A positive dream indicates a happy home life, while a scary or negative dream reveals trouble at home.... 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’?
A cassette player may reflect those old beliefs or “tapes” that you are holding on to from the past.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If one puts something in a closet in a dream, it means that he will find it there when he needs it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A closet may also symbolize a place where people bury things from their life that they do not wish to deal with ... Christian Dream Symbols
A full closet means you’ll experience excellent business profits.
A linen closet means that good times are ahead at home.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
In children, often a reflection of their fears. What exacdy is the closet hiding?
If the door is ajar, perhaps you are thinking of coming out of the closet with some controversial aspect of your life or beliefs.
If a skeleton is in the closet, consider what you might be hiding from others, or even from yourself (see Bones).
How does the closet appear? Is it orderly or messy? This organization, or lack thereof, can be a reflection of your own thought processes, or the orderliness of your lifestyle in general.... The Language of Dreams
The clothing may also represent a new self-image you may want to embrace.
The closet may indicate something that you have hidden from yourself or something that was hidden from you.
A walk-in closet may invite seclusion or hiding.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
An open closet is a warning: be more careful around people in your surroundings.
A closed closet: be more accommodating and friendlier toward others.
Depth Psychology: The closet represents your body and its needs. Is your closet full and organized or empty? In case of the latter, you are either in need of more “emotional sustenance,” or you need a rest so you can replenish your energies. See Furniture.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your closet is cluttered, then it’s time to take an inventory of what to keep, what to release and what to wear. See Clothes and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If it is hidden, its location reflects difficulties when dealing with others. And if it’s messy it means the subject suffers emotional problems. On the contrary, if it is clean, organized, and full of beautiful items, it certifies the health of spirit and possession of a great inner wealth.
The oneiric superstition says that dreaming of a full closet portends good luck; the opposite if it is empty.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A closet is a place used for storage.
The items found in a closet usually fall into one of three categories: frequently used items kept out of sight for the sake of organization, things stored for later use, and forgotten objects that we continue to hold on to even though they have lost their purpose.
A dream that features a closet as a primary image or location may need to be considered through one of these themes. Many objects found in a dream closet connect to shame.
The level of this will correspond to how hidden something is and / or how much fear there is around it. Keep in mind, however, that a closet is also a storage space where we file away things we no longer need on a regular basis. There may be old thoughts, feelings, or ways of being that need to be recognized and discarded in order to make room for new growth that is on the horizon.
The phrase “in the closet” has come to be linked almost exclusively to an individual who is hiding their homosexuality. However, in a dream, this can refer to any hidden side of the self. What you discover in a closet should be viewed through the focus of something you are hiding from or not wanting to face.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a young woman is vexed over undoing or fastening her corset, she will be strongly inclined to quarrel with her friends under slight provocations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a man dreams of putting on a woman’s corset, he will suffer ridicule to his great embarrassment.... The Complete Dream Book
A man dreaming about a beautiful girl in a corset: a woman is going to disappoint you. Wearing a corset: your efforts are for naught. Taking a corset off: your old sorrows or problems will be a thing of the past.... Dreamers Dictionary
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
2. Recognition, appreciation, often in relationships.
3. A very positive symbol of endurance, purity and invulnerability.
4. Desire for wealth and security.
5. Marriage proposal likely to result in great happiness, contentment. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The diamond is an object of desire and symbolizes those thing that are most valuable to you. We are all constantly in pursuit of those things that we have not obtained but want and need in order to feel complete. Your dream may help you to decipher what is most valuable and then give you clues where to find it.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of them could represent love and money, as well as universal truths and spiritual consciousness. It may be a call to seriously consider what is important to you; to sort out your priorities.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The diamond stands for the purest Water and the cleansed Earth.
It is a symbol of the wholeness of the soul, of clarity and that which is particularly valuable. Whoever possesses the diamond can, according to Buddhist beliefs, withstand all temptations. On the other hand, this dream symbol also points to vanity (as with all jewelry), to unnecessary harshness and being cold and distant.
If you see transparent diamonds in your dream it is a message to honor—without reservation—your own self, in spite of all shortcomings. You might want to ask yourself if you possess enough clarity and strength in your life.
According to Physiologus, one of the most widely read books of the Middle Ages, the diamond is a sun stone that can be found only during the night and that wont melt when placed in fire.
According to Jung, the highest development of the earthly body (the resurrected body).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A number of diamonds, as in a necklace or brooch, mean a long, happy marriage.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The diamond’s durability makes it a natural symbol of tenacity and strength through trying times. It takes tremendous pressure to turn coal into a diamond— perhaps you are the diamond in the rough here!
Among Hindus, an omen of success and youthful energy.
In Arabia, Persia, and Egypt, the diamond foretells a period of good luck.
Diamonds can also be symbolic of greed’s curse that slowly eats away the beauty and goodness within. Many famous diamonds were thought to carry curses, probably because of the number of times robbery was attempted, with often deadly results.... The Language of Dreams
For men, prosperity.
For women, love and marriage.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A diamond may be a symbol of the self; of the Absolute / God; or of eternity.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
In oneiric terms, diamonds indicate sovereignty, greatness, eternity, and great courage in adversity. Therefore, these images portend prosperity and success achieved through effort.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(See Stones.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For a young woman to dream of her lover presenting her with diamonds, foreshows that she will make a great and honorable marriage, which will fill her people with honest pride; but to lose diamonds, and not find them again, is the most unlucky of dreams, foretelling disgrace, want and death.
For a sporting woman to dream of diamonds, foretells for her many prosperous days and magnificent presents.
For a speculator, it denotes prosperous transactions.
To dream of owning diamonds, portends the same for sporting men or women. Diamonds are omens of good luck, unless stolen from the bodies of dead persons, when they foretell that your own unfaithfulness will be discovered by your friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An unmarried man who dreams of giving diamonds to his sweetheart should exercise care in the selection of a mate. He should look for a young woman who is a home, maker rather than a society bud.
Either man or woman who dreams of wearing diamonds may expect a disagreeable experience with someone they believed a friend.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a diamond is a warning: don’t be arrogant. Bragging is only a compensation for feelings of inferiority.... Dreamers Dictionary
If someone gives you diamonds, however, a project that means a lot to you could bring money your way.
If other symbols in the dream imply happiness and contentment, the appearance of diamonds could add wealth to the equation. But if the rest of the dream is dark and ominous, diamonds could signify loss. When interpreting a dream containing diamonds, it’s important to remember that diamonds, however prized and beautiful, really are nothing more than cold, hard rocks.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream your boyfriend gives you diamonds, you will have a happy marriage.
To dream of losing diamonds foretells bad luck.
If you steal diamonds in your dream, it means your unfaithfulness will be discovered by your friends.
A dream about fake diamonds suggests that something is not what it appears to be. Perhaps you are feeling unworthy or undervalued, or maybe you are pretending to be something you’re not.... My Dream Interpretation
It is also a picture of wealth and royalty.
• Dreams • Because diamonds hold a particular meaning for most cultures, you need to identify what they mean to you in your dreams. Often diamonds speak of marriage. Other times they speak of having renown and favor.
• Visions • The diamond is very hard and when used in the passage below means literally “set in stone” • Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Judah [is] written with a pen of iron, [and] with the point of a Diamonds: [it is] graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars • Receiving a diamond or precious stone speaks of receiving a gift and favor from the Lord. It also speaks of the work we do for the Lord: • 1 Corinthians 3:12 Now if any man builds upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; • This passage speaks of the things we build on the foundation that we have received, which is Jesus Christ. When we do things with faith, hope and love and in obedience to the Lord then we are building with gold, silver and precious stones.
• However if you walk in bitterness, strife or vainglory or other things of the flesh, then you are building wood, hay and stubble, which the Scriptures say will be burned up.
• This is a test of the heart. It does not only speak of the work you do for the Lord, but the motivation and the heart you do it with.
See also: Jewelry.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
If, in fact, you own them, or are in a position to have them, they signify losses though not of a serious order; on the other hand if your financial position doesn’t allow for diamonds, their appearance in your dream indicates coming profits, although perhaps not as large as you might be expecting.
See also Jewelry.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The classic symbolism of Theseus (you the dreamer) in the labyrinth (the entanglements of your real life) guided by the spiritual thread (your intuition) to slay the Minotaur (your debased animalistic side) may filter into your dream.
If you find your way out of the maze, this suggests the end of a mystery or the resolution of a dilemma in waking life. See also BUILDINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
If this is a hands free headset for your phone, this is about keeping harmful rays away from your brain, protection, and valuing your mind. See Head, Chakra-Crown and Walkman.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Try to assign a feeling and function to the setting of your dreamscape; that busy city might convey the feeling of purpose and speed, together with the function of work; that park might suggest the feeling of relaxation and the function of refreshment. When you have defined your feeling and function, try to see what part they play in your waking life and what the other details of the dream say about them.
Bear in mind, too, that you need to consider personal associations. A countryside walk may conjure up an image of heaven for some people but of hell for others, particularly if they suffer from severe hay fever.
Interpreting the symbolism of the dream setting can give you an insight into your own inner landscape.
If the setting is familiar, look out for symbols of your work or home situation to decide whether the dream is about your professional or personal life. Such a scene may also take you back to childhood or a time of learning.
If the setting is not familiar, or from your past, think about how it may relate to the emotional climate of a current situation. Recurring landscapes in dreams indicate feelings to which you often return; if the same scenes recur, they suggest habitual attitudes with which you approach a situation. Recurring scenes of your past represent a stance you developed at that time in your life. Although landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than temporary moods, if the landscape does change in your dream, perhaps you need to make corresponding changes in your everyday life or in your approach to life. Composite scenes, consisting of many images that you recognize in one setting, are usually drawing your attention to particular qualities or moods which have relevance to the content of the dream. The country where your dream is set may also have significance. See also FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
Bear in mind, too, that the light, the weather and other features of your dream landscape all contribute to the setting and are all saying something about your mood or the feelings the dream inspires. Light is a common symbol of consciousness, so a sunny landscape will indicate clarity and awareness and a bright and sunny place will suggest fun and liveliness. Dark places in general represent the unconscious, although landscapes that become dark or dreary during the course of the dream may also refer to your subjective view of the world; for example, a dark shadowy murky scene signifies feelings of depression. A place that becomes lighter and brighter during your dream suggests possibilities and potentials, whilst the dim illumination of moonlight is a common symbol of intuition.
The nature of the weather in your dream will also express how you are feeling. Bad weather may foretell of troubles lying ahead, rain falling may indicate a release of tension, whilst the appearance of a rainbow across the landscape might suggest your troubles have found some sort of resolution. A beautiful place in a dream may be encouraging you to use your creative imagination in waking life, a sheltered place might be offering peace and security, unknown places could be revealing aspects of yourself of which you may be unsure and wide open spaces offer you a taste of freedom from confinement, whether emotional or physical.
The structure of the landscape also reflects your feelings about the content of your dream. A landscape that is hard to travel over or live in says much about the emotional or practical obstacles in your waking life. Your dream may have created a symbolic scenario to show you the things that are preventing you from being happy and fulfilled.
What you see lying ahead of you in a dream, such as a mountain or a flight of stairs, is significant as it represents the challenges you have yet to face. Obstacles in dream landscapes may express your everyday concerns. For example, you may find it impossible to cross a busy street in your dream; the street may well be a symbol of an impending exam.
If some aspect of your dream landscape did not seem right or was out of proportion, perhaps you are not seeing things straight in waking life. In your dream, look out for other symbols that suggest some aspect of your waking life is out of proportion; if your dream has a surreal or supernatural elements, refer to the chapter on SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
If you dream that you are setting a mouse trap, you will outwit your opponents.... My Dream Interpretation
2- As a psychological symbol the rose represents perfection. It contains within it the mysterv of life and its grace and happiness. It also suggests the cycle of life, through the cycle of its own growth and decay.
3- Spiritually the rose has ambivalent meanings. It suggests perfection and passion, life and death. Time and Eternity. It also represents the heart, the centre of life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a sick person sees himself standing up to defend proper moral values, to explain what is true and to refute what is false in a dream, it means that he will enjoy a quick recovery from his illness.
If one sees someone’s infant setting out to walk in a dream, it means that it will take him a longer time to walk.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Example: ‘I was in a crowd around a church’ (Efrosyni G).
If we looked at the rest of Efrosyni’s dream we might lose the impact of this very first ‘scene setting’ statement.
If we look up crowd, we find under. Talking to, leading, or part of crowd at a central event, ‘an impulse or idea which unifies many parts of one’s own nature’. So here is something which Efrosyni is deeply interested in. Many of her feelings are involved in it. Looking up church we find ‘religious feeling or beliefs, in- eluding moral code, or our feelings about organised religion*. So it is against Efrosyni’s religious beliefs that the rest of the dream drama unfolds.
Example: I was in a house with old clothes and was washing up* (Mrs PR).
The entry on house says it is P’s everyday feeling state, her general image of herself.
The old clothes are a sense of being old or unattractive. Washing up suggests she feels there are things to clear up concerning what is happening in her life. But it also suggests she sees herself as unexciting. Having clarified that—she feels old and uninteresting, and this needs to be cleaned up or dealt with—the very next pan of the dream explodes into view with meaning. My daughter’s husband to be came in. I admired the way he dressed and he turned his back on me.’ At the end of her dream P feels ‘lost and rejected’. By clarifying the opening scene, it seems likely P looks at her daughter in her new romance (P being 50, a divorcee, and at the tail end of a whirlwind romance’) and feels jealous. Maybe she even hopes to attract her daughter’s man away from her, but he indicates there is no hope. Basically, after her romance, P feels unwanted and rejected.
The helpfulness of the dream, however, is that the first scene shows P the son of feelings about herself that she is living with daily—feelings of being old and uninteresting. Shifting those feelings can change the way others react to her. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. Desire to bring problems to a closure and move on. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A beautiful sunset tells of rewards to come from work already done.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If your dream-sun is blocked by clouds, you may want to consider where in your life your personal power is being limited or held back.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. One is happy that an ordeal is ending. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A sunset with clouds in the sky: sorrow, trouble, or unpleasantness.
A sunset in a cloudless sky at the end of a pleasant dream: contentment and recover)’ from a present illness.
Depth Psychology: Go within yourself and search for more quiet and relaxation in order to replenish diminished energies.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is now time to relax, revitalize, and reassess your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is a period of rest, renewal and evaluation.... My Dream Interpretation
The idea that something so simple can generate an enormous amount of joy is presented by a dream with a swing set in it.
If you have personal associations with a swing set from your childhood, those should feature in your interpretation. Sometimes the most joyful images can show up with a sense of distortion in a nightmare.
A nightmare simply means the stakes are higher; such a dream may be calling for more of this playfulness in your life as something more important than you might think.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. A message from one level of consciousness to another regarding repetitive behaviors.
3. A need or desire for escapism. ... New American Dream Dictionary