If one sees himself in agony in his deathbed, combating the throes and pangs of death in a dream, it means that he is unjust toward himself or others.
(Also see Death)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Apple: Symbol of living life to the full, focusing mind and heart together positively.
Ash: Prosperity, protection, healing.
Aspen: Intuitive knowledge, understanding.
Beech: Inspires us to let go of old patterns, to see more of the good that is in the world. Also a symbol of narrow-mindedness and sorrow.
Birch: Protection, purification.
Blackthorn: Cleansing and renewal, leading to a sudden, spontaneous flowing of the spirit.
Cherry: Success, productivity.
Dogwood: Clarity, vision.
Elder: Exorcism, prosperity, banishing, healing.
Elm: Mystery, encourages renewed faith in the value of our life’s work.
Fir: Ancient wisdom, regeneration.
Hawthorn: Fertility, prosperity.
Hazel: Manifestation, protection, fertility.
Maple: Luck, strength, family.
Pear: Hope, generosity, inner growth .
Pine: Ancient wisdom, eternal life .
Poplar: Vision, peace.
Rowan: Healing, empowerment.
Willow: Love, healing, protection, fertility.... The Element Encyclopedia
The image of the suppressed or of the shadow, suggesting a chance for integration.
The type of animal in the dream is important. Jung suggested that we find out more about the innate character of the animal we have dreamed about. According to Freud, small animals always symbolize children and siblings, while wild animals are a symbol for sexually excited or exciting people, evil urges, or passions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Wild animals: The lower nature, the unknown, fear, danger. Astrological parallel: Aries... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A study carried out by Robert L. Van de Castle found a larger number of animal dreams in children than in adults. Dreams of a group of 741 children (383 girls and 358 boys) aged four to six- teen were examined for the presence of animal figures. The frequency for each animal figure at each age level was tabulated for girls and boys. Animal figures were present in 39.4 percent of dreams from the four- and five-year-old children. The percentage steadily dropped for each subsequent age grouping (six- and seven-year-olds, 35.5 percent; eight- and nine-year-olds, 33.6 percent; ten- and eleven-year-olds, 29.8 percent; twelve- and thirteen-year-olds, 21.9 percent; and fourteen- through sixteen-year-olds, 13.7 percent).
Boys had higher animal percentage figures at ages four through six (44 percent, versus 34 per- cent for girls), while girls had higher animal dreams at ages nine through eleven (36 percent, versus 26 percent for boys). Overall, animal figures appeared in 29 percent of the combined girls’ dreams and 29.6 percent of the combined boys’ dreams. There were more than three times as many animal figures in the dreams of children as there were in the dreams of adults. The seven most frequent animal figures for children were dogs (30), horses (28), cats (15), snakes (15), bears (14), lions (13), and monsters (e.g., wolfman) (13).
If the frequencies for all animal figures are considered, it is clear that children dream more frequently of large and threatening wild animals, while college students dream more often of pets and domesticated animals. Bears, lions, tigers, gorillas, elephants, bulls, dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters accounted for twenty-seven percent of the animal figures in children’s dreams but only seven percent of the animal figures in adult dreams. This collection of wild animals appeared more frequently (forty-four times) in boys’ dreams than in girls’ dreams (twenty-seven times). Several theorists have suggested that these large, threatening animals may represent parental figures in the dreams of children.
An interesting gender difference was found in the types of animal figures. Women and girls reported significantly more mammals, while men and boys reported significantly more nonmammals. This may indicate females identify at some level with other forms of life that nurse their young with mammary glands, and this identification is reflected in the type of animals that appear in their dreams.
The meaning of animals in dream ... Dreampedia
2. Aspects of one’s own or another’s personality as reﬂected in the characteristics of a certain animal.
3. Religious or spiritual representations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A helpful animal normally represents the instinctive self. Look at your feelings and beliefs about this animal.
An animal relates to your own natural and inborn instincts. Good omens of a base nature as long as they are not being violent.
If misbehaving, it is an indication of a party where people are lacking good manners and are demonstrating poor judgment. This is all a reflection of the patterns that need to be repatterened within you. Your belief system is drawing you to these situations and people. Animals represent your primitive, physical and sexual mannerisms and expressions.
A heard: prosperity. Animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities. Black Dog Animals represent the dreamer’s animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression, paternal or maternal instincts, social status, etc.
The choice of animal, its color and location indicate how the instinct is regarded.
For example, a black dog in the bedroom means the dreamer’s attitude to sex is dominated by fear. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities **Animals: “Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent effects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.
The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(1) Parents may appear in dreams in the guise of animals. The animal will then usually be a focus for the dreamer’s ambivalent - love-hate - feelings towards the parent. For example, a spider or a cat may signify the threatening aspect of a mother from whose influence you need to liberate yourself.
Two of Freud’s most famous patients had animal phobias, as did a patient of Sandor Ferenczi (a member of Freud’s inner circle). One dreamed of white wolves in the branches of a walnut tree outside his bedroom window and the other had strong ambivalent feelings (fear and attraction) towards horses; the third was obsessed with poultry. Freud concluded that in all three cases the animals were father surrogates: in each case the person’s feelings for his father had been displaced on to animals.
(2) Animals may represent other people, besides parents. What you associate with the particular animal - slyness or aggressiveness or whatever — may be a characteristic of the particular person; the way you react to the animal in the dream may express your (perhaps unconscious) feelings towards the person.
(3) Animals in dreams may be symbolic of some primitive - ‘animal’, or even ‘beasdy5 - part of your psyche: some instinctive urge, for example. Thus, if in the dream your emotional response to the animal is one of fear, this would seem to indicate a fear of the instinctive urge (which, because of the fear, has been repressed).
If the animal has a threatening appearance, it may be a symbol of the danger that threatens the peace of the psyche when some part of it is neglected and confined to the ‘cellar’ - the depths of the unconscious - and not allowed proper expression at the conscious level. This situation may also be symbolized by the figure of a caged or wounded animal: we sometimes control our instincts too tightly or even maltreat them, and, just as animals are never more fierce or dangerous than when wounded, so it is with our Svounded’ instincts.
A view well worth considering is that we cannot - without detriment to ourselves - dispense with our animal nature, any more than with our ‘higher’ or ‘spiritual’ nature. The way to achieve peace and happiness is to allow both these sides of our nature to develop and find fulfilment in and through each other, in a symbiosis in which body and spirit, instead of going their separate ways, cooperate with mutual respect, each supplying means for the other’s fulfilment.
(4) A threatening or ferocious animal may represent aggression or anger buried in the unconscious.
If you think this may be so in your case (perhaps because you are prone to irrational, disproportionate outbursts of rage), look for the origins of the aggression. It may go back to early childhood: a child’s desire for a parent and its consequent jealousy and resentment towards the other parent may result in feelings of guilt, which in turn give rise to a desire to punish oneself. This aggressiveness directed against oneself (i.e. masochism) may then spill over into aggressiveness or rancour towards other people (i.e. sadism), especially loved ones or people closely related. Typically, an unresolved Oedipus complex (the ambivalent, love-hate feelings of an infant towards a parent) may display itself in later life in a similar ambivalence towards a spouse - an inability to love someone without simultaneously wanting to punish him or her.
Contradictory feelings towards others are a sign of inner conflict, usually a conflict between desire and conscience. And what we call conscience may be a morbid censoring and prohibiting mechanism set in motion by a childhood fear of punishment. This needs to be distinguished from a healthy conscience, which consists of all those moral guidelines we give ourselves by rational reflection. Some compromise between desires and the need to survive and succeed socially is almost inevitable; but a reasonably negotiated compromise is far preferable to the potentially dangerous inner tension that results from submitting to irrational phobias posing as the moral law.
(5) A tamed animal, or the act of taming an animal, may symbolize (the need for) that kind of controlled expression of instinct that is appropriate for living as a part of civilized society or for feeling that you are ‘king of the castle’ - that is, in control of your own actions.
(6) The wolf in the Little Red Riding Hood story exemplifies another piece of animal symbolism. The wolf here represents for a sexually inexperienced woman the terrifying aspect of the male, the fear of sexual contact. In its earliest versions the story possibly served as a warning to young girls against socially premature sexual relations with men. Animals in dreams may certainly have a sexual meaning and the wolf is an obvious example of this, if only because the word Volf is itself commonly applied to men whose sexual lust is unbounded and purely ‘animal’. See also Frog, Wolf.
(7) If in your dream you arc being chased by an animal, the animal probably represents some (repressed) emotion or instinct. As long as you keep such things buried in your unconscious thev will continue to
plague and disturb you. Face up to whatever it is, and enter into receptive and patient dialogue with it.
(8) The killing of an animal may symbolize cither what has been described in (5) above (but now given exaggerated, dramatic expression) or the actual destruction of some essential, because natural, part of your psyche. The second alternative would indicate some fear of your own instinctive nature, some phobic undervaluing of the body, the senses, or sex. You would have to be very honest to work out which of these alternatives - an irrational slaughter (repression) of the natural self (a symbolic castration), or a rational taming of an instinct diat is threatening the balance of the psyche - is applicable in your own case.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The power of drives such as the urge to parenthood via sex might be shown as a horse which we are trying to control. More than anything else, though, our dream animal represents our powerful reactions to situations, reactions developed through centuries of human experience in frequently terrible situations. This aspect of ourself is rooted in the older portions of the brain.
The animal in our dreams has commonly been seen only as the sex drive.
A careful examination of animal dreams, though, shows this to be untrue.
The animal represents all our biological needs and responses, which include survival and hunger, reproduction; parental urges; need for exercise and rest; social drives, fear reactions, anger, urge to provide (for young and mate); home/nest building; territory protection, social hierarchy, etc.
If these aspects in an individual are damaged or traumatised, we see parents who have lost their natural bonding and caring for their child; individuals who have no sense of social status or responsibility, enabling them to be criminally violent; disturbed and misplaced sexuality. Dominating or attempting to kill out the animal in us can cause tension, depression and illness.
The common escape into dry intellectualism is a cause of internal conflict. Complete permissiveness is no answer either, our higher brain functions need expression too. So one of the challenges of maturing is how to meet and relate to our ‘animals’, and perhaps bring them into expression in a satisfying way. Such drives are fundamentally a push towards life.
It must be remembered that where sex or sexuality is mentioned, I am not simply referring to the sex act. I mean sexuality in its overall aspect, which includes the urge towards parenthood, and the love and caring connected with it.
(Brain damage or certain drugs or chemicals can diminish the ‘human’ levels of function and only the animal and lizard levels are expressed.) Below are listed some common ways animals are used in our dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Animal with a cub
This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.
The dreamer will be dealing with the child-like side of his or her personality, or possibly children known to him.
The hurt young animal
The dreamer may perceive a difficulty in becoming mature or facing life.
Eating the animal
The dream could be about the ‘demons’ one creates which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Pagan belief thought that one took up certain aspects of the animal that were superior in certain respects to ordinary’ human attitudes.
Godlike, talking awe-inspir- ing or wise animals, or those with human characteristics
Animals have not vet become conscious of, or pitted themselves against, the power from which they came so the wisdom they show is innocent and simple.
It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.
The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.
The figures of animals arc an easy way for the dreamer to accept that help.
Killing the animal may destroy the energy derived from the instincts. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control the dreamer’s instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.
To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals whether by building defences - or perhaps by running away - is indicative of the dreamer’s struggle with his animal instincts, and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of the dreamer’s life.
2- When we need some sort of understanding of our own psychological urges, animals will appear which symbolise those qualities. These are:
The mother (see Family) appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.
The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all- caring mother.
If it is recognised in the dream that the bear is masculine the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.
Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as dcstructivcness, fear or anger (for example a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognised as sexual passion or creative power.
Slaying the bull
Indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts and can also represent the sign of Taurus in the Zodiac.
To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings, usually in women. Goddesses such as Bast the Egyptian cat goddess arc usually represented as having two sides to their natures, one devious and one helpful, so the cat often denotes the capricious side of the feminine.
The elegant but also the powerful, yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat. Chameleon The dreamer is recognising either in himself or others the ability to adapt and to change according to surrounding circumstances.
Cold-blooded animals or reptiles
The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. They are usually recognised as being destructive and alien.
To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities are needed.
The various qualities of the different animals of which they are made up need to be assimilated and integrated. There are two potentials of development in one figure.
The dreamer’s animal instincts arc beginning to be recognised and humanised.
The eternal feminine, especially the mother (see Family) or mother figure (see Archetypes) is often depictcd by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.
The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.
The dreamer recognises his place in the world.
The deer symbolises pride/nobility
The dreamer realises that some of his impulses are offensive, or revolting.
Also see individual entry
The dreamer may recognise a faithful and constant companion, a protector or more negatively, somebody the dreamer can’t shake off and who might make trouble.
A dog that the dreamer owned or knew at some period of his life There may be memories asso- ciated with that period of his life, which hold clues to present behaviour.
A huntress with dogs The dreamer is making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the Amazon (see Archetypes).
A dog guarding gates, being near a cemetery In dreams this indicates the guardian of the threshold, and creatures which must be put to sleep or tamed before there can be an initiation into the underworld Domesticated (tame) animals When we dream of domesticated animals we arc aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have come to terms. There are passions which arc being used in a controlled way although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable. Elephant To see an elephant in a dream is to recognise the qualities of patience, long memory, strength and fidelitv. In the more esoteric sense it signifies radiant and glowing wisdom.
A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness.
A period or act of transformation (a frog transforms from a tadpole and moves on to the land). There is something repugnant which is turning into something of value (i.e. a frog into a prince). Also see Snake as all reptiles have the same significance.
To dream of a goat is to recognise creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.
To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with the dreamer’s relationship with the dark side of his nature.
The goat may also represent the Devil or Satan.
It is also the symbol for Capricorn.
The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into madness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the Priestess/Witch aspect of femininity or the Priest/Sorcerer of the masculine (see Archetypes). In its positive imagery however it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the Mother of God.
The hedgehog can represent evil and bad manners, or literallv our inability to handle a ‘prickly’ situation.
The horse in a dream represents the energy at the dreamer’s disposal.
A white horse depicts the spiritual awareness of the dreamer; a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of the dreamer’s nature.
A pale horse is taken to indicate death, and a winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly- plane.
If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries the dreamer forward. Ibo much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.
If the horse is being harnessed to a cart the dreamer may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly- utilitarian objectives.
In a man’s dream, a mare will denote the Anima, a woman; or the realm of the feminine (see Archetypes).
In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the Animus or her relationship with a man.
A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective Shadow (see Introduction) those aspects of the personality which most people attempt to suppress.
The horse as a beast of burden is often the Great Mother (See Introduction). or mother archetype (see Archetypes). In modern dreams the car has largely taken over from the horse as a symbol with many of the same associations (see Car and Journey Sections).
The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and deviousness.
The jackal is associated with the graveyard, and therefore with Death. As a scavenger it is also a cleanser. Esoterically, it is the servant of the transformer, guiding souls from the earth plane into the light.
The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the balance of power between the dark and light forces. Kangaroo This somewhat exotic animal often stands for motherhood. and also strength. Lamb The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature.
It is said that evil cannot withstand such innocence.
The leopard represents cruelty and aggression, and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power. Lion The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.
If the dreamer is struggling with the lion there should be a succcssful development as long as the dreamer is not overpowered, or the lion killed.
A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of the personality- has slipped out of alignment, putting both the dreamer and his surroundings at risk.
A lion lying with a lamb There is a union, or compatibility of oppositcs; instinct and spirit going hand in hand. Lizard also see Reptiles The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one-track’ thinking.
The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream it can often portray objectivity. Monkey The monkey characterises the infantile, childish and arrested side of the dreamer’s character.
The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisi- tiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, that of lively- curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.
The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often signify the blind persistence and determination which enables the dreamer to succeed. Monster/Dragon also see Dragon in D Section A fear which is beyond understanding, usually welling up from within rather than from the outside world, is often represented in dreams by monsters and dragons.
The devouring monster The dream may deal with a recognition that ultimately we arc all absorbed back into a greater whole.
If the dreamer gets the better of the monster he will have mastery over his own fear of death, and may be able to harness this forcc for his own use. Cutting out the monster’s heart or other vital organ, or lighting a fire inside it, depicts the struggle against the dark forces of the underworld.
Also see Vermin
The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognised that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding.
The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and to be able to gain subsistence from its environment, all things the dreamer may- need to develop.
The ox depicts the ability to be patient, and to make sacrifices for others.
Parts of animals
(the limbs, eyes, mouth, etc.)
These have the same significance as parts of the human body (see Body).
If the four legs are particularly emphasised possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. Pig or Wild Boar The pig is taken in Western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, and gluttony.
The dreamer’s better self may be beginning to recognise these unattractive qualities in himself. Without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastcry of them. Pigs and jewels There is a conflict between the lower urges and spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitful- ness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the Destructive Mother (see Archetypes). Wild Boar The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and therefore the negative Animus in a woman’s dream.
The dreamer may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly.
A trauma from the past, or from childhood, may be causing difficulty. Rabbit Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things.
The obvious connection with fertility could be important or it could be that the trickster aspect of the personality could be coming to the fore (see Hare).
A white rabbit may show the dreamer the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide.
The ram is a svmbol of masculine virility and power, and by association has those qualities of the sign of Aries in the Zodiac.
also see Vermin ‘flic rat signifies the diseased and devious part of the dreamer or of his situation. It can also represent something which is repulsive in some way.
The dreamer may be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague.
To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality. We may have no control over these, and could therefore be easily devoured by them. We are afraid of Death or the death process, but must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.
Dreaming of a seal suggests that we are at one with the clement in which we live.
Also see Snake
The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation.
It is the instinctive nature and is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed, the dreamer comes to terms with his or her own sexuality and sensuality and is able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies which become available. In a man’s dream a snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinitv. In a woman’s dream the snake may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the Garden of Eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery; and also of temptation. Sheep The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct, and it is this interpretation which is most usually accepted in dreams.
The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect which is recognisable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.
The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.
To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.
Sinister Animals Any threat from animals indicates the fears and doubts the dreamer has over his ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Snake - also see Serpent. Snake dreams occur like serpent dreams - when the dreamer is attempting to come to terms with his or her more instinctive self.
Inevitably, this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies which have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available.
A snake twined around the body or limb
This indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.
A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth
This can sometimes represent the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify the dreamer’s control of his or her libido.
A snake in the grass This image denotes disloyalty, trickerv and evil. With its tail in its mouth This image is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical (see Shapes, Circle). Being swallowed by a snake This shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate, and lose our sense of space and time (see Eating). Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death, and all that man fears. Snake twined around a staff or similar (see Caduceiis) The unconscious forces that are released once the dreamer reconciles the opposing sides of himself create healing, rebirth and renewal, and this is universally represented as two snakes entwined round a central staff.
It is a symbolic representation of the basic form of DXA, the ‘building blocks’ of life.
The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream (see Colours). Squirrel The squirrel represents the hoarding aspcct of our personalities.
The tiger signifies royalty, dignity and power and is both a creator and a dcstrover
To dream of toads is lo connect with whatever the dreamer may consider ugly in life, or in his behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful.
For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values.
Transformation of animals In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation.
The unicorn is a symbol of purity and traditionally could only be owned and perceived by virgins.
It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding, and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.
In dreams vermin may represent the enforced contemplation of something that is unnecessary or that has invaded one’s spacc.
Animals with backbones often give an understanding of the qualities associated with that animal.
The smaller and lower orders of animal signify the unconscious, the higher orders the emotions.
The whale, because it is a mammal which lives within water, indicates the power of resurrection and rebirth man’s abilitv to come back from the dead.
The weasel traditionally highlights the devious, more criminally oriented side of ourselves.
see Sinister Animals
Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions, or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening the safety of the individual. Such a dream may be a way of understanding anxiety.
Domesticating wild animals The dreamer may- have come to terms with his or her wilder side.
Dreaming of wolves may- indicate that we are being threatened by others, whether singly or by the pack.
The dreamer may- have cruel sadistic fantasies without taking responsibility for them.
The She-wolf The hussy; but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.
The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.
This animal has the same significance as the horse, but with the additional meaning of balancing the negative and the positive in a very dynamic way.
3- By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The primitive wildness within and a yearning to return to nature.
A threatening animal reveals hidden aggression or unexpressed anger toward something or someone. Alternatively, this may mean that you personally feel threatened by someone perceived as predatory.
Taming an animal: Bringing (or wishing to bring) yourself under greater control, especially characteristics like a hot temper or overly intense passion (see Whip).
Native Americans believe that the spirits of animals appear in our dreams as teachers and guides. In this case, read that animal’s entry for more insight into its lessons.
Killing an animal: Consider what the creature itself symbolizes.
For example, killing a bird signals a fear that you are somehow stifling personal freedom or vision (see Carcass).
Jung felt that the central self was often represented in dreams as an animal, specifically the elephant, horse, bear, bull, fish, or snake.
Consider the creature’s positive and negative characteristics or integral qualities as they reflect upon the way you behave.
For example, are you being bull-headed or figuratively bearish?... The Language of Dreams
The appearance of any animal in a dream may point out that man and nature are not separate but are intricately connected.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Bear: a symbol of vitality, power, and endurance (particularly in women’s dreams). See Bear.
Fish: a fear of losing love; your partner is “slipping” through your fingers, but when the fish is alive, it is a sign of successful planning. See Fish.
Dog: extremely repressed sexual urges. See Dog.
Insects: repressed anger, emotional stress, family problems. See Flies, Insects.
Cat: a symbol of female eroticism, and sometimes a repressed desire for independence. See Cat.
Cow: female sexual urges—but always combined with patience and calm. See Cow.
Lion: glorified and powerful physical contact between men and women.
Mouse: a symbol of the female; the fear of mice is an expression of the dreamer’s fear of a vet-to-be-acknowledged femininity. See Mouse, Rat.
Horse: aroused, but unrealized physical energies, or controlled vitality. See Horse, Horseback Riding.
Serpent: a phallic symbol; women who dream about serpents suffer from unfulfilled sexuality; a serpent crawling up your legs means sexual desires have been awakened. See Dragon, Serpent.
Small animals often symbolize a small sibling; large animals usually stand for the dreamer’s own character traits and repressed cravings. Animals with human voices: a warning not to let other people hurt or take advantage of you. Dead animals are a sign of changes in your personal situation.
Depth Psychology: Animals are a symbol of primitive character traits, like greed, passion, or anger.
The other symbols in the dream are very important.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that animals can talk indicates insight and intellect. Pay attention to the words it utters; the meaning being conveyed may represent your ability to achieve all that you desire.
To dream that you are saving the life of an animal indicates that you are aware of some personality traits that you have in common with the animal. In addition, you may feel as if you are lacking a particular attribute or you are insignificant in the scheme of things.
To see lab animals in your dream represents a personal attribute that you are hiding from yourself and others. You need to gain confidence and face these emotions, even if you feel as if you will be overcome by them. Be more open-minded and willing to try different things.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is generally given that the more primitive the animal then the more primitive or deeper the layer of consciousness that represents.
To dream of being bitten by an animal may be a manifestation of a fear of animals. What the animal is doing in the dream is also very important, if say, a pig is dancing, then maybe that means that the side of you that likes to over indulge is very happy with that. But if the pig were crying then that might indicate an inner urge to curb and over indulge in habit.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you tame a wild animal in a dream, you achieve success through expressing yourself honestly.
If you are attacked by a vicious animal and you manage to kill it, you will triumph over your rivals.
Dreaming of domestic animals (such as pets), if unfamiliar, can mean you feel pressured to be something you’re not.
The same meaning applies to dreaming of wild animal babies (of any type of wild animal).
Dreaming of farm animals suggests that you are ready for growth. It’s time to start exploring your potential. Also see “Cow” and “Chickens” for more specific meanings.
If you dream that you kill a gentle animal (example: you’re driving and you run over a deer), something you are doing in real life goes against your values and you are “killing” a sweet part of yourself. You must change your behavior and stop acting against your instincts or a part of yourself will be lost or damaged. Talking animals in dreams serve as messengers of the unconscious. Pay attention to what they say, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others. Animals attacking other animals in your dream means you are feeling a deep conflict with someone you are close to. This dream may also suggest that you are scared of showing your true emotions and desires, because you think they are too powerful for others to deal with.
If you dream of being an animal, it could be an expression of your primitive desires, physical characteristics or even your romantic longings. Animals in dreams symbolizes the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Think about how you felt in the dream, and how you acted, for clues to your dream’s meaning. Also look up the specific type of animal you were, for further analysis.
If you dream of lab animals, you need to experiment with your fears, choices and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself by what others think you are capable of.
If you dream of a dead animal, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.
If you dream of experiments being done on animals, you will encounter difficulties in carrying out your goals and plans. However, if you rescued the animals from the experiments, you are successfully facing emotions and characteristics represented by the animal.
If you dream of hybrid animals (half one creature, half another), this symbolizes that you are beginning to incorporate different sides of yourself as you grow and mature into a fully-formed personality. Look up the animals that the hybrid was made of, for additional meaning about these sides of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Lion, Dog, Cat, Bull, Cow, Horse, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dream of eating an animal, it means that you are assimilating natural wisdom.
If you fight against it, it means you are having trouble with your hidden self, rejected by the conscious.
If the animal is guarding a treasure then the material passions are preventing you from spiritual fulfillment.
Its meaning depends on whether it is about domestic or wild animals. While the wild animal is indicative of secret enemies and professional problems, the domestic one announces the return of absent friends and reconciliation. To own, feed, and care for them, especially if they are ruminants, indicates wealth and good businesses. Those endowed with horns predict happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The first element of any interpretation of an animal that appears in your dream is to investigate the special trait that the particular animal represents. You will find many such interpretations within these pages, but a little research will yield great results if your dream animal is not listed.
The animal’s behaviors and habits will illustrate the instinct that is being highlighted.
The second facet of your interpretation will come from what the animal is doing in your dream.
The activity it is engaged in will correlate with some type of movement (or obstacle to movement) in your waking life.
The dream may be asking you to stop trying to think your way through a situation and instead turn to your instinctive nature for an answer.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A proper interpretation also depends on one’s personal associations with animals. Generically, animals symbolize the physical, instinctual, “animal” self, and wild dream beasts that one cannot specifically identify usually represent this aspect of the self (or “beastlike” people in one’s environment). One should be careful about this generalization, however, because certain other, more specific animals (e.g., birds) can symbolize precisely the opposite (e.g., the higher self or the soul).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Thus, to dream of a certain animal could suggest an aspect of your personality that is instinctual, hidden or striving for recognition. It could also represent a part of yourself you find hard to control. And because we often assign characteristics or personality traits to animals, dream animals may also symbolize gut feelings we have about others. An attacking lion, for example, may depict how we see someone who is being aggressive toward us.
Animal dreams rouse special interest because they contain images that are familiar to us, but at the same time we recognize something that is unfamiliar and obscure. Traditionally, the characteristics of the dream animal are applied to the world of humans, often seeing the animal as a harbinger of misfortune or good luck; for example, a wolf is often thought to predict thieves or misfortune. According to Freud animals in dreams are not predictive of future events but a classic expression of repressed or unexpressed sexual and aggressive tendencies. Jung, however, argued that animals in dreams should be analyzed individually, depending on the character they portray in the dream and the association the dreamer has to them.
Jung believed that animals are sublime and, in fact, represent the ‘divine’ side of the human psyche. He suggested that animals live much more in contact with a ‘secret’ order in nature itself and—far more than human beings—live in close contact with ‘absolute knowledge’ of the unconscious. In contrast to humankind, the animal is the living being that follows its own inner laws beyond good and evil—and is, in this sense, superior and a source of inspiration and guidance.
Although animals are one of the most common dream symbols, dreams that feature them can be complex and hard to interpret. Perhaps the simplest way is to first think about how you feel about the specific animal in your waking life.
You may, for example, adore cats and think of them as lovely creatures because you have a much-loved pet cat, or you may associate cats with feeling unwell because you are allergic to them. Thinking about how that animal makes you feel within the context of your dream should help you recognize if that feeling is struggling to the fore, or is already expressing itself in daily life.
If, on the other hand, you have no feelings in particular about the animal in your dream, you need to think about the quality you typically associate with it; for example, a fox with cunning and stealth, an elephant with strength and mystery, or a dog with unconditional loyalty and love. Because animals are thought to represent unedited feelings and drives, it’s possible that your unconscious used the symbol of the fox in your dream to alert you to your own or someone else’s cunning. Thinking about that aspect of yourself—again within the context of your dream—should tell you whether you need to nurture and develop it, tame it or be on your guard against it in someone else.
If you still feel puzzled, it may be that the hidden meaning lies in archetypal, traditional, legendary, mythical or magical associations. Dream animals may also embody a pun. For example, if you dream of a badger, are you feeling badgered or aggravated in some way? If you dream of a zebra, could this refer to your black and white view point?
Dream animals, no matter how problematic, offer us an opportunity to contact and explore both the parts of ourselves that we have shut away and the parts that we have yet to discover. In general, researchers believe that animal dreams mean that the subconscious has woken up and has come to life.
Our dreams will be selective and personal in the choice of animal used to portray our life situation, but as you interpret never forget that animal symbols in dreams typically represent a fundamental push toward life and living it with passion. See also BIRDS; REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS; PETS.... The Element Encyclopedia
When instincts need to be understood, expressed or controlled in some way animals can often appear in our dreams to symbolize them. By understanding animals in dreams and the qualities they represent, we can approach life in a more instinctive, simple and natural way.
Bear in mind though that there is a huge difference in meaning between wild animals and domesticated animals in dreams. In general, domesticated animals or pets, such as a dog or rabbit, represent those urges we have more control over and are therefore less threatening to our conscious desire to be in charge. The wild animals we dream of are more threatening to our ego, but they are also more powerful, because if we can develop a working relationship with them they offer incredible potential for growth.... The Element Encyclopedia
The size and strength of such animals is the deciding factor for the strength and power of such enemies.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the young animal is injured or dying, this could suggest problems with maturing or dealing with adult life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. One who works against group efforts. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is not necessarily an adversary, because it may be taking away what you were working on so that you can pursue your true or greater purpose.
The anteater may be saying that you need not work so hard on fruitless projects.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A dream with an anteater is about perpetuating such states.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If your dream tree was covered in spring blossoms and tiny leaf buds, the association is with spring, and the vigor and energy of youth.
If the tree was covered in deep green foliage, this suggests summer or the prime of life; if its leaves were starting to fall, this suggests autumn and middle age; and if the tree looked bare, this suggests winter and old age, or concerns about getting older.
According to Freudians, acorns are a phallic symbol and nuts symbols of the female genitals, so seeds and nuts on the tree can suggest new beginnings. Seedlings and saplings are generally associated with young children, flourishing and mature trees suggest maturity and ancient trees, old age. A dead or withered tree could be a symbol of a lost loved one; it not only reminds us that all living things die, but also that the cycle of rebirth and new beginnings never ends.
If your dreaming mind featured a tree with a crown or apex (or you dreamed of climbing a tree and struggling to reach the top), this suggests a desire for spiritual growth. Alternatively, it could suggest ambition in your professional life or the desire for safety or refuge, as when you climb a tree to escape.
If you dreamed of a falling tree, this represents a sense of threat to your identity.
Tall trees are a symbol of aspiration and reaching up to the sky, whilst a short tree is a symbol of low aspirations or selling yourself short. A tree that is fallen or cut down may symbolize obstacles in your path, and a tree struck by lightning or in flames may represent a situation that is about to erupt. It can also symbolize electrified energy or being ’on fire’ for a goal or desire. See also Forest entry in PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Looking at many apples in a tree: you have many friends. Eating a red apple: love will enter your life soon.
If single, you will meet a new partner; if married, you will experience a renewal of your love life.
If the apple has worms: frustration or separation.
If it is full of worms: problems in your love relationship.
If the apple is rotten: trouble is on the horizon. Biting into a sour apple: for better or worse, you must deal with an unpleasant situation.
A golden apple: you are gaining self-knowledge. Giving a woman an apple: you will find a new female friend. Looking at an apple tree in bloom: business success. Looking at an apple tree just before harvest: chances for profit are good.
Depth Psychology: The apple, the biblical symbol of original sin, is always a symbol for love.
The state of the apple indicates the state of the dreamer’s love life. Since the apple always stands for sensual/worldly temptations, you might be thinking of giving in to them. See Fruit.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of sitting beneath or near an ash tree can symbolize growing intuition, or perhaps a calling to follow a Druidical path spiritually.
The Norse honored the ash as being the World Tree in their mythology.
If you are of Norse decent, this tree may represent your own familial lines and ties (see Trees, Yggdrasit).... The Language of Dreams
2. Feelings of unimportance, being secondary.
3. Feelings of being picked on, dominated (as in “backseat driver”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is generally a good dream for everybody. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To beat a child, ungenerous advantage is taken by you of another; perhaps the tendency will be to cruelly treat a child.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Severe domestic problems need to be addressed.
3. Deep regret, self-punishment over a past act (to be beaten). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you were the one beating someone up in your dream, or you saw someone else get beat up, you are unwilling to admit your own problems and turmoil. You need to take more responsibility for solving your own problems in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are being beaten on the back with a rod it can symbolize correction for foolish behavior, Prov. 10:13... Christian Dream Symbols
If the dream concerned the beating of animals or carpets, it indicates difficulties arising from lack of organization which are within your power to overcome if you concentrate.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To beat someone with a wooden stick in a dream means failing to fulfill a promise, or it could mean lying to someone. Ifsomeone in authority hits his employee in a dream, it means that he will give him a raise.
If he hits him on his back in the dream, it means that he will pay his debt.
If he hits him on his backside in the dream, it means that he will give him a daughter in marriage. Ifone hits someone head with a stick in a dream, it means that he desires his position or it may denote his jealousy.
If one hits someone between the eyes in a dream, it means that he wants him to get lost. Beating someone in a dream also means to rebuke, revile or insult him, or it could mean to admonish him. Beating someone over his scull in a dream means that the victim in the dream will attain excellence of expression and reach his goals.
If he hits him over the earlobe and if it bleeds in the dream, it means that the assailant will rape and deflower the daughter of the victim. Like that, interpreting the subject of beating must be associated with the meaning of the limb affected in the dream.
(See Body’), Beatings in a dream also connotes supplications.
If one sees himself beating a donkey in a dream, it means that he does not earn his daily bread unless he regularly prays for it.
To beat someone in a dream also means cursing him. Ifhe hits him over the head in the dream, it means speaking ill of him and that one cannot retrieve his words or apologize for them. Beating a family member in a dream means that one’s wife is committing adultery. Beating someone in a dream also means benefiting him, or it could mean business losses. Ifone is beaten in a dream, it means profits and benefits, unless if the one beating him is an angel, or a deceased person, or a member of his family. Beating someone with a leather belt or with a cane in a dream means bad consequences in wakefulness. Hitting the floor in a dream means taking a trip.
If one receives one hundred lashes on his back in a dream, it means that he has committed adultery, or it could mean that he has the intention to do so.
If one receives forty lashes in a dream, it means that he indulges in drinking alcohol or uses intoxicants.lfhe is lashed eighty times in a dream, it means that he slanders married women.lfhe is whipped by a deceased person in the dream, it means that he is pursuing wrong ideas and should reverse his course, for a deceased person dwells in the kingdom of truth and follows only what pleased God Almighty. However, if one sees himself in a dream beating a deceased person, this could be interpreted to denote the strength of his faith, certitude, prayers and charitable nature. It also could mean benefits from a business trip or pursuing a lost interest. Beating in a dream when it causes no pain, bleeding or scratches means receiving a new garment, paying debts, or hearing sarcastic comments. Beating an animal in a dream means either training him, or it could mean ignorance and being unfair toward such an animal.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- To be beaten either physically or in a game indicates submission on our part to a greater force.
3- Particularly if one is taking a beating, humility, anguish and grief arc symbolised.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is also fortunate if a man dreams that he is Beating some woman who is not his wife. In the same way, if a father or mother dreams that they are punishing one of their own children, it is a fortunate sign, but not if the child is a stranger.... Mystic Dream Book
See also Lamb and Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The Bodi tree represents the tree of life and wisdom.
(See Buddha.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2. Feelings of great contentment; satisfaction with life and affairs.
3. Anxiety, apprehension (as in “to hold one’s breath”).
4. Symbol of life energy, the spirit. ... New American Dream Dictionary
An exchange with the environment.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be aware of someone else’s breathing indicates the need for empathy and understanding with that person.
2- Our own emotional state can very often have an effect on the rate at which we breathe which then becomes translated in dreams into, for instance, a panic attack.
To be breathing underwater is an instinctive return to the womblike state.
3- The Soul. Breath is the power of the Spirit and life giving power, without it we are nothing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are holding your breath, then your dream may be suggesting that your stubbornness is keeping you from accomplishing what you truly desire.
If you are breathing too hard or fast, then you are moving to fast and you might consider becoming more balanced so you can catch up with yourself. Pay attention to the feeling tone and quality of the breathing. See Air.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are out of breath, you are out of balance, going too fast; slow down and reorganize.... The Dream Books Symbols
If it is not these, the dream of breathing with difficulty signals a moment of fatigue in which you find yourself surrounded by adverse circumstances that drown you. On the contrary, if you dream that you breathe deeply and intensely, the dream reveals a state of well-being in a positive environment that stimulates the development of your personality and your projects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are holding your breath, this suggests fear and stress.
If you are panting or breathing fast, this suggests excitement and stimulation.
If you are underwater or not breathing at all, this reproduces the condition of the womb and indicates a need to escape from waking reality. To dream of breathing warm air denotes the possible onset of trouble, whilst breathing cold air foretells strength and courage.
If you are feeling stifled by stale air or oppressive humidity, this indicates an illadvised friendship that isn’t encouraging the dreamer to fulfill his or her potential. Or perhaps you feel stifled by your current circumstances in waking life.
Alternatively could you be feeling breathless with anticipation? If you dreamed of taking in great gulps of invigorating air, your dream may be urging you to clear the air—resolve a tense situation—in your waking life, or it may have been referring to a sense of freedom and lightness.... The Element Encyclopedia
If not an apnea symptom, holding one’s breath in a dream represent an expression of will, or repressing one’s anxieties or emotions. Breathing is also central to an unusually large number of idioms: “a breath of fresh air,” “a waste of breath,” “take your breath away,” “catch your breath,” “out of breath,” and the like, any one of which could find expression in one’s dreams.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you were drunk in your dream, find further meaning under “Drunk Driving”... My Dream Interpretation
If you’re breathing slowly and calmly in your dream, however, it means the time is right to achieve all types of things.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Absorbing information; learning.
The need or desire to learn about something. Astrological parallel: Gemini... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream that you are breathing underwater, represents a retreat back into the womb. You want to return to a state where you were dependent and free from responsibilities. Perhaps you are feeling helpless, or caught up in intense emotions.
A dream of holding your breath represents your stubborn state of mind. You need to be more open to the opinions of others.
If you are unable to breathe in your dream, you may have failure where success seemed sure.
If you dream of someone breathing fire at you, this indicates an attack on your character and the need to defend yourself. You are feeling stressed, vulnerable and mistreated.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed that you needed an oxygen mask, your dream might be suggesting that you need to get some fresh air into your life, not just in the form of outdoor activity, but in the form of ideas and energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
This kind of dream tends to be outgrown by the time one reaches the age to leave home, but it can and does re-emerge if you are thrown into difficult, new or challenging situations in adult life. It should be seen as a reminder of your ability to survive tough circumstances, even when you feel out of your depth.
The dream can also arise among adults who find themselves not only in a difficult new situation, but in a situation that does not allow them to express their own concerns.... The Element Encyclopedia
You are having difficulty connecting with your life force. Underlying feelings of anxiety or panic may be inhibiting you from being fully functional.
The breath of life is also the physical representation of our level of serenity. When breath is slow and nourishing, we are at ease. Any elevation of breath indicates that we are either in a state of fear, emotional reactivity, or intense physical activity. Being out of breath in a dream may indicate a heightened fear reaction.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The greener is its color, the greater is such a person. Seeing the buckthorn tree in a dream means rising in station, developing piety and gaining knowledge. Eating its fruit in a dream means that one may fall victim to a sickness. Climbing a buckthorn tree in a dream means depression and adversities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If he pays for the meat it means he will be compensated for his difficulties.
If not, he will not be compensated and will experience shock.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are in the cage with them, it could suggest a need to break free from constraints.
If you dream of an animal tangled in barbed wire or in a trap, this could suggest an unhappy relationship with yourself or someone else.
If the animal seems calm, it suggests inner strength during adversity but if the animal panics, unhappy memories or unhealthy habits are limiting your potential for development and growth.... The Element Encyclopedia
Favorable resolutions direct us to the most constructive ways of solving problems, whilst unfavorable dream resolutions contain a warning of negative changes. Dreaming of animal skin could mean you may have found or need to acquire the traits, power and wisdom of the animal concerned.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. One considers oneself untrustworthy.
3. If a romantic partner is seen cheating, may indicate one is insecure about one’s sexual potency.
4. If a partner is seen cheating, and the dreamer is aroused, indicates a deep-seated need to have masochistic sex where one is dominated, perhaps deﬁled. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are afraid someone will cheat you, listen to your instincts and recognize that the people in your life are mirrors of yourself. See Insider Trading.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dreamed of being cheated, you can expect a stroke of luck; however, if you were the cheater, you can expect to be cheated.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For young persons to dream that they are being cheated in games, portend they will lose their sweethearts through quarrels and misunderstandings. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you’re do the cheating, someone will soon outwit you in your waking life... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream that one has overcome a temptation to cheat predicts happiness.
Misfortune in love affairs is predicted by unmarried folk when they dream that they are cheated In card or other games or in business transactions.... The Complete Dream Book
If the dreamer is being cheated, he can expect a stroke of luck. Astrological parallel: Pluto Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
In your dreams, winning by cheating may leave you with an empty feeling.
If you get caught cheating in your dream, this can leave you feeling anxious as well, and these feelings are your unconscious reminding you that you don’t feel worthy of the prize. Sometimes, though, cheating dreams can be positive, indicating that you’re beginning to see yourself as a potential winner, but are not yet ready to recognize this inside yourself. The best way to make sense of these sorts of dream is to think about how you feel, and what situation in waking life they may be referring to.... The Element Encyclopedia
Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others. To dream that you are cheating at a game suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that your partner was okay with you cheating, you may feel be feeling guilty about something. Alternately, this dream can suggest that you are exploring areas of your sexuality, but still wish to remain with your real-life partner.
To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.
To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Sweet fruits, like cherries, usually represent erotic feelings.
The cherry tree stands for a disappointing love affair. See Fruit, Tree.... Dreamers Dictionary
A chestnut tree indicates you will have sons. See also Tree.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To see one dismantled, foretells some painful incident will follow occasions of festivity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- We may recognise in a Christmas tree the lightening up of a situation which has been either oppressive or depressive.
3- The tree of rebirth and immortality, because of its evergreen qualities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If your dream of a Christmas Tree occurs in December, it may indicate the expected pleasures and anxieties associated with the holiday season.... My Dream Interpretation
A Christmas tree: expect a lot of joy and happiness.... Dreamers Dictionary
The qualities of the various animals need to be assimilated and integrated in order to progress; there are two potentials of further development.
If a half-animal, half-human is seen it shows that the dreamer’s basic instincts are beginning to be recognized and humanized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Resin)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The few exceptions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disappeared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).
Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut problem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.
The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the example. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one becomes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a centre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.
The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.
A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological development. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.
If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.
The integration of experience.
which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.
Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.
1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.
2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method successfully.
3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.
4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular formation of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’
5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection between two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.
6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effective sewing machine.
The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing machine.
7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.
8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.
The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.
To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.
If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.
If the question still needs further insight, before going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.
For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.
In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.
If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need restructuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the tree is misshapen then it foretells of a time of domestic unrest.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
This kind of dream death is, in other words, a symbol of self-transformation.
A lifeless corpse, on the other hand, may represent a feeling of devitalization—a kind of death in life that comes from adhering to a lifeless routine. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Grave, Hearse).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you speak to friends or relatives who are Dead, it means news of some living friend or relation; if you touch or kiss them, the news will be of a sorrowful nature.
To dream of a Death means news of a birth.... Mystic Dream Book
If such a fear-based dream image appears, experiment with different behaviors. Changing your behavior almost always leads out of the dead-end situation.
The experience of a dead-end street is, from a developmental point of view, absolutely essential.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To hear of any friend or relative being dead, you will soon have bad news from some of them. Dreams relating to death or dying, unless they are due to spiritual causes, are misleading and very confusing to the novice in dream lore when he attempts to interpret them.
A man who thinks intensely fills his aura with thought or subjective images active with the passions that gave them birth; by thinking and acting on other lines, he may supplant these images with others possessed of a different form and nature. In his dreams he may see these images dying, dead or their burial, and mistake them for friends or enemies. In this way he may, while asleep, see himself or a relative die, when in reality he has been warned that some good thought or deed is to be supplanted by an evil one.
To illustrate: If it is a dear friend or relative whom he sees in the agony of death, he is warned against immoral or other improper thought and action, but if it is an enemy or some repulsive object dismantled in death, he may overcome his evil ways and thus give himself or friends cause for joy. Often the end or beginning of suspense or trials are foretold by dreams of this nature. They also frequently occur when the dreamer is controlled by imaginary states of evil or good.
A man in that state is not himself, but is what the dominating influences make him. He may be warned of approaching conditions or his extrication from the same. In our dreams we are closer to our real self than in waking life.
The hideous or pleasing incidents seen and heard about us in our dreams are all of our own making, they reflect the true state of our soul and body, and we cannot flee from them unless we drive them out of our being by the use of good thoughts and deeds, by the power of the spirit within us. See Corpse. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Release of undesirable personality traits (death of self ).
3. Repressed hostility (another person).
4. Reverse: good health (death of self ). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one dies in a dream and finds himself looking like a dead person, and if his body is washed and wrapped in a shroud, it also means weakness in his religion. All the sorrow and crying one sees in this case, represents his rising in rank and promotion in the world. Death in a dream also signifies travels, or it could mean poverty. One’s death and burial in his dream also means that he will die short of repentance. Ifone comes out of his grave after his burial in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sins before dying. Death in a dream also signifies marriage, for a deceased person is washed and perfumed, and a bridegroom also takes a bath and anoints himself with perfumes on his wedding day.
If one dies and is carried over people’s shoulders, though they do not bury him in the dream, it means that he will conquer his enemy and should he qualify for leadership, he will attain it.
To come back to life after dying in a dream means that one will become rich and dispense with poverty, or it could mean that he will repent for his sins. This dream also means the safe home coming of a traveller.
The death of an unknown woman in a dream means absence of rain or dearth, and if she comes back to life in the dream, it means rain. In general, the death of a woman in a dream means the death of a child in wakefulness and vice-versa.
If a deceased person tells someone in a dream that he did not die, it means that he is blessed in the hereafter. Carrying a deceased person in a dream means carrying the provisions or .ood supplies of an irreligious and an ungodly person. Carrying a dead person in a different way than one carries a deceased person to bury him in a dream means acquiring unlawful money. Carrying a deceased person to bury him in a dream means working for the governor.lfone sees a deceased person sick in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about forsaking his religious attendance during his lifetime.
If one sees the dwellers of the graveyards coming out of their grave to eat people’s harvest or food supplies in a dream, it means rising of food prices. Ifhe sees them drinking from the wells in a dream, it means that a great plague will befall that town.
If one sees a deceased person die, then if he walks in his funeral in the dream, it means that someone among his children or in the family of that person will shortly die.
If no crying or sorrow follows his death, then it means that someone in his progeny will get married. What a deceased person says about himself in a dream is true, for he has reached the abode of truth and he can exercise no falsehood in that abode.
If a deceased person tells something in a dream, and ifit does not take place, then it means that one is experiencing confused dreams. Ifone sees a deceased person well dressed in a white or a green garment, smiling and happy in a dream, it means that he is in that state one witnessed in his dream. Otherwise, if one sees him disheveled, dirty, frowning or crying in a dream, this also denotes his condition in the hereafter. Ifone sees a deceased person sick in a dream, it means that his condition is contingent upon the satisfaction of his debts and that he is awaiting the Divine justice to take its course. Performing a funeral prayer for deceased people in a dream means asking for forgiveness on their behalf or visiting their graves, or it could mean admonishing someone with a dead heart, or it could mean bidding farewell to travelling people or taking care of needy people.
If one’s wife dies and returns back to life in a dream, it means making profits from a plantation or a farm. Discovering a body of a deceased in a dream means finding money. Walking behind a deceased person in a dream means following his footsteps or emulating his trade or traditions, whether they be material or spiritual. Ifthe Imamof the country dies in a dream, it means destruction of that city by war. On the other hand, if one sees a city in ruins in a dream, it means that the Imam has died.
If one sees that he is immortal in a dream, it means the nearing of his death. Death in a dream also signifies being recalled to account for a major sin or a crime.
To die in a dream with no apparent reason or illness and to exhibit no features of a dead person means longevity.
To suffer from death-pangs in a dream means being unjust to oneselfor to others.
To sees oneselfdead and naked in a dream means poverty.
To see oneself dead and lying on a straw-mat or a carpet in a dream means prosperity and success in the world. Ifone sees himself dead lying on a litter in a dream, it means rising in rank. Ifhe is lying on a bed in the dream, it means benefits from one’s family.
If one hears about the death of an unknown person in a dream, it means a warning about his success in the world at the expense of his religious compromises.
If one’s son dies in a dream, it means that he will escape from an enemy.
If one’s daughter dies in a dream, it means despair from relief.
If one dies and gets buried in a dream, it means his freedom. Otherwise, ifhe is entrusted with something, it means that he will be required to deliver it back to its rightful owner.
If one dies and gets buried in a dream, it means that he will get married.
If a sick person gets married in a dream, it means that he will shortly die.
If a married person dies and gets buried in a dream, it means that he will divorce his wife or break a business partnership or separates from his brothers, sisters and friends, or it could mean that he may emigrate to another country. Otherwise, ifhe has already migrated from his homeland, it means that he will return to it. Death in a dream has positive connotation for someone in fear of something or a sad person or a sick person.
The death of one’s brothers in a dream means the death of one’s enemies, or it could mean saving one’s capital. Walking amidst dead people in a dream means befriending some hypocrites. Walking in the company of a deceased person in a dream means undertaking a long journey, or it could mean profits from one’s travels. Eating the flesh of a dead person in a dream means enjoying a long life.
If one discovers that he died suddenly in a dream, it means that he will rejoice.
If a deceased person eats something in a dream, it means that such a commodity will become expensive.
If one sees himself laying on a washing table in a funeral home in a dream, it means that his sins will be washed away and that his debts will be paid.
If a deceased person asks someone to wash his cloth in a dream, it means that he needs the prayers and forgiveness of the person who saw him in his dream, or it could mean that one needs him to pay a debt he left behind or to ask people to forgive him his sins or to fulfill his will.
If one washes the deceased person’s clothes in the dream, it means that the deceased person will become free from his burdens in the hereafter. Transporting dead people to the cemetery in a dream means that one is doing something right.
If he transports them to the marketplace in a dream, it means that he needs something, or that his merchandise will be sold quickly.
If one sees that a deceased person has returned to life in a dream, it means that one will recuperate somethinghe considered it dead, or ifhe happens to be going through difficulties, it means that his adversities will dissipate.
If a deceased person comes back to life in a dream, it also means that his progeny will benefit from something he left.
If he looks beautiful, happy and well dressed in the dream, it means that such happiness will become the inheritance of his descendants.
If one sees a deceased person busy, worried and ill dressed in a dream, it means that he is engaged in a struggle that can only subside by the will of God Almighty.
If he is sick in the dream, it means that he is answerable to God Almighty for his religious negligence.
If the deceased person’s face looks dark or opaque in the dream, it means that he died as an unbeliever.
If one sees a deceased person sprightly, pleasant and casual in a dream, it means that one’s dream is mere hallucination, or that he is experiencing disturbed dreams, for dead people do notjoke and have their own duties to respond to. Ifone’s deceased father or mother come back to life in a dream, it means relieffrom distress and abolishing of his fears. This is particularly stronger when one’s deceased mother is seen in the dream. Resurrecting a deceased person in a dream means giving guidance to an unbeliever or admonishing an innovator. This also could mean admonishing heedless people who will repent for their sins.
If one sees a deceased person die again in a dream, it means that someone by the same name will shortly die.
If a deceased person complains about a migraine headache in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about his religious negligence or his injustices or his abominable attitude toward his father or mother.
If the deceased person complains about his eyes in the dream, it means that he is being questioned about what he owes to his wife or about her dower or about a will or a trust he wasted. Ifhe complains about his left arm, it means that he is being questioned about the rights of his brother, sister, son or business partner or a false oath he made.
If the deceased person complains about his side in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about cutting off his relations or clan or failing to fulfil his obligations toward his household.
If he complains about his legs in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about wasting his life in corruption and falsehood. Ifhe complains about his feet in the dream, it means that he is being questioned about a wealth he spends in falsehood and on the path of heedlessness he walked.
A woman and a man in such dreams are the same. Like that, each limb provides for a specific stand one took during his lifetime in this world.
If a living person gives a deceased person something to eat or drink in a dream, it means loss of money.
If he gives a deceased person a garment in the dream, it means adversity or an illness.
If a deceased person gives the person seeing the dream his own shroud to wear in a dream, it means his death.
If a deceased person gives the person seeing the dream a cloak or an adorned shirt in a dream, it means gaining what the deceased person acquired of knowledge, wealth, blessings or status during his lifetime.
The shirt means livelihood and the cloak means dignity and honor.
If the deceased person gives him some food to eat in the dream, it means receiving lawful earnings from an unexpected source.
If the deceased person gives him honey in the dream, it means acquiring a booty. Anything one receives from a deceased person in a dream means good news and a blessed gift in general.
If a deceased person takes one by the hand and walks with him in a dream, it means receiving money from an unexpected source. Talking with deceased 114 people in a dream means longevity. Kissing a renowned person who had passed away in a dream means acquiring something from his knowledge, wisdom or inheritance, or it could mean receiving benefits from his descendants. Talking to dead people in a dream means having ingratitude toward one’s family or friends.
If a sick person sees himself kissing a deceased person in a dream, it means that he will shortly die.
If a healthy person sees that same dream, it means that what he says is false. Having sexual intercourse with a deceased person in his grave in a dream means committing adultery or mixing with an evil person or losing money to a deceitful and a hypocritical person.
If one sees that a deceased woman has come back to life, and if he engages in sexual intercourse with her, then finds his body spattered with her ova and semen in a dream, it means that he has committed something which he regrets. Consequently he will suffer losses because of it.
To have a wedding with a deceased person and to move to his or her house in the dream means one’s own death. Walking behind a deceased person and entering an unknown house from which one does not come out again in the dream means death.
If one follows the deceased person and does not enter such a house in the dream, it means that he will near his death, then recuperate from his illness.
If a deceased person beats the person seeing the dream, it means that one has displeased his Lord and has committed an abominable act from which he should repent, for in the abode of truth, a deceased person accepts only what pleases God Almighty and dislikes what He dislikes. Ifone sees a living person beating a deceased person who is willingly submitting to his fate in a dream, it represents the spiritual and religious strength and the rank of the living person, his charities, prayers, devotion, piety, or it could mean that he is fulfilling the deceased person’s will.
If one sees a deceased person asleep in a dream, it means that the hereafter is the abode of rest and comfort for the believers. Sleeping in one bed with a deceased person in a dream means longevity.
If dead people come out of their graves to sell merchandise in a dream, it means stagnation of the markets.
A dead mouse in one’s food in a dream means tampering with that product. Ifone sees a deceased person doing something good in a dream, it means that he is orderinghim to do the same. Ifit is a bad thing he is doing in the dream, it means that he is ordering him not to do it.
If a deceased person comes in one’s dream and tells him about the time of his death, then the day may be one month and the month may be one year and the year ten years. Ifone sees his mother dying in a dream, it means that he will lose his worldly attainments, comfort and that he may become heedless. Ifhe is a seeker on the path, then it means that he will lose the benefits of his work or fail to perform his obligatory prayers.
If a sick person sees his brother die in a dream, it means his own death. Otherwise, it could mean someone in his family. Ifone is poor in the dream, it means that may lose one of his eyes.
If one’s wife dies in a dream, it means bankruptcy and loss of one’s source of livelihood. Performing the funeral prayer in a dream means interceding on his behalf and praying for his salvation.
If one answers the call of a deceased person in a dream, it means that he will shortly follow him. Ifone sees a deceased person drowning in a dream, it means that one is plunged in abominable sins.
If one sees dead people coming out of their graves and going to their homes in a dream, it means a mass release of prisoners during a general amnesty. This dream also may mean that God Almighty will give life to a barren land. Death for a believer in a dream means honor, dignity, aloofness and ascetic detachment.
The death of a prophet in a dream means weakness in people’s religious life, while their coming back to life in a dream means a flourishing spiritual life in that place.
The death of a ruler in a dream means the weakness of his army or government.
The death of a religious scholar in a dream means the birth of innovation or invalidation of one’s proof.
The death of a pious worshiper in a dream means failure to attend one’s religious obligations.
The death of a craftsman mean the end of his craft.
The death of one’s parents in a dream means tightening of his financial means.
The death of one’s wife in a dream means the end of a prosperous life.
The death of one’s son in a dream means the obscurity of one’s name after his death. Ifone sees a deceased person performing the funeral prayer over another deceased person in a dream, it means that one’s actions are false, for performing a funeral prayer is a deed and dead people have no more deeds to offer. Ifa married woman marries a deceased person in a dream, it means her divorce from her husband, while if an unmarried woman marries a deceased person in a dream means that she will get married. In a dream, death also means being inflamed with love or separation from one’s beloved, whereby life after death would represent reunion with one’s beloved or sufferingfrom separation in a hell-fire.
(Also seeAgony ofdeath; Funeralprayers; Giving up the ghost; Izriiil; Relaxation; Robbery)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the corpse is seen as buried, it means there is no more hope for the improvement of his Deeni matters: the devil will take charge of his life and he will be overwhelmed by the quest of material wealth. Also the same number of people will be influence by the dreamer who number he had seen following his bier. He will dominated and subjugates them.
On the contrary, if death is not accompanied by anything that suggest burial, mourning, weeping, giving of ghusl, takfeen, the carrying of the bier or corpse, it may mean that a portion of his house will be destroyed, or its wall or its timber will fall down. Some interpreters have said that perhaps he will weaken in the matter of his Deen and he will lose his insight and prudence.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of death may also be caused by demonic influences ... Christian Dream Symbols
A dead body, death of someone we know: very often, as in the example, the death of some aspect of our outer or inner life. Our drive to achieve something might die, and be shown as a death in our dreams. Lost opportunities or unexpressed potentials in ourselves are frequently shown as dead bodies. All of us unconsciously leam attitudes or survival skills from parents and others. Often these are unrecognised and may be shown as dead.
Example: ‘During my teens I was engaged to be married, when I found a more attractive panner and was in considerable conflict. Consistently I dreamt I was at my fiance’s funeral until it dawned on me the dream was telling me I wanted to be free of him. When I gave him up the dreams ceased1 (Mrs D).
If the death is of someone we know: frequently, as in the example, desire to be free of the person, or unexpressed aggression; perhaps one’s love for that person has ‘died’. We often ‘kill’ our partners in dreams as we move towards independence. Or we may want someone ‘out of the way so we do not have to compete for attention and love.
Death of oneself: exploration of feelings about death; retreat from the challenge of life; split between mind and body.
The experience of leaving the body is frequently an expression of this schism between the ego and life processes. Also death of old patterns of living—one’s ‘old self.
The walking dead, rigor mortis: aspects of the dreamer which are denied, perhaps through fear. Dancing with, meeting death or dark figure: facing up to death.
Example: ‘I dream I have a weak heart which will be fatal.
It is the practice of doctors in such cases to administer a tablet causing one painlessly to go to sleep—die. I am completely calm and accepting of my fate. I suddenly realise I must leave notes for my parents and children. I must let them know how much I love them, must do this quickly before my time runs out’ (Mrs M). This is a frequent type of ‘death* dream.
It is a way of reminding ourselves to do now what we want to, especially regarding love. Although the unconscious has a very real sense of its eternal nature and continuance after physical death, the ego seldom shares this. We have an unconscious realisation that collective humanity carries the living experience from the life of the dead.
The farmer roday unconsciously uses the collective experience of humanity in farming. What innovation he does today his children or others will learn and carry into the future. Idioms: dead and buried, dead from the neck up/down; dead to the world, play dead. See death and rebirth under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- On an intellectual level we are becoming conscious of potentials we may have missed or not expressed fully and because of this we are no longer able to make use of them. We need to be sensitive to our ability to resurrect these talents.
A change of awareness is taking place, and we may be going through some ‘rite of passage’ such as puberty to adulthood, maturity to old age and so on.
3- The unseen aspect of life; omniscience, spiritual rebirth; resurrection and reintegration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Endings and beginnings of a literal or figurative nature. This may indicate death of the “old self,” or a relationship, for example.
A wish for, or fear of, death.
An awareness of your mortality.
Closing off your feelings from someone, thereby killing the relationship. Also, becoming reclusive or introverted.
Repressed hostility or wrath, especially if someone living is presented as dying in the dream. Note that this includes anger toward yourself.
Paracelsus felt that dreaming of people who have been dead for 50 years was a way of receiving knowledge from the other world, and that any messages received in these dreams should be closely heeded (see Ghost).... The Language of Dreams
Vision: If a woman dreams about her deceased husband: she has come to terms with his death. Dream-psychology has proven that we only dream about a loved one who has passed away when we have accepted the loss. In other words, when a deceased loved one appears in a dream, the grief process is complete. Seeing a dead stranger: you are thinking about a separation or you have dealt successfully with a difficult situation. Seeing an open grave: you have suffered a loss, but still hope that you can recover from it. Dreaming that it is getting progressively darker, and you are going (or want) to die, usually means that a particular phase in your life (children leaving home, menopause, etc.) is coming to an end. Seeing the “grim reaper” in your dream means a great burden is lifted from vour shoulder. See Sickle.
Depth Psychology: Maybe something in you has died (your love for someone, an emotion, an old attitude) even if you are not even aware of it yourself. See Cadaver, Cemetery, Dying, Grave.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is usually this aspect that you are missing that is void from your current relationships or situations. This dream may also indicate that the attributes that defined this person have no bearing on your own life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To be unable to identify the dead person means a windfall of money for you, To talk to a dead relative is a sign of great good luck.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life.
Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life. See Fire and Transformation.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of our own death suggests that we are exploring our own feelings about death or our retreat from the challenge of life.
The sensation of leaving the body is an aspect of the changes in consciousness necessary for a fuller understanding of the spiritual dimension.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A change of awareness is taking place, and we may be going through some ‘rite of passage’ such as puberty to adulthood, maturity to old age and so on. Our own death can often be used in dreams to explore our perception of others’ feelings about us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An impending death in the world of the dreamer - usually a relative, friend, or admired public figure.
The dreamer’s death, however, is never shown.
The need for change in some department of the dreamer’s life. As to what: Watch for other symbols in the dream. Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: Death... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of your own death is actually positive - it means renewal and letting go of an old stage of life. This is also a common dream when you are getting over an illness - and it’s a good sign that you are getting better. However, if you dream that you are dying slowly, you need to drastically change your routine and reenergize your life.
To dream about the death of a loved one, suggests that you are lacking a certain quality that the loved one represents. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what do you like about him.
It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances.
To dream of a death frequently signifies news of a birth.
To be aware of a dead person you cannot identify foretells an inheritance which may not be personal, but could be indirectly beneficial to you.... My Dream Interpretation
If you spoke with someone who is dead, you will soon hear very good news.
To dream of a death frequently signifies news of a birth.
To be aware of a dead person you cannot identify portends an inheritance which may not be personal but could be indirectly beneficial.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is the beginning of something new, because every death implies a change, a transformation, or rebirth. Thus, dreams in which you die indicate radical changes in your life or in your personality. To see other people or animals die may reflect those parts of yourself that are transformed. For example, if it is your mother who dies, you may be rejecting your maternal instinct. And dreaming of death is primarily a signal change, perhaps a deep-seated psychological change your unconscious has noticed before you did. To dream that a loved one dies means you will lend valuable support at a crucial and difficult moment in that person’s life, while also reflecting your fear of losing them. (See ACCIDENT, DROWNING, MURDER, SCYTHE, and MOON)
To encounter someone who has died in real life in your dream is part of the painful process of healing. Sometimes, this loss is also represented oneirically through a divorce, an attack, or a rejection by the person you so loved. All this comes from the overcoming and acceptance of the death. Other cases cannot be explained by metaphors or allegories, but rather depend on the beliefs of each individual. These are those in which the dreamer claims have communicated with deceased persons.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you know the person from life, decide what character aspect of yourself he or she is representing. How that person operates in life is what is changing within your own psyche.
The change is so great that it is being expressed by the ultimate of changes—death.
If the person is a stranger, then use whatever information you can remember about him or her from the dream to explore what elements of your personality are undergoing a transformation.
The quality that is being shifted could be about behaviors, habits, or character traits.
The more violent and sudden the death, the more combustive and intense the process you are going through is likely to be.
A death that has already occurred could signal that you are in a later phase of change rather than at the beginning.
If it is you who dies, the transformation may be so complete that it involves your entire life or lifestyle—e.g., moving, changing jobs, a breakup, a new relationship, ending destructive behaviors, etc.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of a deceased loved one, this may be to comfort or enlighten you. Dreams of your own death, or the death or execution of loved ones are extremely frightening but also extremely common. Such dreams rarely signify death. Sad or traumatic losses in dreams typically signify change, a fresh start and new beginnings. A dream in which you attended your own funeral or the funeral of someone else, or walked through a cemetery or crematorium does not mean that you or someone you know will die soon; your dreaming mind is simply preparing you for change.
So if you have dreams about death, try to think about which change or changes in waking life might have triggered them. Death signifies the end of one phase but also rebirth and the beginning of another; these types of dream typically occur at major turning points in your life, such as leaving home or getting married. Another interpretation suggests that these dreams are exploring your feelings about death and dying, or else they mirror waking feelings of oppression and depression. Try not to be frightened when you have dreams of death, for, as Jung put it, ‘when it is a dream of death, the dream speaks another language’.... The Element Encyclopedia
• Some part of your behaviour, your life or a habit has to “die”. You need to take some radical, life changing action to resolve your current dissatisfaction.
• Find the courage to let go of the past and act on your inner ambition to solve this dream.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Basically, there are eight different levels of this symbol:
1. An indication that a necessary end has come to a certain phase.
It is a transition to something new.
2. The desire to shed something (attitudes, behavior, situation, etc.).
3. A suggestion to come to terms with death and the fear of death, meaning a search for fulfillment and productivity.
4. A limit has been reached and there is an inability to know how to go beyond that limit.
5. A suggestion to take better care of one’s health.
6. Something is dying inside.
7. A close connection with somebody deceased.
8. A desire for peace, solitude, and harmony (“the death of fear”).
According to Jung, dreaming about death means letting go of something that has died; it is a symbol of transformation and a new beginning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
What lies beyond death is conjecture, but the archetype of death we are considering is not completely about physical death.
It is about our observation of it in others; our conceptions of it gained from our culture and our impressions; the feelings which generate around our experiences and thoughts; our attempts to deal with our own aging and approach to death, plus what material the deeper strata of our unconscious release regarding it.
It is about how our sense of conscious personal existence meets the prospect of its disintegration.
Unless we can come to terms with what is behind the haunting images of death we meet in our dreams, we fail to live fully and daringly, we are too haunted by death lurking in the shadows of injury and the unknown. Images of death and the associated emotions, carried within for years, can have a negative influence on our health. Coming to terms means the courage to feel the emotions of fear or chill and discover them for what they are—emotions. They are certainly not death, only our feelings about it.
The differences shown in the two following examples illustrate the avoiding and the meeting. Example: 4So to get to the bedroom I had to jump across this gap. I tried to jump but missed and I fell and hit the bottom.
The next thing I remember was I was floating up. I looked down and saw myself lying face down with arms spread out and I suddenly realised I was dead. I was so frightened that I woke up. I had the feelings of fear of dying, but I felt no pain’ (Cath). Example: “Suddenly I was in a huge underground cavern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death.
The whole place overpowered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, “Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!” I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me’ (Andrew).
Summarising these and many other dreams, it is not only the accumulated images of death, but also bodilessness and loss of power and identity which bring so much fear. There are two antipodes of human experience. At the tip of one is focused self-determining self consciousness. At the tip of the other is unfocused void without identity. Strangely enough we experience both each day in some degree—the first while awake, the second when we sleep. Yet to face the second with consciousness feels like all the horrors of death and loss. Yet facing it is important, especially to the second half of life.
The symbols of rebirth are: the cave; an egg; spring; the tree; the cross; dawn; emerging out of the sea; the snake; the bird; a seed; arising from the earth or faeces; green shoot from a dead branch; phoenix; flame; a pearl; the womb. Rebirth is as difficult to face as death. It holds within it not just the memones of the struggles and difficulties of our own physical birth and growth, but also the challenge of becoming the unknown future, the dark possibility, the new.
The dream of Andrew in the underground cavern is an example of positive rebirth. After realising himself as bodiless awareness he emerges from the cave and finds himself near a tree. Example: ‘A tremendous jolt of power poured into me from the tree. I saw that we had arrived at a place where a line of trees, about a 100 yards in length, stood very close together in a slight semicircle on the top of a bank.
The trees had great spiritual power and the place was a holy temple. Two spiritual beings were there—an ancient Earth Being, and Christ’ (Andrew).
The next example is of a dream typical of meeting memories of physical birth. As can be seen, the experience is powerful enough to cause physical shaking. Example: All I can see of what I enter is a very narrow space with a light showing through. But immediately I enter I realise I have made a mistake for I am being forced swiftly through a dark, very narrow tunnel. I feel pain as I am dragged along and I hear loud banging noises which frighten me, but although they are loud they seem to come from inside my head. I feel terrified and breathless and very relieved when I wake before reaching the end of the tunnel. In fact as I write this account I am shivering” (female, anon). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For example, to dream of your mother dying could represent the death of your own motherly nature. Perhaps you should try to be more caring and maternal, or perhaps something or someone should be nurtured instead of ignored. Alternatively, you may be expressing hidden feelings for that person. Do you secretly resent or wish to be independent of him or her? Such dreams may also represent a positive or negative change in your relationship or attitude toward that particular person. Yet another interpretation suggests that dreams of being prostrate with grief at your father’s or mother’s funeral can be an emotional dress rehearsal staged by your unconscious to prepare you for the devastation you may feel when your parent really does die. Such dreams tend to be more common in women, especially concerning the death of a partner, as statistically women live longer than men.
Dreaming of a relative or partner who is dead in waking life is, not surprisingly, quite common. After all, that person may have played a big part in your life, and their influence and memories are still very much alive in you. It is not unusual to have disturbing dreams for some period after the death of a loved one; it is equally common not to be able to dream about the husband or wife at all, or to see the partner in the distance but be unable to get any nearer. Such dreams of dead people are expressive of attempts by your dreaming mind to help you make the transition from external reality to internal memories, or to deal with feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Death)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- One’s own death can often be used in dreams to explore others’ feelings about us.
3- Death is a transition from an awareness of the gross physical to the more spiritual self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dreamed that you were waiting for your execution, perhaps even standing on a platform with a blindfold on, this suggests feelings of guilt in waking life or the refusal to acknowledge some feeling or action. Your dreaming mind is urging you to make amends, or express or even confess to something before it is too late. Also ask yourself whether you feel you are dead meat or a dead man walking in waking life, whether you are in danger of losing your head or are waiting for the axe to fall. If, however, you were the executioner in the dream, who or what do you need to put to death or put an end to in waking life? If the person you needed to kill was unknown to you, is there an unpleasant task or duty that you must execute in waking life?
If you dreamed of someone being sacrificed, perhaps even yourself, the message may be that the well-being of your family, loved ones or community needs to take precedence right now over your own hopes and desires.
If the impending martyrdom upset or angered you in your dream, your waking mind was probably mirroring your feelings of resentment in waking life at having to make a sacrifice. Try to see who was wielding the sacrifice in your dream.
If it is someone you know, are they making demands on you and are these demands reasonable?... The Element Encyclopedia
To be at someone else’s deathbed means you will be going to visit someone you haven’t seen in a long time.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you are the dead person in your dream, it could imply that you would like to leave all of your worries and struggles behind and begin anew. Dreaming about someone that you care about may express your fear about losing them. Dreaming that one of your parents died may express fear of loss, but it also may be an unconscious valve through which you release anger and other negative feelings. In some cultures dreaming about death and dying is a very good omen that represents longevity and prosperity. See also: Coffin, Zombie, Smothering Ending followed by a beginning.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Be extremely careful how you use or react to it, as your handling of the situation could affect your future.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If one sees the soldiers of ajust ruler entering a city defeated in a dream, it means that they will surely be victorious over their enemy.
(Also see Losing a fight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A door is closed only for you to explore a better one. There is no such thing as failure or defeat, only opportunities for learning and growth. Ask what the positive lesson is in every experience; learn it and move on.... The Dream Books Symbols
Because REM sleep is recognizable in mammals and birds, but not in snakes and other reptiles, scientists think that most warm- blooded animals dream. Studies have monitored the sleep of goats, sheep, cats, dogs, rats, mice, monkeys and apes, and all had dream periods and symptoms; all except the spiny anteater, which seems to be a dream-free mammal.
Watch a sleeping dog or cat sometime, and you can tell if it is dreaming of running after something. Its eyes twitch, sometimes it moves its paws—something could be happening in its dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the dreamer is selling an animal, this could indicate delays and frustrations; the need for inner calmness to help the dreamer through until he or sees the light at the end of the tunnel. See also PETS.... The Element Encyclopedia
To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own – or possibly other people’s – emotions and fears or by our internal drives. Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.
To dream of eating alone means you’re feeling sad.
To dream that you are watching others eat, means you feel left out of “the banquet of life” - you need more fulfillment, love and friendship in your waking life. Also see “Eating Disorder”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were eaten by an animal in your dream, also look up that animal in this Dream Dictionary for further meaning.
If you were eaten by humans, look up “Cannibals”.... My Dream Interpretation
To eat with others, denotes personal gain, cheerful environments and prosperous undertakings.
If your daughter carries away the platter of meat before you are done eating, it foretells that you will have trouble and vexation from those beneath you or dependent upon you.
The same would apply to a waiter or waitress. See other subjects similar. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. One is being “eaten up” by something.
3. The desire to break off a relationship.
4. Overeating indicates anxiety or concern over something.
5. Food equals emotional sustenance. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a waiter should clear away the food that you are eating before you are finished, this denotes a business loss that will injure your finances.
If a spouse should do this in the middle of dining at home, you will have many domestic troubles.
If you should be dining with others in elegant surroundings then you will have personal victories.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Occasionally shows information about actual nutritional needs or physical allergies. Also, to eat is to continue involvement in the fundamental processes of life, a celebration of interdependence.
To not eat: shows a conflict with the physical reality of one’s body and its needs, an avoidance of growth or change; an attempt to be isolated from others, reality, the whole. Avoiding cenain foods: expression of decision making in dealing with needs; food allergy. Giving food to others: giving of oneself to others, or nunuring some aspect of oneself. Eating objects or repulsive food: meeting objectionable experiences; trying to ‘stomach’ things which make you ‘sick’.
Example: 1 ran into a house and came face to face with a huge stag. I noted the open back door, whereupon he staned eating my leg. I was pushing against his horns and managed to stop him chewing me’ (Jasmine C). Being eaten : the first pan of Jasmine’s dream (not quoted) is obviously sexual. Being eaten therefore suggests she is being consumed by her sexual drive. Being eaten, especially if it is the face, also shows how our identity, or our fragile sense of self, is feeling attacked by emotions or fears, other people, or internal dnves.
The classic story of Jonah illustrates this, and shows how the conscious personality needs to develop a working relationship with the unconscious. Eaten by dogs, maggots: feelings about death. See food. Sec also dog under animals; individuation. Idioms: eaten away; eat din; eat humble pie; eat like a horse; eat one’s hean out, eat one’s words; eat out of one’s hand; eat you out of house and home; what’s eating you?; proof of the pudding is in the eating; dog eat dog. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To be eating in a dream shows that one is attempting to satisfy one’s needs or hunger. Hunger is a basic drive and we need to realise that only once such a drive is met can we move forward to satisfying our more aesthetic needs.
2- Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives.
To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own or possibly other people’s - emotions and fears or by our internal drives.
Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.
3- We are reputed to become what we cat, so spiritually we should eat the best food possible.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you have been dieting lately, this is likely a circumstantial dream that needs no further explanation.
The ideas, concepts, or beliefs currently being internalized (e.g., “you are what you eat”).
In esoteric traditions, eating is a way to ground energy and reestablish foundations in the material world. Consider if both feet have been on terra firm a lately.
Metaphorically, is there something for which you hunger in your life, physically, mentally, or spiritually? If so, find the right food to fill that hunger so that strong, healthy growth may begin (or continue).
A representation of your current eating habits. Are you eating well-rounded meals—or too much junk food? Consider what the dream shows you in terms of how you’ve been feeling lately, and make appropriate adjustments in your diet.
Eating a celebratory feast represents sampling a little from many different aspects of life, and enjoying each fully. It may also portend a period of abundance and pleasant surprises soon to follow.
Arriving late for a feast indicates the presence of many pressing personal matters that often detain social interactions.
Reviewing a menu in a dream signifies life’s decisions and how metaphorically “good” they are for you. Consider what types of foods were chosen, and if the choices were costly, for more specific symbolism.
Leaving a table hungry represents being dissatisfied bv the results of an effort, the answer received from a question, or a situation that is less fulfilling than you might wish.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of eating in company with one or more congenial people is, in general, a sign that your lot will be one of contentment.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are hungry, but can’t find anything to eat: a change in your life.
If you are dieting, you will have frequent food and eating-related dreams.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are eating with others represents balance, closeness, happiness, prosperity, and successful opportunities.
To dream that you are overeating or undereating suggests that you sense your soul may not be complete. Food may indicate love, companionship, sex, or contentment. Food can signify that you wish to indulge in these aspects.
If you are refusing to eat, then you may wish to be more self-reliant.
To dream that someone takes food away before you are done indicates that you may encounter troubles from those that rely on you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If a spouse should do this in the middle of dining at home you will have many domestic troubles.
If you should be dining with others in elegant surroundings then you will have personal victories.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To eat Cheese is fortunate, however. See FRUIT, and other similar titles.... Mystic Dream Book
A dream of endless eating indicates many worries and a restless, unsatisfactory way of living.
If the food is removed before the dreamer has finished with it, domestic or occupational complications must be solved.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(2) If something or someone is threatening to eat you, the meaning is probablv that there is something in your unconscious - a complex, phobia, fixation or whatever - which, if not attended to, may take over your whole life.
(3) Perhaps there is something that you need to ‘digest inwardly*; some positive idea or attitude that you need to assimilate into your being.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dream you swallow something you dislike without chewing it first, it indicates you do not want to face an unpleasant issue. In contrast, a food binge warns you against a saturation (physical or mental) so you should enhance communication with others. To Freud, the mouth was a primary erogenous zone. The dreams in which you eat, therefore, are closely related to sexuality. A food binge, in this regard, denotes that you are too lenient in the sexual arena. Starving, however, denotes the denial of your sexual needs.
If the dream’s atmosphere is pleasant it reflects intimacy with others and good relations. Otherwise, it relates to the frigidity and the poor condition of your social contacts.
Usually, it warns against a dispute or economic loss. Eating salt or lard means you will be the subject of a heated argument.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If eating is featured in your dream, take a look at where in your life you are experiencing some issue around how well you are taking care of your own needs.
The context of a dream that features this activity should offer many clues.
The more excessive the eating, the more the dream may be pointing to issues of excess and gluttony. What you are eating should be considered for symbolic interpretation as well. Once you are clear about the meaning you ascribe to the food (or other substance) of your dream, recognize that the act of eating is expressing a desire to take that quality into your own body and integrate it as part of you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Eating might, in addition, represent a need to be more body conscious or grounded in material reality.
To dream that you are eating alone signifies loss, loneliness and depression. Alternatively, eating alone may reflect your independent nature. Also consider the pun, ‘what’s eating you up?’ in reference to any anxiety that you may be feeling. To dream that you are eating with others denotes prosperous undertakings, personal gain and joyous spirits. To dream that you are overeating suggests that you have an indulgent sexuality or lifestyle, or that you have been expending too much emotion and effort recently; dreams of not eating enough, on the other hand, signify a denial of sexual needs or a lack of fulfillment in your waking life.
Dreaming of eating in uncomfortable or frightening surroundings may represent unhappiness with your relationships. Dreams of desperately seeking food or even becoming food yourself may underline the message that you have voracious appetites in waking life that are not being satisfied. Your hunger may be a symbolic cry for more attention, love, power or status. An alternative explanation is that eating suggests qualities you are assimilating or making part of yourself. This may refer to nourishment of the emotions, senses or the mind. Hunger sharpens the appetite, so ask yourself what it is you are hungry for.
Could it be the comfort of a fulfilling relationship, a stimulating job or is it food for thought, such as intellectual stimulation? What is currently missing from your real life that is important for your emotional well-being? What wets your appetite for life?
The type of food you are eating is important, as is its quality.
If you were eating leftovers in your dream, are you losing out in some way in waking life? If you enjoy a dream dinner with friends, are you feeding off other people’s ideas? If you were attending a banquet or feast, are you feeling comfortable with yourself and your lifestyle right now? Were you being forcefed or was the food taken away? All these details will help you relate the particular type of food or drink to an appetite or desire in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.
If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.
Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.
Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.
Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.
Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.
A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.
To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.
To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.
To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.
Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.
Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.
To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.
Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.
To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.
Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.
Champagne: Symbolizes money.
A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.
To drink champagne is to receive money.
To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.
Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.
Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.
Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.
Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.
Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.
If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.
Eeels: Malicious enemies.
Egg: A wealth of family love.
Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.
Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.
Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!
Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.
Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.
For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).
For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.
Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.
Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.
Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.
To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.
Millet: A sign of poverty
Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.
Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.
If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.
Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.
Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.
Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.
Salad: Various embarrassments.
Salmon: A sign of deceit.
To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.
Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.
Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.
Soup: You will return to good health.
Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.
Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.
If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.
If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To dream of an eating contest suggests a need to re-evaluate your expectation to succeed. Slowing down may bring success more quickly in the long run.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of a friend being anorexic or bulimic, again this could signify an actual eating disorder they have.
If you’re sure that’s not the case, then it could mean your friend is crying out for more attention and affection.... My Dream Interpretation
The extent of such assets will depend on how much meat he eats.
The same interpretation is given if a person sees himself taking possession of the skin, bone or any other portion of the elephant.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same is the interpretation if – instead of eating them-he sees himself or another picking them up or carrying them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same is the case if the becomes the owner of any portion of the innards. There is no difference as to whether they are cooked, roasted or fried. There is also no difference as to whether they are of a goat or any other animal. But the innards of a human being is regarded as more excellent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it gives off a bad smell it symbolises unlawful wealth.
The stronger the odour the greater the unlawfulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- Feathers often represent flight to other parts of the Self, and because of their connection with the wind and the air, can represent the more spiritual side of ourselves. I’o see feathers in a dream perhaps means that we have to complete an action before allowing ourselves to rest.
3- The Heavens.
The Soul.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see eagle feathers, denotes that your aspirations will be realized.
To see chicken feathers, denotes small annoyances.
To dream of buying or selling geese or duck feathers, denotes thrift and fortune.
To dream of black feathers, denotes disappointments and unhappy amours.
For a woman to dream of seeing ostrich and other ornamental feathers, denotes that she will advance in society, but her ways of gaining favor will not bear imitating. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A need or desire for a lightening of burdens.
3. Success, wealth, business and self-fulﬁllment.
4. Decorative, pretty feathers indicate happiness in social affairs.
5. Comfort, warmth and pleasure. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A white feather means innocence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see a number of feathers floating in the air, whatever their color, means you will have a chance to fulfill your desires.
A large number of ostrich feathers is a sign of prosperity but this is not necessarily accompanied by happiness. See also Dress.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
An eagle feather is used for sacred ceremonies by Native American cultures and thus may signify the need to bnng spiritual dimensions into your life through prayer.
A turkey feather is the power of giving and receiving. Owl feathers are for healing and denote wisdom.
A feather may also be telling you to lighten up and not take things so seriously, or to lighten your load.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A white feather means fun; or you are found to be innocent because an accusation was proven false.
A black feather means bad luck (see the chapter “Colors in Dreams).” Seeing feathers fly: curb your money-spending habit—your hopes for getting money are futile.
Depth Psychology: Feathers represent thoughts and hopes, sometimes also vanity and false pride. Did somebody “clip your feathers” in a business matter? The color of the feathers as well as the other symbols in the dream arc very important here.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you have a feather in your cap, then you are feeling proud as you are being recognized for an accomplishment. Because birds of a feather flock together, this dream could also symbolize that you desire a harmonious relationship. See Bird.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A bird’s plumage is its protection, but it is also its power and strength. Used in this sense, it is alerting us to the fact that we can use our own strength and ability to achieve what we want to do in the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A feather in your cap is a job well done, talent or attribute developed.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you have something created out of feathers, such as an outfit or object, then this aspirational consciousness is taking an even more significant form.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If he sees himself flying it means he will undertake a journey.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If he sees himself flying it means he will undertake a journey.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Drawing together the symbols of the Sun and the Eagle, this image represents our ability to move into other areas of perception and knowledge.
The Centre. Solar Power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A person or creature with feathers within a dream may be an evil spirit ... Christian Dream Symbols
Spiritual purity and truth: In ancient Egypt, the soul was weighed upon death against the Plume of Maat, whose name means truth. Similarly, the Hopi regard the gift of an owPs feather as a means of helping the recipients be true to themselves. Less directly this may pertain to honesty in communications.
Lifting of guilt or burdens, or someone who is a truly free spirit (e.g., being Tight as a feather”).
Changeability: Feathers equate to the air element that shifts directions without any forewarning.
A prognostication: In ancient Greece, people used found bird feathers as portents of their travels and the future. Consider the feathers color, where it lands, and the type of bird from which it comes for expanded interpretations.... The Language of Dreams
Eagle feathers predict that you will achieve the goal of your ambitious.
Ostrich plumes portend a successful business deal.... The Complete Dream Book
Ornamental feathers, or articles made of them, such as ostrich feather fans, boas, or feathered hats, indicate an increase in social popularity for a woman or personal power for a man.
To dream of gathering or sweeping feathers up or picking them off clothes or furniture predicts a life of many small joys.
Other than the foregoing, a dream of feathers can have as many meanings as there are varieties of feathers, or it must be interpreted by correlating its action and other factors to the color of the feather(s).... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the feather is floating in the air it denotes your desire to ascend in spiritual knowledge or increase your intellectual ambition. Its lightness also represents the good condition of your heart and pleasures that you enjoy in life. The message is clear: you should get carried away, like the feather, by the fortunate air stream that you currently enjoy. (See BIRD)
Many cultures such as the Incas or Native Americans wore feathered headdresses to represent spiritual authority and the wisdom they possessed.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are allergic to feathers, they may have a negative interpretation, but in general, feathers represent the beauty of the bird from which they came.
If you know the bird from which the feather came, see the BIRDS A TO Z on page 84, and follow that interpretation.
If you don’t know the species, the general interpretation for BIRDS applies. The color, or colors, of the feather are also significant. (See COLORS.) Feathers can also represent flight to aspects of yourself, and because of their connection with wind and air can suggest a connection to the more spiritual side of yourself.
If a feather drops on you from above in a dream, this is a message from your unconscious but what is that message? Features are light and so do you need to lighten up and take a more relaxed and softer approach to life? A white feather suggests cowardice. A black feather relates to the unconscious and your ability to explore it.
Feathers on a ceremonial headdress suggest achievement (having a ‘feather in your cap’). Features may also suggest disagreements of some kind; has someone ruffled your feathers? Alternatively are you taking a featherbrained or frivolous approach to some aspect of your life? Or do you need to feel comforted in some way? Feathers are often stuffed in pillows and are therefore associated with warmth and comfort.... The Element Encyclopedia
Here are some basic handwriting features that may help you interpret the message hidden in the handwriting in your dream:... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Eating figs means expectations and hopes in matters of love will be fulfilled soon. Seeing dried figs means your assets are shrinking. Someone is giving you figs: a friendly relationship becomes more intense. Seeing a fig tree: hold your sexual urges in check. You see one or several figs: you are longing for love.
Depth Psychology: The fig is a symbol of sexual needs and erotic adventures.
The fig leaf means innocence and chastity that you would like to parade in front of other people.
The fig tree warns you about one-sided desires for purely sexual gratification.... Dreamers Dictionary
The sacred fig is the bo tree and is revered by buddhists and hindus alike. It was beneath this tree that guatama buddha received enlightenment. Jesus is said to have blasted the fig tree, when it would not provide him with nourishment.
The fig tree in dreams usually suggests that we are in touch with a deeper spiritual awareness of which we have previously had no conscious knowledge.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of eating figs may well be a recognition that some kind of celebration is necessary although equally that a situation holds more potential than at first thought.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of eating figs may well be a recognition that some kind of celebration is necessary although equally that a situation holds more potential than at first thought.
2- The fig tree in dreams usually suggests that we are in touch with a deeper spiritual awareness of which we have previously had no conscious knowledge. This is because of its associations with the Tree of Knowledge, the beginning of duality, and with masculinity and femininity.
3- Psychic ability and a direct connection with beginning of physical life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The fish may be the wisdom we have not yet brought to consciousness, regarding our personal journey in time and eternity. Fishing: creating a receptive state of consciousness which allows the deep insights or processes to become known; trying to find spintual nourishment. Eating fish: integrating our inner realisations; partaking of Christ. Eaten by fish: feeling threatened by the unconscious; threat of losing conscious or rational direction of life. Dead fish: non-expression of basic urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
According to ancient dream-lore, climbing a tree is said to be lucky.
If you dream of a fruit-bearing tree, take a look at which type of fruit is present and its meaning for you.
If you noticed the species of tree, what is that species associated with for you? Did you dream of the mighty, strong oak, dainty cherry tree or somber, dark conifers? Did you dream of a single tree or a forest? If you find yourself lost in a forest, perhaps you ’can’t see the forest for the trees’ or have lost sight of your goals. Walking through a forest may symbolize a need to get back in touch with your inner self and your instinctual nature.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of missing the animal shows you will have much loss and troubles with your business.
If a woman dreams of hunting she will shortly find a mate, should she kill the animal she will make a happy marriage.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see others studying it, foretells that you will be forced to yield your rights to others.
If any of the branches are missing, you will ignore some of your friends because of their straightened circumstances. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Difficulty, disappointments.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(See Hazelnut; Stoning)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Possible health issues.
3. Primal fear or threat is perceived (rapid, adrenaline-induced heart rate). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream that your heart is racing then you may be processing nervousness, stress or infatuation.
If you dream that there is no pulse, then you are feeling a lack of passion, or you are dying to your former identity, in order to be made anew.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. Feelings of being overwhelmed by embarrassment, possibly a little shame; a blush.
3. A need to express intense emotion (as in the “heat of the moment”).
4. Expressions of anger (as in “hot-tempered”).
5. Energy and creativity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you burn and have a burning sensation in the dream, it is a sign of lawlessness in your instincts.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. A good omen in business affairs (a cold furnace).
3. A tendency toward anger or much repressed anger. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream of walking in a field of heather implies that you are receiving great comfort from the leadership of a woman in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A guide.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2. Mischievous (“of the devil”).
3. A phallus.
4. Magic (unicorn). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(See Buckthorn; Jujube; Lot tree; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is trying to eradicate the very raw power of basic behaviour. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control our instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2- The laurel wreath is often used to indicate triumph and victory, and therefore is an acknowledgement of success. It also suggests immortality.
3- The laurel or bay tree signifies chastity and cternitv.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a laurels or a laurel tree: you are being honored. Wearing a laurel wreath on your head: you are too ambitious and crave admiration—these traits need to be controlled. Picking laurel: you are making a fool of yourself.
Depth Psychology: You either want more recognition or you expect to be rewarded or honored. Beware, if this is the case, you could make a fool of yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary
Falling leaves predict a parting from friends; leaves blowing in the wind forecast family squabbles; leaves on a stem with fruit or blossoms are a sign of approaching money.
See also Foliage and Trees.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2- When looking at our lives as a whole, leaves can give some indication of a particular period of our lives - perhaps a period that has been meaningful and creative. Following a dream about leaves we may need to assess how to go forward in order to avail ourselves of the opportunities offered.
3- Leaves signify fertility and growth. Since each leaf is completely unique, we may be being alerted to the beauty of crcation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is a very good dream for lovers, especially if Blossom is seen in addition to the Leaf. With Fruit, it is a sign of a happy marriage. But if the Leaves are withered, or are falling, as in Autumn, it shows loss in business, disappointment in love, and domestic affairs, quarrels with friends.... Mystic Dream Book
To deal in leather, signifies no change in the disposition of your engagements is necessary for successful accumulation of wealth.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Natural, animal instincts and intuitions in humans.
3. Domestic happiness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For instance a motorcycle rider’s leather suit will make him easily identifiable, but will also protect him in all weathers. Dreams will often throw up an image that has to be considered very carefully.
2- Leather can also be connected with sadistic methods of torture, and thus can become connected with the wider issues of sexual behaviour, either ours or others which we may or may not find appropriate.
3- Self-flagellation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Leather is a symbol of your determination and patience. But since it is an animal product, it also indicates your more “animalistic instincts,” urges, appetites, and the like. See Cow, Pig.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are wearing leather, then this represents connection to your wild side that you are feeling sexy, tough and strong.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are dressed in leather means you will have good luck with money. Also see “Clothes”, “Purse” and “Shoes”... My Dream Interpretation
See Buying, Hand- bag.
Purse, Halter, Animals, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Also see Armor; Coat of mail)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If they are ot defective it means he will continue to receive lawful sustenance. At times it symbolises grief and sorrow as well.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a young woman dreams of withered leaves, she will be left lonely on the road to conjugality. Death is sometimes implied.
If the leaves are green and fresh, she will come into a legacy and marry a wealthy and prepossessing husband.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Important, new and exciting events are coming soon.
3. Abundance, prosperity and good health (green leaves).
4. Change for the good is in the ofﬁng, likely behavioral (as in “turn over a new leaf”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
The condition of the leaves is important—what time of year is it? Green leaves mean joy, fun, and growth; dead leaves mean disappointment and failure, but also, in time, maturity and insight.
The interpretation in antiquity was Joy.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the leaves are brown and falling, your love life will be in the doldrums.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Raking: Cleaning away something that’s old, but not necessarily without a use. Note that old leaves nourish the land, just as your past makes you who you are today.
Budding on a tree: A fresh beginning (see Fruits, Flowers, Gardens).... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Green leaves are a warning: enjoy your good fortune right now—because leaves wilt and die quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
If the leaves are brown, falling from a tree, or on the ground, then this represents the completion of a cycle, death, and endings. This dream could also signify a desire to “leave” your relationship or job.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you see fresh green leaves in your dream, you will marry a rich man.
To see brown or withered leaves in your dream signifies fallen hopes.... My Dream Interpretation
If the leaves are in the process of falling, turning colors, or decay, they are more connected to the way in which life unfolds as a series of cycles. Leaves that are compromised in some way are reflecting some breakdown in your ability to take energy in and convert it to proper and productive use for personal gain.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Lemon; Lime; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are prone to life-and-death struggles in your dreams, your dreaming mind is telling you that there is only one way to find the security that cannot be lost: you need to place value on things that are not material, as everything else is at risk. The things that cannot be lost reside in your heart and your spirit. This doesn’t mean you should stop focusing on the material in life; it simply means that you need to find peace and contentment by being more flexible and tolerant in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you have this kind of dream, the chances are you are fighting for survival in some aspect of your waking life. On the other hand, you may be the kind of person who makes ordinary choices and decisions as if their survival were at stake. For example, small disappointments or minor upsets send you into meltdown and you are frequently dissatisfied if some invisible inner standard has not been met.
If you are prone to life-and-death dreams, your unconscious is urging you to find a kind of security that cannot be lost. In other words, you need to look at things that are intangible and reside in your spirit and in your emotions, because everything else—since it is out of your control—is at risk. You need to develop greater flexibility and tolerance, and by so doing you can find contentment and peace.
If your life-and-death battle involves a war scene, the emphasis shifts.
Despite war’s disturbing and destructive nature, it can sometimes be represented as a cleansing process that represents a victory of good over evil. However, in dreams war is generally regarded as a warning that dangerous times lie ahead, as well as indicating inner conflicts and deep-seated grievances. An important aid for interpreting dreams of warfare is to remember whether you were on the winning or losing side.
If you were on the winning side, this suggests you are on the right track.
If you were on the losing side, what can you learn from the tactics of the winning side? Surprisingly, to dream that you are wounded in battle denotes that you have finally been accepted by your peers.... The Element Encyclopedia
Folklore: Romance.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Also see Buckthorn; Lotus tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Jujube tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A love seat is a comfortable seat for intimate sharing and conversation. It may also express a desire for intimacy or compensate for loneliness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If she sees cooked meat, it denotes that others will obtain the object for which she will strive. See Beef.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a woman eats the flesh of another woman in a dream, it means that they are lesbians. Ifa woman eats her own flesh in a dream, it means that she will commit adultery.
The meat of a yellow cow in a dream means illness.
The cooked meat of a snake in a dream means receivingmoney from one’s enemy.
The uncooked flesh of a snake in a dream means slanderi-ig one’s enemy.
The meat of a lion in a dream means receiving money from a ruler and the same goes for the flesh of all predatory animals or birds. Hog or swine’s meat in a dream means unlawful money. Eating sausages or dried meat in a dream means speaking ill of deceased people. Camel’s meat in a dream means earning money from a rich and a powerful enemy unless if the one seeing it does not touch it in his dream. However, touching camel’s meat in a dream means suffering from such a strong person. Eating it cooked in a dream means defrauding someone, then falling sick and recovering from one’s illness.
It is also said that eating camel’s meat in a dream means earning money from a ruler. Beef in a dream means hardships, toiling and lack of work. Holding a mutton inside one’s house in a dream means meeting with a new person, accepting an invitation, or inviting a person one has never met or known to share a meal. Seeing a whole skinned but uncut mutton inside one’s house in a dream means a sudden adversity, loss, calamity, or death.
If the mutton is fat, it means that one may receive an inheritance from a will which is left by a deceased relative.
If it is skinny, it means that one will inherit nothing from him. Eating broiled beef in a dream means standing before a judge or a ruler. Eating a chicken in a dream means receiving benefits from a woman. Meat in a dream also means forbearance and patience for someone who is hot tempered, or who gets angry easily. Eating meat in a dream also could mean recovering from an illness, an end to one’s distress, trouble and adversities. Eating the meat of an unlawful animal in a dream means receiving unlawful money. Eating a suspicious meat in a dream means earning suspicious money, or having an illegitimate marriage. Eating fowls’ meat in a dream means profits for a traveller. Eating a fish in a dream means easy, lawful and enjoyable earnings. Cooked or broiled fowl meat in a dream means profits and money earned from a woman through deception and dishonesty.
If it is uncooked in the dream, then it means backbiting or slandering a woman. Eating the meat of an unlawful bird in a dream means deceiving, defrauding, or stealing money from unjust people. Eating swan’s meat in a dream means benefits drawn from pious and religious people. Eating fired or broiled chicks in a dream means hard earned money. Unknown meat in a dream represents the hidden treasures of past nations, or buried treasures.
(Also see Butcher; Flesh; Mutton; Pot)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A frequent image when you force yourself to follow a vegetarian eating style before you’re ready for it.
Raw meat points to raw physical power, passion, and creative power. Cooked meat points to addiction to pleasure. Rejecting meat indicates chastity.
According to the Indian tradition Jaddeva, lust for power, or the desire to have many offspring.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Needing more hearty mental and spiritual sustenance in your life, instead of living on milky concepts alone.
An omen of improved finances, or an abundance of personal energy, especially if the meat is being consumed.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Meat often points to your likes and dislikes. It also deals with your material, physical (including sexual) needs.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see cooked meat in you dream indicates that someone else will attain the goal or achievement that you have been pursuing.
To dream that you are eating meat suggests that you are tackling an issue directly.
To see rotten meat in your dream implies humiliation and shame. It may indicate an upcoming illness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are a vegetarian, then dreaming of eating meat signifies a desire to fulfill a neglected longing, or you could be venting out guilt or shame. Also meat denotes substance and a desire to get to the meat of the situation. See Food and Protein.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of cooked meat, this symbolizes that you will see others obtain the object that you have been striving for.... My Dream Interpretation
Cooking meat predicts a change of circumstances; throwing meat away is a warning against extrava gance, unless it was spoiled, in which case it indicates a lucky escape from a potential danger or obstacle.
See also under Beef, Veal, Fork, Bacon, Sausage(s), Lamb, Barbecue, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you have a dream that features meat in it, there is something that needs to be fed in order to be strengthened; this could be an idea, a project, or a new direction in your life.
The state of the meat in your dream has significance. Raw meat indicates that there is still some work to be done in order to strengthen your objectives. Meat that is rotten means an opportunity may have passed you by.
If you have a waking-life relationship with meat that generates strong feelings against the eating of it, this personal association must be considered as an interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If beef figured in your dream, are you in a stew, or troubled by something? Alternatively, if you carved the meat, even though you may be a vegetarian, could you be yearning to savor the sins of the flesh?
And if you relished the taste of a dream curry, do you long to spice up your life?
Meat and potatoes in your dream suggest a preference for the basics or bare essentials of an issue. Meatballs indicate irrationality or the times when you lose your reason. A meat loaf represents the combining of basic ideas or elements. A meat packing house illustrates the quality of the fundamental concepts or basic ideas that you have digested. Recall the condition of the factory; was it clean, or were there rodents and bugs? Consider also the type of meat you eat.
If you are eating dream beef this may warn you against the ready acceptance of new (raw) ideas. Chicken points to a lack of faith or confidence in oneself.
If you are eating lamb, do you long for spiritual sustenance? To dream that you are eating ham signifies over-emotionalism, dramatics and theatrics.... The Element Encyclopedia
To make meatballs in a dream is to collect your thoughts. You may be forming a new idea. Alternatively, to eat a meatball which you made in your dream symbolizes saving the idea for later.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The more yellowish is its color in the dream, the more pain and suffering such an sickness will bring. Eating a green medlar fruit in a dream represents no such danger. Eating any yellowish fruit in a dream represents a sickness, except for citron, apples, or the lotus fruit, for their yellow color in the dream does not cause any harm, since their substance is a viable medicinal cure.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For an unmarried person, minced meat in a dream means marriage and children, and for a pregnant woman, it means a boy. Minced meat in a dream also means merging of capitals, establishing a business partnership and the advantages that come from a stronger corporation.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Talk to the frightening monster in your dream, have it out with him and observe him.
Mythical creatures, like dragons and ocean monsters, point to moral conflicts that may cause personality disturbances. Seek therapeutic help when these images appear often and include a great amount of fear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Folklore: Luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A theater may mention that it is rime to view the dramas and comedies of your life and to begin the process of self-exploration. It may also point to a desire for more entertainment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If one gets some of its fruits in his dream, it means that he will receive something from such a person. Ifhe is hurt by its thorns in the dream, the same will take place in wakefulness. When maple trees, tamarisk trees and shrubs are mixed together in a dream, they mean victory and glad tidings for one who is contemplating a war or gearing for a fight. However, for the rest of people, these trees in a dream mean poverty and meekness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Hidden emotions deep in vour unconscious are raking shape, troubling you. Sometimes the reason for nightmares is actual physical stress. Did the creatures resemble real animals? See Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary
Intriguingly, near-death reports from different cultures around the world are generally consistent and in many instances are identical to the features of the post-mortem state that is described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. There is also a marked similarity between NDEs and reports of the inner journeys of shamanism, astral travel and out-of- body experiences.
The term ‘near-death experience’ was coined by American doctor Raymond Moody in the 1970s to describe the phenomenon outlined above. Prior to publication of Moody’s book, Life After Life in 1975, NDEs were not openly talked about; once the book came out, more and more people began to talk about them. By 1982 a Gallup poll suggested that as many as eight million Americans had had some kind of NDE. Moody and a number of other NDE researchers, such as Kenneth Ring, a psychologist and founding member of the International Association of Near Death Studies at the University of Connecticut, were able to identify a number of traits common to all NDEs, even though the experience was always unique to each individual. They concluded that in a NDE, people typically experience one or more of the following phenomena in this sequence: a sense of leaving the material world behind or an out-of-body experience in which they feel they are floating above their bodies looking down; cessation of pain, a feeling of great calm and peace; traveling down a dark tunnel towards a light at its end; meeting spirit beings, many of whom are dead friends and relatives; meeting a spirit guide who takes them through their life story and puts their life into perspective without any negative judgment; and, finally, an abrupt and sometimes reluctant return to life.
The great majority of NDEs are described as being positive and uplifting; around three per cent are described as negative or frightening. Almost anyone can have the experience and it is not limited to those who have religious beliefs, although many people who have experienced a NDE do become more religious or develop a spiritual belief system afterwards. Almost all say they lose their fear of death, this being replaced by a strong belief in an afterlife. Many discover a meaning and purpose to their lives that they may have previously lacked. In some cases, the NDE leaves a person with heightened intuitive or psychic powers.
Even though millions of people claim to have had an NDE, it is impossible for researchers to prove scientifically that the experience is genuine. Evidence is therefore based entirely on anecdotal reports.
According to skeptics, the NDE is a dream or hallucination caused by, amongst other things, a lack of oxygen, the release of the body’s natural pain killers called endorphins and increased levels of carbon dioxide as the brain dies. NDEs were reportedly reproduced by Ronald Siegel, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, when LSD and other drugs were administered. NDE supporters stress, however, that drug-induced hallucinations and NDEs are totally different things. Such explanations also do not take into account the fact that many people brought back to life can give accurate accounts of their resuscitations, of medical procedures carried out on them or report conversations they overheard at the time they were allegedly dead. This suggests that some part of consciousness can separate from the body at death. There is no doubt that the near-death experiences are supported by impressive documentation and, for believers in them, these reports constitute a very powerful argument for the existence of an afterlife.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you find nuts that have been bid signifies you will find some treasury.... The Complete Dream Book
An oak tree in a dream also may mean homosexuality or sodomy.
An evergreen tree in a dream represents the element oflongevity and strength, but it could also imply slavery because of its needles.
(Also see Oak; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is filled with acorns you are due a promotion or some type of increase in your life.
If a newlywed sees many oak trees in a forest it foretells a long marriage and many children.
It is also the symbol for the tree of life and denotes good luck in all cases where the oak is healthy; reverse if the oak is sick or damaged.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If acorns are falling or have fallen from it, then the marriage will bring many children. See also Acorn.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a magnificent oak tree full of leaves means a long life and good health.
An oak tree without leaves: loneliness or separation from a friend or relative. Seeing many oak trees with green leaves: every personal and professional project is going to work out well. Sitting in the shadow of an oak tree: a good friend is going to protect you.
Depth Psychology: The “king of the trees” is a symbol of good health, vitality, power, and being firmly rooted in the ground. Sometimes it also indicates a need for protection. Are you yourself “as strong as an oak tree”? Do you wish you had a strong person on your side?... Dreamers Dictionary
If it is filled with acorns you are due a promotion or some type of increase in your life.
If a newlywed sees many oak trees in a forest it foretells a long marriage and many children.
It is also the symbol for the tree of life and denotes good luck in all cases where the oak is healthy; reverse if the oak is sick or damaged.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the Tree is withered, or if the leaves have fallen, it is a warning of business losses; while if the Tree has been felled, and is lying in your path, it is a very serious omen.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Horse refusing to take oats indicates rejection of care. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A green olive tree is symbolic of a prosperous Christian, Ps. 52:8... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream you beat olives down is good for all but servants.... The Complete Dream Book
It is also associated with fortitude and fecundity.
If you see this tree full of olives, you will soon have a reconciliation. (See OIL and OLIVES)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Palm branch)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to pass down an avenue of palms, omens a cheerful home and a faithful husband.
If the palms are withered, some unexpected sorrowful event will disturb her serenity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Unexpected sorrow, disappointment (to see a withered or dying palm). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a merchant or a trader sees a palm tree in his dream, it means business success. Ifa shopkeeper sees a palm tree in his dream, it also means profits.
A dead and dried out palm tree in a dream represents a hypocrite.
To uproot a palm tree in a dream means that a plague will befall that place, or it could mean suffering from the persecution of an unjust ruler. Uprooting a palm tree in a dream also means a dead end to one’s plans, or it could mean a dispute.
A palm tree in a dream also represents one’s paternal aunt. Palm trees in a dream also represent Arab women. Ifone sees a seedlingbecome a big palm tree in a dream, it means that a child in that community will grow to be a great scholar. It also connotes that a weak person will grow strong. Seeing a palm tree in a dream also means longevity, a scholar, a teacher, children, a wife, a house, a property, a king, a year, new clothing, money, or bearing a child.
To prune or trim a palm tree in a dream means that one’s adversity at his work or related to his travels will be dispelled.
(Also see Palmyra; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see one palm tree standing alone is an omen of the loss of a good friend.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The palm tree is a symbol of honor and victory. See also Tree.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of palm trees may also refer to your ambitious expectations and triumphs.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see one palm tree standing alone is an omen of the loss of a good friend.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
For a man to dream that he sees coconut palms being climbed by black boys is a sign of some unexpected and curious event that will come about through the activities of his sweetheart.... The Complete Dream Book
(Also see Palm tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the four legs are particularly emphasized – possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal – the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. You may also like to consult the entry for body for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a four-legged animal has a leg or legs missing, it suggests a personality that is not fully rounded.
If you dream of a tail, this could signify a need for balance and adjustment in tough circumstances. It can also indicate sexual arousal or the penis.
If claws figure prominently in the dream, this could suggest spitefulness; desire to hurt; hidden aggression; clinging, or ‘getting one’s claws in someone’.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the party you are attending is dull or you aren’t enjoying yourself for some reason, then it may be an indication that you have doubts about the social skills you possess.
If you dream of a political party rally, it shows that you are prepared to stand up for your beliefs. When a dream is set on stage, whether it is in the form of an opera, play or ballet, this suggests you are working through an issue that relates to the way you are seen by others. To dream that you are in a post office signifies an important message from your unconscious or inner wisdom. It may relate to your need to reach out and communicate with others. You may be trying to maintain your beliefs or make contact with someone from your past. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS; LEISURE; LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Why are you so “flexible” and accommodating? Are you hiding feelings of inferiority? Do you have so little confidence in yourself? Don’t you trust yourself? Do you always take the easy way out? Your “adaptability” is too extreme. You need to change that! See Reed.... Dreamers Dictionary
A peacock feather is considered a powerful totem of good fortune and prosperity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The pear—like the apple—is a sexual symbol. But it is also a symbol of positive contacts and a sign that your relationships are solidly based.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Happiness, rebirth and renewal.
3. Negative omen if furniture is made out of pine. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The pine tree (as a phallic symbol) may express sexual desires; but it might also indicate the need for more peace and quiet or a vacation. Pinecones sometimes announce an unexpected, positive, “accidental” surprise.... Dreamers Dictionary
A tree that grows in the dream represents one’s dealing with others. In this sense, it could either grow or die.
The branches of a tree represent one’s brethren and children.
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Firmly associated with kissing at Christmas, mistletoe was once believed to have great healing powers and symbolized wisdom. Today the dream is likely to have sexual overtones and may signify your attraction to someone in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: A straight poplar tree is a good sign and means that you are on the right path.
A crooked poplar tree: you need to make changes!... Dreamers Dictionary
Regarding the above dream only Imaam Kirmani (RA) says that a son or brother will be born in the home of the dreamer.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Rebellion, out of step with society, unconcerned with the mundane (as in “off-road”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you keep having the same dream over again, look up the meaning under “Recurring Dreams”... My Dream Interpretation
If it is a mosque in the dream, it means blessings or a marriage to a righteous woman.
If one’s retreat takes place inside his own shop in the dream, it means that his business has become his primal concern. In a dream, a spiritual retreat represents devotion, prayers, hunger, votive fast, depression, humbling oneself, controlling one’s passions and desires. Ifone secludes himself in a known location in a dream, it means that such a place is a source ofcomfort. Ifone takes refuge in his shop in a dream, it means clinging to one’s livelihood.
(Also see Hermitage; Temple)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of such a place suggests we have need of peace and quiet.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the former then we may be under pressure, if the latter then we must formulate new plans.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The owner of such a restaurant represents an educator, a trainer or a shaikh. Buying from him in a dream also means hiring a worker who is trained at the hands of an experienced master.
If one sees himself roasting or grilling meat in a dream, it means that he may become a tax collector, a physician, a jailer, a torturer, a thief, or a murderer. Seeing someone roasting meat on fire in a dream may denote a wedding, a picnic, or celebrating the birth of a new child.
If the meat is well-cooked in a dream, it means good news. Otherwise, if the meat is still uncooked in the dream, it means a headache and stress caused by one’s son. Roasting a whole sheep in a dream means money. Eating the meat of a roasted sheep in a dream means money earned through one’s son. Roasting a calf in a dream means appeasement of one’s fears, or news about one’s wife giving birth to a son, or it could mean standing in court before ajudge. Eating anything that is touched by fire in a dream means profits.
If one sees a roasted leg of sheep talking to him in a dream, it means that he will escape from an accident, a danger, or gain a strong foothold, or become well established in this world.
A broiled rib in a dream represents a woman, for Eve was created from Adam’s rib.
The chest represents plants and servants.
The belly represents the children.
A roasted leg in a dream represents woman’s earnings that her husband regularly swindles from her. Ifit is uncooked, then it means slander or backbiting. Eating roasted or boiled meat in a dream also could mean hard earned money, fears, sorrows, pain and sufferings, an illness, or persecution. Broiling a female sheep, or a ewe in a dream represents an illness that may befall one’s mother, wife or a relative. Broiling meat in a dream also means strength, marriage, health, wealth, the arrival of a traveller, love, unity, spying, telling on others, losing all benefits, squandering money, severing one’s relationship with his family, cutting one’s blood ties, or it cold denote a fever.
(Also see Stakes)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To give a woman your seat, implies your yielding to some fair one’s artfulness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A chair in a dream also represents a contractual agreement, making an oath, peace, tranquility and comfort, or it could mean establishing a business partnership.
(Also see Chair; Saddle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Pay some attention to the opinion of others.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Need for restraint in one’s actions and emotions.
3. Desire or inclination to take unnecessary risks (not using). ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are having trouble putting on or taking off your seat belt, indicates that you are worried about what is ahead in your future.... My Dream Interpretation
A sheath in a dream also means guarding one’s secrets, getting married, or becoming pregnant.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Animals such as cats and dogs apparently have dreams, too, just like people; animals are also a theme in many people’s dreams.
It has been suggested that when animals dream, they are focused on the types of things they usually do in their waking state. For example, animals that use their noses a lot, such as dogs, have dreams with a significant olfactory component.
There was one behavioral study that showed that monkeys have visual dreams. Some monkeys were taught to respond to visual stimuli by pressing a button. Later, when they were sleeping, they made hand motions as if they were pressing buttons, suggesting that they were seeing some- thing. To add further credence, in a separate study, a gorilla who had been taught sign language put together two signs to form the combined term sleep pictures, presumably a reference to the visual components of dreams.
Again, in an experiment on cats, portions of the brainstem responsible for muscle inhibition during REM sleep were damaged. These cats entered REM sleep, and rather than lying quietly with their eyes moving, they stood up, walked around, and chased imaginary creatures, as if they were acting out their dreams without waking up.
Such findings, as well as our everyday observations of household pets that growl and make movements in their sleep, make it almost certain that animals dream in much the same way that we dream. The implications of this conclusion, however, tend to undermine certain dream theories, such as Sigmund Freud’s notion that the sole purpose of dreams is to allow us to act out socially unacceptable urges—an idea clearly inapplicable to animals.... Dreampedia
The bleating of sheep in a dream means distress and fear.
The neigh of horses in a dream means might and honor.
The barking of a dog in a dream meansvain talk and meddling in others’ business.
The sound of a lynx in a dream means pampering oneself and wantonness.
The cooing of pigeons in a dream means crying, sorrows or marriage.
The chirp of swallows in a dream means 402 beneficial words.
The croaking offrogs in a dream means beatings or death.
The sound of bells and the hissing of snakes in a dream represents a fight, an argument, a warning, or a war.
The braying of donkeys in a dream means cursing in the darkness.
The braying of mules in a dream means vain talk, or it could mean indulging in suspicious acts.
The mooing of a cow in a dream means temptation.
The gurgling or braying of camels in a dream signifies travels and difficulties.
The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats.
The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuation.
The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning for one to escape from danger, or to move from one field into another.
The howling of a wolf in a dream means robbery.
The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace.
The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.
The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, or a forthcoming evil.
(Also see Dog; Listening; Roaring; Speaking; Voice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you believe a tree in your dream was significant but you have no idea why, the following guidelines might help you; if your species of tree is not listed here, it may be worthwhile researching its traditional meaning.... The Element Encyclopedia
The oven grill means that love relationships or passions also have adverse effects. See Fireplace, Oven.
Depth Psychology: Generally speaking, the stove expresses your need for warmth and safety, but it also indicates sexual desires. Do you have “warm” feelings for someone? Is the stove “cold”? See Baker, Cook.... Dreamers Dictionary
To be in a familiar street in a distant city, and it appears dark, you will make a journey soon, which will not afford the profit or pleasure contemplated.
If the street is brilliantly lighted, you will engage in pleasure, which will quickly pass, leaving no comfort.
To pass down a street and feel alarmed lest a thug attack you, denotes that you are venturing upon dangerous ground in advancing your pleasure or business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A street can symbolize hypocrisy, Matt. 6:5, or evangelism, Lk.14:23 ... Christian Dream Symbols
If you arc dnving through a residential area in your dreams, you may be looking at family values or concerns.
A commercial area with shops and stores suggests exploring new options or shopping for ideas.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A deserted street: you must accomplish the task ahead of you on your own. See Path, Road.
Depth Psychology: The street is a symbol of the direction, fate, and goals of your life.
The rest of the symbols will tell you if you are on the right road and if you will continue to grow. This dream symbol is important, because it makes you aware of options and possibilities.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you’re not consciously aware of the reason for this, look to other symbols in the dream.
A dream of unfamiliar streets indicates that travel is ahead, either actual physical travel or exploring new fields of endeavor.
Curving streets indicate happy surprises right around the corner.
Dark streets indicate that you are uncertain of what lies ahead for you, and that you’re very insecure about the outcome of certain situations. Other symbols in the dream, however, may shed light on what you need to know.
Walking down a very long street is an admonition to be patient. You’ll attain whatever goals you’re currently working toward, but not for quite some time... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The condition of the street reflects how much control you have over the direction of your life.
(If it’s rocky and uphill, you’re feeling a lack of control in your life; if the street is well-paved and easy to progress on, you are in control of your own destiny). Try to remember if there was a name on the street - analyzing the street name can offer some important significance or hints to the meaning of the dream.
To dream of alleys or side streets, suggests that you need to be less rebellious or adventurous for now, and return to more traditional ways. It may also suggest that you have been exploring (or want to explore) an alternative way of life. Curving or crooked streets foretell surprises and travel.
To dream of a very long street suggests that you will need much patience before you get what you want. Also see “Street Corner”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If it is a dead-end street, the dream clearly warns that you should reconsider your options and take another direction; this type of street is associated with depression and discouragement. (See AVENUE)
The ancient books on dreams portend success if you dream of streets lined with trees and flowers.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
According to Freud, sexual organs. According to Jung, the collective world of awareness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A symbol of collective forward movement. Do you need a trolley right now in order to get ahead?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the main feature of your dream involved turning a street corner, you can expect a very pleasant surprise.... My Dream Interpretation
The name of a street in a dream may provide important information as to the area of psychological work or personal enterprise you are proceeding toward.
For instance. Park Avenue may represent movement toward financial success and status, or Oak Street may reflect a direction toward a solid or stable enterprise.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If he is selling silk merchandise in the dream, then it denotes harm.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see street-posters at work, foretells disagreeable news.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Desire (from the play a streetcar named desire). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you missed a streetcar in the dream, you may feel that others are leaving you behind socially or emotionally. You are having difficulty in achieving your personal goals.
To dream that you are in an accident involving a streetcar foretells that you will find yourself in an embarrassing situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: See Train. Stretcher
Symbol: Seeing a stretcher: don’t be too sure you will succeed in a certain matter! Seeing somebody else on a stretcher: somebody in your circle is going to be ill.
If somebody is approaching you with a stretcher, an inheritance may change your life.
If you are lying on a stretcher: you feel that you are not up to the task at hand; you are helpless, but—even without doing anything—you are receiving help. Being carried on a stretcher: the chances for success are good and the road will be easy. Carrying a stretcher: in an unhappy situation you might be able to salvage something.
Depth Psychology: A stretcher is a symbol of life changes. Being carried on a stretcher means your fate will literally “carry” you; if somebody else is on the stretcher, it usually means illness or death.... Dreamers Dictionary
Curving or crooked streets indicate travel and surprises.
A very long street suggests that you will need much patience before you get what you want... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A stuffed animal is an object of emotional comfort and attachment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(Also see Dusk; Meat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you feel this may be the case in your dream, your interpretation should involve investigating secrets or issues in your waking life that you would rather keep hidden.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A sweater offers comfort and warmth around the upper body, including the heart, and thus may mention the need to improve your mood.
A pink sweater may express love, and a blue sweater may communicate peace.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the sweater was too hot or itchy, you are impatient to get started on something you have been thinking about for a long time.
If the sweater was too tight, you need to protect your reputation by cooling down your behavior with the opposite sex.
If you lost your sweater in the dream, you need to reconnect with a forgotten or neglected aspect of your own self.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are sweating in your dream, your interpretation may uncover an unconscious message that some life experience is posing a threat to your equilibrium and balance. Heat represents a visceral reaction to perceived danger in the form of anger or aggression. Sweating represents your desire to restore balance from whatever might be the cause of those feelings of threat. Sweating also serves to rid the body of toxins, so dream-sweat may point to the presence of underlying thoughts, ideas, or behaviors that are ultimately poisoning your sense of well- being.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A sycamore tree in a dream also represents a rich and a strong person who benefits others.
A sycamore tree in a dream also could be interpreted as a beautiful and a rich woman, or it may represent suffering from heart disease or sight problems.
(Also see Mulberry tree; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The symbols of mother represent not simply our relationship with her, but also how it influences our own growth towards independence. As a baby our consciousness of self does not feel separate from mother.
The gradual separation of the sense of self is difficult. In some people it is never managed, even though they separate physically. Their mother, or their sense of their mother within them, still directs their decisions.
The old joke about My mother wouldn’t like this’ is true. In many older cultures this break was worked out in ritual tribal custom. Today we have to manage these subtleties of our psyche alone.
A woman must find a way of transforming the pleasure—or absence of it—of her mother’s breast into a love for a male.
If she cannot she may wish to return to the breast of another female, or be the man her father never was for her.
A man must find a way of transforming his unconscious desire for his mother into love of a woman which is more than a dependent or demanding baby or youth.
If he cannot he may seek his mother in a likely woman, ignoring who that woman is as a real person. And the acceptance of our mother as she really is—a human being—precedes the acceptance of ourself as we really are.
The symbols of the Great Mother hold in them our awareness, unconscious as it may be, of the forces of nature active in us. These forces, in the guise often of a beautiful woman dancing or beckoning, are both wonderful and dangerous.
The dance of nature is unconscious.
If we get in its way we will be ground under its heel as it dances on its beautiful way.
To meet this aspect of ourself we must be both admiring and resourceful.
The danger for a man might be that he loses himself in desire for all women or one woman, for a woman, that she becomes a spiritual whore, thinking she can uplift all through her womb. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Britain was once covered by mighty oak, lime and pine forests, and reverence for trees is a major feature within Celtic religion, reflecting a link between the upper and lower worlds. Druids had their teaching center in the midst of oak groves, and the words for wood and wisdom are similar (Welsh gwydd and gwyddon). The Celtic Tree of Life is one of the most popular and enduring motifs of Celtic art, found both on Northumbrian and Celtic crosses and on illuminated manuscripts. It is also portrayed variously as the Golden Bough, vine, or mistletoe. The ancient Celts envisioned the cosmos in the form of a great tree, whose roots were deep in the earth and whose branches stretched to the heavens.
The Celtic Tree of Life is therefore a symbol of balance between these worlds; the unification of above and below; a symbol of balance and harmony. Its branches and roots form a map of the cosmos wherein all things are interwoven and connected; it dwells in three worlds—a link between heaven, earth and the underworld. In dreams the appearance of the Tree of Life or any kind of tree can therefore be a powerful symbol of harmony, success, integration and fulfillment.
These can be achieved in waking life when there is a union between the material and the spiritual, and the feminine and masculine aspects of your personality.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are one of the players, your pleasures will be of short duration.
If you attend a vaudeville theater, you are in danger of losing property through silly pleasures.
If it is a grand opera, you will succeed in you wishes and aspirations.
If you applaud and laugh at a theater, you will sacrifice duty to the gratification of fancy.
To dream of trying to escape from one during a fire or other excitement, foretells that you will engage in some enterprise, which will be hazardous. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A sense of the “dramatic”; overblown situation or event.
3. Feelings of success in personal affairs and friendships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To paraphrase Shakespeare, life is a stage and we are merely trying to make the best of it. Maybe in your dreams you are acting out some of your personal issues and concerns. Think about the details of your dream and what is going on in the theater. Is it a comedy or a tragedy? Are you having fun, or are you very uncomfortable or bored? All of these will give you clues in regard to the meaning of based theater dreams.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The theater / stage is in some ways the model world for the dreamer. See Actor, Exam / Test.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Unrealistic fantasies; the desire to escape to a personal imaginary realm instead of facing reality.
Glamorizing or romanticizing aspects of yourself or a situation.
The stage of life itself. Shakespeare once said that all the world’s a stage. So, the movie or show that is playing at this theater is very important to the interpretive value of the dream.
For example, seeing a production of Arsenic and Old Lace might indicate some treachery afoot, whereas seeing Die Hard reveals the development of tenacity’ and courage.... The Language of Dreams
If you have a part in a play on stage: people are looking at you with a critical eye. Depth Psychology: See Actor, Stage.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are laughing or clapping in a theater means that you want to have fun now, instead of concentrating on future success.
To dream about a fire in a theater indicates that you are gambling when taking on fresh endeavors.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of watching a play in a theatre, one of your male friends is interested in a more romantic relationship with you. You may date him for social reasons, even if you don’t like him that way.
If you dream that you are acting in a play, these happy times will be interrupted by something annoying.
If you applaud and laugh at a theatre, you will avoid responsibility to chase after your whims.
Dreaming of being an actor/actress can also mean that you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.
If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Watching actors in a dream means you feel out of control. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life.
If you have trouble getting to or from a play in your dream, or if there are upsetting or weird scenes in the play, you will be confronted with unpleasant surprises.
If you have to escape from a theater in your dream, because of a fire or another danger, it is a signal that you will engage in a risky enterprise in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Acting, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are not participating in the performance, it denotes that you are living too passively. On the contrary, if you are in the scene it signifies the desire to take the reins in your life. To do so, you should analyze and pay attention to what occurs during the play, as the plot will reveal the essence of the dream. Further, the role that you play in the piece could be very revealing.
Those wise men who have reached a high level of consciousness assure that life is like a play. You play a small and short role within the entirety of the cosmic game. When you die, you take off the costume and return to your true identity. A curious superstition says that, if you dream that your teeth fall out, you will give birth to a boy who will be very famous in the world of theater.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dream takes place in a theater, you may be exploring ways in which your community or social experience is playing out the story of your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The stage: a situation you are meeting or in the midst of, perhaps demanding you play a panicular role. Looking at stage: what is claiming one’s attention at present; looking within oneself; experimenting with or exploring an idea; role or situation. Idioms: set the stage for, stage fright; stage- manage; act a pan; act of God, act on; catch somebody in the act; get in on the act; get one’s act together, act one’s age; play the fool.
See cinema. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- In dreams about the theatre it will depend which part of the theatre is highlighted.
If it is the stage, then a situation that the dreamer is in at this particular moment is being drawn to his attention.
If it is the auditorium, then his ability to listen is significant.
The play we create in our dreams as an aspect of our lives is particularly relevant.
If we arc not involved in the action, it indicates we are able to stand back and take an objective viewpoint.
2- The theatre is a scenario which has meaning for many. Because it is a social venue, it has relevance in people’s relationships with one another.
It is this aspcct which is being highlighted.
To be in the spotlight, for instance, might signify our need to be noticed.
To be up in ‘the gods’ might suggest that we need to take a long-term view of a situation.
3- Spiritually the idea of a play in a dream highlights the idea of the microcosm within the macrocosm the small within a larger framework.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A stage is a representation of our own life play. We are able to observe and be objective about what is going on. By externalizing the ‘play’ into a particular framework such as a rehearsal we can manipulate our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be in the spotlight, for instance, might signify our need to be noticed.
To be up in ‘the gods’ might suggest that we need to take a long-term view of a situation.
To be on stage in a dream is to be making ourselves visible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If it is the auditorium, then our ability to listen and understand the relevance is what is significant.
An open-air stage suggests communication with the masses rather than a selected audience.
A moving stage signifies the need to keep moving, even while performing a role.
The play we create in our dreams as an aspect of our lives is particularly relevant.
If we are not involved in the action, it indicates we are able to stand back and take an objective viewpoint.
If we are very involved it will be from an emotional perspective. You might also like to consult the entries for actor and audience.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the threat comes from an unknown person, such a person is a Satan, particularly if the threat is directed against one’s prayers, charitable actions, or devotion.
A threat in a dream also represents the trials of a love story.
(Also see Slapping on the cheek)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Internal things that may threaten include emotions (fear and resentment, for example) and your sexuality. The emotion or instinct may have been repressed and play little part in vour conscious life - except, perhaps, when it erupts from time to time, causing embarrassing situations. Such things need to be looked at, their causes unravelled (if
possible), and their energy deployed in a creative and personally enriching way.
External things that may threaten include relationships at home and at work, or some recent event in either of these areas: for example, the birth of a child, or a new management regime.
(2) If you are doing the threatening in the dream, the dream may be expressing self-assertion (e.g. some resolution to sort out any disorder in your psyche); or your unconscious may be drawing your attention to the fact that you have repressed some valuable part of yourself.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Some oracles consider the meaning of this dream is suggesting the opposite. So, everyone will behave in a sweet and affable manner towards you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If we ourselves are threatening someone in dreams we perhaps need to seek out the source of our own negative emotions and what it is we feel so strongly about.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The shadow – that part of us which contains a great deal of negativity – can manifest in dreams literally as a dark shadow and at that point needs to be confronted either through working with the dream or by careful analysis.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are being threatened, signifies that you have some internal fear of inadequacy which needs to be dealt with - work on your self-esteem.... My Dream Interpretation
A crack in a tree in a dream represents members of one’s family who will brace against him.
A palmyra tree in a dream represents a wise man, a poet, or an astronomer. Seeing one, or sitting under it in a dream means meeting such a person.
An oak tree in a dream means profits, prosperity, honor, associating with heedless people who live in the mountains, or perhaps it could’ mean visiting righteous people or a renunciate who lives in the wilderness or in uninhabited ruins.
A mimosa tree in a dream represents stinginess, evil, or pursuing the actions of the dwellers of hell-fire.
A buckthorn tree that grows datelike fruit in a dream represents a noble and a generous woman, or it could represent a noble and a generous man.
The greener is its color, the greater is the person. Seeing this tree in a dream means that one will rise in station, acquire knowledge, and grow in piety. Eating its fruit in a dream means an illness. Climbing this tree in a dream means stress and difficulties.
If one acknowledges the condition of a specific tree in wakefulness then sees the same in his dream, it means that such condition will last. In general, trees in a dream represent women or men of different tempers or personalities. Trees in a dream also represent fights. Unknown trees mean distress, worries, adversities and fears, particularly if one sees them in the dark in his dream. Sitting under the shade of a tree in a dream means profits and money, or it could mean dependence on people in authority, or befriending rich people for their money. As for one who is pursuing the path of innovation, it means that he will repent and follow the path of righteousness ifit is a fruit-bearing tree. Takingshelter under a tree that bears no fruit in the dream means pursuing something that will bear no comfort or benefits. Fragrant trees, flowering trees, a Moringa tree, or a henna plant in a dream represent people of knowledge, religious scholars, teachers or preachers who teach what they do not practice. As for citrus trees in a dream, they represent righteous people, wise men and people of inner and outer awareness who practice what they preach. Palm trees, walnut trees, or the like trees in a dream represent people of the upper social class from whom no one can get anything, or no one will even attempts to ask them for anything. As for the poplar trees, the evergreen cypress trees, or the saint trees in a dream, they represent stinginess and avariciousness. In a dream, any kind of maple or other trees that renew their leaves annually represent poverty, richness, memorizing things, forgetfulness, celebrations, or sadness. In a dream, any kind of large trees that do not shed their leaves in the winter represent longevity, richness, jealousy, or steadfastness in one’s religion. Climbing a tree in a dream means escaping from danger, or carefully avoiding something worrisome. Seeing an unknown tree inside one’s house in a dream means that fire may consume such a house, or that a fight may break the family apart. Common types of trees and city trees in a dream represent enemies, or men seeking lawful earnings. Planting a seedling in a dream means getting married to a girI from a renowned family and gaining rank.
A plane tree, a sycamore, or the like trees in a dream represent great, strong and famous men who have no wealth, nor do they benefit anyone.
A thorny tree in a dream represents a perplexed man. Ifone cuts a tree in a dream, it may mean the death of his wife, or that he will infringe upon a contract, or break a covenant.
If a tree dries out in a dream, it means that a traveller may die in an accident, or that a sick person may die from his illness.
If one sees a king or a man in authority carving some emblems on the trunk of a tree in a dream, it means that he is designing a plan to destroy someone.
If he cuts it down with a scythe or a sickle in the dream, it means that he is demanding something, the other party cannot deliver. Ifone takes money from a tree in his dream, it means that he will earn lawful and blessed money from people who deal with the same type of trees, or that he will live in their vicinity. Planting trees in one’s garden in a dream means bearing children.
A plane tree represents longevity. Peach or plum trees in a dream represent a short life. Seeing a group of trees surrounded with aromatic plants in a dream means that a group of men will gather to mourn someone, or to lament a loss. Tree leaves in a dream represent money.
A tree outside one’s house in a dream represents one’s clan or servants.
A female tree inside a house represents a woman, and a male tree represents a man.
It is a bad omen to see the forbidden tree in a dream. In a dream, to see the tree near which God Almighty spoke to Moses, upon whom be peace, means nearness to God Almighty.
A dead tree in a dream represents guidance and wealth, for it is a source offuel. Sittingunder the shade of a tree along with a group of people, praising and glorifying God’s attributes in a dream means receiving God’s blessings in this world and in the hereafter. Seeing the heavenly TUba tree in a dream means a good end, or living an ascetic life, or it could mean helping others. Seeing mountain trees in a dream means performing supererogatory devotion, work, or receiving unexpected profits.
A palm tree in a dream represents a good word and a true one. It also represents... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Church is also depicted as a tree, Dan. 4:20-22, Matt. 13:31-32.
A green tree is symbolic of a prosperous person, Ps. 52:8.
An uprooted tree symbolizes a false teacher or a false prophet, someone who is spiritually dead, Jude 1:12... Christian Dream Symbols
The health, size and overall quality of the tree is indicative of how you feel about yourself. This interpretation is to be made only when the tree is the focal point of the dream. Also, consider whether the tree is alive with leaves, flowers or fruit, or if it’s barren. You may see trees in your dream as a part of a landscape or as a secondary symbol. At those times, consider all of the details as they may have different interpretations than the one just given.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The crown of the tree, like the head of a human being, reaches for the sky. Part of two worlds— reality and obligation (earth) and spirit and freedom (heaven). Personal development and growth of the dreamer. Family situation across several generations. Connected to nature, as in Field, Ear (of corn), Farmer, Farm. Concern for the environment as well as personal growth.
Does the tree grow Fruit? In what season did the image appear? What is the condition of the root system (base of the root as a symbol for soul), the Trunk, and the Crown? Where is the tree and how does it stand— alone, in a small group, in the forest, in a park?
According to Freud, the tree trunk is a phallic symbol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- The tree is symbolic in dreams of the basic structure of our inner lives. When one appears in our dreams it is best to work with the image fairly extensively.
A tree with wide branches would suggest a warm loving personality, whereas a small close- leafed tree would suggest an uptight personality.
A well-shaped tree would suggest a well-ordered personality, while a large, messy tree would suggest a chaotic personality. There is a game which can be played in waking life if one dares. Ask a friend a) what sort of tree does he or she think you arc and, b) what sort of tree they think they are. I’he results arc interesting.
An oak for instance would represent strength.
2- The roots of a tree are said to show our connection with ourselves and the earth. It could be more accurate to suggest that they signify our ability to belong to the practical side of life, to enjoy being here. Spreading roots would indicate an ability to relate well to the physical, and, conversely, deep-rootedness would suggest a more self-contained attitude.
The trunk of the tree gives an indication of how we use the energies available to us, and also what exterior we present to the world.
A rough trunk suggests obviously a rough and ready personality, whereas a smoother trunk would indicate more sophistication. Branches signify the stages of growth we go through, and leaves suggest the way we communicate to the rest of the world.
To be climbing the tree suggests we are looking at our hopes and abilities, in order to succeed.
3- Spiritually the tree symbolises the ‘free of Life and represents the union of heaven, earth and water. When we learn and understand our own Tree we arc able to live life successfully on all levels.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see a number of trees or a woods is to know that you will have many children who will grow up tall and strong.
To dream of cutting down a tree means that you will harm yourself.
To see a leafless tree means that you will suffer sickness. Climbing a tree signifies excelling in your field.
To break a branch from a tree is a falling-out with your lover. See also individual tree names.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Free will and the ability to choose (note the Garden of Eden).
Life, knowledge, and wisdom. Many cultures have a mythological Tree of Life, including that of the ancient Hebrews, Assyrians, Babylonians, and the Norse.
The tree of self. How do your roots and fruits fare?
A personal branching out, or improving your foundations by putting down firm roots.... The Language of Dreams
The wood itself is an element used to build with. Trees symbolically have been associated with the Garden of Eden and returning to innocence. Trees also symbolize the fulfillment and enlightenment that can come through a direct relationship with nature.
• Bare tree: A barren tree can represent your need to embrace your own beauty, naked and unadorned.
A bare tree is a winter tree and may indicate an understanding of the cycles of life, maturation, and the embracing of old age and its wisdom.
The barren tree may also signify a time of loss or a fruitless venture.
• Birch tree: The birch tree signifies wisdom and naked beauty.
• Blossoming tree: As a sign of spring, a tree in bloom is associated with potential or new beginnings.
• Fruit-bearing tree: A tree with ripe fruit is associated with accepting the bounty of life. On the other hand, unripened fruit on a tree might represent having to wait for a project’s fruition before enjoying the rewards.
• Oak tree: An oak tree symbolizes strength and stability.
• Olive tree: The olive tree brings the gift of peace. Its branches are an offenng of peace for humanity.
• Palm tree: The palm represents victory and resurrection.
• Willow tree: The willow tree signifies flexibility and mourning. Red willow, for Native Americans, represents manifestation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Sitting under a flowering tree means great personal good fortune.
A tree laden with fruit is a sign of a successful life.
A leafless, rotten tree means bad lucL A cut-down tree is a warning of illness or disappointment to come. Climbing a tree means you are overly ambitious, so people may not like you much; you arc making enemies. Falling out of a tree: disappointments and ridicule from your colleagues. Owning a tree (or several): a long life and good health.
Depth Psychology: The tree is the tree of life.
The health, quality, and shape of the dream-tree is an indication of your constitution and vitality.
The tree is not only a symbol of physical energy and strength (including your potential) but also the inner strength that dictates your actions. See Branch.... Dreamers Dictionary
(2) It may symbolize the fulfilling of your destiny by surrendering to inner forces of growth and the guidance that comes from your unconscious, as distinct from such things as conscious planning and the will to achieve.
(3) A tree may present an antidote to personal (e.g. intellectual or moralistic) lopsidedness. Just as the tree can reach high in the sky only because it is strongly rooted in the earth, so it may be that spirituality cannot be arrived at except via sensuality, and that the full development of consciousness requires the assistance of the unconscious.
(4) A withered tree may symbolize the dried-up state of, for example, a person who has lived too much in the head, with doctrines and rigid rules taking the place of instinct and the natural power of growth.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A scrawmy tree means not recognizing potential, self-w’orth. Old gnarled tree means storms of life have taken their toll; one has not learned from lessons or pruned the unneeded parts. Be as the giant redwood, ever reaching upward in majestic self-expression.... The Dream Books Symbols
If any of its parts have been damaged, some dimensions of the subject will have suffered as well. In this sense, the branches represent your superior functions; the trunk, your social role; and the roots, the foundations of your personality and your unconscious. A leafy and strong tree therefore symbolizes self confidence and creativity, as well as material and spiritual protection. But if the tree is weak and without leaves, you are not on track and you lack sufficient experience to undertake your life’s purpose. On the other hand, if you dream of planting a tree or if it is in bloom means a sign of fertility or inner maturity.
According to tradition, the tree symbolizes time: roots represent the past while branches the future. Perhaps the dream portends a premonition or your future hopes and fears. In the event you dream that you climb a tree, you will be lucky.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The trunk is the part of the tree that most relates to your personal life and your physical body.
The branches of the tree connect to the different choices you make during the course of your life—your relationships, your interactions with family, and the different modes of expression you choose. Trees also connect with your family of origin and your ancestry through the image of the family tree. Trees are deeply grounded in the earth but also reach into the sky, so in a dream landscape they connect to the balance between your instincts and your intellect.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The size and the condition of the tree may indicate how one views one’s inner strength and “growth” in the world.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A frequent dream symbol that appears during nocturnal ejaculation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If limbs are in your way: expect difficulty on the job.
A limb breaking off while you’re climbing: pay more attention, be more careful.
A woman seeing a bare limb: unconscious fear of not being able to have children.
Depth Psychology: A branch is always a pan of your personal “tree of life”—the stronger the branch, the more leaves and fruit it has, the more stable your present situation. See Tree.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of building a treehouse represents your desire to get away from the problems of everyday life and find a sanctuary where you can feel peaceful. In this case, redecorating your room to make it more pleasant will be very benificial to you. This building dream can also foretell success in social situations.... My Dream Interpretation
To climb a tree is a sign of swift elevation and preferment.
To cut one down, or pull it up by the roots, denotes that you will waste your energies and wealth foolishly.
To see green tress newly felled, portends unhappiness coming unexpectedly upon scenes of enjoyment, or prosperity. See Forest.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Self (note type of tree).
3. Wealth and prosperity.
4. A measure of hopes and dreams (note condition of tree). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a person drams that he has received fruit or leaves of a specific tree, it means he will receive abundant wealth from such a person who resembles that particular tree in personality and character.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The branches are the abilities, directions and many facets we develop in life—varied and yet all connected in the common life process of our being.
The tree can also symbolise new growth, stages of life and death, with its spring leaves and blossom, then the falling leaves.
The top of the tree, or the ends of the branches, are our aspirations, the growing vulnerable tip of our personal growth and spiritual realisation.
The leaves may represent our personal life which may fall off the tree of life (die) but what gave it life continues to exist.
The tree is our whole life, the evolutionary urge which pushes us into being and growth. It depicts the force or process which is behind all other life forms —but seen as it expresses in our personal existence.
In some old manuscripts pictures show a man lying on the ground and his penis growing into a tree, with fruits, birds, and perhaps people in its protective shade. This illustrates how one’s personal life energy can branch out from its source in the basic drives, and become creativity, fruitfulness, some- thing given to others.
The tree can also represent the spine, and the different levels of human experience—physical, sensual, sexual, hungers, emotions, relatedness, communication, thought, awareness.
Example: ‘I was about eight years old when I had this dream. In it I was sitting in a large garden. I believe there was a big house nearby which was our family house—not our real house. With me were other members of my family, and there was a baby boy too. Nearby was a laige tree. We climbed this tree, the baby as well, to see what was at the top.
The baby fell out of the tree. We climbed down and took the baby to a room and lay it on a bed. It seemed to be asleep and didn’t wake up. Later we went back to the room to see the baby but it had gone. In its place was a bluebird. As we looked the bluebird flew away’ (told to author on LBC radio programme).
The tree in this dream depicts the child’s sense of her life as it might develop or grow in the future. Climbing it shows her exploring what it might be like to grow up. At about eight most children unconsciously develop a philosophy which enables them to meet the difficulties of meeting the growth of self awareness, which includes the knowledge of death at the end of life.
The dreamer looks at this by having the baby fall out of the tree. Death is seen as the bluebird which flies away.
Example: ‘I flew low over small trees which were just coming into leaf. They had beautiful soft green leaves. I knew it was autumn and the leaves were only just coming out because it had been a cloudy, overcast summer. I felt the leaves would have time to mature because the sun would be out in the autumn, and the trees would not die’ (Colin C). Colin dreamt this in his early 50s, at a time when he felt frustrated by not being able to achieve a regular source of income or, more important, feel satisfied with what he had achieved in life.
The flying shows him taking an overview of his situation.
The poor summer is his feelings that the years of his life which should have been most productive had been poor—literally, the sun had not shone on his endeavours. But he feels encouraged because he senses that his personal ‘summer’ is still to come, and his many endeavours—the trees—would not prove unproductive.
A wood, collection of trees: the natural forces in one’s own being, therefore one’s connection with or awareness of the unconscious, other people’s personal growth and connection with self. Dead tree: past way of life; something which was full of life for you in the past, but is now dead; dead relative. Falling tree: sense of threat to one’s identity, loss of relative. Christmas tree, other evergreen: the eternal aspect of our transitory experience. Human, animal hung on tree: personal sacrifice; the death of some part of self so further growth can occur—death of dependence so independence can arise; the pains and struggles, the sense of crucifixion occurring in the maturing process. Oak: strength, masculinity. Flowering tree: fertility, femininity. Idioms: top of the tree; family tree; bark up the wrong tree. See death and rebirth and the self under archetypes; second example in wife under family; fifth example in flying. See also individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is also indicative of your uniqueness and maturity.
To dream that you are climbing a tree signifies that you will accomplish your professional goals and become a member of the higher echelon of society.
The degree of difficulty that you experienced when climbing the tree is commensurate with the speed of achieving these goals.
To dream that you cut down a tree signifies that you are foolishly pursuing things that are a waste of your resources.
To see a falling tree in your dream means that you are not on the correct path in terms of going after your dream.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you see a Tree cut down, then expect loss in business.
To dream of climbing Trees is a certain omen of hard work and little luck, whatever happens in your dream.... Mystic Dream Book
A tree with wide branches would suggest a warm loving personality, whereas a small close-leafed tree would suggest an uptight personality.
A well-shaped tree would suggest a well-ordered personality, while a large, messy tree would suggest a chaotic personality. Branches signify the stages of growth we go through, and leaves suggest the way we communicate to the rest of the world.
To be climbing the tree suggests we are looking at our hopes and abilities, in order to succeed.
To be chopping a tree down indicates the need for a complete overhaul of our beliefs and ideals and symbolizes radical change.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The trunk of the tree gives an indication of how we use the energies available to us, and also what exterior we present to the world.
A rough trunk suggests obviously a rough and ready personality, whereas a smoother trunk would indicate more sophistication.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For more dream meanings about trees, continue reading below.
If you dream of climbing a tree, you will achieve your career goals and reach those high places in society.
The degree of difficulty to which you climb the tree will measure the speed of your achievement of these goals.
To dream of planting a tree suggests that you are seeking spiritual nourishment.
To dream that you cut down a tree means you are wasting your energy, time, and money on foolish pursuits.
A talking tree (or talking to a tree) in your dream is a messenger from your unconscious mind. Pay attention to what the tree says, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others.
If you dream of a fallen or dead tree, this suggests that you are off balance and out of sync. You need to get yourself sorted out and headed in the right direction again.... My Dream Interpretation
To cut down a tree, a warning to avoid quarrels.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• Do you feel disconnected from your family roots or perhaps you’re sensing an end to the family line? Explore the nature of your relationship to your family when trees appear in your dreams.
• Are you in danger of not being able to see the wood for the trees? Forests are about exploring the depth of yourself and discovering inner treasure.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Cutting down trees portends difficulties of your own making, and climbing a tree is one of the few exceptions to the “up is good” rule, as it indicates hard work for small gain.
Blossoming trees predict unexpected joy, and a row or line of trees indicates extended advancement Aspen signifies a season of loneliness; Crabapple a new experience; an Oak is a sign of faithful love; a Spruce promises good health.
To dream of tree stumps signifies changes and new beginnings.
Otherwise, see under individual listings, or Forest, Landscape, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The tree’s roots draw on the depths of the unconscious, the trunk is the solid body and the branches reach to the enlightenment of heaven. According to Jung the tree is ’a symbol of the self…depicted in the process of growth’.
If this interpretation is used, dreams about trees can be seen to be symbolic of the basic structure of your inner life, telling you a great deal about yourself and your personal growth. Because each element of the tree’s structure also denotes aspects of you, your life, your past, your present and even your future, when one appears in your dreams it is best to work with the image fairly extensively. The shape of the tree and the condition of its roots, trunk, branches, leaves and fruit all send important messages, as does the landscape in which the tree is growing. And if you dreamed of a particular species of tree, understanding its symbolic associations will further aid your interpretation and your self-knowledge. See also FLOWERS; NATURE AND THE SEASONS; VEGETABLES AND FRUIT.... The Element Encyclopedia
If others were trick-or-treating in your dream, you have the ability to take control of a real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
If dreamer is under something, someone: feeling suppressed, feeling weighed down or worried about something; feeling the underdog.
If dreamer sees something under them: feeling the top dog; seeing one s inferior (not as capable) functions or self; looking down on others; having a wider view. Idioms: come under, down under, under one’s wing; under the weather, under the thumb; under one’s hat, under a cloud; under one’s nose; under the counter, under the influence. See above. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The sexual impulses can also be characterized in this way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are running from a murder in your dream, it depicts something you feel threatened by in waking life.
If you are the murderer, this may express intense emotional hurt towards someone, typically parents; the murder itself will be a symbol of the killing of the emotional bond or a warning that you are on an emotional ‘knife’s edge’. Dreams in which you kill someone may also point towards an internal conflict, especially if you harbor no ill will towards your dream victim in real life, or indeed if they were a stranger or an animal.
If someone provoked you into killing them in your dream, this may tell you what it is about yourself that you need to kill off. Animals symbolize aspects of your instinctual nature in dreams, so if you killed a cat, dog or any other animal in your dream, ask yourself what that animal represents within you.
If someone is trying to kill you in your dream, your unconscious may be alerting you not to a physical threat but to a real emotional or professional threat that someone poses to you.
If you were unable to identify the dream killer, your unconscious may have been suggesting to you that you are being victimized in waking life by a person, a group or an organization.
Dreams in which you are choking or strangled suggest conflict or indecision, as when you choke on your words. They can also suggest repressed emotions, or emotions or memories struggling to be recognized. Because it is associated with the element of water, drowning indicates a sense of being overwhelmed by difficult emotions or problems.
If the symbol of the guillotine appears in your dream, you may be afraid of losing self-control or of losing contact with a part of yourself or someone you value. The guillotine also represents severance of some kind, so what is it that you need to cut out of your life? If someone is poisoned in your dream, this refers to attitudes, thoughts and behavior patterns that are not good for you.
If you commit suicide in dreams, it may depict a sense of hopelessness; perhaps you have been working too hard lately and haven’t been taking care of your health. Or do you feel a desire to retreat from life’s problems or suffer from feelings of failure? It may also be a sign of repressed anger concerning relationships or business.
If someone else is committing suicide in your dream, this could be a sign that you want them out of your life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Loved one has done something very wrong. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the animal is watching you, your unconscious is reminding you not to forget or neglect the instincts that it represents.
If the animal is attacking you, this could indicate that you are in the grip of a rage that you fear you may unleash. Your dream is urging you express or deal with your anger in a controlled way.
If an animal is chasing you in a dream, this may suggest that in real life you are in flight from some area of your personality that wants to be expressed.
If you are trying to find refuge from animals—either by building a defense or running away—this indicates a struggle with instincts that threaten your safety in waking life. In some cases dreams of being threatened or attacked by animals may be telling you that you are repressing your instincts—perhaps being too civilized— and you should try and loosen up more. Being bitten by an animal could indicate aggression from someone close to you or that our own aggressive instincts are not under control. Any threat from a sinister animal suggests fears and doubts you may have about your ability to manage your emotions. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY.
If you hear animals making sounds in your dream, you need to consider what these sounds mean to you in waking life and then to make a symbolic link. For example, if you hear an animal barking, wailing or whining for attention, these sounds could be calling your attention to the qualities that that particular animal represents to you.
If you hear ominous growling, roaring or cackling, it could reflect pent-up anger either within yourself or another person.
If you hear braying, it could indicate a need to overcome basic animal instincts.
If you hear bleating, you may be taking on new cares and responsibilities that could be positive or negative depending on your attitude towards them. See also SENSES.... The Element Encyclopedia
A healthy relationship to your emotional expression does the same. Look to how well you are connected to fluctuations in your emotional expression of water-heater features in your dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To think you are reading the reports of a weather bureau, you will change your place of abode, after much weary deliberation, but you will be benefited by the change.
To see a weather witch, denotes disagreeable conditions in your family affairs.
To see them conjuring the weather, foretells quarrels in the home and disappointment in business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Also a question: “whether.” 3. Predicting the weather means one has a good grasp on what the future holds. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The following idioms give indications of the meaning. Idioms: sunny disposition; things don’t look so bnght; things will brighten up; it never rains but it pours, like living under a cloud, things are a bit rough/stormy/overcast. See rain; flood; cloud; snow; lightning; thunder. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Weather also can indicate our internal responses to situations. If. for instance, there was a storm in our dream our emotions would be stormy, perhaps angry and aggressive.
If we arc watching a very blue, unclouded sky, we may be recognising that we have the ability to keep the situations that we are in under control. We do possess the ability to control internal moods and emotions which may not have been possible in the past. Being aware of the weather would indicate that we need to recognise that we are part of a greater whole rather than just individuals in our own right.
3- Different types of weather maybe symbolic of a spiritual response.
The dreamer requires an answer to a question, for example (see Wind).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are watching a very blue, unclouded sky, we may be recognizing that we have the ability to keep the situations that we are in under control. We do possess the ability to control internal moods and emotions that may not have been possible in the past. Being aware of the weather would indicate that we need to recognize that we are part of a greater whole rather than just individuals in our own right.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Since most dreams function as warnings or expressions of inner conflict or negative feelings such as fear, where weather provides a backdrop to the action of a dream it will usually be bad weather - dull, rainy, stormy, autumnal or wintry. But there will also be some springtime weather and sunshine and the occasional rainbow.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
According to ancient dream-lore, dreaming of fine weather foretells happy events and dreaming of bad weather indicates future misfortune. Although dreams in which weather features strongly may be presenting you with a forecast of sunny or stormy times ahead, modern dream analysts tend to follow the Jungian interpretation; this suggests that weather dreams often reflect the emotional climate in your waking life. Whether your dream featured sunshine, snow, rain or a gentle breeze, it is likely that the symbolism of the weather mirrored your current emotions or thought processes in waking life. Another interpretation focuses on the changeability and fickleness of weather, suggesting that your unconscious is forecasting your own change of mood in the real world.
The message of your dream is often highlighted if you felt extremes of temperature or if the weather was uncharacteristic in some way, such as snow falling in summer. Stormy skies may show arguments and anger, sunshine may show happiness and optimism, and snow may indicate that your emotions are frozen. Dreams of earthquakes, avalanches and other natural disasters suggest emotions that are so powerful and uncontrolled that they can have disastrous effects when unleashed on your waking world. See also DISASTERS; NATURE AND THE SEASONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are reading or listening to the weather report foretells a change of address or some other important change in your life. To see a weather vane in your dream indicates unpredictability and versatility. You may feel that you are going around in circles. The dream may also be a pun on being vain or doing something in vain.... The Element Encyclopedia
Here is a list of some of the most wellknown sayings.
If images that are reminiscent of them appear in your dreams—for example, cows standing in a line or crickets chirping—as well as referring to the specific symbols involved, it is always worth looking for possible interpretations concerning your mood or state of mind using the weather-related entries in this chapter as your guide:
You can tell it will rain if: cats clean themselves more and meow more; pigs wallow about and squeal; cows huddle together as if seeking comfort from each other; horses ’switch and twitch’ and sometimes bolt; insects fly low and bite more; birds chirp more loudly; dandelions close their blossoms tightly; morning glory ’tucks in’ its blooms as if ready for a long nap; clover folds up its leaves; leaves on many trees roll up or show their undersides... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream may also be a suggests about you or someone else being “Vain” (conceited).... My Dream Interpretation
If the wheat is ripe, your fortune will be assured and love will be your joyous companion.
To see large clear grains of wheat running through the thresher, foretells that prosperity has opened her portals to the fullest for you.
To see it in sacks or barrels, your determination to reach the apex of success is soon to be crowned with victory and your love matters will be firmly grounded.
If your granary is not well covered and you see its contents getting wet, foretells that while you have amassed a fortune, you have not secured your rights and you will see your interests diminishing by the hand of enemies.
If you rub wheat from the head into your hand and eat it, you will labor hard for success and will obtain and make sure of your rights.
To dream that you climb a steep hill covered with wheat and think you are pulling yourself up by the stalks of wheat, denotes you will enjoy great prosperity and thus be able to distinguish yourself in any chosen pursuit. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. One feels capable of supporting a large group of people. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees a ruler placing a stick and steering inside a bushel of grains in a dream, it means rising prices. Planting wheat in a dream means doing a good deed for God’s pleasure. Walking in wheat fields in a dream means offering a service to God Almighty.
If one plants wheat but it sprouts barley instead in a dream, it means ostentatiousness.
If it grows blood in the dream, it means that he profits from usury. Eating green wheat in the fields from its spikes in a dream means gaining spiritual progress through ascetic detachment. Eating cooked wheat in a dream means afflictions. Holding a bundle of ears of wheat, or placing them inside a pot in a dream means profits equal to the number of spikes one has gathered. Harvesting wheat outside the season in a dream means death, destruction, deception and trials for the people of that locality. Harvestinggreen spikes of wheat in the dream means the death of a young person, but if they are yellow and dry, then they mean the death of an elderly person. Bartering wheat for barley in a dream means replacing the Qur’anic recital with interest in poetry. Seeing wheat over one’s bed in a dream represents one’s wife. Planting its seeds in a dream means conceiving a child. In a dream, wheat also represents a cautious person who manages his affairs with wisdom and who spends his money to help people without being a spendthrift.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The nature of wheat is such that it has been given symbolic meaning in mythology and religion.
It is considered the fruit of the Earth, a gift of life and the gift of the gods.
It is associated with purity, covenant and blessing. It may also be considered the basic food of immortality. In Greek mythology, a single grain of wheat was displayed at the wedding of Zeus and Demeter. Demeter was a great mother, a fertility goddess and was responsible for the seasons.
A grain of wheat was symbolic of the cycle of the seasons and the cycle of life. When planted, one grain of wheat produces many on an ear of wheat. As a dream symbol, it may be pointing to your inner “food,” or the abundance that the unconscious holds. It may also represent the “plenty” that surrounds you in your daily life. Wheat may symbolize abundance and its ability to continuously regenerate itself. This dream may be a reminder from the unconscious, which tells us that abundance and prosperity is in our nature, as is rebirth of psychological, emotional and spiritual type.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the wheat has already been harvested, you will just miss a wonderful opportunity to make a lot of money (such as being close to the winning number in a lottery).... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream of large single wheat grains, keep your mind open to the possibility of new opportunities. They will bring your success and prosperity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the wheat was flattened or in poor condition, it suggests difficulties which can be overcome; if it was ripe, it is a sign of abundance and prosperity; and if it was harvested or in sheaves, it forecasts solid achievement in your current endeavors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
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
If you dream of a herd of wild animals, this could suggest you are meeting, or need to meet, aspects of yourself you have not yet learnt to direct or usefully integrate. Taming or harnessing a wild animal indicates a need to control your instincts and if possible make them productive and useful.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreaming of domesticating wild animals shows that we may have come to terms with our wilder, more unrestrained side.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
• Dreams provide a safe outlet for exploring these deeper feelings. Taming a wild animal indicates a need to control your instincts.
• To understand the individual meaning of your dream, explore the specific characteristics of the particular wild animal you dream of.
For example, bears are about the need for strong boundaries and lions represent our strength and courage.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
It is a light in the darkness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A withered wreath bears sickness and wounded love.
To see a bridal wreath, foretells a happy ending to uncertain engagements. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Happy thoughts, reminiscent of christmas. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A female sexual symbol, it may indicate the end of a relationship. In the form of a victory or funeral wreath, it is an expression of maturity and the completion of a task. Here you should check on the goals you have set for your life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The shape, often circular, will be important as thus signifying continuity and completeness, as well as everlasting life.
Dreaming of being given a wreath suggests being singled out, perhaps for some honour. It formerly warned of the potential for one’s own death.
Dreaming of giving someone else a wreath validates our relationship with that person.
2- A wreath in dreams can have the same significance as any of the binding symbols such as harnesses and halters. It forms a bond which cannot be broken, or a sacrifice which must be acccptcd.
3- A wreath has triple spiritual significance - dedication, sacrifice or death (change).
The dreamer will need to decide which is the appropriate meaning.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The shape, often circular, will be important as thus signifying continuity and completeness, as well as everlasting life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of being given a wreath suggests being singled out, perhaps for some honour. It formerly warned of the potential for one’s own death, which is why wreaths are still part of funeral rites.
Dreaming of giving someone else a wreath – not a funerary one – validates our relationship with that person.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see a withered wreath in your dream represents sickness and wounded love. Dreams of a black or funeral wreath symbolize letting go of old feelings and getting over the past.... My Dream Interpretation
A wreath of withered flowers, self-pity.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you dream of a wreath, you may be being inspired by the holiday season, but what is being expressed is the deeper connection to the original meaning of honoring the constant cycle of the dying off in winter so that spring will come again.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a young woman sits under one, she will have many fears to rend her over her fortune and the faithfulness of her lover.
If she sees her lover standing by one, she may expect to hear of his illness, or misfortune.
To admire one, she will estrange herself from her relatives by a mesalliance.
To visit a yew tree and find it dead and stripped of its foliage, predicts a sad death in your family. Property will not console for this loss. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If she sees her lover standing beside a yew tree, It is probable that she will bear that he U ill or in danger.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreaming of a dead yew tree is a bad omen that suggests a grievous loss in the family that nothing can compensate you for.
If you dream of admiring one then you will have a falling out with your family.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
(Gypsy). A sacred tree amongst the Romans and the early Britons, who prized it especially in the manufacture of bows.... The Fabric of Dream
If you dream that you sit under a Yew-tree, it foretells that your life will not be long. But if you merely gaze upon it and admire it, it is a sign that you will live long.... Mystic Dream Book
Creation and subsequent nourishment or support of what was created. In many myths, including Mayan, Norse, Indian, and Saxon, a special tree was part of humankind’s origins and the world’s beginning, its roots reaching out and feeding the earth.
The ability to communicate effectively. This is especially true if the tree’s leaves are rustling. In India specifically, the gift of language was provided to humankind through the World Tree’s leaves, each of which had a mantra written upon it.
Renewed life, health, wisdom, and knowledge. In Eden, the central tree bore the fruit of knowledge. In Celtic tradition, the Goddess’s trees in Avalon bore apples that granted longevity’. Finally, in Asia, the Tree of Life has mantras that must be gathered by the souls of the dead to assure their reincarnation.... The Language of Dreams
If you were struck down by a disease in your dream, then your unconscious may have been amplifying fears about your health in waking life. Alternatively, dreams which feature your death could also symbolize your desire to escape the burdens and responsibilities of waking life. Another explanation suggests that your dreaming mind has used your death as a symbol for something that has run its course in your waking life, encouraging you to start afresh with someone new or to make a change. Freud believed that everyone has two contending basic drives; eros—the drive towards pleasure and life—and thanatos—the drive towards death.
If the dead person in your dreams was yourself, you might want to consider what is being expressed in your dream.
Perhaps you fear dying and the dream is reminding you of your own mortality. Or are you trying to liberate yourself from something? Do you want to free yourself of emotional burdens and open yourself up to new possibilities?... The Element Encyclopedia