The color black in a dream means prosperity and happiness. In a dream, everything black represents money, dominion and power and particularly for those who are used to wearing black. Otherwise, as for those who are not used to wearing black garments, wearing it in a dream means sorrow.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The unconscious, unknown; hidden or avoided, the unaccepted side of self, not being aware, depression; fear, death. Also the eanhy, or source of life and growth. What is hidden in the unconscious or body can be powerfully transformative. Black clothes or undergarments: hidden or unconscious feelings or sexuality. Black animals: unconscious drives and urges. See dark. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol of emotional stagnation or a depiction of the unconscious or the unknown. Grief and death, but also magical power and fertility. In earlier books about dreams, black animals are always seen in an unfavorable light, while white animals are always considered positive images.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Black represents the power of the darkness, the unconscious, what is hidden, and the manifest power of the earth. It may represent grief or morbidity. Black is also considered the color of death. Wearing a black dress in your dreams may suggest mourning, while a black hat suggests having good manners.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To see the color of black in your dream represents disapproval in a person or situation. It also stands for darkness, isolation, and unimportance. Black can also symbolize concealment, dishonesty, or the end of life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of the color black symbolize that which is mysterious, secretive, seductive, unknowable; a shadow aspect of your power that has not yet been realized. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(1) A black hole or dark depths - for example, an unlit cellar or a deep well or oceanic depths - may represent the unconscious. This blackness mav be frightening, so long as the unconscious remains alien and unfamiliar. However, black can also be warm and comforting - which is whv insomniacs arc sometimes advised to close their eyes and imagine themselves wrapped.round in black velvet.
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
The color black represents fear, the absence of light, and ignorance.
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
The darker sides of life connect with the color black. Though it is thought of as the absence of color to some, in the world of physics, black is actually the presence of all colors in the object that embodies it.
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
Black is viewed as a symbol of death and mourning in many cultures, and when it appears in dreams it is linked with feelings of sadness, loss and even passivity. Its appearance may also represent the death of old ideas, or some other aspect of change. Another possible explanation is that it represents a hidden or rejected aspect of the dreamer, as it is also the color of mystery, the unconscious and sometimes even protection. Some dream analysts refer to the shadowy effects of black in dreams, suggesting that they are symbols of the dreamer’s shadow or of an unfulfilled part of their life. It may therefore symbolize absolute recklessness and disregard of life, without considering or caring about the consequences.
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
The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side; the white the open, clear, free side. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream is all in black and white (with no color), you are experiencing an internal change. Your conscious and unconscious selves are merging to create a greater self. This is a positive dream of unification.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams may be a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.
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
To dream of any black animal is unfortunate, for these are associated with evil spirits (Artemidorus); the Chinese attach cspecial misfortune to the symbol of the black cat. American Indians hold it as a symbol of good luck.... The Fabric of Dream
If a person sees himself as receiving black coins contained in a bag or pocket, it means a secret will be told to him which he will guard as a trust to his utmost ability.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of having a black eye symbolizes your refusal to see the truth about something. This dream often suggests that the dreamer is experiencing emotional pain, possibly related to a romantic situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Black grapes, although in reality are excellent buit in a dream they do not augur well for the one who sees them.
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 you dream about a black hole, it is a warning about getting pulled into undesirable situations by people who have a bad influence on you. Rethink your relationships and how much power you give others over yourself. This dream can also indicate that something or someone in your life has just came out of nowhere.... My Dream Interpretation
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
(The corner stone of the Ka’aba; God’s House in Mecca) Seeing or holding the Black Stone of the Ka’aba in one’s dream means paying allegiance to the ruler, or it could mean repentance from sin at the hand of a pious Imam, or it could mean kissing one’s son, wife or bosom friend. It also means serving people in the government.
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
Dreams of a blackberry symbolize forbidden fruit and/or passion that you cannot express in the light of day. Dreams of a phone/organizer/address book represents that you are realizing the enormous power you have in the palm of your hand. See Fruit and World Wide Web.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Thanks to its wild character and peculiar flavor, the blackberry is a symbol of seduction. In this manner, it could give us happiness, but could also occasionally bring us hardships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Its symbolism is somewhat complex. It refers to virginal purity, to pleasure, and to pain. The thorns of the bush express torment; the sweet fruits are joy, fertility, and abundance. They can be interpreted as a reward for effort and suffering. However, you should analyze all the elements of the dream and oneiric image as a whole to decipher the message from the unconscious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Ancient dream oracles suggest that to see a blackbird in your dream is a bad omen, bringing about misfortune for you in the coming weeks. It is a good sign, however, if the blackbird is flying. Modern dream researchers suggest that anxiety is expressed by the presence of black birds, or a blackbird in particular, in 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
To see in your dreams writing in white chalk on a blackboard, denotes ill tidings of some person prostrated with some severe malady, or your financial security will be swayed by the panicky condition of commerce. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: Writing on a blackboard: start managing your money better and don’t borrow any right now.
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 yourself obligated to stand up at the blackboard and explain something generally indicates a feeling of insecurity about your own proposals. On the contrary, it refers to the fear of being held accountable by others for those proposals.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Blackmail suggests that there is a part of us that is aware of information that we hold. However, we have difficulty in sharing that information with others. We may also be called upon to account for past actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: For many people privacy is a very emotive issue and to dream of blackmail suggests that someone has penetrated our defences, probably in an inappropriate way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When there is conflict between two courses of action, to dream of blackmail suggests that we are being forced in some way to take an action which goes against our natural instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Jailer) In a dream, a blacksmith represents a strong personality, a leader, or a powerful and a skillful ruler.
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 some cultures, the job of the blacksmith is sacred, given that it was considered the privilege of the king. There has always been a close relation between metallurgy and alchemy. In Western society, the figure of the blacksmith is usually associated with the action of shaping the hardest materials, whether for one’s own benefit or that of the community. The dream suggests that you can transform many facets of your life to become what you really long to be. The blacksmith also symbolizes the passion that forges your personality. (See IRON)
In Persia, the blacksmith appearing in dreams is a sign of violent fever.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Seeing a blacksmith indicates that you should start working on yourself, developing your talents, accepting fate with courage, and thereby “forging” your true personality. Seeing a blacksmith at work: “strike while the iron is hot”!
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
Vision: Filing your finger nails: you are very bored. See File. Fingernails are breaking off: deep down you hope that a certain matter does not succeed. Cutting your finger nails: you want to cut a person down to size. Seeing two hands with extremely long fingernails: a sign of powerful, aggressive emotions (conscious or unconscious). This dream may be a warning to you to hide those sharp “claws” or you may be bothered by someone else’s sharp intellect.
If these fingernails scratch anyone, beware—you are in danger of getting seriously hurt.
Depth Psychology: The fingernail usually symbolizes the “intellectual weapon” used to defend yourself against the attacks of others. Scratching someone means working off unconscious aggression. See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that your fingernails break indicates that you are struggling to stay away from some circumstance or responsibility.
To dream that you are polishing your fingernails represents beauty.
To dream that you are chewing your fingernails suggests that there is a situation you feel is beyond your ability to deal with. You don’t know how to handle this circumstance.
To dream that your fingernails are growing quickly indicates your wish to connect with someone. You would like to reach out to others in some way.
To dream that a man has long red fingernails indicates that he is connected to his emotions and is sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. This dream may also represents sexual desires and sensuality.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Long fingernails signify difficulties with the opposite sex; short ones predict an unexpected gift; to polish (or varnish) your nails is a warning against impulsive behavior which could lead to a scandal; to (painfully) bend back or damage a nail indicates a rather long season of discontent; to cut your fingernails signifies achievement in prestige; to file your nails signifies achievement through your own efforts; if you dreamed of biting your nails or of nails bitten to the quick, a medical checkup would be advisable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Fingernails are often adorned to draw attention to them, but they can also be a place where anxiety is expressed in the biting of them. Either way, the creative expression associated with fingers as a symbol has the added distinction of adornment when fingernails are featured in a dream, even if that adornment is the evidence of a nail biter.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a shelled mollusk, such as a scallop or cowry, caught your eye in your dream, this may suggest female sexuality. Dream shellfish—in the same manner as the crustaceans—represent the defensive shell you may use in waking life to avoid hurt or emotional involvement.
If you came across an oyster in your dream, was the shell open or closed? If the oyster shell was shut, it may be hinting that your unconscious contains a pearl of wisdom. Oysters are also traditionally thought to be aphrodisiacs, so is it time to reinvigorate your love life? If the oyster shell was empty, could your unconscious have been indicating events that have passed you by, or do you think the world is no longer your oyster? If a mussel features in your dream, this may suggest that you are afraid to reveal your soft, pulpy and vulnerable interior and are in a state of hiding. Another interpretation is that you are worried about your state of dependence, having attached yourself to someone or something because you believe that you cannot make it on your own. Consider also the homonym for mussel. Should a clam or clams appear in your dream are you closing up, withdrawing, withholding, avoiding, being reticent or clamming up in some way in waking life? Perhaps you are keeping a secret. Alternatively, it could be that something in your life feels sticky or uncomfortably close, as in clammy. On the other hand it may also imply happiness, euphoria, and that you are as happy as a clam.
If a freshwater or land-based snail featured in your dream, do you wish to creep into your shell or, as snails move slowly, is a project taking longer than you thought in waking life? Other interpretations for snail include: lacking in vitality or enthusiasm, needing to slow down or speed up, being ready to protect or defend yourself, and feeling at home wherever you go.
If slugs feature in your dream, this can suggest any of the following: that you are lacking in energy or vitality, functioning below par, being unenthusiastic or making slow but steady progress. They could also suggest a devious, unmannered or deceitful person, a slug or slime ball, that you are feeling vulnerable, or that you or someone else is being spineless and is acting in a cowardly manner.
Octopuses have numerous tentacles that operate independently, so could your unconscious have been commenting on your multitasking ability? As a sea creature, the octopus carries the energy of emotion and the many ways to hold or connect. In their positive form, these creatures reflect emotional depth and the ability to direct your energy in many directions without losing your center. A dream octopus may therefore suggest successful business deals or any other project involving much multitasking. It may also be associated with a person or situation that has many ways of holding or affecting you, such as a mother or a debt.
If a squid squirted a cloud of black ink in your face in your dream, could this be indicating that emotional conflicts are being obscured rather than confronted?... The Element Encyclopedia
(Fastener) In a dream, a nail represents a commander or a governor.
A nail in a dream also represents attainment of one’s goal. Fastening a nail to a piece ofwood in a dream means getting married. Nails in a dream also could represent an army, and they could signify strength and benefits. Swallowing nails in a dream means swallowing one’s anger. Nails in a dream also represent someone who associates with evil people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Bonding; holding power, male sexuality. Nail in bor*,. consciousness painfully bound to physical reality. Idioms; hit the nail on the head; tough as nails; nailbiting; bed of nails; nail in ones coffin. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a nail represent that you are attempting to hold something together or to bond with something or someone. Perhaps this dream is telling you that you are right in your assessment of your current situation, and that you have hit the nail on the head. See Fingernails.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: The penetrative power of the nail may be significant when we are having difficulty with issues of either masculinity or of sexuality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream nails may signify his own sense of self or his assertiveness, whereas in a woman’s dream the same things are likely to be much more representative of the masculine around her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Protection for tender parts of self. Growth taking place. Depending upon how used, may represent a holding together, building strength and support; or, if chewing nails you are making life much harder than it needs to be, not seeing clearly; also hitting the nail on the head means the right perception, headed in the right direction.... The Dream Books Symbols
The external aspect of a person’s nails says a lot about that person’s physical and mental health. So, dreaming of dirty and bitten nails evidences poorly controlled anxiety. If, on the contrary, the nails are well taken care of, it indicates that you know how to control your nerves and that you have a strong enough will to succeed in your objectives.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Nails announce little reward after a lot of work. However, if they are new and shiny, it means that the dreamer will have better means to carry out her task. If, on the contrary, they are old, broken, or corroded, then they indicate diseases and poor emotional relationships with others. Working with nails announces participation in a task that will give you great satisfaction; to find them, fulfillment of your desires; and to nail them, murmurings of someone who despises you.
Since the Romans, iron has been considered a sacred metal.
Dreaming of a rusty iron nail augurs good fortune.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A nail holds or binds objects together that need to be fixed or repaired. To “get nailed” is to get caught at something. Another slang expression, “hit the nail on the head,” may indicate that an accurate appraisal may repair a problem or relationship.
This symbol may be seen as a fingernail or toenail.
If a fingernail is pointing at something, a new direction or viewpoint is being created.
If one stubs a toenail, carelessness may have caught up with the person.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To see or use a nail filer in your dream, suggests that you need to smooth out the rough edges of your personality or your relationship with others. You may be a little to harsh or blunt toward others.... My Dream Interpretation
Nail polish brings beauty and expression to a woman’s hands and to her feet. Thus, putting on nail polish in a dream may comment on your getting ready to express something beautiful through your work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream abuot nail polish remover suggests that you are feeling guilty or regretful about something that you’ve done. You may be worried about how other people will interpret your actions.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Finding a nail: your wealth will continue if you are more careful with your money. Putting a nail in a wall: you will learn that telling the truth is to your advantage; you also should expose an opponent. Particularly long fingernails arc a warning about speculating on a risky venture. Sec Fingernails.
Depth Psychology: A (carpenter’s) nail is a symbol of the strength that holds your relationships together. Dreaming about finger or toenails: you want to hold onto a person or possession—but he/she/it will slip through your fingers anyway.
For the outcome, look at the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Capture; Fingernails; Strength; Victory) Fingernails in a dream represent victory over one’s enemy. Having long fingernails for someone who needs them for his or her work in a dream means prosperity. Long fingernails in a dream also mean a trend that opposes what is common and practical. Long fingernails in a dream also mean strength, power and protection from one’s enemy. Long fingernails in a dream also denote shame. Losing one’s fingernails to a sickness in a dream means losing one’s wealth, or reaching a dead end. Clipping one’s fingernails in a dream means following the common norms, lending money, or collecting gold jewelry. White fingernails in a dream mean understanding, vigilance, or memorizing things. Fighting someone with nails in a dream represents a cunning person. Long and beautiful fingernails in a dream mean money, or business.
If the length of one’s fingernails reaches near breaking in a dream, it means losing to others what otherwise could remain under one’s own control, or it could denote the need to pay alms tax or to distribute charity. Seeing one’s fingernails broken or chipped in a dream means loss of money, status or health.
If one’s fingernails become claws in a dream, it means that he will triumph over his enemy.
(Also see Body’; Claw)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depending on the content of the dream, hammering might represent feelings of anger and hostility or you may be reflecting on hard work and honorable endeavors. Additionally nails may have some sexual connotations.
A man may be expressing some repressed anxiety about sexual potency while a woman may be expressing her unconscious abhorrence of sex.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are hammering you may be either expressing some violent feelings, or you may be reflecting on hard work and honor (depending on the content). Bright nails means you will nevertheless enjoy the work. Bent or dull nails will show sickness and disorder entering your life shortly.
To drive nails shows you will complete a deal and ‘drive’ a hard bargain.
If you injury yourself with a nail you should be careful of careless talk and sharp words. Additionally nails may have some sexual connotations.
A man may be expressing some repressed anxiety about sexual potency and a woman may be expressing her unconscious abhorrence of sex.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Nails are used to hold wood together in a construction project. Thus, they may remind you to nail things shut with regard to a business deal. They may also symbolically represent feeling crucified; they offer the message to quit being a martyr.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream your nails are grown long is very good, and denotes riches, prosperity, and happiness, great success in love, a good industrious husband or wife, and dutiful children; it also foretells that you will suddenly receive a sum of money that will be of great use to you.... The Complete Dream Book
A staple in building and construction, the nail is the ultimate tool for keeping the separate pieces of any structure together.
A nail is the element that is introduced into an environment in such a way as to join disparate segments together, and herein lies its symbolic meaning. To see or use nails in a dream is to have access to that which will keep the thing you are building together in strength and integrity.
The thing you are building represents a new idea in consciousness, and the nails ensure that it will take proper form.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vulnerability, its shell depicting our defence against being hurt; feelings of repulsion for some people. Probably repulsion regarding ‘squirmy’ feelings regarding their body or sexuality. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Retreat, being overly sensitive, inhibition and lack of contact. This dream symbol appears often when one’s shyness collides with the desire for an energetic lifestyle. Are you facing risks with courage? Or retreating into your shell? This dream symbol is also a challenge to make life a little easier and to follow your own Rhythm. According to Freud, a sexual symbol.
Folklore: Lack of moderation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a snail signify that you are taking your time and practicing patience. Your dream may be giving you the message to stop being in such a rush, and to trust that even if your progress appears to be slow, you are making deliberate and distinct strides forward, and are leaving a legacy trailed behind you. This dream may also be revealing your feelings of vulnerability, and you are attempting to protect yourself from being hurt. See Shell.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: The snail appearing in dreams may engender, because of its sliminess, a feeling of repulsion in some people. It does, however, also represent vulnerability and slowness, along with the type of apparent rootlessness seen in the wanderer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see a snail in your dream suggests that you are being overly sensitive. You may feel shy but wish to be more outgoing and energetic. Alternatively, it suggests that you are making steady progress toward a goal. You just need to go at your own pace.... My Dream Interpretation
The image of a snail is related to several meanings: the upward spiral, female and male sexuality, the notion of slowness in the course of things, and also infidelity. However, a snail in dreams can be interpreted as an indication of introspection and shyness.
If in the dream the snail eats plants and flowers, it announces the loss of job due to negligence or laziness; if it shows its horns, infidelity; if it stays in the shell, sympathy for the characters that presented in the episode. If, however, it moves towards the dreamer it suggests delays in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
We often association snails with slowness, and a dream about snails could relate to our sense of something moving as a “snail’s pace” or a communication arriving via “snail mail.” Alternatively, as an animal with a hard shell, a snail can represent someone’s psychological shell.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Symbol: The snail is a symbol of resurrection and also virginity. Vision: Seeing a snail: your mono should be “slowly but surely”! A snail retreating into its shell: you expect something from someone, but are being kept in suspense. Eating snails: you are trying the patience of another person to the limit! Crushing a snail underfoot: your carelessness is putting you at a great disadvantage—serves you right!
Depth Psychology: The snail symbolizes your sensitivity and vulnerability.
The snail shell is a sign that you are looking for a retreat or just to be left alone. See Turtle.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a snail implies that you are easily riled up or upset. You shouldn’t allow yourself to get annoyed so easily. You want to express your individuality, but something seems to be holding you back. It may also indicate that you are slowly reaching your objectives. Travel at a speed that feels comfortable for you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Toenails in dream represent personal things about you that you are secretly proud of. You may dream of painting your toenails when you are in love with someone who sees “the real you”. Or this dream may come when you are feeling very confident in yourself.
A dream of cutting your toenails represents how you are taking care or protecting a certain aspect of your life that is very important to you. This dream is about how you maintain your personal reputation and make sure that others don’t see your flaws.
To dream of having long toenails may suggest that you have been neglecting yourself in some way. Someone might be distracting you from what’s important in your waking life. Or you may need to get more motivated about some situation.
A dream that your toenails become infected or fall off, means that you are worried about the disapproval of others. You may be worried about a secret coming out.... My Dream Interpretation