To oversimplify the difference between Freud and Adler, Freud focused on sex and aggression and Adler focused on power and status. Adler viewed much human motivation as originating during the lengthy period of child- hood, when we are relatively powerless to control our lives. In response to this feeling of helpless- ness, the human being, according to Adler, develops a powerful urge to master his or her world. This desire for control and mastery becomes the central drive in human life.
Dreams would clearly have a different significance for Adler than they had for Freud. In Freudian theory, dreams are fundamentally arenas within which inner tensions, many of them safely hidden from view in the unconscious, could be safely discharged. Often these tensions have roots in infantile conflicts, making dreams pasoriented. For Adler, on the other hand, dreams become part of the larger project of the individual to master his or her life. In particular, dreams come about as a result of an effort—whether that effort is effective or not—to anticipate future situations, so as to allow us to imaginatively prepare for them. Although dreams are intended to help the dreamer acquire more control over his or her world, Adler recognized that many dreams are maladaptive, in the sense that, if one were to actu- ally follow their guidance, the practical results would be to detract from, rather than enhance, the goal of mastery over one’s environment.
Adler’s views provide a radically different perspective on dreams from Freud’s. For Freud dreams serve to discharge inner tensions originat- ing in the past and hidden in the unconscious, whereas for Adler the function of dreams is to anticipate the future. Also, one of the results of Adler’s portrayal of dreams is to make them more related to the thoughts and motivations of waking consciousness, in marked contrast to Freud’s portrayal, which emphasizes the disjunction between the waking and the dreaming state. Adler’s ideas, particularly as developed and for- mulated by later theorists, have influenced many contemporary therapists.... Dreampedia
Apple: Symbol of living life to the full, focusing mind and heart together positively.
Ash: Prosperity, protection, healing.
Aspen: Intuitive knowledge, understanding.
Beech: Inspires us to let go of old patterns, to see more of the good that is in the world. Also a symbol of narrow-mindedness and sorrow.
Birch: Protection, purification.
Blackthorn: Cleansing and renewal, leading to a sudden, spontaneous flowing of the spirit.
Cherry: Success, productivity.
Dogwood: Clarity, vision.
Elder: Exorcism, prosperity, banishing, healing.
Elm: Mystery, encourages renewed faith in the value of our life’s work.
Fir: Ancient wisdom, regeneration.
Hawthorn: Fertility, prosperity.
Hazel: Manifestation, protection, fertility.
Maple: Luck, strength, family.
Pear: Hope, generosity, inner growth .
Pine: Ancient wisdom, eternal life .
Poplar: Vision, peace.
Rowan: Healing, empowerment.
Willow: Love, healing, protection, fertility.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your dream tree was covered in spring blossoms and tiny leaf buds, the association is with spring, and the vigor and energy of youth.
If the tree was covered in deep green foliage, this suggests summer or the prime of life; if its leaves were starting to fall, this suggests autumn and middle age; and if the tree looked bare, this suggests winter and old age, or concerns about getting older.
According to Freudians, acorns are a phallic symbol and nuts symbols of the female genitals, so seeds and nuts on the tree can suggest new beginnings. Seedlings and saplings are generally associated with young children, flourishing and mature trees suggest maturity and ancient trees, old age. A dead or withered tree could be a symbol of a lost loved one; it not only reminds us that all living things die, but also that the cycle of rebirth and new beginnings never ends.
If your dreaming mind featured a tree with a crown or apex (or you dreamed of climbing a tree and struggling to reach the top), this suggests a desire for spiritual growth. Alternatively, it could suggest ambition in your professional life or the desire for safety or refuge, as when you climb a tree to escape.
If you dreamed of a falling tree, this represents a sense of threat to your identity.
Tall trees are a symbol of aspiration and reaching up to the sky, whilst a short tree is a symbol of low aspirations or selling yourself short. A tree that is fallen or cut down may symbolize obstacles in your path, and a tree struck by lightning or in flames may represent a situation that is about to erupt. It can also symbolize electrified energy or being ’on fire’ for a goal or desire. See also Forest entry in PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Looking at many apples in a tree: you have many friends. Eating a red apple: love will enter your life soon.
If single, you will meet a new partner; if married, you will experience a renewal of your love life.
If the apple has worms: frustration or separation.
If it is full of worms: problems in your love relationship.
If the apple is rotten: trouble is on the horizon. Biting into a sour apple: for better or worse, you must deal with an unpleasant situation.
A golden apple: you are gaining self-knowledge. Giving a woman an apple: you will find a new female friend. Looking at an apple tree in bloom: business success. Looking at an apple tree just before harvest: chances for profit are good.
Depth Psychology: The apple, the biblical symbol of original sin, is always a symbol for love.
The state of the apple indicates the state of the dreamer’s love life. Since the apple always stands for sensual/worldly temptations, you might be thinking of giving in to them. See Fruit.... Dreamers Dictionary
An armored truck may also signify the need to protect your bank account from yourself or others, or it may be an indication that you have met someone who heavily guards their money and other resources.
(See Truck)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreaming of sitting beneath or near an ash tree can symbolize growing intuition, or perhaps a calling to follow a Druidical path spiritually.
The Norse honored the ash as being the World Tree in their mythology.
If you are of Norse decent, this tree may represent your own familial lines and ties (see Trees, Yggdrasit).... The Language of Dreams
It is generally a good dream for everybody. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The Bodi tree represents the tree of life and wisdom.
(See Buddha.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The greener is its color, the greater is such a person. Seeing the buckthorn tree in a dream means rising in station, developing piety and gaining knowledge. Eating its fruit in a dream means that one may fall victim to a sickness. Climbing a buckthorn tree in a dream means depression and adversities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself in a dream concluding his ablution or ritual bath with the essence of a Carnelianred, it means that he owns something blessed. Such blessings will manifest in one’s work and success in his material as well as spiritual life.
A Carnelian-red stone in a dream also represents one’s progeny, good religious conduct, good character, while seeing the white variety of this stone has a stronger meaning 70 and a better attribute than the red.
(Also see Aqiq canyons; Aqiqah rites)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: See Furniture, Chair, Sofa. Chalice
Vision: Seeing a chalice: great sorrow ahead. Drinking from a chalice: joy and calm waters are yours right now. Breaking a chalice: bad news will spoil your fun.
Depth Psychology: The chalice symbolizes the “vessel of your soul, “ where all your emotions, hopes, and desires reside and of which you are only partly aware. It also is representative of the relationship you have with your feminine side and your mother. Often the chalice stands for the “cup of sorrow.” See Cup, Container.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Sweet fruits, like cherries, usually represent erotic feelings.
The cherry tree stands for a disappointing love affair. See Fruit, Tree.... Dreamers Dictionary
A chestnut tree indicates you will have sons. See also Tree.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To see one dismantled, foretells some painful incident will follow occasions of festivity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- We may recognise in a Christmas tree the lightening up of a situation which has been either oppressive or depressive.
3- The tree of rebirth and immortality, because of its evergreen qualities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If your dream of a Christmas Tree occurs in December, it may indicate the expected pleasures and anxieties associated with the holiday season.... My Dream Interpretation
A Christmas tree: expect a lot of joy and happiness.... Dreamers Dictionary
(1) If in a dream you are - or feel - cornered, this w ill symbolize some frustration in yourself, the causes of which may be internal or external. In either case, you are being called on to make a decision. Ultimately the choice is between sliding into a neurosis and taking control of the situation (internal or external).
(2) Turning a comer, on the other hand, may signify taking a new direction in life; taking a turn for the better. See also Left, Right / Left.
cow... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(Also see Resin)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To credit another, warns you to be careful of your affairs, as you are likely to trust those who will eventually work you harm.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A relative, friend or associate owes one emotional consideration.
3. One owes some consideration of some sort to friends, relatives, associates. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If your dream involved the use of credit other than your own, you can look forward to a period of easy money.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you’re having financial difficulties in real life, this dream may simply symbolize your real troubles and/or attitudes related to money, work, and saving.
If you dream about losing your credit card, this suggests you are being careless in some aspect of your waking life.
A dream of having your credit card stolen suggests that something or someone is robbing you of vital energy.... My Dream Interpretation
If the tree is misshapen then it foretells of a time of domestic unrest.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of yourself as the daredevil may be showing you that you are leaping into a situation before you have thought it through. Speaking to a daredevil within a dream suggests that heightened awareness is called for to keep you in balance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If such a fear-based dream image appears, experiment with different behaviors. Changing your behavior almost always leads out of the dead-end situation.
The experience of a dead-end street is, from a developmental point of view, absolutely essential.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the top half of your body is missing, this indicates lack of reasoning and emotional intelligence.
If the bottom half is missing, this relates to loss, or denial of instincts and sexuality.
If the body is injured or you see injuries, this suggests emotional scars or hurts, or repressed anger.
If the body is cut open, this indicates a vital change within yourself or the release of emotional tension.
In times past, such dreams were interpreted as the release of ‘evil spirits’, hence the association of a sometimes painful release of tension.
Loss of limbs in a body usually indicates a sense of inadequacy, sometimes connected with the limb that is lost. For example, loss of legs could suggest an inability to stand up for yourself or someone dependent on you. Loss of an arm could indicate an inability to influence other people, or to give and receive.
If your body is burnt in the dream, this suggests an emotional scar, and if the burn is painful, this suggests that you are relating to this hurt in an unhelpful, self-destructive way. If, however, the burning isn’t painful, it has a more positive interpretation: feelings of potential and new beginnings.
Marks on the body in a dream suggest things you carry with you in life, or experiences that have marked you.
If your body is crawling with maggots, this indicates the need to cleanse your body of toxins, infection or resentment. A murdered body in a dream represents aspects of your life that you find hard to deal with, such as anger towards a family member. Sometimes such anger may be a way of avoiding the real issues involved and, if this is the case, the dream murder may show how you feel about being ‘murdered’ by lack of love or trust.
If you are pulling things out of your body in your dream, this suggests growing self-knowledge; you are becoming aware of thoughts and emotions of which you were previously unaware. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a sick person sees himself in a dream inflamed with love it may mean his death. Fire in a dream also means love. Love in a dream also means heedlessness and failure to fulfill one’s religious obligations. It also means financial losses, losing one’s child, divorce, despise of one’s friends, hunger, travels, sickness or dangers. Being enamored with God in a dream means a strong devotion and certitude. Pretending to be in love in one’s dream means straying from God’s path. Ifone finally reaches his beloved to mates with in the dream, it means that adversities may strike at him, or affect his or her beloved.
(Also see Love)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Drawing together the symbols of the Sun and the Eagle, this image represents our ability to move into other areas of perception and knowledge.
The Centre. Solar Power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Eating figs means expectations and hopes in matters of love will be fulfilled soon. Seeing dried figs means your assets are shrinking. Someone is giving you figs: a friendly relationship becomes more intense. Seeing a fig tree: hold your sexual urges in check. You see one or several figs: you are longing for love.
Depth Psychology: The fig is a symbol of sexual needs and erotic adventures.
The fig leaf means innocence and chastity that you would like to parade in front of other people.
The fig tree warns you about one-sided desires for purely sexual gratification.... Dreamers Dictionary
The sacred fig is the bo tree and is revered by buddhists and hindus alike. It was beneath this tree that guatama buddha received enlightenment. Jesus is said to have blasted the fig tree, when it would not provide him with nourishment.
The fig tree in dreams usually suggests that we are in touch with a deeper spiritual awareness of which we have previously had no conscious knowledge.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of eating figs may well be a recognition that some kind of celebration is necessary although equally that a situation holds more potential than at first thought.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of eating figs may well be a recognition that some kind of celebration is necessary although equally that a situation holds more potential than at first thought.
2- The fig tree in dreams usually suggests that we are in touch with a deeper spiritual awareness of which we have previously had no conscious knowledge. This is because of its associations with the Tree of Knowledge, the beginning of duality, and with masculinity and femininity.
3- Psychic ability and a direct connection with beginning of physical life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
According to ancient dream-lore, climbing a tree is said to be lucky.
If you dream of a fruit-bearing tree, take a look at which type of fruit is present and its meaning for you.
If you noticed the species of tree, what is that species associated with for you? Did you dream of the mighty, strong oak, dainty cherry tree or somber, dark conifers? Did you dream of a single tree or a forest? If you find yourself lost in a forest, perhaps you ’can’t see the forest for the trees’ or have lost sight of your goals. Walking through a forest may symbolize a need to get back in touch with your inner self and your instinctual nature.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see others studying it, foretells that you will be forced to yield your rights to others.
If any of the branches are missing, you will ignore some of your friends because of their straightened circumstances. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To Hate anyone in your dream is a sign of success with friends or in your domestic affairs.... Mystic Dream Book
(See Hazelnut; Stoning)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is possible that your personal relationships require review.
If you see the ingredients in bad shape, it could be that you harbor guilty feelings about missing an opportune moment to begin a certain task.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(See Buckthorn; Jujube; Lot tree; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Looking at a laurels or a laurel tree: you are being honored. Wearing a laurel wreath on your head: you are too ambitious and crave admiration—these traits need to be controlled. Picking laurel: you are making a fool of yourself.
Depth Psychology: You either want more recognition or you expect to be rewarded or honored. Beware, if this is the case, you could make a fool of yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Lemon; Lime; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Romance.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Also see Buckthorn; Lotus tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Jujube tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The more yellowish is its color in the dream, the more pain and suffering such an sickness will bring. Eating a green medlar fruit in a dream represents no such danger. Eating any yellowish fruit in a dream represents a sickness, except for citron, apples, or the lotus fruit, for their yellow color in the dream does not cause any harm, since their substance is a viable medicinal cure.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The exception is, if you see your own name in the credits - that indicates you are aware of your own uniqueness, and have good confidence in your abilities.... My Dream Interpretation
Parched or barren ground is, however, a sign of inner conflict or exhaustion, suggesting that you should search your dreamscape for signs of hope. Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security, especially if you see it together with the sea.
If the sands are shifting, you may feel uncertain about what you want from life.
If you see sand in an hourglass, you are conscious of time running out.
If you are building sandcastles in your dream, this suggests that the structure of your life lacks permanence.
Mud symbolizes creation in many religions, specifically the creation of mankind. In the Bible, God molded Adam from a lump of clay and breathed life into him, and it is traditionally to clay and dust that human beings return. Ancient dream interpretation suggested that to dream of mud foretold finding great riches, while a dream in which you sank in mud would lead to a rapid recovery from illness. From a psychological viewpoint, mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which handled properly has potential for growth, but handled badly can drag you down. Mud in dreams can also represent past experiences—or your perception of them—as something that is holding you back, or in which you are stuck. Clear as mud paradoxically means that something is not clear at all. Are you unclear about a situation in which you are involved? See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one gets some of its fruits in his dream, it means that he will receive something from such a person. Ifhe is hurt by its thorns in the dream, the same will take place in wakefulness. When maple trees, tamarisk trees and shrubs are mixed together in a dream, they mean victory and glad tidings for one who is contemplating a war or gearing for a fight. However, for the rest of people, these trees in a dream mean poverty and meekness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.
A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.
Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.
The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you find nuts that have been bid signifies you will find some treasury.... The Complete Dream Book
An oak tree in a dream also may mean homosexuality or sodomy.
An evergreen tree in a dream represents the element oflongevity and strength, but it could also imply slavery because of its needles.
(Also see Oak; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is filled with acorns you are due a promotion or some type of increase in your life.
If a newlywed sees many oak trees in a forest it foretells a long marriage and many children.
It is also the symbol for the tree of life and denotes good luck in all cases where the oak is healthy; reverse if the oak is sick or damaged.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If acorns are falling or have fallen from it, then the marriage will bring many children. See also Acorn.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a magnificent oak tree full of leaves means a long life and good health.
An oak tree without leaves: loneliness or separation from a friend or relative. Seeing many oak trees with green leaves: every personal and professional project is going to work out well. Sitting in the shadow of an oak tree: a good friend is going to protect you.
Depth Psychology: The “king of the trees” is a symbol of good health, vitality, power, and being firmly rooted in the ground. Sometimes it also indicates a need for protection. Are you yourself “as strong as an oak tree”? Do you wish you had a strong person on your side?... Dreamers Dictionary
If it is filled with acorns you are due a promotion or some type of increase in your life.
If a newlywed sees many oak trees in a forest it foretells a long marriage and many children.
It is also the symbol for the tree of life and denotes good luck in all cases where the oak is healthy; reverse if the oak is sick or damaged.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the Tree is withered, or if the leaves have fallen, it is a warning of business losses; while if the Tree has been felled, and is lying in your path, it is a very serious omen.... Mystic Dream Book
A green olive tree is symbolic of a prosperous Christian, Ps. 52:8... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream you beat olives down is good for all but servants.... The Complete Dream Book
It is also associated with fortitude and fecundity.
If you see this tree full of olives, you will soon have a reconciliation. (See OIL and OLIVES)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Another explanation of such dreams is that it is time for you to be more independent and self-reliant by moving away from your parents. When life forces you into permanently or temporarily losing your parents, either by death or by other circumstances such as foreign travel, you may experience dreams of being orphaned. The dream might not refer to your relationship with your family at all, but might be telling you that you are feeling abandoned, unloved, rejected and misunderstood by your partner, friends or colleagues in waking life.
If this is the case, the dream connects to feelings of belonging or not belonging in waking life.
If you are looking after an orphan in your dream, you are attempting to heal that part of you that feels unloved.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to pass down an avenue of palms, omens a cheerful home and a faithful husband.
If the palms are withered, some unexpected sorrowful event will disturb her serenity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Unexpected sorrow, disappointment (to see a withered or dying palm). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a merchant or a trader sees a palm tree in his dream, it means business success. Ifa shopkeeper sees a palm tree in his dream, it also means profits.
A dead and dried out palm tree in a dream represents a hypocrite.
To uproot a palm tree in a dream means that a plague will befall that place, or it could mean suffering from the persecution of an unjust ruler. Uprooting a palm tree in a dream also means a dead end to one’s plans, or it could mean a dispute.
A palm tree in a dream also represents one’s paternal aunt. Palm trees in a dream also represent Arab women. Ifone sees a seedlingbecome a big palm tree in a dream, it means that a child in that community will grow to be a great scholar. It also connotes that a weak person will grow strong. Seeing a palm tree in a dream also means longevity, a scholar, a teacher, children, a wife, a house, a property, a king, a year, new clothing, money, or bearing a child.
To prune or trim a palm tree in a dream means that one’s adversity at his work or related to his travels will be dispelled.
(Also see Palmyra; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see one palm tree standing alone is an omen of the loss of a good friend.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The palm tree is a symbol of honor and victory. See also Tree.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A palm branch means resurrection after sorrow and death.
Vision: Looking at a palm tree: you are entertaining romantic illusions.
The dream is a warning about losing touch uith reality. Pay more attention to what is real.
A palm tree outside: a long-held desire is coming true.
A potted, indoor palm tree: something is not going according to your wishes; you are dissatisfied.
Depth Psychology: Particularly in a woman’s dream, the palm is a sign of her erotic needs and her longing for a very masculine partner.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of palm trees may also refer to your ambitious expectations and triumphs.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see one palm tree standing alone is an omen of the loss of a good friend.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
For a man to dream that he sees coconut palms being climbed by black boys is a sign of some unexpected and curious event that will come about through the activities of his sweetheart.... The Complete Dream Book
(Also see Palm tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Why are you so “flexible” and accommodating? Are you hiding feelings of inferiority? Do you have so little confidence in yourself? Don’t you trust yourself? Do you always take the easy way out? Your “adaptability” is too extreme. You need to change that! See Reed.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The pear—like the apple—is a sexual symbol. But it is also a symbol of positive contacts and a sign that your relationships are solidly based.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Happiness, rebirth and renewal.
3. Negative omen if furniture is made out of pine. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The pine tree (as a phallic symbol) may express sexual desires; but it might also indicate the need for more peace and quiet or a vacation. Pinecones sometimes announce an unexpected, positive, “accidental” surprise.... Dreamers Dictionary
If one sees himself planting in other than a fertile ground in a dream, it means that he engages in sodomy.
(Also see Crop; Seeds)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of planting and sowing fruit or vegetable seeds it symbolizes God’s blessing, Ps. 107:37-38... Christian Dream Symbols
A tree that grows in the dream represents one’s dealing with others. In this sense, it could either grow or die.
The branches of a tree represent one’s brethren and children.
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Firmly associated with kissing at Christmas, mistletoe was once believed to have great healing powers and symbolized wisdom. Today the dream is likely to have sexual overtones and may signify your attraction to someone in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person sees himself imprisoned in a new, plastered house which is unknown to him then such a house represents his grave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: A straight poplar tree is a good sign and means that you are on the right path.
A crooked poplar tree: you need to make changes!... Dreamers Dictionary
A large, beautiful predator refers to sexual “hunger” (beware!). Small wild animals indicate that you are still unsure about male sexuality. Fear of and fleeing from a predator)’ animal: you are “fleeing” from your own sexuality. See Lion, Tiger.
Depth Psychology: Make sure that your “wild” passions and appetites are under control. See Animals.
A wild cat means deceit (either your own or that of someone else). See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are unable to overcome it, you will be involved in overwhelming misfortunes.
For a young woman to be rescued by her lover from quicksand, she will possess a worthy and faithful husband, who will still remain her lover. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- To find ourselves trapped in quicksand suggests that we have been put in a difficult situation that is not necessarily of our own making.
3- Spiritual quicksand suggests a situation where we may be on insecure ground insofar as our beliefs are concerned.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a maiden dreams of being rescued by her sweetheart from quicksand, it predicts an early marriage with a man who will be praiseworthy in everything he does.... The Complete Dream Book
An activity you are participating in is producing a feeling of judgment, whether of another person or yourself. This may be draining you of important life energy. There is courage needed to pull yourself free from the influences that are keeping you in this negative vortex of attraction.
To dream of pulling another person or yourself from quicksand is alerting you that you can turn around your situation now.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
2. Passion, love, romance.
3. Anger, aggression.
4. Embarrassment, even shame (blush).
5. Arguments. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a warrior sees himself wearing a red silken garment in a dream, it means that he will be decorated for his chivalry. Red in a dream also represents the world, its glitters and material pleasure.
(Also see Blushing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A deep, blood red is usually a portent of good news to come.
It is also the color of passion and the entire dream should be analyzed to get the true meaning.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The woman leaned forward to poke my hand, and I recoiled, screaming myself awake (Joy S). Even where red appears quite casually in a dream, as with the hat in the example, there is frequently fear, screaming, horror or a sense of danger in the same dream. Less frequently, red represents blood, menstruation; the biological life force; conception; death. Red face: anger; high emotion. Red bnck building : homeliness, warmth. Red furniture or decor plush; richness. Red flowers: love, passion, dangers of passion. Red clothes or motif: sexuality, passion; strong emotions. Red and grey together : emotions connected with depression. Rose pink, love. Pale pink: baby feelings; weakness. Idioms: see red; in the red; red carpet; red light district; red faced. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is a warning of danger.
For the Hindus, red means vitality and expansion.
For the Mayans, red meant victory and success.
For the Chinese, red is the color of luck. In alchemy, red is the color of emotions, of Blood, and Fire.
The colors of heaven and hell are red. Red is the color of overwhelming emotional upheaval and in a dream often points to a situation that is packed with intensity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vital life, energy and passion, especially bright reds. Brownish-red: Death, bitterness, or smoldering anger.
Danger! Stop whatever you’re doing and look more closely, just as you would at a traffic light.
Red cape: Used in bull fighting, this is symbolic of controlling the masc uline nature.
Red caps: Often worn by mischievous fairies or wizards in fables, this might indicate your own yearning for a little playfulness and knavery.
Bright scarlet: Anger or fury (e.g., “seeing red”).
Red tape: Delays to the point of nearly being halted, often caused by bureaucratic approaches, people, or requirements.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: See the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
It is also the color of blood and fire.
A softer red is also a symbol of love, as well as mercy, brotherly love, and compassion. When intense, red can also indicate hate.
If red flashes through our dreams, our soul is ready for action; it indicates either admiration or suffering.
A “passionately” red dress we put on in a dream is a sign of strong sexual desire. But red can also mean sin, rage, and the devil. Dark red is a symbol of passion, greed, energy, and anger. Light red stands for warmth and affection.
Color Therapy: Red is a good color to use in cases of depression, lack of energy, bladder infection, pale skin, anemia, circulatory problems, impotence, and frigidity.
Depth Psychology: Red can mean luck, joy, happiness, energy, action, but also hate, blood, greed, irritability, temper tantrums, and will power.... Dreamers Dictionary
A deep, blood red is usually a portent of good news to come.
It is also the color of passion and the entire dream should be analyzed to get the true meaning.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A beautiful clear mid-red is the correct one for these qualities; if there is any other red in dreams, its attributes may not be totally uncontaminated.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A warning to control your temper. Astrological parallel: Aries.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(See Colors.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This color also symbolizes profligacy, raciness, and the immorality of “fallen women” (e.g., Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Revenge or retaliation is not advisable.
If red features in your dream, perhaps you should consider the tone that was being used. Lighter shades of red can be representative of excitement (especially sexual), passion, energy, and life. However, deeper or ‘weighed- down’ shades of red may be indicative of the overheated emotions of lust and anger, and the impulsive desire for revenge. Notice again how the ‘stop’ sign is red; red can thus be seen as a hint from your subconscious to stop acting in a particular way.
Because red is the color of blood, it may also denote physical strength, vital energy and the life force which, depending on the context of the dream, may be ebbing away or throbbing with life. A red heart may stand for deep-seated sexual energy or desire in waking life, red ears may suggest embarrassment or guilt, whilst a red nose is often thought to indicate an inquisitive nature. Red flames are believed to indicate the threat of danger, red wine is often linked to feelings of satisfaction and contentment, and a red rose is typically tied to the idea of romance and passion. Who was holding the red rose in your dream?
Other considerations to take into account include whether the red in your dream suggests being ‘in the red’ (in debt), or brings to mind a person who holds socialists beliefs (a red). It can also refer to a scarlet (sexually permissive) woman, or to waving the proverbial red flag at something, or someone, who provoked you. Keywords: danger, shame, sexual impulses, passion and urges.
Perhaps you need to stop and think about your actions.... The Element Encyclopedia
The second relates to the exclusivity of passage relegated to only a certain few. This symbol can indicate a sense of aspiration in a dream.
If you are witnessing someone else on a red carpet, that person is an aspect of your own personality that has the capability of helping you aspire to greater things. This image in a dream may also point to a desire to be recognized for some special ability or particular accomplishment in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2- On a psychological level there is healing and self-awareness.
3- A Red Indian represents an inner power of which we may or may not have been aware.
The dreamer should now be prepared to investigate his spirituality further.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A red light can also be a sign of prostitution, and the message to beware of the temptation to sell yourself out with regards to your talents, gifts and/or resources. See Prostitute.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you drive through a red traffic light without stopping means that you do not consider the consequences of your actions. Watch those reckless habits!... My Dream Interpretation
2. Good luck.
3. Vitality and passion. ... New American Dream Dictionary
See also Weighing.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If your position at work is uncertain in your waking life, your dreaming mind may also be preparing you for the inevitable and highlighting the importance of being prepared.
If you did actually lose your job and your dreaming mind keeps reminding you of your sense of rejection, then you need to work through your feelings and move forward with your life.
Frustration... The Element Encyclopedia
If the dreamer is already retired in real life, it is just a reflection of their current situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A sacred person, place or thing will almost certainly have to do with self-transformation, the healing of psychological wounds, the resolving of internal conflict, revelations of your destiny, the uncovering of neglected capacities and qualities and the achieving of personal balance and fullness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
3. Something coarse or abrasive. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one carries a heavy load of sand in a dream, it means that he will suffer for his sins. Swallowing sand or gathering it in a dream denotes savings. Walking on sand in a dream means pursuing either a spiritual or a mundane interest, or it could represent a sad event, a fight, or committing injustice toward one’s own soul or against others. Depending on the quantity seen in one’s dream, gathering sand may mean shackles, a siege, life or death, poverty or richness, and honor or humiliation. Sand in a dream also means toiling or difficulties.
If a woman sees herself walking on sand in a dream, it means the death of her husband. Ifa man sees such a dream, it means the death of his wife. Red sand in a dream represents a high ranking position. White sand in a dream means profits for fortunetellers. Yellow sand in a dream means repentance, recovering from an illness, or tightening of one’s livelihood.
A pile of sand collected at the feet of a tree in a dream represents a construction project, or urban expansion.
(Also see Hourglass)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The saying “throw sand in people’s eyes” means deception. However, the sandman also throws sand in people’s eyes so that they can get a restful night’s sleep. In addition, sand also points to the element of earth (in a more delicate form), and in that sense again points to the dreamer being grounded.
In the form of sand on the beach, this image points to vacation and relaxation and, in addition, the gentle waves of emotions that over time smooth out that which is rough and tough (stone).
If this dream takes place in a sandbox, your unconscious wants to give you a plan that you can use in your everyday life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If we arc conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are conscious of time running out.
2- Sand can represent impcrman- ence. Building sand castles is something of a fantasy occupation since they will be washed away by the tide.
To dream of doing this would indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not have permanence and mav be an illusion.
3- Spiritually, sand represents the impcrmanence of the physical life and can suggest having to approach death or change in some wav.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A self-imposed hermetic retreat for the purpose of delving further into your Higher Self or communing with God.
Being buried in sand, or engulfed in quicksand, equates to a kind of death or burial dream in which you feel completely engulfed by people or circumstances that drain your resources, but never give anything back.
Denial and refusing to see the truth for what it is (e.g., “having one’s head in the sand”).
Sand paintings among Native Americans represent healing and knowledge, especially of a spiritual nature. Observe this dream closely to see if any pictographs appear in the sand for further interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams
It is a warning to those who drive cars.... The Complete Dream Book
A sandstorm is a sign that the success you have enjoyed so far may be coming to an end.
Depth Psychology: Sand is a symbol of instability in your life. Have you been building “sand casdes?” The dream might also be a signal that a present relationship is unproductive.... Dreamers Dictionary
The sands of time is an image much used in poetry and lyricism.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are aware of time running out; we perhaps need to be certain we are making best use of our resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See also Desert.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If your house is standing on the sand, represents a highly questionable foundation. See Beach.... The Dream Books Symbols
The tiny particles that make up sand have an implication of the many thoughts that occupy the mind at any given time. Since sand is so unable to structurally support anything because of its inherent lack of solidity, the symbolic meaning of it relates to the danger of any shifting foundation. How solid is the ground on which you are currently building the structures of your life? Sand is a staple of the beach, where the symbolic consciousness of land meets the symbolic unconsciousness of the ocean. This is the very malleable structure of this ever- changing landscape, and your dream of sand may relate to this.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Peace and harmony are in one’s life.
3. Protection from something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A sand dune represents protection as these are protected from distraction by law and this dream shows that you are longing for, or actively seeking, protection in your life.
To understand what the protection you are seeking actually is you will have to look to the other symbols in the dream and correlate it with the sand dune symbol.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The same interpretation is given if mist or fog is seen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is possible that you feel the “sands of time” are passing you by, and you are being left behind. On a more positive note, this dream can also signify the rising of spirit within, in response to overwhelming challenges.
If you dream of taking cover from the storm, your real life troubles should quickly blow over. Stay strong!... My Dream Interpretation
If the sandals hurt your feet, you will have many problems but will eventually overcome them all.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
For some people, this dream can mean that you may be a little too direct or harsh in your words and/or attitude.... My Dream Interpretation
A sandstorm combines the power of wind and the structure of small bits of earth.
The wind is symbolic of what happens when thoughts are powerfully directed. Sand in this case represents tiny little ideas that taken by themselves have little meaning, but when they are whipped up in a frenzy of directed thought, they can become blinding and destructive.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see or eat a fish sandwich denotes an inner struggle between faith and reason.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you ate (or prepared) a sandwich at home, you will soon have an opportunity to improve your situation; if you ate the sandwich in a restaurant or at a lunch counter, it is a warning against confiding in casual acquaintances.
Toasted sandwiches or sandwiches eaten outdoors on a picnic suggest that you are contemplating (or involved in) a love affair which could cause you serious embarrassment; in either case, think again.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: Scares and fearful emotions have made you vulnerable and insecure.
The dream is a sign that you need to come to terms with the reasons for them. Pay attention to the rest of the symbols in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you know exactly what scared you in your dream, check out that dream symbol in this dictionary to get an even deeper interpretation.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of numerous problems or persons in real life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you believe a tree in your dream was significant but you have no idea why, the following guidelines might help you; if your species of tree is not listed here, it may be worthwhile researching its traditional meaning.... The Element Encyclopedia
To be in a familiar street in a distant city, and it appears dark, you will make a journey soon, which will not afford the profit or pleasure contemplated.
If the street is brilliantly lighted, you will engage in pleasure, which will quickly pass, leaving no comfort.
To pass down a street and feel alarmed lest a thug attack you, denotes that you are venturing upon dangerous ground in advancing your pleasure or business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A street can symbolize hypocrisy, Matt. 6:5, or evangelism, Lk.14:23 ... Christian Dream Symbols
If you arc dnving through a residential area in your dreams, you may be looking at family values or concerns.
A commercial area with shops and stores suggests exploring new options or shopping for ideas.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A deserted street: you must accomplish the task ahead of you on your own. See Path, Road.
Depth Psychology: The street is a symbol of the direction, fate, and goals of your life.
The rest of the symbols will tell you if you are on the right road and if you will continue to grow. This dream symbol is important, because it makes you aware of options and possibilities.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you’re not consciously aware of the reason for this, look to other symbols in the dream.
A dream of unfamiliar streets indicates that travel is ahead, either actual physical travel or exploring new fields of endeavor.
Curving streets indicate happy surprises right around the corner.
Dark streets indicate that you are uncertain of what lies ahead for you, and that you’re very insecure about the outcome of certain situations. Other symbols in the dream, however, may shed light on what you need to know.
Walking down a very long street is an admonition to be patient. You’ll attain whatever goals you’re currently working toward, but not for quite some time... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The condition of the street reflects how much control you have over the direction of your life.
(If it’s rocky and uphill, you’re feeling a lack of control in your life; if the street is well-paved and easy to progress on, you are in control of your own destiny). Try to remember if there was a name on the street - analyzing the street name can offer some important significance or hints to the meaning of the dream.
To dream of alleys or side streets, suggests that you need to be less rebellious or adventurous for now, and return to more traditional ways. It may also suggest that you have been exploring (or want to explore) an alternative way of life. Curving or crooked streets foretell surprises and travel.
To dream of a very long street suggests that you will need much patience before you get what you want. Also see “Street Corner”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If it is a dead-end street, the dream clearly warns that you should reconsider your options and take another direction; this type of street is associated with depression and discouragement. (See AVENUE)
The ancient books on dreams portend success if you dream of streets lined with trees and flowers.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
According to Freud, sexual organs. According to Jung, the collective world of awareness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A symbol of collective forward movement. Do you need a trolley right now in order to get ahead?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the main feature of your dream involved turning a street corner, you can expect a very pleasant surprise.... My Dream Interpretation
The name of a street in a dream may provide important information as to the area of psychological work or personal enterprise you are proceeding toward.
For instance. Park Avenue may represent movement toward financial success and status, or Oak Street may reflect a direction toward a solid or stable enterprise.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If he is selling silk merchandise in the dream, then it denotes harm.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see street-posters at work, foretells disagreeable news.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Desire (from the play a streetcar named desire). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you missed a streetcar in the dream, you may feel that others are leaving you behind socially or emotionally. You are having difficulty in achieving your personal goals.
To dream that you are in an accident involving a streetcar foretells that you will find yourself in an embarrassing situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: See Train. Stretcher
Symbol: Seeing a stretcher: don’t be too sure you will succeed in a certain matter! Seeing somebody else on a stretcher: somebody in your circle is going to be ill.
If somebody is approaching you with a stretcher, an inheritance may change your life.
If you are lying on a stretcher: you feel that you are not up to the task at hand; you are helpless, but—even without doing anything—you are receiving help. Being carried on a stretcher: the chances for success are good and the road will be easy. Carrying a stretcher: in an unhappy situation you might be able to salvage something.
Depth Psychology: A stretcher is a symbol of life changes. Being carried on a stretcher means your fate will literally “carry” you; if somebody else is on the stretcher, it usually means illness or death.... Dreamers Dictionary
Curving or crooked streets indicate travel and surprises.
A very long street suggests that you will need much patience before you get what you want... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A sycamore tree in a dream also represents a rich and a strong person who benefits others.
A sycamore tree in a dream also could be interpreted as a beautiful and a rich woman, or it may represent suffering from heart disease or sight problems.
(Also see Mulberry tree; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary
Britain was once covered by mighty oak, lime and pine forests, and reverence for trees is a major feature within Celtic religion, reflecting a link between the upper and lower worlds. Druids had their teaching center in the midst of oak groves, and the words for wood and wisdom are similar (Welsh gwydd and gwyddon). The Celtic Tree of Life is one of the most popular and enduring motifs of Celtic art, found both on Northumbrian and Celtic crosses and on illuminated manuscripts. It is also portrayed variously as the Golden Bough, vine, or mistletoe. The ancient Celts envisioned the cosmos in the form of a great tree, whose roots were deep in the earth and whose branches stretched to the heavens.
The Celtic Tree of Life is therefore a symbol of balance between these worlds; the unification of above and below; a symbol of balance and harmony. Its branches and roots form a map of the cosmos wherein all things are interwoven and connected; it dwells in three worlds—a link between heaven, earth and the underworld. In dreams the appearance of the Tree of Life or any kind of tree can therefore be a powerful symbol of harmony, success, integration and fulfillment.
These can be achieved in waking life when there is a union between the material and the spiritual, and the feminine and masculine aspects of your personality.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is important to try to remember what the cause was in the dream and then interpret its symbolism. Perhaps, you have not yet noticed the real reason for the excessive fatigue that you suffer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A crack in a tree in a dream represents members of one’s family who will brace against him.
A palmyra tree in a dream represents a wise man, a poet, or an astronomer. Seeing one, or sitting under it in a dream means meeting such a person.
An oak tree in a dream means profits, prosperity, honor, associating with heedless people who live in the mountains, or perhaps it could’ mean visiting righteous people or a renunciate who lives in the wilderness or in uninhabited ruins.
A mimosa tree in a dream represents stinginess, evil, or pursuing the actions of the dwellers of hell-fire.
A buckthorn tree that grows datelike fruit in a dream represents a noble and a generous woman, or it could represent a noble and a generous man.
The greener is its color, the greater is the person. Seeing this tree in a dream means that one will rise in station, acquire knowledge, and grow in piety. Eating its fruit in a dream means an illness. Climbing this tree in a dream means stress and difficulties.
If one acknowledges the condition of a specific tree in wakefulness then sees the same in his dream, it means that such condition will last. In general, trees in a dream represent women or men of different tempers or personalities. Trees in a dream also represent fights. Unknown trees mean distress, worries, adversities and fears, particularly if one sees them in the dark in his dream. Sitting under the shade of a tree in a dream means profits and money, or it could mean dependence on people in authority, or befriending rich people for their money. As for one who is pursuing the path of innovation, it means that he will repent and follow the path of righteousness ifit is a fruit-bearing tree. Takingshelter under a tree that bears no fruit in the dream means pursuing something that will bear no comfort or benefits. Fragrant trees, flowering trees, a Moringa tree, or a henna plant in a dream represent people of knowledge, religious scholars, teachers or preachers who teach what they do not practice. As for citrus trees in a dream, they represent righteous people, wise men and people of inner and outer awareness who practice what they preach. Palm trees, walnut trees, or the like trees in a dream represent people of the upper social class from whom no one can get anything, or no one will even attempts to ask them for anything. As for the poplar trees, the evergreen cypress trees, or the saint trees in a dream, they represent stinginess and avariciousness. In a dream, any kind of maple or other trees that renew their leaves annually represent poverty, richness, memorizing things, forgetfulness, celebrations, or sadness. In a dream, any kind of large trees that do not shed their leaves in the winter represent longevity, richness, jealousy, or steadfastness in one’s religion. Climbing a tree in a dream means escaping from danger, or carefully avoiding something worrisome. Seeing an unknown tree inside one’s house in a dream means that fire may consume such a house, or that a fight may break the family apart. Common types of trees and city trees in a dream represent enemies, or men seeking lawful earnings. Planting a seedling in a dream means getting married to a girI from a renowned family and gaining rank.
A plane tree, a sycamore, or the like trees in a dream represent great, strong and famous men who have no wealth, nor do they benefit anyone.
A thorny tree in a dream represents a perplexed man. Ifone cuts a tree in a dream, it may mean the death of his wife, or that he will infringe upon a contract, or break a covenant.
If a tree dries out in a dream, it means that a traveller may die in an accident, or that a sick person may die from his illness.
If one sees a king or a man in authority carving some emblems on the trunk of a tree in a dream, it means that he is designing a plan to destroy someone.
If he cuts it down with a scythe or a sickle in the dream, it means that he is demanding something, the other party cannot deliver. Ifone takes money from a tree in his dream, it means that he will earn lawful and blessed money from people who deal with the same type of trees, or that he will live in their vicinity. Planting trees in one’s garden in a dream means bearing children.
A plane tree represents longevity. Peach or plum trees in a dream represent a short life. Seeing a group of trees surrounded with aromatic plants in a dream means that a group of men will gather to mourn someone, or to lament a loss. Tree leaves in a dream represent money.
A tree outside one’s house in a dream represents one’s clan or servants.
A female tree inside a house represents a woman, and a male tree represents a man.
It is a bad omen to see the forbidden tree in a dream. In a dream, to see the tree near which God Almighty spoke to Moses, upon whom be peace, means nearness to God Almighty.
A dead tree in a dream represents guidance and wealth, for it is a source offuel. Sittingunder the shade of a tree along with a group of people, praising and glorifying God’s attributes in a dream means receiving God’s blessings in this world and in the hereafter. Seeing the heavenly TUba tree in a dream means a good end, or living an ascetic life, or it could mean helping others. Seeing mountain trees in a dream means performing supererogatory devotion, work, or receiving unexpected profits.
A palm tree in a dream represents a good word and a true one. It also represents... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Church is also depicted as a tree, Dan. 4:20-22, Matt. 13:31-32.
A green tree is symbolic of a prosperous person, Ps. 52:8.
An uprooted tree symbolizes a false teacher or a false prophet, someone who is spiritually dead, Jude 1:12... Christian Dream Symbols
The health, size and overall quality of the tree is indicative of how you feel about yourself. This interpretation is to be made only when the tree is the focal point of the dream. Also, consider whether the tree is alive with leaves, flowers or fruit, or if it’s barren. You may see trees in your dream as a part of a landscape or as a secondary symbol. At those times, consider all of the details as they may have different interpretations than the one just given.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The crown of the tree, like the head of a human being, reaches for the sky. Part of two worlds— reality and obligation (earth) and spirit and freedom (heaven). Personal development and growth of the dreamer. Family situation across several generations. Connected to nature, as in Field, Ear (of corn), Farmer, Farm. Concern for the environment as well as personal growth.
Does the tree grow Fruit? In what season did the image appear? What is the condition of the root system (base of the root as a symbol for soul), the Trunk, and the Crown? Where is the tree and how does it stand— alone, in a small group, in the forest, in a park?
According to Freud, the tree trunk is a phallic symbol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- The tree is symbolic in dreams of the basic structure of our inner lives. When one appears in our dreams it is best to work with the image fairly extensively.
A tree with wide branches would suggest a warm loving personality, whereas a small close- leafed tree would suggest an uptight personality.
A well-shaped tree would suggest a well-ordered personality, while a large, messy tree would suggest a chaotic personality. There is a game which can be played in waking life if one dares. Ask a friend a) what sort of tree does he or she think you arc and, b) what sort of tree they think they are. I’he results arc interesting.
An oak for instance would represent strength.
2- The roots of a tree are said to show our connection with ourselves and the earth. It could be more accurate to suggest that they signify our ability to belong to the practical side of life, to enjoy being here. Spreading roots would indicate an ability to relate well to the physical, and, conversely, deep-rootedness would suggest a more self-contained attitude.
The trunk of the tree gives an indication of how we use the energies available to us, and also what exterior we present to the world.
A rough trunk suggests obviously a rough and ready personality, whereas a smoother trunk would indicate more sophistication. Branches signify the stages of growth we go through, and leaves suggest the way we communicate to the rest of the world.
To be climbing the tree suggests we are looking at our hopes and abilities, in order to succeed.
3- Spiritually the tree symbolises the ‘free of Life and represents the union of heaven, earth and water. When we learn and understand our own Tree we arc able to live life successfully on all levels.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see a number of trees or a woods is to know that you will have many children who will grow up tall and strong.
To dream of cutting down a tree means that you will harm yourself.
To see a leafless tree means that you will suffer sickness. Climbing a tree signifies excelling in your field.
To break a branch from a tree is a falling-out with your lover. See also individual tree names.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Free will and the ability to choose (note the Garden of Eden).
Life, knowledge, and wisdom. Many cultures have a mythological Tree of Life, including that of the ancient Hebrews, Assyrians, Babylonians, and the Norse.
The tree of self. How do your roots and fruits fare?
A personal branching out, or improving your foundations by putting down firm roots.... The Language of Dreams
The wood itself is an element used to build with. Trees symbolically have been associated with the Garden of Eden and returning to innocence. Trees also symbolize the fulfillment and enlightenment that can come through a direct relationship with nature.
• Bare tree: A barren tree can represent your need to embrace your own beauty, naked and unadorned.
A bare tree is a winter tree and may indicate an understanding of the cycles of life, maturation, and the embracing of old age and its wisdom.
The barren tree may also signify a time of loss or a fruitless venture.
• Birch tree: The birch tree signifies wisdom and naked beauty.
• Blossoming tree: As a sign of spring, a tree in bloom is associated with potential or new beginnings.
• Fruit-bearing tree: A tree with ripe fruit is associated with accepting the bounty of life. On the other hand, unripened fruit on a tree might represent having to wait for a project’s fruition before enjoying the rewards.
• Oak tree: An oak tree symbolizes strength and stability.
• Olive tree: The olive tree brings the gift of peace. Its branches are an offenng of peace for humanity.
• Palm tree: The palm represents victory and resurrection.
• Willow tree: The willow tree signifies flexibility and mourning. Red willow, for Native Americans, represents manifestation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Sitting under a flowering tree means great personal good fortune.
A tree laden with fruit is a sign of a successful life.
A leafless, rotten tree means bad lucL A cut-down tree is a warning of illness or disappointment to come. Climbing a tree means you are overly ambitious, so people may not like you much; you arc making enemies. Falling out of a tree: disappointments and ridicule from your colleagues. Owning a tree (or several): a long life and good health.
Depth Psychology: The tree is the tree of life.
The health, quality, and shape of the dream-tree is an indication of your constitution and vitality.
The tree is not only a symbol of physical energy and strength (including your potential) but also the inner strength that dictates your actions. See Branch.... Dreamers Dictionary
(2) It may symbolize the fulfilling of your destiny by surrendering to inner forces of growth and the guidance that comes from your unconscious, as distinct from such things as conscious planning and the will to achieve.
(3) A tree may present an antidote to personal (e.g. intellectual or moralistic) lopsidedness. Just as the tree can reach high in the sky only because it is strongly rooted in the earth, so it may be that spirituality cannot be arrived at except via sensuality, and that the full development of consciousness requires the assistance of the unconscious.
(4) A withered tree may symbolize the dried-up state of, for example, a person who has lived too much in the head, with doctrines and rigid rules taking the place of instinct and the natural power of growth.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A scrawmy tree means not recognizing potential, self-w’orth. Old gnarled tree means storms of life have taken their toll; one has not learned from lessons or pruned the unneeded parts. Be as the giant redwood, ever reaching upward in majestic self-expression.... The Dream Books Symbols
If any of its parts have been damaged, some dimensions of the subject will have suffered as well. In this sense, the branches represent your superior functions; the trunk, your social role; and the roots, the foundations of your personality and your unconscious. A leafy and strong tree therefore symbolizes self confidence and creativity, as well as material and spiritual protection. But if the tree is weak and without leaves, you are not on track and you lack sufficient experience to undertake your life’s purpose. On the other hand, if you dream of planting a tree or if it is in bloom means a sign of fertility or inner maturity.
According to tradition, the tree symbolizes time: roots represent the past while branches the future. Perhaps the dream portends a premonition or your future hopes and fears. In the event you dream that you climb a tree, you will be lucky.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The trunk is the part of the tree that most relates to your personal life and your physical body.
The branches of the tree connect to the different choices you make during the course of your life—your relationships, your interactions with family, and the different modes of expression you choose. Trees also connect with your family of origin and your ancestry through the image of the family tree. Trees are deeply grounded in the earth but also reach into the sky, so in a dream landscape they connect to the balance between your instincts and your intellect.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The size and the condition of the tree may indicate how one views one’s inner strength and “growth” in the world.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A frequent dream symbol that appears during nocturnal ejaculation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If limbs are in your way: expect difficulty on the job.
A limb breaking off while you’re climbing: pay more attention, be more careful.
A woman seeing a bare limb: unconscious fear of not being able to have children.
Depth Psychology: A branch is always a pan of your personal “tree of life”—the stronger the branch, the more leaves and fruit it has, the more stable your present situation. See Tree.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of building a treehouse represents your desire to get away from the problems of everyday life and find a sanctuary where you can feel peaceful. In this case, redecorating your room to make it more pleasant will be very benificial to you. This building dream can also foretell success in social situations.... My Dream Interpretation
To climb a tree is a sign of swift elevation and preferment.
To cut one down, or pull it up by the roots, denotes that you will waste your energies and wealth foolishly.
To see green tress newly felled, portends unhappiness coming unexpectedly upon scenes of enjoyment, or prosperity. See Forest.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Self (note type of tree).
3. Wealth and prosperity.
4. A measure of hopes and dreams (note condition of tree). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a person drams that he has received fruit or leaves of a specific tree, it means he will receive abundant wealth from such a person who resembles that particular tree in personality and character.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The branches are the abilities, directions and many facets we develop in life—varied and yet all connected in the common life process of our being.
The tree can also symbolise new growth, stages of life and death, with its spring leaves and blossom, then the falling leaves.
The top of the tree, or the ends of the branches, are our aspirations, the growing vulnerable tip of our personal growth and spiritual realisation.
The leaves may represent our personal life which may fall off the tree of life (die) but what gave it life continues to exist.
The tree is our whole life, the evolutionary urge which pushes us into being and growth. It depicts the force or process which is behind all other life forms —but seen as it expresses in our personal existence.
In some old manuscripts pictures show a man lying on the ground and his penis growing into a tree, with fruits, birds, and perhaps people in its protective shade. This illustrates how one’s personal life energy can branch out from its source in the basic drives, and become creativity, fruitfulness, some- thing given to others.
The tree can also represent the spine, and the different levels of human experience—physical, sensual, sexual, hungers, emotions, relatedness, communication, thought, awareness.
Example: ‘I was about eight years old when I had this dream. In it I was sitting in a large garden. I believe there was a big house nearby which was our family house—not our real house. With me were other members of my family, and there was a baby boy too. Nearby was a laige tree. We climbed this tree, the baby as well, to see what was at the top.
The baby fell out of the tree. We climbed down and took the baby to a room and lay it on a bed. It seemed to be asleep and didn’t wake up. Later we went back to the room to see the baby but it had gone. In its place was a bluebird. As we looked the bluebird flew away’ (told to author on LBC radio programme).
The tree in this dream depicts the child’s sense of her life as it might develop or grow in the future. Climbing it shows her exploring what it might be like to grow up. At about eight most children unconsciously develop a philosophy which enables them to meet the difficulties of meeting the growth of self awareness, which includes the knowledge of death at the end of life.
The dreamer looks at this by having the baby fall out of the tree. Death is seen as the bluebird which flies away.
Example: ‘I flew low over small trees which were just coming into leaf. They had beautiful soft green leaves. I knew it was autumn and the leaves were only just coming out because it had been a cloudy, overcast summer. I felt the leaves would have time to mature because the sun would be out in the autumn, and the trees would not die’ (Colin C). Colin dreamt this in his early 50s, at a time when he felt frustrated by not being able to achieve a regular source of income or, more important, feel satisfied with what he had achieved in life.
The flying shows him taking an overview of his situation.
The poor summer is his feelings that the years of his life which should have been most productive had been poor—literally, the sun had not shone on his endeavours. But he feels encouraged because he senses that his personal ‘summer’ is still to come, and his many endeavours—the trees—would not prove unproductive.
A wood, collection of trees: the natural forces in one’s own being, therefore one’s connection with or awareness of the unconscious, other people’s personal growth and connection with self. Dead tree: past way of life; something which was full of life for you in the past, but is now dead; dead relative. Falling tree: sense of threat to one’s identity, loss of relative. Christmas tree, other evergreen: the eternal aspect of our transitory experience. Human, animal hung on tree: personal sacrifice; the death of some part of self so further growth can occur—death of dependence so independence can arise; the pains and struggles, the sense of crucifixion occurring in the maturing process. Oak: strength, masculinity. Flowering tree: fertility, femininity. Idioms: top of the tree; family tree; bark up the wrong tree. See death and rebirth and the self under archetypes; second example in wife under family; fifth example in flying. See also individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is also indicative of your uniqueness and maturity.
To dream that you are climbing a tree signifies that you will accomplish your professional goals and become a member of the higher echelon of society.
The degree of difficulty that you experienced when climbing the tree is commensurate with the speed of achieving these goals.
To dream that you cut down a tree signifies that you are foolishly pursuing things that are a waste of your resources.
To see a falling tree in your dream means that you are not on the correct path in terms of going after your dream.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you see a Tree cut down, then expect loss in business.
To dream of climbing Trees is a certain omen of hard work and little luck, whatever happens in your dream.... Mystic Dream Book
A tree with wide branches would suggest a warm loving personality, whereas a small close-leafed tree would suggest an uptight personality.
A well-shaped tree would suggest a well-ordered personality, while a large, messy tree would suggest a chaotic personality. Branches signify the stages of growth we go through, and leaves suggest the way we communicate to the rest of the world.
To be climbing the tree suggests we are looking at our hopes and abilities, in order to succeed.
To be chopping a tree down indicates the need for a complete overhaul of our beliefs and ideals and symbolizes radical change.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The trunk of the tree gives an indication of how we use the energies available to us, and also what exterior we present to the world.
A rough trunk suggests obviously a rough and ready personality, whereas a smoother trunk would indicate more sophistication.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For more dream meanings about trees, continue reading below.
If you dream of climbing a tree, you will achieve your career goals and reach those high places in society.
The degree of difficulty to which you climb the tree will measure the speed of your achievement of these goals.
To dream of planting a tree suggests that you are seeking spiritual nourishment.
To dream that you cut down a tree means you are wasting your energy, time, and money on foolish pursuits.
A talking tree (or talking to a tree) in your dream is a messenger from your unconscious mind. Pay attention to what the tree says, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others.
If you dream of a fallen or dead tree, this suggests that you are off balance and out of sync. You need to get yourself sorted out and headed in the right direction again.... My Dream Interpretation
To cut down a tree, a warning to avoid quarrels.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• Do you feel disconnected from your family roots or perhaps you’re sensing an end to the family line? Explore the nature of your relationship to your family when trees appear in your dreams.
• Are you in danger of not being able to see the wood for the trees? Forests are about exploring the depth of yourself and discovering inner treasure.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Cutting down trees portends difficulties of your own making, and climbing a tree is one of the few exceptions to the “up is good” rule, as it indicates hard work for small gain.
Blossoming trees predict unexpected joy, and a row or line of trees indicates extended advancement Aspen signifies a season of loneliness; Crabapple a new experience; an Oak is a sign of faithful love; a Spruce promises good health.
To dream of tree stumps signifies changes and new beginnings.
Otherwise, see under individual listings, or Forest, Landscape, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The tree’s roots draw on the depths of the unconscious, the trunk is the solid body and the branches reach to the enlightenment of heaven. According to Jung the tree is ’a symbol of the self…depicted in the process of growth’.
If this interpretation is used, dreams about trees can be seen to be symbolic of the basic structure of your inner life, telling you a great deal about yourself and your personal growth. Because each element of the tree’s structure also denotes aspects of you, your life, your past, your present and even your future, when one appears in your dreams it is best to work with the image fairly extensively. The shape of the tree and the condition of its roots, trunk, branches, leaves and fruit all send important messages, as does the landscape in which the tree is growing. And if you dreamed of a particular species of tree, understanding its symbolic associations will further aid your interpretation and your self-knowledge. See also FLOWERS; NATURE AND THE SEASONS; VEGETABLES AND FRUIT.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you mess something up in a dream because of being unprepared, you are worried that you don’t have what it takes to accomplish something expected of you in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
The unpreparedness motif can also emerge in other ways, such as when we dream about standing before a crowd on a stage or at a public forum, then realize that we have forgotten what we were going to say, or discovering we were never prepared to say anything in the first place.
A dream about being unprepared to take a test or give a speech might reflect anxieties about anything from how we will do on an upcoming job interview to whether we will succeed in a new marriage.
The core anxiety concerns doubts about our adequacy.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
It is a light in the darkness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you receive wilted blooms in dreamland as a gift from someone you know, think about the nature of your relationship with that person; your unconscious might have detected that the relationship is weakening. Similarly, if you are pricked by a hidden thorn in a bunch of roses given by colleague who was congratulating you in a dream scenario, is it possible that they are concealing real feelings of resentment towards you in waking life? If you gave a bunch of dead flowers to a difficult or strict former schoolteacher, could this highlight your extreme dislike of that person? To see flowers blooming in barren soil, however, signifies that your energy and cheerful nature will enable you to overcome your grievances.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a young woman sits under one, she will have many fears to rend her over her fortune and the faithfulness of her lover.
If she sees her lover standing by one, she may expect to hear of his illness, or misfortune.
To admire one, she will estrange herself from her relatives by a mesalliance.
To visit a yew tree and find it dead and stripped of its foliage, predicts a sad death in your family. Property will not console for this loss. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If she sees her lover standing beside a yew tree, It is probable that she will bear that he U ill or in danger.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreaming of a dead yew tree is a bad omen that suggests a grievous loss in the family that nothing can compensate you for.
If you dream of admiring one then you will have a falling out with your family.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
(Gypsy). A sacred tree amongst the Romans and the early Britons, who prized it especially in the manufacture of bows.... The Fabric of Dream
If you dream that you sit under a Yew-tree, it foretells that your life will not be long. But if you merely gaze upon it and admire it, it is a sign that you will live long.... Mystic Dream Book
Creation and subsequent nourishment or support of what was created. In many myths, including Mayan, Norse, Indian, and Saxon, a special tree was part of humankind’s origins and the world’s beginning, its roots reaching out and feeding the earth.
The ability to communicate effectively. This is especially true if the tree’s leaves are rustling. In India specifically, the gift of language was provided to humankind through the World Tree’s leaves, each of which had a mantra written upon it.
Renewed life, health, wisdom, and knowledge. In Eden, the central tree bore the fruit of knowledge. In Celtic tradition, the Goddess’s trees in Avalon bore apples that granted longevity’. Finally, in Asia, the Tree of Life has mantras that must be gathered by the souls of the dead to assure their reincarnation.... The Language of Dreams