Seeing a known martyr alive in a dream means following his good traditions and aspiring for his character and conduct. Seeing a known martyr in a dream also means striving to attain God’s pleasure and to reach His nearness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Symbolic of flexibility and tolerance because of its supple branches.
Wishes and magic.
An ancient willow wand, topped in a star, and carried by the Greek goddess Helice was a cosmic emblem connected strongly with the moon, divination, and the Mystery traditions.
Pain’s abate. Herbally, willow bark is a substitute for aspirin.
The weeping willow represents personal mourning or sadness. Remember the lesson of the willow, however, that also shows us how to bend without breaking. Do not let grief break your spirit.... The Language of Dreams
A man who dreams of being in a studio where a female mode J is posing in the nude will probably realize a pet ambition to which he has been aspiring for a long time.
A young woman who dreams of being a model, whether for an artist, a photographer, or in a dressmaking establishment, is in danger of being involved in a very disquieting love affair.... The Complete Dream Book
When a crane is present in a dream it can infer the dreamer is aspiring to build something within themselves. It can also suggest we are taking on a task beyond our limitations.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a costume symbolize your desire to be seen in a particular type of role or as a particular archetype. Depending upon the feeling tone of this dream, your subconscious mind is either revealing the type of person you are aspiring to become. See Clothes and Dress.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dream of this menstrual cramp pain reliever is about coping with the pain of releasing attachments to old forms and shedding old beliefs. This dream is helping you to release your resistance to being in the flow. See PMS, Aspirin or Band Aid.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of a Quaker, then you are appreciating the simple things in life, cultivating your spirituality, and aspiring to see the good intentions within each person. This dream could be wordplay for the premonition of an earthquake, or that you are dealing with the aftershocks of a recent emotional tremor.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of Tylenol signify a desire for relief from physical, emotional or psychological pain, or a quick fix. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel. See Aspirin, Headaches and Band-Aid.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dream analysts tend to describe dreams about sex with famous people as simple wishfulfillment. For example, an aspiring athlete may dream of having sex with a famous sporting hero. But someone who has no talent for sport might also dream of making love with a sporting icon. The quality that is desired here might be the sporting legend’s ability under intense pressure. In some cases, the famous people you might be romantically involved with in your dreams are really standins for people who aren’t so famous, the people in your everyday life. See also SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
The way in which a flag is treated in your dream may represent the feelings you have towards the country that flag represents.
If it is dirty, burned, torn or trampled on, this may suggest anger against those who have attacked the country or anger against the country itself. A sea of waving flags in a crowd may suggest benign patriotism or a sense of foreboding about excessively strong nationalism.
If the flag is unknown, it may be a tribal emblem of your entire network of family and friends. Do you feel supported by them or neglected? Your positive or negative attitudes towards the flag in your dream may reveal your unconscious feelings on this issue. As always, the colors of your particular flag—whether or not the flag is known to you or associated with a country you have been to—will be significant.
As far as the universal symbolism for flags is concerned, you can ascribe meaning to certain symbols, but bear in mind that your personal associations should be considered first. For example, the cross in the flags of Greece, the Scandinavian countries and Britain is a symbol of Christianity, but it may be telling you something else.
Similarly, the Arabic writing on the flag of Saudi Arabia saying ‘There is no god but God, Mohammed is His Messenger’ and ‘God is Great’ on the flag of Iraq are also Islamic messages. The Star of David on the flag of Israel is an ancient Jewish symbol.
Religious symbolism can also be expressed via color. Green is often used in the flags of Arab and Islamic countries, such as Libya, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia; the flags of Kuwait, Jordan and Palestine all contain a green stripe. The flags of Turkey, Tunisia and Pakistan include the crescent moon, another traditional Islamic symbol.
Communistderived flags may include a hammer and sickle, as in the flag of the former USSR and the current flag of Angola, or a red background, such as the flags of China and Vietnam. The eagle has been used as a national or imperial symbol since the times of the Roman Empire, which was a huge and enduring Christian territory for over a millennium. Consequently, many Christian, imperial and other aspiring successors and hopefuls have adopted similar emblems, including Germany, Egypt, Russia and the Orthodox Christian Church.
Other symbols in flags can be self-explanatory, such as the ‘R’ in the middle of the old Rwanda flag, or they can be explained by the history, geography or flora and fauna of a country, such as the cedar tree in the flag of Lebanon.... The Element Encyclopedia