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Dream Interpretation Obsession | Dream Meanings


To dream that you are obsessed with something points to frustrated plans. Possibly, you are taking on more than you can handle, and also, you do not control your impulses.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

1- Obsession is an unnatural focusing on a feeling, belief or object, and may simply indicate that we need to take time to work a difficulty through. There is often anxiety about some past occasion or deed, with which we have not been able, or allowed, to deal. When such an unnatural feeling appears in dreams we can appreciate how harmful this can be.

2- Obsessive or repetitive behaviour in dreams is often used to ensure that the dreamer has fully understood the message being conveyed bv the unconscious.

3- Obsession can come in the shape of spiritual possession. However, possession by a spirit does not necessarily indicate evil. It will be up to the dreamer to decide on which side of the Spiritual coin the obsession lies.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To dream about being obsessed with someone (or something) suggests that you are lacking or feeling unfulfilled in some aspect of your life. Alternatively, you may need to exercise more self-control.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

To dream of having obsessive behavior is an indication that too much energy may be being put into an aspect of your career.

To dream of being obsessed with a person suggests that you may be overworking or nagging someone. Your unconscious may be trying to tell you to slow down and remember to breathe.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

Obsessive behaviour, regarded from a spiritual perspective, would indicate an imperfect link between the spiritual and the physical realms. Spiritual possession was once seen to manifest as obsession.

A real-life stalker will be acting out the belief that they have the ‘right’ to possess their victim.

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Obsessive or repetitive behaviour in dreams is often used to ensure that we have fully understood the message being conveyed by the unconscious.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: Obsession is an unnatural focusing on a feeling, belief or object, and may simply indicate that we need to take time to work a difficulty through. There is often anxiety about a past occasion or deed, with which we have not been able, or allowed, to deal. When such an unnatural feeling appears in dreams we can appreciate how harmful this can be.

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Obsession | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Obsession

Bees

1. Industry and profit.

2. Obsession, sometimes distracting from important issues.

3. Bad luck, vulnerability (to be stung). Possible or potentially dangerous situation (a swarm). Happiness and a satisfying love life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Brain

1. To gain or achieve knowledge, wisdom.

2. Creativity, artis­tic abilities (right side of the brain).

3. Reason, judgment (left side of the brain).

4. Preoccupation, obsession (as in “on my mind”).

5. A need for inspiration (as in “brainstorm”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Mania

Obsession about something. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Race

1. Preoccupations or obsessions.

2. Jealousy of others, compe­tition.

3. Need to slow down, relax. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Ruby

1. A good omen for intimate relationships and professional matters.

2. Desire, intense emotions, passion, perhaps obsession (note how deep the color is).

3. Precision, almost surgical accu­racy in emotional affairs or possibly actual surgery. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Track

1. A need or desire for a search for self, identity.

2. Obsession, enmity—sometimes over a situation, sometimes over an indi­vidual.

3. Forward movement (as in “leaving tracks”).

4. Feelings of alienation, not belonging, being out of step (as in following railroad tracks). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Transfiguration

1. An extreme concern or obsession with outward appearances.

2. A need or desire for a new identity, a fresh start.

3. Renewal of the soul or outlook on life, a spiritual awakening. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Disappearance Into The Earth

If a person sees himself disappearing into the earth without a grave it means he will ruin himself, because of his obsession in worldly pursuits.

If the disappearance is in a hole or grave, it means he will encounter something extremely offensive as a result of committing a crime or by being cheated.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Idol Worship

If a person sees himself worshipping idols, it means he will attribute Falsehood to Allah Ta’ala, propagate falsehood, become a habitual drinker of wine and indulge in sinful acts.

If the idol is of silver it means he will either be in close proximity with sins or he will say falsehood (lie) to his wife.

An idol of gold suggests that he will soon face an unpleasant situation provoking him to become angry.

A wooden idol suggest that he will soon associate with a man who is a renegade.

An idol of steel, iron or copper means his single obsession in life is to seek the wealth and pleasures of the world.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Cannibalism

Anyone who has ever raised teenagers knows all about cannibalism.

(Just kidding!) This dream may reflect dark, destructive and forbidden desires or obsessions. Cannibals literally consume other people’s lives and, along with it, their energy. When interpreting this dream, consider those things which consistently drain you and take away from your enthusiasm and the general quality of your life. It may be any number of things, such as career or a relationship. However, realize that you are not a victim of life, but rather its creator. Thus, make changes which will increase your energies, but not take away from others. Some believe that dreaming about cannibalism is a dream warning the dreamer to stay away from things that are destructive and less than honorable.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Love

For most of us, love is a full-time obsession . We are concerned about the love of our parents, children, co-workers, friends, and many, many others. There is nothing more important to our emotional, psychological, or spiritual well-being than love.

It is a vital part of any growth process. We need to have a healthy dose of self-love so that we can, in turn, love the world. Dreams may be filled with images of love, friendship, compassion, and lust. In the end, it is all about acceptance and belonging.

To be loved is to feel accepted and have a sense of belonging. In our dreams we may be trying to figure out this mystery called love.

The dream may be wish-fulfilling or compensatory in nature. It may be spiritual or practical, but always deals with a significant part of our psyche or our daily lives.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Obsessed

We are each obsessed in some degree. Few of us could walk down our road nude, or maybe even without shoes and socks. We take such obsessions for granted and accept them as norms, so we do not feel mentally unbalanced. When a similar power of feeling leads us to behaviour outside the norm we face our own doubts about ourself. Obsession in dreams may illustrate some anxiety, drive or desire which is leading us beyond our accepted norm, or the obsession may be used to escape the real feelings, such as childhood pain, or adult conflict and entrapment.

In past cultures the ideas or fears which obsess us would have been described as an evil spirit or ghost taking over the person. This is because the irrational obsession takes hold of us against our will, so this is quite an accurate image.

The obsessing factor may still appear in present day dreams in the form of a spirit or demon. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Fool

Symbol of wisdom. Since the Middle Ages, the Fool has been the personification of sin. In some periods, he was even compared to the devil.

The Fool is considered a symbol of carnal sin—a sex-crazed, lecherous person—with such characteristics as a weak will and an obsession with sexual drives.

The Fool in early times was thought of as the counterpart and complement to the king. In the Tarot, the number of the card is the “0,” implying emptiness and at the same time completion.

The wisdom of the Fool is the wisdom of the hour “0,” of spiritual virgin land.

It is the sense in nonsense. During a dream the Fool often expresses a very strong loyalty to himself. So the message might be that you want to be able to laugh more—about yourself and others. See Carnival.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Devour

1- When we dream of being eaten we are facing our fear of losing our sense of identity; of being consumed by something such as an obsession, an overwhelming emotion or drive, or of having to deal with something we cannot control.

2- If we ourselves are devouring something we may need to consider the way we nurture ourselves.

3- Clearing evil or taking in good is symbolised as devouring it. Kali, as the keeper of the graveyard, symbolises this as do the devouring Gods.

It is a way of returning to source.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Sun

also see Planets

1- The sun in dreams suggests warmth and conscious awareness.

A sunny day suggests happiness.

To be drawn to the sun indicates we arc looking for enlightenment. In turning towards the sun, the sunflower could be said to be a symbol of obsession, but also of worship. With its many seeds it also represents fertility

2- Because the sun is such a powerful image on its own as a life source, it can also appear in dreams as a symbol for other life energy.

If dreaming of a sun dance the dreamer mav be wishing to praise the sun for its all- encompassing power and energy, fhe dreamer is, in cffect, using the energy of the sun for guidance and vitality.

3- The sun can symbolise spiritual enlightenment and radiance.

The dreamer can ‘soak up’ and use the sun’s power for further spiritual development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Fire

(see Baking, Candle, Disaster, Forge, Hearth, Hell, Red, Sun, Torch)

A predominantly masculine symbol associated with the sun and intense passion. Native Americans additionally believe the condition of the fire appearing in the dream reflects your emotional nature. Is it burning out of control—or neatly tended?

Goodness over evil. Fire illuminates the darkness and chases away frightening shadows. Upon what areas of your life does this light shine?

Drastic transformation. This is the flight of the phoenix who must die in a nest of flame to be renewed.

Emotional devastation or a burning obsession. Look to see what exactly you perceive as burning.

Awareness and vision. Besides shedding light, fire was used as a divinatory tool in cultures ranging from ancient Greece to Tibet. Known as pyromancy, seers would stare at a flame source, watching for symbolic images to appear in answer to questions posed.

Elemental forces that must be tempered and controlled or they will destroy instead of empower.

Dramatics (being full of “flash and fanfare”).

Squelching: Ignoring or turning your back on the masculine nature, or resentment toward men. Alternatively, having a source of personal energy taken away.

Walking through a fire: Your reactions in the dream to this experience indicate how you are coping with a particularly heated situation.

Sitting amidst a fire: Being on the proverbial “hot seat.” Alternatively, a type of death dream in which the fire relates to the ancient pyres upon which bodies were burned to release the spirit.

Campfires: Simple pleasures, reveling in nature, remembering stories and experiences from youth (see Fables, Storytellers).

What’s burning here can be vitally important to your dream’s meaning.

For example, seeing a building on fire might indicate that you’re burning up your body’s resources / energy.

An attic fire can reveal someone whose mind is totally consumed by one topic.

Dreaming of burning clothes symbolizes the desire to do away with societally designed images for a more honest self-representation.

Dreaming of a fire whose coals have grown cold is a very negative image. It represents trouble, despair, and possibly the loss of love among those people close to you due to a misunderstanding. Try to find a way to put a fresh warm ember into this situation.... The Language of Dreams

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Rabbit (hare)

(see Animals)

The lunar, feminine aspect of self or the Universe.

Fertility, abundance, and sexuality (e.g., “breeding like rabbits”).

Metaphorically: Prolific energy, as when a writer, musician, or artist overcomes creative blockage and creates a masterpiece.

Potentially sexual obsession that needs to be controlled or examined closelv before it becomes destructive.

An overly large white rabbit in American theater represents the fine line between “imaginary” things and reality.

Rabbit sfoot: The ability* to move quickly and cleverly, or an omen of improved luck.... The Language of Dreams

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Blaze

Symbol: A blaze always means uncertainty, insecurity, and that you’re in need of help.

Vision: Seeing a house engulfed in bright flames: a timely change for the better in a certain matter, or you can expect something new to take place.

If the burning house is engulfed in dense smoke, and you are unable to recognize the people around you and their intentions, your own plans and actions have not yet “matured.” If you are setting something ablaze: your fight against fate is futile.

Depth Psychology: Every dream invoking fire needs to be taken seriously, because your emotional energies have—either through internal or external events—become destructive.

The fire might also be a symbol for erotic passions or repressed urges. Sometimes a blaze signals mental problems or an obsession with an idea. Something is “burning” inside you—find out soon what it is.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Paparazzi

To be followed by the paparazzi in a dream represents pressure to perform. You may feel that everyone is watching you and you are nervous that you will not be able to meet others’ expectations.

To be the paparazzi in a dream indicates that you may have an unresolved obsession. Try to identify who or what it is that you are following in the dream and find a way to let it go in your real life.

To see the paparazzi in a dream symbolizes being in the presence of greatness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Basement

Dreams of a basement symbolize your unconscious desire to embrace your shadow. Secrets, sexual obsessions and desires are hidden in the basement of your subconscious mind and it can be worthwhile and empowering to investigate and excavate the treasures buried here. See Goddess Persephone and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Eight

A dream featuring the number eight represents infinity, eternity, regeneration, success, the dollar sign, material wealth, competition, ambition, and intense efficiency with regards to manifestation. Material rewards are of utmost importance to you, and this may be a sign that dedication to such gains and success may be becoming an obsession.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Thin

If you dream of a thin person or animal, then this signifies a frail and vulnerable aspect of yourself. Depending upon the context, thin, in a dream can signify a lack of significance, as opposed to something that is heavy being important and weighty. However, if you are weight conscious, then you might believe that thinner is the winner. So dreams of being thin might be a wish fulfillment dream for you. Or perhaps, this dream could be giving you the message to release any obsession about your body.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Alcohol / Alcoholic

Psychological / emotional perspective: When the normal constraints we put on ourselves in waking life are removed, we can often reach our own truth. Alcohol as a symbol of the removal of restraint enables us to accept dream ideas we might otherwise reject. There is the recognition of the potential for emotional confusion out of which can come clarity.

To dream of an alcoholic suggests that we need to look at the way we handle excess and obsession in our daily lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Devour

Material aspects: When we dream of being devoured we are facing our fear of losing our sense of identity; of being consumed by something such as an obsession, an overwhelming emotion or drive, or of having to deal with something we cannot control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Sun

Material aspects: A sunny day suggests happiness.

To be drawn to the sun indicates we are looking for enlightenment. In turning towards the sun, the sunflower could be said to be a symbol of obsession, but also of worship. With its many seeds it also represents fertility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Celebrities

Dreams that you are a celebrity means your desires and wishes may be beyond your reach at the present moment.

To dream that a friend or lover becomes a celebrity suggests your fear of losing the friendship and loyalty of this person.

To see a celebrity in your dream, or even to be dating or making out with a famous celebrity in your dream, represents your understanding about him or her and the feelings he/she generates in you. Something in your waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings.

If you dream about being friends with a celebrity, your dream is telling you that you should have higher self-esteem. You are worth believing in. You need to work on believing that you are a special person.

It is not uncommon that a real-life obsession with a certain celebrity may carry over onto your dream world. Celebrities are often seen as heroes and role models for certain qualities or the fame and acceptance we want to achieve ourselves.

To dream about a celebrity dying signifies that your feelings about that person are changing significantly. Perhaps you no longer admire what they once represented to you. Alternatively, you may want to repress that aspect of yourself that is represented by that celebrity.... My Dream Interpretation

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Fictional Character

It is not uncommon that a real-life obsession with a certain fictional character (or the person who plays that character) may carry over onto your dream world. However, if you dream about a fictional character, this can be an omen that something from your unconscious mind is about to emerge or be revealed. It may also represent memories, images or scenes from your past that were stirred up by reading/watching the movie/book/etc. that featured this fictional character.

To dream of falling or being in love, or becoming physically intimate in any way, with a fictional character represents your understanding about this character and the feelings that he/she generates in you. Something or someone in your waking life has triggered similar beliefs and feelings.

If you dream about being friends with a fictional character, your dream is telling you that you should have higher self-esteem. You are worth believing in. You need to work on believing that you are a special person. Also consider the themes of the story, and the journey the character goes on during the story, for more clues to your dream’s meaning.... My Dream Interpretation

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Movie Character

If you dream about a character from a movie, this is probably a sign that something from your unconscious mind is about to emerge or be revealed. It may also represent memories, images or scenes from your past that watching the movie stirred up.

To dream of falling/being in love - or becoming physically intimate in any way - with a movie character represents your understanding about him or her and the feelings he/she generates in you. Something in your waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings.

If you dream about being friends with a movie character, your dream is telling you that you should have higher self-esteem. You are worth believing in. You need to work on believing that you are a special person.

It is not uncommon that a real-life obsession with a certain movie character (or the person who plays that character) may carry over onto your dream world. Also consider the themes of the movie, and the journey the character goes on during the story, for more clues to your dream’s meaning.... My Dream Interpretation

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Snakes

The snake through the ages has been considered a sexual symbol and so can be interpreted to mean a sexual urge in a dream, but it can also mean an enemy or an obsession. See Reptiles.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Bed

In dreams, a bed can represent both a resting place and intimate relationships. To be lying in bed means that you have an excess of activity in real life and, therefore, you really need a break. You should devote more time to yourself and your loved ones. But if the dream is unpleasant, it may indicate that you are incubating a disease. The bed also reflects intimate relationships. Thus, a larger than usual bed shows an obsession with sex; a small bed, however, signals a rather low libido.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Cancer

To dream that you have this disease does not have to be a prediction (although if you have symptoms of discomfort, it is worth a check). Cancer is a tumor, and the dream could mean that an undesired element is becoming part of yourself or is growing in excess; for example a growing obsession that can affect your personality, and even your health. Having cancer in dreams also indicates that you do not properly deal with your emotions which end up being destructive; the dream is a warning against that.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Hunter

Some cultures associate hunting with the subject’s insatiable obsession to pursue her wishes. In turn, hunting dreams reveal a desire to escape from the problems and at the same time, a willingness to revolt against them. On many occasions, you should read this image as, instead of being aggressive against it, an attempt to get used to it, because with an aggressive attitude you are not going to solve much.

If you kill an animal while hunting, perhaps you are trying to destroy an instinctive part of your personality.

According to popular oneiric tradition, hunting a hare indicates that you will have problems.

If it is a fox, a friend will let you down. Whereas if it is a deer you will conquer the person you are in love with.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Labyrinth

The labyrinth represents obsessions without solution and vicious circles that often weigh us down.

If you dream of this figure, it means that you have doubts and indecision. It could be a reference to lack of experience or immaturity.

If you manage to escape the labyrinth, maybe you will resolve your problems. In the case that someone accompanies you in searching for the exit, the dream warns that you must be careful of your alliances.

If you rescue others from the labyrinth, the dream is positive and means you are in control of your life.

In mythology the labyrinth is a place of transformation where destructive tendencies of nature are overcome. A classic example of this is the myth in which Theseus and Ariadne emerge victorious from the labyrinth of the minotaur.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Persecution

Just as when you dream of falling, feeling persecuted comes from your own insecurity. Thus, it is one of the most common images produced during sleep. This dream mainly indicates the power that facts or feelings from the past have over you, since the conflicts arising from these past situations stay with you and prevent you from moving forward. It could be episodes of childhood or adolescence that are lodged in your memory and have taken the form of guilt or obsessions.

Native Americans believe that if you have this dream, you should address your persecutor and fight him to unmask him. Following this advice, it is quite possible that you will discover your fears are not that threatening.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Ghost

You are dreaming of the memory or imprint of a former idea, concept, or person.

A ghost is defined as a remnant of a person’s energy that remains connected to the physical world after he or she has died. Some metaphysicians theorize that a spirit can be stuck here due to unfinished business or an untimely death. There are scientists who explore the possibility of ghosts as bumps in the electromagnetic field of energy that can sometimes be perceived by people who are living. No matter what camp you fall into, a ghost is symbolic of something from your past that continues to have a presence in your consciousness long after the event or person that inspired it has passed. This can include memories, habitual patterns, and even obsessions.

If the ghost is someone you know who is not actually dead, use the character aspect technique to discover what qualities are traits that you have let go of but that may still arise in your behavior or thought patterns from time to time. Someone who has actually passed away can be considered in the same fashion, but might represent the impact he or she had on you in life, whether positive or negative. This image in a dream could point to a need to face the ghosts of your past in the form of old choices and behaviors that still haunt you with regret.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Advertizements

You cannot escape advertizements in daily life and you may well find that they pop up in your dreams too.

If an advertizement does feature in your dream, its purpose will be to highlight your aspirations—so pay particular attention to the content of the advert. What or who was it trying to sell? If your dreaming mind lingered over the advert for shoes, a fast car, holiday or any other object of your desire, your uncon—scious may simply be reflecting your waking obsession with it.

If the dream highlighted cosmetics or clothes, your dreaming mind may be encouraging you to change your image in some way in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Phoenix

In dreams, the phoenix is typically a symbol of fresh starts and exciting opportunities. This mythological bird lived alone for hundreds of years and then sang its final song on a nest made of precious spices, an aromatic funeral pyre that was ignited by the sun’s rays. A bird emerged from the glowing embers of the fire and this was the embryo of the reborn phoenix. The phoenix is also associated with alchemy, resurrection, and emotional and spiritual beginnings. In dreams, it may express your yearning to put the past behind you and to be reborn as a new person.

Sphinx / Griffin / Hydra

In dreams and in waking life, the Sphinx is a symbol of mystery and divinity, but its dual nature (it is a bird as well as a human) is a warning to beware the lure of obsession. The Sphinx of Greek myth, a creature with a woman’s head and a man’s body, killed anyone who failed to answer her riddle; her appearance in your dream may represent a problem or challenge that is baffling you. (If you remember Oedipus’s solution, could it hold the key to your problem?) On the other hand, for most people a dream of the Sphinx will represent Egypt and all the mystery conjured up by that country.

If you dreamed of a serpent-like multi-headed hydra that instantly grew two or more heads whenever one was hacked off, could your unconscious have portrayed your sense of struggling to take one step forward, only to find you have moved two steps back; or did it symbolize the drastic multiplication of problems in waking life? The griffin is said to denote vigilance, combining the attributes of the eagle with those of the lion. To dream of a griffin may be warning you to stop letting your heart rule your head, as well as recommending you to control your fiery temper.... The Element Encyclopedia

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