Often appears in a dream when you are suffering from lack of self-worth. Also addressed here is the dreamer’s “responsibility to govern,” which means facing the problems and developing the capabilities to manage his own issues. In that sense, it addresses self-determination. Such concerns are surely influenced by the dreamer’s attitude toward power and acceptance. Freud is said to have dreamed as a young man that he was a public servant, which might help explain his ambitions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Alcohol as ‘spirit’ or essence is the conjunction of opposites, a combination of the principles of fire and water.
It is a means of changing consciousness. In dreams where alcohol is a feature there is an element of attempting to transcend the ordinary and approach the divine (the essence).... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When the normal constraints we put on ourselves in waking life are removed, we can often reach our own truth. Alcohol as a symbol of the removal of restraint enables us to accept dream ideas we might otherwise reject. There is the recognition of the potential for emotional confusion out of which can come clarity.
To dream of an alcoholic suggests that we need to look at the way we handle excess and obsession in our daily lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When alcohol appears in a dream it suggests that in a mundane sense we may need or require a largely pleasurable experience or influence. We have available means of changing perception. We can afford to let go and ‘go with the flow’ of what is happening to us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: As the use of alcohol becomes more prevalent in the everyday, it can have the effect of changing the quality of dreams, bringing more frightening or incomprehensible images to the fore. Often these images need to be interpreted in the way that they were in previous times, as gremlins and hidden fears and anxieties. Men tend to be less inclined to interpret such images and to dismiss them as being irrelevant, women may choose to take note of them. You may like to consult the entries for abandonment, drunk and wine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The mind, ideas, memories, past experience. Trapped in attic : a purely intellectual approach to life. Finding attic: pleasure at new ideas, discovering potential or wisdom from past experience. Threat from attic: disturbing thoughts. Window, turret looking out from attic: our sense of connection with the cosmos; wider awareness; intellectual view. Hiding in attic: see example in hall below in this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
You dream you are in a public place when you suddenly realize you are naked. Although many people feel shame, embarrassment or horror in the dream, others are untroubled about being exposed to public gaze.
The dream usually indicates that you feel intensely vulnerable in some area of your life. It may be that a relationship has stripped away your defences, leaving you emotionally exposed. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable about an occasion when you revealed more of yourself than you had really wanted. Sometimes the dream suggests that you haven’t yet found a suitable role in life.
If the dream is set in your office, it can signify underlying feelings of inadequacy about your work. You may be harbouring a fear that others will realize you are not as capable as they think.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do I feel emotionally susceptible?
It may be that you have taken the role of victim in a relationship, so the dream is alerting you to the need to armour yourself. However, it’s also possible that you are feeling defenceless because the other person is seeing you just as you are. If you usually hide behind a barrier, this can feel uncomfortable. Yet being loved for who you are is the basis of emotional healing and may be exactly what you need.
Am I worried that I may have revealed too much of myself?
Perhaps you’re usually a little too reticent, so that what you said or did wasn’t nearly as explicit as you fear. Although it would be wise to watch for possible consequences your fears are likely to prove groundless.
Am I trying to find a suitable role in life?
Unless you’re lucky enough to have a vocation it can be difficult to find your niche in life. I suggest you seek advice from a careers counsellor.
Am I worried about my ability to do my job properly?
If you are struggling with some aspect of your job, it would be best to ask for help or further training. Perhaps, though, you need to give yourself more credit for your abilities. You may be magnifying your shortcomings at the expense of your confidence. Could it be that you have unrealistically high expectations of yourself?
According to Jung, the figures of Adam and Eve play a positive role in the unconscious mind as they are symbols of the ’self affirming ego’. Together they are seen as the source of all intellectual independence. Eating the forbidden fruit is also considered a powerful image of self discovery and fulfillment. Cain and Abel are archetypal figures of sibling rivalry and human strife, and according to Freud, the murder of Abel by his jealous brother Cain symbolizes the rivalry among brothers and sisters for their parental love. The dream may also suggest that childhood anxieties or animosities have persisted into adult life.
The Biblical patriarch Abraham who breaks with idolatry to seek enlightenment is a symbol of the importance of exploring the unfamiliar to find wisdom and selfknowledge. Jacob is another Old Testament figure who stands for higher aspirations. Moses, on the other hand, is the bringer of law who dies before entering the Promised Land to which he leads his people from captivity in Egypt. In dreams, he may symbolize moral integrity on the path to spiritual enlightenment or the holy figure that can lead us out of difficulty. Dreams that feature images of Samson and Delilah suggest castration anxiety or warn against the destructive power of an overheated libido as Delilah cut Samson’s hair that was the secret of his strength.
If any Biblical figure features in your dream, it might be worth your while to re-read or rediscover their story or character to see how it applies to your current situation in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of Catholicism represent that you are connecting to your spiritual roots, devotion, suppression of your natural urges, conformity, rules and piety. Perhaps you are realizing strength in tradition and the value in ceremony. Alternatively, this dream might also represent rigid ideas and issues of integrity. Consider the feeling tone. See Pope and Sacrament.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Important here is how you categorize this object: Mug, Goblet, Glass, or even Grail. Different terms refer to different moods and points of view and lead to different interpretations.
If seen as a chalice, it always indicates something extraordinary (it is not just a simple mug or a glass used every day!). It may either represent suffering or death (the “hemlock cup” of antiquity, for example) or the search for a higher goal (legend of the Grail and the magnificent interpretation by Emma Jung in her book The Legend of the Grail As Seen in Depth Psychology).
A chalice holds the liquid that is the equivalent of our emotions and needs.
The image of the chalice implies that these emotions and needs are spiritual in nature. Figuratively speaking, it is a matter of nurturing the soul and cultivating the emotions. That was precisely the task of the search for the Grail in the Middle Ages. In Christianity, the chalice is connected with the heart and blood of Christ.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- In dreams the chalice represents the feminine. Because of its religious significance, the chalice usually represents something that may seem to be unattainable except without a great deal of effort. It can also represent an important event or ceremony (see Cup).
2- The chalice is associated with the symbolism of the heart, containing the lifcblood. In the chalice this is represented by wine wine and blood having the same meaning.
3- The source of inexhaustible sustenance, abundance, the Holy Grail.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The chalice may represent the Holy Grail, the vessel that unites the recipient with Chnst. As the pnze of a spintual quest, the chalice represents enlightenment. Holding wine, the blood of Chnst, it is associated with communion.
A chalice may also signify the container of the feminine principle or the goddess’s wealth bestowed to you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a chalice symbolize immortality and a thirst for spiritual nourishment.
If you are drinking from this sacred goblet, you are in the midst of a rite of passage, transforming, and moving from glory to greater glory along your life path. Your dream is suggesting that you make room for more abundance and opulence to come into your life. Also, a silver chalice represents justice and that the truth will always prevail. See Cup and Holy Grail.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The chalice is symbolic of the source of inexhaustible sustenance, abundance and the holy grail. Because of this religious significance, the chalice usually represents something that may seem to be unattainable except without a great deal of effort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) This may be a symbol of the self - that is, the total and ordered psvehc. The silver or gold of the chalice represents the supreme value of the self (as in the holy grail sought by King Arthur and his knights).
(2) Is the wine in the chalice, rather than the chalice itself, given the limelight in your dream? Red wine may be a symbol of life (blood) and fullness of life (water turned into wine represents an enrichment of life). Your dream may, then, be trving to get you to attend to something in your unconscious that can enrich your life; or even pointing you towards the source of life within you.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(see Abyss, Basket, Beverages by type, Bowl, Circle, Cauldron)
Alternative womb and fertility symbol, especially if filled with liquid (see Milk, Juice, Water, Wine).
Arthurian and Druidical lore identify this emblem as the grail, the cup that signifies humankind’s connection with nature and each other.
Christian: The sacredness of life and the quality of forgiveness (the cup of Christ’s blood). In this case, do you drink freely of what’s offered you, or pour it away?
Unity. In Gypsy, pagan, and Hebrew marriage and courtship rites, people drinking from one cup link their destinies and become as one.
Refusing: Wishing to avert a personal trial that is really unavoidable (note the story of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane). Alternatively, rejecting an opportunity for friendship or camaraderie because of suspicious motivations.
In Eastern philosophy, a cup is shaped by what it contains. What metaphorical beverages do you incorporate into yourself by drinking of this cup?... The Language of Dreams
Dreams about change are common because the experience of change is an inescapable fact of life and whether the change is minor, such as a new hairstyle, or major, such as getting married, all change involves both loss and gain.
Dreams about conflict are also very widespread. This is because, in the same way as with change, we all experience conflict to some degree in our daily lives. We do not, as a result, spend all our lives feeling hostile, but every one of us experiences varying degrees of tension and anxiety.
Understanding conflicts and changes can help us manage them better, and many dream researchers believe that dreams are an invaluable tool for self- understanding. For example, Freud believed that dreams reflect hidden conflicting aspects of our personality, whilst Jung believed that the process of adapting to change or conflict was vital for survival and dreams offered an insight into that process. Adler believed dreams could solve problems, and theorists from the Gestalt school believe dreams increase self-understanding.
Dreams about change and conflict should therefore be listened to closely. They are a way of processing the thoughts and feelings surrounding that change and / or conflict and by so doing they can lead us towards psychological healing and personal growth. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... The Element Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: Conflict suggests that two aspects of our personality are having difficulty in reconciling their needs and requirements. Conflict arises when the conscious self needs to make a choice between their differing needs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The dream image of conflict arises when we are at odds with others in our everyday life. Sometimes a resolution can be reached in dreams which points the way to managing the external conflict.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: It is supposed that men are more logical in their thought processes and women more intuitive. However, when a woman dreams of a strategic response to a conflict she is accessing her more logical side. Conversely, when a man follows his own instincts he will be seeking an intuitive answer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of an argument or rivalry with one of your parents, it suggests that you may be questioning yourself in some way. When a child is born it moves from self-involvement to an exclusive relationship with the mother and father; later on the child has a need for a third relationship with another person outside the family, and often this third relationship can cause the child to question their own validity as a person. Dream images of conflicts with parents therefore suggest that this issue still needs to be resolved so that successful relationships can be established outside the home.
If you dream of someone you know outside the family arguing or in conflict with a member of your family, this may suggest that you have not yet learned to establish what your needs are. Learning to love outside the family is a sign of independence and maturity. The figure of a family member disrupting or preventing intimacy with a friend or loved one in your dream suggests that family loyalties are getting in the way of your development and fulfillment in everyday life.... The Element Encyclopedia
The Czech Republic’s central European landscape is dominated by the Bohemian Massif, which rises to heights of 3,000 feet above sea level. This ring of mountains encircles a large elevated basin, the Bohemian Plateau. In dreams, this country suggests strong traditions and a personal sense of noble heritage.... The Element Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: Since hope and faith are two prime motivators, anything that appears derelict suggests that we have lost the ability to move away from difficult circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When the energy has gone from a project or, for instance, a relationship, and it has lost focus, we may dream of dereliction. This is when there is no hope of re-energizing the project or relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Anything derelict in your dream is telling you to buck up. You can over- come your present frustra- tion by using your com- mon sense plus a bit of ingenuity. Have a bash; you have nothing to lose but your discouragement.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If a detective appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you may be attempting to solve an issue or are worrying about something that needs to be cleared up.
If a detective is following you within a dream, it may be a sign that other people want to know more about you. A dream about a police officer or army officer may suggest the importance of following correct procedure or correct behavior. Perhaps an aspect of your behavior in waking life is upsetting others?
Policemen can also represent the father figure, whilst a policewoman can bring to mind a dominant female in your life. A fireman relates to how you deal with your emotions or outbursts of energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Española, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. In dreams, it could suggest strong traditions but it may also suggest financial hardship mirroring the economic crisis of the Republic.... The Element Encyclopedia
Symbolizes identity. You have been recognized as mature enough to become a Leader. You can move freely (symbol of freedom). Loss of driver’s license, loss of identity, immaturity. Searching for the driver’s license, searching for one’s identity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Losing your driver’s license in your dreams may comment that you have lost your true identity. It may also signify a loss of freedom to move toward your own goals and destination in life. Your own driver’s license appearing in your dream may comment that you are having an identity crisis. Finding someone else’s driver’s license may suggest that his or her true identity has been revealed to you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream about your driver’s license suggests that you are facing some kind of identity crisis.
If you lose your driver’s license in your dream, you have lost your true identity. Perhaps you have lost the independence or will to pursue your goals. Also see “Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
Garlic in a dream means agony and distress. Eating raw garlic in a dream means receivingunlawful money, speakingbad words, making sarcastic praises or bartering good for evil. However, eating cooked garlic in a dream means repentance. Only a sick person can benefit from eating fresh garlic in a dream. Gathering garlic in the fields in a dream means suffering from harm caused by one’s own family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Talmudic: An emblem of increased fecundity. Among Hebrew men, it was customary to eat garlic before intercourse to ensure fertility.
Protection: Garlic was used regularly in spells and charms for safety, especially against spirits and evil creatures like vampires. You may want to consider this dream more metaphorically, like safeguarding yourself against the spirit of the vine, or people who “suck” your energy dry.
Vows, commitments, and promises.
The ancient Egyptians swore oaths on garlic, rather like we swear on the Bible.
Strength during trying times. Ancient Egyptians, Israelites, and Romans ate garlic for this purpose, especially before battle.
The pungent flavor and smell of garlic makes it an alternative fire symbol.
Passing through a field of garlic portends increased prominence and a better financial outlook.
Eating garlic represents having sensible views of life, and well-rounded ideals.
Being able to endure a time of difficulty and still land on your feet. Seamen and mountaineers alike carry fresh garlic to protect them against wreckage and foul weather, respectively.... The Language of Dreams
Garlic is considered a herb of magic. As a protective amulet, particularly against the evil eye, it is of significance against negativity. In chinese lore it also symbolizes luck, health and many children, so in dreams may signify all of these.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: As a fertility symbol a full head of garlic in a woman’s dream may symbolize the testicles. In a man’s case such a dream is more about essential masculinity. You might also like to consult the entries for magic / magician, protect / protection and witch.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
As an oneiric symbol, garlic suggests the need to dispense with appearances so you can focus on what is considered the most appropriate. Not surprisingly, despite its unpleasant odor, garlic is a food with great healing properties.
It is indicative of arguing, adventures, and erotic relationships. Touching it promises good business, and strongly smelling of garlic resembles a feeling of disclosed secrets.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dreamed of choking and being given the Heimlich Maneuver by someone, avoid all unnecessary risks as you are likely to be in an accident-prone phase for a few weeks.
If your dream involved you giving the Heimlich Maneuver to somebody else, or someone else besides you getting it, this signifies sudden success in overcoming a previously challenging obstacle.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a helicopter represent freedom that is in your control, as you rise above the mundane and seek a higher view. You are feeling adventurousness, and that it time for a change. See Airplane.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming of a helicopter represents that you are passionate about achieving your goals.
If you dream of riding in a helicopter, this might mean you need to slow down and stop trying to please everyone. On the other hand, it could symbolize that you are experiencing greater self-awareness.... My Dream Interpretation
Like any vehicle or mode of transportation, a helicopter in a dream represents movement on your path in life. However, a helicopter is primarily connected to its ability to move up and down, hover, and move swiftly while staying close to the ground. Because of this, it is often used for observation or transportation across short distances in a very fast manner. In a dream, a helicopter represents these same concepts as they relate to consciousness: the ability to observe the lay of the land more effectively and to jump from one place to another with ease and speed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dream lawyers, solicitors or barristers are a symbol of the supportive friend or relative in times of stress, but may also indicate that you are becoming too dependent or losing your sense of right and wrong. In Jungian terms a judge can represent the archetype of the wise old man. Perhaps you should appreciate your own wisdom and powers of judgment more, or perhaps you feel persecuted by arbitrary forces in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
Lice in a dream mean worldly success and prosperity.
If one finds lice in his shirt in a dream, they mean receiving an endowment, or renewal of a leadership position. In a dream, lice in one’s shirt also may represent something one does not care forit to last.lfone’s shirt is made of a rag, or ifit is tattered in the dream, it means indebtedness. Lice on the floor in a dream represent weak people.
If they surround the person in his dream, it mean that he mixes with such people.
If he hates them in the dream, then they represent his enemies, though they cannot cause him any harm. Ifthey bite him in the dream, then they represent people who slander him.
If a louse flies away from one’s chest in a dream, it means that one’s son or an employee has run away from his house or place of business. Ifa large louse comes out of one’s skin in a dream, it means losing one’s life.
A louse in a dream also represents a woman, a housekeeper, a son, an illness, an invading army, soldiers, depression, or distress.
For a ruler or a policeman, lice represent his helpers. As for a teacher, lice in a dream represent his students, and for merchants, they represent his envious competition, while for a craftsperson or tradesmen they mean taxes. As for sick people, lice in a dream represent what seems to be a lasting illness. Cutting a louse in half in a dream means being good toward one’s children. Eating a louse in a dream means backbiting someone.
A colony of lice in a dream represent punishment. Lice in a dream also represent one’s dependents or relatives who backbite, slander and divide the family.
An invasion oflice in a dream means blessings, wealth, relieffrom difficulties, dispelling all worries and sorrows. Killing a louse in a dream means the same in wakefulness.
If one wakes up from a dream in which lice were attacking him, it means that he will not escape from depression, difficulties or adversities. Picking up a louse from one’s shirt or garment in a dream means hearing lies.
If one becomes allergic to lice and starts itching in a dream, it means debts. Plant lice in a dream represent wrath, a calamity or a punishment.
To dream of lice suggests guilt, anxiety, and depression. Perhaps you feel that you are a physical and emotional wreck. Also, lice represents that you need to stay away from certain selfish people and relationships.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
These nasty creatures signify petty annoyances and frustrations due to the stupidity or stubbomess of others, unless you killed the lice or otherwise got rid of them in your dream, in which case the dream augurs a period of good luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
They represent everything that is unpleasant and that feels too close, as if it were an invasion of your space. They are associated with those people that you are tied to by strong family bonds against your will.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
An automobile license seen in a dream is an omen of meeting a person of the opposite sex who will have an important message for you. This may lead to an engagement and a happy marriage.... The Complete Dream Book
Rights and privileges; things that we can and cannot do legally or morally. So, the questions here pertain to what type of license is pictured, and what’s happening with the license in the dream. Is it being granted, taken away, torn up?
If you have a driving test or have to attend driving school soon, this is likely a circumstantial dream that requires no further interpretation (see Car).... The Language of Dreams
Apart from the sexual and sensual connotations that this dream can have, being licked by an animal indicates a state of well-being, comfort, and satisfaction in your relationships with those closest to you.
If the situation is extremely unpleasant, then the dream may reflect the fear of having your personal space invaded.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Licorice in a dream represents nostalgia and a connection to your childhood. You may desire a little indulgence in the sweeter things of life. Take time to enjoy the little things which give you joy. Embrace pleasant memories.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Whether shown by yourself or someone else, a display of malice in your dream is an omen of contrary and predicts help through influential, well- disposed friends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If such symbols appear frequently in your dreams, like a street full of water puddles, for instance, or a sky filled with birds of the same kind, it is thought to be a sign of extreme distractions and psychological splitting.
If such dreams are common, it would be a good idea to see a psychologist.
Multiplicity is the essential characteristic of all life events that register in the unconscious—the deeper in the unconscious, the more pronounced the multiplicity.
It is connected to the sympathetic nervous system, where whatever is happening is telegraphed to every cell in the body. Multiplicity has a destructive connotation, because it dissolves the unity of consciousness, occurring often where there is a conflict between the ego, the many different Ts, and influences in the environment. This dream may also point to conflicts and prejudices that are a hindrance.
According to the theorist Gurdjieff, the person who is not free always depends on many egos, and they make themselves known through such dreams. Other people suggest that the many egos of a person are what bring out his or her creative potential.
This dream often occurs during illnesses that are part physical and part psychological—delirium tremens, for example, where hallucinations involving many Mice are not uncommon.
However, multiplicity might also point to an early stage of a new awareness.
According to Freud, the frequency, or the accumulation, of symbols or facts in a dream indicates that they are real and will also appear during waking hours.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Drinking nonalcoholic wine in a dream means distress, sorrow, a wretched life, poverty, or unexpected expense. In a dream, drinking nonalcoholic wine also represents lawful money that is earned from one’s toiling and sweat. However, drinking alcoholic beverage in a dream means money that is acquired through rough words and arguments, and for a governor in his dream, it means loss of his job. Alcoholic beverages in a dream mean money of suspicious source, or they could mean distress or depression.
Dreams of a pelican denote that your eyes are be bigger than your stomach. Perhaps you’ve been overly ambitious and overzealous, taking on more than you can chew. Sleeping while standing up denotes that you are attempting to be aware while you sleep. See Bird.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Symbolizes authority, responsibility, and sacrifice for others; it is said that when a pelican can’t find food for its young, it nourishes them with its own blood. Because of these connotations, it’s related to paternal love. It indicates a feeling of generosity toward people close to you, but could also be a symbol of an excess of responsibilities that burden you. In this case, the dream is interpreted as the need for a well-deserved break.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming about the police could symbolize many different things, so please consider all of the details carefully.
If the police are chasing you, it suggests that you may be feeling some guilt about something that you have done or have been thinking of doing.
The police could be addressing Karmic Law as well as the laws in our physical world.
If you are feeling that you can’t meet all of your obligations and fear repercussions due to an unmet commitment, the police may be an unwelcome sight. On a more positive note and depending on the details of your dream, the police could symbolize support and protection. Your emotional response to the dream will provide you with good clues to interpreting this dream accurately. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about police is an indication that you will obtain unexpected assistance with a current problem.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A source of protection that stands between you and danger (see Angel).
Your conscience is policing your decisions or actions, based on your own sense of morality or lawfulness.
Being arrested by the police may reveal that your current course of action should be figuratively “arrested.” Alternatively, the guilt generated by recent actions, or the fear of failure, causing halted progress.
Freudian: A manifestation of your Super Ego (see Authority Figures).... The Language of Dreams
Dreams of the police symbolize protection, security, and that you are reinforcing your sense of justice and morality. This dream can also reflect your inner critic and that you releasing feelings of guilt for having done something wrong. See Critic and Judge.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of police signifies issues of power and control. Investigate the nature of the police in your dream - were they helpful or bullying? • Look at issues of authority in your life. Do you feel controlled by others or perhaps you’ve been too controlling yourself.
• Do you need to “police” your own activities more? Or are you doing something you shouldn’t and are scared of being caught?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Police in your dream are a symbol of security in your life, and even if your dream involved trouble with them, it is an omen of contrary and signifies that you will get unexpected help with a current problem.
See also Arrest, Handcuffs, Jail, Black Maria, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Chances are that the dream relates to your own conscience. Perhaps, you are aware that your behavior leaves much to be desired, and therefore you are trying to arrest yourself. Police embody protection, compliance with established rules, structure, and control.
Dreaming of the police denotes insecurity and dependence.
If the police detain you justly it evidences the presence of guilt. Now, if you are accused of something you have not done it expresses the injustices you suffer in real life: repressions (very often sexual) resulting from norms you must comply to.
If you break the rules, however the dream shows that you need to reaffirm yourself and you wish to overstep the limits imposed by others.
According to tradition, dreaming of a police officer portends that someone you love will help you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The police are ultimately part of the warrior archetype that divides the world into two camps: right and wrong. They are the image that connects to your internal sense of authority as it relates to what is socially acceptable behavior.
The presence of the police in any dream suggests that you are weighing a decision or an idea as to its harm or benefit.
If the police are interacting with you directly, consider what the context of the dream has to offer about your current life choices.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Authority symbols, police officers enforce the rules in life. Dreaming about police can indicate apprehension over failure to perform or to honor obligations and commitments. It can also be a warning to avoid reckless behavior.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Symbol: The police officer in a dream represents the dreamer’s father.
Vision: Aside from the above, a police officer symbolizes constraint and control. Men dreaming about the police feel constrained and controlled. Seeing a policeman: do not get involved in other people’s arguments—you could be seriously harmed. Calling the police: a situation that might have resolved itself is now getting out of hand. Getting arrested: it is high time for you to change your behavior—you were out of control and your actions were ethically and morally suspect. Seeing police officers: what you are about to do is highly improper. Talking to the police: you want to settle a score with someone—however, do it person-to-person, without an audience. Seeing a female police officer: the dream will be emotional in nature.
Depth Psychology: The police officer is a symbol for the internal conflicts you have with conventional rules. On the other hand, the police officer wants to make sure that you at least obey the minor moral laws, and thus is the symbol of your conscience.
An unpleasant encounter with a policeman: a bad conscicncc or guilt feelings.
If the police come as “friends and helpers”: you are at peace with conventional norms, laws, and values.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Crocodile; Guardian; Mercury; Thunder; Watchman) A policeman in a dream represents security and peace, prayers, a secret friendship, a hidden love, protection against Satan or his party, or perhaps he may represent one’s guardian dog.
A policeman in a dream also represents the angel of death, a fright, or distress.
If a policeman brings his helpers with him in a dream, it means a scare, sorrows, sufferings, punishment, or a danger. He also may represent an evil person, a perfidious and a harmful beast or a lion.
If someone in authority sees himself befriending a policeman in a dream, it means that he will make a new covenant, or introduce an amendment to the law, or draft a new constitution which he will sign. Ifone sees himselfputting a policeman in prison in a dream, it means that he will engage in a political fight.
(Also see Crocodile; Lieutenant; Mercury’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Father figure, authority, and person of respect—in short, a symbol for the superego.
A feeling of oppression and dissatisfaction, possibly a sign of immature masculinity. This dream image points to the danger of an impersonal and abstract consciousness. It challenges you to find out if you have a mind of your own or are strictly submitting to an authoritarian direction. Does law and order play a big role in your life? Or would you rather be a friend and helper? Maybe you should bring more of your own personality and opinions into the game. Take a chance, be more liberated and more responsible.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Sense of what is socially right or wrong— our feelings of what others would dislike or punish us for; our social rules of conduct rather than our innermost sense of lightness, therefore inhibitions; feelings of guilt or shame. Policewoman: more emphasis on moral issues connected with feeling values. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To be in a pub in a dream and aware of our behaviour indicates how we relate to groups and what our feelings are about society. We may feel that it is appropriate to use a public space to create new relationships, or to come to terms with our own sense of loneliness.
A public space where we can drop inhibitions has links with the Pagan need for festivity and celebration.
2- We all have social needs that can be met in convivial company, in a pub or bar.
The origins of the public house were the old inns, which were stopping-olf places for travellers. Any companionship was purely transitory. This symbolism is still present today in dreams. We arc in a place where we can rest and relax and nothing more is expected of us.
3- As a public place where shared values arc important, the public house can be a creative space. As a meeting place where few judgements arc made, it becomes a placc in which people can co-exist.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
In this dream you find yourself making love in a very public place; such a dream suggests that you feel your private life has been made public in some way or that people are speculating about your private life.... The Element Encyclopedia
This is a dream about communication on a grand scale, the pressure to get your word out into the world in a bigger way. Speaking in public is challenging for most people. For some, that challenge is so intense that even the idea of it can bring on a terrorizing attack of anxiety. Since there is a literal connotation with this symbol to the act of speaking, a dream that involves this activity will naturally point to an area in your life where your communication is being put on the spot.
A person speaking in public is usually a figure of authority on some level. In this way, a dream that includes this as an image is probably expressing some area of your life where you are in your authority or where your authority is being put to the test. This is especially so if you were the one doing the speaking.
If you were in the audience and someone else was talking, use that person as a character aspect of yourself to figure out what part of your personality has something to say. It could be that your desire for power and authority in your life is speaking to you through your unconscious in your dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a publicist symbolize your inner advocate and champion. This dream is revealing your healthy -esteem and belief in yourself, which is the winning formula to true success. See Cheerleader.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of publicity signify a need for attention, recognition, acknowledgment and a desire to draw attention to yourself and your projects. Keep in mind that the person you most need to impress is you. Alternatively, dreams of publicity denote confidence and boldness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A dream of reading something in print signifies a satisfactory solution to a current problem; however, if the publicity was about yourself or someone you know, the dream is reminding you that how you get on depends on how you handle other people—diplomacy is the watchword.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Solving a complicated problem, or dissolving a solid element into liquid in a dream represents profits and easing of one’s problems, abating one’s concerns, neutralizing a sorcerer’s act, or nullifying the intent of an evil spell.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Imploring; Invocations) In a dream, supplications represent worship, a special prayer, or asking for a specific need. Invocations in a dream mean that one’s needs are satisfied.
If one’s supplications are done under dire need, or if they involve strong emotions, sobbing or grief in the dream, then they represent trying moments in one’s life, or they could mean temptations. Loud or solemn supplications in a dream may indicate a special prayer for rain.
If the supplications do not call for God’s favors, or if they are not directed toward Him in the dream, then they represent falsehood.
If the supplications are silent in the dream, they could mean that one will beget a blessed son.
If one sees a group of people gathering in a circle of prayers, or doing Zikr and invoking the divine attributes in a dream, then they represent a gathering of children, growth, blessings, or waiving away sufferings.
If one sees himself praying to God Almighty, or that prayers are invoked on his behalf in a dream, it means happiness and money. Supplications in God’s house or in a mosque in a dream are more beneficial than prayers which are offered anywhere else.
If one prays in the dark in a dream, it means that he will be saved from trials.
If one sees himself imploring another person in a dream, it means that he fears him.
(Also see Prayers; Zikr)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Often in life we can develop an emotional dependency on others, and the umbilical cord in dreams can signify that dependency.
We have perhaps not yet learnt to take care of our own needs in a mature way.
2- “fhc umbilical cord particularly represents the life-giving force and the conncction between mother and child. Severing the umbilical cord often appears in teenage dreams as the child grows into adulthood.
3- The Silver Cord as the spiritual connection is an image seen psychically as the conncction between body and soul.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of an umbilical cord signifies your own need for uniqueness. You might be articulating some sort of concern about being by yourself and being able to support yourself.
If you dream that you are cutting the umbilical cord, it represents that you need to be more independent and stand out on your own. You need to pull yourself up and get back to normalcy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of an umbilical chord represent your connection to your mother. This dream is revealing that your most vulnerable, infantile self needs to feel connected to a nurturing, higher, and loving source. Or your dream is showing you that you have become dependant on a source outside of yourself.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The silver cord is an image seen psychically as the connection between body and soul, and is also perceived in dreams. As we begin to grow spiritually this is often seen as being connected at, or near, the solar plexus or belly button.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The umbilical cord particularly represents the life-giving force and the connection between mother and child. Severing the umbilical cord often appears in teenage dreams as the child grows into adulthood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Often in life we can develop an emotional dependency on others, and the umbilical cord in dreams can signify that dependency. We have perhaps not yet learnt to take care of our own needs in a mature way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, an umbilical cord is more likely to be about her subtle connection to someone else, particularly if she has been pregnant, whereas for a man it is more likely to be about their connection to him. Some men will dream of the umbilical cord when trying to escape from an overpossessive mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see an umbilical cord in your dream represents your lack of individuality. You may be expressing some anxiety about supporting yourself.
To dream that you are cutting an umbilical cord, denotes that you need to be self-sufficient and stand on your own two feet. You need to pull yourself back up and get back into the swing of things.... My Dream Interpretation
Symbolic of silver cord that connects body and spirit. Nurturing; one is never severed or cut off from the life force, divine love and caring. Cosmic connection. Also, may mean dependency on person or belief system.... The Dream Books Symbols
This is the first place where your needs get met as a human being. In fact, with an umbilical cord, there is no distance between a need and its immediate fulfillment. In this lies the symbolic meaning of the notion that all needs get met. There can be a hidden meaning in a dream that features this symbol of wishing to return to a time when you did not have to work for what you desire.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
An umbilical cord in a dream can represent a source of nourishment, but it often carries less pleasant connotations of dependency, or a crippling emotional tie to one’s mother.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams of a workaholic is sign from your subconscious mind that that you might be more productive if you took a break. Perhaps you are working out and releasing your feelings of inadequacy, your misconceptions about not being enough, and the illusion that -worth and -work are one in the same.... Strangest Dream Explanations