To dream that your arm has been injured or your arms are tied up signifies your inability to care for yourself, or your helplessness in reaching out to others. The right arm signifies your outgoing nature and is associated with masculine energy, while your left arm signifies your supportive or nurturing nature, and is associated with feminine qualities. Losing either arm may suggest that you are failing to recognize its respective characteristics. To dream that you rip someone else’s arms out, indicates that you are extremely upset with something that this person has done or represents, but you have not been able to fully express your anger.
If you see, notice or smell someone’s armpit in your dream, this represents the characteristics and personality that you choose to display to the public. To smell your armpit in your dream indicates that you are hoping for some kind of acceptance in waking life.
If you see your elbow in your dream, perhaps you need more personal space in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of an injury or pain in your armpit, get a medical checkup.... My Dream Interpretation
To see others means you need to take great care in expressing yourself or you will be misunderstood.
To see someone you know held there means you are worried about a friend. See also Madness.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If the former is the case, it may be obvious to you: recent encounters with your brother or sister, or some piece of news about him or her may be recognized as prompting the dream. Always be on the look-out, though, for those dreams where a brother or sister plavs a symbolic role. The dream source may choose its materials - its images - from your recent external experiences, but what those dream images represent is nearly always some part of yourself. So please read on.
(2) In early childhood a brother or sister is a natural object of jealousy and hatred. In the eyes of a small child the mother may seem to be favouring his or her sibling. When a second child is bom, the firstborn is especially likely to develop hostile feelings towards the new’ rival for mother’s attention and affection. Sometimes w’e carrv such jealous grievances (at an unconscious level) into adult life, w’here they continue to affect our behaviour and attitudes.
It is then imperative that w’e sort them out, face up to them, acknowledge them for w’hat they are, and so liberate ourselves from their damaging influence (see (3) below, second paragraph, on projections).
(3) An elder brother or sister (brother for a male dreamer, sister for a female dreamer) may represent your ‘other self (‘alter ego’), that side of your personality that has so far been neglected and undeveloped. Jung called it ‘the Shadow’’. We start adult life w’ith a self-image that is usually some sort of compromise between what w’e w’ant to be or do and w’hat parents or society at large seems to require of us.
If this self-image corresponds to our actual abilities, all may be well for a while; but a time mav come w hen wre need to give attention to other facets of our (potential) self. These other facets - our Shadow- - will show- themselves to us in dreams; and one form they take in dreams is that of an elder brother or sister.
People often project their shadow- on to a sibling of the same sex as themselves; and if it is not projected, it may express itself in all kinds of aw kward and embarrassing ways - astonishing rudeness, for example, or other antisocial behaviour. The contrast between your conscious ego and your alter ego mav be as startling as that between Jekvll and Hyde. Don’t be alarmed, though: remember alw-ays that your unconscious is vour ally - vour best friend - and even the most frightening or appalling things that reveal themselves in dreams as parts of vour unconscious are frightening or appalling, first, because of their unfamiliaritv and / or secondly, because, having been neglected and locked away in the dark, they tend to behave like a neglected child and mav become mutinous (on this phenomenon, see Demon). Pay proper attention and proper respect to them, and their threatening features will disappear; they will prove themselves valuable supplements to vour personal equipment for coping with life and achieving full satisfaction and wholeness. Introduce them into your consciousness, identify them and their needs, and give them a controlled and appropriate part to play in your waking life.
Incidentally, one test you can apply to check whether you have a neglected shadow-self is to ask yourself if there is some characteristic that you particularly dislike in other people (particularly your partner): a domineering tendency’, perhaps, or an over-liberal attitude, or whatever.
If there is (and of course you need a lot of honesty’ to admit this), then that characteristic is likely to belong to your shadow-self. We tend to project on to other people the dark, ‘nasty5 things that live in our own unconscious.
If something is going wrong in our life, we tend to put the blame on to other people, the government, or our parents; we look for some scapegoat to carry the blame. The blame, how ever, is ours, because we have not put our own house in order: we have not paid due attention to the demands of our unconscious and have not allowed our ‘other self proper scope for expression in our life.
(4) When a female dreams of a brother, or a male dreams of a sister, the brother / sister may represent w’hat Jung called the ‘soul-image’, w’hich is the masculine side of a woman’s personality (her animus) or the feminine side of a man’s personality (his anima). There would seem to be very basic differences between man and woman arising out of different biological functions (as well as less basic differences that owe their existence to social conditioning). There are w’hat have traditionally been called feminine qualities and capacities (such as gentleness, a caring disposition, creativeness, cooperativencss and relatedness, intuition) and, similarly, what have been called masculine qualities (such as aggressiveness and competitiveness, rationality’, and a tendency to analyse and look for differences). However, it is widclv accepted nowadays among psychotherapists that the male psyche also contains feminine qualities and the female psyche also contains masculine qualities, albeit often dormant and neglected, or repressed.
If you arc a man, do you admire the ‘masculine’ tv pc of woman? If vou do, vou may be in need of redressing the balance in vour psyche: vour feminine side
has possibly swamped your masculinity, and you now need to promote the latter. In your case, the anima will be rather masculine. This is just one instance of a general rule: the animus / anima will have the opposite characteristics to the conscious self-image.
Either male or female dreamers may find themselves in a dream in an heroic relationship to an anima / animus figure. A man may, in a dream, rescue a damsel in distress; a woman may waken a dead prince with a kiss. These should be seen as invitations to incorporate your anima / animus into vour conscious functioning, to rescue it from oblivion and neglect: to make Cinderella or the Frog-Prince your partner in life. Personal wholeness cannot be achieved without this. See also Cinderella, Frog, section (3), Marriage.
(5) A sister in a man’s dream or a brother in a woman’s dream may take the dreamer into some frightening abyss, to the bottom of the sea, or into a dark forest. This may represent the man’s anima or the woman’s animus leading the ego into the unconscious, to discover, for example, the deep emotional causes of a psychosomatic illness; the repressed rage that lies at the bottom of a chronic boredom; or the fount of energy or wisdom that can furnish a more fully satisfying existence. Literary and mythological representations of this can be found in the examples of Beatrice, who led Dante safely into hell and out again, and Ariadne, whose thread enabled Theseus to find his way out of the Cretan labyrinth after slaying the Minotaur. Both hell and labyrinths are symbols of the unconscious. See also Labyrinth, Monster, Underworld.
(6) Sometimes the anima / animus figure in a dream may appear in some way hostile or threatening. For example, in a man’s dream the anima may take the form of an enchantress, a femme fatale, seducing men into a lake or ocean. The watery depths may be seen as symbolizing the depths of the unconscious. The meaning of such a dream may be that the dreamer needs to explore his other - unconscious - self, despite (or, more accurately, because of) its frightening and threatening aspect. Water, however, is a symbol of the feminine, too. The meaning of the dream, therefore, might be that die dreamer is too heavily fixated on his mother and needs to liberate himself by asserting his masculinity and independence; in extreme cases the man might be in danger of being “possessed’ or ‘swallowed up’ by the feminine within his psyche. Such a dream may be, however, not a warning, but an invitation: the unconscious may be urging the man to get on better terms - equal terms - with the feminine side of his psyche. Give your anima / animus equality, and it will cease from its mutinous attempts to take over the whole of your psyche.
In the case of a woman, a dream may contain a male seducer: some Pied Piper animus figure. Again, the dreamer will have to decide whether such a dream is a warning or an invitation: a warning against being carried away by her masculinity (perhaps she has not resolved her early father fixation), or an invitation to discover and utilize her neglected masculinity. Commonsense and, above all, honesty should guide her to the correct understanding of the dream; and in any case, bear in mind what was said above about giving equality to the anima / animus.
(7) The unconscious compensates the conscious mind. It contains those qualities and capacities which the conscious mind lacks. In this sense it is the opposite of the conscious mind; hence its otherness, its alien appearance.
It follows, therefore, that the image that represents anima or animus in a dream may be the opposite of the psychological type to which the dreamer belongs. For example, if you are a woman of the intellectual type (i.e. if thinking is your strong point at the conscious level), your animus may be represented in dreams as a sentimental type (a romantic Don Juan, for instance).
If you are a sentimental woman (moved at the conscious level mainly by feelings - including moral feelings), your animus may show itself as a bearded professor or other intellectual figure.
If you are an intuitive woman (an artist, for instance), your animus mav take a muscular he-man form in dreams (the sensational type, functioning most strongly at the sensory level).
(8) If brother and sister appear together in a dream, this may symbolize either the tension of opposites, or the union of opposites. The opposites are the conscious and the unconscious contents of the psyche. Their union and interfusion are the means by which the self- the true self that is already within you but waits to be unfolded - is realized.
The appearance of this symbol will usually be an auspicious sign, meaning that, despite all appearances to the contrary, there is within you a latent and attainable order and harmony. But of course you - the conscious ego - must make that latent order real by paying loving attention to the needs of your unconscious opposite (like the prince who wakes the sleeping beauty with an embrace).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If a woman dreams of a younger brother, it can express either her own or her brother’s rivalry or vulnerability, but if she dreams of an older brother, it might signify her extrovert self.
The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling, expressive side of your personality and you can make contact with that side of yourself by understanding your sister’s personality.
If a man dreams of older sisters, it can represent anxiety but also caring.
If the sister is younger, however, she can symbolize the vulnerable side of the male dreamer.
If a woman dreams of younger sisters, it can suggest rivalry, but if she dreams of older sisters, she may be concerned about her own practicality.... The Element Encyclopedia
If somewhere like Jerusalem or Mecca then one’s central religious drives and ideas. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- I’o dream of one’s financial capital would imply a need to conserve resources.
Dreaming of a country’s capital city indicates we should look at our attitude to the wider issues in that country or our conncction with that city. We may also need to consider how we deal with large groups of people, particularly those whose customs and accepted behaviour is unknown.
2- To dream of capital letters could indicate that we need to pay more attention to important issues in our lives. There is a matter which needs sorting out.
3- Spiritually, capital is the result of past actions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the capital in the dream is to do with finance then the dreamer should conserve resources.
If the capital refers to a city it is indicative the dreamer has something to learn with respect to the customs or culture of the place in question.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If you are decapitating somebody else: you arc possibly the winner in a conflict or a legal argument. Watching someone you know being decapitated: you are losing a person you love. Watching a stranger being decapitated: you might either defeat an adversary or create new enemies. See Execution, Head.
Depth Psychology: Decapitation is a sign that you are revising your present attitude about a specific event. Are you being ruled too much by your head? Maybe you should start trusting your intuition more and living accordingly!... Dreamers Dictionary
As with all dream symbols, the feeling, tone, and setting of the dream indicate which interpretation is appropriate. (See also Beheading, Guillotine).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.
Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of falling shows a lack of confidence in our own ability. We may feel threatened by a lack of security, whether real or imagined. We fear being dropped by friends or colleagues.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream you are falling but you are not frightened or harmed, it shows that you will meet with adversity but overcome it with ease.
If the fall greatly frightens you then will you under go a major struggle in life.
If you are injured in the fall you will lose many friends. As a side note, it is also said that waking with a feeling of falling means that you’ve been astral travelling, and the falling feeling is your spirit returning to the body.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The words find, finds, finding, found occur 297 times. And the words connected with looking and seeing occur 1,077 times.
During our development or growth we ‘fall’ from our mother’s womb when ripe; being dropped by a parent must be our earliest sense of insecurity; we fall many times as we learn to stand and walk; as we explore our boundaries in running, climbing, jumping and riding, falling is a big danger, at times it could mean death. Out of this we create the ways falling is used in dreams.
Example: ‘I am sitting in a high window box facing outwards, with my son and a friend of his on my left. I feel very scared of falling and ask my son and his friend to climb back into the building. I feel too scared to move until they shift’ (Trevor N). At the time of the dream Trevor was working, for the first time in his life, as a full-time freelance journalist. His wife was out of work and his frequency of sales low enough to cause them to be running out of money.
The building behind him in the dream felt like a place he had worked nine to five —security. Falling was failure, getting in debt, dropping into the feelings of self doubt and being incapable.
In general, then, falling represents loss of confidence; threat to usual sources of security such as relationship, source of money, social image, beliefs; tension. Sometimes it is loss of social grace; losing face, moral failure—falling into temptation; coming down to earth from a too lofty attitude, sexual surrender.
Example: ‘I was on a road which led up to the hospital I was put in at three. I felt a sense of an awful past as I looked at the road. Then I was standing on the edge of a precipice or cliff. My wife was about four yards away near the road. I stepped in an area of soft earth. It gave beneath my weight and I sank up to my waist. I realised the cliff edge was unstable and the whole area would fall. I was sinking and shouting to my wife to help me. She was gaily walking about and made light of my call for help. I cried out again. Still she ignored me. I shouted again for her help. She took no notice and I sank deeper, the ground gave way and I fell to my death’ (Barry 1). Through being put in a hospital at three without his mother, Barry had a deep seated fear that any woman he loved could desen him. His fall is the loss of any sense of bonding between him and his wife out of this fear. His death is the dying of his feeling of love and relationship, and the pain it causes. Understanding these fears, Barry was able to leave them behind in later dreams and in life.
By learning to meet our insecurities (perhaps by using the last question in dream processing) we can dare more in life. This is in essence the same as meeting the fear of falling off our bike as we learn to ride.
If we never master the fear we cannot ride. Therefore some dreams take falling into realms beyond fear.
The following examples illustrate this.
Example: ‘Near where I stood in the school gymnasium was a diving board, about 20 ft off the ground. Girls were learning to dive off the board and land flat on their back on the floor.
If they landed flat they didn’t hurt themselves—like falling backwards standing up’ (Barry I).
The school is where we learn. Once we learn to fall ‘flat on our back’, i.e. fail, without being devastated or ‘hurt’ by it, we can be more creative. Going fast to an edge and falling: could mean overwork and danger of breakdown of health.
Example: ‘As I prayed I realised I could fly. I lifted off the ground about 3 feet and found I could completely relax while going higher or falling back down. So it was like free fall. I went into a wonderful surrendered relaxation. My whole body sagging, floating in space. It was a very deep meditative experience (Sarah D). Sarah has found an attitude which enables her to soar/dare or fall/fail without being so afraid of being hurt or dying emotionally. This gives a form of freedom many people never experience. This does not arise from denying or suppressing fears.
Seeing things fall: sense of danger or change in regard to what is represented. Person falling: wish to be rid of them, or anxiety in regard to what they represent; end of a relationship. Child, son falling: see baby; son and daughter under family. House falling down, personal stress; illness; personal change and growth due to letting old habits and attitudes crumble. Example: ‘I was standing outside my mother’s house to the right.
The ground in front had fallen away.
The house was about to cave in. I felt no fear or horror. Instead I was thinking about new beginnings and the possibility of a new house’ (Helen B). Helen is here becoming more independent and leaving behind attitudes and dependency. See house; abyss; chasm. See also flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Doubt and insecurity. You need to let go, as in Brook, Leaf, and Parachute. Dreams of falling often appear if you are in the process of transition to a new stage in life. Particularly when you are trying out something new, you will first, just as in the dream, fall flat on your face.
A falling dream happens again and again if you are fighting against your own limitations.
It is very helpful to change falling dreams into flying dreams.
According to Freud, falling dreams are always sexual. In the case of women, the question revolves around giving in to erotic desires (fallen women). Freud has dealt with the symbol of falling extensively in his Interpretation of Dreams.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Falling has come to be interpreted as surrender (particularly sexual) and with moral failure, of not being as one should.
3- We may feci we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others’ negative influence.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The Gypsies say they indicate that you are unhappy, especially with personal relationships, and want to get out of a situation.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The need for improved balance and control; feeling helpless.
Going beyond safe boundaries and losing yourself; overextension.
A phobia: The fear of falling (or fear of heights) may manifest in a dream to help you overcome the anxiety.
Letting go of something you perceived as an important foothold can cause falling dreams, like the first time a young person moves into her / his own apartment.
Lost status or the proverbial “fall from grace.”... The Language of Dreams
Vision: For a woman, dreaming about falling is a metaphor for letting herself go. Falling means that you’re stumbling into an unpleasant situation. Feeling the act of falling, physically, is not a cause for alarm.
It is simply a case of “getting back into your body”—waking up too quickly It might also be a sign of low blood pressure. Falling into a ditch: your reputation will suffer. Falling over something: a certain matter is made clear to you. Stumbling without falling: things could have been a lot worse. Watching others falling: you’re going to unmask your enemies just in time. See Abyss, Fall.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about falling are a sign of the fear you have of people taking the “reins out of your hand,” of losing control. Have you lost faith in yourself, lost your sense of self-worth? .Are you afraid that others—for whatever reason—are going to “drop” you? Are you losing your good reputation? Or: have you “dropped” an old belief or opinion?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of falling often implies the fear of losing control and resulting disaster.
If the dreamer falls a great distance, then he should start finding solutions right away, for there is danger of severe complications.
If the dreamer falls a short distance and is unhurt, the damage will be minimal and can easily be set right.
A pun: Something important will happen, or difficulties will be resolved, by the “fall” (autumn). Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
It is a symbol of fear. It may be a violation of the moral code, which, to women, is disastrous. Falling may also mean failure in your work or in the management of your home.
It is not an encouraging dream.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• They occur when we feel the ground beneath us has given way, or when we’re feeling particularly vulnerable or insecure as happens when we fall in love or fall out with someone.
• When this dream occurs reflect on what you feel has “fallen apart” in your life or where you feel unsupported or lacking in confidence.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
It is not necessarily a case of conscious self-aggrandizement; indeed, usually one is not conscious of it at all. Hence the need for the dream! Self-inflation may be of two kinds: where the ego is ‘possessed’ by some unconscious factor; or where the ego will not deign to pay attention to the unconscious; or both.
If you are prone to accidents, these may be symptomatic of an ego that is too much under the control of (unintegrated) unconscious forces.
(2) The fear of falling felt in a dream may be symbolic of your real-life fear of letting go. Perhaps the dream is urging you to stop resisting an impulse from the unconscious.
The anxiety expressing itself in a dream of falling may best be dealt with by letting yourself go with the fall, with a view to both finding out what it is that you are frightened of and finding a way of transforming the anxiety-response into a more positive and creative response. Strephon Kaplan-Williams recommends that you stay with the falling in the dream itself (having prepared yourself to do so beforehand), not wake up before the end of the dream. As a way of preparing yourself to do that, you might try writing out the dream again - or re-living it in imagination - only this time letting the fall complete itself. You may learn a lot from this. See also Flying, section (4) and Introduction, pages 14—15 and 38-39.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
According to oneiric sources consulted, dreaming that you fall into mud means that someone has lied about you. Other dreams of this type predict economic losses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A fall is one of the most frequently occurring dream images, and all human beings have experienced this at one time or another.
A fall can be very frightening; however, the real danger is not the fall itself, but the sudden stop that is likely to follow. Therefore, the real source of the fear associated with this symbol is what may occur, and the anxiety about not being able to directly impact the outcome of a situation.
The deeper meaning of falling dreams is that the highest road to take in any difficult situation is to surrender yourself to the lack of control you are experiencing. In any situation where there is no control to be had, letting go is the only powerful choice to make. Most dreams of falling do not end in landing, further cementing the symbolic connection of this image with surrender. Where and how you land will be directly tied to the quality of your descent.
The more graceful the fall, the more likely you will benefit from where you wind up.
The context will offer you subtleties of meaning by examining the way you are falling in your dream. Falling backward indicates not being able to see the direction you are taking. Facing forward might enable you to see what you are facing, but your fall still indicates lack of control. Spiral twisting is an even stronger loss, as in spiraling out of control.
The amount of fear felt in the dream is the barometer of how much unconscious fear is being suppressed.
A fall that is easy and flows with a sense of surrender might be telling you that you are ready to let go of control in some situation. Falling in a dream could be compensating for some area in your life where you are reaching higher than is appropriate to your current circumstances or level of development.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of falling also occur when one feels completely overwhelmed or out of control, such as during a divorce or the loss of a job.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Typically, the act of falling in dreams suggests loss of control and anxiety in the sleeper’s waking life. The anxiety could be related to work, or it could be related to sexual inhibition or low self-esteem. Such may be the fear of the fall that you could awake with a jolt.
If this occurs, it is important to remember the circumstances of the fall in your dream, as this will help you understand its hidden message. According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse. You may be lacking indiscretion. According to biblical interpretations, dreams about falling have a negative overtone and suggest that man is acting and walking according to his own way of thinking, and not that of the Lord.... The Element Encyclopedia
If this isn’t the case, falling dreams may be your dreaming mind’s way of drawing your attention to feelings of frustration and loss of control. In which area of your life do you feel you are ‘falling down’, slipping or losing your place? Are you anxious about schoolwork, your love life, your career or your domestic life? Dreams of falling can be associated with feelings of loss of control or letting yourself down; sometimes the sensation is so terrifying that your conscious mind jerks you awake mid-flight. If, in your dream, you fall and were unharmed, this is a clear sign that your current situation is less uncertain than you think. Whatever the scenario in your dream, if falling is a part of it, your unconscious is urging you to identify the source of your feelings of uncertainty and try to find a solution even if that means accepting something less than you hoped for, or accepting your limitations. See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Bottle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the hair is plenty is symbolises wilaayat which is bereft of Deen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you visit patients there, you will hear distressing news of the absent.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Being instrumental or playing a role in healing of another (doctor or nurse).
3. View of self or state of being; in need of healing (feeling miserable). ... New American Dream Dictionary
The healing may be physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual. By paying attention to this dream you may be able to identify the source of your pain, and where and how the healing needs to take place. Think about why you or someone else was in the hospital in the dream. You may ask yourself, “What is going on in the dream? What is the prognosis, and what is the cure?” Answering these questions in light of a situation or issue from your daily life could be very helpful and, at times, enlightening. Therefore, try not to get upset by your dream, but rather pay attention to its message. Superstition based dream interpretations suggest that if you are visiting a patient you will be receiving surprising news (good or bad), but if you are the patient, you may be currently overwhelmed by life and should ask others for help. See also: Pain... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The hospital also stands for the dreamer himself.
If you are the sick person, the type of illness will give insight about the problems you face.
If you are the physician, your role as helper is addressed.
According to Jung, the hospital is the place where people are being taken care of, a symbol of mother.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Depending on our attitude to hospitals, when one appears in a dream it can cither represent a place of safety, or a place where ones very being is threatened and we become vulnerable. Taken as a place of healing, it represents that aspect within ourselves that knows when respite is necessary from cares and troubles when we can allow ourselves to be cared for and nurtured and put back into one piece.
If we find hospitals threatening, it may be that we are conscious of the fact that we have to ‘let go’, to put ourselves at the mercy of others and allow things to happen for us, in order that a situation can be improved.
2- Dreaming of being in a hospital may be mentally creating a transition period between something that has not gone well, and an improved attitude where things can get better. ‘I’o be visiting someone in hospital indicates that we are aware that a part of ourselves is perhaps not well, is ‘dis-cased’ and needs attending to in order to give us clarity.
3- A healing environment where things can be brought into a state of balance is signified by a hospital.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of being a nurse or doctor, you may look forward to happiness.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: The Illness in a dream is a sign of your anxiety.
If you are not actually sick, the dream may refer to a conflict between your feelings, thoughts, and actions.
The hospital represents the help you receive in solving problems and overcoming obstacles. See Sanatorium.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are only visiting a hospital then you will be able to avoid the illness.
To see a friend in a hospital shows that you will soon here some distressing news about that person.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of visiting someone in hospital indicates that there is an imbalance or depletion in us, is ‘dis-eased’ and needs attending to in order to give us clarity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we find hospitals threatening, it may be that we are conscious of the fact that we have to ‘let go’, to put ourselves at the mercy of others and allow things to happen for us, in order that a situation can be improved.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the dreamer is in a hospital bed with the attendance of nurses, the dream is significant of a type of helplessness with a wish to have people wait upon him (or her).... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A dream of visiting a hospital or helping in one predicts surprising news.
See also Nurse.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If in the dream you visit someone who is sick, you should take special care of your health, since your body is crying for help.
In Ancient Greece, it was believed that dreams not only diagnosed the dreamer’s state of health, but also had a curative ability. This was claimed by Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine. Tibetan medicine also takes note of patients’ dreams to discover the spiritual cause of the physical illness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The discomfort that colors most people’s associations tends to overshadow the benevolence connected to them as places of healing.
A common reaction around hospitals is to fear them, adding a touch of irony to our relationship with the healing process. Healing is transformation, and the first step to any major change is the breakdown that precedes the breakthrough. Since the breakdown is the scary part, we avoid it, just as some people avoid hospitals in waking life.
It is easy to forget that in order for surgeons to heal a patient, they must first cut the person’s body open, creating a wound. And since not everyone who checks into a hospital is fortunate enough to check out, these places are indelibly connected to the fear of death and dying. However, remember that death is always followed by rebirth. In this way, being in or near a hospital in a dream is always going to indicate that some healing is either underway or necessary.
If you are the patient, then consider that your sense of self is undergoing a significant shift.
If you are a visitor, then the healing transformation is connected to a character aspect or particular way of being as embodied by the person you are going to see.
If you are playing the part of healer, the dream may be helping you step into that role in some area of life that is undergoing a transformation.
The fear or repulsion that is present in the dream will give you an idea of how much resistance you may be unconsciously engaged in.
If you are experiencing a health issue in life, the image of a hospital may be literal, in which case your dream relationship to the hospital will inform you of any underlying resistance to surrendering to your body and its functioning (or the lack thereof).... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The hospital also suggests the need to pay attention to one’s health.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you find hospitals threatening in your dream, this may suggest that you feel apprehensive about putting control of yourself out of your own hands and into those of others in your waking life.
If you are a hospital patient in your dream, this suggests a period of transition after something has not gone well, or a time of rest when you can learn from the experience and find new ways to get back on track.
If you are visiting someone in hospital, is a part of you diseased, not well or in need of special attention? Either way, if you have a dream that focuses in some way on a hospital, this suggests that you are in need of some tender loving care, both physically and emotionally. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the nurses, doctors and receptionists are rude and dismissive, this may represent your own refusal to acknowledge your needs. Operations and procedures that fail can suggest attempts to solve problems with quick fixes.
If you can think about what would improve your situation in your dream, this may give you some indication of a possible way forward. See also HEALTH AND SICKNESS.
... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are lying in a ward that has endless lines of beds, perhaps you feel abandoned
In some way, / or perhaps you are at a time of turmoil such as divorce, bereavement or job loss.
If you are healthy and dream of getting better, this indicates well-being, but if you are ill and dream that you are ill, it may suggest a delay in recovery. Rather than simply expecting to get better without any effort on your part, you should pay greater attention to your mental attitude, fitness levels and diet to boost the recovery process.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Food; Guest; Invitation; Table)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A full pitcher means abundance; a broken pitcher means loss.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Also see Heavens)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is a sign of financial good fortune.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The dream might also express certain appetites (cravings for food, drink, and sex), and you will satisfy them by hook or crook.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are down on your luck or a bit disorganized, this dream may be calling for awareness of supportive internal and external forces. Our dreams often compensate for what is lacking in daily life. In this way, dreams attempt to balance the psyche. Thus, dreaming of Jupiter is reassuring and invites the dreamer to access the power in his own psyche and to embrace a positive attitude. Jupiter is a reminder that there is an order to the universe that provides us with an opportunity to have a prosperous, balanced and joyful life. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If his relationship with them was estranged, it will be re-established.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A mental hospital in a dream also represents a training school, caring for children’s education, teaching children to behave themselves, a place of learning, a school, a playground, a place of clamor and noise, using vile words, stealing money, or separation from one’s family and children.
If a deceased person is seen in a mental hospital in a dream, it means that he is dwelling in hell-fire, for a mental hospital sometime uses force with its patients and ties them up, or imprisons them. Ifone sees himself in a mental hospital in a dream, it means that he might go to jail for a crime he committed. Mixing with lunatics and insane people in a dream also means imprisonment and mixing with criminals, or it could mean falling sick, or dyingfrom a terminal illness.
If a poor person sees himself inside a mental hospital in a dream, it means financial success, receiving outside help, comfort and joy in his life.
(Also see Insanity)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are outside a mental institution, suggests that you are feeling shunned, excluded or ignored by others.... My Dream Interpretation
To fall into a pit denotes calamity and deep sorrow.
To wake as you begin to feel yourself falling into the pit, brings you out of distress in fairly good shape.
To dream that you are descending into one, signifies that you will knowingly risk health and fortune for greater success. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Feelings of decline and bad luck.
3. Being conﬁned and trapped, restrained. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- Many people talk about the pit of despair and of feeling trapped within a situation.
A pit in a dream makes us more conscious of this particular feeling. We may be in a situation which we cannot get out of, or may find that if we are not careful we will put ourselves in such a situation.
If we are digging the pit in the dream, we have to be conscious of the fact that we may be creating the situation ourselves.
If others are digging the pit, we may feel we have no control over our circumstances and that doom and disaster are inevitable.
2- Rescuing others from a pit. particularly if they arc members of our own family, suggests that we have information which may be of use to them to enable them to overcome their problems. Pushing someone into a pit indicates that we arc trying to suppress a part of our personality.
To be conscious that the pit is bottomless signifies that we do not have the resources to recover a previous situation.
3- The pit, like the abyss (see Abyss), represents the Void and possibly death - not necessarily a physical death, but more a death of the old self. We have no choice but to go forward, knowing that we may fail, but also that if we do succeed our lives will change for the better.
To face the pit requires extreme courage.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A pit that appears in your dream may humorously comment that you feel that life is the pits.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you descend into a Pit or deep hollow, it shows that your business affairs will decline.
To a lover, it means that he will meet with coldness or indifference.
If you fall into the Pit, it is a most unfortunate omen, for you will suffer for a long time from troubles confronting you.... Mystic Dream Book
If you fall over the Precipice, it is a bad sign; but if you walk away from the edge, you will overcome all troubles.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of a pit, as in a hole, then you may be going through a depression, feeling that your life is the pits. See Quicksand and Mud.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To face the pit requires extreme courage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be conscious that the pit is bottomless signifies that we do not have the resources to recover a previous situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A pit in a dream makes us more conscious of this particular feeling. We may be in circumstances that we cannot get out of, or may find that if we are not careful we will put ourselves in such a situation.
If we are digging the pit in the dream, we may be creating the situation ourselves.
If others are digging the pit, we may feel we have no control over our circumstances and that doom and disaster are inevitable. You may also wish to consult the entry for abyss.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If already in the pit, which is of your own making, realize that you cannot hide. You take all problems and concerns with you wherever you go.
It is time to look at situation, uplift your consciousness, and get going.... The Dream Books Symbols
(Also see Conifer tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A broken pitcher, denotes loss of friends.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A measure of ﬁdelity—usually between lovers, sometimes between family members.
3. The ability to communicate ideas and concepts (note the condition of pitcher and its contents). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A pitcher in a dream also represents an extremely intelligent child who is recognized to fathom many hidden secrets. Collecting pitchers in a dream represents good deeds that can lead one to paradise.
A pitcher in a dream also represents a sword. When a pitcher is highly priced in a dream, it denotes the high rank of the one who is interested in buying it.
A pitcher in a dream also means playfulness, joy or laughter.
A glass pitcher in a dream represents one’s wife, marriage to a rich and a beautiful woman, a secret affair, or a friend one is proud to have.
A glass pitcher in a dream also represents a spouse who cannot be trusted with a secret, or someone who is never content to be married or to have children.
A pitcher in a dream also represents a prostitute, or a neighboring woman who is crafty and unflinching.
(Also see Urn)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the pitcher is big and strong, then this represents your capacity to contain the fullness of your emotions.
If you dream of serving beverages with your pitcher, you desire to share your feelings and creative ideas with others.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the oneiric image is a known woman carrying a pitcher, it can be interpreted as a secret attraction to her.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are throwing a curve ball, then you are being tricky, manipulative and trying to throw others off balance so that they strike out.
If you lob the ball, then you are attempting to make it easy, even abdicating your power to the player up at bat.
If you are up to bat, dealing with the pitcher, then you are feeling on the defensive. See Baseball.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are attacked by some person using a pitchfork, implies that you will have personal enemies who would not scruple to harm you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A tendency to overdo, overindulgence.
3. To create a mischievous environment where almost “anything goes.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are using a pitchfork, you will be very healthy.
If you are chased by someone with a pitchfork, you need to pay more attention to your health.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
(Also see Martingale)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Having pity on another person in your dream portends a season of petty vexations and/or family discord; but if someone pitied you, it is an augury of good fortune in all your affairs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream that you are in a pulpit, foretells sickness, and unsatisfactory results in business or trades of any character.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Guilt-related difﬁculties.
3. A sense of moral superiority, self-righteousness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a pulpit or standing in one: you will appear in public and give a speech, or people are attacking you and you have to defend yourself. Standing in a pulpit also means that you want to influence and instruct others.
Depth Psychology: You are either prone to be a know-it-all who, with your “teachings,” gains power over others, or you are suffering because of a person with these character traits. Your motto should be: “Everybody is entitled to his own opinions—no matter how wrong they are.” Follow that advice or face lots of conflict.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is either your bad conscience that is speaking to you or a suggestion that you are following moral standards too rigidly.
As an airplane cockpit, and as a politician in government, these images also stand for leadership. Among others, they represent personal skills. Often there is a hint to guide yourself more forcefully toward your goals.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If this is done in anger in the dream, then the measure of sufferings will be awesome.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Someone to call on for special help. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream that your sister has died: your life will take a turn for the worse. Saying goodbye to your sister: you will be on your own in the near future. Seeing a nun: you will receive help in a dire situation.
A woman dreaming about a nun: be more helpful to others. See Nun.
Depth Psychology: If you have a sister, the dream will reveal the real relationship you have with her. Sometimes the dream may refer to character traits that, while similar, do not quite match those of your sister. See Siblings.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you do not have a sister and dream that you have one, then it implies that you possess certain qualities that you have not discovered as of yet. Consider what the sister is saying and doing.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you don’t have a sister, then this dream reflects someone with whom you share a kinship, a sisterly bond where your secrets are safe and you feel nurtured.
For some a sister represents rivalry or competition. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If she is younger then she can epitomize the more vulnerable side of him. In a woman’s dream if the sister is younger, she can represent rivalry.
If older she stands for capability.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you two have different relationships with your parents, your dream may be calling attention to your feelings about that. Or, someone you just met could have qualities similar to your sister.
If you do not have a sister and dream that you have one, then it signifies some qualities that you need to find or develop within your own self. Pay attention to the actions and behavior of your dream sister, for they are your biggest clue about what those qualities might be.... My Dream Interpretation
For a man, it signifies emotional security, but for a woman, it portends domestic disagreements.
An objective dream of sibling unity between sisters is an indication of emotional stability.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This kind of dream can also acknowledge one’s close feelings with others who are like a sister.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The feminine side of the dreamer, the emotional side. According to Steckel and Freud, breasts.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are arguing with your sister-in-law, it may imply that you refuse to accept that you both have certain aspects or attributes in common.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
2. If spitting, one is trying to purge oneself of something.
3. If spitting on someone, expression of contempt. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Spittle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For some one to spit on you, foretells disagreements and alienation of affections. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If someone spits on you in your dream, you may feel ashamed or guilty about something that you have done, or the way you acted in a situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of spitting predicts the sad ending of what seems to be good business. To look at others spitting predicts disgust and disagreements. The most superstitious people believe that after a dream that predicts bad luck, if you spit three times right after waking up the harbinger will disappear.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If in a dream one seems to have a dry mouth, it represent his inability to do what his competition can do. Spitting against a wall in a dream means spending one’s money in a good cause, or engaging in a profitable business. Spitting on the floor in a dream means purchasing land. Spitting against a tree in a dream means to recant one’s promise. Spitting at another person in a dream means despising him. Warm saliva in a dream means long life, while cold saliva represents a short life.
The color of one’s saliva in a dream shows the state of one’s spirit. Spiting blood or phlegm in a dream means speaking ill of others.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- More positively, spittle can indicate a sign of good faith. Some cultures still spit on their hands when completing a deal. There is a bonding through the exchange of bodily fluids.
3- Since Biblical times, spittle has been seen as a healing fluid. It was supposed to be an antidote against being cursed, particularly by the use of the Evil Eye. Spiritually it is perhaps symbolic of the flow of energy between healer and patient.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you do not have step-brothers and step-sisters in waking life, this may indicate a lack of intimacy and connection in your current social circle. See also RELATIONSHIPS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If individuals cannot nurture themselves, attract loving connections, and protect themselves from danger, the basic constructs of a secure life are not likely to be available to them. Without these three important parts of life, fear will prevail. Therefore, when this dream image appears, issues of personal security are at the forefront of your unconscious expression. There are various levels of intensity associated with this symbol. It can fluctuate from a slightly loose tooth to having all your teeth crumble out of your mouth in a bloody mess.
The scale of intensity of the dream will indicate the amount of fear being expressed. Whether it is a general fear of being out of control, looking bad, aging, or some other issue of unmet needs, the appearance of this dream indicates underlying insecurity in some area of your waking life.
The teeth are used for chewing, and this association can indicate a need to “chew on something for a while,” as in mulling over a choice or course of action. “Sinking your teeth into something” refers to taking on life wholeheartedly. Losing your teeth in a dream could indicate an inability or unwillingness to do so. Losing our teeth as children is such a powerful rite of passage. On some level, losing your teeth in a dream will connect to the process of growing up, even in adulthood.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Losing teeth is a common symbol in a dream, indicating a change in the way the dreamer assimilates what is learned.... The Element Encyclopedia