2. Someone is ministering to someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream signals your need to mend a personal relationship or situation that is currently causing you distress.... My Dream Interpretation
You dream that you are lost, desperately trying to find your way home. No matter which direction you take, you never manage to find the right road and nobody you meet can help you. Often this dream indicates that you want a more fulfilling job or a different lifestyle but you have no idea how to proceed.
If you come to a crossroads and don’t know which way to take, it may mean that in waking life you are faced with several choices. You have to make a decision but don’t know what to base it on.
Your destination sometimes provides a clue to the meaning of the dream. Perhaps you are trying to get back to a place where you used to have happy times. This suggests that your current lifestyle is unsatisfactory. If you are looking for a place you associate with your youth the dream implies concerns about growing older.
Being lost in a place that feels dangerous reflects feelings of unease about a current situation. The dream is a warning that someone or something is posing a threat to your well-being.
Dreams about being lost have special significance if you’re middle- aged or elderly. The further you progress along your journey through life, the more essential it becomes to reassess your values and your priorities. Otherwise the more spiritual side of your nature remains unfulfilled so that, at a deeper level, you feel ‘lost’.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do / feel unfulfilled?
Am I faced with several choices?
Do I tend to live in the post?
Do / long to find my ‘spiritual home’?
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
The cup of worldly pleasure, the lord’s cup of regeneration, etc.... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
A cup in a dream also denotes exposing hidden secrets.
A filled cup in a dream represents a pregnant woman, if the water disappears in the dream, it means that she will give birth to a new child.
A broken glass in a dream means death.
A broken glass in a dream also signifies the death of one’s wife.
If one sees himself carrying a glass of water, then if the glass falls and breaks, while the water remains in his hand in the dream, it means that his wife maydie soon after giving birth to a new son.
If the glass does not break and the water is spilled in the dream, it means that she will live and the newborn will die.
A cup in a dream also represents a housekeeper, or it could mean money.
The substance of a cup in a dream is interpreted the same way as that of a woman. Eating a glass cup in a dream means suffering adversities.
(Also see Drinking; Mug)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An empty cup indicates money going out.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
See Mug, Beaker, Goblet.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
An offering is being made which the dreamer would do well to identify. Often the feminine is offering an opportunity from the unconscious.
2- Intuitively, if we arc open to the more feminine side, we are able to both give and receive help and assistance.
3- The feminine awareness of the draught of life, immortality and plenty is intuitively and sensitively used.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A coffee mug signifies that you are ready to communicate with someone important to you.
A plastic-coated party cup may point to your readiness to cxpenence joy and the celebration of life.
A broken or chipped cup may represent internal damage that makes it difficult to fulfill your desires.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A broken cup: you will break up with a friend or a loved one.
Depth Psychology: A cup might be a sign of your sexual needs or your need for friendly companionship. See Container, Mug, Vessel.... Dreamers Dictionary
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If your cup runneth over, then this dream symbolizes that you are thriving in prosperity.
If your cup is empty, then this dream either symbolizes that you are feeling empty or available to receive. See Chalice.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The cup has much of the symbolism of the chalice, indicating a receptive state which accepts intuitive information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The cup often signifies happiness or joy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An ordinary teacup or mug for instance focuses on mundane matters and – for a woman – her feelings about domestic concerns. In a man’s dream the emphasis is more likely to be on his feelings about his wife, family and happiness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A decorated or fancy cup foretells that you can avoid social embarrassment by heeding the advice of a loyal friend.... My Dream Interpretation
If overflowing you are attuned to divine love; if empty you are walling self off from love energy, life force within.... The Dream Books Symbols
If it is a porcelain cup, you will enjoy peace and tranquility; but a plastic cup will bring economic difficulties, and the conflicts will torment you. A full cup is a sign of unexpected earnings; empty, of bad luck, and broken, of familial disagreements.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The state of a cup in a dream is a reflection of how well you are attending to this aspect of life.
The sharing of a cup is a powerful symbol of connection and unity and may be reflected in a dream as well.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
*(A cup-bearer is a person who fills and serves the wine cups, as in a king’s palace-Collins Concise Eng. Dic.)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you put things inside, it shows that you will recover your losses after some distress.... Mystic Dream Book
A wardrobe suggests a period of transition and, because it houses our clothes, how we deal with our self-image, whereas a larder represents our ability to preserve or conserve our stores of energy. Finding a hidden cupboard suggests rediscovering something we may have forgotten. Opening a cupboard and finding it bigger than expected suggests available opportunities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream cupboard was bare, it predicts lean times in the offing; if it was full or reasonably well-stocked, you can expect your interests to flourish.
If your dream involved putting supplies in a cupboard, it signifies recovery of losses through your own efforts.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) A cupboard may symbolize yourself. Do you, in the dream, open the cupboard? If so, what do you find there? Whatever it is, it should be seen as some part of yourself, albeit your unconscious - hidden - self. ‘Skeletons in cupboards’ are parts of yourself to which you have denied a place in your conscious life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the cupcake had very sweet icing, fun times are ahead for you. Also, you may be coming into some money, or if you have a job, perhaps you’ll get a raise.
To eat a cupcake in a dream is more fortunate than to bake or buy it, although anything to do with cupcakes is lucky.... My Dream Interpretation
(See Cake.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If cupping is administered but no blood comes from it in the dream, it represents buried monies that one cannot find. Cupping in a dream also means silence, desistance or abstaining from reply.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.
• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Minor technical troubles that seem to keep popping up. Interrupted communications that will eventually abate.... The Language of Dreams
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a sign of domestic trouble if a woman dreams that she has Lost her weddin*” ring.
To dream that you have Lost your shoes, or some other important article of clothing is very unfortunate, for your troubles will be due to your own attempts at being too clever.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Difﬁculties in determining path or direction—usually in situations, often in life.
3. Reverse: good fortune is in the ofﬁng (to lose a game). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one loses a garment or a house in a dream, it means extra expenses, repairs, or taxes he will pay for his property. Ifone is stripped of his entire wardrobe in a dream, it means that he will avoid an evil and a costly incident.
(Also see Wandering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you find a lost article you will have some good fortune come your way.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.
2- To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion on whatever level is depicted in the dream. It may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clcar decisions.
3- The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomises the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you find a lost article you will have some good fortune come your way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If in the dream he finds his way, all should be well. But if he awakens before he finds himself, he should probably seek outside help with regard to the matter in question.
If an object is lost, or a beloved friend or pet, the dreamer needs to assess what that object or being, and the loss thereof, means to him.
For example: A dream of losing one’s wallet could mean fear of financial loss. Look to other symbols in the dream to find ways to avoid what one fears. Astrological parallels: Neptune, Pisces Tarot parallel: The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream that someone else is lost, you have unresolved feelings about the person that is lost.... My Dream Interpretation
If you have this dream, ask yourself in what sense you have lost your way. Have you lost your identity, are you confused about your career goals or unable to make clear decisions? Do you feel as if you have no direction in life? Identifying the problem area and considering your options should help you get right back on track. In spiritual terms, you do not know what you are looking for until you find it and the search for lost objects represents the search for enlightenment. Some psychologists believe that dreams about being lost may also signify a new beginning as they express the anxiety of leaving behind the old and familiar.
Dreams in which you are lost in a maze or labyrinth are classic symbols of difficulty or confusion in various areas of your life. Dreams in which someone else is lost represent issues or feelings regarding that person that are unresolved; they can also indicate a lost opportunity. Consider also whether there are aspects of the person you have dreamed you have lost within your own self. Perhaps you need to recapture and re-acknowledge those aspects. To dream of losing your partner is a common dream for people in long-term relationships, showing that you are exploring their possible death. It is not a prediction, only an awareness of a situation that may or may not occur whilst you are still alive or together with them. Dreams in which you are happily wandering alone in a desert, forest or unknown land may be prompted by feelings that the source of all your problems lies outside yourself. Your dreaming mind is urging you to look within for the answers.... The Element Encyclopedia
The feeling of searching for something important and being unable to find it is challenging enough when it happens in life. In the language of symbols, it also taps into a deep fear shared by all people: the elusive search for meaning that all of us have to face from time to time in our lives. On the face of it, a dream of searching for a lost object has a primary purpose of helping us relieve stress so we can wake up the next day and face our day-to-day lives with greater psychic balance. This is the purpose of all recurring dreams of this nature.
If you have this dream on a regular basis, it may simply be a convenient way for your unconscious to process the pressures of everyday living. What it is that you are searching for should be your first consideration. Your personal associations with this object will reveal what you sense is currently elusive. When in doubt, ask yourself, “What does this thing do, or what is it for?” Keys represent your access to the various compartments of your life. Your wallet connects you to abundance and the ability to meet your needs in the world.
A more personal or specific item should be viewed through whatever meaning you assign to it.
If there is no specific thing that you are searching for or you do not know what it is that you have lost, the dream may be pointing to a free-floating sense of being inadequately prepared for some situation in your life. Where you are looking offers the next shade of meaning. Your own home connects to your personal sense of self. Any other environment should be used to guide you; where you feel that something has been lost may be telling you that a certain area of your life has left you feeling incomplete.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A warning sign of alcoholism. What is the goblet made of? What is in it? Possibly something poisonous? The next question would be what kind of poison.
Classical symbol in depth psychology for female sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream of a porcupine, portends that she will fear her lover.
To see a dead one, signifies your abolishment of ill feelings and possessions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Vulnerability, defensiveness, a need to keep the world at a distance.
3. Greater success will generate greater responsibilities. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A porcupine in a dream also represents deceit, spying, betraying someone, hiding, or evil.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Your friendship is being taken advantage of.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Defense mechanisms working overtime.
Metaphorically bristling at any new ideas, possibilities, or relationships for fear of failure or being hurt.
You may be threatening others in order to get your own way, whether or not you actually intend to follow through on the warning given.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: The porcupine serves as a warning: don’t be so naive. It could also mean that you either planned to do a good deed for another person and were rebuffed, or you have painted yourself into a corner. Killing a porcupine: you got rid of a “prickly” person. Watching a porcupine catch a mouse: a very materialistic or sting)’ person is taking advantage of you. Getting pricked by a quill: someone is trying to ruin your reputation or harm vou.
Depth Psychology: The porcupine reflects your need for safety and security. It could also indicate actual mistrust on your part, which could influence your relationships. Have you “painted yourself into a corner”? Are you “being prickly”?... Dreamers Dictionary
You will have an increase in prestige but it will be accompanied by an increase in business worries.
See also Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For a woman to break or see them broken, omens her pleasure and good fortune will be marred by a sudden trouble.
To drink wine from one, foretells fortune and pleasure will be combined in the near future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Strong feelings of anticipation regarding the future, likely romance.
3. A negative omen (broken teacup). ... New American Dream Dictionary