Any violence or negative action in your dreams is typically a reflection of your own inner feelings.
According to Jung, negative actions in dreams symbolize the shadow or dark side of your nature. The shadow is everything that you are repressing or denying, the hidden side of yourself that you refuse to recognize. By conjuring up such images in your dream, your unconscious is urging you to bring these hidden feelings into the light of day so that they have less hold over you, otherwise you are in danger of projecting this ‘other self’ onto other people.
Dreams about violence, crime and other actions may not only reveal your inner feelings about yourself, they may also reveal your feelings about the situation around you or in some cases, your feelings about other people in your life. The type of negative action highlighted in the dream will be worthy of your attention if you are to fully understand yourself and your situation. Although disturbing, and unfortunately more common than positive actions in dreams, dreams in which the action focuses on bad or negative feelings, words and actions are seldom predictive, so you don’t need to worry that the horrifying events will be repeated in your waking life. Recurring dreams of committing rape are a different concern, suggesting violent urges that are in danger of spilling over into your waking life.
If this is the case, professional therapy and counseling is strongly recommended. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS; NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Is there something or someone unique in your waking life that you need to pay more attention to? Small miracles happen every day in the most ordinary of activities. Perhaps your children are reaching milestones of development? Is your garden blossoming? Have you noticed how much your family and / or partner is supporting you?... The Element Encyclopedia
You are being warned against speculating either with money or with personal relationships if you dreamed of signing or of a signed deed; but if you refused to sign or the deed was unsigned, you can be your own best friend by keeping your plans to yourself.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Usually we live on the surface of our mind. In sleep we dive down deeper but lose our sense of self.
If we maintain some awareness in these deeps of the mind, it is somewhat like snorkelling in deep sea; we realise what immense and unbelievable depths lie beneath us. Dreams often portray this as depth—a hole, deep water, a chasm; space; our non-verbal life in the womb, or early childhood, which is remembered as patterns of feeling reaction rather than verbal utterance. In the depths we may find gems, skeletons, archaeological objects, and these relate to the memory of our evolutionary past, family influences we carry within us unknown. Deep cuts: suggests a hurt which penetrates us; or emotions which affect us powerfully. Idioms: in deep water, in the deep end; deeply troubled; deeply hurt. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be trying to understand archetypal patterns that have not been recognizable in the past. There is information available to us which we can only understand through being able to appreciate our own emotional depths.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of the deep we are usually considering past family influences of which we may not be consciously aware. Patterns of behaviour are often repeated in families and it takes some dredging through family stories and myths to have us recognize such patterns.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Any sense of depth, particularly going down, in a dream usually represents the unconscious mind.
This can be accompanied by feelings of discovery or dread. “Deep” is also found in a number of interesting idioms, such as at the “deep end” or in “deep water.” One can be deeply hurt or deeply troubled.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A deer in a dream represents women and children. Capturing a deer in a dream or receiving one as a gift means prosperity, an inheritance, marriage, having children or overcoming one’s adversary. Slaughtering a deer in a dream means deflowering a young girl. Bringing a deer inside one’s house means finding a bride for one’s son.
If one kills and skins a deer in a dream, it means that he will rape a noble woman.
A deer jumping at someone in a dream represents a disobedient wife. Owning a deer in a dream means marriage to a noble woman or it could represent wealth which is earned from lawful sources.
(Also see Gazelle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a deer represents a gentle spirit, precious, wise, loving and fragile heart. You need to be mindful of your naiveté making you vulnerable to sudden, unexpected predators.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Deer represent grace and spirituality. Deers are important dream messengers, so pay attention to where they lead you in dreams. Some specific dream meanings involving deer: To see a deer in its natural habitat foretells a new and pleasant friendship.
If the deer was captive or in unnatural surroundings, this symbolizes emotional upsets and/or disappointment in a trusted friend.
To see a dead or dying deer, or to kill a deer in your dream, is a warning to look out for a backstabber who is masquerading as your friend.... My Dream Interpretation
If the deer was capfive or in an unnatural surrounding, it signifies emotional upsets and/or disappointment in some trusted friend; however, in its natural habitat it augurs the cementing of a new and pleasant friendship.
To kill a deer or see a dead one is a warning to look out for a backbiter masquerading as a friend.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Because of the similarity of its antler to tree branches, it is often linked symbolically to the Tree of Life. By virtue of its large antlers it also represents the elevation. For these reasons, it is identified with the idea of nobility. Its presence in dreams may be related to a job promotion.
The oneiric image of this animal in the forest announces benefits. A deer running bodes well for business. Deer fighting one another denote obtained powers; to see them die, well-being; to have one in the garden, misfortune. However, a herd of deer predicts good and numerous friendships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The deer, as one of the most widely hunted species in North America, is naturally associated with hunting. It also symbolizes grace and gentleness (“gentle as a deer”). In folklore deer are messengers of fairies, which may give them a symbolic role in dreams as messengers of the unconscious.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The gentle side of oneself that can be hurt or wounded easily by cynicism and aggression or criticism. Generally, a deer symbolizes vulnerability and, in some cases, lovesickness. In a man’s dream, the deer may depict a young woman the man is in pursuit of.
If the dreamer is pursuing a deer, this indicates success in overcoming fears.
If the dreamer sees himself killing a deer, this is a warning dream to indicate the possibility of someone hurting them in waking life through no fault of their own. To dream of a stag suggests male sexual drive and virility, courage, and both life and healing energies. The stag may also represent a man or father figure that the dreamer admires in some way and the dream expresses the dreamer’s desire to become more like the admired person. Finally, a deer or reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure and the dream could suggest that the dreamer needs to recognize his or her own place in the world. Is it time for you to branch out from this place in the world and make new connections?
Are you in the process of renewal or do you need to be?... The Element Encyclopedia
As like with most other animals, the deer in your dream may represent some aspect of your intuition or it may be a message from your unconscious. In some parts of Asia, deer are considered to be conductors of soul and thus the robes of shamans are usually made out of deerskin.
The Indians of North and South America also gave deer a spiritually important role. They believed that the souls of men passed into deer at the time of death. They also believed that a dying deer was a negative omen, which usually represented droughts that in turn foretold of very difficult times ahead. In the modern world, we generally see deer as gentle forest animals. Deer are characters in children’s stories and Santa Clause uses them to bring gifts to all. Thus, the deer in your dream may be a symbol of gentle and helpful parts of your psyche. In order to understand the message of the dream, think about what situation in your life would benefit from gentleness and soul fullness?... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Being in nature. Points to the basics of life and longing for freedom and simplicity; if held captive, you are unable to live out your physical urges, your male instincts, your need to roam about.
The image of the elk is also connected to the sense of wide-open spaces that is usually expressing a longing for mental clarity and openness. As a mighty animal, the elk elicits awe about the nature of passion.
A symbol of self-development and redemption. Also masculine power and superpower. In myth, it corresponds to the “Huhertus Elk,” a white elk with a cross between his antlers.
To see him is considered a sign of special grace.
Folklore: Erotic meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Doing a good deed in a dream means repentance, reestablishing the connection with one’s blood relations, uniting one’s family with love or being charitable in helping a poor person.
If one sees himself calling people to God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will be saved from hell-fire. Doing good deeds in a dream such as charity, prayers, invoking God’s blessings, helping others, protecting the rights of others, commanding what is lawful and shunning what is forbidden incurs the divine pleasure and bounty, and brings profits to one’s business, pays his debts, dispels his fears and leads him to receive a leading position in his community. Thanking God Almighty for His favors in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Doing a good deed in a dream also signifies receiving encouragement or having encouraging ambitions.
To spend money on God’s path in a dream means receiving money in wakefulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Positive experiences are usually less common in dreams than negative experiences; but when they do appear, their purpose is to compensate, inspire, encourage and motivate.
According to Jung, dreams are a compensation for what is going on in daily life. They can serve as a positive or negative compensation. In this way they attempt to balance the psyche. For example, if you experience unhappiness in daily life, you may have a positive, uplifting dream of happiness and contentment. There may also be an element of wish-fulfillment. For example, if you are in financial trouble in your waking life, you may have an exciting dream about winning the lottery.
As well as serving a compensatory or wish-fulfillment function, your dreaming mind may conjure up images of courage, bravery or tenderness in dreams to highlight the need for you to be equally courageous, brave or tender in your waking life. Dreams that feature kindness, love, goodness and purity also highlight qualities that you might want to consider nurturing within yourself.
And if you see yourself acting like a saint or a hero in your dreams, the message may be that if you follow the example set in your dream you may find a way to overcome obstacles that are holding you back so you can move forward in certain areas of your life. See alsoBAD DEEDS; FAMILY; RELATIONSHIPS; SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
The reindeer’s sensitivity, poise, and nobility are attributes that may influence your character.
A team of reindeer can represent a team of leaders delivering products or gifts to the world. Its mystical association with Saint Nicholas or Santa Clause associates reindeer with one who bnngs gifts and fulfillment of the deepest wishes.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
As in the story of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, if you dream of a reindeer, then you are realizing that your unique and “strange” qualities are your greatest gifts to your community and to the world. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message to let your light shine in the unique way that only yours can.... Strangest Dream Explanations
These dignified animals in your dream forecast a surprise gain.
You are likely to recover something you thought lost (possibly a forgotten loan) or to discover that something you thought worthless is, in fact, quite valuable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Unlike rivers and seas, lakes, lagoons, pools, ponds and puddles are typically still, so if they feature in your dream, they could be reflecting your emotional calm.
If a lagoon appears mysteriously, reminding you that still waters run deep, this could be referring to your own hidden strengths or weaknesses. Some dream researchers believe that lagoons in dreams are symbols of the womb, so perhaps when they appear in a dream, you are longing to retreat to a safe haven.
If you are a woman, they may refer to a desire for children and if you are a man, a longing for intimacy. Dream ponds can also reflect your unconscious personality, facets of which will be represented by the creatures who live in it.
If your dream pond is lifeless and stagnant, is your emotional life currently unfulfilling? If you watched a fish swim to the surface, could it have represented the emergence of your intuition? If the pool suddenly transforms into a whirlpool or maelstrom, this suggests emotional turbulence or confusion in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia