Dream Interpretation Nation | Dream Meanings
Symbolized as friend or foe, not literal nations of ethnic groups
A way to learn the technique is to take a dream in which a fairly defined person appears. It can be a child or adult. One then sits in a quiet situation alone, or with a sympathetic listener, and imagines or feels oneself back in the dream. One does not need to develop clear images unless these come easily. Just holding the idea of the dream is often sufficient. Then in a playful way develop a conversation with the dream person. Ask them what they are doing; why they appear in your dream; what do they represent of yourself? With a little practice the dream characters can come to life for you if you can let yourself play or free-wheel a little.
As we learn active imagination, it can give us other ways of entering into the life of our dreams. We can imagine ourself as the dream character, or even as the objects or animals, and allow ourself to experience and speak from their viewpoint. We can enter the dream and carry it forward from where it slopped, imagining what would satisfy us, thus becoming more active in dealing with our own inner and outer life. See dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Also see Thunder)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you have been assassinated, it represents a difficult situation in your real life which needs your immediate action.
If you were the assassin, this means your reputation is going to suffer in some way.... My Dream Interpretation
3. Condensed milk. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: A girl who can be “bought.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Elizabethan: Preventing an untimely death on a scaffold.
If you’ve stuck your neck out lately, you may want to reconsider this course of action.
Happy celebrations and / or some type of promotion or public recognition. Carnation gets its name from “coronation,” because it was used so often in ancient times as a festival flower.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about carnations: your love life is in excellent shape and your opportunities at work are good. In a man’s dream, the image of the carnation—and flowers in general— often refer to women who can be bought. Maybe he is hoping for such an adventure—a desire he can only admit to himself through flowers. Picking a carnation: thoughtless actions on your part will create a crisis with a friend. Looking at a wilted carnation: a close relationship will come to an end.
Depth Psychology: The carnation is usually a symbol for the connection you have to other people.
The color of the carnation is important. See the chapter “Color in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
If it is red such love will be fiery; if it is white it will be a faithful and disinterested relationship; if it is yellow it indicates jealousy.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you were just aware of the flowers you will have an unusual social success.
If your dream involved gathering the blooms you may expect a pleasant sur prise, probably in the form of a valuable gift White carnations predict a gratifying increase in status; bright red ones forecast an exciting love affair; pink ones indicate a happy domestic situation, and dark red or odd colored ones are an omen of prosperity through the help of good friends.
See also Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A sanitary engineer might be fed up with the garbage he deals with on a daily basis. Another dreamer might be experiencing an internal contamination from conflicts in the person’s value system (e.g., the dreamer might be stealing supplies from the workplace while at the same time receiving bonuses for being an exceptional employee).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For a young woman to be participating in a coronation, foretells that she will come into some surprising favor with distinguished personages. But if the coronation presents disagreeable incoherence in her dreams, then she may expect unsatisfactory states growing out of anticipated pleasure. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of being a part of coronation ceremonies predicts the acquisition of wealth.... The Complete Dream Book
Monsters may present, in hideous form, untamed impulses that fill you with disgust and loathing. By giving these impulses a monstrous rather than a human form, you can evade personal responsibility for them. Many dreamers report feelings of a great weight on their chest and a sense of great evil.
Sometimes the dreamer sees a figure who is sexually rapacious. These figures are known as incubi and succubi and they are demons in the form of imps.
They were often included in paintings in the medieval period and symbolize the uncontrolled world of dreams and desire.
If you are able to kill your dream demon or evil spirit, this may help you resolve your innermost fears in waking life. See also NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Yet we may not have become aware of what has been realised unconsciously; it may be depicted by a place we are heading towards, or a goal; a destination we do not remember. Also our conscious ambition and desire; our hopes; what we have struggled long for. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- It is fairly common to dream of trying to get to a particular destination, and this would normally indicate a conscious ambition and desire If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
2- Destinations such as exotic and faraway places could signify our need for excitement and stimulation, or hopes we may have for the future.
3- A Spiritual goal or aspiration is signified in dreams by knowing what our destination is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
If we have difficulty in reaching our destination there may be difficulties associated with our aspirations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way.
It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Astrologer; Fortuneteller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of fortune-telling indicates a dependence on the opinions or ideas of others when making decisions, especiallv those of a spiritual nature.
The reading received in such a dream may be a prognostication of forthcoming developments in your current situation.
Each type of divination system has a specific theme that can add dimension to your interpretation of this dream.
For example, Tarot entails dispensing cards and accepting or rejecting the hand fate deals. Dice speak of taking risks, and aystal balls rely on vision, thereby putting the dreamer on notice to open her or his eyes fullv!
Divinatory abilities and interests developing, or latent talents coming to the forefront.... The Language of Dreams
If you are in the role of dominator, this may mask sexual insecurity; if you are in the role of the submissive, this may mask incestuous desire for a parent. On the other hand, such dreams may stem from the strong desire to gain the upper hand in a relationship. Whips often symbolize a desire for, or fear of, domination in dreams. A similar interpretation can be attributed to accompanying sadomasochistic equipment such as silver chains, leather clothing and straps, and black boots and heels. Fetishes are a fixation on an external object without which there would be no sex act, and in dreams they can highlight fear, immaturity and a lack of libido... The Element Encyclopedia
A donation in a dream also represents charity, a present or a gift and they all have the same meaning.
(Also see Endowment; Gift)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The eagle-owl is a symbol of your cumulative experiences from which you could gain wisdom.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you find that the Examination is too difficult, then expect business worries. If, however, you can answer most of the questions, and dream that you are doing well, then some unexpected good fortune awaits you.... Mystic Dream Book
If you failed the examination, the dream is telling you that your ambitions are beyond your ability and you would benefit from a change of goal.
However, if you passed the exam easily or it presented no major problem to you, it predicts comfortable achievement of all your hopes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Examinations are stressful and they can highlight your shortcomings. Your dream is urging you to stop fearing failure, to emphasize what is right and not what is wrong, and to give yourself permission to succeed.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are diagnosing illness in a dream, this points to insecurity and an over-sensitive approach to life.
If you dream that you are diagnosed with a fatal illness or have a fatal illness, it might be worthwhile seeing your doctor for a check-up as illness has been diagnosed in this way before; typically, however, such dreams represent any condition or situation that you feel is taking you away from the life you were meant to live.
There is a big difference between existing and leading a life that is worth living, and your dreaming mind may be urging you to find ways to live your life to the full, before it is too late.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you find your name on a list of those who have not passed a school exam, you may feel that you have failed in some way in waking life or that someone is marking you down.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A situation or a relationship is not what it appears. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream of someone, or yourself, hallucinating indicates some misconception or misperception of reality. Whatever situations exist right now, everything is very unclear and uncertain, and caution is called for.... The Language of Dreams
Help if you can do so without getting personally involved.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The hypnagogic state is that state between being awake and falling asleep during which the mind is most receptive to ideas, images, sounds, feelings, impressions and intuition. It also the time when people are most likely to see ghostlike figures. (It should not be confused with the hypnopompic state, which is a transition state of semi-consciousness between sleeping and waking.) Some dream experts believe that the sketchy imagery typical of these states can be helpful to the individual in terms of self-understanding. Images are often presented through the individual’s own set of symbols and once interpreted symbols can provide answers to problems and even alert one to future events.
Some believe that taking the time to record these images, feelings and sounds can be just as helpful as recording dream imagery.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is only when we consider the dream afterwards that we realise how odd this may be. During dreams, things can take on qualities of other objects and of other feelings. Dreams can crcate a reality of their own, they do the unexpected - which in normal waking life would be totally illogical and surreal. Within this dream world we need to take a note of what is happening. We do not watch these with amusement, it seems simply that we observe what is going on. Even our own actions can take on an oddness. We may be doing things in a dream which in waking life we would never expect ourselves to do. Freed from the logical quality that mentors our ordinary everyday life, we can be liberated to create a totally different awareness of our own abilities, of our thought patterns and even our own past. We can often dream that we have done things in the past which we have never done, or we can prepare ourselves to do things in the future which again we would never expect to do.
2- Psychologically freeing the mind so it can ‘roam’ under its own speed allows hidden memories, images and thoughts to surface in such a way that we can handle the input when perhaps in real life we may not have been able to do so. We create a reality which suits an action, rather than creating an action which suits the reality.
For instance, an abused child may displace the activity into some kind of response that would be acceptable, not allowing the reality of the abuse to come through until such times as he or she was able to come to terms with it.
3- The hallucination that we experience in dreams can also be direct messages from the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A hallucination can be experienced through any of the senses singly, or all of them together. So one might have a hallucinatory smell or sound.
To understand hallucinations, which are quite common without any use of drugs such as alcohol, LSD or cannabis, one must remember that everyone has the natural ability to produce such images. One of the definitions of a dream according to Freud is its hallucinatory quality. While asleep we can create full sensory, vocal, motor and emotional expenence in our dream. While dreaming we usually accept what we experience as real.
A hallucination is an experience of the function which produces dreams’ occurring while we have our eyes open.
The voices heard, people seen, smells smelt, although appearing to be outside us, are no more exterior than the things and images of our dreams. With this information one can understand that much classed as psychic phenomena and religious experience is an encounter with the dream process. That does not, of course, deny its imponance.
There are probably many reasons why Sue should experience a hallucination and her husband not. One might be that powerful drives and emotions might be pushing for attention in her life. Some of the primary drives are the reproductive drive, urge towards independence, pressure to meet unconscious emotions and past trauma and fears, any of which, in order to achieve their ends, can produce hallucinations.
A hallucination is therefore not an ‘illusion’ but a means of giving information from deeper levels of self. Given such names as mediumship or mystical insight, in some cultures or individuals the ability to hallucinate is often rewarded socially.
Drugs such as LSD, cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, pey- ote and opium can produce hallucinations. This is sometimes because they allow the dream process to break through into consciousness with less intervention.
If this occurs without warning it can be very disturbing.
The very real dangers are that unconscious content, which in ordinary dreaming breaks through a threshold in a regulated way, emerges with little regulation. Fears, paranoid feelings, past traumas, can emerge into the consciousness of an individual who has no skill in handling such dangerous forces. Because the propensity of the unconscious is to create images, an area of emotion might emerge in an image such as the devil. Such images, and the power they contain, not being integrated in a proper therapeutic setting, may haunt the individual, perhaps for years. Even at a much milder level, elements of the unconscious will emerge and disrupt the person’s ability to appraise reality and make judgments. Unacknowledged fears may lead the drug user to rationalise their reasons for avoiding social activity or the world of work. See ESP and dreams; dead lover in husband under family. See also out of body experience.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To see the heavens illuminated, with the moon in all her weirdness, unnatural stars and a red sun, or a golden one, you may look for distress in its worst form. Death, family troubles, and national upheavals will occur.
To see children in the lighted heavens, warns you to control your feelings, as irrevocable wrong may be done in a frenzy of feeling arising over seeming neglect by your dear ones.
To see illuminated human figures or animals in the heavens, denotes failure and trouble; dark clouds overshadow fortune.
To see them fall to the earth and men shoot them with guns, many troubles and obstacles will go to nought before your energy and determination to rise.
To see illuminated snakes, or any other creeping thing, enemies will surround you, and use hellish means to overthrow you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you see children in the sky then you will meet with trouble and failure.
An illuminated face Indicates some unfinished business that must be attended to right away or suffer the consequences.
To see snakes and other creepy crawlers illuminated then you will have many powerful enemies.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you see children in the sky then you will meet with trouble and failure.
An illuminated face Indicates some unfinished business that must be attended to right away or suffer the consequences.
To see snakes and other creepy crawlers illuminated then you will have many powerful enemies.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To a lover, it is quite exceptionally fortunate.... Mystic Dream Book
If you were singing the anthem, you need to be more disciplined and stop wasting time on meaningless pursuits.... My Dream Interpretation
The details of this dream are symbolic of unfinished business for you to complete in this lifetime.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone is convinced that he lived during the French Revolution; the singer Engelbert Humperdinck believes that in a past life he was a Roman emperor; and a Californian seer told the pop star Tina Turner that she is the incarnation of the wife of an Egyptian pharaoh.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Even as the dream is taking place, you may be feeling a sense of awe and wonder. You awaken knowing that this dream is very special and that it relates to something about your distant past. There’s an inescapable feeling that the dream is about a past life.
In most cases, it is impossible to prove beyond doubt that a dream relates to a past life experience, as your dream is unlikely to give you the facts needed to prove them with public records of births, marriages and deaths. In the end, it simply comes down to a gut feeling, an unshakable belief that comes from deep within you. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, what is important here is what you take from the dream as a lesson for your current life.
If the goal of reincarnation is to improve karma—the Buddhist principle of cosmic reward or punishment for the things you have done or left undone in past lives—then this dream offers you an opportunity for personal growth.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is also a symbol of vitality, and indicates a moment in which you regain hope and strength that you believed lost.
It is a calming dream that reminds the dreamer that they are still young and strong for their age, or that they are not as old as they feel.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. In the sense of demolition (such as demolishing a house), it points to the need to be aggressive; or fear of aggression.
It is usually based on feeling either destructive, disappointed, or both.
Confrontation with Death, if a house is being demolished, similar to Funeral, and Grave. Often it indicates underlying desires that are being repressed, as in Attack, Fire (Surf), and Violence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Perhaps you were searching frantically for a toilet in your dream, but couldn’t find one.
If this is the case, you need to find the catalyst for emotional release. Dreams about being clogged-up, or about a lack of toilets, are not so much about emotional baggage as about a lack of proper outlets for your own creativity and selfexpression. They can also suggest that you are the kind of person who takes on the problems of other people, leaving no room for your own.
Dreams about frustrating attempts to find a toilet could also suggest that you have over-committed yourself in waking life, and that there is no opportunity for you to express your own feelings and talents. On the other hand, you may also feel that you have been taken advantage of or dumped on by someone in waking life? Finally, such dreams may also be due simply to a physical need to pee in the night.
Other elimination dreams include using a toilet in a strange place, in front of people or in the middle of a conversation. In such dreams, the elimination represents the expression of an opinion or insight unsuitable for public consumption, or not appropriate to the situation. It could also reveal concern that you might have been too impulsive in the way you have expressed yourself, and your dreaming mind is urging you to bear in mind the possible impact of your words.
If you can’t find a private toilet in your dream, perhaps you are living or working in a crowded environment and your dreaming mind is compensating for a lack of privacy and personal space in your waking life.
If you dream of a bathroom and a toilet, this may suggest your need to clean up your sexual attitudes or attitude to others and yourself.
If you put anything down a toilet in your dream, take careful note of what it is, as it will symbolize what your dreaming mind considers to be the least important or unpleasant aspect of yourself or your experience. Urine suggests letting go of strained feelings or the release of sexual feelings. Feces indicate letting go of parts of yourself that you need to let go of. It can also indicate new beginnings, as excrement makes great fertilizer. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights a need to be free of responsibility, or sometimes the need to be uninhibited.
If you are eliminating over someone in your dream, this can indicate a repressed desire to belittle that person or feel superior.
Playing with excrement can represent money, so playing with it in a dream may suggest anxiety about money and fear of responsibility.
If the excrement is transformed into an animal, this suggests that the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he or she is responsible for managing their own instincts.
If you are vomiting in your dream, this indicates a discharging of unpleasant feelings, or experiencing something unpleasant. Finally, if you realize you are sweating in a dream, you are alerted to the amount of energy you may be expending handling your own emotions and fears in waking life.
... The Element Encyclopedia
If the United Nations features prominently in your dream, you may be connecting to a collective energy around issues that are currently affecting the planet as a whole. This image can also be interpreted on a more personal level as representing the possibility that various ideas and beliefs within you that are ultimately contradictory may be able to be integrated, turning dissonance into harmony within yourself.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Not in control of one’s life.
3. One feels exposed, spied on by others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see someone urinating in your house can be symbolic of your perception of that person having committed an offensive act against you... Christian Dream Symbols
It is also a symbol of the hierarchy of power between two individuals. In sexual role play, while it may appear that the dominant party holds more power by virtue of the act itself, in actuality the receiver, or “bottom,” is the one with the control in any interaction. Therefore, in any dream involving this sort of activity, consider that if you are the giver, you may be experiencing toxic backlash in some area in life where you are being insensitive or lacking compassion.
If you are on the receiving end of urination, then you may want to consider where in your life you may be compromising yourself through manipulation or some other hidden motivation. There can be a physiological function involved in this dream image, and the body may assist in the unconscious process: if you have to pee, you just might dream about it first. This does not alter the interpretive meaning, and such a dream deserves investigation of its imagery as much as any other.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. To inoculate against unforeseen assaults, usually from especially manipulative individuals. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A dream of seeing others receive a vaccination foretells disappoints in love, or business reversals.
To dream of a vaccination on any part of the body except the arms show that you are contemplating treachery.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream that we are being vaccinated therefore suggests we are likely to be hurt by someone (perhaps emotionally). What they are trying to do to us will in the end, however, be helpful.
2- It is very easy for us to be influenced by other people. Vaccination indicates that we can be affected by other people’s ideas and feelings.
3- Vaccination in dreams suggests Spiritual indoctrination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The dream is a sign that you want to immunize yourself against other people’s hostilities, nastiness, and malice. These people are not important—don’t take them seriously. Besides, everyone is entitled to his own brand of meanness!... Dreamers Dictionary
A dream of seeing others vaccination foretells disappoints in love or business reversals.
To dream of a vaccination on any part of the body except the arms show that you are contemplating treachery.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that we are being vaccinated therefore suggests we are likely to be hurt by someone (perhaps emotionally), though ultimately it will be for our own good. Consult the entries for injection and needle for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile