Father of humanity, upon whom be peace. In a dream, Adam represents the elements of sin and repentance. He also represents one’s father or the governor of the land. When seen standing in a noble fashion, Adam also represents attainment and honor. IfAdam addresses the person in question in the dream it means that the latter will acquire knowledge. Ifone becomes Adam or a companion of his and should he qualify for such promotion, it means that he will attain it. Adam also represents the element oftemporal existence. Seeing him in a dream also implies understanding, for he was the first to see dreams in this world and to interpret the name of things. Adam also represents reunion with one’s family, concerns, forgetfulness and worries.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Returning to the origin of masculinity, this is often the symbol for Father. As the first Man, you also want to be the “top man.” Be more vigorous in shaping your life. This symbol rarely occurs today, as is the case with most religious symbols.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The figures of Adam and Eve predict that a memorable event will dash our hopes of success. Seeing the two of them in the garden means that betrayal and treachery will plot together in order to banish good fortune.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of Adam and Eve, foretells that some eventful occasion will rob you of the hope of success in your affairs.
To see them in the garden, Adam dressed in his fig leaf, but Eve perfectly nude save for an Oriental colored serpent ornamenting her waist and abdomen, signifies that treachery and ill faith will combine to overthrow your fortune.
To see or hear Eve conversing with the serpent, foretells that artful women will reduce you to the loss of fortune and reputation. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreams of Adam and Eve symbolize sexual innocence, temptation and having all your needs met, but still wanting more. You are on a quest for knowledge and you are expanding and exploring your boundaries. This dream may be telling you to appreciate what you have instead of coveting that which you don’t. See Yin-Yang.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream about Adam and Eve symbolizes an occurrence in your life that will cause you to have a crisis of hope. You will doubt your chances of success - but don’t stop believing in yourself!... My Dream Interpretation
The way we attempt to ‘bottle up’ our emotions and drives such as ambition or sexuality. There is often tremendous power or energy waiting to be used or directed. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we dream of a dam its significance may vary. We may be bottling up our own emotions and drive, or conversely we could be trying to stop somebody else’s emotional outburst from happening.
To be building a dam indicates we arc likely to be putting up defences, whereas if a dam is bursting we may feel we have no control over emotional situations around us.
2- While on a conscious level we may need to exercise control over our emotions, in dream sequences we will often allow ourselves a natural expression of difficulty or frustration that can be symbolised by an overflow of water.
3- By word association to be damned.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a dam symbolize that you are holding back your feelings, bottling up your emotions. Perhaps you’ve been overwhelmed by your life circumstances and you need some support to release your feelings in a healthy way. See Depression.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The image of a dam presupposes that there is a block to progress. However, one interpretation suggests that it is the conservation of a scarce resource (perhaps our spiritual awareness), until it is available in sufficient quantity. By word association the image can suggest to be damned or rendered powerless.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: While consciously we may need to exercise control over our emotions, in a dream sequence we will often demonstrate a natural expression of difficulty or frustration by an overflow of water or the blocking of a natural channel.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of a dam its significance may vary. We may be bottling up our own emotions and drive, or conversely we could be trying to stop somebody else’s emotional outburst from happening.
To be building a dam indicates we are likely to be putting up defences, whereas if a dam is bursting we may feel we have no control over emotional situations around us.
For further clarity consult the entry for water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In dreams, dams (the kind that hold back water) represent the dreamer’s pent-up emotions.
If you dream of visiting a dam, you have very strong emotions (possibly sexual) that are raging within you and need to be released. You have been trying to repress feelings that cannot be held inside forever. Or, maybe you know you need to tell someone something important but you are having trouble getting up the nerve to say it.
If you dream of a dam breaking, this symbolizes that you are having difficulty containing your desires and feelings - you are almost at the breaking point. This dream is a signal to open up and let yourself go, because it will be a huge relief and a positive thing for you. It can also be a sign that you should accept your feelings as normal and real, and stop trying to be something or someone that doesn’t suit you.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of a water dam may mean that you have retained some emotions inside that need to get out.
If you see a dam burst, then it means that you have lost control and perhaps you have unleashed your fury too much. Emotions run over you. A good solution is to be kind and express your feelings in a gentle and controlled manner.
Victorian books about dreams interpret obstructions, hindrances, and obstacles as harbingers of problems that will occur soon. Dams, therefore, fall into this category.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If one suffers a damage in a dream, it means dismay, horror, a scare, a shock or a menace. Complaining about a damage or a loss one suffers in a dream means attaining one’s goal in wakefulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be damaging an object in dreams suggests a strong sense of perhaps misplaced aggression. Other images in your dream should help to clarify the interpretation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: “Pain is often the best teacher.” Learn from your experiences and put them to good use in the future. Maybe a past “mistake” will help you to find a solution for a present problem! See Pain.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream about a damask rose bush in the wild foretells of a marriage within your family.
To dream that you are given a bouquet or damask roses indicates that you will discover a true and honest companion in life.
For women, if you dream that you are given a damask rose and place it in you hair, this suggests that you will be swindled by an individual whom you considered to be a faithful friend.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Your dreaming mind may at times employ sinister symbolism to address what it perceives to be the darker side of human nature. It has a wealth of material to call upon from both religion and mythology. There may be imps from hell to drag you into a fiery torment, demons of plague and pestilence, Beelzebub the ‘Lord of the Flies’, Asmodeus the demon of anger and lust, and a host of other demons, fiends and evil spirits in the form of toads, serpents, hobgoblins and elves. Each represents darker aspects of your own nature, perhaps a fear of the unknown that is not expressed in waking life, perhaps your frustrated desires and loss of control. Dreams of the devil himself (or modern representations of evil such as Darth Vader from Star Wars or Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter books) may be seen as a representation of your dark, unconscious and baser urges. For Jungians, such a figure would be the ultimate shadow archetype. Devil dreams tend to occur when people are breaking with tradition in some way. They may also be related to evil or negative influences within yourself, possibly linking to a recent or impending decision or action of yours in waking life. See also Devil entry in RELIGION.
Monsters may present, in hideous form, untamed impulses that fill you with disgust and loathing. By giving these impulses a monstrous rather than a human form, you can evade personal responsibility for them. Many dreamers report feelings of a great weight on their chest and a sense of great evil.
Sometimes the dreamer sees a figure who is sexually rapacious. These figures are known as incubi and succubi and they are demons in the form of imps.
They were often included in paintings in the medieval period and symbolize the uncontrolled world of dreams and desire.
If you are able to kill your dream demon or evil spirit, this may help you resolve your innermost fears in waking life. See also NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
The damsel in distress may be the oldest female archetype in all of popular literature and the movies. She is beautiful, vulnerable and in need of rescuing.
If this image appears in your dreams, it may suggest your intense desire to be rescued or protected by a loved one; it may also suggest the need to go it alone. When disappointed, a damsel must go through a process of empowerment and learn to take care of herself in the world.... The Element Encyclopedia
(1) In mythology and folklore a hero rescues an imprisoned beautiful young w oman, slaying a dragon or other monster that is keeping her a prisoner.
If this scenario appears in a man’s dreams, they may be calling on him to rescue his anima from its imprisonment in the unconscious, to utilize this previously hidden and abused feminine side of his nature, and so attain a proper balance in his personality. (For anima) See also Dragon.
(2) When Theseus saved Ariadne from the Minotaur, he had to make his way through a labyrinth; Perseus cut off Medusa’s head to rescue Andromeda. Both labyrinth and Medusa may be negatively charged symbols of mother.
If such an image appears in a hero-rescuing-damsel dream, it may be taken as indicating that the dreamer needs to free
himself from an emotional entanglement with - or all-consuming dependence on - his mother. Only then will he be able to let the feminine in himself express itself. (If he doesn’t let it express itself, it will still do so - but in destructive emotional outbursts.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
This is a peculiarly good dream if one is so fortunate as to see these trees lifting their branches loaded with rich purple fruit and dainty foliage; one may expect riches compared with his present estate.
To dream of eating them at any time, forebodes grief. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream about a damson tree that is abundant with fruit indicates that your efforts will bear fruit and that you will find true wealth.
To dream about picking and eating plums from a damson tree indicates that you may soon deal with sadness and the loss of a loved one. This will be a dark cloud hanging over you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see a damson tree in full leaves loaded with luscious fruit shows you will get your reward with the inheritance you receive. Should you eat of the plums you will have sorrow and grief as well as loss.
If the tree is misshapen then it foretells of a time of domestic unrest.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
You are worried about carrying or taking on responsibility which you secretly fear will prove too much for you if your dream featured this type of water barrier; either talk it over with a trusted friend or get professional counsel.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Rivers and streams always represent the way you live your life, as well as the way you see your life. Did you dream of a mean-dering river or one that was direct? The first would suggest emotional ups and downs, whilst the second would suggest emotional calm. Dreams of being carried along by a river or stream can refer to the passage of life from birth to death, but they are more likely to refer to your emotional life. How you felt in the dream will indicate the meaning; were you frightened, happy or excited? If the river is rushing by, this may suggest that you feel life is moving too quickly.
If it the river is static, your unconscious may have been commenting on your lack of drive and direction.
If you threw a stone in the river, did the ripples that formed echo your sense of going around in circles in waking life? The river depicts the richness or poverty of your life energy, so if you are crossing a river in your dream, this suggests you are in the process of making great changes in your life.
If you are in the water to cross, it means you will feel a lot of emotions in the process of change.
If you see someone else cross the river or fall into the river, this may refer to your feelings about aging and the passage of time.
If the river is contaminated, this suggests that you are holding back your feelings in waking life and not doing the best you can for yourself.
If you were in a river—or steamboat in your dream, this may refer to the circumstances that surround you, for example your family or home life. The context of the dream and how you feel will all help you with the interpretation. Was the boat solid and safe like a steamer, or fragile like a canoe or a dingy?
Canals, dams and reservoirs are all designed to regulate water flow and in dreams they suggest conscious attempts to control emotion; how effective they are at directing the water mirrors how effective you have become at controlling your emotions in waking life. A canal may also symbolize the birth canal and thus represent a desire for children. Because reservoirs are where water is collected and stored, if one features in your dream, could it be commenting on your own emotional reserves? The water level of the reservoir in this dream is important.
If it is high, your emotional resources are abundant but if it is low, you may be feeling emotionally drained by the demands of others. In dreams, dams also suggest control over your emotions, and their effectiveness in your dream will say a lot about your emotional health. If, in your dream, you were standing on a bridge watching the water flow beneath you, you could be ready to leave the past behind—as suggested by water under the bridge—since you are at a turning point in your life (the bridge is a symbol of transition). See also TRAVEL.... The Element Encyclopedia