In a dream, the back of a human being represents what people hold for him of praises or blame, acceptance or rejection, honor or humiliation, or it could represents one’s debts. Seeing the back of a human being in a dream also means following his tracks or practices.
If a positive look manifests therein, such as a sweet fragrance or the emergence of a radiant light, or if it turns into iron in the dream, it signifies one’s gratitude regarding his own condition. In a dream, the rear side of the human being represents his outward appearance or what renders the human being acceptable, or it could represent his garment, an ostentatious person, a show of grandeur, pride about one’s social class, a show of being wealthy, the surroundings of one’s house, the outskirts of a town, the outer display of one’s religion or his school of thought.
A broken back in a dream means fear, distress and sorrow.
If one sees his rear side dark in color, black or red in a dream, it means that he may suffer from physical abuse and beating during a fight. Seeing one’s own back in a dream also could mean buying new clothing, or it could mean feeling strong because of one’s knowledge, his son, power, political connections, wealth or property. Seeing one’s back in a dream also could mean to repudiate one’s wife. Ifone’s back is seared or cauterized in a dream, it denotes stinginess, or it could mean that he fails to comply with God’s rights upon him.
If one sees his back bent in a dream, it means a misfortune. Ifone sees the back of his friend in a dream, it means that his friend will turn his back to him at times when he needs him most.
If one sees the back of his enemy in a dream, it means that he will be guarded against his threats.
If one sees the back of an old woman in a dream, it means that the world is turning its back to him. Ifshe is in her middle age in the dream, it means that he is seeking something hard to obtain.
If she is a young woman in the dream, it means that he is expecting something and must be patient to acquire it. One’s back also represents old age. Back pain in a dream means poverty, sickness, debility, imprisonment of one’s boss or the death of a brother. One’s back in a dream also represents one’s dependence on a strong person. Ifone sees himselfcarrying a heavy load on his back in a dream, it means debts, or a vicious neighbor.
A broken back in a dream means losing one’s strength and power, or it could mean one’s death.
If a sick person sees his back broken in a dream, it means that the person who is taking care of him may die shortly, or it could mean that he will suffer from poverty. Carrying burdens over one’s back in a dream means sins. Carrying a coffin or a load ofmerchandise over one’s back in a dream means carrying forgotten debts that will surface at awkward times. Carrying wood over one’s back in a dream means backbiting, slandering people and reporting lies. Carrying a heavy load over one’s back in a dream also means having many children with little money to sustain them. Seeing a hunchbacked person in a dream means prosperity, longevity or having a large family.
(Also see Backbone, Backside, Body)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Back of house, etc.: more pnvate; intimate; less formal; surreptitious; out of sight. Behind: repressed urges; one’s past and memories; one’s inner feelings; inferior. Idioms: at the back of, at the back of one’s mind, backroom boys; by the backstairs/door, behind one’s back; take a back seat. See front; left behind. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A psychiatrist once told me that many men in a tramp s home were diagnosed CWB; it meant ‘congenitally without backbone’. Example. ‘I was looking across a hedge at a bull. I seemed to be just looking at its back’ (Andy). Andy was a teenager, uncertain of himself. In this dream he was looking at his strength.
Someone on one’s back: feeling dominated by someone else; carrying one’s parents’ wants and decisions instead of one’s own. Idioms: backbreaking; back to the wall, behind one’s back; get off my back; put somebody’s back up; rod for one’s back, pat on the back; stab in the back; turn one’s back on; scratch my back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you see a person only from the back, in addition to lack of knowledge of him, it also may express opposition and distance. Rarely will you see yourself from the back, but if that should happen, it is an indication that you have become aware of your shadow.
A dream about a back is a symbol that we are searching for our own hidden energies and weak points.
According to Jung, the unconscious begins at the back; every magical influence or cruel attack comes from behind. This was the original reason that people every- where wore amulets around their neck, hanging down at their backs.
(Today they hang down at the front.)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The back of the physical body reflects support issues.
A feeling of weakness in the lower back may indicate that you do not feel supported by others. Scars or wounds on the upper back may reflect too many burdens.
A hunched back may mean that you have been a martyr, carrying the burdens of others for too long. In general, looking at someone’s back means you are looking at his or her history.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at someone’s back: you will be shown “the other side of the coin.” If someone is turning his back on you: an old friendship that had turned difficult is rekindled.
The dream may also mean that some people are acting superior and clearly have a low opinion of you. Or is it the other way around?
Depth Psychology: Everything has two sides and can be judged from different perspectives. Are you afraid that something is going on “behind your back”? Are you unaware of something (maybe your own or other people’s action)? Are you hiding something—if so, what is it? The only thing you can do is turn it around and take a good look. See Front.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of your own back signifies your attributes, beliefs, opinions, and position in life. This could also indicate tension that is being placed upon you by someone else.
If you dream of a bare back, this represents an undisclosed truth that you are hiding from others. This is related to the phrase, ‘watch your back,’ and your dream could be indicating this very notion. Historically, dreaming of a back is an indicator that you should not loan money to anybody, especially not friends, as this could create undo pressure in your friendship.
To dream that someone turns their back to you indicates pain caused by coveting or envy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Spiritually, sometimes we have to turn our back on the past and reject the known. It will be up to you to decide which elements of the past need rejecting. In certain dreams the backbone – because it is the most stable part of our structure – signifies the self. Backache in dreams, if not due to a physical cause, suggests that we are under some pressure, vis-à-vis a moral or spiritual issue.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we dream of turning our backs we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. There is a possibility that we are repressing our own urges or do not want to look at our inner feelings. We are in touch with the past and with memories. Intellectually we need to consider our firmness of character and recognize what has brought us to our present condition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of seeing someone’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our character or those around us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.
If the backbone is particularly noticeable in the dream we need to consider our main support structure. You might like to consider the entries for body and stab.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of seeing someone else’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our characters. We should also be aware that other people may not yet wish to share their thoughts with us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.
If we dream of turning our backs, we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. You might also like to consult the individual entry for back for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see a naked back in your dream, symbolizes secrets that you may have kept from others or aspects of yourself that you have kept hidden. Consider the saying, “watch your back” - this dream may be telling you to be careful, especially about confiding secrets in others.
If someone stands with their back to you during your dream, this is a warning that you should not lend money to friends, or it will cause disharmony in your relationship.
To dream of having a sore or aching back, suggests that you are suffering under the weight of your responsibilities. This dream may also relate to stress and pressure that someone else is putting on you.... My Dream Interpretation
(1) The back parts of anything - a building or a body, for example - mav symbolize those parts of your personality that are hidden from view, buried in the unconscious because they are disapproved of and rejected as inferior or disgusting, or because they are frightening, disturbing, threatening. Are these pans of you really inferior or shameful; and what is it that made you feel they were? You must learn to get in touch with vour deep emotional needs, and this means communicating with the parts of yourself that have been pushed to the ‘back’ of the mind.
(2) The human back - unless it is bent - may represent moral uprightness and physical or moral strength. A bent back is probably a sign that you are (feeling) overburdened or downcast. What is it that prevents you from holding your head high and opening yourself to life? Is it guilt-feelings, causing you to punish yourself? Is it your parents, vour boss, or someone else who won’t ‘get off vour back’ and keeps on imposing his or her choices and values on you? If a situation is getting you down, seriously consider getting yourself out of it physically.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The human back houses the spinal column, conductor of kundalini power of life force; whether back is straight, bent, weak or strong means how you are channeling the spiritual power in your everyday life. Strength of character or attitude in particular situation: spineless, broken, strong. Also, something now behind you in life; a part of self you have turned your back on. May mean backing up.... The Dream Books Symbols
The back symbolizes physical strength and endurance. However, if it is curved it reflects weakness of character or emotional dissatisfaction. According to other interpretations, the back is where we keep our secrets or those aspects of our personality that we do not want to hear about. If, in this case, the dream gives you an unpleasant feeling, traits that may have hidden in your back contain a good dose of guilt, shame, fear or disgust.
Traditionally, it is said that evil is right behind. Therefore, to scare it off, many superstitious people throw spilled salt over their left shoulder. This dream may also point to a problematic situation that you have overcome, something that you have left behind.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Because of the dreaming mind’s tendency to literalize metaphors, the back can signify meanings from familiar sayings. For example, in a dream the back may mean “watch your back” (beware of treachery).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of your back represents parts of yourself hidden from view, secrets that you are keeping from other people or aspects of your personality you would prefer not to think about. Your dream could be pointing to some aspect of your life that is behind you, or a situation that is over. Maybe your dream contains some other play on words: is someone getting your back up? Do you feel the need for a pat on the back? Do you need to watch your back? Is somebody on your back or trying to dominate you? Are you engaged in a backbreaking task? Is your back against the wall? Do you wish someone would get off your back?
Have you been stabbed or scratched in the back? Traditionally, seeing a back in your dream forewarns that you should not lend money to anyone. In particular, lending money to friends will cause a rift in your relationship.
If a person turns their back on you, this may suggest that you may be deeply hurt in waking life or that other people may not be ready to share their thoughts with you.... The Element Encyclopedia
The back of anything signifies rejection, and the front acceptance. Conflict between rejection and acceptance can be shown in a dream as seeing both the back and front of something.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Belittlement; Defamation; Harm) Backbiting someone in a dream means driving one’s blessings away and nullifying one’s good deeds. Backbiting a poor person in a dream means becoming poor. Backbiting someone concerning a scandal in a dream means that one will become subject to defamation and suffers from a scandal. Like that, whatever subject the backbiting is addressing, its harm will come back to the doer. Belittling someone in a dream means that one will suffer the same in wakefulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Helper; Loins; Offspring; Spinal column) In a dream, one’s backbone represents man’s helper or his right hand man. Ifone has a strong backbone in a dream, it represents his sedate manners, calm and serious composure. Whether one’s backbone is weak or strong in the dream, it could also represent his son.
If one finds his backbone strong in the dream, it means that he will develop wisdom or beget a son who will grow strong and become ajust person. Perhaps one’s backbone could be interpreted to mean crucifixion, or it could mean marriage to a virgin.
If one sees a tree growing from his backbone in a dream, it means an illness.
If a sick person sees his backbone turned into iron in a dream, it means recovering from his illness.
If the backbone is particularly noticeable in a dream, we should consider the main support structure in our lives. Intellectually, we need to consider our firmness of character.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Tricktrack) Playing backgammon in a dream means having an imposing character, being highly skilled and efficient, scheming, mental keenness, playing a ruse or eliciting admiration. Playing backgammon in a dream also denotes someone who is highly qualified or it may demonstrate the type of character one assumes in his daily life, or it could mean arguing with others, mockery, deception, gambling, mixing with evil people for business, or it could mean pleasure. It also means indulging in sin, fear of exposure or maneuvering a business scheme. Ifone sees the game set but no one is playing it in the dream, it means lack of work, dismissal from one’s job, walking the wrong tracks. Playingbackgammon in a dream also signifies a fight, an argument or a dispute between business partners, each of them seeking his personal interests.
(Also see Chess; Games)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A backhoe is a heavy piece of construction equipment that digs a deep hole. It may stand for needing to unearth something from within the subconscious, perhaps a deeply embedded memory or emotion.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Carrying a backpack means that problems will weigh heavily upon you and interfere with your everyday activities. See Luggage.
Depth Psychology: How much responsibility did you take on? What experiences from the past are you still carrying around? Have they becomc a crushing burden? A dream about a backpack is very important and—together with the rest of the images—ought to be explored in depth.... Dreamers Dictionary
The backpack has several possible interpretations. On the one hand, it is a symbol of travel that reflects a provisional situation. You probably feel overwhelmed and exhausted by routine and want a change in your life. On the other, it also represents the burdens you carry day to day. The condition of the backpack and how heavy or light it is will be key to the correct interpretation of the dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Anything that allows you to pack certain items for transport is symbolic of having access to various tools for living.
A backpack puts such helpful items easily at your disposal, with the implication of a journey on foot. Such a journey is symbolic of a trek into deeper places of your consciousness, and therefore the backpack is symbolic of the assistance you may need along the way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of a backseat suggests that you could be feeling that you are not quite in control of an aspect of your life. Being stuck in the backseat of a vehicle and unable to change your position indicates that it may be time for some internal inquiry. You may have eagerly handed over control of your life to somebody else, but are now resenting them for it.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Backside; Buttocks; Rump) In a dream, the backside represents the wife’s property and money, or it could mean one’s husband. Dragging oneself over one’s buttocks in a dream means becoming poor and needy. Hair growing over one’s backside in a dream means money or richness. Otherwise, if one sees no hair on his backside in the dream, then it means insolvency or bankruptcy. Shaving off the hair over one’s backside in a dream means fulfilling a promise, repayment of one’s debts or giving back a trust to its rightful owner.
To dream of being backstage is notifying you of your ability to understand the truth.
The power to change a situation is actually well within your reach. There are certain aspects of your life that will bring you knowledge and help you in moving toward greater success. Be more aware in your daily life of signs and opportunities.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream that someone or something is going backward, then this symbolizes rebellion, feeling out of style, or attached to outmoded ways of the past. Perhaps your dream is telling you that you are going the wrong direction, that you are off track, and are going against the flow, or perhaps that you are being contrary and rebellious. See Rewind.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A dream of moving backward may mean the dreamer feels he or she is losing ground in some endeavor. Retracing one’s steps may indicate that information from the past may be needed to bring about an understanding of a current situation, especially one that has gone wrong.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
When a backward and / or forward movement is prominent this usually indicates a regressive, backward-looking tendency. We may want to retire into the past, rather than tackling fears and moving ahead.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- To dream of going backwards indicates that we may be withdrawing from a situation or slow to learn from it. We mav need to recognise that to continue in a particular situation will stop our progress.
2- Mentally we are not using our best faculties. When she looked backwards, loot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.
To look back into the past can be detrimental.
3- Regressive tendencies can cause us to move backwards into previous behaviour patterns.
The dreamer should take note of what is happening in his life at this time, and determine the reasons for this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To look back into the past can sometimes be detrimental, and at other times helpful. In dreams, to be looking or moving backwards may suggest that answers to our present dilemma lie in the past. Past behaviour patterns may not be appropriate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of going or walking backwards indicates that we may be withdrawing from a situation, or slow to learn from it. We may need to recognize that to continue in a particular situation will, at worst, stop our progress and, at best, impede it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
xMoving backwards - on foot or in a train or car - may mean you are getting further away from your (true) goal. Perhaps you are too preoccupied with the past and its associated failures, rejections, guilt- feelings and resentments. As long as your present response to life is conditioned by traumatic events in the past, there is no possibility of either peace or personal fulfilment. Wounds inflicted by past experiences will heal only when you learn to live in the present, neither anxious about the future nor angry about something in the past.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming that you walk backwards means that you are regressing in life. What you are looking for is increasingly farther away. You may feel unsuccessful, unable to achieve goals. Thanks to the warning sign of this dream, you must begin to take action. On the other hand, perhaps it expresses that the best option is to withdraw. Sometimes you waste time fighting for something that is not worth it. A good option is to stay back momentarily, regain your strength, and then return with more vigor and momentum.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of riding (or sitting on) a horse foretells a coming rise in your status. You might become more popular, win a contest, or get a promotion at work. However, if you were thrown (or fell off) the horse, you will have to cope with a rival who is out to foil your plans.
If you dreamed of having any difficulties with the horse’s saddle, pay more careful attention to your personal affairs. Some change to your current plans might work in your favor.... My Dream Interpretation
(Friend; Good luck; Money; Prosperity) A hunchbacked in a dream means prosperity, longevity, or having a large family. Seeing oneself in a dream as a hunchback means acquiring wealth and a large property through an influential person in one’s family or a son. One who sees that in a dream will also be gifted with vigilance and astuteness.
(Also see Back; Body); Hump)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An old symbol for luck—”The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” A period of great stress. You are challenged to become more straightforward, direct. But it may also be a suggestion that you unburden yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The back symbolizes physical strength and resistance.
If it is curved—as happens with hunchbacked people—it reflects a weakness of character and emotional dissatisfaction. For this reason, if you see a hunchback in a dream, it could indicate you are hiding something and feel insecure.
analysis of a dream
Felipe dreamed: “I often dream that I am very hungry and I can’t find food anywhere: my fridge is empty or full of inedible objects—like a watch, a ball, a sock.... I decide to go out and buy something, but the grocery stores are closed or close just as I am about to go in. So I get really mad. Other times I dream of a table full of exotic fruits (figs, grapes, papayas, strawberries) but when I bring something to my mouth, it turns to smoke or disappears. Then I wake up in a very bad mood, but curiously, I’m not hungry.” Dreams about food sometimes have a merely physiological trigger. However, in Felipe’s case—since he wakes up not hungry—they are warning him about another type of necessity, concretely hunger for affection and safety. When Felipe began to have this type of dream, he had broken up with a partner several months earlier. Even though it was his girlfriend who make the decision, he felt strong and optimistic and bragged about having gotten over it easily. However, his unconscious was reminding him, through dreams, that he was emotionally dry and more vulnerable than he thought. Gluttony sometimes has a sexual connotations: the fruit especially reveals a unsatisfied sensual desire. The fact that he couldn’t find food or stores open reflected his inability to understand his emotions and express them.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of riding piggyback on someone of the opposite sex, it could symbolize your attraction to them. This dream may also indicate that you are going along with another’s plans and ideas.... My Dream Interpretation
(Death; Give up the ghost; To die) In a dream, the return of one’s soul back to its Lord means remitting a trust to its rightful owner, the recovery of a sick person from his illness, the release of a prisoner from jail, or perhaps it could represent the reunion of beloveds.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Striking) Slapping someone on his cheek in a dream means cautioning him or warning him about his heedlessness.
If a woman gently slaps her own cheeks in a dream, it means glad tiding of a son she will conceive at an advanced age, or after havinglost hope in conceivingchildren. However, slappingsomeone’s face in a dream also could mean injustice, an illness, or cold.
(Also see Slapping on the cheek)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A slap always indicates a drastic reaction. It can be interpreted as a warning from the subconscious to rectify a judgment or an attitude. Maybe, the time is right to take a break along the way and reconsider. It may also warn against an illness that you have not yet noticed any symptoms of.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Blow; Criticize; Smack) To lightly slap someone in a dream means to reprimand him, or to oblige him to recognize a favor, boasting about one’s generosity, or constantly reminding the other person of some shabby assistance. Ifone playfully slaps someone lightly on his cheek in a dream, it also means that the latter owes him something or a favor and the opposite is interpreted accordingly. Slapping someone’s face with anger in a dream means that the victim will triumph over the assailant.
To slap someone in a dream also means recognition of his seniority or superiority. Threatening someone in a dream also maybe a recognition of his superiority.
(Also see Digging up the past; Slapping; Threat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of your upper back reflect your issues with giving and receiving support. Perhaps you feel that you are carrying the weight of the world, or that you are in need of support from the people in your life. See Back and Co-Dependant... Strangest Dream Explanations