It is during childhood that we learn many of the fundamental rules and responsibilities of life. It is also the time when we develop our personalities and become increasingly socialized. It makes sense, therefore, that dreams of revisiting a place or a scenario from your own childhood often focus on lessons that you learned, or failed to learn, and these lessons may be relevant to your current situation.
If you dreamed of a particularly happy childhood memory—for example, you are seven years old and your dad brings home your first bike, or you are five years old sitting happily on your mum’s lap sucking your thumb—the dream could either be pointing to your nostalgia for a time when life was full of fun, or it could be more concerned with your present feelings of insecurity. The dream is reminding you of a time when life was simple, and in so doing, it compensates you for your current feelings of confusion.
If you are facing a difficult decision, it could also have been highlighting your need to put yourself forward and take a risk by focusing on your new bike—something you wanted but also feared, as you weren’t wholly confident riding it yet.
Consider, too, whether your unconscious has cast archetypal figures in the role of your mother and father. Relation-figures in dreams of childhood can often represent archetypes rather than actual family members. Alternatively, if your unhappy childhood returns to haunt you in dreams (which may reoccur), your unconscious may be forcing you to relive those miserable times in an attempt to make you confront the source of your distress and deal with it, now that you have an adult understanding of the situation. Your unconscious is trying to help you come to terms with what happened to you, so you can put it behind you.... The Element Encyclopedia
The fast-food chain that specializes in soft- serve desserts may be visited in a dream to fulfill a wish for immediate maternal nurturing. As the archetype of the mature feminine who is honored, the queen grants all requests and delivers them through her grace and unconditional love. Thus, Dairy Queen may indicate your need to have the treat of royal favor.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The height of illusion, a drag queen presents an exaggerated presentation of feminine qualities. Often infused with exuberance and a sense of joy, this symbol means that things are not what they seem to be.
The feminine side of nature is nurturing, creative, and patient. Perhaps these qualities need to be integrated in your life in a more authentic way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of a drama queen or drama king that is flailing through their emotional wave from hope to pain and back again, your dream is sending you the message to find your center and balance. This dream is your wake up call to remind you that you are more than your passion, excitement or sorrow. See Actor or Actress.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Lover. Archetypal symbol for father / mother, dependency on father / mother. Also always the dreamer himself.
See Dictator / Ruler. May also represent the Great Father and Great Mother.
The Great Father is the symbol of an aware and elevated consciousness. You are standing with great awareness in the world. In fairy tales, as well as in dreams, the self usually has a royal beginning, from which it is separated in order for it to master the adventures in the world.
The king also means wholeness and completeness.
The Great Mother is symbolized in the dream as a queen, always representing the image of wholeness. In the end she represents the integrating power of nature. Furthermore, the image of the queen as the fertile mother always addresses the self of the dreamer. Implied here is the idea that we should rely on our own abilities, care for ourselves, and find a Home within ourselves.
Kings and queens also represent one’s masculinity (animus) and femininity (anima). Such archetypes are not only persons of authority, but they also represent the image of a loved one (idealized and elevated masculinity or femininity). According to Freud, often the symbol of parents who are seen as overly powerful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: The queen in a game of cards has several different meanings: Queen of Hearts promises good luck in matters of love; Queen of Diamonds suggests changes in general, or a change of address; Queen of Spades stands for sadness and grief; and Queen of Clubs warns of financial problems (caused by a woman).... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a queen suggests a visit from a woman with power. Be aware and alert if she chooses to address you as you will benefit from what she has to say. This woman of authority may represent your awakening and taking charge, or an outsider entering your life unexpectedly.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a queen represent noble stature, authority, and that you are in touch with your earthly power, confidence, and purpose. This dream also reflects your relationship with powerful women, your mother or grandmother.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This usually represents our relationship with our mother or mother figure, and thus with women in authority generally. This applies to a dream image of any regal figure – not only the present queen, but also a historical one such as victoria.
An empress will also have the same connotation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Positive: As believers we are all kings and queens in the Lord. It speaks of our position and authority in Christ. It also speaks of the blessing and favor we have with the Lord because of this position.
• Of course a lovely illustration of this is Queen Esther, who I often seen in the spirit when ministering to a woman.
• When I see this then I know that the Lord is saying that this person should see herself as a queen, and to lift up her head and act like a queen, instead of groveling like a beggar!
The figure of the queen could symbolize the mother of the dreamer or another powerful feminine figure on whom you depend.
If an adult woman dreams that she rules as queen, it could be interpreted as a manifestation of excessive ambition, or as the culmination of her process of personal maturity.
If the queen is dethroned, it indicates insecurity on the part of the dreamer, despite the apparent authority they have been granted. According to Carl Jung, the strange writings of the alchemists were symbols that favored the integration of all elements of your personality. The queen, in this sense, personified the feminine strengths that are found in your psyche.
Seeing yourself crowned queen assures power to the dreamer, but not happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In the Tarot, the Queen is a symbol for status, intuition, creativity, and power.
If this image should appear in a dream, you may be connecting to the archetypal power offered by this symbol of royalty.
The Queen could also be an elevated expression of the maternal instinct.
The question of benevolence comes into play with a royal figure in a dream, for when royal strength is used wisely, it indicates being in alignment with an increase in personal power.
A dream that features a queen-like figure may, however, be indicating this being out of balance and therefore misused. You may be being asked to consider how well you are wielding power in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Freud believed that the king and queen represent the dreamer’s parents, whilst a prince or princess represents the dreamer. The queen is a symbol of power and authority in all women. She may also stand for the unconscious, intuition, nature and the instincts. Jung saw royal figures as representations of the animus and anima—the male and female principle—and the queen personifies the feminine forces within the psyche, the unconscious feeling for life. The shadow queen can slip into aggressive and destructive patterns of behavior, particularly when she perceives that her authority or capacity to maintain control over the court is being challenged. The ice queen rules with a cold indifference to the genuine needs of others—whether material or emotional. The queen bee is a mixed image—the astonishing ability to power the entire hive without leaving her ‘chamber,’ yet at the cost of enslaving the rest of her community.... The Element Encyclopedia
Lying on a queen- or king-size bed in a dream may point to being or feeling honored in your intimate relationship. It may also compensate for not having enough space in your relationship.... Ariadne's Book of Dream