Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied medicine, later became a disciple of Freud. Diverged from Freud over the sexual impulse being all important in human behaviour. Adler saw people as goal oriented, with an urge toward personal growth and wholeness. He stated that in dreams we can clearly see our aggressive impulses and desire for fulfilment. Dreams can also help the dreamer define two often conflicting aspects of their experience—their image or sense of themselves, and their sense of what is socially acceptable. Because we strive from our earliest years to have some control over ourself and surroundings, we may develop a style of life around a sense of inferiority or lack of power. So a person who feels vulnerable may become aggressive to compensate. Adler therefore felt that in our dreams we not only see what we think of ourself, and what our environmental situation is, but also find a definition of our techniques for satisfying our drive to deal with and succeed in the world.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Alfred Adler (1870–1937) was an Austrian psychiatrist who developed a personality theory referred to as individual psychology. He was at one time closely associated with Sigmund Freud, but broke with Freud to develop his own form of psychotherapy. Adler placed much less emphasis on dreams than other schools of psychiatry, and his attitude toward dreams is somewhat inconsistent. Even though he did not develop a full-blown theory of dreams, his thoughts on this subject had a significant influence on later dream theorizing.
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
Running into an armored truck may be a very direct sign that you have met someone who is well guarded emotionally.
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.
If a person sees himself or his clothes spattered with excreta of animals which are haraam to consume or he becomes the owner of the excreta or he sees himself guarding such excreta, it means he will receive unlawful wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(arb. ‘Aqiq. A variety of chalcedony; Crystalline mineral; Gem; Jewelry; Precious stone; Stone) Seeing a Carnelian-red stone in a dream means dispelling poverty. At the beginning of the creation, of all stones, the Carnelianred was the first stone that testified to God’s Oneness.
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
Vision: Dreaming about an upholstered chair: chances for a pay increase or a promotion at work are good. Seeing a worn-out chair: troubles and worries will spoil your happiness—particularly in your personal life. Sleeping in an upholstered chair means a present illness is taking longer to heal than you were hoping.
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
(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.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream about credit cards relates to our worth, value or status. Receiving a credit note suggests we have not received the correct value or have not received it at the right time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Financial transactions of any sort in dreams highlight our attitude to money, value and authority. We may need to look at who we feel either owes us or to whom we owe value.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a credit card reflect your feelings, attitudes and opinions about borrowed wealth, abundance that isn’t really yours, money and the ease and power and/or struggles it brings. This dream may be warning you to be mindful of your spending, and to consider whether or not the relationship or project you are investing in is worth it. See Accountant and Loan.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a credit card appears in your dreams, this symbolizes your feelings about money and the satisfaction, pleasure, security it can bring, as well as the uncertainties. It may also represent your ability to get what you want in life. Having or getting a credit card symbolizes your sense of personal power in the waking world and the ease with which you make money. Losing a credit card or having it rejected in your dreams signifies uncertainty about your financial future and may reflect the feeling of stress to which getting your needs in life can often lead.... The Element Encyclopedia
Imagining that they demand you pay a debt denotes a misuse of your material and intellectual goods as well as the feeling of being overwhelmed by economic problems in real life. You must be more moderate in using those assets in order to avoid future complications.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of a daredevil implies that you may be allowing yourself to be unduly influenced and ultimately suppressed by another’s views.
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
(Defile) To discredit someone’s reputation or to defile something in a dream means the same in wakefulness. On the other hand, it may mean defaming and backbiting someone, or it may mean making peace with someone after a long separation.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the body is diseased in a dream, this suggests a sickness of attitude or it could simply indicate extreme emotional and physical fatigue. A dismembered body indicates emotional and mental distress; perhaps you are tearing yourself apart over something or someone, or your life is falling apart. Half a body dream images suggest a lack of balance in your life between your outer and inner life.
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
To see one’s head detached from the body without being struck suggest one of the following : that one’s leader or patron will break off his relationship with him; or the observer will lose his capital; or his present means of livelihood will come to an end.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Love; Poverty) To see oneself inflamed with love for someone in a dream represents distress, adversities, blindness, deafness or notoriousness. Such a case may draw people’s compassion.
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.
This symbol appears in a number of religious images and indicates the universe and the centre of ourselves. It indicates that we ourselves arc the centre of our own universe and must accept responsibility for that.
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
To dream that you are fired from your job. suggests that you are wanting to end some relationship or situation in your waking life. It also suggests that you are repressing what you really desire most.... My Dream Interpretation
Fear of deprivation; difficulties, and poverty, as in Savings, Coin, Counterfeit Money. You don’t trust what you have, or are trying to protect it. But you have additional resources and energies at your disposal.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Scientists have found that the human brain is washed during sleep through a study on 13 subjects. According to the research, blood flows out of the brain during sleep, while the cerebrospinal fluid washes the brain.
A team led by Laura Lewis, who is working at Boston University, made an interesting scientific discovery. The team, which has been working on the human brain for a while, has discovered that when people sleep, their brains are washed with cerebrospinal fluid. So your brain is completely washed through rhythmic and breakthrough waves while you sleep.
According to previous studies, Lewis says that they already know that neurons in the brain have electrical wave activities, but that they have discovered that there are also waves in the cerebrospinal fluid. Scientists have illustrated the phases of the brain during sleep so that the research can be done, and the images we will share with you shortly reveal how this washing process will be.
According to the data obtained in the research, after the people sleep, the brain neurons do not function, and the blood flows out of the brain. It is precisely at this time that the cerebrospinal fluid comes into play and washes the brain from beginning to end. Laura Lewis states that the findings from the research are very important because she hopes that these findings may lead to new discoveries.
Lewis’ hopes are about psychological and neurological discoveries. Because brain waves can combine with blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid, especially for the investigation of age-related normal impairments. The reason for this is that as people age, their brains produce less and slower waves. So this research could both open a new door and be a glimmer of hope, especially for the treatment of alzheimer’s disease.
Lewis made this important discovery with 13 people aged between 23 and 33. Considering getting help from the subjects at older ages in the ongoing processes of his research, Lewis states that they can understand how the movement in the brains of people who are older is going to be. Lewis says that so they can make a new discovery about alzheimer’s.... Dreampedia
Louvered doors allow the air to circulate. They close out your vision but not other senses. Louvered doors in a dream may represent the ability to sense an opportunity without seeing it, or hearing something you should not have heard. They may mention your frustration around a lack of privacy.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you mix chemicals, potions, or even drinks does not symbolize the entry of a new element in your life but rather that something different comes from the combination of what you already have. For example, it may reflect the union of your most opposed facets and that as a result, you adopt a more flexible and tolerant attitude. According to another interpretation, this dream indicates the mixing of the right and left sides of the brain. Or, logic and intuition respectively.
The Tarot card of Temperance shows an angel pouring water from one cup to another. The card of the Star illustrates a woman pouring water into a pond and, at the same time, onto the ground. The sign of Aquarius is also a water bearer. All this, as the dream of mixing, refers to the flow of life.
It is the connection between the conscious and the unconscious, and the masculine and feminine elements.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of watching the credits at the end of a movie, you may feel that others are having more fun than you. Or, you may suspect that someone else is getting the “credit” that you deserve to get.
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
Vision: Dreaming about being murdered: difficulties in the near future. Murdering someone else: watch out and don’t be careless, you could be the one who gets hurt. See Aggression.
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
1- Dreaming of something which is new suggests a new beginning, a new way of looking at or dealing with situations, or perhaps even a new relationship. Thus, new shoes might suggest either a different way forward or a way of connecting with the earth.
A new hat might suggest a novel intellectual approach, whereas new spectacles indicate a lresh way of seeing things.
2- To be doing something new in a dream highlights the potential in a fresh learning situation. We are stimulated and excited initially. When we move into a new situation in real life our dreams can highlight our lcars and difficulties. We may often dream of possible scenarios where we are not functioning as well as we should, or of actions we might take to enhance our performance.
3- The new; within the spiritual, is information which comes to us at the right time to enable us to progress. What Is new to us may not actually be new but has impact because we have not previously known it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
What seems to be new to us may be information that comes to us at the right time to enable us to progress spiritually. It has impact because we have not previously been aware of it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be doing something new in a dream highlights the potential in a fresh learning situation. We are stimulated and excited initially. When we first move into a new situation in waking life our dreams can highlight our fears and difficulties. We may often dream of possible scenarios where we are not functioning as well as we should, or of actions we might take to enhance our performance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of something that is new suggests a new beginning, a new way of looking at or dealing with situations, or perhaps even a new relationship. Thus, new shoes might suggest either a different way forward or a way of connecting with the earth.
A new hat might suggest a novel intellectual approach, whereas new spectacles indicate a fresh way of seeing things.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of walking into a New Age festival or bookshop, to participate in a New Age ritual or visit a place closely linked with New Age ways of thinking such as Glastonbury or Stonehenge, corresponds to new things, new people and new places in your life. You may even be taking on a new identity and developing new strengths. Your dream is urging you to use and build on your past experience to create a new and exciting future for your—self.
If you feel anxious in your dream, this signifies that you are feeling out of place in some situation.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- To dream of the New Year is to recognise the need for a fresh start. It may also signify the measurement of time in a wav that is acceptable, or a time when something can happen.
2- Psychologically, when there is a need for renewal or a new growth in understanding we need to acknowledge the effort we must make. This is often svmbolised as a New Year, a new beginning.
3- Spiritually, in any culture, the New Year with its attendant celebrations can signify enlightenment or new knowledge becoming available. We arc no longer in the depths of darkness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The Gypsies say that to dream of any aspect of a new year—a New Years Eve party, being wished a Happy New Year, etc.—indicates that you will have a chance to start afresh, start a new project, implement new ideas, change your course of action, etc.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Spiritually, in any culture, the new year with its attendant celebrations can signify enlightenment or new knowledge becoming available. We are no longer in the depths of darkness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, when there is a need for renewal or a new growth in understanding, we need to acknowledge the effort we must make. This is often symbolized as a new year, a new beginning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of the new year is to recognize the need for a fresh start. It may also signify the measurement of time in a way that is acceptable, or a time when something can happen.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Celebrating the new year’s day in a dream means a short lived happiness, reminiscing the past, the passing of sorrow and adversities, or recovering lost money. In the dream, if the new year’s day coincide to be on a Friday, it means the spread of evil, corruption, or political turmoils for that year.
If it is a Saturday, it means drought, hardships during a difficult year, plagues and illness.
If it is a Sunday, it means a cold winter and a blessed crop for that year.
If it is a Monday, it means floods, winter illness and perhaps a partial loss of the crop.
If it is a Tuesday, it means shortage of rain and a cold winter.
If it is a Wednesday, it means scarcity and deficiency of water, and a cold weather by the end of summer and beginning of autumn.
If it is a Thursday, it means a prosperous year, except for the livestock. This interpretation was given by Ptolemy, theAlexandrian astronomer 367 -283 B.C.duringhis residence in Egypt.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A dream set in New York symbolizes a busy lifestyle. You may not be getting a truly restful sleep and wake up feeling exhausted. Alternatively, a dream about New York may represent your aspirations to big city success. You envision yourself on top of the world, in the middle of it all.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of New York represent your drive to realize your goals. “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere!” Pay attention to the feeling tone of this dream and consider your associations with the city that never sleeps. See September Eleventh and City.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Excitement, opportunities, shopping and glamor are all associated with New York; on the other hand, it has always been associated with crime, and is now—after 9 / 11—associated with terror and destruction as well. Try to work out the associations that have meaning for you.... The Element Encyclopedia
To be alone in New York City without any friends or companions is symbolic of being totally on your own. Whatever projects or enterprises you’re facing right now are likely to have to be done almost entirely on your own.
The bright lights of New York City at night, especially if they blink on and off, symbolize an encouraging message that the solution to a problem you’ve been wrestling with will come to you in a bolt of inspiration.
Dreaming of hearing any of the vast number of songs about New York City represents reassurance that a cherished goal or project of yours will indeed manifest - with a lot of work.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Located to the southeast of Australia, New Zealand consists of two main islands and a number of smaller outlying islands so scattered that they range from the tropical to the polar. In dreams it suggests diversity but also pastoral respite.... The Element Encyclopedia
To hear good news in a dream, denotes that you will be fortunate in affairs, and have harmonious companions; but if the news be bad, contrary conditions will exist. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of seeing or hearing news is about the future. Pay attention, this may be very important. Alternatively, your dream could be helping you to vent out any negativity that you saw on the news recently. Consider the subject matter and the feeling tone to discern the significance of this dream. See Prophetic Dreams and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To hear bad news in your dream, signifies that you will have success and good friends to support you.
To dream of hearing good news suggests upcoming disappointments.
A dream of watching, reading or listening to a news report suggests that you will gain new insight into a problem that has been troubling you. Success will come faster if you learn to be more vocal and express your needs to others.... My Dream Interpretation
To receive news in dreams could be indicative of a situation of loneliness and isolation, voluntary or involuntary. The dreamer in this case desires contact with the outside world, or is looking to change his circumstances.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Radio, television and newspapers keep us up to date with world events and when these kinds of media appear in your dreams, their function is typically to send you a message about your current circumstances from your unconscious mind. Your waking reaction to a news broadcast typically holds true in dreams, but in the latter the broadcasting authority is your unconscious mind trying to transmit a message to you. Did you dream that you were driving along or pottering about at home with the radio or television on in the background, when a newsflash drew your attention? If so try to pay attention to the headlines and see if you can find any links to your waking world. The message may have been coded in the language of dreams. For example, a war bulletin or report could warn of conflict at home or work.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
If you dream of being an orphaned, adopted or fostered child, this usually suggests that your relationships with members of your family in waking life have created some sense of loss and rejection in you. Dreaming of having lost your parents or being rejected by your parents so you become an orphan, adopted or fostered child may denote that you feel you didn’t get their unconditional love and attention, and that you have to find your own way in the world without their support. Alternatively you may feel as if you are an outsider in the relationship to your family. Perhaps you have been excluded or perhaps you have little in common with them. Do you consider yourself rejected or at odds with the rest of your family? Whatever the reason, your dream may be suggesting to you that you need to create a surrogate family to get the support you need; this may be with your friends or your partner, and they will be able to help you feel loved, secure and accepted for who you are.
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
Known for his powerful yet sensitive leading roles. Paul Newman may represent a “new man” entering a woman’s life. In his later years he has been recognized for his generosity and fund-raising for children’s projects. He thus is like the archetype of the Hierophant, who brings community- mindedness into action as a benefactor to the disadvantaged.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
“Every woman at some time dreams about a predator.” So it has been said in the past, but the same holds true for every man. Points to sexual feelings, animalistic ones that could be enjoyed or that you are trying to repress.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: A predator animal in women’s dreams is always a sign of unconscious sexual urges.
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
Example: ‘An old woman with a very pink, lined face, and wearing a clashing red hat, knelt close to my face.
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
A positive color, representing vitality (fire) and activity, love and passion. Red, however, can also be a sign of aggression, rage, and vengeance. According to alchemistic tradition, red is the color of the spirit, of gold, and of the sun.
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
Vision: Seeing red flames means either a job is going well or love is burning bright. Looking at someone with red hair is a warning about an impassioned character or violent temper. It also means that you are suspicious of a person who means well.
Depth Psychology: See the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Red is an active, affective color, full of passion and emotion.
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
To dream of the color red indicates raw power, elan, fervor, intense passion, aggression, authority, and bravery. It connotes deep emotions and spirituality. It also stands for anger, such as in the idiom, ‘seeing red.’ Red can also suggest danger, stigma, and compulsion, particularly in sex. Your dream is a nudge for you to rethink your actions and avoid being impulsive.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of the color red represent alarm, passion, rage, sexuality, blood and volatility. Red can also represent a desire to stop or end a situation in your life. See Chakra-2nd and Color.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Red may symbolize sexuality, passion, anger, revolution, danger. As the colour of blood, red is a symbol of life (which is why Hindu and Chinese brides wear red); but blood, of course, may also mean death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
This is the color of blood, fire, passion, war, and of sexual instincts. When this color dominates in dreams, it means that you are willing to act viscerally, be it with love or with hate.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The first color of the spectrum, red is associated with security, grounding, aggression, and passion. This energy is connected with the base of the spine. Often thought of as a color of passion, red aligns with aggression and sexual expression in the masculine principle. We stop at red lights, creating security for ourselves by avoiding the danger of oncoming traffic. Blood is the essence of life force itself and is therefore related to being grounded in the physical body.
In waking life red is associated with fire, heat, blood and passion. In dreams, these ‘hot’ themes are often mirrored and the interpretation is typically connected with passion, energy or vitality. Red is also associated with anger and rage towards something or someone, and, through its association with fire, can represent danger and prohibition. This is reflected in the red ‘stop’ signs of many countries’ traffic-control systems. The color also indicates the angry urge to fight back and, if you are experiencing such violent emotions and you dream of red, take it as a warning to exercise restraint, or the consequences will be tragic.
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 red carpet is a symbol itself, indicating a special path for people of a certain elevated status. There are two implications when a red carpet is present. One is that there is a special event taking place.
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
1- Our perception of the American Indian as being naturally unsophisticated gives the interpretation of natural wisdom, or basic instinct. When one such appears we arc able to handle a different kind of power and energy.
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
Dreams of a red light signify “stop,” do not proceed.
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 see a red light in your dream suggests that you need to stop what you are doing and think things through before moving forward. You need to proceed with care and caution. Alternatively, this dream may signify obstacles on your path.
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
(Red-brown) Unless one has a reddish beard as the natural color of his hair, having a reddish beard in a dream means trials or temptations, and particularly if gray hair is mixed with it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See Telescope. Inferiority complex, devaluing the Self. Taking small things too seriously. Possibly a suggestion to expand your frame of reference and thereby grow in awareness. See also Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams in which you are fired from your job, dismissed by your employer or refused work may reflect insecurities about the regard in which you are held by the people with whom you work. On the other hand, your dream may reflect your sense of redundancy in another area of your life. Perhaps your children have grown up and you don’t feel needed as a parent anymore.
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.
Material aspects: To dream of being made redundant can be interpreted as an anxiety dream, not so much about our job situation but more to do with our own self-worth. In today’s climate, when employment is less secure, redundancy is a risk, so such a dream may also reflect our ability to take risks.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of redwood trees, because they grow tall, represents spiritual growth, mastery; heightened awareness, and great knowledge that is reaching up toward heaven, while remaining deeply rooted to earth. See Tree.... Strangest Dream Explanations
When you are young, dreaming of retirement demonstrates a desire to forget your worries and live more peacefully. Probably you are carrying a great tension and the subconscious is telling you you need to enjoy a period of calm.
If the dreamer is already retired in real life, it is just a reflection of their current situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(see also Church, Guru, Holy / Holiness, Wise Old Man / Woman)
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
To dream that you are scared denotes that you are experiencing feelings of low self-worth and uselessness. You no longer hold power over some aspect of your life. You may feel rage towards someone or something.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Feeling scared in dreams signifies that your achievements may not be as successful as you had hoped. You are having anxieties in certain circumstances of your life, possibly related to people who you are not able to trust. However, your worries will be temporary and short-lived.
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
If a person sees his hand severed and while lifting such a hand, it remains attached to his body it means he will derive some benefit from his brother or son. But if the severed hand is completely detached it means he will suffer some loss caused by his brother or son.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees his hand severed and while lifting such a hand, it remains attached to his body it means he will derive some benefit from his brother or son. But if the severed hand is completely detached it means he will suffer some loss caused by his brother or son.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Sometimes people discover—usually accidentally—that they have experienced a virtually identical dream, perhaps at the same time. In this variety of psychic dream, two or more people seem to experience the same events and have similar images. As an example, two people might both report having dreamt of mending the same component on a car, having the same conversation or visiting the same place. Shared dreams may be much more common than we imagine, because the discussion of dreams is usually fairly limited because of the fast pace of modern life. The theoretical implications are fascinating. Are they caused by the dreams using a common symbol representing a similar thought concerning something that happened in the day? Is there telepathic communication between the dreamers? Or can a part of your consciousness actually enter someone else’s mind? These questions need to be explored. Such anomalies often act as clues that lead to great new truths.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing a tank means difficulties arc piling up. Somebody on the job wants to “roll over you”—look for safety. Riding in a tank: you are reminded—rather cruelly—of promises or responsibilities you made some time ago—you need to fulfill them, even if it is difficult.
Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary
Feeling tired in dreams is often the literal reflection of a situation in real life.
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
In Western cultures, this motif often emerges in dreams in which we find ourselves taking an examination for which we are completely unprepared. For example, college students often have anxiety dreams around the end of the term that involve examinations they have not studied adequately for; this occurs regardless of whether or not the student has actually studied enough.
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
To see withered or dead flowers in your dream denotes disappointments and gloomy situations. You may not be utilizing your full potential and talents.
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
Depending on the details of the dream, the color yellow could have positive or negative connotations.
If the dream has a pleasant or happy mood the yellow could represent enthusiasm, energy, vigor, and harmony. However, if the dream had an undesirable tone, the yellow could represent fear and the inability to make a decision or take action. See also: Colors... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Refers to intuition and intellect (also in the sense of awareness). Symbol for the color of the sun.
Yellow also stands for irritable feelings. It may also be a sign of mental illness that may be expressed, for instance, in the choice of yellow as a dominating color in paintings, such as those of Van Gogh.
The term “Yellow Peril” warns of mental and physical illness. This is a classic example of how a political term with an archetypal meaning has over time led to new associations, regardless of whether others share the same political opinion. Advertising works in a similar way.
If the yellow seems to have a golden tint to it— abundant harvest, intellectual activities. Dark or muddy / dirty yellow, on the other hand, means envy, greed, jealousy, and betrayal.
In Hinduism, yellow symbolizes the light of life; in Buddhism humility and freedom.
Goethe wrote “[Yellow] is a happy, alive, gentle color, but it can easily become uncomfortable and with the addition of even the slightest amount of another color, it becomes devalued, ugly, and dirty.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Yellow is a happy, encouraging color. In spite of its gentleness, however, it can easily slide into unpleasantness, because only the slightest addition can quickly make it look dirty, unattractive, greenish, or caustic. Yellow is the color of intuition, premonitions, and perceptions, however much it is easily irritated.
A warm yellow is the color of the radiant energy of the sun, enlightening and wanning at the same time.
Color Therapy: Yellow is a good color in cases of digestive problems, liver and gallbladder problems, diabetes, food allergies, low blood sugar, too much sexual energy, muscle tension and spasms, asthma, and depression.
Depth Psychology: Yellow is a symbol of your optimism, sunny disposition, the light, joy spirit, and your interest in new things. But it is also irritation, envy, extroversion, extreme motivation, and activity.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of yellow signify that you are scared, timid, and afraid. Yellow is also associated with the sun, which stands for power, illumination, summertime, lightness of being, optimism and light. Consider the feeling tone. See Color.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Yellow may symbolize cowardice (‘yellow streak’); consciousness, awareness or intelligence; or - particularly if golden - a promise of something good and life-enhancing, or an intimation of your true self.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Yellow is the color of intuition, intelligence, thought, and mental clarity.
This color helps to fight anxiety while awaking creative talent (despite this, yellow is often hated by actors and other artists).
Dressing in yellow in dreams promises future happiness caused by an unforeseen event. According to gypsy tradition, yellow indicates a solar nature able to discern the best of each person and every single thing.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Yellow is the color of emotions and gut feelings and is appropriately centered in the solar plexus, creating a relationship with this area of the body and the color of the sun.
The solar plexus is where we experience our feelings and the rapid shift from one state to another. Associated with the adrenal glands, yellow connects to adrenaline, the chemical manufactured by the brain that creates anxiety, sudden bursts of energy, and the fight-or-flight response. This is reflected in the use of yellow to indicate caution in signage and traffic management. Of course, many emotional states are very pleasant, which is embodied by our experience of sunlight as warm and comforting.
Yellow in dreams is often thought to be a symbol of the intellect and the ability to think clearly. Therefore a dream that features yellow may indicate the dreamer’s thought processes, suggesting that they are thinking clearly. On the other hand, it may suggest someone who has no positive goals and who is drifting along in life.
If this is the case, the unconscious is urging the dreamer to take steps towards improving their self-confidence so that they can move forward in life.
The traditional association with yellow, however, is cowardice and in dreams, muddier shades of yellow may mean blocked intuition, betrayal and treachery, as well as feelings of fear and cowardice.
If the dream features bright yellow, this can suggest sunniness, joy and optimism in waking life. Yellow, like orange and gold, is associated with the sun and because the sun lights up our world and gives us warmth, these colors often impart a contented, sunny mood. Therefore if bright yellow features strongly in your dream, your unconscious may be encouraging you to cheer up. As a powerful source of energy, the sun also symbolizes intelligence and enlightenment, so if anyone in your dream was wearing yellow, it may have been drawing attention to their intellectual and energetic character. Could the dream have been urging you to adopt some of these qualities in waking life?
A yellow bird or animal may be tied to the notion of being liberated from some aspect of your life. Yellow food or drink may point to the need for extra sustenance to give you a physical or mental energy boost. Yellow flowers and plants are usually linking to creativity and change. Does this color appear in your dreams constantly in association with a certain symbol? If it does, then maybe you will find joy in association with that symbol if you allow yourself to. Keywords: The color yellow has both positive and negative connotations.
If the dream is a pleasant one, then the color yellow is symbolic of intellect, energy, agility, happiness, harmony, and wisdom. On the other hand, if the dream is an unpleasant one, then the color represents cowardice and indecision.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see a yellow bird flying about is an omen of good luck in financial affairs but not so good in affairs of the heart. Should the bird land on you in a friendly manner this denotes some ill fortune will cast a pall over your life for a short time.
To see this bird dead or sick then it foretells disaster in your affairs.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Yellow roses: jealous’ and alienation in your love relationship. Wilted roses: your love for another person is dying. Getting pricked by a thorn: you will face obstacles on your path and feel hurt in your love relationship.
Smelling the fragrance of a yellow rose in a dream means kissing a sick woman.
Joy and gladness
Joy and friendship.
For example, purple roses are exotic emotions, red is for passionate love, and yellow is for friendship.
The red rose may symbolize desire and passion, but it is also the national flower of England, although both the white rose and the mixed white and red Tudor rose are sometimes used as well. In the United States, different roses have very different functions: yellow roses are given for friendship, white roses are the flowers of weddings, whilst red roses are appropriate at funerals.