The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side; the white the open, clear, free side. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream is all in black and white (with no color), you are experiencing an internal change. Your conscious and unconscious selves are merging to create a greater self. This is a positive dream of unification.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams may be a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.
It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.
If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.
A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?
Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia
Washing dishes with Dawn may comment on a revelation or inspiration coming through the simple and mundane acts of life. It may suggest that you just came up with a great idea in the most unusual moment, or it may represent fresh ideas, which may initiate a new beginning.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of a woman in a white dress or, if a woman, to dream of wearing a white dress, portends that you will be accused of some malicious gossip but will be proven innocent.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Eating the shell or white of the eggs but not the yolk means he will usurp wealth belonging to the deceased or a slain person. It could also mean that he will dig up graves for the purpose of stealing the shroud (kafn) of the dead people.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a ruby represent romantic love, passion, and romance. This dream is giving you the message that you are rising from martyrdom to the level of love, nobility, wealth and respect. See Jewelry.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Clicking her heels together three times, a woman wearing ruby slippers in a dream may appear to ground magical power. .As the amulets of power for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, ruby slippers signify the call to take a mythical heroine’s journey to find the way home or the way to spintual enlightenment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Snow White may convey deep patterns of jealousy and envy that threaten a woman’s innocence, beauty, and spintual purity. She may elicit you to embrace your innocence in a situation where you felt ridiculed or judged.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(Brass polisher; Dishwasher; Washer) Adishwasher or a brass polisher in a dream represent an interior decorator, or someone who beautifies and embellishes people’s properties, or one who attracts people to himself.
A washer in a dream is also interpreted as a righteous man, a gnostic, a preacher, a teacher, or one who polishes people’s hearts with his admonitions.
Getting rid of negative feelings such as despair or self doubt, fears about health—neurotic phobias about one’s own wholeness. Washing hair: changing one’s attitude; altering the way one thinks about something or one’s viewpoint. Washing vagina, penis: clearing negative sexual feelings; dealing with the results of pent up sexuality or reproductive drive. Hanging up washing: allowing change to come into one’s life; letting other people see one’s new attitudes. In a mother’s dream: may refer to caring for the family emotionally. Washing hands: getting rid of feelings about something you have done or been involved in. Idioms: all come out in the wash; lost in the wash; it won’t wash; wash dirty linen in public; wash one’s hands of. See soap; bath. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol for cleansing as in Tub, Shower, Bath, Sauna. In alchemy, being blackened is followed by washing; chaotic situations are followed by cleansing (from guilt feelings). Washing of the hands is a sign of innocence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of washing either oneself, or for instance, clothes, suggests getting rid of negative feelings. We may need to change our attitude, either internally or externally. Washing other people touches on our need to care for others.
2- Since water is a symbol for emotion and the unconscious, washing stands for achieving a relationship with our emotional selves and dealing successfully with the results.
3- A spiritual clcansing may be necessary in order to preserve the dreamer’s integrity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Washing hands: you are feeling remorse because of something you did. Washing dirt)’ things: others caused problems, because they insisted on something that was wrong. Washing yourself or taking a bath: traits that “stain” your character need to be removed. See Bathing, Soap, Water.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about washing are a reminder to “wash away” bad habits. See Laundry.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of washing are about healing, detoxing, and releasing negativity, so that you may start again, fresh, cleansed and renewed. Also, this dream may be giving you the message that it is time to clean up your act. See Cry.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A spiritual cleansing may be necessary in order to preserve our integrity, such as before a magical ritual. Such an image will often arise spontaneously as our knowledge increases.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Since water is a symbol for emotion and the unconscious, washing stands for achieving a relationship with our emotional selves and dealing successfully with the results.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of washing either ourselves or, for instance, clothes suggests getting rid of negative feelings. We may need to change our attitude, either internally or externally. Washing other people touches on our need to care for others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you wash yourself in dreams it means you need to “cleanse” certain aspects of your personality, since you harbor feelings of guilt. On the contrary, these images could also mean that matters that are worrying you are beginning to clear up. An important detail: if you are washing clothes or a personal item, it is your emotional and intimate relationships that require cleaning.
If you wash dishes, it indicates spiritual purity that nourishes you.
If you was someone else, it shows your desire for that person to heal. (See WATER)
To wash clothes or rags of white linen is a very promising dram. To wash yourself is also a good omen, as long as it is with clear, clean water. Stained clothing, however, predicts bad luck.
If you take a bath while clothed, it signifies coming deceptions.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
When some type of washing occurs in a dream, you are cleansing or clearing out something that no longer serves you.
The primary symbolic meaning for any kind of bathing connects to this desire to be clean and available for social interaction with others. This can connect to unconscious feelings of dirtiness that are both literal and metaphorical. There may be ways in which you are feeling unclean and in need of purification. Anything that involves water in a dream is going to connect somehow to issues of emotions. Using water to bathe might point to a need or desire to immerse yourself in the realm of your feelings in order to cleanse yourself of the pain that life sometimes brings.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are washing yourself, or someone or something else in a dream using water, this suggests the cleansing of negative feelings such as despair or self- doubt. Is it time to clean up your act or perhaps get started on a project you have been postponing? Dreams of washing your hair suggest you are thinking of changing your attitude or the way you present yourself to others; if you are washing a vagina or penis, it could mean that you are dealing with the results of a pent-up sexuality, whilst if you are washing your hands, you may be trying to get rid of feelings about something you have done or been involved with.
If you dream of hanging up washing, it suggests that you are allowing change to come into your life, as well as letting other people see your new attitudes.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that the washing machine is plugged in and well functioning, then you have a healthy energetic laundry system. However, if the washing machine is unplugged or malfunctioning, then this is a message to seek help to process through recent traumatic or overwhelming events in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of loading or unloading a washing machine with clothes, this foretells an unexpected vacation or change of location.
If you dream of hiding or being stuck inside a washing machine, you need to escape from stress in your waking life. You may also feel that others are trying to force their opinions or values on you.... My Dream Interpretation
As a function of routine, clothes are kept clean in this mechanism. In this way, a washing machine is a symbol of this impulse to keep elements of your life at a certain level of condition. You may be expressing a need to clear off thoughts or feelings that are unwanted.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Undertaker) If one sees a deceased person washing himself before burial in a dream, it means relief for one’s dependents and increase of their wealth after him. Washing a deceased person in a dream means that someone will repent at the hand of the undertaker.
If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothing in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to satisfy his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to seek justice for his death. Ifone does wash the garment ofthe deceased person in the dream, it means the redemption of that person. Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is suffering in hell-fire.
(Also see Grave digger; Hot water; Ritual bath; Undertaker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Awareness; clearness of mind; purity; cleanness; light feelings. In cenain dreams white is very threatening; perhaps we have connections with hospitals in these dreams. Example: ‘There was a huge white kitchen. I was scared when I entered it and there was a door leading out of it into a white corridor with a turquoise carpet which scared me even more’ (HH). Maggots, mould, dead or sick people and shrouds can also be white, so white can depict death or sickness. White clothes: a sense of wholeness; purity or marriage. White ani- mats: urges and sexuality which has been accepted or integrated with conscious activities. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Cleansing and innocence, attraction, and openness. Symbol of virginity and innocence.
A desire to go through life undefiled.
The color white in a dream points to purity—the dreamer is either living a pure life or is longing for it. One is seeking cleansing, and probably is already cleansed in a certain sense, simply by having a dream about the color white. But it could also suggest exaggerated cleanliness, an addiction to washing and cleaning, etc.
On the other hand, white can also be an expression of fear, such as the white whale in Moby Dick and the great white shark. Here the reference is to a blinding white color. Ghosts, like those appearing as mice during delusional episodes (delirium tremens), are always white.
The archetype of the wise man is usually clad in white (the guru, and also the physician). White is also the fundamental symbol for the animus; it addresses the male intellect and also male aggression (when white is experienced as blinding and gleaming).
The union of Red and white is that of contradiction: it is the symbol of the mystical marriage and Tantric sexuality (white semen and red menstrual blood). Here is where innocence meets the physical body and where heaven meets hell. Red and white are the colors of alchemy as well as the colors in the coats-of-arms of England and Switzerland.
Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh epic poem, refers to the white dogs of the underworld, except they have red noses and red eyes.
According to Freud, white always points to the feminine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
White really is not a color at all, but we see it as a symbol of purity—usually beyond the realm of the earthly.
The white horse appears where death is waiting or when we have a premonition. White in a dream might possibly be a reminder to resolve special situations or problems. WTiite is feminine, symbolizing virginity, but also emotional coldness and immaturity.
Depth Psychology: White is the color of the bride. It stands for completeness, idealism, purity, innocence, elegance, openness, and the beginning and end of all colors.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of the color white is symbolic of exclusivity, the new world, appeal, protest, reform, miscarriage succession, virginity, purity, simplicity, justice, and innocence.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
In dreams, the color white can be a symbol of life or death. In the first case, the white represents purity, virginity, and hope. On the other hand, painting the house white symbolizes the need to purify and recover something you have lost. Dreaming in black and white indicates shortsightedness and low enthusiasm. You should try to live more intensely.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Purity and wholeness are represented by white, as this is the unification of all the colors of light that are visible to the human eye. For some, white is the color of highest spirituality. For others, it connects to the perfection that arises out of the absence of contamination, as in virginity and chastity. An object that appears white reflects the light outward, absorbing none of the individual colors of the spectrum.
It is this concept of reflecting the light that shines onto you back out into the world that embodies the high consciousness associated with the color white.
White is often regarded as the color of purity, truth, goodness and hope, perhaps best represented by the virginal bride. Within a Western context, seeing this color in your dreams may therefore be a message from your subconscious urging you to discover the truth of a situation, or to find your own truth. It is also the color of completeness and innocence. Questions to ask yourself if white appears in your dream: is your dream encouraging you to see the truth or could your dream be hinting at a fresh start to some aspect of your life?
If white appeared in your dream in connection with someone you know, your dream may have reflected your faith in that person’s goodness, or perhaps you feel that in some respects this person can show you a better way. In addition, whilst black or darkness obscures surroundings, white or brightness illuminates them, which is why it can denote transparency and truth.
If you dreamed of being bathed in white light, your unconscious may have been indicating a sudden burst of self-knowledge that will enable you to put the past behind you and make a fresh start in the world. If, however, the feeling in your dream that featured white was one of sadness or frustration, could the suggestion have been that you are tired of your colorless waking life and long for more excitement and color?
A white sky may be wishful thinking for a purer, simpler life, a white room may symbolize a state of calm or a sense of peace, whilst white trees could be connected to a deep-rooted wish to make a fresh start and end a difficult personal conflict. A white book may be a symbol of insight and knowledge, and a white hand the beginning of a new friendship. White food or drink is linked to notions of emotional purity, and if the food or drink is tainted in any way, this may suggest that the dreamer is in need of cleansing in some aspect of their emotional life. However, bear in mind that in many Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning. As an absence of color, white may therefore evoke desolation or the bloodless, lifeless corpse or ghost. Keywords: purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.... The Element Encyclopedia
There is a rich history in many aboriginal cultures that is still part of the collective consciousness around the purity of the color white in the realm of animal totems. Most commonly associated with the buffalo, the wolf, and large cats, the elevation of an animal’s power is what is being expressed when that animal appears as white. In the color spectrum, white is perceived when all the vibrations of light are combined, so the symbolic meaning of white relates to complete integration and wholeness.
It is a holy color (pun intended). Any animal that appears in your dream as white is a very sacred visitation indeed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This building is itself a symbol for the United States, modern democracy, and the American Dream. To be dreaming of the White House may be a reflection of your desire to achieve higher levels of expression in your community. Also, such a dream image may appear when your association with the state of affairs in politics is either inspiring you or causing you to despair. As the home of the president, the White House represents the personal consciousness of the freedoms that are fundamental to the way of life in the United States.
A dream that features this image is first and foremost an expression of the collective consciousness of the United States as a great world power. Additionally, the dreamer’s personal associations with government and politics must be added for a satisfying interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of white out symbolize a desire to release and let go of past transgressions, to correct your mistakes, make amends, and forgive and forget a hurtful word or deed.... Strangest Dream Explanations
White thorn is the bush Viviane hides behind to put a spell on Merlin.
The wood of the white thorn also is used to make magical wands. Considered a holy plant in Christianity, the white thorn grows in Glastonbury in southern England and is said to have been brought there by Joseph of Arimathea. It blooms twice every year.
To dream that you are whitewashing, foretells that you will seek to reinstate yourself with friends by ridding yourself of offensive habits and companions.
For a young woman, this dream is significant of well-laid plans to deceive others and gain back her lover who has been estranged by her insinuating bearing toward him. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation