It is not necessarily an adversary, because it may be taking away what you were working on so that you can pursue your true or greater purpose.
The anteater may be saying that you need not work so hard on fruitless projects.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A dream with an anteater is about perpetuating such states.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2- Psychologically we arc at our most vulnerable where matters of the heart are concerned, and most often need protection in that area.
To dream of someone else wearing a breastplate indicates their capacity to be hurl emotionally.
3- Our need to protect ourselves spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a bone being broken, it tells you that some area of your life is on shaky ground.
The solidity or strength beneath that which is creative or expressive is what is compromised.
If your dream included the injury itself, add the means by which your bones were broken to your interpretation, including if there was another person responsible.
The more creative you are with your rumination of these symbolic meanings, the more successful your interpretation will be.
(See Bones, Body Parts.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
An Unknown Garden : It stands for Jannah. Entering and touring such a garden suggest that the observer will attain Jannah by way of making greater progress in matters of Deen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you have such a dream, has something in your waking life changed dramatically and has that change caused you pain? If you are eating the glass, this suggests that you are taking in the painful experience, but it may be asked whether you are trying to swallow rather than acknowledge your pain.
If you are walking on glass, consider how your direction in life is causing you pain.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are drinking tea in your dream, this may represent some stimulating idea, hope, person or contact. It can also suggest a need for relaxation. To dream that you are drinking water represents your need for emotional and spiritual refreshment, and to dream that you are drinking lemonade signifies that you have the ability to accomplish great things from very little.
If you yourself made, or were given, a mug of warm milk in your dream, your dreaming mind is offering you a sensation of warmth, comfort and security, perhaps to compensate for circumstances that are stressful or demanding in waking life. Your dream may also have reminded you of your need to be nurtured and cherished by a maternal figure, a provider of human kindness. Milk is a basic food that can also be drunk and in a dream it may refer to some deep- seated emotional need.
If you are a woman feeding milk to a child or animal in your dream, this may refer to your desire to mother a person, an animal or protect in some way. Another explanation is that it may represent semen and your desire for a sexual relationship. To spill milk in your dream symbolizes a loss of faith, opportunity, and trust. It may indicate that your friends will cause you much temporary disappointment and unhappiness. To dream of sour or impure milk denotes small problems that will torment you, but to dream that you are bathing in milk denotes a stable circle of reliable and pleasant friends. Finally, to dream that you are choking on milk indicates that you are being overprotected; perhaps you are feeling smothered in some relationship.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: There is a saying that “broken dishes mean good luck,” and that is true for dreams, too, but sometimes the dream may be a warning against too much exuberance: hopes and wishes can be as fragile as glass. Was it broken Glass or broken Porcelain?... Dreamers Dictionary
If already married, she will retain her husband’s love and respect by the wise ordering of his household. See Dishes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
3. Domestic disharmony, arguments (to break a plate or see broken plates).
4. A period of “famine”—likely social, sometimes emotional (an empty plate). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A plate in a woman’s dream represents the best man in her circles.
If a man sees a plate in his dream, it represents the most respected woman in his circles.
If one sees a covered plate being taken out of the room of a sick person, the contents represent the cause of his illness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If food on plate: what one has a sense of ownership about; what one has received or hopes to receive from others, or from one’s own efforts, what you have created and now face. Communal plate: what is available to you but you may have to compete for or share—in work, relationship, life. Empty plate: one’s needs, appetites; receptivity; perhaps status, as in the past only the rich had plates. Idioms: handed to one on a plate; on one’s plate. See food. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A simple plate will indicate a need for simplicity within our lives, whereas a more ornate one may suggest the need for celebration.
If we are holding the plate, we are aware of what we have received from other people.
If someone else is giving us the plate they are offering us something which belongs to them, but which we can now share.
2- The plate as a container is an important image.
If it is more bowl-shaped, it will represent what belongs to the feminine; if flat it will suggest some kind of group ownership.
An empty plate signifies one’s self-involved needs and appetites, whereas a communal plate highlights what there is to share.
The pattern and colour of the plate may be important (see Pattern in Shapes and Colour).
3- Formerly, plates were often only owned by the rich. Spiritually, to own a plate suggests that we have achieved a certain level of awareness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A plate full of food: you can count on the successful completion of your plans and project.
An empty plate: misfortune. Breaking a plate: difficult days and worries are ahead.
A silver plate means that you will take part in a formal, sophisticated event or receive an invitation to one.
Depth Psychology: A plate represents your responsibilities and your desires and needs. What do you have on your plate? Is the plate full or empty? Are you eating from the plate? See Cup.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the plates are empty but very beautiful, they predict luck in love affairs.
If they are empty and dull, they symbolize a boring period of your life. Broken, damaged, or dirty plates foretell family quarrels or domestic problems.... My Dream Interpretation
If the dish is full of foods, it represents the food that is within you (tenderness, solidarity, etc.); however, if the plate is empty, you must find a way to fill it.
If you are washing a stack of dishes, the dream may suggest certain boredom and monotony. Dreaming that you break plates is, however, a mechanism of the unconscious to discharge accumulated tension and provide some peace and quiet.
Dreaming of plates is an excellent omen of health and wealth. You will never fail to have a plate on the table.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the plate is overly full, it could be alluding to the expression about being overly busy, having a “full plate.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2- If the plateau is barren, we may need some further stimulus to help us move on.
If it seems to be a place of safety, we may not wish to move on and perhaps need to take time out to recuperate.
3- Spiritually a plateau offers choices. We can rest on our laurels and take time out to assess our progress, or we can use the plateau for calm and pcace.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are looking at a plateau from up high: you will achieve much in your life, even if nothing points to it right now.
Depth Psychology: Are you somehow dissatisfied with your life at the moment? Are you bored? Remember, a plateau may also be a sign that you can look to the future without worries and obstacles.... Dreamers Dictionary
If it seems to be a place of safety, we may not wish to move on and perhaps need to take time out to recuperate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If there are names on the sign, pay attention to the writing: small letters, elegantly written letters, ornate letters, or letters written in color.
If the sign has a picture, look up its meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
See also Spoons.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Some superstitions associate this dream with love problems.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of stealing from a person or place you know, that is where you should look to for the emotional fulfilment you have been needing. Other dreams about stealing money means someone you are interested in is not paying attention to you. Also see “Stealing a Boyfriend”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
To be accused of stealing, denotes that you will be misunderstood in some affair, and suffer therefrom, but you will eventually find that this will bring you favor.
To accuse others, denotes that you will treat some person with hasty inconsideration. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If they are poor and feel like they have no other alternative or if they are greedy and do not want to put the time and the effort into earning what they need.
(The needs could be emotional as well as material.) Stealing alludes to moral questions in the dream’s psyche. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand why the stealing is taking place. Are people taking from you without your permission, or are you trying to reap the benefits of that which you did not earn? The message from the unconscious may be that of self-evaluation, neediness, and morality.
The understanding of this dream may bring you closer to understanding your deeper needs which will ultimately lead to greater happiness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- To dream of stealing suggests we arc taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If it is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust.
If we are in a gang of thieves, then we should look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group we belong to.
1- Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affect ion.
2- Spiritually, stealing is using energy inappropriately. At each level of awareness we have certain power available to us which must be used wisclv and well For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic Vampirism’ is another form of stealing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Having something or someone you don’t feel you deserve, whether or not this feeling has any foundation.
Someone taking credit for an idea or accomplishment, instead of sharing the recognition with those who deserve it.
Look to see what is taken in the dream, as this can provide more meaning.
For example, seeing someone rob a house symbolizes a person or situation threatening your personal space or possessions.... The Language of Dreams
For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic ‘vampirism’ is another form of stealing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If in dreams this act is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust. However, if we belong to a gang of thieves, then we should carefully look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group that we belong to.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1.If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now.
Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.
If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you’ve accomplished. See “Robber”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(2) The dream may contain a recollection of an actual theft committed by vou.
If so, you need to do something about those guilt-feelings; and what was said in (1) above may still apply.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The objects of theft are often things of value. Therefore, the symbolic meaning implies resources or levels of abundance that are being coveted and then taken without permission or regard for consequences.
The reverse side to stealing is being stolen from. This interpretation features the same themes and adds the elements of violation and loss.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are blackmailing someone in your dream or they are trying to blackmail you, this indicates emotional blackmail that you may be using to try and force someone to do as you want, or emotional blackmail used on you by someone else to get from you what they want.
Violence... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of someone else stealing your boyfriend, you are scared of being betrayed and abandoned, by friends, your romantic partner, or both. Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others.... My Dream Interpretation
2- Because it is two substances uniting into one, steam suggests transformation. It also suggests a transitory experience, sincc steam also melts awav.
3- We are looking at, and are aware of, the all encompassing power of the Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The steam of a locomotive is a promise of great projects to come your way. Steam from a boiling pot on the stove; pay attention—family differences are about to surface.
Depth Psychology: Steam represents the amount of energy you invest in what you do; it also might be symbolic of anger you have repressed. Maybe you invested more energy in a project than was called for? The dream is a warning to release stress and tension to prevent the “pot” firom boiling over or exploding. See Fire, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
The dream may indicate that you are ready and eager to take action on an issue. It may also mean that you are angry with someone or something.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were burned by the steam, the dream is telling you to look out for deception within your close circle; to hear die sound of escaping steam portends quarrels and/or disagreement; a dream of turning off the steam is a sign that you will get a wish—or overcome an obstacle— which you thought was impossible.
Operating a steamroller forecasts success in all your undertakings; but if you dreamed of being run over or hit by one, you are being warned of hidden, but nevertheless active, hostility.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the steam is not under pressure, this symbol might also mean dissolving, solving, solution, resolution, and the pleasure of shedding, as in letting go. Steam is also the symbol of devotion and self-abandon. Steam as a combination of hot water (passionate feelings) and air (intellect) also points to conscious commitment.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A steamroller in a dream also represents force, adversities, aberration, despotism, or it could mean bringing things down to proper level and correcting the course of one’s life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see your friends drinking tea, and you with them, denotes that social pleasures will pall on you, and you will seek to change your feelings by serving others in their sorrows.
To see dregs in your tea, warns you of trouble in love, and affairs of a social nature.
To spill tea, is a sign of domestic confusion and grief.
To find your tea chest empty, unfolds much disagreeable gossip and news.
To dream that you are thirsty for tea, denotes that you will be surprised with uninvited guests. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- The Japanese tea ceremony suggests a unique way of caring for and nurturing someone, as does afternoon tea.
Dreaming of tea cups in particular links with the individual’s need for divination (reading tea leaves).
A tea break in a work environment suggests a need for rest and relaxation from concentration.
3- lea as a symbol suggests spiritual refreshment and making an offering.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
In the East, this beverage is sacred to Buddha, making it one of tranquillity and meditation. This symbol expresses that actions and words are in accord.
An ability to see beyond the surface of a situation and discern hidden truths. Tea leaf reading is still a popular form of divination.
Universal ideals and community. In Japan, the tea ceremony becomes a group meditation on the higher truths common to all humankind.
Two people pouring out of the same teapot in your dream portends arguments.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Tea might be a symbol of your need for peace and quiet, companionship, or relaxation. Your immediate future will bring interesting experiences, new ideas, and new people into your life.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of teacups in particular links with our need to know the future (reading tea leaves).
A tea break in a work environment suggests a need for rest and relaxation from concentration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream about drinking tea with your friends, there is shallowness in your friendships and something darker is beneath the surface. Teabags in a dream suggest that you are hiding something from the people who care about you. Also see “Teapot”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
An elementary school teacher in a dream represents a commander, a judge, a scholar, or a trainer.
A grammar teacher and a language teacher in a dream represents honor, dignity, exalted rank, helping others, having important connections with people in authority, scholars, or he could represent understanding, clarity of speech, easy life, profits, marriage, children, or parents.
A teacher in a dream also represents a bird hunter who presides over the affairs of ignorant people.
(Also see Educator; Engraver; Grammarian; Language; Writer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream could be addressing your issues with authority and approval. Also, you may have a need for guidance and new learning. See Also: School... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The teacher is an archetypal figure of authority. Bad conscience, often connected to sensuality. Teachers are almost always the leaders that guide us into adulthood. This may also be an initiation dream.
The inner guide teaching about maturity and self-discipline. On the other hand, there may be the tendency to preach to oneself and to others.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- For many people, a teacher is the first figure of authority they meet outside the family. That person has a profound effect on the child and the teacher is often dreamt about in later years. Teachers can also generate conflict if their expressed views are very different to those learnt by the child at home. This may be something which has to be resolved through dreams in later vears.
2- When we are looking for guidance, the Animus/Anima (see Introduction) can present itself in dreams as a teacher. Often the figure will be that of a headmaster or headmistress (someone who ‘knows better’).
3- A spiritual teacher usually appears either in dreams or in person when the individual is ready to progress. There is a saying ‘when the chela (pupil) is ready, the teacher will come’. Often, that teacher will not appear as a Wise Old Man (See Introduction) or woman, but as a person appropriate to the level of the dreamer’s understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: If a man dreams about a female teacher, it means he has a repressed, sadistic streak—the craving to physically punish, even brutalize others. Seeing a teacher is a warning about thoughdess and frivolous behavior. Talking with a teacher: it is not only the best but also right time to solve long neg-lected problems.
If you are the teacher, it means you think you know everything better than anybody else and have a tendency to lecture other people. See Exam, Test.
Depth Psychology: The teacher is usually your inner guide who is standing by with helpful advice.
The teacher reminds you that life is a continuous test and challenge.
The dream is also addressing your self-doubt, challenging you to trust yourself. See Steering Wheel.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being the teacher, consider whether or not you feel adequate for the job, frustrated, or joyous.
If you dream that the teacher is someone other than yourself, then you are projecting what you already know onto them, and/or projecting your power outside of self. Keep in mind that you cannot be taught something you don’t already know.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we dream of ourselves as a teacher we will need to look at what information we have that should be passed on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dreamed of a dangerous or evil teacher, or just an incompetent one, you may be getting bad advice from someone close to you.
If you were the teacher, see “Teaching”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
Otherwise, see under Learn.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the teacher is a serious, formal, scholarly person, it means that you are at a formative stage of intellectual development.
If the teacher inspires respect and admiration (a father figure), the dream expresses emotional maturity and stability. (See GRANDPARENTS, ACADEMY, AUTHORITY, LIBRARY, and HERMIT)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The teacher is the one with the knowledge, and to dream of one is to be tapping into the part of you that knows.
If the teacher is someone known to you, add the element of that person’s personal qualities to your interpretation.
The less you know of the teacher in a dream, the more you may be experiencing wisdom at an archetypal level. No matter how the teacher appears, consider that there may be something for you to learn. Learning occurs by accumulating small amounts of data that build upon each other. Teachers know what piece of information needs to be added next in order for learning to take place.
A figure of authority, the teacher is the one person at school who knows what the lesson plan is. Teachers have both the questions and the answers. Not only do they control what happens in the classroom, but they also know why things are ordered in a particular way. Each of our teachers presents us with the specific information needed to master a particular level of our functioning. Any teacher in a dream represents the part of you that understands this concept of step-by-step mastery and provides the mental environment in which learning occurs, or is blocked. There is great patience built into this process, even though many of your teachers in life may have lacked this quality. When a teacher appears in your dream, examine the person as a character aspect of yourself.
The teacher’s behavior toward you in the dream and your resulting feelings will offer insight as to how well your inner guidance system is operating and to what degree you are showing yourself patience with the pace of your growth.
A kindly teacher will result in a very different interpretation from one who is abusive or frightening.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If this archetype appears in your dreams, it can suggest that others seek you out for the richness of your experience or that you need to seek out someone or something to teach you the ropes. The shadow teacher manifests as a desire to manipulate or abuse those you are instructing, and to be more concerned with recognition than with imparting knowledge.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of a teacher who was an overbearing bully, is this referring to aspects of yourself or someone you know?... The Element Encyclopedia
For a woman to break or see them broken, omens her pleasure and good fortune will be marred by a sudden trouble.
To drink wine from one, foretells fortune and pleasure will be combined in the near future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are operating with synergy, then this dream signifies that you are powerfully unified within yourself and you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
If the team is operating in disharmony, then this dream is a message for you to organize your various sub-personalities into a singular focus so that you can win this game called life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is especially lucky to dream of being on a winning team.
To dream that you are watching a sports team, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams that feature baseball can be littered with sexual symbols such as the bat, the ball and the gloves. According to Freudians, such dreams—and this would be true of all games containing umpires or referees—might be an oblique reference to a challenge you have made to a father figure, as represented by the umpire. The white outfits worn in the game of cricket may suggest a yearning for childhood innocence; the friendly, relaxed and languid nature of the game might reveal a longing to withdraw from a fiercely competitive environment, whether at home or at work. The intense passions of football, whether in the form of rugby, soccer or gridiron, may symbolize sexual excitement; scoring a goal or a try, for example, might symbolize orgasm. Jungians, however, would see dream football as a mirror of the dreamer’s spiritual aspirations. Some team sports seem unlikely topics for a dream but your dreaming mind may select them specifically for their symbolism. To dream that you are part of a rowing team, for example, stresses the importance of collective effort and pulling together as a team.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see or find something of your torn up is a good sign, meaning you will have an unexpected triumph or gain.
For tears, see “Crying”.... My Dream Interpretation
To interpret tearing something up in dreams will depend on whether the action is destructive or one of division in order to share.
If the article is already torn, then there is an aspect of our lives that is less than perfect and has been damaged in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are crying we may not feel we are able to give way to emotion in everyday life, but can do so in the safe scenario of a dream.
If we dream of someone we know in tears we perhaps need to look at our own conduct to see if it is appropriate.
If we do not know them then we have offended against our own code of behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If others are tearing your clothes, it would be an offense caused by rumors in your social circle.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If such tears are finally shed in the dream, they mean that one will willingly spend such money, or get rid of it to conceal his act.
If one sees tears running from his right eye and entering his left eye in the dream, it means that his son and daughter may engage in sexual intercourse, and he must immediately separate between their rooms, and teach them about the lawful and the unlawful. Tears which come during yawning in a dream signify payment of an unjust fine. Seeing tears during the daylight time, or under the sun, or in front of a fire in a dream means business losses caused by one of these three elements. Tears in a dream also signify loneliness, leaving one’s homeland, or yearning to see one’s beloved, or they may represent pearls.
(Also see Pearl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If we are crying we may not feel we are able to give way to emotion in everydav life, but can do so in the safe scenario of a dream.
If we dream of someone else in tears we perhaps need to look at our own conduct to see if it is appropriate.
2- To dream of being in tears and then to wake up and discover that we are actually crying, suggests that some hurt or trauma has come sufficiently close to the surface to enable us to deal with it on a conscious level.
3- fears can represent hurt or compassion, and it is often this latter meaning which applies spiritually. Experiencing compassion in a dream can make us more aware of the necessity for it in waking life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The Egyptians related tears with fertility, based on the myth of the flooding of the Nile (their means of fertilizing the fields); thanks to the tears shed by Isis in search of her murdered husband.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of observing others being teased indicates the revelation and attainment of a secret ambition.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you were being teased, you are likely to hear some pleasant financial news shortly.
To dream of observing others being teased indicates the accomplishment of a secret ambition.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of being teased, denotes that you will win the love of merry and well-to-do persons.
For a young woman to dream of being teased, foretells that she will form a hasty attachment, but will not be successful in consummating an early marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If we are teasing someone and pointing out their idiosyncrasies, we may actually be highlighting our own discrepancies.
2- Teasing can be a form of bullying, of becoming a victim. We need to understand our requirement to have power over someone, rather than helping them. Teasing will often arise from an insecurity and an awareness of our own doubts and fears. In archetypal terms it is an easy way to project our own difficulties onto other people.
3- Within spiritual development one becomes aware of others’ faults of character. Teasing or being teased in dreams alerts us to an ego state which is not appropriate for further development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are being physically tortured in dreams, we need to look at the other images and personalities in the dream to discover what significance such action has in our everyday life. It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realizing it. Torment has a hugely emotional charge behind it and reveals an element of sadism in our dream tormentor. This can amount to persecution and is the sort of dream that will surface in post-traumatic stress disorder.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is more likely to be emotional or mental pain.
If we are unable to deal with the hurt, the dream may escalate into one of torment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile