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
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
What is the quality of the earth in your dream? Is it richly fertile or a wasteland? Sandy soil suggests uncertainty; red earth, hard work and toil, and rich, dark soil, satisfaction. Soft soil links with the need for mothering or tactile contact.
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
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
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
“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
You may be experiencing feelings of helplessness and an inability to get out of a situation in your daily life. This common sense approach can easily be applied and with some effort you can examine your feelings and actions symbolized in this dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of being sucked into quicksand indicates you may be in an emotional bind in your waking life.
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
Dreams of quicksand denote seduction, gluttony, and entropy. You are getting sucked into a belief system that you inherently know isn’t good or healthy for you. Your dream is giving you the message to get out before it envelops you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: To find ourselves trapped in quicksand suggests that we have been put in a difficult situation which is not necessarily of our own making.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In old-fashioned dream interpretation, quicksand represented business difficulties – often due to circumstances beyond our control. Today it tends to signify a lack of security. This is represented by the ground beneath our feet not being stable and indeed being somewhat dangerous.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Pulling someone (or something) out of quicksand in your dream predicts a steadily increas- ing income; a dream of sinking in quicksand is a strong warning against mixing or prying into the personal affairs of others. Quicksilver. See under Mer-cury.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This is one of those obstacle symbols that has a shade of meaning connected to emotional overwhelm that is causing you to feel ungrounded. Quicksand is made up of earth and water in a treacherous combination whereby the water is abundant and the makeup of the earth is such that the water is not readily absorbed. Anytime water is present with regard to a symbol, there are issues of emotionality in play. Since quicksand’s water content is essentially imperceptible until you find yourself engulfed in it, your interpretation should reflect this sense of being initially unaware of the danger and the astonishment of discovering that you are suddenly in peril.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Quicksand may symbolize losing one’s footing and sinking into the quicksand of one’s emotions or the unconscious. Dreaming about being in quicksand may reflect circumstances in the business or personal life of the dreamer that are beyond the dreamer’s control.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
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
In a dream, sand represents money. Carrying a handful of sand in a dream means pursuing a business.
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
Lack of security, passage of time; lack of emotion or nourishment. See desert. Idioms: built on sand; sands of time are running out; bury one’s head in the sand. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
This image represents the transitory—as in the hourglass—and the fear of getting stuck and sinking into the sand.
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
1- Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are demonstrating a lack of emotional security. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require in life.
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
(see Desert, Oasis) Spiritual or emotional dryness.
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
Sand represents hundreds of years of evolution at your feet. Made up of particles of eroded material, it may comment on the process of disintegration and regeneration of life. Sand may point to your personal evolution as it is connected to the evolution of the collective. As with “the sands of time.” shifting through sand may mention that you are looking at the continuum of your life’s passage in order to sift through the growth expenences of your life to measure how far you have come.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at sand in a dream: you are wasting rime and energy on a matter that will not be successful. Lying in the sand: your situation is getting worse.
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
Dreams of sand may be giving you the message to appreciate the little things in life that you have been taking for granted. Sand is also a symbol of abundance and prosperity in that there are more grains of sand on a stretch of beach than can conceivably be counted. Sand also represents the passage of time, as in sand through the hour glass, or it can be an irritant, as in sand in an oyster, that brings about your greatest pearls of wisdom. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Sand in a dream suggests a degree of instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are not feeling particularly emotionally secure. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require from life.
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
Material aspects: Sand can represent impermanence. Because they will inevitably be washed away by the tide, building sand castles in dreams suggests that there is some doubt about the validity of a project in which we are involved. They also indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not necessarily have permanence and may be an illusion. You might also like to consult the entries for beach, digging / excavation, hourglass and time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a fine sandy beach promises peace and sensuality. It suggests the soft touch of the sea, of love, and of the mother. In contrast, the desert sand represents aridity and goes hand in hand with the image of the death. Dreaming that you walk over sand reveals you are afraid of not achieving the goal previously set; whereas, if you find sand in food or clothing, it means nervousness caused by an unstable situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Sand is part of the land and as such relates to the conscious mind.
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
A dream about sand might relate to pleasant memories of being at the beach. Alternatively, sand can represent time—as in “the sands of time”—or the insecurity of building one’s house in the sand. Sand is also associated with deserts and the lack of nourishing water. (See also Beach, Desert).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreaming of sand castles suggests that you should beware of a new acquaintance who will try to exploit you. This dream can also symbolize that you are standing on uneasy ground in a relationship or new life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about a sand storm represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc.
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
Dreams of a sand trap reflect the way you handle adversity. Perhaps you are feeling stressed and frustrated because you have lost sight of your goals. Your dream is showing you that it is up to you to dig your way out. See Quicksand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Seeing or wearing sandals: you want to make one of two statements: I am different from the rest of society, or I am light-hearted and have a great need to be free. See Foot, Shoes.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance. But if the sandals hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they foretells small annoyances, possibly related to money. Also see “Flip-flops.”... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance, but if they hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they portend vexation concerning small money matters.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Shoes relate to how grounded you are, what direction you are moving in, and how you’d like to express yourself about how you are going where you are headed. Sandals are the ultimate in casual effortlessness. Their open structure implies a desire to experience freedom.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Sand represents tiny ideas in consciousness and a sandstorm is the negative consequence of too many chaotic thoughts. Wind is also a symbol that relates to the intellect, and when these two get together in an out-of-balance fashion, you may feel trapped and unable to move with any clarity.
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 dream of a sandwich indicates that you are harboring feelings of frustration and stress towards some aspect in your life. It can also represent your talent for multitasking. In some situations, a sandwich in your dream may simply be a sandwich.
To see or eat a fish sandwich denotes an inner struggle between faith and reason.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An interesting dream of varied omen depending on details.
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
To see a sandwich in your dream suggests that a lot of pressure and stress is being put on you. It represents a boxed-in feeling such as may be provoked by a situation, relationship or belief that has a confining effect. It also reflects your ability to do two things at once. To see or eat a fish sandwich in your dream indicates conflict between your spiritual beliefs and what is practical.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
Soil, sand and dust symbolize wealth in the form of goods, if someone sees soil, Sand or dust flying on him or he sees himself eating it, it suggest that he will become wealthy and affluent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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