To dream of an accident at sea suggests potential problems with those who are close to you, or some kind of disappointment in love.
If water overwhelms you, you are likely to feel overwhelmed by emotions.
If this is the case, you need to assess how best to manage your feelings and put them into context.
If you are trying to save other people in a shipwreck, you need to think about what these people represent to you. For instance, if you are trying to save a baby, perhaps that represents an element in your waking life, such as unconditional love, or wonder and excitement, that you need to develop in your waking life to help you cope with your emotional response.... The Element Encyclopedia
(see also Sea) (1) The sea may represent your mother.
If you need to assert your independence from your mother, therefore, the dream may mean that rescue is at hand - rescue from the possessive psychological grip of your mother. See also Mother.
(2) The sea may represent the feminine in genera]. In this case your dream may be drawing your attention to (the need for) some remedy for an imbalance in your psyche caused, for example, by insufficient assertiveness. See also Woman; and see pages 46-49 on anima / animus.
(3) The sea may be a symbol of the unconscious. In this case, the aircraft in the dream may symbolize reason rescuing you from a hitherto uncontrolled sea of emotions - uncontrolled because unrecognized and repressed.
NB To be ‘rescued from the unconscious’ means only to put an end to a situation in which vour life is being determined and shaped by forces outside vour control (a situation symbolized bv drowning). It does not mean that the unconscious is itself a negative, harmful thing. On the contrary, it is vour unconscious that is telling vou - in the dream - that something has gone wrong in your life and what you must do to put vour house in order.
(4) For Jung the first stage of the individuation process is the establishing of the person’s individual ego-identity, and this involves a struggle of consciousness to lift itself out of the all-encompassing darkness of unconscious existence. See also Drowning.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming of a backseat suggests that you could be feeling that you are not quite in control of an aspect of your life. Being stuck in the backseat of a vehicle and unable to change your position indicates that it may be time for some internal inquiry. You may have eagerly handed over control of your life to somebody else, but are now resenting them for it.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
This dream is unlucky. You will, if you are a farmer, see your crops blasted and your cattle lean and unhealthy.
To business men it means debts whose accumulation they are powerless to avoid.
To the young it denotes unhappy unions and death of loved ones.
To see your own coffin in a dream, business defeat and domestic sorrow may be expected.
To dream of a coffin moving of itself, denotes sickness and marriage in close conjunction. Sorrow and pleasure intermingled. Death may follow this dream, but there will also be good.
To see your corpse in a coffin, signifies brave efforts will be crushed in defeat and ignominy, To dream that you find yourself sitting on a coffin in a moving hearse, denotes desperate if not fatal illness for you or some person closely allied to you. Quarrels with the opposite sex is also indicated. You will remorsefully consider your conduct toward a friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Arc) In a dream, a coffin means a great wealth. Ifone sees himself hiding inside a coffin in a dream, it means fearing one’s enemy and that one is incapable of facing him, though this element in a dream also could mean salvation or escape from dangers that will follow.
If one sees himself riding on top of a coffin in a dream, it means that either his name is mentioned in a will, or that he will face a dispute regarding an inheritance that will turn to his advantage.
If one is given a coffin in a dream, it means that he is given knowledge, peacefulness and dignity. Acoffin in a dream also represents stress and worries or a travelling vehicle.
A miller’s flour mixing container which traditionally used to look like a coffin in a dream represents ajust man or a man of knowledge and a true guide.
(Also see Sarcophagus)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
This dream symbol most likely evokes fear, but before making quick interpretations, carefully consider all of the details in this dream.
The coffin could symbolize a lack of energy or vitality in the dreamer. It could represent the death of one stage of life and movement into another.
(Not necessarily physical death! In fact, some cultures believe that if you see a person dead and in a coffin, he will most likely live a long and healthy life!) When dreaming about coffins, we may be contemplating the nature of the death experience and may access the state of consciousness that is attuned to the spiritual world. Most simply, and most likely, the coffin in your dreams may represent feelings of confinement and lack of freedom. See also: Burial, Death... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Nearly always a reminder of one’s own mortality. Also death of a relationship and the feelings of loss; one’s feelings about the death of someone such as a husband. See funeral. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A coffin in a dream may indicate that one may need to embrace death as a natural part of the cycle of life.
A coffin in a dream may also predict a death in the family or in your circle of fnends and colleagues, but it suggests this very rarely. Death in a dream is usually symbolic rather than literal. Thus, a coffin may symbolize the end of a relationship or another important transition In life. It may also indicate that you have lost your enthusiasm for life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing an empty coffin means that you will reach a ripe old age, or that you worry unnecessarily.
A dead person is in the coffin: financial losses or setbacks at the job are a possibility. You see yourself in a coffin: you will live a long, wonderful life in good health. See Urn.
Depth Psychology: A coffin means that you need to say goodbye to something that has died. Something new is waiting for you, and you can only get it going if you have “buried” the past. See Cemetery, Death, Grave.... Dreamers Dictionary
Redemption, resurrection and salvation are all symbolized by the coffin. Contemplation of the death experience can lead to dreams of a coffin, in this case symbolizing the physical body, though we may be attuned to the unseen spiritual world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: We are perhaps shutting our own feelings away and therefore causing a part of ourselves to die. There may be a dull, unaware state of consciousness which is lacking in spiritual insight.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of a coffin, we are reminding ourselves of our own mortality. We may also be coming to terms with the death of a relationship and feelings of loss. This may also be the first warning of a weakened state, a total lack of vitality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Although at first sight it indicates the contrary, dreaming of a coffin is a good omen because it represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of another, as well as liberation from an oppressive situation. Looking at a coffin holding a person that you do not know or cannot see indicates you are getting rid of useless items.
If you know the person, this episode may be revealing your concern for their health.
The interpretation of this dream varies depending on the character that is occupying it. So, if it is your partner it predicts eternal fidelity; an infant announces pain without hope; your own mother, enemies willing to forgive offenses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A symbol relating to death, a coffin in a dream indicates that some sort of a change is going on.
A coffin is made to hold a person after death. As a dream symbol, it should be interpreted by examining the individual inside the coffin as a character aspect of the dreamer. This applies whether you know who is inside the coffin or not. Any death is symbolic of change. When examined as a character aspect, the death represents sacrificing a portion of the personality that is no longer a useful part of the whole. An effective shift requires clearing out old ways of being in order to make way for new, more evolved functioning. Death is always followed by rebirth, but when a coffin is present, it signifies being at the beginning of the transformation process.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Should you dream of a well appointed coffin and it is empty then does this show that you will soon lose a close friend, (not necessarily through death, but rather, death of a friendship).
If you see a body in the coffin you will soon have sadness, but if the person in the coffin is the dreamer then is this a contrary dream and the dreamer can expect some very good luck.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Placing something no longer there in its right place. This dream symbol most likely evokes fear, but before making quick interpretations, carefully consider all of the details in this dream.
The coffin could symbolize a lack of energy or vitality in the dreamer. It could represent the death of one stage of life and movement into another.
(Not necessarily physical death! In fact, some cultures believe that if you see a person dead and in a coffin, he will most likely live a long and healthy life!) When dreaming about coffins, we may be contemplating the nature of the death experience and may access the state of consciousness that is attuned to the spiritual world. Most simply, and most likely, the coffin in your dreams may represent feelings of confinement and lack of freedom. See also: Burial, Death ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Whether it’s you or someone else afflicted by disease, in the dream it applies to you. Many times such dreams are warning you that you are on a course of self- destruction. Examine your lifestyle, your eating habits, your health care, and change them if necessary.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a disease symbolize that you’ve been going against your grain, ignoring your instincts and indulging in fearful thoughts. You are venting out a negative influence that someone or something has had on you as you realize that your thoughts have a viral effect on everyone around you. This dream may be a message for you to take care of your health in order to avoid challenges that could arise from an imbalance.
If you are dealing with an actual disease, this dream could be helping you to heal or gain an insight into its remedy. See Disease, Sick and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of disease in general actually signifies happy times for you ahead.
If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for that person. However, if your dream concerned a sexually transmitted disease (such as HIV or AIDS, genital warts, etc) then it is a strong warning that someone is trying to ruin your reputation. Beware of confiding in people you are not 100 percent sure you can trust.... My Dream Interpretation
Disease is never a positive picture. It speaks of sin, being unclean and of contamination. It also speaks of being under a curse as this Scripture indicates: • Deuteronomy 28:60 Moreover he will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they will cleave to you.
• Speaking of sin and the flesh: • Leviticus 13:46 All the days in which the plague [will be] in him he will be defiled; he [is] unclean: he will dwell alone; without the camp [will] his habitation [be].... The Way of Dreams and Visions
(1) If someone close to you features in a dream as suffering from some disease which in reality he or she does not have, then it is possible that your dream expresses either genuine anxiety for the person or a hidden hostile wish. See also Dead / Death, section (3).
(2) If the diseased person in the dream is you, the dream may be referring to an actual physical illness, or to some psychological disease or inner conflict.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming of a disease indicates that, despite not being aware of it, you suffer emotional or health problems. In this case, the episode not only freely expresses your emotional reaction to this situation but also contains important messages that may contribute to your healing. Keep in mind, however, that each condition generates its own recurring dreams. For example, people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness often dream of clocks and other time references, which means that they have a keen sense of the time left in their lifespan. In contrast, for those with cancer is not surprising to dream of scenes in which cars suddenly lose control and crash. These images usually represent the fast growth of cancer cells. Likewise, cancer patient often dream of issues related to contamination or poisoning. However, it is noted that dreaming of a disease is common, and the protagonist does not have to suffer any condition. In these cases, the oneiric perceptions may simply reflect a need for affection.
If you have this kind of dream, the African belief recommends you visit the healer. In general, superstitious people consider the meaning of this dream opposite. Therefore, it portends a long period of good health.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Some people believe that dreams can sometimes spot illness before your waking self is aware of its symptoms, so if a dream of disease persists or you can’t shake the memory of it, get your health checked by a doctor. On the other hand, the dream may be focusing on anxieties and inner conflicts with which you need to deal so that you can move forward with your life and find emotional harmony. Dreams that feature disease as a theme may refer to some discomfort or uncertainty in your waking life. Perhaps someone in particular is making life difficult for you?
If you have leprosy in a dream, do you feel like a social outcast? If another person is unwell in your dream and you recognize them, you may either harbor negative feelings towards that particular person or fear for their emotional health. Memories of childhood illnesses, such as chicken pox or measles, may express a simple longing for the unconditional love of a parent. For Jungians, dreams of fainting may be prompted by a sudden insight into the essential nature of a personal ambition, whilst for Freud these are wish-fulfillment dreams relating to orgasm.
According to ancient predictive dreamlore, your interpretation of dreams concerning your health should reverse the state of health pictured in the dream. Dreams of poor health, therefore, predict a period of good health, whilst dreams of disease suggest a period of good health.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the body is diseased in a dream, this suggests a sickness of attitude or it could simply indicate extreme emotional and physical fatigue. A dismembered body indicates emotional and mental distress; perhaps you are tearing yourself apart over something or someone, or your life is falling apart. Half a body dream images suggest a lack of balance in your life between your outer and inner life.
If the top half of your body is missing, this indicates lack of reasoning and emotional intelligence.
If the bottom half is missing, this relates to loss, or denial of instincts and sexuality.
If the body is injured or you see injuries, this suggests emotional scars or hurts, or repressed anger.
If the body is cut open, this indicates a vital change within yourself or the release of emotional tension.
In times past, such dreams were interpreted as the release of ‘evil spirits’, hence the association of a sometimes painful release of tension.
Loss of limbs in a body usually indicates a sense of inadequacy, sometimes connected with the limb that is lost. For example, loss of legs could suggest an inability to stand up for yourself or someone dependent on you. Loss of an arm could indicate an inability to influence other people, or to give and receive.
If your body is burnt in the dream, this suggests an emotional scar, and if the burn is painful, this suggests that you are relating to this hurt in an unhelpful, self-destructive way. If, however, the burning isn’t painful, it has a more positive interpretation: feelings of potential and new beginnings.
Marks on the body in a dream suggest things you carry with you in life, or experiences that have marked you.
If your body is crawling with maggots, this indicates the need to cleanse your body of toxins, infection or resentment. A murdered body in a dream represents aspects of your life that you find hard to deal with, such as anger towards a family member. Sometimes such anger may be a way of avoiding the real issues involved and, if this is the case, the dream murder may show how you feel about being ‘murdered’ by lack of love or trust.
If you are pulling things out of your body in your dream, this suggests growing self-knowledge; you are becoming aware of thoughts and emotions of which you were previously unaware. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person dreams that he is drinking sea water and the water is not turbid or muddy nor are any waves seen in such waters it means he will acquire as much of the wealth of this world as the amount of water he had drunk. Moreover he shall lead a clean and happy life. But if the water is brackish or filthy or the ocean is shrouded in darkness or the water assumes the form of huge, frightening waves it suggest he will be afflicted with grief, fear and hardship, the intensity of which will depend on how much of the above conditions prevail in the water or ocean.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
When we will to speak or move, unconscious physical and psychological impulses and processes occur to produce the response. These deeply unconscious processes are often depicted by fish. Also the attitudes and urges we have in common with humanity—the collective unconscious, and the impulses or insights arising therefrom—can therefore represent the Self or Christ; sexual drive in connection with reproduction, the many little fishes being sperm. In this sense we are the fish which swam the incredible journey and grew into a human, but is still on the odyssey of life and death.
The fish may be the wisdom we have not yet brought to consciousness, regarding our personal journey in time and eternity. Fishing: creating a receptive state of consciousness which allows the deep insights or processes to become known; trying to find spintual nourishment. Eating fish: integrating our inner realisations; partaking of Christ. Eaten by fish: feeling threatened by the unconscious; threat of losing conscious or rational direction of life. Dead fish: non-expression of basic urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
In dreams, indigestion suggests an idea or attitude that does not agree with you or which you are finding hard to stomach in waking life; it may be something you have taken in, or upon, yourself that you did not realize was toxic when you welcomed it. We are ruled by our emotions and the stomach—being a nerve center which reacts to negative stimuli—is often the first to register changes in our emotional state. The dream may also point to actual indigestion.
Alternatively, could your stomach have been protesting in your dream because it is literally crying out for nourishment, either literally or because you are feeling starved of love?
If your intestines were the source of discomfort in your dream, could your unconscious have been focusing your attention on them to ask if you have the guts to do something that you have been dreading? If you felt nauseous or sick in your dream, your dreaming mind might have been trying to pinpoint a bad or negative feeling in waking life with which you need to deal; if you were physically sick in your dream, this suggests you were getting rid of it. Perhaps you are sick of a job, a relationship or a situation in waking life. A dream of a stomach ache may refer to your having to stomach someone or something, and feeling unable to do so. Try to discover who or what is upsetting you.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams that feature images of natural settings relate to those parts of your being that are natural or not molded by conscious ambitions and desires.
In the earliest religions, nature was thought to be alive with a multitude of spirits. The nature spirits were worshipped in order to maintain a harmony with them. Civilization and the advance of technology have inhibited our contact with those elemental energies and spirits. Your dreaming mind may, however, take you on a journey to the realm of nature spirits where you can explore or confront various elements of your unconscious. To go into nature in your dreams is therefore to go into the wilderness of your unconscious where you will encounter primordial instincts. For Freudians, these basic instincts would be sexual, whilst Jung would see natural settings as symbolic of the nurturing but sometimes harsh mother archetype.
Dreams of nature may also reflect your sense of being grounded or connected to Mother Earth. The dream environment may represent your core essence, unaffected by personality traits, your bare nature or something that comes naturally to you and is second nature. Finally, the great outdoors is usually seen as a surrounding that is supposed to bring relaxation and have a calming, nurturing effect on people; your dream may therefore be prompting you to take some time out from your busy routine. See also ELEMENTS; FLOWERS; PLACES; TREES; WEATHER.
1- Nausea in a dream usually indicates the need to get rid of something which is making us feel uncomfortable. It may be a reflection of our physical state, but since the stomach is the scat of the emotions, it may be a representation of an emotion that is distressing us.
2- The body often has its own way of alerting us to difficulties, and it may be that nausea in a dream indicates a problem before it manifests in the physical.
3- Nausea can also suggest an awareness of something spiritually rotten or putrid.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Clearing and releasing the negative that has been suppressed; you have taken in too many experiences without understanding them, holding on to so much that you are making yourself sick. Get everything up and out, learn the lessons and move on. See also Indigestion.... The Dream Books Symbols
Dream oceans and seas represent the unconscious emotions, instincts or urges that are influencing your attitude, approach and reactions in waking life. Perhaps their most symbolic associations are with the unconscious mind, and with the ebb and flow of feelings that can sometimes build up into a tidal wave of emotion. The state of the sea in your dream is highly significant: a shallow sea suggests lack of emotion, a stormy sea suggests passion and a calm sea suggests peace.
The ocean and the sea are also a symbol of the feminine principle, so a dream of being overwhelmed by a wave may suggest that you are being smothered or dominated by a woman in your life, whilst calmly floating in the sea or surfing the waves suggests a good relationship with yourself, and perhaps with a woman.
If you are struggling against the tide, this is a sign that you are not making the progress you had anticipated, but that you are nonetheless gaining strength and wisdom from the struggle.
If a sea monster emerges from the depths, could this symbolize unconscious fear or even an aspect of yourself that is being repressed in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
If the water is quiet and peaceful, it is a good sign, whether it is the Sea, or a lake or a river. But if it is stormy or rough, then beware, for you have a difficult time before you, and will need all your courage.... Mystic Dream Book
(Mecca; Pilgrimage) Performing a pilgrimage during its season in a dream means dispelling one’s worries, distress, apprehensions or trouble. Praying or delivering a sermon at the valley of Mina during the pilgrimage season in a dream, and if neither the person seeing the dream or anyone in his family or clan qualify for that, it means that someone with the same name among his acquaintances will do so.
If this is not feasible, it means that he may face adversities, though become known for his good nature and deeds.
If a learned person sees himself delivering a sermon at Mina, and if the people listen to him attentively in the dream, it means that he will rise in station and lead his people, or he could be appointed as a project manager or become an administrator.
If one does not complete his sermon or prayers in the dream, it means that he will attain such a position, though he will be quickly removed from it.
(Also see Pilgrimage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be doing research in dreams, particularly if it is beyond our field of knowledge in waking life, indicates that we need to widen our focus, take in extra knowledge and not be narrow minded.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Research and development in waking life is a large part of many companies way of working, so in dreams we will often find that this concept points us to new ways of operating, not just in our working but also in our personal lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of hearing the lonely sighing of the sea, foretells that you will be fated to spend a weary and unfruitful life devoid of love and comradeship. Dreams of the sea, prognosticate unfulfilled anticipations, while pleasures of a material form are enjoyed, there is an inward craving for pleasure that flesh cannot requite.
For a young woman to dream that she glides swiftly over the sea with her lover, there will come to her sweet fruition of maidenly hopes, and joy will stand guard at the door of the consummation of changeless vows. See Ocean. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Most activities which underlie our physical and mental life are beyond our awareness. Occasionally something—an ache in the chest, a strange emotion which unsettles us—may emerge into consciousness, then disappear.
The sea, with its surface and hidden depths, lends itself to depicting this human experience of known and unknown regarding self.
The enormity of the sea is also a visible image of the enormity of our own inner world, most of it unknown, and also the relationship we have with the universe, which we exist in yet know so little about.
The sea holds vast treasures, curiosities, and our history—not simply because life emerged from the sea. or our blood is as salt as the ancient sea, but because so many ships and shorelines are now beneath the waves. Sometimes these can be recovered, and this depicts our remembering or making conscious.
Example: ‘My husband and I were standing looking at the sea’s surface. It was just falling night. I saw a mass of dark shapes, thought it would be a school of fish. Then we were looking at water birds, maybe ducks, again dark shapes as the light had almost gone. Then there was a hole in the sea, like a belly button, I was wondering what it was, how was it being made, was there something under the water? Something very big was coming up to the surface very close to me. It shot me to wake (Ginny Q). Ginny and her husband had been exploring the content of their dreams.
The image of the sea shows Ginny sensing there are enormous depths to her own being, and something big—a previously unconscious complex of insights and feelings—is becoming conscious.
So, generally the sea represents the boundary between unconscious and conscious; our processes of life and the ongins of our life; the wisdom, still unverbalised because locked in process rather than insight, of our existence; source of the huge life drives, such as that which urges us towards independence, mating and parenthood, a symbol of infinite energy or consciousness, in which human existence is only a tiny pan. Example: A small speed boat was at sea. But the sea dissolved anybody who fell in. One man fell in but held himself together as a blob of water and jumped back to the speedboat. I remember the words “The sea is a great solvent” (Tim P). Tim is aware of his unconscious sense of being a pan of the huge sea of life or energy. In it one might lose one’s sense of identity. In the end, identity is ‘held together’ by one’s own belief in oneself.
Going under the sea: bringing internal contents to consciousness; remembering the womb expenence; letting our ego surrender a little, looking at death.
If there is a sense of hugeness, depth: going beyond the boundaries of experience usually set up by our conscious self or ego. Waves: impulses, feelings and emotions, such as sexuality, anxiety, anger. Tide: rising and falling of feelings such as love, pleasure or sexuality; may refer to aging when going out; tide in our affairs. Example: *l am either standing at the edge of the sea or near, when suddenly enormous tidal waves appear in the distance and are coming closer. I know they will engulf me, I turn and run away. Sometimes they do overtake me, other times I wake up’ (Mrs AV). We can run from pleasure and wider insight, just as much as from pain or fear. Idioms: all at sea, plenty more fish in the sea, lost at sea. See beach; fish, sea creatures. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: If the sea is calm and the sky is clear: peaceful days are ahead.
If the seas are stormy and the waves high: you feel threatened and are afraid of “stormy” times. You are swim- ming: friendly, if invisible, energies are carrying you right now. Falling into the water: a tragic event. Drowning: a harmful situation has been avoided, because you are discovering the substance of your being. Emerging from the sea: a new beginning, one that is in harmony with your very essence.
A man dreaming of standing on a beach means he wants to be free and independent.
Depth Psychology: The sea is a symbol of the collective unconscious; you can trust it to carry you. It may also be a symbol of your feminine, motherly side—all life originated in the sea. Unconscious thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and hopes are at home here and are now beginning to surface and become conscious. This is the sea on which the boat of your life is sailing. See Archetypes, River, Ship, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
A stormy sea can suggest passionate, fiery emotions that threaten to take control.
The threat of being swept out to sea suggests fear of emotional overwhelm.
• Looming danger is represented by huge waves, rough seas and the incoming tide. What’s approaching in your life that threatens to engulf you? • Sometimes dreams of this nature occur when you’re worried about finances and feel like you’re drowning in unpaid bills.
• Or this dream can signify fear itself - all those worries and anxieties that occur during the daily ebb and flow of life.
The sea also relates to our origins, it is a source of creativity, of fertility and birth.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
(1) The sea may represent the unconscious. Putting out to sea may, therefore, symbolize an exploring of the unconscious. Drowning may represent (the fear of) having vour conscious mind swamped by unconscious contents - repressed emotions and the like. It may also mean that your conscious ego needs to submit to your unconscious for a while, for the further enrichment and development of your personality. See also Baptism.
(2) The sea may be a mother symbol.
If so, it may represent either your own mother or Mother Nature. Drowning or fear of drowning would then symbolize (a fear of) being suffocated by a dominating mother or mother-attachment; or an unconscious death-wish. See also Dead / Death, section (4).
(3) Sea may symbolize the feminine, or any aspect of it (e.g. intuition, receptiveness). For a male dreamer, therefore, going to sea may symbolize getting acquainted with the feminine in himself - the anima (See Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6))
(4) Sea may symbolize creative potential. In mythology, water existed prior to creation, and the creator-god wresded with the sea-goddess and either made the world from her dismembered body or else impregnated her so that she gave birth to the world. Psychologically, therefore, the sea may symbolize the existence, within your psyche, of potential - the latent raw materials - for the creation of your true and total self.
(5) In mystic-meditative traditions there is the belief that the multiplicity of natural phenomena are merely different forms of one ultimately real thing (God, Brahman, Ultimate Reality, the One); and the One is commonly symbolized by the ocean, and the individual person or thing by a drop of water which eventually rejoins the sea from which it originally came. Freudians, like Moussaieff Masson, in his book. The Oceanic Feeling, may say that, if this piece of imagery appears in your dream, it signifies a death-wish, as in (2) above. Jungians would say it is a message from your unconscious concerning the disillusionment that awaits you if you continue to build your life round the ego, instead of acknowledging the One (life-force, God, or whatever you care to call it). Whether the Freudian or the Jungian interpretation fits you better should be easy to decide. See also Introduction, pages 8-10.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The sea and oceans are considered the source of life and the end of it. “To go back to the sea” is like “to return to the mother”: to die. The sea is one of the basic archetypes, as it also represents the collective unconscious and universal love. This dream, therefore, is related to your interior and the interpretation can be almost literal. Thus, a calm sea indicates tranquility; if agitated, it predicts difficulties; if you fall into it, illness or problems caused by unbridled passions; if you let yourself sink, it reflects a pessimistic outlook on life; if you struggle to reach the surface, it indicates that you are fighting with all your strength. The sea also represents the original chaos, the beginning and end of everything. Its fluidity is like the unconscious that can never be fully plumbed, grasped, nor understood.
It is the boundless freedom and yet comforting sweetness of the mother’s womb. (See WATER, DROWNING, BLUE, BOAT, LAKE, MOTHER, and MOON)
In primitive myths, the sea existed before the world. It was uterus of other living beings. The sea is a symbol of raw materials and is associated with the creative potential of our being. From a spiritual perspective, it can represent the whole. We are each the drops that form part of it. According to some superstitions, falling into the sea ensures good health; and dive into it and emerge just before waking ensures that current difficulties will be overcome.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For a woman to dream of sea foam, foretells that indiscriminate and demoralizing pleasures will distract her from the paths of rectitude.
If she wears a bridal veil of sea foam, she will engulf herself in material pleasure to the exclusion of true refinement and innate modesty. She will be likely to cause sorrow to some of those dear to her, through their inability to gratify her ambition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of a sea horse signifies the strength of your instinct and intuition. It may also symbolize a change in perception or attitude.
If the sea horse is invisible, then it indicates that you need to face your personal concerns rather than trying to evade them. Perhaps you need to adopt a fresh approach to a situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The sea lion is a playful and expressive animal and can easily dive in and out of the ocean, the symbolic representation of the unconscious mind. This aquatic mammal reminds us to not take life too seriously and to be willing to go to deeper depths when needed, but remember that the journey is a lighthearted one if we so choose. Sea lions connect us to our emotional life, not with a heavy intensity, but rather with a light and deft ability to move in and out of different emotions with grace and delight.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream about a sea monster suggests that issues from your unconscious are struggling to come to the surface. You may need to see yourself more clearly, and face the unpleasant aspects of yourself, in order to become the person you want to be.
If you killed the monster in your dream, you will successfully deal with your personal issues and rise above them.... My Dream Interpretation
Sea monsters are mythical in nature and were created by seafarers of old telling tall tales. Any creature that lives in the deep ocean is a product of the unconscious mind. In the case of a mythological creature that might fall in the category of sea monster, what is being expressed relates to overblown fears of your own creation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a sea-serpent symbolize the fear that unlocking your sexual desire will be unsafe, dangerous, or painful. This dream is a message for you to irrigate the murky waters of your unexpressed desires so you can find a healthy expression for your deeper longings.... Strangest Dream Explanations
According to Jung, a voyage at sea suggests an exploration of the unconscious. Freudians might see the sea as a symbol of the mother or the womb and therefore might regard a sea voyage as an incest wish. Freudians would certainly regard a ship as a phallic symbol, with a ship being tossed about in turbulent seas representing passionate love-making, and a sinking ship suggesting doomed love.
If you do dream of traveling in a boat, pay close attention to the conditions of travel as they will reveal much about your waking situation. Are the waters calm or is a storm building?
If the boat is drifting aimlessly on the water, you may feel that you are lacking direction, whilst if the boat capsizes, this suggests imminent danger or obstacles ahead.
If you are enjoying a tranquil boat ride that is slowly but surely heading in the right direction, this could imply a sense of anticipated success with a particular project in real life. A ferry is an archetypal vessel associated with transition from one stage of consciousness to another, and the ferryman is the archetypal wise old man.
If you dream of docks, this is a symbol of the safe ground you leave behind as you begin your voyage of discovery.... The Element Encyclopedia
Waters generally symbolize the emotions and the unconscious. They could also represent the collective unconscious or your soul experiences. All dream interpretations depend on the individuals personal belief system and life experiences. See also: Water, Ocean... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
These birds are the guardian messengers of the shoreline, the symbolic realm where the unconscious and the conscious minds meet. As such, seagulls offer a message that important information is about to be revealed to you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you see seals, denotes that you are striving for a place above your power to maintain. Dreams of seals usually show that the dreamer has high aspirations and discontent will harass him into struggles to advance his position. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
1- Historically, a wax seal confirmed authority and power. It was also a symbol of identity.
Nowadays in dreams, it is much more likely to signify legality or correct moral action. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.
2- When we dream of legal documents, to become aware of the seal can indicate that a conclusion has been reached which is both binding and secret.
To be breaking a seal indicates that we arc possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. It has also been suggested that a man breaking a seal in a woman’s dream suggests that she will lose her virginity or purity at some level.
3- Spiritually a seal suggests hidden knowledge. Not all esoteric and occult information is available to everyone. Such information is only entrusted to someone who has the courage to break the seal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The vocalizauon of pride is the attribute of Seal in the dreamscape. Seal may also come as a clown to spark the spirit of play and to coax out happiness at a depressing time.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: Since these animals live in the water, they represent energies rising from your unconscious—try to make use of them! If you dream about seals frequently, it may be because you are concerned about their fate and identify with them. What the seal is doing and the rest of the dream images will provide further insight. See Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a seal represents your good humor and ability to entertain others. It can indicate that you are proficient at integrating various notions and inspirations in certain circumstances. Seals indicate victory, triumph, and personal awareness. It also denotes wealth, loyal, devoted comrades, and confidence in a loving relationship.
The dream may also represent the necessity to resolve a pending issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a seal signify that you are learning your life lessons through joy and laughter. This dream could also be showing you that you are easily trainable and suggestible to what others want you to do or be. Also, you may be giving yourself or someone else your seal of approval, or you are looking for validation from others. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The seal is most beautiful in its own element of water, thus to dream of one shows that we are at one with our own domain. We are capable of progressing through our emotions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Spiritually a seal suggests hidden knowledge. Not all esoteric and occult information is available to everyone; such information is only entrusted to someone who has the courage to break the seal.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of legal documents, and are particularly aware of the seal, it can indicate that a conclusion has been reached in waking life which is both binding and secret.
To be breaking a seal indicates that we are possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Historically, a wax seal confirmed authority and power. It was also a symbol of identity. Nowadays in dreams it is much more likely to signify legality or correct moral action.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: It has been suggested that in a woman’s dream a man breaking a seal suggests that she will lose her virginity or purity at some level. In his own dreams, it will suggest that he is aware of the seriousness of his actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see a seal in your dream, indicates your playfulness and your ability to approach any situation from a variety of angles. Seals are a symbol of good luck, faithful friends, security in love, and spiritual understanding.... My Dream Interpretation
As the seal can emerge from the water entirely and live on land, it is sometimes used to represent the emergence from the womb and the losses and gains associated with life. This is particularly so if you dream of a young or baby seal. In dream interpretation it therefore is associated with the emergence of instincts and intuition into your waking life. The otter indicates the recognition of inner spiritual joy, whilst the penguin suggests strong determination.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing the seal (on a document): you are looking at a “done deal.” Seeing a sealed document: you are looking for security and it will be provided. Sealing a letter: you are determined—and will go to any lengths—to keep a secret. Seeing sealing wax: you are excited about a new contract.
Depth Psychology: Seeing something already sealed means that you need to accept a decision—resisting it would be futile. Have you sealed something or received something from someone else that was sealed?... Dreamers Dictionary
It means riches and fortunes a person will inherit, for Allah said to Yahya (AS): O Yahya, hold on to the book with strength when he was to inherit the Torah from Zakariyya (AS).... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Sealing wax is associated with durability of commitments. To seal an envelope with wax shows the intention of keeping a promise to the letter. To open it signifies its breakage, a change in appearance in an unexpected moment.
Searching What you seek in the dream can be physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual. Perhaps, it is about a new solution to a problem.
If you dream of looking for someone you know, it indicates feelings of anxiety about the relationship you have with that person in real life. You might want to end an emotional separation.
It is important to ask whether what you have been looking for is really worth it.
If the answer is negative, the dream reflects your loss of illusion and hope.
This is usually a spiritual dream. Myths such as the one King Arthur is in search of the Holy Grail describe the process of inner transformation of the self.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a seam signify that you are holding random pieces of your life together, and are making connections between the seemingly unrelated aspects of yourself. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A suggestion to moderate your spending is contained in a dream fea- turing seams; you are likely to be in for a season of unanticipated demands on your resources.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Captain; Mariner; Sailor) In a dream, a seaman or the captain of a ship represents ajailor, a ghetto leader, a coach driver, a minister, an army general, a manager, a mediator, or a carrier.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a seamstress signify your connection to the aspect of you that knows how to weave and sew your dreams into manifestation. You are realizing your ability to repair rips and tears to your -worth and recreate yourself as good as new.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a seamstress in your dream suggests a situation or relationship that needs to be repaired in your waking life. Perhaps you are creating a new self-image and taking on a new attitude.... My Dream Interpretation
Noble, fair, sincere, and mature, Sean may appear in his role as King Arthur or as Indiana Jones’ father to bnng the wisdom of a sage or the sovereign power of a king. As the archetype of the king, he may call you to your own wisdom and the dignity that comes with age For a woman, he may appear as a fair father or a mature lover.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Missing someone who has passed over, and wishing that person was nearby to provide advice or companionship.
Getting in touch with vour own feelings regarding death and the afterlife.
Potential missives from beyond.
The subconscious may choose this type of dream to convey ghostly messages because it is a familiar, less frightening apparition.
Matters of communication between yourself and the realms of spirit, including the Divine. How well does the seance progress? Does there seem to be an obstacle to effective mediumship? If so, consider what that obstacle is within your own life that likewise hinders vour ability- to accept or commune with the sacred.... The Language of Dreams
Dreams of a séance signify your connection with deceased loved ones, revealing you that you are capable of communicating with spirits in other realms. Consider the message you receive from this dream. See Prophetic Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of visiting a seaport, denotes that you will have opportunities of traveling and acquiring knowledge, but there will be some who will object to your anticipated tours. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The meaning of a search dream must be de- termined by reference to the purpose and object of the action; however, to dream of searching for an unknown purpose or thing is your subconscious re-minding your conscience that you are wasting your time in meaningless activity and/or relationships.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) Docs the dream show what you are seeking? It may be the meaning of life or the key to your destiny; success, in work or sex; or love.
If you are young, it is more likely to be material success and prosperity than the meaning of life; the reverse may apply if you are over thirty-five. What all age-groups are likely to be in quest of is love; but the kind of love may differ: for some it will be casual sexual encounters; for others, romantic ‘true love’; for others, mystical union with all things.
(2) Does the dream indicate whether your search is good? Perhaps it is telling you that you are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp; that you are not putting first things first; or that it is time for you to transfer your energies to some other pursuit. Ultimately, those spiritual teachers may be right who say we already possess all that is worth having, and only need to realize that we possess it; and that even the love we all want (as distinct from what we think we want) is a capacity for loving that occupies the centre of every being. However, in each individual life everything has its own season.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Searching for something in a dream often indicates the need to find something that is missing or needed in one’s life. Finding it may mean the dreamer will recover something important.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream that you are searching for something or someone, symbolzies the need to find something that is missing or needed in your life. You may be searching for a solution to a problem.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a search bar denote receptivity, curiosity, and that you are seeking something important. Consider the word you typed into the search bar to be a clue toward what your subconscious mind is wanting you to find. See Searching and Keyword.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Usually indicates an attempt to find: a past way of life, like wanting to have childhood lack of responsibilities, a lover from the past; an answer to a pressing problem, one’s identity or sense of value in a particular setting. May also indicate a feeling of having lost something—youth, sexual appeal, creativity, motivation. See looking. Idioms: searched high and low; a searching look; search me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To be searching in a dream is an attempt to find an answer to a problem.
If we arc searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we arc searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.
Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.
The movement towards spirituality often begins from a feeling of searching for something.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For what exactly are you looking in the dream? This symbol will help you interpret the internal search that’s going on.
For example, seeking a missing coin might represent a longing to recapture financial security after a loss, and looking for a person can represent the desire for a mate.
How does the search feel? Is it futile or hopeful? If the former, perhaps your present focus is in the wrong place. What we think we need and what’s hest for us are not always in sync.... The Language of Dreams
Dreams of searching signify that you there is an aspect of your life in which you feel incomplete or les than whole. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message that what you are searching for you are searching with.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Any dream of searching or looking for someday or someone is an indication of personal loss or a fear of a possible loss at some future time. These dreams recur frequently, especially when “searching” for a loved one who is dead. So often the dreamer never quite sees or reaches the dream figure.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Observing, or be- ing in, the beam of a pow- erful searchlight is a sign that you can get what you want but you will have to concentrate on it to the exclusion of all else; to see many searchlights criss- crossing the sky indicates coming danger from hos- tile competition. Fore- warned should be fore- armed!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is associated with female sexuality and fertility. It has been regarded as highly erotic and lies in relation to seawater, the origin of life. It can be interpreted as a repressed sexual desire, or the intention—not yet revealed—to procreate.
Its link to Aphrodite—goddess of love that emerges from the sea on a giant seashell—makes it forecast marriage and travel by sea. A full shell promises success and happiness; empty, however, indicates loss of time and money.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see seashells in your dream represents security and protection. You are not showing your true self or real feelings. In protecting yourself from getting hurt and as a result, you are emotionally closed off.... My Dream Interpretation
In oneiric terms, the shore is the point where the unconscious (sea) and conscious (beach) meet. The dream could also be representing the possibility of a journey. This could be physical (by boat), or symbolic (within yourself).
If you find yourself scanning the horizon looking for a boat, you may be worried about not reaching some aspiration or desire. To be on the shore looking for shells or other objects hidden in the sand could reflect your desire to increase your inner resources. (See WATER and SEA)
An empty beach symbolizes an opportunity. A beach with a lot of people predicts that you will feel protected and safe.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In dreams, the seaside or beach represents a new dimension of experience. The land symbolizes past experience and everything you have tried, and the water is the symbol of the new unlimited potential awaiting you. This image often appears in dreams when you feel you are through the worst of things; it is therefore a harbinger of hope, growth and change. See also On the beach in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of the seasons denote cycles, lessons and wisdom learned and earned. You are realizing patience as you discover that everything is unfolding in perfect timing. Each season has a message for you about the stages of your life. See Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Holiday.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Each season has its own special significance in our growth. Each year the same lessons await us if we failed to learn them in the previous growing season. Also, represents the natural process of change, variation and progress in our lives; everything has its own season:
Spring - is the beginning of the growing season; we receive practical lessons in our relationships with self and others;
Summer - is a continued time of high energy and rapid learning;
Fall - brings a slowing of the energy and we harvest the insight from our lessons;
Winter - is a period of spiritual introspection, sorting, and preparation for the next spring of growth.... The Dream Books Symbols
1- When we become conscious of the seasons of the year in dreams, we are also linking with the various periods of our lives (Spring signifies childhood, Summer young adulthood, Autumn middle age, Winter old age).
2- The need for us to be able to divide time into periods or phases arises initially from the necessity to co-operate with the seasons from a survival point of view. Given deadlines and limitations, the human being is able to survive through striving.
3- The division of the year into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter gives occasion for celebrations and festivals.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Seasons in flux: Transformation of some sort, often age or activity related.
Autumn: The realization of maturity, and harvest from hard labors. Potentially also the need to conserve despite bounty; putting things in order before inclement “weather” (literally or figuratively) puts everything on hold.
Winter: A time of rest, or a cooling-off period when things can be reevaluated (see Ice, Snow).
Spring: A new beginning, refreshed hope, and the first signs of progress or growth with regard to a specific circumstance. Also, fertility (see Rain).
Summer: Warm feelings, potentially becoming “hot” (like a tiff turning to an all-out argument, or simple flirtation becoming passion). Alternatively, profuseness of energy and increased social activity (see Fire).... The Language of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: The need for us to be able to divide time into periods or phases arises initially from the necessity to co-operate with the seasons from a survival point of view. Given deadlines and limitations, the human being is able to survive through striving. In dreams we instinctively link with this inherent ability and need to live by the natural calendar.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we become conscious of the seasons of the year in dreams, we are also linking with the various periods of our lives; spring signifies childhood; summer, young adulthood; autumn, middle age; winter, old age.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Seasons are symbolically ages of mankind: spring is for childhood; summer, youth; fall, maturity, and winter, old age and sterility.
If you dream that the seasons occur in order it indicates that you need to live one thing at a time. Otherwise, you would have to analyze their meaning separately. Seasons can represent the state of your mind and the psychological and material conditions that prevail in it. This symbol reminds us that everything is variable and renewable. (See WINTER, FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER)
Since ancient times, the sun, solstices, and seasons have been linked to the human life’s stages. In addition, seasons are also associated with the four elements: earth is bare winter; spring is rain; heat and fire are the summer; and air, the fall winds.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Chair) One’s seat in a dream represents his capital, wealth, work, profit, joy, happiness, a good son, or a wife who is content with what she has. Seeing a deceased person sitting relaxed in a comfortable chair in a dream means that he is in paradise.
A chair in a dream also represents a contractual agreement, making an oath, peace, tranquility and comfort, or it could mean establishing a business partnership.
(Also see Chair; Saddle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of being seated represent that you are in the seat of your power, owning your energy and influence; sitting back to glimpse perspective about your life. This dream can be showing you where you have become complacent and sedentary, or that you are waiting or taking a pause before engaging more actively in your life. Consider the feeling tone. See Sit and Throne.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of falling from your seat is a straight- forward warning of pos- sible loss of status through your own careless behavior. Pay some attention to the opinion of others.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Sometimes, in certain dreams, the protagonist has a sudden urge to sit and relax, as if she were lacking air or feeling her legs go weak. Such condition, rather than physical exhaustion shows certain existential fatigue. Those who experience this kind of dream feel that their life has become increasingly dull and weary; they have little incentive to make the routine more bearable.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Fumbling with scat belts in a car may reflect concerns about your safety while moving forward in life. It may compensate tor feeling unsafe in a real-life situation. It may mention to hold yourself together, as in controlling your emotions.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Cars represent how you are moving down the path of your life. Since a seatbelt is located in a car, there is a direct correlation to this symbolic meaning. This object of restraint increases your safety, which is symbolic of protecting yourself against the challenges and obstacles that you meet on your journey through life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of seaweed signify tangled emotions and difficulty expressing what you truly feel. Perhaps this dream is showing you that you are too wrapped up in the drama of your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The words of Ecclesiastes, ‘to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven’, echo in many facets of dream-lore. The seasons of the year over the ages have come to represent the natural progression of your life, representing change and renewal, as well as your state of mind. They also relate to the four elements: winter represents earth; spring symbolizes rain or water; summer, heat and fire; and the winds of autumn, air.... The Element Encyclopedia
Shame toward sexuality and negative consequences due to poor choices are at the center of this symbol. Take a look at the darker side of your feelings about sex if venereal disease is a part of your dream.
The person who has symptoms in the dream should feature prominently in your interpretation.
If it is you, then a general sense of sexual shame is being explored.
If the person in your dream is someone other than you, use the character-aspect concept to associate what part of your own personality or decision-making process is emanating out of a shameful place.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of catching venereal disease—or any other form of sexually transmitted disease (STD)—suggests feelings of some kind of contamination; these may not necessarily be sexual but could also be emotional.... The Element Encyclopedia
A window seat may represent a place to contemplate your fate or future. It may signify the need to wait for a messenger or for someone to arrive in order to fulfill a promise. It may also be an indication of loneliness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream