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Dream Interpretation Oracle | Dream Meanings


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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

I Most of us like to know what is going to happen to us and also like to be told what to do, so dreaming of an oracle links us with that part of ourselves which knows what our next moves are. Often an oracle can appear as a person, for instance as a goddess or wise old man, or we can dream that we are using one of the many systems of prediction which are available in everyday life.

2- The need to know is very strong and the assumption is that an oracle has more information than we do. Often that information has to be unscrambled, since it is presented in odd ways and sometimes it cannot be made sense of until such time as we have considered it in waking life.

3- Prediction and Hidden Knowledge.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To dream of an oracle is cause for celebration and/or relief as you may be about to experience the answer to a long-held question. Someone may be about to enter your life with some important and sought-after information. Keep your eyes and ears open as this could be a very exciting moment in your life.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

An oracle is a divine pronouncement and, therefore, suggests hidden knowledge. Prediction and foretelling both work on the assumption that the person concerned has received knowledge prior to the event.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: The need to know is very strong and the assumption is that an oracle – in this case an actual person – has more information than we do. Often that information has to be unscrambled, since particularly in dreams, it is presented in odd ways. Sometimes it cannot be made sense of until such time as we have considered it in waking life, taking into consideration our own personal circumstances.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: Most of us like to know what is going to happen to us and also like to be told what to do, so dreaming of an oracle links us with that part of ourselves that knows what our next moves are. Often an oracle can appear as a person, for instance as a goddess or wise old man, or we can dream that we are using one of the many systems of prediction that are available in everyday life.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Intuition; unconscious hopes or desires; attempt to manipulate. See ESP in dreams.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


The Oracle | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Oracle

Tripod

A dream of unveiling the future, of uncertainty (Gypsy). Obviously derived from the tripod upon which the oracles were seated when forecasting.... The Fabric of Dream

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Business And Dreaming

Although the world of business and the world of dreams are often considered to be incompat­ible, this is not so. Once one realises that dreams may be the ‘printout’ of the most shrewd and capable computer we have access to, we can see them as a source of useful information.

If one is in business, there is information in one’s own mem­ory, along with considered projects, questions about problem areas, which have never been put on an electronic computer. And there is no computer program outside our own mind which can handle and manipulate all the variables, the inte­grating of different information sources—written words, feel­ing hunches, spoken information, personal observation and experience—and then sift, explore different combinations, and reach into pure creativity by leaping into the new.

Dreams should not be seen as oracles, but if we take their information into account along with our other sources, we find them a real addition to our business equipment. See cre­ativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Dreams And Ancient

Greece Antiphon, a Greek living in the fourth century bc. wrote the first known descriptive book of dreams. It was designed to be used for practical and profes­sional interpretations. He maintained that dreams are not cre­ated by supernatural powers but natural conditions. In the second century ad a similar book was written by Anemidorus, a Greek physician who lived in Rome. He claimed to have gathered his infonnation from ancient sources, possibly from the Egyptian dream book dating from the second millennium bc. He may have used works from the Assurbanipal library, later destroyed, which held one of the most complete collec­tions of dream literature. Anemidorus classified dreams into dreams, visions, oracles, fantasies and apparitions. He identi­fied two classes of dreams: the somnium, which forecast events; and the insomnium, which are concerned with present matters.

For the somnium dreams Anemidorus gave a dream dictionary.

For example, he said abyss meant an impending danger, a dream of warning, and to see a candle being lighted forecasts a binh, to exhibit a lighted candle augers content­ment and prosperity, a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay. This last interpretation is taken from folk­lore of the times and, because dreams tend to use commonly used verbal images, was probably true. He maintained that a person’s name—that is their identity, and the family, national and social background from which they arose—has a bearing on what their dream means.

Plato (429-347 bc) said that even good men dream of un­controlled and violent actions, including sexual aggression. These actions are not committed by good men while awake, but criminals act them out without guilt. Democritus said that dreams are not products of an ethereal soul, but of visual impressions which influence our imagination. Aristotle (383— 322 bc) stated that dreams can predict future events. Earlier Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, discovered that dreams can reveal the onset of organic illness. Such dreams, he said, can be seen as illogically representing external reality.

Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. On the island was the famous temple dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of medicine. There were about 300 such temples in Greece alone, dedicated to healing through the use of dreams. Hip­pocrates was an Aesculapian, and learnt his form of dream interpretation from them. In such temples the patient would ritually have to cleanse themselves by washing, and abstain from sex, alcohol and even food. They would then be led into what was sometimes a subterranean room with harmless snakes in—these were the symbol of the god. In the morning the patients were asked their dream, and it was expected they would dream an answer to their illness or problem. There are many attestations to the efficacy of this technique from pa­tients. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Rose

A symbol of Venus—love and devotion.

The contradiction of blossom and thorn.

The rose plays the same role in the West that the lotus plays in the Orient. Both blossom, producing many thousands of petals, and represent the highest stage of consciousness.

The rose is often a symbol of the self. As a well-known symbol of love, it points to the dreamer’s feeling of security and suggests that he should be more open to love.

The Greek word rodor for rose came from the ancient Greek word for “flowing,” which may have been coined to convey the flow of fragrance from this flower. But this never-ending flow of fragrance from the rose also shortens its life, causing it to wilt rapidly. Because this magnificently flowering, fragrant blossom wilts so fast, it is also considered a symbol of death.

The rose also points to the world beyond, which is the reason that the Catacombs in Rome are decorated with garlands of roses.

The rose also is the harbinger of death in the Oraclesy and it is reported that a few days before their death, bishops would find a white rose on their chair.

The belief in the death-announcing rose has influenced customs in England and Germany, where people have been reluctant to bring roses to a sick person. And if a rose bush produced a green rose—that is, when the petals turned green—as English folklore had it, a family member would die.

It is not only in England that the rose is connected with death. As far back as ancient Rome, every year a festival of the roses was celebrated where the dead were honored. Graves were decorated with wreaths made from roses.

Since time immemorial, what happens in the presence of the rose is not talked about. In antiquity, when a rose was suspended above the table, the meal was taken “sub rosa,” as it was called then, which means that absolutely nothing from the conversation was repeated after the meal.

The early Christians took up this symbolic tradition: the presence of a rose indicated that silence was to be observed when heathens were among them.

The rose as the symbol for silence continued into the 18th century, when, for instance, wooden roses were carved into the woodwork of the confessional and roses were also included in the stucco of the halls of the court.

The rose, like the lotus, is considered the perfect flower, which is one of the reasons why the Christian Church declared it to be the image of wisdom. This was instrumental in the rose becoming a symbol of Christ. Mary is also depicted as a rose, but a rose without thorns, because in Christian symbolism the thorns of the rose indicate sin, and Mary was free of sin.

The rose has something very mystical about it. Praying the rosary is considered meditation.

The Sufis pray with a drop of rose fragrance dabbed on the area of the “third eye,” because it is said that the rose cleanses and strengthens the spirit. In ancient Greece a wreath of roses was already thought to strengthen the mind.

The Roman Emperor wore a wreath of roses for the same reason. Romans wore wreaths made from roses during decadent outdoor feasts, because they hoped the roses would minimize the effects of too much drinking.

The rose as the image of a clear mind was also known to the alchemists, who connected the rose to the idea of deliverance. In Dante’s Paradiso the small group of saved sinners is pictured in the form of a white rose above which angels circle like bees. That the way to salvation is possible only through love is perhaps the most important lesson of the rose, the flower originally dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love. But that the rose also symbolizes flesh and blood is seen in the fact that Dionysus also claimed the rose to be his.

Time and again we hear about a rose bush that never stops blooming; about rose branches in a vase that for 70 years produced white blossoms; and about how the food for the poor that, in the basket of saints, is transformed into roses.

For those interested in the magic of the rose, we might also mention the Pentagram of the Rose.

If you connect the center of each petal with the center of the petal that comes after the next, you will form a pentagram, the foot of the Druids, the old magic figure that Faust wanted to use to overcome Satan.

The Greeks considered the long-lived, five-leaved rose bush, with the imprint of a pentagram, to be the symbol of the cycle of the Cosmos, which, according to Aristotle, is determined by the five elements (fire, water, earth, air, and ether). Also, the Rosicrucians see the rose as a symbol of hidden wisdom, using it as a symbol in their cross.

The color of the rose is also important.

A wilted rose is a sign of a relationship gone bad. According to Jung, the rose is always the symbol for wholeness, representing, in the form of the mandala, a symbol for the order of the world.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Abbreviations

(see Punctuation, Writing)

Initials for peoples’ names with whom you’ve had recent important

According to ancient dream oracles, a portent of the initials for future friends, lovers, or meaningful acquaintances. Look to the rest of the dream for more clarification on which outcome best applies.

Abbreviations for a well-known, easily recognized organization that has some symbolic import to your current situation.

For example, the AMA (American Medical Association) might relate directly to your health, and possibly the need to seek a physician’s advice.

A series of letters that acronymically relate to a well-known phrase or aphorism. While instances of this experience are less common, the subconscious sometimes reduces information into brief formats, akin to a mental shorthand. Even in this format, however, the dreamer usually recognizes the symbolic phrase quickly. One good example here would be the well-known “TGIF” as an abbreviation of “Thank God It’s Friday,” symbolizing some type of relief or jubilation.... The Language of Dreams

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Amber

(see Crystals, Ge?ns, Jewelry; Stones)

Irritating situations in which the tension is nearly audible. Amber has a natural ability to pick up static when rubbed.

Health concerns. Because of its capacity to trap insects and plant life, the ancients believed this stone could likewise entrap sickness. Look to see what the amber contains for more symbolism.

An alternative solar emblem, believed by the Greeks to have been formed in the setting sun’s tears.

An alternative fire emblem. Germans called this a burning stone because it catches fire (like any resin).

In dream oracles, an omen of forthcoming voyages.

Feeling cornered or captured by circumstances over which you have no control, like the insect in amber resin.... The Language of Dreams

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Amethyst

(see Crystals, Gems, Jeivelry, Stones, Purple)

Maintaining control over yourself and your situation. In the Middle Ages, this stone got the reputation of keeping people from getting drunk because whole goblets were formed from it. When filled with any substance, the effect was like looking at wine.

Religious authority in a specific area of belief. This stone appears in both bishops’ and cardinals’ rings.

Psychic energy and prophetic dreams. Pay particular attention to anything “futuristic” about this dream’s story line.

In dream oracles, an emblem that assures safety from harm, or possibly a turn of events for the better.... The Language of Dreams

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Bacon

(see Eating, Meat)

Meats, in general, indicate prosperity. In earlier times, meat was an expensive commodity, so anyone who ate it regularly was believed to be wealthy.

Possibly providing for one’s family and needs (e.g., “bringing home the bacon”). Along the same lines, dreaming of curing bacon may represent carefully saving for the proverbial rainy day

Rancid bacon is considered a negative omen in dream oracles, foretelling ill motivations, bad luck, or financial problems.... The Language of Dreams

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Balcony

In dream oracles, a negative sign for lovers, probably stemming from the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet.

Depending on your feelings during this dream, standing alone on a balcony can be an alternative type of desertion dream.

Because of the height and perspective offered, potentially a type of ascension, moan- tain, or stair dream in which you have already reached the precipice.

Due to its location, this may be an emblem of the mind or head, so check the balcony’s condition for more meaning.... The Language of Dreams

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Carnelian

(see Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Stones)

Because of its red color, this is an alternative blood emblem.

Among Moslems, a symbol of perfect happiness, effective speech and depression’s abatement.

In ancient Greece, this represented having one’s wishes satisfied. Arabian: Take care, someone is trying to trick or deceive you.

In dream oracles, this stone warns of forthcoming misfortunes for which you should begin to prepare.... The Language of Dreams

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Coral

Because of its connection with the sea and water, coral is a fertility emblem.

Mediterranean: Safeguarding your children. Note that this “baby” can be anything to which you creatively give birth, like a piece of art.

If washed to shore in the dream, this represents a treasure from the Mother Goddess of the sea. Look at its color and shape and other elements in the dream for more insight as to Her message.

In dream oracles, coral predicts recovery from sickness or a loss.... The Language of Dreams

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Dandelion

(see Field, Flowers)

Folkjoric: Hospitality. It was once believed that rubbing your body with the. juice of a dandelion would ensure your welcome anywhere.

Victorian: In the language of flowers, this blossom represents ancient oracles and messages. Review the missives you’ve received lately. They may have greater meaning than you suspected.

Male fertility. Tlie white juice of this plant was often used to represent abundant semen.

The amazing potential in simplicity. This pesky weed has a variety of uses, including salads from the leaves, coffee from the roots, and wine from the flowers!... The Language of Dreams

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Five

(see Numbers, Pentagram)

Emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical transitions.

Protection and safety.

The pentacle of the Knights Templar is illustrated as a five-pointed star. This was used regularly to shield people from the evil eye or malicious magic.

Ancient Roman: An emblem of love and commitment.

The Roman marriage rituals featured five burning candles throughout the ceremony.

Islamic: The number of sacred tasks: regular cleansing, offerings, fasting, prayers, and taking a pilgrimage.

In some dream oracles, this number portends the restlessness that accompanies change. Listen to your inner voice, and let it steer you in the right direction.... The Language of Dreams

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Smoke

(see Fire, Fog, Incense)

Not being completely truthful with yourself or others (e.g., “putting up a smoke screen”) in order to avoid an issue.

If you see yourself or someone else smoking a cigarette, this may be an oral fixation, or a symbolic substitution for other desires.

What feelings are you allowing to fester inside? Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and something is definitely burning!

A type of message or oracle.

The Native Americans sent smoke signals to communicate with one another, and many ancient civilizations used the smoke from sacrificial fires for divination. In this case, see if images appear in the smoke, and watch its direction of movement for more interpretive material.

Smoking a pipe is indicative of peace, and the sealing of a bond, especially if the pipe is offered to someone else, or shared around a group.... The Language of Dreams

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Dandelion

Dreams of a dandelion symbolize an oracle or fortune telling device. Perhaps you are curious about the outcome of your future. Keep in mind that the best way to ensure a successful future is to be completely present and -expressed today. See Flower and Precognitive Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Key

Keys are symbols of power, freedom and solutions. In the I-Ching (ancient Chinese Oracle), the keeper of keys is the one who contains wisdom and wealth in great measure. You have the key that can open up any locked up area of your mind, body or spirit and set you free.

The key also represents the penis and sexual intercourse. Consider the purpose of this key.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Maya

Dreams of Maya can either represent the Mayan civilization, or the Mayan calendar that is an oracle into the future of great events.

The Maya also represents this world we live in as a vast dream, even when we are awake, we are continuously dreaming.

Dreaming of the Maya represents your desire to awaken from the mass hypnotism of this world to the truth of oneness and heaven on earth.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Wail

Psychological / emotional perspective: Wailing is reputed to be a method of summoning the spirits used in ancient times by the oracles.

It is also a long, protracted way of releasing emotions. When we hear someone wailing in a dream, we become conscious of another person’s sadness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Iron

Many of the ancient oracles believed that metal in a dream was a symbol of difficulties, but others preferred to regard them as a sign of strength.

A consensus leads to the conclusion that iron in any form or color predicts slow but steady advancement toward the dreamer’s ultimate goal.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Neck

Practically all the oracle sources agree that any dream featuring the neck is a sign of approaching money, unless the dream concerned a broken neck, in which case it is a warning against mismanagement of your affairs; pay more attention to your own and less to those of others.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Roast

Although the oracles vary considerably in their interpretation of this dream, the majority appear to agree that eating roasted food is an omen of general good luck; to carve, serve, or buy a very large roast is a forerunner to a family celebration, and a roast fish is a sign of a happy conciliation or reconciliation.

See also Lamb, Beef, Pork, Chickens, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Sleep

Many of the more modem psychologists believe that this rare dream demonstrates a wish to escape reality and is a possible sign of approaching illness; however, reference to the older oracles sug- gests that the omen in the dream depends on w hether its main feature was who (or w hat) the dream er slept with or alternatively what thedreamerslepton, as follows:WITHA stranger - A spouse - A lover - A child - A friend - AnimalsOMENEmbarrassment - Happiness - Uncertainties - Family joy - Security - Warning against accidentsONWool Water Street Straw Hay SandOMENFulfillment - Danger - Sadness - Rejuvenation - Material wealth - Disappointment... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Snake(s)

In its psychological interpretation a snake in your dream is a phallic symbol, and to dream of one, especially if it was coiled around you, or otherwise on your body, is a warning that you may be a slave to either your sexual passions or repressions.

However, according to the oracles, snakes in a dream are warnings of various troubles, obstacles, or treachery.

Of course the colors and other details must be carefully considered, but as a general rule: to dream that you were bitten by one portends a period of struggle against unfortunate circumstances, and if it was a cobra, it carries a special warning to guard against accidents in the following few weeks.

If your dream featured a snake wound around you which you could not throw off, you are being warned to expect treachery where you least suspect it To dream of being surrounded and unable to kill more than one or two indicates that you are in danger of being seriously cheated by someone you trust but if you managed to kill (or get rid of) them all, it is a sign that you will succeed in spite of any hostile opposition; to walk over snakes without trying to kül them suggests that you wffl, in the end, actually turn the tables on those who are trying to block your way.

To dream of playfully handling snakes suggests that you are in danger of being led astray by unprincipled friends or associates; and if your dream featured a professional snake charmer at work, it indicates that you wfll have to defend your reputation against malicious gossip.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Urine

Obviously, the details of the dream action must be correlated, but according to the ancient oracles, urine, as such, is a symbol of increasing creative power and/or strength; however, to urinate signifies a release from tension and/or worry.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Wedding

Although there is considerable variation among the oracles in regard to the meaning of this dream, a consensus seem to agree that it is a symbol of a happy but brief interlude.

Of course all the details must be correlated and the interpretation thereby modified.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Women

The very ancient oracles believed that groups of women in dreams were a symbol of treachery and deceit, however the more modem ones are more in line with Women’s Lib and interpret such groups as a sign of increasing prosperity, and if you observed a pregnant one (or more) in your dream, you are likely to have an embarrassment of riches.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Bat

Their presence often elicits fear, because it is an animal that lives in the dark. But in China, it is a symbol of happiness and long life. However, we usually associate it with fear and midnight. Bats share the symbolism of sexual desire with the devil. In oneiric terms, however, often they represent someone who wearing down the dreamer and causing him to lose self-confidence. There is also a claustrophobic element (bats live in caves and in the dark). Perhaps you are afraid of confronting something related to your emotional life.

This dream portends disaster. Bats predict injury and death. Because of their blindness, these animals are also considered oracles warning against eye problems. Other superstitions say that carrying a bat bone is the best antidote for bad luck. And in some parts of Europe, people believe that carrying the right eye of a bat inside a vest pocket grants invisibility.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Belt

Symbol of bodily protection it is an allegory of virginity. Additionally, like any round and closed figure, the belt represents continuity and wholeness. Therefore, it serves as a symbol of marriage and it also represents the tie that binds you to a given affiliation, group, or society. It also provides security and power due to the support it symbolizes. However, this dream can also be a warning of abdominal discomfort due to inadequate night position.

A beautiful and rich belt is, according to ancient oracles, a sign of good luck.

If it is jeweled it announces the birth of a child. A broken belt is a bad omen for your children’s life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Climb

This dream indicated that you are trying to achieve a very high goal in real life or you are trying to escape something that frightens you.

It is possible that you are about to achieve the success that you have been searching for a long time. Ambition will accompany you, but you may not be very sure of yourself. You should continue being humble and modest. In the event that you are too egotistic and climb too much, you run the risk that someone will make you fall. Arrogance will not serve you well. The walls or mountains that you should overcome symbolize obstacles of real life.

If you conquer them quickly, the dream foretells victories. On the contrary, it denotes that it will be a difficult task that will require all of your efforts. That which is not achieved at first will need a gradual ascent, and quickly will produce more satisfaction. According to Freud, dreams in which you climb are a reflection of what it costs you to please your sexual desires.

Oneiric oracles say that climbing up steps and reaching the final stretch in dreams foretells success in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Cricket

Dreaming of crickets’ sound reveals that you are going through a period of peace and tranquility. When you are worried, this sound can become really annoying, so you should relax and stop overthinking problems.

According to the oracles, the next day after the dream will be particularly difficult, especially if the sleeper is ill. It also indicates a poor harvest.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Crying

Dreams make us face situations that we tend to avoid in reality. In this case, theres is something that makes you very sad, so it is very important you take note of the other symbols in the dream to discover what is causing you such grief. (See WEEPING and TEARS)

According to oracles, the meaning of this dream is the opposite. So, crying will bring happiness and laughter.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Darkness

Traditionally, it is identified with the principle of evil and the occult forces, though dreaming of darkness possibly reflects your mood, perhaps somewhat depressed or pessimistic.

If the darkness frightens you, perhaps you are afraid to investigate the unknown parts of yourself.

If you get lost in it, the dream is representing your feelings of insecurity, despair, or depression.

If it is, instead, “the darkness before dawn,” your unconscious is optimistic that your prospects are more promising than you think. A light at the end of a tunnel or the stars and the moon shining in the sky is an indication that your aspirations and desires are positive and urgently seek a light to guide you in life and tell you where to go. During the darkness, that’s when the unconscious lives more intensely. For this reason, the night is the symbolic moment in which characters from horror novels such as witches, ghosts, etc. meet These frightening figures are only representing our hidden aspects, or the lower forces mentioned earlier.

The Chinese oracle I Ching, used by Carl Jung to help with dream interpretations, says that when the darkness is so great that you can see absolutely nothing, it is to get darker. So, things can only get better.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Divorce

Dreaming of a divorce is evidence of complicated love affairs and urges you to reflect calmly before making important decisions. This oneiric thought may also reflect an internal division between mind and heart.

If they are not reconciled, you can end up suffering psychological problems. On the other hand, dreams that are generated after a marital separation tend to be distressing. Often, one spouse (particularly the one that has been abandoned) dreams of scenes involving sexual rejection or direct infidelity. Therefore, during the first stages of a divorce, dreams and nightmares are a measure of your disorientation and intense feelings of pain.

According to oneiric oracles, this dream is a warning. It advises you to improve the atmosphere of your domestic environment.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Dog

Throughout history, the dogs have helped man to hunt and drive their herds. They are the emblem of fidelity, friendship, and companionship. In addition, they show a good understanding of our nature. To dream of a dog may reflect the desire to feel loved and protected, to have someone to share life with. Depending on how the dog appears in the dream, however, changes the interpretation of its meaning. Do not forget that this is an animal that behaves aggressively if it does not know you or believes you are threatening the property it defends. In this case, you may be developing an internal conflict with your more instinctive side.

If dog pulls at the leash that ties it, it denotes that your emotions cannot take any more. Maybe you need to act out your anger about something that saddens you.

According to a dream oracle, this dream predicts ruin. In particular, tradition affirms that a gentle, happy, and well behaved dog is an omen of deception.

If the animal barks and bites, the dream is a sign of injuries, betrayals, and adversity.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Escaping

This dream, which typically occurs quite frequently, relates to leaving something behind and opening new horizons. In many cases, it indicates that you do not dare to face particular situation in which you have to take care of problems. However, if this flight gives you a feeling of joy it is a sign that there is hope for the future and for your psychological growth.

According to the oracles, an individual that dreams of escaping danger will soon have to face a major problem.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Eyes

Dreams in which one eye appears indicate the desire to know and to find the truth. Two eyes suggest that you are probably about to have a major revelation. Losing your sight is a sign that you fear being cheated. This dream denotes insecurity and helplessness in the face of all that happens. The eye also represents the masculine sphere, thereby identifying blindness with impotence; have something driven into the eye corresponds symbolically with intercourse. The story of Oedipus going blind after realizing that he unknowingly married his mother, as predicted by the oracle, seems to confirm this correlation of eye-sexuality. However, according to other interpretations, the eyes are “the windows to the soul,” a symbol of wisdom that offers clues about our spiritual state. The condition of the eye will give you plenty of information. For example, if the eyes are shining, there is a healthy inner life; it may also indicate psychic awareness and insight.

If they are green, however, it is likely that you harbor feelings of envy. (See GLASSES)

In the mystical tradition, the eyes are a symbol of higher consciousness.

It is believed that people have a third eye located above the eyebrows, in the center of the forehead. It perceives other dimensions and spiritual realities. In fact, it coincides in its placement with the gland of the brain that produces the chemicals to control consciousness. Many say that, centuries ago, this eye was real but, eventually, ended up being buried in the forehead. In fact, a species of lizard from New Zealand still has this third ocular member on its head.

EYES

analysis of a dream

Angela dreamed: “I was sitting in a park reading a book, when I noticed dozens of eyes flitting around. They were the size of a pea and had small wings on their backs—like flies. At first, it made me laugh; they were of all different colors and kept blinking, closing and opening their small, long- lashed eyelids. But soon I began to feel harassed. They kept watching me intently, they would slip between the pages of my book. I decided to go home, but the eyes began flying after me, determined not to leave me be.”

Angela’s dream is closely related to her profession as an actress. When she had this dream she had to shoot her first nude scene and felt very insecure. She knew that during the shoot there would be many people watching: director, cameraman, makeup artist... and she worried she was not up to the task. The book reflected her desire to prepare well for the moment, to study and rehearse well all the techniques for a convincing, professional performance. However, the eyes stalking her at all times, preventing her from reading, was a message warning that her unconscious fear could stop her.

At the time of the scene, Angela remembered the dream and understood it perfectly. The thought made her smile and immediately relax. She forgot about the eyes all around and concentrated on her role. The scene went well in the first take, and when the director shouted: ‘Cut!,’ everyone applauded.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Face

If you dream of your face, the dream could represent that part of yourself that you show to others, but that is totally opposite to the true you. This is increased if, in the dream, you are putting on makeup. On the other hand, dreaming of an attractive face foretells a period of peace and happiness with your loved ones. In contrast, if it is unpleasant, you should expect the unexpected arrival of something that will harm you economically.

According to oneiric oracles, dreaming of your face announces that a secret will be brought to light.

If it is swollen, you will receive money; if it is pale, in contrast, it foretells that you feel disappointed.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Hare

Because of its great fertility, the hare is associated with sex and, by extension, the female genitals. On the other hand, it is also considered a messenger of the unconscious and the weak but astute part of your personality, that which is found on the edge between conscious and unconscious.

Hares have always been considered figures of misfortune because of the popular belief that they were witches in disguise. Similarly, if a pregnant woman has this dream it meant that her child would have a cleft lip. Nevertheless, there are dream oracles that insist that a hare approaching you portends good luck.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Island

The island is associated with ideas of salvation and refuge, in the case that it is a pleasant dream. On the other hand, an island can become a prison because of the isolation it produces. In general, the island demonstrates a desire to flee from reality, as well as the individualism of everyone.

If you are isolated on the island, you should try to analyze your feelings from other perspectives, since everything indicates that you don’t count on others when making decisions. Keeping in mind that the ocean symbolizes the unconscious mind, the island can signify the desire to stay safe in the conscious Self rather than wanting to investigate your interior. The sea, according to Freud’s studies, also symbolizes the mother figure. This dream, therefore, could be showing your maternal-filial relationship.

If the island is swallowed by water, it may mean that you feel pressured by an overly strict mother or by the lack of control of your unconscious forces. (See ARMOR, CASTILLE, ABANDONMENT, WATER and HERMIT)

In respect to this dream, oracles predict comfort and favorable circumstances.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Jealousy

It is likely you will experience this feeling in real life. The dream manifests all the greed that you unknowingly keep inside you. Likewise, through the unconscious, you have just recognized that you are jealous of your family and friends. These dreams are usually warnings.

Oneiric oracles, in this case, warn against people wanting to argue and hidden influence from some enemies.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Madness

Dreams that talk about the madness of the protagonist are not very frequent.

If this occurs, it may be an unconscious warning about your inappropriate behavior. The cause is surely the desire to stand out or be different than others, tired of the daily grind. On the other hand, dreaming that someone else is not sane reveals a serious concern. It may manifest a dangerous situation related to your finances or your family that has you very worried. This dream also warns you to care for your health.

If we dream that we chance upon a lunatic, good fortune is assured. According to some oracles, it predicts that we meet someone who will positively influence our lives and make us prosper.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Murder

When you dream that you killed someone, you are demonstrating a serious conflict between your aspirations and moral standards with which you are forced to comply. Such dreams must be analyzed very carefully because they indicate the need for deeper knowledge of the self before you reach a situation of real violence.

If in a dream you murder someone you know, you probably have a hidden resentment toward that person. On the other hand, the murdered person could also be a facet of yourself that you have been trying to suppress or destroy.

If the victim is yourself, perhaps you live subdued by your own emotions. The very same instincts that you refuse may be seeking revenge.

Some oracles believe this dream portends sadness. Notwithstanding, many others say that the act of killing someone in a dream surprisingly promises unexpected joy, recovery from of an illness, or a way out of an unfortunate period.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Noise

Noise could predict the interior dialogue that happens in your own thoughts. For this not to occur, practicing meditation before going to sleep helps increase mental calm and peace. The noise could on the other hand also be caused by the subconscious’s need to call your attention so that you value a concrete issue to which you do not give importance in real life.

Some oracles believe that dreaming of loud noises presages the obtaining of a new job.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Nudity

This dream has an ambivalent sense. On one hand, it is a symbol of physical beauty, purity, and divinity (in fact, goddesses like Venus or Diana have always been painted naked); and it reflects a desire for freedom, sincerity, and self-improvement. On the other hand, it represents lust or vain exhibitionism.

If in the dream you feel distressed or embarrassed it means that you reject your own body.

If you see other people naked it can reveal both a desire to know their secret thoughts or a mere sexual attraction. When you find yourself naked in public it denotes anxiety, fear of ridicule, emotional vulnerability, and low self-confidence. You are afraid that others may hurt you if you act spontaneously or make a mistake. Nudity, finally, also means that you feel nostalgia for lost childhood. It represents your true self, without norms or social constraints.

Formerly, mothers used to warn her daughters that if they dreamed of being naked they would soon learn about a scandal. According to some oracles, it predicts that you will make serious mistakes in business affairs, unless you listen to the advice of others. For gypsies, however, this dream brings good luck, especially if the oneiric scene is developed under a starry sky. In general, this dream can also mean innocence.

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analysis of a dream

Mary dreamed: “I was in the office when I realized I was not quite dressed. I had forgotten to put pants on and was not wearing underwear! I tried to get my jersey down so it would cover me but it was too short. I felt really bad, insecure, and helpless. However, my colleagues—all perfectly dressed—did not seem to notice anything. At that time my boss called me to come to his office and I could no longer resist; I burst into tears like a little girl. Seeing me so crushed, Ana (a partner) offered me a jacket so I could tie it around my waist, but she said, ‘Girl, I do not know what’s wrong with you lately, but you get too easily distracted... ’ and continued her work without caring much about my situation. Then I woke up.”

Almost everyone has dreamed of being naked—or half-dressed—in a public place. This dream is often associated with sexuality (with a sexual inadequacy or guilt); but also with the fear of somehow “being exposed,” regarding your private or professional life. However, depending on the circumstances of each person, the meaning varies. In Mary’s case, it reflects her vulnerability at the workplace and a concern for revealing some deficiency or inability to others. In the dream, peers do not seem to notice—or do not pay attention to—her nudity, and that is a reassuring element indicating that perhaps Mary was worried for no reason. Failure to wear trousers and the fear that a figure of authority—such as her boss —would find out reveals her concern for success and professional skills; they could be questioned.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Pain

It is possible that pain in dreams reflects an actual physiological cause. Otherwise, pain is interpreted as atonement or purification. You have to go through hardships in order to grow physically or spiritually. Similarly, it worth taking a look at your diet, your rhythm of life, and your emotions.

According to some oracles, this dream shows that a minor business can make you very unhappy. However, other superstitions ensure that you will receive an unexpected sum of money.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Paper

A sheet of paper may symbolize a new beginning in our lives. Or, also it indicates that you want to express yourself through writing or art.

If the paper is a document, it may refer to a matter from your past. The presence of a paper in dreams also must relate to its written content. However, if you are unable to distinguish this, things change. Not surprisingly, a sheet of paper carried by the wind indicates that your hopes or your purposes are unsound and that you will probably miss the opportunities that arise.

If you are behind a mountain of papers, it represents that you live overwhelmed by stress, excess liability, and major concerns. Wet paper, finally, is a symbol of loss of prestige. (See LIBRARY and NOTEBOOK)

According to the dream-oracles, a blank paper presages a period of pain. However, a paper with writing predicts much joy in love.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Passport

Just like other documents, the passport reveals your identity, that is, your public persona.

If you lose it the dream denotes a profound disorientation and a total lack of motivation to take initiative. The passport also leads to foreign lands and the unknown world of the unconscious. So, this dream can mean that you begin an analysis of your own personality. Perhaps, you are about to embark on the journey of self-knowledge.

If you dream that they examine and stamp the passport, it could mean the approval of a new project or plan.

According to the oracles, passports in dreams are not related to travel at all. In fact, they announce that our love life will improve.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Rags

Rags tend to denote an excess of preoccupation for one’s images and a lack of self confidence.

If you don’t feel well, seeing yourself dressed in rags indicates personal neglect, moral decline, and misery. When the sensation of the dream is pleasant, it reveals the superiority of intellect over the physical or superficial. (See CLOTHES)

Some oracles predict that you will suffer great losses if you have this dream. Other interpretations consider it a sign that you will make a wise decision.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Rejection

You may not want to accept an influence or situation that has been imposed on you in real life.

If you are rejected, the dream reveals that you have hidden feelings of underestimation or that you have distanced yourself from your environment due to lack of confidence. Sometimes this is produced in the sexual plane. According to Freud’s studies, you are the one that rejects yourself: your conscience does not integrate sexual needs of the subconscious. In this sense, it would be as though you were punishing yourself.

Some oneiric oracles believe that the meaning of this dream is the reverse. Generally, rejection foretells successes.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Rose

There are many meanings surrounding this flower, as it symbolizes spiritual richness, perfection, delicateness, and emotions. It tends to be fundamentally associated with love and how you feel with respect you your past and present emotional relationships. So, dreaming that someone gives you a rose indicates that you are going through a moment of emotional plenty. However, if the thorns stab you, the dream reflects a fear of sexual relations. Freud, lastly, associated the flower with the form of female genitals, and due to its usual color, with menstruation.

Since roman times, the rose is the symbol of love. The romans believed that this flower would protect the dead from evil spirits. For this reason, there was a tradition of decorating a tomb with roses. In oneiric terms, it foretells security and protection. Many oracles believe that the omens of this dream are all advantageous.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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