Dreams about activities and environments associated with childhood can be either motivating or discouraging, depending on the details of your dream and how you felt. For example, if you had a happy time playing with your dolls or a toy train set, your dream may simply be reminding you of the simple pleasure of letting your guard down from time to time to do nothing useful but play and relax. These kinds of dreams are particularly common if you have been extremely busy recently and haven’t had time to have fun. If, however, you were bored by the toy or activity in your dream, your unconscious may be urging you to put away childish things that don’t really give you stimulation and satisfaction, and to spend your time more productively.
Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
Andirons seen in a dream, denotes good will among friends, if the irons support burning logs; if they are in an empty fireplace, loss of property and death are signified. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If noticed in a brightly glowing fireplace, the portent is one of personal gratification, if in an unlit fireplace, a disappointing love affair is forecast.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The ancient goddess of love symbolizes a loving sexuality that encourages you to be at ease with your body and your sexuality. Her appearance in your dream generally signals that your love life is healthy and fruitful. Ancillary romantic gods include Eros, the god of sexual desire and his Roman form, Cupid; they indicate the playful part of desire and the effects of being pierced by love’s arrow. For men, the appearance of an unknown but beautiful woman in a dream may call for a sensual explanation directed not at a particular woman, but at women in general and what you are looking for in a mate.... The Element Encyclopedia
The male member. Power. Rigidity. What we do with a bar in a dream can indicate how we are expressing our power. Also note “bar” in the sense of blocking the way, or a barrier, as in the expression “color bar.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of calomel is not a good sign at all as to see it means much unhappiness dealt to you by anothers hand.
If you are drinking calomel tea you will allow yourself to be deceived to save a marriage or relationship. This is a warning that you are being used and should exit this relationship as soon as possible.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The newest heavenly body, Chiron is the sign of the wounded healer It may announce someone who has coped with a great deal of emotional pain and thus learned compassion toward others. Chiron’s appearance may call you to a healing profession It may also represent the influence of karma in your life brought up from previous incarnations or any other transgressions of your soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Hair dyes in general indicate the desire to express your personal power. I he message of C lairol may be to use clanty and care in expressing your power out in the world. Dying your hair red suggests passion and sassiness Dying it black suggests looking more intelligent or mysterious. Blond hair expresses angelic and pure qualities.
To dream about seeing or using a curling iron means that a new crush or romantic partner is coming into your life. You like someone, and there is a good chance they like you back!... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of divining rods symbolize that you are trusting and following your instinct and intuition to lead you to the fulfillment of your hearts and soul’s desires. This dream also symbolizes that you are feeling the permission to follow your intuition. See Direction.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream about issues with the environment (such as global warming, pollution, etc.) reflects negative emotions. You may be feeling upset and fearful of a situation or relationship. Alternatively, it suggests that you have not clearly understood a situation well enough to make an informed decision.... My Dream Interpretation
1. Dealing with real problems and quality of life.
2. Problems of “inner pollution”; emotional burdens and uncertainties.
3. A positive intention to create your own environment, an expression of realizing or ignoring complex personal needs and wishes. See Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Garbage, Spring, World.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see or use a flat iron in your dream suggests that you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation
(Damp; Food; Humid; Produce; Ripe; Tender) Fresh vegetables or fruits in a dream and in their season represent a political appointment in a populated village or a small town. Eating fresh produce out ofseason in a dream means an illness. As for a merchant, eating fresh produce in a dream means profits and plenitude. Fresh or ripened fruits in a dream represent glad tidings, spiritual awareness, victory over one’s enemy, chastity, lawful earnings or absence of trouble. Eating a ripened fruit out of season in a dream also may mean a miraculous recovery from illness and a blessing.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If your dream featured it growing, you are being cautioned against interfering in the personal affairs of others; however, if you picked it or it was indoors in a vase or floral arrangement, it predicts a new influential friend.
See also Colors, Flowers, Fo~ liage, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A dream of styling or curling your hair with products, is a forecast of improvement in your love relationship or, for single girls, a new romance.
To dream of slicking your hair down or back with hair products, predicts that you will have an increase in your social status. Dreaming that a hairdresser uses products on your hair, means you must not repeat gossip or it will return to work against you threefold. Also see “Hair Dye.”... My Dream Interpretation
Example:4I was outdoors in my underpants teaching a group of people. Looking down I saw my genitals were exposed and I had female organs. I felt OK’ (Bill S). Although Bill works in the building trade, he finds it easy to cook, look after his children, cry, and accept his ‘female’ characteristics. Being both sexes: might also suggest feeling uncertain about our own gender, or having problems in the role of our own sex. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we dream of a hermaphrodite, we may be having uncertainties about our own gender, or about our ability to adjust to the roles played by our own sex. Interestingly, as we learn more about ourselves, we attempt to achieve a balance between the logical and the sensitive sides of our nature. This can appear as hermaphrodism in a dream.
2- As a child grows, he begins to understand that certain behaviour is appropriate or acceptable. This may mean that other natural reactions are suppressed and can surface later on. These may confuse the dreamer and be perceived in dreams as hermaphrodism.
3- Perfect balance.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: As we grow and mature, we begin to understand that certain behaviour is appropriate or acceptable. This may mean that other natural emotions, reactions and sensitivities are suppressed and can surface as difficulties later on in life as we search for autonomy. These may cause us a great deal of confusion and can be perceived in dreams as hermaphrodism, with either the masculine or feminine attributes becoming noticeable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of a hermaphrodite, we may be having uncertainties about our ability to adjust to the roles usually played by our own sex or about our own individual gender profile. Interestingly, as we learn and understand more about ourselves, we attempt to achieve a balance between the logical and the sensitive sides of our nature. This can appear as hermaphrodism in a dream as we sort ourselves out.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) signifies our attitude to bisexuality, or androgyny – the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) A hermaphrodite may denote the ‘marriage’ of conscious and unconscious components of the psyche. The ‘marriage’ may be total or partial, depending on how much of your unconscious you have integrated into your conscious attitudes and actions.
(2) It may symbolize (the need for) perfect balance between the masculine and feminine sides of your nature (for anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, section (4)). Every man has feminine components in his psyche, every woman has masculine components in hers. These contrasexual components are usually suppressed by social convention. However, neglect of the contrasexual side of your nature results in a lopsided development.
Dogmatism in a woman comes from an unintegrated animus. Similarly, a man who has not brought his masculine and feminine sides into harmony may be fickle, moody, and prone to emotional outbursts. See also Couple, section (2), Marriage.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Seeing yourself as a hermaphrodite may indicate that your sexual tendency is not entirely defined. However, it may also reflect the need to strengthen the feminine side, if the dreamer is a man, or the masculine side, if she is a woman.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming about having characteristics of both sexes can show, on the one hand, a balance between our masculine and feminine character traits. On the other hand, it could reflect confusion about our sexual identity.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To drive a hot rod is to relive your youth. You have a yearning to “let down your hair’ and run wild for a while. Give in to it; give yourself a break from the everyday monotony.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself holding a piece of iron in his dream, it means wealth and strength after poverty and weakness. Ifone sees himselfeating a piece of iron in a dream, it means victory in his life.
If he eats it with bread in the dream, it means bearing difficulties in his livelihood. Discovering iron as a mineral in a dream means prosperity and strength in one’s livelihood. Forging iron in a dream means becoming competent and qualified in one’s craft.
To own iron in a dream means wealth which is accumulated with great pain.
(Also see Bond’; Fetter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Something is in need of improvement or needs to be “ironed out.” Are you being too conventional? Domesticity, as in Communion, only here, the social meaning is more or less missing; rather more like Flowerpot, Baking, Roast, and also Hen, Pillow, Porcelain, Apron.
Stability, willpower, resilience, hardness, and coldness, as in Ice. Also having “your iron in the fire,” which points to vitality and transformation (recasting, forming).
Folklore: Difficulties.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: If you are at a forge shaping iron: arguments, quarrels, and frustration. Seeing a piece of red hot iron: your passions are red-hot (particularly in a man’s dream). Looking at an iron gate means obstacles and difficulties ahead.
Depth Psychology: Iron is a symbol of strength and resilience, but also of your distaste for certain plans. Are you suffering because of a person’s rigid personality?... Dreamers Dictionary
Most metals indicate difficulties when they are prominent in a dream, but the colour may be held to affect this. Silver or Gold would carry the significance of White or Yellow, whereas Iron would be similar to Black.... Mystic Dream Book
Tiron usually symbolizes power. In a dream it can signify the part of ourselves that is capable of discipline – an iron will. However, before being tempered by fire (life’s challenges) and made into hard steel, iron requires protecting against corrosion.
It is this quality of the development of protection against spiritual ‘corrosion’ (eating away) that needs to be dealt with so we can progress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of using a clothes iron we are attempting to make ourselves more presentable to the outside world. We may also be trying to ‘smooth things over’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually represents our strengths and determination. It can also signify the rigidity of our emotions or beliefs. We should consider being more flexible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
While gold and mercury are associated with spirituality, this metal relates to the earth and the inferior. It symbolizes fortitude, lack of flexibility, and excessive rigor. These ideas are usually linked to violent images, in which power is acquired through physical force. (See BLACKSMITH) This dream has unfavorable omens, since iron portends stress and pain. Among the Persians, however, iron was very esteemed and, seen in dreams, promised goods and happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
An iron removes wrinkles from articles of clothing. As a symbol, a wrinkle represents something that is out of alignment. As such, the iron then is the symbolic ability to smooth things over and create more uniformity in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of the element of iron represent strength, power, unbendable, inflexible, stubborn energy. Your dream may be showing you that you have too many irons in the fire. Dreams of ironing clothes represent your ability to eliminate the wrinkles, challenges, and struggles of your life. You have the ability to take matters into your own hands, iron out the details, and make everything seamless, understandable, and presentable.... Strangest Dream Explanations
For a woman, the performance of this household chore in a dream signifies a joyous relief from some onerous burden; for a man, it predicts an unexpected profit or increased income.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Since meteorites often supply one of the few sources of pure iron, this is sometimes called the sky stone and can herald a reconnection with more “cosmic” awareness.
Everyday life, and how effectively you use the simple tools you have available. In ancient times, iron was rarely used magically or religiously. People believed the metal would hinder metaphysical energy. Instead, iron became a favored metal in hand tools.
Because of its metaphysical neutrality, iron did find its way into amulets and talismans to protect people against fairies, jinni, ghosts, and dragons (China). Consequently, dreaming of it may portend a visitation from or the need to safeguard oneself from the Devic realms.
Roman: Strength and health. Athletes carried iron for endurance, and if worn as a ring or bracelet, they believed it could draw out maladies (see Jewelry).
Have you been daydreaming a lot, or are your goals too lofty? Iron reminds us to keep at least one foot in reality.... The Language of Dreams
Dreams of a lightening rod represent that you are becoming masterful in your abilities to direct energy and power into manifestation. You are becoming a more powerful vessel.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a pterodactyl in your dream, symbolizes an outdated attitude. You may need to discard your old ways of thinking and habits.
To dream that you are being chased, picked up, or attacked/eaten by a pterodactyl indicates your fears of no longer being needed or useful. Alternatively, this dream may reflect old issues that are still coming back to haunt you.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about the female reproductive system is symbolic of inner changes. It may foretell a new project or stage of life. This dream can also represent anxiety about being pregnant, or relate to real-life concerns about sex and sexuality. Also see “Birth” and “Birth Control” in this dream dictionary.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream featuring rods suggests that you will eventually achieve your ambition by virtue of strong-willed determina- tion. However, the inter- pretation of this dream will be modified by the material of the rod. See Iron, Steel, Silver, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Symbol: The rod is a symbol of the power of invisible things.
Vision: W alking with a cane or seeing one: you have a good sense of yourself and should continue on your path—even if you have been uncertain at times. Leaning on a cane: you thought you could trust another person, but are now faced with the opposite situation. Getting hit with a cane: you are either learning a painful lesson or want revenge.
A broken cane: a quarrel with a person close to you.
Depth Psychology: The rod, as a phallic symbol, usually refers to sexual needs and desires. See Crutch.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the rudder was damaged or broken, the dream is warning you to avoid travel for the following two or three weeks; featured in any other way it indicates that your present course will lead to happiness.
Persevere.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Gophers, rats, mice, and the like are a constant source of irritation and often spread disease, thus requiring extermination. Rodents in a dream may represent issues that are pestering the dreamer and perhaps confounding the dreamer as to how to dispose of them. (See also Mouse, Rat).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of participating or watching a rodeo is generally positive.
If you ride a bull, the longer you stay on its back, the better able you are to thrive amidst social chaos.
If you are injured in the dream rodeo, pay attention to which body parts you hurt - and look up the symbolism of that body part in this Dictionary to get a full idea of your dream’s overall meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream of straightening your hair means you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation
Venus, the planet may be seen rising in the east along with the sun and is known as the Morning Star. It also sets in the west and is the Evening Star. Due to the way this plant travels across the sky, it is often a symbol of death and rebirth.
It is associated with the sun and considered to be the sun’s messenger and an intermediary between the sun and mankind (between mortal and the impartial). In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love.
The love that she represents is not of the emotional and fruitful kind, but rather lust, sensual pleasure and raw animal attraction. Aphrodite was able to stir sexual feelings in both animals and mankind and often represents the perverse side of human sexuality. She is the goddess of the house of prostitution. Aphrodite may represent our basic sexual nature before it is tamed and humanized by emotions and spirit. In order to understand the symbolism of Venus in a dream, some reflection is required. Are you full of lust and/or has your sexuality been ignored? Aphrodite may be stirring your basic sexual nature.
If you are feeling drained by life, the planet Venus may be a representation of the ability to regenerate and begin anew. Seeing Venus in a dream may be a reminder that there is an abundance of internal energy and resources accessible to all that tap into it.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary