Dream Interpretation Und erg ro und | Dream Meanings
1- Just as Alice dreamt of falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland’, so we all have opportunities to explore our own hidden depths through dreams. We cannot usually access the unconscious in waking life, and to dream of being underground will often allow us to come to terms with that side in a very easy way.
2- To be on the underground or subway usually signifies the journeys we are prepared (or forced) to take towards understanding who we are.
3- T he subconscious or the unconscious is often perceived in dreams as a cave or place underground.
Denotes knowledge, especially of a philosophical and metaphysical nature. Intensive study will favor the dreamer.
An elevated characteristic, like friendliness, compassion, or An elevated characteristic, like friendliness, compassion, or healing, is found in the dreamer’s life. A direct encounter with an angel indicates that you should strengthen said quality.
Strength and great achievement. The dreamer has power in a particular situation. If the arm appears wounded, it symbolizes that this power grows weaker.
Something is born, possibly a relationship.
Transition from one situation or point of view to another. The dreamer is experiencing a positive change in his life and attitude.
Divinity. Proximity of favorable events and good luck.
The dreamer cannot, or does not want to, see the truth about a part of their life. Dreams in which you are surrounded by darkness have the same meaning.
BOOK OR PARCHMENT
Knowledge is near.
It is the human soul. A candle that burns represents a strong soul; one that is dying little by little indicates a weakness of character.
A place to take refuge from a threatening or stressful situation.
Represents innocence and ingenuity, the desire to learn which benefits intellectual development. Sign of the importance the dreamer places on this virtue.
COFFIN, TOMB, OR CEMETERY
Something has died in the dreamer’s life. Everything will be fine if you accept it and move forward strongly.
A great change is coming in the life of the dreamer. It will be beneficial, but could bring a sudden loss of something, a disruption, or an unexpected turn.
Something has died and is rotting in your life. You should determine what it is and act immediately to “bury” it.
The dreamer is searching for greater satisfaction from life. This image is very positive and signifies inner growth and advancement.
Higher spiritual growth and transformation. If the ship moves quietly over calm waters, the dreamer will find little stress in their life. If the waves are rough, on the other hand, it foretells tensions.
CUP or CHALICE
Divine blessing; very positive if it is gold or silver. If it is broken, it means the blessing will be rejected.
Happiness and fun in the dreamer’s life.
DAGGER or WEAPON
Personal violence. Denotes that the dreamer is furious and holds feelings of aggressiveness inside.
A new start, either in a relationship or a job.
A new start, either in a relationship or a job.
The dreamer is ignoring the good advice of a friend or loved one. Indicates that you don’t want to hear a truth you are being told in real life.
Symbolizes the lower passions such as jealousy, resentment, or vengeance. The dreamer should remove these from their life as soon as possible.
Spiritual aridity in some aspect of the dreamer’s life. A way of avoiding it is to find a manner of achieving more productivity and spiritual wealth.
Absence of divinity and saintliness. Ignorance. The more darkness that appears in the dream, the less spiritual illumination the dreamer will have.
A barrier that can be overcome with willpower. Closed doors symbolize a lack of the right attitude when approaching a certain situation.
Peace in general; pacific resolution of a particular situation. DUST. Humility before the greatness of God. Associated with destiny. It reminds you that you should cultivate qualities of deference and submission.
DRAGON OR MONSTER
Demonic or spiritually negative forces, such as black magic or malevolence. The dreamer should avoid any matter in life related to such aspects.
Imagination and creativity. If it flies very high it represents a greater emergence of these qualities; an eagle nest is safe place to strengthen them.
The world is means of life, where all creatures must fight for their existence. Indicates that the dreamer has too many mundane worries.
Everything you do echoes and has repercussions in the hidden worlds. Dreams of this kind remind you of said spiritual truth.
Eternal wisdom, especially religious. The dreamer should seek this quality in their life.
A human eye represents that the dreamer has a correct judgment about some matter or situation. If the eye is wounded or blind, it means the opposite.
The dreamer is falling in a lower level of consciousness and feels negative emotions such as rage, pride, or fear. Without exception, it is a negative symbol.
Abundance and material blessing in the dreamer’s life. Money,
Abundance and material blessing in the dreamer’s life. Money, properties, and other possessions will increase.
Divine judgment of the imperfections and bad acts of the dreamer. Fire also indicates a need for exhaustive moral cleansing and self purification.
Divine order in the universe that translates to the dreamer’s life.
Freedom from mundane worries. Also means that you should use your imagination to experience a greater sensation of freedom when facing trivial problems.
A good emotional state, vitality. The more water that flows, the greater capacity you have to express positive emotions, such as gratitude and compassion.
Something has died in the dreamer’s life; a job, a relationship, or even an important belief.
Precise and elegant decision that the dreamer should make. A very positive symbol.
Liveliness in attitude and beliefs. Reveals an excellent perspective and spiritual growth.
Generative capacity, the dreamer’s potent creativity.
The dreamer has gone astray, has diverted from the soul’s mission and his purpose in life. You must regain your spiritual orientation, above all.
Egomania, pride, and arrogance. The dreamer or someone close to them is behaving ungenerously.
Great ability to overcome and resist. The dreamer needs to develop other elevated qualities such as imagination or esthetic sense.
The dreamer’s life is full of vitality and good intentions.
Virility and sexuality. If it is thick and voluptuous, it denotes sensuality; the opposite if you lose it. Brushing your hair is a sign of vanity.
Each of the twenty-two letters has a specific meaning. In dreams, they indicate elevated communication.
Symbolizes the road or life journey. If it is well traveled, it means the dreamer enjoys a close relationship with others. If the opposite, it denotes loneliness.
The near future. A clear horizon represents good luck; a hard one, on the other hand, indicates problems.
Physical or emotional deprivation. The dreamer feels some
Physical or emotional deprivation. The dreamer feels some bodily or personal need unsatisfied.
The dreamer lacks balance in their life and soon could experience physical or emotional disorder.
Divine illumination. The more beautiful or brilliant it is, the greater the spirituality that will shine in your life.
The present path of the dreamer. If the setting of the dream seems strange, it indicates a new situation or challenges. The presence of companion is a good sign; their absence denotes isolation.
Power and divine judgment. Emphasizes the importance of these qualities in the dreamer’s life.
The taste of the transcendental soul. Whether consciously or not, we experience said condition in some aspect of life.
Submission and sweetness. A shepherd directing his flock signifies that you are taking special care with a certain situation.
Spiritual knowledge and wisdom. The Zohar speaks of a lamb of darkness, which is associated with evil and discord.
Resistance, especially in journeys by foot. Signifies that the dreamer has the strength necessary to successfully resolve a problematic situation.
Divinity, saintliness, and wisdom. This is a superior symbol.
Inability to resolve a certain situation, caused by yourself or by external circumstances.
Courage and spiritual strength. Traditionally, the lion also represents the Jewish community. The image of a lion nuzzling its cubs indicates that you give courage to others.
Sustenance of human existence. Indicates your worries about how to earn a living.
Ecstasy of the soul when it refers to a union with God.
Fantasy, intuition, and receptiveness in the soul of the dreamer. Traditionally, it is related to other hidden aspects of the soul, like imagination and creativity. Equally, it is associated with femininity. MIDNIGHT, however, represents a time of mystic study and contemplation.
State of spiritual satisfaction and happiness. Also associated with physical pleasure, well-being, or healing.
Place of divine inspiration and revelation. Indicates that the dreamer needs to find this place in real life.
Human speech and the capacity to create harmony or conflict. The dreamer should pay attention to the effect their words cause. The dreamer should pay attention to the effect their words cause. A wounded mouth symbolizes a lack of communicative skills.
Judgment and dark qualities. Night is usually associated with demonic forces and emotional negativity.
A place of rejuvenation and replenishment. Indicates the end of the feeling of spiritual sterility in the dreamer’s life. It is a positive symbol.
Dwelling of the divine. The dreamer should seek more consciously the sacred side of daily life.
Subtle, hidden forces in the life of the dreamer. Traditionally, the vision of this symbol was astrological and it was believed that it exercised a concrete influence on our daily experiences.
PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT
Exaltation and spiritual pleasure; also, experiencing the sacred through an esthetic activity.
Divine love and compassion. Her oneiric presence confirms the importance of these characteristics in the dreamer’s life.
Protection and divine security. A hopeful and encouraging symbol for the life of the dreamer.
The vital spirituality is flowing correctly. Soon a positive change or great experience will arrive.
Deception and malevolence, disguised as sincerity and attention. Warns that there is someone or something in your life that may be dangerous.
Gratitude. The act of singing, whether it is the dreamer or other people, means that you will soon have something to be grateful for and to celebrate.
The spiritual world; the intangible, pure, subtle, and mystic part of life. A cloudless sky signifies clarity; if it is clouded, it means there is confusion.
Ignorance, passivity, and withdrawal. In its most positive interpretation, it represents waiting without hurry. Falling asleep symbolizes loss of consciousness and acuity.
Character development and personal growth.
Blockage in the life energy, especially in the spiritual sense.
The force of change. To dream of this element means your life will undergo a complete metamorphosis. Hurricanes indicate that said change will be very violent.
Acquisition of knowledge, above all spiritual. It is a positive dream that indicates the dreamer is above all spiritual. It is a positive dream that indicates the dreamer is developing internally.
Will and intention. The sunrise represents the birth of something new in your life. The sunset indicates that some matter is ending. Traditionally it is also associated with masculinity and it’s most characteristic traits such as stubbornness—in a positive sense as well as negative.
Physical vitality. Losing teeth is a warning to the dreamer about their health.
Spiritual desire. Represents that the dreamer is not receiving the spiritual satisfaction they desire.
Physical manifestation of the divine. Indicates that the dreamer must be more conscious of the sacred side of their body.
Life and spiritual knowledge. A flowering tree also represents deserved success; a bare tree denotes a lack of achievement.
Impatience and too much hurry in daily matters. You need calm and balance to avoid the possibility of a serious fall.
Good luck in life.
The dreamer did not heed a very important message. It is necessary to pay attention immediately to any communication received in real life.
The dreamer is recovering clarity, acuity, and personal energy to complete some personal matter.
Pride and arrogance. This dream indicates that the dreamer must cultivate humility.
Spiritual compromise, possibly related to a field of study, training, or an effort in the long term.
The absence of civilization. A place of power and potential danger.... Dreampedia
If you are happily wandering alone in your dream, this may suggest a feeling that the source of your problems lies outside yourself. Dreams about anchors and lifeboats also tell of the fight for survival in daily life.
If you dream of being lost in dense vegetation, towering trees or tall reeds, you may feel that your progress is being thwarted by obstacles. As in the tale of ‘Hansel and Gretel’, this dream may evoke longing for the comfort and warmth of home.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Traveling abroad means one longs to be free from a current situation.
3. If actually traveling overseas, the desire to be ﬁnancially well-off.
4. Experiencing something that is difﬁcult to handle which may indicate a need for a move to another area.
5. If traveling by ship to some place, indicates one may have found an important new friend. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream of being abroad, in foreign places, indicates an unsettled condition and a probable change of location.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dream of sailing a ship abroad, it means you may soon meet a new and very influential friend.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- There is a psychological need to get away from (escape), or leave, a situation. We are perhaps travelling towards something new. Our minds arc more than capable of accepting new input and experience and will often do so on a subliminal level. We then become aware through dreams of what we have learnt, or what we have to do.
3- In a spiritual sense going or being abroad is all about new spiritual experiences.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are aware of the country we are in or travelling to, then there is a particular quality or character trait that may be developed in us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a woman her issues may be about security and emotional commitment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being abroad, in foreign places, indicates an unsettled condition and a probable change of location.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If someone or something arrives from abroad, this represents a change or something new happening in your life. Someone of the opposite sex arriving from abroad indicates hopes for a new relationship or the need for new life to be injected into a current relationship. The dream may also be slang—‘a broad’—expressing desire for a particular female.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreaming of an expedition through an unknown land may refer to the need to explore an idea, project or relationship more thoroughly. Whether or not you are successful as an explorer in your dream will be significant.
If you set up a camp in your dream travels, this may suggest uncertainty and transience in waking life.
To dream that you are at the docks signifies that you are about to make a journey, either to another place or into undiscovered parts of yourself.
If you are dreaming that you are in a busy airport, it may symbolize a longing for freedom from responsibilities; alternatively, it may mean that you are heading towards a new stage in your life, whether it is a new career goal, new relationship or new journey.
If you find yourself at a deserted airport, it may represent plans that need to be altered or delayed. See also FOREIGN COUNTRIES; TRAVEL.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A general satisfaction with life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of material wealth provokes a very nice and pleasant feeling but this kind of oneiric image should be taken with due precaution. The temporal possession could lead you into think that it is permanent and will last forever. However, as is widely known, that is not the case. Judeo-Christian tradition clearly understands this as Joseph explains the dream of seven fat cows and seven gaunt ones (the parable symbolizes the alternation between prosperity and poverty). Ultimately, this kind of dream could be reminding us we must not get used to any particular condition of abundance because chances are high it will evolve into a period of famine.
This dream provides a false certainty, an external abundance that, in fact, only hides misery. In case such fortune is shared with a friend, it is a happy prediction of achievement, satisfaction, and joy.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a person sees a dead person giving him something of this world it mean he will acquire livelihood from an unimaginable source. And if he sees himself giving a dead person clothes normally worn by living persons and he accepts such clothes and wears them it means he (the giver) has a short life span.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it falls and misses you, perhaps you have had a narrow escape from some misfortune, or your unconscious is warning you to be alert to potential danger.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see yourself acrobating, you will have a sensation to answer for, and your existence will be made almost unendurable by the guying of your enemies.
To see women acrobating, denotes that your name will be maliciously and slanderously handled. Also your business interests will be hindered.
For a young woman to dream that she sees acrobats in tights, signifies that she will court favor of men. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If one gets the feeling of always being an acrobat, then one is feeling that his/her life is an act.
3.It is alright to take a risk on a project.
4. One must bring balance into one’s life or risk falling.
5. One is insecure about taking a certain step. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you watched an acrobatic performance, it would be wise to postpone any long-distance travel for at least a week.
If you performed the gymnastics yourself, you will overcome your present difficulties sooner than you expect.
If you dreamed of a friend or relation doing the acrobatics, it is a warning to look out for deception by the person involved.
To observe an acrobatic accident or failure is a dream of contrary; you will have a lucky escape from danger.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is the image of modern man’s fight for survival.
The dreamer is looking for validation, Applause.
According to Freud, this dream image appears to those who, as children, have witnessed sexual inter- course among adults. Even if it does not necessarily always address a question of sexuality, it clearly refers to the body and physicality. How are you treating your own body.7 How agile do you feel. This image can appear when you are not physically active enough.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of being an acrobat is a presage of success in an important undertaking.... The Complete Dream Book
If the Acrobat in your dream has an accident, or is unable to perform the attempted feat, then you will escape the full results of the peril that is hanging over you. ... Mystic Dream Book
To dream that you are a performing acrobat suggests that the scheming of your rivals is becoming unbearable to you.... My Dream Interpretation
If the acrobat falls, the scheme should not be undertaken.
If you are the acrobat, there is need for personal appreciation, such as a few encouraging words for a work well-done.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you watched an acrobatic performance, it would be wise to postpone any long-distance travel for at least a week.
If you performed the gymnastics yourself, you will overcome your present difficulties sooner than you expect If you dreamed of a friend or relation doing the acrobatics, it is a warning to look out for deception by the person involved.
To observe an acrobatio accident or failure is a dream of contrary; you will have a lucky escape from danger.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If it is an uncomfortable feeling, it might mean the instability happening in real life could end negatively (for example, economic losses). In these cases, the resolution of the dream will match future events. On the contrary, if these stunts are pleasant from an aesthetic point of view, the conflict you are worried about will probably make you stronger. And the most important is that you will clearly discover your true direction in life.
Popular tradition attributes the acrobat to inversion, the turning of a situation: adversity turned into joy, and vice versa, happiness turned into obstacles.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Feeling as if you’re jumping through proverbial hoops to please others or meet their expectations.
Walking a tightrope: A delicate situation with some implied danger, depending on your level of skill.
Contortionists: Having the truth or your sense of reality somehow twisted.
Tumbling: Being able to “roll with the punches” and still land on your feet. Alternatively, if being performed with another person, this may be a type of sexual dream (e.g., “taking a tumble”). Also, the ancient Minoans used tumbling as a type of fertility rite.... The Language of Dreams
Avoid unusual business risks, unless you dreamed of completing the acrostic, in which case your contemplated speculation wiU be lucky.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you were an action hero in your dream, it indicates your shortcomings as well as your attributes. You may be bravely facing your own trial or test.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you were an action hero in your dream, this signifies your inner strength and weaknesses. It may be representative of how you are bravely facing your own personal challenges.... My Dream Interpretation
Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- Dreams of aeroplanes can represent sudden or dramatic life changes.
An aeroplane taking off represents a leap into the unknown and taking risks.
An aeroplane landing indicates the success of a new venture or the outcome of a calculated risk.
2- An aeroplane denotes a search for psychological freedom; a move towards independent being.
3- By association with the winged chariot, the aeroplane represents a spiritual journey.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An aeroplane taking off represents a leap into the unknown and taking risks.
An aeroplane landing indicates the success of a new venture or the outcome of a calculated risk.
An aeroplane crashing suggests the failure of a venture or life dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A man may choose this interpretation at the beginning of a new relationship, whereas a woman is more likely to use this interpretation as she progresses further into the relationship and understands her partner’s ambition and drive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An airman or pilot is a romanticized picture of either the animus or of the self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) An aeroplane may be a sexual symbol, representing the penis by virtue of its forceful penetrative motion.
(2) The symbolism of an aircraft may be the same as that of a bird: liberation, release, transcendence. see Bird, sections (2) and (4).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The dream may also symbolize how you “can” do something. Don’t underestimate your abilities and talents.
If you dreamed of spraying the can, you will soon get some good news or learn some secret knowledge. However, if the can in your dream was empty, discarded, or you threw it away, you may have serious money troubles ahead - start saving!... My Dream Interpretation
The dreamer is sure to shed tears and weep.
For a young woman to dream that she is affronted, denotes that some unfriendly person will take advantage of her ignorance to place her in a compromising situation with a stranger, or to jeopardize her interests with a friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A dream of contrary.
If you felt offended in your dream, you will soon have the satisfaction of sincere admiration from someone whose opinion you value. However, if you annoyed someone else, it is a warning to refrain from repeating rumors. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream that you annoy someone else is a sign of trouble in the near future.... Mystic Dream Book
If you felt offended in your dream, you will soon have the satisfaction of sincere admiration from someone whose opinion you value.
However, if you annoyed someone else, it is a warning to refrain from repeating rumors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the Afro is merely a wig, however, any breakthroughs are more a matter of wishful thinking. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2. Fear of luck going bad.
3. Freedom. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Good news is “on the way.” Everything will turn out okay.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
See also Birds.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Unable to do something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If crocodiles appear and the atmosphere is pleasant in your dream, then they may be a symbol of being comfortable in your own skin. Your unconscious may be reminding you of the importance of timing and focusing your energy so you are ready to seize the moment when it comes.
On the other hand, crocodiles also represent the hazards that may lie beneath the surface of a seemingly harmless situation, so the crocodile may be alerting you to a potential problem and urging you to trust your instincts. When it comes to hunting prey, crocodiles and alligators are masters of disguise, so if they feature in your dream, ask yourself what aspect of yourself you are disguising in real life. Consider also if someone you know is shedding crocodile tears.
If an alligator appears in your dream, it may represent problems that have appeared suddenly as if from nowhere and knocked your sense of balance.
If you’re battling an alligator in your dream, it means you are dealing with an intense situation that has upset your world.... The Element Encyclopedia
Reconsider your personal actions carefully.
See also Food and Eating.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For a young woman it portends illicit engagements, unless she chooses staid and moral companions.
For a married woman, it foreshadows discontent and desire for pleasure outside the home.
To see others amorous, foretells that you will be persuaded to neglect your moral obligations.
To see animals thus, denotes you will engage in degrading pleasures with fast men or women. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that others are amorous means that you could be convinced into unlawful temptations and leave behind your moral fiber.
To dream of amorous animals indicates that you will have encounters of demoralizing satisfaction with men or women.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the grate is empty, loss is indicated. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2- We need the understanding of how our emotional selves can balance our personalities. We often need to reconcile opposing thoughts and feelings within ourselves to achieve a balanced progression.
3- flic androgen can indicate a perfect spiritual balance, a state of autonomy and primordial perfection.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The union of the masculine and feminine principle into one perfect being is a principle presented in various forms in art and literature.
The androgen in dreams, at a certain stage of development, can indicate a perfect spiritual balance, a state of autonomy and primordial perfection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The presence of an androgen in dreams suggests that we need to reconcile opposing thoughts and feelings within ourselves to achieve a balanced progression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The symbol of a person who has attained the perfect balance of male and female characteristics, an androgynous being represents the union of opposites, an important idea in Jung’s theory. In dreams, this archetype is not so much referring to your sexual nature, but more to the union of your inner and outer world. Your interpretation will depend on how this dream image made you feel; were you relaxed and natural, or did you feel repulsed or confused? The latter suggests disharmony, whilst the former suggests harmony.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. What one sees is not the whole, open, honest picture. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Some anthropologists, such as Kilton Stew- art, provided romantic idealizations of dream practices in non-Western cultures. According to Stewart, the Senoi of Malaysia reportedly lived a trouble-free life based on their reverence for dreams. Stewart, who lived with the Senoi in 1935, wrote that “the absence of violent crime, armed conflict, and mental and physical diseases ... can only be explained on the basis of institutions which produce a high state of psychological integration and emotional maturity, along with social skills and attitudes that promote creative rather than destructive interpersonal relations” (Stewart, p. 160—see Sources). According to Stewart’s study, the collective life of the Senoi centered around a complex dream psychology that served to integrate the community. However, his theory was soon seriously challenged, and anthropological research on dreams lost credibility.
Anthropologists have long been interested in cross-cultural experiences of dreaming and interpretations of dreams, concentrating especially on the latter interest, rather than focusing on the dream as an experience. With the publication of Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations (1987), edited by Barbara Ted- lock, anthropology emerged as a major field of dream research with important insights to con- tribute to the modern study of dreams.
According to the authors of Dreaming, which is a collection of essays based on fieldwork con- ducted among various peoples of Central and South America, the culture to which the individual belongs largely determines the social context in which the dream is narrated and how it is interpreted. Dreaming experience also reflects important beliefs about reality, death, the soul, and the boundaries between self and others. Thus, to achieve a good understanding of dream experiences of other groups, it is fundamental to fully understand their culture through the study of their language, their social institutions, and their psychological, philosophical, and religious beliefs.
Tedlock’s anthropological research indicates that many other cultures draw lines between more and less meaningful dreams. Also, as one might anticipate, in many non-Western cultures dream- ing has religious meaning, in that dreams reflect a culture’s spiritual beliefs, and may even create new religious imagery that can influence the individual’s as well as the whole society’s religious orientation.... Dreampedia
2. Having qualities that are magical. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you won someone else’s approval in a dream, you are having doubts about the right thing to do in a current situation - seek the guidance of others.... My Dream Interpretation
For a school girl to dream that her apron is loosened, or torn, implies bad lessons, and lectures in propriety from parents and teachers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The apron is also connected with the image girls and women hide—the secret of motherhood. According to Jung, the apron also has sexual meanings. Loss of an apron symbolizes the loss of virginity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- If worn by the dreamer this mav indicate the need for skill.
If worn by someone else that part of the dreamer which is represented by the other person may need protecting.
3- As in Freemasonry, this suggests craftsmanship and sacrificial regalia.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A feminine emblem that pertains to domesticity.
A man wearing a chefs or barbecue apron signals acceptance of certain traits considered feminine, resulting in a more complete person.
Taking off: Breaking the proverbial “apron strings.” This may pertain to your parents, or to any situation that has restricted you to obsolete images and thought patterns.
Turning an apron: Taking your life in hand and making a change for the better.... The Language of Dreams
If you tear your apron, it means some small benefit, as the garment is not an important one.... Mystic Dream Book
If worn by someone else the part of you that is represented by the dream person may need protecting.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An apron also symbolizes protection and secrecy.... My Dream Interpretation
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you may expect a small but pleasing benefit.
See also Apparel and Clothes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If a woman dreams of an apron, the dream is a sign of a marriage full of hardships and difficulties.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are wearing such garments, what part of you are you covering up in waking life? Or are you about to undertake an extremely difficult—and messy—task? If you are wearing an item of clothing as camouflage, what are you hiding?... The Element Encyclopedia
A sweet aroma is symbolic of a Christian, 2 Cor. 2:16 ... Christian Dream Symbols
Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin. It is frequently used in lotions and face creams since it is said to diminish wrinkles and bring a healthy glow to the skin over time. The effects of essential oils appear to be cumulative.
Lavender is known as a comforting, relaxing scent and is frequently recommended by aromatherapists and other holistic practitioners because of its calming influence. The scent of lavender can balance body and mind, and help induce sleep. When you are getting enough rest, you’re more likely to get more out of your dreams because you’re in good health. There are several ways you can use lavender to help you achieve restful sleep and dreaming. It can be placed in a diffuser, or on a cotton ball or piece of fabric tucked inside your pillowcase. You can make a room and pillow spray from water, witch hazel and lavender essential oil. The mixture should be kept in a dark glass bottle since sunlight can diminish the effects of essential oils. Simply spray a mist in the air around the bed or spray directly onto the pillows and sheets. You may want to test the fabric first to ensure that it doesn’t stain.
There are hundreds of aromatherapy oils with which you may want to experiment but make sure you follow safety guidelines or consult with an aromatherapist first. The following essential oils are all thought to reduce stress and encourage restful sleep and dreaming: lavender, vetiver, rosemary and chamomile. For essential oils thought to encourage lucid dreaming, you may want to try the following: clove—improves dream recall; mugwort increases visualization; anise— repels nightmares; clary sage—promotes intuitive awareness.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Advice; Elephant)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An old or broken arrow, portends disappointments in love or business.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Some sort of hostility may be in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A poison arrow is symbolic of grief, Job 6:2-4... Christian Dream Symbols
To interpret the dream, consider its setting, context and emotional tone. Then, attempt to connect and apply the suggested symbolism to your current situation or state of mind. Also, swift communitive emotions at work. Invitations, Pleasures, festivities, letters, e-mails, chat rooms. What sort of messages have you sent out or received lately that may have a sting in them? You may want to tone down your approach in communications. Message.Generally associated with love and emotions. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2- Communications which we make could be damaging to other people. We could either hurt or be hurt by directness.
3- Arrows as weapons suggest power, energy and expertise.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An arrow shot by someone else and hitting you means there will be bad gossip about you.
If you shoot an arrow in the air, your lover is unfaithful. See also Shooting.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Directional guidance, like a subliminal road map showing you the way to go. Watch where the arrow lands to see if you’re making or missing your mark.
Power over, or empathy with, animals. In Greek mythology, Artemis carried arrows representing her dominion over the animal kingdom.
Potentially a phallic symbol.
The cherub carries arrows that inspire passion.
An omen or message. Arrows were used in Tibet and in the Bible (Ez. 21:21) as harbingers of truth or the future. Therefore if an arrow lands off its mark in the dream, the truth may be only partially revealed to you, or the future uncertain.
Power, strength, and possibly war.
The Scandinavian god Tyr and the Roman god Mars, both of whom presided over battles, are often featured with arrows.
Being shot by an arrow: Either a betrayal of confidence or forced love.
Broken arrow: A broken vow or promise, or plans that got disengaged.... The Language of Dreams
A broken arrow, or one shot wide of the mark, predicts failure.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Seeing an arrow: present conflicts and arguments are partially your fault. Shooting an arrow: a warning—you are going to be the target! Because of your behavior you might lose a good friend; it points to a separation. Getting hit by an arrow: a breakdown or a catastrophe in the making.
An arrow pointed in a certain direction suggests the direction you need to take in your personal and professional life. See The Four Corners of the Compass.
Depth Psychology: The arrow as a Weapon: you feel injured and take it out on others, or you suffer from the hurtful behavior of others, like meanness, spitefiilness, or aggressive sexuality. See Lance.... Dreamers Dictionary
An arrow can also be associated with Eros, the Greek God of love, representing that you are in the honeymoon stage of romantic love. See Goddess Artemis and Archery.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The physical seems to permeate the dream world whether or not the dreamer wants it.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A broken arrow is a warning to guard your business interests with more diligence; if you broke the arrow, it signifies a personal attachment which would be best severed.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A straight course for swift and easy accomplishment.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you hit the target it means that you will achieve your goals. Instead, shooting an arrow upward is a sign of great hope and projects, which are likely to be spoiled by excessive ambition. A Freudian psychologist, however, interprets this image as a clear masculine sexual symbol.
A medieval oneiric source claims this dream portends travel, entertainment, and celebrations.
If you dream that an arrow is shot straight through your body it means you have a secret enemy. A broken arrow augurs disappointment in love or business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are shooting the arrows, the dream is about your desire to focus an idea and have it land somewhere powerful.
If you are struck by an arrow, the dream is about a sudden idea taking hold of you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A person can be described as “straight as an arrow.” Cupid is known for using his bow and arrow to shoot love into a lover’s heart. Arrows can represent conflict, war, and aggression. More positively, they are used symbolically in business to point in the direction of company goals. An arrow also has masculine, phallic connotations, so that shooting someone with an arrow in a dream can have sexual overtones. Less obviously, arrows have been associated with inspiration, truth, sudden illumination, and poetry.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
An arrowhead which is made of lead in a dream means receiving a letter that explains one’s weakness.
If the arrowhead is made from copper in the dream, it means material pleasure.
If it is made from gold in the dream, it represents a letter one is forced to send.
(Also see Arrows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a woman sees her husband’s arrows in their quiver in a dream, it means that her husband has turned away from her. Arrows in a dream also are an indicator or a guide. Seeing an arrow outside its quiver, means failure to perform one’s duty or inability to deliver one’s message. Shooting arrows in a dream means writing letters.
If one shoots an arrow but fails to hit his target in the dream, it means that he will send a messenger to do something and his messenger will fail to deliver.
If one sees a woman shooting him with an arrow in a dream, it means that she is showing kindness toward him and consequently he may fall in love with her, or he may marry her.
If one shoots an arrow and hits his target in a dream, it means that he will reach his goal, or if he wishes to have a child, it means that he will bear a son.
An arrow in a dream also represents a messenger, profits, a son, longevity or new clothing.
If the arrows are made from reeds in one’s dream, they mean falsehood and prattle.
If they have arrowheads in the dream, then they represent a talkative person who if he hits his target, it means that he does what he says.
If the arrowhead breaks in the dream, it means that he speaks only to protect himself from others’ arrows. Ifthe arrow is made from gold in the dream, it means that he is sending a message to a woman because of another woman.
The arrowhead in a dream represents strength, power or disturbance.
The arrows themselves in a dream also mean the fear of an emissary for his life. Throwing arrows in a dream means backbiting others and slandering them.
(Also see Archer; Shooting arrows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Asparagus can also suggest prosperity, vitality, youth and abundance.
If the image of an aubergine appears in your dream pay attention to its purple color, but remember that it is also called the eggplant, which may give rise to a quite different interpretation.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the asteroid hits the earth then it may mean that these initiatives are not taking root and you must think of new ideas.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the asteroid hits the earth, then it indicates that your idealistic notions are deteriorating are being shattered apart.... My Dream Interpretation
An astrolabe in a dream also represents someone connected with the leadership of a land. Accompanying such a person in a dream then means benefits equal to what one sees in his dream. Seeing an astrolabe in a dream also may connote someone with uncertainty, or an ever changing person who lacks determination, loyalty, or honor.
(Also see Astrologer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An astrologer in a dream also may mean knowledge of people’s secrets, curiosity, inquisitiveness, meddling in people’s affairs, divulging people’s secrets, soothsaying, fortune-telling, backbiting, predicting the future, hearsay, gossip, distress or trouble.
If the one who is seeing the dream suffers from any of the above ills, seeing an astrologer in a dream also means dispelling such misfortunes. Seeing an astrologer in a dream also signifies marriage, divorce, the death of a sick person, travels, delivering a baby, hearing good or bad news. Seeing an astrologer in a dream also may denote knowledge, following the true path and acting upon it, for a God fearing astrologer mostly arbitrates by the prophetic rules.
(Also see Astrolabe; Divination; Fortuneteller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Horoscope.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are given an astrological forecast or see your horoscope in your dream, this may offer a significant message which should be analyzed closely to see how it relates to your life. A dream astrologer often represents your intuition or unconscious insights into yourself and others; there may be a link with your need for a sense of destiny or direction. But perhaps you do not believe in astrology, in which case your dream might be suggesting you are being misled in some way.
Astrology can enter your dream world in ways that you have probably never imagined. The celestial messages may come through symbols, numbers, archetypes, elements, planets, gemstones, body parts, plants, colors and places associated with a particular sign of the Zodiac. It is also possible that symbols in your dreams can be connected to astrological ideas relating to your own birth chart or people connected to you. A person appearing in a dream can be an aspect of your psyche, show an attitude or quality, represent the real person, be a symbol, or a combination of all of these. Similarly, several other elements can have meaning if you are able to crack the code. For example, if you dream you are a warrior charging into battle, this is definitely an Aries theme. At critical times of transformation in your life you can dream of the astrological event that is thought to correspond to what is actually happening. For example, when you experience a Saturn Return, which according to astrologers is a time of coming of age and maturing that only happens once every twenty-nine years (between the ages of 28-30, 57-59, 86-88), you might dream of climbing a mountain and reaching the top of the first peak.
If you dream of a particular Zodiac sign or symbol, see Zodiac signs below. See also SPACE AND SCIENCE.... The Element Encyclopedia
If an astrologer is talking to you: you are examining a situation (and yourself) and are going to be successful. Dreaming about seeing astrological signs (signs of the zodiac or symbols of planets) means you are gaining insights into issues that have previously been foreign to you. Life will change for the better. See Fortune-teller, Planets, Signs of the Zodiac, Stars.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. One knows that a certain situation will require courage. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Since an auditorium is a place where people meet, the dream implies that you are looking for contact, diversion, and companionship. Was the meeting fun or somber?... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Feeling peace and love in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one is experiencing such adverse conditions in wakefulness, then seeing a fledgling crow in a dream means satisfaction of one’s needs and reunion with his family. When the egg hatches and the baby crow comes out of it, the parents shy away from their fledgling and remain distant from the nest. Then God Almighty will provide the nestling crow with various types of flies to eat from. Once the baby crow’s feathers grow, the parents will return to their nest and care for their baby until it commences to fly.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of such an object shows our need to be accepted, not just as ourselves, but also as part of a greater whole.
A brooch also signifies an acknowledgement of value.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A badge can also have the same meaning as an amulet, a protective device against evil.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a badge is recognizable in a dream we perhaps should try to assess what our feelings are about the organization or group involved. Brooches are often formed of precious or semi-precious gems and can impart a particular message. You might like to consult the entries for gems / jewels, keepsake and jewellery.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Social standing and ﬁnancial status.
3. A measure of friendships and social activities.
4. Communication, intuition in social activities. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If everyone in the ballroom was waltzing in unison, you need to get in touch with your inner spirit.... My Dream Interpretation
An empty ballroom shows a longing for company and / or family. Intricate dancing symbolizes an ability to do well in anything you try.
To see others dancing means you will get pleasure from someone else’s good fortune.
To be dancing yourself means you will get pleasure from work that you do yourself.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are clumsy on the floor indicates that you may be feeling over anxious about your next move and need to relax and let yourself take the next step despite your fear.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you didn’t know the identity of the person with whom you were dancing, it could suggest longing for a relationship or greater intimacy in the relationship you already have.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you witness a bank robbery in your dream, it is a warning that you should not gossip or tell your secrets to strangers, or the consequences will be unhappy.... My Dream Interpretation
If it is broken, you will find displeasing incidents in your business, arising unexpectedly. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Business can be gauged according to what the barometer says. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The barometer is destroyed: a change in your life can’t be avoided. Examine who or what is putting you under so much pressure in real life and resolve the situation.... Dreamers Dictionary
If something is stopping you, think about what it might be and make sure that you’re on the right path.
If the barrier is open: obstacles are in your way and they could turn into a serious problem.
If the barrier is down: problems can easily be overcome.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see women drinking at a bar is a prediction of lighthearted gayety.... The Complete Dream Book
2. A need or desire for time off, time away from routines in the outside world, usually for healing. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a young woman to dream of a bathroom, foretells that her inclinations trend too much toward light pleasures and frivolities. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A need or desire to express a worrisome or painful emotion.
3. Private or embarrassing difﬁculties may be growing too public (public bathroom).
4. A physical need is encroaching on the dreamer. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one enters it in his dream it means that he will be struck with distress caused by women.
For heat and pruriency may develop in one’s privacy inside the bathroom.
If a person in distress comes out of the bathroom in his dream, it means relief from his depression.
(Also see Bathhouse; Toilet)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the bathroom is filthy it may be an indication of a dirty lifestyle, 2 Sam. 11:2... Christian Dream Symbols
It is difficult to be carefree and happy when old issues keep bringing you down.
The bathroom is a good dream symbol. Consider all of the details in your dream. Make an effort to cleanse mind and spirit by putting useless thoughts and feeling behind you! See also: House... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is the place where we can let go of our negativity in safety.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is the room where we get to shut the door and be with ourselves in total intimacy.
It is also a symbol of freeing ourselves of waste and toxins. Many dreams that feature a bathroom find us searching for one. Such a dream is about searching for the freedom to be our authentic self, often with the caveat of reaching that authenticity by releasing that which no longer serves us or is detrimental if we continue to hold on, such as resentment or other poisonous thoughts.
A bathroom inside a home connects with personal issues, whereas one that is more public is revealing information about your outside interactions.
A toilet is located in a bathroom. As such, it can relate to relieving yourself of the “shit” in your life that you no longer need.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
An erotic place where clothes are taken off (see Physician). Often refers to the psychoanalyst’s office, particularly during sessions.
A place of emotion.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Cleanliness, (next to godliness); ritual cleansing. Astrological parallel: Scorpio... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of beetroot may be on account of its red color, which could suggest the need for an injection of passion or enthusiasm into your life. It could also symbolize embarrassment, or being ’as red as a beetroot’. In dreams, broccoli signifies talents and the productive use of them. On the other hand, it could also be referring to your diet: are you eating enough vegetables?... The Element Encyclopedia
The child who has this kind of dream tends to be coping with some kind of problem or obstacle; for example, financial hardship, or family tensions and conflicts, and the dream may reflect these tensions. The child may feel that they are trapped by the situation and are helpless to do anything about it; the dream refers to their desire to make problems disappear magically. But this kind of dream may point to more than a wish for magical powers, as it also shows the dreamer that within them these magical and unique powers are just waiting to be discovered.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a bed made up with fresh linen indicates the need for a fresh approach to those thoughts and ideas that really matter to us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For both men and women, dreams about beds can give an insight into our attitude to relationships, not necessarily with the opposite sex.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A neatly-made bed means you feel in control.
A messy bed represents a difficult relationship.
To dream of shopping for a bed, or buying a bed, represents your longing to find happiness in a love relationship.
To dream of going to bed with a stranger suggests that you are making friends too fast. You need to be more cautious.
A dream of being in the bedroom with someone you know indicates they are important to you in some way, or possibly that you are developing romantic feelings for them.
Dreaming of something under the bed means someone in your life is being untruthful. Also see “Bunk Beds”, “Sheets” and “Sex”... My Dream Interpretation
The good and the bad ones. Seeing a new bedroom in one’s house, means renewing one’s hopes, or affirming a good intention between the one seeing the dream and his Lord.
A beautiful looking bedroom in a dream represents one’s good qualities, while a bad looking bedroom in a dream represents one’s bad character.
(Also see Chamber)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A starkly neat bedroom may reflect your ngid views about sexuality.
A messy child’s bedroom may signify unruly behavior.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To diream of being In such a room with one of the opposite sex is direct warning against promiscuous friendships, especially if an amorous situation between unmarried people should develop.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Seeing a bird: someone wants to cheat you. Seeing birds fly away: sadness and loneliness ahead. Seeing migratory birds in the sky: you are homesick or feel abandoned. Listening to birds singing: good news. Seeing predatory birds: your enemies are waiting for a chance to attack you.
A scarecrow means that you can t see many positive character traits in a person.
Depth Psychology: The bird is a symbol of intellectual flight, ideals, and intuition. But the dream also indicates your desire to solve financial matters. Your thoughts are fluttering about like a flock of birds—you can’t rest.
Dreaming of being air-born reflects erotic desires.
The scarecrow indicates negative character traits or a lack of affection—either your own or someone else’s. Self-deception and a very negative attitude toward life often play a great part. See Dove, Eagle, Owl, Raven.... Dreamers Dictionary
Another interpretation suggests that it indicates feelings or attitudes regarding responsibility and is connected with sexual decisions and feelings.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your dream is of a blackbird flying, and singing, then you will meet with good fortune.
To dream that you are eating this blackbird is an indication that there is someone you need to apologize to, ‘eat crow’.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The degree of his demotion depends on how much blood or pus gushes out.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To make a foolish oath in a dream means repentance of a sinner and guidance for a disbeliever.
(Also see Grammarian; Fool; Linguist; Lying)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Sorrow and loss.
3. Help will be available (if loaning something). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream that you repay the loan, or that someone repays you, then you will sail into smooth waters once again.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of borrowing money, you may be worried about financial matters. But this dream could also mean that you try too hard to handle your problems yourself, and should rely more on the support of friends and family.... My Dream Interpretation
For a banker to dream of borrowing from another bank, a run on his own will leave him in a state of collapse, unless he accepts this warning.
If another borrows from you, help in time of need will be extended or offered you. True friends will attend you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The borrowed object also could signify prosperity and success in one’s life, or it could mean committing a shameful act, suffering from a scandal, or a warning which implies the need to avoid a scandal, deceit or corruption. Borrowingor lending in a dream represents the importance of, or one’s need for such an object or his love for it. Thus, the enchantment which is derived from borrowing or lending an object to satisfy such things as love, attachment or need may be temporary.
To borrow a bad object or something which is used for evil purpose or something one can do without, or an unnecessary thing means that one will suffer because of it, though one’s sufferings will not last.
To borrow a vehicle in a dream means to carry the lender’s burdens or liability.
(Also see Lending; Loan)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to ancient Egyptian interpretation: if you climb a rock, you will be confronted with obstacles. According to Freud, a phallic symbol. Modern interpretation: You are striving for something higher, but it is not going to be easy.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If this is the case, what may be blocking you in your waking life could be material that is deeply imbedded in your unconscious. Examine areas where you may be holding fast to old ideas that no longer serve you. Painful memories can often seem like insurmountable obstacles or enormous boulders that appear to be immovable.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you were hit by an arrow, look out for a false friend in your close circle.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To make a bad shot means disappointed hopes in carrying forward successfully business affairs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Sexual intercourse.
3. A measure of luck depending on whether or not the target is hit, usually in business affairs.
4. The emergence of love (as in “cupid’s arrow”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you miss, then you may expect difficulties, owing to some careless, or ill-advised action of your own.... Mystic Dream Book
If the arrow misses, disappointment in business affairs.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If the arrow is fired to the skies, this can express a wish to devote yourself to a higher purpose. Arrows also suggest being pierced by some intense emotion, or being hurt by someone. Were you the target or were you taking aim? Did the arrow hit or fall short? Was it a poisoned arrow? Arrows are also used symbolically to point the way, so an arrow in your dream can direct you to the right choice, perhaps relating to a decision you need to make in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees brass being shaped over an anvil in a dream, it means a fight. Ifone who is intending to be married sees brass in his dream, it means that his intended wife will be pertly, though insolent in speech.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A frequently appearing symbol when sexual urges remain at the pre-intercourse stage (oral sex). Freud calls this a regression into the oral phase.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
This kind of dream tends to be outgrown by the time one reaches the age to leave home, but it can and does re-emerge if you are thrown into difficult, new or challenging situations in adult life. It should be seen as a reminder of your ability to survive tough circumstances, even when you feel out of your depth.
The dream can also arise among adults who find themselves not only in a difficult new situation, but in a situation that does not allow them to express their own concerns.... The Element Encyclopedia
(See Yellow Brick Road)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A specific event concerning your own development.
A desire for a partner, for bonding, or looking for balance between internal and external contradictions. Are you seeing your dream partner.7 Such a dream partner often depicts the ideal of your soulmate. Rarely, it signifies a warning of unwanted pregnancy. See Baby.
An unhappy or ugly bride or bridegroom often points to conflicts with your partner.
Alchemy sees these symbols as a connection between opposites. According to Jung, the images connect the masculine and feminine parts of the soul and are a symbol of light and fertility.
Folklore: Surprisingly, a bride and bridegroom in a dream always mean accident and great disappointment, particularly when you yourself are the bride or bridegroom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If a woman sees herself as a bride or with a bridal veil, it means positive developments in the romance department—maybe even marriage.
A man embracing a bride: a warning to him about a foolish love affair.
Depth Psychology: Leaving out the fact that the appearance of a bride in a dream is a sign of your need and desire for love, it also can mean that the contradictions in your personality are now in harmony. Sometimes, in a religious sense, a groom stands for God, and a bride for the Virgin Mary.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are one of these parties, it foretells some great disappointment.... Mystic Dream Book
If he cannot find the wedding ring in time for the ceremony, he will be criticized for his conduct by his superiors.
If a man dreams of being nervous while being married, he will be confronted with the necessity of making a momentous decision.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
1- i’o dream of a bridegroom usuallv indicates the desire to be married or to find a partner. It often shows the desire to be more responsible or to take on responsibility for someone else.
It is a connection with, and an understanding of, the ‘romantic’ side of one’s nature and indicates the need for integration of the intellect and the real world.
The need for partnership may be more intellectual than emotional. and we may need to make a connection with the drive of the masculine.
A bridegroom can represent the dreamer’s need to take care of somebody or something, and maybe to exert a degree of control.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A laughing bridegroom portends faithlessness on your part or on the pan of some valued friend.... The Complete Dream Book
It is a connection with, and an understanding of, the ‘romantic’ side of our nature and indicates the need for integration of the intellect and the real world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See also Wedding.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This may symbolize the animus (in a woman’s dream), representing the masculine side of her personality (for animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream of listening to a broadcast means we should be listening to the message that other people arc trying to get across.
2- Psychologically, the performer in us needs some form of self- expression.
3- Widespread spirituality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A broadcaster in a dream also could represent a story teller, an advisor, a preacher, a reader, or an expert in investigating the news.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If people of knowledge or religious leaders wear brocaded garment in a dream, it represents their love for the world, or misleading the people through innovation.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you were eating broccoli, you are entering a season of ups and downs.
If you grew broccoli plants, happy family times are forecast. Cooking or serving broccoli suggests that although success may be slow, it will be sure. Wrinkled, old broccoli represents sadness.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of a bone being broken, it tells you that some area of your life is on shaky ground.
The solidity or strength beneath that which is creative or expressive is what is compromised.
If your dream included the injury itself, add the means by which your bones were broken to your interpretation, including if there was another person responsible.
The more creative you are with your rumination of these symbolic meanings, the more successful your interpretation will be.
(See Bones, Body Parts.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Sometimes the well is interpreted as cunningness, cheating, grief and sorrow.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An Unknown Garden : It stands for Jannah. Entering and touring such a garden suggest that the observer will attain Jannah by way of making greater progress in matters of Deen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you have such a dream, has something in your waking life changed dramatically and has that change caused you pain? If you are eating the glass, this suggests that you are taking in the painful experience, but it may be asked whether you are trying to swallow rather than acknowledge your pain.
If you are walking on glass, consider how your direction in life is causing you pain.... The Element Encyclopedia
A broker in a dream also represents a marriage broker, or a pimp.
If an unknown broker visits a sick person in a dream, he then represents the angel of death.
The visit of the undertaker in a dream means the same.
(Also see Auctioneer; Termite)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To suffer with bronchitis in a dream, denotes that discouraging prospects of winning desired objects will soon loom up before you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Possible illness.
3. Discouragement due to obstacles.
4. Prosperity in the ofﬁng (if recovering from bronchitis). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you go on well, and recover your health, it is a sign of great prosperity in the near future.... Mystic Dream Book
If the affliction was temporary in your dream, you will overcome your difficulties by your own efforts; however, if you were not aware of a recovery in your dream, you will need help, so ask for it... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the statue simulates life, or moves, she will be involved in a love affair, but no marriage will occur. Disappointment to some person may follow the dream.
To dream of bronze serpents or insects, foretells you will be pursued by envy and ruin.
To see bronze metals, denotes your fortune will be uncertain and unsatisfactory. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Something is more valuable than originally thought and must be cared for accordingly. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see a bronze statue come to life foretells a serious love affair that will not culminate in marriage.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are at home, it is a fortunate omen, but if you wear it at a strange house, then expect trouble.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Financial or professional success.
3. Many offspring, often ideas, sometimes children.
4. Good luck in ventures (many chickens in a brood, but “don’t count them before they hatch”!). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Water in any form is a symbol of the soul and of your life.
The clearer the water, the greater the healing power of the soul.
If the water is murky, try to find out what is “murky “ in your life and work at cleansing your soul.
The water flowing “within you” promises good fortune, success, and good health or misfortune and loss—depending on the state and direction in which the water is moving. See River, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
If it is rough water, there is the possibility of social gaffes and gossip. See also River.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
2. Words sung are signiﬁcant in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If they are seen in use, you will lose in speculation.
For a woman to lose a broom, foretells that she will prove a disagreeable and slovenly wife and housekeeper. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Sometimes magic, especially female “magic” or power and the ability to “ﬂy” away.
3. A domestic situation needs to be straightened out or “tidied.” 4. Money is coming soon (new broom). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A broom in a dream also represents an employee, a housekeeper, or a servant. Sweeping the floors of one’s house with a broom in a dream means becoming poor, or it could mean the death of a sick person in that house, or the distribution of one’s property and possessions after his death. Sweeping a floor and collecting the trash in a dustpan in a dream means profiting from a project. Abroom in a dream also may mean recovering from depression, overcoming difficulties, or satisfying one’s debts.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a broom standing in a corner means that you must examine your way of life to see if you are living up to your full potential.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
An ancient emblem of womanhood that was later turned into a phallic symbol by the Church.
Having a bad case of the cleaning or organizational bug either at home, or toward a specific project or goal. What exactly does the broom sweep away?
Luck and friendship. According to folk beliefs, brooms found in new homes may be used to sweep out bad fortune, and sweep in good energy and warm feelings.
Jumping over a broom handle is a symbol of fertility and transition into a new life. This was part of many rural European and Gypsy wedding rituals.
Flying on a broom: Potentially a sexual dream in which the broom handle equates to the penis.
Woman’s magic. Witches were sometimes called broom amazons in the Middle Ages.... The Language of Dreams
Associated with witches, a broom appearing in a dream may point out that someone is acting like a witch or seems to have supernatural powers over you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: The broom could be a warning about destructive attitudes or negative emotions—sweep out all spiritual and mental “garbage.”... Dreamers Dictionary
If the broom is new, it implies good news and/or success.
If the broom is old and dirty, however, making the necessary changes in your life is going to be more difficult and take longer than you think.
Dreaming of the plant broom indicates that you are feeling bitter about something in your life, or that you feel that your life is barren and joyless.
If the plant is flowering, however, there is a chance for a new start.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the dreamer is sweeping, do not speculate.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you hit someone (or something) with a broom, it signifies a surprising change for the better.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dreamed of flying on a broomstick, this represents a situation with a negative or heartless female in your life.
If your flight was smooth and you flew high, you will triumph in this situation. But if you had trouble maintaining height and speed, or your flight was troublesome, you feel powerless in controlling the situation.... My Dream Interpretation
If you need pecuniary aid it will be forthcoming.
To lovers, it promises a strong and lasting attachment.
To make broth, you will rule your own and others’ fate. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A situation brought to a basic consistency, simpliﬁed, yet complete (as in “boiled down”).
3. Sincerity of others.
4. Possible illness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
See also Eating and Cooking.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Sexual issues need to be addressed.
3. Domestic issues need to be addressed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a man dreams of being in a brothel it may show a fear of the feminine.
2- To dream of a brothel indicates the need for sexual liberation and freedom.
3- The darker side of femininity. It may also represent awareness of man’s spiritual debt to woman.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a man dreams of being in a brothel it may show a fear of the feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Authority or repression (older brother).
3. Conﬂicts (if arguing). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A brother in a dream means having shareholders in one’s business.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you do not have a brother and dream that you have one, then this may indicate that you have to recognize certain attributes that you possess.
The brother in your dream may represent a very important relationship that you share with someone else.
A brother may also signify devout and inspirational emotions that you harbor.
It is also possible that you have trouble surrendering control and power to someone else.
To dream that you are mad or angry at your brother implies that you hold unresolved feelings of rage that you are hesitant to communicate... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If a woman dreams of her Brother, it is a sign of much domestic happiness; but if it is a man, then expect a quarrel.... Mystic Dream Book
If you don’t have a brother, this dream can be symbolic of brotherly love, being a “soul brother”, having a trusted bloodline with a man, or your connection to the brotherhood of men. See Family, Son and Boy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An older brother can signify her extrovert self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a brother you don’t have means you feel the need to express yourself more fully.... My Dream Interpretation
For a woman it signifies great domestic security, but for a man it indicates family quarrels ahead.
An objective dream of unity between brothers is an indication of financial stability.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the former is the case, it may be obvious to you: recent encounters with your brother or sister, or some piece of news about him or her may be recognized as prompting the dream. Always be on the look-out, though, for those dreams where a brother or sister plavs a symbolic role. The dream source may choose its materials - its images - from your recent external experiences, but what those dream images represent is nearly always some part of yourself. So please read on.
(2) In early childhood a brother or sister is a natural object of jealousy and hatred. In the eyes of a small child the mother may seem to be favouring his or her sibling. When a second child is bom, the firstborn is especially likely to develop hostile feelings towards the new’ rival for mother’s attention and affection. Sometimes w’e carrv such jealous grievances (at an unconscious level) into adult life, w’here they continue to affect our behaviour and attitudes.
It is then imperative that w’e sort them out, face up to them, acknowledge them for w’hat they are, and so liberate ourselves from their damaging influence (see (3) below, second paragraph, on projections).
(3) An elder brother or sister (brother for a male dreamer, sister for a female dreamer) may represent your ‘other self (‘alter ego’), that side of your personality that has so far been neglected and undeveloped. Jung called it ‘the Shadow’’. We start adult life w’ith a self-image that is usually some sort of compromise between what w’e w’ant to be or do and w’hat parents or society at large seems to require of us.
If this self-image corresponds to our actual abilities, all may be well for a while; but a time mav come w hen wre need to give attention to other facets of our (potential) self. These other facets - our Shadow- - will show- themselves to us in dreams; and one form they take in dreams is that of an elder brother or sister.
People often project their shadow- on to a sibling of the same sex as themselves; and if it is not projected, it may express itself in all kinds of aw kward and embarrassing ways - astonishing rudeness, for example, or other antisocial behaviour. The contrast between your conscious ego and your alter ego mav be as startling as that between Jekvll and Hyde. Don’t be alarmed, though: remember alw-ays that your unconscious is vour ally - vour best friend - and even the most frightening or appalling things that reveal themselves in dreams as parts of vour unconscious are frightening or appalling, first, because of their unfamiliaritv and / or secondly, because, having been neglected and locked away in the dark, they tend to behave like a neglected child and mav become mutinous (on this phenomenon, see Demon). Pay proper attention and proper respect to them, and their threatening features will disappear; they will prove themselves valuable supplements to vour personal equipment for coping with life and achieving full satisfaction and wholeness. Introduce them into your consciousness, identify them and their needs, and give them a controlled and appropriate part to play in your waking life.
Incidentally, one test you can apply to check whether you have a neglected shadow-self is to ask yourself if there is some characteristic that you particularly dislike in other people (particularly your partner): a domineering tendency’, perhaps, or an over-liberal attitude, or whatever.
If there is (and of course you need a lot of honesty’ to admit this), then that characteristic is likely to belong to your shadow-self. We tend to project on to other people the dark, ‘nasty5 things that live in our own unconscious.
If something is going wrong in our life, we tend to put the blame on to other people, the government, or our parents; we look for some scapegoat to carry the blame. The blame, how ever, is ours, because we have not put our own house in order: we have not paid due attention to the demands of our unconscious and have not allowed our ‘other self proper scope for expression in our life.
(4) When a female dreams of a brother, or a male dreams of a sister, the brother / sister may represent w’hat Jung called the ‘soul-image’, w’hich is the masculine side of a woman’s personality (her animus) or the feminine side of a man’s personality (his anima). There would seem to be very basic differences between man and woman arising out of different biological functions (as well as less basic differences that owe their existence to social conditioning). There are w’hat have traditionally been called feminine qualities and capacities (such as gentleness, a caring disposition, creativeness, cooperativencss and relatedness, intuition) and, similarly, what have been called masculine qualities (such as aggressiveness and competitiveness, rationality’, and a tendency to analyse and look for differences). However, it is widclv accepted nowadays among psychotherapists that the male psyche also contains feminine qualities and the female psyche also contains masculine qualities, albeit often dormant and neglected, or repressed.
If you arc a man, do you admire the ‘masculine’ tv pc of woman? If vou do, vou may be in need of redressing the balance in vour psyche: vour feminine side
has possibly swamped your masculinity, and you now need to promote the latter. In your case, the anima will be rather masculine. This is just one instance of a general rule: the animus / anima will have the opposite characteristics to the conscious self-image.
Either male or female dreamers may find themselves in a dream in an heroic relationship to an anima / animus figure. A man may, in a dream, rescue a damsel in distress; a woman may waken a dead prince with a kiss. These should be seen as invitations to incorporate your anima / animus into vour conscious functioning, to rescue it from oblivion and neglect: to make Cinderella or the Frog-Prince your partner in life. Personal wholeness cannot be achieved without this. See also Cinderella, Frog, section (3), Marriage.
(5) A sister in a man’s dream or a brother in a woman’s dream may take the dreamer into some frightening abyss, to the bottom of the sea, or into a dark forest. This may represent the man’s anima or the woman’s animus leading the ego into the unconscious, to discover, for example, the deep emotional causes of a psychosomatic illness; the repressed rage that lies at the bottom of a chronic boredom; or the fount of energy or wisdom that can furnish a more fully satisfying existence. Literary and mythological representations of this can be found in the examples of Beatrice, who led Dante safely into hell and out again, and Ariadne, whose thread enabled Theseus to find his way out of the Cretan labyrinth after slaying the Minotaur. Both hell and labyrinths are symbols of the unconscious. See also Labyrinth, Monster, Underworld.
(6) Sometimes the anima / animus figure in a dream may appear in some way hostile or threatening. For example, in a man’s dream the anima may take the form of an enchantress, a femme fatale, seducing men into a lake or ocean. The watery depths may be seen as symbolizing the depths of the unconscious. The meaning of such a dream may be that the dreamer needs to explore his other - unconscious - self, despite (or, more accurately, because of) its frightening and threatening aspect. Water, however, is a symbol of the feminine, too. The meaning of the dream, therefore, might be that die dreamer is too heavily fixated on his mother and needs to liberate himself by asserting his masculinity and independence; in extreme cases the man might be in danger of being “possessed’ or ‘swallowed up’ by the feminine within his psyche. Such a dream may be, however, not a warning, but an invitation: the unconscious may be urging the man to get on better terms - equal terms - with the feminine side of his psyche. Give your anima / animus equality, and it will cease from its mutinous attempts to take over the whole of your psyche.
In the case of a woman, a dream may contain a male seducer: some Pied Piper animus figure. Again, the dreamer will have to decide whether such a dream is a warning or an invitation: a warning against being carried away by her masculinity (perhaps she has not resolved her early father fixation), or an invitation to discover and utilize her neglected masculinity. Commonsense and, above all, honesty should guide her to the correct understanding of the dream; and in any case, bear in mind what was said above about giving equality to the anima / animus.
(7) The unconscious compensates the conscious mind. It contains those qualities and capacities which the conscious mind lacks. In this sense it is the opposite of the conscious mind; hence its otherness, its alien appearance.
It follows, therefore, that the image that represents anima or animus in a dream may be the opposite of the psychological type to which the dreamer belongs. For example, if you are a woman of the intellectual type (i.e. if thinking is your strong point at the conscious level), your animus may be represented in dreams as a sentimental type (a romantic Don Juan, for instance).
If you are a sentimental woman (moved at the conscious level mainly by feelings - including moral feelings), your animus may show itself as a bearded professor or other intellectual figure.
If you are an intuitive woman (an artist, for instance), your animus mav take a muscular he-man form in dreams (the sensational type, functioning most strongly at the sensory level).
(8) If brother and sister appear together in a dream, this may symbolize either the tension of opposites, or the union of opposites. The opposites are the conscious and the unconscious contents of the psyche. Their union and interfusion are the means by which the self- the true self that is already within you but waits to be unfolded - is realized.
The appearance of this symbol will usually be an auspicious sign, meaning that, despite all appearances to the contrary, there is within you a latent and attainable order and harmony. But of course you - the conscious ego - must make that latent order real by paying loving attention to the needs of your unconscious opposite (like the prince who wakes the sleeping beauty with an embrace).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If a woman dreams of a younger brother, it can express either her own or her brother’s rivalry or vulnerability, but if she dreams of an older brother, it might signify her extrovert self.
The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling, expressive side of your personality and you can make contact with that side of yourself by understanding your sister’s personality.
If a man dreams of older sisters, it can represent anxiety but also caring.
If the sister is younger, however, she can symbolize the vulnerable side of the male dreamer.
If a woman dreams of younger sisters, it can suggest rivalry, but if she dreams of older sisters, she may be concerned about her own practicality.... The Element Encyclopedia
2- Any grouping of the masculine usually alerts us to the many sides and aspects of the masculine personality.
3- The Priesthood.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The lighter, the easier... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. Practical matters.
3. Waste and decay. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is a very serious color which is associated with the earth, dirt, or soil. Autumn is generally brown and it represents a season of dormancy and conservatism.
The brown in your dream may be symbolic of physical reality and earthiness. It may represent things in their barest form, and its interpretation may encourage you to add some light and depth into your daily life. See also: Colors... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Depression and foreboding, especially if hovering around you in the dream.
An earthy color that can indicate good foundations, practicality, and the potential for growth (e.g., “being down to earth”). Much depends on where or how the color appears in the dream.... The Language of Dreams
The tone is warm, calm, and motherly, feminine. Dressing in a brown dress in a dream means the dreamer has chosen a natural lifestyle or would like to live that way.
Depth Psychology: Brown is a mixture of orange and black.
It is the color that symbolizes a connection to the earth, humility, indestructibility, nature, earth, excrement, and emotional stamina.
It is passive but persistent.... Dreamers Dictionary
(2) Brown is also an autumnal colour and as such may signify a (feeling of) decline; low spirits or depression.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the brown is drab, this may reflect your own sense of melancholy and feeling of oppression, perhaps due to obligations and responsibilities. Brown is also the color of commitment or self-sufficiency, so your dream may be urging you to work hard and take control today, if you want to achieve anything tomorrow. Although brown generally draws its symbolism from the earth as a source of fertility and rejuvenation, it can on occasion symbolize the melancholy of rotting leaves. For Freudians, brown is the color of excrement, indicating not only the anal fixation of an orderly and obsessive character, but also a repressed desire for artistic creativity. Keywords: Worldliness, practicality, domestic and physical comfort, conservatism, and a materialistic character.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Colors)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Important information or truth you need to gather up (see Water). Remember, however, that one must go to the well and lower the bucket for it to be useful.
An alternative cup emblem that indicates more profuse quantities.... The Language of Dreams
2. Various aspects of self, personality.
3. A particularly complex, sensitive phase of life or situation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If he pays for the meat it means he will be compensated for his difficulties.
If not, he will not be compensated and will experience shock.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are drinking calomel tea you will allow yourself to be deceived to save a marriage or relationship. This is a warning that you are being used and should exit this relationship as soon as possible.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Singing.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream that you are on a carousel and unable stop or slow down so that you may dismount indicates disillusionment about the cycle of life and your place within it. Alternatively, you may be experiencing a lack of control and boredom at the repetitive nature of your waking life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are riding the carousel, then you are participating in life’s passages.
If you are watching the carousel, then you are not participating, but rather watching life pass you by. In this case, your dream is telling you to take a more active role in your life.
If this is a carousel at an airport’s baggage claim, then this is about patience and being reassured that that which is yours cannot pass you by. See Baggage Claim and Season.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Also see Crow)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Look carefully at things before doing something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is also said that holding or eating carrots in a dream means grieve and depression. Other dream interpreters hold carrots to represent the opposite and perceived benefits in seeing them in a dream, including the freedom of a prisoner from his jail.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The proverbial dangling carrot suggests temptation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream that the carrot is in your possession, then congratulations, you have what you’ve been looking for.
The carrot can also be a phallic symbol, showing you that you are being seduced.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is a prolific symbol because of the association of rabbits with carrots. It may also symbolize a lure, as in the expression, “dangle a carrot,” depending on how the carrot is experienced.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
It is likewise fortunate to dream of preparing them for cooking.... The Complete Dream Book
See also Vegetable(s) and Eating.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Pregnancy (baking).
3. New ideas. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are removing the casserole from the oven is a further indication that the idea is about to make itself clear and there may be great benefit if you put this idea into action as soon as possible.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you escaped injury and/or gave assistance in any way, the change will be a happy one; otherwise you would be well advised to avoid any form of risk in the year ahead.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
1- Almost universally the cauldron represents abundance, sustenance and nourishment. By association, the magic cauldron suggests fertility and the feminine power of transformation.
To dream of a cauldron, therefore, reconnects us with our basic principles.
2- Psychologically, when a cauldron appears in a dream we may need to take note of our intuitive abilities, or of our ability to create new things from simple ingredients.
3- Spiritually the cauldron symbolises renewal and rebirth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The symbol of the triune, primordial Goddess and birth giver (because of its shape and having three legs).
Fertility, femininity, and procreativity.
Magical power. In Indian mythos, Indra drank from three cauldrons to empower himself with mystical energy.
Wisdom, insight, and knowledge. According to Teutonic stories, there are three great cauldrons in the earth’s center containing beverages that impart these beneficial characteristics. Odin, the ruler of the gods, was believed to have drunk from all three.
Creativity. Among the Celts, the Cauldron of Cerridwen dispensed the muse to any who partook of it.... The Language of Dreams
The magic cauldron points to the womb and therefore suggests fertility and the feminine power of transformation.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
A cauldron can also represent the womb.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a cauldron, therefore, reconnects us with our basic principles.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dreamed of putting on a new outfit in one, good luck is ahead for you. However, if you dreamed of getting/being undressed in one, or being trapped in one, you will have setbacks and may not get everything you want.... My Dream Interpretation
A chat room also reflects a desire for anonymity, intimacy at a safe distance, and a desire for connection with people that share a mutual interest. This dream may be advising you to venture out and take your chats to the next level. See Internet.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Your dream childhood home can help give you clues about your current situation and help you examine your personality. What kind of house was it? Was it a large or small house, and did you think it was the same size when you were young? Are you still living in the same house? How many floors did it have? How many windows? What was its shape? Most of us live in square houses with corners, but some people’s houses are round with no corners. Some suggest this may have a profound effect on a person’s psychology because circles represent infinity and thus no restrictions. Can you remember what colors your house was painted in; how do those colors affect your feelings now? If something good always happened to you in a certain room, the color of that room may still make you happy for the rest of your life. Was there a place in your house where you went if you were miserable, or a place where something bad happened? What were the colors and shapes that were involved? Is it a dark place or a light place?
Although you are by no means doomed to repeat past mistakes, your dreaming mind may use your first home as an important reference throughout your life and you may often find yourself trying to work through current issues in the setting of this childhood home. Try to think of such dreams as an opportunity to reflect on your basic beliefs about home and family. Are you repeating patterns from your childhood in a current relationship and situation? Can your dream help you relate the past to your present life and to your life in the future?... The Element Encyclopedia
Rat (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
(Also see Citrus medica)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(See Bathing.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are a student, this dream can also reflect feelings or anxieties about real life classes. Also see “Art Class”, “History / History Class” and “Math / Math Class”.... My Dream Interpretation
If a young woman marries a clergyman in her dream, she will be the object of much mental distress, and the wayward hand of fortune will lead her into the morass of adversity. See Minister. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: In a woman’s dream: hearing a cock crowing: be careful when dealing with men. Seeing a rooster and a woman means satisfaction in all matters of love (for both sexes). Watching a cock laying eggs: play the lottery you just might win!
Depth Psychology: The cock is usually a symbol of masculine sexuality. Depending on how it appears in the dream, it is a warning about being too aggressive, or a sign of repressed masculine characteristics (if the rooster has been plucked). By the way, a rooster play’s mean tricks in order to copulate with hens.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you be single, it denotes an early marriage and a luxurious home.
To hear one at night is despair, and cause for tears you will have.
To dream of seeing cocks fight, you will leave your family because of quarrels and infidelity. This dream usually announces some unexpected and sorrowful events.
The cock warned the Apostle Peter when he was about to perjure himself. It may also warn you in a dream when the meshes of the world are swaying you from ``the straight line’’ of spiritual wisdom. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(2) It may simply mean dawn. See also Dawn.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Hiding yourself to survive.
The presence of cockroaches can reveal physical or psychological dirt that needs to be cleaned up.
Durability. These insects have the capacity to mutate against many poisons. Metaphorically, this may relate to societal poisons to your self-image.... The Language of Dreams
The negativity or contamination that is represented by the roaches may affect a great deal of your life. Thus, this may be a call to clean your psychological, emotional, and spiritual self.
(Also, examine your motives!) On a less dramatic note, cockroaches in our dreams may be associated with food and uncleanliness, so don’t leave the dishes for tomorrow!... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are having a stroke in your dream, is there an area of your life in which you feel unable to take action and about which you are feeling particularly frustrated? If you dream that you have cancer or some other lifethreatening disease, it is unlikely that you actually have the disease in question. However, if you are concerned and feel run down, it might be worth seeing your doctor. It is more likely that the cancer in your dream is referring to a person or a problem that is eating away at you and lowering your resistance in real life. Try to work out who or what it may be. On the other hand, you may know someone who is born under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, and the dream could be referring in some way to them.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see the gnostics of a land means increase in one’s knowledge.
To see the wise men of a land, means increase in one’s wisdom.
To see the preachers of a town in a dream means spiritual growth and increase in one’s happiness.
To see the righteous dwellers of a land and God’s trustees therein in a dream means increase in one’s devotion. Ifone sees past companions alive in a dream, it means prosperity, justice and economic growth for the inhabitants, coming from a God-fearing leadership.
If one sees himself resurrecting one of the companions, their followers or successors in a dream, it means that he will revive his practices and traditions.
If one sees himself turned into one of the known righteous companion or followers of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace in a dream, it means trials in one’s life to equal the exalted station of such blessed beings, though the end is praiseworthy.
(Also see Righteous people; Scholars)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If your dream featured a cedar, could this be a reference to Lebanon (just as a maple might be a reference to Canada)?
Perhaps you associate it with the precious furniture of the Middle East, or is it a reference to the Bible, in which it was often mentioned?
Common in graveyards, the cypress or false cypress is a symbol of the inevitability of death, but also conjures up the hope of rebirth and new beginnings.
Strongly associated with Christmas, the fir or spruce is linked to the birth of Jesus. The image in a dream may express strong positive or negative feelings about family occasions.
Traditionally associated with Christmas, holly is a dream symbol of family festivity and joy, mingled with pain.
If you dream of this fast-growing conifer, is someone trying to erect a boundary between you and them in waking life? Or perhaps you are undecided about something and are ’hedging your bets’?
If you dream of pine trees, are you pining for someone or something in waking life? A pine cone, depending on the context of your dream, may also symbolize masculine virility or feminine fecundity.... The Element Encyclopedia
Because of its location and function, this may be the workings of your mind in symbolic form, especially the higher functions (see Attic, Balcony).
Carefully controlling and evaluating ideals, and integrating them one at a time so that they are properly understood and applied.... The Language of Dreams
Folklore: Good sign.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For a young woman to be participating in a coronation, foretells that she will come into some surprising favor with distinguished personages. But if the coronation presents disagreeable incoherence in her dreams, then she may expect unsatisfactory states growing out of anticipated pleasure. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of being a part of coronation ceremonies predicts the acquisition of wealth.... The Complete Dream Book
Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of an infectious virus has the connotation of us having caught a contaminant or had it passed on to us. Our emotions and feelings may be out of sorts.
A virus is an infectious agent so from a spiritual viewpoint is a pollution or corruption of information or knowledge.
Dreams of illness may suggest that the dreamer should pay attention to health matters especially to the areas of the body revealed in the dream. (See also Infection, Vaccination).
If you dream of your own illness unpleasant changes will soon come into your life.
If you are ill in your dream, you’re being warned to pay attention to your health.
To feel sick in a dream is to be identifying a bad feeling which needs to be got rid of.
To be sick is to be attempting to get rid of the bad feeling. We may in everyday life be ‘sick’ of a relationship or situation we have.
Fear or lack of trust in social situations, encounters (a communicable disease).
If you are dealing with an actual disease, this dream could be helping you to heal or gain an insight into its remedy. See Disease, Sick and Venting Dreams.
Contagious or loathsome diseases in a dream presage unhappincss that can be avoided by the use of good judgment.
To dream of disease in general is a dream of contrary and signifies happy times ahead.
If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for
The dream could refer to physical or emotional health.
See also: Illness, Sick, disease.... Dreams
2. One has just been through a “trying” time. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The courtroom may also represent the act of courting another’s wishes or, literally, dating.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A situation in your waking life is giving you much worry. You may feel that you are being judged in some way. Other dreams about courtrooms (for example, attending a trial or being the lawyer) predicts short-term financial troubles. However, the long-term outlook is optimistic if you avoid wasting time thinking about the past. Look forward!... My Dream Interpretation
If your dream focuses on a law court, a judge or justice in general, this can indicate that your unconscious is trying to sort out right from wrong in your waking life; the moral confusion might be on a personal level or something to do with your social life. Such dreams may also be urging you to pay attention to your actions or to your attitude towards authority.
The image of a jury in a dream indicates struggles with peer group pressure. Perhaps you feel that others do not understand you or that you are being judged in some way? If you are a member of a jury in your dream, you may feel that you need to go along with the group or go it alone regarding a certain situation in your waking life. Alternatively, do you have to make a difficult decision in real life or an unpopular judgment?... The Element Encyclopedia
The few exceptions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disappeared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).
Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut problem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.
The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the example. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one becomes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a centre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.
The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.
A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological development. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.
If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.
The integration of experience.
which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.
Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.
1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.
2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method successfully.
3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.
4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular formation of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’
5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection between two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.
6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effective sewing machine.
The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing machine.
7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.
8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.
The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.
To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.
If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.
If the question still needs further insight, before going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.
For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.
In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.
If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need restructuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(See Sound of animals)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To be in a crockery store, indicates, if you are a merchant or business man, that you will look well to the details of your business and thereby experience profit.
To a young woman, this dream denotes that she will marry a sturdy and upright man.
An untidy store, with empty shelves, implies loss. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To young lovers this is a favorable dream. By it is predicted an early marriage with a desirable partner.
If the crockery is soiled, it is probable that some objection will have to be swept away before the marriage can take place.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of stepping on a crocodile’s back, you may expect to fall into trouble, from which you will have to struggle mightily to extricate yourself. Heed this warning when dreams of this nature visit you. Avoid giving your confidence even to friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. False emotion (“crocodile tears”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A crocodile in the water in a dream represents a person no one can trust, whether he is a friend or a foe.
A crocodile in a dream also represents a thief or an untruthful merchant.
If one sees a crocodile pulling him into the water where he kills him in the dream, it means that one will be caught by a policeman who will kill him, then steal his property.
If one escapes from the crocodile in the dream, it means that he will escape from such a danger in real life. In general, a crocodile in a dream means insolence, sins, a bandit, unlawful earnings, fear and depression. It may also mean the end of one’s life, portrayed by his drowning. Seeing him in water is bad while seeing him on dry land means that he is weak and humiliated.
If a crocodile pulls someone into the waters in a dream, it means that someone in authority will force him to do something he despises. Ifone sees himselfeating the meat or flesh of a crocodile, or if one sees himself dragging a crocodile out of the water in a dream, it means that he will triumph against his enemy or opponent.
(Also see Alligator; Policeman; Thief)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- To dream of crocodiles, or indeed any reptile, indicates we are looking at the frightening lower aspects of our nature. We may feel we have no control over these, and it would therefore be very easy to be devoured by them.
2- We are consumed bv our fear of death, or the death process. We must, however, go through this process in order to overcome death in order to be resurrected.
3- Liberation from the limitations of the world is symbolised by the crocodile.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vicious, snapping words spoken in haste; treachery or hypocrisy without thought to the consequences.
Falsehood, insincerity, and deception (as in crying “crocodile tears”).
As the guardian of the gate to the underworld, the crocodile also represents an obstacle to the threshold of the subconscious.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Looking at a crocodile is a warning about evil-minded people around you. Getting bitten by a crocodile: a dangerous situation is developing. Killing a crocodile: you are able to defeat a powerful enemy—usually your own negative energies.
Depth Psychology: The crocodile represents dark, stifling energies or negative attitudes. Fears, greed, or passion could literally “swallow you up.” However, with this dream your unconscious is saying that you can withstand these urges. Crying during the dream means you are crying “crocodile tears.” See Dragon.... Dreamers Dictionary
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If the Crocodile chases you it means success magnified in your affairs.
If he catches and bites you then you are slated for disappointments in love and business but if you see the crocodile dead then your success’ will be many, and beyond your wildest hopes.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you merely observed him, he’s a warning against untrustworthy associates who are trying to influence you adversely.
If he chased or threatened you, good luck is sure to follow, unless he caught or injured you, in which case you are in for a painful disappointment or business reverse; however, if you killed a crocodile or saw a dead one, you will have success beyond your wildest expectations.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) It may symbolize aggressiveness; or the shadowy world of instinct.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming of a crocodile, then, represents the dark and aggressive inclinations of your unconscious: betrayal, jealousy, resentment, etc.
It predicts a strong disappointment of your best friends.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Folklore: Luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Interesting new doors are about to open on your horizon.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A metaphysical interpretation of the crone, however, is that she is a primary instigator of spiritual growth that ushers a person who is stuck in their unconscious innocence to find their conscious power. Because the crone does not need a man for fertility purposes, nor does she need the popular opinion of people to feel at peace within herself, the crone represents independence and freedom, and one who makes up his/her own rules. See Witch.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The line may be any sort of line, such as a queue of people, a line of cars or whatever.
2- We must acknowledge our own ability to be diverted from truth and honesty.
3- Deviance from the norm in a spiritual sense can be a falling away of the standards we have set ourselves.
If we are aware of this on a spiritual level, a crooked line will often appear in a dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A crop that is consumed by fire in a dream means famine and drought.
If one sees himself walking through green fields in a dream, it means striving to do good, charitable deeds and leading a devout life not knowing whether his deeds will be accepted by God Almighty or not. As for a married person, planting the fields in a dream means that he will conceive a son, and for an unwed person it means that he will get married, while for a businessman in a dream, it means increase in his profits. Seeing a green crop in a dream means longevity, while a dried crop signifies the near end of one’s life. Plantingwheat in a dream means charity, and it will multiply one’s reward. Spike of grain or ears of grain mean a misfortune or miseries. Seeing barley corns in their fields in a dream means spiritual awakening and a conscious endeavor to do good. Ifone recognizes his crop in a dream, then they represent his worldly and spiritual deeds.
(Also see Farm; Harvest; Planting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a small crop in your fields, you have been negligent in using talents and abilities, short of selfappreciation and self-love.... The Dream Books Symbols
According to some superstitions, crops that have the shape of male genitalia are aphrodisiacal.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of seeing a person bearing a cross, you will be called on by missionaries to aid in charities. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. To an agnostic, a question as to whether one should believe or not.
3. To an atheist, a symbol of one’s disbelief in god and religion.
4. A hint that though one does not believe in god, one might someday.
5. If one pictures oneself being cruciﬁed, one is making a huge sacriﬁce for someone else. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the cross is colored the color has special significance to the interpretation.
A cross can be on an animal or a person and be an indication of a false religious belief or demonic doctrine... Christian Dream Symbols
According to Artemidorus, the 2nd century dream interpreter, it is a favorable sign for those who are going on a sea voyage, because ships were made of wood, and the masts took on the configuration of the cross.
For non-seafaring people, however, it is a sign of bad luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the cross is enclosed in a circle, it means there will be financial good luck.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The Celtic or Greek equidistant cross: An elemental balance and wholeness (see Pictographs).
Carrying a cross: Burdens that may not be yours to bear. Self-imposed martyrdom.
Protective energy. Carrying or wearing a cross was long considered a potent safeguard from evil, especially from vampires.
A Red Cross: Take special note of your health, as this suggests you may be overlooking a problem that could become serious with time.
According to Jung, other items that are symbolic of crosses include the ace of spades (see Cards), forked branches, anchors, and four-armed wheels.
If any of these appear in your dream, consider both entries for interpretive value.
A Saltire Cross (one rotated halfway) creates an X, marking the spot under which you should look for more answers, or to discover the treasures.... The Language of Dreams
A cross that is worn around the neck may point to devotion to Christ or it may mention that you have a cross to bear.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If you dream of holding or wearing a crucifix in your dream, you are a kind and modest person and these are the personal qualities that will win you love and success.... My Dream Interpretation
(1) It may mean simply ‘no-go’: that something in your life has come to an end; or that it ought to come to an end. Look deeper into yourself for new directions, in both senses of the word.
(2) It may be a crossroads sign. See also Crossroads.
(3) Is the cross in the dream a burden? If so, don’t be too ready to accept the notion that crosses have to be borne. Discover what it is in your life or in yourself that constitutes a ‘cross’, and then remove it - dissolve it with a proper self-love. Burdens prevent you from reaching your full stature as a person.
(4) The cross may be a symbol of death. It may be that your present self, or something in you, must ‘die’ as a necessary prelude to new and fuller life.
(5) It may be a symbol of martyrdom. Is the martyrdom something you feel as an oppressive and crippling restraint, or is it self-imposed? These are not absolute alternatives: what is consciously felt as an undeserved punishment may be unconsciously self-inflicted - for some imagined guiltiness.
(6) A crucifix (cross with the crucified one fastened to it) will carry the symbolism of crucifixion, which may be either martyrdom (as in (5) above), or severe restraining of‘bodily^ or ‘earthly5 desires. Alternatively, it may represent extreme neglect of some psychic component or function (for repression and suppression). Decide whether your unconscious is recommending or protesting against the rcpression / suppression, and act accordingly.
(7) The Greek cross, having all four arms of equal length, may symbolize wholeness: the unified psyche - the unification of conscious and unconscious. (The union of opposites is represented by the vertical and horizontal lines of the cross; wholeness is represented by the way the arms reach out to embrace reality in all directions.) See also Mandala... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
From a mystical point of view, the cross symbolizes the division nature in four sets: four seasons, four directions, four elements... Formerly, the cross contained the ideal human body.
It is also associated with the power of arboreal life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The earth is a circle divided into a cross by virtue of the North and South Poles combined with the eastern and western horizons. This makes the cross a truly universal symbol.
If you have a personal association with Christianity, then you must use this in your interpretation.
If not, still consider this a primal symbol representing the spiritual energy of all beings on Earth. Its presence in a dream may indicate a stirring of a mystical nature.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are religious and focus on the pain and suffering of Jesus, the cross could mean that you feel there are great burdens in your life that are almost too much to bear. You are being crucified—tortured— for the things in which you believe. The pain is unwarranted but you bear it all the same, and are seeking for a way to handle your problems. Yes, there may be troubles, but if you approach them with a joyful spirit and optimism, you will find a path through them. Your dreaming mind is telling you that you have the spiritual strength within you to overcome any hurdle.
If you are not religious, the cross could stand for a power in your life over which you have no control or that is trying to influence you. It could mean that you have a certain path you wish to take, but that forces are preventing you from taking that path. The cross may also represent something in your life that is wrong or forbidden, or something you need to cross off a list.
If the cross is upright as in +, this suggests correctness and self-assertion; but if the cross is in the shape of an x, it represents reaching out and wholeness.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are undecided which one to take, you are likely to let unimportant matters irritate you in a distressing manner. You will be better favored by fortune if you decide on your route. It may be after this dream you will have some important matter of business or love to decide. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: A cross is a sign of sorrow and misery to come. Praying in front of a cross: in a hopeless situation, unexpected help is on the way.
A cross on die side of the road: a warning about hard times ahead, but if you rely on your own strength, you can do what is necessary to get through. Seeing Christ on the cross: good fortune. Standing at a crossroads: a long-overdue decision can’t be postponed any longer.
Depth Psychology: The cross represents many things: it gives directions since the cross always points at one of the four points of the compass, but it also stands for great sorrow as well as renewal.
It is also a sign of begging kneeling in front of someone.
A crossroads indicates indecision, fear of taking the “wrong path.” It also could mean that this is a time to make changes.
The direction you are moving in the dream is important. Is it East, North, South, West?... Dreamers Dictionary
A crossroads implies the obvious: two possible paths lying ahead, and a choice to be made. Other symbols in the dream could hint as to the best possible path.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To see cross-bones as a monogram on an invitation to a funeral, which was sent out by a secret order, denotes that unnecessary fears will be entertained for some person, and events will transpire seemingly harsh, but of good import to the dreamer. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A woman in drag could be expressing a desire to be seen as more aggressive or powerful.
A man in drag might be considering what it would be like to be more receptive in the world and be perceived as more sensitive.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2- We may encounter something we cannot control, and which may control us.
To be crossing a field shows we could have a false sense of security, or may need to bring our feelings out into the open.
3- Crossing a river or chasm often depicts death, not necessarily a physical death but possibly spiritual change.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be crossing a field shows we could have a false sense of security, or may need to bring our feelings out into the open.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) Crossing the sea, going from one country to another, may symbolize a fundamental personal re-orientation; perhaps leaving conventional values behind in favour of values discovered within oneself.
(3) Even crossing the street may have similar significance. Pay attention also to the direction: are you crossing from left to right, or from right to left? See also Left, Right / Left.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If crossing a street, the obstacle is a social one. But if it is a natural barrier, the problem will likely be internal.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are crossing a field, you may need to bring your feelings out into the open. Crossing a river or chasm depicts the end of one phase or stage of life and the beginning of another. To dream that you are at a crossroad signifies that you have come to a point in your life where you have several options from which to choose, all of which will take you to different destinations. This dream suggests you need to make an important decision, often in relation to career or life changes. To turn left at the crossroad can indicate following your intuition, whilst to turn right can mean making logical decisions. To dream that you are walking down a long corridor signifies your desperation in trying to escape a repetitive situation or behavior patterns.... The Element Encyclopedia
A hearse passed us slowly with a child’s coffin’ (Mrs R). Crossroads represent decisions, as in the example. In trying to decide what direction to take, Mrs R still finds emotions tie her to the past, but the dead child shows she really knows the relationship has ended. Crossroads also have a certain amount of anxiety involved, as with crossing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Listen to advice, but in the final crunch rely on your own judgment or on your intuition if necessary.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are shown a forked road, the right path is the way of intuition and creativity and the left path is the way of the intellect. (Hint: take the right.)... The Dream Books Symbols
To turn right can obviously mean taking the correct path, but can also mean making logical decisions.
2- We are in a situation where two opposing forces are coming together, not in conflict but in harmony.
3- A magical but dangerous space, since we can go in any direction which seems appropriate.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To turn right can obviously mean taking the correct path, but can also mean making logical decisions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) Rarely, a crossroads may represent death. (People were sometimes, in earlier societies, buried at crossroads.) See also Dead / Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. Hint that one is overcomplicating particular problems, that one should simplify and use plain emotional insights rather than intellectualizing.
3. If there are ﬁlled-out sections of a crossword, these often have separate messages. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream may be a pun on “cross words” - that is, angry words directed at you, or aimed by you toward someone.... My Dream Interpretation
To hear crows cawing, you will be influenced by others to make a bad disposal of property.
To a young man, it is indicative of his succumbing to the wiles of designing women. See Raven. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Something magical is coming.
4. Removal of unwanted feelings, as the crow consumes carrion. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a crow speaks to someone in his dream, it means that he will beget a son who will grow to be a corrupt person.
If one sees a crow speaking to him in a dream, it could mean suffering from depression, then feeling better thereafter.
A crow in a dream also could signify migration, or separation between beloveds. Eating the flesh of a crow in a dream means receiving money from thieves. Seeing a crow standing before the courthouse in a dream means committing an offense and paying the price for one’s crime, or it could mean killing one’s brother, then regretting it.
If one sees a crow digging the earth in a dream, then it becomes a stronger indication of such a crime.
If a crow scratches someone’s face in a dream, it means dying from an illness or freezing to death from being lost in a forest during the winter. Receiving a crow as a gift in a dream means happiness.
A hooded crow in a dream represents longevity, a wealthy person, elderly people or it could represent wonderment about something when awakened.
A crow in a dream is also the messenger of winter, cold weather and adversities. Seeing a crow descending upon a noble house means that a corrupt person will marry a noble woman from that house. Seeing a piebald crow in a dream means an affliction that will befall one’s son. Owning such a piebald crow in a dream means having a bad son. Slaughtering such a crow in a dream means receiving news from a distant place. In that sense, if a piebald crow speaks to someone in a dream, it means begetting a son who will grow to be a despicable and a corrupt person. Seeing a flock of crows inside one’s house in a dream means gaining wealth and honor up to the end of one’s life. It also could represent people who speak ill of others or backbite them.
A crow in a dream also represents a vicious fighter who fights just for himself and who is keen at acquiring what he wants, or it could represent a grave digger or bad news, a bad omen, mismanagement of one’s life or business, a long journey, trouble, adversities or calling a curse upon someone, adultery or it could represent someone who mixes good with bad qualities. Seeing a jackdaw in a dream means a bad crop. Fighting a crow in a dream means fighting someone of such character. Holding a crow in one’s hand in a dream means self-deception and pride.
A crow inside one’s shop in a dream means a corrupt person in that company. Hunting crows in a dream means gains from unlawful sources. Seeing a crow standing over a grave in a dream means that one will die in that place, or that one will discover something about which he had no knowledge.
(Also see Baby crow; Carrion crow; Raven)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same is the interpretation of an old eagle and magpie. Imaam Ibne Sireen (RA) says that if a person sees an old eagle in his dream during the day, he will suffer from some serious illness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For the spintual seeker. Crow can come to represent the spiritual guidance that is available when you attune to nature.
The caw of the crow can announce a message of affirmation to a significant question in your life. In general, the crow is a mediator between your conscious mind and your higher self, helping you to navigate in a positive direction.
(See Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: The crow always represents a fear of failure. It also predicts bad luck or the death of a close relative.... Dreamers Dictionary
If more than one Crow is seen, the matter becomes very serious.... Mystic Dream Book
A crow in a dream may serve as a messenger from your unconscious.... My Dream Interpretation
He’s usually a forerunner of sadness though not necessarily grief.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Possibly, it may represent something in your psyche that can enrich or renew your life. (Crows sometimes fly high, and have therefore been regarded as messengers of the gods; or as emblems of fertility.) This might be true even if the crow in the dream frightened you: wc are often afraid of those dark parts of our psyche that nevertheless contain all that wc need for a fuller life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Associated with witchcraft and oneiric prophecy, some superstitions believe that dreams in which crows appear foretell the future.
If it flies above the dreamer, it predicts hazards and bad news. Dreaming that a loved one transforms into a crow predicts strong pains.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The negative aspect of father. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To see a crowd in a church, denotes that a death will be likely to affect you, or some slight unpleasantness may develop.
To see a crowd in the street, indicates unusual briskness in trade and a general air of prosperity will surround you.
To try to be heard in a crowd, foretells that you will push your interests ahead of all others.
To see a crowd is usually good, if too many are not wearing black or dull costumes.
To dream of seeing a hypnotist trying to hypnotize others, and then turn his attention on you, and fail to do so, indicates that a trouble is hanging above you which friends will not succeed in warding off. Yourself alone can avert the impending danger. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a merchant or a business man sees a crowd of people in a dream, it means growth in his business and increase in his clientele.
If a preacher sees that in his dream, it means that his followers will grow in number.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A crowd can also symbolize a compromise of your values, Ex. 23:2 NLT ... Christian Dream Symbols
1- Dreaming of being in a crowd could be indicative of the fact that we do not wish to stand out, or that we do not have a sense of direction at present. We may wish to camouflage our feelings from others, to get lost or even to hide our opinions.
2- We need to retain our anonymity, to create a facade for ourselves, or to join a group of like-minded people.
3- A crowd in spiritual terms suggests popular belief, or common religious feelings.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
People with whom you regularly interact. Potentially a Karmic circle that exists to help you learn and grow.
Feeling lost in a crowd: A sense of insignificance, of not knowing the power of the individual to make a difference. Alternatively, a type of desertion dream.... The Language of Dreams
A crowd you are a part of may suggest that you are going to witness something in the future that will affect the collective or the masses. It may point to feeling crowded and not being able to find your own space or position in life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are going along with the crowd, then this dream may be showing you that it is time to express your individuality.
If you are fitting in and enjoying yourself, then this dream reflects your ability to harmonize and be supported.
If you feel out of place in the crowd, then you may be dealing with pressure to conform and/or to exert yourself.
The crowd represents powerful energy, either good or bad, depending upon the consciousness and intent. As in the story of the Ugly Duckling, it is important to find the tribe/crowd that supports your true nature.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The type of people in the crowd may also be relevant.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See also Mob.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) The crowd may represent (your feelings towards) people in general. In this case you will probably be seeing a pattern that repeats itself in your everyday life - usually a negative one that you need to liberate yourself from.
(2) It may represent the multitude of forces, instincts, interests, etc. that fill your psyche, in which case your unconscious would seem to be urging you to pay attention to what is going on ‘down there’.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the majority of the people in the crowd are well dressed or wear bright colored clothes, soon you will meet many new friends.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A large crowd can suggest information overload, a crowd of problems or finding yourself in a situation that overwhelms you. A dream of feeling at one with a crowd—such as watching or singing along at a match or game in a sport’s arena—may have been emphasizing the security you derive from being with like-minded people. If, however, you do not feel at one with the crowd, your dreaming mind may be urging you to assert your individuality.
If you transformed into a cheerleader, your unconscious may have been highlighting the euphoria that you feel in waking life from being at one with the people around you. The denser and more claustrophobic the crowd in your dream, the greater and more demanding the problems in your waking life may seem; if you find a way out of the crowd or take control of it, your dream interpretation will be positive.
If you are trampled down in the crowd in your dream, this suggests that you need a great deal of help. Perhaps you are working too hard, caring for a sick relative or the problems you are facing are too overwhelming to deal with alone.
In dreams, unknown people in crowds or gatherings often represent aspects of yourself, such as your attitudes, strengths and anxieties. As social relationships are important for personal well-being and survival, such dreams also help you clarify your way of interacting with society in general. Are you in contact with the people in your dreams? Do you conform or rebel? Do you like the people in your dream and what do they mean to you? Questions like these will throw light on the meaning of your dream. Such dreams can also depict what public opinion thinks of you, so pay attention to the reaction of the people in the crowds.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreaming of being in a crowd may be indicative of our need to blend in; to not stand out, be accepted, and in some instances, cease thinking for ourselves.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If you’re not actually involved with the crowd, however, you may feel as if you’re “on the outside looking in” with regard to what’s going on in your immediate circle.
An angry, out-of-control mob implies turbulent emotions. You need to slow down, take a look at your feelings, and do what you can to make sense of them.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The dreamer will travel a long distance from home and form new relations. Fatal illness may also be the sad omen of this dream.
To dream that you wear a crown, signifies loss of personal property.
To dream of crowning a person, denotes your own worthiness.
To dream of talking with the President of the United States, denotes that you are interested in affairs of state, and sometimes show a great longing to be a politician. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. One feels that he/she deserves the highest reward available. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If she is married and pregnant, it means she will beget a son.
If a prisoner sees himself wearing a crown in a dream, it means that he will be released fromjail and regain his dignity. Wearing a crown studded or inlaid with gems in a dream is better than wearing a plain golden crown. Wearing a golden crown in a dream is also a bad omen.
If a widow sees herself wearing a crown studded with gems in a dream, it means marriage to a wealthy person from another country.
If the crown is made of gold in the dream, it means that she will marry an old man whom she will shortly inherit.
If an unjust ruler sees himself wearing a golden crown in a dream, it means that he will lose his eyesight, while if he sees himself wearing a golden crown inlaid with gems in the dream, it means establishing trading interests with a foreign country.
If a woman’s crown is stolen in a dream, it means the death of her husband.
(Also see Turban)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Since the Middle Ages, a crown made of straw has symbolized impermanence, which still is part of today’s dream interpretation. This crown of straw also points to Harvest, meaning that experiences from the past can now become useful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The crown can represent victory; and dedication, particularly to duty. We may have striven for something and our greatest victory has been against our own inertia.
A crown signifies victor)- over death and attainment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If it is a paper crown (as at a party), you are heading for a fall.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Is the crown being put on or taken off? If accepted, this reveals your acceptance of responsibility for your life.
If removed, perhaps you’re trying to set aside culpability for your actions (or lack thereof).
Greco-Roman: Hospitality. It was a common practice to present guests with crowns of decorative leaves so that they would be treated like kings while in the host’s home.
Developing leadership qualities, skills, or higher ideals (see Authority Figures).
What type of attitude does the person with the crown portray? Is it dictatorial or fair? This attitude reflects the way you treat yourself or others—either overly harsh, or fairly... The Language of Dreams
If a Cross is seen as well, then you will benefit through a death.... Mystic Dream Book
If she has a husband, then she will prevail considerably over [other] women.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
The diadem, the forerunner of the crown, was initially a simple white ribbon, ending in a knot and two stripes that were placed on the shoulders, that surrounded the head of the king to denote his authority. It signified being bound to his spiritual task.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The crown can represent dedication, particularly to duty. It suggests the attainment of knowledge. When a crown is highly decorated we acknowledge our past attainments.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A wreath of flowers worn around the head implies happiness and success in romance.
A laurel wreath indicates victory over problems in your life.
A paper or plastic crown, however, indicates insincere compliments from people with agendas of their own.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A silver crown suggests a health problem will clear up soon.
A paper crown foretells temptation which could damage your reputation if you do not resist it.
A crown made of flowers or leaves is a lucky omen for all your concerns.
A plastic crown suggests benefits through influential friends.... My Dream Interpretation
omen for all your concerns; a gold crown signifies unexpected honors; a silver crown indicates the clearing of a health problem; a plastic crown suggests benefits through influential friends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A crown of thorns means you are working on things, but there is still a lot to do; try to get out of your tendency to act the martyr and look at lessons more clearly.... The Dream Books Symbols
If the crown in your dream is made of flowers it announces future pleasures; if made of orange blossom, marriage; of ivy, friendship; of gold, dignity; of olive, wisdom; of thorns, sacrifice.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The “jewel in the crown” is what is most valuable.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For a woman, wearing a crown means marriage to a foreigner.
For a man, wearing a crown in a dream implies overcoming false allegations.
If a merchant sees himself wearing a crown in a dream, it means loss of business and influence.
If a ruler sees himself wearing a crown in a dream, it means failure in his religious commitment.
If a king sees his crown being taken away from him in a dream, it means that he may be killed or lose his kingdom.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If she is unmarried, she will soon marry a very dignified, respectable and influential man.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Looking at a crown is a warning: “Before you become a king you must first become the servant of the people.” The dream can also point to hidden ambitions and warn you not to set your sights too high.
If you are being crowned: expect to be handed a great task in the near future. See Emperor, King.
Depth Psychology: The crown is a sign of vanity and the need for admiration.
A damaged crown means your hopes have been dashed. Being crowned means imminent success.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dreamt that a crown or laurel wreath was placed on your head or a garland of flowers was placed around your neck, this could suggest that you crave to be acknowledged as head and shoulders above the rest in your waking life. As well as wish-fulfillment, such dreams can also be literal.
Perhaps you have recently been promoted at work or been given new authority over a number of people.... The Element Encyclopedia
A group of crows in community is known as a murder, and this twist on words adds an element of shadow to their medicine.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
It is a Christian symbol and you can think about what it means to you.
The other interpretation may be less spiritual and more of a reflection of how you are feeling.
A cross is a symbol of pain and suffering. Think if you are feeling as though you are being “crucified” by something that is going on in your life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
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
A cummerbund in a dream also represents one’s son or it could denote a bigman. Ifa ruler offers a cummerbund to someone in a dream, it means that he is appointing him to a high ranking position. Wearing a cummerbund without ornaments in a dream means that one will receive the help of a great and a noble person, including moral and financial support.
If one is rich, then it means that he will have a great friend to support him and whose inner thoughts and intentions are better than what one may think. Ifa poor person ties a cummerbund around his waist in a dream, it means extra earnings or power. Ifthe cummerbund is studded and adorned withjewels in the dream, then such jewels represent one’s helpers, supporters or obedient subjects. Such associates will carryon his commands whether they purport good or evil. Somehow, such a leader will also be unjust and hypocritical.
If the ornaments are made of iron in the dream, it means that his associates are a group of strong people.
If the ornaments are made from copper, then such associates care only for worldly gains. Ifthe ornaments are made from led in the dream, it means that they are weak people.
If the ornaments are made from silver in the dream, it means that the master or leader is a wealthy person and he will be followed by a strong son who will carry the work of his father. Ifone is given a cummerbund, and if he does not wear it in the dream, then it means travels.
A broken cummerbund in a dream means loss ofpower or perhaps one’s death.
If one sees a snake rather than a cummerbund around his waist in a dream, it represents a money belt.
A cummerbund in a dream also means work for a jobless person, a wife for an unmarried person, and should it be carrying many ornaments, then it means the added blessing of having several children.
(Also see Belt; Cincture; Waistband; Waist belt)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dam is also a term used for the perineum, the area between rectum and genitalia.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For a lover to place this rose in your hair, foretells that you will be deceived.
If a woman receives a bouquet of damask roses in springtime, she will have a faithful lover; but if she received them in winter, she will cherish blasted hopes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are given a bouquet or damask roses indicates that you will discover a true and honest companion in life.
For women, if you dream that you are given a damask rose and place it in you hair, this suggests that you will be swindled by an individual whom you considered to be a faithful friend.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If she receives a bouquet of them in the Springtime she will find true love but if it is winter her search will be fruitless.
To see the old fashioned rose bush in full foliage denotes a wedding in the family.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives. You may also like to consult the individual entries for airport and departing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see or find it destroyed signifies an unexpected triumph or gain.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The impulse to destroy and rebuild is archetypal. We are bound to that cycle so that new life can begin. Dreams which have destruction as a theme, or where you or someone else are destroying things or people often refer to releasing emotions or behavior that are destroying us. It can also represent an aspect of yourself that destroys relationships or promotes attitudes and opinions that destroy others’ dreams or potential.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams that present you with undisguised imagery—the roof falling in on you, or your car stalling on a motorway—may be warning signals to pay greater attention to the care and maintenance of yourself and the things around you. Other common images in nightmares and bad dreams include: menacing strangers, clifftops, dark woods, alleys, forests, heights and depths, land or sea storms, earthquakes, tidal waves, terrorist attacks, outbreaks of disease, friends or family who suddenly become cruel, dangerous, old or ugly, guns, knives and other weapons threatening you, car or plane crashes and being lost. All these scary images leave you with a sense that your place in the world is uncertain or shifting. You are out of control in a big way and your sense of self is eroding. Dreams in which your whole world is rocked or changed are clear symbols of fear, anxiety and a crisis in confidence. Dreams in which you sink slowly but inevitably into quicksand or are swallowed by an angry lion usually represent feelings of being overwhelmed in waking life. Dreams in which you are drowning have a similar interpretation. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Outward appearance, either physical, attitudinal or behavioral, needs to be improved. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A detergent appearing in a dream may indicate that it’s time to clean up a major problem or difficult situation you are facing.
A detergent may also symbolize an ingredient that, when added to a situation, may improve your image.
(See Tide laundry detergent.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are prone to such dreams, you might want to try asking your dreaming mind to show you a way off the mountain or out of the jungle, forest or bog just before you go to sleep. Your dream may respond by offering you another dream scenario that may contain symbolic clues to help you solve your waking problem.
Any problem, obstacle or irritation you face in dreamland, such as being unable to find a pen when you need one, light bulbs suddenly going out, being unable to pick something up, trying and failing to start a car or put up a deckchair or assemble a pushchair can suggest a problem in waking life that you are finding difficult to resolve. Your dreaming mind has thousands upon thousands of symbolic disguises to draw upon, so whenever things don’t go smoothly in dreamland, the chances are this indicates situations in waking life that you are struggling to resolve.... The Element Encyclopedia
So if you are digging in your dream, is there something you need to learn about your past? Or is there something you want to find out, a vital piece of information that will complete the picture? If you are uncovering an object or old bones, then you are probably becoming conscious of long buried memories and feelings from your past.
If you are trying to bury something, what are you trying to cover up or hide in waking life? Bear in mind the expressions associated with digging, too. Is someone having a dig at you in waking life? Did your dream reflect your entrenched, firmly held opinions? Or was your unconscious urging you to adopt a more down-to-earth approach? If you are a gardener, you will know that although the earth is the giver of sustenance, security and new life, each life cycle also has an end, so when earth figures in a dream, it may also indicate the end of a phase in life and the beginning of a new one
A dream about digging, watering or feeding the earth may therefore suggest your desire to begin a new phase. It could also depict your fear of unpalatable hidden truths being exposed in waking life. Anything growing from the earth in your dream shows something that has developed from the possibilities of your life, and who you are.
If your dream depicted you planting a seed, try to make a connection with your waking life. The dream seeds may refer to the planting of an intellectual or creative concept that has the potential to grow if placed in fertile ground and cared for. Then again, planting dreams may refer to your thoughts about starting a family. A dream of healthy crops may suggest that your waking ventures or family are flourishing.
If what you are taking from the earth is vegetables or things to eat, these are the fruits of your past efforts, and suggest benefits arising in your life. If, however, the earth in your dream is barren and nothing is growing, this could indicate that you are emotionally and physically exhausted by the demands of waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
A din road may comment that you have chosen a path that is a new frontier in that it is unpaved.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the dining room is empty or chaotic then you are dealing with unresolved family issues.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the feeling and events of the dream were positive, this means you are happy in a real life relationship.
If the dream was negative or frightening, you may be feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.
To dream of being alone in a dining room, especially if you were watching others eat, means you are feeling sad and left out. You need more fulfillment, love and friendship in your waking life.... My Dream Interpretation
A dining room is a place where food is shared with others. There are two elements to this image that bear consideration. One is the act of taking in nurturance and sustenance; the other is the desire to share this act in community. Whatever is happening in the dining room of your dream is a reflection of these principles in your waking life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If he takes off his garment in public and does not feel ashamed of his nakedness in a dream, it means that he will be credited for his honesty.
If the person is sick in real life, it means that he will recover. Ifhe is indebted, it means that he will repay his debts. Ifhe is seized with fear, it means that he will regain his peace. Nakedness in a dream also means injustice. Stripping a dead person of his shroud means divorce, loss in business, repentance from sins, or it could mean guidance.
(Also see Undress)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are indifferent to the affliction of others, expect great misfortune to knock on your door.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being in a serious, distressing situation is usually a sign that you are facing problems in real life. It also is a symbol of your own Tighrfistedness, which you need to remedy.
The emergency is an urgent warning to get out of a real-life situation immediately if serious losses are to be prevented!... Dreamers Dictionary
If one sees the Divine Throne missing one of its attributes in a dream, it means heedlessness and innovation. Seeing the Glorious Throne of God Almighty in a dream may entail whatever good or evil destiny one may go through. Seeing the Divine Throne in a dream also means receiving a high ranking position or assuming a noble function, if one qualifies, or it could represent one’s wife, house, vehicle, victory over his enemy, writing poems, or doing good deeds for the one who sees it in its perfect, radiant and glorious manifestation. Ifone sees the Divine Throne, and ifhe sees God Almighty sitting on it in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, determination and correct religious adherence.
If one sees himself sitting upon the Divine Throne and his Lord sitting under it in a dream, and ifone qualifies for governing, then it means that he will oppress the religious scholars, show arrogance and spread evil on earth.
If one does not qualify for governing, then it means that he will become a disobedient son to his parents, oppose his teacher, rebel against his superior, issue a verdict without knowledge, commit aggression against others, or if he is ajudge, he will be an unjust one.
(Also see Allah; Carriers ofthe Divine Throne; Chair)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are diving into water in your dream, this represents trying to find parts of yourself that have been repressed.
Dreams in which you are floating in warm water safely and calmly are amongst the most comforting and secure you can have. They may reflect a longing to be able to coast effortlessly through life, letting worries wash over you. But if you felt uneasy, such dreams may be mirroring your concern that you lack direction and power in waking life, and are just treading water as opportunities fly past you.
If you have a dream in which you are swimming calmly and happily through calm waters, this suggests a positive attitude to your waking life, as things are going well, or ‘swimmingly’, for you, and you feel in your element, be it at school, work or home. If, however, you dream that you are struggling against a current, it suggests inner conflict and the force of opinion against you in the waking world. In your dream, did you swim with the tide or continue with your struggle? If you found yourself out of your depth when you went swimming, this may mirror a sense of being out of your emotional depth. Drowning suggests that your emotions are overwhelming and engulfing you.
If a lifeboat appears, you believe your unconscious can throw you an emotional lifeline.
Where water is contained in a space, such as a bath or swimming pool, it signifies controlled emotion and restraint. A dream shower or bath in which you wash yourself may refer to a need to cleanse your emotions of negative influences, whilst a Jacuzzi may have sexual connotations. Being in a swimming pool may remind you of the importance of relaxation. A surreal underwater scene, in which you meet and interact with family and friends, may suggest that you have been too busy to take the time to connect emotionally with loved ones. It might be wise to slow down and devote more quality time to them in the real world.... The Element Encyclopedia
If there is someone in your life with Down syndrome, the dream may be interpreted more literally.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
In short—even when using this encyclopedia—you may find that you get stuck every now and again when interpreting your dreams.
If this happens, you may want to share your dreams with a dream partner. Another approach would be to join a dream group that meets weekly or monthly.
Most of us have dream partners, and we don’t even know it.
Friends, partners, co-workers: all of them have probably heard us say at one time or another:‘I had the strangest dream last night!’ Such interaction is normal, and can be helpful and insightful; there can be problems, however, especially if your dream partner appears in an unfavorable light in your dream, or disturbing images appear in your dream that might make for uncomfortable listening
A dream group is a group of people who meet on a regular basis to share and help each another understand the meaning of their dreams. A group may consist of two or up to twelve members, although from five to seven individuals in this type of group works very well. Some are professionally facilitated or led by a well-experienced dreamworker; others are leaderless or egalitarian. Some‘organizers’ of the group charge a fee for participation; others don’t.
Each group has its own unique ethics and procedures, often based on those processes developed for doing dream group work over the past few decades. One of the most popular is Dr Montague Ullman’s‘If it were my dream’ technique, or variations on that theme.
Most groups don’t try to mimic the dream analysis or interpretation that would take place in a therapeutic situation; the intent is rather to provide a safe environment in which to allow a dreamer to be respectfully heard and questioned, respectfully listening to the dreamer, questioning them and ultimately helping them to come to a better understanding of what their dream is communicating.
Sharing dreams with a partner or with a group can be beneficial to everyone. But when you are dealing with something of such a personal nature, there have to be guidelines:
Everyone has to remember that dream sharing is NOT therapy.
No matter how tempting, do not interpret anyone else’s dream for them. All you will be doing is reflecting your own feelings about the dream.
Respect the dreamer’s experience of the dream, no matter how much you may personally disagree.
For the partnership or group’s work to be successful, the dreamers must feel comfortable enough to express as much (or as little) of their emotions as they want. Remember that the dreamer is vulnerable, and go to all lengths to ensure confidentiality.
Treat the dreamer with gentleness. When the dreamer wants to stop a discussion, they must be able to without feeling an excuse is necessary. Never pressure a dreamer to talk, no matter how helpful you may think it would be.... The Element Encyclopedia
The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer anything like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in themselves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them.
It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour responses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or business situations.
If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a period of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more efficient.
The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by using dream processing.
Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experience and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream process is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates.
It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a massive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes information and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gathered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.
What is the main action in the dream? There is often an overall activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building something, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activities such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direction in life. When you have defined the action, look for further information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.
What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, soldier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in connection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.
Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.
What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, relaxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with.
It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.
If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.
Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . because! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.
The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.
Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.
If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.
What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or experience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dangerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray oneself graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.
Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.
The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.
The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.
If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.
If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.
Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or daydream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expression.
It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostility is in the dream but not fully expressed.
If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowledge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we express. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor creativity or inability to resolve problems.
Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.
A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.
Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Qidr : Cauldron, Cooking Pot; Qifah : large basket; Maa’idah : table-cloth; Musrrajah : lamp; Qas’ah trough)
Whatever is made from copper or lead such as cups, saucers, plates, trays kettles etc. they all symbolise a person’s servants and lads.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
You may well find that feelings of hostility or anger feature in these dreams because, along with deep feelings of sadness, there are also feelings of fury that the person you cared about has left you. You may have dreams that express how guilty you feel; for example, you may dream that you are once again tending your sick relative but your attention is focused elsewhere and you can’t make them feel comfortable; similarly, you may dream that you become sick yourself or try to prevent the death happening.
At some point, however, your dreams will begin to reflect the grief and awareness that your loved one has died. Perhaps you dream you are at a restaurant and suddenly realize you need to eat alone because your partner isn’t delayed. Such dreams are often characterized by deep sadness and tears, and it is quite normal to feel depressed after having one of these. You may find yourself revisiting earlier stages of your grief again at this time, and it is very common for dead people to come into dreams to let us know it is time to stop mourning. Even if your spiritual beliefs lead you to believe that the person who has died is still with you, you still need to go through the grieving and healing process, acknowledging all the good and bad feelings you had about this person and what their death means to you. Dreams can help you with this process and experts believe it typically takes around two years to fully pass through all the stages of grief.
But what if you are still having vivid and emotional dreams of a departed loved one ten years after their death? It’s possible that you are still holding onto feelings of love and anger. Perhaps you are stuck with your grief or are simply unable to process it. For example, you may dream that a loved one keeps turning up and shouting at you.
If you have always been taught that showing emotion is a sign of weakness, then such a harmful and narrow stereotype is interfering with the natural processes of grief. Your dreaming mind will therefore highlight the issues that are stopping you completing the grieving process and moving forward with your life.
If you find yourself unable to resolve ‘unfinished business’ and move beyond feeling stuck in the grief process, consulting a therapist could be helpful.
Bear in mind that that for which you mourn may not be solely your family, friends and pets. You grieve for what you have lost and your dreams may express your sense of loss concerning important objects, such as a home; important relationships, such as the end of a marriage; important projects, such as losing a job you loved; important dreams for the future, such as the loss of a baby due to a failed IVF attempt or miscarriage; and important feelings, such as the loss of trust if you have been the victim of a violent crime. Make note of whom or what you are mourning and try to ascertain which stage of grief you are in. Do your dreams reflect this and do they give you a suggestion for how far you might begin to accept the loss?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are wearing shorts, you may be outgrowing former pleasures and need to look to new experiences for your entertainment. On the other hand you may just be longing for the carefree days of holiday summer sun.... The Element Encyclopedia
A dressing room in a dream also represents a husband for a single girl, or a chaste and a hard-working wife for a single man.
(Also see Comb; Wardrobe)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of putting on a new outfit in one, good luck is ahead for you. However, if you dreamed of getting/being undressed in one, or being trapped in one, you will have setbacks and may not get everything you want.... My Dream Interpretation
A drive-through in a dream is asking you to examine your priorities and need to control things.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To lovers, this dream foretells congenial dispositions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Feelings of humiliation.
3. A need or desire to take life with a bit more humor and lightheartedness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Try to remember that moderation in all things is the better part of valor!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Clumsiness, perhaps in relationships.
3. Projects or responsibilities are slipping away (as in “to drop the ball”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the droppings are those of an eagle or a vulture in the dream, they mean dethroning a king or a leader.
(Also see Dung; Manure)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see others thus afflicted, denotes that you will hear from the absent shortly, and have tidings of their good health. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A short stretch of difﬁcult or lean times followed by better times. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see others drowning, and you go to their relief, signifies that you will aid your friend to high places, and will bring deserved happiness to yourself.
For a young woman to see her sweetheart drowned, denotes her bereavement by death. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Feelings of loss of self, identity.
3. Problems with mother or motherlike person.
4. Problems in an intimate relationship, often with communication and identity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself after coming out of the water wearing a green garment in a dream, it means that he will pursue the path of knowledge and succeed in acquiring it.
If one drowns and plunges to the bottom of the sea in a dream, it means that he will incur the wrath of someone in authority who will persecute him and cause him to perish. Drowning in a dream also means dying from an illness. Drowning in seawater in a dream means revival of one’s faith in God Almighty. Drowning in freshwater in a dream means becoming extremely wealthy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- When we are drowning in a dream this usually indicates we are in danger of being overwhelmed by emotions we cannot handle. We are fearful of allowing our emotions free expression. Drowning may also indicate a perceived inability to handle a stressful situation around us at the time of the dream.
2- We have allowed ourselves to be put in a situation over which we have no control. We may be ‘floundering around’ with no way of being able to escape from a difficulty we are in.
3- Drowning symbolises an immersion in the Sea of Life, and therefore a loss of ego.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If someone else is drowning, you will be involved in a minor scandal.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you die, your business will fail and a great loss will occur for you but if you are rescued and revived, then you will have a good friend step in and save your business. Other aspects of this dream deals with your relationships and can be interpreted as with a business.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Inundation; too many people making too many demands on the dreamer. Astrological/Tarot parallels: Cancer, The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
• Face your fears and explore what you’re feeling over emotional about. This can be a dream response to losing someone very close.
• It can also mean that you feel suffocated or dominated by someone in your life.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
(1) If there is some area of your life where you are - or feel - unable to ‘keep your head above water’, this is probably what the dream is about Dreams that follow may tell you what to do about the situation. You can cither change the situation or change yourself, so that you react differently, or remove yourself (physically) from the situation.
(2) Water may be a symbol of the unconscious, so drowning may express a threat or fear of being swallowed up or taken over - overwhelmed - by unconscious forces.
If there is such a threat, it will be from repressed and neglected contents of the unconscious. What have
you been bottling up? Consult a friend or, if need be, a psychotherapist. See also Flood.
(3) Since water may represent the feminine, your dream may be asking you to do something about a mother-attachment that is stunting your development as an individual in your own right. A man’s failure to free himself from such an attachment (which may be largely unconscious) may have disastrous results in his relations with women - in whom he will always seek his mother. A woman, unlike a man, doesn’t usually have to cope with the effects of an infantile incestuous fixation of her libido on her mother; but both Freud and Rank stressed the crucial influence of the mother on both male and female children: for all infants, male and female, the earliest deep attachment is to the mother, the source of nourishment. Moreover, for the achievement of normal development the female child must - according to Freud - perform the additional task of transferring her libidinal attachment from mother to father. Jung, too, regarded the liberating of oneself from psychological bondage to one’s mother as the first great step in the process of self- realization. (For self-realization) See also Mother.
(4) Drowning may simply mean death; or may be a symbol of death- and-rebirth. See also Baptism, Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you drown in dangerous waters, you may be afraid to be absorbed by the hidden power of your unconscious, as if you were giving yourself to it too quickly. In these cases, it is helpful to discuss these fears with a friend so they can restore your sense of reality. From the emotional point of view, you may also be afraid to sink into your problems. You should make sure you are on firm ground before making any decision.
If, while you are drowning, someone rescues you, it is considered a good omen for business. The contrary applies if nobody comes to help.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The presence of panic in a dream of drowning is a signal of resistance to the emotional change that is afoot.
The more intense the panic, the greater the resistance you are expressing. Being able to breathe, or at least function normally, underwater is a common dream image. While this is not generally experienced by the dreamer as a drowning dream, the meaning connects to the same concept of grace and ease with emotional overwhelm.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This need not being entirely negative; being forced to face issues one has been avoiding can have a positive outcome. Water also symbolizes the emotions, and dreams about drowning sometimes occur during periods of crisis (e.g., loss of a loved one) when one feels overwhelmed by emotions. Finally, drowning sometimes is initiatory symbolism, indicating that the dreamer is entering a new stage of development and “dying” to the old self.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If your relationships are not the issue, your dream could reflect any situation where you feel you’ve lost control. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to keep your head above water financially, or feeling out of your depth in some other area of your life.
Maybe you have taken on so many responsibilities that you are inundated with demands on your time and energy.
A dream about drowning can sometimes reflect a health challenge. If you suffer from water retention, the dream could be a warning that your condition is getting worse. It would be wise to see your doctor as a precautionary measure.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Am I afraid of being overwhelmed by my feelings?
Am I in a situation that I feel helpless to control?
Am I inundated with demands on my time and energy?
Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.
Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees himself harkening to another person in a dream, it means that he desires to defame him or expose his pitfalls.
If one sees himself listening to some talks of which he follows the better avenues in the dream, it means that he will receive glad tidings.
If one sees himself listening to admonition but ignoring it in a dream, it means that he lies as a habit.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The chances are all in favor of its being successful.... The Complete Dream Book
(Also see Monogram)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a married man to see embroidery, signifies a new member in his household, For a lover, this denotes a wise and economical wife. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Need to give a project a little extra something to make it acceptable. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is good luck in matters of the heart for a woman to dream of embroidering.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are dialing 911, then you are calling out for help. You are in a situation that leaves you feeling helpless and you need support to return to balance. See Hospital.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we are under stress in waking life we may dream of an emergency and equally if there is an emergency in real life we may dream of explosions and other such images.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Folklore: Your wishes will be fulfilled quickly.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the emperor is from a foreign country, there will be possibilities of a trip that will not bring you great benefits. Finally, pleading with such authority indicates a concern in the romantic ground.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you see both emperor and empress, they represent your parents. What the emperor or empress is doing is important for getting specific information about the dream’s meaning.
If you are the emperor or the empress: don’t set your hopes too high. Being a servant at the court of an emperor means support from a person of authority.
Depth Psychology: Being the emperor or the empress: you are expecting too much and will face disappointments. See King.... Dreamers Dictionary
** Try to control your impulses: However, if your dream concerned an abnormal lack of energy, you are probably pushing yourself and a medical checkup is suggested.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
According to both the modern physicists’ view and that of mystics, matter is nothing more than a manifestation of energy. The same view underlies the practice of homeopathy, which acts on the psychic energy, not on the material level; and acupuncture and acupressure. Get your energies working in a harmonious and positive way, and you will have a healthy body (though, of course, muscles won’t develop without exercise). (The earliest known ‘concept5 of the Ultimate Reality / God is represented by the Melanesian word mana, which means energy or power.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols