Feeling lost, obstructed, blinded, or overwhelmed by fear.
In some beliefs, the color of evil or negativity.
The source is something that you must determine here. Is it within or without?
The subconscious, or the other side of self that we have trouble facing (see Shadow).... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Black is the color of limitation, mourning, taboo, magic, hardness, conservatism, old age, inhibition, restriction, melancholy, defense, and sacrifice.... Dreamers Dictionary
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you begin to trust your unconscious (which means trusting Nature), each previously horrifying or disgusting part of your unconscious will show itself in a new light, as something vou need for personal fulfilment. Putting vour consciousness
into the unconscious - becoming aware of it - means putting more and more light into the darkness.
If a star or other bright light appears in the blackness, this may be seen as a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, that is, as a symbol of the ‘illumination’ - new wisdom or insight - that may be achieved by dwelling a while in the unconscious and making its better acquaintance.
(2) Black (particularly for white people) may symbolize evil.
If so, bear in mind that, as a general rule, what appears in your dreams is always some part of you, and that the so-called ‘evil’ (and therefore repressed) parts of you are really evil only if, because of neglect, they become rebellious, or if you let them take control away from your conscious self. These ‘evil’ things are transformed into good things - creative, and bringing fuller life, happiness and wholeness - when conscious and unconscious interact and establish a harmonious working relationship.
NB It is only Judaism, Christianity and Islam that have a thoroughgoing dualism of good and evil, and a matching moral dogmatism. In the earliest known forms of religion, and in traditions (such as the Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist traditions) that have not cut themselves off from their early roots, good and evil are opposite but equally necessary’ components of reality; and in mystical traditions (including Jewish, Christian and Islamic mysticism) even God is described as a coming together of opposites - good and evil, but also masculine and feminine.
(3) A person dressed in black may represent vour shadow.
(4) A black-skinned person (if you are white-skinned) may represent either the shadow or closeness to Nature.
(5) A black animal probably represents some unconscious repressed drive or emotion.
If the animal is fierce, this possibly means that something yrou have repressed is now urgently pressing you to give it your conscious attention and let it have some expression in your w aking life.
(6) Blackness (as in a black night, etc.) may simply signify’ diminished visibility, in which case the meaning of the dream may have something to do w ith a loss of orientation in your life. Do vou feel you don’t know’ which w’ay to go; or that you don’t hav e the energy’ or will to go in any direction? If so, make a pact w ith v our unconscious to die effect that, if it will tell you where you have the potential - and the need - to go, you will respond accordingly in your life. Then pav close attention
to the dreams that follow. (If you go the next few nights without dreaming - or, more precisely, without recalling any dreams - this probably means that you are backing out of the pact and setting up a defence against what you fear your unconscious might have to tell you.)
(7) Black may symbolize despair or deep depression.
If so, follow the advice given in (6) above.
(8) In many parts of the world black is associated with death.
It is possible, therefore, that this is what the colour signifies in your dream. Bear in mind, however, that death in a dream may refer to something internal: the ‘death’ - or the giving up - of something within you (for example, some irrational fear, or other negative attitude or emotion). See also Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is also associated with death, pain, and sadness. When this color predominates in a dream, it means you are being brought down by pessimism and confusion. (See DESERT, MIDNIGHT, and DEATH)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is the color that absorbs the most light, retains heat, and is associated with death, as it is the opposite of life-affirming white. As the color of mourning, black clothing represents the social construct of receiving consolation in some cultures. When we are in mourning, we are surrounded by people who share in our sadness. In the same way that a black shirt will absorb all wavelengths of sunlight, a person in mourning wears black in order to absorb the light from those who surround him or her. In the world of fashion, black has a connotation of being trendy and sophisticated. Nighttime is when blackness reigns, bringing secrecy and the ability to hide into this color’s symbolic meaning.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If black predominates in a dream, consider taking a rational and reasonable approach in waking life
A black coffin in a dream may represent the end of a friendship and the dream may force the dreamer to re-evaluate the friendship, or let it go. ... The Element Encyclopedia
It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.
If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.
A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?
Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia
If it is a clean slate, then this represents that you have an open mind.
If you are writing on the black board, then you have a message that you want to share.
If someone else is writing on the black board, then you are allowing another to influence you. See Power Point.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If your dream is of a blackbird flying, and singing, then you will meet with good fortune.
To dream that you are eating this blackbird is an indication that there is someone you need to apologize to, ‘eat crow’.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The reason being that Hadhrat Nooh (AS) cursed his son out of anger. Consequently, the grapes that the son had in his hand turned black. Therefore, in view of this incident, there is no benefit in seeing black grapes.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If she sees herself having a charcoal colored hair in the dream, it means that she will live satisfied with her husband’s wealth or inheritance.
(Also see Strand of hair)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
But if you observed others being taken away, it predicts a temporary setback.
See also Arrest.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if person is known, what you feel about them.
If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.
Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any destination. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).
To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of human life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.
A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.
The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.
Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The importance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the passionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.
A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If one sees himself touching the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he will follow and learn at the hand of one of the Imams of the Arabian peninsula. Seeing the sacred Black Stone in a dream is perhaps an indication of going to perform one’s pilgrimage.
If one sees himself cutting into the Black Stone in a dream, it means that he wants people to follow his personal opinions.
If he sees the pilgrims searching for the Black Stone but cannot find it in a dream, it means that he thinks of himself to be right and the rest of the people to be wrong. It also could mean that he possesses a knowledge which he hides from others. Ifhe touches the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he follows the teachings of an Imam from among the Hijazite Arabs.
If he sees the Black Stone being a castle for himself in a dream, it means that he follows religious innovations.
If he swallows the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he is a affected person who will mislead people.
(Also see Ka’aba; Corner Stone)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The female of this spider species is known to eat the male, so it can also be a symbol of female dominion.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see a flying blackbird in your dream means that you will experience prosperity or good luck.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
However, if it was flying or singing, the significance alters to one of a successful venture.
See also Birds.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the blackbird is attacking someone or something in the dream, it is a comment on how you may be relating to your emotions in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Life’s important lessons—the ones that we return to regularly to determine our actions and reactions.
Structured learning and accumulated knowledge.
A common dream appearing to students during exam time. In this case, what’s on the blackboard is likely a reflection of those studies.
A formula appearing on a blackboard often refers to the solution to some conflict or problem. Try to find a way to translate the pictographs into positive actions.... The Language of Dreams
A blank blackboard: expect to receive a note—and pay careful attention to what is says! Wiping a blackboard clean: you have thought through your new approach to a project much better than before.
Depth Psychology: Are you looking at a blackboard for help and advice? Is the advice a warning to watch out for losses and risks? Is it a reminder from your unconscious to prepare a certain matter more carefully? You will know the answer better than anyone else.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see others with blackheads on them means that you will be troubled with complaints from friends and acquaintances.
To dream that you are trying to get rid of your blackheads, indicates that you need to face and express your negative emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were the blackmailer in your dream, you would be wise to avoid any type of gambling because you will be unlucky.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were the blackmailer, you would be wise to avoid any type of gambling for the time being.
See also Crime.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you walked a long way in the dark during this dream, there is hope of recovering something that you had given up for lost.
If you managed to get the power turned back on, or if you found your way to the light, you will conquer your obstacles and achieve great success.... My Dream Interpretation
A blacksmith in a dream also represents the angel of death. Seeing a blacksmith in a dream or being one, indicates both happiness and adversities.
To be brought before a blacksmith in a dream means an accident that will bring one before a person in authority for intercession. Otherwise, it could mean seeking the fellowship of a worthless person.
If one sees a sick or a deceased person sitting with a blacksmith in a dream, it means that he is in hell, and particularly when his face is blackened from the smoke, or it could mean that he may be imprisoned.
(Also see Bellows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In Persia, the blacksmith appearing in dreams is a sign of violent fever.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The blacksmith is working on personality traits that are rigid and unbending. Blacksmith dreams are always a sign of change, of a personality being formed. What are you “forging” in the dream? Maybe the dream suggests you use your energies and creativity to solve your problems and reach your goals.... Dreamers Dictionary
The dreamer should beware of strange friendships.
To see blood flowing from a wound, physical ailments and worry. Bad business caused from disastrous dealings with foreign combines.
To see blood on your hands, immediate bad luck, if not careful of your person and your own affairs.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself dragging his feet through puddles of blood in a dream, it means that he will finance his business from unlawfully earned money, profit from an illegal business or commit a major sin then be caught.
If one sees blood staining his shirt in a dream, it means that someone will lie to him, though he will not recognize it.
If his shirt is stained with blood or pus from pimples in a dream, it means that a thief will lie to him.
If his shirt is stained with the blood of a lion in a dream, it means that an iniquitous person in authority will lie to him and take advantage of him.
If his shirt is stained with the blood of a ram in a dream, it means that a rich, noble and a well respected person will lie to him, and at the end he will consent to accepting corrupt money. Seeing blood flowing from one’s body or from wounds is a sign of good health, safety, or it could mean coming home after a long journey. Drinking human blood in a dream means money, profits, escape from danger, safety from trials and adversities, or it could mean committing a sin then repenting from it. Falling into a pool of blood in a dream means that one will be accused of a murder or of stealing money.
If one sees a valley filled with blood in a dream, it means that he maybe killed in that locality.
If one sees blood emanating out of his body without cupping or cuts in a dream, it means givingmoney to someone. Ifhe is a poor person, then it means receiving money from someone. Ifone sees himselffalling into a cistern which is filled with blood in a dream, it means that someone is seeking revenge from him. Blood in a jar represents a woman in menstruation. Blood in a dream also represents one’s life, strength, wealth, business, helpers, clothing, earning praise or blame, weak points, unlawful food, lack of benefits, loss of business or money or esteem, inability to draw benefits from one’s usual close ones, such as a father, a son, or a business partner, separation through death from one’s beloveds or dear one’s, such as wife or a kin. One’s blood in a dream also represents his own Satan, or an enemy that dwells inside his house. Drinking one’s own blood in a dream means paying one’s debts with second loan, or vanquishing one’s enemy. Bleeding naturally in a dream means peace and comfort. Excess bleeding in a dream means the opposite.
The bleeding of an unwed woman means finding a husband. Bleeding of a pregnant woman in a dream means a miscarriage and for an elderly woman, bleeding means an illness. Ifone sees blood coming from his anus in a dream, it means that he is tainted with the consequences of an evil act, or it could mean a bad deal, or that he has earned unlawful money then walked out of such a deal.
To bleed in a dream also means being a spendthrift, a money wasting family, or it could mean suffering from a venereal disease.
(Also see Vascular blockage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are currently experiencing a very difficult time in your life, you may have dreams with bloody and frightening images. Don’t worry, you may be venting your fears! Some believe that when you see blood in your dream, the distressing situation in your life which is at the root of the dream has come to an end, and the worst is over. Consider the details and the relationships between of all the symbols in your dream before making an interpretation.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Exchanging blood (or drinking blood) represents a joining of life forces (brotherhood).
The blood of Christ is symbolically served at communion; it has a universal healing power.
Loss of blood usually means loss in love; blood transfusion corresponds to the strengthening of vitality. See Menstruation, Bleeding.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- From time immemorial blood has represented the life-carrier or the life force, lo dream of a violent scene where blood appears indicates that we are being self-destructive in some way.
If we are having to deal with blood, we need to be aware of our own strength.
If we have been injured and someone else is dealing with the blood, we need to look at what help is necessary to overcome hurt
2- Emotional abuse can translate itself in dreams into bloody wounds either self-inflicted or being inflicted.
3- Spiritually, being aware of blood circulating through the body- can symbolise the rejuvenating force.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The energy and power of life, especially if taken internally somehow (see Vampire).
If blood courses quickly, without regulation, this may indicate passion or other intense situations raging out of control.
If due to a sacrifice, see altar and carcass.
Female mysteries, power, and transitions. Some young women dream of blood right before their first menses.
Close ties (e.g., “blood brothers”).
Christian: Sacrifice or forgiveness.
The question here is what needs to he relinquished to achieve forgiveness, or who needs to he absolved and at what cost?
If the hlood appears soiled in some manner, this shows that negative feelings (e.g., “bad blood”) exists internally, or between you and another.
Blood appearing as covering you, or a part of the body, denotes guilt directly relating to an action, as with Lady Macbeth who could not wash the blood of murder from her hands.
Transfusions represent the need for change and cleansing. Get rid of any bad blood between yourself and others, and start fresh.
Kinship and family. It was common among Gypsies during their marriage rites to eat bread with a drop of their partner’s blood upon it to symbolize the union.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Seeing blood in a dream: be careful of other people in all situations. Losing blood: you are feeling weak at the moment; every frustration expresses itself in the weak parts of your body. Seeing blood on your hands: stop getting involved in the business of other people—you have enough to do with your own. Seeing someone else bleeding: you are afraid for a close friend. See Vein.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about bleeding always points to emotional wounds that you are denying. Blood also points to your own belief (uit is in my blood”). Blood by itself is a symbol of your vitality.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you see the word ‘blood’ written in your dream, it may be a reflection of some issue regarding stubbornness or rigidity.
To dream that you are bleeding or losing blood means that you are mentally fatigued. It can also symbolize a hurtful conflict existing in a personal relationship. Perhaps you regret some action you performed. This is a popular dream for expectant women and women who are in their menstrual cycle.
To dream that something is written in blood indicates that you possess much determination and drive. You refuse to quit a task until it is completed.
To dream that you are drinking blood implies that you feel invigorated and full of energy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are doing the bleeding try to stay out of confrontations with family and friends, the blood may not be literal but rather, signify a state of ‘bleeding’ emotions.
If the blood is seen as a transfusion your troubles will not be long-lasting.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The exact significance would depend upon the other details of the dream, but if you yourself are bleeding anywhere, it generally indicates an unfortunate love affair, or a quarrel with some valued friend.... Mystic Dream Book
To dream of a violent scene where blood appears indicates that we are being self-destructive in some way.
If we are having to deal with blood, we need to be aware of our own strength.
If we have been injured and someone else is dealing with the blood, we need to look at what help is necessary to overcome hurt.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To stop the bleeding of yourself or others represents a vital, energetic nature. Dreams of blood when you can’t see who is bleeding means you are undergoing a confusing change in your real life.
If you dream of donating blood, or having a blood transfusion, you can expect your troubles to go away soon.
If you see the word “blood” written in your dream, it may refer to some situation in your life that is permanent and cannot be changed.
To dream of getting a blood clot inside you suggests that you are stuck in a difficult situation and feel powerless to make things better.
If you dream of passing a blood clot out of your body, you may have recently experienced a personal loss or disappointment.
A recent experience has left you feeling tired and possibly changed.
To dream of donating blood can mean you are worried about someone. It may also mean you are giving too much of yourself emotionally to others, and should save some time and energy for your own self.
To dream of having green blood suggests that you are jealous of a friend, or you are having friendship conflicts that are leaving you emotionally exhausted.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were bleeding, try to avoid any sort of controversy with friends or relatives; however, if the blood was that involved in a transfusion, you can expect your difficulties to be very transitory.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Blood may also symbolize passion, especially love or anger.
(3) Possibly the blood is (displaced) menstrual blood. By ‘displaced’ I mean that what you are really seeing in your dream may be menstrual blood even though it appears as just a pool of blood on the pavement or a nosebleed.
If you are a woman, such a dream may be expressing a sexually related anxiety; if you are a man, it may express your horror - that is, fear - of sex and / or women.
(4) Drinking blood means receiving (new’) life or strength. (In religious ritual, symbolically drinking the blood of a sacrificed human or animal may symbolize participation in the life and powder of God.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are bleeding you are losing energy; someone is taking your energy, or you are draining yourself through worry, fear or lack of balance. See what area of body is bleeding. See individual body parts and Chakra.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you dream that you are bleeding out, you may experience physical tiredness or you may feel emotionally drained. On the other hand, it could also indicate a profound change in your personality. In either case, blood can represent a range from passion and love to fury and violence.
It is an admonition that you reflect on your actions, as you may be forgetting one of your values. (See RED)
In antiquity, one was supposed to drink the blood of sacrificed animals during rituals. It manifested the union of the force and power of man with that of the gods. In this sense, dreaming that you are drinking blood could foretell that you will receive energy and renovated vitality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dream includes receiving or losing blood, this may reflect a message that you either are in need of more energy or are being depleted by some situation.
A wound inflicted by another may reflect an external struggle, whereas a medical procedure connects more to an internal process necessary for healing.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a person you know gives you blood in your dream, your unconscious may have signaled that they have the potential to revitalize you.
If a woman dreams of blood, it may be associated with the onset of a period, the blood depicting whatever feelings she may have about menstruation. Blood is also a symbol of passion, love, anger and even violence.
Blood on the ground or blood stains on clothes in a dream suggest great injury or emotional pain to someone, perhaps to you or someone you know.
If you dream of blood in a sexual context, this may refer to loss of virginity, fertility or menstruation.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to receive one as a gift, denotes she will suffer estrangement from one friend, but will, by this, gain one more worthy of her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The degree of his demotion depends on how much blood or pus gushes out.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are furnishing your home with dark furniture shows many quarrels and domestic unrest.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If a fly settles on the wall in your dream, do you wish you could discover the details about something or if everyone in your dream is swatting away flies for you do you feel smart as in no flies on him?
Blood-sucking insects such as gnats, midges or mosquitoes may represent instincts from the unconscious, the water from which they are bred and the darkness in which they thrive. Symbols of irritation, gnats, midges and mosquitoes, like flies, violate the intimacy of their victims and feed off their blood. Is there someone in your waking life who is sucking you dry and draining you of energy?... The Element Encyclopedia
To actually drive on one you will be taking a trip shortly for pleasure.
For the younger set it means they have many ambitions and noble aspirations as it stretches toward their chosen goals.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To actually drive on one you will be taking a trip shortly for pleasure.
For the younger set it means they have many ambitions and noble aspirations as it stretches toward their chosen goals.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreaming of this necromancer practicing his black arts denotes there are evil people around you that will try to influence your life and spoil your domestic bliss.... Encyclopedia of Dreams