To dream that you are a bus driver implies that you have chosen the correct path to achieve your goals, and you are reaching them fairly rapidly. Try to slow down a little and don’t be too aggressive. In particular, if you are a school bus driver in the dream, this could mean that you will reach your objectives faster if you use experience and wisdom to guide you. Perhaps you have achieved a higher level of self-discovery.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are a bus driver, suggests that you will advance rapidly in life through learning and gaining knowledge.... My Dream Interpretation
For Freud, money is a symbol of excrement and dreams of hoarding money express an anal fixation, perhaps caused by the parents mishandling the dreamer’s toilet training in childhood. Such dreams may therefore suggest an obsessively orderly and obstinate personality. Dreams of a pile of coins are especially potent symbols of anal preoccupations.
Most modern dream analysts believe that dream money or cash is a symbol of security, although it may also indicate things of intrinsic value to you or the way in which you value yourself. Whenever you dream of money and those things with which it is associated—such as shopping, writing checks, banks, investments, prizes or wills—you should consider whether they are commenting on the importance of things with a non-materialistic value in your waking life. Bear in mind, too, that money can represent emotional transactions in waking life.
Giving money may signify a generosity of spirit or kindness, or it may reflect emotional ties. Receiving money can suggest the acceptance of emotional support, whilst borrowing money may be a warning to pay attention to your current spending levels. Dreaming of a lack of money can suggest a lack of qualifications or the need to achieve a desired goal and hoarding money can indicate selfishness. Finding money suggests that you are realizing something valuable or gaining power; such a dream is often accompanied by a feeling of release from stress. Holding on to money in your dream signifies feeling insecure, or being ‘tight’ emotionally or sexually; it is also a symbol of not using your power to get what you want. Losing money is a symbol of losing power or opportunity, or can simply represent the pain of loss. Not having enough money indicates a sense of being inadequate or may even be reminding a man about his failing potency. Stolen money represents feelings of guilt about gaining power, a sense that you do not deserve what you get; it may also reveal a sense of feeling cheated or feeling that others are taking us for granted. Perhaps you have given yourself cheaply in sex or in a relationship. According to ancient dream-lore, it was considered fortunate to dream of receiving or finding money, with some traditions going further and saying that a dream of finding money means a birth. Money dreams, of course, may simply reflect anxieties about your finances.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Copulation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Car; Carrier)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Mobility, independence.
3. Achieving a new level of growth, dignity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you lose your driver’s license in your dream, you have lost your true identity. Perhaps you have lost the independence or will to pursue your goals. Also see “Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Minting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Borrowing; Loan)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To pay out money, denotes misfortune.
To receive gold, great prosperity and unalloyed pleasures.
To lose money, you will experience unhappy hours in the home and affairs will appear gloomy.
To count your money and find a deficit, you will be worried in making payments.
To dream that you steal money, denotes that you are in danger and should guard your actions.
To save money, augurs wealth and comfort.
To dream that you swallow money, portends that you are likely to become mercenary.
To look upon a quantity of money, denotes that prosperity and happiness are within your reach.
To dream you find a roll of currency, and a young woman claims it, foretells you will lose in some enterprise by the interference of some female friend.
The dreamer will find that he is spending his money unwisely and is living beyond his means.
It is a dream of caution. Beware lest the innocent fancies of your brain make a place for your money before payday.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Shallow goals.
3. Finding conﬁdence in one’s ability or future.
4. If stealing, indicates jealousy or dislike of person one is taking from. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To shower someone with money in a dream means listening to a filthy conversation, or impersonating someone. Money in a dream also means vain talk, or missing one’s prayers.
If one sees himself swallowing a coin of money in a dream, it means that he will betray his trust. Money in a dream is also interpreted as knowledge, faith, guidance, or becoming a government employee. Giving money away in a dream means dispelling agony, difficulties or burdens.
If one receives money in his dream, it means that he is entrusted with something. Handling one to four coins in a dream is a lucky number. Money in a dream is also interpreted as women’s talk. Having a lot of money in a dream means disputes. Receiving money from a known source in a dream means stress.
If the source is unknown in the dream, it means a calamity.
If one receives an engraved coin in a dream, it means that he may be hurt by his own family, or for the sake of a protege of his.
If one sees a deceased person giving him a coin of money in a dream, it means that he will be spared from an unjust trial.
If he refuses to take the money from the deceased person in the dream, it means that he should beware not to be unjust toward others or fall prey to their injustice.
If one who has ten coins finds that he only has five coins in the dream, it means that he will lose accordingly. Ifhe has five coins then sees them doubled in the dream, it means that he will double his money.
(Also see Banana; Banknote; Bones; Counting money; Pastry; Voice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you have a house made of money (dollar bills or coins) it can symbolize trusting in wealth, Prov. 10:15... Christian Dream Symbols
To find; Happiness is on the way. Paying; A distressing development. Receiving; Gratification and prosperity approaching.
To lose; An unhappy situation at home.
To steal; Watch your actions closely To see; Good things are about to happen.
To save; Predicts wealth and comfort. Missing; You’ll have concerns over finances.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dream of looking at money it shows that you will have an opportunity to reach your goals and increase your income.
If you steal the money, your finances are in danger.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Example: A small Indian boy stole a 50 pence piece from me. I had an internal struggle about whether to take it back.
The hesitation was that it was “manners” to make out nothing had happened, not to blame someone for something “not nice”. Because of these unspoken rules the boy could laugh at me. I decided to take the money back and accuse him of theft’ (Stephen Y). Stolen money: Stephen is considering what his ‘values’ are, how he wants others to relate to him, and whether to state his needs instead of being ‘nice’. Also, feeling others are taking us for granted, giving oneself cheaply in sex or relationships. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is probably the most frequent symbol of sexuality and power.
A coin generally points to success and security. Are you always weighing every situation and thinking through a plan for every situation? Are you afraid of losing control over yourself or over a situation? Often such a dream is telling you to open yourself up to life and allow your wild side to surface. Passion for life is suggested here instead of control.
According to Freud and Jung, money is a symbol for the libido—silver coins indicate an attraction toward women; gold coins, an attraction toward men.
For some modern psychoanalysts, it is a symbol of creative power.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard currency, but more the way in which we value ourselves. This symbol appearing in dreams would suggest that we need to assess that value more carefully, and equally to be aware of what we ‘pay’ for our actions and desires.
2- Money can also represent our own personal resources - whether material or spiritual - and our potential for success. In some circumstances a dream of money can be linked with our view of our own power and our sexuality
3- Spiritual currency and also spiritual “change’, small or otherwise.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To find money means you will have to borrow from others.
To receive money as a gift or in payment means you will receive fair recompense for services. See also Alms.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Inaccessible funds: Something pent up within yourself, often an ability.
Corruption (e.g., “money is the root of all evil” or “dirty money”).
Turning down, or turning away from, money: A change in personal priorities toward less material pursuits.
Clutching money tightly: A frugal nature, sometimes to the point of greed.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of handling other people’s money and resist the temptation to steal it, you will inherit something of value from a relative.... The Complete Dream Book
The postman is bringing you money: don’t always rely on others and don’t wait for help from your relatives or friends.
Depth Psychology: Money is the measure of the actual or hoped for strength you need. Dreams about money are about your energy reserves, possible accomplishments, and personal worth. Money is also a symbol of sexual energy, influence, power—and last but not least—financial security. Do you dream about money often? Giving so much weight to material things may be robbing you of happiness. See Bank, Wealth.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of money may symbolize self-reliance, self-worth, accomplishment, or values. You think highly of yourself. Alternatively, to dream of money points to your stances about love and matters of the heart.
To lose money in your dream indicates petty quarrels at home and some minor disadvantages in your endeavors. You may be feeling feeble, defenseless and hopeless in real life. Additionally, you may be contented with maintaining a low profile life.
To dream about giving money away similarly connotes your generous and loving nature. You are seeking to be loved.
To see others giving money away indicates a feeling of unimportance. You feel that other people are neglecting you and disregarding your emotional needs.
To dream that you have no money indicates your insecurities in achieving your goals. You may be seen as a person without much value and contribution to the community.
To dream that you steal money predicts peril and reminds you to be wary with your transactions. On a positive note, it may point to your progress in achieving your aspirations that brings much satisfaction and fulfillment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If your dream is of finding money, you will have much happiness in your domestic affairs.
If you dream of looking at money it shows that you will have an opportunity to reach your goals and increase your income.
If you steal the money, your finances are in danger.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that you receive Money also foretells personal success, but due to hard work.
To find Money in your dream is not so fortunate, however—there will be some sudden advancement or success, but it will prove disappointing.
If you change Money, it is a sign of difficulties due to your own fault—as if you exchange notes for silver, or silver for copper.
It is a very bad sign if you dream that you borrow Money, either from a friend or from a moneylender.... Mystic Dream Book
To dream of losing money signifies that you are dealing with financial challenges and setbacks.
To dream of stealing money signifies that you are feeling desperate and are in survival mode.
To dream of having lots of money represents a consciousness of wealth, and that you are preparing for great prosperity.
If you dream of not having enough money, then you are venting out poverty consciousness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A refund of money suggests that we have put effort into en emotional commitment, but have had to accept that that ‘payment’ is not valid.
A mortgage in dreams suggests ownership of an asset – whether emotional or material – for which we must pay in the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If there is a feeling of self-denial in our making savings, particularly to the point of miserliness, we may not have managed our resources properly in the past and are having to suffer for it now. We may also fear the future.
If someone else gives us their savings, we are able to use their knowledge and expertise.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see counterfeit money in your dream suggests that something is not what it appears to be. Perhaps you are feeling unworthy or someone is undervaluing your talents or efforts. Alternatively, this dream symbol could mean that you are pretending to be something you’re not.
If you dreamed of foreign money, this symbolizes the journey toward your life goals. Consider the emotions you felt in your dream, for clues to whether you are feeling good about the direction you are currently headed in life.... My Dream Interpretation
To be the recipient, gratification of a little wish.
To lose your money, fear of losing something or someone whom you need.
If you steal money in your dreams be careful that you do not drive sharp bargains. This dream also signifies a fear of losing your authority or persuasive powers.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• For more understanding on what money means in Scripture, look up gold and silver.
In a positive light, money speaks of provision for your need.
• If you are having financial difficulties and dream of receiving large amounts of finances, then it is simply a picture of your desires at the moment.
• Often people dream of receiving money, but unfortunately it does not mean that this will happen in reality.
• I do believe it is an encouragement from the Lord to say that He desires to meet your need. However it is going to take more on your part to make that a reality.
• This dream was sent to give you hope, but you also need faith and love to bring it to pass.
• Dreaming of money is either an indication of your current desire, or a confirmation that the Lord will provide your need.
• Read the Way of Blessing for more on walking in prosperity.
• Visions • Positive: Although I have seen visions of money, I usually see it as gold coins in the spirit.
• Often I will see a treasure chest that is hidden and filled with money. When I see this, I know that the Lord is saying that He has provided our need, but that we must release it through prayer.
• If I see the money hidden, it is speaking of a blessing that is not so clear, but that I have to make effort to look for.
• If you see money along your road, it means that as you continue along the direction that the Lord has for you, the blessing will come automatically.
Negative: In prayer I have often seen a black hand holding onto money. This is a picture of a spirit of theft.
The enemy was stealing the blessing that God had for us.
• Also in Scripture, the love of money refers to the root of temporal values which can destroy you. It speaks of bribery, corruption, and as I said before, the root of temporal values.
• 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
See also: Gold, Silver.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
Receiving money is also a good omen, providing it was honestly come by; it signifies security through development of your own resources.
To dream of finding money is a sign of mixed blessings; your financial success will be accompanied by disappointment in its effect Losing money in a dream is an omen of contrary; you are likely to have a windfall.
To change money (as paper for coins or large denominations for small, etc.) indicates problems created by your own carelessness in the handling of your affairs; a dream of exchanging money (as for foreign currency) means an increase in material wealth; to borrow money signifies a need to retrench and a warning against extravagance.
To spend money prophesies an unexpected profit, and to steal it predicts an unexpected stroke of luck.
To dream of counting or saving money promises personal happiness providing it was not done in a miserly way.
See also under Miser and Coins.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Money may sometimes represent faeces. See also Excrement.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you make money it indicates that it is more valuable than you thought, but also that you are in a period of high creativity. On the contrary, dreaming that someone steals some money from you means that you have exaggerated your feelings towards that particular person. Losing money, if it is accompanied by a distressing feeling, reveals the fear of misplacing something you consider very important.
If money is not enough to cover your debts it means that you are wasting your energies. Finally, if you accumulate money it denotes selfishness; if you share it, generosity.
Formerly, it was believed that to find or to receive money in a dream was a sign of good luck. For other superstitions, it means that soon there will be a birth.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The appearance of this in a dream could connect to the acquisition of any desire, from a new sense of inner riches to outward expressions of expansion such as a new relationship, job, or other appearance of a heart’s desire. On the opposite side of the spectrum, money in a dream could be pointing out feelings of lack that you are experiencing in life. As a wish fulfillment or compensatory dream, connecting to money could be balancing out feelings of limitation. Money that is counterfeit is revealing a relationship to abundance that is false or inauthentic. Though it may look real, it has been manufactured with dubious intentions. In a dream, this might point to ways in which you are (or someone in your life is) trying to get away with presenting yourself as bigger than you really are. Also be willing to look at the various aspects of your current situation; are there circumstances in your life that are costing you more than you can afford? This can apply to both material and emotional conditions. Look at the amount of money or lack of money in the dream as connoting how much or little of some needed commodity appears in your life. This can be spiritual, emotional, or physical. How abundant do you feel?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you give money away, this suggests a generosity of spirit or it might reflect emotional ties that are expected of you at present. Receiving money can suggest the acceptance of emotional support or the emotional needs of the dreamer. Borrowing money can be a warning to hold back as far as financial plans are concerned and to explore all aspects of the deal before going ahead. Making a payment, signing a check or using a credit card are thought to be positive signs that things are going to plan. The notion of saving and investing in dreams may refer to the need to prepare yourself emotionally for situations and relationships that need your attention
A wallet, purse or pocketbook containing personal items may relate to your private world, the kind of person you are and your interests.
If you dream of an expensive designer purse or bag, you may feel a need to have a more glamorous image. A worn purse may symbolize feelings of being worn out and shabby. Do you need to brighten up your identity so that you look and feel brighter? Your dream wallet may symbolize your private thoughts and desires, hidden from public view. Is your wallet full or empty? Are you worried that someone has got too close to you or on the contrary are you seeking greater intimacy? A bag in your dream may symbolically carry your hopes for the future. A heavy bag suggests more projects than you can handle, whilst an empty bag—far from meaning that you have no hope—suggests that you wish to search for new ideas. Frequently associated with fruit, a basket may evoke images of fertility and sexuality. Depending on what is in the basket, it can suggest youthful energy or ripe maturity.
Finally, items of jewelry are symbols of wishes and wish-fulfillment.
If you are given a gift of jewelry in your dream, you may be experiencing a sense of recognition in waking life. Viewing a rare jewel from a distance may be a sign that you have failed to understand the importance or meaning of an event or relationship. Losing a jewel may reflect fears of personal or financial loss in waking life. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
For Jung, money is a symbol of the power required to achieve spiritual objectives. According to Freud, it is a symbol of an orderly or obsessive personality.
If symbols associated with money, riches and wealth—such as cash, precious jewels, treasure, expensive houses and cars, and winning lottery tickets—appear in your dreams, try to identify what money means to you in a non- materialistic sense. That this symbol appears in your dreams suggests that you need to assess what is important to you in life, as well as being aware of what price you are prepared to pay for your actions and desires.
It may be that gold does not represent the precious metal to you, but rather someone who has a heart of gold or who is a winner, just as a dream of treasure might represent the people you love in your life, a wealth of knowledge or a treasury of ideas. Do you associate money with freedom, power, desirability or your own personal worth? Do you believe that money can buy you happiness? Thinking about such questions should help you identify the things you really value in your waking life and you may in turn start to question the real value of your previous goals and aspirations. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
A money exchanger in a dream also represents a religious doctor or a scholar who takes religious questions and interprets their definitions. He also could be a dream interpreter who measures everything he takes in and gives an appropriate answer. He takes a pearl necklace for a price and gives words in return, or he takes scattered words and gives a beautiful pearl necklace in exchange.
If one who is experiencing difficulties in wakefulness changes some money in a dream, it means that his difficulties will diminish.
If one buys gold coins and gives silver money in exchange in a dream, it means reparation, financial obligations or liability. Seeing a money exchanger in a dream also represents wealth, or quick richness from suspicious sources, or he could represent an accountant, a bookkeeper, or a ledger keeper.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Carrier)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the waters are muddy or tumultuous, there will be disagreeable and jealous contentions in your life.
If you are water-bound by the overflowing of a river, there will be temporary embarrassments in your business, or you will suffer uneasiness lest some private escapade will reach public notice and cause your reputation harsh criticisms.
If while sailing upon a clear river you see corpses in the bottom, you will find that trouble and gloom will follow swiftly upon present pleasures and fortune.
To see empty rivers, denotes sickness and unusual ill-luck. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Obstacles, turbulence in need of crossing. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the river runs through the streets and markets, and if one sees people bathing in it or taking their ritual ablution in it in one way or another it in a dream, such a river then represents the justice of a ruler.
If the river floods the streets, or runs through people’s homes and damages their properties and personal belongings in the dream, then the river represents an unjust ruler, or it could represent an invading army.
If a river flows from one’s house and causes no harm to anyone in a dream, it represents one’s good intentions or deeds.
If one becomes a river in a dream, it means his death. Murky waters in a dream signify worries and fearing a great man. Crossing from one side of a river into another in a dream means dispelling one’s fears or worries. It also could mean severing one’s association with such a man only to meet with another one. Jumping from the middle of a river to the riverbank in a dream means escaping from the wrath of a ruler. Losing something in a river means suffering harm and damages from a ruler.
A river flowing inside one’s house in a dream means prosperity. Ifone sees people drinking from it in the dream, it denotes his generosity and sharing of his wealth with needy people, or it could mean imparting knowledge to others.
If a poor person sees a river flowing inside his house in a dream, it means that he will drive a member of his household out of his house because of an abominable and a sinful act, or adultery.
A river in a dream also means a good deed or a regular income.
A river with murky and putrid waters in a dream represents hell-fire. Seeing one of the heavenly rivers of paradise in a dream means prosperity.
The heavenly river of milk in a dream represents God’s gift of the innate knowledge and criterion which is given to His creation, and it represents submission to His sovereignty and obedience to His commands. Seeing the heavenly river of non-intoxicating wine in a dream meanselation and intoxication from one’s love for God Almighty. Seeing the heavenly river of honey in a dream means knowledge or the Holy Qur’an. Drinking from Egypt’s Nile in a dream means receiving a great wealth, gold and power.
(Also see Euphrates; Kawthar; Walking on water; Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the river is raging it symbolizes turmoil and distress.
If the river is peaceful it symbolizes God’s blessing, Deut. 8:7.
A dry river can symbolize disappointment, Job 6:15-20.
A river can also symbolize the Holy Spirit, Jn. 7:38-39 ... Christian Dream Symbols
The river can be calm, in flood, or even dried up, representing our state of feeling about our energy, sexuality and emotions—the energy which as anxiety can cause illness, or as pleasure sustain health. Similarly we can drown in the river (drown in despair), float on it, be carried along by prevailing feelings, or cross over, suggesting change or even death. Generally, then, it depicts the feelings which flow through us or we are immersed in; the process of life in our body, connecting with emotions, sexuality and changes of mood, the flow and events of our life or destiny. Being in river: being influenced by or immersed in one’s internal flow of feelings and energies. Crossing river: making great changes.
If one is in the water to cross, it means meeting a lot of emotions in the process of change. Seeing someone cross river feelings about death; same as falling in river. Going against current: resisting one’s own feelings, going against prevailing influences or attitudes; going back to the womb.
Directing a river: channelling one’s emotional or sexual energy. Stagnant river: restrained feelings or sexuality; holding oneself back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A trip on a river often symbolizes your life journey.
A raging river predicts difficult obstacles connected to physical urges and bothersome emotions. Pay attention to how the water is moving!... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the waters of the river are rough and muddy you will be taking a journey that could lead to an increase in your fortunes, though there are certain risks attached.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Free-flowing thoughts and actions.
The beginning of the river is the past, and where it goes represents the future. This is especially true if you dream of yourself traveling on the river.
If you see yourself in the water, being conveyed by an overwhelming current, this reflects either relinquishing yourself to your instinctive, emotional nature or having your individuality washed away by circumstances.
Traversing a river in a small water craft is an alternative type of path dream in which the current reflects your direction of personal growth.
Healing. Rivers figure heavily into folk medicine in which healers used the water’s movement to convey sickness visually away from a patient.
If this is the case, what is the water taking away? This item will give more meaning to the dream.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about a big river where the water is very clear: a good sign, everything in your life is moving along without interference.
If the water in the river is murky: people around you are hostile and you may need to fight back.
If the river is flowing over its banks: others are gossiping about you—your plans are going to “drown.” Falling into the river: bad luck. Swimming in the river: you may have to deal with a dangerous adversary, but you will succeed. Swimming against the current is a symbol of internal contradictions that need attention and resolution. Swimming across the river means you are leaving the past behind—positive changes are beginning to take place. See Brook.
Depth Psychology: The river is considered the energy reservoir of your soul. You are not making enough use of these energies—or you may not even be aware of them (see Stream).
The condition of the river represents your emotional energy and strength. These energies may carry you where you have no intention of going and they can also destroy! See Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there are signs of storm, then be very cautious in your plans, for trouble lies ahead.
To fall or jump in, shows domestic worries.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream that the river is flowing gracefully, then you are in sync with your emotions and instincts.
If you dream that you are going against the current, then you are resisting your instincts, intuition and deeper feelings.
If the river is raging, then you are having an emotional catharsis, dealing with strong emotional currents.
If you dream that you are crossing the river, then you are taking great risks and making courageous changes in your life. See Ocean or Water.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are on a boat, make a careful checkup on your finances.
A muddy river threatens jealousy.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you fell in the river, it indicates approaching domestic difficulties, but if you jumped in, you are being warned against hasty actions.
To dream of sitting on, or walking along, the bank of a river is a sign that if you continue along your present lines success will follow.
See also Water, Sky, Landscape, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Crossing a river in a boat may symbolize either death (see Dead / Death); or a more or less fundamental change of lifestyle or attitude. Crossing by a bridge may signify a change as above; or it may be a symbol of avoiding a flood of passion or observing it from the safe vantage point of a detached observer.
If you think the river does represent emotion, try to identify the emotion (e.g. by asking the river questions and getting answers by role-playing the river) and then decide what you are going to do about it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are swimming against the current, relax and lighten up with the demands you have been placing on yourself.
If you are trying to get across the river and cannot find a way, you are temporarily blocked in dealing with an emotional situation. Build within yourself a new route, expanded perspective, in order to resolve the situation.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you dream of this element, everything indicates that your emotional side is totally balanced. But, if the waters are turbulent, you may be having emotional conflicts. In contrast, if the river is dry, the dream represents the suspicion that you have been the victim of deceit. According to Jung’s psychoanalysis, the river represents life, destiny.
If the dreamer is enjoying the shore, it denotes a fear of existence. In contrast, if something pleasant attracts him to the opposite shore, it suggests that to achieve your goal, you should overcome tests and learn to dominate the currents of the spirit. Freudian psychoanalysis, in contrast, associated the river with the father figure. Lastly, crossing a river denotes a change in style of life. (See WATER and FISH)
In his novel Siddhartha, Herman Hesse writes close to the river. He says that you can learn a lot from it: how to listen with the heart and how to hope with the soul without passion or desires nor judgments or opinions that trouble you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The intensity of the river’s flow in a dream is a direct barometer of the level of emotionality in your life that is being expressed by this image.
The force of a river can run the gamut from a babbling brook to a torrential powerhouse.
The volume of water involved can also vary greatly.
A dry or barren riverbed indicates a lack of expression and a desperate need for emotional content. One that is overwhelmed by flooding might point to a situation that may feel dangerous and threatening to the stability of your life. An obstacle that blocks a river, such as a dam, reveals some level of emotional blockage.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the water is peaceful and tranquil, then a restful break to regenerate one’s energies might be in order. In some mythologies rivers are symbols of death, which could also be interpreted as the passing from one state of consciousness to another.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If it the river is static, your unconscious may have been commenting on your lack of drive and direction.
If you threw a stone in the river, did the ripples that formed echo your sense of going around in circles in waking life? The river depicts the richness or poverty of your life energy, so if you are crossing a river in your dream, this suggests you are in the process of making great changes in your life.
If you are in the water to cross, it means you will feel a lot of emotions in the process of change.
If you see someone else cross the river or fall into the river, this may refer to your feelings about aging and the passage of time.
If the river is contaminated, this suggests that you are holding back your feelings in waking life and not doing the best you can for yourself.
If you were in a river—or steamboat in your dream, this may refer to the circumstances that surround you, for example your family or home life. The context of the dream and how you feel will all help you with the interpretation. Was the boat solid and safe like a steamer, or fragile like a canoe or a dingy?
Canals, dams and reservoirs are all designed to regulate water flow and in dreams they suggest conscious attempts to control emotion; how effective they are at directing the water mirrors how effective you have become at controlling your emotions in waking life. A canal may also symbolize the birth canal and thus represent a desire for children. Because reservoirs are where water is collected and stored, if one features in your dream, could it be commenting on your own emotional reserves? The water level of the reservoir in this dream is important.
If it is high, your emotional resources are abundant but if it is low, you may be feeling emotionally drained by the demands of others. In dreams, dams also suggest control over your emotions, and their effectiveness in your dream will say a lot about your emotional health. If, in your dream, you were standing on a bridge watching the water flow beneath you, you could be ready to leave the past behind—as suggested by water under the bridge—since you are at a turning point in your life (the bridge is a symbol of transition). See also TRAVEL.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your dream reveals an image of yourself contemplating on the river bank, pay attention to how you feel. Are you anxious or feeling confident? If an artificial embankment or levee appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you need to build stronger defenses as you are in danger of being submerged by unconscious desires.
In dreams, lakes are symbols of the unconscious. What lurks beneath the water? If you dream of fishing, swimming or sailing on the lake, this can suggest contentment; if you are drowning, this suggests anxiety. For Jung, a lake, like the sea and the river, is a symbol of the mother archetype. A dream pond can suggest hidden depths. When you see a swamp in your dream, it is referring to a part of your life that is dark and hidden, or to something that is holding you back.
If you see a marsh, this may refer to anxieties that undermine your confidence in waking life. A spring is an image of beginnings and, as such, it symbolizes maternity in dreams as well as purity and clear, clean water.
According to Freudians, the image can suggest joyful sexuality. Jungians might see dreams springs as an image of the inner life or spiritual beginnings. A waterfall unites images of female and male sexuality with the foam of the tumbling waters evocative of the sensations of orgasm. Alternatively, the turbulence of the waterfall can represent powerful changes in your life. See also ELEMENTS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Need to assist someone in solving their problems, i.E., Help someone who is “screwed up.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the screwdriver was held by a person you know in real life, you may feel like they are “all screwed up” or “screwing with you” (deceiving you in some way).... My Dream Interpretation
(See Exams, Pop Quiz, Quiz.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams