If a woman sees ‘Aisha in a dream, it means earning a high station, a blessed fame, developing righteousness and earning the love of one’s husband and parents.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A sheepskin coat may emphasize this significance fear of losing the coat can suggest the fear of losing faith and belief.
If the coat is too short or not thick enough it shows we may be fearful that our love, or the protection we have, is not adequate for our needs. Also consult the entry for sheep in animals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Submissive. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are a geisha suggests that you are stable in your private and social life. You adapt to well to different situations.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dreamed of being a geisha, you are well-balanced in your personal, social and academic/work life. You also adjust well to various situations.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Having a good reputation, a high social position. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Greetings)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If your dream handshake was strong, this suggests that you are feeling positive about your life at present.
If the handshake was weak, this suggests you may be in need of an energy boost.
If someone offers you their hand then withdraws it quickly, you may be feeling distrustful of that person.
If the greeting was a hug, try to recall how you felt about that greeting. Did you feel warm and comfortable, or uneasy and unnatural? If you felt secure, then this suggests you are feeling appreciated in everyday life; if you felt uneasy, this suggests you are feeling isolated and unsupported.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one has a son who ran away in disobedience to his father, and if he sees God’s prophet Ishaq in a dream, it means that he will return to his home and be obedient again. This dream also indicates a surge of glad tidings, peace and tranquility. Seeing Ishaq (uwbp) in a dream also means suffering from persecution by the senators of one’s town, or from some of his relatives, and finally God Almighty will come to his help, and grant him back his integrity and honor.
If one sees him in his best form and radiant beauty, it becomes a sign of glad tidings, whereby one’s progeny will engender leaders, governors and righteous people. Seeing him in a dream also may mean coming out of tight circumstances into a more relaxed ones, changingfrom heedlessness into guidance, poverty into richness, and from disobedience to one’s parents to obeyingthem again. Ifone sees himselftransformed into Ishaq(uwbp) or to wear his robe in a dream means that he may near his death then be saved from it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A knife sharpener in a dream also represents sobriety, a dignified bearing of adversities, or he could represent a vile person, a trouble maker, or a decisive person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The shaft is the portal through which you get to the place below. From the surface, it is the evidence that an excavation has already taken place and that access to what is available has already been established. This is a fairly common dream image and indicates that there may be a need to revisit the dark and scary places below the surface of your consciousness in order to reap the benefit that is hidden in those realms.
If the mine shaft seems abandoned, you are revisiting some insight or awareness that you have already mined, so look to past wisdom for your answers to today’s questions.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If they feature in your dreams they could be urging you to take a risk and challenge yourself or convention in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Salt is a symbol of the stuff that life is made off, as well as your energies and vitality. Have you turned into “a pillar of salt”? Is everything stagnating because you are looking only to the past? Salt is also a symbol of hospitality—the “salt of the earth.” How important are your friends?... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The saw is a sign that you are overly critical and at times too cynical. Working with a saw: you need to solve conflicts and problems on your own.
The dream might also suggest you let go of a relationship. Sometimes the saw indicates sexual desires that call for attention.... Dreamers Dictionary
See under Clothes, Dress, Coat, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Hint that suggests that one should embark on a romantic relationship with someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees a shade in the winter in a dream then it means trouble, distress, adversities, or soliciting the company of people who foster innovation. Shade in a dream also represents the governor of one’s town, a man of knowledge, a pious person, an ascetic, or a religious student on the path. Seeking refuge in the shade away from the heat of the sun in a dream means comfort, profits, or escaping from harm. As for a woman, shade in her dream represents her husband.
If an unmarried woman sees herself seeking the shade in a dream, it means her marriage and that she will marry a rich and a powerful person.
If one finds it cold to sit in the shade in his dream, then ifhe seeks to sit under the sun to worm himself up, it means that his poverty will be dispelled, for cold in a dream also 382 means poverty.
(Also see Shadow)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of raising a shade predicts success in the enterprise that interests you most; a... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If lamp or window shade, that which closes out light. See Curtain.... The Dream Books Symbols
2. Commitment of relationship one is reluctant to make.
3. Rejection of one or more aspects of one’s personality.
4. One’s real self is being hidden or repressed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A shadow in a dream also means guidance, repentance, true monotheism and contemplating the Maker and His creation.
If one moves but does not see his shadow moving in a dream, it means abrogating the laws, discarding what is permissible, adopting what is unlawful, death, becoming motionless, or losing one’s senses.
The same interpretation applies if one’s shadow disappears under the sunlight, or under the moonlight, or in the night lights, or if his reflection disappears from the water surface, or from any shiny surface.
If one sees his shadow dancing in a dream, it means falsehood, lies, stealing people’s money, shifting one’s faith according to one’s personal interests, or that he criticize the conduct of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace. Dancing one’s shadow over a carpet in a dream means invoking evil spirits, speaking their words after being possessed by them, and it means trials, temptations and evil.
(Also see Shade)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A shadow can symbolize a demonic presence or death depending on the emotion associated with the dream, Ps. 44:19, Ps. 23:4... Christian Dream Symbols
If it becomes visible in your dream, a very important step toward increasing awareness has been taken.
You are beginning to become consciously aware of your “dark side.” The reason for the shadow in a dream is a sign that you are in the process of becoming aware of your Self. So, there is no reason to fear your shadow or try to avoid it.
The shadow is usually connected to the past or the future: old injuries are casting their shadow onto today’s behavior and emotions, and creating fear for the yet unborn reality of the future. Coming to terms with the shadow is necessary in order to understand life here and now. It brings intensity, wealth, and imagination to life.
If you are standing in somebody’s shadow, or are put into a shadow by somebody, this refers to low self- esteem. You have an inferiority complex—want to appear to be more than you are, want to be more accepted.
The shadow follows us but is not easily seen; it also provides protection.
Jung sees the shadow as an underdeveloped structure in people.
The shadow is one of the original definitions of the soul.
The chieftain of some Polynesian tribes loses his mana (power), if somebody steps on his shadow. In southern European countries midday was considered the ghost hour, because the shadow would then be its smallest and retreat. Behind this superstition was the fear that the shadow would disappear altogether and with it the soul and its relationship to the earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dark forces that threaten to undermine your spiritual quest. Note that these forces can also come from within.
Your own shadow or alternate persona.
For the goodness to mean something quantifiable we must all overcome this darker side of the soul.
Shadow boxing represents an internal argument you’re having with your sense of morality.
Not having a shadow equates to someone with a soulless character, without depth or passion. In earlier times, anyone who did not bear a shadow was considered cursed, like vampires.... The Language of Dreams
If the shadows in your dream were not your own, this suggests that there is an aspect of yourself that you are rejecting or want to keep hidden.... My Dream Interpretation
However, if the shadows were not your own, their meaning must be gleaned by correlating the other details of your dream.
To dream of the shadow of a dead person is an indication of a temporary obstacle; the shadow of a living person is believed to be a warning against travel or unnecessary risks for a few weeks* time.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Many superstitions believe that the shadow is part of the human soul. Stepping on it or throwing rocks on it is a sign of bad luck and the possibility of causing harm to someone.
If it is about one’s own shadow, you should be cautious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The dreamer often does not accept these parts of his or her personality and they are projected upon others until the dreamer can accept them and incorporate them into his or her psyche.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The shadcjw represents your present uncertain situation. You are ambivalent. But the shadow is also a svmbol of your unconscious. Seeing a shadow ahead or in front of you: you are “projecting” into the future. Seeing a shadow behind you: you are holding on to old fears and feelings of guilt. Or do you believe that you are standing in someone’s shadow? Other dream images might tell the tale.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your dream contains the image of a literal shadow, consider the thing that is creating the shadow. Whatever the object is, think of the shadow as the darker side of whatever the thing itself means to you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: See Cave, Mine.... Dreamers Dictionary
A vaginal symbol, according to Freud.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you imagine you belong to them, you will unexpectedly renounce all former ties, and seek new pleasures in distant localities.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. One is “shaking things up.” 3. One is afraid of someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If she avails herself of the opportunity, she will stand in high favor with friends.
If she finds she must reach up to shake hands, she will find rivalry and opposition.
If she has on gloves, she will overcome these obstacles.
To shake hands with those beneath you, denotes you will be loved and honored for your kindness and benevolence.
If you think you or they have soiled hands, you will find enemies among seeming friends.
For a young woman to dream of shaking hands with a decrepit old man, foretells she will find trouble where amusement was sought. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is a sign of commitment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of shaking hands with persons whose social station is beneath yours, it is an indication that your lover will honor you for your kindness and straightforwardness.... The Complete Dream Book
To read Shakspeare’s works, denotes that you will unalterably attach yourself to literary accomplishments. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Alternatively, do you feel somehow soiled and grubby? If your dream depicted a pig happily rolling in the mud, do you need to take a more down-to-earth approach in waking life? If your dream depicted you being sucked into the ground or into mud, do you feel caught in a situation that is draining you and about which you feel powerless to do anything? Ask yourself who, or what, the mud or sand in the dream may have represented. Is anyone, or anything, in your life dragging you down? Or have you become a prisoner of your own inhibitions, so that you are stuck in the mud?
If you find yourself off the ground in your dream, this may suggest that you are losing connection with your roots of family or culture, or living in a state of mind that does not connect you with everyday reality. This lack of grounding may also be occasionally shown as being on a high building. Finally, if the earth is soft and difficult to walk on, you are probably finding your present life hard to deal with. Negative emotions are bogging you down. But if the earth is dry and firm, then you are feeling on firm ground as far as relationships and creativity are concerned. See also DISASTERS.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Hint to seek out someone to talk to for help. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is an adaptation of a magi who commands respect and honor.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Some ancient superstitions say that this dream represents just the contrary of what it appears. So, the more shame you feel, the better your successes and decisions will be.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Getting cleaned up to present a new image to someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Because shampooing is connected with the head which of itself represents intellect there is a connection psychologically with needing to have clarity of thought. We may feel that our thought processes have been slowed down, or dirtied, by outside influences.
3- Spiritually shampoo like soap would suggest an attempt to get back to basics, to clear our wants, needs and requirements and to make a new connection with the Spiritual Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are getting the shampoo it reveals a desire to have a secret rendezvous.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
You may not realize how often shapes and patterns appear in your dreams but if you were reading a book you were holding a rectangle; if you paid someone a coin, you were using a circle and so on. Whether they are dots, spirals, circles, crescents, stars, triangles, squares or crosses, shapes and patterns are just as much an everyday part of your dream world as they are a part of the real world, although when they feature in dreams their significance can be heightened. This is because shapes and patterns are considered to be amongst the most ancient and powerful of archetypal symbols, and, according to Jung, they can reflect the very structure of your mind.
From the very beginnings of humankind when our ancestors first recognized that the moon often became a crescent and that the sun was a circle, the human mind has been conditioned to read meaning into shapes and patterns. In much the same way as absent-minded doodling can reveal information about your unconscious mind, many modern dream analysts believe that shapes and patterns in dreams are a visual presentation of your psychological state or inner world. Bear in mind that the number of sides the shape has, as well as its color, will be important to any interpretation. See also COLORS; NUMBERS; SYMBOLS.
Shapes... The Element Encyclopedia
It is as though the old perception of form is beginning to take on a new- meaning and interpretation.
2- The dreamer accepts the nature of things as they are, and can look at the fundamental structure of his nature. He can appreciate the basic shape his life is taking without placing emotional inhibitions in the way.
3- Various shapes and patterns can be interpreted as:
The Centre The centre symbolises the point from which everything starts. In relation to shape, il Ls the point from which the pattern grows. Circle The circle represents the inner being or the Self (see Introduction).
It is also unity and perfection.
A circular object such as a ring may have the same meaning as the circle.
A circle with a dot in the centre can signify the soul in completion.
It is sometimes taken to represent Woman.
Crescent (including the sickle and crescent moon) This signifies the feminine, mysterious power which is intuitive and non-rational. Cross Any cross stands for the realisation (in the sense of making real) of spirit into matter. Moving through the symbol of the sword to the equal armed-cross, from there to the cross of suffering and crucifixion, and finally to the Tau of perfection, the soul learns through experience to overcome the obstacles to spiritual progression.
The four arms pointing in opposite directions signify conflict, anguish and distress, but ultimately going through these to reach perfection.
The hung cross with the figure of Christ represents the sacrifice of self for others.
The intersection signifies the reconciliation of opposites.
The three upper arms are said to stand for God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but more property thcv indicate any Divine Trinity.
see Square Diamond A diamond in a dream indicates that we have greater and lesser options available. Hexagram A hexagram is a geometric figure which symbolises the harmonious development of the physical, social and spiritual elements of human life and its integration into a perfect whole. Oval The oval is symbolic of the womb, and also of feminine life. Called the Vesica Piscis, it is the halo which completely encircles a sacred figure.
Patterns (in cloth, mosaic etc.) In dreams the patterns which appear as part of the scenario can categorise how we handle the patterns and perhaps repeated behaviours in our lives. Pent a gram / Pent angle / Pentagram - see Star Sphere The sphere has a similar meaning to the globe (see individual entry), and indicates perfection and completion of all possibilities. Spiral (also see labyrinth in L Section) The spiral is the perfect path to evolution.
The principle is that everything is continually in motion, but also continually rising or raising its vibration.
If the spiral is towards the centre we are approaching our own centre by an indirect route.
A clockwise spiral, moving outward to the right is a movement towards consciousness and enlightenment.
If counterclockwise the movement is towards the unconscious, probably regressive behaviour. There is also a connection with the navel or solar plexus as the centre of power. Square or Cube The square or cube signifies the manifestation of spirit into matter. It represents the earthly realm as opposed to the heavens.
A square within a circle suggests the act of ‘becoming’ or taking on form.
The figure within a square is the Self or perfect Man. Any square object signifies the enclosing and feminine principle. Star The star, particularly if it is a bright one, indicates the individual’s hopes, aspirations and ideals.
It is those things we must reach for.
The five-pointed star or pentagram evokes personal magic, and all matter in harmony.
To be correct, the star should point upwards. In dreams it signifies the dreamer’s ownership of his own magical qualities and aspirations.
If it is pointing downwards it symbolises evil and witchcraft.
The six- pointed star, or Star of David, is made up of one triangle pointing upward and another pointing downward: the physical and the spiritual arc joined together in harmony to create wisdom. Twelve stars signify both the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Apostles. Swastika The swastika with its arms moving clockwise portrays Ideal Man and the power lie has for good. In Eastern symbolism it signifies the movement of the sun.
The swastika moving counter-clockwise in this form signifies all that is sinister and wrong. It was always recognised that Hitler had connections with magic.
It is not known whether his choice of swastika was deliberate or not.
Triangle The triangle represents Standing Man, with his three parts body; mind and spirit (or being). Consciousness and love manifest through his physicality. There is potential still to be realised.
If the triangle points upwards, human nature moves towards the Divine.
If it is pointing down it is spirit seeking expression through the physical.
The triangle can also represent family relationships that is, father, mother and child. There is a game based on shapes in which you draw a square, a circle and a triangle, and then get someone else to elaborate each of the basic shapes into a drawing. Whatever he makes of the square is supposed to relate to his outlook on the world, the circle to his inner being and the triangle to his sex life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is as though our old perceptions of form are beginning to take on new meaning and interpretation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are unhappy about the change in your dream, you are not well-prepared for the changes that are coming in your real life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of someone else sharing with you, you will be lucky in money and love. This dream also symbolizes a job well done, and that you are held in high esteem by people around you.... My Dream Interpretation
To see a shark pursuing and attacking you, denotes that unavoidable reverses will sink you into dispondent foreboding.
To see them sporting in clear water, foretells that while you are basking in the sunshine of women and prosperity, jealousy is secretly, but surely, working you disquiet, and unhappy fortune.
To see a dead one, denotes reconciliation and renewed prosperity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A loan shark... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. Projected self which is now feeling like a shark. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To be pursued by a shark may- suggest that we have put ourselves in danger and created a situation by entering someone else’s territory
2- Because a shark is a sea creature it has the significance of creating problems on an emotional level.
It is as though our emotional capacity can be eroded by- unscrupulous behaviour.
3- The shark is a svmbol of the fear of death because of its connection with the Collective Unconscious.
We lack the abilitv to confront these fears without help.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The shark may also represent these same aspects of your own character. Perhaps you are experiencing a stage in your life of great distress and anguish.
The shark represents harsh emotions such as rage, aggression, and violence. These feelings may harm the mental well-being of yourself and those around you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreaming of one represents imminent danger.
It is a call from the subconscious to be cautious and deliberate toward external agents that negatively affect your life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are sailing over shark-infested waters in your dream, some things in your life may be compromising your individuality, or you may be experiencing conflicts that are pulling and pushing you in opposite directions.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Someone sharpening a knife is someone getting ready to defend oneself. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a man. he is more likely to be shaving his face, which also suggests that he is trying to change his image.
If a woman, she is likely to be shaving other parts of her body in order to create a more beautiful image. Both acts suggest removing an unwanted layer that is. a facade which has been created.
2- To dream that we have had ‘a close shave’ suggests that we have taken too many risks. We should be more aware of the difficulties we can have as well as the danger we put other people in.
3- In spiritual terms to be close- shaven suggests openness and honesty in our dealings with other people.
For someone to have grown a beard when we would have least expected it indicates that they arc trying to hide something from us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If shaved head, may represent acknowledgment of higher spiritual power. Also, a close shave or close call. See Hair.... The Dream Books Symbols
2. Need to present a better image to the world.
3. Someone shaving the dreamer means that one is willing to trust others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The same is the interpretation of the hair of the beard falling off.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To shave yourself, foretells that you will govern your own business and dictate to your household, notwithstanding that the presence of a shrew may cause you quarrels.
If your face appears smooth, you will enjoy quiet, and your conduct will hot be questioned by your companions.
If old and rough, there will be many squalls or, the matrimonial sea.
If your razor is dull and pulls your face, you will give your friends cause to criticize your private life.
If your beard seems gray, you will be absolutely devoid of any sense of justice to those having claims upon you.
For a woman to see men shaving, foretells that her nature will become sullied by indulgence in gross pleasures.
If she dreams of being shaved, she will assume so much masculinity that men will turn from her in disgust. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If he is used to have short hair and sees himselfshaving his head in a dream, it means that he will pay a fine as an atonement.
If he sees his head shaved in the summertime, and if he is used to doing so, it means benefits, comfort, or recovering from a migraine headache.
If one sees his hair shaved during the winter in a dream, it means difficulties, adversities, penalties, or a sickness. Shaving one’s head in a dream also means paying one’s dues, appeasement of one’s fears, and success in one’s life. Shorteningone’s hair in a dream also means appeasing his fears.
If one is suffering from depression and he sees his head shaved in a dream, it means an end to his trouble, or payment of his debts. It also means abasement, disgrace, deception, or death.
If a soldier sees his head shaved in a dream, it means that he will lose his strength and esteem. Ifone sees himself chipping his hair in bits in a dream, it means that he will lose people’s respect. Shaving one’s head in a dream for someone who does not usually shave it also may mean an affliction or an illness.
If a woman sees her head shaved in a dream, it means divorce, or the death of her husband.
If she sees her hair sheared in a dream, it means confinement to her house.
If she sees her husband giving her a beautiful haircut and talking to her affectionately in a dream, it means spiritual growth, delivering a trust, or paying one’s debts. Trimming women’s hair in a dream means inability to conceive children. Cutting one’s hair in a dream means losing one’s strength. Shaving half of one’s beard in a dream means losing one’s source of income and dignity. Plucking out one’s facial hair in a dream is worst than shaving it, and particularly when hair louses up one’s face or attractiveness. Nevertheless, plucking out one’s facial hair in a dream also could depict amelioration of one’s condition or look. Shaving one’s backside or abdomen in a dream means paying one’s debts. Shaving, clipping, or adjusting one’s moustache in a dream means lighteningone’s burdens, though it also could represent a mishap. Ifa rich person sees himselfshaving his pubic hair or using a depilatory agent for that purpose in a dream, it means the loss of his wealth, or it could mean that he has overpaid for a property he has just purchased.
If a poor person sees that, it means that he will become financially solvent. Ifone sees himself shaving it with a razor blade, it represents benefits from one’s spouse.
(Also see Beard)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To cut yourself while shaving means you are going to lose money through your unwillingness to speculate.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A woman who dreams of shaving should look to her conduct in the company of the opposite sex.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream that someone else is shaving you, represents a loss of your independence. You are relying on others too much to get you through some difficult times. You need to build up your self-confidence and self-esteem.
If you see somebody else shaving in your dream, there is some conflict in your self-image. Perhaps the face you portray to others does not match who you really are inside. Also see “Shaving Cream”.... My Dream Interpretation
Shaving oneself represents the oneiric prediction of a major economic loss; shaving another person indicates marital bliss.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(This will be discussed in greater detail in this book).... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If seen during the months of Hajj, it could only mean something good coming his way; perhaps he will proceed for Hajj.
*(Months of Hajj:Shawwaal, Zil-Qa’dah, Zil-Hijjah)
**(Sacred Months : Zil-Qa’dah, Zil-Hijjah, Muharram, Rajab)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If someone else is shaving: deception is underfoot—someone is about to cheat you. Watching someone else shaving: don’t get involved in a questionable project.
Depth Psychology: A razor stands for a keen, logical, analytical mind (“razor sharp”). Sharp-edged logic, however, can quickly deflate feelings, emotions, and intuitive talents. You are walking on the razor’s edge. See Beard, Hair.... Dreamers Dictionary
To lose your shawl, foretells sorrow and discomfort.
A young woman is in danger of being jilted by a good-looking man, after this dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The Wool of the sheep refers to warmth, protection, and the need for loving care. See Lamb, Aries.
Folklore: Luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Wearing a shawl yourself means that you will be able to do a servicc that will give you great pleasure.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of wearing a shawl on your shoulders, or of carrying one, is an omen of a temporary financial difficulty followed by an unexpected gain.
A shawl on its own symbolizes money and/or security.
To lose a shawl means carelessness with money.... My Dream Interpretation
If you lose a shawl it forebodes sadness. See Cap, Coat.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A shawl on its own symbolizes money and/or security and should be correlated to the dream action as such.
See also Colors, Lace, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of it announces protection from a friend. Losing it means being naked in front of others and being victim of their gossiping.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is an attempt to get back to basics and to clear our wants, needs and requirements. We are trying to make a new connection with the spiritual self. You might also like to consult the entries for clean / clear, dirty and washing as well as the information on hair and head in the body entry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A woman will often dream of shampooing her hair when a relationship breaks down; presumably she is instinctively aware that she must intellectually free herself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A broken one, foretells sickness and death to the young.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The Shadow is any pan of ourself which we reject, and so do not allow expression in our life. We may so dislike aspects of our nature we fail to see them altogether and instead see them in other people and criticise them. Nations as well as individuals do this.
The Nazis projected all problems on to the Jews; the Americans have not wished to see their own social sickness, and have looked instead at the Russians, no doubt the Irish blame the English, and the English use the class system, with its projections between employee and employer.
It is easier than looking at one’s own Shadow.
If you can think of the characteristics you loathe in others, that is a fair picture of what you repress in yourself.
The great ‘ladies’ man’ may hide a Shadow which feels inadequate sexually; the loving Christian mother might meet a Shadow full of resentment and anger at how she has been taken for granted. Meeting the Shadow through our dreams is a meeting with our own reality, which in turn enables us to look at the world realistically.
The Shadow can be met. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The shadow is the unacceptable or unknown aspect of ourselves. It derives from our pre-human, animal past, when our concerns were limited to survival and reproduction, and when we weren’t self- conscious.
Symbols of the shadow include the snake, the dragon, monsters, and demons. It can appear in many different dream disguises: a foreigner, gypsy, tramp, prostitute, murderer, thief, stranger, alcoholic, drug addict, rapist, burglar, crippled, deformed, blind, a servant or someone following you. It often guards the entrance to a cave or a pool of water, which is the collective unconscious.
The shadow is not always represented as an enemy in dreams. It often contains values that are needed by consciousness and only becomes hostile when ignored or misunderstood. Although it suggests the ‘dark side’ of the ego, the shadow is actually amoral—neither good nor bad, just like animals. An animal is capable of tender care for its young and vicious killing for food, but it doesn’t choose to do either. It just does what it does. It is ‘innocent’. But from our human perspective, the animal world looks rather brutal, inhuman, so the shadow becomes the part of ourselves that we can’t quite admit to.... The Element Encyclopedia
A shadow can be a sign of coming events or a shadow cast from the future, because you often see a person’s shadow before you see them. Bear in mind that the shadow or hidden part of your personality can express itself in many different guises in your dreams, although there is usually an air of disrepute, danger or negativity about the image.... The Element Encyclopedia
The “Y” also represents a magical formula where one becomes two and two become one.... Little Giant Encyclopedia