Ancient art and literature are crowded with references to dreams. For thousands of years dreams have been credited with supernatural or prophetic significance by the majority of the world’s spiritual traditions. The Bible, for instance, makes it clear that dreams are divine messages and this explanation for dreams was shared by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, all of whom also believed that dreams had healing powers.
Certain cultures, such as the Australian Aborigines and many African and Native American tribes, have always believed dreaming to be a way in which an individual can enter into the collective spirit memory. To this day, dream pooling plays an important role in those societies where tribal members gather together for the purpose of interpreting dreams. Another view is held by the Inuit of Hudson Bay in Canada, who believe that when a person falls asleep and dreams, their soul goes wandering.
The Egyptians are thought to have been the first to develop a system of contrary dream interpretation; a positive dream, for example, predicts misfortune and a nightmare predicts an improvement in waking fortunes. They produced the earliest known dream dictionary, written approximately 4,000 years ago. Now called the Chester Beatty Papyrus, it came from Thebes in Egypt and is kept in the British Museum.
It was the ancient Greeks, however, who first proposed the theory that dreams were not from some external, divine source but internal communications, or the divine spark within. Plato (427-347 BC) suggested that dreams were expressions of a person’s hidden desires, whilst his pupil Aristotle (384-322 BC) speculated that dreams shared similar themes and were not divine oracles but coincidences. It was the ‘father of medicine’ Hippocrates (460-377 BC) who proposed that dream symbols reflect the state of the dreamer’s body—for example, fire denoted indigestion—and should be regarded as valuable diagnostic tools.
The first fully-fledged dream researcher to focus on dream symbols and dream themes was a Roman living in Greek Asia Minor called Artemidorus (AD 138-180), who wrote a book about dream interpretation that is still in print. As far as Artemidorus was concerned, dream symbols had certain meanings but the most important aspect of dream interpretation was the symbols’ personal significance to the dreamer, along with the dreamer’s personal circumstances.
In much of Europe, even though the early Christians respected dreams for their spiritual significance, the repressive control of the Roman Catholic Church put a stop to any attempts at dream interpretation. By the fifteenth century, dreams were regarded as no longer significant or important. Even a century or so later, Shakespeare called them ‘children of the idle brain’. This school of thought persisted into the eighteenth century, when dreams were still thought to be meaningless.
In the early nineteenth century, when the restrictive influence of the Church began to wane and members of the German Romantic movement—in their quest for spontaneous expression—rediscovered the potential of dreams, a revival of interest in dream interpretation began to trickle into the mainstream with the publication of popular dream dictionaries such as Raphael’s Royal Book of Dreams (1830). The stage was now set for Freud and Jung; two men who continue to have the greatest impact on the way we interpret dreams today.... Dreampedia
In ancient Greece, people believed that dreams were a direct contact with the gods. One of the principal uses of dreams was for healing. Sick people went to special temples that were dedicated to dreaming as a curative method. There, a physician would help to induce a dream, which the physician would then interpret as a guide to the treatment of the ailment, and its cause as well. In modern times, the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, drew upon the writings of Artemidorus, a Greek who lived in the second century B.C.E. whom Freud much admired. Artemidorus’s books have been preserved for over two thousand years and were in constant use as references before the scientific revolution put dreams into the category of “unimportant nonsense.”
At the time of the Italian Renaissance, when rational thinking was beginning to come to the fore, dreams began to be dismissed as trivial by-products of sleep. William Shakespeare denounced dreams as “the children of an idle brain.” (On the other hand, he wrote eloquently on the nature of dreams in his play Hamlet!) John Dryden, an English philosopher, dismissed dreams as the result of indigestion or infection. The bias against dreams continued through the nineteenth century, when most people thought that dreams were caused by some external stimulus—such as a knock on the door making a person dream the house was being burglarized. Aside from such shallow interpretation, most ordinary people, doctors and philosophers, church fathers and professors, believed that dreams had no meaning and saw no need to heed them.
In his autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Dr. Jung tells of a dream in which he was a guest at a garden party. Another guest was a woman from the town of Basel, a good friend of both Jung and his sister. In the dream, Jung says, he instinctively knew the woman from Basel would die. However, when he woke up he had no idea who the woman was in real life, though the dream was exceptionally vivid. He writes, “A few weeks later, I received news that a friend of mine had a fatal accident. I knew at once that she was the person I had seen in the dream but had been unable to identify.”
It took the work of Sigmund Freud to open people’s eyes once more to the possibility of dreams being important and useful. Though Freud was obsessed with sexual meanings in dreams to the exclusion of all else, he performed a useful service with the publication of his book on dream interpretation. However, his narrow view held that dreams were mere “wish fulfillment” and a substitute for sexual satisfaction. Fortunately, one of his student colleagues, Carl Gustav Jung of Switzerland, disagreed with Freud and formulated a more comprehensive theory of dream analysis.
Jung researched the previously unstudied territory of the unconscious and came up with the idea of a collective unconscious, through which all people were connected by a common store of knowledge and experience that often revealed itself in dreams.... Dreampedia
If you are happily wandering alone in your dream, this may suggest a feeling that the source of your problems lies outside yourself. Dreams about anchors and lifeboats also tell of the fight for survival in daily life.
If you dream of being lost in dense vegetation, towering trees or tall reeds, you may feel that your progress is being thwarted by obstacles. As in the tale of ‘Hansel and Gretel’, this dream may evoke longing for the comfort and warmth of home.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your abdomen is exposed, this signifies trust and vulnerability, and in women it may indicate a desire for motherhood.
If you are injured or shot in the stomach, this is about emotional hurt. Traditional folklore says that dreaming of your abdomen can foretell infidelity. A shriveled abdomen warns of lies, a swollen abdomen promises success. To see your navel in your dream represents your being and self. The dream may suggest that you need to find your center and middle ground.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a particular ancestor is highlighted, then you need to explore your personal associations with that person. For example, your great-aunt could have been renowned for her psychic abilities, so a dream about her might represent that intuitive tendency in you. Family scenes in your dream may represent feelings of security and unity, or a desire for this in your waking life. The appearance of your whole family together in a dream can indicate that you are yearning for the security and togetherness of childhood and home. On the other hand, if you dream that you see your family but are not present among them or are ignored by them, perhaps you feel emotionally distant from them at present. The appearance or mention of your family name in dreamland calls attention to your heritage or family situation.
If family planning is a feature of your dream, this suggests the need to take responsibility for your future. A family room suggests congeniality. Members of the extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews) usually appear in a dream as an aspect of yourself relevant to the person you dreamed about. For example, if your cousin is shy in waking life, his appearance in a dream may refer to the inhibited part of yourself.
To dream of a family tree may indicate your true spiritual heritage, providing you with a record of your origins and your place in the overall scheme of things; alternatively, if you believe in reincarnation, particularly genetic reincarnation, it may represent your own past lives.
If you are finding it difficult to analyze the meaning of your dream, it may be that your unconscious has cast a feminine or masculine archetype in the role of the relation. To determine if this is the case, ask yourself if your dream uncle has more in common with the archetypal wise old man than your father’s brother, or if your dream niece has more in common with the archetypal amazon or huntress.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is said that lightning without rain symbolizes impending disaster for both, a musaafir as well as muqeem.
It is also said that lightning with rain symbolizes cure and remedy for a sick person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Imaam exclaimed: “How wonderful a dream you have seen! You are being soaked in the rahmath and bounties of Allah. You will be granted peace and rizq in abundance”.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Aries(21 March-19 April)—topaz
Taurus(20 April-20 May)—garnet
Gemini(21 May-21 June)—emerald
Cancer(22 June-22 July)—sapphire
Leo(23 July-23 August)—diamond
Virgo(24 August-22 September)—zircon
Libra(23 September-23 October)—agate
Scorpio(24 October-21 November)—amethyst
Sagittarius (22 November-21 December)—beryl
Capricorn(22 December-19 January)—onyx
Aquarius(20 January-18 February)—jasper
Pisces(19 February-20 March)—ruby... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees himself touching the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he will follow and learn at the hand of one of the Imams of the Arabian peninsula. Seeing the sacred Black Stone in a dream is perhaps an indication of going to perform one’s pilgrimage.
If one sees himself cutting into the Black Stone in a dream, it means that he wants people to follow his personal opinions.
If he sees the pilgrims searching for the Black Stone but cannot find it in a dream, it means that he thinks of himself to be right and the rest of the people to be wrong. It also could mean that he possesses a knowledge which he hides from others. Ifhe touches the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he follows the teachings of an Imam from among the Hijazite Arabs.
If he sees the Black Stone being a castle for himself in a dream, it means that he follows religious innovations.
If he swallows the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he is a affected person who will mislead people.
(Also see Ka’aba; Corner Stone)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to receive one as a gift, denotes she will suffer estrangement from one friend, but will, by this, gain one more worthy of her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is also reputed to grant all wishes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Happiness, satisfaction.
3. Period of prosperity is in the ofﬁng, usually emotional. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The work you do now will be well rewarded, though you may have to wait a while to see the results. One old Gypsy woman insisted that the only meaning for dreaming of blossoms (she specified fruit tree blossoms) was a coming wedding. See also Orange Blossom.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
(Also see Earth; Flowers; Roses)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Colors, Plant(s), etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
According to Freud, a reference to female sexuality. White flowers mean sexual innocence; red flowers mean sexual maturity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of visiting a book store, you will advance toward your goals at a slow and steady pace.... My Dream Interpretation
2. A need to acquire knowledge or pass it from one level of understanding to the next. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Bookseller; Marketplace)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see fires of brimstone, denotes you will be threatened with loss by contagion in your vicinity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Chandler)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The more unpleasant the dose, the better it will be for the dreamer.... Mystic Dream Book
If it shows children dancing, much joy is yours, and if you see dating couples dance the Charleston you will have great success in your endeavors.
If you are one of the dancers you have an omen that tells you that your business enterprise will grow and expand.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The act of cleaning represents restoring yourself to your natural luster.
If you are cleaning something, you may be attempting to correct a wrong, make amends, or tie up loose ends.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If one sees himself cleaning the road to Mecca in a dream, it means that he will perform a pilgrimage. Cleaning through a grass field without knowing the owner in a dream means becominga renunciate. Cleaningthe floors ofsomeone’s house in a dream means finding how he is doing.
(Also see Sweeping the floor; Washer; Washing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Remove emotional, mental, and moral blemishes that are clogging up fragile spiritual connections.
It is also important which objects are being cleaned or what is being “swept” out—pay attention to the rest of the images.... Dreamers Dictionary
See also Wash, Teeth, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The same applies to washing stains in clothes.
If you are taking a shower or bath in your dream, this could indicate a problem that overshadows you in waking life.
If you are washing your hair, this is connected to your emotions, and if you are washing your genitals, there may be some kind of sexual adventure in waking life that you are ashamed of. You could also be worried about sexually transmitted diseases.
If you are cleaning your home, this could suggest that you want to get more organized in your waking life, but before you can do that you need to dispose of dirt or dust; this may refer to ways of thinking or responding that are clouding your judgments in waking life.
If you were watching a washing machine in your dream, this is a reference to your daily routine and the boredom you feel.
If you are trapped in the washing machine, you feel stifled by your daily routine; it will therefore be important to make changes in daily life as soon as possible.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Clean up one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Cleaning house portends a welcome visitor.
Cleaning or polishing silverware or jewelry augurs the receipt of money.
To dream of bathing is a sign that you will have the respect of all with whom you come in contact.
To dream of washing your own undergarments indicates that you will preserve your self-respect through all situations.... The Complete Dream Book
(See Mr. Clean.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(See Cleanser.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For a young woman to dream of using a cooking stove, foretells she will be too hasty in showing her appreciation of the attention of some person and thereby lose a closer friendship. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Black stone; Ka’aba)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, rocks and stones are obvious phallic symbols on account of their hardness. The appearance of rocks, stones and metals in dreams for Jungians, however, has a different interpretation inspired by Jung’s interest in alchemy. Alchemy is the ancient art of transmuting base metals into gold but it is not just about this transformation. It can also be viewed as a system of self- initiation. Jung was amazed to find that the images and operations he encountered in old alchemy texts related strongly to his theories of psychoanalysis and the unconscious. He saw in alchemy a metaphor for the process of individuation or personal transformation, and the morphing and mutating imagery of that process which emerges from the stream of consciousness. For Jungians, therefore, the appearance of rocks, stones, metals and jewels in dreams are potent and powerful symbols of a person’s basic nature, heart and soul, and of their potential for personal transformation. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
For lovers to dream of stepping together on a curb, denotes an early marriage and consequent fidelity; but if in your dream you step or fall from a curbstone your fortunes will be reversed. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of winning custody of a child foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.
If you were the one being fought over in your dream, you may feel torn between conflicting beliefs or groups of people in your waking life, or be stuck for an answer on a certain decision.... My Dream Interpretation
To enter a custom-house, foretells that you will strive for, or have offered you, a position which you have long desired.
To leave one, signifies loss of position, trade or failure of securing some desired object. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is time to review the experiences of the past and to begin drawing conclusions, so the new stage is enjoyable and successful.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams that present you with undisguised imagery—the roof falling in on you, or your car stalling on a motorway—may be warning signals to pay greater attention to the care and maintenance of yourself and the things around you. Other common images in nightmares and bad dreams include: menacing strangers, clifftops, dark woods, alleys, forests, heights and depths, land or sea storms, earthquakes, tidal waves, terrorist attacks, outbreaks of disease, friends or family who suddenly become cruel, dangerous, old or ugly, guns, knives and other weapons threatening you, car or plane crashes and being lost. All these scary images leave you with a sense that your place in the world is uncertain or shifting. You are out of control in a big way and your sense of self is eroding. Dreams in which your whole world is rocked or changed are clear symbols of fear, anxiety and a crisis in confidence. Dreams in which you sink slowly but inevitably into quicksand or are swallowed by an angry lion usually represent feelings of being overwhelmed in waking life. Dreams in which you are drowning have a similar interpretation. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of working in one forecasts a stroke of money luck.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Possible illness, need for relief.
3. Avoidance is somehow being aided and abetted. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are the pharmacist: you would like to be wealthy.... Dreamers Dictionary
A person who doesn’t handle anxiety or stress can easily fail in work or in relationships. Many people do not enter a relationship because of the problems it poses. Dr Evans suggests that dreams are the means by which we both practise and update our programs of survival. Our experience of the day may question or enhance our behaviour stratagems for success at work or in relationships. Without the reprogramming occurring in dreams we would be stuck at one level of behavioural maturity. ‘As we gain in experience, as our input gets richer and more diverse, we modify our programs rather than replace them with a completely fresh set/ ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If one sees himself striking a flint stone with a piece of steel to produce fire for cooking or for light, and ifhe sees the sparks coming from them in a dream, it means that he will take advantage of his friendship with someone in authority who is rock hearted to help him overcome his poverty and to make his life more manageable.
The flint stone in a dream also represents the rock hearted man, and the steel represents his might. On the other hand, if one strikes a flint stone with a piece of steel and produces sparks from them in his dream, it means that he will witness an awesome fight between two rock hearted and cruel people. Striking a flint stone in a dream also means marriage of an unwed person.
If a woman sees herself striking a flint stone with a piece of steel, and if she can produce sparks in the dream, it means that she will beget a son.
If a spark starts a fire in the dream, it means that one’s wife will become pregnant or perhaps it could represent a fight between the husband and the wife, or a fight between two partners.
If the sparks burn one’s gown in the dream, it means that harm will affect that house and such harm will bring about losses in money, family honor or bodily injury.
If the sparks burn a notebook in the dream, it means deviation from God’s path.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A footstool can also symbolize an enemy being subject to you, Ps. 110:1... Christian Dream Symbols
(Also see Carnelian-red; Ring)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A gem is considered a piece of colored light made stone: a drop of solidified cosmic energy full of magic and protective virtues. Therefore, esoterically, it has been used as a talisman and amulet for millennia. || The gem’s oneiric image promises, in general, fortune, wealth, and high social position.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a specific gemstone or precious stone appears in your dream, try to work out what that stone means to you. Was it your birth stone or the birth stone of someone you know? You should also consider its color. The texture and any associations or myths connected should also help with your interpretation. It would be impossible to list all precious and semiprecious gemstones, but the following associations with some of the most well-known gemstones should give you some guidelines regarding interpretation; but please note that it is always worth your while to do your own research.
Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence, and in dreams the appearance of amethyst suggests healing and transcendence. The gemstone is also a symbol of sobriety and remorse, due to the legend of the origin of amethyst. Dionysus, the god of intoxication, was angered one day by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws of the tigers. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god’s tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today.
Diamond is the symbol of incorruptibility, integrity, perfection and wisdom, so if you dream of it, these may be themes that would repay further investigation in your interpretation. But your dream may also be hinting that you need to look at various facets of a problem. There is also the association with human greed. As a symbol of fertility and regeneration, emerald in dreams suggests personal growth and a connection with the natural in life. The green of the emerald is the color of life and of the springtime, which comes round again and again. But emerald is also the traditional color of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the color of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. In dreams, emerald can convey harmony, love of Nature and elemental joie de vivre.
According to Chinese legend, jade is the sperm of the Celestial dragon that fell to earth; it therefore represents a union between heaven and earth. In the West, jade is more likely to bear the symbolism of its color green. It may also appear in dream word-play. Is there something in your waking life about which you feel jaded and would like to change? In gemstone therapy, it is said that jade stimulates creativity and mental agility on the one hand, whilst also having a balancing and harmonizing effect
A symbol of the inner world of fantasies and dreams, opal stands for intuitive awareness. All of nature’s splendor seems to be reflected in the manifold opulence of fine opals: fire and lightning, all the colors of the rainbow and the soft shine of far seas. Almost ninety-five per cent of all fine opals come from the dry and remote outback deserts of Australia. For ages, people have believed in the healing power of opals. It is reported to be able to cure depression and to help its wearer find true and lasting love. The fantastic color- play of opals may reflect changing emotions and moods; either your own or of the people around you. For example, the sparkling images of boulder opal, the vivid light flashes of black opal or the soft shine of milk opal characterize the colorful world of this fascinating gemstone.
Rubies are a symbol of emotion, passion, empathy and reaching out to others. The most important characteristic about this valuable stone is its color. There is of course a reason for this: the name ‘Ruby’ was derived from the Latin word ‘rubens’, meaning ‘red’. The red of rubies is in a class of its own, being peculiarly warm and fiery. Two magical elements are associated with the symbolism of this color: fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind. In the light of this, ruby-red is not just any old color red; it is the epitome of the color: hot, passionate and powerful. Like no other gemstone, ruby is the perfect symbol of powerful feelings. To dream of a ring set with a precious ruby does not symbolize a calm and moderate sympathy that one might feel for someone else, but rather the passionate and unbridled love which two people feel for each other.
Sapphires are symbols of hope, joy and aspiration, and blue is the color most often association with this precious stone. This color is also linked to emotions such as sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty. These emotions are permanent and reliable—they are emotions in which overwhelming and fiery passion is not the main element, but rather composure, mutual understanding and unshakeable trust. Sapphire blue has thus become a color related to anything permanent and reliable, and this is one of the reasons why women in many countries settle on sapphire for their engagement rings. Sapphire symbolizes loyalty and faithfulness, whilst at the same time expressing love and yearning.
The most famous musical example for this melancholic shade of blue can be found in George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. Sapphire’s blue color is also evoked where clear competence and controlled brainwork are the issue. After all, the first computer ever to wrangle a victory from a chess grandmaster and world champion was named ‘Deep Blue’.
In many cultures of the Old and New World turquoise has for thousands of years been appreciated as a holy stone, a good-luck charm or a talisman. In Asia and Europe, turquoise is often worn as protection against the evil eye and its exquisite shade of blue is associated with heaven. In dreams it can represent healing and higher aspirations.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you could read the epitaph (the writing on the stone), the dream means that you can solve whatever problems are facing you much more easily than you think.
If you couldn’t make out the writing, you can expect news of a happy family event.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Epitaph.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If a grinding stone is seen grinding wheat thus producing flour, it means the observer will acquire sustenance as a result of someone else’s toil. But if he, himself operates the grinding stone, it means he will earn his own livelihood. Sometimes, a mill or grinding stone represents fighting or quarrelling if there is anything to suggest this in the dream.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are sharpening tools, you will be blessed with a worthy helpmate.
To deal in grindstones, is significant of small but honest gain. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Sharpening tools indicates that, if needed, friends will be there to help. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of shopping in a grocery store with empty shelves, you feel hopelessness about your life right now.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of throwing a hagstone is a message to think positively as you may lack of personal empowerment. Literally, to dream of a seeing a hagstone in the distance may be indicating that it is time to get your eyes checked.
To find a hagstone in water indicates the power to recover from a recent emotional trauma. On the whole a hagstone in a dream is a fortunate omen.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Depth Psychology: Hailstorms are always a sign of dissatisfaction, or a warning about family disputes or material losses. When worries and problems come “down like a hailstorm,” its time to let go of the matter or person, or to seek shelter (or look for protection or help) from others. See Storm.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Possible feelings of sexual inadequacy, need for improvements.
3. Difﬁculties in relationships, a need for repairs (as in to “patch things up”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If in the dream you see an ironmonger it means that you seek advice from someone more experienced and mature.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. A message from the subconscious, usually about direction in life (inscription).
3. Long life ahead. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- The human being continually assesses both their, and the historic, past. History is perhaps an objective assessment of a subjective way of being. Sometimes to dream in this way is to dream of the person we might have been.
3- Old beliefs and life patterns need to be considered in the light of present knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
According to Freud, the personage is almost always the symbol for a father or mother. According to Jung, if the name of such a person is mentioned in your dream, you should find out about that person—who he was, who was around during his time, and what he did.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dream of Tutankhamen, for example, the beautiful golden face of this young pharaoh may suggest the delights of youth and early promise; on the other hand, that the body is embalmed for all eternity may suggest that you are denied the right to express yourself. The association with ‘mummy’ suggests that your parents might not be allowing you the freedom you need.
If you dream of Julius Caesar—someone famous for being brutally betrayed and assassinated by his followers—this image may suggest that your hostility towards someone, however justified, is a betrayal. Caesar also warns against alienating others through ambition and pride.
If you dream of Nero, the Roman emperor, it could be that you are worried by your own, or someone else’s, life of debauchery and random, cruel decisions. To dream of Cleopatra is a stark warning of the dangers of balancing love with ambition and power; she famously combined sex appeal, political cunning, beauty and ambition to influence her Roman lovers, Caesar and Mark Anthony. The warning in the dream comes from the fact that she ultimately died from a self-inflicted serpent bite.
For Jungians, ‘good queen Bess’ or Queen Elizabeth I may evoke the archetypal image of the great mother, combining earthly power with spiritual exaltation. Also significant is the fact that Elizabeth, as the Virgin Queen, renounced her sexuality for her country. George Washington was a brave soldier and honest leader, and presents an image of the archetypal father figure. Freudians might perhaps see his felling of the infamous cherry tree, because ‘he could never tell a lie’, as an acknowledgement of repressed sexuality. The famous French leader Napoleon was a liberator yet also a tyrant, and in dreams may be the symbol of a dictator or overbearing father figure. As a role model of justice with wisdom and compassion, Abraham Lincoln may evoke the wise old man archetype with its ability to impart knowledge and inspire; his assassination, which he predicted in a dream, adds elements of sacrifice and intuition to his symbolism. The head of the Catholic Church, the Pope, may also represent the archetypal wise old man.
As the ultimate villain of the twentieth century, Adolf Hitler reminds you that dark urges are not fictional characteristics but very much alive in human nature. Jungians would see in him and other brutal dictators, such as Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung or Pol Pot, the archetypal shadow figure. Winston Churchill, by contrast, is a shining example of the triumph of wisdom, experience and indomitable will, as his greatest glory only came when many thought his career was over. A symbol of strength and persistence, he is also an ideal father figure: tough and gruff, but also fair, courageous and protective. The dream image of John F. Kennedy is a symbol of the archetypal free-spirited hero, but he may also indicate voracious sexual appetites.
The appearance of Carl Jung in your dreams may be reassuring you if you share his view that dreams are a powerful way to gather new insights on the path to spiritual self-fulfillment.
If Freud appears in your dreams, he may represent the image of the psychoanalyst listening to your anxieties. You may speak to your dream analyst about things you keep from others—and even yourself—in waking life. For dreams such as being present at a famous event in world history, such as the Battle of Waterloo or the first moon landing, see TIME.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Applying outdated values or solutions to new situations and problems.
3. Current activities, projects or events have a permanent importance (also note what is happening in the history). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are continuing to relive your history, then you need to heal the reoccurring issues in order to move on, create a future and to move in the direction of your dreams. See Mythology and Recurring Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Alexander the Great: Conqueror, empire building, warrior archetype.
Aristotle: İnfluential greek philosopher, the importance of asking questions and challenging conventional thought.
Bell, Alexander Graham: İnventor of telephone, communication, networking .
Bonaparte, Napoleon: French emperor, tactician, warrior archetype, exile.
Columbus, Christopher: Explorer, led europe to the americas, new territories to discover, new potential.
Confucius: The founder of confucianism, wise old man archetype.
Copernicus, Nicolas: Priest, astronomer, taught heliocentricity, the world revolves around the sun.
Daguerre, Louis: Pioneer of photography, vision, impressions, image change.
Darwin, Charles: Biologist, formulated theory of evolution, survival of the fittest.
Descartes, René: Rationalist philosopher and mathematician, logic, reason, ı think therefore ı am.
Edison, Thomas: İnventor of light bulb, illumination, insight.
Einstein, Albert: Physicist, theory of relativity, greatness achieved by power of the mind.
Fermi, Enrico: Father of atomic bomb, ultimate weapon of destruction, the last resort.
Fleming, Alexander: Penicillin, advances in bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy, strengthening your defenses.
Ford, Henry: İndustrialist, revolutionized mass production, the repetition of the production line.
Galilei, Galileo: Catholic astronomer, accurately described heliocentric solar system, visionary, conflict of authority with freedom of thought.
Gutenberg, Johann: Developed movable type, printed bibles, communication, the printed word.
Machiavelli, Niccolò: Author of the prince, archetype of the manipulator.
Marconi, Guglielmo: İnventor of the radio, communication, words, reaching a large audience.
Marx, Karl: Social philosopher, marxist communism, class struggle.
Michelangelo: Painter; sculptor, architect, diversity, energy, talent.
Moses: God’s messenger, leader of people out of slavery.
Muhammad: Prophet of ıslam, founder of major world religion, military and political leader, pure ideals, indomitable will.
Newton, Isaac: Physicist, theory of universal gravitation, laws of motion, universe working like clockwork.
St Paul: Proselytizer of christianity, dogma, tradition, rules and regulations.
Plato: Greek philosopher, intellectual focus on spiritual concepts rather than physical elements of life.
Shakespeare, William: Playwright, understanding of complete range of human emotions, stupendous output.
Voltaire: Writer and philosopher, crusade against tyranny and bigotry, the importance of tolerance.
Washington, George: First president of the united states of america, the basic rights of the individual, david versus goliath.
Watt, James: Developer of steam engine, new possibilities, travel.
William the Conqueror: First king of modern england, beginning a new project, invasion.
Wright, Orville and Wilbur: Inventors of airplane, longing to escape, fly away or reach new heights... The Element Encyclopedia
If you then dream that you lose it, or it is stolen from you, then you will see your luck fade away and turn to ill.
To place a jasper stone in your mouth means you will soon hear the truth about a matter.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. Fear of being overweight. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the thunder is in the distance, there may still be time to regain control of a difficult situation. Spiritually, the rumblings of thunder can demonstrate deep anger.
Because lightning has long been considered the prerogative of the gods and a symbol of communication between the world of gods and that of human beings, if lightning appears in your dream or you are struck by a thunderbolt, this suggests intuition, inspiration and the sudden awakening of psychic powers. In general, lightning in a dream indicates unexpected changes that are taking place, or are about to take place. These changes may be to your routine or to the way you think.
Lightning can also indicate strong, passionate love that can strike suddenly and unexpectedly. Alternatively, lightning in a dream can indicate a discharge of tension, or a necessary but destructive act on your part in order to make progress. Spiritually, lightning can denote sudden enlightenment or personal growth.
If a storm—with or without thunder and lightning—appears in your dream, this indicates personal emotional outbursts as the storm allows the dreamer to release emotion and clear the air. But if the storm is approaching, this indicates a sense of difficult times ahead, and of anger or passion about someone or something that has built up, but which has not yet been expressed.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of shopping in a lingerie store indicates a desire to reconnect with your feminine side.
A dream in which you buy lingerie for yourself may also indicate that you would like to appear more desirable to others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Depth Psychology: An animal represents instinctive urges.
The livestock dealer and the auction point to sly and foxy people. Either someone wants to “put something over” on you or vice versa.
The other symbols in the dream are important. See .Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a young woman to think a loadstone is attracting her, is an omen of happy changes in her family. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Strength and tenacity. This stone has associations with Hercules, and Alexander the Great gave it to his armies to ensure their might.
Personal focus on being attractive or charismatic. As a natural magnet, lodestone was used by prostitutes to increase their business. It was also sometimes painted various colors as a component for magical “drawing” spells, such as green for encouraging prosperity or red to ensure passion or love.
Concerns over being a satisfying sexual partner. In India and Assyria, people rubbed this on the body to ensure potency.... The Language of Dreams
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Penny)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you lost something of great «value, the dream is warning you that if you try to be too sharp you can end up by cutting yourself.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
In some instances, such dreams can reflect feelings of regret about actual events or people you have lost but more often they are a symbol for something missing in your life; perhaps direction, confidence or intimacy or even a sense of personal identity. Another explanation suggests that such dreams are a warning that you are in danger of losing something important. Perhaps you have not been valuing or appreciating an aspect of your life enough. Finally, a dream of losing something or someone important can also suggest lost opportunities, past relationships or, according to Jungian analysis, forgotten aspects of yourself.
Your personal associations to the thing you lose will give you clues as to the emotional meaning and possible interpretation of your dream.
Dreams that leave you with a sense of frustration or anxiety are very common; you will almost certainly experience this kind of dream at some time or other, especially during times of stress in waking life. The stress may be triggered by an exam, a job interview, a relationship breaking up or fears of failing; this stress can express itself in dreams of falling or being confined, or dreams of feeling frustrated by a machine that doesn’t work or finding yourself naked in the middle of a busy street. According to Freud, such dreams are inspired by sexual frustration or anxiety, but most dream analysts believe that they stem from deepseated feelings of inadequacy or frustration in all areas of your waking life, not just the sexual. Another thing to consider is whether the frustration in the dream was ‘because’ of something. In other words, did it happen because you took a wrong direction, because you went along with a particular person or because you didn’t listen to advice? If you are able to pinpoint a cause or reason try to define what the‘because’ factor is in your everyday life.
However, disturbing, upsetting or frustrating such dreams can be they are not meant to cause more anxiety. Your dreaming mind has conjured up these images to enlighten and strengthen you. Whenever you have a dream that leaves you with feelings of loss, regret or frustration, try to pinpoint exactly what caused you the most anxiety in your dream as this may hold the key to understanding the root of your fear.
If you are able to understand the message of your unconscious, you will feel that you are in a better position to face your fears or at least to find ways to manage it if you are unable to conquer it.
This chapter covers some aspects of loss and frustration but there are countless others. For example, you can lose weight, hair, teeth, vision, smell, possessions, friends, your freedom, your personality, your children, a body part or even your own life in a dream. Dreams of being chased, paralyzed, imprisoned or missing a train can all refer to stressful situations in your waking life. Refer to the relevant entry in the index for the significance of other dream symbols of frustration and loss. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams in which you lose a hand or a foot,are missing an internal organ or have a body part disappear or fall off are therefore often signs that some part of your potential is being lost due to the path you have chosen. The common dream of losing teeth may reflect waking problems but can also symbolize loss, the break up of relationships, moving house, moving away or any other change which involves the ending of one phase in life and the beginning of another.
If the teeth become loose but stay in your mouth choking you, this could mean that you are holding something back or keeping your thoughts and feelings to yourself; the price is some form of damage to yourself. A dream in which you lose your virginity is a reflection of the loss of childhood innocence. What have you lost recently in waking life that has damaged your previous system of beliefs? See also BODY; SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is this quality that is symbolised in dreams. We are able to extract from our experiences in life what is useful to us and can convert it into nourishment.
2- There is a transformation which occurs when a material is ground, and any dream containing a mill will signify that transformation.
The two stones arc said to signify will and intellect, the tools we use in transformation.
3- Transformative energy, turning the crude into the usable.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. Change is coming in one’s life.
3. A sense that time is passing. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The two large stones that make up a millstone are said to signify will and intellect, the tools we use in transformation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream containing a mill will signify that transformation and echoes the process of creation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is this quality that is symbolized in dreams. We are able to extract from our experiences in life what is useful to us and what we can convert into nourishment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the wheel is not moving: a specific project is coming to a stand-still.
A broken wheel stands for old problems. illnesses, or the death of a person close to you. Having a mill stone around vour neck: trv to resolve a difficult situation as soon as possible. See Burden, Log, Luggage.
Depth Psychology: The mill is a symbol of your need for safety and your fear of not accomplishing your goals, or—even worse—of being ground into dust by the “wheel of the mill.” The dream might also suggest dealing with old attitudes and convictions (grind them up), or that emotional conflicts are turning around and around in you head like the wheel of the mill.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Hand mill)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Sec Cleanser.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you couldn’t find what you were looking for in the music store, this foretells arguments.... My Dream Interpretation
If so much stools are passed that it takes the from of mud, rain or floods then there is no good to be expected from such a dream. Perhaps it could mean he will be terrorized by the authorities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A pastor in a dream may give you advice or lead you to further symbols which are meant to help you solve a problem.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Depth Psychology: See Church, Preacher, Priest.... Dreamers Dictionary
To eat one of the stones which are intended for pelting in a dream means to devour or steal the property of a young orphan. Pelting stones ina dream also means fulfilling one’s obligatory prayers and fasting, having earlier missed their performance for a legitimate reason.
(Also see Pebbles; Pilgrimage; Jamariit)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of buying pet represents a desire to inculcate oneself with the qualities of that pet.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you own one, you will cultivate a low, designing character.
If you hear the report of one, you will be made aware of some scheme to ruin your interests.
To dream of shooting off your pistol, signifies that you will bear some innocent person envy, and you will go far to revenge the imagined wrong. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. “Targeted” goals and ambitions (target practice).
3. A sharp and dynamic individual.
4. Repressed anger or rage or possibly fear. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The bullets are symbolic of your words ... Christian Dream Symbols
Depth Psychology: See Shooting, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you yourself fire the Pistol, it is a sign of hard work, with very little result therefrom.... Mystic Dream Book
If you kill someone with a pistol, the victim could represent all the aspects of your personality that you dislike or don’t want to accept.
If you kill an animal, it denotes that you repress your instincts, advocating for reason.
If you are the victim, perhaps someone is making your life impossible in reality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The dangers and the potentialities of self-determination are emphasized here. It also means: come to the point; hit your target—or better not hit it—and conclude something or begin something new.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- A piston in a dream can be taken to mean sexual drive or activity. In this context it is more of a mechanical action than a loving act, and may show the dreamer’s attitude to sex. In a woman’s dream a piston may reveal her fear of being hurt sexually. She mav also be aware that she is simply being used, and that there is no tenderness. In a man’s dream such an image may indicate his sense of identity and masculinity.
If the piston is not rigid a man may fear impotence, whereas a woman will feel perhaps that she cannot trust her partner.
2- A piston may also represent a person’s drive for success.
The dreamer mav need to assess the amount of effort that is necessary for him or her to be able to achieve their goals. They may need to rccognise that conccntratcd effort which is fairly mechanical may, at this stage, achieve more than creative flair.
The piston, being only part of an engine, requires the rest of the components to operate successfully. Often a great deal of help can be gained by considering the way in which the piston works. In other words, when at a particular stage of development our actions may have to be mechanical, we also need the fuel and the container with which to operate.
3- The spiritual drive that is, the need to be complete, requires effort which can be enhanced by- using our resources properly.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A piston symbolizes this drive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The piston, being only part of an engine, does require the rest of the components to operate successfully. Often a great deal of help can be gained by considering the way in which the piston works. In other words, though at a particular stage of development our actions may have to be mechanical, we do have to consider the ‘engine’, not just its component parts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the piston is not rigid a man may fear impotence, whereas a woman will feel perhaps that she cannot trust her partner.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The shinier the stone, the greater the emphasis on pride and vanity. Pay attention to the color and the type of stone. Stones that are damaged have a negative symbolic meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are wearing precious stones: you are arrogant and egotistical. Seeing or finding precious stones always indicates that something valuable is going to happen. Finding a blue precious stone means new ideas, an inspiration, or a new field of knowledge.
A red precious stone means a new romance. Finding a yellow stone, means a new opportunity due to a many-layered connection.
A violet stone means pay more attention to the spiritual part of your life. It might lead to valuable insights or bring help “from above.” See Jewelry, Jewels, Gems, and the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”
Depth Psychology: Dreams about precious stones indicate that the dreamer likes external, material things, and lacks spiritual depth.... Dreamers Dictionary
1- Being aware in a dream that something is prehistoric is lo recognise that feelings and emotions we have arise lilerallv from before the time we were able to understand ourselves. WTicn we have not fully integrated and comprehended the basic urge for survival, it is possible for us to be self-destructive without necessarily appreciating why.
2- Often in dreams the landscape or scenario appears to be prehistoric. This is ‘before thought’ and before we had the ability to record our impressions.
If one believes that babies are conscious of the world they will enter before birth, then these impressions can appear in later life as prehistoric images.
For instance, a barren landscape might indicate a lack of love.
3- Spiritual progression requires us to understand our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual urges. In this context, the prehistoric images indicate the lack of ability to integrate either the various parts of ourselves successfully, or to integrate with society.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The prehistoric images indicate either the lack of ability to integrate the various parts of ourselves successfully, or to integrate with society. There are still aspects perhaps of family history that need to be understood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we believe that babies are conscious of the world they will enter before birth, then these impressions can appear in later life as prehistoric images.
For instance, a barren landscape might indicate a lack of love.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a young woman to dream that a rhinestone proves to be a diamond, foretells she will be surprised to find that some insignificant act on her part will result in good fortune. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Fleeting pleasures. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is possible that you feel the “sands of time” are passing you by, and you are being left behind. On a more positive note, this dream can also signify the rising of spirit within, in response to overwhelming challenges.
If you dream of taking cover from the storm, your real life troubles should quickly blow over. Stay strong!... My Dream Interpretation
A sandstorm combines the power of wind and the structure of small bits of earth.
The wind is symbolic of what happens when thoughts are powerfully directed. Sand in this case represents tiny little ideas that taken by themselves have little meaning, but when they are whipped up in a frenzy of directed thought, they can become blinding and destructive.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Awareness and perspective.
A frequent symbol when your life is too one-sided and you are engaged intellectually either too much or too little. According to Jung, the intellectual area and consciousness are challenged.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A snowstorm; difficult times are ahead, but don’t worry—you’ll get through. See Storm.
Depth Psychology: Sleeping in the snow: things from your unconscious will be known as soon as the “snow has melted.” People who are emotionally cold often dream of snow. Seeing a snowman may symbolize aging, or cold, frozen emotions.
A snowstorm: a warning of dangers and conflicts to come, which are made worse by your emotional coldness.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Someone one idolizes. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the statue is built from wood in the dream, it means that one seeks religious arguments or disputes.
If the statue is made of silver in the dream, it means that one elicits sexual relationship with his servant, or with a foreign woman, or perhaps just a friendship.
If the statue is made of gold in the dream, it means that one may commit an abominable action, or a religious inequity, or seeks profits from someone at the expense of displeasing God Almighty and consequently, one will suffer financial losses or health problems.
If the statue combines mixed material of bronze, copper, steel, iron, or lead in the dream, it means that such a person uses his religious garb to make profits, and that he often forgets about his Lord. Astatue in a dream also means travels. Seeing a golden or a silver statue in a dream also could mean prosperity. Seeing a bronze statue of a young woman moving around in a dream means a good harvest, prosperity, or travels.
If the statue is bigger than life-size, then it means a fright. Statues in a dream also represent one’s children, his sexual drive, or his determination.
If one sees himself worshiping a statue in a dream, it means that he is engaged in falsehood, giving preference to his personal desires and passions over obeying his Lord’s commands.
If one sees himself worshiping a golden statue in a dream, it means that he will solicit business from someone who worships God Almighty, though he will also suffer losses from such an association. It also means that he will lose his investment and it will show the weakness of his faith. Ifone sees himselfworshiping a statue made of silver in the dream, it means that he uses his religion to make business out of it, or to betray others through it, or that he will solicit the help of someone to do evil, or that he may sexually abuse a young girl who trusts his religious appearance.
If one sees a statue and does not associate it with worship, or if he does not see anyone worshiping it in his dream, his dream then represents financial gains.
A statue in a dream also means to be enamored with a woman or a boy. Statues in a dream also could mean deafness, idiotic behavior, dumbness, attachment to anything in this world, making an idol out of it, such as one’s love and attachment to his position, status, business, wife, beloved, house, or child, etcetera.
If one owns a statue in a dream, it means that he may marry a deaf, or a dumb, or a non-intelligent woman, or that he maybeget a child who will grow up having one or more of these defects. In whatever condition one sees the statue in his dream, it will reflect on any of the above.
A statue in a dream also represents a generation.
If the statue is missing something in the dream, such defect will definitely manifest in one’s society. Seeing a statue in a dream also could reflect one’s strength and determination.
If one breaks a statue, or lames it, or damages it in a dream, it means that he will vanquish his enemy and earn rank and fame. Ifthe statue in the dream portrays a particular woman, or if it is interpreted to represent a specific woman, then she will be quiet, intelligent and serene, or it could mean that she is stupid and has pride.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- There is a basic side of nature which needs to look up to some- dung and this can be represented in dreams by a statue. Sometimes this statue is representative of an idea or concept rather than a person. Much can be gained by identifying what the statue stands for.
3- Spiritually; as we progress, we come up against the knowledge that we have given value lo something - for instance, a relationship that no longer has significance.
It is ‘dead’ and therefore solidified.
If the statue comes to life again, it can be rescued.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If vou are the statue: you are too uptight and rigid, particularly at times when it would be wise to be much more approachable.
Depth Psychology: The statue stands for insensitivity. emotional coldness, or arrogance. Taken all together, these character traits will inevitably cause conflicts with others and within yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is time to gently let your defenses melt and realize that you cannot heel what you cannot feel. See Robot or Mannequin.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the statue comes to life, the emotion can be rescued.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of being a statue yourself, you may be setting unrealistic goals for yourself. Also see “Statue of Liberty” below.... My Dream Interpretation
If you put someone on a pedestal it reflects scarcity of resources to achieve your goals.
If the statue comes to life in the dream it means that you will recover a friendship that was broken. Some oracles also say that sculptors are promising omens. If, in a dream, you see one working your fortunes will improve.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the dreamer is a statue it may mean that the true self has become far removed from reality.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2. One is personally or culturally free. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are American, this dream is also a symbol of patriotism.... My Dream Interpretation
The dream may be telling you to take things one thing at a time. Or that you need to take a chance and take that first step toward your goals/dreams.... My Dream Interpretation
Tilings in which you place your trust, but which may not be very secure.
Closely reviewing your assets and resources (e.g., “taking stock”).
If the stock market crashes, this represents having the rug pulled out from under your hopes and dreams to the point of despondency.
If specific stocks appear in your dream, consider their names or abbreviations for alternative symbolic value.
For example, a company with a name like Environmental Design may equate to needing to make changes in your surroundings, specifically those that will be more healthful.... The Language of Dreams
It is time for a leap of faith, or at least a calculated risk with regards to love or a creative project. See Gamble.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If your dream featured gains, it is a warning against speculation, but if it involved losses, you are likely to have a stroke of money luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The very essence of speculation is the notion that nothing in life is certain, and if the stock market is featured in your dream, some element of your life is feeling the acute challenges of the nature of life to move up and down in quick succession. What are you willing to risk?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of being the stocker, then this represents that you are giving your power over to someone that you have put on a pedestal, and your dream is cautioning you to bring your power back. See Pedestal and Peeping Tom.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If one’s mother is alive, it means that he will migrate with her to another country, or it could mean that she will be deprived of her son.
If the socks are new and have a clean smell in the dream, it means that one regularly pays his due alms, that he is praised for his character and that his money will grow in a lawful way.
If his socks are old or emit bad odors in the dream, it means that he withholds paying the obligatory alms tax, that he is uncharitable, worthy of blame and that his wealth will quickly disappear.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A light stocking means grief; a dark stocking means enjoyment; a stocking with a hole symbolizes loss; a silk stocking symbolizes wealth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The stocking stands for a desire for sex and an intimate relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a young woman to see her stockings ragged, or worn, foretells that she will be guilty of unwise, if not immoral conduct.
To dream that she puts on fancy stockings, she will be fond of the attention of men, and she should be careful to whom she shows preference.
If white ones appear to be on her feet, she is threatened with woeful disappointment or illness. See Knitting. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of si!k stockings bodes no good to either man or maid.
It is an indication of coming pleasures through dissolute companionship with members of the opposite sex.
If a woman finds a hole in her stocking she should think twice before throwing herself too heartily into a love affair that may leave an unforgettable impression upon her.
Cotton stockings seen in a dream are a forerunner oi some untoward event that wfll seem to prove the reality of life.
Net stockings are a precursor of the revelation of some secret that you would wish to keep hidden.
Wool stockings presage a message from someone of the opposite sex who wishes you well. Half-length stockings (See Socks).... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream of fancy or sexy stockings, then you have a desire for attention and validation of your sexiness and feminine appeal.
If you dream of stockings that are hung by a chimney, then this represents receptivity, deservability, and the expectation of gifts, blessings and good tidings to come.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see someone else putting on stockings, relates to some romantic situation - you may be jealous of someone or worry about getting/keeping somebody’s interest in you.... My Dream Interpretation
Putting them on—profit and security.
Taking them off—changing conditions Torn (or runners)—minor financial difficulties.
Mended or darned—domestic contentment Holes in them—new adventures Silk or nylon—money luck Woolen—security Cotton—friendly pleasure
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The legs do the walking, so consider how you are walking the walk in your life when stockings are featured in a dream.
The context of the dream will offer distinctions for your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
It is a warning about taking risks. Dreaming about calmly sellihg stocks indicates improvement in your financial situation. Stocks burning up in dark smoke: expect losses.
If they are burning up in bright flames, you will be successful in your profession. See Fire, Money.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about stocks is usually a sign of financial problems.
The dream wants you to be very careful when it comes to financial transactions, like buying and selling!... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Something is easy to take. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If in a dream one sees his stomach open, it means that his business may be temporarily put out of commission, or that he may lose any benefits he used to derive from it up to then.
The other aforementioned elements also may apply. Ifthe person in question is a pregnant woman, and if she sees her baby or any part of it comes out of her open stomach, this may mean that a jailed person in her family will be set free, or that the family graves will be desecrated, or that the body of someone in her family will be exhumed, thus uncovering its diseases and infestations, or it could mean that one’s personal life will become public knowledge. Ifone is actually complaining of such an illness, his dream means that he will find a cure for it. Ifone sees that he has no stomach in a dream, it means that he may lose a friend, or that his guardian may die shortly, or that he may become a religious, ascetic and devoted worshiper.
If one sees fire coming out of his stomach in a dream, it means that he will repent for stealing the properties of orphans. Ifone sees himselfcrawling on his stomach in a dream, it shows him being needy and striving to barely feed himself, or it may denote his materialistic character.
The stomach in a dream also represents the plains of a valley. It also can be interpreted as one’s tribal belonging or a branch of his lineage. Entering a stomach in a dream means travels, imprisonment, or returning home from one of the two.
If one sees himself inside the womb of his mother while he is traveling in a foreign land in a dream, it means that he will return to his motherland to die and be buried there.
(Also see Body’; Rumbling of one’s stomach)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see one’ stomach smaller than its normal size suggest that his wealth will increase.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A distended stomach is an indication of unhealthy eating habits and impending illness.
If you dream of a flat stomach, it’s your subconscious telling you to get more exercise.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The stomach is normally associated with our feelings.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A distended stomach is an indication of unhealthy eating habits and impending illness if there is not a quick change in dietary practices.
If you dream your stomach is nice and flat, it is an indication that you should get more exercise.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreaming of the actual organ of digestion is very likely a pun.
If in the dream you’re feeling sick at your stomach, look to other symbols in the dream to see what is going on in your life that you “can’t stomach.” If you dream of eating and feel that your stomach is full to bursting, perhaps you’ve been taking on more responsibilities than you should and need to delegate a few.
Dreaming of exposing your abdomen in any way, even if it only involves wearing a bikini, is a sign of treachery ahead. Be careful whom you confide in.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream about having a stomach ache, you are very frustrated with a relationship or situation - change is required.... My Dream Interpretation
Symbolizes maternity and the need for care and protection. Dreaming that you have a swollen belly indicates that you are saturated by responsibilities.
If it hurts, it signifies that you are trying to evade a problem or situation that you believe has nothing to do with you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The stomach also symbolizes the source of the feelings and the emotional power or capacity to meet or withstand a demand on the feelings (“need a strong stomach” to handle a situation or event).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If not, this symbol may be pointing to the ability to digest and to metabolize, to be receptive, and to deal with intellectual and emotional “food.”
A full stomach points to overstimulation and too much consumption.
An empty stomach is an indication of greed; you feel short-changed.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are actually suffering from stomach problems, you are in a weak position right now and might have to face losses.
Depth Psychology: The stomach represents your “emotional digestion” and the ability to “take in” new things and situations. Stomach problems in a dream are a warning about not overdoing it. What has spoiled your “dinner”? What is “irritating” your stomach?... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing yourself with a round, fat belly means change for the better in your economic situation .
It is also a sign that your sexual desires are very strong. Dreaming about a flat or receding stomach: pay more attention to nutrition and your eating habits (you are not getting proper nourishment). Also, stop taking too many risks and chances right now.
Depth Psychology: In depth psychology, a belly or stomach is considered the “kitchen of the soul,” which means that belly-dreams always have something to do with the “digestion” of past emotional experiences—it is time to start “digesting” them. In other cases, it is a purely sexual symbol and refers to erotic passions.... Dreamers Dictionary
To walk among rocks, or stones, omens that an uneven and rough pathway will be yours for at least a while.
To make deals in ore-bearing rock lands, you will be successful in business after many lines have been tried.
If you fail to profit by the deal, you will have disappointments.
If anxiety is greatly felt in closing the trade, you will succeed in buying or selling something that will prove profitable to you. Small stones or pebbles, implies that little worries and vexations will irritate you.
If you throw a stone, you will have cause to admonish a person.
If you design to throw a pebble or stone at some belligerent person, it denotes that some evil feared by you will pass because of your untiring attention to right principles. See Rock. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is common among the people of knowledge to describe an ignorant person as a stone. Owning a precious stone in a dream could mean buying one in wakefulness, or it may mean gaining a strong foothold over someone of the same caliber, or it could mean a marriage to a compatible person.
If one sees himself petrified in a dream, it means that he disobeys his Lord, in that sense, ifhe is sick, it means that he may die from his illness, or he may be inflicted with a stroke that will leave him paralyzed.
A falling stone over the world in a dream means the wrath of God Almighty, a calamity, or that an unjust person will rule the land.
If the stone splits asunder or explodes after falling in the dream, it means that the harm will touch every house. Carrying bags full of stones or moving mountains in a dream means attempting to do something difficult. Hanging a stone around one’s neck as a charm in a dream means that an affliction or an evil will take place.
If a poor person sees himself hitting a rock with a staff to split it, then if water gushes forth in the dream, it means that he will strike it rich. Stones in a dream also may represent devotion, asceticism, or godly people.
If a godly person or an ascetic sees himself possessing a stone in a dream, it means that the blessings he receives will show in his community, and people will seek him to pray for their needs. Owning a wheat grinding stone, ajuicer, porphyry, or any therapeutic or medicinal stones in a dream represent a respected or a revered person such as one’s father, one’s master, teacher, shaikh, friend, relative, physician, gnostic, a learned person, honorable people, a property, comfort, profits, benefits, or a rewarding trade. Such stones also may be interpreted as extensive travels.
(Also see Pebbles; Rocks) 414... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the wall is broken down it can symbolize the need to rebuild something, Prov. 24:31... Christian Dream Symbols
To be carving stone is to be attempting to create a lasting monument.
2- Stone has many connotations on an emotional level.
For stone to be broken up signifies being badly- hurt. Being turned to stone would suggest that we have had to harden up our attitudes. Being stoned could have two meanings. One is being punished for misdemeanours; the other is being under the influence of drugs.
3- Stone signifies the imperishability and the indestructibility of Supreme Reality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If this is the case, then, your dream is helping you to remember that sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you. Also, if you are the one casting the stones, consider that what you do to another, you do to yourself.
If you dream of getting stoned with marijuana, then see Marijuana.... Strangest Dream Explanations
For stone to be broken up signifies being badly hurt. Being turned to stone would suggest that we have had to harden up our attitudes. Being stoned in dreams is being punished for misdemeanours.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be carving stone is to be attempting to create a lasting monument.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To walk among rocks, or stones are omens that an uneven and rough pathway will be yours for at least a while.
If you throw a stone in your dream, you will have reason to scold someone in real life.
If you dream of throwing a stone at some evil or obnoxious person, it is a good sign that some evil feared by you will pass because of your untiring attention to good moral principles.... My Dream Interpretation
A stone may symbolize your true self; the fundamental and permanent centre of one’s being.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dream that the stones rain down from the sky it means that your heart is hardened. Finally, gemstones symbolize transmutation from opacity to transparency, from imperfect into perfect. (See ROCK)
Stones in the road may be a reference to the clumsy and difficult-to-handle people who impede your progress.
If you throw stones, the dream indicates accusations. According to some oracles, if you collect them, you will inherit properties. Finally, to find precious stones augurs good luck.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
According to Jung, it expresses darkness, as in Forest.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreaming of stone or a stone floor or path can suggest emotional inhibition or coldness as well as stability and durability.
If you are carving stone in your dream, you may be trying to make a lasting impression on the world.
If stone is broken up in your dream, you may be experiencing extreme emotional hurt. Being turned into stone means hardening your approach or attitude, and if stones are thrown at you, this could suggest feelings of guilt for a misdemeanor. There is also the drug association to consider, as in being ‘stoned’.
To dream of a rock or rocky landscape suggests security, reliability and stability in real life. You need to stand rock-like and not be dissuaded from your purpose. Seaside rock may remind you of childhood or of carefree times.
Alternatively, like stones, rocks are associated with coldness, rigidity, barriers and stubbornness; your dream may be highlighting these qualities within yourself. Consider also whether you have found yourself between a rock and a hard place in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are a stone mason, portends that your labors will be unfruitful, and your companions will be dull and uncongenial. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: Looking at a stone wall: something is holding you back or obstacles are put in your way (pay attention to the rest of the dream symbols). Climbing over a stone wall: you will find a solution to a confusing situation. Jumping off a stone wall: you are involved in a risky project. Standing on top of a tall stone wall: you have set important and worthwhile goals and you will succeed. See Mountain, Rock.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of being a stonemason or seeing one at work predicts a season of hard work followed by a small advance.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A stonecutter in a dream also means enmity or divisiveness. Astone cutter in a dream also represents an experienced person at dealing with, treating and healing the pains of the hardened hearts.
(Also see Stonemasonry)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees that the gravestones were changed from marble into unfinished stones in a dream, it means alteration of a will left by the deceased.
(Also see Building)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The central self; the core of your being.
Being hard-hearted or having a stony disposition.
A place of origin; beginnings with foundation. Ancient beliefs contended that humankind was born of stone, which is one of the reasons why uniquely shaped stones or those with unusual markings were worshipped as goddesses.
A rolling stone: By gathering no moss, the stone (representative of self) keeps progressing along its path. Hie caution here is not moving so fast that valuable lessons get left by the wayside.
Standing stones: Indicative of nature worship and earth religions. This may reveal an interest in same, or an urge to get closer to the land. This can also be an alternative circle, cross, or wheel emblem, depending on the stones’ configuration.
Holed stones formed from water are considered harbingers of improved luck. Similarly, small stones called saivo in Finland were carried as talismans, being gathered from the same region as the standing stones.
Throwing stones: Casting aspersions that may or may not be accurate. Placing the blame on others without seeing your own faults.
Birth stones: Dreaming of your own birth stone is very serendipitous.
Boulders: An alternative type of obstacle dream, where going around this issue is not the answer. You must find a way to clear this path, or go over the boulder instead of avoiding the issues. Alternatively, the boulder may block your path for a good reason, such as one balanced at the edge of an abyss.
Geodes: A hidden treasure. Don’t always judge a book by its cover alone—look a little further than the superficial in this situation.
The effort will yield life’s intangible riches, all of which are well worth your time.
Fossils: Evolutionary states in ourselves, others, or situations. Alternatively, a historical connection with the greater chronicles of earth and humankind.
Patience. In the East, wise people will often instruct their students to learn diligence by watching rocks grow.
Skipping stones: A kind of childhood release that allows the mind to wander. Count the number of times the stone skips and consider its numerological value. Or, take this as a simple treat from your inner child, that gently reminds us that leisure does not have to equate to being lazy.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Stones are often a sign of emotional coldness, disgust, or lack of empathy. Analyze carefully whether you are on the receiving or giving end. Stones often appear when others have “thrown stones” or other obstacles in your path. See Rock.... Dreamers Dictionary
To throw a stone in a dream indicates a fear of some person.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A stone in a dream is like an old idea that you either have been carrying around with you or are being invited to pick up and take with you from a current experience.
(See Diamond, Emerald, and other specific stones.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
It is generally a positive omen, meaning you will have a reconciliation with a friend or a quick recovery from trouble. Alternatively, it may reflect your anxieties about dating or finding acceptance.... My Dream Interpretation
Folklore: To sit on a stool is sitting in a place of honor.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream that you drive through a stop sign without stopping means that you do not consider the consequences of your actions. Watch those reckless habits!... My Dream Interpretation
If the stoplight is green, then it indicates that you have been given a seal of approval to follow whatever path you have chosen or whatever decision you have made.
If the stoplight is flashing all different colors, you are feeling much confusion over which direction you should proceed to achieve your interests.... My Dream Interpretation
An empty one, denotes failure of efforts and quarrels.
To dream that your store is burning, is a sign of renewed activity in business and pleasure.
If you find yourself in a department store, it foretells that much pleasure will be derived from various sources of profit.
To sell goods in one, your advancement will be accelerated by your energy and the efforts of friends.
To dream that you sell a pair of soiled, gray cotton gloves to a woman, foretells that your opinion of women will place you in hazardous positions.
If a woman has this dream, her preference for some one of the male sex will not be appreciated very much by him. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If a new store with unusual items, one is dissatisﬁed with what one already has, including people. ... New American Dream Dictionary
An empty store foretells arguments.... My Dream Interpretation
If the store is a countryside store, it symbolizes evasion and protection.
It is possible that this dream also foretells discomfort, but in this experience you will gain knowledge. The store could suggest that you should isolate yourself so as to know your inner self more.
For the merchant, dreaming of a store is a sign of bad luck.
It is saying that you will suffer the pressure of creditors. For everyone else, the dream predicts prosperity, even when you do not buy anything. In this fashion, if you dream that you are working in a store, fortune will smile upon you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(See Market, Hardware Store, Groceries.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Basically, a lower storey of a building represents the unconscious; an upper storey, consciousness. The bottom-most basement might represent the collective unconsciousness (see Introduction, pages 41-42; the top storey might symbolize either worthy spiritual attainments or pursuits, or else a regrettable separation of the conscious ego from its roots in the unconscious, or from instincts and intuition.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. One is having a baby. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is also said that the stork never leaves its nest. According to Christian symbolism, the stork is the one who knows about the return of the Lord.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The dance of a stork represents the ability to make the right moves to ensure your success.
Due to children’s stories, this is an emblem of fertility, especially physical.
Maternal instincts toward people or special projects and goals. Storks are fiercely dedicated to their young.... The Language of Dreams
($ee Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing a stork: you will be blessed with many children or have to deal with many children—not necessarily your own. Seeing a stork’s nest: peace and harmony reigns in your house.
A nest with young storks: you will visit a kindergarten, a children’s home, or organize a children’s party.
Depth Psychology: The stork is a symbol of the soul and your early childhood.
For young people, the dream means they want to have children—for older people, they want grandchildren. See Swallow.... Dreamers Dictionary
The birth may be a fruition of some idea.... My Dream Interpretation
If the storm passes, your affliction will not be so heavy. See Hurricane and Rain.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. One is unsure if he/she can make it through something.
3. If lightning ﬂashes, one may have an insight. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The storm in your dreams may be a reflection of some difficulty in your life. Consider all of the details and notice if you took shelter from the storm or were you swept away by it. Did the storm pass you by, were you safe, or did you suffer? All of us experience difficulties in life and our dreams make an attempt to bring us into awareness and out of denial. Think about the storms in your life, how you will weather them, and what you can do to make them subside.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
An obstacle dream or possibly a symbol of breaking out, being liberated from or through intellectual efforts. Storm of emotions. Try to be either more or less emotional.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- In dreams a storm indicates a personal emotional outburst. We may feci we arc being battered by- events or emotions. It can also signify anger.
2- When we are in difficulty; for instance, in a relationship, a storm can bring release. When an argument is not appropriate in everyday life, in dreams a storm can clear our ‘emotional air’.
3- Spiritually a storm symbolises the creative power. Thunder and lightning are the tools of the storm gods.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Emotional buildup that threatens to rage freely if you don’t find a constructive outlet for that energy.
An emotional release that leads to liberation (like a good cry), just as rain is figuratively “released” from clouds to nourish the land.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The storm is a symbol of strong feelings and fears that have your emotions in an uproar. Storms are usually a sign that you feel your livelihood is in danger. Do something to calm the “inner turmoil” so that you can return to calm and tranquil waters! Getting caught in a storm: expect an emotional storm—you have ignored all warnings so far.... Dreamers Dictionary
The storm may also symbolize suppressed feelings, terror, hostility, or wrath. On a more positive note, the storm indicates that your personality is emerging to the surface.
To dream that you take cover in a storm implies that the hardships and obstacles will only last a short time. You will be able to overcome them. You possess stamina and intensity to overcome these issues.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you take shelter from the storm, the problems in real life will soon pass.
If you cannot escape the storm, you will need the help of others to deal with your real life problem.... My Dream Interpretation
(2) It may symbolize an outburst of emotion. In this case, the dream may be urging you to get detachment. At the same time, the outburst may be just what is needed to make a breakthrough to a new phase of personal development - just as storms bring fertilizing rain.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A storm in your dream is evidence that some challenging situation in your life is either coming soon or just about to pass, as all storms move on eventually.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the latter is the case, the thunder may be the voice of your own conscience or an authority figure such as a parent or teacher or boss at work. Try to work out what the thunder was saying; it is a strong image and the advice may be equally impressive.
Finally, were you personally involved during the storm or did you fear for the safety of someone else? If you were worried about someone else, it may be that you fear the consequences of your actions on other people. And if your house or any other building was under threat from the storm, you should consider the dream from the point of view of that which was under threat.... The Element Encyclopedia
See also Rain, Snow, and Hail.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A storyteller in a dream also may represent one’s livelihood, or intestinal and bowel problems, or he could represent travels.
If the stories are new, then they mean disturbances in one’s life.
If they are stories of chivalry, then they represent a war.
A pleasant story one tells to a king, or to Ulan of authority in a dream represents wealth, or great profits which are distributed equitably. As for a merchant, hearing a pleasant story in a dream represents easy and quick profits from his business, and for a craftsman, it represents a sizeable contract, or an important new account.
(Also see Comedian; Humorist)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The preservation of history, culture, religion, or central truths. Among many civilizations, this person equated to the medieval bard, or Hebrew cantor, who by their talents kept an oral legacy for a specific group alive. In interpreting such a dream, consider what story is told, bv and to whom, and how it is received for more meaning.
For example, the rejection of a Bible story from your youth in a dream might likewise symbolize your personal rejection of that idea or belief system.
Morals or lessons from the subconscious or Higher Self, neatly disguised in a more enjoyable construct. Storytelling has always been an effective teaching tool because it draws our attention away from the chore to something we perceive as fun.
Potentially, a personal creation that should find its way into a tape or book, if only for your own enjoyment. Inventive energies are much more fluid when we sleep, and many excellent artists have received inspiration for a story, song, or painting this way.
Religious stories denote a change in perspectives from mundane to more devout matters, whereas hearing things like fables reveals a romantic nature prone to daydreaming.... The Language of Dreams
The oven may represent the womb of a female and may announce pregnancy.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A red hot stove means you will be loved by friends and family for your affectionate and unselfish nature.
A cold stove indicates regret over a lost friend or a missed opportunity - you need to learn from your past and move on to your future.
If you dreamed of being burned in/by an stove, you will be very lucky, especially if your hands or feet were burned.
To dream of being inside an stove represents the womb. You might be pregnant, or worried that you are pregnant.
(Consider the saying, “a bun in the oven”). Or, you may need more “mothering” - caring and tender loving care - than you are currently getting from family and friends.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Cooking.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A working stove indicates that all is functional, whereas a stove that is broken or otherwise compromised is indicating that something about how you are providing for yourself needs to be examined.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The oven grill means that love relationships or passions also have adverse effects. See Fireplace, Oven.
Depth Psychology: Generally speaking, the stove expresses your need for warmth and safety, but it also indicates sexual desires. Do you have “warm” feelings for someone? Is the stove “cold”? See Baker, Cook.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The stove or range is seen in terms similar to Fire and always stands for your emotions. Is the flame of love still burning bright? Are you seeing only “silent embers”? An ice- cold stove indicates a similar condition—ice-cold emotions.... Dreamers Dictionary
As far back as Greek mythology, teeth were said to refer to children.
The reason probably was that, during pregnancy, mothers experienced the rapid loss of their teeth (“Each child will cost you a tooth”).
In mythology teeth are considered similar to seed corn, comparable to dragon’s blood. In addition, teeth symbolize the oral qualities of the dreamer.
The possible reason for this might be an eating and biting urge, or the repression of it. And, last but not least, teeth, like Mouth, are used to take in food. See Beauty, Face, Bones, Bite.
According to Jung and Freud, teeth are often a phallic symbol; and according to Freud, dreams about toothaches are considered masturbation dreams.
According to the newest dream research, women often dream about teeth during menopause.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
As we have seen, both Freud and Jung had theories regarding nightmares: Freud tried to explain them as the expression of unfulfilled wishes, whilst Jung described them as part of humankind’s ‘collective unconscious’ and argued that the helplessness we feel in nightmares is a memory of the fears experienced by primitive peoples. Today, in medical textbooks, nightmares are most commonly defined as a disturbing dream that results in at least a partial awakening.
Nightmares, in common with most dreams, occur during REM stages of sleep and they generally cause the dreamer to wake up.
If you don’t wake up, the dream is not technically a nightmare and could be described as a bad dream. Nightmares are often characterized by the following symptoms: a sense of fear and dread that lingers for hours or days after the dream upon awakening; the ability to recall all or part of a dream scene; in most cases the dreamer is threatened or actually harmed in some way; a recognition of powerful images in the dream or the repetition of the dream itself for months or even years after; and a physical paralysis or lack of muscle tone called atonia which signifies REM sleep.
Drugs, alcohol, lack of sleep and spicy food can alter the quality and quantity of REM sleep and perhaps trigger nightmares but there is no hard evidence to support this. Whilst these things can increase the risk of nightmares, the mundane struggles in daily life are generally thought to be the cause of most nightmares. Sleep researchers have discovered that long-standing nightmare sufferers tend to be emotional, creative, sensitive but prone to depression.
Modern sleep researchers have identified the following causes for nightmares:
• Unconscious memory of intense emotions such as that of a child being abandoned by its mother. Many people have had the experience of feeling trapped in a difficult situation—a terrible marriage or another situation they want to get out of—and nightmares can hark back to that situation, mirroring the intense feelings of being trapped associated with it.
• Intense experiences produced by external situations, such as involvement in war or being a victim of assault. Trauma, surgery, a death in the family, crime and accidents can also cause them to proliferate.
• Many nightmares in adults arise from fears connected with repressed internal drives or from fears concerning the process of growth and change.
• Threats to self-esteem. People may be faced by or fear the loss of something important to them, such as the failure of a relationship or the loss of a child, being seen to fail at work or not being able to cope with life in other ways. Nightmares may arise out of feelings of inferiority or loss of self-confidence.
Some sleep researchers consider the occasional nightmare to be a natural response to stress; the dream is seen to be the body’s way of practicing its ‘fight or flee’ response, providing us with a way to work through aggressive feelings in a safe way, given that the body’s muscles are essentially paralyzed during REM sleep.... The Element Encyclopedia
The Imaan asked:. “Are you a bachelor?” He answered in the affirmative.
The Imaam said: “You shall marry the most beautiful lady of her time”. Thereafter, the person was not seen for a very long time. Then Suddenly he appeared one day and said to the Imaam. “My master! I have married the most beautiful lady of Madeenah. But last night I saw a dream as if I were carrying the moon”.
The Imaam interpreted this dream saying: “She Shall bear you the most beautiful boy of his time”. He said: “ She shall bear you the most beautiful boy of his time”. He said: “O master! At this very moment she is expecting”.
The reporter of this incident say that matters turned out to be exactly as the Imaam had interpreted. May Allah have mercy on the Imaam.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the ring is seen destroyed but not the stone, it means a person will lose what he owns but the people will continue to talk about its beauty.
It is also said that the stone of a ring symbolises a person’s son through whom he will enjoy popularity amongst the people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Interpretation of this dream was given that a son will be born to her whose knowledge of Deen will be very vast and the people of every town and city of Egypt will benefit from his knowledge and follow his math-hab.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of working in one forecasts a stroke of money luck.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Cast’; Stoning; Hazelnut; Rocks)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: A thunderstorm stands for a lightning-fast outburst of emotions and a far-reaching, sudden change in your life!... Dreamers Dictionary
2. A message from the subconscious, usually about direction in life (inscription).
3. Long life ahead. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The inscription on the tombstone will give you more insight into the meaning of the dream... Christian Dream Symbols
The headstone may also point to the need to gncve a loss, whether a real death or a personal failure.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you could read the epitaph (the writing on the stone), the dream means that you can solve whatever problems are facing you much more easily than you think.
If you couldn’t make out the writing, you can expect news of a happy family event.... My Dream Interpretation
analysis of a dream
Julio dreamed: “I dreamt that my tongue itched a lot and I could not alleviate it. I tried to scratch it with my teeth but the taste buds, which were like enormous pink pimples, popped in my mouth, leaving a horrible bitter taste. I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see it so purple. It was a very stressful dream that left a bad taste in my mouth when I woke up.”
The tongue is strongly associated with the act of speaking. In Julio’s case, the dream was a warning for him to stop lying. At the time of the dream, Julio had problems with some friends because of his tendency to lie and talk badly about them. His unconscious was warning him of the “dirtiness” of his tongue and that he should solve it as soon as possible. The bad taste in his mouth is a reflection of the problems his attitude could cause.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A tombstone indicates a need or desire to stay somewhat connected to that part of your psyche. For more layers of an interpretation, consider who the tombstone is representing; whoever the person is, it is the qualities that he or she possesses that have been released.
The tombstone indicates that the process has already occurred.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.
If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.
If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.
If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.
If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you. See also NIGHTMARES... The Element Encyclopedia
A frequent dream symbol that appears during nocturnal ejaculation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The Imaam interpreted his dream thus. : “You will proceed for Hajj.” The Imaam’s students were amazed at these two conflicting interpretation of two dreams which resembled each other in every respect. They asked of or an explanation. He said that he first made a careful study of the character of both the persons and saw signs of evil present in the first person and interpreted his dream accordingly in the light of this verse of the Holy Qur’aan : then a claimer proclaimed; O people of the caravan Surely you are thieves!. As for the second persons he saw signs of virtue and piety present in him and therefore, interpreted his dream in the light of the following verse of the Holy Book : And proclaim (O Ibraheem!) to the people about Hajj!
The narrator of this incident says: “Matters turned out exactly as the Imaam had interpreted.”
At times, athaan could be interpreted announcement, information and notification.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The honey and ghee symbolizes the sweetness and excellence of Islam. Similarly, any rain comprising of anything beneficial heralds the approaching of good times”.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
On another occasion the Imaam had been asked about another person who had seen that he was standing in the shade of a cloud. He replied:” “If this person is ill, he will be cured: if he is in debt, he will be absolved of his debt; if he is a destitute, Allah will make him wealthy; if he is oppressed, he will receive assistance. For, clouds, symbolize rahmah 9blessings) and anything shrouded by clouds is shrouded by rahmah. This is supported by the fact that in times of Jihad clouds used to cast their shadow on Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam).... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Imaam asked whether he had seen the point of the lance or not. He said no. Upon this he said: “Had you seen the point, a son would have been born to you. But now you will have female issues only.” He pondered for a moment, then said: “ In all, twelve daughters will be born to you”.
(After many years) it is reported from Muhammad bin Yahya that when he revealed the above incident to Abul Waleed (RA) the latter laughed saying: “I am the son of one of them. I have eleven maternal aunts and Aboo Ammaarah Attayyaan was my grandfather. May Allah shower His blessings upon him and us and all the Muslims.”... Islamic Dream Interpretation
a vacuum cleaner in a dream forecasts success in dealing with the opposite sex, unless it broke down or gave trouble in any way, in which case it is a warning to be chary about mixing romance and business as there is a danger of being exploited.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Folklore: Prosperity. In folk tradition, dreaming about spinning a yam is thought to bring luck in love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia