If you are acclaimed but unable to see the face of those who do so, it means you are in danger (vanity is hurting you). On the other hand, if cheers are scarce and you can identify the faces of those who praise you, success will be brief and will only serve to flatter your ego.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of seeing an amateur actor on the stage, denotes that you will see your hopes pleasantly and satisfactorily fulfilled.
If they play a tragedy, evil will be disseminated through your happiness.
If there is an indistinctness or distorted images in the dream, you are likely to meet with quick and decided defeat in some enterprise apart from your regular business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A dream of a person who pursues an art or a craft because he or she loves it instead of as a means of making money (which is the real meaning of “Amateur14) is a sign that your expectations of life will be fulfilled.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreams of an amateur reflect your frustration with your learning curve or the amateur skill level of someone you are working with. This dream may be suggesting that your actions are lacking patience and compassion. See Mistake.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art that is currently enjoying a new-found popularity. Essential oils are used to stimulate healing through the senses. They are highly concentrated and some can be dangerous if overused or if placed directly on the skin, so be sure to follow directions on the package if you decide to experiment with them.
Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin. It is frequently used in lotions and face creams since it is said to diminish wrinkles and bring a healthy glow to the skin over time. The effects of essential oils appear to be cumulative.
Lavender is known as a comforting, relaxing scent and is frequently recommended by aromatherapists and other holistic practitioners because of its calming influence. The scent of lavender can balance body and mind, and help induce sleep. When you are getting enough rest, you’re more likely to get more out of your dreams because you’re in good health. There are several ways you can use lavender to help you achieve restful sleep and dreaming. It can be placed in a diffuser, or on a cotton ball or piece of fabric tucked inside your pillowcase. You can make a room and pillow spray from water, witch hazel and lavender essential oil. The mixture should be kept in a dark glass bottle since sunlight can diminish the effects of essential oils. Simply spray a mist in the air around the bed or spray directly onto the pillows and sheets. You may want to test the fabric first to ensure that it doesn’t stain.
There are hundreds of aromatherapy oils with which you may want to experiment but make sure you follow safety guidelines or consult with an aromatherapist first. The following essential oils are all thought to reduce stress and encourage restful sleep and dreaming: lavender, vetiver, rosemary and chamomile. For essential oils thought to encourage lucid dreaming, you may want to try the following: clove—improves dream recall; mugwort increases visualization; anise— repels nightmares; clary sage—promotes intuitive awareness.... The Element Encyclopedia
Example: ‘I sit on a bed. Near me, looking at a book I am holding is a woman I know, Jane. I realise as we talk that her foot is touching mine. As my wife is on my left across the room I feel uncomfonable about this. Now Jane has her left hand on my penis. I have only underpants on.
The contact is pleasant and undemanding, but I feel more and more ill at ease. I feel Jane is not having any respect for my relationship with my wife and stan to tell her so’ (Mr BS). In the example the bed is the environment in which the action takes place.
The bed is an opportunity to explore the dreamer’s decisions about sex.
Bed is one of the commonest symbols in dreams. It represents, depending on the dream context, marriage; sex, rest, giving up and taking to one’s bed, passivity; sensual rather than sexual contact; sickness, intimacy, privacy. Sometimes it represents sleep and meeting or unconscious—or torture, because in bed we may be tortured by insomnia, worries, physical pain. Also our lives—you’ve made your bed, now lie on it. Bed is an important symbol to understand. It so often shows exactly what we are doing in our subtle areas of relationship. In the example, the man is wrestling with his desire for pleasure and his sense of commitment; but also, whether he will keep his pleasure for himself, or share it with his wife. See example in contraceptive. Idioms: bed of nails; bed of roses; go to bed with; make one’s bed and lie on it. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Companion) To share one’s bed with a deceased person in a dream means paying a pecuniary penalty which will be exacted by the authorities. Sharing one’s bed with someone who is away on a trip in a dream means receiving news from him. Sharing one’s bed with evil companions, spirits, satans or jinn in a dream means fighting against a crime ring.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Straw mat) Owning a carpet or a straw mat on which one sits in the wintertime in a dream means comfort, promotion, high ranking status and exaltation. Acarpet in a dream also represents the master ofthe house. All types of carpets or mats are included in this category.
If one sees himself sitting on a carpet in a dream, it means that he will purchase a property or a farm. In a time ofwar, sitting on a carpet in a dream means safety from danger.lfone sees himself gazing at a carpet in the dream, and ifhe sees in it the image reflection of a person he recognizes, it means that the figure drawn on the carpet is a person who has gone astray. It also means that such a person will present him with an amazing report that will be infested with falsehood.
A carpet in a dream also means worldly gains for its owner.
If it is folded in the dream, it means that his worldly interests are limited.
A folded carpet in a dream also means restricted income, difficulties in travels, tightness in one’s heart about some concerns or lack of success in establishing a good livelihood.
A new and well made carpet in a dream also represents a long life to its owner, prosperity and decisiveness. Seeing a carpet spread for one to sit on it and whose owner is unknown in an unknown place in a dream means that one will emigrate to a foreign land and succeed in establishing a good livelihood for himself. Ifin such a place the carpet is thin in the dream, it means worldly gains and longevity. Sitting on a carpet in a dream also means associating with leaders and judges. Ifone’s carpet is stolen, burned or thinned in a dream, it means nearing the term of his life in this world, afflictions, illness or emaciation.
An old torn carpet in a dream means distress, or a man who boosts about himself, who exalts his status and consequently emerges to be a liar and false.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Sometimes depicts one’s financial state, bare floorboards being poverty; can be the colour or design which are important; comfort or lack of it in life (Do you feel satisfied with yourself?); a cover up; feeling of being walked on. Idioms: sweep something under the carpet; on the carpet, roll out a red carpet. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Soft and luxurious or shabby with spots, the carpet may say something about the quality of comfort in your daily life. It may also reflect the lining of the womb or creative sexual center. Thus, cleaning the carpet may remark on cleaning up your sexual attitudes and clearing them of shame. Stains on the carpet are stains that mar the beauty of what you have laid as your foundation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a carpet symbolize that you are cushioned from life’s hardships, that you are enjoying luxury and comfort. Consider the condition of the carpet, the color, the room that is in, and whether or not you are hiding something under the carpet.
If this is a magic carpet, they you are rising above troubles, overcoming obstacles and getting a higher view. See Aladdin and Rug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An omen of general good luck, unless it was shabby and/or soiled, in which case you are being warned to get out (or stay out) of debt See also Furniture.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This element is much more important for the eastern culture than for the western. It represents happiness and tranquility, as it symbolizes the warmth of home. It predicts well-being in emotional and romantic relationships. The unconscious is seeking comfort and happiness.
If in dreams you sell carpets, it means that you intend to deviate from the routine in order to jump into unknown adventures.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A carpet decorates but can also hide, as in the expression “to sweep under the carpet,” so a carpet in a dream can indicate something that is hidden. Carpets also have a positive, welcoming meaning, as in the expression “to roll out the red carpet.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Red carpets: Special treatment or well-deserved honor.
Sweeping beneath: Hidden matters or things you’re trying to conceal (see Broom).
Flying carpet: Another type of flying dream, but one that also denotes a sense of rescue, maneuverability, and safety. Aladdin’s carpet aided him in times of great need.
Buying a rug in dreams is a good sign that foretells gains and financial help that’s available from friends.
Wall-to-wall carpeting reflects an attempt to try and cover up some type of flaw in your character instead of fixing it.
Tapestry rugs often have pictographs or whole scenes that reflect prevalent matters in your life. Look at the whole image first, then each object or person shown, for significance (see Fabric).... The Language of Dreams
In some instances, these can indicate the state of your finances; so bare floorboards, for example, would indicate hardship. Alternatively, do you feel as if you are being walked on or something is being covered up? Pay attention to the color and design; these may reflect how satisfied you feel with yourself. A carpet with a distinct floral design, for example, may be an optimistic symbol of a garden, but if the pattern is of a labyrinth or maze, perhaps you feel trapped and confused in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
if it was large and new, then it is interpreted upon 8 sides: glory, high standing, honor, rank, blessing, wealth, long lifetime, compliments in proportion to his importance.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
To dream of old classmates implies that someone from your past is relevant in understanding a present friendship or association. Some inner realization from earlier days will help you to resolve an issue today.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of your current classmates, they represent aspects of your own personality. Look to the people you dreamed about for signals of personality traits they have that you desire in yourself, or that you wish to get rid of.
If you dream of former classmates (from years gone by), this suggests that you need to draw on your old associations with your former classmates to gain insight in some current relationship. You learned a lesson from your relationships with the person or people you were dreaming about, and that lesson can help you in some aspect of your life now. So look to the people you dreamed of, and the experiences you had with them, for clues to how to act in a current situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
Nature and natural occurrences have always played an important part in man’s spiritual understanding. Changes which were previously attributed to the gods, such as thunderstorms and floods, tend to have a more prosaic explanation in the present day. In dreams they represent disturbances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: As the world is seen to undergo climate change through human intervention, dreams can take on a more apocalyptic feel. We seem to be less in touch with the effect we have on the world we live in.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a cremation represent completion and the end of a cycle. Perhaps you are coming to accept ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and the temporal nature of life. You are realizing the ego diminishes to dust in the light of the fire of transformation and only that, which is real remains.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a door mat represent that you’ve been allowing people to walk all over you. You are afraid of saying “No” for fear that you will not be loved. Low -worth has you putting up with intolerable circumstances.
It is time for you to dust yourself and stand up for what you need and want.
A welcome mat signifies that you are receptive to the blessings of this universe, to new opportunities, and that you have an open door policy to life. Consider the feeling tone. See Rug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This is the symbolic preparation before something new is embarked upon. You stop for a moment and clean your shoes so that what is unwanted from your past will not be carried forward into your future. Also consider that a doormat is sometimes used as a term for a person who allows other people to wipe their feet on them figuratively, and this meaning may be reflected in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of drugs represent a desire for a -destructive vacation from reality to escape your mental, emotional or physical pain. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel, and your dream is helping you to address your unhealthy tendencies so that you can make a change. See AA.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a drug dealer suggests that you have some dishonesty around you. You might want to rethink who your current friends are. You need to take your life in a more positive direction - are your friends holding you back from this?... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream about yourself or someone else taking (or being asked to take) a drug test, you are feeling guilty about something. Make sure your behavior matches up with what you know is right.... My Dream Interpretation
The interpretation of drugs in your dreams depends on the relationship, you have with drugs in your daily life and if they are doctor prescribed or not.
If you are a drug user, then the drugs are an extension of what you normally do and you need to look at the other details of your dream to get a good interpretation. However, if you use drugs rarely or never, then this dream could represent a need to get well, to escape from daily stress, and a desire to get quick relief.
The drugs could be suggesting a need for healing and getting in balance. Your unconscious mind may be suggesting outrageous things in hopes that you get the message to “have fun, dream dreams, and get out of your own head!” Please keep in mind that the purpose of dreams is to raise our consciousness and to assist us in having better lives.
The message in the dream about drug use is most likely not encouraging you to use drugs but it may represent a need to feel better or get better.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- When drugs appear in a dream whether self-administered or not this suggests that we may need external help to enable us to change our inner perceptions.
To be taking drugs suggests we feel we have relinquished control of a situation in our waking lives and are having to rely on external stimuli.
To have an adverse drug reaction could mean that we fear madness.
To be given drugs against our will indicates that we are being forced to accept an unpalatable truth.
2- We may be attempting to avoid reality and drugs can enable us to do this. They can also be a healing agent in restoring balance.
To be given drugs by a qualified person signifies that we have accepted someone else’s greater knowledge.
To be sold drugs illegally indicates that we are prepared to take unnecessary risks.
3- Certain drugs can be taken to induce a state of euphoria or a change of consciousness. This can be dangerous, since it is like using a crowbar rather than a key to open a door. Such practices can onlv be valid if done with knowledge and understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It has long been known that ingesting certain substances, particularly herbal derivatives, can alter perception. These can induce anything from a state of euphoria to a distortion of reality. This, however, can be dangerous – without knowledgeable supervision – since it is like using a crowbar rather than a key to open a door to the psyche.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be attempting to avoid reality and drugs can enable us to do this. They can also be a healing agent in restoring balance. In dreams, to be given drugs by a qualified person signifies that we have accepted someone else’s greater knowledge.
To be sold drugs illegally indicates that we are prepared to take unnecessary risks.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When drugs appear in a dream – whether self-administered or not – this suggests that we may need external help to enable us to change our inner perceptions.
To be taking drugs suggests we feel we have relinquished control of a situation in our waking lives and are having to rely on external stimuli.
To have an adverse drug reaction in dreams could mean that we fear madness.
To be given drugs against our will indicates that we are being forced to accept an unpalatable truth. You might like to consult the entries for alcohol / alcoholic, drunk and medication / medicine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of using drugs, it suggests you have feelings of insecurity and regret. You worry that people will discover who you really are.
If you dream of hiding your drug-taking from someone, especially a parent, you have been keeping a secret that will hurt you if you don’t let it out.
If you dream that someone pressures you to take drugs, beware of that person in real life because they are a bad influence.
The same as the above is true if you dream that someone gave you drugs without your knowledge. This dream may also suggest that you are stubbornly ignoring facts that are staring you right in the face.
If you dreamed of being drugged to the extent that it interfered with, or altered, your normal movements and/or behavior, it is a warning that there is active jealousy around you from someone who would not only be ready and willing to take advantage of any mistake you might make but might even try to mislead you into making one. Be extra careful of your actions following this dream.
A dream of giving or selling drugs suggests that you have some dishonesty around you - rethink who your current friends are.
If your dream featured someone else who possessed drugs or took drugs, it is telling you to stop drifting and take a more positive role in your life.
If you dreamed of you or someone else overdosing on drugs, it is a serious warning that your behavior has become self-destructive. You need to take a more positive approach to dealing with your problems and set your eyes on your future, or you will end up sabotaging yourself and not getting what you want. Also see “Drug Dealer”, “Drugstore” and “Drug Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
The meaning of this dream varies greatly according to the details of its action.
If you dreamed of being drugged to the extent that it interfered with, or altered, your normal movements and/or behavior, it is a warning that there is active jealousy around you from someone who would not only be ready and willing to make capital of any mistake you might make but might even try to mislead you into making one.
Be extra careful of your actions following this dream.
Drugs used in a dream as an antidote to pain predict an increase in income, but to take drugs as a lark signifies that someone is trying to lead you astray.
If your dream featured addiction or an addict, it is telling you to stop drifting and take a more positive role in life.
A dream of giving or selling drugs suggests that you have some dishonesty around you and you’d do well to reassess your current companions.
Of course the foregoing applies only if you don’t actually use drugs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
In positive sense, used to balance or correct disharmony within the body. Also, an escape from dealing with life, numbing oneself to outer conditions; searching for answers without rather than within. Looking for enlightenment through unnatural resources.... The Dream Books Symbols
Dreaming that you use drugs or you look at drugs evidences you want to escape using dangerous means that will eventually pull you away from family and friends. Dreaming it too often alerts of the possibility of falling into this world.
Drum Hearing a drum warns that a friend or family member will find themselves in trouble and will urgently need your help. Playing a drum, in contrast, shows your capacity to communicate yourself and to establish relationships with more disparate people.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
You may be looking for an instant but temporary shift of consciousness. All drugs dramatically alter the experience of the individual taking them. Hence, they represent a shift in consciousness that is controlled by the user and is instantaneous. Also inherent in considering this symbol is the matter of consequences. When many substances are abused, especially recreational drugs, there is a disregard for the potential harm they can cause and the often challenging aftereffects of their use.
The desire for the high outweighs the difficulties that result from the overindulgence. When drugs appear in a dream, there may be a life situation where you are looking for a quick fix rather than the more difficult path of meeting things consciously.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If your dream involved a drugstore, it indicates that you would benefit from a change of scene. Maybe you should consider changing your social group, or even switching schools or jobs.... My Dream Interpretation
The drugstore is a place where so many needs can get met, and it is in those needs that the meaning of such a location can be found. Pharmaceuticals may relate to a health issue or healing that needs to take place.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vision + Depth Psychology: If you are about to enter a drugstore: a warning to pay more attention to your health—if neglected, it might be in danger. Being sick and walking into a drugstore: recuperation is possible. This dream might also indicate your having to pay too much money for something.
If you are the pharmacist: you would like to be wealthy.... Dreamers Dictionary
In a dream, exclamation of God’s sovereignty, i.e., uttering the formula “La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Ilia Billah” (There is no will or power except that of God’s Almighty) means constant repentance in wakefulness and hope for salvation. It also means conquering one’s enemies.
(Also see Exalting God’s oneness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Disease; Ophthalmia) In a dream, eye inflammation means tightening of one’s earnings, or it could mean heedlessness. Seeing one’s eyes inflamed in a dream means that one’s father or mother may fall sick. Inflammation of the eyes in a dream also denotes near blindness or suffering from a cataract. Any vision loss in a dream represents failing to properly perform one’s religion, loss in business or an indication of the state of one’s children.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Leading a group of people in one’s dream suggests that the observer will assume leadership in the community provided he faces towards the proper direction of Qiblah,. Such a person will treat his followers with fairness, justness and rectitude. But if he does not face the Qiblah it means he will exploit his subject during his term of office.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to modem theory, the amount of information the human brain can hold is more than is held in all the books in the Library of the British Museum. Gradually it is becoming recognised that information gathered is not simply what we ‘learn’ from vocal communication, or read, or set out to leam. In fact an unimaginable amount of information gathering has gone on prior to speech, and goes on at an unimaginable speed prior to school years. Consider a small preschool child walking into the garden It has learnt gradually to relate to muscular movement, balance and its own motivations and feeling reactions in a way enabling it to walk. It has already grasped thousands of bits of ‘information’ about such things as plants in the garden, the neighbour’s cat, the road outside, possible dangers, safe areas. Stupendous amounts have already been absorbed about interrelationships.
An idea of ‘reality’ in the sense of what is probable, and what would be dangerously out of norm, has been formed. We gather information in ways little recognised. How our parents relate to their environment and to other people is all recorded and leamt from, bringing about enormous ‘programming’ affecting how we act in similar circumstances.
As explained in the entry on the dream as spiritual guide, we have great ability in ‘reading’ symbols, ritual, an, music, body language, architecture, drama, and extracting ‘meaning’ from them. So we have immense stores of information from these sources. Work done with people exploring their dreams over a long period suggests that some of these information resources are never focused on enough to make conscious what we have actually learnt. Sometimes it is enough simply to ask oneself a question to begin to focus some of these resources. Such questions as what social attitude and response to authority did I learn at school? What feeling reaction do I get when I am in the presence of someone I know well? These may help to bring to awareness aspects of information gathered but remaining unconscious. These unfocused, or unconscious, areas of information can explain why we have apparently irrational feeling responses to some people or situations.
the body A lot of what we call the unconscious are basic physiological and psychological functions.
For instance in a modern house, when we flush the toilet, we do not have to bring a bucket of water and fill the cistern again.
A self regulating mechanism allows water to flow in and switches it off when full. This is a clever built-in function that had to be done manually at one time. Nowadays we have built into some dwellings fire sprinklers or burglar alarms. Through repeated actions over thousands or millions of years, many basic functions, or functions only switched on in emergencies, have been built into our being. We do not need to think about them, just as we do not have to give awareness to the fire sprinkling system or toilet each time we walk through a room or flush the toilet. They are therefore unconscious.
Research with animals in connection with rewards and conditioned reflexes has shown that by gradually leading an animal towards a certain performance by rewarding it each time it gets nearer to the goal, it can do the most amazing things. It can increase the circulation of blood to its ear, slow its heart, and in fact influence body functions which were thought to be completely involuntary. Where human beings have learnt to use some of these techniques—such as raising the temperature of an arm at will, or helping to increase the efficiency of the immune system—the actual processes still remain unconscious. In general, however, the body’s functions are thought to be outside our awareness, and so are one of the areas of the unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(arb. Jihad; Inner struggle; Outer struggle; Struggle) In a dream, one’s inner struggle means hastening to serve the needs of his family, an act for which the person receives blessings, praises and gratitude. Inner struggle or Jihad in a dream means prosperity, paying one’s debts, challenging arrogant people or oppressors, and walking on the straight path.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In this case, laughing in a dream means sorrow, while smiling in a dream means politeness and correct conduct.
Crying in a dream is usually interpreted as happiness, but when accompanied with intonation or wailing, it means a calamity.
As for putting grease over one's hair, dream interpreters infer the meaning of adornment, while if it dribbles over one's face, they call it hypocrisy, fawning, or adulation.
As for saffron in a dream, they interpret it to mean praises or commendation, while should its color manifest in one's body or clothing, then they call it an illness.
As for feathers in a dream, they call them wealth or comfort, but when one sees himself flying with wings, they interpret it to mean travels or rising in station, depending on how high one reaches in his dream.
If one's hand is cut off in a dream, and if he sees himself carrying it, it means having a brother or a son, while if he loses it in the dream, it means an adversity or loss of a brother or a son.
If a sick person sees himself in a dream walking out of his house in silence, it means his death and funeral, while if he speaks in the dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.
Dreams of a laundromat represent that an aspect of your life is being cleaned up, perhaps a conflict is being ironed out, non-supportive habits are being hung out to dry, forgiveness is taking place, gossip is being ceased, and amends are being made. Also, dreams of laundry represent your public image or persona. So if your laundry is dirty, then this means your image or reputation has been soiled. And if you are cleaning your clothes, then you are in the process of improving your image. You are coming to peace with aspects of your past that used to haunt you. See Clothes.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: Working within societies that are not particularly permissive in outlook, we may dream of needing to have our actions sanctioned if our autonomy is threatened in waking life. We may also in dreams find ourselves rebelling through illegal acts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Dreaming of being illegitimate for both men and women suggests a lack of self worth and sometimes a questioning of our right to a place in society.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The struggle for survival in dreamland is reflected in symbols such as quicksand, dangerous animals, wildfire, war and enemies; these all suggest the need to find a kind of security that cannot be taken away from you.
If you are prone to life-and-death struggles in your dreams, your dreaming mind is telling you that there is only one way to find the security that cannot be lost: you need to place value on things that are not material, as everything else is at risk. The things that cannot be lost reside in your heart and your spirit. This doesn’t mean you should stop focusing on the material in life; it simply means that you need to find peace and contentment by being more flexible and tolerant in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Life-and-death struggles are common in dreams, but in some cases these dreams end with a struggle to avoid catastrophe. These are the sorts of dream in which almost every stranger turns out to be an enemy. Even the landscape of these dreams is laden with death traps, sharp ravines, wild fires, dangerous animals and so on.
If you have this kind of dream, the chances are you are fighting for survival in some aspect of your waking life. On the other hand, you may be the kind of person who makes ordinary choices and decisions as if their survival were at stake. For example, small disappointments or minor upsets send you into meltdown and you are frequently dissatisfied if some invisible inner standard has not been met.
If you are prone to life-and-death dreams, your unconscious is urging you to find a kind of security that cannot be lost. In other words, you need to look at things that are intangible and reside in your spirit and in your emotions, because everything else—since it is out of your control—is at risk. You need to develop greater flexibility and tolerance, and by so doing you can find contentment and peace.
If your life-and-death battle involves a war scene, the emphasis shifts.
Despite war’s disturbing and destructive nature, it can sometimes be represented as a cleansing process that represents a victory of good over evil. However, in dreams war is generally regarded as a warning that dangerous times lie ahead, as well as indicating inner conflicts and deep-seated grievances. An important aid for interpreting dreams of warfare is to remember whether you were on the winning or losing side.
If you were on the winning side, this suggests you are on the right track.
If you were on the losing side, what can you learn from the tactics of the winning side? Surprisingly, to dream that you are wounded in battle denotes that you have finally been accepted by your peers.... The Element Encyclopedia
A staple of the genie, the magic carpet is about the power of magic, of course, but consider that anything that flies through the air is also working in the realm of the intellect and the mind. Magical thinking can be an uplifting boon or a defense against life’s more practical and difficult circumstances. Consider that a magic carpet in a dream could be an invitation either to put a little uplifting spiritual faith into your thinking, or to look to where you may be avoiding something that is on the ground that needs your attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that a door mat has been stolen forecasts that some one will try to enter your house (Raphael). A dream obviously originating in the unrecorded observation made by the subconscious.... The Fabric of Dream
Vision: A braided mat: vou have created a solid foundation and have no need to worry. Lying on a straw mat: stop spending so much money, because your budget is shrinking. Looking at a green mat: circumstances are going to change for the better.... Dreamers Dictionary
Mats, anywhere except in front of a door, are held to signify obstacles of a size in ratio to the size of the mat; in front of a door, they forecast unwelcome visitors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To see or dream that you are a matador implies that you don’t have enough stimulation in your life. You should be ready to overcome hardships and hurdles. Try not to be so timid and introverted.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To strike a match in your dream is a sign of unexpected gain or increased income.
To match things up (shoes, gloves, or whatever) in your dream signifies a sudden increase in material wealth, probably through a legacy or a lucky gamble.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreams of match.com represent your desire to meet someone special and to expand your circle of possibilities. This dream also signifies your awareness that you are connected to a much larger playing field than your normal day to day reality. You are looking for love, feeling lucky, and hopeful that love is on the way. See On-Line and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Striking a match in a dream may comment on the suitability of a new relationship. It may state that the person is a perfect “match.” In that when struck they light a fire, matches may mention that you are feeling passionate. Or they may comment that it is time to light a fire under yourself and get motivated.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of playing with matches you are playing with fire and taking chances where the risks are great. Perhaps you realize that you could get burned with your risky behavior. Alternatively, this dream suggests a desire for partnership and to meet your match.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Matches hold the potential for fire and therein lies the symbolic meaning.
The presence of matches represents the desire and possibly also the intention to light a fire. Fire is a symbol of change and transformation. When matches appear in a dream, you are considering making a change in the near future.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a person sees Allah giving him something pertaining to the world, it means he will soon be afflicted with sickness. It may also mean that some hardship will befall him. As recompense, he shall received great rewards from Allah which will earn him Jannah.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of math represent order, logic, reasoning, and your attempt to make sense of your current situation and find resolution. You are coming upon the solution to what used to be a problem. See Number.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Math is the language of the entire universe. Every single element of what we know life to be can be expressed by mathematical equations. Math is very analytical and left-brained and thus represents this aspect of thinking. In a dream, the interpretation of math can be as mundane as expressing a need to call upon your logical mind to help you through a life circumstance. It can be as profound as a dream of sacred geometry, where you are considering existence itself.
The context of the dream will illuminate which way to go with your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams that feature calculation, measurement or mathematics of any kind are often related to some kind of calculation you need to make in waking life.
Perhaps you need to take an objective look at a certain situation or problem to find a rational and unemotional way around it. A dream of an accountant working on account books or counting figures suggests a problem in your waking life that needs a coolly calculated and unemotional solution. The accountant may represent yourself but it may also represent someone who is trying to help you keep your feet on the ground.
If you are trying to add up a sum in your dream or an equation but are having problems doing so, this indicates a slight error in your thinking or a slip or mistake that is undermining your efforts.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your dream involves you or someone else doing math, or you dream about in math class, it symbolizes unsettled conditions in your life, possibly related to money, school or social worries. You are dissatisfied with the way things are now.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a matrix are about your awareness of the conditioning that binds you to the system you live in, whether it be your financial system, family system, or the belief system of the collective consciousness.
To become aware of a matrix represents objectivity and the ability to disidentify with your circumstances is to be lucid; in this world but not of it.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Bed; Sleeping pad) In a dream, a mattress represents comfort or a woman. Selling one’s mattress in a dream means divorcing one’s wife.
If one’s wife is sick, then selling one’s mattress means that she may die from her illness. Ifone sees a dog or a pig sleeping on his mattress in a dream, it means that an insolent person is having a secret affair with one’s wife. Ifthe mattress is stuffed with wool, cotton, or down in the dream, it represents a wealthy woman.
If the mattress is made of brocade or silk in the dream, it represents a Hindu woman.
If the color of the mattress is white in the dream, it represents a religious and a pious wife.
A green mattress in a dream represents a pious and a religious wife.
A black mattress in the dream represents a woman who is engaged in doing something for other than God’s pleasure. Buying a new and a beautifullooking mattress in a dream means marriage to a chaste and a beautiful woman.
If the new mattress is torn or damaged in the dream, it means living with an impious woman. Changing the place of one’s bed in a dream means divorce.
If one finds himselfunable to sleep on his bed in a dream, it means that he cannot have marital relationship with his wife, or perhaps he could be suffering from impotence.
If one tears his mattress in pieces in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery.
If he sees his mattress placed in front of the city hall in a dream, it means that he may assume an important political appointment.
An unknown mattress in an unknown place in a dream means buying, receiving, or inheriting a farmland.
A mattress in a dream also means bearing a son. Changing one’s mattress in a dream means leaving one’s wife for the sake of another woman.
If one does not like to sleep on his mattress in a dream and prefers to find another place to rest, it means that he will renounce his conjugal life. Folding one’s mattress and placing it aside in a dream means leaving one’s home for a long journey, divorcing one’s wife, or avoiding to sleep with her for one reason or another, or it could mean the death of either the husband or the wife. Sitting over one’s bed in a dream means gaining authority, or managing someone’s business. Sleeping in a dream means heedlessness, or it could mean peace and tranquility.
Similar to bed—the situation, comfortable or otherwise, one has created in life. You made your bed, now lie on it. Also comfort, sexuality; relaxed feelings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Similar to a bed. to dream of a mattress indicates the feeling we have about a situation we have created in our lives, whether it is comfortable for us or not. We are aware of our own basic needs and arc able to create relaxed feelings that allow us to express ourselves fully.
2- Sexual comfort is important to most people. ‘Ib dream of a mattress can very often indicate the way we handle our own sexu- ality whether we are comfortable with it, or whether we find it an uncomfortable thing to deal with.
3- As sexual comfort is important, so is spiritual.
The dreamer should not neglect this important aspect of learning.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The meaning of this dream is in line with the condition and/or comfort of the mattress; if the mattress suited you, then the augury is good; if not, it is a warning to start saving for the rainy days ahead.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming about a mattress carries with it the same connotations as dreaming about a bed, though a bare mattress is more about resting or sleeping or having sexual relationships somewhere other than one’s own bedroom. (See also Bed / Bedroom).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
(Sharing a table; Table companion) To share a table with a deceased person in a dream means that one will be paying a pecuniary penalty that will be exacted by the authorities. Sharing a table with someone who is away on a trip in a dream means receiving news from him. Sharing a table with evil companions, evil spirits, satans, or jinn in a dream means fighting against a crime ring.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
As we move towards maturity, we find that we are freer to explore parts of ourselves that may have been put on hold because of family or work responsibilities. During this stage of their life, men often explore more feminine or softer modes of being—or their anima—in their dreams. This usually occurs in their fifties or sixties, when they can relax more after having attained a level of mastery at work and children may have left the nest.
Women also feel freer to explore the world in bold new ways in this stage of their life. They often feel confident and full of energy; dreams in which the animus expresses itself or in which they find hidden rooms and valuables are not uncommon. Although the menopause marks the beginning of the second part of life rather dramatically for women, men are also subjected to reminders that time is chasing them and these may show up in dreams of being chased by a tiger or escaping a fire. Dreams of losing teeth or body parts at this stage of life may reflect a concern with aging and the loss of their youthful self. Additionally, dreams with themes of impotence or loss of fertility signal a loss of sexual power.
Dreams of loved ones who have passed away may also occur, both as an expression of grief and also as a way to help us accept our own mortality.
Dreams about getting sick or ill may also reflect the typical concerns of this stage. Alongside dreams of loss and adjustment, however, dreams at this stage of life also reflect hope and renewal; for example, dreams in which you discover hidden treasure. You may dream of a well drying up in your garden, but then discover a casket of treasure at the bottom of the well, which suggests the uncovering of hidden resources and new opportunities.
If you aren’t in this stage of life and dream of it, your dream is most likely reflecting your hunger for the wisdom, calmness and maturity that only age and experience can bring.... The Element Encyclopedia
An Oriental rug in the living room of a house may represent the mythic layers at the foundation of the soul It may reveal a monf rhar reveals patterns or an intricate story about your soul’s history.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you have experienced a traumatic event, for example an attack, accident or disaster, such as an earthquake, you may find that your dreaming mind recalls the horror of that event but as time passes the nightmares tend to become less intense. In general, they have little meaning other than your memory of it and are an attempt by your dreaming mind to help you deal with the original horror. Post-traumatic stress nightmares are usually different from other nightmares as the content of the dream will closely resemble a traumatic event that happened in their waking lives.
POWs from World War II and concentration camp survivors have been known to suffer post-traumatic stress nightmares for up to fifty years after the event. Unlike ‘normal’ nightmares, these dreamers can experience significant physical symptoms during REM sleep and non-REM sleep, such as an increase in respiration and heart rate, muscle twitches and more than one arousal. Adults might experience other traumatic events in their lives, such as the loss of a loved one or bankruptcy, and these events can also continue to play out in dreams over the years in the form of nightmares. The more standard anxiety nightmare dreamers, however, have nightmares that relate to work, school or relationship stresses. The threat here isn’t to your life but to your self-confidence and sense of self.... The Element Encyclopedia
The red carpet is a symbol itself, indicating a special path for people of a certain elevated status. There are two implications when a red carpet is present. One is that there is a special event taking place.
The second relates to the exclusivity of passage relegated to only a certain few. This symbol can indicate a sense of aspiration in a dream.
If you are witnessing someone else on a red carpet, that person is an aspect of your own personality that has the capability of helping you aspire to greater things. This image in a dream may also point to a desire to be recognized for some special ability or particular accomplishment in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Suffering from rheumatism: you are hiding emotional bitterness and disappointments from the outside world. Work through your anger and you will regain your emotional equilibrium.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of getting a new roommate suggests that a big change in coming into your life.
If you dream about an old roommate, you are reflecting on your past. Perhaps you need to learn a lesson from a past experience. It’s also possible that you are simply missing the person you dreamed about.
If you dream about fighting with your roommate, you may run into unpleasant encounters with social rivals.
If you dream that your roommate moved out without telling you, may suggest your fear of change or being abandoned by people.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a rug represent that you are in need of comfort, protection and support. Your dream may be making you aware that you have been sweeping your feelings under the rug, avoiding unpleasant issues. Or, perhaps this dream is giving you the message that you are in for a surprise that will pull the rug out from under you. See Door Mat and Carpet.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream about a rug symbolizes your need to protect yourself from life’s harsh realities. You may be wishing you could escape from a certain situation, relationship, or responsibilities.... My Dream Interpretation
A rug makes the floor feel better to the feet, protects the floor beneath it, and also adds beauty and a sense of décor to a space. There are elements to this symbol that suggest feeling more grounded in a space and adding a sense of abundance and prosperity to your life.
The shape that the rug is in may be expressing beliefs you have about such abundance. Something old and worn means your ideas are outdated. Something new and beautiful indicates that you are ushering in a new vision of prosperity and luxury.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of playing rugby, then you are working out your aggression in a healthy way, channeling your angst and frustration toward a particular goal. See Sport and Competition.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Seeing any type of plans or blueprints in your dream often reveals symbolic or literal representations of your future hopes, what you are currently working toward, cycles that have repeated themselves in your life, or the patterns of fate currently at work in your reality.
The need to develop a solid outline for your life, including obtainable goals, so that growth can begin or continue.... The Language of Dreams
A soul mate is the embodiment of an idea that there is a very particular person you are fated to connect with in intimacy and partnership. As a symbol, this is really an inevitable expansion of your total self, and the kernel of the meaning to soul mating is in its feeling that it was destined that the two of you meet. While such a dream may feel like it is connected to this search in your waking life, on a certain level such a dream is part of your journey toward integration. Searching for your soul mate indicates that wholeness and / or the blocks to wholeness have not yet been identified.
A successful connection with your soul mate may mean that integration is at hand.
If there are challenges to connecting with your soul mate in your dream, those challenges represent the obstacles to wholeness in your current life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of meeting or being with your soulmate often represents intense, positive feelings carried over from a waking relationship. On the other hand, if you’re not in a love relationship in real life, this dream suggests that you are not getting enough affection in your daily life. Hug someone!... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of struggling, foretells that you will encounter serious difficulties, but if you gain the victory in your dream struggle, you will also be successful in overcoming present obstacles.... My Dream Interpretation
Making things much harder than you have to; there is no need to struggle and suffer. Flow with the river of life; relax and seek inner guidance. Inner confusion; struggle between parts of self.... The Dream Books Symbols
To dream of struggling, foretells that you will encounter serious difficulties, but if you gain the victory in your struggle, you will also surmount present obstacles.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
With a burglar or in a dangferous place, a dream denoting attainment of honor; the struggle to obtain mastery denotes recovery from illness, to dream of being overcome in a struggle forecasts death during the next illness, which is probably near at hand (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream
In this kind of dream you are climbing or driving up a steep incline. Progress is slow, and it seems to take more than you or your engine can handle. You may even wonder why you took this particular route. From a psychological point of view, the uphill struggle represents a challenge you are dealing with right now that feels like it is too much. You hadn’t expected it to be so tough. The overworked junior doctor, the programer who must create complicated software within a week, the busy mum of newborn twins—all may have this dream. The steepness of the incline is an indication of how difficult the challenge feels to you. The only way to reach the top is to pace yourself, so perhaps this dream is suggesting that you take better care of yourself and get plenty of rest. To put this advice into practice will improve your odds of success, and taking things one step at a time will make the process seem less overwhelming.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Being in suspended animation: repressed emotions have been temporarily lost from consciousness, but they will return and need your attention. In any case, begin changing harmful character attributes (let go of the old) and make room for new and positive attributes. See Death.... Dreamers Dictionary
The tomato is a symbol of fertility. As a nightshade plant, it also has something scary about it. According to Rudolf Steiner, the tomato is the expression of eroticism and passion.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Looking at a tomato: your love for someone is growing stronger, and your chances are improving! Eating tomatoes: you are about to have an affair, but you are taking a risk—it could have disastrous consequences. See Vegetables, and the chapter “Colors in Dreams/1
Depth Psychology: The tomato is a symbol of mature love or passion.
If you are ashamed of something, do you turn red like a tomato?... Dreamers Dictionary
A tomato should more strictly be termed a fruit, but most people assume it is a vegetable. In dreams, it may suggest recovery, good health and renewed strength. Turnips, by contrast, may suggest a reversal, a changed attitude or decision.
Watercress is a symbol of spiritual nourishment.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Changing form) Transformation by substitution in a dream where one thing is converted into something else.
If a withered tree is transformed into a blossoming one in a dream, it means political changes, changes in worldly conditions, or reversal of conditions from good to bad, or from bad to good. This element includes the transformation of inner substances or physical ones.
For example, if sees himself as an old person in a dream, when in real life he is young, it means progress in his spiritual life and gaining honor.lfhe is an old person and sees himself as a young boy in a dream, it means indulging in wrongdoing.
If one sees a known old person regaining his youth, it means that the material conditions of the person seeing the dream will turn around to one’s advantage or otherwise. i.e., richness into poverty and vice-versa, or ifhe is sick, he will recover from his illness.
If one is transformed into a beautiful shoot of green or a blossoming branch of a tree in a dream, it means that he may die within a short time. Becoming taller in a dream means longevity, prosperity, or begetting a son. Ifone finds himselfmissing partial mental keenness or physical abilities or a limb in a dream, it means that he may suffer losses relating to his worldly interests.
If a man sees himself transformed into a woman, and wears her apparels, ornaments and make-up in a dream, it means that he may suffer humiliation, adversities and abuse.
If a woman sees herself transformed into a man, or if she grows a beard in a dream, it means that she will reestablish her connection with a missing child. As a man in the dream, and if she is pregnant, it means that she will beget a son who may die in his early youth, but if she is not pregnant, it means that she is no longer fertile. Ifone sees himselfflying with wings in a dream, it means travels.
If one sees himself transformed into a wooden staff in a dream, it represents his insolence.
If one sees himself transformed into an iron rod in a dream, it means longevity. Ifone sees himself transformed into a bridge in a dream, it means that he may become a ruler, a wise man, or a man of knowledge whom people will seek to benefit from his wisdom.
If a person sees his sick child turn into a bird in a dream, it means the death of the child.
If one sees himself turned into a beast in a dream, it means that he will be segregated from the believers to live alone because of his evil qualities.
If one sees himself turned into a deer, a gazelle or an antelope in a dream, it means that he will become obsessed with his sexual life, or that he will become mentally deranged to the degree of indulging in bisexual practices. Ifhe turns into a pig in a dream, it means prosperity surrounded with absence of human dignity.
If one sees a steer transformed into a wolf in a dream, it represents a government employee who will turn unjust. However, according to Islamic interpretations of the human transformation into a lower category of creatures phenomena, if such transformation takes place in real life, it connotes a curse and a punishment, and it does not last for more than three days, and it will culminate in death.
(Also see Changing form)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Transforming into something beyond yourself indicates you’ve achieved full realization of self; that you have transcended what you were and have become something new.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Any dream in which an obvious change occurs in one of the dream figures shows transformation. Each of us go through major transformations during growth— not just physically, as when we change from a toothless baby to a walking, toothy child, but also psychologically.
Example: ‘On a hot summer day I was walking with a beautiful black woman through countryside. She stopped and told me she had a problem.
To show me she pulled down the strap of her dress. On her shoulder the black skin was peeling to reveal golden white skin underneath. She said that if she kept seeing me she would become completely white. She was going to ask advice from her mother about what to do. As we walked on two black men fought with me. They wanted to take her back to the village. I woke feeling I was winning’ (paraphrased from The Way of The Dream, Fraser Boa). Here the dreamer is relating well to his own feelings of sexuality and sensuality. However, he is beginning to see a female partner as a real person, not just as his sexuality paints her. Also, the reference to seeking advice from the mother suggests his ability to love is still not freed from emotional and erotic connections with his mother, and needs transforming. One often hears people, even in their 40s, saying It is difficult (developing a relationship) with that person because my mother doesn’t like them.’ The dreamer ‘fights’ the opposing drives, which want to take the man’s love back to the village, his childhood level of love—thus he moves towards becoming independent in love and life.
The transformation is towards mature love and relatedness.
For a further description of the major areas and themes of transformation, see individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Dreams where obvious changes occur and things are transformed into something else suggests a shift in awareness.
A landscape may change from dark to light (negativity to positivity), a person may change from masculine to feminine or one image may change into another. Once the dreamer understands the change is for the better, he is able to accomplish changes in his own life.
As the growth to maturity takes place, there are many transformations which occur. These arc often depicted in dreams as immediate changes, like a speeded-up camera filming an opening flower.
Transformation takes place in spiritual terms when freedom of thought or action is indicated, or when higher impulses are substituted for lower reactions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are undergoing a transformation means that there is a need for you to modify your routine. It also suggests that you now have a deeper understanding of yourself and how you can further develop your personality.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of going through a transformation, then you are making great progress in your own evolution. You are realizing that sometimes what might appear to be the worst thing that could ever happen to you could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, and that something bigger, greater, and more expansive is always in store for you. See Butterfly.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a symbol representing some part of your unconscious self undergoes a transformation in the course of a dream, it probably means that you are being asked to revise your opinion of that part of yourself - usually, to take a more favourable view of it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreams in which obvious changes occur, and people and things are transformed into something or someone else, suggest changes in awareness. A landscape might change from dark to light (negative to positive), a person may change from male to female, or objects may take on human characteristics. These changes are often depicted as occurring immediately in dreams, like a speeded-up movie, and they reflect changes in waking life.
Bizarre transformations of objects into living things, such as a pencil turning into a snake, a doll into a donkey or a table into a swarm of wasps, suggest untapped potential within you that can help you cope with change. To clarify what this potential is, refer to the symbolic interpretation of the objects that have been transformed. Shape-shifter dreams, in which people you know suddenly transform into something else, typically a monster or beast, represent unpredictable people in your waking life. For example, someone might be kind and caring towards you until they transform under the influence of alcohol. On the other hand, the shape-shifting may be some kind of moral test.
Can you uncover the beauty behind the monster’s mask? What lies below the outer skin of the dream beast? Try to make a connection to your waking life.
Sudden changes from winter to spring in a dream, or from night to day, may also suggest new directions and developments in the dreamer’s life.
If the other way round, and the switch is from day to night, or spring to winter, this may suggest the need to confront and deal with dangerous impulses.
If the landscape suddenly becomes unfamiliar in your dream, this can point to an unwillingness or an inability to cope with the new. However, if the new environment is welcoming and friendly this is a positive sign. A return to the comfort of the childhood home or a familiar environment is widely interpreted by Freudians and Jungians as a desire to return to the security of the womb during times of change and conflict.
If something is transfigured in a dream, such as when an object or person is surrounded by light, this suggests that light has entered the person during a period of transition and they are becoming more self-aware.
If you become invisible in your dream, it can indicate that you feel ignored in waking life—that you and your life are insignificant to others. It can also mean that you are hiding from others or yourself.
If you have this type of dream, it might be time to look at how you present yourself to other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
A man’s first close relationship with a woman is with his mother, so a dream in which his mother transforms into another woman can be symbolic of a kind of growth, as it shows that he can let his mother go. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, this transition indicates some kind of positive or negative change in his perception of women. By the same token, a woman’s first relationship with a man is typically with her father or brother and to progress onto fuller relationships she must learn to walk away from those relationships.
Therefore if she dreams that her father transforms into another man, this indicates some kind of positive or negative change in her perception of men, although much depends on the circumstances of the dream and the woman’s feelings about it.
Dreams in which parents, family members or partners behave completely out of character—for example, your gentle mother transforms into a cruel tyrant or your teetotal father transforms into a raging alcoholic—can be extremely unsettling, as they turn what you regard as accepted truths on their heads. Such dreams have little to do with real-life family members or loved ones; far more are they to do with unresolved aspects of either your life or yourself that you need to confront and work on in order to find fulfillment. In such cases, your unconscious mind may have conjured up parental or family archetypes to bring neglected issues to your attention or to warn you of an authority figure who presents a threat to you in waking life. For example, perhaps the controlling father in your dream represents your boss who is stifling your individuality, or your nurturing dream mother is telling you to mother yourself or someone close to you.
Individual Family Members... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation. Coincidentally, magical techniques allow ‘shape-shifting’, permitting magicians and shamans to adopt animal form, and dreams give us an understanding of that process.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
We become aware of a spiritual ultimatum – a final demand – when we realize that we have no option but to conform to our inner beliefs; we must follow the path of spiritual integrity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be given an ultimatum in dreams signifies that we must bring a situation to a conclusion. Often there will be considerable emotion, either negative or positive, attached to such action.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: We may dream of an ultimatum – a final proposal or statement of conditions – when all other methods of working have not borne fruit. This will often contain the germ of an idea that eventually solves our problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: A wrestling match symbolizes the fight you have with yourself—even if it seems that you are just bothered by others. Losing the fight: a peaceful conclusion to a bitter argument. Winning the match: you are having an important argument with someone and a separation is the result.
Depth Psychology: You are looking for a confrontation with another person. Winning the match: you are going to prevail in an argument, but the result will be a separation. Losing the match: you will find a compromise and remain friends. Pay attention to the rest of the dream images. See Fight.... Dreamers Dictionary