If you fail to catch any, it will be bad for you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Creating a crafty plan to succeed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
See also Fish, Water, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Archetypal symbols in our dreams, Jung taught, are especially important as they carry potent healing energy, enabling us to change on inner levels that bypass pure intellect. The unconscious mind actually‘speaks’ in symbols—symbols are its language—so we accomplish change most powerfully when we communicate with the inner self using archetypal symbols instead of words. Let us say, for example, that you have an exceptionally clear and vivid dream about a robed, bearded figure—a typical image of the wise old man—and he is floating outside the windows of your home. Since the home often represents yourself, the dream might make you aware that you are seeing wisdom outside of yourself instead of within. But the presence of the archetypal symbol also tells us that our higher self seeks to intervene!
Or let’s say you dreamed of a valiant hero or heroine rescuing you from extreme danger. You may be hoping to be rescued by someone in your waking life. Your dreaming mind is urging you to accept assistance if it is given to you; it may also be urging you to find the hero or heroine, in other words courage, within yourself. Or you might have an archetypal dream of a mother bear. In the dream, this archetype of the great mother might be cuffing her young or refusing to feed them. Such a scene would give you important information about how you are nurturing others or yourself. Perhaps you neglected your basic needs. In some way, you are not ‘mothering yourself’ in a healthy and beneficial manner; your higher self seeks to call this to your attention.
On the other hand, in a time of loneliness in your life, you might dream of being held and comforted by a great mother figure—and wake up from the dream feeling energized and ready to go on. The great mother in your dream, in a very real way,‘kissed it and made it better’. In looking at these two views of the mother, you can see the opposite sides that Jung pointed out were an essential aspect of all archetypes. It is through integrating this duality that you can become whole and at peace.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a boiling ocean symbolizes that you are being overwhelmed with turbulent emotions such as anger, rage and frustration.
If you dream of being in the boiling sea (either swimming or in a boat), this suggest that you are being swept up in your troubled or confused emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Hot water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Disappointment.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dream of bowling a bad game, the dream symbolizes your regrets.
If you have a great game, then it suggests that you are on your way toward a successful future.
To dream that you bowl a gutter ball, suggests that you are stuck in a rut and need to make some changes in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Bowling stands for the streak of luck we all hope for. But the dream is usually a warning: curtail your risk-taking habits.
If you throw a strike: be bold and make a quick decision. See Ball.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: See Beatings, Fighting.... Dreamers Dictionary
To find yourself in danger is an indication of success; to escape it has an inverted symbolism, it predicts misfortune.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you get a receipt for your purchases in your dream, better times are waiting for you around the corner. Go to a sale in your dream, and you’ll soon see a valuable gift.
If you see yourself on a spending spree, however, it’s a warning that you should be very careful with your money.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
It is said that buying a slave girls is better than selling her.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Your own unconscious is calling for attention! It either wants to give advice or a warning of danger to come. Try to find the meaning of the dream—it could give you very helpful advice.... Dreamers Dictionary
The significance of the dream, of course, depends on the words one hears-—whether warning or reassuring in their tone.
The voice of a living person heard in a dream foretells exciting news, which may be either pleasant or distressing according to what is said and the manner of speaking.... The Complete Dream Book
Folklore: Secret admirer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If it is made of wood, then it represents a fallacious and a deceptive person.
If the ceiling looks as if it were going to cave over one’s head in a dream, it means being afraid of someone in authority.
If consequently some dirt falls over his shirt from the ceiling in the dream, it means that he will receive money in compensation for his pain and sufferings.
If the central pillar that holds the ceiling cracks and falls in the dream, it means the death of the man of that house.
If the ceiling collapses in the dream, it means the death of the man of that house. Ifone hides under a roofin a dream, it means that he will enter his house and rob his family’s belongings. Ifwater is leaking from one’s ceiling in a dream, it means crying in that house for the sake of a departed soul or crying because of a sick person in that family.
If rain dissolves the ceiling in a dream, it means loss of money and falling-out from grace.
If one sees himself standing on the ceiling of his house and cannot come down in the dream, it means his imprisonment. In a dream, the central beam that carries the ceiling represents a hypocrite who supports the business of an alliance of profiteers. Should the central beam break down and fall in the dream, it means that such a person will be removed from his office.
If the ceiling falls over someone’s head in a dream, it means that punishment and sufferings will befall him too. Ifone sees the stars under the roofof his house in a dream, it means that his ceiling may actually cave-in.
(Also see Cave-in)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A slanted ceiling may represent ideas that are skewed in one direction.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A low ceiling symbolizes that you are feeling cramped or stifled in your expression and in your ability to progress.
A high ceiling represents lofty thoughts, open-mindedness, and feeling that there is room to grow and advance. See Roof, Lid and Cap.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the ceiling was cracked or damaged, the dream is a warning against possible trickery from inside your close circle of friends.
If you rise up to the ceiling in a dream, you are learning a new mental or spiritual perspective.
If you get stuck on the ceiling, you are having trouble breaking through old habits and patterns of thought.
To dream that the ceiling is collapsing, suggests that you high ideals are crashing down on you. Perhaps you are unable to live up to your own high expectations.
To dream of being in a room with a very low ceiling, suggests that you should improve your self-esteem. You do not have enough confidence in your ability to achieve your goals, and are stuck in old ways of thinking that are holding you back from doing better.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Freedom to grow (high ceiling).
3. Growth inhibited (low ceiling). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Perhaps the most common of all traveling dream is the one in which you miss your plane, boat or train. No matter how frustrating this dream is, it is actually trying to help you get what you want. Look closely at what you should have done in the dream to make your connection; if there is clearly something you could have done differently to ensure you were on time, your dream is encouraging a shift of emphasis, understanding or action in waking life.
Another common dream is taking the wrong bus, train or plane.
This dream is particularly common to people who have problems making decisions in life because they are worried about what other people think. Your dreaming mind is urging you to correct this tendency by focusing on what you think is right. Yet another common dream involves being on board a boat, ship or plane and the person in charge becomes unable to pilot or steer. You are suddenly called upon to steer. This dream suggests that you are about to be thrust into a position of authority and that others are relying on you. For dreams of crashes or disasters whilst traveling, see also DISASTERS.
Dreams of traveling to a safe harbor or haven highlight the need for comfort and security in waking life. Remember that the trials, frustrations and challenges that you face in the dream symbolize real- life impediments and emotions that are slowing you down or helping you along your way. When interpreting traveling dreams, always consider the reactions and solutions that the dream calls upon you to make to improve your dream journey. The necessary ingredient to encourage your progress is often a symbolic representation for the action or position in waking life that will be most beneficial to you.... Common Dreams
To dream of some living person as dead and rising up from a cooling board, denotes she will be indirectly connected with that person in some trouble, but will find out that things will work out satisfactorily.
To see her brother, who has long since been dead, rising from a cooling board, warns her of complications which may be averted if she puts forth the proper will and energy in struggling against them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The counselor may represent your Higher Self, the subconscious, or some other type of guide who can offer you insight in this situation (see Conversation).... The Language of Dreams
If a poor person sees himself crawling in a dream, it means that his needs will be satisfied.
If he is a rich, it means that he will become needy. Crawling in a dream also could mean complaisance and partiality toward people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are crawling over stones and other damaging material and hurt yourself you may shortly experience some humiliating events that are forced on you by others.
If you are crawling in muck and mire with someone, then you will shortly fall into a depression over a business failure.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you crawl over rough place and stones in your dream, it symbolizes that you have not taken proper advantage of your opportunities.
If you dream that you are crawling on the ground and you hurt your hand, you will be asked to do something that you find humiliating.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are a man, dreams of cunnalingus symbolize your desire to please or win over the women in your life. You may also be finding pleasure as you explore the sensuality, receptivity and sensitivity of your inner female. See Tongue and Vagina.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are watching a curling competition, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.... My Dream Interpretation
To see people Cycling, friends from afar will visit you.... Mystic Dream Book
Basically, there are eight different levels of this symbol:
1. An indication that a necessary end has come to a certain phase.
It is a transition to something new.
2. The desire to shed something (attitudes, behavior, situation, etc.).
3. A suggestion to come to terms with death and the fear of death, meaning a search for fulfillment and productivity.
4. A limit has been reached and there is an inability to know how to go beyond that limit.
5. A suggestion to take better care of one’s health.
6. Something is dying inside.
7. A close connection with somebody deceased.
8. A desire for peace, solitude, and harmony (“the death of fear”).
According to Jung, dreaming about death means letting go of something that has died; it is a symbol of transformation and a new beginning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The same happens when you use makeup yourself. Distorting your image can prevent you, momentarily, from seeing your own shortcomings. But sooner or later the mask will disappear and your disguise will not hide the truth any longer. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Drill)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.
Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If he is a poor person, then it means that he will meet his financial obligations with ease.
If he is under stress, it means that he will become free from such burdens.
If he is a craftsman, it means that he will master his craft or acquire authority equal in dominance to the beauty and perfection, size and details of such a dwelling he saw in the dream.lfhe is in sin, it means that he will repent.
The spaciousness or tightness of one’s dwellings in a dream represents his finances, knowledge, sharing, hospitality and generosity.lfone’s own dwellings looked renovated in a dream, it means regaining or developing one’s business for the better. Its fresh paint means fulfilling one’s religious commitments. Its tiles or marble floors represent his pleasures or wife. Dwellings of solid iron cast means longevity and authority.
If one enters an unknown house and finds departed souls dwelling therein in a dream, it means that he has entered the realms of the hereafter.
If such dwellings are built of mud or plaster, this will be a reflection on his adverse conditions.
If one enters such dwellings, then walks out of it in a dream, it means that he will become sick and nearly die of his illness before he recovers from it.
If one walks out of it angry in a dream, it means that he will be imprisoned.
If he sees someone entering his house in a dream, it means that someone will know his intimate life, or that an insolent person will become a close family friend, then betray his trust and have a secret affairs with one’s wife.
If one sees his dwellings crumbling or caving in on him in a dream, it means that he will receive an inheritance from the belongings of a deceased relative. Building a dwelling for oneself or for others in a dream means the death of a relative or of one’s child, or it could mean divorcing one’s wife. Dwellings in a dream also represent a transient station. Ifthe dwelling is built from an unsuitable construction material in the dream, it means that one’s source of income is unlawful. One’s dwellings in a dream also represent his physical form, carnal self and substance. Demolishing a new home in a dream means evil and adversities.
(Also see Cage; Glass house; House)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of falling shows a lack of confidence in our own ability. We may feel threatened by a lack of security, whether real or imagined. We fear being dropped by friends or colleagues.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream you are falling but you are not frightened or harmed, it shows that you will meet with adversity but overcome it with ease.
If the fall greatly frightens you then will you under go a major struggle in life.
If you are injured in the fall you will lose many friends. As a side note, it is also said that waking with a feeling of falling means that you’ve been astral travelling, and the falling feeling is your spirit returning to the body.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The words find, finds, finding, found occur 297 times. And the words connected with looking and seeing occur 1,077 times.
During our development or growth we ‘fall’ from our mother’s womb when ripe; being dropped by a parent must be our earliest sense of insecurity; we fall many times as we learn to stand and walk; as we explore our boundaries in running, climbing, jumping and riding, falling is a big danger, at times it could mean death. Out of this we create the ways falling is used in dreams.
Example: ‘I am sitting in a high window box facing outwards, with my son and a friend of his on my left. I feel very scared of falling and ask my son and his friend to climb back into the building. I feel too scared to move until they shift’ (Trevor N). At the time of the dream Trevor was working, for the first time in his life, as a full-time freelance journalist. His wife was out of work and his frequency of sales low enough to cause them to be running out of money.
The building behind him in the dream felt like a place he had worked nine to five —security. Falling was failure, getting in debt, dropping into the feelings of self doubt and being incapable.
In general, then, falling represents loss of confidence; threat to usual sources of security such as relationship, source of money, social image, beliefs; tension. Sometimes it is loss of social grace; losing face, moral failure—falling into temptation; coming down to earth from a too lofty attitude, sexual surrender.
Example: ‘I was on a road which led up to the hospital I was put in at three. I felt a sense of an awful past as I looked at the road. Then I was standing on the edge of a precipice or cliff. My wife was about four yards away near the road. I stepped in an area of soft earth. It gave beneath my weight and I sank up to my waist. I realised the cliff edge was unstable and the whole area would fall. I was sinking and shouting to my wife to help me. She was gaily walking about and made light of my call for help. I cried out again. Still she ignored me. I shouted again for her help. She took no notice and I sank deeper, the ground gave way and I fell to my death’ (Barry 1). Through being put in a hospital at three without his mother, Barry had a deep seated fear that any woman he loved could desen him. His fall is the loss of any sense of bonding between him and his wife out of this fear. His death is the dying of his feeling of love and relationship, and the pain it causes. Understanding these fears, Barry was able to leave them behind in later dreams and in life.
By learning to meet our insecurities (perhaps by using the last question in dream processing) we can dare more in life. This is in essence the same as meeting the fear of falling off our bike as we learn to ride.
If we never master the fear we cannot ride. Therefore some dreams take falling into realms beyond fear.
The following examples illustrate this.
Example: ‘Near where I stood in the school gymnasium was a diving board, about 20 ft off the ground. Girls were learning to dive off the board and land flat on their back on the floor.
If they landed flat they didn’t hurt themselves—like falling backwards standing up’ (Barry I).
The school is where we learn. Once we learn to fall ‘flat on our back’, i.e. fail, without being devastated or ‘hurt’ by it, we can be more creative. Going fast to an edge and falling: could mean overwork and danger of breakdown of health.
Example: ‘As I prayed I realised I could fly. I lifted off the ground about 3 feet and found I could completely relax while going higher or falling back down. So it was like free fall. I went into a wonderful surrendered relaxation. My whole body sagging, floating in space. It was a very deep meditative experience (Sarah D). Sarah has found an attitude which enables her to soar/dare or fall/fail without being so afraid of being hurt or dying emotionally. This gives a form of freedom many people never experience. This does not arise from denying or suppressing fears.
Seeing things fall: sense of danger or change in regard to what is represented. Person falling: wish to be rid of them, or anxiety in regard to what they represent; end of a relationship. Child, son falling: see baby; son and daughter under family. House falling down, personal stress; illness; personal change and growth due to letting old habits and attitudes crumble. Example: ‘I was standing outside my mother’s house to the right.
The ground in front had fallen away.
The house was about to cave in. I felt no fear or horror. Instead I was thinking about new beginnings and the possibility of a new house’ (Helen B). Helen is here becoming more independent and leaving behind attitudes and dependency. See house; abyss; chasm. See also flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Doubt and insecurity. You need to let go, as in Brook, Leaf, and Parachute. Dreams of falling often appear if you are in the process of transition to a new stage in life. Particularly when you are trying out something new, you will first, just as in the dream, fall flat on your face.
A falling dream happens again and again if you are fighting against your own limitations.
It is very helpful to change falling dreams into flying dreams.
According to Freud, falling dreams are always sexual. In the case of women, the question revolves around giving in to erotic desires (fallen women). Freud has dealt with the symbol of falling extensively in his Interpretation of Dreams.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Falling has come to be interpreted as surrender (particularly sexual) and with moral failure, of not being as one should.
3- We may feci we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others’ negative influence.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The Gypsies say they indicate that you are unhappy, especially with personal relationships, and want to get out of a situation.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The need for improved balance and control; feeling helpless.
Going beyond safe boundaries and losing yourself; overextension.
A phobia: The fear of falling (or fear of heights) may manifest in a dream to help you overcome the anxiety.
Letting go of something you perceived as an important foothold can cause falling dreams, like the first time a young person moves into her / his own apartment.
Lost status or the proverbial “fall from grace.”... The Language of Dreams
Vision: For a woman, dreaming about falling is a metaphor for letting herself go. Falling means that you’re stumbling into an unpleasant situation. Feeling the act of falling, physically, is not a cause for alarm.
It is simply a case of “getting back into your body”—waking up too quickly It might also be a sign of low blood pressure. Falling into a ditch: your reputation will suffer. Falling over something: a certain matter is made clear to you. Stumbling without falling: things could have been a lot worse. Watching others falling: you’re going to unmask your enemies just in time. See Abyss, Fall.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about falling are a sign of the fear you have of people taking the “reins out of your hand,” of losing control. Have you lost faith in yourself, lost your sense of self-worth? .Are you afraid that others—for whatever reason—are going to “drop” you? Are you losing your good reputation? Or: have you “dropped” an old belief or opinion?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of falling often implies the fear of losing control and resulting disaster.
If the dreamer falls a great distance, then he should start finding solutions right away, for there is danger of severe complications.
If the dreamer falls a short distance and is unhurt, the damage will be minimal and can easily be set right.
A pun: Something important will happen, or difficulties will be resolved, by the “fall” (autumn). Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
It is a symbol of fear. It may be a violation of the moral code, which, to women, is disastrous. Falling may also mean failure in your work or in the management of your home.
It is not an encouraging dream.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• They occur when we feel the ground beneath us has given way, or when we’re feeling particularly vulnerable or insecure as happens when we fall in love or fall out with someone.
• When this dream occurs reflect on what you feel has “fallen apart” in your life or where you feel unsupported or lacking in confidence.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
It is not necessarily a case of conscious self-aggrandizement; indeed, usually one is not conscious of it at all. Hence the need for the dream! Self-inflation may be of two kinds: where the ego is ‘possessed’ by some unconscious factor; or where the ego will not deign to pay attention to the unconscious; or both.
If you are prone to accidents, these may be symptomatic of an ego that is too much under the control of (unintegrated) unconscious forces.
(2) The fear of falling felt in a dream may be symbolic of your real-life fear of letting go. Perhaps the dream is urging you to stop resisting an impulse from the unconscious.
The anxiety expressing itself in a dream of falling may best be dealt with by letting yourself go with the fall, with a view to both finding out what it is that you are frightened of and finding a way of transforming the anxiety-response into a more positive and creative response. Strephon Kaplan-Williams recommends that you stay with the falling in the dream itself (having prepared yourself to do so beforehand), not wake up before the end of the dream. As a way of preparing yourself to do that, you might try writing out the dream again - or re-living it in imagination - only this time letting the fall complete itself. You may learn a lot from this. See also Flying, section (4) and Introduction, pages 14—15 and 38-39.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
According to oneiric sources consulted, dreaming that you fall into mud means that someone has lied about you. Other dreams of this type predict economic losses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A fall is one of the most frequently occurring dream images, and all human beings have experienced this at one time or another.
A fall can be very frightening; however, the real danger is not the fall itself, but the sudden stop that is likely to follow. Therefore, the real source of the fear associated with this symbol is what may occur, and the anxiety about not being able to directly impact the outcome of a situation.
The deeper meaning of falling dreams is that the highest road to take in any difficult situation is to surrender yourself to the lack of control you are experiencing. In any situation where there is no control to be had, letting go is the only powerful choice to make. Most dreams of falling do not end in landing, further cementing the symbolic connection of this image with surrender. Where and how you land will be directly tied to the quality of your descent.
The more graceful the fall, the more likely you will benefit from where you wind up.
The context will offer you subtleties of meaning by examining the way you are falling in your dream. Falling backward indicates not being able to see the direction you are taking. Facing forward might enable you to see what you are facing, but your fall still indicates lack of control. Spiral twisting is an even stronger loss, as in spiraling out of control.
The amount of fear felt in the dream is the barometer of how much unconscious fear is being suppressed.
A fall that is easy and flows with a sense of surrender might be telling you that you are ready to let go of control in some situation. Falling in a dream could be compensating for some area in your life where you are reaching higher than is appropriate to your current circumstances or level of development.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of falling also occur when one feels completely overwhelmed or out of control, such as during a divorce or the loss of a job.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Typically, the act of falling in dreams suggests loss of control and anxiety in the sleeper’s waking life. The anxiety could be related to work, or it could be related to sexual inhibition or low self-esteem. Such may be the fear of the fall that you could awake with a jolt.
If this occurs, it is important to remember the circumstances of the fall in your dream, as this will help you understand its hidden message. According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse. You may be lacking indiscretion. According to biblical interpretations, dreams about falling have a negative overtone and suggest that man is acting and walking according to his own way of thinking, and not that of the Lord.... The Element Encyclopedia
If this isn’t the case, falling dreams may be your dreaming mind’s way of drawing your attention to feelings of frustration and loss of control. In which area of your life do you feel you are ‘falling down’, slipping or losing your place? Are you anxious about schoolwork, your love life, your career or your domestic life? Dreams of falling can be associated with feelings of loss of control or letting yourself down; sometimes the sensation is so terrifying that your conscious mind jerks you awake mid-flight. If, in your dream, you fall and were unharmed, this is a clear sign that your current situation is less uncertain than you think. Whatever the scenario in your dream, if falling is a part of it, your unconscious is urging you to identify the source of your feelings of uncertainty and try to find a solution even if that means accepting something less than you hoped for, or accepting your limitations. See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS.... The Element Encyclopedia
(1) Feelings in dreams are not symbolic: they represent nothing but themselves. They are feelings you really do have, even if you have shut them out of your consciousness.
(2) Feelings and moods in dreams are more often negative than positive: grey rather than sunny, violent rather than peaceful. This is because dreams express feelings you have repressed out of fear. Dreams have a therapeutic purpose, and that is why they bring to your attention those parts of you that are painful.
(3) Occasionally, however, a dream may express a beautiful positive feeling: glorious erotic fulfilment; blissful oneness with life; love, even for people who have hurt you. Such a dream may usually be understood as indicating the direction in which you should be moving.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Depth Psychology: The file serves as a warning: continue “working” on yourself, it is the only way to get control over bad habits.... Dreamers Dictionary
A closed filing cabinet signifies a legal entanglement which could be with the tax man, so be sure to keep your records straight... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Each drawer or file in the cabinet represents a memory, bits of knowledge, experiences, or other parts of yourself that you have neady sequestered away for future reference or use.
Take note of the condition of the cabinet and files. Are they orderly and well maintained, and do they appear as if they’re regularly used? If so, then this dream indicates that you apply all your experience and knowledge in daily living. If, however, some of the fdes (or drawers) appear locked, are marked “confidential,” or are laden with heavy dust, this shows that there is something unconfronted in your past. Now might be the time to open that folder so that it doesn’t become a skeleton in your closet, waiting to appear at the worst possible moment.... The Language of Dreams
The filing cabinet may also represent the memories or trivia you keep stored in your mind and need to retrieve from time to time.
If you dream that the drawers of the file cabinet are wide open, this symbolizes your openness toward other viewpoints and opinions. However, if the file cabinet is locked, there is something that you do not want revealed to others. It could also mean that you are being close-minded.... My Dream Interpretation
For a young woman, this portends a choice between two rivals. She will be worried to find out the standing of one in business and social circles.
To dream that she is engaged to a fortune-teller, denotes that she has gone through the forest and picked the proverbial stick. She should be self-reliant, or poverty will attend her marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
However, if you were doing the fortune-telling, you can expect all your plans to flourish.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are the fortuneteller, it means that you will be having flashes of insight into the future. Pay particular attention to any “hunches you have in the next few days.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If we are playing well we may- take it that we are coping well with circumstances in our lives.
If we are playing badly we may need to reassess our abilities and identify which skills we need to improve in order to do things better. Games and gambling can also represent not taking life seriously. They can show how we work within the competitive field and give us some kind of insight into our own sense of winning or losing.
3- Specific games such as football, baseball, rugby and cricket which arc team games represent for many the strong ability to identify with a ‘tribe’ or a group of people. Because they are mock fights they can be used as expressions of aggression against other people, in the way that wars and tribal localised fights were used previously. They indicate the way in which we gain identity and how we connect with people. In dreams, games which require the power of thought and strategy such as chess or draughts - often give some idea of how we should be taking a situation forward (see Chess). Decisions may need to be made where we have to gauge the result of our action and lake into account our opponent’s reaction.
To dream of gambling indicates that we may need to look at something in our lives that is figuratively a gamble; we may need to lake risks, but in such a way that we have calculated the risks as best we can.
3- Ritualised fighting between two opposing forces.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. Willingness to take a chance on everything from business to romance.
3. The dreamer is involved in some venture involving great risk. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one bets money or something with an adversary and wins his bet in a dream, it means that he will overcome him. Generally speaking, betting or gambling in a dream means quarrels, disputes, uptightness or agony in wakefulness.
(Also see Casting lots; Distress; Games; Uptight; Worries)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The augury is better if you dream of losing.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of winning at games of chance portends many losses.
To lose a game shows you will either win at gambling, or win at the game of love.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you lose in the dream you will lose a friend.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
On the other hand if your dream featured an unpleasant or distressing loss, it indicates that a very profitable opportunity will soon come your way; latch on to it See also Dice, Cards, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Making any kind of wager or bet in your dream may stand for a gamble you are taking in waking life. Your dreaming mind is urging you to weigh up the odds and consider how much you are risking. The rhythmic gallop of the horses may symbolise sexual intercourse and if you are betting on a horse in your dream, this may reflect the emotional weight of success or failure as far as a relationship is concerned. Playing for high stakes at poker in your dream can imply that you are being too impressionable and emotionally insecure in your personal relationships, whilst to play poker with strangers indicates a lack of emotional connection in your life.
If you visit a fortune teller in your dream, this expresses concern about your future prospects; if you are a skeptic, such a dream may represent a crisis of faith in the powers of reason.
Light Entertainment... The Element Encyclopedia
If you lose, it foretells that your disgraceful conduct will be the undoing of one near to you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Particular games suggest different ‘stances’. Cards, chess: use of strategies and observation. Ball games, athletics: competitiveness, conflict within the dreamer—the two sides; sense of win or lose, success or failure, the game of love. Opponents): what you are meeting or in conflict with. This may be a pan of your nature, such as self awareness, sexuality, even your body. You might be in conflict with life itself or ‘God’. Gambling: taking risks with your life, health, family—whatever is indicated in dream. Idioms: beat somebody at their own game, deep game; dirty game; fair game; game of chance; game to the end; give the game away; know what someone’s game is; mug’s game; name of the game, on the game; waiting game; game is up. See also ball under shapes and symbols; doll; toy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If they are without any defect, giving off a good odour, it means he will discharge Zakaah and his wealth will remain protected against all calamities. Also his wealth will be purified and his own condition will improved.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A dream may give information that allows us to take action. We may dream, among other things, of a laying-on of hands or of a strange light or spiritual figure which brings us comfort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we ourselves are giving healing and easement to someone else in dreams we perhaps need to explore such abilities in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Sigmund Freud pioneered the use of dreams in therapy, bringing them to widespread attention, but many other approaches have been developed since then. The common feature for people who use dreams as therapeutic tools for physical and emotional healing is that dreams can empower them; they feel in touch with a powerful inner process that they believe is working actively for their own good.
Since time immemorial, people have created special places in which to sleep and dream. The dreaming chamber on the island of Malta is one example, but ancient dream temples can be found all over the world. These places were meant to ’incubate’ wise, deep dreams that would bring guidance and healing to the dreamer. Most of us do not have a dream temple located conveniently nearby; but the idea of receiving valuable, healing dreams is an appealing one, so here are four simple steps for creating a dream temple anywhere you like.
Find or create a special place for dreaming
For those of us fortunate enough to have more than enough rooms in our living space, the answer is simple: make one of those rooms— perhaps a guest room that is rarely used—into a dream place. Furnish it sparklingly, but make sure that the bed is comfortable. For the majority of us who don’t have a room to spare, we need to be a little bit more creative. Clear some space in a room in which you are comfortable and designate it as your dream place. All the time, keep in mind that you are preparing your sleeping space to facilitate your dreaming.
You are going to be welcoming dreams in a way that you don’t ordinarily do, so treat the experience as special from the outset. You might want to take a long bath. Make yourself comfortable. Eat lightly, if at all, for dinner. It’s probably best if you don’t consume alcohol or smoke the day before your dream incubation. As you go through your activities, keep in mind that you are preparing yourself to welcome dreams.
Focus on dreaming
Throughout your day, you are simply preparing yourself to be more receptive to dreams. Focus on dreaming.
If you have a particular issue in your life, you might tell yourself to ask for guidance in your dream.
This is not a one-shot exploration. Try it for a few days or even for a week—or for as long as you like. ... The Element Encyclopedia
If the home is primarily furnished with wooden objects, the man is looking for a more motherly type. Living in a beautiful home: your future looks exceptionally good.
Depth Psychology: See House, Moving, Room.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are howling, represents wounded feelings and hidden fears.... My Dream Interpretation
Historically, receiving such a dream on holy ground was believed to foretell recuperation from whatever sickness was depicted (see Church, Monastery, Temple).
A pressing need for physical attention. Take note of what type of healer is pictured here to better discern where to seek aid.
The person or animal receiving healing in a dream can represent a situation, relationship, or condition of the soul or mind that needs gentle care.... The Language of Dreams
2. Ventures may have an element of risk about them (also note what objects the juggler is juggling and their potential to do harm).
3. A fear that someone is being deceptive. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Magician)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
What is the juggler juggling? Knives, for example, may indicate the need for extreme care and caution to avoid being hurt in your current situation. Juggling hearts could represent being torn between two or more lovers.
An extreme focus in your life on precision and timing. This focus may act as a coping mechanism during particularly trying times so that tasks get accomplished effectively (see Acrobatics).... The Language of Dreams
Your indecision will result in failure.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Fear of being overweight. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you kill one in defense, or kill a ferocious beast, it denotes victory and a rise in position. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Desire to eliminate or minimize certain aspects of personality, in the dreamer or others.
3. Indication of need to control one’s anger. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one kills himself, or commits suicide in fear of the consequences of his sins in a dream, it means that he is offering true repentance from his sins, though committing suicide is a major sin that will lead its author to eternal sufferings in hell-fire. Killing a human being in a dream means committing an evil and an atrocious sin. On the other hand, committing an outrageous sin, or a conspicuously objectionable act in a dream may mean killing someone.
If one is killed in a dream, it means longevity and that he will acquire a great wealth from the one who kills him in the dream.
If one kills someone without slaughtering him in a dream, it means that the victim will benefit greatly from his assailant. Slaughtering in a dream means injustice. Killing someone in a dream also means relief from depression, grief, affliction and sorrow. Killing oneself in a dream also means recognition of the value of lost benefits.
If one is murdered in a dream and did not know who killed him, it indicates his failure to fulfill his religious duties.
If one recognizes his murderer in the dream, then it means triumph over one’s enemy. Ifone sees a victim swimming in a pool of blood that is pouring from his jugular veins in the dream, it means that the victim will suffer greatly from the defamation and slander of his assailant. Ifone intentionally commits suicide in a dream, it means that he is a subversive rebel and a disobedient servant of God almighty. Confessing to a murder in a dream means gaining the upper hand. Killing in a dream also could mean that one is missing his prayers, or neglecting them. Killing one’s own son in a dream means receiving money.
If one dies as a martyr in a dream, it also means profits, fulfillment of a promise, business success, or perhaps that he maybe assassinated, or drown, or die under a collapsed structure.
If the victim in the dream is a witness in court, it means that his testimony will be accepted, or perhaps it could mean that he will enjoy abundance ofblessings in his life.
(Also see Fight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you that you don’t particularly like.
To kill a defenseless person; failure in an endeavor.
To kill in defense; Success and advancement.
For more details see also: Blood, Attack, Anger, Shooting... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you that you don’t particularly like.
If you fight with, and overcome by killing of a wild beast you will see an immediate rise in your fortunes of life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If the dreamer accidentally kills someone, caution in dealing with upcoming situations is called for.
Dreaming of actually being killed is a warning: Something in your life is “killing” your joie de vivre, and the situation should be rectified right away.
Rarely, a death. But for the most part, dreaming of killing is NOT a harbinger of death - and, of course, the dreamer’s death is never shown. Astrological parallels: Pluto, Scorpio Tarot parallel: Death... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(1) Murder in a dream may express your hatred or envy towards the person. There is often enmity or rivalry between siblings, or (unconscious) hostility towards a parent or partner. (For Oedipus complex)
(2) Killing a person or animal may symbolize repression / suppression of some aspect of yourself - for example, some instinct or desire. Repressed contents of the unconscious need to be integrated into your conscious life. Alternatively it may represent putting an end to negative self-programming arising out of, for example, irrational guilt-feelings and associated fears. The dream is probably recommending that you should do this. See also Sacrifice.
(3) If the victim is dearly of the opposite sex, he or she or it may symbolize your partner - in which case see (1) above - or your anima / animus. Are you depriving the contrasexual qualities of your personality, not allowing them an equal role in your life? (On anima / animus, see Brothcr / Sistcr, sections (4)~(6))... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Killing a parent points to unresolved childhood conflicts, perhaps deep-seated resentments that have not been expressed.
If the parent was of the opposite sex, Freudians might consider it as evidence of the Oedipus complex. A dream of poison—either poisoning someone or being poisoned yourself—may refer to some underhand action we are taking or which is being taken against us. Look for clues in the dream. Who or what is being poisoned? Is someone you know in waking life poisoning your attitude unbeknownst to you? What is the color of the poison? Are you poisoning yourself in some way?... The Element Encyclopedia
It is trying to eradicate the very raw power of basic behaviour. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control our instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Seeing an injured knee: things will take a turn for the worse.
If the knee is swollen: vou don ‘t know what to do next. Seeing someone else kneeling: you have wronged someone and now feel guilty.
Depth Psychology: The knee represents erotic desires, cravings, and passion. It may also be a sign of humility or even a humble attitude (particularly if you are the one kneeling). Sometimes it represents guilt for having harmed someone.
If that is the case, make amends now. See Legs.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Jealousy of another.
3. Jealousy of one aspect of the personality over another. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are buying or shopping for lingerie, indicates that you are compensating for your inner feelings of emptiness. You may be trying to fulfill some emotional need. Alternatively, you may be seeking to change your image and attitude. You may feel one way on the inside but behave another way on the outside. Also see “Underwear.”... My Dream Interpretation
The last layer of interpretation connects with the erotic nature of lingerie. Wearing lingerie in your dream may be helping you cultivate more intimacy and sensuality in your life. This may be the case for either a man or a woman, but for a man wearing lingerie there may be more fetishistic elements being expressed as well as the possible need to move toward a softer, more feminine approach to sexual expression.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of shopping in a lingerie store indicates a desire to reconnect with your feminine side.
A dream in which you buy lingerie for yourself may also indicate that you would like to appear more desirable to others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Also see Blunder; Grammarian)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are a model yourself, symbolizes that you will be involved in a messy love affair. Also see “Modeling Agency” below... My Dream Interpretation
The call could be, for instance, because of someone’s distress or to give us information we need. Dreams are a very effective way of implanting such ideas into our psyche.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are being pulled we may feel that we have to give in to outside pressures. Extra effort to have something happen may be necessary.
The object we are pulling, and the means by which we are pulling it, may be important.
For examples, see bridle, rope etc.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we arc being pulled we may feel that we arc having to give in to outside pressures. Extra effort to have something happen may be necessary.
The object we are pulling, and the means by which we are pulling it, may be important (For examples, see Bridle. Rope etc.).
2- In slang terms, pulling means picking up a potential partner. In dreams this can actually translate itself into a physical feeling. We may also in everyday life be being pulled by our emotions and feel that we are powerless to resist. This can translate into the dream image of being pulled. We may feel that we have to go along with something and do not have the ability to refuse. #
3- At a certain stage of spiritual development, there is a feeling of being pulled in a certain direction. We may be compelled lo do certain things without necessarily knowing where the impulse comes from.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If someone is pulling you: either comply with a request or decide not to act.
Depth Psychology: What are you pulling in the dream? If you are pulling hard: you will try hard to remove the obstacles in your path.
If other people do the pulling: you would like to profit from the work other people do.... Dreamers Dictionary
(“Getting the information is like pulling teeth.”)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of holding on to a railing, foretells that some desperate chance will be taken by you to obtain some object upon which you have set your heart. It may be of love, or of a more material form.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you find yourself holding to a railing for protection or stability then this shows that you are ready to take a drastic step to secure your hearts desire.
It is also a warning to play it as safe as possible.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream of grasping a railing is a prediction that you will take desperate chances to win the person you love.... The Complete Dream Book
If you find yourself holding to a railing for protection or stability then this shows that you are ready to take a drastic step to secure your hearts desire.
It is also a warning to play it as safe as possible.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A railing as a symbol in a dream is about the built-in protections around staying safe when taking risks.
If the railing is broken in your dreams, then you are feeling more unsafe than is comfortable. Grabbing on to a railing may indicate more fear than is necessary.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are on a roof symbolizes excitement and creativity. To dream that you are falling off a roof signifies that you may not have a firm grip and solid foundation on your advanced position. Consider also the expression‘to hit the roof, which means you have become enraged. Are you angry at the moment? To have a slate missing means to be a little slow, so are you missing the point of something? To see a ceiling in your dream represents your mental or spiritual perspective.
Chimneys in dreams generally symbolize warmth, tradition and family values. The condition of the chimney reflects how we deal with our inner emotions and warmth.
If your dream contained a smoking chimney, its smoke signal imparts a message of emotional warmth. The image of a dream chimney is, in addition, laden with sexuality, male and female, depending on whether the chimney is viewed from the outside or from the inside.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Unquiet rest, uneasiness.
3. Recovery, usually from illness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To sail on a small vessel, denotes that your desires will not excel your power of possessing them. See Ocean and Sea. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. On the way to achieving whatever one wants to. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A beautiful sail full of wind indicates you’ll be free from poverty and misery. Dreaming yourself sailing in a small vessel indicates your desires will remain modest and not beyond your means.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The images in sailing lend themselves to depict human endeavours to work with the tides and influences of life. Dealing well with wind, waves: suggests being able to meet internal and external pressures, emotions and drives, and using them to advantage. Being overwhelmed, sinking: finding emotional, sexual drives and anxieties too much to cope with. See boat, ship. Idioms: plain sailing; sail against the wind; sail close to the wind; sail into something; sail under false colours; set sail; trim one’s sails; take the wind out of someone’s sails. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we dream of sailing, we are highlighting how we feel we are handling our lives. We can cither work with the currents or against them.
If we are sailing in a yacht there is more of a sense of immediacy than if we were sailing in a liner.
The first is more to do with one-to-one relationships, while the second suggests more of a group effort.
2- To be tacking - sailing against the wind suggests that we have created difficulties possibly by setting ourselves against public opinion.
To be sailing with the wind means we are using opportunities to the best of our abilities.
3- Sailing suggests a sense of spiritual freedom and the ability to use our intellect.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A beautiful sail full of wind shows that you will be free from poverty and much misery.
If you are on a small vessel this shows that your desires will remain modest and not beyond your means of earning them.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If not, then expect trouble and worry, according to the severity of the storm in your dream.
The smaller the Boat, the greater your success, or your misfortune.... Mystic Dream Book
If the sea is stormy, you are troubled about a personal situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To be sailing with the wind means we are using opportunities to the best of our abilities. Because a boat or ship is usually thought of as feminine, the sails in dreams can represent pregnancy and fertility. By association, they can also signify how a woman will use her intellect.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The colour of the sails may also be important. When we dream of sailing, we are highlighting how we feel we are handling our lives. We can either work with the currents or against them.
If we are sailing in a yacht there is more of a sense of immediacy than if we were sailing in a liner.
The former is more to do with one-to-one relationships, while the latter suggests a group effort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Depth Psychology: Seeing something already sealed means that you need to accept a decision—resisting it would be futile. Have you sealed something or received something from someone else that was sealed?... Dreamers Dictionary
Searching What you seek in the dream can be physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual. Perhaps, it is about a new solution to a problem.
If you dream of looking for someone you know, it indicates feelings of anxiety about the relationship you have with that person in real life. You might want to end an emotional separation.
It is important to ask whether what you have been looking for is really worth it.
If the answer is negative, the dream reflects your loss of illusion and hope.
This is usually a spiritual dream. Myths such as the one King Arthur is in search of the Holy Grail describe the process of inner transformation of the self.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A person refusing to sell you something you need is symbolic of a hated person, Prov. 11:26... Christian Dream Symbols
(Also see Shooting arrows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Reﬂection of a good quality or qualities that one should incorporate in oneself. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you have many unresolved issues with your siblings, it is likely that they will frequently appear in your dreams. See also: People... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of a sibling may represent that you’ve found a guide to bring you to your deepest Self. So, you can more easily resolve the problem that is worrying you. The oneiric images of the sibling is, for some superstitions, a sign of betrayal and hypocrisy.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Bear in mind that in dreams, siblings can also represent the shadow. This is because it is easier to project the negative or hidden side of our personality onto another member of the family than it is onto a nonrelative, and siblings tend to be the closest to you in age and experience. Your dreams may be an attempt by your unconscious to resolve this projection before it creates problems in waking life. When dreams of the opposite sex sibling occur, this may also be an expression of your anima or animus archetype. It could represent the tension—or union—of opposites in some way; your dreaming mind may be trying to create harmony and balance in your life by pointing to some aspect of yourself. For example, if your dream sister was incredibly rude, the dream may be highlighting your own feelings of guilt about being rude to some one.
Alternatively, such a dream may be urging you to be more assertive in waking life. The same would apply if you dream of siblings or step-siblings but don’t have any brother or sisters in waking life, or if your sibling behaves completely out of character in the dream.
If your dream casts someone you know as your brother or sister, this may be because you have brotherly or sisterly feelings for them, with all the associations of rivalry and platonic love that such a relationship implies.... The Element Encyclopedia
A fight among siblings means you have conflicting emotions and feelings.
A brother is a symbol for the masculine side of you, a sister the feminine side.... Dreamers Dictionary
• When you think of your sister or brother, what is the first thing that comes to your mind to describe them? What about them stands out the most? • Perhaps your sister is willful. She could speak of your will. Maybe she is insecure, in which case she would speak of insecurity.
• Perhaps your brother is highly intellectual, then he would likely speak of your intellect. Maybe your brother was the kind of person that always protected you. In this case he could speak of the Holy Spirit in your dreams.
When I see someone’s sibling during ministry, the Lord usually wants to address an issue. Often the Lord indicates that the person needs to break links with their sibling. Other times inner healing needs to take place.
• The Lord will give you an inner knowing or impression to go along with the vision. So remain sensitive to the spirit and you will be able to understand exactly what the Lord wants you to do with the revelation He gave you.
• Speaking of the Family of Christ • Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, that person is my brother, and sister, and mother.
See also: Ancestors.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
If you dream of your actual brothers or sisters from your life, the character aspects that they represent as part of your psyche should be investigated in the same manner as those of any person known to you who appears in a dream. However, because of the powerful dynamic of family systems, the relationships between siblings will connect to various roles that the members of the group often find themselves locked into. When a sibling appears in a dream, there is a great deal of complexity to explore, from your current relationship to your childhood history and even how parenting styles affected each family member. With careful and unbiased investigation, a sibling dream can offer a penetrating snapshot of where you are in your development as an individual, separate from the limitations of your personal history.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A sling lying in the road: be cautious in business transactions—someone is setting a trap.
Depth Psychology: Are you trying to catch something or someone? Are you afraid someone is trying to catch you? Paying attention is now the best way to avoid danger, and stick to yrour agenda.... Dreamers Dictionary
A slingshot in a dream also means removal of a guardian from his office, or recovering from drug addiction, or it may represent a messenger. Using a slingshot to cast stones at others in a dream also means rightly invoking a strong curse on them.
If one sees a woman using a slingshot to throw stones at him in a dream, it means sorcery or witchcraft.
A slingshot in a dream also denotes just and harsh words. Holding a slingshot and preparing to shoot in a dream represents one’s strength and determination to say something just and true.
If one carries a slingshot but adoes not use it to cast stones in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you stumble but do not fall, it may suggest that you will meet obstacles but will be able to surmount them.
If you fall, obstacles may lie in your path in waking life and you need to find a way to work round them. Trying in vain to climb a slippery slope suggests you may have taken on more than you can cope with, and are in danger of backsliding under the pressure. It could also be a warning against being a control freak; you cannot control everything and everyone, and need to show more regard for the views of others. To dream that you trip up or stumble indicates that something is out of control in your waking life and you need to deal with it. Things are not going as smoothly as you want, as you are faced with minor obstacles. It could also indicate social awkwardness; perhaps you are worried you might get off on the wrong foot. Does your self esteem need a boost, or are you simply not looking where you are going?... The Element Encyclopedia
The smell of burning wood or of autumn leaves is & forerunner of an early marriage and pleasant home ties. Perfumes are a harbinger of intrigue. Disagreeable odors of any kind indicate broken en, gagements.... The Complete Dream Book
If a woman sees herself smelling an apple during a reception in a dream, it denotes her misconduct, and that she could commit an abominable sin during that same evening.
(Also see Nose)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The suffocation is either do to internal forces or an external situation.
The dreamer may experience great difficulties when it comes to free self expression. They may have difficulties in expressing their fear, anger, love, or any other powerful emotion and are literally choking on them in their dream. Choking in your dream suggests that you are having problems in communicating your thoughts, needs, and feelings. Additionally, smothering may imply that the dreamer can not accept certain situations in their life and is feeling suffocated by a current problem.
To interpret this dream accurately consider all of the details in it, think about your daily life and those things that cause you great stress and restrict your freedom. Finally, try to connect your dream with your daily life experiences and unlock the symbolism that the dream holds for you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2. Taking forcefully what one feels is rightfully his/hers. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you can’t see ahead of you while you are snorkeling, you will suffer anxiety from an unsatisfying friendship.... My Dream Interpretation
2- Sprinkling suggests the symbolism of impregnation, of conception and gestation. Psychologically we need to make a link with our creative side in order to function properly as human beings and can often do this through dreams about sprinkling.
3- Spiritually we are aware of basic concepts and abilities. In some cultures, semen is sprinkled on the ground to propitiate the Mother Goddess and ensure a good harvest.
In protective magical rituals herbs and salt arc sprinkled.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A starling in a dream also may represent the element of mixing good deeds with bad ones, or a person who is neither rich or poor, neither honest or vile. Seeing a starling in a dream also means humiliation, being content with little, or it may represent a writer.
(Also see Swallow)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of stealing from a person or place you know, that is where you should look to for the emotional fulfilment you have been needing. Other dreams about stealing money means someone you are interested in is not paying attention to you. Also see “Stealing a Boyfriend”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
To be accused of stealing, denotes that you will be misunderstood in some affair, and suffer therefrom, but you will eventually find that this will bring you favor.
To accuse others, denotes that you will treat some person with hasty inconsideration. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Anger at someone one is stealing from. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If they are poor and feel like they have no other alternative or if they are greedy and do not want to put the time and the effort into earning what they need.
(The needs could be emotional as well as material.) Stealing alludes to moral questions in the dream’s psyche. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand why the stealing is taking place. Are people taking from you without your permission, or are you trying to reap the benefits of that which you did not earn? The message from the unconscious may be that of self-evaluation, neediness, and morality.
The understanding of this dream may bring you closer to understanding your deeper needs which will ultimately lead to greater happiness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- To dream of stealing suggests we arc taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If it is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust.
If we are in a gang of thieves, then we should look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group we belong to.
1- Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affect ion.
2- Spiritually, stealing is using energy inappropriately. At each level of awareness we have certain power available to us which must be used wisclv and well For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic Vampirism’ is another form of stealing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Having something or someone you don’t feel you deserve, whether or not this feeling has any foundation.
Someone taking credit for an idea or accomplishment, instead of sharing the recognition with those who deserve it.
Look to see what is taken in the dream, as this can provide more meaning.
For example, seeing someone rob a house symbolizes a person or situation threatening your personal space or possessions.... The Language of Dreams
For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic ‘vampirism’ is another form of stealing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If in dreams this act is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust. However, if we belong to a gang of thieves, then we should carefully look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group that we belong to.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1.If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now.
Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.
If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you’ve accomplished. See “Robber”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(2) The dream may contain a recollection of an actual theft committed by vou.
If so, you need to do something about those guilt-feelings; and what was said in (1) above may still apply.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The objects of theft are often things of value. Therefore, the symbolic meaning implies resources or levels of abundance that are being coveted and then taken without permission or regard for consequences.
The reverse side to stealing is being stolen from. This interpretation features the same themes and adds the elements of violation and loss.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are blackmailing someone in your dream or they are trying to blackmail you, this indicates emotional blackmail that you may be using to try and force someone to do as you want, or emotional blackmail used on you by someone else to get from you what they want.
Violence... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of someone else stealing your boyfriend, you are scared of being betrayed and abandoned, by friends, your romantic partner, or both. Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others.... My Dream Interpretation
If this is the case, the stepsiblings in your dreams are acting as both character aspects of your personality as well as reflections of your archetypal consciousness as defined by the family.
(See Family Members, Siblings.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(2) If you are being strangled, there is probably something in your life that is denying you the fulfilment and satisfaction you want or need.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you strangle someone, it is probably the way to show your frustration toward that person. Also, that person can be an aspect of yourself that you do not let emerge. Tradition says that if you ask for a wish after having this dream your request will be fulfilled.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is important to recognize that there is a specific intention associated with strangling, which is to cause death. Any death in a dream should be considered a transformation of such magnitude that an inevitable rebirth must surely follow. Strangling necessitates that two people are involved, which means that you should consider the other person as a character aspect of yourself.
If you are the aggressor, then the person you are choking is a part of your personality that you are attempting to or needing to stifle.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Suppressing one’s anger)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see others swollen, foretells that advancement will meet with envious obstructions. Swimming.
To dream of swimming, is an augury of success if you find no discomfort in the act.
If you feel yourself going down, much dissatisfaction will present itself to you.
For a young woman to dream that she is swimming with a girl friend who is an artist in swimming, foretells that she will be loved for her charming disposition, and her little love affairs will be condoned by her friends.
To swim under water, foretells struggles and anxieties. See Diving and Bathing.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a swelling from inflammation subsides in a dream, it means the return of a traveller, calming the fury of an angry person, controlling the exasperation of an outraged person, things returning to normal, appeasement of a repulsive person, or loss of one’s job.
(Also see Pimple)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Self-originated obstacles that slow down any progress you hope to make.
Any matter that gets out of control, especially those things caused by emotional poisons like anger, bitterness, and jealousy.
Something or someone that has infected you physically, mentally, or spiritually, from which you are beginning to see the negative effects and consequences.... The Language of Dreams
If individuals cannot nurture themselves, attract loving connections, and protect themselves from danger, the basic constructs of a secure life are not likely to be available to them. Without these three important parts of life, fear will prevail. Therefore, when this dream image appears, issues of personal security are at the forefront of your unconscious expression. There are various levels of intensity associated with this symbol. It can fluctuate from a slightly loose tooth to having all your teeth crumble out of your mouth in a bloody mess.
The scale of intensity of the dream will indicate the amount of fear being expressed. Whether it is a general fear of being out of control, looking bad, aging, or some other issue of unmet needs, the appearance of this dream indicates underlying insecurity in some area of your waking life.
The teeth are used for chewing, and this association can indicate a need to “chew on something for a while,” as in mulling over a choice or course of action. “Sinking your teeth into something” refers to taking on life wholeheartedly. Losing your teeth in a dream could indicate an inability or unwillingness to do so. Losing our teeth as children is such a powerful rite of passage. On some level, losing your teeth in a dream will connect to the process of growing up, even in adulthood.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Losing teeth is a common symbol in a dream, indicating a change in the way the dreamer assimilates what is learned.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of traveling through rough unknown places, portends dangerous enemies, and perhaps sickness. Over bare or rocky steeps, signifies apparent gain, but loss and disappointment will swiftly follow.
If the hills or mountains are fertile and green, you will be eminently prosperous and happy.
To dream you travel alone in a car, denotes you may possibly make an eventful journey, and affairs will be worrying.
To travel in a crowded car, foretells fortunate adventures, and new and entertaining companions. See Journey. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For them to dream of traveling, in whatever form, is a natural progression of life; advancement, goals attained, new friends, and situations.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are traveling through an unknown area represents your rivals who are lurking around you.
To dream that you are traveling in a car filled with people suggests that you will make new and fun friends and have many exciting adventures.
To dream that you are traveling in a car by yourself signifies troubling matters ahead for you. Also see “Time Travel.”... My Dream Interpretation
It is best to break this symbol down into very basic segments.
The location you are leaving is likely tied in with your past and elements of your life that you are letting go of and moving away from. Your destination, if there is one, may offer clues to where you are heading or desire to be. An unknown destination can point to a need to move your life into new territory, even though you may not currently be aware of what that might look like.
The emotional qualities of the traveling can provide a good snapshot of how your unconscious is responding to your current life path and the movement inherent on your journey.
The mode of travel will reveal issues around the way your life is supporting the desires you have.
The effectiveness of your vehicle and the control you are able to exert over your direction may be a reflection of how these themes are playing out in your waking life.
The obstacles that present themselves are to be considered as a barometer for challenges you are facing that may be impeding your progress. Being stuck or unable to control where you are going might connect to some element of your life that is stagnant.
The speed of travel is important to determine how fast an area of life is moving.
A train might indicate things speeding out of control, whereas a cruise ship could feel impossibly slow. Very often, only a small part of a journey is what appears in a dream. In this case, the context and location will help identify what specific path of life needs to be examined by stopping and paying closer attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
According to Jung, swimming towards land suggests a desire for rebirth or renewal, but swimming against the tide suggests personal struggles.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of feeling embarrassed about being seen in your underwear, it may suggest an unwillingness to reveal your true feelings, or to have your opinions made public. What color is your dream underwear? Red may reveal hidden passions, yellow a secret fear and so on.
If your underwear is dirty or torn, it may reveal that you are not at ease with yourself right now and feel uncomfortable about your sexuality. Ancient dream oracles suggested that dreams of being in your underwear were an omen of guilty pleasures that would cause much grief. A dream that features nightwear does not necessarily have a sexual connotation; you may simply need more sleep. Pajamas and nightdresses also suggest openness and relaxation.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are merry or in merry company signifies a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs; but again, it could also be compensatory wish-fulfillment. To feel peace in your dream indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It also suggests that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm. To dream that you have pride denotes that you need to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You may soon be challenged. To dream that you are tipsy signifies your carefree nature and jovial disposition. To see others tipsy in your dream denotes that you need to be careful as to choice of friends, as their actions or words may reflect on your own character.
That Loving Feeling... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are agile, this suggests you are coping well.
If movements flow, you feel in harmony with your emotions and your sexuality. If, however, you get stuck, feel stiff and cannot move easily, this could indicate that your personal development is held back by anxieties and fears. To dream you are walking is probably a comment on the pace of your waking life, and how well you are coping with all your responsibilities.
If you are walking confidently, it could indicate that you are in control and taking things in your stride. Consider your destination. Do you know what it is?
To dream that you are walking at night signifies discontent.
If you are limping, this refers to a lack of balance in some area in your life. Perhaps you feel that you are giving more than you are getting back at work, or in a particular relationship. To dream that you are marching suggests teamwork, or the need to involve yourself more with other people in order to achieve results.
If you were running or racing and keeping up with the others, this is a positive sign, but if you were falling behind or trying and failing to win a race, you need to rethink your schedule in daily life to relieve some of the pressures on you.
When specific activities appear in a dream, you might also need to consider whether or not you are filling your waking hours with productive and positive activities. It may be that changes need to be made. For example, if you dream of running, this could simply indicate your need to exercise more. Alternatively, it could suggest that you are exercising too much, and need to get balance back into your life.
See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS; LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The sound of a piercing whisde warns of danger.... Dreamers Dictionary
Native American Indians believed that dreams were sent by the Great Spirit, to act as a guiding light for your soul and prevent it from becoming lost in the darkness of ignorance. Losing touch with them would be disastrous, as you would then be unaware of your true path in life and become depressed or ill.
The eminent psychologist Carl Jung also believed in the healing power of dreams, many years of clinical experience convincing him that most of our problems are the
result of losing contact with our deepest instincts. He observed that there is a way of gaining access to the age-old wisdom hidden in each of us deep within the unconscious mind. That way is through our dreams.
Nowadays, doctors are well aware of the link between our state of mind and physical symptoms. Stress is a major factor in ill-health, whilst suppressed
feelings like rage or resentment can also disturb the body’s equilibrium and create dis-ease. Our dreams are nature’s way of helping us to maintain a balanced outlook. They usually contain helpful messages about the emotional adjustments we need to make from day to day. If we take these seriously, we avoid nurturing unrealistic attitudes and prevent the build-up of stress or toxic emotions.
Sometimes you may develop an illness if you secretly feel unable to face up to something and have a need for someone to take care of you. Your dreams can reveal your hidden agenda and suggest a way for¬ ward. In helping you to focus on the underlying cause of your symptoms, they enable you to participate in your own healing process.
Your dreams can further your emotional well-being by helping you to understand how your feelings and attitudes affect other people, often at a subliminal level, and can therefore create or destroy relationships. If someone has let you down, for instance, your dreams may reveal that, subconsciously, you expect people to disappoint you - and, sooner or later, that is exactly what they do. Once you wake up to the fact that relationships don’t have to turn out this way, you can transform your life.
Whether you need more confidence, to have better relationships, or the courage to make the correct decisions, your dreams can guide you through even the most difficult situations and help you to become the person nature always meant you to be. I hope this Dream Encyclopedia will inspire you to find out more about one of your most precious, yet most neglected natural resources - your dreams.... Dreampedia
2. One is grappling (wrestling) with problems that need to be brought under control. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The winner in the dream is the loser in wakefulness. Ifthere is a witness during the fight, then it could mean that the winner in the dream may become the winner in wakefulness. This could also happen if the winner in the dream has better preparedness, or if he is fighting for his food, such as in a struggle between a beast and a human being.
If one sees two friends fighting a wrestling match in a dream, the loser in the dream has better standing in wakefulness. Wrestling in a dream also could mean a sickness that may befall the loser, or it could denote the consequences of an illness.
If one sees himself battling with a beast, and if he kills the beast in the dream, it means relief from difficulties and dispelling of his sorrows and sufferings. Ifone reaches the throes of death in his fight in the dream, it means that he will triumph over his enemies.
(Also see Wrestling match)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Conflicts that exist within your own psychological makeup that need to be resolved (e.g., “wrestling with your conscience”).
Playful wrestling may symbolize sexual encounters. ... The Language of Dreams
A woman who dreams she wrestles with her husband, will cenainly bring shame and sorrow into the family.
For children to wrestle with men is good. Wrestling in a dream with death denotes a long sickness and lawsuits.... The Complete Dream Book
(2) It may symbolize a conflict between two components of your psvche: for example, between your conscious ego and some unconscious drive.
(3) It may symbolize sexual activity. (The playful romping of young couples in the park is a substitute for sex, or indeed an expression of sex. Young lovers love to tease and banter.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The winner’s stand in a dream is always better than that of the loser.
If the match is between two men, then the one who challenges in the dream will be the loser in wakefulness.
(Also see Wrestling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is important who the opponent is. Are you courageous, or do you feel like a coward? Meaning: Are you facing your problems or denying them?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: You are looking for a confrontation with another person. Winning the match: you are going to prevail in an argument, but the result will be a separation. Losing the match: you will find a compromise and remain friends. Pay attention to the rest of the dream images. See Fight.... Dreamers Dictionary
A dream expression of anger or frustration that you could not exhibit during waking hours.
A way for the subconscious or Higher Self to get your attention. What m being shouted?
Yelling that has no discernible words represents making such a fuss over a situation that people just don’t want to hear about it anymore. Alternatively, this can reflect poindess arguments that cannot be won.
Echoes symbolize those thoughts, actions, or words that inevitably return in some manner: anger breeding anger, love rendering love. What types of echoes are you hearing, and what types of energy can you expect to return from them?... The Language of Dreams
If you are being yelled at by a character within your dream, who that person is will offer you clues to where in your life the rage is originating.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the “someone” is unknown to the dreamer, the dreamer needs to seek information from someone as yet unknown - as phoning up a librarian to find out if the library has a certain book.
If someone is shouting at the dreamer, if the dreamer knows that person, then he has been shutting out vital communications from that person.
If the shouter is unknown to the dreamer, then there is information that the dreamer needs to seek out. Astrological parallels: Mercury, Mars... Dream Explanations of Astro Center