Security and safety. Tying up loose ends and knowing that everything is in its place. Connections and networks. Maintaining those ties you perceive as important. Relationships. Binding yourself to someone or something (e.g., the “ties that bind”).
Note that if the connecting device is being taken off” or opened, the above symbolism is reversed.... The Language of Dreams
Are you being challenged to take note of something or express something? In what sense do you see yourself as a blank piece of paper, and in what sense as a piece of paper that has writing on it?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Dreaming about a white, empty piece of paper means new possibilities and new opportunities; an empty piece of paper promises future possibilities already in the making. Receiving an empty piece of paper from another person: you are under the influence of somebody else (whether negative or positive depends on the rest of the dream images).
If you are looking at pages in a book, it means you are thirsty for knowledge, This is good for studying, and also for finalizing contracts. See Paper and the chapter on “Letters in Dreams.” Looking at many green leaves: expect a happy event; you are entertaining new ideas and establishing interesting goals. Wdted leaves: worries and defeat. Watching falling leaves: misfortune or loss in your family. See Branch, Leaves, Tree.
Depth Psychology: Green leaves symbolize emotional and intellectual growth; wilted leaves stand for what has passed. Vou have lost your footing and feel tossed about like “a leaf in the wind.”... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of newspapers, denotes that frauds will be detected in your dealings, and your reputation will likewise be affected.
To print a newspaper, you will have opportunities of making foreign journeys and friends. Trying, but failing to read a newspaper, denotes that you will fail in some uncertain enterprise. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Something that is news to you, or you have just become, or need to be, aware of, something conscious rather than unconscious; something publicly known about yourself. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Largely in dreams a newspaper will suggest knowledge which is publicly available. It may be information that we require in order to make sense of the world around us, or it may be something which is specific to us.
A tabloid newspaper may suggest sensational material, whereas a quality one would suggest better researched data.
A Sunday newspaper may suggest that we have the ability to assimilate the knowledge we need in periods of rest and relaxation.
A local newspaper signifies that the facts we require arc close to hand.
2- Newspapers in dreams signify- new information available to us which is now conscious, rather than being held subconsciously.
It is information which we need.
A blank page can have two meanings. Firstly; the information may not be available to us for various reasons. Secondly; it may be for us to provide the information for other people to make use of.
3- Spiritually, we should be aware that what we do needs to be for the Greater Good. We need to be more publicly visible.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Reading a newspaper means you will receive interesting news—but who should you believe (everybody is saying something different)? Seeing a newspaper (without reading it): you pay little attention to what is going on around you—but be less cavalier, more observant. Seeing your name in the paper: watch out—someone is determined to wreck your reputation. See Leaf, Name, Paper.
Depth Psychology: A newspaper represents things we don’t know. However, information in newspapers is not always clear; it presents different opinions. Are you uncertain right now about who to believe? Newspapers reveal and expose things: are you afraid that someone is revealing your personal secret?... Dreamers Dictionary
A dream about reading the newspaper is about seeking knowledge that is relevant to your current situation and about receiving information from your unconscious. Pay attention, the headlines are important to your present situation and to your future. See Sign and Prophetic Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Spiritually, we should be aware that what we do needs to be for the greater good. We probably need to be more publicly visible, though we are not particularly comfortable with this.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Newspapers in dreams signify new information available to us of which we are now aware rather than it being held subconsciously.
A blank page in a newspaper can have two meanings: firstly, the information may not be available to us for various reasons; secondly, it may be for us to provide the information for other people to make use of.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Largely in dreams a newspaper will suggest knowledge that is in the public domain. It might be information that we require in order to make sense of the world around us, or something that is specific to us.
A tabloid newspaper in theory may suggest sensational material, whereas a quality one would suggest better researched data.
A sunday newspaper indicates that we have the ability to assimilate the knowledge we need in periods of rest and relaxation.
A local newspaper signifies that the facts we require are close to hand. You might like to consult the entries for communication and media.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To read a newspaper in a dream signifies that events at a distance are conspiring in your favor, to buy a newspaper predicts a quick rise in status; to use a newspaper for wrapping or in any other way indicates a happy reunion with absent friends or relations or the reestablishment of a past happy association.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The dream reveals your desire to be well informed and educated. It shows your fear of public ridicule for not keeping up with news.
Reading several newspapers or magazines denotes a favorable business and portends success. Destroying it announces lies in your inner circle. However, a newspaper can also predict marriage with a wealthy person.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Though these are less and less common in our culture, newspapers are a conduit for a person to connect to important current events. As a symbol, a newspaper relates to how well informed you are in your community and your social experience in life.
The presence of newspapers in your dream may indicate a desire to be better informed about the world in which you live.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If there is anxiety felt in a newspaper dream, then reading a newspaper may indicate concern about one’s reputation. It may also signify the desire to be recognized and acclaimed.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
These, like books, are symbols of information and knowledge but because their contents are more temporary and disposable, they don’t tend to share the symbolism of wisdom with books. The main function of newspapers in waking life is to keep you informed and that is why they can have the same meaning as radio or news bulletins. So if you dreamed of passing a news stand and seeing a headline, the message of that headline may have personal significance for you. If, on the other hand, you dreamed of scanning the newspaper for a news item or advertizement, this may indicate your anticipation or desire to hear some kind of news or result in waking life. Alternatively a dream in which you are flipping through a magazine may suggest that you have become bored with your life and that you are looking for stimulation.
If you remember pausing over a specific article in your dream, perhaps your unconscious is urging you to consider its message or to take time out of your routine to enjoy yourself.
Another interpretation would be that your dreaming mind is urging you to update your knowledge or outlook on life and learn more about the opinions of other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
If in your dreams you unwillingly see them, you will be annoyed with small talk, and perhaps quarrels of a low character.
If you are a newspaper reporter in your dreams, there will be a varied course of travel offered you, though you may experience unpleasant situations, yet there will be some honor and gain attached. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Notebook; Record; Parchment) A sheet of paper in a dream represents an oath, a vow, or a pledge. Writing a note on a piece of paper in a dream means being ungrateful and perfidious toward others.
A writer in a dream also represents someone who is burdened, pressured, doubtful and uncertain, whereby, writing has become his escape goat and a way out of his depression. Ifone’s boss gives him a paper to write somethingon it in a dream, it means that he will solicit something from his boss and eventually receive it.
If one feels uncertain about some people then sees himself holding a pen and a piece of paper in a dream, it means that his obscurity will be replaced with clarity. Holding a piece of paper in a dream also means attaining one’s goal, or completing a project, or finalizing a program. Apaper salesman in a dream represents someone who helps cunning people do their tricks.
(Also see Notebook; Paper; Write; Writer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Blank writing paper: unexpressed sentiments or ideas; opportunity; feeling a lack of communication with someone else. Wrapping paper: depending on the colour and quality, how you feel others see you; the exterior impression of what you are getting or giving in a relationship; the outward appearance of your own potential. Idioms: commit to paper; not worth the paper it’s written on; on paper, paper tiger, pen to paper, paper over the cracks. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Book. Something you are aware of, which is long overdue, needs to be resolved.
A clean, white sheet of paper also symbolizes innocence as well as “empty consciousness.” In a positive sense this could mean a creative emptiness. In a negative sense it indicates a lack of awareness.
It is also a symbol of the spirit. Paper with writing on it is the same as a book, meaning you need to pay attention to the text.
According to Freud, paper is a symbol of femininity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Paper is one of those images which, in dreams, is dependent on the circumstances in the dreamer’s life.
For instance, in a student’s life, paper would suggest the need to pay attention to the studies. In a postman’s life there may be job anxieties, whereas festive wrapping paper could indicate the need for, or the possibility of, celebration.
2- Blank writing paper points to a lack of communication, or need to communicate with someone, but can also suggest a new beginning. Brown paper can highlight the utilitarian side of the dreamer’s nature.
3- There is potential for Spiritual growth through both learning and creativity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Looking at printed paper: you trust others. Torn paper: the conflict you have provoked is your own fault. Be very careful if you get involved in legal matters right now. Plain paper: an important document will suddenly play a large role. Writing or drawing on a piece of paper: you are preoccupied with a personal situation. Printed paper: you are asked to do a lot of unnecessary and unimportant paper work.
Depth Psychology: A plain piece of paper represents either immaturity and lack of experience, or is a sign that you are open to new thoughts and opinions. Paper with print: expect to receive new instructions or spiritual insights that will be useful to you. See Leaf, Newspaper, Writing.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see blank white paper in your dream, signifies your desire to make a fresh start in your life. Alternatively, this dream may represent your desire to express yourself through writing or art.
To see a stack of papers in your dream, suggests you are having to cope with the stress of too many responsibilities in your life.
If you dream of ripping or crumpling up paper, you may be having angry feelings about a love interest or family member. This dream also suggests you are fearful of the opinions of your peers.... My Dream Interpretation
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
This is a symbol for the potential for communication, creative expression, the making of plans, or committing an idea to something permanent by putting it on paper. Writing on paper connects to a need to gain clarity with your thoughts. Reading something written on paper is about attempting to absorb some new idea as an intrinsic part of your knowledge base. Folding a piece of paper might reveal a wish to keep something hidden from others or possibly to break something down into more manageable pieces of information. Doing something atypical with paper, such as origami or cutouts, could connect to being creative in a rebellious fashion. Blank paper might point to the requirement of definitive communication that you are not clear about or unwilling to commit to yet. Reams and reams of paper could align with an overwhelming sense of thoughts or feelings that need to be documented in some way. In the business world there is a phrase that something must “look good on paper,” referring to the strategic planning that precedes taking action. This highlights the impermanence that exists prior to the permanence that a hard copy of a “paper trail” implies.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming about a blank sheet of paper can refer to something that is not expressed, something we have not “put down on paper,” which can be an idea or a communication. Wrapping paper can refer to a gift or to the outer impression something conveys.
A dream about paper can also be alluding to the meaning of a familiar idiom, such as “paper tiger,” “paper over the cracks,” a “paper trail,” or “not worth the paper it’s written on.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: Blank writing paper points to a lack of communication, or need to communicate with someone, but can also suggest a new beginning. Brown paper can highlight the utilitarian side of our nature. Old-fashioned parchment scrolls (which were originally made from animal skins) would suggest longlasting information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
As a paper clip holds paper together, an unwound paper clip may signify that you may be feeling scattered or behaving in a scattered way.
An intact paper clip may signify that you’re wired up or looking “together.’ It may also mention that you may need to hold things together in your life. Thus, the message is “Put things together.”... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you have occasion in your dreams to refer to, or handle, any paper or parchment, you will be threatened with losses. They are likely to be in the nature of a lawsuit.
For a young woman, it means that she will be angry with her lover and that she fears the opinion of acquaintances. Beware, if you are married, of disagreements in the precincts of the home. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream of cleaning up something with paper towels, you need to release your emotions and express them in a productive way. Other dreams about paper towels represent domesticity and the work needed to maintain and keep a household running well.... My Dream Interpretation
(Books; Credentials; Letter; Newspaper; Records; Revelations; Scrolls; Studies) Papers in a dream represent witnesses, guidance, spiritual leaders, knowledge, warnings, or glad tidings. Holding papers in a dream means glad tidings and celebration. Ifa woman hands someone a piece of paper in a dream, then one may expect good news to arrive from one moment to another.
If the woman who hands him the paper covers herself with a veil in the dream, it means that he should be careful. Carrying a folded piece of paper in a dream means that one may have an accident that could be the cause of his death. Ifone sees himselfcarrying a paper in his left hand in a dream, it means that he regrets something he did. Writing a paper with the left hand in a dream means writing poem, or committing abominable actions, or that one will beget a son from adultery.
If a God fearing person sees himself looking at a paper written in a language he cannot decipher in a dream, it means that he will face humiliation or suffer from distress. Ifone is offered a wrapping paper and he finds a newborn baby wrapped inside it in a dream, it means that he will hire a servant with some strings attached to his employment. Ifone is given a newspaper, or a document but does not care to read it in his dream, it means that he may receive an inheritance.
If one reads the title page of a newspaper in a dream, it also means that he may receive an inheritance.
If he quickly browses through it in his dream, then it means debts.
To see one’s records of the Day of Judgment open before his own eyes in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, lack of doubt and true belief in what God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace, brought from his Lord.
Having a pen or a pencil in your dream may be symbolic of your need to communicate with yourself or others. Our ability to communicate through written language is a vitally important and necessary part of life. When we take our pen and write a check to pay bills, it can still be considered a form of communication! Writing is a form of self-expression, provides us with another way to think and express our thoughts. Dreams with writing tools in them, may be an encouragement for you to write and communicate. Whether you need to communicate with yourself or others, in private or professional life, is up to you to determine. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The ability to transcribe and translate spiritual knowledge into recognizable images and to keep a record of that information is a necessary part of personal development. Such records and especially the ability to keep a journal are an invaluable part of dream recording.
Dreaming of a pen or pencil may also suggest that we could attempt automatic or inspired writing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If a pen or pencil appears in a dream we are expressing or recognizing the need to communicate with other people.
If the pen will not work we do not understand information we have been given.
If we cannot find a tool to write with we do not have enough information to proceed with an aspect of our lives. You may also wish to consult the entries for ink, inspire, paper / parchment and writing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of pencils, denotes favorable occupations.
For a young woman to write with one, foretells she will be fortunate in marriage, if she does not rub out words; in that case, she will be disappointed in her lover. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a young woman should be given a pencil in a dream and should recognize the giver, she will do well to avoid that person’s company because no friendship can exist between them.
A maiden who writes a note whiíe dreaming will have a most desirable lover.
If the point of the pencil breaks as she writes, she must look to some future sudden parting with her sweetheart.
Should she dream that she erases the words, there is an indication that her love affair will be one that she wishes to forget.
A young man who sees himself in a dream writing large letters with a heavy, black lead pencil will find an easy path to a successful love ail air and a fortunate business career.... The Complete Dream Book
To see a pencil in your dream is generally good luck. However, this dream can also suggest that a certain relationship won’t last long.
To dream of sharpening a pencil, whether it is you or someone else doing the sharpening, suggests that you need to be more flexible in your way of thinking. Listen to what others have to say and don’t be so quick to reject their views and opinions. Also see “Pencil Case” and “Pencil Crayons”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
Good health, good luck, and the time to enjoy them is the message in a dream featuring pencils, and this applies even if your dream involved having to sell them.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This is a dream that’s of special interest for those who do creative activities, because it is a symbol of self-expression. To see yourself writing down or drawing something indicates the desire to collect scattered ideas, to order them and shape them into new projects. Sometimes what is written or drawn is a key to completing a real task.
If in the dream, the pencil or pen you are using does not write, it means someone will accuse you of immorality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This is a dream about communication that is changeable or impermanent.
A pencil symbolically connects with communication issues.
The fact that they are erasable adds an element of impermanence to the meaning and therefore a lack of commitment. By varying the pressure applied with a pencil, you can create different shades of gray, which implies a level of subtlety and textural meaning to the communication represented by this symbol in a dream.
If you are using a pencil so that errors can be fixed, you may be dreaming about a desire to undo something not aligned with your original intention. Look to areas in your life where you are struggling to be clear and accurate. Also consider your integrity with regard to recent communication. With a pencil, you can erase a statement you wish you hadn’t made.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are carrying or using a pencil case suggests you are keeping secrets.
If you dream of dropping or losing your pencil case, this signifies loss of power and control of possessions. It may also suggest that you feel like you’re losing touch with the “real” you.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of pencil crayons (colored pencils) represents some childhood memories, or a period of time where you were more carefree. This dream is also symbolic of your creativity. You may need to think “outside the lines” and explore more unconventional thoughts and ways of doing things, in order to achieve your goals. Look up the specific colors of the crayons for added meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
(Blade) A pencil sharpener in a dream represents a good son who is envied by people. Seeing a pencil sharpener in a dream means that one will be gifted with such a beautiful son. In a dream, a pencil sharpener also represents a writer or an author. Ifone sees himself holding a pencil sharpener in a dream, it means reconciliation with a woman with whom he has been separated for sometime.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of toilet paper symbolize that you are wiping away your troubles, cleansing and clearing negativity from your life, and releasing energetic residue you might have from unhealthy relationships or old disempowering life circumstances.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: If you are wallpapering one or more rooms: you would like to change something in your life, but the desire is still residing in your unconscious.
Depth Psychology: A dream about wallpaper is a challenge to express more feelings, intentions, and thoughts, and to throw away the mask you’ve been hiding behind. See Mask, Painting.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you or someone else is hanging up wallpaper, suggests that you are putting up a barrier between yourself and others. It also suggest that you are covering something up - a secret of sorts. Alternatively, it may mean something that needs beautifying.
To dream that you are peeling or stripping off wallpaper, symbolizes that you are beginning to let your guard down or allow yourself to connect more readily with others. It also indicates that you are revealing aspects of yourself that have been kept well hidden.
The color and pattern of the wallpaper in your dream will offer clues as what kind of barrier, secret, or feeling is being represented by the wallpaper.... My Dream Interpretation
Whether you hung it yourself or observed it being done, the dream pertains to an alteration in your social status, but its meaning must be determined by reference to the colors (if any) and the outcome of the exercise.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams