The ease of crossing it depends on the weight of deeds one is carrying. Some cross like lightening, while others have to carry their burdens and move at varying paste. Walking on it in a dream means ajourney. Ifthe bridge caves under one’s feet in the dream, it means destruction and death. Seeing this bridge in a dream also represents knowledge, truth, believing in God’s oneness and following the teachings and example of God’s Messenger upon whom be peace.
If one’s foot slips while crossing in the dream, it means that he will miss the true path.
If one sees himself walking the path in a dream, it means that he is on the right track, follows what is commanded and abstains from what is forbidden. It also means that one will undergo awesome changes, undertakes major responsibilities and succeeds to reach safety. Ifone’s foot slips in a dream, it also means that he will fall into sin and deviate from the straight path.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, rocks and stones are obvious phallic symbols on account of their hardness. The appearance of rocks, stones and metals in dreams for Jungians, however, has a different interpretation inspired by Jung’s interest in alchemy. Alchemy is the ancient art of transmuting base metals into gold but it is not just about this transformation. It can also be viewed as a system of self- initiation. Jung was amazed to find that the images and operations he encountered in old alchemy texts related strongly to his theories of psychoanalysis and the unconscious. He saw in alchemy a metaphor for the process of individuation or personal transformation, and the morphing and mutating imagery of that process which emerges from the stream of consciousness. For Jungians, therefore, the appearance of rocks, stones, metals and jewels in dreams are potent and powerful symbols of a person’s basic nature, heart and soul, and of their potential for personal transformation. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Social anxieties. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For young people to dream that they are engaged, denotes that they will not be much admired.
To dream of breaking an engagement, denotes a hasty, and an unwise action in some important matter or disappointments may follow.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An unknown side is integrated.
It is symbolically important whom you have become engaged to.
Folklore: A bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A commitment of some nature, but it is not permanent yet. This is a good time to reexamine your thinking and make sure this is a decision about which you feel confident.
As a play on words, social commitments that you may, or may not, have any time to enjoy (e.g., “pressing engagements”).
WTiat are your feelings in this dream? Are you happy and content about the pledge made? If not, this can reflect anxiety 7 or anger over someone else’s upcoming nuptials, or second thoughts about a responsibility you’ve recently taken on.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream that you are breaking an engagement, you will have to guard yourself against making a wrong decision in a matter of grave importance.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: If you are single, you are longing for love, marriage, or family; married people want to improve their relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you end an engagement suggests a quick choice about something vital that you should think through.
To dream about a business engagement indicates fear or anxiety within your career life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are engaged, then you are plugged in and completely consumed. See Commitment and Wedding.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Try to cultivate a philosophical attitude; it’s not really what happens to you, but how you react to it that counts.
See also Ring and Appointment.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
See Agreement.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is the declaration that a large undertaking is likely to occur in the future. As a symbol, this can be applied to any life experience that embodies a significant amount of dedication but is not yet requiring the action that the future will bring. Be on notice if an engagement is featured in a dream; you are preparing to take major action in the near future.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The power of the engagement ring is that it is visible to others as a symbol of this intention and has the energy of accountability associated with it.
The great expense involved deepens this sense of accountability. What intentions are you considering in your life that are demanding a significant investment on your part?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A stone polisher in a dream represents someone who offends or injures people’s feelings with his words.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The colour associated with the sign is yellow; its specific gemstones are agate and beryl.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Something precious, to be cared for and guarded with due diligence.
The gem of truth. Facts revealing themselves.
Commitments and devotion. Precious gems, especially diamonds, are exchanged as part of engagement or wedding rites.
In a ring: Authority. Popes, kings, and other authority figures often wear gold rings mounted with precious gems as a sign of office.
Metaphysically: Assisted health, protection, or improved personal characteristics. People in nearly every ancient culture carried or wore precious gems as amulets, charms, and talismans for a variety of positive purposes.
Each precious or semiprecious gem carries different meanings within a dream. Amber equates to feeling trapped, diamonds are for love, emeralds represent resourcefulness, and garnets portend the end to a period of questioning. Additionally, jade indicates health, moonstone stands for foresight and all things feminine, opal represents financial
situations, ruby is a type of fire dream, and sapphire shows faithfulness on your part.
For more ideas along these lines, try reading my book Folkways or any book that includes the lore of gems.
Faceted gems represent different aspects in something or someone, including the Divine and yourself.... The Language of Dreams
(See Diamond, Emerald, Ruby.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the gems are imitation, or in bad condition, or in unusual surroundings, ill luck is likely to follow.... The Complete Dream Book
The understanding and use of gems and jewels can greatly enhance personal development. In most dreams it is the better-known stones which appear, but when the lesser-known ones are seen, there is much benefit to be gained by learning more on a conscious level. Many stones have healing properties.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, to find an emerald ring might suggest that we have completed one of the stages of growth towards immortality. There are different interpretations for each gemstone, and opinions do vary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Carnelian-red; Ring)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A gem is considered a piece of colored light made stone: a drop of solidified cosmic energy full of magic and protective virtues. Therefore, esoterically, it has been used as a talisman and amulet for millennia. || The gem’s oneiric image promises, in general, fortune, wealth, and high social position.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a specific gemstone or precious stone appears in your dream, try to work out what that stone means to you. Was it your birth stone or the birth stone of someone you know? You should also consider its color. The texture and any associations or myths connected should also help with your interpretation. It would be impossible to list all precious and semiprecious gemstones, but the following associations with some of the most well-known gemstones should give you some guidelines regarding interpretation; but please note that it is always worth your while to do your own research.
Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence, and in dreams the appearance of amethyst suggests healing and transcendence. The gemstone is also a symbol of sobriety and remorse, due to the legend of the origin of amethyst. Dionysus, the god of intoxication, was angered one day by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws of the tigers. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god’s tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today.
Diamond is the symbol of incorruptibility, integrity, perfection and wisdom, so if you dream of it, these may be themes that would repay further investigation in your interpretation. But your dream may also be hinting that you need to look at various facets of a problem. There is also the association with human greed. As a symbol of fertility and regeneration, emerald in dreams suggests personal growth and a connection with the natural in life. The green of the emerald is the color of life and of the springtime, which comes round again and again. But emerald is also the traditional color of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the color of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. In dreams, emerald can convey harmony, love of Nature and elemental joie de vivre.
According to Chinese legend, jade is the sperm of the Celestial dragon that fell to earth; it therefore represents a union between heaven and earth. In the West, jade is more likely to bear the symbolism of its color green. It may also appear in dream word-play. Is there something in your waking life about which you feel jaded and would like to change? In gemstone therapy, it is said that jade stimulates creativity and mental agility on the one hand, whilst also having a balancing and harmonizing effect
A symbol of the inner world of fantasies and dreams, opal stands for intuitive awareness. All of nature’s splendor seems to be reflected in the manifold opulence of fine opals: fire and lightning, all the colors of the rainbow and the soft shine of far seas. Almost ninety-five per cent of all fine opals come from the dry and remote outback deserts of Australia. For ages, people have believed in the healing power of opals. It is reported to be able to cure depression and to help its wearer find true and lasting love. The fantastic color- play of opals may reflect changing emotions and moods; either your own or of the people around you. For example, the sparkling images of boulder opal, the vivid light flashes of black opal or the soft shine of milk opal characterize the colorful world of this fascinating gemstone.
Rubies are a symbol of emotion, passion, empathy and reaching out to others. The most important characteristic about this valuable stone is its color. There is of course a reason for this: the name ‘Ruby’ was derived from the Latin word ‘rubens’, meaning ‘red’. The red of rubies is in a class of its own, being peculiarly warm and fiery. Two magical elements are associated with the symbolism of this color: fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind. In the light of this, ruby-red is not just any old color red; it is the epitome of the color: hot, passionate and powerful. Like no other gemstone, ruby is the perfect symbol of powerful feelings. To dream of a ring set with a precious ruby does not symbolize a calm and moderate sympathy that one might feel for someone else, but rather the passionate and unbridled love which two people feel for each other.
Sapphires are symbols of hope, joy and aspiration, and blue is the color most often association with this precious stone. This color is also linked to emotions such as sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty. These emotions are permanent and reliable—they are emotions in which overwhelming and fiery passion is not the main element, but rather composure, mutual understanding and unshakeable trust. Sapphire blue has thus become a color related to anything permanent and reliable, and this is one of the reasons why women in many countries settle on sapphire for their engagement rings. Sapphire symbolizes loyalty and faithfulness, whilst at the same time expressing love and yearning.
The most famous musical example for this melancholic shade of blue can be found in George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. Sapphire’s blue color is also evoked where clear competence and controlled brainwork are the issue. After all, the first computer ever to wrangle a victory from a chess grandmaster and world champion was named ‘Deep Blue’.
In many cultures of the Old and New World turquoise has for thousands of years been appreciated as a holy stone, a good-luck charm or a talisman. In Asia and Europe, turquoise is often worn as protection against the evil eye and its exquisite shade of blue is associated with heaven. In dreams it can represent healing and higher aspirations.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Cursing; Injustice; Insulting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you then dream that you lose it, or it is stolen from you, then you will see your luck fade away and turn to ill.
To place a jasper stone in your mouth means you will soon hear the truth about a matter.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Precious stones represent the untouchable center of your personality. Dreaming about owning jewelry says much about you. See Diamonds, Jewelry, Precious Stones. Here is some of what they symbolize:
Amethyst: intellectual flights of fancy, without losing a sense of reality, however.
Diamond: spiritual awareness/perception, but sometimes also impersonal, emotional coldness, or drive for power.
Lapis lazuli: sensibility; but also it stands for your friends and your physical vitality.
Opal: your imagination, your dream life, and the purification of urges and greed.
Pearl: serenity but also depth born of suffering. Ruby: emotional warmth, true humanity, true love, and positive interpersonal relationships.
Sapphire: religiosity, renouncing the carnal and sexual to the point of being too intellectual.
Emerald: the power of consciousness and emotional balance, because vou have “found yourself.”... Dreamers Dictionary
(2) It may be a wise warning from your inner centre: if you allow old habits and attitudes to continue, you will bring unhappiness and suffering on yourself (and others). The judgement will be filled with love.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The dream may also indicate the end of one kind of lifestyle and the beginning of another. Also see “Saving the World.”... My Dream Interpretation
If you are already married and dream that someone else, a person you know or a stranger proposed to you, you need to think about what your dream suitor could represent to you, as this will hold the key to the interpretation. The dream suitor may represent a commitment that you may be being asked to make in real life, for example a new job offer. Your dream reaction to both the proposal and to the engagement ring will give you an indication as to how you feel about committing yourself to this person or project.
Like dreams about proposals, dreams about weddings and marriage may be simple wish-fulfillment.
If you have such a dream and are about to get married, pay attention to how you feel. Are you beaming with joy or filled with panic? If you are feeling anxious, your unconscious may have been urging you to acknowledge your qualms and either come to terms with them or call off the wedding.
If the church altar features in your dream marriage, bear in mind that this is a symbol of sacrifice too; if you are wearing white, this is a symbol of purity and innocence. Are you in danger of sacrificing yourself to someone who isn’t good for you? If a wedding dress or cake appears in your dream, this may refer to your feelings and hopes about relationships and wedding.
If the wedding dress is given by your mother, it refers to qualities and strengths associated with your mother that are relevant to your relationship. Listen to the uncertainties your unconscious is expressing and try to resolve them before the wedding day.
If you have no intention of getting married in real life and you are getting married in your dream to someone you know, this could suggest that you harbor unconscious romantic feelings towards them. Alternatively, your dream may be sending you such a dream to highlight another form of joining together, such as a marriage of ideas or a merging of plans and projects. Another interpretation suggests that your dreaming mind has conjured up a marriage scenario to indicate the need to bring together two opposing aspects of your personality—Jungians would suggest the masculine and feminine qualities we all possess—to create a harmonious whole. Could your bride have been your anima if you are a man and your bridegroom your animus if you are a woman?
Similarly, marrying a stranger in your dream may suggest the possibility of uniting two different but complementary aspects of your personality—your intuition and your intelligence for example. Such a partnership may empower you to take a new direction in your life and any children of this marriage may suggest the outcome or result of this new potential.
If you dreamed of being at someone else’s wedding, your unconscious may also have been highlighting two different aspects of your personality. On the other hand, if you know one of the partners getting married in your dream, perhaps you are worried about losing a close relationship with them.
If you were the best man or bridesmaid in your dream, pay attention to your feelings; if you felt jealous, this could suggest your fear of loneliness in waking life as in ’always a bridesmaid and never a bride’. Finally, if you have been married for many years and dream of marrying again, this may suggest that your feelings for your partner are as vibrant as ever. It may also suggest that your mutual commitment is showing signs of strain and needs special care and attention to revive it. In some cultures, to dream of a wedding signifies a death in the family or change in the family’s circumstances. To dream about a honeymoon may reflect a period of happiness in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
The word unconscious can refer to the memories which we have little access to, or have not been able to recall since their inception, but which can be recalled under special circumstances. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you are one, you are likely to reach desired success in literary and other works. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are the teacher in the dream it is a desire to be successful in the literary realm.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
2. Lessons need to be learned. ... New American Dream Dictionary
An elementary school teacher in a dream represents a commander, a judge, a scholar, or a trainer.
A grammar teacher and a language teacher in a dream represents honor, dignity, exalted rank, helping others, having important connections with people in authority, scholars, or he could represent understanding, clarity of speech, easy life, profits, marriage, children, or parents.
A teacher in a dream also represents a bird hunter who presides over the affairs of ignorant people.
(Also see Educator; Engraver; Grammarian; Language; Writer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream could be addressing your issues with authority and approval. Also, you may have a need for guidance and new learning. See Also: School... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The teacher is an archetypal figure of authority. Bad conscience, often connected to sensuality. Teachers are almost always the leaders that guide us into adulthood. This may also be an initiation dream.
The inner guide teaching about maturity and self-discipline. On the other hand, there may be the tendency to preach to oneself and to others.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- For many people, a teacher is the first figure of authority they meet outside the family. That person has a profound effect on the child and the teacher is often dreamt about in later years. Teachers can also generate conflict if their expressed views are very different to those learnt by the child at home. This may be something which has to be resolved through dreams in later vears.
2- When we are looking for guidance, the Animus/Anima (see Introduction) can present itself in dreams as a teacher. Often the figure will be that of a headmaster or headmistress (someone who ‘knows better’).
3- A spiritual teacher usually appears either in dreams or in person when the individual is ready to progress. There is a saying ‘when the chela (pupil) is ready, the teacher will come’. Often, that teacher will not appear as a Wise Old Man (See Introduction) or woman, but as a person appropriate to the level of the dreamer’s understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: If a man dreams about a female teacher, it means he has a repressed, sadistic streak—the craving to physically punish, even brutalize others. Seeing a teacher is a warning about thoughdess and frivolous behavior. Talking with a teacher: it is not only the best but also right time to solve long neg-lected problems.
If you are the teacher, it means you think you know everything better than anybody else and have a tendency to lecture other people. See Exam, Test.
Depth Psychology: The teacher is usually your inner guide who is standing by with helpful advice.
The teacher reminds you that life is a continuous test and challenge.
The dream is also addressing your self-doubt, challenging you to trust yourself. See Steering Wheel.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being the teacher, consider whether or not you feel adequate for the job, frustrated, or joyous.
If you dream that the teacher is someone other than yourself, then you are projecting what you already know onto them, and/or projecting your power outside of self. Keep in mind that you cannot be taught something you don’t already know.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we dream of ourselves as a teacher we will need to look at what information we have that should be passed on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dreamed of a dangerous or evil teacher, or just an incompetent one, you may be getting bad advice from someone close to you.
If you were the teacher, see “Teaching”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If you see or talk to a teacher you are in need of practical advice.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Otherwise, see under Learn.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the teacher is a serious, formal, scholarly person, it means that you are at a formative stage of intellectual development.
If the teacher inspires respect and admiration (a father figure), the dream expresses emotional maturity and stability. (See GRANDPARENTS, ACADEMY, AUTHORITY, LIBRARY, and HERMIT)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The teacher is the one with the knowledge, and to dream of one is to be tapping into the part of you that knows.
If the teacher is someone known to you, add the element of that person’s personal qualities to your interpretation.
The less you know of the teacher in a dream, the more you may be experiencing wisdom at an archetypal level. No matter how the teacher appears, consider that there may be something for you to learn. Learning occurs by accumulating small amounts of data that build upon each other. Teachers know what piece of information needs to be added next in order for learning to take place.
A figure of authority, the teacher is the one person at school who knows what the lesson plan is. Teachers have both the questions and the answers. Not only do they control what happens in the classroom, but they also know why things are ordered in a particular way. Each of our teachers presents us with the specific information needed to master a particular level of our functioning. Any teacher in a dream represents the part of you that understands this concept of step-by-step mastery and provides the mental environment in which learning occurs, or is blocked. There is great patience built into this process, even though many of your teachers in life may have lacked this quality. When a teacher appears in your dream, examine the person as a character aspect of yourself.
The teacher’s behavior toward you in the dream and your resulting feelings will offer insight as to how well your inner guidance system is operating and to what degree you are showing yourself patience with the pace of your growth.
A kindly teacher will result in a very different interpretation from one who is abusive or frightening.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If this archetype appears in your dreams, it can suggest that others seek you out for the richness of your experience or that you need to seek out someone or something to teach you the ropes. The shadow teacher manifests as a desire to manipulate or abuse those you are instructing, and to be more concerned with recognition than with imparting knowledge.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of a teacher who was an overbearing bully, is this referring to aspects of yourself or someone you know?... The Element Encyclopedia