Dreaming about Alaska (if you do not live there), suggests that you are feeling stuck in some way. You may be lacking a flow of ideas and thoughts, or feeling emotionally paralyzed. You need to let your feelings be known.... My Dream Interpretation
Alaska is a breathtakingly beautiful state in the northwest of the United States that is plunged into almost total darkness for several months every year.
If it appears in your dreams, it may either suggest untapped natural talents that are yet to be discovered or the need to take time for careful reflection. The Alaska Highway signifies a rugged path with a road that isn’t as rough as might be expected.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of seeing or carrying a basket, signifies that you will meet unqualified success, if the basket is full; but empty baskets indicate discontent and sorrow. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The contents of the basket are important. Symbolically, the basket is connected to the element Earth, the same way the chalice is to water. In that sense, the basket always is connected to being grounded. Ask yourself if you are doing all right in your everyday existence. Do you have reason to be dissatisfied, or are you looking for security and more acceptance? According to psychoanalysis, the basket represents the female sexual organ in a man s dream.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The shape of a basket makes it a natural symbol of the womb, the feminine aspect, and pregnajicy.
If the basket is full, a sign of productivity and providence. Conversely, an empty-basket speaks of something in your life that is wanting for fulfillment.
WTiat specifically does the basket contain? If it’s filled with eggs, this can either portend productivity, or act as a warning not to “keep all your eggs in one basket.”
Harvest, fertility-, or unexpected surprises. Several important legends center around children found in floating baskets filled with rushes, including the story of Moses, and Romulus and Remus.... The Language of Dreams
As a container made of natural fiber, a basket may refer to sharing your natural qualities with others. When holding fruit, a basket represents receiving or giving the bounty of nature or the fruits of your labor.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Symbol: The basket is an ancient symbol for the womb. Vision: Holding an empty basket: be prepared for a disappointment in matters of love. Handing a basket to someone else: you are denying someone’s request or deciding against something. Looking at a flower basket: good times, great happiness, and a gift. Looking at a laundry basket: dishonest people are taking advantage of you.
Depth Psychology: A basket reflects an unconscious fear that you are going to be denied something or meet with rejection.
The basket also represents “the harvest of life,” the work you have accomplished.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of an empty basket symbolize either receptivity or feelings of emptiness.
If the basket is filled, then whatever the basket is filled with represents the type of abundance you are experiencing in your life. Also, if you dream of weaving a basket, then this symbolizes your ability to weave together seeming random and misplaced aspects of yourself together into a unified, wholesome container. Consider the feeling tone. See Goddess Athena, Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be attempting to fill a basket can mean that we are trying to increase our talents and abilities. Somehow we feel we do not have ‘enough’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Because of its connection with the feminine, in a man’s dream a basket can suggest domesticity or his caring nature. In a woman’s dream, if she finds the basket heavy, she may be finding her responsibilities a burden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) Like other receptacles and hollow things, a basket may be a symbol of the feminine. See also Woman.
(2) A basket full of fruit or other provisions may symbolize well-being. An empty basket, besides symbolizing the feminine, might represent (unconscious feelings of) personal emptiness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
As a symbol of the womb, if a woman dreams of a basket in which there is a baby, this points to a possible pregnancy.
If it is seen by a man, it is a sign that he should carry out projects he had in mind. A basket with flowers indicates joys for the couple; with bread, economic problems; and with spoiled fruit, long-term litigation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A basket is a container, and the purpose it exhibits is the essence of the symbolic meaning. When you put things in a basket, you are more able to take them with you. In this way, a basket is a symbol of organization and efficacy around keeping with you what you desire. In a dream, a basket is asking you to consider how well you are able to contain all that you need. There is also an implication with this image that something will be or has been transported.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For traditional psychiatrists, baskets, like almost any receptacle into which something can be put, can represent the female principle. Baskets have more general connotations with harvests, babies, baked goods, and so forth, any of which could be indicated, depending on what the dreamer sees in the basket during her or his dream. An empty basket, on the other hand, can symbolize a feeling of emptiness or a sense of lack. (See also Bag).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Basketball is a team sport made up of unusually tall men or women.
A basketball game may represent a situation that calls you to stand tall and demonstrate pnde. It may signify sinking a basket or clinching a deal through some competitive action.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If someone sees himself or another basking before a fire it means he will pursue and thus magnify a certain matter to such an extent that he will profit from it. Consequently, his poverty will come to an end. For, cold symbolizes poverty while heat symbolizes wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: It is more likely to be the content of the cask which has meaning on a psychological level and such a dream indicates our ability to be creative with raw materials – to fashion something of value.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Since a cask or barrel is often hand-made, to dream of one indicates the care taken in dealing with our own emotional make-up. This is because a cask was, and is, mostly used for storage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: For a woman a cask will represent her ability to preserve her culture or ideas, but for a man it is more likely that he feels he has the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of his labours.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a casket symbolize your feelings and attitudes about death, change and transition in relationships or business. Dreams of a casket are also about being contained and supported while you move from one phase of your life to the next. See Death.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Should you dream of a well appointed coffin and it is empty then does this show that you will soon lose a close friend, (not necessarily through death, but rather, death of a friendship).
If you see a body in the coffin you will soon have sadness, but if the person in the coffin is the dreamer then is this a contrary dream and the dreamer can expect some very good luck.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream about a damask rose bush in the wild foretells of a marriage within your family.
To dream that you are given a bouquet or damask roses indicates that you will discover a true and honest companion in life.
For women, if you dream that you are given a damask rose and place it in you hair, this suggests that you will be swindled by an individual whom you considered to be a faithful friend.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband.
It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continuing love, the dream may become as below.
The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).
A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disappointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.
The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.
The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memories of him. What arises in their own lives from such memories is the observable influence of the now dead person.
But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on television, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.
The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.
The photograph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a desperate housewife or of the show, “Desperate Housewives” denote your connection to the dark side of femininity: vindictiveness, competition, beauty used as a weapon, and victimization. See Drama Queen and Karma.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A woman is the intuitive, creative part of self. Whatever qualities, characteristics, and lessons that you associate with that person you may be learning about again. Pay attention.... The Dream Books Symbols
Dreams of an ex are about venting, sorting and processing your ties to your former lovers. You are realizing that those relationships do not end when the divorce papers are signed. Often an ex represents a part of your shadow that you must face and embrace, erased and eventually replace. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Picnic basket; Traveller’s pouch)Afood basket in a dream represents an important journey, financial comfort, or interchanging conditions between poverty and distress.
If a traveller sees himself carrying a food basket in a dream, it means that he will take a positive look at things, or that he will walk a step forward that will bring benefits to him and to his family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The frustration of everyday chores at home and work can sometimes translate into images of impossible tasks in dreams, such as building an enormous house of cards or painting a wall with a toothbrush. In some cases, humiliating and pointless dream tasks are conjured up by your dreaming mind to teach you a lesson in humility. See also PUZZLES.... The Element Encyclopedia
The gas mask is an instrument of protection against airborne poisons. Anything that relates to air connects to the world of intellect and thinking. Poisonous gas is a symbol for thoughts, ideas, and consciousness that are floating around the atmosphere and can harm you.
The gas mask is therefore a symbol for the protection needed to keep such ideas from harming you. Is the environment in which you find yourself in your life right now toxic?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Compensation and reconciliation of differences, melding of male and female energies. Usually, the dreamer’s own characteristics are indicated. Longing for partnership, particularly in a divorce or separation situation; or fear of marriage and commitment. Are you able to accept the Other? Are you able to preserve the space between yourself and the Other, and experience it as positive? However, you also ought to ask yourself if you are expecting your partner to fulfill all your desires, or are you willing to work for them yourself? Transference.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream that you are wearing a mask, denotes temporary trouble, as your conduct towards some dear one will be misinterpreted, and your endeavors to aid that one will be misunderstood, but you will profit by the temporary estrangements.
To see others masking, denotes that you will combat falsehood and envy.
To see a mask in your dreams, denotes some person will be unfaithful to you, and your affairs will suffer also.
For a young woman to dream that she wears a mask, foretells she will endeavor to impose upon some friendly person.
If she unmasks, or sees others doing so, she will fail to gain the admiration sought for. She should demean herself modestly after this dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Veil) If a man sees himself wearing a mask in a dream, it means that he may commit adultery with his servant or his housekeeper. Wearing a mask in a dream also means developing gratitude and contentment.
Our false self we put on in meeting others. Latent qualities we can express or don when needed—a mother might be a tigress when her children are threatened, but a meek person otherwise, her tigress would not be ‘false’. Ego less. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Most people have a facade they put on for others, particularly at a first meeting.
To dream of a mask often alerts us to cither our own or other people’s facade. When we are not being true to ourselves we can often experience this in dreams as a ‘negative’ or frightening mask.
2- When we are trying to protect ourselves and prevent other people knowing what we arc thinking or feeling, we ‘mask’ ourselves.
A mask appearing in a dream can therefore represent concealment. Additionally in primitive cultures, to wear a mask such as that of an animal gave the wearer the powers of that animal. In Shamanism that is still accepted today:
3- The Death Mask, either our own or another’s, can appear in dreams as a signal that it is time to put an end to a spiritual game we arc playing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Facades. Tilings not being what they seem. Or, the image you present to the world being only a partial truth.
Adapting to difficult circumstances: Ancient people wore masks to help them commune with specific energies. Today, we don figurative masks and temporary per-sonas when faced with new, unfamiliar, or demanding situations. This results in stressing particular characteristics that help us cope in these new settings.
The element of surprise and mystery, like at a costumed dance where you wonder what’s behind the mask.
Emotions or ideas that abide in your subconscious may manifest through a dream mask’s color, shape, or depiction.
For example, a red mask that looks angry can reveal your own outrage that was either subdued or silenced.
Jungian: The dreamer’s connection to the archetypes in the Collective Unconscious, mediating therein between two distinct factions, such as the mundane and the supernatural aspects of self.... The Language of Dreams
A young woman, who dreams of being at a party where masks are worn should beware of unseemly behavior in public.
If she unmasks, it is a sign that through her honesty she will find herself in difficulties through no fault of her own but, nevertheless, her trials will seem serious until they are finally overcome.... The Complete Dream Book
Symbol: A mask refers to a cynical attitude in the “theater of Life.*
Vision: Looking at a mask: you are either trying to hide your true self or the dream is a warning of false friends or an intrigue. Don’t be fooled by others and don’t fool yourself! Seeing a person with a mask: a good friend is shamelessly deceiving you. Watching a masked ball or being at one: you like to play with the feelings of other people (consciously or unconsciously).
The dream might also be warning about other people who are playing with your affections.
Depth Psychology: The mask is a sign that you are afraid of the truth or emotional “unmasking.” Are you unsure about the intentions of other people or maybe your own? See Makeup.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a mask represent a desire to be uninhibited.
A mask can represent shame about your authentic self, fear that you are not good enough, powerful enough, or strong enough, and that you are unwilling to be authentic and naked. Keep in mind that sometimes the wearing of a mask is a necessary step of evolution until your ego has integrated the power the mask symbolizes, at which point, the mask is no longer necessary. Masks also represent ancient symbols of power, evoking the medicine (qualities) of the Gods/Goddesses they represent.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: Most people have a facade they put on for others, particularly at a first meeting.
To dream of a mask often alerts us to either our own or other people’s facade. When we are not being true to ourselves we can often experience this in dreams as a ‘negative’ or frightening mask. You might also like to consult the entries for animals and shaman.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The mask is a symbol of concealment involving deception. This applies to the dreamer wearing a mask in order to withhold a past action from somebody very important to the dreamer. It can pertain to love, falsehood, theft, anything incriminating.
If somebody else is wearing the mask, the dreamer becomes the victim of the deception or becomes suspicious of the wearer of the mask.
To see many people with masks indicates envious friends or associates.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(1) A mask may represent the persona, the image you present to the world. Perhaps the dream is asking you to take a fresh look at that image and also to look behind it. It may have served you and supported your ego in the past, but possibly you are now beginning - or being urged - to see yourself in a new way.
(2) An animal or other strange mask may symbolize something in your unconscious that demands attention. Associated feelings of frenzy might suggest that what is depicted by the mask is threatening to take over control from the conscious ego. To be on the safe side, you could consult a psychotherapist.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream that you disguise yourself with a mask reveals that you do not feel comfortable with your personality. Consequently, you hide behind an artificial element to become successful. Although the mask may protect you from others, this attitude leaves your true self on a lower plane. You must ask yourself why you put it on.
It is necessary to gather your courage to be who you really are.
According to Arab tradition, he who has a pure soul will never be disappointed by his dreams. Otherwise, it will means that we are fooling ourselves.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A mask covers the true face and presents a particular version of one’s persona to the world. This is a symbol for the way in which human beings never quite reveal all of who they are, but there are masks that are presented to the world. This occurs in degrees of authenticity, and a mask in a dream indicates a stronger separation between what is being presented and the true identity that is hidden below. Consider the mask itself from the dream; if you know what it looks like, you will have a better idea of what you are trying to portray at the time of the dream.
If the mask is being removed, you are stepping into a more genuine version of your self-expression.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Masks suggest the deceptive appearance we present to others in waking life.
If you see a pair of masks, this can symbolize your inherent duality—in Jungian terms, the opposed forces of light and shadow that exist within each one of us. Dreams that feature costumes, fancy dress or drag suggest that you are attempting to disguise some aspect of your personality. Dreams of transvestism—deliberately dressing in clothes of the opposite sex—are unlikely to be about sexual preference but more about the need to balance the masculine and feminine aspects of your personality.
If you are wearing a historical costume in your dream, either for a play or as normal dress, then perhaps your image needs updating or a part of you is disguising your real self.
If you come face to face with someone in your dream and they are wearing a mask, your dreaming mind is sending you a powerful message that you believe they are wearing a false mask in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Accoucheuse) In a dream, a midwife means revealing hidden secrets that when unveiled, they will cause injuries or death. Seeing a midwife in a dream also denotes good advice. Seeing her in a dream also indicates walking through adversities, reaching peace, initiating fascination, or she could represent trials, evil, crying, or paying a fine.
(Also see Dromedary rider)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a midwife: a long-held secret is going to be revealed. Speaking to a midwife: celebrating a baptism or you will watch the birth of a child. Being examined by a midwife: you have a bad conscience and want help and relief.
Depth Psychology: The midwife stands for needing help in the Birth of a new idea.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a midwife symbolize that you have support to assist you through the birthing process of a new chapter of your life, a new creative project, a new relationship, or a new incarnation of yourself. See Birth, Infant, Delivery and Angel.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a pastor in your dream, or dream that you are a pastor, suggest that you need to be more compassionate and understanding in some situation or relationship. Alternatively, it indicates that you have overstepped your boundaries and invaded another person’s rights.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a pastor: your constant “preaching”—or telling people what to do all the time—is making you increasingly unpopular. Being the pastor: even if it is difficult, have the courage to admit or confess to something you have done. Speaking with a pastor: you are feeling guilty about something—come clean and reduce the pressure.
Depth Psychology: See Church, Preacher, Priest.... Dreamers Dictionary
To fully understand the message of a dream in which a celebrity features you need to hone in on the quality they represent and decide whether it pertains to someone you know, or to some aspect of yourself. First you need to consider the outstanding trait for which that celebrity is famous, then you need to think about what makes that person stand out for you. For example if you dream of Madonna, why didn’t your dreaming mind select another female singer, for example Shirley Bassey? What is it about Madonna that inspires you? Is it her drive, her ambition, her feistiness or her ability to reinvent herself? Try to spell out in your mind the qualities this person stands for and what trait is being shown. Then consider the implications. Celebrity dreams may seem sweet or even corny, but they do have a powerful energy.
If you think the celebrity represents a quality in yourself you’d like to foster, don’t assume you have to copy them and follow their life path. Remember dreams only depict the essence of something; the way you choose to put that energy to work, and how it appears in your life, is entirely up to you.... The Element Encyclopedia
If it is empty it indicates material, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual poverty.
A basket full of fruit promises romantic pleasures; full of flowers, happiness in love; a basket full of gold, abundance and fertility; an empty one, loneliness and unrequited affections; a closed one, secrets.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a Stepford Wife represents your attempts to live up to an impossible ideal of the perfect woman, wife, and mother. You are realizing the price you pay when you strive for the outer appearance of perfection while ignoring the richness of your soul. Perhaps this dream is here to remind you that you are already perfect.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A wife in a dream represents a partner, an enemy, an unjust ruler, one’s opponent, prosperity, a vehicle, earthly wealth, worldly pleasures, the combination of comfort and toiling, or she could mean honor, class, or whatever indication of personality or character the wife may stand for in the dream.
(Also see Climbing a mountain; Closet; Hide-out; Kh.imiir; Marriage; Protection; Veil)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a wife reflect your feelings and associations with marriage, and your projections about what a woman’s role in a wedded partnership should be. Consider the feeling tone to discern its message for you. You are either feeling in need of the goddess archetype that stabilizes home and family, or you are grappling with resistance, rebellion or feelings of betrayal toward this domestic archetype. See Goddess Hera.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(1) The wife in a man’s dream may be his own wife, with no symbolism at all.
(2) Even so, bear in mind that the way you relate to your wife (in the dream or in reality) may contain elements of your relation with your mother or your anima. (For anima, see Brother / Sister, sections
(3) Seeing a deceased wife is common. Try to feel her - and your love for her - within yourself, rather than as an external presence.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
This dream could refer to the real dreamer’s wife or certain feminine traits. Freud’s studies suggest that your behavior toward her can be reminiscent of the relation you maintained with your mother during childhood.
Dreaming of a single man walking next to a woman claiming to be his wife predicts unexpected news.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As with women dreaming about their husbands, to dream of your wife may simply be a dream about your relationship and your unconscious feelings about it. This dream may be about your real partner or it may represent the feminine side of your personality. According to Freudians, the way you relate to your wife in your dream may contain elements reminiscent of your relationship with your mother.
If you find yourself in a love triangle in your dream this indicates a difficult conflict of interests and shifting feelings within a relationship.
If your first wife appears in your dreams this represents the past; competition for the second wife.
If a widow appears in your dreams, this represents fears about the break-up of your relationship, or even the desire to break a relationship. It can also suggest feelings of loneliness or loss.
If you are a married woman dreaming about being a widow, this indicates fears about losing your husband or a desire to be free of him. Unmarried women dreaming of, or meeting, a widow might indicate anxieties about a relationship or the prospect of one. See also Gay relationships in RELATIONSHIPS.... The Element Encyclopedia
The relationship between husband and wife is often based on how the man perceives himself to be, and can be enhanced through his dreams.
Dreaming of a partner sometimes signifies the part of our personality that we cannot quite make full use of without help.
A man will often attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He may experience in dreams the potential loss and death of his partner with the same intensity as he experienced the first ‘loss’ of his mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a person sees himself as sewing or joining his wife’s garments or burqa or head-cloth, it means he will quarrel with her and she is turn will come to find out all that his relatives know... Islamic Dream Interpretation