The essence of a jigsaw puzzle lies in the way minute pieces of something are considered piece by piece and put together to create a slowly emerging image of the whole. This is symbolic of mental considerations where an idea is examined bit by bit until eventually clarity emerges. This symbol may appear in a dream when you are engaged in such a process.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream about a love triangle suggests you are dealing with issues of power and jealousy in your waking life.
If you dreamed about about your boyfriend’s (or crush’s) ex-girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to the ex.
The dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship. Other love triangle dreams can suggest the dreamer is too hesitant in standing up for their own rights.
To dream that you have been outwitted by a rival in a love situation signifies that you have neglected your responsibilities for the pursuit of leisure and ease, which could lead to some negative consequences.
To dream that you outwit a rival in love suggests that you will soon find your love match, or advance your social position.... My Dream Interpretation
What is the quality of the earth in your dream? Is it richly fertile or a wasteland? Sandy soil suggests uncertainty; red earth, hard work and toil, and rich, dark soil, satisfaction. Soft soil links with the need for mothering or tactile contact.
Parched or barren ground is, however, a sign of inner conflict or exhaustion, suggesting that you should search your dreamscape for signs of hope. Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security, especially if you see it together with the sea.
If the sands are shifting, you may feel uncertain about what you want from life.
If you see sand in an hourglass, you are conscious of time running out.
If you are building sandcastles in your dream, this suggests that the structure of your life lacks permanence.
Mud symbolizes creation in many religions, specifically the creation of mankind. In the Bible, God molded Adam from a lump of clay and breathed life into him, and it is traditionally to clay and dust that human beings return. Ancient dream interpretation suggested that to dream of mud foretold finding great riches, while a dream in which you sank in mud would lead to a rapid recovery from illness. From a psychological viewpoint, mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which handled properly has potential for growth, but handled badly can drag you down. Mud in dreams can also represent past experiences—or your perception of them—as something that is holding you back, or in which you are stuck. Clear as mud paradoxically means that something is not clear at all. Are you unclear about a situation in which you are involved? See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a puzzle represent your attempts at solving life’s mystery. You are recognizing the order in the midst of the seeming randomness of the people, places and events of your life. Things are beginning to make sense to you. See Processing Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Not seeing the whole picture, only pieces of your life puzzle. Thinking of life as a puzzle; lacking clarity. Center energies, focus, concentrate on the problem and the answer will be there.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you dream of trying but failing to complete a puzzle or crossword, this suggests an intellectual approach to problems in your waking life. Such dreams may be urging you to allow emotion to play a greater part in your decision making. On the other hand, if you complete the puzzle or crossword and are satisfied with the result, your dreaming mind may be suggesting that you should use an intellectual rather than an emotional approach to solving your problems. Dreaming of being unable to find a word in a Thesaurus or dictionary may be suggesting that you should listen to your instincts or your emotions.
If you find the word you are looking for, however, this may suggest that you should adopt a more objective approach.
If you are puzzled by a mathematical equation or can’t understand someone who is speaking another language in your dream, this suggests an inability to understand a certain person or situation in your waking life. How you reacted in your dream may help you find a new approach to the situation.
If a code that is hard to understand or decipher appears in your dream and you are the one who found it, this suggests some problem or person or aspect of your personality that is puzzling you.
If you awoke from a dream with a riddle running through your mind, are you feeling confounded by someone or something in your waking life? Your dream may have contained clues to both the meaning of your dream and a reallife riddle, but if it continued to mystify you perhaps you need to use an intuitive, rather than an intellectual, approach to solving problems in your waking life.
In Greek mythology, the Sphinx posed the famous question to Oedipus: ‘what goes on four feet, two feet and then three, but the more feet it goes on the weaker it will be?’ Oedipus replied ‘man’; it is man who crawls as a baby, walks as a man and then uses a cane in old age. Oedipus’ answer shows the importance of using your gut instinct or intuition rather than a rational, logical approach to seemingly impossible questions. The same applies for any dream situation which leaves you flummoxed. Your dreaming mind may be urging you to use the powers of your intuition and to channel your instincts into that place where the answer lies.... The Element Encyclopedia
According to Jung, dreams are the small hidden door to the deepest and most mysterious part of your nature; they act as a teacher and guide on the road toward understanding and wholeness.
Most dream analysts agree that one of the most helpful aspects of dream interpretation is that it helps present to you in symbolic language the challenges you are facing in waking life so that you can understand them and yourself better. These challenges can often be represented by symbols that are easy to understand, but in some cases these symbols appear to have no clear-cut explanation.
This chapter explores those symbols that seem to have no obvious associations and suggests ways for you to interpret them. Bear in mind, however, that in some instances the nature of your problem in waking life might not be at all evident to you. It may simply be that you have lost your sense of purpose but, because you have been so busy with your routines, you have not consciously realized that something is amiss. Your unconscious mind, however, will have picked up on this; a dream that depicts you wandering in a maze, for example, may be an attempt to make you consciously aware of your lack of direction so that you can do something about it. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY; MIND, BODY, SPIRIT.... The Element Encyclopedia
You may be experiencing feelings of helplessness and an inability to get out of a situation in your daily life. This common sense approach can easily be applied and with some effort you can examine your feelings and actions symbolized in this dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of being sucked into quicksand indicates you may be in an emotional bind in your waking life.
An activity you are participating in is producing a feeling of judgment, whether of another person or yourself. This may be draining you of important life energy. There is courage needed to pull yourself free from the influences that are keeping you in this negative vortex of attraction.
To dream of pulling another person or yourself from quicksand is alerting you that you can turn around your situation now.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of quicksand denote seduction, gluttony, and entropy. You are getting sucked into a belief system that you inherently know isn’t good or healthy for you. Your dream is giving you the message to get out before it envelops you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: To find ourselves trapped in quicksand suggests that we have been put in a difficult situation which is not necessarily of our own making.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In old-fashioned dream interpretation, quicksand represented business difficulties – often due to circumstances beyond our control. Today it tends to signify a lack of security. This is represented by the ground beneath our feet not being stable and indeed being somewhat dangerous.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Pulling someone (or something) out of quicksand in your dream predicts a steadily increas- ing income; a dream of sinking in quicksand is a strong warning against mixing or prying into the personal affairs of others. Quicksilver. See under Mer-cury.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This is one of those obstacle symbols that has a shade of meaning connected to emotional overwhelm that is causing you to feel ungrounded. Quicksand is made up of earth and water in a treacherous combination whereby the water is abundant and the makeup of the earth is such that the water is not readily absorbed. Anytime water is present with regard to a symbol, there are issues of emotionality in play. Since quicksand’s water content is essentially imperceptible until you find yourself engulfed in it, your interpretation should reflect this sense of being initially unaware of the danger and the astonishment of discovering that you are suddenly in peril.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Quicksand may symbolize losing one’s footing and sinking into the quicksand of one’s emotions or the unconscious. Dreaming about being in quicksand may reflect circumstances in the business or personal life of the dreamer that are beyond the dreamer’s control.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
In a dream, sand represents money. Carrying a handful of sand in a dream means pursuing a business.
If one carries a heavy load of sand in a dream, it means that he will suffer for his sins. Swallowing sand or gathering it in a dream denotes savings. Walking on sand in a dream means pursuing either a spiritual or a mundane interest, or it could represent a sad event, a fight, or committing injustice toward one’s own soul or against others. Depending on the quantity seen in one’s dream, gathering sand may mean shackles, a siege, life or death, poverty or richness, and honor or humiliation. Sand in a dream also means toiling or difficulties.
If a woman sees herself walking on sand in a dream, it means the death of her husband. Ifa man sees such a dream, it means the death of his wife. Red sand in a dream represents a high ranking position. White sand in a dream means profits for fortunetellers. Yellow sand in a dream means repentance, recovering from an illness, or tightening of one’s livelihood.
A pile of sand collected at the feet of a tree in a dream represents a construction project, or urban expansion.
(Also see Hourglass)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Lack of security, passage of time; lack of emotion or nourishment. See desert. Idioms: built on sand; sands of time are running out; bury one’s head in the sand. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
This image represents the transitory—as in the hourglass—and the fear of getting stuck and sinking into the sand.
The saying “throw sand in people’s eyes” means deception. However, the sandman also throws sand in people’s eyes so that they can get a restful night’s sleep. In addition, sand also points to the element of earth (in a more delicate form), and in that sense again points to the dreamer being grounded.
In the form of sand on the beach, this image points to vacation and relaxation and, in addition, the gentle waves of emotions that over time smooth out that which is rough and tough (stone).
If this dream takes place in a sandbox, your unconscious wants to give you a plan that you can use in your everyday life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are demonstrating a lack of emotional security. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require in life.
If we arc conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are conscious of time running out.
2- Sand can represent impcrman- ence. Building sand castles is something of a fantasy occupation since they will be washed away by the tide.
To dream of doing this would indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not have permanence and mav be an illusion.
3- Spiritually, sand represents the impcrmanence of the physical life and can suggest having to approach death or change in some wav.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
(see Desert, Oasis) Spiritual or emotional dryness.
A self-imposed hermetic retreat for the purpose of delving further into your Higher Self or communing with God.
Being buried in sand, or engulfed in quicksand, equates to a kind of death or burial dream in which you feel completely engulfed by people or circumstances that drain your resources, but never give anything back.
Denial and refusing to see the truth for what it is (e.g., “having one’s head in the sand”).
Sand paintings among Native Americans represent healing and knowledge, especially of a spiritual nature. Observe this dream closely to see if any pictographs appear in the sand for further interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams
Sand represents hundreds of years of evolution at your feet. Made up of particles of eroded material, it may comment on the process of disintegration and regeneration of life. Sand may point to your personal evolution as it is connected to the evolution of the collective. As with “the sands of time.” shifting through sand may mention that you are looking at the continuum of your life’s passage in order to sift through the growth expenences of your life to measure how far you have come.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at sand in a dream: you are wasting rime and energy on a matter that will not be successful. Lying in the sand: your situation is getting worse.
A sandstorm is a sign that the success you have enjoyed so far may be coming to an end.
Depth Psychology: Sand is a symbol of instability in your life. Have you been building “sand casdes?” The dream might also be a signal that a present relationship is unproductive.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of sand may be giving you the message to appreciate the little things in life that you have been taking for granted. Sand is also a symbol of abundance and prosperity in that there are more grains of sand on a stretch of beach than can conceivably be counted. Sand also represents the passage of time, as in sand through the hour glass, or it can be an irritant, as in sand in an oyster, that brings about your greatest pearls of wisdom. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Sand in a dream suggests a degree of instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are not feeling particularly emotionally secure. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require from life.
If we are conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are aware of time running out; we perhaps need to be certain we are making best use of our resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Sand can represent impermanence. Because they will inevitably be washed away by the tide, building sand castles in dreams suggests that there is some doubt about the validity of a project in which we are involved. They also indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not necessarily have permanence and may be an illusion. You might also like to consult the entries for beach, digging / excavation, hourglass and time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a fine sandy beach promises peace and sensuality. It suggests the soft touch of the sea, of love, and of the mother. In contrast, the desert sand represents aridity and goes hand in hand with the image of the death. Dreaming that you walk over sand reveals you are afraid of not achieving the goal previously set; whereas, if you find sand in food or clothing, it means nervousness caused by an unstable situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Sand is part of the land and as such relates to the conscious mind.
The tiny particles that make up sand have an implication of the many thoughts that occupy the mind at any given time. Since sand is so unable to structurally support anything because of its inherent lack of solidity, the symbolic meaning of it relates to the danger of any shifting foundation. How solid is the ground on which you are currently building the structures of your life? Sand is a staple of the beach, where the symbolic consciousness of land meets the symbolic unconsciousness of the ocean. This is the very malleable structure of this ever- changing landscape, and your dream of sand may relate to this.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream about sand might relate to pleasant memories of being at the beach. Alternatively, sand can represent time—as in “the sands of time”—or the insecurity of building one’s house in the sand. Sand is also associated with deserts and the lack of nourishing water. (See also Beach, Desert).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreaming of sand castles suggests that you should beware of a new acquaintance who will try to exploit you. This dream can also symbolize that you are standing on uneasy ground in a relationship or new life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about a sand storm represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc.
It is possible that you feel the “sands of time” are passing you by, and you are being left behind. On a more positive note, this dream can also signify the rising of spirit within, in response to overwhelming challenges.
If you dream of taking cover from the storm, your real life troubles should quickly blow over. Stay strong!... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a sand trap reflect the way you handle adversity. Perhaps you are feeling stressed and frustrated because you have lost sight of your goals. Your dream is showing you that it is up to you to dig your way out. See Quicksand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Seeing or wearing sandals: you want to make one of two statements: I am different from the rest of society, or I am light-hearted and have a great need to be free. See Foot, Shoes.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance. But if the sandals hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they foretells small annoyances, possibly related to money. Also see “Flip-flops.”... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance, but if they hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they portend vexation concerning small money matters.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Shoes relate to how grounded you are, what direction you are moving in, and how you’d like to express yourself about how you are going where you are headed. Sandals are the ultimate in casual effortlessness. Their open structure implies a desire to experience freedom.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Sand represents tiny ideas in consciousness and a sandstorm is the negative consequence of too many chaotic thoughts. Wind is also a symbol that relates to the intellect, and when these two get together in an out-of-balance fashion, you may feel trapped and unable to move with any clarity.
A sandstorm combines the power of wind and the structure of small bits of earth.
The wind is symbolic of what happens when thoughts are powerfully directed. Sand in this case represents tiny little ideas that taken by themselves have little meaning, but when they are whipped up in a frenzy of directed thought, they can become blinding and destructive.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a sandwich indicates that you are harboring feelings of frustration and stress towards some aspect in your life. It can also represent your talent for multitasking. In some situations, a sandwich in your dream may simply be a sandwich.
To see or eat a fish sandwich denotes an inner struggle between faith and reason.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An interesting dream of varied omen depending on details.
If you ate (or prepared) a sandwich at home, you will soon have an opportunity to improve your situation; if you ate the sandwich in a restaurant or at a lunch counter, it is a warning against confiding in casual acquaintances.
Toasted sandwiches or sandwiches eaten outdoors on a picnic suggest that you are contemplating (or involved in) a love affair which could cause you serious embarrassment; in either case, think again.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To see a sandwich in your dream suggests that a lot of pressure and stress is being put on you. It represents a boxed-in feeling such as may be provoked by a situation, relationship or belief that has a confining effect. It also reflects your ability to do two things at once. To see or eat a fish sandwich in your dream indicates conflict between your spiritual beliefs and what is practical.... The Element Encyclopedia
Soil, sand and dust symbolize wealth in the form of goods, if someone sees soil, Sand or dust flying on him or he sees himself eating it, it suggest that he will become wealthy and affluent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Represents standing man with his three parts: body, mind and spirit (or being). Consciousness and love manifest through his physicality. There is potential still to be realized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The three major aspects of human nature—body, personal experience and impersonal consciousness, similar to the number three—see numbers. Triangle with point upwards: depicts the physical aspects of human nature moving towards the personal or conscious. Triangle with point downwards: the areas of consciousness moving towards physical expression. Tnangles linked in star of David: complete balance in human nature Sometimes the points of the mangle are used to represent three stages of human development of awareness.
The first is the undifferentiated or preconscious stage, the second is the sense of individuality, feeling otherness’ in regard to the world; and the third is the relationship of the self to the other’ in people and the world. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Looking at, stepping into, or having a triangle thrown at you: you have a hidden talent for scientific research. As a spiritual sign, the triangle represents a heightened sense of serenity. In a man’s dream the triangle is usually a symbol of female genitalia.
Depth Psychology: The triangle is the symbol for a “triangulated” affair. It may, however, also indicate that contradictory traits in your personality can be balanced in order to create something new. See also the chapter “Numbers in Dreams—Number 3.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a triangle signify a sacred trinity. This dream may be giving you the message that you are integrating your mind, body and spirit, or integrating the father, mother and child aspects of yourself. You may be feeling the power or the tension of being between two important people in your life. See Three.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Triangles symbolize perfection, the total integration of the body, mind, and spirit. For this reason, dreams in which geometric figures appear should be interpreted as the antecedent to a period in which you could enjoy great abundance in every sense. Triangles also reveal to the dreamer that their objectives will be achieved due to how high they are.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For many, the triangle represents the three parts of the Holy Trinity—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it can also represent the number three and its various manifestations in father, mother and child, or body, mind and spirit.
If you are religious, the triangle could be telling you to pay more attention to your religious teachings. It can also mean feeling independent or being able to stand on your own two feet.
If the triangle is facing upwards, this suggests that it would be better to channel your energies into your conscious objectives but if it is pointing downwards, you should turn inwards and explore your unconscious mind.
On the other hand, the triangle was a symbol used in Third Reich to mark out those who were ’different’ and ’bad’.
If you are seeing a triangle in a negative manner in your dream, it could be that you are feeling singled out, feeling like people are harassing you for no good reason and that you are frustrated and frightened by this. For Freudians, the triangle is an image of sexuality, male pointing upwards and female pointing downwards.
If your dream incorporated a triangular figure or shape, it may also have denoted three people who are closely linked to you in the waking world; perhaps your children and your partner, or perhaps a love triangle.
According to Freud, a pyramid is a symbol of an erect phallus. Others suggest that this powerful image represents spiritual aspirations. Alternatively if you dreamed that you found yourself in an Egyptian setting awed by the sight of the Great Pyramids, perhaps your unconscious is urging you to travel and see the great wonders of the world or to explore your own inner world. The square base of the pyramid can denote your unconscious foundations and the apex of the pyramid your aspirations. The pyramid can also represent a mountain you need to ascend in order to achieve your highest ambition, which may be spiritual enlightenment. There is a well-known game—square, circle or triangle?—in which you draw a square, circle or a triangle and ask someone to elaborate each of these shapes into a drawing. Whatever your playing partner makes of the square is supposed to relate to their outlook on the world, the circle to their inner being and the triangle to their sex life. See if any of this makes sense if squares, circles or triangles appear in your dreams.