birth

The meaning of birth in dream | Dream Interpretation


A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

(1) If you are a woman, the birth in your dream may refer either to an unfulfilled desire for a child or - if the associated feeling is bad - to an unwanted pregnancy.’Otherwise, it will almost certainly represent some possibility of new experience (inner or outer) and new personal growth.

(2) Just possibly it is your own birth you are dreaming about.

If so, it might mean, especially if you are depressed, that you are asking why you were bom. But don’t miss the opportunity to relive your dream and note the emotions - positive or negative - associated with the birth. By ‘reliving your dream’ I mean closing your eyes and taking yourself all the way through the dream again.

‘... the act of birth is the first experience of anxiety and therefore source and model of the affect of anxiety (Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams). This idea of birth as the prototype of all anxiety, which all later feelings of anguish revive and reinforce, was developed by Otto Rank (Trauma of Birth), who singled out the birth trauma as the decisive psychological event and the ultimate origin of all neuroses. So, it may be worth asking yourself if the birth image in your dream could possibly be associated with an anxiety, either conscious or repressed. For example, it might be that such an anxiety-associated birth image is telling you to sort out some unfinished business with your mother - by which I mean what your mother symbolized for you as a child or young adolescent, as well as your real relationship with your mother as she actually is or was. (Even when dead your mother may live on in your psyche, perhaps preventing you from being your own person. In such cases some people find it helpful to ask their unconscious to let them meet their deceased mother in dreams, where they can engage in dialogue with her.)

(3) For Jung, birth, life, death and rebirth all function as symbols of aspects of what he calls the ‘individuation’ process, which is the development of the human psyche to full maturation, wholeness and harmony. In Jungian terms, therefore, birth may symbolize the beginning - actual or potential - of a new phase in your personal development.

If you feel some such intimation of a possible new phase in your life (inner or outer - though for Jung the stress is on the inner), you would be well advised to work seriously and purposefully towards its realization, even if this means giving up something: the death of something - an old negative attitude, old anxieties or guilt-feelings, for example - is nearly always a precondition of new life.

the unconscious and rise again renewed or transformed. Only thus can one grow inwardly, in wisdom and strength and wholeness (see also Sun).

Understood in this way, the birth image may still have connections with mother or mother image (as in (2) above): the ocean commonly symbolizes mother, or simply the feminine.

If you are male, the feminine symbolism may refer to either your mother or your anima, the feminine side of vour personality (for anima, see Brother / Sister, section (4)).

(5) Giving birth in a dream may symbolize the (sometimes painful) process of bringing something new into your life, fashioning a new lifestyle for yourself, achieving a greater degree of maturity, or releasing and expressing in an appropriately creative way some psychic function hitherto repressed. See also Baby, Child.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

Woman’s dream: desire to have a baby. Man’s dream: envy of the creative ability of women. When we were born, one world of experience ended for us and another began. Binh in a dream has the same meaning.

The beginning of a new way of life; new attitude; new ability; new project. But also the death of the old. Can be about our own physical birth, its difficulties and trauma. But most difficult birth dreams are about coming to terms with our existence. Many of us are still wondering whether we wanted to be, or want to be, born. Lots of us live at a remove from life because of this.

Birth of a shining, talking or holy child: the beginning of awareness (not intellectual knowledge) of how the conscious self is interwoven with the forces and beings of the cosmos. Birth pains: the creative process; pain of arriving at a wider vision. Giving birth to a more mature self is a struggle; the new in our life is born out of such pains. See baby.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Giving birth represents giving life, not just the new life of a baby, but the new life of an idea or creative project. Difficulties with the birth process, such as hemorrhaging, may mean that you are losing your life force in order to birth someone else’s product or project, or it may announce a new beginning.

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Symbolic of a new thing in your life, Isa. 42:9

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

A new beginning; see “baby”

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center

The birth of a human child is a universal symbol for good news, happiness, and/or a whole new life.

The birth of twins or triplets indicates wealth.

If the birth involved friendly animals such as dogs, cats, horses or dolphins, then allies who will be of great assistance to you soon surround you.

The birth of scary animals, however, such as predators of all kinds, indicates the opposite: Your adversaries are gaining ground and you need to strengthen your resources.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

The urge to care, to love and to give birth are all suggested by dreams of birth. It may be both a spiritual – and, therefore, an unselfish – need as well as an emotional one.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we are coming to terms with our own existence and perhaps are recognizing our own validity.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new way of life, a new attitude, new ability, or a new project – also when we become aware of the death of old ways of being.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Gives gender - specific: A woman will often dream of small animals and fish as she approaches pregnancy and birth.

A man is more likely to dream of protecting the child or the mother in some fashion.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

To dream of giving or viewing birth represents a flourishing suggestion or notion. It may also symbolize a new start or an anticipated occurrence. In addition, this dream could be tapping into more innocent and undeveloped characteristics that need to be nurtured.

A more direct interpretation of this dream may mean that you are nervous about having a child or you are impatient for this to happen.

To dream that you are giving birth to a non-human creature indicates that you have great concerns regarding your child’s well-being. You are being extremely paranoid that your child will be born with serious disabilities.

If you are not pregnant, then this could symbolize anxieties you hold regarding a task or obligation that you are in charge of. You wish to grow to your full potential and be able to defeat any obstacles that may get in your way. In particular, if you dream that you are giving birth to a monster, it indicates that you are not yet ready to communicate your feelings because you feel that others will not consent.

To dream that the mother dies during birth symbolizes a drastic change or alteration.

The dream suggests that you are discarding an old attitude or belief and adopting a new one. This could be a major decision that will greatly affect your future.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Dreams of oneself or others giving birth most obviously relate to actual physical birth. Pregnant women and the husbands of pregnant women often dream about strange or difficult births (e.g., giving birth to puppies).

This merely reflects anxiety about the birth process and should not be taken as indicating a difficult birth or a deformed child. Birth can also symbolize the beginning of a new idea or project. It also often represents the beginning of a new stage of life, in which one feels “reborn” in some sense.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

VT: Dreaming about a birth could be a sign of the birth of a new idea, a new task, a new plan, or even an idea for a book (usually in a man’s dream). In women’s dreams, it refers to the birth of a new attitude toward life.

If you are giving birth: a job change for more money. Having an easy birth; a long-held wish will be granted along with freedom from many worries. Dreaming about a difficult birth: you have to let go of something you love very much; sometimes it also refers to an illness. Watching an animal giving birth means a positive new phase and new opportunities.

Depth Psychology: Women’s dreams about birth are a sign of personal growth, implying that the process will be painful. In men’s dreams, it usually indicates the “birth of new ideas,” new work, or extraordinary deeds. Dreaming about birth is always a signal of a new beginning or personal growth. It also is a sign of emotional health or of regaining emotional health. Birth is always a beautiful, positive symbol!

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

If the dreamer is pregnant the dream will be an acting out of hidden wishes, fears or desires, but, soon after you dream of giving birth to a child, or someone else giving birth, you will hear some good news.

If the birth is in relation to animals this shows that any enemies working against your best interests will be defeated, and if the birth is multiple then you will gain a larger monetary reward for your labors.

Indian Interpretation of Dreams | Indian - Anonymous

For unmarried women to dream of giving of birth to children, is indicative of inevitable adultery.

For married women it indicates happy confinement.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

If one sees his mother giving birth to him in a dream, and should he be ill, it means the approach of his death.

(Also see Childbirth; Giuing birth)

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

First, this image expresses actual birth, maybe your own, that of your children, or others’. Wishes, fears, pain, and the joy of becoming “a human being” may be expressed here, as well as the dreamer’s interaction with his or her children. In addition, the beginning of a generally promising, creative time. Creating something new. Complete state of happiness and clarity. On the other hand, often a longing for rebirth, in the sense of personal changes. This image also appears frequently just before or just after having started a new project. Occasionally, it also may express a resistance to letting go of the old, to maturity and completion. With this symbol the question is: What do you want to do with your life and where do your desires lead you? See Child.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

To dream of giving birth can represent the beginning of a new project or stage of life. More obviously, it can also represent anxiety about being pregnant.

If you dream that you are giving birth to a monster (or anything non-human), this suggests that you are holding back from expressing your inner creativity and “real” self, because you fear that others will judge your or that they will not accept your ideals. This dream is also very common among pregnant women and represents anxieties over the health of their baby.

To dream of a stillborn baby, or giving birth to a stillborn, symbolizes your loss of trust in someone or something. It may also represent lost innocence.

To dream that you help to deliver a baby means that you will soon undergo an important life change. You may be making life changes or getting rid of your old habits and ways.

The change will begin within you, but will probably require the cooperation of others to be completed.

If the mother dies during the birth, the transformation in your life will be very significant.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

It is a good sign when a married woman dreams of giving birth to a child; but for a single woman, it foretells trouble in the near future. BIRTHDAY.-—To dream that it is your own Birthday is a fortunate sign for money matters or business affairs.

To dream that it is the Birthday of some friend or relative is a sign that they will benefit shortly, probably in connection with yourself.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

1. Joy.

2. Anxiety (if the dreamer is pregnant).

3. Good fortune (depending on the marital status of the woman giving birth).

4. A new project or concept emerges into the consciousness.

5. Advancing from one phase of life to the next.

6. A new spiri­tual principle emerges.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

Dreams of a birth represent renewal, transformation a fresh start, and the manifestation of a creative project or a new opportunity for more life to be experienced and expressed. Keep in mind that the process of birthing a new dimension of yourself can be laborious and painful, but the result is well worth the sacrifice. See Infant, Baby and Lamaze.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

1- We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new way of life, a new attitude, new ability, or a new- project also when we become aware of the death of the old.

2- Psychologically we are coming to terms with our existence.

3- The urge to care, to love and to give birth arc all suggested by dreams of birth. It may be both a spiritual and a physical need.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

For a married woman to dream of giving birth to a child, great joy and a handsome legacy is foretold.

For a single woman, loss of virtue and abandonment by her lover.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Women who are pregnant and men who are going to be fathers commonly have dreams about giving birth.

It is not an omen of anything to come, but simply the mind trying to cope with a significant anxiety-provoking event.

If you or your mate are not pregnant, this dream could symbolize new beginnings (i.e. giving birth to new ideas, new ways of living, or a new stage in life). Superstition-based dream interpretations say that giving birth in a dream is a sign of good luck, while multiple births are omens of forthcoming material wealth.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

To dream of a birth predicts the beginning of something new, be it a friend, a job, a project, or a business.

It is the beginning of an evolution, something that can satisfy your deepest longings. These images suggest a period of greater happiness will begin, in which you can direct your actions at will.

If you are a woman who dreams of a birth, it could reflect your desires and feelings about motherhood. For Jung, this type of dream represented a very important stage in the process of individualization. Birth, in this case, is essential for maturation and completeness of the human psyche. Thus, it is essential for psychological development.

For married people, this dream is an omen of good luck. For single women, it predicts problems.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

It is a warning against loose friendships for a maiden to dream of giving birth to a child.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

You are sure to have good news soon after a dream of the birth of, or giving birth to, a child.

If the birth involved animals, it signifies defeat for anyone working against your interests.

Multiple births indicate an increase in material wealth.

Of course if the dreamer happens to be pregnant, there is no significance.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Opening a new direction, new possibilities. See Baby.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

(see Adoption, Baby, Miscarriage, Pregnancy)

The desire to have a child, or to have something important develop in your life, be it a project or characteristic.

Memory of one’s own birth, and / or unsettled psychological issues that stem from this transition, especially births that are particularly difficult.

The technique of rebirthing through guided visualization and hypnosis sometimes resolves the latter matter.

Awakening potentials and opportunity.

A new start..

Necessary pain or difficulties that result in something positive.

The Way of Dreams and Visions | Colette Toach

General Meaning: If you are dreaming of giving birth, it means that there is something new that you are busy entering into in the spiritual realm.

• Positive: To dream of giving birth means that the season of preparation that you have been in has come to an end and that you are now ready to walk in what God conceived in you.

• If you have a ministry calling and dreamed previously that you were pregnant and then later dream that you are giving birth, this means that your season of training for that call is coming to an end.

• Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, • If you dream that you give birth and it is painless, this is positive and means that whatever it is that God is giving you right now, you will enter into it easily.

• If you dream that the labor is difficult, this means that whatever new thing that is coming into your life - you will need to work at it.

• To dream that you did not know you were pregnant, but now are suddenly giving birth, also has a good interpretation.

• It means that although you did not know it, the Lord had been doing a work in you behind the scenes and now you are ready to walk into it. Expect something new to open up in your life at the Lord’s hand.

Negative: To dream that you give birth of a baby that is deformed is negative. This also goes for giving birth to anything that is unclean or not human.

• This means that you have conceived something in your heart that is not of the Lord and has its roots in sin.

• Psalms 7:14 Behold, he is in labour with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and given birth to falsehood.

• James 1:15 Then when lust has conceived, it bears sin: and sin, when it is finished, bears death.

• To dream of giving birth prematurely and the baby dies is also negative. This means that you ran ahead of the Lord and did not wait until you had reached maturity.

See also: Baby, Child, Pregnant.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

If the dreamer is pregnant the dream will be an acting out of hidden wishes, fears or desires, but, soon after you dream of giving birth to a child, or someone else giving birth, you will hear some good news.

If the birth is in relation to animals this shows that any enemies working against your best interests will be defeated, and if the birth is multiple then you will gain a larger monetary reward for your labors.



Dream Of Birth | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Birth



ABORTION / MISCARRIAGE / STILL BIRTH

The Element Encyclopedia

Dreams about abortion, miscarriages and still birth are likely to leave you feeling traumatized on waking, whether you are pregnant or not. And if you were expecting a baby such a dream is likely to be a nightmare.

If this is the case, your dream was simply playing out your natural feelings of anxiety.

However, most dreams about abortion, miscarriage and still birth aren’t to be interpreted literally, as they refer to a concept you may have been mulling over, or an idea that is not realizing its potential or is not supported by your confidence or desire. There may be a need to reject a feeling, emotion, belief or concept which could be problematic in waking life. Decisions need to be taken which will help you get rid of what is no longer wanted in waking life.

How did you feel about the abortion in your dream? If you were distressed, perhaps someone or something is trying to prevent you from succeeding.

If you were relieved, your unconscious may be urging you to change direction or change your mind. Perhaps the concept is too demanding or the idea is flawed in some way. On the other hand, the dream may also have referred to something or someone about which you feel guilty. Dreams that focus on miscarriage may have the same interpretation but they may also refer to a miscarriage of justice, especially if you felt anger in your dream. Is someone in waking life taking the credit you deserve? Still birth dreams are in some ways more devastating and sad than dreams about miscarriage, as the baby has been brought to full term with the only element missing being the spark of life. In dreams, a still born baby may represent a talent you have allowed to die, or a relationship that has died due to neglect.... The Element Encyclopedia

AFTERBIRTH

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Figurative of the dead past that one should leave behind so they can have a new beginning; see “baby”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD

The Element Encyclopedia

Whilst pregnant women often dream about giving birth in anticipation of the upcoming event, dreams of giving birth typically have very little connection with the biological process of reproduction and more to do with a sense of being reborn, of fresh beginnings, of ideas coming to fruition or a period of personal growth. This sense is mirrored in everyday language: ‘giving birth to a new idea’, which refers to a project, not a baby.

For Jung, dreams about giving birth were important because he believed they represented a stage in the process of what he called ‘individuation’, the growth of the human psyche to maturation and wholeness. Birth therefore represents the start of an important new stage in your life and psychological development. We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new life stage, way of life, attitude, ability or project. We also have such dreams when we need to let go of the past and come to terms with the new. Birth is symbolic of new beginnings: beginning college, starting or ending a relationship, launching a new career and moving house are all associated with birth themes in dreams. Although women from their teen years onwards tend to have birth dreams more than men, it can happen to anyone at anytime. There may often be something strange or unusual about the birth of the child. These details are important as they can symbolize what part of your life is changing and how others will receive this new development.

Jung also claimed that the symbol of the child, as with the symbol of birth, represents new beginnings and possibilities, and paves the way for future changes in your personality. A common theme in mythology is the ‘divine child’ or mystical hero or savior; for instance, the baby Jesus who saves the world from damnation. The divine child is the symbol of the true self, both vulnerable and pure, but also capable of great transforming power. In your dream, it may represent your true self urging you to explore new possibilities and reach your full potential. Therefore dreaming of a baby or child who could be yourself, one of your own children, a child you know or an unknown child, gives access to your own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are childlike, curious and vulnerable, and when we are able to get in touch with these parts we are reminded of our true potential for wholeness.

Although dreams of birth and childhood may appear to be simply nostalgic memories, most dream researchers believe that they have a strong bearing on your current circumstances in waking life. For example, your dream may be telling you that you have forgotten how to play or that you should take a fresher, more innocent approach to life. They may also be manifestations of an unconscious desire to escape from the responsibilities and problems of waking life. In addition, they may represent a part of you that needs reassurance and comfort, or a part of you that needs to care, to love and to begin anew. As such they can represent important psychological, spiritual and physical needs.... The Element Encyclopedia

BIRTH CANAL

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a birth canal represent that your darkest hour is truly, just before the dawn. This dream is about hope and keeping the faith, and that you are close to the fulfillment of your dreams, and to giving birth to a whole new incarnation of yourself.... Strangest Dream Explanations

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

My Dream Interpretation

To see your birth certificate in your dream symbolizes your self-confidence. Consider the condition of the birth certificate - if it was damaged or torn, your confidence is failing.

To dream that you lose your birth certificate denotes confusion about your own self-identity.

If you dream of someone stealing your birth certificate, or getting a fake one, you may secretly feel that you’re not good enough.... My Dream Interpretation

BIRTH CONTROL

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Condom; Contraceptive device; Diaphragm) To use a contraceptive in a dream means throwing one’s money into the drain, wasting one’s wealth, depriving one’s children from their legitimate inheritance. Using a contraceptive in a dream also signifies impeachment from office or losing the election or divorcing one’s wife or changing one’s trade.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

BIRTH CONTROL

Dream Symbols and Analysis

*Please See Contraceptive.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

BIRTH CONTROL

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of birth control symbolize your ability to take control of your life. This dream may be gifting you with the realization of the responsibility required in the domain of parenthood. This dream could also reflect that you are blocking or manipulating the flow of your creativity, sexuality or love. You are taking responsibility for your creative power and represents having a say where your creative juices will flow.... Strangest Dream Explanations

BIRTH CONTROL

My Dream Interpretation

To see or use birth control in your dream, suggests that you are repressing your creativity, or holding back some aspect of yourself. This dream can also be a straightforward representation of your anxieties about pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.... My Dream Interpretation

BIRTH CONTROL

The Dream Books Symbols

See Contraceptive, Birth.... The Dream Books Symbols

BIRTH CONTROL

The Element Encyclopedia

To see or use contraceptives in your dream suggests that you are not allowing your creativity to express itself and that you are holding back some aspect of yourself. Alternatively, it signifies your anxieties about pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. In waking life, birth control is used to prevent a pregnancy and the details of the dream should indicate what it is in waking life you are trying to prevent. This could be pregnancy, but it could also refer to the suppression of creativity, maternal and paternal feelings, anxiety about sexual activity, and feelings or attitudes regarding responsibility.... The Element Encyclopedia

BIRTH CONTROL

The Element Encyclopedia

The appearance of contraceptive pills, coils, condoms or other methods of birth control in your dream suggests your thoughts and feelings about preventing pregnancy. It may also express worries about sexual contacts.

Another interpretation suggests that it indicates feelings or attitudes regarding responsibility and is connected with sexual decisions and feelings.... The Element Encyclopedia

BIRTH DREAMS DURING PREGNANCY

The Element Encyclopedia

Pregnancy is one of the most life-changing, and physically and emotionally demanding challenges a woman can face in her lifetime. Research shows that the dreams of pregnant women can comment on the physical, psychological and emotional issues she has to deal with. The most common dream themes at this time concern animals and water. In the early stages of the pregnancy, these dreams may be gentle and calming, but towards the end of the pregnancy they can be traumatic or even become nightmares. Such alarming dreams are considered a normal reaction to the anxiety every woman unconsciously feels about her unborn baby and about giving birth.

It is also very common for pregnant women to dream about having the baby and these dreams are again often bizarre and disturbing; for example, dreaming about a baby that is born dead, malformed or with a monster’s head. It has been suggested that such anxiety dreams serve a purpose: they release a lot of unconscious tension and fear, allowing the mother to be more relaxed at birth.... The Element Encyclopedia

BIRTH STONES

The Element Encyclopedia

Ancient talismans were believed to have magical powers to protect the wearer. Talismans for protection and healing are often engraved on stones corresponding to the signs of the Zodiac. So if any of the following stones feature in your dreams are they referring to a specific date or month, the characteristics of your Zodiac sign or someone you know?

Aries(21 March-19 April)—topaz

Taurus(20 April-20 May)—garnet

Gemini(21 May-21 June)—emerald

Cancer(22 June-22 July)—sapphire

Leo(23 July-23 August)—diamond

Virgo(24 August-22 September)—zircon

Libra(23 September-23 October)—agate

Scorpio(24 October-21 November)—amethyst

Sagittarius (22 November-21 December)—beryl

Capricorn(22 December-19 January)—onyx

Aquarius(20 January-18 February)—jasper

Pisces(19 February-20 March)—ruby... The Element Encyclopedia

BIRTHDAY

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a birthday is a signal of poverty and falsehood to the young, to the old, long trouble and desolation.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

BIRTHDAY

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Financial success.

2. Self-acceptance.

3. Rebirth, new beginnings. ... New American Dream Dictionary

BIRTHDAY

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Celebrating a birthday in a dream is a good omen, whether the birthday is yours or someone else’s. It means good health and peace will be yours.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

BIRTHDAY

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A common symbol for luck in any form.

The birthday is a magical time when wishes are fulfilled, but where somebody could also cast a spell over you (“Sleeping Beauty”). Important are the gifts, the kind of celebration, and how old you became. Gifts usually represent characteristics of the dreamer or the person whom the dreamer is meeting and are an indication of how rich your life is because of them. In addition, a birthday is a celebration of your personal existence and your individual characteristics are the gifts. They are worthy of being honored. Pay attention to the overall flavor of the birthday party. How did you feel?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

BIRTHDAY

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Celebrating your own birthday: a pleasant surprise is in store for you. Celebrating the birthday of another person: meeting other people will open up positive professional opportunities.

The sum of the digits of the numbers of your birth date are connected to important experiences of either the past or the future .

The meaning of numbers is discussed in the chapter “Numbers in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary

BIRTHDAY

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about your birthday symbolizes your sense of self-esteem. You are honoring yourself as a person, and you totally accept yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

BIRTHDAY

Strangest Dream Explanations

Whether it is your birthday or the birthday of someone else, this dream represents a leap in consciousness or growth. Consider the feeling tone. See Graduation or Party.... Strangest Dream Explanations

BIRTHDAY

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any celebration is a time for a release of or change in energy, and a birthday gives an opportunity to look back and take stock, from a spiritual perspective, either of the year just past or of the decade.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

BIRTHDAY

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of a birthday signifies that we have the right to celebrate – either an anniversary or a new phase in life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

BIRTHDAY

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: There may be a sense of anticipation about something which lifts us away from the ordinary. We may have a gift or talent which is now usable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

BIRTHDAY

My Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of your own, or another person’s birthday, means good luck is coming your way.

To dream of birthday presents - or receiving a birthday card - has the same meaning as above.

If you dream that people forgot your birthday, your dream may be telling you that you have forgotten something in real life, like an important date or appointment. Alternately, this dream may represent your fear of being abandoned by friends.... My Dream Interpretation

BIRTHDAY

Psycho Dream Interpretation

See Holiday.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

BIRTHDAY

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

 Dream of your own, or another’s birthday, and good luck will surely come your way.

A dream of birthday presents has the same significance. ... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

BIRTHDAY

The Dream Books Symbols

Celebration of new part of yourself coming into being.

A new birth.... The Dream Books Symbols

BIRTHDAY

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

This milestone marker is something everyone has each year, and it comes with a variety of strong feelings. Your personal associations with your own birthday must be considered in interpreting a dream that has a birthday in it, especially if it is your own. Such a dream may reflect feelings you have about aging.

If the dream birthday celebration is for someone else in the dream, consider this to be an anniversary marker of an ongoing cycle as it relates to the quality of your personality assigned to the person whose birthday it is.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

BIRTHDAY CAKE

Christian Dream Symbols

Celebratory of a person’s life and growth.

If the cake is half-baked or burnt it symbolizes worthlessness Hosea 7:8... Christian Dream Symbols

BIRTHDAY CAKE

Dream Symbols and Analysis

A birthday cake in a dream means that your desires will be attained. It also signifies that you’re comfortable with opening yourself up to other people.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

BIRTHDAY CAKE

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of a birthday, complete with the cake, shows that you will have much good luck come your way through the well wishes of good friends.

If the cake looks ugly in the dream, then you will have some minor bad luck that will not be long lasting, or devastating to the dreamer.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

BIRTHDAY CAKE

My Dream Interpretation

To see a birthday cake in your dream is a wonderful omen, meaning the best of your wishes will be realized. It also represents your willingness to share your life with others.... My Dream Interpretation

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

See Christmas Party... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

BIRTHDAY PRESENTS

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Receiving happy surprises, means a multitude of high accomplishments. Working people will advance in their trades. Giving birthday presents, denotes small deferences, if given at a fe^te or reception.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

BIRTHMARK

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Questions or confusion regarding personal identity, especially how others perceive it.

2. Regrettable deeds or activi­ties from the past.

3. A distinguishing, identifying feature. ... New American Dream Dictionary

BIRTHMARK

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Mole; Strawberry mark) If one sees himself having a birthmark in a dream, it means that he will be caught and be accused of a sin, or a crime someone else has committed, or it could mean paying for someone else’s fault, or it could mean having a good character or nature.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

BIRTHMARK

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A birthmark may represent a core or deeply imprinted attitude about yourself that mars your inner beauty. It may represent repressed shame or feelings of imperfection.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

BIRTHMARK

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you have a birthmark is an indication that you have committed an act that should never be repeated. You may have intentionally or unintentionally harmed someone through your actions. This is a consequence that will follow you through the rest of your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

BIRTHMARK

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a birthmark, on you or someone else, serves as a reminder of something that you must do or never do again. It represents a shameful incident or something pressing on your conscience.... My Dream Interpretation

BREACH BIRTH

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a breach birth represent that you are turned upside down and disoriented within a new phase of life or new creative project. See Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

CHILDBIRTH

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Giving birth) Seeing one’s wife giving birth to a son in a dream when in fact she is not pregnant means wealth.

If a pregnant woman sees herself giving birth to a girl in a dream, it means a boy, and if she gives birth to a boy in the dream, it means a girl. Giving birth to a girl means relief from distress, while giving birth to a boy in the dream means distress and worries.

If a sick person sees his mother giving birth to him in a dream, it means the approach of his death, for a deceased person is wrapped in a shroud, while a newborn is wrapped with a receiving cloth.

If the person in question is poor, it means that his financial conditions will change for the better, but if he is rich, it means restriction of his earnings, for a child is dependent on others while his movements are restricted.

If a traveler sees his wife giving birth to a new child in a dream, it means obstruction of his travels and changes in his plans.

If a woman gives birth to a child from her mouth in a dream, it means her death.

If a man gives birth to a son in a dream it means illness, escape from danger or separation from a bad wife.

If a man gives birth to a daughter in a dream, it means relief from distress, happiness or the birth of a child from his posterity who will grow to become a renowned leader. Ifa woman gives birth to a cat in a dream, it means that her child will grow to be a thief. Childbirth in a dream means relief from hardships, recovering from illness or departure from one’s home or neighborhood. Childbirth in a dream also means comfort, relaxation, payment of one’s debts and repentance from sin.

If a woman gives birth to a son in a dream, it denotes the conclusion of her sufferings, glad tidings, payment of her debts or repentance from sin. Ifshe gives birth to a daughter in the dream, then it means honor, prosperity and ease.

If a poor man gives birth to a child in a dream, it means prosperity.

If he is rich, then it means distress.

If he is unmarried, it means a forthcoming marciage, so that his future wife will give the birth he saw in his dream. In general, if a man sees himself giving birth in a dream, it means his death or the death of a relative, or it could mean experiencing poverty. As for a needy person, it means relief or an escape. As for a merchant, giving birth in a dream means loss of his investment.

(Also see Dragon)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

CHILDBIRTH

Strangest Dream Explanations

See Birth.... Strangest Dream Explanations

CHRISTMAS PARTY / BIRTHDAY PARTY

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To be at a party means that you will be meeting with your lover the following day, and will have a wonderful lime.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

DEATH AND REBIRTH

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The symbols of death or the fear of death can be: sunset; evening; a crossed river or falling in a river, a skeleton; snarling dogs; sleep; anaesthetic; gravestones; ceme­tery; blackness, or something black; ace of spades; a fallen mirror; stopped clock; a pulled tooth; an empty abyss, the chill wind; falling leaves; a withering plant; an empty house; a lightning-struck tree; coffin; struggling breaths; the dead ani­mal in the gutter; the rotting carcass, underground; the depths of the sea; the Void.

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

GIVING BIRTH

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Childbirth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

GIVING BIRTH

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Giving birth in a dream represents giving birth to some project or creative endeavor. It may mention a new friendship. It may also signify the birth of a new aspect of the self that bnngs new qualities and skills to your personality.

A difficult birth may represent problems in delivering a product to the marketplace.

A premature birth may remark that you are way ahead of yourself and others and, as a result, your ideas may not have been cultivated long enough in order to be realized.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

GIVING BIRTH

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

whover sees herself giving birth to a son and he speaks with her soon after, then it indicates her death. And if she sees herself giving birth to a girl, and she talks with her soon after, then Allah the AllMighty will grant her a son who will dominate his nation.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

GIVING BIRTH

The Element Encyclopedia

If you are a woman and you dream of giving birth, the first question to ask yourself is do you actually want to get pregnant? If you do, your dream may be an example of wish-fulfillment. The purpose of your unconscious was probably to fulfill your fervent desire for all to go well. There have also been recorded instances of women and men dreaming about the birth of a baby before they even knew they were expecting; somehow the dream was a response to the presence of an actual fetus, not yet detected by doctors and pregnancy tests.

If you are pregnant and you dream that labor and delivery was difficult, it probably reflects anxieties about the impending birth. The same applies to dreams about giving birth to an animal; they are simply mirroring your concerns and anxieties.

If you are a prospective father, your dream may also be depicting your hopes and fears for the welfare of your unborn child.

If you are not pregnant, birth dreams can indicate a desire for children but are more likely to represent something else in waking life. The birth of a child signals a new beginning and the emergence of new life; in dreams the meaning is much the same: a new way of life, a new attitude, a new discovery, a new project and so on.

If you hear about a birth, or watch or witness a birth in your dream, this also suggests the beginning of a new and fruitful cycle in your life.

Birth dreams therefore are an expression of big changes that have been occurring for a long period of time. Did the dream delivery go well or was it difficult?

Again, the answer may indicate the likely ease of turning your hopes into reality.

If this doesn’t apply, then dream births may symbolize your brain child, perhaps an idea or a project you are longing to complete successfully.

Alternatively, did your dream focus on one aspect of birth—the umbilical cord, for example? If the cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck, this may indicate that your ideas are being strangled or in danger of being strangled.

If the cord was neatly severed, this can indicate that your ideas have been cut free and are now independent of you.

If there were problems cutting the cord, this could be a symbol of a grown-up family that is beginning to leave home. Or it may be that you yourself are finding it hard to fly the family nest and branch out on your own.

If you are not able to see your baby after a difficult labor, this can indicate that you are laboring in vain in waking life and aren’t being rewarded by the sight of your mental offspring.... The Element Encyclopedia

REBIRTH

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are reincarnated (born again) indicates that you need to deal with issues that you have been avoiding. You may have been given a second chance to regain what was previously thought to be lost. Alternatively, you are starting or entering a new stage in your life, and you now able to look toward the future without dwelling on the past.... My Dream Interpretation

REBIRTH

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

The new life symbolized by rebirth may be a new kind of life: a new level of awareness; new goals and values; new energy, as a result of releasing pent-up emotion. It may involve the ‘death’ of the old self: an inadequate or distorted self-image, negative or blinkered attitudes and habits, etc.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

REBIRTH

The Dream Books Symbols

Spiritual awakening; birth of new ideas, insights, awareness of self. See Resurrection.... The Dream Books Symbols

REBIRTH

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

It is often said that to obtain true development, the old has to die. In the space that it leaves something new will be born. The future presents an important change.

The majority of traditions use symbols of baptism to represent the entry into spiritual life. One of the prettiest is phoenix. Although it is consumed in its flames, it is reborn from the ashes. So, this manifests new hopes and a great interior transformation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

REBIRTH / RESURRECTION

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

A dream about being born again or resurrected may indicate that the dreamer needs to deal with issues that have been avoided or, alternatively, is being given another chance to recover what was previously thought to be lost.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

STILLBIRTH

New American Dream Dictionary

An idea whose time has not come. ... New American Dream Dictionary

VIRGIN BIRTH

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about an immaculate conception (virgin birth) signifies spiritual harmony and potential. Alternatively, this dream can also represent a repressed fear of sexuality, remorse over past actions, or difficulties in relationships.... My Dream Interpretation

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