If you experience the nightmare of being buried alive, do you feel that others are suffocating your individuality in waking life and there is no way out? If in your dream you suspect that someone has deliberately buried you alive, your unconscious may be trying to alert you to hidden hostility from that person towards you in waking life.
If you managed to escape, try to remember whether you stumbled across anything significant; this may hold the key to transforming your situation so you can step out of the darkness into daylight in waking life. To come up out of the earth or a grave suggests some kind of rebirth, new insights or a new period of your life. Being in a tunnel, cave, chamber or mine shows you exploring what is usually beneath the surface of your mind, such as unacknowledged insights or feelings. This is a journey into your unconscious. Remember the rules here are different to those in everyday life. Here you create your own environment, your own traps and freedom out of your own fears, hopes and desires.
If the dream hole was of your own making in the dream, what was its purpose? Freudians equate holes in dreams with vaginas, so—if you are a man— your dream may have been imbued with sexual innuendo. Whatever your sex, because the vagina leads to the womb it may be that you long to shut yourself away, or withdraw for a while from the unpleasantness of your waking life. On the other hand, your dream may be highlighting those of your ‘underground’ tastes or secret longings that are unexpressed in real life. There is another explanation for dreams about burrowing underground or entering tunnels and caverns. The tunnel is a symbol of transition and the bowels of the earth a symbol of the unconscious, so your dream may denote your search for some kind of transformation. What you saw or heard in the cavern or tunnel is therefore significant.
If you saw light or made your way to the end of the tunnel in your dream, the implication is that you will find the inspiration you need in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- A lagoon or lake represents our inner world of feeling and fantasy.
It is the unconscious side which is a rich source of power when it can be accessed and understood.
If the lake is contaminated we have taken in ideas and concepts which arc not necessarily good for us.
A clear stretch of water would indicate that we have clarified our fears and feelings about ourselves.
2- Often thought to be the home of the magical feminine and of monsters, the lagoon stands for the darker side of femininity. This is seen clearly in the legends of King Arthur and this type of image will appear in dreams as we lose our fear of that particular part of ourselves.
3- The unconscious and the primordial substance are often pictured as a lagoon.
The Chinese concept of a kind of soup from which came all existence, links with the lagoon.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is the unconscious side, which is a rich source of power when it can be accessed and understood.
The primordial substance is often pictured as a lagoon or lake.
The chinese concept of a kind of soup from which came all existence, links with the lagoon, a stretch of water that has become enclosed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A clear stretch of water would indicate that we have clarified our fears and feelings about ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the water gets into the boat, but by intense struggling she reaches the boat-house safely, it denotes she will be under wrong persuasion, but will eventually overcome it, and rise to honor and distinction. It may predict the illness of some one near her.
If she sees a young couple in the same position as herself, who succeed in rescuing themselves, she will find that some friend has committed indiscretions, but will succeed in reinstating himself in her favor.
To dream of sailing on a clear and smooth lake, with happy and congenial companions, you will have much happiness, and wealth will meet your demands.
A muddy lake, surrounded with bleak rocks and bare trees, denotes unhappy terminations to business and affection.
A muddy lake, surrounded by green trees, portends that the moral in your nature will fortify itself against passionate desires, and overcoming the same will direct your energy into a safe and remunerative channel.
If the lake be clear and surrounded by barrenness, a profitable existence will be marred by immoral and passionate dissipation.
To see yourself reflected in a clear lake, denotes coming joys and many ardent friends.
To see foliaged trees reflected in the lake, you will enjoy to a satiety Love’s draught of passion and happiness.
To see slimy and uncanny inhabitants of the lake rise up and menace you, denotes failure and ill health from squandering time, energy and health on illicit pleasures. You will drain the utmost drop of happiness, and drink deeply of Remorse’s bitter concoction. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Important romantic relationships (large lake).
3. Place of mystery and magic. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A lake in a dream also represents difficulties in completing one’s journey.
A small lake in a dream represents a rich woman, or a woman with a military spirit, or a woman who likes to be approached.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the water is clear you are in a good place.
If the water is dirty or murky you are in a bad environment ... Christian Dream Symbols
If the lake is calm, your love life is probably in such good shape that you feel safe. Stormy water means to strap yourself in and get ready for a bumpy ride.
If you see a monster in the water, your unconscious may be suggesting that you have competition (or some unseen issue or problem).
For a more serious and contemplative definition of this dream symbol, please see: Water and Ocean.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the lake is calm, your love life is probably in good shape and you feel safe.
If it’s stormy water, though, you need to prepare yourself for ups and downs.
If you see a monster in the water, you subconscious may be suggesting that you have competition.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A lake may appear in a dream to summon you to take time for rest, for recreation, or to contemplate and reflect upon life’s meaning.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of seeing trees and their leaves reflected in a lake, means that you will soon tire of the person with whom you believe yourself to be in love.... The Complete Dream Book
If both are calm, the omen is exceedingly fortunate.... The Complete Dream Book
A stormy lake: troubles ahead, but the reason for them lies within yourself. Swimming in a lake: “still waters run deep”—that meansyou\
Depth Psychology: See Ocean, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
A clear and calm lake represents inner peace and serenity. On the contrary, a disturbed lake signifies the presence of an emotional battle.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of being in a boat on a calm, serene lake shows that you have much peace and happiness coming your way.
If the lake is storm tossed then your life will take a turn for an emotional upheaval and possible losses. Seeing a lake in a glen with sunshine sparkling on the surface portends great good luck in all your endeavors.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the water is smooth, and sailing or rowing is pleasant, then you may expect comfort in your home life and success in business.
If the weather is stormy or unpleasant, then you are faced with difficulties... Mystic Dream Book
If the lake is clear and calm, it symbolizes your inner peace.
If the lake is disturbed and wavy, then you may be going through some emotional turmoil.... My Dream Interpretation
A storm indicates conflicts; an overturned boat, confusion.
A lake surrounded by abundant verdure, a desire to release an emotional or passionate urge.
A lake with barren surroundings, fear of a financial crisis.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A stormy lake predicts a failure which, if you refuse to let it depress you, will lead to an important benefit To dream of a calm lake in good weather signifies smooth sailing on the sea of life.
A moonlit lake augurs a happy love life.
A dream of traveling around a lake or observing one from the air is a sign of passive stagnation; try to find some new interests.
To dream of wading into a lake indicates unnecessary anxieties; take life more calmly.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) It may be a symbol of self. The stillness (and clearness) may suggest the deep self that lies beneath the turbulent emotional self... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If we see ourselves reflected in its waters, the meaning of the dream changes completely, perhaps reflecting a narcissistic attitude. (See WATER, STREAM, MIRROR, and FOUNTAIN) In Japanese Zen Buddhism, the lake is a symbol of the mind.
If the surface is moving, you cannot see the reflection of the moon. However, if the water is calm, the moon appears. Similarly, the mind must be calm to perceive spiritual enlightenment.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A lake has a measure of depth and plenty that is hidden from the initial view, but is not so deep that it cannot be explored. As a mostly placid body of water, it represents your feelings and the possibility of drawing sustenance and comfort from connecting to that part of your nature. Anything that happens in and around a lake in your dreams is revealing elements of your emotions and emotional issues at the time of such a dream. Consider the size of the lake and the movement or lack thereof of the water within it for clues as to what sort of consciousness is being expressed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream about a lake might also be alluding to the familiar idiom “go jump in a lake.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If your dream reveals an image of yourself contemplating on the river bank, pay attention to how you feel. Are you anxious or feeling confident? If an artificial embankment or levee appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you need to build stronger defenses as you are in danger of being submerged by unconscious desires.
In dreams, lakes are symbols of the unconscious. What lurks beneath the water? If you dream of fishing, swimming or sailing on the lake, this can suggest contentment; if you are drowning, this suggests anxiety. For Jung, a lake, like the sea and the river, is a symbol of the mother archetype. A dream pond can suggest hidden depths. When you see a swamp in your dream, it is referring to a part of your life that is dark and hidden, or to something that is holding you back.
If you see a marsh, this may refer to anxieties that undermine your confidence in waking life. A spring is an image of beginnings and, as such, it symbolizes maternity in dreams as well as purity and clear, clean water.
According to Freudians, the image can suggest joyful sexuality. Jungians might see dreams springs as an image of the inner life or spiritual beginnings. A waterfall unites images of female and male sexuality with the foam of the tumbling waters evocative of the sensations of orgasm. Alternatively, the turbulence of the waterfall can represent powerful changes in your life. See also ELEMENTS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of riding on an underground railway, foretells that you will engage in some peculiar speculation which will contribute to your distress and anxiety. See Cars, etc. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The task is to discover the unconscious and that which has been unconscious, and to become familiar with it.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
What exactly appears underground? This can be symbolic of something that you’ve covered up so completely as to hide it even from yourself.
Digging underground may symbolize your own quest to uncover subconscious signals, spiritual gifts, or positive characteristics (see Excavation, Mine, Treasure).
The womb of Earth; a place of introspection.... The Language of Dreams
To dream while you are riding in an underground railroad represents anguish and concern rising up from an unusual activity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The first thing it means is a chance of loss of fortune and reputation if certain aspects of daily living are not changed.
The second is a need and desire for greater security; hence hiding from life by living ‘underground’. Another would be a withdrawing from all aspects of life that may interfere with the dreamers peace of mind, or reluctance to make decisions.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If something takes place underground, such as an ‘underground operation’ then this signifies secretive feelings and motives that you are ashamed of, or that have yet to be embraced by the light of your being. See Goddess Persephone and Subway.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of a pit, you might suffer from anxieties about female sexuality. Jungians see the pit as an image of unconscious urges that need to be explored with care. To dream that you are in a mine signifies that you are getting to the bottom of a particular problem, and may have even reached its core. The journey you are prepared to take to understand yourself better might be symbolized if you find yourself traveling on the tube or the subway; the same is true of any dreams of tunnels, which generally indicate the need to explore your unconscious. Such dreams may also represent the birth canal and therefore the process of birth.
If there is light at the end of the tunnel, you are progressing positively but if something is blocking the tunnel, some past fear or experience is blocking your progress.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees an underground granary demolished or filled with dirt in the dream, and if his mother is sick, it means that she may die from her illness. Ifone’s wife is pregnant, it means that she will soon deliver her infant.
A demolished underground granary in a dream means finding a buyer for one’s grains, and the dirt that fills the storehouse in the dream represents money.
If the stored grain turns into dirt in a dream, it means that market prices will come down, or it could mean the loss of one’s investment. Seeing a granary filled with food in a dream means that one’s wife is pregnant.
If a fire consumes the stored grain in a dream, it means rising prices. Ifone sees a granary filled with sugar or dates in a dream, it means that prices will stabilize and become attainable, while the type of food stored therein will be in limited supplies and consequently, its price will rise.
If a sick person falls into an underground granary in a dream, it means his death, or drowning in the sea, or facing a highway robbery. As for one who is engaged in a fight, an underground granary in his dream represents a prison or a visit to a brothel.... Islamic Dream Interpretation