A church or religious building in your dreams represents your feelings about religion; if you are not religious, it marks all that is sacred to you in your life. To see the outside of a church in your dream signifies sacredness and spiritual nourishment. It is representative of your value system and the things you hold sacred. To see the inside of a church indicates that you may experience some minor setbacks. However, whatever seems like a nuisance might eventually turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
Dreaming of a grave or graveyard is an indication that you must resolve or deal with your feelings concerning the inevitability of death. It may be that you are trying to deal with feelings concerning someone who has died. Alternatively, part of your personality may have been killed off or is buried—or cut off—from the outside world. To dream that you are in a graveyard signifies sadness, unresolved grief or ambivalent feelings about death. It can also represent those parts of yourself that you have killed off or have stopped using. From a spiritual perspective, a graveyard is not only a place of death but also a place of spiritual regeneration and rebirth. To see a mausoleum in your dream signifies possible health issues or anxiety about your health.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of walking in a churchyard, if in winter, denotes that you are to have a long and bitter struggle with poverty, and you will reside far from the home of your childhood, and friends will be separated from you; but if you see the signs of springtime, you will walk up in into pleasant places and enjoy the society of friends.
For lovers to dream of being in a churchyard means they will never marry each other, but will see others fill their places. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In dreams, the courtyard is a place of refuge, if only transitory at times, and often the shape will be relevant.
A square courtyard would focus on physical or material concerns for instance – perhaps the manifestation of spiritual energy in a difficult situation (see shapes / patterns).... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of engraving an article, we are creating an object that has personal meaning. We may be recording information or marking a special event.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If we dream of finding an engraved article we might consider it as a message from the past. There is the potential for it to hold secret information. Following the fashion of engraving an article to mark an achievement or special event, it will have the same meaning as an accolade.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Goldsmith; Leather craftsman; or any craft using a hammer and a chisel.) An engraver in a dream represents knowledge and pursuit of the prophetic traditions. In a dream, an engraver also means deception, trickery and imposing credulity upon others through dishonesty.
A stone carver in a dream represents someone who deals with people of ignorance.
A copper engraver represents disputes and illness. Gold and silver engraver in a dream represents clear wisdom and putting things where they belong.
An engraver in a dream also represents a worldly person.
If he also deals with fabrics in the dream, it means that he is a peacemaker. Seeing him also means spending one’s money to serve evil people or investing money in their projects, lies, falsehood and hypocrisy.
The customers in the dream represent people who prefer worldly and temporary benefits over the eternal reward and benefits of the hereafter. Ifthe engraver sells the merchandise but does not accept money for them in the dream, it means that he prefers his spiritual life over his temporary material pleasure and that he is grateful to God Almighty.
If he asks for a price for his services, then it means the opposite.
If the engraver barters what he sells for wheat or flour in the dream, it means that he whlbecome detached from worldly interests, and that he is grateful for his Lord’s blessings.
An engraver in a dream also represents a person who teaches arts and science.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself being admitted or lowered in the grave it means he will be imprisoned. Or if a person sees himself being imprisoned in a place which is unknown to him and the people of such a place are also unknown to him, it means he will enter the grave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself being admitted or lowered in the grave it means he will be imprisoned. Or if a person sees himself being imprisoned in a place which is unknown to him and the people of such a place are also unknown to him, it means he will enter the grave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- To be in a farmyard in a dream (if it is not a memory) shows us as being in touch with the down-to- earth side of ourselves. There are many facets of behaviour which can be interpreted in animal terms and often this type of dream has more impact than one including people.
2- Our natural drives such as a need for physical comfort, herd behaviour and territorial rights are best expressed in a safe, conserving environment.
3- A farmyard is an enclosure in which we may feel safe and, to some extent, looked after.
Dreaming of one shows that we are within safe Spiritual boundaries.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Our natural drives such as a need for physical comfort, herd behaviour and territorial rights are best expressed in a safe, conserving environment, symbolized by the rural idyll of a farm. As time goes on the image of a farm or farmyard is superceded by the commercial requirements of a working farm, analogous with our own working environment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To be in a farmyard in a dream (if it is not a memory) shows us as being in touch with the down-to-earth side of ourselves. There are many facets of behaviour that can be interpreted in animal terms and often this type of dream has more much impact than one including people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: The agricultural environment is an easy way to learn about procreation and conservation. In both men’s and women’s dreams a farm or farmyard may symbolize such issues. You might like to consult the entry for animals for further qualification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Care or expression of our natural drives, such as sexuality, parenthood, love of fellowship, the down- to-earth side of self; area in which our animal propensities— territorial fighting, fighting over mate, etc.—are expressed. See farmer under roles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If we dream of finding something, such as a precious object, we are becoming aware of some part of ourselves which is, or will be, of use to us. We are making a discovery or a realisation, which depending on the rest of the dream scenario may be about us or about others.
The mind has an uncannv knack of drawing our attention to what needs to be done to enable us to achieve our aims. It will use hiding, searching and finding as metaphors for effort we must make in the waking state. So to find something without having to make too much effort would show that events will lake placc which will reveal what we need to know.
3- We may be close to finding something within our spiritual search which will enable us to move forward.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To find a new object, person or thing represents that you are discovering new aspects of yourself and are reconnecting with something you thought was lost, stolen or missing. Your dream is giving you the message that everything is coming together for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: The mind has an uncanny knack of drawing our attention to what needs to be done to enable us to achieve our aims. It will use hiding, searching and finding as metaphors for effort we must make in the waking state. So to find something without having to make too much effort would show that events will take place that will reveal what we need to know.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If we dream of finding a precious object, we are becoming aware of some part of ourselves that is, or will be, of use to us. We are making a discovery or a realization, which may be about us or about others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you find something, suggests that you are coming into contact with some aspect of your psyche or unconscious. You are recognizing a part of yourself that was previously repressed or undeveloped.
To dream that you find a person, indicates that you are identifying new facets of a relationship. You may be taking a relationship to a new level or direction.... My Dream Interpretation
Example: ‘I went into a cellar. It was rather cavelike. I had to scramble to get into it.
The entrance was difficult to find, but I had discovered it many years before and been in lots of times. I found objects in the cellar and was looking for something’ (Tony C). Usually, as in the example, to discover, realise, become aware of some aspect of oneself and gain access to or use of. One might be living with constant resentments about one’s past or present situation, and then ‘find’ release from this for a day, yet not be conscious how it was achieved.
The dream might attempt to define this. Or it might be a new idea you realise unconsciously in sleep.
Example: Then I was with my father (dead) and was showing him a handful of exotic banknotes I had found in the building. They were £100 notes. I wasn’t sure if the money was legal tender or not.
The notes had an unusual design’ (Andy). Andy has found a sense of his own value—the money —but is not sure if other people also value him.
The dream illustrates the attempt to ‘find a place* in society.
The effort to search and find is frequently to do with one’s own identity, and what one is searching through is one’s experience, as in Tony’s cellar above, or this example: l was looking into the crowd in the film to find me and it was like looking at a snapshot, it felt very important that I find me, I saw my green slacks just showing, right at the back of the crowd’ (Trudy K). See look; see. Idioms: find oneself; find fault; find out; find one’s bearings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Abandoned; Discarded item; Lost item; Gleanings) Finding something abandoned or discarded or lost in a dream means receiving a precious gift from an employee or a servant one will treasure, or it could mean receiving a cheap item one cares to keep, receiving an inheritance, or it could mean begetting a blessed son.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you see a newly made grave, you will have to suffer for the wrongdoings of others.
If you visit a newly made grave, dangers of a serious nature is hanging over you. Grave is an unfortunate dream. Ill luck in business transactions will follow, also sickness is threatened.
To dream of walking on graves, predicts an early death or an unfortunate marriage.
If you look into an empty grave, it denotes disappointment and loss of friends.
If you see a person in a grave with the earth covering him, except the head, some distressing situation will take hold of that person and loss of property is indicated to the dreamer.
To see your own grave, foretells that enemies are warily seeking to engulf you in disaster, and if you fail to be watchful they will succeed.
To dream of digging a grave, denotes some uneasiness over some undertaking, as enemies will seek to thwart you, but if you finish the grave you will overcome opposition.
If the sun is shining, good will come out of seeming embarrassments.
If you return for a corpse, to bury it, and it has disappeared, trouble will come to you from obscure quarters.
For a woman to dream that night overtakes her in a graveyard, and she can find no place to sleep but in an open grave, foreshows she will have much sorrow and disappointment through death or false friends. She may lose in love, and many things seek to work her harm.
To see a graveyard barren, except on top of the graves, signifies much sorrow and despondency for a time, but greater benefits and pleasure await you if you properly shoulder your burden.
To see your own corpse in a grave, foreshadows hopeless and despairing oppression.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Burial; Tomb; Sepulcher) A grave in a dream represents a prison and a prison in a dream represents a grave. Ifone sees himself living in a grave in a dream, it means that he will be incarcerated in a prison. Building a grave in a dream means building a house.
If one enters a grave but does not witness a funeral in his dream, it means that he will buy a house. Digging a grave in a dream means getting married, though through tricking the woman to get her consent. Standing over a grave in a dream means committing a sin. Ifone sees himself digging a grave and upon completing his work, ifhe discovers that what he has dug is standing on the surface of the earth and has no walls in the dream, such ground represents the abode of the hereafter.
If he then enters it in his dream, it signifies that his life term in this world has come to its conclusion.
If he does not enter it in the dream, then there are no consequences to his dream. Seeing a known grave in a dream is a proof of what is true and a sign of what will unfailingly come.
An unknown grave in a dream represents a hypocrite. Building a tomb on the roof of one’s house means longevity. Visiting the graveyard in a dream means visiting people in prison. Raining over the graves in a dream means blessings from God Almighty upon the people of the graves. Graves in a dream also represent distant travels, bewilderment, a wife, or they could mean a prison. Filling a grave with dirt in a dream means longevity and living a healthy life. Seeing oneself buried alive in a dream means a calamity, tightening of one’s means or imprisonment. Seeing oneself buried alive and wearing one’s shroud in a dream also could mean marriage.
To unearth someone’s grave in a dream means seeking to pursue his trade.
If it is the grave of a scholar, then it means wanting to acquire his knowledge.
If it is the grave of a rich person in the dream, then it means becoming rich or receiving an inheritance.
If one sees the deceased person alive in his grave in a dream, it means that such money will constitute unlawful earnings, while in the first instance, the knowledge or wisdom one is seeking will be true, except if the person in the grave is dead in the dream.
A stone tomb or a sarcophagus in a dream means profits, a war prisoner, a booty or exposing one’s personal secrets.
To see one being dug, the sign of the funeral of a friend or relative; if you dream you are in it yourself, your recovery is doubtful (Gypsy). The first part of this interpretation might readily be construed as a wish dream, the second part as denoting incipient malady.... The Fabric of Dream
1- Dreaming of a grave is an indication that we must have regard for our feelings about, or our concept of, death. Such a dream may also be attempting to deal with our feelings about someone who has died.
2- Part of our personality may, quite literally, have been killed ofT, or is dead and buried to the outside world.
3- Spiritually, we may fear not just physical death but also its consequences.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a man dreams that he is put into a grave and buried, it presageth he will die in a mean condition; yet some believe (grounded on experience) that to dream that one is dead and buried signtfieth he thai hath such a dream shall recover an estate according to the quantity of earth that is laid upon htm.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: If you are being buried: don’t worry, the dream is dealing with your spiritual growth, not telling you your life is in danger.
The dream might also indicate changes, and sometimes may be a message of an impending death.
If you are digging a grave: what you are doing right now could destroy a lifelong friendship.
If you are standing in front of an open grave: you need to let go of something or admit your part in a certain matter—it could finally free you from guilt and worry.
Depth Psychology: A grave indicates your desire to solve a problem, but you are still uncertain and quite helpless. You want to let go of a past issue and you are looking for a way. See Cemetery, Death.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: A grave may signify the loss of emotion or of feeling. Part of our personality may, quite literally, have been killed off, or is dead and buried to the outside world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Such a dream may also be attempting to deal with our feelings about someone who has died. Falling into a grave is an old symbol for initiation. Digging a grave suggests that we need closure over an aspect of everyday life; it may mean that we can go no further with a particular task. Pushing someone into a grave signifies some very negative feelings, which need to be consciously dealt with and not buried.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
No matter what the circumstances, this is not a happy dream omen.
A new grave banked with flowers is a forecast of a broken promise; a neglected grave signifies heartache; an open grave predicts sad news from a distance; to fall into a grave is a sign of lost friendship; to dig a grave or to be aware of your own grave is a warning that you are being thwarted by secret enmity.
See also Epitaph, Funeral, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) A grave is a hole in which you rejoin the earth from which you came, and where the decaying body acts as a fertilizer for new life. Therefore, look within yourself to discover w hat has died in you, or w’hat should die; and w hat newr personal growth is - or ought to be - taking place.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The limiting depths one digs for oneself. Inability to take action. Creative thought mobilizes energy and helps one dig out again. Self has to propel self back into aliveness; no one else can do it for us. See Death, Coffin.... The Dream Books Symbols
This symbolizes a consideration of the past; a sense of identity that no longer serves you that has been put to rest.
The presence of a grave implies that the death has already occurred.
The person in the grave, if you know him or her, will give you clues to the consideration of what aspects of self are under consideration. Perhaps you are mourning something or someone from your past.
A secondary symbolic meaning has evolved that has emerged through the media.
A graveyard is also home to all of the dark elements associated with death: ghouls, goblins, vampires, and other creatures of the night. This setting in a dream may symbolize the fear of death and be an indication that you are in the realm of shadow material.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Graves often represent the end of the line, the end or “death” of something, rather than literal death. They also suggest grave issues that require depth of thought and contemplation before making a decision. Because of their underworld connotations, graves can indicate the realm of the unconscious. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Dead / Death, Hearse).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Graves are generally depressing and represent some form of death. On a very physical level this dream does not appear to be a very happy omen. However, the dream could also have deeper and more spiritual meaning. It could represent things which require deep thinking and are not “on the surface.” Graves could also symbolize the unconscious.
If someone close to you has recently died, it may be normal for you to have dreams about graveyards and death. However, if this dream is coming up and there has been no death in the family, consider your feelings in daily life.
If you are feeling depressed or helpless in any way, “look inside” and make attempts to increase your self awareness and your spiritual identity. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Fear of life, resignation and giving up. This symbol may refer to ancestors or to burial. What have you been burying? Or what is it that you should bury? Or should you unearth something? Also see Death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In a dream, a grave digger represents a person toiling in difficulties. One cannot be at peace with him until he dies. Ifone sees a grave digger asking about him in a dream, it means calamities for the person in question, and peace for those who will help bury him.
(Also see Body snatcher)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a grave digger or excavator in the dream means death for the one who sees it provided any of the following happens; he pushes the grave digger away from his place; his animal tramples the grave digger, the grave digger falls on the ground; he himself is in the state of sakraat. But if any of the following happens then he will either lose his job or die; he rolls up his bedding; his turban or topi falls off from his head; his hand gets cut off from his body; his tongue is cut off; he becomes blind.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Often our attention is drawn to the size of an article within a dream. Gravel in this context is simply an indication of small particles. Such a dream may also bring back memories of a particular time or place, and remind us of happier times, such as those of childhood.
Skidding on gravel signifies that we should avoid taking risks in everyday life.
Gravel in a dream represents obstacles, and if you walked on it, you will have to expend some effort to overcome the difficulties; but if you drove over it, the problem will be quickly solved.
If you were spreading the gravel, your dream was telling you that the trouble is of your own making and you would be wise to reconsider your attitudes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream that you are at a graveyard indicates that there are things about yourself that you have let go. It can also be that you are afraid of what you don’t know. This dream may also represent a period of mourning.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Scale beam) A steel yard in a dream represents a difficult son, or a husband with a temper that is difficult to balance. Seeing a steelyard in a dream also denotes knowledge, guidance, following the path of truth, or it could represent a judge, or a great king and his land, his subjects, secrets, hearing, sight, justice and responsibilities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the name of someone you know appears on a dream tombstone, ask yourself which characteristics you associate with that person and whether or not you should eradicate or change (kill) these characteristics in yourself.
If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.
If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.
If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.
If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.
If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you. See also NIGHTMARES... The Element Encyclopedia
1- The vine in dreams can suggest growth and fruitfulness. This can be of one’s whole self, or the various parts.
2- W hen we dream of the vine we are often referring to the various members of our family, including our ancestors. We are linking with the more spiritual side of ourselves which has grown through shared, rather than individual, experience.
3- A vine or vineyard can symbolise growth of a spiritual nature. It can also represent fertility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A vine or vineyard can symbolize growth of a spiritual nature. We are linking with the more spiritual side of ourselves that has grown through shared, rather than individual, experience. It can also represent fertility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of the vine we are often referring to the various members of our family, including our ancestors. Quite literally we are making a link with our family tree and all that has gone before.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The vine in dreams can suggest growth and fruitfulness. This can be of one’s whole self, or the various parts.
A vineyard can symbolize our place of work as well as the effort we put in.
A fruitful vine or vineyard suggests success and prosperity, whereas a neglected vineyard signifies that we have not previously taken enough care. Matters may have gone beyond our control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Espalier; Grapevine; Trellis;Woman) Avineyard in a dream represents honor and strength, and the same goes for all fruit trees. Avineyard in a dream is also interpreted to represent a wealthy woman. Cutting branches from a grapevine in a dream means receiving money from a noble woman. Thus, an espalier in a dream represents a generous woman.Agrapevine in the wintertime in a dream represents a woman who has lost her wealth, though one still thinks that she is rich. Plucking a bunch of grapes from an espalier in a dream means spending one’s money on a woman.
If one sees it but does not pluck any grapes from it in the dream, it means that he will be spared unnecessary expenses.
A grapevine in a dream also represents marriage.
A trellis for grapevines in a dream represents a beautiful, a noble and a rich woman.
The same interpretation is given for the garden surrounding it.
To see a close-up view of a vineyard with its clusters of grapes and leaves in a dream means gaining financial benefits from associating with a community of believers.
(Also see Wine press)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A full vineyard, with many bunches of rich purple grapes, symbolizes a life of riches and good fortune. Green, unripe grapes on the vines indicate the potential for riches, but you will have to work at it.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a vineyard forecasts that your hard work is paying off and you are coming into the fruition of your heart’s desires. You are ripe with possibilities as you are harvesting your strengths and natural genius. This dream may be a message to be patience and know there will be no wine before it’s time.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the vines were stripped of their fruit, the dream is a warning against speculation of any kind; but if the vines were bearing, it predicts happiness and prosperity in ratio to the abundance and ripeness of the fruit.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A vineyard yields the fruit of the vine, and the symbolic meaning of this in a dream connects directly to the power of the grape. Wine is an ancient beverage that connects to celebration and ritual as well as a desire to escape and revel in excess.
The vineyard is the source of all these elements of life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: In most religions, there is a period around a death when it is appropriate to express our feelings. Sometimes it is easier to do this in company and with the support of other people.
A wake such as this in a dream indicates we may need support to overcome a disappointment.
To seem to wake up in a dream can indicate that we have become more aware of our selves and have come out of a period of emotional withdrawal.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A wake, in the sense of a funeral rite gives us an opportunity to grieve properly. When in dreams we find ourselves attending such an occasion, we need to be aware that there may be some reason in our lives for us to go through a period of grieving. We need to let go that which we hold dear. You might also like to consult the entries for death, funeral, hearse and mourning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- There is a condition in sleeping where we becomc alert to the fact that we arc dreaming and that we can wake up. This appears partly as a way of forcing us into taking note of a particular action or circumstance, and partly to enable us to use the therapeutic tool of being able to wake up and make an adjustment to a dream which might have a happier ending.
2- To wake up in a dream can indicate that we have come out of a period of mourning and withdrawal.
3- Spiritually, to wake up signifies becoming aware.
The dream state alerts us to various ideas and concepts we should be looking at, although it may take us a little time to ‘wake up’ to them.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Points either to something hidden, as in Backyard, or the open side of the dreamer s personality.
According to Freud, the yard symbolizes the vagina, but today this meaning is only thought relevant if sexual drives are repressed. However, these interpretations remain in the imagination, because once a meaning has been culturally established, the human soul does not ever forget.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a yard signify that you are measuring your personal growth; you are improving, stretching, and making strides toward your most successful expression. Also, this dream could be a reminder to you that the treasures you seek are always in your own backyard. See Garden.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A house represents your sense of self, and the yard is the part of the house that bridges the gap between your personal identity and your public persona.
A yard is connected to the house itself, so that it is directly expressing part of who you are.
It is outside and therefore is also related to the public part of yourself that you allow people to see. Since people have a lot invested in how they present their yards for public scrutiny, the yard in your dream is a symbol for this very same kind of attention toward superficial details that project a desired identity that may or may not be true to what is happening on the inside.
A front yard is more public, and the back or side yard to a house relates to the same general interpretation, with the caveat that a deeper sense of privacy or an invitation is required in order for that part of your nature to be visible.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of holding or attending a yard sale symbolizes the cycle in which you use the lessons and skills from past experiences in your present life. You have learned your lessons’ from the past and are using those experiences to provide yourself with a full and productive life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
One has a yard sale to get rid of stuff that is no longer wanted but could be beneficial to others in exchange for money. In this way, the symbolic meaning of a yard sale connects to this desire to transform the past into a sense of abundance now.
A desire to clear things out and make space for something new could also connect to this image in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
1- Formerly, as a measuring tool, the yardstick represented correctness and rigidity. Since metrication and the changes that are taking place in the everyday world, it has less significance. It still, however, represents good judgement.
2- The yardstick represents the measurement of acceptable standards. In dreams this may represent standards of behaviour, belief or conformity.
3- Spiritually a yardstick symbolises the standards that we have set ourselves. We may wish to be re-assured that we are maintaining these standards fully.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary