Dreams about activities and environments associated with childhood can be either motivating or discouraging, depending on the details of your dream and how you felt. For example, if you had a happy time playing with your dolls or a toy train set, your dream may simply be reminding you of the simple pleasure of letting your guard down from time to time to do nothing useful but play and relax. These kinds of dreams are particularly common if you have been extremely busy recently and haven’t had time to have fun. If, however, you were bored by the toy or activity in your dream, your unconscious may be urging you to put away childish things that don’t really give you stimulation and satisfaction, and to spend your time more productively.
Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
Andirons seen in a dream, denotes good will among friends, if the irons support burning logs; if they are in an empty fireplace, loss of property and death are signified. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If noticed in a brightly glowing fireplace, the portent is one of personal gratification, if in an unlit fireplace, a disappointing love affair is forecast.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The newest heavenly body, Chiron is the sign of the wounded healer It may announce someone who has coped with a great deal of emotional pain and thus learned compassion toward others. Chiron’s appearance may call you to a healing profession It may also represent the influence of karma in your life brought up from previous incarnations or any other transgressions of your soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream about seeing or using a curling iron means that a new crush or romantic partner is coming into your life. You like someone, and there is a good chance they like you back!... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are saying curse words, suggests that you need to stop allowing others to harass you. Others see you as someone who they can take advantage of.
To hear others curse in your dream, means that you have overlooked an urgent matter or situation. Someone may even need to be rescued from some unusual circumstances. It may be your job to protect them.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream about issues with the environment (such as global warming, pollution, etc.) reflects negative emotions. You may be feeling upset and fearful of a situation or relationship. Alternatively, it suggests that you have not clearly understood a situation well enough to make an informed decision.... My Dream Interpretation
1. Dealing with real problems and quality of life.
2. Problems of “inner pollution”; emotional burdens and uncertainties.
3. A positive intention to create your own environment, an expression of realizing or ignoring complex personal needs and wishes. See Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Garbage, Spring, World.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see or use a flat iron in your dream suggests that you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation
Liberation from something that troubles you. Nevertheless, flying high has its perils. The ancient Greek myth of Icarus warns against flying too high. Your dream may show that you are being overambitious.... The Element Encyclopedia
Example:41 must have climbed up this fire escape OK, but the building was incredibly high up and when I reached the platform I looked down and saw everything miles below. At this stage I was gripped with panic and I lay on the floor, clinging to the metal grid it was made of, and couldn’t move. I was so panic stricken it immobilised me completely and I couldn’t move up or even get back down (Helen B). Being high up, as in the example, can depict having a very wide view of one’s situation in life; feeling isolated, alone, or away from the known and secure—as one might in starting a new job, losing one’s job, or moving to a new town; apprehension, anxiety. Looking at something high: above one’s head, feeling impressed or awed; challenge. Also one’s aspirations and widest view of life, therefore the spiritual. See descend; hill; mountain; positions. Idioms: High and mighty; high as a kite; high flown; high flyer; high minded; high places. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a high represents that you are having a peak experience and being at the top of your emotional wave. This dream is a sign that great things are happening to you in your relationships, achievements and in your spiritual mastery.
The more centered you are, the more you can remain grounded and stabilized in your joy. Keep in mind that if you want to be able to contain your bliss, then you have to be able to contain your sorrow.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming about being elevated can reflect, on the one hand, a sense of broad scope, of standing above and observing other things. On the other hand, it can indicate a sense of detachment, of not really being involved. Dreaming about seeing something elevated can indicate being impressed or being challenged.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream that you are wearing or buying high heels, represents femininity and glamour. You feel confident and self-assured. Alternatively, you may feel restricted and limited in your role as a female, because you do not think that you can fully and freely express yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of high school reflect that you are learning, growing, and grappling with issues relating to independence and dependence. You may be sorting through and integrating your own high school memories, traumas and learning opportunities. Consider the importance placed upon your role in life or in high school, i.e. Jock, Nerd, Popular Kid, Valedictorian, etc. See School.... Strangest Dream Explanations
You are dreaming of being held accountable for your responsibilities; this is also the symbolic passage from adolescence to adulthood.
The primary symbolic meaning for this image is deeply connected to your own personal experience of this period in your life. In a general sense, high school is where most of us learned life lessons of responsibility and sexual identity as well as where we built the foundation for the directions we took as grownups. However, the overall experience of this turbulent time varies from person to person and can range from fun and joyous to excruciatingly painful. When you dream of high school, your unconscious is expressing emotional issues that have their roots in this time in your history. This common dream symbol is often related to performance anxiety.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Seeing a large expanse of water in a dream means that earthly desires are taking a backseat for the moment. Watching waters rise or being in die water at high tide: you are seriously distressed and worried. Watching high tide with large waves coming in suggests that you make a long-overdue decision now—or suffer the consequences. Watching the tides come and go is a reminder that life and fortunes always change! See Low Tide, Water.
Depth Psychology: High tide represents an emotional eruption, like a surge of love, or fear, or a shock, etc. Any of these things may happen or you may have just experienced one of them. See Flood.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are giving the “high-five” to someone, signifies your connection to that person. You are trying to get their recognition, acknowledgement or attention. Additionally, you may want or need to incorporate certain aspects of that person into your own self.
If you dream of someone giving you a “high-five”, this signifies your need to develop deeper and closer friendship ties.... My Dream Interpretation
Our spirit, intellect, ideals and consciences are being brought to our attention. This applies also when dreaming of the upper part of anything (of a building or body, for example). Our altruism may be being brought into question.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of your higher self is very auspicious in that you are connecting with your inner wisdom, guidance, and clarity. Keep in mind that the more you access this aspect of yourself, the more your enlightenment process is quickened. See Prophetic Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
On life’s journey, are you moving along fast, or are you stuck in a traffic jam? Are you rushing or taking a leisurely trip? As a traffic symbol, as in Driving a Car and Auto, it almost always has sexual undertones. Is the highway crowded (I must defend myself against many rivals) or is it empty (I am going my own way)? Are there any complications during the trip, like accidents, breakdowns, or difficult traffic situations? This would always correspond to problems in the present.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Driving down a highway may comment that you have chosen the high road, a path least traveled, or a path of wisdom and spintual truth. It may represent a well-traveled or well- paved direction in which many can travel.
A crowded highway may represent frustration with others who are moving too slowly, such as in making a decision at work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
In dreams, highways represents your sense of direction and your life’s path.
A smooth, straight highway signifies inner peace and a trouble-free journey ahead for you, while a winding, bumpy road reflects emotional disharmony and difficulties in your near future.
To dream of walking on a highway during the daytime suggests that you are headed towards a big future - the possibilities are endless! If you were walking on a highway at night, this signifies your struggle for contentment.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of a busy highway is an obstacle dream and indicates an increase in present difficulties; however, if you crossed it, the omen is that things will get worse only before they get better, and the worries will suddenly disappear.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Traveling on a highway during a dream should be interpreted as a positive sign. This image indicates that you have all the means to solve the problems. However, no matter where you go you still have to pay the price for mistakes. You must, therefore, respond to commitments without giving up.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In dreams, any kind of highway represents a symbolic journey in real life; this may be related to your career, your private or your social life. Your actions on this journey will be significant. Were you caught in traffic, were you steering down a winding, dangerous road or driving the wrong way up a one-way street? Everything that occurs will be significant for your dream interpretation. To dream that you are in parking lot suggests that you need to slow down and take some time to relax from your daily activities. To dream that you cannot find a parking space indicates your inability to find your place in life. You may still be on your quest to find your talent or the niche where you belong. Alternatively, it may reflect your busy life and lack of time.... The Element Encyclopedia
Highways carry you toward, or away from, someone or something. Other parts of the dream are important to meaning here, such as billboards, buildings, and people or vehicles that are traveling on the same highway.
Being lost on the highway: Needing to make a decision, but not having a clear picture of what all the options offer. Alternatively, feeling as if you have lost your faith or spiritual focus.
Stranded on a highway: A type of desertion dream. Also, a need within to reach out and ask for aid, otherwise the vehicle of your life may remain stalled.
Hitchhiking down: Wanderlust; the desire to release all responsibilities and experience some adventure. Alternatively, riding on someone else’s talents, abilities, or finances, instead of being independent.
Fork in the road: A determination that must be made fairly quickly or the opportunity may be lost. Two vehicles taking separate parts of this fork represent individuals or situations moving away from one another.... The Language of Dreams
If one sees himself holding a piece of iron in his dream, it means wealth and strength after poverty and weakness. Ifone sees himselfeating a piece of iron in a dream, it means victory in his life.
If he eats it with bread in the dream, it means bearing difficulties in his livelihood. Discovering iron as a mineral in a dream means prosperity and strength in one’s livelihood. Forging iron in a dream means becoming competent and qualified in one’s craft.
To own iron in a dream means wealth which is accumulated with great pain.
(Also see Bond’; Fetter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Something is in need of improvement or needs to be “ironed out.” Are you being too conventional? Domesticity, as in Communion, only here, the social meaning is more or less missing; rather more like Flowerpot, Baking, Roast, and also Hen, Pillow, Porcelain, Apron.
Stability, willpower, resilience, hardness, and coldness, as in Ice. Also having “your iron in the fire,” which points to vitality and transformation (recasting, forming).
Folklore: Difficulties.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: If you are at a forge shaping iron: arguments, quarrels, and frustration. Seeing a piece of red hot iron: your passions are red-hot (particularly in a man’s dream). Looking at an iron gate means obstacles and difficulties ahead.
Depth Psychology: Iron is a symbol of strength and resilience, but also of your distaste for certain plans. Are you suffering because of a person’s rigid personality?... Dreamers Dictionary
Most metals indicate difficulties when they are prominent in a dream, but the colour may be held to affect this. Silver or Gold would carry the significance of White or Yellow, whereas Iron would be similar to Black.... Mystic Dream Book
Tiron usually symbolizes power. In a dream it can signify the part of ourselves that is capable of discipline – an iron will. However, before being tempered by fire (life’s challenges) and made into hard steel, iron requires protecting against corrosion.
It is this quality of the development of protection against spiritual ‘corrosion’ (eating away) that needs to be dealt with so we can progress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of using a clothes iron we are attempting to make ourselves more presentable to the outside world. We may also be trying to ‘smooth things over’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually represents our strengths and determination. It can also signify the rigidity of our emotions or beliefs. We should consider being more flexible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
While gold and mercury are associated with spirituality, this metal relates to the earth and the inferior. It symbolizes fortitude, lack of flexibility, and excessive rigor. These ideas are usually linked to violent images, in which power is acquired through physical force. (See BLACKSMITH) This dream has unfavorable omens, since iron portends stress and pain. Among the Persians, however, iron was very esteemed and, seen in dreams, promised goods and happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
An iron removes wrinkles from articles of clothing. As a symbol, a wrinkle represents something that is out of alignment. As such, the iron then is the symbolic ability to smooth things over and create more uniformity in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of the element of iron represent strength, power, unbendable, inflexible, stubborn energy. Your dream may be showing you that you have too many irons in the fire. Dreams of ironing clothes represent your ability to eliminate the wrinkles, challenges, and struggles of your life. You have the ability to take matters into your own hands, iron out the details, and make everything seamless, understandable, and presentable.... Strangest Dream Explanations
For a woman, the performance of this household chore in a dream signifies a joyous relief from some onerous burden; for a man, it predicts an unexpected profit or increased income.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Since meteorites often supply one of the few sources of pure iron, this is sometimes called the sky stone and can herald a reconnection with more “cosmic” awareness.
Everyday life, and how effectively you use the simple tools you have available. In ancient times, iron was rarely used magically or religiously. People believed the metal would hinder metaphysical energy. Instead, iron became a favored metal in hand tools.
Because of its metaphysical neutrality, iron did find its way into amulets and talismans to protect people against fairies, jinni, ghosts, and dragons (China). Consequently, dreaming of it may portend a visitation from or the need to safeguard oneself from the Devic realms.
Roman: Strength and health. Athletes carried iron for endurance, and if worn as a ring or bracelet, they believed it could draw out maladies (see Jewelry).
Have you been daydreaming a lot, or are your goals too lofty? Iron reminds us to keep at least one foot in reality.... The Language of Dreams
1- The conventional explanation of lead appearing in a dream is that we have a situation around us which is a burden to us. We are not coping with life as perhaps we should be, and it is leaving us hcaw-hearted. Lead, as in a lead of a pencil, has obvious connections with the life force and masculinity.
2- Lead as a substance is less used nowadays than it used to be, but still has the connotations of a base metal. In dreams it can indicate that the time is ripe for transformation and transmutation. We need to instigate changes to give a better quality to our lives.
3- Lead in spiritual symbolism stands for bodily consciousness.
It is the metal of Saturn and we should look at how that planet may help us progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Lead in spiritual symbolism stands for a consciousness of the physical realms as opposed to the spiritual.
It is the metal of saturn and has this planet’s symbolism of blocking progress unless it is moving forward in the correct way for ultimate success. As we become more spiritually proficient, the old magical and alchemical definitions become more relevant.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Lead as a substance is less used nowadays than it used to be, but still has the connotations of a base metal. In dreams it can indicate that the time is ripe for transformation and transmutation. We need to instigate changes to give a better quality to our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The conventional explanation of lead appearing in a dream is that we have a situation around us, which is a burden to us. We are not coping with life as we should, leaving us heavy-hearted. Lead, as in a lead of a pencil, has obvious connections with the life force and masculinity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- Any metal appearing in dreams represents the restrictions of the real world. It can represent basic abilities and attributes, but also can be hardness of feeling or emotional rigidity.
2- Most metals have svmbolic meanings. They can also be conncctcd with various planets: Sun is represented by gold, the Moon by silver, Mercury by quicksilver, Venus by copper. Mars by iron,Jupiter by tin, Saturn by lead.
3- Spiritual elements and how they can enhance our progression.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of metal denote heaviness, strength, rigid beliefs, and an unbending will. Dreams of this conductor of energy are also about the transmition of information, electricity, and the amplification of energy.
If something is testing your metal, you are being challenged to see how strong, committed, integerous, and smart you really are.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The ancients recognized the importance of metal, particularly as offerings to the gods, and much of that symbolism is still relevant in dreams today as we find our magical roots and progress on our spiritual journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Most metals have symbolic meanings. They can also be connected with various planets: sun is represented by gold, the moon by silver, mercury by quicksilver, venus by copper, mars by iron, jupiter by tin, saturn by lead. In dreams these ancient symbolisms begin to surface as we learn more.
For instance, mars the warrior wielding an iron sword suggests that we need to fight our own corner and become more assertive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Any metal appearing in dreams represents the restrictions of the real world. It can represent basic abilities and attributes, but also can be hardness of feeling or emotional rigidity.
An article made of lead suggests a heavy responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Metals are hard but malleable, a potent symbol of strength and character. Metals can also be cold and, because of their association with technology, represent the inhuman side of our society.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
In dreams, metal represents strength, material power and force. It can also suggest strength of will, perhaps unbending emotions or a hard or unfeeling nature. Any metal appearing in a dream therefore suggests basic abilities and attributes, but also hardness of feeling or emotional coldness.
Aluminum or aluminum foil signifies a need for reflection or introspection. Perhaps you need a change in perspective. Bronze suggests the blending of different aspects of your life, whilst also portraying recognition for perseverance and the successful completion of your goals. Copper suggests intelligence, an outgoing nature or the need to communicate something important.
Gold is a symbol of what is precious or valued in your life. Finding gold indicates that you are discovering and expressing these characteristics in your life; burying gold means you are hiding something. Associated with the sun and victory, gold may also represent life, completion and renewal. For alchemists, gold represents the spiritual treasure that was gained by transforming the spirit.
If the gold is cheap, this suggests something you value but that does not deserve your respect.
If the gold is tarnished, this suggests something beautiful in you that has been neglected.
When the metal iron appears in a dream, it usually suggests strength and determination but it can also suggest emotional coldness.
If you are using a clothes iron, is there something in your life you are trying to smooth over? In dreams, the appearance of lead suggests a situation in your waking life that is burdening you and leaving you heavy-hearted. Lead as in a lead pencil also has associations with masculinity. Mercury in dreams implies a fluctuating situation or vacillation within yourself over a particular problem. To dream of nickel suggests the need for a new approach to replace an old one. It can also suggest small steps you need to take to help you reach your goal.
Platinum in dreams is a symbol of a life aspect that stimulates multiple opportunities, whilst silver has a double meaning: on a practical level it suggests finance or money, but on a psychological level it represents the qualities of the moon or the need to follow your intuition. Spiritually, silver is said to represent the feminine aspect, whilst gold is the masculine.
If polished silver has the properties of a mirror so your dream may be suggesting that you need to reflect on some waking situation.
Steel in dreams is a symbol of strength and endurance, whereas tin is a symbol of something or someone inferior in your life that is not of the quality it should be; tin may also indicate low self-esteem. Bear in mind, too, that certain metals are also associated with certain planets: Sun-gold; Moon-silver; Mercury- quicksilver; Venus-copper; Mars-iron; Jupiter-tin; Saturn-lead.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a metal detector either symbolize that you are looking for treasure or looking for fault. You may be feeling cynical as you look for a hidden agenda and/or feeling on the defensive, wanting to see with the X-ray eyes. Perhaps you are testing your metal to detect how solid you really are.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Seeing or wearing sandals: you want to make one of two statements: I am different from the rest of society, or I am light-hearted and have a great need to be free. See Foot, Shoes.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance. But if the sandals hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they foretells small annoyances, possibly related to money. Also see “Flip-flops.”... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance, but if they hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they portend vexation concerning small money matters.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Shoes relate to how grounded you are, what direction you are moving in, and how you’d like to express yourself about how you are going where you are headed. Sandals are the ultimate in casual effortlessness. Their open structure implies a desire to experience freedom.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream of straightening your hair means you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are saying swear words, suggests that you need to stop allowing others to harass you. Others see you as someone who they can take advantage of.
To hear others swear in your dream, indicates that you have overlooked an urgent matter or situation. Someone may even need to be rescued from some unusual circumstances. It may be your job to protect them.... My Dream Interpretation
Swearing or using bad language in your dream suggests hidden anger or fear. Both Jung and Fritz Perls believed that each dream character and object is an aspect of yourself. They believed our character is multifaceted and strives towards wholeness, so if your dream contained foul language, you might consider that the raunchy vocalizations are trying to get your attention. Maybe you are too timid in waking life and need to listen more to the parts of yourself that are forceful, pushy or lewd? If you find that someone is shouting at you in your dream, this may be a warning, urging you to slow down and think things through; it may also, however, be a greeting or applause for your achievements.
If you hear cheering in your dreams, this often indicates happy or triumphant feelings, although it could also be wish-fulfillment.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are bestowed with the highest honor in your dream, such as the Nobel peace prize or a bravery award, this could suggest a desire for your qualities and actions to be recognized by the appropriate person or authority in waking life.
Dreaming of winning a particular prize, such as the Booker prize for literature, could be encouraging you to develop your interest in writing and those ideas for a novel that you have never put down on paper. Perhaps you have an unknown potential to be a best-selling author and your unconscious mind is urging you to have a go. The same applies to dreams when you create a beautiful painting or sculpture. Your unconscious is indicating that you should explore your artistic potential.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Limb) One’s thighs in a dream represent his family or clan. Anything that affects them in the dream will manifest in his family or clan.
If one sees his thighs missing something in a dream, it means that he is a foreigner, or that he does not know his lineage or ancestry. Experiencing pain in one’s thigh in a dream means doing harm to one’s own family or clan.
If one sees that a piece of skin is crafted to his thigh in a dream, it means that someone will attribute a son to him, and it will turn to be a false allegation. Thighs in a dream also represent the pillars of one’s house, the head of a household, one’s wife, one’s husband, son, master, earnings, business, vehicle, or wealth. One’s thighs in their beautiful condition in a dream also represent the correctness of one’s prayers, or they may represent his garment, tools, or chair. Imputation of one’s thigh in a dream means taking a long journey and dying in a foreign country.
(Also see Body’; Foot; Leg)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself wearing a necklace made of pearls, it means he will commit the Holy Qur’aan to memory and he will become trustworthy and Allah-fearing. He will be a person with a huge family. He will be held in high esteem by men and women alike.
The more strings there are to such a necklace the greater will be his trustworthiness and esteem and family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation