To oversimplify the difference between Freud and Adler, Freud focused on sex and aggression and Adler focused on power and status. Adler viewed much human motivation as originating during the lengthy period of child- hood, when we are relatively powerless to control our lives. In response to this feeling of helpless- ness, the human being, according to Adler, develops a powerful urge to master his or her world. This desire for control and mastery becomes the central drive in human life.
Dreams would clearly have a different significance for Adler than they had for Freud. In Freudian theory, dreams are fundamentally arenas within which inner tensions, many of them safely hidden from view in the unconscious, could be safely discharged. Often these tensions have roots in infantile conflicts, making dreams pasoriented. For Adler, on the other hand, dreams become part of the larger project of the individual to master his or her life. In particular, dreams come about as a result of an effort—whether that effort is effective or not—to anticipate future situations, so as to allow us to imaginatively prepare for them. Although dreams are intended to help the dreamer acquire more control over his or her world, Adler recognized that many dreams are maladaptive, in the sense that, if one were to actu- ally follow their guidance, the practical results would be to detract from, rather than enhance, the goal of mastery over one’s environment.
Adler’s views provide a radically different perspective on dreams from Freud’s. For Freud dreams serve to discharge inner tensions originat- ing in the past and hidden in the unconscious, whereas for Adler the function of dreams is to anticipate the future. Also, one of the results of Adler’s portrayal of dreams is to make them more related to the thoughts and motivations of waking consciousness, in marked contrast to Freud’s portrayal, which emphasizes the disjunction between the waking and the dreaming state. Adler’s ideas, particularly as developed and for- mulated by later theorists, have influenced many contemporary therapists.... Dreampedia
An armored truck may also signify the need to protect your bank account from yourself or others, or it may be an indication that you have met someone who heavily guards their money and other resources.
(See Truck)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you burned yourself, have you got too close to the flames emotionally? Dreams in which you are burned alive or someone else is torched suggest the need for some kind of drastic change in your life. Rashes, sores and eczema are all unpleasant ailments that are not serious but uncomfortable as well as embarrassing. So if these conditions appear in a dream, what are you feeling ’sore,’ uncomfortable or embarrassed about? Although it may seem a big deal to you, your dream is telling you that you have no need to feel anxious as the situation is not as serious as you might think. The skin is a symbol of how you present yourself in public, so rashes are recognized as one of the most clearly psychosomatic disorders. In dreams, therefore, a skin rash can express lack of confidence in your ability to face the world. A dream bruise may reflect some emotional hurt or emerging health problem, whilst scars can carry their figurative sense of hurtful memories and suggest an awareness that emotional healing takes time.
For Jewish or Christian dreamers, boils may express feelings of guilt for how they have behaved towards someone in their waking life; this is because in the Bible, boils were the sixth of the ten plagues visited by God on the Egyptians to force Pharaoh to free the Israelites. Rough skin suggests a rough exterior, whilst burnt skin might indicate hurt in a relationship with the outside world or people.
If you are shedding skin like a snake, you are changing your way of life and leaving old attitudes behind. Spots and blemishes represent your sense of not being good enough in some way, and a feeling that other people see you as unattractive or see failings in you; they can also indicate shyness and the difficulties you experience being in the company of others.... The Element Encyclopedia
A symbol for disgust. However, this dream might also show that poison is leaving the body literally or figuratively, and that the disgust felt represents a wrong attitude toward life, constitutes repressed emotions, and is unwarranted. Always be glad when unacceptable parts of you (the shadow) find expression. That which is expressed cannot control us or remain to bother us again.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A boil as in a skin condition signifies an infection or contamination of a cherished idea.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being covered in boils signifies that we have offended a code of ethics and feel that we are ‘unclean’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a man to have such a dream indicates he is more likely to be seeking this in someone else.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See also under Food.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If pot is boiling over means too much negative energy, high emotions, anger; out of balance. See Blister.... The Dream Books Symbols
For a woman to dream that she goes into a cellar to see about a boiler foretells that sickness and losses will surround her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A reservoir of repressed anger. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Hot water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a boiling ocean symbolizes that you are being overwhelmed with turbulent emotions such as anger, rage and frustration.
If you dream of being in the boiling sea (either swimming or in a boat), this suggest that you are being swept up in your troubled or confused emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Hot water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of boils on your forehead, is significant of the sickness of some one near you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Extreme annoyance, possibly heated quarrels.
3. A need to release negative or “toxic” feelings. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the boil is on their lips it means they speak with unkind words... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream of seeing someone else with boils means you are sensitive to someone else’s anger.... My Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself in a dream concluding his ablution or ritual bath with the essence of a Carnelianred, it means that he owns something blessed. Such blessings will manifest in one’s work and success in his material as well as spiritual life.
A Carnelian-red stone in a dream also represents one’s progeny, good religious conduct, good character, while seeing the white variety of this stone has a stronger meaning 70 and a better attribute than the red.
(Also see Aqiq canyons; Aqiqah rites)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The more unpleasant the dose, the better it will be for the dreamer.... Mystic Dream Book
Depth Psychology: See Furniture, Chair, Sofa. Chalice
Vision: Seeing a chalice: great sorrow ahead. Drinking from a chalice: joy and calm waters are yours right now. Breaking a chalice: bad news will spoil your fun.
Depth Psychology: The chalice symbolizes the “vessel of your soul, “ where all your emotions, hopes, and desires reside and of which you are only partly aware. It also is representative of the relationship you have with your feminine side and your mother. Often the chalice stands for the “cup of sorrow.” See Cup, Container.... Dreamers Dictionary
(1) If in a dream you are - or feel - cornered, this w ill symbolize some frustration in yourself, the causes of which may be internal or external. In either case, you are being called on to make a decision. Ultimately the choice is between sliding into a neurosis and taking control of the situation (internal or external).
(2) Turning a comer, on the other hand, may signify taking a new direction in life; taking a turn for the better. See also Left, Right / Left.
cow... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Depth Psychology: The dream reveals your need to make certain matters in your life easier or more palatable (experiences, disappointments, insights), allowing you to adapt better to responsibilities and demands. You will do so if the meal you are cooking in the dream turns out well.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there is discord or a lack of cheerfulness you may expect harassing and disappointing events to happen. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the food is well cooked in the dream, then it means money and profits. Cooking raw meat in a dream and finding it hard to cook means getting involved in something that will not mature. Otherwise, if it does cook, and ifone can eat from it in the dream, then it means success. Cooking mutton in a dream means living an honorable life, being generous and earning lawful money.
If one cooks beef in his dream, it means living a comfortable life using the labor of tradesmen. Ifone sees himself cooking lion’s meat in a dream, it means that he will rise to leadership over unjust people, though one will have to maintain his vigilance and live in constant fear.
If one sees himself cooking dog’s meat in a dream, it means that he will manage a lowly job.
If he cooks the fat with it in a dream, it means that he will earn unlawful money. Otherwise, without the fat, it means that he will perform a lowly job and remains poor and deprived.
If one sees himself cooking a bird in a dream, it means governing or managing a business or earning lawful money from associating with rich and noble people.
If one cooks his meal with vulture’s meat in a dream, it means governing or trading with non-intelligent or heedless people and earning unlawful money.
(Also see Pot; Stew)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- To be able to move forward in our lives we may need to blend ccrtain parts of our existence in new and original ways in order to succeed.
Dreaming of cooking highlights this. We may need to nurture a new ability.
3- Cooking can symbolise creativity. There is a delightful fable which tells how God baked the various ethnic races into being.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you have difficulties cooking means that you need to stop exerting so much energy getting people to accept you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A man’s dream may be a way of refocusing on a creative problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a promise of material comforts in the near future.
A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.... My Dream Interpretation
If you do not serve enough food, frustration, incompletion of responsibilities.
If nobody is happy in the dream, disappointing events are to be expected, often in connection with a loved one.
To see food cooking, avoid gossip.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If food is burned it means that despite your good will, you still have a lot to learn. Cooking also symbolizes the desire to transform the harsh reality into something more “edible.” On the other hand, if you dream of cooking for others, it can denote your intention to influence them. Maybe you want people to think something in particular or make them dependants from your care.
It is said that this dream portends multiple visits of your friends in the future. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If someone else was cooking for you or helping you in the kitchen, you may regard this person as a source of emotional support. A cookbook denotes the many opportunities and ways you can use to reach your goals. To dream of a cookery school represents a means of becoming aware of the many ways you can offer your help and support to others in life.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
To credit another, warns you to be careful of your affairs, as you are likely to trust those who will eventually work you harm.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A relative, friend or associate owes one emotional consideration.
3. One owes some consideration of some sort to friends, relatives, associates. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If your dream involved the use of credit other than your own, you can look forward to a period of easy money.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you’re having financial difficulties in real life, this dream may simply symbolize your real troubles and/or attitudes related to money, work, and saving.
If you dream about losing your credit card, this suggests you are being careless in some aspect of your waking life.
A dream of having your credit card stolen suggests that something or someone is robbing you of vital energy.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of yourself as the daredevil may be showing you that you are leaping into a situation before you have thought it through. Speaking to a daredevil within a dream suggests that heightened awareness is called for to keep you in balance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
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 sick person sees himself in a dream inflamed with love it may mean his death. Fire in a dream also means love. Love in a dream also means heedlessness and failure to fulfill one’s religious obligations. It also means financial losses, losing one’s child, divorce, despise of one’s friends, hunger, travels, sickness or dangers. Being enamored with God in a dream means a strong devotion and certitude. Pretending to be in love in one’s dream means straying from God’s path. Ifone finally reaches his beloved to mates with in the dream, it means that adversities may strike at him, or affect his or her beloved.
(Also see Love)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Juice; Oil press; Wine press)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Drawing together the symbols of the Sun and the Eagle, this image represents our ability to move into other areas of perception and knowledge.
The Centre. Solar Power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To Hate anyone in your dream is a sign of success with friends or in your domestic affairs.... Mystic Dream Book
It is possible that your personal relationships require review.
If you see the ingredients in bad shape, it could be that you harbor guilty feelings about missing an opportune moment to begin a certain task.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Fear of being overweight. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The exception is, if you see your own name in the credits - that indicates you are aware of your own uniqueness, and have good confidence in your abilities.... My Dream Interpretation
Parched or barren ground is, however, a sign of inner conflict or exhaustion, suggesting that you should search your dreamscape for signs of hope. Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security, especially if you see it together with the sea.
If the sands are shifting, you may feel uncertain about what you want from life.
If you see sand in an hourglass, you are conscious of time running out.
If you are building sandcastles in your dream, this suggests that the structure of your life lacks permanence.
Mud symbolizes creation in many religions, specifically the creation of mankind. In the Bible, God molded Adam from a lump of clay and breathed life into him, and it is traditionally to clay and dust that human beings return. Ancient dream interpretation suggested that to dream of mud foretold finding great riches, while a dream in which you sank in mud would lead to a rapid recovery from illness. From a psychological viewpoint, mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which handled properly has potential for growth, but handled badly can drag you down. Mud in dreams can also represent past experiences—or your perception of them—as something that is holding you back, or in which you are stuck. Clear as mud paradoxically means that something is not clear at all. Are you unclear about a situation in which you are involved? See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.
A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.
Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.
The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a man to dream that he deals in oil, denotes unsuccessful love making, as he will expect unusual concessions.
For a woman to dream that she is anointed with oil, shows that she will be open to indiscreet advances. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Emotional upset or crisis (oil spill).
3. Problems increasing uncontrollably (oil spill).
4. Need for things to run smoothly (oil as lubrication).
5. Wealth. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If good oil turns putrid or stale in a dream, it means revoking one’s covenant, while if a putrid or a stale oil turns good in a dream, it means growing awareness, certitude and adopting a good standard in dealing with other.
(Also see Extracting oils from seeds; Olives) ... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The image of oil today also refers to environmental pollution. In addition to something dirty and destructive at work here, oil also has a capacity for healing: the ritual of oil offered to the dying, for example, a cleansing and strengthening function. We also think of oil change in a car, where clean oil is said to make for a more efficient engine.
The dream image, therefore, stands between pollution and cleansing.This is particularly appropriate, since “oil and water do not mix.
Do we need to pour oil on Water in order to smooth out the waves of emotions?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Psychologically; we may recognise that a situation can only be dealt with by removing the stress, e.g. ‘Pour oil on troubled water.’
3- Consecration and dedication.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see an oil field signifies that you have money coming.
To use an oilcan, buy oil, or pour oil, means you will be well rewarded for your efforts.
To spill oil is to lose money... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A woman who dreams that oil is poured upon her head, either as a matter of anointing or in connection with a shampoo of any kind, must beware of advances from a man who has not honorable intentions.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Looking at oil: everything is going smoothly (is “well oiled”). Burning oil: an unexpected windfall. Drinking oil: you are enjoying the best of health. Spilling oil: dealing with a string of unpleasant experiences. Oiling something: a reminder that courtesy will always get you further in life. Buying oil: you can expect to make a profit.
Depth Psychology: Oil can be a symbol of many things, among them being anointed with oil as a sign of maturity. Sometimes oil suggests avoiding friction and arguments—”pour oil on troubled waters!” Pouring oil onto the fire would mean emotions are “ignited.” Pouring oil: are you hoping to foil your enemies’ attack by having them “slip and fall”? Only you know the truth!... Dreamers Dictionary
Oiling machinery is a sign of recognition in your field of endeavor or in community affairs.
Buying oil predicts a happy improvement in love (or domestic) affairs but selling it suggests an inclination to cooperate in a questionable proposition—resist it! Cooking (or cooking with) oil suggests that a person of whom you are doubtful is in fact trustworthy; to drink oil is a sign of improving health for yourself or someone close to you.
Spilling oil indicates that you will soon have to “pour oil on troubled waters.
Anointing yourself with cosmetic oil or the use of medicated oil predicts that you will solve your current problems without outside assistance.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If, on the other hand, you are anointed with this substance it means that you have received exceptional knowledge that enables you to succeed in the particular circumstances in the dream. Oils are also used in perfumes and massages in order to care for and improve our skin, thus, it may refer to sensuality.
In traditional wisdom, if a man dreams that he is an oil trader he will become very rich. However, he will never be lucky in love.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you drizzled oil over your dream food, are you trying to smooth things over in waking life or are you pouring oil over troubled waters, perhaps because you are trying to keep the peace in some way?... The Element Encyclopedia
The oil is to the car as blood is to the body.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(Also see Sugar mill)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is the anti- heroic representation of abundance in a negative form, and we become acutely aware of the danger associated with it when it spills and poisons the environment. An oil spill in your dream is asking you to rethink your true relationship to abundance, wealth, and power.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To deal in it, denotes uncertain speculations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the oilcloth featured in your dream was shiny and/or new, it is a caution to stick to your own ideals and avoid anything even vaguely illicit To be thought square in the evening is better than hating yourself in the morning.
However, if the oilcloth in your dream was shabby or cracked, it signifies that you might benefit from a bit of a fling with the opposite sex.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Another explanation of such dreams is that it is time for you to be more independent and self-reliant by moving away from your parents. When life forces you into permanently or temporarily losing your parents, either by death or by other circumstances such as foreign travel, you may experience dreams of being orphaned. The dream might not refer to your relationship with your family at all, but might be telling you that you are feeling abandoned, unloved, rejected and misunderstood by your partner, friends or colleagues in waking life.
If this is the case, the dream connects to feelings of belonging or not belonging in waking life.
If you are looking after an orphan in your dream, you are attempting to heal that part of you that feels unloved.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person sees himself imprisoned in a new, plastered house which is unknown to him then such a house represents his grave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A large, beautiful predator refers to sexual “hunger” (beware!). Small wild animals indicate that you are still unsure about male sexuality. Fear of and fleeing from a predator)’ animal: you are “fleeing” from your own sexuality. See Lion, Tiger.
Depth Psychology: Make sure that your “wild” passions and appetites are under control. See Animals.
A wild cat means deceit (either your own or that of someone else). See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary
The oven, like the Kitchen, is one of the most frequent symbols of transformation. Danger lurks when the fire is going out.
According to Freud, the symbol for women and the female body.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Passion, love, romance.
3. Anger, aggression.
4. Embarrassment, even shame (blush).
5. Arguments. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a warrior sees himself wearing a red silken garment in a dream, it means that he will be decorated for his chivalry. Red in a dream also represents the world, its glitters and material pleasure.
(Also see Blushing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A deep, blood red is usually a portent of good news to come.
It is also the color of passion and the entire dream should be analyzed to get the true meaning.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The woman leaned forward to poke my hand, and I recoiled, screaming myself awake (Joy S). Even where red appears quite casually in a dream, as with the hat in the example, there is frequently fear, screaming, horror or a sense of danger in the same dream. Less frequently, red represents blood, menstruation; the biological life force; conception; death. Red face: anger; high emotion. Red bnck building : homeliness, warmth. Red furniture or decor plush; richness. Red flowers: love, passion, dangers of passion. Red clothes or motif: sexuality, passion; strong emotions. Red and grey together : emotions connected with depression. Rose pink, love. Pale pink: baby feelings; weakness. Idioms: see red; in the red; red carpet; red light district; red faced. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is a warning of danger.
For the Hindus, red means vitality and expansion.
For the Mayans, red meant victory and success.
For the Chinese, red is the color of luck. In alchemy, red is the color of emotions, of Blood, and Fire.
The colors of heaven and hell are red. Red is the color of overwhelming emotional upheaval and in a dream often points to a situation that is packed with intensity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vital life, energy and passion, especially bright reds. Brownish-red: Death, bitterness, or smoldering anger.
Danger! Stop whatever you’re doing and look more closely, just as you would at a traffic light.
Red cape: Used in bull fighting, this is symbolic of controlling the masc uline nature.
Red caps: Often worn by mischievous fairies or wizards in fables, this might indicate your own yearning for a little playfulness and knavery.
Bright scarlet: Anger or fury (e.g., “seeing red”).
Red tape: Delays to the point of nearly being halted, often caused by bureaucratic approaches, people, or requirements.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: See the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
It is also the color of blood and fire.
A softer red is also a symbol of love, as well as mercy, brotherly love, and compassion. When intense, red can also indicate hate.
If red flashes through our dreams, our soul is ready for action; it indicates either admiration or suffering.
A “passionately” red dress we put on in a dream is a sign of strong sexual desire. But red can also mean sin, rage, and the devil. Dark red is a symbol of passion, greed, energy, and anger. Light red stands for warmth and affection.
Color Therapy: Red is a good color to use in cases of depression, lack of energy, bladder infection, pale skin, anemia, circulatory problems, impotence, and frigidity.
Depth Psychology: Red can mean luck, joy, happiness, energy, action, but also hate, blood, greed, irritability, temper tantrums, and will power.... Dreamers Dictionary
A deep, blood red is usually a portent of good news to come.
It is also the color of passion and the entire dream should be analyzed to get the true meaning.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A beautiful clear mid-red is the correct one for these qualities; if there is any other red in dreams, its attributes may not be totally uncontaminated.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A warning to control your temper. Astrological parallel: Aries.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(See Colors.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This color also symbolizes profligacy, raciness, and the immorality of “fallen women” (e.g., Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Revenge or retaliation is not advisable.
If red features in your dream, perhaps you should consider the tone that was being used. Lighter shades of red can be representative of excitement (especially sexual), passion, energy, and life. However, deeper or ‘weighed- down’ shades of red may be indicative of the overheated emotions of lust and anger, and the impulsive desire for revenge. Notice again how the ‘stop’ sign is red; red can thus be seen as a hint from your subconscious to stop acting in a particular way.
Because red is the color of blood, it may also denote physical strength, vital energy and the life force which, depending on the context of the dream, may be ebbing away or throbbing with life. A red heart may stand for deep-seated sexual energy or desire in waking life, red ears may suggest embarrassment or guilt, whilst a red nose is often thought to indicate an inquisitive nature. Red flames are believed to indicate the threat of danger, red wine is often linked to feelings of satisfaction and contentment, and a red rose is typically tied to the idea of romance and passion. Who was holding the red rose in your dream?
Other considerations to take into account include whether the red in your dream suggests being ‘in the red’ (in debt), or brings to mind a person who holds socialists beliefs (a red). It can also refer to a scarlet (sexually permissive) woman, or to waving the proverbial red flag at something, or someone, who provoked you. Keywords: danger, shame, sexual impulses, passion and urges.
Perhaps you need to stop and think about your actions.... The Element Encyclopedia
The second relates to the exclusivity of passage relegated to only a certain few. This symbol can indicate a sense of aspiration in a dream.
If you are witnessing someone else on a red carpet, that person is an aspect of your own personality that has the capability of helping you aspire to greater things. This image in a dream may also point to a desire to be recognized for some special ability or particular accomplishment in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2- On a psychological level there is healing and self-awareness.
3- A Red Indian represents an inner power of which we may or may not have been aware.
The dreamer should now be prepared to investigate his spirituality further.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A red light can also be a sign of prostitution, and the message to beware of the temptation to sell yourself out with regards to your talents, gifts and/or resources. See Prostitute.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you drive through a red traffic light without stopping means that you do not consider the consequences of your actions. Watch those reckless habits!... My Dream Interpretation
2. Good luck.
3. Vitality and passion. ... New American Dream Dictionary
See also Weighing.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If your position at work is uncertain in your waking life, your dreaming mind may also be preparing you for the inevitable and highlighting the importance of being prepared.
If you did actually lose your job and your dreaming mind keeps reminding you of your sense of rejection, then you need to work through your feelings and move forward with your life.
Frustration... The Element Encyclopedia
If the dreamer is already retired in real life, it is just a reflection of their current situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A sacred person, place or thing will almost certainly have to do with self-transformation, the healing of psychological wounds, the resolving of internal conflict, revelations of your destiny, the uncovering of neglected capacities and qualities and the achieving of personal balance and fullness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Depth Psychology: Scares and fearful emotions have made you vulnerable and insecure.
The dream is a sign that you need to come to terms with the reasons for them. Pay attention to the rest of the symbols in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you know exactly what scared you in your dream, check out that dream symbol in this dictionary to get an even deeper interpretation.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of numerous problems or persons in real life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If burned, then its light means guidance, and if heated to fry something, then it represents something valuable. Eating sesame oil or using it as an ointment in a dream means profits, comfort, honor, rank, good deeds, or having prior knowledge about something.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. A solid foundation for living is present. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are preparing a meal in your dream kitchen, this may suggest a quest for love and affection.
If you are frying food in your dream, there is the constant risk of getting burned; the smoke billowing around your kitchen may be warning you that a problem could get worse if you avoid it or don’t deal with it. Cinders or a grate in your dream kitchen can represent ruined hopes as well as the potential of projects yet to be born.
If you dream of a kettle, even though its spout it is a symbol of male sexuality, it suggests that someone can get hurt if passions are not handled carefully. On the other hand, it could also indicate your present mood: steamed up and about to explode. At the other extreme, the image of a broken kettle may mirror feelings of emptiness, as if all zest for life has gone.
If you are cooking with pots and pans, the association is with male or female sexuality, depending on whether the pot or the handle is featured.
When a cup is seen to represent female sexuality, drinking out of it is erotic wish-fulfillment.
If it is hurled across a room by a man, it may express fear of, or anger towards, female sexuality; if by a woman, the dream suggests that the dreamer is using sex as a weapon. For Jungians, the cup is a homely symbol of the abundance of life’s opportunities; it is also a symbol of self-realization in that it is an echo of the Holy Grail. A full or overflowing cup often symbolizes excitement and new opportunities, but an empty or smashed cup indicates the opposite.
Cutlery in dreams may suggest a desire for domestic security or the taming of aggression. Spoons may have a similar symbolism to cups, but they can also represent a desire to be spoonfed. A teaspoon may be telling you to take things in one step at a time. A silver spoon may refer to someone you envy. A colander or sieve may be seen as standing for the process of developing a new outlook on life and sifting out unhelpful attitudes and ideas. See also EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If what he ruins is a cast of precious metal in the dream, then it denotes bad words he speaks, or jealousy and envy he carries.
(Also see Booty)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is important to try to remember what the cause was in the dream and then interpret its symbolism. Perhaps, you have not yet noticed the real reason for the excessive fatigue that you suffer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. A secure, happy future.
3. Sexual desire toward an individual. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A flooded toilet in a dream means distress, pregnancy, or prosperity.
To fall into a toilet in a dream means imprisonment. Pouring honey or milk into the toilet bowl, or urinating blood in a dream means sodomizing. Looking into the toilet bowl and finding blood in it in a dream implies that one engages in the forbidden sexual intercourse with his wife during her menstrual period. Atoilet in a dream also represents a guard.
(Also see Bathroom)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is a bathroom and toilet: possibly includes the need for cleaning up one’s sexual attitudes or general attitude to others and self.
Example: ‘1 am in a toilet and people can see me. Sometimes the walls fall down. Once I looked around and everyone was watching me.’ (Ms JR). This relationship with the toilet usually shows that one needs more privacy and time to oneself.
Example: ‘1 go to the toilet and it is full up to the brim.
It is disgusting, and I can’t go’ (Alan). Alan went on to say he is often awake in his dreams and if anything unpleasant happens he wakes himself to avoid it. Alan shows great difficulty in meeting the very biological, blood and guts, and sexual side of himself. This may lead to living a very intellectual or sweet- ness-and-light son of life; occasionally suggests the body needs cleansing. Not being able to go to the toilet: as with Alan, a difficulty in expressing the more natural and down-to- earth aspects of self; holding back sexuality or emotions; being selfish and not sharing or giving’ of oneself.
Example: ‘I was watching my teddy bear go to the toilet. It fell down and disappeared’ (Jackson S). Jackson was very young and just learning to sit on the toilet by himself. His dream shows him meeting the fear of falling down it. He has seen things disappear for ever, and this disturbs him. He uses his bear as himself. This aspect of the toilet can depict the magical, hidden, or unseen world into which we disappear in sleep—the unconscious.
Toilet bowl: the pan of us which can deal with the body wastes, and the emotions we need to discharge, female sexual organ, ‘sexpot’. Going to the toilet: expressing oneself; releasing feelings, often creative; letting go of tightly held attitudes or sexuality; acceptance of one’s own natural drives and needs. What we put down the toilet: what we consider to be the least important or most unpleasant aspects of ourself or our experience; what we want to get out of our life. My small son, who had depended for long years on a pacifier, one day decided he no longer wanted to have that dependency, or be seen as needing it. He took the pacifier out of his mouth, put it down the toilet and flushed it away. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The suggestion here is to “let go.”
From time immemorial, the toilet has been seen as a dark and scary place—in dreams, all places connected to natural functions are demonized.
It is the place of forbidden sexuality—self-gratification and homosexuality—a place full of danger and frightening activities.
It is a place where ghosts and devils do their bad deeds, and the reason why toilets in the past were always outside.
It is a place of taboos, of secrets and forbidden things, a place where budding sexuality and puberty fantasies run amuck.
This dream image also expresses the finality of nature. On one hand, it addresses everything that is transitory and points out that everything material will pass on and has no value. On the other hand, it addresses the meaning of accomplishment, completion. It is, again, an example of the alchemistic idea that gold can be made out of feces. In one sense, the toilet is the place where products are transformed. Such dream images almost always point to a necessary change: you must let go of something, while, at the same time, you must produce something positive. In Norse fables, King Olaf warns his guests not to go to the toilet alone during the night, because they might end up in a dangerous adventure with the Devil.
The toilet has also been considered the place of ghosts.
According to Jung, it is the place of the highest creativity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Something wrong with the toilet could suggest that we are emotionally blocked. Going to an unfamiliar toilet suggests we are in a position where we do not know what the outcome to a situation will be. Cleaning a dirty toilet suggests we arc losing our ‘prudish’ attitude.
3- Spiritually a toilet suggests that we have the means at our disposal to cleanse away the negative.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The toilet is a symbol of relief from emotional ballast, of getting the internal household in order, of unloading unwanted pressure. See Excrement.... Dreamers Dictionary
If it is overflowing, the blockage is causing a difficulty in controlling our emotions at the present time. Going to an unfamiliar toilet suggests we are in a position where we do not know what the outcome to a situation will be. Cleaning a dirty toilet suggests we are losing our ‘prudish’ attitude, and may have gone through some kind of internal epiphany.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of flushing yourself down the toilet, you can no longer hide your feelings about a certain situation that has been making you feel overwhelmed.
To dream that you are watched while you are using the toilet, signifies your frustrations about getting enough privacy. It may also indicate that you are having difficulties letting go of old emotions.
If you reveal these feelings, you are afraid that others around you will judge and criticize you.
To dream of a clogged toilet represents repressed or pent up emotions that need to be released and expressed. Also see “Plunger.”... My Dream Interpretation
Otherwise, see under Bowel Movement, Feces, Urine, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If toilet is stopped up, you are blocking the cleansing process by hanging on to negative experiences.... The Dream Books Symbols
A toilet dream could reflect something as simple as the feeling that one has unloaded something that was burdening him or her, or even releasing tightly held feelings.
The dream might also be drawing on the meaning of such common idioms as “in the toilet” or “down the toilet.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Perhaps you were searching frantically for a toilet in your dream, but couldn’t find one.
If this is the case, you need to find the catalyst for emotional release. Dreams about being clogged-up, or about a lack of toilets, are not so much about emotional baggage as about a lack of proper outlets for your own creativity and selfexpression. They can also suggest that you are the kind of person who takes on the problems of other people, leaving no room for your own.
Dreams about frustrating attempts to find a toilet could also suggest that you have over-committed yourself in waking life, and that there is no opportunity for you to express your own feelings and talents. On the other hand, you may also feel that you have been taken advantage of or dumped on by someone in waking life? Finally, such dreams may also be due simply to a physical need to pee in the night.
Other elimination dreams include using a toilet in a strange place, in front of people or in the middle of a conversation. In such dreams, the elimination represents the expression of an opinion or insight unsuitable for public consumption, or not appropriate to the situation. It could also reveal concern that you might have been too impulsive in the way you have expressed yourself, and your dreaming mind is urging you to bear in mind the possible impact of your words.
If you can’t find a private toilet in your dream, perhaps you are living or working in a crowded environment and your dreaming mind is compensating for a lack of privacy and personal space in your waking life.
If you dream of a bathroom and a toilet, this may suggest your need to clean up your sexual attitudes or attitude to others and yourself.
If you put anything down a toilet in your dream, take careful note of what it is, as it will symbolize what your dreaming mind considers to be the least important or unpleasant aspect of yourself or your experience. Urine suggests letting go of strained feelings or the release of sexual feelings. Feces indicate letting go of parts of yourself that you need to let go of. It can also indicate new beginnings, as excrement makes great fertilizer. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights a need to be free of responsibility, or sometimes the need to be uninhibited.
If you are eliminating over someone in your dream, this can indicate a repressed desire to belittle that person or feel superior.
Playing with excrement can represent money, so playing with it in a dream may suggest anxiety about money and fear of responsibility.
If the excrement is transformed into an animal, this suggests that the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he or she is responsible for managing their own instincts.
If you are vomiting in your dream, this indicates a discharging of unpleasant feelings, or experiencing something unpleasant. Finally, if you realize you are sweating in a dream, you are alerted to the amount of energy you may be expending handling your own emotions and fears in waking life.
... The Element Encyclopedia
• Toilet dreams also refer to your basic needs in life and how these needs are or, are not, being met. Are you too busy to deal with your pent up emotions? Or are you being over emotional and dumping too much on your friends and family? Toilet dreams do, on occasion, indicate a genuine physical need and you’ll wake wanting to pee.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you mess something up in a dream because of being unprepared, you are worried that you don’t have what it takes to accomplish something expected of you in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
The unpreparedness motif can also emerge in other ways, such as when we dream about standing before a crowd on a stage or at a public forum, then realize that we have forgotten what we were going to say, or discovering we were never prepared to say anything in the first place.
A dream about being unprepared to take a test or give a speech might reflect anxieties about anything from how we will do on an upcoming job interview to whether we will succeed in a new marriage.
The core anxiety concerns doubts about our adequacy.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you receive wilted blooms in dreamland as a gift from someone you know, think about the nature of your relationship with that person; your unconscious might have detected that the relationship is weakening. Similarly, if you are pricked by a hidden thorn in a bunch of roses given by colleague who was congratulating you in a dream scenario, is it possible that they are concealing real feelings of resentment towards you in waking life? If you gave a bunch of dead flowers to a difficult or strict former schoolteacher, could this highlight your extreme dislike of that person? To see flowers blooming in barren soil, however, signifies that your energy and cheerful nature will enable you to overcome your grievances.... The Element Encyclopedia