Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied medicine, later became a disciple of Freud. Diverged from Freud over the sexual impulse being all important in human behaviour. Adler saw people as goal oriented, with an urge toward personal growth and wholeness. He stated that in dreams we can clearly see our aggressive impulses and desire for fulfilment. Dreams can also help the dreamer define two often conflicting aspects of their experience—their image or sense of themselves, and their sense of what is socially acceptable. Because we strive from our earliest years to have some control over ourself and surroundings, we may develop a style of life around a sense of inferiority or lack of power. So a person who feels vulnerable may become aggressive to compensate. Adler therefore felt that in our dreams we not only see what we think of ourself, and what our environmental situation is, but also find a definition of our techniques for satisfying our drive to deal with and succeed in the world.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Alfred Adler (1870–1937) was an Austrian psychiatrist who developed a personality theory referred to as individual psychology. He was at one time closely associated with Sigmund Freud, but broke with Freud to develop his own form of psychotherapy. Adler placed much less emphasis on dreams than other schools of psychiatry, and his attitude toward dreams is somewhat inconsistent. Even though he did not develop a full-blown theory of dreams, his thoughts on this subject had a significant influence on later dream theorizing.
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
Running into an armored truck may be a very direct sign that you have met someone who is well guarded emotionally.
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.
If a person sees himself or his clothes spattered with excreta of animals which are haraam to consume or he becomes the owner of the excreta or he sees himself guarding such excreta, it means he will receive unlawful wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(arb. ‘Aqiq. A variety of chalcedony; Crystalline mineral; Gem; Jewelry; Precious stone; Stone) Seeing a Carnelian-red stone in a dream means dispelling poverty. At the beginning of the creation, of all stones, the Carnelianred was the first stone that testified to God’s Oneness.
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
Vision: Dreaming about an upholstered chair: chances for a pay increase or a promotion at work are good. Seeing a worn-out chair: troubles and worries will spoil your happiness—particularly in your personal life. Sleeping in an upholstered chair means a present illness is taking longer to heal than you were hoping.
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.
Dreams of crawling symbolize that you are beginning a new venture and are tentatively trying to get your footing. You may be realizing the need to have patience with yourself while you learn a new skill. Keep in mind that you have to crawl before you can walk.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Crawling on one’s knees in a dream represents a chronic illness, or praying in a sitting position while being able to stand up in prayers. It also could mean wavering in one’s decision to travel and being reprimanded for it, or it could mean losing interest or lacking vigor.
If a poor person sees himself crawling in a dream, it means that his needs will be satisfied.
If he is a rich, it means that he will become needy. Crawling in a dream also could mean complaisance and partiality toward people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream about credit cards relates to our worth, value or status. Receiving a credit note suggests we have not received the correct value or have not received it at the right time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Financial transactions of any sort in dreams highlight our attitude to money, value and authority. We may need to look at who we feel either owes us or to whom we owe value.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a credit card reflect your feelings, attitudes and opinions about borrowed wealth, abundance that isn’t really yours, money and the ease and power and/or struggles it brings. This dream may be warning you to be mindful of your spending, and to consider whether or not the relationship or project you are investing in is worth it. See Accountant and Loan.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a credit card appears in your dreams, this symbolizes your feelings about money and the satisfaction, pleasure, security it can bring, as well as the uncertainties. It may also represent your ability to get what you want in life. Having or getting a credit card symbolizes your sense of personal power in the waking world and the ease with which you make money. Losing a credit card or having it rejected in your dreams signifies uncertainty about your financial future and may reflect the feeling of stress to which getting your needs in life can often lead.... The Element Encyclopedia
Imagining that they demand you pay a debt denotes a misuse of your material and intellectual goods as well as the feeling of being overwhelmed by economic problems in real life. You must be more moderate in using those assets in order to avoid future complications.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Cutting up food: your project will be completed successfully.
If you cut yourself: the whole affair will end in failure—something you already knew beforehand.
Depth Psychology: Cutting something is a sign that you want to put your past behind you. Are you harboring aggressive feelings toward someone? Do you feel “cut off’ from your emotions, ideals. and desires because of present adverse circumstances? See Scissors.... Dreamers Dictionary
To cut someone means that the dreamer mistrusts that person and wishes to sever the relationship. Cutting one’s self, the strain of overwork or unpleasant family problems weigh heavily, so the dreamer wants to end it all.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To cut is to break and to separate. This dream can be the allegorical representation of your circumstances in real life: it is perhaps a broken relationship or the end of a pattern of behavior. (See KNIFE)
If someone else cuts you, a friend will betray you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The phenomenon of “cutting” is a ritualized addiction where a person deliberately cuts himself or herself as a stress-relief mechanism. People who cut will describe a satisfaction in having an interior experience of emotional pain expressed physically on the body. Being cut in a dream, whether self-inflicted or otherwise, is a similar action by the unconscious mind to express inner pain in an outward manner.
(See Wound(s).) [contents]... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
interpreted upon 10 sides: blessing, wealth, guardianship, rank & leadership, honor, sultanate, acquiring of something wanted, happiness and delight in proportion to his elevation, and his goodness.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
(Amputation; Beheading; Cutting; Decapitation; Scission; Chopping off; Severing) Cutting off one’s hand in a dream signifies failure to perform one’s obligatory prayers or being devoid of any need or an income that eliminates the need to ask others for anything, or it could mean repentance from sin.
If one’s hand and heels are cut off in a dream, it means corruption in one’s religious life or forsaking the spiritual circles, or it could mean being barren or being freed from the duty to raise children. Cutting off one’s nose or ear in a dream means a punishment for a crime, or it could mean poverty or missing someone’s news. Cutting offone’s tongue in a dream means invalidating one’s argument or proof, or it could mean preventing him from asking for anything.
If one sees himself dismembered in a dream, then it means that he will undertake extensive travels, or that members of his family will disperse into different locations, or it could mean severing one’s blood ties or paying a penalty.
(Also see Beheading; Rupture of relations)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of a daredevil implies that you may be allowing yourself to be unduly influenced and ultimately suppressed by another’s views.
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
(Defile) To discredit someone’s reputation or to defile something in a dream means the same in wakefulness. On the other hand, it may mean defaming and backbiting someone, or it may mean making peace with someone after a long separation.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
To see one’s head detached from the body without being struck suggest one of the following : that one’s leader or patron will break off his relationship with him; or the observer will lose his capital; or his present means of livelihood will come to an end.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a draw bridge represent that you are creating rigid boundaries regarding who and what you allow into your life, rejecting energy that is non-supportive of you. Also, your unresolved trust issues may be keeping you from allowing love and intimacy in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A drawbridge functions in two ways and allows completely different modes of transportation to exist. In the world of symbols, the cars on land represent thoughts and consciousness and the boats on water connect to emotions and the unconscious. By being able to change shape, the drawbridge can distinguish between which is more important. In a dream, consider how the drawbridge is operating, for it will point to which mode has higher priority at the moment.
If the drawbridge is not working properly, your own ability to distinguish between emotions and thoughts is being affected.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of a drawer represents a space within you that is not normally in view, your secret, sacred world, and perhaps a virginal aspect of you. Consider the contents of the drawer.
If the drawer is locked, then they are taboo. This dream may be informing you to integrate the contents of this drawer into your outward personality. See Pandora’s Box and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Its image is that of a closed place where treasures are stored. To open a drawer and to find it empty indicates disappointment. To see an open drawer is a sign that the mind is open and ready. To fill it with objects and to close it indicates foresight. To empty its content is signal of moving and changes (both physical and mental).... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(1) You go to a drawer for something you want or need. It may, therefore, symbolize a source of wisdom, a place - within yourself - where you will find the answer to your problem, the cure for your disease.
(2) A chest of drawers may represent your psyche. The top drawer will then be your conscious ego, the bottom drawer or lower drawers the unconscious layers of your psyche.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Looking into the perfumery drawer or the drawer where the precious stone balance is stored in a dream means high winds of profits, satisfying one’s needs and reuniting with one’s family. Apaper storage drawer means longevity. In general, a drawer in a dream represents glad tidings.
If one opens a drawer and finds a pearl or a gem inside it in a dream, it means good news or a profit one will receive in few days.
(Also see Table of Contents)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A closed drawer means that you will have to outmaneuver an unsuspected rival for something you want An open drawer signifies a new opportunity, and if the drawer is full it signals a propitious time for undertaking a new venture.
An empty drawer indicates success but only after hard work.
A locked drawer or trouble opening one suggests unforeseen obstacles in your path, but persevere, you can overcome them with patience.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Drawers may convey a sense of being hidden or of putting something away. They also represent one’s inner state, so a disorderly drawer may indicate internal chaos, and an orderly drawer, psychological order.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: If you are drawing: pay attention to how you express yourself; often small efforts have great results. Seeing a drawing: people will present you with a “fait accompli.’ See Painting, Writing.
Depth Psychology: Here it is important to know what the drawing is about; is it about an actual event or subject, or a memory from the past that you’re dealing with now? See Picture.... Dreamers Dictionary
The act of drawing is an effort to take something from inside of your consciousness and express it in the world of form.
It is a creative act that results in something tangible. As a dream symbol, drawing relates to this impulse to allow yourself an outlet for creative expression and the patience to allow form to appear to you slowly.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This could simply mean that you have latent artistic talents that should be given expression. But it can have other meanings. Are you overdrawn at the bank? Are you drawing on inner resources? What you draw is very significant, as it can reveal the issues and problems you are trying to resolve in waking life. An ancient tradition says that if a woman dreams she is drawing with a pencil and then rubs it out, her lover will be unfaithful.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person dreams that he has drawn water from the well and given it to people to drink, it means he will be a means of providing livelihood to orphans, the weak and poor. It also means he will live a life of piety and virtue. Perhaps his wealth may become a means of people proceeding for Hajj.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Drowning in deep water suggests floundering in the depths of the unconscious. As with dreams of pursuit or being chased, this dream alerts you to areas of your unconscious that are creating conflict and need to be examined with care.
Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.
Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Love; Poverty) To see oneself inflamed with love for someone in a dream represents distress, adversities, blindness, deafness or notoriousness. Such a case may draw people’s compassion.
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.
This symbol appears in a number of religious images and indicates the universe and the centre of ourselves. It indicates that we ourselves arc the centre of our own universe and must accept responsibility for that.
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 dream that you are fired from your job. suggests that you are wanting to end some relationship or situation in your waking life. It also suggests that you are repressing what you really desire most.... My Dream Interpretation
Fear of deprivation; difficulties, and poverty, as in Savings, Coin, Counterfeit Money. You don’t trust what you have, or are trying to protect it. But you have additional resources and energies at your disposal.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Scientists have found that the human brain is washed during sleep through a study on 13 subjects. According to the research, blood flows out of the brain during sleep, while the cerebrospinal fluid washes the brain.
A team led by Laura Lewis, who is working at Boston University, made an interesting scientific discovery. The team, which has been working on the human brain for a while, has discovered that when people sleep, their brains are washed with cerebrospinal fluid. So your brain is completely washed through rhythmic and breakthrough waves while you sleep.
According to previous studies, Lewis says that they already know that neurons in the brain have electrical wave activities, but that they have discovered that there are also waves in the cerebrospinal fluid. Scientists have illustrated the phases of the brain during sleep so that the research can be done, and the images we will share with you shortly reveal how this washing process will be.
According to the data obtained in the research, after the people sleep, the brain neurons do not function, and the blood flows out of the brain. It is precisely at this time that the cerebrospinal fluid comes into play and washes the brain from beginning to end. Laura Lewis states that the findings from the research are very important because she hopes that these findings may lead to new discoveries.
Lewis’ hopes are about psychological and neurological discoveries. Because brain waves can combine with blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid, especially for the investigation of age-related normal impairments. The reason for this is that as people age, their brains produce less and slower waves. So this research could both open a new door and be a glimmer of hope, especially for the treatment of alzheimer’s disease.
Lewis made this important discovery with 13 people aged between 23 and 33. Considering getting help from the subjects at older ages in the ongoing processes of his research, Lewis states that they can understand how the movement in the brains of people who are older is going to be. Lewis says that so they can make a new discovery about alzheimer’s.... Dreampedia
Louvered doors allow the air to circulate. They close out your vision but not other senses. Louvered doors in a dream may represent the ability to sense an opportunity without seeing it, or hearing something you should not have heard. They may mention your frustration around a lack of privacy.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of watching the credits at the end of a movie, you may feel that others are having more fun than you. Or, you may suspect that someone else is getting the “credit” that you deserve to get.
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
Vision: Dreaming about being murdered: difficulties in the near future. Murdering someone else: watch out and don’t be careless, you could be the one who gets hurt. See Aggression.
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
If you dream of being an orphaned, adopted or fostered child, this usually suggests that your relationships with members of your family in waking life have created some sense of loss and rejection in you. Dreaming of having lost your parents or being rejected by your parents so you become an orphan, adopted or fostered child may denote that you feel you didn’t get their unconditional love and attention, and that you have to find your own way in the world without their support. Alternatively you may feel as if you are an outsider in the relationship to your family. Perhaps you have been excluded or perhaps you have little in common with them. Do you consider yourself rejected or at odds with the rest of your family? Whatever the reason, your dream may be suggesting to you that you need to create a surrogate family to get the support you need; this may be with your friends or your partner, and they will be able to help you feel loved, secure and accepted for who you are.
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
“Every woman at some time dreams about a predator.” So it has been said in the past, but the same holds true for every man. Points to sexual feelings, animalistic ones that could be enjoyed or that you are trying to repress.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: A predator animal in women’s dreams is always a sign of unconscious sexual urges.
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
Psychological / emotional perspective: Raw emotion is present in dreams when we are able to access hose things we choose to cover up in everyday life. Where we have difficulty in expressing this, such feelings can be given vent to in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Images in dreams that highlight a state of rawness may be bringing to our attention that elements of our lives have not been worked on or worked with to their best advantage. Raw meat might represent a wound and raw vegetables a dietary deficiency, particularly if they are those we do not like.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of raw foods denote extreme attention to your intake of energy and your ability to make the most of a situation, and garner that, which supports your vitality. Perhaps you are feeling naked, unabashed, authentic, and connected to your spirit and pure essence. Alternatively, you may also be feeling raw and vulnerable, and desirous of a more juicy and passionate life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Example: ‘An old woman with a very pink, lined face, and wearing a clashing red hat, knelt close to my face.
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
A positive color, representing vitality (fire) and activity, love and passion. Red, however, can also be a sign of aggression, rage, and vengeance. According to alchemistic tradition, red is the color of the spirit, of gold, and of the sun.
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
Vision: Seeing red flames means either a job is going well or love is burning bright. Looking at someone with red hair is a warning about an impassioned character or violent temper. It also means that you are suspicious of a person who means well.
Depth Psychology: See the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Red is an active, affective color, full of passion and emotion.
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
To dream of the color red indicates raw power, elan, fervor, intense passion, aggression, authority, and bravery. It connotes deep emotions and spirituality. It also stands for anger, such as in the idiom, ‘seeing red.’ Red can also suggest danger, stigma, and compulsion, particularly in sex. Your dream is a nudge for you to rethink your actions and avoid being impulsive.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of the color red represent alarm, passion, rage, sexuality, blood and volatility. Red can also represent a desire to stop or end a situation in your life. See Chakra-2nd and Color.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Red may symbolize sexuality, passion, anger, revolution, danger. As the colour of blood, red is a symbol of life (which is why Hindu and Chinese brides wear red); but blood, of course, may also mean death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
This is the color of blood, fire, passion, war, and of sexual instincts. When this color dominates in dreams, it means that you are willing to act viscerally, be it with love or with hate.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The first color of the spectrum, red is associated with security, grounding, aggression, and passion. This energy is connected with the base of the spine. Often thought of as a color of passion, red aligns with aggression and sexual expression in the masculine principle. We stop at red lights, creating security for ourselves by avoiding the danger of oncoming traffic. Blood is the essence of life force itself and is therefore related to being grounded in the physical body.
In waking life red is associated with fire, heat, blood and passion. In dreams, these ‘hot’ themes are often mirrored and the interpretation is typically connected with passion, energy or vitality. Red is also associated with anger and rage towards something or someone, and, through its association with fire, can represent danger and prohibition. This is reflected in the red ‘stop’ signs of many countries’ traffic-control systems. The color also indicates the angry urge to fight back and, if you are experiencing such violent emotions and you dream of red, take it as a warning to exercise restraint, or the consequences will be tragic.
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 red carpet is a symbol itself, indicating a special path for people of a certain elevated status. There are two implications when a red carpet is present. One is that there is a special event taking place.
The second relates to the exclusivity of passage relegated to only a certain few. This symbol can indicate a sense of aspiration in a dream.
If you are witnessing someone else on a red carpet, that person is an aspect of your own personality that has the capability of helping you aspire to greater things. This image in a dream may also point to a desire to be recognized for some special ability or particular accomplishment in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
1- Our perception of the American Indian as being naturally unsophisticated gives the interpretation of natural wisdom, or basic instinct. When one such appears we arc able to handle a different kind of power and energy.
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
Dreams of a red light signify “stop,” do not proceed.
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 see a red light in your dream suggests that you need to stop what you are doing and think things through before moving forward. You need to proceed with care and caution. Alternatively, this dream may signify obstacles on your path.
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
(Red-brown) Unless one has a reddish beard as the natural color of his hair, having a reddish beard in a dream means trials or temptations, and particularly if gray hair is mixed with it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See Telescope. Inferiority complex, devaluing the Self. Taking small things too seriously. Possibly a suggestion to expand your frame of reference and thereby grow in awareness. See also Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams in which you are fired from your job, dismissed by your employer or refused work may reflect insecurities about the regard in which you are held by the people with whom you work. On the other hand, your dream may reflect your sense of redundancy in another area of your life. Perhaps your children have grown up and you don’t feel needed as a parent anymore.
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.
Material aspects: To dream of being made redundant can be interpreted as an anxiety dream, not so much about our job situation but more to do with our own self-worth. In today’s climate, when employment is less secure, redundancy is a risk, so such a dream may also reflect our ability to take risks.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of redwood trees, because they grow tall, represents spiritual growth, mastery; heightened awareness, and great knowledge that is reaching up toward heaven, while remaining deeply rooted to earth. See Tree.... Strangest Dream Explanations
When you are young, dreaming of retirement demonstrates a desire to forget your worries and live more peacefully. Probably you are carrying a great tension and the subconscious is telling you you need to enjoy a period of calm.
If the dreamer is already retired in real life, it is just a reflection of their current situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(see also Church, Guru, Holy / Holiness, Wise Old Man / Woman)
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
If a person slaughters a sheep or any other animal with the object of sacrifice or qurbani, it means he will be freed if he is a slave; or he will be released if he is imprisoned; or he will regain his strength and health if he is ill; or he will pay his debts if he is owing someone; or he will become wealthy if he is a destitute.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are scared denotes that you are experiencing feelings of low self-worth and uselessness. You no longer hold power over some aspect of your life. You may feel rage towards someone or something.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Feeling scared in dreams signifies that your achievements may not be as successful as you had hoped. You are having anxieties in certain circumstances of your life, possibly related to people who you are not able to trust. However, your worries will be temporary and short-lived.
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
If a person sees his hand severed and while lifting such a hand, it remains attached to his body it means he will derive some benefit from his brother or son. But if the severed hand is completely detached it means he will suffer some loss caused by his brother or son.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees his hand severed and while lifting such a hand, it remains attached to his body it means he will derive some benefit from his brother or son. But if the severed hand is completely detached it means he will suffer some loss caused by his brother or son.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Sometimes people discover—usually accidentally—that they have experienced a virtually identical dream, perhaps at the same time. In this variety of psychic dream, two or more people seem to experience the same events and have similar images. As an example, two people might both report having dreamt of mending the same component on a car, having the same conversation or visiting the same place. Shared dreams may be much more common than we imagine, because the discussion of dreams is usually fairly limited because of the fast pace of modern life. The theoretical implications are fascinating. Are they caused by the dreams using a common symbol representing a similar thought concerning something that happened in the day? Is there telepathic communication between the dreamers? Or can a part of your consciousness actually enter someone else’s mind? These questions need to be explored. Such anomalies often act as clues that lead to great new truths.... The Element Encyclopedia
A herd of sheep in a dream represents a good flock, obedient subjects, or good citizens. Sheep in a dream also signify joy, happiness, festivities, a wife, children, a farmland, properties, prosperity or wealth, and particularly when one pays the due alms tax on his money making ventures and liquid assets. Owning a herd of sheep in a dream represents a growing wealth. Passing by a herd of sheep in a dream means passing a gathering of men who have no brain.
If a herd of sheep faces someone in a dream, they represent a group of people who will welcome him with a fight which one will eventually win. Receiving a herd of sheep as a gift in a dream means a political appointment, knighthood, knowledge, the seat of justice, or a blessing in one’s life. Shearing off the wool of a sheep in a dream is a warning that one should remain aloof for three days. Both the white sheep and the black sheep in a dream mean profit, though the benefits one draws from a white sheep are greater. Seeing a herd of sheep in a dream means continuous happiness. Walking by a slaughter house or a tripe shop and witnessing the heads and trotters of sheep in a dream mean longevity.
To find oneself transformed into a sheep in a dream means a booty or winning something. Seeing a sheep in one’s dream also represents an obedient son.
If one’s wife is pregnant, and ifhe is presented with a sheep as a gift in a dream, it means that she will deliver a boy. Otherwise, the remaining little domesticated animals represent headache, because of the responsibility involved in caring for and in upbringing the boys, except for the girls, for they represent worldly success and profits. Ifone sees himself slaughtering a sheep in a dream, it means that one of his boys will shortly die, or perhaps it could be the son of someone he knows.
A sheep trader in a dream represents a good man who is intuitive and who spends his money on the path of seeking knowledge, or to propagate the same. Ifone sees himself having a fat tail like that of a sheep in a dream, it means that his livelihood will depend on the revenues of his offspring. In a dream, a sheep also represents a righteous man.
Sheep depict the way we might be led into situations, sometimes awful, by conforming to prevailing attitudes and social pressures. Example: ‘1 walked past a married couple who were walking up the hill too. As I passed I heard them say something about a shepherd. Looking up the hill I saw the sheep, then The Shepherd.
A beautiful aura of many colours surrounded The Shepherd. I looked and felt joy and exuberance rise in me, and I ran to the couple saying it was The Shepherd’ (Brian C). In the example Brian is not only aware of the sheep, but also The Shepherd.
The sheep is his sense of being one of the crowd and The Shepherd is his sense of his own unique potential or love transforming his ordinariness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Seeing one or more sheep means difficult times are on the way. Shearing a sheep: you are taking advantage of other people and you will have to account for your actions some day. Seeing a flock of sheep: you will be able to generate a good income, because you work diligendy and are humble. See Lamb.
Depth Psychology: A sheep may reflect your easygoing nature, but also that you are easily influenced and let people take advantage of you. You are often too “soft” and can t say no when dealing with strong personalities. Do you feel like a “dumb” sheep? Do others call or treat you as if you were? Why? On the other hand, are you “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”?... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of sheep suggests that you are afraid to embark on innovative endeavors and experience new adventures. You are perfectly comfortable remaining stationary and following the opinions or directions of others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(1) Sheep may symbolize unthinking, passive conformity to conventions or to a mundane existence; taking one’s ideas uncritically from authority figures or other people; being easily led, and consequently not in control of oneself.
(2) Sheep may also symbolize going astray; taking a wrong turning in life; forsaking one’s destiny.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Non-thinking innocent trust, giving all responsibility for self to others. Develop the awareness of the shepherd or higher self within to protect and guide you. Also, lamb may represent desire for cuddling and sensitivity; a desire to return to innocence, which is an unrealistic and undesirable state. See Lamb.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is a sign of passivity, conformity, and lack of initiative. We tend to delegate responsibilities that affect us to others in order to avoid commitments. Or, we give only what is expected of us.
Dreaming of this situation (although it is presented metaphorically) indicates that your attitude, deep down, is unsatisfactory. On the other hand, the sheep also means purity and innocence, two positive attributes. However, it may also represent ignorance and blindness. In the event that a shepherd appears, the dream may refer to the power of love to unify divergent forces.
To see many sheep is a sign of calamity; but if they belong to you it promises great riches. A white sheep is a good omen; a black sheep, a bad one.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Innocence and vulnerability are the hallmarks of the sheep as a symbol.
If the sheep appears in your dream, you are getting in touch with the more tender side of yourself. Be careful, however, of giving up your will, as the sheep is also a symbol of following the herd without individual mindfulness. There is a strong association with sheep and sleep or meditative states with the phrase “counting sheep.”... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Sheep in dreams represent the aspects of oneself that conforms to social pressures, such as feeling part of a crowd or being herded by others. Dreaming of sheep can also suggest aspects of ourselves that are the same as other human beings or working hard to accomplish a goal.
If the dreamer is caring for sheep, this may indicate a desire to grow spiritually.... The Element Encyclopedia
In the above case if he sees himself as skinning the animal it means he will rob him of his wealth. He will enter into some dispute with him. Finally, he will separate from him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In a dream, straw represents richness, prosperity and a good harvest, for one who gathers straw ends and brings them home. Eating straw in a dream means poverty and hunger. Locking or placing straw in an unsuitable container such as safe or a dresser in a dream means depression and destruction of cattle feed. Straw in a dream represents charities. Abundance of straw in a dream also represent a community where the female count exceeds the number of men. Wheat straw in a dream means goodness and trustworthiness.
(Also see Wheat straw)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Straw in dreams highlights weakness and emptiness. Unless the image of straw appears in a countryside scene, we arc probably aware of a passing phase which has little meaning.
A straw house being a temporary structure would suggest a state of impermanence is present in our lives.
2- When we say something is built on straw, we are aware that it does not have a proper foundation. We need to look at what we feel is impermanent in our lives and build on it.
3- Straw appearing in a dream can often reveal that we feel there is a lack of support or that the support we do have seems to be rather dry and brittle when undertaking our Spiritual journey.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of drinking through a straw, then this dream is showing you that you are sucking energy from a particular source, to get nourished, quenched, and filled up. Consider what it is that you are drinking and how it makes you feel.
If you dream of drawing straws, then you are grappling with the fear of coming up short, or fearing that if you win, then someone else will come up short. Dreams of a house made of straw means you have flimsy structures of support in your life that could be huffed and puffed and blown over. In general, straw signifies warmth and wealth that has not yet manifested.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If your dream featured heaps of straw, it signifies security through increased savings; stacks of straw predict an increase in material wealth; burning straw is a warning against loss of money due to carelessness; wet straw suggests loss of freedom due to foolish behavior: and a straw bed forecasts an improved income, unless you slept on it, in which case it means you are in for a lover’s quarrel.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Vision: Seeing a straw hat: you are wasting your time on unimportant things. Also—you are too talkative! Lying on straw: your financial situation will take a turn for the worse. Wearing a straw hat: you will enjoy a few happy, carefree days.
Depth Psychology: The dream warns about taking material risks or indicates an impending crisis. See Hay.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: Strawberries, like violets, are symbols of humility, but also temptation.
Vision: Enjoying a bowl of strawberries means luck in your love life. See Apple, Berries, Pear. Looking at strawberries: the affection you have for another person is growing. Collecting wild strawberries: you would like to have a love affair. Spilling strawberries: disappointment in matters of love. See Berries, Fruit.
Depth Psychology: Strawberries symbolize your need for friendship as well as an intimate relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
Happiness is the message contained in a strawberry dream.
If you picked them, you are likely to have an unexpected and delightful vacation; otherwise, whether you ate them, served them, bought them, or cooked them, they signify happy domestic and/or love affairs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Strawberries symbolize feminine sensuality. Eating strawberries augurs the beginning of a loving relationship. Passion and desire are the keys expressed through these fruits.
If during the dream you do not taste this delicacy at all it seems clear that you are repressing yourself. Keep in mind that unfulfilled sexual desires do not disappear and, therefore, the unconscious sends you messages reminding of an inhibited erotic load.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of seeing or eating strawberries represents your erotic thoughts and desires. Strawberries reflect the female aspects especially referring to sex. This dream may also suggest that you are close to achieving your objectives.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see or use a drinking straw in your dream suggests that you have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bonds with them.
To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a tank means difficulties arc piling up. Somebody on the job wants to “roll over you”—look for safety. Riding in a tank: you are reminded—rather cruelly—of promises or responsibilities you made some time ago—you need to fulfill them, even if it is difficult.
Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary
Feeling tired in dreams is often the literal reflection of a situation in real life.
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
In Western cultures, this motif often emerges in dreams in which we find ourselves taking an examination for which we are completely unprepared. For example, college students often have anxiety dreams around the end of the term that involve examinations they have not studied adequately for; this occurs regardless of whether or not the student has actually studied enough.
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
To see withered or dead flowers in your dream denotes disappointments and gloomy situations. You may not be utilizing your full potential and talents.
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