What does it mean to see an volcano in a dream?

Volcano Dream Meaning: From 31 Different Sources

Erupting or dormant, a volcano may be a warning that some frustrated part of you (e.g. your sexuality) is likely to create havoc unless you allow it expression in your life. This may entail removing guilt-feelings and fears that have inhibited its expression in the past.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Long held emotions or hurts.

If erupting: emo­tional release—possibly hurts from many years past will sur­face and, if allowed, express in a healing way.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

A symbol of the end times or God’s judgment

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

A volcano is symbolic of the possibility for a rageful, destructive expression after prolonged constraint or restraint.

The outer image of the volcano reveals the aftermath of the essence of this symbol: constraint or restraint.

The earth’s crust can only hold back the brewing force of heat and combustion for so long before the buildup of pressure generates an explosive eruption that permanently changes the landscape.

The intense heat and molten lava connect to feelings of rage, anger, and any other suppressed emotions of great power.

The eruption is the breaking point that is either imminent or close at hand.

A dormant volcano connects to past issues of pent-up stressors that no longer threaten your comfort and safety. An active volcano indicates an ongoing, volatile situation that is still emitting steam and could erupt again at any moment.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

1. Judgement;

2. Emotional instability;

3. Unpredictable; Isa. 5:24-25; Ezek. 22:20.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

A suppressed problem of surmounting proportion that erupts with the fire of affliction; see “fire” and “mountain”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

A volcano is representative of spiritual deeply held passion. This can sometimes erupt with frightening results, if we do not learn to express ourselves properly. Frustration often gives rise to the image of an active volcano.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: An erupting volcano usually signifies that we are not in control of a situation or of our emotions – of which there may be a hurtful release.

If the lava is more noticeable, feelings will run very deep.

If the lava has cooled there has been a deep passion that has now cooled off.

If the explosiveness is more noticeable, and seems more recent, anger may be more prominent.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: The image of a volcano in dreams is a very telling one, partly because of its unpredictability.

To dream of a volcano being extinct can indicate either that we have ‘killed off ’ our passions, or that a difficult situation has come to an end. This may be one that has been around for some time.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Universal Landscape: Feeling rage; destructive expression after prolonged constraint or restraint.

Dreaming Lens: Were you near the volcano? Were you under its reach? Were you witnessing it from above or at a distance? Was it erupting? Was it dormant? Were there people in harm’s way? Were you experiencing fear? Were you exhilarated?

Personal Focus: The outer image of the volcano reveals the aftermath of the essence of this symbol: constraint or restraint. The Earth’s crust can only hold back the brewing force of heat and combustion for so long before the build up of pressure generates an explosive eruption that permanently changes the landscape.

The intense heat and molten lava connect to feelings of rage, anger, and any other suppressed emotions of great power. The eruption would be the breaking point that is either imminent or close at hand. A dormant volcano connects to past issues of pent-up stressors no longer threatening your comfort and safety. An active volcano indicates an ongoing, volatile situation that may just currently be emitting steam, but can re-erupt at any moment. The lava flow itself is the dangerous aftermath of expressing feelings of rage. The ash that rains down after the explosion aligns with the way an outburst tends to leave the entire environment coated with some evidence of the conflict.

Whatever is at risk of being destroyed by a volcano will reveal the parts of life that feel vulnerable to the experience of withheld anger. A city or town might indicate that your social associations and circles of friends play an important role. A lush valley might point to the dissolution of serenity. An urban center might mean that institutions or your greater community is at the cause of your building frustration. Whatever lies in the path of a volcano’s destruction can be explored for clues to what your unconscious is harboring resentment toward. Evacuate, if you can.

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream | Dr. Michael Lennox

To dream of a volcano represents your innermost thoughts. You have carefully hidden dangerous and violent tendencies from those around you.

The volcano may also indicate your character has been maligned by someone near to you.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

A dream about an erupting volcano often represents an emotional eruption that is building up within the dreamer’s psyche, and hence is a warning to the individual to let off steam before a blowup.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Vision: Dreaming about a volcano: dangerous passions are boiling—find an appropriate outlet or pay the consequences of making bad choices.

Depth Psychology: The dream is a warning about extreme emotional outbursts, because suppressed feelings and urges want attention. You are experiencing a powerful self-cleansing.

The process will be painful at times, because awareness does not come without pain. See Crater, Explosion, Fire, Mountain.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

Quarrels and disagreements in life.

Indian Interpretation of Dreams | Indian - Anonymous

Drives repressed and drives released, stress or stress reduction. This implies a “test by fire.” What is innermost comes to the surface. It might express a fantasy of merging in a relationship, or fusion of different parts of the Self in a developing personality. Also, what was hard is made to flow again.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

Dreaming about a volcano means the dreamer is in danger of losing a close friendship if she is not honest with that person.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

To dream of a Volcano foretells great disagreements, family jars, and lovers’ quarrels.

To a man of commerce it portends dishonest servants, and a robbery or some sad convulsion.

To lovers it is a sign that all deceit, intrigue, base designs, on one side or the other will be exploded, and the designer will be branded with the contempt and execration so justly deserved.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Repressed emotions: rage, passion.

2. Violent disputes.

3. Uncontrollable events in the offing (erupting).

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

To dream that you see a volcano indicates that you must control your emotions. See Mountain.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

See Eruption and Venting Dreams.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1- The image of a volcano in dreams is a very telling one, partly because of its unpredictability.

To dream of a volcano being extinct can indicate either that we have ‘killed off’ our passions, or that a difficult situation has come to an end. This may be one that has been around for some time.

2- An erupting volcano usually signifies that we are not in control of a situation or of our emotions of which there may be a hurtful release.

If the lava is more prominent feelings will run very deep.

If the lava has cooled there has been a deep passion which has now coolcd off.

If the explosiveness is more noticeable, anger may be more prominent.

3- A volcano is representative of spiritual deeply held passion. This can sometimes erupt with frightening results.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To see a volcano in your dreams, signifies that you will be in violent disputes, which threaten your reputation as a fair dealing and honest citizen.

For a young woman, it means that her selfishness and greed will lead her into intricate adventures.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Volcanic eruptions in dreams usually represent our erupting emotions. Feelings that you may be harboring during the day might take the form of a volcanic eruption in a dream state.

The unconscious psyche might be releasing positive or negative feelings in a safety of a dream.

(E.g. Strong sexual feelings, passion, anger, rage, and fear.) Superstition-based dream interpretations say that poring lava is a warning about poor health.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Sexual Energy; emotions.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Represents the explosion of hidden and repressed passions. Depending on the context in the dream, you could determining if this eruption will be positive or negative. In either case, you should take caution that your aggressiveness and the depart of your destructive feelings could play tricks. In this sense, it is important not to inhibit your own emotions for too long. Contrarily, before or after, the will explode.

If the volcano is extinct, it means that you are regressing. (See CATASTROPHES and EARTHQUAKE)

Dreaming of a volcano preludes a period of peace and happiness. Superstition also says that if you are nearly engulfed in flames, this happiness will increase.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

In eruption, a volcano is a sign of failure. It presages death to a near relative.

An extinct volcano is an omen of sickness to one of your friends.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

An erupting volcano signifies that you have been ignoring a potentially dangerous situation which you will have to adjust: the sooner you do it, the easier it will be —stop drifting.

\ smoking volcano is a sign of a passionate love affair based on deceit: brake the habit before it breaks you.

An inactive volcano is a warning against new ventures; don’t make any mportant changes for a few months.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Eruption of suppressed emotions. See Explosion.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

(see Disaster)

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

Dreaming of a volcano usually symbolizes our emotional state.

If a volcano erupts in your dream, you may be holding in negative emotions, allowing them to build up within you.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

lucky numbers: 11-15-25-26-29-31

erupting, a: emotions are pouring out of a crack in your outer self.

extinct: toss old, painful memories in the crater to conclude matters.

hot, active: your passion is about to erupt over a pressing need for money.

lava covering town: are consumed with anger.

lover dreaming of a: deceit and intrigue by another.

man: have dishonest servants leading you astray.

woman: have frightened up old emotions and pain.

of a: are involved in high-risk activities, let off some steam first.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

The Meaning About Dreaming A Volcano | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Volcano


Caused by built-up mental anguish that must be relieved, i. E. An emotional volcano... eruption dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited


(Concealment; Gloom; Dream; Life; Rains; Skies; Soldiers; SUfferings; Vapor; Water) In a dream, clouds represent the course of life which provides people with rainwater to drink, water to wash their dirt, water for their crops and sustenance. Clouds in a dream also represent knowledge, understanding, wisdom, clarity as they show the divine kindness. Clouds in a dream also represent an army or friends who carry the water and the water represents life and the original element from which they were created. Clouds in a dream also represent ships, airplanes, or if they are black or carry stones or bring thunder, then they represent the antagonistic character of a leader who deprives his people from their rights or causes them to suffer through restrictive laws or harsh mandates. Ifone sees a cloud inside his house or descending upon him in his room in a dream, it means that he will join the company of believers or receives an award, or that he is endowed with wisdom, or should he wish for a child, his wife will conceive one. If he is a merchant, it means that his merchandise will arrive to its port of destination. If one sees himself riding over a cloud in a dream, it means exaltation or marriage to a pious woman, or that one will attend a pilgrimage should it be his wish. Otherwise, should he wish for it, he will become renowned for his knowledge and wisdom. Should he qualify, it means that he will lead an army, or that he will rise in rank, or that he will be sent as an emissary of his government or as an ambassador. Ifpeople are expecting clouds to water their farms, and should one see masses of clear clouds carrying rains and coming in that direction in the dream, it means a calamity. If the clouds carry poisonous rains or acid rains or polluted rains, or if they are driven by heavy winds, or if they carry fires or dust or ashes or rocks from a volcano, they mean that a calamity will strike that locality, or that they will receive news about travellers the majority of whom will perish during a trip. Clouds alsomean innovations and manmadereligions thatmayspread throughout the land. If one sees himself merging with the clouds in a dream, it means that he associates himself with a person in authority or a wise man or a man of knowledge. Ifone sees himself eating clouds in his dream, it means that he will gain lawfully earned money from such a person, or that perhaps he may gain wisdom. If one sees himself amassing clouds in a dream, it means that he will learn wisdom at the hand of a close associate. If one sees himself mixing with the clouds but does not carry anything out of them in a dream, it means that he will mix with people of knowledge and learn nothing from what they say, or practice nothing of what they teach. If one sees himself riding over the clouds in a dream, it means that he may become famous for his wisdom and knowledge. If one sees his own son turned into a cloud in a dream, it means that he earns his livelihood from teachingwisdom or religious knowledge to others. Black clouds in a dream mean wisdom, forbearance, honesty andjoy. Ifthe black clouds also carry a threat or cause fear in the dream, it means that one will be reprimanded by such a wise person. If one sees himself building a house over a cloud in a dream, it means that he lives an honest life, earns lawful money and lives his life with wisdom and integrity. If one builds a palace over a cloud in a dream, it means that through his wisdom, he avoids committing sins. It also means that he prospers from such a wisdom or builds a palace in paradise with his deeds. Ifone sees a cloud in his hand and rain falling from it in a dream, it denotes the wisdom he speaks. If one turns into a rainy cloud in a dream, it means that he lives wealthy and benefits people from his money. If one turns into a cloud that rains gold in a dream, it means that he will learn wisdom from a great man. Clouds in a dream also represent the people in authority who do others favors and ask for no reward. If one hears a human sound calling him from behind a cloud in a dream, it means that God willing he will attend a pilgrimage. (See Invisible caller). A black cloud in a dream also represents a just judge, while a white cloud represents a blessed and a noble justice. Clouds in season in a dream represent benefits, profits and prosperity. A mass of black clouds carrying no rain in a dream mean benefits, extreme cold, sadness or sorrow. Red clouds in a dream mean distress, adversities or a sickness. A cloud covering a town in a dream means blessings. If the person who sees such black clouds in his dream is intending to take a trip, it will take place, though his safety cannot be insured. On the other hand, if he is unhappy about something, then if he sees such a dream, it means that his sorrow will be dispelled. White clouds in a dream are a sign of work, ajob or business. Rising fog in a dream means taking ajourney, or returning from one. Red clouds in a dream means lack of work. Agloomy cloud in a dream means stress. Ifone sees clouds welcoming him in a dream, it means glad tidings. Ifhe is an evil person, it means a calamity and a chastisement for his sins. If one sees clouds covering the sun in a dream, it means that the ruler of that land is ill. If one sees himself wearing a shirt of clouds in a dream, it means blessings that God Almighty has favored him with. Clouds in a dream also represent virtues, miracles, favors, rains, love and blessings, because they also appear when a prophet or a saint pray for rain or to shelter a blessed person from the heat of the sun. Clouds in a dream also mean travel by sea or air. ... clouds dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation


see Volcano... lava dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary


(see Accident, Lightning, Stor??is)Warning or fear of danger. Alternatively, consternation over your ability to survive upheavals. Avalanche: Feeling trapped, frozen, or unable to act. Or, an overwhelmingly heavy burden that you feel was thrust upon you unwillingly (see Ice, Snow). Cave in: Tlie crumbling of foundations or an insecure position. Also a type of burial dream. Earthquake: Something is shaking your foundations, potentially to the core of what you regard as truth. Alternatively, breaking up with, or away from, a person, organization, job, or situation. Flood: Feeling swept away by uncontrolled emotions or overpowering circumstances. Alternatively, a thorough cleansing before a new start (see Water). Hurricane or tornado: An alternative symbol of the air element, which relates to the mind, voice, or breath. In this case, however, the element is destructive, probably revealing ill-health or an overly active conscious mind that does not allow the intuitive self through. If related specifically to speech, this symbolizes an individual whose loudmouthed nature destrovs much of what it contacts. Landslide: Backward movement or retreat. Returning to old thought forms and behavior patterns. Oil spill: A renewed awareness of personal responsibility toward nature. Alternatively, a defiled trust, the adulteration of an ideal, or a slipperv situation. Volcano: These are Earth’s cauldrons that stir up your temper or other hot feelings that have already been building to the point of violent eruptions (see Fire). Find a safe outlet before someone gets hurt. If the volcano exhibits a slow lava flow, this represents a gradual venting of emotions. ... disasters dream meaning

The Language of Dreams


(see Disasters, Fire)As the child of a volcano, this stone represents creative eruptions of some type. This is a flash of insight, bridging artistic obstacles, and resulting in true genius. Hawaii: Health and well-being, especially if someone is seen in a circle of lava stones. More drastic healing and cleansing is symbolized by being within hot, flowing lava. Reciprocity with nature. Hawaiian lore claims that the goddess Pele does not allow anyone to take lava stones without leaving a small offering first that acknowledges the gift of the earth. Flowing lava becomes a river of fire, indicating a similarly fiery course for your life right now. However, lava does cool eventually, as will circumstances. With the settling, new foundations will develop. ... lava dream meaning

The Language of Dreams


Depth Psychology: A hot, active crater is a warning about too much passion and cravings that are about to erupt. An extinct crater means you have largely overcome old, painful memories. See Volcano. ... crater dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary


Vision: Witnessing an explosion: you are threatened by an alarming, unexpected event. Suddenly waking up immediately after a dream: a physical problem. Seeing an explosion: your present restlessness is temporary. Seeing dead people after an explosion: escaping at the last moment from a dangerous situation, unscathed. This symbol is a sign of severe tension that is about to explode. See Bomb, Dynamite. However, anxieties and tension will just as suddenly disappear. Why are you about to explode? What kind of volcano inside you is waiting to erupt?... explosion dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary


Depth Psychology: Repressed (unconscious) feelings and emotions are going to erupt soon. See Crater, Heat, Mountain, Volcano. ... lava dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary


Symbol: Mountains symbolize the place where heaven and earth meet. They also stand for personal progress. Vision: Seeing mountains in the distance: be prepared for misunderstandings in the near future. Climbing a mountain successfully: you are not afraid of emotional hurdles of any kind. However, if your climb is difficult, it might mean that you might have set your goals too high. Seeing a volcano: danger or unpleasant events are imminent. Coming down from a mountain: you have overcome difficulties, gained new insights—now get your just reward. Seeing a Castle, or several castles on a mountain: financial gains. Seeing Ruins at the top of a mountain: a warning about the loss of vitality’. Depth Psychology: Mountains symbolize situations in your life that might cause ruin. Mountains may also have great spiritual meaning if you feci you have been lifted above the dark or seamy side of life. A mountain symbolizes obstacles that need to be met head on. Reaching the summit of a mountain: you have gained new insight. ... mountains dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary


Dreams of acne represent shame, self-criticism, unexpressed rage, and that something is boiling under the surface and it is ready to be popped. See Volcano. ... acne dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations


Dreams of this tropical paradise represents being nurtured by nature and paradise; you are connecting with your inner beauty and bounty. See Island and Volcano. ... hawaii dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations


Dreams of lava symbolize the melting down of your ego walls. You are dealing with intense passionate feelings that are bubbling up to the surface, and you are allowing suppressed emotions to erupt. See Volcano and Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams. ... lava dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations


See explode / explosion and volcano... eruption dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile


Psychological / emotional perspective: An extinct volcano suggests that we have become aware of old feelings and emotions that are not relevant in the present circumstances. ... extinct dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile


See volcano... lava dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile


If you dream of flowing lava, your selfishness may lead you into complicated adventures. This dream could also represent your strong romantic passions and feelings. Also check the meaning for “volcano. ”... lava dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation


The eruption of a volcano or other natural phenomena such as a geyser forecasts a sudden change for the better. See also Skin, etc. ... eruption dream meaning

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams


Molten rock, seen in a dream, coming from a volcano, is a sign that your social life will become more exciting, but you may have to juggle your budget to keep up; however, you should find the effort worthwhile. ... lava dream meaning

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams


see Bomb, Volcano... explosion dream meaning

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


(1) If in a dream you behave violently towards a person or animal, some deep-seated anger or resentment is indicated, particularly if such behaviour recurs in your dreams. The cause may be frustration of a basic desire. Guilt-feelings caused by a desire that was (perhaps wrongly) felt to be illegitimate may be accompanied by anger, either directed outwards against someone (perhaps a parent) who forbade the fulfilment of the desire, or directed inwards against yourself as a form of self-punishment. Therefore, if in a dream you are a victim of violence, this may be a symbol of your tendency to punish yourself. (2) Even where the violence is obviously directed towards someone else, it may indicate anxiety. For example, a man who dreams of cruel sex with a woman is almost certainly afraid of women and afraid of - guilty about - his own sexuality. The cause of the guilt and anxiety needs to be uncovered, even if it means seeing a psychotherapist. (3) A violent explosion - volcano, bomb, etc. - will usually mean that some part of you is frustrated and ready to wreak havoc in your life if you continue to deny it expression. See also Bomb, Volcano. NB Our violence is caused by emotions taking us over; and such emotional take-overs are the result of frustrated healthy desires. ... violence dream meaning

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


Dreams about earthquakes, landslides and volcanoes all point to inner turmoil or emotional conflict that is shaking the foundation of the dreamer’s world. The dream may often come close to being a nightmare, but such dreams are warning you about something that is going on in your waking life to which you need to pay attention. A dream about a natural disaster is unlikely to be prophetic; it is more likely to be referring to something dangerous in your waking life. For example, an avalanche dream may refer to oppressive forces in waking life threatening to overwhelm you—an avalanche of responsibility, for example, that accompanies the birth of a new child. If you are swept away in the dream, you are being urged to find something, or someone, to hold onto in waking life to regain stability. If you dreamed that the earth was cracking open beneath you, this threat may be echoed in changes at work or insecurity within a relationship. An explosion may reflect sudden changes in waking life or the release of emotion. What damage has the explosion inflicted in the dream? If anything was broken, interpret its symbolism; if someone was clinging on to you in the dream, who are they? If you dreamed you were in danger of thunder or lighting, again this may refer to emotional turmoil in waking life; but a dream about being struck by lighting could refer to sudden insight. If you dream that you are falling into a dark hole, is there some situation in waking life out of which you feel you cannot climb?Dreams featuring alarms may be caused by car or house alarms that go off in the night; if there is no external stimulus of this sort, and your dream features a house alarm, does this allude to your family? Does someone need protection at this time? Was the alarm effective in the dream? If the alarm failed to go off, this is an extremely significant symbol. If your dream features a car alarm, this may allude to some kind of rash behavior and, as men often equate cars with sexuality, you may want to consider it in this context. Dreams can also often warn of dangers of which we may be unaware in waking life. For example if you dream of overspending, this may suggest you are expending too much emotion on a particular person. If you dream of escaping from a prison to a happy landscape, this may be a warning that you need to relax more. There are other practical warning dreams. For example, you may dream that your car brakes fail and in waking life find that this is indeed the case. There is usually a simple explanation as your unconscious mind may have registered the fault, but this kind of dream should not be ignored (see ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES). Similarly dreams of bodily aches and pains and other signs of poor health are also worth taking note of. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH. ... danger dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia


When nature pushes the elements to the extreme, the result is often explosive. Volcanoes and lightning create fire, an unstable earth unleashes quakes and avalanches, water creates floods and drought, and air stirs hurricanes and typhoons into furious motion. Manmade disasters also create explosive and devastating results. People’s lives are tragically ended or irreparably damaged in seconds, panic and fear take over, and the best and worst of human nature is exposed. It is small wonder, then, that the unconscious often employs the symbols of catastrophe and disaster to provide striking and memorable dream images or messages. Dreams of disaster, such as those involving earthquakes and plane crashes, can be extremely detailed, intense, colorful and vivid. You may wake up terrified and concerned for your safety, or for the safety of loved ones. To dream of any kind of disaster is always unsettling, but it is important to point out that such dreams are rarely prophetic or precognitive; it is much more likely that they are an expression of your hidden fears or anxieties concerning events you feel are beyond your control. A disaster dream may be expressing anxiety about what the future will bring, or highlighting the fact that you are trying to do too many things, or trying to please too many people, at the expense of your own peace of mind. On the other hand, disaster dreams can also reveal great inner change and growth, but this change and growth may make you feel temporarily uncertain of yourself, your direction in life and your position in the world. Group disaster dreams can be particularly frightening and they may even recur, making it easier to assume that they might be warnings of actual events. Although there are rare exceptions, it is important to point out that vehicles and locations crowded with people who experience disaster are usually symbolic, reflecting our experience with a social influence or a reallife group. For example, if you dream of being in a bus crash that leaves you dazed and miles from home, you may be feeling increasingly disillusioned and detached from the goals of your place of work; your hopes of achieving satisfaction in that area of your life may in fact be already wrecked. Your dreaming mind may be telling you that you have gone as far as you can with that group of people, or course of action, and it is time to change your approach or lifestyle. In some instances, dreams about disaster that involve surroundings or people you know may be a simple warning. For example, you may have forgotten that your car is due for a service, but your unconscious remembers and tries to draw your attention to this oversight in a dream in which you are driving your car and the brakes suddenly fail. If you have lived through a natural or manmade disaster, your dream may also be recalling the horrific events in an attempt to help you come to terms with the trauma. According to Gestalt therapists, dreams that repeat a disturbing event or focus on disaster scenarios following an experience of physical or emotional trauma are reminding the dreamer that there is an emotional scar that needs attention and healing. Finally, when trying to interpret any dream that involved a natural disaster, remember that if you live in an area that is prone to them your dream may simply be reflecting your anxiety about being caught up in such a catastrophe. The same applies to manmade disasters, such as terrorist attacks or train crashes. Your dream may be triggered by the climate of fear, and intense media coverage and speculation that now surround these tragic events. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES; NIGHTMARES. ... disasters dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Volcanic Eruptions

Early dream oracles linked dreams about volcanoes with passionate but deceitful love. An eighteenth-century almanac claimed that if a woman dreamed of an active volcano, she would be driven by greed to ‘ensnare a husband by wantonly flaunting her charms’. In dream-lore today, volcanoes are generally thought to represent strong emotions, possibly carnal desire, held in check but bubbling away just below the surface to be released in a violent eruption of pent-up fury. In other words, hot passions are aroused, and care should be taken in case they erupt without warning into violent or dangerous behavior. If you dreamed of visiting or living by a volcano—perhaps a famous one such as Mount Saint Helen’s—and then having to run for your life as it suddenly erupted and spewed molten lava into your path, this dream may be referring to a struggle in waking life to suppress your mounting fury. Your unconscious may have used this dramatic image to warn you that you won’t be able to contain your anger for much longer. What is especially telling about the volcano is its unpredictability; it could erupt at any time. If the lava is prominent in the dream, feelings will run deep, but if the lava has cooled, there has been a deep passion which has now cooled off. If the explosiveness is more noticeable than the lava, anger may be more prominent. On the other hand, your dream may have reflected the volatile temper of someone you live or work with in waking life, and your fear of being at the receiving end of their anger. Or is a torrent of fiery emotion about to explode in waking life? If it is, or might be, the experience can be devastating and yet also cathartic. To dream of an extinct volcano can indicate that passions have been killed off or a difficult situation has ended. ... volcanic eruptions dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia


Indonesia is an archipelago in southeast Asia consisting of 17,000 islands (6,000 inhabited) and straddles the equator. The largest islands are Sumatra, Java (the most populous), Bali, Kalimantan (Indonesia’s part of Borneo), Sulawesi (Celebes), the Nusa Tenggara islands, the Moluccas Islands, and Irian Jaya (also called West Papua), the western part of New Guinea. Indonesia, part of the‘ring of fire’, has the largest number of active volcanoes in the world. Earthquakes are frequent and this symbolic association may help you with your interpretation. ... indonesia dream meaning

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If you are hurling verbal abuse at someone in a dream, this may be urging you to put your energy to better use. If someone is hurling abuse at you, consider if you are accusing yourself of something in waking life or if you have made someone angry. If fury is expressed vocally in your dream, consider what is being said as it may contain a clue to your agitation. If you use or see weapons in dreams, these are clear symbols of aggression and heated emotions. The type of weapon featuring in your dream should help you understand what it represents in your waking life. If you know the person who is attacking you, then your dream may reflect genuine hostility between the two of you. If you do not know the person, the dream may represent your lack of control over a situation in your waking life or feelings of insecurity. Consider also if this person could have been your shadow. Ask yourself what it is about this person that you dislike. Because your unconscious sometimes projects characteristics or qualities that you dislike in yourself onto others, in your dreams your dreaming mind may be sending you a message that you should acknowledge this hidden aspect of yourself and come to terms with it. If you are threatened or make a threat in your dream, were you accusing yourself of something? Have you made mistakes or been inconsiderate lately? Take a note of your attitude in the dream as it could tell you a lot about your attitude towards being intimidated in real life. Do you cringe in fear or stand up for yourself? If a physical fight or dispute features in your dream, this may be between different aspects of your character or two different arguments that you need to balance. If there is a clear winner in your dream, you need to think about what message your dreaming mind is sending you about the correct course of action to take. If explosions feature in your dreams, they may be symbols of your feelings of anger and hostility in waking life. On the other hand, the image may also be suggesting that you are bottling up your action and now is the time to express yourself before you lose control in your waking life. If you were lighting a fuse that triggered an explosion or taking part in a demolition in your dream, you may want to destroy an aspect of your life. This may refer to a situation you are finding difficult to resolve or negative aspects of your character that you would like to replace with positive qualities. Images of a bursting dam, an erupting volcano or an avalanche of snow or rocks may also warn of emotional explosions overwhelming your self-control; they are all a sign that you should express how you feel. More positively, such dreams may point to a release of creative energy. Hidden anger towards someone can also be revealed by sudden discharges of gas or flames from a container—a bottle, box or container in dreams often represent feelings that are bottled up. Other hatefilled images such as acid thrown in someone’s face, a decapitated loved one or throwing rotten eggs at someone can reveal that you urgently need to deal with your pent-up rage. See also CHANGE AND CONFLICT. ... hostility dream meaning

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Something erupting (such as a volcano or a fight) can represent: A buildup and then explosion of emotion (as when someone bottles up their anger). A problem that builds and builds until it must be dealt with. An experience or fear of sudden and unavoidable crisis in your life.

See also: Explosion, Bursting, Flood... eruption dream meaning

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