The above will only be true if the observer did not pick up the amputated limb. But if he did, it suggest that a brother or child will be born or he will befriend someone.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A bag filled to the brim indicates egocentricity; an empty bag, inner emptiness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Impaired mobility.
3. Putting off success. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself traveling barefooted, it represents a debt that he could not repay.
If one sees himself walking with one foot bare and the second fitted in the dream, it means breaking up a business partnership.
(Also see Walking)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- To be barefoot and not able to find one’s shoes shows a lack of suitability, an awareness of inappropriate behaviour.
3- Being barefoot at one time indicated great humility. When Christ wished to show that he was no different to other men he washed his disciples’ feet.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Consider the context of the dream first.
For example, there is nothing unusual about walking barefoot on the beach, but walking barefoot on a roadway might indicate exposing oneself to harm.
Sensitivity. Feeling the grass between your toes, and really experiencing life to the fullest.
Freedom and liberation. Tossing oft’your shoes is like being released from a cage or other material bonds.
Among ascetics, the ability to walk your path confidently and safely because you know it so intimately.
Fire-walking barefoot reveals an ability within to accomplish any task to which you set your mind, no matter how impossible it may initially seem.... The Language of Dreams
Bare, unprotected feet imply difficulties to be overcome.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If your feet are exposed to the elements, it leaves them vulnerable to injury, but can also help connect you more organically to the ground beneath your feet. This image also connotes feeling more down-to-earth and implies being laid-back and relaxed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dreamed of a mountain-dwelling bigfoot, you will need to be strong to get through a tough social or emotional ordeal.
If the creature you saw dwelled in the forest, follow your instincts to keep certain things to yourself - this is an important time to protect your privacy. Also be careful of giving in to irrational urges that go against what’s best for you.... My Dream Interpretation
To see a broken or ill-kept one, denotes that unfortunate speculation will depress your seemingly substantial fortune.
To see the light in one go out, foretells that sickness and distress will cloud a promising future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The falling of a chandelier means death or falling prices for that year.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a light bulb represents one “aha” moment, then a chandelier reflects grand scale inspiration. See Light.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the chandelier was unlit you may achieve the rise in status but more slowly.
If your dream involved yourself (or anyone else) hanging (or hanging onto) a chandelier, you are being warned against extramarital affairs and/or sexual promiscuity.
See also Furniture.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Also see Candlestick)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one hears hands clapping, or if he claps his hands in a dream, it may indicate an illness or it could represent a vacant house or a ghost town.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A construction worker in a dream also represents someone who stirs-up people against one another for a price.
If some dust falls over him during his work in the dream, it means that he will benefit accordingly, and if no dust falls over him duringhis work in the dream, it means that he will get nothing from inciting people against one another. Ifone sees a construction worker demolishing a wall or a house in a dream, it means that some enmity will grow between friends that could bring about the death of one of them.
(Also see Carpenter; Digging; Labor; Pickax)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the coworkers in your dream are not your actual coworkers, then they may symbolize an aspect of your personality that you need to alter or improve.
To dream that you are training someone to take your place implies that you are ready to begin new projects and encourage personal talents and abilities to grow. You have adopted new perspectives to replace previous ones. *Refer to Office.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The focus is more likely to be on traits this person possesses that mean something to you.
For example, if this person’s voice is especially loud, whatever he or she is saying to you in the dream is especially significant, and you should pay attention.
If this person is someone you feel you can trust, there is some issue in your life involving trust that needs to be resolved.
If you dream that a coworker whom you don’t particularly like suddenly acts like your best friend, or a colleague whom you like and respect turns hostile, be prepared for a reversal of some kind - for better or worse.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the coworkers in your dream are not your actual coworkers, then they may symbolize some psychological aspect of yourself that you need to work on.
If you dream that you are training a coworker to take your place at work, this means you are making progress with respect to some task or inner development. You are leaving behind old attitudes and are looking toward the future.... My Dream Interpretation
The same is the interpretation if a person sees himself holding his neck with both hand.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Hair is an important sexual symbol for both men and women, so dreams of being forcibly shaven might be a symbol of castration or a sign of subjugation. Baldness in the dreams of both sexes suggests anxiety, not about going bald, but about a lack of intellect, either your own or someone else’s. Dreams in which your teeth fall out are very common and almost always associated with self- image or fear at having spoken out of turn (See also Tooth entry in BODY).... The Element Encyclopedia
Here are some basic handwriting features that may help you interpret the message hidden in the handwriting in your dream:... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are not set free from your chains, then you may expect business difficulties of a serious nature.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Encountering very difﬁcult obstacles. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Fireworks mean you love attention and being the cen- terof attraction. See Fire.
The tire engine represents that part of your personality (self-control) that deals properly with all urges and passion.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a fireman represents selfcontrol and your ability to deal with your energies, burning desires or emotional emergencies in the waking world. To dream that you caused a fire may be a warning from your unconscious that you are playing with fire and may be in danger of getting your fingers burned if you go ahead with a certain project or get involved with a certain person.
If you find yourself on fire, your passions may be consuming you and you may feel hopeless and trapped in waking life. If, however, you managed to put a fire out, this shows that you are asserting control over the fire raging within you.
If someone else started a fire, your unconscious may have been telling you to watch that person carefully in waking life or to carry out some simple safety checks.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman, this dream signifies entertainments and pleasant visiting to distant places. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Important plans need to be reassessed for potential problems or ﬂaws.
3. Creativity; artistic expression displayed for all to see. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Be careful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Fireworks can have the same significance as an explosion.
A release of energy or emotion can have quite a spectacular effect on us, or on people around us.
3- There is an excess of spiritual emotion which needs to be channelled properly in order to prevent it shooting off in all directions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The catherine wheel signifies the martyrdom of st catherine of sienna, so in dreams could represent oppression of the feminine, while the rocket suggests aiming for the unknown.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If someone throws a firecracker at you, this is a sign of trouble, probably because of someone else. But if the firecracker turns out to be a dud, that person will not succeed.
Sparklers and Roman candles are portents of an increased social life and good times ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If one sees his feet pointing toward the heavens in a dream, it could denote the death of his child.
If one’s feet turn green, it means that he will suffer business losses. Ifone sees himself committing loathsome sexual acts with his feet in a dream, it means that he will pursue an unlawful sexual intercourse. Walking bear footed in a dream means toiling in life, difficulties and fatigue.
If one sees himself eating the foot of another human being in a dream, it means that he will become a close friend with him, acquire his intercession, reap success from his connection, fulfill his needs, receive benefits in his travels, or if he qualifies, he may preside over a group of poor people or guide seamen to their catch.
If he is a poor person, it means that his benefits to others are greater than if he were a rich person.
If a rich man sees himself eating the foot of another person in a dream, it means illness, weakness or blindness. As for evildoers, eating someone’s foot in a dream means imprisonment, sorrow and blame.
If one sees one ofhis feet turning into a stone, it means that he will be deprived of its use.
If one steps over a king or a ruler in a dream, it means that he will step over a coin of money that carries the figure of such a ruler.
If one’s foot is amputated in a dream, it means that he will loose half of his wealth.
If both his feet are amputated in the dream, it means that he will lose all of his wealth, or that he may die shortly. One’s feet in a dream also represent his parents or the leaders of the land.
If one’s foot is fractured in a dream, it means that he should not near the people of authorities for some days or he better leave town for sometime and pray for his safety.
If a sick person sees his foot broken in a dream, it may mean his death. Ifone sees one of his feet longer than the other in a dream, it means that he will travel and profit from his journey, or receive the needed help during his journey.
If he is rich, it means that he will become sick.
If a poor person sees himselfhaving four legs in a dream, it means that he will travel and receive help to accomplish his goals.
A rich person in that case may get sick, or it could mean longevity. Walking on three feet in a dream means either that one will grow to be old, or that through an ailment, he will not die until he uses a cane to help him walk.
If a ruler or a judge sees himself having many legs in a dream, it means that he has many helpers.
If one’s feet turn into iron in a dream, it means longevity and prosperity.
If they turn into glass in a dream, it means that he will live a short life and suffer a debilitating illness.
If they turn gold in the dream, it means that he will use them to seek a lost property or a desired wealth.
If they turn silver in the dream, it means that he is a philanderer and he will live in poverty, for lust for women and wealth cannot exist together.
If one’s feet turn into led in the dream, it means that he may suffer from paralysis, unless if the dream contains other elements that denote actions which are pleasing to God Almighty.
If one sees his foot without a covering skin in the dream, it means longevity. In a dream, one’s toes represent good deeds. Experiencing foot pain in a dream means sins and punishment or repentance and endurance.
(Also see Measure; Body’; Leg; Thigh; Travels)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A broken foot can symbolize faithlessness, Prov. 25:19. Having a foot cut off is symbolic of trusting in a foolish person, Prov. 26:6... Christian Dream Symbols
Astrology: Sign of the Fish.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Your sense of mobility and spiritual or emotional balance (e.g., “footing”). Taking a new step or direction with your life.
Jungian: Our connection with the earth; our foundations in materiality.
Kissing or washing of the feet represents humility and service, as Mary Magdalene with Christ.
Footprints: Leaving behind a wavmark that others can recognize, respect, or follow.
Aching feet may represent trying to move too far too fast. All of life’s journeys have an optimum pace. Try and find that pace before you wear out.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: If you are running barefoot: come back to reality and become more “earthbound,” real, and sensitive. See Going Barefoot.
If your feet are dim*: vou have a bad conscience—unburden yourself. Washing your feet: an uncertain situation is clearing up—the small detour you made was very therapeutic.
If you have fractured your foot: unexpected obstacles and misadventures are blocking your progress.
Dreaming of having very big feet: you might buy a house—but be careful with your money.
Dreaming of having very narrow feet: life is difficult, you are exhausted.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about moving feet (walking, running, etc.): you are determined not to walk away from life’s difficulties. Feet always symbolize the “foundation” of your life: your convictions, principles, and values.
It is important in which direction the feet are running—Left (the feminine, intuitive, irrational, emotional) way, or Right (the everyday life, logical, “right”) way, or if either foot is missing.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that you are washing your feet, you will let others take advantage of you. Dream about being barefoot represent your playful attitudes and relaxed, carefree outlook on life.
If you dream that you have big feet, people admire you and find you attractive.
If you dream of having no feet, this foretells unexpected obstacles in your path. Also see “Footprints.”... My Dream Interpretation
If injured on left, you are not allowing yourself to receive.
If on right, you are giving away too much energy without replenishing it. Washing the feet means healing. See context of dreams. Barefoot shows that you are grounded and in touch with the earth. See Body.... The Dream Books Symbols
If see that your foot has been amputated, it could be that you are losing your balance, either physically or mentally. The dream may warn you that you should be more practical and realistic, and your feet on the ground. On the other hand, it could indicate that you are reconsidering the direction in which your life is going or questioning on which your existence is based. For a Christian, to dream of washing your feet denotes forgiveness. In India, the feet of gurus are considered the most sacred and divine part of their body. (See AMPUTATION, CROSS, SHOES, and ORIENTATION)
In China it is said that all great journeys begin with a single step. The dream recommends that you move cautiously, taking one step at a time.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The foot also represents your whole being and is a reflection of your persona.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) Feet moving backwards may mean that, in real life, you are not making progress — not growing as a person - but are (in danger of)
regressing to an earlier stage. For feet moving to right or left, or clockwise or anticlockwise, see Anticlockwise, Clockwise, Left, Right / Left.
(3) Feet may symbolize what your life is based on. Perhaps the dream is urging you to take a critical look at your fundamental attitudes and values.
(4) Feet may symbolize contact with Nature, including instinctual drives and instinctive wisdom. Feet are at the opposite ends of the body to the head, which symbolizes intellectuality and fantasizing. Intellectuals typically have difficulty in assimilating the instinctive wisdom of their unconscious, but desperately need what the unconscious has to offer: without it they are lopsided (or top-heavy, if you will). Keep vour feet on the ground and your head in the air? No, that means a split in the psyche. Rather, keep your head in your feet!
(5) A foot or feet may symbolize male or female genitals. (Freud says that the foot resembles genitalia in having a strong smell and, although in adult life we may find such pungent body smells disagreeable, in childhood they fascinated us.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If a widow dreams of falling from a foot log into clear waterT she has every reason to expect another suitable mate will soon appear with happy results.... The Complete Dream Book
If the water is thick and muddy, it indicates loss and temporary disturbance.
For a woman this dream indicates either a quarrelsome husband, or one of mild temper and regular habits, as the water is muddy or clear.
To fall from a foot-log into clear water, signifies short widowhood terminating in an agreeable marriage.
If the water is not clear, gloomy prospects. See Bridge. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is a good sign to see yourself playing, provided your side wins, or you yourself score a goal. ... Mystic Dream Book
The game of football is an expression of masculine energy primarily reflecting that you are moving past obstacles and knocking down whatever is in the way to get past the goal line of your desires.
If you dream of the actual ball, then this could be a sign that you are being abused, kicked around, piled upon, thrown, and treated harshly. Consider the feeling tone. See Sports.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are standing or walking on a football field represents competition and showing off. There is a lack of cooperation in some area of your life. Also see “Tackle.”... My Dream Interpretation
Could be a lucky gamble, an unexpected bonus, extra dividends, or even a legacy, but whatever it is it will be an interesting size.
A dream of watching a football game is a warning to be more selective in making new friends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If football features in a dream, you may be looking for a healthy and socially acceptable way of expressing aggression and competition.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The Ball expresses concentrated vitality and / or your own center. Here, the question is: Are you kicking yourself7 Or are you bringing yourself into the game.7 It is important what position you play: quarterback, referee, fan, and so on.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the foot print is bloody it symbolizes the path of wrongdoers, Hosea 6:8 ... Christian Dream Symbols
If those footprints are stretching in front of us, there is help available to us in the future, but if thcv are behind us then perhaps we need to look at the way we have done things in the past. They usually indicate help in one way or another and certainly consideration.
2- If we see footprints going in opposite directions, we need to consider what has happened in the past and what is going to happen in the future. We also need to consider what actions we have initiated in the past to enable us to move into the future. We are, as it were, standing in the present and are considering the confusion of the present and how it may affect our future.
3- We may be aware, on a subconscious level, of a Divine presence.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If those footprints are stretching in front of us, there is help available to us in the future, in the sense that someone has experienced similar circumstances.
If the footsteps are behind us or seem to be our own then perhaps we need to look at the way we have acted in the past, who we have affected and what we still need to be responsible for.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see y*>ur own footprints indicates success in your current undertakings; a conglomeration of mixed footprints signifies help from an unexpected source.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the footprints belong to someone else, you should distrust those who seem excessively interested in your job: they could be looking for information in order to get a promotion at your cost.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. A good omen of success.
3. Good news is in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A footstool can also symbolize an enemy being subject to you, Ps. 110:1... Christian Dream Symbols
If you are walking barefoot in clear water: prospects for the future are good. Running barefoot through wet Grass: the possibilities are even more promising. Walking barefoot over gravel: a present issue can only be resolved with difficulty. Stones are thrown in your path.... Dreamers Dictionary
The longer the hair the worse the lie.
To see the hair fading away shows there are those who will block you from harming this person.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see blood on them, denotes estrangement and unjust censure from members of your family.
If you have an injured hand, some person will succeed to what you are striving most to obtain.
To see a detached hand, indicates a solitary life, that is, people will fail to understand your views and feelings.
To burn your hands, you will overreach the bounds of reason in your struggles for wealth and fame, and lose thereby.
To see your hands covered with hair, denotes that you will not become a solid and leading factor in your circle.
To see your hands enlarged, denotes a quick advancement in your affairs.
To see them smaller, the reverse is predicted.
To see your hands soiled, denotes that you will be envious and unjust to others.
To wash your hands, you will participate in some joyous festivity.
For a woman to admire her own hands, is proof that she will win and hold the sincere regard of the man she prizes above all others.
To admire the hands of others, she will be subjected to the whims of a jealous man.
To have a man hold her hands, she will be enticed into illicit engagements.
If she lets others kiss her hands, she will have gossips busy with her reputation.
To handle fire without burning her hands, she will rise to high rank and commanding positions.
To dream that your hands are tied, denotes that you will be involved in difficulties. In loosening them, you will force others to submit to your dictations. See Fingers.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Tool, construction; ability to complete tasks.
3. Blessings, healing.
4. Creating debts (cut).
5. To lend aid (as in “helping hand”).
6. Communication. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A left hand symbolizes the riches and honor of wisdom, Prov. 3:16. If the person is evil a hand symbolizes wicked scheming and bribery, Ps. 26:10.
An open hand is symbolic of grace, Ps. 123:2... Christian Dream Symbols
For example, if in you dream you see clenched fists you may have much repressed anger. Sometimes extended hands suggest a need to develop close friendships.
If the hands in your dreams are stroking you, may be feeling sexy... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
According to Freud, a phallic symbol.
(Each finger, in Freud’s view, could be a phallic symbol.)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Healing (e.g., the “laying on of hands”). In many cultures, hands are a predominant tool as a healer’s conduit for divine energy.
A token of friendship, especially if extended toward you.
Good intentions. In some tribal societies, people greeted each other with upheld hands to indicate the lack of -weapons and a mutual wish for peaceful discourse.
Help or service (e.g., “many hands make light work” or “lend a helping hand”).
Surrender. Two hands held high in the air indicate giving yourself over to some authority figure or letter of the law.
Tied: A situation over which you have no direct influence or control (see Knots, Ties / Tying).
Clenched hands reveal a lot of tension and anxiety- present in the dreamer.
Upturned hands are a sign that some comprehension is lacking. Alternatively, you are constantly asking for help, like a beggar, but not necessarily helping yourself.
Missing: To dream of not having any hands means that you probably feel helpless or ineffective in your current situation. You need to find an alternative tool or approach that’s productive.
The palm of the hand represents life’s road map—the directions one has taken or is soon to take (note that the divinatory art of palmistry is based on the secrets that lie literally in the palm of your hand).
Callused or chapped hands equate to hard work that has questionable rewards.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Looking at a hand: make sure your dealings are honest. Looking at clean hands: you have honest friends. Looking at dirty hands: a clear warning to beware of false friends or dishonest people around you. Wringing your hands means suffering from the demands of others; also worries and conflicts. Don’t be passive and wltiny—get a grip and cliangc! Burning your hands: others envy you, or you got burned recently. Looking at several hands: great wealth through your own efforts. Holding your hands in front of your eyes: forgive someone for a mistake and be more tolerant. Losing your right hand: possible death of the father (if the left hand, possible death of the mother). Looking at beautiful, strong hands means wrapping up a very good business deal.
Depth Psychology: The hand is a symbol of “action,” energy, drive, and competence.
A hand that looks injured, crippled, or is missing always indicates a difficulty in taking action. Is it the right hand (the masculine side) or the left (the feminine side)? See Left, Right. What do the fingers look like? See Finger. Do you want to “take somebody by the hand”? Or vicc versa?... Dreamers Dictionary
The right hand represents strength and activity; it shows the human masculine side.
The left hand represents the gentle side with generosity and femininity. In a dream you might see yourself holding hands with someone - this reflects your attachment to that person and the will to keep them close to you at all times.
Dreaming of bleeding or injured hands represents a blow to your pride. Alternatively, if you dream of clasped or closed hands, it shows unity and acceptance of the current situation. It may also mean stubbornness and unwillingness to help.
To dream of having oversized hands shows success and ability to reach goals.
To dream of having hairy and rough hands shows aggressiveness and lack of tenderness.
To dream of a bloody hand implies guilty feelings over a wrong doing, which may haunt you for quite a while.
To dream of cleaning your hands in flowing water indicates worries that you wish to wash away. This is a desire to cleanse yourself from your responsibility for a given issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you have an injury to your hand it shows that someone else will garner the rewards that are rightfully yours. Large hands show that you will go far in life towards achieving your goals.
If you see a detached hand then you are destined for a solitary life if you do not change your ways.
If you dream your hands are tied you will have difficulty in completing something that you have begun.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If your hands are dirty, you should be careful over your affairs, for success is doubtful.
If your Hands should be tied, you will have great difficulty in overcoming your troubles. But to dream that you are Shaking Hands with some person is fortunate, for some unexpected event will enable you to put things right.... Mystic Dream Book
Beautiful, well-kept hands indicate satisfaction in life, while dirty hands indicate some kind of “mess” in your life that needs to be “cleaned up.”
Hands that are working diligently indicate success and good fortune through the dreamer’s own efforts.
Hands that caress the dreamer or someone else in the dream, including a pet, imply happiness in love, while hands that are waving in farewell indicate temporary separations.
Tied hands imply obstacles in attaining one’s goals, while shaking hands imply either a new friend or a reunion with an old one.
Injured or bandaged hands indicates delays in attaining one’s goals; look to other symbols in the dream to discern how these delays can be subverted, or, if they’re inevitable, how best the time during the delays can be spent.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream that your hands are injured represents an attack on your ego. Giant hands in a dream, especially if they are your own, mean someone in your life is too demanding of you. However, this dream can also mean success in achieving your goals. Small hands in a dream, whether yours or somebody else’s, suggest that you are feeling insecure, or under attack.
To dream that your hands are hairy or rough, implies your lack of gentleness in dealing with others.
To see blood on your hands, signifies that you are feeling guilty.
To dream of washing your hands represents a worrisome issue that you need to work through. Alternatively, it suggests that you are no longer taking responsibility in some matter.
If you dream you have no hands, you feel out of control in a real life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
If the hands were dirty and/or their appearance unpleasant, it is a warning to guard against behavior which could bring you into ill-repute.
Beautiful, clean, and well-groomed hands forecast satisfaction in life.
Busy and/or skillful hands predict well-earned rewards.
Bent or gnarled hands signify an easement of financial worries.
Waving hands indicate separations.
Caressing hands are a sign of sincere love.
Bloody hands are an omen of family quarrels.
Washing your hands suggests you should make an effort to rectify some past injustice.
Swollen hands predict an unexpected gain.
Hairy hands forecast a stroke of business luck.
Tied hands indicate frustrating obstacles which in turn suggest a change of plans.
A broken hand or the loss of a hand is a warning that you need to pay closer attention to your own personal affairs.
A bandaged hand signifies temporary setbacks.
The right hand predicts carefree joy.
The left hand predicts irritation and minor difficulties.
Very small hands portend infidelity.
Very large hands are an omen of sexual satisfaction.
Children’s hands are a promise of happiness.
Shaking hands is a sign of reconciliation or renewed friendship.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If injured on left, you are not allowing yourself to receive; if on right you are giving away too much energy without replenishing. Hand extended to you means help is available: look within, reach to others and to God. See Body.... The Dream Books Symbols
If they are rough and dirty, they embody effort, suffering, and work. Hairy hands reveal primitivism and an uncontrollable sex drive. We also use our hands to express ourselves. At heart, they are extensions of our personality.
If you discover the meaning of every gesture you make in the dream, you will know the nature of the feelings that you must understand. For example: a clenched fist indicates aggressiveness, selfishness, or passion; holding hands expresses affection; a hand held high represents forgiveness. (See FINGERS and GLOVES)
If you dream of the palm, you may be worried about the future. According to palmistry, its shapes and lines contain data about our destiny. The dream, therefore, may be giving you clues about your future potential. Fortunately, you have the option to act voluntarily. What you do now will improve what is to come.
Handicap To dream of an impediment indicates that the path you’ve chosen to complete a project is the wrong one.
If you see yourself in a wheelchair, this could mean that you are experiencing a period of immobility, so you must work to attain your goals.
If you dream you cannot move from where you are because of some incomprehensible handicap, it means that your life is not working and not progressing as it should.
It is best to seek balance.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the hands are dirty, perhaps you are behaving in an inappropriate manner and you need to think about cleaning up your act. A fist can suggest anger or passion, folded hands can suggest acceptance, joined hands affection, and upheld hands justice or a blessing. Clasped hands indicate friendship, a hand on the breast submission, and, if the hands are placed together, this suggests vulnerability.
If hands are covering the eyes, this represents shame or disgust, whilst hands bound or tied up suggest feelings of restriction.
If you place your hand on someone else in a dream, this can suggest a pledge of service and wringing your hands suggests grief.
If hands are raised to the head, this can indicate the need for greater care and thought. A handshake suggests contacting an aspect of yourself or the growth of a new friendship.
Generally, left hands symbolize feminine, receptive qualities, whilst right hands symbolize so-called masculine, active attributes. Sometimes in dreams the left hand can suggest cheating.
If you hold a different object in each hand in your dream, this indicates some kind of conflict between your beliefs and your actions in waking life. To dream that your hands are injured denotes an attack on your ego. Large hands signify enormous powers of self-expression. To dream that your hands are hairy denotes that you will play a part in falsely incriminating someone. To see blood on your hands signifies that you are experiencing some sort of guilt. To dream that you are washing your hands represents a worrisome issue that you need to work through.
If you dream about the palm of your hand you may be thinking about your future (see PALMISTRY). Thankfully you have free-will, so positive actions taken now can determine your future.... The Element Encyclopedia
A hand bell in a dream also means a scandal. Ringing a hand held bell in a dream means propagating falsehood. Holding a hand bell in a dream also means associating with a useless person, or it could represent a liar. Ringing a hand bell in a marketplace in a dream means making a false oath.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
havior if you dreamed of throwing a hand grenade.
Any other aspect of a hand-grenade dream is a warning against being persuaded to act contrary to your own best judgment... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If someone sees a hand mill in a house that is not accustomed to grinding its own grain or spices in a dream, it means adversities, defeat, or arguments. Ifone then grinds bread, or meat or honey with in the dream, it denotes a despicable character of the people of that house, their falsehood, affectation, lesbian or pervert nature.
If one sees a hand mill grinding stones in a dream, it means that he will be seized by terror. Ifone grinds barley or grains for food in a dream, it means solving the family’s problems, prosperity, recovering from illness, or refurbishing one’s business. Ifone sees a huge hand mill in the center of a town in a dream, it means war and destruction and especially if he sees it grinding rocks or emitting fire or sparks. Otherwise, it means a plague if the hand mill is grinding spoiled and moldy grains, mud, or spoiled meat.
If one sees the millstone tilted in a dream, it means rising prices.
If the hand mill is turning with nothing to grind in the dream, it means toiling aimlessly.
If the hand mill turns using a wheel in the dream, it means prosperity.
If one sees the hand mill turning and not grinding in a dream, it means travels.
If it turns for no useful purpose in a dream, it denotes the nearing of one’s death.
A pair of small hand grinders in a dream represent two loathsome partners that no one can correct or guide.
If one sees himself operating a millstone by hand in a dream, it means that he earns his livelihood following the required religious conduct, and earns his money from his own sweat.
A millstone in a dream also may denote loathsome actions.
If a prisoner sees a broken millstone in a dream, it means that he will be soon released, and if he is under a death sentence, it means that the judgment will be rescinded, or that he may die before the judgment is carried out. As far as the question of livelihood, the better looking and effective is the hand mill, the better are one’s earnings and vice-versa.
If one buys a hand mill in a dream, it means that he will get married, or that he will marry off his daughter, or that he will travel on business.
If the millstone is interpreted to mean a husband or a wife, then it represents respectful people.
A hand mill in a dream also means comfort, relief, evil, fight, dispute, wife, servant,livelihood, travels, gourmandism, or a woman who gives herself priority in everything.
(Also see Water mill; Windmill)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(2) What is the hand doing: striking, stroking, blessing, healing? Is it a male or female hand? Left or right? See also Left, Right / Left.
(3) Are your hands tied? What is it in your situation or in your attitudes that prevents you from functioning at your full potential, or from doing what you know you should be doing?
(4) Washing your hands? What do you think you are guilty of?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dream of printing handbills, you will hear unfavorable news.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream you are writing them for distribution you are about to let a secret out that someone has trusted you with.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If one’s hand is tied around his neck in a dream, it also could mean that he will desist from wrongdoing.
If both hands are tied-up in the dream, it denotes his stinginess.
If one is captured and handcuffed by the authorities in a dream, it means that he will be thrown into jailor fall into difficulties. Seeing oneself handcuffed in a dream also means marriage, wrongdoing, or hypocrisy.
(Also see Bondi; Rancor)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see others thus, you will subdue those oppressing you and rise above your associates.
To see handcuffs, you will be menaced with sickness and danger.
To dream of handcuffs, denotes formidable enemies are surrounding you with objectionable conditions.
To break them, is a sign that you will escape toils planned by enemies. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Strong feelings of guilt—usually over a lost temper, often over past misdeeds.
3. Reverse: obstacles will be overcome, prosperity achieved.
4. A possible brush with the law is in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- If we are putting handcuffs on someone, we may be attempting to bind that person to us. We may be being overly possessive.
3- Handcuffs are a binding symbol and spiritually would suggest that we are being hampered, probably by our own doubts and fears.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you see a pair of handcuffs this will show that there is a possible illness for you in the near future.
If you see someone else handcuffed then you will overcome all your enemies and win out.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of escaping from handcuffs, it means others will follow your lead. Also see “Arrested.”... My Dream Interpretation
The officers naturally dream of their work a great many times.
If the dreamer breaks open the handcuffs or is released from them, the stigma of mental incarceration will be removed.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To see others handcuffed signifies security and protection, and to snap them on someone in your dream predicts an unexpected improvement in your lifestyle.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the latter is the case, you may want to investigate whether sexual issues are inhibiting your freedom.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Shackles are sign of being captivated by illusionary love. Sometimes a dream about shackles or handcuffs indicates nervous tension, less often masochism or sadism. Who or what holds you in shacldes? From what shackles would you like to free yourself?... Dreamers Dictionary
If the dream involved being crippled yourself, you are confronted with many challenges and need to utilize your full potential.
The good news is, you can rely on getting whatever help you may be needing.... My Dream Interpretation
A head kerchief in a dream also represents a prayer mat, leadership, or a servant. Tying a knot on a handkerchief in a dream means that one may marry a prostitute, or it could mean helping her out of sin.
A 202 handkerchief in a dream also denotes either stinginess or generosity. Carrying a handkerchief in a dream also means getting married to a beautiful woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Receiving a gift.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To pick up a handkerchief that has been dropped is to pick up someone else’s troubles.
To blow your nose with a handkerchief means there will be news of sickness in the family.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you are a man having this dream, then there is someone in your life that wants you to notice them.
If you dream that someone offers you a handkerchief, then you are cared for and are receiving the emotional support you need.
If the handkerchief is dirty, then you are in the process of cleaning and releasing your emotions.
If the handkerchief is clean, then you are either complete with your emotional expression, or you are resisting the process. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its significance.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you lose a handkerchief signifies a separation from your romantic interest.
To dream of a dirty or torn handkerchief means a reunion with a romantic love is not meant to be.... My Dream Interpretation
Blowing your nose in a handkerchief portends an improvement in social status; wiping your face or forehead with it augurs a lightening of responsibilities; waving it prophesies an interesting new friendship; and washing it is a warning against extravagance.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Seeing a handkerchief indicates, in general, the desire to live in a relationship, although this interpretation may be qualified.
If the handkerchief is red, the love affair will be shocking and cause all kinds of gossip; but if it is white, it will be honest and will end in marriage. To lose it announces the couple will break up; and to tear it, a serious argument.
If the handkerchief is silk, you will enjoy the company of friends at any time; and if it is cotton, family bliss will be certain. When it is a young woman who dreams of a handkerchief, she runs the risk of being deceived by a man who tries to conquer her.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To lose one, omens a broken engagement through no fault of yours.
To see torn ones, foretells that lovers’ quarrels will reach such straits that reconciliation will be improbable if not impossible.
To see them soiled, foretells that you will be corrupted by indiscriminate associations.
To see pure white ones in large lots, foretells that you will resist the insistent flattery of unscrupulous and evil-minded persons, and thus gain entrance into high relations with love and matrimony.
To see them colored, denotes that while your engagements may not be strictly moral, you will manage them with such ingenuity that they will elude opprobrium.
If you see silk handkerchiefs, it denotes that your pleasing and magnetic personality will shed its radiating cheerfulness upon others, making for yourself a fortunate existence.
For a young woman to wave adieu or a recognition with her handkerchief, or see others doing this, denotes that she will soon make a questionable pleasure trip, or she may knowingly run the gauntlet of disgrace to secure some fancied pleasure. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Serious arguments, possibly irreconcilable (a bloodstained handkerchief ).
3. Social embarrassment, downfall, sometimes due to indiscretions, ﬂirtations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If your hankie is torn then the lover’s quarrels will be so bad that you will not be able to make up.
If you see a stack of pure white handkerchiefs it shows that you will hold yourself true to your betrothed and enter into wedded bliss. Waving goodbye with it may denote disgrace for the dreamer.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If the handkerchiefs are wrinkled or soiled, it is an omen of disquieting news from an absent lover.
The loss of a handkerchief foretells that your engagement will be broken for some reason over which you have no control.
To see torn handkerchiefs is a presage of a quarrel with your lover which will probably not be adjusted satisfactorily».... The Complete Dream Book
If your hankie is torn then the lover’s quarrels will be so bad that you will not be able to make up.
If you see a stack of pure white handkerchiefs it shows that you will hold yourself true to your betrothed and enter into wedded bliss. Waving good-bye with it may denote disgrace for the dreamer.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If broken, go within and find inner strength and resources; get a handle on who you are, what you are about.... The Dream Books Symbols
For example, if in you dream you see clenched fists you may have much repressed anger. Sometimes extended hands suggest a need to develop close friendships.
If the hands in your dreams are stroking you, may be feeling sexy.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the hands in your dreams are stroking, you may be feeling sexy.
If you dream you see blood on your hands this denotes you will feel guilty if you do not aid a person for whom you could help better their life.
If you have an injury to your hand it shows that someone else will garner the rewards that are rightfully yours. Large hands show that you will go far in life towards achieving your goals.
If you see a detached hand then you are destined for a solitary life if you do not change your ways.
If you dream your hands are tied you will have difficulty in completing something that you have begun.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The nght hand represents giving and the left receiving.
A cutoff hand may mcnticn the inability to give or receive, or to work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Admiration of another’s hands mean that a woman will be subject to jealousy of the man she loves.
If she dreams of having a man hold her hands she should regard it as a warning against indiscretions.
If she allows a man to kiss her hands she will be gossiped about by those she considered her friends.... The Complete Dream Book
It is good luck to dream of shaking hands, especially with someone of a higher station in life. Holding hands with one of the opposite sex foretells financial stability.... The Complete Dream Book
The right hand is the ‘power’ hand, while the left is passive and receptive. Sometimes in dreams the left hand can represent cheating.
If the hands are contrasted with each other and / or have a different object in each, it indicates there may be some conflict in us between our beliefs and feelings.
A hand on the breast signifies submission. Clasped hands indicate union or friendship, while clenched hands suggest a threat. Folded hands suggest deep repose or a state of rest.
The hands covering the eyes generally represent shame or horror, while hands crossed at the wrists suggest that we are being bound, perhaps by our own actions.
The open hand represents justice whilst the laying on of hands signifies healing and blessing, particularly if the hand is placed on the neck. Hands placed together give an indication of defencelessness; if they are placed in someone else’s it suggests a pledge of service or commitment. When the hands are raised this can indicate either adoration, prayer or surrender; if the palms are turned outwards a blessing is being given; when they are raised to the head we should give a great deal of thought and care to our current situation. Washing the hands suggests innocenceor rejection of guilt, while wringing the hands signifies grief.
A huge hand, particularly from the sky, suggests that we have been ‘specially chosen’.
For this reason, advertising that contains such an image has a profound effect.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A hand detached from the body, misunderstandings with your own people. Hairy hands, sordid imaginings. Hands that are soiled or blood-stained, envy, jealousy. Holding hands, emotional strain. Hands that are tied, too much restraint.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
The condition and appearance of a person’s hands directly reflect what the person does with them on a regular basis. Holding on to or hiding one’s hands can be an indication of a need to exert a measure of control over personal expression. Overuse of the hands while talking could point to an excessive amount of embellishment in communication that may put a distance between you and others.
A disembodied hand can represent actions without conscience.
The act of making something with your hands could indicate a call do so more often in life.
The notion of “getting your hands dirty” can apply to having a richer experience as a result of throwing yourself fully into something.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Having a good reputation, a high social position. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Greetings)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If your dream handshake was strong, this suggests that you are feeling positive about your life at present.
If the handshake was weak, this suggests you may be in need of an energy boost.
If someone offers you their hand then withdraws it quickly, you may be feeling distrustful of that person.
If the greeting was a hug, try to recall how you felt about that greeting. Did you feel warm and comfortable, or uneasy and unnatural? If you felt secure, then this suggests you are feeling appreciated in everyday life; if you felt uneasy, this suggests you are feeling isolated and unsupported.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see others appearing handsome, denotes that you will enjoy the confidence of fast people. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you see it, you be it.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. To relay messages from one aspect of self to another.
3. The truth is revealed regarding a situation or relationship (as in the “handwriting on the wall”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are reading handwriting in your dream, pay attention to that too, as it may reveal much about the person who wrote it.
For example, if you recognize your sister’s handwriting and it appeared shaky, could it be revealing her vulnerability; if any words were underlined or capitalized, did they underline or emphasize the message of your dream?... The Element Encyclopedia
Whitewash may represent your attempts to cover up something that causes you embarrassment, whether relating to your own feelings of guilt or your suspicion that others are not what they seem. Clearing or laying down new paths or foundations may relate to new approaches to life.
If household breakages feature in your dream this may represent flawed ideas. A cracked cup can symbolize lost love. A dream of breaking things in the house may suggest anger or despair.
Dreams of housework in general suggest keeping your internal house in order, perhaps by taking time to clarify or define motives, opinions and feelings about others; they also stand for the cleaning out of non-functional or negative attitudes, thoughts and experiences. To dream that you are cleaning your house with a broom or dustpan and brush signifies your need to clear out your thoughts and get rid of old ways. You are seeking self-improvement.
If you, or a cleaner, are cleaning, this may also recall memories of your mother. Alternatively, the house being cleaned may symbolize the self and a need to give extra care and attention to neglected aspects of your personality.
When compared with sweeping up, vacuum cleaning suggests both a definite desire to do away once and for all with the effects of a past action, and a definite desire to move on and put the past behind you.
To dream of cleaning windows suggests that you are trying to get a clearer view of the world around you. Using a washing machine may suggest it is time to confront old issues that are destroying your peace of mind. The water may also point to deep-seated childhood issues that need to come out in the wash. Hanging your clothes out to dry may suggest a yearning for the lost innocence of childhood or a desire for uninhibited sexuality.
If you are washing the dishes in your dream kitchen, this may suggest a desire to wash away feelings of shame or disgust, or a wish to deny responsibility for something.... The Element Encyclopedia
The nervous system can develop ways of giving information without us being conscious of it. This may give some indication of the area of life that is affected by the trauma.
To have an arm broken, for instance, might suggest that our ability to hold on is compromised.
If we see someone else who has been hurt or scarred we have probably been the ones who have hurt others in the past.
If this is so, there are various techniques we can use in the waking state to help us release others from the hurt we have inflicted.
The healing that subsequently takes place may then be recorded in further dreams by the loss of the scar.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Need to heal old wounds or correct thoughts.
3. Thoughts of being vulnerable or cautious. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Somebody has hurt you (through an insult, unfairness, or disappointment), and you need to come to terms with it. Or was it you who injured someone? See Bandage, Pain, Wound.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see others hurt, suggests that you will be treated unfairly in some way by your friends.
To treat or dress another person’s injury, signifies that you are entering lucky times.... My Dream Interpretation
Alternatively, you may be going through some sort of transformation. You may also need to use a more scientific approach to life and to develop your thinking skills. In short, you need to make an objective assessment of what is happening in your life. To see a workshop in you dream represents the development of your skills; you are trying to understand yourself and find out who you are. A workshop is a symbol of productivity, but it can represent group interaction and creativity since it is a place in which you are likely to meet likeminded people.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Change toward the progressive.
3. Repressed thoughts or emotions; passivity.
4. Prosperity (left-handed writing). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Left: be cautious because it is the dark and mysterious side.
The “road to the left” is always dangerous, because left stands for the unconscious, destructive, and irrational within us.
Dreaming of being paralyzed on the left side says you are operating too much from intellect and reason and that you should try to strengthen your emotional, intuitive side. See... Dreamers Dictionary
The left also symbolizes compassion, democracy, liberal politics, and creative solutions.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The left side is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.
The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Any conflict between right and left indicates the differences between logic and intuition. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are a right-handed person but you dream of being left-handed, you may face an awkward personal situation or a dangerous rival.
If you actually are left-handed, the dream is a good omen of better luck ahead. Dreams that strongly feature your left hand (using it or looking at it) predict frustrations and minor difficulties.... My Dream Interpretation
The left side of the body represents heart, emotions, unconscious factors, intuition. Movement from right to left, or anticlockwise, symbolizes moving over from reason to intuition, from conscious to unconscious, etc. (Movement to the left is contrary’ to the way of the sun, which is a symbol of consciousness.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
An ancient belief says that the Devil appears to the left of people to tempt them.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If this is the case, bear in mind that if you are right-handed, the right hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the left side of the body and this part of the brain is instinctive, artistic and intuitive. The left side of the body therefore indicates these qualities and in dreams represents the parts of yourself that are less expressed, such as the unconscious. In right-handed people, the left hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the right side of the body, and this part of the brain is believed to be logical and functional. The right side of the body therefore represents the dominant, conscious and well-expressed side of yourself. Dreams can also use a play on what is right or left to suggest opposites or conflicts within yourself. The left usually suggests the external world of activity and the environment, whilst the right parts of your unconscious suggest struggling to express yourself. A few people might also find that in some dreams one side of their body represent the feelings and attitudes they absorbed from their mother, and the other side what they absorbed from their father.... The Element Encyclopedia
A group of friends I was with had gone ahead, left me behind, and I wondered if I would ever catch up’ (Patience C). Oneself left behind: feelings of rejection or inadequacy; sense of waking up to what you have not done or experienced in life, as Patience does in her dream. Leaving something, someone behind: leaving the past behind, breakup of relationship. Idioms: fall behind; put it all behind me. See also bag. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
if we are right handed, the left represents the less dominant or expressed side of oneself, or the parts of our nature we try to hide or suppress.
If we write or knock in a nail using our right hand, we will hold the paper or nail with our left. So left leg or arm frequently has this sense of representing the supponive but less dominant functions in us. Our confidence may suppon our activity as a salesperson, so may be depicted as being on the left.
the dominant, confident, conscious, exterior or expressed side of self; lightness; correct social behaviour, moral.
Dreams can also use a play on what is right and left to illustrate a polarity or opposites. Our internal world of feelings, memories and values—the left; our external world of activity and environment—the right.
A secondary choice— left; the right’ choice at the time—right. Pans of self unconscious or shadowy—left; our conscious known self—right.
The immoral, selfish, wrong action—left; the moral, right action—right.
Example: ‘On my right are three monks, on my left sits a beautiful, shapely blonde. I am in the centre and I see a road, which leads to the right and a beautiful sunlit valley in the distance’ (from Dreams Your Magic Mirror by Elsie Sechrist). Here right and left represent not only choice between sexual pleasure and religious discipline, but also the polar opposites of spiritual and material. Although in the dream there is a movement to the right, to find equilibrium we often have to take a way between the opposites.
Idioms: two left feet; keep on the right side of somebody; in one’s right mind, in the right; mister right; set somebody right; right hand man; right in the head, stan on the right foot; give one’s right arm. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of seeing a left-handed pitcher or batter in a baseball game portends a successful business deal.
To dream of a right-handed person trying to write with the left hand, or vice-versa, is very lucky in its augury.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are saving something because you are afraid of running out of what you need, then this dream is helping you release scarcity consciousness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are set free, all will be well in the end.... Mystic Dream Book
If you give money away, this suggests a generosity of spirit or it might reflect emotional ties that are expected of you at present. Receiving money can suggest the acceptance of emotional support or the emotional needs of the dreamer. Borrowing money can be a warning to hold back as far as financial plans are concerned and to explore all aspects of the deal before going ahead. Making a payment, signing a check or using a credit card are thought to be positive signs that things are going to plan. The notion of saving and investing in dreams may refer to the need to prepare yourself emotionally for situations and relationships that need your attention
A wallet, purse or pocketbook containing personal items may relate to your private world, the kind of person you are and your interests.
If you dream of an expensive designer purse or bag, you may feel a need to have a more glamorous image. A worn purse may symbolize feelings of being worn out and shabby. Do you need to brighten up your identity so that you look and feel brighter? Your dream wallet may symbolize your private thoughts and desires, hidden from public view. Is your wallet full or empty? Are you worried that someone has got too close to you or on the contrary are you seeking greater intimacy? A bag in your dream may symbolically carry your hopes for the future. A heavy bag suggests more projects than you can handle, whilst an empty bag—far from meaning that you have no hope—suggests that you wish to search for new ideas. Frequently associated with fruit, a basket may evoke images of fertility and sexuality. Depending on what is in the basket, it can suggest youthful energy or ripe maturity.
Finally, items of jewelry are symbols of wishes and wish-fulfillment.
If you are given a gift of jewelry in your dream, you may be experiencing a sense of recognition in waking life. Viewing a rare jewel from a distance may be a sign that you have failed to understand the importance or meaning of an event or relationship. Losing a jewel may reflect fears of personal or financial loss in waking life. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are sewing pieces of fabric together in your dream, this may suggest that you are bringing aspects of your life together.... The Element Encyclopedia
2- Women arc often more able to create a network of ‘sisters’ through the use of intuition, and often will svmbolise this in their dreams as a tangible bonding.
3- Unlimited Relationship.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A network, on the other hand, may be more supportive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Although networking seems like a very modern skill tied to career advancement in the media age, it is actually quite ancient. Networking would also have been an integral part of any military alliance as well as all social and clan confederations in prehistory.
If a messenger or journalist appears in your dreams, this suggests that you have the skills to bring information—or power— and inspiration to others. The question is will you use these skills for the good of the group, or for personal gain?... The Element Encyclopedia
To stretch open one’s palm in a dream signifies wealth and prosperity. Holding a tight fist in a dream implies poverty, or tight living conditions. Ifone sees hair growing in the palm of his hand in a dream, it means depression, distress and debts. Growing hair on top of one’s hand in a dream indicates one’s strength or virility. Seeing one’s hand hanging down from the skies in a dream denotes one’s connections with the ruler or people in authority.
A stretched hand from the skies in a dream also could mean profits and blessings for a hunter, a builder and a real estate professional. In a dream, the palm of one’s hand also represents his world. It also may mean ceasing a certain course of action.
If one finds himself afraid, then sees the palm of a hand holding out before him in a dream, it means that his fears will be dispelled.
A large and a stretched palm in a dream means prosperity and generosity. Aclose fist in a dream means stinginess.
A nice looking palm of one’s hand also signifies abstaining from evil, or failing to pay charity.
The palm of one’s hand in a dream also represents one’s prayers and supplications, comfort, seeking the comfort of others, or receiving benefits from others.
The palm of one’s hand in a dream also represents a year, ways of life, money, leadership, a son, courage and desisting from evildoing.
(See Desisting from evildoing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it be a woman that dreams so, she shall bear children; if U be a maid, she will suddenly be married.... The Complete Dream Book
See also under Back, Neck, Abdomen, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Integrating the values of fecundity, victory, and the triumph of good, the palm promises satisfaction, happiness, and progeny for married women.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the operator puts you on hold or ignores you, it is more likely that you have been ignoring your own needs for rest, outside help or relaxation. The message this dream is trying to convey to you is that it is time to pay closer attention to something that you may have been putting off; this may involve asking for qualified help and support. Phone dreams are usually signals to be honest with yourself and listen to your intuition. A variation of this dream is the email error on your computer screen, indicating an inability to communicate with someone important in your life. Freudians might see phallic symbolism if you are using a mobile phone, suggesting that once again sex is the root of the problem. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of giving someone a rabbit’s foot is suggesting that it might be an opportune time to make the important move you have been deliberating.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(2) Right / left may also symbolize intellect / intuition or thought / feeling; masculinc / fcminine; activity and assertiveness / passivity and receptiveness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are still at school, or if you have a job and your dream referred to your actual workplace, then your dreaming mind was probably referring to your everyday concerns.
If you have left school, or the school or workplace in your dreams is unfamiliar to you, your dreaming mind may have been suggesting a past feeling or experience that has relevance for your current situation. Such dreams could also indicate a sense of restriction and your resentment that you can’t spend your time doing what you want. They could also be commenting on your social interaction with your peers and authority figures, since relating to others is an essential part of school and work.
Jung regarded dreams as teachers and guides on the road towards wholeness; from his perspective, dreams that feature schools and teachers were especially significant because schools are places of learning and maturing into a healthy adult. Jobs are closely linked to self-esteem in waking life, so the type of job that features in your dream—and the reward or lack of reward associated with it—can be significant indicators of your feelings of self-worth and of the success or failure of your approach to life’s challenges.
Education... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are watching the second hand of a clock, you are anticipating an important occurrence.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If she avails herself of the opportunity, she will stand in high favor with friends.
If she finds she must reach up to shake hands, she will find rivalry and opposition.
If she has on gloves, she will overcome these obstacles.
To shake hands with those beneath you, denotes you will be loved and honored for your kindness and benevolence.
If you think you or they have soiled hands, you will find enemies among seeming friends.
For a young woman to dream of shaking hands with a decrepit old man, foretells she will find trouble where amusement was sought. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is a sign of commitment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of shaking hands with persons whose social station is beneath yours, it is an indication that your lover will honor you for your kindness and straightforwardness.... The Complete Dream Book
If the left one is ripped or missing, it means no sons will be born to him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see others at work, denotes that hopeful conditions will surround you.
To look for work, means that you will be benefited by some unaccountable occurrence.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Example: T am working in a hospital in outpatients. Nobody is there. My two children appear. I know I have to find them somewhere to sleep. I lay them on seats, tell the only nurse I can find that I am going to find them a bed. I know where the children’s ward is but I can’t find it. When I eventually find it all the side rooms are filled. I know I have been a long time so I stan to panic, worried my children are missing me, and worried night sister will have found them. I pass a military meeting. As I continue the men come out and I get caught in the cross fire and am shot in the leg. I am now terrified. I have to get back to the children. Night sister must have found them by now and if not what will they be doing. When I got back they are there with night sister’ (Laramie F). Laramie works as a nurse, was divorced just prior to the dream, and was obviously concerned how her work affected her children. This internal conflict (the crossfire) injures her confidence (the shot leg). Idioms: have one’s work cut out; set to work; worked up; work like a horse; work off; work out; dirty work; donkey work; spanner in the works.
clothes Working at something; attitudes concerning work.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- Often what we do as a job bears no relation to what we consider to be our real work. Dreams can very often help us to change our situation by giving information as to our real talents and gifts. When we dream of working at something which docs not have a place in our ordinary everyday lives it may be worth exploring the potential within that line of work.
3- There may be some degree of activity of the spirit ahead.
The dreamer could be being moved towards the beginning of new spiritual work.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are delegating jobs to others: you can now make a profit.... Dreamers Dictionary
For instance, to dream of being an engineer might suggest we need to use precision and vision.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If unusual characters appear in the workplace, such as members of your family, try and bring their influence into your work life. Also see “Coworkers”, “Fired” and “Quit.”... My Dream Interpretation
It is possible that you are dissatisfied with your current activity and you are trying to find a way to change it.
If you succeed in finding a job, it foretells a possible change in profession.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A dream taking place where you work may very well be a compensatory dream helping you cope with the stress and wake up the next day to face it all over again. However, such a dream could also be a convenient way for your unconscious to express feelings surrounding other responsibilities and obligations that need attention. Not all dreams taking place at work are stressful.
If this is the case, use your feelings about your job, the environment at work, and your coworkers to help you identify what elements of your own personality are being expressed in your dream. Many people have a very different sense of self in the workplace than in other parts of life. Consider your relationship to your work carefully when examining a dream that took place there.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The term “work” is also a part of several dozen different idioms, from “dirty work” and a “nasty piece of work” to making “short work” of something and “working one’s fingers to the bone.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For example, if they are building a bridge, this indicates that you are preparing to become more social and traverse the gaps that lie between yourself and others.... The Language of Dreams
If the workers go on strike or their attitude toward you is negative, this makes it clear that you should change strategies to reach your goals.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The more fit a workhorse in a dream, the better is one’s determination and drive. Ifa workhorse speaks to a man in a dream, it means income and fame. Riding on the back of a workhorse in a dream means taking a long journey, or it could mean taking money from one’s wife.
If a dog attacks a workhorse in a dream, it represents an enemy who will follow his wife.
A blond workhorse in a dream means sad news.
A workhorse in a dream also means a conflict, a foreigner, a wife, a husband or a servant.
A gray workhorse in a dream represents a high rank, and a black workhorse means prosperity.
(Also see Horse)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The most effective way to work with dreams is to keep a dream journal. Date each entry as you go along, for you will begin to see patterns and recurring themes as the weeks go by. If you do not understand an important dream message, you will be given more dreams trying to get the same point across. So do not worry about losing a big lesson; you will be given the message again and again until you finally get the idea. The most important thing in learning to remember a dream is your intent to do so.
Before going to sleep sit on the side of your bed (if you lie down you may fall asleep before you finish the process), take several deep breaths and relax. Then say to yourself, “Tonight I want to remember a dream and I will remember a dream. As soon as I awaken I will write it down.” Then go to sleep with a pad and pencil beside your bed, expecting to remember and write down a dream as soon as you open your eyes. If you prefer, record your dream on a cassette tape recorder.
When you awaken, whether at 3:00 a.m. or right before getting up the next morning, immediately record any impressions, images, or feelings about the dream. If you do not usually remember dreams, you may have only a vague sense about it: a feeling of frustration, uplift, concern, peace. Just write down whatever you sense in the waking moment. If you have good recall of most of the dream images, put down everything in as much detail as possible: people, vehicles, scenery, objects, colors, shapes, numbers and so on.
If you do not immediately write down the dream, you will lose it. Do not think that you can go back to sleep and remember it later. You are in an altered state of consciousness, that half-awake half-asleep state when you first open your eyes. Until you learn to build bridges between levels of consciousness, you will not be able to recall your dream once you are fully awake. That is why you tell yourself you will remember and write down the dream.
By continuing to practice this technique of writing down material, bringing it back from superconscious to conscious mind, you are learning to bridge the gap between levels of consciousness.
You dream all during the night, but often your best teaching dreams occur between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. or right upon awakening. Of course, if you are working the night shift and sleep during the day, your dream schedule will be adjusted to your biological rhythms. But dreams can come at any time whether during a nap in the afternoon or a catnap after dinner.
Using Dreams for Problem Solving
Even if you do not consciously use dreams for problem solving, you no doubt have had the experience of waking up in the morning with a clear and simple answer to a problem. You may not even remember a dream, but you know what to do in the situation at hand. This technique has been used for centuries to get insight. The conscious mind can struggle and wrestle with a problem, but when it is released to the superconscious mind, the greater infinite resources of consciousness, the answer effortlessly appears.
Deliberately programming your dreams for answers to problems, however, is taking even more control of the dream state and letting it work for you.
To use dreams for problem solving, again sit on the side of your bed before going to sleep. Take several deep breaths, relax, and bring the problem to mind. Whether it concerns relationships, career, health, inspiration for a creative project, or whatever, go over in your mind all the different parts of the problem that seem relevant. You have already thought about it, reflected upon it, but you are not sure which is the best direction, or the most positive solution. Feel into the problem as well as mentally reviewing it. Now mentally repeat, “Tonight I will have and remember a dream containing information for the solution to this problem. The problem concerns . . . (and briefly describe it as objectively as possible). I will now have this dream, and will recall, understand, and record it upon awakening. I open myself to the highest possible insight and guidance.” Then go to sleep, completely releasing the situation from your mind, resting in the expectation that you will receive the answer.
As soon as you awaken write down everything you can remember. Write down any general sense of the dream, feelings, impressions, as well as images. You may awaken with a clear recall of a dream which, upon analysis, gives a very definite answer. You may awaken with a strong sense of just knowing what to do. Or, sometime during the day, something in waking reality may trigger an image or impression from the dream, and you have your answer.
You may recall a dream that you cannot seem to figure out. Just record it, and continue the process the following night.
Avoid telling yourself that the process is not working, however. It is working; you just do not yet understand it. So if you do not have the answer you want upon awakening, do another little relaxation before starting your day. Suggest to yourself: “I have completely released this problem or situation to a higher wisdom within me. This answer is now presenting itself to me. I am open and receptive.” Then dismiss the concern from your mind. Holding on to it or worrying about it will block your insight. If you do not get the answer during the day, repeat the programming pro-cedure again before going to sleep. You should have the answer to any problem within a three day period.
Some people have said to me: “But I have tried to program dreams and it just did not work.” There may be a variety of reasons. First, anything that affects the chemistry of the body significantly—alcohol, drugs, barbiturates, Valium, sleeping pills—may completely botch dream recall. Your dreams will not be clear if you are able to remember them at all. A full meal right before going to sleep also affects dream life in a negative way.
Second, it is important to be relaxed when programming or asking for a dream. Do deep breathing and relax your body. Still the conscious mind enough to focus on the programming technique. Feel the desire to problem solve or get insight from your dreams. Don’t just mouth the words. You want the feeling of the heart center but the detachment and clarity of the third eye, so you are not reacting emotionally. Love yourself for creating the situation. It is a valuable teacher. Love yourself for now desiring to resolve and move beyond it. Love all persons involved for helping you learn and get to know yourself. When you approach problem solving through love, the answers are more readily available to you.
Third, ask yourself, “Do I really want to know what is best? Or am I trying to dictate the answer? Am I really open to the best and highest solution, or am I blocking my receptivity through fear?” Sometimes we ask for things that we really do not want to know. Particularly if the problem involves a decision over a major transition—leaving a relationship, changing jobs, taking self-responsibility—we may not really want to hear it. Ask, and you shall receive. But the asking must be an honest, open asking.
Finally, you may not be asking the right question. Questions should always have to do with insight into self, not how to change or manipulate others. If you are asking how to get your spouse to stop drinking, you are starting in the wrong place. Instead, realize that it is his or her responsibility to change, and all the love and support in the world may not be enough to help. The question should be: why have I created this situation for myself? What in myself needs to be changed to enable me to have a love-filled, joyous life? Through a need to be needed, a martyr syndrome, poor self- image or a number of other things, you may feel stuck in a situation. You can be assured of only one thing: with genuine self-insight the situation will change. You may have to leave it, you may not. But above all you must desire wisdom, not limiting ideas about self and others.
Remember the greatest thing we can do for another is to honor his or her inner power to make decisions and choose the kind of life he or she wants to live. We are all free to make our own mistakes. That is the only way we learn. When you are too concerned with shaping up someone else’s life, you can be sure you are copping out on your own lessons. If you are saying to yourself, “If so and so would just change, then I would be fine,” that is handwriting on the wall that you are avoiding self-responsibility.
So, ask for insight into self. Release others to learn their own lessons. You certainly can pray for others and send them love. But do so in the way that you are honoring their higher self, giving them the energy and freedom to make their own decisions, to determine their best life path, whether or not it may include you and your expectations and desires.
Kinds of Dreams
There are six basic kinds of dreams, and often you will remember snatches from several of them. As you begin to work with dreams more and more, you will recognize the differences and determine the value each is offering you. I call these different dreams clearing house or clutter, teaching, problem solving, precognitive, prophetic or visionary, and outside interference.
These dreams clean out the input from the day, sorting through mental and emotional clutter, rerunning experiences. Often the mind is still running a mile a minute when you first try to go to sleep. You are worried, anxious, stressful. These dreams begin the process of releasing useless concerns and integrating helpful ones. They help body and mind begin to relax.
If you meditate before going to sleep, stilling and focusing the mind, the clutter dreams are usually unnecessary. If you practice briefly rerunning the day in your mind, blessing, releasing and forgiving self and others, you are ready for a higher level of awareness in the dream state. Also, your energy will be higher and your dreams will be clearer.
You usually have one important teaching dream a night. This gives you information on problems you are facing, or shows you higher teachings from advanced levels. You are prepared for what is going to happen during the next 24 hours. Often a dejâ vu experience is remembering what the superconscious mind stored in the subconscious memory back during the dream state. You already knew you were going to say something in a certain way, or that a particular person was going to do or say something. Most dreams are concerned with what you are presently going through and how best to deal with situations and relationships.
You may find yourself sitting in a classroom, giving or hearing a lecture, or walking with a teacher in some beautiful surroundings. You may be hearing information you never knew before and have good recall of it upon awakening. Many discoveries and inspirations have come from higher levels of these teaching dreams.
These are dreams you have programmed or asked for. You may be seeking insight on understanding a difficult relationship, solving a scientific mystery, or asking for the plot of a new novel. All knowledge and information are available to you when you learn how to tap it. Learning how to program dreams and understand their messages is one of your most valuable inner resources.
This dream gives you a glimpse of something in the future. It is different from the cieja vu experience, because precognition is usually concerning someone other than yourself. Precognition means foreknowing. There is a special sense or feeling to the precognitive dream. As you learn to recognize it, you will know which images are symbolic and which may happen to be literal precognitive events. It is a psychic level phenomenon.
Most precognitive dreams are given to awaken people to expanded dimensions of the mind. Often non-meditators will have them, for then they are forced to ask how they know such and such about a particular person. The mind, of course, is not bound by time. Hopefully these dreams direct your attention inward so that you become more interested in developing and learning about the inner self.
Prophetic or visionary
This dream comes from the highest level of the soul. It is a message from God or the God-self and concerns spiritual growth. It comes from the mystical level of awareness. It may have a personal message or may contain a universal truth. The vision is on a much larger scale than you commonly associate with dreaming. It has a totally different quality of awareness about it. You know you are awake, aware, yet also realize you are in the dream state. Prophesies of old and mystical teachings have come through the visionary level of consciousness. A vision has many qualities within it: insight, understanding, expansion, realization of the oneness of all life, power and love. I may have only one vision a year, but it is always worth waiting for.
This dream is produced when something in your physical environment is causing enough disruption to get incorporated in your dream story. For example, you dream you are very hot and awaken to find too many covers piled on top of you. Ringing phones, barking dogs, cold feet on your back—anything can be a part of the dream, with no real message from the superconscious or higher self.
Also, if you fall asleep watching television or listening to the radio, any or all of that information can affect your dreams. It is always best to sleep in a quiet, restful environment. There is enough blaring into the subconscious throughout the day without adding more to it during your sleep time.
Indigestion or a full bladder also affects dream images. Just be aware when interpreting dreams that you may be picking up such outside interferences.
Anatomy of a Dream
Dreams often present themselves in three steps. First they give the time reference for the problem, situation or program you are running. For example, if you are shown a house you lived in when you were a child, the house represents an old program or awareness of self that started way back then.
Second, they will show you how the problem is manifesting itself now in your life and present awareness—what is surrounding it.
Third, they will present the solution to the situation, or how to learn from and move beyond the program or problem that is limiting you.
Most teaching dreams will follow this format. If you remember seeing a car, house, school or person of your past, that is usually part of the first phase of the dream.
Understanding Dream Symbols
The most curious thing about dreams, perhaps, is they speak to us in symbols. These may seem strange, but once we understand the meaning they are much clearer than our usual way of attempting to communicate with ourselves and others.
Why, you may ask, do I have to go through all the symbology in dreams? Wouldn’t it be easier just to get the straight message? Communication among people is difficult at best. So many things are open to misinterpretation because of blocks and perceptual filters.
My guidance has said that dreams are given symbolically because once you know your own symbols you cannot mistake the message. You will know instantly what is being given to you and you will understand it totally. Actually symbols are like shorthand and are much easier to interpret than verbal conversation.
Working with dream symbols might be compared to playing the piano. When you first begin you are certain that this has to be the most awkward and complicated thing you have ever undertaken. But after a routine of regular practice, your new skill becomes a natural, flowing easy part of your life. Or, take the computer industry. If you do not understand computer language, it all seems foreign and difficult. If you hear someone speaking a language different from your own, it is the old ‘it’s all Greek to me” feeling. If you speak, read and write Greek, however, it is another story.
So think of working with dream symbols as just learning another language. They are a higher, more accurate, more integrative level, that enables you to become aware of self as an interdimensional being.
The Starting Point
There are primary dream symbols which usually have the same meanings. A good place to begin is to realize that everything in the dream is you. You are the producer, writer, actor and director. People in the dream usually represent qualities within yourself you have projected on to them. Male and female figures represent your own masculine and feminine energies. A child represents your child part, an aged person an old part of self, either one that is wise or a part that is dying because you have outgrown it. Animals represent feelings you have about specific animals or the characteristics associated with them; for example, a wolf is danger, like the wolf in sheep’s clothing; a fox is cunning and craftiness.
A house, building, store or other structure is you. If it is large, it indicates great potential and awareness of opportunities and/or inner resources. If the rooms are cluttered, you obviously are not keeping your house in order. If some of the rooms are dark, they are parts of the self you do not know or understand. The attic or upstairs represents the spiritual self, the ground floor the physical or everyday self, and the basement the sexual or subconscious self. The various rooms and how they are decorated and arranged indicate that particular aspect of your life; bathroom—cleansing, eliminating, releasing; dining room—nurturing, fellowship, and so on.
Any vehicle—a car, plane, spacecraft, boat—also represents the self. It is your mode of traveling or being in the world. A car is your physical vehicle and indicates how you are traveling in everyday life. Going backwards, downhill, the wrong way? Got a flat tire? Are you speeding ahead in perfect control? A boat or ship is your emotional vehicle and lets you know what is going on in your emotional life. Are you being tossed upon the seas of life, going up and down? Are you in dry dock? Are you at the helm? Do you have an anchor?
An airplane or any airborne vessel is your spiritual vehicle, and if you are on your way to the airport, you know you are preparing to take off to new spiritual understanding.
A motorcycle or bicycle means you need balance in your life.
Water represents the emotions, fire is purification, air is the spiritual self and earth is the physical self (or degree of grounding).
Once you begin to recognize a few basic symbols, then you begin to look for colors (you do not dream in black and white), clothes, people, scenery, objects, sizes, shapes, numbers, words, letters and so on. Everything has its own significance. Fences or road blocks indicate that creative thinking is needed to get beyond a particular problem that is now facing you. The kind of road on which you find yourself traveling represents how smooth or rough your journey is at present. If you are on a freeway it is easy going. If a bumpy road you are getting there but it is a little rough at present. If you are paving a road you are making your way easier for the future.
Any symbols given to you—whether in fantasy, meditation or guided imagery—are all the same. They are coded messages from self to self. When you “get the picture,” you understand the situation.
You Are The Final Word
Remember that you are always your own best interpreter. You are the final word on the meaning of a symbol for you.
Do not be so gullible that you eagerly accept another’s interpretation. This is giving away power and neglecting the refinement and trust of your own inner resources. If the symbol in the dream dictionary does not feel right, look it up in an unabridged dictionary. Often meanings are there you have never considered before, and a little bell will ring in your head when you read one of them. The definitions offered in this book are generalized and if they do not apply to a specific situation, you need to keep looking, reflecting, and meditating upon a symbol until it reveals its true meaning to you. And by working them out, they become so simple that you know you are always being guided by your own higher self or the God within you.
Common Types of Dreams
Nothing is off limits in the dream state. We are open to experiencing all levels of self, all fears, frustrations, suppressed images, unknown territory, visionary insights. We will become more comfortable with all dream images when we learn to welcome them, whatever they are, as symbolic messengers of self.
There is no such thing as a bad dream symbol. The most grotesque or frightening dreams have the most positive insights once they are worked out. Remember, dream images are just trying to get your attention, so do not resist them. Seek to recognize the insight so you can move on to more joyous awareness. Many people have the following common types of dreams:
A dream known to most all of us is the nightmare. It is one of our most valuable teaching dreams because it shows us a fear that has been blown way out of proportion or something we have suppressed that is affecting us negatively. Often we do not remember the happy dreams. But the frightening ones will make more of an impression and we will be more inclined to work them out.
For example, a man had a recurring nightmare that a large rat was eating away at his neck. He would awaken screaming and clawing at his neck to remove the rat. Upon analysis, he discovered that the neck represented the throat chakra. He was not verbalizing his needs, and the suppression was gnawing away and resulting in self-destructive behaviors. The rat was an insecure part of self that was betraying him. We must always nurture the inner self, taking care to verbalize and express what it is that we want and need. After he began to take assertive steps to resolve these problems both at work and in his personal relationships, the rat dream no longer continued.
Whether earthquakes, flood, fire or tidal wave, a disaster indicates a sudden change in some area of your life. A flood means an emotional upheaval and an earthquake means a big rearrangement in your affairs. They usually indicate turning points or opportunities to take advantage of a new direction. See specific disasters in Part II.
Sex is a big part of many dreams, and usually has little to do with the literal meaning of intercourse. Usually it indicates learning to balance the male and female polarities of our being. Remember that each one of us is both male and female, manifesting itself in a particular body.
To have sexual intercourse in a dream represents a merger of energies. If having intercourse with a man, it is a merger of masculine energies within the self; with a woman it is a merger of feminine energies. If you are a female (or male) and dream of making love with another female (or male) you actually know, it represents taking within the self qualities you associate with the particular individual. Making love with a member of the same sex usually has nothing to do with homosexuality.
Also, having intercourse in a dream with members of your family does not indicate a desire for incest. If making love with your father or mother, it represents a merger of wiser, nurturing qualities of the masculine or feminine self; with a son or daughter, an integration of the more childlike or youthful qualities of self. Remember all persons in the dream are an aspect of you.
A sexual dream accompanied by an orgasm may indicate a need to release and balance physical energy, and this is a way the body has of restoring equilibrium. We must remember that we are physical, sexual beings and this part of the self needs to be honored.
If you find yourself in a costume, it usually represents a past life. It may be that a problem you are facing now was the same one you were dealing with in another time and place. Remembering and understanding the dynamics of the costume dream will help you gain a perspective on whatever is presently confronting you.
The direction in which you are traveling indicates whether you are on the right track. If you are going up in a dream—up a mountain, up a road, ladder, staircase, elevator, whatever, you are going in the right direction. If you are going down, it is the wrong way. If you are going both up and down, your energy is scattered and you need to get centered. Going around in circles speaks for itself. If you are going to the right, you are following the path of intuition and guidance. To the left is the intellect and reason.
One man asked if he should participate in a conference and got a dream showing him riding on a down escalator, so steep that he had to heave his briefcase in front of him in order to hold on. Wrong direction, not in support of his study and projects at hand. Another example: a woman was considering the purchase of a certain automobile. She was shown the car sitting down at the bottom of a hill, and she had to walk down crowded streets to get there. She did not buy the car, and a much better offer came up within a few days.
Flying dreams are great fun, and usually mean you are consciously out of the body. If you can gain control of a flying dream you are free to go anywhere you like. You may think yourself in different places in time/space and instantly be there, or you may transcend dimensions. If you are flying around and then start losing altitude or think you are going to crash, it simply suggests that you have a fear of exploring higher dimensions and breaking out of limits. Try again the next night.
If you dream you are falling, you are probably having a bad landing coming back into the body. We all leave the body at night. If you jerk as you are dozing off, it is a bad exit. If you wake up and cannot move or talk, it means you are half in and half out of the body. We cannot move until we are totally in. Think yourself down to your feet. This will ground you.
We leave the body at night, or transcend physical awareness, to be taught and trained. The physical or third dimension is illusion; the dream state is reality. Through meditation and working with dreams you will never fear death as you will experience the fourth dimension and be as comfortable there as you are in the third dimension here.
Nothing in a dream is obscene once you understand the meaning. Nothing is meant to insult you or offend you, but to get you to look at a level of self or limitation that you have avoided. Work it out and usually you will find a great deal of humor behind it.
Like a movie rerun, there is a message you are not seeing. Recurring nightmares mean that you have not dealt with a particular fear. Recurring fence or barricade dreams mean there is a limit you imposed upon yourself that you have not yet recognized and removed. These are most important to write down and work out. Once you get the message they will stop.
Snakes frequently appear in dreams, and are power symbols. They represent the kundalini energy, or life force. One woman dreamed that a snake entered her lower body and moved up through the body trunk to the throat. The snake stuck in her throat, and she started choking. She awakened horrified. At first glance this does seem a bit unnerving, but actually it was a perfect explanation of what was happening in her life. The kundalini power is housed at the base of the spine. So the snake enters her body and begins to move upward. As we awaken energy it moves up through the various chakras. Her energy was flowing well until it reached the throat center, and there it stopped, causing choking. She was blocking energy in that center, and not verbalizing her needs and feelings. She was choking off communication because of fear and a poor self-image. This dream explained that her inner power was alive and well, and through releasing the blocks in the throat center by verbalizing and not suppressing she would get past present limitations in relationships with others.
When you dream of coins or dollar bills, it represents changes coming into your life. Small coins, small change. Lots of bills, big changes.
These dreams concern how well we are taking care of our inner garbage. Are we letting go of unneeded thoughts and experiences? Are we releasing the past so that we are able to live fully in the present? Difficulty in elimination or constipation indicates suppression. Diarrhea suggests forced elimination whether ready or not, and we are out of control in the process. A stopped up toilet means you are not releasing, flushing out negativity and wastes.
I had a dream with three stopped up toilets sitting out in the open. This was letting me know that I had to clean up my act mentally, physically and emotionally. I was now aware of things to do, priorities to establish, because the toilets were totally exposed for all to see.
Blood and Guts Dreams
Blood in a dream means loss of energy. If you are being stabbed, note the area of the body and check the corresponding chakra to see how you are losing energy. If you are being murdered or are murdering someone else, you are killing off a part of the self. This may be an aspect no longer needed, or a part that you are failing to nurture that is still valuable to self-growth.
A death means the ending of the old and making way for the new. A death seldom means a literal death. Rather it suggests the dying of a part of self necessary in the process of growth and regeneration. It may also mean you are dead inside and need to awaken feelings and sensitivity. So check carefully the symbols in the dream to get the message.
Chase Dreams. If you are being chased, or trying to run away from something, you are avoiding looking at a problem. If you cannot get your legs to move or are moving in slow motion, you will soon have to confront the fear you have been avoiding. When you are being chased, you are putting yourself through unnecessary anguish and pain. Remember to turn around and confront whatever aspect of self is chasing you, make peace with it, and the drama will end.... Dreampedia
2. One is getting an admonition (“work, man!”) To work harder on something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The workmen may be drilling into the earth, which suggests that the dreamer may be embarking on an exploration of the unconscious mind.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If your dream featured your actual workplace and colleagues you work with everyday, it may have been highlighting your preoccupation with your job. It may also have been trying to draw your attention to a specific aspect of your job. You spend much of your time at work, so work is of considerable importance emotionally.
If you are comfortable at work, dreams of the workplace and the people with whom you work may become symbols of reassurance and reward; but if you are not comfortable at work, they can become symbols of frustration.
If you had a dream in which you were performing mindless repetitive tasks on an assembly line, perhaps you feel as if you are being treated like a mindless automaton in waking life or that others are making relentless demands on you. Or do you feel that you are losing your sense of identity in your job or that people in your life are taking you for granted?... The Element Encyclopedia
2. One admires what is good and basic in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- A workshop is a place that is productive. In dreams it symbolises the part of ourselves which creates projects which then become profitable for us, though not necessarily financially.
A workshop may often be where we meet others of like mind, people who are creative in the same way as we are. It therefore represents group interaction and talent.
3- A workshop often holds within it creative outlets this creativity can be used for the dreamer’s spiritual progression.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If it is you who is occupying the factory, you will arrange a way to leave the situation.
Dreaming of workmen or of a factory is a very good sign. It foretells happiness in business and in love.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams