Just as the physical earth is made up of past events—the trees and leaves, the plants and creatures that have lived and crumbled into the dust of the soil—so the earth of your dream represents the past on which your present depends and your future is built. Therefore, digging into it will tend to uncover things—most often feelings—you have buried there from your past. The earth is also your mother. It represents the soil, the genetic material, and the background from which you have sprung. It is the womb of the past from which you are born. In other words, it is both the physical material from which things grow as well as the overall environment in which something new can grow.
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
Farmers represent all that is material, practical, down to earth and instinctive.
If you dream of a farm or a farmer, are you focusing on the rewarding side of farming, symbolized by the harvest, or the tough side, such as the slaughtering of animals? Try to decide how your dream applies to your waking life. Are you struggling to survive harsh and difficult times, or reaping the benefits of your hard work? If the person on the farm is specifically a shepherd, this represents being in touch with your instincts. A gardener in your dream is generally a positive symbol that reflects on your aspirations for the future. Dreams of planting seeds suggest the planting of new ideas, and picking fruit the rewards of experience.
If you dream of miners, this suggests a desire to explore the unconscious to discover precious insights.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream about a German Shepherd indicates your instincts to guard the ones you love. You cannot afford to doubt yourself or give up control.
To dream that you are training a German Shepherd indicates that you are willing to listen to new thoughts and concepts or that you are easily convinced. You could be seeking some assurance from others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The herd is an image that denotes, without place for doubts, insecurity and lack of personality, the reason that you are searching insistently for integration with a group. The dream may be censuring you for going along with the herd, without thinking and acting for yourself. This dream also means that you desire to leave the protective environment that you usually inhabit, despite the possibility that if gives you the fear that it may result in loneliness. However, you have to learn to trust in yourself.
A herd of animals is generally a good omen.
If they are buffalo, it is evidence of your great potential; elephants, that you should act sensibly when facing new challenges; and felines, that a time of strong emotions is near. In the case that the sight of the herd frightens you, you must be careful with people around you: an unfavorable alliance could emerge between them.
To overflow: a container that overflows could be interpreted in various ways. On one hand, it is a sign of abundance; on the other, it reflects overwhelming emotions and lack of control. In this case, the meaning of the dream is related with that of CRYING and RELIEF.
It is possible that the dreamer has reached the limit of their emotional resistance.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Seeing a herd of oxen entering a locality or house while such oxen have no owners means that the people of that locality or house will be afflicted with some disease or plague. This is more true if the oxen are of variable colours or specifically red or yellow.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Bucket; Watering) In a dream, a shepherd represents a leader, a teacher or a governor. Ifone sees himselfherding his sheep and not knowinghow far they have spread in the fields in the dream, it means that he reads the Qur’fmic revelations but does not fathom their meaning. Herding camels in a dream means presiding over people from a different land. Herding one’s flock in a dream means serving one’s people with compassion, and caring for their interests. Sheep in a dream also represent righteous men.
A shepherd in a dream also represents a high rank, a position of authority, or justice toward others.
(Also see Righteous people)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a shepherd symbolize leadership and responsibility for your flock, for your energy, for your projects, and/or for the people whom you influence. You are becoming aware of your benevolent power and influence.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a shepherd indicates that a higher force is guiding you toward your goals. You are on the right path. However, if you were a sheep in the dream, this indicates that you lack initiative to break away from the conformist crowd and stand on your own two feet.... My Dream Interpretation
The shepherd symbolizes the guide of souls, since he directs a flock. When one appears in your dreams, the unconscious is calling your attention to the potential you have as a leader or director.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Shepherds may represent the nurturing part of the dreamer’s psyche, taking care of the dreamer and guiding him or her in a safe direction. Shepherds also represent spiritual nurturance and direction, as with a pastor guiding his or her flock.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
(Drink one’s fill; Quench one’s thirst; Irrigation) To drink one’s fill after being thirsty in a dream means satisfaction and ease in one’s business, end of one’s difficulties, richness after poverty, repentance from sin, recovering from sickness, continuing one’s education after a long interruption of one’s studies, attending to one’s spiritual interests, or it could mean inclining toward a religious life. Quenching one’s thirst in a dream also means being healthy, religious and rightful.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Abundance, wealth. Or economical distribution of your energies, as in Faucet. According to Freud, this is a phallic symbol, because what flows out of the “spout” brings about fertilization.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Water) A watering hose in a dream means rain, or watering the grass or the garden plants.
A watering hose in a dream also represents positive developments in one’s life, or it could mean correcting oneself, becoming more vigilant, having less need for excessive sleep, or it could mean overcoming one’s adversities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation