for gems / jewels, keepsake and jewellery.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A symbol of belonging, of which you have dreamed repeatedly, from which you feel rejected. How was the sense of belonging demonstrated? Was the badge given / awarded for something?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The badger is both well loved and much maligned. It signifies a hierarchical family structure and, because of its nocturnal habits, the basic wisdom belonging to the underworld.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see a badger in your dream could have two meanings. First, this dream may symbolize your persistence and final victory over your opponents. Second, it can also mean you are “badgering” and aggravating others.... My Dream Interpretation
The badger is a creature of the earth, so its power connects primarily to its ability to maneuver below the surface of consciousness. Badgers are tenacious burrowers, so part of their medicine is the ability to get to the bottom of things and keep going till a desired end is achieved. When a badger appears in a dream, it is time to get busy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Define what you associate with the badger. For most of us, the play on words will feature strongly as a dream about badgers can often refer to badgering people, or feeling badgered and needing to get away from the influence of other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
An island in the Atlantic about 300 miles north of Venezuela, Barbados is circled by fine beaches and narrow coastal plains. In dreams it conjures up images of sunshine, sand and relaxation. Are you in urgent need of some of this in your waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person sees himself eating his own intestines, liver or kidneys or any other organ situated in or around the stomach it means he will have access to all his wealth which was not available to him hitherto.
The same is the interpretation if – instead of eating them-he sees himself or another picking them up or carrying them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you have your fortune told in a dream, either by astrology, palm reading, tarot or crystal ball, suggests that your current situation feels uncertain and you are in need of guidance. You may also have an important decision to make in waking life but the message of your dream is that there is no easy answer and that hasty decisions should not be made.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of telling, or having your fortune told, it dicates that you are deliberating over some vexed affair, and you should use much caution in giving consent to its consummation.
For a young woman, this portends a choice between two rivals. She will be worried to find out the standing of one in business and social circles.
To dream that she is engaged to a fortune-teller, denotes that she has gone through the forest and picked the proverbial stick. She should be self-reliant, or poverty will attend her marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If they are without any defect, giving off a good odour, it means he will discharge Zakaah and his wealth will remain protected against all calamities. Also his wealth will be purified and his own condition will improved.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- If we find ourselves being kidnapped within a dream, we are conscious of the fact that our own fears and doubts can make us victims. We are being overcome by our own “demons’, which have ganged up on us and caused us to become insecure.
2- In dreams we mav find ourselves trying to kidnap someone else and this would indicate, at its simplest level, that we are trying to influence someone else. It may also suggest that we are trying to absorb some quality from the other person which is not freely available.
3- Some sort of psychic theft may be symbolised here, or on a darker level a thread of spiritual vampirism may be running through the dreamer’s subconscious.
It is up to the dreamer thoroughly to define this image.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of being kidnapped or abducted reflect control issues and your fears of being negatively influenced or overpowered by an external force. This dream is also about transformation and metamorphosis from victimhood to empowerment.
If you are the one doing the kidnapping, you may be forcing your will onto someone else, or forcing yourself to do something that you know deep down is not good for you. See Goddess Persephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Spiritually, dreaming of a kidnapping suggests that someone or something is draining our essential energy and possibly using it in an inappropriate way. This might, for instance, be a family argument or an anxiety that we are not able to deal with properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, we may find ourselves trying to kidnap someone, suggesting that we are trying to influence someone else, perhaps trying to absorb some quality that is not freely available, or making demands that they are not prepared to meet.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If we find ourselves being kidnapped within a dream, we are conscious of the fact that our own fears and doubts can make us victims. We feel out of control and perhaps need to ‘negotiate’ with the frightened part. We are being overcome by our own ‘demons’, which have ganged up on us and caused us to become insecure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you were kid- napped in your dream, you are likely to be embar- rassed by the company you have been keeping; a change of companions would probably be bene- ficial. However, if you did the kidnapping, you are being warned to guard your valuables against theft or loss, and if you can’t do that, then be sure your insurance is in order. To dream of a kidnapping in which you were not personally involved is a sign of sudden important changes in the offing.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A kidnapper takes a child and holds him or her for ransom. In this way, the child becomes the symbol of something treasured and valuable, such as innocence or possibility.
The ransom suggests that this quality is being forced as a sacrifice for something of more material value. Such a dream may arise when you are feeling like you must compromise your values in such a way to accomplish a goal.
If you are a parent, such a dream could also be a reflection of parental anxiety.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are implicated in the kidnaping of either a child or a grown person, is an indication that you should exercise extreme caution in making friends among the opposite sex. This dream is not necessarily unlucky, but it is a warning which should be taken carefully into account.
If you are kidnaped or taken away against your will, the omen is of an important development with regard to your future, particularly in matters pertaining to the grand passion.... The Complete Dream Book
If kidnapping features in your dream, this may suggest the desire to dominate or be dominated by another person.
If you are the victim but don’t feel afraid, this could lend a sexual connotation to your dream.
If you are held hostage in a dream, this could indicate that you feel someone has a hold on you, or that you are subject to some influence that prevents you from doing what you need to do. Hostage-takers often make demands for money, personal recognition and so on. Is there someone in your waking life who is placing unnecessary demands upon you, or making you feel guilty? In some hostage dreams, as in real life, a rapport develops between the victim and the hostage-taker; if this is the case, it could indicate a love-hate relationship in your waking life. Finally, might this kind of dream not also suggest that you are held hostage, not by a person, but by your fears?
See also CHANGE AND CONFLICT; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dreamer may be afraid of losing a very important part of himself or of losing his safest and most familiar surroundings. Also, the dreamer may be afraid of leaving his home, childhood, familiar support group, or long standing ideas. These type of dreams may be most prevalent during times of psychological or physical transition and during stressful times of life when the future is somewhat uncertain. Consider the details of your dream and try to isolate or identify the fear that created the dream. Please refer to the page called Your Dreams and My Dreams in order to obtain a general understanding of how dreams could be interpreted. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that dreaming about being kidnapped is really an omen and that you will receive unexpected news and be successful against your opposition.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a problem with your kidney, then you have fears of growing up or a fear of being criticized. You also may be processing criticism you’ve recently received.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of your own kidneys suggests that a medical checkup might be advisable. A dream of eating, cooking, or serv- ing kidneys is a warning against speculative ven- tures.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreams of a kidney stone symbolize righteous resentment and an unwillingness to forgive. You are under the false impression that holding onto anger will keep you safe or morally superior.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Whether a courtesan or a witch. Nicole may amve as a sharp, brassy woman who will do anything to get her way. Demonstrating wit as well as charm, she may amve to represent a woman who has won the love of her leading man just by being herself.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
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
If you dream that you are missing one of your five senses, it is a strong signal that you feel out of control in a real life situation. You may feel you don’t have the capability to handle a certain situation you’re in, or you may feel out of touch with reality in some way.
If you dream that one of your senses is heightened (extra strong), you will triumph in a difficult situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are driving an automobile on a slippery pavement and it skids, is a sign that one should exercise extreme caution not to do anything which may impair the confidence of one’s sweetheart.... The Complete Dream Book
Smelling a sweet fragrance in a dream means uneasiness or a light illness. Smelling a bad odor in a dream means hearing or speaking bad words, or it could mean distress or depression.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
At times you may experience the sense of smell in your dreams.
The smell could be environmental.
If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment, you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant order.
For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food she once cooked.
The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience in your dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A bad odor symbolizes aversion (“I cant stand the smell of “). Pleasant smells symbolize affection. Furthermore, the expression “having a nose for news” may play a role in this image, pointing to the fact that you can either trust your intuition (do you “smell a rat”.7) or that you should trust more.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or where the smell is coming from. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed and particular note should be taken of what it is we smell.
2- Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells which are associated with that time, e.g. baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.
3- As one’s spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognise smells from the past on a clairvovant level can be somewhat frightening. Provided this ability is recognised merely as a means of identifying a time, place or person there need be no problem and we need have no fear.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Pleasant smells/fragrances are a sign of positive emotions, while foul smells indicate that the feelings you have for another person are dying—or that something in your environment—or your life—”stinks to high heaven.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a fragrance or aroma signify whether or not something is healthy for you.
If the smell is pleasing, then consider that this dream is giving you a green light to proceed with the relationship, career opportunity, or creative project you are considering.
If the smell is offensive, then consider this to me a message to stop and take a step back to sniff out what is really going on. Also, dreams of a particular fragrance or scent can reconnect you with a scentsational memory, or a nostalgic, but powerful aspect of yourself. See Nose.... Strangest Dream Explanations
As our spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognize smells from the past on a clairvoyant level can be rather alarming. In dreams, provided this ability is recognized merely as a means of identifying a time, place or person, we need not be afraid.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a smell often implies an actual physical sensation. Your nose may be picking up an odor that really exists. It’s important to be aware of this, especially if the smell is that of smoke or gas. Try to condition yourself to wake up whenever an ominous odor appears in a dream.
If this isn’t the case, dreaming of pleasant odors such as flowers, the salt air, or good food cooking symbolizes good times ahead, usually associated with whatever is giving off the odor. See Flowers, Beach, Coffee, etc.
Dreaming of unpleasant odors is a sign that something is being kept from you - as in the old saying, “I smell a rat.”... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To smell something in your dream, indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell. Your dream is trying to convey a feeling by associating it with a familiar smell or scent. Alternatively, the scent may be part of your real environment which you have incorporated into your dream.
For a bad smell, see “Smelly”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
Smells may be very revealing in dreams; so learn to pay attention to them. They may be particularly useful in making links with events in childhood (when odours, good or bad, tended to play a more prominent part in life).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Experiences from the past play a part in distinguishing what a smell in a dream means to the dreamer. Sometimes we remember people by the odors we identify them with, like grandpa’s pipe tobacco. In this example, the significance of the dream would depend on what grandpa meant to the dreamer.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
At times you may experience the sense of smell in your dreams.
If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment, you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant odor. For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food she once cooked. The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience.
If the smell is repulsive in your dream, ask yourself what is rotten or corrupted in your life; alternatively, is your unconscious telling you that it has sniffed out danger or ’smelt a rat’?
Smells can remind you of a particular person or situation; they can also suggest good or bad feelings. For example, a pleasant smell could depict happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell could hold memories of trauma or difficulty. Smells can also act as a warning in a dream, as intuitive information is often recognized by a particular smell. You may have a good or bad reaction to the smell depending on your associations with it. Dreams involving the sense of smell may also be explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell: on the right scent, throw someone off the scent, smell a rat, smells fishy, stinks to high heaven, what you did stinks and so on.
The appearance of your nose or the nose of someone you know in your dream may be significant.
If the nose suddenly grows long, could you be telling lie after lie in the real world? If it transforms into a broken one, are you about to fall out with someone in the real world? If your nose was blocked, is there something about your waking circumstances that is getting up your nose? See also Nose entry in BODY. When you dream of smelling perfume you are often being reminded of particular memories. Smells in dreams can be evocative and you may need to recapture or reexamine a certain emotion associated with that perfume.... The Element Encyclopedia
The odor of fresh flowers smelled in a dream predicts happy days of courtship.
The smell of burning wood or of autumn leaves is & forerunner of an early marriage and pleasant home ties. Perfumes are a harbinger of intrigue. Disagreeable odors of any kind indicate broken en, gagements.... The Complete Dream Book
On the dream plane, smells frequently engender memories of past experiences and our reactions to those experiences. Like other senses, the way we feel about each aroma is very personal, and should be interpreted accordingly.... The Language of Dreams
Rarely we dream of scents that are not from the physical space where we are sleeping. Otherwise, the smells in dreams have a highly sensuous connotation.
It is possible that the unconscious has launched a compensation mechanism in response to lack of satisfactory sexual intercourse. Although sharp and unpleasant odors are very rare, if you perceived one, it means that you are reacting to the attitudes of others.
Each scent has a specific meaning. Mothballs allude to scandal; ginger, to love affairs; jasmine, to true spiritual experience; lavender, happiness in relationships; and nutmeg, deception. In general, a bad smell means disease; and a good one, health. Perfume denotes beauty and pride. To notice a good smell emanated by someone promises new friends; but if someone detects your odor, it is indicative of lost friendships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
There are dreams in which the sense of smell is activated. Smell is the most primitive of all of the senses, and there are powerful sense memories that are evoked when certain smells are present. This type of deep memory- response may be what is triggering a dream in which smell plays a role.
If there is something specific that is being smelled in the dream, use that to inform your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of something smelly (an unpleasant odor) predicts anxieties which could be major or minor, depending on how bad the dream smell is. Also, to smell something in your dream often indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell. Your dream may be trying to convey a feeling to you by associating it with a familiar smell.... My Dream Interpretation
Fragrant flowers such as roses, jasmine, narcissus, marigold, daisies etc.- if any of these are seen detached from its stem-it suggest that the observer will lose his accumulated wealth. But if they are not, it is a harbinger of a son who will be good, hones and righteous. How righteous he will be depends on the intensity of the fragrance given off by such a flower.... Islamic Dream Interpretation