A dream of unexpected gifts can have several meanings. The gift can point to the need for you to recognize your own worth.
If you are the giver, the dream may be warning you to be more open and direct with other people, so that you are not caught off guard. An inappropriate gift of something you do not like, or have no use for, may indicate that someone’s attentions in waking life are not welcome.
If you receive an unpleasant gift in a beautiful gift box, this image may reveal your intuition that someone’s apparently good intentions may disguise selfish motives. Finally, the image of an empty gift box may suggest that in waking life, things are not as attractive as they seem. Perhaps you have to face the reality of a relationship ending, or need to lower your expectations in some way.
A gift of chocolates may hark back to your childhood and infantile oral pleasures. According to Freudian theory, chocolates are a dream image of excrement, representing an anal fixation that may indicate a tendency to be overly formal or uptight. Beware of overanalysing here though, since dreams about chocolate sometime suggest a longing for love, affection and…chocolate.... The Element Encyclopedia
If in the dream, she fails to meet your wishes, through any cause, you will suffer vexation and discontent. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Domestic harmony. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The qualities ascribed to the daughter in your dreams either represent your maternal yearnings for a daughter and/or or guidance and insight regarding your actual daughter.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you have a daughter, she is trying to communicate something to you but may be afraid to. Other symbols in the dream could shed light on what it is.
If the dreamer is neither pregnant nor the parent of a daughter, yet in the dream she has a daughter, this could indicate that the dreamer will start a new creative project soon.
If the daughter is pretty and happy, the project will be a success. But if the child is crying, the project will hit a lot of snags.
If the girl in question is the daughter of a celebrity, ask yourself what both the daughter and the celebrity mean to you. Look to other symbols in the dream to add further insight.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
• My daughters have always represented my love and my faith in my dreams. Identify your relationship with your daughter and you will discover what they represent in your dreams. Whether positive, meaning the forces of the spirit, or negative, meaning the works of the flesh, your children will by symbolic of the relationships you have with them in real life.
• Visions • If you see the daughter of someone you are ministering with in vision, the Lord could be indicating that their daughter needs ministry or that their daughter is directly involved in the problem that you are busy ministering to in them.
• If you dream of giving birth to a daughter, See also: Birth, Child.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
If you dreamed that you were a parent but you have no children in waking life, this could be wish-fulfillment or your dream child may have represented a new idea, project or commitment. Alternatively, a dream son or daughter may represent one of the many archetypes that are facets of the masculine and feminine principles. Dreams parents may have in which the relationship with a daughter is highlighted tend to represent the health of the relationship between the mother and the father, as the child is the result of that relationship. For example, a sick daughter in a dream could suggest that the relationship is unhealthy.
Dreaming about your daughter often relates to how you feel about her. Is she an adventurous creative person? If so, then the dream will usually be depicting your pride in her achievements, or your own feelings of creativity and risk-taking. Is she an anxious or introverted person, and are you worried about her? If so, then the dream is either about your own urges to withdraw, or your feelings of concern for her.
If you are a mother dreaming of your daughter, it could represent the support you get from her or any ties you feel to her through being her parent. It may also be referring to your own feelings and difficulties at her age that might be surfacing at the time of your dream. You might even be feeling her as a competitor because of her youth.
If you are a father dreaming of your daughter, it usually represents your feelings and your more feminine or receptive side. So problems in the dream could suggest you are having difficulty allowing your feelings to express themselves in waking life. Your daughter could also depict difficult feelings— more often not self-recrimination—you have about mistakes you have made in your relationship with her mother. When your daughter starts dating, dreaming of her might also point out the struggle you have to let go. Dreams about someone else’s daughter often indicate the nature of your feelings about your own daughter
A son, like a daughter, is the fruit of your relationship with your partner; as such, in your dreams he can represent the state of your relationship with his father or mother. On the other hand, he can represent the need for the dreamer to express themselves. He can also suggest the youthful, playful part of yourself or your own potential. Dreams about your son may also have no symbolic meaning at all, and are simply about your own son. Are you worried about him? If you are a mother dreaming of your son, it can indicate ambition and hope.
If you are a father dreaming of your son, it can suggest unfulfilled hopes and dreams.
Dreams about someone else’s son can indicate feelings about your own son.
If you are killing your son in a dream, try not to be shocked; it reflects your anxiety about your son making a move towards independence. Traditionally, it is fortunate to dream about your son.
If you dream of your son getting married, there will be financial worries (easily explained by the cost of the up-and- coming wedding!).... The Element Encyclopedia
To be aware of trapping something or someone is attempting to hold onto them.
To be trapping a butterfly is to be trying to capture the inner self.
2- When we feel trapped in dreams, we are not usuallv able to break free of old patterns of thought and behaviour. We need outside help.
3- Spiritually we are holding ourselves back. We mav also be aware of being trapped by the restrictions of the physical body.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The type of trap will give an indication of our psychological state.
A gin trap would, therefore, suggest something is biting us and, rather obviously, a box trap that we are restricted in thought. We can gain insight into what is restricting us by taking careful note of our surroundings if we are trapped or locked in a room.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be aware of trapping something or someone is attempting to hold on to them.
To be trapping a butterfly is to be trying to capture the inner self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A woman is often trapped by her own imperturbability and needs help to escape and a man needs to find and release his trapped feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Example: I am trapped in a small brick room with no way out. I shout for someone to help me. Then either a huge bird or creature with arms tries to catch me and I scream myself awake’ (Karen S). Karen had lived through a divorce, an unhappy love affair, the loss of a baby. In the dream the figure who comes after she has called for help might save her, but her fears make her reject it. Perhaps Karen’s feelings about men paint them as monsters. Whatever her past males may have been like, with such feelings it is Karen herself who is the prisoner and suffers loneliness. Trapped dreams can also depict feelings we have about work, about lack of opportunity, and so on. It must be remembered that the dream puts into images one’s own feelings about the situation, not the external thing itself. See imprisoned; cage; cell; wolj under animal; escape; holding. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
• It reflects feelings of frustration perhaps due to being trapped in your job or a difficult relationship.
• If you are trapping something in a dream be aware of holding onto things too tightly.
• Sometimes dreams of being trapped relate to the paralysis mechanism that affects the large muscle groups during dream sleep to stop us acting out our dreams.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you change the way you do things, you will surely experience a feeling of liberation.
Gypsy tradition says that if you dream that an animal is caught in a net you must act with caution. Otherwise, your plans will fail.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(2) If it is yourself you are wrapping up in a dream, this may symbolize either a desire to conceal your feelings from yourself or from others; or a sense of shame or guilt or inadequacy; or a longing for the warmth of love. In all cases the first thing to do is to remove the wrappings - that is, to uncover that part of yourself that needs attention.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols