Someone or something is trying to control you, perhaps an authority figure. You are being restricted by someone or something’s power or overpowering attitude over you. Someone has power/authority over you; can make you do things you don’t necessarily want to do. There is a restriction in your life. You may not be aware of this consciously so examine your situation, and those with whom you are in close contact. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Someone has a power or authority over you; they can make you do things you don’t necessarily want to do. There is a restriction in your life. You may not be aware of this consciously so examine your situation and those with whom you are in close contact.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To dream of an abbot represents a powerful male in your life, usually a father figure given to displays of authority. Dreaming that you are ‘less than’ the abbot may indicate a lack of confidence in your life and emotional/spiritual suppression possibly connected to your relationship with your own father. Dreaming that you are equal to or more powerful than the abbot this indicates a willingness to take action in your life, changing an old habit to grow in confidence and embracing more of who you truly are.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The figure of the monk or abbot is associated with wisdom. It appears in moments of doubt and can signify the need to go to a person willing and able to listen, understand, and guide the dreamer (who cannot solve the problem alone).
Ancient traditions claim that dreaming of an abbot means sickness is near or someone is hatching a conspiracy.
Dreaming of an abbess, however, denotes good friendships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Bishop, Monk; the archetype of the priest comes to the fore, a person of authority (male or female), who is austere and dignified. Romanticized Father / Mother- figure, particularly with very religious people (consciously or unconsciously).
The dreamer is often longing for a leader—a priest or minister—or per- ceives himself to be one.
Folklore: Declining health.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of apes, monkeys, gorillas or baboons suggests a link with the impulsive, imprudent, inquisitive side of ourselves, such as the self-centred grabbing of food, or sexual gratification without concern for the needs of the other person. It can also suggest the ability to mimic or copy, as well the childish, foolish and infantile side of the dreamer’s character that delights in mischief-making.
On the other hand, to dream of apes or monkeys, especially if they are white haired, can link in with the dreamer’s own unconscious wisdom: the wonderful experience of existing, of being alive with all the powers of a living creature such as strength, passion, awe and wonder in meeting life and the stars. Does your dream monkey reveal a wider side of you? The three mystic monkeys cover their eyes, ears and mouth showing that they ‘see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil’. Do you need to keep your own counsel?... The Element Encyclopedia
Often these characters represent the side of us that has been ‘called’ or has a vocation; this suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side. When such characters appear in a man’s dream the relationship that is represented is often non sexual in nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: Seeing a hermit in tattered clothes: bad news in the near future; your efforts are fruitless. Seeing one hermit means you are looking for advice.
If you are the hermit: you have lost faith in vour fellow men and would like to withdraw. Living with your partner in an isolated place: your relationship needs a major overhaul—in some cases, only a separation will do.
Depth Psychology: A hermit often symbolizes a wise counselor; sometimes it means you have lost faith in a person or in humanity and that you would like to “get away from it all.” Are you feeling lonely right now? Do you need peace and quiet, to find a place where you can think about the world, yourself, and your life? See Guru.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a hermit symbolize your need to take time for yourself. Or if you’ve been in isolation, playing it safe, and avoiding intimacy for too long, this dream could be showing you that it is time to come out and be part of the living and take a risk.
The hermit also can symbolize that you are in a period of self reflection where you are reevaluating all that you’ve learned and are trying to find a sense of inner peace. See Island and Cave.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A holy man, or the wise old man, will often appear in dreams as the hermit, suggesting that we are discovering the dimension in ourselves which has a spiritual awareness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: There are two types of hermit: one withdraws from life in order to live an entirely spiritual existence and knows that others will care for his bodily needs, whereas the other travels throughout the world using his knowledge and expertise to help others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: There is a kind of loneliness and singularity within many people, which prevents us from making relationships on a one-to-one basis. This may manifest in dreams as the figure of the hermit.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the hermit may represent one of her links with the divine in the same way as a priest does. In a man’s dream the hermit will often highlight his own links with his god, whatever form that takes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a hermit predicts study, patient work, and acquisition of knowledge, if, of course, it is on a clear and sunny atmosphere. In contrast, the vision of a hermit in a dark and gloomy place represents a laborious and tedious work.
Dreaming that a hermit gives you shelter denotes generosity toward friends and enemies.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Retreat; Sanctuary) A hermitage in a dream represents a spiritual retreat, abstinence, good character, seclusion, ascetic detachment, controlling one’s desires and wants, divorcing one’s wife, abandoning one’s friends, or it could mean an illness.
If a sick person sees himself in a hermitage in a dream, it may mean his death, or it could mean suppressing one’s sexual desires. Occupying a hermitage or building one in a dream means rising in station.
A beautiful and a newly built hermitage in the dream represents a wife.
A hermitage in a dream also could mean migration, bewilderment, severing a friendship, hiding, power, or it could represent one’s son. Whatever may affect a hermitage in the dream also could manifest in the life of one’s son.
(Also see Retreat; Temple)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of complete saturation of an experience represents wisdom, sensitivity and deep learning.
To experience a situation to its utmost, without reservation, is part of the magic of dreams. You now have the experience of taking something in whole-heartedly that you can incorporate into your conscious state.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Abstinence; Asceticism; Bat; Celibacy; Extremism; Fear; School of thought) Living a monastic life in a dream means walking away from common traditions. Becoming a monk in a dream means receiving praises, respect, or commendation, though one will become uptight because of it, or have limited resources, little money, lives meekly, have constant fears, or it could mean hiding away from people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a monk symbolize spiritual devotion, connection to spirit, and the aspect of you that is service oriented, altruistic, selfless, and generous, detached from the confines of your ego.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: In his devotion to the mystical life, the monk in dreams symbolizes an emotional response to a vocation, perhaps to a life of ascetism. He symbolizes holiness – and no matter what religion – that part of us that searches for the divine. He can have the same significance as the hermit or wanderer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: As a shadowy representation of the part of us that prefers to exist in isolation, the monk can appear in dreams when our self-belief is under threat. When he is cowled or hooded he signifies hidden information, but with his face uncovered he represents truth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a monk or nun appears in your dreams, the positive aspects of this archetype are fairly obvious: spiritual intensity, devotion, dedication, persistence, and perhaps wisdom. Are these qualities you need to develop within yourself? The monk archetype can also suggest the ability to be single-minded, assiduous, devoted to a spiritual path or to any great achievement that requires intense focus. On the shadow side, the role of a religious recluse could be seen as being removed from the real world, overly pious, even privileged in the sense of not having to be concerned about earning a living, or raising a family.... The Element Encyclopedia
A monkey in a dream represents someone with every type of faults. Fighting with a monkey and beating him in a dream means falling sick then recovering from one’s illness. Ifthe monkey wins the fight, then it means falling to an illness that has no cure.
A monkey in a dream also represents a sinner and a criminal. Monkey’s bite in a dream represents a fight or having an argument with someone.
A monkey in a dream also represents a deceitful person, a sorcerer, or an illness.
If one becomes a monkey in a dream, it means profiting from sorcery, or engaging in adultery.
A monkey in a dream also represents a defeated enemy. Riding on the back of a monkey in a dream means winning a war against one’s enemy. Eating monkey’s flesh in a dream means suffering from depression, becoming poor, alcoholic, deprived, or suffering from an illness that could lead one near his death. Ifone is offered a monkey as a gift in a dream, it means that he will defeat and capture an enemy, or it could mean that he will betray a trust. Carrying a monkey over one’s shoulders in a dream means stealing something from one’s house, or something that belongs to his family.
A monkey in a dream also represents a filthy and a loathsome person. Owning a monkey in a dream means suffering major losses in one’s life.
A monkey in a dream also means committing a sin, disobedience to God’s commands, or becoming despised.
The monkey is a symbol that needs to be understood by considering the various associations that we make when thinking about them. Monkeys may represent lust, self-satisfaction and trickery.
A monkey may also represent positive attributes, such as agility, inspiration, a sense of freedom and a capacity to imitate. In Japan, toys that look like monkeys are given to children because monkeys are supposed to be able to drive out evil spirits. In India, the monkey is a symbol of soul. Thus, monkeys as symbols appear to have a double or twin meaning. Whether positive or negative, the monkey is revealing something to you about what is going on in your inner world. People usually think that monkeys are far less evolved and the expression “stop monkeying around” is understood by all.
The dream with a monkey may be an encouragement from you unconscious to continue to develop your personality by staying close to your own nature.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Foolishness; thoughtlessness; being ruled by impulse. But sometimes same as ape (see above in this entry). Idioms: make a monkey of; monkey business; monkey with; monkey tricks. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Monkey may arrive to warn of a mischievous prankster at work who may make a mess of things. It points to pnmal emotions that need to be expressed more freely, perhaps those associated with childhood. Monkeys teach us about the importance of family relationships and group interactions. In that they swing on trees, they may point to explonng branches of knowledge.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: The monkey is a symbol of an embarrassing encounter. Or you may be worried about your bad habits.
If the monkey is playing with you and making faces, you are surrounded by superficial and insonct-driven people, or you may be examining your own “animalistic tendencies.” Several monkeys: your enemies don’t want to show their “real faces.” If a monkey is climbing, your chances for romance will improve.
Depth Psychology: The monkey is considered our animalistic shadow, a distorted image of ourselves. We are afraid of the ‘lecherous monkey” in us, because it is only looking for physical gratification. Sometimes the monkey may be a warning against false, manipulative friends.... Dreamers Dictionary
The monkey characterizes the infantile, childish and arrested side of our character.
The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisitiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, this quality of lively curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If swinging from limb to limb, stop and get yourself centered; if chattering or jumping up and down, still the mind through meditation; if monkey is imitating others, recognize and change some crazy numbers you are running you have picked up from others. Monkey see, monkey do. Determine direction from within.... The Dream Books Symbols
This represents the worst of ourselves. It indicates that your instincts are about to run wild, since the monkey is considered a restless, mocking, and lascivious animal. Very often, this dream is related to sex: the unconscious struggles break free and unleash its most primal desires. The message associated with these images is that you must control your impulses, channeling them in the proper way (without, however, repressing them).
In India, monkeys are associated with those human attitudes that surrender in the face of worries, doubts, and fears. The dream may be telling you to try to find inner peace.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Whenever an animal is present in a dream, it is pointing to a more instinctual approach to life. You may be obsessed with a pervasive thought pattern that won’t let your mind rest.
The proverbial “monkey on your back” or the agitation of the “monkey mind” may be what this dream is calling forth.
A monkey may also be indicative of the ability to mimic behavior by rote, but without a heartfelt understanding of the deeper meaning associated with the choices you are making. From an aboriginal perspective, the medicine available through the totem of the monkey relates to curiosity and playful energy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
These Sisters of Mercy are always associated with Black, which is not a fortunate omen in a dream. Be careful of the motives of the people around you, for you are liable to be deceived.... Mystic Dream Book
Dreams of a nun symbolize your connection to God, martyrdom, and/or deprivation of natural, sexual feelings and desires. Nuns also represent extreme sacrifice, the ability to renounce human wants, needs and desires for a higher goal. Perhaps you’ve been too strict with yourself, allowing yourself to have nun of the good things in life. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations
In today’s somewhat promiscuous society it is unlikely that we will dream of virgins. Nuns, however, as holy women epitomize devotion to the divine and as a feminine archetype signify the priestess, one who has a spiritually satisfying relationship with god.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The nun, as a woman who has dedicated her life to service of her god, signifies our emotional need to commit to something beyond ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
They represent devotion, piety, and feelings. The figure of the nun also expresses, above all, purity and chastity. Her presence in dreams reveals a strong need for communication with oneself. Often, it announces the need to spend time alone.
If you are going through a difficult situation, the dream indicates that you should reflect at length before making decisions. When a man dreams of a monk, it may deal with the spiritual side of his personality.
Dreaming of a monk announces unpleasant travel and disagreements in the family.
If you dream that you are a nun, you will be disappointed in love. But to meet her predicts emotional happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This is an archetypal character aspect connected with extreme devotion to spiritual principles, though often this idea is expressed as the shadow of such devotion because of personal associations with this image. Also because of the media, this symbol carries with it a great number of potential shades of meaning, from an intense level of respect to humorous irreverence. Additionally, especially for those who grew up in parochial school, there is a powerful connection between nuns and strict discipline that is often connected to corporal punishment. On the serious end of the spectrum, the nun is the symbolic bride of Christ and represents a level of dedication that is unparalleled in our modern culture. In this light, the character aspect of a nun in a dream connects to a deeply committed spiritual side of your nature that is willing to sacrifice much for the sake of your beliefs. For those individuals with experience in the Catholic school system, nuns can also connect to a level of strictness that represents obstacles to spiritual connection because of a distaste for the authoritative severity nuns can be known for. Lastly, the figure of the nun in her habit has been incorporated into the world of comedy, and for many people this image sparks feelings of amusement and parody.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Graduates of parochial schools have numerous associations with nuns that go beyond the scope of this book. Otherwise, nuns can represent everything from spirituality to religious authority to sexual repression.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The dream of seeing a nun symbolizes purity, chastity, and compliance. It likewise suggests a reminder for you to firmly hold on to your oath and promise. It also predicts of an increase in worldly riches that will likely go against your spirituality.
Dreaming of a nun may also suggest the joke or having ‘none’ or ‘nothing.’ A woman who dreams that she is a nun hints of discontent in her present circumstance and surroundings.
The presence of a lifeless nun in your dream represents lack and desolation over the treacherous act of a loved one.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If he is in the pulpit, it denotes sickness and trouble for the dreamer.
If a woman dreams that she is in love with a priest, it warns her of deceptions and an unscrupulous lover.
If the priest makes love to her, she will be reproached for her love of gaiety and practical joking.
To confess to a priest, denotes that you will be subjected to humiliation and sorrow. These dreams imply that you have done, or will do, something which will bring discomfort to yourself or relatives.
The priest or preacher is your spiritual adviser, and any dream of his professional presence is a warning against your own imperfections. Seen in social circles, unless they rise before you as spectres, the same rules will apply as to other friends. See Preacher. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Clergyman; Conjecture; Monk; Prognosticator) A priest in a dream connotes faith, renouncing the world, staying away from suspicion, or he could represent an Imam, a guide, an example to be followed, or a wise man whose instructions people respect and obey.
A priest in a dream also could represent someone who follows conjecture, or someone who does not see his own faults.
If a regular person sees himself as a priest in a dream, it means benefits for others, rising in station and fame.
If a layman sees himself speaking like a preacher, a soothsayer, a fortuneteller, an astrologer or a priest in a dream, it means that he lies and engages in falsehood.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The priest in your dream could represent spiritual needs, your conscience, a desire to be virtuous, inner guidance, or your higher self. This dream could be comforting if it reassures you that there is safety and strength in spiritual forces. Please remember that dream interpretation is very, very personal. Some people may have had negative experiences with clergy, and in that case the dream may have an entirely different tone.
The spiritual forces represented in this dream could be intrinsic, revealing your own spiritual qualities, strengths, and abilities, or they could represent the spiritual forces around you. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a priest signify spiritual authority, devotion, dedication, and sacrifice. Perhaps this dream reflects that you are putting your spiritual growth ahead of your material goals. Alternatively, this might be a message to find a healthy expression for your sexual feelings or any desire you have that you deem less than holy. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a priest in your dream, signifies spiritual needs, rules, religious beliefs and moral guidance.
If the priest in your dream is angry or disapproving, you feel like you are being over-protected or treated unfairly by authority figures.
If the priest is skinny, this represents your guilt over being mean to others.
If the priest was fat, this signifies your greed or laziness. Seeing a priest in your dream can also symbolize chastity and abstinence, a sign that you are embarrassed or ashamed about sexual issues or feelings.... My Dream Interpretation
A priest may symbolize your own inner wisdom; or, alternatively, externally imposed commands and prohibitions. Which of these alternatives applies will be suggested by your feeling-response to the priest in the dream, and by the character of the priest himself: for example, does he speak with authority, or only authoritatively? Is he loving or aggressive and punitive?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A priest could represent religion and its traditional norms. You may be in a period of moral self-judgement. On the other hand, the priest could be a manifestation of your own spiritual wisdom. In this sense, dreaming that a priest hears your confession is an invitation to bring yourself closer to more transcendental truths, to connect with your true essence. Only in this way will you be able to find the way to reveal to yourself what it is that you want to do with your life.
Any dream depicting a priest has advantageous omens. It usually signifies the end of a dispute that has been concerning you for a while.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This is an archetypal character aspect that represents extreme devotion to spiritual principles.
The proliferation of this image in the media makes it a universal symbol for spiritual devotion. Also because of the media, this symbol carries with it a great number of potential shades of meaning, from an intense level of respect to humorous irreverence or even intense antipathy. Your personal associations with priests will therefore play a prominent role in how you interpret a dream with a priest in it. On the serious end of the spectrum, the priest is the symbolic representation of Christ on Earth and signifies a level of dedication that is unparalleled in our modern culture. In this light, the character aspect of a priest in a dream connects to a deeply committed spiritual side of your nature that is willing to sacrifice much for the sake of your beliefs. There is no getting around the current perception that the institution of the priesthood is also embroiled in deep controversy over sexual improprieties.
The enforced role of celibacy also plays an important role in interpreting this symbol.
If a priest should play a prominent role in a dream, issues of sexuality and sexual expression / freedom may be present.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A spiritual authority figure may symbolize the dreamer’s spiritual needs. In interpreting such a dream, one should note whether the figure was loving and caring, or dictatorial and condemning, as the character of an overbearing parent may be associated with a negative religious figure.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A priest may represent traditional religion with its spiritual rules and regulations. Are you making moral judgments? Alternatively, the priest could represent your own spiritual wisdom. The shadow side of this archetype manifests in lapses of personal morality.... The Element Encyclopedia
These figures all hold a special place in the dream hierarchy. Sometimes intermediaries between an ultimate power and man, and sometimes authority figures, their power comes from beyond themselves. There is, therefore, a sense of ‘otherness’ about them, and in dreams it is usually the former function that they perform. Also consult the entries for archetypes in the introduction and authority figures above.... Dream Meanings of Versatile