A cassette player may reflect those old beliefs or “tapes” that you are holding on to from the past.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If one puts something in a closet in a dream, it means that he will find it there when he needs it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A closet may also symbolize a place where people bury things from their life that they do not wish to deal with ... Christian Dream Symbols
A full closet means you’ll experience excellent business profits.
A linen closet means that good times are ahead at home.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
In children, often a reflection of their fears. What exacdy is the closet hiding?
If the door is ajar, perhaps you are thinking of coming out of the closet with some controversial aspect of your life or beliefs.
If a skeleton is in the closet, consider what you might be hiding from others, or even from yourself (see Bones).
How does the closet appear? Is it orderly or messy? This organization, or lack thereof, can be a reflection of your own thought processes, or the orderliness of your lifestyle in general.... The Language of Dreams
The clothing may also represent a new self-image you may want to embrace.
The closet may indicate something that you have hidden from yourself or something that was hidden from you.
A walk-in closet may invite seclusion or hiding.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
An open closet is a warning: be more careful around people in your surroundings.
A closed closet: be more accommodating and friendlier toward others.
Depth Psychology: The closet represents your body and its needs. Is your closet full and organized or empty? In case of the latter, you are either in need of more “emotional sustenance,” or you need a rest so you can replenish your energies. See Furniture.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your closet is cluttered, then it’s time to take an inventory of what to keep, what to release and what to wear. See Clothes and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If it is hidden, its location reflects difficulties when dealing with others. And if it’s messy it means the subject suffers emotional problems. On the contrary, if it is clean, organized, and full of beautiful items, it certifies the health of spirit and possession of a great inner wealth.
The oneiric superstition says that dreaming of a full closet portends good luck; the opposite if it is empty.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A closet is a place used for storage.
The items found in a closet usually fall into one of three categories: frequently used items kept out of sight for the sake of organization, things stored for later use, and forgotten objects that we continue to hold on to even though they have lost their purpose.
A dream that features a closet as a primary image or location may need to be considered through one of these themes. Many objects found in a dream closet connect to shame.
The level of this will correspond to how hidden something is and / or how much fear there is around it. Keep in mind, however, that a closet is also a storage space where we file away things we no longer need on a regular basis. There may be old thoughts, feelings, or ways of being that need to be recognized and discarded in order to make room for new growth that is on the horizon.
The phrase “in the closet” has come to be linked almost exclusively to an individual who is hiding their homosexuality. However, in a dream, this can refer to any hidden side of the self. What you discover in a closet should be viewed through the focus of something you are hiding from or not wanting to face.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a young woman is vexed over undoing or fastening her corset, she will be strongly inclined to quarrel with her friends under slight provocations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a man dreams of putting on a woman’s corset, he will suffer ridicule to his great embarrassment.... The Complete Dream Book
A man dreaming about a beautiful girl in a corset: a woman is going to disappoint you. Wearing a corset: your efforts are for naught. Taking a corset off: your old sorrows or problems will be a thing of the past.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia
The classic symbolism of Theseus (you the dreamer) in the labyrinth (the entanglements of your real life) guided by the spiritual thread (your intuition) to slay the Minotaur (your debased animalistic side) may filter into your dream.
If you find your way out of the maze, this suggests the end of a mystery or the resolution of a dilemma in waking life. See also BUILDINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If this is a hands free headset for your phone, this is about keeping harmful rays away from your brain, protection, and valuing your mind. See Head, Chakra-Crown and Walkman.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Try to assign a feeling and function to the setting of your dreamscape; that busy city might convey the feeling of purpose and speed, together with the function of work; that park might suggest the feeling of relaxation and the function of refreshment. When you have defined your feeling and function, try to see what part they play in your waking life and what the other details of the dream say about them.
Bear in mind, too, that you need to consider personal associations. A countryside walk may conjure up an image of heaven for some people but of hell for others, particularly if they suffer from severe hay fever.
Interpreting the symbolism of the dream setting can give you an insight into your own inner landscape.
If the setting is familiar, look out for symbols of your work or home situation to decide whether the dream is about your professional or personal life. Such a scene may also take you back to childhood or a time of learning.
If the setting is not familiar, or from your past, think about how it may relate to the emotional climate of a current situation. Recurring landscapes in dreams indicate feelings to which you often return; if the same scenes recur, they suggest habitual attitudes with which you approach a situation. Recurring scenes of your past represent a stance you developed at that time in your life. Although landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than temporary moods, if the landscape does change in your dream, perhaps you need to make corresponding changes in your everyday life or in your approach to life. Composite scenes, consisting of many images that you recognize in one setting, are usually drawing your attention to particular qualities or moods which have relevance to the content of the dream. The country where your dream is set may also have significance. See also FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
Bear in mind, too, that the light, the weather and other features of your dream landscape all contribute to the setting and are all saying something about your mood or the feelings the dream inspires. Light is a common symbol of consciousness, so a sunny landscape will indicate clarity and awareness and a bright and sunny place will suggest fun and liveliness. Dark places in general represent the unconscious, although landscapes that become dark or dreary during the course of the dream may also refer to your subjective view of the world; for example, a dark shadowy murky scene signifies feelings of depression. A place that becomes lighter and brighter during your dream suggests possibilities and potentials, whilst the dim illumination of moonlight is a common symbol of intuition.
The nature of the weather in your dream will also express how you are feeling. Bad weather may foretell of troubles lying ahead, rain falling may indicate a release of tension, whilst the appearance of a rainbow across the landscape might suggest your troubles have found some sort of resolution. A beautiful place in a dream may be encouraging you to use your creative imagination in waking life, a sheltered place might be offering peace and security, unknown places could be revealing aspects of yourself of which you may be unsure and wide open spaces offer you a taste of freedom from confinement, whether emotional or physical.
The structure of the landscape also reflects your feelings about the content of your dream. A landscape that is hard to travel over or live in says much about the emotional or practical obstacles in your waking life. Your dream may have created a symbolic scenario to show you the things that are preventing you from being happy and fulfilled.
What you see lying ahead of you in a dream, such as a mountain or a flight of stairs, is significant as it represents the challenges you have yet to face. Obstacles in dream landscapes may express your everyday concerns. For example, you may find it impossible to cross a busy street in your dream; the street may well be a symbol of an impending exam.
If some aspect of your dream landscape did not seem right or was out of proportion, perhaps you are not seeing things straight in waking life. In your dream, look out for other symbols that suggest some aspect of your waking life is out of proportion; if your dream has a surreal or supernatural elements, refer to the chapter on SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that you are setting a mouse trap, you will outwit your opponents.... My Dream Interpretation
2- As a psychological symbol the rose represents perfection. It contains within it the mysterv of life and its grace and happiness. It also suggests the cycle of life, through the cycle of its own growth and decay.
3- Spiritually the rose has ambivalent meanings. It suggests perfection and passion, life and death. Time and Eternity. It also represents the heart, the centre of life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a sick person sees himself standing up to defend proper moral values, to explain what is true and to refute what is false in a dream, it means that he will enjoy a quick recovery from his illness.
If one sees someone’s infant setting out to walk in a dream, it means that it will take him a longer time to walk.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Example: ‘I was in a crowd around a church’ (Efrosyni G).
If we looked at the rest of Efrosyni’s dream we might lose the impact of this very first ‘scene setting’ statement.
If we look up crowd, we find under. Talking to, leading, or part of crowd at a central event, ‘an impulse or idea which unifies many parts of one’s own nature’. So here is something which Efrosyni is deeply interested in. Many of her feelings are involved in it. Looking up church we find ‘religious feeling or beliefs, in- eluding moral code, or our feelings about organised religion*. So it is against Efrosyni’s religious beliefs that the rest of the dream drama unfolds.
Example: I was in a house with old clothes and was washing up* (Mrs PR).
The entry on house says it is P’s everyday feeling state, her general image of herself.
The old clothes are a sense of being old or unattractive. Washing up suggests she feels there are things to clear up concerning what is happening in her life. But it also suggests she sees herself as unexciting. Having clarified that—she feels old and uninteresting, and this needs to be cleaned up or dealt with—the very next pan of the dream explodes into view with meaning. My daughter’s husband to be came in. I admired the way he dressed and he turned his back on me.’ At the end of her dream P feels ‘lost and rejected’. By clarifying the opening scene, it seems likely P looks at her daughter in her new romance (P being 50, a divorcee, and at the tail end of a whirlwind romance’) and feels jealous. Maybe she even hopes to attract her daughter’s man away from her, but he indicates there is no hope. Basically, after her romance, P feels unwanted and rejected.
The helpfulness of the dream, however, is that the first scene shows P the son of feelings about herself that she is living with daily—feelings of being old and uninteresting. Shifting those feelings can change the way others react to her. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. Desire to bring problems to a closure and move on. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A beautiful sunset tells of rewards to come from work already done.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If your dream-sun is blocked by clouds, you may want to consider where in your life your personal power is being limited or held back.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. One is happy that an ordeal is ending. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A sunset with clouds in the sky: sorrow, trouble, or unpleasantness.
A sunset in a cloudless sky at the end of a pleasant dream: contentment and recover)’ from a present illness.
Depth Psychology: Go within yourself and search for more quiet and relaxation in order to replenish diminished energies.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is now time to relax, revitalize, and reassess your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is a period of rest, renewal and evaluation.... My Dream Interpretation
The idea that something so simple can generate an enormous amount of joy is presented by a dream with a swing set in it.
If you have personal associations with a swing set from your childhood, those should feature in your interpretation. Sometimes the most joyful images can show up with a sense of distortion in a nightmare.
A nightmare simply means the stakes are higher; such a dream may be calling for more of this playfulness in your life as something more important than you might think.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. A message from one level of consciousness to another regarding repetitive behaviors.
3. A need or desire for escapism. ... New American Dream Dictionary